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closed 11/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Audax Group, acquired PlayMonster

synopsis: Audax Group has acquired PlayMonster, a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools, from Topspin Partners, a suburban NY-based private equity fund focused on the lower middle-market.
buyer: Audax Group
Audax Group was founded in 1999 by Geoff Rehnert and Marc Wolpow with the vision of building an investment platform to provide capital for middle market companies. Audax Group manages approximately $13 billion of assets across its private equity, mezzanine debt, and private senior debt businesses. "
target parent: Topspin Partners
target: PlayMonster
PlayMonster, headquartered in Beloit, WI, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools. Top-selling brands include 5 Second Rule®, Perplexus™ Don’t Rock the Boat™, Farkle, The Game of THINGS…®, Mirari®, Buzzword® and more.
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closed 6/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Carson Dellosa Education, acquired Kids Station Toys

synopsis: Carson Dellosa Education, one of the nation’s leading educational solutions providers, announced the acquisition of Kids Station Toys, a leading manufacturer of musical instruments, cutting edge interactive electronic toys, and real electronics for kids of all ages.
buyer parent: Guardian Capital Partners
buyer: Carson Dellosa Education
Carson Dellosa Education is one of the nation’s leading educational solutions providers. From backpacks and back seats to teacher desks and learning centers, Carson Dellosa products can be found anywhere children learn. "
target: Kids Station Toys
Kids Station Toys is a leading manufacturer of musical instruments, cutting edge interactive electronic toys, and real electronics for kids of all ages.
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closed 5/25/2018 via PR Newswire

University Games, acquired The Haywire Group

synopsis: University Games, a San Francisco-based game and puzzle company, announced the acquisition of The Haywire Group, the award-winning manufacturer of dozens of games including Flickin' Chicken and Pizza Party dice game.
buyer: University Games
University Games was founded by Cris Lehman and Bob Moog on April 1, 1985. The company is active in more than 60 countries developing, marketing and distributing board games, puzzles, STEAM products and pre-school activities. "
target: The Haywire Group
Haywire was founded in 2005 by Barbara and Michael Fisher. The Company specializes in learning games starting with the award winning Dicecapades. Currently the company markets games to children and families. Top sellers include Flickin' Chicken®, Pizza Party®, Kerfuffle® and Shaboom®.
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announced 9/13/2016 via PR Newswire

Ultra PRO International LLC, will acquire Playroom Entertainment

synopsis: Ultra PRO International LLC, a leading manufacturer of tabletop games and accessories, has entered into a definitive agreement to purchase Playroom Entertainment, a publisher of board and card games of strategy, party and early learning genres.
buyer: Ultra PRO International LLC
Ultra PRO International LLC is the leading manufacturer and supplier of memorabilia, collectibles and tabletop gaming accessories, photo and scrapbooking albums and pages, Ultra Sleeves disposable, protective sleeves for computer tablets and school and office folders. "
target: Playroom Entertainment
Playroom Entertainment is a publisher of a broad range of tabletop games. Its Bright Idea Games portfolio presents specialty and mass market retailers with a full array of educational games that introduces and reinforces math, deduction and pattern recognition skills in children ages five and up.
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closed 3/27/2019 via PR Newswire

Scholastic Inc., acquired Make Believe Ideas

synopsis: Scholastic Corporation, the global children's publishing, education and media company, announced that it completed the acquisition of Make Believe Ideas. The UK company creates over 100 new titles a year, publishes into many different languages and fosters relationships with incredible collaborators around the world.
buyer: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,679.40)
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. "
target: Make Believe Ideas
Make Believe Ideas was founded on a desire to create beautiful, innovative and educational products with an accessible price point. The UK company creates over 100 new titles a year, publishes into many different languages and fosters relationships with incredible collaborators around the world.
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closed 3/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Irving Place Capital, acquired Bendon

synopsis: Irving Place Capital has completed its acquisition of Bendon, a leading provider of non-licensed and licensed children’s coloring and activity products, from Wicks Group of Companies. Bendon’s product portfolio includes coloring and activity books, kits, sets and play packs, puzzle books, box puzzles, and other early childhood development games.
buyer: Irving Place Capital
Based in New York City, Irving Place Capital is a middle-market private equity firm that invests in buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth capital opportunities. The firm focuses on making control or entrepreneur-driven investments in retail and consumer, industrial and packaging companies. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Bendon
Based in Ashland, Ohio, Bendon is a leading designer and producer of children's coloring and activity products in the United States. The company has a broad non-licensed and licensed product portfolio which is distributed into a variety of different retailing partners.
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closed 8/6/2014 via Company Press Release

