Like Tech 2000, Inc.

closed 9/15/2013 via Washington Post

U.S. Boston Capital Corporation, acquired Tech 2000, Inc.

synopsis: An investment group led by Washington entrepreneur S. Tien Wong and U.S. Boston Capital has acquired Tech 2000, a Herndon-based e-learning mobile app and content management software.
buyer: U.S. Boston Capital Corporation
U.S. Boston Capital provides wealth management services to their clients by forming lasting relationships built on trust, respect, and thoughtful advice. U.S. Boston has been offering strategic perspective, personalized service, and sophisticated investment management and opportunities. "
target: Tech 2000, Inc.
Tech 2000 is a Herndon-based e-learning mobile app and content management software. Tech 2000 began as a traditional “books and classroom” corporate training business, with instructors delivering technology training from company-operated classrooms.
price ($mm)
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$10
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0.0x
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closed 5/7/2015 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Vodeclic SAS

synopsis: Skillsoft Limited, a global leader in learning and talent management, has completed the acquisition of Vodeclic SAS, a leading provider of new generation video courses. Vodeclic is an enterprise learning solution for desktop and collaborative skills.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. "
target: Vodeclic SAS
Vodeclic is a cloud-based training company for desktop software, web apps and cloud services. With over 25,000 how-to videos in six languages – and 1000+ new additions each month – Vodeclic.com is an all-in-one solution designed to help users enhance their digital, internet and collaborative skills.
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closed 2/12/2019 via BusinessWire

EdCast, acquired Leapest

synopsis: EdCast, known as the operating system for the knowledge economy, announced the acquisition of Rotterdam-based Leapest. Founded in 2017, Leapest hosts three integrated training resource marketplaces on one platform, featuring over 5,000 learning products and instructors from all over the world.
buyer: EdCast
EdCast is a personal learning network to enhance human ability to collaborate and learn across educational materials, instructors,students and employers. EdCast Knowledge Cloud powers online learning portals built on OpenedX for world class institutions, enterprises, governments and non-profits. "
target: Leapest
Leapest is a corporate training ecosystem and a B2B Marketplace for training resources including courseware, eLearning, business simulations, certifications and instructor service. Their current catalog features key topics in IT training.
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closed 7/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Train Simple

synopsis: Pluralsight, the global leader in online learning for technology professionals, has acquired Adobe-centric video training company Train Simple. Creative professionals and top companies like Disney, GE and DreamWorks use Train Simple to learn industry-standard software like Adobe Photoshop, After Effects, InDesign, Illustrator, Premier Pro and more.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$375.69)
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency. "
target: Train Simple
Train Simple is an Adobe Authorized Training Center specializing in self-paced training for creatives. A subscription to Train Simple offers access to high-quality video training on all of Adobe's products and web technologies. New courses and updates are added each month to all of their members.
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closed 4/6/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Pluralsight

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a leading global investment firm focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled business.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista is a leading global investment firm with more than $73 billion in assets under management. The firm exclusively invests in enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled organizations across private equity, credit, public equity, and permanent capital strategies. "
target: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$375.69)
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes, and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,715 [$3,885]
rev ($mm)
$376
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
10.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/20/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

OneTrust LLC, acquired Privacy Core

synopsis: OneTrust, the largest and most widely used privacy, security, and third-party risk technology platform announced its acquisition of the IAPP's Privacy Core e-learning solution, an online solution that is designed to train staff in privacy awareness.
buyer: OneTrust LLC
OneTrust, a software platform for privacy professionals, is designed to operationalize data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design. Their web-based console helps automate privacy impact assessments and data mapping, identify privacy risks, and enforce risk management and control activities. "
target parent: International Association of Privacy Professionals
target: Privacy Core
Privacy Core e-learning helps clients train their enterprise in privacy essentials. With an ever-expanding library of content-rich subject matter, this affordable, SCORM-compliant online solution is specifically designed to train staff in privacy awareness.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BusinessWire

