Like Boomerang Plus plc

announced 7/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Lloyds TSB Development Capital, will acquire Boomerang Plus plc

synopsis: Lorraine Heggessey, the former controller of BBC1 and head of TalkbackThames, has led a buyout of indie production group Boomerang Plus, which is to be relaunched as Boom Pictures. The deal is backed by private equity firm LDC.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: Lloyds TSB Development Capital
LDC (Lloyds TSB Development Capital) is the private equity arm of the Lloyds Banking Group and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Since 1981 LDC has completed over 400 investments and has ongoing interests in over 70 businesses across the UK. "
target: Boomerang Plus plc
Boomerang+ creates entertainment, factual, sport, music, drama and children's programmes for television, radio and the web.
price ($mm)[EV]
$11 [$6]
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
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0.1x
EV / EBITDA
1.9x
closed 11/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wheelhouse Group LLC, acquired Campfire Film & Television LLC

synopsis: Wheelhouse Group, a multi-vertical entertainment and media platform, has acquired a majority stake in Campfire, a film and television production company. Campfire produces scripted and nonfiction content across all genres and mediums. Their projects include multiple Netflix Original Films, including 1922, 6 Balloons, The Package, Special, and more.
buyer: Wheelhouse Group LLC
WHEELHOUSE produces premium content that opens new marketing opportunities to businesses and brands. WHEELHOUSE was assembled brick by brick for storytellers, influential talent, top tier strategists and powerful cultural catalysts to inspire and harness the collective power of collaboration. "
target: Campfire Film & Television LLC
Campfire is a film and television production company. Campfire produces scripted and nonfiction content across all genres and mediums. Their projects include multiple Netflix Original Films, including 1922, 6 Balloons, The Package, The Innocent Man, Special, and more.
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closed 10/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Endeavor Content, acquired Glassman Media

synopsis: Endeavor Content, a division of Endeavor that specializes in scripted television and feature film financing, development, and sales, has acquired Glassman Media, an independent Los Angeles-based international television production company. Glassman Media specializes in producing non-scripted shows.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Endeavor Content
Endeavor Content specializes in scripted television and feature film financing, development, and sales. Endeavor Content has financed, packaged or sold more than 100 premium shows and films. In the non-scripted space, they create original content and help their clients bring their projects to life. "
target: Glassman Media
Glassman Media is an independent Los Angeles-based international television production company. Glassman Media specializes in producing non-scripted shows. They produce shows in the network primetime dating, competition, self-improvement, and game formats.
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closed 9/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Victory Records

synopsis: Growing indie powerhouse Concord Music has acquired Victory Records, the Chicago-based punk and emo label founded by Tony Brummel in 1989. As part of the deal, Concord has also acquired Brummel's Another Victory Publishing catalog.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Victory Records
Victory Records is the Chicago-based punk and emo label founded by Tony Brummel in 1989. It also operates a music publishing company called "Another Victory, Inc." and is the distributor of several smaller independent record labels. It has featured many prominent post-hardcore and metalcore artists.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.4x
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, acquired BLACKFIN

synopsis: Entertainment One (eOne), a global independent studio that specialises in the production, distribution and sales of entertainment content, has acquired BLACKFIN, a leading producer of premium, nonfiction long-form TV content. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of productions include Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, and more.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television and music production and sales, family programming, and more. "
target: BLACKFIN
BLACKFIN is a leading producer of premium, nonfiction long-form TV content. BLACKFIN's diverse slate of productions include Finding Escobar’s Millions, I Am Homicide, Homicide City, Primal Instinct, and Bad Henry. Their productions reach audiences on Discovery, History, Netflix, and other networks.
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closed 9/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Boat Rocker Media, acquired Platform One Media

synopsis: Boat Rocker Media, a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium media content for all platforms, acquired Platform One Media, a television production studio that has developed a world-class slate of projects, including the recently greenlit untitled science fiction series from Simon Kinberg and David Weil for Apple.
buyer: Boat Rocker Media
Boat Rocker Media is a global entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes premium media content for all platforms and develops brands and IP for worldwide monetization. "
target: Platform One Media
Platform One Media is a television production studio. Platform One has developed a world-class slate of projects, including the recently greenlit untitled science fiction series from Simon Kinberg and David Weil for Apple, and straight-to-series Rust for Showtime.
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Koch Media, acquired KSM GmbH

synopsis: Independent film and home entertainment distributor Koch Films, part of Koch Media Group, has acquired Germany-based KSM GmbH. KSM is involved in the production, distribution and marketing of international film and TV productions. Their anime division, KSM Anime, is among the top three anime publishers in Germany.
buyer parent: THQ Nordic AB
buyer: Koch Media
Austria-based Koch Media is a leading, independent producer and marketer of digital entertainment products and accessories. Its business areas include distribution of media products, including movies, video games and software products, and games publishing under the Deep Silver label. "
target: KSM GmbH
Founded in 2002 and based in Germany, KSM GmbH has been involved in the production, distribution and marketing of international film and TV productions. Their anime division, KSM Anime, is among the top three anime publishers in Germany.
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announced 8/23/2019 via BusinessWire

