Like Flying

closed 7/28/2021 via Company Press Release

Craig Fuller, acquired Flying

synopsis: Craig Fuller, a digital media entrepreneur, has acquired Flying from Bonnier Corporation, an enthusiast media publishing group. Flying is the world’s most widely read aviation magazine. Flying is a monthly lifestyle publication that provides critical information for pilots of all levels. It offers aviation news, equipment reviews, and more.
buyer: Craig Fuller
Craig Fuller is a digital media entrepreneur. Craig Fuller is the CEO and founder of FreightWaves, the leading provider of data and analytics for the global logistics industry. He was also the founder of TransCard and is a trucking industry veteran. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Flying
Flying is the world’s most widely read aviation magazine. Flying is a monthly lifestyle publication that provides critical information for pilots of all levels. It offers aviation news, pilot stories, equipment reviews, safety and training information, and regulatory updates.
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announced 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, will purchase 12 Magazines from UKi Media & Events Ltd.

synopsis: The Mark Allen Group is in the final stages of completing on a deal to acquire 12 magazines currently published by the Dorking-based company, UKi Media & Events. These magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
seller: UKi Media & Events Ltd.
The 12 magazines fall into three B2B sectors: aviation, automotive and transport, and entertainment. They are: Business Airport International, Business Jet International, Aircraft Interiors International, Aerospace Testing International, Air Traffic Technology, and more.
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announced 8/19/2015 via Company Press Release

Findlay Media, will acquire Ground Handling International

synopsis: Agreement has been reached for Findlay Media Limited, a part of the Mark Allen Group (MAG), to acquire 100% of The Airports Publishing Network Limited (APN), the market leading information provider to the international ground handling sector. APN's primary title, Ground Handling International, is a recognised brand in more than 200 countries.
buyer parent: Mark Allen Group
buyer: Findlay Media
Findlay Media is the UK’s leading business media company. Findlay Media is a market leading business to business publisher; they offer an extensive range of third party services utilising their high quality and professional in-house design, IT, research and event management departments. "
target: Ground Handling International
Grand Handling International is The Airports Publishing Network Limited's (APN) primary title. It is a recognized brand in more than 200 countries. APN was established in 1985 and has since become the market leading information provider to the international ground handling sector.
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closed 8/1/2013 via BusinessWire

Penton Media, acquired Aviation Week & Space Technology

synopsis: Penton, a leading strategic information and marketing solutions company, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Aviation Week, the leading brand in global aviation information, including its events, data, digital and media products. Aviation Week & Space Technology is the world's most widely read aviation and aerospace magazine
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. "
target parent: McGraw Hill Financial
target: Aviation Week & Space Technology
Aviation Week & Space Technology is the world's most widely read aviation and aerospace magazine, with 107,000+ paying subscribers. Each week, AW&ST delivers news and analysis of technology, business and operations in every sector of the global industry: civil, military and space.
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closed 2/27/2012 via Company Press Release

United Business Media Limited, acquired Insight Media

synopsis: UBM acquires Insight Media Limited, an independent, business-to-business aviation communications company, founded in 1995. They produce of industry magazines, specialist publications, conferences and exhibition events, industry websites and community portals.
buyer: United Business Media Limited (LSE:UBM:$1,333.50)
United Business Media Limited is a London Stock Exchange-listed global media business focusing on two principal activities: worldwide information distribution, targeting and monitoring; and, the development and monetisation of B2B communities and markets. "
target: Insight Media
Insight Media is an independent, business-to-business aviation communications company, founded in 1995. They produce of industry magazines, specialist publications, conferences and exhibition events, industry websites and community portals.
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$2.64*
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closed 9/17/2007 via BusinessWire

Reed Business Information, acquired Commercial Aviation Media, Ltd.

synopsis: Reed Business Information completed the acquisition of the biweekly Commercial Aviation Report and monthly Commercial Aviation Value Report titles from London-based publisher Commercial Aviation Media. The titles will be merged into RBI’s Flight portfolio, which includes Flight International and Airline Business magazines.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites. "
target parent: Informa plc
target: Commercial Aviation Media, Ltd.
Commercial Aviation Group is a publisher of magazines for aviation professionals including Commercial Aviation Report and monthly Commercial Aviation Value Report. They also runs two annual trade show, The US Valuation Conference and The European Aviation Conference for the same market.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Simple Flying, acquired Get Connected Ltd

