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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1.9x
closed 5/20/2020 via Forbes

Downtown Music, LLC, acquired Sheer Publishing Africa

synopsis: Downtown Music, a global independent rights management and music services company, has acquired Sheer Music Publishing, Africa’s largest independent music publisher, expanding the company’s geographic footprint to the continent of Africa.
buyer: Downtown Music, LLC
Downtown Music Holdings is a global company that owns, manages, and develops businesses with a vision for a more equitable and innovative music ecosystem. The company is the world's leading provider of end-to-end services to artists, songwriters, labels, music publishers, and other rights holders. "
target: Sheer Publishing Africa
Sheer Publishing is one of Africa’s largest independent Publishing houses and is currently looking to expand its client base within the African diaspora. Sheer's mission is to provide a comprehensive range of copyright services to their clients, both domestic, Continental and international.
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closed 5/4/2020 via GlobeNewswire

HQ Global Education, Inc., acquired Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc.

synopsis: HQ Global Education, Inc. has acquired Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc., a full-service film and TV production company located in Los Angeles. BME provides complete services and assistance at every phase of film and TV content creation, including concept development, writing, editing, cinematography, visual effects, and post-production.
buyer: HQ Global Education, Inc. (OTCPK:HQGE:$56.84)
HQ Global Education, Inc's mission is to provide the most comprehensive film and TV production services. They offer services in film and television, production, financing, and optioning. "
target: Big M Entertainment Pictures, Inc.
Big M Entertainment is a full-service film and TV production company located in Los Angeles. BME provides complete services and assistance at every phase of film and TV content creation, including concept development, writing, editing, cinematography, visual effects, and post-production.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Ad Litteram Inc., acquired Atma Classique

synopsis: Montreal-based Ad Litteram has acquired ATMA Classique, a Canadian record producer and distributor with a catalog that of over 500 titles. With the transaction, Ad Litteram acquires Disques ATMA Inc.'s shares and the ATMA Classic label, ensuring the company's sustainability with an emphasis on video and the expansion of the digital catalog.
buyer: Ad Litteram Inc.
Ad Litteram is a Canadian music house with a roster of services that includes music publishing, recordings, management, and video production. The company aims to provide its artists with the human, technological, commercial, and artistic means to carry out their projects. "
target: Atma Classique
ATMA Classique is a Canadian record producer and distributor with a catalog that of over 500 titles representing a wide spectrum of musical styles, from Baroque music to great symphonic works with countless detours in terms of traditional music, Neapolitan song, tango, and contemporary repertoire.
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announced 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Alibaba Pictures, will acquire Yinhekuyu Media

synopsis: Alibaba Pictures, the stock market-listed film subsidiary of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, will acquire an 80% stake in Yinhekuyu Media, a variety show producer in China. Yinhekuyu produces short videos, films and web TV dramas. The company has helped produce Mars Intelligence Agency, a popular TV show that has attracted over a billion views.
buyer parent: Alibaba Group
buyer: Alibaba Pictures (SEHK:1060:$423.52)
Alibaba Pictures is the flagship unit of Alibaba Group’s entertainment arm and its core businesses includes: film and television production centered on IP; internet-based promotion and distribution combining internet technologies and traditional off-line distribution; and more. "
target: Yinhekuyu Media
Yinhekuyu Media is a variety show producer in China. Yinhekuyu focuses on producing short videos, films and web TV dramas. The company has helped produce Mars Intelligence Agency, a popular TV show in China that has attracted over a billion views.
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$58*
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Essential Media Group, acquired Essential Media Group

synopsis: Essential Media Group’s CEO and president, Greg Quail and Jesse Fawcett, has acquired the company back from Kew Media Group, a Canadian content company. Essential Media Group is an award-winning film and television production company. Essential Media produces high quality entertainment for broadcast networks and streaming platforms worldwide.
buyer: Essential Media Group
Essential Media Group is a talent-friendly, award-winning film and television production company. Essential Media produces high quality entertainment for broadcast networks and streaming platforms worldwide. Their shows include Restored, Ghost Loop, Road to Riches, Rake, and more. "
target parent: Kew Media Group Inc.
target: Essential Media Group
Essential Media Group is a talent-friendly, award-winning film and television production company. Essential Media produces high quality entertainment for broadcast networks and streaming platforms worldwide. Their shows include Restored, Ghost Loop, Road to Riches, Rake, and more.
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closed 3/11/2020 via GlobeNewswire

