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closed 11/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired MagicLab

synopsis: Blackstone announced that funds managed by Blackstone are taking a majority stake in MagicLab, which builds and operates leading dating and social networking apps, including Bumble and Badoo. MagicLab’s suite of brands has connected and transformed the lives of over 500 million people around the world across dating, social, and business.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$1,913.85)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target: MagicLab
MagicLab builds and operates leading dating and social networking apps, including Bumble and Badoo. MagicLab’s suite of brands has connected and transformed the lives of over 500 million people around the world across dating, social, and business.
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announced 3/5/2020 via BusinessWire

NuCom Group, will acquire The Meet Group

synopsis: The Meet Group, Inc., a leading portfolio of mobile dating apps, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by ProSiebenSat.1's and General Atlantic’s joint company NuCom Group.
buyer parent: ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE
buyer: NuCom Group
NuCom Group is the growth partner for consumer internet companies. They create global category leaders and accelerate the growth of their portfolio companies by adding marketing power, operational expertise and clear buy-and-build strategies. "
target: The Meet Group (MEET:$206.59)
The Meet Group is a fast-growing portfolio of mobile apps designed to meet the universal need for human connection. Using innovative products and sophisticated data science, The Meet Group keeps users engaged and originates untold numbers of casual chats, friendships, dates, and marriages.
price ($mm)[EV]
$482 [$496]
rev ($mm)
$212
EBITDA ($mm)
$33
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2.4x
EV / EBITDA
15.4x
closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Match.com, acquired Harmonica

synopsis: Match Group, the online dating giant that owns different dating websites and apps, has acquired Harmonica, a mobile dating app in Egypt that has a strong focus on monogamy. Harmonica helps singles in the MENA region to find a potential life partner. Harmonica matches users to potential partners while respecting local traditions and cultures.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Match.com (MTCH:$1,863.89)
Match Group is a leading provider of dating products. They operate a portfolio of brands, including Tinder, Match, PlentyOfFish, OkCupid, OurTime, Meetic, and Pairs, each designed to increase their users' likelihood of finding a meaningful connection. "
target: Harmonica
Harmonica is a mobile dating app in Egypt that has a strong focus on monogamy. Harmonica helps singles in the MENA region to find a potential life partner. Harmonica matches users to potential partners while respecting local traditions and cultures.
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closed 4/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Freeway ApS, acquired Dating.dk

synopsis: Freeway, a Danish company that operates, owns, and develops a number of popular websites, has acquired the remaining 50% stake in Dating.dk from its Co-Founder, Peter Sønderby Wagner. Dating.dk is Denmark's largest and oldest dating site. Dating.dk's website and mobile app allows users to search and match with other singles all over Denmark.
buyer: Freeway ApS
Freeway is a private Danish company that operates, owns, and develops a number of popular websites. Freeway’s sites attract hundred thousands of users every day, and each site has its own identity, target group and its own purpose. Their websites include Avisen.dk, Plusbog.dk and many more. "
target: Dating.dk
Founded in 1998, Dating.dk is Denmark's largest and oldest dating site. Dating.dk's website and mobile app allows users to search and match with other singles all over Denmark. Dating.dk offers over 112,000 profiles and provides great customer service.
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closed 10/19/2017 via BusinessWire

The Meet Group, acquired LOVOO GmbH

synopsis: The Meet Group, Inc, a public market leader in the mobile meeting space, has completed its acquisition of Lovoo GmbH, the most downloaded dating app in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria combined. Lovoo changes people's lives by changing how they meet through innovative location-based algorithms and app radar features.
buyer: The Meet Group (MEET:$206.59)
The Meet Group is a fast-growing portfolio of mobile apps designed to meet the universal need for human connection. Using innovative products and sophisticated data science, The Meet Group keeps users engaged and originates untold numbers of casual chats, friendships, dates, and marriages. "
target: LOVOO GmbH
LOVOO is a leading European dating app and the largest German-speaking dating app by downloads. The privately held company is based in Dresden, Germany. LOVOO changes people's lives by changing how they meet through innovative location-based algorithms and app radar features.
price ($mm)
$65
rev ($mm)
$32
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2.2x
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closed 4/3/2017 via BusinessWire

MeetMe, Inc., acquired If(we), Inc.

synopsis: MeetMe, Inc., a public market leader in the mobile meeting space, has completed its acquisition of Ifwe Inc., a social and mobile technology company. if(we) operates the leading social platforms Tagged and hi5 with over five million total monthly active users worldwide.
buyer: MeetMe, Inc. (MEET:$206.59)
Through its portfolio of brands, MeetMe is meeting the universal need for human connection. MeetMe keeps its approximately two million daily active users engaged and originates untold numbers of casual chats, friendships, dates, and marriages. "
target: If(we), Inc.
if(we) operates the leading social platforms Tagged and hi5 with over five million total monthly active users worldwide. if(we) is continually developing new social applications to help realize its vision of enabling meaningful connections.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
$44
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EV / rev
1.4x
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closed 2/3/2017 via BNC Analysis