Hasbro, Inc., will acquire Entertainment One Ltd

synopsis: Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Entertainment One, a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.
buyer: Hasbro, Inc. (HAS:$4,681.38)
Hasbro is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands. "
target: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,420 [$4,001]
rev ($mm)
$1,144
EBITDA ($mm)
$136
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
30.7x
closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

ITV Studios Limited, acquired Armoza Formats

synopsis: ITV Studios, the UK's biggest television production company, has acquired Armoza Formats, an Israeli content development and distribution company dedicated to television. Armoza Formats has over 100 formats in their catalogue and productions across the globe. Their shows span across all genres, including reality, game shows, comedy, and more.
buyer parent: ITV plc
buyer: ITV Studios Limited
ITV Studios is the UK's biggest production company with sales & distribution, consumer products and production on a global scale. ITV Studios has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years. They work closely with content partners, licensees and brand owners to produce superb content. "
target: Armoza Formats
Armoza Formats is an Israeli content development and distribution company dedicated to television and new-media formats. Armoza Formats has over 100 formats in their catalogue and productions across the globe. Their shows span across all genres, including reality, game shows, comedy, and more.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

CBS Corporation, acquired PatMa Productions, LLC

synopsis: CBS has acquired an ownership stake in PatMa Productions, an independent producer that is led by Nina Tassler, and film and television producer Denise Di Novi and is devoted to amplifying diverse voices. CBS’ various media outlets will get a first look at new PatMa programming being developed for broadcast and premium markets.
buyer: CBS Corporation (CBS:$15,263.00)
CBS Corporation is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content. "
target: PatMa Productions, LLC
PatMa Productions is an indie film studio founded by former CBS Entertainment chairman Nina Tassler and veteran producer Denise De Novi. PatMa is developing “American Martyrs” a limited series for Showtime based on Joyce Carol Oates’ 2017 novel, “A Book of American Martyrs.”
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

myCANAL, acquired ROK Advertising

synopsis: French television company myCANAL (Canal+) has acquired the ROK film studio from IROKO. ROK Studios is a leading African film and television studio and production house, based in Lagos, Nigeria. Actress and producer Mary Njoku — IROKOtv CEO Jason Njoku’s wife — founded ROK studios and will stay on as director general under the Canal+ acquisition.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: myCANAL
myCANAL (Canal+) is the leading provider of premium channels and thematic in France. They are the leader in premium-content and themed networks. They are also the leading pay-TV company, and platform in multi-channel bundling and distribution of pay-TV offerings in France. "
target parent: IROKO
target: ROK Advertising
ROK Studios is a leading African film and television studio and production house, based in Lagos, Nigeria. ROK Studios is an awesome and dynamic African production studio focused on creating and producing original high quality African Film and TV series.
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announced 7/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Daisybeck Studios Ltd.

synopsis: Entertainment One, an independent UK studio, will acquire Daisybeck Studios, an independent television company producing quality factual, factual entertainment, and event programming. Daisybeck has created hundreds of hours of programming, making the company the largest truly independent production company in Yorkshire.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is a UK-based independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution, and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television, music, family programming, digital content, and live entertainment."
target: Daisybeck Studios Ltd.
Daisybeck Studios is a UK-based multi-award winning independent production company specialising in Factual, Factual Entertainment and Event Programming. Daisybeck is the fastest growing true indie in Yorkshire and in the last year has made more than 60 hours of network TV in the UK.
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closed 7/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

NEWEN, acquired Reel One Entertainment

synopsis: Newen, the French leader in audiovisual production and distribution, with a strong international presence, has acquired a majority stake in Reel One, a Canadian company that develops, finances, produces and distributes commercial television films and series for a worldwide audience.
buyer parent: TF1 Group
buyer: NEWEN
Newen is the French leader in audiovisual production and distribution, with a strong international presence. Newen creates programs for all players in the sector, from public and private channels to digital platforms. Newen is also a major player in audiovisual distribution in France and abroad. "
target: Reel One Entertainment
Canada's Reel One Entertainment develops, finances, produces and distributes commercial television films and series for a worldwide audience. Already a leading provider of television movies, the company has recently branched out into the production and distribution of scripted TV series.
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closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

