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closed 6/23/2014 via PR Newswire

RPX Corporation, acquired PatentFreedom

synopsis: RPX Corporation, the leading provider of patent risk management solutions, announced its acquisition of PatentFreedom, the first provider of data, intelligence, and consulting on non-practicing entities (NPEs).
buyer: RPX Corporation (RPXC:$286.80)
RPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk solutions, offering defensive buying, acquisition syndication, patent intelligence, insurance services, and advisory services. RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. "
target: PatentFreedom
PatentFreedom offers information and services to help companies and their outside counsel reduce the costs and risks associated with NPEs. PatentFreedom generates distinctive, actionable insight to help companies better assess and respond to the growing number of NPE enforcement actions.
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closed 6/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Anaqua Inc., acquired Patent River, Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, Inc., a leading provider of intellectual property management software and services, announced the acquisition of Patent River, a unique source of patent prosecution data in the intellectual property industry. Patent River data will be combined with analytics from recently acquired AcclaimIP to deliver truly differentiated intelligence.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua helps corporations and law firms turn intellectual property into competitive advantage. Their software platform, ANAQUA, unifies the critical tools, best practice workflows, data, documents and services into one efficient, intelligent environment. "
target: Patent River, Inc.
Patent River is a unique source of patent prosecution data in the intellectual property industry and provides unique data to patent holders, patent stakeholders, and to other companies in the patent information services industry.
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closed 12/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Darts-IP

synopsis: Clarivate Analytics plc, a global leader in providing trusted insights and analytics to accelerate the pace of innovation, has acquired Darts-ip, the Global Intellectual Property (IP) Case Law Database. Darts-ip enables IP professionals to gain unparalleled insights into IP rights, companies, jurisdictions, legal topics and market trends.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$1,441.88)
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target: Darts-IP
Darts-ip is the Global Intellectual Property (IP) Case Law Database. Darts-ip enables IP professionals to gain unparalleled insights into IP rights, companies, jurisdictions, legal topics and market trends. Darts-ip users can search and track nearly 5 million cases from over 3,000 courts worldwide.
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announced 2/8/2012 via PE Hub

Welocalize, will acquire Park IP Translations

synopsis: Riverside Partners, a Boston based private equity firm, announced that it has come to agreement to make a significant investment in Park IP Translations, the market leader in the highly technical field of patent translation. The investment will be made through Riverside Partners’ portfolio company, Welocalize.
buyer parent: Riverside Partners, LLC.
buyer: Welocalize
Welocalize offers integrated globalization services and products for the fluid and rapid deployment of enterprise content and applications to international markets. It provides globalization consulting, translation, localization, testing solutions and enterprise translation management tools. "
target: Park IP Translations
Park IP Translations is a language services company that serves the legal intellectual property services community through translation, interpretation, and consultancy services. Park is headquartered in New York City and possesses a network of offices and supplier relationships worldwide.
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closed 6/5/2013 via Market Wire

Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services, acquired AvantIQ

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services, the leading provider of legal information services and solutions, announced it has acquired Avantiq, a provider of multi-national trademark research services. Avantiq, founded in 1986, has 28 employees and has operations in Luxembourg and Australia.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services
Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services is committed to providing intelligent software and the highest quality service standards to support legal professionals in their workflows for corporate compliance and transactions, due diligence, law department management, and trademark management. "
target: AvantIQ
Avantiq specializes in multinational online and offline trademark, domain and company name search services. Avantiq was founded in 1986 and operates in Luxembourg, United States and Australia.
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announced 7/22/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, will purchase Legal Business from LexisNexis Poland

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the LexisNexis legal business in Poland from Reed Elsevier. LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions. The LexisNexis legal business in Poland has approximately 120 employees.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert content, solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: LexisNexis Poland
The LexisNexis legal business in Poland has approximately 120 employees. LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets.
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announced 7/22/2014 via GlobeNewswire

