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closed 5/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Jonathan Kim and Hyounghoon Han, acquired Bigstar Global

synopsis: RNTS Media N.V. announces the divestment of its subsidiary BIGSTAR Global Ltd. ("BSG"), a Seoul, Korea-based developer of digital educational content for children, to a group of private investors led by Korean-American entrepreneur Jonathan Kim and BSG's CEO Hyounghoon Han.
buyer: Jonathan Kim and Hyounghoon Han
Jonathan Kim is a Korean-American entrepreneur and Hyounghoon Han is Bigstar Global's CEO. "
target parent: RNTS Media
target: Bigstar Global
Bigstar Global has been one of the leading educational content developers and providers for young children. Their main focus is developing and publishing engaging digital content across multiple platforms including smart phones, tablets, and smart TVs.
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$1.50
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$7
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$1
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closed 6/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, acquired TinyTap

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a mobile game developer in Hong Kong, has acquired an 80.45% stake in TinyTap Limited, an educational games platform based in Israel. TinyTap allows families, teachers and students to learn from each other by creating their own learning apps. Their platform offers over 200,000 activities and courses created by teachers worldwide.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: TinyTap
TinyTap is an educational games and interactive lessons platform based in Israel. TinyTap allows families, teachers and students to learn from each other by creating their own learning apps. Their platform offers over 200,000 activities and courses created by teachers worldwide.
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closed 3/16/2022 via BusinessWire

Tilting Point, acquired Budge

synopsis: Tilting Point, a leading free-to-play games publisher, has acquired Canada-based Budge Studios, one of the world’s biggest mobile developers within the children’s entertainment and education category. Budge Studios’ app portfolio includes titles featuring many leading brands like Barbie, Paw Patrol, Transformers, and Hello Kitty, among others.
buyer: Tilting Point
Tilting Point is a leading free-to-play publisher that powers up live games using deep marketing and product expertise, cutting-edge technology and a user acquisition war chest. Its most successful games include SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off, Star Trek Timelines, and Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest. "
target: Budge
Canada-based Budge Studios entertains and educates children around the world through innovation, creativity and fun. Its high-quality app portfolio consists of original and branded properties, including Barbie, Transformers, Hot Wheels, My Little Pony Strawberry Shortcake, Hello Kitty and many more.
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closed 2/9/2022 via BusinessWire

Sandbox & Co., acquired PlayKids

synopsis: Sandbox & Co, a London-based millennial education company, has acquired PlayKids from Movile, a technology investor in Latin America. PlayKids is a digital education platform in Brazil. Their app features cartoons, books, educational games, and interactive activities for children aged 2-6. They also offer a children's book-subscription service.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox is a London-based millennial education company with engaging online products and services that make learning fun. Sandbox brands embrace technological advancements, focus on globally relevant core subjects that center on families’ interests, and help develop 21st century skills. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: PlayKids
PlayKids is a leading digital education platform in Brazil. PlayKids provides a mobile app that features cartoons, books, educational games, and interactive activities for children aged 2-6. They also offer a children's book-subscription service through their Leiturinha brand.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BusinessWire

Sandbox & Co., acquired Fingerprint, Inc.

synopsis: UK-based Sandbox & Co., a strategic operator of millennial learning and entertainment companies, has acquired Fingerprint, a global provider of digital content for kids and families, to form Sandbox Kids. The new company will deliver on-demand, multimedia, multi-platform, digital subscription services for children and families around the world.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
UK-based Sandbox is an education company with engaging online products and services that make learning fun. At the intersection of the digital, learning, and media industries, Sandbox embraces technological advancements and focus on globally relevant core subjects that centre on 21st century skills."
target: Fingerprint, Inc.
Fingerprint is a leading global provider of digital content for kids and families. Fingerprint licenses its on-demand, multimedia, multiplatform super app Kidomi to OEMs, mobile carriers, Pay TV companies and retailers worldwide to help them better connect with families in a safe and meaningful way.
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closed 10/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Paper Boat Apps