STV Productions, acquired Primal Media

synopsis: STV Productions, a UK company that pours passion and skill into every project and strive to bring the highest quality programming to the UK and abroad, has acquired a majority stake in Primal Media, a UK company that is dedicated to producing brilliant, innovative content to be enjoyed the world over.
buyer: STV Productions
Headquartered in the UK, STV Productions pours passion and skill into every project and strive to bring the highest quality programming to the UK and abroad. They are responsible for shows such as Catchphrase and Safeword for ITV as well as The Dressing Room for UKTV. "
target: Primal Media
Headquartered in the UK, Primal Media is dedicated to producing brilliant, innovative content to be enjoyed the world over. It has developed a number of successful formats including Bigheads for ITV and Carnage on Sky One.
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closed 6/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Sikorski

synopsis: Concord, an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, has acquired historic classical music publisher The Sikorski Music Publishing Group, home to a wide range of major works by legendary composers such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Dmitri Kabalevsky and Alfred Schnittke.
buyer parent: MassMutual
buyer: Concord Music
Concord Music is an independent, worldwide leader in the development, acquisition, and management of recorded music and music publishing rights, including theatrical performance rights. Concord Music has a diverse and vibrant roster of active recording artists, composers, and songwriters. "
target: Sikorski
Internationale Musikverlage Hans Sikorski is an international sheet music publishing company with headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. The music publishing firm of Hans Sikorski was founded in 1935 and now comprises more than 30 publishers in several European countries and in the USA.
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closed 6/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mojo Music & Media Group Limited, acquired Chelsea Music Publishing

synopsis: Mojo Music & Media, a next generation music rights company, has acquired a majority stake in Chelsea Music Publishing, a London-based indie music publisher. Chelsea Music’s repertoire features more than 80 charted UK and international hits. Their portfolio includes standards recorded by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, The Hollies, and more.
buyer: Mojo Music & Media Group Limited
Mojo Music & Media is a next generation music rights company, offering both best-of-breed music publishing and custom full-service brand and legacy marketing for a select group of the most iconic songwriters and musicians in the world and their contemporary counterparts. "
target: Chelsea Music Publishing
Chelsea Music Publishing is a London-based indie music publisher. Chelsea Music’s repertoire features more than 80 charted UK and international hits. Their portfolio includes standards recorded by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Wayne Fontana, The Hollies, Dean Martin, and more.
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., acquired Gene Autry Music Group

synopsis: Warner Chappell Music announced the acquisition of the four publishing companies comprising the Gene Autry Music Group. Together, these catalogues contain more than 1,500 songs. In addition, Warner Chappell Music will be administering many of the Autry estate’s master recordings to facilitate one-stop synchronization licensing.
buyer parent: Access Industries
buyer: Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Warner Chappell Music, the global music publishing company of Warner Music Group, is home to a wide array of legendary songwriters and a rich catalog of contemporary hits and influential standards. Warner Chappell Music provides the most innovative opportunities for songwriters & copyright holders. "
target: Gene Autry Music Group
Gene Autry Music Group is comprised of four publishing companies. Together, these catalogues contain more than 1,500 songs. Included are timeless classics such as Autry’s signature song, “Back In The Saddle Again,” and the holiday favorite, “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane).”
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announced 4/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Entertainment One Ltd, will acquire Audio Network Limited

synopsis: Entertainment One, UK's independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition and production of entertainment content, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Audio Network, one of UK's largest independent creators and publishers of original high-quality music, used in film, advertising and media.
buyer: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One is UK's independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content. Their diversified expertise spans across film, television, music, family programming, digital content and live entertainment. "
target: Audio Network Limited
Audio Network is UK’s largest independent creators and publishers of original high-quality music for use in film, television, advertising and digital media. Their music is featured in high-end television and advertising productions to user-generated content on digital and social platforms.
price ($mm)[EV]
$233 [$216]
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
EV / rev
5.6x
EV / EBITDA
14.9x
closed 3/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., acquired i&u TV

synopsis: KKR, a leading global investment firm, is acquiring i&u, an award-winning German television production company that combines information and entertainment in a unique way. The company produces TV shows such as “stern TV“, “Klein gegen Groß“, “Die Ultimative Chartshow“ and “Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen“.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$5,683.13)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Atwater Capital LLP
target: i&u TV
i&u is an award-winning German television production company that combines information and entertainment in a unique way. The company produces TV shows such as “stern TV“, “Klein gegen Groß“, “Die Ultimative Chartshow“ and “Menschen, Bilder, Emotionen“.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Webedia SAS, acquired Groupe Elephant

synopsis: Webedia, a global media and technology company, has acquired ELEPHANT, the first and largest independent producer in France with production labels covering drama, documentaries, magazine shows, entertainment, factual entertainment, live events and branded content.
buyer parent: Fimalac SA
buyer: Webedia SAS
Webedia is a global media and technology company, specialized in the recreation and entertainment industries. Webedia targets a passionate audience by building a global network of unique talents, media brands, events and services within the entertainment and recreation industries. "
target: Groupe Elephant
ELEPHANT, created in 1999 by Emmanuel Chain and Thierry Bizot, is the first and largest independent producer in France with production labels covering drama, documentaries, magazine shows, entertainment, factual entertainment, live events and branded content.
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announced 7/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Lloyds TSB Development Capital, will acquire Boomerang Plus plc