synopsis: Simple Flying is pleased to announce its acquisition of Get Connected, one of the world’s leading in-flight connectivity publications. Get Connected was originally founded by Steve Nichols back in 2014. Get Connected contains the latest news from the world of inflight connectivity.
buyer: Simple Flying
Simple Flying is the world's fastest growing aviation news site. Simple Flying's aim is to become the world's go to site for aviation news. The site covers all major commercial aviation news as well as in depth industry analysis. "
target: Get Connected Ltd
Get Connected is one of the world’s leading in-flight connectivity publications. Get Connected is produced by Managing Editor and Publisher Steve Nichols. It contains the latest news from the world of inflight connectivity.
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closed 4/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Signature Media, acquired Vacations & Travel Magazine

synopsis: Signature Media has finalised the purchase of Vacations & Travel magazine, cementing the positioning of the media powerhouse as the largest independent travel publisher in the Asia Pacific region. Established in 1983 and previously owned by US-based Morris Media Network, Vacations & Travel is the longest-running travel magazine in Australia.
buyer: Signature Media
Signature Media is a dynamic boutique publishing house producing titles that are at the forefront of family and luxury travel trends. Their magazines and online platforms attract audiences keen to be inspired by the wonders of the world. "
target parent: Morris Communications Co. LLC
target: Vacations & Travel Magazine
Established in 1983 and previously owned by US-based Morris Media Network, Vacations & Travel is the longest-running travel magazine in Australia, and has a strong digital presence through its website and social media platforms.
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closed 11/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Tink Labs Limited, acquired Luxos Italia Srl

synopsis: Tink Labs, a Hong Kong-based technology incubator best known for its "handy" smartphone service for travelers, has acquired the entire corporate capital of Luxos Italia, a company operating in the publishing, advertising and media content business. Luxos Italia is the publisher of “Luxos”, a luxury and lifestyle magazine, in several countries.
buyer: Tink Labs Limited
Tink Labs is a Hong Kong-based technology incubator that believes in the capacity for mobile technology to simplify life’s many complications. Their pioneer product handy is a mobile solution for travelers that combines the functionality of a smartphone, hotel in-room services, city guides and more."
target: Luxos Italia Srl
Luxos Magazine is a multi-platform luxury news outlet. Founded in 2001, Luxos is a leading authority on luxury in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Luxos produces biannual magazine guides tailored to cities/countries on luxury travel, lifestyle, shopping, events and more.
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closed 1/25/2010 via PR Newswire

Fletcher Asset Management, Inc., acquired Newsweek Budget Travel, Inc.

synopsis: Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel President, Nancy Telliho, announced that an affiliate of Fletcher Asset Management, Inc. has officially closed on the purchase of Budget Travel and BudgetTravel.com from Newsweek, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of The Washington Post Company.
buyer: Fletcher Asset Management, Inc.
For more than 18 years, investments from Fletcher Asset Management, Fletcher International, Limited, and their affiliates have supported dynamic and responsible management teams leading more than 50,000 employees at dozens of promising companies in a variety of industries. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Newsweek Budget Travel, Inc.
Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine is published monthly, except for combined issues, by Newsweek Budget Travel. BudgetTravel.com is the website for Budget Travel magazine.
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closed 5/29/2008 via BusinessWire

Verita, purchased Salt Lake City franchise from TRAVELHOST, Inc.

synopsis: Verità, a Salt Lake City multi-industry business venture, announced that changes are in store for the region's leading tourist information magazine with its purchase of the TRAVELHOST of Salt Lake City franchise.
buyer: Verita
Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Verita is a privately held, Limited Liability Corporation founded in 2007. By differentiating itself through its convenient Sears Authorized Dealer Store locations and superior level of customer service, Verita plans to have seven functioning locations by 2009."
seller: TRAVELHOST, Inc.
TRAVELHOST has always specialized in serving the traveler and providing clients with an expertise in predicting consumer needs, travel demands, and buying trends. Localized editions of the magazine reach more than 12 million readers, primarily through in-room hotel distribution.
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closed 5/22/2006 via BNC Analysis

Bonnier AB, acquired World Publications, Inc.

synopsis: World Publications CEO Terry Snow announced Monday that his firm has sold a "major stake" to the Bonnier Magazine Group, a move designed to position his privately held company as a substantial player in the U.S. publishing market. Details of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer: Bonnier AB
Bonnier Group is a 200-year-old, family-owned media group based in Sweden with business operations in 25 countries, including magazine divisions in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Spain. "
target: World Publications, Inc.
Over the past three decades, World Publications has grown from a single magazine title into one of America's most successful special-interest multimedia companies. World's magazines continue to garner industry awards for their writing, design, photography and journalistic coverage.
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closed 7/28/2021 via Company Press Release

