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closed 2/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Pamlico Capital, acquired Winsight, LLC

synopsis: Winsight, LLC a leading B2B information provider, announced that Charlotte-based investment firm Pamlico Capital led a majority recapitalization of the Company in partnership with the existing management team. Winsight's solutions enable customers to drive engagement with target audiences, and refine business development strategies.
buyer: Pamlico Capital
Pamlico Capital seeks buyout and growth equity investments in lower middle market businesses with exceptional management teams. They focus on the Business & Technology Services, Communications and Healthcare industries. "
target parent: Redwood Investments LLC
target: Winsight, LLC
Winsight provides information, market intelligence, professional events, and media to the global restaurant, noncommercial foodservice, and convenience retail industries. Winsight offers a multi-channel portfolio of brands across research, data and analytics, events, magazines, web sites, and more.
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closed 11/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired G3 Communications

synopsis: Retail TouchPoints parent company G3 Communications has been purchased by Emerald Expositions Events, a B2B trade show and conference producer based in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. G3 has expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: G3 Communications
G3 Communications is a digital media firm specializing in B2B marketing. With an expertise in publishing content across traditional and emerging channels, they work with their clients to develop custom content that is on point with a brand's messaging and optimized to drive leads and thought leaders
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Wainscot Media, LLC, acquired 9Threads

synopsis: Park Ridge, N.J.-based content marketing agency and magazine publisher Wainscot Media announced that it has acquired 9Threads—a New York-based design firm publisher of B2B magazines Footwear Plus and Earnshaw’s—from former owner Symphony Publishing Group.
buyer: Wainscot Media, LLC
Wainscot Media helps marketers engage audiences with best-in-class content. Whether delivered in print, online or in person, these content programs aim to generate additional customers for clients while also strengthening brand connection and commitment. "
target parent: Timeless Communications Corp.
target: 9Threads
9Threads is a firm publisher of Footwear Plus and Earnshaw’s, two B2B magazines serving retailers in the field of fashion. Both B2B magazines are produced ten times a year. Footwear Plus serves the field of shoe retailing. Earnshaw’s targets retailers of children’s fashion and juvenile products.
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closed 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Pocket Outdoor Media, acquired Bicycle Retailer

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the publisher of VeloNews, has acquired Bicycle Retailer & Industry News from Emerald Expositions. Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine is published 18 times a year.
buyer parent: Pocket Ventures LLC
buyer: Pocket Outdoor Media
Pocket Outdoor Media is the leading endurance sports publisher. Pocket Outdoor Media brands influence and engage more athletes than any other through a combined print, online, and social audience of millions of runners, cyclists, triathletes, and swimmers. "
target parent: Onex Corporation
target: Bicycle Retailer
Bicycle Retailer & Industry News covers all aspects of the bicycle industry ranging from the state of retail sales to labor rates in China. The magazine is published 18 times a year.
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closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito/Edgell, acquired The Path to Purchase Institute

synopsis: RFE Investment Partners announces the acquisition of the Path to Purchase Institute, publisher of the monthly Shopper Marketing magazine. Shopper Marketing, which claims a monthly circulation of over 18000, as well as the Institute's events, e-learning, and book publishing businesses, will be joined under the RFE umbrella by Stagnito/Edgell titles.
buyer parent: RFE Investment Partners
buyer: Stagnito/Edgell
The Stagnito Business Information and Edgell Communications portfolio of brands informs, connects, and provides predictive analysis for retailers, retail suppliers, and technology vendors through custom and syndicated research, data, media, and events. "
target: The Path to Purchase Institute
The Path to Purchase Institute is a global association serving the needs of retailers, brands and the entire ecosystem of solution providers along the path to purchase. Through a variety of platforms, the Institute engages, informs and empowers its members and the industry at-large.
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closed 3/4/2015 via PR Newswire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today

synopsis: Emerald Expositions, LLC announced that it has acquired International Pizza Expo and Pizza Today from Macfadden Communications. International Pizza Expo is the largest tradeshow for pizza professionals in the world, and Pizza Today is the partner magazine and leading publication in the market.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
target parent: Macfadden Communications Group, LLC
target: International Pizza Expo & Pizza Today
International Pizza Expo is the largest tradeshow for pizza professionals in the world, and Pizza Today is the partner magazine and leading publication in this market. Operating in the $40 billion pizza restaurant industry, International Pizza Expo is the fastest growing foodservice show.
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closed 10/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Egmont Group, acquired Forma Publishing Group AB