synopsis: Lorraine Heggessey, the former controller of BBC1 and head of TalkbackThames, has led a buyout of indie production group Boomerang Plus, which is to be relaunched as Boom Pictures. The deal is backed by private equity firm LDC.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: Lloyds TSB Development Capital
LDC (Lloyds TSB Development Capital) is the private equity arm of the Lloyds Banking Group and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority. Since 1981 LDC has completed over 400 investments and has ongoing interests in over 70 businesses across the UK. "
target: Boomerang Plus plc
Boomerang+ creates entertainment, factual, sport, music, drama and children's programmes for television, radio and the web.
price ($mm)[EV]
$11 [$6]
rev ($mm)
$42
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
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1.9x
closed 10/4/2019 via Reuters

Thomson Reuters, acquired FC Business Intelligence Ltd.

synopsis: Thomson Reuters has acquired FC Business Intelligence (FCBI), a global business-to-business events specialist. FCBI delivers high-end conferences and exhibitions to diverse sectors. The business will be rebranded Reuters Events and will be operated as part of the Reuters News division of Thomson Reuters.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,721.00)
Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of business information services. Their products include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting, and compliance professionals combined with the world's most global news service—Reuters. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK.
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closed 5/17/2019 via PE Hub

LDC Limited, acquired MSQ Partners Limited

synopsis: LDC has acquired MSQ Partners, a marketing agency. MSQ Partners is a multi-disciplinary group of digital, marketing and creative agencies that specialises in marketing communications for consumer and B2B brands.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. LDC invests in ambitious management teams, often enabling them to retain control of their business while providing capital as well as strategic and operational advice. LDC has a diverse portfolio of 90 mid-sized businesses across all sectors. "
target parent: NVM Private Equity Limited
target: MSQ Partners Limited
MSQ Partners is a multi-disciplinary group of digital, marketing and creative agencies that specialises in marketing communications for consumer and B2B brands. The group employs more than 600 people across 15 offices in the UK, Asia and USA.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, acquired NEC Group

synopsis: Blackstone announced the acquisition of the National Exhibition Centre Group (NEC Group), a leading live events venue operator in the UK, from LDC. NEC has grown into the UK’s live events business of choice for organizers, exhibitors and visitors, playing host to over seven million guests and 750 events every year.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$5,568.16)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: NEC Group
Based in the UK, NEC Group is the leading live events business operating in exhibitions, conferences, music, sports, family entertainment, and hospitality. Their vision is to be Europe's most successful live events business, operating leading leisure, entertainment and business destinations.
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$206
EBITDA ($mm)
$63
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closed 9/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired ByBox

synopsis: U.S. private-equity firm Francisco Partners has acquired supply-chain software company ByBox Holdings Ltd. from LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group PLC. ByBox simplifies the last mile of their customer’s supply chain, improving security, reducing transport costs and improving technician efficiency.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm specializing in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. FP has invested in and acquired over 200 technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: ByBox
Established in 2000, ByBox has led the field service market with innovative supply chain solutions to keep the world working. ByBox simplifies the last mile of their customer’s supply chain, improving security, reducing transport costs and improving technician efficiency.
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closed 8/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

LDC Limited, acquired FC Business Intelligence Ltd.

synopsis: Mid-market private equity investor LDC has backed the management buyout of global events company FC Business Intelligence. FCBI delivers conference and exhibition events with a focus on providing thought leadership in a diverse range of sectors that are facing both challenges and opportunities from technological and strategic innovation.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. LDC invests in ambitious management teams, often enabling them to retain control of their business while providing capital as well as strategic and operational advice. LDC has a diverse portfolio of 90 mid-sized businesses across all sectors. "
target: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK.
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closed 6/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Dimensions Training Solutions, acquired learndirect

synopsis: Dimensions Training Solutions (DTS), a leading training provider, has acquired the learndirect Group, UK's largest integrated training provider. learndirect helps people get skills needed for their careers and help organizations train their workforce.
buyer parent: Stonebridge Colleges
buyer: Dimensions Training Solutions
Based in the UK, Dimensions Training solutions is an organization that helps develop skills for apprenticeships, obtain a degree for Higher Education enrollment, and train workforce. They have a variety of courses for different fields. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: learndirect
learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. They’ve changed the lives of many people, helping them get the skills they need for work and to progress in their careers. They’ve also supported organizations to improve the skills of their workforce.
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closed 5/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

