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closed 10/9/2020 via BusinessWire

LLR Partners, acquired YCharts

synopsis: LLR Partners has acquired YCharts, a cloud-based investment analytics and communications platform for RIAs, broker-dealers, and asset managers. The transaction will support YCharts’ continued organic growth through increased investment in product and sales and marketing, and to pursue complementary acquisitions.
buyer: LLR Partners
LLR Partners is a middle market private equity firm committed to creating long-term value by growing its portfolio companies. LLR invests in several industries, with a focus on technology, healthcare and services businesses. "
target: YCharts
YCharts is an investment research platform that enables smarter investments and better client communications. YCharts offers comprehensive data, visualization tools, and advanced analytics for equity, mutual fund, and ETF research, portfolio construction, idea generation, and market monitoring.
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closed 11/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Strategic Insight Inc., acquired BrightScope Inc.

synopsis: Strategic Insight, the data and business intelligence provider for the global asset management community, announced the next stage of its growth strategy with the acquisition of BrightScope. BrightScope is a financial information company that brings transparency to opaque markets through high‐value proprietary data and analytics.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Strategic Insight Inc.
Strategic Insight (SI) provides critical and proprietary data, business intelligence, research and marketing services to the global asset management community. "
target: BrightScope Inc.
BrightScope®, Inc. is a financial information company that brings transparency to opaque markets. Delivered through web-based software, BrightScope data drives better decision-making for individual investors, corporate plan sponsors, asset managers, broker-dealers, and financial advisors.
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announced 6/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Bulgaria On Air, will acquire Investor.BG PLC

synopsis: Media company Bulgaria On Air placed a buyout offer for the 51% stake in business news portal Investor.bg. Investor.BG PLC develops online databases for Bulgarian companies. It provides financial information, such as quotations, graphics of traded stocks, ratios, news, analyses, and reports.
buyer: Bulgaria On Air
Bulgaria On Air offers television and radio broadcasting services. The company is based in Bulgaria. "
target: Investor.BG PLC
Investor.BG PLC develops online databases for Bulgarian companies. It provides financial information, such as quotations, graphics of traded stocks, ratios, news, analyses, and reports.
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closed 8/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Morningstar, Inc., purchased Institutional Hedge Fund and Separate Account Database Division from InvestorForce

synopsis: Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the institutional hedge fund and separate account database division of InvestorForce, Inc., a Wayne, Pa.-based financial software and data integration company, for approximately $10 million in cash.
buyer: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar provides data on more than 300,000 investment offerings, including stocks, mutual funds, and similar vehicles, along with real-time global market data on more than 4 million equities, indexes, futures, options, and commodities, in addition to foreign exchange and Treasury markets. "
seller: InvestorForce
InvestorForce is a financial software company that has been a leader in the development of online applications for the financial services industry.
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$10
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closed 7/29/2015 via PE Hub

Leaders League Group, acquired Closing Circle

synopsis: Closing Circle, the digital media dedicated to the European private equity and venture capital community is being acquired by Leaders League, the rating agency and media group for top executives. Closing Circle was founded by David Chouraqui, an investment professional passionate about tech and innovation.
buyer: Leaders League Group
Leaders League is a rating agency and media group for top executives at the international level. With more than 130 employees and 3 offices in Latin America, the company is a fast growing media partner for leaders around the world. "
target: Closing Circle
Closing Circle, the European media for dealmakers, is a platform dedicated to the private equity and venture capital community. It provides news about private equity and venture capital transactions and fundraising in Europe, an online database of investor profiles and a weekly newsletter.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Lyceum Capital, acquired Style Research

synopsis: Robert Schwob, a popular figure in the asset management world, has sold majority control of Style Research, his asset management data provider, to mid-market private equity firm Lyceum Capital. Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications.
buyer: Lyceum Capital
Lyceum Capital partners with entrepreneurial management teams and unlocks growth potential by providing capital, operations and development support and help with targeted acquisitions. Lyceum typically invests between £5m and £50m of equity in fast-growing, UK-headquartered, mid-sized businesses. "
target: Style Research
Style Research is the leading independent provider of global investment research and portfolio analysis applications. The services are delivered on a SaaS-based platform that supports a range of devices.
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closed 10/23/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Nasdaq, Inc., acquired eVestment Alliance, LLC

