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closed 1/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

OpSec Security, Inc., acquired MarkMonitor Inc.

synopsis: OpSec Security, the global leader in anti-counterfeiting and brand protection solutions, has acquired MarkMonitor Brand Protection assets from Clarivate Analytics. MarkMonitor, the leading enterprise-level domain registrar, uses domain industry data and insights to establish and protect domain portfolios for the world's leading brands.
buyer: OpSec Security, Inc. (AIM:OS:$94.11)
OpSec Security is the global leader in protecting, authenticating, and enhancing their customers'​ brands, services and revenues. OpSec delivers a comprehensive suite of end-to-end solutions, including advanced physical security technologies and online/e-commerce monitoring and analysis. "
target parent: Clarivate Analytics
target: MarkMonitor Inc.
MarkMonitor, the leading enterprise-level domain registrar, uses domain industry data, insights and 20+ years of expertise to establish and protect domain portfolios for the world's leading brands.
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closed 9/4/2012 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters Scientific, acquired MarkMonitor Inc.

synopsis: The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has officially completed the acquisition of MarkMonitor®, a global leader in online brand protection. The acquisition of MarkMonitor, headquartered in San Francisco, will strengthen the broad portfolio of intellectual property solutions from Thomson Reuters.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Scientific (:$964.58)
Thomson Intellectual Property & Science provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. It offers Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, and Scholarly Research, Publishing & Analysis services. "
target parent: Institutional Venture Partners
target: MarkMonitor Inc.
As a global leader in online brand protection, MarkMonitor uses a SaaS delivery model to provide advanced technology and expertise that protects the revenues and reputations of the world's leading brands.
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closed 1/22/2014 via AP - Associated Press

CPA Global, acquired Patrafee

synopsis: CPA Global, one of the world's top intellectual property (IP) management and software specialists, announced the acquisition of leading Nordic IP services provider Patrafee AB. Patrafee AB offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target: Patrafee
Patrafee is an intellectual property (IP) services and software company. It offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide. Patrafee has more than 30 years' experience of IP management as a market leader in the Nordic countries.
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closed 8/24/2005 via PR Newswire

Computer Patent Annuities Limited Partnership, acquired FoundationIP

synopsis: The world's leading IP management specialists, Computer Patent Annuities Limited Partnership (CPA) is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of Minneapolis based FoundationIP.
buyer: Computer Patent Annuities Limited Partnership
CPA is the world's leading IP management specialist. With over 35 years of patent and trademark experience and approximately 40,000 clients across the globe, CPA performs over one million renewals annually. "
target: FoundationIP
FoundationIP provides an intuitive, integrated, customizable environment for corporations & law firms to manage Intellectual Property matters in a collaborative manner. The system is offered in an ASP environment, meaning that there is no software to buy or equipment to purchase or maintain.
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closed 2/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

CPA Global, acquired First To File

synopsis: CPA Global acquired IP-focused document management company First To File Inc. First To File, Inc. develops and delivers IP information management technology solutions.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target: First To File
First To File, Inc. develops and delivers IP information management technology solutions. First to File’s® Electronic File Room™ is the world’s leading web-based, patent prosecution and management service.
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closed 8/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Mitratech, Inc., acquired CaseTrack

synopsis: Mitratech, the market-leading provider of Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solutions, announced that it has acquired the CaseTrack product line from Economic Analysis Group, Ltd. (EAG). CaseTrack is a powerful, yet simple to use matter management and electronic billing software service (SaaS) for in-house legal departments.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Mitratech, Inc.
Mitratech is the most trusted, market-leading provider of fully-integrated Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solutions for over 750 global legal departments of all sizes, representing 7 of the Fortune 10, almost 40% percent of the Fortune 500, and over 100,000 users in over 150 countries. "
target parent: Economic Analysis Group Ltd.
target: CaseTrack
CaseTrack is a powerful, yet simple to use matter management and electronic billing software service (SaaS) for in-house legal departments.
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announced 7/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., will acquire PatentCore

synopsis: Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., a LexisNexis company, will acquire PatentCore, developer of the LexisNexis® PatentAdvisorSM solution suite. PatentAdvisor is a suite of easy-to-use, web-based patent analytics tools that make patent prosecution a more strategic and predictable process for IP-driven companies and law firms.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Technology and Information Services Inc.
Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., a LexisNexis® company, serves its clients in the public and private sectors with the expertise required in the technology-focused fields of Intellectual Property services, Life Sciences and Web Archiving. "
target: PatentCore
PatentCore is the Minneapolis-based, privately held developer of the LexisNexis® PatentAdvisorSM solution suite. PatentAdvisor is a suite of easy-to-use, web-based patent analytics tools that make patent prosecution a more strategic and predictable process for IP-driven companies and law firms.
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closed 1/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

