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announced 3/30/2020 via BusinessWire

Aurea, will acquire BroadVision, Inc.

synopsis: Aurea Software, Inc, a leading provider of cloud-based, enterprise-scale software to help businesses drive digital transformation, announced its intention to acquire BroadVision, a leader in complex document creation, management and collaboration tools.
buyer parent: ESW Capital, LLC
buyer: Aurea
Aurea helps global businesses accelerate digital transformation, through unlimited access to the world’s first business software library. Their customers enjoy access to every product in their portfolio, all of which are cloud-based, enterprise-scale and easy to use, with one simple subscription. "
target: BroadVision, Inc. (BVSN:$4.44)
BroadVision is a leader in complex document creation, management and collaboration tools. BroadVision solutions, include Vmoso for virtual, mobile, and social business collaboration and Clearvale for enterprise social networking.
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closed 3/30/2020 via PR Newswire

AlleyCorp, acquired Meetup Inc.

synopsis: NEW YORK, March 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Meetup, one of the world's first social media platforms and the only one dedicated to groups that meet in-person or online during times of crisis, today announced that the company has been acquired. The consortium of investors is led by Kevin Ryan's AlleyCorp and includes mission-driven private funds and acc
buyer: AlleyCorp
AlleyCorp is a firm dedicated to founding and funding companies in New York City. The firm has helped build some of New York’s most successful technology companies, including DoubleClick, Gilt Groupe, and Business Insider. AlleyCorp invests in early-stage companies across consumer and enterprise. "
target parent: WeWork
target: Meetup Inc.
Meetup is the leading social media platform dedicated to connecting people in person or online during times of crisis. From professional networking to coding workshops, people use Meetup to meet new people in real life who share those same passions or professional aspirations.
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closed 3/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Meten International Education Group merged with EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp.,

synopsis: EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp., the world’s first special purpose acquisition company focused on investing in the education services and education technology industry, and Meten International Education Group, a leading English language training service provider in China, have successfully completed their previously announced merger transaction.
buyer: EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp. (EDTX:$0.00)
UK-based EdtechX Holdings is a public acquisition company sponsored by affiliates of a specialist edtech investment bank. EdtechX has built an industry-leading platform of education and training businesses through the targeted acquisition, consolidation, and development of companies. "
target: Meten International Education Group
Meten is a market leader in English Learning Training (ELT) in China, with a leading position in the adult ELT segment. Meten operates an omnichannel business comprising a nationwide network of learning centers under the brands Meten, ABC, and Likeshuo, the popular English digital tutoring platform.
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announced 3/27/2020 via Company Press Release

Microsoft Corporation, will acquire Affirmed Networks

synopsis: Microsoft will acquire Affirmed Networks, the leader in virtualized, cloud-native 5G networks. With the acquisition of Affirmed Networks, Microsoft will be able to offer new and innovative solutions tailored to the unique needs of operators, including managing their network workloads in the cloud.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$134,249.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Affirmed Networks
Affirmed Networks is the leader in virtualized, cloud-native 5G networks. Operators deploy Affirmed’s NFV (Network Functions Virtualization) solutions to deliver differentiated 5G services, including mobile broadband, IoT, carrier-grade Wi-Fi roaming, connected cars, and more.
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announced 3/27/2020 via Company Press Release

GRO Capital, will acquire Queue-it

synopsis: Denmark-based GRO Capital will acquire Queue-it, a leader of virtual waiting room software and services. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, Queue-it controls online traffic during massive end-user peaks in connection with product launches, shopping holidays, and other activities that drive significant attention to websites and apps.
buyer: GRO Capital
Denmark-based GRO Capital is a North European private equity fund with an exclusive focus on mature B2B software and tech enabled companies with strong growth prospects. GRO Capital serves as active owners developing portfolio companies with a view to create long-term value. "
target: Queue-it
Denmark-based Queue-it is the leading developer of virtual waiting room services to control website and app traffic surges by offloading visitors to an online queue. Its SaaS platform enables enterprises to keep their systems online, their visitors informed and capture key sales and online activity.
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closed 3/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Les Echos SA, acquired ChangeNOW

synopsis: Les Echos – Le Parisien group, a leading French media group, has acquired 55% majority stake in ChangeNOW, an international summit, established in 2017, which seeks to help accelerate the transition to a more sustainable world.
buyer parent: LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA
buyer: Les Echos SA
Les Echos is the leading source of French economic and financial information. It is available on the Internet, tablet, mobile and newsstand. It deals with and analyzes all the national, regional and international news, having repercussions on the life of the business. "
target: ChangeNOW
ChangeNOW is an international summit which seeks to help accelerate the transition to a more sustainable world. The annual summit brings together successful changemakers and thought leaders from across the world to share their visions and experiences, and support sustainable, effective solutions.
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announced 3/27/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Emerald Organic Products, Inc., will acquire Bonsa Health

synopsis: Emerald Organic Products, Inc., a diversified health sciences company, announced it will acquire a 51% controlling stake in Bonsa Health, a leading digital pharmacy capable of same day delivery of Rx medications anywhere in the United States.
buyer: Emerald Organic Products, Inc.
Based in New York, Emerald Organic Products, Inc., is a diversified health sciences company focused on providing consumers with one of the most robust health and wellness offerings available today. "
target: Bonsa Health
Bonsa Health is a leading digital pharmacy capable of same day delivery of Rx medications anywhere in the United States. Bonsa’s HIPAA compliant platform allows patients to look up pharmacy coverage options, prescription availability and discounts before ending the doctor’s consultation.
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closed 3/27/2020 via WebWire

