Like Wolters Kluwer Education

closed 6/15/2007 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint Capital Limited, acquired Wolters Kluwer Education

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company, today announced the completion of the sale of its Education division to Bridgepoint Capital Limited. Regulatory approvals were received, and customary closing conditions have been met.
buyer: Bridgepoint Capital Limited (:$353.32)
Bridgepoint is a leading European provider of private equity with a 25-year track record of investing in established businesses and working with management to create value within companies across Europe. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Wolters Kluwer Education
Wolters Kluwer Education is the leading provider of primary, secondary, and vocational educational material, content and services in seven European countries (the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Austria, and Hungary).
price ($mm)
$1,032
rev ($mm)
$421
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
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closed 6/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired McGraw-Hill

synopsis: Platinum Equity, a global investment firm, has acquired McGraw Hill, a global leader in educational content and digital platforms, from funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $19 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and operations—a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O."
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: McGraw-Hill
McGraw Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that drive results for students, parents, educators and professionals. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,500 [$6,388]
rev ($mm)
$1,545
EBITDA ($mm)
$384
EV / rev
4.1x
EV / EBITDA
16.6x
cancelled 5/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

McGraw-Hill cancelled merger with Cengage Learning,

synopsis: Publishers Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education have terminated plans to merge after scrutiny from regulators. Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education’s goal of creating one giant educational publisher has been abandoned, the publishers announced.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,313.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: McGraw-Hill
McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals drive results. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives.
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closed 3/22/2013 via PR Newswire

Apollo Global Management, acquired McGraw-Hill Education

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies completed the sale of its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,951.60)
Apollo Global Management, LLC is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. They focus their investments in areas where they can capitalize upon their integrated platform. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,400 [$2,521]
rev ($mm)
$2,223
EBITDA ($mm)
$371
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
closed 3/20/2007 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Anker Publishing Co. Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today that it has acquired the publishing assets of Anker Publishing Company, Inc., an independent publisher of books and periodicals for professionals in higher education, located in Bolton, Massachusetts. Anker Publishing's annual revenue is approximately $ 1 million.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target: Anker Publishing Co. Inc.
Anker Publishing Company, Inc. is an independent publisher of professional books, periodicals, and other information media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Outsell, Inc., purchased business research division from Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: Eduventures, higher education’s leading learning collaborative research and consulting company, and Outsell, Inc., a syndicated research and advisory firm for companies in the information industry, jointly announced Outsell’s acquisition of Eduventures’ business research division.
buyer: Outsell, Inc.
Outsell is the leading research and advisory firm providing actionable market analytics for the information industry. Outsell helps publishers, commercial information providers, and content software technology vendors identify, maintain, and grow markets and revenue streams. "
seller parent: Invus Group LLC
seller: Eduventures, Inc.
The worldwide authority on the education industry, Eduventures supports the growth of organizations operating in the pre-K-12, postsecondary, and corporate learning markets. Founded in 1993, Eduventures is privately held and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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closed 2/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Invus Group LLC, Knowledge Investment Partners LLC, acquired Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: Invus Group LLC and Knowledge Investment Partners LLC have bought a controlling stake in Eduventures Inc., a supplier of research and analysis for the education market, for an undisclosed amount.
buyer: Invus Group LLC
buyer: Knowledge Investment Partners LLC
Invus, New York, primarily is a private equity firm with committed capital in excess of $3 billion. It is the exclusive investment adviser of Artal Luxembourg SA, a European investment company, and has invested in more than 80 companies over the past 20 years. "
target: Eduventures, Inc.
The worldwide authority on the education industry, Eduventures supports the growth of organizations operating in the pre-K-12, postsecondary, and corporate learning markets. Founded in 1993, Eduventures is privately held and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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closed 8/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Zinc Media, acquired The Edge Picture Company

synopsis: Zinc Media, a cross-platform media agency, has acquired The Edge Picture Co Ltd, a film production and marketing agency that produces corporate and brand films, as well as e-Learning and training films.
buyer: Zinc Media (AIM:TAL:$21.19)
Zinc Media is a cross-platform media agency, targeting content across multiple channels and sectors to capture a marketplace and its customers. Their expert divisions offer a fully integrated service when it comes to content creation for television production, publishing and digital communications. "
target: The Edge Picture Company
The Edge Picture Co Ltd is a film production and marketing agency that produces corporate and brand films, as well as e-Learning and training films.
price ($mm)
$2.56
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
8.4x
closed 10/11/2017 via PR Web

