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closed 8/19/2013 via PE Hub

HgCapital, acquired e-conomic International

synopsis: HgCapital announced that it has acquired e-conomic. Founded in 2001 in Copenhagen, e-conomic is Europe’s leading and largest SaaS accounting company for SMEs with c. 60,000 customers for its core product, and c. 100,000 customers for its freemium invoicing and expenses product Debitoor.
buyer: HgCapital
HgCapital is a leading investor in the European private equity market. Successor to Mercury Private Equity, which was acquired by Merrill Lynch. Mercury Private Equity staff acquired the business from Merrill Lynch and renamed it HgCapital. HgCapital has funds under management of €2.5 billion. "
target: e-conomic International
e-conomic online accounting software is easy to use and specially developed for small and medium-sized companies. With more than 85,000 companies as customers on a worldwide basis, e-conomic is the largest online accounting software in Europe.
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closed 11/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Intuit, Inc., acquired ChronoBooks

synopsis: Intuit® is taking the next step in making QuickBooks® Online the premier solution for small- and mid-size businesses (SMBs) by acquiring ChronoBooks, a cloud-based solution that accountants and SMBs rely on to view and restore historical QuickBooks Online activity.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$7,127.00)
Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. "
target: ChronoBooks
ChronoBooks is a cloud-based solution that accountants and SMBs rely on to view and restore historical QuickBooks Online activity.
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closed 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Access Group, acquired Attaché

synopsis: The Access Group, the UK-based leading provider of software to growing mid-market businesses, announced the acquisition of Attaché, an Australian-based Financial Management and Payroll software supplier with over 30 years’ experience providing software to Australasian mid-market businesses.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Access Group
Access is a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market. Their portfolio of solutions includes ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, recruitment, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation, manufacturing, and more. "
target: Attaché
Attaché is an Australian-based Financial Management and Payroll software supplier with over 30 years’ experience providing software to Australasian mid-market businesses.
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ageras A/S, acquired Billy ApS

synopsis: Billy, a Danish company that offers user-friendly accounting software for entrepreneurs, craftsmen and freelancers, has been acquired by Danish Ageras, which operates Europe's largest platform to match accountants and lawyers with companies.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Ageras A/S
Headquartered in Denmark, Ageras aims to improve transparency within the financial sector and to make it easier for clients to choose the right financial specialist. Their network includes thousands of skilled partners, who are always ready and willing to provide clients with a quote. "
target: Billy ApS
Headquartered in Denmark, Billy offers user-friendly accounting software for entrepreneurs, craftsmen and freelancers. The SaaS company offers an own-developed software platform allowing integration to over 75 essential transaction, salary and web shop specific business applications.
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closed 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Lendio, acquired Billy

synopsis: Lendio, the nation’s leading marketplace for small business loans, announced the acquisition of Billy, a billing and expense tracking solution that gives small business owners real-time insight into their business finances, allowing for more streamlined accounting, invoicing, reporting and access to capital. Billy is being re-branded as Sunrise.
buyer: Lendio
Lendio is a free online service that helps business owners find the right small business loans within minutes. Bringing all options together in one place, from short-term specialty financing to long-term, low-interest traditional loans, their technology makes small business lending simple. "
target: Billy
Billy is a cloud-based small business accounting platform. A billing and expense tracking solution, Billy gives solopreneurs and small business owners real-time insight into their business finances, allowing for more streamlined accounting, invoicing, reporting and access to capital.
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closed 7/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

H & R Block, Inc., acquired Wave Financials Inc.

synopsis: H&R Block, Inc. has acquired Canda-based Wave HQ Inc., a rapidly growing financial solutions platform focused on changing the way small business owners manage their finances. Wave provides accounting, invoicing, payroll, and payments software solutions, as well as bookkeeping services, built into a comprehensive platform.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block, Inc. is a global consumer tax services provider. Tax return preparation services are provided by professional tax preparers in company-owned and franchise retail tax offices, and through H&R Block tax software products. H&R Block also offers adjacent Tax Plus products and services. "
target: Wave Financials Inc.
Canada-based Wave Financial Inc. provides software solutions and related services designed to help small business owners manage their finances. Wave provides accounting, invoicing, payroll, and payments software solutions, as well as bookkeeping services, built into a comprehensive platform.
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closed 9/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Visma ASA, acquired Merit Tarkvara AS