Bendon, acquired Artistic Studios

synopsis: Bendon, Inc., which is owned by Wicks Capital Partners IV, L.P. announced the acquisition of Artistic Studios, Ltd., LLC ("ASL"). ASL produces and sells premium children's activity products, art sets, and crafts in various retail channels in the U.S. and abroad with a strong distribution presence in the wholesale clubs.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Bendon
Bendon Publishing International Inc. was founded in 2001. Since its inception, Bendon has become one of the fastest growing children’s book publishers in the nation. Bendon has maintained early success in part to our simple philosophy of listening to the customer and providing them what they want. "
target: Artistic Studios
Artistic Studios primarily produces and sells premium children's activity products, art sets, and crafts in various retail channels in the U.S. and abroad.
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closed 2/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Blackstreet Capital Management, acquired AWE Acquisition, Inc.

synopsis: AWE Acquisition, Inc., an affiliate of Blackstreet Capital Holdings, LLC (BCH) has acquired substantially all of the assets of Advanced Workstations in Education, Inc. The company provides literacy-focused digital learning solutions for early learners to public libraries throughout the United States and Canada.
buyer: Blackstreet Capital Management
Blackstreet Capital Holdings ("BCH") is a Chevy Chase, MD based diversified holding company run by Murry Gunty and Lawrence Berger. BCH currently has equity and debt holdings in education, consumer finance, and sports and entrainment. "
target: AWE Acquisition, Inc.
AWE (Advanced Workstations in Education) provides literacy-focused digital learning solutions for early learners to public libraries throughout the US and Canada. Their turnkey learning products deliver award winning multi-curricular content through a safe environment that is easy to setup and use.
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closed 5/20/2015 via PE Hub

Sandbox & Co., acquired Family Education Network

synopsis: Sandbox & Co., an industry-focused investor committed to building businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors, has acquired Family Education Network (FEN) from Pearson. FEN is an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox is an industry-focused investor committed to building and supporting businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors. Founded in 2014, the partners of Sandbox have a long track-record of acquiring, transforming and scaling businesses and brands internationally. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Family Education Network
Family Education Network is the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. The company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
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closed 8/28/2007 via BusinessWire

Mattel, Inc., purchased Apples to Apples®, Snorta® and Blink®. from Out of the Box Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Mattel, Inc. announced it has acquired the rights from Out of the Box Publishing, Inc., to manufacture, distribute and market several games properties, including the award-winning Apples to Apples®, Snorta® and Blink®.
buyer: Mattel, Inc. (MAT:$5,702.60)
Mattel, Inc., is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Matchbox®, Tyco® R/C, as well as Fisher-Price® brands and a wide array of entertainment-inspired toy lines. "
seller: Out of the Box Publishing, Inc.
Out of the Box Publishing, Inc. has developed a strong array of family-friendly games, most notably Apples to Apples®. Apples to Apples, having sold more than 3 million units since its launch in 1998, recently earned the 2006 Toy of the Year (“TOTY”) award for “Game of the Year.”
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closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Head of Zeus

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Head of Zeus Limited (HoZ), an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, and more.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Head of Zeus
Head of Zeus (HoZ) is an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, cook books, and more.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Trustbridge Partners, acquired Walker Books (UK)

synopsis: Forty-year-old independent Walker Books has been acquired by global children's content company Trustbridge Global Media, owned by private equity firm Trustbridge Partners. Walker is the world's leading employee-owned, independent British publisher of children's books.
buyer: Trustbridge Partners
Trustbridge Partners is a leading growth equity investor based in Shanghai. The firm focuses on high-quality growth opportunities in China. Trustbridge manages approximately $8 billion in assets from an investor base that includes university endowments, pension funds and strategic industry partners."
target: Walker Books (UK)
Walker is the world's leading employee-owned, independent British publisher of children's books. Walker Books is renowned for its truly original publishing and outstanding quality. Home to books for all ages, Walker Books publishes many award-winning authors, illustrators and brands.
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announced 4/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, will purchase UK and Poland Children's Books Business from Egmont Publishing

