Like Author Solutions, Inc.

closed 1/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Najafi Companies, acquired Author Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House has sold its Author Solutions division to an affiliate of the Najafi Companies, a private investment firm. Author Solutions, LLC, is the world’s leading supported self-publishing services provider.
buyer: Najafi Companies
Najafi Companies is an International private investment firm based in Phoenix, Arizona, and holdings in consumer, media, technology, industrial, energy and real estate. The firm makes highly-selective investments in companies with strong management teams across a variety of industries. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, LLC, is the world’s leading supported self-publishing services provider. Author Solutions’ leading self-publishing imprints have helped more than 200,000 authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than 250,000 new titles.
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closed 10/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Princeton University Press, acquired Wild Nature Press Ltd

synopsis: Princeton University Press, a nonprofit publisher, has acquired Wild Nature Press, a UK-based natural history publisher. Wild Nature Press specializes in marine-life books. Their books combine eye-opening natural history discovery with the very best in writing, design, illustration and photography.
buyer: Princeton University Press
Princeton University Press is a nonprofit publisher with close connections to Princeton University. Princeton University Press seeks to publish the innovative works of the greatest minds in academia, from the most respected senior scholar to the extraordinarily promising graduate student. "
target: Wild Nature Press Ltd
Wild Nature Press is a UK-based natural history publisher. Wild Nature Press specializes in marine-life books. Their books combine eye-opening natural history discovery with the very best in writing, design, illustration and photography.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Vesuvian Media Group, acquired Black Spot Books

synopsis: Vesuvian Media Group, a Los Angeles–based books-to-film multimedia company, has acquired Black Spot Books, a small-press publisher specializing in speculative fiction that has released about 12 titles of speculative fiction with another dozen in the publishing pipeline.
buyer: Vesuvian Media Group
Vesuvian Media Group is a books-to-film multimedia corporation dedicated to creating quality entertainment across literary and visual arts. Through the divisions of Vesuvian Books and Vesuvian Entertainment, VMG provides Hollywood unparalleled access to high quality content and talent. "
target: Black Spot Books
Black Spot Books is a small-press publisher specializing in speculative fiction. They aim to release books monthly and their books include Peril in the Old Country by Sam Hooker and And Then There Were Crows by Alcy Leyva.
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closed 10/2/2019 via Publishers Weekly

Mango Publishing, acquired CONARI PRESS

synopsis: Mango Publishing, an innovative independent publisher, has acquired Conari Press from Red Wheel/Weiser, a publisher of occult and New Age books. Conari Press is a publisher dedicated to publishing books that make a difference in people's lives. Conari Press publishes in the areas of personal growth, spirituality, parenting and women's issues.
buyer: Mango Publishing
Mango Publishing is an innovative independent publisher. Mango's goal is to create high-quality books that explore new ideas and start conversations with their readers. Their books covers a broad range of topics, including new science, de-cluttering, creativity, lifestyle, personal growth, and more."
target parent: Red Wheel/Weiser LLC
target: CONARI PRESS
Conari Press is a publisher dedicated to publishing books that make a difference in people's lives. Conari Press publishes in the areas of personal growth, spirituality, parenting and women's issues. Their books reveal, explore, and incite readers to grow spiritually and emotionally.
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closed 9/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

1517 Media, acquired Lutheran University Press

synopsis: 1517 Media, the publishing arm of the evangelical Lutheran Church of America whose book imprints include Beaming Books, Fortress Press and Augsburg Books, has acquired Lutheran University Press, a religious publisher with 75 biblical, theological, and general interest titles.
buyer: 1517 Media
1517 Media helps Christian communities and individuals encounter a loving God and grow in faith and understanding through publishing. They create resources for Christian worship and faith formation, for academic study and professional development, and for individual edification and spiritual growth."
target: Lutheran University Press
Lutheran University Press is a religious publisher with 75 biblical, theological, and general interest titles. The legacy of Lutheran University Press is important to the Lutheran community and they aim to continuously support the work of their titles through new partnerships.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Totally Entwined Group Limited, acquired Totally Entwined Group Limited

