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closed 3/18/2015 via Market Wire

Court Square Capital Partners, acquired Research Now Group, Inc.

synopsis: Research Now Group, Inc. announced that Court Square Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, has completed its previously announced acquisition of the company. Research Now Group, Inc., headquartered in Plano, Texas, is the global leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights.
buyer: Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square is one of the most experienced teams in the private equity industry. Since 1979, the team has made over 200 investments including several landmark transactions and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. "
target: Research Now Group, Inc.
Research Now Group, Inc. is the leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights. It enables data-driven decision making for clients who listen to and interact with the world’s consumers and business professionals through Research Now’s online panels and other media technologies.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

ResearchBods merged with STRAT7,

synopsis: UK's specialist data and analytics agency ResearchBods, is now a part of STRAT7 – a new UK group backed by Horizon Capital that will help businesses and brands extract and interpret customer insights to create powerful data driven strategies.
buyer parent: Horizon Capital
buyer: STRAT7
UK’s STRAT7 is an inspired partnership of data, insight analytics and strategy specialists. STRAT7 was created to help brands overcome the challenges of capturing consumer data seamlessly and harnessing the insights to evolve strategies and make game-changing business decisions. "
target: ResearchBods
UK's ResearchBods is a creative and forward thinking company with vast experience within market research. They help brands, businesses and organisations understand and engage with their customers, stakeholders or employees through access panels, insight communities and digital research solutions.
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announced 12/17/2018 via BusinessWire

Verint Systems Inc., will acquire ForeSee

synopsis: Verint Systems Inc., a leader in Actionable Intelligence solutions, is to acquire ForeSee. ForeSee voice of the customer (VoC) software solutions are designed for business impact, to measure and benchmark a 360-degree view of the customer across every touchpoint in digital, location, and contact center.
buyer: Verint Systems Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRNT:$1,255.80)
Verint is a leader in Actionable Intelligence solutions with a focus on customer engagement optimization, security intelligence, and fraud, risk and compliance. Organizations in more than 180 countries count on intelligence from Verint solutions to make more informed, effective and timely decisions."
target: ForeSee
ForeSee® helps companies grow by listening to what matters most—customer voices. ForeSee voice of the customer (VoC) software solutions are designed for business impact, to measure and benchmark a 360-degree view of the customer across every touchpoint in digital, location, and contact center.
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closed 6/22/2016 via BNC Analysis

STR Global, Ltd., acquired LJ Research Limited

synopsis: STR, a data benchmarking and analytics specialist, has acquired LJ Research, a full-service market research agency. The company specialises in analysing customer feedback and is a leading provider of key data and specialised insights to the tourism, travel and hospitality industry.
buyer: STR Global, Ltd.
STR Global track supply and demand data for the hotel industry and provide valuable market share analysis for international, regional hotel chains and independent hotels. They offer standard reports and customized data sets that help forecast market performance and supply and demand dynamics. "
target: LJ Research Limited
LJ Research is a full-service market research agency undertaking quantitative and qualitative market research. They’re experts in analysing customer feedback and delivering actionable insights. They are used to applying quantitative methods in online, face-to-face, or self-completion questionnaires.
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closed 2/10/2016 via Company Description

GfK Group, acquired Netquest

synopsis: GfK, the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information, has acquired Netquest, an independent online field provider for the market research sector in Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions. More than 13,000 market research experts combine their passion with GfK’s long-standing data science experience. "
target: Netquest
Founded in Barcelona in 2001, Netquest is an independent online field provider for the market research sector in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. They have more than 400,000 consumers willing to give their opinion in 21 countries, and the latest technology in order to manage and survey them.
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closed 3/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

OnePoll Limited, acquired 2Brewarded

synopsis: In the UK, OnePoll, which specialises in conducting online polls for PR purposes, has acquired panel provider 2Brewarded. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2013, 2Brewarded runs short surveys on behalf of brands and organisations, offering panellists points which can be redeemed for cash.
buyer parent: SWNS Media Group
buyer: OnePoll Limited
OnePoll conducts surveys, hold online discussions, offer a range of reporting solutions, build research communities, write compelling reports, and get their clients press and digital exposure, and much more. "
target: 2Brewarded
Founded in 2013, 2Brewarded runs online surveys on behalf of brands and organisations of all shapes and sizes. For every survey users complete, they will receive credits, and 2Brewarded will pay cash straight into their PayPal or bank account when their credits reach just £20.
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announced 7/17/2014 via BusinessWire