synopsis: Nazara Technologies, a leading mobile games publisher in India, has acquired a 51% stake in Paper Boat Apps, a Mumbai-based indie studio that creates fun edutainment apps for children. Paper Boat Apps' flagship product, Kiddopia, is a subscription-based app that provides creative activities for math, language skills, social skills and more.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (BSE:543280:$69.18)
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: Paper Boat Apps
Paper Boat Apps is a Mumbai-based indie studio that creates fun edutainment apps for children. Paper Boat Apps' flagship product, Kiddopia, is an award-winning subscription-based app that provides a wide array of creative and stimulating activities for math, language skills, social skills and more.
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$12*
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closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Scholastic Inc., acquired Ooka Island

synopsis: Ooka Island, a game based reading program, announced that is has been acquired by Scholastic. Ooka Island has 80 hours of educational games and 85 eBooks wrapped in a 24-level adventure that teaches mastery of the five foundational skills to enable children to read confidently.
buyer: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,679.40)
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. "
target: Ooka Island
Ooka Island is an adaptive, game-based learn to read program that develops strong early reading skills through 24 levels of educational activities and 85 ebooks. They've combined research and scientifically-proven concepts to teach the five foundational skills needed to become a confident reader.
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closed 8/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Khan Academy, acquired Duck Duck Moose

synopsis: Duck Duck Moose, a US-based edtech company backed by Stanford University, has been acquired by education non-profit organisation Khan Academy. Founded in 2008, Duck Duck Moose has created a suite of 21 educational mobile apps aimed primarily at young children aged two to seven.
buyer: Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a 501(c)3 non‐profit with a mission of providing a free world‐class education for anyone, anywhere. Their free online educational resources include practice problems, instructional lessons, and learning tools to support personalized education for users of all ages. "
target: Duck Duck Moose
Duck Duck Moose is an award-winning creator of educational children's mobile applications for iOS and Android. It was founded in 2008 by three parents who share a passion for children, music, education, design and play.
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closed 7/27/2016 via Company Press Release

Unique Heritage Media, acquired Pili Pop Labs

synopsis: Unique Heritage Media announced the acquisition of Pili Pop Labs, a leader in language learning for children on mobile devices. The French start-up Pili Pop Labs has two language learning applications, Pili Pop English and Pili Pop Español, which use a unique voice recognition engine that analyzes the pronunciation of children to help them improve.
buyer: Unique Heritage Media
Unique Heritage Media (UHM) is a media group dedicated to the youth and to their entourage. Its ambition is to enable young people to grow and play while learning and discovering the world. UHM develops fifteen strong brands in the press, book, or digital sector. "
target: Pili Pop Labs
Pili Pop Labs is a Paris-based company specializing in language learning for children. With two apps, Pili Pop English and Pili Pop Español, available on iPhone and iPad, their goal is to help children learn English and Spanish while having fun.
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closed 1/28/2015 via BusinessWire

Fingerprint, Inc., acquired Cognitive Kid

synopsis: Fingerprint announced that it has acquired Cognitive Kid. Cognitive Kid is the creator of the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning Ansel and Clair children’s educational app series. These apps combine thought provoking educational content with fun, engaging gameplay and interactions that keep children engaged and entertained.
buyer: Fingerprint, Inc.
Fingerprint is a mobile technology company that powers games and curates play-and-learn content to targeted customers around the world through dedicated mobile networks. Industry leaders in mobile technology, edutainment, broadcast and more license it's technology platform and content solution. "
target: Cognitive Kid
Cognitive Kid is the creator of the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning Ansel and Clair children’s educational app series. These apps combine thought provoking educational content with fun, engaging gameplay and interactions that keep children engaged and entertained.
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closed 12/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Kingdom Games, acquired 4Soils

