By Wolters Kluwer NV

closed 9/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Ascend Learning, purchased Allied Health Titles from Wolters Kluwer Health

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health has completed the sale of certain allied health titles to Ascend Learning, LLC. The titles were part of the Health Learning, Research & Practice (HLRP) business and include print and digital books in specialties, such as dental hygiene and massage therapy.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics that enable institutions, students and employers to succeed in healthcare and other high-growth, licensure-driven professions. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Health
The acquisition includes certain allied health titles from Wolters Kluwer Health. The titles were part of the Health Learning, Research & Practice (HLRP) business and include print and digital books in specialties, such as dental hygiene and massage therapy.
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$11
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closed 5/8/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions, acquired CLM Matrix

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance acquired 100% of the shares of CLM Matrix, a fast-growing provider of contract lifecycle management software. CLM Matrix will become part of GRC’s ELM Solutions unit, a market leader in legal spend and matter management software.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions
Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions is a provider of enterprise legal spend and matter management and legal analytics solutions. ELM Solutions helps corporate legal and insurance claims departments and their law firms worldwide to ensure compliance, control costs, and collaborate more effectively. "
target: CLM Matrix
CLM Matrix is the leading provider of solutions that transform the way companies manage contracts, trade agreements and other important documents that contain valuable strategic information. CLM Matrix is the only CLM solution built exclusively on the Microsoft Office SharePoint technology platform.
price ($mm)
$35
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
14.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, will acquire eVision Industry Software

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announced that it has acquired eVision Industry Software BV, a global provider of industrial operational risk management software. eVision offers innovative solutions that improve the way the oil, gas and petrochemical industries operate on a global scale.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert information solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. "
target: eVision Industry Software
eVision Industry Software is a global leader in industrial operational risk management (IORM) software and offers innovative solutions that improve the way the oil, gas and petrochemical industries operate on a global scale.
price ($mm)
$145
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
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7.2x
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announced 3/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, will acquire Firecracker, Inc.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Firecracker, an adaptive learning, assessment, and study-planning solution used by more than 20 percent of U.S. medical students.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions that support clinicians, patients, researchers and students with advanced clinical decision support, learning and research and clinical intelligence. "
target: Firecracker, Inc.
Founded in 2009, Firecracker uses a technology- and data-driven approach to improve medical student learning in preparation for high stakes exams, including the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
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closed 3/12/2018 via BusinessWire

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., acquired Provation Medical, Inc.

synopsis: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., a leading private investment firm, announced that it has acquired Provation Medical, Inc., a leading software solution provider for intelligent procedure documentation, from Wolters Kluwer.
buyer: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is a leading private investment firm. With a sector-focused approach, the firm seeks to partner with world-class management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from Clearlake’s operational improvement approach. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Provation Medical, Inc.
ProVation Medical is the U.S. market-leader in gastroenterology procedure documentation software and is also a major supplier of order sets to hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.
price ($mm)
$181
rev ($mm)
$78
EBITDA ($mm)
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2.3x
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announced 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Karnov Group AB, will purchase Swedish Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has agreed to sell certain Swedish publishing and trade services assets to Karnov Group. The Swedish assets to be sold include legal and regulatory information, in print and digital formats, as well as printing and distribution services.
buyer parent: Rothschild
buyer: Karnov Group AB
The Karnov Group serves leading legal, tax and accounting professionals in Sweden and Denmark with online research solutions, continued legal education, and decision support tools for improved client advisory, and continuously invests in new technology. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The Swedish assets to be sold include legal and regulatory information, in print and digital formats, as well as printing and distribution services. Wolters Kluwer N.V. is a global leader in information services and solutions.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.1x
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closed 9/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer NV, acquired Adsolut

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announces that it has signed and completed the acquisition of Adsolut, a fast-growing provider of collaborative tax and accounting solutions for tax advisors and their clients in Belgium. The company offers an integrated, modular software suite, that enables online collaboration between accountants and their clients.
buyer: Wolters Kluwer NV (ENXTAM:WKL:$4,899.67)
Wolters Kluwer is a leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax & accounting, finance, risk & compliance, and legal sectors. They help customers make critical decisions by providing solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized tech and services."
target: Adsolut
Founded in 2007, Adsolut offers an integrated, modular software suite, that enables online collaboration between accountants and their small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients.
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announced 7/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Peninsula Business Services Group, will purchase Certain UK Publishing Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announces that it has reached agreement on the divestment of certain UK information and publishing assets to the Peninsula Business Services Group. The assets include information services for HR, health & safety, and compliance professionals and online and print publications for accountants and tax consultants.
buyer: Peninsula Business Services Group
The Peninsula Business Services Group is a leading U.K. provider of employment law, HR, health & safety and tax consultancy services. Since 1983 Peninsula has been providing professional services to small businesses across the UK. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer. Some of their UK Publishing Assets include information services for HR, health & safety, and compliance professionals and online and print publications for accountants and tax consultants.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$34
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0.4x
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closed 4/6/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US, acquired Tagetik

