Like Health Grades, Inc.

closed 10/7/2010 via BusinessWire

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired Health Grades, Inc.

synopsis: Affiliates of Vestar Capital Partners V, L.P. formed for the purpose of acquiring Health Grades, Inc., and HealthGrades announced the successful completion of the cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of HealthGrades at a purchase price of $8.20 per share in cash.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading global private equity firm. For 20 years, Vestar has been seeking out talented management teams and supporting their entrepreneurial dreams, allowing them to run their companies as owners, with an eye toward long-term value creation. "
target: Health Grades, Inc. (HGRD:$58.17)
HealthGrades is the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, providing quality ratings, profiles and cost information on the nation’s hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and prescription drugs.
price ($mm)[EV]
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$58
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$13
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19.5x
closed 2/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

VividGro, acquired WeGrow

synopsis: VividGro, a leader in LED lighting technology, acquired WeGrow, a leading app for cannabis home growers. WeGrow's app uses chatbot-based technology in order to engage seasoned and new growers in a conversation that guides them through the grow experience. The chatbot researches and delivers everything one needs to know about growing marijuana.
buyer parent: Lighting Science
buyer: VividGro
VividGro is a leader in LED lighting technology and a pioneer in the cannabis industry. Utilizing state-of-the-art hardware and software, VividGro implements solutions that improve growers’ profitability by lowering operating costs, increasing efficiencies and yields, and decreasing cycle times. "
target: WeGrow
WeGrow is a leading app for cannabis home growers. The app uses chatbot-based technology in order to engage seasoned and new-to-the-scene growers in a conversation that guides them through the grow experience. The chatbot researches and delivers everything one needs to know about growing marijuana.
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closed 5/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

MHA Co., Ltd, acquired Shirobon.net

synopsis: MHA, a Japanese staffing firm focused on medical institutions and nursing homes, acquired Shirobon.net, a Japanese medical staff support site.
buyer: MHA Co., Ltd
Headquartered in Japan, MHA provides staffing solutions to the various issues and difficulties that medical institutions and nursing homes encounter daily. They aim to improve the management capabilities of medical institutions. "
target: Shirobon.net
Shirobon.net is a Japanese medical staff support site. They not only provide a question forum but they also have research material that includes insurance medical care score guides.
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closed 5/4/2016 via PE Hub

HealthLine, Inc., acquired MediLexicon International

synopsis: Healthline Media, which is backed by Summit Partners, has acquired MedicalNewsToday.com (MNT) and MediLexicon.com. MediLexicon International Ltd was the seller. MNT is a leading website in the medical news category while MediLexicon.com is an online database of medical abbreviations with over 200,000 definitions that are constantly updated.
buyer: HealthLine, Inc.
HealthLine, Inc. is a leading provider of intelligent health information and technology solutions. The company's proprietary health taxonomy platform powers a suite of marketing, health search, data and text-mining, and content solutions for global enterprises and advertisers. "
target: MediLexicon International
MedicalNewsToday.com is a leading website in the medical news category, boasting over 132 therapy areas. MediLexicon.com is an online database of medical abbreviations with over 200,000 definitions that are constantly updated.
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closed 5/9/2011 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Fisterra.com

synopsis: Elsevier has announced the acquisition of Fisterra.com, an award winning, widely used e-clinical reference solution in Spain. Fisterra was launched in 2002 by two primary care doctors and a medical librarian in response to the need for an online short answer Spanish language reference solution to help primary care physicians.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: Fisterra.com
Fisterra.com provides access to Fisterrae, an advanced e-clinical reference solution that integrates support resources for health professionals in a local language platform.
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closed 2/8/2011 via BusinessWire

Ebix, Inc., acquired A.D.A.M., Inc.

synopsis: Ebix, Inc., a leading international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services to the insurance industry, has announced the closing of the merger of Atlanta based A.D.A.M., Inc., a leading provider of health information and benefits technology solutions in the United States.
buyer: Ebix, Inc. (EBIX:$570.76)
Ebix, Inc., provides end-to-end solutions ranging from infrastructure exchanges, carrier systems, agency systems and BPO services to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance industry. "
target: A.D.A.M., Inc.
A.D.A.M., Inc. is a leading provider of consumer health information and benefits technology solutions to healthcare organizations, benefits brokers, employers, consumers, and educational institutions.
price ($mm)[EV]
$61 [$62]
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
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2.4x
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10.5x
closed 7/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Physicians Interactive, acquired Quantia Inc

synopsis: Physicians Interactive (PI), the leading provider of insight-driven, digital engagement solutions for healthcare professionals and consumers, announced that it has acquired Quantia, Inc., whose award-winning web and mobile community, QuantiaMD, reaches more than one-third of U.S. physicians.
buyer parent: Merck & Co., Inc.
buyer: Physicians Interactive
Physicians Interactive is a provider of online and mobile clinical resources and solutions for healthcare professionals. PI uses the power of networks of healthcare professionals and life sciences companies together in ways that will change the practice and business of medicine for the better. "
target: Quantia Inc
QuantiaMD is bringing physicians together to reshape medicine. Through its medical learning network, physicians connect with expert faculty and colleagues they know and trust to better manage their practices, support their patients, and take care of themselves.
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closed 1/9/2013 via PR Web

EBSCO Publishing, Inc., acquired PEMSoft

synopsis: EBSCO Publishing has expanded its evidence-based healthcare content with the acquisition of PEMSoft, a premiere pediatric point-of-care clinical information resource. PEMSoft is an online clinical library and multimedia decision support system that addresses acute and chronic illness and injury conditions in children from newborn to young adult.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 375 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all medical professionals (doctors, nurses, medical librarians, social workers, hospital administrators, etc.). "
target: PEMSoft
PEMSoft is an online clinical information system specializing in acute and chronic illness and injury conditions in children and adolescents. PEMSoft is constantly updated by a team of over fifty editors and hundreds of contributors worldwide.
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closed 4/2/2008 via Market Wire

