Like CJ Fallon Ltd.

closed 3/25/2015 via Market Wire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired CJ Fallon Ltd.

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP"), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of CJ Fallon Limited ("CJ Fallon"). CJ Fallon is a leading provider of educational content in both print and digital formats to primary and secondary schools throughout Ireland.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based investment firm that manages approximately $7.0 billion of institutional investment capital through private equity partnerships, various debt and leveraged loan funds. "
target parent: Lonsdale Capital Partners
target: CJ Fallon Ltd.
CJ Fallon has been one of Ireland’s leading educational publishers and continues to set the standards for Primary and Post-Primary textbooks. Outstanding programmes for the Primary School curriculum, in English and Maths in particular, ensure that CJ Fallon is Ireland’s most respected publishers.
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announced 8/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

S Chand Group, will acquire Chetana Publications (India) LLP

synopsis: Indian publishing company S Chand and Co. Ltd announced plans to buy a controlling 51% stake in Chetana Publications Pvt. Ltd to expand its base in the school education space. Chetana Publications is a K-12 Educational Publisher in India. Chetana has been a major force in K12 segment with more than 1000 titles published every year.
buyer: S Chand Group (BSE:540497:$113.05)
S. Chand is the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India with an established brand selling over 24 million books. They specialize in Children Books, School Books K-12, Higher Academics Books, Engineering, Professional & Technical Books and more. "
target: Chetana Publications (India) LLP
Chetana Publications is a K-12 Educational Publisher in India. Chetana has been a major force in K12 segment with more than 1000 titles published every year and more than 10 million books published in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and Tamil language.
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announced 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Central Médiacsoport Zrt., will acquire Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA

synopsis: Central Médiacsoport, the leading publisher of online and print magazines in Hungary, will acquire Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne (WSiP) from Advent International, a global private equity firm. WSiP is the largest educational publisher in Poland. WSiP offers textbooks, workbooks, and methodological guides.
buyer: Central Médiacsoport Zrt.
Central Médiacsoport is the leading publisher of online and print magazines in Hungary. Their portfolio of magazines include popular brands such as Nők Lapja, National Geographic, Marie Clarie, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Wellness, Auto, and more. "
target parent: Advent International
target: Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA
Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne (WSiP) is the largest educational publisher in Poland. They offer textbooks, workbooks, and methodological guides for all classes of primary schools, junior high schools and high schools, as well as preschool education.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Editrice La Scuola S.p.A, acquired SEI - Società Editrice Internazionale S.p.A

synopsis: Brescia, Italy based publishing house Editrice La Scuola has taken over 100% of the Società Editrice Internazionale S.p.A (SEI). SEI is a publishing company officially formed in 1908 in Turin, Italy after having been active since 1859, when it was founded by Don Bosco. SEI is specialized in scholastic publishing.
buyer: Editrice La Scuola S.p.A
Editrice La Scuola is an Italian publishing house founded in Brescia in 1904. Editrice LA Scuola publishes textbooks for university and primary and secondary school, non-fiction and fiction, magazines for primary/secondary school and more. "
target: SEI - Società Editrice Internazionale S.p.A
Società Editrice Internazionale S.p.A (usually abbreviated to SEI ) is a publishing company officially formed in 1908 in Turin, Italy after having been active since 1859, when it was founded by Don Bosco. SEI is specialized in scholastic publishing.
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announced 6/13/2018 via BusinessWire

Vista Higher Learning, Inc., will acquire Santillana USA

synopsis: Vista Higher Learning, Inc., the leading educational publisher of world language products in the US, has announced an agreement with the PRISA education subsidiary SANTILLANA, for the acquisition of SANTILLANA USA’s operations. SANTILLANA USA is a leading company for the learning of Spanish at all levels in the U.S. market.
buyer: Vista Higher Learning, Inc.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Vista Higher Learning, Inc. was founded in 2000 as a specialized publisher focused exclusively on world languages. Since that time, VHL has become the market leader for language learning solutions for Spanish, French, German, and Italian. "
target parent: Prisa
target: Santillana USA
Santillana USA, based in Miami, Florida, are dedicated to the diffusion of the Spanish and English language by offering quality second language instructional materials and children’s literature for K-12 education.
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announced 4/23/2018 via Reuters

