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closed 1/31/2014 via BusinessWire

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired Recorded Books Inc.

synopsis: Wasserstein & Co., LP , on behalf of its private equity fund Wasserstein Partners III, has acquired all of the assets of Recorded Books LLC, one of the leading worldwide providers of unabridged audiobooks, digital content, and services to the library, school, and retail markets, from Haights Cross Communications, Inc.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity and investment firm, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. The Wasserstein & Co. investment team has completed over 50 platform and add-on transactions, representing over $3 billion of enterprise value. "
target parent: Haights Cross Communications, LLC
target: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The Company owns an exclusive catalog of over 13,500 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors.
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closed 7/31/2015 via PE Hub

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Recorded Books Inc.

synopsis: Shamrock Capital Advisors LLC has acquired Recorded Books, a leading independent publisher of audiobooks in the United States, in partnership with senior management. Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library, and infotainment markets in the USA.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. The firm invests exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of over 23,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors.
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Isabella Products, Inc., acquired StarWalk Kids Media LLC

synopsis: Isabella Products, Inc., the developer of the Fable tablet with insights from children, parents and teachers, announced that it has acquired StarWalk Kids Media LLC, a leading publisher and distributor of exclusive, high-quality eBooks delivered through its content platform and award-winning StarWalk Reader™.
buyer: Isabella Products, Inc.
Isabella developed the Fable tablet with insights from children, parents, and teachers in conjunction with its school and non-profit pilot programs. Fable's interface gives a child the freedom to explore, learn, play, create, and safely share within their own private network, managed by an adult. "
target parent: Seymour Science, LLC
target: StarWalk Kids Media LLC
StarWalk Kids Media is a leading digital learning company, setting new standards in EdTech software and the creation and delivery of narrated children's eBooks in the U.S. and abroad. The cloud-based StarWalk Reader™ and content delivery platform offer schools and libraries access to preK-8 eBooks.
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announced 11/8/2010 via BNC Analysis

Perfection Learning Corporation, will acquire Kinetic Books

synopsis: Perfection Learning, one of the leading publishers of language arts materials for grades 6-12, announced the closing of an agreement to acquire Seattle-based Kinetic Books, publisher of next-generation digital math and science textbooks for the secondary and higher education markets.
buyer: Perfection Learning Corporation
Perfection Learning Corporation is a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials for grades Pre K through 12. Their ever-growing product line covers such content areas as reading, test preparation, writing, vocabulary, and more. "
target: Kinetic Books
Kinetic Books creates and publishes Kinetic TextbooksTM, a line of comprehensive textbooks that are built from the ground up to take advantage of computers. Kinetic Books’ programs include comprehensive digital textbooks in physics, algebra, and geometry.
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announced 3/17/2010 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Publishing, Inc., will acquire NetLibrary

synopsis: OCLC and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) have signed an agreement whereby EBSCO will purchase the assets of the OCLC NetLibrary Division and the rights to license a select number of vendor-owned databases currently available through the OCLC FirstSearch service. The purchase includes the NetLibrary eBook and eAudiobook platform.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers: Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government. "
target parent: OCLC, Inc.
target: NetLibrary
NetLibrary meets that challenge as the most versatile eContent provider for libraries and publishers. It supports the most content from leading publishers, the most types of media — including eBooks and eAudiobooks — the widest audience of users and the most types of libraries.
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closed 10/11/2012 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publications, acquired Adam Matthew

synopsis: SAGE, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced the purchase of primary sources publisher Adam Matthew. Adam Matthew is an award winning publisher of online primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Adam Matthew
Adam Matthew Digital publishes online primary source collections and works with the leading libraries, archives and scholars from around the world. The results are creative resources that offer powerful research and dynamic teaching for universities, colleges and libraries.
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announced 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Interspace Co.,Ltd., will acquire Unite Project Inc.

synopsis: Interspace Co., Ltd., a Japanese company mainly engaged in advertisement and media businesses, will acquire Unite Project Inc., a Japanese company focused on cram schools. Unite Project operates Jukushiru, a comparison website for cram schools. The platform covers cram schools for students in elementary school to high school.
buyer: Interspace Co.,Ltd. (TSE:2122:$246.92)
Interspace is a Japanese company mainly engaged in advertisement and media businesses. Interspace's ACCESSTRADE is one of the largest affiliate service networks in Japan. ACCESSTRADE offers a network of over 500,000 affiliate partner sites. "
target: Unite Project Inc.
Unite Project Inc. is a Japanese company focused on cram schools. Unite Project operates Jukushiru, a comparison website that provides detailed information about cram schools all over Japan. The platform covers cram schools for students in elementary school to high school.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

