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closed 5/28/2007 via PR Newswire

Resolve Corporation, acquired Edulinx Canada Corporation

synopsis: Nelnet a leading education planning and financing company, has sold EDULINX Canada Corporation, Canada's leading student loan service provider and subsidiary of the company, to Resolve, a business outsourcing firm based in Canada.
buyer: Resolve Corporation
Resolve works with businesses as an outsourced resource taking on critical processes and managing them better, faster and more cost-effectively. We have 35 years experience managing processes for Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, retail, government, consumer goods and communications. "
target parent: Nelnet, Inc.
target: Edulinx Canada Corporation
EDULINX is Canada's leading student loan service bureau. We are committed to providing industry-leading service, and to being the leading source of information to help students make informed decisions about their education financing.
price ($mm)
$23
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$73
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closed 12/9/2019 via BusinessWire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc. has acquired Gradifi, a student loan benefit and financial wellness provider. The deal meaningfully bolsters the E*TRADE Corporate Services offering to include financial wellness and student loan solutions as part of a comprehensive benefits platform.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,986.00)
The E*TRADE Financial family of companies provides financial services, including trading, investing, banking, and managing employee stock, securities products and services, commodity futures and options, student loan benefit plans, and more. "
target parent: General Atlantic, LLC
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is leading the way in providing innovative financial benefits that empower employers to help brighten the financial futures of their employees with contributions to their student loans, options to refinance their loans, and help save for their children’s educational futures.
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$30
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closed 4/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Reverence Capital Partners LLC, acquired Transact Campus Inc

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that the company has completed the sale of its Blackboard Transact business unit to Reverence Capital Partners, LP. Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric.
buyer: Reverence Capital Partners LLC
Reverence Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on thematic investing in leading global, middle-market financial services businesses through control and influence oriented investments. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Transact Campus Inc (ONE:$152.00)
Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric. Transact's open enterprise-class cloud platform enables mission-critical capabilities that translate into superior student and family experiences.
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closed 5/9/2018 via PR Newswire

Lumni, acquired Paytronage, Inc.

synopsis: Lumni, an international financial technology company focused on increasing the affordability and accessibility of higher education, announced the acquisition of Paytronage, a 9-month old NYC-based direct-to-consumer marketplace for income share agreements (ISAs).
buyer: Lumni
Lumni is the world's largest and most-established player in the emerging income share agreements (ISA) space, having originated and serviced nearly 10,000 ISAs across Latin America. "
target: Paytronage, Inc.
Founded in August 2017, Paytronage launched as a direct-to-consumer marketplace connecting institutional lenders to students interested in taking out income share agreements. Paytronage launched at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on offering ISAs to Ivy League students.
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announced 10/19/2017 via PR Newswire

Nelnet, Inc., will acquire Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation

synopsis: Nelnet, one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S., announced it has entered into a definitive and binding agreement with Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation to acquire 100% of the stock of their student loan servicing company, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.
buyer: Nelnet, Inc. (NNI:$824.49)
Nelnet is one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S. and is focused on providing quality student loan products and services to students and schools nationwide. "
target: Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation
Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Great Lakes and its parent affiliated group have been helping students access higher education since 1967. They provide support to make higher education accessible, the financial aid process simpler, and the possibility of paying for college real.
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$150
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closed 5/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Emtek Group, acquired UNIK Uang Elektronik

synopsis: Emtek Group, Indonesia's most prominent media conglomerate, has acquired a 90% stake in PT Espay Debit Indonesia Koe, the owner of UNIK, a socialbanking mobile application for students in Indonesia. UNIK allows users to transfer money, send money to their friends, shop online, pay bills, and pay school fees.
buyer: Emtek Group (JKSE:EMTK:$579.52)
Founded in 1983, Emtek Group has evolved into a modern, integrated group of companies with three main business divisions: Media, Telecommunications and IT Solutions, and Connectivity. With media as its primary business portfolio, Emtek has become Indonesia's most prominent media conglomerate. "
target: UNIK Uang Elektronik
UNIK is a socialbanking mobile application for students in Indonesia. Users can transfer money from their savings account or their e-money account electronically. The app allows users to shop online, pay bills, and pay school fees. Users can also send money to their friends who also use the app.
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$6.70*
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closed 2/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

SlicePay, acquired Trustio Technologies Private Limited

synopsis: Micro-lending startup SlicePay has acquired Delhi-based P2P lending platform Trustio in an all equity deal. Launched in 2016, Trustio is an invite-only platform for alumni of premier colleges to avail short-term credit from their fellow alumni.
buyer: SlicePay
Founded in 2015, SlicePay operates on a buy now, pay later model through which students can purchase products on credit without collateral. Repayments can be made on a monthly basis. It has partnered with the likes of Amazon, Paytm and Myntra. "
target: Trustio Technologies Private Limited
Trustio is a New Delhi based P2P lending company giving alumni-backed loans to students and recent graduates. Trustio allows alumni of a select number of colleges access to short-term credit sourced from their colleagues.
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closed 12/12/2016 via BusinessWire