synopsis: Visma expands its geographic footprint and strengthens its Northern European leadership in cloud-based ERP for accountants and the SMB segment with the acquisition of Estonia based Merit Tarkvara. Merit Tarkvara was founded 27 years ago, based on accounting, payroll and stock managing software.
buyer: Visma ASA
Based in Norway, Visma makes businesses more efficient, through offerings of software, commerce solutions, retail IT-solutions, and IT-related projects and consulting. Visma simplifies and digitalizes core business processes within the private and public sector. "
target: Merit Tarkvara AS
Merit Tarkvara was founded 27 years ago, based on accounting, payroll and stock managing software, with the key products Merit Aktiva and Merit Palk as effective and accessible cloud-based tools for both accountants and small business owners. Merit Tarkvara is headquartered in Estonia.
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Cegid SA, acquired Loop Software SAS

synopsis: Cegid, a major player in management solutions for professionals in Accounting, Finance and Tax, Payroll and Human Resources and Retail, announces the acquisition of the Loop Software (Loop). Loop is a web-based software publisher dedicated to accounting experts and SMEs.
buyer: Cegid SA
A leader in digital transformation, Cegid offers management systems and cloud services to help customers improve their performance. Cegid group offers a wide range of solutions for financial management, taxation and human resources, as well as business applications. "
target parent: KPMG International
target: Loop Software SAS
Loop is a web-based software publisher dedicated to accounting experts and SMEs. The company was born in 2012 from the meeting of accounting professionals and specialists in web technologies.
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closed 7/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

die Mobiliar, acquired bexio AG

synopsis: bexio, part of the RedAlpine fund, has been acquired by die Mobiliar, the oldest private insurance company in Switzerland. bexio provides SMBs with customer management, order processing, easy bookkeeping and integrated E-Banking.
buyer: die Mobiliar
die Mobiliar is the oldest private insurance company in Switzerland. The company has over 80 agencies throughout Switzerland and offers their services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They offer home insurance, building insurance, auto insurance, life insurance, business insurance, and more. "
target parent: RedAlpine
target: bexio AG
Based in Switzerland, bexio offers cloud-based business and accounting software solutions to manage their customers, write quotes and invoices, and more. It develops and sells accounting software for small and medium companies.
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closed 6/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nubox S.A., acquired Colppy

synopsis: Nubox, a Chilean provider of a cloud-based, next-generation accounting and payroll platform for small businesses, has acquired Colppy, a company in Argentina that offers an online accounting and management system for small businesses. Colppy's platform can automatically calculate taxes, generate reports, send invoices online, and more.
buyer: Nubox S.A.
Nubox is a Chilean provider of a cloud-based, next-generation accounting and payroll platform for small businesses in Latin America. Their easy-to-use products allows small businesses to effortlessly manage their accounting, send invoices electronically, pay employees, track cash-flow, and more. "
target: Colppy
Colppy is a company in Argentina that offers an online accounting and management system for small businesses. Colppy allows businesses to manage their accounting from any computer or mobile device. The platform can automatically calculate taxes, generate reports, send invoices online, and more.
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announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Royal Bank of Scotland, will acquire FreeAgent Inc.

synopsis: The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has agreed to buy FreeAgent, a software provider for UK micro-businesses and their accountants. Trusted by over 60,000 businesses, FreeAgent's online accounting software brings everything together, from invoice and expense management to project management and sales tax.
buyer: The Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE:RBS:$17,860.82)
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) provides financial products and services to personal and business customers throughout the UK and beyond. RBS serves around 18.9 million customers across the globe, and RBS aims to consistently meet their needs wherever they are. "
target: FreeAgent Inc. (:$12.68)
FreeAgent provides online accounting software made specifically for freelancers, small business owners and their accountants. Trusted by over 60,000 businesses, FreeAgent's online accounting software brings everything together, from invoice and expense management to project management and sales tax.
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closed 6/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

TeamSystem SpA, acquired e-conomic International

synopsis: Hellman & Friedman-backed TeamSystem has wholly acquired Danish cloud accounting business E-conomic International. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Copenhagen, E-conomic develops software focusing on accounting services for SMEs. The acquisition is part of TeamSystem's M&A strategy, expanding its product offering to cloud-based marketplaces.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: TeamSystem SpA
TeamSystem is the largest provider of accounting, payroll, and business management software for accountants and small and medium-sized enterprises in Italy. The Company offers a broad range of mission-critical, on-premise and cloud solutions to a diversified base of its customers. "
target parent: Visma ASA
target: e-conomic International
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Copenhagen, E-conomic develops a software focusing on accounting services for SMEs. The company claims 2,500 clients across southern Europe, England and Germany, and currently employs 15 people.
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announced 3/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Visma ASA, will acquire Fortnox AB

synopsis: Visma AS, a leading provider of business software, outsourcing services and services for accounting and administration in the Nordics, announced a recommended public cash offer to the shareholders of Fortnox AB to tender all their shares in Fortnox to Visma. Fortnox provides accounting and financial systems for small and medium-sized companies.
buyer: Visma ASA
Visma is the leading provider of business software and services for accounting and administration. Visma is known for developing leading software solutions and high-quality services for satisfied customers in combination with financial strength and solid growth. "
target: Fortnox AB (:$17.37)
With approximately 115,000 customers, Fortnox is a leading provider of accounting and financial systems for small and medium-sized companies, associations, schools and accounting firms. Fortnox offers a full range of programs including accounting, billing, sales support, time tracking and payroll.
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closed 3/31/2016 via BusinessWire

