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announced 4/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, CPP Investment Board, will acquire Ascend Learning

synopsis: Ascend Learning, LLC ("Ascend"), a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics solutions, announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ascend from funds advised by Providence Equity Partners and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
buyer: CPP Investment Board
Blackstone is a leading investment firm, creating positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors & the companies they invest in. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content and software tools for students, educational institutions and employers. They focus on high-growth careers in a range of industries, with a special focus on healthcare and other licensure-driven occupations.
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closed 2/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

UDG Healthcare plc, acquired KnowledgePoint360

synopsis: UDG Healthcare plc, a leading international provider of healthcare services, announced that it has agreed to acquire the healthcare communications business of KnowledgePoint360. The deal, agreed at a total cash consideration of $144 million. KnowledgPoint360 provides a broad range of medical communications services.
buyer: UDG Healthcare plc (LSE:UDG:$1,298.52)
UDG Healthcare plc, together with its subsidiaries provides supply chain, packaging, medical, regulatory, and sales and marketing services to healthcare manufacturers and pharmacies operating in the Republic of Ireland, the United Kingdom, North America, and continental Europe. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: KnowledgePoint360
KnowledgPoint360 provides a broad range of medical communications services, including medical education, publication support, live educational meetings, scientific content development, exhibit design, digital solutions, training, workflow and compliance solutions.
price ($mm)
$144
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$106
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$20
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7.2x
closed 3/25/2020 via PR Newswire

RLDatix, acquired Transparent Health Consulting

synopsis: RLDatix, the leading global provider of intelligent patient safety solutions, announced that it has acquired Transparent Health Consulting, a firm that focuses on the implementation of communication and patient safety resolution programs in order to respond to and prevent patient harm.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: RLDatix
RLDatix helps organizations drive safer care by providing governance, risk and compliance tools that drive overall improvement and safety. Their suite of cloud-based software helps organizations report on adverse events, reduce healthcare-acquired infections and ensure patient safety. "
target: Transparent Health Consulting
Transparent Health Consulting is a firm that focuses on the implementation of communication and patient safety resolution programs in order to respond to and prevent patient harm. It has an experiential, comprehensive and principled educational approach to preventing enterprise risk.
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closed 1/17/2018 via Company Press Release

OnCourse Learning, acquired Wound Care Education Institute

synopsis: OnCourse Learning announced the acquisition of Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI), an internationally recognized wound care education leader for healthcare professionals. WCEI conducts on-site and online courses, along with live and on-demand webinars. Their annual Wild On Wounds conference draws wound care clinicians from around the country.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning delivers licensure, regulatory and compliance education solutions throughout the nation's leading industries including financial services, healthcare and real estate. They focus on advancing the e-learning environment for individuals and businesses to help to build new careers. "
target: Wound Care Education Institute
Wound Care Education Institute (WCEI) is a recognized wound care education leader for healthcare professionals. WCEI conducts on-site and online courses, along with live and on-demand webinars. WCEI has educated professionals in skin and wound management, diabetic wounds and ostomy management.
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announced 7/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Milamber Ventures PLC, will acquire Orchard Rock Limited

synopsis: Milamber Ventures plc, a growth accelerator business that focuses on creative media, technology and education, will acquire Orchard Rock, a leading provider of health and social care training services in the UK. Orchard Rock offers training services for all sectors, including private sector, care homes, dementia care, nursing homes, and more.
buyer: Milamber Ventures PLC
Milamber is a growth accelerator business focusing on Creative Media, Technology and Education with a specific focus on Education. They invest in early stage businesses, working with entrepreneurs to attract clients, develop 'Go To Market' strategies, fix operational gaps and access growth capital. "
target: Orchard Rock Limited
Orchard Rock is a leading provider of health and social care training services in the UK. The company specializes in health and social care training for all sectors, including private sector, care homes, dementia care, nursing homes, mental health, children's services, and more.
price ($mm)
$2.49
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$1
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$0
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1.9x
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5.1x
closed 3/29/2017 via Company Press Release

