Like QA Ltd.

announced 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire QA Ltd.

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in QA, a UK-based IT training business, from EMK Capital and Bregal Investments.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC employs over 420 people throughout Europe, Asia and the US. The CVC team's local knowledge and extensive contacts underpin a proven 35-year track record of investment success. "
target parent: Bregal Investments
target: QA Ltd.
QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders. They offer a complete range of business and IT training.
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$886
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$63
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14.0x
closed 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sunset Learning Institute, acquired Advanced Network Information, Inc.

synopsis: Sunset Learning Institute, a learning solutions company, has acquired Advanced Network Information (ANI), a company that develops learning solutions for Tech-related Fortune 500 customers. ANI develops sales enablement programs that speed technology adoption and increase revenue for Tech customers’ new products and services.
buyer: Sunset Learning Institute
Sunset Learning Institute (SLI) is a learning solutions company that specializes in technology training. SLI's goal is to help customers optimize their cloud technology investments by providing convenient, high-quality technical training that customers can rely on. "
target: Advanced Network Information, Inc.
Advanced Network Information (ANI) develops and delivers customized learning solutions to Silicon Valley Tech and Tech-related Fortune 500 customers. ANI develops sales enablement programs that speed technology adoption and increase revenue for Tech customers’ new products and services.
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closed 11/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Global Knowledge, Inc., acquired Lerio

synopsis: Global Knowledge, the Cary N.C.-based worldwide leader in technology skills development, has acquired HODAC Training (Lerio) in The Netherlands. HODAC is comprised of Lerio, which specializes in Microsoft applications and end-user adoption services, and GK Noord, which has been a reseller of Global Knowledge courses in the Netherlands.
buyer: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge supports major enterprises and tech professionals everywhere with the broadest and deepest portfolio of IT training solutions, wherever, whenever and however they are needed. Established in 1995, Global Knowledge delivers over one million separate courses every year. "
target: Lerio
HODAC is comprised of Lerio, which specializes in Microsoft applications and end-user adoption services, and GK Noord, (formerly Compu'Train Noord), which has been a reseller of Global Knowledge courses in the northern Netherlands provinces of Drenthe, Friesland and Groningen since 2012.
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closed 4/15/2019 via BusinessWire

SHI International Corp., acquired Corporate Training Group, Inc.

synopsis: SHI International, one of North America’s top 10 largest IT solutions providers, has acquired Corporate Training Group, Inc. (CTG). A leading provider of training solutions, CTG has been helping businesses increase their productivity since 1991. CTG offers a robust course list for Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and VMware solutions.
buyer: SHI International Corp.
Founded in 1989, SHI International Corp. is a $8.5 billion+ global provider of technology products and services. SHI delivers custom IT solutions to Corporate, Enterprise, Public Sector, and Academic customers. "
target: Corporate Training Group, Inc.
A leading provider of training solutions, Corporate Training Group (CTG) has been helping businesses increase their productivity since 1991. CTG offers a robust course list for Microsoft, Cisco, Citrix and VMware solutions.
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closed 4/3/2019 via PR Newswire

MIS Training Institute, acquired LeaderQuest

synopsis: MIS Training Institute (MISTI), a leading global information security, IT audit and internal audit training company, has acquired LeaderQuest, a leading provider of cybersecurity and related IT training. LeaderQuest provides training and job placement services for veterans and individuals seeking to transition to new career paths in the IT arena.
buyer parent: Boathouse Capital
buyer: MIS Training Institute
Founded in 1978, MIS Training Institute (MISTI) is the international leader in audit, IT audit and information security training, with offices in Boston and London. MISTI’s expertise draws on experience gained in training more than 200,000 delegates across five continents. "
target: LeaderQuest
LeaderQuest is a leading provider of cybersecurity and related information technology training. LeaderQuest provides training and job placement services for veterans and individuals seeking to transition to new career paths in the information technology arena.
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Advanced Personnel Management, acquired MCI Solutions

synopsis: Advanced Personnel Management (APM) has acquired multi-award-winning learning organisation MCI Solutions. MCI consults to top organisations on their learning and development needs. They are a multi award-winning training and education provider offering accredited and non accredited programs in a wide range of business and IT areas.
buyer: Advanced Personnel Management
Advanced Personnel Management (APM) delivers job seeker, disability, workplace health, NDIS support and home assessment services to thousands of Australians every year. They are Australia’s largest provider of Disability Employment Services with a proven track record of helping people find work. "
target: MCI Solutions
MCI Solutions consults to top organisations on their learning and development needs. They are a multi award-winning training and education provider offering accredited and non accredited programs in a wide range of business and IT areas.
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closed 9/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Catalyst IT Australia, acquired Open Query

