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announced 4/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, CPP Investment Board, will acquire Ascend Learning

synopsis: Ascend Learning, LLC ("Ascend"), a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics solutions, announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ascend from funds advised by Providence Equity Partners and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$4,580.23)
buyer: CPP Investment Board
Blackstone is a leading investment firm, creating positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors & the companies they invest in. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content and software tools for students, educational institutions and employers. They focus on high-growth careers in a range of industries, with a special focus on healthcare and other licensure-driven occupations.
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closed 2/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

UDG Healthcare plc, acquired KnowledgePoint360

synopsis: UDG Healthcare plc, a leading international provider of healthcare services, announced that it has agreed to acquire the healthcare communications business of KnowledgePoint360. The deal, agreed at a total cash consideration of $144 million. KnowledgPoint360 provides a broad range of medical communications services.
buyer: UDG Healthcare plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
UDG Healthcare plc, together with its subsidiaries provides supply chain, packaging, medical, regulatory, and sales and marketing services to healthcare manufacturers and pharmacies operating in the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, North America, and continental Europe. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: KnowledgePoint360
KnowledgPoint360 provides a broad range of medical communications services, including medical education, publication support, live educational meetings, scientific content development, exhibit design, digital solutions, training, workflow and compliance solutions.
price ($mm)
$144
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$106
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$20
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1.4x
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7.2x
closed 3/25/2020 via PR Newswire

RLDatix, acquired Transparent Health Consulting

synopsis: RLDatix, the leading global provider of intelligent patient safety solutions, announced that it has acquired Transparent Health Consulting, a firm that focuses on the implementation of communication and patient safety resolution programs in order to respond to and prevent patient harm.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: RLDatix
RLDatix helps organizations drive safer care by providing governance, risk and compliance tools that drive overall improvement and safety. Their suite of cloud-based software helps organizations report on adverse events, reduce healthcare-acquired infections and ensure patient safety. "
target: Transparent Health Consulting
Transparent Health Consulting is a firm that focuses on the implementation of communication and patient safety resolution programs in order to respond to and prevent patient harm. It has an experiential, comprehensive and principled educational approach to preventing enterprise risk.
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closed 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

OnCourse Learning, acquired Wound Care Education Institute

synopsis: OnCourse Learning announced the acquisition of Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI), an internationally recognized wound care education leader for healthcare professionals. WCEI conducts on-site and online courses, along with live and on-demand webinars. Their annual Wild On Wounds conference draws wound care clinicians from around the country.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning delivers licensure, regulatory and compliance education solutions throughout the nation's leading industries including financial services, healthcare and real estate. They focus on advancing the e-learning environment for individuals and businesses to help to build new careers. "
target: Wound Care Education Institute
Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) is a recognized wound care education leader for healthcare professionals. WCEI conducts on-site and online courses, along with live and on-demand webinars. WCEI has educated professionals in skin and wound management, diabetic wounds and ostomy management.
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announced 7/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Milamber Ventures PLC, will acquire Orchard Rock Limited

synopsis: Milamber Ventures plc, a growth accelerator business that focuses on creative media, technology and education, will acquire Orchard Rock, a leading provider of health and social care training services in the UK. Orchard Rock offers training services for all sectors, including private sector, care homes, dementia care, nursing homes, and more.
buyer: Milamber Ventures PLC
Milamber is a growth accelerator business focusing on Creative Media, Technology and Education with a specific focus on Education. They invest in early stage businesses, working with entrepreneurs to attract clients, develop 'Go To Market' strategies, fix operational gaps and access growth capital. "
target: Orchard Rock Limited
Orchard Rock is a leading provider of health and social care training services in the UK. The company specializes in health and social care training for all sectors, including private sector, care homes, dementia care, nursing homes, mental health, children's services, and more.
price ($mm)
$2.49
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$1
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$0
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1.9x
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5.1x
closed 3/29/2017 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired Agence CCC

synopsis: GL Events announces the acquisition of CCC, an agency specialised in the organisation of medical conventions and training. CCC organises "Evidence & Practice" training cycles for general practitioners. These one-day training sessions are held in 26 cities across France. It is also the organiser of conventions for medical specialities.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target: Agence CCC
CCC is an agency specialised in the organisation of medical conventions and training. CCC organises "Evidence & Practice" training cycles for general practitioners. These one-day training sessions are held in 26 cities across France. It is also the organiser of conventions for medical specialities.
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$5
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closed 10/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Life Link III, acquired FlightBridgeED, LLC

