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closed 12/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Bridgepoint, acquired Cambridge Education Group

synopsis: Private equity house Bridgepoint has acquired the university pathway provider Cambridge Education Group (CEG). Cambridge Education Group offers high quality academic, creative and English language programs to prepare students to progress onto universities.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is one of the most experienced private equity investment firms based in Europe. With a clear, long-term focus on sectors where it can invest in robust middle market companies, it typically acquires businesses valued between €200 million and €1 billion. "
target parent: Palamon Capital Partners
target: Cambridge Education Group
Cambridge Education Group offers high quality academic, creative and English language programs to prepare students to progress onto universities.
price ($mm)
$303
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$147
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
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2.1x
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11.0x
closed 11/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Benesse Corporation, acquired Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Benesse Corporation today announced plans to move into the classroom-based education market by purchasing all issued shares in Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd. This step comes as part of Benesse's strategy to develop new education businesses in the Tokyo metropolitan area.
buyer: Benesse Corporation (TSE:9783:$4,052.38)
Benesse Corporation, is a Japanese company which focusses on correspondence education and publishing. "
target: Ochanomizu Seminar Co., Ltd.
Ochanomizu Seminar K.K. owns and operates prep schools. Ochanomizu Seminar K.K. was founded in 1976 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. As of October 31, 2006, Ochanomizu Seminar K.K. is a subsidiary of Benesse Corp.
price ($mm)
$2.56
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.3x
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closed 7/18/2012 via PR Newswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired MPW

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of Mander Portman Woodward Limited. MPW is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based investment firm that manages approximately $5.0 billion of institutional investment capital through private equity partnerships, distressed debt and leveraged loan funds. "
target parent: Apollo Group, Inc.
target: MPW
MPW is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities. It provides educational offerings to both domestic and international students who plan to continue their education at prominent universities in the UK.
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$85
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announced 9/11/2019 via Reuters

21st Century Education Group, will acquire Peijian Education

synopsis: 21st Century Education, a Chinese provider of education services, will acquire a 51% stake in Peijian Education, a Chinese training company. Peijian Education provides training to middle and high school students. They offer courses for college self-enrollment, college entrance examinations, and high school entrance examinations.
buyer: 21st Century Education Group (SEHK:1598:$30.87)
21st Century Education is a Chinese provider of education services. 21st Century Education offers preschool education, primary and secondary education, higher education, and vocational education services through their various schools. "
target: Peijian Education
Peijian Education is a Chinese training company. Peijian Education provides training to middle and high school students. They offer courses for college self-enrollment, college entrance examinations, and high school entrance examinations.
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$5.51*
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closed 4/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Grupo SEB, acquired Colégio Visão

synopsis: The SEB Group announced the acquisition and partnership with the Colégio Visão, in Goiânia, Brazil, as part of its national expansion plan, focused on consolidating the country's basic education market. The Colégio Visão has a school with about one thousand students. The school has a high school & preparatory course for the college entrance exams.
buyer: Grupo SEB
Grupo SEB (Sistema Educacional Brasileiro) is one of the most respected education groups in Brazil. Grupo SEB operates several schools, from early education to higher education, located across different states in Brazil. "
target: Colégio Visão
The Colégio Visão has a school with about one thousand students in Setor Bueno, a neighborhood of Goiânia. The school has a high school and preparatory course for the college entrance exams. It also has a lot of tradition and high approval ratings in public universities.
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closed 2/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Création Capital, Inc., acquired Vivid Co., Ltd

