Like GL Education Group

closed 3/19/2012 via Company Press Release

Investcorp, acquired GL Education Group

synopsis: Investcorp, the alternative investments specialist, announced that it has acquired GL Education Group, formerly Granada Learning Group, the leading UK provider of non-regulated pupil and school assessment solutions for primary and secondary schools, from Veronis Suhler Stevenson.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Investcorp is a global investment group with offices in London, New York and Bahrain. The firm has five lines of business: private equity investment, global hedge fund, technology investment, real estate investment, and Gulf growth capital. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: GL Education Group
Based in London, GL Education Group, formerly Granada Learning, provides assessment products and services used by teachers to measure students' core abilities and to take decisions about their learning paths. The company comprises two business units: GL Assessment and GL Performance.
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announced 5/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire GL Education Group

synopsis: Investcorp has announced that it has agreed to the sale of GL Education to private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. The company’s integrated suite of assessments is used to measure children’s ability, track their progress in key subjects, and diagnose underlying factors affecting learning.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP") is a private investment firm that has managed approximately $7.5 billion of institutional capital since its inception. LLCP invests in middle market companies located in the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: GL Education Group
GL Education is a leading provider of educational assessments globally. The company’s integrated suite of assessments is used to measure children’s ability, track their progress in key subjects, and diagnose underlying factors affecting learning.
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closed 6/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Touchstone Applied Science Associates, acquired Questar Educational Systems

synopsis: Touchstone Applied Science Associates, Inc. announced today it has acquired the larger, privately-held Questar Educational Systems, Inc. of Apple Valley, MN in a cash and stock transaction initially valued at $20 million with the opportunity to reach $32.5 million based on performance milestones.
buyer parent: Camden Partners Holdings, LLC
buyer: Touchstone Applied Science Associates (OTCPK:QUSA:$38.69)
Questar Educational Systems, Inc. provides educational assessment programs for the educational assessment industry in the United States. It provides solutions to the state and local education agencies and their testing programs. "
target: Questar Educational Systems
Questar Educational Systems was incorporated in 2000 to meet the growing demand for quality products and services and the timely delivery of those products and services to support statewide educational assessment programs.
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closed 3/31/2017 via PR Newswire

ST Unitas Co. Ltd., acquired The Princeton Review

synopsis: Match Group announced that it has completed its previously announced sale of all of its Non-dating business, which operates under the umbrella of The Princeton Review, to ST Unitas, a global education technology company. The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company.
buyer: ST Unitas Co. Ltd.
ST Unitas started in 2010 as an EduTech company with only 4 employees. ST Unitas provides effective learning contents and programs to assist preparation for university entrance exams or job searching to achieve people’s goals quicker. "
target parent: IAC
target: The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. It helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors.
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Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, acquired Princeton Review Higher Education Readiness

synopsis: In May 2012, Charlesbank purchased The Princeton Review with significant coinvestment from the management team. The Princeton Review is a leading provider of test preparation courses and materials for prospective undergraduate and graduate students.
buyer: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity investment firm managing more than $2 billion of capital. Charlesbank focuses on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings, typically investing $50 million to $150 million per transaction. "
target parent: Princeton Review Inc.
target: Princeton Review Higher Education Readiness
The Princeton Review Higher Education Readiness Division is a division of The Princeton Review, Inc. The Division has a leading share of test preparation books in the US and is known for its in-person and online test preparation courses, delivered through a network of over 5,000 teachers and tutors.
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closed 12/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Transom Capital Group, acquired Scantron Corporation

synopsis: Transom Capital Group, an operations-focused middle-market private equity firm, has acquired Scantron Corporation, a global technology and services driven company whose experts provide comprehensive assessment and technology solutions. Scantron is a widely recognized brand world-wide with a history in delivering quality, accuracy, and reliability.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
target parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
target: Scantron Corporation
Scantron Corporation is a global, diversified company that empowers growth through intelligent, mission-critical assessment, technology, and data capture solutions for business, education, certification, and government clients around the world.
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announced 6/30/2015 via PR Newswire