Craig Fuller, acquired Flying

synopsis: Craig Fuller, a digital media entrepreneur, has acquired Flying from Bonnier Corporation, an enthusiast media publishing group. Flying is the world’s most widely read aviation magazine. Flying is a monthly lifestyle publication that provides critical information for pilots of all levels. It offers aviation news, equipment reviews, and more.
buyer: Craig Fuller
Craig Fuller is a digital media entrepreneur. Craig Fuller is the CEO and founder of FreightWaves, the leading provider of data and analytics for the global logistics industry. He was also the founder of TransCard and is a trucking industry veteran. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Flying
Flying is the world’s most widely read aviation magazine. Flying is a monthly lifestyle publication that provides critical information for pilots of all levels. It offers aviation news, pilot stories, equipment reviews, safety and training information, and regulatory updates.
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closed 7/28/2021 via Company Press Release

Craig Fuller, acquired Flying

synopsis: Craig Fuller, a digital media entrepreneur, has acquired Flying from Bonnier Corporation, an enthusiast media publishing group. Flying is the world’s most widely read aviation magazine. Flying is a monthly lifestyle publication that provides critical information for pilots of all levels. It offers aviation news, equipment reviews, and more.
buyer: Craig Fuller
Craig Fuller is a digital media entrepreneur. Craig Fuller is the CEO and founder of FreightWaves, the leading provider of data and analytics for the global logistics industry. He was also the founder of TransCard and is a trucking industry veteran. "
target parent: Bonnier AB
target: Flying
Flying is the world’s most widely read aviation magazine. Flying is a monthly lifestyle publication that provides critical information for pilots of all levels. It offers aviation news, pilot stories, equipment reviews, safety and training information, and regulatory updates.
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announced 3/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Ryu, will acquire Kosan

synopsis: RYU Apparel Inc., creator of urban athletic apparel based in Canada, will acquire Kosan Travel Company Ltd. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Kosan is a web-based travel apparel provider with a core focus on stylish performance dresses, rain jackets, and bags that make adventures safer, easier and more comfortable.
buyer: Ryu (TSXV:RYU:$2.11)
Based in Canada, RYU is an award-winning urban athletic apparel and accessories brand engineered for the fitness, performance, and lifestyle of the athletic man and woman. Designed without compromise for fit, comfort, and durability, RYU exists to facilitate optimal human performance. "
target: Kosan
Based in Canada, Kosan is a web-based travel apparel provider with a core focus on performance dresses, rain jackets, and bags that make adventures safer and more comfortable. Kosan creates stylish, functional travel wear with the finest materials and the best factories from around the world.
price ($mm)
$3.20
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.2x
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announced 3/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Ryu, will acquire Kosan

synopsis: RYU Apparel Inc., creator of urban athletic apparel based in Canada, will acquire Kosan Travel Company Ltd. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Kosan is a web-based travel apparel provider with a core focus on stylish performance dresses, rain jackets, and bags that make adventures safer, easier and more comfortable.
buyer: Ryu (TSXV:RYU:$2.11)
Based in Canada, RYU is an award-winning urban athletic apparel and accessories brand engineered for the fitness, performance, and lifestyle of the athletic man and woman. Designed without compromise for fit, comfort, and durability, RYU exists to facilitate optimal human performance. "
target: Kosan
Based in Canada, Kosan is a web-based travel apparel provider with a core focus on performance dresses, rain jackets, and bags that make adventures safer and more comfortable. Kosan creates stylish, functional travel wear with the finest materials and the best factories from around the world.
price ($mm)
$3.20
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$1
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4.2x
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closed 1/27/2020 via PR Newswire

DigitalBGA, acquired FEGLI Exchange Program

synopsis: DigitalBGA, one of the nation's fastest-growing direct-to-consumer distributors of life insurance, has acquired the FEGLI Exchange Program, a technology-based insurance agency focused on helping federal employees navigate their life insurance options through retirement.
buyer: DigitalBGA
DigitalBGA is one of the nation's fastest-growing direct-to-consumer distributors of life insurance. The company is dedicated to building technology and processes to facilitate the most efficient experience for life insurance consumers and agents alike. "
target: FEGLI Exchange Program
The FEGLI Exchange Program is a technology-based insurance agency focused on helping federal employees navigate their life insurance options through retirement. FEGLI is the largest group life insurance program in the world, with over 4 million employees covered.
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closed 1/27/2020 via PR Newswire

