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closed 4/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired UK Web Media

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity, a mid-market private equity firm, has acquired UK-based UK Web Media. UK Web Media is a marketing solutions and price comparison business. The business operates a number of websites which help customers to compare and switch a range of home services focused on TV and telephony.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target: UK Web Media
UK Web Media is a marketing solutions and price comparison business. They operate a number of websites including mobile-phones.co.uk, which helps customers compare and switch a range of home services focused on TV and telephony. They also operate Convoydigital.com, a digital marketing agency.
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announced 3/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Aqualine Ltd., will acquire EPARK Rescue Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Aqualine, a Japanese provider of emergency plumbing services, will acquire EPARK Rescue from EPARK, an online reservation service in Japan. EPARK Rescue is a comparison site for home services in Japan. EPARK Rescue allows people to search and compare home renovation, glass repair, pest control, appliance repair, and locksmith services.
buyer: Aqualine Ltd. (TSE:6173:$55.38)
Aqualine is a Japanese provider of emergency plumbing services. Aqualine provides emergency repair services for kitchens, bathrooms, toilets, and other water supply products. The company also produces and sells high quality mineral water under their aqua-aqua brand. "
target parent: eBase Solutions, Inc.
target: EPARK Rescue Co., Ltd.
EPARK Rescue is a comparison site for home services in Japan. EPARK Rescue allows people to search and compare various services providers. The site provides detailed descriptions, prices, and phone numbers for home renovation, glass repair, pest control, appliance repair, and locksmith services.
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announced 5/23/2018 via Company Press Release

EQT, will acquire Facile.it S.p.A.

synopsis: The EQT VIII fund (“EQT” or “EQT VIII”) has entered into an agreement to acquire Facile.it (“Facile” or “the company”) from Oakley Capital and other minority owners. Founded in 2008, Facile is Italy’s leading online destination for consumers to compare prices for motor insurance, energy, telecoms and personal finance products.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$687.20)
EQT is a leading investment firm with approximately EUR 50 billion in raised capital across 27 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. "
target parent: Oakley Capital Limited
target: Facile.it S.p.A.
Facile.it is Italy's largest car insurance broker and price comparison website. Founded in 2008, Facile has built a leading market position in the fast growing Italian online price comparison market.
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closed 4/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired Energy Helpline

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity, a private equity firm, has acquired Energy Helpline. UK-based Energy Helpline is a price tool for the electricity and gas sectors. It operates in both the direct and affiliate channels via on and off-line customer conversion. They provide customers with fast, free and friendly advice on their best gas and electricity deal.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target: Energy Helpline
Based in the United Kingdom, Energy Helpline is a price tool for the electricity and gas sectors. It operates in both the direct and affiliate channels via on and off-line customer conversion. They provide customers with fast, free and friendly advice on their best gas and electricity deal.
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closed 9/8/2017 via BusinessWire

Red Ventures, LLC, acquired Allconnect

synopsis: Red Ventures LLC, a leading digital consumer choice platform, has acquired Allconnect Inc., a leading technology-enabled sales and marketing solutions company that partners with utility and energy companies to help customers in more than 50 million households compare and purchase home services.
buyer: Red Ventures, LLC
Red Ventures is a leading digital consumer choice platform based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Red Ventures connects online customers with products and services across high-growth industries including home services, financial services, and healthcare. "
target: Allconnect
Founded in 1998, Allconnect offers customers a convenient single source to compare and connect integrated media, broadband, home protection, energy, and green products.
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closed 6/26/2015 via Company Press Release

7Commerce, acquired Verivox GmbH

synopsis: ProSiebenSat.1 is further strengthening its strategic eCommerce business through its 7Commerce subsidiary by acquiring a majority stake in Verivox, Germany's largest independent consumer portal for energy. Verivox offers online comparisons for telecommunication, insurance and finance products.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG
buyer: 7Commerce
As a 100% subsidiary of ProSiebenSat.1 Media AG, 7Commerce is the strategic investment arm of ProSiebenSat.1 Group, one of the leading media companies in Europe and Germany's largest television network. "
target parent: Oakley Capital Limited
target: Verivox GmbH
Verivox GmbH operates Verivox, a consumer portal for energy and telecommunications products and services. The company’s Websites enable consumers to compare available tariffs and switch to their best-suited supplier.
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closed 7/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

