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closed 2/7/2008 via PR Newswire

INVESTools, Inc., acquired MyTrade.com

synopsis: Investools Inc acquired mytrade.com, an online social-networking content platform for investors at all experience levels. mytrade aggregates news and market data searchable by ticker, insight from over 200 top financial blogs, charts, watch lists, streaming audio and video market commentary and investor education content.
buyer parent: thinkorswim Group, Inc.
buyer: INVESTools, Inc. (:$170.33)
INVESTools Inc. is a global leader in investor education. The Company offers a full range of investor education products and services that provide lifelong learning in a variety of delivery formats. "
target: MyTrade.com
mytrade aggregates news and market data searchable by ticker, with insight from over 200 top financial blogs, charts, watch lists, streaming audio and video market commentary and investor education content in a user-customized interface.
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closed 2/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Equities.com, Inc., acquired Traders Network Show

synopsis: Equities.com, Inc. announced the acquisition of The Traders Network Show, a not-for-profit business news show founded in 2014. The program covers full-length economic development and impact events around the world including; United Nations, UN SDGs, World Economic Forum, OECD, EU Parliament, Vatican, U.S. Department of Commerce, and more.
buyer: Equities.com, Inc.
Equities News is a digital news agency - a leading producer, aggregator, and provider of full-length video and editorial coverage of economic development, policy, sustainability, and impact events worldwide. "
target: Traders Network Show
The Traders Network Show is a not-for-profit business news show founded in 2014. The program covers full-length economic development and impact events around the world including; United Nations, UN SDGs, World Economic Forum, OECD, EU Parliament, Vatican, U.S. Department of Commerce, and more.
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closed 4/21/2018 via PR Newswire

Markets Media, acquired GlobalTrading

synopsis: Markets Media Group has announced the acquisition of GlobalTrading, a leading publication and forum for the electronic trading industry. Based in Hong Kong, GlobalTrading's FIXGlobal.com is the official publication of the FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global trading.
buyer: Markets Media
Markets Media Group covers institutional capital markets, spanning buy-side investment managers, sell-side banks, hedge funds, exchanges, trading platforms, and software providers. "
target: GlobalTrading
GlobalTrading is a leading publication and forum for the electronic trading industry. Based in Hong Kong, GlobalTrading's FIXGlobal.com is the official publication of the FIX Trading Community, the non-profit, industry-driven standards body at the heart of global trading.
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closed 11/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Minkabu, Inc., acquired Sharewise GmbH

synopsis: Minkabu, Inc., which operates renowned platforms such as minkabu.jp and caiku.com with approx. 4 million monthly unique users combined, has acquired sharewise GmbH, operator of sharewise.com, thereby establishing the leading global platform for investment-related social media. Sharewise GmbH focuses on stock recommendations of private investors.
buyer: Minkabu, Inc. (TSE:4436:$14.21)
Minkabu, Inc. operates the largest social media platforms for investors in Asia “Minkabu” and “Caiku”. The core functions of these platforms are unique real-time financial information generated by crowd analysis and automated analysis. "
target: Sharewise GmbH
Sharewise GmbH operates community websites in five different languages, focusing on stock recommendations of private investors, making the wisdom of the crowd on stocks transparent.
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closed 7/29/2013 via PR Newswire

Born To Sell, LLC, acquired OptionsBuddy.com

synopsis: Born To Sell, LLC, which develops and operates the #1 covered call web site for investors, announced it has acquired OptionsBuddy.com, a covered call screener.
buyer: Born To Sell, LLC
Established in 2009, Born To Sell is a software development company dedicated to making best-of-breed covered call investment tools for self-directed investors. "
target: OptionsBuddy.com
Since 2006, OptionsBuddy.com had been a source on the web for identifying high yield covered call option plays. At the close of each market day, the OptionsBuddy crawler analyzed data for all optionable common stocks traded on the US Exchanges and stored it in a database.
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closed 8/30/2011 via PR Newswire

Barchart.com, Inc., purchased Financial Tools Business from Stockgroup Inc.

