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Forstmann Little & Co., acquired ENK International

synopsis: ENK International, the Fashion Industry's most exclusive tradeshow organization, and Forstmann Little & Co., a New York private investment firm, today announced that Forstmann Little will make a substantial investment in ENK to provide capital to further accelerate ENK's impressive growth.
buyer: Forstmann Little & Co.
Since 1978, Forstmann Little has made 30 acquisitions and significant equity investments, returning billions of dollars to its investors. The firm's best-known investments include Gulfstream Aerospace, General Instrument and Ziff-Davis Publishing. "
target: ENK International
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
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announced 5/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

AmericasMart Atlanta will be merged with International Market Centers,

synopsis: AmericasMart Atlanta will merge with International Market Centers, the world's largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. AmericasMart Atlanta is a gift, home furnishings, area rug, fashion apparel and accessories marketplace and the largest trade mart/tradeshow complex of its kind in the world.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: International Market Centers
International Market Centers (IMC) is the world's largest operator of premier showroom space for the furnishings, home décor and gift industries. IMC brings buyers and sellers from the global marketplace together in the most effective, efficient and compelling venues. "
target: AmericasMart Atlanta
AmericasMart Atlanta is a leading gift, home furnishings, area rug, fashion apparel and accessories marketplace and the largest trade mart/tradeshow complex of its kind in the world. AmericasMart has 548,000 attendees who each year participate in its 15 annual markets.
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closed 4/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs, acquired Capsule

synopsis: Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs (Liberty Fairs), a men's contemporary fashion trade event, has acquired Capsule from Reed Exhibitions, the world’s leading events business. Capsule is a fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers.
buyer: Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs
Liberty Fashion & Lifestyle Fairs (Liberty Fairs) is a men's contemporary fashion trade event held bi-annually in New York City and Las Vegas. Liberty curates the most forward thinking brands and brings them together with the industry's top buyers in an inspiring design-driven environment. "
target parent: RELX Group plc
target: Capsule
Capsule is the fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers. The event is hosted 12 times a year and only the world's most innovative and sought-after brands are invited to participate.
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closed 10/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Premium Exhibition Group

synopsis: Clarion Events announced that it had acquired a majority stake in Premium Exhibition Group from Waterland Private Equity. Premium Exhibition Group is a German organiser of trade fairs, conferences and events in and around the fashion sector.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events is one of the world’s leading events organisers, producing and delivering innovative and market-leading events since 1947. In more recent times the firm has grown into a truly international business, with a portfolio of events and media brands across a range of vertical markets. "
target parent: Waterland Private Equity Investments
target: Premium Exhibition Group
Premium is an international fashion trade show for the high-fashion segment, taking place twice annually in the STATION-Berlin exhibition halls. Premium is the only trade show in the world to bring together premium brands from the fashion and lifestyle sectors at such a high level of quality.
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closed 10/31/2016 via Company Press Release

Premium Group, acquired Show & Order GmbH

synopsis: Premium Group, which organises the international fashion trade shows PREMIUM, SEEK and BRIGHT, #FASHIONTECH, has acquired Show & Order, an international fashion trade show. Show & Order was founded in 2011 by the Cologne-based Verena Malta who has transformed the platform to become a fixed element on Berlin’s trade show scene.
buyer: Premium Group
PREMIUM is an international fashion trade show for the high-fashion segment, taking place twice annually in the STATION-Berlin exhibition halls. PREMIUM is the only trade show in the world to bring together premium brands from the fashion and lifestyle sectors at such a high level of quality. "
target: Show & Order GmbH
Show & Order is an international organizer of fashion trade events. Show & Order was founded in 2011 by the Cologne-based Verena Malta who, over the past few years, has transformed the platform to become a fixed element on Berlin’s trade show scene.
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closed 4/22/2016 via PR Newswire

United Business Media Limited, acquired Business Journals, Inc.

synopsis: UBM plc announced the acquisition of Business Journals Inc (BJI), a producer of fashion trade shows in New York and Las Vegas. BJI serves the men's apparel and women's apparel and accessories markets under the following leading tradeshow brands: AccessoriesTheShow, EDIT, FAME, Moda, MRket and Stitch.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
UBM plc is a leading global marketing services and communications company, whose primary focus is events. They help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events, online and in print. "
target: Business Journals, Inc.
Business Journals Inc (BJI) is a leading b2b media company. BJI Fashion Group publishes the nationally recognized b2b publications MR Magazine and Accessories Magazine, plus produces MRket, AccessoriesTheShow, Edit, Fame, Moda and Stitch trade shows.
price ($mm)
$69
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$40
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announced 6/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

Zalando SE, will acquire Bread & Butter Tradeshow GmbH & Co.KG

synopsis: German fashion etailer Zalando has agreed to acquire the Berlin trade show Bread & Butter. As an international specialist trade fair for Street and Urban Wear, Bread & Butter represents a marketing and communication platform for brands, labels and designers from the areas of Denim, Sportswear, Street Fashion, Function Wear and Casual Dressed Up.
buyer: Zalando SE (XTRA:ZAL:$6,836.37)
Zalando SE provides online sales of fashion accessories. They offer clothing, sports products, shoes, bags, and other accessories for men, women, and children. Zalando markets its products in Europe. "
target: Bread & Butter Tradeshow GmbH & Co.KG
As an international specialist trade fair for Street and Urban Wear, BREAD & BUTTER represents a marketing and communication platform for brands, labels and designers from the areas of Denim, Sportswear, Street Fashion, Function Wear and Casual Dressed Up.
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announced 3/1/2013 via PR Newswire