Kroton Educacional S.A., will acquire Somos Educação S.A.

synopsis: Brazil’s largest for-profit education firm, Kroton Educacional SA, will acquire Somos Educação SA, Brazil’s largest basic education company and one of the largest educational groups in the world.
buyer: Kroton Educacional S.A. (KROT3:$1,443.80)
Kroton Educacional is one of the largest private educational organizations in Brazil and worldwide, with a trajectory of over 50 years rendering services in the Primary & Secondary education segment and over 15 years in Postsecondary Education. "
target: Somos Educação S.A. (ABRE3:$539.31)
SOMOS Educação is Brazil’s largest basic education company and one of the largest educational groups in the world. Their schools, educational systems, publishing, products and services for management and complementary education impact on everyday life.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,338 [$1,688]*
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$553
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$116
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18.7x
closed 11/2/2017 via Company Press Release

Klett Group, acquired ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.

synopsis: ThiemeMeulenhoff, an innovative publishing company and one of the largest manufacturers of digital learning resources and schoolbooks in the Netherlands, has been taken over by German publisher and educational company Klett Group.
buyer: Klett Group
With its 67 companies at 33 sites in 15 countries, the Klett Group is one of Europe’s leading education-dedicated enterprises. The Group's portfolio encompasses everything from traditional textbooks to modern interactive learning aids; from professional literature to the classics. "
target parent: ING Group NV
target: ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.
ThiemeMeulenhoff is one of the leading educational publishers in the Netherlands and developing teaching materials for Primary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational and Adult and Higher Education.
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announced 5/11/2017 via PR Newswire

Nelson Education Ltd, will purchase K-12 Business from McGraw-Hill Ryerson

synopsis: NELSON, Canada's leading educational publisher, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the kindergarten to grade 12 business holdings of McGraw-Hill Ryerson, the Canadian subsidiary of McGraw-Hill Education that publishes and distributes educational and professional materials in both print and digital formats.
buyer: Nelson Education Ltd
Nelson is Canada's leading educational publisher providing innovative products and solutions for learners of all ages. Nelson values and respects the lifelong learning continuum and dedicates its business efforts to the diverse learning needs of students and educators alike. "
seller parent: Apollo Global Management
seller: McGraw-Hill Ryerson
McGraw-Hill Ryerson, the Canadian subsidiary of McGraw-Hill Education, is committed to providing Canadians with material of the highest quality for their education, enjoyment, and professional development.
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closed 6/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Escala Educacional, acquired Leya Educação

synopsis: The Portuguese publisher LeYa sold its education segment, LeYa Educação, to Escala Educacional. LeYa Educação is a group of Portuguese educational publishers. The group is comprised of ASA, Gailivro, Sebenta, and Texto, which publish Portuguese language textbooks in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, and Mozambique.
buyer: Escala Educacional
Escala Educacional is a Brazilian educational publisher that was created to produce quality books at economical prices. They now have a respectable catalog of over 600 titles, covering books, textbooks, magazines and series. "
target parent: LeYa SA
target: Leya Educação
Leya Educação is a group of Portuguese educational publishers. The group is comprised of ASA, Gailivro, Sebenta, and Texto, which publish Portuguese language textbooks in Portugal, Brazil, Angola, and Mozambique.
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closed 6/17/2016 via Company Press Release

Van In, purchased K-12 Educational Publishing Activities from Groupe De Boeck

synopsis: Sanoma has acquired the K-12 educational publishing activities of Group De Boeck in Belgium from Ergon Capital Partners III. De Boeck is a well-known and trusted brand with a strong market position.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Van In
Van In is the number one educational publisher in both Flanders and Walloon, Belgium. Van In develops learning materials aiming at fundamentally improving learning processes. Van In is part of the Strategic Business Unit Sanoma Learning. "
seller parent: Ergon Capital Partners
seller: Groupe De Boeck
De Boeck is a leading education publisher focused on high quality educational content tailored to the need of students, teachers and educational institutions. The company has a large network of quality authors in Flanders and the French Community which consists of Brussels and Wallonia.
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announced 8/7/2015 via BNC Analysis