synopsis: Egmont Publishing in Sweden has acquired Forma Publishing Group from ICA Gruppen. Forma Publishing Group AB publishes trade magazines and newspapers for the retailing and restaurant sectors. It also publishes consumer oriented magazines and newspapers. In addition, the company engages in book publishing.
buyer parent: Egmont Foundation
buyer: Egmont Group
Egmont is a leading media group in the Nordic region, with activities in 30 countries. Their media world spans for instance Nordisk Film, TV 2 in Norway, cinemas, book publishers, educational publishers and PlayStation as well as a number of partly owned film companies, including Zentropa. "
target parent: ICA Gruppen
target: Forma Publishing Group AB
Forma Publishing Group AB publishes trade magazines and newspapers for the retailing and restaurant sectors. It also publishes consumer oriented magazines and newspapers. In addition, the company engages in book publishing. Its focus areas are food, home, leisure, and retailing.
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closed 1/7/2014 via BusinessWire

ICSC (International Counsel Shopping), acquired Pinnacle Publishing Group

synopsis: The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) announced that it has purchased select assets of Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc. (PPG), a Massachusetts based conference organizer and magazine publisher that serves the specialty retail industry.
buyer: ICSC (International Counsel Shopping)
ICSC is the premier global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 60,000 members in over 90 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, marketing specialists, investors, retailers and brokers, as well as academics and public officials. "
target: Pinnacle Publishing Group
Pinnacle Publishing Group, Inc., is a publishing and tradeshow company focused on the retail industry. Pinnacle Publishing Group specializes in reporting on retail trends, visual merchandising techniques, growth strategies and retail entrepreneurial success stories.
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closed 11/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

Grand View Media Group, acquired Shooting Sports Retailer

synopsis: Grand View Media Group, a subsidiary of EBSCO Industries Inc., has acquired Shooting Sports Retailer magazine. The Shooting Sports Retailer website and magazine is the premier online destination for retailers of shooting sports and related equipment.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: Grand View Media Group
Grand View Media Group specializes in consumer and business-to-business magazines, as well as custom publishing. The company publishes nineteen titles and three directories covering the outdoors and business-to-business markets. "
target: Shooting Sports Retailer
The Shooting Sports Retailer website is the premier online destination for retailers of shooting sports and related equipment. Through their portal site, retailers stay informed on the latest news and product information affecting their retail businesses.
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closed 9/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Stagnito Media, Inc., acquired Tesoro Business Media

synopsis: Stagnito Media announced it has acquired Tesoro Business Media, producer of Store Brands Decisions and Green Retail Decisions events and digital media. Launched by Tesoro founder and CEO John Failla in 2011, Store Brands Decisions operates in the same vertical market as Stagnito Media's Private Label Store Brands properties.
buyer parent: Topspin Partners
buyer: Stagnito Media, Inc.
Stagnito Media, LLC serves B-to-B information needs of convenience, grocery and specialty food/kitchenware retailers through an integrated portfolio of magazines, websites, digital newsletters, conferences and custom media. "
target: Tesoro Business Media
Tesoro Business Media makes a difference and creates value by bringing proven best practices in interactive B2B media to the retailing and consumer products industries.They serve their markets with eNewsletters, websites, research reports, webinars, white papers, conferences and awards programs.
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closed 7/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Redwood Acquisitions, LLC, acquired CSP Information Group, Inc.

synopsis: Redwood Acquisitions, LLC announced that it has closed on its purchase of CSP Information Group, Inc., the leading business-to-business media and information company serving the convenience retailing, restaurant and on-the-go food industries.
buyer: Redwood Acquisitions, LLC
Established in 2005, Redwood Investments is a private investment firm based in Washington, DC that provides growth capital for acquisitions, roll ups, and management-led buyouts. The firm concentrates on media, real estate, and alternative energy. "
target: CSP Information Group, Inc.
CSP Information Group's portfolio includes CSP and FARE Magazines in retail, Restaurant Business and FoodService Director Magazines in the foodservice segment, and affiliated websites, newsletters, and mobile platforms.
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closed 12/13/2010 via Company Press Release

Penton Media, acquired Nation's Restaurant News

synopsis: Penton, a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, has acquired Nation’s Restaurant News from Lebhar-Friedman. NRN’s readers are made up of the decision-makers in the foodservice industry, from operation managers to owners and senior management.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target parent: Lebhar-Friedman, Inc.
target: Nation's Restaurant News
Nation's Restaurant News is an American trade publication that covers the foodservice industry, including restaurants, restaurant chains, operations, marketing, and events.
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closed 1/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Active Interest Media, acquired SNEWS

