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Issuer Direct, acquired FSCWire

synopsis: Issuer Direct, an industry-leading communications and compliance company, has acquired FSCwire, a privately held, Calgary based newswire distribution company. FSCwire specializes in press release distribution to both public and private companies primarily in Canada. Its customer base includes public companies of all sizes on stock exchanges.
buyer: Issuer Direct (AMEX:ISDR:$13.98)
Issuer Direct is an industry-leading communications and compliance company focusing on the needs of corporate issuers. Issuer Direct's principal platform empowers users by integrating the relevant services to eliminate the complexity of producing and distributing financial communications. "
target: FSCWire
Headquartered in Canada, FSCwire Inc., through the use of proprietary systems, operates a full service newswire service, delivering corporate financial news to the media, investment community, individual investors, and the general public.
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closed 7/19/2006 via

Thomson Financial, acquired AFX News Ltd.

synopsis: Thomson Financial has signed a definitive agreement to acquire London-based business news agency AFX from Paris-based Agence France-Presse. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but according to reports the deal is thought to be worth just under $20 million.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: Thomson Financial
Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The Thomson Corporation, is a leading provider of information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community. Today, Thomson Financial comprises four business units, each designed to serve our principal target markets. "
target parent: Agence France-Presse
target: AFX News Ltd.
AAFX News Ltd is one of the world's leading financial news agencies. Our real-time, comprehensive and trusted business and financial news services are designed to meet the requirements of the international banking and investor community.
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$20
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closed 4/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nikkei Inc., acquired DealStreetAsia

synopsis: NIKKEI, owner of the Financial Times (FT) and publisher of Nikkei Asian Review, has acquired a majority stake in DealStreetAsia, a news and intelligence platform providing international and regional investors with insights into some of Asia's most opaque markets.
buyer: Nikkei Inc.
Nikkei Inc. acts as an operating holding company with newspaper businesses as a core. Group operations range from books, magazines to digital media, database service, broadcasting and other activities such as economic/cultural events. "
target: DealStreetAsia
DealStreetAsia is a news and intelligence platform providing international and regional investors with insights into some of Asia's most opaque markets. DealStreetAsia reports on private equity and venture capital deals, mergers and acquisitions, startups and IPOs across the ASEAN region.
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closed 8/15/2007 via PR Newswire

Dickson Media, Inc., acquired StockAnomaly.com

synopsis: Dickson Media Inc. has acquired StockAnomaly.com, a unique stock screening system which scans stocks trading on the NASDAQ, NYSE, OTCBB, TSX, TSXV and the London Stock Exchange on a daily basis for volume anomalies. The system has yielded very significant results that would be of interest to stock investors.
buyer: Dickson Media, Inc.
Dickson Media, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiary Resource World Magazine, Inc., is the publisher of Resource World Magazine, a monthly publication that specializes in the resource sector. "
target: StockAnomaly.com
StockAnomaly.com scans 30 days of historical closing prices of all stocks trading on the NASDAQ, NYSE, OTCbb, TSX, TSXV, and the LSE in search of unusual volume on a stock. Its proprietary flagging system finds these stocks and alerts clients daily with a list of stocks that were flagged.
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closed 3/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Toppan Vite, acquired The Vintage Group

synopsis: Toppan Vite, a leading international financial printing, communications and technology company, announced the strategic acquisition of Vintage, a division of PR Newswire. Vintage provides regulatory compliance across capital markets, corporate services, and institutional and fund services.
buyer parent: Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
buyer: Toppan Vite
Toppan Vite, a leader in financial printing and communications solutions, is part of the Toppan Printing Co., Ltd., the world's largest printing group. Toppan Vite has been a pioneer and trusted partner in the financial markets for 3 decades, serving the financial, legal and corporate communities. "
target parent: Cision AB
target: The Vintage Group
Vintage, a division of PR Newswire, provides regulatory compliance and shareholder communications services across capital markets, corporate services, and institutional and fund services. Vintage, formerly Vintage Filings, was founded in 2002 and acquired by PR Newswire in 2007.
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closed 4/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Infront AS, acquired TDN Finans AS

