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closed 3/17/2015 via PR Newswire

Bertram Capital Management LLC, acquired Sandbox Studio, LLC

synopsis: Bertram Capital announced that it has formed a holding company to invest in businesses that create and manage digital content for ecommerce applications. Bertram launched this platform with the closing of an acquisition of Sandbox Studio, LLC, a leading provider of ecommerce product photography and creative content services.
buyer: Bertram Capital Management LLC
Bertram Capital is a San Mateo, CA based private equity investment firm with more than $850 million in capital under management. Bertram Capital's mission is to build value for equity holders, employees, customers, and partners by helping already profitable companies realize their full potential. "
target: Sandbox Studio, LLC
Founded in 1992, Sandbox Studio is a leading-edge commercial photography and creative services group with studios in Manhattan, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Portland (OR), Los Angeles and Memphis.
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closed 7/16/2018 via Company Press Release

MMR Research Worldwide, acquired Ideal Insight

synopsis: MMR Research Worldwide, a sensory marketing firm, has acquired Ideal Insight, a leading creative video agency. Ideal Insight's services include social media marketing, video production, photography, and 360 Google tours.
buyer: MMR Research Worldwide
MMR Research Worldwide works with the food & drink, household, and personal care categories to help brands reach their potential. They have a sensory approach to branding and strive to uncover the deeper meaning consumers attach to company's brand, pack, and product. "
target: Ideal Insight
Ideal Insight helps businesses drive sales, increase customer engagement and tell their brand's story. They create visual content for clients through their in-house production studio. Their services include social media marketing, video production, photography, and 360 Google tours.
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closed 4/18/2017 via Market Wire

Turbo Global Partners, Inc., acquired Zane Kuhle Studios, Inc.

synopsis: Turbo Global Partners (TURBO), trading as DIBZ International, Inc., has announced it has acquired niche video production company, Zane Kuhle Studios, Inc. Zane Kuhle Studios, Inc. is a full-service provider of Commercial Video and Photography services.
buyer: Turbo Global Partners, Inc. (OTCPK:DIBZ:$0.00)
TURBO is a diversified investment management company that partners with companies that generate long-term renewable predictable cash-flow. TURBO has acquired a number of companies that operate as wholly-owned subsidiaries; and entered multi-year joint venture revenue share agreements. "
target: Zane Kuhle Studios, Inc.
Zane Kuhle Studios, Inc. is a full-service provider of Commercial Video and Photography services. Zane Kuhle works with clients from conception, filming, and editing of commercial projects and television.
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closed 3/16/2017 via PR Newswire

PhotoFlight Aerial Media, acquired Notadrone.com

synopsis: PhotoFlight Aerial Media,the leading national commercial drone service provider offering state of the art FAA authorized UAV aerial media services, announced it has acquired Stribog Media LLC, operating as www.notadrone.com. Notadrone.com is is a drone operator providing aerial UAV videography and photography for businesses.
buyer: PhotoFlight Aerial Media
PhotoFlight Aerial Media is a FAA licensed and insured national drone operator with nationwide reach providing the highest quality drone services, while ensuring compliance, consistency, privacy and safety. This comprehensive drone service enables clients to leverage this amazing technology. "
target: Notadrone.com
Stribog Media LLC, operating as Notadrone.com, is a drone operator providing aerial UAV videography and photography for businesses.  Their specialty is turn-key solutions custom-tailored to the client's needs, from filming and video editing, to hosting, custom aircraft building, & operator training.
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closed 3/16/2017 via PR Newswire

PhotoFlight Aerial Media, acquired 500 Feet Drones, LLC

synopsis: PhotoFlight Aerial Media, the leading national commercial drone service provider offering state of the art FAA authorized UAV aerial media services, announced it has acquired 500 Feet Drones, LLC. 500 Feet Drones is a drone aerial media company offering businesses with extraordinary aerial photography.
buyer: PhotoFlight Aerial Media
PhotoFlight Aerial Media is a FAA licensed and insured national drone operator with nationwide reach providing the highest quality drone services, while ensuring compliance, consistency, privacy and safety. This comprehensive drone service enables clients to leverage this amazing technology. "
target: 500 Feet Drones, LLC
500 Feet Drones, LLC is a drone aerial media company offering businesses with extraordinary aerial photography. They take aerial photography to new heights through Productive and creative drone work. 500 Feet Drones is 107 certerfied and insured.
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closed 3/17/2015 via PR Newswire

