Like Ulticom, Inc.

closed 12/3/2010 via AP - Associated Press

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired Ulticom, Inc.

synopsis: Platinum Equity announced that it has completed the acquisition of Ulticom, Inc., a provider of signaling software used in communications networks. Ulticom provides service essential signaling component and system solutions for wireless, wireline, and Internet communications.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O® firm specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of companies that provide services and solutions to customers in a broad range of business markets, including information technology, telecommunications, metals services, manufacturing and distribution. "
target parent: Comverse Technology, Inc.
target: Ulticom, Inc. (ULCM:$45.83)
Ulticom provides service essential signaling component and system solutions for wireless, wireline, and Internet communications. Ulticom's products are used to deploy broadband mobile access, multimedia transport control, subscriber data management and enhanced communication services.
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announced 5/27/2015 via BusinessWire

Nokia Networks, Inc., will acquire Eden Rock Communications, LLC

synopsis: Eden Rock Communications, LLC announced for the acquisition of Eden Rock by Nokia Networks. Nokia Networks will gain access to Eden Rock’s multivendor Self Organizing Network (SON) solution. SON is one of the fastest growing and most important segments within the mobile broadband industry.
buyer parent: Nokia Corporation
buyer: Nokia Networks, Inc.
Nokia Networks provides broadband infrastructure software and services and operates at the forefront of their industry. From the first ever call on GSM to the first call on LTE, they have set the pace of innovation, a record that continues with future technologies such as 5G. "
target: Eden Rock Communications, LLC
Eden Rock Communications is a pioneer in the Self Organizing Network (SON) space and creator of an industry leading multi-vendor, multi-technology, centralized SON solution, Eden-NET.
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closed 1/16/2015 via BusinessWire

Mavenir Systems, Inc., acquired Ulticom, Inc.

synopsis: Mavenir Systems®, a leading provider of software-based networking solutions, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Ulticom, Inc. Ulticom is a leading provider of telecom signaling solutions enabling the global transformation to 4G LTE, with key Diameter solutions deployed in ten tier one carrier networks globally.
buyer: Mavenir Systems, Inc. (MVNR:$123.22)
Mavenir Systems provides software-based networking solutions that enable mobile service providers to deliver next generation services over 4G LTE networks. Mavenir™ has a fully virtualized end to end portfolio of Voice/Video, Messaging and Mobile Core products. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Ulticom, Inc. (ULCM:$45.83)
Ulticom provides service essential signaling component and system solutions for wireless, wireline, and Internet communications. Ulticom's products are used to deploy broadband mobile access, multimedia transport control, subscriber data management and enhanced communication services.
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cancelled 5/22/2007 via

Harbinger Capital Partners, cancelled an acquisition of Openwave Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Harbinger today announced its intention to acquire 40,389,560 shares of common stock, par value $0.001 per share, of Openwave Systems Inc. and the associated Rights issued under the Rights Plan to purchase certain shares of Openwave preferred stock. The acquisition consideration will be approximately $335 million.
buyer: Harbinger Capital Partners
Harbinger Capital Partners Master Fund I, Ltd. is a Cayman Islands corporation (the "Harbinger Master Fund") and Harbinger Capital Partners Special Situations Fund, L.P. is a Delaware limited partnership. "
target: Openwave Systems, Inc.
Openwave Systems Inc. is one of the world's leading innovators of software applications and infrastructure designed to enable revenue-generating, personalized services, including merchandising and advertising, which converge the mobile and broadband experience across all of a user's devices.
price ($mm)[EV]
$287 [$112]*
rev ($mm)
$338
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1.2x
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closed 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Unikie Oy, acquired Silta

synopsis: Unikie, a Finnish software development company, has acquired Neusoft Mobile Solutions from Neusoft, a leading IT solutions & services company. Neusoft Mobile Solutions is a Finnish company that developed Silta, a whitelabel IP based voice and messaging application for telco businesses.
buyer: Unikie Oy
Unikie is a Finnish software development company that develops demanding software solutions. Unikie offers a simulation and testing environment for LiDAR based systems and self-controlling technologies. For carriers they offer the latest IP based voice and messaging solutions. "
target parent: Neusoft Corporation
target: Silta
Neusoft Mobile Solutions is a company in Finland that delivers mobile solutions to telco customers. They offer Silta, a whitelabel IP based voice and messaging application that creates value for their customer's business. They offer full branding services to customize Silta to a client's brand.
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closed 9/4/2014 via BusinessWire

Taqua, LLC, acquired Kineto Wireless

synopsis: Taqua®, LLC, a leading supplier of mobile and fixed IP convergence systems, applications, and services announced the acquisition of Milpitas-based Kineto Wireless, the market leader in mobile client solutions that enable smartphones to deliver high quality voice and messaging services over Wi-Fi networks, commonly referred to as VoWiFi.
buyer: Taqua, LLC
Taqua enables service providers to deliver next generation IP-based communications while pragmatically transitioning their legacy networks to LTE and IMS architectures. Since 1998, Taqua’s mobile and fixed IP convergence solutions have been used by hundreds of wireline, cable and wireless carriers. "
target: Kineto Wireless
Kineto strives to assist mobile operators in the transition to IP-based services. Their solutions help operators respond to the growing threat from over-the-top (OTT) service providers and remain competitive as communications service providers.
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announced 4/8/2013 via Reuters