OpSec Security, Inc., acquired MarkMonitor Inc.

synopsis: OpSec Security, the global leader in anti-counterfeiting and brand protection solutions, has acquired MarkMonitor Brand Protection assets from Clarivate Analytics. MarkMonitor, the leading enterprise-level domain registrar, uses domain industry data and insights to establish and protect domain portfolios for the world's leading brands.
buyer: OpSec Security, Inc. (AIM:OS:$94.11)
OpSec Security is the global leader in protecting, authenticating, and enhancing their customers'​ brands, services and revenues. OpSec delivers a comprehensive suite of end-to-end solutions, including advanced physical security technologies and online/e-commerce monitoring and analysis. "
target parent: Clarivate Analytics
target: MarkMonitor Inc.
MarkMonitor, the leading enterprise-level domain registrar, uses domain industry data, insights and 20+ years of expertise to establish and protect domain portfolios for the world's leading brands.
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closed 9/4/2012 via PR Newswire

Thomson Reuters Scientific, acquired MarkMonitor Inc.

synopsis: The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters has officially completed the acquisition of MarkMonitor®, a global leader in online brand protection. The acquisition of MarkMonitor, headquartered in San Francisco, will strengthen the broad portfolio of intellectual property solutions from Thomson Reuters.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Scientific (:$964.58)
Thomson Intellectual Property & Science provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. It offers Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, and Scholarly Research, Publishing & Analysis services. "
target parent: Institutional Venture Partners
target: MarkMonitor Inc.
As a global leader in online brand protection, MarkMonitor uses a SaaS delivery model to provide advanced technology and expertise that protects the revenues and reputations of the world's leading brands.
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closed 10/18/2010 via BusinessWire

MarkMonitor Inc., acquired DtecNet

synopsis: MarkMonitor, a leader in enterprise brand protection announced that it has acquired DtecNet, a market leading global anti-piracy company. With the addition of DtecNet technology, MarkMonitor expands its Brand Protection platform, adding greater breadth in targeting both the distribution points and promotional vehicles for pirated digital content.
buyer parent: Institutional Venture Partners
buyer: MarkMonitor Inc.
MarkMonitor, the global leader in enterprise brand protection, offers comprehensive solutions and services that safeguard brands, reputation and revenue from online risks. "
target: DtecNet
DtecNet is a global anti-piracy company with regional offices in Los Angeles California, Copenhagen Denmark, Paris France and Vilnius Lithuania.
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closed 6/28/2006 via BusinessWire

MarkMonitor, acquired CollectiveTrust

synopsis: MarkMonitor(R), the leader in online corporate identity protection, today announced it has acquired privately-held CollectiveTrust(TM) to add their Zero-Hour(TM) fraud protection technology to MarkMonitor's comprehensive portfolio of anti-fraud solutions.
buyer parent: Institutional Venture Partners
buyer: MarkMonitor
MarkMonitor offers the most advanced and seamlessly integrated set of services and products available for protecting intellectual property on the Internet. "
target: CollectiveTrust
CollectiveTrust pioneered the development of Zero-Hour fraud detection and notification technology that protects Internet users against phishing, identity theft, malware, trojans and other forms of online fraud — via an innovative, client-side solution easily integrated into Internet browsers.
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closed 5/11/2006 via BNC Analysis

