Like Allegro Group Sp. Ltd.

announced 10/14/2016 via Financial Times

Cinven, Mid Europa Partners LLP, Permira, will acquire Allegro Group Sp. Ltd.

synopsis: Funds advised by Cinven Limited, Permira Advisers Ltd. and Mid Europa Partners LLP agreed to acquire Allegro Group, an online auction website based in Poznań, from Naspers Limited, the South African media group.
buyer: Cinven
buyer: Permira
buyer: Mid Europa Partners LLP
Cinven Limited is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. Permira Advisors Ltd is a global investment firm. Mid Europa Partners is an independent private equity investment firm focused on Central and Eastern Europe. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Allegro Group Sp. Ltd.
Allegro is an online auction website based in Poznań and was formed in 1999. Immensely popular in Poland, Allegro is ranked 194th among the world's most used online websites by Alexa Internet compared to eBay UK at 92nd and eBay Germany at 77th as of Dec 2014.
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closed 8/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Brian Graves, acquired Everything but the House

synopsis: Everything but the House co-founder Brian Graves has regained control of the online auction company with a $3.5 million purchase of its assets and trade name. Everything But The House is a curated & authenticated marketplace to find & sell everything worth owning.
buyer: Brian Graves
Brian Graves is the founder of the estate auction site, Everything But the House. EBTH specializes in connecting interesting items collected from homes and consignment partners across the country to people seeking the uncommon. "
target: Everything but the House
Everything But The House is a curated & authenticated marketplace to find & sell everything worth owning. They specialize in connecting interesting items collected from homes and consignment partners across the country to people seeking the uncommon.
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$3.50
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announced 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Alfio Bardolla, will acquire Aste Giudiziarie

synopsis: Alfio Bardolla, the leading company in Europe in personal financial training, will be acquiring Aste Giudiziarie, a proprietary platform that aggregates real-estate properties in auction, targeting individuals who want to buy their first home at a discount and through a team of professionals.
buyer: Alfio Bardolla (BIT:ABTG:$10.90)
Based in Italy, Alfio Bardolla is the leading company in Europe in personal financial training that helps people become financially free. Through their seminars and products, they teach people how to develop methods to create and manage financial assets. "
target: Aste Giudiziarie
Based in Italy, Aste Giudiziarie is a proprietary platform that aggregates real-estate properties in auction, targeting individuals who want to buy their first home at a discount and through a team of professionals, accompanies them throughout the judicial operation of the chosen property.
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$0.17*
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closed 6/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Pale Fire Capital, acquired Aukro.cz

synopsis: Pale Fire Capital, a Czech Republic company that focuses on venture capital investments primarily in genuine and Internet media ideas, has acquired Aukro, Czech Republic's largest online marketplace that focuses on public auctions, sales and purchases at a fixed price.
buyer: Pale Fire Capital
Headquartered in Czech Republic, Pale Fire Capital focuses on venture capital investments primarily in genuine and Internet media ideas. They are strategic investors that offer their experience and contacts. "
target: Aukro.cz
Aukro is Czech Republic's largest online marketplace. It focuses on public auctions, sales and purchases at a fixed price. Aukro is also open to professional sellers, where buyers can return or claim goods as in e-shop.
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closed 3/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Copart, Inc., acquired Vincent Auto Solutions

synopsis: Copart, a global online vehicle auction company, announced the acquisition of Vincent Auto Solutions (VAS). VAS has been a leader in the remarketing of total-loss and fleet vehicles in the western Kentucky region for over a decade.
buyer: Copart, Inc. (CPRT:$1,873.69)
Copart is a global leader in online vehicle auctions. Their innovative technology and online auction platform links sellers to members in over 170 countries. The company offers services to process and sell salvage and clean title vehicles to dealers, dismantlers, rebuilders, exporters and end users."
target: Vincent Auto Solutions
For over a decade Vincent Auto Solutions has been a leader in the remarketing of total-loss, fleet and damaged vehicles through their proprietary online auction. Registered buyers gain access to their inventory of late-model salvage cars, trucks, ATVs, marine, farm and heavy equipment.
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closed 12/12/2018 via Company Press Release

Apax Partners, acquired Trade Me Ltd

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners have completed the acquisition of 100 percent of Trade Me. Trade Me is the leading online marketplace and classified advertising platform in New Zealand, spanning auctions and fixed price sales for new and used goods, with automotive, real estate and employment businesses.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is an independent global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies. Funds advised by Apax Partners typically invest in large companies. The Funds invest in four sectors: Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare, and Consumer. "
target: Trade Me Ltd (NZSE:TME:$171.53)
Trade Me is the leading online marketplace and classified advertising platform in New Zealand, spanning auctions and fixed price sales for new and used goods, with automotive, real estate and employment businesses. It also has web businesses specialising in accommodation and dating.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,757 [$1,801]
rev ($mm)
$172
EBITDA ($mm)
$97
EV / rev
10.5x
EV / EBITDA
18.5x
closed 7/9/2018 via PR Web

StorageTreasures, LLC, acquired StorageStuff.Bid

synopsis: StorageTreasures, LLC, the storage industry’s leading online auction platform, announced it has acquired StorageStuff.Bid, a well-respected competing online storage auction site. StorageStuff.Bid has experience with self storage lien sales and use their knowledge to assist users and make the process easier.
buyer parent: OpenTech Alliance
buyer: StorageTreasures, LLC
StorageTreasures is a web based business that will revolutionize the way in which the contents of self storage units are marketed and publicly auctioned after the lessee has failed to pay rent. The site mediates between the operational systems and the public buyer who are interested in a unit. "
target: StorageStuff.Bid
StorageStuff.Bid is an online web portal that provides a place for users to list or buy storage units with an experienced staff. StorageStuff.Bid has experience with self storage lien sales and uses their knowledge to assist users and make the process easier.
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closed 6/28/2018 via Company Press Release

