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closed 9/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer NV, acquired Adsolut

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announces that it has signed and completed the acquisition of Adsolut, a fast-growing provider of collaborative tax and accounting solutions for tax advisors and their clients in Belgium. The company offers an integrated, modular software suite, that enables online collaboration between accountants and their clients.
buyer: Wolters Kluwer NV (ENXTAM:WKL:$5,570.43)
Wolters Kluwer is a leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax & accounting, finance, risk & compliance, and legal sectors. They help customers make critical decisions by providing solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized tech and services."
target: Adsolut
Founded in 2007, Adsolut offers an integrated, modular software suite, that enables online collaboration between accountants and their small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients.
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closed 11/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Intuit, Inc., acquired ChronoBooks

synopsis: Intuit® is taking the next step in making QuickBooks® Online the premier solution for small- and mid-size businesses (SMBs) by acquiring ChronoBooks, a cloud-based solution that accountants and SMBs rely on to view and restore historical QuickBooks Online activity.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$6,857.00)
Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. "
target: ChronoBooks
ChronoBooks is a cloud-based solution that accountants and SMBs rely on to view and restore historical QuickBooks Online activity.
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closed 9/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Visma ASA, acquired Merit Tarkvara AS

synopsis: Visma expands its geographic footprint and strengthens its Northern European leadership in cloud-based ERP for accountants and the SMB segment with the acquisition of Estonia based Merit Tarkvara. Merit Tarkvara was founded 27 years ago, based on accounting, payroll and stock managing software.
buyer: Visma ASA
Based in Norway, Visma makes businesses more efficient, through offerings of software, commerce solutions, retail IT-solutions, and IT-related projects and consulting. Visma simplifies and digitalizes core business processes within the private and public sector. "
target: Merit Tarkvara AS
Merit Tarkvara was founded 27 years ago, based on accounting, payroll and stock managing software, with the key products Merit Aktiva and Merit Palk as effective and accessible cloud-based tools for both accountants and small business owners. Merit Tarkvara is headquartered in Estonia.
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Cegid SA, acquired Loop Software SAS

synopsis: Cegid, a major player in management solutions for professionals in Accounting, Finance and Tax, Payroll and Human Resources and Retail, announces the acquisition of the Loop Software (Loop). Loop is a web-based software publisher dedicated to accounting experts and SMEs.
buyer: Cegid SA
A leader in digital transformation, Cegid offers management systems and cloud services to help customers improve their performance. Cegid group offers a wide range of solutions for financial management, taxation and human resources, as well as business applications. "
target parent: KPMG International
target: Loop Software SAS
Loop is a web-based software publisher dedicated to accounting experts and SMEs. The company was born in 2012 from the meeting of accounting professionals and specialists in web technologies.
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closed 5/23/2018 via PR Newswire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired Taxfiler

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, the UK's leading business-critical software provider, is announcing it has acquired Taxfiler, the cloud tax and accounts provider for small accountancy practices. Taxfiler complements the IRIS portfolio which includes Keytime, PTP and IRIS, to offer a specific solution for the needs of every size of business.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS Software Group is the 6th largest privately-owned software supplier in the UK. IRIS offers the greatest range of specialist accountancy, financial management, human resource management, payroll and education solutions, delivered as a choice of integrated on premise and cloud-based applications."
target: Taxfiler
Taxfiler is the cloud tax and accounts provider for small accountancy practices. Taxfiler has established itself as a cloud-based monthly subscription service for agents and accountants to submit statutory accounts and tax returns for companies, partnerships, individuals and trusts.
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announced 7/12/2012 via PR Newswire

CCH Incorporated, will acquire Acclipse Limited

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Acclipse Limited, a leading provider of online accounting software, serving accounting firms in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. Acclipse will become part of the division's Asia Pacific-based business, which goes to market as CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CCH Incorporated
CCH is the leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services for professionals. CCH is part of the global tax and accounting leader, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. "
target: Acclipse Limited
Acclipse Limited is a leading provider of online accounting software, serving accounting firms in Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. Its products are designed to solve the problems modern accounting firms face, improve workflow efficiencies, track staff KPIs, and more.
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closed 9/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US, acquired XCM Solutions

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced that it has completed the acquisition of XCM Solutions, a cloud-based workflow solutions provider for professional tax and accounting firms.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting offers innovative, integrated and customer-focused solutions that support the workflow of CPAs, corporate tax and accounting departments, and auditors — enabling growth, enhancing productivity and increasing profitability. "
target: XCM Solutions
XCM Solutions is a cloud-based workflow solutions provider for professional tax and accounting firms. XCM solutions help firms control their workflow processes and allocate their resources in order to achieve greater efficiency, productivity and profitability.
price ($mm)
$162
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$23
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7.2x
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closed 6/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Receipt Bank, acquired Xavier Analytics

synopsis: Leading digital accounting platform Receipt Bank has acquired data quality specialists Xavier, boosting the range of advisory tools offered to accountants and bookkeepers. Xavier automates complex checking of financial data with an easily understandable health score. It detects errors and anomalies in complex business data.
buyer: Receipt Bank
Receipt Bank was founded in 2010 to help the world work smarter. Receipt Bank helps accountants, bookkeepers and small businesses drop the data entry, go paperless and spend more time doing what they love. "
target: Xavier Analytics
Xavier is a toolkit of intelligent data cleanup and compliance tools designed for Xero accounting professionals. Their AI-assisted toolkit will identify mis-codings, track key liabilities, pinpoint anomalous supplier payments and quickly spot unwanted changes to historical data.
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announced 11/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