synopsis: Egmont Publishing announced that it has been agreed to sell the children’s books businesses in the UK and Poland together with Schneiderbuch in Germany, another children's books publisher, to HarperCollins.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. HarperCollins has publishing operations in 17 countries. With more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 16 languages. "
seller parent: Egmont Foundation
seller: Egmont Publishing
The acquisition includes the Egmont children’s books businesses in the UK and Poland as well as Schneiderbuch in Germany, another children's books publisher. Egmont Publishing is the UK’s leading specialist children’s publisher for babies to teens.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Boyds Mills & Kane, acquired minedition

synopsis: Boyds Mills & Kane, a publisher of illustrated titles for children ages 3 to 11, has acquired a majority stake in minedition, an international children's book publisher that specializes in picture books. minedition publishes high quality picture books that help children to develop a deeper appreciation for the world and expand their dreams.
buyer parent: Thinkingdom Media Group Ltd.
buyer: Boyds Mills & Kane
Boyds Mills & Kane is a publisher of illustrated titles for children ages 3 to 11. Boyds Mills & Kane offers fictional and nonfictional stories that help children improve their literacy skills. Their books feature clever plots, appealing characters and kid-sized dilemmas that children can relate to."
target: minedition
minedition is an international children's book publisher that specializes in picture books. minedition publishes high quality picture books that help children to develop a deeper appreciation for the world, expand their dreams and learn how to respect the environment, others and themselves.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sourcebooks, acquired Dawn Publications

synopsis: Sourcebooks, the Chicagoland independent publishing company, has acquired Dawn Publications, a Nevada City, Calif., press that is known in the school and library market for publishing picture books about nature and the environment. Dawn Publications was founded in 1979 with the publication of Sharing Nature with Children by Joseph Bharat Cornell.
buyer: Sourcebooks
Sourcebooks is an independent publishing house dedicated to sharing their passion for books in a wide variety of genres, including fiction, romance, children’s, young adult, college bound, parenting, memoir, and poetry. "
target: Dawn Publications
Dawn Publications, a Nevada City, Calif., press is known in the school and library market for publishing picture books about nature and the environment. Dawn Publications was founded in 1979 with the publication of Sharing Nature with Children by Joseph Bharat Cornell.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Penguin Random House India, acquired Duckbill Books

synopsis: Penguin Random House India, a publisher of fiction and non-fiction books in India, has acquired Duckbill Books, a publishing house in India that publishes children's books. Duckbill offers an eclectic mix of books for readers ranging from six-year-olds to young adults. Their books are primarily contemporary fiction with Indian settings.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House India
Penguin Random House India has been publishing in India for over thirty years, and publishes over three hundred newly acquired titles every year, with an active backlist of over four thousand titles. With a strong fiction and non-fiction list, it publishes across every segment. "
target: Duckbill Books
Duckbill Books is an independent publishing house in India that publishes children's books. Duckbill offers an eclectic mix of books for readers ranging from six-year-olds to young adults. Their books are primarily contemporary fiction with Indian settings.
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announced 11/13/2019 via Publishers Weekly

Penguin Random House, will acquire Eric Carle LLC

synopsis: Penguin Random House, a multinational conglomerate publishing company formed from the merger of Random House and Penguin Group, will acquire Eric Carle LLC, a company that manages the author Eric Carle’s books and has grown to include live children’s theater adaptions, interactive apps, direct-to-retail license and food- and beverage-licensing.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House is an American multinational conglomerate publishing company formed in 2013 from the merger of Random House and Penguin Group. Penguin Random House is the world's largest English language trade publisher, bringing people the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. "
target: Eric Carle LLC
Eric Carle LLC manages the author Eric Carle’s books. The brand has grown to include live children’s theater adaptions, interactive apps, direct-to-retail license and “good for you” food- and beverage-licensing, making it one of the biggest book-based preschool brands in the world.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bookosmia, acquired Mytha

synopsis: Bookosmia, a children's book publisher in India, has acquired Mytha, an Indian mythological stories app for children. Mytha provides more than 40 mythological digital stories that immerse readers in a world of forgotten stories from across the Indian subcontinent.
buyer: Bookosmia
Bookosmia is a children's book publisher in India. Bookosmia curates and publishes stories for children through physical books, e-books and audio formats. Bookosmia offers over 500 stories that written by kids for kids. They also offer colouring books, puzzles and gift boxes. "
target: Mytha
Mytha is an Indian mythological stories app for children. Mytha provides more than 40 mythological digital stories that immerse readers in a world of forgotten stories from across the Indian subcontinent. Their stories feature beautiful artwork that pave the way for new ways of creative thinking.
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closed 8/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Moonbug, acquired Supa Strikas

