Like DFA Intercultural Global Solutions, LLC

closed 2/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Dwellworks Residential Services LLC, acquired DFA Intercultural Global Solutions, LLC

synopsis: DFA Intercultural, the world's leading brand for intercultural training and support, has been acquired by Dwellworks, a company that delivers innovative, efficient and cost-effective relocation solutions for companies. DFA is the world's largest and most trusted provider of global cross-cultural training and consulting.
buyer: Dwellworks Residential Services LLC
Dwellworks delivers innovative, efficient and cost-effective relocation solutions for companies. Working together as a team with their managed supplier network, they provide Destination Services, Intercultural Services, Property Management, and Valuation Services. "
target: DFA Intercultural Global Solutions, LLC
DFA is the world’s most trusted provider of global cross-cultural training and consulting. The DFA team and global trainer network provides intercultural global solutions and products for organizations and business travelers needing the cultural competencies to succeed in today’s globalized world.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA, acquired Docendi

synopsis: The Lefebvre Sarrut group, a French leader in the legal and tax knowledge market, strengthens its offer in the training sector with a new acquisition of Docendi, a French company that offers its customers a pedagogical formula that combines face-to-face and digital support for soft-skills training.
buyer: Editions Lefebvre Sarrut SA
Editions Lefebvre Sarrut is a French group that provides professional publishing and training to legal and tax professionals. Their training entities are composed of 150 employees, trainers, computer staff, commercial, marketing and support teams. "
target: Docendi
Headquartered in France, Docendi offers its customers a pedagogical formula that combines face-to-face and digital support for soft-skills training. The aim of the company is to develop a tailor-made offer, a work-based training approach and a certifying training offer for customers.
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closed 8/15/2018 via Company Press Release

Plusoft Informática SA, acquired Edusense Educação LTDA

synopsis: Plusoft, the largest Brazilian provider of CRM and digital relationship solutions, has acquired Edusense, a Brazilian edtech company that provides online courses focused on the B2B and B2C markets. Edusense offers over 100 fully interactive and gamified courses that are designed to help develop soft skills.
buyer: Plusoft Informática SA
Founded in 1988, Plusoft is the largest Brazilian provider of CRM and digital relationship solutions. Plusoft's omni-channel solution allows businesses to access all information in one place to provide an uninterrupted relationship experience. "
target: Edusense Educação LTDA
Edusense is a Brazilian edtech company that provides online courses focused on the B2B and B2C markets. Edusense offers over 100 fully interactive and gamified courses that are designed to help develop soft skills.
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closed 6/13/2017 via PR Newswire

RED BEAR Negotiation Company, acquired BayGroup International

synopsis: RED BEAR Negotiation Company, the global leader in supplier negotiation training, announced that it has acquired BayGroup International supplier training content, a recognized negotiation and execution skills training company.
buyer: RED BEAR Negotiation Company
RED BEAR Negotiation Company is a global performance improvement firm dedicated to maximizing the profitability of the agreements negotiated with suppliers, customers, partners, and colleagues. "
target parent: Sentinel Capital Partners
target: BayGroup International
BayGroup International is a global performance improvement firm that helps corporate leaders achieve critical sales performance, profit improvement, cost containment, and team effectiveness goals quickly, with high impact.
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closed 5/22/2017 via PR Newswire

International Institute for Learning, acquired Orbital Training and Consulting

synopsis: Global training provider International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) announced that it has acquired Orbital Training and Consulting, a company that provides high-impact corporate learning solutions focusing on Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, business process improvement, Project Management, Agile, PMO and soft skills.
buyer: International Institute for Learning
International Institute for Learning ("IIL") is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching and customized course development, and is proud to be the educational provider of choice for thousands of global companies -- in more than 150 countries and for over 25 years. "
target: Orbital Training and Consulting
Orbital provides high-impact corporate learning solutions focusing on Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, business process improvement, Project Management, Agile, PMO and soft skills. Orbital is an accredited/approved center for the Institute for Leadership and Management.
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closed 3/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