MYOB Limited, will purchase Accountants Practice Management Division from Reckon Limited

synopsis: Australian cloud accounting provider Reckon announced the sale of its Accountants Practice Management division to MYOB. Reckon's Accountants Practice Management division provides accounting, tax compliance and related software to more than 4,000 large and small accounting practices in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: MYOB Limited (ASX:MYO:$312.12)
MYOB Group Ltd is a leading provider of online business management solutions. MYOB makes business life easier for approximately 1.2 million businesses across Australia and New Zealand by simplifying accounting, payroll, tax, practice management, CRM, job costing, inventory and more. "
seller: Reckon Limited (ASX:RKN:$54.95)
Reckon's Accountants Practice Management division includes three operating businesses (Reckon APS, Reckon Elite, and Reckon Docs) that provide accounting, tax compliance and related software to more than 4,000 large and small accounting practices in Australia and New Zealand.
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$138
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Abacus Next, acquired OfficeTools

synopsis: AbacusNext, which provides case management and desktop-as-a-service cloud platforms to legal clients, has announced the acquisition of accounting practice management solutions provider OfficeTools. OfficeTools is the leading provider of practice management software and educational resources in the tax preparation and public accounting industry.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Abacus Next
Abacus Next® helps businesses with stringent security and compliance needs grow by providing Compliance-Ready™ turnkey technology solutions, allowing clients to leverage the power of cloud computing without the added challenges and expenses of managing complex IT infrastructures on their own. "
target: OfficeTools
OfficeTools is the leading provider of practice management software and educational resources in the tax preparation and public accounting industry. Their flagship application, WorkSpace™, combines a suite of core productivity and management features into an integrated solution.
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closed 7/18/2013 via BNC Analysis

Intuit, Inc., acquired Fifo Pty Ltd

synopsis: Intuit, Inc. acquired Fifo Pty Ltd., an online accounting practice management software company. Fifo is a cloud based (online) software system for the accounting industry, comprising of workpapers, job workflow manager, document manager, integrated client communications, secure client portal and more.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$6,857.00)
Intuit is a leading provider of business and financial management solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services, simplify small business management and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and filing. "
target: Fifo Pty Ltd
Fifo Pty Ltd. is an online accounting practice management software company. Fifo is a cloud based (online) software system for the accounting industry, comprising of workpapers, job workflow manager, document manager, integrated client communications, secure client portal and more.
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closed 7/3/2006 via BusinessWire

Online Resources Corp, acquired Princeton eCom Corporation

synopsis: Online Resources Corporation, a leading provider of web-based financial services has completed its acquisition of Princeton eCom Corporation and has filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission. As previously announced, the acquisition price was $180 million in cash, plus an earn-out up to $10 million.
buyer: Online Resources Corp (ORCC:$154.68)
Online Resources powers Web-based financial services for over 2700 financial institutions, billers and credit service providers. Its proprietary suite of account presentation and payment services are augmented by marketing services to drive consumer and business end-user adoption. "
target: Princeton eCom Corporation
A leader in delivering flexible, trusted electronic payment solutions that are proven to improve business. The company has focused exclusively on payment processing, enabling us to cultivate the expertise to deliver the industry's most powerful, integrated and versatile range of payment solutions.
price ($mm)
$166
rev ($mm)
$39
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closed 9/29/2006 via

Transaction Systems Architects, Inc., acquired P&H Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Transaction Systems Architects, Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire P&H Solutions, Inc. for $150 million in cash, net of cash acquired. P&H is a leading provider of Web-based enterprise business banking solutions to financial institutions.
buyer: Transaction Systems Architects, Inc. (ACIW:$1,006.33)
ACI is a leading international provider of solutions for retail banking, wholesale banking, and cross-industry systems. ACI serves more than 800 customers in 83 countries including many of the world's largest financial institutions, retailers, and payment processors. "
target: P&H Solutions, Inc.
An industry leader in Web-based corporate cash management. Approx. 100 financial institutions in production and 20 years of industry experience, P&H is customer- and banking-focused, with a strong commitment to helping financial institutions meet their strategic cash management objectives.
price ($mm)
$157
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$41
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3.8x
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closed 6/13/2018 via BNC Analysis

ContaAzul, acquired Wabbi Software S.A.

synopsis: ContaAzul, a company based in Joinville, Brazil that develops management system solutions for small businesses, announced the acquisition of the startup Wabbi, a company that developed a cloud platform for accounting.
buyer: ContaAzul
ContaAzul is a Brazilian company founded in 2012 that offers an innovative cloud management and accounting system for small businesses. ContaAzul was one of the first companies accelerated by 500Startups, a business acceleration program based in Silicon Valley (US). "
target: Wabbi Software S.A.
Wabbi offers a cloud platform for accounting. It is the first collaborative accounting software platform in Brazil that brings together everything companies and accounting agencies need to do all the steps of business and accounting management in one place, without waste and with high productivity.
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announced 8/28/2019 via Company Press Release