GL Events, acquired Agence CCC

synopsis: GL Events announces the acquisition of CCC, an agency specialised in the organisation of medical conventions and training. CCC organises "Evidence & Practice" training cycles for general practitioners. These one-day training sessions are held in 26 cities across France. It is also the organiser of conventions for medical specialities.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event organisation, and integrated services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target: Agence CCC
CCC is an agency specialised in the organisation of medical conventions and training. CCC organises "Evidence & Practice" training cycles for general practitioners. These one-day training sessions are held in 26 cities across France. It is also the organiser of conventions for medical specialities.
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closed 10/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Life Link III, acquired FlightBridgeED, LLC

synopsis: Life Link III announced that they have acquired FlightBridgeED, LLC, a medical education company that specializes in providing pre-hospital, critical care, and emergency medicine education for healthcare professionals of all types.
buyer: Life Link III
Life Link III operates nine helicopter bases. The company’s helicopter and airplane services provide on-scene emergency response and inter-facility transport for patients requiring critical care. "
target: FlightBridgeED, LLC
FlightBridgeED is a medical education company that specializes in providing pre-hospital, critical care, and emergency medicine education for healthcare professionals of all types.
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closed 5/9/2018 via Company Press Release

John Libbey Eurotext Limited, acquired Initiatives Santé SAS

synopsis: John Libbey Eurotext, a French publisher that specializes in medical publishing, has acquired Initiatives Santé, a French company that offers periodicals, training services, and events for nurses and dentists. Initiatives Santé offers magazines and journals that help nurses and dentists become better at their profession.
buyer: John Libbey Eurotext Limited
Founded in 1983, John Libbey Eurotext is a French publisher that specializes in medical publishing. The company publishes more than 40 new titles annually. John Libbey Eurotext offers over 500 products which include reference books, monographs, practical guides, newsletters, journals, and more. "
target: Initiatives Santé SAS
Initiatives Santé is a French company that offers periodicals, training services, and events for nurses and dentists. The company offers magazines and journals that help nurses and dentists become better at their profession. They also provides training sessions for nurses seven times a year.
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closed 2/27/2008 via PE Hub

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC

synopsis: The Federal Trade Commission has approved Providence Equity Partners Inc.’s planned acquisition of nursing testing and education company Assessment Technologies Institute LLC. Financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in communications and media companies around the world. The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with approximately $21 billion in equity commitments. "
target: Assessment Technologies Institute, LLC
We are your nursing-review partner… an ongoing resource throughout your nursing education and career. ATI’s primary goal is to partner with nursing institutions in all 50 states to improve graduate nurses’ pass rates on the NCLEX®.
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closed 3/6/2017 via PR Newswire

DXE Medical, Inc., acquired Cardio Partner Resources, LLC

synopsis: DXE Medical, Inc., specializing in sales and service of cardiac care products, announced that it has acquired Cardio Partner Resources, LLC. Cardio Partner Resources is an independent training business in the United States. The company provides a full line of certified CPR/AED/first aid training classes for both the lay and professional rescuer.
buyer parent: Sarnova, Inc.
buyer: DXE Medical, Inc.
DXE Medical specializes in providing sales and service for both new and recertified products including AEDs, monitor/defibrillators, and other medical equipment and accessories to care providers and businesses across the nation. "
target: Cardio Partner Resources, LLC
Cardio Partner Resources provides nation-wide, onsite training in CPR, first aid and the use of AEDs. Cardio Partner Resources works with each client to determine the best training and product solution to meet their budgets, needs and expectations.
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closed 11/20/2012 via PR Newswire

Alpha Imaging LLC, acquired Chesapeake Applications Inc.

synopsis: Alpha Imaging LLC announced they have acquired Chesapeake Applications Inc. to enhance their clinical applications training portfolio. Chesapeake Applications provides clinical training on Shimadzu Medical Systems, Canon Medical Systems and Konica Minolta Medical Imaging radiographic and fluoroscopic systems throughout the United States.
buyer: Alpha Imaging LLC
Alpha Imaging LLC, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the largest independent sales and service providers of advanced medical imaging equipment in the United States. "
target: Chesapeake Applications Inc.
Chesapeake Applications provides clinical training on Shimadzu Medical Systems, Canon Medical Systems and Konica Minolta Medical Imaging radiographic and fluoroscopic systems throughout the United States.
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announced 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

