Like Challenger Inc.

closed 9/6/2018 via PE Hub

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired Challenger Inc.

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Challenger from Gartner, Inc. Challenger offers a suite of professional skills development, intelligence and workflow solutions that are underpinned by the world-renowned, research-based Challenger™ and Effortless Experience™ sales and marketing methodologies.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target parent: Gartner, Inc.
target: Challenger Inc.
Challenger is a leading global performance improvement platform that delivers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions focused on sales and marketing and customer service training through in-person workshops, eLearning and workflow tools, diagnostic and assessment offerings and more.
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closed 12/3/2019 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Caliper

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, a global workforce solutions provider, announced its acquisition of Caliper, a leading talent assessment company that, for over 60 years, has been using data and scientifically validated instruments to provide deep insights into sales effectiveness.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) is a global workforce solutions provider that combines science, technology, and expertise to enable opportunities for professional growth, talent enhancement, and retention. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Caliper
Caliper, a talent management solutions company, leverages decades of data and validated assessment results to provide deep insights into employee and candidate potential, predict job performance, and uncover developmental opportunities for the workforce.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sales Performance International, acquired The Richardson Group

synopsis: Kartesia has acquired Richardson, a global sales training leader headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, which will merge with Kartesia's existing portfolio company, Sales Performance International (SPI). Richardson is widely recognized for its excellence in driving superior sales skill improvement with its Consultative Selling approach.
buyer parent: Kartesia Advisor LLP
buyer: Sales Performance International
Sales Performance International is the proprietary owner of the Solution Selling® sales process and methodology. Solution Selling® and its related methodologies deliver a step-by-step approach that teaches sales professionals not only what to do, but how to change the way they sell. "
target parent: ClearLight Partners, LLC
target: The Richardson Group
Richardson is widely recognized for its excellence in driving superior sales skill improvement with its Consultative Selling approach and Connected Selling Curriculum™. The curriculum is delivered via a blended learning approach with Richardson Accelerate™, the company's digital learning platform.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BusinessWire

Winning by Design, acquired Customer Growth Advisors

synopsis: Winning by Design has acquired Customer Growth Advisors, a company that specializes in building and optimizing customer success enablement programs, customer advocacy programs, customer success organizational designs, and in creating cross-functional team alignment.
buyer: Winning by Design
Winning by Design is the premier provider of strategy consulting and coaching programs for SaaS sales and high-velocity sales organizations. Winning By Design has over 150 SaaS sales clients. "
target: Customer Growth Advisors
Customer Growth Advisors specializes in building and optimizing customer success enablement programs, customer advocacy programs, customer success organizational designs, and in creating cross-functional team alignment. Its customers include Cisco, Indio Technologies and Percolate.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Transformação Digital, acquired VendasB2B

synopsis: Transformação Digital, a company that offers training in digital transformation and UX design, has acquired Vendas B2B. The Vendas B2B Summit is the biggest sales event held in Brazil. Vendas B2B Academy offers courses in sales topics. Both companies are based in Brazil.
buyer: Transformação Digital
Transformação Digital offers training in digital transformation and UX design. They offer insight into the reasoning behind web design and how it can win a customer. They are based in Brazil. "
target: VendasB2B
Vendas B2B offers the Vendas B2B Summit and the Vendas B2B Academy. The Vendas B2B Summit is the biggest sales event held in Brazil. Vendas B2B Academy offers courses in sales topics.
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closed 11/13/2018 via GlobeNewswire

ValueSelling Associates, acquired Value Prime Solutions

synopsis: ValueSelling Associates, Inc., a leading global sales training company, announced that it has acquired Value Prime Solutions, a top provider of its ValueSelling Framework and an award-winning sales training and marketing enablement company.
buyer: ValueSelling Associates
ValueSelling Associates, a leading global sales training company, offers a practical methodology for selling on value, not price. The ValueSelling Framework simplifies the complex B2B sale, and the Vortex Prospecting program increases connections and conversations to the revenue pipeline. "
target: Value Prime Solutions
Value Prime Solutions is an award-winning sales training and marketing enablement company and top provider of the ValueSelling Framework and Vortex Prospecting. They focus on enabling revenue executives in accelerating their sales results and beating their targets.
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closed 8/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Outreach, acquired Sales Hacker

synopsis: Outreach, the leading Customer Engagement Platform, has acquired Sales Hacker, a media company focused on sales professionals that runs conferences and produces podcasts, webinars and other original content.
buyer: Outreach
Outreach, the leading Customer Engagement Platform, accelerates revenue growth by optimizing every interaction throughout the customer lifecycle. The platform manages all customer interactions across email, voice and social, and leverages machine learning to guide reps to take the right actions. "
target: Sales Hacker
Sales Hacker is a media company focused on sales professionals that runs conferences and produces podcasts, webinars and other original content.
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closed 6/13/2017 via PR Newswire

