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closed 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspiring Learning

synopsis: Inspiring Learning, a UK headquartered provider of residential activity centres and educational trips for primary and secondary school children, has been acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is a European private equity firm. With over EUR 20 billion of capital raised to date, it typically focuses on acquiring well managed companies in attractive sectors with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. "
target: Inspiring Learning
Inspiring Learning is the UK’s largest independent provider of experiential learning for schools and young people, working with 250,000 children a year from all types of schools (state and private, primary and secondary, UK and international) and youth groups who stay with them for between 3-5 days.
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announced 5/19/2021 via Company Press Release

EMERITUS Institute of Management Pte. Ltd., will acquire iD Tech

synopsis: iD Tech officially joins hands with Emeritus, the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. In 1999, iD Tech pioneered the very first tech camps for kids and teens. They've since grown from 280 to 50,000 students per year.
buyer: EMERITUS Institute of Management Pte. Ltd.
Emeritus is the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. EMERITUS offers online courses in collaboration with top ranked academic institutions including MIT, Columbia, Dartmouth, and more. "
target: iD Tech
In 1999, iD Tech pioneered the very first tech camps for kids and teens. They've since grown from 280 to 50,000 students per year, spreading their Silicon Valley startup culture around the world and online. iD Tech unlocks brilliance at the world’s premier destination for STEM education.
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$200
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

LaunchLife International Inc., acquired Engineering For Kids, Inc.

synopsis: Canadian EdTech Investment firm LaunchLife International has acquired Engineering for Kids, Inc., a company that offers educational events for kids to engage with engineering activities. The acquisition increases LaunchLife International’s global presence to 250-plus locations in over 30 countries, delivering both adult and children’s education.
buyer: LaunchLife International Inc.
LaunchLife is a Canadian EdTech company specializing in franchising education platforms. Its flexible, supportive environment empowers dedicated learners to achieve their learning goals. The company is comprised of Academy of Learning Career College, Pitman Training, and School is Easy Tutoring. "
target: Engineering For Kids, Inc.
Engineering For Kids inspires kids ages 4 to 14 by exploring engineering concepts in a fun, hands-on way. The company offers afterschool programs, evening classes, camps, birthday parties, and special events designed to present kids with challenging yet accessible engineering activities.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Learning Group, acquired Ardmore Language Schools Limited

synopsis: Major schools business Cognita, via its Active Learning Group division, has acquired Ardmore Language Schools, a veteran junior summer program business which has operations in both the UK and US. For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language.
buyer parent: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
buyer: Active Learning Group
Active Learning Group is a portfolio of exciting brands, each of which specialise in experiential learning for children, spanning outdoor education for schools, and summer camps and daycare for children during the school holidays. "
target: Ardmore Language Schools Limited
For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language. They pride themselves on delivering summer school programmes to the highest standards with a constant focus on student experience, safety and fun.​
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closed 8/3/2018 via PR Newswire

OneSmart International Education Group Limited, acquired Tianjin Huaying Education Co. Ltd.

synopsis: OneSmart International Education Group Limited, one of the largest premium K-12 after-school education service provider in China, announced that it has through its affiliates acquired 100% equity interest of Tianjin Huaying Education Co. Ltd. ("Huaying"), one of the largest K-12 after-school education service provider based in Tianjin.
buyer: OneSmart International Education Group Limited (ONE:$375.79)
OneSmart International Education Group Limited is the largest premium K-12 after-school education service provider in China in terms of revenue in 2016 and 2017. Their vision is to build the most trusted "Third Classroom" outside of home and school. "
target: Tianjin Huaying Education Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1986, Huaying is one of the largest and most reputable after-school education service providers in Tianjin with approximately 20 learning centers and annual student enrollment of more than 70,000.
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announced 1/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co Ltd, will acquire Longwen Education

synopsis: Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co., Ltd., a provider of semiconductor lighting products and integrated solutions, is acquiring Longwen Education, a company that helps parents manage their children's after-school studies online.
buyer: Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co Ltd
Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co., Ltd. is a provider of semiconductor lighting products and integrated solutions. The company is also involved in the manufacture and distribution of LED displays. They are based in China. "
target: Longwen Education
Longwen Education Group is a company that helps parents manage their children's after-school studies online. They are based in Beijing, China.
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$309
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announced 6/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Acacia Training Ltd., will acquire Learning Wings Pte Ltd.

