Like Motoblouz

closed 9/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Equistone Partners Europe, acquired Motoblouz

synopsis: Equistone Partners Europe, one of Europe’s leading investors in mid-market buyouts, has acquired a majority stake in Motoblouz from Inspirational Stores. Motoblouz is the leading online retailer of motorcycle accessories and clothing in the French market.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe Limited is an independent investment firm owned and managed by the former executives of Barclays Private Equity. Their team of 35 investment professionals operates across France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams. "
target parent: Inspirational Stores
target: Motoblouz
Motoblouz is the leading online retailer of motorcycle accessories and clothing in the French market. Since 2015 the Company has focused on expanding its international footprint and is now active within the Spanish, Italian, UK and German markets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Vertana Group LLC, acquired Killer Motorsports, LLC

synopsis: Vertana Group, a NYC-based e-commerce company that acquires, develops and consolidates the operations of online retailers with high potential for growth, acquired KillerMotorSports.com, a company that offers online retail of powersports vehicles.
buyer parent: 354 Partners LLC
buyer: Vertana Group LLC
Vertana Group is a NYC-based e-commerce company that acquires, develops and consolidates the operations of online retailers with high potential for growth. "
target: Killer Motorsports, LLC
Killer Motorsports, LLC offers online retail of powersports vehicles. The company was formerly known as MXPitBikes.com and changed its name to Killer Motorsports, LLC in 2005. Killer Motorsports, LLC was founded in 2003 and is based in Burleson, Texas.
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closed 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Velorution, acquired Always Riding Ltd

synopsis: Velorution, London’s leading premium urban cycling retailer, has acquired Always Riding, a global online cycle retailer. Always Riding offers high quality bikes, clothing, bags and accessories. They offer best-in-class products for a range of ride styles, including new and exciting offerings from the most forward-thinking brands.
buyer: Velorution
Velorution is London’s leading premium urban cycling retailer. Velorution offers a superb and select range of urban cycles, apparel and accessories. The business has the largest selection of folding bikes, classic British-made cycles, design-led European urban bikes, and premium scooters in the UK. "
target: Always Riding Ltd
Always Riding is a global online cycle retailer. Always Riding offers a unique selection of high quality bikes, clothing, bags and accessories. They focus on offering best-in-class products for a range of ride styles, including new and exciting offerings from the most forward-thinking brands.
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announced 6/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Signa Sports United, will acquire Wiggle Ltd.

synopsis: Signa, the global no.1 pure play online sporting goods retailer, will acquire Britain-based Wiggle, which engages in the online retail of equipment for cycling, running, and swimming for men, women, and kids in the United Kingdom and internationally.
buyer: Signa Sports United
SIGNA Sports United is Europe’s leading, fast-growing and profitable sports commerce and tech platform, in the categories Bike, Tennis, Outdoor and Team Sports. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: Wiggle Ltd.
Wiggle Ltd. engages in the online retail of equipment for cycling, running, and swimming for men, women, and kids in the United Kingdom and internationally.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$500
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 10/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

AMain Sports & Hobbies, acquired Dan's Comp

synopsis: AMain.com, Inc (AMain Sports & Hobbies), a leading multi channel retailer of radio-controlled hobbies and performance cycling, has acquired Danscomp.com (Dan's Comp), the world's largest mail-order, online BMX E-Commerce site in the World. Dan's Comp offers the biggest selection of BMX products at the most competitive prices.
buyer: AMain Sports & Hobbies
AMain Sports & Hobbies is a leading multi channel retailer of radio-controlled hobbies and performance cycling. AMain offers a wide selection of RC and cycling products through their AMain Hobbies and AMain Cycling stores. Their products include RC cars, RC helicopters, bikes, clothing, and more. "
target: Dan's Comp
Dan's Comp is the world's largest mail-order, online BMX E-Commerce site in the World. Dan's Comp offers the biggest selection of BMX products at the most competitive prices. Their products include bikes, frames, wheels, grips, apparel, footwear, safety gear, and more.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Decathlon S.A., acquired Alltricks

