Like EF Kids & Teens

announced 7/29/2020 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Global investment firm Permira and EF Education First announced that a company backed by the Permira Funds has agreed to invest in a majority stake in the EF Kids & Teens business headquartered in Switzerland with schools in China and Indonesia. EF Kids & Teens is a market leader in premium English language education.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Permira advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$48bn (€44bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments and strategic minority investments. "
seller: EF Education First AG
The acquisition includes the EF Kids & Teens business from EF. EF Kids & Teens is a leader in premium English language education. EF Education First is an international education company that specializes in language training, educational travel, academic degree programs, and cultural exchange.
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closed 2/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Talisis, acquired Harmon Hall Holding, S. de R.L. de C.V.

synopsis: The Mexican learning and development platform company Talisis, has acquired Harmon Hall, the leading English Language company in Mexico. They use their own methodology to deliver English language education to all kinds of students.
buyer: Talisis
Headquartered in Mexico, Talisis is a platform for learning and developing skills. It optimizes the operation and academic focus of educational institutions and responds to the generational needs of knowledge and skills of the future. "
target: Harmon Hall Holding, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Harmon Hall is the leading English Language company in Mexico. They have developed their own methodology which is constantly evolving in order to always be at the forefront of language education. Their program strengthens speaking, reading and skills.
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$28
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closed 9/18/2013 via Market Wire

Loyalist Group Limited, acquired KGIC Education Group

synopsis: Loyalist Group Limited is pleased to announce that, on September 17, 2013, it has completed the acquisition of KGIC Language College Corp. ("KGIC"), an accredited and licensed English-as-a-second-language school, and KGIC Business College Corp.
buyer: Loyalist Group Limited (TSX-V:LOY:$47.90)
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs. "
target parent: CIBT Education Group Inc.
target: KGIC Education Group
KGIC Education Group, Inc., a language school, provides English language learning programs in Canada. The company offers language enhancement programs, summer programs, and workshops.
price ($mm)
$9.01
rev ($mm)
$24
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0.5x
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closed 3/15/2010 via PR Newswire

CIBT Education Group Inc., acquired KGIC Education Group

synopsis: CIBT Education Group Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition KGIC Education Group of Vancouver, British Columbia. KGIC Education Group is one of the largest private English language training schools and business colleges in Canada with 7 campuses.
buyer parent: Capital Alliance Group Inc.
buyer: CIBT Education Group Inc. (MBA:$57.97)
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management and investment company with a special focus on the global education market. Its subsidiaries include CIBT School of Business, Tourism Training Institute (Beijing), and Sprott-Shaw Degree College Corp. "
target: KGIC Education Group
With five campuses and 1500 full-time students, KGIC is one of the largest ESL & Business institutions in Canada. KGIC offers outstanding courses in English, Career development and Business; Teacher training diplomas; and Youth summer Programs.
price ($mm)
$4.68
rev ($mm)
$14
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0.6x
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closed 7/6/2009 via PR Newswire

Noah Education, acquired Little New Star Education Group

synopsis: Noah Education Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of interactive education content in China, announced the completion of its acquisition of 100% interest in Little New Star Education Group, a Changsha-based private education service provider that specializes in providing English language training for kids.
buyer: Noah Education (NED:$37.23)
Noah Education Holdings, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, marketing, and distribution of interactive education content in the People’s Republic of China. It offers interactive, multimedia learning materials primarily to complement prescribed textbooks used in China. "
target: Little New Star Education Group
Little New Star, founded in 1992, is a leading provider of kids' English language training in China, based in Changsha, Hunan province.
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announced 1/14/2020 via GlobeNewswire

