Like College Tonight, Inc.

closed 11/29/2007 via PR Newswire

SIMEX Technologies, Inc., merged with College Tonight, Inc.

synopsis: College Tonight, Inc., the evolution of collegiate social networking, announced today the completion of its merger with Simex Technologies, Inc. College Tonight is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Simex, whose common stock is traded on the pink sheets.
buyer: SIMEX Technologies, Inc.
SIMEX Technologies, Inc. operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries Remote Business, Inc. (RBI) and SIMEX Digital Solutions, Inc. (SIMEX Digital). RBI is engaged in the design, installation, servicing and monitoring of digital surveillance security systems for business and industry. "
target: College Tonight, Inc.
College Tonight is a social networking and marketing platform, which is designed to promote actual social interactivity among college students. Due to the mobile nature of the site, the service's design is also structured for the mobile user, focusing on nightlife events and social opportunities.
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closed 7/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hike, acquired Pulse (InstaLively)

synopsis: Hike Messenger, a free messaging app that has exchanged over 80 billion messages and has over 100 million users, has acquired Pulse, a social networking app that provides millennials with a full-screen visual streaming experience of colleges around them. Pulse allows users to create & consume engaging localized content relevant to them.
buyer: Hike
hike is a free messaging app. With hike, messaging has never been simpler. Message friends on hike globally and also message those friends who don't have hike installed. The app has over 100 million users. Users have spent over 120 minutes on the app and have exchanged over 40 billion messages. "
target: Pulse (InstaLively)
Pulse is a social networking app that provides millennials with a full-screen visual streaming experience of colleges around them. The app enables users to stay connected with their college and school communities. It allows them to create & consume engaging localized content relevant to them.
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closed 10/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

GroupThreads Inc, acquired oneGreek Inc

synopsis: GroupThreads, the Austin-based startup making collegiate apparel, has acquired oneGreek, a social network exclusively for collegiate fraternity and sorority members. Financial terms weren't disclosed. By acquiring oneGreek and its mobile app, GroupThreads has a wider reach within fraternity and sorority communities.
buyer: GroupThreads Inc
GroupThreads sell tens of thousands of customized apparel and accessories, but their true product is our proprietary web platform. their platform and process addresses the major pain points of buying apparel or bells and whistles in an organization and lets groups move their entire process online. "
target: oneGreek Inc
oneGreek Inc operates a social network for collegiate fraternity and sorority members to accelerate the growth of their business. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Tucson, Arizona.
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closed 5/2/2018 via PR Web

Anjar Co. LLC & Becker Associates LLC, acquired FlockU

synopsis: Digital media company FlockU was acquired by Anjar Co. LLC & Becker Associates LLC, a consulting, licensing and brand management agency. FlockU operates a platform that allows “Flockers” on 1,110 college campuses to create edgy, unfiltered, personal stories and create and post videos. FlockU has published over 10,000 text and video stories.
buyer: Anjar Co. LLC & Becker Associates LLC
Anjar Co. LLC & Becker Associates LLC have licensed ~800 children's products and sold nearly $2 billion globally. Anjar & Becker Associates help commercialize IP, offering popular brands, patented products and proprietary concepts for global licensing and distribution. "
target: FlockU
FlockU is a digital and social hub for college students. FlockU owns and operates a platform that allows “Flockers” on 1,110 college campuses to create edgy, unfiltered, personal stories and create and post videos. FlockU has published over 10,000 text and video stories.
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closed 2/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Koofers, acquired Five College Websites

synopsis: Koofers has acquired the assets of five college media properties to augment its nationwide social learning network. The five properties acquired serve the student communities at Michigan State University, University of Georgia, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Middle Tennessee State University and Drexel University.
buyer: Koofers
Koofers is a social learning company transforming higher education through student-driven, intercollegiate collaboration. Founded in 2008, Koofers empowers students to help each other learn by providing open and free access to: course materials, class and professor ratings, study aids and more. "
target: Five College Websites
Five websites serving Michigan State University, University of Georgia, California State Polytechnic University, Middle Tennessee State University and Drexel University consist of over 100,000 professor reviews and ratings, 22 semesters of grade distribution data and 300,000 class discussions.
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closed 8/19/2010 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired CourseRank LLC