synopsis: Decathlon, the largest sporting goods retailer in the world, has acquired Alltricks, an online French retailer that specializes in cycling, running, and triathalon products. Alltricks offers 700,000 items from over 500 leading brands. Their products include spare bicycle parts, accessories, clothing, shoes, helmets, and more.
buyer: Decathlon S.A.
Decathlon is the largest sporting goods retailer in the world. Decathlon offers world class products at extremely affordable prices for everyone, from enthusiastic beginners to passionate professionals. Decathlon covers all types of sports, including cycling, combat sports, golfing, and more. "
target: Alltricks
Alltricks is an online French retailer that specializes in cycling, running, and triathalon products. Alltricks offers 700,000 items from over 500 leading brands such as Shimano, Sram, and RockShox. Their products include spare bicycle parts, accessories, clothing, shoes, helmets, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$71
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

All4running, acquired 21Run GmbH

synopsis: All4running, a Dutch store focused on running, has acquired 21Run, an online shop in Germany that specializes in running, triathlon and trail. 21Run offers a large selection of of sports products from leading manufacturers. Their products include running shoes, running clothes, running accessories, backpacks, cycling equipment, bicycles, and more.
buyer: All4running
All4running is a Dutch store focused on running. All4running operates online stores in the Netherlands. They also operate 3 physical stores in Alkmaar, Amsterdam, and The Hague. All4running offers running shoes, running clothes, accessories, wearable electronics, sports drinks, sports bars and more."
target: 21Run GmbH
21Run is an online shop in Germany that specializes in running, triathlon and trail. 21Run offers a large selection of of sports products from leading manufacturers. Their products include running shoes, running clothes, running accessories, backpacks, cycling equipment, bicycles, and more.
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closed 4/5/2017 via Company Press Release

internetstores GmbH, acquired Probikeshop

synopsis: SIGNA Sports Group, through its subsidiary internetstores, has acquired 100% of Probikeshop shares. Probikeshop is the leading online bike retailer in France and Southern Europe. The company's founder, Olivier Rochon, will remain as CEO of Probikeshop and will continue to lead the development of the company, which was founded in 2005 in France.
buyer parent: Signa
buyer: internetstores GmbH
internetstores Holding GmbH is Europe’s leading e-commerce company in bikes and outdoor. The group runs numerous online shops across 14 European countries: Bikester, Addnature, CAMPZ, fahrrad.de and Brügelmann. "
target parent: Migros Genossenschaftsbund
target: Probikeshop
Probikeshop has a very wide range of products, with more than 450 different sports brands, its own private brands and exclusive brands, which are sold in the 7 online shops in France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$75
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 3/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

CycleTyres, acquired CubiertasMTB

synopsis: CycleTyres, a French online retailer specialized in the sale of bicycle tires, has purchased 100% of its Spanish counterpart CubiertasMTB. Founded in 2011 and based in La Carlota, Spain, CubiertasMTB sells mountain bike tires and accessories online.
buyer: CycleTyres
Founded in 2012 and based in Méry, France, CycleTyres is an online retailer of bicycle tires and accessories. They are bicycle tire specialists with 130 brands of tires, pumps and tools on sale. "
target: CubiertasMTB
CubiertasMTB is a Spanish online retailer specialized in the sale of mountain bike tires and accessories. CubiertasMTB was founded in 2011 and is based in La Carlota, Spain.
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closed 3/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

CycleTyres, acquired Cyclopneu

synopsis: CycleTyres, a French online retailer specialized in the sale of bicycle tires, acquired Cyclopneu, a company dedicated to the online sale of bicycle tires and components in Portugal. Cyclopneu was the first 100% Portuguese online shop for bicycle components and accessories.
buyer: CycleTyres
Founded in 2012 and based in Méry, France, CycleTyres is an online retailer of bicycle tires and accessories. They are bicycle tire specialists with 130 brands of tires, pumps and tools on sale. "
target: Cyclopneu
Cyclopneu is a company dedicated to the online sale of bicycle tires and components. Cyclopneu was the first 100% Portuguese online shop for bicycle components and accessories.
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announced 11/8/2016 via BusinessWire