synopsis: The co-founders of Totally Entwined Group have acquired the company back from Bonnier Books UK, a major UK publisher. Totally Entwined is a romance fiction publisher based in the UK. Totally Entwined publishes 150 titles per year across three imprints, Totally Bound Publishing, Pride Publishing and Finch Books.
buyer: Totally Entwined Group Limited
Totally Entwined Group is a romance fiction publisher based in the UK. Totally Entwined publishes 150 titles per year across three imprints, romance brand Totally Bound Publishing, LGBTQI fiction-focused Pride Publishing and young adult specialist Finch Books. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Totally Entwined Group Limited
Totally Entwined Group is a romance fiction publisher based in the UK. Totally Entwined publishes 150 titles per year across three imprints, romance brand Totally Bound Publishing, LGBTQI fiction-focused Pride Publishing and young adult specialist Finch Books.
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closed 9/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Storytel AB, acquired Gummerus

synopsis: Storytel AB, Northern Europe’s leading audiobook and e-book streaming service, is acquiring Finland’s third-largest book publishing house, Gummerus Kustannus Oy. Gummerus Kustannus is one of the oldest and most respected publishing houses in Finland.
buyer: Storytel AB (NGM:STORY B:$166.85)
Storytel AB is a digital subscription service that streams audio books for mobile phones. It offers audio and e-books for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices in Swedish and English under the Storytel brand. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden. "
target: Gummerus
Gummerus Kustannus Oy is the oldest trade publishing house in Finland, and has kept to the vision of its founder since 1872: they publish literature that entertains, inspires and informs.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Iron Stream Media, acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC

synopsis: Iron Stream Media, a Christian publisher, has acquired Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books), a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
buyer: Iron Stream Media
Iron Stream Media is a Christian publisher. The company provides a variety of solutions for churches, missionaries, and nonprofits that include Bible study curriculum, Christian book publishing, and more. Their brands include New Hope Publishers, Iron Stream Books, Ascender Books, and New Hope Kidz."
target: Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas LLC
Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas (LPC Books) is a traditional, royalty-paying publisher of fiction and nonfiction titles. LPC Books works with Christian Devotions Ministries to produce truth-filled books. Their books range from romance and suspense to westerns and Christian nonfiction.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, acquired La Campana Editorial

synopsis: Barcelona-based publishing house La Campana, founded by Josep Maria Espinàs and Isabel Martí, been acquired by Penguin Random House Group Editorial Group (PRHGE). La Campana publishes novels, essays, humor, chronicles, reports and memoirs. It has a catalog has more than 400 authors, including Elena Ferrante, Joël Dicker, among others.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial
Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial (“PRHGE”), a leading Spanish-language publishing and distribution company, is part of the Penguin Random House. PGRHE’s objective is the publication of books for all types of readers, of all ages and in any format in all the countries in which it operates. "
target: La Campana Editorial
Barcelona-based La Campana, founded by Josep Maria Espinàs and Isabel Martí, publishes novels, essays, humor, chronicles, reports and memoirs. The publisher's catalog has more than 400 authors, including Elena Ferrante, Joël Dicker, John Carlin, Emanuel Bergmann, and more.
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closed 6/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Rowman & Littlefield, acquired Prometheus Books