synopsis: Kingdom Games announced it has closed its acquisition of the assets of 4Soils, a Stanford-based Children’s Bible app producer. 4Soils is well-known for its Biblically-centered digital experiences for children. With this acquisition, Kingdom Games strengthens its mission to provide ethical and moral games to upcoming generations of all ages.
buyer: Kingdom Games
Kingdom Games is the industry leader of thoughtful gaming; the most reliable and trusted source in the market place for games that are family appropriate for all ages. Based on Biblical themes, Kingdom Games products are both entertaining and educational. "
target: 4Soils
4Soils brings Biblically centered digital experiences for children on mobile devices like iPad and iPhone. All elements of the stories are carefully and faithfully written to accurately reflect the facts in the Bible and includes interactive games, coloring, and songs.
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closed 5/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

TabTale, acquired Coco Play Limited

synopsis: TabTale has acquired the educational game developer Coco Play, giving the Israeli publisher a crucial foothold in the Chinese market. Cocoplay is a professional kids app developer consisting of passionate people and parents who has many years' experience in mobile game industry, dedicating to develop high quality games and apps for children.
buyer: TabTale
TabTale founders took the multi-disciplinary approach to tablets dynamic and interactive kids' apps using: Psychology, Creative Technology, User experience and a great platform: CreativeCenter. "
target: Coco Play Limited
Cocoplay is a professional kids app developer consisting of passionate people and parents who has many years' experience in mobile game industry, dedicating to develop high quality games and apps for children.
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closed 10/30/2013 via Publishers Weekly

KiwiTech, acquired Ruckus Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: KiwiTech, a Washington, D.C.-based mobile technology company, has acquired a 75% interest in Ruckus Media, an interactive children’s multimedia app, education and retail platform. Its latest release, the Ruckus app delights children with interactive storybooks featuring favorite brands (Hasbro, Crayola, SeaWorld).
buyer: KiwiTech
At KiwiTech, they use their expertise to help clients create outstanding apps. Using their consultative approach, they provide guidance on features and business models that make sense for businesses and their brand, well before a project is underway. "
target: Ruckus Media Group, Inc.
Ruckus Media Group creates interactive applications for mobile devices designed to entertain and educate children. Its latest release, the Ruckus app delights children with interactive storybooks featuring favorite brands (Hasbro, Crayola, SeaWorld).
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closed 3/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

TabTale, acquired Kids Games Club

synopsis: TabTale, a publisher of children’s and family apps, has bought Kids Games Club, maker of apps like “Paint Sparkles”. Kids Games Club develops educational applications for smart phones.
buyer: TabTale
TabTale founders took the multi-disciplinary approach to tablets dynamic and interactive kids' apps using: Psychology, Creative Technology, User experience and a great platform: CreativeCenter. "
target: Kids Games Club
Kids Games Club Ltd. develops educational applications for smart phones, like "Paint Sparkles".
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$4.00
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closed 5/20/2015 via PE Hub

Sandbox & Co., acquired Family Education Network

synopsis: Sandbox & Co., an industry-focused investor committed to building businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors, has acquired Family Education Network (FEN) from Pearson. FEN is an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox is an industry-focused investor committed to building and supporting businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors. Founded in 2014, the partners of Sandbox have a long track-record of acquiring, transforming and scaling businesses and brands internationally. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Family Education Network
Family Education Network is the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. The company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
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closed 4/4/2016 via PR Newswire