synopsis: Création Capital, Inc., a private equity firm in Japan, has acquired Vivid Co., Ltd, a company in Japan that operates and manages cram schools. Vivid Co., Ltd operates Tsubota Juku, a comprehensive school that helps junior high school and high school students get into their high school and college of choice.
buyer parent: Création Group, Inc.
buyer: Création Capital, Inc.
Création Capital, Inc. is a private equity firm in Japan that specializes in buyout investments, PIPES, and mezzanine investments. The company does not have any restrictions in the industry it invests in. They seek to make investments in companies in the East Asia region with a focus on China. "
target: Vivid Co., Ltd
Vivid Co., Ltd is a company in Japan that operates and manages cram schools. The company operates Tsubota Juku, a comprehensive school that helps students bring out their full potential. The school helps junior high school and high school students get into their high school and college of choice.
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closed 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired InstaEDU, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, The Student Hub, announced that it has agreed to acquire InstaEDU, a leading on-demand tutoring marketplace. InstaEDU's platform connects students with on-demand tutors in more than 2,500 subjects, ranging from high school and standardized test prep, all the way through advanced college concepts for as little as $0.40 per minute.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students use Chegg for homework help, course selection, note taking, textbook and e-textbook rentals and Daily deals. "
target: InstaEDU, Inc.
InstaEDU makes it easy for any student to instantly connect with a top tutor in an online lesson space. The website combines the effectiveness of face-to-face private tutoring with the convenience and affordability of an online service. InstaEDU was founded in 2011.
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$30
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closed 5/16/2013 via Market Wire

Loyalist Group Limited, acquired Urban International High School

synopsis: Loyalist Group Limited acquired Urban International School, a licensed University and College Transfer credit school based in Toronto. UIS has a permit to recruit Chinese students directly which is expected to open cross-marketing opportunities for Loyalist, which owns and operates private education schools in Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria.
buyer: Loyalist Group Limited (TSX-V:LOY:$47.90)
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs. "
target: Urban International High School
Urban International High School is an alternative high school that employs a smaller classroom environment to provide differentiated instruction and aid every student’s individual learning needs. It is a licensed University and College Transfer credit school based in Toronto.
price ($mm)
$0.28
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.5x
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Grupo SEB, acquired Colegio e Vestibular de A a Z

synopsis: Grupo SEB, which belongs to entrepreneur Chaim Zaher, announced the acquisition of the Colégio e Vestibular de A a Z of Rio de Janeiro. Colégio e Vestibular de A a Z offers courses from the 9th year of elementary school to the third grade of high school, as well as pre-college entrance exam preparation courses.
buyer: Grupo SEB
Grupo SEB (Sistema Educacional Brasileiro) is one of the most respected education groups in Brazil. Grupo SEB operates several schools, from early education to higher education, located across different states in Brazil. "
target: Colegio e Vestibular de A a Z
Colégio e Vestibular de A a Z is a Brazilian educational institution founded in 2006. Colégio e Vestibular de A a Z offers courses from the 9th year of elementary school to the third grade of high school, as well as pre-college entrance exam preparation courses.
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$22
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announced 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire ACE Education

synopsis: Kaplan is to purchase a majority stake in ACE Education, which provides preparatory classes for entry to U.K. universities at centers across China, in addition to post-secondary and professional training at Sino-British College in Shanghai. Kaplan has been a minority owner of the business since April 2007.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: ACE Education
ACE Education was established in 1997. In partnership with the Northern Consortium UK (NCUK), a university consortium of leading British universities, ACE offers international undergraduate and postgraduate programs in major cities across China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Chongqing.
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closed 8/13/2007 via

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Bradford College

synopsis: Kaplan, a leading international provider of higher and professional education, has agreed to acquire Bradford College and Grange Business School, based in Adelaide, Australia. The parties expect to complete the transaction shortly. The price of the transaction was not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Bradford College
Bradford College provides pathway programs for the University of Adelaide, a member of the “Group of 8” schools that make up Australia’s leading institutions of higher education. Grange Business School offers programs in accounting and other business subjects.
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closed 4/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

ArborBridge, purchased Asian Business from ESM Group

synopsis: A Sacramento-based tutoring company ESM Group has completed the sale of its Asian business to ArborBridge, a Santa Monica-based learning company. ESM started its Asia business in 2008 with tutors in Tokyo, helping students there prepare for college entry into the United States.
buyer: ArborBridge
ArborBridge is an educational services firm that has pioneered the most scientific and personalized tutoring in the world. ArborBridge offers a full range of online and in-person programs that include SAT and ACT Test preparation, K-12 Tutoring and ISEE and SSAT preparation. "
seller: ESM Group
ESM started its Asia business in 2008 with tutors in Tokyo, helping students there prepare for college entry into the United States. It eventually did work in Singapore and Hong Kong, but in recent years it pared back down to only Tokyo.
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closed 7/26/2010 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., acquired KC Distance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: K12 Inc., one of the nation’s largest providers of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in kindergarten through high school, announced the acquisition of KC Distance Learning, Inc. (KCDL), a provider of distance learning programs for middle and high school students.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
target: KC Distance Learning, Inc.
KC Distance Learning (KCDL) is a leading provider of distance learning programs for middle school and high school students including core, Foreign Language, Honors, and AP courses. KCDL provides online accredited online education directly to families through The Keystone School.
price ($mm)[EV]
$63 [$66]
rev ($mm)
$37
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
25.6x
closed 4/11/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Sagemont Virtual