HQ Global Education, Inc., acquired 1oneninety5, LLC

synopsis: HQ Global Education, Inc. has acquired 1oneninety5, LLC, a full-service film and TV production company that provides complete services and assistance at every phase of script development, from concept, writing and editing through casting, filming and the delivery of finished concept.
buyer: HQ Global Education, Inc. (OTCPK:HQGE:$56.84)
HQ Global Education, Inc's mission is to provide the most comprehensive film and TV production services. They offer services in film and television, production, financing, and optioning. "
target: 1oneninety5, LLC
1oneninety5 is a full-service film and TV production company that provides complete services and assistance at every phase of script development, from concept, writing and editing through casting, filming and the delivery of finished concept.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

DATSIT Sphere, acquired Bristow Global Media Inc.

synopsis: DATSIT Sphere, a Canadian TV and film content producer and distributor, has acquired Bristow Global Media (BGM) from Kew Media Group, a Canadian content company. BGM is a specialized content production company in Canada. BGM produces multiplatform content across all unscripted genres, including specialist factual, doc series, lifestyle, and more.
buyer: DATSIT Sphere
DATSIT Sphere is a Canadian TV and film content producer and distributor. DATSIT Sphere generates a wide range of high-end content for the domestic and international markets, covering all genres, from documentaries to feature films, including scripted TV series, game shows, 2D animation and more. "
target parent: Kew Media Group Inc.
target: Bristow Global Media Inc.
Bristow Global Media (BGM) is a specialized content production company in Canada. BGM produces multiplatform content across all unscripted genres, including specialist factual, doc series, docudrama, fact ent formats, lifestyle, and kids & family.
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announced 2/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Frantic Films Corporation, will acquire Frantic Films Corporation

synopsis: Jamie Brown, CEO of Frantic Films, will acquire Frantic Films from Kew Media Group, a Canadian content company that produces and distributes multi-genre content worldwide. Frantic Films is a TV and film production company in Canada. Frantic Films produces content in a variety of genres, such as lifestyle, factual, reality, drama, and more.
buyer: Frantic Films Corporation
Frantic Films is a TV and film production company in Canada. Frantic Films produces film and TV content in a variety of genres, such as lifestyle, factual, reality, sports, comedy and drama. Their productions include Backyard Builds, Tood & the Book of Pure Evil, Lucid, and more. "
target parent: Kew Media Group Inc.
target: Frantic Films Corporation
Frantic Films is a TV and film production company in Canada. Frantic Films produces film and TV content in a variety of genres, such as lifestyle, factual, reality, sports, comedy and drama. Their productions include Backyard Builds, Tood & the Book of Pure Evil, Lucid, and more.
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closed 2/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Endurance Music Group, acquired Wide Open Music

synopsis: Newly formed publishing company Endurance Music Group has acquired Wide Open Music, a music publishing and management company. Wide Open Music was founded in 2013 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
buyer parent: Raven Capital Management LLC.
buyer: Endurance Music Group
Formed in 2019, Endurance Music Group is a full-service music publishing house and is home to songwriters Scooter Carusoe and Clint Lagerberg, emerging songwriter-artists Ryan Plappert, Jake Rose, and songwriter Ben Stoll, and multiple successful catalogs. "
target: Wide Open Music
Wide Open Music operates as a music publishing and management company. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
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closed 2/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Formax, LLC, acquired Firma Melodiya

synopsis: Firma Melodiya, a state-owned company for production, storage and distribution of sound recordings in Russia, has been acquired by Formax LLC, a company that works as an intermediary between owners of rights to musical works and companies that use background music in their work.
buyer: Formax, LLC
Formax LLC, registered in 2015, works as an intermediary between owners of rights to musical works and companies that use background music in their work. The company belongs to two businessmen - Mikhail Sukontsev and Dmitry Smirnov. "
target parent: The Federal Agency for State Property Management
target: Firma Melodiya
Firma Melodiya was founded in 1964 as a state-owned company for production, storage and distribution of sound recordings. Melodiya is the national heritage of Russia, and includes the most valuable archive which includes more than 230,000 sound recordings in a variety of genres.
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$5.13
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closed 1/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sony/ATV Music Publishing, acquired THiS Music