synopsis: MBH is expanding its portfolio even further with the 100% acquisition of Learning Wings Pte Ltd, one of Singapore's leading education companies, serving non-profit organisations and schools across the republic of Singapore. Learning Wings will reside under Acacia Training Limited.
buyer parent: MBH Corporation plc
buyer: Acacia Training Ltd.
UK-based Acacia Training is an OFSTED Good training provider offering training in Health & Social Care, Childcare, Dental Nursing & Mental Health First Aid. Acacia delivers vocational qualifications, short courses, and bespoke training tailored to each client's exact requirements. "
target: Learning Wings Pte Ltd.
Learning Wings was established in 2000, serving children in the Primary and Pre-school levels in Singapore. Having partnered with Singapore Ministry of Education schools and non-profit organization, the company has worked with over 680,000 students in over 138 primary schools.
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closed 4/14/2015 via Company Press Release

Alphabest Education, Inc., acquired Enrich and Grow Academy, LLC

synopsis: Alphabest Education, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaplan Early Learning Company, has acquired Enrich and Grow Academy, LLC. Alphabest designs and operates extended day, summer and tutoring programs for students. Enrich and Grow Academy is the largest provider of after-school enrichment programs to elementary and middle schools in New Jersey.
buyer parent: Kaplan Early Learning Company
buyer: Alphabest Education, Inc.
Alphabest Education, Inc. offers a unique after school program model that combines a safe, supervised environment necessary for working parents with an expanded learning curriculum to assist schools to meet their goals. "
target: Enrich and Grow Academy, LLC
Enrich and Grow Academy is the largest provider of After-School Enrichment Programs to Elementary and Middle Schools in New Jersey. Enrich and Grow Academy also provides the largest number of different After-School Enrichment subjects.
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closed 5/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Graduation Alliance, acquired Advance Path Academics

synopsis: Graduation Alliance announced an expansion of its services through an acquisition of AdvancePath Academics. Graduation Alliance has provided online education, intensive support services and workforce preparation options to school districts, states, community colleges and workforce investment boards across the country.
buyer: Graduation Alliance
Graduation Alliance has given schools and communities across the nation the resources and support needed to help individuals reach their educational and career goals. Graduation Alliance develops highly effective alternative education and workforce training programs. "
target: Advance Path Academics
AdvancePath Academics, Inc. is a provider of alternative education solution. They create innovative partnerships with districts and high schools to recover, educate, and graduate out-of-school youth and students at risk of not earning their high school diplomas.
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announced 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Prairie Capital, will acquire Right At School

synopsis: Prairie Capital VI, LP partnered with the founder and other key members of the Right At School management team to recapitalize this rapidly growing educational services business. Headquartered in Evanston, IL, Right At School utilizes a school’s facility to provide distinctive and enriching before and after school programs for children.
buyer: Prairie Capital
Prairie Capital is a leading source of private equity for the acquisition of family and entrepreneur-owned businesses. Prairie focuses exclusively on being the first private equity investor in growth oriented, U.S. based companies with EBITDA of $4 to $12 million. "
target: Right At School
Right At School is the fastest growing provider of after school programming in North America. Through its proprietary curriculum and deep investments in educator training, Right At School drives social-emotional learning and experiential education in an environment where students are having fun.
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closed 5/8/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired Brookside Academy

synopsis: O2B Kids, a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S., acquired Brookside Academy. Brookside Academy, founded in 1999, has two locations in Alpharetta and Johns Creek, suburbs of Atlanta, GA.  It provides services such as infant and toddler care, preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
buyer: O2B Kids
O2B Kids is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S. O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. "
target: Brookside Academy
Brookside Academy, founded in 1999, has two locations in Alpharetta and Johns Creek, suburbs of Atlanta, GA. It provides services such as infant and toddler care, preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
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closed 12/3/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired Home Away From Home

synopsis: O2B Kids, a premier provider of early education services, has acquired Home Away From Home (or "HAFH"), a provider of high-quality early education services in southeast Florida. HAFH operates preschools providing families with an education-focused and enriched environment for infant care, preschool, afterschool and summer camp services.
buyer parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: O2B Kids
O2B Kids is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S. O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. "
target: Home Away From Home
Based in Palm Beach, Florida, Home Away From Home (or "HAFH") operates preschools providing families with an education-focused and enriched environment for infant care, preschool, afterschool and summer camp services.
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closed 3/27/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired The Village Academy, Inc.