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, a company that supports the workflow of CPAs, corporate tax and accounting departments and auditors, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Tagetik, a leading global provider of corporate performance management software and services to mid- and large size corporations.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting offers innovative, integrated and customer-focused solutions that support the workflow of CPAs, corporate tax and accounting departments, and auditors — enabling growth, enhancing productivity and increasing profitability. "
target: Tagetik
Founded in 1986, Tagetik is a market leader in corporate performance management solutions, supporting the workflow of the Office of the CFO, including financial and operational budgeting and planning, consolidation and close process, financial modeling, analytics and reporting.
price ($mm)
$317
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.3x
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announced 10/4/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, will acquire Emmi Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a global provider of healthcare information and point of care solutions, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Emmi Solutions, one of the leading U.S. providers of patient engagement solutions. Emmi is a leading provider of comprehensive and interactive patient engagement solutions.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
A division of Wolters Kluwer N.V., Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry. "
target: Emmi Solutions, LLC
Emmi Solutions is the pioneer of outcomes-driven patient engagement. Emmi offers a complete solution that engages patients and has repeatedly shown that it can improve clinical and financial outcomes.
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$170
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announced 9/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Reynolds & Reynolds, will purchase indirect loan origination solutions from Wolters Kluwer NV

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer signed an agreement to sell its indirect loan origination solutions, including their AppOne software, Risk Mitigation Services and Bankers Systems Indirect lending compliance documents to Reynolds and Reynolds, a leading provider of software, compliance forms and services to U.S. automotive dealers and lenders.
buyer: Reynolds & Reynolds
Reynolds and Reynolds is a leading provider of automobile dealership software, documents, and services to help dealerships deliver better business results and transform the customer experience. "
seller: Wolters Kluwer NV (ENXTAM:WKL:$4,899.67)
The indirect loan origination solutions include AppOne, Risk Mitigation Services and Bankers Systems Indirect lending compliance documents. AppOne® workflow platform streamlines and automates the traditional tasks of processing an indirect loan application.
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closed 6/1/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US, acquired CPE Link

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced that it has signed and completed an agreement to acquire CPE Link, a leading online provider of continuing professional education (CPE) for accountants, tax preparers, and financial advisors. The acquisition will expand and complement Wolters Kluwer's existing learning portfolio.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US (CCHGroup.com) is a leading provider of software solutions and local expertise that helps tax, accounting, and audit professionals research and navigate complex regulations, comply with legislation, manage their businesses and advice clients. "
target: CPE Link
CPE Link offers online Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for accounting and finance professionals via live webcasts, and multi-media, mobile friendly on-demand courses. CPE Link instructors are all tax professionals, who are experts in their fields and have many years of practical experience.
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closed 7/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, acquired Enablon

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announces that it has completed the acquisition of compliance software provider Enablon. Enablon is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety and sustainability and operational risk management software and SaaS solutions, serving major corporations worldwide across a range of industries.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert information solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. "
target: Enablon
Enablon is the world’s leading provider of Sustainability, EH&S and Operational Risk Management Software. More than 1,000 global companies and 1 million users rely on Enablon solutions to manage their environmental and social performance, minimize risks and improve profitability.
price ($mm)
$279
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired PrepU

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired the adaptive learning technology that powers the PrepU quizzing tool for nursing and medical education. PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PrepU
PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences. The company offers test prep for college biology, nursing, and medical concentrations.
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closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Fastcase, Inc., acquired Loislaw.com, Inc.

synopsis: The legal research company Fastcase has acquired one of its prime competitors among middle-market legal research providers, Loislaw. The online site covers primary legal materials for all 50 states, all federal appellate courts, the U.S. Code, the Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register.
buyer: Fastcase, Inc.
Fastcase is the leading next-generation legal research service that provides a comprehensive national law library and powerfull searching, sorting, and visualization tools. The Fastcase collection includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Loislaw.com, Inc. (:$5.00)
Loislaw.com provides legal professionals access to comprehensive legal information from multiple resources in one online location. They can link to a wide variety of content to support their legal research needs including Primary Law, Federal and State Law, Treatise Libraries, and Bar Publications.
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closed 9/1/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired Learner's Digest International