synopsis: Catalyst IT, a world leading open source company with an international reputation for delivering innovative, high quality software solutions, has acquired Open Query, a company that develops and delivers training and expertise for MySQL & related technologies, including system administration and security. Both companies are based in Australia.
buyer: Catalyst IT Australia
Catalyst IT is a world leading open source company with an international reputation for delivering innovative, high quality software solutions. "
target: Open Query
Open Query Pty Ltd develops and delivers training and expertise for MySQL & related technologies, including system administration and security. Based in Australia, they have engineers in a number of locations. Generally they work remotely although on-site consulting and training is available.
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closed 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Aspire Education GmbH, acquired ETC - Enterprise Training Center GmbH

synopsis: Vienna-based Aspire Education has taken over Austria's leading service provider for education and training in the IT sector, the ETC - Enterprise Training Center GmbH. ETC - Enterprise Training Center is Austria's No. 1 provider of IT seminars with locations in Vienna.
buyer parent: Quadriga Capital
buyer: Aspire Education GmbH
Aspire Education is a leading European education group in the education and training market with a focus on the German-speaking world. The education portfolio of Aspire Education includes the professional development of qualified specialists in areas such as law, taxes, IT and knowledge services, "
target: ETC - Enterprise Training Center GmbH
ETC - Enterprise Training Center is Austria's No. 1 provider of IT seminars with locations in Vienna. Graz and Attnang-Puchheim. ETC is the largest Austrian B2B IT training provider with an additional focus on IT related topics and management skills for digitization.
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closed 4/30/2018 via PR Newswire

SentryOne, acquired Pragmatic Works

synopsis: SentryOne announced the acquisition of Pragmatic Works Software (PWS), the Jacksonville, FL based leader in solutions for developing, testing, documenting, and monitoring the Microsoft Data Platform. They are experts on data management and performance, business intelligence, big data and cloud technologies.
buyer: SentryOne
SentryOne is a privately held technology company whose award-winning solutions empower Microsoft data professionals to achieve breakthrough performance across physical, virtual and cloud environments. "
target: Pragmatic Works
Pragmatic Works is a software, consulting and training company that focuses on helping customers optimize their data lifecycle. They are experts on data management and performance, business intelligence, big data and cloud technologies.
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closed 1/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Netmind, acquired B2T Training LLC

synopsis: B2T Training LLC, a leading provider of business analysis training and agile transformation services based in Atlanta, GA announced that it has been acquired by Netmind International LLC. B2T Training offers coaching services in a variety of ways throughout the learning process and beyond, including individual and team level support.
buyer: Netmind
For more than 30 years, Netmind has a been focused on training and promoting digital business through IT people. Services include IT management training, IT talent empowerment, IT culture transformation and IT agility and improvement. "
target: B2T Training LLC
B2T Training LLC is a leading provider of business analysis training and agile transformation services based in Atlanta, GA. B2T Training offers coaching services in a variety of ways throughout the learning process and beyond, including individual and team level support.
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closed 9/5/2017 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired YouTrain

synopsis: GP Strategies Corporation, a global performance improvement solutions provider, has acquired YouTrain Limited. YouTrain is an independent training company delivering IT, digital and life sciences skills training throughout Scotland and North West England. They offer apprenticeships, employability training and contract staffing services.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services. "
target: YouTrain
YouTrain is an independent training company delivering IT, digital and life sciences skills training throughout Scotland and North West England. They offer apprenticeships and employability training as well as corporate training and contract staffing services for commercial clients.
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$4
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0.0x
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closed 4/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Centriq Training, acquired Premier Knowledge Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Centriq Training, a Leawood-based information technology training company, will expand to St. Louis with the acquisition of Premier Knowledge Solutions Inc., forming the largest IT training company in the Midwest. The combined firm will host 29 instructors and 27 classrooms.
buyer: Centriq Training
Centriq Training is the Midwest’s largest full-service technology training company. A Gold Certified Microsoft Learning Partner, Centriq has provided leading-edge technology training since 1989. "
target: Premier Knowledge Solutions, Inc.
Premier Knowledge Solutions is a St. Louis based computer training company offering computer training via classes at their St. Louis computer training campus, training taught onsite at customers’ locations, and online computer training classes.
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closed 3/3/2016 via BusinessWire

ISACA, acquired CMMI® Institute

synopsis: ISACA, the professional association for IT governance, assurance and cybersecurity professionals, announced that it has acquired CMMI® Institute, the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process and technology.
buyer: ISACA
ISACA provides knowledge, standards, networking, credentialing and career development to IT and cybersecurity professionals. Through its comprehensive guidance and services, ISACA defines the roles of information systems governance, security, risk and assurance professionals worldwide. "
target parent: Carnegie Mellon University
target: CMMI® Institute
CMMI Institute is the organization behind the Capability Maturity Model Integration, the globally adopted capability improvement framework that guides organizations in high-performance operations. CMMI Institute provides the tools for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity.
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closed 5/7/2015 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Vodeclic SAS

synopsis: Skillsoft Limited, a global leader in learning and talent management, has completed the acquisition of Vodeclic SAS, a leading provider of new generation video courses. Vodeclic is an enterprise learning solution for desktop and collaborative skills.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: SkillSoft Limited
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. "
target: Vodeclic SAS
Vodeclic is a cloud-based training company for desktop software, web apps and cloud services. With over 25,000 how-to videos in six languages – and 1000+ new additions each month – Vodeclic.com is an all-in-one solution designed to help users enhance their digital, internet and collaborative skills.
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closed 3/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