Sasbadi Holdings Berhad, will acquire The Malaya Press Sdn Bhd.

synopsis: Sasbadi Holdings Berhad entered into a sale purchase agreement to acquire 70% stake in The Malaya Press Sdn Bhd. from Law En Tzer and Kuan Shaw Ping. The Malaya Press Sdn Bhd. was established in 1959 and has a long history of educational publishing.
buyer: Sasbadi Holdings Berhad (KLSE:SASBADI:$23.20)
Sasbadi is a publisher of books and educational aids for the school-going children of Malaysia. Sasbadi is an essential guide for students and teachers in elite smart schools in the cities, as well as simple schools in the kampungs. "
target: The Malaya Press Sdn Bhd.
The Malaya Press Sdn Bhd. was established in 1959 and has a long history of educational publishing. The Malaya Press publishes high-quality primary and secondary school textbooks and other educational materials.
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closed 9/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

S.Chand & Company Pvt. Limited, acquired New Saraswati House (India) Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: S. Chand has further strengthened its portfolio by acquiring New Saraswati House, an established education publishing house which has a sizeable market share at national level and growing market share in regional languages as wlell.
buyer: S.Chand & Company Pvt. Limited
S. Chand group is the oldest & the largest publishing & education service enterprise. S. Chand has over 7500 titles and 1000+authors along with footprints across the nation with 20 branches, 5 marketing offices and state of the art printing and publishing facilities. "
target: New Saraswati House (India) Pvt. Ltd.
New Saraswati House publishes quality educational books and has over 1000 titles to its credit in English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Tamil, Kannada, Malyalam, Bengali, Marathi and Punjabi languages. Recently it has launched books in French, German, Spanish and Japanese languages also.
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closed 5/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Perfection Learning Corporation, acquired AMSCO School Publications, Inc.

synopsis: AMSCO School Publications has sold certain assets to Perfection Learning, a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials. In its 78 year history, AMSCO has served major school districts with its quality supplemental instructional materials that not only provided customer value but also assisted students in passing their exams.
buyer: Perfection Learning Corporation
Perfection Learning is a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials for grades K-12. Perfection Learning provides high-quality, innovative curriculum solutions to K-12 schools across the country and internationally. "
target: AMSCO School Publications, Inc.
AMSCO provides high quality, inexpensive textbooks and support materials to the educational community. Their course texts, review, and test prep books reflect national and state standards for curriculum and assessment.
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closed 1/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Capstone Press, Inc., acquired Maupin House Publishing

synopsis: Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, announced it has acquired the assets of Maupin House Publishing, a Florida-based publishing company. Maupin House is an award-winning publisher of more than 200 professional resources on literacy topics for pre-K-12 educators, administrators, and parents.
buyer parent: Coughlan Companies
buyer: Capstone Press, Inc.
Capstone Press is a publishing house that offers everything from nonfiction, fiction and picture books to interactive books, audio books, literacy programs, and digital media, supporting the learning needs of students through experiences that capture and engage young minds. "
target: Maupin House Publishing
Maupin House is an independent publisher based in Gainesville, Florida. It has been privileged to publish professional resources for K-12 teachers. Its resources are research-based and classroom-proven.
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closed 12/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V., acquired ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.

synopsis: ThiemeMeulenhoff, the education publishing specialist, announced that it will become an independent company. ThiemeMeulenhoff develops and publishes teaching materials for Primary, Secondary, Vocational, Adult and Higher Education.
buyer: ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.
ThiemeMeulenhoff is one of the leading educational publishers in the Netherlands and developing teaching materials for Primary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational and Adult and Higher Education. "
target parent: NDC Holding BV
target: ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.
ThiemeMeulenhoff is one of the leading educational publishers in the Netherlands and developing teaching materials for Primary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational and Adult and Higher Education.
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closed 11/6/2009 via Capital IQ

