Like Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd

closed 9/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

ShareInvestor Pte Ltd, acquired Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd

synopsis: ShareInvestor, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, acquired certain trade marks and other intellectual property rights of Waterbrooks Consultants as well a 60 per cent stake in the company. Waterbrooks provides investor relations, financial and corporate communications, sustainability reporting and crisis management services.
buyer parent: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
buyer: ShareInvestor Pte Ltd
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, ShareInvestor is a financial internet media & technology company that owns one of the largest investor relations network in Asia. ShareInvestor provides market data tools and financial applications to institutional and retail investors. "
target: Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd
Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd provides investor relations, financial and corporate communications, sustainability reporting and crisis management services. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Singapore.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cicero-Group merged with AMO Strategic Advisors,

synopsis: French advertising agency Havas SA acquired a majority stake in Cicero Consulting Ltd., a U.K.-based public affairs and corporate communications consultancy. Cicero will be merged into Havas' global advisory network AMO and renamed Cicero/AMO.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: AMO Strategic Advisors
AMO is the leading global partnership of corporate and financial communications consultancies. They provide sophisticated communications counsel for reputation management, M&A and capital market transactions, media relations, investor relations and corporate crises. "
target: Cicero-Group
Cicero is a full-service communications and market research agency. They design and deliver award-winning corporate, brand, political and regulatory campaigns across all major business sectors from their offices in London, Brussels and Dublin.
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closed 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Lambert & Co., acquired Casteel Schoenborn

synopsis: Lambert & Co., a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm, has acquired Casteel Schoenborn, a provider of investor relations and corporate communications services. Casteel Schoenborn helps public and private enterprises implement ongoing IR and financial PR programs to ensure full and fair valuation of their shares.
buyer: Lambert & Co.
Lambert & Co. is a public relations, investor relations and integrated marketing firm. Lambert helps clients across the globe to build brand awareness, drive sales and scale business. Their portfolio of clients spans a broad spectrum of industries including automotive, food, education and more. "
target: Casteel Schoenborn
Casteel Schoenborn is a provider of investor relations and corporate communications services. Casteel Schoenborn helps public and private enterprises implement ongoing IR and financial PR programs to ensure full and fair valuation of their shares while enhancing or protecting their reputations.
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closed 8/8/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Pierre Boucher, acquired MaisonBrison Communications

synopsis: MaisonBrison Communications Inc. (MB) announced that the company has been sold to MB Partner, Pierre Boucher. Founded in 1983, MaisonBrison Communications has evolved into a Canadian leader in the field of corporate communications and investor relations.
buyer: Pierre Boucher
Since 1989, Pierre Boucher has been involved in various aspects of North American financial markets. He worked 12 years as a financial analyst covering special situations and technology companies. He joined MaisonBrison in 2009 and became a Partner in 2016. "
target: MaisonBrison Communications
Founded in 1983, MaisonBrison Communications has evolved into a Canadian leader in the field of corporate communications and investor relations. The Company currently represents a roster of leading publicly-traded organizations in various business sectors, many with global operations.
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closed 2/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Lansons, acquired Intermarket

synopsis: Leading independent reputation management consultancy Lansons announced the acquisition of Intermarket, an agency that provides strategic communications consulting and tactical public relations services to a wide range of clients operating across the global landscape, with particular emphasis on financial services.
buyer: Lansons
Based in London, Lansons is a leading independent reputation management consultancy, 100% owned by people working in the business. Lansons’ consultants are experts in media, investor, political, regulatory, employee and change, crisis, digital and international communications. "
target: Intermarket
Founded in 1986 by Matt Zachowski and Martin Mosbacher, Intermarket Communications provides strategic communications consulting and tactical public relations services to a wide range of clients operating across the global landscape, with particular emphasis on financial services.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