synopsis: Barchart.com, Inc. has acquired Stockgroup Media Inc.'s Financial Tools business. Barchart acquired the customer assets of Stockgroup's B2B line of services which include private-labeled financial content solutions for websites and market data feeds, in addition to intellectual property, notably the Stockgroup name and website domain.
buyer: Barchart.com, Inc.
As a full-service provider of equity, mutual fund, futures and foreign exchange market data and tools, in addition to news, and fundamental and technical data, Barchart.com, Inc. provides a wide range of market data products and solutions. "
seller: Stockgroup Inc.
Stockgroup's Financial Tools include market data, quotes, charts, portfolios, screeners, alerts, news, financial research tools and data feeds covering Canadian, US and international equity, option, index, mutual fund and futures/commodity markets.
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closed 6/9/2011 via PR Newswire

Win Gaming Media, Inc., acquired EZTrader.com

synopsis: Win Gaming Media Inc., a leading provider of online trading of binary options, announced that it has closed an agreement for the acquisition of the entire activity & intellectual property of EZTrader.com, a major player in online trading of binary options that supplies customers with a simple, dynamic and highly profitable trading platform.
buyer: Win Gaming Media, Inc. (WGMI:$0.00)
Win Gaming Media, Inc. (WGMI) is engaged in the business of offering worldwide online trading of binary options. WGMI's online binary options trading business is aimed at investors who seek to realize profits from their investments within a short period of time. "
target parent: Machshava Technologies
target: EZTrader.com
EZTrader.com offers a binary options trading platform. It supplies customers with a simple, exciting, dynamic and highly profitable trading platform that is very different from traditional option trading. It is highly profitable, and attracts sophisticated investors as well as trading beginners.
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$0.50
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announced 7/8/2013 via Wall Street Journal

ADVFN.com PLC, will acquire Financemanila.net

synopsis: ADVFN is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of the website, financemanila.net. Financemanila.net operates as an online investment community Website for stock market. The company is based in the Philippines.
buyer: ADVFN.com PLC (AIM:AFN:$15.81)
ADVFN is the number one UK Stocks and Shares Website and was winner of the Investors Chronicle 'Best Investment Website' Award in 2003, 2004 and 2005. "
target: Financemanila.net
Financemanila.net operates as an online investment community Website for stock market. The company is based in the Philippines.
price ($mm)
$0.14
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closed 3/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

PineByte s.r.o., acquired FX Junction

synopsis: Slovakian based Fintech holding company PineByte has announced the acquisition of 100% of the assets of U.S. based social trading community, FX Junction. Founded in 2011, FX Junction was one of the first open social network made up of Forex traders from around the world.
buyer: PineByte s.r.o.
PineByte is a private holdings and IT development company based in Slovakia. They specialize in the development of innovative technology solutions for the financial services industry. "
target: FX Junction
Founded in 2011, FX Junction was one of the first open social network made up of Forex traders from around the world. FX Junction enables its members to simplify and easily communicate trade information and interact with other traders of all experience levels.
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closed 9/25/2013 via BusinessWire

OANDA Corporation, acquired Currensee, Inc.

synopsis: OANDA, a pioneering global provider of innovative foreign exchange trading services and parent company of OANDA (Canada) Corporation ULC, announced that it has acquired Boston-based Currensee Global Inc., a leader in forex market copy trading within a proprietary social trading network.
buyer: OANDA Corporation
OANDA uses innovative computer and financial technology to provide Internet-based forex trading and currency information services to everyone, from individuals to large corporations, from portfolio managers to financial institutions. OANDA is a market maker and a trusted source for currency data. "
target: Currensee, Inc.
Currensee is the first Forex trading social network where like-minded traders can connect with each other and share unique ideas, insights and data based on the actual trading activity of the community.
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closed 6/9/2011 via PR Newswire

CommodityPoint, acquired Energy Hedge Fund Center, LLC

synopsis: Midas Medici Group Holdings, Inc., an innovative green IT company in the fields of virtualization, cloud computing and data management, announced that its CommodityPoint business has acquired the assets of Energy Hedge Fund Center, a web portal and community for clients interested in hedge funds in the energy and commodity sectors.
buyer parent: Midas Medici Group Holdings, Inc.
buyer: CommodityPoint
CommodityPoint provides Commodity Trading & Risk Management research, analysis and consulting services that bring insight into business issues, trends, processes and technology, to utilities, energy companies, banks, brokers, funds, investors and vendors that enhance their competitive position. "
target: Energy Hedge Fund Center, LLC
Energy Hedge Fund Center, LLC ("EHFC") is a web portal and community for clients interested in hedge funds in the energy and commodity sectors. EHFC offers a variety of products to its users including the only directory of energy hedge funds, EnergyHedge.
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$0.02
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closed 8/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Tradimo Interactive ApS, acquired Trading Story