Data Recognition Corporation, will acquire CTB/McGraw-Hill

synopsis: Data Recognition Corporation (DRC), a leading provider of educational assessment services, announced it has agreed to acquire key assets of the CTB assessment business of McGraw-Hill Education. CTB/McGraw-Hill is a leader in testing with recognized products for online interim and formative, adult, and language proficiency assessment.
buyer: Data Recognition Corporation
Data Recognition Corporation provides full-service educational testing and assessment programs, large-scale survey research and data collection, and comprehensive digital and mailing document solutions. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: CTB/McGraw-Hill
CTB/McGraw-Hill has over an 85-year record of excellence in assessment, and serves more than 18 million students in all 50 states and 49 countries. CTB/McGraw-Hill is a leader in testing with recognized products for online interim and formative, adult, and language proficiency assessment.
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announced 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

Alpine Investors, LP, will purchase Riverside Clinical and Standardized Testing from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

synopsis: Alpine Investors, a software and services focused private equity firm, is to acquire the Riverside Clinical and Standardized Testing Portfolio of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This portfolio includes, among others, the well-regarded brands Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT), Iowa Assessments, Woodcock Johnson, and Battelle Developmental Inventory (BDI).
buyer: Alpine Investors, LP
Alpine Investors is a software and services focused private equity firm that differentiates itself through its PeopleFirst strategy. It’s PeopleFirst strategy includes a CEO-in-Residence (CIR) program, where Alpine partners with CEOs first and places them into companies as part of the transaction. "
seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
The acquisition includes the Riverside Clinical and Standardized Testing Portfolio of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This portfolio includes, among others, the well-regarded brands Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT), Iowa Assessments, Woodcock Johnson, and Battelle Developmental Inventory (BDI).
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$140
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closed 2/28/2018 via BusinessWire

Asteria Education, Inc., acquired ECS Learning Systems, Inc.

synopsis: ECS Learning Systems, a leading integrated test prep company in Texas, announced Asteria Education, Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of ECS Learning Systems, Inc. ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®.
buyer: Asteria Education, Inc.
The mission of Asteria Education, Inc. is to provide affordable high quality learning solutions to help all students achieve academic success. Asteria was created in 2017 and is actively pursuing acquisition opportunities in the education space. "
target: ECS Learning Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®. From the beginning, their company mission has been to create quality, innovative K-12 resources that make teaching easier.
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closed 10/18/2010 via BusinessWire

Triumph Learning, acquired Educational Tools, Inc.

synopsis: Triumph Learning, the market leader in state-specific, standards-focused education material that supports student instruction, said that it has acquired Educational Tools, Inc., the developer of the industry leading iCORE digital curriculum product for state-aligned and Common Core standards instruction.
buyer parent: Haights Cross Communications, LLC
buyer: Triumph Learning
Triumph Learning, a subsidiary of Haights Cross Communications, is the market leader in state-specific, standards-focused education material that supports student instruction. The company’s mission is to assist teachers in their goal to raise student achievement. "
target: Educational Tools, Inc.
Educational Tools, Inc. is the creator and developer of iCORE, an industry leading digital curriculum tool for K-12 teachers nationwide. iCORE provides individualized instruction that is fully aligned to state specific standards for math, science, reading and social studies.
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closed 5/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Link-Systems International, acquired ComFit Learning

synopsis: Link-Systems International, Inc., a market leader in integrated, technology-based solutions for educators, announced that, through its wholly owned subsidiary CF Learning, LLC, it has completed its acquisition of the Comfit™ online learning business from Comfit, LLC, a Connecticut-based education company.
buyer: Link-Systems International
Link-Systems International, Inc. (LSI) is a market-leading software company that helps academic institutions create effective digital solutions for teaching and learning. LSI has created several unique and powerful software platforms that facilitate the sharing of content over the Internet. "
target: ComFit Learning
ComFit Learning is an Internet-based education company that develops technology-supported instructional resources specifically designed to help educators reverse the increasingly worrisome trend of declining retention and graduation rates.
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closed 10/6/2011 via Capital IQ

Cambium Learning Group, Inc., acquired Class.com, Inc.