KPS3, acquired 120 West Strategic Communications LLC

synopsis: KPS3 Marketing, a full-service brand, marketing and digital communications firm, announced the acquisition of 120 West Strategic Communications, an award-winning public relations and investor relations firm headquartered in Reno, Nevada.
buyer: KPS3
KPS3 goes far beyond any normal definition of a marketing company, PR firm or digital agency. They handle large-scale advertising and branding campaigns, build enterprise-level web and mobile applications, and can train a room full of executives from across the country how to handle the media. "
target: 120 West Strategic Communications LLC
Based in Reno, Nevada, 120 West provides investor relations and marketing communications through strategic engagement to both public and private companies with emphasis on delivering measurable results aligned with a company’s goals and objectives.
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closed 4/19/2018 via PE Hub

Lambert, Edwards & Associates, acquired Owen Blicksilver Public Relations, Inc.

synopsis: Lambert, Edwards & Associates, a leading PR, investor relations, and integrated communications agency, has acquired New York-based financial communications firm Owen Blicksilver Public Relations, Inc. Owen Blicksilver PR specializes in private equity, real estate, financial services, bankruptcy, crisis, litigation support, and B2B marketing.
buyer: Lambert, Edwards & Associates
Lambert, Edwards & Associates is a top-5 Midwest-based PR firm and a top-10 investor relations firm nationally with clients based in 20 states and six countries. As Michigan’s largest PR firm, Lambert serves middle-market companies and national brands across a wide array of industries. "
target: Owen Blicksilver Public Relations, Inc.
Owen Blicksilver Public Relations is a New York financial communications and investor relations consultancy. The Owen Blicksilver PR team specializes in private equity, real estate, financial services, bankruptcy, crisis, litigation support, and B2B marketing.
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closed 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Wellcom SAS, acquired Analogue

synopsis: Wellcom, a consulting agency in image and opinion communication, has acquired Analogue SAS, an advertising agency offering editorial communication services. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Paris, France.
buyer: Wellcom SAS
Wellcom SAS operates as a consulting agency in image and opinion communication. It offers strategic consulting services and corporate and global communication services. They are based in Paris, France. "
target: Analogue
Analogue SAS operates an advertising agency offering editorial communication services. The company was founded in 1994 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 1/1/2018 via BNC Analysis

24/7 Communication Sp. o.o., acquired Headlines Porter Novelli

synopsis: One of the oldest PR agencies in Poland, Headlines-Porter Novelli, is taken over by 24/7 Communications and will operate under its banner. Joanna Pruszyńska, founder and managing director of Headlines, is to be the senior adviser to the board of directors of 24/7Communication.
buyer: 24/7 Communication Sp. o.o.
24/7 Communication is the Polish partner of the Reputation Institute and the only Polish PR agency in the PROI Worldwide partnership of public relations agencies. PROI partners are usually the leading or largest independent PR firms in their markets. "
target: Headlines Porter Novelli
Headlines is one of the most experienced communication companies in the Polish market. Headlines was founded in 1996. It specializes in internal and corporate communication.
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closed 11/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Millwright Holdings, acquired Warner Communications

synopsis: Millwright Holdings, LLC has acquired Warner Communications, an agency that provides strategic integrated communications services, including corporate and product communications, public relations, media relations, social media marketing and measurement, promotions, special events, product introductions, crisis management.
buyer: Millwright Holdings
Millwright is a new kind of agency holding company. The company is building a network of independent agencies across the marketing services spectrum—PR, advertising, digital and social. "
target: Warner Communications
Founded in 1997, Warner Communications provides strategic integrated communications services, including corporate and product communications, public relations, media relations, social media marketing and measurement, promotions, special events, product introductions, crisis management.
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announced 10/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Link And Motivation Inc., will acquire A2media Corporation

synopsis: Link And Motivation Inc., a Japanese company which carries out management consulting, will acquire A2Media. A2media Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan, is a corporate communication professional. A2media provides solutions and services for investor relations (IR).
buyer: Link And Motivation Inc. (TSE:2170:$354.20)
Link and Motivation Inc. provides management consulting services in Japan. It offers consulting services that transform business organizations through motivation management, entry management, brand management, investor relations, and place management. "
target: A2media Corporation
A2media Corporation, based in Tokyo, Japan, is a corporate communication professional. A2media provides solutions and services for investor relations (IR).
price ($mm)
$12
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$11
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EV / rev
1.1x
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closed 7/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mullen Lowe Group Limited, acquired Salt Communications