synopsis: Life Link III announced that they have acquired FlightBridgeED, LLC, a medical education company that specializes in providing pre-hospital, critical care, and emergency medicine education for healthcare professionals of all types.
buyer: Life Link III
Life Link III operates nine helicopter bases. The company’s helicopter and airplane services provide on-scene emergency response and inter-facility transport for patients requiring critical care. "
target: FlightBridgeED, LLC
FlightBridgeED is a medical education company that specializes in providing pre-hospital, critical care, and emergency medicine education for healthcare professionals of all types.
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closed 5/9/2018 via Company Press Release

John Libbey Eurotext Limited, acquired Initiatives Santé SAS

synopsis: John Libbey Eurotext, a French publisher that specializes in medical publishing, has acquired Initiatives Santé, a French company that offers periodicals, training services, and events for nurses and dentists. Initiatives Santé offers magazines and journals that help nurses and dentists become better at their profession.
buyer: John Libbey Eurotext Limited
Founded in 1983, John Libbey Eurotext is a French publisher that specializes in medical publishing. The company publishes more than 40 new titles annually. John Libbey Eurotext offers over 500 products which include reference books, monographs, practical guides, newsletters, journals, and more. "
target: Initiatives Santé SAS
Initiatives Santé is a French company that offers periodicals, training services, and events for nurses and dentists. The company offers magazines and journals that help nurses and dentists become better at their profession. They also provides training sessions for nurses seven times a year.
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closed 2/27/2008 via PE Hub

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC

synopsis: The Federal Trade Commission has approved Providence Equity Partners Inc.’s planned acquisition of nursing testing and education company Assessment Technologies Institute LLC. Financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in communications and media companies around the world. The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with approximately $21 billion in equity commitments. "
target: Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC
We are your nursing-review partner… an ongoing resource throughout your nursing education and career. ATI’s primary goal is to partner with nursing institutions in all 50 states to improve graduate nurses’ pass rates on the NCLEX®.
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closed 3/6/2017 via PR Newswire

DXE Medical, Inc., acquired Cardio Partner Resources, LLC

synopsis: DXE Medical, Inc., specializing in sales and service of cardiac care products, announced that it has acquired Cardio Partner Resources, LLC. Cardio Partner Resources is an independent training business in the United States. The company provides a full line of certified CPR/AED/first aid training classes for both the lay and professional rescuer.
buyer parent: Sarnova, Inc.
buyer: DXE Medical, Inc.
DXE Medical specializes in providing sales and service for both new and recertified products including AEDs, monitor/defibrillators, and other medical equipment and accessories to care providers and businesses across the nation. "
target: Cardio Partner Resources, LLC
Cardio Partner Resources provides nation-wide, onsite training in CPR, first aid and the use of AEDs. Cardio Partner Resources works with each client to determine the best training and product solution to meet their budgets, needs and expectations.
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closed 11/20/2012 via PR Newswire

Alpha Imaging LLC, acquired Chesapeake Applications Inc.

synopsis: Alpha Imaging LLC announced they have acquired Chesapeake Applications Inc. to enhance their clinical applications training portfolio. Chesapeake Applications provides clinical training on Shimadzu Medical Systems, Canon Medical Systems and Konica Minolta Medical Imaging radiographic and fluoroscopic systems throughout the United States.
buyer: Alpha Imaging LLC
Alpha Imaging LLC, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the largest independent sales and service providers of advanced medical imaging equipment in the United States. "
target: Chesapeake Applications Inc.
Chesapeake Applications provides clinical training on Shimadzu Medical Systems, Canon Medical Systems and Konica Minolta Medical Imaging radiographic and fluoroscopic systems throughout the United States.
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announced 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

The GO2 People, will acquire Industry Pathways

synopsis: GO2 People, an Australia-based recruitment services provider, announced that it has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire Industry Pathways, an Australia-based organization that provides paramedical training programs and mining training and education to mining and healthcare sectors.
buyer: The GO2 People (ASX:GO2:$36.82)
The GO2 People is a leading provider of vertically integrated recruitment and building services across the construction, resources and industrial sectors throughout Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Industry Pathways
Industry Pathways Pty Ltd provides paramedical training programs and mining training and education to mining and healthcare sectors. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Burleigh Waters, Australia.
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closed 3/8/2018 via GlobeNewswire

