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announced 12/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Permira, will acquire Boats Group

synopsis: Permira has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Boats Group, an online classifieds marketplace and technology provider for the recreational marine industry. Through its industry-leading brands and integrated suite of data, marketing software, and workflow tools, Boats Group’s global marketplaces connect millions of buyers and sellers of boats.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Permira advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$50bn (€44bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments and strategic minority investments. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Boats Group
Boats Group’s brands are the largest online boating marketplaces in the world and have been partners in the boating industry for nearly 20 years. Boats Group also provides marine businesses with a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions.
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announced 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire Groupe La Centrale

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners L.L.C., a premier private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in Groupe La Centrale, a leading provider of car classifieds in France, from Axel Springer. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac, and MaVoitureCash.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence is a premier asset management firm with over $44 billion in aggregate capital commitments. Providence has invested in more than 170 companies and is a leading equity investment firm focused on the media, communications, education, software, and services industries. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Groupe La Centrale
Groupe La Centrale is the French leader in auto, motorcycle, and boat content in the field of classified ads and editorials. Groupe La Centrale is comprised of four brands through which it covers the entire lifecycle of a vehicle: La Centrale, Promoneuve, Caradisiac and MaVoitureCash.
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closed 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Boats Group, acquired Annonces du Bateau

synopsis: Boats Group, the tech business behind the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world, has acquired Annonces du Bateau from CarBoat Media, the French leader in car, motorcycle and boat classifieds. Annonces du Bateau is a boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Boats Group
Boats Group operates the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world. Boats Group makes it easy for people to buy and sell boats through their five industry-leading brands, YachtWorld, Boat Trader, boats.com, CosasDeBarcos and YachtCloser. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Annonces du Bateau
Annonces du Bateau is a leading boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France. The platform has over 13,000 listed ads for boats from leading brands such as Quicksilver, Cranchi, Sea Ray, Bayliner, and more.
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closed 3/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Marinanow Srl, acquired MooringSpot

synopsis: Marinanow, an online booking platform for Mediterranean marinas, has announced its acquisition of MooringSpot, the Monaco based market leader in berth marketing and booking. MooringSpot is a point of reference for clients searching for a homeport or a long-term berth rental in the Mediterranean, whether for a sailing boat or a superyacht.
buyer: Marinanow Srl
Marinanow is the online community where sailors from all over the world meet to exchange experiences and to look for and reserve boats, berths and a whole lot more. Marinanow's search engine that can help users find and book berths in marinas thoughout the Mediterranean. "
target: MooringSpot
MooringSpot is a website where people can find berths advertised in order to have a home port, which are often difficult to find in popular yachting destinations. It is a simple and low-cost solution to broker and negotiate the right to occupy a berth over a number of years.
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closed 3/24/2011 via BusinessWire

Active Interest Media, Inc., acquired BoatQuest.com

synopsis: Active Interest Media announced that it has acquired BoatQuest.com, an online classified site for buying and selling boats. BoatQuest.com joins AIM’s other marine properties including Yachts Magazine and Show Management — presenter of five of Florida’s largest boat shows — to create a powerful multi-medium marketing organization.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Active Interest Media, Inc.
Active Interest Media (AIM) is a rapidly growing media company focusing on enthusiast magazines and related consumer shows, Internet sites, and books. In conjunction with its magazines, AIM produces and markets more than 75 martial arts videos and books. "
target: BoatQuest.com
BoatQuest.com is an online classified site for buying and selling boats. In addition to standard classified listings, BoatQuest.com offers yacht brokers and dealers a variety of featured ads, as well as banner advertising. Founded in 1999, BoatQuest.com attracts close to 400,000 monthly visitors.
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closed 9/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Snag-A-Slip, acquired SlipSure

synopsis: Snag-A-Slip, the leading online boat slip reservation service, announced that it acquired SlipSure, the largest app for instant and same day boater bookings. Detailed marina information, services, amenities and shore options allow users to sort, choose, and book a slip with immediate confirmation.
buyer: Snag-A-Slip
Snag-A-Slip, the leading online boat slip reservation service, serves boaters across the U.S. and internationally. Snag-A-Slip aims to showcase its marina partners and connect transient boaters with available slips more easily. "
target: SlipSure
SlipSure is a free app for same day instant booking of a slip or mooring. Using a boat's specifications, SlipSure provides a marina's availability and price. Detailed marina information, services, amenities and shore options allow users to sort, choose, and book a slip with immediate confirmation.
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closed 6/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Beds on Board Limited, acquired Boatyng