SVP, Société par Actions Simplifiée, acquired Versalys

synopsis: SVP.com, which specializes in operational support for businesses and communities, Expands in Canada with the acquisition of Versalys Group, which specializes in vocational training and translation. Versalys offers a complete range of 900 courses in IT, office automation, human resources, project management and business language.
buyer: SVP, Société par Actions Simplifiée
SVP.com provides management consulting and professional support services to businesses and local governments. The company offers legislation, finance, accounting, human resources, business life, skill development, and market consulting services. "
target: Versalys
Versalys offers a complete range of more than 900 training courses in IT, Office Automation, Softskills, Project Management and Business Language. They have 125 trainers in four branch offices with 30 training classrooms, located in downtown Montreal, Quebec City, Laval and Brossard.
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closed 9/2/2014 via PR Newswire

TeleTech Holdings, Inc., acquired rogenSi

synopsis: TeleTech Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled customer engagement solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of rogenSi, a global leadership, sales execution and change management consulting firm.
buyer: TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (TTEC:$1,395.69)
TeleTech, founded in 1982, is a leading global provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled customer engagement solutions. They offer an integrated platform that combines consulting, technology, care and growth services to simplify and personalize interactions between people and brands. "
target: rogenSi
Founded in 1968, rogenSi has expanded to become a leading global provider of sales and leadership performance training and applied leadership consulting to blue chip clients. The company operates globally with central hubs located in New York, London, Hong Kong and Sydney.
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closed 4/2/2013 via PR Newswire

Corporate Visions, Inc., acquired BayGroup International

synopsis: Corporate Visions, Inc. announced that it has acquired BayGroup International, a recognized sales negotiation and sales execution skills training company. This move expands Corporate Visions' business and strengthens its reputation as the leader in helping companies differentiate their customer selling conversations.
buyer parent: Hammond Kennedy Whitney
buyer: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions, Inc. helps global business-to-business companies create more sales opportunities, win more deals and increase sales profitability by improving the conversations salespeople have with customers. "
target: BayGroup International
BayGroup International is a global performance improvement firm that helps corporate leaders achieve critical profit improvement, cost containment, and team effectiveness goals quickly, and with high impact.
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closed 10/10/2012 via BNC Analysis

Renovus Capital, acquired The Ariel Group

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners announced the acquisition of The Ariel Group, LLC. Renovus is an education-focused private equity firm based outside of Philadelphia, PA. The Ariel Group is a provider of training programs that teach leadership and communications skills to mid- and senior-level executives.
buyer: Renovus Capital
Renovus Capital Partners is an education-focused private equity fund. Renovus invests in small and mid-sized businesses within the education sector, including both educational institutions and companies that provide these institutions with technology, content and services. "
target: The Ariel Group
Using a unique experiential approach, based in the performing arts, The Ariel Group helps individuals discover their authentic leadership talents and make enduring improvements in their ability to inspire, engage, and connect with clients and employees.
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closed 10/2/2012 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired BlessingWhite Inc.

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation completed its acquisition of BlessingWhite, a provider of leadership development and employee engagement solutions that translate business strategies into results for its customers by developing more effective leaders and more engaged workforces.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies Corporation is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. "
target: BlessingWhite Inc.
BlessingWhite is a provider of leadership development and employee engagement solutions that translate business strategies into results for its customers by developing more effective leaders and more engaged workforces.
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closed 2/15/2011 via BusinessWire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Communication Consulting Ltd.

synopsis: GP Strategies Corporation has announced that its principal operating subsidiary, General Physics Corporation, has acquired Communication Consulting, a China-based training and consulting company with offices in Shanghai and Beijing, China, and Haryana (New Delhi) in India.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation. GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. "
target: Communication Consulting Ltd.
Communication Consulting is a China-based training and consulting company. Communication Consulting designs and delivers customized training solutions and specializes in the areas of leadership, communication skills, sales and customer service training.
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closed 1/27/2011 via Company Press Release

CDS International, Inc. merged with AIPT,

synopsis: AIPT and CDS are pleased to announce the merger of their respective organizations. CDS International, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit international exchange organization based in New York City.
buyer: AIPT
AIPT provides worldwide on-the-job training programs for students and professionals seeking international career development and life-changing experiences. They arrange workplace exchanges in hundreds of professional fields, bringing employers and trainees together from around the world. "
target: CDS International, Inc.
CDS International offers a diverse portfolio of exchange programs, professional work internships, study tours, seminars, and language and cultural training programs designed to prepare individuals and corporations for a globally interconnected society.
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closed 12/5/2007 via BusinessWire