MindRocket Media Group Inc., acquired American ED TV

synopsis: MindRocket Media Group, the comprehensive multi-channel public relations and editorial firm, has acquired American ED TV, the first television media company focused on American education. American ED TV delivers entertaining, trusted and empowering content for the purpose of improving the education system.
buyer: MindRocket Media Group Inc.
MindRocket Media Group is a multimedia, multi-channel, production, marketing and public relations firm specializing in education industry thought leadership and strategy. They also produce and distribute education news, event coverage, commentary and product review to third party media channels. "
target: American ED TV
American ED TV is the first network dedicated to the news, business and culture of American education. They are a leader in delivering entertaining, trusted and empowering content to galvanize educators, students, parents and concerned citizens for the purpose of improving the education system.
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closed 5/21/2007 via BusinessWire

Facts On File News Service, acquired Films Media Group

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc. it has sold its Films Media Group to Facts on File, Inc., a publisher of print and online reference materials for schools and libraries. Films Media Group is a leading source of educational videos to schools, colleges, and libraries in North America, offering approximately 12,000 titles.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Facts On File News Service
Facts On File is recognized as one of the leading print and electronic publishers of general reference materials for the school and library markets. Its product formats include single and multi-volume books, online databases, loose-leaf binders and CD-ROMs. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Films Media Group
Films Media Group is North America’s leading source of high-quality educational video and multimedia programs for schools, colleges, libraries, the medical community, and other institutions. FMG is a PRIMEDIA company based in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
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closed 7/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Skanditek, acquired Theducation AB

synopsis: Skanditek has acquired a further 16% of the shares in Theducation AB. Following the supplementary acquisition completed today Theducation switches from being an associated company to a subsidiary. Following the acquisition, Skanditek’s holding in Theducation amounts to 62%.
buyer: Skanditek
Skanditek is an exchange-listed industrial holding company that has ownership interests in listed and unlisted Swedish companies. The Group’s business concept is to generate sustainable and healthy value growth through the industrial management of operational companies. "
target: Theducation AB
Theducation AB builds, markets and provides courses and digital resources in mathematics and the natural sciences for age groups 13 and above. We work as a partner and facilitator with universities, high schools and adult educational suppliers in Sweden and abroad.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/15/2016 via BusinessWire

NRCCUA, acquired Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: The National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA), a leading provider of data and analytics solutions to public and private colleges and universities, announced that it has acquired Eduventures. Eduventures is one of the leading research and advisory firms servicing colleges and universities.
buyer: NRCCUA
NRCCUA has been building educational bridges between college-bound high school students, high school educators and college admissions officers for over 40 years. Through their annual surveys, they gather information on student attitudes and educational plans. "
target parent: Invus Group LLC
target: Eduventures, Inc.
Eduventures is the leading research and advisory firm that is focused exclusively on analyzing the forces that are transforming higher education. Eduventures provides forward-looking and actionable research based on proprietary market data, and advisory services that support decision-making.
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closed 10/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Cambium Learning Group merged with Veritas Capital Partners,

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational technology solutions company committed to helping all students reach their full potential, announced that it has completed its previously announced sale to certain affiliates of Veritas Capital, a leading private equity investment firm.
buyer: Veritas Capital Partners
Veritas Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Cambium Learning Group (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group, Inc. is an award-winning educational technology solutions leader dedicated to helping all students reach their potential through individualized and differentiated instruction.
price ($mm)[EV]
$686 [$703]
rev ($mm)
$161
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
24.4x
announced 1/31/2007 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, will acquire Cambium Learning

synopsis: Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading private equity investor announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Cambium Learning, Inc., a leading education company that provides intervention solutions for literacy and mathematics. Terms of the purchase from J.H.Whitney & Co. were not disclosed.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target parent: Whitney & Co. LLC
target: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials.
price ($mm)
$325
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/23/2020 via PR Newswire