synopsis: O2B Kids, a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S., completed the acquisition of The Village Academy, an early education services business with three facilities in St. Augustine, Florida.
buyer: O2B Kids
O2B Kids is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S. O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. "
target: The Village Academy, Inc.
Founded in 1981, The Village Academy is an early education service provider with three facilities in St. Augustine, Florida. The Village Academy offers a variety of services including preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
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closed 1/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Frontline Technologies Group LLC, acquired EDTRAININGCENTER

synopsis: Frontline Technologies has acquired EDTRAININGCENTER. The company is an online training provider for the K-12 education community. EDTRAININGCENTER is a cloud-based professional development resource.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies provides web-based solutions for the K-12 education industry, primarily focusing on human capital management. Frontline first entered the K-12 market in 1998 with Aesop, the first automated substitute placement and absence management system to offer both the phone and web. "
target: EDTRAININGCENTER
EDTRAININGCENTER is the nation’s leading provider of online training and professional development to the K12 industry. Their trainings and educational resources provide educators and other school based employees the skills they need to help students and schools succeed.
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closed 6/15/2012 via BNC Analysis

Korona Invest, acquired Kissankulman muksut Oy

synopsis: Korona Invest acquired 75% of Cat's Corner Muksut Ltd (Kissankulman muksut Oy), a day care and after school facility.
buyer: Korona Invest
Korona Invest is entrepreneurial based private equity fund management company. The company currently manages two funds, which are Health Fund Ltd and Service Fund I. Capital under management amount to EUR 73 million. "
target: Kissankulman muksut Oy
Cat's Corner Muksut Ltd (Kissankulman muksut Oy) is a day care center that provides after-school facilities.
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$2
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closed 8/15/2011 via BNC Analysis

Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc., acquired Fredericksburg Children's Academy, Inc.

synopsis: Audax, together with Phoenix Children's Academy, acquired Fredericksburg Children's Academy (FCA) from private owners. FCA, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is an early education center providing private pre-school, before-school, and after-school services for children aged six weeks through five years.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc.
Phoenix Children's Academy is an operator of full- and part-time specialized community child care centers and elementary schools in North America, with over 100 locations focused on the development and early education of children ranging from six weeks to 12 years old. "
target: Fredericksburg Children's Academy, Inc.
Fredericksburg Children's Academy, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is an early education center providing private pre-school, before-school, and after-school services for children aged six weeks through five years.
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closed 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspiring Learning

synopsis: Inspiring Learning, a UK headquartered provider of residential activity centres and educational trips for primary and secondary school children, has been acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is a European private equity firm. With over EUR 20 billion of capital raised to date, it typically focuses on acquiring well managed companies in attractive sectors with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. "
target: Inspiring Learning
Inspiring Learning is the UK’s largest independent provider of experiential learning for schools and young people, working with 250,000 children a year from all types of schools (state and private, primary and secondary, UK and international) and youth groups who stay with them for between 3-5 days.
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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.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astorg, Bridgepoint, acquired Fenergo

synopsis: Irish fintech Fenergo has been acquired from New York-based venture capital firm Insight Partners by two private equity firms, Paris-based Astorg and London-based Bridgepoint. Founded in 2009, Fenergo builds software to help banks and asset managers with regulatory compliance and managing client data.
buyer: Astorg
buyer: Bridgepoint
Paris-based Astorg and London-based Bridgepoint are two private equity firms. Astorg is a global private equity firm with over €10 billion of assets under management. Bridgepoint is a major international alternative asset fund management group. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Fenergo
Fenergo is the leading provider of Know-Your-Customer (KYC) and Client Lifecycle Management (CLM) software solutions for financial institutions. Founded in 2009, Fenergo builds software to help banks and asset managers with regulatory compliance and managing client data.
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$1,098
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$107
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closed 4/21/2021 via Company Press Release

Cambridge Education Group, acquired iheed

synopsis: Cambridge Education Group (CEG) and Bridgepoint have announced the acquisition of online medical education specialists, iheed, as part of their education portfolio. Est in 2014, iheed is an Irish online medical education organisation. heed partners with world leading medical universities to transform the delivery of postgraduate medical education.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: Cambridge Education Group
Since 1952, Cambridge Education Group has been delivering the highest quality academic programmes, providing a valuable stepping-stone for thousands of students to progress onto the world's leading universities and maximise their career opportunities. "
target: iheed
Established in 2014, iheed is an Irish online medical education organisation. Built by doctors and healthcare professionals, iheed partners with world leading medical universities to reimagine and transform the delivery of postgraduate medical education.
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closed 4/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