Rakuten Inc., will acquire AIP Corporation

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc. announced that it has reached a basic agreement with a group of shareholders, which includes the largest individual shareholder, of AIP Corporation, a Tokyo-based leading online market research fieldwork agency in Asia, for the acquisition of its outstanding shares.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$11,169.44)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet service companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target: AIP Corporation
AIP is the leading online market research fieldwork agency in Asia. AIP's proprietary panels in 15 markets are actively managed to the highest standards, combined with dedicated multi-national/lingual consultants who are specialized in global projects.
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closed 12/23/2013 via BusinessWire

Answers Corporation, acquired ForeSee

synopsis: Answers Corporation, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions that enhance customer acquisition and brand engagement, announced it has acquired ForeSee Results, Inc., the leader in customer experience analytics.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: Answers Corporation
Established in 1998, Answers Corporation is the industry’s top destination for Q&A content. The Answers platform integrates and surfaces the best content from subject matter experts, community members, social networks, and Internet databases to create the most multidimensional resource on the Web. "
target: ForeSee
ForeSee Results, Inc. provides online customer satisfaction measurement solutions in the US and internationally. The company enables organizations to understand how improvements to customer satisfaction lead to profitable behaviors.
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closed 12/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

GfK Group, acquired Knowledge Networks Inc.

synopsis: GfK, one of the largest market research companies in the world, has acquired US-based consumer specialist Knowledge Networks. Founded in 1998, Knowledge Networks provides online research solutions including KnowledgePanel, which claims to offer a ‘truly representative’ sample of the US population.
buyer: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
The GfK Group is one of the largest market research companies in the world. GfK delivers services in all major consumer, pharmaceutical, media and service sector market segments. Its services are divided into three sectors: Custom Research, Retail and Technology and Media. "
target: Knowledge Networks Inc.
Knowledge Networks is passionate about research in packaged goods, retail, media, health and social policy. It specializes in innovative online research that consistently gives leaders in business, government, and academia the confidence to make important decisions.
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closed 10/6/2009 via PR Newswire

Knowledge Networks, acquired Dimestore Media, Inc.

synopsis: Knowledge Networks has acquired Dimestore Media, whose unique, proprietary technology enables marketers to measure the effectiveness of digital advertising by adding engaging surveys to online content as consumers engage in various digital media across the Internet.
buyer: Knowledge Networks
Knowledge Networks specializes in solving complex, high-impact problems. They work closely with clients to create healthy consumer-brand connections, effective marketing and advertising, sound public policies, and accurate social science research. "
target: Dimestore Media, Inc.
Dimestore Media enhances video and other advertising by wrapping ads in a casual game format that can be configured to test attentiveness and brand response or purchase intent and direct response.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Critical Mix, Inc., acquired UBMobile

synopsis: Critical Mix, a premier global data and insights company, acquired UBMobile, a mobile-first consumer insights technology and services company. UBMobile captures stated and observed consumer data to improve marketing decision making. Their LifeTap app helps to reach consumers to deliver more representative audiences and reliable insights.
buyer: Critical Mix, Inc.
Critical Mix creates insights that drive business decisions with easy, collaborative tools to access global target audiences, program engaging surveys and visualize results. Insights professionals around the world rely on their simplified solutions to help them innovate and grow. "
target: UBMobile
UBMobile is a mobile-first consumer insights technology and service company. Using modern technologies, UBMobile captures stated and observed consumer data to improve marketing decision making. Their LifeTap app helps to reach consumers to deliver more representative audiences and reliable insights.
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announced 5/8/2012 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire iPinion, LLC

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc., a global leader in digital data collection and owner of Research Now, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of iPinion, LLC. Founded in early 2010, iPinion is a fast-growing, global leader in the mobile research market having released its enterprise platform in June 2011.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. provides permission based digital data collection and reporting services worldwide. It offers online sampling and survey data collection services ranging from programming and hosting to sample delivery and scripting to online reporting for various research projects. "
target: iPinion, LLC
iPinion, LLC is a leading enterprise-grade smartphone and tablet market research solutions provider. iPinion delivers unprecedented data collection capabilities for consumer insights and market research in the mobile world.
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closed 7/6/2011 via BusinessWire