Ericsson AB, will acquire Microsoft Mediaroom

synopsis: Telecom equipment maker Ericsson said it had struck a deal to buy Microsoft Corp's Mediaroom IPTV business, which makes software used by phone companies to deliver television over the Internet. The deal would make Ericsson, already the world's biggest mobile networks maker, the leading provider of IPTV with a 25 percent market share.
buyer: Ericsson AB (OM:ERIC B:$23,129.81)
Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment and services to mobile and fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use our network equipment, and more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. "
target parent: Microsoft Corporation
target: Microsoft Mediaroom
Microsoft Mediaroom is the world’s most deployed IPTV platform. Mediaroom-powered TV services are being offered by more than 40 of the world’s leading operators, delivering services to more than eleven million consumer households.
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closed 2/5/2014 via PR Newswire

Flash Networks, Inc., acquired Mobixell Networks

synopsis: Flash Networks, the leading provider of mobile Internet optimization and monetization solutions, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Mobixell Networks, a dominant player in mobile data management, network optimization, and rich media delivery solutions.
buyer: Flash Networks, Inc.
Flash Networks is a global provider of intelligent mobile Internet solutions that enable operators to improve quality of experience, reduce network operational expenses and manage and monetize the mobile Internet. Flash Networks' top-tier clients include Orange, O2, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. "
target: Mobixell Networks
Mobixell Networks provides innovative multimedia technologies and business solutions that facilitate the expansion of mobile operators, content and service providers' mobile multimedia services by enabling content consumption, Peer-2-Peer content sharing, and User Generated Content communities.
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announced 9/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Smith Micro Software, Inc., will acquire Core Mobility, Inc.

synopsis: Smith Micro Software, Inc., a leading developer and marketer of mobility solutions and services for the wireless market, and Core Mobility, Inc., a developer of mobility software and solutions, announced the signing of an Agreement and Plan of Merger whereby Smith Micro will acquire Core Mobility.
buyer: Smith Micro Software, Inc. (SMSI:$24.67)
Smith Micro Software, Inc. develops mobility solutions that enable seamless broadband connectivity and next generation media and mobile convergence products over wireless networks. "
target: Core Mobility, Inc.
Core Mobility is the market leader in the rapid development of integrated mobile clients and end-to-end services that ensure discovery, ease of use, and service adoption.
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$16
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closed 9/30/2008 via BNC Analysis

Tetco Technologies SA, acquired Voxpilot Ltd.

synopsis: Tetco Technologies, a French company dedicated to unified communications and voice and data convergence, has acquired Voxpilot, a major player in VoiceXML technology for interactive voice and video applications.
buyer: Tetco Technologies SA
Group Tetco is fully dedicated to the telecommunication market and has become a major actor in development, integration and distribution of Value Added Services and Solutions for both Telecom Operators and Enterprises. "
target: Voxpilot Ltd.
Voxpilot is a provider of IMS-Ready, VoiceXML and Video-In-VoiceXML technology. Voxpilot brings the next generation of interactive telecommunication services to enterprises, integrators, carriers and service providers.
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closed 10/3/2016 via BusinessWire

InfoVista, acquired TEMS

synopsis: InfoVista, the leading provider of network performance orchestration solutions for a better connected and collaborative world, announced the completion of the acquisition of Ascom’s TEMS™ business. The TEMS Portfolio is the most widely used network testing, monitoring and optimization platform.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: InfoVista
InfoVista is the leading provider of cost-effective network performance orchestration solutions for a better connected and collaborative world delivering solutions. Their solutions empower communications service providers and large enterprises to ensure a high-quality user experience. "
target parent: Ascom Holding AG
target: TEMS
Ascom’s TEMS Business provides and manages end-to-end solutions for network testing of core and radio networks on a project-by-project basis or as an on-going, managed service, either on-premise or as a hosted service.
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$45
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closed 10/23/2013 via BusinessWire

InfoVista, acquired Aexio

synopsis: InfoVista, the global leader of IP and RF planning, assurance and optimization software solutions, announced that it has acquired Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based mobile network optimization specialist Aexio.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: InfoVista
Infovisa is an independent provider of data processing systems and related services for bank trust departments, independent trust companies, not-for-profit foundations, colleges, and universities. "
target: Aexio
Aexio has seen significant uptake of its best-of-breed network optimization software solutions, especially among mobile operators looking at using live network measurements to improve their network performance.
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closed 3/8/2013 via Market Wire