SVP, Société par Actions Simplifiée, acquired Versalys

synopsis: SVP.com, which specializes in operational support for businesses and communities, Expands in Canada with the acquisition of Versalys Group, which specializes in vocational training and translation. Versalys offers a complete range of 900 courses in IT, office automation, human resources, project management and business language.
buyer: SVP, Société par Actions Simplifiée
SVP.com provides management consulting and professional support services to businesses and local governments. The company offers legislation, finance, accounting, human resources, business life, skill development, and market consulting services. "
target: Versalys
Versalys offers a complete range of more than 900 training courses in IT, Office Automation, Softskills, Project Management and Business Language. They have 125 trainers in four branch offices with 30 training classrooms, located in downtown Montreal, Quebec City, Laval and Brossard.
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closed 3/4/2015 via PR Web

QuickStart Intelligence, Inc., acquired 1Staff Training

synopsis: QuickStart Intelligence has completed a strategic acquisition of 1Staff Training, a provider of software, IT, computer, and business training to students all over the world. They have educated students in all industries including: healthcare, financial, government, communications and nonprofit.
buyer parent: 360training.com
buyer: QuickStart Intelligence, Inc.
QuickStart Intelligence, headquartered in Irvine, CA, is a leading provider of Microsoft Windows Training and IT training solutions with locations throughout California. They deliver solutions both online and in the classroom. "
target: 1Staff Training
1Staff Training provides software, IT, computer, and business training to students all over the world. They have educated students in all industries including: healthcare, financial, government, communications and nonprofit.
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closed 12/10/2014 via PR Newswire

Alten SA, acquired cPrime Inc.

synopsis: ALTEN Group, the European leader in Technology Consulting and Engineering, announced the acquisition of cPrime Inc., an industry leader in Agile consulting, training, and Enterprise Agile Transformation services. For the past six consecutive years, cPrime has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the San Francisco bay area.
buyer: Alten SA (ENXTPA:ATE:$2,153.01)
The ALTEN Group is a leading European Technology Consulting and Engineering (TCE) firm with approximately 18,000 employees in 20 countries. The ALTEN Group works with clients in the aerospace, defense, transportation, energy, life sciences, financial services, telecom and IT sectors. "
target: cPrime Inc.
cPrime Inc. is a IT project management consulting, staffing and training services company on the front lines of technology and methodology. For the past six consecutive years, cPrime has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the San Francisco bay area.
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closed 1/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Academies Australasia Pty Limited, acquired Vostro Institute of Training Australia

synopsis: Academies Australasia announced the acquisition of the entire share capital of Vostro Institute of Training Australia Pty Ltd. The company delivers nationally recognized qualifications from Certificate II to Diploma level in industry areas including business, manufacturing, health services, and more.
buyer: Academies Australasia Pty Limited (ASX:AKG:$37.46)
Academies Australasia is an education provider that service through 10 separately colleges operating in Australia and Singapore. They offer English language, Senior High School, Singapore Government School Preparatory Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor and Master degree courses. "
target: Vostro Institute of Training Australia
Vostro Institute of Training Australia is a leader in flexible and cutting-edge classroom and workplace training programmes. They deliver nationally recognized qualifications from Certificate II to Diploma level in industry areas including business, manufacturing, health services, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.75 [$0.92]
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$4
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$1
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0.2x
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1.8x
closed 4/1/2014 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Effective-Learning A/S

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation completed the acquisition of the Effective-People and Effective-Learning companies, leading providers of human capital management solutions. Effective-People and Effective-Learning will operate as a part of GP Strategies' Learning Solutions group.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies Corporation is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. "
target: Effective-Learning A/S
Effective Learning and its sister company Effective-People are providers of human capital management solutions, including sales and support of the full SuccessFactors Business Execution Platform, eLearning and blended learning solutions, as well as recruitment and employee development services.
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closed 8/2/2013 via PR Newswire

ITT Educational Services, Inc., acquired Benchmark Learning

synopsis: ITT Educational Services, Inc., a leading provider of technology-oriented postsecondary degree programs, announced that it acquired Benchmark Learning, a Minneapolis-based IT and business training company. Benchmark Learning offers short-term IT and business learning solutions for career advancers and other professionals.
buyer: ITT Educational Services, Inc. (ESI:$1,069.98)
ITT Technical Institute is the largest US provider of post-secondary technical education, and offers associate and bachelor degree programs to approximately 61,000 students through more than 100 campuses in 37 states. "
target: Benchmark Learning
Benchmark Learning is an education services company that delivers assessments, consulting, and authorized and customized training programs and curricula in the areas of IT, ITIL, development, business analysis, project management and leadership development.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BusinessWire

