Like BertelsmannSpringer

closed 9/16/2003 via BusinessWire

Candover Parters Ltd, Cinven, acquired BertelsmannSpringer

synopsis: Transaction of BertelsmannSpringer legally completes 9/16/03. Cinven and Candover, two of Europe’s leading investment companies, have bought BertelsmannSpringer. As of the Frankfurt Bookfair 2003 to be renamed Springer Science+Business Media.
buyer: Cinven
buyer: Candover Parters Ltd
Cinven is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. Founded in 1977, the firm has been a totally independent business since 1995, focusing entirely on larger European buyouts. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: BertelsmannSpringer
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
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$1,086
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$756
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$169
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1.6x
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7.1x
closed 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media merged with Macmillan Science and Education,

synopsis: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Holtzbrinck) and BC Partners (BCP) have merged Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) in its entirety with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (MSE), namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Science and Education
Macmillan Science and Education houses brands that date back to 1843 (Macmillan), 1845 (Scientific American) and 1869 (Nature). Macmillan's businesses create techniques, technology and materials that make learning and discovery easier for students, teachers and researchers. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
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closed 8/15/2013 via Company Press Release

BC Partners, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: Funds advised by BC Partners, the European private equity firm, together with management has acquired the leading global STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media, from EQT Partners and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GICIC”) for approximately EUR 3.3 billion including performance components.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the European buy-out market for over 25 years. BC Partners principally invests in Europe, acquiring and developing European and multinational businesses to create value in partnership with management. "
target parent: EQT
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
price ($mm)
$4,423
rev ($mm)
$1,315
EBITDA ($mm)
$457
EV / rev
4.5x
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13.0x
closed 2/2/2010 via Capital IQ

EQT Funds Management Limited, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: EQT, a leading European private equity fund, and GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”), have acquired 82% and 18% respectively of Springer Science+Business Media, the world’s second-largest scientific, technical and medical publisher.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited (EQT:$687.20)
buyer: Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
EQT is a leading private equity group with operations in in Northern and Eastern Europe and Asia. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”) is a global investment management company established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. "
target parent: Cinven
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$3,358
rev ($mm)
$1,227
EBITDA ($mm)
$367
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 8/13/2013 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, has acquired Woodhead Publishing Limited, a UK-based publisher known for its high-quality content in the fields of materials science, food science, engineering, energy & environmental technology, textile technology and biomedicine.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. The company works in partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and close to 20,000 book titles. "
target: Woodhead Publishing Limited
Woodhead Publishing Ltd. is a leading independent international publishing company. Woodhead publishes in six main subject areas: food science, technology and nutrition; materials engineering; welding and metallurgy; textile technology; environmental technology; finance, commodities and investment.
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announced 9/16/2015 via BNC Analysis

SAGE Publications, will purchase 19 Journals from Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd

synopsis: SAGE is delighted to announce that it has acquired the majority of journals owned and published by the independent science and technology publisher, Multi-science. The acquisition results in 19 titles transferring to SAGE as of 2016.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
seller: Multi-Science Publishing Co Ltd
Multi-science is an independent publisher of scientific and technology journals, publishing a unique portfolio of journals across engineering, energy and environmental studies, aerospace/aeronautics and sports science.
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closed 8/26/2021 via BusinessWire

Top Hat, acquired Morton Publishing Company

synopsis: Canada-based Top Hat has acquired Morton Publishing Company, an independent press that specializes in educational content for the sciences. The acquisition includes over 600 labs and course materials that will be converted into customizable digital courseware on Top Hat’s platform to continue to deliver affordable course materials to students.
buyer: Top Hat
Based in Toronto, Top Hat is the only all-in-one teaching and learning platform that enables active learning — a proven student-centred teaching pedagogy that promotes deep understanding, critical thinking, and subject mastery — with interactive content, tools, and activities. "
target: Morton Publishing Company
Morton Publishing Company is a market leader in publishing innovative, full-color laboratory manuals, photographic atlases, and study materials for the life sciences. Over the past thirty years, Morton has published best-selling books in the biological sciences, allied health, and anthropology.
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closed 1/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired Hindawi Publishing Corporation

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons announced the acquisition of Hindawi, an innovator in open access publishing and one of the world's fastest growing scientific research publishers. The acquisition of Hindawi significantly increases Wiley’s position as a global leader in research by adding quality, scale and growth to the company’s open access publishing program.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley drives the world forward with research and education. Through publishing, platforms and services, they help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world. "
target: Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Hindawi was one of the first publishers to convert its entire portfolio to pure Open Access and has spent the last ten years developing its experience in this area. Founded in Cairo, Egypt by Ahmed Hindawi and Nagwa Abdelmottaleb, they now publishes more than 200 peer-reviewed open access journals.
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closed 12/5/2011 via PR Newswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired Medknow Publications Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading provider of information and business intelligence for students, professionals and institutions in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy, has acquired Medknow PVT Ltd., a leading Scientific, Technical & Medical journal publishing operation and one of the largest open access publishers in the world.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Its customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target: Medknow Publications Pvt. Ltd.
Medknow Publications Pvt. Ltd. is a leading Scientific, Technical & Medical (STM) journal publishing operation headquartered in Mumbai, India and one of the largest open access publishers in the world.
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closed 4/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Metapress

synopsis: Atypon Systems, Inc. has acquired the Metapress business from EBSCO Online, Inc., which has made the decision to discontinue the Metapress platform. Metapress offers comprehensive web publishing solutions for publishers of scholarly journals and electronic books. Current Metapress clients will be transitioned to Atypon’s Literatum platform.
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers and media organizations do business. Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world. "
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Metapress
Metapress has been a leader in hosting Science/Technical/Medical content since the beginning of the transition from print to electronic format. They have established a reputation for disseminating scholarly information on the Web and hosting highly ranked journals and e-books in many disciplines.
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closed 2/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Dricki, acquired Etalktech