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer's Health Division announced that is has completed the acquisition of 100% of Learner's Digest International, LLC. Learner's Digest is a leading provider of independent continuing medical education to physicians in the U.S. Operationally, the company will become part of Wolters Kluwer Health Learning, Research & Practice (LR&P).
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Its customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Housatonic Partners
target: Learner's Digest International
Learner's Digest is a leading provider of independent (non-pharma funded) continuing medical education (CME) to physicians and other healthcare professionals in the U.S. The company has developed a mobile audio learning platform that simplifies the traditional, time-consuming CME process.
price ($mm)
$150
rev ($mm)
$39
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, acquired Effacts BV

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory Solutions announced the acquisition of Effacts, a Netherlands-based provider of legal management software to corporate legal departments in Europe and the U.S.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert content, solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. "
target: Effacts BV
Effacts, headquartered in Amsterdam, is a leading provider of Legal Risk Management software with years of experience implementing comprehensive solutions successfully at companies worldwide.
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closed 6/30/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US, acquired SureTax

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced that it has signed and completed an agreement to acquire SureTax, one of the most comprehensive and technologically advanced tax calculation engines available in the U.S. market. SureTax, powered by CCH, is a real-time web-based tax calculation solution maximizing CCH rates and taxability content.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US (CCHGroup.com) is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals since 1913. "
target: SureTax
SureTax is a real-time web-based tax calculation solution maximizing CCH rates and taxability content specific to the telecom industry. The SureTax solution provides a timely, simple and effective way to calculate telecommunication taxes for billing and compliance.
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announced 12/19/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer NV, will acquire SBS Software GmbH

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire SBS Software GmbH, a leading German provider of accounting and payroll solutions. SBS Software's main products are SBS Lohn plus for payroll accounting and SBS Rewe neo for financial accounting.
buyer: Wolters Kluwer NV (ENXTAM:WKL:$4,899.67)
Wolters Kluwer is a market-leading global information services company. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare rely on its leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently. "
target: SBS Software GmbH
SBS Software GmbH is a leading German provider of accounting and payroll solutions. Based in Bretten, Germany with a 40-year history, SBS Software has more than 100 employees and serves over 6,000 customers.
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announced 7/22/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, will purchase Legal Business from LexisNexis Poland

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the LexisNexis legal business in Poland from Reed Elsevier. LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions. The LexisNexis legal business in Poland has approximately 120 employees.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert content, solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: LexisNexis Poland
The LexisNexis legal business in Poland has approximately 120 employees. LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets.
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closed 2/25/2011 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired Legal Publishing Group

synopsis: Thomson Reuters, the leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has announced that it has acquired Legal Publishing Group operations in Argentina and Chile from Palmfund Management. Legal Publishing Group publishes legal, tax and accounting information.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,721.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target parent: Palmfund Management, LLC
target: Legal Publishing Group
Legal Publishing Group develops and publishes high-quality content in legal, regulatory, tax, labor and foreign trade matters. The business serves the needs of more than 90 universities, and offers solutions to accounting professionals and more than 200 governmental departments.
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announced 6/30/2010 via Capital IQ

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

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

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Highline Media, LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries.
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Pfingsten Publishing LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Pfingsten Partners, L.P.
target: Pfingsten Publishing LLC
Pfingsten Publishing L.L.C. is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group; The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group.
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closed 2/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Prism Business Media, acquired Penton Media, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP announced the completion of the purchase of Penton Media, Inc. and the simultaneous acquisition by MidOcean of 50% of the combined businesses of Prism Business Media Holdings, Inc. and Penton Media, Inc. Wasserstein, along with its coinvestors, continues to own 50% of the combined company.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target parent: ABRY Partners
target: Penton Media, Inc.
Penton Media, Inc., a diversified business-to-business media company, produces market-focused magazines, trade shows, conferences, and online media and provides a broad range of custom media and direct marketing solutions for business-to-business customers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$530
rev ($mm)
$198
EBITDA ($mm)
$42
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
closed 8/24/2006 via Company Press Release

Database Ready, LLC, acquired Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory

synopsis: Database Ready, LLC, a provider of services and software that are used by financial, database, directory and other publishers, has acquired Edwards Information, LLC, publisher of the Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory.
buyer: Database Ready, LLC
Database Ready consists of three distinct business operations:software distribution services (it helps software companies sell their software); directory publishing; and database and content management services. "
target: Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory
A man with money who made his millions buying and selling radio stations.
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closed 5/23/2006 via Company Press Release