JDS Uniphase Corp., acquired Arieso

synopsis: JDSU announced it has acquired Arieso, a global leader in location-aware software solutions that enable mobile network operators to boost 2G, 3G and 4G/LTE network performance and enrich the mobile subscriber experience. The acquisition advances JDSU's mobility strategy by extending visibility and providing critical intelligence.
buyer: JDS Uniphase Corp. (JDSU:$1,676.90)
JDSU innovates and collaborates with customers to build and operate the highest-performing and highest-value networks in the world. Its diverse technology portfolio also fights counterfeiting and enables high-powered commercial lasers for a range of applications. "
target: Arieso
Arieso is the world's leading provider of intelligent, location aware solutions that enable mobile network operators to focus their businesses on the evolving desires and expectations of their customers.
price ($mm)
$85
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closed 3/30/2010 via PE Hub

VPIsystems, Inc., acquired Elanti Systems, Inc.

synopsis: VPIsystems, a Holmdel, N.J.-based provider of mobile network analytics and capacity management software, has acquired Elanti Systems, a provider of routing software for carrier networks.
buyer: VPIsystems, Inc.
VPIsystems is the leading provider of network planning software and services for the global telecommunications industry. VPIsystems offers two product lines: Photonic Design Automation and OnePlan. "
target: Elanti Systems, Inc.
Elanti Systems provides service management solutions for telecommunications carriers that ensure the delivery of IP services according to well-defined service guarantees. Product functionality includes real-time optimization of traffic flows, service assurance and control and service visualization.
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announced 6/2/2009 via PR Newswire

Ascom Holding AG, will acquire Ericsson TEMS AB

synopsis: Ascom has signed a binding agreement to purchase TEMS, a software company with a global market leadership position in optimization solutions for mobile networks, from Ericsson.
buyer: Ascom Holding AG (SWX:ASCN:$401.27)
Ascom is an international solution provider with comprehensive technological know-how in Mission-Critical Communication. The company concentrates on the core areas of Wireless Solutions and Security Solutions. "
target parent: Ericsson AB
target: Ericsson TEMS AB
TEMS is a software company with a global market leadership position in optimization solutions for mobile networks. TEMS has approximately 300 employees in 17 countries around the globe. Its principal locations are in Skelleftea (Sweden), and Reston, Virginia (USA).
price ($mm)
$168
rev ($mm)
$146
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1.2x
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announced 9/26/2018 via Company Press Release

SoftAtHome, will acquire V3D

synopsis: SoftAtHome, the software company dedicated to the digital home, will acquire V3D, a leading independent software vendor expert on Telecom data analytics. With SoftAtHome acquiring V3D, the company will be able to deliver a full range of solutions around “analytics for Quality of Experience.”
buyer parent: Orange S.A.
buyer: SoftAtHome
SoftAtHome creates software for operators to deploy services with the best user experience for connectivity, pay TV, Home Networking and Smart Home products. SoftAtHome products are deployed with major operators in over 20 million homes over 18 countries. "
target: V3D
V3D is a leading independent software vendor expert on Telecom data analytics for carrier network operators. V3D Solutions enable carrier network operators to monitor the true network Quality of Experience (QoE) straight from the subscribers’ perspective.
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closed 11/30/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Carnegie Technologies, acquired Pravala Networks

synopsis: Carnegie Technologies, a company that offers business solutions for business automation, infrastructure design, business intelligence, & billing systems, has acquired Pravala Networks, a company that develops seamless mobility and connected vehicle technologies.
buyer: Carnegie Technologies
Carnegie Technologies are innovators in creating real and permanent business solutions for business automation, infrastructure design, business intelligence, & billing systems. "
target: Pravala Networks
Pravala Inc., based in Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada, offers dynamic networking solutions that enable service providers to improve the mobile offload quality of experience and provide businesses with always on connectivity.
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closed 11/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Vodafone Group Plc, acquired RadioOpt GmbH

synopsis: The leading network provider Vodafone GmbH acquired 100 percent of the shares in Dresden based RadioOpt GmbH, a specialist for crowd based analysis of network per-formance using smartphone applications.
buyer: Vodafone Group Plc (LSE:VOD:$48,527.23)
Vodafone Group Plc is the world's leading mobile telecommunications company - enriching customers' lives, helping individuals, businesses and communities be more connected in a mobile world. "
target: RadioOpt GmbH
RadioOpt provides innovative software solutions to mobile network operators, helping them to optimize their networks in order to offer an ever increasing quality of experience to their subscribers.
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closed 2/25/2013 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Intucell

synopsis: Cisco announced it has completed its acquisition of privately held Intucell, based in Ra'anana, Israel. Intucell provides advanced self-optimizing network (SON) software, which enables mobile carriers to plan, configure, manage, optimize and heal cellular networks automatically, according to real-time changing network demands.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$51,904.00)
Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. Dominating the market for Internet protocol-based networking equipment, Cisco provides routers and switches used to direct data, voice, and video traffic. "
target: Intucell
Intucell was founded to change mobile network management as the world knew it. The company’s SON systems are deployed by a number of leading mobile operators worldwide, consistently exceeding expectations. Intucell delivers the world’s most advanced Self Optimizing Network (SON) solution.
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$475
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closed 6/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

