Like Ideal Shopping Direct Limited

closed 7/24/2018 via DGAP

Aurelius AG, acquired Ideal Shopping Direct Limited

synopsis: AURELIUS Alpha Limited, a subsidiary of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA ("AURELIUS"), the listed pan-European mid-market investor, announces its acquisition of Ideal Shopping Direct ("ISD"), one of the UK's leading multi-channel home shopping retailers, from Blackstone.
buyer: Aurelius AG (XTRA:AR4:$4,131.43)
Aurelius Group is a pan-European asset manager with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, and Madrid. Aurelius has grown from a local turnaround investor to an international multi-asset manager investing in a wide range of sectors and across the capital structure. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Ideal Shopping Direct Limited
Ideal Shopping Direct (ISD) is one of the UK's leading multi-channel home shopping retailers. ISD sources, designs and sells lifestyle and crafting products to consumers via a variety of dedicated interaction channels including TV shopping channels, social media platforms, websites and live events.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$190
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/3/2020 via BusinessWire

1-800-Flowers, acquired PersonalizationMall.com

synopsis: 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc., a leading provider of gifts designed to help customers express, connect and celebrate, has acquired PersonalizationMall.com, a leading online retailer of personalized products that offers thousands of products available with a broad range of innovative personalization options.
buyer: 1-800-Flowers (FLWS:$1,219.16)
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is a leading provider of gifts designed to help customers express, connect and celebrate. The Company’s Celebrations Ecosystem features their all-star family of brands, including: 1-800-Flowers.com, 1-800-Baskets.com, Cheryl’s Cookies, Harry & David, Shari’s Berries and more."
target parent: Bed Bath and Beyond
target: PersonalizationMall.com
PersonalizationMall.com is a leading online retailer of personalized products that offers thousands of products available with a broad range of innovative personalization options.
price ($mm)
$252
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closed 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Artful Home, acquired Uno Alla Volta, LLC

synopsis: Guild Brands, LLC, the parent company of multichannel retailer Artful Home, announced the closing of its acquisition of Uno Alla Volta. Uno Alla Volta is a leading, fast-growing multichannel retailer in the artist-made goods category, focused on an assortment of fine jewelry, home decor, and fashion accessories.
buyer: Artful Home
Artful Home's mission is to connect artists and designers with consumers seeking out alternatives to the mass-produced. Artful Home offers juried art, craft, and design for home and wardrobe. Part gallery, part art fair, part online marketplace...Artful Home is all of these things and more. "
target: Uno Alla Volta, LLC
Uno Alla Volta is a leading multichannel retailer in the artist-made goods category, focused on an assortment of fine jewelry, home decor, and fashion accessories. Uno Alla Volta offers thousands of exclusive products handmade by artisans from around the world, sold only on their website.
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announced 8/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Responze TV International Limited, will acquire JML Singapore

synopsis: Responze TV International, a company that specializes in manufacturing, distributing, and marketing of innovative products through e-commerce, TV shopping, and retail, will be acquiring JML Singapore, an international retailer that works from product development to customer service to bring customers new, innovative products.
buyer: Responze TV International Limited
Based in Singapore, Responze TV International specializes in manufacturing, distributing, and marketing of innovative products through e-commerce, TV shopping, and retail to customers worldwide. They focus on beauty, cleaning, health and fitness, kitchen, and household products. "
target parent: Tri-Stage Inc.
target: JML Singapore
Based in Singapore, JML Singapore is an international retailer. They sell products to consumers in over 70 countries and they deal with everything from product development to customer service to bring customers new, innovative products.
price ($mm)
$2.56*
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/2/2019 via BusinessWire

PlanetArt, acquired PersonalCreations.com

synopsis: PlanetArt, a subsidiary of the Claranova group, has acquired the assets of Personal Creations, the personalized gifts business of the U.S. group, FTD Companies, Inc. Personal Creations offers fresh flowers, chocolates and sweets, jewelry, accessories and other unique gifts.
buyer parent: Claranova S.A.
buyer: PlanetArt
Through their network of websites and mobile apps, PlanetArt gives consumers the opportunity to design personalized products like holiday cards, photo canvases and customized gifts that are professionally printed. "
target parent: FTD Group, Inc.
target: PersonalCreations.com
Headquartered in San Diego, Personal Creations is a leading online provider of high quality gifts backed by superior customer service. From fresh flowers, chocolates and sweets to jewelry, accessories and other unique gifts, our brands offer a variety of great gifts for anyone’s budget.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
$126
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

1-800-Flowers, acquired Shari's Berries

synopsis: 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc, a leading provider of gifts designed to help customers express, connect, and celebrate, has acquired Shari’s Berries, an online retailer of fruit arrangements and gourmet snacks. Shari's Berries provides chocolate-dipped strawberries, handcrafted fruit arrangements, fruit baskets, and more for holidays and special occasions.
buyer: 1-800-Flowers (FLWS:$1,219.16)
1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. is a leading provider of gifts designed to help customers express, connect, and celebrate. The Company’s Celebrations Ecosystem features 1-800-Flowers.com, 1-800-Baskets.com, Cheryl’s Cookies, Harry & David, FruitBouquets.com, Moose Munch, Goodsey, Simply Chocolate, and more."
target parent: FTD Group, Inc.
target: Shari's Berries
Shari's Berries is an online retailer of fruit arrangements and gourmet snacks. Shari's Berries provides chocolate-dipped strawberries, handcrafted fruit arrangements, fruit baskets, and more for any holiday or occasion.
price ($mm)
$21
rev ($mm)
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announced 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