synopsis: Nasdaq, a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services, has completed the acquisition of eVestment, an industry leading content and analytics provider used by asset managers, investment consultants and asset owners to help facilitate institutional investment decisions.
buyer: Nasdaq, Inc. (NasdaqGS:NDAQ:$4,262.00)
Nasdaq is a leading global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Through its diverse portfolio of solutions, Nasdaq enables customers to plan, optimize and execute their business vision with confidence. "
target: eVestment Alliance, LLC
eVestment provides a flexible suite of easy-to-use, cloud-based solutions to help the institutional investing community identify and capitalize on global investment trends, better select and monitor investment managers and more successfully enable asset managers to market their funds worldwide.
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$705
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closed 9/19/2011 via PR Newswire

eVestment Alliance, LLC, acquired Hedgefund.Net Inc.

synopsis: eVestment Alliance, a global provider of institutional investment data intelligence and analytic solutions, announced the acquisition of Channel Capital Group, owners of HedgeFund.net, a leading source for hedge fund data, research and news.
buyer: eVestment Alliance, LLC
eVestment is a global provider of institutional investment data intelligence and analytic solutions. eVestment delivers extensive separate account, hedge fund and commingled fund data through robust, user-friendly products, with an unparalleled commitment to client service. "
target: Hedgefund.Net Inc.
HedgeFund.net is a leading source for hedge fund data on the Web. Investors who meet accreditation standards are eligible for access to the site's database of information on more than 7,100 hedge funds, funds-of-funds and commodity products.
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closed 8/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Interactive Daily, acquired Kler’s Financial Data Service S.r.l.

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related services to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors, closed its acquisition of Kler’s Financial Data Service S.r.l., a leading provider of reference data to the Italian financial industry.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Interactive Daily
Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors. "
target: Kler’s Financial Data Service S.r.l.
Kler's S.r.l. provides on-line databases software applications, analysis and advice on the financial market, and consulting services. It also collects, processes, and standardizes information and financial data regarding companies, and listed and unlisted securities.
price ($mm)
$30
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$9
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announced 4/3/2007 via Company Press Release

Interfax Information Services Group, will acquire Finmarket Information Agency

synopsis: The Interfax International Information Services Group has agreed to purchase 90% of the shares of the Finmarket information agency, one of the leading Russian suppliers of financial and economic information, and plans to complete the deal by the end of the second quarter of 2007.
buyer: Interfax Information Services Group
Interfax Information Service Group creates information products and means of communication essential for decision-making in politics and business. "
target: Finmarket Information Agency
Finmarket Information Agency provides financial, stock exchange, and economic information. It gives the operative information on the Russian financial markets, economic and financial news, currency rates, quotations of securities, promissory notes, and real-time quotes.
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announced 3/29/2016 via BusinessWire

BATS Global Markets, Inc., will acquire ETF.com

synopsis: Bats Global Markets, the leading exchange operator for the trading of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), and creator of the Bats ETF Marketplace, signed a definitive agreement to acquire ETF.com, a leading provider of ETF data, news and analysis.
buyer: BATS Global Markets, Inc. (BATS:$1,861.90)
BATS Global Markets, Inc. is a leading global operator of securities markets, committed to Making Markets Better for traders, investors and issuers. In the U.S., BATS operates four stock exchanges – BZX, BYX, EDGX and EDGA – and regularly ranks as the top market for ETF and retail-driven liquidity. "
target: ETF.com
ETF.com is a leading provider of exchange-traded fund (ETF) data, news and analysis. Founded in 2001, ETF.com provides independent and authoritative news, analysis, data and education about ETFs, generating 875,572 page views and attracting 291,191 unique visitors in February 2016 alone.
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closed 8/31/2010 via Company Description

Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd., acquired AASTOCKS.com Ltd.

synopsis: Shanghai Great Wisdom Co. has acquired AASTOCKS.com Ltd. AASTOCKS.com Ltd. provides financial information products and services to corporate clients and individual investors in the Asia Pacific regions.
buyer: Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd. (601519.SS:$92.77)
Shanghai Great Wisdom Co., Ltd. engages in the development, production, sale, and support of information technology products to financial sector. It offers software that provides services in the areas of financial database, real-time quotes transmission, etc. "
target: AASTOCKS.com Ltd.
AASTOCKS.com Ltd. provides financial information products and services to corporate clients and individual investors in the Asia Pacific regions. Its information products cover equities, derivatives, global foreign exchange, and precious metals markets.
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closed 3/6/2006 via BusinessWire

eSignal, acquired Quote.com, Inc.

