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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tom Geiser and Stephen Capranica, acquired Pickett Productions

synopsis: Pickett Productions, one of the nation's oldest animation studios, announced that they have been purchased by Tom Geiser and Stephen Capranica. Geiser will serve as President of Pickett Productions and be responsible for the day-to-day actives of the company, while Capranica will focus on the transition and positioning for the new acquisition.
buyer: Tom Geiser and Stephen Capranica
Tom Geiser is a marketing communications and digital marketing consultant. Stephen Capranica is an investor and the CEO or Capranica Industries. Both are based in St. Louis, MO. "
target: Pickett Productions
Pickett Productions is one of the nation's oldest animation studios. Pickett Productions specializes in animation and 3D modeling, as well as all video-related services. Some of those services include: computer art and animation, video production, post production and digital content creation.
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closed 2/9/2022 via Company Press Release

Cyber Group Studios, acquired Graphilm

synopsis: Cyber Group Studios, a leading producer and distributor of animated series in France, has acquired a majority stake in Graphilm, a leading animation production company in Italy. Graphilm produces animated products for TV series, feature films, video clips, and commercials. Their works include Nerfertine, Waterloo, OFF, Boo Boom, and more.
buyer: Cyber Group Studios
Cyber Group Studios is a leading producer and distributor of animated series in France. Cyber Group Studios aims to produce endlessly entertaining content for children around the world. Their productions include Gigantosaurus, Droners, The Last Kids on Earth, Taffy, and more. "
target: Graphilm
Graphilm is a leading animation production company in Italy. Graphilm produces animated products for TV series, feature films, video clips, and commercials. Their works include Nerfertine, Waterloo, OFF, Boo Boom, Tempo Instabile, and more.
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closed 8/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

TinyBuild GAMES, acquired Animal, LLC

synopsis: TinyBuild, a video game development and publishing company, has acquired Animal, an independent video game developer and media production company. Animal creates beautifully designed animated advertising content for their clients. The company's first game, RAWMEN, is an online third person shooter game themed around food.
buyer: TinyBuild GAMES (AIM:TBLD:$37.76)
tinyBuild is a video game development and publishing company with its HQ in Bellevue, USA and a branch office in Hilversum, The Netherlands. They're known for titles such as Hello Neighbor, SpeedRunners, Graveyard Keeper, and many more. "
target: Animal, LLC
Animal is an independent video game developer and media production company. Animal creates beautifully designed animated advertising content for their clients. The company's first game, RAWMEN, is an online third person shooter game themed around food.
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$10
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closed 8/11/2021 via gamesindustry.biz

Thunderful, acquired Tussilago

synopsis: Thunderful Group, a Swedish games publisher, has acquired Tussilago, a film production company in Sweden. Tussilago works with ad agencies and companies to creatively communicate their ideas through film, motion graphics and animation. They also develop screenplays for film and TV.
buyer: Thunderful (OM:THUNDR:$351.30)
Based in Sweden, Thunderful AB was founded as a parent company to Gothenburg, Sweden-based game development studios Image & Form International AB and Zoink AB, two of the most successful veterans in the Swedish gaming industry. Thunderful is a veritable video-gaming powerhouse on all platforms. "
target: Tussilago
Tussilago is a film production company in Sweden. Tussilago works with ad agencies and companies to creatively communicate their ideas through film, motion graphics and animation. They also develop screenplays for film and TV.
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closed 9/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Gameloft, acquired The Other Guys

synopsis: Games developer and publisher Gameloft has acquired Journeys creator The Other Guys. Founded in 2020, The Other Guys specializes in interactive storytelling, as it has not only created its Journeys platform – which features 23 series – but it also developed the interactive series app, Linda Brown.
buyer parent: Vivendi SA
buyer: Gameloft (ENXTPA:GFT:$268.27)
Gameloft is a French video game publisher based in Paris, founded in December 1999 by Ubisoft co-founder Michel Guillemot. The company operates 19 development studios worldwide, and publishes games with a special focus on the mobile games market. "
target: The Other Guys
Founded in 2020, The Other Guys specializes in interactive storytelling, as it has not only created its Journeys platform – which features 23 series – but it also developed the interactive series app, Linda Brown.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Big Machine Design, LLC merged with Roger,

synopsis: Roger, a creative agency that aims to set a new benchmark for multidisciplinary creative studios, has merged with Big Machine Design, a full-service production company that specializes in VFX and Design & Animation with the experience needed to navigate the most challenging multi-stakeholder projects.
buyer: Roger
Roger is a creative agency. With expanded creative firepower, Roger aims to set a new benchmark for multidisciplinary creative studios, offering the best in talent and resources for projects that require branding, design, animation, VFX, VR/AR, live-action, and content development. "
target: Big Machine Design, LLC
Big Machine Design is a full-service production company that specializes in VFX and Design & Animation with the experience needed to navigate the most challenging multi-stakeholder projects. In addition to television spots, BIG MACHINE can also deliver customized versions for social media.
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Toonz Media Group, acquired Telegael