CHL SpA, will acquire Price4u s.r.l.

synopsis: CHL SpA, an Italian company operating in the telecommunications, information technology, e-commerce, and logistics sectors, will acquire Price4u Srl, an online store in Italy. Price4u offers various products from leading brands at competitive prices. Their products include mobile phone accessories, food, clothing, furniture, jewelry, and more.
buyer: CHL SpA (BIT:CHL:$24.84)
CHL is an Italian company that operates in the telecommunications, information technology, e-commerce, and logistics sectors. CHL operates an online marketplace that allows customers to purchase products from various shops. They offer clothing, furniture, car accessories, electronics, wine and more."
target: Price4u s.r.l.
Price4u is an online store in Italy. Price4u offers various products from leading brands at competitive prices. Their products include mobile phone accessories, wood and wine, clothing, footwear, sports, furniture, watches, jewelry, suitcases, electronics, home appliances, and more.
price ($mm)
$0.06
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closed 9/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Greenweez SAS, acquired Planeta Huerto

synopsis: Greenweez, Europe's leading online distributor of organic products, has just acquired Planeta Huerto, an online shop that offers clients information, advice, training, and quality products related to: urban gardening, gardening, bonsai, DIY, food, organic cosmetics, organic baby and children products, and more.
buyer parent: Carrefour
buyer: Greenweez SAS
Based in France, Greenweez offers more than 20 000 organic products, ecological and well-being, spread across 8 worlds: Organic Grocery, Organic Baby Food, Child, Cleaning Products, Home and Outdoor, Cooking, Health and Well-being, Beauty and Hygiene. "
target: Planeta Huerto
Based in Spain, Planeta Huerto is an online shop that offers clients information, advice, training, and quality products related to: urban gardening, gardening, bonsai, DIY, food, organic cosmetics, organic baby and children products, and more.
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closed 8/22/2018 via Company Press Release

PhotoBox Limited, acquired Greetz

synopsis: Photobox Group, Europe’s leading personalisation business, has snapped up Dutch online cards and giftingretailer Greetz. The acquisition makes Photobox Group the European market leader in online greetings cards and personal gifting.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: PhotoBox Limited
PhotoBox is Europe's leading community for sharing, printing and personal publishing with over 30 million members. They bring photos to life with award-wining print quality and fantastic range of personalised photo products, complete with loads of great design options. "
target parent: Prime Ventures
target: Greetz
Greetz is a Dutch online cards and gifting retailer. Founded in 2001 as an online greetings cards retailer, Greetz has now established itself as Holland’s number one brand in personal gifting, with strong positions in categories like online flowers, chocolate, beverages and balloons.
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announced 7/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Tea Life Co., Ltd., will acquire Lifeit Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Tea Life Co., Ltd., a Japanese mail-order company that sells healthy tea, food, supplements, and cosmetics, will be acquiring Lifeit Co., Ltd., an operator of multiple select shop mail order sites for retail. Lifeit sells a variety of items for people of all ages. They are a one-stop shop service.
buyer: Tea Life Co., Ltd. (TSE:3172:$66.10)
Tea Life Co., Ltd. is a mail-order company that sells healthy tea, food, supplements, and cosmetics. They base their items on a 'forever healthy' motto. Tea Life was founded on 1983 and is headquartered in Japan. "
target: Lifeit Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, Lifeit operates multiple select shop mail order sites for retail such as baby supplies, kids interior furniture and misc. goods, men's bags and accessories, garden supplies, beads and related goods, jewelry, and women's mountain climbing equipment. They are a one-stop shop service.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 10/3/2017 via BusinessWire

Ace Hardware Corporation, acquired The Grommet

synopsis: Ace Hardware, an American hardware retailers' cooperative based in Oak Brook, IL, has acquired a majority stake in e-commerce startup, The Grommet. The Grommet operates an e-commerce website that markets and sells new and innovative products created by independent entrepreneurs, also known as Makers.
buyer: Ace Hardware Corporation
Ace Hardware Corporation is an American hardware retailers' cooperative based in Oak Brook, Illinois, United States. It is the world’s largest hardware retail cooperative, and the largest non-grocery American retail cooperative. "
target: The Grommet
The Grommet operates an e-commerce website that markets and sells new and innovative products created by independent entrepreneurs, also known as Makers. It has discovered and launched dozens of now household brand names, including FitBit, IdeaPaint, OtterBox, SimpliSafe and SodaStream.
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announced 9/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Homeshop18, will acquire SHOP CJ Network Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: HomeShop18, India's first 24 hour Home Shopping TV channel, will acquire a 74% stake in Shop CJ Network, a 50:50 joint venture between private equity firm Providence Equity Partners and South Korean firm CJ O Shopping. Shop CJ operates a 24x7 home shopping channel and a web-based portal. Their programs showcase products from various famous brands.
buyer parent: Reliance Industries Limited
buyer: Homeshop18
HomeShop18 is India's first 24 hour Home Shopping TV channel. The company brings the perfect balance between TV shopping and online shopping with India's best online selling site, HomeShop18.com and HomeShop18 Mobile App. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: SHOP CJ Network Pvt. Ltd.
Shop CJ operates a 24x7 home shopping channel and a web-based portal. It provides unparalleled service and convenience of shopping from the comfort of their homes. These programs showcase a number of products of different genres from various famous brands or products not easily available elsewhere.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fleurop AG, acquired Bloomy Days GmbH

