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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 9/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Mitratech, Inc., acquired Acuity ELM

synopsis: Mitratech, a leading global provider of legal and compliance software, has acquired Acuity ELM, a cloud based legal management solution. Acuity ELM helps small and mid-size corporate legal teams to streamline workflows and reduce legal spend. They offer solutions for e-billing, matter management, claims defense, and legal hold.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: 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. "
target: Acuity ELM
Acuity ELM is a cloud based legal management solution. Acuity ELM helps small and mid-size corporate legal teams to streamline workflows, reduce legal spend, and improve their collaboration with outside counsel. They offer solutions for e-billing, matter management, claims defense, and legal hold.
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closed 5/14/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Onit, acquired SimpleLegal

synopsis: Onit, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise workflow solutions including enterprise legal management, contract management and business process automation, has acquired SimpleLegal, a leading provider of modern legal spend, matter and vendor management software.
buyer: Onit
Onit is a leading provider of enterprise workflow solutions including enterprise legal management, contract management and business process automation. Their Enterprise Legal Management solution transforms the way legal departments drive operational and process improvements. "
target: SimpleLegal
SimpleLegal is a leading provider of modern legal spend, matter and vendor management software. SimpleLegal streamlines the way corporate legal departments manage their matters, track and interpret spend, and collaborate with vendors and law firms.
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closed 6/1/2022 via BusinessWire

SurePoint, acquired Coyote Analytics, LLC

synopsis: SurePoint Technologies, the leading cloud provider of financial and practice management solutions for law firms, announced its acquisition of Coyote Analytics, a software development and services firm focused on building the best law firm solutions for the legal marketplace.
buyer parent: Aquiline Capital Partners
buyer: SurePoint
SurePoint Technologies is a leading provider of financial and practice management software to law firms nationwide. For more than 40 years, law firms have relied on SurePoint's award-winning enterprise software to drastically improve workflow and maximize financial performance. "
target: Coyote Analytics, LLC
Coyote Analytics is a software development and services firm focused on building the best law firm solutions for the legal marketplace.
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closed 1/5/2022 via BusinessWire

ADERANT Holdings, Inc., acquired American LegalNet, Inc.

synopsis: Aderant, a leading global provider of business software to law firms, has acquired American LegalNet, a premier provider of litigation workflow solutions. American LegalNet provides cloud-based solutions that helps legal firms to simplify their workflow. They offer solutions for docketing, calendaring, court forms, eFiling and case monitoring.
buyer parent: Roper Technologies, Inc.
buyer: ADERANT Holdings, Inc.
Aderant is a global industry leader which provides comprehensive business management software for law firms and other professional services organizations. Aderant offers a suite of legal business solutions that enable agility within law firms of all sizes around the globe. "
target: American LegalNet, Inc.
American LegalNet is a premier provider of litigation workflow solutions. American LegalNet provides cloud-based solutions that helps legal firms to simplify their workflow. They offer solutions for docketing, calendaring, court forms, eFiling and case monitoring.
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closed 9/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Clio, acquired Lawyaw

synopsis: Clio, the world's leading provider of cloud-based legal technology, has acquired Lawyaw, a provider of legal document automation solutions. Lawyaw provides cloud-based document workflow solutions that help law firms to save time and reduce errors. Their software enables users to turn their legal documents into easy-to-populate online templates.
buyer: Clio
Clio is the leader in cloud-based legal technology solutions. Clio empowers lawyers to be both client-centered and firm focused through a suite of cloud-based solutions, including practice management, CRM and client intake software. "
target: Lawyaw
Lawyaw is a provider of legal document automation solutions. Lawyaw provides cloud-based document workflow solutions that help small law firms to save time and reduce errors on routine drafting. Their software enables users to turn their legal documents into easy-to-populate online templates.
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closed 8/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

Litera Microsystems, acquired Doxly, Inc.

synopsis: Chicago-based Litera Microsystems has acquired Indianapolis-based legal tech startup Doxly. Doxly transforms the complex, chaotic process of managing legal transactions into a streamlined, efficient process. Doxly's secure cloud-based platform automates workflows for diligence and closing checklists.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: Litera Microsystems
Litera Microsystems is a provider of software for drafting, proofreading, comparing, repairing, cleaning, and securing documents in the legal and life sciences industries worldwide. Litera’s core products empower users to generate, review, and distribute high-quality content quickly and securely. "
target: Doxly, Inc.
Doxly transforms the complex, chaotic process of managing legal transactions into a streamlined, efficient process. Doxly's secure cloud-based platform automates workflows for diligence and closing checklists, provides transaction-specific analytics and reports, and more.
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closed 1/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Questel, acquired doeLegal, LLC.