NewBridge Global Ventures, Inc., acquired Elevated Portfolio Holdings, LLC

synopsis: NewBridge Global Ventures, Inc., a company focused on the emerging and dynamic legal and regulated cannabis industry, has acquired the assets of Elevated Portfolio Holdings, LLC, a company which offers medically focused education modules for physicians and clinicians.
buyer: NewBridge Global Ventures, Inc. (OTCPK:NBGV:$0.00)
NewBridge Global Ventures, Inc. is a US public company which provides business consulting services to companies operating within the legal medical cannabis and hemp related industries. "
target: Elevated Portfolio Holdings, LLC
Elevated Portfolio Holdings, LLC is a company which offers medically focused education modules for physicians and clinicians as well as significant training regarding the body’s endocannabinoid systems and the use of cannabis for health and wellness.
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closed 2/21/2012 via PR Newswire

United Education Institute, acquired Emergency Training Services, Inc.

synopsis: International Education Corporation, a leading national provider of career education and parent company of UEI College, has acquired Emergency Training Services (ETS), a leading emergency medical care training college in Santa Cruz, California. ETS provides training for Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics and First Responders.
buyer parent: International Education Corporation
buyer: United Education Institute
United Education Institute (UEI) serves as a top choice for career preparation and training. Students interested in entering a new career or training program to enhance their current occupation can consider a wide variety of UEI programs. "
target: Emergency Training Services, Inc.
The mission of Emergency Training Services is to respond to the educational needs of individuals seeking a career as an EMT or Paramedic. It is structured to develop competencies and skills in students necessary to function responsibly as members of an emergency medical care team.
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closed 7/2/2012 via Yahoo, Inc.

TIR Massage Stone, acquired LaStone Therapy

synopsis: LaStone Therapy company has merged with TIR Massage Stone to combine both therapy education and product sales in an effort to expand the field of hot stone massage therapy as a method of relaxation and healing. LaStone Therapy is a multifaceted stone massage technique designed to be highly beneficial to both the client and therapist.
buyer: TIR Massage Stone
The TIR Massage Stone Division was formed to become a leader in the massage stone industry, taking advantage of 30+ years experience in the field of specialty stone sourcing and supply. "
target: LaStone Therapy
LaStone Therapy is a multifaceted technique designed through nearly 2 decades of experience to benefit both client and therapist. LaStone Therapy is a focus on the use of stone of varying temperature integrated into almost every modality of massage therapy.
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closed 11/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Clanwilliam Group Ltd., acquired Obsidian Healthcare Group

synopsis: Clanwilliam Group, a Dublin-based company that develops, sells and integrates technology solutions to the Private Consultant and pharmacy communities, acquired Obsidian Healthcare, a UK full service global healthcare communications Group that delivers medical communications activities and continuing medical education programs.
buyer parent: Eli Global, LLC
buyer: Clanwilliam Group Ltd.
Clanwilliam Group, headquartered in Dublin, is an expanding healthcare, technology and services business. They develop, sell and integrate a range of technology solutions and services predominately to the GP, Private Consultant and pharmacy communities. "
target: Obsidian Healthcare Group
Headquartered in the UK, Obsidian Healthcare Group is a full service, global healthcare communications Group with two distinct firewalled divisions, allowing it to deliver collaboratively sponsored medical communications activities and medical education and continuing medical education programs.
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closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired PRIME

synopsis: Everyday Health Group, a leader in patient and provider education, announced that it has purchased Prime Education, LLC, a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company known for its award-winning, systems-based work and extensive peer-reviewed publications in research-informed interprofessional continuing education (CE).
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health operates a leading digital marketing and communications platform for healthcare companies that want to engage with consumers and healthcare professionals. Their platform combines premier content from leading brands, an engaged audience, and extensive data and analytics expertise. "
target: PRIME
Founded in 1994, PRIME is a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company that has, as its mission, to enhance the interprofessional health team’s knowledge, skills/strategy, and performance in caring for patients.
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closed 10/31/2016 via PR Web