VTech Holdings Ltd, acquired LeapFrog

synopsis: VTech Holdings Limited, a global leader in electronic learning products and cordless telephones, announced that the company has completed its acquisition of LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., a leading developer of educational entertainment for children.
buyer: VTech Holdings Ltd (SEHK:303:$1,907.10)
VTech is the global leader in electronic learning products from infancy to preschool and the world's largest manufacturer of cordless phones. VTech has been a pioneer in the electronic learning toy category with innovative products that provide fun and learning to children across the world. "
target: LeapFrog (LF:$222.94)
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in innovative solutions that encourage a child's curiosity and love of learning throughout their early developmental journey. LeapFrog has helped children expand their knowledge and imagination through award-winning products led by the LeapFrog Learning Team.
price ($mm)[EV]
$73 [$40]
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$223
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0.2x
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announced 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., will acquire Launchpad Toys

synopsis: Google is buying the kids app-maker Launchpad Toys. Launchpad Toys develops digital toys and tools that empower kids to create, learn and share their ideas through play. They make a handful of popular mobile apps for children including an augmented reality app called TeleStory and an animation storytelling tool called Toontastic.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Launchpad Toys
Launchpad Toys develops digital toys and tools that empower kids to create, learn and share their ideas through play.
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closed 8/4/2014 via PR Newswire

LeapFrog, acquired KidZui

synopsis: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., the leader in children's educational entertainment, announced that it has acquired KidZui, the leading kid-friendly internet browser. Created in 2006, the KidZui technology offers a kid-safe web experience and currently powers LeapSearch on all LeapFrog Wi-Fi enabled children's tablets.
buyer: LeapFrog (LF:$222.94)
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in educational entertainment for children. For nearly 20 years, LeapFrog has created award-winning learning solutions that combine educational expertise, innovative technology and a child's love for fun. "
target parent: Saban Capital Group
target: KidZui
KidZui is the leading kid-friendly internet browser. Created in 2006, the KidZui technology offers a kid-safe web experience. Once downloaded, KidZui provides kids access to millions of pre-loaded kid-friendly websites, YouTube videos, online games, and pictures.
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announced 7/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Team17 Digital Ltd, will acquire Touch Press Inc.

synopsis: Team17 Group plc entered into an agreement to acquire Touch Press Inc. Touch Press integrates the award-winning portfolios of three leading app developers (Amplify Games, StoryToys, and Touchpress) to form a digital education and publishing powerhouse for the Touch Generation.
buyer: Team17 Digital Ltd (AIM:TM17:$115.28)
Headquartered in the UK, Team17 is an independent developer and games label for premium games. The company collaborates with fellow developers around the globe, sharing its expertise from creation to launch across PC, console, and mobile devices. "
target: Touch Press Inc.
Touch Press integrates the award-winning portfolios of three leading app developers (Amplify Games, StoryToys, and Touchpress) to form a digital education and publishing powerhouse for the Touch Generation. Touch Press Inc. released My Very Hungry Caterpillar AR (Augmented Reality) in 2017.
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announced 2/17/2017 via Market Wire

Adaiah Distribution Inc., will acquire 3D Pioneer Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Adaiah Distribution is to acquire multiple assets from 3D Pioneer Systems Inc. The assets include intellectual property for 3D printer development, a project for the development of a 3D printing platform and marketplace and the first app, of a series of children's apps, called Save Your Planet Kids.
buyer: Adaiah Distribution Inc.
Adaiah Distribution, Inc. is a holding company based out of Madona, Latvia. The company was founded in 2013. "
target: 3D Pioneer Systems, Inc.
The assets being acquired from 3D Pioneer Systems Inc. include intellectual property for 3D printer development, a project for the development of a 3D printing platform and marketplace and the first app, of a series of children's apps, called Save Your Planet Kids.
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$2.12
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closed 5/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Jonathan Kim and Hyounghoon Han, acquired Bigstar Global

synopsis: RNTS Media N.V. announces the divestment of its subsidiary BIGSTAR Global Ltd. ("BSG"), a Seoul, Korea-based developer of digital educational content for children, to a group of private investors led by Korean-American entrepreneur Jonathan Kim and BSG's CEO Hyounghoon Han.
buyer: Jonathan Kim and Hyounghoon Han
Jonathan Kim is a Korean-American entrepreneur and Hyounghoon Han is Bigstar Global's CEO. "
target parent: RNTS Media
target: Bigstar Global
Bigstar Global has been one of the leading educational content developers and providers for young children. Their main focus is developing and publishing engaging digital content across multiple platforms including smart phones, tablets, and smart TVs.
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closed 5/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Jonathan Kim and Hyounghoon Han, acquired Bigstar Global