synopsis: Fleurop, the flower giant, has taken over the Berlin start-up Bloomy Days. Bloomy Days, based in Berlin, Germany, is a provider of online flower delivery services. Bloomy Days delivers fresh cut seasonal flowers to homes and offices for special occasions, such as birthdays, weddings and more.
buyer: Fleurop AG
Fleurop is a flower delivery network, associated with over 58,000 affiliated flower shops in over 140 countries. "
target: Bloomy Days GmbH
Bloomy Days, based in Berlin, Germany, is a provider of online flower delivery services. Bloomy Days delivers fresh cut seasonal flowers to homes and offices for special occasions, such as birthdays, weddings and more.
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announced 8/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Secret Escapes, will acquire Slevomat.cz, s.r.o.

synopsis: Secret Escapes, the UK's biggest members-only luxury hotel and holidays website, announced that it will acquire Slevomat Group. Slevomat has offices in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, where it operates flash deals sites covering holidays and health and wellbeing experiences such as spa trips and restaurant deals.
buyer: Secret Escapes
Secret Escapes operates in 21 countries worldwide and is the UK’s biggest members-only website that runs best-in-market flash sales of four-and five-star hotels and holidays. They negotiate exclusive rates for luxury hand-picked hotels and holidays in the UK and abroad, at up to 70% off the price. "
target parent: MITON CZ, s.r.o.
target: Slevomat.cz, s.r.o.
Founded in 2010, Slevomat.cz has become one of the most well-known ecommerce brands in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, selling travel and lifestyle experiences to more than 1.3 million customers.
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closed 12/29/2017 via BusinessWire

QVC, Inc., acquired HSN Inc.

synopsis: Liberty Interactive has completed the acquisition of 62% of HSN, Inc., a $3.5 billion interactive multichannel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise. HSN will join QVC, the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer and wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive.
buyer parent: Liberty Interactive Corporation
buyer: QVC, Inc. (QVCA:$10,175.00)
QVC, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Liberty Interactive Corporation, is the world's leading video and ecommerce retailer. QVC is committed to providing its customers with thousands of the most innovative and contemporary beauty, fashion, jewelry and home products. "
target: HSN Inc. (HSNI:$3,536.16)
HSN, Inc. is a $3.5 billion interactive multichannel retailer with strong direct-to-consumer expertise among its two operating segments, HSN and Cornerstone. HSNi offers innovative, differentiated retail experiences on TV, online, via mobile devices, in catalogs, and in brick and mortar stores.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,345 [$1,796]*
rev ($mm)
$3,503
EBITDA ($mm)
$244
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
10.7x
closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Rubie’s Costume Company, acquired Buyseasons, Inc.

synopsis: New Berlin online costume retailer BuySeasons Inc. has been acquired by Rubie's Costume Co. BuySeasons has grown into being the leading online retailer of costumes, accessories, party supplies, and party décor.
buyer: Rubie’s Costume Company
Rubie's, founded in 1951, bills itself as the world's largest designer, manufacturer and distributor of costumes, accessories and holiday products. It has offices in 15 countries and is a licensee for Warner Bros., Disney, Marvel, Lucasfilm, Nickelodeon and others. "
target parent: Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc.
target: Buyseasons, Inc.
BuySeasons has grown into being the leading online retailer of costumes, accessories, party supplies, and party décor. Their sites include BuyCostumes.com, CelebrateExpress.com, BirthdayExpress.com, and CostumeExpress.com.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$52
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/29/2017 via PR Newswire

jClub, acquired Choxi

synopsis: Club, a discount e-commerce retail store, announced it has acquired all of the assets, including the multi-million customer database, of Choxi.com Inc., an online shopping platform that declared bankruptcy in December 2016. Choxi sells apparel, beauty products, handbags, shoes, accessories, electronics and more.
buyer: jClub
Founded in 2014, Jclub.com is an online shopping destination that offers all daily based products like apparel from infant to adults, electronics, home goods, accessories and jewelry. "
target: Choxi
Choxi.com, Inc. operates an online store. It sells apparel, beauty products, handbags, shoes, and accessories for women and men; bath products, bedding products, kitchen products, and rugs; electronics; jewelry; products for kids; and lifestyle products.
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closed 6/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

The Book People, acquired Qwerkity

synopsis: The Book People, the UK's favourite independent bookstore that provides books, gifts, toys and stationery through their online store and catalogues, has acquired Qwerkity, a provider of unusual, practical and fun gifts for people of all ages. Qwerkity offers a unique collection of gifts online and in their catalogues.
buyer parent: Endless LLP
buyer: The Book People
The Book People operates as a book seller through their online store and catalogues. They are the UK's favourite independent bookstore, providing their customers all around the world with a place to buy books, gifts, toys and stationery with savings up to 75% off RRP. "
target: Qwerkity
Qwerkity offers unusual, practical and fun gifts for people of all ages; for children, teens, men, women, brothers and sisters, Mums, Dads and Grandparents. Ranging from gifts and accessories to home and travel gadgets, they have a unique collection online and in their catalogues.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 7/3/2017 via BNC Analysis