Verivox GmbH, acquired TopTarif Internet GmbH

synopsis: Verivox has announced their acquisition of competitor TopTarif. The company provides online rate comparison services for electricity, gas supply, automobile insurances, legal protection, and mobile phone contracts. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Berlin, Germany.
buyer parent: Oakley Capital Limited
buyer: Verivox GmbH
Verivox GmbH operates Verivox, a consumer portal for energy and telecommunications products and services. The company’s Websites enable consumers to compare available tariffs and switch to their best-suited supplier. "
target: TopTarif Internet GmbH
TopTarif Internet GmbH, through its online portal, provides online rate comparison services for electricity, gas supply, automobile insurances, legal protection, and mobile phone contracts. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Berlin, Germany.
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announced 11/18/2013 via BusinessWire

Allconnect, will acquire WhiteFence

synopsis: Atlanta-based Allconnect, Inc., a national leader in connecting consumers with essential home services, announced its acquisition of Texas-based online marketer WhiteFence, Inc. WhiteFence, Inc. is an online marketing company focused in the home services vertical.
buyer: Allconnect
Allconnect is a consumer services company that helps consumers make wise, cost-effective decisions by explaining the options, service plans and service providers available across a broad array of home services including home phone service, cable, satellite, and high-speed Internet. "
target: WhiteFence
WhiteFence is a free service that helps people find the best deals on phone, Internet, television, electricity, natural gas and other home services. By simply entering a street address, people looking to save money or start new service can find the most comprehensive list of plans available.
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closed 1/24/2011 via Market Wire

Saveology.com, acquired 1800CableTV.com

synopsis: Saveology.com®, a leading comparison shopping portal, has announced its latest addition, 1800CableTV.com, to its menu of leading home service comparison shopping websites. 1800CableTV.com gathers the best offers from local and national cable companies to assist new movers and to deliver affordable broadband communications services.
buyer: Saveology.com
Saveology.com® is a leading comparison shopping portal focused on a vast array of home services including cable, satellite television, Internet, telecommunications, home security and warranties, moving services and various financial products. "
target parent: Primary Wave Media LLC
target: 1800CableTV.com
The 1800CableTV.com comparison shopping model offers consumers a place to locate and compare affordable options for high-speed Internet, digital cable TV and digital phone service and mobile internet from national providers such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Charter Communications.
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closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

Laundrapp, acquired Washbox

synopsis: Laundrapp, one of a plethora of on-demand laundry startups targeting London and other cities in the U.K., has acquired rival Washbox, an online application that connects users to laundry and dry cleaning service providers.
buyer: Laundrapp
Laundrapp is a Dry Cleaning & Laundry App. They collect, clean and deliver laundry at a time and place that suits the customer. "
target: Washbox
Washbox develops an online application that connects users to laundry and dry cleaning service providers. The company was founded in 2003 and is based in Newcastle, the United Kingdom.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

IAC, acquired Care.com, Inc.

synopsis: IAC announced that it has acquired Care.com, a worldwide marketplace for family care. Care.com is the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care. The company spans 20 countries, including the US, the United Kingdom, Canada and parts of Western Europe.
buyer: IAC (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC is a leading media and Internet company comprised of widely known consumer brands such as Vimeo, Dotdash, The Daily Beast and Investopedia, along with ANGI Homeservices Inc. which operates HomeAdvisor and Angie’s List, and Match Group’s online dating portfolio. "
target: Care.com, Inc. (CRCM:$207.41)
Care.com is the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care. The company spans 20 countries, including the US, the United Kingdom, Canada and parts of Western Europe. Care.com’s web and mobile platforms enable families to connect to care providers and caregiving services.
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$500
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$207
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announced 11/20/2019 via BusinessWire