synopsis: Beds on Board, a Hampshire firm has established itself as the world's leading boat accommodation after taking over a French rival Boatyng. Boatyng is a peer-to-peer boat accommodation rental website, founded in Nice, France. Boatyng accommodation fleet ranges from a houseboat with view of the Eiffel Tower to a superyacht in the Riviera.
buyer: Beds on Board Limited
Lymington-based Beds on Board, established in 2015 on the Airbnb model, is a peer-to-peer platform which links up boat owners with people who'd like to spend some time afloat. "
target: Boatyng
Boatyng is a peer-to-peer boat accommodation rental website, founded in Nice, France. Boatyng accommodation fleet ranges from a houseboat with view of the Eiffel Tower to a superyacht in the Riviera.
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closed 3/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

Togo Group, acquired OvernightRVParking.com, LLC

synopsis: Togo Group, the road-based travel technology company, has acquired OvernightRVParking.com. Founded in 2008, Overnight RV Parking has grown to be the largest, most accurate, and most authoritative database of free RV parking locations in North America, and is unique in its careful review and validation of submitted location details.
buyer: Togo Group (THO:$8,546.51)
Togo Group is creating the leading technology platform for road-based travel and outdoor tourism. The Togo RV Companion App provides users with a set of tools focused on improving the RV experience, including GPS navigation, high-value member discounts, access to free boondocking locations and more."
target: OvernightRVParking.com, LLC
OvernightRVParking.com is the most accurate, complete, and authoritative database of free overnight RV parking locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company carefully vets each listing to ensure accuracy and has amassed over 14,000 locations.
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closed 5/3/2017 via Company Press Release

NextStage SCA, acquired NaturaBuy

synopsis: NaturaBuy SAS, the marketplace for small ads and the purchase/sale of hunting, fishing and outdoor items, has been acquired by NextStage, a private equity fund based in Paris. Mondadori France was the seller.
buyer: NextStage SCA (ENXTPA:NEXTS:$5.23)
NextStageAM is an independent management company and one of the pioneers and leaders in the provision of growth capital in France. NextStageAM is specialized in investing and financing the growth of SMEs and mid-sized businesses (MSBs) that are “champions” in their respective fields. "
target parent: FinInvest SpA
target: NaturaBuy
NaturaBuy is the first French auction site and classified ads specializing in the world of hunting, fishing and outdoor and nature recreation.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

VerticalScope Inc., acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com

synopsis: VerticalScope Inc.announced that it has acquired MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com. MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
buyer parent: Torstar Corporation
buyer: VerticalScope Inc.
Founded in 1999, Verticalscope Inc. is a leading online media company that owns and operates 1400 + consumer resource sites and enthusiast social communities strategically positioned across verticals with high consumer engagement, significant consumer spending and strong blue-chip advertisers. "
target parent: Invenda Corporation
target: MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com
MTBR.com and Roadbikereview.com are industry leading mountain biking and cycling sites which reach over 2 million passionate mountain bikers and cyclists each month.
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closed 7/2/2015 via PR Newswire

ACCEO Solutions, acquired Julo Ltd.

synopsis: ACCEO Solutions Inc., a Canadian leader in information technology and business and financial solutions, is proud to announce its acquisition of Julo, a Quebec-based firm working on the development, operation, and promotion of an online broadcasting and registration platform for activities offered by recreational and cultural organizations.
buyer: ACCEO Solutions
Canadian IT company ACCEO Solutions specializes in the design, implementation, integration, and support of management software; e-business development; and payment, professional, and technical services. ACCEO Solutions is currently experiencing growth with nearly 1000 employees and 60 000 clients. "
target: Julo Ltd.
Julo established a twofold mission for itself: to enable providers to offer recreational activities easily and at a low cost, and to give the public access to secure online registration for activities.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Heycar, acquired HonestJohn.co.uk Ltd