Hearst Business Media, acquired Map of Medicine

synopsis: Hearst Corporation announced the acquisition of U.K.-based Map of Medicine, a leading provider of evidence-based health-care resources designed to help health practitioners make sound decisions by following accessible clinical information on a range of relevant medical issues.
buyer parent: The Hearst Corporation
buyer: Hearst Business Media
Hearst Business Media (HBM), an operating group of The Hearst Corporation, operates more than 20 business-to-business information services, electronic databases, and publications. The Group has significant holdings in the automotive, electronic, and medical/pharmaceutical industries. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Map of Medicine
The Map of Medicine is a web-based visual representation of evidence-based patient care journeys covering 28 medical specialties and 390 pathways.
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$70
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closed 7/23/2009 via Company Press Release

Physicians Interactive, acquired Skyscape Inc.

synopsis: Physicians Interactive LLC (PI), the leading digital sales and health marketing partner for life sciences companies, announced the acquisition of Skyscape Inc., the world’s No. 1 service for trusted medical information delivered via mobile devices and the Internet. Skyscape is now a wholly owned subsidiary of PI.
buyer parent: Perseus, L.L.C.
buyer: Physicians Interactive
Physicians Interactive builds an electronic dialogue with healthcare professionals by utilizing technology platforms and online interactive programs to deliver valuable education and promotion about medical products and disease states. "
target: Skyscape Inc.
Skyscape® is the worldwide leading service for trusted medical information by specialty for mobile devices. Skyscape's service enables healthcare practitioners to tailor their experience from the most trusted medical information available and delivers it in an intuitive manner.
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closed 8/15/2018 via Company Press Release

Royal Pharmaceutical Society, acquired Palliativedrugs.com Limited

synopsis: The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Palliativedrugs.com, the publisher of the Palliative Care Formulary and Introducing Palliative Care, key resources for health professionals delivering care to patients at the end of life.
buyer: Royal Pharmaceutical Society
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) leads the profession of pharmacy to improve the public's health and wellbeing. The RPS is the professional membership body for pharmacists and pharmacy in Great Britain and an internationally renowned publisher of medicines information. "
target: Palliativedrugs.com Limited
Palliativedrugs.com Ltd was founded in 2000 by Robert Twycross and Andrew Wilcock to promote and disseminate information about the use of drugs in palliative care. alliativedrugs.com Ltd has pioneered the building of an online community focused on palliative care.
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

SDB Groep B.V., acquired The Competence Group B.V.

synopsis: SDB Groep, the specialist in cloud solutions for the healthcare market, acquires The Competence Group. The Competence Group (TCG), founded in 2002 and based in IJsselstein (Netherlands), develops both E-learning content and a Learning Management System and also offers services related to digital training for healthcare institutions.
buyer parent: Main Capital Partners BV
buyer: SDB Groep B.V.
For over 40 years, SDB Groep has been developing and supplying innovative and specialist ICT solutions for the healthcare sector. SDB provides an innovative SaaS solutions that customers use to automate HR, salary administration and personnel planning processes, as well as a health record product. "
target: The Competence Group B.V.
The Competence Group (TCG), based in IJsselstein (Netherlands), develops both E-learning content and a Learning Management System and also offers services related to digital training. TCG improves the level of knowledge and the capacities of individual employees within healthcare institutions.
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closed 2/27/2019 via Company Press Release

CompuGroup Medical AG, acquired Qualizorg B.V.

synopsis: German CompuGroup Medical, the leading global eHealth provider, acquired 100% of Qualizorg. Qualizorg is a market leader in the Netherlands and manages various databases, offers customized projects and is behind the leading data collection and analysis tool Qualiview.
buyer: CompuGroup Medical AG (DB:COP:$830.72)
CompuGroup Medical is Germany's leading global eHealth provider. Their software and communications solutions assist doctors, dentists, hospitals, pharmacists, associations, networks and other service providers with workflow, diagnosis and therapy. "
target parent: Axivate Capital
target: Qualizorg B.V.
Qualizorg specializes in collecting, managing and providing insight into quality indicators in the healthcare industry. Qualizorg is a market leader in the Netherlands and manages various databases, offers customized projects and is behind the leading data collection and analysis tool Qualiview.
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announced 11/12/2015 via Company Press Release

xTV, will acquire Hendrik Information Systems, LLC

synopsis: xTV Networks Ltd is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement to acquire the assets of the Hendrik Information Systems, LLC. Hendrik is a content capture and distribution company headed up by CEO Mark Sangster, a Health Care and Technology executive who has now joined xTV as Executive Vice President of Health Care TV.
buyer: xTV (ASX:XTV:$0.52)
xTV Networks Limited allows businesses to set up dedicated multi-channel online networks that integrate branded video and user-generated content with other real-time feeds. xTV allows anyone to create their own Media Network along with Channel Customization, Real Time Facebook/Twitter Integration. "
target: Hendrik Information Systems, LLC
Hendrik information systems are a healthcare focused organization that partners with academic medical centers to deliver value through educational content strategies. Based in Houston Texas, the company was founded to focus on content capture and distribution, primarily in Health Care.
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closed 9/16/2015 via PR Web

HIMSS Media, acquired MobiHealthNews

synopsis: HIMSS Media, a subsidiary of HIMSS, has acquired MobiHealthNews. Founded in 2008 MobiHealthNews is the leading provider of news, commentary, online events and research for the global mobile health community with more than 100,000 unique monthly readers.
buyer parent: Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
buyer: HIMSS Media
HIMSS Media is a fully integrated B2B media group focused exclusively on the healthcare and technology markets. It delivers news and must-have information to an audience of senior healthcare and technology influencers, medical professionals, policy makers and technology buyers. "
target: MobiHealthNews
MobiHealthNews, founded in 2008, is the leading provider of news, commentary, online events and research for the global mobile health community. Their team works hard to deliver the best curated and most insightful publications focused on digital health.
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closed 12/3/2012 via Company Press Release