Bertram Capital Management LLC, acquired OneKreate

synopsis: Bertram Capital announced that it has formed a holding company to invest in businesses that create and manage digital content for ecommerce applications. Bertram launched this platform today with the closing of an acquisition of OneKreate a leading provider of ecommerce product photography and creative content services.
buyer: Bertram Capital Management LLC
Bertram Capital is a San Mateo, CA based private equity investment firm with more than $850 million in capital under management. Bertram Capital's mission is to build value for equity holders, employees, customers, and partners by helping already profitable companies realize their full potential. "
target: OneKreate
OneKreate was founded in 2001 as a photography studio for retail, fashion and manufacturing companies. The company has expanded significantly to become a unique creative services organization with the mantra of "create once, share everywhere".
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closed 7/23/2014 via PR Web

Engine Shop, LLC, acquired Digital Wave Media Group

synopsis: Engine Shop, an award-winning experiential sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing agency, has acquired Digital Wave Media Group, an agency that specializes in content production, including videography, photography and post-production to brand, event, entertainment, celebrity and corporate advertising partners.
buyer: Engine Shop, LLC
Engine Shop is an experiential sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing agency that specializes in creating and producing integrated event-based programs for its clients while focusing on digital, social and mobile extensions to create deeper and broader engagement between brands and consumers."
target: Digital Wave Media Group
Digital Wave Media Group is a video production and photography company that specializes in nationwide video and photography social marketing, special events, music performances, entertainment & fashion, and celebrity sightings.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

NexTech AR Solutions Corp., acquired Hoot

synopsis: Canada's NexTech AR Solutions announced it has acquired Hoot, a major player in the 2D to 3D photography software industry. Hoot provides 3D and 360-degree product photography and spin and zoom technology to online retailers to boost sales and increase customer engagement.
buyer: NexTech AR Solutions Corp. (CNSX:NTAR:$0.05)
NexTech AR Solutions is a Canadian company that is bringing Augmented Reality to several industries including; cannabis industry, eCommerce, education, training, and video conference technology. "
target: Hoot
Hoot creates 3D and 360 degree product photography to help increase trust and sales for online retailers. Hoot bridges the gap between online shopping and in-store experience with rich visuals that allow shoppers to engage with the products.
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closed 3/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Triboo Digitale, acquired E-Photo S.r.l.

synopsis: Triboo Digitale, a company that provides fully outsourced tailor-made end-to-end e-commerce solutions for retail brands, has acquired 51% of E-Photo, a company that offers photography and video production services to the e-commerce industry.
buyer parent: Triboo S.p.A.
buyer: Triboo Digitale (BIT:TB:$37.36)
Triboo Digitale provides fully outsourced tailor-made end-to-end e-commerce solutions for retail brands. They maximize online and mobile sales implementing and managing their customers e-commerce activities. "
target: E-Photo S.r.l.
E-Photo s.r.l. offers photography and video production services to the e-commerce industry. They cover several fields such as clothing, footwear, leather goods, jewelry, home furnishing, linen, textiles, food and more.
price ($mm)
$1.06*
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$2
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closed 3/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Industrial Color Brands, purchased Studio Division from eBay Enterprise

synopsis: Industrial Color Brands announced its acquisition of eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions’ Studio Division, purchasing its ecommerce studios in New York, NY, King of Prussia, PA, and Louisville, KY. The Studio Division specializes in ecommerce photography services that enable brands and retailers to deliver consistent omni-channel experiences.
buyer: Industrial Color Brands
Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services. They led the industry through a culture of innovation, bringing state-of-the-art digital production and post-production solutions to their clients. "
seller parent: Banneker Partners
seller: eBay Enterprise
eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions’ Studio Division specializes in ecommerce photography services that enable brands and retailers to deliver consistent omni-channel experiences across all retail touch points. Its ecommerce studios are in New York, NY, King of Prussia, PA, and Louisville, KY.
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closed 12/17/2018 via BusinessWire