synopsis: Moonbug, a global entertainment company that develops and distributes fun and safe entertainment for kids, announced it has acquired the popular South African soccer video series and one of the largest circulating monthly comics in the world, Supa Strikas.
buyer: Moonbug
Moonbug is a global entertainment company providing fun and safe content for children. Moonbug develops and distributes age-appropriate content that encourages healthy values such as compassion, empathy and resilience, while teaching children fundamental life skills. "
target: Supa Strikas
Supa Strikas is a South African video series and one of the largest circulating monthly comics in the world. Supa Strikas follows the world’s best soccer team as they journey across the globe and to outer space on a quest to win the prized Super League trophy.
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closed 4/10/2019 via Publishers Weekly

Jump!, acquired Bearport Publishing

synopsis: Minneapolis-based children’s publisher Jump! has acquired Bearport Publishing. Bearport has a backlist of 1,050 curriculum-aligned books for children in grades PreK-8. Through the deal, Jump! has acquired all Bearport assets, staff, and customer contracts.
buyer: Jump!
Jump! publishes children’s nonfiction with a focus on curriculum-aligned subjects for emergent through early-fluent readers. Their books combine vibrant colors with captivating photography and corresponding text to draw readers into the subject and encourage reading success. "
target: Bearport Publishing
Bearport Publishing develops curriculum-aligned books for children in grades PreK-8. They focus on topics that appeal to young readers and pay close attention to text length, vocabulary, and picture-text match, to make their books less intimidating and more inviting to kids.
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closed 11/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Audax Group, acquired PlayMonster

synopsis: Audax Group has acquired PlayMonster, a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools, from Topspin Partners, a suburban NY-based private equity fund focused on the lower middle-market.
buyer: Audax Group
Audax Group was founded in 1999 by Geoff Rehnert and Marc Wolpow with the vision of building an investment platform to provide capital for middle market companies. Audax Group manages approximately $13 billion of assets across its private equity, mezzanine debt, and private senior debt businesses. "
target parent: Topspin Partners
target: PlayMonster
PlayMonster, headquartered in Beloit, WI, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools. Top-selling brands include 5 Second Rule®, Perplexus™ Don’t Rock the Boat™, Farkle, The Game of THINGS…®, Mirari®, Buzzword® and more.
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closed 5/5/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Acuant, acquired Hello Soda

synopsis: Acuant, the global trusted identity platform for fraud prevention and AML compliance, announced the completion of the acquisition of Hello Soda, an innovative and global provider of identity verification, KYC (know your customers) and AML (anti money laundering) solutions.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Acuant
Acuant provides seamless identity verification to build business with valid customers. The Acuant Trusted Identity Platform is powered by AI for the highest speed and accuracy rates. Omnichannel products provide superior customer experiences that allow businesses to establish trust. "
target: Hello Soda
Hello Soda is an innovative and global provider of identity verification, KYC (know your customers) and AML (anti money laundering) solutions. With headquarters in the UK, they provide unique solutions for clients across more than 172 countries to onboard customers in seconds.
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closed 2/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Corsearch, acquired Entura International Ltd.

synopsis: Corsearch, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of Entura, a pioneer in the protection of content against online piracy. Following the acquisition of Marketly, this new deal cements Corsearch's position as the market leader for end-to-end online content protection.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a leading provider of clearance and online brand protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. Corsearch Brand Risk and Performance™ solutions are revolutionizing how companies commercialize and protect their growth. "
target: Entura International Ltd.
Entura International, based in the UK, began delivering a high-quality anti-piracy service to major clients across the film, television, and music industries. Over the past decade, Entura has become acknowledged as a world leader in the protection of digital media.
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Corsearch, acquired Marketly LLC

synopsis: Corsearch, Inc. is pleased to announce the acquisition of the prominent provider of anti-piracy services, Marketly. Marketly is a global organization dedicated to protecting assets and fighting online piracy. The acquisition strengthens Corsearch's brand protection offering.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a leading provider of clearance and online brand protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. With highly trained researchers, an expansive global content set, and customer-focused technology tools, Corsearch empowers its customers with powerful brand solutions. "
target: Marketly LLC
Born in the fertile tech ecosystem of Silicon Valley, Marketly is an anti-piracy company driven by a culture of innovation. Marketly is a global organization dedicated to protecting assets and fighting online piracy.
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Corrona, Inc., acquired HealthUnlocked