Advanced, acquired Tikit Limited

synopsis: UK-based Advanced has acquired Tikit, a global legal, accounting, and professional services software business. Headquartered in London, Tikit focuses its solutions around four key business challenges for professional services firms: Practice and Case Management; Time and Billing; Document Lifecycle; and Marketing and Business Development.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Advanced
Advanced is the third largest British software and services company in the UK. The company helps organisations create the right digital foundations that drive productivity, insight, and innovation while remaining safe, secure and compliant. "
target parent: BT Group plc
target: Tikit Limited (TIK:$16.51)
Tikit is a UK-based company that develops solutions for business challenges for professional services firms. The company provides a connected environment comprising its proprietary software complemented by applications from long-standing partners, to create integrated and specialised solutions.
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closed 3/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Born In Cleveland, acquired MovieFone

synopsis: Cleveland O’Neal III, creator and producer of the syndicated daytime entertainment show “Made in Hollywood, has acquired Moviefone through his holding company, Born in Cleveland LLC. Born in Cleveland LLC was the winning bidder in the bankruptcy auction of Moviefone’s parent company Helios and Matheson Analytics.
buyer: Born In Cleveland
Born in Cleveland LLC is a holding company owned by Cleveland O’Neal III. Cleveland O'Neal III is founder, president, and CEO of Connection III Entertainment in LA, the award-winning, Emmy-nominated producer/distributor of family friendly, multicultural media content. "
target parent: Helios and Matheson
target: MovieFone
Moviefone delivers the best in entertainment, including movie show times and tickets, trailers, TV schedules, streaming information, cast and crew interviews, photo galleries and more. Moviefone’s editorial coverage includes up-to-date entertainment news, trailers and clips.
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closed 3/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Magic Online, acquired WP Serveur

synopsis: Magic Online, a French provider of internet and hosting services, has acquired WP Serveur, a French company specializing in the exclusive hosting of WordPress sites. It offers hosting solutions combining high-end servers located on French territory with an ultra-efficient security system.
buyer: Magic Online
Magic Online is a French provider of internet and hosting services. Magic Online offers high-speed internet services to businesses in France. Their hosting services include VOIP telephony, domain names, cloud, email, dedicated servers, and more. "
target: WP Serveur
WP Serveur is a French company specializing in the exclusive hosting of WordPress sites. It offers hosting solutions combining high-end servers located on French territory with an ultra-efficient security system.
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closed 3/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Lambert & Co., acquired Fairly Painless Advertising

synopsis: Lambert & Co., Michigan’s largest public relations and integrated marketing firm, has announced the acquisition of branding, creative and digital agency Fairly Painless Advertising.
buyer: Lambert & Co.
Lambert & Co. is a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm. Lambert helps clients across the globe to build brand awareness, drive sales and scale business. Their portfolio of clients spans a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, food, education and more. "
target: Fairly Painless Advertising
Fairly Painless is a full-service advertising agency providing research, planning and creative services spanning print and digital design, brand strategy, advertising copy and creative, video production, web development, digital marketing services and ad buying.
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announced 3/26/2020 via PR Newswire

Advance, Inc., Orkila Capital, LLC, will acquire Ironman

synopsis: Advance announced that it has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with Wanda Sports Group Company Limited to acquire The IRONMAN Group.  The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series. Orkila Capital will co-invest in The IRONMAN Group.
buyer: Orkila Capital, LLC
buyer: Advance, Inc.
Advance is a private, family-owned business that owns, operates and invests in companies spanning media, entertainment, technology, communications, education and other promising growth sectors. Orkila Capital is a growth equity investment firm founded by Jesse Du Bey. "
target parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
target: Ironman
The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series and many more. It is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports.
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announced 3/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Financial Products Group Co., Ltd., will acquire Ken First Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Financial Products Group (FPG), a Japanese provider of financial services, will acquire Ken First, a Japanese IT company that specializes in systems integration and chatbots. Ken First helps their clients to find and develop the systems and infrastructure their business needs. They also offer an Oracle-based chatbot API.
buyer: Financial Products Group Co., Ltd.
Financial Products Group (FPG) is a Japanese provider of financial services. FPG provides various financial products to high revenue generating companies and high net worth individuals. FPG offers lease arrangement, real estate investment, M&A, and insurance brokerage services. "
target: Ken First Co., Ltd.
Ken First is a Japanese IT company that specializes in systems integration and chatbots. Ken First helps their clients to find and develop the systems and infrastructure their business needs. They also offer an Oracle-based chatbot API that enables businesses to improve their customer support.
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$5.46
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closed 3/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Registrar Corp, acquired 22000-Tools

synopsis: Registrar Corp, a leading provider of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliance services, announced its acquisition of Vinca, LLC (www.22000-Tools.com).  22000-Tools.com has provided online training for food safety management systems since 2001.  Over 10,000 global users have utilized their 100% online courses.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: Registrar Corp
Registrar Corp is a leading SaaS assisted provider of U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) compliance services to domestic and foreign food, medical device, drugs, and cosmetic facilities. Registrar Corp was founded in 2003 and has headquarters in Hampton, Virginia, USA. "
target: 22000-Tools
22000-Tools.com by Vinca, LLC has provided online training for food safety management systems since 2001. Over 10,000 global users have utilized their 100% online courses, which cover topics including ISO 22000, FSSC 22000, SQF, ISO 9001, GFSI, FSMA, and more.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Stadiumred Group, acquired Mediakix

synopsis: Stadiumred Group has acquired leading influencer marketing agency Mediakix to its expanding agency collective. As one of the first influencer marketing companies, Evan Asano launched Mediakix in 2011, long before influencer marketing became a trending topic and career.
buyer: Stadiumred Group
Stadiumred Group is a global marketing and communications holding company. Stadiumred Group offers a unique approach to marketing and building companies. The group operates companies in marketing verticals ranging from branding, creative, digital advertising, experiential marketing, and beyond. "
target: Mediakix
Founded in Venice Beach in 2011, Mediakix is one of the very first and most recognized influencer marketing agencies. They connect the world’s top brands with passionate audiences through YouTube, Instagram, Twitch, bloggers, and social media influencers from emerging channels.
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closed 3/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Dude Solutions, Inc., acquired Assetic Pty Ltd

