Like Inspired Thinking Group Limited

closed 10/12/2017 via PE Hub

Equistone Partners Europe, acquired Inspired Thinking Group Limited

synopsis: Equistone Partners Europe has acquired a majority stake Inspired Thinking Group (“ITG”), a Birmingham-headquartered technology-led provider of outsourced marketing services. ITG helps global brands and retailers deliver their multi-channel marketing more efficiently and effectively, utilising its proprietary software platform, “MediaCentre”.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe is an investment firm, which operates across France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams. They look for strong businesses with the potential to grow, supported by their capital and guided by their experience. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
Inspired Thinking Group (ITG) is a specialist marketing services and technology business. ITG helps global brands and retailers deliver their multi-channel marketing more efficiently and effectively, utilising its proprietary software platform, “MediaCentre”.
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$118
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closed 9/5/2012 via BusinessWire

SpinSix merged with Off Madison Ave,

synopsis: Off Madison Ave, a Phoenix-based integrated marketing communications firm, and SpinSix, one of Arizona’s leading creative marketing firms, announced they have merged. Total capitalized billings of the company will be in excess of $50 million annually, supported by more than 50 staff members.
buyer: Off Madison Ave
Off Madison Ave is a Phoenix-based integrated marketing firm. Their capabilities include branding, user experience design, creative content generation, online and social media marketing and campaigning, Web design, mobile and Web applications, Web development, and public relations. "
target: SpinSix
SpinSix is an integrated marketing agency specializing in interactive experiences, lead generation, relationship marketing, brand development, visual design and measurement, and optimization of client campaigns.
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closed 6/5/2019 via PR Newswire

MAS Event + Design, acquired BeSide Digital

synopsis: MAS, a trendsetter in experiential design and implementation, announced it has acquired BeSide Digital, an emerging innovator for technology-powered experiential marketing solutions. BeSide Digital will be renamed The BeSide of MAS.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: MAS Event + Design
MAS, an Opus Company, is a creative collective of conceptual designers and producers. They transform two-dimensional ideas into multi-dimensional experiences that excite and inspire people to action. They help their clients achieve their goals every step of the way from concept to execution. "
target: BeSide Digital
BeSide Digital is an emerging innovator for technology-powered experiential marketing solutions. BeSide Digital is a studio and lab focused on bespoke design, engineering, and production at the intersection of the physical and digital worlds for renowned clients.
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closed 4/30/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Aware Ads, acquired adMobo

synopsis: Aware Ads Inc., a Canadian company specializing in all aspects of online marketing, has acquired adMobo Inc., a digital advertising company specializing in mobile content. AdMobo uses innovative technology to help leading brands and agencies generate, retain and optimize user bases.
buyer: Aware Ads
Aware Ads is a Canadian company operating in all aspects of online marketing. Aware Ads specializes in direct response (i.e. Cost-Per-Acquisition) marketing and content creation. Aware Ads is well positioned in all aspects of the performance marketing space. "
target: adMobo
AdMobo is a Canadian digital ad company specializing in mobile marketing and user acquisition. Using its innovative technology, AdMobo helps leading brands and agencies generate, retain and optimize user bases, continually increasing the value being delivered by such users over time.
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announced 2/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Taptica, will acquire RhythmOne plc

synopsis: Taptica, a global leader in advertising technologies, announced the acquisition of RhythmOne, a tech-enabled digital media company that connects online audiences with brands through premium content across devices.
buyer: Taptica (AIM:TAP:$289.31)
Taptica is a publicly traded, global end-to-end mobile advertising platform that helps the world’s top brands reach their most valuable users with the widest range of traffic sources available today. "
target: RhythmOne plc (AIM:RTHM:$316.02)
RhythmOne is a tech-enabled digital media company that connects online audiences with brands through premium content across devices. Through its fully integrated programmatic platform, RhythmMax, the Company offers digital advertising inventory across owned, controlled and extended supply sources.
price ($mm)[EV]
$175 [$162]
rev ($mm)
$316
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
10.7x
closed 1/22/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Claritas, LLC, acquired AcquireWeb Inc.

synopsis: Claritas has purchased AcquireWeb, a leading digital marketing firm. AcquireWeb resolves and deterministically connects marketers with more able & intent-based consumers and businesses than any tech company in the industry, determining where they are engaged across the email, social and display spectrum.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: Claritas, LLC
Founded in 1971, Claritas helps companies find customers to sell smarter and win bigger. Its unique methodology, which combines sought after data resources with direct, original consumer research, is proven to help marketers find their best customers faster. "
target: AcquireWeb Inc.
Founded in 2002, AcquireWeb resolves and deterministically connects marketers with more able & intent-based consumers and businesses than any tech company in the industry, determining where they are engaged across the email, social and display spectrum.
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Next 15, acquired Planning-Inc Limited

synopsis: Next Fifteen Communications plc has announced the acquisition of predictive analytics and data marketing business Planning-Inc. It is a UK-based marketing, data and technology agency which will continue to operate as an independent brand as part of the Next Fifteen Network.
buyer: Next 15 (AIM:NFC:$335.97)
Next 15 is a communications business in London. The Group incorporates 19 subsidiary agencies, spanning digital content, marketing, PR, consumer, technology, marketing software, market research, public affairs and policy communications. "
target: Planning-Inc Limited
UK-based Planning-Inc is a predictive analytics and data-marketing business. Planning-Inc designs and builds award-winning data platforms for the biggest, most respected brands around and make best-in-breed marketing happen.
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$8.05
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closed 12/11/2018 via BusinessWire