Knowledge Networks, acquired Cada Cabeza

synopsis: Knowledge Networks has acquired Garcia Research Associates, a firm known for its thoughtful approaches to measuring the growing influence of Latinos on commerce and society in the U.S. The acquisition of Cada Cabeza, along with KnowledgePanel LatinoSM and the National Shopper Lab, strengthens KN’s ability to reach U.S. Hispanic segments.
buyer: Knowledge Networks
Knowledge Networks is passionate about research in packaged goods, retail, media, health and social policy – collaborating closely with client teams throughout the research process, while applying rigor in everything it does. "
target: Cada Cabeza
Garcia Research Associates is a firm well known for its thoughtful approaches to measuring the growing influence of Latinos on commerce and society in the U.S. Its Cada CabezaSM survey panel provides high respondent engagement and expert bilingual support.
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closed 1/3/2012 via Capital IQ

SurveyMonkey.com, TPG Growth, acquired MarketTools Inc.

synopsis: TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, and SurveyMonkey, the leader in web-based survey solutions, announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MarketTools, Inc., a leading provider of software and services for market research and enterprise feedback management.
buyer: TPG Growth
buyer: SurveyMonkey.com (NasdaqGS:SVMK:$276.92)
TPG Growth is a principal investment firm specializing in early stage, growth capital, and leveraged buyouts investments. The firm primarily invests in the technology, life sciences, biotechnology, renewable energy, and retail sectors. "
target parent: Ticonderoga Capital Inc.
target: MarketTools Inc.
MarketTools is the leading provider of software and services for enterprise feedback management and market research. It is focused on providing leading organizations the actionable customer insights they need to make better business decisions that lead to high-value business impact.
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announced 9/10/2008 via PR Newswire

ZM Capital, will purchase Internet survey solutions from Greenfield Online, Inc.

synopsis: Microsoft Corp. and Greenfield Online Inc. announced that in connection with the acquisition agreement between the two companies, Microsoft has signed an agreement to sell the Greenfield Online Internet survey solutions business to ZM Surveys LLC, an entity affiliated with ZM Capital L.P., a private equity investment partnership.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia
buyer: ZM Capital
ZM Capital is a private equity investment partnership focused on entertainment and media investments. The partners have extensive experience investing in the marketing services, business information, advertising, interactive entertainment, direct marketing, recorded music, film and television. "
seller parent: Microsoft Corporation
seller: Greenfield Online, Inc.
Greenfield Online, Inc. is a global interactive media and services company that collects consumer attitudes about products and services, enabling consumers to reach informed purchasing decisions about the products and services they want to buy; and helping companies better understand their customer.
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closed 11/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ironwood Insights Group, acquired Discovery Research Group

synopsis: Ironwood Insights Group, a full-service research firm dedicated to helping their clients make informed business decisions, has acquired the data collection company, Discovery Research Group, headquartered in Saratoga Springs, UT.
buyer: Ironwood Insights Group
Ironwood Insights Group is a full-service research firm dedicated to helping their clients make informed business decisions. They aim to fully understand their client's research objectives. With those objectives, they design a research strategy to achieve their clients'​ specific goals. "
target: Discovery Research Group
Discovery Research Group, with 30+ years of experience, completing thousands of surveys each year, they are the best choice for high quality, competitively priced data collection methodologies in market research, healthcare follow up, customer loyalty, tracking and polling studies.
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closed 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Schlesinger Group, acquired Focus Pointe Global

synopsis: Schlesinger Group, a leading international data collection and research services company, has acquired Focus Pointe Global, a US marketing research data collection company offering a range of in-person and online qualitative solutions.
buyer parent: Gauge Capital
buyer: Schlesinger Group
Schlesinger Group is a data collection company offering a broad range of qualitative and quantitative research solutions. They provide effective online surveys that include programming and hosting. As the world transforms, they reach for new heights, redefining services beyond clients’ expectations."
target: Focus Pointe Global
Focus Pointe Global is a US marketing research data collection company offering a range of in-person and online qualitative solutions with expertise in the consumer space, clinical studies, and jury research. Its 1.6 million-member QualPanel is a rich source of qualified respondents.
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announced 6/3/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Beyond Commerce, Inc., will acquire Issues & Answers Network, Inc.