SIGNA Retail, will acquire internetstores GmbH

synopsis: EQT has sold its investment in internetstores to SIGNA Retail. The partnership with SIGNA Retail will help internetstores enforce its multi-channel business. Internetstores Holding GmbH, Europe’s leading e-commerce company in bike and outdoor, sets its future course with the acquisition and has found a new, strong partner in SIGNA Retail.
buyer parent: Signa
buyer: SIGNA Retail
SIGNA Retail oversees all of the SIGNA Group’s retail sector operations. SIGNA Group comprises two core businesses: SIGNA Real Estate and SIGNA Retail. SIGNA Retail plays a significant part in leveraging the potential of city-centre stores through targeted, coordinated investments. "
target parent: EQT
target: internetstores GmbH
internetstores Holding GmbH is Europe’s leading e-commerce company in bikes and outdoors. The group runs numerous online shops across 14 European countries: Bikester, Addnature, CAMPZ, fahrrad.de and Brügelmann.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Halfords Group PLC, acquired Wheelies

synopsis: Car parts and bicycle retailer Halfords Group PLC has acquired Wheelies Direct Ltd, a large online retailer stocking thousands of products from over 400 cycle brands. Their products are available to buy direct online or with assistance from their knowledgeable customer service team in their call centre.
buyer: Halfords Group PLC (LSE:HFD:$1,506.31)
Halfords are the UK's leading retailer of automotive and cycling products with sales of almost £900m in the last financial year. They are also proud to be the leading operator of garage servicing and auto repair in the UK. "
target: Wheelies
Wheelies has been in the bike business since 1982, having grown from a small bike shop into a large online retailer stocking thousands of products from over 400 cycle brands.
price ($mm)
$27
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closed 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sports Nut GmbH, acquired BMO Bike-Mailorder GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Hostettler Group reported the acquisition of BMO Bike-Mailorder GmbH & Co. KG through Hoco Online GmbH, a newly established subsidiary of Hostettler's Sports Nut GmbH. Bike-Mailorder operates a German webshop offering a comprehensive range of bicycles, components and accessories.
buyer parent: Hostettler Group
buyer: Sports Nut GmbH
Sports Nut GmbH is a fast growing trading firm specialising in the distribution of high-quality brands in the segments mountain biking, city and urban cycling. Their comprehensive product line offers a mix of trendy, lifestyle-oriented brands from both the urban and road segments. "
target: BMO Bike-Mailorder GmbH & Co. KG
BMO Bike-Mailorder is a online retailer of bicycles, bicycle parts, and accessories in Germany.
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announced 2/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

Chain Reaction Cycles will be merged with Wiggle Ltd.,

synopsis: Online cycling retailers Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles have announced they are to merge in an effort to ‘strengthen their position’ in the online market. Chain Reaction Cycles, Ireland’s leading international e-commerce business, is a vibrant, fast-paced company filled with talented, passionate people.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: Wiggle Ltd.
Wiggle Ltd. engages in the online retail of equipment for cycling, running, and swimming for men, women, and kids in the United Kingdom and internationally. "
target: Chain Reaction Cycles
Chain Reaction Cycles, Ireland’s leading international e-commerce business, is a vibrant, fast-paced company filled with talented, passionate people. Chain Reaction Cycles is the world’s largest online bike store with the capability of dispatching up to 12 orders per minute.
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closed 2/18/2015 via Company Press Release

The Riverside Company, acquired Bike24

synopsis: The Riverside Company has invested in German cycling e-commerce specialist Bike24. Bike24 offers an array of bicycle components and related equipment to consumers across Europe and around the world. Bike24 has a leading position in the German market, with a recognized brand, and a great reputation in the bicycle enthusiast segment.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in growing businesses valued at up to $250 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 350 transactions. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 70 companies. "
target: Bike24
Bike24 is a Dresden-based online retailer specializing in cycling products. The company offers bike components to consumers across Europe and the rest of the world. An experienced customer service team of 20 bicycle experts supports customers and ensures they get the products they need.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$54
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 1/30/2013 via BNC Analysis

The Hut Group Ltd., acquired Pro Bike Kit Ltd.