ARM Ltd., acquired Stream Technologies Ltd

synopsis: Stream Technologies, a Glasgow-based wireless connectivity company, has been acquired by Japanese chip design company ARM. Stream Technologies is a connectivity management technology provider that removes the complexity of long range networks.
buyer parent: Softbank Corporation
buyer: ARM Ltd. (ARM:$1,404.42)
Based in the UK, ARM designs technology at the heart of the World's most advanced digital products. They are enabling the development of new markets and transformation of industries and society, invisibly creating opportunity for a globally connected population. "
target: Stream Technologies Ltd
Based in the UK, Stream Technologies is an advanced connectivity management platform that empowers IoT deployments of global enterprises as well as a scalable network management solution which removes the complexity of long range networks.
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closed 1/16/2015 via BusinessWire

Mavenir Systems, Inc., acquired Ulticom, Inc.

synopsis: Mavenir Systems®, a leading provider of software-based networking solutions, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Ulticom, Inc. Ulticom is a leading provider of telecom signaling solutions enabling the global transformation to 4G LTE, with key Diameter solutions deployed in ten tier one carrier networks globally.
buyer: Mavenir Systems, Inc. (MVNR:$123.22)
Mavenir Systems provides software-based networking solutions that enable mobile service providers to deliver next generation services over 4G LTE networks. Mavenir™ has a fully virtualized end to end portfolio of Voice/Video, Messaging and Mobile Core products. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Ulticom, Inc. (ULCM:$45.83)
Ulticom provides service essential signaling component and system solutions for wireless, wireline, and Internet communications. Ulticom's products are used to deploy broadband mobile access, multimedia transport control, subscriber data management and enhanced communication services.
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closed 12/3/2010 via AP - Associated Press

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired Ulticom, Inc.

synopsis: Platinum Equity announced that it has completed the acquisition of Ulticom, Inc., a provider of signaling software used in communications networks. Ulticom provides service essential signaling component and system solutions for wireless, wireline, and Internet communications.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O® firm specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of companies that provide services and solutions to customers in a broad range of business markets, including information technology, telecommunications, metals services, manufacturing and distribution. "
target parent: Comverse Technology, Inc.
target: Ulticom, Inc. (ULCM:$45.83)
Ulticom provides service essential signaling component and system solutions for wireless, wireline, and Internet communications. Ulticom's products are used to deploy broadband mobile access, multimedia transport control, subscriber data management and enhanced communication services.
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announced 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Platinum Equity, LLC, will acquire Cision AB

synopsis: Cision Ltd., a leading global provider of software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Platinum Equity, a global investment firm specializing in mergers, acquisitions, and operations.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $19 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and operations—a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O."
target parent: GTCR, LLC
target: Cision AB (CISN:$739.91)
Cision Ltd. is a leading global provider of earned media software and services to public relations and marketing communications professionals. Cision's software allows users to identify key influencers, craft and distribute strategic content, and measure meaningful impact.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,528 [$2,783]
rev ($mm)
$748
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$222
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12.5x
closed 4/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Court Square Capital Partners, acquired Data Blue

synopsis: Platinum Equity and The Gores Group announced the sale of Data Blue to Court Square Capital Partners. Founded in 2011, Data Blue is a provider of customized infrastructure, cloud architecture and virtualized solutions to enterprise customers in North America.
buyer: Court Square Capital Partners
Court Square is a middle market private equity firm with one of the most experienced investment teams in the industry. Since 1979, the team has completed 225 investments, including several landmark transactions, and has developed numerous businesses into leaders in their respective markets. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Data Blue
Data Blue delivers customized storage, backup and server virtualization solutions, utilizing vast cross-platform integration expertise and unparalleled product knowledge to meet the unique needs of its clients' IT environments.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Multi-Color Corporation merged with WS Packaging Group,

synopsis: Multi-Color Corporation announced that the anticipated acquisition by WS Packaging, an affiliate of Platinum Equity, is now complete. Multi-Color Corporation, established in 1916, is a leader in global label solutions supporting a number of the world's most prominent brands.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: WS Packaging Group
WS Packaging Group is North America's leading label converter, providing innovative packaging, shopper promotion, and branding initiatives that increase shelf impact, brand consistency, shopper engagement, and packaging line productivity. "
target: Multi-Color Corporation
Multi-Color Corporation, established in 1916, is a leader in global label solutions supporting a number of the world's most prominent brands, including leading producers of home and personal care, wine and spirits, food and beverage, healthcare and specialty consumer products.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,029 [$2,521]
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$1,738
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$304
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8.3x
closed 12/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired Jostens, Inc.