AvidXchange, will acquire BankTEL Systems

synopsis:  AvidXchange, the leading provider of accounts payable and payment automation solutions for the middle market will be acquiring BankTEL, a provider of accounting solutions that helps financial institutions manage expenses with software that maintains transparency, accountability and regulatory compliance.
buyer: AvidXchange
AvidXchange is the industry leader in automating invoice and payment processes for mid-market businesses. AvidXchange is distinguished as a global fintech unicorn and one of the fastest growing technology companies in the U.S. with 1,300 employees in seven office locations. "
target: BankTEL Systems
BankTEL helps financial institutions manage expenses with software that maintains transparency, accountability and regulatory compliance. BankTEL is the only international software company that focuses solely on accounting solutions for financial institutions.
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announced 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Hanse Orga Group, will acquire Tembit Software GmbH

synopsis: Hanse Orga Group, the market leader in financial automation software, announces that it will acquire Tembit Software, a provider of cloud and mobile payment applications for companies in the financial and corporate sectors. Tembit is also recognized for solutions in the areas of customer relationship management and healthcare.
buyer: Hanse Orga Group
Hanse Orga Group supports over 1,600 business customers with various products and solutions. The company was established in 1984 and pursues a dual product strategy, offering SAP-embedded solutions as well as web-based products which can be linked to different Enterprise Resource Planning systems. "
target: Tembit Software GmbH
Tembit Software offers ERP-independent cloud-based solutions that enable customers to manage and execute large volumes of payment transactions in a secure and efficient manner. The company’s product development focuses on secure solutions for companies as well as banks and their customers.
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closed 3/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Indus Net Technologies, acquired Influx ERP Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Kolkata-based Indus Net Technologies has acquired ERP solutions provider, InFlux ERP. InFlux ERP is an ERP system for enterprises engaged in the business of brokerage & distribution of financial products that include mutual funds, insurance (both life & non-life), stocks, derivatives, commodities, and consumer finance.
buyer: Indus Net Technologies
Indus Net Technologies is an innovative IT Service, managed Outsourcing & Internet strategy company, with a unique combination of Creativity and Technology. They help corporations and governments with Cloud/Web based custom application development, Mobility and Digital marketing services. "
target: Influx ERP Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
InFlux ERP is a 360 degree ERP solution that ensures business performance optimization and boosts ROI. It is an ERP system for enterprises engaged in the business of brokerage & distribution of financial products such as Mutual Funds, Insurance, Stocks, derivatives, Commodities and consumer finance.
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closed 10/14/2015 via Company Press Release

Pollen Street Capital, acquired Validis

synopsis: Pollen Street Capital is pleased to announce the acquisition of business and assets of Future Route Limited, trading as Validis. Validis is the revolutionary and industry-first financial data transmission software, that’s empowering global accountancy firms, financial institutions and commercial businesses.
buyer: Pollen Street Capital
Pollen Street Capital is a private equity fund manager focussed on investing in businesses in the financial services sector. Pollen Street Capital has invested over £1.2bn in a range of businesses across all stages of development. "
target: Validis
Validis is the revolutionary and industry-first financial data transmission software, that’s empowering global accountancy firms, financial institutions and commercial businesses.
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announced 5/23/2012 via Yahoo, Inc.

Reinsurance Technologies Ltd. will be merged with Ludvik Holdings Inc,

synopsis: Reinsurance Technologies has merged with Ludvik Holdings, Inc. Reinsurance Technologies Ltd. is a software product company that engages in the design, development, marketing, and support of Web-based software solution used by insurance and reinsurance companies.
buyer: Ludvik Holdings Inc
Ludvik Holdings has investments in public and private companies. It provides long-term equity and debt investment capital to fund growth, acquisitions and recapitalizations of small and middle-market companies in a variety of industries primarily located in the U.S. "
target: Reinsurance Technologies Ltd.
Reinsurance Technologies Ltd., a software product company, engages in the design, development, marketing, and support of Web-based software solution used by insurance and reinsurance companies to facilitate and support critical back-office business processes.
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announced 5/3/2019 via BusinessWire

MasterCard Incorporated, will acquire Transactis, Inc.

synopsis: Mastercard, an American multinational financial services corporation, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Transactis, a platform that helps businesses deliver bills and receive payments through one simple-to-navigate experience.
buyer: MasterCard Incorporated (MA:$16,225.00)
MasterCard is a technology company in the global payments industry. Mastercard operates the world’s fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. "
target: Transactis, Inc.
Transactis transforms traditional billing and payment processing with innovative, reliable, and secure digital solutions. Its advanced technology simplifies receivables management, and is delivered to market through banks and service providers that support millions of businesses.
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closed 9/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer NV, acquired Adsolut

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announces that it has signed and completed the acquisition of Adsolut, a fast-growing provider of collaborative tax and accounting solutions for tax advisors and their clients in Belgium. The company offers an integrated, modular software suite, that enables online collaboration between accountants and their clients.
buyer: Wolters Kluwer NV (ENXTAM:WKL:$5,570.43)
Wolters Kluwer is a leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax & accounting, finance, risk & compliance, and legal sectors. They help customers make critical decisions by providing solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized tech and services."
target: Adsolut
Founded in 2007, Adsolut offers an integrated, modular software suite, that enables online collaboration between accountants and their small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients.
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closed 9/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US, acquired XCM Solutions