LDC Limited, acquired Mandata Limited

synopsis: Mid-market private equity investor LDC has acquired Mandata from Synova Capitlal. Based in the UK, Mandata develops software that allows road transport operators to manage workflow and data more effectively. Its transport management system integrates a suite of end-to-end products, including traffic planning and management, tracking and invoicing.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. LDC invests in ambitious management teams, often enabling them to retain control of their business while providing capital as well as strategic and operational advice. LDC has a diverse portfolio of 90 mid-sized businesses across all sectors. "
target parent: Synova Capital LLP
target: Mandata Limited
Based in the UK, Mandata designs and develops software that allows road transport operators to manage workflow and data more effectively. Its transport management system integrates a suite of end-to-end products, including traffic planning and management, tracking, telematics, and invoicing.
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announced 4/13/2018 via Company Press Release

PSI Services LLC, will purchase eAssessment Business from learndirect

synopsis: PSI Services LLC (PSI), a global workforce solution provider, will acquire the assets of learndirect’s eAssessment business. learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. The eAssessment business includes learndirect’s UK test centre network, technology and call centre along with all associated staff.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
seller parent: Lloyds Banking Group
seller: learndirect
learndirect's eAssessment business includes learndirect’s UK test centre network, technology and call centre along with all associated staff. learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. The company has supported 75,000 organisations to improve the skills of their workforce.
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closed 11/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired ATCORE Technology Ltd.

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity announces that funds managed by Inflexion have acquired ATCORE Group, a leading travel technology company which provides specialist software platforms for the global leisure travel sector.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is one of the UK’s leading independent mid-market private equity houses, investing in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses with ambitious management teams and working with them to deliver growth. "
target parent: LDC Limited
target: ATCORE Technology Ltd.
Atcore Technology provides reservation & e-commerce platforms for the leisure travel industry. Their sector-specific platforms combine tailored optimisation and expertise with the solid foundation of shared, proven technology for Tour, Specialists, Holiday Parks, Cruise and Ferry operators.
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announced 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

PlusServer GmbH, will acquire Nexinto GmbH

synopsis: PlusServer announced that it will acquire Nexinto from LDC. Founded in 1994, Nexinto is the largest pure-play provider of managed hybrid cloud solutions in Germany, acting as a strategic business partner to its blue-chip enterprise clients throughout their digital transformation.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: PlusServer GmbH
PlusServer is the market leader for Managed Hosting in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Based on a comprehensive product portfolio, which is optimised for the needs of SMEs and large companies, PlusServer develops individual hosting and cloud solutions. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: Nexinto GmbH
Nexinto is a solutions provider for the management of business-critical IT systems, and they provide full support to companies in the area of digital transformation. Over 200 employees work at their Hamburg headquarters for customers in the retail, industry, services, media and logistics sectors.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

LDC Limited, acquired Ensek Ltd.

synopsis: UK-based mid-market private equity investor LDC has backed the management buyout of ENSEK, a software supplier to UK energy providers. Headquartered in Nottingham, ENSEK uses its market-leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to provide existing energy suppliers with its revenue assurance and gross margin accounting product.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, and it is the most active mid-market private equity investor. LDC supports management teams from all sectors and in every corner of the UK from its regional network of nine offices. "
target: Ensek Ltd.
Headquartered in Nottingham, ENSEK uses its market-leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to provide existing energy suppliers with its revenue assurance and gross margin accounting product.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Huntsworth PLC, acquired The Creative Engagement Group Limited

synopsis: Huntsworth has acquired The Creative Engagement Group (TCEG) from private equiry firm LDC. TCEG has a total of 260 staff across three event, experiential and digital marketing companies with an international blue-chip client base across a range of sectors, with a particular strength in healthcare.
buyer: Huntsworth PLC (LSE:HNT:$285.17)
Huntsworth is an international public relations and healthcare communications group operating from 57 principal offices in 27 countries. Huntsworth acquires, creates and develops specialist agencies that deliver marketing and communication services. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: The Creative Engagement Group Limited
The Creative Engagement Group is a group of creative agencies focused on engaging audiences through the creation and delivery of live experiences, film, immersive and interactive content. They create a deeper engagement with audiences by delivering experiences and content that drive brand memory.
price ($mm)
$32
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
6.5x
closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ridgeway Capital, acquired Caspian Media Ltd

synopsis: Ridgeway Capital has backed the management buyout of Caspian Media, the owner of Real Deals. Ridgeway has acquired the business from LDC. Caspian was launched in 1996. Caspian produces respected, award-winning, content-driven B2B websites, magazines, apps and events, from intimate editor’s lunches to spectacular events and awards.
buyer: Ridgeway Capital
Ridgeway Capital is a specialist private equity investor in UK SME businesses. They support and invest in ambitious management teams and businesses with a sound business model. Their investment range is typically between £500,000 and £5 million per transaction. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: Caspian Media Ltd
Caspian produces respected, award-winning, content-driven B2B websites, magazines, apps and events, from intimate editor’s lunches to spectacular events and awards.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