H.I.G. Capital, acquired Quicken Investment Services, Inc.

synopsis: Quicken, the leading personal finance software that empowers consumers to easily manage their finances, announces that H.I.G. Capital, a leading global investment firm, has completed its acquisition of the company. Quicken, a top personal money management software, has been the trusted financial solution for millions of consumers.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with more than $19 billion of equity capital under management. H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies. "
target parent: Intuit, Inc.
target: Quicken Investment Services, Inc.
Quicken Investment Services, Inc. provides software and services to manage personal and small business finances. The company offers personal finance products, such as Quicken Online to control personal finances and Quicken Deluxe to get a snapshot of monthly spending.
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closed 10/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

e-conomic International, acquired SpeedLedger AB

synopsis: e-conomic International, backed by private equity investor HgCapital, announced that its holding company has acquired a majority stake in Gothenburg-based SaaS accounting firm, SpeedLedger, a Swedish leader in web-based accounting for micro businesses and the second largest company in Sweden’s web-based accounting sector.
buyer: e-conomic International
e-conomic International A/S is one of Europe’s leading Software as a Service (‘SaaS’) accounting and SME solution providers. e-conomic online accounting software is easy to use and specially developed for small and medium-sized companies. "
target: SpeedLedger AB
SpeedLedger is a Swedish leader in web-based accounting for micro businesses and the second largest company in Sweden’s web-based accounting sector. The company has 55 employees and a customer base of more than 25,000 companies.
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announced 9/18/2013 via Company Press Release

Stratatel Limited, will acquire JCurve Solutions

synopsis: Stratatel Limited, an Australian software company providing cloud-based telecommunications expense management solutions to businesses internationally, is pleased to announce it has signed a Heads of Agreement to acquire the software design and promotion business of JCurve Solutions, a leading cloud-based accounting and ERP software provider.
buyer: Stratatel Limited
Stratatel Limited provides specialised and innovative business-to-business software solutions and services. Founded in 1997, Stratatel developed its flagship business software solution FleetManager to enable organisations to monitor and manage their telecommunications. "
target: JCurve Solutions (ASX:JCS:$8.13)
JCurve are one of the only providers of a fully featured, fully integrated system specifically tailored to the needs of small businesses in the Australia and New Zealand region. Its software is delivered in the ‘Cloud’ and is steadily increasing its market share in Australia and New Zealand.
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closed 6/14/2011 via PR Newswire

CCH Incorporated, acquired Twinfield International N.V

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced the acquisition of Twinfield, a Dutch-based pioneer and market leader in online accounting software. Through this acquisition, Wolters Kluwer expands and complements its existing offering of advanced software solutions for accountants and finance professionals in SMEs.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CCH Incorporated
CCH is the leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services for professionals. CCH is part of the global tax and accounting leader, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. "
target: Twinfield International N.V
Twinfield International is a market leader in online accounting software, serving professionals in the Netherlands, UK and Scandinavia. With more than 80,000 administrations managed online, it is an undisputed leader in online, SaaS-based collaborative accounting solutions in Europe.
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closed 11/3/2010 via Company Press Release

Kaseya International Limited, acquired ObjAcct, Inc.

synopsis: Kaseya announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of ObjAcct, Inc., the makers of ObjAcct XML Accounting Suite. IT professionals will now be able to analyze and report combined technical and financial data to assist in the alignment of IT with the overall business goals of the organization.
buyer: Kaseya International Limited
Kaseya is the leading global provider of IT Systems Management software. Kaseya solutions empower everyone from individual consumers to large corporations and IT service providers to proactively manage and control IT assets remotely, easily and efficiently from one integrated Web-based platform. "
target: ObjAcct, Inc.
ObjAcct, Inc., founded by Lee Mellinger in 2003, is a leading edge accounting software company and the developers of ObjAcct Suite, the world's first XML web service based accounting platform.
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closed 9/27/2019 via Company Press Release