GS1 Australia Ltd, purchased DLibrary from PMP Digital Pty Ltd.

synopsis: GS1 Australia, a provider of standards and solutions in Australia, has acquired DLibrary from PMP Digital, a company that specializes in the creation and production of marketing communications. DLibrary is an online library that contains digital images of retail products. It helps to ensure products are accurately represented in the market.
buyer parent: GS1
buyer: GS1 Australia Ltd
GS1 Australia is the leading provider of standards and solutions for over 20 industry sectors. They introduced barcoding to Australia in 1979 and they enable more than 17,000 member companies, of all sizes, to become more efficient by implementing the GS1 system. "
seller parent: PMP Limited
seller: PMP Digital Pty Ltd.
DLibrary is an online library that contains digital images of retail products. It helps to ensure products are consistently and accurately represented in the market. DLibrary is a part of PMP Digital, a company that specializes in the creation, design, and production of marketing communications.
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closed 5/16/2006 via BusinessWire

a21, Inc., acquired ArtSelect, Inc.

synopsis: a21, Inc., a leading online digital content marketplace for creative professionals, announced it has acquired ArtSelect, Inc., an Iowa based provider of online technology and fulfillment infrastructure for retailers in the custom framed Art and Wall Decor market.
buyer: a21, Inc.
a21 is a leading online digital content marketplace for the professional creative community. Through SuperStock, Ingram Publishing, and ArtSelect, a21 delivers high quality images and exceptional customer service. "
target: ArtSelect, Inc.
ArtSelect, founded in 1998, provides private label online technology and fulfillment infrastructure to catalogers, retailers and distributors to allow them to offer custom framed art to their end-customers through its unique online custom frame shop.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

NRCCUA, acquired Admittedly

synopsis: The National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA), a leading provider of data and analytics solutions to public and private colleges and universities, announced that it has acquired Admittedly, a web and mobile platform education company that specializes in helping students plan their college searches on the go.
buyer: NRCCUA
National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA) is the most trusted source for advancing higher education recruitment. They build educational bridges between college-bound high school students, high school educators and college admissions officers. "
target: Admittedly
Admitted.ly is the ultimate online college advisory tool for high school students, their parents, and guidance counselors. They collect over 500 data points per student and use that data to show students which schools they should be applying to.
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Art Authority LLC, acquired 1000Museums, Inc.

synopsis: Art Authority LLC, the leading classic art app and museum services provider, announced that it has acquired the digital portfolio of 1000Museums, Inc., one of the first companies to offer high-end print-on-demand services to art museums and consumers.
buyer: Art Authority LLC
Art Authority LLC is the leading classic art app and museum services provider. Art Authority LLC's mission is to partner with internationally renowned art authorities, museums and artists to make the world's art accessible to all through innovative software solutions. "
target: 1000Museums, Inc.
1000Museums, Inc. is one of the first companies to offer high-end print-on-demand services to art museums and consumers. Their portfolio includes thousands of curator-approved images from hundreds of museums worldwide.
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announced 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Cox Automotive, Inc., will acquire Molicar

synopsis: Cox Automotive™, a leading provider of digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions across the automotive industry, is expanding its global footprint by acquiring a majority shareholding in Molicar, the market-leading Brazilian vehicle valuations business.
buyer parent: Cox Enterprises Inc.
buyer: Cox Automotive, Inc.
Cox Automotive is a leading provider of vehicle remarketing services and digital marketing and software solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive industry. Headquartered in Atlanta, Cox Automotive employs nearly 24,000 employees in over 150 locations worldwide. "
target: Molicar
Based in Sao Paulo, Molicar is widely acknowledged as setting the industry standard for valuations in Brazil. Molicar currently facilitates around 13 million vehicle valuations a year and has a vehicle catalog that contains 22,000 different models and prices.
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closed 6/1/2015 via Market Wire

KAR Auction Services, Inc., acquired Autoniq

synopsis: KAR Auction Services, Inc., a provider of used vehicle auction services, has acquired Autoniq. Autoniq provides real-time information such as vehicle pricing, history reports and market guides to dealers. Its mobile app allows used-car dealers to scan VINs on mobile devices, view auction run lists and access vehicle history reports instantly.
buyer: KAR Auction Services, Inc. (KAR:$2,437.70)
KAR Auction Services, Inc. operates used vehicle auction services for North American sellers and buyers. KAR offers leading online auction platforms to provide greater access for customers. KAR's complementary businesses provide support, technology and logistics for the used vehicle industry. "
target: Autoniq
Autoniq provides mobile solutions to the automotive industry. Autoniq provides critical, real time decision making information to automobile dealers by taking advantage of the disruptive nature of broadband connected Smartphones and other media.
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announced 8/31/2021 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill, will acquire Achieve3000