synopsis: Tradimo Interactive, the financial education and technology company, has acquired Trading Story, a popular podcast and educational website. Trading Story offers over 100 podcast episodes that provide valuable lessons from the world's best traders.
buyer: Tradimo Interactive ApS
Tradimo is a financial education technology company that aims to bring accessible, affordable, engaging, and highly effective financial education to the world. Tradimo offers courses, video courses, and mobile games that help beginners and professionals learn more about investing and trading. "
target: Trading Story
Trading Story is a popular podcast and website that aims to provide practical and inspiring trading interviews and tips to new traders. Trading Story offers over 100 podcast episodes that provide valuable lessons from the world's best traders.
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announced 7/19/2006 via PR Newswire

InternetPlays.com will be merged with SearchGuy.com, Inc.,

synopsis: SearchGuy.com, Inc., has signed a letter of Intent to Merge with online publication site InternetPlays.com.
buyer: SearchGuy.com, Inc.
SearchGuy.com is a creative provider of multi-category search and advertising services. Founded by Lenny Rachitsky, SearchGuy.com provides all-encompassing search solutions to the end user, at absolutely no cost. A state-of-the-art advertising system simplifies and reduces costs for advertisers. "
target: InternetPlays.com
InternetPlays is home to the Internet's leading real-time trading chat room destination. In our channel we have some of the world's most astute traders with us daily, willing to share information in real time, as well as educate and assist you in your trading.
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closed 6/10/2017 via Company Press Release

Cheddar, acquired StockStream

synopsis: Cheddar, the leading Post-Cable Network, announced that it has acquired StockStream, the $50,000 crowd-sourced trading platform hosted on Twitch. StockStream is the world's first cooperative multiplayer Stock Market game and gives Twitch users a chance to move actual money around every day on the New York Stock Exchange.
buyer: Cheddar
Cheddar is a live Post-Cable Network focused on covering the most innovative products, technologies, and services transforming our lives. The network covers this news through the lens of the companies and executives driving these changes. "
target: StockStream
StockStream is a $50,000 crowd-sourced trading platform hosted on Twitch. It is the world's first cooperative multiplayer Stock Market game and gives Twitch users a chance to move actual money around every day on the New York Stock Exchange.
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closed 10/21/2010 via GlobeNewswire

World Market Media, Inc. merged with Equities.com,

synopsis: World Market Media, Inc. announced that the Company has completed its merger with Equities.com and has been renamed The Equities Group, Inc. The Equities Group is expanding its interlinking portfolio of Web properties to create a social network that bridges the world's financial markets and investment communities.
buyer: Equities.com
The Equities Group, Inc. is a leading Internet company uniquely interlinking a portfolio of highly-related brands to create a social network bridging the world's financial markets and investment communities. "
target: World Market Media, Inc.
World Market Media is a high traffic stock market, news data website providing cutting edge new media products and services to publicly traded companies worldwide. World Market Media is building a social network bridging the world’s financial markets and investment communities.
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closed 2/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Wallstreet:online AG, acquired Finanz Nachrichten

synopsis: Germany-based Wallstreet: online AG, an online platform that provides information and news about stock markets, finance, economics, and investments, has acquired ABC New Media AG, which operates the financial information portal www.finanznachrichten.de.
buyer: Wallstreet:online AG (DB:WSO1:$8.62)
Wallstreet:online is a Germany-based online platform that provides information and news about stock markets, finance, economics, and investments. Wallstreet:online is the most active financial community in Germany, with up to 10,000 new user posts a day in over 80 forums. "
target: Finanz Nachrichten
Headquartered in Zurich, ABC New Media AG operates www.finanznachrichten.de. It is a financial information portal with about 1.2 million users per month. It focuses on share prices, funds, bonds, derivatives, currency, and commodities.
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$3.18
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announced 6/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Berlingske Media, will purchase Investing Portals from Euroinvestor A/S