synopsis: Active Interest Media, Inc., the parent company of Backpacker magazine and Yoga Journal, has acquired SNEWS(R) (Specialty News), the leading news and information service for the outdoor and fitness industries.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media
Active Interest Media is a consumer enthusiast media company that serves a base of loyal constituents through print, event and online products that connect consumers with their passions. AIM operates in four distinct vertical segments; Healthy Living, Marine, Homebuyer, and Western Art and Living. "
target: SNEWS
SNEWS strives to "create community through communication" and is the only industry news and information source serving both the outdoor and fitness markets. Offering respected industry insight and expertise for nearly 25 years, SNEWS(R) reaches out with news, analysis, and retailer training.
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Prism Business Media, acquired Supermarket News

synopsis: Prism Business Media Inc. announced the acquisition of the assets of Supermarket News, the leading information source for the $450+ billion U.S. food retailing sector, from Fairchild Publications, Inc. Supermarket News’ award-winning print and online products command an estimated 60% share of the market’s available advertising revenues.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target parent: Advance Publications, Inc.
target: Supermarket News
Supermarket News is the preferred weekly newspaper of senior executives and decision makers in the food retailing industry. It provides coverage of news, events, trends and topics across the industry, including management, productivity, pricing and marketing issues related to fresh foods.
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closed 4/25/2006 via PR Newswire

M2Media360, purchased Petro/Retail Magazine Group from Adams Business Media

synopsis: Following on the heels of its recent acquisition of multiple business publications serving the geospatial, horticulture, and fine jewelry markets, M2MEDIA360 announces its acquisition of the Petro/Retail Group from Adams Business Media, based in Palm Springs, California.
buyer: M2Media360
M2MEDIA360 is a business-to-business media company with separate, distinct and highly vertical properties. M2MEDIA360's print and online products offer traditional and new methods for marketing and educating readers in the food, beverage, petroleum, jewelry, geospatial and horticulture industries. "
seller parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
seller: Adams Business Media
Adams Business Media (ABM) is a communications company committed to providing tomorrow's solutions to today's business to business professionals, through the successful integration of print and electronic media forums.
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closed 9/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Urban Expositions

synopsis: Urban Expositions announced that Clarion Events Ltd. of the United Kingdom has become a majority partner in the company. Urban Expositions maintains its existing corporate identity, executive management team, staff, office locations, brands, and events with plans for collaboration on current as well as future events and acquisitions.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 200 events in 35 countries from offices in the U.K., South Africa, U.S., Brazil, Germany, Singapore, U.A.E., Turkey, and the Netherlands. They serve as a platform to build businesses, enhance customer relationships and accelerate product awareness. "
target: Urban Expositions
Urban Expositions produces and manages a portfolio of 36 events serving nine industry sectors, including Gift, Souvenir, Apparel, Art, Aviation, Foodservice, Halloween & Party, Pet and Gaming. Urban also produces Airport Revenue News, a publication focused on the airport concession industry.
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closed 11/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Connecting Point Marketing Group

synopsis: Emerald Expositions Events, a leading US business-to-business trade show and conference producer, announced its acquisition of Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG). CPMG organizes and hosts nine senior executive level business-intensive trade events focused on innovation for the hospitality, restaurant, healthcare, grocery and retail industries.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is the largest operator of business-to-business trade shows in the United States by net square feet, with most of their trade shows dating back several decades. Emerald Expositions operates more than 55 trade shows, as well as numerous other events. "
target: Connecting Point Marketing Group
Connecting Point Marketing Group (CPMG) organizes and hosts trade Events for executives in the retail, restaurant, healthcare and hotel industries for innovation. Each Event is conducted in a business-intensive format that optimizes strategic interaction.
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closed 2/4/2013 via PE Hub

IMG Arts and Entertainment, acquired Taste Festivals

synopsis: Brand Events has sold Taste Festivals, its subsidiary which runs Taste of London and The Big Feastival, to entertainment company IMG Arts & Entertainment. Taste Festivals is a company which runs a series of food festivals around the world.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Arts and Entertainment
IMG Arts and Entertainment delivers a variety of arts and entertainment events, including the Tutankhamun Exhibition in Australia, Nobel Peace Prize concerts in Oslo and the British Military Tournament in London. "
target parent: Brand Events Limited
target: Taste Festivals
Taste Festivals are unique events where the host city’s most acclaimed restaurants and chefs gather in a stunning venue to present their signature dishes to thousands of ‘foodie’ visitors.
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closed 11/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Gemspring Capital, acquired Bobit Business Media

synopsis: Gemspring Capital, a middle-market private equity firm, is pleased to announce an affiliate has acquired the assets of Bobit Business Media Inc., a leading B2B media company. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions.
buyer: Gemspring Capital
Gemspring Capital is a private equity firm specializing in lower middle market companies. With $355 million of equity capital under management, they provide flexible capital and partner with talented management teams to propel companies to grow and achieve their full potential. "
target: Bobit Business Media
Bobit Business Media is a Southern California-based national leader in B2B media. They are a diversified company with print publications, live events, websites, research, custom content development and marketing solutions.
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closed 11/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

