Like Compupay, Inc.

closed 2/25/2004 via PR Newswire

Willis Stein & Partners, acquired Compupay, Inc.

synopsis: Willis Stein & Partners, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm with approximately $3 billion in assets under management, has acquired a majority interest in CompuPay, the nation's largest privately held provider of outsourced payroll processing and related services to small businesses.
buyer: Willis Stein & Partners
Willis Stein & Partners, L.L.C. is a private equity firm specializing in acquiring and building middle market companies. It typically invests in industry consolidations, build-ups, and management buyouts transactions. "
target: Compupay, Inc.
COMPuPAY was established in 1980 to offer you, our client, a team of highly skilled payroll experts dedicated to providing a truly personalized service, designed to make your payroll requirements as uncomplicated and efficient as possible.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BusinessWire

Celero Commerce, acquired TransNational Payments

synopsis: Celero Commerce, a vertically-focused commerce solutions provider, announced the acquisition of TransNational Payments, a leading provider of electronic payments technology and business management SaaS solutions.
buyer: Celero Commerce
Celero is a full-service, integrated electronic commerce solutions provider powered by leading-edge technology, strategic partnerships, and business intelligence. The company offers payment processing services, business management software, and data intelligence to small and medium-sized businesses."
target: TransNational Payments
TransNational Payments is a leading provider of electronic payments technology and business management SaaS solutions. They are an industry leader in secure credit card processing, innovative payment technology and affordable full service payroll.
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closed 7/31/2019 via Company Press Release

Edenred, acquired Benefit Online

synopsis: Edenred, the global leader in payment solutions for the working world, has acquired Benefit Online, the market leader of electronic employee benefits. They offer a complete flow for managing, reporting, and integrating accountancy and payroll systems of all benefits chosen directly by company's employees.
buyer: Edenred (ENXTPA:EDE:$1,462.59)
Edenred is the global leader in payment solutions for the working world. Edenred is committed to improving employees’ quality of life, increasing companies’ efficiency and boosting merchants’ revenues. "
target: Benefit Online
Based in Romania, Benefit Online is the market leader of electronic employee benefits. They offer a complete flow for managing, reporting, and integrating accountancy and payroll systems of all benefits chosen directly by company's employees.
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closed 1/23/2008 via PR Newswire

Compupay, Inc., acquired Advanced Payroll Systems

synopsis: CompuPay, Inc., the fourth largest payroll services company in the country, announced the completion of the acquisition of Advanced Payroll Systems. Based in Modesto, Calif., APS has provided payroll services to California businesses for the past twenty years.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Compupay, Inc.
COMPuPAY was established in 1980 to offer you, our client, a team of highly skilled payroll experts dedicated to providing a truly personalized service, designed to make your payroll requirements as uncomplicated and efficient as possible. "
target: Advanced Payroll Systems
Advanced Payroll Systems is based in Modesto, Calif. and has provided payroll services to California businesses for the past twenty years.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

DiVirgilio Insurance, acquired On-Time Payroll, Inc.

synopsis: DiVirgilio Insurance, a Lynn, MA insurance agency, has acquired On-Time Payroll, Boston's premier payroll service bureau that offers a vast array of services such as timekeeping, HR solutions, and workers’ compensation, in addition to payroll and tax services.
buyer: DiVirgilio Insurance
DiVirgilio Insurance, a Lynn, MA insurance agency, is more than an independent insurance agency. They are a single solution for insurance, risk management, and financial protection, serving Massachusetts residents from their headquarters in Lynn, MA. "
target: On-Time Payroll, Inc.
On-Time Payroll is Boston's premier payroll service bureau that offers a vast array of services such as timekeeping, HR solutions, and workers’ compensation, in addition to payroll and tax services.
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closed 2/9/2011 via BusinessWire

Paychex, Inc., acquired SurePayroll, Inc.