HomeServe plc, will acquire eLocal

synopsis: HomeServe, the international home repairs and improvements business, will acquire eLocal, a leading performance-based advertising platforms that offers an advertising solution in over 75 consumer facing verticals with a heavy emphasis within home services.
buyer: HomeServe plc (LSE:HSV:$1,436.47)
HomeServe is a leading provider of home repair solutions. HomeServe protects homeowners against the expense and inconvenience of water, sewer, electrical, HVAC and other home repair emergencies by providing affordable repair coverage, installations and quality local service. "
target: eLocal
eLocal is a leading performance-based advertising platforms. It offers an advertising solution in over 75 consumer facing verticals with a heavy emphasis within home services. By utilizing cutting edge technology and a robust network of publishers, eLocal reaches ready-to-buy consumers.
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announced 4/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Zoopla Property Group, will acquire uSwitch Limited

synopsis: Zoopla Property Group PLC will diversify into the online price comparison market, saying it will buy Ulysses Enterprises Ltd, the operator of the uSwitch.com's energy, telecoms and financial products comparison site. Zoopla operates the UK’s most comprehensive property website, focused on giving consumers the resources to make informed decisions.
buyer: Zoopla Property Group (LSE:ZPG:$330.32)
Zoopla Property Group operates the UK’s most comprehensive property website, focused on empowering consumers with the resources they need to make better-informed property decisions. Zoopla combines property listings with market value data, local information and community tools. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: uSwitch Limited
uSwitch.com is a free, impartial online and phone-based comparison and switching service which helps consumers compare prices on gas, electricity, water, heating cover, home telephone, digital television, broadband, credit cards, personal loans, secured loans and current accounts.
price ($mm)
$219
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$98
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$25
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3.0x
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11.6x
closed 7/11/2012 via PR Newswire

Care.com, Inc., acquired Besser Betreut GmbH

synopsis: Care.com, the largest and fastest-growing online service in the U.S. used by families seeking high-quality care providers, announced that it has acquired Besser Betreut GmbH, the largest online destination for care and service providers in Europe, creating the world's largest online care destination.
buyer: Care.com, Inc. (CRCM:$207.41)
Founded in 2006, Care.com, Inc. is the largest and fastest-growing service used by families seeking care providers, providing a place to easily connect with hundreds of thousands of care providers, share caregiving experiences and get advice. "
target: Besser Betreut GmbH
Besser Betreut GmbH offers a service to help families find the care they need and help care providers find quality jobs. In more than 15 European countries, families can find care solutions across a range of areas including child care, senior care, pet care, housekeeping, and others.
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closed 1/20/2012 via PR Newswire

Home Depot, acquired RedBeacon

synopsis: The Home Depot®, the world's largest home improvement retailer, announced that it has acquired Redbeacon®, an online home services platform connecting consumers with contractors for their home maintenance, repair and remodeling needs. Redbeacon's leadership team will stay in place and will remain in San Mateo, CA.
buyer: Home Depot (HD:$105,595.00)
The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,252 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico and China. "
target: RedBeacon
Redbeacon helps homeowners maintain and build upon the value of their most precious asset by connecting them with qualified local service professionals. Its innovative solution uses a proprietary algorithm incorporating even the consumer's own Facebook® social graph to recommend professionals.
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closed 1/11/2012 via Company Press Release

TaskRabbit, Inc, acquired SkillSlate, Inc.

synopsis: TaskRabbit has acquired SkillSlate. SkillSlate crowdsources its network of service providers to help its customers with any task they need done or alternatively, provide instruction on a particular skill they’d like to develop.
buyer: TaskRabbit, Inc
TaskRabbit is an online and mobile marketplace that allows folks to live a smarter and more fulfilling life by once again relying on their neighbors. TaskRabbit is about solving an age-old problem: there is never enough time in the day to do everything you need to do. "
target: SkillSlate, Inc.
SkillSlate is an auction site for local services that crowdsources the best people to apply for any job you need done. A SkillSlate profile provides detailed professional and personal information including pictures, fees, and reviews.
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closed 5/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShopFully International Group, acquired PromoQui

synopsis: ShopFully, the Italian tech company leader of the Drive To Store, known in Italy for the DoveConveni marketplace, has finalized the acquisition of 100% of PromoQui SpA, one of the reference players in the info-commerce market. PromoQui, based in Italy, is the national reference for geo-localized savings
buyer: ShopFully International Group
ShopFully, well known in Italy through the brand DoveConviene, is the leading digital platform for smart shopping used by 30 million users worldwide when getting ready to go shopping in their neighborhood to save time, save money and find their favourite brands and products. "
target: PromoQui
PromoQui, based in Italy, is the national reference for geo-localized savings, the point of contact between the Retailer and its potential customers. With their web platform and App users will find flyers and the best offers in the shops closest to them.
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closed 1/23/2019 via Company Press Release