synopsis: India-based prduction company, Toonz Media Group, has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in Ireland’s full-service Emmy-winning production house Telegael, adding additional pre and post-production facilities and a large live-action studio to its entertainment business. Telegael develops and co-produces animated and live-action content.
buyer: Toonz Media Group
Toonz Media Group is the global leader in creating top class entertainment content on various media and consumer platforms for kids and families across the world. Toonz specialises in content creation, production, distribution, digital media exploitation, licensing & merchandising, gaming, and more."
target: Telegael
Telegael develops and co-produces animated and live-action content for a range of international partners and broadcasters. Telegael has produced more than 1,000 hours of television, which have been distributed to over 150 territories and translated into over 50 languages.
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closed 7/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Fennel Media, acquired Fennel Media

synopsis: Fennel Media rebrands to Urbane Media following buyout. Urbane Media specialises in video production, aerial photography/videography and animation services. Its new owners are creative directors Kevin Stride and Richard Baron, operations manager Jo McIntosh and production co-ordinator Mark Mathers.
buyer: Fennel Media
Fennel Media provides full video production, UAV survey and inspection, photography, audio visual rental and installation, animation and 3D modelling – all of which are bespoke and tailored to suit individual clients’ needs. "
target: Fennel Media
Fennel Media provides full video production, UAV survey and inspection, photography, audio visual rental and installation, animation and 3D modelling – all of which are bespoke and tailored to suit individual clients’ needs.
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closed 12/5/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Funko, Inc., acquired A Large Evil Corporation

synopsis: Funko, Inc. has closed the acquisition of A Large Evil Corporation (Evil Corp), an award winning animation production company. Based in the UK, Evil Corp produces work of the highest caliber; whether it’s CG, mixed-media or motion graphics they make sure that every project packs in as much character, charm and humor as possible.
buyer: Funko, Inc. (FNKO:$686.07)
Funko is a pop culture products company. Funko designs, sources and distributes licensed pop culture products across multiple categories, including vinyl figures, action toys, plush, apparel, housewares and accessories for consumers who seek to connect with their favorite pop culture brands. "
target: A Large Evil Corporation
A Large Evil Corporation is an award winning animation production company. Based in the UK, Evil Corp produces work of the highest caliber; whether it’s CG, mixed-media or motion graphics they make sure that every project packs in as much character, charm and humor as possible.
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$4.00
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closed 12/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Memory-Tech Corp., acquired REAL-T Inc.

synopsis: Memory-Tech, a Japanese company that manufactures DVDs, CDs, and CD-ROMs, has acquired a 90% stake in REAL-T Inc. from AOI TYO Holdings, a Japan-based holding company mainly engaged in the management business of its subsidiaries. REAL-T Inc. is a post-production company in Japan. The company provides video editing services for animation projects.
buyer: Memory-Tech Corp.
Memory-Tech is a Japanese company that manufactures DVDs, CDs, CD-ROMs, and other optical-disc devices. The company also provides packaging services such as customized disc cases. The company provides their services to businesses in the visual, audio, computer, and publishing industries. "
target parent: AOI TYO Holdings
target: REAL-T Inc.
Founded in 2006, REAL-T Inc. is a post-production company in Japan. The company provides video editing services for animation projects. They have worked with JCSTAFF, A-1 Pictures, SILVER LINK, WHITE FOX, and more.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bareface, acquired Invisible Artists Pty Ltd

synopsis: Bareface, the Modern Advertising Agency, has acquired Invisible Artists, a production studio that creates motion design & animation content for leading brands. Invisible Artists creates strategically-led digital campaigns, online destinations, native content, and innovative experiences to drive trade & consumer engagement and awareness.
buyer: Bareface
Bareface is the Modern Advertising Agency. Bareface connects people to products and services, achieving the brand clarity, consistency, and authenticity that turns consumers into customers. The company offers advertising, digital marketing, and social media marketing services. "
target: Invisible Artists Pty Ltd
Invisible Artists is a production studio that creates motion design & animation content for leading brands. They create strategically-led digital campaigns, online destinations, native content, and innovative experiences to drive trade & consumer engagement and awareness.
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closed 7/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Avex Pictures, acquired Ixtl