ResCare, Inc., acquired Biscom Resource Management Limited

synopsis: ResCare, Inc. acquired 100% of the stock of Biscom Resource Management Limited, a United Kingdom company with six locations in the United Kingdom. Biscom is a private provider of government funded job reintegration services that include job training and job placement assistance. Expected annual revenues from the acquisition are $25 million.
buyer: ResCare, Inc. (RSCR:$1,569.07)
ResCare is a human service company supporting people with developmental and other disabilities, youth with special needs, adults experiencing barriers to employment and older people in their homes. "
target parent: ResCare, Inc.
target: Biscom Resource Management Limited
Biscom Resource Management Limited is a United Kingdom company with six locations in the United Kingdom. Biscom is a private provider of government funded job reintegration services that include job training and job placement assistance.
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announced 2/22/2017 via PR Newswire

crossculture academy will be merged with Globiana,

synopsis: Globiana and crossculture academy, both thriving intercultural training and coaching platforms for globally-mobile talent, announce the two companies are merging. The new entity – continuing under the name of Globiana – becomes one of the largest cloud-based mobile workforce support platforms.
buyer: Globiana
Globiana, the Silicon Valley, California-based company helps multinational businesses train, coach and guide globally-mobile employees and their families. The unique high-touch cloud platform delivers a premium eLearning environment, expat need-based coaching, and multi-media resources. "
target: crossculture academy
crossculture academy, a online portal for intercultural education and training programs features one of the highest rated body of trainers across the EU. It features 24/7 online support, eLearning courses, over 500 learning videos and a library of highly specialized content articles.
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closed 1/23/2020 via Company Press Release

Projective NV, acquired Exellys NV

synopsis: Projective, a Belgian business, technology, and innovation consulting firm, has acquired a majority stake in the technology talent incubator Exellys in Mechelen. Through an intensive training and coaching programme in technical, management, and soft skills, Exellys elevates tech talent to a higher level and makes them immediately deployable.
buyer: Projective NV
Projective is a Belgian business, technology, and innovation consulting firm. Projective delivers innovation and change in the financial services industry, driving complex business transformation and sustainable change, measurable value, and cost reduction. "
target: Exellys NV
Exellys is a Belgian training and talent acquisition consultancy that helps companies attract and retain highly educated talent in IT and engineering roles. Excellys provides training and coaching programs to give workers the essential skills, competencies, and knowledge necessary to succeed.
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announced 5/13/2013 via Market Wire

Cephas Holding Corp, will be merged with Global Leadership Institute

synopsis: Cephas Holding Corp announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Global Leadership Institute, an existing executive education company. GLI programs are held in conjunction with leading local universities and staffed by American and European academics.
buyer: Cephas Holding Corp
Cephas Holding Corp (PINKSHEETS: CEHC) is a shell corporation in Phoenix, AZ. "
target: Global Leadership Institute
Global Leadership Institute engages the best minds in academia, government and the private sector in developing practical solutions to the pressing problems of converting policy to action. Its programs are held in conjunction with leading local universities.
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closed 1/2/2013 via PR Newswire

Korn/Ferry International, acquired PDI Ninth House

synopsis: Korn/Ferry International, a premier global provider of talent management solutions, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Minneapolis-based PDI Ninth House, a leading, globally-recognized provider of leadership solutions. 
buyer: Korn/Ferry International (KFY:$1,945.01)
Korn/Ferry International is a premier global provider of talent management solutions. The firm delivers services and solutions that help clients cultivate greatness through the attraction, engagement, development and retention of their talent. "
target: PDI Ninth House
PDI Ninth House is the world’s premier global leadership solutions company. The company provides integrated assessment, development and coaching solutions around critical leadership and business challenges that most directly impact each leader’s success and the success of their organization.
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closed 7/26/2010 via BusinessWire