UMeWorld Limited, will acquire Proud Kids

synopsis: Hong Kong education technology company UMeWorld Limited will acquire Proud Kids in an all-stock transaction. Based in Beijing, Proud Kids is a 1-on-4 online English language training startup catering to children aged 4-12 years old. Launched in March 2018, Proud Kids has delivered over 150,000 paid lessons using its 1-on-4 teaching model.
buyer: UMeWorld Limited (OTCPK:UMEW:$0.01)
UMeWorld is an educational technology company and a visionary player in the online educational landscape in China. UMFun, its K-12 flagship product, is a cloud-based assessment and learning analytics platform that can intelligently analyze and adapt to a student's performance and needs. "
target: Proud Kids
Proud Kids is a leading online English education platform in China. The company connects native English-speaking tutors from the UK, North America, and South Africa and young learners between 4-12 years old, as well as partnering local English teachers with native English-speaking tutors.
price ($mm)
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$1
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0.0x
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Learning Group, acquired Ardmore Language Schools Limited

synopsis: Major schools business Cognita, via its Active Learning Group division, has acquired Ardmore Language Schools, a veteran junior summer program business which has operations in both the UK and US. For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language.
buyer parent: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
buyer: Active Learning Group
Active Learning Group is a portfolio of exciting brands, each of which specialise in experiential learning for children, spanning outdoor education for schools, and summer camps and daycare for children during the school holidays. "
target: Ardmore Language Schools Limited
For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language. They pride themselves on delivering summer school programmes to the highest standards with a constant focus on student experience, safety and fun.​
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announced 12/1/2017 via BusinessWire

Scientific Learning Corporation, will acquire BrainMaps

synopsis: Scientific Learning Corp., a leading SaaS service provider that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies, announced that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Brain Maps Technology Co. Ltd. to acquire Shanghai-based BrainMaps, a blended learning company with over 70 franchised English language learning centers across China.
buyer: Scientific Learning Corporation (OTCPK:SCIL:$17.73)
Scientific Learning Corp. is a leading SaaS service provider that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies that have been research-validated by over 250 studies, including those from Stanford, MIT, and Harvard Universities. "
target: BrainMaps
BrainMaps is a blended learning company with over 70 franchised English language learning centers across China. BrainMaps helps students ages 5-12 achieve fluency in English in as little as three years.
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closed 5/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Advantage Partners, acquired YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd.

synopsis: On May 31, 2017, funds served by Advantage Partners acquired YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd., an educational services provider. Yaruki Switch Group operates several private school formats under the guiding principle of helping children find the motivation within themselves to pursue their own path.
buyer: Advantage Partners
Advantage Partners continues to be businesses’ optimal partner in Japan’s private equity market. They became the first in Japan to offer services for buyout funds in 1997. Advantage Partners maintains position as the gold standard in Japan for both investing in private companies as well as exits. "
target: YARUKI Switch Group Holdings, Co., Ltd.
Yaruki Switch Group operates private school formats under the guiding principle of helping children find the motivation to pursue their own path. The group’s formats include tutoring schools, childcare centers that teach English, elementary school entrance exams prep, sports classrooms, and more.
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$144
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0.0x
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closed 10/23/2012 via BusinessWire

Pivotal Group, Inc., acquired Pan Am Education

synopsis: A Pivotal Group affiliate has acquired the assets of Pan Am Education, expediting the international expansion of the company. Pan Am founding management will maintain a stake in the company and continue day-to-day operations. Pan Am Education provides online blended learning solutions for students and education companies around the globe.
buyer: Pivotal Group, Inc.
Pivotal Group is a diversified investment company focused on private equity and real estate, particularly drawn by the unrealized potential of well-managed, middle-market companies with unique assets. "
target: Pan Am Education
Pan Am Education provides online blended learning solutions for students and education companies around the globe. Pan Am distributes its education services in 10 countries, including China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey and the U.S. Its distribution network reaches over 5 million students.
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announced 9/6/2013 via Reuters

CookPad Inc., will acquire Coach United, Inc.

synopsis: CookPad, Inc. announced that it will acquire Coach United Inc., which owns and operates music schools, language schools, and cram schools. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
buyer: CookPad Inc. (TSE:2193:$73.92)
CookPad is Japan’s top recipe site allowing visitors to upload and search through original, user-created recipes. Currently being used by almost 80-90% of all Japanese women in their 20-30s, CookPad has become an essential tool in enabling families to enjoy cooking across Japan. "
target: Coach United, Inc.
Coach United, Inc. owns and operates music schools, language schools, and cram schools. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
price ($mm)
$10
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$1
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8.4x
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announced 1/9/2013 via BusinessWire