The GO2 People, will acquire Industry Pathways

synopsis: GO2 People, an Australia-based recruitment services provider, announced that it has entered into a share purchase agreement to acquire Industry Pathways, an Australia-based organization that provides paramedical training programs and mining training and education to mining and healthcare sectors.
buyer: The GO2 People (ASX:GO2:$20.05)
The GO2 People is a leading provider of vertically integrated recruitment and building services across the construction, resources and industrial sectors throughout Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Industry Pathways
Industry Pathways Pty Ltd provides paramedical training programs and mining training and education to mining and healthcare sectors. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Burleigh Waters, Australia.
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closed 3/8/2018 via GlobeNewswire

NewBridge Global Ventures, Inc., acquired Elevated Portfolio Holdings, LLC

synopsis: NewBridge Global Ventures, Inc., a company focused on the emerging and dynamic legal and regulated cannabis industry, has acquired the assets of Elevated Portfolio Holdings, LLC, a company which offers medically focused education modules for physicians and clinicians.
buyer: NewBridge Global Ventures, Inc. (OTCPK:NBGV:$0.00)
NewBridge Global Ventures, Inc. is a US public company which provides business consulting services to companies operating within the legal medical cannabis and hemp related industries. "
target: Elevated Portfolio Holdings, LLC
Elevated Portfolio Holdings, LLC is a company which offers medically focused education modules for physicians and clinicians as well as significant training regarding the body’s endocannabinoid systems and the use of cannabis for health and wellness.
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closed 2/21/2012 via PR Newswire

United Education Institute, acquired Emergency Training Services, Inc.

synopsis: International Education Corporation, a leading national provider of career education and parent company of UEI College, has acquired Emergency Training Services (ETS), a leading emergency medical care training college in Santa Cruz, California. ETS provides training for Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics and First Responders.
buyer parent: International Education Corporation
buyer: United Education Institute
United Education Institute (UEI) serves as a top choice for career preparation and training. Students interested in entering a new career or training program to enhance their current occupation can consider a wide variety of UEI programs. "
target: Emergency Training Services, Inc.
The mission of Emergency Training Services is to respond to the educational needs of individuals seeking a career as an EMT or Paramedic. It is structured to develop competencies and skills in students necessary to function responsibly as members of an emergency medical care team.
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closed 7/2/2012 via Yahoo, Inc.

TIR Massage Stone, acquired LaStone Therapy

synopsis: LaStone Therapy company has merged with TIR Massage Stone to combine both therapy education and product sales in an effort to expand the field of hot stone massage therapy as a method of relaxation and healing. LaStone Therapy is a multifaceted stone massage technique designed to be highly beneficial to both the client and therapist.
buyer: TIR Massage Stone
The TIR Massage Stone Division was formed to become a leader in the massage stone industry, taking advantage of 30+ years experience in the field of specialty stone sourcing and supply. "
target: LaStone Therapy
LaStone Therapy is a multifaceted technique designed through nearly 2 decades of experience to benefit both client and therapist. LaStone Therapy is a focus on the use of stone of varying temperature integrated into almost every modality of massage therapy.
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closed 3/10/2021 via PR Newswire

TRC Healthcare, acquired NetCE

synopsis: Therapeutic Research Center (TRC), LLC, a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, announced that it has acquired CE Resources, Inc., d/b/a NetCE. NetCE is an industry leading continuing education platform focused on the healthcare industry, specializing in the education of nurses, physicians and mental health professionals.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: TRC Healthcare
Therapeutic Research Center (TRC) is a provider of clinically referenced recommendations and education on drug therapy and medication management for healthcare professionals. TRC also provides online continuing education programs for medication learning, competency, and compliance programs. "
target: NetCE
NetCE provides high-quality, easy-to-use continuing education for members of the interprofessional healthcare team, including physicians, nurses, psychologists, dental professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, and other health professionals.
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closed 11/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Clanwilliam Group Ltd., acquired Obsidian Healthcare Group