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired Souq.com

synopsis: Amazon.com Inc has acquired Dubai-based internet retailer Souq.com, one of the best-known names in the Middle East’s online shopping market. Souq.com, which sells consumer electronics, fashion, household items and other goods, lays claim on its website to being the largest e-commerce site in the Arab world.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$280,522.00)
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: Souq.com
Dubai-based internet retailer Souq.com is one of the best-known names in the Middle East’s online shopping market. Souq.com, which sells consumer electronics, fashion, household items and other goods, lays claim on its website to being the largest e-commerce site in the Arab world.
price ($mm)
$586
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closed 11/23/2016 via PR Newswire

Bed Bath and Beyond, acquired PersonalizationMall.com

synopsis: Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. announced that it has acquired PersonalizationMall.com, an industry-leading online retailer of personalized products based in Burr Ridge, Illinois. PersonalizationMall.com takes the guess work out of personalization by having the technology to let users to see what their gift will look like before they buy.
buyer: Bed Bath and Beyond (BBBY:$11,158.58)
Bed Bath & Beyond, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate a chain of superstores in the United States and Puerto Rico. Its stores offer domestic merchandise and home furnishings, giftware, household items, and health and beauty care items. "
target: PersonalizationMall.com
PersonalizationMall.com was founded in 1998 with headquarters located in Burr Ridge, Illinois. Their goal is to make personalized gift buying quick and easy. Their preview technology takes the guess work out of personalization by allowing users to see what their gift will look like before they buy.
price ($mm)
$190
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/24/2018 via DGAP

Aurelius AG, acquired Ideal Shopping Direct Limited

synopsis: AURELIUS Alpha Limited, a subsidiary of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA ("AURELIUS"), the listed pan-European mid-market investor, announces its acquisition of Ideal Shopping Direct ("ISD"), one of the UK's leading multi-channel home shopping retailers, from Blackstone.
buyer: Aurelius AG (XTRA:AR4:$4,131.43)
Aurelius Group is a pan-European asset manager with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, and Madrid. Aurelius has grown from a local turnaround investor to an international multi-asset manager investing in a wide range of sectors and across the capital structure. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Ideal Shopping Direct Limited
Ideal Shopping Direct (ISD) is one of the UK's leading multi-channel home shopping retailers. ISD sources, designs and sells lifestyle and crafting products to consumers via a variety of dedicated interaction channels including TV shopping channels, social media platforms, websites and live events.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$190
EBITDA ($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:$1,913.85)
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.
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closed 2/10/2012 via BNC Analysis

Ideal Shopping Direct Plc, acquired Createtoday.com

synopsis: Ideal Shopping Direct has bought ecommerce platform company createtoday.com in a move that it says will help its fast-growing Create and Craft business to outperform its craft market competitors.
buyer: Ideal Shopping Direct Plc
Ideal Shopping Direct Plc is a leading digital retailer, selling products to consumers via its television shopping channels and the internet. "
target: Createtoday.com
Createtoday.com operates as an online marektplace for greeting cards and postcards. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Peterborough, United Kingdom.
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closed 1/18/2010 via Capital IQ

Ideal Shopping Direct Plc, acquired Lead The Good Life Limited

synopsis: TV and online shopping firm Ideal Shopping Direct ("IDS") is taking over plants and garden equipment retailer Lead The Good Life Ltd ("LTGL"). IDS will acquire LTGL for for an initial consideration of £5m - £750,000 in cash and the issue of shares.
buyer: Ideal Shopping Direct Plc
Ideal Shopping Direct Plc is a leading digital retailer, selling products to consumers via its television shopping channels and the internet. "
target: Lead The Good Life Limited
Lead The Good Life Limited (dba GardenBargains.com) operates as a gardening company. It engages in the online retail of fruit, flower, and vegetable plants and seeds; seed potatoes, bulbs, and ferns, trees, and shrubs; and Mediterranean, climbing, exotic, architectural, specimen, and house plants.
price ($mm)
$9.17
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Elliott Management Corp., acquired Wordery

synopsis: Elliott Advisors (UK) Limited, an investment management firm, has acquired Wordery, one of the largest online bookshops in the UK, from the Bertram Group. Wordery provides customers an alternative outlet to buy books from at the lowest prices, offering a variety of over 10 million books to over 100 countries.
buyer: Elliott Management Corp.
Elliott Management Corporation manages approximately $40.2 billion of assets. The Elliott funds' investors include pension plans, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, funds-of-funds, high net worth individuals and families, and employees of the firm. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: Wordery
Wordery is one of the largest online bookshops in the UK, providing customers with an alternative haven to buy the books at the lowest prices. The company offers a variety of over 10 million books and provides free delivery to over 100 countries.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bertram Books, acquired Education Umbrella

synopsis: Bertram Books has acquired Education Umbrella, a leading supplier of books and digital learning resources. Bristol-based Umbrella Education provides print and digital learning resources to schools around the world.
buyer parent: Aurelius AG
buyer: Bertram Books
Bertram Books is a leading UK B2B books wholesaler. Bertram offers bespoke services, from complete stock management tools to direct fulfilment for internet retailers. "
target: Education Umbrella
Bristol-based Umbrella Education provides print and digital learning resources to schools around the world. Founded in 2011, the company has launched Education Umbrella Press, a digital publishing platform and technologies including TECbook, an online eBook system.
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closed 7/24/2018 via DGAP