synopsis: Kaplan Inc., a global education leader, announced the acquisition of Sagemont Virtual, which has been doing business as the University of Miami Online High School, and Virtual Sage, a developer of online high school courses. Sagemont Virtual is a leader in the growing field of online high school instruction.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Sagemont Virtual
Sagemont Virtual (dba The University of Miami Online High School) is a fully accredited private high school that provides students with the flexibility to complete their courses anytime from anywhere in the world. All of their assignments, quizzes, tests, and projects are completed online.
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closed 1/30/2007 via BusinessWire

KC Distance Learning, Inc., acquired Aventa Learning

synopsis: KC Distance Learning, a prominent national online education company, announced its acquisition of the assets of Aventa Learning, Inc., a leading provider of online learning content and services to K-12 educational institutions. The acquisition brings together two of the country’s strongest online education service providers.
buyer: KC Distance Learning, Inc.
KC Distance Learning is a leading provider of distance learning programs for high school students including core, Honors, and AP courses. KCDL provides online high school courses directly to families through Keystone National High School, the nation's largest online high school. "
target: Aventa Learning
Aventa Learning is a leading provider of online learning content and services for K-12 institutions. The company has a complete catalog of online high school courses, including foreign language and Advanced Placement courses.
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announced 9/12/2011 via PR Newswire

China Bilingual Technology & Education Group Inc., will acquire Shanxi Rising Education Investment Co., Ltd.

synopsis: China Bilingual Technology & Education Group Inc., an education company that owns and operates high-quality, K-12 private boarding schools in China, announced that it has entered into an Equity Transfer Agreement with all of the equity holders of Shanxi Rising Education Investment Co., Ltd., a K-12 private boarding school.
buyer: China Bilingual Technology & Education Group Inc.
China Bilingual Technology and Education Group, Inc. is an education company that owns and operates high-quality, K-12 private boarding schools in China. It operates three schools encompassing the kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school levels with approximately 12,600 students. "
target: Shanxi Rising Education Investment Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2002, Shanxi Rising is a K-12 private boarding school located in Jinzhong City, Shanxi Province, People's Republic of China, with approximately 3,000 students currently enrolled and a total capacity for approximately 10,000 students.
price ($mm)
$53
rev ($mm)
$8
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13.9x
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closed 7/7/2008 via PR Newswire

American Education Group, acquired Shreiner Academy

synopsis: American Education Group announces the acquisition of Shreiner Academy in Atlanta. With this acquisition, AEG's rapid expansion continues with its network of private school facilities increasing to a total of 11 in five states.
buyer: American Education Group
American Education Group (AEG) believes the future of education will be all about customization, individualization, and specialization. AEG is committed to building a national network of unique, specialized private schools to meet this growing demand. "
target: Shreiner Academy
Shreiner Academy is a private school located in Cobb County, Georgia serving Marietta and Atlanta. The school's magnetic personality attracts kindergarten through eigth grade students from fourteen counties in the metropolitan Atlanta area.
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closed 9/30/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired The Rhoades School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary and middle schools and K-12 online distance learning, announced that it has acquired The Rhoades School, a leading school for gifted and talented students in Grades K-8 located in Encinitas, California.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: The Rhoades School
The Rhoades School's goal is to support the positive development of intellectually gifted children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. The students are provided with an appropriate curriculum, a supportive peer group and suitable guidance in an encouraging and thoughtful manner.
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closed 6/9/2008 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Camelback Desert Schools

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools, announced that it has closed the acquisition of the Camelback Desert Schools, which are located in the fast growing Phoenix, Arizona market.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Camelback Desert Schools
At Camelback Desert Schools, our goal is to prepare students to be academically successful, capable of transferring their knowledge and skills to new challenges, and confident in their ability to succeed. We offer a challenging and well-rounded academic curriculum.
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$0.40
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closed 1/18/2011 via Company Press Release