Kenexa Corporation, acquired The Centre for High Performance Development Limited

synopsis: Kenexa, a leading provider of business solutions for human resources, announced the acquisition of The Centre for High Performance Development (Holdings) Limited (CHPD). CHPD’s extensive research on leadership development and training will add to Kenexa’s existing research and content portfolio.
buyer: Kenexa Corporation (KNXA:$282.94)
Kenexa provides business solutions for human resources. Kenexa helps global organizations multiply business success by identifying the best individuals for every job and fostering optimal work environments for every organization. "
target: The Centre for High Performance Development Limited
The Centre for High Performance Development (CHPD) specializes in the assessment and development of leaders to inspire and sustain personal and business success.
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closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

CPL Training Ltd., acquired abv Training Ltd.

synopsis: CPL Training Limited has acquired abv Training, one of the leading hospitality training companies in the UK, strengthening the company’s portfolio of training and e-learning products. abv Training offers face-to-face and e-learning training, delivering compliance courses including Personal Licence; APLH and SCPLH, and more.
buyer: CPL Training Ltd.
The CPL Training Group is the leading provider of face-to-face training and online e-learning courses to the licensed retail and hospitality sectors. Comprising CPL Training, CPL Online, CPL eLearning, it delivers over a thousand APLH and SCPLH face-to-face courses around the UK. "
target: abv Training Ltd.
abv Training offers face-to-face and e-learning training, delivering compliance courses including Personal Licence; APLH and SCPLH, as well as a range of soft skills training including customer service.
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closed 3/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Yum! Brands, Inc, acquired Heartstyles

synopsis: Yum! Brands, Inc. announced that it has acquired Heartstyles, a world-class leadership development program. They offer an intuitive and practical method for helping people learn how to become the best versions of themselves, lead authentically and build workplace cultures that unlock the potential of teams and deliver strong results.
buyer: Yum! Brands, Inc (NYSE:YUM:$5,597.00)
Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Kentucky, has over 50,000 restaurants in more than 150 countries and territories primarily operating the company’s brands – KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell – global leaders of the chicken, pizza and Mexican-style food categories. "
target: Heartstyles
Heartstyles is a world-class leadership development program. They offer an intuitive and practical method for helping people learn how to become the best versions of themselves, lead authentically and build workplace cultures that unlock the potential of teams and deliver strong results.
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closed 2/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Dwellworks Residential Services LLC, acquired DFA Intercultural Global Solutions, LLC

synopsis: DFA Intercultural, the world's leading brand for intercultural training and support, has been acquired by Dwellworks, a company that delivers innovative, efficient and cost-effective relocation solutions for companies. DFA is the world's largest and most trusted provider of global cross-cultural training and consulting.
buyer: Dwellworks Residential Services LLC
Dwellworks delivers innovative, efficient and cost-effective relocation solutions for companies. Working together as a team with their managed supplier network, they provide Destination Services, Intercultural Services, Property Management, and Valuation Services. "
target: DFA Intercultural Global Solutions, LLC
DFA is the world’s most trusted provider of global cross-cultural training and consulting. The DFA team and global trainer network provides intercultural global solutions and products for organizations and business travelers needing the cultural competencies to succeed in today’s globalized world.
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closed 2/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Dwellworks Residential Services LLC, acquired DFA Intercultural Global Solutions, LLC

synopsis: DFA Intercultural, the world's leading brand for intercultural training and support, has been acquired by Dwellworks, a company that delivers innovative, efficient and cost-effective relocation solutions for companies. DFA is the world's largest and most trusted provider of global cross-cultural training and consulting.
buyer: Dwellworks Residential Services LLC
Dwellworks delivers innovative, efficient and cost-effective relocation solutions for companies. Working together as a team with their managed supplier network, they provide Destination Services, Intercultural Services, Property Management, and Valuation Services. "
target: DFA Intercultural Global Solutions, LLC
DFA is the world’s most trusted provider of global cross-cultural training and consulting. The DFA team and global trainer network provides intercultural global solutions and products for organizations and business travelers needing the cultural competencies to succeed in today’s globalized world.
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closed 11/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Opteon, acquired Apex Appraisal Service