synopsis: Corrona, LLC, a built-for-purpose source of gold-standard real-world evidence, has acquired HealthUnlocked, the world's largest virtual patient community.  HealthUnlocked is a social network that brings together people with the same health condition to share experiences, answer each other's questions and access information and resources.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corrona, Inc.
Corrona provides real world evidence through syndicated registry data and analysis services, helping biopharmaceutical companies demonstrate the value of their products to clinicians, patients, payers, and regulators. "
target: HealthUnlocked
HealthUnlocked is the world's largest virtual patient community. HealthUnlocked is a social network that brings together people with the same health condition or wellbeing need, to share experiences, answer each other's questions and access information and resources.
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Kofile, Inc., acquired SeamlessDocs

synopsis: Kofile, the leading provider of digital transformation services and software for local governments, announced that it has acquired SeamlessDocs, an application builder that takes paper-based and PDF-reliant processes and digitizes them with a comprehensive suite of automated workflow, digital signature and web-payment features.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Kofile, Inc.
Kofile is the largest provider of information management and access systems solutions for government agencies. Kofile helps agencies modernize their information management and access systems, digitize records and documents, and provides secure technologies to manage information on a scalable basis. "
target: SeamlessDocs
The leading provider of online government services, SeamlessDocs is the fastest and easiest way for governments to go digital. The SeamlessDocs platform allows agencies to create online forms, accept eSignatures, and more.
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Corsearch, acquired TrademarkNow

synopsis: Corsearch Inc., a leading provider of clearance and online brand protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, has acquired TrademarkNow, a web-based trademark management platform based in Finland. TrademarkNow is used by enterprise companies, law firms and branding agencies for instant trademark search and watch results.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a leading provider of clearance and online brand protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. With highly trained researchers, an expansive global content set, and customer-focused technology tools, Corsearch empowers its customers with powerful brand solutions. "
target: TrademarkNow
TrademarkNow is a web-based trademark management platform based in Finland. TrademarkNow is used by enterprise companies, law firms and branding agencies for instant trademark search and watch results. Their platform uses machine learning to provide faster and smarter trademark analysis results.
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Proud Moments ABA, acquired Autism & Behavior Consulting Services, LLC

synopsis: Proud Moments ABA, a provider of ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) services for children with autism, has acquired Autism & Behavior Consulting Services, LLC, a leading behavioral therapy service provider that specializes in treating children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Proud Moments ABA
Proud Moments is a growing behavioral health agency offering ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) services for children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Proud Moments handles the entire process, from assessment and insurance authorization to treatment design, implementation, and monitoring. "
target: Autism & Behavior Consulting Services, LLC
Autism & Behavior Consulting Services (ABC) is a leading behavioral therapy service provider that specializes in treating children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. The company provides comprehensive behavior therapy services to children while helping to educate and support their families.
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Mobileum, acquired SIGOS

synopsis: Mobileum Inc., a leading global provider of analytics-based roaming, network security, and risk management solutions, announced the acquisition of SIGOS, a company that has been offering its customers active End-to-End testing solutions to improve network security and service quality for mobile networks since 1989.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Mobileum
Mobileum is a leading provider of analytics solutions for the Telecom industry. More than 750 communications providers rely on the Mobileum Active Intelligence platform to increase roaming revenues, improve network security, minimize fraud and risk, and optimize business operations. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: SIGOS
SIGOS has been offering its customers active End-to-End testing solutions to improve network security and service quality for mobile networks since 1989. The portfolio includes the largest roaming and interconnection test system in the cloud, covering almost every country in the world.
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Acuant, acquired Identity Mind Global

synopsis: Acuant, a company that provides seamless identity verification to build business with valid customers, has acquired IdentityMind, a platform that provides risk management to fight against fraud, money laundering, human trafficking, and terrorist financing.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Acuant
Acuant provides seamless identity verification to build business with valid customers. The Acuant Trusted Identity Platform is powered by AI for the highest speed and accuracy rates. Omnichannel products provide superior customer experiences that allow businesses to establish trust. "
target: Identity Mind Global
IdentityMind is a platform providing risk management to fight against fraud, money laundering, human trafficking, and terrorist financing. Their technology creates and utilizes digital identities to reduce fraud risk and decrease compliance cost for identity verification and customer onboarding.
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Audax Group, acquired Kofile, Inc.