synopsis: Pro Bike Kit Ltd. will join The Hut Group's lifestyle division and allow the buyer to expand its product base and improve cross-selling opportunities. Pro Bike Kit is an online road cycling retailer.
buyer: The Hut Group Ltd. (LSE:THG:$1,552.03)
Founded in 2004 and based in Northwich Cheshire, The Hut Group is an online retailing platform focused on fast moving consumer goods including Entertainment (Games, DVDs, CDs, Books), Electricals, Gadgets, Health & Beauty, Footwear, Gifting, Accessories, Toys, Underwear & Sports. "
target parent: Encore Capital LLP
target: Pro Bike Kit Ltd.
Founded in 1998 and based in Cumbria, United Kingdom, Pro Bike Kit is an online road cycling retailer. Core products include bicycle accessories, components, clothing, tyres and nutrition supplements.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 12/8/2011 via PE Hub

Bridgepoint, acquired Wiggle Ltd.

synopsis: Wiggle, the leading online cycling and tri-sports retailer, has been acquired by European private equity firm Bridgepoint. Portsmouth-based Wiggle was founded in 1999 initially to sell cycling accessories but by 2003 had expanded its offer to include running and swimming goods.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is one of the most experienced private equity investment firms based in Europe. With a clear, long-term focus on sectors where it can invest in robust middle market companies, it typically acquires businesses valued between €200 million and €1 billion. "
target parent: ISIS Equity Partners LLP
target: Wiggle Ltd.
Founded in 1999, Wiggle Ltd. is the leading online cycling and tri-sports retailer. Its expertise lies in offering incredible deals on a superb range of top quality mountain bikes, road bikes, bike parts and cycle accessories to buy.
price ($mm)
$282
rev ($mm)
$135
EBITDA ($mm)
$16
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
19.0x
closed 2/3/2021 via BNC Analysis

BHG Group AB, acquired IP-Agency Finland Oy

synopsis: Sweden-based BHG Group AB has acquired 51 percent of IP Agency Finland Oy, a leading online company specialising in products for sports and leisure. IP Agency's products are made up of proprietary brands that are sold mainly in Finland, Sweden, Belgium, the DACH region, and the US.
buyer: BHG Group AB (OM:BHG:$1,068.32)
Sweden-based BHG is the number 1 consumer e-commerce company in the Nordics. With an ecosystem of online stores supported by physical destinations and services, BHG offers the market’s leading range of well-known brands, totaling close to 1 million unique products. "
target: IP-Agency Finland Oy
IP-Agency Finland Oy is an online professional consumer goods design, development, sourcing, and logistics company for major retailers in the Nordic region. They provide a wide range of products specializing in fitness and outdoor activities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$22
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closed 9/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Entro Marketing Pty Limited, acquired Back To Sport

synopsis: Entro Marketing Pty Limited, owner of BodyHeal, an online retailer for sports injury supplies, has acquired Back To Sport, an online shop focusing on physiotherapy and rehabilitation supplies that help athletes and sports people to prevent and recover from most sport injuries. Both companies are based in Australia.
buyer: Entro Marketing Pty Limited
Entro Marketing Pty Limited is a family-owned company and are experts in the world of sports injury supplies. It is also the owner of BodyHeal, another online retailer for sports injury supplies. "
target: Back To Sport
Back To Sport is an online shop focusing on physiotherapy and rehabilitation supplies that help athletes and sports people to prevent and recover from most sport injuries. They are based in Australia.
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announced 2/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Footway Group AB, will acquire Sportamore AB

synopsis: Footway Group AB, a Swedish web-based platform and online retailer of shoes, will acquire Sportamore AB. Headquartered in Bromma, Sweden, Sportamore is a leading online retailer in the Nordic region of sport-related products. Sportamore sells over 30,000 products from around 300 different brands representing more than 30 different sports.
buyer: Footway Group AB (OM:FOOT B:$99.81)
Sweden-based Footway is a web-based platform and online retailer of shoes that enables customers and manufacturers to meet. The company works with crowdsourcing, AI, and data-driven automation tools to improve its service with both customers and suppliers worldwide. "
target: Sportamore AB (OM:SPOR:$101.44)
Sweden-based Sportamore is the Nordic region's leading and fastest-growing technology company that sells sport-related products online. Sportamore sells over 30,000 products from around 300 different brands representing more than 30 different sports.
price ($mm)[EV]
$45 [$62]
rev ($mm)
$103
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
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0.6x
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42.4x
closed 9/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Equistone Partners Europe, acquired Motoblouz

synopsis: Equistone Partners Europe, one of Europe’s leading investors in mid-market buyouts, has acquired a majority stake in Motoblouz from Inspirational Stores. Motoblouz is the leading online retailer of motorcycle accessories and clothing in the French market.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe Limited is an independent investment firm owned and managed by the former executives of Barclays Private Equity. Their team of 35 investment professionals operates across France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams. "
target parent: Inspirational Stores
target: Motoblouz
Motoblouz is the leading online retailer of motorcycle accessories and clothing in the French market. Since 2015 the Company has focused on expanding its international footprint and is now active within the Spanish, Italian, UK and German markets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
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announced 7/17/2019 via Market Watch

