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closed 5/25/2016 via Company Press Release

LDC Limited, acquired CIPHR

synopsis: LDC has backed the management buyout of CIPHR, a leading vendor of human capital management (HCM) software. CIPHR's cloud-based technology is designed to make human resource functions more efficient, spanning the employee lifecycle from talent attraction, recruitment and on-boarding, absence and core to learning and more.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
Established in 1981 LDC is a leading player in the private equity mid-market and is able to provide up to £100m of funds for buyouts and development capital transactions in UK unquoted companies. "
target: CIPHR
CIPHR provides HR management software targeted at small and medium sized organisations (SMEs) with between 100 and 5,000 employees. Its cloud-based technology is designed to make human resource functions more efficient.
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closed 8/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Arcoro, acquired BirdDogHR

synopsis: BirdDogHR, the leader in talent management solutions for the construction, engineering and skilled trades industries, has received investment by Providence Equity Partners L.L.C (PSG). As a part of the overall platform strategy, PSG has created Arcoro. BirdDogHR will now be known as part of the Arcoro family of human capital management solutions.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Arcoro
Arcoro, created by Providence Equity Partners, is the proven human capital management (HCM) software and services provider for high consequence industries and features cornerstone companies BirdDogHR and sister company, ExakTime. "
target: BirdDogHR
BirdDogHR offers comprehensive talent management software and managed services — everything needed to guide the entire employee lifecycle. The cloud-based talent management system is straightforward and easy to use.
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closed 2/15/2017 via Market Wire

Ascender Group, acquired Workcloud Inc.

synopsis: Ascender announced it has acquired Workcloud, a leading Payroll and Time & Attendance (T&A) services provider in Japan. This transaction will strengthen Ascender's position as the market leader in HR & payroll software and services across Asia-Pacific by specifically accelerating its growth in Japan.
buyer: Ascender Group
Ascender offers payroll outsourcing solutions using SaaS, co-managed and fully-managed delivery options. Their proprietary platforms allow them to seamlessly tackle very large, complex clients that require process re-engineering, process standardization and automation, and extended payroll services."
target: Workcloud Inc.
Workcloud was founded with a vision to provide small-to-medium size businesses in Japan with a service that integrates management of all aspects of HR operations into an easy-to-use, beautiful platform.
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closed 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired Octopus HR

synopsis: IRIS Software Group has announced the acquisition of award-winning technology firm Octopus HR. The Octopus SaaS-based HR solution has dominated the industry’s ‘micro to SME business’ segment since 2002.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS Software Group is the UK's market leading provider of business critical software and services to the UK accountancy and payroll sectors. IRIS offers customers the broadest range of specialist accountancy software and services. "
target: Octopus HR
Octopus is the award-winning, purpose-built web-based HR system. Delivered on demand, online it lets hr, managers and employees carry out all their day-to-day HR management and reporting tasks easily, when they want.
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closed 9/22/2014 via BusinessWire

Hub International Limited, acquired Algentis

synopsis: Hub International Limited (Hub), a leading global insurance brokerage, announced that it has acquired Algentis, LLC, an integrated HR software and services platform that seamlessly integrates payroll, benefits, insurance and HR compliance for businesses.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Hub International Limited
HUB International Limited is a leading North American insurance brokerage that provides a broad array of property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services. "
target: Algentis
Algentis is an integrated HR Software & Services firm. The Algentis solution operates as a virtual HR department to handle payroll, benefits, insurance, and HR support. Algentis saves small and medium-sized companies money through discounted employee benefits.
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announced 10/22/2013 via PR Newswire

NetSuite, Inc., will acquire TribeHR

synopsis: NetSuite Inc, the industry's leading provider of cloud-based financials/ERP and omnichannel commerce software suites, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire TribeHR, a leading provider of Human Capital Management solutions, to create the first integrated cloud ERP and HCM software suite for SMBs.
buyer: NetSuite, Inc. (N:$897.49)
NetSuite is the world's leading provider of cloud-based business management software. NetSuite helps companies manage core business processes with a single, fully integrated system covering ERP/financials, CRM, ecommerce, inventory and more. "
target: TribeHR
TribeHR is a leading provider of Human Capital Management solutions designed specifically for small and medium businesses. Founded in 2009, TribeHR is a SuiteCloud Developer Network (SDN) partner with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.
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closed 3/28/2012 via BusinessWire

Kronos Incorporated, acquired SaaShr.com LLC

synopsis: Kronos Incorporated announced that it has acquired SaaShr.com LLC in a cash transaction. SaaShr.com enables service providers serving SMB market segment to leverage one interface and one user experience across all of its private label model workforce management applications.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Kronos Incorporated
Kronos is the global leader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. It is used for time and attendance, scheduling, absence management, HR and payroll, hiring, and labor analytics applications. "
target: SaaShr.com LLC
SaaShr.com enables service providers serving SMB market segment to leverage one interface and one user experience across all of its private label model workforce management applications including Payroll, HR, and Time & Labor Management.
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closed 7/7/2020 via PR Newswire