QA Ltd., acquired Cloud Academy

synopsis: QA, the UK’s largest B2B skills provider, has acquired Cloud Academy, a leading enterprise technology training platform. Cloud Academy helps organizations address their skills gaps with high-quality digital training content and a Software as a Service platform filled with powerful features to measure skills and manage training outcomes.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: QA Ltd.
QA is a leading UK learning organization providing training, consultancy, apprenticeships, and postgraduate degrees on a range of technical, business and leadership subjects. QA has over 22 UK training centers—including Apprenticeships and Consulting Academies—and various online learning options. "
target: Cloud Academy
Cloud Academy is an enterprise digital skills development platform that innovates through guided Learning Paths, Hands-on Labs, and Skill Assessment. Cloud Academy delivers role-specific training on leading clouds (AWS, Azure, etc), methodologies needed to operate on and between clouds, and more.
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closed 5/22/2018 via Company Press Release

KnowBe4, acquired exploqii GmbH

synopsis: KnowBe4, provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced that it has acquired international content provider exploqii. Exploqii provides a multi-lingual library of pre-produced 2-minute educational videos in the categories of cybersecurity, security, data privacy and compliance.
buyer: KnowBe4
KnowBe4, the provider of the most popular integrated new-school security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, is used by more than 13,000 organizations worldwide. KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness of social engineering tactics. "
target: exploqii GmbH
In addition to the creation of bespoke explanatory animation videos, exploqii provides a multi-lingual library of pre-produced 2-minute educational videos in the categories of cybersecurity, security, data privacy and compliance.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kallidus LMS, acquired Engage in Learning

synopsis: Kallidus, an industry leading provider of learning and talent management solutions, has acquired Engage in Learning, a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
buyer parent: Apse Capital Limited
buyer: Kallidus LMS
Kallidus is a leading provider of integrated learning and talent solutions. Their award-winning, cost-effective SaaS solutions allows businesses to manage and deliver learning programmes and to develop the talent, skills and performance of their people. "
target: Engage in Learning
Engage in Learning is a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses that enable businesses to unlock the potential of their workforce. They offer courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
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closed 10/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Tekpub

synopsis: Online training platform Pluralsight announced a significant addition to its developer offering with its purchase of Tekpub, a leading provider of high-quality technical screencasts for programmers. The acquisition further establishes Pluralsight as a premier training hub for software developers and IT administrators.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$375.69)
Pluralsight was founded in 2004 as a classroom training company. They shifted to an online training experience, which allowed them to offer high-quality training at a low price point. They offer year-round education, with more insight, at a relaxed pace, at the exact time it is needed. "
target: Tekpub
Tekpub is a premium screencast provider for tech professionals, offering training in C#, jQuery, ASP.NET, Git, Rails and other essential developer tools. Tekpub has become one of the most influential training resources in the developer community.
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closed 10/15/2019 via GlobeNewswire

HumanEyes Technologies, acquired How To Create VR

synopsis: HumanEyes Technologies, a leading 3D-Virtual Reality holistic solutions developer, announced it has acquired HowToCreateVR.com, one of the world’s leading content repositories for Virtual Reality developers and content creators.
buyer: HumanEyes Technologies
HumanEyes Technologies Ltd (HET) is an innovative, R&D powerhouse, providing holistic 3D-Virtual Reality development and system solutions. They are headquartered in Israel with offices in the U.S. "
target: How To Create VR
HowToCreateVR.com is one of the world’s leading content repositories for Virtual Reality developers and content creators. With hundreds of high-quality tutorials, webinars and podcasts, the site educates and informs its VR creator community on a vast array of tools, technologies, and techniques.
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closed 7/25/2013 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired PeepCode

synopsis: Online training platform Pluralsight is making a decisive foray into the open-source coding movement by acquiring Seattle-based PeepCode, the leading training resource for professional open-source developers. PeepCode Screencasts are the leading open-source training resource for hardcore professional Web developers and designers.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$375.69)
Pluralsight was founded in 2004 as a classroom training company. They shifted to an online training experience, which allowed them to offer high-quality training at a low price point. They offer year-round education, with more insight, at a relaxed pace, at the exact time it is needed. "
target: PeepCode
PeepCode Screencasts are the leading open-source training resource for hardcore professional Web developers and designers. Since its founding in 2006, PeepCode has been a leading resource for education in Ruby, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails, Node and Git.
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closed 3/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