synopsis: Clanwilliam Group, a Dublin-based company that develops, sells and integrates technology solutions to the Private Consultant and pharmacy communities, acquired Obsidian Healthcare, a UK full service global healthcare communications Group that delivers medical communications activities and continuing medical education programs.
buyer parent: Eli Global, LLC
buyer: Clanwilliam Group Ltd.
Clanwilliam Group, headquartered in Dublin, is an expanding healthcare, technology and services business. They develop, sell and integrate a range of technology solutions and services predominately to the GP, Private Consultant and pharmacy communities. "
target: Obsidian Healthcare Group
Headquartered in the UK, Obsidian Healthcare Group is a full service, global healthcare communications Group with two distinct firewalled divisions, allowing it to deliver collaboratively sponsored medical communications activities and medical education and continuing medical education programs.
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closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired PRIME

synopsis: Everyday Health Group, a leader in patient and provider education, announced that it has purchased Prime Education, LLC, a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company known for its award-winning, systems-based work and extensive peer-reviewed publications in research-informed interprofessional continuing education (CE).
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health operates a leading digital marketing and communications platform for healthcare companies that want to engage with consumers and healthcare professionals. Their platform combines premier content from leading brands, an engaged audience, and extensive data and analytics expertise. "
target: PRIME
Founded in 1994, PRIME is a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company that has, as its mission, to enhance the interprofessional health team’s knowledge, skills/strategy, and performance in caring for patients.
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closed 10/31/2016 via PR Web

Coverys, acquired Med-IQ

synopsis: Coverys, a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians, hospitals, dentists, podiatrists, and advanced practice providers, announced the acquisition of Med-IQ, a globally recognized leader in medical education and healthcare quality improvement.
buyer: Coverys
Coverys is a leading provider of medical professional liability insurance for physicians, hospitals, dentists, podiatrists, and advanced practice providers. Coverys emphasizes proactive risk mitigation and patient safety programs that help clients anticipate, identify, and manage risk. "
target: Med-IQ
Med-IQ, one of the most respected providers of continuing medical education (CME), inspires healthcare professionals through award-winning activities that deliver sophisticated outcomes- based educational designs with measurable results in professional competence and performance.
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closed 12/16/2015 via PR Web

Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC, acquired HMP Communications Holdings, LLC

synopsis: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC (HMP), has completed an agreement with Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE), under which current investors, Alta Communications and Antares Capital, have sold their interests in HMP to SGE. With the sale, SGE becomes HMP’s majority equity holder. HMP is a leading provider of healthcare content and events.
buyer parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
buyer: Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC
Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE) invests in growth stage companies in the information services, internet and software sectors. The firm is backed by a unique and patient capital base that allows management teams the freedom and flexibility to maximize growth. "
target: HMP Communications Holdings, LLC
HMP Communications Holdings is a multi-channel leader in healthcare content and education, with a mission to improve patent care. The company produces clinically relevant, evidence-based journals, events and accredited, continuing education for the healthcare community.
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closed 10/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Ascend Learning, acquired ClubConnect

synopsis: Ascend Learning has completed the acquisition of ClubConnect - the market leader in health club software, supporting gym employee onboarding, educational development and credential verification. ClubConnect’s products and services are available in over 8,000 health clubs and gyms across the U.S., Canada, Australia and the Middle East.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics that enable institutions, students and employers to succeed in healthcare and other high-growth, licensure-driven professions. "
target parent: Inspire360, Inc.
target: ClubConnect
With a focus on staff training and compliance, ClubConnect is the fastest-growing health club software in the world with over 8,000 locations. The ClubConnect platform launched in 2013 and has grown to 8,000 club locations with clients including LifeTime Fitness, Gold’s Gym, and Anytime Fitness.
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closed 9/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Ascend Learning, purchased Allied Health Titles from Wolters Kluwer Health