The Expo Group, Inc., acquired Educe LLC

synopsis: The Expo Group, an exhibitions and events partner that invests in growth, has acquired Educe LLC, a firm committed to adding value to the events and engagement strategy for higher education institutions.
buyer: The Expo Group, Inc.
The Expo Group is a trusted exhibition and events partner helping organizations grow their attendee, exhibitor and sponsorship revenue through the design and execution of unique, compelling and memorable experiences. The company is headquartered in Dallas. "
target: Educe LLC
Educe is a boutique firm focused entirely on the needs of higher education. They have worked on campuses, taught at conferences, served on boards, and been tapped as trusted counsel by leadership. They specialize in engagement strategies, event design and production, higher education and more.
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closed 7/21/2011 via PR Newswire

XanEdu, acquired Coursepacks.com

synopsis: Superior Capital Partners LLC has acquired the Coursepack business of Huron Valley Publishing as an add-on acquisition to its Ann Arbor, MI based XanEdu Publishing. Huron Valley's Coursepack business has provided custom coursepacks to the Southeast Michigan higher education market for over 30 years.
buyer parent: Superior Capital Partners
buyer: XanEdu
XanEdu Publishing, Inc. is the number-one faculty-preferred provider of course packs and custom textbooks that support learning. It works closely with faculty and distributors to produce timely and relevant course packs with a 100% copyright-compliance guarantee. "
target parent: Huron Valley Publishing Solutions
target: Coursepacks.com
Based in Ann Arbor, Coursepack.com has provided custom coursepacks to the Southeast Michigan higher education market for over 30 years.
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closed 7/5/2007 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, OMERS Capital Partners, acquired Thomson Learning

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners announced that, together with OMERS Capital Partners, they have completed the previously announced acquisition of the higher education, careers and library reference assets of Thomson Learning and Nelson Canada from The Thomson Corporation.
buyer: OMERS Capital Partners
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax is one of the oldest and largest private equity firms in the world with more than $30 billion under global management. OMERS is a multi-employer pension plan established in 1962 and is one of the largest and most sophisticated asset management entities in Canada. "
target parent: The Thomson Corporation
target: Thomson Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,313.70)
Through such brands and businesses as Wadsworth, Delmar Learning, Gale, Heinle, Brooks/Cole and South-Western, Thomson Learning delivers learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world.
price ($mm)
$7,750
rev ($mm)
$1,800
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Snapplify, acquired Onnie Media

synopsis: South African ed-tech startup Snapplify has acquired Onnie Media, a company that operates digital platforms that act as independent online communities for teachers and educational specialists to share their knowledge and resources. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
buyer: Snapplify
Snapplify provides a marketplace for digital education content, related educational services and devices, offering e-learning solutions to over 1,400 schools, colleges and universities, and more than 200,000 students. "
target: Onnie Media
Onnie Media (Pty) Ltd operates digital platforms that act as independent online communities for teachers and educational specialists to share their knowledge and resources. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
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closed 6/22/2022 via PR Newswire

Archipel Academy, acquired Edubookers

synopsis: Archipel Academy, the all-in-one learning platform for organisations, has acquired Edubookers, the booking platform for training courses. Netherlands-based Edubookers has been the leading independent booking platform for training courses since 2015. Over 1,300 trainers offer over 70,000 learning products.
buyer: Archipel Academy
Archipel Academy has been active as a broad learning partner with their all-in-one AI-driven learning platform. Their services consist of a personal and flexible Learning Management System and an intelligent search & book content marketplace. "
target: Edubookers
Edubookers has been the leading independent booking platform for training courses since 2015. Over 1,300 trainers offer over 70,000 learning products. As the hub of Learning in the Netherlands, Edubookers also gives substance to The Learning Account and numerous LLD platforms (Lifelong Development).
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired Times Higher Education

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity has acquired Times Higher Education (THE) from TPG Capital (TPG), the global private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG. THE is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education (THE) is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight, inform strategic priorities, benchmark, assess and select higher education institutions.
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announced 6/16/2021 via Company Press Release