First Republic Bank, acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: First Republic Bank announced it has acquired Gradifi Inc., a Boston-based student loan repayment technology platform to assist the nation's 44 million student loan borrowers. Gradifi pioneered the SLP Plan (Student Loan Paydown), a technology and service platform used by employers to make direct contributions to employees’ student loans.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: First Republic Bank (FRC:$3,197.47)
First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a commitment to responsiveness and action. "
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based student loan pay down provider with the first innovative solution to the nation's $1.3 trillion student loan debt problem. The company is led by a management team that brings decades of combined experience in consumer financial services and entrepreneurial ventures.
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closed 11/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Follett Corporation, acquired Valore

synopsis: Follett Corporation, a global leader in education and entertainment content distribution, announced it has acquired Valore Inc. and the ValoreBooks marketplace solution for students and bookstores to buy, sell and rent college textbooks online.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to PreK-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Valore
Valore offers innovative solutions that eliminate the inefficiencies throughout the textbook industry, and bring more affordable textbooks and higher quality courseware to students, bookstores, professors, and schools.
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closed 8/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Higher One, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., the world's leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, completed its acquisition of Higher One Holdings, Inc. The acquisition will allow for collaboration between CASHNet, the market software leader in secure online payment of tuition and fees, and the Blackboard Transact business line.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One partners with colleges and universities to lower their administrative costs and to improve graduation rates. They provide an array of payment, refund disbursement and data analytics and management tools to institutions that help them save money and enhance institutional effectiveness.
price ($mm)[EV]
$186 [$173]*
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$161
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1.5x
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closed 3/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

CordiaGrad, acquired CordiaGrad

synopsis: Jack Zoeller, the founder of Cordia Bancorp, relinquished his role as CEO of the company in conjunction with his purchase and independent spin-off of CordiaGrad, a student loan refinance company that launched within the bank last year. CordiaGrad refinance for both undergraduate or graduate degrees and accept applications from nearly 1,000 schools.
buyer: CordiaGrad
CordiaGrad is a student loan refinancing program designed to reward student loan borrowers, who achieved well in school, started a career, and have taken care of their credit, with a low-cost refinance loan. "
target parent: Cordia Bancorp Inc.
target: CordiaGrad
CordiaGrad is a student loan refinancing program designed to reward student loan borrowers, who achieved well in school, started a career, and have taken care of their credit, with a low-cost refinance loan.
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closed 12/22/2015 via PR Newswire

Gradifi, Inc., acquired SmarterBucks

synopsis: Gradifi, a Boston-based startup, announced the acquisition of the SmarterBucks program from Valore. SmarterBucks provides members a variety of ways to earn value and apply it towards paying down student loan debt. Members participate by shopping at the SmarterBucks.com Marketplace, completing online surveys and by earning rewards with a debit card.
buyer: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based start-up providing an innovative solution to the nation's student loan debt problem. By partnering with companies to develop employer SLP Plans (Student Loan Paydown), rewards programs and brand loyalty programs, Gradifi empowers students to repay their loan debt. "
target parent: Valore
target: SmarterBucks
SmarterBucks is a revolutionary rewards program that helps users pay down their student loans faster and for less. Users earn rewards on the money spent on brands featured in the SmarterBucks marketplace, and those rewards become extra student loan payments on any student loan.
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announced 12/16/2015 via BusinessWire

BankMobile, will purchase Disbursements Business from Higher One, Inc.

synopsis: Higher One Holdings, Inc. announced that it reached an agreement to sell substantially all of the assets and certain of the liabilities of its Disbursements business, including the OneAccount, to BankMobile. Higher One’s Disbursements business includes its proprietary Refund Management® Disbursement Service and the OneAccount.
buyer parent: Customers Bank
buyer: BankMobile
BankMobile provides personal and commercial banking services through an online platform. It is the first bank in the U.S. With their app, customers can simply snap a photo to upload your driver’s license, deposit checks and even pay bills. "
seller: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One’s Disbursements business includes its proprietary Refund Management® Disbursement Service and the OneAccount. Refund Management® streamlines the financial aid refund disbursement process and the OneAccount is an FDIC-insured checking account offered through Higher One’s bank partners.
price ($mm)
$37
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closed 8/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Affirm, acquired Lendlayer

synopsis: Affirm, a next-generation consumer finance company, has completed the acquisition of LendLayer, an online social lending platform that enables users to pay for their education. LendLayer provides lending for accelerated learning programs like Hackbright Academy.
buyer: Affirm
Affirm is a next-generation consumer finance company providing shoppers with instant point-of-sale financing for online purchases. Affirm’s data-driven approach looks beyond a standard credit score to reach broader consumer populations. "
target: Lendlayer
LendLayer, Inc. operates an online social lending platform that enables users to pay for their education. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California
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closed 12/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems Inc., acquired ECSI