CompTIA, acquired Gtslearning

synopsis: CompTIA, the leading trade association for the information technology (IT) industry, has acquired gtslearning, an award-winning developer and supplier of learning resources, including printed and online courseware and learning materials and online practice labs for IT certification exams.
buyer: CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a leading voice and advocate for the $4.8 trillion global information technology ecosystem; and the technology professionals who design, implement, manage, and safeguard the technology that powers the global economy. "
target: Gtslearning
Gtslearning is a UK-based award-winning developer and supplier of learning resources, including printed and online courseware and learning materials and online practice labs for IT certification exams.
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closed 1/26/2015 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Code School

synopsis: Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals, announced the acquisition of Code School, an online learn-to-code destination. Founded in 2011, Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$375.69)
Pluralsight is the leader in online learning for professional software developers, IT specialists and creative technologists. As the world’s largest curated professional development platform for professionals, the company offers instant access to more than 3,700 courses authored by top experts. "
target: Code School
Code School is an online learning destination with nearly 40 courses covering JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Ruby and iOS. Code School pairs experienced instructors with meticulously produced, high-quality content that’s been inspired by its community and network of partners.
price ($mm)
$36
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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:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target: ITBusinessEdge
IT Business Edge is an online media and marketing company that provides targeted content for senior business and technology decision makers, and measurable marketing programs for IT marketers.
price ($mm)
$24
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closed 5/14/2007 via PR Newswire

SkillSoft PLC, acquired NETg

synopsis: SkillSoft PLC, a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of NETg from The Thomson Corporation for approximately $270 million in cash, subject to customary post-closing adjustments.
buyer: SkillSoft PLC (SKIL:$0.00)
SkillSoft is a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: NETg
Thomson NETg is a global leader providing Open Learning Solutions with a comprehensive offering of award-winning content, multiple delivery options, cutting-edge technology and services.NETg is the learning and professional development partner of choice for innovative global organizations worldwide.
price ($mm)
$270
rev ($mm)
$149
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

MedaPhor, acquired Inventive Medical Limited

synopsis: MedaPhor Group plc, the global provider of advanced ultrasound skills training simulators for medical professionals, announces the acquisition of Inventive Medical Limited (“IML”), a UK company which is the global supplier of cardio ultrasound simulation products under the HeartWorks brand.
buyer: MedaPhor (AIM:MED:$5.48)
MedaPhor is a global provider of advanced ultrasound training simulators for medical professionals. Founded in 2004, they have headquarters in Cardiff, UK and San Diego, USA, and our customers are some of the world's leading medical institutions. "
target parent: University College London Hospitals Charity
target: Inventive Medical Limited
Developed by leading cardiac anaesthesiologists at University College London Hospital Inventive Medical Limited's (IML) HeartWorks simulators and online training materials are recognised as one of the most true-to-life and comprehensive simulation tools.
price ($mm)
$3.98
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Udacity, Inc., acquired Terminal