H.I.G. Capital, acquired Vision Integrated Graphics

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm, is pleased to announce that one of its affiliates has completed the acquisition of Vision Integrated Graphics Group LLC, a leading provider of tech-enabled, data-driven marketing solutions focused on customer acquisition and engagement for Fortune 1000 customers.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with over $25 billion of equity capital under management. The H.I.G. family of funds includes private equity, growth equity, real estate, debt/credit, lending and biohealth. "
target: Vision Integrated Graphics
Vision is a leading provider of tech-enabled, data-driven marketing solutions focused on customer acquisition and engagement for Fortune 1000 customers. The Company provides personalized, turnkey marketing solutions which generate high returns on investment.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

TF1 Group, acquired Gamned!

synopsis: TF1 Group announces that it has taken a majority stake in Gamned!, a pioneer and expert in programmatic media, founded in 2009 by Olivier Goulon and Anthony Spinasse. By acquiring Gamned!, TF1 Group aims to leverage the qualified audiences of its new digital arm with programmatic effectiveness.
buyer: TF1 Group (ENXTPA:TFI:$2,585.65)
The TF1 Group is the leading private-sector television broadcaster in France, with five free-to-air channels (TF1, TMC, TFX, TF1 Séries Films and LCI) and four pay-TV theme channels (TV Breizh, Histoire, Ushuaïa and Serieclub, the last of which is 50% owned). "
target: Gamned!
Founded in 2009 by Olivier Goulon (CEO) and Anthony Spinasse (COO), Gamned! is a Paris-based independent programmatic media sales platform that is pioneering digital advertising campaigns (RTB).
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closed 10/3/2018 via BusinessWire

Valassis, acquired One Brand Marketing

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in activating consumers through intelligent media delivery, announced that it has acquired One Brand Marketing. One Brand Marketing offers efficient postcard marketing solutions that enable merchants to target neighborhoods, create designs, print and mail a postcard campaign in real time.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Valassis (VCI:$2,081.67)
Valassis helps thousands of local and national brands tap the potential of industry-leading data through intelligent media delivery – understanding, engaging and inspiring millions of consumers to action with smarter cross-channel campaigns. "
target: One Brand Marketing
One Brand Marketing offers efficient postcard marketing solutions that enable merchants to target neighborhoods, create designs, print and mail a postcard campaign in real time. In addition, their Advanced Marketing Platform helps franchise organizations optimize local marketing programs.
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closed 9/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Rollick, Inc., acquired AVALA Marketing Group

synopsis: Rollick, a company that connects manufacturers, dealers and in-market consumers in the powersports, RV, marine and industrial equipment sectors, has acquired AVALA Marketing Group, a company that helps brands selling high consideration goods and services through dealer networks, drive more revenue throughout the entire customer lifecycle.
buyer: Rollick, Inc.
Rollick connects manufacturers, dealers and in-market consumers in the powersports, RV, marine and industrial equipment sectors to deliver a seamless customer journey. Their solutions include new customer acquisition, enterprise lead management, customer experience/loyalty and marketing automation. "
target: AVALA Marketing Group
AVALA Marketing Group helps brands selling high consideration goods and services through dealer networks, drive more revenue throughout the entire customer lifecycle. AVALA combines data, intelligent digital strategies, and technology to increase visibility, deliver leads, and close more sales.
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announced 4/25/2018 via PR Newswire

Digital Pi, will acquire RevEngine Marketing

synopsis: Digital Pi, a Marketo Platinum Services Partner that helps companies get sustainable, quantifiable business ROI from the Marketo Engagement Platform, announced that it is acquiring Boston-based RevEngine Marketing, a full-service marketing consulting agency that specializes in Marketo.
buyer: Digital Pi
Digital Pi is a Marketo Platinum Services Partner that helps companies get sustainable, quantifiable business ROI from the Marketo Engagement Platform. The Digital Pi Gold Standard framework helps Marketo customers establish a solid foundation to scale their marketing quickly and efficiently. "
target: RevEngine Marketing
RevEngine Marketing is a digital marketing agency that helps clients scale their brands with measurable and repeatable marketing using Marketo.
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closed 4/4/2018 via GlobeNewswire

kyu, acquired Kepler Group

synopsis: The kyu Collective, a strategic operating unit of Hakuhodo DY Holdings(HDY), announced that it has acquired a majority stake in six-year-old independent digital marketing services company Kepler Group. Kepler’s integrated digital offering helps advertisers more precisely and profitably engage consumers across media and customer marketing channels
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: kyu
kyu is a collective of creative firms working with global organizations to build markets, environments, movements and brands. Through its collective structure, kyu promotes a new “many-to-many” approach for the development of concepts and brands, as well as for the solving of major economic issues. "
target: Kepler Group
Kepler Group is an independent provider of digital and database services to Fortune 500 clients in the financial services, travel, retail and other industries. Utilizing its proprietary Kepler Intelligence Platform, the company actively manages client programs in over two dozen countries worldwide.
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closed 7/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Gree, Inc., acquired Quant Corporation