EP SAS, acquired Kadran

synopsis: EP SAS, a start-up leader of PropTech in France, has acquired Kadran, the leading online real estate auction platform. Based in France, Kadran has established a name for itself in the real estate sector. They make it possible for professionals to stand out and for individuals to sell or buy houses with the help of professionals.
buyer: EP SAS
EP, a start-up leader of PropTech in France, offers the first Business & Services platform of the world of housing and building [home management] for professionals in the sector. EP decided to release, analyze and redistribute data to revolutionize the housing market. "
target: Kadran
Based in France, Kadran is the leading online real estate auction platform. Professionals can stand out by increasing their rate of exclusive mandates or by liquidating their stocks. Individuals can offer their property for sale by a licensed professional or register on the platform to buy housing.
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closed 4/4/2018 via PR Newswire

SouChe, acquired Cheyipai

synopsis: SouChe, a Chinese car trading site that sells used cars from dealerships across China, has acquired Cheyipai, an online used car marketplace in China that allows people to bid on used cars in over 600 cities. Cheyipai provides inspection reports so buyers can view the exact conditions of the vehicle before they place their bid.
buyer: SouChe
SouChe is a Chinese car trading site that sells used cars from dealerships across China. In addition to selling used cars, the company also provides financing for customers to buy new vehicles for a year, which they can then purchase outright, trade in for a new model or hand back. "
target: Cheyipai
Cheyipai is an online used car marketplace in China that allows people to bid on used cars in over 600 cities. Cheyipai provides inspection reports so buyers can view the exact conditions of the vehicle before they place their bid. The company has evaluated and traded over 3 million used cars.
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announced 3/13/2018 via GlobeNewswire

ibid4storage.com will be merged with SelfStorageAuction.com,

synopsis: iBid4Storage.com, a global online self-storage auction company, is merging with SelfStorageAuction.com, one of America’s largest and fastest growing online self-storage auction companies. Based in Canada, iBid4Storage.com enables self-storage operators to list an unlimited number of units for auction each month.
buyer: SelfStorageAuction.com
SelfStorageAuction.com is a free website that makes it easy and convenient to find online or live on-site auctions at participating self-storage facilities in North America. It provides self-storage facilities and auction bidders a full range of services in one convenient location. "
target: ibid4storage.com
Based in Canada, iBid4Storage.com enables self-storage operators to list an unlimited number of units for auction each month. Sellers can include full descriptions of items as well as photographs and video. Registered bidders can search for sales in their area, review the unit and bid online.
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announced 5/17/2017 via Reuters

Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group Co., Ltd., will acquire Zhejiang Art Media Auction Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group Co., Ltd., owner and operater the Zhejiang Daily, Qianjiang Evening News, and Zhejiang Online newspapers, plans to buy a 51 percent stake in Zhejiang Art Media Auction Co., Ltd., a provider of online auction services for antiques, calligraphy, paintings and other fine works of art.
buyer: Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group Co., Ltd. (SHSE:600633:$511.85)
Zhejiang Daily Digital Culture Group Co., Ltd. engages in the newspaper media business. It operates Zhejiang Daily, Qianjiang Evening News, and Zhejiang Online newspapers, as well as approximately 35 media and winger network platforms. The company was formerly known as Zhejiang Daily Media Group. "
target: Zhejiang Art Media Auction Co., Ltd.
Zhejiang Art Media Auction Co., Ltd. provides online auction services of antiques, calligraphy, paintings and other fine works of art. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Zhejiang Province, China.
price ($mm)
$5.39*
rev ($mm)
$4
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EV / rev
2.8x
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announced 5/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Eclipx Group, will acquire Grays eCommerce Group

synopsis: Eclipx Group, an established leader in vehicle fleet leasing, fleet management and diversified financial services in Australia and New Zealand, has agreed to acquire Grays eCommerce Group, Australia’s largest eCommerce group. Grays operates graysonline.com, an auctioneer Website that offer products in various categories.
buyer: Eclipx Group
Eclipx Group is a leader in vehicle fleet leasing, fleet management and diversified financial services. The Group helps consumers and businesses access the funds they need to operate through fleet leasing, vehicle sales, commercial equipment finance and consumer motor vehicle finance solutions. "
target: Grays eCommerce Group (ASX:GEG:$101.88)
Grays eCommerce Group is Australia’s largest eCommerce group. By leveraging existing operations, sourcing capabilities, and eCommerce experience Grays eCommerce Group is well positioned to be the leading online international auctioneer and Australasian retail destination.
price ($mm)[EV]
$132 [$134]
rev ($mm)
$103
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
1.3x
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13.4x
announced 4/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

Flipkart Online Services Pvt Ltd, will acquire eBay India

synopsis: India’s largest online retailer Flipkart is acquiring eBay India, India's leading online marketplace. It is a unique and exciting marketplace with the largest person-to-person trading community in the country.
buyer: Flipkart Online Services Pvt Ltd
Flipkart is India’s leading ecommerce marketplace offering more than 30 million products cross 70+ categories including Books, Media, Consumer Electronics and Lifestyle. Flipkart is known for its path-breaking services like Cash on Delivery, and a 30-day replacement policy. "
target parent: eBay
target: eBay India
eBay India is India's leading online marketplace. It is a unique and exciting marketplace with the largest person-to-person trading community in the country.
price ($mm)
$225
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closed 3/15/2017 via PR Newswire