synopsis: Interactive Data Corporation announced the closing of the Company's acquisition of the assets of Quote.com(R) and certain other related assets from Lycos, Inc for $30 million in cash. The assets of Quote.com will now be operated as part of Interactive Data's eSignal business.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: eSignal
eSignal division of Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of financial and business information to professional and active individual investors. eSignal provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics. "
target parent: Daum Communications
target: Quote.com, Inc.
Quote.com, also known as the Lycos Finance division, markets four distinct offerings that deliver financial content and trading tools to active traders and individual investors.
price ($mm)
$30
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$13
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closed 7/29/2008 via BusinessWire

DealFlow Media, Inc., acquired PrivateRaise.com

synopsis: DealFlow Media, Inc. announced the acquisition of the assets and business of PrivateRaise.com LLC, including the PrivateRaise.com website, which tracks private placements of equity and equity-linked securities executed by public companies.
buyer: DealFlow Media, Inc.
DealFlow Media provides independent news and analysis for finance professionals. Founded in 2002, with offices in New York, California and Shanghai, the company publishes a variety of research and investment databases, as well as hosts in-person and web-based events. "
target: PrivateRaise.com
PrivateRaise.com is the leading source for data and analysis of private investments in public equity (PIPEs), Reverse Mergers, and Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs).
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closed 9/3/2012 via Reuters

CCH Incorporated, acquired BSI Media

synopsis: Global tax authority Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced it has acquired the assets of BSI Media, a leading provider of timely international tax, legal, business and investment information. BSI Media will become part of CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CCH Incorporated
CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, is the leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services for professionals. CCH is part of the global tax and accounting leader, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. "
target: BSI Media
BSI Media publishes some of the most respected internet publications in the fields of business, tax, law and investment. They've been publishing quality content since 1992, and quickly made the transition from print to digital publishing in the late 1990s.
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closed 6/1/2015 via PE Hub

Asset International, Inc., acquired FWW Group

synopsis: Asset International, Inc. (AI), a leading provider of data, information and marketing solutions to the global asset management industry, has acquired Financial Webworks (FWW), a Munich-based provider of fund data, regulatory documentation and marketing materials to fund distributors in Germany.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International (AI) provides critical data, business intelligence, and information services to the global investment management industry. AI delivers proprietary data and analytics, as well as marketing solutions that target global asset managers. "
target: FWW Group
Financial Webworks (FWW) is a provider of fund data, regulatory documentation and marketing materials to fund distributors. FWW’s suite of services enable advisors and investors to make sound investment decisions by providing them with transparent, up-to-date and correct fund information.
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closed 7/17/2014 via

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired Asset International, Inc.

synopsis: Genstar Capital, a leading middle market private equity firm, has acquired Asset International, Inc. (AI), a leading provider of data, information and marketing solutions to the global asset management industry.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in high quality companies. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of operating executives and strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. "
target parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
target: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International provides critical data, business intelligence, and information services to the global investment management industry. AI delivers proprietary data and analytics, as well as marketing solutions that target global asset managers.
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closed 7/30/2009 via Folio: First Day

Asset International, Inc., acquired Strategic Insight Mutual Fund Research and Consulting, LLC

synopsis: Stamford, Connecticut-based Asset International has closed its second acquisition in a month, picking up financial data and analytics firm Strategic Insight. Strategic Insight provides research and business intelligence to more than 200 financial services companies.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International, Inc. owns and operates publishing, email, newsletter, and education portals focusing on retirement and international securities services industries. The company provides news, content, research, training and e-commerce solutions. "
target: Strategic Insight Mutual Fund Research and Consulting, LLC
Strategic Insight is a research, data and analytics firm serving the investment management industry. It provides competitive research and business intelligence to more than 200 financial services organizations worldwide, across the mutual fund, retirement income and wealth management industries.
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closed 12/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Austin Ventures, L.P., acquired Asset International, Inc.