synopsis: NHST Media Group has sold its subsidiary TDN Finans, a news agency for the Norwegian share and interest-rate markets, to Infront AS. TDN Finans provides Norwegian brokers, management companies, listed companies, private individuals and the media with price-driving, leading news.
buyer: Infront AS
Infront provides electronic trading solutions and real-time market data, news, and analytics covering financial key markets in all asset classes. Infront’s terminal, mobile apps and versatile electronic trading solutions connect professional users to their local and international markets. "
target parent: NHST Media Group
target: TDN Finans AS
TDN Finans is a real-time supplier of news about and for the Norwegian share and interest-rate markets, providing Norwegian brokers, management companies, listed companies, private individuals and the media with price-driving, leading news.
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announced 12/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Samara Capital, will acquire NewsWire18 Ltd.

synopsis: Private equity firm Samara Capital is picking up a majority stake in NewsWire18. NewsWire18 is the largest domestic provider of real-time financial news and market data terminals to financial institutions and businesses in India.
buyer: Samara Capital
Samara Capital is an entrepreneurially run India focused private equity firm. Samara invests in Emerging Indian Companies (EICs) – which it defines as those businesses that are poised for rapid transformation, have strong entrepreneurial minded management team and a favorable industry context. "
target parent: Network 18 Media & Investments Ltd.
target: NewsWire18 Ltd.
NewsWire18 Ltd. is India's first real-time news and market data platform company. It provides finance professionals with the most relevant news, views, market intelligence, data, and analytical tools in a single WorkStation that help them stay ahead.
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closed 4/18/2007 via

PR Newswire Association Inc., acquired Vintage Filings, LLC

synopsis: PR Newswire, the global leader in commercial news distribution, announced today its acquisition of Vintage Filings, LLC, one of the leading and fastest growing EDGAR filing companies in the United States.
buyer parent: United Business Media PLC
buyer: PR Newswire Association Inc.
PR Newswire Association LLC provides electronic distribution, targeting, measurement and broadcast services on behalf of tens of thousands of corporate, government, association, labor, non-profit, and other customers worldwide. "
target: Vintage Filings, LLC
Vintage Filings, LLC provides full-service filing capabilities, typesetting and financial printing to more than 1,000 public companies, assisting them in meeting the EDGAR filing requirements of the SEC.
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$38
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closed 11/30/2009 via Company Press Release

Market News International, Inc., acquired Need to Know News, LLC

synopsis: Deutsche Börse is expanding the offering of its Market Data & Analytics segment by acquiring the US financial news service Need to Know News. Need to Know News will become a 100 percent subsidiary of Market News International (MNI), a Deutsche Börse Group company.
buyer parent: Deutsche Börse Group
buyer: Market News International, Inc.
Market News International is the leading real-time news, intelligence and analysis agency dedicated to the global fixed-income and foreign exchange markets, and provides information that is also relevant to the equity markets. "
target: Need to Know News, LLC
Need to Know News (NTKN) is a premier financial news service specializing in written, audio and computer readable news feeds. NTKN broadcasts to traders and investment professionals around the world.
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closed 3/10/2008 via PR Newswire

Dow Jones Newswires, acquired Betten Financial News BV

synopsis: Dow Jones & Company acquired Betten Financial News BV, the Dutch-language news service covering the corporate sector in the Netherlands. Dow Jones will combine Betten's comprehensive coverage with Dow Jones Newswires's premier Dutch-language financial news service, Dow Jones Nieuwsdienst.
buyer parent: Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
buyer: Dow Jones Newswires
Dow Jones Newswires provides real-time news for financial professionals in the equities, fixed-income, foreign-exchange, and energy markets. The division also offers news for financial firms' Web sites and Dow Jones Financial Information Services' sector-specific content. "
target: Betten Financial News BV
Betten Financial News provides online real-time financial and economic news. The company is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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closed 4/17/2008 via Company Press Release