UBM Asia, will acquire NovoMania

synopsis: UBM Asia announces that it has signed a binding agreement with Novo Mania Limited, the organiser of NovoMania, to acquire this annual urban fashion event in Shanghai. Upon completion, UBM will own 60% of a joint venture company, with Novo Mania Limited, called UBM Novomania, to organise NovoMania from 2013 onwards.
buyer parent: United Business Media Limited
buyer: UBM Asia
UBM Asia is Asia's leading exhibition organiser and the biggest commercial organiser in China, India and Malaysia. It has over 200 products including trade fairs, conferences, trade publications, B2B/B2C portals and virtual event services. "
target: NovoMania
NovoMania is the leading and largest selective tradeshow in China gathering urban fashion brands, buyers, department stores and real estate. It acts as a platform to introduce more international brands and concepts into China.
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closed 12/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired ENK International

synopsis: Advanstar Global LLC , a multi-platform events and information services company and owner of Advanstar Communications, has completed the acquisition of ENK International LLC. With this acquisition, Advanstar Global significantly expands its international fashion event portfolio across multiple segments and markets.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. provides events, publications and directories, electronic products, Websites, and educational and direct marketing products and services to business professionals and consumers in fashion, life sciences, and powersports industries. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: ENK International
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
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announced 3/5/2012 via Company Press Release

Global Sources, will acquire China (Shenzhen) International Brand Clothing & Accessories Fair

synopsis: Global Sources Ltd. has entered into an agreement to acquire an 80 percent interest in the China (Shenzhen) International Brand Clothing & Accessories Fair (SZIC), one of the largest fashion shows in Asia. SZIC is held annually in Shenzhen, one of the major cities in garment designing and manufacturing in China.
buyer: Global Sources (GSOL:$179.04)
Global Sources is a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with Greater China. The core business facilitates trade between Asia and the world using English-language media such as online marketplaces and print/digital magazines. "
target: China (Shenzhen) International Brand Clothing & Accessories Fair
China (Shenzhen) International Brand Clothing & Accessories Fair (SZIC) is one of the largest fashion shows in Asia. SZIC is held annually in Shenzhen, one of the major cities in garment designing and manufacturing in China. Started in 2001, the show has continually grown and developed each year.
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closed 1/16/2009 via Company Press Release

Business Journals, Inc., acquired The Haberdashery Group

synopsis: Business Journals Inc. (BJI), the parent company of MR Magazine, MRketplace.com and the MRket trade show, has acquired the New York Haberdashery Group, operator of the Haberdashery trade show. BJI will be re-launching the show in the Javits Center during New York Market Week this coming July, and renaming it MRket NYC.
buyer: Business Journals, Inc.
Business Journals Inc (BJI) is a business media company that produces business-to-business magazines, trade shows, seminars and web sites. Our properties are the premier information resources in each of the markets we serve. "
target: The Haberdashery Group
The New York Haberdashery Group is the operator of the Haberdashery trade show.
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closed 9/5/2007 via Company Press Release

Fédération Française de la Chaussure, acquired SEPIC SAS

synopsis: Tarsus Group plc, the international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media, has today announced the acquisition of SEPIC SAS from the Fédération Française de la Chaussure.
buyer: Fédération Française de la Chaussure
Tarsus Group is an international business-to-business media group with interests in exhibitions, conferences, publishing and online media. The Group has five business divisions: Labels and Packaging; Discount Goods; Caroo; France; and Medical. "
target parent: Fédération Française de la Chaussure
target: SEPIC SAS
SEPIC owns and operates the Mod'Amont and Midec exhibitions in Paris. Mod'Amont is the leading international exhibition for clothing accessories. It is held each February and September. Midec, is the leading French shoe exhibition and is also held in February and September each year in Paris.
price ($mm)
$20
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$15
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closed 8/14/2007 via BNC Analysis

Business Journals, Inc., acquired West Coast Exclusive

synopsis: Business Journals Inc., publisher of MR – The Magazine of Menswear Retailing and producer of 15 fashion industry tradeshows, acquired key assests of The Exclusive, a high-end men's tradeshow. The upcoming edition is scheduled for Aug. 26-28 at the Venetian Hotel Palazzo Ballroom in Las Vegas. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: Business Journals, Inc.
Business Journals Inc (BJI) is a business media company that produces business-to-business magazines, trade shows, seminars and web sites. Our properties are the premier information resources in each of the markets we serve. "
target: West Coast Exclusive
The Exclusive began in 1997 in Los Angeles as an independent rep show called the Westcoast Exclusive. Hyela Sablosky, Larry Hymes and Herb Goetz were all independent reps who shared a belief that the major trade shows were too expansive in scope and were becoming increasingly cost prohibitive.
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closed 8/29/2005 via BusinessWire