synopsis: Udacity acquired CloudLabs, a small shop building interactive coding environments that let groups collaboratively code from within their browsers. CloudLabs was behind Terminal.com, a platform enabling the custom creation of computer programming courses built around an interactive, container-based, command-line interface.
buyer: Udacity, Inc.
Udacity, a pioneer in online education, is building "University by Silicon Valley"​, a new type of online university that teaches the actual programming skills that industry employers need today, and provides education at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional schools. "
target: Terminal
Terminal.com, by CloudLabs, is a platform enabling the custom creation of computer programming courses built around an interactive, container-based, command-line interface.
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closed 2/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next Education India Private Limited, acquired InOpen Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Education technology startup InOpen Technologies has been acquired by Hyderabad-based Next Education. InOpen serves the K-12 market with its flagship product, Computer Masti and newly introduced Science curriculum, Small Science.
buyer: Next Education India Private Limited
Next Education is working on technology-based K-12 solutions, which are used by over 150,000 teachers and more than 7 million students across over 7,000 schools in India. Founded in 2007, Next Education’s educational solutions and services have been well-received nationally and globally. "
target: InOpen Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
InOpen is a IIT Bombay based educational start up with a focus on developing high quality academic content through intense research. It offer products and services to government and private schools. InOpen is currently serving 600,000 students directly through its products.
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closed 12/8/2016 via PR Web

Vector Solutions, acquired LearnSmart

synopsis: Vector Solutions, the leader in eLearning, workforce training and performance management solutions for architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), industrial and public safety organizations, has acquired LearnSmart, a leading eLearning company that provides high-quality professional skills, project management and IT and security training.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, the parent company of RedVector and TargetSolutions, sets the standard for excellence in delivering online education and compliance solutions to a broad range of industries, including AEC, as well as industrial, facilities management and public safety fields. "
target: LearnSmart
LearnSmart has served the technology community with high-quality certification and skills training since 1997. Their LearnSmart Cloud Classroom is an e-learning platform that's developed specifically to meet the total training needs in a multi-user learning environment.
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closed 9/15/2013 via Washington Post

U.S. Boston Capital Corporation, acquired Tech 2000, Inc.

synopsis: An investment group led by Washington entrepreneur S. Tien Wong and U.S. Boston Capital has acquired Tech 2000, a Herndon-based e-learning mobile app and content management software.
buyer: U.S. Boston Capital Corporation
U.S. Boston Capital provides wealth management services to their clients by forming lasting relationships built on trust, respect, and thoughtful advice. U.S. Boston has been offering strategic perspective, personalized service, and sophisticated investment management and opportunities. "
target: Tech 2000, Inc.
Tech 2000 is a Herndon-based e-learning mobile app and content management software. Tech 2000 began as a traditional “books and classroom” corporate training business, with instructors delivering technology training from company-operated classrooms.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/15/2013 via Washington Post

U.S. Boston Capital Corporation, acquired Tech 2000, Inc.

synopsis: An investment group led by Washington entrepreneur S. Tien Wong and U.S. Boston Capital has acquired Tech 2000, a Herndon-based e-learning mobile app and content management software.
buyer: U.S. Boston Capital Corporation
U.S. Boston Capital provides wealth management services to their clients by forming lasting relationships built on trust, respect, and thoughtful advice. U.S. Boston has been offering strategic perspective, personalized service, and sophisticated investment management and opportunities. "
target: Tech 2000, Inc.
Tech 2000 is a Herndon-based e-learning mobile app and content management software. Tech 2000 began as a traditional “books and classroom” corporate training business, with instructors delivering technology training from company-operated classrooms.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 1/24/2020 via PE Hub

Purpose Advisor Solutions, acquired Wealthsimple

synopsis: Purpose Advisor Solutions, a new financial services company focused on creating the tools, services and support to help financial advisors build their own business, has acquired Wealthsimple, an online investment manager that builds a personal, low-cost portfolio for user.
buyer: Purpose Advisor Solutions
Purpose Advisor Solutions is a new financial services company focused on creating the tools, services and support to help financial advisors build their own business. Their team is passionate about helping advisors and is building a new business model to provide what they need to thrive and succeed."
target: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is an online investment manager that builds a personal, low-cost portfolio for user. They are on a mission to bring smarter financial services to everybody, regardless of age or net worth.
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closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