HealthCare Source, acquired NetLearning, Inc.

synopsis: HealthcareSource® announced that it has acquired NetLearning, a leading provider of learning management software and content for the healthcare industry. The combination of HealthcareSource and NetLearning results in the first company to provide a complete, end-to-end talent management solution designed specifically for healthcare.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: HealthCare Source
HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management software for the healthcare industry. HealthcareSource helps healthcare organizations source, hire, assess, develop and retain the best workforce possible in order to reduce costs and to improve patient satisfaction and safety. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: NetLearning, Inc.
NetLearning is an e-learning solutions provider developing products specifically for the healthcare industry since 1995. The NetLearning product suite allows for the deployment, management, and reporting of training-related activities.
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closed 8/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Medscape, Inc., acquired QxMD Software

synopsis: WebMD has acquired QxMD, a Vancouver, BC-based learning technology company that delivers mobile decision point tools and personalized learning solutions for physicians and health care professionals. QxMD will be combined with Medscape, the leading digital news, information and continuing medical education platform for physicians and HCPs worldwide.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Medscape, Inc. (:$8.65)
Medscape is the leading source of clinical news, health information, and point-of-care tools for health care professionals. Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools. "
target: QxMD Software
QxMD creates point-of-care digital solutions for health care professionals, scientists and students. Recognized as a leading developer of free medical software, QxMD builds apps for web, iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows.
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closed 8/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Hubert Burda Media, acquired NetDoktor.de GmbH

synopsis: Hubert Burda Media, one of Germany's largest international media groups, has acquired NetDoktor.de, a company that provides independent and comprehensive information on health and illness. NetDoktor.de creates detailed specials on topics such as sports, nutrition, diabetes or obesity that are easily understandable.
buyer: Hubert Burda Media
Hubert Burda Media is one of Germany's largest international media groups with a strong focus on its digital portfolio and the international media market. Innovation is the driving force behind the organization, which builds on its original roots as a family-owned company. "
target: NetDoktor.de GmbH
Based in Germany, NetDoktor.de provides independent and comprehensive information on health and illness. They create detailed specials on topics such as sports, nutrition, diabetes or obesity that are easily understandable.
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closed 1/23/2019 via PR Web

123sonography, acquired SonoWorld

synopsis: SonoWorld.com, a leading global ultrasound education website owned by Inteleos, has been acquired by 123Sonography, the #1 online provider for ultrasound education. With this acquisition, 123Sonography will further solidify its position as the largest active online community of ultrasound professionals in the world.
buyer: 123sonography
Base in Austria, 123sonography is a provider of online echocardiography training for medical doctors, students and sonographers. Medical ultrasound is the fastest growing imaging modality in medicine and each passing year brings stunning advancements and more. "
target parent: Inteleos
target: SonoWorld
SonoWorld.com is a leading global ultrasound education website. SonoWorld was launched in 1999 as a way to use the emerging Internet to provide free educational materials to ultrasound practitioners in developing countries around the world.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bonnier Healthcare Sweden, acquired Netdoktor Media A/S

synopsis: Bonnier Healthcare strengthens position within digital health publishing by acquiring leading health portal Netdoktor in Denmark. Netdoktor is Denmark’s leading health portal with 2 million visits pr. month and has since the start in the 1990’s been providing the Danish public with trustworthy and accurate health and disease related information.
buyer parent: Bonnier AB
buyer: Bonnier Healthcare Sweden
Bonnier Healthcare is the result of a collection of Bonnier's activities in healthcare and life science. Their offer can be summarized in qualified information and skills development services to industry, healthcare, patients and relatives. "
target: Netdoktor Media A/S
Netdoktor is Denmark’s leading health portal with 2 million visits pr. month and has since the start in the 1990’s been providing the Danish public with trustworthy and accurate health and disease related information.
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closed 1/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Health Grades, Inc., acquired Influence Health

synopsis: Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, announced it has acquired Influence Health, a company that provides the healthcare industry’s only integrated digital marketing and patient engagement platform.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Health Grades, Inc. (HGRD:$58.17)
Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. People use Healthgrades websites to search, compare and connect with hospitals and physicians. "
target parent: Sumeru Equity Partners
target: Influence Health
Influence Health provides the healthcare industry’s only integrated digital marketing and patient engagement platform. The Influence Health platform enables providers, employers and payers to positively influence consumer decision making and health behaviors well beyond the physical care setting.
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closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Health Grades, Inc., acquired COCG

synopsis: Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, announced the acquisition of COCG, an integrated digital marketing firm. COCG works with service-based companies, medical practices and retailers to help them attract the right clients.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Health Grades, Inc. (HGRD:$58.17)
Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. People use Healthgrades websites to search, compare and connect with hospitals and physicians. "
target: COCG
COCG is an integrated digital marketing firm. Whether it's a web design, search engine marketing or a complete online marketing strategy and execution, they aim to deliver, on time and in budget while exceeding their customer's every expectation.
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announced 11/2/2011 via PR Newswire

CPM Marketing Group, Inc. will be merged with Health Grades, Inc.,

synopsis: HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital and CPM Marketing Group, the leading provider of customer relationship management solutions for hospitals announced a definitive agreement to merge the two companies.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Health Grades, Inc. (HGRD:$58.17)
HealthGrades is a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. More than 200 million consumers use the HealthGrades websites to research, select, and connect with a physician or hospital, and use its compehensive information to make informed decisions. "
target: CPM Marketing Group, Inc.
CPM Marketing Group, Inc. is a growth and business development partner for healthcare organizations. It fuels hospital growth with smarter strategies in customer relationship management, physician relations, planning and forecasting, strategic marketing, and population health management.
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closed 10/7/2010 via BusinessWire