synopsis: Gree, Inc., a technology company in the mobile games, advertising, and investment businesses, has acquired Quant, Inc., a digital marketing agency that provides marketing systems, digital marketing support, and media analysis.
buyer: Gree, Inc. (TSE:3632:$703.90)
Based in Japan, GREE, Inc. started as a social networking service with the world's first mobile social game. They have expanded their business as a technology company in mobile games, media, advertising, and investment businesses. "
target parent: Lancers, Inc.
target: Quant Corporation
Based in Japan, Quant, Inc. is a digital marketing agency that provides marketing systems, digital marketing support, and media analysis. Quant believes that technology helps transform social structure and brings out different possibilities.
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closed 2/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Evoke Group, acquired AboveNationMedia

synopsis: Huntsworth PLC has acquired AboveNationMedia through its subsidiary Evoke Group, a collection of health marketing companies. AboveNationMedia is a full-service media strategy and buying agency built for the technology-infused marketplace. AboveNationMedia provides trusted strategic counsel and true transparency in their media investments.
buyer parent: Huntsworth PLC
buyer: Evoke Group
Evoke Group is a collection of leading health marketing, communications and media companies bound by a common purpose: Health More Human. The group includes Evoke Health, FIRSTHAND, Fabric, Traverse HealthStrategy, nitrogen health, Tonic Life Communications and AboveNationMedia. "
target: AboveNationMedia
AboveNationMedia is a full-service media strategy and buying agency built for today's technology-infused marketplace. With a focus on ad tech and proprietary media solutions, AboveNationMedia provides clients with trusted strategic counsel and true transparency in their media investments.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
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$1
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0.0x
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0.0x
announced 1/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Viacom Inc., will acquire WhoSay Inc.

synopsis: Leading global media company Viacom said it has agreed to acquire influence marketing company WhoSay. WhoSay creates campaigns for marketers that feature talent ranging from A-list actors to online celebrities to pets to deliver messages over social media. The company uses data and technology to reach its target audience.
buyer: Viacom Inc. (VIAB:$12,890.00)
Viacom is home to premier global media brands that create compelling television programs, motion pictures, short-form video, apps, games, consumer products, social media and other entertainment content for audiences in more than 160 countries and territories. "
target: WhoSay Inc.
WhoSay is a leading influence marketing company. WhoSay creates campaigns for marketers that feature talent ranging from A-list actors to online celebrities to pets to deliver messages over social media. The company uses data and technology to reach its target audience and measure its performance.
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announced 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

i-mobile Co., Ltd., will acquire Taggy, Inc.

synopsis: I-mobile Co Ltd., a leading Japanese independent ad network in internet advertisinge, has agreed to acquire 76.1% stake in Taggy,Inc., a provider of digital marketing services. Taggy utilizes patented technology and unique services to help enterprises with digital marketing.
buyer: i-mobile Co., Ltd. (TSE:6535:$137.97)
i-mobile is the leading Japanese independent ad network in internet advertising. i-mobile ad network helps to bring advertisers and media together. Their platform has high transparency, and is operated by experienced professionals to help ensure both sides of their customers are matched perfectly. "
target: Taggy, Inc.
Taggy utilizes patented technology and unique services to help enterprises with digital marketing. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Taggy contributes to the data-driven success of their clients' businesses by helping to connect companies and people.
price ($mm)
$2.52*
rev ($mm)
$2
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EV / rev
1.5x
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closed 10/17/2017 via PR Newswire

Hero Digital, acquired Beyond Vigilant

synopsis: Hero Digital announced it has completed the acquisition of Beyond Vigilant, a marketing technology agency that helps clients to envision and execute their future customer experiences.
buyer parent: CI Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Hero Digital
Hero Digital is a customer experience company. They combine strategy, design, content, engineering, marketing, and data analytics in their delivery of multi-channel customer experiences for brands. "
target: Beyond Vigilant
Beyond Vigilant is a marketing technology agency that helps clients to envision and execute their future customer experiences.
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closed 9/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Wunderman, acquired Pierry Inc.

synopsis: Wunderman, a WPP company and leading global digital agency, has acquired a majority stake in Pierry Inc. Pierry is an industry-leading marketing software integration and solutions company specializing in optimizing campaigns on the Salesforce Marketing Cloud.
buyer parent: WPP Group, plc
buyer: Wunderman
Wunderman offers Brand Experience, Consumer Engagement, Data & Insights and World Health marketing solutions. Powered by complex analytics and strategic insight, creative content engages the consumer as participant, creator and champion in always-on conversations to propel their clients’ growth. "
target: Pierry Inc.
Pierry is a Salesforce Gold Consulting Partner and a full service digital marketing agency. Pierry combines strategy, technology, digital marketing best practice and creative to produce targeted, data driven initiatives that align with business objectives, drive engagement and impact ROI.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$15
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closed 9/11/2017 via PR Newswire