synopsis: Heycar, an online used car marketplace in the UK, has acquired HonestJohn.co.uk, a consumer motoring site in the UK. HonestJohn.co.uk aims to provide consumers with in-depth motoring advice and informed opinions based on honest and transparent information. The site features more than 3,600 car reviews, up-to-date news, motoring advice, and more.
buyer: Heycar
Heycar is an online used car marketplace in the UK. Heycar lets users search for and buy a used car, as well as arrange financing, on its portal. They only feature the best used cars from selected dealers. Heycar offers all kinds of cars from leading brands such as Audi, Ford, Volkswagen and more. "
target: HonestJohn.co.uk Ltd
HonestJohn.co.uk is a consumer motoring site in the UK. HonestJohn.co.uk aims to provide consumers with in-depth motoring advice and informed opinions based on honest and transparent information. The site features more than 3,600 car reviews, up-to-date news, motoring advice, and more.
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closed 11/2/2017 via BusinessWire

Snag-A-Slip, acquired Marinalife

synopsis: Snag-A-Slip, an online boat slip reservation company, has acquired Marinalife, a leading source for premium content, marina information and cruising concierge services. The move solidifies Snag-A-Slip as a leader in the boat slip reservation industry and boosts the company’s focus on concierge services and the overall customer experience.
buyer: Snag-A-Slip
Snag-A-Slip is a Baltimore-based company that connects boaters with available slips, while also showcasing marinas via digital channels in the same way that hotels are promoted digitally. "
target: Marinalife
Marinalife provides premium content and valuable services for all types of boaters. The Marinalife Cruising Club membership offers boaters access to detailed marina information, travel resources including trip itineraries and destination guides to make their next boating adventure stress-free.
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closed 5/7/2013 via PR Web

Lighthouse Publications, LLC, acquired BoatingLocal

synopsis: Lighthouse Publications has announced the acquisition of BoatingLocal.com, the premiere online source of recreational boating news, entertainment and information in New England. It is a daily online magazine for New England boaters and fishermen, with over 6,000 published posts.
buyer: Lighthouse Publications, LLC
Lighthouse Publications, LLC is a mid-sized company specializing in high-end glossy magazines with a variety of titles: Southern New England Home, Southern New England Weddings, Home Remodeling Cape Cod, the Islands & South Coast and Golf & Leisure Cape Cod, The Vineyard, and more. "
target: BoatingLocal
BoatingLocal is the premiere online source of recreational boating news, entertainment and information in New England.
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closed 2/4/2021 via PR Web

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Campfire Collective

synopsis: Kalkomey Enterprises, a leading provider of online recreational safety education, has acquired Campfire Collective, an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, and more.
buyer parent: Cove Hill Partners
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States. "
target: Campfire Collective
Campfire Collective is an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to discover, learn and optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, off-roading, and paddling.
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closed 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Escapees RV Club, acquired RV to Freedom

synopsis: Escapees RV Club has announced the acquisition of all RV to Freedom properties including its popular course Roadmap to Full-Time RVing. This course leads the customer from the dreaming stage to becoming a full or part-time RVer. It also includes the RV to Freedom Facebook group with over 39,000 members.
buyer: Escapees RV Club
The Escapees RV Club is one of the oldest, largest and most loved RV membership organizations in the world. It is a tightly-knit community of like-minded RVers. It also offers support services like mail forwarding, healthcare solutions, and roadside assistance. "
target: RV to Freedom
RV to Freedom is a resource for RVers and those wanting to learn more about the RVing lifestyle. RV to Freedom has information needed to start a life a freedom on the road. RV to Freedom offers a popular course called Roadmap to Full-Time RVing.
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closed 12/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

tronc, acquired Spanfeller Media Group

synopsis: Tronc has closed a deal to buy the Spanfeller Media Group, and its food and outdoors digital properties. Tronc gains TheDailyMeal.com as well as the much smaller TheActiveTimes.com. Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
buyer: tronc (NasdaqGM:TRNC:$1,513.52)
tronc, Inc. is a media company rooted in award-winning journalism, which harnesses proprietary technology to present personalized, premium content to a global audience in real time. tronc draws content from its vast media portfolio that has a commitment to informing and inspiring communities. "
target: Spanfeller Media Group
The Spanfeller Media Group is a new age media company creating content for the web. The company operates The Daily Meal and The Active Times. The Daily Meal offers 1.2 million recipes, 80,000 wine reviews and one million restaurant reviews. The Active Times is an outdoor enthusiast site.
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announced 11/8/2012 via BusinessWire