RED BEAR Negotiation Company, acquired BayGroup International

synopsis: RED BEAR Negotiation Company, the global leader in supplier negotiation training, announced that it has acquired BayGroup International supplier training content, a recognized negotiation and execution skills training company.
buyer: RED BEAR Negotiation Company
RED BEAR Negotiation Company is a global performance improvement firm dedicated to maximizing the profitability of the agreements negotiated with suppliers, customers, partners, and colleagues. "
target parent: Sentinel Capital Partners
target: BayGroup International
BayGroup International is a global performance improvement firm that helps corporate leaders achieve critical sales performance, profit improvement, cost containment, and team effectiveness goals quickly, with high impact.
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closed 6/1/2015 via LBO Wire

Sentinel Capital Partners, acquired Corporate Visions, Inc.

synopsis: Sentinel Capital Partners has acquired Corporate Visions Inc., a marketing and sales company backed by Hammond Kennedy Whitney & Co. Corporate Visions is a leading marketing and sales messaging, content, and skills training company that helps global B2B companies create more sales opportunities, win more deals and increase sales profitability.
buyer: Sentinel Capital Partners
Sentinel Capital Partners is one of the nation's leading private equity firms focused on the lower end of the middle market. They invest in management buyouts, corporate divestitures, family businesses, going-private transactions, and operational turnarounds in partnership with management. "
target parent: Hammond Kennedy Whitney
target: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions is a leading marketing and sales messaging, content, and skills training company that helps global B2B companies create more sales opportunities, win more deals and increase sales profitability by improving the online and sales-led conversations companies have with customers.
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closed 9/2/2014 via PR Newswire

TeleTech Holdings, Inc., acquired rogenSi

synopsis: TeleTech Holdings, Inc., a leading global provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled customer engagement solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of rogenSi, a global leadership, sales execution and change management consulting firm.
buyer: TeleTech Holdings, Inc. (TTEC:$1,395.69)
TeleTech, founded in 1982, is a leading global provider of analytics-driven, technology-enabled customer engagement solutions. They offer an integrated platform that combines consulting, technology, care and growth services to simplify and personalize interactions between people and brands. "
target: rogenSi
Founded in 1968, rogenSi has expanded to become a leading global provider of sales and leadership performance training and applied leadership consulting to blue chip clients. The company operates globally with central hubs located in New York, London, Hong Kong and Sydney.
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announced 3/6/2014 via BusinessWire

Sales Performance International, will acquire The Complex Sale, Inc.

synopsis: Sales Performance International (SPI), the global leader in sales performance improvement, announced the acquisition of The Complex Sale. The Complex Sale, Inc. is a premiere sales enablement, training and methodology company focused on fundamental consultative selling, skills training, live workshops, and deal coaching.
buyer: Sales Performance International
Sales Performance International is the world leader in sales performance improvement, and collaborates with leading global companies to drive measurable and sustainable revenue growth and operational performance improvements. "
target: The Complex Sale, Inc.
The Complex Sale, Inc. is a premiere sales enablement, training and methodology company focused on fundamental consultative selling, skills training, live workshops, and deal coaching. They achieved proven and innovative sales results for customers across a diverse range of industries.
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closed 11/19/2013 via PR Newswire

Corporate Visions, Inc., acquired Executive Conversation

synopsis: Corporate Visions, Inc., the leading marketing and sales messaging, tools and training company, announced that it has acquired Executive Conversation, Inc., an award-winning business and financial acumen sales training company. They build role relevant business skills that measurably improve revenue performance.
buyer parent: Hammond Kennedy Whitney
buyer: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions, Inc. helps global business-to-business companies create more sales opportunities, win more deals and increase sales profitability by improving the conversations salespeople have with customers. "
target: Executive Conversation
Executive Conversation is a global provider of business and financial acumen sales training. Working with sales and marketing organizations, they build role relevant business skills that measurably improve revenue performance.
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closed 10/9/2013 via PE Hub

The Ariel Group, acquired The Baron Group

synopsis: The Ariel Group LLC, a leadership and communication skills training company based in Lexington, Massachusetts, has acquired The Baron Group, a Westport, Connecticut-based provider of sales training solutions.
buyer parent: Renovus Capital
buyer: The Ariel Group
Using a unique experiential approach, based in the performing arts, The Ariel Group helps individuals discover their authentic leadership talents and make enduring improvements in their ability to inspire, engage, and connect with clients and employees. "
target: The Baron Group
The Baron Group provides customized sales training, sales management and sales improvement solutions covering topics such as consultative selling, problem solving, team selling, sales negotiations and presentation skills.
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closed 6/19/2013 via Company Press Release