Equistone Partners Europe, will acquire Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services

synopsis: Moody's Corp. has agreed to sell its Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services business to Equistone Partners Europe Ltd, a private-equity firm. Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services is a leading provider of high-value research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector. They are based in London, UK.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe is an independent investment firm that invests as a strategic partner alongside management teams. In each of their markets they look for strong businesses with the potential to grow, supported by their capital and guided by their experience. "
target parent: Moody's Corporation
target: Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services
Based in London, UK, Moody’s Analytics Knowledge Services is a leading provider of high-value research, analytics and business intelligence to the financial services sector.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PE Hub

PIA Performance Interactive Alliance, will acquire UDG United Digital Group GmbH

synopsis: PIA (Performance Interactive Alliance), a portfolio company of Equistone Partners Europe, announces the acquisition of UDG United Digital Group, a service provider specialising in digital user experience (UX) and technology, from EQT.
buyer parent: Equistone Partners Europe
buyer: PIA Performance Interactive Alliance
PIA Performance Interactive Alliance is one of the leading digital agency groups in Germany. The company offers display advertising and marketing, website analytics solutions, Search Engine Optimization/Advertising campaigns, social media marketing and brand management. "
target parent: EQT
target: UDG United Digital Group GmbH
UDG United Digital Group is a leading agency for digital marketing. It develops digitisation strategies for smart brands, implementing unique brand experiences and lead them to a measurable success.
price ($mm)
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$45
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closed 9/7/2018 via Company Press Release

PIA Performance Interactive Alliance, acquired tab gmbH

synopsis: PIA Performance Interactive Alliance, one of the leading digital agency groups in Germany, has announced it has acquired TAB gmbH. TAB offers acquisition, tracking, reporting and optimization, to strategic campaign planning and creative assets.
buyer parent: Equistone Partners Europe
buyer: PIA Performance Interactive Alliance
PIA Performance Interactive Alliance is one of the leading digital agency groups in Germany. The company offers display advertising and marketing, website analytics solutions, Search Engine Optimization/Advertising campaigns, social media marketing and brand management. "
target: tab gmbH
TAB offers acquisition, tracking, reporting and optimization, to strategic campaign planning and creative assets. TAB's in-house traffic solutions include a private distribution platform, app conversion, attribution tracking and optimization tools.
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closed 8/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Inspired Thinking Group Limited, acquired Connect Group

synopsis: Inspired Thinking Group (ITG) has announced the acquisition of technology-centric marketing agency, Connect Group. With offices in Birmingham, Wolverhampton and London, Connect creates immersive connections between brands and customers through creatology, their unique approach to marketing.
buyer parent: Equistone Partners Europe
buyer: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
Inspired Thinking Group (ITG) is a specialist marketing services and technology business that helps brands and retailers improve efficiency, speed, cost and control of their marketing operations. ITG has a marketing resource management platform (Media Centre) as well as a eCRM and data division. "
target: Connect Group
Based in the UK, Connect Group creates immersive connections between clients' brands and customers through creatology, their unique approach of combining data, insight, creativity, and technology to create meaningful connections.
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closed 6/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Vitruvian Partners LLP, acquired Travel Counsellors

synopsis: U.K. private-equity firm Vitruvian Partners has acquired travel company Travel Counsellors Ltd. from Equistone Partners Europe. Founded in 1994, UK-based Travel Counsellors operates a technology platform that allows 1,800 self-employed consultants to provide travel advice and arrange trips for leisure and business customers.
buyer: Vitruvian Partners LLP
Vitruvian Partners is an independent European private equity firm that invests in Dynamic Situations. They target growth capital and management buyout deals, investing between €25m-€250m in companies typically valued between €75m-€750m+. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: Travel Counsellors
Travel Counsellors operates a technology platform that allows 1,800 self-employed consultants to provide travel advice and arrange trips for leisure and business customers. The company is based in Manchester, with operations in the Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa, Australia and the UAE.
price ($mm)
$333
rev ($mm)
$250
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EV / rev
1.3x
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closed 3/1/2018 via Company Press Release