synopsis: McGraw Hill will acquire Achieve3000, a recognized leader in differentiated instruction and learning acceleration for PreK-12 students in all 50 states and 49 countries. The acquisition will further complement McGraw Hill's core products in PreK-12 with supplemental and intervention solutions to help students of all ages and abilities.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: McGraw-Hill
McGraw Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that drive results for students, parents, educators and professionals. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives. "
target: Achieve3000
Achieve3000 delivers a comprehensive learning platform that accelerates and deepens learning in literacy, math, science, social studies, and English Language Arts. Teachers in every subject rely on Achieve3000's solutions to promote equity, increase engagement, and accelerate learning.
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announced 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

Edmentum, will acquire Apex Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Edmentum, a global pioneer in education technology, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Apex Learning, a Seattle-based industry leader in digital curriculum and virtual learning with over 20 years of deep expertise providing high-quality, rigorous, and teacher-centered programs.
buyer parent: The Vistria Group
buyer: Edmentum
Edmentum is a leading provider of online learning programs designed to drive student achievement for academic and career success. Their virtual learning solution, EdOptions Academy, is a fully accredited K-12 online school. "
target parent: Education Growth Partners
target: Apex Learning, Inc.
Schools and districts nationwide implement Apex Learning digital curriculum to personalize the learning experience and support success for all students—from those who are struggling to those capable of accelerating.
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announced 4/7/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Rethink Ed, will acquire Vizzle

synopsis: Rethink Ed, a division of Rethink First, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Vizzle®, a K-12 web-based platform with ready-to-use lessons and activities that personalize to each student user while automatically collecting crucial student learning data.
buyer parent: K1 Investment Management
buyer: Rethink Ed
Rethink Ed was founded on a simple, yet powerful idea: To literally re-think education. Rethink Ed combines the power of technology and research to deliver innovative, scalable and evidence-based tools and resources to support the whole child. "
target: Vizzle
Vizzle® is a K-12 web-based platform with ready-to-use lessons and activities that personalize to each student user while automatically collecting crucial student learning data. Vizzle's library of visual and interactive learning resources gives educators access to a ready-to-use solution.
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closed 1/28/2021 via PR Newswire

Verge Learning Inc., acquired XceptionalED

synopsis: Verge Learning Inc., a marketplace of special education tools and resources worldwide, has acquired XceptionalED, a professional development platform of online courses and conferences supporting disability-focused professionals, educators, advocates, and parents. XceptionalED will be integrated into Verge Learning's teletherapy platform.
buyer: Verge Learning Inc.
Verge Learning is a comprehensive marketplace of special education-focused technology and resources, including teletherapy, professional development, and student content management for therapists, clinics, and school districts. "
target: XceptionalED
XceptionalED is a professional development platform of online courses, conferences, and podcasts supporting disability-focused professionals, educators, advocates, and parents. XceptionalED offers high-quality, impactful, cost-effective online courses built on evidence-based foundations.
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closed 9/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Arco Platform Limited, acquired Studos Software Ltda.

synopsis: Sao Paulo-based Arco has acquired Studos Software Ltda., a Brazilian technology provider for personalized student assessment, data-based academic performance diagnostics, and AI-powered adaptive learning and test prep. The acquisition is part of Arco's strategy to acquire technology companies that increase the value of its learning systems.
buyer: Arco Platform Limited (ARCE:$168.64)
Brazil-based Arco aims to transform the way students learn. The company's data-driven learning, interactive content, and scalable curriculum allows students to personalize their learning experience with high-quality solutions while enabling schools to provide a broader approach to education. "
target: Studos Software Ltda.
Studios is a Brazilian technology provider for personalized student assessment, data-based academic performance diagnostics, and AI-powered adaptive learning and test prep. Studios supplies K-12 schools with content and tools that enable teachers to create and grade online and offline assessments.
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closed 9/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Squla, acquired scoyo

synopsis: Squla, a consumer education company in the Netherlands, has acquired Scoyo, an online learning platform for primary and secondary school students in Germany. Scoyo makes learning fun by providing content in a cartoon world. They offer e-learning content for German and English language learning, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and art.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Squla
Squla is the leading consumer education brand for parents and their children in the Netherlands. Squla provides interactive educational tools for primary school students. Squla is linked to the Dutch national curriculum and is designed to supplement a student’s education in a fun and adaptive way. "
target: scoyo
Scoyo is an online learning platform for primary and secondary school students in Germany. Scoyo makes learning fun by providing content in a playful cartoon world. Their platform offers e-learning content for German and English language learning, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and art.
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closed 7/27/2020 via BusinessWire