synopsis: Avex Pictures Inc., a company that is involved in the planning and production of video content and sales of video package products, has acquired ixtl, a game developer and animation production studio. Both companies are based in Japan.
buyer parent: Avex Group Holdings Inc.
buyer: Avex Pictures
Avex Pictures Inc. is involved in the planning and production of video content and sales of video package products. They are based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Ixtl
ixtl operates as a game developer and animation production company. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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closed 6/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Shortcut Media AB, acquired Frost VFX AB

synopsis: Shortcut Media acquired 100% of shares in Frost VFX AB, a Stockholm-based production studio specializing in visual effects, animation and specialty effects. Frost VFX is a group of experts with a wide range of skills to deliver high-end visual effects and animation that enable impossible ideas to become real.
buyer: Shortcut Media AB (XSAT:SMG:$5.90)
Shortcut Media Group is a leading, independent production group that produces advertising and corporate films, trailers, animated films, promos and provides post production. The group consists of Bond Street Film, Oddway Film, Shortcut Post, Good Motion, Shortcut Film and Shortcut Graphics. "
target: Frost VFX AB
Frost VFX is a premium digital effects company based in Stockholm, aiming for perfection and artistic brilliancy. They are a group of experts with a wide range of skills to deliver high-end visual effects and animation that enable impossible ideas to become real.
price ($mm)
$0.14
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closed 3/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Cinesite, acquired Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc.

synopsis: Cinesite Studios announced that it has acquired the full service animation facility Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc., based in Vancouver. The studio employs 70 creative and production staff and is known for animating many episodes of the iconic children’s show Thomas and Friends and Seth Rogen’s ground breaking R-rated Sausage Party.
buyer: Cinesite
Cinesite is an independently owned visual effects and feature animation studio with a passion for cinema and visual story telling. With facilities in London, Montreal and Vancouver, they are well positioned to deliver world-class visual effects and animation services to its global customer base. "
target: Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc.
Founded in 2003, Nitrogen Studios Canada Inc. is a Vancouver animation studio that has provided animation content for Sony/Columbia, Sony, Annapurna Pictures, HiT Entertainment, Nelvana, Miramax/Lego, AOL and Lionsgate.
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closed 10/26/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Starbreeze AB, acquired Nozon SPRL

synopsis: Starbreeze, an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products, announced its acquisition of Nozon, a post-production facility based in Brussels. They are specialized in high end 3D animation and visual effects for advertising, feature films, animation films and music videos.
buyer: Starbreeze AB (OM:STAR B:$29.96)
Starbreeze is an independent creator, publisher and distributor of high quality entertainment products. Starbreeze creates games by their own design and through licensed content, establishing franchises that can live and prosper outside the game itself. "
target: Nozon SPRL
NOZON is a post-production facility based in Brussels. They are specialized in high end 3D animation and visual effects for advertising, feature films, animation films and music videos.
price ($mm)
$7.79
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$3
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closed 9/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Shortcut Media AB, acquired Good Motion AB

synopsis: Shortcut Media acquires 60% stake in Good Motion AB, a Stockholm-based production studio specializing in high-end 3D animation and visual effects for advertising and corporate film, television and drama.
buyer: Shortcut Media AB (XSAT:SMG:$5.90)
Shortcut Media Group consists of Bond Street, Film, Shortcut Post, Shortcut and Film Shortcut Graphics and is a Stockholm-based, fast-growing, independent production group, among others. a. provides film production, post production, graphics, trailers, 3D animation and visual effects. "
target: Good Motion AB
Good Motion AB is a Stockholm-based production studio specializing in high-end 3D animation and visual effects.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Market Wire

Grom Social, acquired Top Draw Animation

synopsis: Grom Holdings Inc., the privately-held parent company of Grom Social Inc., announced that it has acquired 100 percent of award-winning, Top Draw Animation. The acquisition of a major international animation producer is the latest step as part of an aggressive growth strategy for Grom Social, the safe social network created for "by kids for kids."
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$6.16)
Grom Social is the safe social network created by "kids for kids". Launched by 12-year-old Zach Marks, Grom Social is quickly becoming the leading safe social media platform for children worldwide "
target: Top Draw Animation
Top Draw Animation specializes in 2D digital production methodologies. It provides a full range of pre-production and production services to leading international producers.
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closed 10/7/2015 via BNC Analysis

Rainbow S.p.A., acquired Bardel Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Rainbow, a world-leader in the kids’ entertainment industry, has acquired Bardel Entertainment, a Canadian animation studio that employs 650 artists across three divisions, working with companies such as Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network and Adult Swim.
buyer: Rainbow S.p.A.
Rainbow was founded in 1995. Today, along with its subsidiaries, the company has become a world-leader in the kids’ entertainment industry, dedicated to TV and feature film productions, along with managing business activities from concept to production to global distribution. "
target: Bardel Entertainment Inc.
Bardel is a Canadian animation studio that employs 650 artists across three divisions, working with companies such as Nickelodeon, DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network and Adult Swim.
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announced 8/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