BridgeTower Media, acquired Progressive Business Media

synopsis: Progressive Business Media, the premier business media and communications company serving the home furnishings and gift industries, announced it is being acquired by BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services.
buyer parent: New Media Investment Group
buyer: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States. "
target: Progressive Business Media
Progressive Business Media is the premier business media and communications company serving the home furnishings and gift industries. It is the parent company of brands including Furniture Today, Home Accents Today, Home Textiles Today, Casual Living, Designers Today, Exterior Design, and more.
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closed 6/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Winsight, LLC, acquired Grocery Headquarters

synopsis: Winsight, LLC has acquired Grocery Headquarters. An established media brand in the retail food industry, the acquisition of Grocery Headquarters rounds out Winsight's food and beverage portfolio and adds a robust layer of clout to its B2B media portfolio, which includes publications, events, market research and information.
buyer parent: Pamlico Capital
buyer: Winsight, LLC
Winsight provides information, market intelligence, professional events, and media to the global restaurant, noncommercial foodservice, and convenience retail industries. Winsight offers a multi-channel portfolio of brands across research, data and analytics, events, magazines, web sites, and more. "
target parent: Macfadden Communications Group, LLC
target: Grocery Headquarters
Grocery Headquarters is the leading publication for grocery executives. It offers an inside look at the trends and events impacting today’s ever-changing marketplace, and presents grocery executives with the research necessary for strategic planning.
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closed 2/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Pamlico Capital, acquired Winsight, LLC

synopsis: Winsight, LLC a leading B2B information provider, announced that Charlotte-based investment firm Pamlico Capital led a majority recapitalization of the Company in partnership with the existing management team. Winsight's solutions enable customers to drive engagement with target audiences, and refine business development strategies.
buyer: Pamlico Capital
Pamlico Capital seeks buyout and growth equity investments in lower middle market businesses with exceptional management teams. They focus on the Business & Technology Services, Communications and Healthcare industries. "
target parent: Redwood Investments LLC
target: Winsight, LLC
Winsight provides information, market intelligence, professional events, and media to the global restaurant, noncommercial foodservice, and convenience retail industries. Winsight offers a multi-channel portfolio of brands across research, data and analytics, events, magazines, web sites, and more.
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closed 9/1/2015 via PR Newswire

Winsight, LLC, acquired Technomic Information Services

synopsis: Winsight, LLC, a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries, announced that it has acquired Technomic, the leading provider of primary and secondary market information and advisory services to the food industry.
buyer: Winsight, LLC
Winsight, LLC is a market-dominant, business-to-business media and information company specializing in the convenience-retailing, restaurant and noncommercial foodservice industries. Winsight has an extensive media portfolio of four leading publications, a suite of digital products, and more. "
target: Technomic Information Services
Technomic is the "go-to" source for food and foodservice industry data, intelligence and commentary. They impact growth and profitability for their clients by providing consumer-grounded vision and channel-relevant strategic insights.
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closed 7/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Redwood Acquisitions, LLC, acquired CSP Information Group, Inc.

synopsis: Redwood Acquisitions, LLC announced that it has closed on its purchase of CSP Information Group, Inc., the leading business-to-business media and information company serving the convenience retailing, restaurant and on-the-go food industries.
buyer: Redwood Acquisitions, LLC
Established in 2005, Redwood Investments is a private investment firm based in Washington, DC that provides growth capital for acquisitions, roll ups, and management-led buyouts. The firm concentrates on media, real estate, and alternative energy. "
target: CSP Information Group, Inc.
CSP Information Group's portfolio includes CSP and FARE Magazines in retail, Restaurant Business and FoodService Director Magazines in the foodservice segment, and affiliated websites, newsletters, and mobile platforms.
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announced 4/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Ideal Media, LLC will be merged with CSP Information Group, Inc.,

synopsis: Ideal Media LLC agreed to merge the assets of its food service portfolio into CSP Information Group, Inc. Ideal Media's foodservice portfolio includes Restaurant Business, FoodService Director, and Institutional Distribution (ID), the MenuDirections conference, as well as MonkeyDish.com and FoodServiceDirector.com.
buyer: CSP Information Group, Inc.
CSP Information Group, publisher of CSP and Fare magazines, is a business-to-business communication company specializing in the convenience retailing and on-the-go food industries. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Ideal Media, LLC
Ideal Media LLC owns and operates Restaurant Business, FoodService Director, Beverage World and iSixSigma magazines, MonkeyDish.com and MyID Access web portal. Ideal Media LLC is headquartered in Chicago, IL with a satellite office in New York, NY.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