synopsis: Dricki, a leading Digital Marketing Agency acquired Etalktech.com, India’s fastest growing Technology and social media blog for the blogging community where bloggers and content managers from all backgrounds connect to learn from each other while networking with industry leaders in the blogging community.
buyer: Dricki
India-based, Dricki is a digital marketing agency that specializes in Search Engine Optimization, PPC services, Conversion Rate Optimization and Content Marketing and Website Designing. After having an experience of almost a decade of working with brands such as HVS, Search-Wire, Realpin and more. "
target: Etalktech
Etalktech is India’s leading blogging Platform where bloggers and content managers from all backgrounds connect to learn from each other while networking with industry leaders in the blogging community.
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closed 8/4/2014 via Market Wire

O'Reilly Media, Inc., acquired Safari Books Online, LLC

synopsis: O'Reilly Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired Pearson's 50% interest in Safari Books Online, LLC. Developed by O'Reilly and launched as a joint venture with Pearson in 2001, Safari will continue to operate as an independent entity offering more than 25,000 books, videos, and courses on technology and business.
buyer: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Safari Books Online, LLC
Safari Books Online is an on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. Technology professionals, software developers, web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari Books Online.
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closed 6/11/2014 via Company Press Release

Taylor & Francis Group plc, acquired Landes Bioscience Publishers

synopsis: Taylor & Francis Group has acquired Austin TX-based publisher Landes Bioscience Inc (LBI). LBI’s list of 50 journal titles cover a range of topics, including genetics, cell biology, molecular biology and biomedicine.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Taylor & Francis Group plc
Taylor & Francis is a leading international academic publisher. Operating from a network of 20 global offices, the Taylor & Francis Group publishes more than 1,500 journals and around 1,800 new books each year, with a books backlist in excess of 20,000 specialist titles. "
target: Landes Bioscience Publishers
Landes Bioscience is a bioscience book and journal publishing company. The company publishes an array of journals and books that cover a range of topics, from their most popular journal, Cell Cycle to Genetically Modified Crops.
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closed 9/8/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired ITBusinessEdge

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of IT Business Edge (ITBE), an online media and marketing company. The addition of ITBE allows QuinStreet to expand its reach and capabilities in delivering targeted, measurable marketing results to business to business technology marketers.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: ITBusinessEdge
IT Business Edge is an online media and marketing company that provides targeted content for senior business and technology decision makers, and measurable marketing programs for IT marketers.
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$24
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closed 8/16/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Future plc, purchased Wealth, Knowledge and B2B Technology Brands from Dennis Publishing Limited

synopsis: Future plc has acquired a portfolio of leading Wealth, Knowledge and B2B Pro Technology specialist brands from Dennis Publishing. The brands included in the acquisition are: The Week / The Week US, The Week Junior / TWJ US, MoneyWeek, Kiplinger, Science & Nature, IT Pro, Computer Active, PC Pro, Minecraft World, and Coach.
buyer: Future plc (LSE:FUTR:$606.80)
Based in the UK, Future plc is an international media group and leading digital publisher. The Group operates two separately managed brand-led divisions: Media and Magazine. The Magazine division is brand-led while the Media division focuses on being at the forefront of digital innovation. "
seller parent: Exponent Private Equity
seller: Dennis Publishing Limited
The brands included in the acquisition are: The Week / The Week US, The Week Junior / TWJ US, MoneyWeek, Kiplinger, Science & Nature, IT Pro, Computer Active, PC Pro, Minecraft World, and Coach. Dennis Publishing Ltd. is a British independent publisher, founded in 1973 by Felix Dennis.
price ($mm)
$416
rev ($mm)
$145
EBITDA ($mm)
$28
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
15.0x
closed 6/24/2015 via PR Newswire

Safari Books Online, LLC, acquired Popforms

synopsis: Safari, the leading global platform for technology and business learning, announced the purchase of the assets of Popforms, a creator of courses and tools supporting technical leaders looking to advance in their careers. Popforms transformins leadership training by focusing on the unique characteristics of early career technical managers.
buyer parent: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
buyer: Safari Books Online, LLC
Safari is the premier, mobile-friendly, online learning library for technology and business professionals. More than 200 publishers and training providers contribute over 30,000 books, instructional videos, audiobooks, and conference talks to the library. "
target: Popforms
Popforms creates tools that are designed to help today’s technical leaders shine in their roles. Their ongoing content tools empower leaders with the knowledge they need to keep growing their skills, plus strategic tools to help them engage and grow amazing teams.
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announced 5/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Saraiva S.A. Livreiros Editores, will acquire Editora Érica Ltda.

synopsis: Saraiva S.A. Livreiros Editores signed a contract to purchase Editora Érica Ltda. Editora Érica Ltda. publishes books focused on the technology sector.
buyer: Saraiva S.A. Livreiros Editores
Saravia.com.br is a pioneer in e-commerce in Brazil. It is one of the largest online retailers of books in Brazil. Saravia operated 91 stores in 2009 and was the largest bookstore chain in Brazil in terms of revenue. "
target: Editora Érica Ltda.
Editora Érica Ltda. operates as a publishing house in Brazil. Their books are targeted at the technology segment, including titles in the areas of Administration, Electronics, Electrical, Mechanical, Computer, Internet, Networks and Telecommunications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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0.0x
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0.0x
closed 6/5/2009 via Company Press Release