The Sage Group plc., acquired AutoEntry

synopsis: Sage, a global market leader in cloud business management solutions, today announced it has acquired the Dublin-based AutoEntry, a leading provider of data entry automation for accountants, bookkeepers, and businesses. The acquisition accelerates Sage’s goal to become a quality SaaS company and follows a successful two-year partnership.
buyer: The Sage Group plc. (LSE:SGE:$2,516.54)
Sage is a global market leader for technology that helps businesses of all sizes manage everything from money to people. They accomplish this via Sage Business Cloud, a business management solution comprising Accounting, Sage Intacct, Enterprise Management, People & Payroll, and Payments & Banking. "
target: AutoEntry
Ireland-based AutoEntry is an intelligent, automated solution developed by OCRex for accountants, bookkeepers, and Small-to-Medium Enterprises. AutoEntry captures and analyses scanned and photographed paper documents, automating data entry into a user’s accounting software, Excel, or CSV.
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closed 7/18/2012 via BusinessWire

GoDaddy.com, acquired Outright, Inc.

synopsis: Go Daddy has purchased Outright, a cloud-based financial management application company. Created to provide an alternative to the frustrating and hard-to-maintain spreadsheets currently used by most small businesses, Outright’s mission is to provide small business owners simple, data-driven and community-enabled business management applications.
buyer: GoDaddy.com (GDDY:$2,903.50)
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue. "
target: Outright, Inc.
Created to provide an alternative to the frustrating and hard-to-maintain spreadsheets currently used by most small businesses, Outright’s mission is to provide small business owners simple, data-driven and community-enabled business management applications.
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closed 6/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

TeamSystem SpA, acquired e-conomic International

synopsis: Hellman & Friedman-backed TeamSystem has wholly acquired Danish cloud accounting business E-conomic International. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Copenhagen, E-conomic develops software focusing on accounting services for SMEs. The acquisition is part of TeamSystem's M&A strategy, expanding its product offering to cloud-based marketplaces.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: TeamSystem SpA
TeamSystem is the largest provider of accounting, payroll, and business management software for accountants and small and medium-sized enterprises in Italy. The Company offers a broad range of mission-critical, on-premise and cloud solutions to a diversified base of its customers. "
target parent: Visma ASA
target: e-conomic International
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Copenhagen, E-conomic develops a software focusing on accounting services for SMEs. The company claims 2,500 clients across southern Europe, England and Germany, and currently employs 15 people.
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closed 10/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

e-conomic International, acquired SpeedLedger AB

synopsis: e-conomic International, backed by private equity investor HgCapital, announced that its holding company has acquired a majority stake in Gothenburg-based SaaS accounting firm, SpeedLedger, a Swedish leader in web-based accounting for micro businesses and the second largest company in Sweden’s web-based accounting sector.
buyer: e-conomic International
e-conomic International A/S is one of Europe’s leading Software as a Service (‘SaaS’) accounting and SME solution providers. e-conomic online accounting software is easy to use and specially developed for small and medium-sized companies. "
target: SpeedLedger AB
SpeedLedger is a Swedish leader in web-based accounting for micro businesses and the second largest company in Sweden’s web-based accounting sector. The company has 55 employees and a customer base of more than 25,000 companies.
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closed 8/19/2013 via PE Hub

HgCapital, acquired e-conomic International

synopsis: HgCapital announced that it has acquired e-conomic. Founded in 2001 in Copenhagen, e-conomic is Europe’s leading and largest SaaS accounting company for SMEs with c. 60,000 customers for its core product, and c. 100,000 customers for its freemium invoicing and expenses product Debitoor.
buyer: HgCapital
HgCapital is a leading investor in the European private equity market. Successor to Mercury Private Equity, which was acquired by Merrill Lynch. Mercury Private Equity staff acquired the business from Merrill Lynch and renamed it HgCapital. HgCapital has funds under management of €2.5 billion. "
target: e-conomic International
e-conomic online accounting software is easy to use and specially developed for small and medium-sized companies. With more than 85,000 companies as customers on a worldwide basis, e-conomic is the largest online accounting software in Europe.
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closed 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sovos Compliance, acquired Booke Seminars

synopsis: Global tax software provider Sovos announced it has acquired Booke Seminars, which provides critically important educational seminars to employees of insurance companies and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on topics across property, casualty, life and health insurance sectors.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: Sovos Compliance
Sovos is a leading global provider of software that safeguards businesses from the burden and risk of modern tax. The Sovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud is the first complete solution for modern tax, giving businesses a global solution for tax determination, e-invoicing compliance and tax reporting."
target parent: Aon plc
target: Booke Seminars
Booke Seminars provides critically important educational seminars to employees of insurance companies and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on topics across property, casualty, life and health insurance sectors.
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announced 1/23/2020 via PR Newswire