World 50, Inc., acquired Procurement Leaders

synopsis: Procurement Leaders, an organization known for its executive conferences, membership and research in the procurement sector, has announced its acquisition by World 50, a leadership network which brings together the world's most influential C-level executives for strategic collaboration.
buyer parent: Pamlico Capital
buyer: World 50, Inc.
World 50, Inc. is a leadership network which brings together the world's most influential C-level executives for strategic collaboration. The firm plays a lead role in facilitating connection between the world's most influential leaders in business, government, entertainment and social arenas. "
target: Procurement Leaders
UK-based Procurement Leaders is an organization known for its executive conferences, membership and research in the procurement sector. They are the transformation partner their members trust to accelerate their journey to superior performance, turning procurement into a critical business driver.
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announced 7/30/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Apax Digital, will acquire MetaMetrics, Inc.

synopsis: MetaMetrics®, developer of the widely adopted Lexile Framework® for Reading and Quantile Framework® for Mathematics, announced that the Apax Digital Fund, the technology-focused growth equity fund advised by global private equity advisory firm Apax Partners, will acquire the company from Pamlico Capital.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Apax Digital
Apax Digital advises the Apax Digital Fund, which specializes in growth equity and buyout investments in high-growth enterprise software, internet, and technology-enabled services companies worldwide. "
target parent: Pamlico Capital
target: MetaMetrics, Inc.
MetaMetrics® is an award-winning education technology organization that offers the only scientifically valid, universal scales for measuring reading and listening (Lexile®) as well as math (Quantile®).
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

Hosting.com merged with Hostway Corporation,

synopsis: Hostway, the world’s most trusted hosting provider, and HOSTING, a company that delivers secure, compliant managed cloud services and open technologies that empower businesses, announced the merger of the two organizations, combining to create one of the largest managed cloud services platforms in the world.
buyer parent: Littlejohn & Co.
buyer: Hostway Corporation
As the world’s most trusted hosting provider, Hostway proudly offers products and solutions that allow business owners, IT managers, and webmasters alike to host websites, applications, and dev /test/production environments on a platform customized to fit their unique needs. "
target parent: Pamlico Capital
target: Hosting.com
HOSTING delivers secure, compliant managed cloud services and open technologies that empower businesses. They provide customers with security, support and compliance expertise across a broad portfolio of solutions including public cloud, private cloud, hybrid IT and dedicated environments.
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closed 11/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Personify Inc, acquired a2z, Inc.

synopsis: Personify, Inc., the market-leading provider of technology solutions for associations and nonprofit organizations, announced the acquisition of a2z, Inc. a2z, Inc. is an award-winning events management and optimization platform for event planners and show organizers providing trade show floor plans, event websites, speaker management and more.
buyer parent: Pamlico Capital
buyer: Personify Inc
Personify is the market-leading Constituent Management and Engagement (CME) platform that empowers organizations to better engage their constituents, maximize revenue and optimize operations. For over 20 years, Personify has served as the technology foundation for organizations of all sizes. "
target: a2z, Inc.
a2z, Inc. provides event planners and organizers with powerful cloud-based solutions that help increase and accelerate booth sales. Their features include online trade show floor plans, event websites, abstract/speaker management, matchmaking tools, personal itinerary builder, plus much more.
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closed 11/8/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Mphasis Corporation, acquired Stelligent

synopsis: Stelligent, a technology services company specializing in DevOps automation on Amazon Web Services (AWS), announced that it has been acquired by Mphasis, a global information technology (IT) solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Mphasis Corporation (BSE:526299:$986.43)
Mphasis is a global information technology (IT) solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services. Specific areas of expertise include customer-centric digital transformation and personalization, cloud computing, and infrastructure efficiency and agility. "
target parent: Pamlico Capital
target: Stelligent
Stelligent Systems is a technology services company that provides DevOps automation on Amazon Web Services (AWS). As an APN Advanced Consulting Partner, their services empower customers to achieve increased agility, confidence and cost savings from their applications in the AWS Cloud.
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announced 10/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., will acquire symplr

synopsis: Clearlake Capital, a leading private investment firm founded in 2006, has entered into a definitive agreement agreement to acquire symplr, a leading healthcare governance, risk and compliance (GRC) software-as-a-service platform, from Pamlico Capital and The CapStreet Group.
buyer: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is a leading private investment firm. With a sector-focused approach, the firm seeks to partner with world-class management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from Clearlake’s operational improvement approach. "
target parent: Pamlico Capital
target: symplr
symplr is the leading healthcare GRC SaaS platform, offering provider management, credential management and payer enrollment services to over 1,500 customers representing more than 4,000 healthcare facilities in North America.
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closed 6/26/2018 via PR Newswire