Beijing Jingxi Tourism Development Co., Ltd., will acquire Beijing Century Media Culture Co.

synopsis: Beijing Jingxi Tourism Development has agreed to acquire 100% shares in Beijing Century Partner Culture and Media, a consulting and production company that engages in the production and distribution of television programs in China. It also engages in animation production and television post production activities.
buyer: Beijing Jingxi Tourism Development Co., Ltd. (SZSE:00080:$25.78)
Beijing Jingxi Tourism Development Co., Ltd. is engaged in the investment and management of touring projects. The company is also involved in tourism development activities. "
target: Beijing Century Media Culture Co.
Beijing Century Media Culture Co. is a consulting and production company that engages in the production and distribution of television programs in China. It also engages in animation production and television post production activities.
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$220
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closed 6/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Wunderbrand Pty Ltd., acquired Voltaire Digital Media

synopsis: Wunderbrand, has expanded its offerings by acquiring television and animation production studio Voltaire. Voltaire, owned by award-winning Malcolm Ché, brings with it a roster of clients that include MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.
buyer: Wunderbrand Pty Ltd.
WUNDERBRAND are experts at trends, brands and brand experiences throughout the most important regions in Africa and the Gulf. Their belief is that in order for Africa to take it's place in the world, it needs strong indigenous brands. "
target: Voltaire Digital Media
Voltaire Digital Media produces television and animation programs. The company is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tom Geiser and Stephen Capranica, acquired Pickett Productions

synopsis: Pickett Productions, one of the nation's oldest animation studios, announced that they have been purchased by Tom Geiser and Stephen Capranica. Geiser will serve as President of Pickett Productions and be responsible for the day-to-day actives of the company, while Capranica will focus on the transition and positioning for the new acquisition.
buyer: Tom Geiser and Stephen Capranica
Tom Geiser is a marketing communications and digital marketing consultant. Stephen Capranica is an investor and the CEO or Capranica Industries. Both are based in St. Louis, MO. "
target: Pickett Productions
Pickett Productions is one of the nation's oldest animation studios. Pickett Productions specializes in animation and 3D modeling, as well as all video-related services. Some of those services include: computer art and animation, video production, post production and digital content creation.
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closed 7/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tom Geiser and Stephen Capranica, acquired Pickett Productions

synopsis: Pickett Productions, one of the nation's oldest animation studios, announced that they have been purchased by Tom Geiser and Stephen Capranica. Geiser will serve as President of Pickett Productions and be responsible for the day-to-day actives of the company, while Capranica will focus on the transition and positioning for the new acquisition.
buyer: Tom Geiser and Stephen Capranica
Tom Geiser is a marketing communications and digital marketing consultant. Stephen Capranica is an investor and the CEO or Capranica Industries. Both are based in St. Louis, MO. "
target: Pickett Productions
Pickett Productions is one of the nation's oldest animation studios. Pickett Productions specializes in animation and 3D modeling, as well as all video-related services. Some of those services include: computer art and animation, video production, post production and digital content creation.
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announced 3/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Ryu, will acquire Kosan

synopsis: RYU Apparel Inc., creator of urban athletic apparel based in Canada, will acquire Kosan Travel Company Ltd. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Kosan is a web-based travel apparel provider with a core focus on stylish performance dresses, rain jackets, and bags that make adventures safer, easier and more comfortable.
buyer: Ryu (TSXV:RYU:$2.11)
Based in Canada, RYU is an award-winning urban athletic apparel and accessories brand engineered for the fitness, performance, and lifestyle of the athletic man and woman. Designed without compromise for fit, comfort, and durability, RYU exists to facilitate optimal human performance. "
target: Kosan
Based in Canada, Kosan is a web-based travel apparel provider with a core focus on performance dresses, rain jackets, and bags that make adventures safer and more comfortable. Kosan creates stylish, functional travel wear with the finest materials and the best factories from around the world.
price ($mm)
$3.20
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$1
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announced 3/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Ryu, will acquire Kosan

synopsis: RYU Apparel Inc., creator of urban athletic apparel based in Canada, will acquire Kosan Travel Company Ltd. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Kosan is a web-based travel apparel provider with a core focus on stylish performance dresses, rain jackets, and bags that make adventures safer, easier and more comfortable.
buyer: Ryu (TSXV:RYU:$2.11)
Based in Canada, RYU is an award-winning urban athletic apparel and accessories brand engineered for the fitness, performance, and lifestyle of the athletic man and woman. Designed without compromise for fit, comfort, and durability, RYU exists to facilitate optimal human performance. "
target: Kosan
Based in Canada, Kosan is a web-based travel apparel provider with a core focus on performance dresses, rain jackets, and bags that make adventures safer and more comfortable. Kosan creates stylish, functional travel wear with the finest materials and the best factories from around the world.
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$3.20
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closed 1/27/2020 via PR Newswire