synopsis: Questel, a world leader in intellectual property and innovation management solutions, has acquired doeLEGAL, an enterprise legal management and eDiscovery legal technology company. doeLEGAL offers cloud-based enterprise legal management, litigation management, and eDsicovery solutions for corporate legal departments and law firms.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Questel
Questel is a worldwide leading provider of intellectual property solutions. Questel offers a comprehensive suite of SaaS for searching, analyzing, and managing invention and IP asset, as well as a unique collection of IP databases. "
target: doeLegal, LLC.
doeLEGAL is an enterprise legal management and eDiscovery legal technology company. doeLEGAL offers cloud-based enterprise legal management, litigation management, and eDsicovery solutions for corporate legal departments and law firms. Their solutions help reduce costs and drive successful outcomes.
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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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closed 6/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Reveal Data Corporation, acquired Mindseye Solutions

synopsis: Reveal Data Corporation, a provider of cloud-based eDiscovery software solutions and services, has acquired Mindseye Solutions, a complimentary software solution. Mindseye delivers an eDiscovery management platform that enables organizations to simultaneously manage all of their legal, regulatory and investigative matters within one application.
buyer: Reveal Data Corporation
Reveal is a provider of cloud-based eDiscovery software solutions and services. Its eDiscovery software platform offers processing, early case assessment, review and AI capabilities, combining an intuitive user interface with a robust Software as a Service platform designed for scale and speed. "
target: Mindseye Solutions
Mindseye Solutions delivers the industry's leading enterprise-class eDiscovery management platform that enables organizations to simultaneously manage all of their legal, regulatory and investigative matters with a single application.
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closed 9/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Consilio, acquired EQD

synopsis: Consilio, a global leader in eDiscovery, document review and legal consulting services, has announced the acquisition of EQD, a Houston-based eDiscovery, document review and litigation support services provider. EQD delivers a wide range of offerings for litigation and internal investigations, as well as government and regulatory requests.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Consilio
Consilio is a global leader in eDiscovery, document review and legal consulting services. Consilio supports multinational law firms and corporations using innovative software, cost-effective managed services and deep legal and regulatory industry expertise. "
target: EQD
EQD provides preservation tools, forensic collections and investigations, electronic discovery, project management, managed document review services and attorney staffing. EQD’s electronic discovery software platform combines the power of advanced legal technology with cloud computing.
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closed 6/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Inventus, LLC, acquired Kooby LLP

synopsis: Inventus Solutions, Inc., a top-tier international legal process outsourcing services provider to Fortune 1000 corporations, global law firms and government agencies, announced it has acquired Kooby LLP, a UK-based software development company focused on providing leading project management solutions for complex eDiscovery matters.
buyer parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
buyer: Inventus, LLC
Inventus is an international discovery management practice focused on helping clients reduce the costs and risks associated with the discovery process through the effective use of leading technology solutions. "
target: Kooby LLP
Kooby is a software provider specializing in the custom development of legal support applications. Founded in 2009 and headquartered in the UK, Kooby has developed a unique project management system called Advanced Management Platform (“AMP”).
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closed 6/9/2014 via Market Wire

Mitratech, Inc., purchased TeamConnect Legal Hold from Kiersted Systems

synopsis: Mitratech announced that it will acquire TeamConnect Legal Hold developed by Kiersted Systems. TeamConnect Legal Hold helps corporate legal departments fulfill the duty to preserve using a defensible methodology to automate the costly, time-consuming and highly sensitive legal hold management component of one's eDiscovery initiative.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Mitratech, Inc.
Mitratech provides the enterprise legal management software that manages legal processes and GRC. Their TeamConnect platform is proven to automate and streamline matter management, e-billing, legal hold and compliance activities, resulting in reduced spend, improved productivity and risk mitigation."
seller: Kiersted Systems
Kiersted Systems' TeamConnect Legal hold helps corporate legal departments fulfill the duty to preserve using a defensible methodology to automate the costly, time-consuming and highly sensitive legal hold management component of one's eDiscovery initiative.
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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 7/2/2012 via BusinessWire

Xerox Litigation Services, acquired Lateral Data

synopsis: Xerox announced the acquisition of Lateral Data, a leading e-discovery technology provider, for $30 million. Lateral Data’s flagship software, Viewpoint™, brings simplicity and affordability to e-discovery by enabling corporate legal departments and law firms to manage the entire e-discovery lifecycle using a single, in-house solution.
buyer parent: Xerox Corporation
buyer: Xerox Litigation Services
Xerox Litigation Services, the e-discovery division of Xerox Corporation, delivers technology-driven services, software and consulting expertise to help leading corporations and law firms worldwide manage end-to-end e-discovery – while reducing cost and risk throughout the process. "
target: Lateral Data
Lateral Data’s Viewpoint software is an all-inclusive E-Discovery platform that covers the core components of the Electronic Discovery Reference Model. Viewpoint delivers complete functionality, streamlined workflow, robust features and analytics to all users throughout the project.
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closed 10/12/2011 via BusinessWire

ASG Software Solutions, acquired RiverGlass Inc

synopsis: ASG Software Solutions, a leader in IT infrastructure, content management and cloud computing software solutions for global enterprises, has acquired RiverGlass, a leading provider of eDiscovery, advanced information collection, data management and analysis solutions.
buyer: ASG Software Solutions
ASG Software Solutions (ASG) is a global software solutions provider that helps more than 85 percent of the world's largest companies drive business success by managing complex IT operations across distributed, mainframe, and cloud environments. "
target: RiverGlass Inc
RiverGlass, Inc. is a leading provider of advanced information collection and analysis solutions. RiverGlass provides solutions to government agencies and commands in defense, intelligence and law enforcement as well as eDiscovery and risk management applications to major corporations.
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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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announced 2/5/2021 via PR Newswire