CIBT Education Group Inc., will acquire Linkman International Language Institute

synopsis: CIBT Education Group Inc. has agreed to buy Linkman International Language Institute. Linkman is a language training institution in China that specializes in English language training for students in elementary and middle school, but also train students in high school as well as adults.
buyer: CIBT Education Group Inc. (MBA:$57.97)
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the global education market. CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language colleges and offers cooperative joint programmes in 18 countries. "
target: Linkman International Language Institute
Linkman International Language Institute is a language training institution. Linkman provides high quality English training programs to over 200 students in a wide range of age groups, but specializes in Children’s English programs.
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Pu-Xin Education, acquired Global Education & Technology Group Limited

synopsis: Pearson is announcing that it has completed the sale of Global Education (GEDU) to Puxin Education. GEDU is a leading provider of English language training and test preparation for Chinese students wishing to study abroad.
buyer: Pu-Xin Education
Puxin Education is a private education company providing tutorial program for K-12 education, overseas test prep and college admission counselling services in China. It offers comprehensive programs for kindergarten to Grade 12 on many subjects including English, Chinese and all Science subjects. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Global Education & Technology Group Limited (GEDU:$52.36)
Global Education (GEDU) is a leading education company focused on English language training and test preparation for students wishing to study abroad, providing a range of world-class products and services including pre-test trainings on IELTS and TOEFL, as well as some international curriculums.
price ($mm)
$80
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$100
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0.1x
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closed 12/21/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Pearson plc, acquired Global Education & Technology Group Limited

synopsis: Global Education & Technology Group, a provider of educational courses and test preparation services in the People's Republic of China for students who are working towards internationally-recognized English language assessments, has merged with international education and media company Pearson plc.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: Global Education & Technology Group Limited (GEDU:$52.36)
Global Education & Technology Group Ltd. is a leading provider of educational courses and test preparation services in the People's Republic of China for students who are working towards internationally-recognized English language assessments.
price ($mm)[EV]
$286 [$149]
rev ($mm)
$65
EBITDA ($mm)
$8
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
18.4x
closed 12/12/2012 via BNC Analysis

Novation Holdings, acquired Immersion House

synopsis: Novation Holdings announced that it has acquired Casita de los Niños, LLC, a company doing business as Immersion House. Immersion House is devoted to helping children and their families learn new languages and gain cultural experiences in those targeted languages.
buyer: Novation Holdings
Novation Holdings is a company lead by Michael Gelmon, based in FL. "
target parent: Healthcare of Today
target: Immersion House
Immersion House is a before and after school language enrichment program for students in kindergarten through third grade. Casita de los Niños is the flagship company for Immersion House.
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$0.10
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closed 7/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Noah Education merged with Rainbow Education Holding Limited,

synopsis: Noah Education Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of education services in China, has merged with Rainbow Education Holding Limited. Noah owns and operates 48 high-end kindergartens, five primary and secondary schools and operates 10 supplemental education centers, which focuses on English language training for children aged 3-12.
buyer: Rainbow Education Holding Limited
Rainbow Education Holding Limited is a holding company based in China. "
target: Noah Education (NED:$37.23)
Noah Education Holdings Ltd. is a leading provider of education services in China. The Company operates in three different segments, with a focus on English language training, high-end kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, and supplemental education.
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

LCI Education, acquired Canadian as a Second Language Institute

synopsis: LCI Education, a network of postsecondary campuses around the world, has acquired the Canadian as a Second Language Institute. CSLI specializes in Conversational English classes and provides an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
buyer: LCI Education
Present on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 post-secondary campuses in 12 countries, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. "
target: Canadian as a Second Language Institute
Canadian as a Second Language Institute specializes in Conversational English classes. They provide an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

iCollege Ltd., acquired Australian Capital College

synopsis: iCollege has bought Australian Capital College, a CRICOS accredited education institution based in ACT, Australia. Australian Capital College is a private college set up to facilitate international students' desire to study in Australia, with courses in English, Business Administration, and Leadership and Management.
buyer: iCollege Ltd. (ASX:ICT:$1.58)
iCollege Limited is a vocational education and training organisation that provides both accredited and non-accredited training solutions to existing workers, job seekers and school leavers throughout Australia and abroad. "
target: Australian Capital College
Australian Capital College is a private college set up to facilitate international students' desire to study in Australia. They offer courses in English, Business Administration, and Leadership and Management.
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$0.18
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closed 8/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

iBosses Corporation Limited, acquired Straits Institute Pte Ltd.