Pysslingen Förskolor Och Skolor AB, acquired Tillit Knatteborgen AB

synopsis: Pysslingen Förskolor Och Skolor AB has acquired Tillit Knatteborgen AB. Tillit Knatteborgen AB operates preschools, recreation centers and schools under private management.
buyer: Pysslingen Förskolor Och Skolor AB
Pysslingen's mission is to work with parents to develop talents in their children and young people. Children are the center of the Pysslingen's world. They are growing when the young and adults learn and develop together. "
target: Tillit Knatteborgen AB
Tillit Knatteborgen AB operates five different schools, three kindergartens and two elementary schools. Tillit Knatteborgen AB was founded in 1992 operates preschools, recreation centers and schools under private management.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$12
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0.0x
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announced 7/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire CATS Colleges

synopsis: Cambridge Education Group ("CEG") and its private equity owner, Bridgepoint, announced that they had agreed to sell CATS Colleges to Bright Scholar, the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China. CATS Colleges is an international school network focused primarily on international students.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$477.13)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: CATS Colleges
CATS Colleges comprises CATS international high schools in UK, US and China, Stafford House English language schools in UK, US and Canada and CSVPA (Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts).
price ($mm)
$188
rev ($mm)
$111
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EV / rev
1.7x
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closed 12/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Bridgepoint, acquired Cambridge Education Group

synopsis: Private equity house Bridgepoint has acquired the university pathway provider Cambridge Education Group (CEG). Cambridge Education Group offers high quality academic, creative and English language programs to prepare students to progress onto universities.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is one of the most experienced private equity investment firms based in Europe. With a clear, long-term focus on sectors where it can invest in robust middle market companies, it typically acquires businesses valued between €200 million and €1 billion. "
target parent: Palamon Capital Partners
target: Cambridge Education Group
Cambridge Education Group offers high quality academic, creative and English language programs to prepare students to progress onto universities.
price ($mm)
$303
rev ($mm)
$147
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
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2.1x
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11.0x
announced 8/28/2020 via Company Press Release

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire BigHand

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a global private equity firm, will acquire BigHand Ltd., a developer of workflow software and tools that help law firms and organisations optimise their workflows, productivity and profitability. BigHand's offerings include delegation workflow, document creation, business intelligence and matter pricing solutions.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity firm that invests across various targeted sectors. LLCP utilizes a differentiated Structured Private Equity investment strategy, combining debt and equity capital investments in portfolio companies. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: BigHand
UK-based BigHand develops and delivers workflow software and tools that help law firms and other organisations optimise their workflows, productivity, and profitability. The company’s offerings include delegation workflow, document creation, business intelligence, and matter pricing solutions.
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closed 12/18/2019 via PR Newswire

QualiTest Group, acquired AlgoTrace

synopsis: Qualitest, the world's largest software testing and quality assurance company, has acquired AlgoTrace, an Israeli company focused on building automated machine learning tools. AlgoTrace enables data analysts and data scientists to simplify and accelerate the prediction modelling processes.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: QualiTest Group
Qualitest is the world's largest independent managed services provider of quality assurance and testing solutions. As a strategic partner, Qualitest helps brands move beyond functional testing to adopt new innovations such as automation, AI, and crowd-sourced UX testing. "
target: AlgoTrace
AlgoTrace is an Israeli company focused on building automated machine learning tools. AlgoTrace enables data analysts and data scientists to simplify and accelerate the prediction modelling processes. Their software tool helps organizations to take the right decisions based on clear inputs.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

BigHand, acquired PayneGroup, Inc.

synopsis: BigHand, the largest provider of voice productivity software to the legal, healthcare and professional services market, has acquired PayneGroup, Inc., a developer of metadata removal and desktop automation software solutions. PayneGroup's metadata removal solutions helps to reduce or eliminate accidental data disclosure.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: BigHand
BigHand develops voice productivity software solutions for legal, healthcare, property, and financial companies worldwide. It offers BigHand Dictate, a software that dictates faster and enables users to record onto various devices and share, prioritize, and track their voice files. "
target: PayneGroup, Inc.
PayneGroup develops metadata removal and desktop automation software solutions. PayneGroup's metadata removal solutions helps to reduce accidental data disclosure. Their productivity software solutions help corporate legal departments and law firms with paragraph numbering and document creation.
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closed 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

