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closed 7/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Lake Capital, acquired ORC International

synopsis: Infogroup, the leading provider of targeted high-value sales and marketing data, market intelligence and innovative digital engagement solutions, announced that it has sold its global market research firm, ORC International, to Lake Capital Management, a Chicago-based private equity firm.
buyer: Lake Capital
Lake Capital is a private equity firm that focuses on investing selectively in a limited number of middle-market, service-based companies with the potential for growth. The company targets marketing services, Finance-related services, operational and infrastructure-related services and more. "
target parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
target: ORC International
ORC International is a global market research firm with offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific region. ORC International offers the unique ability to integrate primary research, secondary research, competitive intelligence and expert insight to address its client's strategic issues.
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closed 12/4/2006 via BusinessWire

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Opinion Research Corporation

synopsis: infoUSA the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales leads, today announced that the company has completed its previously announced acquisition of Opinion Research Corporation. Opinion Research shareholders approved the sale of the Company at a special meeting held today.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc. (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target: Opinion Research Corporation
Founded in 1938, Opinion Research Corporation provides commercial market research, health and demographic research for government agencies, information services and consulting.
price ($mm)
$134
rev ($mm)
$194
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
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0.7x
EV / EBITDA
9.6x
announced 6/20/2011 via PR Newswire

MSLGroup, will acquire Genedigi Group

synopsis: Publicis Groupe announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Genedigi Group, one of China's largest independent public relations and marketing communications agencies. Genedigi will be aligned with MSLGROUP, Publicis Groupe's flagship specialty communications, public relations and events network.
buyer parent: Publicis Groupe SA
buyer: MSLGroup
MSLGROUP is one of the world's top 5 PR and events networks. Its offices span 22 countries and cover virtually every discipline required for clients to engage creatively with their audiences. The group offers clients strategic advice, insight-guided thinking and big, compelling ideas. "
target: Genedigi Group
Founded in 1997, Genedigi Group employs 400 communications professionals across public relations, event marketing, digital marketing and an in-house market research center. Genedigi supports more than 50 clients across its offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.
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announced 2/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Marketshare, will acquire MarketingNPV LLC

synopsis: MarketShare, the marketing analytics industry leader, has agreed to acquire MarketingNPV, one of the best-known providers of innovative measurement solutions and tools. The combined entity will offer an unprecedented end-to-end solution to marketers in all industries.
buyer parent: Harris Interactive
buyer: Marketshare
MarketShare is an analytics company that enables businesses to grow efficiently by uncovering which actions really drive results. MarketShare has a track record of ground-breaking innovations in data, modeling and software and has worked with more than half of the Fortune 100 companies. "
target: MarketingNPV LLC
MarketingNPV is a highly specialized advisory firm that links marketing expenditures to financial value creation, providing continuous improvement in the effective and efficient allocation of marketing resources.
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announced 8/10/2010 via PR Newswire

YouGov plc, will acquire Harrison Group LLC

synopsis: Harrison Group LLC, a leading marketing and strategic research consulting firm headquartered in Waterbury, CT, announced that it has agreed to be acquired by YouGov plc, a global market leader in survey and market research, political polling, panel management, research operations and business consulting.
buyer: YouGov plc (AIM:YOU:$147.66)
YouGov is an international, full-service research company primarily using online panels to provide quantitative and qualitative research across a range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, public sector, technology and telecom and media. "
target: Harrison Group LLC
Harrison Group is one of the country's leading marketing and strategic research consulting firms. Harrison Group specializes in concept testing, forecasting, segmentation, branding, business consulting and market modeling.
price ($mm)
$6.00
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
14.3x
announced 12/15/2009 via Capital IQ

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire Research Now Plc

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc., the United States' largest online market research panel provider, announced that it has reached an agreement on the terms of a Recommended Acquisition of Research Now PLC, one of the research industry's leading international online fieldwork and panel firms.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. is the world's largest "by-invitation-only" online research panel provider, serving nearly 1,000 market research clients. With millions of participating panelists, the e-Rewards® Opinion Panels provide research firms with quality respondents. "
target: Research Now Plc
Research Now is one of the leading international online fieldwork and panel specialists to the global market research industry and some of the world's best known companies with offices in London, Paris, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Athens, New York, San Francisco, and elsewhere.
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closed 7/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Allegiance, Inc., acquired Inquisite, Inc.

synopsis: Allegiance, Inc., a leading provider of voice-of-the-customer (VOC) solutions that help companies capitalize on customer and employee engagement, announced that it has acquired Inquisite, an innovative provider of online survey software based in Austin, Texas.
buyer: Allegiance, Inc.
Allegiance, Inc. provides Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) solutions that help organizations drive growth and increase profitability through improved customer and employee loyalty and engagement. "
target: Inquisite, Inc.
Inquisite is an easy to use web survey software system that allows non-technical users the ability to easily manage their own web-based surveys.
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closed 10/8/2008 via