synopsis: Beyond Commerce, Inc., a provider of B2B internet marketing analytics, technologies and services, announced it has agreed to acquire Issues & Answers Network, Inc. Issues & Answers is a global consumer insights research partner providing answers for brands and companies through both qualitative and quantitative methodologies.
buyer: Beyond Commerce, Inc. (OTCPK:BYOC:$0.46)
Beyond Commerce, Inc. is focused on business combinations of "big data" companies in the global B2B internet marketing analytics, technologies and related services space. Their objective is to develop and deploy software technology that will build on growth potential and to exploit opportunities. "
target: Issues & Answers Network, Inc.
Issues & Answers Network (I&A) is a global consumer insights research partner dedicated to providing the answers that brands or companies need through both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. I&A collects information through telephone interviewing, web surveys and face-to-face focus groups.
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closed 4/3/2019 via PE Hub

Bonamy Finch merged with STRAT7,

synopsis: UK's specialist data and analytics agency Bonamy Finch, is now a part of STRAT7 – a new UK group backed by Horizon Capital that will help businesses and brands extract and interpret customer insights to create powerful data driven strategies.
buyer parent: Horizon Capital
buyer: STRAT7
UK’s STRAT7 is an inspired partnership of data, insight analytics and strategy specialists. STRAT7 was created to help brands overcome the challenges of capturing consumer data seamlessly and harnessing the insights to evolve strategies and make game-changing business decisions. "
target: Bonamy Finch
UK’s Bonamy Finch is an analytically-driven insights consultancy group. They provide a unique blend of advanced analytics, data science and bespoke research solutions to uncover growth opportunities for the world’s leading brands.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Delineate., acquired Opinion.Life

synopsis: UK's Insights and data firm Delineate has acquired survey and opinion research business Opinion.Life. Opinion.Life was co-founded by Delineate CEO James Turner and Dr Zsolt Kiss in the UK as a challenger polling company. It uses a proprietary set of algorithms built on data science and behavioral science to better predict consumer opinions.
buyer: Delineate.
Delineate. is a UK company whose mission is to put better data and more meaningful insights into the hands of marketers and communicators. They fuse the best of opinion research, modern technology and data science to provide insight solutions for real world marketing and communication challenges. "
target: Opinion.Life
UK's Opinion.Life is an international market research firm driven by the idea that all opinions matter. Opinion.Life uses a combination of opinion polling, data science and behavior science to accurately understand and predict the true opinions, behaviors, and attitudes that shape the world.
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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 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

Research Now SSI, acquired DMA Institute

synopsis: Research Now SSI, the global leader in digital market research data and data services, has acquired DMA Institute, an independent SaaS Enterprise Solution that is designed to bring full transparency to the digital media measurement and effect validation.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Research Now SSI
Research Now SSI is the world's leading global provider of first-party consumer and professional data based on extensive, proprietary market research panels. The company has built innovative data services and solutions that bring the voice of the individual to the entire marketing spectrum. "
target: DMA Institute
DMA Institute provides an independent SaaS Enterprise Solution that is designed to bring full transparency to the digital media measurement and effect validation. The company's philosophy is to bring full, validated and integrated transparency to sellers and buyers of digital media.
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announced 10/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Survey Sampling International will be merged with Research Now Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Research Now Group, Inc., a global leader in digital research data for better insights and business decisions, announced that they have signed a merger agreement with Survey Sampling International (SSI), a premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business survey research.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Research Now Group, Inc.
Research Now Group, Inc., is a global leader in digital research data for better insights and business decisions. The company provides world-class research data solutions that enable better decisions and better results for its 3,000 market research, consulting, media, and corporate clients. "
target parent: HGGC, LLC
target: Survey Sampling International
Survey Sampling International (SSI) is a premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business survey research. SSI reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings.
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closed 3/18/2015 via Market Wire

Court Square Capital Partners, acquired Research Now Group, Inc.

synopsis: Research Now Group, Inc. announced that Court Square Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, has completed its previously announced acquisition of the company. Research Now Group, Inc., headquartered in Plano, Texas, is the global leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights.
buyer: Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square is one of the most experienced teams in the private equity industry. Since 1979, the team has made over 200 investments including several landmark transactions and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. "
target: Research Now Group, Inc.
Research Now Group, Inc. is the leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights. It enables data-driven decision making for clients who listen to and interact with the world’s consumers and business professionals through Research Now’s online panels and other media technologies.
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announced 5/8/2012 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire iPinion, LLC