VinaCapital Investment Management, acquired Smartly Pte Ltd

synopsis: VinaCapital, one of Vietnam’s leading investment management and real estate development firms, has acquired Smartly, a Singapore-based, financial technology company building a new-generation robo-advisor, providing a digital wealth management platform to retail investors.
buyer: VinaCapital Investment Management
Founded in 2003, VinaCapital is one of Vietnam’s leading investment management and real estate development firms, with a diversified portfolio of USD1.8 billion in assets under management. "
target: Smartly Pte Ltd
Smartly is a Singapore-based, financial technology company building a new-generation robo-advisor, providing a digital wealth management platform to retail investors.
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announced 7/8/2016 via PR Newswire

Legg Mason, Inc., will acquire Financial Guard

synopsis: Legg Mason, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire an 82% majority equity interest in Financial Guard LLC, an online Registered Investment Advisor and innovative technology-enabled wealth management and investment advice platform. The firm will operate as part of Legg Mason's alternative distribution strategies business.
buyer: Legg Mason, Inc. (LM:$2,660.84)
Legg Mason is a global asset management firm that provides active asset management in many major investment centers throughout the world. "
target: Financial Guard
Financial Guard is a leading online investment advisor providing simple, professional and transparent investment advice through its interactive website. Financial Guard's technology allows investors to create a unique profile and view all of their investments in one place
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announced 1/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Guardian Capital Group, will acquire ModernAdvisor

synopsis: Guardian Capital Group Limited, a Canadian diversified financial services company, will acquire Modern Advisor Canada Inc., a leading Canadian digital advisor platform. ModernAdvisor is a fintech start-up that helps investors to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
buyer: Guardian Capital Group (TSX:GCG.A:$136.06)
Guardian Capital is a Canadian diversified financial services company operating in Asset Management and Financial Advisory. Guardian provides investment management services, financial advisory services, retail distribution of mutual funds, insurance, and general corporate services. "
target: ModernAdvisor
Vancouver-based ModernAdvisor is a digital investment management company. ModernAdvisor uses technology to help advisors bring Canadians intelligent investing options, allowing them to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
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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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closed 4/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

SoFi, acquired 8 Securities Limited

synopsis: Consumer financial services platform SoFi has acquired 8 Securities, a Hong Kong-based investing app. Targeted to personal investors, 8 Securities will rebrand to SoFi Hong Kong and will begin launching services in other markets in addition to Hong Kong. 8 Securities was the first mobile-only investment service and robo-advisor to launch in Asia.
buyer: SoFi
SoFi is a values-driven company on a mission to help members get their money right. They create modern financial products and services that help people borrow, save, spend, invest, and protect their money better, so that they can achieve financial independence and realize their ambitions. "
target: 8 Securities Limited
Hong Kong-based 8 Securities is a cloud-based brokerage platform that provides simple, transparent, and affordable mobile investing solutions. The company allows users to trade over 15,000 US and Hong Kong stocks and exchange traded funds as much as they like free of commission.
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announced 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

synopsis: Wealthsimple Financial Inc., Canada's leading online investing service, announced it has acquired Canadian ShareOwner Investments Inc., the country's first automated investment manager.
buyer: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is Canada's leading online investment manager, making smart and simple investing accessible to all Canadians with low minimums and low fees. Their on-demand financial planning services and investment advice educate clients and keep their investments on track. "
target: ShareOwner
ShareOwner (Canadian ShareOwner Investments) has been providing independent investment education and low-cost investing services to retail investors since 1987.
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closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

synopsis: Evercore announced that it has acquired the operating businesses of ISI International Strategy & Investment (“ISI”). ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
buyer: Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR:$1,004.73)
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions. "
target: ISI Group, Inc.
ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI strives to be the Street’s best investment research resource for their clients' money management performance. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
price ($mm)
$132
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announced 10/9/2020 via Market Watch

TP ICAP, will acquire Liquidnet, Inc.