Edgenuity, Inc., acquired Purpose Prep

synopsis: Weld North Education announced it has acquired Purpose Prep, a leading technology-based online course provider focused on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Purpose Prep will become part of Edgenuity, a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Edgenuity, Inc.
Edgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market. Nationwide, Edgenuity is in use by more than 20,000 schools, including 20 of the 25 largest school districts, to meet academic goals and improve student outcomes. "
target: Purpose Prep
Purpose Prep is a leading technology-based online course provider focused on Social and Emotional Learning. The Purpose Prep curriculum focuses on personal, character, and leadership development as well as the development of healthy social and emotional skills and readiness for life beyond school.
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closed 5/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

Recorded Books Inc., acquired christianaudio

synopsis: Recorded Books Inc., a leading provider of unabridged audiobooks and digital content to the library, school, and retail markets, announced that it is has acquired Christianaudio.com (eChristian Inc.), a publisher of Christian audiobooks that operates under the christianaudio brand.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of over 23,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. "
target: christianaudio
Christianaudio.com offers a diverse variety of digital audio products for purchase and immediate download. In addition to the products from other Christian publishers, organizations and ministries, they offer over 750 titles published by christianaudio under four imprints.
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closed 7/31/2015 via PE Hub

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Recorded Books Inc.

synopsis: Shamrock Capital Advisors LLC has acquired Recorded Books, a leading independent publisher of audiobooks in the United States, in partnership with senior management. Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library, and infotainment markets in the USA.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. The firm invests exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of over 23,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors.
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closed 12/31/2014 via BusinessWire

Recorded Books Inc., acquired Tantor Media, Inc

synopsis: Recorded Books Inc., a leading provider of unabridged audiobooks and digital content to the library, school, and retail markets, announced that it is has completed its acquisition of audiobook publisher Tantor Media, Inc. Wasserstein & Co., LP acquired Recorded Books in early 2014.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of over 17,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors. "
target: Tantor Media, Inc
Tantor Media, Inc., is a leading independent publisher of approximately 5,000 unabridged audiobooks, including New York Times bestsellers, Pulizter and Man Booker awards, recorded by critically acclaimed narrators.
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closed 1/31/2014 via BusinessWire

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired Recorded Books Inc.

synopsis: Wasserstein & Co., LP , on behalf of its private equity fund Wasserstein Partners III, has acquired all of the assets of Recorded Books LLC, one of the leading worldwide providers of unabridged audiobooks, digital content, and services to the library, school, and retail markets, from Haights Cross Communications, Inc.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity and investment firm, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. The Wasserstein & Co. investment team has completed over 50 platform and add-on transactions, representing over $3 billion of enterprise value. "
target parent: Haights Cross Communications, LLC
target: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The Company owns an exclusive catalog of over 13,500 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors.
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closed 4/15/2020 via PR Newswire

FuseFX merged with Folks VFX,

synopsis: FuseFX, a full service, award-winning visual effects company with studios in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver and Atlanta, has merged with Folks VFX, a high-end, independent visual effects studio headquartered in Montréal with additional studio locations in Toronto and Bogotá, Colombia.
buyer: Folks VFX
Folks VFX is a full-service visual effects studio based in Montréal with additional locations in Toronto and Bogotá. "
target parent: EagleTree Capital
target: FuseFX
FuseFX provides full service visual effects for episodic television, feature films, commercials, ride films and VR productions with a talented roster of creative and production personnel across locations in Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver and Atlanta.
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closed 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired CAT Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group announced it has acquired CAT Media, located in East Grinstead, England, outside London. CAT Media is a leading global multiplatform business-to-business marketing services, information and events business serving the meetings and incentive industry.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target: CAT Media
CAT Media owns leading brands serving the UK and global MICE industry including Meetings & Incentive Travel, Association Meetings International, Meetpie.com, an online membership portal for meetings professionals, M&IT Challenges, M&IT Awards, VenueSource.com, and Convention-Source.com.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, acquired Buying Business Travel, the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target parent: Panacea Media
target: Buying Business Travel Media
Buying Business Travel is the UK’s leading publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers. It has a highly targeted circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired travAlliancemedia, LLC