A Consortium of 6 buyers acquired VNU nv

synopsis: Valcon, the consortium of private equity firms that for months has been trying to buy Anglo-Dutch media giant VNU for $9.7 billion, last weekend declared victory. The consortium said shareholders representing nearly 79% of VNU’s stock have tendered their stake.
buyer: AlpInvest Partners N.V.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Co.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$5,568.16)
buyer: The Carlyle Group (CG:$3,068.40)
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$5,683.13)
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is an investment firm that makes a wide variety of private equity investments on behalf of itself and its investors. KKR has completed more than 100 transactions involving over $100 billion of total financing. KKR has offices in New York, Menlo Park and London. "
target: VNU nv (NLSN:$6,618.00)
The Nielsen Company is world’s leading provider of marketing information, audience measurement, and business media products and services. Nielsen provides clients with the most complete view of their consumers and their markets.
price ($mm)
$11,594
rev ($mm)
$4,479
EBITDA ($mm)
$835
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
13.9x
closed 3/6/2006 via PR Newswire

The CAPS Group, purchased educational product development, catalog, publication and New York-based advertising pre-media opera from Schawk, Inc.

synopsis: The CAPS Group, a premier provider of graphic arts services to corporations, advertising agencies and design firms, has acquired the educational product development, catalog, publication and New York-based advertising pre-media operations of Schawk, Inc.
buyer: The CAPS Group
The CAPS Group is one of the largest independent graphic arts services providers in the United States. Its clients include Fortune 500 corporations, leading mid-market companies, nationally recognized publishers and large advertising agencies. The company is headquartered in Chicago. "
seller: Schawk, Inc. (SGK:$442.64)
Schawk, Inc. specialize in two markets: packaging and advertising. Many of the world’s biggest consumer products companies, advertising agencies and printers rely on us every day for innovative brand imaging solutions that help them achieve strategic business goals.
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closed 9/3/2003 via

synopsis: Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ), publisher of the world's most vital business and financial news, announced today it has acquired Technologic Partners, a closely held publications and events firm for the venture capital and technology industries.
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. "
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closed 10/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Ryan Konikoff, acquired Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.

synopsis: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. recently announced new ownership with Chief Operating Officer Ryan Konikoff acquiring the majority share. Rock The House Founder and CEO Matt Radicelli will remain at the helm of the company. Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company.
buyer: Ryan Konikoff
Ryan Konikoff is the Chief Operating Officer at Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. He specializes in Tour Managing, Cruise Ships, Music Festivals, and Audio / Visual & special event design. "
target: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.
Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company. RTH provides world-class event lighting, A/V production services, videography, DJs, photo booths, and more for Corporate Events, Meetings and Conferences, Weddings and just about any other type of event.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, acquired Buying Business Travel, the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target parent: Panacea Media
target: Buying Business Travel Media
Buying Business Travel is the UK’s leading publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers. It has a highly targeted circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., acquired Topo, Inc

synopsis: Gartner, a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500, has acquired TOPO, a research, advisory, and consulting firm for sales and marketing organizations, to better help companies continue to grow revenue faster and sustain that growth.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner is a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. Gartner's combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced, and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. "
target: Topo, Inc
TOPO is a research, advisory, and consulting firm that helps sales and marketing adopt the patterns and plays that drive faster revenue growth. The company develops research insights, actionable assessments, and market technology guides for marketing, sales development, and sales.
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closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

DTN, acquired Weatherzone

synopsis: DTN, an independent source of insights, analysis, and decision-support solutions, has acquired Weatherzone, from Nine Entertainment. Headquartered in Australia, Weatherzone is a leading provider of weather information to consumers and businesses across major industry sectors.
buyer parent: TBG AG
buyer: DTN
DTN is an independent source of accurate, objective, real-time, and actionable insights to increase confidence and support business decisions for customers working in agriculture, energy, and transportation. DTN also publishes Progressive Farmer magazine, the premier publication in agriculture. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Weatherzone
Weatherzone is Australia’s largest private weather service. The company gives businesses advanced tools and the most accurate weather forecasts in order to operate safely, efficiently, and more profitably. Weatherzone's solutions are innovative, tailored, flexible and responsive.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/26/2019 via BusinessWire

HGGC, LLC, will acquire Monotype Imaging

synopsis: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will be acquired by HGGC, a leading middle-market private equity firm. Monotype empowers creative minds to build and express authentic brands through design, technology, and expertise.
buyer: HGGC, LLC
HGGC is a leading middle-market private equity firm with $4.3 billion in cumulative capital commitments. HGGC is distinguished by its Advantaged Investing approach that enables firms to source and acquire scalable businesses through partnerships with management teams, founders, and sponsors. "
target: Monotype Imaging (TYPE:$243.96)
Monotype empowers creative minds to build and express authentic brands through design, technology and expertise. Monotype's libraries feature iconic typefaces including the Helvetica, Frutiger, and Univers families as well as contemporary releases from the Monotype Studio.
price ($mm)[EV]
$824 [$857]
rev ($mm)
$244
EBITDA ($mm)
$55
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
15.7x
announced 4/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire PayScale

synopsis: Francisco Partners, a leading global private equity firm specializing in technology and technology-enabled services businesses, will be acquiring PayScale, a company that offers modern compensation software and the most precise, real-time, data-driven insights for employees and employers alike.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm specializing in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. FP has invested in and acquired over 200 technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: PayScale
PayScale offers modern compensation software and the most precise, real-time, data-driven insights for employees and employers alike. More than 7,000 customers, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, use PayScale to power pay decisions for more than 18 million employees.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Vigeo Eiris