BigHand, acquired Iphelion

synopsis: BigHand, a company that develops voice productivity software solutions for legal, healthcare, property, and financial companies worldwide, has acquired Iphelion, a software company who specialize in document automation and productivity tools for the legal market and are sought after for their professional services.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: BigHand
BigHand develops voice productivity software solutions for legal, healthcare, property, and financial companies worldwide. It offers BigHand Dictate, a software that dictates faster and enables users to record onto various devices and share, prioritize, and track their voice files. "
target: Iphelion
Iphelion are a software company who specialize in document automation and productivity tools for the legal market and are sought after for their professional services. Iphelion work with all sizes of firm from boutique to magic-circle.
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announced 7/10/2019 via PE Hub

Bridgepoint, will acquire QualiTest Group

synopsis: Bridgepoint has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Qualitest, a software testing and quality assurance company. Bridgepoint will replace Marlin Equity Partners as the majority owner of Qualitest. QualiTest Group is the world’s largest pure-play outsourced software testing and business assurance specialist with offices in the US, UK and India.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies in attractive markets with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. it focuses on acquiring well managed companies in sectors with the potential to grow through acquisition. "
target parent: Marlin Equity Partners
target: QualiTest Group
QualiTest Group is the world’s largest pure-play outsourced software testing and business assurance specialist with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel and India.
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announced 7/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire CATS Colleges

synopsis: Cambridge Education Group ("CEG") and its private equity owner, Bridgepoint, announced that they had agreed to sell CATS Colleges to Bright Scholar, the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China. CATS Colleges is an international school network focused primarily on international students.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$477.13)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: CATS Colleges
CATS Colleges comprises CATS international high schools in UK, US and China, Stafford House English language schools in UK, US and Canada and CSVPA (Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts).
price ($mm)
$188
rev ($mm)
$111
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

KGH Spedition, acquired Navitro AS

synopsis: KGH Customs Services, a Swedish company that provides custom brokerage services and offers a comprehensive range of border-related services, has acquired Navitro, a Norwegian software and services company in the data capture and document automation field.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: KGH Spedition
Headquartered in Sweden, KGH has been providing custom brokerage services since 1963. They offer a comprehensive range of border-related services to over 28,000 customers all over Europe. "
target: Navitro AS
Navitro is a Norwegian software and services company in the data capture and document automation field. Navitro provides solutions and services ensure that customers save both time and costs associated with their document processes.
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closed 4/8/2019 via PE Hub

PEI Media, acquired Buyouts Insider

synopsis: PEI Media Group, a global alternative assets information group, has acquired Buyouts Insider from Simplify Compliance, a provider of learning, events, and information solutions. Buyouts Insider is a collection of brands serving the private capital industry. Buyouts Insider offers digital news, data products, conferences and print publications.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: 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. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Buyouts Insider
Buyouts Insider houses a collection of highly regarded brands serving the private capital industry. Buyouts Insider offers digital news, industry intelligence, data products, conferences and print publications. Their brands include PEHub Network, Buyouts, Venture Capital Journal, and more.
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announced 3/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, will acquire Kyriba Corporation

synopsis: Private-equity firm Bridgepoint has agreed to take majority control of Kyriba Corp., a venture-backed provider of treasury-management software for corporate finance executives. Kyriba’s approach to cash management enables confidence in cash visibility and empowers CFOs to make strategic investment decisions.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies in attractive markets with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. it focuses on acquiring well managed companies in sectors with the potential to grow through acquisition. "
target: Kyriba Corporation
Kyriba is the global leader in cloud treasury solutions, delivering award winning cash management technology to CFOs, Treasurers, and Financial Professionals. Kyriba’s approach to cash management enables confidence in cash visibility and empowers CFOs to make strategic investment decisions.
price ($mm)
$160*
rev ($mm)
$110
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closed 5/10/2019 via BusinessWire