synopsis: Rowman & Littlefield, a leading independent publisher, has acquired Prometheus Books, a publishing company that provides readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories. Prometheus books publishes intelligent nonfiction books in several core categories, including popular science, philosophy, history, and more.
buyer: Rowman & Littlefield
Rowman & Littlefield is a leading independent publisher. They focus on academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences, government and official data, and educational publishing. In addition to print publishing they also specialize in creating e-book editions. "
target: Prometheus Books
Prometheus Books is a publishing company that provides readers with thoughtful and authoritative books in a wide variety of categories. Prometheus books publishes intelligent nonfiction books in several core categories, including popular science, critical thinking, philosophy, history, and more.
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announced 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Penguin Random House, will purchase Book Publishing Assets from F+W Media, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House is acquiring the book publishing assets of F+W Media, which include the Writer’s Digest catalog. The book publishing assets of F+W Media include a wide variety of illustrated non-fiction books in art instruction, crafts, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, woodworking, and the outdoors.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House is an American multinational conglomerate publishing company formed in 2013 from the merger of Random House and Penguin Group. Penguin Random House is the world's largest English language trade publisher, bringing people the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. "
seller parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
seller: F+W Media, Inc.
The book publishing assets of F+W Media include a wide variety of illustrated non-fiction books in art instruction, crafts, writing, genealogy, antiques and collectibles, woodworking, and the outdoors. F+W Media is a media and e-commerce company headquartered in New York City.
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$3.00
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Octopus Publishing Group, acquired Short Books Limited

synopsis: Octopus Publishing Group has bought Short Books, the latest in a series of successful indies to be snapped up by Hachette. Founded in 2001 by former journalists Rebecca Nicolson and Aurea Carpenter, Short Books is a publisher of first-class, popular non-fiction.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: Octopus Publishing Group
Octopus is a leading publisher of non-fiction books. Octopus has extensive experience of working with high profile authors, trusted partners and associations to produce exciting, market leading books. "
target: Short Books Limited
Founded in 2001 by former journalists Rebecca Nicolson and Aurea Carpenter, Short Books is a publisher of first-class, popular non-fiction. Short Books focuses predominantly on ‘mind, body, spirit’ books following on from the success of The Fast Diet (2013) by Dr Michael Mosley and Mimi Spencer.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Albatros Media, acquired Domino Publishing

synopsis: The Albatros Media publishing house has bought a 100% stake in the Domino publishing house (Nakladatelství Domino). Domino is best known to Czech readers as the publisher of detective novels and thrillers. 
buyer: Albatros Media
Albatros Media a.s. is the largest Czech Publishing group with the portfolio of 15 imprints covering every target group from children to seniors. The company publishes over 1 500 titles per year, operates its own distribution network and the long-established school reader’s club. "
target: Domino Publishing
Domino Publishing (Nakladatelství Domino) was founded in 1997 by Karin Lednická. Domino offers traditional thrillers and psychothrillers, thrilling stories with a historical plot, but also social novels.
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announced 4/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Arcadia Publishing and The History Press, will acquire Pelican Publishing Co., Inc.

synopsis: Gretna-based Pelican Publishing Company and Arcadia Publishing announced in a press release that Arcadia will acquire the significant majority of Pelican’s assets. Pelican Publishing is a Gretna, Louisiana-based publishing company that has a catalog of more than 2,000 titles.
buyer parent: Lezen Acquisition
buyer: Arcadia Publishing and The History Press
Arcadia Publishing is the leading publisher of local and regional books in the United States with a library of more than 14,000 titles. Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, it publishes a combined 500 books each year. "
target: Pelican Publishing Co., Inc.
Pelican Publishing is a Gretna, Louisiana-based publishing company. Pelican has a catalog of more than 2,000 titles, including such backlist bestsellers as "Listen, I Say Like This by Chef Leah Chase" and the children’s holiday classic "Cajun Night Before Christmas" illustrated by James Rice.
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closed 4/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Welbeck Publishing Group, acquired Carlton Books

synopsis: Welbeck Publishing Group, a UK-based publishing group, has acquired Carlton Books, a leading international publisher based in London. Carlton Books publishes beautifully illustrated books for adults and children. They specialise in popular topics such as entertainment, history, sport, arts, lifestyle, puzzles and pastimes.
buyer: Welbeck Publishing Group
Welbeck Publishing Group is a UK-based publishing group. Welbeck Publishing Group is focused on illustrated non-fiction and children’s books for the co-edition market as well as commercial fiction and non-fiction. "
target: Carlton Books
Carlton Books is a leading international publisher based in London. Carlton Books publishes beautifully illustrated books for adults and children. They specialise in popular topics such as entertainment, history, sport, arts, lifestyle, puzzles and pastimes.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Publishers Weekly