LexisNexis, will purchase Canadian Legal Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer announced that it has signed an agreement to divest its Canadian legal publishing activities to LexisNexis. The Canadian legal assets to be sold include print and online information products for law firms, corporate counsel, and human resources professionals.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The Canadian legal assets of Wolters Kluwer include print and online information products for law firms, corporate counsel, and human resources professionals. The group has approximately 50 employees.
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closed 3/29/2019 via Company Press Release

vLex, acquired Justis Publishing Ltd

synopsis: vLex announces the acquisition of Justis Publishing Ltd., a UK-based leader in online legal publishing with clients in over 40 countries. Spain’s vLex delivers legal intelligence through personalization, global coverage, and artificial intelligence.
buyer: vLex
Spain’s vLex delivers legal intelligence through personalization, global coverage, and artificial intelligence. vLex’s intuitive platforms, tailored to the geographic, topical and functional need are powered by leading global innovations and the latest in machine learning advances. "
target: Justis Publishing Ltd
Headquartered in London, Justis is at the forefront of the digital dissemination of legal information. JustisOne, its flagship legal research platform is trusted by law institutions around the world. Their unique software brings new ways to search, interpret and analyze legal information.
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closed 1/10/2018 via PR Web

Fastcase, Inc., acquired Docket Alarm

synopsis: Fastcase announced its expansion into the federal and state docket alerts, legal news and data analytics markets with its acquisition of Docket Alarm. Docket Alarm provides advanced analytical capabilities, customizable real-time litigation alerts, case prediction indicators, and technology-driven research tools for the legal analytics market.
buyer: Fastcase, Inc.
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first. "
target: Docket Alarm
Docket Alarm provides advanced analytical capabilities, customizable real-time litigation alerts, case prediction indicators, and technology-driven research tools for the legal analytics market.
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closed 7/21/2010 via BusinessWire

VerdictSearch, acquired Verdict Research Group, Inc.

synopsis: VerdictSearch, the nation's leading source of verdict and settlement news and research, announced the acquisition of Verdict Research Group, Inc. ("VRG"). VRG data and publications include The Connecticut Verdict Reporter, Carolina Verdict Reporter, The Georgia Trial Reporter, The Massachusetts Verdict Reporter and many others.
buyer parent: ALM Media Properties, LLC
buyer: VerdictSearch
The VerdictSearch online database provides 24x7 access to detailed case reports from around the nation, with hundreds of new cases added each month. The website offers full-text search or search by 15 different parameters, including injury, case type, name, date or plaintiff's criteria. "
target: Verdict Research Group, Inc.
Verdict Research Group, the parent company of verdicts.com, was founded in 1987. It was born in response to the absence of regular and reliable source of local jury verdicts. Verdict publishes; The Ohio Trial Reporter, The Michigan Trial Reporter, The Georgia Trial Reporter and many others.
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closed 10/30/2008 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired Idex

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions, announced that it has acquired IDEX, Inc. Based in Overland Park, Kansas; IDEX is a leading provider of expert witness content to the legal market. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. "
target: Idex
Founded in 1984 and based in Overland Park, Kansas; Idex is the leading provider of expert witness content and information. The company serves a diverse group of clients including law firms, insurance companies, corporations and government agencies.
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closed 7/31/2008 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired Florida Legal Periodicals

synopsis: LexisNexis, a leading provider of information and services solutions, has acquired the assets of Florida Legal Periodicals, a wholly owned subsidiary of Law Bulletin Publishing Company of Chicago. Florida Legal Periodicals is a market leader in the collection and distribution of Florida and Alabama verdict and settlement information.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading provider of information and services solutions, including its flagship Web-based Lexis(R) and Nexis(R) research services, to a wide range of professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic markets. "
target parent: Law Bulletin Publishing Company
target: Florida Legal Periodicals
Since 1981, Florida Legal Periodicals, based in Tallahassee, has acquired and delivered verdict and settlement information in both print and electronic media, including: Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter; Florida Jury Verdict Reporter and Florida Session Law Reporter.
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closed 6/23/2014 via PR Newswire