synopsis: Austin Ventures “AV”, with $3.9 billion of capital under management, announced the signing of definitive agreements to acquire Asset International, a global financial information provider that produces industry-leading publications such as PLANSPONSOR, PLANADVISER, and Global Custodian.
buyer: Austin Ventures, L.P.
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. "
target: Asset International, Inc.
Asset International, Inc. owns and operates publishing, email, newsletter, and education portals focusing on retirement and international securities services industries. The company provides news, content, research, training and e-commerce solutions.
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announced 9/15/2015 via Market Watch

IRESS Market Technology Limited, will acquire Proquote Ltd

synopsis: London Stock Exchange Group confirmed that it is selling Proquote, a company that provides a market data and trading system, to financial technology group IRESS Ltd., an Australian software company specializing in the development of software systems and services for financial markets and wealth management.
buyer: IRESS Market Technology Limited (ASX:IRE:$292.95)
IRESS Limited is an Australian software company specialising in the development of software systems and services for financial markets and wealth management. "
target parent: London Stock Exchange Group plc
target: Proquote Ltd
Proquote Limited provides a market data and trading system that offers real-time market data coverage of various global markets, news, and data sources. The company provides information on futures, options and commodities; and comprehensive fundamentals and charting analytical tools.
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closed 10/9/2020 via BusinessWire

LLR Partners, acquired YCharts

synopsis: LLR Partners has acquired YCharts, a cloud-based investment analytics and communications platform for RIAs, broker-dealers, and asset managers. The transaction will support YCharts’ continued organic growth through increased investment in product and sales and marketing, and to pursue complementary acquisitions.
buyer: LLR Partners
LLR Partners is a middle market private equity firm committed to creating long-term value by growing its portfolio companies. LLR invests in several industries, with a focus on technology, healthcare and services businesses. "
target: YCharts
YCharts is an investment research platform that enables smarter investments and better client communications. YCharts offers comprehensive data, visualization tools, and advanced analytics for equity, mutual fund, and ETF research, portfolio construction, idea generation, and market monitoring.
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closed 10/9/2020 via BusinessWire

LLR Partners, acquired YCharts

synopsis: LLR Partners has acquired YCharts, a cloud-based investment analytics and communications platform for RIAs, broker-dealers, and asset managers. The transaction will support YCharts’ continued organic growth through increased investment in product and sales and marketing, and to pursue complementary acquisitions.
buyer: LLR Partners
LLR Partners is a middle market private equity firm committed to creating long-term value by growing its portfolio companies. LLR invests in several industries, with a focus on technology, healthcare and services businesses. "
target: YCharts
YCharts is an investment research platform that enables smarter investments and better client communications. YCharts offers comprehensive data, visualization tools, and advanced analytics for equity, mutual fund, and ETF research, portfolio construction, idea generation, and market monitoring.
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closed 7/14/2020 via PR Newswire

Crisis24, acquired WorldAware, Inc.

synopsis: Canada-based GardaWorld Security Corporation has acquired WorldAware, a leading security risk management firm. WorldAware, combined with Crisis24, will enable GardaWorld to offer its clients access to the most comprehensive intelligence and security risk management services in the industry.
buyer parent: Garda World
buyer: Crisis24
Canada-based Crisis24, a GardaWorld Company, is a global integrated security risk management company. Its actionable risk management approach provides clients with the intelligence, technology, and risk services needed to confidently travel, protect their employees, assets, and reputation. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: WorldAware, Inc.
WorldAware provides intelligence-driven, integrated risk management solutions. WorldAware's end-to-end tailored solutions integrate world-class threat intelligence, innovative technology, and response services to help organizations mitigate risk and protect their employees, assets, and reputation.
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announced 12/23/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Geoforce, will acquire Trakopolis Corp

synopsis: Geoforce, Inc. will acquire Trakopolis SaaS Corp. Headquartered in Calgary, Trakopolis provides enhanced global traceability solutions and intuitive dashboards that give insight into core business operations such as fleet management, equipment utilization, maintenance, and repair scheduling and worker health and safety.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: Geoforce
Geoforce offers a cloud-based software platform that delivers a unified view of multiple asset types, including non-powered equipment, powered equipment and vehicles, through ruggedized satellite and cellular-based GPS devices. "
target: Trakopolis Corp (TSXV:TRAK:$4.64)
Calgary-based Trakopolis is a SaaS company with proprietary, cloud-based solutions for real-time tracking, data analysis, and management of corporate assets such as equipment, devices, vehicles, and workers. The Company’s asset management platform works across a variety of networks and devices.
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closed 12/17/2019 via BusinessWire