synopsis: Chegg.com, the number one online textbook rental company, announced that it has acquired CourseRank, the website that provides college students an easy and convenient way to create and share their course schedule, take classes with their friends, read and write reviews on classes and professors as well as find out how professors grade.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$361.18)
Chegg.com is the number one online textbook rental company that has saved students on more than 6,400 campuses nationwide in excess of $240 million. Chegg.com offers students access to a growing catalog of more than 4.2 million titles, a variety of shipping options and free returns. "
target: CourseRank LLC
CourseRank's scheduling, planning and course review system guides students by arranging relevant course information in an easily accessible display where they can track their progress towards the goal of graduation, mapping courses taken, and grades received.
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closed 10/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Elluminate, Inc., acquired LearnCentral

synopsis: Elluminate, Inc., the leading provider web, audio, video and social networking solutions that support 21st century teaching, learning, and collaboration, announced that it has acquired Edtuit, the company that developed the Elluminate-sponsored LearnCentral™ social learning network.
buyer: Elluminate, Inc.
Elluminate, Inc. provides proven, best-in-class web, video, audio, and social networking solutions that support 21st century teaching, learning, and collaboration. Elluminate serves more than 600 million annual web-collaboration minutes to over 7 million teachers and students. "
target: LearnCentral
Edtuit are the developers of LearnCentral, the social learning network for education. LearnCentral combines asynchronous social networking and the ability to store, organize, and find educational resources with live, online meeting and collaboration.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

One Impression, acquired University Express

synopsis: One Impression, India's fastest growing influencer marketing platform, has acquired University Express, an Indian campus media platform that delivers university news and insightful columns. University Express provides engaging and useful content to students in the form of the latest campus news, conversations, opinions and meaningful stories.
buyer: One Impression
One Impression is India's fastest growing influencer marketing platform. One Impression helps brands collaborate with celebrities, influencers, thought leaders, content creators and more. Their platform offers a community of over 25,000 influencers that can help get ahead of their competition. "
target: University Express
Founded in 2012, University Express is an Indian campus media platform that delivers university news and insightful columns. University Express provides engaging and useful content to students in the form of the latest campus news, conversations, opinions and meaningful stories.
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closed 11/30/2016 via PR Newswire

Dean Drako, acquired LivingTree

synopsis: LivingTree, a K-12 family engagement platform provider, announced that Dean Drako, founder and former CEO of cybersecurity firm Barracuda Networks, has acquired the company. LivingTree's mission is to connect the people who raise, develop, and educate children.
buyer: Dean Drako
Dean Drako is a parallel entrepreneur, investor, and engineer. Drako is founder, president and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, delivering the first on-demand cloud based security and operations video management system (VMS) with both cloud and on-premise recording. "
target: LivingTree
Founded in 2012, LivingTree's mission is to connect the people who raise, develop, and educate children. LivingTree aims to include every member of the community regardless of preferred language or socio-economic status.
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closed 6/14/2016 via Market Wire

Brainly, acquired OpenStudy

synopsis: Brainly, the world's largest social learning community for students, announced that it has acquired the U.S.'s leading peer-to-peer study help platform, OpenStudy. OpenStudy democratizes academic help and offers an addictive experience through sophisticated game mechanics and analytics.
buyer: Brainly
Brainly is the place to learn, for students, by students. The world's largest social learning community, Brainly.com and the Brainly app bring high school and middle school students together to make learning outside the classroom highly engaging, effective and rewarding. "
target: OpenStudy
OpenStudy democratizes academic help and offers an addictive experience through sophisticated game mechanics and analytics. OpenStudy is a social learning network where students ask questions, give help, and connect with other students studying the same things.
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announced 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire TES Global

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners has announced an agreement to acquire Tes Global Group Ltd (“Tes”) from TPG. Tes supports and connects teachers and schools worldwide, helping them improve children’s lives through education. They host a digital community of 11.6m educators, who create and share-teaching resources downloaded up to a million times a day.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is a premier global asset management firm with $30 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence has invested in more than 180 companies and has become a leading equity investment firm. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: TES Global
TES Global is a digital education company. They are home to the world’s largest online community of teachers. They host a global marketplace where educators share and sell original teaching materials; Blendspace, a lesson-building product; and Wikispaces, an open classroom management platform.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wincourse, acquired Mappr Technologies Solution Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Delhi-based education technology firm Wincourse has acquired an 85 per cent stake in Mappr, a networking platform for schools. Mappr connects school administration, teachers, students and parents within and across schools. It allows teachers to give feedback on students’ progress and helps schools go digital.
buyer: Wincourse
Wincourse is an education technology firm run by Delhi-based DCS Certification Pvt. Ltd. Wincourse acts as a location-specific tutor aggregator, it grades tutors on the basis of feedback from former/present students and fellow teachers. "
target: Mappr Technologies Solution Pvt. Ltd.
Mappr Technologies Solutions Pvt. Ltd offers a social networking platform for students, teachers and parents. Teachers can create discussion groups with students and their parents, upload videos, take polls, besides other activities. It also allows parents to network with teachers.
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announced 7/8/2013 via PR Newswire