synopsis: Euroinvestor sells the investment part of the business to Berlingske Media. Berlingske Media buys the websites Euroinvestor.dk. Euroinvestor.com, Valutakurser.dk and all the Group's investor sites. The remaining Euroinvestor will change its name to Boliga Gruppen and focus its activities on the housing and loan market in Denmark.
buyer parent: De Persgroep NV
buyer: Berlingske Media
Berlingske Media A / S is Copenhagen's leading media house, proudly behind Berlingske, BT, Weekendavisen and Radio24syv. The company also operates Denmark's largest retail site Sweetdeal and soon Denmark's largest investor site EuroInvestor. "
seller: Euroinvestor A/S (CPSE:EI:$9.89)
The investing portals of Euroinvestor.com include the websites Euroinvestor.dk. Euroinvestor.com, Valutakurser.dk and more. EuroInvestor.com, an independent Internet media company, provides online investment information to private investors.
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$3.59
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closed 7/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired TradersCrux

synopsis: Salem Media Group, through its wholly-owned Eagle Financial Publications, has acquired TradersCrux, an investment website for individual investors. It also provides a daily newseltter with links to the best investment articles from across the web.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Eagle Financial Publications
Eagle Financial Publications provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from financial commentators as well as a stock screening website for dividend investors. "
target: TradersCrux
TradersCrux.com is an investment website for individual investors. It also provides a daily newseltter with links to the best investment articles from across the web. They are based in Miami, FL.
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Havensight Capital, acquired IndoUSMarkets.com

synopsis: Havensight Capital has acquired IndoUSMarkets.com, the very first financial resource portal covering the U.S. markets, which is entirely in the Indonesian language. The Company provides access to: stock quotes, recent financial data, and leading financial headlines, all, in Indonesian.
buyer: Havensight Capital
Havensight Capital LLC is a leading private equity firm, which is based in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Firm specializes in investing in stellar consumer product companies that have, either, a technological advantage, or, have the potential to be exceptionally disruptive in their respective markets."
target: IndoUSMarkets.com
IndoUsMarkets.com is a leading financial portal for U.S. equity and trading data in Indonesian. It is for serious investors that want to follow the U.S. market in Indonesian. Visitors can access stock quotes, latest financial headlines, and even watch Bloomberg TV Indonesian, all, in one place.
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closed 11/24/2014 via Company Press Release

Equities.com, Inc., acquired VantageWire

synopsis: equities.com, Inc. an online financial media company and social community for investors and capital market participants is pleased to announce the acquisition of VantageWire, a leading Canadian financial website. They provide timely news, quotes and investor education to its subscribers.
buyer: Equities.com, Inc.
Equities.com is the most advanced interactive online social ecosystem for the financial industry, serving as a resource center and next-generation communication platform that connects self-directed investors with public issuers, market experts, and professional service providers and vendors. "
target: VantageWire
VantageWire was established in 2006 and quickly became a leading market related website in Canada as the only website to provide free real-time stock quotes on all North American exchanges. VantageWire aims to provide timely news, quotes and investor education to its subscribers.
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closed 2/7/2008 via PR Newswire

INVESTools, Inc., acquired MyTrade.com

synopsis: Investools Inc acquired mytrade.com, an online social-networking content platform for investors at all experience levels. mytrade aggregates news and market data searchable by ticker, insight from over 200 top financial blogs, charts, watch lists, streaming audio and video market commentary and investor education content.
buyer parent: thinkorswim Group, Inc.
buyer: INVESTools, Inc. (:$170.33)
INVESTools Inc. is a global leader in investor education. The Company offers a full range of investor education products and services that provide lifelong learning in a variety of delivery formats. "
target: MyTrade.com
mytrade aggregates news and market data searchable by ticker, with insight from over 200 top financial blogs, charts, watch lists, streaming audio and video market commentary and investor education content in a user-customized interface.
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closed 2/7/2008 via PR Newswire

INVESTools, Inc., acquired MyTrade.com

synopsis: Investools Inc acquired mytrade.com, an online social-networking content platform for investors at all experience levels. mytrade aggregates news and market data searchable by ticker, insight from over 200 top financial blogs, charts, watch lists, streaming audio and video market commentary and investor education content.
buyer parent: thinkorswim Group, Inc.
buyer: INVESTools, Inc. (:$170.33)
INVESTools Inc. is a global leader in investor education. The Company offers a full range of investor education products and services that provide lifelong learning in a variety of delivery formats. "
target: MyTrade.com
mytrade aggregates news and market data searchable by ticker, with insight from over 200 top financial blogs, charts, watch lists, streaming audio and video market commentary and investor education content in a user-customized interface.
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closed 2/15/2007 via