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors, has expanded its Campus Solutions division by acquiring ECSI, a leading provider of cost-effective, customized payments processing solutions for the higher education industry.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. is a payments processor that delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, school solutions, loyalty marketing services, campus solutions, payroll and related business solutions and services to more than 250,000 business and education locations nationwide. "
target: ECSI
ECSI supports the entire life cycle of higher education and post-graduation school/student services, including student loan payment processing, default solutions, refund services, tuition payment plans, electronic billing and payment, tax document services, and business outsourcing.
price ($mm)
$38
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closed 4/27/2011 via BusinessWire

ESM, acquired BridgeSpan Financial LLC

synopsis: ESM acquired BridgeSpan Financial, a creator of unique solutions to forecast and manage student loan borrower delinquency and default. ESM will offer the Student Loan Chaperone service to schools, delivering personalized counseling and coaching for students to explore repayment options that fit their needs and lifestyles.
buyer: ESM
ESM provides student lifecycle solutions to help institutions enroll, graduate and place students. As a premier Business Process Outsourcer, ESM operates the largest education-only contact center in the country. "
target: BridgeSpan Financial LLC
BridgeSpan Financial LLC is an education finance company established in 2008 with the mission of creating better solutions for forecasting and managing student loan borrower delinquency and default.
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closed 12/2/2009 via PR Newswire

SimpleTuition Inc., acquired TuitionCoach

synopsis: SimpleTuition, Inc., the premier destination for personalized student loan research and comparison, has acquired TuitionCoach, the leading website for personalized college financial guidance. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: SimpleTuition Inc.
SimpleTuition is committed to helping students and parents figure out how to make college affordable. SimpleTuition.com features interactive tools for a personalized approach to understanding the college funding system and available education financing options. "
target: TuitionCoach
TuitionCoach is a personalized internet-based program that guides families step-by-step through the college financial aid process, offering: expert tips for completing financial aid applications; analysis of college funding options; and email consultation.
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announced 11/20/2009 via

Higher One, Inc., will acquire Informed Decisions Corp.

synopsis: Higher One, a financial services and payment company focused exclusively on higher education, announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Informed Decisions Corp d/b/a CASHNet, a leader in payment management services to colleges and universities.
buyer: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One provides higher education institutions and their students with efficient, convenient and easy-to-use solutions to handle financial disbursements. These include: student refunds, on-campus and community purchases, payroll and employee expenses, as well as the collection of payments. "
target parent: California Software Company
target: Informed Decisions Corp.
Informed Decisions Corp, d/b/a CASHNet, is the leading provider of hosted PCI-compliant payment solutions for higher education. For over 20 years, CASHNet has helped academic institutions streamline operations, reduce transaction costs, and improve service to students, parents, faculty and staff.
price ($mm)[EV]
$18 [$17]
rev ($mm)
$18
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
103.0x
announced 5/18/2009 via PR Newswire

Freshman Fund, Inc. will be merged with Wee Web,

synopsis: Wee Web, the private sharing service for families, and Freshman Fund, the college savings gift registry, announced an agreement to merge the two companies. Together, continuing under the name Wee Web, these services create a single destination for families to stay connected and facilitate education savings.
buyer: Wee Web
Wee Web helps families share moments and stay connected - no matter where everyone lives. As a simple, secure and private service, Wee Web makes it easy for parents to keep family and friends involved in their kids' rapidly changing lives so no one misses the special moments that happen only once. "
target: Freshman Fund, Inc.
Freshman Fund is an easy way for parents, relatives and friends to contribute gift money to college savings. Birthdays, holidays and other events could be opportunities for a more meaningful, practical gift. As every parent knows, the sooner you start saving, the easier it is.
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closed 10/22/2007 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems Inc., acquired General Meters Corporation

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems a leading provider of credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll and payment services, today announced it has acquired General Meters Corporation, a developer and provider of one-card systems for college and university campuses. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll and payment solutions to more than 150,000 small and mid-sized businesses nationwide. "
target: General Meters Corporation
General Meters is a leading provider of campus card solutions for universities and colleges nationwide. Its University One-Card System™ unites a range of functionalities, including security access, on-campus dining and vending onto one ID card for students, faculty and staff.
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closed 5/28/2007 via PR Newswire