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired Project Trade Show

synopsis: Advanstar Communications Inc., a leading worldwide media company, today announced that it has acquired Project Trade Show group, a series of trade events that serves the premium contemporary sector of the fashion market.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. is a leading worldwide media company providing integrated marketing solutions for the Fashion, Life Sciences and Powersports industries. "
target: Project Trade Show
Project has established a strong position in the industry by combining traditional and alternative event elements to offer a product that meets the unique needs of customers in the fashion forward, premium niche. Delivering a newfound excitement in men's wear and the massive momentum of the premium
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closed 1/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Reed Exhibitions, acquired Capsule

synopsis: Further adding onto its fashion portfolio, Reed Exhibitions has bought Capsule. Launched in 2007 by BPMW, Capsule has 12 shows annually held in New York, Paris, Berlin and Las Vegas that specialize in presenting a curated assortment of high-end progressive and independent designers to a worldwide community of retailers and fashion editors.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors. "
target parent: BPMW
target: Capsule
Capsule is the fashion and lifestyle trade event that fuses the best high-end, progressive brands and directional, independent designers.
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closed 10/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

E Uluslararasi Fuar Tanitim Hizmetleri A.S., acquired Platform Exhibitions

synopsis: The ITE Group has announced the acquisition by its Turkish subsidiary, E Uluslararasi Fuar ("EUF"), of 100% of the shares of Platform Exhibitions Inc, organizers of Beauty Eurasia. Beauty Eurasia, is the leading trade exhibition for the beauty, personal care and cosmetics industries in Turkey and the surrounding region.
buyer parent: ITE Group, Plc.
buyer: E Uluslararasi Fuar Tanitim Hizmetleri A.S.
E Uluslararasi Fuar ("EUF") organized numerous events all of which are known as the first and only exhibitions of their respective sectors in Turkey. The main exhibitions organized by EUF are: Optics, Stationary and Office and Ankomak(Construction Machinery). "
target: Platform Exhibitions
Platform Exhibitions organizes exhibitions in Istanbul/Turkey. One of their Exhibitions, Beauty Eurasia, is the leading trade exhibition for the beauty, personal care and cosmetics industries in Turkey and the surrounding region.
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closed 1/3/2013 via BtoBonline.com

Reed Exhibitions, acquired The Agenda Trade Show

synopsis: Reed Exhibitions has acquired the Agenda trade show for the streetwear and action sports industries. Agenda, launched in 2003 with 33 brands, is held twice a year in Long Beach; it features 550 brands.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organiser, with over 460 events in 36 countries. Reed organises a wide range of events, including trade and consumer exhibitions, conferences and meetings. Its portfolio of over 460 events serves 44 industry sectors. "
target: The Agenda Trade Show
The Agenda Trade Show is a forum for the most inspired in the streetwear and action sports industries to unite. Agenda caters to the needs of buyers and brands that exist on a higher level of design and aesthetic.
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closed 4/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Eurovet, acquired CURVExpo

synopsis: World leading lingerie and swimwear show organizer EUROVET announced that it has acquired 100 percent of CURVExpo, the only trade show representing the designer lingerie, men’s underwear and swimwear in North America.
buyer: Eurovet
Eurovet is the world leading lingerie and swimwear trade show organizer. The close ties they maintain with professional organisations make their trade shows comprehensive events in their activity sectors. "
target: CURVExpo
CURVExpo is a company that organizes expositions to present the best international and domestic brands featuring lingerie, body wear, home accessories, active wear, and other clothing accessories.
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closed 8/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Expositions Inc., acquired Swim Collective and Active Collective

synopsis: Emerald Expositions scooped up a few more trade shows with the acquisition of the Swim Collective and Active Collective events from their founder Shannon Leggett. Swim Collective is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Emerald Expositions Inc. (NYSE:EEX:$373.00)
Emerald Expositions is a leading operator of large business-to-business tradeshows in the United States, producing more than 80 tradeshows and conference events per year, connecting hundreds of thousands of buyers and sellers across ten diversified end-markets, including Gift, Healthcare, etc. "
target: Swim Collective and Active Collective
Swim Collective, created in 2010 and now held seasonally twice a year, is the leading swimwear trade show on the West Coast. Active Collective, launched in 2014 and also held twice a year, is recognized as the first activewear-only trade show and has built a national reputation.
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closed 7/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Premium Group, acquired Bright GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: The Premium Group, organiser of Berlin trade shows Premium and Seek, has bought streetwear exhibition Bright. Bright is a tradeshow that presents the segments streetwear, sportswear, skateboarding, board sports, sneakers and accessories.
buyer: Premium Group
PREMIUM was founded in 2003 and is the international specialist trade show for fashion in the advanced contemporary segment. It takes place twice a year at STATION-Berlin. PREMIUM brings together quality fashion and lifestyle. "
target: Bright GmbH & Co. KG
Bright is a tradeshow that presents the segments streetwear, sportswear, skateboarding, board sports, sneakers and accessories. BRIGHT presents itself as an authentic platform that portrays today’s lifestyle culture in a way that rings true to its target audience.
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closed 12/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired ENK International

synopsis: Advanstar Global LLC , a multi-platform events and information services company and owner of Advanstar Communications, has completed the acquisition of ENK International LLC. With this acquisition, Advanstar Global significantly expands its international fashion event portfolio across multiple segments and markets.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. provides events, publications and directories, electronic products, Websites, and educational and direct marketing products and services to business professionals and consumers in fashion, life sciences, and powersports industries. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: ENK International
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
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closed 12/20/2007 via PR Newswire