Emerald Group Publishing, purchased Agricultural Finance Review from Cornell University

synopsis: Emerald Group Publishing Limited is delighted to announce the acquisition of the Agricultural Finance Review from Cornell University, USA. The journal is the only one in its field to focus on issues relating to agricultural and agribusiness finance.
buyer: Emerald Group Publishing
Established in 1967, Emerald Group Publishing Limited is the world's leading publisher of management research. In total, Emerald publishes over 700 titles, comprising 200 journals, over 300 books and more than 200 book series as well as an extensive range of online products and services. "
seller: Cornell University
Founded in 1865 and located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell University is a private university with four state-supported statutory or contract colleges. Cornell is one of two private land grant universities, and a member of the Ivy League.
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announced 7/5/2007 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media, will acquire Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media and Elsevier GmbH have signed a binding agreement for the acquisition by Springer of the assets and liabilities of Spektrum Akademischer Verlag from Elsevier. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag (SAV) specializes in scientific publications.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
Spektrum Akademischer Verlag specialises in scientific publications and was acquired by Elsevier from Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck in 2003. The publishing programme includes 700 books and 3 journals, including the magazine BIOSpektrum. The vast majority of SAV’s publications are in German.
price ($mm)
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$10
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closed 8/21/2006 via PR Newswire

Reed Business Information, purchased book titles relating to digital video,embedded systems and telecoms from CMP Technology, Inc.

synopsis: United Business Media plc announces that CMP Technology, UBM's US-based B2B technology media business, has sold book titles relating to digital video, embedded systems and telecoms to Elsevier, Inc. for a total cash consideration of $2.1m.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Reed Business Information
Reed Business Information is a leading provider of critical information and marketing solutions to business professionals in targeted industry sectors. Our market-leading properties include more than 135 business-to-business publications and over 125 Web sites. "
seller parent: United Business Media PLC
seller: CMP Technology, Inc.
CMP Technology is the USA's leading high tech B2B media company, providing marketing solutions for the global technology industry. Through its market-leading portfolio of trusted information brands, CMP Tech has earned the confidence of more technology professionals than any other media company.
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$2.10
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closed 9/14/2022 via Company Press Release

Springer Nature, acquired Medbee GmbH

synopsis: Springer Nature, a leading research, educational and professional publisher, has acquired Medbee, a professional online mobile network for doctors in Austria. Medbee makes it easy for doctors to collect and share medical information. The app enables data and documents to be individually organised and accessed via smartphones.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Springer Nature
Springer Nature is a leading research, educational and professional publisher, providing quality content to its communities through a range of innovative platforms, products and services. Springer Nature's imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people around the globe. "
target: Medbee GmbH
Medbee is a professional online mobile network for doctors in Austria. Medbee makes it easy for doctors to collect and share medical information. The app enables data and documents to be individually organised and accessed via smartphones, making it easy to use in everyday practice situations.
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closed 3/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Springer Nature, acquired Atlantis Press

synopsis: Springer Nature has acquired Atlantis Press, an open access (OA) publisher specialising in conference proceedings and journal publishing, founded in 2006 in Paris. Containing more than 1,200 conference proceedings, the Atlantis Press portfolio is a valuable addition to Springer Nature’s book portfolio.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Springer Nature
Springer Nature is a leading research, educational and professional publisher, providing quality content to its communities through a range of innovative platforms, products and services. Springer Nature's imprints, books, journals and resources reach millions of people around the globe. "
target: Atlantis Press
Atlantis Press is a professional publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) proceedings, journals and books. They offer world-class services, fast turnaround times and personalised communication.
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announced 12/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

SPi Global Solutions, will acquire Scientific Publishing Services

synopsis: SPi Global will acquire Scientific Publishing Services from research and education publisher Springer Nature Group. Scientific Publishing Services is an end-to-end solutions provider for print and digital publishers offering a diversified suite of services to science, technology and medical and social sciences book and journal publishers.
buyer: SPi Global Solutions
SPi Global is a market leading content technology and content solutions enterprise that provides data services and subject matter expertise (SME) to multiple industries such as publishing, finance, healthcare and life sciences, media and retail, research, learning, and corporates. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Scientific Publishing Services
Scientific Publishing Services is an end-to-end solutions provider for print and digital publishers offering a diversified suite of services to science, technology and medical and humanities and social sciences book and journal publishers, and has evolved to become a full-service offshore partner.
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announced 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

DeepMatter Group Plc, will acquire Infochem Gmbh

synopsis: DeepMatter, the AIM-listed company focusing on digitizing chemistry, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire from global publisher Springer Nature the entire issued share capital of Infochem GmbH, a specialist in cheminformatics.
buyer: DeepMatter Group Plc (:$1.01)
DeepMatter provides an integrated software, hardware and AI-enabled platform, DigitalGlassware™, to scientists across research and process development sectors. The platform allows chemistry experiments to be accurately and systematically recorded, coded and entered into a shared data cloud. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Infochem Gmbh
Infochem GmbH is a chemical software company. Founded in 1989, Infochem has extensive scientific expertise and a long tradition in developing successful software solutions for handling retrieval, structures and reactions.
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$2.28
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closed 11/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Springer Nature, acquired iversity

synopsis: Springer Nature, a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, has acquired iversity, an online learning platform that provides high-quality academic and professional development courses. iversity offers individuals and corporate clients MOOCs and online professional development courses from a wide range of topics.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Springer Nature
Springer Nature is a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. "
target: iversity
iversity partners with academic institutions and knowledge-based companies to offer academic and professional development courses online. Individuals as well as corporate clients and their employees can choose between MOOCs and online professional development courses from a wide range of topics.
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closed 3/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