DigitalBGA, acquired FEGLI Exchange Program

synopsis: DigitalBGA, one of the nation's fastest-growing direct-to-consumer distributors of life insurance, has acquired the FEGLI Exchange Program, a technology-based insurance agency focused on helping federal employees navigate their life insurance options through retirement.
buyer: DigitalBGA
DigitalBGA is one of the nation's fastest-growing direct-to-consumer distributors of life insurance. The company is dedicated to building technology and processes to facilitate the most efficient experience for life insurance consumers and agents alike. "
target: FEGLI Exchange Program
The FEGLI Exchange Program is a technology-based insurance agency focused on helping federal employees navigate their life insurance options through retirement. FEGLI is the largest group life insurance program in the world, with over 4 million employees covered.
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closed 11/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Il Makiage, acquired NeoWize

synopsis: IL MAKIAGE, the digital-first prestige beauty brand, has acquired Tel Aviv-based NeoWize, a data science startup that develops advanced active machine learning algorithms. The acquisition allows for further innovation within the beauty industry, bringing together complementary capabilities in AI, data science, and algorithmic thinking.
buyer: Il Makiage
IL MAKIAGE is a tech-first, direct-to-consumer beauty brand. The company is redefining the beauty industry through its PowerMatch AI Algorithms and Kezza, its e-commerce platform that utilizes influencer content to link inspiration, education, trial, and purchase experiences within a singular site. "
target: NeoWize
Tel Aviv-based NeoWize is changing the perception of machine learning (ML), deep learning algorithms and technology when it comes to e-commerce. NeoWize utilizes active ML, neural networks and adaptive input to create more and better data, increasing its predictive power with limited available data.
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closed 11/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Il Makiage, acquired NeoWize

synopsis: IL MAKIAGE, the digital-first prestige beauty brand, has acquired Tel Aviv-based NeoWize, a data science startup that develops advanced active machine learning algorithms. The acquisition allows for further innovation within the beauty industry, bringing together complementary capabilities in AI, data science, and algorithmic thinking.
buyer: Il Makiage
IL MAKIAGE is a tech-first, direct-to-consumer beauty brand. The company is redefining the beauty industry through its PowerMatch AI Algorithms and Kezza, its e-commerce platform that utilizes influencer content to link inspiration, education, trial, and purchase experiences within a singular site. "
target: NeoWize
Tel Aviv-based NeoWize is changing the perception of machine learning (ML), deep learning algorithms and technology when it comes to e-commerce. NeoWize utilizes active ML, neural networks and adaptive input to create more and better data, increasing its predictive power with limited available data.
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announced 11/22/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Maslow Media Group, Inc., will acquire Intelligent Quality Solutions Inc.

synopsis: The Maslow Media Group, a provider of human capital management and media staffing solutions, will acquire the assets of Intelligent Quality Solutions Inc. (IQS), a leader in business enterprise software testing. IQS is a full-service Software Quality Management solutions provider, offering a wide range of Quality Management services.
buyer: Maslow Media Group, Inc. (OTCPK:RLBY:$38.35)
Maslow Media Group is a provider of human capital management and media staffing solutions that leverage integration with customer systems using secure, cloud-based technology. Maslow has built a synergistic portfolio of staffing and technology companies to complement its services and solutions. "
target: Intelligent Quality Solutions Inc.
Intelligent Quality Solutions, Inc. (IQS) is a professional services and solutions provider that focuses exclusively on Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC). IQS provides cost-effective technical, process, and staffing solutions that enable clients to achieve their quality goals.
price ($mm)
$1.40
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announced 1/5/2008 via Company Press Release

ECI Partners, will acquire ILG Digital

synopsis: In a deal that values i-level Group in excess of £45 million, ECI will have a 60% stake in ilG, with the remaining shareholding being held by the existing management through significant reinvestment, allowing ilG to maintain its independence.
buyer: ECI Partners
ECI is one of the longest established private equity groups in the UK, specialising in buyouts, buy-ins and development capital deals valued between £10 and £150 million. We have provided finance to more than 250 companies over the last two decades. "
target: ILG Digital
ilG Digital is the holding company for i-level Ltd and Generator Consulting Ltd and Premier Affiliate Network. As UK's largest specialist digital media agency, with annual billings in excess of 80million, and a staff of 120, i-level plans and buys digital media for a wide range of blue chip clients.
price ($mm)
$90*
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closed 6/26/2006 via BusinessWire