DigitalBGA, acquired FEGLI Exchange Program

synopsis: DigitalBGA, one of the nation's fastest-growing direct-to-consumer distributors of life insurance, has acquired the FEGLI Exchange Program, a technology-based insurance agency focused on helping federal employees navigate their life insurance options through retirement.
buyer: DigitalBGA
DigitalBGA is one of the nation's fastest-growing direct-to-consumer distributors of life insurance. The company is dedicated to building technology and processes to facilitate the most efficient experience for life insurance consumers and agents alike. "
target: FEGLI Exchange Program
The FEGLI Exchange Program is a technology-based insurance agency focused on helping federal employees navigate their life insurance options through retirement. FEGLI is the largest group life insurance program in the world, with over 4 million employees covered.
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closed 1/27/2020 via PR Newswire

DigitalBGA, acquired FEGLI Exchange Program

synopsis: DigitalBGA, one of the nation's fastest-growing direct-to-consumer distributors of life insurance, has acquired the FEGLI Exchange Program, a technology-based insurance agency focused on helping federal employees navigate their life insurance options through retirement.
buyer: DigitalBGA
DigitalBGA is one of the nation's fastest-growing direct-to-consumer distributors of life insurance. The company is dedicated to building technology and processes to facilitate the most efficient experience for life insurance consumers and agents alike. "
target: FEGLI Exchange Program
The FEGLI Exchange Program is a technology-based insurance agency focused on helping federal employees navigate their life insurance options through retirement. FEGLI is the largest group life insurance program in the world, with over 4 million employees covered.
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closed 11/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Il Makiage, acquired NeoWize

synopsis: IL MAKIAGE, the digital-first prestige beauty brand, has acquired Tel Aviv-based NeoWize, a data science startup that develops advanced active machine learning algorithms. The acquisition allows for further innovation within the beauty industry, bringing together complementary capabilities in AI, data science, and algorithmic thinking.
buyer: Il Makiage
IL MAKIAGE is a tech-first, direct-to-consumer beauty brand. The company is redefining the beauty industry through its PowerMatch AI Algorithms and Kezza, its e-commerce platform that utilizes influencer content to link inspiration, education, trial, and purchase experiences within a singular site. "
target: NeoWize
Tel Aviv-based NeoWize is changing the perception of machine learning (ML), deep learning algorithms and technology when it comes to e-commerce. NeoWize utilizes active ML, neural networks and adaptive input to create more and better data, increasing its predictive power with limited available data.
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closed 11/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Il Makiage, acquired NeoWize

synopsis: IL MAKIAGE, the digital-first prestige beauty brand, has acquired Tel Aviv-based NeoWize, a data science startup that develops advanced active machine learning algorithms. The acquisition allows for further innovation within the beauty industry, bringing together complementary capabilities in AI, data science, and algorithmic thinking.
buyer: Il Makiage
IL MAKIAGE is a tech-first, direct-to-consumer beauty brand. The company is redefining the beauty industry through its PowerMatch AI Algorithms and Kezza, its e-commerce platform that utilizes influencer content to link inspiration, education, trial, and purchase experiences within a singular site. "
target: NeoWize
Tel Aviv-based NeoWize is changing the perception of machine learning (ML), deep learning algorithms and technology when it comes to e-commerce. NeoWize utilizes active ML, neural networks and adaptive input to create more and better data, increasing its predictive power with limited available data.
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announced 11/22/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Maslow Media Group, Inc., will acquire Intelligent Quality Solutions Inc.

synopsis: The Maslow Media Group, a provider of human capital management and media staffing solutions, will acquire the assets of Intelligent Quality Solutions Inc. (IQS), a leader in business enterprise software testing. IQS is a full-service Software Quality Management solutions provider, offering a wide range of Quality Management services.
buyer: Maslow Media Group, Inc. (OTCPK:RLBY:$38.35)
Maslow Media Group is a provider of human capital management and media staffing solutions that leverage integration with customer systems using secure, cloud-based technology. Maslow has built a synergistic portfolio of staffing and technology companies to complement its services and solutions. "
target: Intelligent Quality Solutions Inc.
Intelligent Quality Solutions, Inc. (IQS) is a professional services and solutions provider that focuses exclusively on Quality Assurance (QA) and Quality Control (QC). IQS provides cost-effective technical, process, and staffing solutions that enable clients to achieve their quality goals.
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announced 1/5/2008 via Company Press Release