Miller Heiman, Inc., acquired KP2 GmbH, Kreuzer & Partners

synopsis: Miller Heiman, the global leader in sales performance, announced that it has acquired KP2 GmbH, Kreuzer & Partners. KP2 GmbH, Kreuzer & Partners provide sales consulting, implementation of sales methodology and sales processes, sales training and management and sales coaching during the implementation phase.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Miller Heiman, Inc.
Miller Heiman is a proven leader in sales performance, bringing game-changing insight to sales leaders worldwide. They help businesses implement sales-execution best practices to increase close rates, reduce sales cycles and lower the cost of complex sales. "
target: KP2 GmbH, Kreuzer & Partners
KP2 GmbH, Kreuzer & Partners support sales organizations working in complex b2b environment in improving their sales productivity and sales excellence.
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closed 4/9/2013 via PR Newswire

Evolution Capital Partners LLC, acquired Axiom Sales Force Development, LLC.

synopsis: Evolution Capital Partners LLC announced the acquisition of AXIOM Sales Force Development, leader in global sales coaching, sales methodology, integrated software solutions and implementation services. This partnership represents the third platform investment in Evolution's second fund.
buyer: Evolution Capital Partners LLC
Evolution Capital Partners LLC is a small business private equity fund, investing growth equity nationwide in Second Stage Companies generating annual free cash flow of $500,000 to $2,000,000. Evolution provides the necessary capital, management, infrastructure and other resources to entrepreneurs. "
target: Axiom Sales Force Development, LLC.
AXIOM Sales Force Development, LLC. is a leading provider of sales process implementation for companies such as AT&T, Walt Disney Enterprises, Verizon, AVST, Altura Communications, Windstream Communications, ESPN and Bellsouth, among dozens of others.
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closed 4/2/2013 via PR Newswire

Corporate Visions, Inc., acquired BayGroup International

synopsis: Corporate Visions, Inc. announced that it has acquired BayGroup International, a recognized sales negotiation and sales execution skills training company. This move expands Corporate Visions' business and strengthens its reputation as the leader in helping companies differentiate their customer selling conversations.
buyer parent: Hammond Kennedy Whitney
buyer: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions, Inc. helps global business-to-business companies create more sales opportunities, win more deals and increase sales profitability by improving the conversations salespeople have with customers. "
target: BayGroup International
BayGroup International is a global performance improvement firm that helps corporate leaders achieve critical profit improvement, cost containment, and team effectiveness goals quickly, and with high impact.
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closed 3/12/2013 via BusinessWire

Franklin Covey Co., acquired NinetyFive 5

synopsis: Franklin Covey Co. announced that it has completed the acquisition of the sales transformation company, NinetyFive 5 LLC, as a strategic addition to Franklin Covey’s Sales Performance Practice. NinetyFive 5 provides coaching, customized training, resource material, and access to a community of successful sales professionals worldwide.
buyer: Franklin Covey Co. (FC:$190.57)
Franklin Covey Co. is a global company specializing in performance improvement. They help organizations achieve results that require a change in human behavior. Their expertise is in seven areas: leadership, execution, productivity, trust, sales performance, customer loyalty and education. "
target: NinetyFive 5
Ninety Five 5 specializes in sales improvement. The company provides coaching, customized training, resource material, and access to a community of successful sales professionals worldwide.
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closed 1/9/2013 via PR Newswire

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Miller Heiman, Inc.

synopsis: Miller Heiman announced that it has been acquired by Providence Equity Partners. Miller Heiman is the leading sales performance training and consulting firm, serving clients in over 35 countries and working with some of the most respected companies in the world.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, education, and information companies around the world. "
target parent: Sterling Investment Partners
target: Miller Heiman, Inc.
Miller Heiman is a proven leader in sales performance, bringing game-changing insight to sales leaders worldwide. They help businesses implement sales-execution best practices to increase close rates, reduce sales cycles and lower the cost of complex sales.
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closed 9/4/2012 via PR Newswire

Corporate Visions, Inc., acquired WhiteboardSelling

synopsis: Corporate Visions, Inc., the leading sales and marketing messaging company, announced that it has acquired WhiteboardSelling, a sales enablement tools company. WhiteboardSelling helps marketing and salespeople use hand-drawn visual stories instead of documents and slides to sell expensive solutions to educated buyers in competitive markets.
buyer parent: Hammond Kennedy Whitney
buyer: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions helps companies differentiate themselves from their competitors – where it counts, in their customer message. "
target: WhiteboardSelling
WhiteboardSelling has enabled over 50,000 sales professionals globally to leave their projectors behind and engage senior level buyers using visuals storytelling.
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closed 12/20/2010 via Market Wire

TAS Group, acquired InfoMentis, Inc.

synopsis: The TAS Group announced the acquisition of InfoMentis, the provider of sales effectiveness products and services. InfoMentis coaches companies on ways to implement cultural change that will significantly improve revenue streams.
buyer parent: TVC Holdings
buyer: TAS Group
The TAS Group is the sales performance automation company that helps companies sell smarter and manage their business better. Its industry-leading TAS® methodology has helped more than 750,000 sales professionals find and close more deals. "
target: InfoMentis, Inc.
InfoMentis coaches companies on ways to implement cultural change that will significantly improve revenue streams. InfoMentis has taught performance enhancing strategies for all customer-facing activities with measurable results to over 50,000 professionals in 67 countries on six continents.
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closed 9/6/2018 via PE Hub

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired Challenger Inc.