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health has completed the sale of certain allied health titles to Ascend Learning, LLC. The titles were part of the Health Learning, Research & Practice (HLRP) business and include print and digital books in specialties, such as dental hygiene and massage therapy.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics that enable institutions, students and employers to succeed in healthcare and other high-growth, licensure-driven professions. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Health
The acquisition includes certain allied health titles from Wolters Kluwer Health. The titles were part of the Health Learning, Research & Practice (HLRP) business and include print and digital books in specialties, such as dental hygiene and massage therapy.
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closed 10/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Ascend Learning, acquired Kognito Solutions LLC

synopsis: Kognito is now part of the Clinical Healthcare group of Ascend Learning, a leading provider of health education content, software and analytics. This acquisition will allow Kognito to continue to innovate and grow, with new and improved products and services.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content and software tools for students, educational institutions and employers. They focus on high-growth careers in a range of industries, with a special focus on healthcare and other licensure-driven occupations. "
target: Kognito Solutions LLC
Kognito is a NYC-based health simulation company. Their simulations prepare people to lead real-life conversations that improve social, emotional and physical health. In our simulations, users engage in role-play conversations with virtual humans.
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announced 4/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, CPP Investment Board, will acquire Ascend Learning

synopsis: Ascend Learning, LLC ("Ascend"), a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics solutions, announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ascend from funds advised by Providence Equity Partners and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
buyer: CPP Investment Board
Blackstone is a leading investment firm, creating positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors & the companies they invest in. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content and software tools for students, educational institutions and employers. They focus on high-growth careers in a range of industries, with a special focus on healthcare and other licensure-driven occupations.
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announced 7/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire Simplilearn

synopsis: Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Simplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a leading online learning ‘bootcamp’ based in India offering digital skills training and courses to working professionals all over the world.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $649 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target: Simplilearn
Simplilearn is the world’s #1 online bootcamp and one of the world’s leading certification training providers. They partner with companies and individuals to address their unique needs, providing training and coaching that helps working professionals achieve their career goals.
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announced 7/7/2021 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire Sphera

synopsis: Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Sphera, a leading provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) software, data, and consulting services, from Genstar Capital.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $649 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Genstar Capital LLC
target: Sphera
Sphera is the largest global provider of Integrated Risk Management software and information services with a focus on Environmental Health & Safety (EHS), Operational Risk and Product Stewardship. Sphera has advanced Operational Excellence to create a safer, more sustainable and productive world.
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closed 6/25/2021 via Company Press Release

TradeWeb Group LLC, acquired US Fixed Income Electronic Trading Platform

synopsis: Tradeweb Markets Inc., a leading, global operator of electronic marketplaces for rates, credit, equities and money markets, has completed its acquisition of Nasdaq’s U.S. fixed income electronic trading platform.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: TradeWeb Group LLC
Tradeweb Markets Inc. is a leading, global operator of electronic marketplaces for rates, credit, equities and money markets. Tradeweb provides access to markets, data and analytics, electronic trading, straight-through-processing and reporting for more than 40 products. "
target parent: Nasdaq, Inc.
target: US Fixed Income Electronic Trading Platform (ESPD:$1,117.64)
Nasdaq’s U.S. fixed income electronic trading platform was formerly known as eSpeed, a leader in developing and deploying electronic marketplaces and related trading technology that offers traders access to the most liquid, efficient and neutral financial markets in the world.
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announced 6/16/2021 via PR Newswire

Vungle, will acquire JetFuel, LLC

synopsis: Vungle, a leading mobile performance marketing platform, will acquire JetFuel, an influencer marketing platform. JetFuel enables Vungle to offer advertisers even greater reach in acquiring high-value users and the ability to target the increasingly valuable Gen Z market through engaging, influencer-owned viral content that drives action.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Vungle
Vungle is the trusted guide for growth and engagement, transforming how people discover and experience apps. Mobile application developers partner with Vungle to monetize their apps through innovative in-app ad experiences that are inspired by insight and crafted with creativity. "
target: JetFuel, LLC
JetFuel's mission is to empower creators by building the tools that they need, starting with monetization. JetFuel's flagship influencer product, The Plug, offers a self-serve monetization for anyone with an online following and aims to be a comprehensive platform for influencer success.
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announced 6/15/2021 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Ellucian