ENK International, acquired WSA Global Holdings, LLC

synopsis: Berkery Noyes, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, announces that it represented Encino, CA-based WSA Global Holdings LLC in its sale to ENK International. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: ENK International
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories. "
target: WSA Global Holdings, LLC
WSA Global Holdings, LLC currently operates several divisions including show operations, publishing, and retail relations. The WSA shows provide the forum for the entire footwear industry to connect manufacturers and buyers, showcase designer brand fashions, and evaluate trends.
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closed 5/17/2006 via

Forstmann Little & Co., acquired ENK International

synopsis: ENK International, the Fashion Industry's most exclusive tradeshow organization, and Forstmann Little & Co., a New York private investment firm, today announced that Forstmann Little will make a substantial investment in ENK to provide capital to further accelerate ENK's impressive growth.
buyer: Forstmann Little & Co.
Since 1978, Forstmann Little has made 30 acquisitions and significant equity investments, returning billions of dollars to its investors. The firm's best-known investments include Gulfstream Aerospace, General Instrument and Ziff-Davis Publishing. "
target: ENK International
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
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closed 5/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC, acquired IMG Worldwide, Inc.

synopsis: William Morris Endeavor and its private equity backer, Silver Lake Partners has acquired IMG Worldwide. IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business that connect brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, venues, training, and talent management.
buyer parent: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, LLC operates as a diversified talent and literary agency. Its activities include providing on- and off-screen talent to drive commercially and critically acclaimed theatrical films; identifying, packaging, and financing feature films; television programming. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business. They connect brands and audiences through sponsorships, licensing, media, consulting, venues, training, talent management and unparalleled client service across our diverse and wide ranging areas of expertise.
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$2,300
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$1,500
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$180
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closed 7/31/2013 via Market Wire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Jpatton Sports Marketing

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion, and media company, announced the acquisition of J. Patton Sports Marketing, Inc. (JPatton), a leading provider of brand protection and brand management solutions specializing in patented holographic security technologies and digital asset management.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business, with nearly 3,000 employees operating in more than 30 countries around the globe. IMG's areas of expertise are diverse and wide ranging. "
target: Jpatton Sports Marketing
JPatton is the leading provider of products and services designed to manage, enhance, and authenticate brands. JPatton's brand management services include digital asset management tools and online approval systems that provide the ability to review brand compliance for product designs.
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closed 4/15/2013 via BNC Analysis

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired IGP Sports & Entertainment Group

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, acquired IGP Sports & Entertainment Group, strengthening its resources both in the American market and globally. IGP is a tournament production and athlete management company that offers sports marketing, corporate hospitality and event production management services.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Worldwide is a global sports, fashion and media business, with nearly 3,000 employees operating in more than 30 countries around the globe. IMG's areas of expertise are diverse and wide ranging. "
target: IGP Sports & Entertainment Group
IGP Sports & Entertainment Group is a tournament production and athlete management company. It offers sports marketing, corporate hospitality and event production, event management services, athlete representation, professional tournament production, tournament operations and consulting services.
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closed 2/4/2013 via PE Hub

IMG Arts and Entertainment, acquired Taste Festivals

synopsis: Brand Events has sold Taste Festivals, its subsidiary which runs Taste of London and The Big Feastival, to entertainment company IMG Arts & Entertainment. Taste Festivals is a company which runs a series of food festivals around the world.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Arts and Entertainment
IMG Arts and Entertainment delivers a variety of arts and entertainment events, including the Tutankhamun Exhibition in Australia, Nobel Peace Prize concerts in Oslo and the British Military Tournament in London. "
target parent: Brand Events Limited
target: Taste Festivals
Taste Festivals are unique events where the host city’s most acclaimed restaurants and chefs gather in a stunning venue to present their signature dishes to thousands of ‘foodie’ visitors.
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closed 1/7/2013 via Market Wire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Catalyst Public Relations

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, announced the acquisition of Catalyst Public Relations, the award-winning U.S. based communications firm that specializes in developing consumer-facing integrated marketing programs focused on three core platforms -- sports, entertainment and active lifestyle.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: product and brand licensing; consulting services; event ownership and management; collegiate marketing, media and licensing; fashion events and models representation, broadcasting, Olympic and action sports and many more. "
target: Catalyst Public Relations
Founded in 2005, Catalyst Public Relations is the award-winning U.S. based communications firm that specializes in developing consumer-facing integrated marketing programs focused on three core platforms -- sports, entertainment and active lifestyle.
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closed 12/21/2012 via PR Newswire

Advanstar Communications Inc., acquired ENK International

synopsis: Advanstar Global LLC , a multi-platform events and information services company and owner of Advanstar Communications, has completed the acquisition of ENK International LLC. With this acquisition, Advanstar Global significantly expands its international fashion event portfolio across multiple segments and markets.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Advanstar Communications Inc.
Advanstar Communications Inc. provides events, publications and directories, electronic products, Websites, and educational and direct marketing products and services to business professionals and consumers in fashion, life sciences, and powersports industries. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: ENK International
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
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closed 10/11/2012 via Company Press Release

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Enetpulse Aps

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, has bought a majority share in Enetpulse, the global provider of live sports data. Enetpulse cover all major sports 24/7 and deliver content to some of the biggest brands in online sports betting, television, newspapers, web portals and much more.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: product and brand licensing; consulting services; event ownership and management; collegiate marketing, media and licensing; fashion events and models representation, broadcasting, Olympic and action sports and many more. "
target: Enetpulse Aps
Enetpulse has firmly established thmselves as the leading global provider of live sports content with over 60+ sports in their portfolio and serving 180+ clients.
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closed 9/16/2011 via BusinessWire