CoreLogic, Inc., acquired HomeVisit

synopsis: CoreLogic, a leading global provider of property information, insight, analytics and data-enabled solutions, announced the acquisition of HomeVisit, a leading provider of marketing focused real estate solutions, including property listing photography, videography, 3D modeling, drone imagery, and related services.
buyer: CoreLogic, Inc. (CLGX:$1,839.23)
CoreLogic is a leading global property information, analytics and data-enabled services provider. They combine data from public, contributory and proprietary sources, providing coverage of property and other encumbrances, consumer credit, tenancy, location, hazard risk and performance information. "
target: HomeVisit
Breakaway Holdings, LLC, dba HomeVisit, is a leading provider of marketing focused real estate solutions, including property listing photography, videography, 3D modeling, drone imagery, and related services.
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Entropia Group, purchased 360 Video Business from Vostok VR

synopsis: The 360-video business of Singapore-based virtual reality company Vostok VR has been acquired by independent Malaysian agency Entropia. Vostok VR was launched in Singapore in June 2014. Vostok VR's 360 Video Business offers 360 video production for social media and documentaries.
buyer: Entropia Group
ENTROPIA is a new age data-driven marketing consultancy based in Malaysia. Its vision is to help brands in the digital age, add more happiness to people's lives via highly relevant, delightful & authentic connections. "
seller: Vostok VR
Vostok VR's 360 Video Business offers 360 video production for social media and documentaries. It produced Happyland360, a critically acclaimed documentary that was one of the first 360 documentaries in Southeast Asia. 360 video is a tool to help brands convey messages in an unforgettable way.
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closed 7/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

DP Digital Media merged with System2 Ltd,

synopsis: DP Digital Media, a producer of engaging video and multimedia content that help clients communicate with their audience, has merged with System2, a communications company that specializes in PR, corporate intelligence, social media and communication strategies. DP Digital Media produces simple videos, complex animations, and live webcasts.
buyer: System2 Ltd
System2 is a communications company with applied thinking at the heart of everything they do. They shape perceptions through a variety of channels, including PR, political engagement, brand strategy, digital media and target audience intelligence. "
target: DP Digital Media
DP Digital Media helps their clients produce clear and engaging video and multimedia content that really gets their message across. The company produces simple videos, complex animations, and live webcasts that helps clients communicate with their audience.
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announced 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Dock10, will acquire 422.tv Limited

synopsis: Dock10 has announced a deal to acquire 100% of the shares of 422, the long established Manchester based post production and vfx business. The 422 client portfolio includes many of the leading advertising agencies and commercial production companies in the North of England, as well as a number of TV production businesses and major corporate brands.
buyer: Dock10
Dock10, operating at the heart of MediaCityUK, is a leading digital media service provider. Clients have access to a wide range of HD TV studios, digital post-production, cloud media management services and advanced connectivity options. "
target parent: Creative and Technical Media Services
target: 422.tv Limited
422 is a full service post-production company based in Manchester and Glasgow. They provide a comprehensive range of facilities and creative services for television, film and advertising.
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closed 2/17/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Voiceover Gallery, acquired Articulate Voices

synopsis: Manchester-based The Voiceover Gallery has acquired London boutique agency, Articulate Voices. Articulate Voices was established in 2011 by Rachel Kean and clients include Pinewood Studios, Saatchi & Saatchi and Side UK, who specialise in performance capture for blockbuster video games such as Assassins Creed and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
buyer: The Voiceover Gallery
The Voiceover Gallery is the UK's only specialist dual-based voice over agency with voice talent and studios in London and Manchester. "
target: Articulate Voices
Articulate Voices is a boutique agency whose clients include Pinewood Studios, Saatchi & Saatchi and Side UK, who specialise in performance capture for blockbuster video games such as Assassins Creed and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
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closed 4/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Technicolor SA, acquired Groupe Mikros Image

synopsis: Technicolor announced it has entered into an exclusive agreement with Mediacontech to acquire Mikros Image, a production company and post-production based in Paris and Montreal. Mikros image encompasses all aspects of post production: advertising, feature films, TV, video clips, video games and corporate communication.
buyer: Technicolor SA (ENXTPA:TCH:$4,513.87)
Technicolor, a worldwide technology leader in the media and entertainment sector, is at the forefront of digital innovation. Their world class research and innovation laboratories enable them to lead the market in delivering advanced video services to content creators and distributors. "
target parent: Mediacontech
target: Groupe Mikros Image
Mikros Image is dedicated to high-end visual effects and is a major player in the post production industry. Mikros image encompasses all aspects of post production: advertising, feature films, TV, video clips, video games and corporate communication.
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$14
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closed 4/10/2014 via Company Press Release