HgCapital, will acquire Intelerad Medical Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Novacap, the Canadian-based private equity firm, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of a majority stake in Intelerad Medical Systems, a global provider of medical imaging software and enterprise workflow solutions to Hg, a U.K.-based private equity firm specialized in software and service businesses.
buyer: HgCapital
Hg is a European investor in software and services businesses, with increasing global presence. Hg is a specialist investor, committed to building businesses that change the way people do business, through deep sector specialisation and dedicated operational support. "
target parent: Novacap Investments Inc.
target: Intelerad Medical Systems, Inc.
Montreal-based Intelerad is a medical imaging software provider that specialises in diagnostic viewing, reporting, and collaboration solutions. The company serves over 300 healthcare organizations around the world, with a strength in radiology groups, imaging centers, clinics, and reading groups.
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closed 12/23/2019 via Company Press Release

HgCapital, acquired Personal & Informatik AG

synopsis: Hg, Europe’s leading software investor, announced an investment in Personal & Informatik AG (“P&I”), a leading provider of cloud-based HR software, headquartered in Germany, acquiring the holding from funds advised by Permira, the global private equity firm. Hg managed funds will become the majority shareholder in the business.
buyer: HgCapital
Hg is a private equity firm with a deep sector focus primarily targeting European middle-market buyouts with enterprise values of between £80 million and £500 million across the Technology, Services and Industrial Technology sectors; and lower mid-market buyouts in the Technology sector. "
target parent: Permira
target: Personal & Informatik AG (PUI:$87.90)
Personal & Informatik AG provides integrated software solutions for payroll, time management, and human resources (HR) management in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and internationally.
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closed 9/5/2019 via BusinessWire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired Innervision

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, the UK’s largest privately held software company, has acquired Innervision, a global provider of lease accounting software, lease management consultancy and services.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS Software Group is the UK’s largest privately held software company and the most trusted provider of mission-critical software and services. Using their applications, critical operational tasks are done right first time, every time, so organizations can look forward and thrive with confidence. "
target: Innervision
Innervision are global leaders in lease management and optimisation. Working with some of the most powerful and prolific brands globally, Innervision provides ongoing support and management throughout the full lease life-cycle, across all industry sectors and equipment asset categories.
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closed 8/28/2019 via Company Press Release

IT Relation, purchased Miracle42 from Miracle A/S

synopsis: IT Relation has acquired Miracle42, which until now has been an independent subsidiary and competence center in Miracle A/S. Miracle42 is a leader in application management and managed services, as well as being publicly known and respected for its deep and broad competencies regarding DBA Services within Microsoft SQL and Oracle databases.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IT Relation
IT Relation is a Danish supplier of managed IT services to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). They provide services which allow SMEs to move their IT infrastructure and operations into the cloud, as well as providing end user support and consulting as part of a full-service IT offering. "
seller: Miracle A/S
Miracle42 is a leader in application management and managed services, as well as being publicly known and respected for its deep and broad competencies regarding DBA Services within Microsoft SQL and Oracle databases.
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closed 8/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

Litera Microsystems, acquired Doxly, Inc.

synopsis: Chicago-based Litera Microsystems has acquired Indianapolis-based legal tech startup Doxly. Doxly transforms the complex, chaotic process of managing legal transactions into a streamlined, efficient process. Doxly's secure cloud-based platform automates workflows for diligence and closing checklists.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: Litera Microsystems
Litera Microsystems is a provider of software for drafting, proofreading, comparing, repairing, cleaning, and securing documents in the legal and life sciences industries worldwide. Litera’s core products empower users to generate, review, and distribute high-quality content quickly and securely. "
target: Doxly, Inc.
Doxly transforms the complex, chaotic process of managing legal transactions into a streamlined, efficient process. Doxly's secure cloud-based platform automates workflows for diligence and closing checklists, provides transaction-specific analytics and reports, and more.
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announced 8/14/2019 via BusinessWire

IRIS Software Group Limited, will acquire FMP Global

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, the UK’s largest privately held software company and the most trusted provider of mission-critical software and services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FMP Global, a leading provider of payroll and HR services to international and UK based Small and Medium sized Enterprises.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS Software Group is the UK’s largest privately held software company and the most trusted provider of mission-critical software and services. Using their applications, critical operational tasks are done right first time, every time, so organizations can look forward and thrive with confidence. "
target: FMP Global
Headquartered in the UK is a leading provider of payroll and HR services to small and medium sized enterprises. They can now handle payroll in over 135 countries, giving them the greatest breadth in payroll service provision.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Litera Microsystems, acquired Workshare Technology, Inc.

synopsis: Litera Microsystems, a provider of software for drafting, proofreading, comparing, repairing, cleaning, and securing documents, has acquired UK-based Workshare, a recognized innovator in delivering productivity tools. Workshare's core products are used for document comparison, protection, and sharing.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: Litera Microsystems
Litera Microsystems is a provider of software for drafting, proofreading, comparing, repairing, cleaning, and securing documents in the legal and life sciences industries worldwide. Litera’s core products empower users to generate, review, and distribute high-quality content quickly and securely. "
target: Workshare Technology, Inc.
UK-based Workshare helps legal professionals compare, protect, and share their high stakes documents. With the advent of DeltaView, Workshare continues its heritage of developing and releasing intelligent technology focused on the comparison, protection, and sharing of high stakes documents.
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Sovos Compliance, will acquire Eagle Technology Management, Inc.