synopsis: RNTS Media N.V. announces the divestment of its subsidiary BIGSTAR Global Ltd. ("BSG"), a Seoul, Korea-based developer of digital educational content for children, to a group of private investors led by Korean-American entrepreneur Jonathan Kim and BSG's CEO Hyounghoon Han.
buyer: Jonathan Kim and Hyounghoon Han
Jonathan Kim is a Korean-American entrepreneur and Hyounghoon Han is Bigstar Global's CEO. "
target parent: RNTS Media
target: Bigstar Global
Bigstar Global has been one of the leading educational content developers and providers for young children. Their main focus is developing and publishing engaging digital content across multiple platforms including smart phones, tablets, and smart TVs.
price ($mm)
$1.50
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announced 3/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Ryu, will acquire Kosan

synopsis: RYU Apparel Inc., creator of urban athletic apparel based in Canada, will acquire Kosan Travel Company Ltd. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Kosan is a web-based travel apparel provider with a core focus on stylish performance dresses, rain jackets, and bags that make adventures safer, easier and more comfortable.
buyer: Ryu (TSXV:RYU:$2.11)
Based in Canada, RYU is an award-winning urban athletic apparel and accessories brand engineered for the fitness, performance, and lifestyle of the athletic man and woman. Designed without compromise for fit, comfort, and durability, RYU exists to facilitate optimal human performance. "
target: Kosan
Based in Canada, Kosan is a web-based travel apparel provider with a core focus on performance dresses, rain jackets, and bags that make adventures safer and more comfortable. Kosan creates stylish, functional travel wear with the finest materials and the best factories from around the world.
price ($mm)
$3.20
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announced 3/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Ryu, will acquire Kosan

synopsis: RYU Apparel Inc., creator of urban athletic apparel based in Canada, will acquire Kosan Travel Company Ltd. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Kosan is a web-based travel apparel provider with a core focus on stylish performance dresses, rain jackets, and bags that make adventures safer, easier and more comfortable.
buyer: Ryu (TSXV:RYU:$2.11)
Based in Canada, RYU is an award-winning urban athletic apparel and accessories brand engineered for the fitness, performance, and lifestyle of the athletic man and woman. Designed without compromise for fit, comfort, and durability, RYU exists to facilitate optimal human performance. "
target: Kosan
Based in Canada, Kosan is a web-based travel apparel provider with a core focus on performance dresses, rain jackets, and bags that make adventures safer and more comfortable. Kosan creates stylish, functional travel wear with the finest materials and the best factories from around the world.
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$3.20
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closed 1/27/2020 via PR Newswire

DigitalBGA, acquired FEGLI Exchange Program

synopsis: DigitalBGA, one of the nation's fastest-growing direct-to-consumer distributors of life insurance, has acquired the FEGLI Exchange Program, a technology-based insurance agency focused on helping federal employees navigate their life insurance options through retirement.
buyer: DigitalBGA
DigitalBGA is one of the nation's fastest-growing direct-to-consumer distributors of life insurance. The company is dedicated to building technology and processes to facilitate the most efficient experience for life insurance consumers and agents alike. "
target: FEGLI Exchange Program
The FEGLI Exchange Program is a technology-based insurance agency focused on helping federal employees navigate their life insurance options through retirement. FEGLI is the largest group life insurance program in the world, with over 4 million employees covered.
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closed 1/27/2020 via PR Newswire