ReadCube, acquired Papers

synopsis: ReadCube, an innovative software developer serving researchers, publishers, academic and commercial organizations, acquired Papers from global academic publisher Springer Nature. Papers is a London-based, reference manager tool which helps researchers find and organize a personal library and cite research literature.
buyer: ReadCube
Labtiva’s ReadCube is a free software application designed to provide researchers a more efficient and intuitive means of managing and discovering relevant literature in their field. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Papers
Papers provides powerful tools for organizing and discovering academic papers. It is a research literature management solution for PC, Mac, iPad and iPhone that allows users to find articles using any of its built-in search engines, to import and organize articles, to read and annotate articles.
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closed 6/24/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Living Reviews Journals

synopsis: Springer has acquired the three pioneering ‘living’ open access journals: Living Reviews in Relativity, Living Reviews in Solar Physics and Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics from the Max Planck Society. All three open access journals are published online only, and all research reviews can be read by anyone.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. "
target parent: Max Planck Society
target: Living Reviews Journals
Living Reviews in Relativity publishes research in all areas of general relativity theory. Living Reviews in Solar Physics publishes research in all areas of solar and heliospheric physics. Living Reviews in Computational Astrophysics publishes research in all areas of computational astrophysics.
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closed 5/6/2015 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media merged with Macmillan Science and Education,

synopsis: Holtzbrinck Publishing Group (Holtzbrinck) and BC Partners (BCP) have merged Springer Science+Business Media (owned by funds advised by BCP) in its entirety with the majority of Holtzbrinck-owned Macmillan Science and Education (MSE), namely Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan and the global businesses of Macmillan Education.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Science and Education
Macmillan Science and Education houses brands that date back to 1843 (Macmillan), 1845 (Scientific American) and 1869 (Nature). Macmillan's businesses create techniques, technology and materials that make learning and discovery easier for students, teachers and researchers. "
target parent: BC Partners
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
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closed 1/29/2014 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Planète Permis SAS

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media has acquired Planète Permis SAS, based in Gertwiller, France. Planète Permis SAS is a French publisher of driving school materials.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services. "
target: Planète Permis SAS
Planète Permis SAS is a French publisher of driving school materials.
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closed 8/15/2013 via Company Press Release

BC Partners, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: Funds advised by BC Partners, the European private equity firm, together with management has acquired the leading global STM publisher Springer Science+Business Media, from EQT Partners and the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GICIC”) for approximately EUR 3.3 billion including performance components.
buyer: BC Partners
BC Partners is a leading private equity firm that has played an active role in the development of the European buy-out market for over 25 years. BC Partners principally invests in Europe, acquiring and developing European and multinational businesses to create value in partnership with management. "
target parent: EQT
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific, technical and medical publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate R&D departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
price ($mm)
$4,423
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$1,315
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closed 5/3/2013 via Company Press Release

JISC Collections, acquired SpringerProtocols

synopsis: Springer announced that JISC Collections has purchased the archive content of SpringerProtocols; the world’s largest database of life sciences protocols. SpringerProtocols contains more than 31,000 protocols, most of which come from the classic book series “Methods in Molecular Biology”.
buyer: JISC Collections
JISC Collections supports the procurement of digital content for education and research in the UK. They are uniquely placed to provide members with: expertise in negotiating and procurement, within the scholarly communications sector. "
target parent: EQT
target: SpringerProtocols
SpringerProtocols combines the world’s largest collection of life sciences and bio-medicine protocols with advanced search functionality. Used primarily in the life sciences, the protocols provide sets of instructions that allow scientists to recreate experiments in their own laboratories.
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closed 11/5/2012 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Mekentosj BV

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media has acquired Mekentosj BV and Livfe Ltd, developers of the leading reference manager software Papers. It allows researchers to organize, use, share and cite their research literature more effectively. Papers puts their entire research literature database in their pocket.
buyer parent: EQT
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific publisher, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. The company is also a trusted provider of local-language professional publications in Europe, especially in Germany and the Netherlands. "
target: Mekentosj BV
Mekentosj BV and Livfe Ltd developed leading reference manager software Papers. Papers radically improves the way researchers handle their scientific literature. It centralizes search, downloads and organizing references and documents in one tool, functioning as a personal library of research.
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closed 8/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Canopus Academic Publishing

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media has acquired the works of Canopus Academic Publishing Ltd. (CAP), a UK-based physics and astronomy publisher. CAP is a sister company of Canopus Publishing Ltd. The acquired assets consist of more than 50 published and contracted, or planned, monographs, proceedings, and major reference works.
buyer parent: EQT Partners AB
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific publisher, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. The company is also a trusted provider of local-language professional publications in Europe, especially in Germany and the Netherlands. "
target: Canopus Academic Publishing
Canopus Academic Publishing's focus is on research level titles aimed at those working in academia and industry. Books published include research monographs, graduate level texts, and major reference works, such as the forthcoming Handbook of Visual Displays Technology.
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closed 12/23/2011 via PR Newswire

Springer Science & Business Media, purchased Pharma Marketing & Publishing from Wolters Kluwer Health

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer has completed the sale of its pharma-related Marketing & Publishing Services business to Springer Science+Business Media. The sale is part of Wolters Kluwer's strategy to focus on core health markets through its Wolters Kluwer Health & Pharma Solutions division.
buyer parent: EQT Funds Management Limited
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a leading global scientific publisher, delivering quality content through innovative information products and services. The company is also a trusted provider of local-language professional publications in Europe, especially in Germany and the Netherlands. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Its customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy.
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closed 2/2/2010 via Capital IQ