Papaya Global, acquired Mensch

synopsis: Papaya Global has acquired Mensch, a data-driven HR Information System platform. The acquisition strengthens Papaya's end-to-end global workforce management offering, from hiring and onboarding to payroll processing and cross-border payment, and adds new tools to manage and engage with global teams.
buyer: Papaya Global
Papaya Global offers a total workforce management solution supporting all types of global workers in over 100 countries. The automated, cloud-based SaaS platform provides an end-to-end solution, from onboarding to on-going management and cross-border payments. "
target: Mensch
Mensch is a data-driven Human Resource Management SaaS platform that empowers HR and management to make smart decisions, backed by real-time data. Mensch aims to provide small and medium businesses with the same capabilities reserved for large organizations.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

TeamSystem SpA, acquired Beneficy

synopsis: TeamSystem, an Italian provider of business management solutions, has acquired a 51% stake in Beneficy, a cloud platform for corporate welfare plans in Italy. Beneficy simplifies welfare plans for SMEs. Their platform enables companies to create and manage welfare plans that allow employees to choose the services that best suit their needs.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: TeamSystem SpA
TeamSystem is the largest provider of accounting, payroll, and business management software for accountants and small and medium-sized enterprises in Italy. The Company offers a broad range of mission-critical, on-premise, and cloud solutions to a diversified base of its customers. "
target: Beneficy
Beneficy is a cloud platform for corporate welfare plans in Italy. Beneficy simplifies welfare plans for SMEs. Their platform enables companies to create and manage corporate welfare plans that allow employees to choose the services that best suit their needs.
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closed 3/5/2020 via BusinessWire

Access Group, acquired CoreHR

synopsis: The Access Group announced the acquisition of CoreHR, a UK and Ireland market leader in HR and Payroll software for Mid-Market & Enterprise level businesses. Their intuitive and innovative people-centric SaaS solutions enable leaders to unleash the untapped potential of their employees across their organization.
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: CoreHR
CoreHR provides HR and Payroll solutions to some of the world's leading organisations. Their intuitive and innovative people-centric SaaS solutions enable leaders to unleash the untapped potential of their employees across their organization.
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closed 11/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

People Corporation, acquired Collage HR

synopsis: Canada-based People Corporation, a national provider of group benefits, group retirement, and human resource services, has acquired Collage Technologies Inc. Based in Toronto, Collage is a leading cloud-based digital HR, employee benefits administration, and payroll solution provider focused on small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) in Canada.
buyer: People Corporation (TSXV:PEO:$117.59)
People Corporation is a Canadian national provider of group benefits, group retirement, and human resource services. The Company’s industry experts provide uniquely valuable insight while customizing an innovative suite of services to the specific needs of its clients. "
target: Collage HR
Based in Toronto, Collage is a leading cloud-based digital HR, employee benefits administration, and payroll solution provider focused on small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) in Canada. Collage offers two primary solutions to SMBs, Benefits HQ for employees, and Collage HR from employers.
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closed 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Access Group, acquired Attaché

synopsis: The Access Group, the UK-based leading provider of software to growing mid-market businesses, announced the acquisition of Attaché, an Australian-based Financial Management and Payroll software supplier with over 30 years’ experience providing software to Australasian mid-market businesses.
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: Attaché
Attaché is an Australian-based Financial Management and Payroll software supplier with over 30 years’ experience providing software to Australasian mid-market businesses.
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closed 9/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Visma ASA, acquired Merit Tarkvara AS

synopsis: Visma expands its geographic footprint and strengthens its Northern European leadership in cloud-based ERP for accountants and the SMB segment with the acquisition of Estonia based Merit Tarkvara. Merit Tarkvara was founded 27 years ago, based on accounting, payroll and stock managing software.
buyer: Visma ASA
Based in Norway, Visma makes businesses more efficient, through offerings of software, commerce solutions, retail IT-solutions, and IT-related projects and consulting. Visma simplifies and digitalizes core business processes within the private and public sector. "
target: Merit Tarkvara AS
Merit Tarkvara was founded 27 years ago, based on accounting, payroll and stock managing software, with the key products Merit Aktiva and Merit Palk as effective and accessible cloud-based tools for both accountants and small business owners. Merit Tarkvara is headquartered in Estonia.
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closed 6/6/2018 via PR Newswire

Sun Life Financial Inc., acquired Maxwell Health

synopsis: Sun Life Financial, a leading international financial services organization, announced that it has acquired Maxwell Health, an innovative start-up with an employee benefits platform that makes benefits and HR administration simple for employers and their employees.
buyer: Sun Life Financial Inc. (SLF:$26,356.07)
Sun Life Financial is a leading international financial services organization providing insurance, wealth and asset management solutions to individual and corporate clients. "
target: Maxwell Health
Maxwell Health simplifies benefits and HR for small-to-mid-sized employers. The platform includes a marketplace that makes buying benefits intuitive for employees, tools that streamline HR processes including benefits administration and payroll, and a mobile app that makes using benefits easy.
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announced 12/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Intuit, Inc., will acquire TSheets

synopsis: Intuit Inc., a business and financial software company, is to acquire TSheets, a leading platform that small and medium businesses, self-employed, and accountants use to automate time tracking and scheduling for them and their workers.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$6,857.00)
Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. "
target: TSheets
TSheets is a leading platform that small and medium businesses, self-employed, and accountants use to automate time tracking and scheduling for them and their workers.
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closed 4/3/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Ability Network, Inc., acquired ShiftHound

synopsis: ABILITY Network, a leading healthcare information technology company, announced its acquisition of ShiftHound, a leader in cloud-based SaaS healthcare workforce management solutions. ShiftHound provides applications to improve scheduling effectiveness and operational efficiency.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: Ability Network, Inc.
ABILITY Network is a leading healthcare information technology company helping providers and payers simplify the administrative and clinical complexities of healthcare through innovative applications and data analytics. "
target: ShiftHound
ShiftHound is a SaaS company delivering integrated, customizable web based Workforce Management (WFM) solutions, such as Online Scheduling and Open Shift Management (OSM), that enable SMB customers to leverage the features and functions of applications usually deployed by Fortune 500 companies.
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announced 3/3/2017 via Market Wire