LLR Partners, acquired Geoforce

synopsis: Geoforce, a leading provider of global traceability and Track and Trace solutions for field equipment and vehicles, announced that LLR Partners, a middle market private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake and made a growth capital investment in the business.
buyer: LLR Partners
LLR Partners is a middle market private equity firm committed to creating long-term value by growing its portfolio companies. LLR invests in several industries, including Education, FinTech, Healthcare, Industrial Tech, Software and Security, with a focus on technology and services businesses. "
target: Geoforce
Geoforce offers a cloud-based software platform that delivers a unified view of multiple asset types, including non-powered equipment, powered equipment and vehicles, through ruggedized satellite and cellular-based GPS devices.
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closed 10/17/2019 via BusinessWire

LLR Partners, Parthenon Capital Partners, acquired DaySmart Software

synopsis: SFW Capital Partners is pleased to announce the sale of DaySmart Software to LLR Partners and Parthenon Capital. DaySmart is a leading provider of business management software, including integrated payments functionality, for consumer-facing small-and-medium sized businesses.
buyer: Parthenon Capital Partners
buyer: LLR Partners
LLR Partners is a middle market private equity firm committed to creating long-term value by growing its portfolio companies. Parthenon, a leading mid-market private equity firm, utilizes niche industry expertise and a deep execution team to invest in growth companies in service industries. "
target parent: SFW Capital Partners
target: DaySmart Software
DaySmart, headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, is a leading provider of business management software, including integrated payments functionality, for consumer-facing small-and-medium sized businesses. DaySmart currently serves businesses in the salon, pet, spa, and tattoo verticals.
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closed 6/12/2019 via PE Hub

LLR Partners, acquired CareATC, Inc.

synopsis: LLR Partners, a middle market private equity firm committed to creating long-term value by growing its portfolio companies, has acquired CareATC, a leading innovator in the employer-sponsored healthcare marketplace. CareATC offers customized population health management solutions for employers that reduce healthcare costs.
buyer: LLR Partners
LLR Partners is a middle market private equity firm committed to creating long-term value by growing its portfolio companies. LLR invests in several industries, including Education, FinTech, Healthcare, Industrial Tech, Software and Security, with a focus on technology and services businesses. "
target: CareATC, Inc.
CareATC, Inc. is a leading innovator in the employer-sponsored healthcare marketplace. CareATC offers customized population health management solutions for employers that reduce healthcare costs by promoting health, preventing disease and providing a shorter path to care.
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closed 3/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Gryphon Investors, acquired LEARN Behavioral

synopsis: Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in LEARN Behavioral from LLR Partners. LEARN is the leading network of providers serving children with autism and other special needs.
buyer: Gryphon Investors
Based in San Francisco, Gryphon Investors is a leading private equity firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management teams. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: LEARN Behavioral
LEARN Behavioral is the leading network of behavioral health providers serving children with autism and other special needs. LEARN delivers Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and related interventions based on industry-leading quality standards.
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closed 3/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Comcast Corporation, acquired BluVector

synopsis: Comcast announced it has acquired BluVector, a company that uses advanced artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide cybersecurity protection to companies and government agencies. With a proprietary machine-learning engine, BluVector detects, analyzes, and contains a wide range of sophisticated cyber-threats.
buyer: Comcast Corporation (CMCSA:$108,692.00)
Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is a video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential and business customers under the XFINITY brand. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: BluVector
BluVector utilizes machine learning to provide network-based Advanced Threat Detection and reduce response time from months to minutes. BluVector’s Intel grade, high-speed appliance enables SOC analysts and Incident Response teams to gain actionable insight on advanced threats in real time.
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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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announced 9/27/2018 via BusinessWire

Global Payments, Inc., will acquire SICOM Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions, announced an agreement to acquire SICOM Systems, Inc. from LLR Partners. SICOM provides enterprise, cloud-based SaaS solutions and other technologies to quick service and fast casual restaurants, as well as food service management providers, worldwide.
buyer: Global Payments, Inc. (GPN:$3,454.43)
Global Payments Inc. is a leading worldwide provider of payment technology services that delivers innovative solutions driven by customer needs globally. They provide a range of products and services that allow their customers to accept all payment types across a variety of distribution channels. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: SICOM Systems, Inc.
SICOM Systems, Inc. is a provider of end-to-end technologies and services for the quick service and fast casual restaurants. The company offers front-of-house solutions, back-of-house solutions and above restaurant solutions that help major restaurant chains streamline their operations.
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closed 7/3/2018 via Company Press Release