TPG Capital, will acquire TSL Education Ltd.

synopsis: TSL Education, the global digital education business is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by TPG Capital LLP. TSL Education Limited, a digital education company, owns and operates online platforms for teachers to share education resources.
buyer: TPG Capital
TPG Capital is a leading global private investment firm with $56.7 billion of capital under management. Founded in 1992, TPG specializes in recognizing value – or the potential for value – where others do not. "
target parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners
target: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education.
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closed 5/14/2007 via Company Press Release

Charterhouse Capital Partners, acquired TSL Education Ltd.

synopsis: TSL Education, the UK’s leading educational publisher, today announces that it has been acquired by Charterhouse Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum. Under the arrangement, the existing management team will be staying with the business to drive through TSL’s plans for growth.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse Capital Partners leads and invests in large European buy-outs and has been doing so since the early days of the buy-out market in the 1980's. We believe that our track record and experience combine to make us one of the most successful private equity firms in Europe. "
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education is the UK’s leading educational publisher, and produces the Times Educational Supplement, The Times Higher Education Supplement, and Nursery World Magazine. It also organises awards, conferences and exhibitions for the education sector through its TSL Events group.
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closed 10/3/2005 via BNC Analysis

Exponent Private Equity, acquired TSL Education Ltd.

synopsis: London-based buy-out firm Exponent Private Equity has acquired the TSL Education business from News International. TSL publishes business-to-business newspapers, magazines and websites for the UK education market, including the Times Educational Supplement, the Times Higher Educational Supplement and smaller titles such as Nursery World.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is a private equity firm that invests in UK headquartered businesses. They invest in successful companies with an enterprise value of between £75m-£350m. The firm does this by finding the right companies, identifying their potential and working with great people to develop them. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education.
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closed 8/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Intelius, Inc., acquired Classmates, Inc.

synopsis: Intelius Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, announced that it has completed a strategic investment in Classmates, Inc. Classmates operates the leading online high school reconnection social network in the United States.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Intelius, Inc.
Intelius is an information commerce company founded in 2003 that has become a leader in online people data, delivering comprehensive information about individuals, their histories and their connections to others. "
target parent: United Online, Inc.
target: Classmates, Inc.
Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Classmates operates the leading online social network service in the United States for bringing high school alumni together. Classmates serves over 70 million members and enables its users to find and reconnect with high school friends.
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closed 12/8/2010 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Cramster, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, the number one online textbook rental company, announced that it has acquired Pasadena-based Cramster, the leading social platform providing online homework help. The new service adds to Chegg's popular textbook rental and new course planning services.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$361.18)
Chegg.com is the number one online textbook rental company that has saved students on more than 6,400 campuses nationwide in excess of $240 million. Chegg.com offers students access to a growing catalog of more than 4.2 million titles, a variety of shipping options and free returns. "
target: Cramster, Inc.
Cramster.com brings together students, educators and subject enthusiasts in an online study community. With around-the-clock expert help and a community of over 100,000 knowledgeable members, you can find the help you need, whenever you need it.
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closed 2/4/2009 via PE Hub

Alloy Media + Marketing, acquired Takkle, Inc.

synopsis: Alloy Media + Marketing has acquired Takkle Inc., a New York-based online social network for high school sports. No financial terms were disclosed. Takkle had raised nearly $12 million in VC funding, from firms like Liberty Associated Partners, WMG Investments and Greycroft Partners.
buyer: Alloy Media + Marketing (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target: Takkle, Inc.
TAKKLE, the largest online resource focused on high school athletics, provides a platform and tools for athletes to create player and team profiles, share videos and photos, track and view statistics, and allows students to connect with college coaches and recruiters for advancement opportunities.
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closed 3/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Alloy, Inc., acquired Sconex, Inc.