Citadel Broadcasting Company merged with Cumulus Media Inc.,

synopsis: Cumulus Media Inc. announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation, and as a result Citadel is now an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Cumulus. Citadel Broadcasting is the largest pure play radio company in the United States.
buyer: Cumulus Media Inc. (OTCPK:CMLS.Q:$1,073.86)
Cumulus Media Inc. is the second largest radio broadcaster in the United States based on station count, controlling approximately 345 radio stations in 67 U.S. media markets. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: Citadel Broadcasting Company
Citadel Broadcasting is the largest pure play radio company in the United States. With a strong national footprint reaching more than 50 of the nation’s leading markets, the company is comprised of 165 FM stations and 58 AM stations.
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$1,805 [$2,443]
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$740
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$229
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closed 10/11/2010 via Market Wire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired ISP Sports, LLC

synopsis: IMG Worldwide, Inc. (IMG), the global sports and media company, said that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of ISP Sports, a leading U.S. college media rights management company.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG Sports & Entertainment's diverse businesses include: product and brand licensing; consulting services; event ownership and management; collegiate marketing, media and licensing; fashion events and models representation, broadcasting, Olympic and action sports and many more. "
target: ISP Sports, LLC
Sports fans from upstate New York to south Florida, from southern California to the Pacific Northwest can tune in to the ISP Sports Network that includes more than 1,000 radio affiliates and over 100 TV outlets.
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closed 10/5/2009 via Market Wire

KIT digital, Inc., acquired Nunet AG

synopsis: KIT digital, Inc., a leading global provider of on-demand software solutions for managing and monetizing Internet Protocol (IP)-based video assets, has acquired Nunet AG. Nunet was acquired from IMG Worldwide, Inc. and is considered a premier global provider in the management and delivery of video on mobile devices
buyer: KIT digital, Inc. (:$214.93)
KIT digital, Inc. is a global provider of proprietary IP-based video distribution technologies and video-centric interactive marketing solutions. KIT digital works closely with consumer brands, content providers and telcos to maximize the value of video content via the Internet and mobile networks. "
target parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
target: Nunet AG
Germany-based Nunet is a global leader in video management for broadband, mobile and IPTV. Key clients include Mobilkom, Proximus, SFR, Vodacom and Vodafone Group, along with leading broadcasters and content producers, including Discovery Channel and Eurosport International.
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closed 12/20/2007 via PR Newswire

ENK International, acquired WSA Global Holdings, LLC

synopsis: Berkery Noyes, the leading independent investment bank serving the information, media and technology markets, announces that it represented Encino, CA-based WSA Global Holdings LLC in its sale to ENK International. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: ENK International
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories. "
target: WSA Global Holdings, LLC
WSA Global Holdings, LLC currently operates several divisions including show operations, publishing, and retail relations. The WSA shows provide the forum for the entire footwear industry to connect manufacturers and buyers, showcase designer brand fashions, and evaluate trends.
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closed 1/29/2007 via BusinessWire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Nunet AG

synopsis: IMG, the world’s leading sports, entertainment and media company, has acquired Nunet AG, a leading provider of mobile media solutions for 2.5G and 3G mobile network operators. Nunet will continue to operate its content aggregation, content enrichment and distribution services under its own brand, and be run as an independent business within IMG.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is the world's premier Sports, Entertainment and Media Company. IMG is a diversified global business with two major business segments: IMG Sports & Entertainment, and IMG Media. IMG employs over 2,500 people in 30 countries. Forstmann Little & Co. purchased IMG in 2004. "
target: Nunet AG
Germany-based Nunet is a global leader in video management for broadband, mobile and IPTV. Key clients include Mobilkom, Proximus, SFR, Vodacom and Vodafone Group, along with leading broadcasters and content producers, including Discovery Channel and Eurosport International.
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closed 12/27/2006 via BusinessWire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., acquired Tennis Week

synopsis: IMG, the world’s premier sports, entertainment and media company, has acquired Tennis Week Magazine and its companion online news site tennisweek.com. The transaction closed on December 22, 2006. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is the world's premier Sports, Entertainment and Media Company. IMG is a diversified global business with two major business segments: IMG Sports & Entertainment, and IMG Media. IMG employs over 2,500 people in 30 countries. Forstmann Little & Co. purchased IMG in 2004. "
target: Tennis Week
Tennis Week is a leading tennis publication, provides the sport’s most in-depth reports of industry business to locker room chats with its top stars. Tennisweek.com provides instant coverage of the Grand Slams, the ATP and WTA Tours, in addition to major collegiate, junior and senior events.
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announced 6/1/2006 via BusinessWire

IMG Worldwide, Inc., will acquire Tiger Aspect Productions

synopsis: IMG Media and Tiger Aspect Productions, the multi award-winning London-based independent production company, today announced that they have reached agreement for IMG Media to acquire Tiger Aspect Group, including the subsidiaries Tigress (adventure and wildlife producer), TTP (Washington DC-based US production company) and Tiger Aspect Pictures.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: IMG Worldwide, Inc.
IMG is the world's premier Sports, Entertainment and Media Company. IMG is a diversified global business with two major business segments: IMG Sports & Entertainment, and IMG Media. IMG employs over 2,500 people in 30 countries. Forstmann Little & Co. purchased IMG in 2004. "
target: Tiger Aspect Productions
Tiger Aspect Productions is recognised as one of the UK's most successful and prolific independent television producers. The company's portfolio includes animation, comedy, drama, entertainment and factual programming and spans all UK channels.
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closed 5/17/2006 via