IO Education merged with Illuminate Education,

synopsis: Illuminate Education, the company transforming K-12 instruction through education intelligence solutions, has merged with IO Education. IO Education empowers educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Illuminate Education
Illuminate Education is a leading provider of K-12 software and services. An educator perspective drives all of Illuminate’s solutions, which are designed to maximize instructional time, streamline educator tasks and support data-driven decision-making. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: IO Education
IO Education is on a mission to empower educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They focus on developing innovative solutions that break down data silos and improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency.
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closed 9/20/2017 via PR Web

IO Education, acquired eSchoolData, LLC

synopsis: IO Education, a market leader in helping educators use data to improve student outcomes, has acquired eSchoolData, a provider of student and data management solutions for K-12 school districts. eSchoolData's comprehensive, web-based solution features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, data analytics capabilities, and more.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: IO Education
IO Education is on a mission to empower educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They focus on developing innovative solutions that break down data silos and improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency. "
target: eSchoolData, LLC
eSchoolData provides a web-based Student Management System that features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, a transportation management module, data analytics capabilities, and more. eSchoolData gives schools the power to turn data into knowledge and knowledge into informed decisions.
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closed 1/9/2017 via BusinessWire

LLR Partners, acquired BluVector

synopsis: LLR Partners announced the acquisition of BluVector, an advanced, next-generation machine learning threat detection and cyber hunting solution, from Northrop Grumman Corporation. BluVector is a cyber-threat detection and hunting platform that defends enterprises against evolving security threats.
buyer: LLR Partners
LLR Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm providing capital and strategic guidance to growth companies. They invest in a broad range of industries, with an emphasis on software, tech-enabled services and healthcare. "
target parent: Northrop Grumman Corporation
target: BluVector
BluVector utilizes machine learning to provide network-based Advanced Threat Detection and reduce response time from months to minutes. BluVector’s Intel grade, high-speed appliance enables SOC analysts and Incident Response teams to gain actionable insight on advanced threats in real time.
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closed 5/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

LLR Partners, acquired Learn It Systems

synopsis: Learn It Systems, a portfolio company of Milestone Partners, has been acquired by LLR Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Learn It Systems, headquartered in Baltimore, MD, is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs.
buyer: LLR Partners
LLR Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm providing capital and strategic guidance to growth companies. They invest in a broad range of industries, with an emphasis on software, tech-enabled services and healthcare. "
target parent: Milestone Partners
target: Learn It Systems
Learn It Systems is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs. Learn It's comprehensive behavioral health platform addresses large, high-growth markets being driven by insurance reform, an evolving reimbursement landscape.
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closed 12/26/2014 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired VectorLearning

synopsis: LLR Partners has sold a majority stake in online education company VectorLearning.com Inc. to Providence Equity Partners. VectorLearning currently operates RedVector and Target Solutions, which provides online training for firefighters and emergency medical services providers.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, education, and information companies around the world. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: VectorLearning
VectorLearning sets the standard for excellence in delivering online continuing education (CE) to a broad range of industries, including architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), as well as industrial, facilities management and public safety fields.
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closed 5/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Professional Trading Solutions, Inc., acquired Sterling Trader

synopsis: Professional Trading Solutions, Inc. (PTS), an industry-leading solutions provider for the active trading community, announced the acquisition of Sterling Trader, Inc. (Sterling), an equity trading platform provider with a global customer base.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: Professional Trading Solutions, Inc.
Professional Trading Solutions, Inc. (formerly dba Lightspeed Financial, Inc.), is an industry-leading solutions provider for active and professional traders, hedge funds and prop trading groups. PTS provides fast, stable, state-of-the-art products and services to the active trading community. "
target: Sterling Trader
Sterling Trader, an industry-leading professional direct access trading service and global trading network, offers a full service order routing and management suite built to support the direct access trading needs of professional traders, broker/dealers and buy-side trading institutions.
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closed 2/7/2014 via PR Web