Northern Tool + Equipment, will purchase The Sportsman’s Guide and The Golf Warehouse from Redcats

synopsis: Northern Tool + Equipment, a leading supplier of high-quality tools and equipment, announced it has agreed to acquire The Sportsman’s Guide, a supplier of top-quality outdoor goods sold from catalogs and online and The Golf Warehouse, an online golf equipment retailer from Redcats USA, a division of French company PPR, for $215 million.
buyer: Northern Tool + Equipment
Northern Tool + Equipment has been a supplier of high-quality tools and equipment founded and owned by the Kotula family for more than 30 years, selling products through direct mail, the Internet and at 80 retail locations in 16 states. "
seller parent: PPR
seller: Redcats
Redcats is a world leader in the online distribution of fashion, home decoration, and sports and leisure goods. Through its European and American brands, Redcats distributes fashion, sports and home decoration collections that fit every style and desire all over the world.
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closed 12/6/2007 via PR Newswire

Gander Mountain, acquired Overton's Inc.

synopsis: Gander Mountain Company the nation's largest retail network of stores for outdoor lifestyle products and services, has acquired Overton's, Inc., a leading Internet and catalog marketing company targeting recreational boaters, from Linsalata Capital Partners, a Cleveland-based private equity firm.
buyer: Gander Mountain (GMTN:$0.00)
Gander Mountain Company is the nation's largest retail network of stores for hunting, fishing, boats, camping, marine and outdoor lifestyle products and services. Since 1960, the Gander Mountain brand has offered an expanding assortment of competitively priced outdoor equipment. "
target parent: Linsalata Capital Partners
target: Overton's Inc.
Overton's, Inc. is a direct marketer of specialty water sports and related marine accessories. The company's product line is extensive, ranging from water skis, wakeboards and apparel to electronics, boat covers and boat seats.
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$70
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Outside, acquired Gaia GPS

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences, announced the acquisition of Gaia GPS, the leading mobile mapping and navigation application for backcountry adventurers and professionals. Pocket Outdoor has changed its name to Outside.
buyer: Outside
Outside is the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences. Across web, print, podcast, social, video, and TV, their brands reach 70 million of the most active and influential consumers in the world every month. "
target: Gaia GPS
Gaia GPS is the world’s leading backcountry mapping app. It has a big tent of users, including backpackers, backcountry skiers, offroaders, and crazy folks who lead Everest expeditions, skate across Arctic ice, and walk thousands of miles in a single hike.
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announced 12/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Permira, will acquire Boats Group

synopsis: Permira has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Boats Group, an online classifieds marketplace and technology provider for the recreational marine industry. Through its industry-leading brands and integrated suite of data, marketing software, and workflow tools, Boats Group’s global marketplaces connect millions of buyers and sellers of boats.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Permira advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$50bn (€44bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments and strategic minority investments. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Boats Group
Boats Group’s brands are the largest online boating marketplaces in the world and have been partners in the boating industry for nearly 20 years. Boats Group also provides marine businesses with a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions.
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closed 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Boats Group, acquired Annonces du Bateau

synopsis: Boats Group, the tech business behind the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world, has acquired Annonces du Bateau from CarBoat Media, the French leader in car, motorcycle and boat classifieds. Annonces du Bateau is a boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Boats Group
Boats Group operates the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world. Boats Group makes it easy for people to buy and sell boats through their five industry-leading brands, YachtWorld, Boat Trader, boats.com, CosasDeBarcos and YachtCloser. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Annonces du Bateau
Annonces du Bateau is a leading boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France. The platform has over 13,000 listed ads for boats from leading brands such as Quicksilver, Cranchi, Sea Ray, Bayliner, and more.
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announced 7/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, will acquire Dominion Marine Media

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Dominion Marine Media ("DMM"), the leading global marine classifieds marketplace and marketing software solutions provider to marine brokers and dealers, from Dominion Enterprises, a subsidiary of Landmark Media Enterprises.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners LLP is a leading global private equity advisory firm. Over its more than 30-year history, Apax Partners has raised and advised funds with aggregate commitments in excess of $45 billion. "
target parent: Landmark Media Enterprises, LLC
target: Dominion Marine Media
Operating the world's largest and most popular recreational marine digital marketplaces – BoatTrader, boats.com, YachtWorld, and CosasDeBarcos – Dominion Marine Media attracts over 62 million unique visitors annually to more than 300,000 unique boat and yacht listings.
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closed 3/3/2021 via PR Newswire