BlackRock, Inc., acquired eFront

synopsis: BlackRock, a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional & retail clients, has completed the acquisition of eFront, the world’s leading end-to-end alternative investment management software and solutions provider, from private equity firm Bridgepoint and eFront employees.
buyer: BlackRock, Inc. (BLK:$13,880.00)
BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional & retail clients. BlackRock helps clients meet their goals with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, & other pooled investment vehicles. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: eFront
eFront, founded in 1999, is based in Paris and is the leading technology provider for managing the alternatives investment lifecycle, from due diligence and portfolio planning, to performance and risk analysis, across a range of alternative asset classes.
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$1,300
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closed 7/19/2018 via PE Hub

Compass Partners International LLP, acquired Protocol

synopsis: Compass Partners International LLP, a private equity firm focused on secondary direct transactions, has acquired Protocol, a leading lecturer and assessor recruitment agency focusing on skills, education, and training.
buyer: Compass Partners International LLP
Based in the UK, Compass Partners International LLP is a private equity firm focused on secondary direct transactions. Compass Partners provides bespoke and flexible solutions to create liquidity solutions for financial institutions or corporates from legacy funds or assets. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: Protocol
Based in the UK, Protocol is a leading lecturer and assessor recruitment agency focusing on skills, education, and training. Their clients include further education colleges, universities, schools, local authorities, and independent training providers.
price ($mm)
$100
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closed 7/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bridgepoint, acquired Private Sport Shop SAS

synopsis: Bridgepoint, an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies, has acquired Private Sport Shop, a French online retailer of sports goods and apparel. Private Sport Shop offers products from 30 leading brands. Their members only Private Sales section offers products with discounts up to 70% from over 80 brands.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies in attractive markets with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. it focuses on acquiring well managed companies in sectors with the potential to grow through acquisition. "
target: Private Sport Shop SAS
Private Sport Shop is a French online retailer of sports goods and apparel. Private Sport Shop's The Shop section is open to all and offers products from 30 leading brands. Their Private Sales section is only available to members and offers products with discounts up to 70% from over 80 brands.
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announced 6/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, will acquire PEI Media

synopsis: Bridgepoint, an international private equity group, will acquire a majority stake in PEI Media, the global provider of insight, market-data and business conferences for professionals active in alternative asset class investment. PEI also publishes a portfolio of websites and associated magazines to deliver both breaking news and in-depth analysis.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies in attractive markets with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. it focuses on acquiring well managed companies in sectors with the potential to grow through acquisition. "
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)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspiring Learning

synopsis: Inspiring Learning, a UK headquartered provider of residential activity centres and educational trips for primary and secondary school children, has been acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is a European private equity firm. With over EUR 20 billion of capital raised to date, it typically focuses on acquiring well managed companies in attractive sectors with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. "
target: Inspiring Learning
Inspiring Learning is the UK’s largest independent provider of experiential learning for schools and young people, working with 250,000 children a year from all types of schools (state and private, primary and secondary, UK and international) and youth groups who stay with them for between 3-5 days.
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announced 4/19/2016 via Market Wire

Bridgepoint, Summit Partners, will acquire Calypso Technology Inc

synopsis: Calypso Technology, Inc., a leading provider of capital markets software, announced that it is to be acquired by European private equity fund Bridgepoint and global growth equity investor Summit Partners. Calypso offers an integrated suite of trading and risk management solutions used by over 34,000 market professionals in more than 60 countries.
buyer: Summit Partners
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint, a European private equity firm, focuses on acquiring well managed companies in attractive sectors with potential to grow organically or through acquisition. Summit Partners, a global growth equity firm, currently invested more than $7.2 billion in equity and fixed income opportunities. "
target: Calypso Technology Inc
Calypso is the leading provider of front-to-back technology solutions for the financial markets. With 19 years of experience delivering cross-asset solutions for trading, processing, risk management and accounting, Calypso brings simplicity to the most complex business and technology issues.
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closed 1/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Infront Sports & Media AG, acquired Omnigon

synopsis: Switzerland-based marketing company Infront Sports & Media has struck a deal to acquire a controlling 51% equity interest in digital media consultancy Omnigon. The company is a digital consulting firm that delivers strategic, technical and creative guidance and solutions to leaders in the sports, media and entertainment industries.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
buyer: Infront Sports & Media AG
Providing fully comprehensive services, Infront is transforming the industry through innovation and operational excellence, covering every area of sports marketing: rights distribution, host broadcast, digital media, brand development, event management and sponsorship. "
target: Omnigon
Omnigon is a digital consulting firm that delivers strategic, technical and creative guidance and solutions to leaders in the sports, media and entertainment industries.
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announced 4/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, will acquire Nordic Cinema Group