RPX Corporation, acquired PatentFreedom

synopsis: RPX Corporation, the leading provider of patent risk management solutions, announced its acquisition of PatentFreedom, the first provider of data, intelligence, and consulting on non-practicing entities (NPEs).
buyer: RPX Corporation (RPXC:$286.80)
RPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk solutions, offering defensive buying, acquisition syndication, patent intelligence, insurance services, and advisory services. RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. "
target: PatentFreedom
PatentFreedom offers information and services to help companies and their outside counsel reduce the costs and risks associated with NPEs. PatentFreedom generates distinctive, actionable insight to help companies better assess and respond to the growing number of NPE enforcement actions.
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closed 1/8/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Legility, LLC, acquired Inventus, LLC

synopsis: Legility, a leading provider of legal operations services, announced the acquisition of Inventus, a leading global legal services provider focused on reducing the costs and risks associated with discovery and compliance processes.
buyer: Legility, LLC
Legility, a leader in Legal Operations, provides consulting, technology, managed solutions, and flexible legal talent to corporations and law firms. They have more than 1,000 experts serving more than one-third of the Fortune 100 and one-quarter of the Am Law 200. "
target parent: HGGC, LLC
target: Inventus, LLC
Inventus is a leading global legal services provider focused on reducing the costs and risks associated with discovery and compliance processes.
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announced 12/16/2015 via PR Newswire

RPX Corporation, will acquire Inventus, LLC

synopsis: RPX Corporation, the leading provider of patent risk management solutions, announced that it has agreed to acquire privately-held Inventus Solutions, Inc., a leader in discovery management. Inventus is one of the leading providers of technology-based services to locate, secure, organize and search electronic data for corporations and law firms.
buyer: RPX Corporation (RPXC:$286.80)
RPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk solutions, offering defensive buying, acquisition syndication, patent intelligence, insurance services, and advisory services. RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. "
target parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
target: Inventus, LLC
Inventus is one of the largest Discovery Management Practices in the country focused on helping clients reduce the costs and risks associated with the discovery process. They have been providing litigation support services to law firms, corporate legal departments and government agencies.
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closed 6/23/2014 via PR Newswire

RPX Corporation, acquired PatentFreedom

synopsis: RPX Corporation, the leading provider of patent risk management solutions, announced its acquisition of PatentFreedom, the first provider of data, intelligence, and consulting on non-practicing entities (NPEs).
buyer: RPX Corporation (RPXC:$286.80)
RPX Corporation is the leading provider of patent risk solutions, offering defensive buying, acquisition syndication, patent intelligence, insurance services, and advisory services. RPX has introduced efficiency to the patent market by providing a rational alternative to litigation. "
target: PatentFreedom
PatentFreedom offers information and services to help companies and their outside counsel reduce the costs and risks associated with NPEs. PatentFreedom generates distinctive, actionable insight to help companies better assess and respond to the growing number of NPE enforcement actions.
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closed 10/17/2013 via Company Press Release

IP.com, Inc., acquired Pantros IP, Inc.

synopsis: IP.com, announced that it has acquired the businesses of Pantros IP, Inc., and Pantros IP Holding AG. The company’s Patent Value and Patent Factor Index reports provide easily understood patent valuation analytics that assist organizations in understanding the value of their Intellectual Property portfolios.
buyer: IP.com, Inc.
IP.com provides software tools to the intellectual property community which secures the electronic documents. Its products like Prior Art database helps companies in publishing and searching technical disclosures. Besides this it has other products like Legal Safeguarding Agent and Innovation Q. "
target: Pantros IP, Inc.
Pantros IP, Inc. provides decision support software solutions for patent portfolio management. It offers enterprise decision support system (DSS) solutions, such as Portfolio DSS, a Web-based IP DSS solution that delivers business-critical information-mining capabilities.
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announced 7/1/2014 via PR Newswire

Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., will acquire PatentCore

synopsis: Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., a LexisNexis company, will acquire PatentCore, developer of the LexisNexis® PatentAdvisorSM solution suite. PatentAdvisor is a suite of easy-to-use, web-based patent analytics tools that make patent prosecution a more strategic and predictable process for IP-driven companies and law firms.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Reed Technology and Information Services Inc.
Reed Technology and Information Services Inc., a LexisNexis® company, serves its clients in the public and private sectors with the expertise required in the technology-focused fields of Intellectual Property services, Life Sciences and Web Archiving. "
target: PatentCore
PatentCore is the Minneapolis-based, privately held developer of the LexisNexis® PatentAdvisorSM solution suite. PatentAdvisor is a suite of easy-to-use, web-based patent analytics tools that make patent prosecution a more strategic and predictable process for IP-driven companies and law firms.
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closed 9/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