Pahoa Investments Sp. z o.o., acquired Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA

synopsis: Pahoa Investments Sp. z o.o., a company indirectly controlled by funds managed by Advent International, launched a public tender offer for all outstanding shares in WSiP. WSiP is Poland’s largest educational publisher.
buyer parent: Advent International Corporation
buyer: Pahoa Investments Sp. z o.o.
Pahoa Investments Sp. z o.o., a company indirectly wholly owned by funds managed by Advent International, on 6th November 2009 announced a public tender offer for all outstanding shares in WSiP. Today Pahoa Investments Sp. z o.o. informed that has increased the offered price per share to PLN17.15. "
target parent: Pioneer Pekao Investment Management SA
target: Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA
Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA publishes textbooks, supplementary books, and multimedia for various types of schools and school levels in Poland.
price ($mm)[EV]
$108 [$86]*
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$77
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$9
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1.4x
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11.9x
closed 3/9/2007 via BNC Analysis

Boundary Capital Ltd., acquired CJ Fallon Ltd.

synopsis: Boundary Capital announced the acquisition of CJ Fallon a leading Publisher of Educational Materials in Ireland. Kealan Lennon, a principal of Boundary Capital, who led the buyout will join the board as chairman.
buyer: Boundary Capital Ltd.
Boundary Capital is an asset and project management company established in 2002. Boundary's focus is on property and corporate transactions operating primarily as a principal. In certain circumstances Boundary will undertake advisory projects. "
target: CJ Fallon Ltd.
CJ Fallon is a leading Publisher of Educational Materials in Ireland.
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closed 9/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

University Press of Colorado, purchased Discover Colorado from Pruett Publishing Company

synopsis: Pruett Publishing sold its one active textbook, the grade-level Colorado history book "Discover Colorado," to the University Press of Colorado. Pruett Publishing Company publishes non-fiction books.
buyer: University Press of Colorado
University Press of Colorado is a nonprofit publishing enterprise supported by Adams State College, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Regis University, University of Colorado, University of Northern Colorado, and Western State College of Colorado. "
seller: Pruett Publishing Company
Pruett Publishing Company publishes non-fiction books. Pruett Publishing Company has been producing books from the Mountain West since 1959.
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announced 10/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Tosho Printing Company, Limited, will acquire Kirihara Shoten K.K.

synopsis: Tosho Printing Company, Limited, a Japanese company engaged in the production and sale of publication and commercial printings, will acquire a 51% stake in Kirihara Shoten K.K., a publisher of educational materials for high school students in Japan. Kirihara publishes textbooks on English Language learning approved by the Japanese government.
buyer: Tosho Printing Company, Limited (TSE:7913:$466.42)
Tosho Printing Company, Limited is engaged in the production and sale of publication printings and commercial printings in Japan. The company produces a variety of products, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks, reference books, picture books, comics, magazines, art books, and more. "
target: Kirihara Shoten K.K.
Kirihara Shoten K.K. is a leading publisher of educational materials for high school students in Japan. Kirihara publishes textbooks on English Language learning approved by the Japanese government for use in over 40% of high-end private high schools in Japan.
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$10*
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closed 4/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

Hodder Education, acquired Galore Park Publishing Ltd

synopsis: Hodder Education has acquired Galore Park, publisher of textbooks, revision guides and past papers for the Common Entrance market. Galore Park will remain a separate business within Hodder Education, in order to maintain and grow its particular focus on Common Entrance and related markets.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Hodder Education
Hodder Education imprints covers books, resources, digital materials and assessment for the schools, vocational, higher education and self-learning markets. It is the second largest publisher for secondary education in the UK. "
target: Galore Park Publishing Ltd
Galore Park Publishing Ltd is the leading publisher of educational textbooks for pupils studying at independent schools and is the sole distributor of ISEB Common Entrance papers for 11+ and 13+.
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closed 3/25/2015 via Market Wire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired CJ Fallon Ltd.