synopsis: UK-based TP ICAP PLC will acquire Liquidnet Holdings Inc., an electronic trading network. The acquisition of Liquidnet is a transformational deal that will diversify TC ICAP's business mix and contribute to boosting revenue growth and underlying operating margin.
buyer: TP ICAP (LSE:TCAP:$2,398.01)
Headquartered in London, TP ICAP is a global firm of professional intermediaries that plays a pivotal role in the world’s financial, energy, and commodities markets. TP ICAP provides comprehensive analysis and insight into market conditions and long-term trends. "
target: Liquidnet, Inc.
Liquidnet is a technology-driven, global institutional investment network, connecting the world’s investors to the world’s investments. Its network spans 45 markets and connects institutional brokers, investment banks, exchanges, alternative trading venues, and data and research providers.
price ($mm)
$575
rev ($mm)
$339
EBITDA ($mm)
$64
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
10.9x
announced 8/26/2015 via BusinessWire

BlackRock, Inc., will acquire FutureAdvisor

synopsis: BlackRock, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FutureAdvisor, a leader in digital wealth management. FutureAdvisor will operate as a business within the firm’s investment and risk management platform. They will provide financial institutions with technology-enabled advice capabilities to improve clients’ investment experience.
buyer: BlackRock, Inc. (BLK:$13,880.00)
BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. They help clients around the world meet their goals and overcome challenges with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, iShares®, and more. "
target: FutureAdvisor
FutureAdvisor is an award-winning investment advisory firm that manages existing IRA, Roth, taxable accounts, and other investment accounts. They automatically monitor, rebalance, and tax-manage clients' current investments, adding low-fee index funds where necessary to bolster portfolios.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

TradeFloor Pty Ltd, acquired OpenMarkets

synopsis: Software developer TradeFloor has acquired a controlling stake in OpenMarkets, a digital trading platform that provides retail investors, traders, advisers, robo-advisers, brokers and financial intermediaries with a suite of innovative brokerage services for trading on the Australian securities markets.
buyer: TradeFloor Pty Ltd
TradeFloor is a must-have application for anyone who trades (or is thinking about trading) Exchange-Traded Options in Australia. They are striving to make options accessible to everyone, regardless of trading knowledge, and provide valuable insights into the risk and reward of trading strategies. "
target: OpenMarkets
OpenMarkets is a digital trading platform that provides retail investors, traders, advisers, robo-advisers, brokers and financial intermediaries with a suite of innovative brokerage services for trading on the Australian securities markets.
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closed 5/8/2020 via BusinessWire

The Charles Schwab Corporation, acquired Motif Investing, Inc.

synopsis: The Charles Schwab Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of the technology and intellectual property of Motif, a next-generation online broker offering thematic investing to individual and institutional investors.
buyer: The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW:$10,615.00)
The Charles Schwab Corporation is a leading provider of financial services. Through its operating subsidiaries, the company provides a full range of securities brokerage, banking, money management and financial advisory services to individual investors and independent investment advisors. "
target: Motif Investing, Inc.
Motif is a next-generation online broker offering thematic investing to individual and institutional investors. They are a fintech pioneer that has combined breakthrough technology and data science to deliver customized thematic portfolios to investors.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Flatex, will acquire DEGIRO B.V.

synopsis: flatex Bank AG, a leading online brokerage business in Europe, will acquire DEGIRO BV, one of the fastest growing online brokers in Europe. DEGIRO provides affordable, custom-made financial services for investors worldwide. Their intuitive platform accommodates all styles of investing, and offers a large number of financial instruments and markets.
buyer: Flatex (DB:FLA:$132.15)
Flatex is a leading online brokerage business in Europe. Flatex provides an affordable and mobile online broker-platform with expert service and advice. Flatex offers trading in all common securities such as shares, funds and ETFs in exchange and over-the-counter trading. "
target: DEGIRO B.V.
DEGIRO is one of the fastest growing online brokers in Europe. DEGIRO provides affordable, custom-made financial services for investors worldwide. Their intuitive platform accommodates all styles of investing, and offers a large number of financial instruments and markets.
price ($mm)
$279
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closed 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.
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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.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Niyogin Fintech Ltd., acquired Moneyfront