Greenfield Online, Inc. merged with Microsoft Corporation,

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc. announced that it entered into a merger agreement to be acquired by Microsoft Corporation, via a cash tender offer for $17.50 per share in a transaction valued at approximately $486 million.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. "
target: Greenfield Online, Inc.
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer.
price ($mm)[EV]
$461 [$396]
rev ($mm)
$138
EBITDA ($mm)
$26
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
16.0x
announced 8/28/2008 via PR Newswire

In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd., will acquire NCI Mobility LLP

synopsis: In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. announced that it will acquire NCI Mobility LLP of Chicago, IL. Both NCI and In-Touch provide mobile data capture and brand research programs to Fortune 5000 business-to-consumer companies in the United States.
buyer: In-Touch Survey Systems Ltd. (TSXV:INX:$13.75)
In-Touch provides integrated solutions for custom data capture and mobile marketing solutions for global enterprise customers. Our wide range of interactive data capture products includes the interactive marketing kiosk, mobile tablets and PDAs, web-based solution, and Interactive Voice Response. "
target: NCI Mobility LLP
NCI Mobility is the expert in event marketing technology. Our client-focused approach combines customized and branded consumer data capture and mobile marketing applications with interactive devices, such as touch-screen kiosks, ultra mobile PCs, and mobile phones.
price ($mm)
$0.08
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announced 1/9/2008 via Company Press Release

Yankelovich will be merged with Henley Centre HeadlightVision,

synopsis: Yankelovich Holdings, Inc. has signed a definitive merger agreement with WPP to merge with Henley Centre HeadlightVision, WPP's consumer trends and futures research and consultancy business and a unit of Kantar, WPP’s information, insight and consultancy division. The merger will become effective upon the satisfaction of certain conditions.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Henley Centre HeadlightVision
Henley Centre HeadlightVision is Europe’s leading consumer trends business. We provide intelligence, research and consultancy solutions to blue chip clients around the world. All of our work is informed by our proprietary global knowledge base of consumer trends and futures insights. "
target: Yankelovich
Yankelovich is a leading consumer market research and analytics company. The company has studied consumer attitudes, values and lifestyles for 50 years, creating cutting-edge expertise and the largest database of US consumer attitudes and trends.
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closed 8/3/2007 via BNC Analysis

IXI Corporation, acquired Cohorts

synopsis: IXI Corp. has acquired Cohorts, bringing together two of the leading customer-segmentation service providers.
buyer: IXI Corporation
For over 15 years, IXI has helped the nation's leading financial services and consumer marketing firms optimize marketing efforts, manage risk, identify growth markets, and enhance practice and performance management. "
target: Cohorts
Cohorts builds and provides customer marketing information networks for segmenting and targeting prospects based on wealth, income, spending capacity and share of wallet and help clients deliver the right product and message to the right customer.
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closed 4/10/2007 via BusinessWire

Lightspeed Research, acquired Foresight International, Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Research, an interactive data solutions provider to the marketing research industry based in Lake Zurich, Illinois. has completed the purchase of Foresight International, Inc., a global provider of innovative employee satisfaction solutions.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Lightspeed Research
Lightspeed Research, WPP Company, provides rapid, reliable market research solutions through global online panels. Through its network of proprietary panels and accredited panel partners, Lightspeed Research provides access to household members across 34 countries around the world. "
target: Foresight International, Inc.
Foresight International is a leader in the survey research and survey software industry. Foresight enjoys a worldwide reputation for quality, innovation, customer-focused professional service and leading-edge online software offerings at competitive price levels.
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closed 5/9/2007 via BusinessWire

WNS Global Services, acquired Marketics Technologies

synopsis: WNS (Holdings) Limited, a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing services, announced that it closed its acquisition of Marketics Technologies (India) Private Limited, a privately-owned leader in offshore analytics services on May 9, 2007.
buyer: WNS Global Services (WNS:$585.82)
WNS is a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing, or BPO, services. We provide comprehensive data, voice and analytical services that are underpinned by our expertise in our target industry sectors. "
target: Marketics Technologies
Marketics Technologies, a leader in marketing analytics, provides revenue-enhancing solutions that increase marketing effectiveness and return on marketing investment for the world's leading marketers. Analytics solutions cover the entire marketing continuum.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 5/9/2007 via BusinessWire

WNS Global Services, acquired Marketics Technologies

synopsis: WNS (Holdings) Limited, a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing services, announced that it closed its acquisition of Marketics Technologies (India) Private Limited, a privately-owned leader in offshore analytics services on May 9, 2007.
buyer: WNS Global Services (WNS:$585.82)
WNS is a leading provider of offshore business process outsourcing, or BPO, services. We provide comprehensive data, voice and analytical services that are underpinned by our expertise in our target industry sectors. "
target: Marketics Technologies
Marketics Technologies, a leader in marketing analytics, provides revenue-enhancing solutions that increase marketing effectiveness and return on marketing investment for the world's leading marketers. Analytics solutions cover the entire marketing continuum.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 12/22/2006 via

MarketingExperiments.com, acquired MarketingSherpa, Inc.