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, announced that the Company has purchased the assets of Class.com, an industry-leading provider of online learning solutions.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group is the leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations. The company operates three core divisions: Voyager, Sopris, and Cambium Learning Technologies. "
target: Class.com, Inc.
Class.com equips educators with the tools to help every student succeed by providing schools and organizations with high-quality, research-based, online learning solutions that cater to the needs of 21st-century learners.
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closed 4/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Telegraph Media Group, acquired Gojimo

synopsis: The Telegraph Media Group (TMG), the publisher of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph newspapers, has acquired exam preparation and revision app Gojimo in a move to reach out to and further engage a younger audience. Available on iOS, Android and the web, Gojimo claims to be the UK’s number one exam preparation app.
buyer: Telegraph Media Group
Telegraph Media Group (TMG) is a multi-media news publisher of the world-renowned, agenda-setting content found in its titles: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Telegraph website and The Telegraph weekly world edition. "
target: Gojimo
Gojimo is the leading test prep app for students in the UK and US. Students can access textbooks, study guides, and quizzes from the world's lead educational publishers on their mobile device or tablet.
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closed 3/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Aksia Group SGR, acquired Alpha Test Srl

synopsis: Independent private equity firm Aksìa Group has acquired 70 per cent of Alpha Test, a Milan-based professional education company, specialising in books and courses for preparation for university admission tests.
buyer: Aksia Group SGR
Aksìa Group SGR S.p.A. is an asset management company specialized in private equity investments in mature and healthy companies. "
target: Alpha Test Srl
Alpha Test is a Milan-based professional education company, specialising in books and courses for preparation at university admission tests.
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closed 3/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Embibe, acquired 100 Marks

synopsis: Leading education portal to prepare for competitive entrance tests Embibe.com announced the take-over of 100Marks, a student guidance platform for Indian Institute of Information Technology Joint Entrance Examination and All India Engineering Entrance Examination.
buyer: Embibe
Embibe.com is the flagship brand of Mumbai based company - Individual Learning Pvt Ltd., an education analytics consumer tech start-up. Embibe is a leading education portal to prepare for competitive entrance tests in India. "
target: 100 Marks
100Marks is aiming to be one stop shop for education material online. 100Marks is a place where users can get access to free customized study plans and free preparation material for Indian Institute of Information Technology Joint Entrance Examination and All India Engineering Entrance Examination.
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closed 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired myIGDIs

synopsis: Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, has acquired myIGDIs (Early Learning Labs), a provider of early childhood assessment and school-readiness screening tools. myIGDIs helps early childhood educators identify children at-risk of poor learning outcomes early and monitor development goals often.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target: myIGDIs
myIGDIs (Early Learning Labs) is a provider of early childhood assessment and school-readiness screening tools. myIGDIs offers assessments for literacy and numeracy. myIGDIs helps early childhood educators identify children at-risk of poor learning outcomes early and monitor development goals often.
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closed 5/15/2018 via Company Press Release

Summit Partners, acquired Teaching Strategies, Inc.

synopsis: L Squared Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it has closed on the sale of Teaching Strategies to Summit Partners. Teaching Strategies is the leading provider of early childhood educational resources, including curriculum and web-based assessment products.
buyer: Summit Partners
Summit Partners is a global alternative investment firm investing into growth equity, fixed income and public equity opportunities. Summit invests in growth sectors of the global economy and has invested in more than 460 companies in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth industries."
target parent: L Squared Capital Partners
target: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies is the leading provider of early childhood educational resources, including curriculum and web-based assessment products. Teaching Strategies provides an essential product to the early childhood education sector helping millions of young children develop.
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closed 6/28/2012 via Reuters

Malmberg, acquired Bureau ICE

synopsis: Educational publisher Malmberg, part of Sanoma Learning has acquired and closed the acquisition of the testing and examination company Bureau ICE. Bureau ICE produces tests and exams for secondary and vocational education in the Netherlands. The acquisition is in line with Sanoma's strategy to focus on learning.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Malmberg
Malmberg is a leading educational publisher in the Netherlands and was founded in 1885. Malmberg publishes mixed media learning systems and educational tools for primary, secondary and vocational schools in the Dutch market. "
target: Bureau ICE
Bureau ICE is a testing and examination company. Bureau ICE produces tests and exams for secondary and vocational education in the Netherlands.
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closed 9/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, acquired Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

synopsis: Kaplan Test Prep, a premier provider of educational and career services, announced it has acquired the test prep, study aid and foreign language assets of Barron’s Educational Series, a leading book publisher. As part of the transaction, Kaplan will also acquire the Barron’s brand name.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
Kaplan Test Prep is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. "
target: Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
Founded in 1941, Barron's Educational Series soon became known as America's Leader in Test Preparation, and is renowned for its SAT, ACT, and AP test prep books, its Regents manuals, and its Profiles of American Colleges.
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closed 2/11/2016 via PR Web