DigitalBGA, acquired FEGLI Exchange Program

synopsis: DigitalBGA, one of the nation's fastest-growing direct-to-consumer distributors of life insurance, has acquired the FEGLI Exchange Program, a technology-based insurance agency focused on helping federal employees navigate their life insurance options through retirement.
buyer: DigitalBGA
DigitalBGA is one of the nation's fastest-growing direct-to-consumer distributors of life insurance. The company is dedicated to building technology and processes to facilitate the most efficient experience for life insurance consumers and agents alike. "
target: FEGLI Exchange Program
The FEGLI Exchange Program is a technology-based insurance agency focused on helping federal employees navigate their life insurance options through retirement. FEGLI is the largest group life insurance program in the world, with over 4 million employees covered.
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closed 11/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Il Makiage, acquired NeoWize

synopsis: IL MAKIAGE, the digital-first prestige beauty brand, has acquired Tel Aviv-based NeoWize, a data science startup that develops advanced active machine learning algorithms. The acquisition allows for further innovation within the beauty industry, bringing together complementary capabilities in AI, data science, and algorithmic thinking.
buyer: Il Makiage
IL MAKIAGE is a tech-first, direct-to-consumer beauty brand. The company is redefining the beauty industry through its PowerMatch AI Algorithms and Kezza, its e-commerce platform that utilizes influencer content to link inspiration, education, trial, and purchase experiences within a singular site. "
target: NeoWize
Tel Aviv-based NeoWize is changing the perception of machine learning (ML), deep learning algorithms and technology when it comes to e-commerce. NeoWize utilizes active ML, neural networks and adaptive input to create more and better data, increasing its predictive power with limited available data.
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closed 11/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Il Makiage, acquired NeoWize

synopsis: IL MAKIAGE, the digital-first prestige beauty brand, has acquired Tel Aviv-based NeoWize, a data science startup that develops advanced active machine learning algorithms. The acquisition allows for further innovation within the beauty industry, bringing together complementary capabilities in AI, data science, and algorithmic thinking.
buyer: Il Makiage
IL MAKIAGE is a tech-first, direct-to-consumer beauty brand. The company is redefining the beauty industry through its PowerMatch AI Algorithms and Kezza, its e-commerce platform that utilizes influencer content to link inspiration, education, trial, and purchase experiences within a singular site. "
target: NeoWize
Tel Aviv-based NeoWize is changing the perception of machine learning (ML), deep learning algorithms and technology when it comes to e-commerce. NeoWize utilizes active ML, neural networks and adaptive input to create more and better data, increasing its predictive power with limited available data.
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announced 11/22/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Maslow Media Group, Inc., will acquire Intelligent Quality Solutions Inc.

synopsis: The Maslow Media Group, a provider of human capital management and media staffing solutions, will acquire the assets of Intelligent Quality Solutions Inc. (IQS), a leader in business enterprise software testing. IQS is a full-service Software Quality Management solutions provider, offering a wide range of Quality Management services.
buyer: Maslow Media Group, Inc. (OTCPK:RLBY:$38.35)
Maslow Media Group is a provider of human capital management and media staffing solutions that leverage integration with customer systems using secure, cloud-based technology. Maslow has built a synergistic portfolio of staffing and technology companies to complement its services and solutions. "
target: Intelligent Quality Solutions Inc.
Intelligent Quality Solutions, Inc. (IQS) is a professional services and solutions provider that focuses exclusively on Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC). IQS provides cost-effective technical, process, and staffing solutions that enable clients to achieve their quality goals.
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announced 1/5/2008 via Company Press Release

ECI Partners, will acquire ILG Digital

synopsis: In a deal that values i-level Group in excess of £45 million, ECI will have a 60% stake in ilG, with the remaining shareholding being held by the existing management through significant reinvestment, allowing ilG to maintain its independence.
buyer: ECI Partners
ECI is one of the longest established private equity groups in the UK, specialising in buyouts, buy-ins and development capital deals valued between £10 and £150 million. We have provided finance to more than 250 companies over the last two decades. "
target: ILG Digital
ilG Digital is the holding company for i-level Ltd and Generator Consulting Ltd and Premier Affiliate Network. As UK's largest specialist digital media agency, with annual billings in excess of 80million, and a staff of 120, i-level plans and buys digital media for a wide range of blue chip clients.
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closed 6/26/2006 via BusinessWire