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Vigeo Eiris, an independent international provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and services for investors and public & private organizations. Vigeo Eiris is based in France, with operations all over the world.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,496.60)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Vigeo Eiris
Vigeo Eiris is an independent international provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and services for investors and public & private organizations. Vigeo Eiris is based in France, with operations all over the world.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, will acquire SiriusDecisions, Inc.

synopsis: Forrester, a research and advisory firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions. SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business research and advisory firm. They help companies by delivering actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and guidance to elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: SiriusDecisions, Inc.
SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business (B2B) advisory firm. They help B2B companies worldwide by delivering the actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and expert guidance that equip executives to modernize and elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
price ($mm)
$245
rev ($mm)
$87
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Argus Media Ltd., acquired Integer Research

synopsis: Leading commodity price reporting agency Argus Media has announced its acquisition of Integer Research. Integer Research is a global provider of market intelligence to the fertilizer, industrial chemicals and wire and cable industries.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: Argus Media Ltd.
Headquartered in London, Argus is an independent media organization with almost 950 staff. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets, and offers bespoke consulting services and industry-leading conferences. "
target: Integer Research
Integer Research is a specialist provider of in-depth publications, conference and consultancy services across a growing range of global commodities markets; including Emissions, Wire & Cable and Fertilizer.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Beauhurst, acquired Spinouts UK

synopsis: Beauhurst, a searchable database of the UK's fastest growing companies has acquired Spinouts UK, the project and dataset run and collected by Jonathan Harris. Spinouts UK is a company that provides information on early stage high growth companies in Scotland and northern England.
buyer: Beauhurst
Beauhurst is a searchable database of the UK's fastest-growing companies, from early-stage startups to late-stage scaleups. They are trusted by thousands of professionals to help them discover, track and understand everything there is to know about high-growth companies. "
target parent: Young Company Finance
target: Spinouts UK
Spinouts UK is a company dedicated to tracking and writing about early stage high growth companies in Scotland and Northern England. Many of the companies have been university spinouts and they are familiar with the issues involving both the university and the spinout companies.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Qualtrics, acquired Temkin Group

synopsis: Qualtrics, a computer software company that develops solutions for data collection and analytics has announced the acquisition of the leading customer experience (CX) thought leader, Temkin Group. Temkin Group is a leading CX research, consulting and training firm using their solutions to help accelerate some of the world's largest brand's.
buyer: Qualtrics (:$372.39)
Qualtrics is a computer software company that develops solutions for data collection and analytics. Their system of record for all experience data also called X-data allows organizations to manage four core experiences of business including customer, product, employee and brand all on one platform. "
target: Temkin Group
Temkin Group is a leading customer experience (CX) research, consulting, and training firm. Using CX thought leadership and understanding the dynamics of an organization they help lead some of the world's largest brands toward customer-centricity and build loyalty between the customer and the brand.
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closed 2/25/2011 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired Legal Publishing Group

synopsis: Thomson Reuters, the leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has announced that it has acquired Legal Publishing Group operations in Argentina and Chile from Palmfund Management. Legal Publishing Group publishes legal, tax and accounting information.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,721.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target parent: Palmfund Management, LLC
target: Legal Publishing Group
Legal Publishing Group develops and publishes high-quality content in legal, regulatory, tax, labor and foreign trade matters. The business serves the needs of more than 90 universities, and offers solutions to accounting professionals and more than 200 governmental departments.
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announced 6/30/2010 via Capital IQ

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

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

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Highline Media, LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Pfingsten Publishing LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Pfingsten Partners, L.P.
target: Pfingsten Publishing LLC
Pfingsten Publishing L.L.C. is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group; The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group.
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closed 2/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Prism Business Media, acquired Penton Media, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP announced the completion of the purchase of Penton Media, Inc. and the simultaneous acquisition by MidOcean of 50% of the combined businesses of Prism Business Media Holdings, Inc. and Penton Media, Inc. Wasserstein, along with its coinvestors, continues to own 50% of the combined company.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target parent: ABRY Partners
target: Penton Media, Inc.
Penton Media, Inc., a diversified business-to-business media company, produces market-focused magazines, trade shows, conferences, and online media and provides a broad range of custom media and direct marketing solutions for business-to-business customers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$530
rev ($mm)
$198
EBITDA ($mm)
$42
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
closed 8/24/2006 via Company Press Release