synopsis: The integrated marcoms network, MullenLowe Group, announced it has acquired the strategic communications agency Salt Communications. Founded in 2000, Salt Communications specialises in simplifying complex business challenges, with specialties in external reputation enhancement, design, and corporate brand & reputation management.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: Mullen Lowe Group Limited
MullenLowe Group is a creatively driven integrated marketing communications network with a strong entrepreneurial heritage and challenger mentality. They are a global creative boutique of distinctive diverse agencies, present in more than 65 markets with over 90 agencies. "
target: Salt Communications
Salt Communications is a strategic communications agency, working with companies and brands like Unilever, ManpowerGroup, Roche, Hunter boots and Andrex. They manage corporate and consumer communications for clients to enhance their external reputation, promote internal alignment and increase sales.
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closed 1/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Four Communications Group plc, acquired Insight Consulting Group

synopsis: Four Communications, one of the leading independent integrated agencies in the UK and the Gulf, has acquired Insight Consulting Group, a public affairs and corporate communications agency specializing in public policy advice for organizations and trade bodies in the healthcare, entertainment, professional services and third sectors among others.
buyer: Four Communications Group plc
Four Communications is one of the leading independent integrated agencies in the UK and the Gulf. Their integrated services now span PR to digital and marketing to media planning & buying across a broad range of sectors. "
target: Insight Consulting Group
Insight Consulting Group provides strategic counsel, corporate communications and reputation management, campaigns and stakeholder management programs for multinational companies, trade associations, charities and regulators.
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closed 1/17/2017 via PR Newswire

Q4 Inc., acquired CapMark Clarity

synopsis: Q4 Inc., a global leader in cloud-based investor relations and capital market solutions, is announcing the acquisition of CapMark Clarity, a provider of shareholder ID and market intelligence to UK and European markets.
buyer: Q4 Inc.
Q4 is a global leader in cloud-based investor relations and capital market solutions. Thousands of brands around the world use Q4 website, webcasting, CRM, analytics and surveillance solutions to better connect with their investors and understand the capital markets. "
target: CapMark Clarity
CapMark Clarity is an independent capital markets intelligence firm with a focus on delivering the highest quality and personal service to each of its clients. With more than a decade of experience, CapMark Clarity set a new standard for traditional investor relations services in Europe.
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closed 9/12/2016 via BusinessWire

Prosek Partners, acquired Muirfield Partners

synopsis: Prosek Partners, a leading independent public relations and financial communications firm, has acquired Muirfield Partners, a Los Angeles-based strategic corporate and financial communications agency. Mickey Mandelbaum, founder and president of Muirfield, will become a partner at Prosek.
buyer: Prosek Partners
Prosek Partners operates as an independent public relations company. The company offers services in the areas of digital and traditional media relations, investor relations, social media and branded entertainment, crisis communications and issues management. "
target: Muirfield Partners
Founded in 2001, Muirfield Partners is a corporate communications and investor relations firm that works directly with an organization's senior leadership to develop discreet and targeted communications strategies. They are headquartered in Los Angeles.
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closed 4/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Reputation Partners, LLC, acquired Vollrath Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Milwaukee public relations and investor relations firm Vollrath Associates has been acquired by Reputation Partners LLC, a full-service strategic communications firm with offices in Chicago and Milwaukee. Vollrath Associates works with leading public companies on communications with shareholders and the investors.
buyer: Reputation Partners, LLC
Reputation Partners is a full-service strategic communications firm. They represent clients in a wide range of industries, including real estate, retail, food and beverage, financial services, manufacturing/industrials, non-profits, education institutions, religious institutions, among many others. "
target: Vollrath Associates, Inc.
Vollrath Associates, a leading public relations agency located in downtown Milwaukee, Wis., specializes in public relations, investor relations, media relations, employee communication, marketing communications and new media.
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closed 3/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Emperor Design Consultants Limited, acquired Accrue Fulton