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, announced it has acquired travAlliancemedia, a leading marketing services, digital media, event and information company serving the retail travel community in North America.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target: travAlliancemedia, LLC
travAlliancemedia is a leading marketing services, information, event and online media company serving the travel advisory market. They lead the industry with cutting-edge media, marketing, and consumer engagement products that connect leisure travel brands to agents and their customers.
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announced 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, will purchase Travel and Meetings Portfolio from Centaur Media plc

synopsis: Centaur Media, an international provider of business information and specialist consultancy, announced that it has entered into a conditional agreement to sell Centaur Media Travel and Meetings Limited, to Northstar Travel Media, a leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
seller: Centaur Media plc (LSE:CAU:$91.02)
Centaur Media Travel and Meetings Limited (CTM) is the owner of well-known exhibitions and events serving the travel industry, including The Meetings Show, the Business Travel Show and Travel Technology Europe
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$12
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closed 10/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

PhocusWire, acquired Tnooz

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group has acquired Tnooz and its related assets as part of a plan to further accelerate development of Phocuswright's fast-growing PhocusWire media property. Tnooz is the original voice in travel and hospitality technology. Their mission is to be the brightest source of travel technology news, analysis, and viewpoints.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: PhocusWire
PhocusWire is the digital platform from Phocuswright, giving an editorial-led focus to the same trends that PhocusWright has been overseeing with their market-leading events and research for two decades. "
target: Tnooz
Tnooz is the original voice in travel and hospitality technology. Their mission is to be the brightest source of travel technology news, analysis, and viewpoints from around the travel and hospitality industries.
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closed 10/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Axus Travel App

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group announced that it has acquired AXUS Travel App, an itinerary management software serving travel advisors and tour operators. Axus also provides other services like delivering booking confirmations and custom travel details to customers through a website and mobile app.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. The company’s portfolio includes media brands and digital media. "
target: Axus Travel App
Axus Travel App creates and organizes trip proposals and itineraries for travel managers and tour operators, while also providing other services like delivering booking confirmations and custom travel details to customers through a website and mobile app.
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closed 10/3/2017 via PR Newswire

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Global Leaders in Law

synopsis: ALM acquired Global Leaders in Law (GLL), an invitation-only membership group offering General Counsel a global platform for virtual and in-person collaboration to exchange ideas, receive advice and guidance from peers and participate in an advanced leadership skills development program for General Counsel.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM, an information and intelligence company, provides customers with critical news, data, analysis, marketing solutions and events to successfully manage the business of business. "
target: Global Leaders in Law
Global Leaders in Law is the international general counsel forum, which has been established by a group of respected GCs, and former GCs united in the belief that as a group they can effect significant change in the perception of General Counsel as Global Leaders of their organizations.
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closed 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Burba Hotel Network

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group announced it has acquired the hotel investment event portfolio from Burba Hotel Network("BHN"), the American Hotel & Lodging Association (the "AHLA"), & their other partners. BHN produces 10 hospitality investment events and conferences around the world, including in Los Angeles, Miami, Hong Kong, Singapore, London & Mumbai.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the owner of well-known brands including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, Business Travel News, & more. The company produces more than 60 face-to-face events in 13 countries in retail travel, hospitality, corporate travel, travel technology, and the meetings industry. "
target: Burba Hotel Network
Burba Hotel Network (BHN) is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. BHN conferences have become “must attend” events for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business, and to learn about the latest trends.
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closed 4/4/2017 via Company Press Release

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Schneider Publishing

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group acquired the assets of Schneider Publishing, which includes the TEAMS Conference + Expo and Meetings Quest conferences, and the SportsTravel and Association News magazines. Schneider Publishing provides events, conferences, and media and information products to organizers for sports, associations and corporate meetings.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target: Schneider Publishing
Schneider Publishing creates and provides world-class publications, conferences and information products and services that improve the lives of people who use them. They publish the Association News and SportsTravel magazines, and organize the TEAMS Conference and Meetings Quest trade-show series.
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closed 1/4/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Inntopia, acquired DestiMetrics LLC

synopsis: Inntopia, the SaaS e-commerce subsidiary of Northstar Travel Group, has acquired DestiMetrics, a supplier of lodging metrics and market intelligence to the North American mountain travel industry. DestiMetrics’ suite of market intelligence reports and analytics add a complementary product set to extend Inntopia's current offering.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Inntopia
Inntopia is the leading advanced platform for the destination travel industry, powering destination resorts, ski resorts, tour operators and travel suppliers. The Inntopia platform gives agents access to popular activities and attractions in these same destinations. "
target: DestiMetrics LLC
DestiMetrics, founded in 2004, provides need to know destination-wide metrics, lodging performance bench-marking and resort intelligence to properties, destination marketing organizations, attractions and municipalities of premier destination resorts.
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closed 11/1/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Inntopia, acquired Ryan Solutions

synopsis: Inntopia, the travel industry’s leading eCommerce and central reservation provider, announced the acquisition of Ryan Solutions, a leading customer relationship management and database marketing provider for the travel industry. This brings together two complementary companies with shared customers and a similar vision in the travel industry.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Inntopia
Inntopia is the leading advanced platform for the destination travel industry, powering destination resorts, ski resorts, tour operators and travel suppliers. The Inntopia platform gives agents access to popular activities and attractions in these same destinations. "
target: Ryan Solutions
Ryan Solutions is a leading customer relationship management (CRM) and database marketing provider for the hospitality industry.
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announced 9/15/2016 via Reuters