LDC Limited, acquired ByBox Engineering

synopsis: LDC has backed the management buyout of ByBox, an operator of secured lockers. ByBox provides technology-enabled lockers which allow parts to be delivered to engineers in the energy, telecoms and technology sectors. The company’s proprietary software, Thinventory, connects ByBox’s network of smart boxes in nearly 900 locations.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
Established in 1981 LDC is a leading player in the private equity mid-market and is able to provide up to £100m of funds for buyouts and development capital transactions in UK unquoted companies. "
target: ByBox Engineering
Headquartered in Harwell, Oxfordshire, ByBox provides technology-enabled locker-based solutions to help more than 250 blue chip clients, including BT, Fujitsu, Npower, Marks & Spencer, Walmart and Vodafone to manage their engineering parts inventory and solve difficult supply chain problems.
price ($mm)
$137
rev ($mm)
$108
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/9/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

WorkForce Software, acquired WorkPlace Systems

synopsis: WorkForce Software announced that it has acquired Workplace, the leading cloud-based employee scheduling solution for retail and hospitality, with offices in the United Kingdom, the U.S., and Australia.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: WorkForce Software
As the leader in cloud-based workforce management, WorkForce Software is 'Making Work Easy' for employers around the globe. Their tailored solutions empower enterprise and mid-sized organizations to fully automate time, labor, and workforce scheduling processes. "
target parent: LDC Limited
target: WorkPlace Systems
Workplace helps consumer-facing businesses enable true workforce flexibility and collaboration, supporting both employee work/life balance and business objectives. Their SaaS products create smart schedules that are optimized to deliver improved customer experience and revenue growth.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/25/2016 via Company Press Release

LDC Limited, acquired CIPHR

synopsis: LDC has backed the management buyout of CIPHR, a leading vendor of human capital management (HCM) software. CIPHR's cloud-based technology is designed to make human resource functions more efficient, spanning the employee lifecycle from talent attraction, recruitment and on-boarding, absence and core to learning and more.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
Established in 1981 LDC is a leading player in the private equity mid-market and is able to provide up to £100m of funds for buyouts and development capital transactions in UK unquoted companies. "
target: CIPHR
CIPHR provides HR management software targeted at small and medium sized organisations (SMEs) with between 100 and 5,000 employees. Its cloud-based technology is designed to make human resource functions more efficient.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/19/2016 via Company Press Release

Zoopla Property Group, will acquire The Property Software Group

synopsis: LDC has conditionally agreed to sell Property Software Holdings Limited (together with its subsidiaries “The Property Software Group” or “PSG”) to Zoopla Property Group Plc, the digital media and lead generation platform. PSG is the UK’s market-leading provider of software solutions to property professionals, used in over 8,000 agency branches.
buyer: Zoopla Property Group (LSE:ZPG:$330.32)
Zoopla Property Group operates the UK’s most comprehensive property website, focused on empowering consumers with the resources they need to make better-informed property decisions. Zoopla combines property listings with market value data, local information and community tools. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: The Property Software Group
The Property Software Group is the UK's largest supplier of software, technology and design solutions to the property industry. Its portfolio includes market leading residential sales and property management software and web design services.
price ($mm)
$107
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/30/2015 via Company Press Release

LDC Limited, acquired PEI Media

synopsis: LDC has backed the management buyout of PEI Media Group Ltd (“PEI”), one of the world’s leading alternative assets information groups. PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
Established in 1981 LDC (Lloyds Development Capital) is a leading player in the UK private equity mid-market and supports management buy-outs, institutional buy-outs and development capital (replacement, expansion and acquisition) transactions. "
target: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2015 via Company Press Release

LDC Limited, acquired SSP Worldwide

synopsis: LDC Limited has acquired a majority equity stake in SSP Worldwide, a market leader in the provision of mission critical IT systems and services to the general insurance industry. The firm’s end-to-end services help organisations to use data to better analyse risks, improve efficiencies across platforms, reduce costs and improve customer experience.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
Established in 1981 LDC (Lloyds Development Capital) is a leading player in the UK private equity mid-market and supports management buy-outs, institutional buy-outs and development capital (replacement, expansion and acquisition) transactions. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: SSP Worldwide
SSP Worldwide is the leading provider of general insurance technology solutions, operating in more than 50 countries across the UK, continental Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and USA. SSP serves over 1,000 insurance brokers as well as over 160 insurers, including 20 of the world’s largest insurers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/24/2014 via Company Press Release