Splice, acquired Air Post Production

synopsis: Splice, a creative post-production facility, has acquired Air Post Production with immediate effect. AIR Post Production is the HD post production house in the heart of Shoreditch, specializing in editing and grading of TV programs, films, music videos and corporate communication videos.
buyer: Splice
Splice is a creative post-production facility in the heart of London's Shoreditch. They've built a fantastic reputation over the years, culminating in their winning the 'Highly Commended' award for best post house at the Broadcast Awards 2010. "
target parent: AIR Entertainment Group
target: Air Post Production
AIR Post Production is the HD post production house in the heart of Shoreditch, specializing in editing and grading of TV programs, films, music videos and corporate communication videos.
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closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Racing Post, acquired Independent Content Services

synopsis: Racing Post, a publisher of racing and betting information, has acquired Independent Content Services (ICS Media Group), a UK-based multimedia content provider and digital marketing agency that specializes in sports and gaming. ICS produces content and services such as audio, text, video and images for new and traditional publishing platforms.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Racing Post
Established in 1986, Racing Post is the market-leading publisher of racing and betting information both on and offline in the UK. Racing Post print products include the daily paper and two weekly titles and attracts more than 1,000,000 unique visitors per month. "
target: Independent Content Services
Independent Content Services (ICS Media Group) is a UK-based multimedia content provider and digital marketing agency that specializes in sports and gaming. ICS produces and supplies content and services such as audio, text, video and images for new and traditional publishing platforms.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Chulengo

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, has acquired Chulengo, an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Chulengo
Chulengo is an Argentina-based localization and post-production company. They have been working in the industry for more than six years now, for clients from all over the world.
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closed 11/15/2019 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired Scheune München

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business, announced the acquisition of Scheune München Mediaproduction GmbH, a video production and recording studio based in Munich. Scheune München provides audio and video post-production services for the media and entertainment industry.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: Scheune München
Scheune München Mediaproduction GmbH is a video production and recording studio based in Munich. Scheune München provides audio and video post-production services for the media and entertainment industry.
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closed 3/17/2015 via PR Newswire

Bertram Capital Management LLC, acquired Sandbox Studio, LLC

synopsis: Bertram Capital announced that it has formed a holding company to invest in businesses that create and manage digital content for ecommerce applications. Bertram launched this platform with the closing of an acquisition of Sandbox Studio, LLC, a leading provider of ecommerce product photography and creative content services.
buyer: Bertram Capital Management LLC
Bertram Capital is a San Mateo, CA based private equity investment firm with more than $850 million in capital under management. Bertram Capital's mission is to build value for equity holders, employees, customers, and partners by helping already profitable companies realize their full potential. "
target: Sandbox Studio, LLC
Founded in 1992, Sandbox Studio is a leading-edge commercial photography and creative services group with studios in Manhattan, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Portland (OR), Los Angeles and Memphis.
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closed 8/27/2019 via BusinessWire

VS Networks merged with Spectrio,

synopsis: Spectrio, one of the nation’s leading providers of in-store marketing solutions powered by content and technology, announced that it has merged with VS Networks, a company that develops, produces, and supports customized marketing solutions for clients in the retail channel.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: Spectrio
Spectrio is one of the nation’s leading end to end technology-enabled audio and video marketing companies, providing professional content and managed services on a monthly subscription basis. "
target: VS Networks
VS Networks develops, produces, and supports customized marketing solutions for clients in the retail channel. Specializing in cutting-edge digital and interactive signage, VS Networks designs fully manageable and scalable systems built to drive in-store sales and improve the customer experience.
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closed 7/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Spectrio, acquired LifeShare Technologies