Reuters Group PLC merged with The Thomson Corporation,

synopsis: The Thomson Corporation has completed its acquisition of Reuters Group PLC, forming Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific, healthcare, and media markets.
buyer: The Thomson Corporation (TRI:$5,721.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target: Reuters Group PLC
Reuters, the global information company, provides indispensable information tailored for professionals in the financial services, media and corporate markets. Through reuters.com and other digital properties, Reuters now also supplies its trusted content direct to individuals.
price ($mm)[EV]
$17,406 [$18,076]
rev ($mm)
$5,088
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$847
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3.6x
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21.3x
closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Issuer Direct, acquired FSCWire

synopsis: Issuer Direct, an industry-leading communications and compliance company, has acquired FSCwire, a privately held, Calgary based newswire distribution company. FSCwire specializes in press release distribution to both public and private companies primarily in Canada. Its customer base includes public companies of all sizes on stock exchanges.
buyer: Issuer Direct (AMEX:ISDR:$13.98)
Issuer Direct is an industry-leading communications and compliance company focusing on the needs of corporate issuers. Issuer Direct's principal platform empowers users by integrating the relevant services to eliminate the complexity of producing and distributing financial communications. "
target: FSCWire
Headquartered in Canada, FSCwire Inc., through the use of proprietary systems, operates a full service newswire service, delivering corporate financial news to the media, investment community, individual investors, and the general public.
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closed 1/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Issuer Direct, purchased Webcasting Platform from Onstream Media Corp.

synopsis: Issuer Direct, an industry-leading communications and compliance company, has acquired Onstream Media's VisualWebcaster Platform. Onstream’s VisualWebcaster is a powerful, cloud-based platform that enables you to easily create, produce and deliver high quality live and on-demand streaming events to audiences of all sizes, anywhere around the world.
buyer: Issuer Direct (AMEX:ISDR:$13.98)
Issuer Direct is an industry-leading communications and compliance company that empowers more than 2,000 public and private companies in more than 18 countries by eliminating the complexity of financial and business communications. "
seller: Onstream Media Corp. (ONSM:$15.27)
Onstream’s VisualWebcaster Platform ("VWP") is a leading cloud-based earnings webcast, webinar, and training platform that delivers live and on-demand streaming of events to audiences of all sizes. Onstream Media, is a leading online service provider of corporate audio and web communications.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Issuer Direct, acquired FSCWire

synopsis: Issuer Direct, an industry-leading communications and compliance company, has acquired FSCwire, a privately held, Calgary based newswire distribution company. FSCwire specializes in press release distribution to both public and private companies primarily in Canada. Its customer base includes public companies of all sizes on stock exchanges.
buyer: Issuer Direct (AMEX:ISDR:$13.98)
Issuer Direct is an industry-leading communications and compliance company focusing on the needs of corporate issuers. Issuer Direct's principal platform empowers users by integrating the relevant services to eliminate the complexity of producing and distributing financial communications. "
target: FSCWire
Headquartered in Canada, FSCwire Inc., through the use of proprietary systems, operates a full service newswire service, delivering corporate financial news to the media, investment community, individual investors, and the general public.
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closed 8/27/2013 via Market Wire

Issuer Direct, acquired PrecisionIR

synopsis: Issuer Direct Corporation, a market leader and innovator of disclosure management solutions and cloud-based compliance technologies, has acquired Richmond, Virginia based PrecisionIR Group, Inc., a leading provider of online investor relations and web-based corporate communications solutions to companies worldwide.
buyer: Issuer Direct (AMEX:ISDR:$13.98)
Issuer Direct Corporation is a market leader and innovator of disclosure management solutions and cloud-based compliance technologies. Its flagship technology platform is DMS, a secure cloud based workflow compliance collaboration system for corporate issuers and compliance professionals. "
target: PrecisionIR
PrecisionIR helps clients build interest in their company, products and services by targeting institutional and self-directed high net-worth investors through their unique network of over 250 media partners across North America and Europe and a proprietary database of 1.5 million investors.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3.45 [$8.74]
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$12
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announced 6/30/2016 via PR Newswire