TeamViewer, acquired Upskill

synopsis: TeamViewer, a global provider of secure remote connectivity solutions and workplace digitalization technology, has acquired Upskill, the US-based pioneer in augmented reality software for frontline workers. Upskill's digital workflow solutions support workers especially in through real-time interfaces with smart glasses and handheld mobile devices.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: TeamViewer (XTRA:TMV:$550.19)
TeamViewer focuses on cloud-based technologies to enable online remote support and collaboration globally. To thrive now and in the coming years, businesses and individuals need remote desktop support, remote access, and online collaboration to be able to connect worldwide. "
target: Upskill
Upskill is the market leader in enterprise software for augmented reality devices in industrial settings. Their application platform, Skylight, enhances the capabilities of hands-on workers to measurably and immediately improve business operations from the factory to the warehouse to the jobsite.
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announced 12/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Permira, will acquire Boats Group

synopsis: Permira has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Boats Group, an online classifieds marketplace and technology provider for the recreational marine industry. Through its industry-leading brands and integrated suite of data, marketing software, and workflow tools, Boats Group’s global marketplaces connect millions of buyers and sellers of boats.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Permira advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$50bn (€44bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments and strategic minority investments. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Boats Group
Boats Group’s brands are the largest online boating marketplaces in the world and have been partners in the boating industry for nearly 20 years. Boats Group also provides marine businesses with a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions.
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Alter Domus, acquired Credit Vision Limited

synopsis: Luxembourg provider of integrated solutions for the alternative investment industry, Alter Domus has acquired Credit-Vision Limited, a London-based fintech. Credit-Vision is a data and analytics platform for corporate credit investors that streamlines and modernizes portfolio management.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Alter Domus
Luxembourg-based Alter Domus is a leading provider of integrated solutions for the alternative investment industry. Alter Domus offers fund administration, corporate services, depositary services, transfer pricing, domiciliation, and management company services. "
target: Credit Vision Limited
Based in the UK, Credit-Vision is award-winning web-based middle and front office technology platform that provides portfolio management and financial analysis to private debt investors and debt capital markets participants including banks, CLO, and other managers.
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closed 8/19/2020 via PR Newswire

Informatica Corp., acquired GreenBay Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Informatica has acquired GreenBay Technologies Inc., a data management startup focused on AI and machine learning. The acquisition will strengthen the core capabilities of Informatica's AI-powered CLAIRE engine across its Intelligent Data Platform, empowering businesses to more easily identify, access, and derive insights from organizational data.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Informatica Corp. (INFA:$1,047.95)
Informatica is the only proven Enterprise Cloud Data Management leader that accelerates data-driven digital transformation. Informatica enables companies to fuel innovation, become more agile, and realize new growth opportunities, resulting in intelligent market disruptions. "
target: GreenBay Technologies, Inc.
GreenBay Technologies is a data management startup focused on artificial intelligence and machine learning. The company develops products that use machine learning and big data technologies to automate complex data management tasks such as entity and schema matching.
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closed 12/4/2020 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Ancestry.com

synopsis: Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone (“Blackstone”) have completed their previously announced acquisition of Ancestry® from Silver Lake, GIC, Spectrum Equity, Permira, and other equity holders for a total enterprise value of $4.7 billion.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$5,935.77)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Permira
target: Ancestry.com
Ancestry is the global leader in family history and consumer genomics. With their unparalleled collection of 24 billion records and over 18 million people in their growing AncestryDNA network, customers can discover their family story and gain actionable insights about their health and wellness.
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announced 7/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Permira, will purchase EF Kids & Teens from EF Education First AG