Forstmann Little & Co., acquired ENK International

synopsis: ENK International, the Fashion Industry's most exclusive tradeshow organization, and Forstmann Little & Co., a New York private investment firm, today announced that Forstmann Little will make a substantial investment in ENK to provide capital to further accelerate ENK's impressive growth.
buyer: Forstmann Little & Co.
Since 1978, Forstmann Little has made 30 acquisitions and significant equity investments, returning billions of dollars to its investors. The firm's best-known investments include Gulfstream Aerospace, General Instrument and Ziff-Davis Publishing. "
target: ENK International
ENK International provides the forum for the fashion world to conduct business. It is the leading tradeshow organization serving the upscale fashion marketplace, including the men's, women's, accessories, footwear, and children's categories.
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announced 4/6/2006 via BusinessWire

TWI Interactive, Inc., will acquire Darlow Smithson Productions

synopsis: TWI, the world's largest independent producer and distributor of sports programming, and Darlow Smithson Productions (DSP), the multi award-winning London based factual independent production company, today announced that they have reached agreement for TWI to acquire DSP.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: TWI Interactive, Inc.
TWI, the media arm of IMG, is the largest independent production company in the UK and the largest independent sports producer and distributor of sports programming in the world. "
target: Darlow Smithson Productions
Darlow Smithson Productions is widely regarded as an industry leader in high quality factual programming and has achieved worldwide recognition for its ground-breaking documentaries, series and docu-dramas. It currently produces more than 100 hours each year.
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closed 6/13/2007 via BusinessWire

ABC Radio merged with Citadel Broadcasting Company,

synopsis: The Walt Disney Company and Citadel Broadcasting Corporation announced the completion of Disney’s spin-off of its wholly-owned subsidiary ABC Radio Holdings, Inc. and its subsequent merger with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Citadel. Prior to the spin-off, Disney transferred to ABC Radio Holdings its ABC Radio Business.
buyer parent: Forstmann Little & Co.
buyer: Citadel Broadcasting Company (CDL:$0.00)
Citadel Broadcasting currently owns and operates 163 FM and 58 AM radio stations in 49 markets located in 24 states across the United States. Its well-clustered radio station portfolio is diversified by programming formats, geographic regions, audience demographics and advertising clients. "
target parent: The Walt Disney Company
target: ABC Radio
ABC Radio includes ABC Radio Network, Inc., its syndicated radio programming network, and 73 owned and operated stations located in leading markets throughout the United States. ABC's radio business is part of ABC, Inc., a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Company.
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announced 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

synopsis: Capiton has entered into an agreement on the acquisition of a majority stake in Gemaco Group with the current majority shareholder Saffelberg Investments. Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry.
buyer: Capiton AG
Capiton is an owner-managed financial investor that invests in large SMEs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by means of MBOs and expansion financing. capiton's roots go back to the late 1970s. "
target parent: Saffelberg Investments
target: Gemaco N.V.
Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) customers. The Group has 13 locations worldwide.
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$96
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closed 1/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG, acquired WEBfactory GmbH

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

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired iMDsoft

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

MetrixLab, acquired MarketTools Inc.

synopsis: MetrixLab, a global provider of online consumer research services, announced that it has acquired MarketTools Research Solutions Inc., a leader in services and software for market research, from TPG Growth. MarketTools is known for pioneering some of the first research technologies on the Internet.
buyer: MetrixLab
MetrixLab is a fast-growing global provider of online consumer research services. Its solutions are employed by over half of the Top 100 Global Brands such as Microsoft, Philips, Google and Heineken. The company is headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: MarketTools Inc.
MarketTools is the leading provider of services and software for market research. Through the use of advanced respondent engagement techniques and comprehensive analytic tools, MarketTools helps clients innovate, optimize and execute programs that deliver high-value business impact.
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closed 6/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Pawas Jain, acquired Startify

synopsis: Pawas Jain, co-founder of Blue Box Media, has acquired online incubation platform Startify. Stratify is an Idea growth-cum-management portal along with startup services. Startify already has over 100 registered startups, over 140 angels, mentors and incubators on board. Jain will be acquiring Startify in his personal capacity.
buyer: Pawas Jain
Pawas Jain is the co-founder of Blue Box Media (company that owns and manages The Tech Portal). "
target: Startify
Startify is an online incubation platform. Founded by 3 IIT Jodhpur students, Himanshu Sikaria, Achyut Joshi and Anshul Agarwal in 2015, Stratify is an Idea growth-cum-management portal along with startup services.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

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

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

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

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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announced 5/3/2018 via PR Newswire