Car Liquidation, acquired Public Auction Finder

synopsis: Public Auction Finder gladly announces that they are now under a new ownership. The new ownership made it possible for Public Auction Finder to partner with the two largest auto sales and auction groups in the nation: Car Liquidation and RepoKar. Public Auction Finder engages in developing and operating an online auction site.
buyer: Car Liquidation
Car Liquidation was created to help car sellers increase their ranking throughout the automotive market. Car Liquidation is an online site where sellers and auctioneers list their cars. They are one of the largest auto sales and auction groups in the nation. "
target: Public Auction Finder
Public Auction Finder engages in developing and operating an online auction site. It is a wide platform where auctioneers grow their businesses online. At the same time, bidders looking for automobile, jewelry, home, or other auctions anywhere in the country will find amazing deals.
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mercari, acquired Zawatt Inc.

synopsis: Japanese C2C (consumer-to-consumer) marketplace app producer Mercari announced that it will acquire Zawatt, a startup that develops and manages social media applications. It develops Smaoku, which sells second-hand branded goods online. Both companies are based in Tokyo, Japan.
buyer: Mercari
Mercari, Ltd. operates an online resale marketplace platform, which allows users to sell their goods to the seekers, through a customer-to-customer (C2C) channel. Mercari's app is a 'Craigslist/eBay for mobile'. The company was founded in 2013 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Zawatt Inc.
Zawatt is a startup that develops and manages social media applications. It develops Smaoku, which sells second-hand branded goods online. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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closed 12/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

ABN AMRO Holding N.V., Vortex Capital Partners, acquired Cars On The Web

synopsis: Vortex Capital Partners and Dutch ABN Amro Participaties, the investment branch of ABN AMRO Bank, have acquired a majority stake in the European used-car auction site CarsOnTheWeb for an undisclosed amount. The company currently sells 40,000 used cars a year and intends to use the funds raised to expand that to 100,000 annually.
buyer: ABN AMRO Holding N.V.
buyer: Vortex Capital Partners
Vortex Capital Partners is an active venture capital firm investing in technology(-enabled) companies in the Benelux. ABN AMRO provides a broad range of financial services through its businesses Retail & Private Banking and Commercial & Merchant Banking. "
target: Cars On The Web
Based in Tienen, Belgium, CarsOnTheWeb.com is an online auction website. They offer new and used vehicles, including passenger cars, delivery vans and light trucks to car traders and dealers in Europe and beyond.
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announced 5/12/2016 via New York Times

Paddle8 will be merged with Auctionata,

synopsis: Auctionata and Paddle8 are expected to announce that they will merge, seeking to create a bigger specialist in selling art online with a broader international reach. Over the last five years, Paddle8 has sought to shake up the world of online art auctions. In Europe, Auctionata has tried to do the same in its own way.
buyer: Auctionata
Auctionata brings the world of unique works of art, antiques and luxury collectibles to the internet. As the inventor of the livestream auction, Auctionata broadcasts auctions in real-time and provides an online auction room that is accessible to bidders worldwide via desktop and mobile devices. "
target: Paddle8
Founded in 2011, Paddle8 is an online art auctioneer. It is the largest online auction platform in the United States and has a strong brand recognition as a marketplace for art and luxury collectibles. Paddle8's clients are connected to the most covetable objects sourced from a worldwide network.
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closed 1/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

OpenTech Alliance, acquired Storage Treasures, Inc.

synopsis: OpenTech Alliance Inc., a Phoenix-based provider of self-storage kiosks, call-center services and other technology, has acquired a majority stake in StorageTreasures.com. The company is an online-auction website that serves self-storage businesses and auction buyers.
buyer: OpenTech Alliance
OpenTech provides solutions that connect storage owners with tenants. Through the development of a complete line of automated kiosks, call center services and online renting, the INSOMNIAC brand has become an integral part of the self-storage industry. "
target: Storage Treasures, Inc.
StorageTreasures.com is the internet’s leading storage auction information portal, online storage auction marketplace and local self storage locator.
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closed 10/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Chideo, acquired Charitybuzz

synopsis: Chideo, the first and only charity broadcast network connecting celebrities with their fans in the spirit of driving awareness and raising money for important causes, announced its acquisition of majority stake in Charitybuzz, the online charity auction platform that has raised over $150 million to date for its nonprofit clients.
buyer: Chideo
Chideo is the first and only charity broadcast network connecting celebrities with their fans in the spirit of driving awareness and raising money for important causes around the world. Chideo also offers a dedicated platform to distribute original cause-focused content via TV, web and mobile app. "
target: Charitybuzz
Charitybuzz raises funds for non-profits around the globe through online auctions with the world's most recognizable celebrities and brands. Charitybuzz brings its online community of bidders exclusive opportunities to live their dreams and make a difference.
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closed 2/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