synopsis: Global investment firm Permira and EF Education First announced that a company backed by the Permira Funds has agreed to invest in a majority stake in the EF Kids & Teens business headquartered in Switzerland with schools in China and Indonesia. EF Kids & Teens is a market leader in premium English language education.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Permira advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$48bn (€44bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments and strategic minority investments. "
seller: EF Education First AG
The acquisition includes the EF Kids & Teens business from EF. EF Kids & Teens is a leader in premium English language education. EF Education First is an international education company that specializes in language training, educational travel, academic degree programs, and cultural exchange.
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Informatica Corp., acquired Compact Solutions LLC

synopsis: Informatica®, the enterprise cloud data management leader, has acquired Compact Solutions to bring expanded metadata management to the Informatica Intelligent Data Platform™, powered by the CLAIRE™ AI engine. Compact Solutions provides data governance in complex enterprises, enabling organizations to meet regulatory compliance requirements.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Informatica Corp. (INFA:$1,047.95)
Informatica is the only proven Enterprise Cloud Data Management leader that accelerates data-driven digital transformation. Informatica enables companies to fuel innovation, become more agile, and realize new growth opportunities, resulting in intelligent market disruptions. "
target: Compact Solutions LLC
Compact Solutions was founded in 2003 with engineering operations in Krakow, Poland. The company has focused on automated solutions for data governance in complex enterprises, enabling organizations worldwide to meet regulatory compliance requirements.
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Genesys, acquired nGUVU

synopsis: Genesys, the global leader in cloud customer experience and contact center solutions, has acquired nGUVU, to add gamification to its comprehensive workforce engagement management (WEM) suite. Based in Montreal, Canada, nGUVU is a cloud-based software provider of gamified solutions that use machine learning to improve employee engagement.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Genesys
Genesys® delivers more than 70 billion remarkable customer experiences for organizations in over 100 countries. Through the power of the cloud and AI, their technology connects every customer moment across marketing, sales and service on any channel, while also improving employee experiences. "
target: nGUVU
Based in Montreal, Canada, nGUVU is a cloud-based software provider of gamified solutions that use machine learning and behavioral analytics to improve employee engagement and performance.
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closed 2/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cielo Talent, acquired AsiaNet China

synopsis: Cielo, the world's leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner, has acquired AsiaNet China, an RPO, executive search, recruitment, and payroll (HRO) business in China. AsiaNet serves customers across a range of industries including engineering, manufacturing, life sciences, supply chain, technology and more.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Cielo Talent
Cielo is the world’s leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner. Cielo leverages its global reach, local talent acquisition expertise and customized solutions to help clients achieve a sustained advantage and outstanding business outcomes through their talent practices. "
target: AsiaNet China
AsiaNet China is an RPO, executive search, recruitment, and payroll business in China. AsiaNet serves customers across a range of industries including engineering, manufacturing, life sciences, supply chain, technology and more. The company also provides business management consulting services.
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closed 3/3/2020 via PE Hub

Permira, acquired Lytx, Inc.

synopsis: Permira, the global private equity firm, has acquired Lytx Inc., a provider of machine vision and AI-powered video telematics solutions for commercial, public sector and field services fleets. Lytx is one of the first companies to tap into the combination of machine vision, AI and big data to help commercial fleets make informed business decisions.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Permira advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$48bn (€44bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments and strategic minority investments. "
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Lytx, Inc.
Lytx is a leading provider of video telematics, analytics, safety, and productivity solutions for commercial, public sector, and field services fleets. The company's Driver Safety Program, powered by its best-in-class DriveCam Event Recorder, is proven to help save lives and reduce risk.
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closed 12/23/2019 via Company Press Release

HgCapital, acquired Personal & Informatik AG

synopsis: Hg, Europe’s leading software investor, announced an investment in Personal & Informatik AG (“P&I”), a leading provider of cloud-based HR software, headquartered in Germany, acquiring the holding from funds advised by Permira, the global private equity firm. Hg managed funds will become the majority shareholder in the business.
buyer: HgCapital
Hg is a private equity firm with a deep sector focus primarily targeting European middle-market buyouts with enterprise values of between £80 million and £500 million across the Technology, Services and Industrial Technology sectors; and lower mid-market buyouts in the Technology sector. "
target parent: Permira
target: Personal & Informatik AG (PUI:$87.90)
Personal & Informatik AG provides integrated software solutions for payroll, time management, and human resources (HR) management in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and internationally.
price ($mm)
$2,215
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Permira, acquired Centro de Estudios Garrigues