Coverys, acquired Med-IQ

synopsis: Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians, hospitals, dentists, podiatrists, and advanced practice providers, announced the acquisition of Med-IQ, a globally recognized leader in medical education and healthcare quality improvement.
buyer: Coverys
Coverys is a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians, hospitals, dentists, podiatrists, and advanced practice providers. Coverys emphasizes proactive risk mitigation and patient safety programs that help clients anticipate, identify, and manage risk. "
target: Med-IQ
Med-IQ, one of the most respected providers of continuing medical education (CME), inspires healthcare professionals through award-winning activities that deliver sophisticated outcomes- based educational designs with measurable results in professional competence and performance.
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closed 12/16/2015 via PR Web

Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC, acquired HMP Communications Holdings, LLC

synopsis: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC (HMP), has completed an agreement with Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE), under which current investors, Alta Communications and Antares Capital, have sold their interests in HMP to SGE. With the sale, SGE becomes HMP’s majority equity holder. HMP is a leading provider of healthcare content and events.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC
Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE) invests in growth stage companies in the information services, internet and software sectors. The firm is backed by a unique and patient capital base that allows management teams the freedom and flexibility to maximize growth. "
target: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC
HMP Communications Holdings is a multi-channel leader in healthcare content and education, with a mission to improve patent care. The company produces clinically relevant, evidence-based journals, events and accredited, continuing education for the healthcare community.
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announced 7/29/2015 via Company Press Release

PESI, Inc., will acquire Cross Country Education

synopsis: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its Cross Country Education business to PESI, Inc. Cross Country Education (CCE) is an approved provider of continuing education with over 35 professional healthcare associations.
buyer: PESI, Inc.
Since 1979, Professional Education Systems Institute (PESI Inc.), has provided cutting edge continuing education to professionals across the nation. PESI works alongside the world’s leading experts to create seminars, conferences, videos and books that meet the needs of adult learners. "
target parent: Cross Country Healthcare, Inc.
target: Cross Country Education
Cross Country Education (CCE) is leading the way in continuing professional development for healthcare professionals. CCE is an approved provider of continuing education with over 35 professional healthcare associations.
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$8.00
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closed 10/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Ascend Learning, acquired ClubConnect

synopsis: Ascend Learning has completed the acquisition of ClubConnect - the market leader in health club software, supporting gym employee onboarding, educational development and credential verification. ClubConnect’s products and services are available in over 8,000 health clubs and gyms across the U.S., Canada, Australia and the Middle East.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics that enable institutions, students and employers to succeed in healthcare and other high-growth, licensure-driven professions. "
target parent: Inspire360, Inc.
target: ClubConnect
With a focus on staff training and compliance, ClubConnect is the fastest-growing health club software in the world with over 8,000 locations. The ClubConnect platform launched in 2013 and has grown to 8,000 club locations with clients including LifeTime Fitness, Gold’s Gym, and Anytime Fitness.
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closed 9/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Ascend Learning, purchased Allied Health Titles from Wolters Kluwer Health

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health has completed the sale of certain allied health titles to Ascend Learning, LLC. The titles were part of the Health Learning, Research & Practice (HLRP) business and include print and digital books in specialties, such as dental hygiene and massage therapy.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics that enable institutions, students and employers to succeed in healthcare and other high-growth, licensure-driven professions. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Health
The acquisition includes certain allied health titles from Wolters Kluwer Health. The titles were part of the Health Learning, Research & Practice (HLRP) business and include print and digital books in specialties, such as dental hygiene and massage therapy.
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$11
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closed 10/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ascend Learning, acquired Kognito Solutions LLC

synopsis: Kognito is now part of the Clinical Healthcare group of Ascend Learning, a leading provider of health education content, software and analytics. This acquisition will allow Kognito to continue to innovate and grow, with new and improved products and services.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content and software tools for students, educational institutions and employers. They focus on high-growth careers in a range of industries, with a special focus on healthcare and other licensure-driven occupations. "
target: Kognito Solutions LLC
Kognito is a NYC-based health simulation company. Their simulations prepare people to lead real-life conversations that improve social, emotional and physical health. In our simulations, users engage in role-play conversations with virtual humans.
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announced 4/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, CPP Investment Board, will acquire Ascend Learning

synopsis: Ascend Learning, LLC ("Ascend"), a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics solutions, announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ascend from funds advised by Providence Equity Partners and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$4,580.23)
buyer: CPP Investment Board
Blackstone is a leading investment firm, creating positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors & the companies they invest in. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content and software tools for students, educational institutions and employers. They focus on high-growth careers in a range of industries, with a special focus on healthcare and other licensure-driven occupations.
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closed 11/19/2020 via PR Newswire