synopsis: Audax Private Equity has acquired Kofile, Inc., a provider of information management and access systems solutions for government agencies nationwide. Kofile provides restoration, preservation, and digitization services for critical government records, as well as cloud-native software solutions for digital records management and citizen engagement.
buyer: Audax Group
Audax Group is a leading alternative investment manager with offices in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. Since its founding in 1999, the firm has raised over $26 billion in capital across its Private Equity and Private Debt businesses. "
target: Kofile, Inc.
Kofile is the largest provider of information management and access systems solutions for government agencies. Kofile helps agencies modernize their information management and access systems, digitize records and documents, and provides secure technologies to manage information on a scalable basis.
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Corsearch, acquired Pointer BP

synopsis: Corsearch, a trademark and brand protection solutions leader, has acquired Amsterdam-based Pointer Brand Protection, a prominent provider of anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services. The acquisition further extends Corsearch’s brand protection offering and provides a comprehensive new service for brand owners and legal professionals.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a leading provider of clearance and online brand protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. With highly trained researchers, an expansive global content set, and customer-focused technology tools, Corsearch empowers its customers with powerful brand solutions. "
target: Pointer BP
Amsterdam-based Pointer BP is a leader in the fight against brand abuse. Pointer offers holistic and bespoke anti-counterfeiting solutions, including online-to-offline investigations, test purchasing services, dedicated brand protection analysts, and a software platform for removing infringements.
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Audax Group, acquired Corrona, Inc.

synopsis: Audax Private Equity announced that it has recapitalized, in partnership with the management team, Corrona, LLC. Corrona provides real world evidence through syndicated registry data and analysis services, helping biopharmaceutical companies demonstrate the value of their products to clinicians, patients, payers, and regulators.
buyer: Audax Group
Audax Group is a leading alternative investment manager with offices in Boston, New York, and San Francisco. Since its founding in 1999, the firm has raised over $24 billion in capital across its Private Equity and Private Debt businesses. "
target parent: Great Point Partners
target: Corrona, Inc.
Corrona provides real world evidence through syndicated registry data and analysis services, helping biopharmaceutical companies demonstrate the value of their products to clinicians, patients, payers, and regulators.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Mobileum, acquired WeDo technologies

synopsis: Mobileum, a leading global provider of analytics-based roaming and risk management solutions, has acquired WeDo Technologies. Headquartered in Portugal, WeDo is a leader in risk and business management solutions for communication service providers (CSPs) globally, helping them to drive revenues, mitigate risk, and prevent fraud on their networks.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Mobileum
Mobileum delivers analytics solutions that generate revenues, reduce costs and accelerate digital transformation for more than 600 Communications Service Providers (CSP) across 150 countries. "
target parent: SONAE SGPS
target: WeDo technologies
Headquartered in Portugal, WeDo Technologies is the global market leader in Revenue Assurance and Fraud Management software solutions to Telecom, Media, and Technology organizations worldwide.
price ($mm)
$70
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closed 5/7/2019 via BusinessWire

3i Group Plc, acquired Magnitude Software

synopsis: Audax Private Equity, in partnership with management, has completed the sale of Magnitude Software, Inc. to 3i Group plc. Magnitude is a leading provider of enterprise information management software that delivers insights on business performance in heterogeneous application and fragmented data environments.
buyer: 3i Group Plc (TGOPF:$403.39)
3i is a leading international investment manager focused on mid-market private equity and infrastructure. Its core investment markets are northern Europe and North America. "
target parent: Audax Group
target: Magnitude Software
Magnitude’s transformative approach to unified application data management delivers vast operational efficiencies to business application data access, management, analytics and reporting for the modern enterprise.
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closed 11/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Audax Group, acquired PlayMonster

synopsis: Audax Group has acquired PlayMonster, a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools, from Topspin Partners, a suburban NY-based private equity fund focused on the lower middle-market.
buyer: Audax Group
Audax Group was founded in 1999 by Geoff Rehnert and Marc Wolpow with the vision of building an investment platform to provide capital for middle market companies. Audax Group manages approximately $13 billion of assets across its private equity, mezzanine debt, and private senior debt businesses. "
target parent: Topspin Partners
target: PlayMonster
PlayMonster, headquartered in Beloit, WI, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools. Top-selling brands include 5 Second Rule®, Perplexus™ Don’t Rock the Boat™, Farkle, The Game of THINGS…®, Mirari®, Buzzword® and more.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Corsearch, acquired Yellow Brand Protection