Database Ready, LLC, acquired Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory

synopsis: Database Ready, LLC, a provider of services and software that are used by financial, database, directory and other publishers, has acquired Edwards Information, LLC, publisher of the Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory.
buyer: Database Ready, LLC
Database Ready consists of three distinct business operations:software distribution services (it helps software companies sell their software); directory publishing; and database and content management services. "
target: Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory
A man with money who made his millions buying and selling radio stations.
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closed 5/23/2006 via Company Press Release

A Consortium of 6 buyers acquired VNU nv

synopsis: Valcon, the consortium of private equity firms that for months has been trying to buy Anglo-Dutch media giant VNU for $9.7 billion, last weekend declared victory. The consortium said shareholders representing nearly 79% of VNU’s stock have tendered their stake.
buyer: AlpInvest Partners N.V.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Co.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$5,568.16)
buyer: The Carlyle Group (CG:$3,068.40)
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$5,683.13)
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is an investment firm that makes a wide variety of private equity investments on behalf of itself and its investors. KKR has completed more than 100 transactions involving over $100 billion of total financing. KKR has offices in New York, Menlo Park and London. "
target: VNU nv (NLSN:$6,618.00)
The Nielsen Company is world’s leading provider of marketing information, audience measurement, and business media products and services. Nielsen provides clients with the most complete view of their consumers and their markets.
price ($mm)
$11,594
rev ($mm)
$4,479
EBITDA ($mm)
$835
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
13.9x
closed 3/6/2006 via PR Newswire

The CAPS Group, purchased educational product development, catalog, publication and New York-based advertising pre-media opera from Schawk, Inc.

synopsis: The CAPS Group, a premier provider of graphic arts services to corporations, advertising agencies and design firms, has acquired the educational product development, catalog, publication and New York-based advertising pre-media operations of Schawk, Inc.
buyer: The CAPS Group
The CAPS Group is one of the largest independent graphic arts services providers in the United States. Its clients include Fortune 500 corporations, leading mid-market companies, nationally recognized publishers and large advertising agencies. The company is headquartered in Chicago. "
seller: Schawk, Inc. (SGK:$442.64)
Schawk, Inc. specialize in two markets: packaging and advertising. Many of the world’s biggest consumer products companies, advertising agencies and printers rely on us every day for innovative brand imaging solutions that help them achieve strategic business goals.
price ($mm)
$29
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/3/2003 via

synopsis: Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ), publisher of the world's most vital business and financial news, announced today it has acquired Technologic Partners, a closely held publications and events firm for the venture capital and technology industries.
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. "
target:
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closed 10/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Ryan Konikoff, acquired Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.

synopsis: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. recently announced new ownership with Chief Operating Officer Ryan Konikoff acquiring the majority share. Rock The House Founder and CEO Matt Radicelli will remain at the helm of the company. Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company.
buyer: Ryan Konikoff
Ryan Konikoff is the Chief Operating Officer at Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. He specializes in Tour Managing, Cruise Ships, Music Festivals, and Audio / Visual & special event design. "
target: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.
Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company. RTH provides world-class event lighting, A/V production services, videography, DJs, photo booths, and more for Corporate Events, Meetings and Conferences, Weddings and just about any other type of event.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, acquired Buying Business Travel, the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target parent: Panacea Media
target: Buying Business Travel Media
Buying Business Travel is the UK’s leading publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers. It has a highly targeted circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., acquired Topo, Inc

synopsis: Gartner, a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500, has acquired TOPO, a research, advisory, and consulting firm for sales and marketing organizations, to better help companies continue to grow revenue faster and sustain that growth.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner is a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. Gartner's combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced, and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. "
target: Topo, Inc
TOPO is a research, advisory, and consulting firm that helps sales and marketing adopt the patterns and plays that drive faster revenue growth. The company develops research insights, actionable assessments, and market technology guides for marketing, sales development, and sales.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2019 via BusinessWire

DTN, acquired Weatherzone

synopsis: DTN, an independent source of insights, analysis, and decision-support solutions, has acquired Weatherzone, from Nine Entertainment. Headquartered in Australia, Weatherzone is a leading provider of weather information to consumers and businesses across major industry sectors.
buyer parent: TBG AG
buyer: DTN
DTN is an independent source of accurate, objective, real-time, and actionable insights to increase confidence and support business decisions for customers working in agriculture, energy, and transportation. DTN also publishes Progressive Farmer magazine, the premier publication in agriculture. "
target parent: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.
target: Weatherzone
Weatherzone is Australia’s largest private weather service. The company gives businesses advanced tools and the most accurate weather forecasts in order to operate safely, efficiently, and more profitably. Weatherzone's solutions are innovative, tailored, flexible and responsive.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/26/2019 via BusinessWire