synopsis: Global tax software provider Sovos announced it will acquire Eagle Technology Management (ETM), which provides statutory financial reporting and insurance premium tax software to insurers, and unclaimed property reporting solutions and services to financial institutions, corporations and insurers in the US.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: Sovos Compliance
Sovos is a leading global provider of software that safeguards businesses from the burden and risk of modern tax. The Sovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud is the first complete solution for modern tax, giving businesses a global solution for tax determination, e-invoicing compliance and tax reporting."
target: Eagle Technology Management, Inc.
Eagle Technology Management (ETM) is a Web-application-development firm that specializes in providing statutory financial reporting, tax-compliance, and unclaimed property reporting services, making its clients more efficient, consistently accurate, and uniformly compliant.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Sovos Compliance, acquired Foriba

synopsis: Global tax software provider Sovos announced it will acquire Istanbul-based Foriba, a leading player in e-invoicing, e-delivery notes, e-receipts and periodic value-added tax (VAT) reporting. Foriba will further strengthen Sovos’ tax solution built for a digital world, with tax determination, e-invoicing compliance and tax reporting solutions.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: Sovos Compliance
Sovos is a leading global provider of software that safeguards businesses from the burden and risk of modern tax. The Sovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud is the first complete solution for modern tax, giving businesses a global solution for tax determination, e-invoicing compliance and tax reporting."
target: Foriba
Headquartered in Turkey, Foriba is a leading regulatory technologies company helping enterprises to easily transfer their accounting and finance-based business processes to a digital platform. The company delivers 25 different solutions and services in more than 10 countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

HgCapital, acquired Litera Microsystems

synopsis: HgCapital, a European private equity firm, will acquire Litera Microsystems from K1 Investment Management, a leading investment firm. Litera Microsystems is the leading provider of software for drafting, proofreading, comparing, repairing, cleaning, and securing documents in the legal and life sciences industries worldwide.
buyer: HgCapital
Hg is a private equity firm with a deep sector focus primarily targeting European middle-market buyouts with enterprise values of between £80 million and £500 million across the Technology, Services and Industrial Technology sectors; and lower mid-market buyouts in the Technology sector. "
target parent: K1 Investment Management
target: Litera Microsystems
Litera Microsystems is a provider of software for drafting, proofreading, comparing, repairing, cleaning, and securing documents in the legal and life sciences industries worldwide. Litera’s core products empower users to generate, review, and distribute high-quality content quickly and securely.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/18/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Roper Technologies, Inc., will acquire Foundry

synopsis: Roper Technologies, Inc., a leading diversified technology company, announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Foundry, a leading provider of software technologies used to deliver award-winning visual effects and 3D content for the digital design, visualization, and entertainment industries
buyer: Roper Technologies, Inc. (ROP:$5,348.30)
Roper Technologies is a constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and the Russell 1000 indices. Roper designs and develops software and engineered products and solutions for healthcare, transportation, food, energy, and other niche markets worldwide. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: Foundry
Foundry develops creative software for the digital design, media and entertainment industries. With a 20-year heritage and a portfolio of award-winning products, Foundry advances the art and technology of visual experience in partnership with creative leaders around the globe.
price ($mm)
$544
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/29/2019 via BusinessWire

HgCapital, will acquire Transporeon GmbH

synopsis: Transporeon Group, a leading global cloud-based business network for industrial logistics, announced that Hg, a private equity firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in the company from existing investor TPG Capital.
buyer: HgCapital
Hg is a private equity firm with a deep sector focus primarily targeting European middle-market buyouts with enterprise values of between £80 million and £500 million across the Technology, Services and Industrial Technology sectors; and lower mid-market buyouts in the Technology sector. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: Transporeon GmbH
Transporeon is a leading European cloud-based business network for industrial logistics. Transporeon offers various connectivity-focused applications for the different stages of freight execution, providing shippers and carriers with meaningful cost savings.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/8/2019 via BusinessWire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired BioStore