synopsis: Spectrio, one of the nation’s leading providers of in-store marketing solutions powered by content and technology, announced the acquisition of LifeShare Technologies, a senior living communication and engagement technology company based in Greenfield, Ind.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: Spectrio
Spectrio is one of the nation’s leading end to end technology-enabled audio and video marketing companies, providing professional content and managed services on a monthly subscription basis. "
target: LifeShare Technologies
LifeShare Technologies is a senior living communication and engagement technology company based in Greenfield, Ind. LifeShare integrates community calendars, entertainment, activities, photos and videos, and messages into one simple online management portal.
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closed 6/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Spectrio, acquired Media Distribution Solutions

synopsis: Spectrio, one of the nation’s leading providers of in-store marketing solutions powered by content and technology, announced that it has acquired Media Distribution Solutions (MDS), a leader in low-cost, on-demand video creation based in Plano, Texas.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: Spectrio
Spectrio is one of the nation’s leading end to end technology-enabled audio and video marketing companies, providing professional content and managed services on a monthly subscription basis. "
target: Media Distribution Solutions
Media Distribution Solutions is a leader in low-cost, on-demand video creation based in Plano, Texas. Small and medium businesses utilizing MDS’ on-demand custom video can distribute their content online, on social media, on television and through other digital distribution channels.
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closed 4/23/2019 via BusinessWire

Commercials On Hold merged with Spectrio,

synopsis: Spectrio, one of the nation’s leading providers of in-store marketing solutions powered by content and technology, announced that it has merged with Commercials On Hold, a division of Transmedia Advertising. Commercials On Hold was one of the first companies in the U.S. to market the concept of music and messages on hold.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: Spectrio
Spectrio is one of the nation’s leading end to end technology-enabled audio and video marketing companies, providing professional content and managed services on a monthly subscription basis. "
target parent: Transmedia Advertising
target: Commercials On Hold
As one of the first companies in the U.S. to market the concept of music and messages on hold, Commercials On Hold has kept pace with changing technology in the telecom industry by adding digital delivery options, developing an online production studio, and partnering with VoIP providers.
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closed 12/13/2018 via BusinessWire

Codigo merged with Spectrio,

synopsis: Spectrio, one of the nation’s leading providers of in-store marketing solutions powered by content and technology, announced that it has merged with Louisville-based Codigo, a leader in retail media solutions, digital signage, and kiosk technology.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: Spectrio
Spectrio is one of the nation’s leading end to end technology-enabled audio and video marketing companies, providing professional content and managed services on a monthly subscription basis. "
target: Codigo
Codigo is a leader in retail media solutions, digital signage, and kiosk technology. Codigo is about bringing innovative media solutions to market so their customers can make a positive impact on the retail behavior of consumers in their stores. They are based in Louisville, Kentucky.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

DoubleDigit, acquired Universidad Creativa

synopsis: Costa Rican agency DoubleDigit acquired Universidad Creativa (UCreativa). UCreativa, based in San Pedro, Costa Rica, is a private higher education institution with courses in Fashion, Architecture, Graphics and Communication.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: DoubleDigit
DoubleDigit is a data-driven online content production company that provides customized content solutions and specializes in website, apps, social content creation and development. DoubleDigit is based in Costa Rica. "
target: Universidad Creativa
Universidad Creativa (UCreativa), based in San Pedro, Costa Rica, is a private higher education institution with courses in Fashion, Architecture, Graphics and Communication.
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closed 9/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Voice Solutions merged with Spectrio,

synopsis: Spectrio, one of the nation’s leading providers of in-store marketing solutions powered by content and technology, announced that it has merged with Minneapolis-based Voice Solutions, a woman-owned, sensory marketing service company founded in 2004.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: Spectrio
Spectrio is one of the nation’s leading end to end technology-enabled audio and video marketing companies, providing professional content and managed services on a monthly subscription basis. "
target: Voice Solutions
Voice Solutions is the premier provider of sensory marketing solutions. Since 2004, Voice Solutions has helped hundreds of unique brands in over 20 industries transform brand concepts into feelings, environments and tangible entities.
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closed 6/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Bertram Capital Management LLC, acquired Registrar Corp