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced that it has completed the acquisition of XCM Solutions, a cloud-based workflow solutions provider for professional tax and accounting firms.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting offers innovative, integrated and customer-focused solutions that support the workflow of CPAs, corporate tax and accounting departments, and auditors — enabling growth, enhancing productivity and increasing profitability. "
target: XCM Solutions
XCM Solutions is a cloud-based workflow solutions provider for professional tax and accounting firms. XCM solutions help firms control their workflow processes and allocate their resources in order to achieve greater efficiency, productivity and profitability.
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$162
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closed 9/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

symplr, acquired ComplyTrack

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announced that it has completed the divestment of ComplyTrack, a healthcare regulatory risk and compliance solution, to symplr, a provider of cloud-based solutions for hospitals and other health facilities.
buyer parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
buyer: symplr
symplr is an industry leader in governance, risk and compliance SaaS solutions that help healthcare organizations mitigate risk and ensure compliance. symplr has a single mission: to make healthcare compliance and credentialing simpler for all constituents of the healthcare community. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: ComplyTrack
ComplyTrack is a complete healthcare regulatory risk and compliance software solution that enables users to proactively assess, communicate, and mitigate risk across the entire healthcare enterprise in the face of constant regulatory change.
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closed 1/16/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, acquired CGE Risk Management Solutions B.V.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has acquired Netherlands-based CGE Risk Management Solutions B.V., a leading provider of risk management software, including the industry-standard BowTieXP solution. The acquisition will extend Wolters Kluwer’s presence in the growing operational risk management software market.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert information solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. "
target: CGE Risk Management Solutions B.V.
Netherlands-based CGE Risk Management Solutions is a provider of risk management software. GCE's BowTieXP solution is a barrier-based risk management solution for visual and qualitative risk assessment for analyzing and communicating how high-risk scenarios around specific hazards develop.
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closed 1/15/2020 via GlobeNewswire

NCOI Group, purchased Belgian Training Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announced that it has completed the divestment of its Belgian training assets to NCOI Group, the largest privately owned company in the Dutch education and training market.
buyer: NCOI Group
NCOI Education Group offers a complete range of Master programs specifically aimed at workers. In addition NCOI offers a wide range of short skill-oriented training. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The acquisition includes the Belgian training assets of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert information solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance.
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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 5/8/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions, acquired CLM Matrix

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance acquired 100% of the shares of CLM Matrix, a fast-growing provider of contract lifecycle management software. CLM Matrix will become part of GRC’s ELM Solutions unit, a market leader in legal spend and matter management software.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions
Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions is a provider of enterprise legal spend and matter management and legal analytics solutions. ELM Solutions helps corporate legal and insurance claims departments and their law firms worldwide to ensure compliance, control costs, and collaborate more effectively. "
target: CLM Matrix
CLM Matrix is the leading provider of solutions that transform the way companies manage contracts, trade agreements and other important documents that contain valuable strategic information. CLM Matrix is the only CLM solution built exclusively on the Microsoft Office SharePoint technology platform.
price ($mm)
$35
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$3
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announced 10/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, will acquire eVision Industry Software

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announced that it has acquired eVision Industry Software BV, a global provider of industrial operational risk management software. eVision offers innovative solutions that improve the way the oil, gas and petrochemical industries operate on a global scale.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert information solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. "
target: eVision Industry Software
eVision Industry Software is a global leader in industrial operational risk management (IORM) software and offers innovative solutions that improve the way the oil, gas and petrochemical industries operate on a global scale.
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$145
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$25
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announced 3/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, will acquire Firecracker, Inc.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Firecracker, an adaptive learning, assessment, and study-planning solution used by more than 20 percent of U.S. medical students.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions that support clinicians, patients, researchers and students with advanced clinical decision support, learning and research and clinical intelligence. "
target: Firecracker, Inc.
Founded in 2009, Firecracker uses a technology- and data-driven approach to improve medical student learning in preparation for high stakes exams, including the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
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Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., acquired Provation Medical, Inc.

synopsis: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., a leading private investment firm, announced that it has acquired Provation Medical, Inc., a leading software solution provider for intelligent procedure documentation, from Wolters Kluwer.
buyer: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is a leading private investment firm. With a sector-focused approach, the firm seeks to partner with world-class management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from Clearlake’s operational improvement approach. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Provation Medical, Inc.
ProVation Medical is the U.S. market-leader in gastroenterology procedure documentation software and is also a major supplier of order sets to hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.
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$181
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announced 10/25/2017 via Company Press Release

Karnov Group AB, will purchase Swedish Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory has agreed to sell certain Swedish publishing and trade services assets to Karnov Group. The Swedish assets to be sold include legal and regulatory information, in print and digital formats, as well as printing and distribution services.
buyer parent: Rothschild
buyer: Karnov Group AB
The Karnov Group serves leading legal, tax and accounting professionals in Sweden and Denmark with online research solutions, continued legal education, and decision support tools for improved client advisory, and continuously invests in new technology. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The Swedish assets to be sold include legal and regulatory information, in print and digital formats, as well as printing and distribution services. Wolters Kluwer N.V. is a global leader in information services and solutions.
price ($mm)
$80
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$26
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closed 9/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer NV, acquired Adsolut

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announces that it has signed and completed the acquisition of Adsolut, a fast-growing provider of collaborative tax and accounting solutions for tax advisors and their clients in Belgium. The company offers an integrated, modular software suite, that enables online collaboration between accountants and their clients.
buyer: Wolters Kluwer NV (ENXTAM:WKL:$5,570.43)
Wolters Kluwer is a leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax & accounting, finance, risk & compliance, and legal sectors. They help customers make critical decisions by providing solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized tech and services."
target: Adsolut
Founded in 2007, Adsolut offers an integrated, modular software suite, that enables online collaboration between accountants and their small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) clients.
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announced 7/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Peninsula Business Services Group, will purchase Certain UK Publishing Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announces that it has reached agreement on the divestment of certain UK information and publishing assets to the Peninsula Business Services Group. The assets include information services for HR, health & safety, and compliance professionals and online and print publications for accountants and tax consultants.
buyer: Peninsula Business Services Group
The Peninsula Business Services Group is a leading U.K. provider of employment law, HR, health & safety and tax consultancy services. Since 1983 Peninsula has been providing professional services to small businesses across the UK. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer. Some of their UK Publishing Assets include information services for HR, health & safety, and compliance professionals and online and print publications for accountants and tax consultants.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/6/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US, acquired Tagetik