Mphasis Corporation, acquired Datalytyx

synopsis: Mphasis, a global Information Technology (IT) solutions provider specialising in cloud and cognitive services, has acquired Datalytyx, a next-gen data engineering and consultancy company in the UK. Datalytyx provides Next-gen Data Engineering, Data Ops and Master Data Management solutions on Snowflake and Talend environments to clients globally.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Mphasis Corporation (BSE:526299:$1,262.46)
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: Datalytyx
Datalytyx a leading next-gen data engineering and consultancy company in the UK. Datalytyx provides Next-gen Data Engineering, Data Ops and Master Data Management solutions on Snowflake and Talend environments to clients globally. They offer services for data projects of all sizes and complexity.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Quartz Events

synopsis: Clarion Events, one of the world’s leading event’s organisers, has acquired Quartz Events, a producer of invitation-only, executive summits in North America. Quartz Events enable senior-level decision makers to connect with the right people that will advance their performance and company.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 180 events in 50 countries from 15 offices in the UK, the US, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, UAE, Indonesia, Hong Kong and the Netherlands. Clarion traces its roots back to 1947 and takes pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK."
target: Quartz Events
Quartz Events is a producer of invitation-only, executive summits in North America. Quartz Events orchestrates experiences that naturally ignites meaningful connections. Their events enable senior-level decision makers to connect with the right people that will advance their performance and company.
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closed 10/14/2020 via Company Press Release

Vungle, acquired AlgoLift

synopsis: Vungle, the leading mobile ad network and in-app monetization platform, announced the acquisition of AlgoLift, a machine learning-based marketing optimization platform that ensures every dollar clients spend on performance marketing is spent in the most intelligent way possible.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Vungle
Vungle is the trusted guide for growth and engagement, transforming how people discover and experience apps. Mobile application developers partner with Vungle to monetize their apps through innovative in-app ad experiences that are inspired by insight and crafted with creativity. "
target: AlgoLift
AlgoLift is a machine learning-based marketing optimization platform that ensures every dollar clients spend on performance marketing is spent in the most intelligent way possible.
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announced 8/5/2020 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire Ancestry.com

synopsis: Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have reached a definitive agreement to acquire Ancestry® from Silver Lake, GIC, Spectrum Equity, Permira, and other equityholder. Ancestry is the global leader in family history and consumer genomics.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$4,580.23)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Permira
target: Ancestry.com
Ancestry is the global leader in family history and consumer genomics. With their unparalleled collection of 24 billion records and over 18 million people in their growing AncestryDNA network, customers can discover their family story and gain actionable insights about their health and wellness.
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$4,700
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closed 7/21/2020 via BusinessWire

HealthEdge, acquired Burgess Group

synopsis: HealthEdge, a provider of the industry’s leading integrated financial, administrative and clinical platform for health insurers, HealthRules® Payor, announced the acquisition of The Burgess Group, LLC, an innovative payment integrity software company focused on improving healthcare payment operations through technology.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: HealthEdge
HealthEdge is a cutting edge software company focused on providing next-generation core administration and care coordination for transformative health plans. Their patented, language-based technology platform, HealthRules®, is delivered to customers via the HealthEdge Cloud or on-site deployment. "
target: Burgess Group
Burgess is an innovative payment integrity software company focused on improving healthcare payment operations through technology. The company’s cloud-based platform natively brings together up-to-date regulatory data, claims pricing and editing, and real-time analytics tools.
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closed 6/25/2020 via GlobeNewswire

HelpSystems, LLC, acquired Titus Inc.

synopsis: HelpSystems has acquired Titus and Boldon James. Headquartered in Ottawa, Titus is a leader in providing solutions that enable businesses to accelerate their adoption of data protection. The acquisition establishes a leading platform in data classification and meets customers’ needs for a comprehensive, powerful suite of data security options.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: HelpSystems, LLC
HelpSystems is a software company focused on helping exceptional organizations Build a Better IT. The company's cybersecurity and automation solutions simplify critical IT processes to give its customers peace of mind. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Titus Inc.
Ottawa-based Titus is a leader in providing solutions that enable businesses to accelerate their adoption of data protection. The company’s products enable organizations to discover, classify, protect, analyze, and share information.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Change Healthcare Corporation, acquired eRx Network, LLC