synopsis: Dude Solutions, a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of operations management solutions, has acquired Assetic, an Australian cloud-based asset management vendor. Assetic specializes in helping professional asset managers assess, plan, and prioritize capital investment projects.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Dude Solutions, Inc.
Dude Solutions is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of operations management solutions to education, government, healthcare, senior living, manufacturing, and membership-based organizations. The company's software is used to manage maintenance, assets, energy, safety, IT, and more. "
target parent: M. H. Carnegie & Co.
target: Assetic Pty Ltd
Assetic is an Australian company that specializes in helping professional asset managers assess, plan, and prioritize capital investment projects. Assetic is the only cloud-based asset management vendor with advanced predictive modeling capabilities that facilitate the maintenance of infrastructure.
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announced 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Referit B.V. will be merged with ATL Communications, Inc.,

synopsis: ATL Communications, a leading SaaS provider of neutral toll-free number management, and Referit, a Netherlands-based information communications technology specializing in cloud computing, will merge to form Proxona, Inc. The combined company will offer central database solutions, information logistics solutions, Managed IT services, and more.
buyer: ATL Communications, Inc.
ATL Communications is a leading SaaS provider of neutral toll-free number management, number administration, and local number porting solutions. The company offers unique services in Disaster Recovery and Least Cost Routing with new products in Local Number Portability and Toll Free Texting. "
target: Referit B.V.
Referit is a Netherlands-based information communications technology specializing in cloud computing. The company provides central database design, development, implementation, as well as the integration of public cloud services with private cloud services and specialized applications.
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closed 3/25/2020 via PR Newswire

RLDatix, acquired Transparent Health Consulting

synopsis: RLDatix, the leading global provider of intelligent patient safety solutions, announced that it has acquired Transparent Health Consulting, a firm that focuses on the implementation of communication and patient safety resolution programs in order to respond to and prevent patient harm.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: RLDatix
RLDatix helps organizations drive safer care by providing governance, risk and compliance tools that drive overall improvement and safety. Their suite of cloud-based software helps organizations report on adverse events, reduce healthcare-acquired infections and ensure patient safety. "
target: Transparent Health Consulting
Transparent Health Consulting is a firm that focuses on the implementation of communication and patient safety resolution programs in order to respond to and prevent patient harm. It has an experiential, comprehensive and principled educational approach to preventing enterprise risk.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Coronis Health, acquired Reliabill Solutions

synopsis: Coronis Health, a revenue cycle management services provider for healthcare companies and their patients, announced that it has completed an acquisition of Reliabill, a Daytona Beach, Florida-based firm that provides revenue cycle services for substance abuse and eating disorder facilities.
buyer: Coronis Health
Coronis Health is a group of revenue cycle companies (RCM) strategically brought together each with their own unique specialty. Coronis Health started with the idea that no multi-specialty RCM company is an expert in every specialty, and thus seeks out companies with expertise. "
target: Reliabill Solutions
Reliabill is a Daytona Beach, Florida-based firm that provides revenue cycle services for substance abuse and eating disorder facilities. ReliaBill Solutions is dedicated to providing their clients with the highest quality Behavioral Health billing, collections and patient management solutions.
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announced 3/25/2020 via Company Press Release

CGI Group Inc., will acquire TeraThink

synopsis: CGI, Canada's largest independent IT and business consulting services firms, has announced its intent to acquire TeraThink, a leading information technology and management consulting firm providing digitization, enterprise finance, risk management, and data analytics services to the U.S. federal government.
buyer: CGI Group Inc. (GIB:$8,629.81)
CGI is Canada's largest independent IT and business consulting services firms. CGI delivers an end-to-end portfolio of capabilities, from IT and business consulting to systems integration, outsourcing services and intellectual property solutions. "
target: TeraThink
TeraThink is a leading information technology and management consulting firm providing digitization, enterprise finance, risk management, and data analytics services to the U.S. federal government.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Valens Holding AG, acquired ValensPay Ltd.

synopsis: Valens Holding AG, a Germany-based holding company of Valens Bank Ltd, has acquired ValensPay Ltd., a UK licensed financial services provider located in London offering banking services. ValensPay Ltd. has its own banking service platform with Apps available in Apple's AppStore and GooglePlay as well as web-banking.
buyer: Valens Holding AG (DB:FKEK:$144.09)
Valens Holding AG is a Germany-based holding company of Valens Bank Ltd, which is engaged in offshore private banking sector. "
target: ValensPay Ltd.
ValensPay Ltd. is a UK licensed financial services provider located in London offering banking services. ValensPay Ltd. has its own banking service platform with Apps available in Apple's AppStore and GooglePlay as well as web-banking.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd, acquired Gallo Record Company

synopsis: Tiso Blackstar Group, the former publisher of the Business Day and Sunday Times, says it has sold its entire stake in Gallo Music for R75m to Lebashe Investment Group’s Arena Holdings. Gallo Record Company is the largest and oldest independent record label in South Africa.
buyer parent: The Lebashe Investment Group
buyer: Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Arena Holdings is one of Africa’s largest English-language news publishers in print (titles include Sunday Times, Business Day, Financial Mail, The Herald, Sowetan and Daily Dispatch) and online (titles include TimesLIVE, SowetanLIVE, BusinessLIVE, DispatchLIVE, HeraldLIVE and Vrye Weekblad). "
target parent: Tiso Blackstar Group
target: Gallo Record Company
Gallo Record Company is the largest and oldest independent record label in South Africa. It is based in Johannesburg. Gallo Record Company has been in operation since 1926 and signs, promotes and assists artists to promote their music across Africa and internationally.
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announced 3/25/2020 via Company Press Release

SS&C Technologies, Inc., will acquire Vidado

synopsis: SS&C Technologies, a global provider of investment and financial software-enabled services and software for the global financial services and healthcare industries, will be acquiring Vidado, a cloud-based, AI-driven, intelligent automation platform identifies, digitizes, validates, and enriches data better than OCR technologies or humans.
buyer: SS&C Technologies, Inc. (SSNC:$4,632.90)
SS&C Technologies is a global provider of investment and financial software-enabled services and software for the global financial services and healthcare industries. Founded in 1986, SS&C is headquartered in Windsor, Connecticut and has offices around the world. "
target: Vidado
Captricity's Vidado cloud-based, AI-driven, intelligent automation platform identifies, digitizes, validates, and enriches data better than OCR technologies or humans, unlocking new ways for insurance, financial services, and pharmaceutical enterprises to operationalize traditional workflows.
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closed 3/20/2020 via BusinessWire