synopsis: MarketingExperiments.com, a research firm that conducts real-time marketing experiments, is acquiring MarketingSherpa, Inc., a research firm that publishes marketing case studies and benchmark data. The two research firms will function as separate but close partners.
buyer: MarketingExperiments.com
MarketingExperiments.com conducts real-time marketing campaign tests with research partners such as the New York Times, Reuters Group, and Encyclopedia Britannica. Research areas include e-commerce marketing, e-mail marketing, online advertising, search engine marketing, and subscription marketing. "
target: MarketingSherpa, Inc.
MarketingSherpa is a research firm publishing practical case studies and benchmark guides for marketing professionals. Topics covered include exclusive data and proven tactics in business-to-business marketing, e-commerce marketing, e-mail marketing, telemarketing, public relations.
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closed 6/19/2006 via BusinessWire

Austin Ventures, L.P., acquired Perseus Development Corporation

synopsis: Austin Ventures ("AV") today announced the acquisitions of Perseus Development Corporation, a leading provider of enterprise feedback management (EFM) solutions, and WebSurveyor, a leading provider of online survey tools for business professionals.
buyer: Austin Ventures, L.P.
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. "
target: Perseus Development Corporation
Perseus is leading the transition from web survey software to Enterprise Feedback Management (EFM) solutions that help organizations better understand their world.
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closed 5/23/2006 via Company Press Release

A Consortium of 6 buyers acquired VNU nv

synopsis: Valcon, the consortium of private equity firms that for months has been trying to buy Anglo-Dutch media giant VNU for $9.7 billion, last weekend declared victory. The consortium said shareholders representing nearly 79% of VNU’s stock have tendered their stake.
buyer: AlpInvest Partners N.V.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Co.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$1,913.85)
buyer: The Carlyle Group (CG:$1,544.30)
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$698.58)
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is an investment firm that makes a wide variety of private equity investments on behalf of itself and its investors. KKR has completed more than 100 transactions involving over $100 billion of total financing. KKR has offices in New York, Menlo Park and London. "
target: VNU nv (NLSN:$6,465.00)
The Nielsen Company is world’s leading provider of marketing information, audience measurement, and business media products and services. Nielsen provides clients with the most complete view of their consumers and their markets.
price ($mm)
$11,594
rev ($mm)
$4,479
EBITDA ($mm)
$835
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
13.9x
closed 11/23/2005 via BusinessWire

SRA Research, Inc., acquired On The Mark Research

synopsis: Barbara L. Allan, founder and CEO of SRA Research, Inc., today announced that the company has acquired On The Mark Research, which is based in Stuart, FL. Mark Sandler, President of On The Mark, has been named Vice President of Client Services for the combined company.
buyer: SRA Research, Inc.
SRA Research Group is a full-service market research firm representing clients in a wide variety of industries in North America, the Caribbean, and Latin America. "
target: On The Mark Research
OTM Research is more than just a marketing research company. We are your marketing partner, working with you every step of the way. It is our mission to provide our clients not only with the results of the research, but with an actionable marketing plan to help them succeed. We help our clients:
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closed 4/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Greenfield Online, Inc., acquired Ciao AG

synopsis: Greenfield Online, Inc, a leading provider of Internet survey solutions to marketing research and consulting companies, today announced it has completed the acquisition of Munich-based Ciao AG for aggregate consideration valued at approximately $154 million USD.
buyer: Greenfield Online, Inc. (SRVY:$0.00)
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer."
target: Ciao AG
Ciao GmbH is a global digital media and market research services company. The company's properties and services for consumers and businesses reside in two main areas: Comparison Shopping and Internet Survey Solutions
price ($mm)
$153
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
6.2x
EV / EBITDA
15.4x
closed 3/15/2005 via PR Newswire

Phoenix Marketing International, acquired Cultural Access Group

synopsis: Allen DeCotiis, Ph.D., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Phoenix Marketing International announced today the acquisition of Cultural Access Group, a preeminent market research firm possessing unmatched ethnic and cultural expertise about the new mainstream markets and the new American consumer.
buyer: Phoenix Marketing International
Phoenix Marketing International offers advanced advertising and brand measurement along with direct marketing expertise. Phoenix combines primary and syndicated marketing research expertise with database analytics and modeling proficiency. "
target: Cultural Access Group
It is the vision of Cultural Access Group that America’s increasingly diverse population necessitates responsive changes in the marketing practices of U.S. corporations. Demographic changes over the last 40 years have profoundly altered the ethnic and cultural complexion of the United States and co
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announced 7/30/2014 via Company Press Release

ORC International, will acquire The Engine Group Limited

synopsis: Engine Group announced its proposed acquisition by ORC International, a portfolio company of a new strategic investment partner, Lake Capital. The Engine Group Limited operates as an integrated marketing communications agency. It provides advertising and branding services to companies in the United Kingdom.
buyer parent: Lake Capital
buyer: ORC International
ORC International is a leading global market research firm uniquely able to integrate their people, methods, technology and insights to address their clients' strategic issues, challenges and opportunities. "
target: The Engine Group Limited
The Engine Group Limited operates as an integrated marketing communications agency. It provides advertising and branding services to companies in the United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$169
rev ($mm)
$166
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
7.8x
closed 1/8/2013 via PR Newswire

ORC International, acquired Marketing Research Services, Inc.