synopsis: Change Healthcare bought back its pharmacy unit, eRx Network. eRx Network, LLC provides pharmacy claims switching and secure electronic prescription routing solutions that are designed to help retail pharmacies improve operational efficiency, optimize reimbursement and improve pharmacy profitability and customer loyalty.
buyer: Change Healthcare Corporation (CHNG:$890.98)
Change Healthcare is a leading independent healthcare technology company that provides data and analytics-driven solutions to improve clinical, financial and patient engagement outcomes in the U.S. healthcare system. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: eRx Network, LLC
eRx Network, LLC provides pharmacy claims switching and secure electronic prescription routing solutions that are designed to help retail pharmacies improve operational efficiency, optimize reimbursement and improve pharmacy profitability and customer loyalty.
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$213
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closed 4/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired HealthEdge

synopsis: Blackstone announced that funds managed by Blackstone have completed their previously announced acquisition of a majority stake in HealthEdge Software, a leading healthcare technology company that delivers next generation Core Administrative Processing Systems (CAPS) solutions to customers across the healthcare ecosystem.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$4,580.23)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Psilos Group
target: HealthEdge
HealthEdge is a cutting edge software company focused on providing next-generation core administration and care coordination for transformative health plans. Their patented, language-based technology platform, HealthRules®, is delivered to customers via the HealthEdge Cloud or on-site deployment.
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closed 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, acquired iQ Student Accommodation

synopsis: Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and the Wellcome Trust announced the sale of iQ Student Accommodation (“iQ”) to Blackstone. iQ is one of the UK’s leading providers of Purpose Built Student Accommodation. iQ’s portfolio of purpose-built assets is concentrated in London, where iQ is the largest owner of student accommodation.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$4,580.23)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
target: iQ Student Accommodation
Based in the UK, iQ Student Accommodation provides the best home-from-home environment from which 28,000 university students can confidently make the most of the opportunities open to them. iQ’s portfolio is concentrated in London - where it is the largest owner of student accommodation.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Ultimate Software Group merged with Kronos Incorporated,

synopsis: Kronos Incorporated, a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions, has merged with Ultimate Software, a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Kronos Incorporated
Kronos is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos industry-centric workforce applications are purpose-built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and government agencies of all sizes. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Ultimate Software Group (ULTI:$1,140.55)
Ultimate Software is a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions. Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, and time and labor management solutions that connect people with the information they need to work more effectively.
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

International Market Centers, acquired Pharos by Whereoware

synopsis: International Market Centers announced its launch of IMC_di, a wholly-owned, stand-alone, B2B e-commerce division, with the acquisition of Pharos (formerly a division of Whereoware). Pharos is an integrated sales, marketing and commissioning software tailor-made for the gift and home furnishings industry.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: International Market Centers
International Market Centers (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. IMC owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. "
target: Pharos by Whereoware
Pharos enables Vendors and their Sales Rep partners to modernize their business through easy-to-use and affordable e-commerce, marketing, and sales software. Pharos is a one-stop-shop for an impressive and effective online experience.
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

International Market Centers, acquired RepZio

synopsis: International Market Centers (“IMC”) announced its launch of IMC_di, a wholly-owned, stand-alone, B2B e-commerce division, with the acquisition of RepZio. RepZio is a patented business-to-business sales solution and digital marketplace enabling wholesale vendors and buyers to connect and transact on a B2B basis.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: International Market Centers
International Market Centers (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. IMC owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. "
target: RepZio
RepZio is a patented business-to-business sales solution and digital marketplace enabling wholesale vendors and buyers to connect and transact on a B2B basis.
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closed 11/13/2019 via GlobeNewswire

PSAV, acquired Eclipse Group

synopsis: PSAV, a global leader in event experiences, acquired Eclipse, a leading audiovisual and live event production and venue company in Dubai. eclipse is well known in the Gulf Cooperation Council as a leader in project management, equipment rental, and technical services.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: PSAV (PSAV:$0.00)
PSAV is a global leader in event experiences, providing creative, production, advanced technology and staging services to help meeting planners deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at their meetings, trade shows and special events. "
target: Eclipse Group
Headquartered in Dubai, Eclipse is a key leader in the regional event industry, with a well-earned reputation for creativity, commitment to health and safety and client satisfaction. Specializing in project management, equipment rental and technical services, Eclipse supports live events.
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closed 11/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired MagicLab