NPM Capital NV, will acquire Infinitas Learning

synopsis: Infinitas Learning, parent company of educational publishing houses Noordhoff (Netherlands), Liber (Sweden) and Plantyn (Belgium), is set to return to Dutch ownership. Current owner Compass Partners signed an agreement to sell Infinitas to the family-owned investment firm NPM Capital.
buyer parent: SHV Holdings N.V.
buyer: NPM Capital NV
NPM Capital was founded in 1948 to provide venture capital to Dutch businesses in the context of post-war reconstruction. In line with the development of venture capital and private equity, the private equity firm experienced strong growth in the 1980s and was listed on the stock exchange from 1987."
target parent: Compass Partners International LLP
target: Infinitas Learning
Infinitas Learning is a key European provider of innovative products and services for learning and education. They help learners to realize their full potential. Their brands offer a comprehensive suite of educational tools that are used in primary and secondary schools.
price ($mm)
$4.98
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/23/2014 via BNC Analysis

digital spirit GmbH merged with Interactive Dialogues Ltd,

synopsis: Idox Plc, a supplier of software & services, said it has acquired Digital Spirit GMBH, a supplier of compliance solutions for an undisclosed sum from Infinitas Learning BV. Digital Spirit will be merged with the Interactive Dialogues business, which is part of the Public Sector Software Division.
buyer parent: IDOX plc
buyer: Interactive Dialogues Ltd
Interactive Dialogues was founded in 1998 and now serves a wide range of pan-European and global clients. Interactive Dialogues supplies a single solution that provides on-line corporate communications and compliance services throughout your organisation. "
target parent: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
target: digital spirit GmbH
digital spirit GmbH is a leading provider of compliance training and communication solutions. digital spirit’s customers include half of all companies listed on the DAX, numerous MDAX and SDAX companies, as well as a wide range of enterprises and SMEs that are not listed on the stock exchange.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 1/21/2013 via Company Press Release

Oxford University Press, acquired Nelson Thornes Ltd.

synopsis: Oxford University Press (OUP) announced it has acquired Nelson Thornes, extending OUP’s range of educational publishing. OUP acquired the publisher from Infinitas Learning. Nelson Thornes covers a broad range of subject areas with its primary, secondary, and vocational teaching resources.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
target parent: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
target: Nelson Thornes Ltd.
Nelson Thornes is one of the UK’s leading educational publishers providing engaging and creative blended learning resources of the highest quality that support teachers and motivate students of all abilities from Primary through to Higher Education.
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closed 1/25/2012 via Company Press Release

Infinitas Learning Netherlands B.V., acquired LJ Create

synopsis: Infinitas Learning has completed the acquisition of LJ Create Ltd. As a leading digital educational solutions provider in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), LJ Create serves schools, colleges and industry both nationally and internationally through its long-established US subsidiary and global distributor network.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
buyer: Infinitas Learning Netherlands B.V.
Infinitas Learning is one of Europe’s leading providers of innovative and engaging teaching and learning resources. Operating in seven countries across Europe with agents across the world, Infinitas Learning employs 1,400 staff in Holland, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Austria and the UK. "
target: LJ Create
LJ Create develops and provides multi-lingual, blended learning teaching resources in the form of fully integrated hardware, software and rich e-learning content ranging from topic and subject-specific learning solutions through to complete classroom management systems.
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closed 6/6/2011 via BNC Analysis

Cengage Learning, purchased Nursing & Allied Health list from Nelson Thornes Ltd.

synopsis: Cengage Learning announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nelson Thornes’ Nursing & Allied Health list. Cengage Learning is already known as an innovative force in health care education in the US. The Nursing & Allied Health list acquired from Nelson Thornes strengthens the healthcare portfolio by increasing the range of titles.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,313.70)
Cengage Learning is a provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Its products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development and increase student engagement. "
seller parent: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
seller: Nelson Thornes Ltd.
Flagship titles of Nelson Thornes` Nursing & Allied Health list include Quinn`s Principles and Practice of Nurse Education, Physiotherapy in Respiratory Care and the Foundations in Nursing and Health Care series.
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closed 6/15/2007 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint Capital Limited, acquired Wolters Kluwer Education

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company, today announced the completion of the sale of its Education division to Bridgepoint Capital Limited. Regulatory approvals were received, and customary closing conditions have been met.
buyer: Bridgepoint Capital Limited (:$353.32)
Bridgepoint is a leading European provider of private equity with a 25-year track record of investing in established businesses and working with management to create value within companies across Europe. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Wolters Kluwer Education
Wolters Kluwer Education is the leading provider of primary, secondary, and vocational educational material, content and services in seven European countries (the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Austria, and Hungary).
price ($mm)
$1,032
rev ($mm)
$421
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
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closed 7/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Empruntis, acquired Raizers SAS

synopsis: Raizers, one of the European leaders in real estate crowdfunding has been acquired by Groupe Empruntis to sustain its future growth. Based in France, Raizers provides an online real estate crowdfunding investment platform.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: Empruntis
Empruntis Group is a leading French credit and insurance brokerage firm. Empruntis offers a full range of financial products: mortgage, consumer credit, loan restructuring and insurance (car, motorcycle and loan). "
target: Raizers SAS
Raizers is one a European leader in real estate crowdfunding. Based in France, Raizers provides an online real estate crowdfunding investment platform. Raizers has more than 45 million euros invested with an average return of 10% on more than 80 transactions selected by their team of analysts.
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closed 7/6/2022 via Company Press Release