EQT Funds Management Limited, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: EQT, a leading European private equity fund, and GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”), have acquired 82% and 18% respectively of Springer Science+Business Media, the world’s second-largest scientific, technical and medical publisher.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited (EQT:$687.20)
buyer: Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
EQT is a leading private equity group with operations in in Northern and Eastern Europe and Asia. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”) is a global investment management company established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. "
target parent: Cinven
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$3,358
rev ($mm)
$1,227
EBITDA ($mm)
$367
EV / rev
2.6x
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8.6x
announced 7/5/2007 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media, will acquire Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media and Elsevier GmbH have signed a binding agreement for the acquisition by Springer of the assets and liabilities of Spektrum Akademischer Verlag from Elsevier. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag (SAV) specializes in scientific publications.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
Spektrum Akademischer Verlag specialises in scientific publications and was acquired by Elsevier from Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck in 2003. The publishing programme includes 700 books and 3 journals, including the magazine BIOSpektrum. The vast majority of SAV’s publications are in German.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
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0.0x
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closed 2/20/2007 via

Springer Science & Business Media, purchased 29 journals, including Society from Transaction Publishers Incorporated

synopsis: Transaction Publishers is selling its journals portfolio to Springer Science+Business. In a move that will considerably expand its social sciences offering, Springer has acquired 29 journals from the New Jersey-based specialist publisher.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners. "
seller: Transaction Publishers Incorporated
Transaction Publishers is a major independent publisher of social scientific books, periodicals and serials. Transaction's mission is scholarly and professional inquiry into the nature of society. Transaction offers publications in older, established disciplines as well as recently established ones.
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closed 9/5/2006 via BusinessWire

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Humana Press

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media has announced its acquisition of Humana Press Inc. a leading publisher of research-level books and journals in molecular biology, neuroscience, cancer research, and medicine.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners. "
target: Humana Press
Humana Press is a major worldwide publisher of books and journals in molecular biology, neuroscience, cancer research, and medicine.
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closed 11/10/2005 via PR Newswire

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Current Medicine Group

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media (Springer) has acquired the Current Medicine Group (CMG), a leading publisher for the healthcare community. CMG is based in the United Kingdom and the United States and consists of four different operating units.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners. "
target: Current Medicine Group
Current Medicine, Current Science, and Science Press Group have joined forces to bring you an even wider range of products and services. Under the banner of Current Medicine Group (CMG) we can now provide you with everything from review journals, monographs and image collections to specialist websi
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closed 9/16/2003 via BusinessWire

Candover Parters Ltd, Cinven, acquired BertelsmannSpringer

synopsis: Transaction of BertelsmannSpringer legally completes 9/16/03. Cinven and Candover, two of Europe’s leading investment companies, have bought BertelsmannSpringer. As of the Frankfurt Bookfair 2003 to be renamed Springer Science+Business Media.
buyer: Cinven
buyer: Candover Parters Ltd
Cinven is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. Founded in 1977, the firm has been a totally independent business since 1995, focusing entirely on larger European buyouts. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: BertelsmannSpringer
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$1,086
rev ($mm)
$756
EBITDA ($mm)
$169
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
7.1x
closed 1/12/2022 via PR Newswire

OMNES Education Group, acquired EU Business School

synopsis: OMNES Education, the French leader in private higher education, has taken a majority stake in EU Business School, an international, professionally accredited, high-ranking business school with campuses in Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux, Munich and online.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: OMNES Education Group
Created in 1975, OMNES Education (formerly INSEEC U. Group) is a private multidisciplinary higher education and research group in management, engineering sciences, political sciences, communication and creation. "
target: EU Business School
Established in 1973, EU Business School is an international, professionally accredited, high-ranking business school with campuses in Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux, Munich and online.
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announced 5/31/2021 via Bloomberg

Cinven, will acquire think-cell

synopsis: Cinven Ltd., the U.K. buyout house, agreed to buy a controlling stake in German software company think-cell. The software company creates tools to make charts and slides on Microsoft Corp.’s PowerPoint and has some 800,000 paying users.
buyer: Cinven
Cinven, headquartered in the UK, is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. The firm focuses entirely on larger European buyouts. They focus their industry expertise in six sectors: business services, financial services, healthcare, industrials, consumer, and TMT. "
target: think-cell
think-cell, based in Germany, is the de facto standard when it comes to professional presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. Since the company is completely independent from any strategic or financial investors and highly profitable, they can can focus on improving their existing software.
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closed 3/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

One.com, acquired Hostnet bv

synopsis: One.com, a leading European provider of web hosting services, has acquired Hostnet, a Dutch provider of hosting services. Hostnet serves more than 210,000 customers, with a focus on SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises). They offer services for domain registration, web hosting, virtual private servers, Microsoft Office 365, and email.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: One.com
One.com is an innovative supplier of web hosting services. Established in 2002 in Denmark, One.com is one of the leading companies in Europe within the provision of domain names and sales of web hosting services to small to medium enterprises (‘SMEs’) and small-office home-offices (‘SOHOs’). "
target: Hostnet bv
Hostnet is a Dutch provider of hosting services. Hostnet serves more than 210,000 customers, with a focus on SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises). They offer services for domain registration, web hosting, virtual private servers, Microsoft Office 365, and email.
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closed 2/10/2020 via Company Press Release

One.com, acquired Syse AS

synopsis: One.com, a leading UK based provider of web hosting services and domain names to private customers, small-to-medium enterprises, and home offices, has acquired SYSE AS, a leader in Norwegian web hosting. SYSE’s product portfolio includes its Tornado Web Server solution, which provides ultra-scalable and secure web hosting at competitive pricing.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: One.com
One.com is an innovative supplier of web hosting services. Established in 2002 in Denmark, One.com is one of the leading companies in Europe within the provision of domain names and sales of web hosting services to small to medium enterprises (‘SMEs’) and small-office home-offices (‘SOHOs’). "
target: Syse AS
SYSE is a leading provider of web hosting services in Norway. The company's self-developed product portfolio includes the innovative Tornado Web Server solution, which provides ultra-scalable and secure web hosting at a fraction of the cost of other cloud solutions.
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