Certica Solutions, acquired Academic Benchmarks

synopsis: Certica Solutions, provider of K-12 education content and data management solutions, announced that it has acquired Academic Benchmarks, the market-leading data service for K-12 academic standards. The Academic Benchmarks offering includes data and data relationships for more than 3.5 million local, state and international standards.
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica Solutions provides education technology platform, content and data solutions which enable K-12 educators and administrators to improve instructional and organizational performance. Certica partners with a diverse network of education technology companies, publishers and assessment providers."
target: Academic Benchmarks
Academic Benchmarks is a provider of academic standards and learning resource metadata to the leading content publishers, assessment providers, education technologies, and learning platforms for K-12 education. They have built an portfolio of industry clients and valuable intellectual property.
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

GL Education Group, acquired Boardworks Ltd.

synopsis: Boardworks, a provider of digital curriculum content and the creator of the highly successful formative assessment platform, Doddle, will now form part of GL Assessment, the UK’s largest provider of formative assessments for schools. Boardworks was founded by David Blake and Julie Kilcoyne and it launched its formative assessment platform, Doddle.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: GL Education Group
GL Assessment (known internationally as GL Education) is the leading provider of benchmarking, formative and diagnostic assessments to UK schools and has a growing presence in British, bilingual and international schools in over 100 countries worldwide. "
target: Boardworks Ltd.
Boardworks has been selling digital curriculum content into the UK market since the year 2000 and now has products in 85% of UK secondary schools. In 2011, Boardworks launched a range of products in the US, and this has grown rapidly into a profitable business based in New York.
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announced 5/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire GL Education Group

synopsis: Investcorp has announced that it has agreed to the sale of GL Education to private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. The company’s integrated suite of assessments is used to measure children’s ability, track their progress in key subjects, and diagnose underlying factors affecting learning.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP") is a private investment firm that has managed approximately $7.5 billion of institutional capital since its inception. LLCP invests in middle market companies located in the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: GL Education Group
GL Education is a leading provider of educational assessments globally. The company’s integrated suite of assessments is used to measure children’s ability, track their progress in key subjects, and diagnose underlying factors affecting learning.
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closed 8/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

GL Education Group, acquired The Test Factory LLC

synopsis: GL Education Group has acquired The Test Factory in County Durham which supplies assessment technology for clients including Nestle and Google. Their Online Assessment Platform is rich in functionality and features whilst flexible by design to build customised solutions with limited time and investment.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: GL Education Group
Based in London, GL Education Group, formerly Granada Learning, provides assessment products and services used by teachers to measure students' core abilities and to take decisions about their learning paths. The company comprises two business units: GL Assessment and GL Performance. "
target: The Test Factory LLC
The Test Factory delivers customised and published online assessment solutions, tailored to a client’s exact need. Their Online Assessment Platform is rich in functionality and features whilst flexible by design to build customised solutions with limited time and investment.
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closed 3/19/2012 via Company Press Release

Investcorp, acquired GL Education Group

synopsis: Investcorp, the alternative investments specialist, announced that it has acquired GL Education Group, formerly Granada Learning Group, the leading UK provider of non-regulated pupil and school assessment solutions for primary and secondary schools, from Veronis Suhler Stevenson.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Investcorp is a global investment group with offices in London, New York and Bahrain. The firm has five lines of business: private equity investment, global hedge fund, technology investment, real estate investment, and Gulf growth capital. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: GL Education Group
Based in London, GL Education Group, formerly Granada Learning, provides assessment products and services used by teachers to measure students' core abilities and to take decisions about their learning paths. The company comprises two business units: GL Assessment and GL Performance.
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closed 9/4/2006 via BNC Analysis