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc., a global leader in digital data collection and owner of Research Now, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of iPinion, LLC. Founded in early 2010, iPinion is a fast-growing, global leader in the mobile research market having released its enterprise platform in June 2011.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. provides permission based digital data collection and reporting services worldwide. It offers online sampling and survey data collection services ranging from programming and hosting to sample delivery and scripting to online reporting for various research projects. "
target: iPinion, LLC
iPinion, LLC is a leading enterprise-grade smartphone and tablet market research solutions provider. iPinion delivers unprecedented data collection capabilities for consumer insights and market research in the mobile world.
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announced 5/11/2011 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire Conversition Strategies

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire Conversition Strategies, a pioneer in the Social Media Research industry. Its primary, EvoListen, collects data sourced from online social media outlets, filters the data collected, utilizes scientific sampling and weighting to report the results, and then formats it into quantitative data sets.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. is a global leader in permission based digital data collection and reporting. With over 1000 employees worldwide, it operates a strong portfolio of brands including Research Now, e-Miles, and Peanut Labs. "
target: Conversition Strategies
Conversition Strategies is an online social media data collection company based in Toronto, Canada. Conversition listens to consumers by applying scientific principles to the collection and analysis of social media data.
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closed 10/8/2010 via Market Wire

e-Rewards, Inc., acquired Peanut Labs, Inc.

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc. announced the successful completion of its recently announced transaction to acquire Peanut Labs, Inc. ("Peanut Labs"). Effective immediately, Peanut Labs is a wholly-owned subsidiary of e-Rewards.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc., owns Research Now, a global online sampling and online data collection company, recognized for delivering high-quality panelists, high response rates, and industry-leading panel retention rates. "
target: Peanut Labs, Inc.
Peanut Labs enables companies to gather quality data for market research by embedding surveys into a large and diverse population of social media sites. Peanut Labs has grown its respondent pool from 20 million consumers in 2007 to over 240 million consumers to date.
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announced 12/15/2009 via Capital IQ

e-Rewards, Inc., will acquire Research Now Plc

synopsis: e-Rewards, Inc., the United States' largest online market research panel provider, announced that it has reached an agreement on the terms of a Recommended Acquisition of Research Now PLC, one of the research industry's leading international online fieldwork and panel firms.
buyer: e-Rewards, Inc.
e-Rewards, Inc. is the world's largest "by-invitation-only" online research panel provider, serving nearly 1,000 market research clients. With millions of participating panelists, the e-Rewards® Opinion Panels provide research firms with quality respondents. "
target: Research Now Plc
Research Now is one of the leading international online fieldwork and panel specialists to the global market research industry and some of the world's best known companies with offices in London, Paris, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Munich, Athens, New York, San Francisco, and elsewhere.
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Ahead, LLC, will acquire Sovereign Systems LLC

synopsis: Chicago-based AHEAD and Atlanta-based Data Blue, both leading providers of digital infrastructure to large enterprises, announced an agreement to merge their two companies, plus acquire Sovereign Systems, also of Atlanta. Sovereign Systems is a leader in Storage, Virtualization and Cloud Services.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Ahead, LLC
Ahead, LLC develops and distributes enterprise service management, cloud infrastructure, and mobility solutions. The company offers IT service automation, IT business management, business process automation, portfolio management, data center infrastructure, automation and orchestration. "
target: Sovereign Systems LLC
Launched in 2007, Sovereign Systems is a leader in Storage, Virtualization and Cloud Services. They help companies transform legacy IT infrastructure into ultra-efficient, cloud-based platforms.
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announced 5/15/2019 via Company Press Release

Ahead, LLC, will acquire Link Solutions Group, LLC

synopsis: AHEAD, a leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions, will acquire Link Solutions Group, an IT solutions provider with a core focus in Data Center solutions. Link Solutions Group provides solutions for Converged Infrastructure, Cloud Strategy, Flash Solutions, Big Data, Data Protection, Compute, Core Network and Software Defined Data Centers.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Ahead, LLC
Ahead, LLC develops and distributes enterprise service management, cloud infrastructure, and mobility solutions. The company offers IT service automation, IT business management, business process automation, portfolio management, data center infrastructure, automation and orchestration. "
target: Link Solutions Group, LLC
Link Solutions Group is an IT solutions provider with a core focus in Data Center solutions. Link Solutions Group provides solutions for Converged Infrastructure, Cloud Strategy, Flash Solutions, Big Data, Data Protection, Compute, Core Network and Software Defined Data Centers.
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closed 4/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Court Square Capital Partners, acquired Data Blue