synopsis: Beverly Hills private equity firm Platinum Equity has completed the acquisition of Jostens Inc. from Newell Brands Inc. Established in 1897, Jostens was originally founded to repair customers’ keepsake jewelry. The company and the Jostens brand has grown to include products such as yearbooks, publications, class rings and consumer goods.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O® firm specialized in mergers, acquisitions, and operations of companies that provide mission-critical products, services, and solutions in diverse industries. They offer deep in-house resources and flexible acquisition solutions to sellers worldwide. "
target parent: Newell Brands Inc
target: Jostens, Inc.
Established in 1897, Jostens was originally founded to repair customers’ keepsake jewelry. The company and the Jostens brand has grown to include products such as yearbooks, publications, class rings and consumer goods.
price ($mm)
$1,300
rev ($mm)
$768
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announced 10/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Global Media & Entertainment Limited, will acquire Exterion Media

synopsis: Global, a leading media and entertainment group in the UK, has made a binding offer to acquire Exterion Media, Europe’s largest privately held out-of-home advertising business. Their core business is engaging and delivering valuable audiences for advertisers through a variety of formats and environments.
buyer: Global Media & Entertainment Limited
Global is a leading media and entertainment group in the UK. Global is home to some of the UK's biggest commercial radio brands, including Heart, Capital, Smooth and Classic FM. The group also operates two music TV channels and fifteen music festivals in the UK. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Exterion Media
Exterion Media is Europe’s largest privately held out-of-home advertising business. Their core business is engaging and delivering valuable audiences for advertisers through a variety of formats and environments including transport, billboards, street furniture and retail.
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closed 1/4/2018 via BusinessWire

SECURUS Technologies, Inc., acquired GovPayNet

synopsis: Securus Technologies, a leading provider of technology enabled solutions for public safety, law enforcement and investigations, corrections, and government payment services, announced it has acquired GovPayNet, a category leader and solution-oriented processor of credit and debit card payments to government agencies.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: SECURUS Technologies, Inc.
Securus Technologies is a leading provider of technology enabled solutions for public safety, law enforcement and investigations, corrections, and government payment services. "
target: GovPayNet
GovPayNet is a category leader and solution-oriented processor of credit and debit card payments to government agencies. The company provides consumers with payment processing services for court fines and costs; cash bail, speeding and parking violations; and real estate and property tax payments.
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closed 11/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired SECURUS Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Platinum Equity has acquired Securus Technologies, a communications technology provider to corrections and law enforcement. Securus is a leading provider of civil and criminal justice technology solutions for public safety, investigation, corrections, and monitoring.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Founded in 1995 by Tom Gores, Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with a portfolio of approximately 30 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and operations - a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: SECURUS Technologies, Inc.
Securus Technologies is committed to serve by providing emergency response, incident management, public information, investigation, biometric analysis, communication, information management, inmate self-service, and monitoring products and services in order to make our world a safer place to live.
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closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Parallax Capital Partners LLC, acquired Quark Inc.

synopsis: Quark Software Inc. announced that it has been acquired by Parallax Capital Partners, LLC, a Southern California-based software-focused private equity firm. Quark’s content automation solutions enable organizations to deliver business-critical content to any format and any channel – mobile, print, Web, and more.
buyer: Parallax Capital Partners LLC
Parallax Capital Partners, LLC, is a private equity firm focused on acquiring and operating application software and related services companies. Parallax has acquired over 20 companies and has built a track record of transitioning divisions, subsidiaries and product lines into successful entities. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Quark Inc.
Quark Software Inc. develops a content automation platform that helps large organizations streamline the creation, management, publishing and delivery of business-critical content. Their solutions automate the process with reusable Smart Content components that can be dynamically assembled.
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closed 4/11/2017 via PR Newswire

Data Blue, acquired Williams & Garcia

synopsis: Data Blue, an Atlanta-based IT services and solutions Value Added Reseller (VAR) and portfolio company of The Gores Group and Platinum Equity, announced that it has acquired Williams & Garcia, a cloud platform expertise and consulting firm in Atlanta, GA.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Data Blue
Data Blue delivers customized storage, backup and server virtualization solutions, utilizing vast cross-platform integration expertise and unparalleled product knowledge to meet the unique needs of its clients' IT environments. "
target: Williams & Garcia
Williams & Garcia helps clients design and execute IT strategies. They have been focused on delivering strategies and solutions for infrastructure and application technologies that power the next era of virtualized and container-packaged, dynamically scheduled, and microservices-based applications.
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closed 3/8/2017 via PR Newswire

More in Your Door Marketing, LLC, acquired Valpak of Greater Houston

synopsis: Valpak, a leading direct marketing company that provides print and digital advertising through a network of local franchises, announced that More in Your Door Marketing has acquired it's subsidiary Valpak of Greater Houston. More in Your Door Marketing specializes in utilizing mobile, social, search, and other forms of local marketing.
buyer: More in Your Door Marketing, LLC
More in Your Door Marketing specializes in utilizing mobile, social, search, and other forms of local marketing to drive more customers to their client's door. They offer cutting-edge marketing services to companies to build and solidify customer relationships as the cornerstone of their business. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Valpak of Greater Houston
Valpak of Greater Houston is a subsidiary of Valpak, a leading direct marketing company, that operates in Houston Texas. They provide print and digital advertising through a network of local franchises. From mailbox to mobile phone, they bring exciting local business offers to millions of consumers.
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closed 2/2/2017 via BusinessWire