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired Health Grades, Inc.

synopsis: Affiliates of Vestar Capital Partners V, L.P. formed for the purpose of acquiring Health Grades, Inc., and HealthGrades announced the successful completion of the cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of common stock of HealthGrades at a purchase price of $8.20 per share in cash.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading global private equity firm. For 20 years, Vestar has been seeking out talented management teams and supporting their entrepreneurial dreams, allowing them to run their companies as owners, with an eye toward long-term value creation. "
target: Health Grades, Inc. (HGRD:$58.17)
HealthGrades is the leading independent healthcare ratings organization, providing quality ratings, profiles and cost information on the nation’s hospitals, physicians, nursing homes and prescription drugs.
price ($mm)[EV]
$250 [$226]
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$58
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$13
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closed 10/14/2008 via BusinessWire

Health Grades, Inc., acquired Adviware Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Health Grades, Inc., the leading healthcare ratings company, announces the acquisition of WrongDiagnosis.com, a highly trafficked health information and community Web site. WrongDiagnosis.com was owned by Adviware Pty. Ltd., a privately held company based in Australia.
buyer: Health Grades, Inc. (HGRD:$58.17)
Health Grades, Inc. is the leading healthcare ratings organization, providing ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and physicians. Millions of patients and many of the nation’s largest employers, health plans and hospitals rely on HealthGrades’ independent ratings and advisory services. "
target: Adviware Pty. Ltd.
Adviware Pty. Ltd owns and operats WrongDiagnosis.com,which includes symptoms, diagnosis and treatment information including a database of statistics and cross-referenced medical information, tools and community forums covering more than 11,000 conditions and treatments.
price ($mm)[EV]
$6.24 [$4.41]
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$2
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$1
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3.9x
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closed 1/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Health Grades, Inc., acquired Influence Health

synopsis: Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, announced it has acquired Influence Health, a company that provides the healthcare industry’s only integrated digital marketing and patient engagement platform.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Health Grades, Inc. (HGRD:$58.17)
Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. People use Healthgrades websites to search, compare and connect with hospitals and physicians. "
target parent: Sumeru Equity Partners
target: Influence Health
Influence Health provides the healthcare industry’s only integrated digital marketing and patient engagement platform. The Influence Health platform enables providers, employers and payers to positively influence consumer decision making and health behaviors well beyond the physical care setting.
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announced 11/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Vestar Capital Partners, will acquire Information Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Vestar Capital Partners, a private equity firm, will lead a new investment in Information Resources, Inc., a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights. Jeffrey Ansell, a Vestar Senior Advisor, will serve as Chairman of IRI. New Mountain and other existing investors are retaining a meaningful investment in IRI.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners (VCP) is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. VCP collaborates with management teams and private owners to build long- term enterprise value, with a focus on Consumer, Healthcare, and Business Services & Industrial Products."
target parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
target: Information Resources, Inc.
Information Resources, Inc. is a leading provider of big data, predictive analytics and forward-looking insights that help CPG companies, OTC health care organizations, retailers, financial services and media companies grow their businesses.
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closed 6/18/2018 via PR Newswire

Quest Analytics, L.L.C., acquired BetterDoctor, Inc.

synopsis: Quest Analytics, the leading provider of network access and adequacy services to health plans and insurance regulatory agencies, announced that it has acquired BetterDoctor, the nation's most accurate provider data management platform.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Quest Analytics, L.L.C.
Quest Analytics is the first comprehensive platform that enables health plans to optimize their member experience, while complying with federal and state regulations for network adequacy and accuracy. "
target: BetterDoctor, Inc.
BetterDoctor is an engine that powers the healthcare market with accurate provider data. BetterDoctor helps validate and deliver accurate provider data to health plans, health systems, and hundreds of other companies.
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closed 10/27/2017 via PR Newswire

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired Institutional Shareholder Services

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services Inc., a leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions to financial market participants, announced that Genstar Capital has completed the acquisition of ISS from Vestar Capital Partners, a leading U.S. middle-market private equity firm.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that has been actively investing in high quality companies for nearly 30 years. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
target parent: Vestar Capital Partners
target: Institutional Shareholder Services
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers.
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closed 8/22/2017 via BusinessWire

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired Quest Analytics, L.L.C.

synopsis: Vestar Capital Partners, a private equity firm, announced that it has acquired Quest Analytics, L.L.C. Quest Analytics is a leader in health plan provider network management software and services. Quest Analytics provides critically important software and cloud-based solutions for both health plans and the regulators who monitor their performance.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners (VCP) is a private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. VCP collaborates with management teams and private owners to build long- term enterprise value, with a focus on Consumer, Healthcare, and Business Services & Industrial Products."
target: Quest Analytics, L.L.C.
Quest Analytics is an independent solutions company, built without ownership ties to any health plan, providing commercial software development and consulting services for hundreds of health plans, consultants, and government agencies in the healthcare industry.
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closed 8/17/2016 via PE Hub

Institutional Shareholder Services, acquired iiWisdom, LLC

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), a leading provider of proxy advisory, corporate governance and responsible investment solutions to financial market participants, announced the acquisition of iiWisdom’s business of providing interactive governance solutions which build connectivity between public companies and institutional investors.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Institutional Shareholder Services
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers. "
target: iiWisdom, LLC
iiWisdom is a provider of interactive governance solutions. iiWisdom’s interactive governance platform transforms company proxy and governance data into sophisticated communications solutions.
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closed 10/21/2016 via BusinessWire

EQT, acquired Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations; Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition by private equity group EQT. Under the terms, Press Ganey shareholders will receive $40.50 in cash for each share of common stock.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$561.47)
EQT is a leading global private equity group with approximately EUR 29 billion in raised capital. EQT has portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership. "
target parent: Vestar Capital Partners
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Holdings is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,234 [$2,370]
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$344
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$105
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closed 7/11/2016 via PE Hub