localsearch, acquired Websheep GmbH

synopsis: localsearch (Swisscom Directories Ltd), the leading digital agency for Swiss SMEs and operator of local.ch and search.ch, has acquired Websheep GmbH, a Swiss company that owns and operates a variety of comparison sites. Websheep offers comparison sites for driving instructors, dentists, lawyers, financial advisors, and hairdressers.
buyer parent: Swisscom
buyer: localsearch
localsearch is the leading digital agency for Swiss SMEs and operator of local.ch and search.ch. Their product portfolio supports companies in being found online, and attracting and retaining new customers. local.ch and search.ch are the most popular directory and booking platforms in Switzerland. "
target: Websheep GmbH
Websheep owns and operates a variety of comparison sites in Switzerland. Websheep offers comparison sites for driving instructors, dentists, lawyers, financial advisors, and hairdressers. Their platforms include fahrlehrervergleich.ch, zahnarztvergleich.ch, anwaltvergleich.ch, and more.
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announced 6/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., will acquire NextAdvisor, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of NextAdvisor, Inc. The company is a leading online source of independent and in-depth research and reviews of credit cards, personal finance and internet services.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance. "
target: NextAdvisor, Inc.
NextAdvisor provides independent reviews of online services for consumers and small businesses. The company's mission is to help its visitors save money and make optimal buying decisions by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers.
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closed 3/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Facebook, acquired TheFind, Inc.

synopsis: Facebook announced it has acquired personalized shopping search engine TheFind, Inc. Its product allows people to get recommendations for products while searching through its database of products. A user could enter generic terms like “black sweater” and then compare prices on black sweaters from a wide array of retailers aggregated by TheFind.
buyer: Facebook (FB:$78,975.00)
Facebook is a social utility that helps people better understand the world around them. Facebook develops technologies that facilitate the spread of information through social networks allowing people to share information online the same way they do in the real world. "
target: TheFind, Inc.
TheFind, Inc. applies patented e-commerce technology to make the consumer shopping experience easy, efficient and fun. The technology works in a multi-channel environment to personalize the shopping experience.
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closed 4/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired UK Web Media

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity, a mid-market private equity firm, has acquired UK-based UK Web Media. UK Web Media is a marketing solutions and price comparison business. The business operates a number of websites which help customers to compare and switch a range of home services focused on TV and telephony.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target: UK Web Media
UK Web Media is a marketing solutions and price comparison business. They operate a number of websites including mobile-phones.co.uk, which helps customers compare and switch a range of home services focused on TV and telephony. They also operate Convoydigital.com, a digital marketing agency.
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closed 6/30/2020 via Company Press Release

The Alcumus Group, acquired ContractorCheck

synopsis: ContractorCheck has been acquired by Alcumus, a leading provider of risk management solutions. Based in Toronto, ContractorCheck is a specialist company providing health and safety pre-qualification and contractor management tools, working with companies across Canada to maintain compliance and reduce risk.
buyer parent: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
buyer: The Alcumus Group
Alcumus is the market-leading provider of technology-enabled compliance risk management, certification and accreditation services, supporting both UK and International clients with their Testing, Inspection & Certification (TIC) and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) strategies. "
target: ContractorCheck
Based in Toronto, ContractorCheck is a specialist company providing health and safety pre-qualification and contractor management tools, working with companies across Canada to maintain compliance and reduce risk.
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closed 6/30/2020 via Company Press Release

The Alcumus Group, acquired Banyard Solutions Limited

synopsis: Alcumus is pleased to announce that it is continuing to build on it ssuccess by expanding in the UK with the acquisition of Banyard Solutions. Banyard Solutions is a developer of e-permits and the UK’s first and leading web-based work authorisation and permit-to-work system.
buyer parent: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
buyer: The Alcumus Group
Alcumus is the market-leading provider of technology-enabled compliance risk management, certification and accreditation services, supporting both UK and International clients with their Testing, Inspection & Certification (TIC) and Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) strategies. "
target: Banyard Solutions Limited
Banyard Solutions is a developer of e-permits and the UK’s first and leading web-based work authorisation and permit-to-work system. e-permits is the electronic permit to work software and work authorisation system delivers control of contractors and reduced risks.
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closed 6/17/2020 via Company Press Release