PTV Group, acquired Axylog

synopsis: PTV Group, global market leader for mobility and logistics software, has acquired Axylog, a predictive logistics solution in Italy. Axylog offers a cloud solution that provides real-time monitoring for the entire transportation process. They enable retailers, wholesalers, and shipping providers to know the status of their shipment at all times.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: PTV Group
PTV Group is a leading global software company for traffic planning, simulation, and real-time management. PTV Group provides software solutions and consulting services to empower mobility and logistics. They help cities, companies and people save time and money, and enhance road safety. "
target: Axylog
Axylog is a predictive logistics solution in Italy. Axylog offers a cloud-based solution that provides real-time monitoring for the entire transportation process. They enable retailers, wholesalers, and shipping providers to know the location and status of their shipment at all times.
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announced 5/25/2022 via BNC Analysis

Bridgepoint, will acquire Cast S.A.

synopsis: Bridgepoint, a major international alternative asset fund management group, will acquire a 65% stake in CAST, a global leader in software intelligence. CAST technology can see inside custom applications and generate intelligence about their inner workings. Their solutions enable digital leaders to deliver resilient, responsive, and secure software.
buyer: Bridgepoint (:$353.32)
UK-based Bridgepoint is a major international alternative asset fund management group, providing private equity and private debt lending solutions to the middle market. Bridgepoint focuses on acquiring or investing in businesses with strong market positions. "
target: Cast S.A. (ENXTPA:CAS:$47.24)
CAST is a global leader in software intelligence. CAST technology can see inside custom applications and automatically generate intelligence about their inner workings. Their solutions enable digital leaders to deliver resilient, responsive, safe and secure software.
price ($mm)[EV]
$94 [$86]*
rev ($mm)
$47
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
19.1x
closed 3/28/2022 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspired Thinking Group Limited

synopsis: Bridgepoint, a major international alternative asset fund management group, has acquired a majority stake in fast-growing Inspired Thinking Group (Team ITG) from Equistone Partners Europe. A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services an
buyer: Bridgepoint (:$353.32)
UK-based Bridgepoint is a major international alternative asset fund management group, providing private equity and private debt lending solutions to the middle market. Bridgepoint focuses on acquiring or investing in businesses with strong market positions. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
A technology-led marketing business, Team ITG creates connected customer experiences for some of the biggest brands on the planet through world-class services and smart, intuitive tech.
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announced 6/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Signa Sports United, will acquire Wiggle Ltd.

synopsis: Signa, the global no.1 pure play online sporting goods retailer, will acquire Britain-based Wiggle, which engages in the online retail of equipment for cycling, running, and swimming for men, women, and kids in the United Kingdom and internationally.
buyer: Signa Sports United
SIGNA Sports United is Europe’s leading, fast-growing and profitable sports commerce and tech platform, in the categories Bike, Tennis, Outdoor and Team Sports. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: Wiggle Ltd.
Wiggle Ltd. engages in the online retail of equipment for cycling, running, and swimming for men, women, and kids in the United Kingdom and internationally.
price ($mm)
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$500
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0.0x
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astorg, Bridgepoint, acquired Fenergo

synopsis: Irish fintech Fenergo has been acquired from New York-based venture capital firm Insight Partners by two private equity firms, Paris-based Astorg and London-based Bridgepoint. Founded in 2009, Fenergo builds software to help banks and asset managers with regulatory compliance and managing client data.
buyer: Astorg
buyer: Bridgepoint (:$353.32)
Paris-based Astorg and London-based Bridgepoint are two private equity firms. Astorg is a global private equity firm with over €10 billion of assets under management. Bridgepoint is a major international alternative asset fund management group. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Fenergo
Fenergo is the leading provider of Know-Your-Customer (KYC) and Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) software solutions for financial institutions. Founded in 2009, Fenergo builds software to help banks and asset managers with regulatory compliance and managing client data.
price ($mm)
$1,098
rev ($mm)
$107
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EV / rev
10.3x
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closed 4/21/2021 via Company Press Release