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners is pleased to announce that it has acquired the Challenger from Gartner, Inc. Challenger offers a suite of professional skills development, intelligence and workflow solutions that are underpinned by the world-renowned, research-based Challenger™ and Effortless Experience™ sales and marketing methodologies.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target parent: Gartner, Inc.
target: Challenger Inc.
Challenger is a leading global performance improvement platform that delivers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions focused on sales and marketing and customer service training through in-person workshops, eLearning and workflow tools, diagnostic and assessment offerings and more.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Medius, acquired Wax Digital Ltd.

synopsis: Medius, a leading global provider of accounts payable (AP) invoice automation solutions, announced that it has acquired Wax Digital, an industry leading e-procurement and spend management solutions provider headquartered in the U.K.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Medius
Based in Sweden, Medius is a leading global provider of accounts payable (AP) invoice automation solutions helping companies drive their business forward by providing best-in-class process efficiency and greater financial control. "
target: Wax Digital Ltd.
Based in the UK, Wax Digital has been working closely with savings-focused organisations to deliver e-Procurement and spend management solutions that help them get better value from their buying. Wax Digital provides web3, an innovative spend management software suite.
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closed 8/29/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Bazaarvoice, Inc., acquired Influenster

synopsis: Bazaarvoice, Inc., the leading provider of product reviews and user-generated content solutions, has acquired Influenster, a product discovery and reviews platform. The acquisition combines Influenster’s engaged community of everyday consumers with Bazaarvoice’s industry-leading software and network of over 6,000 global brand and retailer websites.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Bazaarvoice, Inc. (BV:$206.30)
Bazaarvoice helps brands and retailers find and reach consumers. Each month in the Bazaarvoice Network, more than one-half billion consumers view and share authentic consumer-generated content (CGC), including ratings and reviews and curated visual content, across 5,000 brand and retail websites. "
target: Influenster
Influenster is a product discovery and reviews platform for consumers. The platform has more than 38 million product reviews, growing by one million monthly, written by nearly six million members.
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closed 7/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired Clarus Commerce

synopsis: Clarus Commerce, the only company specializing in building, managing and optimizing premium loyalty programs, announced its acquisition by Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management that is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target parent: Trivergance
target: Clarus Commerce
Clarus Commerce is the only company solely focused on building, managing and optimizing customizable premium loyalty programs for retailers. They provide the full suite of services needed for a successful loyalty program, which includes the technology platform, client services, IT and operations.
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announced 7/10/2019 via PE Hub

Bridgepoint, will acquire QualiTest Group

synopsis: Bridgepoint has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Qualitest, a software testing and quality assurance company. Bridgepoint will replace Marlin Equity Partners as the majority owner of Qualitest. QualiTest Group is the world’s largest pure-play outsourced software testing and business assurance specialist with offices in the US, UK and India.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies in attractive markets with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. it focuses on acquiring well managed companies in sectors with the potential to grow through acquisition. "
target parent: Marlin Equity Partners
target: QualiTest Group
QualiTest Group is the world’s largest pure-play outsourced software testing and business assurance specialist with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel and India.
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closed 7/10/2019 via PE Hub

HotSchedules merged with Fourth Ltd.,

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners is pleased to announce that it has acquired HotSchedules and Fourth, two leading providers of workforce, inventory and operations management solutions to the global restaurant and hospitality industry. Marlin has merged the two companies to create the industry’s most comprehensive back-of-house software suite.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Fourth Ltd.
Fourth provides complete, end-to-end restaurant and hospitality management solutions that empower operators to optimize profits, enhance guest satisfaction, improve employee engagement and scale profitably. "
target: HotSchedules
HotSchedules provides state-of-the-art technology, services and user experiences for the restaurant, retail and hospitality verticals. Over 30,000 customers across 170,000+ locations globally rely on HotSchedules’ software to help them control costs, maintain compliance, and improve visibility.
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closed 6/26/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Mill Point Capital, acquired Anexinet Corporation