QA Ltd., acquired Cloud Academy

synopsis: QA, the UK’s largest B2B skills provider, has acquired Cloud Academy, a leading enterprise technology training platform. Cloud Academy helps organizations address their skills gaps with high-quality digital training content and a Software as a Service platform filled with powerful features to measure skills and manage training outcomes.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: QA Ltd.
QA is a leading UK learning organization providing training, consultancy, apprenticeships, and postgraduate degrees on a range of technical, business and leadership subjects. QA has over 22 UK training centers—including Apprenticeships and Consulting Academies—and various online learning options. "
target: Cloud Academy
Cloud Academy is an enterprise digital skills development platform that innovates through guided Learning Paths, Hands-on Labs, and Skill Assessment. Cloud Academy delivers role-specific training on leading clouds (AWS, Azure, etc), methodologies needed to operate on and between clouds, and more.
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closed 12/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

QA Ltd., acquired InfoSec Skills

synopsis: Tech training provider QA has acquired information security training company InfoSec Skills. InfoSec Skills is a worldwide information security training and education company. Their faculty of subject matter experts is instrumental in authoring their accredited training courses that meet the needs of today’s information security professional.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: QA Ltd.
Slough, UK-based QA provides learners with security accreditations in EC Council, ISACA, ISC(2), PECB, IAPP and CompTIA, compliance and defence training. "
target: InfoSec Skills
InfoSec Skills is a worldwide information security training and education company. Their faculty of subject matter experts is instrumental in authoring their accredited training courses that meet the needs of today’s information security professional.
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announced 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire QA Ltd.

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in QA, a UK-based IT training business, from EMK Capital and Bregal Investments.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC employs over 420 people throughout Europe, Asia and the US. The CVC team's local knowledge and extensive contacts underpin a proven 35-year track record of investment success. "
target parent: Bregal Investments
target: QA Ltd.
QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders. They offer a complete range of business and IT training.
price ($mm)
$886
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EBITDA ($mm)
$63
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14.0x
announced 12/12/2019 via Company Press Release

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire WebPros

synopsis: Oakley Capital will sell its stake in WebPros Group, a leading provider of web hosting automation software, to CVC Fund VII. WebPros brings together leading SaaS providers of web hosting, billing automation, infrastructure, server management and online marketing software solutions. WebPros comprises of cPanel, Plesk, SolusVM, WHMCS and XOVI.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm. It has a network of 24 offices and over 500 employees throughout the world. CVC has secured commitments of over US$123 billion from some of the world's leading institutional investors across its private equity and credit strategies. "
target parent: Oakley Capital Limited
target: WebPros
Founded in the early 2017, WebPros is bringing together leading SaaS providers of the most widely used web hosting, billing automation, infrastructure, server management and online marketing software solutions. WebPros comprises of cPanel, Plesk, SolusVM, WHMCS and XOVI.
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closed 12/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

VelocityEHS, acquired Meercat Pty Ltd

synopsis: VelocityEHS, the global leader in cloud-based environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability solutions, announced it has completed the acquisition of Meercat, an Australian-based risk and control assurance software solution provider.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: VelocityEHS (ACTA:$133.42)
VelocityEHS delivers a cloud-based environmental, health, and safety (ESH) software platform. VelocityEHS's software applications are designed based on industry best-practice principles to help solve complex business challenges in simple ways. "
target: Meercat Pty Ltd
Meercat Pty Ltd is an Australian-owned and operated company specializing in the design, development and support of the risk and control assurance software package, Meercat RiskView.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BusinessWire

QA Ltd., acquired Cloud Academy

synopsis: QA, the UK’s largest B2B skills provider, has acquired Cloud Academy, a leading enterprise technology training platform. Cloud Academy helps organizations address their skills gaps with high-quality digital training content and a Software as a Service platform filled with powerful features to measure skills and manage training outcomes.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: QA Ltd.
QA is a leading UK learning organization providing training, consultancy, apprenticeships, and postgraduate degrees on a range of technical, business and leadership subjects. QA has over 22 UK training centers—including Apprenticeships and Consulting Academies—and various online learning options. "
target: Cloud Academy
Cloud Academy is an enterprise digital skills development platform that innovates through guided Learning Paths, Hands-on Labs, and Skill Assessment. Cloud Academy delivers role-specific training on leading clouds (AWS, Azure, etc), methodologies needed to operate on and between clouds, and more.
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closed 6/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Etraveli Group, acquired Flight Network

synopsis: Etraveli Group, one of the leading online travel agencies in Europe, has acquired Flight Network, the largest online travel agency in Canada. Flight Network specializes in providing global travellers with the lowest-price airfares, hotels, vacation packages, and car rentals. Flight Network offers the best prices for flights all over the world.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: Etraveli Group
Etraveli Group is one of the leading online travel agencies in Europe, offering a wide range of airline tickets, hotel accommodations and other travel related services. The group operates in 72 countries on 6 continents through brands such as Supersaver, Gotogate, Mytrip.com and Pamediakopes.gr. "
target: Flight Network
Flight Network is the largest online travel agency in Canada. Flight Network specializes in providing global travellers with the lowest-price airfares, hotels, vacation packages, and car rentals. Flight Network offers the best prices for flights all over the world.
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announced 6/6/2019 via PR Newswire