synopsis: Sony/ATV, the leading music publisher with a catalogue of more than 3 million copyrights, has acquired THiS Music, a company that provides music publishing services based in Nashville, Tennessee.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony/ATV Music Publishing is the leading music publisher with a catalogue of more than 3 million copyrights, ranging from songs by iconic names including The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Carole King, Queen and The Rolling Stones to contemporary superstars such as Lady Gaga. "
target: THiS Music
THiS Music, LLC provides music publishing services. THiS Music, LLC is based in Nashville, Tennessee.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sentric Music Limited, acquired Big World Publishing

synopsis: UK born-Sentric Music Group has acquired Big World Publishing. Founded by Patrick Meads in 2000, Big World Publishing is an independent publisher representing a wide range of funk, soul, jazz, Latin jazz, electronica, afro funk, ambient, blues and reggae music.
buyer: Sentric Music Limited
Sentric Music formed in 2006 as the new age independent music publisher. Sentric disrupted traditional publishing by offering the fairest deal in the industry. Sentric empowers artists and songwriters to collect the royalties they’re owed. "
target: Big World Publishing
Founded by Patrick Meads in 2000, Big World Publishing is an independent publisher representing a wide range of funk, soul, jazz, Latin jazz, electronica, afro funk, ambient, blues and reggae music.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Concord Music, acquired Pulse Recordings Inc.

synopsis: Concord Music Publishing has acquired Fujipacific Music’s stake in Los Angeles-based Pulse Music Group – widely regarded as one of the hottest pop music publishers in the world today. PULSE is a music publishing, management and music services company that is home to a talent roster credited with more than 100 million units of recorded music sales.
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: Pulse Recordings Inc.
Created by musicians for musicians, PULSE is a music publishing, management and music services company that is home to a talent roster credited with more than 100 million units of recorded music sales.
price ($mm)
$100
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announced 11/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

Leonine, will acquire W&B TV

synopsis: Leonine, a German media corporation, will acquire W&B TV from Endemol Shine Group, a Dutch production company. W&B TV is a German television production company. W&B TV is one of Germany’s top drama producers. Their projects include Netflix originals such as Dark, Pagan Peak, 4 Blocks, Tatort, and more.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Leonine
Leonine is a German media corporation. Leonine is comprised of Tele München Gruppe, Universum Film, i&u TV, and Wiedemann & Berg Film. The company produces, distributes, and licenses content in Germany and internationally. They produce and distribute feature films, series, and TV shows. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: W&B TV
W&B TV is a German television production company. W&B TV is one of Germany’s top drama producers. The company has produced several popular TV movies and shows. Their projects include Netflix originals such as Dark, Pagan Peak, 4 Blocks, Tatort, and more.
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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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announced 10/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Banijay Group, will acquire Endemol Shine Group

synopsis: Banijay Group will acquire Endemol Shine Group, which is co-owned by The Walt Disney Company and affiliates of Apollo Global Management, Inc. The acquisition will encompass Endemol Shine’s 120 production labels with an estimated 66,000 hours of scripted and non-scripted programming together with over 4,300 registered formats.
buyer: Banijay Group
Headquartered in Paris, Banijay Group is a global production and distribution company creating premium content for television and multimedia platforms in all genres including entertainment, drama, factual, reality, docudrama and kids programming. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: Endemol Shine Group
Headquartered in Amsterdam, Endemol Shine Group creates world class content that entertains and enthralls billions of people around the world. They are the world’s largest independent producer, operating on a unique local and global axis with unrivalled production and commercial capabilities.
price ($mm)[EV]
$370 [$2,200]
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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
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$5
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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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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]
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$42
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$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:$5,906.00)
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:$2,038.15)
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
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$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.
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EV / rev
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)
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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:$342.69)
Huntsworth is an international public relations and healthcare communications group operating from 57 principal offices in 27 countries. Huntsworth acquires, creates and develops specialist agencies that deliver marketing and communication services. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: The Creative Engagement Group Limited
The Creative Engagement Group is a group of creative agencies focused on engaging audiences through the creation and delivery of live experiences, film, immersive and interactive content. They create a deeper engagement with audiences by delivering experiences and content that drive brand memory.
price ($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)
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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)
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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)
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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 ($mm)
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EBITDA ($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 (LSE:OOUT:$96.37)
Ocean fills a unique position in the Outdoor advertising landscape, specialising only in large-format digital, iconic landmark and super-premium banner locations. Ocean creates inspirational canvases for inspirational advertising.
price ($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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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)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

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

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

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

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($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)
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closed 12/8/2005 via BusinessWire