Rowman & Littlefield, acquired McBooks Press

synopsis: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group has acquired McBooks Press of Ithaca, N.Y. McBooks’ extensive list of publications features genres of historical fiction, particularly naval and military fiction, nonfiction, healthy living and sports.
buyer: Rowman & Littlefield
Rowman & Littlefield is a leading independent publisher. They focus on academic publishing in the humanities and social sciences, government and official data, and educational publishing. In addition to print publishing they also specialize in creating e-book editions. "
target: McBooks Press
McBooks Press has been publishing books independently for over 30 years. McBooks’ extensive list of publications features genres of historical fiction, particularly naval and military fiction, nonfiction, healthy living and sports. Most of their titles are also available as e-books.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Atena Equity Partners, acquired LeYa SA

synopsis: LeYa, the second largest Portuguese publishing group changes hands. Managers Isaías Gomes Teixeira, Tiago Morais Sarmento and Pedro Marques Guedes now hold 50.1% of the company. LeYa Group managers and the Atena investment fund acquired the publishing company from the English investors of Trilantic Capital Partners.
buyer: Atena Equity Partners
Athena invests in Portuguese leaders who present sustainable entry barriers. We are particularly focused on complex situations such as successions, carve-outs or restructurings, for which the flexible investment mandate and the extensive operational team we possess are fundamental . "
target parent: Trilantic Capital Management LLC
target: LeYa SA
LeYa was established in 2008 as a holding company incorporating some of the most prestigious publishing houses in portuguese language. LeYa publishes fiction, nonfiction and children’s books, being also one of the most important textbook and study book publisher in portuguese speaking countries.
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announced 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Gill, will acquire The Collins Press Limited

synopsis: Gill (M.H. Gill & Co.), Ireland's biggest publisher of school books and non-fiction books, will acquire The Collins Press, an independent book publisher in Ireland. The Collins Press publishes a wide range of non-fiction books of Irish interest. Their books cover the topics of history, travel, sport, biography, photography, and more.
buyer: Gill
Gill is Ireland's biggest publisher of school books and non-fiction books. Gill publishes non-fiction books about biography, food and drink, history, lifestyle, parenting, nature, sport, and more. Gill offers school books for primary, secondary, further education, and college and university. "
target: The Collins Press Limited
The Collins Press is an independent book publisher in Ireland. The Collins Press publishes a wide range of non-fiction books of Irish interest. Their books cover the topics of history, travel, sport, biography, photography, current affairs, and more.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

John Murray Press, acquired Sheldon Press

synopsis: Hachette UK has acquired the Sheldon Press, a specialist medical, mental health and self-help imprint of the Christian knowledge publisher SPCK. It will become part of John Murray Learning.
buyer parent: Lagardère SCA
buyer: John Murray Press
John Murray is one of Britain’s most distinguished literary publishers. From its foundation in 1768, the firm has published a dazzling roster of authors, including Byron, Darwin and Jane Austen, and now publishes a small and highly focused list specialising in travel, history, biography and memoirs "
target parent: Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge
target: Sheldon Press
Sheldon Press is a leading publisher of self-help books designed to inform and empower readers to take control of their physical, mental, and emotional health.
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closed 1/18/2019 via Company Press Release