synopsis: iBosses Corporation Limited is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 70% strategic interest in the share capital of Straits Institute Pte Ltd. Straits Institute's principal acivity is commercial schools offering higher education.
buyer: iBosses Corporation Limited (ASX:IB8:$0.85)
The iBosses Group is dedicated to inspiring and leading potential entrepreneurs in their pursuit of success through their individually-tailored training programmes. "
target: Straits Institute Pte Ltd.
Straits Institute Pte Ltd has been operating for more than 12 years. The principal activity is commercial schools offering higher education. Straits Institute started as Telelingua Eduational Centre Pte Ltd and developed into one of the biggest language training centre in Singapore.
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announced 1/30/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Loyalist Group Limited, will acquire Study English In Canada, Inc.

synopsis: Loyalist Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Study English in Canada ("SEC"), a licensed English-as-a-second-language (ESL) school operator with campuses in Toronto and Vancouver.
buyer: Loyalist Group Limited (TSX-V:LOY:$47.90)
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs. "
target: Study English In Canada, Inc.
Study English in Canada is a prestigious English Preparation School. SEC offers highly tailored, results-driven programs at both its Toronto and Vancouver campuses. Its curriculum structure allows students to design personal, specialized schedules in order to reach their goals.
price ($mm)
$4.38
rev ($mm)
$9
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0.6x
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announced 7/29/2020 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Global investment firm Permira and EF Education First announced that a company backed by the Permira Funds has agreed to invest in a majority stake in the EF Kids & Teens business headquartered in Switzerland with schools in China and Indonesia. EF Kids & Teens is a market leader in premium English language education.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Permira advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$48bn (€44bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments and strategic minority investments. "
seller: EF Education First AG
The acquisition includes the EF Kids & Teens business from EF. EF Kids & Teens is a leader in premium English language education. EF Education First is an international education company that specializes in language training, educational travel, academic degree programs, and cultural exchange.
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announced 8/5/2020 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire Ancestry.com

synopsis: Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have reached a definitive agreement to acquire Ancestry® from Silver Lake, GIC, Spectrum Equity, Permira, and other equityholder. Ancestry is the global leader in family history and consumer genomics.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$1,913.85)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Permira
target: Ancestry.com
Ancestry is the global leader in family history and consumer genomics. With their unparalleled collection of 24 billion records and over 18 million people in their growing AncestryDNA network, customers can discover their family story and gain actionable insights about their health and wellness.
price ($mm)
$4,700
rev ($mm)
$1,000
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/29/2020 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Global investment firm Permira and EF Education First announced that a company backed by the Permira Funds has agreed to invest in a majority stake in the EF Kids & Teens business headquartered in Switzerland with schools in China and Indonesia. EF Kids & Teens is a market leader in premium English language education.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Permira advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$48bn (€44bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments and strategic minority investments. "
seller: EF Education First AG
The acquisition includes the EF Kids & Teens business from EF. EF Kids & Teens is a leader in premium English language education. EF Education First is an international education company that specializes in language training, educational travel, academic degree programs, and cultural exchange.
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closed 7/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Informatica Corp., acquired Compact Solutions LLC

synopsis: Informatica®, the enterprise cloud data management leader, has acquired Compact Solutions to bring expanded metadata management to the Informatica Intelligent Data Platform™, powered by the CLAIRE™ AI engine. Compact Solutions provides data governance in complex enterprises, enabling organizations to meet regulatory compliance requirements.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Informatica Corp. (INFA:$1,047.95)
Informatica is the only proven Enterprise Cloud Data Management leader that accelerates data-driven digital transformation. Informatica enables companies to fuel innovation, become more agile, and realize new growth opportunities, resulting in intelligent market disruptions. "
target: Compact Solutions LLC
Compact Solutions was founded in 2003 with engineering operations in Krakow, Poland. The company has focused on automated solutions for data governance in complex enterprises, enabling organizations worldwide to meet regulatory compliance requirements.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Genesys, acquired nGUVU

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

Cielo Talent, acquired AsiaNet China

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

Permira, acquired Lytx, Inc.