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, a company that supports the workflow of CPAs, corporate tax and accounting departments and auditors, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Tagetik, a leading global provider of corporate performance management software and services to mid- and large size corporations.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting offers innovative, integrated and customer-focused solutions that support the workflow of CPAs, corporate tax and accounting departments, and auditors — enabling growth, enhancing productivity and increasing profitability. "
target: Tagetik
Founded in 1986, Tagetik is a market leader in corporate performance management solutions, supporting the workflow of the Office of the CFO, including financial and operational budgeting and planning, consolidation and close process, financial modeling, analytics and reporting.
price ($mm)
$317
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/4/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, will acquire Emmi Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a global provider of healthcare information and point of care solutions, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Emmi Solutions, one of the leading U.S. providers of patient engagement solutions. Emmi is a leading provider of comprehensive and interactive patient engagement solutions.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
A division of Wolters Kluwer N.V., Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry. "
target: Emmi Solutions, LLC
Emmi Solutions is the pioneer of outcomes-driven patient engagement. Emmi offers a complete solution that engages patients and has repeatedly shown that it can improve clinical and financial outcomes.
price ($mm)
$170
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Reynolds & Reynolds, will purchase indirect loan origination solutions from Wolters Kluwer NV

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer signed an agreement to sell its indirect loan origination solutions, including their AppOne software, Risk Mitigation Services and Bankers Systems Indirect lending compliance documents to Reynolds and Reynolds, a leading provider of software, compliance forms and services to U.S. automotive dealers and lenders.
buyer: Reynolds & Reynolds
Reynolds and Reynolds is a leading provider of automobile dealership software, documents, and services to help dealerships deliver better business results and transform the customer experience. "
seller: Wolters Kluwer NV (ENXTAM:WKL:$5,570.43)
The indirect loan origination solutions include AppOne, Risk Mitigation Services and Bankers Systems Indirect lending compliance documents. AppOne® workflow platform streamlines and automates the traditional tasks of processing an indirect loan application.
price ($mm)
$36
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/1/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US, acquired CPE Link

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced that it has signed and completed an agreement to acquire CPE Link, a leading online provider of continuing professional education (CPE) for accountants, tax preparers, and financial advisors. The acquisition will expand and complement Wolters Kluwer's existing learning portfolio.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting US (CCHGroup.com) is a leading provider of software solutions and local expertise that helps tax, accounting, and audit professionals research and navigate complex regulations, comply with legislation, manage their businesses and advice clients. "
target: CPE Link
CPE Link offers online Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for accounting and finance professionals via live webcasts, and multi-media, mobile friendly on-demand courses. CPE Link instructors are all tax professionals, who are experts in their fields and have many years of practical experience.
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closed 7/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, acquired Enablon

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announces that it has completed the acquisition of compliance software provider Enablon. Enablon is a leading global provider of environmental, health, safety and sustainability and operational risk management software and SaaS solutions, serving major corporations worldwide across a range of industries.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory is a division of Wolters Kluwer, serving customers around the world with expert information solutions, software, and services in the areas of law, business, and regulatory compliance. "
target: Enablon
Enablon is the world’s leading provider of Sustainability, EH&S and Operational Risk Management Software. More than 1,000 global companies and 1 million users rely on Enablon solutions to manage their environmental and social performance, minimize risks and improve profitability.
price ($mm)
$279
rev ($mm)
$50
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired PrepU

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired the adaptive learning technology that powers the PrepU quizzing tool for nursing and medical education. PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PrepU
PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences. The company offers test prep for college biology, nursing, and medical concentrations.
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closed 9/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Fastcase, Inc., acquired Loislaw.com, Inc.

synopsis: The legal research company Fastcase has acquired one of its prime competitors among middle-market legal research providers, Loislaw. The online site covers primary legal materials for all 50 states, all federal appellate courts, the U.S. Code, the Code of Federal Regulations and the Federal Register.
buyer: Fastcase, Inc.
Fastcase is the leading next-generation legal research service that provides a comprehensive national law library and powerfull searching, sorting, and visualization tools. The Fastcase collection includes cases, statutes, regulations, court rules, and constitutions. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Loislaw.com, Inc. (:$5.00)
Loislaw.com provides legal professionals access to comprehensive legal information from multiple resources in one online location. They can link to a wide variety of content to support their legal research needs including Primary Law, Federal and State Law, Treatise Libraries, and Bar Publications.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/1/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired Learner's Digest International

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer's Health Division announced that is has completed the acquisition of 100% of Learner's Digest International, LLC. Learner's Digest is a leading provider of independent continuing medical education to physicians in the U.S. Operationally, the company will become part of Wolters Kluwer Health Learning, Research & Practice (LR&P).
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Its customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Housatonic Partners
target: Learner's Digest International
Learner's Digest is a leading provider of independent (non-pharma funded) continuing medical education (CME) to physicians and other healthcare professionals in the U.S. The company has developed a mobile audio learning platform that simplifies the traditional, time-consuming CME process.
price ($mm)
$150
rev ($mm)
$39
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/25/2011 via BNC Analysis

Thomson Reuters, acquired Legal Publishing Group

synopsis: Thomson Reuters, the leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, has announced that it has acquired Legal Publishing Group operations in Argentina and Chile from Palmfund Management. Legal Publishing Group publishes legal, tax and accounting information.
buyer: Thomson Reuters (TRI:$5,921.00)
Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers. "
target parent: Palmfund Management, LLC
target: Legal Publishing Group
Legal Publishing Group develops and publishes high-quality content in legal, regulatory, tax, labor and foreign trade matters. The business serves the needs of more than 90 universities, and offers solutions to accounting professionals and more than 200 governmental departments.
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announced 6/30/2010 via Capital IQ