synopsis: Anexinet, a company that specializes in helping companies design, build, and run their digital applications and platforms, announced that it has been acquired by Mill Point Capital, a middle-market private equity firm focused on control-oriented investments in North America.
buyer: Mill Point Capital
Mill Point Capital is a middle-market private equity firm focused on control-oriented investments in the business services and industrial sectors. Mill Point works with executive partners to leverage its investment professionals' experience, while providing strategic and operational guidance. "
target parent: Marlin Equity Partners
target: Anexinet Corporation
Anexinet specializes in helping companies design, build, and run their digital applications and platforms. For 20 years, Anexinet has delivered intelligent insights, customer engagement and enterprise modernization solutions that drive impactful business outcomes.
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closed 6/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Logi Analytics, acquired Zoomdata

synopsis: Logi Analytics, Inc. announced the acquisition of Zoomdata, the leading analytics platform for big data and live streaming data. Zoomdata’s unique and patented streaming technology allows real-time visibility into data that is too big to move and data that changes frequently.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Logi Analytics
Logi is the only developer-grade analytics platform focused exclusively on embedding analytics in commercial and enterprise applications. Logi leverages clients' existing tech stack and supports customization and white-labeling, so clients can quickly build a completely unique analytics experience. "
target: Zoomdata
Zoomdata is a data visualization and analytics software platform company that specializes in real-time exploration of big data, streaming data, and multisource analysis. Its data access framework leverages modern data sources for high performance and security in mission-critical data applications.
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closed 5/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired Puzzel

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners has acquired Puzzel, a leading European provider of cloud-based contact center software solutions. Puzzel’s best-in-class, multi-tenant contact center as a service (CCaaS) platform allows clients worldwide to manage and optimize their customer interactions across voice, email, chat and social media channels.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target parent: Herkules Capital
target: Puzzel
Puzzel is a leading cloud-based contact center software provider and one of the first pioneers to develop a cloud-based contact center offering. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices in six European markets including the U.K., the company serves more than 900 customers across 40 countries.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired Skuid

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners has picked up a majority stake in no-code cloud app development platform Skuid through a recapitalisation deal. With Skuid, hundreds of companies quickly design and deploy enterprise apps that more than 5 million users love to use—all with no code required.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target: Skuid
Skuid is the world’s first and leading no-code cloud platform for rapid digital innovation. With Skuid, hundreds of companies quickly design and deploy enterprise apps that more than 5 million users love to use—all with no code required.
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closed 2/25/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired Worksoft

synopsis: Worksoft, Inc., a leading provider of continuous test automation software, and Marlin Equity Partners, a global investment firm, announced Marlin’s majority recapitalization of and growth equity investment in Worksoft.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target: Worksoft
Worksoft is a leading global provider of automation software for high-velocity business process testing and discovery. Enterprises use Worksoft intelligent automation to innovate faster, lower technology risk, reduce costs, improve quality, and understand their real end-to-end business processes.
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closed 2/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Tango Card, acquired GiftCertificates.com Corporation

synopsis: Tango Card, a leading digital rewards and incentives provider, announced that it has acquired GiftCertificates.com, one of the incentive industry's earliest providers of physical and digital incentives for enterprise customers.
buyer: Tango Card
Tango Card is the leader in fulfilling digital rewards and incentives. They bundle simple technology, great rewards, and expert service to help companies get the most out of their rewards programs. "
target parent: Marlin Equity Partners
target: GiftCertificates.com Corporation
GiftCertificates.com™ is a leading e-commerce provider of innovative reward solutions and gift products for both the corporate and consumer markets. GiftCertificates.com is the reward and gift brand of choice in today’s marketplace.
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closed 2/12/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Logi Analytics, acquired Jinfonet Software, Inc.

synopsis: Logi Analytics has announced the acquisition of Jinfonet Software, the leading provider of data visualization and reporting software for the enterprise. Its cornerstone product, JReport, is a leading Java reporting solution that delivers integrated business intelligence.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Logi Analytics
Logi Analytics empowers companies to embed analytics into the fabric of their organizations and products—enabling anyone to analyze data, share insights, and make informed decisions. With Logi, product teams create analytic applications that are purpose-built to users’ unique roles. "
target: Jinfonet Software, Inc.
Jinfonet Software is the leading provider of data visualization and reporting software for the enterprise. Its cornerstone product, JReport, is a leading Java reporting solution that delivers integrated business intelligence.
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closed 1/31/2019 via PE Hub

e-MDs, Inc., acquired Aprima Medical Software, Inc.

synopsis: eMDs, Inc., a portfolio company of Marlin Equity Partners, has acquired Aprima Medical Software Inc. Aprima provides electronic health record, practice management software and revenue cycle management solutions to ambulatory care organizations.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: e-MDs, Inc.
eMDs, Inc. is a leading provider of integrated electronic health records, practice management software, revenue cycle management solutions and credentialing services for physician practices and enterprises. "
target: Aprima Medical Software, Inc.
Aprima Medical Software, Inc. is a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR), practice management (PM) software and revenue cycle management (RCM) solutions to ambulatory care organizations.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BusinessWire