synopsis: Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of SurePayroll, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) payroll processing for small businesses.
buyer: Paychex, Inc. (PAYX:$3,380.90)
Paychex, Inc. is a provider of payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. The company offers comprehensive payroll services, including payroll processing, payroll tax administration, and employee pay services. "
target: SurePayroll, Inc.
SurePayroll is dedicated to providing a simple, convenient, and accurate online payroll service for small business owners. Tens of thousands of customers rely on SurePayroll to process payroll on demand in as few as two minutes.
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closed 12/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Tandem HR, acquired Best Employment Solutions Team

synopsis: Tandem HR, a Chicago PEO and a certified Professional Employer Organization, has acquired Best Employment Solutions Team (BEST PEO), a privately held company that specializes in PEO and HR solutions in the Michigan area.
buyer: Tandem HR
Tandem HR, a Chicago PEO and a certified Professional Employer Organization (CPEO), simplifies Human Resources for nearly 200 companies by providing HR solutions, infrastructure and expertise. "
target: Best Employment Solutions Team
Best Employment Solutions Team (BEST PEO) is a privately held company that specializes in PEO and HR solutions in the Michigan area. They offer services in payroll, HR & taxes, employee benefits, unemployment, worker' compensation, and more.
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announced 2/27/2020 via Company Press Release

Coastal Payroll Services, will acquire Paystar Payroll

synopsis: Coastal Payroll, the largest independent payroll company in southern California, will be acquiring Paystar, a complete payroll system that consolidates payroll processes and gives businesses breathing room to pull ahead.
buyer: Coastal Payroll Services
Coastal Payroll is the local, human alternative to national payroll and workforce management providers, offering world-class service to our clients. They provide a full range of Human Resource Management services to thousands nationwide. "
target: Paystar Payroll
Paystar is a complete payroll system that consolidates payroll processes and gives businesses breathing room to pull ahead. They are accessible to clients and guarantee the confidentiality and accuracy of all payroll reports.
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closed 12/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Paychex, Inc., acquired Advance Partners

synopsis: Paychex, a provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services, has acquired Advance Partners, the #1 provider of financial, operational and strategic support to staffing firms in the US. Advance’s solutions include payroll funding, back office support and a variety of strategic services.
buyer: Paychex, Inc. (PAYX:$3,380.90)
Paychex, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated human capital management solutions for payroll, HR, retirement, and insurance services. By combining its software technology and mobility platform, Paychex helps small and medium-sized business owners focus on the management of their business. "
target: Advance Partners
Founded in 1998, Advance Partners is the #1 provider of financial, operational and strategic support to independent staffing firms in the US. Advance’s customizable solutions include payroll funding, back office support and a variety of strategic services.
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closed 6/2/2008 via BusinessWire

Infinisource, acquired Priority Pay

synopsis: Infinisource, Inc., a nationally recognized expert in compliance and benefit solutions, has announced the acquisition of Priority Pay of Laguna Hills, CA, a real time Internet payroll processing company.
buyer: Infinisource
Infinisource, Inc. is a nationally recognized leader of integrated benefits and compliance solutions. Infinisource offers COBRA, FSA, HRA, HSA administration, Direct Billing, Premium Only Plans, HIPAA Privacy and Security solutions, an online eligibility and enrollment solution. "
target: Priority Pay
Priority Pay is the commonly known name of TriCentra Corporation, the only payroll company that offers real time Internet payroll processing. In 2000 the Priority Pay Partners program offered private label real time Internet payroll processing to bookkeepers and other payroll processors as an ASP.
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announced 6/16/2016 via PR Newswire

Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, will acquire CAPS Payroll

synopsis: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production management services to the entertainment industry, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire CAPS Payroll, a leading payroll provider spanning multiple important entertainment end markets.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Cast & Crew Entertainment Services
Cast & Crew Entertainment Services, LLC is the premier provider of technology-enabled payroll and production-management services to the entertainment industry. Cast & Crew’s services include payroll processing, residuals processing, production incentives and production tax credit financing. "
target: CAPS Payroll
CAPS Payroll is a technology-driven payroll services company serving film and TV studios, commercial production companies, as well as venues, music tours, and live events.
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announced 3/28/2019 via Company Press Release