A Consortium of 4 buyers purchased a minority stake in MarkMonitor

synopsis: MarkMonitor®, the leader in online corporate identity protection, today announced it has closed $12 million in venture capital investment led by Cargill Ventures. Existing venture capital and institutional investors, Focus Ventures, Foundation Capital and Institutional Venture Partners, also participated in this round.
buyer: Cargill Ventures
buyer: Focus Ventures
buyer: Foundation Capital
buyer: Institutional Venture Partners
Throughout its history, IVP's partnership with innovative companies has led to the creation of market leaders in technology industries such as enterprise software, wireless infrastructure, communications equipment, semiconductors, storage and technologyenabled services. "
target parent: Institutional Venture Partners
target: MarkMonitor
MarkMonitor offers the most advanced and seamlessly integrated set of services and products available for protecting intellectual property on the Internet.
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closed 1/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

OpSec Security, Inc., acquired MarkMonitor Inc.

synopsis: OpSec Security, the global leader in anti-counterfeiting and brand protection solutions, has acquired MarkMonitor Brand Protection assets from Clarivate Analytics. MarkMonitor, the leading enterprise-level domain registrar, uses domain industry data and insights to establish and protect domain portfolios for the world's leading brands.
buyer: OpSec Security, Inc. (AIM:OS:$94.11)
OpSec Security is the global leader in protecting, authenticating, and enhancing their customers'​ brands, services and revenues. OpSec delivers a comprehensive suite of end-to-end solutions, including advanced physical security technologies and online/e-commerce monitoring and analysis. "
target parent: Clarivate Analytics
target: MarkMonitor Inc.
MarkMonitor, the leading enterprise-level domain registrar, uses domain industry data, insights and 20+ years of expertise to establish and protect domain portfolios for the world's leading brands.
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closed 6/9/2006 via

OpSec Security, Inc., acquired GenuOne Inc.

synopsis: OpSec Security, Inc. , a division of Applied Optical Technologies plc today announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire GenuOne, Inc., a Boston, Massachusetts-based provider of brand protection management solutions. OpSec will acquire GenuOne for $13 million in cash. The transaction is expected to close in mid-June 2006.
buyer: OpSec Security, Inc. (AIM:OS:$94.11)
OpSec is a pre-eminent provider of anti-counterfeiting technologies and services to over 100 governments and corporations worldwide. OpSec's products allow its corporate clients to authenticate and to track products from counterfeiting and diversion. "
target: GenuOne Inc.
GenuOne secures the products and supply chains of the world's leading brands from counterfeiting, online piracy, gray market diversion. Solution driven approach of software, tags and professional services provides us the tools to develop unique solutions for our clients supply chain security needs.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BusinessWire

HireRight, Inc, acquired PeopleCheck

synopsis: HireRight, a leading provider of global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions, has acquired PeopleCheck, a leading background screening provider based in Australia. The acquisition strengthens HireRight’s global services overall and its presence in the Asia Pacific region.
buyer: HireRight, Inc
HireRight helps employers hire the right people by providing global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions. Employers can tailor HireRight’s screening solutions to their needs, making the hiring and vetting processes easier."
target: PeopleCheck
Australia-based PeopleCheck provides background screening services across many industries, including technology, construction, finance, telecommunications, recruitment, professional services, mining, and healthcare. Their end-to-end processes deliver fast, accurate, and objective results.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BusinessWire

HireRight, Inc, acquired J-Screen K.K

synopsis: HireRight, a leading provider of global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions, has acquired J-Screen, a leading background screening provider based in Japan. The acquisition strengthens HireRight’s global services overall and its presence in the Asia Pacific region.
buyer: HireRight, Inc
HireRight helps employers hire the right people by providing global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions. Employers can tailor HireRight’s screening solutions to their needs, making the hiring and vetting processes easier."
target: J-Screen K.K
J-Screen provides background screening and due diligence services in Japan and Korea and has a robust network of public, private, and proprietary information sources. Customers include financial institutions, multinational companies, professional service providers, and government organizations.
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closed 3/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Universal Background Screening, Inc. merged with PeopleFacts,

synopsis: NH Capital Partners ("SNH") announces the acquisition of Universal Background Screening, a leading provider of compliant and fully customizable background screening products and services, based in Phoenix, AZ, and merger with PeopleFacts, an SNH portfolio company. The combined company will operate under the Universal brand.
buyer parent: SNH Capital Partners
buyer: PeopleFacts
PeopleFacts builds partnerships to help clients mitigate risk and hire great talent through employment screening services. PeopleFacts provides identity authentication, criminal record checks, credit reports, driving records, employment and education verifications, drug testing and more. "
target: Universal Background Screening, Inc.
Universal Background Screening is a leading provider of employment background screening solutions. Their services include a comprehensive selection of background checks, verifications, drug testing, employment physicals and compliance management services.
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Davies Group Limited, acquired Veriphy, Ltd.