Certent, Inc., will acquire DisclosureNet Inc.

synopsis: Certent, Inc. announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire DisclosureNet, a provider of software-as-a-service solutions that improve the quality of external and internal reporting by enabling peer comparisons and analysis, access to accounting standards, and quantitative benchmarking.
buyer: Certent, Inc.
Certent, Inc. is a leading provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for equity compensation and financial disclosure management. "
target: DisclosureNet Inc.
DisclosureNet™ is a provider of software-as-a-service solutions that improve the quality of external and internal reporting by enabling peer comparisons and analysis, access to accounting standards, and quantitative benchmarking.
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closed 1/30/2006 via BusinessWire

Systat Software, Inc., acquired InventX, Inc.

synopsis: Cranes Software and its wholly owned subsidiary Systat Software Inc. have announced the acquisition of the ongoing business of the Texas-based, InventX, Inc.
buyer parent: Cranes Software International Limited
buyer: Systat Software, Inc.
The SYSTAT product began as one of the first statistical analysis applications to run on a microprocessor, therefore lending itself to scientific field research. SYSTAT is a powerful statistical analysis and graphics software. "
target: InventX, Inc.
InventX, Inc. is a web-based Project Portfolio Management Software Solution company focusing primarily on Onsite-Offshore Collaborative Development, New Product Development (NPD) and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance markets.
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closed 12/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

VelocityEHS, acquired Meercat Pty Ltd

synopsis: VelocityEHS, the global leader in cloud-based environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability solutions, announced it has completed the acquisition of Meercat, an Australian-based risk and control assurance software solution provider.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: VelocityEHS (ACTA:$133.42)
VelocityEHS delivers a cloud-based environmental, health, and safety (ESH) software platform. VelocityEHS's software applications are designed based on industry best-practice principles to help solve complex business challenges in simple ways. "
target: Meercat Pty Ltd
Meercat Pty Ltd is an Australian-owned and operated company specializing in the design, development and support of the risk and control assurance software package, Meercat RiskView.
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closed 11/19/2019 via PR Newswire

TrustArc Inc, acquired Nymity Inc.

synopsis: TrustArc, a leader in privacy compliance and data protection solutions, has acquired Toronto-based Nymity, a provider of privacy compliance software solutions that minimize time to compliance with the world's privacy laws. Together, the two organizations will accelerate the development of the next generation of technology-driven privacy solutions.
buyer: TrustArc Inc
TrustArc is the leader in privacy compliance and data protection solutions, offering a combination of technology, services, and TRUSTe certification solutions. TrustArc addresses all phases of privacy program management and delivers innovative privacy solutions to companies across all industries. "
target: Nymity Inc.
Toronto-based Nymity provides privacy compliance software solutions that minimize time to compliance with the world's privacy laws. Nymity solutions reduce complexity and improve responsiveness to the business as they are based on four levels of research maintained in an Expert Privacy Platform.
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closed 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

UST Global, Inc., acquired ComplyUSA, LLC

synopsis: UST Global, a leading digital transformation solutions company, announced that it has acquired ComplyUSA, a comprehensive compliance assessment and privacy automation platform. ComplyUSA offers a custom-built solution to meet the specific GDPR & CCPA data processing record requirements for business and other organizations.
buyer: UST Global, Inc.
UST Global is a leading digital technology company that provides advanced computing and digital services to large private and public enterprises around the world. Their clients include Fortune 500 companies in banking and financial services, healthcare, insurance, retail, and telecom. "
target: ComplyUSA, LLC
ComplyUSA is a comprehensive compliance assessment and privacy automation platform. ComplyUSA offers a custom-built solution to meet the specific GDPR & CCPA data processing record requirements for business and other organizations.
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closed 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