Cambridge Education Group, acquired iheed

synopsis: Cambridge Education Group (CEG) and Bridgepoint have announced the acquisition of online medical education specialists, iheed, as part of their education portfolio. Est in 2014, iheed is an Irish online medical education organisation. heed partners with world leading medical universities to transform the delivery of postgraduate medical education.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: Cambridge Education Group
Since 1952, Cambridge Education Group has been delivering the highest quality academic programmes, providing a valuable stepping-stone for thousands of students to progress onto the world's leading universities and maximise their career opportunities. "
target: iheed
Established in 2014, iheed is an Irish online medical education organisation. Built by doctors and healthcare professionals, iheed partners with world leading medical universities to reimagine and transform the delivery of postgraduate medical education.
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closed 4/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

QualiTest Group, acquired Comply LTD

synopsis: Qualitest, the world’s leading AI-powered, engineering-driven software testing and quality assurance company, has acquired Comply, an Israeli company that specializes in quality assurance for pharma and digital health. Comply offers solutions for R&D, quality management, sample management, and more.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: QualiTest Group
Qualitest is the world's largest independent managed services provider of quality assurance and testing solutions. As a strategic partner, Qualitest helps brands move beyond functional testing to adopt new innovations such as automation, AI, and crowd-sourced UX testing. "
target: Comply LTD
Comply is an Israeli company that specializes in quality assurance for pharma and digital health. Comply develops software solutions to help pharmaceutical companies meet regulatory compliance. They offer solutions for R&D, quality management, sample management, and more.
price ($mm)
$15
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announced 3/23/2021 via PR Newswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, will acquire Calypso Technology Inc

synopsis: Thoma Bravo is to acquire Calypso Technology, Inc. from international private equity group Bridgepoint and global growth investor Summit Partners. Calypso Technology, Inc. is a cloud-enabled provider of cross-asset front-to-back solutions and managed services for financial markets with over 40000 users in 60+ countries.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors. Thoma Bravo partners with a company’s management team to implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives and make acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue and earnings. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: Calypso Technology Inc
Calypso Technology, Inc. is a cloud-enabled provider of cross-asset front-to-back solutions and managed services for financial markets with over 40000 users in 60+ countries.
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closed 2/18/2021 via PR Newswire

QualiTest Group, acquired QA InfoTech

synopsis: Qualitest, the world's largest pure-play software testing and quality assurance company, announced the acquisition of QA InfoTech, one of the most reputed independent Quality Assurance companies in India.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: QualiTest Group
Qualitest is the world's largest independent managed services provider of quality assurance and testing solutions. As a strategic partner, Qualitest helps brands move beyond functional testing to adopt new innovations such as automation, AI, and crowd-sourced UX testing. "
target: QA InfoTech
QA InfoTech is an India-based software quality engineering and testing services provider. Following the approach of making testing cost-effective and methodical, the company provides an array of testing services from automation, functional, mobile, performance, accessibility, security, and more.
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announced 8/28/2020 via Company Press Release

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire BigHand

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a global private equity firm, will acquire BigHand Ltd., a developer of workflow software and tools that help law firms and organisations optimise their workflows, productivity and profitability. BigHand's offerings include delegation workflow, document creation, business intelligence and matter pricing solutions.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity firm that invests across various targeted sectors. LLCP utilizes a differentiated Structured Private Equity investment strategy, combining debt and equity capital investments in portfolio companies. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: BigHand
UK-based BigHand develops and delivers workflow software and tools that help law firms and other organisations optimise their workflows, productivity, and profitability. The company’s offerings include delegation workflow, document creation, business intelligence, and matter pricing solutions.
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closed 12/18/2019 via PR Newswire

QualiTest Group, acquired AlgoTrace

synopsis: Qualitest, the world's largest software testing and quality assurance company, has acquired AlgoTrace, an Israeli company focused on building automated machine learning tools. AlgoTrace enables data analysts and data scientists to simplify and accelerate the prediction modelling processes.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: QualiTest Group
Qualitest is the world's largest independent managed services provider of quality assurance and testing solutions. As a strategic partner, Qualitest helps brands move beyond functional testing to adopt new innovations such as automation, AI, and crowd-sourced UX testing. "
target: AlgoTrace
AlgoTrace is an Israeli company focused on building automated machine learning tools. AlgoTrace enables data analysts and data scientists to simplify and accelerate the prediction modelling processes. Their software tool helps organizations to take the right decisions based on clear inputs.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