EPAM Systems, acquired Deltix, Inc.

synopsis: Deltix, Inc. announced that it has been acquired by EPAM Systems, Inc. Deltix provides software and services to buy-side and sell-side firms for quantitative research and algorithmic trading. They cover data collection and aggregation, advanced analytics, model development, back-testing, simulation and live trading.
buyer: EPAM Systems (EPAM:$2,293.80)
EPAM Systems, Inc. leverages its software engineering expertise in product development, digital platform engineering, and top digital and product design agency. EPAM, through its 'Engineering DNA' and innovative strategy, helps customers with consulting and design capabilities to deliver solutions. "
target: Deltix, Inc.
Deltix provides software and services to buy-side and sell-side firms for quantitative research and algorithmic trading. They cover data collection and aggregation, advanced analytics, model development, back-testing, simulation and live trading.
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Stoneridge Software, acquired Advanced Business Systems LLC

synopsis: Stoneridge Software, the largest Microsoft Gold ERP & CRM Partner in the upper Midwest, has acquired Advanced Business Systems, LLC, a Metairie based company that helps customers modernize their ERP and CRM technologies to become more efficient and profitable.
buyer: Stoneridge Software
Stoneridge Software is the largest Microsoft Gold ERP & CRM Partner. As a business technology firm with specialties in Microsoft Dynamics 365, Dynamics AX, Dynamics NAV, and Dynamics CRM, Stoneridge focuses on providing stellar solutions that deliver maximum business impact. "
target parent: Generational Equity
target: Advanced Business Systems LLC
Advanced Business Systems (ABS) helps customers modernize their ERP and CRM technologies to become more efficient and profitable. The Company is a Gold Microsoft Partner that delivers Microsoft products to small and medium businesses to improve productivity, decrease costs, and increase revenue.
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Facedrive, will acquire HiRide

synopsis: Facedrive Inc., the first Canadian peer-to-peer, eco-friendly and socially responsible ride-sharing network, has entered into a Share Exchange Agreement to acquire 100% of HiRide, a socially responsible ride-sharing and car-pooling app.
buyer: Facedrive (TSXV:FD:$0.26)
Facedrive is the first Canadian peer-to-peer ridesharing company that currently operates in Toronto/GTA, Hamilton, London and Guelph, ON. A unique people and planet-first ridesharing platform, Facedrive contributes a portion of each ride towards tree planting, done locally within the city/province. "
target: HiRide
HiRide is an evolution in carpooling. HiRide is an innovative, first-of-its-kind long-distance travel carpooling app that seeks to change the face of transportation for commuters. They are based in Canada.
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closed 3/20/2020 via BusinessWire

Nemko, acquired System Sikkerhet AS

synopsis: Nemko Group, a company that offers testing, inspection, and certification services worldwide, announced the acquisition of Norway-based System Sikkerhet AS, a leading provider of assessment and consultancy services within the fields of information technology and cybersecurity.
buyer: Nemko
The Nemko Group offers testing, inspection, and certification services worldwide, mainly concerning products and systems, but also for machinery, installations, and personnel. Nemko reduces time to market through high-quality service and the highest international recognition. "
target: System Sikkerhet AS
System Sikkerhet AS, located in Arendal, Norway, is a leading provider of assessment and consultancy services within the fields of information technology and cybersecurity.
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GPS Bulgaria, acquired Mobiliz

synopsis: Turkish private equity firm Mediterra Private Equity sold its portfolio company Mobiliz Information and Communication Technologies Inc. to GPS Bulgaria. Mobiliz provides telematics solutions for vehicle tracking, mobile video recording and camera tracking.
buyer: GPS Bulgaria
GPS Bulgaria is a leading Bulgarian provider of technologically advanced GPS/GSM based solutions for fleet management, vehicle security, personal tracking, monitoring of ships and railway vehicles, as well as other specialized solutions for businesses in Bulgaria. "
target parent: Mediterra Capital
target: Mobiliz
Founded in 2004, Mobiliz is one of the two biggest players in Turkish fleet telematics industry. Fleet telematics services allow companies to better manage their fleet in terms of driver, vehicle and operational management.
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Ruby Has, acquired Easypost

synopsis: Ruby Has, one of the fastest growing ecommerce fulfillment companies, has acquired EasyPost Fulfillment Services, the first RESTful API for shipping. Integrate once with EasyPost and seamlessly add carriers, generate shipping labels, track packages in near real-time and insure shipments.
buyer: Ruby Has
Ruby Has is one of the fastest growing ecommerce fulfillment providers for direct-to-consumer brands and retailers, fulfilling their brand promises with precision, customization and excellence at scale. "
target: Easypost
EasyPost was founded in 2012 as the first RESTful API for shipping. EasyPost has thousands of customers shipping millions of packages each month. Integrate once with EasyPost and seamlessly add carriers, generate shipping labels, track packages in near real-time and insure shipments.
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closed 3/20/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

Global Resale, acquired CFA Trading Ltd

synopsis: Global Resale, a company focused on resale, processing and disposition of technology devices, has acquired CFA Trading. CFA, founded in 2004 and based in Poole, UK, is a leading technology refurbishing company in the UK. It refurbishes, repairs, and upgrades computers, mobile devices and other IT assets.
buyer: Global Resale
Global Resale is a full-service, international resell and reverse logistics business focused on the mobile, IT, and electronics sectors. Global Resale offers a full range of reverse logistics capabilities, including takeback, collection, inventory, data sanitization, repair, harvesting, and resell. "
target: CFA Trading Ltd
CFA, founded in 2004 and based in Poole, UK, is a leading technology refurbishing company in the UK. The company has become the largest Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) in Europe, and refurbishes, repairs, and upgrades computers, mobile devices and other IT assets.
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Piteco S.p.A., will acquire Everymake S.r.l.