Chambers & Partners, acquired Top 3 Legal

synopsis: Chambers and Partners, the world’s leading provider of legal research and analysis, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Top 3 Legal, an emerging online platform that assists businesses in managing their relationships with external lawyers and law firms.
buyer parent: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
buyer: Chambers & Partners
Chambers and Partners is the world’s leading provider of legal research and analysis, delivering detailed rankings and insight into the world’s leading lawyers. Chambers empowers organisations to make informed decisions when selecting legal services. "
target: Top 3 Legal
Top 3 Legal is an online platform that allows businesses to manage their relationships with external lawyers and law firms. It enables inhouse legal departments to instruct the right lawyer for each matter, informed by their knowledge and experience of those external lawyers.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired UKFast

synopsis: Private equity firm Inflexion, has increased its stake in UKFast from 30% to 75%, becoming majority shareholder. UKFast provides managed hosting and colocation solutions in the United Kingdom. It offers public, hybrid, and private cloud solutions; and cloud hosting solutions.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £250m of equity in each deal. "
target: UKFast
UKFast provides managed hosting and colocation solutions in the United Kingdom. It offers public, hybrid, and private cloud solutions; and cloud hosting solutions, such as virtual desktop infrastructure, desktop hosting, cloud backup, and cloud disaster recovery solutions.
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announced 10/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, will acquire Pharmaspectra

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity, a UK mid-market private equity firm, will acquire Pharmaspectra, a global provider of medical affairs data to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Pharmaspectra offers the world's largest database for medical scientific literature and biomedical literature.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target: Pharmaspectra
Pharmaspectra is a global provider of medical affairs data to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry. Pharmaspectra offers the world's largest database for medical scientific literature and biomedical literature. Their web-based solutions analyze data across the entire medical continuum.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired Times Higher Education

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity has acquired Times Higher Education (THE) from TPG Capital (TPG), the global private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG. THE is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education (THE) is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight, inform strategic priorities, benchmark, assess and select higher education institutions.
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closed 12/3/2018 via PR Newswire

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired MYCOM OSI

synopsis: Inflexion has acquired MYCOM OSI, a company that provides cloud native Assurance, Automation & Analytics solutions that enable Communications Service Providers, MSPs and Enterprises to manage digital experiences and hybrid networks, launch digital, IoT and 5G services and deliver scale and efficiency with automated digital operations.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
target: MYCOM OSI
MYCOM OSI provides cloud native Assurance, Automation & Analytics solutions that enable Communications Service Providers, MSPs and Enterprises to manage digital experiences and hybrid networks, launch digital, IoT and 5G services and deliver scale and efficiency with automated digital operations.
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closed 4/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired UK Web Media

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity, a mid-market private equity firm, has acquired UK-based UK Web Media. UK Web Media is a marketing solutions and price comparison business. The business operates a number of websites which help customers to compare and switch a range of home services focused on TV and telephony.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target: UK Web Media
UK Web Media is a marketing solutions and price comparison business. They operate a number of websites including mobile-phones.co.uk, which helps customers compare and switch a range of home services focused on TV and telephony. They also operate Convoydigital.com, a digital marketing agency.
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closed 4/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired Energy Helpline

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity, a private equity firm, has acquired Energy Helpline. UK-based Energy Helpline is a price tool for the electricity and gas sectors. It operates in both the direct and affiliate channels via on and off-line customer conversion. They provide customers with fast, free and friendly advice on their best gas and electricity deal.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target: Energy Helpline
Based in the United Kingdom, Energy Helpline is a price tool for the electricity and gas sectors. It operates in both the direct and affiliate channels via on and off-line customer conversion. They provide customers with fast, free and friendly advice on their best gas and electricity deal.
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closed 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired PCMS

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity has backed the management buyout of PCMS Group. Tony Houldsworth, PCMS Group CEO, acquired the company from its founder. PCMS is a leading provider of point-of-sale software for major retailers. It offers a unified commerce software platform for in-store selling systems such as POS, automated checkout and self-scan.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is one of the UK’s leading independent mid-market private equity houses, investing in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses with ambitious management teams and working with them to deliver growth. "
target: PCMS
PCMS is a provider of point-of-sale software for major retailers. It offers a unified commerce software platform for in-store selling systems such as POS, automated checkout and self-scan. PCMS also provides IT managed services for the retail sector including private Cloud hosting and Service Desk.
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closed 11/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired ATCORE Technology Ltd.