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

synopsis: TradeMaven LLC and eLocal today jointly announced they have merged the two firms to form TradeMaven Group LLC (TMG). The merger is one of the most significant in the online trading industry, combining TradeMaven's leading technology for online trading with eLocal's exceptional retail and institutional execution and brokerage services.
buyer: TradeMaven Group LLC
TradeMaven was founded with the mission of providing high-performance and cost-effective trading software for experienced and new traders. TM is used by Futures, Forex & Bond Traders worldwide. "
target: eLocalAccess, LLC
eLOCAL was established and registered with the NFA and CFTC in July 2000 culminating in the merger of two large independent local clearing firms at the Chicago Board of Trade.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 5/15/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

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

PFGBEST, will acquire Alaron Futures & Options

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

Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC, acquired Integrity Trading Inc.

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

SoFi, acquired 8 Securities Limited

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

Guardian Capital Group, will acquire ModernAdvisor

synopsis: Guardian Capital Group Limited, a Canadian diversified financial services company, will acquire Modern Advisor Canada Inc., a leading Canadian digital advisor platform. ModernAdvisor is a fintech start-up that helps investors to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
buyer: Guardian Capital Group (TSX:GCG.A:$136.06)
Guardian Capital is a Canadian diversified financial services company operating in Asset Management and Financial Advisory. Guardian provides investment management services, financial advisory services, retail distribution of mutual funds, insurance, and general corporate services. "
target: ModernAdvisor
Vancouver-based ModernAdvisor is a digital investment management company. ModernAdvisor uses technology to help advisors bring Canadians intelligent investing options, allowing them to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

synopsis: Wealthsimple Financial Inc., Canada's leading online investing service, announced it has acquired Canadian ShareOwner Investments Inc., the country's first automated investment manager.
buyer: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is Canada's leading online investment manager, making smart and simple investing accessible to all Canadians with low minimums and low fees. Their on-demand financial planning services and investment advice educate clients and keep their investments on track. "
target: ShareOwner
ShareOwner (Canadian ShareOwner Investments) has been providing independent investment education and low-cost investing services to retail investors since 1987.
price ($mm)
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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)
$132
rev ($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
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$1,706.32
Net Income ($mm)
$1,751.69
Employees
43900
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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: 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: OTCPK:HQGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HQ Global Education, Inc.
HQ Global Education, Inc.
HQ Global Education, Inc's mission is to provide the most comprehensive film and TV production services. They offer services in film and television, production, financing, and optioning.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$56.84
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.84
EBIT ($mm)
$17.03
Net Income ($mm)
$16.83
Employees
2081
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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: 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)
$4,733.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,096.97
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)
$2,833.48
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$843.19
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: BX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,038.15
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$501.89
Employees
0
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Ticker: TGOPF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3i Group Plc
3i Group Plc
3i Group plc is a multinational private equity and venture capital company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has offices in 13 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe and had total assets under management of £10.5 billion as at 31 March 2012.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,653.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,498.31
EBIT ($mm)
$1,494.66
Net Income ($mm)
$1,509.24
Employees
0
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,544.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.20
EBIT ($mm)
$293.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments. They emphasize an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt, control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,315.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.51
EBIT ($mm)
$331.49
Net Income ($mm)
$224.77
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSX:ONEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onex Corporation
Onex Corporation
Founded in 1984, Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. They acquire and build high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. They also invest in non-investment grade debt through credit funds and collateralized loan obligations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,081.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$857.00
EBIT ($mm)
$822.00
Net Income ($mm)
$4,277.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: COWN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm that operates through two business segments: a broker dealer and an investment management division. Cowen Inc. focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to their clients in order to help them outperform.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$865.94
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$36.16
Employees
0
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Ticker: PSEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prospect Capital Corporation
Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company that operates as a closed-end, non-diversified investment company that lends to and invests in energy-related businesses.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$625.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$433.31
Net Income ($mm)
$292.38
Employees
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Ticker: EQT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EQT AB
EQT AB
EQT is a leading Swedish investment firm with more than EUR 61B in raised capital across 29 funds and around EUR 40B in assets under management. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19B and approximately 110,000 employees.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$561.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$218.00
EBIT ($mm)
$205.11
Net Income ($mm)
$183.41
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:FIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fimalac SA
Fimalac SA
Fimalac is a diversified holding company, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, founded and managed by Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière. Fimalac Group is engaged in private equity, digital media, live shows and hotels and recreation.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$392.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($13.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($54.12)
Net Income ($mm)
$68.47
Employees
2911
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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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