synopsis: Global market research firm, ORC International announced that it has acquired Marketing Research Services Inc. (MRSI), a privately-held Cincinnati-based research firm specializing in consumer research. MRSI brings an impressive roster of Fortune 500 clients to ORC International's portfolio of blue chip clients.
buyer parent: Lake Capital
buyer: ORC International
ORC International is a leading global market research firm uniquely able to integrate our people, methods, technology and insights to address our clients' strategic issues, challenges and opportunities. "
target parent: The MVL Group
target: Marketing Research Services, Inc.
Marketing Research Services, Inc. operates as a marketing research company that provides marketing research solutions for companies in North America. It offers various research services, such as consumer and product development research; online concept screening, testing, and marketing research.
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closed 7/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Lake Capital, acquired ORC International

synopsis: Infogroup, the leading provider of targeted high-value sales and marketing data, market intelligence and innovative digital engagement solutions, announced that it has sold its global market research firm, ORC International, to Lake Capital Management, a Chicago-based private equity firm.
buyer: Lake Capital
Lake Capital is a private equity firm that focuses on investing selectively in a limited number of middle-market, service-based companies with the potential for growth. The company targets marketing services, Finance-related services, operational and infrastructure-related services and more. "
target parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
target: ORC International
ORC International is a global market research firm with offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific region. ORC International offers the unique ability to integrate primary research, secondary research, competitive intelligence and expert insight to address its client's strategic issues.
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closed 10/18/2007 via BusinessWire

Opinion Research Corporation, acquired Northwest Research Group

synopsis: Opinion Research™, an infoUSA® Company announced the acquisition of Northwest Research Group (a full-service, custom market research and consulting firm). The firm is nationally recognized for its expertise in market research design, analytical proficiency, and its ability to translate research findings into actionable business decisions.
buyer parent: infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: Opinion Research Corporation
Founded in 1938, Opinion Research Corporation provides commercial market research, health and demographic research for government agencies, information services and consulting. "
target: Northwest Research Group
Northwest Research Group, Inc. is a full service national, marketing research and consulting firm with complete, on-premise capabilities to manage every aspect of a marketing research project - from research and questionnaire design through analysis, reporting, and strategic consulting.
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closed 7/5/2007 via BusinessWire

Opinion Research Corporation, acquired NWC Research

synopsis: Opinion Research, an infoUSA® Company announced the acquisition of NWC Research, an Asia Pacific research company based in Australia, with offices in Singapore and Malaysia. NWC Research will join Opinion Research’s market research group, expanding the company’s research presence in the Asia Pacific market.
buyer parent: infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: Opinion Research Corporation
Founded in 1938, Opinion Research Corporation provides commercial market research, health and demographic research for government agencies, information services and consulting. "
target: NWC Research
NWC Research contains some of the most experienced and innovative market research practitioners in Australia. All our senior management team have over 10 years experience in the market research industry and many have worked in both Australia and overseas, in particular Asia, Europe and the UK.
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closed 12/4/2006 via BusinessWire

infoUSA, Inc., acquired Opinion Research Corporation

synopsis: infoUSA the leading provider of proprietary business and consumer databases and sales leads, today announced that the company has completed its previously announced acquisition of Opinion Research Corporation. Opinion Research shareholders approved the sale of the Company at a special meeting held today.
buyer: infoUSA, Inc. (IUSA:$499.91)
Infogroup is the leading provider of data and interactive resources that enables targeted sales, effective marketing and insightful research solutions. "
target: Opinion Research Corporation
Founded in 1938, Opinion Research Corporation provides commercial market research, health and demographic research for government agencies, information services and consulting.
price ($mm)
$134
rev ($mm)
$194
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
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0.7x
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9.6x
announced 7/30/2014 via Company Press Release

ORC International, will acquire The Engine Group Limited

synopsis: Engine Group announced its proposed acquisition by ORC International, a portfolio company of a new strategic investment partner, Lake Capital. The Engine Group Limited operates as an integrated marketing communications agency. It provides advertising and branding services to companies in the United Kingdom.
buyer parent: Lake Capital
buyer: ORC International
ORC International is a leading global market research firm uniquely able to integrate their people, methods, technology and insights to address their clients' strategic issues, challenges and opportunities. "
target: The Engine Group Limited
The Engine Group Limited operates as an integrated marketing communications agency. It provides advertising and branding services to companies in the United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$169
rev ($mm)
$166
EBITDA ($mm)
$22
EV / rev
1.0x
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7.8x
announced 9/30/2013 via BusinessWire

Trilantic Capital Management LLC, will acquire Addison Group, LLC

synopsis: Trilantic Capital Partners, a global private equity firm, along with Addison management, will acquire Addison Group, a professional staffing firm, from Lake Capital Partners. Addison Group is a Chicago-based professional staffing services firm that has continually been recognized as a top performer within the staffing industry.
buyer: Trilantic Capital Management LLC
Trilantic Capital Management LLC is a private equity investment firm specializing in management buyouts, recapitalizations, growth equity, middle market investments, and corporate divestitures investments. The firm invests through equity and equity-linked securities transactions. "
target parent: Lake Capital
target: Addison Group, LLC
Addison Group is a specialized staffing firm that provides highly qualified personnel, on both a temporary project and permanent placement basis, primarily in the areas of finance and accounting, information technology and clerical services.
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closed 1/23/2013 via PR Newswire