Huveaux plc, acquired Letts Educational Limited

synopsis: Granada Learning has announced the sale of its market-leading revision publishing divisions, Letts Educational Limited and Leckie & Leckie Limited, to Huveaux PLC, the publishing and media group.
buyer: Huveaux plc (GB:DODS.GB:$26.72)
Huveaux was formed with the objective of building a substantial, high-quality publishing and media group. It is now twenty fold the size when it first listed on AIM. The Group consists of the Political, Learning and Healthcare Divisions, each of which has strong brands and market-leading positions. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Letts Educational Limited
Letts and Lonsdale publish accessible and manageable revision guides and other revision resources for pupils preparing for tests and exams.
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closed 4/6/2006 via BNC Analysis

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, acquired Granada Learning Ltd.

synopsis: US-based private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson is expected to appoint David Smith, the former chief executive of Taylor and Francis, as the new head of Granada Learning, after acquiring the company from broadcaster ITV for £35m.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target parent: itv plc
target: Granada Learning Ltd.
Granada Learning is the UK's leading educational multimedia company, publishing innovative, curriculum-based resources for the UK and abroad. It currently supplies more than ninety-five per cent of schools in the UK and exports to more than thirty countries internationally.
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announced 9/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Investcorp, will acquire Vivaticket

synopsis: Bahrain-based Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investment products, will acquire Vivaticket (Ticket Holding S.à.r.l.), a leading global provider of integrated ticketing software solutions to the leisure and entertainment, sport, culture, and tradeshow industries headquartered in Italy.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Bahrain-based Investcorp is a global manager of alternative investments. It has embarked on a growth strategy with continued focus on generating value through a disciplined investment approach in four lines of business: private equity, real estate, absolute return investments and credit management. "
target: Vivaticket (BIT:BEST:$53.60)
Italy-based Vivaticket is a leading global provider of integrated ticketing software solutions to the leisure and entertainment, sport, culture, and tradeshow industries. Vivaticket’s software solutions address the full customer experience, from ticket purchasing to on-site activities.
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Ageras A/S, acquired Billy ApS

synopsis: Billy, a Danish company that offers user-friendly accounting software for entrepreneurs, craftsmen and freelancers, has been acquired by Danish Ageras, which operates Europe's largest platform to match accountants and lawyers with companies.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Ageras A/S
Headquartered in Denmark, Ageras aims to improve transparency within the financial sector and to make it easier for clients to choose the right financial specialist. Their network includes thousands of skilled partners, who are always ready and willing to provide clients with a quote. "
target: Billy ApS
Headquartered in Denmark, Billy offers user-friendly accounting software for entrepreneurs, craftsmen and freelancers. The SaaS company offers an own-developed software platform allowing integration to over 75 essential transaction, salary and web shop specific business applications.
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Investcorp, acquired Contentserv

synopsis: Investcorp, a Bahrain-based global manager of investments with a focus on four businesses: private equity, real estate, absolute return investments and credit management, has acquired Contentserv, a provider of Product Information Management software, which empowers retailers and brands to make their product experiences engaging and valuable .
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Bahrain-based Investcorp is a global manager of alternative investments. It has embarked on a growth strategy with continued focus on generating value through a disciplined investment approach in four lines of business: private equity, real estate, absolute return investments and credit management. "
target: Contentserv
Headquartered in Germany, Contentserv is driven by the desire to keep customers one step ahead of the competition. Their pioneering software empowers retailers and brands to make their product experiences increasingly engaging and valuable, year after year.
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Orange S.A., acquired SecureLink Group NV

synopsis: Orange has completed the acquisition of Netherlands-based SecureLink from Investcorp. SecureLink is one of the largest independent cybersecurity services providers in Europe, with on-the-ground presences in Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, the UK, Germany, Denmark and Norway.
buyer: Orange S.A. (ENXTPA:ORA:$46,380.86)
Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with sales of 41 billion euros in 2018. Orange is also a leading provider of global IT and telecommunication services to multinational companies, under the brand Orange Business Services. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: SecureLink Group NV
SecureLink is Europe’s premier, award-winning, cybersecurity company. From 15 offices in 8 countries, SecureLink builds a safe, connected world. More than 700 experts and thought leaders are dedicated to delivering unrivalled information security value for over 1300 customers.
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closed 3/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