HGGC, LLC, will acquire Monotype Imaging

synopsis: Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement under which it will be acquired by HGGC, a leading middle-market private equity firm. Monotype empowers creative minds to build and express authentic brands through design, technology, and expertise.
buyer: HGGC, LLC
HGGC is a leading middle-market private equity firm with $4.3 billion in cumulative capital commitments. HGGC is distinguished by its Advantaged Investing approach that enables firms to source and acquire scalable businesses through partnerships with management teams, founders, and sponsors. "
target: Monotype Imaging (TYPE:$243.96)
Monotype empowers creative minds to build and express authentic brands through design, technology and expertise. Monotype's libraries feature iconic typefaces including the Helvetica, Frutiger, and Univers families as well as contemporary releases from the Monotype Studio.
price ($mm)[EV]
$824 [$857]
rev ($mm)
$244
EBITDA ($mm)
$55
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
15.7x
announced 4/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire PayScale

synopsis: Francisco Partners, a leading global private equity firm specializing in technology and technology-enabled services businesses, will be acquiring PayScale, a company that offers modern compensation software and the most precise, real-time, data-driven insights for employees and employers alike.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm specializing in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. FP has invested in and acquired over 200 technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: PayScale
PayScale offers modern compensation software and the most precise, real-time, data-driven insights for employees and employers alike. More than 7,000 customers, from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, use PayScale to power pay decisions for more than 18 million employees.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 4/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Vigeo Eiris

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Vigeo Eiris, an independent international provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and services for investors and public & private organizations. Vigeo Eiris is based in France, with operations all over the world.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$4,496.60)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Vigeo Eiris
Vigeo Eiris is an independent international provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and services for investors and public & private organizations. Vigeo Eiris is based in France, with operations all over the world.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, will acquire SiriusDecisions, Inc.

synopsis: Forrester, a research and advisory firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions. SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business research and advisory firm. They help companies by delivering actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and guidance to elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: SiriusDecisions, Inc.
SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business (B2B) advisory firm. They help B2B companies worldwide by delivering the actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and expert guidance that equip executives to modernize and elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
price ($mm)
$245
rev ($mm)
$87
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Argus Media Ltd., acquired Integer Research

synopsis: Leading commodity price reporting agency Argus Media has announced its acquisition of Integer Research. Integer Research is a global provider of market intelligence to the fertilizer, industrial chemicals and wire and cable industries.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: Argus Media Ltd.
Headquartered in London, Argus is an independent media organization with almost 950 staff. Argus produces price assessments and analysis of international energy and other commodity markets, and offers bespoke consulting services and industry-leading conferences. "
target: Integer Research
Integer Research is a specialist provider of in-depth publications, conference and consultancy services across a growing range of global commodities markets; including Emissions, Wire & Cable and Fertilizer.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Beauhurst, acquired Spinouts UK

synopsis: Beauhurst, a searchable database of the UK's fastest growing companies has acquired Spinouts UK, the project and dataset run and collected by Jonathan Harris. Spinouts UK is a company that provides information on early stage high growth companies in Scotland and northern England.
buyer: Beauhurst
Beauhurst is a searchable database of the UK's fastest-growing companies, from early-stage startups to late-stage scaleups. They are trusted by thousands of professionals to help them discover, track and understand everything there is to know about high-growth companies. "
target parent: Young Company Finance
target: Spinouts UK
Spinouts UK is a company dedicated to tracking and writing about early stage high growth companies in Scotland and Northern England. Many of the companies have been university spinouts and they are familiar with the issues involving both the university and the spinout companies.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Qualtrics, acquired Temkin Group