synopsis: Alloy, Inc., under the banner of Alloy Media + Marketing (AM+M), a pioneer in nontraditional media and marketing, announced it has acquired Sconex, Inc., one of the fastest growing online social networking communities connecting high school students.
buyer: Alloy, Inc. (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target: Sconex, Inc.
Sconex is a vibrant social networking site focused on providing a platform for teens to interact with peers via their high school profiles. Sconex also provides a platform for youth advertisers to connect and communicate with young adults in a meaningful, contextually appropriate way.
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closed 8/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Her Campus Media LLC, acquired CollegeFashionista

synopsis: Her Campus Media, the #1 media brand for college women and 360-degree college marketing agency, announced that it has acquired College Fashionista, a leading college-focused media company and digital community of college-aged fashion and beauty influencers.
buyer: Her Campus Media LLC
Her Campus Media is the #1 media brand for the empowered college woman and 360-degree college marketing agency, reaching over 30 million users monthly across flagship site HerCampus.com, on-campus network of 380+ campus chapters, proprietary events College Fashion Week® and Her Conference®, & more. "
target parent: Clique Media Group
target: CollegeFashionista
College Fashionista is a global, digital community of thousands of college-aged fashion and beauty influencers, sharing their insights while learning real-life skills from industry insiders to help propel their future careers today.
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announced 8/21/2008 via BusinessWire

College Tonight, Inc., will acquire Gridiron Bash, LLC

synopsis: College Tonight announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Gridiron Bash, LLC (GB). Gridiron Bash™ is a series of colossal celebrations tied to spring football games at top tier Division 1 campuses across the country.
buyer parent: SIMEX Technologies, Inc.
buyer: College Tonight, Inc.
College Tonight is a social networking and marketing platform, which is designed to promote actual social interactivity among college students. Due to the mobile nature of the site, the service's design is also structured for the mobile user, focusing on nightlife events and social opportunities. "
target: Gridiron Bash, LLC
Manhattan-based Gridiron Bash LLC builds and develops cutting-edge sports and entertainment properties with the purpose of connecting consumers, brands and media.
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closed 11/29/2007 via PR Newswire

SIMEX Technologies, Inc., merged with College Tonight, Inc.

synopsis: College Tonight, Inc., the evolution of collegiate social networking, announced today the completion of its merger with Simex Technologies, Inc. College Tonight is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Simex, whose common stock is traded on the pink sheets.
buyer: SIMEX Technologies, Inc.
SIMEX Technologies, Inc. operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries Remote Business, Inc. (RBI) and SIMEX Digital Solutions, Inc. (SIMEX Digital). RBI is engaged in the design, installation, servicing and monitoring of digital surveillance security systems for business and industry. "
target: College Tonight, Inc.
College Tonight is a social networking and marketing platform, which is designed to promote actual social interactivity among college students. Due to the mobile nature of the site, the service's design is also structured for the mobile user, focusing on nightlife events and social opportunities.
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announced 8/21/2008 via BusinessWire

College Tonight, Inc., will acquire Gridiron Bash, LLC

synopsis: College Tonight announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Gridiron Bash, LLC (GB). Gridiron Bash™ is a series of colossal celebrations tied to spring football games at top tier Division 1 campuses across the country.
buyer parent: SIMEX Technologies, Inc.
buyer: College Tonight, Inc.
College Tonight is a social networking and marketing platform, which is designed to promote actual social interactivity among college students. Due to the mobile nature of the site, the service's design is also structured for the mobile user, focusing on nightlife events and social opportunities. "
target: Gridiron Bash, LLC
Manhattan-based Gridiron Bash LLC builds and develops cutting-edge sports and entertainment properties with the purpose of connecting consumers, brands and media.
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closed 11/29/2007 via PR Newswire

SIMEX Technologies, Inc., merged with College Tonight, Inc.

synopsis: College Tonight, Inc., the evolution of collegiate social networking, announced today the completion of its merger with Simex Technologies, Inc. College Tonight is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Simex, whose common stock is traded on the pink sheets.
buyer: SIMEX Technologies, Inc.
SIMEX Technologies, Inc. operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries Remote Business, Inc. (RBI) and SIMEX Digital Solutions, Inc. (SIMEX Digital). RBI is engaged in the design, installation, servicing and monitoring of digital surveillance security systems for business and industry. "
target: College Tonight, Inc.
College Tonight is a social networking and marketing platform, which is designed to promote actual social interactivity among college students. Due to the mobile nature of the site, the service's design is also structured for the mobile user, focusing on nightlife events and social opportunities.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BusinessWire