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity announces that funds managed by Inflexion have acquired ATCORE Group, a leading travel technology company which provides specialist software platforms for the global leisure travel sector.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is one of the UK’s leading independent mid-market private equity houses, investing in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses with ambitious management teams and working with them to deliver growth. "
target parent: LDC Limited
target: ATCORE Technology Ltd.
Atcore Technology provides reservation & e-commerce platforms for the leisure travel industry. Their sector-specific platforms combine tailored optimisation and expertise with the solid foundation of shared, proven technology for Tour, Specialists, Holiday Parks, Cruise and Ferry operators.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired Virgin Experience Days

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity announced that funds managed by Inflexion have completed the buyout of Virgin Experience Days, the UK’s leading experiences business. Virgin Experience Days offers curated experiences to consumers and corporates, from flying Spitfires to short luxury breaks, selling over 750,000 experiences annually.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is one of the UK’s leading independent mid-market private equity houses, investing in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses with ambitious management teams and working with them to deliver growth. "
target parent: Acorne Ltd
target: Virgin Experience Days
Virgin Experience Days offers curated experiences to consumers and corporates, from flying Spitfires to short luxury breaks, selling over 750,000 experiences annually. Virgin Experience Days operates both B2C and B2B divisions.
price ($mm)
$40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/21/2016 via Company Press Release

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired Group IMD

synopsis: Inflexion, a leading UK mid-market private equity firm, has acquired Group IMD, a global technology business automating the distribution workflow and delivery of advertisements from ad agencies and production companies to broadcasters and the online video industry.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a leading UK mid-market private equity firm, investing in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses with ambitious management teams and working in partnership with them to deliver growth. They invest equity of £10m to £100m. "
target parent: Vitruvian Partners LLP
target: Group IMD
Group IMD is a global technology business automating the distribution workflow and delivery of advertisements from ad agencies & production companies to broadcasters and the online video industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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closed 6/22/2016 via Company Press Release

Mitratech, Inc., acquired CMO Software

synopsis: Mitratech, the market-leading provider of Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solutions, announced it has acquired CMO Software. CMO Software is a recognized market leader in Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) & Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions for organizations around the globe.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Mitratech, Inc.
Mitratech, back-to-back recipient of Legaltech News’ Innovation Award for Case/Matter Management System, is the market-leading provider of Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solutions for more than 750 global legal departments of all sizes and over 100,000 users in over 150 countries. "
target parent: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
target: CMO Software
CMO Software help their customers build safer, better-regulated working environments by transforming their approach to Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) risk management & Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) solutions for organizations around the globe.
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announced 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, will purchase Animal & Crop Health Division from GfK Group

synopsis: GfK Group announced the agreement to sell its global animal & crop health division to a consortium consisting of Inflexion, a private equity investor, and the management led by Stephen Hearn. The division specialises in all aspects of market research in animal health, crop protection, farm machinery & equipment, seed/biotech & fertilizers.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP is a UK mid-market private equity firm, investing in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses with ambitious management teams. Investing between £15m and £75m, Inflexion provides complementary investment solutions backing buyouts, as well as minority investments."
seller: GfK Group (XTRA:GFK:$1,759.04)
The Animal & Crop Health Division of GfK Group provides market research in animal health, crop protection, farm machinery & equipment, seed/biotech & fertilizers. GfK is the trusted source of relevant market and consumer information that enables its clients to make smarter decisions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$36
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/21/2015 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire Ideal Shopping Direct Limited

synopsis: Blackstone will acquire Ideal Shopping Direct (“ISD”), a leading independent multi-channel retailer, from Inflexion. ISD delivers a dynamic shopping experience selling specialty craft products to dedicated crafting hobbyists as well as home, leisure, health, beauty and fashion products through their TV channels as well as multiple internet sites.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$4,580.23)
The Blackstone Group is one of the world's leading investment and advisory firms. Blackstone seeks to create positive economic impact and long-term value for its investors, the companies they invest in, and and the communities they work in. "
target parent: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
target: Ideal Shopping Direct Limited
Ideal Shopping Direct Limited is one of the UK’s leading multi-channel home shopping retailers, selling via their TV channels and the internet. They sell everything from products for the home and garden, to kitchen and technology goods, through to health and beauty and craft buys.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Great Hill Partners LLC, will acquire Reward Gateway

synopsis: Reward Gateway, global leaders in enterprise employee engagement software, announced that Great Hill Partners L.P., a Boston based technology investor, has entered into a binding agreement to buy the company.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners provides private equity to finance the expansion, recapitalization or acquisition of growth companies in a wide range of sectors within the business services, consumer services, financial technology, healthcare, media, communications, and software industries. "
target parent: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
target: Reward Gateway
Reward Gateway is a £189 million GBP revenue SaaS business servicing more than 1,100 enterprise clients and employing 275 people in six countries. Its technology powers employee benefits, employee recognition, total reward statements, employee communications and employee engagement.
price ($mm)
$218*
rev ($mm)
$297
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/28/2015 via BusinessWire