Healthcare Services & Solutions LLC, acquired StayWell

synopsis: Healthcare Services & Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of Merck & Co, has acquired a majority stake in StayWell Company LLC. StayWell is a health engagement company that helps its clients engage and educate people to improve health and business results.
buyer parent: Merck & Co., Inc.
buyer: Healthcare Services & Solutions LLC
Healthcare Services & Solutions, LLC (HSS) offers services and solutions that help patients, providers, and payors around the world achieve improved health care outcomes more efficiently and at a lower cost, through cutting-edge illness prevention and wellness programs and care management offerings."
target parent: Vestar Capital Partners
target: StayWell
StayWell is a health engagement company that helps its clients engage and educate people to improve health and business results.
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closed 5/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Avatar Solutions

synopsis: Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. announced the acquisition of Avatar International Holding Company and its subsidiary Avatar International LLC, a patient experience and employee engagement company. The company’s survey research programs have helped organizations advance their missions by capturing and mobilizing the feedback of key stakeholders.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Holdings is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Avatar Solutions
Avatar Solutions’ survey research programs have helped organizations advance their missions by capturing and mobilizing the feedback of key stakeholders. Incorporating online data reporting technology and consultative support, their capabilities empower organizations to achieve lasting improvement.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/2/2015 via BusinessWire

ICON Plc, acquired MediMedia Pharma Solutions

synopsis: ICON plc, a global provider of drug development solutions and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries announced that it has completed the acquisition of MediMedia Pharma Solutions. MediaMedia Pharma Solutions is a combination of MediMedia Managed Markets and Complete HealthCare Communications.
buyer: ICON Plc (ICLR:$1,541.91)
ICON plc is a global provider of outsourced development services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries. The Company specialises in the strategic development, management and analysis of programs that support clinical development. "
target parent: Vestar Capital Partners
target: MediMedia Pharma Solutions
MediaMedia Pharma Solutions is a combination of MediMedia Managed Markets (MMM) and Complete HealthCare Communications (CHC). MMM is a strategic payer-validated market access solutions for the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries. CHC is a medical communication agency.
price ($mm)
$120
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Health Grades, Inc., acquired COCG

synopsis: Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, announced the acquisition of COCG, an integrated digital marketing firm. COCG works with service-based companies, medical practices and retailers to help them attract the right clients.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Health Grades, Inc. (HGRD:$58.17)
Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. People use Healthgrades websites to search, compare and connect with hospitals and physicians. "
target: COCG
COCG is an integrated digital marketing firm. Whether it's a web design, search engine marketing or a complete online marketing strategy and execution, they aim to deliver, on time and in budget while exceeding their customer's every expectation.
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closed 10/16/2014 via Company Press Release

Institutional Shareholder Services, acquired Incentive Lab

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community, announced the acquisition of the business of Incentive Lab, a data and analytics firm developing innovative solutions for addressing the increased complexity and unpredictability of executive compensation.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Institutional Shareholder Services
Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment (RI) solutions for asset owners, asset managers, hedge funds, and asset service providers. "
target: Incentive Lab
Incentive Lab is unique among providers of executive compensation data and analytics, offering detailed and comparable data on incentive awards, full details on performance metrics, goals, and structures, and a host of other data such as vesting schedules.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 6/10/2014 via PR Newswire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators

synopsis: Press Ganey, a leader in performance improvement, announced the acquisition of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI), the leading quality improvement and nurse engagement tool developed by the American Nurses Association.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey partners with more than 11,000 health care organizations to create and sustain high-performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. The company offers solutions to help clients operate efficiently, improve quality and optimize reimbursement. "
target parent: American Nurses Association
target: National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators
NDNQI® is the only national nursing quality measurement program that enables hospitals to compare measures of their nursing quality against national, regional and state norms for hospitals of the same type down to the unit level.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/30/2014 via BusinessWire

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired Institutional Shareholder Services

synopsis: Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. ("ISS"), a leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community, has been acquired by Vestar Capital Partners. ISS provides proxy research, voting services and corporate governance advisory services to financial institutions and corporations worldwide.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading U.S. middle market private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. Vestar invests and collaborates with incumbent management teams and private owners to build long-term enterprise value. "
target parent: MSCI Inc.
target: Institutional Shareholder Services
Institutional Shareholder Services ("ISS") is the world's leading provider of corporate governance and proxy voting solutions. ISS provides proxy research, voting services and corporate governance advisory services to financial institutions and corporations worldwide.
price ($mm)
$367
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/28/2014 via PR Newswire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Dynamic Clinical Systems

synopsis: Press Ganey, the leading patient experience improvement firm, announced the acquisition of Dynamic Clinical Systems, a patient-reported outcomes services and solutions provider. The acquisition expands Press Ganey's Patient Voice portfolio for health care organizations with the ability to collect, measure and analyze patient-reported data.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high-performing organizations. The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to help clients operate efficiently, improve quality, increase market share and optimize reimbursement. "
target: Dynamic Clinical Systems
Dynamic Clinical Systems is the health care industry's most comprehensive and technically advanced provider of patient-reported outcomes services and solutions, offering an survey system that makes self-reported patient survey data and evidence-based protocols accessible at the point of need.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/6/2014 via PR Newswire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired On The Spot Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Press Ganey, the leading patient experience improvement firm, announced the acquisition of On The Spot Systems®, a point-of-care survey technology firm that enables organizations to capture real-time patient feedback.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Recognized as a leader in performance improvement, Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. "
target: On The Spot Systems, Inc.
On The Spot Systems is a point-of-care survey technology firm that enables organizations to capture real-time patient feedback. The software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based solution allows provider organizations to customize surveys for targeted improvement efforts.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/2/2013 via Company Press Release