HireRight, Inc, acquired PeopleCheck

synopsis: HireRight, a leading provider of global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions, has acquired PeopleCheck, a leading background screening provider based in Australia. The acquisition strengthens HireRight’s global services overall and its presence in the Asia Pacific region.
buyer: HireRight, Inc
HireRight helps employers hire the right people by providing global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions. Employers can tailor HireRight’s screening solutions to their needs, making the hiring and vetting processes easier."
target: PeopleCheck
Australia-based PeopleCheck provides background screening services across many industries, including technology, construction, finance, telecommunications, recruitment, professional services, mining, and healthcare. Their end-to-end processes deliver fast, accurate, and objective results.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BusinessWire

HireRight, Inc, acquired J-Screen K.K

synopsis: HireRight, a leading provider of global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions, has acquired J-Screen, a leading background screening provider based in Japan. The acquisition strengthens HireRight’s global services overall and its presence in the Asia Pacific region.
buyer: HireRight, Inc
HireRight helps employers hire the right people by providing global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions. Employers can tailor HireRight’s screening solutions to their needs, making the hiring and vetting processes easier."
target: J-Screen K.K
J-Screen provides background screening and due diligence services in Japan and Korea and has a robust network of public, private, and proprietary information sources. Customers include financial institutions, multinational companies, professional service providers, and government organizations.
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closed 3/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Universal Background Screening, Inc. merged with PeopleFacts,

synopsis: NH Capital Partners ("SNH") announces the acquisition of Universal Background Screening, a leading provider of compliant and fully customizable background screening products and services, based in Phoenix, AZ, and merger with PeopleFacts, an SNH portfolio company. The combined company will operate under the Universal brand.
buyer parent: SNH Capital Partners
buyer: PeopleFacts
PeopleFacts builds partnerships to help clients mitigate risk and hire great talent through employment screening services. PeopleFacts provides identity authentication, criminal record checks, credit reports, driving records, employment and education verifications, drug testing and more. "
target: Universal Background Screening, Inc.
Universal Background Screening is a leading provider of employment background screening solutions. Their services include a comprehensive selection of background checks, verifications, drug testing, employment physicals and compliance management services.
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Davies Group Limited, acquired Veriphy, Ltd.

synopsis: Davies Group has acquired Veriphy, a know-your-customer and anti-money laundering compliance solutions business. Veriphy has become a part of the Davies customer solutions business, led by CEO Mark Grocott. Veriphy Ltd. provides a platform for award winning AML (Anti-Money Laundering) Solutions, ID Checks, Credit Screens, and more.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: Davies Group Limited
Davies Group is a multi-award winning operations management, consulting and digital solutions provider to organizations in highly regulated markets. Davies’ core services include: claims solutions, insurance services, complaints handling and compliance & regulatory services. "
target: Veriphy, Ltd.
Veriphy Ltd. provides a platform for award winning AML (Anti-Money Laundering) Solutions, ID Checks, Credit Screens, Company Checks, and Standard & Enhanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) Checks in as little as 24 hours.
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closed 6/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

TransUnion LLC, acquired Callcredit Information Group

synopsis: TransUnion, a risk and information solutions provider, announced that it has acquired Callcredit Information Group, Ltd., the second largest consumer credit bureau in the U.K.. Callcredit is an information solutions company that provides data, analytics and technology solutions to help businesses and consumers make informed decisions.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,399.10)
Transunion helps uncover unique stories, trends and insights behind each data point, using historical information as well as alternative data sources. This allows a variety of markets and businesses to better manage risk and consumers to better manage their credit, personal information and identity."
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Callcredit Information Group
Callcredit Information Group, Ltd., is in the business of empowering information. They provide the data, analytics, and software that enable businesses to build more valuable customer relationships. They specialize in managing consumer data for businesses across every sector.
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closed 6/6/2016 via BusinessWire

SterlingBackcheck, acquired RISQ Group

synopsis: SterlingBackcheck, one of the world’s largest background screening and HR solutions companies, announced that it has acquired RISQ Group (RISQ), an industry leader in employment background checks across the Asia-Pacific region. RISQ is widely recognized for high-quality background screening programs and its deep client-centric focus.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: SterlingBackcheck
SterlingBackcheck helps employers across the globe make smart hiring decisions and onboard new employees through a comprehensive suite of superior employment background screening services and cloud-based human capital management solutions. "
target: RISQ Group
RISQ Group is the go-to employment screener for the Asia Pacific region. RISQ combines granular local knowledge with global sophistication. With RISQ Group, the customer knows that it is getting a team of people devoted to delivering the best employment screening and verification available.
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announced 10/31/2014 via PR Newswire