European Professional Publishing Group GmbH, will acquire Reed Business Information GmbH

synopsis: The specialty publishing group European Professional Publishing Group has acquired the German specialty publisher Reed Business Information GmbH. Reed Business provides a broad offering of specialty journals, specialty books, services and online products for architects in over 70 countries and four languages.
buyer: European Professional Publishing Group GmbH
The European Professional Publishing Group (EPPG) is a Munich-based publishing group for medium-size publishers in the field of specialty information and specialty interests. Group companies grow and develop organically as well as through additional investment and acquisitions. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Reed Business Information GmbH
Reed Business Information GmbH provides a broad offering of specialty journals, specialty books, services and online products for architects in over 70 countries and four languages under the DETAIL brand.
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Highline Media, LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
target: Highline Media, LLC
Highline Media LLC was formed to acquire The National Underwriter Company, the leading publisher and reference provider to the insurance and financial industries.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/9/2006 via Company Press Release

Summit Business Media, LLC, acquired Pfingsten Publishing LLC

synopsis: William F. Reilly and Wind Point Partners, a private equity firm, announced today the formation of Summit Business Media, which simultaneously acquired Pfingsten Publishing and Highline Media. Mr. Reilly will be Chairman and CEO of Summit.
buyer parent: Wind Point Partners
buyer: Summit Business Media, LLC
Summit Business Media, LLC is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group, The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group. "
target parent: Pfingsten Partners, L.P.
target: Pfingsten Publishing LLC
Pfingsten Publishing L.L.C. is a business-to-business media company that serves three market groups: The Art Group; The Financial Services Group, and The Industrial Group.
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closed 2/1/2007 via BusinessWire

Prism Business Media, acquired Penton Media, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners and Wasserstein & Co., LP announced the completion of the purchase of Penton Media, Inc. and the simultaneous acquisition by MidOcean of 50% of the combined businesses of Prism Business Media Holdings, Inc. and Penton Media, Inc. Wasserstein, along with its coinvestors, continues to own 50% of the combined company.
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Prism Business Media
Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S. The company's market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 96 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. "
target parent: ABRY Partners
target: Penton Media, Inc.
Penton Media, Inc., a diversified business-to-business media company, produces market-focused magazines, trade shows, conferences, and online media and provides a broad range of custom media and direct marketing solutions for business-to-business customers worldwide.
price ($mm)
$530
rev ($mm)
$198
EBITDA ($mm)
$42
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
12.5x
closed 8/24/2006 via Company Press Release

Database Ready, LLC, acquired Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory

synopsis: Database Ready, LLC, a provider of services and software that are used by financial, database, directory and other publishers, has acquired Edwards Information, LLC, publisher of the Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory.
buyer: Database Ready, LLC
Database Ready consists of three distinct business operations:software distribution services (it helps software companies sell their software); directory publishing; and database and content management services. "
target: Edwards Disaster Recovery Directory
A man with money who made his millions buying and selling radio stations.
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closed 5/23/2006 via Company Press Release

A Consortium of 6 buyers acquired VNU nv

synopsis: Valcon, the consortium of private equity firms that for months has been trying to buy Anglo-Dutch media giant VNU for $9.7 billion, last weekend declared victory. The consortium said shareholders representing nearly 79% of VNU’s stock have tendered their stake.
buyer: AlpInvest Partners N.V.
buyer: Thomas H. Lee Co.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$2,983.13)
buyer: The Carlyle Group (CG:$1,614.20)
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$1,307.71)
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is an investment firm that makes a wide variety of private equity investments on behalf of itself and its investors. KKR has completed more than 100 transactions involving over $100 billion of total financing. KKR has offices in New York, Menlo Park and London. "
target: VNU nv (NLSN:$6,465.00)
The Nielsen Company is world’s leading provider of marketing information, audience measurement, and business media products and services. Nielsen provides clients with the most complete view of their consumers and their markets.
price ($mm)
$11,594
rev ($mm)
$4,479
EBITDA ($mm)
$835
EV / rev
2.6x
EV / EBITDA
13.9x
closed 3/6/2006 via PR Newswire

The CAPS Group, purchased educational product development, catalog, publication and New York-based advertising pre-media opera from Schawk, Inc.

synopsis: The CAPS Group, a premier provider of graphic arts services to corporations, advertising agencies and design firms, has acquired the educational product development, catalog, publication and New York-based advertising pre-media operations of Schawk, Inc.
buyer: The CAPS Group
The CAPS Group is one of the largest independent graphic arts services providers in the United States. Its clients include Fortune 500 corporations, leading mid-market companies, nationally recognized publishers and large advertising agencies. The company is headquartered in Chicago. "
seller: Schawk, Inc. (SGK:$442.64)
Schawk, Inc. specialize in two markets: packaging and advertising. Many of the world’s biggest consumer products companies, advertising agencies and printers rely on us every day for innovative brand imaging solutions that help them achieve strategic business goals.
price ($mm)
$29
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/3/2003 via

synopsis: Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ), publisher of the world's most vital business and financial news, announced today it has acquired Technologic Partners, a closely held publications and events firm for the venture capital and technology industries.
buyer: Dow Jones & Company, Inc. (:$1,769.69)
Dow Jones & Company is a leading provider of global business news and information services. Its Consumer Media Group publishes The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch and the Far Eastern Economic Review. "
target:
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closed 9/30/2020 via PR Newswire