APG|SGA AG, acquired BLINQ AG

synopsis: Zurich-based dating app BLINQ has been acquired by a Swiss outdoor advertising firm, APG|SGA. BLINQ is a location-based mobile dating platform providing users a member-vetted online community to connect with interesting and open-minded people in any given area.
buyer: APG|SGA AG (SWX:APGN:$313.27)
APG|SGA SA provides outdoor advertising in Switzerland. The Company offers poster and billboard advertising at railway stations, post offices, sports stadiums and shopping centers. "
target: BLINQ AG
BLINQ is a location-based mobile dating platform providing users a member-vetted online community to connect with interesting and open-minded people in any given area. They are a start-up located in Zurich, Switzerland.
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announced 12/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Wixty Technologies Pvt Ltd., will acquire Kingr

synopsis: The leading Delhi based software company Wixty Inc. is acquiring Kingr, one of the leading dating platforms for promotion of communication between the Christians of Brazil. Kingr, like other social networking apps, is a platform where people can create their profiles, make friends, chat with them, share their thoughts and connect on a better level.
buyer: Wixty Technologies Pvt Ltd.
Delhi based Wixty Technologies is a global IT Solutions company, providing software, web and IT solutions to small, medium and large companies. It provides full-cycle services in the areas of software development, web-based enterprise solutions, web application and portal development. "
target: Kingr
Kingr is a mobile dating platform for Christians in Brazil. Kingr, like other social networking apps, is a platform where people can create their profiles, make friends, chat with them, share their thoughts and connect on a better level.
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$0.15
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closed 11/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

M14 Industries Ltd., acquired Double Limited

synopsis: M14 Industries, the white label platform used to power niche dating apps, has announced the acquisition of London-based dating platform Double. Double is a dating app which encourages users to find a friend, and look for double dates – making the whole process less intimidating and more sociable.
buyer: M14 Industries Ltd.
M14 Industries is the innovative company behind the world’s first SaaS platform for dating & social white label apps. M14 Industries provides anyone or any company the ability to make their own dating apps, with no hassle and a transparent pricing model. "
target: Double Limited
Double is a location based app for iPhone and Android which aims to make dating less awkward and more fun through double dates. The app enables singles to 'double up' with a friend and take on the dating scene as a pair, allowing the dating experience to be more social, less daunting and safer.
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closed 11/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

Datetix Group Ltd., acquired Noonswoon, Inc.

synopsis: Australian dating products and services firm DateTix Group Ltd has announced the acquisition of Thailand’s dating app provider Noonswoon in a bid to expand its footprint in Southeast Asia. Noonswoon, a dating app founded in 2013 for serious relationships claims to have over 180,000 registered users of which 1,600 are paid users.
buyer: Datetix Group Ltd. (ASX:DTX:$0.17)
DateTix Group is a leading provider of social and dating products and services, including the DateTix platform, the Lovestruck platform, and premium matchmaking services. Their platform is a mobile online marketplace that facilitates offline dates by connecting people who are nearby each other. "
target: Noonswoon, Inc.
Noonswoon, Inc. develops and markets an application that allows dating a new partner for singles in Thailand. The company is based in Thailand.
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$0.20
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closed 10/14/2015 via Yahoo, Inc.

Spark Networks, Inc., acquired JSwipe

synopsis: Spark Networks Inc., owner of JDate.com and a leader in creating communities that help individuals form life-long relationships, announced the acquisition of Smooch Labs, the owner of the popular millennial Jewish dating app JSwipe.
buyer: Spark Networks, Inc. (AMEX:LOV:$109.22)
Spark Networks owns and operates more than 30 niche-focused online properties designed to build community, including more than 20 online personals sites such as JDate®.com, ChristianMingle®.com, SilverSingles®.com and BlackSingles.com®. "
target: JSwipe
JSwipe, the fastest growing Jewish dating app, is changing how millennial Jews find love. JSwipe combines the best of geo-mobile-social dating with a clean, sleek user experience to deliver the fun, free, #future way to meet people in a local community or across the world.
price ($mm)
$7.00
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closed 5/13/2015 via BNC Analysis

Match.com, acquired Eureka, Inc.

synopsis: Japan’s Eureka, developer of dating and couple apps, was acquired by the Match Group, the original dating website and pioneer of the online dating industry.
buyer parent: IAC
buyer: Match.com (MTCH:$1,863.89)
Founded in 1995, Match.com was the original dating website and pioneer of the online dating industry. The company's comprehensive online dating services also include Chemistry.com, Singlesnet and People Media's 27 targeted websites such as BlackPeopleMeet.com and SeniorPeopleMeet.com. "
target: Eureka, Inc.
Eureka, Inc. develops dating and couple matching applications and also offers e-commerce consulting. The company was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Ebisu, Japan.
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announced 9/12/2014 via PR Newswire