BigHand, acquired PayneGroup, Inc.

synopsis: BigHand, the largest provider of voice productivity software to the legal, healthcare and professional services market, has acquired PayneGroup, Inc., a developer of metadata removal and desktop automation software solutions. PayneGroup's metadata removal solutions helps to reduce or eliminate accidental data disclosure.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: BigHand
BigHand develops voice productivity software solutions for legal, healthcare, property, and financial companies worldwide. It offers BigHand Dictate, a software that dictates faster and enables users to record onto various devices and share, prioritize, and track their voice files. "
target: PayneGroup, Inc.
PayneGroup develops metadata removal and desktop automation software solutions. PayneGroup's metadata removal solutions helps to reduce accidental data disclosure. Their productivity software solutions help corporate legal departments and law firms with paragraph numbering and document creation.
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closed 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

BigHand, acquired Iphelion

synopsis: BigHand, a company that develops voice productivity software solutions for legal, healthcare, property, and financial companies worldwide, has acquired Iphelion, a software company who specialize in document automation and productivity tools for the legal market and are sought after for their professional services.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: BigHand
BigHand develops voice productivity software solutions for legal, healthcare, property, and financial companies worldwide. It offers BigHand Dictate, a software that dictates faster and enables users to record onto various devices and share, prioritize, and track their voice files. "
target: Iphelion
Iphelion are a software company who specialize in document automation and productivity tools for the legal market and are sought after for their professional services. Iphelion work with all sizes of firm from boutique to magic-circle.
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announced 7/10/2019 via PE Hub

Bridgepoint, will acquire QualiTest Group

synopsis: Bridgepoint has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Qualitest, a software testing and quality assurance company. Bridgepoint will replace Marlin Equity Partners as the majority owner of Qualitest. QualiTest Group is the world’s largest pure-play outsourced software testing and business assurance specialist with offices in the US, UK and India.
buyer: Bridgepoint (:$353.32)
Bridgepoint is an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies in attractive markets with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. it focuses on acquiring well managed companies in sectors with the potential to grow through acquisition. "
target parent: Marlin Equity Partners
target: QualiTest Group
QualiTest Group is the world’s largest pure-play outsourced software testing and business assurance specialist with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel and India.
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announced 7/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire CATS Colleges

synopsis: Cambridge Education Group ("CEG") and its private equity owner, Bridgepoint, announced that they had agreed to sell CATS Colleges to Bright Scholar, the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China. CATS Colleges is an international school network focused primarily on international students.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$477.13)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: CATS Colleges
CATS Colleges comprises CATS international high schools in UK, US and China, Stafford House English language schools in UK, US and Canada and CSVPA (Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts).
price ($mm)
$188
rev ($mm)
$111
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

KGH Spedition, acquired Navitro AS

synopsis: KGH Customs Services, a Swedish company that provides custom brokerage services and offers a comprehensive range of border-related services, has acquired Navitro, a Norwegian software and services company in the data capture and document automation field.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: KGH Spedition
Headquartered in Sweden, KGH has been providing custom brokerage services since 1963. They offer a comprehensive range of border-related services to over 28,000 customers all over Europe. "
target: Navitro AS
Navitro is a Norwegian software and services company in the data capture and document automation field. Navitro provides solutions and services ensure that customers save both time and costs associated with their document processes.
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closed 4/8/2019 via PE Hub