Searchlight Capital Partners, acquired Ocean Outdoor

synopsis: Ocean Group announced that Searchlight Capital Partners LP has acquired LDC’s entire stake in the business. Ocean Outdoor is the UK’s leading specialist out-of-home advertising company, with an unrivalled portfolio of large format digital screens, banner and super premium landmark advertising sites.
buyer: Searchlight Capital Partners
Searchlight Capital Partners is a private investment firm operating in North America and Europe. They seek to invest in attractive companies across a wide range of industries and are comfortable investing in complex situations. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: Ocean Outdoor
Ocean fills a unique position in the Outdoor advertising landscape, specialising only in large-format digital, iconic landmark and super-premium banner locations. Ocean creates inspirational canvases for inspirational advertising.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG, acquired WEBfactory GmbH

synopsis: Fidura Private Equity Fonds has sold their majority stake in the software company WEBfactory GmbH in Buchen (Odenwald) successfully to Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG (TWL). WEBFactory provides standard software for the surveillance and control of machines and industrial systems and for the online analysis and assessment of production data.
buyer: Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG
Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG (TWL) is a local utility company based in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany. TWL has for over 100 years supplied the city of Ludwigshafen with electricity, gas, refrigeration, water and district heating. "
target parent: Fidura Private Equity Fonds
target: WEBfactory GmbH
WEBfactory GmbH, headquartered in Baden-Württemberg, Buchen, provides standard software for the surveillance and control of machines and industrial systems and for the online analysis and assessment of production data.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/28/2016 via Market Wire

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired iMDsoft

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

MetrixLab, acquired MarketTools Inc.

synopsis: MetrixLab, a global provider of online consumer research services, announced that it has acquired MarketTools Research Solutions Inc., a leader in services and software for market research, from TPG Growth. MarketTools is known for pioneering some of the first research technologies on the Internet.
buyer: MetrixLab
MetrixLab is a fast-growing global provider of online consumer research services. Its solutions are employed by over half of the Top 100 Global Brands such as Microsoft, Philips, Google and Heineken. The company is headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: MarketTools Inc.
MarketTools is the leading provider of services and software for market research. Through the use of advanced respondent engagement techniques and comprehensive analytic tools, MarketTools helps clients innovate, optimize and execute programs that deliver high-value business impact.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

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

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

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

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

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

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

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

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

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

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

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

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

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

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

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

FXCM Inc., acquired ODL Securities

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

VinaCapital Investment Management, acquired Smartly Pte Ltd

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

Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV, acquired TradersOnly BV

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

MobiKwik, acquired Clearfunds

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

Niyogin Fintech Ltd., acquired Moneyfront

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

Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan, acquired Arab Finance Brokerage Company