AcXess Inc., acquired Innovative Software Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: AcXess, Inc., the first company to make FORTUNE 100-class business continuity solutions affordable for small and medium-sized enterprises, has completed a reverse acquisition of Innovative Software Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded company. AcXess's common stock now trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol "INIV".
buyer: AcXess Inc.
AcXess Inc., with locations in Boca Raton, Tampa, Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago, is the founding Managed Business Continuity Services Provider using the Citrix Access strategy combined with its own intellectual property for small to medium enterprises in North America. "
target: Innovative Software Technologies, Inc. (INIV:$0.36)
Innovative Software Technologies, Inc. does not have significant operations. It intends to acquire, or merge with an operating entity.
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closed 4/21/2022 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Inc., acquired Brand New Galaxy

synopsis: Stagwell, the challenger network built to transform marketing, announced the acquisition of Brand New Galaxy (BNG), a leading provider of scaled commerce and marketplace solutions for 150+ global brands and 500+ e-retailers worldwide. Founded in Warsaw, Poland, in 2017, BNG has grown to 600+ employees in Europe, North America, and the Middle East.
buyer: Stagwell Inc. (STGW:$1,469.36)
Stagwell is the challenger network built to transform marketing. They deliver scaled creative performance for the world's most ambitious brands, connecting culture-moving creativity with leading-edge technology to harmonize the art and science of marketing. "
target: Brand New Galaxy
Brand New Galaxy (BNG) is a fast-growing leading provider of marketing and technology solutions built to drive commerce and digital transformation for brands. Founded in Warsaw, Poland, in 2017, BNG has grown to 600+ employees with offices in Europe, North America, and the Middle East.
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/2/2009 via Capital IQ

Riverdale Capital, Ltd., acquired Enterprise Domains, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Properties Group, a subsidiary of Riverdale Capital Ltd., cancelled the acquisition of Enterprise Domains Inc.
buyer: Riverdale Capital, Ltd. (RICP:$0.00)
Riverdale Capital, Ltd. is a company specializing in the acquisition, development, and sale of software and web based services through revenue generating internet websites. "
target: Enterprise Domains, Inc.
Enterprise Domains Inc. is a company specializing in the purchase, holding, and selling of valuable domain name intellectual property in a quickly shrinking market of available space.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/11/2006 via PR Newswire

Edulink, Inc., acquired Mega Media Group, Inc

synopsis: Mega Media Group, Inc. and EduLink, Inc. announced that on August 11th a definitive share exchange agreement was reached in which EduLink, Inc. acquired all the outstanding shares of common stock of Mega Media Group, Inc. Upon the issuance of the Edulink shares set forth above, Mega Media Group, Inc. will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of EduLink
buyer: Edulink, Inc.
EduLink operates its business through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Mega Media Group, Inc., which is a multi-media holding company operating its business through its subsidiaries. "
target: Mega Media Group, Inc
Mega Media Group, Inc. is a multimedia entertainment holding company with subsidiaries that offer a broad range of services. The divisions include talent management, music publishing, recording, music production and distribution, video production, radio broadcasting, and Russian ethnic programming.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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announced 9/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Attachmate Group will be merged with Micro Focus International Limited,

synopsis: The Attachmate Group, a privately-held software holding company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to merge with Micro Focus, a company that provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications.
buyer: Micro Focus International Limited (LSE:MCRO:$2,899.90)
Micro Focus provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Modernization, Testing and Management software enables customers' business applications to respond rapidly to market changes."
target: Attachmate Group
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, The Attachmate Group is a privately-held software holding company, comprising distinct IT brands dedicated to the long-term success of their customers. Their principal holdings include Attachmate, NetIQ, Novell and SUSE.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,184 [$2,354]
rev ($mm)
$958
EBITDA ($mm)
$173
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
13.6x
closed 6/1/2005 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital, Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, acquired Attachmate Corporation