TPG Capital, will acquire Entertainment Partners

synopsis: Entertainment Partners (“EP”) the leading global end-to-end provider of production workforce management and automated production software and services to the entertainment industry, announced that it has reached an agreement to be acquired by TPG Capital, the private equity platform of global alternative asset firm TPG.
buyer: TPG Capital
TPG is a leading global alternative asset firm with more than $103 billion of assets under management. TPG’s investment platforms are across a wide range of asset classes, including private equity, growth venture, real estate, credit, and public equity. "
target: Entertainment Partners
Entertainment Partners is the global leader in entertainment integrated production management solutions. EP combines unparalleled expertise and innovative technology to enable its clients to produce the most cost-effective and efficient film, television, digital, and commercial projects.
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closed 1/13/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Fintech, acquired EquityNet

synopsis: EquityNet announced that the platform operations and assets of the company have been acquired by FinTech.net, LLC which is owned and managed by C9 Capital, LLC. EquityNet is a recognized pioneer of crowdfunding and has operated one of the largest business crowdfunding marketplaces since 2005.
buyer parent: C9 Capital
buyer: Fintech
Fintech (Financial Information Technologies) is a payment and data solution for the alcohol industry. Fintech offers a secure, electronic funds transfer (EFT) payment system that ensures invoice payments are made on-time and in compliance with the liquor laws outlined by each state. "
target: EquityNet
EquityNet is a recognized pioneer of crowdfunding and has operated one of the largest business crowdfunding marketplaces since 2005. EquityNet provides access to thousands of investors and has helped entrepreneurs across North America raise over $500 million in investment capital.
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closed 5/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mukuru, acquired Zoona

synopsis: Mukuru, one of the largest international money operators and remittance companies in Africa, has acquired Zoona Malawi’s operational assets and technology systems. Headquartered in Zimbabwe, Zoona is an Africa-based fintech that enables entrepreneurs to bring safe and reliable financial services to underserved communities in Malawi and elsewhere.
buyer: Mukuru
Mukuru is one of the largest international money operators and remittance companies in Africa. Mukuru provides the best user experience for sending cash for instant collection or topping off bank accounts and mobile wallets by employing the latest mobile and web-based technologies. "
target: Zoona
Zoona is an Africa-based fintech that enables business owners to bring safe and reliable financial services to underserved communities in Malawi and elsewhere. Zoona provides a simple and innovative bulk payment platform to corporate clients to pay their employees, customers, and beneficiaries.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

ARA Asset Management Limited, JL Family Office, acquired Minterest

synopsis: ARA Asset Management’s APM Property Management and John Lim’s family office have jointly acquired a majority stake in Singapore-based crowdfunding platform Minterest. Minterest is an online financial services solutions provider to borrowers and international investors.
buyer: ARA Asset Management Limited
buyer: JL Family Office
ARA Asset Management Limited is a leading APAC real assets fund manager with a global reach. ARA manages listed and unlisted REITs and private real estate and infrastructure funds in 28 countries. JL Family Office is the investment holding group of companies founded by Mr. John Lim. "
target: Minterest
Minterest is an online financial services solutions provider to borrowers and international investors. They combine the depth of the team’s finance, legal and IT expertise with the breadth of financial technology and robust credit assessment process to bring speed to lending for their corporates.
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closed 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

C2FO, acquired Priority Vendor Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: C2FO, the world’s largest provider of working capital solutions, has cemented its position in India by acquiring Priority Vendor, the country’s largest early payment platform. With the combination of C2FO and Priority Vendor, Indian suppliers will receive a continuous flow of capital at costs lower than traditional financing alternatives.
buyer: C2FO
C2FO, the world's market for working capital and risk-free profit, is the only working capital exchange that allows companies to optimize their working capital positions in a live marketplace environment. "
target: Priority Vendor Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
As India’s largest dynamic discounting platform, Priority Vendor provides working capital solutions to Corporates and their Suppliers of raw material, packing material, transportation, and other services to unlock value out of the existing supply chain.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

CapitalTech, acquired Konsigue

synopsis: CapitalTech, a Mexican fintech company, has acquired Konsigue, an online community that has come to revolutionize the financial system in Mexico. It is the first financial factoring platform with collective funding.
buyer: CapitalTech
CapitalTech is the first Mexican financial institution specialized in the immediate injection of resources to the treasuries of importing, exporting and / or foreign exchange companies through access to credit and factoring. "
target: Konsigue
Konsigue is an online community that has come to revolutionize the financial system in Mexico. It is the first financial factoring platform with collective funding.
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closed 7/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Certify, Inc./Chrome River, acquired Emburse