Investcorp, acquired FishNet Security, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, a leading international alternative asset manager, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in FishNet Security, Inc., North America's leading dedicated information technology solutions security firm. FishNet's previous investor was Chicago-based Lake Capital.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$452.00)
Investcorp is a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp has three main business areas: corporate investment in the U.S., Europe and the Gulf, real estate investment in the U.S. and global hedge funds. "
target parent: Lake Capital
target: FishNet Security, Inc.
FishNet Security is the leading provider of information security solutions that combine technology, services, support and training. The company has enabled clients to manage risk, meet compliance requirements and reduce costs while maximizing security effectiveness and operational efficiency.
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closed 1/8/2013 via PR Newswire

ORC International, acquired Marketing Research Services, Inc.

synopsis: Global market research firm, ORC International announced that it has acquired Marketing Research Services Inc. (MRSI), a privately-held Cincinnati-based research firm specializing in consumer research. MRSI brings an impressive roster of Fortune 500 clients to ORC International's portfolio of blue chip clients.
buyer parent: Lake Capital
buyer: ORC International
ORC International is a leading global market research firm uniquely able to integrate our people, methods, technology and insights to address our clients' strategic issues, challenges and opportunities. "
target parent: The MVL Group
target: Marketing Research Services, Inc.
Marketing Research Services, Inc. operates as a marketing research company that provides marketing research solutions for companies in North America. It offers various research services, such as consumer and product development research; online concept screening, testing, and marketing research.
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closed 1/7/2013 via Market Wire

Matomy Media Group, acquired Mediawhiz

synopsis: Matomy Media Group announced the acquisition of MediaWhiz, an award-winning, full-service integrated digital media agency. MediaWhiz's practice areas include: affiliate marketing, search, social media, display advertising, email and data acquisition.
buyer: Matomy Media Group (LSE:MTMY:$68.34)
Working globally across web, social media and mobile platforms, Matomy Media Group offers brand and direct response advertisers as well as agencies a range of opportunities including a performance-based affiliate management platform and network, display and video advertising, search marketing, etc. "
target parent: Lake Capital
target: MediaWhiz
MediaWhiz provides media planning and buying services, search engine optimization, lead generation, and affiliate marketing services. The company's Coregistrations.com network of Web sites generate leads by inducing consumers to opt-in to receive marketing messages in exchange for free offers.
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$10
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$75
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announced 12/13/2012 via LBO Wire

Court Square Capital Partners, will acquire Vestcom International, Inc.

synopsis: Court Square Capital Partners has struck a deal to acquire Vestcom International Inc., a producer of shelf-edge price labels and ad signs for retailers, from private equity firms Lake Capital Partners and the Stephens Group for around $300 million.
buyer: Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused primarily on leveraged buyout transactions in the middle market. Court Square has successfully invested over $4.5 billion in over150 transactions since 1990 and has approximately $6 billion under management. "
target parent: Lake Capital
target: Vestcom International, Inc.
Vestcom is the leading provider of data-driven, shelf-edge communications and specialized marketing services for the retail industry – delivering proven results and influencing behavior at the point-of-decision for the nation’s top retailers and their supplier.
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closed 12/3/2012 via BusinessWire

Epsilon, acquired Hyper Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: Hyper Marketing Inc., an integrated performance marketing agency network and portfolio company of Lake Capital Partners II, has been acquired by Alliance Data Systems Corporation. Hyper Marketing is a global company and the largest independent marketing-services network in North America.
buyer parent: Alliance Data Systems, Inc.
buyer: Epsilon
Alliance Data Systems Corporation and its combined businesses is North America's largest and most comprehensive provider of transaction-based, data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions serving large, consumer-based industries. "
target parent: Lake Capital
target: Hyper Marketing, Inc.
Hyper Marketing is a global company and the largest independent marketing-services network in North America. The company has 1,100 employees in 23 offices, with expertise in digital, direct, data, promotions, shopper marketing, Hispanic, and media buying and planning.
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$452
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closed 2/27/2012 via BusinessWire

Addison Search, acquired Addison Group

synopsis: Addison Search, a leading provider of professional staffing services, announced the acquisition of Addison Group, an Oklahoma-based firm that connects information technology, financial, administrative and engineering professionals with talent-driven organizations.
buyer parent: Lake Capital
buyer: Addison Search
Addison Professional Search is a specialized staffing firm that provides highly qualified personnel, on both a temporary project and permanent placement basis, primarily in the areas of finance and accounting, information technology and clerical services. "
target: Addison Group
Addison Group specializes in placing information technology, financial, administrative and engineering professionals with talent-driven organizations. Since 2002, Addison Group has created career connections between success-driven individuals and top-notch employers.
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closed 12/20/2011 via Market Wire

FishNet Security, Inc., acquired Logic Trends Inc.