SmartRIA, acquired ComplianceHero

synopsis: SmartRIA has acquired ComplianceHero's solution for archiving, retention, and surveillance of email, social media, and websites. The asset sale includes the ComplianceHero software platform, branding, and customer contracts, which will be integrated into the SmartRIA Compliance Management Platform.
buyer: SmartRIA
SmartRIA makes software that simplifies compliance for the wealth management industry. Their unique roles for compliance consultants and distributed management of large corporations makes their solution able to handle any type of compliance problem for any sized company. "
target: ComplianceHero
ComplianceHero automates the collection, archiving, and surveillance of email, social media, and website updates. They build compliance automation tools to help clients manage their ongoing compliance program.
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closed 6/12/2019 via PR Newswire

Exterro Inc., acquired Jordan Lawrence Group

synopsis: Exterro, a provider of e-discovery and information governance software specifically designed for corporate legal and IT teams, has acquired of Jordan Lawrence Group, a provider of data privacy and data management software. Jordan Lawrence Group specializes in the fields of data privacy, data minimization, and vendor process risk management.
buyer: Exterro Inc.
Exterro®, Inc. is the leading provider of e-discovery and privacy software specifically designed for in-house legal, privacy and IT teams at Global 2000 and Am Law 200 organizations. Exterro software helps organizations address their regulatory, compliance and litigation risks more effectively. "
target: Jordan Lawrence Group
Jordan Lawrence is a leading software and services company specializing in regulatory and legal compliance in the fields of data privacy, data minimization, and vendor process risk management. For more than 30 years, Jordan Lawrence has helped more than 1,000 clients meet data privacy regulations.
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closed 4/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Techedge Group, acquired Sturnis 365

synopsis: Techedge, a global business solutions and IT services firm, has acquired a 75% stake in Sturnis 365, an intelligent disclosure management solution. Sturnis 365 is an intuitive cloud solution that helps companies with producing and publishing corporate content such as annual reports, 10k reports, audits, and regulatory reports required by the IFRS.
buyer: Techedge Group (BIT:EDGE:$182.64)
Techedge provides business solutions and IT services that combine business advisory, technology expertise and premium delivery capabilities. Their mission is to help organizations evolve into true digital companies through short iterative cycles of business-driven innovation. "
target: Sturnis 365
Sturnis 365 is an intelligent disclosure management solution. Sturnis 365 is an intuitive cloud solution that helps companies with producing and publishing corporate content such as annual reports, 10k reports, audits, regulatory reports required by the IFRS, Solvency II, Basel III and ASC.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Tanarra Capital, acquired INX Software

synopsis: Tanarra Capital, led by veteran investment banker John Wylie, has taken a 75 per cent stake in INX with the aim of accelerating the latter’s product development and overseas expansion. Perth-based INX Software provides integrated workforce management software solutions to a range of sectors including mining, oil & gas, manufacturing, and more.
buyer: Tanarra Capital
Tanarra is an Australian family office investment and advisory firm. Its principal is John Wylie, one of Australia’s well regarded investment bankers and investors. Tanarra invests in a wide range of early stage ventures, private and public companies in Australia and around the world. "
target: INX Software
Perth-based INX Software provides integrated workforce management software solutions to a range of sectors including mining, oil & gas, manufacturing, engineering, government, food & beverage, transport, marine, aviation, communications, utilities and healthcare.
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closed 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Athena Data Centres, acquired GDPR Direct