Data Blue, acquired LPS Integration

synopsis: Data Blue, a provider of customized storage, backup, cloud architecture and server virtualization solutions, and a portfolio company of The Gores Group and Platinum Equity, announced that it has acquired LPS Integration, a Value Added Reseller (“VAR”) specializing in cloud infrastructure, networking, security and storage architecture.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Data Blue
Data Blue is headquartered in Atlanta, GA and delivers customized storage, backup and server virtualization and consolidation solutions to enterprise customers, with specific emphasis on Fortune 1000 companies. "
target: LPS Integration
Founded in 2002, LPS Integration is the connector between innovative technology partners and valued customers to deliver trusted, top-of-the-line IT solutions and services. LPS Integration addresses customers' technology needs on a personal level.
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closed 1/4/2017 via Market Wire

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired Cox Target Media, Inc.

synopsis: Platinum Equity, a global investment firm, announced it has acquired the businesses of Cox Target Media (CTM) from Cox Media Group. Based in St. Petersburg, Fla., CTM's businesses comprise one of the nation's largest direct marketing service providers, reaching more than 100 million consumers.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O® firm specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of companies that provide services and solutions to customers in a broad range of business markets, including information technology, telecommunications, logistics, manufacturing and distribution. "
target parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
target: Cox Target Media, Inc.
Cox Target Media, Inc., a leading digital and direct marketing company, helps companies of all sizes connect with consumers to drive business results through its Valpak and Savings.com businesses.
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announced 10/26/2015 via Company Press Release

Pomeroy IT Solutions will be merged with Tolt Solutions,

synopsis: Platinum Equity announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Pomeroy, a provider of high quality IT infrastructure services, to Tolt Solutions, a provider of innovative technology solutions and managed services to retail and distributed enterprise customers.
buyer parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
buyer: Tolt Solutions
Tolt Solutions has consistently delivered mission-critical infrastructure management solutions to its customers through its comprehensive managed service offering and national footprint, which provides customers with a single point‐of‐contact for all their in‐store technology needs. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Pomeroy IT Solutions
Pomeroy’s ITIL-certified professionals employ a process-centric approach to working with clients to assess, plan, design, build, test, implement, manage and optimize each client's IT infrastructure, leading to the creation of tangible business value and return on their IT investments.
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closed 4/2/2015 via Company Press Release

TomTom NV, acquired Whereis Maps

synopsis: TomTom announces the acquisition of Location Navigation including the WhereIs map assets of Australia from Sensis. TomTom will acquire all business activities of Location Navigation including its mapping IP and customer database.
buyer: TomTom NV (ENXTAM:TOM2:$1,079.90)
Founded in 1991, TomTom is a leading provider of navigation and location-based products and services. TomTom maps, traffic information and navigation technology power automotive in-dash systems, mobile devices, web based applications and government and business solutions. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Whereis Maps
Whereis Maps is a leading provider of digital maps and content for Australia, and among the leading digital maps and content providers for New Zealand as well. Whereis.com provides maps and directions to almost any address in Australia, plus points of interest along the way.
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closed 1/16/2015 via BusinessWire

Mavenir Systems, Inc., acquired Ulticom, Inc.

synopsis: Mavenir Systems®, a leading provider of software-based networking solutions, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Ulticom, Inc. Ulticom is a leading provider of telecom signaling solutions enabling the global transformation to 4G LTE, with key Diameter solutions deployed in ten tier one carrier networks globally.
buyer: Mavenir Systems, Inc. (MVNR:$123.22)
Mavenir Systems provides software-based networking solutions that enable mobile service providers to deliver next generation services over 4G LTE networks. Mavenir™ has a fully virtualized end to end portfolio of Voice/Video, Messaging and Mobile Core products. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Ulticom, Inc. (ULCM:$45.83)
Ulticom provides service essential signaling component and system solutions for wireless, wireline, and Internet communications. Ulticom's products are used to deploy broadband mobile access, multimedia transport control, subscriber data management and enhanced communication services.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/13/2014 via BNC Analysis

Platinum Equity, LLC, will acquire Sensis

synopsis: Telstra announced it had entered into an agreement to sell a 70 percent stake in its directories business, Sensis to US based private equity firm, Platinum Equity. Sensis' integrated network of local search and digital marketing solutions delivers real, measurable business leads to Australian businesses. .
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O® firm specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of companies that provide services and solutions to customers in a broad range of business markets, including information technology, telecommunications, logistics, manufacturing and distribution. "
target parent: Telstra Corporation Limited
target: Sensis
Sensis' integrated network of local search and digital marketing solutions delivers real, measurable business leads to Australian businesses. Sensis' multichannel network includes Yellow Pages, White Pages, the 1234 and 12456 Call Connect voice services, and more.
price ($mm)
$411*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$652
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
0.9x
closed 9/5/2013 via PR Newswire