synopsis: Qualtrics, a computer software company that develops solutions for data collection and analytics has announced the acquisition of the leading customer experience (CX) thought leader, Temkin Group. Temkin Group is a leading CX research, consulting and training firm using their solutions to help accelerate some of the world's largest brand's.
buyer: Qualtrics (:$372.39)
Qualtrics is a computer software company that develops solutions for data collection and analytics. Their system of record for all experience data also called X-data allows organizations to manage four core experiences of business including customer, product, employee and brand all on one platform. "
target: Temkin Group
Temkin Group is a leading customer experience (CX) research, consulting, and training firm. Using CX thought leadership and understanding the dynamics of an organization they help lead some of the world's largest brands toward customer-centricity and build loyalty between the customer and the brand.
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lombardi Media Corporation
Lombardi Media Corporation is a publishing and direct marketing company. The Corporation publishes consumer newsletters, books and information databases in print and on-line format for approximately 250,000 customers.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$16.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.00
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:EXPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Experian plc
Experian plc
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,861.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,509.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,197.00
Net Income ($mm)
$695.00
Employees
17200
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Ticker: INFO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,362.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,499.70
EBIT ($mm)
$923.20
Net Income ($mm)
$381.40
Employees
14900
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:VRSK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,490.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,092.20
EBIT ($mm)
$869.60
Net Income ($mm)
$597.00
Employees
8068
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Ticker: TRU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TransUnion LLC
TransUnion LLC
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,399.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$844.40
EBIT ($mm)
$510.60
Net Income ($mm)
$274.40
Employees
7100
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Ticker: CLGX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CoreLogic, Inc.
CoreLogic, Inc.
CoreLogic is a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. CoreLogic develops predictive decision analytics and provides business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,839.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$416.17
EBIT ($mm)
$263.80
Net Income ($mm)
$173.96
Employees
5900
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Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,800.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$359.98
EBIT ($mm)
$235.91
Net Income ($mm)
$168.26
Employees
5000
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Ticker: TSX:MDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) offers space-based solutions for cost-efficient global delivery of direct-to-home television, satellite radio, broadband internet, and mobile communications. MDA also offers end-to-end solutions to monitor and manage changes and activities worldwide.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,592.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$244.08
EBIT ($mm)
$177.01
Net Income ($mm)
$84.04
Employees
4800
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Ticker: CSGP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CoStar Group
CoStar Group
CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,293.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$425.73
EBIT ($mm)
$347.14
Net Income ($mm)
$290.69
Employees
3705
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TOM2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TomTom NV
TomTom NV
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,079.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.18
EBIT ($mm)
$22.67
Net Income ($mm)
$41.16
Employees
4600
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$521.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.59
EBIT ($mm)
($16.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
968
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Ticker: ENXTAM:WKL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer is a leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax & accounting, finance, risk & compliance, and legal sectors. They help customers make critical decisions by providing solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized tech and services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,899.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,339.58
EBIT ($mm)
$928.34
Net Income ($mm)
$662.62
Employees
18116
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Ticker: LSE:REL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RELX Group plc
RELX Group plc
RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. They are a company that delivers improved outcomes to professional customers across industries, helping them make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$9,389.62
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,858.08
EBIT ($mm)
$2,427.91
Net Income ($mm)
$1,850.70
Employees
30000
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Ticker: TRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. They combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,721.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,043.00
EBIT ($mm)
$816.00
Net Income ($mm)
$3,968.00
Employees
25800
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Ticker: LSE:INF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Informa plc
Informa plc
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,003.74
EBITDA ($mm)
$934.40
EBIT ($mm)
$608.99
Net Income ($mm)
$263.55
Employees
11000
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lombardi Media Corporation
Lombardi Media Corporation is a publishing and direct marketing company. The Corporation publishes consumer newsletters, books and information databases in print and on-line format for approximately 250,000 customers.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$16.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.00
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:EXPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Experian plc
Experian plc
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,861.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,509.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,197.00
Net Income ($mm)
$695.00
Employees
17200
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Ticker: INFO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc.
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,362.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,499.70
EBIT ($mm)
$923.20
Net Income ($mm)
$381.40
Employees
14900
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:VRSK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,490.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,092.20
EBIT ($mm)
$869.60
Net Income ($mm)
$597.00
Employees
8068
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Ticker: TRU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TransUnion LLC
TransUnion LLC
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,399.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$844.40
EBIT ($mm)
$510.60
Net Income ($mm)
$274.40
Employees
7100
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Ticker: CLGX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CoreLogic, Inc.
CoreLogic, Inc.
CoreLogic is a provider of consumer, financial and property information, analytics and services to business and government. CoreLogic develops predictive decision analytics and provides business services that bring dynamic insight and transparency to the markets it serves.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,839.23
EBITDA ($mm)
$416.17
EBIT ($mm)
$263.80
Net Income ($mm)
$173.96
Employees
5900
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Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,800.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$359.98
EBIT ($mm)
$235.91
Net Income ($mm)
$168.26
Employees
5000
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Ticker: TSX:MDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.
MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA) offers space-based solutions for cost-efficient global delivery of direct-to-home television, satellite radio, broadband internet, and mobile communications. MDA also offers end-to-end solutions to monitor and manage changes and activities worldwide.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,592.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$244.08
EBIT ($mm)
$177.01
Net Income ($mm)
$84.04
Employees
4800
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Ticker: CSGP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CoStar Group
CoStar Group
CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,293.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$425.73
EBIT ($mm)
$347.14
Net Income ($mm)
$290.69
Employees
3705
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Ticker: ENXTAM:TOM2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TomTom NV
TomTom NV
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,079.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$135.18
EBIT ($mm)
$22.67
Net Income ($mm)
$41.16
Employees
4600
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$521.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.59
EBIT ($mm)
($16.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
968
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