Garnero Group Acquisition Company, will acquire WISeKey

synopsis: Garnero Group Acquisition Company ("GGAC"), a blank check company, and WISeKey SA, an international mobile cybersecurity provider, announced that they have entered into definitive agreements whereby GGAC will acquire approximately 70% ownership stake in WISeKey from certain holders of WISeKey shares.
buyer: Garnero Group Acquisition Company
Garnero Group Acquisition Company (GGAC) is a Cayman Islands exempted company incorporated as a blank check company for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, and more. "
target: WISeKey (SIX:WIHN:$2.11)
WISeKey is an eSecurity company which offers its digital security solutions to a wide range of customers, governments, business and individual website hosts.
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closed 6/5/2014 via Company Press Release

Trulioo, Inc., acquired Global Data Company

synopsis: Trulioo has acquired Global Data Company (GDC), a leader in electronic, cross-border identity verification based in Melbourne, Australia. The company focuses on supporting its customers with anti-money laundering compliant identity verification services, age verification, watch list checking and business verification services.
buyer: Trulioo, Inc.
Trulioo is the pioneer and leader in social verification providing reliable identity information to businesses looking to verify their users at login. The company has recently surpassed over 100 million verifications. "
target: Global Data Company
Global Data Company (GDC) is a dynamic, data solutions company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. GDC has grown from a boutique, global data provider into a robust identity verification solutions company offering compliance and risk management services to organizations around the globe.
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closed 2/16/2014 via BusinessWire

GTCR, LLC, acquired Callcredit Information Group

synopsis: GTCR, a leading private equity firm, announced that it has acquired Callcredit Information Group Limited in partnership with its management team. Callcredit is a leading provider of consumer credit data solutions and software and analytics services in the United Kingdom.
buyer: GTCR, LLC
Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. "
target parent: Vitruvian Partners LLP
target: Callcredit Information Group
Callcredit Information Group is expert in managing consumer data for businesses across every sector. The Group is focused on developing innovative products and services to help businesses make smarter, more informed decisions throughout the customer lifecycle.
price ($mm)
$586
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closed 8/14/2013 via Company Press Release

MITIE Group PLC, acquired UK CRBs Ltd

synopsis: MITIE Group PLC, the strategic outsourcing company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired UK CRBs Ltd (“UKCRBs”), the criminal records checking service. UKCRBs is one of the largest providers of online criminal records checking services in the UK.
buyer: MITIE Group PLC (LSE:MTO:$2,681.17)
MITIE is a strategic outsourcing company. It helps clients run more efficient and effective businesses by looking after their facilities, their energy needs and the people they're responsible for. "
target: UK CRBs Ltd
ukCRBs Ltd is a Registered Umbrella Body for the Crimial Records Bureau. They offer a friendly, professional Criminal Records Bureau checking service at competitive prices. With over 20,000 registered users and clients ukCRBs Ltd is one of the leading umbrella bodies in the UK.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Wall Street Journal

GB Group Plc, acquired CRD (UK) Limited

synopsis: GBGroup announced the acquisition of CRD (UK) Limited. CRD is UK's sixth largest criminal records disclosure umbrella organisation. Its criminal record disclosure system currently processes over 55,000 checks a year for organisations who employ individuals working with children and vulnerable adults and also increasingly in other sectors.
buyer: GB Group Plc (AIM:GBG:$160.31)
GB Group PLC, an identity management company, engages in the development, sale, and support of business application software. It also involves in the provision of marketing database and anti-fraud services, and licensing of technology. "
target: CRD (UK) Limited
CRD have been providing background information services for years. CRD's Basic Checks service is the only Disclosure Scotland check provider that keeps the employer in complete control of the application process, significantly reducing the time to hire.
price ($mm)
$2.00
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2013 via PR Web

