Like American Safety Council

closed 6/23/2020 via BusinessWire

Ridgemont Equity Partners, acquired American Safety Council

synopsis: Ridgemont Equity Partners has acquired American Safety Council, a leading national provider of mandatory training, education, and certification solutions to regulated end markets. ASC distributes 100% of its life-saving content in digital format and focuses on workplace safety, driver safety and vocational certifications.
buyer: Ridgemont Equity Partners
Ridgemont Equity Partners is a Charlotte-based middle market buyout and growth equity investor. Since 1993, the principals of Ridgemont have invested approximately $4.4 billion. "
target parent: Falfurrias Capital
target: American Safety Council
American Safety Council is a leading national provider of mandatory training, education, and certification solutions to regulated end markets. ASC distributes 100% of its life-saving content in digital format and focuses on workplace safety, driver safety and vocational certifications.
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closed 5/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Falfurrias Capital, acquired American Safety Council

synopsis: Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity firm, announced it has acquired a controlling interest in American Safety Council (“ASC”) to support and enhance ASC’s growth under the leadership of CEO Jeff Pairan. The American Safety Council pioneers e-Learning solutions and provides alternative delivery method courses.
buyer: Falfurrias Capital
Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm founded in 2006. The firm is focused on acquiring or investing in a diverse portfolio of growth oriented middle market companies. "
target: American Safety Council
The American Safety Council pioneers e-Learning solutions and provides alternative delivery method courses. ASC offers online traffic and workplace safety training and regulatory-driven, professional continuing education programs.
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closed 6/5/2013 via PR Web

Compliance Safety Systems merged with WorkforceQA,

synopsis: Compliance Safety Systems (CSS) and WorkforceQA have merged. CSS is a leader in DOT compliance within the trucking industry due to its robust software system and customer service. CSS corporate offices have relocated its day to day operations to Salt Lake City, UT, the location for WorkforceQA.
buyer: WorkforceQA
WorkforceQA utilizes cutting edge Web-based technology to offer a full range of services to the Drug-Free Workplace Industry. WorkforceQA delivers everything a small company needs to become a Drug-Free Workplace. "
target: Compliance Safety Systems
Compliance Safety Systems is the technology leading Third Party Administrator of Employee or Contractor Drug and Alcohol Screening Services. The company focuses primarily on the transportation industry and other industry segments that are required to perform drug and alcohol testing.
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closed 7/19/2017 via PR Web

Delancey Street Capital Partners, LLC, Intuitis, acquired Driving Dynamics Inc.

synopsis: Driving Dynamics, in business for 30 years, has been acquired by managing owner Art Liggio, Driving Dynamics’ president and CEO, majority owner investment firm Intuitis LLC, and Delancey Street Capital Partners. Driving Dynamics Inc. is a provider of advanced performance driver safety training for fleet-based organizations throughout North America.
buyer: Intuitis
buyer: Delancey Street Capital Partners, LLC
Intuitis LLC, founded in 2000, is funded by a team of seasoned and successful long-term investors based in the U.S. and Europe. The firm focuses on acquiring control investments in small- to growing middle- market companies and seeks to invest in the long-term development of these businesses. "
target: Driving Dynamics Inc.
Driving Dynamics Inc. is a provider of advanced performance driver safety training for fleet-based organizations throughout North America.
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announced 8/29/2018 via Company Description

Polaris Private Equity, will acquire Falck Safety Services

synopsis: Polaris, a Danish private equity firm, will acquire 100% of the shares in Falck Safety Services Holding A/S and take over all Safety Services activities in Falck. Falck Safety Services is an international leader in rescue and safety training, providing safety services to the oil & gas, maritime, renewable energy and other high-risk industries.
buyer: Polaris Private Equity
Polaris is a Danish-owned private equity firm with activities across a range of industries and experience building growth companies, including providers of critical services to the renewable energy industry, among others. "
target parent: Falck
target: Falck Safety Services
Falck Safety Services is an international leader in rescue and safety training, providing safety services to the oil & gas, maritime, renewable energy and other high-risk industries. Falck Safety Services trains staff in safe conduct and survival skills aimed at preventing accidents and injuries.
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announced 3/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

ARGUS International, Inc., will acquire Unmanned Safety Institute, LLC

synopsis: ARGUS International, Inc. will acquire Unmanned Safety Institute, which has carved out a recognized and respected position in the safety training, certification and management of unmanned aerial vehicles. The acquisition couples nicely with ARGUS’ global presence in the aviation safety training, auditing, rating, and SMS business.
buyer: ARGUS International, Inc.
Headquartered in Cincinnati, ARGUS provides world-class aviation software and business management solutions, including AVMOSYS business management software, TRAQPak, CHEQ, and ARMOR SMS. "
target: Unmanned Safety Institute, LLC
Founded in 2014, the Unmanned Safety Institute is a professional flight safety organization for operators, enterprises, and organizations focused on integrating and operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) safely for civil or commercial purposes.
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announced 5/13/2019 via Company Press Release