synopsis: FishNet Security has acquired Logic Trends Inc., a leading information security provider of identity and access management solutions. Logic Trends has established itself as the premier services provider of identity and access management solutions, and has been widely recognized for its rapid growth and industry expertise.
buyer parent: Lake Capital
buyer: FishNet Security, Inc.
FishNet Security provides information security solutions that combine technology, services, support and training. Since 1996, the company has enabled clients to manage risk, meet compliance requirements and reduce costs while maximizing security effectiveness and operational efficiency. "
target: Logic Trends Inc.
Logic Trends Inc. is the nation's leading advisory and professional services organization focused exclusively on identity and access management solutions. Logic Trends has developed proprietary tools and delivery methodologies that enable the company to effectively deliver solutions.
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closed 7/7/2011 via Company Press Release

Lake Capital, acquired ORC International

synopsis: Infogroup, the leading provider of targeted high-value sales and marketing data, market intelligence and innovative digital engagement solutions, announced that it has sold its global market research firm, ORC International, to Lake Capital Management, a Chicago-based private equity firm.
buyer: Lake Capital
Lake Capital is a private equity firm that focuses on investing selectively in a limited number of middle-market, service-based companies with the potential for growth. The company targets marketing services, Finance-related services, operational and infrastructure-related services and more. "
target parent: CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC
target: ORC International
ORC International is a global market research firm with offices across the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific region. ORC International offers the unique ability to integrate primary research, secondary research, competitive intelligence and expert insight to address its client's strategic issues.
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closed 1/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Lake Capital, acquired Viamedia

synopsis: Viamedia, a provider of outsourced local advertising sales services to video service operators, announced that it has partnered with and received a significant investment from Lake Capital, a private equity firm that invests exclusively in service-based companies.
buyer: Lake Capital
Lake Capital, with professionals in Chicago and London, partners with strong executives capable of managing larger, growth-oriented businesses focused on consolidation opportunities that are international in scope. "
target: Viamedia
Viamedia is the leading independent provider of DMA based Cable TV advertising sales and commercial delivery in the US. Viamedia is focused on providing television systems across the country with dependable, high quality representation of their advertising inventory.
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closed 10/27/2010 via PR Newswire

ITSolutions, LLC, purchased Information Technology Services Business from Netstar-1

synopsis: Interactive Technology Solutions has completed the acquisition of the Information Technology services business from NetStar-1 Holdings, LLC. ITSolutions will gain approximately 340 employees supporting the Military Health System and the Federal Aviation Administration as well as other federal government and commercial clients.
buyer parent: Snow Phipps Group, LLC
buyer: ITSolutions, LLC
ITSolutions is a privately held management and information technology consulting company and a recognized leader in the Health IT and Government IT services markets. The company provides lifecycle services solutions to Federal agencies, State and local governments, and commercial clients. "
seller parent: Lake Capital
seller: Netstar-1
NetStar-1 is a leading provider of management consulting services to U.S. federal government clients. NetStar-1's expertise spans multiple areas of consulting including program management, financial management, business transformation and portfolio management.
price ($mm)
$75
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closed 3/23/2009 via Market Wire

FishNet Security, Inc., acquired Acuity Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: FishNet Security is pleased to announce that it has acquired Acuity Solutions. This acquisition further enhances FishNet Security's position as the largest and most respected Information Security Solutions Provider in the U.S.
buyer parent: Lake Capital
buyer: FishNet Security, Inc.
Headquartered in Kansas City, MO with offices nationwide, FishNet Security, Inc. is a leading professional services company specializing in providing information security solutions to enterprise, small-and medium-size business clients, state, local, and federal governments. "
target: Acuity Solutions, Inc.
Acuity Solutions specializes in Information Security Solutions offering full-service security consulting and integration services, products, and solutions to address all aspects of your security needs.
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closed 2/10/2009 via BusinessWire

Haggin Marketing Inc., acquired SolutionSet

synopsis: Haggin Marketing, a leading multichannel direct marketing services agency, announced that it has acquired digital marketing agency SolutionSet. Based in Palo Alto, SolutionSet was recognized last year by Inc. Magazine as the number one fastest growing company in Silicon Valley and the 23rd fastest growing company in the nation.
buyer parent: Lake Capital
buyer: Haggin Marketing Inc.
Haggin Marketing is a multichannel direct marketing agency that delivers inspiring creative and measurable results for its clients. Haggin Marketing offers sophisticated data management and processing services through its business unit, I-Centrix. "
target: SolutionSet
SolutionSet is an interactive and digital marketing agency that combines user-centered creative and leading-edge technology to deliver the next new thinking in web development, digital marketing, and brand experience.
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closed 4/9/2008 via PR Newswire

Mediawhiz, acquired LeadROI, Inc.

synopsis: MediaWhiz, a leading results-driven online marketing company, announced the acquisition of LeadROI's Lead Management System, which enables advertisers to better manage, optimize, and monetize their lead generation campaigns.
buyer parent: Lake Capital
buyer: Mediawhiz
MediaWhiz provides media planning and buying services, search engine optimization, lead generation, and affiliate marketing services. The company's Coregistrations.com network of Web sites generate leads by inducing consumers to opt-in to receive marketing messages in exchange for free offers. "
target parent: Root Markets Inc.
target: LeadROI, Inc.
LeadROI, Inc. offers the mortgage industry a web-based lead and customer relationship management solution. The proprietary software streamlines new customer acquisition, improves productivity, maximizes sales conversion, and provides critical insight into production metrics.
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closed 3/17/2008 via BNC Analysis