synopsis: Apex Appraisal Service (Apex) is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Opteon, Australia and New Zealand’s largest independent property advisory firm, to be the exclusive provider of their proprietary property valuation software in the U.S. market.
buyer: Opteon
Opteon is an international provider of valuation, advisory, and property services through innovative software solutions. Founded in 2005, Opteon is recognized as the largest independent valuation professional services firm in Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Apex Appraisal Service
Apex Appraisal Service is a leading real estate appraisal management company providing valuation and consulting services in all 50 U.S. states. The company is owned and operated by appraisers and industry experts with a proven track record of ensuring regulatory compliance at the highest level.
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closed 4/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Class Valuation, acquired Janus AMC, LLC

synopsis: Class Valuation, a top nationwide real estate collateral valuation and appraisal management company to the residential mortgage industry, announced that they have acquired Texas-based appraisal management company (AMC), Janus Valuation & Compliance (Janus). Janus is a full service appraisal management firm, built to answer the needs of lenders.
buyer parent: Narrow Gauge Capital
buyer: Class Valuation
Class Valuation, formerly Class Appraisal, is a top 10 nationwide Appraisal Management Company, delivering outstanding quality and service to each and every client. The company is committed to combining the best people, products, processes, and technology available to help lenders be successful. "
target: Janus AMC, LLC
Janus is a full service appraisal management firm, built to answer the needs of lenders. Founded in 2008, Janus has been at the forefront of customized appraisal management company (AMC) service models with a focus on retail, credit union, and correspondent lenders in Texas and surrounding markets.
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closed 12/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Class Valuation, acquired Landmark Network

synopsis: Class Valuation, one of the largest nationwide providers of real estate asset valuation and appraisal management solutions to the residential mortgage industry, announced that the company has acquired Van Nuys, California-based Landmark Network, a leader in real estate valuation with a specialization in the reverse mortgage lending industry.
buyer parent: Narrow Gauge Capital
buyer: Class Valuation
Class Valuation, formerly Class Appraisal, is a top 10 nationwide Appraisal Management Company, delivering outstanding quality and service to each and every client. The company is committed to combining the best people, products, processes, and technology available to help lenders be successful. "
target: Landmark Network
Van Nuys, CA-based Landmark Network is a leader in real estate valuation with a specialization in the reverse mortgage lending industry. Landmark Network also offers Landscape™, an appraisal management cloudware built from the ground up by an appraisal management company.
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announced 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Apex Appraisal Service, will acquire Value Trend Solutions

synopsis: Apex Appraisal Service (Apex) and Value Trend Solutions (VTS) have announced a strategic partnership and planned merger of business operations to offer a unified appraisal management solution. VTS is a nationwide real estate appraisal management company owned and operated by appraisers.
buyer: Apex Appraisal Service
Apex Appraisal Service is a leading real estate Appraisal Management Company located in Northern California and providing services across the US. Apex is dedicated to providing prompt and accurate valuation and consulting services. "
target: Value Trend Solutions
Value Trend Solutions (VTS) is a nationwide real estate appraisal management company owned and operated by appraisers. VTS was founded in 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona where it continues to operate today.
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closed 3/14/2018 via GlobeNewswire

DartAppraisal, acquired Valuation Management Group LLC

synopsis: Dart Appraisal, a nationwide appraisal management company (AMC), announced that it has acquired Valuation Management Group, a national AMC based near Atlanta. Valuation Management Group was established with a vision of providing a partnership to financial institutions to offer an independent appraisal process, with excellent turn times and quality.
buyer: DartAppraisal
Dart Appraisal is a leading nationwide independent Appraisal Management Company (AMC) established in 1993. The company was founded on the principle that an AMC could create transparency between the lender and appraiser, cultivating a process that brings out the best in both parties. "
target: Valuation Management Group LLC
Valuation Management Group was established in 2006 with a vision of providing a partnership to financial institutions to offer an independent appraisal process, with excellent turn times and quality.
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closed 8/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services, acquired Elliott & Company Appraisers Inc.