Oakley Capital Investments Limited, will acquire Seagull AS

synopsis: Herkules Capital has entered into an agreement to sell Seagull Maritime AS to a fund managed by Oakley Capital. Seagull is the leading provider of competence & training management solutions for the maritime industry. The company was established in 1996 and is based in Horten, Norway.
buyer parent: Oakley Capital Limited
buyer: Oakley Capital Investments Limited (AIM:OCL:$108.70)
Oakley Capital Investments Limited ("OCI"), an AIM listed company, seeks to provide investors with long term capital appreciation, through its investment in the Funds of Oakley Capital Private Equity and through co-investment opportunities. "
target parent: Herkules Capital
target: Seagull AS
Norway-based Seagull Maritime AS is the leading provider of competence management solutions and e-learning material for seafarers worldwide and offers a comprehensive library of training and onboard courses for regulatory compliance and improved seafarer knowledge.
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closed 7/29/2020 via Company Press Release

EV Private Equity, acquired Trainor

synopsis: Norwegian firm EV Private Equity has acquired Norway-based Trainor, a provider of electrical safety training, digital solutions, and consultancy services to the global energy, renewables, power and grid, and maritime industries. The investment will see EV Private Equity become the majority shareholder, alongside Trainor management and employees.
buyer: EV Private Equity
Norway-based EV Private Equity is an independent growth equity firm dedicated to creating value and driving superior returns for our investors. The firm invests in new technologies that lower costs, increase productivity, and reduce risk and carbon footprint for the energy industry. "
target: Trainor
Trainor is a Norwegian provider of electrical safety training, digital solutions, and consultancy services to the global energy, renewables, power and grid, and maritime industries. Trainor has developed a suite of e-learning, blended learning, classroom training courses, and tailor-made courses.
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closed 10/12/2015 via PR Newswire

The Boeing Company, acquired Peters Software GmbH

synopsis: Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company, announced it has acquired Peters Software GmbH, a company that specializes in curriculum and materials for commercial and private pilots operating in rapidly growing markets aligned with EASA.
buyer: The Boeing Company (BA:$92,155.00)
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. "
target: Peters Software GmbH
Located in Cologne, Germany, Peters Software specializes in curriculum and materials for commercial and private pilots operating in rapidly growing markets aligned with EASA.
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closed 6/23/2020 via BusinessWire

Ridgemont Equity Partners, acquired American Safety Council

synopsis: Ridgemont Equity Partners has acquired American Safety Council, a leading national provider of mandatory training, education, and certification solutions to regulated end markets. ASC distributes 100% of its life-saving content in digital format and focuses on workplace safety, driver safety and vocational certifications.
buyer: Ridgemont Equity Partners
Ridgemont Equity Partners is a Charlotte-based middle market buyout and growth equity investor. Since 1993, the principals of Ridgemont have invested approximately $4.4 billion. "
target parent: Falfurrias Capital
target: American Safety Council
American Safety Council is a leading national provider of mandatory training, education, and certification solutions to regulated end markets. ASC distributes 100% of its life-saving content in digital format and focuses on workplace safety, driver safety and vocational certifications.
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closed 1/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

American Safety Council, acquired Online Traffic School

synopsis: Private equity-backed American Safety Council has acquired the Online Traffic School. The Online Traffic School, headquartered in Camarillo, California, provides 45 driver safety and driver improvement courses in 28 states.
buyer parent: Falfurrias Capital
buyer: American Safety Council
The American Safety Council pioneers e-Learning solutions and provides alternative delivery method courses. ASC offers online traffic and workplace safety training and regulatory-driven, professional continuing education programs. "
target: Online Traffic School
The Online Traffic School, headquartered in Camarillo, California, provides 45 driver safety and driver improvement courses in 28 states. They have graduated over four million students and have an unrivaled track record of customer satisfaction.
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closed 5/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Falfurrias Capital, acquired American Safety Council

synopsis: Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte-based private equity firm, announced it has acquired a controlling interest in American Safety Council (“ASC”) to support and enhance ASC’s growth under the leadership of CEO Jeff Pairan. The American Safety Council pioneers e-Learning solutions and provides alternative delivery method courses.
buyer: Falfurrias Capital
Falfurrias Capital Partners is a Charlotte-based private equity investment firm founded in 2006. The firm is focused on acquiring or investing in a diverse portfolio of growth oriented middle market companies. "
target: American Safety Council
The American Safety Council pioneers e-Learning solutions and provides alternative delivery method courses. ASC offers online traffic and workplace safety training and regulatory-driven, professional continuing education programs.
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closed 6/23/2020 via BusinessWire