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

HgCapital, acquired Personal & Informatik AG

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

Permira, acquired Centro de Estudios Garrigues

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

Informatica Corp., acquired AllSight, Inc.

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

Permira, will acquire Cielo Talent

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

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

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc., the world's largest global network of higher education institutions, has agreed to sell higher education institutions in Spain and Portugal to Permira. Laureate's institutions in Spain and Portugal include Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM), Instituto Português de Administração de Marketing (IPAM), and more.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately US$38.5bn (€33bn) and makes long-term investments, including majority control investments as well as strategic minority investments. "
seller parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
seller: Laureate International Universities (LAUR:$3,177.81)
Laureate's higher institutions in Spain and Portugal include Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM), Universidad Europea de Valencia (UEV), Universidad Europea de Canarias (UEC), Universidade Europeia in Spain, and Instituto Português de Administração de Marketing (IPAM) in Portugal.
price ($mm)
$875
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$246
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3.6x
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closed 6/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Quest Software, Inc., acquired Metalogix Software Corp.

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

Adobe Systems Incorporated, acquired Magento Inc.

synopsis: Adobe, world's leader in designing and delivering digital experiences, announced the completion of its acquisition of Magento Commerce, a market-leading commerce platform. Magento Commerce Cloud brings digital commerce and order orchestration for both physical and digital goods across a range of industries.
buyer: Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE:$11,171.30)
Adobe is the global leader in digital marketing and digital media solutions. Adobe’s tools and services allow their customers to create groundbreaking digital content, deploy it across media and devices, measure and optimize it over time, and achieve greater business success. "
target parent: Permira
target: Magento Inc.
Magento Commerce is a global leader in cloud commerce innovation. Magento Commerce boasts a strong portfolio of cloud-based omnichannel solutions, integrating digital and physical shopping experiences and powering $155 billion in gross merchandise.
price ($mm)
$1,680
rev ($mm)
$150
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
11.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

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

synopsis: Permira, the global private equity firm, and Cisco announced that a company backed by the Permira Funds will acquire Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business. Cisco's SPVSS helps service providers, broadcasters, and media companies deliver new consumer experiences through innovations in cloud and virtualization.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm that finds and backs successful businesses with ambition. Founded in 1985, the firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately €32 billion. "
seller: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$50,575.00)
The acquisition includes Cisco’s Service Provider Video Software Solutions (SPVSS) business. Cisco's SPVSS helps service providers, broadcasters, and media companies deliver new consumer experiences through innovations in cloud and virtualization.
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closed 2/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Genesys, acquired Altocloud

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

Genesys, acquired Silver Lining Solutions Ltd.

synopsis: Genesys, global leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact center solutions, has acquired Silver Lining Solutions Ltd., a provider of industry-leading employee performance optimization software. Silver Lining Solutions develops employee performance optimization software that helps improve employee engagement and performance.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Genesys
Genesys is a leading provider of multi-channel customer experience and contact center solutions. With over 4,500 customers in 80 countries, Genesys orchestrates more than 100 million customer interactions every day. Genesys is one of the ten largest private software companies in the world. "
target: Silver Lining Solutions Ltd.
Silver Lining Solutions Ltd. is a provider of industry-leading employee performance optimization software and Genesys OEM partner. The company develops employee performance optimization software that helps improve employee engagement and performance.
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announced 10/14/2016 via Financial Times

Cinven, Mid Europa Partners LLP, Permira, will acquire Allegro Group Sp. Ltd.

synopsis: Funds advised by Cinven Limited, Permira Advisers Ltd. and Mid Europa Partners LLP agreed to acquire Allegro Group, an online auction website based in Poznań, from Naspers Limited, the South African media group.
buyer: Cinven
buyer: Permira
buyer: Mid Europa Partners LLP
Cinven Limited is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. Permira Advisors Ltd is a global investment firm. Mid Europa Partners is an independent private equity investment firm focused on Central and Eastern Europe. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Allegro Group Sp. Ltd.
Allegro is an online auction website based in Poznań and was formed in 1999. Immensely popular in Poland, Allegro is ranked 194th among the world's most used online websites by Alexa Internet compared to eBay UK at 92nd and eBay Germany at 77th as of Dec 2014.
price ($mm)
$3,253
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announced 9/19/2016 via PE Hub