synopsis: Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services LLC (“Nationwide”), a leading national appraisal management and real estate valuation services company acquired Elliott & Company Appraisers (“Elliott”). Elliott has been a thought leader in providing valuation services for complex commercial properties and title insurance claims for nearly four decades.
buyer parent: Corridor Capital, LLC
buyer: Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services
Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services, LLC, the 1st Appraisal Management Company to be licensed in the United States, is an award winning full service Appraisal Management Company, licensed, bonded and insured to conduct business nationwide. "
target: Elliott & Company Appraisers Inc.
Founded in 1980, and based in Greensboro, NC, Elliott has been a thought leader in providing valuation services for complex commercial properties and title insurance claims for nearly four decades.
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closed 8/1/2018 via BusinessWire

Xome, acquired Assurant Mortgage Solutions Group

synopsis: Xome, a real estate solutions provider, has acquired Assurant Mortgage Solutions from Assurant, Inc., a provider of risk management solutions. Assurant Mortgage Solutions helps clients manage risk across the mortgage lifecycle. They provide full-service valuation solutions, field services, and LenderX, an appraisal management software solution.
buyer parent: WMIH Corp.
buyer: Xome
Xome is the only platform that digitally connects every major touch-point in the real estate process. Xome makes the process of buying and selling a home more transparent for consumers with status dashboards, dynamic ratings of agents and real estate professionals, and real-time property data. "
target parent: Assurant
target: Assurant Mortgage Solutions Group
Assurant Mortgage Solutions helps clients proactively manage risk across the mortgage lifecycle. They provide full-service valuation solutions, field services, and LenderX, an appraisal management software solution that allows users to manage appraisals, communication, invoicing, and tracking.
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closed 6/4/2020 via BusinessWire

Stewart Information Services Corp, acquired United States Appraisals LLC

synopsis: Stewart Information Services Corporation announced its acquisition of United States Appraisals, a move that strengthens Stewart’s digital real estate services offering in appraisal and valuation management. United States Appraisals has provided innovative residential appraisal management solutions for over a decade.
buyer: Stewart Information Services Corp (STC:$2,111.61)
Stewart Information Services Corporation is a global real estate services company, offering products and services from residential and commercial title insurance and closing and settlement services to specialized offerings for the mortgage industry,. "
target: United States Appraisals LLC
United States Appraisals has provided innovative residential appraisal management solutions for over a decade. Under the leadership of a management team with an unmatched 120 years of combined experience, they deliver much-needed confidence for their clients.
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closed 8/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Data Facts, Inc., acquired Strategic Information Resources, Inc

synopsis: Data Facts, a nationwide provider of mortgage lending solutions and national and international background screening solutions, announced their acquisition of Strategic Information Resources, a national provider of risk assessment services including consumer and business credit reports, appraisals, and comprehensive background screening.
buyer: Data Facts, Inc.
Data Facts provides trusted information that can be relied on to make sound hiring and lending decisions. Their comprehensive solutions allow clients to make better decisions faster and more efficiently. "
target: Strategic Information Resources, Inc
Strategic Information Resources is a national provider of risk assessment services including consumer and business credit reports, appraisals, and comprehensive background screening. SIR helps thousands of companies make more informed decisions every day.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

American Mortgage Consultants, acquired Meridian Asset Services, Inc.

synopsis: American Mortgage Consultants, a due-diligence firm that caters to secondary market participants, has acquired Meridian Asset Services. Meridian Asset Services delivers value to investors and loan servicers through transaction management expertise to the mortgage industry.
buyer: American Mortgage Consultants
American Mortgage Consultants is a Financial & Professional Services provider for Residential, Commercial, Auto, Student and Consumer lending products. They offer a wide range of professional services catering to the industry, including credit/risk policy assessment and delinquency surveillance. "
target: Meridian Asset Services, Inc.
Meridian Asset Services is a financial services company that delivers value to investors and loan servicers. They provide transaction management expertise to the mortgage industry, including collateral & title, due diligence, transaction management, real estate, and portfolio management services.
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closed 3/27/2018 via PR Newswire

Narrow Gauge Capital, acquired Class Appraisal

synopsis: Narrow Gauge Capital, a private equity firm based in Boston, has announced it has completed the acquisition of Class Appraisal, LLC, a leading nationwide provider of real estate asset valuation and appraisal management solutions to the residential mortgage industry.
buyer: Narrow Gauge Capital
Narrow Gauge Capital, based in Boston, is a private equity firm controlled by Adam Doctoroff and Travis Metz. NGC pursues buyouts and recapitalizations in growth-oriented businesses with strong management teams. "
target: Class Appraisal
Class Appraisal, based in Troy, Michigan, is one of the largest and fastest-growing appraisal management companies in the country. Class Appraisal has partnered with over 400 mortgage lenders and over 6,000 of the highest performing residential appraisers in the country.
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closed 11/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