synopsis: An investment group led by Golden Gate Capital, Francisco Partners and Thoma Cressey Equity Partners today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Attachmate Corp., of Bellevue, Wash.
buyer: Thoma Cressey Equity Partners
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Francisco Partners
Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 25 years. "
target: Attachmate Corporation
Attachmate enables IT organizations to extend mission critical services and assures they are managed, secure and compliant. Attachmate's leading solutions include host connectivity, systems and security management, and PC lifecycle management.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$135
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Al Aman Investment, acquired First Education Company

synopsis: Al Aman Investment, which is a subsidiary of The Securities House, announced it has completed the acquisition of First Education Company, a Kuwaiti share holding company located in Kuwait city. It was founded in 2005 to be a leader in providing diverse educational and learning services of high quality and competitive costs at all learning levels.
buyer parent: The Securities House
buyer: Al Aman Investment (KWSE:ALAMAN:$16.21)
Al Aman investment Company is a Public Kuwaiti Shareholding Company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange under the ticker “Al Aman”. The idea behind the establishment of Al Aman in 2005 was to create an institution for Sharia compliant wealth management with unlimited growth potential. "
target: First Education Company
First Education Company is a Kuwaiti share holding company located in Kuwait city, Kuwait. It was founded in 2005 to be a leader in providing diverse educational and learning services of high quality and competitive costs at all learning levels.
price ($mm)
$59
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Live Youth Sports Network, acquired FonU2

synopsis: Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN), a company that provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet, has acquired majority interest of FONU2 Inc., a holding company for various companies that specialize in youth sports, live streaming, fundraising, app development, along with other new and emerging technologies.
buyer: Live Youth Sports Network
Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN) provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet. LYSN allows parents, grandparents, military personnel, alumni, scouts, and anyone else who could not make it to the game to watch and enjoy any school sporting event. "
target: FonU2 (OTCPK:FONU:$0.02)
FONU2 Inc. is a holding company for various companies that specialize in youth sports, live streaming, fundraising, app development, along with other new and emerging technologies. The company trades under the stock symbol: FONU.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/7/2022 via BusinessWire

GI Partners, acquired GTY Technology Holdings

synopsis: GTY Technology Holdings Inc., a leading provider of cloud software solutions for the public sector, announced it has been acquired by GI Partners, a leading private investment firm.
buyer: GI Partners
GI Partners is a private investment firm based in San Francisco, California. The firm has raised over $32 billion in capital from leading institutional investors around the world to invest in private equity, real estate, and data infrastructure strategies. "
target: GTY Technology Holdings (GTYH:$60.45)
GTY brings leading public sector technology companies together to achieve a new standard in stakeholder engagement and resource management.
price ($mm)[EV]
$398 [$416]
rev ($mm)
$63
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.6x
EV / EBITDA

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REGO
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Fuji Television Network, Inc.
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AutoNation, Inc.
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Transat A.T. Inc.
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GoerTek Inc.
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$222.70
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Charming Shoppes Inc.
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OSI Systems, Inc.
OSI Systems, Inc.
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$1,197.45
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Infratil Limited
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EBITDA ($mm)
$307.66
EBIT ($mm)
$192.56
Net Income ($mm)
$280.49
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RehabCare Group
RehabCare has been the market leader since 1982 in operating acute rehabilitation units in acute-care hospitals on a contract basis. We provide management and intensive therapy in acute rehab units for patients with diagnoses including stroke, orthopedic conditions, arthritis, spinal cord and traum
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$869.43
EBITDA ($mm)
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$45.37
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$22.96
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