Dye & Durham Corporation, will acquire GlobalX Pty Ltd

synopsis: Dye & Durham, a leading provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions designed to improve efficiency and increase productivity for legal and business professionals, is to acquire GlobalX, a leading Australian technology business that develops integrated and innovative software solutions and services used by thousands of law firms.
buyer: Dye & Durham Corporation (TSX:DND:$234.31)
Dye & Durham is a Canadian provider of cloud-based software and technology solutions designed to improve efficiency and increase productivity. The company provides critical information services and workflow, which clients use to manage their process, information, and regulatory requirements. "
target: GlobalX Pty Ltd
GlobalX is a leading Australian technology business that develops integrated and innovative software solutions and services used by thousands of law firms.
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closed 12/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

PracticeEvolve, acquired Solicitors Own Software

synopsis: Solicitors Own Software (SOS) has been acquired by PracticeEvolve Group. Since 1987, SOS Legal has delivered practice and case management software and services to progressive law firms. Their customized solutions manage business processes securely and efficiently, freeing legal teams to focus on client services and future growth.
buyer: PracticeEvolve
Based in Australia, PracticeEvolve develops premier software for mid-tier and top-tier law firms, internationally. PracticeEvolve is comprised of a dedicated team of industry experts, who have decades of experience in the design and development of innovative software solutions. "
target: Solicitors Own Software
Solicitors Own Software (SOS) delivers practice and case management software and services to progressive law firms. Their customized solutions manage business processes securely and efficiently, freeing legal teams to focus on client services and future growth.
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announced 6/22/2020 via BusinessWire

Access Group, will acquire Eclipse Legal Systems

synopsis: Access, a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market, is acquiring Eclipse Legal Systems from Capita plc. Eclipse is the leading provider of Case Management, Practice Management, Matter Management and Process Management Software.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Access Group
Access is a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market. Their portfolio of solutions includes ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, recruitment, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation, manufacturing, and more. "
target parent: Capita PLC
target: Eclipse Legal Systems
Eclipse is the leading provider of Case Management, Practice Management, Matter Management and Process Management Software. Their Proclaim system is in use by over 25,000 professionals in a vast range of sectors, and is the only solution of its type to be Endorsed by the Law Society.
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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 6/28/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, acquired Level Programs S.L.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, a leading global provider of information, business intelligence, and regulatory and legal workflow solutions, has acquired Level Programs S.L., a provider of legal practice management software in Spain. Level Programs will become part of Legal & Regulatory’s Legal Software business in Europe.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence, and regulatory and legal workflow solutions for legal, corporate, and compliance professionals across several industries. "
target: Level Programs S.L.
Level Programs is a provider of legal practice management software in Spain. Its main product, LEVEL Kmaleon, is a software platform that covers file management, contact management, documentary control, time and cost control, and billing and accounting.
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closed 9/28/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Transom Capital Group, purchased U.S. Legal Education Business from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. announced that it has sold its U.S. legal education business to Transom Capital Group, an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market. The U.S. legal education business mainly produces textbooks and innovative digital educational solutions for law students.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The acquisition includes the U.S. legal education business of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory. The U.S. legal education business mainly produces textbooks and innovative digital educational solutions for law students.
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$88
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closed 1/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, acquired CGE Risk Management Solutions B.V.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has acquired Netherlands-based CGE Risk Management Solutions B.V., a leading provider of risk management software, including the industry-standard BowTieXP solution. The acquisition will extend Wolters Kluwer’s presence in the growing operational risk management software market.
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 information solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. "
target: CGE Risk Management Solutions B.V.
Netherlands-based CGE Risk Management Solutions is a provider of risk management software. GCE's BowTieXP solution is a barrier-based risk management solution for visual and qualitative risk assessment for analyzing and communicating how high-risk scenarios around specific hazards develop.
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closed 1/15/2020 via GlobeNewswire

NCOI Group, purchased Belgian Training Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announced that it has completed the divestment of its Belgian training assets to NCOI Group, the largest privately owned company in the Dutch education and training market.
buyer: NCOI Group
NCOI Education Group offers a complete range of Master programs specifically aimed at workers. In addition NCOI offers a wide range of short skill-oriented training. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The acquisition includes the Belgian training assets of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert information solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance.
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announced 10/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, will acquire eVision Industry Software