synopsis: Bertram Capital announced its investment in Registrar, LLC, a leading SaaS assisted provider of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) compliance services to domestic and foreign food, medical device, drugs, and cosmetic facilities.
buyer: Bertram Capital Management LLC
Bertram Capital is a private equity firm targeting investments in lower middle market companies. By supplying flexible investment capital and committing a wealth of operational and strategic resources, they make their core objective to move companies toward unlocking their full potential. "
target: Registrar Corp
Registrar Corp is a leading SaaS assisted provider of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) compliance services to domestic and foreign food, medical device, drugs, and cosmetic facilities.
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closed 5/9/2018 via BusinessWire

CreativeDrive, acquired Zebra Worldwide

synopsis: Independent global content production company CreativeDrive has acquired Zebra Worldwide. The acquisition combines CreativeDrive’s network of over 150 studios in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and Europe with Zebra’s impressive portfolio of video and content production and localization offices across London, Paris, Cape Town, Kiev and Sydney.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: CreativeDrive
CreativeDrive is a global, independent creative and content creation company offering one of the largest studio networks with an interconnected team of dedicated creative directors, photographers, artists, motion graphic designers, engineers and specialists. "
target: Zebra Worldwide
Zebra Worldwide was founded as a production company in May 2005. Over the last 13 years the business has evolved and grown in line with brand’s desire to produce relevant, localized content quickly and efficiently.
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closed 3/15/2018 via BusinessWire

CreativeDrive, acquired Decora

synopsis: CreativeDrive, a global, independent creative and content creation company, has acquired 3D visualization and augmented reality tech-startup, Decora. Decora has streamlined the creation of 3D product models/SKUs and hyper-realistic CGI scenes and created the most scalable solution available to marketers to date.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: CreativeDrive
CreativeDrive is a global, independent creative and content creation company offering one of the largest studio networks with an interconnected team of dedicated creative directors, photographers, artists, motion graphic designers, engineers and specialists. "
target: Decora
Decora is a 3D visualization and augmented reality tech-startup based out of Brazil and Boca Raton, FL. The company has streamlined the creation of 3D product models/SKUs and hyper-realistic CGI scenes and created the most scalable solution available to marketers to date.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

CreativeDrive, acquired PIA Agency

synopsis: Media content network CreativeDrive is acquiring the Pia Agency, a creative content agency that has worked with companies such as HP Inc., DreamWorks, PepsiCo Blizzard, Petco and Sony. Financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: CreativeDrive
CreativeDrive is the world's largest studio network comprised of the most accomplished content creators. CreativeDrive helps brands produce innovative content smarter with scalability and efficiency using their proprietary platform and built-in end-to-end technology. "
target: PIA Agency
Pia Agency is a creative content agency that has worked with companies such as HP Inc., DreamWorks, PepsiCo Blizzard, Petco and Sony. The 32-person agency produces advertising, digital, mobile and web content across offices in Portland, Oregon, San Diego and San Francisco.
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closed 10/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Trademark Global, LLC, acquired DTX International, Inc.

synopsis: Trademark Global, LLC, a portfolio company of Bertram Capital and a rapidly growing provider of high-quality products to the world's top online retailers, announced the acquisition of DTX International, Inc., a premier online seller of branded specialty consumer products across home & kitchen, hardware, tools, and automotive accessories.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: Trademark Global, LLC
Trademark is a leading provider of a wide selection of high quality Company-branded and licensed products to top online retailers. Through its outstanding fulfillment and distribution capabilities, it enables its customers to offer their consumers an "endless aisle" shopping experience. "
target: DTX International, Inc.
DTX International, Inc. offers a wide range of specialty consumer products on Amazon.com and other third-party platforms. Their diversified portfolio consists of over 600 active SKUs with top category ranking and customer reviews.
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closed 9/20/2017 via PE Hub