synopsis: Athena Data Centres, a company that owns and operates data centres in the UK, has acquired GDPR Direct, a UK provider of SaaS-based General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) management solutions. GDPR Direct's cloud software helps businesses demonstrate that they have the processes in place to meet its obligations in protecting their customer data.
buyer parent: Athena Vaults
buyer: Athena Data Centres
Athena Data Centres is a company that owns and operates data centres in the UK. Their colocation and data storage services enables businesses of all sizes to secure their critical assets, improve their service standards, and eliminate the risk of data loss. "
target: GDPR Direct
GDPR Direct is a UK provider of SaaS-based General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) management solutions. GDPR Direct's cloud software helps businesses demonstrate that they have the processes in place to maintain, safeguard and meet its obligations in protecting their customer data.
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closed 2/13/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Descartes Systems Group Inc., acquired Visual Compliance

synopsis: Descartes Systems Group has completed the acquisition of Visual Compliance. Canada-based Visual Compliance provides software solutions and services to automate customs, trade and fiscal compliance processes, with a focus on denied and restricted party screening processes and export licensing.
buyer: Descartes Systems Group Inc. (DSGX:$286.16)
Descartes is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use their modular, software-as-a-service solutions to complete numerous logistics processes. "
target: Visual Compliance
Visual Compliance offers modular software-as-a-service solutions that allow subscribed users to submit names of their trade chain partners - either online, by batches, or integrated into existing business systems - to be screened automatically against mandatory Restricted and Denied Parties lists.
price ($mm)
$249
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$30
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closed 12/12/2018 via PR Newswire

Coupa Software, acquired Hiperos, LLC

synopsis: Coupa Software, a leader in business spend management (BSM), has acquired Hiperos from Opus, a global risk and compliance SaaS and data solution company. Hiperos is a leading third-party risk management provider. Their cloud application enables businesses to actively manage third-party risk and compliance.
buyer: Coupa Software (COUP:$260.37)
Coupa Software is the cloud platform for business spend management (BSM). They deliver “Value as a Service” by helping their customers maximize their spend under management, achieve significant cost savings and drive profitability. "
target parent: Opus Global, Inc.
target: Hiperos, LLC
Hiperos is a leading third-party risk management provider. Their cloud application enables businesses to actively manage third-party risk and compliance, including advanced risks such as information security, bribery and corruption.
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announced 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters, will acquire Integration Point

synopsis: Thomson Reuters announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Integration Point, a company that provides global trade management and compliance solutions to assist companies in effectively managing the import and export of goods. They are based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,721.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of news and information for professional markets. Their customers rely on them to deliver the intelligence, technology and expertise they need to find trusted answers. "
target: Integration Point
Integration Point provides global trade management and compliance solutions to assist companies in effectively managing the import and export of goods. They are based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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closed 9/19/2018 via PE Hub

Long Ridge Equity Partners, acquired ProcessUnity

synopsis: Long Ridge Equity Partners has acquired a majority stake in ProcessUnity, a software-as-a-service provider for integrated risk management. Founded in 2003, ProcessUnity offers highly configurable, easily deployed cloud-based tools to address a variety of applications including Third-Party Risk Management.
buyer: Long Ridge Equity Partners
Long Ridge Equity Partners is a private investment firm focused on growth capital opportunities in the financial services and business services industries. Leveraging deep sector knowledge, Long Ridge serves as a value-added partner to leading high-growth companies. "
target: ProcessUnity
ProcessUnity is a leading software-as-a-service provider for integrated risk management. It offers highly configurable, easily deployed cloud-based tools to address a variety of applications including Third-Party Risk Management, Policy & Procedure Management and Operational Risk Management.
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closed 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Vayana Network, acquired SahiGST

synopsis: Vayana Network, a financing network in India, has acquired SahiGST, an Indian company that offers a cloud-based GST return filing and compliance solution. SahiGST's solution covers all types of GST returns and helps businesses be more efficient in managing their GST filings and reconciliation.
buyer: Vayana Network
Vayana Network is a financing network in India that enables Businesses and their Trade Partners to capture their entire receivable and payable trades electronically and finance through Banks and Financial Institutions. "
target: SahiGST
Founded in 2016, SahiGST is an Indian company that offers a cloud-based GST return filing and compliance solution. The platform covers all types of GST returns and helps businesses be more efficient in managing their GST filings and reconciliation.
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closed 3/19/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Dow Jones & Company, Inc., acquired Cerico