Informa plc, will acquire Penton

synopsis: British business information group Informa Plc said it had agreed to buy U.S.-based information services company Penton. Penton's products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$2,312.06)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking; and advance business with powerful marketing services programs.
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$1,545
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closed 6/7/2016 via BusinessWire

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired Northstar Travel Group, LLC

synopsis: Wasserstein Partners acquired Northstar Travel Group, the leading provider of business-to-business information, content, events, data, research, custom content and software dedicated to the global travel and meeting industries, from the Wicks Group of Companies. Northstar owns well-known brands including Travel Weekly, TravelAge West, and others.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity/investment firm that was founded January 2001 when the merchant banking group of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc., a global investment banking firm, spun out to become an independent firm upon the acquisition of Wasserstein Perella by Dresdner Bank. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology.
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closed 5/6/2016 via BusinessWire

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired Moss, Inc.

synopsis: Wasserstein & Co., LP has acquired Moss Inc., the leading global provider of highly engineered, three-dimensional fabric structures and customized environmental branding solutions. Moss’ three-dimensional visual communication structures and displays enrich marketing and merchandising venues, including tradeshows, corporate and entertainment events.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity/investment firm that was founded January 2001 when the merchant banking group of Wasserstein Perella & Co., Inc., a global investment banking firm, spun out to become an independent firm upon the acquisition of Wasserstein Perella by Dresdner Bank. "
target parent: Century Park Capital Partners
target: Moss, Inc.
Moss Inc. is a leading provider of experiential marketing solutions to the exhibit, event, sports, and retail interior industries. Moss’ three-dimensional visual communication structures and displays enrich marketing and merchandising venues.
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closed 1/8/2016 via PR Newswire

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired Legal Week

synopsis: ALM has acquired Legal Week from Incisive Media. Legal Week provides a wide range of high-quality digital content—including news, analysis, opinion pieces and research —for senior lawyers within the world's leading law firms and legal departments. Additionally, Legal Week delivers a series of market-leading annual events.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized business news and information serving the legal, real estate, consulting, insurance and investment advisory industries. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM’s award-winning media properties. "
target parent: Alchemy Partners
target: Legal Week
Legal Week is a weekly magazine dedicated exclusively to commercial lawyers in the UK and major international jurisdictions. Legal Week has an impressive track record of managing high-profile events for the legal profession, creating unique programmes and networking opportunities.
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closed 1/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Penton, acquired TU-Automotive Ltd

synopsis: Penton, an innovative information services company that empowers 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year, announced it has acquired TU-Automotive, an event and digital information company serving the connected vehicle segment of the automotive tech market.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking. "
target parent: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
target: TU-Automotive Ltd
TU-Automotive delivers premiere events, networking, content and analysis on the current topics of connected vehicles, mobility, autonomous driving and the downstream implications to related industries. They provides market-leading digital content, analysis, education and business intelligence.
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closed 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Aviation Week & Space Technology, acquired MRO Network

synopsis: Aviation Week has announced its acquisition of MRO Network, a media outlet which gives a voice to the global MRO community, which will expand its position as the premier information services provider and event producer for the fast-growing aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul segment.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Aviation Week & Space Technology
Aviation Week & Space Technology is the world's most widely read aviation and aerospace magazine, with 107,000+ paying subscribers. Each week, AW&ST delivers news and analysis of technology, business and operations in every sector of the global industry: civil, military and space. "
target: MRO Network
MRO Network is a media outlet which gives a voice to the global MRO community: people working within commercial aviation engineering and maintenance at airlines, MROs, OEMs, lessors and financiers, suppliers and others allied to the field.
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closed 10/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Penton, acquired World Tea Expo

synopsis: Penton announced that it has acquired World Tea Expo, the leading event and digital information company dedicated to the global tea industry. World Tea Expo serves the growing North American specialty multi-billion dollar tea market.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton
Penton is an information services company that empowers nearly 20 million business decision makers in markets that drive more than 12 trillion dollars in purchases each year. Its products inform with rich industry insights and workflow tools; engage through dynamic events, education and networking. "
target parent: Tinicum Capital Partners LP
target: World Tea Expo
World Tea Media produces the annual World Tea Expo, the leading tradeshow and conference focused 100% on premium teas and related products. Blending fresh ideas, the latest trends and new distribution channels with three days of focused buying, selling and education.
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closed 8/19/2015 via Company Press Release