synopsis: Davies Group has acquired Veriphy, a know-your-customer and anti-money laundering compliance solutions business. Veriphy has become a part of the Davies customer solutions business, led by CEO Mark Grocott. Veriphy Ltd. provides a platform for award winning AML (Anti-Money Laundering) Solutions, ID Checks, Credit Screens, and more.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: Davies Group Limited
Davies Group is a multi-award winning operations management, consulting and digital solutions provider to organizations in highly regulated markets. Davies’ core services include: claims solutions, insurance services, complaints handling and compliance & regulatory services. "
target: Veriphy, Ltd.
Veriphy Ltd. provides a platform for award winning AML (Anti-Money Laundering) Solutions, ID Checks, Credit Screens, Company Checks, and Standard & Enhanced CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) Checks in as little as 24 hours.
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closed 6/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

TransUnion LLC, acquired Callcredit Information Group

synopsis: TransUnion, a risk and information solutions provider, announced that it has acquired Callcredit Information Group, Ltd., the second largest consumer credit bureau in the U.K.. Callcredit is an information solutions company that provides data, analytics and technology solutions to help businesses and consumers make informed decisions.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,399.10)
Transunion helps uncover unique stories, trends and insights behind each data point, using historical information as well as alternative data sources. This allows a variety of markets and businesses to better manage risk and consumers to better manage their credit, personal information and identity."
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Callcredit Information Group
Callcredit Information Group, Ltd., is in the business of empowering information. They provide the data, analytics, and software that enable businesses to build more valuable customer relationships. They specialize in managing consumer data for businesses across every sector.
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closed 6/6/2016 via BusinessWire

SterlingBackcheck, acquired RISQ Group

synopsis: SterlingBackcheck, one of the world’s largest background screening and HR solutions companies, announced that it has acquired RISQ Group (RISQ), an industry leader in employment background checks across the Asia-Pacific region. RISQ is widely recognized for high-quality background screening programs and its deep client-centric focus.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: SterlingBackcheck
SterlingBackcheck helps employers across the globe make smart hiring decisions and onboard new employees through a comprehensive suite of superior employment background screening services and cloud-based human capital management solutions. "
target: RISQ Group
RISQ Group is the go-to employment screener for the Asia Pacific region. RISQ combines granular local knowledge with global sophistication. With RISQ Group, the customer knows that it is getting a team of people devoted to delivering the best employment screening and verification available.
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announced 10/31/2014 via PR Newswire

Garnero Group Acquisition Company, will acquire WISeKey

synopsis: Garnero Group Acquisition Company ("GGAC"), a blank check company, and WISeKey SA, an international mobile cybersecurity provider, announced that they have entered into definitive agreements whereby GGAC will acquire approximately 70% ownership stake in WISeKey from certain holders of WISeKey shares.
buyer: Garnero Group Acquisition Company
Garnero Group Acquisition Company (GGAC) is a Cayman Islands exempted company incorporated as a blank check company for the purpose of entering into a merger, share exchange, asset acquisition, share purchase, and more. "
target: WISeKey (SIX:WIHN:$2.11)
WISeKey is an eSecurity company which offers its digital security solutions to a wide range of customers, governments, business and individual website hosts.
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closed 6/5/2014 via Company Press Release

Trulioo, Inc., acquired Global Data Company

synopsis: Trulioo has acquired Global Data Company (GDC), a leader in electronic, cross-border identity verification based in Melbourne, Australia. The company focuses on supporting its customers with anti-money laundering compliant identity verification services, age verification, watch list checking and business verification services.
buyer: Trulioo, Inc.
Trulioo is the pioneer and leader in social verification providing reliable identity information to businesses looking to verify their users at login. The company has recently surpassed over 100 million verifications. "
target: Global Data Company
Global Data Company (GDC) is a dynamic, data solutions company headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. GDC has grown from a boutique, global data provider into a robust identity verification solutions company offering compliance and risk management services to organizations around the globe.
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closed 2/16/2014 via BusinessWire