Aurelius AG, acquired Ideal Shopping Direct Limited

synopsis: AURELIUS Alpha Limited, a subsidiary of AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA ("AURELIUS"), the listed pan-European mid-market investor, announces its acquisition of Ideal Shopping Direct ("ISD"), one of the UK's leading multi-channel home shopping retailers, from Blackstone.
buyer: Aurelius AG (XTRA:AR4:$4,131.43)
Aurelius Group is a pan-European asset manager with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, and Madrid. Aurelius has grown from a local turnaround investor to an international multi-asset manager investing in a wide range of sectors and across the capital structure. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Ideal Shopping Direct Limited
Ideal Shopping Direct (ISD) is one of the UK's leading multi-channel home shopping retailers. ISD sources, designs and sells lifestyle and crafting products to consumers via a variety of dedicated interaction channels including TV shopping channels, social media platforms, websites and live events.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$190
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

IK Investment Partners, will acquire Studienkreis

synopsis: IK Investment Partners, a Pan-European private equity firm, is to acquire Studienkreis GmbH, one of the leading private education providers in Germany, from Aurelius. Studienkreis offers qualified tutoring for students of all classes and types of school in all major subjects.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €9 billion of capital and invested in over 110 European companies. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: Studienkreis
Studienkreis is one of the leading private education providers in Germany. The company offers qualified tutoring for students of all classes and types of school in all major subjects. Individual support follows a scientifically proven learning concept.
price ($mm)
$85
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closed 7/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Grupo Cimcorp, acquired Getronics NV

synopsis: Grupo Cimcorp, along with a group of investors, announced the acquisition of Getronics’ global operations, including Connectis, its brand for Latin America and Brazil. Getronics is one of the global leaders in the ICT business, providing solutions for Workspace Management, Managed Cloud, UC&C, Network and Applications.
buyer: Grupo Cimcorp
One of the 10 most important ICT service providers in Brazil, Grupo Cimcorp offers innovative solutions in network, datacenter, cloud computing, UC&C and workspace. With over 600 employees and 3,000 customers, its mission is to support its customers on the Digital Transformation journey. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: Getronics NV
The Getronics family is an ICT Services group consisting of the Getronics and Connectis brands. Getronics has nearly 4500 employees in 22 countries across Europe, Asia Pacific & Latin America, and has a complete portfolio of integrated ICT services for the large enterprise and public sector markets.
price ($mm)
$251
rev ($mm)
$571
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

Publicitas AG, will acquire Publicitas AG

synopsis: Aurelius is to sell its subsidiary Publicitas, a leading advertising marketer whose head offices are located in Zurich, Switzerland, to its existing management team headed by CEO Joerg Nuernberg and CFO Dr. Carsten Brinkmeier. Publicitas has a cross-media portfolio of over 8,000 promotional offerings in Switzerland and abroad.
buyer: Publicitas AG
Publicitas is the world’s leading international media and advertising company operating in more than 25 major markets. Equipped with the latest technologies, powerful data and research capabilities, Publicitas provides advertising solutions through the most valued, targeted and effective media. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: Publicitas AG
Publicitas is the world’s leading international media and advertising company operating in more than 25 major markets. Equipped with the latest technologies, powerful data and research capabilities, Publicitas provides advertising solutions through the most valued, targeted and effective media.
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announced 8/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Studienkreis, will acquire tutoria GmbH

synopsis: Studienkreis, a company that provides tutoring services for students of all ages and adults, is to acquire tutoria GmbH, Germany’s leading digital education company which focuses on individual learning.
buyer parent: Aurelius AG
buyer: Studienkreis
Studienkreis GmbH provides tutoring services for students of all ages and adults. The company offers adult education, language tuition, and support for the talented and gifted and regular after school tuition in all courses. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: tutoria GmbH
Tutoria GmbH is Germany’s leading digital education company which focuses on individual learning. Tutoria’s core product is a comprehensive, premium service for private home tutoring – offering more than 20,000 professional tutors, interactive monitoring of success and online management of lessons.
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closed 4/17/2014 via Company Press Release