synopsis: Niyogin, a non-banking finance company in India, has acquired a 50.1% stake in Moneyfront, an online robo-advisory and investment platform in India. Moneyfront helps its users invest in mutual funds and other fixed-income instruments. Users can manage their investments through a customizable portfolio management system and earn superior returns.
buyer: Niyogin Fintech Ltd. (BSE:538772:$2.40)
Founded in 1988, Niyogin is a non-banking finance company in India. The company helps small businesses with their financial needs, whether it is collateral free access to credit for working capital, financing small projects, expanding businesses or purchasing inventory. "
target: Moneyfront
Moneyfront is an online robo-advisory and investment platform in India. Moneyfront helps its users invest in mutual funds and other fixed-income instruments. Users can manage their investments through a completely customizable portfolio management system and earn superior returns.
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$1.67*
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closed 3/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan, acquired Arab Finance Brokerage Company

synopsis: Arab Finance Brokerage Co. announced a group of investors finalized the acquisition of 100% of Arab Finance. Among the new shareholders, were market experts Mohamed Radwan, Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan. Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector.
buyer: Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan
Mohamed Radwan is the Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan is the former Head of Asset Management in HC Securities & Investment. "
target: Arab Finance Brokerage Company
Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector. Arab Finance has one of the oldest news portal covering the Egyptian EGX and macroeconomic news. In addition, Arab Finance also provides its services as a brokerage house specialized in online trading.
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closed 6/1/2016 via PR Newswire

Ally, acquired TradeKing

synopsis: Ally Financial Inc., one of the world's largest automotive financial services companies, announced that it has acquired TradeKing Group, Inc., a digital wealth management company. TradeKing Group, Inc. provides online brokerage services for independent self-directed investors in the United States.
buyer: Ally (ALLY:$6,378.00)
Ally Financial Inc. is one of the world's largest automotive financial services companies. The company offers a full suite of automotive financing products and services in key markets around the world. "
target: TradeKing
TradeKing Group, Inc. provides online brokerage services for independent self-directed investors in the United States. It offers online trading services in the areas of options, stocks, exchange traded funds, mutual funds, fixed incomes, and foreign exchange funds.
price ($mm)
$275
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closed 11/18/2015 via BusinessWire

TradeKing, acquired MB Trading Holdings, LLC

synopsis: TradeKing Group, Inc., an innovator in online brokerage, today announced that its acquisition of MB Trading has officially closed. With the addition of MB Trading’s renowned trading platform, TradeKing now offers a powerful, active trading experience for the most seasoned traders.
buyer: TradeKing
TradeKing Group, Inc. provides online brokerage services for independent self-directed investors in the United States. It offers online trading services in the areas of options, stocks, exchange traded funds, mutual funds, fixed incomes, and foreign exchange funds. "
target: MB Trading Holdings, LLC
MB Trading is a direct access brokerage firm that develops and markets direct access trading technology to online investors, institutions, and qualified destinations. Using a proprietary order routing system, the company allows investors to trade directly to the NASDAQ, NYSE and AMEX markets.
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closed 1/10/2008 via Burlington Free Press

Banks.com, Inc., acquired OnLine Investments, Inc.

synopsis: Banks.com, Inc. a leading financial services focused web property, announced the acquisition of certain assets of Online Investments, Inc., including MyStockFund.com, MyStockFundKids.com and an online broker/dealer with a wide array of products, tools, and services.
buyer: Banks.com, Inc. (BNX:$0.00)
Banks.com is a leading Financial Services portal containing a unique breadth and depth of products and services. Our mission is to bring our users and subscribers the most relevant financial information on the web. "
target: OnLine Investments, Inc.
MyStockFund Securities, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, is the broker-dealer offering the unique securities trading platform. OnLine Investments, Inc. the parent of MyStockFund Securities, Inc. has developed the technology to enable convenient and cost-effective Internet-based investment.
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