Resolve Corporation, acquired Edulinx Canada Corporation

synopsis: Nelnet a leading education planning and financing company, has sold EDULINX Canada Corporation, Canada's leading student loan service provider and subsidiary of the company, to Resolve, a business outsourcing firm based in Canada.
buyer: Resolve Corporation
Resolve works with businesses as an outsourced resource taking on critical processes and managing them better, faster and more cost-effectively. We have 35 years experience managing processes for Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, retail, government, consumer goods and communications. "
target parent: Nelnet, Inc.
target: Edulinx Canada Corporation
EDULINX is Canada's leading student loan service bureau. We are committed to providing industry-leading service, and to being the leading source of information to help students make informed decisions about their education financing.
price ($mm)
$23
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$73
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0.3x
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closed 5/28/2007 via PR Newswire

Resolve Corporation, acquired Edulinx Canada Corporation

synopsis: Nelnet a leading education planning and financing company, has sold EDULINX Canada Corporation, Canada's leading student loan service provider and subsidiary of the company, to Resolve, a business outsourcing firm based in Canada.
buyer: Resolve Corporation
Resolve works with businesses as an outsourced resource taking on critical processes and managing them better, faster and more cost-effectively. We have 35 years experience managing processes for Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, retail, government, consumer goods and communications. "
target parent: Nelnet, Inc.
target: Edulinx Canada Corporation
EDULINX is Canada's leading student loan service bureau. We are committed to providing industry-leading service, and to being the leading source of information to help students make informed decisions about their education financing.
price ($mm)
$23
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$73
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announced 11/14/2018 via BusinessWire

ThreeBridge Solutions, will acquire BlueLine Associates

synopsis: ThreeBridge Solutions, a strategic provider of business and IT consulting solutions, announced they have reached an agreement to acquire BlueLine Associates, a national people, process, and technology transformation consultancy headquartered in Tampa, Florida.
buyer: ThreeBridge Solutions
ThreeBridge Solutions is a strategic provider of business and IT consulting solutions. They are a national provider of Talent, Training, and Advice within their core solutions: Business Transformation, Cloud Enablement, Digital, and Smart Data. "
target: BlueLine Associates
BlueLine Associates is a national people, process, and technology transformation consultancy headquartered in Tampa, Florida. They are a process-driven Professional Services firm that transforms business challenges into growth, operational agility, and competitive advantage.
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closed 8/17/2017 via PR Newswire

The Predictive Index, acquired P.I. Associates

synopsis: PI Southeast, LLC, a subsidiary of The Predictive Index, an award-winning workforce assessment platform, announced that it has acquired P.I. Associates, a management consulting firm and value-added PI reseller headquartered in Boynton Beach, Florida.
buyer parent: Phoenix Strategy Investments
buyer: The Predictive Index
The Predictive Index (PI) is an award-winning workforce assessment platform. 60 years of proven science, assessment software, and their curriculum of management workshops make PI the perfect option for any company looking to assess, predict, and better manage their people anywhere in the world. "
target: P.I. Associates
P.I. Associates is a management consulting firm and value-added PI reseller. As a PI Certified Partner, P.I. Associates has offered human capital management consulting, training, and other professional services—including PI workforce assessment software and management workshops—to 270 clients.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pure Consultancy Limited merged with Switch Design Consultancy,

synopsis: Birmingham-based branding agency Switch and Warwickshire business growth consultancy Pure have merged. Switch is a creative business providing high-end branding, design and digital communication services. Pure is a business growth and creative marketing consultancy that helps build businesses using a clear, creative and supportive approach.
buyer: Switch Design Consultancy
Switch is an integrated design, brand and digital communications business dedicated to helping their clients communicate effectively, so that they position themselves with clarity, engage more closely with their audience, sell more of what they do and successfully grow or transform their business. "
target: Pure Consultancy Limited
Pure is a business growth and creative marketing consultancy that helps build businesses using a clear, creative and supportive approach. Pure offers business insight, strategic growth planning, product development and marketing communications strategy, along with coaching and mentoring services.
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closed 2/23/2017 via PR Newswire