synopsis: Accrue Fulton are delighted to announce they've joined Emperor Design Consultants. Accrue Fulton is an award-winning, corporate communications design agency based in Bicester, Oxfordshire.
buyer: Emperor Design Consultants Limited
Emperor is a market-leading design and communications agency, specialising in strategic corporate, brand and digital communications. It was founded in 1996 and remains a private limited company, operating from offices in London, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Dubai. "
target: Accrue Fulton
Accrue Fulton is an award-winning creative communications agency based in Bicester, near Oxford. They provide a full design service covering all corporate communications, branding and marketing solutions, and they do that with consistency across the customer, shareholder and employee journeys.
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closed 3/16/2016 via Company Press Release

Allison+Partners, acquired Focused Communications Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Allison+ Partners continues with the acquisition of Tokyo-based Focused Communications.The company specializes in technology, government, healthcare, public affairs, consumer marketing and corporate communications, and primarily serves B2B and B2C clients in technology, healthcare, consumer goods and government sectors.
buyer parent: MDC Partners, Inc.
buyer: Allison+Partners
Allison+Partners is a fast-growing global communications firm, where daring creativity leads the way. Their ability to harness creativity to move communications from awareness generator to performance driver is unmatched. "
target: Focused Communications Co., Ltd.
Focused Communications is a communication consultancy providing strategic corporate public relations and consulting, risk management, branding, media relations, and other effective communications.
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announced 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

Llorente & Cuenca Madrid, S.L., will acquire Comunicação SA

synopsis: Llorente & Cuenca has reached an agreement to purchase 70% of the Brazilian company S / A Comunicação , owned by Marco Antonio Sabino , which in turn will assume 30% of Llorente & Cuenca Brazil. Comunicação SA (S/A Kreab) is a leading communications consultancy in the Brazil.
buyer: Llorente & Cuenca Madrid, S.L.
Llorente & Cuenca is the leading consultancy in Reputation Management, Communication and Public Affairs in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. It has 21 partners and more than 450 professionals who provide strategic consulting services. "
target parent: Magnora AB
target: Comunicação SA
Comunicação SA (S/A Kreab) is a leading communications consultancy in the Brazil, owned by Marco Antonio Sabino.
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closed 7/14/2015 via PR Newswire

NATIONAL Public Relations Inc., acquired TMX Equicom

synopsis: NATIONAL Public Relations, Canada's leading public relations firm and one of the world's leading independent communications firms, announced the acquisition of the business of Equicom from TMX Group. Equicom is Canada's leading investor relations and financial communications firm.
buyer parent: RES PUBLICA Consulting Group Inc.
buyer: NATIONAL Public Relations Inc.
NATIONAL Public Relations serves corporate and institutional clients, offering a full range of strategic communications services, including corporate communications, investor relations, public affairs, stakeholder engagement, marketing, healthcare and digital communications. "
target parent: TMX Group Inc.
target: TMX Equicom
TMX Equicom is Canada’s leading provider of investor relations and strategic corporate communications. They have been working with Canadian public issuers to build their profiles within the investment community since 1996.
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closed 9/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

ShareInvestor Pte Ltd, acquired Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd

synopsis: ShareInvestor, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, acquired certain trade marks and other intellectual property rights of Waterbrooks Consultants as well a 60 per cent stake in the company. Waterbrooks provides investor relations, financial and corporate communications, sustainability reporting and crisis management services.
buyer parent: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
buyer: ShareInvestor Pte Ltd
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, ShareInvestor is a financial internet media & technology company that owns one of the largest investor relations network in Asia. ShareInvestor provides market data tools and financial applications to institutional and retail investors. "
target: Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd
Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd provides investor relations, financial and corporate communications, sustainability reporting and crisis management services. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Singapore.
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closed 9/5/2014 via BNC Analysis