Crown Baus Capital Corp., will acquire LoudCrush

synopsis: Crown Baus Capital Corp., a global acquisition-based conglomerate targeting five industries: high-tech incubation, drug development, entertainment/media, education, and financial services, is in the final stage of acquiring niche social and dating app, LoudCrush, which allows users to post videos and photos, to search for friends, and socialize.
buyer: Crown Baus Capital Corp. (CBCA.E:$0.00)
Crown Baus Capital Corp. is a global acquisition-based conglomerate targeting five primary industries: High-Tech Incubation, Drug Development, Entertainment/Media, Education, and Financial Services. The Company is based in the USA but operates globally through its subsidiary, WebCongress, Inc. "
target: LoudCrush
LoudCrush is a social and dating app. The features of LoudCrush combine functionality similar to popular apps like Facebook, Tinder and Vine, which allow users to post videos and photos, to search for friends and singles in their areas, and to chat and discreetly socialize, and even send gifts.
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announced 9/11/2017 via PR Newswire

Snap Interactive, Inc. will be merged with LiveXLive,

synopsis: LiveXLive Media, Inc., one of the only premium streaming networks devoted to live music and music-related video content, announced that it has entered into a merger agreement to acquire SNAP Interactive, Inc., a leading provider of live video social networking and interactive dating applications.
buyer: LiveXLive (OTCPK:LIVX:$37.96)
LiveXLive is one of the world's only premium internet networks devoted to live music and music-related video content. They are an online destination for music fans to enjoy premium live performances from music venues and leading music festivals around the world. "
target: Snap Interactive, Inc. (OTCPK:STVI:$24.65)
Snap Interactive, Inc. develops, owns and operates dating applications for social networking websites and mobile platforms. SNAP’s flagship brand, FirstMet.com, is a multi-platform online dating site with a large user database of approximately 30 million users.
price ($mm)[EV]
$34 [$29]
rev ($mm)
$25
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1.2x
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closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Russ Media, acquired Randivonal

synopsis: Russmedia, the most progressive media company in Europe, has acquired Randivonal, Hungary's online partner search site. Randivonal helps customers with customized offers, a variety of search and contact methods, highlights, tips, and helpful customer services.
buyer: Russ Media
Russmedia is the most progressive media company in Europe, with subsidiaries in 5 European countries. Products are concentrating on either regional or vertical niches. Their portfolio consists of 10 daily newspapers, 64 weekly papers, more than 100 websites, 2 printing plants and 1 radio station. "
target parent: Dating Central Europe Zrt.
target: Randivonal
Randivonal is Hungary's online partner search site for 20 years. They help customers with customized offers, a variety of search and contact methods, highlights, tips, and helpful customer services. In order to maintain seriousness, all datasheets are checked to filter out false registrations.
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closed 7/1/2019 via BusinessWire

Spark Networks SE, acquired Zoosk, Inc.

synopsis: Spark Networks SE, a leading global dating company, has acquired Zoosk, Inc. Through its Behavioural Matchmaking technology, Zoosk personalizes the dating experience by learning from the actions of over 35 million members to deliver better matches. The acquisition makes Spark the second-largest dating company in North America in revenues.
buyer: Spark Networks SE (AMEX:LOV:$109.22)
Spark Networks SE is a leading global dating company with a portfolio of premium brands designed for singles seeking serious long-term relationships. The company has a presence in 29 countries worldwide and is publicly listed on the NYSE American LLC exchange under the ticker symbol "LOV". "
target: Zoosk, Inc.
Zoosk is a leading online dating company that personalizes the dating experience to help singles find the person and relationship that’s just right for them. Zoosk’s Behavioural Matchmaking technology learns from the actions of over 35 million members in order to deliver better matches.
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$255
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announced 5/22/2018 via Company Press Release

IBJ, Inc., will acquire Diverse Inc.

synopsis: Japanese social network mixi, Inc. will sell Diverse, Inc., an online dating business, to IBJ, Inc. Based in Tokyo, Diverse provides various marriage partner introduction and dating services, and has developed an online matchmaking platform suited to the changing lifestyles of Japanese people.
buyer: IBJ, Inc. (TSE:6071:$90.16)
IBJ, Inc. provides a wide array of marriage hunting services to connect people. They operate an online marriage hunting network, as well as offline marriage hunting events. IBJ was established in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: Mixi, Inc.
target: Diverse Inc.
Based in Tokyo, Diverse provides various marriage partner introduction and dating services, and has developed an online matchmaking platform suited to the changing lifestyles of Japanese people today in an effort to create opportunities for more singles to meet via the Internet.
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$4.74
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closed 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

PAG, acquired Zhenai Inc.