The Predictive Index, acquired Predictive Results

synopsis: The Predictive Index (PI), an award-winning workforce assessment platform, announced that it has acquired Waterhouse Group, Inc., also known as Predictive Results, a management consulting firm and value-added PI reseller headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. Predictive Results offers human capital management consulting, training, and other services.
buyer parent: Phoenix Strategy Investments
buyer: The Predictive Index
The Predictive Index (PI) is an award-winning workforce assessment platform. 60 years of proven science, assessment software, and their curriculum of management workshops make PI the perfect option for any company looking to assess, predict, and better manage their people anywhere in the world. "
target: Predictive Results
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Predictive Results is a management consulting firm and value-added reseller of Predictive Index workforce assessment software. They help companies hire the right people and manage them more effectively.
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closed 2/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Robbins Gioia, LLC, acquired Robbins Gioia, LLC

synopsis: RG5, LLC acquired 100% of the shares of Robbins-Gioia, Inc. as part of a management buyout led by CEO Brad King. Robbins-Gioia (RG) delivers management and technology services, specializing in Legacy Systems Modernization, Innovation & Technology Transfer, Production Planning & Control, and Program & IT Management.
buyer: Robbins Gioia, LLC
Robbins-Gioia (RG) combines leading-edge capabilities in management and technology with a seasoned understanding of their clients' missions. RG services include legacy systems modernization, innovation & technology transfer, production planning & control, cybersecurity, and program & IT management. "
target: Robbins Gioia, LLC
Robbins-Gioia (RG) combines leading-edge capabilities in management and technology with a seasoned understanding of their clients' missions. RG services include legacy systems modernization, innovation & technology transfer, production planning & control, cybersecurity, and program & IT management.
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announced 10/5/2015 via PR Newswire

International Institute for Learning, will acquire AFA Project Management Ltd.

synopsis: International Institute for Learning, Inc., an Accredited Training Organization devoted to excellence in learning, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire AFA Project Management Ltd., a management training company that provides accredited consultancy and training in AXELOS, APMG, and APM Best Practice methods.
buyer: International Institute for Learning
International Institute for Learning ("IIL") is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and customized course development, and is proud to be the educational provider of choice for thousands of global companies -- in more than 150 countries and for over 24 years. "
target: AFA Project Management Ltd.
AFA Project Management Ltd. was established as a management consultancy organisation, and they became one of the original group of PRINCE2 Accredited Training Organisations. AFA is able to deliver training courses that combine excellent exam pass rates with realistic and practical guidance.
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closed 3/19/2009 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired The Cambridge Goup

synopsis: The Nielsen Company announced that it has acquired The Cambridge Group, a leading growth strategy consulting firm to Fortune 500 companies. Headquartered in Chicago, The Cambridge Group uses its intellectual capital to help clients develop growth strategies based on profitable current, latent and emerging demand.
buyer parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,465.00)
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. "
target: The Cambridge Goup
The Cambridge Group is a strategy consulting firm focused on the development of growth strategies. The Cambridge Group has used its proprietary approach, Demand Strategy(TM), to help clients achieve significantly higher growth rates, restore pricing power and enhance competitive differentiation.
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closed 12/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Książek Holding Sp. z.o.o., acquired Antal Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Książek Holding, a Polish holding company controlled by Mariusza Książek, has acquired Antal from Work Service, Poland’s largest HR company. Antal is a Polish provider of permanent recruitment and contract employment services. Antal conducts recruitment projects for companies in all sectors, including finance, education, transportation and more.
buyer: Książek Holding Sp. z.o.o.
Książek Holding is a Polish holding company controlled by Mariusza Książek. Mariusza Książek is a well-known entrepreneur and businessman in Poland. "
target parent: Work Service S.A.
target: Antal Sp. z o.o.
Antal is a Polish provider of permanent recruitment and contract employment services. Antal conducts recruitment projects for companies in all sectors, including finance, IT, education, transportation, and more. Antal also specializes in HR consulting, employer branding, and market research.
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closed 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Talent Plus, Inc., acquired Accendo International LLC

synopsis: Talent Plus, a talent discovery and development company, has acquired Accendo International, a human capital strategy firm that connects individuals and organizations to their potential through people-focused solutions. The acquisition accelerates, broadens, and scales Talent Plus’ core competencies to expand its portfolio of enterprise clients.
buyer: Talent Plus, Inc.
Talent Plus is the premier name in talent discovery and development. Talent Plus uses science, research and analytics to provide clients with state-of-the-art technology, validated selection assessments, and proven development plans to build and sustain high-performing, fully-engaged cultures. "
target: Accendo International LLC
Accendo is a human capital strategy firm that connects individuals and organizations to their potential through people-focused solutions. Accendo assesses individuals, teams, and organizations, aligns visions and goals with strategy, and acquires the right talent for the right roles.
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announced 8/12/2019 via BusinessWire