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, the UK’s leading business-critical software provider, announced the acquisition of BioStore Ltd, a principal provider of identity management and cashless catering solutions to UK schools and businesses.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS Software Group is the 6th largest privately-owned software supplier in the UK. IRIS offers the greatest range of specialist accountancy, financial management, human resource management, payroll and education solutions, delivered as a choice of integrated on premise and cloud-based applications."
target: BioStore
BioStore develops identity management technologies. BioStore’s identity management and cashless catering solutions are used by over 3,000 UK schools and sixth form colleges to improve and streamline access control and how catering services are delivered.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Mintra Group, acquired Atlas Knowledge

synopsis: The HR, competence and training specialist Mintra Group has acquired Aberdeen headquartered learning technology services firm Atlas Knowledge. Atlas Knowledge is a leading provider of digital learning solutions to safety critical industries worldwide.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Mintra Group
MINTRA GROUP is a leading global partner for companies within oil and gas, maritime, construction and renewables looking to achieve cost effective management of HR, competence and training. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: Atlas Knowledge
Atlas Knowledge is a leading provider of digital learning solutions to safety critical industries worldwide. Atlas has served the learning and compliance needs of standards bodies, regulators and more than 1,700 corporate customers, including 6 of the top 10 largest energy companies in the world.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

Saba Software, Inc., will acquire Lumesse AS

synopsis: Saba Software Inc., a global leader in talent development solutions, and a portfolio company of Vector Capital, announced that it will acquire Lumesse, a leading provider of talent acquisition, talent management and learning experience technology in Europe.
buyer parent: Vector Capital
buyer: Saba Software, Inc. (SABA:$121.30)
Saba delivers a cloud-based intelligent talent management and engagement solution used by leading organizations to hire, develop, engage, and inspire their people. With machine learning at its core, Saba Cloud offers proactive, personalized recommendations on candidates, connections and content. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: Lumesse AS
Lumesse provides talent solutions to hundreds of organizations in over 70 countries, enabling them to engage and nurture the best talent in an ever-changing and demanding global environment. Lumesse's customers are well prepared to capitalize on the fast evolution of new technologies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/14/2018 via Company Press Release

HgCapital, will acquire IT Relation

synopsis: Hg announces that it has agreed to invest in IT Relation, a leading Danish supplier of managed IT services to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Hg will acquire a majority stake in IT Relation from Adelis Equity Partners.
buyer: HgCapital
Hg is a private equity firm with a deep sector focus primarily targeting European middle-market buyouts with enterprise values of between £80 million and £500 million across the Technology, Services and Industrial Technology sectors; and lower mid-market buyouts in the Technology sector. "
target parent: Adelis Equity Partners AB
target: IT Relation
IT Relation is a Danish supplier of managed IT services to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). They provide services which allow SMEs to move their IT infrastructure and operations into the cloud, as well as providing end user support and consulting as part of a full-service IT offering.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Visma ASA, will acquire Raet BV

synopsis: Visma Group and Raet have signed an agreement whereby Visma intends to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Raet. Raet, founded in the Netherlands in 1965, specializes in world-class HR cloud software and HR services, which support the HR needs of over 10,000 organizations.
buyer: Visma ASA
Visma makes businesses more efficient, through offerings of software, commerce solutions, retail IT-solutions, and IT-related projects and consulting. Visma simplifies and digitalizes core business processes within the private and public sector. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: Raet BV
Raet, founded in the Netherlands in 1965, specializes in world-class HR cloud software and HR services, which support the HR needs of over 10,000 organizations. Raet simplifies and digitalizes HR for 3 million people internationally through its cloud solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$190
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/23/2018 via PR Newswire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired Taxfiler

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, the UK's leading business-critical software provider, is announcing it has acquired Taxfiler, the cloud tax and accounts provider for small accountancy practices. Taxfiler complements the IRIS portfolio which includes Keytime, PTP and IRIS, to offer a specific solution for the needs of every size of business.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS Software Group is the 6th largest privately-owned software supplier in the UK. IRIS offers the greatest range of specialist accountancy, financial management, human resource management, payroll and education solutions, delivered as a choice of integrated on premise and cloud-based applications."
target: Taxfiler
Taxfiler is the cloud tax and accounts provider for small accountancy practices. Taxfiler has established itself as a cloud-based monthly subscription service for agents and accountants to submit statutory accounts and tax returns for companies, partnerships, individuals and trusts.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/3/2018 via PR Web

Sovos Compliance, will acquire TrustWeaver

synopsis: Sovos, a provider of tax software, will acquire Sweden-based TrustWeaver, a provider of cloud software that helps businesses authenticate and archive electronic documents for VAT audit purposes. TrustWeaver allows organizations to execute their ERP, workflow and archiving strategies in adherence to laws governing transactions and auditability.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: Sovos Compliance
Sovos is a provider of software that safeguards businesses from the burden and risk of modern tax. The Sovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud is a secure and reliable cloud software platform to create a global solution for tax determination, e-invoicing compliance and tax reporting. "
target: TrustWeaver
Sweden-based TrustWeaver provides a cloud-based compliance service for electronic invoicing and other legally critical documents. TrustWeaver allows organizations to execute their ERP, workflow and archiving strategies with guaranteed adherence to laws governing transactions and auditability.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 $17 billion of assets under management, and RMRM Holdings, which is led by David Robbins, Lex Miron and Larry Robbins. "
target: Relativity Media, LLC
Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content. They are engaged in the production and distribution of movies, television, fashion, sports, digital and music.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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:$38.04)
Founded in 1982, Educational Holding Group was the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. The group has grown manifold with a portfolio that covers the entire educational life-cycle, ranging from K-12, tertiary education and vocational training and development.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Guardian Capital Group, will acquire ModernAdvisor