STEMconnector merged with Pod Network LLC,

synopsis: Pod Network LLC, an award-winning social networking app, has merged with STEMconnector, the nation's largest research-driven professional services company dedicated to developing a diverse, STEM-ready workforce.
buyer: Pod Network LLC
Pod is a social networking platform designed to provide discovery and community building capability in a fast and easy manner. Based on the significance of interests and proximity, Pod serves to help people build and maintain rich networks. "
target: STEMconnector
STEMconnector is the leading corporation connecting all aspects of the STEM community from K-12 to global corporations. STEMconnector provides corporate, postsecondary, K-12, nonprofit, and government members with enterprise-wide support to develop, execute, and scale their STEM talent strategies.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Paragon Partners GmbH, acquired Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG

synopsis: Paragon Partners, one of the leading independent private equity firms in Europe, acquired all shares of the WEKA Group, a leading provider of specialist information, software, further education & services for the DACH region and France.
buyer: Paragon Partners GmbH
Paragon Partners is an independent private equity company. The firm invests in mid-sized companies with a proven and sustainable business model. Its investments are primarily in the German speaking region but its perspective is international. "
target: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international specialist publishing company for administration and industry. WEKA is one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses in the world. The Group is based in Kissing, Germany and consists of 25 media companies in four European countries.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$280
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/7/2020 via PR Newswire

PlaceIQ, acquired FreckleIOT

synopsis: PlaceIQ Inc., the leading data and technology provider that powers critical business and marketing decisions with location data, analytics, and insights, announced it has acquired FreckleIOT, a business specializing in location data and foot traffic measurement from Freckle, LTD.
buyer: PlaceIQ
PlaceIQ is a provider of Next Generation Location Intelligence. Extracting meaning and context from the huge explosion of new location data being created, PlaceIQ enables a detailed and dynamic understanding of a place or location like never before. "
target: FreckleIOT
Freckle is a global data company specializing in media measurement and identity. The Freckle offline media measurement solution determines the effectiveness of media across all channels in driving customers into a physical location. They are based in New York and Toronto.
price ($mm)
$3.10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2020 via Forbes

Growth Catalyst Partners, acquired Government Executive Media Group

synopsis: Growth Catalyst Partners, a lower-middle market private equity firm, is acquiring a controlling stake in Government Executive Media Group, government's business news daily and the premier digital destination for senior leaders in the federal government's departments and agencies.
buyer: Growth Catalyst Partners
Growth Catalyst Partners ("GCP") is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on information, marketing and tech-enabled services businesses. GCP’s strategy involves targeting growth segments of industries and identifying market leading companies with breakout potential. "
target parent: Atlantic Media Company
target: Government Executive Media Group
Government Executive is government's business news daily and the premier digital destination for senior leaders in the federal government's departments and agencies. Their readers are the high-ranking civilian and military officials who are responsible for defending the nation.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/6/2019 via PR Newswire

S&P Global Market Intelligence, acquired The 451 Group

synopsis: NEW YORK, Dec. 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), the world's foremost provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets, announced today that it has acquired 451 Research, LLC, a privately-held research and advisory firm that provides intelligence, expertise and data covering high-growt
buyer parent: S&P Global
buyer: S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence provides data, essential insights, and powerful analytics to help navigate the financial markets. S&P Global Market Intelligence integrates financial and industry data, research, and news into tools that help clients make informed business and financial decisions. "
target: The 451 Group
The 451 Group owns and operates 451 Research, a leading technology-industry syndicated research and data firm focused on the business of enterprise IT innovation. It also owns Uptime Institute, an independent provider of thought leadership, certification, education, and professional services.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
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announced 11/26/2019 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire First Advantage Corporation

synopsis: Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing, will acquire First Advantage, a global technology and information services leader in background check and drug screening solutions. First Advantage's services include background screening (criminal, education, employment), driver compliance, drug testing, and fingerprinting.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $43 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and operating professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity, and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Ryan Konikoff, acquired Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.

synopsis: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. recently announced new ownership with Chief Operating Officer Ryan Konikoff acquiring the majority share. Rock The House Founder and CEO Matt Radicelli will remain at the helm of the company. Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company.
buyer: Ryan Konikoff
Ryan Konikoff is the Chief Operating Officer at Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. He specializes in Tour Managing, Cruise Ships, Music Festivals, and Audio / Visual & special event design. "
target: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.
Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company. RTH provides world-class event lighting, A/V production services, videography, DJs, photo booths, and more for Corporate Events, Meetings and Conferences, Weddings and just about any other type of event.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, acquired Buying Business Travel, the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target parent: Panacea Media
target: Buying Business Travel Media
Buying Business Travel is the UK’s leading publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers. It has a highly targeted circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gartner, Inc., acquired Topo, Inc

synopsis: Gartner, a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500, has acquired TOPO, a research, advisory, and consulting firm for sales and marketing organizations, to better help companies continue to grow revenue faster and sustain that growth.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner is a leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. Gartner's combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced, and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. "
target: Topo, Inc
TOPO is a research, advisory, and consulting firm that helps sales and marketing adopt the patterns and plays that drive faster revenue growth. The company develops research insights, actionable assessments, and market technology guides for marketing, sales development, and sales.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/15/2019 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired Vigeo Eiris