Storage Battles Inc. merged with Storage Treasures, Inc.,

synopsis: StorageBattles.com, North America's largest and fastest growing online self-storage auction company, is merging with StorageTreasures.com, a web-based national self-storage locater and auction services. The new company will bring efficiencies and significant cost savings to self-storage facility owners.
buyer: Storage Treasures, Inc.
StorageTreasures.com is a free, social site to find live on-site storage auctions at any self-storage facility across the United States and Canada. Members also can bid on storage units online from participating facilities. "
target: Storage Battles Inc.
StorageBattles.com is a web portal that allows storage facilities to post their auctions online, eliminating live auctions entirely. The idea was created by storage professionals who were frustrated with holding live auctions at their stores.
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closed 12/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Allegro Group Sp. Ltd., acquired eBilet.pl

synopsis: Allegro, a leading online marketplace in Poland, has acquired a majority stake in eBilet.pl, the largest online ticket sales platform in Poland. eBilet.pl offers tickets for a variety of cultural and entertainment events in Poland. Consumers can buy tickets for theaters, concerts, sports, operas, conventions and more.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Allegro Group Sp. Ltd.
Allegro is a leading online marketplace in Poland. Allegro offers products in various categories, including electronics, fashion, home and garden, grocery, child, beauty, health, culture and entertainment, sport and more. They also offer a classifieds section for cars and real estate. "
target: eBilet.pl
eBilet.pl is the largest online ticket sales platform in Poland. eBilet.pl offers tickets for a variety of cultural and entertainment events in Poland. Consumers can buy tickets for theaters, concerts, sports, operas, conventions and more.
price ($mm)
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$43
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announced 10/14/2016 via Financial Times

Cinven, Mid Europa Partners LLP, Permira, will acquire Allegro Group Sp. Ltd.

synopsis: Funds advised by Cinven Limited, Permira Advisers Ltd. and Mid Europa Partners LLP agreed to acquire Allegro Group, an online auction website based in Poznań, from Naspers Limited, the South African media group.
buyer: Cinven
buyer: Permira
buyer: Mid Europa Partners LLP
Cinven Limited is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. Permira Advisors Ltd is a global investment firm. Mid Europa Partners is an independent private equity investment firm focused on Central and Eastern Europe. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Allegro Group Sp. Ltd.
Allegro is an online auction website based in Poznań and was formed in 1999. Immensely popular in Poland, Allegro is ranked 194th among the world's most used online websites by Alexa Internet compared to eBay UK at 92nd and eBay Germany at 77th as of Dec 2014.
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$3,253
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

One.com, acquired Digital Garden AS

synopsis: Denmark-based One.com, a leading European provider of web hosting services and domain names to private customers, small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs), and small-office home-offices, has acquired Digital Garden, a Norwegian web hosting business that provides domain names, web hosting, email hosting, and several add-on products predominantly to SMEs.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: One.com
One.com is an innovative supplier of web hosting services. Established in 2002 in Denmark, One.com is one of the leading companies in Europe within the provision of domain names and sales of web hosting services to small to medium enterprises (‘SMEs’) and small-office home-offices (‘SOHOs’). "
target: Digital Garden AS
Digital Garden is one of Norway’s leading web hosting businesses. Digital Garden was formed through the merger of UniWeb and FastName and provides domain names, web hosting, and email hosting as well as several add-on products predominantly to small-to-medium enterprises.
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announced 3/6/2019 via PE Hub

Cinven, will acquire INSEEC U.

synopsis: International private equity firm, Cinven announced that it has agreed to the acquisition of INSEEC U., a leading European institution of private higher education and research. INSEEC U. offers degrees and accreditation programs principally in Management & Business, Engineering, Communications & Marketing and Political Science.
buyer: Cinven
Cinven, headquartered in the UK, is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. The firm focuses entirely on larger European buyouts. They focus their industry expertise in six sectors: business services, financial services, healthcare, industrials, consumer, and TMT. "
target parent: Career Education Corporation
target: INSEEC U.
INSEEC U. is a French private institution of higher education and multidisciplinary research in Management, Engineering, Communication and Political Science. It trains 25,000 students and managers every year, from Bachelor to DBA, in its partner institutions and universities in Europe and Asia.
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closed 12/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cinven, acquired One.com

synopsis: One of the biggest providers of domain names and web hosting in Europe with around 1.5 million customers, Denmark-based One.com has been sold by private equity firm Accel-KKR to Cinven, another private equity firm that focuses on investments in Europe.
buyer: Cinven
Cinven is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. The firm hfocuses entirely on larger European buyouts. They focus their industry expertise in six sectors: business services, financial services, healthcare, industrials, consumer, and TMT. "
target parent: Accel-KKR
target: One.com
Established in 2002 in Denmark, One.com is one of Europe’s leading providers of domain names and web hosting services to small to medium enterprises (‘SMEs’) and small-office home-offices (‘SOHOs’). One.com has 270 employees and serves more than 1 million customers, with a focus on Northern Europe.
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closed 12/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Allegro Group Sp. Ltd., acquired eBilet.pl

synopsis: Allegro, a leading online marketplace in Poland, has acquired a majority stake in eBilet.pl, the largest online ticket sales platform in Poland. eBilet.pl offers tickets for a variety of cultural and entertainment events in Poland. Consumers can buy tickets for theaters, concerts, sports, operas, conventions and more.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Allegro Group Sp. Ltd.
Allegro is a leading online marketplace in Poland. Allegro offers products in various categories, including electronics, fashion, home and garden, grocery, child, beauty, health, culture and entertainment, sport and more. They also offer a classifieds section for cars and real estate. "
target: eBilet.pl
eBilet.pl is the largest online ticket sales platform in Poland. eBilet.pl offers tickets for a variety of cultural and entertainment events in Poland. Consumers can buy tickets for theaters, concerts, sports, operas, conventions and more.
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$43
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closed 1/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