synopsis: Arab Finance Brokerage Co. announced a group of investors finalized the acquisition of 100% of Arab Finance. Among the new shareholders, were market experts Mohamed Radwan, Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan. Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector.
buyer: Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan
Mohamed Radwan is the Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan is the former Head of Asset Management in HC Securities & Investment. "
target: Arab Finance Brokerage Company
Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector. Arab Finance has one of the oldest news portal covering the Egyptian EGX and macroeconomic news. In addition, Arab Finance also provides its services as a brokerage house specialized in online trading.
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$1,551.06
Net Income ($mm)
$533.25
Employees
41600
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Ticker: SZSE:30013
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Huace Film & TV Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the television play production, issuing and additive businesses. Huace Film primarily provides television series, advertisements, television books, movies and public relation activities, among others.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,239.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.08
EBIT ($mm)
$39.47
Net Income ($mm)
$34.51
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:ETO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entertainment One Ltd
Entertainment One Ltd
Entertainment One Ltd. is a leading international entertainment company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of film and television content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,173.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$139.72
EBIT ($mm)
$88.12
Net Income ($mm)
$14.58
Employees
1190
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Ticker: JASDAQ:4712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder, Inc.
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$117.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.09
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
$8.50
Employees
87
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Ticker: SHSE:600136
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd.
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd.
Wuhan DDMC Culture Co., Ltd. is a Chinese sports and entertainment company. Its business activities include production and distribution of film and television products, sports marketing and consulting, and sports brokerage services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$89.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.47
EBIT ($mm)
$30.19
Net Income ($mm)
$18.08
Employees
254
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Ticker: AU:BYI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Beyond International Ltd
Beyond International Ltd
Beyond International Limited is a leading international producer and distributor of television and digital content, headquartered in Sydney and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$82.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.65
EBIT ($mm)
$6.35
Net Income ($mm)
$5.10
Employees
142
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Ticker: ITGR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Integrity Media, Inc.
Integrity Media, Inc.
Integrity Media, Inc., publishes cassettes, CDs, music videos, and songbooks of a worshipful nature. Integrity's Christian music offerings range from praise and worship music to adult contemporary and children's music. Its song catalog includes ownership of more than 2,400 songs.
year
2002
rev ($mm)
$66.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.20
EBIT ($mm)
$4.20
Net Income ($mm)
$2.20
Employees
0
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Ticker: PAE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.
Peace Arch Entertainment Group Inc.
Peace Arch® Entertainment Group Inc. is a fully integrated global entertainment company that acquires and produces high quality television programming and motion pictures for worldwide distribution.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$61.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.02
EBIT ($mm)
$3.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: EFGU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Empire Film Group, Inc.
Empire Film Group, Inc. is a fully-integrated digital media, film and television production and distribution company with capabilities to reach theatrical, video, television, video-on-demand for the worldwide markets.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$0.33
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$0.10
Net Income ($mm)
$0.08
Employees
7
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Ticker: SHSE:60008
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Television Media Ltd.
China Television Media Ltd.
China Television Media Co., Ltd. principally engages in movie and television (TV) programming, advertising, and tourism activities.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
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Ticker: KOSDAQ:A041510
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S.M. Entertainment Co., Ltd.
S.M. Entertainment is one of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea. The company operates as a record label, talent agency, music production company, event management and concert production company, and music publishing house.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$293.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$30.60
EBIT ($mm)
$10.51
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
247
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Ticker: KOSE:A0035
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IHQ Inc
IHQ, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated entertainment content company in Korea. It is engaged in the production of films and music albums, as well as dramas under an in-house system.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$57.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.40
EBIT ($mm)
($3.15)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
95
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Ticker: TSX:DHX.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd.
DHX Media Ltd. is a leading children’s content and brands company, recognized globally for such high-profile properties as Teletubbies, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, and the multiple award-winning Degrassi franchise.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$318.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.18
EBIT ($mm)
$18.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
505
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Ticker: OTCPK:SRMX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Saddle Ranch Media, Inc.
Saddle Ranch Media, Inc.
Saddle Ranch Media is an advanced media company operating three divisions: Saddle Ranch Pictures, which produces films; Saddle Ranch TV, which produces documentaries; and Saddle Ranch Digital, which produces award-winning educational content for place-based media networks.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: TSE:7860
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Avex Group Holdings Inc.
Avex Group Holdings Inc. is the holding company for a group of entertainment-related subsidiaries based in Japan. Their subsidiary, Avex Entertainment Inc. operates as a music recording company which also provides theme music soundtracks to many anime and a few video games.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,411.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$162.83
EBIT ($mm)
$142.73
Net Income ($mm)
$74.49
Employees
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Ticker: TSX:ONEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onex Corporation
Onex Corporation
Founded in 1984, Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. They acquire and build high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. They also invest in non-investment grade debt through credit funds and collateralized loan obligations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$12,803.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,628.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,045.00
Net Income ($mm)
$3,738.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: KKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, capital markets, credit strategies, and hedge funds. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,683.13
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,495.95
Employees
0
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Ticker: BX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,568.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,555.67
Employees
0
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,068.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,458.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,400.50
Net Income ($mm)
$379.10
Employees
0
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Ticker: RTOBF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ratos AB
Ratos AB
Ratos is a private equity company that invests in Nordic companies where their core expertise as a professional, active and responsible owner over time creates good value growth. Added value is created in connection with acquisition, development and divestment of these primarily unlisted companies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,530.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.89
EBIT ($mm)
$80.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SIVB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank helps innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. They provide a full range of financial services to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,387.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$824.79
Employees
2836
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Ticker: TGOPF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3i Group Plc
3i Group Plc
3i Group plc is a multinational private equity and venture capital company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has offices in 13 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe and had total assets under management of £10.5 billion as at 31 March 2012.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,653.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,498.31
EBIT ($mm)
$1,494.66
Net Income ($mm)
$1,509.24
Employees
0
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Ticker: NYSE:APO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management, LLC and its subsidiaries is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit and real estate, with significant distressed expertise.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,539.25
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$196.94
Employees
0
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments. They emphasize an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt, control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,315.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.51
EBIT ($mm)
$331.49
Net Income ($mm)
$224.77
Employees
0
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Ticker: SWX:PGHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 900 institutional investors worldwide. They have USD 66 billion in assets under management and more than 950 professionals across 19 offices worldwide.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,024.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$626.28
EBIT ($mm)
$620.16
Net Income ($mm)
$587.63
Employees
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Ticker: COWN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm that operates through two business segments: a broker dealer and an investment management division. Cowen Inc. focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to their clients in order to help them outperform.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$865.94
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$36.16
Employees
0
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Ticker: PSEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prospect Capital Corporation
Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company that operates as a closed-end, non-diversified investment company that lends to and invests in energy-related businesses.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$625.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$433.31
Net Income ($mm)
$292.38
Employees
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Ticker: 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: TSE:4310
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dream Incubator Inc.
Dream Incubator Inc.
Based in Japan, Dream Incubator, Inc. is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in incubation and investments in all business stages. They also help companies with their growth and expansion as a strategic consulting and business development firm.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$183.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.93
EBIT ($mm)
$17.11
Net Income ($mm)
$11.60
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:SVI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SVG Capital plc
SVG Capital plc
SVG Capital invests in private equity and private equity related assets. The investment objective of the Company is to conduct an orderly realisation of its assets and to progressively return cash to shareholders.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$161.36
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$120.84
Net Income ($mm)
$150.15
Employees
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