INVESTools, Inc. merged with thinkorswim Group, Inc.,

synopsis: INVESTools Inc., the market leader in fulfilling the lifelong education needs of self-directed investors, and thinkorswim Group Inc., a leading online brokerage platform serving the execution needs of self-directed investors, have signed a definitive agreement to merge the two companies in a transaction valued at approximately $340 million.
buyer: thinkorswim Group, Inc. (:$371.80)
thinkorswim is a leading online brokerage company specializing in options that also offers customers a broad range of products including equities, futures, mutual funds, and bonds. "
target: INVESTools, Inc. (:$170.33)
INVESTools Inc. is a global leader in investor education. The Company offers a full range of investor education products and services that provide lifelong learning in a variety of delivery formats.
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$340
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closed 12/20/2005 via PR Newswire

thinkorswim Group, Inc., acquired Arrowhead Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: thinkorswim, an industry-leading online brokerage and financial technology pioneer, announced the acquisition of Arrowhead Solutions, an institutional equity order management and technology company.
buyer parent: INVESTools, Inc.
buyer: thinkorswim Group, Inc. (:$371.80)
thinkorswim is a leading online brokerage company specializing in options that also offers customers a broad range of products including equities, futures, mutual funds, and bonds. "
target: Arrowhead Solutions, Inc.
Arrowhead was founded by two pioneers in the trade order management field who helped develop one of the leading systems used today. Arrowhead’s professionals offer unsurpassed investment and trading system knowledge.
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closed 1/27/2005 via BusinessWire

INVESTools, Inc., acquired Prophet Financial Systems, Inc.

synopsis: INVESTools Inc., the market leader in fulfilling the lifelong education needs of self-directed investors, announced the acquisition of Prophet.Net and Prophet Financial Systems, a software development company located in Palo Alto, CA that creates Web-based products enabling active investors to use technical analysis to trade more profitably.
buyer: INVESTools, Inc. (:$170.33)
INVESTools Inc. is a global leader in investor education. The Company offers a full range of investor education products and services that provide lifelong learning in a variety of delivery formats. "
target: Prophet Financial Systems, Inc.
Prophet Financial Systems provides financial content and innovative web-based software applications to help online investors make more profitable trading decisions. The company provides products and services with capabilities that were once available exclusively to professional traders and institut
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closed 2/26/2004 via BusinessWire

INVESTools, Inc., acquired 360 Group

synopsis: INVESTools, Inc., (AMEX: IED), the market leader in fulfilling the lifelong education needs of self-directed investors, today announced that it has acquired San Rafael, California-based agency 360 Group for $5.5 million in a combination of stock and cash.
buyer: INVESTools, Inc. (:$170.33)
INVESTools Inc. is a global leader in investor education. The Company offers a full range of investor education products and services that provide lifelong learning in a variety of delivery formats. "
target: 360 Group
For more than thirty years, we've been helping companies and organizations become smarter about the customer information and data available to them.
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closed 11/17/2016 via BusinessWire

Ascensus, Inc., acquired Retirement Educators, Inc.

synopsis: Ascensus, the nation’s largest independent retirement and college savings services provider, has announced its acquisition of Retirement Educators, Inc., a retirement plan education firm that provides on-site enrollment support and participant education services.
buyer parent: BB&T Corporation
buyer: Ascensus, Inc.
Ascensus is the largest independent retirement and college savings services provider in the United States, helping nearly 7 million Americans save for the future. "
target: Retirement Educators, Inc.
In 1996, Robert and Thomas Kelley formed Retirement Educators, Inc., typically servicing large providers such as banks, insurance companies, mutual fund firms and brokerage houses, the company has also worked with smaller providers on an occasional or even one-time basis.
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closed 4/19/2013 via Reuters

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired Centre for Investor Education