synopsis: Platinum Equity and The Gores Group announced the sale of Data Blue to Court Square Capital Partners. Founded in 2011, Data Blue is a provider of customized infrastructure, cloud architecture and virtualized solutions to enterprise customers in North America.
buyer: Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square is a middle market private equity firm with one of the most experienced investment teams in the industry. Since 1979, the team has completed 225 investments, including several landmark transactions, and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Data Blue
Data Blue delivers customized storage, backup and server virtualization solutions, utilizing vast cross-platform integration expertise and unparalleled product knowledge to meet the unique needs of its clients' IT environments.
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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 11/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Mspark, Inc., acquired AdVenture Magazine

synopsis: AdVenture, a locally-owned direct mailing publication in St. Joseph, MO has been acquired by Mspark. Mspark, based in Helena, AL, is a results-oriented print and media distribution company, with the proven ability to deliver measurable results in rural markets across America.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Mspark, Inc.
Mspark, a privately held, national print and digital media distribution company, has partnered with clients to deliver reliable advertising solutions since 1988. Their business success stems from a simple premise providing measurable results and a solid return on the customer's marketing investment."
target: AdVenture Magazine
AdVenture is a locally-owned direct mailing publication in St. Joseph, MO. They connect businesses to the buying public via a direct mailed magazine for a fraction of the cost of a business doing a private mailing. Over 42,000+ mailed monthly
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announced 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Bain Capital, will acquire Rocket Software, Inc.

synopsis: Rocket Software, a global technology provider and leader in developing and delivering enterprise modernization and optimization solutions, announced the signing of a definitive agreement for Bain Capital Private Equity to acquire a majority stake in the company.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $95 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target parent: Court Square Capital Partners
target: Rocket Software, Inc.
Rocket Software, Inc. is a technology company that helps organizations in the IBM ecosystem and develops enterprise software solutions. It offers products in the areas of application lifecycle management and development, archive, backup management, etc.
price ($mm)
$2,000
rev ($mm)
$450
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

Court Square Capital Partners, acquired Getaroom

synopsis: Court Square Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in Getaroom, an online hotel reservation website that allows travelers to search, find, review, and book the rooms they want at the best value possible. Getaroom offers hotels, condominiums, time share resorts, condo hotels, and more.
buyer: Court Square Capital Partners
The Court Square team is one of the most experienced teams in private equity having completed more than 220 investments over the past three decades. Together they have developed a disciplined investment process and sound, time-tested investment judgment. "
target: Getaroom
Dallas-based Getaroom started as a hotel-booking website for customers, but shortly thereafter pivoted to a business-to-business supplier of hotels - and lately vacation rentals, also - to affiliates, including online travel bureaus, metasearch sites, airlines, and destination websites.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

Research Now SSI, acquired DMA Institute

synopsis: Research Now SSI, the global leader in digital market research data and data services, has acquired DMA Institute, an independent SaaS Enterprise Solution that is designed to bring full transparency to the digital media measurement and effect validation.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Research Now SSI
Research Now SSI is the world's leading global provider of first-party consumer and professional data based on extensive, proprietary market research panels. The company has built innovative data services and solutions that bring the voice of the individual to the entire marketing spectrum. "
target: DMA Institute
DMA Institute provides an independent SaaS Enterprise Solution that is designed to bring full transparency to the digital media measurement and effect validation. The company's philosophy is to bring full, validated and integrated transparency to sellers and buyers of digital media.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

Vestcom International, Inc., acquired Integrated Retail

synopsis: Vestcom, the leading provider of technology-enabled shelf-edge media solutions to the retail and consumer products industry, announced the acquisition of Integrated Retail Limited (iRex), the UK-based retail technology company best-known for its multimedia pricing system iRexM3.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Vestcom International, Inc.
Vestcom is the leading provider of technology-enabled shelf-edge solutions for the retail and consumer products industry – delivering proven results and influencing shopper behavior at the point-of-decision for the nation's top retailers and their suppliers. "
target: Integrated Retail
Integrated Retail Limited, known widely as iRex Retail, have years of experience in delivering real time pricing and marketing messages, direct to shelf edge, resulting in their clients enjoying market leading shelf edge point of sale.
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closed 4/25/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Mspark, Inc., acquired National Mail-It