ECI Partners, will acquire ILG Digital

synopsis: In a deal that values i-level Group in excess of £45 million, ECI will have a 60% stake in ilG, with the remaining shareholding being held by the existing management through significant reinvestment, allowing ilG to maintain its independence.
buyer: ECI Partners
ECI is one of the longest established private equity groups in the UK, specialising in buyouts, buy-ins and development capital deals valued between £10 and £150 million. We have provided finance to more than 250 companies over the last two decades. "
target: ILG Digital
ilG Digital is the holding company for i-level Ltd and Generator Consulting Ltd and Premier Affiliate Network. As UK's largest specialist digital media agency, with annual billings in excess of 80million, and a staff of 120, i-level plans and buys digital media for a wide range of blue chip clients.
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$90*
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closed 6/26/2006 via BusinessWire

AcXess Inc., acquired Innovative Software Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: AcXess, Inc., the first company to make FORTUNE 100-class business continuity solutions affordable for small and medium-sized enterprises, has completed a reverse acquisition of Innovative Software Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded company. AcXess's common stock now trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol "INIV".
buyer: AcXess Inc.
AcXess Inc., with locations in Boca Raton, Tampa, Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago, is the founding Managed Business Continuity Services Provider using the Citrix Access strategy combined with its own intellectual property for small to medium enterprises in North America. "
target: Innovative Software Technologies, Inc. (INIV:$0.36)
Innovative Software Technologies, Inc. does not have significant operations. It intends to acquire, or merge with an operating entity.
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closed 4/21/2022 via PR Newswire

Stagwell Inc., acquired Brand New Galaxy

synopsis: Stagwell, the challenger network built to transform marketing, announced the acquisition of Brand New Galaxy (BNG), a leading provider of scaled commerce and marketplace solutions for 150+ global brands and 500+ e-retailers worldwide. Founded in Warsaw, Poland, in 2017, BNG has grown to 600+ employees in Europe, North America, and the Middle East.
buyer: Stagwell Inc. (STGW:$1,469.36)
Stagwell is the challenger network built to transform marketing. They deliver scaled creative performance for the world's most ambitious brands, connecting culture-moving creativity with leading-edge technology to harmonize the art and science of marketing. "
target: Brand New Galaxy
Brand New Galaxy (BNG) is a fast-growing leading provider of marketing and technology solutions built to drive commerce and digital transformation for brands. Founded in Warsaw, Poland, in 2017, BNG has grown to 600+ employees with offices in Europe, North America, and the Middle East.
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closed 10/2/2009 via Capital IQ

Riverdale Capital, Ltd., acquired Enterprise Domains, Inc.

synopsis: Internet Properties Group, a subsidiary of Riverdale Capital Ltd., cancelled the acquisition of Enterprise Domains Inc.
buyer: Riverdale Capital, Ltd. (RICP:$0.00)
Riverdale Capital, Ltd. is a company specializing in the acquisition, development, and sale of software and web based services through revenue generating internet websites. "
target: Enterprise Domains, Inc.
Enterprise Domains Inc. is a company specializing in the purchase, holding, and selling of valuable domain name intellectual property in a quickly shrinking market of available space.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 6/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Al Aman Investment, acquired First Education Company

synopsis: Al Aman Investment, which is a subsidiary of The Securities House, announced it has completed the acquisition of First Education Company, a Kuwaiti share holding company located in Kuwait city. It was founded in 2005 to be a leader in providing diverse educational and learning services of high quality and competitive costs at all learning levels.
buyer parent: The Securities House
buyer: Al Aman Investment (KWSE:ALAMAN:$16.21)
Al Aman investment Company is a Public Kuwaiti Shareholding Company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange under the ticker “Al Aman”. The idea behind the establishment of Al Aman in 2005 was to create an institution for Sharia compliant wealth management with unlimited growth potential. "
target: First Education Company
First Education Company is a Kuwaiti share holding company located in Kuwait city, Kuwait. It was founded in 2005 to be a leader in providing diverse educational and learning services of high quality and competitive costs at all learning levels.
price ($mm)
$59
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/5/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Live Youth Sports Network, acquired FonU2

synopsis: Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN), a company that provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet, has acquired majority interest of FONU2 Inc., a holding company for various companies that specialize in youth sports, live streaming, fundraising, app development, along with other new and emerging technologies.
buyer: Live Youth Sports Network
Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN) provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet. LYSN allows parents, grandparents, military personnel, alumni, scouts, and anyone else who could not make it to the game to watch and enjoy any school sporting event. "
target: FonU2 (OTCPK:FONU:$0.02)
FONU2 Inc. is a holding company for various companies that specialize in youth sports, live streaming, fundraising, app development, along with other new and emerging technologies. The company trades under the stock symbol: FONU.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 4/29/2022 via BusinessWire