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC announced that it is extending its global leadership in the business of events for institutional investors and asset managers with the acquisition of a 75% stake in the Centre for Investor Education (CIE).
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor is the international publishing, events and electronic information group, delivering business information to the finance, law, energy and transport sectors. Its online store offers a full range of magazines, journals, newsletters, text books, and more. "
target: Centre for Investor Education
The Centre for Investor Education designs and delivers strategic investment forums for key decision makers within the Australian superannuation and pension fund industry globally.
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$15*
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closed 11/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

MBN Events, acquired UK Investor Show Ltd.

synopsis: MBN Events, via their subsidiary Premier Team Promotions, acquired UK Investor Show Ltd. UK Investor Show is the UK’s top one day event for private investors serious about making money from shares. They regularly showcase the very best speakers in the investment business, including Nigel Wray, Tom Winnifrith, Mark Slater, Paul Scott and more.
buyer: MBN Events
Based in the United Kingdom, MBN Events and their subsidiary Premier Team Promotions organize conferences, events and sporting dinners. MBN is the largest provider of sporting lunches and dinners in the UK. They have direct access to over 500 sporting celebrities, speakers, comedians and hosts. "
target: UK Investor Show Ltd.
UK Investor Show is recognized as the UK’s top one day event for private investors serious about making money from shares. They regularly showcase the very best speakers in the investment business, including Nigel Wray, Tom Winnifrith, Mark Slater, Paul Scott and more.
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closed 3/26/2009 via BusinessWire

Money Show, purchased Two Investor Conferences from Diversified Business Communications

synopsis: Money Show, the world’s leading producer of investment tradeshows and cruises, announced that it has concluded an agreement to acquire The Financial Forum and CTAS conferences from Diversified Business Communications.
buyer: Money Show
Money Show, a global network of investment and trading education, is a privately held company headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, USA, which recently changed its name from InterShow. "
seller: Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade shows, publications and eMedia products. Diversified serves a number of markets, including health and medical, commercial marine, food and ethnic food, seafood and natural products.
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synopsis: Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ), publisher of the world's most vital business and financial news, announced today it has acquired Technologic Partners, a closely held publications and events firm for the venture capital and technology industries.
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. "
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closed 9/16/2020 via BusinessWire

SRAX, acquired LD Micro

synopsis: SRAX, Inc., a financial technology company that unlocks data and insights for publicly traded companies through Sequire, its SaaS platform, has acquired LD Micro, a leading data and event company serving the small and micro-cap space.
buyer: SRAX (SRAX:$3.60)
SRAX is a financial technology company that unlocks data and insights for publicly traded companies. Through its premier investor intelligence and communications platform, Sequire, companies can track their investors’ behaviors and engage current and potential investors across marketing channels. "
target: LD Micro
LD Micro is a leading data and event company serving the small and micro-cap space. What started out as a newsletter highlighting unique companies has transformed into several virtual and in-person events hosted annually.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Intermediate Capital Group plc, acquired Pageant Media

synopsis: Intermediate Capital Group has acquired UK-based financial news, data, and events company Pageant Media. The company’s business model includes a membership program in which financial professionals pay an annual fee to receive news, information, and data, and attend invitation-only events.
buyer: Intermediate Capital Group plc (LSE:ICP:$576.62)
Intermediate Capital Group is a global alternative asset manager in private debt, credit and equity, with €42.6bn of assets (as at 31 December 2019) in third party funds and proprietary capital, principally in closed end funds. "
target: Pageant Media
Pageant Media is a global independent provider of business intelligence and insight, delivering content and events as well as performance data and investor data to four investment management areas: hedge funds, mutual funds, real estate and private equity.
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$163
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closed 1/16/2019 via PR Newswire

OTC Markets Group, acquired Virtual Investor Conferences.com

synopsis: OTC Markets Group, operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, has acquired Virtual Investor Conferences.com (VIC) from PR Newswire, the premier global provider of multimedia platforms. VIC is an online investor conference series that directly connects investors, advisors and analysts with executives at public companies.
buyer: OTC Markets Group (OTCPK:OTCM:$55.05)
OTC Markets Group's Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces provide investors with the information necessary to intelligently analyze, value and trade 10,000 U.S. and global securities through the broker of their choice. "
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Virtual Investor Conferences.com
Virtual Investor Conferences.com (VIC) is an online investor conference series that directly connects investors, advisors and analysts with senior executives at public companies. VIC introduces public companies to tens of thousands of active and engaged investors month after month.
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closed 2/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Campden Media, acquired The Institute for Private Investors