Fjord, will acquire INSITUM

synopsis: Accenture is to acquire INSITUM, a service design and strategic research firm focused on innovation through a human-centered approach. This will strengthen Accenture Interactive’s position as a leading Experience Agency in the region by expanding the world-class services of its design and innovation unit, Fjord, in Latin America and beyond.
buyer parent: Accenture
buyer: Fjord
Fjord is a service design consultancy. The company creates useful, effective and desirable digital services that people love. Fjord works with innovation leaders to design breakthrough experiences that make complex systems simple and elegant. "
target: INSITUM
INSITUM is a global strategic innovation consulting firm. They design solutions for growth and transformation through a deep understanding of human behavior. INSITUM was founded in 2003 and has more than 200 designers, researchers and strategists across the globe.
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announced 5/31/2019 via BusinessWire

Excel Search Group will be merged with Profectus, LLC,

synopsis: Excel Search Group, a Houston based business advisory and executive search firm, is to merge with Profectus, LLC, another Houston based business advisory and executive search firm.
buyer: Profectus, LLC
Profectus is a business advisory and executive search firm dedicated to building world-class finance organizations through human capital. They are headquartered out of Houston, TX. "
target: Excel Search Group
Excel Search Group is a Houston based business advisory and executive search firm with a solid portfolio of new and existing clients throughout Texas, including several Fortune 500 companies. Excel Search Group has helped several organizations achieve success by providing exceptional human capital.
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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:$4,656.30)
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.
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announced 3/13/2019 via BusinessWire

HCL Technologies Limited, will acquire Strong-Bridge Envision

synopsis: HCL Technologies (HCL), a leading global technology company, announced the acquisition of Strong-Bridge Envision (SBE), a digital consulting firm specializing in customer experience strategy, business transformation, and change management.
buyer: HCL Technologies Limited (NSEI:HCLTECH:$8,941.45)
HCL Technologies (HCL) is a leading global technology company that helps global enterprises re–imagine and transform their businesses through Digital technology transformation. HCL operates out of 44 countries and has consolidated revenues of US$ 8.4 billion, for 12 Months ended 31st December, 2018."
target: Strong-Bridge Envision
Strong-Bridge Envision, headquartered in Seattle, WA, is a digital consulting firm specializing in customer experience strategy, business transformation, and change management.
price ($mm)
$42
rev ($mm)
$46
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Vaco, acquired Aventine Hill Partners

synopsis: Vaco, a global talent & solutions firm, has announced the acquisition of Aventine Hill Partners, San Antonio's premier advisory, consulting and executive search firm.
buyer parent: Olympus Partners
buyer: Vaco
Vaco is a leading executive search, consulting, and placement firm that delivers people driven solutions from the C-suite to customer service operations. Vaco matches the strongest accounting, finance, technology, healthcare IT and administrative professionals with its clients. "
target: Aventine Hill Partners
Aventine Hill Partners, Inc. is a Texas based professional services firm providing clients C-Level Advisory; Consulting; Interim & Project Solutions; and Executive Search in the areas of Accounting & Finance; Business & Technology; and Risk & Compliance.
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closed 1/25/2019 via Company Press Release

FigBytes, Inc., acquired UNISON, Inc.

synopsis: Canada based FigBytes Inc. has acquired the global sustainability platform of Detroit based Unison. Unison helps organizations create and enhance relevance, engagement, and trust with stakeholders. Unison's global team provides insights into shifts in attitudes and behaviors among employees, customers, suppliers, investors, regulators, and society.
buyer: FigBytes, Inc.
Canada based FigBytes is a Software as a Service technology company that provides sustainability solutions to corporations, governments, & mission-based organizations. FigBytes enables organizations to integrate environmental sustainability into core business strategies, brand, and performance. "
target: UNISON, Inc.
Unison helps organizations create and enhance relevance, engagement, and trust with their key stakeholders. Unison's global team provides deep insights into key shifts in attitudes and behaviors among employees, customers, suppliers, investors, regulators, and society.
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closed 8/13/2018 via PE Hub

H.I.G. Capital, acquired Buck Consultants, Inc.

synopsis: Buck Consultants, an integrated HR consulting, benefits administration and technology services firm, announced that it has completed its previously announced sale to an investment fund managed by H.I.G. Capital.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with over $25 billion of equity capital under management. The H.I.G. family of funds includes private equity, growth equity, real estate, debt/credit, lending and biohealth. "
target parent: Conduent, Inc.
target: Buck Consultants, Inc.
Buck Consultants is an integrated HR consulting, benefits administration, and technology services provider. Buck is focused on helping its clients realize the best organizational performance for their business while driving positive health, wealth, and career outcomes for their people.
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closed 1/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Dartlet LLC merged with Carnegie Communications,