GTCR, LLC, acquired Callcredit Information Group

synopsis: GTCR, a leading private equity firm, announced that it has acquired Callcredit Information Group Limited in partnership with its management team. Callcredit is a leading provider of consumer credit data solutions and software and analytics services in the United Kingdom.
buyer: GTCR, LLC
Founded in 1980, GTCR is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies in the Financial Services & Technology, Healthcare and Information Services & Technology industries. "
target parent: Vitruvian Partners LLP
target: Callcredit Information Group
Callcredit Information Group is expert in managing consumer data for businesses across every sector. The Group is focused on developing innovative products and services to help businesses make smarter, more informed decisions throughout the customer lifecycle.
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closed 8/14/2013 via Company Press Release

MITIE Group PLC, acquired UK CRBs Ltd

synopsis: MITIE Group PLC, the strategic outsourcing company, is pleased to announce that it has acquired UK CRBs Ltd (“UKCRBs”), the criminal records checking service. UKCRBs is one of the largest providers of online criminal records checking services in the UK.
buyer: MITIE Group PLC (LSE:MTO:$2,681.17)
MITIE is a strategic outsourcing company. It helps clients run more efficient and effective businesses by looking after their facilities, their energy needs and the people they're responsible for. "
target: UK CRBs Ltd
ukCRBs Ltd is a Registered Umbrella Body for the Crimial Records Bureau. They offer a friendly, professional Criminal Records Bureau checking service at competitive prices. With over 20,000 registered users and clients ukCRBs Ltd is one of the leading umbrella bodies in the UK.
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closed 7/3/2013 via Wall Street Journal

GB Group Plc, acquired CRD (UK) Limited

synopsis: GBGroup announced the acquisition of CRD (UK) Limited. CRD is UK's sixth largest criminal records disclosure umbrella organisation. Its criminal record disclosure system currently processes over 55,000 checks a year for organisations who employ individuals working with children and vulnerable adults and also increasingly in other sectors.
buyer: GB Group Plc (AIM:GBG:$160.31)
GB Group PLC, an identity management company, engages in the development, sale, and support of business application software. It also involves in the provision of marketing database and anti-fraud services, and licensing of technology. "
target: CRD (UK) Limited
CRD have been providing background information services for years. CRD's Basic Checks service is the only Disclosure Scotland check provider that keeps the employer in complete control of the application process, significantly reducing the time to hire.
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closed 6/5/2013 via PR Web

Compliance Safety Systems merged with WorkforceQA,

synopsis: Compliance Safety Systems (CSS) and WorkforceQA have merged. CSS is a leader in DOT compliance within the trucking industry due to its robust software system and customer service. CSS corporate offices have relocated its day to day operations to Salt Lake City, UT, the location for WorkforceQA.
buyer: WorkforceQA
WorkforceQA utilizes cutting edge Web-based technology to offer a full range of services to the Drug-Free Workplace Industry. WorkforceQA delivers everything a small company needs to become a Drug-Free Workplace. "
target: Compliance Safety Systems
Compliance Safety Systems is the technology leading Third Party Administrator of Employee or Contractor Drug and Alcohol Screening Services. The company focuses primarily on the transportation industry and other industry segments that are required to perform drug and alcohol testing.
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closed 5/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Oodrive Group, acquired CertEurope, S.A.

synopsis: Oodrive acquired CertEurope, a provider of digital certificates and offers third party operating services securing digital exchanges.
buyer: Oodrive Group
Oodrive is a leading European provider of secure online file management services for companies. They are a software publisher established in 2000 and pioneer of SaaS solutions in France. "
target: CertEurope, S.A.
CertEurope conceives and offers solutions to secure online accesses, trace exchanges, ensure the non alteration of digital files and grant them probative value.
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closed 1/10/2011 via PR Newswire

VASCO Data Security International, Inc., acquired DigiNotar B.V.