synopsis: PAG Asia Capital, an Asian alternative investment management group, has acquired a majority stake in Zhenai Inc., a leading provider of online dating and matchmaking services in China. Zhenai provides integrated Internet and telephone matchmaking services to China's rapidly growing single population who are looking for long-term relationships.
buyer: PAG
PAG was founded in 2002 and has grown to become one of Asia’s largest independent alternative investment management groups with US$16 billion in capital under management across private equity, real estate, and absolute returns. "
target: Zhenai Inc.
Zhenai Inc. is a leading provider of online dating and matchmaking services in China. Zhenai provides integrated Internet and telephone matchmaking services to China's rapidly growing single population who are looking for long-term relationships.
price ($mm)
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$242
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closed 6/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ohlala, acquired Ohlala

synopsis: Pia Poppenreiter, the founder of the online paid dating platform Ohlala, has acquired the company in a management buyout. Ohlala is the first online dating platform that facilitates payment between users, allowing male users to request paid dates with female users.
buyer: Ohlala
Ohlala is an online platform for paid dates, bringing users the most efficient and safe way to contact each other. Ohlala is the first online dating platform that facilitates payment between users, allowing male users to request paid dates with female users. "
target: Ohlala
Ohlala is an online platform for paid dates, bringing users the most efficient and safe way to contact each other. Ohlala is the first online dating platform that facilitates payment between users, allowing male users to request paid dates with female users.
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closed 5/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Lunch Actually Pte Ltd, acquired Setipe

synopsis: Setipe, the biggest online matchmaking service in Indonesia, has been acquired by Singapore-based dating services provider Lunch Actually Group. Setipe's online matchmaking service provides singles a private, safer and more effective place to meet other compatible singles.
buyer: Lunch Actually Pte Ltd
Lunch Actually is Asia’s first lunch dating specialist who arranges fun and quality dates for busy, pro-active single professionals in a discreet, fun and no pressure environment. It provides a safe, convenient and non-intimidating avenue for busy professionals to meet like-minded people. "
target: Setipe
Setipe.com is an Indonesian online matchmaking service for singles to have a private, safer and more effective place to meet other compatible singles. They curate and introduce matches using demographic, preference, psycho-graphic and social-economic factors.
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closed 11/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired MagicLab

synopsis: Blackstone announced that funds managed by Blackstone are taking a majority stake in MagicLab, which builds and operates leading dating and social networking apps, including Bumble and Badoo. MagicLab’s suite of brands has connected and transformed the lives of over 500 million people around the world across dating, social, and business.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$1,913.85)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target: MagicLab
MagicLab builds and operates leading dating and social networking apps, including Bumble and Badoo. MagicLab’s suite of brands has connected and transformed the lives of over 500 million people around the world across dating, social, and business.
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$3,000
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closed 6/25/2020 via GlobeNewswire

HelpSystems, LLC, acquired Titus Inc.

synopsis: HelpSystems has acquired Titus and Boldon James. Headquartered in Ottawa, Titus is a leader in providing solutions that enable businesses to accelerate their adoption of data protection. The acquisition establishes a leading platform in data classification and meets customers’ needs for a comprehensive, powerful suite of data security options.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: HelpSystems, LLC
HelpSystems is a software company focused on helping exceptional organizations Build a Better IT. The company's cybersecurity and automation solutions simplify critical IT processes to give its customers peace of mind. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Titus Inc.
Ottawa-based Titus is a leader in providing solutions that enable businesses to accelerate their adoption of data protection. The company’s products enable organizations to discover, classify, protect, analyze, and share information.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Change Healthcare Corporation, acquired eRx Network, LLC

synopsis: Change Healthcare bought back its pharmacy unit, eRx Network. eRx Network, LLC provides pharmacy claims switching and secure electronic prescription routing solutions that are designed to help retail pharmacies improve operational efficiency, optimize reimbursement and improve pharmacy profitability and customer loyalty.
buyer: Change Healthcare Corporation (CHNG:$0.00)
Change Healthcare is a leading independent healthcare technology company that provides data and analytics-driven solutions to improve clinical, financial and patient engagement outcomes in the U.S. healthcare system. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: eRx Network, LLC
eRx Network, LLC provides pharmacy claims switching and secure electronic prescription routing solutions that are designed to help retail pharmacies improve operational efficiency, optimize reimbursement and improve pharmacy profitability and customer loyalty.
price ($mm)
$213
rev ($mm)
$67
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3.2x
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closed 4/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired HealthEdge

synopsis: Blackstone announced that funds managed by Blackstone have completed their previously announced acquisition of a majority stake in HealthEdge Software, a leading healthcare technology company that delivers next generation Core Administrative Processing Systems (CAPS) solutions to customers across the healthcare ecosystem.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$1,913.85)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Psilos Group
target: HealthEdge
HealthEdge is a cutting edge software company focused on providing next-generation core administration and care coordination for transformative health plans. Their patented, language-based technology platform, HealthRules®, is delivered to customers via the HealthEdge Cloud or on-site deployment.
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closed 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, acquired iQ Student Accommodation

synopsis: Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and the Wellcome Trust announced the sale of iQ Student Accommodation (“iQ”) to Blackstone. iQ is one of the UK’s leading providers of Purpose Built Student Accommodation. iQ’s portfolio of purpose-built assets is concentrated in London, where iQ is the largest owner of student accommodation.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$1,913.85)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
target: iQ Student Accommodation
Based in the UK, iQ Student Accommodation provides the best home-from-home environment from which 28,000 university students can confidently make the most of the opportunities open to them. iQ’s portfolio is concentrated in London - where it is the largest owner of student accommodation.
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$6,015
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closed 4/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Ultimate Software Group merged with Kronos Incorporated,

synopsis: Kronos Incorporated, a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions, has merged with Ultimate Software, a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Kronos Incorporated
Kronos is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos industry-centric workforce applications are purpose-built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and government agencies of all sizes. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Ultimate Software Group (ULTI:$1,140.55)
Ultimate Software is a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions. Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, and time and labor management solutions that connect people with the information they need to work more effectively.
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