iManage, Inc., acquired Elegrity

synopsis: iManage, the company dedicated to transforming how professionals work, announced it has broadened its Work Product Management portfolio with the acquisition of Elegrity, a leading provider of risk and compliance management software and solutions. 
buyer: iManage, Inc. (IMAN:$0.00)
iManage is the leading provider of Work Product Management solutions for legal, accounting and financial services firms and the corporate departments they serve worldwide. Every day iManage helps professionals streamline the creation, sharing, governance and security of their work product. "
target: Elegrity
Elegrity is a leading provider of risk and compliance management software and solutions. Elegrity has gained market and thought leadership for its industry-leading solutions that manage conflicts of interest, new business intake and other key risk mitigation processes in law firms.
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closed 4/14/2014 via BusinessWire

Intapp, Inc., acquired The Frayman Group

synopsis: Intapp, Inc., a global leader in legal software, announced the acquisition of The Frayman Group (TFG), a company offering risk management software for law firms. TFG will continue to operate as a subsidiary of Intapp.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Intapp, Inc.
Intapp provides software products and services that enable law firms to thrive in an increasingly competitive marketplace by improving client service, increasing profitability, and reducing operational costs. "
target: The Frayman Group
Frayman Group is a leading provider of enterprise risk management software for law firms, combining industry expertise with innovative technology to help customers automate business processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness.
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closed 7/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, acquired Effacts BV

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory Solutions announced the acquisition of Effacts, a Netherlands-based provider of legal management software to corporate legal departments in Europe and the U.S.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert content, solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. "
target: Effacts BV
Effacts, headquartered in Amsterdam, is a leading provider of Legal Risk Management software with years of experience implementing comprehensive solutions successfully at companies worldwide.
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closed 7/8/2020 via Yahoo, Inc.

IPRO Tech, acquired NetGovern

synopsis: Ipro Tech, LLC, the leader in eDiscovery, case management, and trial technology, is excited to announce the acquisition of NetGovern, a leader in Information governance, risk, and compliance software. Joining these two global companies and their technologies will provide an innovative workflow in the legal industry.
buyer: IPRO Tech
Founded in 1989, Ipro is a global leader in the development of advanced software solutions used by legal professionals to streamline the discovery process. Ipro offers proven eDiscovery to Trial software, services, and support – bundled as a solution and deployed on Cloud, On-Prem, or Desktop. "
target: NetGovern
NetGovern is a leader in Information governance, risk, and compliance software. NetGovern's information archiving and governance software helps mid-sized organizations solve data compliance, safeguard personal information, simplify eDiscovery and protect their reputation.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Astorg, acquired Anaqua Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, announced that the business will receive a significant equity investment from Astorg, a leading European private equity firm. As part of this transaction, Astorg will become the controlling shareholder of Anaqua.
buyer: Astorg
Astorg is an independent private equity group with over €8 billion of assets under management. They seek to partner with entrepreneurial management teams to acquire global companies and create value through the provision of strategic guidance, experienced governance and adequate capital. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua provides integrated, end-to-end innovation & intellectual property (IP) management solutions. Its solution suite merges best practice workflows with big data analytics & tech-enabled services to create one intelligent environment designed to inform, enable and streamline IP Operations.
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announced 7/5/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Law Business Research, will acquire Globe Business Media Group

synopsis: Law Business Research, a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, announced that it will acquire Globe Business Media Group. Globe is a leading provider of business intelligence for the international legal and intellectual property markets and produces vital, timely and actionable commercial insights for its clients.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Law Business Research
Based in the UK, Law Business Research provides information services to the international legal community through a portfolio of physical and online publications and research tools. The Company specializes in making hard-to-find, complicated material accessible to its users. "
target: Globe Business Media Group
Based in the UK, Globe Business Media Group is a leading provider of business intelligence for the international legal and intellectual property markets and produces vital, timely and actionable commercial insights for its clients.
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closed 2/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

CPA Global, acquired First To File

synopsis: CPA Global acquired IP-focused document management company First To File Inc. First To File, Inc. develops and delivers IP information management technology solutions.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target: First To File
First To File, Inc. develops and delivers IP information management technology solutions. First to File’s® Electronic File Room™ is the world’s leading web-based, patent prosecution and management service.
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closed 1/22/2014 via AP - Associated Press