synopsis: Corsearch Inc., a premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Yellow Brand Protection AB of Sweden, a leading global provider of online anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Corsearch
Corsearch is a premier provider of clearance and protection solutions for trademark and brand professionals. Its high-quality, intuitive tools and unparalleled expertise enable professionals to effectively manage their trademark screening, search review, watching, and domain management processes. "
target: Yellow Brand Protection
Yellow Brand Protection is a leading global provider of online anti-counterfeiting and brand protection services. Operating from offices across Europe, USA and China, Yellow’s disruptive technology, “ZERO” seeks to identify and combat IP-infringing content found anywhere in the world, online.
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closed 10/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Mobileum, acquired Evolved Intelligence

synopsis: Mobileum Inc., a leading global provider of analytics-based roaming and risk management solutions, has acquired Evolved Intelligence, a company that specializes in cloud-hosted roaming value-added services, as well as analytics-based fraud management and signaling security solutions for mobile telecommunications operators and signaling providers.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Mobileum
Mobileum delivers analytics solutions that generate revenues, reduce costs and accelerate digital transformation for more than 600 Communications Service Providers (CSP) across 150 countries. "
target: Evolved Intelligence
Headquartered in Bristol, United Kingdom, Evolved Intelligence specializes in cloud-hosted roaming value-added services, as well as analytics-based fraud management and signaling security solutions for mobile telecommunications operators and signaling providers worldwide.
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closed 9/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Audax Group, acquired Acuant

synopsis: Audax Private Equity announced it has completed an investment in Acuant to support the continued growth initiatives of the company as a global provider of identity verification solutions. Audax acquired a controlling interest in Acuant from Insight Venture Partners, Lightview Capital and Egis Capital Partners.
buyer: Audax Group
Audax Group was founded in 1999 by Geoff Rehnert and Marc Wolpow with the vision of building an investment platform to provide capital for middle market companies. Audax Group manages approximately $13 billion of assets across its private equity, mezzanine debt, and private senior debt businesses. "
target: Acuant
Acuant is a global software and technology company that provides Identity Verification solutions to reduce fraud and increase revenue while providing seamless customer experiences. Acuant transforms data intake into a business-enhancing proposition while reducing the risk of fraudulent transactions.
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closed 7/5/2018 via PE Hub

Audax Group, acquired Van Pool Transportation

synopsis: Audax Private Equity, a leading investor in middle market companies, has acquired Van Pool Transportation, a provider of outsourced transportation services for K-12 students with special needs. Van Pool handles the entire process of moving students to and from their schools to help administrators and district staff save time and resources.
buyer: Audax Group
Audax Private Equity builds leading middle market companies. Audax has invested $4.5 billion in 113 platform and 672 add-on companies. Through its disciplined Buy & Build approach, Audax seeks to help platform companies execute add-on acquisitions that fuel revenue growth. "
target: Van Pool Transportation
Van Pool is a provider of outsourced transportation services for K-12 students with special needs. Van Pool serves over 100 school districts and 5,000 students in Massachusetts and Connecticut. They handle the entire transportation process to help administrators and staff save time and resources.
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closed 5/17/2018 via BusinessWire

TPG Growth, acquired HALO Branded Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: TPG Growth, the middle market and growth equity platform of global alternative investment firm TPG, has acquired HALO Branded Solutions, a leading marketing services platform that distributes promotional products and provides employee recognition services. With a national sales force, HALO generates growth by offering innovative client solutions.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: TPG Growth
TPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity investment platform of TPG, the global alternative asset firm. With approximately $13.5 billion of assets under management, TPG Growth targets investments in a broad range of industries and geographies. "
target parent: Audax Group
target: HALO Branded Solutions, Inc.
HALO Branded Solutions is an industry-leading provider of branded merchandise and global recognition solutions. With a national sales force, HALO generates growth by offering innovative client solutions, priced competitively and supported by world-class operations and customer service.
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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 1/31/2017 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
announced 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
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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 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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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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announced 11/30/2020 via BusinessWire

ServiceNow, will acquire Element AI

synopsis: ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$4,833.48)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
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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 9/30/2005 via PR Newswire