Ansira, acquired Local Biz Now

synopsis: Ansira Partners, Inc., a leading data-driven, technology-enabled marketing solutions provider, announced its acquisition of Local Biz Now (LBN), an all-in-one local digital marketing platform. LBN removes the complexity of digital activation for multi-location companies and provides clients with an efficient and scalable marketing solution.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Ansira
Ansira, a leading data-driven, technology-enabled marketing solutions provider, specializes in the integration of local and national marketing programs through marketing automation, data analytics, CRM and integrated media. "
target: Local Biz Now
Local Biz Now (LBN) removes the complexity of digital activation for multi-location companies and provides clients with an efficient marketing solution. LBN's innovative group-search offering enables clients to get the highest converting traffic at the lowest cost across search engines and devices.
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Inspired Thinking Group Limited, acquired Connect Group

synopsis: Inspired Thinking Group (ITG) has announced the acquisition of technology-centric marketing agency, Connect Group. With offices in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and London, Connect creates immersive connections between brands and customers through creatology, their unique approach to marketing.
buyer parent: Equistone Partners Europe
buyer: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
Inspired Thinking Group (ITG) is a specialist marketing services and technology business that helps brands and retailers improve efficiency, speed, cost and control of their marketing operations. ITG has a marketing resource management platform (Media Centre) as well as a eCRM and data division. "
target: Connect Group
Based in the UK, Connect Group creates immersive connections between clients' brands and customers through creatology, their unique approach of combining data, insight, creativity, and technology to create meaningful connections.
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closed 10/12/2017 via PE Hub

Equistone Partners Europe, acquired Inspired Thinking Group Limited

synopsis: Equistone Partners Europe has acquired a majority stake Inspired Thinking Group (“ITG”), a Birmingham-headquartered technology-led provider of outsourced marketing services. ITG helps global brands and retailers deliver their multi-channel marketing more efficiently and effectively, utilising its proprietary software platform, “MediaCentre”.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe is an investment firm, which operates across France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams. They look for strong businesses with the potential to grow, supported by their capital and guided by their experience. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
Inspired Thinking Group (ITG) is a specialist marketing services and technology business. ITG helps global brands and retailers deliver their multi-channel marketing more efficiently and effectively, utilising its proprietary software platform, “MediaCentre”.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$118
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 2/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Inspired Thinking Group Limited, acquired Creator-Mail Limited

synopsis: Creator-Mail Limited, a multiple award-winning, highly creative digital eCRM agency based in Central London, has been acquired by Inspired Thinking Group, a company that offers a broad range of multi – channel marketing production and support services.
buyer: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
Inspired Thinking Group offers a broad range of multi – channel marketing production and support services which help marketing teams improve their marketing operations and processes and client communications. "
target: Creator-Mail Limited
Creator is a multiple award-winning, highly creative digital eCRM agency based in Central London. They do everything that would be expected of a digital agency - websites, apps, email, design, banners and more.
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announced 7/17/2019 via Market Watch

Equistone Partners Europe, will acquire Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services

synopsis: Moody's Corp. has agreed to sell its Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services business to Equistone Partners Europe Ltd, a private-equity firm. Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services is a leading provider of high-value research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector. They are based in London, UK.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe is an independent investment firm that invests as a strategic partner alongside management teams. In each of their markets they look for strong businesses with the potential to grow, supported by their capital and guided by their experience. "
target parent: Moody's Corporation
target: Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services
Based in London, UK, Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services is a leading provider of high-value research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PE Hub

PIA Performance Interactive Alliance, will acquire UDG United Digital Group GmbH

synopsis: PIA (Performance Interactive Alliance), a portfolio company of Equistone Partners Europe, announces the acquisition of UDG United Digital Group, a service provider specialising in digital user experience (UX) and technology, from EQT.
buyer parent: Equistone Partners Europe
buyer: PIA Performance Interactive Alliance
PIA Performance Interactive Alliance is one of the leading digital agency groups in Germany. The company offers display advertising and marketing, website analytics solutions, Search Engine Optimization/Advertising campaigns, social media marketing and brand management. "
target parent: EQT
target: UDG United Digital Group GmbH
UDG United Digital Group is a leading agency for digital marketing. It develops digitisation strategies for smart brands, implementing unique brand experiences and lead them to a measurable success.
price ($mm)
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$45
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closed 9/7/2018 via Company Press Release

PIA Performance Interactive Alliance, acquired tab gmbH

synopsis: PIA Performance Interactive Alliance, one of the leading digital agency groups in Germany, has announced it has acquired TAB gmbH. TAB offers acquisition, tracking, reporting and optimization, to strategic campaign planning and creative assets.
buyer parent: Equistone Partners Europe
buyer: PIA Performance Interactive Alliance
PIA Performance Interactive Alliance is one of the leading digital agency groups in Germany. The company offers display advertising and marketing, website analytics solutions, Search Engine Optimization/Advertising campaigns, social media marketing and brand management. "
target: tab gmbH
TAB offers acquisition, tracking, reporting and optimization, to strategic campaign planning and creative assets. TAB's in-house traffic solutions include a private distribution platform, app conversion, attribution tracking and optimization tools.
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Inspired Thinking Group Limited, acquired Connect Group