Viewpoint Construction Software, acquired Maxwell Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Viewpoint Construction Software, a provider of information management solutions for the construction industry, has acquired Maxwell Systems, a long time provider of construction software solutions built for contractors including takeoff and estimating, project management and accounting solutions.
buyer parent: Coaxis, Inc.
buyer: Viewpoint Construction Software
Viewpoint Construction Software has been providing information management solutions for the construction industry since 1976. The industry segments it serves include General Building contractors, Specialty Subcontractors, and Heavy/Highway contractors. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: Maxwell Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1975, Maxwell Systems offers the most complete set of construction management software solutions in the industry, including takeoff and estimating, project management, and accounting solutions, as well as the industry’s only all-in-one, single solution: ProContractorMX®.
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closed 10/22/2013 via BusinessWire

IOD, Inc., acquired ApeniMED

synopsis: IOD Inc., the leader in health information management solutions for the healthcare industry, announced its acquisition of ApeniMED, a leader in healthcare interoperability. The acquisition brings additional value to IOD customers by further augmenting IOD’s efforts to facilitate the efficient exchange of health information.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: IOD, Inc.
IOD Inc. is the leader in full suite Health Information Management (HIM) services solutions that help hospitals, healthcare systems and clinics streamline and simplify HIM workflow. "
target: ApeniMED
ApeniMED is a global provider of the ApeniMED Platform, a secure, scalable healthcare platform enabling the connectivity and interoperable exchange of clinical and administrative data between disparate healthcare trading partners and systems.
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closed 1/18/2012 via PR Newswire

LLR Partners, acquired Paragon Technology Group Inc.

synopsis: Paragon Technology Group, a leading provider of strategic technology solutions to the public sector, and LLR Partners, one of the Mid-Atlantic's largest private equity investment firms with over $1.4 billion under management, announced that the equity firm has made a majority investment in Paragon.
buyer: LLR Partners
LLR Partners, a leading private equity firm based in Philadelphia, PA, provides capital to middle market growth companies with proven business models in a broad range of industries including financial, health care and business services, information technology, and education. "
target: Paragon Technology Group Inc.
Paragon Technology Group, Inc. is a fast-growing information technology company providing professional services to the public sector. Paragon delivers an extensive suite of services, including IT systems engineering and application development, governance and PMO implementation and support, etc.
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closed 7/7/2011 via BusinessWire

SumTotal Systems, Inc., acquired CyberShift, Inc.

synopsis: SumTotal® Systems, Inc., the innovator in strategic Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, announced the acquisitions of CyberShift, a leader in strategic workforce management and expense software. CyberShift is the only enterprise solution vendor in Workforce Management with a true Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offering.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: SumTotal Systems, Inc. (SUMT:$114.35)
SumTotal Systems, Inc. is the global leader in talent management software that enables organizations to more effectively drive business strategy. SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, in a single software platform for improved business intelligence."
target parent: LLR Partners
target: CyberShift, Inc.
CyberShift, an industry leader in strategic workforce management and expense management software, offers innovative visualization and mobile solutions for time and attendance, advanced scheduling, absence management, and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and leave management.
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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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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 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 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
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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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announced 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

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

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

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

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

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

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

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

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

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

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

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

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

synopsis: Nordnet Bank AB has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Finnish company eQ, from Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank hf. eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57 000 customer and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
buyer: Nordnet Bank AB
The Nordnet Group provides user-friendly and cost efficient services to private investors and companies within share trading, mutual fund investments and pension savings plans. The holding company, Nordnet AB (plc), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. "
target parent: Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank, hf.
target: eQ Corporation
eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57,000 customers and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

SoFi, acquired 8 Securities Limited

synopsis: Consumer financial services platform SoFi has acquired 8 Securities, a Hong Kong-based investing app. Targeted to personal investors, 8 Securities will rebrand to SoFi Hong Kong and will begin launching services in other markets in addition to Hong Kong. 8 Securities was the first mobile-only investment service and robo-advisor to launch in Asia.
buyer: SoFi
SoFi is a values-driven company on a mission to help members get their money right. They create modern financial products and services that help people borrow, save, spend, invest, and protect their money better, so that they can achieve financial independence and realize their ambitions. "
target: 8 Securities Limited
Hong Kong-based 8 Securities is a cloud-based brokerage platform that provides simple, transparent, and affordable mobile investing solutions. The company allows users to trade over 15,000 US and Hong Kong stocks and exchange traded funds as much as they like free of commission.
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announced 1/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Guardian Capital Group, will acquire ModernAdvisor