L-3 Communications Holdings, acquired CTC Aviation Group Ltd

synopsis: L-3 Communications announced the acquisition of UK-headquartered CTC Aviation Group, now known as L-3 CTC Ltd. L-3 CTC is a high-quality, global airline pilot training and crew resourcing specialist that offers customized and innovative solutions to major airlines and retail customers globally.
buyer: L-3 Communications Holdings (LLL:$9,623.00)
L-3 is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. "
target parent: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
target: CTC Aviation Group Ltd
CTC Aviation Group Limited is one of the world's leading airline training organisations that specialise in developing innovative solutions for their clients to support aircrew selection, supply and training requirements.
price ($mm)
$220
rev ($mm)
$86
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/14/2014 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, acquired Phlexglobal

synopsis: Phlexglobal, the specialist provider of technology-enabled document management solutions and other support services to the global clinical research market, has been acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital from Inflexion in a transaction totalling £42 million.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is one of the most experienced private equity investment firms based in Europe. With a clear, long-term focus on sectors where it can invest in robust middle market companies, it typically acquires businesses valued between €200 million and €1 billion. "
target parent: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
target: Phlexglobal
Phlexglobal is a specialist provider of technology-enabled, Trial Master File (TMF & eTMF) document management solutions and other support services to the global clinical research market.
price ($mm)
$72
rev ($mm)
$25
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA
9.6x
closed 10/24/2013 via Company Press Release

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired CMO Compliance

synopsis: Inflexion announces that it has completed the management buyout of CMO Compliance (“CMO”), the market leader in enterprise health, safety, environment (HSE) and governance, risk, compliance (GRC) software solutions for global corporations and regulators.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion Private Equity is a private equity firm specializing in growth capital and buyouts of lower small to middle market companies. The firm primarily invests in companies based in UK. It invests between £10 million and £100 million in companies with an EBITDA of atleast £2 million. "
target: CMO Compliance
CMO Global Limited provides governance, risk, and compliance (GRC); and enterprise health, safety, and environment (HSE) software solutions. It offers CMO COMPLIANCE, an energy GRC and HSE&Q management software solution to manage HSE&Q and GRC processes to drive continual operational performance.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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 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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
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announced 11/30/2020 via BusinessWire

ServiceNow, will acquire Element AI

synopsis: ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$4,220.93)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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
closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Republic.co, acquired NextSeed Services LLC

synopsis: New York-based Republic, missioned to democratize investing has announced the acquisition of local business investment platform, NextSeed. NextSeed aims to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. The firm has facilitated over $20mn in investments from 25,000 members into 75 local businesses.
buyer: Republic.co
Republic is an open investment platform. People can choose from privately-held companies they believe in and can connect with their success as they fuel their growth. Republic is an investment platform where everyone can invest as little as $10 in innovative startups and ICOs. "
target: NextSeed Services LLC
NextSeed is on a mission to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. On the NextSeed platform, thriving local businesses can raise capital from the general public, and in turn, anybody can now invest in small businesses in their own backyard.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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:$136.06)
Guardian Capital is a Canadian diversified financial services company operating in Asset Management and Financial Advisory. Guardian provides investment management services, financial advisory services, retail distribution of mutual funds, insurance, and general corporate services. "
target: ModernAdvisor
Vancouver-based ModernAdvisor is a digital investment management company. ModernAdvisor uses technology to help advisors bring Canadians intelligent investing options, allowing them to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
price ($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