synopsis: Inspired Thinking Group (ITG) has announced the acquisition of technology-centric marketing agency, Connect Group. With offices in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and London, Connect creates immersive connections between brands and customers through creatology, their unique approach to marketing.
buyer parent: Equistone Partners Europe
buyer: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
Inspired Thinking Group (ITG) is a specialist marketing services and technology business that helps brands and retailers improve efficiency, speed, cost and control of their marketing operations. ITG has a marketing resource management platform (Media Centre) as well as a eCRM and data division. "
target: Connect Group
Based in the UK, Connect Group creates immersive connections between clients' brands and customers through creatology, their unique approach of combining data, insight, creativity, and technology to create meaningful connections.
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closed 6/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Vitruvian Partners LLP, acquired Travel Counsellors

synopsis: U.K. private-equity firm Vitruvian Partners has acquired travel company Travel Counsellors Ltd. from Equistone Partners Europe. Founded in 1994, UK-based Travel Counsellors operates a technology platform that allows 1,800 self-employed consultants to provide travel advice and arrange trips for leisure and business customers.
buyer: Vitruvian Partners LLP
Vitruvian Partners is an independent European private equity firm that invests in Dynamic Situations. They target growth capital and management buyout deals, investing between €25m-€250m in companies typically valued between €75m-€750m+. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: Travel Counsellors
Travel Counsellors operates a technology platform that allows 1,800 self-employed consultants to provide travel advice and arrange trips for leisure and business customers. The company is based in Manchester, with operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Australia and the UAE.
price ($mm)
$333
rev ($mm)
$250
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EV / rev
1.3x
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closed 3/1/2018 via Company Press Release

PIA Performance Interactive Alliance, acquired Appico GmbH

synopsis: PIA Performance Interactive Alliance, one of the leading digital agency groups in Germany, has acquired German-based Appico, a user experience and interface design studio. Appico helps enterprises approach things from the needs of the user. They specialize in App Development, Web Development, Data Analytics and Brand Identity.
buyer parent: Equistone Partners Europe
buyer: PIA Performance Interactive Alliance
PIA Performance Interactive Alliance is one of the leading digital agency groups in Germany. The company offers display advertising and marketing, website analytics solutions, Search Engine Optimization/Advertising campaigns, social media marketing and brand management. "
target: Appico GmbH
Based in Germany, Appico is a user experience and interface design studio. They help enterprises approach things from the needs of the user and turn complex processes into simple and consumer relatable solutions. They specialize in App Development, Web Development, Data Analytics and Brand Identity.
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closed 10/12/2017 via PE Hub

Equistone Partners Europe, acquired Inspired Thinking Group Limited

synopsis: Equistone Partners Europe has acquired a majority stake Inspired Thinking Group (“ITG”), a Birmingham-headquartered technology-led provider of outsourced marketing services. ITG helps global brands and retailers deliver their multi-channel marketing more efficiently and effectively, utilising its proprietary software platform, “MediaCentre”.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe is an investment firm, which operates across France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams. They look for strong businesses with the potential to grow, supported by their capital and guided by their experience. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
Inspired Thinking Group (ITG) is a specialist marketing services and technology business. ITG helps global brands and retailers deliver their multi-channel marketing more efficiently and effectively, utilising its proprietary software platform, “MediaCentre”.
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$118
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announced 7/28/2017 via PE Hub

Equistone Partners Europe, will acquire Bruneau

synopsis: Equistone Partners Europe has agreed to acquire Bruneau, a French online distributor of office furniture and supplies. The seller is Weinberg Capital Partners. Founded over 60 years ago, Bruneau offers a wide range of products for all professionals.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe Limited is an independent investment firm owned and managed by the former executives of Barclays Private Equity. Their team of 35 investment professionals operates across France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams. "
target parent: Weinberg Capital Group
target: Bruneau
Bruneau is one of France’s leading online distributors of office furniture and supplies. Founded over 60 years ago, the Group offers a wide range of products for all professionals.
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closed 4/7/2017 via Company Press Release

ChartCo, acquired Docmap AS

synopsis: The Norwegian software business Docmap AS has been acquired by ChartCo. Docmap® AS, based in Oslo, was founded in 2005 and provides world-class solutions within the Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) operations on vessels and ashore.
buyer parent: Equistone Partners Europe
buyer: ChartCo
ChartCo, is the world's longest-established and largest distributor of navigational data, nautical charts, marine technical publications and digital products. Innovative solutions combined with global locations mean that ChartCo can provide a market leading solution to the most demanding of fleets. "
target: Docmap AS
Docmap® AS, based in Oslo, was founded in 2005 and provides world-class solutions within the Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) operations on vessels and ashore. Docmap® 8 software operates through standard web browsers, incorporates modules for audit control and risk assessment.
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closed 10/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Finizy, acquired MerciHenri.com

synopsis: Meilleurtaux.com, a leading French provider of advice on mortgage solutions backed by Equistone Partners Europe, has announced the acquisition of the insurance comparison website MerciHenri.com through its holding company Finizy.
buyer parent: Equistone Partners Europe
buyer: Finizy
Finizy is the trusted third party on the French market. Finizy offers information, comparison, consulting and intermediation on financial products and services for individuals and professionals. "
target: MerciHenri.com
MerciHenri.com, which has served over 3 million customers since its inception in 2011, is the only insurance comparison website within the French market whose offering extends beyond price comparisons.
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closed 9/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Equistone Partners Europe, acquired Motoblouz