PIA Performance Interactive Alliance, acquired Appico GmbH

synopsis: PIA Performance Interactive Alliance, one of the leading digital agency groups in Germany, has acquired German-based Appico, a user experience and interface design studio. Appico helps enterprises approach things from the needs of the user. They specialize in App Development, Web Development, Data Analytics and Brand Identity.
buyer parent: Equistone Partners Europe
buyer: PIA Performance Interactive Alliance
PIA Performance Interactive Alliance is one of the leading digital agency groups in Germany. The company offers display advertising and marketing, website analytics solutions, Search Engine Optimization/Advertising campaigns, social media marketing and brand management. "
target: Appico GmbH
Based in Germany, Appico is a user experience and interface design studio. They help enterprises approach things from the needs of the user and turn complex processes into simple and consumer relatable solutions. They specialize in App Development, Web Development, Data Analytics and Brand Identity.
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closed 10/12/2017 via PE Hub

Equistone Partners Europe, acquired Inspired Thinking Group Limited

synopsis: Equistone Partners Europe has acquired a majority stake Inspired Thinking Group (“ITG”), a Birmingham-headquartered technology-led provider of outsourced marketing services. ITG helps global brands and retailers deliver their multi-channel marketing more efficiently and effectively, utilising its proprietary software platform, “MediaCentre”.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe is an investment firm, which operates across France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams. They look for strong businesses with the potential to grow, supported by their capital and guided by their experience. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: Inspired Thinking Group Limited
Inspired Thinking Group (ITG) is a specialist marketing services and technology business. ITG helps global brands and retailers deliver their multi-channel marketing more efficiently and effectively, utilising its proprietary software platform, “MediaCentre”.
price ($mm)
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$118
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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announced 7/28/2017 via PE Hub

Equistone Partners Europe, will acquire Bruneau

synopsis: Equistone Partners Europe has agreed to acquire Bruneau, a French online distributor of office furniture and supplies. The seller is Weinberg Capital Partners. Founded over 60 years ago, Bruneau offers a wide range of products for all professionals.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe Limited is an independent investment firm owned and managed by the former executives of Barclays Private Equity. Their team of 35 investment professionals operates across France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams. "
target parent: Weinberg Capital Group
target: Bruneau
Bruneau is one of France’s leading online distributors of office furniture and supplies. Founded over 60 years ago, the Group offers a wide range of products for all professionals.
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rev ($mm)
$364
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 4/7/2017 via Company Press Release

ChartCo, acquired Docmap AS

synopsis: The Norwegian software business Docmap AS has been acquired by ChartCo. Docmap® AS, based in Oslo, was founded in 2005 and provides world-class solutions within the Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) operations on vessels and ashore.
buyer parent: Equistone Partners Europe
buyer: ChartCo
ChartCo, is the world's longest-established and largest distributor of navigational data, nautical charts, marine technical publications and digital products. Innovative solutions combined with global locations mean that ChartCo can provide a market leading solution to the most demanding of fleets. "
target: Docmap AS
Docmap® AS, based in Oslo, was founded in 2005 and provides world-class solutions within the Health, Safety, Environmental and Quality (HSEQ) operations on vessels and ashore. Docmap® 8 software operates through standard web browsers, incorporates modules for audit control and risk assessment.
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closed 10/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Finizy, acquired MerciHenri.com

synopsis: Meilleurtaux.com, a leading French provider of advice on mortgage solutions backed by Equistone Partners Europe, has announced the acquisition of the insurance comparison website MerciHenri.com through its holding company Finizy.
buyer parent: Equistone Partners Europe
buyer: Finizy
Finizy is the trusted third party on the French market. Finizy offers information, comparison, consulting and intermediation on financial products and services for individuals and professionals. "
target: MerciHenri.com
MerciHenri.com, which has served over 3 million customers since its inception in 2011, is the only insurance comparison website within the French market whose offering extends beyond price comparisons.
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closed 9/28/2016 via Company Press Release