O'Neill Patient Solicitors LLP, acquired Conveyancing Alliance Limited

synopsis: O’Neill Patient (ONP) group, one of the UK’s leading conveyancing practices and a top 70 law firm, has completed the acquisition of broker platform Conveyancing Alliance Limited (CAL) from ULS Technology Plc. CAL is a broker platform that focuses specifically on the needs of successful brokers, estate agents and their clients.
buyer: O'Neill Patient Solicitors LLP
O’Neill Patient (ONP) group is one of the UK’s leading conveyancing practices and a top 70 law firm. ONP is based in Stockport in the North West of England, providing legal services across the UK. They specialise in a number of different practice areas and have grown substantially over the years. "
target parent: ULS Technology plc
target: Conveyancing Alliance Limited
Conveyancing Alliance (CAL) is a broker platform that focuses specifically on the needs of successful brokers, estate agents and their clients. CAL offers conveyancing services from a panel of leading law firms.
price ($mm)
$36
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

ULS Technology plc, acquired Conveyancing Alliance Limited

synopsis: ULS Technology,the provider of online B2B platforms for the UK conveyancing and financial intermediary markets, has acquired the share capitals of Conveyancing Alliance. Conveyancing Alliance is a B2B technology platform in the UK for the selection and instruction of conveyancing.
buyer: ULS Technology plc (AIM:ULS:$38.14)
ULS Technology plc brings customers and legal professionals together via housing market comparison services, delivered through their technology systems. "
target: Conveyancing Alliance Limited
Conveyancing Alliance is a B2B technology platform in the UK for the selection and instruction of conveyancing. Conveyancing Alliance operates under three separate brands, “Conveyancing Alliance” and “Agency Convey” and “Broker Conveyancing”, targeted at the mortgage broker sector.
price ($mm)
$7.51
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Solidifi, acquired Linear Title & Closing, LTD

synopsis: Solidifi, a leading independent provider of real estate valuation services to 60 of the top 100 lenders, announced the acquisition of Linear Title & Closing Limited. Linear is a top-five independent title search and closing provider for refinance, purchase, short sale and Real Estate Owned (REO) transactions in all 50 states.
buyer parent: Real Matters
buyer: Solidifi
Solidifi is a leading independent provider of next generation mortgage services. Understanding the power of technology to boost productivity both internally and for clients, Solidifi’s team is made up of mortgage industry specialists and technology innovators. "
target: Linear Title & Closing, LTD
Linear Title & Closing is a leader in providing national title searches and mortgage closing services. Linear delivers technology-driven title and closing solutions to a broad spectrum of real estate service providers. Linear is based in Middletown, RI and services clients nationwide.
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closed 6/28/2018 via BusinessWire

Real Estate Express, acquired Allied Business Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Real Estate Express, the national leader in online pre-licensing real estate education, announced that the company has acquired Allied Business Schools, Inc., the market leader of online real estate education in California. Allied Business Schools, Inc. offers a variety of programs, including real estate, property management, and mortgage lending.
buyer parent: Quad-C Management, Inc.
buyer: Real Estate Express
Real Estate Express is the national leader in online pre-licensing education, providing the ultimate learning experience with a online interactive classroom. The company prepares aspiring real estate professionals to get licensed and start their career. "
target: Allied Business Schools, Inc.
Allied Business Schools, Inc. is an accredited online career training school that offers a variety of different programs, including real estate, property management, appraisal, and mortgage lending. Allied offers 100% online, convenient and flexible learning for today’s working adults.
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closed 7/27/2007 via PR Newswire

Indecomm Global Services, acquired US Recordings, Inc.