synopsis: Piteco, Italian leader in the design and implementation of management solutions for Treasury and Financial Planning, will acquire Everymake S.r.l. Everymake offers cloud software products mostly for financial data matching as well as vertical solutions for the utilities sector.
buyer parent: DEDAGROUP S.p.A.
buyer: Piteco S.p.A. (BIT:PITE:$23.57)
Piteco S.p.A. is the leading software house in Italy in Corporate Treasury Management solutions and Financial Planning, with over 600 national and international groups active in all Industrial sectors (excluding Banks and P.A.). "
target: Everymake S.r.l.
Everymake S.r.l., based in Italy, offers cloud software products mostly for financial data matching as well as vertical solutions for the utilities sector, financial companies, consumer credit sector, financial leasing, factoring and related business sectors.
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closed 3/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Zed Books Limited

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Zed Books Limited, the London-based academic and non-fiction publisher. Zed will operate within Bloomsbury's Academic & Professional division, strengthening its offerings in African Studies and Development Studies.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$182.14)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Zed Books Limited
UK-based Zed is the world's largest publishing collective that operates in two divisions, Zed Books and Zed Scholar. Zed Books publishes socially and politically meaningful books for general readers. Zed Scholar is an award-winning, academic publisher of critical social science research.
price ($mm)
$2.28
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Village Media Inc., acquired Sudbury.com

synopsis: Village Media Inc., one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario, has acquired Laurentian Media Group, a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company. Laurentian Media Group owns Northern Life, Sudbury.com, as well as affiliated publications such as Northern Ontario Business.
buyer: Village Media Inc.
Village Media is one of the largest digital media networks in Ontario and operates several local news and community websites, including SooToday.com, BayToday.ca, TimminsToday.com, GuelphToday.com, BarrieToday.com, ElliotLakeToday.com, OrilliaMatters.com, BradfordToday.ca, and CollingwoodToday.ca. "
target: Sudbury.com
Laurentian Media Group is a Canadian newspaper and digital publishing company and the owner of Northern Life, Sudbury.com, and other affiliated publications. Sudbury.com is one of the most successful digital news sites in Ontario, providing local news, entertainment, crime, sports news, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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announced 3/19/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Xalles, will acquire MinervaWorks

synopsis: Xalles, a holding company that focuses on direct investments in disruptive fintech companies, will acquire MinervaWorks, a provider of technology consulting, architecture, engineering, platform management, and support services. MinervaWorks utilizes a proprietary technology probe to help their clients identify and solve their IT problems.
buyer: Xalles (OTCPK:XALL:$0.00)
Xalles Holdings Inc. is a holding company that focuses on direct investments in disruptive fintech companies. They actively seek acquisition targets with solid management teams and business models, large total attainable markets, and lucrative exit opportunities to invest and accelerate growth in. "
target: MinervaWorks
MinervaWorks provides technology consulting, architecture, engineering, platform management, and operational support services. MinervaWorks' proprietary technology probe, The Brick, enables them to analyze their clients technology infrastructure to efficiently identify and solve IT problems.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

M3 USA Corporation, purchased Healthcare Market Research Business from Manthan Systems

synopsis: M3 Global Research announced the acquisition of Manthan's healthcare market research business. India-based Manthan is a cloud analytics company pioneering applications for retail and consumer-facing businesses. Its healthcare division will be rebranded after the acquisition as m360 Research.
buyer parent: M3, Inc.
buyer: M3 USA Corporation
M3 USA (M3 Global Research), named to represent Medicine, Media, and Metamorphosis, was founded to change the world of medicine through full use of the power of the Internet. M3 provides the life science industry with highly targeted interactive marketing, education, content, and research solutions."
seller: Manthan Systems
The acquisition includes the healthcare market research business of Manthan. India-based Manthan is a cloud analytics company pioneering applications for retail and consumer-facing businesses. Its healthcare division will be rebranded after the acquisition as m360 Research.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Nihilent Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Hypercollective

synopsis: Nihilent, a global consulting and services company, has acquired Hypercollective, a cross-disciplinary innovations agency based in India. Hypercollective focuses on providing corporates, brands and governments with solutions for communications, strategy, content, design and technology, and data.
buyer: Nihilent Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Nihilent is a global consulting and solutions integration company using a holistic and systems approach to problem solving. Headquartered in Pune India, Nihilent’s executive team has over 350 person-years of experience in international consulting, IT outsourcing and IT services. "
target: Hypercollective
Hypercollective is a cross-disciplinary innovations agency based in India. Hypercollective focuses on providing corporates, brands and governments with solutions for communications, strategy, content, design and technology, and data.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Central Research Inc., acquired Global Emergency Response Inc.

synopsis: Lowell-based Central Research Inc., a provider of management and financial services for government and commercial sectors, announced the purchase of Global Emergency Response Inc., a software and technology services company that specializes in emergency technology systems.
buyer: Central Research Inc.
Central Research, Inc. (CRI) provides customized management and financial service solutions for government and commercial sectors, including records and document management, call center and debt collection, and improper payments. "
target: Global Emergency Response Inc.
Global Emergency Response was founded in 2004 and is based in Augusta, Ga. The company provides web and mobile-based, near real-time status tracking and situational awareness information systems for use by healthcare, emergency response and governmental organizations, according to a news release.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/19/2020 via PR Web

Freedom Consulting Group, acquired Geodata IT, LLC

synopsis: Freedom Consulting Group (FCG) has acquired Geodata IT, a geospatial IT solutions provider for agencies within the Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community. The acquisition of Geodata IT enables FCG to expand its core capabilities while simultaneously allowing for greater growth in the St. Louis Geographic Information System market.
buyer: Freedom Consulting Group
Freedom Consulting Group (FCG) is a data analytics, business intelligence, and engineering solution provider serving the Intelligence Community. FCG has established itself as a leader in providing critical solutions to our nation’s toughest national security challenges. "
target: Geodata IT, LLC
Geodata IT is an innovative and advanced technology company that utilizes the best engineering practices to provide cost-effective information technology, data science, and Geographic Information System (GIS) solutions designed to help its customers meet their mission.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/19/2020 via Company Press Release