Aurelius AG, acquired AKAD Education Group

synopsis: AURELIUS Group is acquiring AKAD Bildungsgesellschaft mbH and AKAD Kolleg für Erwachsenenbildung GmbH from the Franz Cornelsen Bildungsgruppe. AKAD has an excellent reputation with students and industry and holds a strong market position as number two in the market for private distance learning universities.
buyer: Aurelius AG (XTRA:AR4:$4,131.43)
The Aurelius Group specializes in acquiring companies with development potential and providing them with operational support. With respect to the acquisition of subsidiaries, AURELIUS strives to identify, analyze, develop and exploit all available opportunities in the market. "
target parent: Franz Cornelsen Bildungsgruppe mbH
target: AKAD Education Group
The AKAD Education Company is a leader in the field of distance education. AKAD offers distance learning skills at all levels - from high school through CCI courses, subject-specific developments and international language certificates to one of the 25 undergraduate, graduate and MBA courses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$23
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Getronics NV, acquired Individual Desktop Solutions GmbH

synopsis: The Munich AURELIUS Group announced the acquisition of T-Systems subsidiary, Individual Desktop Solutions GmbH (IDS), which it will integrate with its ICT subsidiary, Getronics. IDS focuses on Onsite Desktop Services and Solutions for prestigious end-users of T-Systems International in Germany.
buyer parent: Aurelius AG
buyer: Getronics NV
Getronics has a complete portfolio of integrated ICT services for the large enterprise and public sector markets. This includes Workspace, Applications, Communication, Data Centre, Cloud, Consulting, Product and Managed Services. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: Individual Desktop Solutions GmbH
Individual Desktop Solutions GmbH (IDS) is a specialist for on-site desktop services and solutions for prestigious end-users of T-Systems International in Germany and includes 630 employees at 36 locations throughout Germany.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$110
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Aurelius AG, will acquire Publicitas AG

synopsis: The Aurelius Group is set to acquire Publicitas, an international advertising marketing agency based in Switzerland. Publicitas is a subsidiary of the listed Switzerland-based PubliGroupe, a leading provider of marketing and media sales services with its registered office in Switzerland and an international presence in selected markets.
buyer: Aurelius AG (XTRA:AR4:$4,131.43)
The Aurelius Group specializes in acquiring companies with development potential and providing them with operational support. With respect to the acquisition of subsidiaries, AURELIUS strives to identify, analyze, develop and exploit all available opportunities in the market. "
target parent: PubliGroupe S.A.
target: Publicitas AG
Publicitas is a leading international media service company and represented worldwide in over 20 countries. The company represents international media owners in local markets and offers advertising customers direct access to the most prestigious media in more than 100 countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$904
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/12/2012 via Company Press Release

Aurelius AG, acquired Studienkreis

synopsis: Aurelius is acquiring the Studienkreis Group from Franz Cornelsen Bildungsholding GmbH & Co. The Studienkreis Group provides extra tuition for children aged between six and 18 attending primary and secondary schools. The company has an excellent position in the German-speaking market and enjoys a high level of brand awareness.
buyer: Aurelius AG (XTRA:AR4:$4,131.43)
The Aurelius Group specializes in acquiring companies with development potential and providing them with operational support. With respect to the acquisition of subsidiaries, AURELIUS strives to identify, analyze, develop and exploit all available opportunities in the market. "
target parent: Franz Cornelsen Bildungsgruppe mbH
target: Studienkreis
Studienkreis GmbH provides tutoring services for students between ages of six and 18. The company offers language tuition, and support for the talented and gifted and regular after school tuition in all courses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$74
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/1/2012 via Company Press Release

Aurelius AG, acquired Getronics NV

synopsis: AURELIUS acquired 70 percent of Getronics Europe/APAC's operating units in May 2012. Getronics is a leading international provider of Information and Communication Technology services and solutions.
buyer: Aurelius AG (XTRA:AR4:$4,131.43)
The Aurelius Group specializes in acquiring companies with development potential and providing them with operational support. With respect to the acquisition of subsidiaries, AURELIUS strives to identify, analyze, develop and exploit all available opportunities in the market. "
target parent: KPN Telecom
target: Getronics NV
Getronics is a leading international provider of Information and Communication Technology services and solutions. Getronics helps organisations by providing them with the ability to share information and to work together efficiently, securely and effectively, wherever and whenever they need.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$617
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG, acquired WEBfactory GmbH

synopsis: Fidura Private Equity Fonds has sold their majority stake in the software company WEBfactory GmbH in Buchen (Odenwald) successfully to Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG (TWL). WEBFactory provides standard software for the surveillance and control of machines and industrial systems and for the online analysis and assessment of production data.
buyer: Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG
Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG (TWL) is a local utility company based in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany. TWL has for over 100 years supplied the city of Ludwigshafen with electricity, gas, refrigeration, water and district heating. "
target parent: Fidura Private Equity Fonds
target: WEBfactory GmbH
WEBfactory GmbH, headquartered in Baden-Württemberg, Buchen, provides standard software for the surveillance and control of machines and industrial systems and for the online analysis and assessment of production data.
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closed 11/28/2016 via Market Wire

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired iMDsoft

synopsis: Constellation Software Inc., announced its wholly-owned subsidiary N. Harris Computer Corporation has acquired all of the shares of I.M.D. Soft Limited a leading international clinical information systems software provider.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: N. Harris Computer Corporation
Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Health Care agencies throughout North America. Harris’ focus is on creating long-term relationships with its customers and ensuring that it meets the changing needs of its customers. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: iMDsoft
iMDsoft is a leading provider of proven clinical information systems worldwide. The Company’s products are designed to enhance quality of care for critically ill patients and improve financial performance for healthcare providers.
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closed 7/9/2012 via PR Newswire

MetrixLab, acquired MarketTools Inc.