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire Vitech Systems Group, Inc.

synopsis: Vitech Systems Group, a leading provider of cloud-based administration solutions to pension, insurance and investment organizations, announced that it will be acquired by CVC Capital Partners, a leading private equity and investment advisory firm.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm. It has a network of 24 offices and over 500 employees throughout the world. CVC has secured commitments of over US$123 billion from some of the world's leading institutional investors across its private equity and credit strategies. "
target: Vitech Systems Group, Inc.
Vitech Systems Group, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud-based administration solutions to pension, insurance and investment organizations. Vitech offers its clients both its proprietary software and related solution design, implementation and ongoing support services.
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closed 5/20/2019 via GlobeNewswire

VelocityEHS, acquired Spiramid

synopsis: VelocityEHS, the global leader in cloud-based environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability solutions, has acquired Spiramid, developer of the most advanced and easy-to-use system for managing industrial hygiene (IH). The acquisition adds Spiramid’s occupational safety & health software and IH expertise to the most trusted EHS platform.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: VelocityEHS (ACTA:$133.42)
VelocityEHS delivers a cloud-based environmental, health, and safety (ESH) software platform. VelocityEHS's software applications are designed based on industry best-practice principles to help solve complex business challenges in simple ways. "
target: Spiramid
Spiramid provides Environmental, Health and Safety (EH&S) software to government agencies and some of the largest corporations around the world. Spiramid provides an EHS solution for collecting and managing environment, occupational health, industrial hygiene, and safety information.
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closed 12/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

QA Ltd., acquired InfoSec Skills

synopsis: Tech training provider QA has acquired information security training company InfoSec Skills. InfoSec Skills is a worldwide information security training and education company. Their faculty of subject matter experts is instrumental in authoring their accredited training courses that meet the needs of today’s information security professional.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: QA Ltd.
Slough, UK-based QA provides learners with security accreditations in EC Council, ISACA, ISC(2), PECB, IAPP and CompTIA, compliance and defence training. "
target: InfoSec Skills
InfoSec Skills is a worldwide information security training and education company. Their faculty of subject matter experts is instrumental in authoring their accredited training courses that meet the needs of today’s information security professional.
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announced 11/7/2018 via Company Press Release

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire ConvergeOne, LLC

synopsis: ConvergeOne, a leading global IT and managed services provider of collaboration and technology solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by affiliates of CVC Fund VII. CVC is a world leader in private equity and credit.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
Established in 1981, CVC is a world leader in private equity and credit with $69 billion of assets under management, $109 billion of funds committed and a global network of 23 local offices: 15 across Europe and the Americas and eight in the Asia Pacific region. "
target parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
target: ConvergeOne, LLC (CVON:$1,401.33)
Founded in 1993, ConvergeOne is a leading global IT service provider of collaboration and technology solutions for large and medium enterprise with decades of experience assisting customers to transform their digital infrastructure and realize a return on investment.
price ($mm)
$1,800
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$1,401
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$112
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closed 10/30/2018 via Company Press Release

CVC Capital Partners, GRO Capital, acquired Omada A/S

synopsis: Omada, Denmark's global leader of identity governance and administration software and services, announced that CVC Capital Partners, a leading private equity and investment firm, and GRO Capital, a Denmark firm that provides capital to high quality mature technology companies, have agreed to become new majority shareholders.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: GRO Capital
CVC Capital Partners is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm with a network of 24 offices and over 500 employees throughout the world. Denmark-based GRO Capital provides capital to high quality technology companies and develops the companies they invest in. "
target: Omada A/S
Headquartered in Denmark, Omada is a market leading provider of solutions for Identity and Access Management and Identity and Access Governance. Omada delivers services within identity and access governance, risk management, compliance, role-based access management, and process governance.
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announced 8/23/2018 via Company Press Release

Advance Publications, Inc., will acquire Stage Entertainment

synopsis: Advance, a family-owned company that operates and invests in media, communications and technology businesses, will acquire Stage Entertainment from CVC Capital Partners, a leading private equity and investment advisory firm. Stage Entertainment is a first-class theatrical production company focusing on musical theatre in Europe.
buyer: Advance Publications, Inc.
Advance is a family-owned company that operates and invests in a wide range of media, communications and technology businesses globally. The operating businesses of Advance include Condé Nast brands such as Vogue, Vanity Fair, GQ and Wired; video programming brands Eurosport and Discovery, and more."
target parent: CVC Capital Partners
target: Stage Entertainment
Founded in 1998, Stage Entertainment is a first-class theatrical production company focusing on musical theatre in Europe. It owns and operates a network of 20 theatres where it mostly produces musicals developed by international partners and its creative teams.
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announced 6/27/2018 via BusinessWire