Histria Books, acquired Addison & Highsmith Publishers

synopsis: Histria Books, a company that publishes general interest books, fiction and literature, and children’s books, as well as scholarly books in broad range of categories, has acquired Addison & Highsmith Publishers, an adult fiction publishing company, dedicated to historical fiction, science fiction, detective novels and other categories of fiction.
buyer: Histria Books
Histria Books publishes general interest books, fiction and literature, and children’s books, as well as scholarly books in broad range of categories. Originally established as an academic publishing house, Histria Books is now an independent publishing house. "
target: Addison & Highsmith Publishers
Addison & Highsmith Publishers is an adult fiction publishing company whose title catalogue include the works of best-selling author, S.P. Grogan. They are dedicated to works of adult fiction, including historical fiction, science fiction, detective novels and other categories of fiction.
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closed 1/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Najafi Companies, acquired Author Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House has sold its Author Solutions division to an affiliate of the Najafi Companies, a private investment firm. Author Solutions, LLC, is the world’s leading supported self-publishing services provider.
buyer: Najafi Companies
Najafi Companies is an International private investment firm based in Phoenix, Arizona, and holdings in consumer, media, technology, industrial, energy and real estate. The firm makes highly-selective investments in companies with strong management teams across a variety of industries. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, LLC, is the world’s leading supported self-publishing services provider. Author Solutions’ leading self-publishing imprints have helped more than 200,000 authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than 250,000 new titles.
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closed 7/19/2012 via Reuters

Penguin Group, acquired Author Solutions, Inc.

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

Snap MyLife, Inc., acquired Inkubook

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

Author Solutions, Inc., acquired Trafford Publishing

synopsis: Author Solutions, the world leader in indie book publishing - the fastest-growing segment of book publishing, announced the acquisition of the publishing assets of Trafford Publishing of Victoria, British Columbia.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
buyer: Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), is the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through its self-publishing brands, AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Inkubook, and Wordclay, ASI enables more authors to self publish, promote, and sell their books than any other company in the world. "
target: Trafford Publishing
The first company in the world to offer an "on-demand publishing service," Trafford has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford also was one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books.
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closed 1/8/2009 via PR Newswire

Author Solutions, Inc., acquired Xlibris

synopsis: Author Solutions, Inc., the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of book publishing, announced the acquisition of Xlibris - a pioneering leader in print-on-demand self-publishing services. Kevin Weiss, ASI president and chief executive officer, made the announcement to Xlibris employees.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
buyer: Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), is the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through its self-publishing brands, AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Inkubook, and Wordclay, ASI enables more authors to self publish, promote, and sell their books than any other company in the world. "
target: Xlibris
Xlibris, a self-publishing brand of Author Solutions, Inc., is one of the leading publishing services providers for authors.
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closed 10/10/2007 via BusinessWire

AuthorHouse, acquired IUniverse.com

synopsis: Author Solutions, Inc. today announced it closed the previously announced acquisition of iUniverse, a leading self-publishing company. iUniverse will join AuthorHouse as one of the brands of Author Solutions, the world’s leading self-publishing company. Author Solutions is a Bertram Capital-owned holding company.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
buyer: AuthorHouse
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), is the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through its self-publishing brands, AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Inkubook, and Wordclay, ASI enables more authors to self publish, promote, and sell their books than any other company in the world. "
target: IUniverse.com
iUniverse makes it possible for writers to achieve the dream of becoming a published author. iUniverse offers a unique mix of self-publishing products and services and the skills of a professional team dedicated to enabling authors to see their books in print.
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closed 1/22/2007 via BusinessWire

Bertram Capital Management LLC., acquired AuthorHouse

synopsis: Bertram Capital, a private equity firm based in Palo Alto, California, has purchased Author Solutions, Inc., the holding company for AuthorHouse, from Gazelle Tech Ventures, an Indiana-based venture capital firm, in a transaction announced today by Bryan Smith, president and CEO of AuthorHouse.
buyer: Bertram Capital Management LLC.
Located in San Mateo, CA, Bertram Capital Management is a private equity investment firm with $350 million in capital under management. Bertram Capital is committed to providing meaningful operational and strategic resources to facilitate rapid growth in revenue and profitability. "
target parent: Gazelle TechVentures
target: AuthorHouse
Author Solutions, Inc. (ASI), is the world leader in the fastest-growing segment of publishing. Through its self-publishing brands, AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Inkubook, and Wordclay, ASI enables more authors to self publish, promote, and sell their books than any other company in the world.
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closed 2/1/2017 via BusinessWire