International Market Centers, acquired Pharos by Whereoware

synopsis: International Market Centers announced its launch of IMC_di, a wholly-owned, stand-alone, B2B e-commerce division, with the acquisition of Pharos (formerly a division of Whereoware). Pharos is an integrated sales, marketing and commissioning software tailor-made for the gift and home furnishings industry.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: International Market Centers
International Market Centers (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. IMC owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. "
target: Pharos by Whereoware
Pharos enables Vendors and their Sales Rep partners to modernize their business through easy-to-use and affordable e-commerce, marketing, and sales software. Pharos is a one-stop-shop for an impressive and effective online experience.
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

International Market Centers, acquired RepZio

synopsis: International Market Centers (“IMC”) announced its launch of IMC_di, a wholly-owned, stand-alone, B2B e-commerce division, with the acquisition of RepZio. RepZio is a patented business-to-business sales solution and digital marketplace enabling wholesale vendors and buyers to connect and transact on a B2B basis.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: International Market Centers
International Market Centers (IMC) is the world’s largest operator of premier showroom space for furniture, gift, home décor, rug, and apparel industries. IMC owns and operates nearly 20 million square feet of world-class exhibition space in High Point, N.C., Las Vegas and Atlanta. "
target: RepZio
RepZio is a patented business-to-business sales solution and digital marketplace enabling wholesale vendors and buyers to connect and transact on a B2B basis.
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closed 11/13/2019 via GlobeNewswire

PSAV, acquired Eclipse Group

synopsis: PSAV, a global leader in event experiences, acquired Eclipse, a leading audiovisual and live event production and venue company in Dubai. eclipse is well known in the Gulf Cooperation Council as a leader in project management, equipment rental, and technical services.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: PSAV (PSAV:$0.00)
PSAV is a global leader in event experiences, providing creative, production, advanced technology and staging services to help meeting planners deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at their meetings, trade shows and special events. "
target: Eclipse Group
Headquartered in Dubai, Eclipse is a key leader in the regional event industry, with a well-earned reputation for creativity, commitment to health and safety and client satisfaction. Specializing in project management, equipment rental and technical services, Eclipse supports live events.
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closed 11/8/2019 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired MagicLab

synopsis: Blackstone announced that funds managed by Blackstone are taking a majority stake in MagicLab, which builds and operates leading dating and social networking apps, including Bumble and Badoo. MagicLab’s suite of brands has connected and transformed the lives of over 500 million people around the world across dating, social, and business.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$1,913.85)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target: MagicLab
MagicLab builds and operates leading dating and social networking apps, including Bumble and Badoo. MagicLab’s suite of brands has connected and transformed the lives of over 500 million people around the world across dating, social, and business.
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$3,000
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closed 10/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Ascend Learning, acquired ClubConnect

synopsis: Ascend Learning has completed the acquisition of ClubConnect - the market leader in health club software, supporting gym employee onboarding, educational development and credential verification. ClubConnect’s products and services are available in over 8,000 health clubs and gyms across the U.S., Canada, Australia and the Middle East.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics that enable institutions, students and employers to succeed in healthcare and other high-growth, licensure-driven professions. "
target parent: Inspire360, Inc.
target: ClubConnect
With a focus on staff training and compliance, ClubConnect is the fastest-growing health club software in the world with over 8,000 locations. The ClubConnect platform launched in 2013 and has grown to 8,000 club locations with clients including LifeTime Fitness, Gold’s Gym, and Anytime Fitness.
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closed 9/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Ascend Learning, purchased Allied Health Titles from Wolters Kluwer Health

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health has completed the sale of certain allied health titles to Ascend Learning, LLC. The titles were part of the Health Learning, Research & Practice (HLRP) business and include print and digital books in specialties, such as dental hygiene and massage therapy.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics that enable institutions, students and employers to succeed in healthcare and other high-growth, licensure-driven professions. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Health
The acquisition includes certain allied health titles from Wolters Kluwer Health. The titles were part of the Health Learning, Research & Practice (HLRP) business and include print and digital books in specialties, such as dental hygiene and massage therapy.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/27/2019 via Financial Times

London Stock Exchange Group, will acquire Refinitiv

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group, a diversified international market infrastructure and capital markets business sitting at the heart of the world's financial community, will acquire Refinitiv, a company that provides information, insights and technology that drive innovation and performance in global financial markets.
buyer: London Stock Exchange Group (LSE:LSE:$3,752.59)
London Stock Exchange Group is a diversified international market infrastructure and capital markets business sitting at the heart of the world's financial community. The Group operates a broad range of international equity, bond and derivatives markets. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Refinitiv
Refinitiv provides information, insights and technology that drive innovation and performance in global financial markets. Their heritage of integrity enables customers to make critical decisions with confidence while their best-in-class data and cutting-edge technologies enable greater opportunity.
price ($mm)
$27,000
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Vungle

synopsis: Blackstone, one of the world's leading investment firms, announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have acquired Vungle, a leading performance marketing platform for in-app video advertisements on mobile devices.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$1,913.85)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target: Vungle
Vungle is the trusted guide for growth and engagement, transforming how people discover and experience apps. Mobile application developers partner with Vungle to monetize their apps through innovative in-app ad experiences that are inspired by insight and crafted with creativity.
price ($mm)
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announced 5/23/2019 via BusinessWire