C Spire, acquired TekLinks Inc.

synopsis: C Spire announced the acquisition of Birmingham, Alabama-based TekLinks, a highly regarded and rapidly growing resell, cloud, managed and professional services provider. TekLinks is a nationally recognized service provider with primary operations in three states – Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.
buyer parent: Telapex, Inc.
buyer: C Spire
C Spire provides a full suite of world-class, customer-inspired dedicated Internet, wireless, IP Voice, data, managed services, cloud services and value added resale for businesses and wireless communications,1 Gigabit consumer Internet access and related home services for consumers. "
target parent: Pamlico Capital
target: TekLinks Inc.
TekLinks is a leading service provider of integrated business IT solutions to businesses. TekLinks partners exclusively with industry leading technology vendors. Solutions include engineering architecture, support, and consulting services, as well as managed and cloud services.
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announced 5/29/2018 via BusinessWire

ResMed, will acquire HEALTHCAREfirst Inc.

synopsis: ResMed, a global leader in connected healthcare solutions, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held HEALTHCAREfirst, a provider of software solutions and services for home health and hospice agencies.
buyer: ResMed (RMD:$2,784.41)
ResMed, a world-leading connected health company with more than 5 million cloud-connected devices for daily remote patient monitoring, changes lives with every breath. Its devices and software solutions help treat and manage sleep apnea and other respiratory conditions. "
target parent: Pamlico Capital
target: HEALTHCAREfirst Inc.
HEALTHCAREfirst provides cloud-based technologies and services to improve business and clinical operations for thousands home health and hospice providers across the United States.
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announced 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Viewpoint Construction Software, will acquire Dexter + Chaney

synopsis: Viewpoint announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Dexter + Chaney, a market leader in cloud-based construction enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. The addition of Dexter + Chaney’s product suite will be a powerful component of Viewpoint’s strategy to drive further the adoption of technology in construction.
buyer: Viewpoint Construction Software
Viewpoint is a global provider of innovative construction-specific software solutions and services for the AEC and asset owner markets. Viewpoint’s comprehensive solution suite addresses the needs of the office, extended project team and field for improved visibility, accuracy and control. "
target parent: Pamlico Capital
target: Dexter + Chaney
Dexter + Chaney is a provider of cloud-based construction ERP software. Dexter + Chaney’s web-based software applications allow customers to get work done anywhere using any device with a web browser and without the need to download any software.
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closed 6/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Winsight, LLC, acquired Grocery Headquarters

synopsis: Winsight, LLC has acquired Grocery Headquarters. An established media brand in the retail food industry, the acquisition of Grocery Headquarters rounds out Winsight's food and beverage portfolio and adds a robust layer of clout to its B2B media portfolio, which includes publications, events, market research and information.
buyer parent: Pamlico Capital
buyer: Winsight, LLC
Winsight provides information, market intelligence, professional events, and media to the global restaurant, noncommercial foodservice, and convenience retail industries. Winsight offers a multi-channel portfolio of brands across research, data and analytics, events, magazines, web sites, and more. "
target parent: Macfadden Communications Group, LLC
target: Grocery Headquarters
Grocery Headquarters is the leading publication for grocery executives. It offers an inside look at the trends and events impacting today’s ever-changing marketplace, and presents grocery executives with the research necessary for strategic planning.
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closed 2/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Pamlico Capital, acquired Winsight, LLC

synopsis: Winsight, LLC a leading B2B information provider, announced that Charlotte-based investment firm Pamlico Capital led a majority recapitalization of the Company in partnership with the existing management team. Winsight's solutions enable customers to drive engagement with target audiences, and refine business development strategies.
buyer: Pamlico Capital
Pamlico Capital seeks buyout and growth equity investments in lower middle market businesses with exceptional management teams. They focus on the Business & Technology Services, Communications and Healthcare industries. "
target parent: Redwood Investments LLC
target: Winsight, LLC
Winsight provides information, market intelligence, professional events, and media to the global restaurant, noncommercial foodservice, and convenience retail industries. Winsight offers a multi-channel portfolio of brands across research, data and analytics, events, magazines, web sites, and more.
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closed 12/14/2016 via PR Web