The Sage Group plc., will acquire Fairsail

synopsis: The Sage Group plc, the UK's largest tech company, announces an agreement to acquire Fairsail, the UK's fastest growing tech scale-up and the global cloud HCM and people management system for mid-sized businesses. Currently a minority shareholder, the acquisition will see Sage take full ownership of Fairsail.
buyer: The Sage Group plc. (LSE:SGE:$2,459.53)
Sage is the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of entrepreneurs and business builders. Sage helps drive business builders with the most intelligent and flexible cloud-enabled software, support and advice to manage everything. "
target: Fairsail
Fairsail is UK's fastest growing global cloud HCM and people management system for mid-sized businesses. Fairsail is an end-to-end HCM and people solution that addresses workforce management challenges of mid-sized organizations and meets the needs of increasingly mobile and global companies.
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closed 1/8/2017 via Company Press Release

Shore GmbH, acquired absence.io GmbH

synopsis: The Munich start-up Shore GmbH has announced the takeover of the software provider absence.io. Absence.io provides cloud-based software for absence management in small and medium-sized businesses. Absence.io keeps track of teams' vacations, sick days or any other kind of absences through a simple online platform.
buyer: Shore GmbH
Shore GmbH provides the most efficient software solution for appointments, customers and marketing. With Shore, businesses of any type make their services bookable online, monitor their numbers and improve their customer relations. "
target parent: mantro GmbH
target: absence.io GmbH
Absence.io provides cloud-based absence management software for small and medium-sized businesses. Absence.io shows a full overview on the availability of all team members, making it easy for users to keep track of their teams' vacations, sick days or any other kind of absences.
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closed 12/9/2015 via Market Wire

Paycor, Inc., acquired Newton Software

synopsis: Paycor, provider of cloud-based workforce management software, announced that privately-held San Francisco-based Newton Software will become a distinct business unit within the company. With this acquisition, Paycor adds a best-of-breed applicant tracking system to its all-in-one HR solution specially designed for small and medium-sized employers.
buyer: Paycor, Inc.
Paycor provides small and medium-sized companies with intuitive, cloud-based onboarding, HR, payroll and timekeeping software with the goal of enabling businesses to be more efficient and to make smarter decisions about their people and processes. "
target: Newton Software
Newton is modern, easy-to-use applicant tracking software designed to organize and improve internal recruiting programs for small and medium sized businesses (30-3000 employees). Newton features best-of-breed dashboards that create unparalleled visibility and transparency.
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announced 5/28/2015 via Company Press Release

MYOB Limited, will acquire Ace Payroll

synopsis: MYOB Limited, the market-leading provider of business management software solutions in Australia and New Zealand, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire New Zealand-based Ace Payroll. Ace Payroll provides payroll solutions for thousands of New Zealand SMEs with its easy low cost software.
buyer: MYOB Limited (ASX:MYO:$312.12)
MYOB is Australia’s leading accounting software provider. It makes life easier for approx. 1.2 million businesses across Australia and New Zealand by simplifying accounting, payroll, tax, CRM, websites, job costing, practice management, inventory, mobile payments and more. "
target: Ace Payroll
Ace Payroll provides payroll solutions for thousands of New Zealand SMEs. Ace Payroll helps New Zealand employers take control on pay day with easy low cost software.
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closed 9/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

CIPHR, acquired Digits

synopsis: CIPHR, a leading UK provider of SaaS HR, payroll and recruitment solutions, has acquired Digits Industries Ltd, a UK-based provider of digital learning solutions. Digits specialises in automotive, retail and finance. Their glo LMS helps businesses to recruit effectively, onboard faster, improve compliance and increase business performance.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: CIPHR
CIPHR is a leading UK provider of cloud-based HR, payroll, recruitment and learning software that helps clients securely connect their people data across the whole organisation. CIPHR also offers fully integrated HR and payroll through CIPHR Payroll: powerful, reliable and scalable payroll software."
target: Digits
Digits is a UK-based provider of digital learning solutions. Digits specialises in automotive, retail and finance. Their award-winning glo Learning Management System (LMS) helps businesses to recruit effectively, onboard faster, upskill quicker, improve compliance and increase business performance.
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closed 12/18/2019 via Company Press Release

CIPHR, acquired Payroll Business Solutions Ltd

synopsis: CIPHR is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of its long-term strategic software and services partner, Payroll Business Solutions (PBS).  PBS provides end-to-end payroll solutions, offering both on-premise and hosted payroll software as well as fully managed payroll and bureau services.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: CIPHR
CIPHR is a leading UK provider of cloud-based HR, payroll, recruitment and learning software that helps clients securely connect their people data across the whole organisation. CIPHR also offers fully integrated HR and payroll through CIPHR Payroll: powerful, reliable and scalable payroll software."
target: Payroll Business Solutions Ltd
Payroll Business Solutions (PBS) is strategic software and services provider. PBS provides end-to-end payroll solutions, offering both on-premise and hosted payroll software as well as fully managed payroll and bureau services.
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closed 5/25/2016 via Company Press Release