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announced that it has acquired eVision Industry Software BV, a global provider of industrial operational risk management software. eVision offers innovative solutions that improve the way the oil, gas and petrochemical industries operate on a global scale.
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 information solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. "
target: eVision Industry Software
eVision Industry Software is a global leader in industrial operational risk management (IORM) software and offers innovative solutions that improve the way the oil, gas and petrochemical industries operate on a global scale.
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announced 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Karnov Group AB, will purchase Swedish Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has agreed to sell certain Swedish publishing and trade services assets to Karnov Group. The Swedish assets to be sold include legal and regulatory information, in print and digital formats, as well as printing and distribution services.
buyer parent: Rothschild
buyer: Karnov Group AB (OM:KAR:$95.06)
The Karnov Group serves leading legal, tax and accounting professionals in Sweden and Denmark with online research solutions, continued legal education, and decision support tools for improved client advisory, and continuously invests in new technology. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The Swedish assets to be sold include legal and regulatory information, in print and digital formats, as well as printing and distribution services. Wolters Kluwer N.V. is a global leader in information services and solutions.
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$80
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announced 7/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Peninsula Business Services Group, will purchase Certain UK Publishing Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announces that it has reached agreement on the divestment of certain UK information and publishing assets to the Peninsula Business Services Group. The assets include information services for HR, health & safety, and compliance professionals and online and print publications for accountants and tax consultants.
buyer: Peninsula Business Services Group
The Peninsula Business Services Group is a leading U.K. provider of employment law, HR, health & safety and tax consultancy services. Since 1983 Peninsula has been providing professional services to small businesses across the UK. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer. Some of their UK Publishing Assets include information services for HR, health & safety, and compliance professionals and online and print publications for accountants and tax consultants.
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$15
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closed 7/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, acquired Enablon

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announces that it has completed the acquisition of compliance software provider Enablon. Enablon is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety and sustainability and operational risk management software and SaaS solutions, serving major corporations worldwide across a range of industries.
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 information solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. "
target: Enablon
Enablon is the world’s leading provider of Sustainability, EH&S and Operational Risk Management Software. More than 1,000 global companies and 1 million users rely on Enablon solutions to manage their environmental and social performance, minimize risks and improve profitability.
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$279
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$50
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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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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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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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Adfo Groep, will acquire Binnenlands Bestuur

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has reached agreements to sell several of its publishing assets and related activities in the Netherlands including Binnenlands Bestuur to Adfo Groep. Binnenlands Bestuurisis is a magazine that focuses on governance, organizational, financial, space, environment and social issues within the government.
buyer parent: Sijthoff Media Groep BV
buyer: Adfo Groep
Adfo Groep is market leader in the field of marketing and communication expenses and includes cross-media titles such as: Adformatie, Communication, Creation, Marketing Online, Molblog and the biggest marketing event of the Benelux: MARCOM. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Binnenlands Bestuur
Binnenlands Bestuurisis is a magazine that focuses on news and background information about governance, organizational, financial, space, environment and social issues within the government.
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announced 10/14/2013 via Company Press Release

B+B Vakmedianet B.V., will acquire Assurantie Magazine

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has reached agreements to sell several of its publishing assets and related activities in the Netherlands including Assurantie Magazine to B+B Vakmedianet, a Dutch publisher of business-to-business titles. Assurantie Magazine is known as a current, independent journal in the field of insurance.
buyer: B+B Vakmedianet B.V.
B+B Vakmedianet B.V. publishes magazines and newsletter for professional communities based in Bussum, the Netherlands. Vakmedianet is a rapidly growing publishing company. Professionals find each other in their business-to-business communities with high-quality professional information. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Assurantie Magazine
Assurantie Magazine is known as a current, independent journal in the field of insurance. AM is the platform for professionals working in financial services that provides the background to the news in the form of reports, interviews, analyzes, facts, opinions and visions.
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closed 10/3/2008 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe, acquired Addison Software and Service GmbH

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe announced it has completed the acquisition of Addison Software and Service GmbH. Addison Software is a leading provider of software solutions for the German tax market and will become part of Wolters Kluwer Germany.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe
Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory activities in Europe focus on the growth potential of six customer segments: legal; fiscal/financial; human resources; public & government administration; health, safety & environment (HSE); transport. "
target parent: HgCapital
target: Addison Software and Service GmbH
Addison Software & Service GmbH provides accounting and business software and services to accountants, and small and medium enterprises. It develops, licenses, and manages standard and sector specific software for bookkeeping, accounts production, tax, cost accounting, and payroll administration.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$68
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EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/12/2007 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe, acquired International Centre for Financial and Economic Development

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company, has completed the purchase of a majority participation of 55% of the shares in the International Centre for Financial and Economic Development (ICFED), a leading Moscow-based professional publisher specializing in information services.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe
Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory activities in Europe focus on the growth potential of six customer segments: legal; fiscal/financial; human resources; public & government administration; health, safety & environment (HSE); transport. "
target: International Centre for Financial and Economic Development
International Centre for Financial and Economic Development (ICFED, known in the Russian language as MCFR) holds leading positions in journals, loose-leafs, books, and education and training for human resources, tax, accounting, legal, and public administration professionals throughout Russia.
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closed 12/13/2006 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe, acquired Schulinck BV

synopsis: The acquisition will enhance and broaden the position of Kluwer Nederland, part of Wolters Kluwer, on the governmental market. Schulinck is a specialized content driven company providing Dutch Municipalities with information about the 'Work and Welfare Act', the 'Services for the Disabled Act' and the 'Societal Support Act'.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe
Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory activities in Europe focus on the growth potential of six customer segments: legal; fiscal/financial; human resources; public & government administration; health, safety & environment (HSE); transport. "
target: Schulinck BV
Schulinck BV is a highly specialized knowledge-based company providing its customers, mainly Dutch municipalities, with a Web-based information portal containing highly qualified information on Dutch social security legislation.
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closed 5/8/2006 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe, acquired Carl Heymanns Verlag KG