Apollo Global Management, Najafi Companies, The Vistria Group, acquired Apollo Education Group Inc.

synopsis: Apollo Education Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest private education providers, announced the completion of its acquisition by a consortium of investors including The Vistria Group, LLC and funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,816.74)
buyer: The Vistria Group
buyer: Najafi Companies
The Vistria Group, LLC is a private equity firm specializing in mid-market buyouts. Apollo Global Management are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit and real estate. Najafi Companies is an International private investment firm. "
target: Apollo Education Group Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Education Group, Inc. is one of the world’s largest private education. Through its subsidiaries Apollo Global, University of Phoenix, and more, it offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services, online and on-campus, at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels.
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$1,140 [$578]
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$2,328
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$263
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closed 1/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Najafi Companies, acquired Author Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Penguin Random House has sold its Author Solutions division to an affiliate of the Najafi Companies, a private investment firm. Author Solutions, LLC, is the world’s leading supported self-publishing services provider.
buyer: Najafi Companies
Najafi Companies is an International private investment firm based in Phoenix, Arizona, and holdings in consumer, media, technology, industrial, energy and real estate. The firm makes highly-selective investments in companies with strong management teams across a variety of industries. "
target parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
target: Author Solutions, Inc.
Author Solutions, LLC, is the world’s leading supported self-publishing services provider. Author Solutions’ leading self-publishing imprints have helped more than 200,000 authors self-publish, promote and bring to market more than 250,000 new titles.
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closed 6/11/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Aptean, acquired Vision(R)

synopsis: Aptean announced the acquisition of the Vision® software solutions business from affiliates of Cinram Group Inc. Vision software solutions provide cloud-based Supply Chain Inventory Management and Business Intelligence solutions for Fortune 100 clients in home entertainment, electronics, and publishing.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Aptean
Aptean provides industry-specific software applications that enhance processes across the enterprise, helping businesses manage their resources, supply chain, employees, and customer relationships. "
target parent: Najafi Companies
target: Vision(R)
Vision provides cloud-based Supply Chain Inventory Management and Business Intelligence solutions for Fortune 100 clients in home entertainment, electronics, and publishing. Vision is owned by Cinram Group Inc, one of the world's largest providers of media development and delivery services.
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closed 9/4/2013 via PR Newswire

Cinram International Inc., acquired Saffron Digital

synopsis: Cinram, a Najafi Companies affiliate, has acquired Saffron Digital, a specialty firm that provides and manages digital media content from HTC. Saffron Digital specializes in the global management and delivery of premium multi-platform video services.
buyer parent: Najafi Companies
buyer: Cinram International Inc. (US:CRWFF:$2,295.70)
Najafi Companies is an international private investment firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. The firm makes highly-selective investments up to $1 billion in size in companies with strong management teams across a variety of industries, and often in industries out of popular favor. "
target parent: HTC Corporation
target: Saffron Digital
Saffron Digital removes the complexity and reduces the cost of managing and delivering premium OTT or UltraViolet (UV) services. Its Stage platform combines in one place all the tools necessary to create a compelling multi-platform entertainment experience across all connected devices.
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$47
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EV / rev
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closed 5/17/2013 via

SkyMall, Inc. merged with Xhibit Corp.,

synopsis: SkyMall, the Phoenix-based specialty retailer and preferred partner in the loyalty marketplace, has merged into a subsidiary of Xhibit Corp., a leading provider of digital marketing and advertising solutions.
buyer: Xhibit Corp. (XBTC:$9.77)
Xhibit is a cloud based marketing and technology development company focused on digital advertising, online and mobile social media, CRM solutions and games. Xhibit offers a total solution for digital advertising. "
target parent: Najafi Companies
target: SkyMall, Inc.
SkyMall is a multi-channel, direct marketer offering high-quality, innovative merchandise from top direct marketers and manufacturers through its SkyMall catalog and web site, SkyMall.com. SkyMall also offers turn-key merchandise and gift card loyalty programs to global brands.
price ($mm)
$178
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/5/2013 via PR Newswire