synopsis: Blackstone announced that funds managed by Blackstone are taking a majority stake in MagicLab, which builds and operates leading dating and social networking apps, including Bumble and Badoo. MagicLab’s suite of brands has connected and transformed the lives of over 500 million people around the world across dating, social, and business.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$4,580.23)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target: MagicLab
MagicLab builds and operates leading dating and social networking apps, including Bumble and Badoo. MagicLab’s suite of brands has connected and transformed the lives of over 500 million people around the world across dating, social, and business.
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$3,000
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closed 10/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Ascend Learning, acquired ClubConnect

synopsis: Ascend Learning has completed the acquisition of ClubConnect - the market leader in health club software, supporting gym employee onboarding, educational development and credential verification. ClubConnect’s products and services are available in over 8,000 health clubs and gyms across the U.S., Canada, Australia and the Middle East.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics that enable institutions, students and employers to succeed in healthcare and other high-growth, licensure-driven professions. "
target parent: Inspire360, Inc.
target: ClubConnect
With a focus on staff training and compliance, ClubConnect is the fastest-growing health club software in the world with over 8,000 locations. The ClubConnect platform launched in 2013 and has grown to 8,000 club locations with clients including LifeTime Fitness, Gold’s Gym, and Anytime Fitness.
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closed 9/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Ascend Learning, purchased Allied Health Titles from Wolters Kluwer Health

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health has completed the sale of certain allied health titles to Ascend Learning, LLC. The titles were part of the Health Learning, Research & Practice (HLRP) business and include print and digital books in specialties, such as dental hygiene and massage therapy.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics that enable institutions, students and employers to succeed in healthcare and other high-growth, licensure-driven professions. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Health
The acquisition includes certain allied health titles from Wolters Kluwer Health. The titles were part of the Health Learning, Research & Practice (HLRP) business and include print and digital books in specialties, such as dental hygiene and massage therapy.
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announced 7/27/2019 via Financial Times

London Stock Exchange Group, will acquire Refinitiv

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group, a diversified international market infrastructure and capital markets business sitting at the heart of the world's financial community, will acquire Refinitiv, a company that provides information, insights and technology that drive innovation and performance in global financial markets.
buyer: London Stock Exchange Group (LSE:LSE:$3,186.38)
London Stock Exchange Group is a diversified international market infrastructure and capital markets business sitting at the heart of the world's financial community. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Refinitiv
Refinitiv provides information, insights and technology that drive innovation and performance in global financial markets. Their heritage of integrity enables customers to make critical decisions with confidence while their best-in-class data and cutting-edge technologies enable greater opportunity.
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closed 9/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Vungle

synopsis: Blackstone, one of the world's leading investment firms, announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have acquired Vungle, a leading performance marketing platform for in-app video advertisements on mobile devices.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$4,580.23)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target: Vungle
Vungle is the trusted guide for growth and engagement, transforming how people discover and experience apps. Mobile application developers partner with Vungle to monetize their apps through innovative in-app ad experiences that are inspired by insight and crafted with creativity.
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announced 5/23/2019 via BusinessWire

Refinitiv, will acquire AlphaDesk

synopsis: Refinitiv will acquire AlphaDesk, a cloud-based Order Management System (OMS) that offers order and portfolio management, risk, and compliance solutions for buy-side clients. AlphaDesk adds a multi-asset class and multi-currency OMS platform with flexible workflows, adaptable to the differing needs of individual buy-side traders and asset managers.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Refinitiv
Refinitiv is a provider of financial market data and infrastructure. It provides leading data and insights, trading platforms, and open data and technology platforms that connect a thriving global financial markets community. "
target parent: SGGG Fund Services Inc.
target: AlphaDesk
Toronto, Canada based AlphaDesk delivers real-time order, portfolio, and operations management tools to fund managers. The managed cloud service supports multiple portfolios, strategies, asset types, currencies and custodians in a single, integrated solution.
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closed 5/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Clicksafety.com, Inc., acquired SPAN Safety Workshops

synopsis: ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has acquired SPAN International Training, the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clicksafety.com, Inc.
ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has delivered award-winning online safety training to more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. It was the first to offer the OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour safety courses online. "
target: SPAN Safety Workshops
SPAN International Training LLC, is the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals. SPAN professional development programs help clients achieve important career goals through advancing competencies for safety management excellence.
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