Refinitiv, will acquire AlphaDesk

synopsis: Refinitiv will acquire AlphaDesk, a cloud-based Order Management System (OMS) that offers order and portfolio management, risk, and compliance solutions for buy-side clients. AlphaDesk adds a multi-asset class and multi-currency OMS platform with flexible workflows, adaptable to the differing needs of individual buy-side traders and asset managers.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Refinitiv
Refinitiv is a provider of financial market data and infrastructure. It provides leading data and insights, trading platforms, and open data and technology platforms that connect a thriving global financial markets community. "
target parent: SGGG Fund Services Inc.
target: AlphaDesk
Toronto, Canada based AlphaDesk delivers real-time order, portfolio, and operations management tools to fund managers. The managed cloud service supports multiple portfolios, strategies, asset types, currencies and custodians in a single, integrated solution.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/22/2019 via PR Newswire

Clicksafety.com, Inc., acquired SPAN Safety Workshops

synopsis: ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has acquired SPAN International Training, the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clicksafety.com, Inc.
ClickSafety, a leader in online safety training for construction and general industries, has delivered award-winning online safety training to more than 10,000 organizations worldwide. It was the first to offer the OSHA 10-Hour and OSHA 30-Hour safety courses online. "
target: SPAN Safety Workshops
SPAN International Training LLC, is the leading provider of certification exam study materials for safety, health and environmental professionals. SPAN professional development programs help clients achieve important career goals through advancing competencies for safety management excellence.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/22/2019 via Company Press Release

Endeavor Business Media, LLC, purchased Multiple Operating Units from PennWell Corporation

synopsis: Endeavor Business Media has announced the acquisition of a number of the former PennWell media properties from Clarion Events including titles covering the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities.
buyer parent: Resolute Capital Partners
buyer: Endeavor Business Media, LLC
Endeavor Business Media, LLC was formed in late 2017 to acquire and operate trade publications, websites and events. From e-newsletters to monthly magazines to live in-person events, the company provides the best opportunities for readers to stay knowledgeable and B2B advertisers to remain relevant."
seller parent: Blackstone Group LP
seller: PennWell Corporation
The multiple operating units of PennWell include titles covering the oil and gas industry, industrial technology, dentistry, and water utilities. PennWell Corporation is a highly diversified business-to-business media and conference and exhibition company.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/3/2019 via BusinessWire

A Consortium of 5 Buyers acquired Ultimate Software Group

synopsis: Ultimate Software Group Inc, a cloud-based human resources applications developer, has been bought by an investor group led by private equity firm Hellman & Friedman. The investor group also includes Blackstone Group LP, GIC Pte Ltd, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and JMI Equity.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$1,913.85)
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: GIC
buyer: JMI Equity
buyer: CPP Investment Board
Hellman & Friedman is one of the oldest and most experienced private equity investment firms. The investor group also includes Blackstone Group LP, GIC Pte Ltd, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and JMI Equity, which are investment companies. "
target: Ultimate Software Group (ULTI:$1,140.55)
Ultimate Software is a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions. Ultimate’s award-winning UltiPro delivers HR, payroll, talent, and time and labor management solutions that connect people with the information they need to work more effectively.
price ($mm)[EV]
$10,971 [$10,821]
rev ($mm)
$1,141
EBITDA ($mm)
$123
EV / rev
9.5x
EV / EBITDA
88.0x
announced 1/14/2019 via Company Press Release

PSAV, will acquire Encore Event Technologies

synopsis: PSAV, a global leader in event experiences, have entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Encore Event Technologies, a global provider of event technology, staging and production services. Encore operates as both an in-house partner to some of the world’s leading resorts, hotels and casinos, as well as a creative production company.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: PSAV (PSAV:$0.00)
PSAV is a global leader in event experiences, providing creative, production, advanced technology and staging services to help meeting planners deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at their meetings, trade shows and special events. "
target parent: The Freeman Companies
target: Encore Event Technologies
Encore Event Technologies is a provider of audiovisual, event technology, staging and production services. Encore operates as both an in-house partner to some of the world’s leading resorts, hotels and casinos, as well as a creative production company for clients around the world.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/8/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Mphasis Corporation, acquired Stelligent

synopsis: Stelligent, a technology services company specializing in DevOps automation on Amazon Web Services (AWS), announced that it has been acquired by Mphasis, a global information technology (IT) solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Mphasis Corporation (BSE:526299:$986.43)
Mphasis is a global information technology (IT) solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services. Specific areas of expertise include customer-centric digital transformation and personalization, cloud computing, and infrastructure efficiency and agility. "
target parent: Pamlico Capital
target: Stelligent
Stelligent Systems is a technology services company that provides DevOps automation on Amazon Web Services (AWS). As an APN Advanced Consulting Partner, their services empower customers to achieve increased agility, confidence and cost savings from their applications in the AWS Cloud.
price ($mm)
$25
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/26/2018 via GlobeNewswire