synopsis: Certify, Inc./Chrome River, the largest independent portfolio of travel, expense and payment solutions, announces the acquisition of Emburse, a leading startup provider of virtual and physical cards for business expenses and vendor payments that provides virtual and physical credit cards with built in spend enforcement and expense reconciliation.
buyer parent: K1 Investment Management
buyer: Certify, Inc./Chrome River
Certify, Inc./Chrome River is an independent provider of travel, expense and payment solutions. With spend management applications such as real-time expense reporting, integrated travel booking, time tracking, and accounts payable automation, they have transformed how organizations manage spending. "
target: Emburse
Emburse alleviates major pain points experienced in all businesses by providing virtual and physical credit cards with built in spend enforcement and expense reconciliation. Cards can be restricted based on budgets, merchant categories or individual merchant IDs, and even specific hours of the day.
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closed 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Bank Frick, acquired Tradico

synopsis: Bank Frick, an enterprising bank which offers a range of services designed for financial intermediaries, has acquired Tradico, a platform that finance the inventory of their customers and pay the suppliers. Their customers gain time to settle the bill while they act as the middlemen of these transactions.
buyer: Bank Frick
Bank Frick is an enterprising bank which offers a range of services designed for financial intermediaries. The Bank has a wealth of expertise in the area of tailored fund solutions and specialises in cutting-edge blockchain banking services. "
target: Tradico
Based in Liechtenstein, Tradico is a platform that finance the inventory of their customers and pay the suppliers. Their customers gain time to settle the bill while they act as the middlemen of these transactions.
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closed 3/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Downing LLP, acquired Funding Empire Limited

synopsis: Downing LLP, an FCA authorized and regulated investment manager in the UK, has acquired Funding Empire, an online funding platform in the UK. Funding Empire connects new and existing businesses seeking loans, with individuals who want to lend their money out and get better returns.
buyer: Downing LLP
Downing LLP is a UK-based company that designs & manages investment products that help investors look after their financial wellbeing, while their investment partnerships support businesses in their ambitions. Downing has helped raised over £1.7 billion into businesses that make a difference. "
target: Funding Empire Limited
Funding Empire is an online platform in the UK that connects new and existing businesses seeking loans, with individuals who want to lend their money out and get better returns. Funding Empire allows businesses to borrow between £5,000 and £100,000, for a period of anywhere between 6 and 60 months.
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closed 4/1/2008 via PR Newswire

Compupay, Inc., acquired Key Payroll Online

synopsis: CompuPay, Inc. the fourth largest payroll services company in the country, announced the closing of the transaction to acquire the assets of Key Payroll Online (KPO), a business unit of Cleveland, Ohio-based KeyBank N.A., one of the nation's largest banking institutions.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Compupay, Inc.
COMPuPAY was established in 1980 to offer you, our client, a team of highly skilled payroll experts dedicated to providing a truly personalized service, designed to make your payroll requirements as uncomplicated and efficient as possible. "
target parent: KeyCorp
target: Key Payroll Online
Key Payroll Online combines the best of traditional and necessary business services with the efficiency and cost-saving features of the Internet. The Company provides technology enabled outsourcing services for Payroll, Benefits, Human Resource and Time and Attendance data processing.
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closed 1/23/2008 via PR Newswire

Compupay, Inc., acquired Advanced Payroll Systems

synopsis: CompuPay, Inc., the fourth largest payroll services company in the country, announced the completion of the acquisition of Advanced Payroll Systems. Based in Modesto, Calif., APS has provided payroll services to California businesses for the past twenty years.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Compupay, Inc.
COMPuPAY was established in 1980 to offer you, our client, a team of highly skilled payroll experts dedicated to providing a truly personalized service, designed to make your payroll requirements as uncomplicated and efficient as possible. "
target: Advanced Payroll Systems
Advanced Payroll Systems is based in Modesto, Calif. and has provided payroll services to California businesses for the past twenty years.
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closed 2/25/2004 via PR Newswire

Willis Stein & Partners, acquired Compupay, Inc.

synopsis: Willis Stein & Partners, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm with approximately $3 billion in assets under management, has acquired a majority interest in CompuPay, the nation's largest privately held provider of outsourced payroll processing and related services to small businesses.
buyer: Willis Stein & Partners
Willis Stein & Partners, L.L.C. is a private equity firm specializing in acquiring and building middle market companies. It typically invests in industry consolidations, build-ups, and management buyouts transactions. "
target: Compupay, Inc.
COMPuPAY was established in 1980 to offer you, our client, a team of highly skilled payroll experts dedicated to providing a truly personalized service, designed to make your payroll requirements as uncomplicated and efficient as possible.
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Virginia College, will purchase certain campuses and other selected assets from Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc.