LDC Limited, acquired CIPHR

synopsis: LDC has backed the management buyout of CIPHR, a leading vendor of human capital management (HCM) software. CIPHR's cloud-based technology is designed to make human resource functions more efficient, spanning the employee lifecycle from talent attraction, recruitment and on-boarding, absence and core to learning and more.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
Established in 1981 LDC is a leading player in the private equity mid-market and is able to provide up to £100m of funds for buyouts and development capital transactions in UK unquoted companies. "
target: CIPHR
CIPHR provides HR management software targeted at small and medium sized organisations (SMEs) with between 100 and 5,000 employees. Its cloud-based technology is designed to make human resource functions more efficient.
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closed 10/4/2019 via Reuters

Thomson Reuters, acquired FC Business Intelligence Ltd.

synopsis: Thomson Reuters has acquired FC Business Intelligence (FCBI), a global business-to-business events specialist. FCBI delivers high-end conferences and exhibitions to diverse sectors. The business will be rebranded Reuters Events and will be operated as part of the Reuters News division of Thomson Reuters.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is a leading provider of business information services. Their products include highly specialized information-enabled software and tools for legal, tax, accounting, and compliance professionals combined with the world's most global news service—Reuters. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence (FCBI) helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK.
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closed 5/17/2019 via PE Hub

LDC Limited, acquired MSQ Partners Limited

synopsis: LDC has acquired MSQ Partners, a marketing agency. MSQ Partners is a multi-disciplinary group of digital, marketing and creative agencies that specialises in marketing communications for consumer and B2B brands.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. LDC invests in ambitious management teams, often enabling them to retain control of their business while providing capital as well as strategic and operational advice. LDC has a diverse portfolio of 90 mid-sized businesses across all sectors. "
target parent: NVM Private Equity Limited
target: MSQ Partners Limited
MSQ Partners is a multi-disciplinary group of digital, marketing and creative agencies that specialises in marketing communications for consumer and B2B brands. The group employs more than 600 people across 15 offices in the UK, Asia and USA.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, acquired NEC Group

synopsis: Blackstone announced the acquisition of the National Exhibition Centre Group (NEC Group), a leading live events venue operator in the UK, from LDC. NEC has grown into the UK’s live events business of choice for organizers, exhibitors and visitors, playing host to over seven million guests and 750 events every year.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$4,580.23)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: NEC Group
Based in the UK, NEC Group is the leading live events business operating in exhibitions, conferences, music, sports, family entertainment, and hospitality. Their vision is to be Europe's most successful live events business, operating leading leisure, entertainment and business destinations.
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closed 9/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired ByBox

synopsis: U.S. private-equity firm Francisco Partners has acquired supply-chain software company ByBox Holdings Ltd. from LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group PLC. ByBox simplifies the last mile of their customer’s supply chain, improving security, reducing transport costs and improving technician efficiency.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm specializing in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. FP has invested in and acquired over 200 technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: ByBox
Established in 2000, ByBox has led the field service market with innovative supply chain solutions to keep the world working. ByBox simplifies the last mile of their customer’s supply chain, improving security, reducing transport costs and improving technician efficiency.
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closed 8/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

LDC Limited, acquired FC Business Intelligence Ltd.

synopsis: Mid-market private equity investor LDC has backed the management buyout of global events company FC Business Intelligence. FCBI delivers conference and exhibition events with a focus on providing thought leadership in a diverse range of sectors that are facing both challenges and opportunities from technological and strategic innovation.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. LDC invests in ambitious management teams, often enabling them to retain control of their business while providing capital as well as strategic and operational advice. LDC has a diverse portfolio of 90 mid-sized businesses across all sectors. "
target: FC Business Intelligence Ltd.
FC Business Intelligence helps leading corporations define future strategy and direction, develop growth opportunities and solve problems facing their sectors. The company was founded in 1990, and is based in London, UK.
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closed 6/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Dimensions Training Solutions, acquired learndirect

synopsis: Dimensions Training Solutions (DTS), a leading training provider, has acquired the learndirect Group, UK's largest integrated training provider. learndirect helps people get skills needed for their careers and help organizations train their workforce.
buyer parent: Stonebridge Colleges
buyer: Dimensions Training Solutions
Based in the UK, Dimensions Training solutions is an organization that helps develop skills for apprenticeships, obtain a degree for Higher Education enrollment, and train workforce. They have a variety of courses for different fields. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: learndirect
learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. They’ve changed the lives of many people, helping them get the skills they need for work and to progress in their careers. They’ve also supported organizations to improve the skills of their workforce.
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closed 5/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