Super D, acquired Alliance Entertainment Corp

synopsis: Super D, a Global Music Wholesaler has acquired Alliance Entertainment, from Platinum Equity and The Gores Group, creating the world's largest Wholesaler of Music and Video. Super D and Alliance are the primary e-commerce suppliers for CD, DVD, and Blu-Ray products.
buyer: Super D
Super D, Inc. distributes domestic and imported music CDs, movies, vinyl records, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and video games worldwide. The company also provides services, such as direct to consumer dropship programs; and Superfile, a pre-recorded audio, video, and games product database and import data. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Alliance Entertainment Corp
Alliance Entertainment is the largest wholesale distributor of CD, DVD and Blu-Ray titles in the United States, providing distribution, fulfillment and other services to such retailers as Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, Wal-Mart.com, Target.com and BestBuy.com.
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announced 7/17/2013 via BNC Analysis

Platinum Equity, LLC, will acquire CBS Outdoor International

synopsis: An affiliate of Platinum Equity has made an irrevocable binding offer to acquire CBS Outdoor International. CBSO International is a leading outdoor media company and is among the largest out-of-home media and billboard businesses in Europe, providing custom media solutions to outdoor advertising agencies and direct clients in Europe and China.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global M&A&O® firm specialized in mergers, acquisitions, and operations of companies that provide mission-critical products, services, and solutions in diverse industries. "
target parent: CBS Corporation
target: CBS Outdoor International
CBS Outdoor International is a leading outdoor media company and is among the largest out-of-home media and billboard businesses in Europe, providing custom media solutions to outdoor advertising agencies and direct clients in the UK, Ireland, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and China.
price ($mm)
$225
rev ($mm)
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closed 5/2/2013 via Market Wire

Platinum Equity, LLC, purchased CheckView from Checkpoint Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Platinum Equity announced that it has completed the acquisition of CheckView from Checkpoint Systems, Inc. CheckView is a leading security systems integrator that provides physical and electronic security solutions exclusively for retail customers. As a result of the acquisition, Checkview will benefit from new financial and operational resources.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global M&A firm specializing in the merger, acquisition and operation of companies that provide services and solutions to customers in a broad range of business markets, including IT, telecommunications, logistics, metals services, manufacturing and distribution. "
seller: Checkpoint Systems, Inc. (CKP:$587.16)
CheckView is a leading security systems integrator that provides physical and electronic security solutions exclusively for retail customers.
price ($mm)
$5.40
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announced 3/19/2013 via Market Wire

Filtrona plc, will acquire Contego Healthcare Limited

synopsis: Platinum Equity announced it has signed a definitive agreement to sell Contego Healthcare Limited to Filtrona plc. Contego Healthcare, one of Europe's leading and most technically advanced packaging manufacturers, makes cartons, leaflets, self-adhesive labels, and printed foils for blister packs for the pharmaceutical and healthcare markets.
buyer: Filtrona plc (FLRAF:$1,003.33)
Filtrona plc is an international supplier of specialty plastic, fiber and foam products. These include: Protection & Finishing Products, which is a supplier of protection and finishing products, manufacturing and distributing plastic injection-moulded, vinyl dip-molded, and metal items; and more. "
target parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
target: Contego Healthcare Limited
Contego Healthcare is a pan-European specialist business, providing an unrivalled range of innovative packaging solutions to meet the rapidly changing requirements of the pharmaceutical and healthcare markets - for today and tomorrow.
price ($mm)
$242
rev ($mm)
$167
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG, acquired WEBfactory GmbH

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

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired iMDsoft

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

MetrixLab, acquired MarketTools Inc.

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

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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announced 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
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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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)
$132
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EBITDA ($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)
$55
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Flatex, will acquire DEGIRO B.V.

synopsis: flatex Bank AG, a leading online brokerage business in Europe, will acquire DEGIRO BV, one of the fastest growing online brokers in Europe. DEGIRO provides affordable, custom-made financial services for investors worldwide. Their intuitive platform accommodates all styles of investing, and offers a large number of financial instruments and markets.
buyer: Flatex (DB:FLA:$132.15)
Flatex is a leading online brokerage business in Europe. Flatex provides an affordable and mobile online broker-platform with expert service and advice. Flatex offers trading in all common securities such as shares, funds and ETFs in exchange and over-the-counter trading. "
target: DEGIRO B.V.
DEGIRO is one of the fastest growing online brokers in Europe. DEGIRO provides affordable, custom-made financial services for investors worldwide. Their intuitive platform accommodates all styles of investing, and offers a large number of financial instruments and markets.
price ($mm)
$279
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