AcXess Inc., acquired Innovative Software Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: AcXess, Inc., the first company to make FORTUNE 100-class business continuity solutions affordable for small and medium-sized enterprises, has completed a reverse acquisition of Innovative Software Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded company. AcXess's common stock now trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol "INIV".
buyer: AcXess Inc.
AcXess Inc., with locations in Boca Raton, Tampa, Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago, is the founding Managed Business Continuity Services Provider using the Citrix Access strategy combined with its own intellectual property for small to medium enterprises in North America. "
target: Innovative Software Technologies, Inc. (INIV:$0.36)
Innovative Software Technologies, Inc. does not have significant operations. It intends to acquire, or merge with an operating entity.
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closed 8/11/2006 via PR Newswire

Edulink, Inc., acquired Mega Media Group, Inc

synopsis: Mega Media Group, Inc. and EduLink, Inc. announced that on August 11th a definitive share exchange agreement was reached in which EduLink, Inc. acquired all the outstanding shares of common stock of Mega Media Group, Inc. Upon the issuance of the Edulink shares set forth above, Mega Media Group, Inc. will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of EduLink
buyer: Edulink, Inc.
EduLink operates its business through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mega Media Group, Inc., which is a multi-media holding company operating its business through its subsidiaries. "
target: Mega Media Group, Inc
Mega Media Group, Inc. is a multimedia entertainment holding company with subsidiaries that offer a broad range of services. The divisions include talent management, music publishing, recording, music production and distribution, video production, radio broadcasting, and Russian ethnic programming.
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closed 10/2/2009 via Capital IQ

Riverdale Capital, Ltd., acquired Enterprise Domains, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Properties Group, a subsidiary of Riverdale Capital Ltd., cancelled the acquisition of Enterprise Domains Inc.
buyer: Riverdale Capital, Ltd. (RICP:$0.00)
Riverdale Capital, Ltd. is a company specializing in the acquisition, development, and sale of software and web based services through revenue generating internet websites. "
target: Enterprise Domains, Inc.
Enterprise Domains Inc. is a company specializing in the purchase, holding, and selling of valuable domain name intellectual property in a quickly shrinking market of available space.
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announced 9/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Attachmate Group will be merged with Micro Focus International Limited,

synopsis: The Attachmate Group, a privately-held software holding company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Micro Focus, a company that provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications.
buyer: Micro Focus International Limited (LSE:MCRO:$3,145.50)
Micro Focus provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Modernization, Testing and Management software enables customers' business applications to respond rapidly to market changes."
target: Attachmate Group
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, The Attachmate Group is a privately-held software holding company, comprising distinct IT brands dedicated to the long-term success of their customers. Their principal holdings include Attachmate, NetIQ, Novell and SUSE.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,184 [$2,354]
rev ($mm)
$958
EBITDA ($mm)
$173
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
13.6x
closed 6/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital, Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, acquired Attachmate Corporation

synopsis: An investment group led by Golden Gate Capital, Francisco Partners and Thoma Cressey Equity Partners today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Attachmate Corp., of Bellevue, Wash.
buyer: Thoma Cressey Equity Partners
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Francisco Partners
Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 25 years. "
target: Attachmate Corporation
Attachmate enables IT organizations to extend mission critical services and assures they are managed, secure and compliant. Attachmate's leading solutions include host connectivity, systems and security management, and PC lifecycle management.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$135
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closed 6/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Al Aman Investment, acquired First Education Company

synopsis: Al Aman Investment, which is a subsidiary of The Securities House, announced it has completed the acquisition of First Education Company, a Kuwaiti share holding company located in Kuwait city. It was founded in 2005 to be a leader in providing diverse educational and learning services of high quality and competitive costs at all learning levels.
buyer parent: The Securities House
buyer: Al Aman Investment (KWSE:ALAMAN:$16.21)
Al Aman investment Company is a Public Kuwaiti Shareholding Company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange under the ticker “Al Aman”. The idea behind the establishment of Al Aman in 2005 was to create an institution for Sharia compliant wealth management with unlimited growth potential. "
target: First Education Company
First Education Company is a Kuwaiti share holding company located in Kuwait city, Kuwait. It was founded in 2005 to be a leader in providing diverse educational and learning services of high quality and competitive costs at all learning levels.
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$59
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closed 6/5/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Live Youth Sports Network, acquired FonU2