LDC Limited, acquired Mandata Limited

synopsis: Mid-market private equity investor LDC has acquired Mandata from Synova Capitlal. Based in the UK, Mandata develops software that allows road transport operators to manage workflow and data more effectively. Its transport management system integrates a suite of end-to-end products, including traffic planning and management, tracking and invoicing.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. LDC invests in ambitious management teams, often enabling them to retain control of their business while providing capital as well as strategic and operational advice. LDC has a diverse portfolio of 90 mid-sized businesses across all sectors. "
target parent: Synova Capital LLP
target: Mandata Limited
Based in the UK, Mandata designs and develops software that allows road transport operators to manage workflow and data more effectively. Its transport management system integrates a suite of end-to-end products, including traffic planning and management, tracking, telematics, and invoicing.
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announced 4/13/2018 via Company Press Release

PSI Services LLC, will purchase eAssessment Business from learndirect

synopsis: PSI Services LLC (PSI), a global workforce solution provider, will acquire the assets of learndirect’s eAssessment business. learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. The eAssessment business includes learndirect’s UK test centre network, technology and call centre along with all associated staff.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
seller parent: Lloyds Banking Group
seller: learndirect
learndirect's eAssessment business includes learndirect’s UK test centre network, technology and call centre along with all associated staff. learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. The company has supported 75,000 organisations to improve the skills of their workforce.
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closed 11/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired ATCORE Technology Ltd.

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity announces that funds managed by Inflexion have acquired ATCORE Group, a leading travel technology company which provides specialist software platforms for the global leisure travel sector.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is one of the UK’s leading independent mid-market private equity houses, investing in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses with ambitious management teams and working with them to deliver growth. "
target parent: LDC Limited
target: ATCORE Technology Ltd.
Atcore Technology provides reservation & e-commerce platforms for the leisure travel industry. Their sector-specific platforms combine tailored optimisation and expertise with the solid foundation of shared, proven technology for Tour, Specialists, Holiday Parks, Cruise and Ferry operators.
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announced 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

PlusServer GmbH, will acquire Nexinto GmbH

synopsis: PlusServer announced that it will acquire Nexinto from LDC. Founded in 1994, Nexinto is the largest pure-play provider of managed hybrid cloud solutions in Germany, acting as a strategic business partner to its blue-chip enterprise clients throughout their digital transformation.
buyer parent: BC Partners
buyer: PlusServer GmbH
PlusServer is the market leader for Managed Hosting in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Based on a comprehensive product portfolio, which is optimised for the needs of SMEs and large companies, PlusServer develops individual hosting and cloud solutions. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: Nexinto GmbH
Nexinto is a solutions provider for the management of business-critical IT systems, and they provide full support to companies in the area of digital transformation. Over 200 employees work at their Hamburg headquarters for customers in the retail, industry, services, media and logistics sectors.
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closed 10/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

LDC Limited, acquired Ensek Ltd.

synopsis: UK-based mid-market private equity investor LDC has backed the management buyout of ENSEK, a software supplier to UK energy providers. Headquartered in Nottingham, ENSEK uses its market-leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to provide existing energy suppliers with its revenue assurance and gross margin accounting product.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group, and it is the most active mid-market private equity investor. LDC supports management teams from all sectors and in every corner of the UK from its regional network of nine offices. "
target: Ensek Ltd.
Headquartered in Nottingham, ENSEK uses its market-leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform to provide existing energy suppliers with its revenue assurance and gross margin accounting product.
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Huntsworth PLC, acquired The Creative Engagement Group Limited

synopsis: Huntsworth has acquired The Creative Engagement Group (TCEG) from private equiry firm LDC. TCEG has a total of 260 staff across three event, experiential and digital marketing companies with an international blue-chip client base across a range of sectors, with a particular strength in healthcare.
buyer: Huntsworth PLC (LSE:HNT:$342.69)
Huntsworth is an international public relations and healthcare communications group operating from 57 principal offices in 27 countries. Huntsworth acquires, creates and develops specialist agencies that deliver marketing and communication services. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: The Creative Engagement Group Limited
The Creative Engagement Group is a group of creative agencies focused on engaging audiences through the creation and delivery of live experiences, film, immersive and interactive content. They create a deeper engagement with audiences by delivering experiences and content that drive brand memory.
price ($mm)
$32
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
6.5x
closed 4/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ridgeway Capital, acquired Caspian Media Ltd

synopsis: Ridgeway Capital has backed the management buyout of Caspian Media, the owner of Real Deals. Ridgeway has acquired the business from LDC. Caspian was launched in 1996. Caspian produces respected, award-winning, content-driven B2B websites, magazines, apps and events, from intimate editor’s lunches to spectacular events and awards.
buyer: Ridgeway Capital
Ridgeway Capital is a specialist private equity investor in UK SME businesses. They support and invest in ambitious management teams and businesses with a sound business model. Their investment range is typically between £500,000 and £5 million per transaction. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: Caspian Media Ltd
Caspian produces respected, award-winning, content-driven B2B websites, magazines, apps and events, from intimate editor’s lunches to spectacular events and awards.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

LDC Limited, acquired ByBox Engineering

synopsis: LDC has backed the management buyout of ByBox, an operator of secured lockers. ByBox provides technology-enabled lockers which allow parts to be delivered to engineers in the energy, telecoms and technology sectors. The company’s proprietary software, Thinventory, connects ByBox’s network of smart boxes in nearly 900 locations.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
Established in 1981 LDC is a leading player in the private equity mid-market and is able to provide up to £100m of funds for buyouts and development capital transactions in UK unquoted companies. "
target: ByBox Engineering
Headquartered in Harwell, Oxfordshire, ByBox provides technology-enabled locker-based solutions to help more than 250 blue chip clients, including BT, Fujitsu, Npower, Marks & Spencer, Walmart and Vodafone to manage their engineering parts inventory and solve difficult supply chain problems.
price ($mm)
$137
rev ($mm)
$108
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/9/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