PSAV, acquired FMAV

synopsis: PSAV, a global leader in event experiences, is pleased to announce the acquisition of FMAV, a leading audiovisual and live event production company in Canada. FMAV has a celebrated customer base throughout Canada’s major metropolitan areas who rely on the company’s services to engage their audiences.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: PSAV (PSAV:$0.00)
PSAV is a global leader in event experiences, providing creative, production, advanced technology and staging services to help meeting planners deliver more dynamic and impactful experiences at their meetings, trade shows and special events. "
target: FMAV
Based in Canada, FMAV is the audiovisual and event technology company for people who plan meetings and live events. They trust FMAV because they intimately understand the importance and the emotion of what they're been tasked with: to create a connection.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/28/2016 via Market Wire

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired iMDsoft

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

MetrixLab, acquired MarketTools Inc.

synopsis: MetrixLab, a global provider of online consumer research services, announced that it has acquired MarketTools Research Solutions Inc., a leader in services and software for market research, from TPG Growth. MarketTools is known for pioneering some of the first research technologies on the Internet.
buyer: MetrixLab
MetrixLab is a fast-growing global provider of online consumer research services. Its solutions are employed by over half of the Top 100 Global Brands such as Microsoft, Philips, Google and Heineken. The company is headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: MarketTools Inc.
MarketTools is the leading provider of services and software for market research. Through the use of advanced respondent engagement techniques and comprehensive analytic tools, MarketTools helps clients innovate, optimize and execute programs that deliver high-value business impact.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

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

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

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

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

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

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

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

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

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

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

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

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

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

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

synopsis: Nordnet Bank AB has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Finnish company eQ, from Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank hf. eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57 000 customer and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
buyer: Nordnet Bank AB
The Nordnet Group provides user-friendly and cost efficient services to private investors and companies within share trading, mutual fund investments and pension savings plans. The holding company, Nordnet AB (plc), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. "
target parent: Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank, hf.
target: eQ Corporation
eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57,000 customers and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