Equistone Partners Europe, acquired Motoblouz

synopsis: Equistone Partners Europe, one of Europe’s leading investors in mid-market buyouts, has acquired a majority stake in Motoblouz from Inspirational Stores. Motoblouz is the leading online retailer of motorcycle accessories and clothing in the French market.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe Limited is an independent investment firm owned and managed by the former executives of Barclays Private Equity. Their team of 35 investment professionals operates across France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams. "
target parent: Inspirational Stores
target: Motoblouz
Motoblouz is the leading online retailer of motorcycle accessories and clothing in the French market. Since 2015 the Company has focused on expanding its international footprint and is now active within the Spanish, Italian, UK and German markets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 6/3/2016 via Company Press Release

Equistone Partners Europe, acquired ChartCo

synopsis: ECI has announced the sale of ChartCo Limited to Equistone Partners.ChartCo is the world's principal provider of navigational data, nautical charts, marine technical publications, compliance data and digital services. ChartCo began provides the leading navigational software platform, PassageManager, to the commercial marine industry.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe Limited is an independent investment firm owned and managed by the former executives of Barclays Private Equity. Their team of 35 investment professionals operates across France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams. "
target parent: ECI Partners
target: ChartCo
ChartCo, is the world's longest-established and largest distributor of navigational data, nautical charts, marine technical publications and digital products. Innovative solutions combined with global locations mean that ChartCo can provide a market leading solution to the most demanding of fleets.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$59
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/15/2015 via Company Press Release

Technicolor SA, acquired The Mill

synopsis: Technicolor announces the acquisition of London-based The Mill, the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry. Founded in 1990, The Mill is consistently recognized by peers and clients as a premier visual effects provider for both advertising agencies and brands.
buyer: Technicolor SA (ENXTPA:TCH:$4,513.87)
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Their licensing business possesses an intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and sound technologies. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: The Mill
The Mill is the world’s largest visual effects and content creation studio for the advertising industry. Founded in 1990, The Mill is consistently recognized by peers and clients as a premier visual effects provider for both advertising agencies and brands.
price ($mm)
$292
rev ($mm)
$171
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2014 via Company Press Release

Blue Summit Media, acquired SoQuero GmbH

synopsis: Intershop Communications AG, a leading independent provider of innovative solutions for omni-channel commerce, sold its online marketing subsidiary, SoQuero GmbH, to Blue Summit Media GmbH. The SoQuero agency serves some 60 clients in the search and social media marketing sector.
buyer parent: Equistone Partners Europe
buyer: Blue Summit Media
Blue Summit Media is an online business marketing company that plans and implements search engine optimization and search engine advertising campaigns. Operating out of its Munich headquarters with more than 100 employees, it advises companies such as Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa and Germanwings. "
target parent: Intershop Communications
target: SoQuero GmbH
SoQuero is an online marketing agency with core competences in product data marketing, search and social media, SoQuero ensures that websites become a motor of lead generation and is found at the right time and with the right contents resulting in a lasting growth of sales.
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closed 3/28/2014 via BNC Analysis

Equistone Partners Europe, acquired Performance Interactive Alliance

synopsis: Equistone Partners Europe has taken a majority stake in newco Performance Interactive Alliance (PIA), which will integrate four German digital marketing businesses Performance Media, Econda, Blue Summit Media and Delasocial.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe is an independent investment firm owned and managed by the former executives of Barclays Private Equity. Their team of 33 investment professionals operates across France, Germany, Switzerland and the UK, investing as a strategic partner alongside management teams. "
target: Performance Interactive Alliance
Through Performance Interactive Alliance, clients will benefit from access to the following integrated services: display advertising and marketing, website analytics solutions, SEO and SEA campaigns and social media marketing and brand management.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$193
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/2/2013 via PE Hub