synopsis: Ratos AB has signed an agreement on the sale of the subsidiary Nordic Cinema Group, the leading cinema operator in the Nordic and Baltic regions, to Bridgepoint. Nordic Cinema Group operates 66 wholly owned cinemas with 444 screens in approximately 50 major towns. They are also the co-owner of an additional 48 cinemas.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is an international private equity firm focused on investing in leading middle market businesses headquartered in Europe. Its European buyout funds typically acquire businesses valued between €200m and €1 billion. "
target parent: Ratos AB
target: Nordic Cinema Group
Nordic Cinema Group is the leading cinema operator in the Nordic and Baltic regions, with more than 100 years of experience in managing and cultivating the cinema experience. We have 66 cinemas, 444 screens, and approx. 65,000 seats in almost 50 large and medium-sized cities.
price ($mm)
$545
rev ($mm)
$314
EBITDA ($mm)
$44
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.3x
announced 2/3/2015 via Reuters

Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd., will acquire Infront Sports & Media AG

synopsis: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd. is buying sports marketing company Infront Sports & Media AG. It focuses on distributing media rights for broadcasting sports events including the soccer World Cup and several Olympic winter sports. Dalian Wanda operates in four industries - commercial property, luxury hotels, culture & tourism, and department stores.
buyer: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
Dalian Wanda Group was founded in 1988 and operates in four major industries - commercial property, luxury hotels, culture & tourism, and department stores. It operates 98 Wanda Plazas, 60 hotels, 1,247 cinema screens, 89 karaoke establishments and 84 department stores throughout China. "
target parent: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
target: Infront Sports & Media AG
Infront Sports & Media AG is one of the leading international sports marketing groups in the world. Known for its high standards of delivery, the company covers all aspects of a successful sport event – including distribution of media rights, sponsorship, media production and event operations.
price ($mm)
$1,204
rev ($mm)
$917
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/28/2015 via BNC Analysis

Bridgepoint, acquired eFront SA

synopsis: eFront, the leading software provider of financial solutions for managing alternative investments, has been acquired by European private equity investor Bridgepoint. Headquartered in France, eFront provides end-to-end solutions dedicated to the financial services industry, specialising in enterprise risk management and alternative investments.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is one of the most experienced private equity investment firms based in Europe. With a clear, long-term focus on sectors where it can invest in robust middle market companies, it typically acquires businesses valued between €200 million and €1 billion. "
target parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
target: eFront SA
eFront provides end-to-end solutions dedicated to the financial services industry, specialising in enterprise risk management and alternative investments. Its solutions serve some of the largest companies in the private equity, real estate investment, banking and insurance sectors.
price ($mm)
$327
rev ($mm)
$80
EBITDA ($mm)
$17
EV / rev
4.1x
EV / EBITDA
18.8x
closed 10/23/2014 via BNC Analysis

digital spirit GmbH merged with Interactive Dialogues Ltd,

synopsis: Idox Plc, a supplier of software & services, said it has acquired Digital Spirit GMBH, a supplier of compliance solutions for an undisclosed sum from Infinitas Learning BV. Digital Spirit will be merged with the Interactive Dialogues business, which is part of the Public Sector Software Division.
buyer parent: IDOX plc
buyer: Interactive Dialogues Ltd
Interactive Dialogues was founded in 1998 and now serves a wide range of pan-European and global clients. Interactive Dialogues supplies a single solution that provides on-line corporate communications and compliance services throughout your organisation. "
target parent: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
target: digital spirit GmbH
digital spirit GmbH is a leading provider of compliance training and communication solutions. digital spirit’s customers include half of all companies listed on the DAX, numerous MDAX and SDAX companies, as well as a wide range of enterprises and SMEs that are not listed on the stock exchange.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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.
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closed 11/28/2016 via Market Wire

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired iMDsoft

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

MetrixLab, acquired MarketTools Inc.