synopsis: Equistone Partners Europe, one of Europe’s leading investors in mid-market buyouts, has acquired a majority stake in Motoblouz from Inspirational Stores. Motoblouz is the leading online retailer of motorcycle accessories and clothing in the French market.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe Limited is an independent investment firm owned and managed by the former executives of Barclays Private Equity. Their team of 35 investment professionals operates across France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams. "
target parent: Inspirational Stores
target: Motoblouz
Motoblouz is the leading online retailer of motorcycle accessories and clothing in the French market. Since 2015 the Company has focused on expanding its international footprint and is now active within the Spanish, Italian, UK and German markets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/3/2016 via Company Press Release

Equistone Partners Europe, acquired ChartCo

synopsis: ECI has announced the sale of ChartCo Limited to Equistone Partners.ChartCo is the world's principal provider of navigational data, nautical charts, marine technical publications, compliance data and digital services. ChartCo began provides the leading navigational software platform, PassageManager, to the commercial marine industry.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe Limited is an independent investment firm owned and managed by the former executives of Barclays Private Equity. Their team of 35 investment professionals operates across France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams. "
target parent: ECI Partners
target: ChartCo
ChartCo, is the world's longest-established and largest distributor of navigational data, nautical charts, marine technical publications and digital products. Innovative solutions combined with global locations mean that ChartCo can provide a market leading solution to the most demanding of fleets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$59
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Technicolor SA, acquired The Mill

synopsis: Technicolor announces the acquisition of London-based The Mill, the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry. Founded in 1990, The Mill is consistently recognized by peers and clients as a premier visual effects provider for both advertising agencies and brands.
buyer: Technicolor SA (ENXTPA:TCH:$4,513.87)
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Their licensing business possesses an intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: The Mill
The Mill is the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry. Founded in 1990, The Mill is consistently recognized by peers and clients as a premier visual effects provider for both advertising agencies and brands.
price ($mm)
$292
rev ($mm)
$171
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2014 via Company Press Release

Blue Summit Media, acquired SoQuero GmbH

synopsis: Intershop Communications AG, a leading independent provider of innovative solutions for omni-channel commerce, sold its online marketing subsidiary, SoQuero GmbH, to Blue Summit Media GmbH. The SoQuero agency serves some 60 clients in the search and social media marketing sector.
buyer parent: Equistone Partners Europe
buyer: Blue Summit Media
Blue Summit Media is an online business marketing company that plans and implements search engine optimization and search engine advertising campaigns. Operating out of its Munich headquarters with more than 100 employees, it advises companies such as Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Germanwings. "
target parent: Intershop Communications
target: SoQuero GmbH
SoQuero is an online marketing agency with core competences in product data marketing, search and social media, SoQuero ensures that websites become a motor of lead generation and is found at the right time and with the right contents resulting in a lasting growth of sales.
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closed 3/28/2014 via BNC Analysis

Equistone Partners Europe, acquired Performance Interactive Alliance

synopsis: Equistone Partners Europe has taken a majority stake in newco Performance Interactive Alliance (PIA), which will integrate four German digital marketing businesses Performance Media, Econda, Blue Summit Media and Delasocial.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe is an independent investment firm owned and managed by the former executives of Barclays Private Equity. Their team of 33 investment professionals operates across France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams. "
target: Performance Interactive Alliance
Through Performance Interactive Alliance, clients will benefit from access to the following integrated services: display advertising and marketing, website analytics solutions, SEO and SEA campaigns and social media marketing and brand management.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$193
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/2/2013 via PE Hub

Sun European Partners, LLP, acquired Paragon Print & Packaging

synopsis: Equistone Partners Europe Limited announced the successful sale of its investment in Paragon Print & Packaging Limited, alongside its co-investor LDC, to an affiliate of Sun European Partners. Paragon is the UK’s leading manufacturer of responsible packaging for the retail food and non-food industry.
buyer parent: Sun Capital Partners
buyer: Sun European Partners, LLP
Sun European Partners, LLP is the European adviser to Sun Capital Partners, Inc., that focuses on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market leading companies throughout Europe that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: Paragon Print & Packaging
The Paragon Print and Packaging Group is the UK leader in manufacturing responsible packaging products for fresh and chilled Food, Ambient food, Beverage, Personal Care, Household and Healthcare retail market sectors.
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closed 4/19/2011 via Reuters