QualiTest Group, acquired Comply LTD

synopsis: Qualitest, the world’s leading AI-powered, engineering-driven software testing and quality assurance company, has acquired Comply, an Israeli company that specializes in quality assurance for pharma and digital health. Comply offers solutions for R&D, quality management, sample management, and more.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: QualiTest Group
Qualitest is the world's largest independent managed services provider of quality assurance and testing solutions. As a strategic partner, Qualitest helps brands move beyond functional testing to adopt new innovations such as automation, AI, and crowd-sourced UX testing. "
target: Comply LTD
Comply is an Israeli company that specializes in quality assurance for pharma and digital health. Comply develops software solutions to help pharmaceutical companies meet regulatory compliance. They offer solutions for R&D, quality management, sample management, and more.
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announced 3/23/2021 via PR Newswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, will acquire Calypso Technology Inc

synopsis: Thoma Bravo is to acquire Calypso Technology, Inc. from international private equity group Bridgepoint and global growth investor Summit Partners. Calypso Technology, Inc. is a cloud-enabled provider of cross-asset front-to-back solutions and managed services for financial markets with over 40000 users in 60+ countries.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors. Thoma Bravo partners with a company’s management team to implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives and make acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue and earnings. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: Calypso Technology Inc
Calypso Technology, Inc. is a cloud-enabled provider of cross-asset front-to-back solutions and managed services for financial markets with over 40000 users in 60+ countries.
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closed 2/18/2021 via PR Newswire

QualiTest Group, acquired QA InfoTech

synopsis: Qualitest, the world's largest pure-play software testing and quality assurance company, announced the acquisition of QA InfoTech, one of the most reputed independent Quality Assurance companies in India.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: QualiTest Group
Qualitest is the world's largest independent managed services provider of quality assurance and testing solutions. As a strategic partner, Qualitest helps brands move beyond functional testing to adopt new innovations such as automation, AI, and crowd-sourced UX testing. "
target: QA InfoTech
QA InfoTech is an India-based software quality engineering and testing services provider. Following the approach of making testing cost-effective and methodical, the company provides an array of testing services from automation, functional, mobile, performance, accessibility, security, and more.
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announced 8/28/2020 via Company Press Release

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire BigHand

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a global private equity firm, will acquire BigHand Ltd., a developer of workflow software and tools that help law firms and organisations optimise their workflows, productivity and profitability. BigHand's offerings include delegation workflow, document creation, business intelligence and matter pricing solutions.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity firm that invests across various targeted sectors. LLCP utilizes a differentiated Structured Private Equity investment strategy, combining debt and equity capital investments in portfolio companies. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: BigHand
UK-based BigHand develops and delivers workflow software and tools that help law firms and other organisations optimise their workflows, productivity, and profitability. The company’s offerings include delegation workflow, document creation, business intelligence, and matter pricing solutions.
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closed 12/18/2019 via PR Newswire

QualiTest Group, acquired AlgoTrace

synopsis: Qualitest, the world's largest software testing and quality assurance company, has acquired AlgoTrace, an Israeli company focused on building automated machine learning tools. AlgoTrace enables data analysts and data scientists to simplify and accelerate the prediction modelling processes.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: QualiTest Group
Qualitest is the world's largest independent managed services provider of quality assurance and testing solutions. As a strategic partner, Qualitest helps brands move beyond functional testing to adopt new innovations such as automation, AI, and crowd-sourced UX testing. "
target: AlgoTrace
AlgoTrace is an Israeli company focused on building automated machine learning tools. AlgoTrace enables data analysts and data scientists to simplify and accelerate the prediction modelling processes. Their software tool helps organizations to take the right decisions based on clear inputs.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

BigHand, acquired PayneGroup, Inc.

synopsis: BigHand, the largest provider of voice productivity software to the legal, healthcare and professional services market, has acquired PayneGroup, Inc., a developer of metadata removal and desktop automation software solutions. PayneGroup's metadata removal solutions helps to reduce or eliminate accidental data disclosure.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: BigHand
BigHand develops voice productivity software solutions for legal, healthcare, property, and financial companies worldwide. It offers BigHand Dictate, a software that dictates faster and enables users to record onto various devices and share, prioritize, and track their voice files. "
target: PayneGroup, Inc.
PayneGroup develops metadata removal and desktop automation software solutions. PayneGroup's metadata removal solutions helps to reduce accidental data disclosure. Their productivity software solutions help corporate legal departments and law firms with paragraph numbering and document creation.
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closed 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