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New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: TSE:6048
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan is an internet media company in Japan. DesignOne Japan operates Ekiten, one of the largest local information word-of-mouth sites in Japan. Ekiten enables people to find information and reviews for all kinds of shops and services, including restaurants, hair salons, dentists and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$20.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$3.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1.88
Employees
120
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Ticker: MEECF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meetic SA
Meetic SA
Meetic SA is the leader in the European online dating market. It is established in 16 European countries and is available in 13 languages. Meetic is a French stock corporation, with its registered office in Paris.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$215.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.94
EBIT ($mm)
$41.24
Net Income ($mm)
$15.30
Employees
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Ticker: BSE:532777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Info Edge
Info Edge
Starting with a classified recruitment online business, naukri.com, Info Edge has grown and diversified rapidly. Info Edge is India’s premier online classifieds company in recruitment, matrimony, real estate, education and related services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$173.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.97
EBIT ($mm)
$43.65
Net Income ($mm)
$50.50
Employees
1676
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Ticker: AMEX:LOV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spark Networks SE
Spark Networks SE
Spark Networks SE is a leading global dating company with a portfolio of premium brands designed for singles seeking serious long-term relationships. The company has a presence in 29 countries worldwide and is publicly listed on the NYSE American LLC exchange under the ticker symbol "LOV".
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$109.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.99)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
306
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Ticker: DB:TFA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tomorrow Focus AG
Tomorrow Focus AG
Tomorrow Focus AG is based in Munich, Germany, and is one of the leading exchange-listed Internet groups in Germany. The Group has a workforce of around 750, and its business operations are divided into three segments: Online-Travel, Publishing and Subscription.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$90.36
EBITDA ($mm)
($42.88)
EBIT ($mm)
($83.43)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
490
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Ticker: TSE:6071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IBJ, Inc.
IBJ, Inc. provides a wide array of marriage hunting services to connect people. They operate an online marriage hunting network, as well as offline marriage hunting events. IBJ was established in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$90.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.21
EBIT ($mm)
$13.94
Net Income ($mm)
$9.67
Employees
406
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cupid plc
Cupid plc
Cupid plc is the leading network of Internet dating websites in the United Kingdom and other markets, with over 54 million members across 58 countries. The company provides a platform that allows people to get together for fun, dating, romance, and friendship.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$39.57
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.62
EBIT ($mm)
$6.50
Net Income ($mm)
$4.82
Employees
231
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Ticker: JASDAQ:6175
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Marketing Co., Ltd.
Net Marketing Co., Ltd.
Net Marketing Co.,Ltd. is a Japan-based company that provides affiliate advertising services to various businesses. The company also provides an online matchmaking and dating service through their Omiai mobile app.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.05
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$2.46
Net Income ($mm)
$1.58
Employees
98
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Ticker: ASX:DTX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Datetix Group Ltd.
Datetix Group Ltd.
DateTix is a mobile and location-based social platform to meet new people for in person and on-demand dates. Whether for friendships, casual dating, serious relationships, or business networking, DateTix connects the right people with each other through amazing dates.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.17
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.84)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BLCT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BlueCity
BlueCity
BlueCity is a world’s leading online LGBTQ platform. Their Blued mobile app allows its users to connect with each other, express themselves, and access professional health related services and family planning consulting services at their fingertips.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$120.24
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.33)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.71)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
488
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Ticker: SFIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that delivers a truly personalized Fix of accessibly priced items directly to doors across the United States. Stitch Fix hand picks pieces for each client, to ultimately help them look and feel their best.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,463.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.05
EBIT ($mm)
$29.86
Net Income ($mm)
$47.99
Employees
6600
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Ticker: OTCPK:MMPW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc.
Multimedia Platforms Inc. (MMP), a Multimedia Technology and Publishing company that integrates print media with social media, that delivers information and advertising to niche markets. MMP delivers niche publications and online platforms that targets the Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.76
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,715.61
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,014.73
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
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,580.23
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$779.64
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: 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)
$1,880.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$179.70
EBIT ($mm)
$120.10
Net Income ($mm)
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
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,537.25
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($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: 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
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,072.28
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$112.95
Employees
1325
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$687.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$181.51
EBIT ($mm)
$160.04
Net Income ($mm)
$130.94
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: 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
2020
rev ($mm)
$403.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.93
EBIT ($mm)
$253.21
Net Income ($mm)
$265.62
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: MAIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation is a principal investment firm that provides long-term debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies and debt capital to middle market companies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$238.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$205.20
Net Income ($mm)
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
2020
rev ($mm)
$234.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$134.00
EBIT ($mm)
$87.00
Net Income ($mm)
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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