NEC Corp., acquired Northgate Public Services

synopsis: NEC Corporation has announced the acquisition of UK-based IT services company Northgate Public Services Limited. Established in 1969, NPS develops software and services for the public sector, mainly in the UK, and employs approximately 1,400 software engineers throughout the UK and India.
buyer: NEC Corp. (TSE:6701:$26,762.75)
NEC Corporation is a Japanese multinational provider of information technology services and products, headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It provides IT and network solutions to business enterprises, communications services providers and to government agencies. "
target parent: Cinven
target: Northgate Public Services
Established in 1969, Northgate Public Services develops software and services for the public sector, mainly in the UK, and employs approximately 1,400 software engineers throughout the UK and India.
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$644
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closed 11/6/2017 via PR Web

BioClinica, Inc., acquired MDDX

synopsis: Bioclinica, a specialty clinical trials services and technology provider, has acquired MDDX, a developer of tools that have been used by researchers in dozens of global research trials. MDDX has created the most advanced cloud research image management platform that provides a private, searchable online image repository with a 20-year lifespan.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: BioClinica, Inc.
Bioclinica is a specialty services provider that utilizes expertise and technology to create clarity in the clinical trial process. Bioclinica is organized into three business segments to deliver focused service and multifaceted technologies. "
target: MDDX
MDDX has developed nearly a dozen tools that have been used by thousands of researchers in dozens of global research trials. The company has created the most advanced cloud research image management platform that provides a private, searchable online image repository with a 20-year lifespan.
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announced 10/14/2016 via Financial Times

Cinven, Mid Europa Partners LLP, Permira, will acquire Allegro Group Sp. Ltd.

synopsis: Funds advised by Cinven Limited, Permira Advisers Ltd. and Mid Europa Partners LLP agreed to acquire Allegro Group, an online auction website based in Poznań, from Naspers Limited, the South African media group.
buyer: Cinven
buyer: Permira
buyer: Mid Europa Partners LLP
Cinven Limited is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. Permira Advisors Ltd is a global investment firm. Mid Europa Partners is an independent private equity investment firm focused on Central and Eastern Europe. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: Allegro Group Sp. Ltd.
Allegro is an online auction website based in Poznań and was formed in 1999. Immensely popular in Poland, Allegro is ranked 194th among the world's most used online websites by Alexa Internet compared to eBay UK at 92nd and eBay Germany at 77th as of Dec 2014.
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closed 11/30/2015 via PR Newswire

CPA Global, acquired Innography

synopsis: CPA Global, the world's leading specialist in intellectual property (IP) software and services, announced the acquisition of premier IP search and analytics software provider Innography. Innography wants to bring big data analytics to the IP market and position the role of IP-related insights at the forefront of the business decision-making.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's leading IP management services and software specialist. Trusted by many of the world's best-known corporations and law firms to help them manage risk, cost and capacity, and realise greater value for their businesses and IP assets. "
target: Innography
Innography provides answers to questions about intellectual property to help organisations improve their business. Innography's software suite combines unique correlation and visualisation technologies to enable users to gain insights for managing, extending and exploiting their patent portfolios.
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closed 1/22/2014 via AP - Associated Press

CPA Global, acquired Patrafee

synopsis: CPA Global, one of the world's top intellectual property (IP) management and software specialists, announced the acquisition of leading Nordic IP services provider Patrafee AB. Patrafee AB offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target: Patrafee
Patrafee is an intellectual property (IP) services and software company. It offers services and software solutions for the management of IP Rights to law firms and IP Rights holders worldwide. Patrafee has more than 30 years' experience of IP management as a market leader in the Nordic countries.
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closed 2/20/2013 via BNC Analysis

CPA Global, acquired First To File

synopsis: CPA Global acquired IP-focused document management company First To File Inc. First To File, Inc. develops and delivers IP information management technology solutions.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: CPA Global
CPA Global is the world's top intellectual property management specialist, and a leading provider of legal services outsourcing. CPA Global supports many of the world's best known corporations and law firms with a range of IP and broader legal services. "
target: First To File
First To File, Inc. develops and delivers IP information management technology solutions. First to File’s® Electronic File Room™ is the world’s leading web-based, patent prosecution and management service.
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closed 8/3/2011 via PR Newswire

Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., purchased Six Mathematics Textbook Programs from Key Curriculum Press

synopsis: Key Curriculum Press has sold six high school mathematics textbook programs to Kendall Hunt Publishing. Key Curriculum Press develops effective, high-quality mathematics and science instructional materials and software. In addition, it offers professional development workshops, online courses and webinars.
buyer: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.
Kendall Hunt Publishing Company publishes educational curricula for kindergarten, college, medical, and professional education. It offers curriculum programs, and professional and supplemental materials for teachers and other educators. "
seller parent: Cinven
seller: Key Curriculum Press
Key Curriculum Press develops effective, high-quality mathematics and science instructional materials and software. In addition, the company offers professional development workshops, online courses and webinars to educators.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 2/2/2010 via Capital IQ

EQT Funds Management Limited, Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, acquired Springer Science & Business Media

synopsis: EQT, a leading European private equity fund, and GIC Special Investments, the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”), have acquired 82% and 18% respectively of Springer Science+Business Media, the world’s second-largest scientific, technical and medical publisher.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited
buyer: Government of Singapore Investment Corporation
EQT is a leading private equity group with operations in in Northern and Eastern Europe and Asia. Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (“GIC”) is a global investment management company established in 1981 to manage Singapore's foreign reserves. "
target parent: Cinven
target: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$3,358
rev ($mm)
$1,227
EBITDA ($mm)
$367
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.6x
closed 6/4/2008 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., purchased higher education titles from Key Curriculum Press

synopsis: Global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. has acquired a list of higher education mathematics and statistics titles from Key College Publishing, the higher education division of Key Curriculum Press. Key Curriculum Press is a publisher of inquiry-based textbooks, software and supplemental materials for elementary, middle and high school students.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,800.07)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
seller parent: Cinven
seller: Key Curriculum Press
Key Curriculum Press specializes in print and electronic media for mathematics and is regarded in the USA as a pioneer in the effort to reform the mathematics curricula. The newly developed programs are aimed especially at the college and high school market.
price ($mm)
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announced 7/5/2007 via Company Press Release