Sun European Partners, LLP, acquired Paragon Print & Packaging

synopsis: Equistone Partners Europe Limited announced the successful sale of its investment in Paragon Print & Packaging Limited, alongside its co-investor LDC, to an affiliate of Sun European Partners. Paragon is the UK’s leading manufacturer of responsible packaging for the retail food and non-food industry.
buyer parent: Sun Capital Partners
buyer: Sun European Partners, LLP
Sun European Partners, LLP is the European adviser to Sun Capital Partners, Inc., that focuses on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market leading companies throughout Europe that can benefit from its in-house operating professionals and experience. "
target parent: Equistone Partners Europe
target: Paragon Print & Packaging
The Paragon Print and Packaging Group is the UK leader in manufacturing responsible packaging products for fresh and chilled Food, Ambient food, Beverage, Personal Care, Household and Healthcare retail market sectors.
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closed 4/19/2011 via Reuters

Barclays Private Equity, acquired The Mill

synopsis: Barclays Private Equity bought a majority stake in visual effects company The Mill, attracted by its exposure to the advertising market and rapidly growing emerging markets. The Mill, which opened its first office in London's Soho district in 1990, produces digital visual effects for brands such as Nike and Adidas.
buyer parent: Barclays PLC
buyer: Barclays Private Equity
Barclays Capital is the investment banking division of Barclays Bank PLC. With a distinctive business model, Barclays Capital provides large corporate, government and institutional clients with a full spectrum of solutions to their strategic advisory, financing and risk management needs. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: The Mill
The Mill is a recognised global brand for creating seamless visual effects. It is also a leader in design, animation, live action content direction, VFX brand accounts, versioning and global adaptations, digital content creation and distribution.
price ($mm)
$195
rev ($mm)
$122
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/1/2009 via PR Newswire

Barclays Private Equity, acquired Bounty Group Limited

synopsis: Kaboose Inc., one of the largest family-focused online media companies in the world, announced that it completed the previously announced sale of Kaboose's UK subsidiary, Bounty Group Limited, to Romeo Bidco Limited, an affiliate of Barclays Private Equity Limited.
buyer parent: Barclays PLC
buyer: Barclays Private Equity
Barclays Private Equity is one of Europe’s leading mid-market private equity firms. "
target parent: Kaboose, Inc.
target: Bounty Group Limited
Bounty has created and maintained the UK’s premier parenting club with over 3 million members, we have a unique insight into the needs and wants of the young family life stage and can harness this knowledge and access to help you.
price ($mm)
$78
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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 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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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 ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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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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 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:$4,833.48)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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 $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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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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closed 1/28/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Martin Wolf LLC, acquired IT ExchangeNet

synopsis: martinwolf M&A Advisors - a leading M&A Advisory firm exclusively focusing on middle-market IT Services, Solution Provider and Software companies - announced the acquisition of IT ExchangeNet (ITX), a leader in facilitating smaller mid-market IT M&A transactions.
buyer: Martin Wolf LLC
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with an office in New York, martin wolf is a leading M & A Advisory focused on middle market companies in the IT Services, IT Supply Chain, and Software space. "
target: IT ExchangeNet
Founded in 1998 by technology CEOs and M & A professionals, and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, IT ExchangeNet (ITX) is an organized and efficient marketplace for owners of small mid-market IT businesses seeking buyers or strategic partners.
price ($mm)
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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 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Aion Bank, acquired ETFmatic LTD

synopsis: Aion Bank, a full-service digital bank based in Brussels, has acquired ETFmatic, a London-based robo-advisor and Aion’s partner since last year. The deal has been approved by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). ETFmatic’s proprietary investment platform and management team will be integrated into Aion’s operations.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Aion Bank
Aion, based in Belgium, is a subscription-only digital bank with a modern human touch, offering a wide range of services to individual and business customers. Seated in Brussels, it operates under a Belgian banking licence and offers customers convenient ways to optimize savings and expenses. "
target: ETFmatic LTD
ETFmatic, based in the UK, provides their customers with an easy way to manage their investment goals. The Company uses index based investment strategies and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to construct and manage investment portfolios tailored to their customers' personal preferences and situations.
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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.
price ($mm)
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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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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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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: 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)
$622.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$534.00
EBIT ($mm)
$487.00
Net Income ($mm)
$320.00
Employees
0
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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: GIMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gimv
Gimv
Gimv is a European investment company with over three decades of experience in private equity and venture capital. Gimv currently manages around EUR 1.8 billion (including co-investment partnerships) of investments in about 50 portfolio companies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$197.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$156.94
EBIT ($mm)
$155.75
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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