BigHand, acquired Iphelion

synopsis: BigHand, a company that develops voice productivity software solutions for legal, healthcare, property, and financial companies worldwide, has acquired Iphelion, a software company who specialize in document automation and productivity tools for the legal market and are sought after for their professional services.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: BigHand
BigHand develops voice productivity software solutions for legal, healthcare, property, and financial companies worldwide. It offers BigHand Dictate, a software that dictates faster and enables users to record onto various devices and share, prioritize, and track their voice files. "
target: Iphelion
Iphelion are a software company who specialize in document automation and productivity tools for the legal market and are sought after for their professional services. Iphelion work with all sizes of firm from boutique to magic-circle.
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announced 7/10/2019 via PE Hub

Bridgepoint, will acquire QualiTest Group

synopsis: Bridgepoint has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Qualitest, a software testing and quality assurance company. Bridgepoint will replace Marlin Equity Partners as the majority owner of Qualitest. QualiTest Group is the world’s largest pure-play outsourced software testing and business assurance specialist with offices in the US, UK and India.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies in attractive markets with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. it focuses on acquiring well managed companies in sectors with the potential to grow through acquisition. "
target parent: Marlin Equity Partners
target: QualiTest Group
QualiTest Group is the world’s largest pure-play outsourced software testing and business assurance specialist with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel and India.
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announced 7/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire CATS Colleges

synopsis: Cambridge Education Group ("CEG") and its private equity owner, Bridgepoint, announced that they had agreed to sell CATS Colleges to Bright Scholar, the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China. CATS Colleges is an international school network focused primarily on international students.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$477.13)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: CATS Colleges
CATS Colleges comprises CATS international high schools in UK, US and China, Stafford House English language schools in UK, US and Canada and CSVPA (Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts).
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$188
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$111
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

KGH Spedition, acquired Navitro AS

synopsis: KGH Customs Services, a Swedish company that provides custom brokerage services and offers a comprehensive range of border-related services, has acquired Navitro, a Norwegian software and services company in the data capture and document automation field.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: KGH Spedition
Headquartered in Sweden, KGH has been providing custom brokerage services since 1963. They offer a comprehensive range of border-related services to over 28,000 customers all over Europe. "
target: Navitro AS
Navitro is a Norwegian software and services company in the data capture and document automation field. Navitro provides solutions and services ensure that customers save both time and costs associated with their document processes.
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closed 4/8/2019 via PE Hub

PEI Media, acquired Buyouts Insider

synopsis: PEI Media Group, a global alternative assets information group, has acquired Buyouts Insider from Simplify Compliance, a provider of learning, events, and information solutions. Buyouts Insider is a collection of brands serving the private capital industry. Buyouts Insider offers digital news, data products, conferences and print publications.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Buyouts Insider
Buyouts Insider houses a collection of highly regarded brands serving the private capital industry. Buyouts Insider offers digital news, industry intelligence, data products, conferences and print publications. Their brands include PEHub Network, Buyouts, Venture Capital Journal, and more.
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Bridgepoint, will acquire Kyriba Corporation

synopsis: Private-equity firm Bridgepoint has agreed to take majority control of Kyriba Corp., a venture-backed provider of treasury-management software for corporate finance executives. Kyriba’s approach to cash management enables confidence in cash visibility and empowers CFOs to make strategic investment decisions.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies in attractive markets with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. it focuses on acquiring well managed companies in sectors with the potential to grow through acquisition. "
target: Kyriba Corporation
Kyriba is the global leader in cloud treasury solutions, delivering award winning cash management technology to CFOs, Treasurers, and Financial Professionals. Kyriba’s approach to cash management enables confidence in cash visibility and empowers CFOs to make strategic investment decisions.
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$160*
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$110
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closed 5/10/2019 via BusinessWire

BlackRock, Inc., acquired eFront

synopsis: BlackRock, a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional & retail clients, has completed the acquisition of eFront, the world’s leading end-to-end alternative investment management software and solutions provider, from private equity firm Bridgepoint and eFront employees.
buyer: BlackRock, Inc. (BLK:$13,880.00)
BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional & retail clients. BlackRock helps clients meet their goals with a range of products that include separate accounts, mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, & other pooled investment vehicles. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: eFront
eFront, founded in 1999, is based in Paris and is the leading technology provider for managing the alternatives investment lifecycle, from due diligence and portfolio planning, to performance and risk analysis, across a range of alternative asset classes.
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$1,300
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closed 7/19/2018 via PE Hub