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe, a leading publisher and information services provider, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Carl Heymanns Verlag KG (Cologne), following approval from the German Cartel Office. Carl Heymanns Verlag is one of Germany's leading academic and legal publishers.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe
Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory activities in Europe focus on the growth potential of six customer segments: legal; fiscal/financial; human resources; public & government administration; health, safety & environment (HSE); transport. "
target: Carl Heymanns Verlag KG
One of Germany’s leading academic and legal publishers with its highly recognized brands and excellent portfolio of best-selling products in economic and public law as well as commercial litigation protection.
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closed 5/25/2005 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe, acquired De Agostini Professionale

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe today announced the completion of the acquisition of De Agostini Professionale and Utet Professionale in Italy. De Agostini Professionale and Utet Professionale, with total revenues of approximately €70 million, will further strengthen Wolters Kluwer's position in the Italian information market.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe
Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory activities in Europe focus on the growth potential of six customer segments: legal; fiscal/financial; human resources; public & government administration; health, safety & environment (HSE); transport. "
target: De Agostini Professionale
The De Agostini Group is best known as the undisputed world leader of partwork publishing with more than 40% of the world market. The Group, with some 2,500 employees, has offices in 26 countries, and is publishing in 15 languages. The Group's intellectual properties range widely from illustrated p
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closed 2/25/2011 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired Legal Publishing Group

synopsis: Thomson Reuters, the leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has announced that it has acquired Legal Publishing Group operations in Argentina and Chile from Palmfund Management. Legal Publishing Group publishes legal, tax and accounting information.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target parent: Palmfund Management, LLC
target: Legal Publishing Group
Legal Publishing Group develops and publishes high-quality content in legal, regulatory, tax, labor and foreign trade matters. The business serves the needs of more than 90 universities, and offers solutions to accounting professionals and more than 200 governmental departments.
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closed 11/10/2022 via GlobeNewswire

OTC Markets Group, acquired EDGAR Online Inc.

synopsis: OTC Markets Group Inc., operator of regulated markets for 12,000 U.S. and international securities, announced it has completed the acquisition of EDGAR Online, a premium supplier of real-time SEC regulatory data and financial analytics, from Donnelley Financial, LLC.
buyer: OTC Markets Group (OTCPK:OTCM:$90.64)
OTC Markets Group Inc. operates regulated markets for trading 12,000 U.S. and international securities. Their data-driven disclosure standards form the foundation of their three public markets: OTCQX® Best Market, OTCQB® Venture Market and Pink® Open Market. "
target parent: Donnelley Financial Solutions
target: EDGAR Online Inc.
EDGAR Online is a premium supplier of real-time SEC regulatory data and financial analytics. They provide disclosure documents in multiple formats, company financials, structured data sets and mission-critical insights directly to exchanges, brokerage firms, data distributors and financial portals.
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closed 4/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Vigeo Eiris

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Vigeo Eiris, an independent international provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and services for investors and public & private organizations. Vigeo Eiris is based in France, with operations all over the world.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$6,218.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Vigeo Eiris
Vigeo Eiris is an independent international provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and services for investors and public & private organizations. Vigeo Eiris is based in France, with operations all over the world.
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announced 3/13/2018 via BusinessWire

Duff & Phelps Corp., will acquire Kroll Inc.

synopsis: Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that enables clients to protect, restore and maximize value, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kroll, the global leader in complex investigations, security and cyber solutions, from Corporate Risk Holdings.
buyer: Duff & Phelps Corp. (DUF:$484.70)
Duff & Phelps is a global financial advisory and investment banking firm that provides expertise in the areas of valuation, transactions, financial restructuring, alternative assets, disputes and taxation, with more than 1,000 employees serving clients from offices in North America, Europe and Asia."
target parent: Corporate Risk Holdings, LLC
target: Kroll Inc.
Kroll is the leading global provider of risk solutions, helping clients make confident risk management decisions about people, assets, operations, and security through investigations, cyber security, due diligence and compliance, physical and operational security, and data management services.
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announced 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Karnov Group AB, will purchase Swedish Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has agreed to sell certain Swedish publishing and trade services assets to Karnov Group. The Swedish assets to be sold include legal and regulatory information, in print and digital formats, as well as printing and distribution services.
buyer parent: Rothschild
buyer: Karnov Group AB (OM:KAR:$95.06)
The Karnov Group serves leading legal, tax and accounting professionals in Sweden and Denmark with online research solutions, continued legal education, and decision support tools for improved client advisory, and continuously invests in new technology. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The Swedish assets to be sold include legal and regulatory information, in print and digital formats, as well as printing and distribution services. Wolters Kluwer N.V. is a global leader in information services and solutions.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/16/2013 via Wall Street Journal