Pride Tree Holdings, acquired Direct Brands, Inc.

synopsis: Najafi Companies has sold its majority interest in Direct Brands, parent company of Columbia House, Book-of-the-Month Club and other book clubs, to Pride Tree Holdings. Direct Brands is one of the largest direct-to-consumer distributors of media products in the U.S.
buyer: Pride Tree Holdings
Pride Tree Holdings is a company that bought Direct Brands. "
target parent: Najafi Companies
target: Direct Brands, Inc.
Direct Brands is one of the largest direct-to-consumer distributors of media products in the U.S. The company is home to DVD and book club brands such as Columbia House, Doubleday Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club, BOMC2.com as well as a number of special interest and lifestyle book clubs.
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closed 8/31/2012 via PR Newswire

Najafi Companies, acquired Cinram International Inc.

synopsis: Cinram International Income Fund announced that it has completed the sale of substantially all of the Fund's assets and businesses in the United States and Canada to newly formed affiliate of Najafi Companies. Cinram is one of the world's leading providers of pre-recorded multimedia products and related distribution and logistics services.
buyer: Najafi Companies
Najafi Companies is an international private investment firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. The firm makes highly-selective investments up to $1 billion in size in companies with strong management teams across a variety of industries, and often in industries out of popular favor. "
target: Cinram International Inc. (US:CRWFF:$2,295.70)
Cinram International Inc. is one of the world's largest providers of pre-recorded multimedia products and related logistics services for motion picture studios, music labels, publishers and computer software companies.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/4/2012 via PR Newswire

Direct Brands, Inc., acquired SkyMall, Inc.

synopsis: Direct Brands' affiliate Bookspan, which is owned by Phoenix-based private investment firm, Najafi Companies, has acquired Phoenix-based SkyMall, one of the most recognized brands in North America. SkyMall is known for its national in-flight catalog and e-commerce business.
buyer parent: Najafi Companies
buyer: Direct Brands, Inc.
Direct Brands is one of the largest direct-to-consumer distributors of media products in the U.S. The company is home to DVD and book club brands such as Columbia House, Doubleday Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club, BOMC2.com as well as a number of special interest and lifestyle book clubs. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: SkyMall, Inc.
SkyMall is a multi-channel, direct marketer offering high-quality, innovative merchandise from top direct marketers and manufacturers through its SkyMall catalog and web site, SkyMall.com. SkyMall also offers turn-key merchandise and gift card loyalty programs to global brands.
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announced 7/11/2008 via PR Newswire

Najafi Companies, will acquire Direct Group North America

synopsis: Najafi Companies, a Phoenix, Arizona-based private investment company, has agreed to acquire the direct-to-consumer business, Direct Group North America, from Bertelsmann AG the two companies announced today. The sale agreement, which was entered into earlier this week, is expected to close in the third quarter of 2008.
buyer: Najafi Companies
Najafi Companies is a private investment firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. The firm makes highly-selective investments up to $1 billion in size in companies with strong management teams across a variety of industries, and often in industries out of popular favor. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: Direct Group North America
Direct Group North America is one of the largest direct-to-consumer distributors of media products in the U.S. The company is home to such marketing-leading book, DVD and music club brands as Doubleday Book Club, Book-of-the-Month Club, Mystery Guild and Columbia House.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/8/2007 via BusinessWire

General Atlantic, LLC, acquired Network Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Network Solutions, the leading provider of online solutions for small businesses, announced that General Atlantic, a leading global private equity firm, has completed its transaction to acquire Network Solutions from Najafi Companies (formerly Pivotal Private Equity). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: General Atlantic, LLC
General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. GA combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers. "
target parent: Najafi Companies
target: Network Solutions, Inc.
Network Solutions, LLC, a leading provider of online solutions for small businesses who want to be found on the Internet or sell online, and the pioneer of the domain name registration service, offers a full range of Web-related servicess, including e-mail and domain name registration services.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