synopsis: Guardian Capital Group Limited, a Canadian diversified financial services company, will acquire Modern Advisor Canada Inc., a leading Canadian digital advisor platform. ModernAdvisor is a fintech start-up that helps investors to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
buyer: Guardian Capital Group (TSX:GCG.A:$136.06)
Guardian Capital is a Canadian diversified financial services company operating in Asset Management and Financial Advisory. Guardian provides investment management services, financial advisory services, retail distribution of mutual funds, insurance, and general corporate services. "
target: ModernAdvisor
Vancouver-based ModernAdvisor is a digital investment management company. ModernAdvisor uses technology to help advisors bring Canadians intelligent investing options, allowing them to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
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announced 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

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

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

synopsis: Evercore announced that it has acquired the operating businesses of ISI International Strategy & Investment (“ISI”). ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
buyer: Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR:$1,004.73)
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions. "
target: ISI Group, Inc.
ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI strives to be the Street’s best investment research resource for their clients' money management performance. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
price ($mm)
$132
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/21/2009 via BusinessWire

PFGBEST, will acquire Alaron Futures & Options

synopsis: PFGBEST announced that it is purchasing the customer assets of Alaron. It will be formed into a new division called ATD, a division of PFGBEST. Both companies have been leaders in the futures industry for 20 years, through the evolution of online trading that helped level the playing field for retail futures market participants.
buyer: PFGBEST
PFGBEST is the second-largest non-clearing U.S. Futures Commission Merchant, with customers, affiliates and brokerage offices in more than 80 countries. It offers a range of trading and investor products and services for retail investors as well as for commercial and institutional clients. "
target: Alaron Futures & Options
Alaron, founded in 1989 in Chicago, provides electronic and pit-based futures trading and asset management services to institutions and retail clients on five continents. Alaron built upon its core business by integrating global trading systems and analysis techniques used by professional traders.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$1,537.25
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments. They emphasize an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt, control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,315.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.51
EBIT ($mm)
$331.49
Net Income ($mm)
$224.77
Employees
0
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Ticker: KKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, capital markets, credit strategies, and hedge funds. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,307.71
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$199.44
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSX:ONEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onex Corporation
Onex Corporation
Founded in 1984, Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. They acquire and build high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. They also invest in non-investment grade debt through credit funds and collateralized loan obligations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,081.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$857.00
EBIT ($mm)
$822.00
Net Income ($mm)
$4,277.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: COWN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm that operates through two business segments: a broker dealer and an investment management division. Cowen Inc. focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to their clients in order to help them outperform.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,072.28
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$112.95
Employees
1325
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Ticker: EQT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EQT AB
EQT AB
EQT is a leading Swedish investment firm with more than EUR 61B in raised capital across 29 funds and around EUR 40B in assets under management. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19B and approximately 110,000 employees.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$670.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$215.55
EBIT ($mm)
$199.55
Net Income ($mm)
$178.52
Employees
0
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Ticker: PSEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prospect Capital Corporation
Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company that operates as a closed-end, non-diversified investment company that lends to and invests in energy-related businesses.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$625.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$433.31
Net Income ($mm)
$292.38
Employees
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Ticker: TGOPF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3i Group Plc
3i Group Plc
3i Group plc is a multinational private equity and venture capital company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has offices in 13 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe and had total assets under management of £10.5 billion as at 31 March 2012.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$403.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.93
EBIT ($mm)
$253.21
Net Income ($mm)
$265.62
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:FIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fimalac SA
Fimalac SA
Fimalac is a diversified holding company, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, founded and managed by Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière. Fimalac Group is engaged in private equity, digital media, live shows and hotels and recreation.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$392.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($13.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($54.12)
Net Income ($mm)
$68.47
Employees
2911
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Ticker: MAIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation is a principal investment firm that provides long-term debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies and debt capital to middle market companies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$238.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$205.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:4310
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dream Incubator Inc.
Dream Incubator Inc.
Based in Japan, Dream Incubator, Inc. is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in incubation and investments in all business stages. They also help companies with their growth and expansion as a strategic consulting and business development firm.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$183.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.93
EBIT ($mm)
$17.11
Net Income ($mm)
$11.60
Employees
0
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