synopsis: Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners have agreed to acquire Ellucian, a leading higher education technology solutions provider. Ellucian delivers mission-critical ERP software to higher-education institutions. Ellucian sets its customers up for long-term success with secure, flexible technology designed for the complexities of higher education.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms with $649 billion in assets under management. Vista Equity Partners is a leading global investment firm with more than $75 billion in assets under management. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: Ellucian
Ellucian is the market leader charting the digital future of higher education with a portfolio of cloud-ready technology solutions and services. Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of data-rich tools gives colleges and universities the information they need to lead with confidence.
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announced 6/4/2021 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire International Data Group

synopsis: Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire International Data Group, Inc. (“IDG”) from Oriental Rainbow, LLC, a subsidiary of China Oceanwide Holdings Group. International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $619 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: China Oceanwide Holdings Group
target: International Data Group
International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG’s online network includes more than 450 Web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment, and video games worldwide.
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closed 5/19/2021 via PR Newswire

Vungle, acquired TreSensa Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Vungle, a leading mobile performance marketing platform, has acquired TreSensa Technologies, a mobile ad creative technology company. TreSensa provides app developers with an instant suite of playable ad builders and fully customizable game-play ad engines through its cloud-based tools for large gaming and brand studios.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Vungle
Vungle is the trusted guide for growth and engagement, transforming how people discover and experience apps. Mobile application developers partner with Vungle to monetize their apps through innovative in-app ad experiences that are inspired by insight and crafted with creativity. "
target: TreSensa Technologies, Inc.
TreSensa helps designers, game studios, and brands level up their video and mobile advertisements. TreSensa's end-to-end no-code creative tech platform allows users to quickly design and build full-screen playable and interactive video ads and package them on popular mobile distribution channels.
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announced 4/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Blackstone Group LP, will purchase Entertainment One Music from Entertainment One Ltd

synopsis: Hasbro has entered into a definitive agreement to sell Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) to entities controlled by Blackstone, one of the world's leading investment firms. Assets owned by eOne Music include the Death Row Records catalog and Dualtone Music Group.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $619 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
seller parent: Hasbro, Inc.
seller: Entertainment One Ltd (LSE:ETO:$1,173.08)
Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) is an independent record label and music management company owned by Entertainment One, a global independent studio that specializes in the development, acquisition, production, financing, distribution and sales of entertainment content.
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$385
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closed 3/3/2021 via PR Newswire

Vungle, acquired GameRefinery

synopsis: Vungle, a leading mobile performance advertising platform, has acquired GameRefinery, an industry-leading SaaS mobile gaming analytics company headquartered in Finland. GameRefinery's Game Intelligence platform provides developers with retention and monetization insights through its cloud-based developer tools.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Vungle
Vungle is the trusted guide for growth and engagement, transforming how people discover and experience apps. Mobile application developers partner with Vungle to monetize their apps through innovative in-app ad experiences that are inspired by insight and crafted with creativity. "
target: GameRefinery
Based in Finland, GameRefinery is the leading provider of feature-level data in the mobile games market, with an ever-growing database covering hundreds of thousands of games. GameRefinery's customers include leading mobile games companies such as Zynga, Wargaming, King, and FunPlus.
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announced 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Kaleyra S.p.a, will acquire mGage

synopsis: Kaleyra announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire mGage, a Vivial company. mGage serves its customers through its cloud-based enterprise mobile messaging platform Communicate Pro, their API solution Connect, as well as Omnichannel mobile messaging offering such as SMS, MMS and RCS.
buyer: Kaleyra S.p.a (AMEX:KLR:$153.45)
Kaleyra is a leading CPaaS (Communication-Platform-as-a-Service) company, empowering businesses to communicate safely, securely, and seamlessly. With offices in Europe, Asia, and the United States, Kaleyra has become a worldwide provider of innovative cloud-based communications solutions. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: mGage
mGage is a global mobile engagement provider with more than 15 years of mobile CRM (mCRM) experience. Their SaaS, cloud-based technology enables brands to intelligently personalize mobile communications for the omni-channel consumer, across marketing and customer care interactions.
price ($mm)
$215
rev ($mm)
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closed 12/29/2020 via BusinessWire