synopsis: VASCO Data Security International, Inc., a leading software security company specializing in authentication products and services, has announced its acquisition of the Internet trust services specialist DigiNotar B.V., an organization that facilitates electronic commerce and communications by issuing digital certificates or PKI identities.
buyer: VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (VDSI:$196.76)
VASCO Data Security International, Inc. is a leading supplier of strong authentication and e-signature solutions and services specializing in Internet security applications and transactions. "
target: DigiNotar B.V.
As a trust services provider, DigiNotar B.V. is an independent, certified, trusted organization that facilitates electronic commerce and communications by issuing digital certificates or PKI identities and authenticating persons conducting business over the Internet using those digital certificates.
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closed 2/20/2008 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Verify Limited

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced the purchase of Verify Limited, a premier Asian Pacific employment screening company, by the Employer Services segment of First Advantage.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Verify Limited
Verify Limited is the second largest background screening firm in Asia, following top-ranked First Advantage. Verify Screening Solutions was established in 2002 as a business unit of Hill and Associates Group Limited and was merged with Quam Data Services Limited in 2006 to form Verify Limited.
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closed 2/2/2007 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired R E Austin Ltd.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, announced that it has acquired R E Austin Ltd., an employment screening company based in Colchester, United Kingdom, outside of London.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: R E Austin Ltd.
R E Austin Ltd. is one of the largest background screening companies in the U.K., with 70 employees and an estimated 25 percent share of the local financial services market. The company also serves clients in the information technology, telecommunications and other industries.
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announced 11/26/2019 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire First Advantage Corporation

synopsis: Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing, will acquire First Advantage, a global technology and information services leader in background check and drug screening solutions. First Advantage's services include background screening (criminal, education, employment), driver compliance, drug testing, and fingerprinting.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $43 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and operating professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity, and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Agility Recovery, acquired Preparis

synopsis: Agility Recovery, North America’s premier provider of business continuity and recovery solutions, has acquired Preparis, a company that offers an all-in-one cloud-based business continuity and emergency messaging platform for organizations looking to protect themselves and their workforce in times of crisis.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: Agility Recovery
Agility Recovery is the leading provider of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. After a business interruption, they deliver the resources that make recovery and resilience simple. Their customers have access to furnished mobile office space, communications equipment, and technology."
target: Preparis
Preparis offers an all-in-one cloud-based business continuity and emergency messaging platform for organizations looking to protect themselves and their workforce in times of crisis.
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closed 1/7/2010 via BusinessWire

ZeroChaos, acquired Checkpast, LLC

synopsis: ZeroChaos, a global workforce solutions company headquartered in Orlando, announced its acquisition of Checkpast, an established leader in the employment screening industry. Checkpast is nationally known for its innovative background research approach and its commitment to accuracy, quality, and efficiency of screening solutions.
buyer parent: AP Capital Partners
buyer: ZeroChaos
Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, ZeroChaos is a ground-breaking workforce management company. ZeroChaos helps visionary companies achieve greater management and financial control of their workforce and talent supply chains through innovative private-label solutions and full-disclosure pricing. "
target: Checkpast, LLC
Founded in 1992, Checkpast is a nationally recognized leader in employment screening and has received acclaim for its innovative background research techniques.
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closed 5/1/2006 via PR Newswire

First Advantage Corporation, acquired Inquest, Inc.