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

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

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

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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announced 11/30/2020 via BusinessWire

ServiceNow, will acquire Element AI

synopsis: ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$4,220.93)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
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announced 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

synopsis: Capiton has entered into an agreement on the acquisition of a majority stake in Gemaco Group with the current majority shareholder Saffelberg Investments. Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry.
buyer: Capiton AG
Capiton is an owner-managed financial investor that invests in large SMEs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by means of MBOs and expansion financing. capiton's roots go back to the late 1970s. "
target parent: Saffelberg Investments
target: Gemaco N.V.
Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) customers. The Group has 13 locations worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$96
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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.
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announced 5/3/2018 via PR Newswire

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

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

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

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

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

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

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

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

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

synopsis: Nordnet Bank AB has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Finnish company eQ, from Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank hf. eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57 000 customer and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
buyer: Nordnet Bank AB
The Nordnet Group provides user-friendly and cost efficient services to private investors and companies within share trading, mutual fund investments and pension savings plans. The holding company, Nordnet AB (plc), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. "
target parent: Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank, hf.
target: eQ Corporation
eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57,000 customers and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Republic.co, acquired NextSeed Services LLC

synopsis: New York-based Republic, missioned to democratize investing has announced the acquisition of local business investment platform, NextSeed. NextSeed aims to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. The firm has facilitated over $20mn in investments from 25,000 members into 75 local businesses.
buyer: Republic.co
Republic is an open investment platform. People can choose from privately-held companies they believe in and can connect with their success as they fuel their growth. Republic is an investment platform where everyone can invest as little as $10 in innovative startups and ICOs. "
target: NextSeed Services LLC
NextSeed is on a mission to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. On the NextSeed platform, thriving local businesses can raise capital from the general public, and in turn, anybody can now invest in small businesses in their own backyard.
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announced 5/21/2009 via BusinessWire

PFGBEST, will acquire Alaron Futures & Options

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

Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC, acquired Integrity Trading Inc.

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

SoFi, acquired 8 Securities Limited

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

Guardian Capital Group, will acquire ModernAdvisor

synopsis: Guardian Capital Group Limited, a Canadian diversified financial services company, will acquire Modern Advisor Canada Inc., a leading Canadian digital advisor platform. ModernAdvisor is a fintech start-up that helps investors to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
buyer: Guardian Capital Group (TSX:GCG.A:$136.06)
Guardian Capital is a Canadian diversified financial services company operating in Asset Management and Financial Advisory. Guardian provides investment management services, financial advisory services, retail distribution of mutual funds, insurance, and general corporate services. "
target: ModernAdvisor
Vancouver-based ModernAdvisor is a digital investment management company. ModernAdvisor uses technology to help advisors bring Canadians intelligent investing options, allowing them to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
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Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, capital markets, credit strategies, and hedge funds. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,715.61
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,014.73
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
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,580.23
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$779.64
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: 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)
$1,880.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$179.70
EBIT ($mm)
$120.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NYSE:APO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management, LLC and its subsidiaries is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit and real estate, with significant distressed expertise.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,537.25
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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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: 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
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,072.28
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$112.95
Employees
1325
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$687.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$181.51
EBIT ($mm)
$160.04
Net Income ($mm)
$130.94
Employees
0
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Ticker: PSEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prospect Capital Corporation
Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company that operates as a closed-end, non-diversified investment company that lends to and invests in energy-related businesses.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$625.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$433.31
Net Income ($mm)
$292.38
Employees
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Ticker: TGOPF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3i Group Plc
3i Group Plc
3i Group plc is a multinational private equity and venture capital company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has offices in 13 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe and had total assets under management of £10.5 billion as at 31 March 2012.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$403.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.93
EBIT ($mm)
$253.21
Net Income ($mm)
$265.62
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:FIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fimalac SA
Fimalac SA
Fimalac is a diversified holding company, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, founded and managed by Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière. Fimalac Group is engaged in private equity, digital media, live shows and hotels and recreation.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$392.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($13.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($54.12)
Net Income ($mm)
$68.47
Employees
2911
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Ticker: MAIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation is a principal investment firm that provides long-term debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies and debt capital to middle market companies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$238.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$205.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$234.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$134.00
EBIT ($mm)
$87.00
Net Income ($mm)
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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