Sinch AB, will acquire Chatlayer bvba

synopsis: Sinch AB, a global leader in cloud communications for mobile customer engagement, will acquire Chatlayer BV. Founded in Antwerp in early 2018, ChatLayer.ai is a cloud-based software platform that lets businesses create multi-lingual chatbots and voicebots using Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Understanding (NLU).
buyer: Sinch AB (OM:SINCH:$502.42)
Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice and video. "
target: Chatlayer bvba
Founded in 2018, Chatlayer is a platform to build high-performing chat- and voicebots that work in 100+ languages. Its custom-built AI ensures superior Natural Language Understanding and provides business users with actionable insights and advice on how to improve bot performance.
price ($mm)
$7.81
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Amuka Esports, acquired Incendium Gaming Ltd.

synopsis: Amuka Esports announced it has fully acquired Incendium Gaming, a leading tournament organizer in the fighting game community (FGC). Founded in 2019, Incendium has hosted over 20 events under its own brand and is contracted out to produce tournaments for larger events like GOML and World Gaming.
buyer: Amuka Esports
Amuka Esports creates localized esports hubs in cities across North America. Each hub consists of a game venue, tournament organizer, content team, merchandise brands and incubator. "
target: Incendium Gaming Ltd.
Incendium Gaming specializes in producing tournaments and events for the fighting game community (FGC). They host bi-weekly and monthly events at Waves Gaming in Toronto as well as host major events for game publishers such as Capcom and Bandai Namco.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Alibaba Pictures, will acquire Yinhekuyu Media

synopsis: Alibaba Pictures, the stock market-listed film subsidiary of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, will acquire an 80% stake in Yinhekuyu Media, a variety show producer in China. Yinhekuyu produces short videos, films and web TV dramas. The company has helped produce Mars Intelligence Agency, a popular TV show that has attracted over a billion views.
buyer parent: Alibaba Group
buyer: Alibaba Pictures (SEHK:1060:$423.52)
Alibaba Pictures is the flagship unit of Alibaba Group’s entertainment arm and its core businesses includes: film and television production centered on IP; internet-based promotion and distribution combining internet technologies and traditional off-line distribution; and more. "
target: Yinhekuyu Media
Yinhekuyu Media is a variety show producer in China. Yinhekuyu focuses on producing short videos, films and web TV dramas. The company has helped produce Mars Intelligence Agency, a popular TV show in China that has attracted over a billion views.
price ($mm)
$58*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Maven Inc., acquired LiftIgniter

synopsis: Maven has acquired LiftIgniter, a company that leverages high-performance machine learning algorithms to determine in-the-moment user interest and intent to produce a personalized online experience. LiftIgniter provides on-site and in-app content recommendations across hundreds of leading digital properties worldwide.
buyer: Maven Inc. (OTCPK:MVEN:$0.38)
Maven is a coalition of content producers, from individual thought-leaders to world-leading independent publishers, operating on a shared digital publishing, advertising, and distribution platform and unified under a single media brand. "
target: LiftIgniter
LiftIgniter leverages high-performance machine learning algorithms to determine in-the-moment user interest and intent to produce a personalized online experience. LiftIgniter provides on-site and in-app content recommendations across hundreds of leading digital properties worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/19/2020 via BusinessWire

UserTesting, acquired Teston

synopsis: UserTesting, the leading provider for on-demand human insights, has acquired Teston, a European provider of multilingual experience testing for fast customer feedback. Getting customer feedback is critical for businesses of any size, and Teston has built its feedback solution with a focus on multi-language support from the ground up.
buyer: UserTesting
UserTesting enables every organization to deliver the best customer experience powered by human insight. With UserTesting’s on-demand Human Insight Platform, companies across industries make accurate customer-first decisions at every level, at the speed business demands. "
target: Teston
Teston is a European provider of multilingual experience testing for fast customer feedback. Getting customer feedback is critical for businesses of any size, anywhere around the world–and Teston has built its feedback solution with a focus on multi-language support from the ground up.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Equiniti Limited, acquired Monidee

synopsis: Equiniti Group plc, an international technology-led services and payments specialist, is delighted to announce the acquisition of Monidee, an employee share plans technology business based in Amsterdam.
buyer: Equiniti Limited (LSE:EQN:$669.57)
Equiniti is a specialist outsourcer delivering technology-enabled solutions to some of the UK’s brands and public sector organisations. They offer share registration and associated investor services, employee share plan administration, pension administration and software, & employee benefit schemes."
target: Monidee
MonIdee is a leading B2B Fintech software solution provider of Employee Reward Plan, Financial Participation and Compliance Solutions. Monidee’s web-based platform tOption has been designed and fine-tuned to meet the needs of a wide range of companies worldwide.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Outdooractive, acquired mountNpass

synopsis: Outdooractive, Europe’s largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and skiing, has acquired mountNpass, a digital cycling network in France. mountNpass enables cyclists to discover the best cycling and mountain biking routes in France and Europe. The platform provides guides for destinations, amenities, and cycling clubs.
buyer: Outdooractive
Outdooractive is Europe’s largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and skiing. Outdooractive provides countless trails, tracks and route suggestions with detailed descriptions and photos. Their travel guides and app allow people to easily plan their routes and discover the world. "
target: mountNpass
mountNpass is a digital cycling network in France. mountNpass enables cyclists of all experience levels to discover the best cycling and mountain biking routes in France and Europe. The platform provides guides for destinations, amenities, and cycling clubs.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Billups, acquired MacDonald Media, LLC

synopsis: Billups, the largest privately-held advertising technology company in the U.S. specializing in Out-of-Home (OOH), has acquired MacDonald Media, the leading independent media agency specializing in OOH and Non-Traditional Media. MacDonald Media provides innovative OOH media solutions, including strategy, planning, buying, and reporting.
buyer: Billups
Billups is an advertising technology company servicing the Out Of Home and Digital Out Of Home marketplace, powered by the leading outdoor advertising platform. Billups offers services including strategic planning, buying, printing, and brand experiences. "
target: MacDonald Media, LLC
MacDonald Media is the leading independent media agency specializing in Out-of-Home and Non-Traditional Media. The company provides strategy, planning, buying, and reporting from offices across the country.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Agilitas Private Equity LLP, acquired Learning Curve Group

synopsis: Pan-European private equity firm Agilitas has acquired education and training specialist Learning Curve Group (LCG) from MML Capital. Learning Curve Group (LCG) is a training and education specialist in the UK. LCG offers a wide range of courses to help people improve their skills and employers maximise their workforce efficiency.
buyer: Agilitas Private Equity LLP
Agilitas focuses on making transformational investments in defensible businesses. The team was founded in 2011 by an experienced and successful team of former colleagues who had previously invested €1.5bn in 28 private equity transactions across Europe. "
target parent: MML Capital Partners LLC
target: Learning Curve Group
Learning Curve Group (LCG) is a training and education specialist in the UK. LCG works with further education providers, employers and learners to help them achieve success. LCG offers a wide range of courses to help people improve their skills and employers maximise their workforce efficiency.
price ($mm)
$179
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Herb Besaw, acquired Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc.