synopsis: Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN), a company that provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet, has acquired majority interest of FONU2 Inc., a holding company for various companies that specialize in youth sports, live streaming, fundraising, app development, along with other new and emerging technologies.
buyer: Live Youth Sports Network
Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN) provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet. LYSN allows parents, grandparents, military personnel, alumni, scouts, and anyone else who could not make it to the game to watch and enjoy any school sporting event. "
target: FonU2 (OTCPK:FONU:$0.02)
FONU2 Inc. is a holding company for various companies that specialize in youth sports, live streaming, fundraising, app development, along with other new and emerging technologies. The company trades under the stock symbol: FONU.
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Employees
12553
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Ticker: AN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AutoNation, Inc.
AutoNation, Inc.
AutoNation is the largest automotive retailer in the United States and is the leading provider of new and pre-owned vehicles. AutoNation has 266 dealerships across the USA, and has approximately 20,000 employees. It sells 32 different manufacturer brands nationwide across 15 different states.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$17,167.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$816.90
EBIT ($mm)
$724.40
Net Income ($mm)
$348.70
Employees
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Ticker: TDG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Transdigm Group, Inc.
Transdigm Group, Inc.
TransDigm Group Incorporated, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, including TransDigm Inc., is a leading global designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, systems and subsystems for use on nearly all commercial and military aircraft in service.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,103.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,123.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,840.00
Net Income ($mm)
$699.00
Employees
14200
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Ticker: TRZBF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Transat A.T. Inc.
Transat A.T. Inc. is an integrated company specializing in the organization, marketing, and distribution of holiday travel. The core of its business consists of tour operators in Canada and France. Transat is also involved in air transportation and value-added services at travel destinations. Final
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$3,714.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.56
EBIT ($mm)
($23.84)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5324
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Ticker: 002241
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GoerTek Inc.
GoerTek Inc. engages in the research and development, production, and sale of electro-acoustic components, electric accessories, LED sealing, and related products.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$2,079.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$388.72
EBIT ($mm)
$308.96
Net Income ($mm)
$222.70
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Ticker: CHRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charming Shoppes Inc.
Charming Shoppes, Inc. operates as a specialty apparel retailer with stores located throughout the continental United States.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$2,064.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$48.63
EBIT ($mm)
($25.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6500
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Ticker: MBT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Manitoba Telecom Services, Inc.
Manitoba Telecom Services delivers innovative products and services to our business customers across Canada and to all market segments in Manitoba.They provide a broad range of solutions including high-speed internet, wireless, digital TV, converged IP networking, and unified communications.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,654.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$488.48
EBIT ($mm)
$277.93
Net Income ($mm)
$170.03
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Ticker: NYSE:HCHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HC2 Holdings, Inc.
HC2 Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded diversified holding company, which seeks opportunities to acquire and grow businesses that can generate long-term sustainable free cash flow and attractive returns in order to maximize value for all stakeholders.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,629.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.22
EBIT ($mm)
$12.08
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2744
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Ticker: OSIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OSI Systems, Inc.
OSI Systems, Inc.
OSI Systems is a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of specialized electronic systems and components for critical applications in the homeland security, healthcare, defense and aerospace industries.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,197.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$159.99
EBIT ($mm)
$111.95
Net Income ($mm)
$77.95
Employees
6667
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Ticker: NZSE:IFT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infratil Limited
Infratil Limited is a New Zealand based infrastructure holding company. Infratil invests in energy, transport and social infrastructure businesses which have opportunities for profitable growth if they operate efficiently and deliver good services.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,131.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$307.66
EBIT ($mm)
$192.56
Net Income ($mm)
$280.49
Employees
20
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Ticker: RHB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RehabCare Group
RehabCare has been the market leader since 1982 in operating acute rehabilitation units in acute-care hospitals on a contract basis. We provide management and intensive therapy in acute rehab units for patients with diagnoses including stroke, orthopedic conditions, arthritis, spinal cord and traum
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$869.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.07
EBIT ($mm)
$45.37
Net Income ($mm)
$22.96
Employees
9200
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Ticker: IESC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IES Holdings, Inc.
IES Holdings, Inc.
IES Holdings, Inc. is a holding company that owns and manages diverse operating subsidiaries, comprised of providers of industrial products and infrastructure services to a variety of end markets. The company seeks to acquire or invest in stand-alone platform companies based in North America.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$816.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.90
EBIT ($mm)
$16.11
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3532
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