Montagu Private Equity, will acquire Wireless Logic

synopsis: Montagu Private Equity, a leading pan-European private equity firm, and CVC Capital Partners announced that they have reached an agreement for Montagu to acquire Wireless Logic Group, Europe’s leading smart connectivity platform provider, from CVC’s Growth Fund.
buyer: Montagu Private Equity
Montagu Private Equity has invested in hundreds of companies, across many different industry sectors - manufacturing, transport, logistics, healthcare, business services, web-hosting services and many many more. They like companies that are typically worth €100 million to €1 billion or above. "
target parent: CVC Capital Partners
target: Wireless Logic
Wireless Logic was established in the UK in 2000 and provides businesses with specialist Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) platform services across mobile, satellite, low-power wireless, and fixed line networks.
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announced 5/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire OANDA Corporation

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners (CVC) will acquire all of the outstanding equity of OANDA. OANDA® is a global online retail trading platform, currency data and analytics company. OANDA's award-winning technology enables clients to trade currencies, equity indices, commodities, treasuries and precious metals.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is a leading private equity and investment advisory firm. Founded in 1981, CVC today has a network of 23 offices and approximately 450 employees throughout Asia, Europe and the U.S. "
target: OANDA Corporation
OANDA® is a global online retail trading platform, currency data and analytics company. OANDA's award-winning technology and institutional-grade execution across a wide range of asset classes, enables clients to trade currencies, equity indices, commodities, treasuries and precious metals.
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announced 11/8/2017 via Company Press Release

e-Travel SA will be merged with eTRAVELi,

synopsis: Etraveli, the global flight-centric and data-driven online travel platform, announced that it will merge with e-Travel, a global e-commerce platform for flight tickets. e-Travel is one of the largest online travel agencies in Europe and one of the most successful e-commerce companies in Greece.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: eTRAVELi
Etraveli is a leading online travel agency offering a wide range of flights, accommodation and other travel-related services. The company operates in 46 countries on 5 continents. Etraveli is Europe’s third largest flight-centric online travel agency. "
target: e-Travel SA
e-Travel is an e-commerce company specialized online travel. It's one of the top 10 online travel agencies in the world in selling flight tickets and one of the most successful start-up ventures in Greece. e-Travel operates 10 websites in 40 languages, serving over 1,500,000 travellers annually.
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announced 9/25/2017 via GlobeNewswire

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire VelocityEHS

synopsis: Actua Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell VelocityEHS to CVC Growth Fund. VelocityEHS is a leading global provider of cloud-based environment, health and safety (EHS) software. Its comprehensive software platform and innovative mobile solutions aim to make enterprise-level EHS functionality accessible and affordable.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
Based in Luxembourg, CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Their CVC Growth Fund focuses on investing in middle-market, high-growth companies in the software and technology-enabled business services sector in North America and Europe. "
target parent: Actua Corporation
target: VelocityEHS (ACTA:$133.42)
VelocityEHS is the leading global provider of cloud-based environment, health and safety (EHS) software. Its comprehensive software platform and innovative mobile solutions aim to make enterprise-level EHS functionality accessible and affordable to businesses of all sizes.
price ($mm)
$328
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/25/2017 via GlobeNewswire

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire BOLT Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Actua Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell Bolt Solutions to CVC Growth Fund. Bolt Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of digital distribution solutions to the P&C insurance industry, is helping insurers transform the way they sell and market their products to consumers and small business owners.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
Based in Luxembourg, CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Their CVC Growth Fund focuses on investing in middle-market, high-growth companies in the software and technology-enabled business services sector in North America and Europe. "
target parent: Actua Corporation
target: BOLT Solutions Inc.
Bolt Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of digital distribution solutions to the P&C insurance industry, is helping insurers transform the way they sell and market their products to consumers and small business owners. The Bolt Platform connects with back-office systems and improves carrier reach.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire eTRAVELi

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners (“CVC”) agreed to acquire Etraveli, the global flight-centric online travel agency, from ProSiebenSat.1. Etraveli, with headquarters in Uppsala, Sweden, is a global e-commerce platform for flight tickets, combining a strong market position in the Nordics with a fast-growing international business.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC employs over 420 people throughout Europe, Asia and the US. The CVC team's local knowledge and extensive contacts underpin a proven 35-year track record of investment success. "
target parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
target: eTRAVELi
Etraveli is the leading Online Travel Agent (OTA) in the Nordic region with a rapidly growing international business, offering a wide range of airline tickets, hotel accommodations and travel related services. Etraveli operates in 46 countries on all continents.
price ($mm)
$569
rev ($mm)
$2,063
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire QA Ltd.