synopsis: Virginia College, an institution of higher education that belongs to the Education Corporation of America, will acquire certain campuses and other selected assets from Vatterott Educational Centers (VEC), an operator of colleges. The campuses in the deal include Vatterott College, Vatterott Career College, L'Ecole Culinaire and ex'treme institute.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Virginia College
Virginia College is a private institution of higher education committed to offering associate degrees, diploma courses, and baccalaureate degrees at its various campuses. These programs strengthen the student’s ability to enter or advance in a chosen career. "
seller parent: TA Associates
seller: Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc.
Certain campuses and other selected assets of Vatterott Educational Centers (VEC) include Vatterott College, Vatterott Career College, L'Ecole Culinaire and ex'treme institute. VEC is an operator of private, accredited colleges.
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closed 9/3/2015 via BusinessWire

Education Corporation of America, purchased 38 Kaplan College Campuses from Kaplan Higher Education

synopsis: Education Corporation of America (ECA), which operates private, accredited colleges across the U.S., and Kaplan Higher Education, have completed the previously announced all-stock transaction exchanging 38 campuses, which include Kaplan College, Kaplan Career Institute, Texas School of Business and TESST College of Technology.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Education Corporation of America
Education Corporation of America owns and operates private accredited colleges across the United States as well as via the Internet. Their schools serve the needs of thousands of students while giving employers an educated and skilled workforce in the markets where they are located. "
seller parent: Graham Holdings Company
seller: Kaplan Higher Education
Kaplan Higher Education serves over 70 campus-based schools across the U.S. The campuses being acquired by Education Corporation of America include Kaplan Career Institutes , TESST College of Technology and Texas School of Business locations, with more than 12,500 students enrolled in these schools.
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closed 6/4/2010 via BusinessWire

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Ziff Davis Media, Inc.

synopsis: Great Hill Partners announced that it has, in partnership with former Time, Inc. executive Vivek Shah, acquired technology publisher Ziff Davis. The nine Ziff Davis properties being acquired are PCMag.com, ExtremeTech, GearLog, GoodCleanTech, DL.tv, AppScout, CrankyGeeks, Smart Device Central and TechSaver.com.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity firm that manages over $1.5 billion in capital and focuses on investing in growth companies operating in the business and consumer services, media, communications, and education industries. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: Ziff Davis Media, Inc.
Ziff Davis Media is a leading integrated media company serving the technology and videogame markets. The Company is an information services provider of technology media including publications, websites, conferences, events, eSeminars, eNewsletters and custom publishing.
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announced 6/2/2009 via PR Newswire

Steve Harris, will acquire Electronic Gaming Monthly

synopsis: Steve Harris, founder of "Electronic Gaming Monthly" magazine, announced that he has entered into an agreement with Ziff Davis Media to re-acquire certain assets, including trademarks and publishing rights, with plans to re-launch EGM in the second half of 2009.
buyer: Steve Harris
Steve Harris founded Electronic Gaming Monthly in 1988. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: Electronic Gaming Monthly
Electronic Gaming Monthly (aka EGM) was launched in 1988 by Steve Harris to provide independent news, reviews, and other content of interest to video game enthusiasts. The magazine enjoyed rapid success that continued after Harris sold the publication to Ziff Davis in 1996.
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closed 4/1/2008 via PR Newswire

Compupay, Inc., acquired Key Payroll Online

synopsis: CompuPay, Inc. the fourth largest payroll services company in the country, announced the closing of the transaction to acquire the assets of Key Payroll Online (KPO), a business unit of Cleveland, Ohio-based KeyBank N.A., one of the nation's largest banking institutions.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Compupay, Inc.
COMPuPAY was established in 1980 to offer you, our client, a team of highly skilled payroll experts dedicated to providing a truly personalized service, designed to make your payroll requirements as uncomplicated and efficient as possible. "
target parent: KeyCorp
target: Key Payroll Online
Key Payroll Online combines the best of traditional and necessary business services with the efficiency and cost-saving features of the Internet. The Company provides technology enabled outsourcing services for Payroll, Benefits, Human Resource and Time and Attendance data processing.
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closed 1/23/2008 via PR Newswire