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

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

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

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

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

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

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

synopsis: Boubyan Petrochemicals, the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector, is to acquire majority stake in Educational Holding Group, the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. Boubyan Petrochemicals is looking to buy 32.8% stake and currently hold 21.12% stake.
buyer: Boubyan Petrochemical Company (KWSE:BPCC:$93.42)
Boubyan Petrochemical Company K.S.C., a Kuwaiti shareholding company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, is the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector. The company was established on February 12, 1995 "
target: Educational Holding Group (KWSE:EDU:$38.04)
Founded in 1982, Educational Holding Group was the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. The group has grown manifold with a portfolio that covers the entire educational life-cycle, ranging from K-12, tertiary education and vocational training and development.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Exporo, acquired Zinsland

synopsis: Exporo, Germany's leading platform for digital real estate investments, has acquired Zinsland, a German crowdfunding platform for real estate projects. Zinsland offers investors the opportunity to invest directly in high-yield projects with low investment amounts. Zinsland has helped project developers finance and complete 100 real estate projects.
buyer: Exporo
Exporo is Germany's leading platform for digital real estate investments. Exporo is an innovative online platform that offers investors the opportunity to participate in attractive real estate projects through crowdinvesting. "
target: Zinsland
Zinsland is a German crowdfunding platform for real estate projects. Zinsland offers investors the opportunity to invest directly in high-yield projects with low investment amounts. Zinsland has helped project developers finance and complete 100 real estate projects.
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closed 9/18/2019 via Bloomberg

kapilendo, acquired wevest Digital AG

synopsis: German digital corporate finance provider Kapilendo has acquired the Berlin-based banking platform wevest Digital, a company aiming to combine the essential services of investment banks. The takeover expands Kapilendo's service offerings to include the issuance of blockchain-based securities, as well as digital asset management.
buyer parent: FinLab AG
buyer: kapilendo
Kapilendo AG is a German digital banking partner for medium-sized businesses. Kapilendo provides established growth companies and medium-sized companies an alternative to traditional banks in the areas of equity capital, debt capital, liquidity management, and more through their digital offerings. "
target: wevest Digital AG
Germany-based wevest is a digital platform that aims to combine the essential services of an investment bank, such as wealth management, corporate transactions, as well as emissions of asset-backed tokens. wevest's services include brokering corporate transactions, financing solutions, and more.
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closed 12/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Distinguished LLC, acquired American Hole 'N One, Inc.

synopsis: Distinguished LLC, a group of entrepreneurial businesses serving the insurance industry, announces it has acquired American Hole ‘n One (AHNO), the world’s largest hole-in-one and event promotions company.
buyer: Distinguished LLC
Distinguished LLC is a group of entrepreneurial businesses serving the insurance industry. The businesses include: Distinguished Programs, Resource Pro, Distinguished Re (formally Saranac), and Certus Claims. "
target: American Hole 'N One, Inc.
American Hole ‘n One (AHNO) is a global hole-in-one and event promotions company. AHNO, based in Buford, GA, provides Industry leading signage, exciting bonus prizes and tournament contests.
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closed 9/30/2005 via PR Newswire

Duff & Phelps LLC, acquired Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting

synopsis: Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies and a leading provider of independent investment research, indices, ratings and data, announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of its Corporate Value Consulting (CVC) business, the valuation services unit of Standard & Poor's.
buyer: Duff & Phelps LLC (DUF:$484.70)
Duff & Phelps is a financial advisory and investment banking firm focused on providing merger & acquisition, private placement, valuation, financial opinion & ESOP/ERISA services. Duff & Phelps has been committed to delivering advice and service of exceptional quality to a broad range of companies. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting
Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting (CVC) has advised clients on valuation and corporate finance issues for over 35 years, earning a reputation as the leading provider of insightful, independent, and objective valuation advice.
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closed 4/4/2005 via PR Newswire

FIND/SVP, Incorporated, acquired Signia Partners, Inc.

synopsis: FIND/SVP, Inc., a leading provider of business advisory, research and consulting services, announced today the closing of two previously announced acquisitions. Atlantic Research & Consulting, Inc. and Signia Partners, Inc., a leading provider of in-depth business research and fact-based decision support.
buyer parent: infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: FIND/SVP, Incorporated
Guideline, Inc. is the nation's only single-source provider of customized business research and analysis. Through its end-to-end continuum of On-Demand Business Research, Custom Market Research, Strategic Intelligence, and Product Development Intelligence. "
target: Signia Partners, Inc.
Signia Partners has a strong track record of success delivering high-value strategic and tactical consulting services. And, we target our services toward results-oriented clients with specific goals in view – we’re not interested in conducting research for its own sake.
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$7.80
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closed 1/26/2005 via BusinessWire

Kroll Inc., acquired Talbot Hughes McKillop LLP

synopsis: Kroll Inc., the global risk consulting company, announced today it has acquired Talbot Hughes McKillop LLP, a leading financial restructuring practice operating in Europe and the U.S.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.
buyer: Kroll Inc.
Kroll is the world’s foremost independent risk consulting company. For more than 30 years, Kroll has helped companies, government agencies and individuals reduce their exposure to risk and capitalize on business opportunities. "
target: Talbot Hughes McKillop LLP
Talbot Hughes McKillop is a corporate finance boutique, specialising in financial restructurings. We advise companies, equity holders or bondholders. The Firm brings together a group of the UK’s leading restructuring specialists with unrivalled experience and global expertise across a broad range o
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closed 8/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

blau direkt GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Holger Timmermann Maklerservice

synopsis: blau direkt GmbH & Co. KG, a German company that operates as an insurance broker pool, has acquired Holger Timmermann Maklerservice, a company that develops training software for the insurance industry and also operates as an insurance broker. They are also based in Germany.
buyer: blau direkt GmbH & Co. KG
blau direkt GmbH & Co. KG operates as an insurance broker pool. The company is based in Lübeck, Germany. "
target: Holger Timmermann Maklerservice
Holger Timmermann Maklerservice develops training software for the insurance industry and also operates as an insurance broker. The company is based in Idstein, Germany.
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announced 4/11/2016 via BusinessWire