The UC Group, acquired Solidinfo.SE

synopsis: The UC Group, part of Asiakastieto Group, has acquired the business and assets of Solidinfo.SE from the Solid Media Group. Solidinfo.SE is a company search engine with in-depth information about all Swedish companies.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: The UC Group
Since 1977, the UC Group has been helping millions of customers make decisions by providing refined business and credit information in digital and innovative services. Their customers are made up of companies, private individuals and the public sector. "
target parent: Solid Media Group
target: Solidinfo.SE
Solidinfo.SE is a company search engine with in-depth information about all Swedish companies. At Solidinfo.SE users can see contact information such as address information, telephone numbers, fax and e-mail.
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Investcorp, acquired Revature

synopsis: Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investment products announced its acquisition of a controlling stake in Revature, a leading technology talent development company. Revature offers no-cost coding immersion programs that are the first in the industry to address the growing technology skills gap.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Investcorp is a world-leading manager of alternative investments for select individuals and institutions. Founded in 1982 in Bahrain, they've built a global reputation for superior performance, innovation and client service. Investcorp has earned distinction through reliability and transparency. "
target: Revature
Revature offers no-cost coding immersion programs that are the first in the industry to address the growing technology skills gap. Revature’s unique model provides turn-key talent acquisition services for its Fortune 500 and consulting clients.
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Investcorp, will acquire Cambio Healthcare Systems AB

synopsis: Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investment products, will acquire a majority interest in Cambio Healthcare System AB from Valedo Partners. Cambio operates in the Electronic Health Records (“EHR") market, offering software solutions for acute, primary, social and person-centred care.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Headquartered in Bahrain, Investcorp is a leading manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp focuses on generating investor and shareholder value in four lines of business: corporate investment, real estate, alternative investment solutions, and credit management. "
target parent: Valedo
target: Cambio Healthcare Systems AB
Cambio operates in the Electronic Health Records (“EHR") market, offering software solutions for acute, primary, social and person-centred care. Cambio promotes a holistic view on health and social care and offers an EHR agnostic solution for clinical decision support applicable.
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closed 1/30/2019 via PR Newswire

Investcorp, acquired Health Plus Management Services

synopsis: Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investment products, announced its acquisition of Health Plus Management, LLC, a provider of business management and operations services for independent physician practices in the physical medicine and rehabilitation market.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Headquartered in Bahrain, Investcorp is a leading manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp focuses on generating investor and shareholder value in four lines of business: corporate investment, real estate, alternative investment solutions, and credit management. "
target: Health Plus Management Services
Health Plus provides independent physician practices with business development, marketing and back-office support, enabling its clients to start up and/or grow their private practice beyond what might otherwise be feasible while maximizing clinical service and patient care.
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closed 1/9/2019 via PE Hub

Investcorp, acquired Ubisense Group Plc

synopsis: Investcorp Technology Partners, a leading European lower middle market technology investor, has acquired Ubisense, a provider of location intelligence solutions. Ubisense's SmartSpace is a modular software platform that manages real-time location and identification data from multiple sources.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Headquartered in Bahrain, Investcorp is a leading manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp focuses on generating investor and shareholder value in four lines of business: corporate investment, real estate, alternative investment solutions, and credit management. "
target: Ubisense Group Plc (GB:UBI.GB:$39.44)
Ubisense provides location intelligence solutions that enable organizations to optimize their business processes and gain clarity to complex operations. Ubisense's SmartSpace is a modular software platform that manages real-time location and identification data from multiple sources.
price ($mm)
$45
rev ($mm)
$14
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EV / rev
3.2x
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closed 9/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Investcorp, acquired Softgarden

synopsis: Investcorp, a leading European lower middle market technology investor, announces that it has acquired Berlin-based Softgarden, a fast-growing Human Resources (HR) software provider. Softgarden has an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) recruitment technology SaaS platform that covers the entire digital corporate recruitment process.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Headquartered in Bahrain, Investcorp is a leading manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp focuses on generating investor and shareholder value in four lines of business: corporate investment, real estate, alternative investment solutions, and credit management. "
target: Softgarden
Based in Germany, Softgarden offers their Applicant Tracking System (ATS) recruitment technology SaaS platform. ATS covers the entire digital corporate recruitment process, enables companies to streamline and manage their recruitment process in an automated and data-privacy compliant manner.
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closed 8/1/2018 via PR Newswire