Springer Science & Business Media, will acquire Spektrum Akademischer Verlag

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media and Elsevier GmbH have signed a binding agreement for the acquisition by Springer of the assets and liabilities of Spektrum Akademischer Verlag from Elsevier. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag (SAV) specializes in scientific publications.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Spektrum Akademischer Verlag
Spektrum Akademischer Verlag specialises in scientific publications and was acquired by Elsevier from Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck in 2003. The publishing programme includes 700 books and 3 journals, including the magazine BIOSpektrum. The vast majority of SAV’s publications are in German.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2007 via

Springer Science & Business Media, purchased 29 journals, including Society from Transaction Publishers Incorporated

synopsis: Transaction Publishers is selling its journals portfolio to Springer Science+Business. In a move that will considerably expand its social sciences offering, Springer has acquired 29 journals from the New Jersey-based specialist publisher.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners. "
seller: Transaction Publishers Incorporated
Transaction Publishers is a major independent publisher of social scientific books, periodicals and serials. Transaction's mission is scholarly and professional inquiry into the nature of society. Transaction offers publications in older, established disciplines as well as recently established ones.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/1/2006 via BNC Analysis

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired MediMedia USA

synopsis: Vestar Capital Partners together with members of MediMedia has closed the purchase of MediMedia, an innovative specialty healthcare communications, publishing and patient education company, from Cinven, The Carlyle Group and Apax Partners.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading international private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. The firm's investment strategy is targeted towards companies in the U.S., Europe, and Japan with valuations in the $100 million to $5 billion range. "
target parent: Cinven
target: MediMedia USA
MediMedia’s products and services include integrated and comprehensive health management programs, patient education content, and applications purchased by healthcare stakeholders: physicians, patients, employers, hospitals, health plans and pharmaceutical companies.
price ($mm)
$605
rev ($mm)
$280
EBITDA ($mm)
$53
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
11.5x
closed 9/5/2006 via BusinessWire

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Humana Press

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media has announced its acquisition of Humana Press Inc. a leading publisher of research-level books and journals in molecular biology, neuroscience, cancer research, and medicine.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners. "
target: Humana Press
Humana Press is a major worldwide publisher of books and journals in molecular biology, neuroscience, cancer research, and medicine.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/10/2005 via PR Newswire

Springer Science & Business Media, acquired Current Medicine Group

synopsis: Springer Science+Business Media (Springer) has acquired the Current Medicine Group (CMG), a leading publisher for the healthcare community. CMG is based in the United Kingdom and the United States and consists of four different operating units.
buyer parent: Cinven
buyer: Springer Science & Business Media
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners. "
target: Current Medicine Group
Current Medicine, Current Science, and Science Press Group have joined forces to bring you an even wider range of products and services. Under the banner of Current Medicine Group (CMG) we can now provide you with everything from review journals, monographs and image collections to specialist websi
price ($mm)
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closed 8/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Elsevier Health Sciences, purchased MediMedia MAP from MediMedia International

synopsis: Elsevier, a leading global healthcare and scientific publisher, announced today that it has bought MediMedia's professional medical publishing businesses ("MediMedia MAP").
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Elsevier Health Sciences
Elsevier Health Sciences is the global leader in healthcare and medical publishing through imprints such as Mosby, Churchill Livingstone, Harcourt and WB Saunders. It publications cover the full spectrum of primary medical research, clinical practice and allied healthcare. "
seller parent: Cinven
seller: MediMedia International
MediMedia's business expertise is in healthcare education and information. The company focuses on media for both professionals (physicians, dentists, veterinarians and pharmacists) and consumers. The company has four broad product groups: drug information systems, journals and customised communicat
price ($mm)
$340
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2003 via BusinessWire

Candover Parters Ltd, Cinven, acquired BertelsmannSpringer

synopsis: Transaction of BertelsmannSpringer legally completes 9/16/03. Cinven and Candover, two of Europe’s leading investment companies, have bought BertelsmannSpringer. As of the Frankfurt Bookfair 2003 to be renamed Springer Science+Business Media.
buyer: Cinven
buyer: Candover Parters Ltd
Cinven is one of Europe's leading private equity providers. Founded in 1977, the firm has been a totally independent business since 1995, focusing entirely on larger European buyouts. "
target parent: Bertelsmann AG
target: BertelsmannSpringer
Springer Science+Business Media is a publishing company for specialist knowledge and information. They publish textbooks, reference works, databases and provide online services used by both academics, students and practitioners.
price ($mm)
$1,086
rev ($mm)
$756
EBITDA ($mm)
$169
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA
7.1x
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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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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EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($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.
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)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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)
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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:$38.04)
Founded in 1982, Educational Holding Group was the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. The group has grown manifold with a portfolio that covers the entire educational life-cycle, ranging from K-12, tertiary education and vocational training and development.
price ($mm)
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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 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

synopsis: Wealthsimple Financial Inc., Canada's leading online investing service, announced it has acquired Canadian ShareOwner Investments Inc., the country's first automated investment manager.
buyer: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is Canada's leading online investment manager, making smart and simple investing accessible to all Canadians with low minimums and low fees. Their on-demand financial planning services and investment advice educate clients and keep their investments on track. "
target: ShareOwner
ShareOwner (Canadian ShareOwner Investments) has been providing independent investment education and low-cost investing services to retail investors since 1987.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

synopsis: Evercore announced that it has acquired the operating businesses of ISI International Strategy & Investment (“ISI”). ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
buyer: Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR:$1,004.73)
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions. "
target: ISI Group, Inc.
ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI strives to be the Street’s best investment research resource for their clients' money management performance. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
price ($mm)
$132
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/1/2010 via BNC Analysis