ALM Media Properties, LLC, acquired China Law & Practice

synopsis: ALM has acquired China Law & Practice from Euromoney. China Law & Practice provides accurate translations and extensive analyses of PRC laws, as well as legal and risk management resources. Its clientele consists of senior executives and in-house legal counsel, domestic Chinese companies, government organizations and leading law firms.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: ALM Media Properties, LLC
ALM is a global leader in specialized industry news and information. Trusted reporting delivered through innovative technology is the hallmark of ALM’s award-winning media properties. Headquartered in New York City with 18 offices worldwide, ALM brands have been serving their markets since 1843. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: China Law & Practice
China Law & Practice provides accurate translations and extensive analyses of PRC laws and is the most respected legal and risk management resource designed to help subscribers interpret changes on the ground in China.
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closed 1/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG, acquired WEBfactory GmbH

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

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired iMDsoft

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

MetrixLab, acquired MarketTools Inc.

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

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

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

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

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

ServiceNow, will acquire Element AI

synopsis: ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$5,171.48)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
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announced 1/31/2017 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.
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closed 12/21/2016 via Company Press Release

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

synopsis: New Hope, a company that helps suppliers, manufacturers & retailers bring healthy, organic & natural products to life, has acquired the assets of Nutrition Capital Network (NCN), a company that holds four annual investor meetings which focus on investment and acquisition opportunities in branded products, ingredients and technology.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: New Hope Communications Inc.
New Hope Network is at the forefront of the healthy lifestyle products industry. With solutions for the complete supply chain from manufacturers, retailers/distributors and service providers, the network offers a robust portfolio of content, events, data, research and consultative services. "
target: Nutrition Capital Network
Nutrition Capital Network holds four annual investor meetings which focus on investment and acquisition opportunities in branded products, ingredients and technology. They facilitate financing for growing companies and introduce investors to the next generation of brands.
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announced 5/3/2018 via PR Newswire

RMRM Holdings, Sound Point Capital Management, will acquire Relativity Media, LLC

synopsis: Relativity Media has agreed to sell all of its assets to UltraV Holdings LLC, a joint venture among funds managed by Sound Point Capital Management and RMRM Holdings. Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content.
buyer: RMRM Holdings
buyer: Sound Point Capital Management
UltraV Holdings LLC is a joint venture among funds managed by Sound Point Capital Management, a New York-based asset management firm with approximately $17 billion of assets under management, and RMRM Holdings, which is led by David Robbins, Lex Miron and Larry Robbins. "
target: Relativity Media, LLC
Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content. They are engaged in the production and distribution of movies, television, fashion, sports, digital and music.
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, announced that it will acquire a majority stake in Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for preK-12th grade, from KKR.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
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announced 3/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

synopsis: Boubyan Petrochemicals, the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector, is to acquire majority stake in Educational Holding Group, the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. Boubyan Petrochemicals is looking to buy 32.8% stake and currently hold 21.12% stake.
buyer: Boubyan Petrochemical Company (KWSE:BPCC:$93.42)
Boubyan Petrochemical Company K.S.C., a Kuwaiti shareholding company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, is the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector. The company was established on February 12, 1995 "
target: Educational Holding Group (KWSE:EDU:$38.04)
Founded in 1982, Educational Holding Group was the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. The group has grown manifold with a portfolio that covers the entire educational life-cycle, ranging from K-12, tertiary education and vocational training and development.
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closed 12/8/2005 via BusinessWire

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

synopsis: TradeMaven LLC and eLocal today jointly announced they have merged the two firms to form TradeMaven Group LLC (TMG). The merger is one of the most significant in the online trading industry, combining TradeMaven's leading technology for online trading with eLocal's exceptional retail and institutional execution and brokerage services.
buyer: TradeMaven Group LLC
TradeMaven was founded with the mission of providing high-performance and cost-effective trading software for experienced and new traders. TM is used by Futures, Forex & Bond Traders worldwide. "
target: eLocalAccess, LLC
eLOCAL was established and registered with the NFA and CFTC in July 2000 culminating in the merger of two large independent local clearing firms at the Chicago Board of Trade.
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closed 1/28/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Martin Wolf LLC, acquired IT ExchangeNet