Spring Education Group, acquired Nobel Learning Communities

synopsis: Spring Education Group, a leading PreK-12 private school operator in the United States, has acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. from Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investments. Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. operates a network of over 190 private schools across 19 states in the United States.
buyer parent: Primavera Capital Group
buyer: Spring Education Group
Spring Education Group is a leading PreK-12 private school operator in the United States. Spring Education Group operates 227 schools under 28 brands across 18 states. The company is a portfolio company of Primavera Capital Group, a leading Asia-based investment firm. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Nobel Learning Communities (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. operates a network of over 190 private schools across 19 states in the United States. The company also operates Laurel Springs School, an accredited private online school, offering challenging programs for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
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closed 7/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Investcorp, acquired Impero

synopsis: Investcorp, a leading manager of alternative investment products, has acquired Impero, a provider of online student safety, classroom and school network management software. Impero's flagship product, Impero Education Pro, gives teachers visibility of students’ computers, allowing them to monitor performance and block inappropriate web use.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Investcorp is a leading manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp focuses on generating investor and shareholder value through a disciplined investment approach in four lines of business: corporate investment, real estate, alternative investment solutions, and credit management. "
target parent: Connection Capital LLP
target: Impero
Impero offers ICT and networking solutions for schools, colleges and universities in almost 40 countries. Its core software product, Impero Education Pro, gives teachers real-time visibility of students’ computers, allowing them to monitor performance and block inappropriate web use.
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$36
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closed 7/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Zeta Global, acquired Boomtrain

synopsis: Zeta Global, the data-driven marketing technology innovator whose SaaS-based marketing cloud helps leading brands acquire, retain and grow customer relationships, announced that it has acquired Boomtrain, a machine learning driven marketing technology platform that uses AI to drive personalized messaging across all digital touchpoints.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Zeta Global
Zeta is a data-driven marketing technology innovator whose SaaS-based marketing cloud and professional services help 500+ Fortune 1000 and Middle Market brands acquire, retain and grow customer relationships through actionable data, advanced analytics and machine learning. "
target: Boomtrain
Boomtrain is the only scalable marketing platform with artificial intelligence at its core, enabling brands to better understand and communicate with their customers.
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closed 6/5/2017 via PR Newswire

Aurora Capital Group, acquired Randall-Reilly, LLC

synopsis: Aurora Capital acquired Randall-Reilly, the leading provider of B2B data and data-driven marketing services, media and events for the trucking, construction, agriculture and additional industrial markets. Founded as a print media business, Randall-Reilly has evolved and emerged as the leader in data-as-a-service and data-driven marketing solutions.
buyer: Aurora Capital Group
Aurora Capital Partners is a leading Los Angeles-based private equity firm. Aurora focuses principally on control investments in middle-market companies with leading market positions, stable industry dynamics, attractive business model characteristics and actionable opportunities for growth. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Randall-Reilly, LLC
Randall-Reilly is the leading B2B data provider in the industrial markets they service, including trucking, construction, agriculture, and select other markets. Clients utilize Randall-Reilly's data and media platforms to generate sales, marketing, and recruiting insights and measurable outcomes.
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closed 3/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Investcorp, acquired Ageras A/S

synopsis: Bahrain-headquartered private equity firm Investcorp has acquired a majority stake in Danish professional services marketplace Ageras from the company's founders. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Ageras is an online marketplace for SMEs to requisition professional services such as accountants and lawyers.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Investcorp is a world-leading manager of alternative investments for select individuals and institutions. Founded in 1982, they’ve built a global reputation for superior performance, innovation and client service. "
target: Ageras A/S
Headquartered in Copenhagen, Ageras is an online marketplace for SMEs to requisition professional services such as accountants and lawyers. With a staff of 44, the company operates in Germany, the Netherlands and the Scandinavian countries.
price ($mm)
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$4
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closed 1/12/2017 via Company Press Release

GL Education Group, acquired Boardworks Ltd.