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

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

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

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

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

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

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

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

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

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, announced that it will acquire a majority stake in Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for preK-12th grade, from KKR.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
price ($mm)
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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:$38.04)
Founded in 1982, Educational Holding Group was the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. The group has grown manifold with a portfolio that covers the entire educational life-cycle, ranging from K-12, tertiary education and vocational training and development.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/8/2005 via BusinessWire

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

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

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

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

PFGBEST, will acquire Alaron Futures & Options

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

Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC, acquired Integrity Trading Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Financial, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Integrity Trading Inc., a Direct Market Access broker/dealer that provides execution and clearing services to retail and institutional customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC
Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC is a Direct Market Access trading and trading technology development business. Formerly E*TRADE Professional Trading, LLC, the firm was acquired by the current management team in a management buyout from E*TRADE Financial in 2006. "
target: Integrity Trading Inc.
Integrity Trading International is a broker dealer registered in the United States offering clearing and execution to U.S. and foreign banks, broker dealers and individuals interested in accessing the U.S. market and reselling our services in foreign countries.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

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

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

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

FXCM Inc., acquired ODL Securities

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

VinaCapital Investment Management, acquired Smartly Pte Ltd

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

Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV, acquired TradersOnly BV

synopsis: LYNX, a Dutch specialist in online investing, has acquired TradersOnly, the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
buyer: Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV
LYNX is a Dutch specialist in online investing. LYNX provides investors with access to more than 100 exchanges in 20 countries through its user-friendly trading platform. The company was founded in 2006 and has been active on the Dutch market since 2007. "
target: TradersOnly BV
TradersOnly is the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
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EBIT ($mm)
($0.22)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
246
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Ticker: ASX:AB1
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Animoca Brands
Animoca Brands is a mobile game publisher and developer. Animoca Brands develops and publishes great mobile games based on globally loved popular brands like Garfield, Ben10, Doraemon, Ultraman and Astro Boy. The company's games have been downloaded over 280 million times.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$8.69
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.73)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
70
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Ticker: OM:MASS B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Massolit Media
Massolit Media
Massolit Media AB offers publishing services. The company publishes fiction, biographies, non-fiction and children's books. The company is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: NGM:STORY B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Storytel AB
Storytel AB is the market leader for streamed audiobooks in Sweden. With Storytel users always have their favorite stories close by, a whole library in their phone or tablet wherever they go. It should be this easy to enjoy great tales!
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$166.85
EBITDA ($mm)
($27.53)
EBIT ($mm)
($33.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
500
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Ticker: SCHL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,679.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$114.90
EBIT ($mm)
$75.50
Net Income ($mm)
$48.50
Employees
9000
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Ticker: TSX:CJR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based integrated media and content company that creates, broadcasts, licenses and delivers content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. Their portfolio of multimedia offerings covers specialty television and radio with other assets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,254.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$442.61
EBIT ($mm)
$382.87
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3200
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Ticker: EDUC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Educational Development Corporation
Educational Development Corporation
Educational Development Corporation is the sole U.S. distributor of a line of children's books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$35.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.68
EBIT ($mm)
$1.54
Net Income ($mm)
$0.94
Employees
83
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Ticker: JSE:NPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Naspers Ltd.
Naspers Ltd.
Founded in 1915, Naspers is a global internet and entertainment group and one of the largest technology investors in the world. Operating in more than 130 countries and markets with long-term growth potential, Naspers builds leading companies that empower people and enrich communities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,291.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($415.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($561.00)
Net Income ($mm)
$6,901.00
Employees
20196
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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)
$12,803.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,628.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,045.00
Net Income ($mm)
$3,738.00
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)
$5,683.13
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,495.95
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: 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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