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Morehead Associates

synopsis: Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a recognized leader in health care performance improvement, announced that it acquired Morehead Associates, Inc., one of the industry’s foremost employee and physician engagement firms. The acquisition strengthens Press Ganey’s comprehensive suite of patient experience solutions and services.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Recognized as a leader in performance improvement, Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. "
target: Morehead Associates
Morehead Associates helps leaders make better decisions and drive performance. They partner with healthcare organizations to create an engaged workforce, prioritize systemic changes, and align employees and physicians with business strategies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/2/2011 via PR Newswire

CPM Marketing Group, Inc. will be merged with Health Grades, Inc.,

synopsis: HealthGrades, the leading provider of information to help consumers make an informed decision about a physician or hospital and CPM Marketing Group, the leading provider of customer relationship management solutions for hospitals announced a definitive agreement to merge the two companies.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Health Grades, Inc. (HGRD:$58.17)
HealthGrades is a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. More than 200 million consumers use the HealthGrades websites to research, select, and connect with a physician or hospital, and use its compehensive information to make informed decisions. "
target: CPM Marketing Group, Inc.
CPM Marketing Group, Inc. is a growth and business development partner for healthcare organizations. It fuels hospital growth with smarter strategies in customer relationship management, physician relations, planning and forecasting, strategic marketing, and population health management.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/20/2011 via Company Press Release

Vestar Capital Partners, Warburg Pincus, acquired International Asset Systems USA Limited

synopsis: Warburg Pincus and Vestar Capital Partners, two leading global privateequity firms, announced they acquired joint control of transportation industry technology firm IAS® (International Asset Systems). Pritzker family business interests will retain a significant equity stake in the company.
buyer: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Warburg Pincus LLC is a private equity and venture capital firm that typically invests in financial services; healthcare; media, information and communication technology, and telecommunications; energy; consumer and industrials; and real estate sectors. "
target: International Asset Systems USA Limited
International Asset Systems (IAS®) is the global leader in providing web-based applications serving the intermodal industry.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/10/2011 via BusinessWire

VCA Antech Inc., acquired Vetstreet

synopsis: VCA Antech, Inc., a leading animal healthcare company in the United States, and MediMedia USA, Inc., a leading innovative specialty healthcare communications, publishing and medical education company, announced that VCA Antech has completed the acquisition of MediMedia Animal Health, LLC (“Vetstreet”) from MediMedia USA.
buyer: VCA Antech Inc. (WOOF:$2,079.88)
VCA Antech, Inc. owns, operates and manages the largest networks of freestanding veterinary hospitals and veterinary-exclusive clinical laboratories in the country, and supplies diagnostic imaging equipment to the veterinary industry. "
target parent: Vestar Capital Partners
target: Vetstreet
Vetstreet is a provider of online communications, professional education and marketing solutions to the veterinary community. Vetstreet offers a highly differentiated suite of products and services, including VetInsite and Vetstreet Pro.
price ($mm)
$146
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2016 via Market Wire

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired iMDsoft

synopsis: Constellation Software Inc., announced its wholly-owned subsidiary N. Harris Computer Corporation has acquired all of the shares of I.M.D. Soft Limited a leading international clinical information systems software provider.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: N. Harris Computer Corporation
Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Health Care agencies throughout North America. Harris’ focus is on creating long-term relationships with its customers and ensuring that it meets the changing needs of its customers. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: iMDsoft
iMDsoft is a leading provider of proven clinical information systems worldwide. The Company’s products are designed to enhance quality of care for critically ill patients and improve financial performance for healthcare providers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/9/2012 via PR Newswire

MetrixLab, acquired MarketTools Inc.

synopsis: MetrixLab, a global provider of online consumer research services, announced that it has acquired MarketTools Research Solutions Inc., a leader in services and software for market research, from TPG Growth. MarketTools is known for pioneering some of the first research technologies on the Internet.
buyer: MetrixLab
MetrixLab is a fast-growing global provider of online consumer research services. Its solutions are employed by over half of the Top 100 Global Brands such as Microsoft, Philips, Google and Heineken. The company is headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: MarketTools Inc.
MarketTools is the leading provider of services and software for market research. Through the use of advanced respondent engagement techniques and comprehensive analytic tools, MarketTools helps clients innovate, optimize and execute programs that deliver high-value business impact.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG, acquired WEBfactory GmbH

synopsis: Fidura Private Equity Fonds has sold their majority stake in the software company WEBfactory GmbH in Buchen (Odenwald) successfully to Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG (TWL). WEBFactory provides standard software for the surveillance and control of machines and industrial systems and for the online analysis and assessment of production data.
buyer: Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG
Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG (TWL) is a local utility company based in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany. TWL has for over 100 years supplied the city of Ludwigshafen with electricity, gas, refrigeration, water and district heating. "
target parent: Fidura Private Equity Fonds
target: WEBfactory GmbH
WEBfactory GmbH, headquartered in Baden-Württemberg, Buchen, provides standard software for the surveillance and control of machines and industrial systems and for the online analysis and assessment of production data.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

synopsis: Capiton has entered into an agreement on the acquisition of a majority stake in Gemaco Group with the current majority shareholder Saffelberg Investments. Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry.
buyer: Capiton AG
Capiton is an owner-managed financial investor that invests in large SMEs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by means of MBOs and expansion financing. capiton's roots go back to the late 1970s. "
target parent: Saffelberg Investments
target: Gemaco N.V.
Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) customers. The Group has 13 locations worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$96
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/21/2016 via Company Press Release