WorkForce Software, acquired WorkPlace Systems

synopsis: WorkForce Software announced that it has acquired Workplace, the leading cloud-based employee scheduling solution for retail and hospitality, with offices in the United Kingdom, the U.S., and Australia.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: WorkForce Software
As the leader in cloud-based workforce management, WorkForce Software is 'Making Work Easy' for employers around the globe. Their tailored solutions empower enterprise and mid-sized organizations to fully automate time, labor, and workforce scheduling processes. "
target parent: LDC Limited
target: WorkPlace Systems
Workplace helps consumer-facing businesses enable true workforce flexibility and collaboration, supporting both employee work/life balance and business objectives. Their SaaS products create smart schedules that are optimized to deliver improved customer experience and revenue growth.
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closed 5/25/2016 via Company Press Release

LDC Limited, acquired CIPHR

synopsis: LDC has backed the management buyout of CIPHR, a leading vendor of human capital management (HCM) software. CIPHR's cloud-based technology is designed to make human resource functions more efficient, spanning the employee lifecycle from talent attraction, recruitment and on-boarding, absence and core to learning and more.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
Established in 1981 LDC is a leading player in the private equity mid-market and is able to provide up to £100m of funds for buyouts and development capital transactions in UK unquoted companies. "
target: CIPHR
CIPHR provides HR management software targeted at small and medium sized organisations (SMEs) with between 100 and 5,000 employees. Its cloud-based technology is designed to make human resource functions more efficient.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/19/2016 via Company Press Release

Zoopla Property Group, will acquire The Property Software Group

synopsis: LDC has conditionally agreed to sell Property Software Holdings Limited (together with its subsidiaries “The Property Software Group” or “PSG”) to Zoopla Property Group Plc, the digital media and lead generation platform. PSG is the UK’s market-leading provider of software solutions to property professionals, used in over 8,000 agency branches.
buyer: Zoopla Property Group (LSE:ZPG:$330.32)
Zoopla Property Group operates the UK’s most comprehensive property website, focused on empowering consumers with the resources they need to make better-informed property decisions. Zoopla combines property listings with market value data, local information and community tools. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: The Property Software Group
The Property Software Group is the UK's largest supplier of software, technology and design solutions to the property industry. Its portfolio includes market leading residential sales and property management software and web design services.
price ($mm)
$107
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 9/30/2015 via Company Press Release

LDC Limited, acquired PEI Media

synopsis: LDC has backed the management buyout of PEI Media Group Ltd (“PEI”), one of the world’s leading alternative assets information groups. PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
Established in 1981 LDC (Lloyds Development Capital) is a leading player in the UK private equity mid-market and supports management buy-outs, institutional buy-outs and development capital (replacement, expansion and acquisition) transactions. "
target: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.
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closed 3/13/2015 via Company Press Release

LDC Limited, acquired SSP Worldwide

synopsis: LDC Limited has acquired a majority equity stake in SSP Worldwide, a market leader in the provision of mission critical IT systems and services to the general insurance industry. The firm’s end-to-end services help organisations to use data to better analyse risks, improve efficiencies across platforms, reduce costs and improve customer experience.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
Established in 1981 LDC (Lloyds Development Capital) is a leading player in the UK private equity mid-market and supports management buy-outs, institutional buy-outs and development capital (replacement, expansion and acquisition) transactions. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: SSP Worldwide
SSP Worldwide is the leading provider of general insurance technology solutions, operating in more than 50 countries across the UK, continental Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and USA. SSP serves over 1,000 insurance brokers as well as over 160 insurers, including 20 of the world’s largest insurers.
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closed 12/24/2014 via Company Press Release

Searchlight Capital Partners, acquired Ocean Outdoor

synopsis: Ocean Group announced that Searchlight Capital Partners LP has acquired LDC’s entire stake in the business. Ocean Outdoor is the UK’s leading specialist out-of-home advertising company, with an unrivalled portfolio of large format digital screens, banner and super premium landmark advertising sites.
buyer: Searchlight Capital Partners
Searchlight Capital Partners is a private investment firm operating in North America and Europe. They seek to invest in attractive companies across a wide range of industries and are comfortable investing in complex situations. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: Ocean Outdoor (LSE:OOUT:$96.37)
Ocean fills a unique position in the Outdoor advertising landscape, specialising only in large-format digital, iconic landmark and super-premium banner locations. Ocean creates inspirational canvases for inspirational advertising.
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closed 1/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG, acquired WEBfactory GmbH

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

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired iMDsoft

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

MetrixLab, acquired MarketTools Inc.