synopsis: SPOON Exhibit Services, Inc., a full-service global tradeshow and event planning company offering 3D-marketing solutions, event management, exhibit design, fabrication, manufacturing, and rental services, has been acquired by President and CEO, Herb Besaw.
buyer: Herb Besaw
Herb Besaw is the President and CEO of SPOON Exhibits & Events, a full-service tradeshow exhibit house and corporate marketing event and meeting management organization with offices in Macedon, NY, Atlanta, GA and Las Vegas, NV. "
target: Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc.
Spoon Exhibit Services, Inc. is a full-service global tradeshow and event planning company offering 3D-marketing solutions, event management, exhibit design, fabrication, manufacturing, and rental services from its headquarters in Macedon, NY.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2020 via PR Newswire

The Mom Project, Inc, acquired Werk Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: The Mom Project, the leader in helping Enterprises attract and retain female talent, announced its acquisition of Werk, a first-of-its-kind people analytics platform that puts flexibility insights and data into the hands of companies to help them work smarter.
buyer: The Mom Project, Inc
The Mom Project is the career destination for moms. Through their digital marketplace and community, they connect professionally accomplished women with world-class companies. "
target: Werk Enterprises, Inc.
Werk is a fast-growing enterprise SaaS platform based in New York City. They help companies improve their employee experience through flexibility. Werk uses behavioral science, predictive analytics, and on-platform solutions to drive productivity, retention, and engagement among employees.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Orgo Tech, will acquire HUBSO

synopsis: Orgo Tech, a Swedish software development company that optimizes websites for higher security and speed, will acquire an 83.5% stake in HUBSO, a one-stop hub for Swedish influencers who want to create their own brand. HUBSO provides influencers with production, marketing and e-commerce solutions to help them create and develop their brand.
buyer: Orgo Tech
Orgo Tech is a Swedish software development company that optimizes websites for higher security and speed. Orgo Tech provides web solutions and tools that enable users to speed up their websites by reducing the size of their images. "
target: HUBSO
HUBSO is a one-stop hub for Swedish influencers who want to create their own brand. HUBSO is changing the industry by launching authentic influencer brands. They provide influencers with production, marketing and e-commerce solutions to help them create and develop their brand.
price ($mm)
$8.02*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Essential Media Group, acquired Essential Media Group

synopsis: Essential Media Group’s CEO and president, Greg Quail and Jesse Fawcett, has acquired the company back from Kew Media Group, a Canadian content company. Essential Media Group is an award-winning film and television production company. Essential Media produces high quality entertainment for broadcast networks and streaming platforms worldwide.
buyer: Essential Media Group
Essential Media Group is a talent-friendly, award-winning film and television production company. Essential Media produces high quality entertainment for broadcast networks and streaming platforms worldwide. Their shows include Restored, Ghost Loop, Road to Riches, Rake, and more. "
target parent: Kew Media Group Inc.
target: Essential Media Group
Essential Media Group is a talent-friendly, award-winning film and television production company. Essential Media produces high quality entertainment for broadcast networks and streaming platforms worldwide. Their shows include Restored, Ghost Loop, Road to Riches, Rake, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

MPE Soluções, acquired Nublify

synopsis: MPE Soluções, a Brazilian company focused on delivering complete technology solutions for products and services, has acquired the Sao Paulo based Nublify, a company focused on services using Cloud technologies. Nublify develops software that ranges from reference architectures to software that accelerates cloud migration and monitoring.
buyer: MPE Soluções
MPE Soluções is a Brazilian company focused on delivering complete technology solutions for products and services. The company offers customized and tailor-made solutions for its customers through high-level service and cutting edge technology. "
target: Nublify
Nublify is a Brazilian company focused on services using Cloud technologies. From reference architectures to software that accelerates cloud migration and monitoring, Nublify develops integration solutions that allow customers to solve challenges quickly and more efficiently.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

KEA Group, acquired Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers

synopsis: The KEA Group, a holding company in France, has acquired Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers (IFOA), a French training institute for animal osteopathy. IFOA teaches various manual therapies related to equine and canine osteopathy. IFOA serves over 300 students through their 3 training centers in Europe.
buyer: KEA Group
The KEA Group is a holding company in France. KEA's holdings include Ecole Supérieure d'Ostéopathie (ESO), a private higher education institution focused on osteopathy; and Ecole Supérieure de Naturopathie (ESNAT), a higher education institution focused on Naturopathy. "
target: Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers
Institut de Formation d'Ostéopathes Animaliers (IFOA) is a French training institute for animal osteopathy. IFOA teaches various manual therapies related to equine and canine osteopathy. IFOA serves over 300 students through their 3 training centers in Europe.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Book&Learn merged with Edvisor,

synopsis: Vancouver-based Edvisor and Mexico City-based Book&Learn – both software providers that offer agencies course search, quoting and booking tools – have announced that they will be merging, bringing more than 7,500 agency users and 1,500 schools together.
buyer: Edvisor
Edvisor an online SaaS platform that connects schools that recruit international students directly with the agencies that sell their courses abroad. Schools list their offerings and entry requirements so that agents can access current program information and enroll their students directly. "
target: Book&Learn
Book&Learn is the leading quotation, booking and CRM for the international education industry with over 3,000 active agents and +1,000 schools.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