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

synopsis: New Hope, a company that helps suppliers, manufacturers & retailers bring healthy, organic & natural products to life, has acquired the assets of Nutrition Capital Network (NCN), a company that holds four annual investor meetings which focus on investment and acquisition opportunities in branded products, ingredients and technology.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: New Hope Communications Inc.
New Hope Network is at the forefront of the healthy lifestyle products industry. With solutions for the complete supply chain from manufacturers, retailers/distributors and service providers, the network offers a robust portfolio of content, events, data, research and consultative services. "
target: Nutrition Capital Network
Nutrition Capital Network holds four annual investor meetings which focus on investment and acquisition opportunities in branded products, ingredients and technology. They facilitate financing for growing companies and introduce investors to the next generation of brands.
price ($mm)
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announced 5/3/2018 via PR Newswire

RMRM Holdings, Sound Point Capital Management, will acquire Relativity Media, LLC

synopsis: Relativity Media has agreed to sell all of its assets to UltraV Holdings LLC, a joint venture among funds managed by Sound Point Capital Management and RMRM Holdings. Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content.
buyer: RMRM Holdings
buyer: Sound Point Capital Management
UltraV Holdings LLC is a joint venture among funds managed by Sound Point Capital Management, a New York-based asset management firm with approximately $17 billion of assets under management, and RMRM Holdings, which is led by David Robbins, Lex Miron and Larry Robbins. "
target: Relativity Media, LLC
Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content. They are engaged in the production and distribution of movies, television, fashion, sports, digital and music.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, announced that it will acquire a majority stake in Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for preK-12th grade, from KKR.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

synopsis: Boubyan Petrochemicals, the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector, is to acquire majority stake in Educational Holding Group, the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. Boubyan Petrochemicals is looking to buy 32.8% stake and currently hold 21.12% stake.
buyer: Boubyan Petrochemical Company (KWSE:BPCC:$93.42)
Boubyan Petrochemical Company K.S.C., a Kuwaiti shareholding company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, is the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector. The company was established on February 12, 1995 "
target: Educational Holding Group (KWSE:EDU:$38.04)
Founded in 1982, Educational Holding Group was the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. The group has grown manifold with a portfolio that covers the entire educational life-cycle, ranging from K-12, tertiary education and vocational training and development.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/8/2005 via BusinessWire

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

synopsis: TradeMaven LLC and eLocal today jointly announced they have merged the two firms to form TradeMaven Group LLC (TMG). The merger is one of the most significant in the online trading industry, combining TradeMaven's leading technology for online trading with eLocal's exceptional retail and institutional execution and brokerage services.
buyer: TradeMaven Group LLC
TradeMaven was founded with the mission of providing high-performance and cost-effective trading software for experienced and new traders. TM is used by Futures, Forex & Bond Traders worldwide. "
target: eLocalAccess, LLC
eLOCAL was established and registered with the NFA and CFTC in July 2000 culminating in the merger of two large independent local clearing firms at the Chicago Board of Trade.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

synopsis: Wealthsimple Financial Inc., Canada's leading online investing service, announced it has acquired Canadian ShareOwner Investments Inc., the country's first automated investment manager.
buyer: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is Canada's leading online investment manager, making smart and simple investing accessible to all Canadians with low minimums and low fees. Their on-demand financial planning services and investment advice educate clients and keep their investments on track. "
target: ShareOwner
ShareOwner (Canadian ShareOwner Investments) has been providing independent investment education and low-cost investing services to retail investors since 1987.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

synopsis: Evercore announced that it has acquired the operating businesses of ISI International Strategy & Investment (“ISI”). ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
buyer: Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR:$1,004.73)
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions. "
target: ISI Group, Inc.
ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI strives to be the Street’s best investment research resource for their clients' money management performance. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
price ($mm)
$132
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2010 via BNC Analysis

FXCM Inc., acquired ODL Securities

synopsis: ODL Group Limited (“ODL”), a leading, independent forex, derivatives, equities and commodities broker, has been acquired by US-based FXCM Holdings LLC (“FXCM”), a leading global forex broker that caters to both retail and institutional markets.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
target: ODL Securities
ODL Securities Limited (ODLS) commenced trading early in 1995. Initially it specialised in derivatives and equities but recently has seen significant growth in foreign exchange, equity CFDs, Corporate and Government bond trading and other over-the-counter (OTC) products.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

VinaCapital Investment Management, acquired Smartly Pte Ltd

synopsis: VinaCapital, one of Vietnam’s leading investment management and real estate development firms, has acquired Smartly, a Singapore-based, financial technology company building a new-generation robo-advisor, providing a digital wealth management platform to retail investors.
buyer: VinaCapital Investment Management
Founded in 2003, VinaCapital is one of Vietnam’s leading investment management and real estate development firms, with a diversified portfolio of USD1.8 billion in assets under management. "
target: Smartly Pte Ltd
Smartly is a Singapore-based, financial technology company building a new-generation robo-advisor, providing a digital wealth management platform to retail investors.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV, acquired TradersOnly BV

synopsis: LYNX, a Dutch specialist in online investing, has acquired TradersOnly, the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
buyer: Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV
LYNX is a Dutch specialist in online investing. LYNX provides investors with access to more than 100 exchanges in 20 countries through its user-friendly trading platform. The company was founded in 2006 and has been active on the Dutch market since 2007. "
target: TradersOnly BV
TradersOnly is the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