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

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

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

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

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

ServiceNow, will acquire Element AI

synopsis: ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$4,220.93)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
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announced 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

synopsis: Capiton has entered into an agreement on the acquisition of a majority stake in Gemaco Group with the current majority shareholder Saffelberg Investments. Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry.
buyer: Capiton AG
Capiton is an owner-managed financial investor that invests in large SMEs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by means of MBOs and expansion financing. capiton's roots go back to the late 1970s. "
target parent: Saffelberg Investments
target: Gemaco N.V.
Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) customers. The Group has 13 locations worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$96
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/21/2016 via Company Press Release

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

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

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

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

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

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

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

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

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

synopsis: TradeMaven LLC and eLocal today jointly announced they have merged the two firms to form TradeMaven Group LLC (TMG). The merger is one of the most significant in the online trading industry, combining TradeMaven's leading technology for online trading with eLocal's exceptional retail and institutional execution and brokerage services.
buyer: TradeMaven Group LLC
TradeMaven was founded with the mission of providing high-performance and cost-effective trading software for experienced and new traders. TM is used by Futures, Forex & Bond Traders worldwide. "
target: eLocalAccess, LLC
eLOCAL was established and registered with the NFA and CFTC in July 2000 culminating in the merger of two large independent local clearing firms at the Chicago Board of Trade.
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announced 5/15/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

synopsis: Nordnet Bank AB has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Finnish company eQ, from Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank hf. eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57 000 customer and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
buyer: Nordnet Bank AB
The Nordnet Group provides user-friendly and cost efficient services to private investors and companies within share trading, mutual fund investments and pension savings plans. The holding company, Nordnet AB (plc), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. "
target parent: Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank, hf.
target: eQ Corporation
eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57,000 customers and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Republic.co, acquired NextSeed Services LLC

synopsis: New York-based Republic, missioned to democratize investing has announced the acquisition of local business investment platform, NextSeed. NextSeed aims to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. The firm has facilitated over $20mn in investments from 25,000 members into 75 local businesses.
buyer: Republic.co
Republic is an open investment platform. People can choose from privately-held companies they believe in and can connect with their success as they fuel their growth. Republic is an investment platform where everyone can invest as little as $10 in innovative startups and ICOs. "
target: NextSeed Services LLC
NextSeed is on a mission to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. On the NextSeed platform, thriving local businesses can raise capital from the general public, and in turn, anybody can now invest in small businesses in their own backyard.
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announced 5/21/2009 via BusinessWire

PFGBEST, will acquire Alaron Futures & Options

synopsis: PFGBEST announced that it is purchasing the customer assets of Alaron. It will be formed into a new division called ATD, a division of PFGBEST. Both companies have been leaders in the futures industry for 20 years, through the evolution of online trading that helped level the playing field for retail futures market participants.
buyer: PFGBEST
PFGBEST is the second-largest non-clearing U.S. Futures Commission Merchant, with customers, affiliates and brokerage offices in more than 80 countries. It offers a range of trading and investor products and services for retail investors as well as for commercial and institutional clients. "
target: Alaron Futures & Options
Alaron, founded in 1989 in Chicago, provides electronic and pit-based futures trading and asset management services to institutions and retail clients on five continents. Alaron built upon its core business by integrating global trading systems and analysis techniques used by professional traders.
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closed 1/15/2008 via PR Newswire

Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC, acquired Integrity Trading Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Financial, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Integrity Trading Inc., a Direct Market Access broker/dealer that provides execution and clearing services to retail and institutional customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC
Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC is a Direct Market Access trading and trading technology development business. Formerly E*TRADE Professional Trading, LLC, the firm was acquired by the current management team in a management buyout from E*TRADE Financial in 2006. "
target: Integrity Trading Inc.
Integrity Trading International is a broker dealer registered in the United States offering clearing and execution to U.S. and foreign banks, broker dealers and individuals interested in accessing the U.S. market and reselling our services in foreign countries.
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closed 4/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

SoFi, acquired 8 Securities Limited

synopsis: Consumer financial services platform SoFi has acquired 8 Securities, a Hong Kong-based investing app. Targeted to personal investors, 8 Securities will rebrand to SoFi Hong Kong and will begin launching services in other markets in addition to Hong Kong. 8 Securities was the first mobile-only investment service and robo-advisor to launch in Asia.
buyer: SoFi
SoFi is a values-driven company on a mission to help members get their money right. They create modern financial products and services that help people borrow, save, spend, invest, and protect their money better, so that they can achieve financial independence and realize their ambitions. "
target: 8 Securities Limited
Hong Kong-based 8 Securities is a cloud-based brokerage platform that provides simple, transparent, and affordable mobile investing solutions. The company allows users to trade over 15,000 US and Hong Kong stocks and exchange traded funds as much as they like free of commission.
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announced 1/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Guardian Capital Group, will acquire ModernAdvisor