Zix Corporation, acquired AppRiver

synopsis: Zix Corporation, a leader in email security, has completed the acquisition of AppRiver, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application provider offering award-winning email and Web security solutions to businesses of all sizes.
buyer: Zix Corporation (ZIXI:$65.66)
Zix is a leader in email security. Trusted by influential institutions in healthcare, finance and government, Zix delivers a superior experience and easy-to-use solutions for email encryption and data loss prevention, advanced threat protection, archiving and bring your own device mobile security. "
target parent: Marlin Equity Partners
target: AppRiver
AppRiver is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application provider offering award-winning email and Web security solutions to businesses of all sizes. Over 60,000 companies worldwide use AppRiver to maintain secure and reliable messaging systems and protect themselves against cybersecurity threats.
price ($mm)
$275
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closed 1/7/2019 via PR Newswire

Gladson, acquired Edgenet, Inc.

synopsis: Gladson, a Chicago-based portfolio company of The Jordan Company and Wicks Capital Partners, announced that it has acquired Nashville-based Edgenet, a leading product content management software provider. Edgenet combines product content management, GDSN and ACES & PIES in one powerful platform.
buyer parent: The Jordan Company
buyer: Gladson
Gladson's digital asset management and product content and information management solutions enable the most efficient and accurate transfer of information across the brand and retailer ecosystem on the market. "
target parent: Marlin Equity Partners
target: Edgenet, Inc.
Edgenet combines product content management, GDSN and ACES & PIES in one powerful platform, allowing suppliers and retailers to organize, distribute and analyze all their product content — all in one place.
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closed 12/5/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Tangoe, Inc., acquired MOBI Wireless Management

synopsis: Managed Mobility Services (MMS) leader MOBI announced that it has been acquired by Tangoe, the leading Technology Expense Management (TEM) company. MOBI’s Mobility Management Platform (MMP) centralizes, comprehends, and controls mobility programs by integrating with wireless carriers, EMMs, corporate IT systems, and more.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: Tangoe, Inc. (TNGO:$219.45)
Tangoe is a leading global provider of IT and Telecom Expense Management (TEM) software and services to a wide range of global enterprises and service providers. "
target: MOBI Wireless Management
MOBI’s Mobility Management Platform (MMP) centralizes, comprehends, and controls mobility programs by integrating with wireless carriers, EMMs, corporate IT systems, and more.
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closed 11/28/2018 via PE Hub

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired Shift Media Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners has completed a majority recapitalization of and growth equity investment in Shift Media Holdings, Inc. (SHIFT), a leading provider of cloud-based media collaboration and digital asset management solutions.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $6.7 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target: Shift Media Holdings, Inc.
SHIFT’s SaaS platform helps media and entertainment companies production houses securely create, share and collaborate on creative work at all stages of the content production lifecycle, embed visible and forensic watermarking into video and safely screen sensitive pre-release content.
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closed 10/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

AppRiver, acquired Total Defense, Inc.

synopsis: AppRiver, LLC, a provider of cloud-based cybersecurity and productivity services, has acquired Total Defense, an independent company focused on developing security solutions to protect consumers and businesses of all sizes from digital threats. Total Defense's solutions include anti-malware, anti-virus, intrusion prevention and mobile security.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: AppRiver
AppRiver is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) application provider offering award-winning email and Web security solutions to businesses of all sizes. Over 60,000 companies worldwide use AppRiver to maintain secure and reliable messaging systems and protect themselves against cybersecurity threats. "
target: Total Defense, Inc.
Total Defense is an independent company focused on developing security solutions to protect consumers and businesses of all sizes from digital threats. Their solutions include anti-malware, anti-virus, intrusion prevention and mobile security.
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closed 9/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Infor, acquired Vivonet, Inc.

synopsis: Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, announced it has acquired Vivonet, Inc., an industry leader in cloud-based hospitality solutions. Vivonet processes millions of transactions every month for thousands of customers across Canada and the United States.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Infor
Infor builds business software for specific industries in the cloud, providing complete suites that are designed to support progress. With 15,000 employees and over 90,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor software is designed for progress. "
target parent: Marlin Equity Partners
target: Vivonet, Inc.
Vancouver, BC-based Vivonet offers solutions for POS, kiosks, kitchen systems, payments, labor scheduling, and food and labor cost management. Vivonet products are deployed at more than 4,000 locations, with customers including Sodexo, Booster Juice, Burger 21, Pita Pit, and more.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sovereign Capital Partners LLP, acquired Asset Control NV