GI Partners, will acquire GTY Technology Holdings

synopsis: GTY Technology Holdings Inc., a leading provider of cloud software solutions for the public sector, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by GI Partners, a leading private investment firm.
buyer: GI Partners
GI Partners is a private investment firm based in San Francisco, California. The firm has raised over $32 billion in capital from leading institutional investors around the world to invest in private equity, real estate, and data infrastructure strategies. "
target: GTY Technology Holdings (GTYH:$60.45)
GTY brings leading public sector technology companies together to achieve a new standard in stakeholder engagement and resource management.
price ($mm)[EV]
$398 [$413]
rev ($mm)
$60
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
6.8x
EV / EBITDA

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2022
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$7.87
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Brave Bison
Brave Bison
Brave Bison is a social video company, specializing in cross-platform video content, connecting global audiences through social media. Its online communities reach over 135 million followers.
year
2021
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$16.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.97
EBIT ($mm)
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Writers’ Group Film Corp.
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$0.40
EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: 002292
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd.
Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Co., Ltd.
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2015
rev ($mm)
$418.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$87.48
EBIT ($mm)
$81.02
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
1000
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Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment
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$110.40
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Broccoli Co., Ltd.
Broccoli Co., Ltd.
Broccoli is a Japanese media company that publishes manga, anime, video games and trading card games. The company is best known for their Di Gi Charat, Galaxy Angel and Aquarian Age franchises. Broccoli also operates a chain of retail stores called Gamers.
year
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rev ($mm)
$100.25
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.03
EBIT ($mm)
$1.96
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
58
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Thunderbird Films
Thunderbird Films
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$84.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.11
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
67
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Splendid Medien AG
Splendid Medien AG
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year
2015
rev ($mm)
$75.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.81
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
$4.73
Employees
79
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3791
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IG Port, Inc.
IG Port, Inc.
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year
2018
rev ($mm)
$74.11
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.05
EBIT ($mm)
$3.47
Net Income ($mm)
$1.68
Employees
320
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Ticker: 002699
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meisheng Cultural & Creative Corp., Ltd.
Meisheng Cultural & Creative Corp., Ltd.
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year
2015
rev ($mm)
$66.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.45
EBIT ($mm)
$12.40
Net Income ($mm)
$19.62
Employees
1000
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Ticker: AIM:TAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zinc Media
Zinc Media
Zinc Media is a cross-platform media agency, targeting content across multiple channels and sectors to capture a marketplace and its customers. Their expert divisions offer a fully integrated service when it comes to content creation for television production, publishing and digital communications.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$26.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.59
EBIT ($mm)
($0.10)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
187
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Ticker: SEHK:1326
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pegasus Entertainment Holdings Limited
Pegasus Entertainment Holdings Limited
Pegasus is principally engaged in films and television series production, distribution and licensing of film rights in Hong Kong, the PRC and South East Asia.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$18.31
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.01)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
42
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Ticker: SE:FORE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forestlight Entertainment AB
Forestlight Entertainment AB
Forestlight Entertainment AB engages in the provision of entertainment services in Sweden. The company produces 3D animated movies for cinema and TV; animation for games; and commercials and corporate films for family and children’s audience.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$10.48
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.33)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: YVR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Liquid Media Group Ltd.
Liquid Media Group Ltd.
Liquid Media Group is a vertically integrated global studio that produces content for all platforms. The group creates and delivers creative content for film, television, gaming and AR/VR through its network of shared services.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$0.04
EBITDA ($mm)
($6.92)
EBIT ($mm)
($7.39)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:XIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xilam Animation
Xilam Animation
Xilam is one of Europe’s leading animation companies, producing and distributing original children’s and family entertainment content across TV, film and digital media platforms.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$24.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.01
EBIT ($mm)
$7.57
Net Income ($mm)
$4.63
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Ticker: TSE:8015
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Toyota Tsusho Corporation
Toyota Tsusho Group has seven divisions that produce value-creating businsses. The divisions include metals, automotive, global production parts & logistics, machinery, energy & project, chemicals & Electronics, food & agribusiness, consumer products & services, and administrative.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$64,137.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,793.32
EBIT ($mm)
$1,178.86
Net Income ($mm)
$686.02
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Ticker: XTRA:FRE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA
Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA
Fresenius is a global healthcare group offering high-quality products and services for dialysis, hospitals, and outpatient treatment. The Fresenius Group includes four independently operated business segments, Fresenius Medical Care, Fresenius Helios, Fresenius Kabi, and Fresenius Vamed.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$37,919.26