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP"), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of CJ Fallon Limited ("CJ Fallon"). CJ Fallon is a leading provider of educational content in both print and digital formats to primary and secondary schools throughout Ireland.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based investment firm that manages approximately $7.0 billion of institutional investment capital through private equity partnerships, various debt and leveraged loan funds. "
target parent: Lonsdale Capital Partners
target: CJ Fallon Ltd.
CJ Fallon has been one of Ireland’s leading educational publishers and continues to set the standards for Primary and Post-Primary textbooks. Outstanding programmes for the Primary School curriculum, in English and Maths in particular, ensure that CJ Fallon is Ireland’s most respected publishers.
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closed 3/9/2007 via BNC Analysis

Boundary Capital Ltd., acquired CJ Fallon Ltd.

synopsis: Boundary Capital announced the acquisition of CJ Fallon a leading Publisher of Educational Materials in Ireland. Kealan Lennon, a principal of Boundary Capital, who led the buyout will join the board as chairman.
buyer: Boundary Capital Ltd.
Boundary Capital is an asset and project management company established in 2002. Boundary's focus is on property and corporate transactions operating primarily as a principal. In certain circumstances Boundary will undertake advisory projects. "
target: CJ Fallon Ltd.
CJ Fallon is a leading Publisher of Educational Materials in Ireland.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Squla, acquired WRTS.nl

synopsis: With the acquisition of WRTS, Squla becomes a player in the market for digital learning materials in secondary education. Squla, designer of educational games for children, takes over fellow industry partner WRTS from Young Capital. WRTS focuses on learning words in language courses in secondary education.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Squla
Squla is the leading consumer education brand for parents and their children in the Netherlands. Squla provides interactive educational tools for primary school students. Squla is linked to the Dutch national curriculum and is designed to supplement a student’s education in a fun and adaptive way. "
target parent: YoungCapital
target: WRTS.nl
WRTS focuses on learning words in language courses in secondary education. For more than 10 years, WRTS has ensured that the students in the Netherlands can learn words and rows by heart with an online hearing program.
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announced 12/19/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire West Academic

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to acquire West Academic, the leading provider of legal education content in the US, offering a wide variety of digital and printed casebooks, supplements, study aids and discretionary products.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is an independent investment firm that makes equity investments in middle market companies mainly in the United States. LLCP has invested companies in consumer products, franchises, business services, healthcare, education, and engineered products. "
target parent: Eureka Equity Partners, L.P.
target: West Academic
West Academic is the leading provider of legal education content in the United States, offering a wide variety of digital and printed casebooks, supplements, study aids and discretionary products used in law schools, undergraduate law classes and commercial settings.
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announced 7/5/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Law Business Research, will acquire Globe Business Media Group

synopsis: Law Business Research, a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, announced that it will acquire Globe Business Media Group. Globe is a leading provider of business intelligence for the international legal and intellectual property markets and produces vital, timely and actionable commercial insights for its clients.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Law Business Research
Based in the UK, Law Business Research provides information services to the international legal community through a portfolio of physical and online publications and research tools. The Company specializes in making hard-to-find, complicated material accessible to its users. "
target: Globe Business Media Group
Based in the UK, Globe Business Media Group is a leading provider of business intelligence for the international legal and intellectual property markets and produces vital, timely and actionable commercial insights for its clients.
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closed 6/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired Squla

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), an investment firm for middle market companies, has acquired Squla. Squla is the leading consumer education brand for parents and their children in the Netherlands. Squla is now also used in classrooms throughout the Netherlands.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is an independent investment firm that makes equity investments in middle market companies mainly in the United States. LLCP has invested companies in consumer products, franchises, business services, healthcare, education, and engineered products. "
target: Squla
Squla is the leading consumer education brand for parents and their children in the Netherlands. Squla provides interactive educational tools for primary school students. Squla is linked to the Dutch national curriculum and is designed to supplement a student’s education in a fun and adaptive way.
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closed 5/9/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired Best Lawyers

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to acquire Best Lawyers. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the global legal community, operating through the Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms and Lawyer Directory brands.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
A consortium of Best Lawyers' Management Team and Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. Best Lawyers' Management Team includes current President Phillip Greer. Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. "
target parent: Woodward White Inc
target: Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.
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announced 12/22/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire Law Business Research