synopsis: MetrixLab, a global provider of online consumer research services, announced that it has acquired MarketTools Research Solutions Inc., a leader in services and software for market research, from TPG Growth. MarketTools is known for pioneering some of the first research technologies on the Internet.
buyer: MetrixLab
MetrixLab is a fast-growing global provider of online consumer research services. Its solutions are employed by over half of the Top 100 Global Brands such as Microsoft, Philips, Google and Heineken. The company is headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: MarketTools Inc.
MarketTools is the leading provider of services and software for market research. Through the use of advanced respondent engagement techniques and comprehensive analytic tools, MarketTools helps clients innovate, optimize and execute programs that deliver high-value business impact.
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announced 1/31/2017 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
announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
price ($mm)
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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)
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, announced that it will acquire a majority stake in Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for preK-12th grade, from KKR.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
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closed 12/21/2016 via Company Press Release

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

synopsis: New Hope, a company that helps suppliers, manufacturers & retailers bring healthy, organic & natural products to life, has acquired the assets of Nutrition Capital Network (NCN), a company that holds four annual investor meetings which focus on investment and acquisition opportunities in branded products, ingredients and technology.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: New Hope Communications Inc.
New Hope Network is at the forefront of the healthy lifestyle products industry. With solutions for the complete supply chain from manufacturers, retailers/distributors and service providers, the network offers a robust portfolio of content, events, data, research and consultative services. "
target: Nutrition Capital Network
Nutrition Capital Network holds four annual investor meetings which focus on investment and acquisition opportunities in branded products, ingredients and technology. They facilitate financing for growing companies and introduce investors to the next generation of brands.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

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

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

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

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

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

PFGBEST, will acquire Alaron Futures & Options

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

Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC, acquired Integrity Trading Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Financial, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Integrity Trading Inc., a Direct Market Access broker/dealer that provides execution and clearing services to retail and institutional customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC
Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC is a Direct Market Access trading and trading technology development business. Formerly E*TRADE Professional Trading, LLC, the firm was acquired by the current management team in a management buyout from E*TRADE Financial in 2006. "
target: Integrity Trading Inc.
Integrity Trading International is a broker dealer registered in the United States offering clearing and execution to U.S. and foreign banks, broker dealers and individuals interested in accessing the U.S. market and reselling our services in foreign countries.
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.
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closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