EBITDA ($mm)
$6,649.18
EBIT ($mm)
$4,928.25
Net Income ($mm)
$2,016.49
Employees
294134
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Ticker: FUJIY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuji Television Network, Inc.
With over 40 years experience, Fuji TV is a leading television broadcasting company in Japan. The company is involved in news coverage of events throughout the world as well as the production of TV dramas, variety shows and children's shows.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$26,826.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,697.98
EBIT ($mm)
$2,033.66
Net Income ($mm)
$772.61
Employees
78862
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Ticker: LSE:DCC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DCC plc
Ireland-based DCC is a leading international sales, marketing, and support services group with a clear focus on performance and growth. It operates through four divisions: LPG, Retail & Oil, Technology, and Healthcare.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$19,558.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$768.67
EBIT ($mm)
$533.79
Net Income ($mm)
$300.45
Employees
12553
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Ticker: AN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AutoNation, Inc.
AutoNation, Inc.
AutoNation is the largest automotive retailer in the United States and is the leading provider of new and pre-owned vehicles. AutoNation has 266 dealerships across the USA, and has approximately 20,000 employees. It sells 32 different manufacturer brands nationwide across 15 different states.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$17,167.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$816.90
EBIT ($mm)
$724.40
Net Income ($mm)
$348.70
Employees
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Ticker: TDG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Transdigm Group, Inc.
Transdigm Group, Inc.
TransDigm Group Incorporated, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, including TransDigm Inc., is a leading global designer, producer and supplier of highly engineered aircraft components, systems and subsystems for use on nearly all commercial and military aircraft in service.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5,103.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,123.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,840.00
Net Income ($mm)
$699.00
Employees
14200
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Ticker: TRZBF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Transat A.T. Inc.
Transat A.T. Inc. is an integrated company specializing in the organization, marketing, and distribution of holiday travel. The core of its business consists of tour operators in Canada and France. Transat is also involved in air transportation and value-added services at travel destinations. Final
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$3,714.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.56
EBIT ($mm)
($23.84)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5324
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Ticker: 002241
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GoerTek Inc.
GoerTek Inc. engages in the research and development, production, and sale of electro-acoustic components, electric accessories, LED sealing, and related products.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$2,079.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$388.72
EBIT ($mm)
$308.96
Net Income ($mm)
$222.70
Employees
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Ticker: CHRS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Charming Shoppes Inc.
Charming Shoppes, Inc. operates as a specialty apparel retailer with stores located throughout the continental United States.
year
2010
rev ($mm)
$2,064.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$48.63
EBIT ($mm)
($25.85)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6500
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Ticker: MBT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Manitoba Telecom Services, Inc.
Manitoba Telecom Services delivers innovative products and services to our business customers across Canada and to all market segments in Manitoba.They provide a broad range of solutions including high-speed internet, wireless, digital TV, converged IP networking, and unified communications.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$1,654.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$488.48
EBIT ($mm)
$277.93
Net Income ($mm)
$170.03
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE:HCHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
HC2 Holdings, Inc.
HC2 Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded diversified holding company, which seeks opportunities to acquire and grow businesses that can generate long-term sustainable free cash flow and attractive returns in order to maximize value for all stakeholders.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$1,629.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$46.22
EBIT ($mm)
$12.08
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2744
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Ticker: OSIS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OSI Systems, Inc.
OSI Systems, Inc.
OSI Systems is a vertically integrated designer and manufacturer of specialized electronic systems and components for critical applications in the homeland security, healthcare, defense and aerospace industries.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,197.45
EBITDA ($mm)
$159.99
EBIT ($mm)
$111.95
Net Income ($mm)
$77.95
Employees
6667
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Ticker: NZSE:IFT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infratil Limited
Infratil Limited is a New Zealand based infrastructure holding company. Infratil invests in energy, transport and social infrastructure businesses which have opportunities for profitable growth if they operate efficiently and deliver good services.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,131.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$307.66
EBIT ($mm)
$192.56
Net Income ($mm)
$280.49
Employees
20
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Ticker: RHB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RehabCare Group
RehabCare has been the market leader since 1982 in operating acute rehabilitation units in acute-care hospitals on a contract basis. We provide management and intensive therapy in acute rehab units for patients with diagnoses including stroke, orthopedic conditions, arthritis, spinal cord and traum
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$869.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.07
EBIT ($mm)
$45.37
Net Income ($mm)
$22.96
Employees
9200
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Ticker: IESC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
IES Holdings, Inc.
IES Holdings, Inc.
IES Holdings, Inc. is a holding company that owns and manages diverse operating subsidiaries, comprised of providers of industrial products and infrastructure services to a variety of end markets. The company seeks to acquire or invest in stand-alone platform companies based in North America.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$816.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.90
EBIT ($mm)
$16.11
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3532
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