ShareInvestor Pte Ltd, acquired Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd

synopsis: ShareInvestor, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, acquired certain trade marks and other intellectual property rights of Waterbrooks Consultants as well a 60 per cent stake in the company. Waterbrooks provides investor relations, financial and corporate communications, sustainability reporting and crisis management services.
buyer parent: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
buyer: ShareInvestor Pte Ltd
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings, ShareInvestor is a financial internet media & technology company that owns one of the largest investor relations network in Asia. ShareInvestor provides market data tools and financial applications to institutional and retail investors. "
target: Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd
Waterbrooks Consultants Pte Ltd provides investor relations, financial and corporate communications, sustainability reporting and crisis management services. The company was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Singapore.
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announced 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

XLMedia plc, will acquire InvestorJunkie

synopsis: XLMedia, a provider of digital performance marketing, will acquire InvestorJunkie, a leading personal finance website that provides information and reviews of various investment channels and financial products. InvestorJunkie provides tool recommendations and articles to educate readers on how to better manage their finances.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$64.95)
XLMedia provides of digital marketing services. They use proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. They operate across a number of verticals with specific expertise in the online gaming sector. "
target: InvestorJunkie
InvestorJunkie is a personal finance website that provides information and reviews of investment channels and financial products. They provide tool recommendations and articles that break down investing, budgeting, and personal finance to educate readers on how to better manage their finances.
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closed 4/5/2017 via Yahoo, Inc.

Investview, Inc, acquired Wealth Generators LLC

synopsis: Investview, Inc., a diversified financial technology organization specializing in investor education, investment newsletters and financial services, announced the acquisition of Wealth Generators LLC, a financial education, research and tools provider.
buyer: Investview, Inc (OTCPK:INVU:$25.68)
Investview, Inc. is a New Jersey-based diversified financial technology organization. The Company operates primarily through its wholly- and majority-owned subsidiaries, to provide financial products and services to accredited investors, self-directed investors and select financial institutions. "
target: Wealth Generators LLC
Wealth Generators, LLC is a Utah based financial education, research and tools provider for the self-directed investor. Wealth Generators distributes its programs and services through independent distributors who are paid according to the company's bonus plan.
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announced 12/9/2016 via Company Press Release

Comdirect Bank AG, will acquire OnVista AG

synopsis: Comdirect Bank AG, a leading direct bank and the market leader in online securities business for modern investors, has acquired OnVista AG, a company that operates financial portals in Germany. They operate OnVista.de, a financial portal covering various products, such as shares, funds, warrants, bonds, etc.
buyer: Comdirect Bank AG (XTRA:COM:$405.63)
Comdirect Bank AG is a leading direct bank and the market leader in online securities business for modern investors, offering brokerage, banking and advice. More than 2 million private customers have placed their trust in the bank. "
target parent: Boursorama
target: OnVista AG
OnVista AG operates financial portals in Germany. It operates OnVista.de, a financial portal covering various products, such as shares, funds, warrants, bonds, etc.
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closed 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired DividendYieldHunter.com

synopsis: Salem Media Group announced that it has acquired the website DividendYieldHunter.com, a website that contains information on dividend-paying stocks. DividendYieldHunter.com will be added to Eagle Financial Publications, which provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from financial commentators.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Eagle Financial Publications
Eagle Financial Publications provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from financial commentators as well as a stock screening website for dividend investors. "
target: DividendYieldHunter.com
DividendYieldHunter.com is a website that contains information on dividend-paying stocks. The site gives investors information about many different classes of dividend-paying stocks including preferred stocks, bonds, Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs), Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) and more.
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announced 9/28/2012 via Company Press Release

Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd, will purchase Australasia trade publishing assets from Morningstar, Inc.

synopsis: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd and Morningstar Australasia Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research, announced that they have entered into an agreement for Sterling to acquire Morningstar's Australian financial services trade publishing business.
buyer parent: Momentum Media Pty Ltd
buyer: Sterling Publishing Pty Ltd
Sterling Publishing is a growing media company and the publishing arm of the BRW Fast 100-ranked Momentum Media. They focus on specialist vertical markets including the mortgage, finance, real estate and property sectors. "
seller: Morningstar, Inc. (MORN:$1,244.10)
Morningstar's Australasian online and print titles include InvestorDaily, IFA (Independent Financial Adviser) – incorporating SMSF – and Investor Weekly; and events for the financial sector including Wraps, Platforms & Masterfunds Conference and the Self-Managed Superannuation Fund Strategy Day.
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closed 10/19/2007 via BusinessWire