synopsis: Indecomm Global Services, a leading international business process outsourcing and services firm, has completed the acquisition of US Recordings, Inc., headquartered in St Paul, Minnesota. US Recordings is a pioneer in electronic technology for the mortgage recording industry serving the residential mortgage market.
buyer: Indecomm Global Services
Indecomm Global Services is a consulting, business process outsourcing and technology services company with four principal divisions: Mortgage Services; Retail Banking Services; eLearning and Corporate Training; and IT Services. "
target: US Recordings, Inc.
U.S. Recordings is one of the nation's leading real estate document recording companies. As pioneers in electronic technology for the mortgage recording industry, our customized systems reduce transaction costs and increase productivity by implementing total solutions to manage documents and data.
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closed 2/15/2017 via PR Newswire

Arizona Academy Of Real Estate merged with Arizona School of Real Estate & Business,

synopsis: Arizona School of Real Estate & Business (ASREB), a division of the Hondros Education Group, announced it is teaming up with Arizona Academy of Real Estate (AARE) in a partnership that will unify real estate education in Arizona. The Phoenix-based schools will pool their talents to represent the largest real estate program in the state.
buyer parent: Hondros Education Group
buyer: Arizona School of Real Estate & Business
The Arizona School of Real Estate & Business offers quality license education for real estate, mortgage, home inspection, appraisal and insurance as well as non-license industry programs. Over 300 extensive continuing ed courses are offered along with professional development education and events. "
target: Arizona Academy Of Real Estate
Arizona Real Estate School (AARE) is a real estate school in Arizona with campuses in Scottsdale, Mesa, Peoria and Phoenix. AARE has been supporting students in the real estate and lending industries since 2005.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

Magicbricks.com, acquired Properji

synopsis: Realty portal Magicbricks.com has acquired property analysis platform Properji.com. Properji.com, which started its operation in 2013, has presence in Bengaluru. The startup provides detailed research to buyers and has prepared reports for about 100 projects.
buyer parent: Times of India Group
buyer: Magicbricks.com
Magicbricks.com is a leading realty portal and is owned by Magicbricks Realty Services Ltd which is a subsidiary of Times Internet Ltd, the digital arm of The Times of India Group. The portal has over 80,000 projects and over 1.2 million listings. "
target: Properji
Properji.com is property analysis platform. Properji.com, which started its operation in 2013, has presence in Bengaluru. The startup provides detailed research to buyers and has prepared reports for about 100 projects.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/28/2020 via PR Newswire

Compass Analytics, LLC, will acquire Optimal Blue

synopsis: Black Knight, Inc. will acquire Optimal Blue, a leading provider of secondary market solutions and actionable data services. In connection with the acquisition, Black Knight will combine its Compass Analytics business with Optimal Blue to form a new entity. Black Knight will own approximately 60% of the new entity.
buyer parent: Black Knight, Inc.
buyer: Compass Analytics, LLC
Compass Analytics offers risk analytics, hedging, and trading tools to support secondary market professionals with managing pipeline risk, orchestrating trading, and achieving best execution. Compass’ solutions provide the market intelligence needed to bid and buy the right loans at the right price."
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Optimal Blue
Optimal Blue is the leading SaaS mortgage marketplace supporting residential mortgage originators and investors. They serve over 3,500 institutions in the secondary mortgage market, with a broad reach across commercial banks, mortgage banks, credit unions, and mortgage brokerage companies.
price ($mm)
$1,800
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$47
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
38.7x
closed 10/28/2020 via Company Press Release

Universal Credit Services, LLC merged with CIS Credit Solutions,

synopsis: Universal Credit Services, and CIS Credit Solutions (“CIS”), both technology and credit solutions providers to the mortgage industry, have merged. Universal Credit Services has grown to be one of the largest national providers of mortgage services, tenant screening, technology, tri-merge credit reports and related originations products.
buyer: CIS Credit Solutions
CIS Credit Solutions has been a leader in the mortgage solutions and credit industry for over 35 years. CIS provides fully integrated solutions for mortgage lenders, including Tri-merge Credit Reports, Fraud Prevention, 4506T/Tax Return Verifications. Employment Screening. and more. "
target: Universal Credit Services, LLC
Universal Credit Services has grown to be one of the largest national providers of mortgage services, tenant screening, technology, tri-merge credit reports and related originations products by consistently providing the industry’s top customer services.
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