HealthEdge, acquired Altruista

synopsis: HealthEdge Software, Inc.®, provider of the industry’s leading integrated financial, administrative, and clinical platform for health insurers, HealthRules Payor®, has acquired Altruista Health, Inc. Altruista’s cloud-based enterprise care management platform, GuidingCare®, has been used by health plans to streamline care management workflows.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: HealthEdge
HealthEdge provides modern, disruptive healthcare IT solutions that health insurers use to leverage new business models, improve outcomes, drastically reduce administrative costs, and connect everyone in the healthcare delivery cycle. "
target parent: Martis Capital
target: Altruista
Altruista Health delivers care management and population health management solutions that support value-based and person-centered care models. Its GuidingCare® technology platform integrates care management, care coordination and quality programs through a suite of easy-to-use web applications.
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closed 11/19/2020 via PR Newswire

Mphasis Corporation, acquired Datalytyx

synopsis: Mphasis, a global Information Technology (IT) solutions provider specialising in cloud and cognitive services, has acquired Datalytyx, a next-gen data engineering and consultancy company in the UK. Datalytyx provides Next-gen Data Engineering, Data Ops and Master Data Management solutions on Snowflake and Talend environments to clients globally.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Mphasis Corporation (BSE:526299:$1,262.46)
Mphasis is a global information technology (IT) solutions provider specializing in cloud and cognitive services. Specific areas of expertise include customer-centric digital transformation and personalization, cloud computing, and infrastructure efficiency and agility. "
target: Datalytyx
Datalytyx a leading next-gen data engineering and consultancy company in the UK. Datalytyx provides Next-gen Data Engineering, Data Ops and Master Data Management solutions on Snowflake and Talend environments to clients globally. They offer services for data projects of all sizes and complexity.
price ($mm)
$17
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Clarion Events, Ltd., acquired Quartz Events

synopsis: Clarion Events, one of the world’s leading event’s organisers, has acquired Quartz Events, a producer of invitation-only, executive summits in North America. Quartz Events enable senior-level decision makers to connect with the right people that will advance their performance and company.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Clarion Events, Ltd.
Clarion Events operates over 180 events in 50 countries from 15 offices in the UK, the US, South Africa, Brazil, Germany, Singapore, UAE, Indonesia, Hong Kong and the Netherlands. Clarion traces its roots back to 1947 and takes pride in being one of the oldest independent event organizers in the UK."
target: Quartz Events
Quartz Events is a producer of invitation-only, executive summits in North America. Quartz Events orchestrates experiences that naturally ignites meaningful connections. Their events enable senior-level decision makers to connect with the right people that will advance their performance and company.
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closed 10/14/2020 via Company Press Release

Vungle, acquired AlgoLift

synopsis: Vungle, the leading mobile ad network and in-app monetization platform, announced the acquisition of AlgoLift, a machine learning-based marketing optimization platform that ensures every dollar clients spend on performance marketing is spent in the most intelligent way possible.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Vungle
Vungle is the trusted guide for growth and engagement, transforming how people discover and experience apps. Mobile application developers partner with Vungle to monetize their apps through innovative in-app ad experiences that are inspired by insight and crafted with creativity. "
target: AlgoLift
AlgoLift is a machine learning-based marketing optimization platform that ensures every dollar clients spend on performance marketing is spent in the most intelligent way possible.
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closed 12/4/2020 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired Ancestry.com

synopsis: Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone (“Blackstone”) have completed their previously announced acquisition of Ancestry® from Silver Lake, GIC, Spectrum Equity, Permira, and other equity holders for a total enterprise value of $4.7 billion.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Permira
target: Ancestry.com
Ancestry is the global leader in family history and consumer genomics. With their unparalleled collection of 24 billion records and over 18 million people in their growing AncestryDNA network, customers can discover their family story and gain actionable insights about their health and wellness.
price ($mm)
$4,700
rev ($mm)
$1,000
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/21/2020 via BusinessWire