Compass Partners International LLP, acquired Protocol

synopsis: Compass Partners International LLP, a private equity firm focused on secondary direct transactions, has acquired Protocol, a leading lecturer and assessor recruitment agency focusing on skills, education, and training.
buyer: Compass Partners International LLP
Based in the UK, Compass Partners International LLP is a private equity firm focused on secondary direct transactions. Compass Partners provides bespoke and flexible solutions to create liquidity solutions for financial institutions or corporates from legacy funds or assets. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: Protocol
Based in the UK, Protocol is a leading lecturer and assessor recruitment agency focusing on skills, education, and training. Their clients include further education colleges, universities, schools, local authorities, and independent training providers.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 7/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bridgepoint, acquired Private Sport Shop SAS

synopsis: Bridgepoint, an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies, has acquired Private Sport Shop, a French online retailer of sports goods and apparel. Private Sport Shop offers products from 30 leading brands. Their members only Private Sales section offers products with discounts up to 70% from over 80 brands.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies in attractive markets with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. it focuses on acquiring well managed companies in sectors with the potential to grow through acquisition. "
target: Private Sport Shop SAS
Private Sport Shop is a French online retailer of sports goods and apparel. Private Sport Shop's The Shop section is open to all and offers products from 30 leading brands. Their Private Sales section is only available to members and offers products with discounts up to 70% from over 80 brands.
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announced 6/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, will acquire PEI Media

synopsis: Bridgepoint, an international private equity group, will acquire a majority stake in PEI Media, the global provider of insight, market-data and business conferences for professionals active in alternative asset class investment. PEI also publishes a portfolio of websites and associated magazines to deliver both breaking news and in-depth analysis.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies in attractive markets with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. it focuses on acquiring well managed companies in sectors with the potential to grow through acquisition. "
target: PEI Media
PEI has developed a portfolio of globally recognised publications, databases and branded events focused exclusively on alternative asset finance and investment. Its products and services sit at the heart of the fast-growing markets of private equity, real estate, infrastructure and private debt.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$43
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspiring Learning

synopsis: Inspiring Learning, a UK headquartered provider of residential activity centres and educational trips for primary and secondary school children, has been acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is a European private equity firm. With over EUR 20 billion of capital raised to date, it typically focuses on acquiring well managed companies in attractive sectors with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. "
target: Inspiring Learning
Inspiring Learning is the UK’s largest independent provider of experiential learning for schools and young people, working with 250,000 children a year from all types of schools (state and private, primary and secondary, UK and international) and youth groups who stay with them for between 3-5 days.
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closed 1/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG, acquired WEBfactory GmbH

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

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired iMDsoft

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

MetrixLab, acquired MarketTools Inc.

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

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

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

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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.
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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.
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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)
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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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Republic.co, acquired NextSeed Services LLC

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

PFGBEST, will acquire Alaron Futures & Options

synopsis: PFGBEST announced that it is purchasing the customer assets of Alaron. It will be formed into a new division called ATD, a division of PFGBEST. Both companies have been leaders in the futures industry for 20 years, through the evolution of online trading that helped level the playing field for retail futures market participants.
buyer: PFGBEST
PFGBEST is the second-largest non-clearing U.S. Futures Commission Merchant, with customers, affiliates and brokerage offices in more than 80 countries. It offers a range of trading and investor products and services for retail investors as well as for commercial and institutional clients. "
target: Alaron Futures & Options
Alaron, founded in 1989 in Chicago, provides electronic and pit-based futures trading and asset management services to institutions and retail clients on five continents. Alaron built upon its core business by integrating global trading systems and analysis techniques used by professional traders.
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.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

SoFi, acquired 8 Securities Limited

synopsis: Consumer financial services platform SoFi has acquired 8 Securities, a Hong Kong-based investing app. Targeted to personal investors, 8 Securities will rebrand to SoFi Hong Kong and will begin launching services in other markets in addition to Hong Kong. 8 Securities was the first mobile-only investment service and robo-advisor to launch in Asia.
buyer: SoFi
SoFi is a values-driven company on a mission to help members get their money right. They create modern financial products and services that help people borrow, save, spend, invest, and protect their money better, so that they can achieve financial independence and realize their ambitions. "
target: 8 Securities Limited
Hong Kong-based 8 Securities is a cloud-based brokerage platform that provides simple, transparent, and affordable mobile investing solutions. The company allows users to trade over 15,000 US and Hong Kong stocks and exchange traded funds as much as they like free of commission.
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$534.00
EBIT ($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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