CPA Global, acquired Patrafee

synopsis: CPA Global, one of the world's top intellectual property (IP) management and software specialists, announced the acquisition of leading Nordic IP services provider Patrafee AB. Patrafee AB offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target: Patrafee
Patrafee is an intellectual property (IP) services and software company. It offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide. Patrafee has more than 30 years' experience of IP management as a market leader in the Nordic countries.
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closed 9/28/2011 via PR Newswire

CPA Global, acquired Ipendo AB

synopsis: CPA Global, the world's top intellectual property (IP) management specialist and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing, announced the acquisition of Ipendo, a leading international intellectual property (IP) management software and service provider with a strong position in the Nordic region, from Zacco Group.
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target parent: Zacco Group
target: Ipendo AB
Ipendo is a provider of on-demand IP management solutions to companies of all sizes. The Ipendo Platform™ is built on the latest technology to bring out hidden values in IP portfolios by allowing automation of administrative tasks and sharing of crucial information with relevant parties.
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closed 7/22/2013 via BusinessWire

Insight Venture Partners, acquired Anaqua Inc and SGA2 SAS

synopsis: Beacon Equity Partners LLC announced that it has completed the sale of Anaqua Inc. and SGA2 SAS to Insight Venture Partners. Anaqua Inc. is a leading provider of intellectual property software. SGA2 SAS is a French company that provides patent annuity and trademark renewal services globally.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global private equity and venture capital firm founded in 1995. They have raised more than $7.6 billion and invested in more than 190 growth-stage software, eCommerce, internet, and data-services companies. "
target parent: Beacon Equity Partners
target: Anaqua Inc and SGA2 SAS
Anaqua Inc was formed to fill a gap in enterprise infrastructure by providing comprehensive software solution for intellectual asset management. SGA2 SAS is a French company that provides patent annuity and trademark renewal services globally.
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closed 6/8/2006 via PR Newswire

Access Intigrated Technologies Inc., acquired PLX Systems Inc.

synopsis: Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. today announced it has acquired privately held PLX Systems Incorporated. Based in Los Angeles, California, PLX Systems, Inc. develops and supports enterprise software to manage valuable intellectual property assets.
buyer: Access Intigrated Technologies Inc. (CIDM:$32.45)
Access Integrated Technologies, Inc. is the industry leader in providing fully integrated software and services to enable the motion picture entertainment industry and all of its constituents to transition from film to digital cinema. "
target: PLX Systems Inc.
PPLX, provides intellectual-property valuation and lifecycle management software and Web-based services to legal and licensing professionals, intellectual property auditors, brokers and lawyers, chief financial officers, controllers, and research and development executives.
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closed 5/11/2006 via BNC Analysis

A Consortium of 4 buyers purchased a minority stake in MarkMonitor

synopsis: MarkMonitor®, the leader in online corporate identity protection, today announced it has closed $12 million in venture capital investment led by Cargill Ventures. Existing venture capital and institutional investors, Focus Ventures, Foundation Capital and Institutional Venture Partners, also participated in this round.
buyer: Cargill Ventures
buyer: Focus Ventures
buyer: Foundation Capital
buyer: Institutional Venture Partners
Throughout its history, IVP's partnership with innovative companies has led to the creation of market leaders in technology industries such as enterprise software, wireless infrastructure, communications equipment, semiconductors, storage and technologyenabled services. "
target parent: Institutional Venture Partners
target: MarkMonitor
MarkMonitor offers the most advanced and seamlessly integrated set of services and products available for protecting intellectual property on the Internet.
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closed 2/17/2006 via BNC Analysis

Northstar Global Partners, purchased a minority stake in Anaqua Ltd.

synopsis: Anaqua last week announced it has received $4 million in first-round venture funding from Northstar Global Partners in Boston and relocated its headquarters from London to Boston. The company plans to use its cash to bolster sales-and-marketing efforts and hire staff.
buyer: Northstar Global Partners
Northstar Global Partners is an investment bank leveraging decades of experience and a network of U.S. and European relationships to provide services in: Corporate Finance Mergers and Acquisitions Merchant Banking Consulting and Strategic Planning "
target: Anaqua Ltd.
Ford Motor Company and British American Tobacco are world leaders in the field of Intellectual Property Management. Both companies share a similar vision for the future of IP management. They recognise the value and importance of creating a collaborative environment within which they can work in pa
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closed 8/24/2005 via PR Newswire