Boursorama, acquired OnVista AG

synopsis: Boursorama has been notified last week of the German Federal Cartel Office’s (Bundeskartellamt) approval of the acquisition of 77.4% of the shares in OnVista AG by means of a share purchase agreement entered into on 24 September 2007. After having fulfilled further former conditions precedent, the acquisition has thus been closed today.
buyer: Boursorama
Founded in 1995, Boursorama is a major player in online savings in Europe, with more than 3.2 million orders executed as at June 30th, 2007, 557,300 direct accounts and total outstandings of € 13.4 billion at the end of June 2007. The Boursorama Group is present in four countries. "
target: OnVista AG
With 1.04 million unique visitors and 72 million pages viewed per month, www.onvista.de is the leading German online financial information portal. This portal offers dense and organised information on all financial issues to an audience largely affluent.
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$20
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$4
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Huddlestock merged with Dovre Forvaltning,

synopsis: Huddlestock, an investment marketplace based in London, has announced a merger with leading Norwegian fund manager, Dovre Forvaltning. The Huddlestock solution allows for crowd-investing whereby everyone can receive great investment ideas, collaborate in making decisions and even set-up their own funds.
buyer: Dovre Forvaltning
Dovre Forvaltning is an independent asset management company with a focused, dedicated and highly competent team. They create innovative investment products based on how the world is today and where they think the best investment opportunities lie in the future. "
target: Huddlestock
Huddlestock is an investment marketplace based in London, United Kingdom and Oslo, Norway. They aim to reconfigure the investment management industry in a way that allows everyone to benefit.
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announced 6/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

ADVFN PLC, will acquire London South East Limited

synopsis: Financial market website operator ADVFN PLC confirmed it has signed heads of agreement with the directors of investor-information website London South East Ltd. London South East Ltd. provides share prices, news, data and resources on desktops, tablets, or mobiles to leading private investor .
buyer: ADVFN PLC (AIM:AFN:$15.81)
ADVFN PLC operates a web site which provides up-to-date financial data on the UK stock markets. The site provides users with services including a bulletin board for investors to swap ideas, real-time share information from the London Exchange, configuration alerts, and regulatory new services. "
target: London South East Limited
London South East Limited's team of web developers, service, and leadership staff serves private investors worldwide. They provide share prices, news, and data to thousands of visitors every day, lse.co.uk brings leading private investor resources on desktops, tablets, or mobiles.
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announced 8/28/2013 via Company Press Release

Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc., will acquire Wall-Street.com

synopsis: Bright Mountain Holdings announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Wall-Street.com, LLC, which owns and operates an online portal that offers financial industry information including microcap stocks, global economy and world markets, currency and precious metals, research, charts and graphs, and more.
buyer: Bright Mountain Holdings, Inc. (OTCPK:BMTM:$7.00)
The Bright Mountain Holdings family of websites includes TheBright.com, WarDocumentaryFilms.com and Bootcamp4me.com. TheBright.com is the company’s largest site and offers news, information, products and services geared for Military members, Veterans and First Responders. "
target: Wall-Street.com
Wall-Street.com, LLC owns and operates an online portal that offers financial industry information including microcap stocks, global economy and world markets, currency and precious metals, research, charts and graphs, licensing and education for financial services representatives, and more.
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announced 9/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Growth Company Investor, will acquire Growth Company Investor