ViRvii, Inc., will acquire Rhizome Productions, Inc.

synopsis: ViRvii, Inc., a technology firm that aims to bring virtual reality to art, will acquire Rhizome Productions, Inc., a virtual reality consulting and production company. Rhizome has consulted on virtual reality projects for a global client base comprised of gaming companies and studios.
buyer: ViRvii, Inc.
ViRvii a technology firm that aims to bring virtual reality to art. ViRvii is creating a platform that enables users and content providers to customize and share their own virtual reality experiences in either a private or public setting. "
target: Rhizome Productions, Inc.
Rhizome Productions is a virtual reality consulting and production company. Rhizome has consulted on virtual reality projects for a global client base comprised of gaming companies and studios. Their team has experience across every silo of entertainment, including music, movies and video games.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

The Kantar Group, acquired Mavens of London

synopsis: Kantar has acquired digital marketing and analytics consultancy Mavens of London as it looks to expand its digital consultancy services. Since 2009, Mavens of London has helped marketers optimise their digital performance through an array of SEO, search and content strategies designed to make sense of broad trends.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: The Kantar Group
Kantar is home to some of the world's leading research, data and insights brands. They offer market research into the way people live, shop, vote, watch and tweet – in over a hundred countries worldwide. "
target: Mavens of London
Since 2009, Mavens of London has helped marketers optimise their digital performance through an array of SEO, search and content strategies designed to make sense of broad trends, patterns and needs buried deep within reams of data. Mavens employs around 100 staff in offices in London and New York.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gauselmann AG, acquired Bede Gaming

synopsis: The Gauselmann Group has acquired a significant majority stake in Bede Gaming, the leading online gaming platform headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne. Bede develops and markets online gaming platforms for operators of casino, sports betting and lottery offerings.
buyer: Gauselmann AG
Gauselmann is a German gaming and gambling company founded by Paul Gauselmann. Gauselmann AG, through its subsidiaries, manufactures, supplies, sells, and operates amusement machines, amusement with prize machines for customers in Germany and internationally. "
target: Bede Gaming
Bede Gaming is the leading online gaming platform headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne. Bede develops and markets online gaming platforms for operators of casino, sports betting and lottery offerings.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

KPIT, will acquire Vayavya Labs

synopsis: KPIT Technologies will acquire a majority stake in Vayavya Labs, an India-based company that offers a suite of tools that help semiconductor and embedded design firms to reduce the time and effort involved in product design, development and testing.
buyer: KPIT (BSE:532400:$283.59)
KPIT is a fast-growing product engineering and IT consulting partner to Automotive, Manufacturing and Energy & Utilities companies. KPIT currently partners with 200+ global corporations including Original Equipment Manufacturers, semiconductor companies and Tier 1 companies. "
target: Vayavya Labs
Vayavya Labs offers a suite of tools that help semiconductor and embedded design firms to reduce the time and effort involved in product design, development and testing. They are based in India.
price ($mm)
$5.64
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/12/2020 via PR Newswire

IXL Learning, acquired Vocabulary.com

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 8 million students, has acquired Vocabulary.com, the leading educational destination for improving literacy through vocabulary building. Vocabulary.com provides students with a dynamic and personalized environment to grow their vocabulary.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 60 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
target parent: Thinkmap
target: Vocabulary.com
Vocabulary.com is a platform for systematic vocabulary improvement that adapts to the needs of individual students. Used in over 40,000 schools, Vocabulary.com is proven by research to improve literacy skills and is particularly effective at teaching academic vocabulary words.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cicero-Group merged with AMO Strategic Advisors,

synopsis: French advertising agency Havas SA acquired a majority stake in Cicero Consulting Ltd., a U.K.-based public affairs and corporate communications consultancy. Cicero will be merged into Havas' global advisory network AMO and renamed Cicero/AMO.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: AMO Strategic Advisors
AMO is the leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies. They provide sophisticated communications counsel for reputation management, M&A and capital market transactions, media relations, investor relations and corporate crises. "
target: Cicero-Group
Cicero is a full-service communications and market research agency. They design and deliver award-winning corporate, brand, political and regulatory campaigns across all major business sectors from their offices in London, Brussels and Dublin.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hakuhodo, Inc., acquired AdGlobal360 India Private Limited

synopsis: Japan’s second largest advertising company -- Hakuhodo Inc -- has acquired AdGlobal360(AGL). Adglobal360 was ranked as the fastest growing MarTech Company in 2019 by Deloitte. AdGlobal360 is India's Premier Digital Advertising Company serving more than 400 clients, from different parts of the world.
buyer parent: Hakuhodo DY Holdings, Inc.
buyer: Hakuhodo, Inc.
Hakuhodo Inc is an integrated advertising and communication agency headquartered in Japan. It is the core agency of Hakuhodo DY Group, the world’s seventh largest agency company according to Advertising Age’s “Agency Report 2016”. "
target: AdGlobal360 India Private Limited
AdGlobal360 is India's Premier Digital Advertising Company serving more than 400 clients, from different parts of the world, in diverse business verticals like Financial Services, Real Estate, Retail, Education and others.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Authess

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired Authess, the Boston-based developer of an advanced performance-based competency assessment platform that evaluates how students solve complex, open-ended problems they would encounter on the job.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: Authess
Authess is a developer that uniquely leverages technology to measure an individual’s ability to solve complex, real-world problems. The Authess platform supports authoring, delivery, analysis, and reporting of authentic, performance-based assessment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Epic Games, acquired Cubic Motion

synopsis: Epic Games has acquired Cubic Motion, the studio whose facial animation tech has powered the likes of God of War and Marvel’s Spider-Man. Cubic Motion was founded in 2009 and has grown to become the leading provider of automated performance-driven facial animation to the global video games market.
buyer: Epic Games
Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic's Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web. "
target: Cubic Motion
Cubic Motion was founded in 2009 and has grown to become the leading provider of automated performance-driven facial animation to the global video games market. The company has a reputation for ultra-high quality, and an extensive list of triple-A clients.
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