One.com, acquired Digital Garden AS

synopsis: Denmark-based One.com, a leading European provider of web hosting services and domain names to private customers, small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), and small-office home-offices, has acquired Digital Garden, a Norwegian web hosting business that provides domain names, web hosting, email hosting, and several add-on products predominantly to SMEs.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: One.com
One.com is an innovative supplier of web hosting services. Established in 2002 in Denmark, One.com is one of the leading companies in Europe within the provision of domain names and sales of web hosting services to small to medium enterprises (‘SMEs’) and small-office home-offices (‘SOHOs’). "
target: Digital Garden AS
Digital Garden is one of Norway’s leading web hosting businesses. Digital Garden was formed through the merger of UniWeb and FastName and provides domain names, web hosting, and email hosting as well as several add-on products predominantly to small-to-medium enterprises.
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announced 3/6/2019 via PE Hub

Cinven, will acquire INSEEC U.

synopsis: International private equity firm, Cinven announced that it has agreed to the acquisition of INSEEC U., a leading European institution of private higher education and research. INSEEC U. offers degrees and accreditation programs principally in Management & Business, Engineering, Communications & Marketing and Political Science.
buyer: Cinven
Cinven, headquartered in the UK, is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. The firm focuses entirely on larger European buyouts. They focus their industry expertise in six sectors: business services, financial services, healthcare, industrials, consumer, and TMT. "
target parent: Career Education Corporation
target: INSEEC U.
INSEEC U. is a French private institution of higher education and multidisciplinary research in Management, Engineering, Communication and Political Science. It trains 25,000 students and managers every year, from Bachelor to DBA, in its partner institutions and universities in Europe and Asia.
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closed 12/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cinven, acquired One.com

synopsis: One of the biggest providers of domain names and web hosting in Europe with around 1.5 million customers, Denmark-based One.com has been sold by private equity firm Accel-KKR to Cinven, another private equity firm that focuses on investments in Europe.
buyer: Cinven
Cinven is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. The firm hfocuses entirely on larger European buyouts. They focus their industry expertise in six sectors: business services, financial services, healthcare, industrials, consumer, and TMT. "
target parent: Accel-KKR
target: One.com
Established in 2002 in Denmark, One.com is one of Europe’s leading providers of domain names and web hosting services to small to medium enterprises (‘SMEs’) and small-office home-offices (‘SOHOs’). One.com has 270 employees and serves more than 1 million customers, with a focus on Northern Europe.
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closed 12/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Allegro Group Sp. Ltd., acquired eBilet.pl

synopsis: Allegro, a leading online marketplace in Poland, has acquired a majority stake in eBilet.pl, the largest online ticket sales platform in Poland. eBilet.pl offers tickets for a variety of cultural and entertainment events in Poland. Consumers can buy tickets for theaters, concerts, sports, operas, conventions and more.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Allegro Group Sp. Ltd.
Allegro is a leading online marketplace in Poland. Allegro offers products in various categories, including electronics, fashion, home and garden, grocery, child, beauty, health, culture and entertainment, sport and more. They also offer a classifieds section for cars and real estate. "
target: eBilet.pl
eBilet.pl is the largest online ticket sales platform in Poland. eBilet.pl offers tickets for a variety of cultural and entertainment events in Poland. Consumers can buy tickets for theaters, concerts, sports, operas, conventions and more.
price ($mm)
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$43
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closed 1/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

NEC Corp., acquired Northgate Public Services

synopsis: NEC Corporation has announced the acquisition of UK-based IT services company Northgate Public Services Limited. Established in 1969, NPS develops software and services for the public sector, mainly in the UK, and employs approximately 1,400 software engineers throughout the UK and India.
buyer: NEC Corp. (TSE:6701:$28,669.80)
NEC Corporation is a Japanese multinational provider of information technology services and products, headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It provides IT and network solutions to business enterprises, communications services providers and to government agencies. "
target parent: Cinven
target: Northgate Public Services
Established in 1969, Northgate Public Services develops software and services for the public sector, mainly in the UK, and employs approximately 1,400 software engineers throughout the UK and India.
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$644
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closed 11/6/2017 via PR Web

BioClinica, Inc., acquired MDDX

synopsis: Bioclinica, a specialty clinical trials services and technology provider, has acquired MDDX, a developer of tools that have been used by researchers in dozens of global research trials. MDDX has created the most advanced cloud research image management platform that provides a private, searchable online image repository with a 20-year lifespan.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: BioClinica, Inc.
Bioclinica is a specialty services provider that utilizes expertise and technology to create clarity in the clinical trial process. Bioclinica is organized into three business segments to deliver focused service and multifaceted technologies. "
target: MDDX
MDDX has developed nearly a dozen tools that have been used by thousands of researchers in dozens of global research trials. The company has created the most advanced cloud research image management platform that provides a private, searchable online image repository with a 20-year lifespan.
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announced 10/14/2016 via Financial Times

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

synopsis: Funds advised by Cinven Limited, Permira Advisers Ltd. and Mid Europa Partners LLP agreed to acquire Allegro Group, an online auction website based in Poznań, from Naspers Limited, the South African media group.
buyer: Cinven
buyer: Permira
buyer: Mid Europa Partners LLP
Cinven Limited is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. Permira Advisors Ltd is a global investment firm. Mid Europa Partners is an independent private equity investment firm focused on Central and Eastern Europe. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Allegro Group Sp. Ltd.
Allegro is an online auction website based in Poznań and was formed in 1999. Immensely popular in Poland, Allegro is ranked 194th among the world's most used online websites by Alexa Internet compared to eBay UK at 92nd and eBay Germany at 77th as of Dec 2014.
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$3,253
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closed 11/30/2015 via PR Newswire