synopsis: Permira, a global investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in Centro de Estudios Garrigues from Garrigues, an international legal and tax services firm. Centro de Estudios Garrigues is a training centre in Spain. The centre provides training for law and business. They offer programs for business law practice, tax advice, HR, and more.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$38.5bn (€33bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments as well as strategic minority investments. "
target parent: Garrigues
target: Centro de Estudios Garrigues
Centro de Estudios Garrigues is a leading training centre in Spain. Centro de Estudios Garrigues provides specialized training for law and business. They offer programs for business law practice, tax advice, human resources, compensation and benefits, corporate compliance, and more.
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closed 2/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Informatica Corp., acquired AllSight, Inc.

synopsis: Informatica, the enterprise cloud data management leader, has acquired AllSight Inc., a customer intelligence platform in Canada. AllSight's AI powered platform provides customer data management and analytic capabilities that create actionable customer intelligence.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Informatica Corp. (INFA:$1,047.95)
Informatica is the leader in Enterprise Cloud Data Management. Informatica helps data-driven leaders unleash the power of data to drive their intelligent disruption. Informatica provides them with the foresight to become more agile, realize new growth opportunities, and create new inventions. "
target: AllSight, Inc.
AllSight is a customer intelligence platform in Canada. AllSight's AI powered platform provides customer data management and analytic capabilities that create actionable customer intelligence. AllSight enables businesses to deliver more personalized experiences across marketing, sales, and support.
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announced 12/20/2018 via PE Hub

Permira, will acquire Cielo Talent

synopsis: Cielo, the world’s leading strategic recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) partner, and Permira, the global private equity firm, announced a definitive agreement under which a company backed by the Permira funds will acquire a majority equity stake in Cielo from Accel-KKR (AKKR).
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$38.5bn (€33bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments as well as strategic minority investments. "
target parent: Accel-KKR
target: Cielo Talent
Cielo is the world’s leading strategic Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) partner. Cielo leverages its global reach, local talent acquisition expertise and customized solutions to help clients achieve a sustained advantage and outstanding business outcomes through their talent practices.
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announced 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Permira, will purchase Educational institutions in Spain and Portugal from Laureate International Universities

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc., the world's largest global network of higher education institutions, has agreed to sell higher education institutions in Spain and Portugal to Permira. Laureate's institutions in Spain and Portugal include Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM), Instituto Português de Administração de Marketing (IPAM), and more.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$38.5bn (€33bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments as well as strategic minority investments. "
seller parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
seller: Laureate International Universities (LAUR:$2,977.09)
Laureate's higher institutions in Spain and Portugal include Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM), Universidad Europea de Valencia (UEV), Universidad Europea de Canarias (UEC), Universidade Europeia in Spain, and Instituto Português de Administração de Marketing (IPAM) in Portugal.
price ($mm)
$875
rev ($mm)
$246
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EV / rev
3.6x
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closed 6/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Quest Software, Inc., acquired Metalogix Software Corp.

synopsis: Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, announced the acquisition of Metalogix, a leading provider of migration, management and security solutions for Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Quest Software, Inc. (QSFT:$857.42)
Quest Software is a global systems management and security software provider. They help solve the complex technology and security problems that stand in the way of organizations’ ability to always be ready for what’s next. "
target parent: Permira
target: Metalogix Software Corp.
Metalogix is a leading provider of migration, management and security solutions for Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365. Over 20,000 clients trust Metalogix to optimize the availability, performance, and security of their content across the collaboration lifecycle.
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closed 6/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Magento Inc.

synopsis: Adobe, world's leader in designing and delivering digital experiences, announced the completion of its acquisition of Magento Commerce, a market-leading commerce platform. Magento Commerce Cloud brings digital commerce and order orchestration for both physical and digital goods across a range of industries.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$12,436.30)
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow their customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. "
target parent: Permira
target: Magento Inc.
Magento Commerce is a global leader in cloud commerce innovation. Magento Commerce boasts a strong portfolio of cloud-based omnichannel solutions, integrating digital and physical shopping experiences and powering $155 billion in gross merchandise.
price ($mm)
$1,680
rev ($mm)
$150
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EV / rev
11.2x
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announced 5/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Permira, will purchase Service Provider Video Software Solutions from Cisco Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Permira, the global private equity firm, and Cisco announced that a company backed by the Permira Funds will acquire Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business. Cisco's SPVSS helps service providers, broadcasters, and media companies deliver new consumer experiences through innovations in cloud and virtualization.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm that finds and backs successful businesses with ambition. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately €32 billion. "
seller: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$48,071.00)
The acquisition includes Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business. Cisco's SPVSS helps service providers, broadcasters, and media companies deliver new consumer experiences through innovations in cloud and virtualization.
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closed 2/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Genesys, acquired Altocloud