synopsis: Growth Company Investor (GCI)'s editor, David Thornton, will acquire the company from Bonhill Group plc, a leading B2B media business in the UK. GCI is a monthly investment recommendation newsletter for private investors. GCI focuses on small caps and conducts 250 CEO interviews a year to generate great investment ideas for their members.
buyer: Growth Company Investor
Growth Company Investor (GCI) is a monthly investment recommendation newsletter for private investors. GCI focuses exclusively on small caps and conducts 250 CEO interviews a year to generate great investment ideas for their members. GCI is published monthly as a PDF download for their members. "
target parent: Bonhill Group plc
target: Growth Company Investor
Growth Company Investor (GCI) is a monthly investment recommendation newsletter for private investors. GCI focuses exclusively on small caps and conducts 250 CEO interviews a year to generate great investment ideas for their members. GCI is published monthly as a PDF download for their members.
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closed 11/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Borsenmedien AG, acquired finanztreff.de

synopsis: Börsenmedien AG, a leading media company for financial information in Germany, acquires finanztreff.de from Vereinigte Wirtschaftsdienste, a European provider of IT solutions for investors. finanztreff.de is a financial portal for investors in Germany. finanztreff.de provides price data for equities, foreign exchange, derivative products and more.
buyer: Borsenmedien AG
Borsenmedien AG is a leading media company for financial information in Germany. Borsenmedien publishes Der Aktionär, Germany's most successful weekly magazine focused on investments. They also operate Der Aktionär TV, a TV channel dedicated to investors. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: finanztreff.de
finanztreff.de is one of the most successful financial portals for investors in Germany. finanztreff.de provides up-to-date and historical price data for equities, funds, bonds, foreign exchange, exchange-traded funds, exchange-traded commodities and derivative products.
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closed 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

Capital Lounge GmbH, acquired Adhoc-Infos.de

synopsis: The Munich-based investment boutique Capital Lounge GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of the listed Signature AG, announces the acquisition of the finance portal Adhoc-Infos.de (software and domain). Adhoc-Infos.de aggregates all company news of listed companies in Germany on one platform and provides intelligent filters.
buyer parent: Signature AG
buyer: Capital Lounge GmbH
Capital Lounge is one of the most active Going Public Boutiques specialized in Listings and Going Publics on selected European Markets as well as Roadshows and Fundraisings for rapidly expanding companies. "
target: Adhoc-Infos.de
Adhoc-Infos.de aggregates all company news of listed companies in Germany on one platform and provides intelligent filters.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Investoo Group, acquired EFXTO

synopsis: One of the largest financial lead generation companies in the world, Investoo Group, is expanding into the Latin American market by acquiring leading foreign exchange website EFXTO. EFXTO is a forex news portal that offers a wide range of informative reviews, up-to-date news and market comparisons.
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is one of the world’s leading fintech marketing businesses. They deliver top-quality lead generation and marketing services to their partners via their portfolio of websites in the rapidly evolving cryptocurrency, FX, shares and derivative trading markets. "
target: EFXTO
Launched in 2016, EFXTO is a forex news portal that offers a wide range of informative reviews, up-to-date news and market comparisons. The platform is one of the most influential forex review providers in Latin America.
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announced 7/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, will acquire LeapRate

synopsis: Catena Media, a company that provides high-quality online lead generation, has acquired LeapRate, an independent research and advisory firm that provides news and information. LeapRate specializes in covering the world of Forex trading and are followed by traders, investors, and other FX industry participants.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$128.97)
Headquartered in Malta, Catena Media provides companies with high-quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees globally. "
target: LeapRate
LeapRate is an independent research and advisory firm that provides news and information, specialized in covering the world of Forex trading. They are followed by traders, investors and other FX industry participants via their website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, RSS and Email Newsletter.
price ($mm)
$4.00
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closed 5/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Catena Media, acquired ForexTraders.com

synopsis: Catena Media, a provider of online lead generation, has acquired Sweden-based ForexTraders.com, a foreign exchange trading Information site providing details of foreign exchange brokers, sign-up offers and useful information pertaining to foreign exchange. They offer expert advice, educational tools, market commentary and best practices guidance.
buyer: Catena Media (OM:CTM:$128.97)
Catena Media provides companies with high-quality online lead generation. Through strong organic growth and strategic acquisitions, Catena Media has established a leading market position with approximately 300 employees in the US, Australia, Japan, Serbia, UK, Sweden and Malta. "
target: ForexTraders.com
Sweden-based ForexTraders.com is a foreign exchange trading Information site providing details of foreign exchange brokers, sign-up offers and useful information pertaining to foreign exchange. They offer expert advice, educational tools, market commentary and best practices guidance.
price ($mm)
$4.08
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announced 9/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Wallstreet:online AG, will acquire Der Investoren-Kompass