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to acquire Law Business Research from Bowmark Capital. LBR provides information services to the international legal community through a portfolio of physical and online publications and research tools.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is an independent investment firm that makes structured equity investments in middle market companies located primarily in the United States. "
target parent: Bowmark Capital
target: Law Business Research
Law Business Research provides information services to the international legal community through a portfolio of physical and online publications and research tools. The Company specializes in making hard-to-find, complicated material accessible to its users.
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announced 5/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire GL Education Group

synopsis: Investcorp has announced that it has agreed to the sale of GL Education to private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. The company’s integrated suite of assessments is used to measure children’s ability, track their progress in key subjects, and diagnose underlying factors affecting learning.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP") is a private investment firm that has managed approximately $7.5 billion of institutional capital since its inception. LLCP invests in middle market companies located in the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: GL Education Group
GL Education is a leading provider of educational assessments globally. The company’s integrated suite of assessments is used to measure children’s ability, track their progress in key subjects, and diagnose underlying factors affecting learning.
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closed 1/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Kaplan International Colleges, acquired MPW

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP") announced that it has completed the sale of Mander Portman Woodward Limited (“MPW”) to Kaplan International. MPW, headquartered in London, England, is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan International Colleges
Kaplan International Colleges works in partnership with selected universities across the UK. Their goal is to help international students achieve the relevant academic and English language skills needed to progress to their partner universities. "
target parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
target: MPW
MPW is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities. It provides educational offerings to both domestic and international students who plan to continue their education at prominent universities in the UK.
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closed 3/25/2015 via Market Wire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired CJ Fallon Ltd.

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP"), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of CJ Fallon Limited ("CJ Fallon"). CJ Fallon is a leading provider of educational content in both print and digital formats to primary and secondary schools throughout Ireland.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based investment firm that manages approximately $7.0 billion of institutional investment capital through private equity partnerships, various debt and leveraged loan funds. "
target parent: Lonsdale Capital Partners
target: CJ Fallon Ltd.
CJ Fallon has been one of Ireland’s leading educational publishers and continues to set the standards for Primary and Post-Primary textbooks. Outstanding programmes for the Primary School curriculum, in English and Maths in particular, ensure that CJ Fallon is Ireland’s most respected publishers.
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closed 10/30/2014 via PR Newswire

MPW, acquired Justin Craig Education

synopsis: Mander Portman Woodward Limited (MPW), a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners., has successfully completed the strategic acquisition of Justin Craig Education, one of the United Kingdom's leading exam preparation and tutoring businesses. Justin Craig Education provides revision courses that offers AS/A2 levels and GCSE exams.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: MPW
MPW is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities. It provides educational offerings to both domestic and international students who plan to continue their education at prominent universities in the UK. "
target parent: Piper Private Equity Limited
target: Justin Craig Education
Justin Craig Education provides revision courses that offers AS/A2 levels and GCSE exams. They provide classes for subjects including mathematics core, mechanics, statistics, English language and literature, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, history, politics, religious studies, and computing.
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closed 7/22/2014 via PR Newswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired FASTSIGNS International, Inc.

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. FASTSIGNS is the market leading franchisor in the custom sign and graphics industry.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based investment firm that manages approximately $7.0 billion of institutional investment capital through private equity partnerships, various debt and leveraged loan funds. "
target: FASTSIGNS International, Inc.
FASTSIGNS is a signage, graphics and visual communications partner that provides comprehensive solutions to help customers of all sizes meet their business objectives and increase their business visibility through the use of signs, graphics, printing, and related marketing services.
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announced 6/9/2014 via PR Newswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire Smith System

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles private equity firm, has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of Smith System, the pioneer and market leader in accident avoidance training for fleet vehicle drivers. Smith's CEO and his management team will retain significant ownership in the company and will continue to lead Smith.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based investment firm that manages approximately $7.0 billion of institutional investment capital through private equity partnerships, various debt and leveraged loan funds. "
target: Smith System
Smith is considered the pioneer and market leader in accident avoidance training for fleet vehicle drivers. Smith has trained millions of drivers in over 100 countries and in 22 languages through its on-road, classroom, e-learning and new technology-based training and driver improvement programs.
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closed 7/18/2012 via PR Newswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired MPW

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of Mander Portman Woodward Limited. MPW is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based investment firm that manages approximately $5.0 billion of institutional investment capital through private equity partnerships, distressed debt and leveraged loan funds. "
target parent: Apollo Group, Inc.
target: MPW
MPW is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities. It provides educational offerings to both domestic and international students who plan to continue their education at prominent universities in the UK.
price ($mm)
$85
rev ($mm)
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closed 3/5/2011 via BNC Analysis