synopsis: Guardian Capital Group Limited, a Canadian diversified financial services company, will acquire Modern Advisor Canada Inc., a leading Canadian digital advisor platform. ModernAdvisor is a fintech start-up that helps investors to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
buyer: Guardian Capital Group (TSX:GCG.A:$136.06)
Guardian Capital is a Canadian diversified financial services company operating in Asset Management and Financial Advisory. Guardian provides investment management services, financial advisory services, retail distribution of mutual funds, insurance, and general corporate services. "
target: ModernAdvisor
Vancouver-based ModernAdvisor is a digital investment management company. ModernAdvisor uses technology to help advisors bring Canadians intelligent investing options, allowing them to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

synopsis: Evercore announced that it has acquired the operating businesses of ISI International Strategy & Investment (“ISI”). ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
buyer: Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR:$1,004.73)
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions. "
target: ISI Group, Inc.
ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI strives to be the Street’s best investment research resource for their clients' money management performance. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
price ($mm)
$132
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
EV / rev
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)
$279
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV, acquired TradersOnly BV

synopsis: LYNX, a Dutch specialist in online investing, has acquired TradersOnly, the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
buyer: Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV
LYNX is a Dutch specialist in online investing. LYNX provides investors with access to more than 100 exchanges in 20 countries through its user-friendly trading platform. The company was founded in 2006 and has been active on the Dutch market since 2007. "
target: TradersOnly BV
TradersOnly is the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

MobiKwik, acquired Clearfunds

synopsis: MobiKwik, India's largest independent mobile payments network, has acquired Clearfunds, an online investment advisor that allows users to buy direct mutual funds from any Mutual Fund Company in India. Clearfunds' robo-advisory platform provides financial planning and investment recommendations via web and mobile to India’s mass affluent.
buyer: MobiKwik
MobiKwik is India's largest independent mobile payments network connecting 107 million users with more than 3 million direct merchants. MobiKwik allows users to load money into a digital wallet and make secure 1-tap payments for online or offline purchases. "
target: Clearfunds
Clearfunds is an online investment advisor that allows users to buy direct mutual funds from any Mutual Fund Company in India. Their robo-advisory platform provides financial planning and investment recommendations via web and mobile to India’s mass affluent.
price ($mm)
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Ticker: LSE:SGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Sage Group plc.
The Sage Group plc.
Sage is the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of entrepreneurs and business builders. Sage helps drive business builders with the most intelligent and flexible cloud-enabled software, support and advice to manage everything.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,516.54
EBITDA ($mm)
$683.73
EBIT ($mm)
$578.44
Net Income ($mm)
$345.76
Employees
13003
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Ticker: ASX:XRO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xero Limited
Xero Limited
Xero provides online accounting software and services for small to medium sized businesses. Its accounting system has a cashbook, automated daily bank feeds, invoicing, debtors, creditors, sales tax and reporting.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$324.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.76)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.88)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2302
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Ticker: ASX:RKN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reckon Limited
Reckon Limited
Reckon Limited (RKN) is an Australian publicly listed company well known as a leading provider of software solutions for accounting and bookkeeping professionals, as well as small to medium sized businesses, small office/home office users and personal wealth management.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$73.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.15
EBIT ($mm)
$10.70
Net Income ($mm)
$7.78
Employees
118
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Ticker: INTU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intuit, Inc.
Intuit, Inc.
Intuit is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$7,127.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,116.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,911.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,631.00
Employees
9400
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Ticker: TSXV:VPY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VersaPay
VersaPay
VersaPay is a Canadian Fintech company and leading provider of cloud-based invoice-to-cash solutions, enabling businesses to provide a superior customer experience, get paid faster, streamline financial operations, and dramatically reduce Days Sales Outstanding (DSO) and costs.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5.88
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
79
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Ticker: HLSE:BAS1V
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
BasWare Oyj
BasWare Oyj
Basware is the global leader in providing purchase-to-pay and e-invoicing solutions in the world of commerce. Basware empowers companies to unlock value across their financial operations by simplifying and streamlining key financial processes.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$184.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.83
EBIT ($mm)
($11.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1829
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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: 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)
$2,833.48
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$843.19
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: 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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