TekLinks Inc., acquired Guidant Partners

synopsis: IT solutions provider TekLinks Inc.has announced it has acquired Nashville-based Guidant Partners. Founded in 1988, Guidant is a privately-owned IT planning and management firm that provides scalable IT infrastructure service to small- to medium-size businesses.
buyer parent: Pamlico Capital
buyer: TekLinks Inc.
TekLinks is a leading service provider of integrated business IT solutions to businesses throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Gulf South. Their solutions include engineering architecture, support, and consulting services, as well as managed and cloud services. "
target: Guidant Partners
Guidant Partners manages IT infrastructures serving mid-market organizations across a variety of verticals. They provide outsourced information technology and technical support focusing on the protection of its clients' electronic data.
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announced 9/29/2016 via PR Newswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, will acquire T2 Systems

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, announced that it will acquire T2 Systems, Inc., one of the nation's largest providers of parking management technology, from Pamlico Capital. Financial details were not disclosed. T2 develops comprehensive platforms to make parking management and enforcement as seamless as possible.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm building on a 30+ year history of providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. The firm seeks to create value by collaborating with company management to improve business operations. "
target parent: Pamlico Capital
target: T2 Systems
T2 Systems is a technology-focused parking system provider with deep roots in the evolving parking industry. This commitment is evident in T2's quality products and services, thought leadership and strong customer relationships.
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announced 3/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Sykes Enterprises Inc., will acquire ClearLink

synopsis: Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated announced that is has entered into an agreement to acquire Clear Link Holdings, LLC. The company is one of the leading inbound demand generation and sales conversion platforms serving numerous business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) clients across various industries.
buyer: Sykes Enterprises Inc. (SYKE:$1,637.71)
SYKES is a global leader in providing comprehensive customer contact management solutions and services in the business process outsourcing (BPO) arena. SYKES provides an array of sophisticated customer contact management solutions to Global 2000 companies around the world. "
target parent: Pamlico Capital
target: ClearLink
Clearlink partners with the world's leading brands to extend their reach, drive valuable transactions, and deepen consumer insight. Clearlink employs more than 1,300 sales, marketing, and technology professionals.
price ($mm)
$207
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$123
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closed 12/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Pamlico Capital, acquired World 50, Inc.

synopsis: Pamlico Capital Management LP has acquired World 50 Inc., an invite-only peer-to-peer network and knowledge-exchange platform serving corporate executives, from Chicago Growth Partners LLC. Founded in 2004, World 50 has more than 900 members representing 500-plus companies on six continents.
buyer: Pamlico Capital
Pamlico Capital seeks buyout and growth equity investments in lower middle market businesses with exceptional management teams. They focus on the Business & Technology Services, Communications and Healthcare industries. "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: World 50, Inc.
World 50, Inc. is a leadership network which brings together the world's most influential C-level executives for strategic collaboration. The firm plays a lead role in facilitating connection between the world's most influential leaders in business, government, entertainment and social arenas.
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closed 12/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Daxko, acquired CSI Software

synopsis: Daxko, Inc. announced it has acquired CSI Software LLC, provider of enterprise software to health and fitness clubs, campus recreation centers, parks and recreation centers, wellness centers, and nonprofit organizations.
buyer parent: Pamlico Capital
buyer: Daxko
Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Daxko is a leading provider of mission critical software to member-based health and wellness organizations. Daxko helps customers achieve high levels of operational efficiency, deliver strong fiscal management, and engage their members in meaningful ways. "
target: CSI Software
CSI Software provides fully integrated membership management software and mobile applications to health and fitness clubs, campus recreation centers, parks and recreation facilities, wellness centers and hotels and fitness resorts, as well as Jewish Community Centers, YMCAs and YWCAs.
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closed 5/12/2015 via Company Press Release

HEALTHCAREfirst Inc., acquired Deyta LLC.

synopsis: HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service ("SaaS") solutions and services to home health and hospice agencies nationwide, has acquired Deyta, a data analytics and patient satisfaction solutions business serving the hospice and home health markets.
buyer parent: Pamlico Capital
buyer: HEALTHCAREfirst Inc.
HEALTHCAREfirst provides leading-edge technologies that improve business and clinical functions to over 1,300 home health care and hospice agencies across the United States. The company provides clients with web-available agency management software, business intelligence analytics, and more. "
target: Deyta LLC.
Deyta is a recognized leader in satisfaction and clinical quality measurement for home health and hospice. Deyta’s software and services for Home Health and Hospice agencies provide high definition answers with precision guidance derived from mountains of data.
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closed 5/12/2015 via Company Press Release