FXCM Inc., acquired ODL Securities

synopsis: ODL Group Limited (“ODL”), a leading, independent forex, derivatives, equities and commodities broker, has been acquired by US-based FXCM Holdings LLC (“FXCM”), a leading global forex broker that caters to both retail and institutional markets.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
target: ODL Securities
ODL Securities Limited (ODLS) commenced trading early in 1995. Initially it specialised in derivatives and equities but recently has seen significant growth in foreign exchange, equity CFDs, Corporate and Government bond trading and other over-the-counter (OTC) products.
price ($mm)
$55
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

VinaCapital Investment Management, acquired Smartly Pte Ltd

synopsis: VinaCapital, one of Vietnam’s leading investment management and real estate development firms, has acquired Smartly, a Singapore-based, financial technology company building a new-generation robo-advisor, providing a digital wealth management platform to retail investors.
buyer: VinaCapital Investment Management
Founded in 2003, VinaCapital is one of Vietnam’s leading investment management and real estate development firms, with a diversified portfolio of USD1.8 billion in assets under management. "
target: Smartly Pte Ltd
Smartly is a Singapore-based, financial technology company building a new-generation robo-advisor, providing a digital wealth management platform to retail investors.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV, acquired TradersOnly BV

synopsis: LYNX, a Dutch specialist in online investing, has acquired TradersOnly, the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
buyer: Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV
LYNX is a Dutch specialist in online investing. LYNX provides investors with access to more than 100 exchanges in 20 countries through its user-friendly trading platform. The company was founded in 2006 and has been active on the Dutch market since 2007. "
target: TradersOnly BV
TradersOnly is the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

MobiKwik, acquired Clearfunds

synopsis: MobiKwik, India's largest independent mobile payments network, has acquired Clearfunds, an online investment advisor that allows users to buy direct mutual funds from any Mutual Fund Company in India. Clearfunds' robo-advisory platform provides financial planning and investment recommendations via web and mobile to India’s mass affluent.
buyer: MobiKwik
MobiKwik is India's largest independent mobile payments network connecting 107 million users with more than 3 million direct merchants. MobiKwik allows users to load money into a digital wallet and make secure 1-tap payments for online or offline purchases. "
target: Clearfunds
Clearfunds is an online investment advisor that allows users to buy direct mutual funds from any Mutual Fund Company in India. Their robo-advisory platform provides financial planning and investment recommendations via web and mobile to India’s mass affluent.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Niyogin Fintech Ltd., acquired Moneyfront

synopsis: Niyogin, a non-banking finance company in India, has acquired a 50.1% stake in Moneyfront, an online robo-advisory and investment platform in India. Moneyfront helps its users invest in mutual funds and other fixed-income instruments. Users can manage their investments through a customizable portfolio management system and earn superior returns.
buyer: Niyogin Fintech Ltd. (BSE:538772:$2.40)
Founded in 1988, Niyogin is a non-banking finance company in India. The company helps small businesses with their financial needs, whether it is collateral free access to credit for working capital, financing small projects, expanding businesses or purchasing inventory. "
target: Moneyfront
Moneyfront is an online robo-advisory and investment platform in India. Moneyfront helps its users invest in mutual funds and other fixed-income instruments. Users can manage their investments through a completely customizable portfolio management system and earn superior returns.
price ($mm)
$1.67*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan, acquired Arab Finance Brokerage Company