synopsis: Mspark, a leading national shared mail company, has acquired National Mail-It, an independently owned shared mail company located in Shreveport, Louisiana. The acquisition brings an additional 2.6 million households to Mspark’s over 24 million US household mailing area.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Mspark, Inc.
Mspark, a privately held, national print and digital media distribution company, has partnered with clients to deliver reliable advertising solutions since 1988. Their business success stems from a simple premise providing measurable results and a solid return on the customer's marketing investment."
target: National Mail-It
National Mail-It is a privately owned, full service direct marketing company out of Shreveport, Louisiana. To date, their shared mail package services millions of homes and their advanced network gives access to over 100 million homes across the United States.
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announced 10/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Survey Sampling International will be merged with Research Now Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Research Now Group, Inc., a global leader in digital research data for better insights and business decisions, announced that they have signed a merger agreement with Survey Sampling International (SSI), a premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business survey research.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Research Now Group, Inc.
Research Now Group, Inc., is a global leader in digital research data for better insights and business decisions. The company provides world-class research data solutions that enable better decisions and better results for its 3,000 market research, consulting, media, and corporate clients. "
target parent: HGGC, LLC
target: Survey Sampling International
Survey Sampling International (SSI) is a premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and business-to-business survey research. SSI reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings.
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closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Mspark, Inc., acquired Preferred Mail Advertising

synopsis: Mspark, a results-oriented print, and digital media distribution company with the proven ability to deliver measurable results in rural markets across America, has acquired Preferred Mail Advertising, a direct mail advertising company that delivers to over 570,000 homes each month in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Mspark, Inc.
Mspark, a privately held, national print and digital media distribution company, has partnered with clients to deliver reliable advertising solutions since 1988. Their business success stems from a simple premise providing measurable results and a solid return on the customer's marketing investment."
target: Preferred Mail Advertising
Preferred Mail Advertising is a direct mail advertising company that delivers to over 550,000 homes each month in West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. The company offers their clients a complete array of services from product design, to printing, to distribution using their shared mail program.
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closed 5/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Mspark, Inc., acquired Valu-Direct

synopsis: Mspark, a results-oriented print and digital media distribution company with the proven ability to deliver measurable results in rural markets across America, announced that it has acquired Valu-Direct, an independently owned, shared mail advertising business located in Albany, N.Y., that reaches approximately 460,000 households 12 times per year.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Mspark, Inc.
Mspark, a privately held, national print and digital media distribution company, has partnered with clients to deliver reliable advertising solutions since 1988. Their business success stems from a simple premise providing measurable results and a solid return on the customer's marketing investment."
target: Valu-Direct
Valu-Direct is a shared mail advertising business located in Albany, N.Y. Many national and local business mail with Valu-Direct's shared mail product strictly because of the return on investment and proven growth to their business. They reach approximately 460,000 households 12 times per year.
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closed 12/8/2016 via Company Press Release

Mspark, Inc., acquired Stone Creek Media, Inc.

synopsis: Mspark, a results-oriented print and digital media distribution company, announced that it has acquired Stone Creek Media Inc., an independently owned, direct mail advertising business located in central Texas that reaches more than 244,000 households 12 times per year on a month-end basis.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Mspark, Inc.
Mspark, a privately held, national print and digital media distribution company, has partnered with clients to deliver reliable advertising solutions since 1988. Their business success stems from a simple premise providing measurable results and a solid return on the customer's marketing investment."
target: Stone Creek Media, Inc.
Stone Creek Media Inc. is an independently owned, direct mail advertising business located in central Texas that reaches more than 244,000 households 12 times per year on a month-end basis.
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closed 11/9/2016 via Market Wire

Mspark, Inc., acquired Market Select, Inc.

synopsis: Mspark, a results-oriented print and digital media distribution company with the proven ability to deliver measurable results in rural markets across America, has acquired Market Select Inc., an independently owned, direct mail advertising business located in eastern Pennsylvania that reaches more than 500,000 households 12 times per year.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Mspark, Inc.
Mspark, a privately held, national print and digital media distribution company, has partnered with clients to deliver reliable advertising solutions since 1988. Their business success stems from a simple premise providing measurable results and a solid return on the customer's marketing investment."
target: Market Select, Inc.
Market Select, Inc., servicing Berks County, Lancaster County and the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania, provides their customers with effective and affordable direct mail advertising, and delivers money saving coupons to consumers in the mailbox and on their website.
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closed 11/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Court Square Capital Partners, acquired Ahead, LLC

synopsis: Ahead, a provider of enterprise service management, cloud infrastructure and mobility solutions, announced it had been acquired by private equity firm, Court Square Capital. Ahead offers cloud services and solutions to more than 400 clients in the healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, retail and other verticals.
buyer: Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square is one of the most experienced teams in the private equity industry. Since 1979, the team has made over 200 investments including several landmark transactions and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. "
target: Ahead, LLC
Ahead, LLC develops and distributes enterprise service management, cloud infrastructure, and mobility solutions. The company offers IT service automation, IT business management, business process automation, portfolio management, data center infrastructure, automation and orchestration.
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closed 3/18/2015 via Market Wire