Lake Capital, acquired FishNet Security, Inc.

synopsis: Lake Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm that manages more than $1.3 billion, has bought a controlling interest in FishNet Security Inc., a Kansas City-based information technology security solutions provider. FishNet Security provides information security solutions that combine technology, services, support and training.
buyer: Lake Capital
Lake Capital is a private equity firm that focuses on investing selectively in a limited number of middle-market, service-based companies with the potential for growth. Lake Capital are currently investors in a variety of business services sectors and are actively exploring additional opportunities."
target: FishNet Security, Inc.
FishNet Security is the leading provider of information security solutions that combine technology, services, support and training. The company has enabled clients to manage risk, meet compliance requirements and reduce costs while maximizing security effectiveness and operational efficiency.
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closed 10/24/2007 via BusinessWire

Haggin Marketing Inc., acquired Get Members

synopsis: Haggin Marketing, Inc., a leading multi-channel direct marketing agency,announced that it has acquired Coupons, Inc., doing business as Getmembers.com, to enhance its consumer direct marketing capabilities.
buyer parent: Lake Capital
buyer: Haggin Marketing Inc.
Haggin Marketing is a multichannel direct marketing agency that delivers inspiring creative and measurable results for its clients. Haggin Marketing offers sophisticated data management and processing services through its business unit, I-Centrix. "
target: Get Members
Getmembers is a fast growing direct mail agency specializing in targeted mailings that drive sales to businesses throughout the US. The Company has grown into a leading turn-key direct marketing company, primarily for the owners of franchise business locations in the health and fitness industry.
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closed 5/31/2007 via Company Press Release

Nautic Partners, LLC, acquired Respond2 Communications Inc

synopsis: Nautic Partners, LLC, a private equity firm with more than $2.3 billion of capital under management, has acquired Respond2 Communications, Inc., in partnership with Respond2 management. Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Respond2 is the largest independently owned full-service direct response advertising agency in the United States.
buyer: Nautic Partners, LLC
Nautic Partners is a middle-market private equity firm with over $1.8 billion of equity capital under management. We have completed more than 100 investments and delivered successful results to our limited partners over three decades. "
target parent: Lake Capital
target: Respond2 Communications Inc
Respond2 Communications, Inc. is the largest independently owned full-service direct response television agency. Respond2 Communications offers clients unparalleled service, support and technology.
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closed 4/20/2007 via Company Press Release

Lake Capital, The Stephens Group, LLC, acquired Vestcom International, Inc.

synopsis: Vestcom International Inc., the leading provider of data-driven, shelf-edge marketing solutions to major retailers and brand manufacturers in the grocery, drug, and mass merchandizing industries, today announced it has reached an agreement under which The Stephens Group, LLC and Lake Capital will purchase a majority interest in Vestcom.
buyer: Lake Capital
buyer: The Stephens Group, LLC
Lake Capital, with professionals in Chicago and London, partners with strong executives capable of managing larger, growth-oriented businesses focused on consolidation opportunities that are international in scope. "
target parent: Cornerstone Equity Investors, LLC
target: Vestcom International, Inc.
Vestcom is the leading provider of data-driven, shelf-edge communications and specialized marketing services for the retail industry – delivering proven results and influencing behavior at the point-of-decision for the nation’s top retailers and their supplier.
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closed 3/21/2007 via BusinessWire

Lake Capital, acquired Netstar-1

synopsis: NetStar-1, Inc., an information technology solutions provider to government and commercial clients,has partnered with and received a significant investment from Lake Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm that invests in services companies. NetStar-1 will use the capital and strategic resources provided by Lake Capital to continue to grow.
buyer: Lake Capital
Lake Capital, with professionals in Chicago and London, partners with strong executives capable of managing larger, growth-oriented businesses focused on consolidation opportunities that are international in scope. "
target: Netstar-1
NetStar-1, Inc. is a leading professional services company specializing in providing IT solutions to government and commercial clients. The company provides consulting, design and implementation services in network infrastructure, applications development, security, and server/storage technologies.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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announced 5/15/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

synopsis: Nordnet Bank AB has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Finnish company eQ, from Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank hf. eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57 000 customer and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
buyer: Nordnet Bank AB
The Nordnet Group provides user-friendly and cost efficient services to private investors and companies within share trading, mutual fund investments and pension savings plans. The holding company, Nordnet AB (plc), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. "
target parent: Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank, hf.
target: eQ Corporation
eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57,000 customers and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$34
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EV / rev
1.5x
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announced 5/21/2009 via BusinessWire