synopsis: Wallstreet:online, a Germany-based online platform that provides information and news about stock markets, finance, economics, and investments, will acquire Der Investoren-Kompass, a free stock market newsletter in Germany that provides specific investment advice for private investors on a weekly basis.
buyer: Wallstreet:online AG (DB:WSO1:$8.62)
Wallstreet:online is a Germany-based online platform that provides information and news about stock markets, finance, economics, and investments. Wallstreet:online is the most active financial community in Germany, with up to 10,000 new user posts a day in over 80 forums. "
target: Der Investoren-Kompass
Der Investoren-Kompass is a free stock market newsletter in Germany that provides specific investment advice for private investors on a weekly basis. Der Investoren-Kompass covers news for all the important topics for German investors, including topics about equities, commodities, and currencies.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 7/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Eagle Financial Publications, acquired TradersCrux

synopsis: Salem Media Group, through its wholly-owned Eagle Financial Publications, has acquired TradersCrux, an investment website for individual investors. It also provides a daily newseltter with links to the best investment articles from across the web.
buyer parent: Salem Media Group
buyer: Eagle Financial Publications
Eagle Financial Publications provides market analysis and specific investment advice for individual investors from financial commentators as well as a stock screening website for dividend investors. "
target: TradersCrux
TradersCrux.com is an investment website for individual investors. It also provides a daily newseltter with links to the best investment articles from across the web. They are based in Miami, FL.
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closed 5/31/2017 via PR Newswire

OTC Markets Group, acquired theOTC.today

synopsis: OTC Markets Group Inc., operator of financial markets for 10,000 U.S. and global securities, announced it has acquired theOTC.today, an independent website that monitors and analyzes stock promotion campaigns.
buyer: OTC Markets Group (OTCPK:OTCM:$55.05)
OTC Markets Group's Open, Transparent and Connected financial marketplaces provide investors with the information necessary to intelligently analyze, value and trade 10,000 U.S. and global securities through the broker of their choice. "
target: theOTC.today
theOTC.today is an independent website that monitors and analyzes stock promotion campaigns. Since its launch in April 2011, theOTC.today has tracked and published data on stock promotion schemes and raised public awareness of fraudulent promoters in OTC and exchange listed securities.
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closed 4/26/2017 via PE Hub

Investoo Group, acquired iNVEZZ Limited

synopsis: Investoo Group, one of the world’s biggest FX trading affiliates, has acquired Invezz.com in order to extend its reach into the financial trading the industry. Founded in 2012, Invezz, is a leading financial news site and peer review marketplace for CFDs, Forex, Shares and more.
buyer parent: Optimizer Invest Limited
buyer: Investoo Group
Investoo Group is a newly funded financial venture that aims to become one of the biggest lead generation companies in the Forex and retail investment industry. They offer a free online educational platform, a buzzing community and a continuous stream of innovative trading products. "
target: iNVEZZ Limited
Founded in 2012, Invezz, is a leading financial news site and peer review marketplace for CFDs, Forex, Shares and more. The site has more than 200,000 unique visitors per month.
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announced 11/4/2015 via PR Newswire

T3 Live, LLC, will acquire Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: T3 Live, LLC, a global leader in the education of active traders and investors, has entered into an agreement to purchase the assets of the Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc., a provider of online educational and financial services to institutions and general public.
buyer: T3 Live, LLC
T3 Live is an online financial media network and educational platform that provides active traders with market analysis, real-time access to strategies, and in-depth training from seasoned professionals. "
target: Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc.
Pristine Capital Holdings, Inc. provides online educational and financial services to institutions and general public. It offers market intelligence services and on-line education via Internet-based chat rooms. Pristine provides tools that offers access to the equities, options, and futures markets.
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