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

FXCM Inc., acquired ODL Securities

synopsis: ODL Group Limited (“ODL”), a leading, independent forex, derivatives, equities and commodities broker, has been acquired by US-based FXCM Holdings LLC (“FXCM”), a leading global forex broker that caters to both retail and institutional markets.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
target: ODL Securities
ODL Securities Limited (ODLS) commenced trading early in 1995. Initially it specialised in derivatives and equities but recently has seen significant growth in foreign exchange, equity CFDs, Corporate and Government bond trading and other over-the-counter (OTC) products.
price ($mm)
$55
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$352.02
EBIT ($mm)
$202.71
Net Income ($mm)
$78.26
Employees
13693
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Ticker: AIM:BOO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boohoo.com
Boohoo.com
Boohoo.com is one of the fastest growing international etailers and has quickly evolved into a global fashion leader of its generation. Combining cutting-edge style with an affordable price tag, they design, source and market to 16-28 year olds worldwide.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$928.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$82.19
EBIT ($mm)
$69.46
Net Income ($mm)
$44.06
Employees
2126
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Ticker: ENXTPA:SRP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Showroomprive.com SARL
Showroomprive.com SARL
Showroomprive.com, SARL is an online fashion retailer, based in France. At the crossroads of fashion and innovation, Showroomprive.com offers daily to its members in France but also in eight other European countries, exclusive sales events on big brands up to 70% off.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$579.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.52
EBIT ($mm)
$9.59
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1000
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Ticker: OM:QLRO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qliro Group
Qliro Group
Qliro Group is a leading e-commerce group in the Nordic region, and its operations constitute a leading Nordic e-commerce platform with attractive payment solutions. Qliro Group’s platform is used by more than 1,200 merchants, has around 250 million visits annually.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$505.42
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
910
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Ticker: OM:BOOZT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boozt AB
Boozt AB
Sweden-based Boozt is a Nordic technology company selling fashion and beauty online. They offer customers a curated and contemporary selection of brands, relevant to a variety of lifestyles, mainly through their multi-brand webstore Boozt.com.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$322.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.35
EBIT ($mm)
$7.44
Net Income ($mm)
$4.39
Employees
359
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Ticker: CPH:SMART
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SmartGuy Group A/S
SmartGuy Group A/S
SmartGuy is a European online retailer of fashion apparel with a leading position in the Nordic region achieved through an unremitting commitment to profitable growth.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$80.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.73
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSE:3558
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LOCONDO.jp
LOCONDO.jp
Established in 2010, LOCONDO.jp is a Japanese e-commerce site offering a wide variety of fashion products. LOCONDO.jp offers popular fashion products for girls, boys, women, and men. Their products include shoes, shirts, bags, wallets, underwear, accessories, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$79.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.75
EBIT ($mm)
($0.77)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
157
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Ticker: CPSE:STYLE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stylepit A/S
Stylepit operates the e-commerce business STYLEPIT which is a European supplier of fashion clothes on the internet with a leading position in the Nordic region.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$64.18
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.79)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
24
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Ticker: TSE:3665
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Enigmo
Enigmo
Enigmo operates BUYMA, Japan’s largest social fashion website. Since launching in February 2005, BUYMA has evolved into one of the main destinations for fashion e-commerce in Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$39.18
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.66
EBIT ($mm)
$14.07
Net Income ($mm)
$5.18
Employees
77
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Ticker: MISX:AFKS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sistema JSFC
Sistema is a large private investor operating in the real sector of the Russian economy. Sistema's investment portfolio comprises stakes in predominantly Russian companies from various sectors.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$12,015.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,983.99
EBIT ($mm)
$1,619.06
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ENXTPA:MF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wendel Group
Wendel Group
Wendel is one of Europe's leading listed investment firms. The Group invests in Europe, North America and Africa in companies which are leaders in their field, such as Bureau Veritas, Cromology, Stahl, IHS, Constantia Flexibles, Allied Universal and Tsebo.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$9,427.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,374.70
EBIT ($mm)
$857.62
Net Income ($mm)
$31.05
Employees
0
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Ticker: LNC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group
Lincoln Financial Group (LFG) provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence and optimism. Today, more than 17 million customers trust LFG's retirement, insurance and wealth protection expertise.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$8,499.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
8208
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Ticker: ENXTPA:RF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eurazeo
Eurazeo
With a diversified portfolio of over 5 billion euros in assets, Eurazeo is one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe. Its purpose and mission is to identify, accelerate and enhance the transformation potential of the companies in which it invests.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,634.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,210.17
EBIT ($mm)
$841.70
Net Income ($mm)
$262.11
Employees
0
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Ticker: XTRA:AR4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aurelius AG
Aurelius AG
Aurelius Group is a pan-European asset manager with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, and Madrid. Aurelius has grown from a local turnaround investor to an international multi-asset manager investing in a wide range of sectors and across the capital structure.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4,131.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($165.89)
EBIT ($mm)
($264.57)
Net Income ($mm)
$279.98
Employees
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Ticker: RCAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS Capital
RCS Capital
RCS Capital is an investment firm expressly focused on the retail investor. They are engaged in the wholesale distribution, investment banking and capital markets businesses, and a research business focused on alternative investments.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$1,329.83
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$53.90
Employees
1467
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Ticker: NYSE:ARES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ares Management, L.P.
Ares Management, L.P.
Ares Management, L.P. is a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager. Ares has adhered to a disciplined investment philosophy that focuses on delivering strong risk-adjusted investment returns throughout market cycles.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,169.57
EBITDA ($mm)
$175.35
EBIT ($mm)
$148.18
Net Income ($mm)
$61.02
Employees
0
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Ticker: BAX:INVCORP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investcorp
Investcorp
Investcorp is a world-leading manager of alternative investments for select individuals and institutions. Founded in 1982, they’ve built a global reputation for superior performance, innovation and client service.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$452.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$188.00
EBIT ($mm)
$178.00
Net Income ($mm)
$121.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:CGEO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia Capital PLC
Georgia Capital is an investment and holding company of a diversified group focused on investing in and developing businesses in Georgia. They seek to capture growth in these sectors: renewable energy, P&C insurance, real estate, water utility, healthcare, auto services, education, & retail banking.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$443.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$78.87
EBIT ($mm)
$53.25
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: JSE:COH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited
Brimstone is an investment company in the Republic of South Africa. Brimstone invests in wealth creating businesses and enters into strategic alliances to which it contributes capital, innovative ideas, management expertise, impeccable empowerment credentials and a values driven corporate identity.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$209.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.32
EBIT ($mm)
$36.66
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSX:GCG.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guardian Capital Group
Guardian Capital Group
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$136.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.79
EBIT ($mm)
$39.58
Net Income ($mm)
$16.49
Employees
375
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Ticker: VALUE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Value8 NV
Value8 NV
Value8 NV is a listed company that invests in and provides services to small and medium-sized companies, primarily in the Benelux and Western Europe. Value8 focuses on successful enterprises in long-term growth industries including healthcare, leisure, environment and internet.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$131.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.08
EBIT ($mm)
$6.36
Net Income ($mm)
$5.02
Employees
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Ticker: AINV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apollo Investment Corporation
Apollo Investment Corporation
Apollo Investment Corporation is a leading provider of subordinated debt and equity capital to middle-market companies. We generate both current income and capital appreciation through debt and equity investments.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$98.58
EBITDA ($mm)
($33.44)
EBIT ($mm)
($33.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: JASDAQ:9816
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Striders Corporation
Striders Corporation
Striders Corporation is an investment company in Tokyo, Japan. The company focuses on investing in the real estate, hotel, information technology, and food industries. They aim to maximize the group's earnings while improving the corporate value of the companies they have invested in.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$57.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.34
EBIT ($mm)
$2.50
Net Income ($mm)
$2.05
Employees
131
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Ticker: SKJ:JNB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sekunjalo Holdings
Sekunjalo Holdings
Sekunjalo is a black-owned and black-controlled investment holding company situated in Southern Africa. Sekunjalo’s main objective is to empower previously disadvantaged individuals through job creation and maximizing shareholder wealth generation by making strategic investments.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$51.30
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$2.03
Employees
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