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in QA, a UK-based IT training business, from EMK Capital and Bregal Investments.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC employs over 420 people throughout Europe, Asia and the US. The CVC team's local knowledge and extensive contacts underpin a proven 35-year track record of investment success. "
target parent: Bregal Investments
target: QA Ltd.
QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders. They offer a complete range of business and IT training.
price ($mm)
$886
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$63
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
14.0x
closed 1/23/2017 via BusinessWire

Liberty Media Corporation, acquired Formula One

synopsis: Liberty Media Corporation announced that Liberty Media has completed its previously announced acquisition of Formula 1 (F1), the iconic global motorsports business, from a consortium of sellers. Formula 1, which began in 1950, is the world's most prestigious motor racing competition and is the world's most popular annual sporting series.
buyer: Liberty Media Corporation (LMCA:$0.00)
Liberty Media Corporation operates and owns interests in a broad range of media, communications and entertainment businesses. Those businesses are attributed to three tracking stock groups: the Liberty SiriusXM Group, the Braves Group and the Liberty Media Group. "
target parent: CVC Capital Partners
target: Formula One
Formula 1®, which began in 1950, is the world's most prestigious motor racing competition and is the world's most popular annual sporting series. In 2016 it was watched by 400 million unique television viewers from over 200 territories.
price ($mm)
$4,400
rev ($mm)
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closed 5/5/2016 via PE Hub

NLD Investment LLP, acquired EIC Group

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners announced that funds advised by CVC have completed the sale of Education International Corporation (“EIC”) to a consortium led by NLD Investment LLP, a leading Chinese private equity fund, in partnership with the management and the founder of EIC. EIC is China’s largest overseas educational counselling service provider.
buyer: NLD Investment LLP
NLD Investment is a leading China based private equity fund with total assets under management of over RMB 10 billion. Their strategy is to invest in companies managed with top-notched management teams and leverage their capital market strength to help companies to achieve next stage of growth. "
target parent: CVC Capital Partners
target: EIC Group
EIC is the leading provider of overseas education counselling services to students in China. The Company is also a leading integrated overseas education advisory services provider in China, offering market leading complementary test preparation services.
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closed 3/24/2016 via Company Press Release

HgCapital, acquired Raet BV

synopsis: HgCapital announced a majority investment in Raet, a leading HR solutions provider, specialised in HR cloud software and services. Raet will sit within HgCapital’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications (“TMT”) sector.
buyer: HgCapital
HgCapital is a robust and properly aligned private equity investment firm. Their investment teams manage three investment funds, HgCapital 7, their latest mid-market buyout fund, RPP2 their renewable energy infrastructure fund and HgCapital Mercury, their TMT-focused small buyout fund. "
target parent: CVC Capital Partners
target: Raet BV
Raet specializes in HR cloud software and HR services, which support the HR needs of over 10,000 organizations. Raet enables HR for some 3 million people internationally through its cloud solutions.
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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.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

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

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

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

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

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

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

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

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

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

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

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

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

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

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

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

PFGBEST, will acquire Alaron Futures & Options

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

Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC, acquired Integrity Trading Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Financial, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Integrity Trading Inc., a Direct Market Access broker/dealer that provides execution and clearing services to retail and institutional customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC
Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC is a Direct Market Access trading and trading technology development business. Formerly E*TRADE Professional Trading, LLC, the firm was acquired by the current management team in a management buyout from E*TRADE Financial in 2006. "
target: Integrity Trading Inc.
Integrity Trading International is a broker dealer registered in the United States offering clearing and execution to U.S. and foreign banks, broker dealers and individuals interested in accessing the U.S. market and reselling our services in foreign countries.
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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:$1,004.73)
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions. "
target: ISI Group, Inc.
ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI strives to be the Street’s best investment research resource for their clients' money management performance. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
price ($mm)
$132
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2010 via BNC Analysis