Compupay, Inc., acquired Advanced Payroll Systems

synopsis: CompuPay, Inc., the fourth largest payroll services company in the country, announced the completion of the acquisition of Advanced Payroll Systems. Based in Modesto, Calif., APS has provided payroll services to California businesses for the past twenty years.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Compupay, Inc.
COMPuPAY was established in 1980 to offer you, our client, a team of highly skilled payroll experts dedicated to providing a truly personalized service, designed to make your payroll requirements as uncomplicated and efficient as possible. "
target: Advanced Payroll Systems
Advanced Payroll Systems is based in Modesto, Calif. and has provided payroll services to California businesses for the past twenty years.
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closed 8/2/2007 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, acquired The Enterprise Group

synopsis: Ziff Davis Media Inc. has completed the sale of its Enterprise Group assets to Insight Venture Partners. The deal was valued at approximately $150 million in cash, plus a potential earn-out of up to $10 million. The Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is the fastest-growing venture capital firm specializing in software and the Internet. The team is composed of experienced investors and operating executives, and a capital base of $3 billion to support the companies in which they invest. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: The Enterprise Group
The Ziff Davis Enterprise Group produces online content, lead generation services, events and publications serving the tech industry, including: Online properties eweek.com, webbuyersguide.com, cioinsight.com, baselinemag.com, microsoft-watch.com, channelinsider.com and deviceforge.com.
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closed 7/5/2006 via PR Newswire

Castle Harlan Partners III, L.P., acquired Baker & Taylor, Inc.

synopsis: Castle Harlan, Inc., the New York-based private equity firm, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Baker & Taylor, a leading global distributor of books and entertainment products to libraries and retailers. The value of the transaction was approximately $455 million.
buyer: Castle Harlan Partners III, L.P.
Castle Harlan invests in controlling interests in the buyout and development of middle-market companies in North America and Europe. Its team of 10 managing directors, including its founders, has completed 43 acquisitions since its inception with a total value in excess of $8 billion. "
target parent: Willis Stein & Partners
target: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the world's leading distributor of books, video, and music products to public and academic libraries. It is also a global leader in the distribution of books and entertainment products to many of the country's leading retailers, including Internet retailers.
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closed 11/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Ziff Davis Media, Inc., acquired FileFront.com

synopsis: Ziff Davis Media Game Group today announced that it has acquired FileFront.com, the leading destination site for videogame downloads. The acquisition immediately adds substantial new audience and reach to the Game Group's growing online portfolio.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Ziff Davis Media, Inc.
Ziff Davis Media is a leading integrated media company serving the technology and videogame markets. The Company is an information services provider of technology media including publications, websites, conferences, events, eSeminars, eNewsletters and custom publishing. "
target: FileFront.com
FileFront.com, the leading destination site for videogame downloads currently hosts over 600,000 files and generates over 30 million downloads per month.
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closed 2/25/2004 via PR Newswire

Willis Stein & Partners, acquired Compupay, Inc.

synopsis: Willis Stein & Partners, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm with approximately $3 billion in assets under management, has acquired a majority interest in CompuPay, the nation's largest privately held provider of outsourced payroll processing and related services to small businesses.
buyer: Willis Stein & Partners
Willis Stein & Partners, L.L.C. is a private equity firm specializing in acquiring and building middle market companies. It typically invests in industry consolidations, build-ups, and management buyouts transactions. "
target: Compupay, Inc.
COMPuPAY was established in 1980 to offer you, our client, a team of highly skilled payroll experts dedicated to providing a truly personalized service, designed to make your payroll requirements as uncomplicated and efficient as possible.
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closed 10/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Exporo, acquired Zinsland