CPA Global, acquired Innography

synopsis: CPA Global, the world's leading specialist in intellectual property (IP) software and services, announced the acquisition of premier IP search and analytics software provider Innography. Innography wants to bring big data analytics to the IP market and position the role of IP-related insights at the forefront of the business decision-making.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's leading IP management services and software specialist. Trusted by many of the world's best-known corporations and law firms to help them manage risk, cost and capacity, and realise greater value for their businesses and IP assets. "
target: Innography
Innography provides answers to questions about intellectual property to help organisations improve their business. Innography's software suite combines unique correlation and visualisation technologies to enable users to gain insights for managing, extending and exploiting their patent portfolios.
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closed 1/22/2014 via AP - Associated Press

CPA Global, acquired Patrafee

synopsis: CPA Global, one of the world's top intellectual property (IP) management and software specialists, announced the acquisition of leading Nordic IP services provider Patrafee AB. Patrafee AB offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target: Patrafee
Patrafee is an intellectual property (IP) services and software company. It offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide. Patrafee has more than 30 years' experience of IP management as a market leader in the Nordic countries.
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closed 2/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

CPA Global, acquired First To File

synopsis: CPA Global acquired IP-focused document management company First To File Inc. First To File, Inc. develops and delivers IP information management technology solutions.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target: First To File
First To File, Inc. develops and delivers IP information management technology solutions. First to File’s® Electronic File Room™ is the world’s leading web-based, patent prosecution and management service.
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closed 8/3/2011 via PR Newswire

Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., purchased Six Mathematics Textbook Programs from Key Curriculum Press

synopsis: Key Curriculum Press has sold six high school mathematics textbook programs to Kendall Hunt Publishing. Key Curriculum Press develops effective, high-quality mathematics and science instructional materials and software. In addition, it offers professional development workshops, online courses and webinars.
buyer: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.
Kendall Hunt Publishing Company publishes educational curricula for kindergarten, college, medical, and professional education. It offers curriculum programs, and professional and supplemental materials for teachers and other educators. "
seller parent: Cinven
seller: Key Curriculum Press
Key Curriculum Press develops effective, high-quality mathematics and science instructional materials and software. In addition, the company offers professional development workshops, online courses and webinars to educators.
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closed 2/2/2010 via Capital IQ

EQT Funds Management Limited, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: EQT, a leading European private equity fund, and GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”), have acquired 82% and 18% respectively of Springer Science+Business Media, the world’s second-largest scientific, technical and medical publisher.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited (EQT:$687.20)
buyer: Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
EQT is a leading private equity group with operations in in Northern and Eastern Europe and Asia. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”) is a global investment management company established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. "
target parent: Cinven
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$3,358
rev ($mm)
$1,227
EBITDA ($mm)
$367
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 6/4/2008 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., purchased higher education titles from Key Curriculum Press

synopsis: Global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has acquired a list of higher education mathematics and statistics titles from Key College Publishing, the higher education division of Key Curriculum Press. Key Curriculum Press is a publisher of inquiry-based textbooks, software and supplemental materials for elementary, middle and high school students.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
seller parent: Cinven
seller: Key Curriculum Press
Key Curriculum Press specializes in print and electronic media for mathematics and is regarded in the USA as a pioneer in the effort to reform the mathematics curricula. The newly developed programs are aimed especially at the college and high school market.
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announced 7/5/2007 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media, will acquire Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media and Elsevier GmbH have signed a binding agreement for the acquisition by Springer of the assets and liabilities of Spektrum Akademischer Verlag from Elsevier. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag (SAV) specializes in scientific publications.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
Spektrum Akademischer Verlag specialises in scientific publications and was acquired by Elsevier from Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck in 2003. The publishing programme includes 700 books and 3 journals, including the magazine BIOSpektrum. The vast majority of SAV’s publications are in German.
price ($mm)
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$10
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0.0x
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closed 2/20/2007 via

Springer Science & Business Media, purchased 29 journals, including Society from Transaction Publishers Incorporated

synopsis: Transaction Publishers is selling its journals portfolio to Springer Science+Business. In a move that will considerably expand its social sciences offering, Springer has acquired 29 journals from the New Jersey-based specialist publisher.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners. "
seller: Transaction Publishers Incorporated
Transaction Publishers is a major independent publisher of social scientific books, periodicals and serials. Transaction's mission is scholarly and professional inquiry into the nature of society. Transaction offers publications in older, established disciplines as well as recently established ones.
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closed 10/1/2006 via BNC Analysis

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired MediMedia USA

synopsis: Vestar Capital Partners together with members of MediMedia has closed the purchase of MediMedia, an innovative specialty healthcare communications, publishing and patient education company, from Cinven, The Carlyle Group and Apax Partners.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading international private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. The firm's investment strategy is targeted towards companies in the U.S., Europe, and Japan with valuations in the $100 million to $5 billion range. "
target parent: Cinven
target: MediMedia USA
MediMedia’s products and services include integrated and comprehensive health management programs, patient education content, and applications purchased by healthcare stakeholders: physicians, patients, employers, hospitals, health plans and pharmaceutical companies.
price ($mm)
$605
rev ($mm)
$280
EBITDA ($mm)
$53
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
11.5x
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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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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announced 11/30/2020 via BusinessWire