synopsis: Arab Finance Brokerage Co. announced a group of investors finalized the acquisition of 100% of Arab Finance. Among the new shareholders, were market experts Mohamed Radwan, Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan. Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector.
buyer: Mohamed Radwan & Omar Radwan
Mohamed Radwan is the Ex-Board member In Pharos Securities and Omar Radwan is the former Head of Asset Management in HC Securities & Investment. "
target: Arab Finance Brokerage Company
Arab Finance is one of the most prestigious and well-known news websites in the financial sector. Arab Finance has one of the oldest news portal covering the Egyptian EGX and macroeconomic news. In addition, Arab Finance also provides its services as a brokerage house specialized in online trading.
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eBay
Founded in 1995 in San Jose, Calif., eBay Inc. connects millions of buyers and sellers globally on a daily basis through eBay, the world’s largest online marketplace, and PayPal, which enables individuals and businesses to securely, easily and quickly send and receive online payments.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$10,065.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,001.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,307.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
14100
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Ticker: MELI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MercadoLibre
MercadoLibre
MercadoLibre is Latin America’s leading e-commerce technology company. Through MercadoLibre.com and MercadoPago.com, it provides solutions to individuals and companies buying, selling, advertising, and paying for goods online.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,500.89
EBITDA ($mm)
$35.44
EBIT ($mm)
($8.97)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5582
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Ticker: TSE:3964
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aucnet, Inc.
Aucnet, Inc.
Based in Japan, Aucnet Inc. provides information distribution services for auctions. The company engages in the IT auction and distribution of used cars, motorcycles, cut flowers, digital equipment, medical equipment, as well as brand items and used PCs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$174.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$41.60
EBIT ($mm)
$28.07
Net Income ($mm)
$15.05
Employees
590
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Ticker: DB:ART
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
artnet
artnet
artnet is the leading online resource for the international art market and the premier destination to buy, sell and research art online. Founded in 1989, artnet is the original art market disruptor.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$18.61
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.10
EBIT ($mm)
$0.92
Net Income ($mm)
$1.02
Employees
113
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Ticker: NTES
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc.
NetEase, Inc. is a leading internet technology company in China. Dedicated to providing online services centered around content, community, communication and commerce, NetEase develops some of China’s most popular PC-client and mobile games, e-commerce businesses, advertising and e-mail services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$10,750.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,998.42
EBIT ($mm)
$1,637.88
Net Income ($mm)
$1,273.77
Employees
23687
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Ticker: GRPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Groupon, Inc.
Groupon, Inc.
Groupon is a global leader of local commerce and the place to start to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company's global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,503.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$128.93
EBIT ($mm)
$70.09
Net Income ($mm)
$8.11
Employees
6576
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Ticker: DB:HFG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HelloFresh
HelloFresh
As the world's leading meal kit provider, HelloFresh supplies everything subscribers need to prepare delicious home-cooked meals that require no planning, no shopping and no hassle. Every ingredient needed for their thousands of exclusive recipes is carefully planned and delivered to users' doors.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,245.49
EBITDA ($mm)
($79.36)
EBIT ($mm)
($88.66)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2715
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Ticker: LSE:JE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Just Eat
Just Eat
Just Eat operates the world’s leading online market place for takeaway delivery. Headquartered in London, they use proprietary technology to offer a quick and efficient online ordering service for over 8 million users and over 45,700 takeaway restaurants.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,103.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$170.25
EBIT ($mm)
$115.79
Net Income ($mm)
$49.73
Employees
4772
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Ticker: DB:DHER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Delivery Hero
Delivery Hero
Delivery Hero is the leading global online food ordering and delivery marketplace. Present in more than 40 countries, their online marketplaces, which may be accessed over multiple channels, including mobile, provide a personalized and simple way of ordering food from a selection of restaurants.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$975.25
EBITDA ($mm)
($334.99)
EBIT ($mm)
($384.05)
Net Income ($mm)
$597.72
Employees
20608
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Ticker: CVNA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carvana
Simply put, Carvana is a better way to buy a car. People can browse, finance, and purchase a car online and have it delivered to them as soon as the next day.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$858.87
EBITDA ($mm)
($143.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($155.31)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1864
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Ticker: NYSE:GRUB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GrubHub, Inc.
GrubHub, Inc.
GrubHub is one of the nation's largest portfolios of online and mobile takeout food ordering and delivery services. The company's platforms and services strive to make takeout better through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms and an improved delivery experience.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$840.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$175.31
EBIT ($mm)
$119.31
Net Income ($mm)
$127.40
Employees
2125
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Ticker: TSE:3092
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Start Today Co., Ltd.
Start Today Co., Ltd.
Start Today Co., LTD. is a Japan-based company engaged in the E-commerce (EC) business which operates Internet shopping site under the name of ZOZORESORT, as well as the provision of other related services. Start Today operates an online shopping site "ZOZOTOWN" for apparel.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$723.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$271.80
EBIT ($mm)
$256.81
Net Income ($mm)
$166.68
Employees
800
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Ticker: TREE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
LendingTree, Inc.
LendingTree, Inc.
LendingTree, Inc. operates the nation's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$723.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$91.76
EBIT ($mm)
$71.88
Net Income ($mm)
$92.07
Employees
523
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Ticker: ETSY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Etsy Inc.
Etsy Inc.
Etsy operates marketplaces where millions of people around the world connect, both online and offline, to make, sell and buy unique goods. Etsy also offers a wide range of seller services and tools that help creative entrepreneurs start, grow and manage their businesses.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$652.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$119.51
EBIT ($mm)
$100.88
Net Income ($mm)
$96.10
Employees
914
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Ticker: TSEC:2614
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eastern Media International Corp
Eastern Media International Corporation is principally engaged in television shopping and Internet shopping business. The Company operates U-Life, a television shopping channel and U-Mall, an online shopping mall.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$356.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.21
EBIT ($mm)
($0.62)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
333
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$12,803.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,628.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,045.00
Net Income ($mm)
$3,738.00
Employees
0
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,683.13
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,495.95
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
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,568.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,555.67
Employees
0
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,068.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,458.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,400.50
Net Income ($mm)
$379.10
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: 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
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,653.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,498.31
EBIT ($mm)
$1,494.66
Net Income ($mm)
$1,509.24
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
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,539.25
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$196.94
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: SWX:PGHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 900 institutional investors worldwide. They have USD 66 billion in assets under management and more than 950 professionals across 19 offices worldwide.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,024.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$626.28
EBIT ($mm)
$620.16
Net Income ($mm)
$587.63
Employees
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$865.94
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$36.16
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: 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
2018
rev ($mm)
$244.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$205.78
EBIT ($mm)
$204.62
Net Income ($mm)
$119.37
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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Ticker: LSE:SVI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SVG Capital plc
SVG Capital plc
SVG Capital invests in private equity and private equity related assets. The investment objective of the Company is to conduct an orderly realisation of its assets and to progressively return cash to shareholders.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$161.36
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$120.84
Net Income ($mm)
$150.15
Employees
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