Court Square Capital Partners, acquired Research Now Group, Inc.

synopsis: Research Now Group, Inc. announced that Court Square Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm, has completed its previously announced acquisition of the company. Research Now Group, Inc., headquartered in Plano, Texas, is the global leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights.
buyer: Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square is one of the most experienced teams in the private equity industry. Since 1979, the team has made over 200 investments including several landmark transactions and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. "
target: Research Now Group, Inc.
Research Now Group, Inc. is the leader in digital data collection to power analytics and insights. It enables data-driven decision making for clients who listen to and interact with the world’s consumers and business professionals through Research Now’s online panels and other media technologies.
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closed 12/4/2014 via BusinessWire

AFS Technologies Inc., acquired The POP Company

synopsis: AFS Technologies Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of The POP Company (TPC), the premier provider of cloud-based sales force automation and retail execution solutions with customers in Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Russia. TPC provides AFS with a cost-effective Asian operating center located in Singapore and Shanghai, China.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: AFS Technologies Inc.
AFS Technologies (AFS) is the only global, end-to-end solutions provider of business enterprise and on-demand software solutions for the Food, Beverage, Consumer Packaged Goods and Supply Chain industries. AFS products are proven to automate processes, streamline data, and reduce cost. "
target: The POP Company
The POP Company (TPC) is a premier provider of cloud-based sales force automation and retail execution solutions. TPC provides innovative Web-based tools, mobile applications and related expertise enabling companies to win where it matters most, at point-of-purchase.
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closed 2/18/2014 via BusinessWire

Court Square Capital Partners, acquired AFS Technologies Inc.

synopsis: AFS Technologies, Inc., a global leader in software solutions for the Consumer Packaged Goods industry (CPG), including the Food and Beverage segment, announced that Court Square Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm with over $6 billion under management, has acquired a majority interest in AFS.
buyer: Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square is one of the most experienced teams in the private equity industry. Since 1979, the team has made over 200 investments including several landmark transactions and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. "
target: AFS Technologies Inc.
AFS Technologies Inc. is the leading provider of business enterprise and on-demand software solutions. The company serves over 1,500 customers across the Americas with a portfolio of solutions for the food, beverage, logistics and financial segments.
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announced 12/18/2013 via BusinessWire

Amadeus IT Group S.A., will acquire Newmarket International, Inc

synopsis: Amadeus, the leading technology provider for the global travel industry, announced that it is to acquire Newmarket International, a leading provider of cloud-based group and event IT solutions to the hotel industry, for USD 500 million.
buyer: Amadeus IT Group S.A. (BME:AMS:$5,652.70)
Amadeus is the chosen technology partner for providers, sellers and buyers of travel. The company provides distribution, IT and point-of-sale solutions to help customers adapt, grow and succeed in the fast changing travel industry. "
target parent: Court Square Capital Partners
target: Newmarket International, Inc
Newmarket® International delivers proven business services that turn venue space into revenue streams. Its flagship product Delphi® remains the industry standard for empowering hospitality to generate more revenue, lower costs, and increase profitability.
price ($mm)
$500
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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.
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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 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

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

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

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

FXCM Inc., acquired ODL Securities

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

VinaCapital Investment Management, acquired Smartly Pte Ltd

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

Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV, acquired TradersOnly BV

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

MobiKwik, acquired Clearfunds

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

Niyogin Fintech Ltd., acquired Moneyfront

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

Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan, acquired Arab Finance Brokerage Company

synopsis: Arab Finance Brokerage Co. announced a group of investors finalized the acquisition of 100% of Arab Finance. Among the new shareholders, were market experts Mohamed Radwan, Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan. Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector.
buyer: Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan
Mohamed Radwan is the Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan is the former Head of Asset Management in HC Securities & Investment. "
target: Arab Finance Brokerage Company
Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector. Arab Finance has one of the oldest news portal covering the Egyptian EGX and macroeconomic news. In addition, Arab Finance also provides its services as a brokerage house specialized in online trading.
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