Bertram Capital Management LLC, acquired Spectrio

synopsis: Bertram Capital has acquired The Riverside Company‘s stake in Florida-based Spectrio, a provider of customer engagement solutions. Spectrio LLC is a leading full-service provider of customer engagement solutions to a diversified set of enterprise and small to medium sized businesses. The Riverside Company has been the majority investor since 2014.
buyer: Bertram Capital Management LLC
Bertram Capital is a private equity firm targeting investments in lower middle market companies. By supplying flexible investment capital and committing a wealth of operational and strategic resources, they make their core objective to move companies toward unlocking their full potential. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Spectrio
Spectrio is one of the nation’s leading end to end technology-enabled audio and video marketing companies, providing professional content and managed services on a monthly subscription basis.
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announced 6/28/2017 via PR Newswire

CreativeDrive, will acquire DoubleDigit

synopsis: Global content provider CreativeDrive, a Bertram Capital portfolio company, has reached an agreement to acquire DoubleDigit, a data-driven online content production company that provides customized content solutions and specializes in website, apps, social content creation and development.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: CreativeDrive
CreativeDrive is the world's largest studio network comprised of the most accomplished content creators. CreativeDrive helps brands produce innovative content smarter with scalability and efficiency using their proprietary platform and built-in end-to-end technology. "
target: DoubleDigit
DoubleDigit is a data-driven online content production company that provides customized content solutions and specializes in website, apps, social content creation and development.
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closed 7/15/2015 via PR Newswire

Spireon, acquired Inilex, Inc.

synopsis: Spireon Inc., a portfolio company of Bertram Capital, announced the acquisition of privately held Inilex, a leader in next-generation GPS recovery software solutions. Inilex is a provider of intelligent telemetry solutions, that combines the power of Global Positioning Systems, with the flexibility of a best-in-class wireless messaging system.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: Spireon
Spireon, Inc. is a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)-based tools that support more than 2 million active connected vehicle subscribers through the company's vehicle finance and fleet telematics solutions, and trailer and asset intelligence GPS offerings. "
target: Inilex, Inc.
Inilex, the industry-leading provider of intelligent telemetry solutions, combines the power of Global Positioning Systems (GPS), with the flexibility of a best-in-class wireless messaging system, to develop telemetry solutions for businesses and consumers alike.
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closed 3/17/2015 via PR Newswire

Bertram Capital Management LLC, acquired Sandbox Studio, LLC

synopsis: Bertram Capital announced that it has formed a holding company to invest in businesses that create and manage digital content for ecommerce applications. Bertram launched this platform with the closing of an acquisition of Sandbox Studio, LLC, a leading provider of ecommerce product photography and creative content services.
buyer: Bertram Capital Management LLC
Bertram Capital is a San Mateo, CA based private equity investment firm with more than $850 million in capital under management. Bertram Capital's mission is to build value for equity holders, employees, customers, and partners by helping already profitable companies realize their full potential. "
target: Sandbox Studio, LLC
Founded in 1992, Sandbox Studio is a leading-edge commercial photography and creative services group with studios in Manhattan, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Portland (OR), Los Angeles and Memphis.
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closed 3/17/2015 via PR Newswire

Bertram Capital Management LLC, acquired OneKreate

synopsis: Bertram Capital announced that it has formed a holding company to invest in businesses that create and manage digital content for ecommerce applications. Bertram launched this platform today with the closing of an acquisition of OneKreate a leading provider of ecommerce product photography and creative content services.
buyer: Bertram Capital Management LLC
Bertram Capital is a San Mateo, CA based private equity investment firm with more than $850 million in capital under management. Bertram Capital's mission is to build value for equity holders, employees, customers, and partners by helping already profitable companies realize their full potential. "
target: OneKreate
OneKreate was founded in 2001 as a photography studio for retail, fashion and manufacturing companies. The company has expanded significantly to become a unique creative services organization with the mantra of "create once, share everywhere".
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closed 7/19/2012 via Reuters

Penguin Group, acquired Author Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin books owner Pearson has bought Author Solutions Inc (ASI) from Bertram Capital. Formed in 2007, ASI has enabled 150,000 authors to publish, market and distribute more than 190,000 books in print and electronic formats.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Penguin Group
The Penguin Group is a trade book publisher, the second largest in the world, after Random House. It is owned by Pearson PLC, the global media company who also own Pearson, the world's largest education publishing and technology group and the Financial Times, the business information group. "
target parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
target: Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), is the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through its self-publishing brands, AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Inkubook, and Wordclay, ASI enables more authors to self publish, promote, and sell their books than any other company in the world.
price ($mm)
$116
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/5/2012 via BNC Analysis