synopsis: Exporo, Germany's leading platform for digital real estate investments, has acquired Zinsland, a German crowdfunding platform for real estate projects. Zinsland offers investors the opportunity to invest directly in high-yield projects with low investment amounts. Zinsland has helped project developers finance and complete 100 real estate projects.
buyer: Exporo
Exporo is Germany's leading platform for digital real estate investments. Exporo is an innovative online platform that offers investors the opportunity to participate in attractive real estate projects through crowdinvesting. "
target: Zinsland
Zinsland is a German crowdfunding platform for real estate projects. Zinsland offers investors the opportunity to invest directly in high-yield projects with low investment amounts. Zinsland has helped project developers finance and complete 100 real estate projects.
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Ticker: PAYX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paychex, Inc.
Paychex, Inc.
Paychex, Inc. is a leading provider of payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. The company offers comprehensive payroll services, including payroll processing, payroll tax administration, and employee pay services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$3,380.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,425.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1,287.50
Net Income ($mm)
$933.70
Employees
14000
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Ticker: BAC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bank of America Corporation
Bank of America Corporation
Bank of America is one of the world's largest financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk-management products and services.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$150,450.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$6,276.00
Employees
285822
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Ticker: MS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services. With offices in more than 43 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments and individuals.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$45,415.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$9,850.00
Employees
63051
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Ticker: TSE:8591
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ORIX Corporation
ORIX Corporation
ORIX Corporation is an integrated financial services group based in Tokyo, Japan, providing innovative value-added products and services to both corporate and retail customers.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$21,958.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$5,898.07
EBIT ($mm)
$3,691.53
Net Income ($mm)
$2,424.45
Employees
31035
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Ticker: TSE:8316
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC) and its group companies offer a broad range of financial services centered on banking. They are also engaged in the leasing, securities, credit card, investment, mortgage securitization, venture capital and other credit related businesses.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$20,674.25
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$788.29
Employees
86400
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Ticker: LSE:VTBR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VTB Group
VTB Group
VTB Group is a global provider of financial services, comprised of over 20 credit institutions and financial companies operating across all key areas of the financial markets. VTB Group operates a large international network, offering a comprehensive range of services in more than 20 countries.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$8,371.11
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$2,741.19
Employees
96957
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Ticker: FITB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fifth Third Bancorp
Fifth Third Bancorp
Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio and the indirect parent company of Fifth Third Bank, National Association, a federally chartered institution.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$6,667.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,557.00
Employees
20283
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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: MGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MoneyGram International, Inc.
MoneyGram International, Inc.
MoneyGram, a leading money transfer company, provides essential services to consumers who are not fully served by traditional financial institutions. MoneyGram offers worldwide money transfer services in more than 200 countries and territories through a global network of 345,000 agent locations.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$1,516.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$278.80
EBIT ($mm)
$176.90
Net Income ($mm)
$110.50
Employees
2590
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Old Mutual plc
Old Mutual plc
Old Mutual plc is an international savings and wealth management company based in the UK. The group has a balanced portfolio of businesses offering asset management, life assurance, banking and general insurance services in 34 countries, primarily South Africa, Europe and the United States.
year
1998
rev ($mm)
$961.90
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$78.50
Employees
2250
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Ticker: SE:IJ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intrum Justitia
Intrum Justitia is Europe’s leading Credit Management Services group and offers services designed to measurably improve clients’ cash flow and long-term profitability including purchase of receivables. They offer a complete range of services covering their clients’ entire credit management chain.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$577.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$118.66
EBIT ($mm)
$95.61
Net Income ($mm)
$61.58
Employees
3064
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Ticker: DB:HYQ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hypoport Group
The Hypoport Group is a technology-based financial service provider. Its business model is based on its three mutually supporting business units: Private Clients, Financial Service Providers, and Institutional Clients. All three units are engaged in the distribution of financial services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$356.51
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.29
EBIT ($mm)
$36.20
Net Income ($mm)
$27.13
Employees
1831
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Ticker: KWSE:GFH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GFH Financial Group
GFH is one of the most recognized financial groups in the Gulf region. Its businesses include Asset Management, Wealth Management, Commercial Banking and Real Estate Development. The Group’s operations are focused in the GCC, North Africa and India.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$266.02
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$38.74
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:7148
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Financial Products Group Co., Ltd.
Financial Products Group Co., Ltd.
Financial Products Group (FPG) is a Japanese provider of financial services. FPG provides various financial products to high revenue generating companies and high net worth individuals. FPG offers lease arrangement, real estate investment, M&A, and insurance brokerage services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$250.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$137.63
EBIT ($mm)
$136.00
Net Income ($mm)
$96.76
Employees
262
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Ticker: PFMT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Performant
Performant
Performant helps government and commercial organizations enhance revenue and contain costs by preventing, identifying and recovering waste, improper payments and defaulted assets. Performant is a leading provider of these services in several industries, including healthcare, government and more.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$215.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$53.22
EBIT ($mm)
$43.94
Net Income ($mm)
$19.65
Employees
1479
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