Computer Patent Annuities Limited Partnership, acquired FoundationIP

synopsis: The world's leading IP management specialists, Computer Patent Annuities Limited Partnership (CPA) is pleased to announce it has completed the acquisition of Minneapolis based FoundationIP.
buyer: Computer Patent Annuities Limited Partnership
CPA is the world's leading IP management specialist. With over 35 years of patent and trademark experience and approximately 40,000 clients across the globe, CPA performs over one million renewals annually. "
target: FoundationIP
FoundationIP provides an intuitive, integrated, customizable environment for corporations & law firms to manage Intellectual Property matters in a collaborative manner. The system is offered in an ASP environment, meaning that there is no software to buy or equipment to purchase or maintain.
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announced 3/24/2021 via Bloomberg

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, will acquire Mitratech, Inc.

synopsis: Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Mitratech, a provider of legal and compliance software, from TA Associates and Hg.
buyer: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan, with $201.4 billion in net assets at June 30, 2019. It holds a diverse global portfolio of assets, approximately 80% of which is managed in-house, and has earned an annual total-fund net return of 9.7% since 1990."
target parent: TA Associates
target: Mitratech, Inc.
Mitratech is a proven global technology partner for corporate legal, risk, and compliance professionals, offering a proven portfolio of end-to-end solutions that spread operational best practices throughout the enterprise, standardizing processes, and accelerating time-to-value.
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closed 12/3/2020 via Company Press Release

Exterro Inc., acquired AccessData Corporation

synopsis: Exterro Inc., the preferred provider of Legal GRC software and the Association of Corporate Counsel’s exclusive Alliance Partner for E-Discovery, Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Compliance, announced it has acquired AccessData, the industry’s leading provider of digital forensic investigation technology.
buyer: Exterro Inc.
Exterro®, Inc. is the leading provider of e-discovery and privacy software specifically designed for in-house legal, privacy and IT teams at Global 2000 and Am Law 200 organizations. Exterro software helps organizations address their regulatory, compliance and litigation risks more effectively. "
target: AccessData Corporation
AccessData makes the world's most advanced and intuitive incident resolution solutions. Their technology delivers real-time insight, analysis, response and resolution of data incidents, such as cyber threats, insider threats, mobile and BYOD risk, Governance Risk & Compliance and eDiscovery events.
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closed 6/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Anaqua Inc., acquired OPSolutions, Inc.

synopsis: Anaqua, the leading provider of innovation and intellectual property management solutions, announced that it has acquired IP management software and practice automation provider O P Solutions.
buyer parent: Astorg
buyer: Anaqua Inc.
Anaqua provides integrated, end-to-end innovation & intellectual property (IP) management solutions. Its solution suite merges best practice workflows with big data analytics & tech-enabled services to create one intelligent environment designed to inform, enable and streamline IP Operations. "
target: OPSolutions, Inc.
O P Solutions has been a leading provider of high-quality software to the intellectual property legal community since 1990. PATTSY WAVE ® is O P Solutions’ state-of-the-art browser-based docketing software.
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announced 9/15/2015 via Reuters

TA Associates, will acquire Mitratech, Inc.

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners has agreed to sell enterprise legal services provider Mitratech Holdings Inc to private equity firm TA Associates, one of the oldest and largest growth private equity firms in the world. Mitratech provides management software for the legal departments of companies, including more than 25% of the Fortune 500 companies.
buyer: TA Associates
TA Associates is one of the oldest and largest growth private equity firms in the world. They invest in growing private companies in exciting industries, with the goal of helping management teams build their businesses into great companies. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: Mitratech, Inc.
Mitratech is the most trusted, market-leading provider of fully-integrated Enterprise Legal Management (ELM) solutions for over 750 global legal departments of all sizes, representing 7 of the Fortune 10, almost 40% percent of the Fortune 500, and over 100,000 users in over 150 countries.
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