synopsis: Sovereign Capital Partners, a UK private equity buy & build specialist, has backed the management buy-out of Asset Control, a provider of financial data management software to banks and other financial institutions.The business is headquartered in London and has offices in the US, Singapore and the Netherlands. 
buyer: Sovereign Capital Partners LLP
Sovereign is a specialist investor that focuses on partnering talented management teams and high-quality businesses, in specific service-based sectors, to deliver accelerated growth, both in the UK and internationally. "
target parent: Marlin Equity Partners
target: Asset Control NV
Asset Control is the world's leading provider of Centralized Data Management to financial industry firms. With a complete range of in-house and outsourced options, Asset Control delivers Total Data Management, a hybrid approach to data management.
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closed 1/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG, acquired WEBfactory GmbH

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

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired iMDsoft

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

MetrixLab, acquired MarketTools Inc.

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

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

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

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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announced 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

synopsis: Capiton has entered into an agreement on the acquisition of a majority stake in Gemaco Group with the current majority shareholder Saffelberg Investments. Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry.
buyer: Capiton AG
Capiton is an owner-managed financial investor that invests in large SMEs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by means of MBOs and expansion financing. capiton's roots go back to the late 1970s. "
target parent: Saffelberg Investments
target: Gemaco N.V.
Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) customers. The Group has 13 locations worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$96
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/21/2016 via Company Press Release

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

synopsis: New Hope, a company that helps suppliers, manufacturers & retailers bring healthy, organic & natural products to life, has acquired the assets of Nutrition Capital Network (NCN), a company that holds four annual investor meetings which focus on investment and acquisition opportunities in branded products, ingredients and technology.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: New Hope Communications Inc.
New Hope Network is at the forefront of the healthy lifestyle products industry. With solutions for the complete supply chain from manufacturers, retailers/distributors and service providers, the network offers a robust portfolio of content, events, data, research and consultative services. "
target: Nutrition Capital Network
Nutrition Capital Network holds four annual investor meetings which focus on investment and acquisition opportunities in branded products, ingredients and technology. They facilitate financing for growing companies and introduce investors to the next generation of brands.
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announced 5/3/2018 via PR Newswire

RMRM Holdings, Sound Point Capital Management, will acquire Relativity Media, LLC

synopsis: Relativity Media has agreed to sell all of its assets to UltraV Holdings LLC, a joint venture among funds managed by Sound Point Capital Management and RMRM Holdings. Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content.
buyer: RMRM Holdings
buyer: Sound Point Capital Management
UltraV Holdings LLC is a joint venture among funds managed by Sound Point Capital Management, a New York-based asset management firm with approximately $17 billion of assets under management, and RMRM Holdings, which is led by David Robbins, Lex Miron and Larry Robbins. "
target: Relativity Media, LLC
Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content. They are engaged in the production and distribution of movies, television, fashion, sports, digital and music.
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, announced that it will acquire a majority stake in Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for preK-12th grade, from KKR.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
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announced 3/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

synopsis: Boubyan Petrochemicals, the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector, is to acquire majority stake in Educational Holding Group, the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. Boubyan Petrochemicals is looking to buy 32.8% stake and currently hold 21.12% stake.
buyer: Boubyan Petrochemical Company (KWSE:BPCC:$93.42)
Boubyan Petrochemical Company K.S.C., a Kuwaiti shareholding company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, is the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector. The company was established on February 12, 1995 "
target: Educational Holding Group (KWSE:EDU:$38.04)
Founded in 1982, Educational Holding Group was the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. The group has grown manifold with a portfolio that covers the entire educational life-cycle, ranging from K-12, tertiary education and vocational training and development.
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closed 12/8/2005 via BusinessWire

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

synopsis: TradeMaven LLC and eLocal today jointly announced they have merged the two firms to form TradeMaven Group LLC (TMG). The merger is one of the most significant in the online trading industry, combining TradeMaven's leading technology for online trading with eLocal's exceptional retail and institutional execution and brokerage services.
buyer: TradeMaven Group LLC
TradeMaven was founded with the mission of providing high-performance and cost-effective trading software for experienced and new traders. TM is used by Futures, Forex & Bond Traders worldwide. "
target: eLocalAccess, LLC
eLOCAL was established and registered with the NFA and CFTC in July 2000 culminating in the merger of two large independent local clearing firms at the Chicago Board of Trade.
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announced 5/15/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

synopsis: Nordnet Bank AB has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Finnish company eQ, from Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank hf. eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57 000 customer and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
buyer: Nordnet Bank AB
The Nordnet Group provides user-friendly and cost efficient services to private investors and companies within share trading, mutual fund investments and pension savings plans. The holding company, Nordnet AB (plc), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. "
target parent: Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank, hf.
target: eQ Corporation
eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57,000 customers and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/21/2009 via BusinessWire