Sequel Youth and Family Services, LLC, acquired The Camelot Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Sequel Youth and Family Services, a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners IV, L.P., has completed the strategic acquisition of Camelot System of Care. Camelot, which serves at-risk youth, has developed unique residential programs that focus on children with autism and autism-related disorders.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Sequel Youth and Family Services, LLC
Sequel Youth and Family Services (“Sequel”) was founded in 1999 to operate a single school for adjudicated delinquent boys. Since then the company has experienced tremendous growth, and now serves a wide range of populations in a wide range of settings. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: The Camelot Schools, Inc.
Camelot has built a reputation for making a positive difference in the lives of children. Camelot’s outcome-oriented Residential Treatment Center’s, Therapeutic Day Schools, and Alternative Education programs reach children across multiple states.
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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 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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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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announced 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

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

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

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

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

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

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

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

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

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

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

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

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

synopsis: Nordnet Bank AB has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Finnish company eQ, from Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank hf. eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57 000 customer and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
buyer: Nordnet Bank AB
The Nordnet Group provides user-friendly and cost efficient services to private investors and companies within share trading, mutual fund investments and pension savings plans. The holding company, Nordnet AB (plc), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. "
target parent: Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank, hf.
target: eQ Corporation
eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57,000 customers and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
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)
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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)
$55
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Flatex, will acquire DEGIRO B.V.

synopsis: flatex Bank AG, a leading online brokerage business in Europe, will acquire DEGIRO BV, one of the fastest growing online brokers in Europe. DEGIRO provides affordable, custom-made financial services for investors worldwide. Their intuitive platform accommodates all styles of investing, and offers a large number of financial instruments and markets.
buyer: Flatex (DB:FLA:$132.15)
Flatex is a leading online brokerage business in Europe. Flatex provides an affordable and mobile online broker-platform with expert service and advice. Flatex offers trading in all common securities such as shares, funds and ETFs in exchange and over-the-counter trading. "
target: DEGIRO B.V.
DEGIRO is one of the fastest growing online brokers in Europe. DEGIRO provides affordable, custom-made financial services for investors worldwide. Their intuitive platform accommodates all styles of investing, and offers a large number of financial instruments and markets.
price ($mm)
$279
rev ($mm)
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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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2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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Ticker: KROT3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton is one of the largest private educational organizations in Brazil and worldwide, operating in the primary and secondary education segment for over 45 years and in the postsecondary education segment for more than 10 years.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,443.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$484.88
EBIT ($mm)
$404.34
Net Income ($mm)
$463.09
Employees
15000
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Ticker: NYSE:SPGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S&P Global
S&P Global
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company’s divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,501.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,256.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,048.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,093.00
Employees
21200
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: ENXTAM:BRILL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brill
Brill
Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas. Brill publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, both in print and electronic formats. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$39.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.32
EBIT ($mm)
$4.41
Net Income ($mm)
$2.92
Employees
133
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Ticker: OTCPK:PBYA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ProBility Media Corp.
ProBility Media Corp.
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$6.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.84)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: TSX:ONEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onex Corporation
Onex Corporation
Founded in 1984, Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. They acquire and build high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. They also invest in non-investment grade debt through credit funds and collateralized loan obligations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,895.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,118.00
EBIT ($mm)
$858.00
Net Income ($mm)
$4,263.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: BX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,568.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,555.67
Employees
0
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Ticker: KKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, capital markets, credit strategies, and hedge funds. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,733.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,096.97
Employees
0
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,068.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,458.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,400.50
Net Income ($mm)
$379.10
Employees
0
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Ticker: RTOBF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ratos AB
Ratos AB
Ratos is a private equity company that invests in Nordic companies where their core expertise as a professional, active and responsible owner over time creates good value growth. Added value is created in connection with acquisition, development and divestment of these primarily unlisted companies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,530.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.89
EBIT ($mm)
$80.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SIVB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank helps innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. They provide a full range of financial services to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,387.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$824.79
Employees
2836
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Ticker: 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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