VinaCapital Investment Management, acquired Smartly Pte Ltd

synopsis: VinaCapital, one of Vietnam’s leading investment management and real estate development firms, has acquired Smartly, a Singapore-based, financial technology company building a new-generation robo-advisor, providing a digital wealth management platform to retail investors.
buyer: VinaCapital Investment Management
Founded in 2003, VinaCapital is one of Vietnam’s leading investment management and real estate development firms, with a diversified portfolio of USD1.8 billion in assets under management. "
target: Smartly Pte Ltd
Smartly is a Singapore-based, financial technology company building a new-generation robo-advisor, providing a digital wealth management platform to retail investors.
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NMS Communications
NMS Communications
NMS Communications is a leading provider of technologies and solutions for mobile applications and infrastructure. NMS develops products that enable new mobile voice, data and video applications and improve the performance and quality of wireless networks.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$82.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.80)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.81)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
347
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Ticker: SIX:MYRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Myriad Group AG
Myriad Group AG
Myriad Group AG is a global leader in mobile technology and has shipped software in more than 2 billion devices. Its comprehensive portfolio includes browsers, messaging, Java, user interfaces and middleware for all types of mobile phones, from ultra-low cost handsets to advanced smartphones.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$56.29
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($25.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: SNCR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
Synchronoss Technologies, Inc.
Synchronoss Technologies is the leader in mobile cloud innovation and software-based activation for mobile carriers around the world. The company’s technology solutions allow customers to connect, synchronize and activate connected devices and services that empower enterprises and consumers.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$474.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$115.99
EBIT ($mm)
$77.00
Net Income ($mm)
$35.14
Employees
1765
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Ticker: TEUM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pareteum Corporation
Pareteum Corporation
Pareteum Corporation is a leading provider of mobile networking software and services. Pareteum empowers Mobile Virtual Network Operators (MVNOs) and Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) by providing a patented cloud based mobile communications infrastructure, operating software and managed services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$32.44
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.96)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.38)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
138
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Ticker: XTRA:CYR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
cyan AG
cyan is a European provider of intelligent, white labeled IT security solutions. Their main business areas are mobile security solutions for the end customers of mobile network operators and fixed line internet service providers, the insurance & financial services sector and government institutions.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALANV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anevia
Anevia
Anevia is a company in France that provides multiscreen OTT and IPTV solutions for live and on-demand video streaming to television sets, computers, tablets, and mobile phones. Their solutions cover the entire value chain and allow content distributors to build their own head-ends and CDNs.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$13.99
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.95)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.22)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
57
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Ticker: AKAM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Akamai Technologies
Akamai Technologies
Akamai, the leader in Content Delivery Network services, makes the Internet fast, reliable and secure for its customers. Their advanced web performance, mobile performance, cloud security and media delivery solutions are revolutionizing how businesses optimize experiences for any device, anywhere.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,794.57
EBITDA ($mm)
$782.96
EBIT ($mm)
$509.29
Net Income ($mm)
$422.64
Employees
7519
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Ticker: RBBN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sonus Networks, Inc.
Sonus Networks, Inc.
Sonus Networks, Inc. enables and secures real-time communications so the world's leading service providers and enterprises can embrace the next generation of SIP and 4G/LTE solutions including VoIP, video, instant messaging and online collaboration.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$557.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($44.50)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2457
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Ticker: DIMI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DiMi Telematics International, Inc.
DiMi Telematics International, Inc.
DiMi Telematics International, Inc. is engaged in the design, development and distribution of cloud-based, Machine-to-Machine communications solutions used to remotely track, monitor, manage and protect multiple fixed and mobile assets in real-time from virtually any desktop or device.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.39)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ANET
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Arista Networks, Inc.
Arista Networks pioneered software-driven, cognitive cloud networking for large-scale datacenter and campus environments. Arista's award-winning platforms redefine and deliver availability, agility, automation, analytics and security.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,897.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$606.09
EBIT ($mm)
$584.16
Net Income ($mm)
$226.82
Employees
1800
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Ticker: CMRO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comarco, Inc.
Comarco provides mobile power solutions through its ChargeSource line of multi-function universal mobile power products which can simultaneously power and charge multiple devices such as notebook computers, mobile phones, BlackBerry smartphones, iPods, and many other rechargeable mobile devices.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$26.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.18)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.96)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
36
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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)
$6,895.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,118.00
EBIT ($mm)
$858.00
Net Income ($mm)
$4,263.00
Employees
0
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,568.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,555.67
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
2019
rev ($mm)
$4,733.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,096.97
Employees
0
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,068.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,458.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,400.50
Net Income ($mm)
$379.10
Employees
0
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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: 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
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,816.74
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$489.91
Employees
0
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,653.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,498.31
EBIT ($mm)
$1,494.66
Net Income ($mm)
$1,509.24
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: SWX:PGHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 900 institutional investors worldwide. They have USD 66 billion in assets under management and more than 950 professionals across 19 offices worldwide.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,024.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$626.28
EBIT ($mm)
$620.16
Net Income ($mm)
$587.63
Employees
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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: 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: 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)
$561.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$218.00
EBIT ($mm)
$205.11
Net Income ($mm)
$183.41
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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