TekLinks Inc., acquired Claris Networks, LLC

synopsis: Birmingham-based IT solutions provider TekLinks, Inc., announced that it has acquired Claris Networks. Established in 1998, Claris Networks is a privately-owned provider of advanced IT services including cloud, managed, healthcare IT, and strategic consulting to small and mid-sized businesses in Nashville, Chattanooga, and Knoxville, TN.
buyer parent: Pamlico Capital
buyer: TekLinks Inc.
TekLinks is a leading service provider of integrated business IT solutions to businesses throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Gulf South. Their solutions include engineering architecture, support, and consulting services, as well as managed and cloud services. "
target: Claris Networks, LLC
Claris Networks, LLC provides cloud computing, managed services and IT support to small & medium-sized businesses across the Southeast from its offices in Knoxville, Nashville, and Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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closed 1/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Pamlico Capital, acquired Dexter + Chaney

synopsis: Pamlico Capital, a private equity firm based in North Carolina, announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Dexter + Chaney, a provider of cloud-based construction accounting and project management software.
buyer: Pamlico Capital
Pamlico Capital is a private equity firm founded in 1988 that invests in growing middle market companies. Pamlico Capital seeks growth equity and buyout investments of up to $100 million alongside proven management teams in its target industries. "
target: Dexter + Chaney
Dexter + Chaney's Forefront® Construction Management Software includes construction accounting software; job cost software; construction project management software; document imaging software; equipment, materials, and service software; and a variety of data sharing capabilities.
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announced 3/18/2014 via PR Newswire

HOSTING, will acquire Ntirety, Inc.

synopsis: HOSTING, a cloud hosting enterprise, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Ntirety, Inc. a Boston-based database administration company. The acquisition unites HOSTING's managed cloud hosting and professional services platforms with Ntirety's Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL remote and on-premise data services.
buyer parent: Pamlico Capital
buyer: HOSTING
HOSTING helps organizations design, build, migrate, manage and protect their cloud-based environments. Leveraging enterprise-class networking and connectivity technologies, HOSTING provides the highest levels of compliance, availability, recovery, security and performance. "
target: Ntirety, Inc.
Ntirety was created to ease the burden of database administration and maintenance on beleaguered IT departments. With more data becoming available to companies, and the complexity of managing and using it constantly increasing, Ntirety has evolved into a full-fledged data services company.
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closed 1/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG, acquired WEBfactory GmbH

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

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired iMDsoft

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

MetrixLab, acquired MarketTools Inc.

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

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

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

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

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

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

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

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

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

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

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

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

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

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

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

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

synopsis: Nordnet Bank AB has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Finnish company eQ, from Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank hf. eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57 000 customer and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
buyer: Nordnet Bank AB
The Nordnet Group provides user-friendly and cost efficient services to private investors and companies within share trading, mutual fund investments and pension savings plans. The holding company, Nordnet AB (plc), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. "
target parent: Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank, hf.
target: eQ Corporation
eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57,000 customers and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
price ($mm)
$51
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$34
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closed 4/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

SoFi, acquired 8 Securities Limited

synopsis: Consumer financial services platform SoFi has acquired 8 Securities, a Hong Kong-based investing app. Targeted to personal investors, 8 Securities will rebrand to SoFi Hong Kong and will begin launching services in other markets in addition to Hong Kong. 8 Securities was the first mobile-only investment service and robo-advisor to launch in Asia.
buyer: SoFi
SoFi is a values-driven company on a mission to help members get their money right. They create modern financial products and services that help people borrow, save, spend, invest, and protect their money better, so that they can achieve financial independence and realize their ambitions. "
target: 8 Securities Limited
Hong Kong-based 8 Securities is a cloud-based brokerage platform that provides simple, transparent, and affordable mobile investing solutions. The company allows users to trade over 15,000 US and Hong Kong stocks and exchange traded funds as much as they like free of commission.
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announced 1/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Guardian Capital Group, will acquire ModernAdvisor

synopsis: Guardian Capital Group Limited, a Canadian diversified financial services company, will acquire Modern Advisor Canada Inc., a leading Canadian digital advisor platform. ModernAdvisor is a fintech start-up that helps investors to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
buyer: Guardian Capital Group (TSX:GCG.A:$136.06)
Guardian Capital is a Canadian diversified financial services company operating in Asset Management and Financial Advisory. Guardian provides investment management services, financial advisory services, retail distribution of mutual funds, insurance, and general corporate services. "
target: ModernAdvisor
Vancouver-based ModernAdvisor is a digital investment management company. ModernAdvisor uses technology to help advisors bring Canadians intelligent investing options, allowing them to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
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announced 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

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

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

synopsis: Evercore announced that it has acquired the operating businesses of ISI International Strategy & Investment (“ISI”). ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
buyer: Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR:$1,004.73)
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions. "
target: ISI Group, Inc.
ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI strives to be the Street’s best investment research resource for their clients' money management performance. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
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announced 5/21/2009 via BusinessWire

PFGBEST, will acquire Alaron Futures & Options

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

Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC, acquired Integrity Trading Inc.

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