Wilmington Group plc, acquired Compliance Week LLC

synopsis: Wilmington Group plc, the provider of Information, Compliance and Education to professional markets announces the acquisition of the trading assets and certain liabilities of Compliance Week, the leading provider of governance , risk and compliance information and events for public companies and large enterprises primarily in the US.
buyer: Wilmington Group plc (LSE:WIL:$162.62)
Wilmington Group plc is a dynamic and expanding company providing information and training to professional business markets. Their businesses enable professionals and their organizations to perform better by providing quality, relevant and reliable information, education and knowledge. "
target parent: Haymarket Group Limited
target: Compliance Week LLC
Compliance Week is an information service on corporate governance, risk and compliance that features weekly electronic newsletters, a monthly print magazine, proprietary databases, industry-leading events, and a variety of interactive features and forums.
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announced 5/22/2012 via Market Wire

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company, will acquire EDGAR Online Inc.

synopsis: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company and EDGAR Online jointly announced that they have signed a definitive agreement pursuant to which RR Donnelley will acquire EDGAR Online, a leading provider of disclosure management services, financial data and enterprise risk analytics software and solutions for both corporate and investment professionals.
buyer: R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD:$6,413.40)
RR Donnelley is a global provider of integrated communications. The company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. "
target: EDGAR Online Inc.
EDGAR Online provides financial data, analytics and disclosure management solutions to help corporations and institutional investors facilitate compliance and management of regulatory disclosure filings.
price ($mm)[EV]
$73 [$71]
rev ($mm)
$31
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

Experian plc, acquired Court Ventures Inc.

synopsis: Experian, the global information services company, announces that it has acquired substantially all the assets of Court Ventures Inc., an aggregator of electronically available public records data in the United States.
buyer: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$6,288.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: Court Ventures Inc.
Founded in 2001, Court Ventures sources, aggregates, repackages and distributes public record data, obtained from over 1,400 state and county sources.
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closed 11/16/2010 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer NV, acquired LexisNexis Deutschland GmbH

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Germany Holding GmbH announced that the company will acquire LexisNexis Deutschland GmbH. Through this acquisition, the online legal services part of the portfolio of Wolters Kluwer Germany will be expanded by the range of services and the technological expertise of the online databases of LexisNexis Deutschland.
buyer: Wolters Kluwer NV (ENXTAM:WKL:$4,771.00)
Wolters Kluwer is an information services company with core markets spread across health, corporate services, finance, tax, accounting, law, regulation, and education sectors. Wolters Kluwer has operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: LexisNexis Deutschland GmbH
LexisNexis Deutschland is a leading information and knowledge management provider with strong online legal services in the law and business segment in Germany.
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closed 8/3/2010 via

Altegrity, acquired Kroll Inc.

synopsis: Altegrity, Inc., an industry-leading provider of information solutions to its clients around the world in the areas of screening, risk analysis, and security solutions, and Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., the global professional services firm, announced the completion of the acquisition of Kroll Inc. by Altegrity.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Altegrity
Altegrity is the largest commercial provider of background investigations for the government; a global commercial employment background and drug screening supplier to more than 25 percent of the Fortune 500; one of the principal providers of data services to the insurance industry. "
target parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
target: Kroll Inc.
Kroll is the world’s foremost independent risk consulting company. For more than 30 years, Kroll has helped companies, government agencies and individuals reduce their exposure to risk and capitalize on business opportunities.
price ($mm)
$1,130
rev ($mm)
$667
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/9/2009 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired Indlaw Communications Pte, Ltd.

synopsis: 2i Capital (India) Private Limited, a private equity firm, has sold Indlaw Communications Private Limited, an India-based legal information company, to Thomson Reuters Corporation, a US-based provider of integrated information-based solutions.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$6,348.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. Powered by the world's most trusted news organization, Thomson Reuters combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target parent: 2i Capital
target: Indlaw Communications Pte, Ltd.
Indlaw is a business-to-business Internet provider of research modules relating to Indian legal, tax, business and regulatory issues. Indlaw is part of the Indianlawonline project which was launched as a collaborative exercise between professionals and academicians based in U.K. and in India.
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closed 6/9/2005 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Europe, acquired EON Programming SA

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal, Tax & Regulatory Europe, a division of Wolters Kluwer, announced today that it has acquired EON, one of the leading legal electronic publishers in Romania (Bucharest).
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Europe
All of the business units under Europe offer a broad range of customer-specific sources of information, software and services. At the same time they are at the leading edge of new media development setting trends in the knowledge industry. Our customers Legal, accounting, finance and human resource "
target: EON Programming SA
EON Programming SA, with approximately 30 employees, is the innovative Romanian legal electronic publisher for professionals in corporations and governments, who are in need of legal information, such as lawyers, economists, HR specialists, and public officials.
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closed 1/6/2005 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired Rachel Hollingsworth Court Reporting, Inc.