synopsis: martinwolf M&A Advisors - a leading M&A Advisory firm exclusively focusing on middle-market IT Services, Solution Provider and Software companies - announced the acquisition of IT ExchangeNet (ITX), a leader in facilitating smaller mid-market IT M&A transactions.
buyer: Martin Wolf LLC
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with an office in New York, martin wolf is a leading M & A Advisory focused on middle market companies in the IT Services, IT Supply Chain, and Software space. "
target: IT ExchangeNet
Founded in 1998 by technology CEOs and M & A professionals, and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, IT ExchangeNet (ITX) is an organized and efficient marketplace for owners of small mid-market IT businesses seeking buyers or strategic partners.
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announced 5/15/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

synopsis: Nordnet Bank AB has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Finnish company eQ, from Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank hf. eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57 000 customer and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
buyer: Nordnet Bank AB
The Nordnet Group provides user-friendly and cost efficient services to private investors and companies within share trading, mutual fund investments and pension savings plans. The holding company, Nordnet AB (plc), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. "
target parent: Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank, hf.
target: eQ Corporation
eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57,000 customers and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
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$51
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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 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Republic.co, acquired NextSeed Services LLC

synopsis: New York-based Republic, missioned to democratize investing has announced the acquisition of local business investment platform, NextSeed. NextSeed aims to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. The firm has facilitated over $20mn in investments from 25,000 members into 75 local businesses.
buyer: Republic.co
Republic is an open investment platform. People can choose from privately-held companies they believe in and can connect with their success as they fuel their growth. Republic is an investment platform where everyone can invest as little as $10 in innovative startups and ICOs. "
target: NextSeed Services LLC
NextSeed is on a mission to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. On the NextSeed platform, thriving local businesses can raise capital from the general public, and in turn, anybody can now invest in small businesses in their own backyard.
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closed 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 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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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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Ticker: TSE:6049
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ItoKuro Inc.
ItoKuro Inc.
Founded in 2006, ItoKuro is a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools. Their websites covers schools for elementary school to high school students. The company also offers marketing services to the education industry.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$26.36
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$5.90
Net Income ($mm)
$3.82
Employees
89
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Ticker: LRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
K12, Inc.
K12, Inc.
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,154.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$93.43
EBIT ($mm)
$65.11
Net Income ($mm)
$46.90
Employees
4950
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Ticker: SZSE:002315
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd.
Focus Technology Co., Ltd. is the business-to-business e-commerce innovator and leader in China. It has been helping small and medium-sized enterprises conduct global trade. It operates Made-in-China who provides selling and buying information for both China suppliers and global buyers.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$79.38
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.75)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.11)
Net Income ($mm)
$18.58
Employees
1855
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Ticker: OTCPK:PBYA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ProBility Media Corp.
ProBility Media Corp.
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$6.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.84)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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Ticker: KLSE:SASBADI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi is a publisher of books and educational aids for the school-going children of Malaysia. Sasbadi is an essential guide for students and teachers in elite smart schools in the cities, as well as simple schools in the kampungs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$23.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
$1.98
Employees
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infomedia Limited
Infomedia Limited
Infomedia is a leading supplier of information solutions to the parts and service sector of the global automotive industry. Infomedia’s business solutions are currently used each business day by over 150,000 dealership personnel. They are produced in over 30 languages and at work in 186 countries.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$52.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.76
EBIT ($mm)
$11.25
Net Income ($mm)
$9.34
Employees
250
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Ticker: HMHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
As a global leader in K–12 education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) provides comprehensive learning solutions to help all students achieve their maximum potential. HMH also delights readers throughout the world with award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,387.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$78.43
EBIT ($mm)
($66.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3800
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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
2021
rev ($mm)
$20,635.61
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$4,952.87
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
2021
rev ($mm)
$17,325.04
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$4,600.61
Employees
0
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$6,117.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,728.70
EBIT ($mm)
$2,675.80
Net Income ($mm)
$1,829.50
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
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,981.01
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,831.72
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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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: 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
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,072.28
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$112.95
Employees
1325
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$687.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$181.51
EBIT ($mm)
$160.04
Net Income ($mm)
$130.94
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: 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
2020
rev ($mm)
$622.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$534.00
EBIT ($mm)
$487.00
Net Income ($mm)
$320.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: TGOPF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3i Group Plc
3i Group Plc
3i Group plc is a multinational private equity and venture capital company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has offices in 13 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe and had total assets under management of £10.5 billion as at 31 March 2012.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$403.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.93
EBIT ($mm)
$253.21
Net Income ($mm)
$265.62
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: MAIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation is a principal investment firm that provides long-term debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies and debt capital to middle market companies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$238.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$205.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$197.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$156.94
EBIT ($mm)
$155.75
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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