synopsis: Campden Media, which serves ultra-affluent business-owning and financial families worldwide, announced that it has acquired the Institute for Private Investors (IPI), one of the first and premier firms providing services to ultra high-net-worth individuals and private investors in the United States.
buyer parent: Matrix Private Equity Partners
buyer: Campden Media
Campden Media, founded in 1987, provides education, news, research, conferences and other networking opportunities to principals of ultra high-net-worth financial and business-owning families, the family office executives and trusted advisors who serve them. "
target: The Institute for Private Investors
The Institute for Private Investors (IPI) is a trusted provider of educational and networking resources for ultra high-net-worth investors. Founded in 1991, IPI provides a safe haven for investors to communicate with each other, and their advisors, about their wealth management approach.
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announced 9/28/2012 via Company Press Release

Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd, will purchase Australasia trade publishing assets from Morningstar, Inc.

synopsis: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd and Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced that they have entered into an agreement for Sterling to acquire Morningstar's Australian financial services trade publishing business.
buyer parent: Momentum Media Pty Ltd
buyer: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd
Sterling Publishing is a growing media company and the publishing arm of the BRW Fast 100-ranked Momentum Media. They focus on specialist vertical markets including the mortgage, finance, real estate and property sectors. "
seller: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar's Australasian online and print titles include InvestorDaily, IFA (Independent Financial Adviser) – incorporating SMSF – and Investor Weekly; and events for the financial sector including Wraps, Platforms & Masterfunds Conference and the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Strategy Day.
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announced 6/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, will acquire PEI Media

synopsis: Bridgepoint, an international private equity group, will acquire a majority stake in PEI Media, the global provider of insight, market-data and business conferences for professionals active in alternative asset class investment. PEI also publishes a portfolio of websites and associated magazines to deliver both breaking news and in-depth analysis.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies in attractive markets with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. it focuses on acquiring well managed companies in sectors with the potential to grow through acquisition. "
target: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/30/2015 via Company Press Release

LDC Limited, acquired PEI Media

synopsis: LDC has backed the management buyout of PEI Media Group Ltd (“PEI”), one of the world’s leading alternative assets information groups. PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
Established in 1981 LDC (Lloyds Development Capital) is a leading player in the UK private equity mid-market and supports management buy-outs, institutional buy-outs and development capital (replacement, expansion and acquisition) transactions. "
target: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/23/2015 via Company Press Release

MergerMarket Group, acquired AVCJ and Unquote

synopsis: Incisive Media sells AVCJ and Unquote to Mergermarket. AVCJ and Unquote are leading sources of information on private equity and venture capital deals and fundraising activity. The brands represent a complementary extension to the Mergermarket Group suite of products.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: MergerMarket Group
Mergermarket is a business development tool designed specifically for the M&A sector, providing proprietary intelligence and analysis on corporate strategy before that strategy becomes public knowledge. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: AVCJ and Unquote
AVCJ is a leading source of information on Asian private equity and venture capital activity. Unquote is a comprehensive provider of private equity and venture capital data, events and intelligence.
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announced 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bonhill Group plc, will acquire Last Word Media

synopsis: Bonhill, a leading B2B media company in the UK, will acquire Last Word Media, a financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
buyer: Bonhill Group plc (AIM:BONH:$27.79)
Bonhill Group plc is a leading B2B media company in the UK. Bonhill provides Business Information, Live Events and Data & Insight propositions to international Technology, Financial Services and Diversity Business Communities. "
target: Last Word Media
Last Word is an independent financial media solutions provider headquartered in London. Last Word has been the final say for first-to-market news, analysis and comment across the global wealth management market. They deliver content across print, digital, video, research, data and events.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
18.3x
announced 12/15/2017 via Reuters

Casta Diva Group, will acquire Monaco Growth Forums Ltd.