synopsis: Carnegie Communications, a leader in enrollment marketing and recruiting, and Dartlet LLC, a specialist in the science of reputation strategy, announced that the companies have merged. Using a fully original approach and toolkit, Dartlet works with institutions to clearly define their best, authentic self.
buyer: Carnegie Communications
Carnegie Communications is at the forefront of integrated, response-driven enrollment marketing and recruitment. Through customized, cutting-edge digital solutions and a multichannel lead generation platform, Carnegie connects higher education institutions with the target audiences they seek. "
target: Dartlet LLC
Dartlet specializes in the science of reputation strategy, having pioneered best-in-class philosophies and methods in this space. Using a fully original approach and toolkit, Dartlet works with institutions to clearly define their best, authentic self.
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announced 11/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Dominion Consulting will be merged with TeraThink,

synopsis: TeraThink Corporation, an exceptionally nimble, resourceful team of information technology and management consultants, and Dominion Consulting, a technology and management consulting firm, have announced a definitive merger agreement in which TeraThink will remain the surviving corporate entity.
buyer: TeraThink
TeraThink is an exceptionally nimble, resourceful team of information technology and management consultants that's purpose-built to help their clients drive real, rapid progress and make smart, sustainable improvements that lead to less stress and greater operational success. "
target: Dominion Consulting
Dominion Consulting Inc, headquartered in Reston, VA, is a technology and management consulting firm that connects ideas with innovative solutions to help organizations get from where they are now to where they want to be.
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closed 11/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Deloitte LLP, acquired Bug Insights, LLLP

synopsis: Deloitte has acquired Bug Insights' human resources analytics rewards optimization offering. Bug Insights is a market research and human capital analytics consulting firm. Their rewards optimization offering leverages trade-off analysis and employee preference measurements, helping organizations to design effective and customized rewards programs.
buyer: Deloitte LLP
The subsidiaries of Deloitte LLP provide industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world's most admired brands and companies. They work across more than 20 industry sectors to help clients to make their most challenging business decisions with confidence. "
target: Bug Insights, LLLP
Bug Insights is a full-service market research and human capital analytics consulting firm. Their rewards optimization offering leverages trade-off analysis and employee preference measurements, helping organizations to design effective and customized compensation, benefits and rewards programs.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/31/2017 via PR Newswire

RF|Binder, acquired The Siren Agency

synopsis: RF|Binder, a leading communications consultancy, announced that it has acquired social impact practice The Siren Agency. Siren is a brand and communications consultancy that specializes in CSR, sustainability and social impact. Siren offers a different type of engagement experience for the people they work with, whether clients, NGOs or consumers.
buyer: RF|Binder
RF|Binder is a full-service communications consultancy that works with companies, brands and institutions that are in perhaps the most transformational period in their history, that are disruptors in their category, that are purpose driven and that are addressing the core issues of society today. "
target: The Siren Agency
The Siren Agency is a brand and communications consultancy that specializes in CSR, sustainability and social impact. They offer a different type of engagement experience for the people they work with, whether clients, NGOs or consumers. Their clients include Ramblers Way and Caesars Entertainment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA

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Ticker: SLM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sallie Mae, Inc.
Sallie Mae, Inc.
Sallie Mae is the nation’s No. 1 financial services company specializing in education. Sallie Mae offers solutions that help families save, plan, and pay for college. Sallie Mae also provides financial services to hundreds of college campuses as well as to federal and state governments.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$6,110.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,356.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,328.00
Net Income ($mm)
$939.00
Employees
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Ticker: NNI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nelnet, Inc.
Nelnet, Inc.
Nelnet is one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S. and is focused on providing quality student loan products and services to students and schools nationwide.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$824.49
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$256.75
Employees
3700
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Ticker: UNCL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MRU Holdings, Inc.
MRU Holdings, Inc.
MRU Holdings, Inc. is a specialty finance company that profiles and provides students with funds for higher education using a blend of current market credit practices as well as its own proprietary analytic models and decision tools. The company has a renowned brand name "MyRichUncle(TM)".
year
2007
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$31.90
Employees
70
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Ticker: NAVI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Navient Corporation
Navient Corporation
Navient is a leading provider of asset management and business processing solutions for education, healthcare, and government clients at the federal, state, and local levels. The company helps its clients and millions of Americans achieve financial success through services and support.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,910.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$576.00
Employees
6773
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Ticker: SEHK:1269
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China First Capital Group Limited
China First Capital Group Limited
China First Capital Group (CFCG) focuses on investment across the education industry with licenses in financial services. CFCG is actively exploring education projects and making direct investments. They also have subsidiaries which deal in securities, asset management, & corporate finance advising.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$219.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.08)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.84)
Net Income ($mm)
$26.60
Employees
4007
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Ticker: ASX:UCW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UCW Limited
UCW Limited
UCW Limited is an ASX-listed entity operating in the private education sector, with a focus on the international student market. The board includes directors with extensive experience and a successful track record in building private education businesses.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.38)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
120
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Ticker: WW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Watson Wyatt Worldwide
Watson Wyatt Worldwide
Watson Wyatt is the trusted business partner to the world's leading organizations on people and financial issues. he firm’s global services include: managing employee benefit programs; retention and reward strategies and financial advice to insurance and financial services companies.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$8,513.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,895.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,291.00
Net Income ($mm)
$695.00
Employees
43300
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Ticker: BRGP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BearingPoint, Inc.
BearingPoint, Inc.
BearingPoint is an independent management and technology consultancy with European roots and a global reach. The company operates in three units: Consulting, Solutions and Ventures.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$3,197.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$174.41
EBIT ($mm)
$128.49
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: FCN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
FTI Consulting, Inc.
FTI Consulting, Inc.
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,926.55
EBITDA ($mm)
$252.49
EBIT ($mm)
$218.08
Net Income ($mm)
$181.66
Employees
4608
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Ticker: TSE:9757
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Funai Soken Holdings Inc.
Funai Soken Holdings Inc.
Founded in 1970, Funai Soken Holdings Inc. is a Japanese provider of consulting services. Through its subsidiaries the group provides management consulting, logistics consulting, and IT consulting services. They help their clients become successful companies that will lead the future.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$176.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.36
EBIT ($mm)
$39.73
Net Income ($mm)
$27.30
Employees
941
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Ticker: BIT:BET
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Be Think, Solve, Execute S.p.A. Group
The Be Think, Solve, Execute S.p.A. Group (formerly B.E.E. Team S.p.A.) is a key player in the business consulting, information technology and business process outsourcing sectors.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$154.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.25
EBIT ($mm)
$13.39
Net Income ($mm)
$6.40
Employees
1117
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Ticker: OTCQB:ELRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Greenwood Hall Inc.
Greenwood Hall Inc.
Greenwood Hall helps public and not-for-profit higher education institutions improve operational and financial results as well as student success and satisfaction. Their solutions provide services that begin with student enrollment and end with post-graduation job placement and career networking.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$8.56
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.29)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.27)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
121
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Ticker: MLCG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ML Capital Group
ML Capital Group
ML Capital Group, Inc .was formed in the State of Nevada in September 2009, to be a full service Consulting Firm. They work directly with senior corporate executives, helping them to maximize their personal skill set and effectiveness.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.53)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: ENXTPA:SDG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Synergie
Synergie
Based in France, Synergie is an international group providing companies and institutions with global human resources management and development services: recruitment, temporary employment, training and consultancy. They support companies and candidates with employment matters on a daily basis.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,877.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$145.00
EBIT ($mm)
$132.28
Net Income ($mm)
$76.66
Employees
4141
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Ticker: TSE:2170
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Link And Motivation Inc.
Link and Motivation Inc. provides management consulting services in Japan. It offers consulting services that transform business organizations through motivation management, entry management, brand management, investor relations, and place management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$354.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.74
EBIT ($mm)
$27.10
Net Income ($mm)
$10.34
Employees
1375
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Ticker: TSE:6551
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tsunagu Solutions Inc.
Tsunagu Solutions Inc.
Based in Japan, Tsunagu Soltuions provides career consulting services primarily for part-time jobs. They are involved in various consulting business in human resources and human resource development and training.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$71.68
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$1.88
Net Income ($mm)
$0.72
Employees
311
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Ticker: ASX:TGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trimantium GrowthOps
Trimantium GrowthOps
Trimantium GrowthOps Limited is an entrepreneurial advisory and operations partner for organizations seeking to develop new products, services and growth strategies.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$19.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.13)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.36)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: KLSE:SMRTE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SMR Technologies Berhad
SMR Technologies Berhad, through its subsidiaries, provides software consultancy and development services.
year
2012
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Ticker: ENXTPA:SPIE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SPIE SAS
SPIE SAS
As the independent European leader in multi-technical services in the areas of energy and communications, SPIE supports its customers to design, build, operate and maintain energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly facilities.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$6,563.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$487.99
EBIT ($mm)
$369.03
Net Income ($mm)
$202.74
Employees
37600
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Ticker: ENXTAM:ARCAD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ARCADIS
Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets. Applying their market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services, they work in partnership with their clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,641.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$221.70
EBIT ($mm)
$158.84
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
26328
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Ticker: BSE:532175
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cyient, Inc.
Cyient, Inc.
Cyient is a global provider of engineering design, manufacturing, digital and technology services. Cyient’s portfolio spans product engineering, process engineering, networks and operations and geospatial services.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$511.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$66.29
EBIT ($mm)
$53.57
Net Income ($mm)
$49.04
Employees
13216
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