Barclays Private Equity, acquired The Mill

synopsis: Barclays Private Equity bought a majority stake in visual effects company The Mill, attracted by its exposure to the advertising market and rapidly growing emerging markets. The Mill, which opened its first office in London's Soho district in 1990, produces digital visual effects for brands such as Nike and Adidas.
buyer parent: Barclays PLC
buyer: Barclays Private Equity
Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. With a distinctive business model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: The Mill
The Mill is a recognised global brand for creating seamless visual effects. It is also a leader in design, animation, live action content direction, VFX brand accounts, versioning and global adaptations, digital content creation and distribution.
price ($mm)
$195
rev ($mm)
$122
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Barclays Private Equity, acquired Bounty Group Limited

synopsis: Kaboose Inc., one of the largest family-focused online media companies in the world, announced that it completed the previously announced sale of Kaboose's UK subsidiary, Bounty Group Limited, to Romeo Bidco Limited, an affiliate of Barclays Private Equity Limited.
buyer parent: Barclays PLC
buyer: Barclays Private Equity
Barclays Private Equity is one of Europe’s leading mid-market private equity firms. "
target parent: Kaboose, Inc.
target: Bounty Group Limited
Bounty has created and maintained the UK’s premier parenting club with over 3 million members, we have a unique insight into the needs and wants of the young family life stage and can harness this knowledge and access to help you.
price ($mm)
$78
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
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.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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announced 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

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

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

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

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

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

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

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

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

synopsis: Boubyan Petrochemicals, the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector, is to acquire majority stake in Educational Holding Group, the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. Boubyan Petrochemicals is looking to buy 32.8% stake and currently hold 21.12% stake.
buyer: Boubyan Petrochemical Company (KWSE:BPCC:$93.42)
Boubyan Petrochemical Company K.S.C., a Kuwaiti shareholding company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, is the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector. The company was established on February 12, 1995 "
target: Educational Holding Group (KWSE:EDU:$38.04)
Founded in 1982, Educational Holding Group was the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. The group has grown manifold with a portfolio that covers the entire educational life-cycle, ranging from K-12, tertiary education and vocational training and development.
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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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EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

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

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

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

FXCM Inc., acquired ODL Securities

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

VinaCapital Investment Management, acquired Smartly Pte Ltd

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

Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV, acquired TradersOnly BV

synopsis: LYNX, a Dutch specialist in online investing, has acquired TradersOnly, the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
buyer: Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV
LYNX is a Dutch specialist in online investing. LYNX provides investors with access to more than 100 exchanges in 20 countries through its user-friendly trading platform. The company was founded in 2006 and has been active on the Dutch market since 2007. "
target: TradersOnly BV
TradersOnly is the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
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closed 10/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

MobiKwik, acquired Clearfunds

synopsis: MobiKwik, India's largest independent mobile payments network, has acquired Clearfunds, an online investment advisor that allows users to buy direct mutual funds from any Mutual Fund Company in India. Clearfunds' robo-advisory platform provides financial planning and investment recommendations via web and mobile to India’s mass affluent.
buyer: MobiKwik
MobiKwik is India's largest independent mobile payments network connecting 107 million users with more than 3 million direct merchants. MobiKwik allows users to load money into a digital wallet and make secure 1-tap payments for online or offline purchases. "
target: Clearfunds
Clearfunds is an online investment advisor that allows users to buy direct mutual funds from any Mutual Fund Company in India. Their robo-advisory platform provides financial planning and investment recommendations via web and mobile to India’s mass affluent.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Niyogin Fintech Ltd., acquired Moneyfront

synopsis: Niyogin, a non-banking finance company in India, has acquired a 50.1% stake in Moneyfront, an online robo-advisory and investment platform in India. Moneyfront helps its users invest in mutual funds and other fixed-income instruments. Users can manage their investments through a customizable portfolio management system and earn superior returns.
buyer: Niyogin Fintech Ltd. (BSE:538772:$2.40)
Founded in 1988, Niyogin is a non-banking finance company in India. The company helps small businesses with their financial needs, whether it is collateral free access to credit for working capital, financing small projects, expanding businesses or purchasing inventory. "
target: Moneyfront
Moneyfront is an online robo-advisory and investment platform in India. Moneyfront helps its users invest in mutual funds and other fixed-income instruments. Users can manage their investments through a completely customizable portfolio management system and earn superior returns.
price ($mm)
$1.67*
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closed 3/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan, acquired Arab Finance Brokerage Company