synopsis: Boardworks, a provider of digital curriculum content and the creator of the highly successful formative assessment platform, Doddle, will now form part of GL Assessment, the UK’s largest provider of formative assessments for schools. Boardworks was founded by David Blake and Julie Kilcoyne and it launched its formative assessment platform, Doddle.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: GL Education Group
GL Assessment (known internationally as GL Education) is the leading provider of benchmarking, formative and diagnostic assessments to UK schools and has a growing presence in British, bilingual and international schools in over 100 countries worldwide. "
target: Boardworks Ltd.
Boardworks has been selling digital curriculum content into the UK market since the year 2000 and now has products in 85% of UK secondary schools. In 2011, Boardworks launched a range of products in the US, and this has grown rapidly into a profitable business based in New York.
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announced 8/30/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Suomen Asiakastieto Oy, will acquire Intellia Oy

synopsis: Business risk and information provider, Asiakastieto Group has signed an agreement to aquire the entire capital stock of Intellia Oy from Ilves Solutions Oy and the private shareholders of the company. Intellia offers services suitable for consumer marketing, which have previously not been included in Asiakastieto's service range.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Suomen Asiakastieto Oy (HLSE:ATG1V:$52.04)
Asiakastieto Group is one of the leading Finnish providers of business and consumer information services. The Group's products and services are primarily used for risk management, finance and administration, decision-making and sales and marketing purposes. "
target: Intellia Oy
Intellia provides high quality, diverse customer information to sales, marketing and customer risk management. In addition, they produce high quality leads and update customer records in order. The efficient utilization of customer information, they offer the market easy to use, online tools.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 8/17/2016 via Company Press Release

SecureLink Group NV, acquired Nebulas Solutions Group Limited

synopsis: Investcorp announced that it has, together with its portfolio company SecureLink Group NV, acquired the United Kingdom’s largest independent cybersecurity service provider, Nebulas Solutions Ltd. Nebulas provides a broad range of IT security products and services including managed security services and cyber threat intelligence.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: SecureLink Group NV
SecureLink is a leading integrator, specialising in networking, security, storage, server and virtualisation solutions. SecureLink’s mission is to offer its clients best-of-breed Infrastructure & Security solutions, from the design phase, right through to implementation and support. "
target: Nebulas Solutions Group Limited
Nebulas is the UK’s largest independent cyber security specialist. They provide the technical advice, service and support to help protect and maintain the security of one of a company’s most valuable asset – its information.
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closed 9/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Zeta Interactive Corporation, acquired Acxiom Impact

synopsis: Zeta Interactive, the data-driven marketing technology pioneer whose SaaS-based marketing cloud helps brands acquire, retain and grow customer relationships, announced that it has acquired Acxiom's award-winning email services unit, Acxiom Impact. Acxiom Impact enable brands and agencies to connect with people across channels.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Zeta Interactive Corporation
Zeta Interactive is a data-driven marketing technology pioneer whose SaaS-based marketing cloud helps 500+ Fortune 1000 and Middle Market brands acquire, retain and grow customer relationships through actionable data, advanced analytics and machine learning. "
target parent: Acxiom Corporation
target: Acxiom Impact (ACXM:$867.99)
With a focus on the consumer experience and marketing optimization, Acxiom Impact delivers billions of highly targeted emails per year, manage thousands of terabytes of data for their clients, and provide big brands with the confidence, scale and accountability needed to win in fast-moving markets.
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$22
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closed 6/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

SecureLink Group NV, acquired Coresec Systems

synopsis: SecureLink, a leading cybersecurity infrastructure and managed services provider, has acquired Coresec Systems, a market leader delivering cyber security and networking solutions.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: SecureLink Group NV
Founded in 2003, SecureLink is a leading cybersecurity infrastructure and managed services provider, offering integrated security solutions for corporates and institutions in the upper mid-market. "
target: Coresec Systems
Coresec was established in 2003 and is a market leader delivering cyber security and networking solutions. Coresec Systems is based in Malmö, Sweden.
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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 1/31/2017 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.
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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 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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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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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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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 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 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.
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$55
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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$1.67*
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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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Investcorp
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Apollo Investment Corporation
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EBITDA ($mm)
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