FXCM Inc., acquired ODL Securities

synopsis: ODL Group Limited (“ODL”), a leading, independent forex, derivatives, equities and commodities broker, has been acquired by US-based FXCM Holdings LLC (“FXCM”), a leading global forex broker that caters to both retail and institutional markets.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
target: ODL Securities
ODL Securities Limited (ODLS) commenced trading early in 1995. Initially it specialised in derivatives and equities but recently has seen significant growth in foreign exchange, equity CFDs, Corporate and Government bond trading and other over-the-counter (OTC) products.
price ($mm)
$55
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Ticker: TSE:3962
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Change Co., Ltd
Change Co., Ltd
Based in Japan, Change Co., Ltd. provides IT and network security and solutions. They help businesses with IT consulting regarding applications and mobile products, security and communication through their business infrastructure software, and training services for IT technology.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$20.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.59
EBIT ($mm)
$3.42
Net Income ($mm)
$2.39
Employees
67
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:PS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pluralsight
Pluralsight
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$252.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($117.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($132.17)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1100
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Ticker: TEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tarena
Tarena
Tarena International, Inc. is a leading provider of professional education services in China. Through its innovative education platform combining live distance instruction, classroom-based tutoring and online learning modules, Tarena offers professional education courses in twelve IT subjects.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$312.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$38.34
EBIT ($mm)
$26.81
Net Income ($mm)
$29.29
Employees
6257
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Ticker: AIM:PEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pennant International Group plc
Pennant International Group plc
Pennant International offers a range of technical training solutions around the world to train the next generation of engineers in defense and regulated civilian sectors. They are based in the UK.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$19.82
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.04)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.81)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
135
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Ticker: HLSE:SOPRA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Soprano Oyj
Soprano Oyj
Soprano is the leading Nordic training and consulting company. Its Management Institute of Finland MIF serves customers with training services related to communication, leadership and management, internationalization, software development, project management, infrastructure and ICT governance.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$23.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.52
EBIT ($mm)
($0.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: TSXV:ATW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AtmanCo
AtmanCo
AtmanCo is a leader in the psychometrics industry. The company offers psychometric tests online for the purposes of recruitment and hiring. AtmanCo's mission is to boost a organization's productivity, performance and prosperity by focusing on the their most important assets: their employees.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$8.33
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: MBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the global education market. CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language colleges and offers cooperative joint programmes in 18 countries.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$57.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.61
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
564
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Ticker: PSE:STI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
STI Education Services Group, Inc.
STI Education Services Group, Inc.
STI Education Services Group, Inc. is one of the largest network of schools in the Philippines providing a range of highly-relevant academic programs in the fields of Information & Communications Technology, Business, Engineering, Healthcare, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$54.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.89
EBIT ($mm)
$9.43
Net Income ($mm)
$7.29
Employees
2621
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Ticker: KKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, capital markets, credit strategies, and hedge funds. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,733.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,096.97
Employees
0
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Ticker: NYSE:APO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management, LLC and its subsidiaries is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit and real estate, with significant distressed expertise.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,833.48
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$843.19
Employees
0
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Ticker: RTOBF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ratos AB
Ratos AB
Ratos is a private equity company that invests in Nordic companies where their core expertise as a professional, active and responsible owner over time creates good value growth. Added value is created in connection with acquisition, development and divestment of these primarily unlisted companies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,530.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.89
EBIT ($mm)
$80.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SIVB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank helps innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. They provide a full range of financial services to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,387.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$824.79
Employees
2836
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Ticker: BX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,038.15
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$501.89
Employees
0
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Ticker: TGOPF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3i Group Plc
3i Group Plc
3i Group plc is a multinational private equity and venture capital company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has offices in 13 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe and had total assets under management of £10.5 billion as at 31 March 2012.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,653.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,498.31
EBIT ($mm)
$1,494.66
Net Income ($mm)
$1,509.24
Employees
0
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,544.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.20
EBIT ($mm)
$293.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments. They emphasize an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt, control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,315.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.51
EBIT ($mm)
$331.49
Net Income ($mm)
$224.77
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSX:ONEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onex Corporation
Onex Corporation
Founded in 1984, Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. They acquire and build high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. They also invest in non-investment grade debt through credit funds and collateralized loan obligations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,081.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$857.00
EBIT ($mm)
$822.00
Net Income ($mm)
$4,277.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: COWN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm that operates through two business segments: a broker dealer and an investment management division. Cowen Inc. focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to their clients in order to help them outperform.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$865.94
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$36.16
Employees
0
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Ticker: PSEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prospect Capital Corporation
Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company that operates as a closed-end, non-diversified investment company that lends to and invests in energy-related businesses.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$625.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$433.31
Net Income ($mm)
$292.38
Employees
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Ticker: EQT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EQT AB
EQT AB
EQT is a leading Swedish investment firm with more than EUR 61B in raised capital across 29 funds and around EUR 40B in assets under management. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19B and approximately 110,000 employees.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$561.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$218.00
EBIT ($mm)
$205.11
Net Income ($mm)
$183.41
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:FIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fimalac SA
Fimalac SA
Fimalac is a diversified holding company, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, founded and managed by Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière. Fimalac Group is engaged in private equity, digital media, live shows and hotels and recreation.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$392.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($13.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($54.12)
Net Income ($mm)
$68.47
Employees
2911
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Ticker: GIMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gimv
Gimv
Gimv is a European investment company with over three decades of experience in private equity and venture capital. Gimv currently manages around EUR 1.8 billion (including co-investment partnerships) of investments in about 50 portfolio companies.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$244.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$205.78
EBIT ($mm)
$204.62
Net Income ($mm)
$119.37
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:4310
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dream Incubator Inc.
Dream Incubator Inc.
Based in Japan, Dream Incubator, Inc. is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in incubation and investments in all business stages. They also help companies with their growth and expansion as a strategic consulting and business development firm.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$183.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.93
EBIT ($mm)
$17.11
Net Income ($mm)
$11.60
Employees
0
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