synopsis: Arab Finance Brokerage Co. announced a group of investors finalized the acquisition of 100% of Arab Finance. Among the new shareholders, were market experts Mohamed Radwan, Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan. Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector.
buyer: Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan
Mohamed Radwan is the Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan is the former Head of Asset Management in HC Securities & Investment. "
target: Arab Finance Brokerage Company
Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector. Arab Finance has one of the oldest news portal covering the Egyptian EGX and macroeconomic news. In addition, Arab Finance also provides its services as a brokerage house specialized in online trading.
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EBIT ($mm)
$262.53
Net Income ($mm)
$258.18
Employees
32996
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Ticker: NYSE: IPG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
Interpublic is one of the world's leading organizations of advertising agencies and marketing services companies. Their companies specialize in consumer advertising, digital marketing, communications planning and media buying, public relations and specialty marketing.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$8,157.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,190.70
EBIT ($mm)
$1,024.10
Net Income ($mm)
$569.60
Employees
50200
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Ticker: SZSE:300058
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus Communication Group
BlueFocus is one of the most recognized communications services groups originating in China. They provide a wide spectrum of marketing and brand management services across disciplines of Strategy, Digital, Advertising, Media, Social, PR, Design, Branding, CRM, Data, E-Commerce and Mobile solutions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,361.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$120.72
EBIT ($mm)
$102.91
Net Income ($mm)
$75.66
Employees
5445
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Ticker: KOSE:A030000
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide, Inc.
Cheil Worldwide Inc. is a marketing solutions company that offers advertising, public relations, shopper marketing, sports marketing, digital marketing, etc. It was established in 1973 with headquarters in Seoul, South Korea.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,930.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$188.57
EBIT ($mm)
$157.53
Net Income ($mm)
$112.25
Employees
1274
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Ticker: DLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corporation
Deluxe Corp. is a growth engine for small businesses and financial institutions. Millions of business customers access Deluxe’s products and services, including customized checks, as well as website development and hosting, email marketing, social media, search engine optimization and logo design.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,969.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$487.33
EBIT ($mm)
$399.12
Net Income ($mm)
$236.43
Employees
5886
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Ticker: MDCA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners, Inc.
MDC Partners is one of the fastest-growing and most influential marketing and communications networks in the world. Their agency partners leverage technology, data analytics, insights, and strategic consulting solutions to drive measurable results and optimize return on marketing investment.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,485.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.92
EBIT ($mm)
$116.03
Net Income ($mm)
$215.15
Employees
6200
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Ticker: GB:CMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Communisis plc
Communisis plc
Communisis is a UK leading provider of personalised customer communication services that specialises in helping clients communicate with their customers more effectively and more profitably in fast-changing markets.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$501.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$32.52
EBIT ($mm)
$23.90
Net Income ($mm)
$14.45
Employees
2106
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Ticker: AIM:SAA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc
M&C Saatchi plc is a global marketing services business working across a wide variety of industry sectors with a strategy focused on winning new business and starting new businesses.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$438.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.94
EBIT ($mm)
$22.02
Net Income ($mm)
$2.64
Employees
2483
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Ticker: ASX:IGL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IVE Group
IVE Group
IVE Group Ltd is an ASX listed vertically integrated marketing and print communications provider. IVE enables its customers to communicate more effectively with their customers by creating, managing, producing and distributing content across multiple channels.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$395.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.66
EBIT ($mm)
$17.68
Net Income ($mm)
$9.65
Employees
1100
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Ticker: NYSE:HHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte-Hanks, Inc.
Harte Hanks is a global marketing services firm specializing in multi-channel marketing solutions. Harte Hanks offers end-to-end marketing services including consulting, strategic assessment, data, analytics, digital, social, mobile, print, direct mail and contact center.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$394.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.14
EBIT ($mm)
($4.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5620
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Ticker: 002712
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd.
Simei Media Co.,Ltd. offers media services in China. Through their brands, they offer Media planning and agency (ProVision Media Network), Brand Management (BC&T Boundless Creations & Talents), Outdoor Advertising (EYoung Outdoors), Digital Marketing (Simei Digital), and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$374.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.18
EBIT ($mm)
$13.83
Net Income ($mm)
$14.17
Employees
180
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Ticker: TSX:ONEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onex Corporation
Onex Corporation
Founded in 1984, Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. They acquire and build high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. They also invest in non-investment grade debt through credit funds and collateralized loan obligations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$12,803.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,628.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,045.00
Net Income ($mm)
$3,738.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: KKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, capital markets, credit strategies, and hedge funds. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,683.13
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,495.95
Employees
0
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Ticker: BX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,568.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,555.67
Employees
0
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,068.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,458.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,400.50
Net Income ($mm)
$379.10
Employees
0
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Ticker: RTOBF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ratos AB
Ratos AB
Ratos is a private equity company that invests in Nordic companies where their core expertise as a professional, active and responsible owner over time creates good value growth. Added value is created in connection with acquisition, development and divestment of these primarily unlisted companies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,530.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.89
EBIT ($mm)
$80.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SIVB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank helps innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. They provide a full range of financial services to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,387.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$824.79
Employees
2836
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Ticker: 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: NYSE:APO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management, LLC and its subsidiaries is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit and real estate, with significant distressed expertise.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,539.25
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$196.94
Employees
0
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments. They emphasize an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt, control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,315.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.51
EBIT ($mm)
$331.49
Net Income ($mm)
$224.77
Employees
0
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Ticker: SWX:PGHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 900 institutional investors worldwide. They have USD 66 billion in assets under management and more than 950 professionals across 19 offices worldwide.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,024.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$626.28
EBIT ($mm)
$620.16
Net Income ($mm)
$587.63
Employees
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Ticker: COWN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm that operates through two business segments: a broker dealer and an investment management division. Cowen Inc. focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to their clients in order to help them outperform.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$865.94
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$36.16
Employees
0
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Ticker: PSEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prospect Capital Corporation
Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company that operates as a closed-end, non-diversified investment company that lends to and invests in energy-related businesses.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$625.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$433.31
Net Income ($mm)
$292.38
Employees
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Ticker: 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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Ticker: LSE:SVI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SVG Capital plc
SVG Capital plc
SVG Capital invests in private equity and private equity related assets. The investment objective of the Company is to conduct an orderly realisation of its assets and to progressively return cash to shareholders.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$161.36
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$120.84
Net Income ($mm)
$150.15
Employees
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