synopsis: Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, a leading provider of anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and sanctions compliance data solutions, has completed the acquisition of Cerico from the law firm Pinsent Masons. Cerico’s cloud-based platforms enable businesses to assess risk and conduct due diligence.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has one of the world’s largest newsgathering operations globally. "
target parent: Pinsent Masons
target: Cerico
Cerico provides end-to-end Know Your Business Partner technology and digital compliance tools for international businesses, supporting anti-corruption programmes around the world. Cerico’s cloud-based platforms enable businesses to assess risk and conduct due diligence.
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closed 4/6/2017 via PR Newswire

Sphera, acquired Rivo Software, Inc.

synopsis: Sphera Solutions, the largest global provider of Operational Excellence software and information services with a focus on Operational Risk, Environmental Health & Safety, and Product Stewardship, has announced the acquisition of Rivo Software, a leading global provider of cloud-based environmental, health, safety, and risk management software.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Sphera
Sphera is the largest global provider of Operational Excellence software and information services with a focus on Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), Operational Risk and Product Stewardship. The company serves more than 2,500 customers and over 1 million individual users across 70 countries. "
target: Rivo Software, Inc.
Rivo builds market leading applications that transform how EHS and risk is managed. Rivo helps some of the world's best known brands manage incidents, audits and inspections, corrective actions, and other corporate risk and compliance reporting.
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announced 12/12/2016 via Company Press Release

Model N, Inc., will acquire Revitas

synopsis: Model N, Inc., a provider of cloud-based revenue management solutions to life sciences, technology and manufacturing companies, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Revitas, Inc., a provider of life sciences revenue management software.
buyer: Model N, Inc. (MODN:$106.97)
Model N is the pioneer and leading provider of Revenue Management cloud solutions for the Life Sciences and High Technology industries. Model N helps its customers maximize their revenues by maximizing sell time, revenues per opportunity and number of opportunities. "
target: Revitas
Revitas is the industry leader in integrating contract, revenue, and compliance management for improved business outcomes. Revitas products deliver integrated solutions for contracts, pricing, and compliance that drive higher profitability and lower risk.
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$60
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closed 9/14/2016 via PR Newswire

OneTrust LLC, acquired Optanon

synopsis: OneTrust, the leading software platform designed to operationalize data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design, announced its acquisition of U.K.-based data privacy compliance service, Optanon. Optanon's software-based solutions are used by organizations globally for website auditing, EU E-Privacy Cookie Compliance, and GDPR readiness.
buyer: OneTrust LLC
OneTrust, a software platform for privacy professionals, is designed to operationalize data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design. Their web-based console helps automate privacy impact assessments and data mapping, identify privacy risks, and enforce risk management and control activities. "
target parent: Governor Technology Ltd.
target: Optanon
Optanon, a privacy centric software business, is responsible for releasing one of the first-ever cookie law compliance services, and has continued to expand its privacy compliance offerings over its 15-year company history.
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announced 6/8/2016 via Company Press Release

Sovos Compliance, will acquire Invoiceware International

synopsis: Sovos Compliance, a global leader in tax and business-to-government compliance software, announced that it plans to acquire Invoiceware International, the leader in Latin America electronic invoicing. The company provides solutions and services that reduce the risk and cost of maintaining compliance for the world’s largest companies.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: Sovos Compliance
Sovos delivers technologies to empower businesses to succeed as they navigate the challenges of global compliance. They enable over 4,500 clients to operate with the confidence to thrive in today’s dynamic regulatory environment. "
target: Invoiceware International
Invoiceware International, the leader in Latin America electronic invoicing, provides solutions and services that reduce the risk and cost of maintaining compliance across the region for the world’s largest companies including The Coca-Cola Company, Intermec, Kellogg, DuPont, and Siemens.
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