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

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

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

FXCM Inc., acquired ODL Securities

synopsis: ODL Group Limited (“ODL”), a leading, independent forex, derivatives, equities and commodities broker, has been acquired by US-based FXCM Holdings LLC (“FXCM”), a leading global forex broker that caters to both retail and institutional markets.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
target: ODL Securities
ODL Securities Limited (ODLS) commenced trading early in 1995. Initially it specialised in derivatives and equities but recently has seen significant growth in foreign exchange, equity CFDs, Corporate and Government bond trading and other over-the-counter (OTC) products.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
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$10.75
Employees
302
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Ticker: JASDAQ:6175
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net Marketing Co., Ltd.
Net Marketing Co., Ltd.
Net Marketing Co.,Ltd. is a Japan-based company that provides affiliate advertising services to various businesses. The company also provides an online matchmaking and dating service through their Omiai mobile app.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.05
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$2.46
Net Income ($mm)
$1.58
Employees
98
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Ticker: ASX:DTX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Datetix Group Ltd.
Datetix Group Ltd.
DateTix is a mobile and location-based social platform to meet new people for in person and on-demand dates. Whether for friendships, casual dating, serious relationships, or business networking, DateTix connects the right people with each other through amazing dates.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$0.17
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.84)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MEECF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meetic SA
Meetic SA
Meetic SA is the leader in the European online dating market. It is established in 16 European countries and is available in 13 languages. Meetic is a French stock corporation, with its registered office in Paris.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$215.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.94
EBIT ($mm)
$41.24
Net Income ($mm)
$15.30
Employees
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Ticker: DB:TFA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tomorrow Focus AG
Tomorrow Focus AG
Tomorrow Focus AG is based in Munich, Germany, and is one of the leading exchange-listed Internet groups in Germany. The Group has a workforce of around 750, and its business operations are divided into three segments: Online-Travel, Publishing and Subscription.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$184.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.23
EBIT ($mm)
($0.07)
Net Income ($mm)
$19.84
Employees
789
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Ticker: AMEX:LOV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spark Networks SE
Spark Networks SE
Spark Networks SE is a leading global dating company with a portfolio of premium brands designed for singles seeking serious long-term relationships. The company has a presence in 29 countries worldwide and is publicly listed on the NYSE American LLC exchange under the ticker symbol "LOV".
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$109.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.99)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
306
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Ticker: TSE:6071
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IBJ, Inc.
IBJ, Inc. provides a wide array of marriage hunting services to connect people. They operate an online marriage hunting network, as well as offline marriage hunting events. IBJ was established in 2006 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$90.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.21
EBIT ($mm)
$13.94
Net Income ($mm)
$9.67
Employees
406
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cupid plc
Cupid plc
Cupid plc is the leading network of Internet dating websites in the United Kingdom and other markets, with over 54 million members across 58 countries. The company provides a platform that allows people to get together for fun, dating, romance, and friendship.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$39.57
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.62
EBIT ($mm)
$6.50
Net Income ($mm)
$4.82
Employees
231
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Ticker: CRCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Care.com, Inc.
Care.com, Inc.
Care.com is the world’s largest online destination for finding and managing family care. The company spans 20 countries, including the US, the United Kingdom, Canada and parts of Western Europe. Care.com’s web and mobile platforms enable families to connect to care providers and caregiving services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$207.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.08
EBIT ($mm)
$7.33
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1446
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Ticker: BSE:532777
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Info Edge
Info Edge
Starting with a classified recruitment online business, naukri.com, Info Edge has grown and diversified rapidly. Info Edge is India’s premier online classifieds company in recruitment, matrimony, real estate, education and related services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$173.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.97
EBIT ($mm)
$43.65
Net Income ($mm)
$50.50
Employees
1676
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group
New Media Investment Group Inc. is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing their digital initiatives such as ThriveHive, a digital marketing services business.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,588.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$152.66
EBIT ($mm)
$66.41
Net Income ($mm)
$0.86
Employees
10847
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the UK. Through their Websites MoneySuperMarket.com, MoneySavingExpert.com, and TravelsuperMarket.com, they provide online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Ticker: TSE:6048
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan, Inc.
DesignOne Japan is an internet media company in Japan. DesignOne Japan operates Ekiten, one of the largest local information word-of-mouth sites in Japan. Ekiten enables people to find information and reviews for all kinds of shops and services, including restaurants, hair salons, dentists and more.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$20.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.05
EBIT ($mm)
$3.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1.88
Employees
120
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Ticker: SFIX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix
Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that delivers a truly personalized Fix of accessibly priced items directly to doors across the United States. Stitch Fix hand picks pieces for each client, to ultimately help them look and feel their best.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,463.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.05
EBIT ($mm)
$29.86
Net Income ($mm)
$47.99
Employees
6600
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Ticker: KKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, capital markets, credit strategies, and hedge funds. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,733.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,096.97
Employees
0
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Ticker: NYSE:APO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management, LLC and its subsidiaries is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit and real estate, with significant distressed expertise.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,833.48
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$843.19
Employees
0
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Ticker: RTOBF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ratos AB
Ratos AB
Ratos is a private equity company that invests in Nordic companies where their core expertise as a professional, active and responsible owner over time creates good value growth. Added value is created in connection with acquisition, development and divestment of these primarily unlisted companies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,530.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.89
EBIT ($mm)
$80.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SIVB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank helps innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. They provide a full range of financial services to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,387.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$824.79
Employees
2836
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Ticker: BX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,913.85
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$501.89
Employees
0
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,544.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.20
EBIT ($mm)
$293.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments. They emphasize an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt, control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,315.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.51
EBIT ($mm)
$331.49
Net Income ($mm)
$224.77
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSX:ONEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onex Corporation
Onex Corporation
Founded in 1984, Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. They acquire and build high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. They also invest in non-investment grade debt through credit funds and collateralized loan obligations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,081.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$857.00
EBIT ($mm)
$822.00
Net Income ($mm)
$4,277.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: COWN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm that operates through two business segments: a broker dealer and an investment management division. Cowen Inc. focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to their clients in order to help them outperform.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$865.94
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$36.16
Employees
0
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Ticker: EQT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EQT AB
EQT AB
EQT is a leading Swedish investment firm with more than EUR 61B in raised capital across 29 funds and around EUR 40B in assets under management. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19B and approximately 110,000 employees.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$670.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$215.55
EBIT ($mm)
$199.55
Net Income ($mm)
$178.52
Employees
0
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Ticker: PSEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prospect Capital Corporation
Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company that operates as a closed-end, non-diversified investment company that lends to and invests in energy-related businesses.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$625.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$433.31
Net Income ($mm)
$292.38
Employees
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Ticker: TGOPF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3i Group Plc
3i Group Plc
3i Group plc is a multinational private equity and venture capital company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has offices in 13 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe and had total assets under management of £10.5 billion as at 31 March 2012.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$403.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.93
EBIT ($mm)
$253.21
Net Income ($mm)
$265.62
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:FIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fimalac SA
Fimalac SA
Fimalac is a diversified holding company, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, founded and managed by Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière. Fimalac Group is engaged in private equity, digital media, live shows and hotels and recreation.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$392.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($13.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($54.12)
Net Income ($mm)
$68.47
Employees
2911
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Ticker: GIMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gimv
Gimv
Gimv is a European investment company with over three decades of experience in private equity and venture capital. Gimv currently manages around EUR 1.8 billion (including co-investment partnerships) of investments in about 50 portfolio companies.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$244.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$205.78
EBIT ($mm)
$204.62
Net Income ($mm)
$119.37
Employees
0
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Ticker: MAIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation is a principal investment firm that provides long-term debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies and debt capital to middle market companies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$238.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$205.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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