Permira, will acquire Personal & Informatik AG

synopsis: Permira has agreed to buy Germany-based P&I Personal & Informatik AG, an HR software solutions provider. The seller is HgCapital, which will retain a minority stake in P&I. P&I is a leading supplier of integrated HR software solutions for payroll, human capital management as well as HR cloud and outsourcing services.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a global investment firm that backs successful businesses with ambition. The firm advises funds with a total committed capital of approximately $28 billion. The Permira funds make investments in companies with the objective of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth."
target parent: HgCapital
target: Personal & Informatik AG (PUI:$87.90)
Personal & Informatik AG provides integrated software solutions for payroll, time management, and human resources (HR) management in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and internationally.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$135
EBITDA ($mm)
$54
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 12/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Genesys, acquired Interactive Intelligence Group, Inc.

synopsis: Genesys, a leader in omnichannel customer experience and contact centre solutions, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Interactive Intelligence, a leader of cloud and on-premise solutions for customer engagement, communications and collaboration.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Genesys
Genesys is a leading provider of multi-channel customer experience and contact center solutions. With over 4,500 customers in 80 countries, Genesys orchestrates more than 100 million customer interactions every day. Genesys is one of the ten largest private software companies in the world. "
target: Interactive Intelligence Group, Inc. (ININ:$426.17)
Interactive Intelligence provides software and cloud services for customer engagement, unified communications and collaboration to help businesses worldwide improve service, grow their business faster and reduce costs.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,413 [$1,368]
rev ($mm)
$413
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Magento Inc., acquired RJMetrics

synopsis: Magento Commerce, the worldwide leader in cloud digital commerce innovation, announced that it has acquired RJMetrics, a cloud-based analytics platform tuned for digital commerce business intelligence.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Magento Inc.
Magento is the worldwide leader in cloud digital commerce for retailers, brands and branded manufacturers across retail B2C and B2B industries. They boast a strong portfolio of cloud-based omnichannel solutions empowering merchants to successfully integrate digital and physical shopping experiences."
target: RJMetrics
RJMetrics is the analytics platform of choice for many of the fastest-growing online businesses in the world. The company's cloud-based analytics platform combines rich data from ecommerce platforms, advertising networks, event tracking tools, and more.
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closed 1/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG, acquired WEBfactory GmbH

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

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired iMDsoft

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

MetrixLab, acquired MarketTools Inc.

synopsis: MetrixLab, a global provider of online consumer research services, announced that it has acquired MarketTools Research Solutions Inc., a leader in services and software for market research, from TPG Growth. MarketTools is known for pioneering some of the first research technologies on the Internet.
buyer: MetrixLab
MetrixLab is a fast-growing global provider of online consumer research services. Its solutions are employed by over half of the Top 100 Global Brands such as Microsoft, Philips, Google and Heineken. The company is headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: MarketTools Inc.
MarketTools is the leading provider of services and software for market research. Through the use of advanced respondent engagement techniques and comprehensive analytic tools, MarketTools helps clients innovate, optimize and execute programs that deliver high-value business impact.
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announced 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

synopsis: Capiton has entered into an agreement on the acquisition of a majority stake in Gemaco Group with the current majority shareholder Saffelberg Investments. Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry.
buyer: Capiton AG
Capiton is an owner-managed financial investor that invests in large SMEs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by means of MBOs and expansion financing. capiton's roots go back to the late 1970s. "
target parent: Saffelberg Investments
target: Gemaco N.V.
Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) customers. The Group has 13 locations worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$96
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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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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.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
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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closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

synopsis: Evercore announced that it has acquired the operating businesses of ISI International Strategy & Investment (“ISI”). ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
buyer: Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR:$1,004.73)
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions. "
target: ISI Group, Inc.
ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI strives to be the Street’s best investment research resource for their clients' money management performance. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
price ($mm)
$132
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/1/2010 via BNC Analysis