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Vigeo Eiris, an independent international provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and services for investors and public & private organizations. Vigeo Eiris is based in France, with operations all over the world.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,198.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: Vigeo Eiris
Vigeo Eiris is an independent international provider of environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and services for investors and public & private organizations. Vigeo Eiris is based in France, with operations all over the world.
price ($mm)
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Forrester, will acquire SiriusDecisions, Inc.

synopsis: Forrester, a research and advisory firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SiriusDecisions. SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business research and advisory firm. They help companies by delivering actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and guidance to elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
buyer: Forrester (FORR:$349.37)
Forrester is one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. They work with business and technology leaders to develop customer-obsessed strategies that drive growth. Forrester's unique insights are grounded in annual surveys, methodologies, and the wisdom of their clients. "
target: SiriusDecisions, Inc.
SiriusDecisions is a leading business-to-business (B2B) advisory firm. They help B2B companies worldwide by delivering the actionable intelligence, transformative frameworks and expert guidance that equip executives to modernize and elevate sales, marketing and product performance.
price ($mm)
$245
rev ($mm)
$87
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.8x
EV / EBITDA

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year
2020
rev ($mm)
$73.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.91
EBIT ($mm)
$15.26
Net Income ($mm)
$9.61
Employees
847
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Ticker: LSE:REL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RELX Group plc
RELX Group plc
RELX Group is a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. They are a company that delivers improved outcomes to professional customers across industries, helping them make better decisions, get better results and be more productive.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$9,801.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,746.43
EBIT ($mm)
$2,285.64
Net Income ($mm)
$1,667.76
Employees
33200
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Ticker: TRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. They combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial and risk, legal, tax and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,921.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,321.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,088.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,599.00
Employees
24400
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Ticker: ENXTAM:WKL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer NV
Wolters Kluwer is a leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax & accounting, finance, risk & compliance, and legal sectors. They help customers make critical decisions by providing solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized tech and services.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,570.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,646.72
EBIT ($mm)
$1,227.34
Net Income ($mm)
$876.67
Employees
18599
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Ticker: LSE:INF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Informa plc
Informa plc
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$3,663.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,154.77
EBIT ($mm)
$721.83
Net Income ($mm)
$393.19
Employees
11000
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lombardi Media Corporation
Lombardi Media Corporation is a publishing and direct marketing company. The Corporation publishes consumer newsletters, books and information databases in print and on-line format for approximately 250,000 customers.
year
2001
rev ($mm)
$16.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.00
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,848.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$307.18
EBIT ($mm)
$223.55
Net Income ($mm)
$147.00
Employees
5700
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Ticker: CSGP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CoStar Group
CoStar Group
CoStar Group is the leading provider of commercial real estate information, analytics and online marketplaces. Founded in 1987, CoStar conducts expansive, ongoing research to produce and maintain the largest and most comprehensive database of commercial real estate information.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,463.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$431.68
EBIT ($mm)
$345.92
Net Income ($mm)
$302.59
Employees
4337
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Ticker: SWX:MCHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MCH Group AG
MCH Group AG
The MCH Group is a leading international live-marketing group of companies with a comprehensive network of services in the entire exhibition and event market. They provide first-class marketing platforms in the form of internationally and nationally leading exhibitions.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$521.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$42.59
EBIT ($mm)
($16.59)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
968
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Ticker: FORR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forrester Research Inc.
Forrester Research Inc.
Forrester Research is an independent research company that provides pragmatic and forward-thinking advice to global leaders in business and technology. It works with professionals in 19 key roles at major companies providing proprietary research, customer insight, consulting, events, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$349.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$31.34
EBIT ($mm)
$22.44
Net Income ($mm)
$12.10
Employees
1418
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Ticker: BIT:FM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano International SPA
Fiera Milano is the leading exhibition group in Italy. Fiera Milano is the ideal partner for promotion, development and internationalisation due to their excellence in professional exhibitions, as well as its success in the foremost international conference management.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$268.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.79
EBIT ($mm)
$21.51
Net Income ($mm)
$16.43
Employees
698
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Ticker: LSE:ITE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group, Plc.
ITE Group plc is one of the world’s leading organisers of international trade exhibitions and conferences and specialise in producing events in growing and developing markets. ITE Group organises around 240 exhibitions and conferences each year.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$207.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$27.55
EBIT ($mm)
$11.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1374
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Ticker: BIT:IEG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Italian Exhibition Group
Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is the Italian leader in the organization of trade expos and one of the main players in Europe in the expo and conference sector, with its venues in Rimini and Vicenza. The group organizes events for food & beverage, jewelry & fashion, tourism, hospitality, and more.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$202.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.23
EBIT ($mm)
$25.26
Net Income ($mm)
$13.76
Employees
307
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Ticker: RBCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RBC Holding
RBC is one of Russia's largest and most dynamic media companies. It operates in the Internet, television and print media segments. RBC occupies a leading position on the business information market in Russia and the CIS, and is expanding its presence in the area of general interest Internet.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier Media, Inc.
Glacier provides news, data and analysis in a range of business sectors, including Agriculture, Energy, Mining, Real Estate and Environmental Risk. It owns roughly 160 community newspapers, magazines and websites including The Times Colonist in Victoria, and Prince George Citizen.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$141.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.85
EBIT ($mm)
($0.92)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
Employees
1751
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Ticker: TSE:2139
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Chuco Co., Ltd.
Chuco Co., Ltd. is engaged in the magazine publishing business. It publishes business and lifestyle magazines. The company also organizes business seminars and events, such as lectures, concerts, symposiums and seminars, training, and implementation of various PR.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$66.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.04
EBIT ($mm)
$4.61
Net Income ($mm)
$3.07
Employees
286
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