HealthEdge, acquired Burgess Group

synopsis: HealthEdge, a provider of the industry’s leading integrated financial, administrative and clinical platform for health insurers, HealthRules® Payor, announced the acquisition of The Burgess Group, LLC, an innovative payment integrity software company focused on improving healthcare payment operations through technology.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: HealthEdge
HealthEdge is a cutting edge software company focused on providing next-generation core administration and care coordination for transformative health plans. Their patented, language-based technology platform, HealthRules®, is delivered to customers via the HealthEdge Cloud or on-site deployment. "
target: Burgess Group
Burgess is an innovative payment integrity software company focused on improving healthcare payment operations through technology. The company’s cloud-based platform natively brings together up-to-date regulatory data, claims pricing and editing, and real-time analytics tools.
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closed 6/25/2020 via GlobeNewswire

HelpSystems, LLC, acquired Titus Inc.

synopsis: HelpSystems has acquired Titus and Boldon James. Headquartered in Ottawa, Titus is a leader in providing solutions that enable businesses to accelerate their adoption of data protection. The acquisition establishes a leading platform in data classification and meets customers’ needs for a comprehensive, powerful suite of data security options.
buyer parent: HGGC, LLC
buyer: HelpSystems, LLC
HelpSystems is a software company focused on helping exceptional organizations Build a Better IT. The company's cybersecurity and automation solutions simplify critical IT processes to give its customers peace of mind. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: Titus Inc.
Ottawa-based Titus is a leader in providing solutions that enable businesses to accelerate their adoption of data protection. The company’s products enable organizations to discover, classify, protect, analyze, and share information.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Change Healthcare Corporation, acquired eRx Network, LLC

synopsis: Change Healthcare bought back its pharmacy unit, eRx Network. eRx Network, LLC provides pharmacy claims switching and secure electronic prescription routing solutions that are designed to help retail pharmacies improve operational efficiency, optimize reimbursement and improve pharmacy profitability and customer loyalty.
buyer: Change Healthcare Corporation (CHNG:$1,646.91)
Change Healthcare is a leading independent healthcare technology company that provides data and analytics-driven solutions to improve clinical, financial and patient engagement outcomes in the U.S. healthcare system. "
target parent: Blackstone Group LP
target: eRx Network, LLC
eRx Network, LLC provides pharmacy claims switching and secure electronic prescription routing solutions that are designed to help retail pharmacies improve operational efficiency, optimize reimbursement and improve pharmacy profitability and customer loyalty.
price ($mm)
$213
rev ($mm)
$67
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/9/2020 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, acquired HealthEdge

synopsis: Blackstone announced that funds managed by Blackstone have completed their previously announced acquisition of a majority stake in HealthEdge Software, a leading healthcare technology company that delivers next generation Core Administrative Processing Systems (CAPS) solutions to customers across the healthcare ecosystem.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Psilos Group
target: HealthEdge
HealthEdge is a cutting edge software company focused on providing next-generation core administration and care coordination for transformative health plans. Their patented, language-based technology platform, HealthRules®, is delivered to customers via the HealthEdge Cloud or on-site deployment.
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closed 2/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, acquired iQ Student Accommodation

synopsis: Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and the Wellcome Trust announced the sale of iQ Student Accommodation (“iQ”) to Blackstone. iQ is one of the UK’s leading providers of Purpose Built Student Accommodation. iQ’s portfolio of purpose-built assets is concentrated in London, where iQ is the largest owner of student accommodation.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$14,638.28)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
target: iQ Student Accommodation
Based in the UK, iQ Student Accommodation provides the best home-from-home environment from which 28,000 university students can confidently make the most of the opportunities open to them. iQ’s portfolio is concentrated in London - where it is the largest owner of student accommodation.
price ($mm)
$6,015
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