PFGBEST, will acquire Alaron Futures & Options

synopsis: PFGBEST announced that it is purchasing the customer assets of Alaron. It will be formed into a new division called ATD, a division of PFGBEST. Both companies have been leaders in the futures industry for 20 years, through the evolution of online trading that helped level the playing field for retail futures market participants.
buyer: PFGBEST
PFGBEST is the second-largest non-clearing U.S. Futures Commission Merchant, with customers, affiliates and brokerage offices in more than 80 countries. It offers a range of trading and investor products and services for retail investors as well as for commercial and institutional clients. "
target: Alaron Futures & Options
Alaron, founded in 1989 in Chicago, provides electronic and pit-based futures trading and asset management services to institutions and retail clients on five continents. Alaron built upon its core business by integrating global trading systems and analysis techniques used by professional traders.
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closed 1/15/2008 via PR Newswire

Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC, acquired Integrity Trading Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Financial, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Integrity Trading Inc., a Direct Market Access broker/dealer that provides execution and clearing services to retail and institutional customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC
Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC is a Direct Market Access trading and trading technology development business. Formerly E*TRADE Professional Trading, LLC, the firm was acquired by the current management team in a management buyout from E*TRADE Financial in 2006. "
target: Integrity Trading Inc.
Integrity Trading International is a broker dealer registered in the United States offering clearing and execution to U.S. and foreign banks, broker dealers and individuals interested in accessing the U.S. market and reselling our services in foreign countries.
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closed 4/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

SoFi, acquired 8 Securities Limited

synopsis: Consumer financial services platform SoFi has acquired 8 Securities, a Hong Kong-based investing app. Targeted to personal investors, 8 Securities will rebrand to SoFi Hong Kong and will begin launching services in other markets in addition to Hong Kong. 8 Securities was the first mobile-only investment service and robo-advisor to launch in Asia.
buyer: SoFi
SoFi is a values-driven company on a mission to help members get their money right. They create modern financial products and services that help people borrow, save, spend, invest, and protect their money better, so that they can achieve financial independence and realize their ambitions. "
target: 8 Securities Limited
Hong Kong-based 8 Securities is a cloud-based brokerage platform that provides simple, transparent, and affordable mobile investing solutions. The company allows users to trade over 15,000 US and Hong Kong stocks and exchange traded funds as much as they like free of commission.
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announced 1/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Guardian Capital Group, will acquire ModernAdvisor

synopsis: Guardian Capital Group Limited, a Canadian diversified financial services company, will acquire Modern Advisor Canada Inc., a leading Canadian digital advisor platform. ModernAdvisor is a fintech start-up that helps investors to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
buyer: Guardian Capital Group (TSX:GCG.A:$136.06)
Guardian Capital is a Canadian diversified financial services company operating in Asset Management and Financial Advisory. Guardian provides investment management services, financial advisory services, retail distribution of mutual funds, insurance, and general corporate services. "
target: ModernAdvisor
Vancouver-based ModernAdvisor is a digital investment management company. ModernAdvisor uses technology to help advisors bring Canadians intelligent investing options, allowing them to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
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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.
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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
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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
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Ticker: AIM:YOU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
YouGov plc
YouGov plc
YouGov is an international, full-service research company primarily using online panels to provide quantitative and qualitative research across a range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, public sector, technology and telecom and media.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$147.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$21.42
EBIT ($mm)
$16.02
Net Income ($mm)
$10.34
Employees
816
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Ticker: TSE:3905
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Datasection Inc.
Datasection Inc.
Datasection Inc. is a Japanese company that provides marketing research, data provision and processing, and image analysis services. They offer analysis tools and research services for social media to help businesses mitigate social media risks such as rumors and accelerate their marketing.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.63
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
$0.06
Employees
66
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Ticker: TSXV:INX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight Inc.
Intouch Insight offers a complete portfolio of customer experience management (CEM) products and services that help global brands delight their customers, strengthen brand reputation and improve financial performance.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$13.75
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: DB:IFS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infas Holding AG
Infas Holding Aktiengesellschaft is a German holding company engaged in the advertising and marketing sectors. The Company divides its activities into the two business segments: Marketing and Social Research, and Photographic news agency.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$34.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.36
EBIT ($mm)
$4.12
Net Income ($mm)
$2.62
Employees
168
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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: 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
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,913.85
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$501.89
Employees
0
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,544.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.20
EBIT ($mm)
$293.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,537.25
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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: 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)
$1,081.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$857.00
EBIT ($mm)
$822.00
Net Income ($mm)
$4,277.00
Employees
0
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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: 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
2020
rev ($mm)
$698.58
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$15.21
Employees
0
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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)
$670.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$215.55
EBIT ($mm)
$199.55
Net Income ($mm)
$178.52
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: 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
2020
rev ($mm)
$403.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.93
EBIT ($mm)
$253.21
Net Income ($mm)
$265.62
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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Ticker: GIMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gimv
Gimv
Gimv is a European investment company with over three decades of experience in private equity and venture capital. Gimv currently manages around EUR 1.8 billion (including co-investment partnerships) of investments in about 50 portfolio companies.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$244.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$205.78
EBIT ($mm)
$204.62
Net Income ($mm)
$119.37
Employees
0
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Ticker: MAIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation is a principal investment firm that provides long-term debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies and debt capital to middle market companies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$238.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$205.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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