synopsis: LexisNexis U.S., a leading provider of legal, news and business information services, said today it has acquired key assets of Rachel Hollingsworth Court Reporting, Inc., a privately owned civil public records provider based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. LexisNexis is a member of Reed Elsevier Group plc.
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: Rachel Hollingsworth Court Reporting, Inc.
Founded in 1983, Hollingsworth acquired 20 million historical records through a system of court runners and automated processes. Hollingsworth provided data to credit bureaus and other risk management companies.
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closed 6/22/2004 via PR Newswire

Choicepoint, Inc., acquired Investigation Technologies, LLC

synopsis: ChoicePoint CPS, the leading provider of identification and verification services, has acquired Investigation Technologies, LLC, which operates Rapsheets Criminal Records, a provider of online criminal records searches.
buyer: Choicepoint, Inc. (CPS:$0.00)
ChoicePoint helps businesses, government agencies and nonprofit organizations make better decisions through information and technology solutions. "
target: Investigation Technologies, LLC
Investigation Technologies, LLC, operates Rapsheets Criminal Records. Rapsheets Criminal Records has become the most comprehensive site on the Internet in delivering instant results of criminal records searches. In 1997, the company began compiling databases of public records from state criminal ju
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closed 7/8/2004 via BusinessWire

Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc., acquired Kroll Inc.

synopsis: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) announced today that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of Kroll Inc., the world's leading risk mitigation services firm.
buyer: Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc. (MMC:$15,021.00)
MMC is a global professional services firm with annual revenues exceeding $11 billion. Our companies are active in the following sectors: RISK AND INSURANCE SERVICES In 2003, revenues from MMC's risk and insurance services businesses totaled $6.9 billion. MARSH INC. is the world leader in deliverin "
target: Kroll Inc.
Kroll is the world’s foremost independent risk consulting company. For more than 30 years, Kroll has helped companies, government agencies and individuals reduce their exposure to risk and capitalize on business opportunities.
price ($mm)
$1,930
rev ($mm)
$547
EBITDA ($mm)
$115
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
16.7x
closed 3/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Enduring Ventures, acquired UpCounsel

synopsis: UpCounsel, an online marketplace for businesses to find and hire legal help, has been acquired by Enduring Ventures. UpCounsel connects companies of all sizes with the right attorneys for their needs, quickly, easily, and cost-effectively.
buyer: Enduring Ventures
Enduring Ventures buys beautiful businesses and holds them forever. They are a holding company in the model of Berkshire Hathaway, working to build a more sustainable economy where wealth and economic growth is broadly shared. They recruit, train and coach amazing and non-traditional CEOs. "
target: UpCounsel
UpCounsel was launched in 2012 with the vision of allowing businesses to move and grow faster by revolutionizing the way legal work gets done. UpCounsel connects companies of all sizes with the right attorneys for their needs, quickly, easily, and cost-effectively.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Observer Media Group, Inc., acquired The Financial News & Daily Record

synopsis: The Financial News and Daily Record has been sold to Observer Media Group Inc., based in Sarasota. The Financial News & Daily Record is the daily source of local government, business and legal news in Jacksonville, FL, serving the business and legal community since 1912.
buyer: Observer Media Group, Inc.
Formed in 1995 with the acquisition of the Longboat Observer, Observer Media Group Inc. has grown into a family-owned and operated multimedia company with 10 newspapers, six websites, two quarterly lifestyle magazines and more than 100 employees serving multiple communities around Florida. "
target parent: Bailey Publishing & Communications, Inc.
target: The Financial News & Daily Record
The Financial News & Daily Record is the daily source of local government, business and legal news. The Daily Record has been serving the business and legal community since 1912, delivering the news on Jacksonville's emergence as a metropolitan area not found anywhere else.
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closed 7/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

Learning Technologies Group, acquired Eukleia Training

synopsis: Eukleia Training Limited, a leading provider of Governance, Risk and Compliance (“GRC”) e-learning and classroom training, has been acquired by Learning Technologies Group PLC (“LTG”). Eukleia helps the world’s leading financial institutions deliver their GRC training programs.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG) provides a comprehensive and integrated range of e-learning services and technologies to corporate and government clients. LTG is well placed to establish a substantial global organization of specialist digital learning businesses all around the world. "
target: Eukleia Training
Founded in 2005, Eukleia offers a broad range of bespoke and off-the-shelf e-learning courses, instructor-led training, and learning management system solutions which help the world’s leading financial institutions deliver their GRC training programs.
price ($mm)
$9.94
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closed 10/10/2012 via Company Press Release