synopsis: Casta Diva Group, a multinational active in the communication sector, producing branded content, viral videos, digital content, films and corporate events, will acquire Monaco Growth Forums, an exclusive, invitation-only conference highlighting growth companies seeking capital and/or greater exposure.
buyer: Casta Diva Group (BIT:CDG:$0.00)
Casta Diva Group is a multinational active in the communication sector, producing branded content, viral videos, digital content, films and corporate events. The Group is the world’s most extensive network of advertising film and event production. "
target: Monaco Growth Forums Ltd.
Monaco Growth Forums is an invitation-only conference highlighting growth companies seeking capital and/or greater exposure. They select companies seeking international investor exposure to present and then socialize with fund managers, private asset managers, and high net worth individuals.
price ($mm)
$2.00
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 6/26/2018 via GlobeNewswire

The Canadian Institute of Financial Planning, acquired Canadian Hedge Watch Inc.

synopsis: The Canadian Institute of Financial Planning (CIFP), a leading financial services educator, announced that they have required all outstanding common shares and controlling interest in Canadian Hedge Watch Inc. (CHW), a market leader in financial education conferences.
buyer: The Canadian Institute of Financial Planning
The Canadian Institute of Financial Planning (CIFP) provides education courses and training for financial planners to obtain the CFP designation and its own designation – The Registered Retirement Consultant which focuses on retirement, lifestyle, and wealth transfer planning needs of Canadians. "
target: Canadian Hedge Watch Inc.
Canadian Hedge Watch Inc. (CHW), also operating as Radius Financial Education, is located in Toronto and provides a wide range of conferences in the areas of alternative investment products, exchange traded funds and pensions. CHW also provides data services and education courses to its clients.
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closed 4/8/2019 via PE Hub

PEI Media, acquired Buyouts Insider

synopsis: PEI Media Group, a global alternative assets information group, has acquired Buyouts Insider from Simplify Compliance, a provider of learning, events, and information solutions. Buyouts Insider is a collection of brands serving the private capital industry. Buyouts Insider offers digital news, data products, conferences and print publications.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Buyouts Insider
Buyouts Insider houses a collection of highly regarded brands serving the private capital industry. Buyouts Insider offers digital news, industry intelligence, data products, conferences and print publications. Their brands include PEHub Network, Buyouts, Venture Capital Journal, and more.
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closed 11/5/2014 via PE Hub

UCG, acquired Buyouts Insider

synopsis: The PE/VC media assets previously owned by Thomson Reuters have been sold to UCG. The sale was for the collection of publications and conferences including titles such as PEHUB.com and PEHUB Wire, PEHUB Canada, Buyouts and VCJ magazines, Pratt’s Guide, and the PartnerConnect series of events. The group will be known as Buyouts Insider.
buyer: UCG
UCG is a leading provider of specialized financial and business information. Its portfolio is composed of companies serving the information and software needs of decision makers in health care, oil and energy, high technology, telecommunications, banking and finance, and the mortgage industry. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Buyouts Insider
Buyouts Insider is comprised of PEHUB.com and PEHUB Wire, PEHUB Canada, Buyouts and VCJ magazines, Pratt’s Guide, and the PartnerConnect series of events among others.
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closed 2/4/2015 via PE Hub

RCP Advisors, acquired Atlas Diligence

synopsis: RCP Advisors has acquired Atlas Diligence and its proprietary private equity manager research platform GPScout. Atlas Diligence was formed by experienced institutional investors to provide limited partners with unique due diligence tools to assist in the identification and evaluation of private capital fund opportunities.
buyer: RCP Advisors
RCP Advisors was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Chicago. With approximately $4.3 billion of assets under management and 37 professionals, RCP is one of the largest private equity fund-of-funds sponsors focused exclusively on the lower middle market buyout sector. "
target: Atlas Diligence
Atlas Diligence was formed by experienced institutional investors to provide limited partners with unique due diligence tools to assist in the identification and evaluation of private capital fund opportunities.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/19/2013 via BNC Analysis

Bulgaria On Air, will acquire Investor.BG PLC

synopsis: Media company Bulgaria On Air placed a buyout offer for the 51% stake in business news portal Investor.bg. Investor.BG PLC develops online databases for Bulgarian companies. It provides financial information, such as quotations, graphics of traded stocks, ratios, news, analyses, and reports.
buyer: Bulgaria On Air
Bulgaria On Air offers television and radio broadcasting services. The company is based in Bulgaria. "
target: Investor.BG PLC
Investor.BG PLC develops online databases for Bulgarian companies. It provides financial information, such as quotations, graphics of traded stocks, ratios, news, analyses, and reports.
price ($mm)
$6.25*
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