synopsis: Guardian Capital Group Limited, a Canadian diversified financial services company, will acquire Modern Advisor Canada Inc., a leading Canadian digital advisor platform. ModernAdvisor is a fintech start-up that helps investors to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
buyer: Guardian Capital Group (TSX:GCG.A:$136.06)
Guardian Capital is a Canadian diversified financial services company operating in Asset Management and Financial Advisory. Guardian provides investment management services, financial advisory services, retail distribution of mutual funds, insurance, and general corporate services. "
target: ModernAdvisor
Vancouver-based ModernAdvisor is a digital investment management company. ModernAdvisor uses technology to help advisors bring Canadians intelligent investing options, allowing them to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
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The Sage Group plc.
The Sage Group plc.
Sage is the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, supporting the ambition of entrepreneurs and business builders. Sage helps drive business builders with the most intelligent and flexible cloud-enabled software, support and advice to manage everything.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$2,459.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$740.13
EBIT ($mm)
$659.57
Net Income ($mm)
$422.93
Employees
12643
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Ticker: HUBS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HubSpot, Inc.
HubSpot, Inc.
HubSpot is the world's leading inbound marketing and sales platform. Over 13,500 customers in more than 90 countries use HubSpot's software, services, and support to transform the way they attract, engage, and delight customers.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$632.70
EBITDA ($mm)
($32.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($46.67)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3204
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Ticker: ASX:XRO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xero Limited
Xero Limited
Xero provides online accounting software and services for small to medium sized businesses. Its accounting system has a cashbook, automated daily bank feeds, invoicing, debtors, creditors, sales tax and reporting.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$324.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.76)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.88)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2302
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Ticker: ASX:RKN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Reckon Limited
Reckon Limited
Reckon Limited (RKN) is an Australian publicly listed company well known as a leading provider of software solutions for accounting and bookkeeping professionals, as well as small to medium sized businesses, small office/home office users and personal wealth management.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$54.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.52
EBIT ($mm)
$8.47
Net Income ($mm)
$5.93
Employees
118
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Ticker: AIM:SMRT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SmartSpace Software Plc.
SmartSpace Software Plc.
Based in the UK, SmartSpace is building a SaaS orientated software business, designing and building software centering around its 'Connect' software platform and 'OneSpace' occupancy management software, to help people work smarter and more efficiently on a global platform.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$8.26
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.44)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.45)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
130
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Ticker: HAXS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Web4
Web4
Web4 specializes in mission critical, value-based IT services and solutions, particularly in the fields of ECM, HR and collaboration technologies. Its worldwide team of consultants and developers bring deep knowledge and experience to help companies maximize ROI.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$11.90
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
310
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Ticker: WSTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Workstream
Workstream
Workstream Inc. supplies technology solutions and services to help employers improve Talent Acquisition and Talent Management. The company is a leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to help employers manage their workforces.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$7.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.40)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.45
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:8CO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8common
8common
8common brings innovative enterprise software concepts to life, injecting a high-performing, product-driven culture and smart entrepreneurialism into every venture. 8common identifies, acquires and nurtures high potential businesses capable of startup agility and SaaS delivery.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$2.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.12)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.41)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: KKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, capital markets, credit strategies, and hedge funds. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,715.61
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,014.73
Employees
0
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Ticker: BX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,580.23
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$779.64
Employees
0
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Ticker: RTOBF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ratos AB
Ratos AB
Ratos is a private equity company that invests in Nordic companies where their core expertise as a professional, active and responsible owner over time creates good value growth. Added value is created in connection with acquisition, development and divestment of these primarily unlisted companies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,530.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.89
EBIT ($mm)
$80.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SIVB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank helps innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. They provide a full range of financial services to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,387.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$824.79
Employees
2836
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,880.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$179.70
EBIT ($mm)
$120.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NYSE:APO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management, LLC and its subsidiaries is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit and real estate, with significant distressed expertise.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,537.25
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments. They emphasize an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt, control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,315.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.51
EBIT ($mm)
$331.49
Net Income ($mm)
$224.77
Employees
0
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Ticker: COWN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm that operates through two business segments: a broker dealer and an investment management division. Cowen Inc. focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to their clients in order to help them outperform.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,072.28
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$112.95
Employees
1325
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Ticker: EQT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EQT AB
EQT AB
EQT is a leading Swedish investment firm with more than EUR 61B in raised capital across 29 funds and around EUR 40B in assets under management. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19B and approximately 110,000 employees.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$687.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$181.51
EBIT ($mm)
$160.04
Net Income ($mm)
$130.94
Employees
0
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Ticker: PSEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prospect Capital Corporation
Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company that operates as a closed-end, non-diversified investment company that lends to and invests in energy-related businesses.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$625.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$433.31
Net Income ($mm)
$292.38
Employees
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Ticker: TGOPF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3i Group Plc
3i Group Plc
3i Group plc is a multinational private equity and venture capital company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has offices in 13 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe and had total assets under management of £10.5 billion as at 31 March 2012.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$403.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.93
EBIT ($mm)
$253.21
Net Income ($mm)
$265.62
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:FIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fimalac SA
Fimalac SA
Fimalac is a diversified holding company, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, founded and managed by Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière. Fimalac Group is engaged in private equity, digital media, live shows and hotels and recreation.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$392.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($13.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($54.12)
Net Income ($mm)
$68.47
Employees
2911
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Ticker: MAIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation is a principal investment firm that provides long-term debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies and debt capital to middle market companies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$238.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$205.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSX:ONEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onex Corporation
Onex Corporation
Founded in 1984, Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. They acquire and build high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. They also invest in non-investment grade debt through credit funds and collateralized loan obligations.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$234.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$134.00
EBIT ($mm)
$87.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:4310
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dream Incubator Inc.
Dream Incubator Inc.
Based in Japan, Dream Incubator, Inc. is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in incubation and investments in all business stages. They also help companies with their growth and expansion as a strategic consulting and business development firm.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$183.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.93
EBIT ($mm)
$17.11
Net Income ($mm)
$11.60
Employees
0
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