PEI Media, acquired Buyouts Insider

synopsis: PEI Media Group, a global alternative assets information group, has acquired Buyouts Insider from Simplify Compliance, a provider of learning, events, and information solutions. Buyouts Insider is a collection of brands serving the private capital industry. Buyouts Insider offers digital news, data products, conferences and print publications.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Buyouts Insider
Buyouts Insider houses a collection of highly regarded brands serving the private capital industry. Buyouts Insider offers digital news, industry intelligence, data products, conferences and print publications. Their brands include PEHub Network, Buyouts, Venture Capital Journal, and more.
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announced 3/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, will acquire Kyriba Corporation

synopsis: Private-equity firm Bridgepoint has agreed to take majority control of Kyriba Corp., a venture-backed provider of treasury-management software for corporate finance executives. Kyriba’s approach to cash management enables confidence in cash visibility and empowers CFOs to make strategic investment decisions.
buyer: Bridgepoint (:$353.32)
Bridgepoint is an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies in attractive markets with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. it focuses on acquiring well managed companies in sectors with the potential to grow through acquisition. "
target: Kyriba Corporation
Kyriba is the global leader in cloud treasury solutions, delivering award winning cash management technology to CFOs, Treasurers, and Financial Professionals. Kyriba’s approach to cash management enables confidence in cash visibility and empowers CFOs to make strategic investment decisions.
price ($mm)
$160*
rev ($mm)
$110
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
10.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/10/2019 via BusinessWire

BlackRock, Inc., acquired eFront

synopsis: BlackRock, a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional & retail clients, has completed the acquisition of eFront, the world’s leading end-to-end alternative investment management software and solutions provider, from private equity firm Bridgepoint and eFront employees.
buyer: BlackRock, Inc. (BLK:$19,374.00)
BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional & retail clients. BlackRock helps clients meet their goals with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, & other pooled investment vehicles. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: eFront
eFront, founded in 1999, is based in Paris and is the leading technology provider for managing the alternatives investment lifecycle, from due diligence and portfolio planning, to performance and risk analysis, across a range of alternative asset classes.
price ($mm)
$1,300
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closed 1/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG, acquired WEBfactory GmbH

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

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired iMDsoft

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

MetrixLab, acquired MarketTools Inc.

synopsis: MetrixLab, a global provider of online consumer research services, announced that it has acquired MarketTools Research Solutions Inc., a leader in services and software for market research, from TPG Growth. MarketTools is known for pioneering some of the first research technologies on the Internet.
buyer: MetrixLab
MetrixLab is a fast-growing global provider of online consumer research services. Its solutions are employed by over half of the Top 100 Global Brands such as Microsoft, Philips, Google and Heineken. The company is headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: MarketTools Inc.
MarketTools is the leading provider of services and software for market research. Through the use of advanced respondent engagement techniques and comprehensive analytic tools, MarketTools helps clients innovate, optimize and execute programs that deliver high-value business impact.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
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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:$5,896.00)
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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announced 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

synopsis: Capiton has entered into an agreement on the acquisition of a majority stake in Gemaco Group with the current majority shareholder Saffelberg Investments. Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry.
buyer: Capiton AG
Capiton is an owner-managed financial investor that invests in large SMEs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by means of MBOs and expansion financing. capiton's roots go back to the late 1970s. "
target parent: Saffelberg Investments
target: Gemaco N.V.
Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) customers. The Group has 13 locations worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$96
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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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)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Aion Bank, acquired ETFmatic LTD

synopsis: Aion Bank, a full-service digital bank based in Brussels, has acquired ETFmatic, a London-based robo-advisor and Aion’s partner since last year. The deal has been approved by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). ETFmatic’s proprietary investment platform and management team will be integrated into Aion’s operations.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Aion Bank
Aion, based in Belgium, is a subscription-only digital bank with a modern human touch, offering a wide range of services to individual and business customers. Seated in Brussels, it operates under a Belgian banking licence and offers customers convenient ways to optimize savings and expenses. "
target: ETFmatic LTD
ETFmatic, based in the UK, provides their customers with an easy way to manage their investment goals. The Company uses index based investment strategies and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to construct and manage investment portfolios tailored to their customers' personal preferences and situations.
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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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closed 12/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Robinhood, acquired Cove Markets

synopsis: No-fee trading app Robinhood has acquired Cove Markets to help ensure quality trade executions for its users. Cove Markets Inc. is a cross-exchange trading platform that makes it easier for people to manage their crypto accounts.
buyer: Robinhood (HOOD:$1,769.97)
Robinhood is democratizing finance for all. With customers at the heart of its decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers, removing fees, and providing greater access to financial information. Their smartphone app allows individual investors to buy and sell stocks for free. "
target: Cove Markets
Cove Markets Inc. is a cross-exchange trading platform that makes it easier for people to manage their crypto accounts. They offer advanced tools, trading algorithms, live and historical data, analytics, charts, web widgets, and more.
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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:$867.87)
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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