MobiKwik, acquired Clearfunds

synopsis: MobiKwik, India's largest independent mobile payments network, has acquired Clearfunds, an online investment advisor that allows users to buy direct mutual funds from any Mutual Fund Company in India. Clearfunds' robo-advisory platform provides financial planning and investment recommendations via web and mobile to India’s mass affluent.
buyer: MobiKwik
MobiKwik is India's largest independent mobile payments network connecting 107 million users with more than 3 million direct merchants. MobiKwik allows users to load money into a digital wallet and make secure 1-tap payments for online or offline purchases. "
target: Clearfunds
Clearfunds is an online investment advisor that allows users to buy direct mutual funds from any Mutual Fund Company in India. Their robo-advisory platform provides financial planning and investment recommendations via web and mobile to India’s mass affluent.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Niyogin Fintech Ltd., acquired Moneyfront

synopsis: Niyogin, a non-banking finance company in India, has acquired a 50.1% stake in Moneyfront, an online robo-advisory and investment platform in India. Moneyfront helps its users invest in mutual funds and other fixed-income instruments. Users can manage their investments through a customizable portfolio management system and earn superior returns.
buyer: Niyogin Fintech Ltd. (BSE:538772:$2.40)
Founded in 1988, Niyogin is a non-banking finance company in India. The company helps small businesses with their financial needs, whether it is collateral free access to credit for working capital, financing small projects, expanding businesses or purchasing inventory. "
target: Moneyfront
Moneyfront is an online robo-advisory and investment platform in India. Moneyfront helps its users invest in mutual funds and other fixed-income instruments. Users can manage their investments through a completely customizable portfolio management system and earn superior returns.
price ($mm)
$1.67*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan, acquired Arab Finance Brokerage Company

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

The Competence Group B.V.

Qualizorg B.V.

Hendrik Information Systems, LLC

MobiHealthNews

NetLearning, Inc.

QxMD Software

NetDoktor.de GmbH

SonoWorld

Netdoktor Media A/S

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Influence Health

COCG

CPM Marketing Group, Inc.

Health Grades, Inc.

Adviware Pty. Ltd.

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Influence Health

Information Resources, Inc.

BetterDoctor, Inc.

Institutional Shareholder Services

Quest Analytics, L.L.C.

iiWisdom, LLC

Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

StayWell

Avatar Solutions

MediMedia Pharma Solutions

COCG

Incentive Lab

National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators

Institutional Shareholder Services

Dynamic Clinical Systems

On The Spot Systems, Inc.

Morehead Associates

CPM Marketing Group, Inc.

International Asset Systems USA Limited

Vetstreet

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iMDsoft

MarketTools Inc.

WEBfactory GmbH

Reimagine Holdings Group

Pioneers.io

TOMORRO\\\ LLC

Gemaco N.V.

Nutrition Capital Network

Relativity Media, LLC

Weld North Education

Educational Holding Group

eLocalAccess, LLC

ShareOwner

ISI Group, Inc.

ODL Securities

Smartly Pte Ltd

TradersOnly BV

Clearfunds

Moneyfront

Arab Finance Brokerage Company

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Matching Companies
Ticker: TSE:2413
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M3, Inc.
M3 Inc. represents the three Ms of Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis. Their company was founded with the goal of changing the world of medicine through making full use of the power of the Internet.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,110.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$306.07
EBIT ($mm)
$279.73
Net Income ($mm)
$191.17
Employees
6024
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Ticker: IMAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ingenious Media Active Capital
Ingenious Media Active Capital is a growth/development capital fund intended to generate capital gains for its shareholders from equity or equity-related investments in media companies. The firm is focused on managing its existing investments through to exit.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$0.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.84
EBIT ($mm)
($1.17)
Net Income ($mm)
$12.57
Employees
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Ticker: TSX:ONEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onex Corporation
Onex Corporation
Founded in 1984, Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. They acquire and build high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. They also invest in non-investment grade debt through credit funds and collateralized loan obligations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$12,803.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,628.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,045.00
Net Income ($mm)
$3,738.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: KKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, capital markets, credit strategies, and hedge funds. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,683.13
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,495.95
Employees
0
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Ticker: BX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,568.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,555.67
Employees
0
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,068.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,458.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,400.50
Net Income ($mm)
$379.10
Employees
0
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Ticker: RTOBF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ratos AB
Ratos AB
Ratos is a private equity company that invests in Nordic companies where their core expertise as a professional, active and responsible owner over time creates good value growth. Added value is created in connection with acquisition, development and divestment of these primarily unlisted companies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,530.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.89
EBIT ($mm)
$80.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SIVB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank helps innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. They provide a full range of financial services to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,387.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$824.79
Employees
2836
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Ticker: NYSE:APO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management, LLC and its subsidiaries is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit and real estate, with significant distressed expertise.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,816.74
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$489.91
Employees
0
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Ticker: TGOPF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3i Group Plc
3i Group Plc
3i Group plc is a multinational private equity and venture capital company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has offices in 13 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe and had total assets under management of £10.5 billion as at 31 March 2012.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,653.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,498.31
EBIT ($mm)
$1,494.66
Net Income ($mm)
$1,509.24
Employees
0
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments. They emphasize an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt, control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,315.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.51
EBIT ($mm)
$331.49
Net Income ($mm)
$224.77
Employees
0
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Ticker: SWX:PGHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 900 institutional investors worldwide. They have USD 66 billion in assets under management and more than 950 professionals across 19 offices worldwide.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,024.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$626.28
EBIT ($mm)
$620.16
Net Income ($mm)
$587.63
Employees
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Ticker: COWN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm that operates through two business segments: a broker dealer and an investment management division. Cowen Inc. focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to their clients in order to help them outperform.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$865.94
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$36.16
Employees
0
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Ticker: PSEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prospect Capital Corporation
Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company that operates as a closed-end, non-diversified investment company that lends to and invests in energy-related businesses.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$625.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$433.31
Net Income ($mm)
$292.38
Employees
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Ticker: EQT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EQT AB
EQT AB
EQT is a leading Swedish investment firm with more than EUR 61B in raised capital across 29 funds and around EUR 40B in assets under management. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19B and approximately 110,000 employees.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$561.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$218.00
EBIT ($mm)
$205.11
Net Income ($mm)
$183.41
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:FIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fimalac SA
Fimalac SA
Fimalac is a diversified holding company, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, founded and managed by Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière. Fimalac Group is engaged in private equity, digital media, live shows and hotels and recreation.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$392.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($13.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($54.12)
Net Income ($mm)
$68.47
Employees
2911
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