PFGBEST, will acquire Alaron Futures & Options

synopsis: PFGBEST announced that it is purchasing the customer assets of Alaron. It will be formed into a new division called ATD, a division of PFGBEST. Both companies have been leaders in the futures industry for 20 years, through the evolution of online trading that helped level the playing field for retail futures market participants.
buyer: PFGBEST
PFGBEST is the second-largest non-clearing U.S. Futures Commission Merchant, with customers, affiliates and brokerage offices in more than 80 countries. It offers a range of trading and investor products and services for retail investors as well as for commercial and institutional clients. "
target: Alaron Futures & Options
Alaron, founded in 1989 in Chicago, provides electronic and pit-based futures trading and asset management services to institutions and retail clients on five continents. Alaron built upon its core business by integrating global trading systems and analysis techniques used by professional traders.
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closed 1/15/2008 via PR Newswire

Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC, acquired Integrity Trading Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Financial, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Integrity Trading Inc., a Direct Market Access broker/dealer that provides execution and clearing services to retail and institutional customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC
Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC is a Direct Market Access trading and trading technology development business. Formerly E*TRADE Professional Trading, LLC, the firm was acquired by the current management team in a management buyout from E*TRADE Financial in 2006. "
target: Integrity Trading Inc.
Integrity Trading International is a broker dealer registered in the United States offering clearing and execution to U.S. and foreign banks, broker dealers and individuals interested in accessing the U.S. market and reselling our services in foreign countries.
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announced 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

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

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

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

FXCM Inc., acquired ODL Securities

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

VinaCapital Investment Management, acquired Smartly Pte Ltd

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

Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV, acquired TradersOnly BV

synopsis: LYNX, a Dutch specialist in online investing, has acquired TradersOnly, the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
buyer: Lynx Vermogensbeheer BV
LYNX is a Dutch specialist in online investing. LYNX provides investors with access to more than 100 exchanges in 20 countries through its user-friendly trading platform. The company was founded in 2006 and has been active on the Dutch market since 2007. "
target: TradersOnly BV
TradersOnly is the number 1 online broker for active investors in the Netherlands. TradersOnly's advanced trading platform provides investors with real-time prices and relevant information. TradeOnly allows users to easily trade shares in 19 different countries and 63 different exchanges.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$2,530.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.89
EBIT ($mm)
$80.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SIVB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank helps innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. They provide a full range of financial services to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,387.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$824.79
Employees
2836
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Ticker: NYSE:APO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management, LLC and its subsidiaries is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit and real estate, with significant distressed expertise.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,816.74
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$489.91
Employees
0
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Ticker: TGOPF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3i Group Plc
3i Group Plc
3i Group plc is a multinational private equity and venture capital company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has offices in 13 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe and had total assets under management of £10.5 billion as at 31 March 2012.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,653.85
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,498.31
EBIT ($mm)
$1,494.66
Net Income ($mm)
$1,509.24
Employees
0
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments. They emphasize an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt, control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,315.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.51
EBIT ($mm)
$331.49
Net Income ($mm)
$224.77
Employees
0
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Ticker: SWX:PGHN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group Holding AG
Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager, serving over 900 institutional investors worldwide. They have USD 66 billion in assets under management and more than 950 professionals across 19 offices worldwide.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$1,024.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$626.28
EBIT ($mm)
$620.16
Net Income ($mm)
$587.63
Employees
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Ticker: COWN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm that operates through two business segments: a broker dealer and an investment management division. Cowen Inc. focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to their clients in order to help them outperform.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$865.94
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$36.16
Employees
0
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Ticker: PSEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prospect Capital Corporation
Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company that operates as a closed-end, non-diversified investment company that lends to and invests in energy-related businesses.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$625.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$433.31
Net Income ($mm)
$292.38
Employees
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Ticker: EQT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EQT AB
EQT AB
EQT is a leading Swedish investment firm with more than EUR 61B in raised capital across 29 funds and around EUR 40B in assets under management. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19B and approximately 110,000 employees.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$561.47
EBITDA ($mm)
$218.00
EBIT ($mm)
$205.11
Net Income ($mm)
$183.41
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:FIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fimalac SA
Fimalac SA
Fimalac is a diversified holding company, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, founded and managed by Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière. Fimalac Group is engaged in private equity, digital media, live shows and hotels and recreation.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$392.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($13.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($54.12)
Net Income ($mm)
$68.47
Employees
2911
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Ticker: GIMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gimv
Gimv
Gimv is a European investment company with over three decades of experience in private equity and venture capital. Gimv currently manages around EUR 1.8 billion (including co-investment partnerships) of investments in about 50 portfolio companies.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$244.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$205.78
EBIT ($mm)
$204.62
Net Income ($mm)
$119.37
Employees
0
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