ServiceNow, will acquire Element AI

synopsis: ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$5,896.00)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
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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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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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closed 1/28/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Martin Wolf LLC, acquired IT ExchangeNet

synopsis: martinwolf M&A Advisors - a leading M&A Advisory firm exclusively focusing on middle-market IT Services, Solution Provider and Software companies - announced the acquisition of IT ExchangeNet (ITX), a leader in facilitating smaller mid-market IT M&A transactions.
buyer: Martin Wolf LLC
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with an office in New York, martin wolf is a leading M & A Advisory focused on middle market companies in the IT Services, IT Supply Chain, and Software space. "
target: IT ExchangeNet
Founded in 1998 by technology CEOs and M & A professionals, and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, IT ExchangeNet (ITX) is an organized and efficient marketplace for owners of small mid-market IT businesses seeking buyers or strategic partners.
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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
closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Aion Bank, acquired ETFmatic LTD

synopsis: Aion Bank, a full-service digital bank based in Brussels, has acquired ETFmatic, a London-based robo-advisor and Aion’s partner since last year. The deal has been approved by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). ETFmatic’s proprietary investment platform and management team will be integrated into Aion’s operations.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Aion Bank
Aion, based in Belgium, is a subscription-only digital bank with a modern human touch, offering a wide range of services to individual and business customers. Seated in Brussels, it operates under a Belgian banking licence and offers customers convenient ways to optimize savings and expenses. "
target: ETFmatic LTD
ETFmatic, based in the UK, provides their customers with an easy way to manage their investment goals. The Company uses index based investment strategies and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to construct and manage investment portfolios tailored to their customers' personal preferences and situations.
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announced 5/21/2009 via BusinessWire

PFGBEST, will acquire Alaron Futures & Options

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

Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC, acquired Integrity Trading Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Financial, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Integrity Trading Inc., a Direct Market Access broker/dealer that provides execution and clearing services to retail and institutional customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC
Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC is a Direct Market Access trading and trading technology development business. Formerly E*TRADE Professional Trading, LLC, the firm was acquired by the current management team in a management buyout from E*TRADE Financial in 2006. "
target: Integrity Trading Inc.
Integrity Trading International is a broker dealer registered in the United States offering clearing and execution to U.S. and foreign banks, broker dealers and individuals interested in accessing the U.S. market and reselling our services in foreign countries.
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closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Republic.co, acquired NextSeed Services LLC

synopsis: New York-based Republic, missioned to democratize investing has announced the acquisition of local business investment platform, NextSeed. NextSeed aims to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. The firm has facilitated over $20mn in investments from 25,000 members into 75 local businesses.
buyer: Republic.co
Republic is an open investment platform. People can choose from privately-held companies they believe in and can connect with their success as they fuel their growth. Republic is an investment platform where everyone can invest as little as $10 in innovative startups and ICOs. "
target: NextSeed Services LLC
NextSeed is on a mission to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. On the NextSeed platform, thriving local businesses can raise capital from the general public, and in turn, anybody can now invest in small businesses in their own backyard.
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closed 12/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Robinhood, acquired Cove Markets

synopsis: No-fee trading app Robinhood has acquired Cove Markets to help ensure quality trade executions for its users. Cove Markets Inc. is a cross-exchange trading platform that makes it easier for people to manage their crypto accounts.
buyer: Robinhood (HOOD:$1,769.97)
Robinhood is democratizing finance for all. With customers at the heart of its decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers, removing fees, and providing greater access to financial information. Their smartphone app allows individual investors to buy and sell stocks for free. "
target: Cove Markets
Cove Markets Inc. is a cross-exchange trading platform that makes it easier for people to manage their crypto accounts. They offer advanced tools, trading algorithms, live and historical data, analytics, charts, web widgets, and more.
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Skyline Investment SA
Skyline Investment SA
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Urban Select Capital Corporation
Urban Select Capital Corporation is a TSX Venture Exchange listed investment issuer focused on investing growth capital into private and public companies in a broad range of sectors including consumer retail services, healthcare services, entertainment, media, art and leisure companies and fashion.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.32)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.32)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: WSE:BPI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blu Pre Ipo Spolka Akcyjna
Blu Pre Ipo Spolka Akcyjna
Blu Pre Ipo Spolka Akcyjna, formerly Carbon Invest S.A, is a venture capital firm specializing in start-up and early stage investments. The firm typically invests in companies domiciled in Poland and operating across all sectors.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.06)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: RHCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Readen Holding Corp.
Readen Holding Corp is an investor, venture capital organisation and shareholder of companies operating in different industries. Readen Holding Corp has access to an extensive, influential and loyal network of business relations and investors.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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Ticker: TSXV:STU.P
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SouthTech Capital Corporation
SouthTech Capital Corporation is a capital pool company. SouthTech Capital Corporation was incorporated in 2011 and based in Calgary, Canada.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.03)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: TSE:4310
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dream Incubator Inc.
Dream Incubator Inc.
Based in Japan, Dream Incubator, Inc. is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in incubation and investments in all business stages. They also help companies with their growth and expansion as a strategic consulting and business development firm.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$183.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.93
EBIT ($mm)
$17.11
Net Income ($mm)
$11.60
Employees
0
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Ticker: BIT:FARM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
H-Farm S.p.A.
H-FARM is a public company that supports the creation of new business models and the digital transformation and education of people and enterprises. Founded in 2005, it was the first company in the world to establish a model that includes education, investment and consultancy services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$60.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.55)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OTCPK:DATI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digital Asset Monetary Network, Inc.
Digital Asset Monetary Network, Inc.
Digital Asset Monetary Network (DigitalAMN) is a Public Accelerator-Incubator (PAI) that adds niche opportunities to both the microcap and startup communities. As a PAI, DigitalAMN develops and acquires innovations that solve problems through digital platforms and other electronic applications.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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