Thomson Reuters Accelus, purchased E-learning Business from Knowledge Platform

synopsis: Thomson Reuters Accelus announced that it has acquired the governance, risk and compliance e-learning business of Knowledge Platform, a leading provider of compliance assessment and regulatory implementation learning programs within financial services and other highly-regulated industries in Asia and the Middle East.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Reuters Accelus
Thomson Reuters Accelus provides technologies and solutions that enable firms to manage business risk and drive business value. It is a comprehensive suite of solutions built to address the GRC challenges of legal, compliance, audit, and risk management professionals. "
seller: Knowledge Platform
Knowledge Platform is one of Asia-Pacific’s leading instructional design, e-learning content development and learning technology solutions companies. Established in early 2000, Knowledge Platform has offices in Singapore, Tokyo, Delhi and Islamabad.
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closed 9/30/2011 via BusinessWire

Bloomberg L.P., acquired BNA, Inc.

synopsis: Bloomberg has completed its acquisition of The Bureau of National Affairs, Inc (BNA) which is now a stand-alone wholly-owned subsidiary of Bloomberg. BNA is the largest independent publisher of news, analysis, and reference products for professionals.
buyer: Bloomberg L.P.
Bloomberg, a leader in global business and financial information and news, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. "
target: BNA, Inc.
BNA, Inc. is the largest independent publisher of news, analysis, and reference products for professionals. Delivering specialized information to business, legal, and government professionals at every level of expertise, BNA produces more than 300 news and information services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$992 [$963]
rev ($mm)
$330
EBITDA ($mm)
$66
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
14.5x

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Karnov Group AB
Karnov Group AB
The Karnov Group serves leading legal, tax and accounting professionals in Sweden and Denmark with online research solutions, continued legal education, and decision support tools for improved client advisory, and continuously invests in new technology.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$95.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$34.39
EBIT ($mm)
$16.15
Net Income ($mm)
$12.09
Employees
280
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:VRSK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics, Inc.
Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, natural resources, and financial services. Using advanced technologies to collect and analyze billions of records, Verisk Analytics provides first-to-market innovations that are integrated into customer workflows.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,998.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,383.40
EBIT ($mm)
$1,137.30
Net Income ($mm)
$666.20
Employees
9367
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Ticker: LSE:EXPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Experian plc
Experian plc
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making.
year
2023
rev ($mm)
$6,288.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,230.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,572.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: TRU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TransUnion LLC
TransUnion LLC
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$3,009.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,116.90
EBIT ($mm)
$733.80
Net Income ($mm)
$471.40
Employees
8200
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Ticker: BIT:TECN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A
Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A., through its subsidiaries, provides IT and credit information solutions in Italy. The company offers IT solutions and services for the dematerialization and digitalization of document processes through document management, electronic storage, and electronic invoicing.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$414.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$104.51
EBIT ($mm)
$67.39
Net Income ($mm)
$42.30
Employees
2393
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Ticker: PCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pendrell Corporation
Pendrell Corporation
Pendrell Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Pendrell Technologies, Inc., provides innovative intellectual property solutions for leading companies worldwide.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.08)
EBIT ($mm)
($16.19)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
35
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Ticker: BIT:CERV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cerved Group SpA
Cerved Group SpA
Cerved is a leading Information Provider in Italy and one of the major rating agencies in Europe. Cerved is the Italian leader in credit risk analysis and the top independent market player for credit management.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$477.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$201.85
EBIT ($mm)
$143.63
Net Income ($mm)
$69.91
Employees
1992
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Ticker: NYSE:EFX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equifax, Inc.
Equifax, Inc.
Equifax is a global leader in consumer, commercial and workforce information solutions that provide businesses of all sizes and consumers with insight and information they can trust. Equifax organizes and assimilates data on more than 600 million consumers and 81 million businesses worldwide.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$5,156.10
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,661.50
EBIT ($mm)
$1,127.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BOVESPA:BOAS3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boa Vista SCPC
Boa Vista SCPC
Boa Vista SCPC is the second largest credit bureau in Brazil. Boa Vista SCPC serves over 1.2 million direct and indirect customers and processes over 7 million credit inquiries per day. They provide instant and reliable support to companies in all stages of the business cycle.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$114.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$47.01
EBIT ($mm)
$20.18
Net Income ($mm)
$3.13
Employees
700
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Ticker: BSE:532835
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ICRA Limited
ICRA Limited operates as a credit rating agency in India. The company provides consulting services, including strategy, risk management, regulatory economics, transaction advisory, and process re-engineering services to banks and more.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$50.82
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.92
EBIT ($mm)
$13.75
Net Income ($mm)
$11.40
Employees
62
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Clarivate plc
Clarivate plc
Clarivate is a global leader in providing solutions to accelerate the lifecycle of innovation. Clarivate helps customers discover, protect and commercialize their inventions using its trusted subscription and technology-based solutions coupled with deep domain expertise.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,876.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$599.91
EBIT ($mm)
$62.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11224
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Ticker: NasdaqGM:COGT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cogint, Inc.
Cogint, Inc.
Cogint is a data and analytics company providing cloud-based, mission-critical information and performance marketing solutions to enterprises in a variety of industries. They transform data into intelligence utilizing their proprietary technology platforms to solve complex problems for clients.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$210.16
EBITDA ($mm)
($14.55)
EBIT ($mm)
($28.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
200
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Ticker: MCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moody's Corporation
Moody's Corporation
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$6,218.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,213.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,956.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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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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