synopsis: Genesys®, the global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact center solutions, has completed the acquisition of privately held Altocloud Ltd., an industry leading cloud-based customer journey analytics provider.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Genesys
Genesys® powers more than 25 billion of the world's best customer experiences each year. They put the customer at the center of everything they do and passionately believe that great customer engagement drives great business outcomes. "
target: Altocloud
Altocloud is a Digital Customer Engagement platform that combines predictive analytics with voice, video, and messaging interactions to deliver a seamless customer experience and better outcomes for business. Altocloud is headquartered in Galway, Ireland, with a small U.S. presence in San Francisco.
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closed 2/27/2017 via PR Newswire

Genesys, acquired Silver Lining Solutions Ltd.

synopsis: Genesys, global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact center solutions, has acquired Silver Lining Solutions Ltd., a provider of industry-leading employee performance optimization software. Silver Lining Solutions develops employee performance optimization software that helps improve employee engagement and performance.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Genesys
Genesys is a leading provider of multi-channel customer experience and contact center solutions. With over 4,500 customers in 80 countries, Genesys orchestrates more than 100 million customer interactions every day. Genesys is one of the ten largest private software companies in the world. "
target: Silver Lining Solutions Ltd.
Silver Lining Solutions Ltd. is a provider of industry-leading employee performance optimization software and Genesys OEM partner. The company develops employee performance optimization software that helps improve employee engagement and performance.
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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 1/31/2017 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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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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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 11/30/2020 via BusinessWire

ServiceNow, will acquire Element AI

synopsis: ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$4,220.93)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
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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 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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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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closed 1/28/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Martin Wolf LLC, acquired IT ExchangeNet

synopsis: martinwolf M&A Advisors - a leading M&A Advisory firm exclusively focusing on middle-market IT Services, Solution Provider and Software companies - announced the acquisition of IT ExchangeNet (ITX), a leader in facilitating smaller mid-market IT M&A transactions.
buyer: Martin Wolf LLC
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with an office in New York, martin wolf is a leading M & A Advisory focused on middle market companies in the IT Services, IT Supply Chain, and Software space. "
target: IT ExchangeNet
Founded in 1998 by technology CEOs and M & A professionals, and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, IT ExchangeNet (ITX) is an organized and efficient marketplace for owners of small mid-market IT businesses seeking buyers or strategic partners.
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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
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EV / rev
1.5x
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closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Republic.co, acquired NextSeed Services LLC

synopsis: New York-based Republic, missioned to democratize investing has announced the acquisition of local business investment platform, NextSeed. NextSeed aims to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. The firm has facilitated over $20mn in investments from 25,000 members into 75 local businesses.
buyer: Republic.co
Republic is an open investment platform. People can choose from privately-held companies they believe in and can connect with their success as they fuel their growth. Republic is an investment platform where everyone can invest as little as $10 in innovative startups and ICOs. "
target: NextSeed Services LLC
NextSeed is on a mission to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. On the NextSeed platform, thriving local businesses can raise capital from the general public, and in turn, anybody can now invest in small businesses in their own backyard.
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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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closed 1/15/2008 via PR Newswire

Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC, acquired Integrity Trading Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Financial, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Integrity Trading Inc., a Direct Market Access broker/dealer that provides execution and clearing services to retail and institutional customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC
Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC is a Direct Market Access trading and trading technology development business. Formerly E*TRADE Professional Trading, LLC, the firm was acquired by the current management team in a management buyout from E*TRADE Financial in 2006. "
target: Integrity Trading Inc.
Integrity Trading International is a broker dealer registered in the United States offering clearing and execution to U.S. and foreign banks, broker dealers and individuals interested in accessing the U.S. market and reselling our services in foreign countries.
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closed 4/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

SoFi, acquired 8 Securities Limited

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