Snap MyLife, Inc., acquired Inkubook

synopsis: Author Solutions, Inc. has sold Inkubook, an online personal photobook publishing service to Snap MyLife, Inc. Inkubook was developed by Author Solutions, Inc., the world's leading provider of self-publishing services and a portfolio company of Bertram Capital.
buyer: Snap MyLife, Inc.
Based in Princeton, NJ, Snap MyLife, Inc. is a fast-growing developer of consumer cloud-service applications for managing content on mobile devices and other internet-enabled consumer electronics. "
target parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
target: Inkubook
Inkubook is an easy-to-use online personal photo book publishing service that enables people to make drop-dead gorgeous photo books in minutes. With Inkubook, it's simple to upload photos and then drag-and-drop them onto creative layouts to make a fantastic book.
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closed 4/6/2009 via PR Newswire

Author Solutions, Inc., acquired Trafford Publishing

synopsis: Author Solutions, the world leader in indie book publishing - the fastest-growing segment of book publishing, announced the acquisition of the publishing assets of Trafford Publishing of Victoria, British Columbia.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
buyer: Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), is the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through its self-publishing brands, AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Inkubook, and Wordclay, ASI enables more authors to self publish, promote, and sell their books than any other company in the world. "
target: Trafford Publishing
The first company in the world to offer an "on-demand publishing service," Trafford has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford also was one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books.
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closed 1/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG, acquired WEBfactory GmbH

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

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired iMDsoft

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

MetrixLab, acquired MarketTools Inc.

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

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

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

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

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

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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announced 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)
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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 $17 billion of assets under management, and RMRM Holdings, which is led by David Robbins, Lex Miron and Larry Robbins. "
target: Relativity Media, LLC
Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content. They are engaged in the production and distribution of movies, television, fashion, sports, digital and music.
price ($mm)
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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 $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
price ($mm)
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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
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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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)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2010 via BNC Analysis

FXCM Inc., acquired ODL Securities

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

VinaCapital Investment Management, acquired Smartly Pte Ltd

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

Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV, acquired TradersOnly BV

synopsis: LYNX, a Dutch specialist in online investing, has acquired TradersOnly, the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
buyer: Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV
LYNX is a Dutch specialist in online investing. LYNX provides investors with access to more than 100 exchanges in 20 countries through its user-friendly trading platform. The company was founded in 2006 and has been active on the Dutch market since 2007. "
target: TradersOnly BV
TradersOnly is the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
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year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,068.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,458.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,400.50
Net Income ($mm)
$379.10
Employees
0
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Ticker: RTOBF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ratos AB
Ratos AB
Ratos is a private equity company that invests in Nordic companies where their core expertise as a professional, active and responsible owner over time creates good value growth. Added value is created in connection with acquisition, development and divestment of these primarily unlisted companies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,530.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.89
EBIT ($mm)
$80.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SIVB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank helps innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. They provide a full range of financial services to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,387.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$824.79
Employees
2836
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Ticker: NYSE:APO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management, LLC and its subsidiaries is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit and real estate, with significant distressed expertise.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,816.74
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$489.91
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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments. They emphasize an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt, control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,315.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.51
EBIT ($mm)
$331.49
Net Income ($mm)
$224.77
Employees
0
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Ticker: SWX:PGHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 900 institutional investors worldwide. They have USD 66 billion in assets under management and more than 950 professionals across 19 offices worldwide.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,024.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$626.28
EBIT ($mm)
$620.16
Net Income ($mm)
$587.63
Employees
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Ticker: COWN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm that operates through two business segments: a broker dealer and an investment management division. Cowen Inc. focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to their clients in order to help them outperform.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$865.94
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$36.16
Employees
0
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Ticker: PSEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prospect Capital Corporation
Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company that operates as a closed-end, non-diversified investment company that lends to and invests in energy-related businesses.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$625.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$433.31
Net Income ($mm)
$292.38
Employees
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Ticker: 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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