Compliance Safety Systems merged with WorkforceQA,

synopsis: Compliance Safety Systems (CSS) and WorkforceQA have merged. CSS is a leader in DOT compliance within the trucking industry due to its robust software system and customer service. CSS corporate offices have relocated its day to day operations to Salt Lake City, UT, the location for WorkforceQA.
buyer: WorkforceQA
WorkforceQA utilizes cutting edge Web-based technology to offer a full range of services to the Drug-Free Workplace Industry. WorkforceQA delivers everything a small company needs to become a Drug-Free Workplace. "
target: Compliance Safety Systems
Compliance Safety Systems is the technology leading Third Party Administrator of Employee or Contractor Drug and Alcohol Screening Services. The company focuses primarily on the transportation industry and other industry segments that are required to perform drug and alcohol testing.
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closed 5/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Oodrive Group, acquired CertEurope, S.A.

synopsis: Oodrive acquired CertEurope, a provider of digital certificates and offers third party operating services securing digital exchanges.
buyer: Oodrive Group
Oodrive is a leading European provider of secure online file management services for companies. They are a software publisher established in 2000 and pioneer of SaaS solutions in France. "
target: CertEurope, S.A.
CertEurope conceives and offers solutions to secure online accesses, trace exchanges, ensure the non alteration of digital files and grant them probative value.
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closed 1/10/2011 via PR Newswire

VASCO Data Security International, Inc., acquired DigiNotar B.V.

synopsis: VASCO Data Security International, Inc., a leading software security company specializing in authentication products and services, has announced its acquisition of the Internet trust services specialist DigiNotar B.V., an organization that facilitates electronic commerce and communications by issuing digital certificates or PKI identities.
buyer: VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (VDSI:$196.76)
VASCO Data Security International, Inc. is a leading supplier of strong authentication and e-signature solutions and services specializing in Internet security applications and transactions. "
target: DigiNotar B.V.
As a trust services provider, DigiNotar B.V. is an independent, certified, trusted organization that facilitates electronic commerce and communications by issuing digital certificates or PKI identities and authenticating persons conducting business over the Internet using those digital certificates.
price ($mm)
$10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2008 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Verify Limited

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced the purchase of Verify Limited, a premier Asian Pacific employment screening company, by the Employer Services segment of First Advantage.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Verify Limited
Verify Limited is the second largest background screening firm in Asia, following top-ranked First Advantage. Verify Screening Solutions was established in 2002 as a business unit of Hill and Associates Group Limited and was merged with Quam Data Services Limited in 2006 to form Verify Limited.
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closed 2/2/2007 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired R E Austin Ltd.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, announced that it has acquired R E Austin Ltd., an employment screening company based in Colchester, United Kingdom, outside of London.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: R E Austin Ltd.
R E Austin Ltd. is one of the largest background screening companies in the U.K., with 70 employees and an estimated 25 percent share of the local financial services market. The company also serves clients in the information technology, telecommunications and other industries.
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announced 11/26/2019 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire First Advantage Corporation

synopsis: Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing, will acquire First Advantage, a global technology and information services leader in background check and drug screening solutions. First Advantage's services include background screening (criminal, education, employment), driver compliance, drug testing, and fingerprinting.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $43 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and operating professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity, and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Agility Recovery, acquired Preparis

synopsis: Agility Recovery, North America’s premier provider of business continuity and recovery solutions, has acquired Preparis, a company that offers an all-in-one cloud-based business continuity and emergency messaging platform for organizations looking to protect themselves and their workforce in times of crisis.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: Agility Recovery
Agility Recovery is the leading provider of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. After a business interruption, they deliver the resources that make recovery and resilience simple. Their customers have access to furnished mobile office space, communications equipment, and technology."
target: Preparis
Preparis offers an all-in-one cloud-based business continuity and emergency messaging platform for organizations looking to protect themselves and their workforce in times of crisis.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/7/2010 via BusinessWire