FXCM Inc., acquired ODL Securities

synopsis: ODL Group Limited (“ODL”), a leading, independent forex, derivatives, equities and commodities broker, has been acquired by US-based FXCM Holdings LLC (“FXCM”), a leading global forex broker that caters to both retail and institutional markets.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
target: ODL Securities
ODL Securities Limited (ODLS) commenced trading early in 1995. Initially it specialised in derivatives and equities but recently has seen significant growth in foreign exchange, equity CFDs, Corporate and Government bond trading and other over-the-counter (OTC) products.
price ($mm)
$55
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EBIT ($mm)
$5.53
Net Income ($mm)
$4.13
Employees
47
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Ticker: EDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Oriental
New Oriental
New Oriental is the largest comprehensive educational company in China. The business of New Oriental includes pre-school education, general courses for students of various age levels, online education, overseas study consulting, and textbook publishing.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$771.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$143.16
EBIT ($mm)
$116.80
Net Income ($mm)
$132.69
Employees
18763
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Ticker: MBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the global education market. CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language colleges and offers cooperative joint programmes in 18 countries.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$57.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.61
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
564
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Ticker: TSE:6096
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RareJob Inc.
With the largest number of students, RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. They have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped more than 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for their tutors.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$30.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.73
EBIT ($mm)
$1.24
Net Income ($mm)
$0.44
Employees
523
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Ticker: RTOBF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ratos AB
Ratos AB
Ratos is a private equity company that invests in Nordic companies where their core expertise as a professional, active and responsible owner over time creates good value growth. Added value is created in connection with acquisition, development and divestment of these primarily unlisted companies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,530.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.89
EBIT ($mm)
$80.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SIVB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank helps innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. They provide a full range of financial services to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,387.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$824.79
Employees
2836
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Ticker: BX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,913.85
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$501.89
Employees
0
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,544.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.20
EBIT ($mm)
$293.80
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NYSE:APO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management, LLC and its subsidiaries is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit and real estate, with significant distressed expertise.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,537.25
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments. They emphasize an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt, control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,315.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.51
EBIT ($mm)
$331.49
Net Income ($mm)
$224.77
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSX:ONEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onex Corporation
Onex Corporation
Founded in 1984, Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. They acquire and build high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. They also invest in non-investment grade debt through credit funds and collateralized loan obligations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,081.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$857.00
EBIT ($mm)
$822.00
Net Income ($mm)
$4,277.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: COWN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm that operates through two business segments: a broker dealer and an investment management division. Cowen Inc. focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to their clients in order to help them outperform.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$865.94
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$36.16
Employees
0
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Ticker: KKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, capital markets, credit strategies, and hedge funds. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$698.58
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$15.21
Employees
0
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Ticker: EQT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EQT AB
EQT AB
EQT is a leading Swedish investment firm with more than EUR 61B in raised capital across 29 funds and around EUR 40B in assets under management. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19B and approximately 110,000 employees.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$670.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$215.55
EBIT ($mm)
$199.55
Net Income ($mm)
$178.52
Employees
0
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Ticker: PSEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prospect Capital Corporation
Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company that operates as a closed-end, non-diversified investment company that lends to and invests in energy-related businesses.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$625.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$433.31
Net Income ($mm)
$292.38
Employees
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Ticker: TGOPF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3i Group Plc
3i Group Plc
3i Group plc is a multinational private equity and venture capital company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has offices in 13 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe and had total assets under management of £10.5 billion as at 31 March 2012.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$403.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.93
EBIT ($mm)
$253.21
Net Income ($mm)
$265.62
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:FIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fimalac SA
Fimalac SA
Fimalac is a diversified holding company, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, founded and managed by Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière. Fimalac Group is engaged in private equity, digital media, live shows and hotels and recreation.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$392.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($13.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($54.12)
Net Income ($mm)
$68.47
Employees
2911
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Ticker: GIMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gimv
Gimv
Gimv is a European investment company with over three decades of experience in private equity and venture capital. Gimv currently manages around EUR 1.8 billion (including co-investment partnerships) of investments in about 50 portfolio companies.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$244.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$205.78
EBIT ($mm)
$204.62
Net Income ($mm)
$119.37
Employees
0
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Ticker: MAIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation is a principal investment firm that provides long-term debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies and debt capital to middle market companies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$238.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$205.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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