Ridgemont Equity Partners, acquired American Safety Council

synopsis: Ridgemont Equity Partners has acquired American Safety Council, a leading national provider of mandatory training, education, and certification solutions to regulated end markets. ASC distributes 100% of its life-saving content in digital format and focuses on workplace safety, driver safety and vocational certifications.
buyer: Ridgemont Equity Partners
Ridgemont Equity Partners is a Charlotte-based middle market buyout and growth equity investor. Since 1993, the principals of Ridgemont have invested approximately $4.4 billion. "
target parent: Falfurrias Capital
target: American Safety Council
American Safety Council is a leading national provider of mandatory training, education, and certification solutions to regulated end markets. ASC distributes 100% of its life-saving content in digital format and focuses on workplace safety, driver safety and vocational certifications.
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announced 11/16/2016 via PR Newswire

ContextMedia, Inc., will acquire AccentHealth, Inc.

synopsis: ContextMedia, the leading healthcare decision platform, announced that it will acquire AccentHealth, which provides best-in-class patient education at the point of care, in an all-cash purchase. Through this acquisition, ContextMedia becomes the largest healthcare decision platform at the point of care in the United States.
buyer: ContextMedia, Inc.
ContextMedia develops healthcare technologies to deliver better health outcomes and impact the human condition positively. "
target parent: Ridgemont Equity Partners
target: AccentHealth, Inc.
AccentHealth is the most trusted patient education media company at the point-of-care, located in over 30,000 physician offices, utilized by 90,000 healthcare practioners nationwide. AccentHealth's mission is to inspire patients to live healthier lives and drive positive healthcare outcomes.
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closed 6/14/2016 via PR Newswire

AccentHealth, Inc., acquired PageScience

synopsis: AccentHealth, the leading patient education media company at the point of care, announced that it has purchased PageScience (formerly Precision Health Media), a pioneer in programmatic advertising targeting for pharmaceutical marketers. PageScience delivers vast reach and precise page-level targeting to brands.
buyer parent: Ridgemont Equity Partners
buyer: AccentHealth, Inc.
AccentHealth is the most trusted patient education media company at the point-of-care, located in over 30,000 physician offices, utilized by 90,000 healthcare practioners nationwide. AccentHealth's mission is to inspire patients to live healthier lives and drive positive healthcare outcomes. "
target: PageScience
PageScience, formerly Precision Health Media, delivers vast reach and precise page-level targeting to brands. It is a pioneer in programmatic advertising targeting for pharmaceutical marketers. PageScience identifies specific pages on premium sites hat best match a brand’s goals.
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closed 9/8/2008 via BusinessWeek

Banc of America Capital Investors, M/C Venture Partners, acquired AccentHealth, Inc.

synopsis: Private equity firms M/C Venture Partners and Banc of America Capital Investors announced that they have partnered to jointly acquire AccentHealth, the leading digital out-of-home media company providing patient health education in physician offices nationwide, from Ascent Media Corp., a subsidiary of Discovery Holding Company.
buyer: M/C Venture Partners
buyer: Banc of America Capital Investors
M/C Venture Partners is a private equity firm that has been investing in the media and communications industry for over two decades. Since 1982, its partners have invested over $1.8 billion in equity in over 80 businesses. "
target parent: Liberty Media Corporation
target: AccentHealth, Inc.
AccentHealth is America's #1 Integrated Health Media Company, educating patients with award winning health TV programming in 12,000 physician waiting rooms nationwide. AccentHealth’s trusted TV programming, reaches over 140 million Nielsen-audited viewers each year.
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$119
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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 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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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

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

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

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

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

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

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

synopsis: Capiton has entered into an agreement on the acquisition of a majority stake in Gemaco Group with the current majority shareholder Saffelberg Investments. Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry.
buyer: Capiton AG
Capiton is an owner-managed financial investor that invests in large SMEs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by means of MBOs and expansion financing. capiton's roots go back to the late 1970s. "
target parent: Saffelberg Investments
target: Gemaco N.V.
Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) customers. The Group has 13 locations worldwide.
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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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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.
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announced 5/21/2009 via BusinessWire

PFGBEST, will acquire Alaron Futures & Options

synopsis: PFGBEST announced that it is purchasing the customer assets of Alaron. It will be formed into a new division called ATD, a division of PFGBEST. Both companies have been leaders in the futures industry for 20 years, through the evolution of online trading that helped level the playing field for retail futures market participants.
buyer: PFGBEST
PFGBEST is the second-largest non-clearing U.S. Futures Commission Merchant, with customers, affiliates and brokerage offices in more than 80 countries. It offers a range of trading and investor products and services for retail investors as well as for commercial and institutional clients. "
target: Alaron Futures & Options
Alaron, founded in 1989 in Chicago, provides electronic and pit-based futures trading and asset management services to institutions and retail clients on five continents. Alaron built upon its core business by integrating global trading systems and analysis techniques used by professional traders.
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closed 1/15/2008 via PR Newswire

Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC, acquired Integrity Trading Inc.

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

SoFi, acquired 8 Securities Limited

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

Guardian Capital Group, will acquire ModernAdvisor

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

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

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