ZeroChaos, acquired Checkpast, LLC

synopsis: ZeroChaos, a global workforce solutions company headquartered in Orlando, announced its acquisition of Checkpast, an established leader in the employment screening industry. Checkpast is nationally known for its innovative background research approach and its commitment to accuracy, quality, and efficiency of screening solutions.
buyer parent: AP Capital Partners
buyer: ZeroChaos
Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, ZeroChaos is a ground-breaking workforce management company. ZeroChaos helps visionary companies achieve greater management and financial control of their workforce and talent supply chains through innovative private-label solutions and full-disclosure pricing. "
target: Checkpast, LLC
Founded in 1992, Checkpast is a nationally recognized leader in employment screening and has received acclaim for its innovative background research techniques.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/1/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Inquest, Inc.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced that it has acquired Inquest, Inc., a regional employment screening company based in Los Gatos, Calif., near San Jose.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Inquest, Inc.
Inquest Pre Employment Screening is a certified Woman Owned Business that offers quality employee screening services, including county-level employee background checks. Inquest has emerged as a leading provider of screening services.
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Ticker: BCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brink's, Incorporated
Brink's, Incorporated
Brink’s, Inc is a global leader in security-related services for banks, retailers and a variety of other commercial and governmental customers. Its services include armored car transportation, money processing, long-distance transport of valuables, vaulting and other value-added solutions.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$3,885.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$335.30
EBIT ($mm)
$172.90
Net Income ($mm)
$74.50
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Ticker: AIM:OS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OpSec Security, Inc.
OpSec Security, Inc.
OpSec Security is the global leader in protecting, authenticating, and enhancing their customers'​ brands, services and revenues. OpSec delivers a comprehensive suite of end-to-end solutions, including advanced physical security technologies and online/e-commerce monitoring and analysis.
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$94.11
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Ticker: OM:LOOM B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loomis
Loomis offers a wide range of integrated solutions for cash handling. These services, which mainly target banks, multi-location retailers, stores and other commercial enterprises, provide secure, efficient management of the physical flow of cash in their customers’ businesses.
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$2,121.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$392.76
EBIT ($mm)
$244.90
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The Kudelski Group
The Kudelski Group
The Kudelski Group is a leader in digital security and convergent media solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive content. Its technologies are used in a wide range of services and applications requiring access control and rights management.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$136.54
EBIT ($mm)
$103.08
Net Income ($mm)
$62.24
Employees
3676
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Ticker: ASX:DDT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DataDot Technology Limited
DataDot Technology Limited
DataDot Technology Limited provides world leading asset identification, management, protection and authentication solutions that deliver value to customers.
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WISeKey
WISeKey
WISeKey is a leading cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale Internet of Things (“IoT”) digital identity ecosystem. Their Swiss based Cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) integrates wearable technology with secure authentication & identification, in both physical & virtual environments.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$2.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.56)
EBIT ($mm)
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TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications.
year
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$300.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.22
EBIT ($mm)
$33.24
Net Income ($mm)
$28.27
Employees
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mVISE AG
mVISE is a publicly traded company focused on consulting, solutions and products in the field of Mobility, Cloud and Security. They are based in Germany.
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2017
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$18.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.28
EBIT ($mm)
$0.63
Net Income ($mm)
$1.50
Employees
136
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Iveda Solutions
Iveda Solutions
Iveda Solutions the premier online surveillance technology innovator and Managed Video Services provider. The company develops and markets enterprise class video hosting and real-time remote surveillance services.
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ABM Industries Inc.
ABM Industries Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, provides janitorial, parking, security, and engineering services for commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail facilities primarily in the United States. It operates in four segments: Janitorial, Parking, Security, and Engineering.
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$4,300.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$147.66
EBIT ($mm)
$96.77
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Ticker: RECN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Resources Global Professionals
Resources Global Professionals
Resources Global Professionals are a global consulting firm that enables rapid business outcomes by bringing together the right people to create transformative change. They specialize in the areas of Business Transformation, Governance, Risk and Compliance and Technology and Digital Innovation.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$729.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.05
EBIT ($mm)
$49.57
Net Income ($mm)
$31.47
Employees
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3857
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LAC Co., Ltd.
LAC Co., Ltd.
LAC Co., Ltd. is an IT company in Japan that provides IT solutions based on advanced security technologies. LAC supports businesses through reliable, integrated services and market-leading security. The company designs and creates optimal information security systems for their clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$352.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.08
EBIT ($mm)
$18.02
Net Income ($mm)
$11.15
Employees
1660
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Ticker: HLSE:NIXU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nixu Oyj
Nixu Oyj
Nixu is the Nordic’s largest specialist company in information security consulting. Nixu works to improve their clients’ cybersecurity in solution areas of Corporate IT, Digital Business and Industrial Internet.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$44.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.79)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
355
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Ticker: BIT:NRST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neurosoft
Neurosoft was founded in 1994 and is a fully integrated ICT company with Software Development, System Integration and Information Security capabilities. They are based in Greece.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$15.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.62
EBIT ($mm)
($0.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
204
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Ticker: LSE:NCC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NCC Group plc
NCC Group plc
NCC Group is a global information assurance specialist providing organisations worldwide with expert escrow, verification, security consulting, website performance, software testing and domain services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$335.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.40
EBIT ($mm)
$19.97
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1949
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