Aquiline Capital Partners, will acquire Simply Business

synopsis: Aquiline Capital Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm investing in financial services, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Simply Business, the leading online provider of small business insurance in the United Kingdom.
buyer: Aquiline Capital Partners
Aquiline Capital Partners is a private equity firm based in New York investing in middle-market businesses across the financial services sector in banking and credit, insurance, investment management and markets, and financial technology and services. "
target: Simply Business
Simply Business is the U.K.’s biggest business insurance provider. Simply Business provides an online brokerage service delivering policies tailored to individual business requirements. It has a team of U.K. based insurance specialists and employs almost 350 people.
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Eurazeo
Eurazeo
With a diversified portfolio of over 5 billion euros in assets, Eurazeo is one of the leading listed investment companies in Europe. Its purpose and mission is to identify, accelerate and enhance the transformation potential of the companies in which it invests.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,634.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,210.17
EBIT ($mm)
$841.70
Net Income ($mm)
$262.11
Employees
0
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Ticker: XTRA:AR4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aurelius AG
Aurelius AG
Aurelius Group is a pan-European asset manager with offices in Munich, London, Stockholm, and Madrid. Aurelius has grown from a local turnaround investor to an international multi-asset manager investing in a wide range of sectors and across the capital structure.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$4,131.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($165.89)
EBIT ($mm)
($264.57)
Net Income ($mm)
$279.98
Employees
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Ticker: RCAP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RCS Capital
RCS Capital
RCS Capital is an investment firm expressly focused on the retail investor. They are engaged in the wholesale distribution, investment banking and capital markets businesses, and a research business focused on alternative investments.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$1,329.83
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$53.90
Employees
1467
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Ticker: SHSE:600958
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Orient Securities Company Limited
Orient Securities Company Limited
Orient Securities Company Limited is a China A-share and H-share listed securities company. Orient Hontai, via various funds under its management, has participated in domestic and foreign equity investments focusing on media technology and healthcare sectors.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,272.30
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$419.85
Employees
4369
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Ticker: KWSE:KPROJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kuwait Projects Company Holding
Kuwait Projects Company Holding
Kuwait Projects Company Holding (KIPCO) is an investment holding company in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. With holdings in sectors such as financial services, media, manufacturing and real estate, KIPCO Group comprises over 60 companies and employs over 16,000 people.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,268.79
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$91.89
Employees
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Ticker: CNNE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cannae Holdings
Cannae Holdings
Cannae is a diversified holding company with over $1 billion in assets and boasts a strong track record of investing in a diverse range. Cannae holds majority and minority investment stakes in a number of entities, including Ceridian Holdings, American Blue Ribbon Holdings and T-System Holding.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,188.10
EBITDA ($mm)
($19.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($72.40)
Net Income ($mm)
$106.60
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE:ARES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ares Management, L.P.
Ares Management, L.P.
Ares Management, L.P. is a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager. Ares has adhered to a disciplined investment philosophy that focuses on delivering strong risk-adjusted investment returns throughout market cycles.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,169.57
EBITDA ($mm)
$175.35
EBIT ($mm)
$148.18
Net Income ($mm)
$61.02
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:ICP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intermediate Capital Group plc
Intermediate Capital Group plc
Intermediate Capital Group is a British-based provider of mezzanine finance. It is headquartered in London and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. Founded in 1989, they are a specialist asset manager with €21.6 billion under management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$571.71
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$250.73
Employees
0
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Ticker: BAX:INVCORP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Investcorp
Investcorp
Investcorp is a world-leading manager of alternative investments for select individuals and institutions. Founded in 1982, they’ve built a global reputation for superior performance, innovation and client service.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$452.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$188.00
EBIT ($mm)
$178.00
Net Income ($mm)
$121.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:CGEO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Georgia Capital PLC
Georgia Capital is an investment and holding company of a diversified group focused on investing in and developing businesses in Georgia. They seek to capture growth in these sectors: renewable energy, P&C insurance, real estate, water utility, healthcare, auto services, education, & retail banking.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$443.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$78.87
EBIT ($mm)
$53.25
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: JSE:WKF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Workforce Holdings Limited
Workforce Holdings Limited
Workforce Holdings is an investment holding company in South Africa. Workforce Holdings and its group of companies is a leading, trusted provider of employment, training, healthcare, wellness, financial services and lifestyle benefits to individuals and their employers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$213.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.72
EBIT ($mm)
$9.04
Net Income ($mm)
$7.04
Employees
1268
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Ticker: JSE:COH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brimstone Investment Corporation Limited
Brimstone is an investment company in the Republic of South Africa. Brimstone invests in wealth creating businesses and enters into strategic alliances to which it contributes capital, innovative ideas, management expertise, impeccable empowerment credentials and a values driven corporate identity.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$209.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.32
EBIT ($mm)
$36.66
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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