synopsis: First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced that it has acquired Inquest, Inc., a regional employment screening company based in Los Gatos, Calif., near San Jose.
buyer parent: The First American Corporation
buyer: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage Corporation is a leading provider of information services, providing single-source solutions for the screening, certification, and risk mitigation needs of corporations and consumers across the nation. "
target: Inquest, Inc.
Inquest Pre Employment Screening is a certified Woman Owned Business that offers quality employee screening services, including county-level employee background checks. Inquest has emerged as a leading provider of screening services.
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Ticker: BCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brink's, Incorporated
Brink's, Incorporated
Brink’s, Inc is a global leader in security-related services for banks, retailers and a variety of other commercial and governmental customers. Its services include armored car transportation, money processing, long-distance transport of valuables, vaulting and other value-added solutions.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$3,885.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$335.30
EBIT ($mm)
$172.90
Net Income ($mm)
$74.50
Employees
70200
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Ticker: AIM:OS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OpSec Security, Inc.
OpSec Security, Inc.
OpSec Security is the global leader in protecting, authenticating, and enhancing their customers'​ brands, services and revenues. OpSec delivers a comprehensive suite of end-to-end solutions, including advanced physical security technologies and online/e-commerce monitoring and analysis.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$94.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.95
EBIT ($mm)
$3.47
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
454
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Ticker: OM:LOOM B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loomis
Loomis offers a wide range of integrated solutions for cash handling. These services, which mainly target banks, multi-location retailers, stores and other commercial enterprises, provide secure, efficient management of the physical flow of cash in their customers’ businesses.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$2,121.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$392.76
EBIT ($mm)
$244.90
Net Income ($mm)
$166.67
Employees
24000
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Ticker: SWX:KUD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Kudelski Group
The Kudelski Group
The Kudelski Group is a leader in digital security and convergent media solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive content. Its technologies are used in a wide range of services and applications requiring access control and rights management.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,042.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$136.54
EBIT ($mm)
$103.08
Net Income ($mm)
$62.24
Employees
3676
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Ticker: ASX:DDT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DataDot Technology Limited
DataDot Technology Limited
DataDot Technology Limited provides world leading asset identification, management, protection and authentication solutions that deliver value to customers.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3.92
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.29)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
41
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Ticker: SIX:WIHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WISeKey
WISeKey
WISeKey is a leading cybersecurity company currently deploying large scale Internet of Things (“IoT”) digital identity ecosystem. Their Swiss based Cryptographic Root of Trust (“RoT”) integrates wearable technology with secure authentication & identification, in both physical & virtual environments.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$2.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($37.04)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TSYS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) is a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology. TCS infrastructure forms the foundation for market leading solutions in E9-1-1, text messaging, commercial location and deployable wireless communications.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$300.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$43.22
EBIT ($mm)
$33.24
Net Income ($mm)
$28.27
Employees
1009
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Ticker: XTRA:C1V
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mVISE AG
mVISE is a publicly traded company focused on consulting, solutions and products in the field of Mobility, Cloud and Security. They are based in Germany.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$18.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.28
EBIT ($mm)
$0.63
Net Income ($mm)
$1.50
Employees
136
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Ticker: IVDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iveda Solutions
Iveda Solutions
Iveda Solutions the premier online surveillance technology innovator and Managed Video Services provider. The company develops and markets enterprise class video hosting and real-time remote surveillance services.
year
2011
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Ticker: US:ABM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ABM Industries Inc.
ABM Industries Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, provides janitorial, parking, security, and engineering services for commercial, industrial, institutional, and retail facilities primarily in the United States. It operates in four segments: Janitorial, Parking, Security, and Engineering.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$4,300.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$147.66
EBIT ($mm)
$96.77
Net Income ($mm)
$62.58
Employees
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Ticker: RECN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Resources Global Professionals
Resources Global Professionals
Resources Global Professionals are a global consulting firm that enables rapid business outcomes by bringing together the right people to create transformative change. They specialize in the areas of Business Transformation, Governance, Risk and Compliance and Technology and Digital Innovation.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$729.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$58.05
EBIT ($mm)
$49.57
Net Income ($mm)
$31.47
Employees
931
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3857
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LAC Co., Ltd.
LAC Co., Ltd.
LAC Co., Ltd. is an IT company in Japan that provides IT solutions based on advanced security technologies. LAC supports businesses through reliable, integrated services and market-leading security. The company designs and creates optimal information security systems for their clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$352.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.08
EBIT ($mm)
$18.02
Net Income ($mm)
$11.15
Employees
1660
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Ticker: HLSE:NIXU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nixu Oyj
Nixu Oyj
Nixu is the Nordic’s largest specialist company in information security consulting. Nixu works to improve their clients’ cybersecurity in solution areas of Corporate IT, Digital Business and Industrial Internet.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$44.89
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.79)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
355
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Ticker: BIT:NRST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Neurosoft
Neurosoft was founded in 1994 and is a fully integrated ICT company with Software Development, System Integration and Information Security capabilities. They are based in Greece.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$15.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.62
EBIT ($mm)
($0.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
204
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Ticker: LSE:NCC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NCC Group plc
NCC Group plc
NCC Group is a global information assurance specialist providing organisations worldwide with expert escrow, verification, security consulting, website performance, software testing and domain services.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$335.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.40
EBIT ($mm)
$19.97
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1949
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