Duff & Phelps LLC, acquired Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting

synopsis: Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies and a leading provider of independent investment research, indices, ratings and data, announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of its Corporate Value Consulting (CVC) business, the valuation services unit of Standard & Poor's.
buyer: Duff & Phelps LLC (DUF:$484.70)
Duff & Phelps is a financial advisory and investment banking firm focused on providing merger & acquisition, private placement, valuation, financial opinion & ESOP/ERISA services. Duff & Phelps has been committed to delivering advice and service of exceptional quality to a broad range of companies. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting
Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting (CVC) has advised clients on valuation and corporate finance issues for over 35 years, earning a reputation as the leading provider of insightful, independent, and objective valuation advice.
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closed 4/4/2005 via PR Newswire

FIND/SVP, Incorporated, acquired Signia Partners, Inc.

synopsis: FIND/SVP, Inc., a leading provider of business advisory, research and consulting services, announced today the closing of two previously announced acquisitions. Atlantic Research & Consulting, Inc. and Signia Partners, Inc., a leading provider of in-depth business research and fact-based decision support.
buyer parent: infoUSA, Inc.
buyer: FIND/SVP, Incorporated
Guideline, Inc. is the nation's only single-source provider of customized business research and analysis. Through its end-to-end continuum of On-Demand Business Research, Custom Market Research, Strategic Intelligence, and Product Development Intelligence. "
target: Signia Partners, Inc.
Signia Partners has a strong track record of success delivering high-value strategic and tactical consulting services. And, we target our services toward results-oriented clients with specific goals in view – we’re not interested in conducting research for its own sake.
price ($mm)
$7.80
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closed 1/26/2005 via BusinessWire

Kroll Inc., acquired Talbot Hughes McKillop LLP

synopsis: Kroll Inc., the global risk consulting company, announced today it has acquired Talbot Hughes McKillop LLP, a leading financial restructuring practice operating in Europe and the U.S.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Cos. Inc.
buyer: Kroll Inc.
Kroll is the world’s foremost independent risk consulting company. For more than 30 years, Kroll has helped companies, government agencies and individuals reduce their exposure to risk and capitalize on business opportunities. "
target: Talbot Hughes McKillop LLP
Talbot Hughes McKillop is a corporate finance boutique, specialising in financial restructurings. We advise companies, equity holders or bondholders. The Firm brings together a group of the UK’s leading restructuring specialists with unrivalled experience and global expertise across a broad range o
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closed 12/8/2005 via BusinessWire

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

synopsis: TradeMaven LLC and eLocal today jointly announced they have merged the two firms to form TradeMaven Group LLC (TMG). The merger is one of the most significant in the online trading industry, combining TradeMaven's leading technology for online trading with eLocal's exceptional retail and institutional execution and brokerage services.
buyer: TradeMaven Group LLC
TradeMaven was founded with the mission of providing high-performance and cost-effective trading software for experienced and new traders. TM is used by Futures, Forex & Bond Traders worldwide. "
target: eLocalAccess, LLC
eLOCAL was established and registered with the NFA and CFTC in July 2000 culminating in the merger of two large independent local clearing firms at the Chicago Board of Trade.
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closed 8/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

blau direkt GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Holger Timmermann Maklerservice

synopsis: blau direkt GmbH & Co. KG, a German company that operates as an insurance broker pool, has acquired Holger Timmermann Maklerservice, a company that develops training software for the insurance industry and also operates as an insurance broker. They are also based in Germany.
buyer: blau direkt GmbH & Co. KG
blau direkt GmbH & Co. KG operates as an insurance broker pool. The company is based in Lübeck, Germany. "
target: Holger Timmermann Maklerservice
Holger Timmermann Maklerservice develops training software for the insurance industry and also operates as an insurance broker. The company is based in Idstein, Germany.
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closed 1/28/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Martin Wolf LLC, acquired IT ExchangeNet

synopsis: martinwolf M&A Advisors - a leading M&A Advisory firm exclusively focusing on middle-market IT Services, Solution Provider and Software companies - announced the acquisition of IT ExchangeNet (ITX), a leader in facilitating smaller mid-market IT M&A transactions.
buyer: Martin Wolf LLC
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with an office in New York, martin wolf is a leading M & A Advisory focused on middle market companies in the IT Services, IT Supply Chain, and Software space. "
target: IT ExchangeNet
Founded in 1998 by technology CEOs and M & A professionals, and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, IT ExchangeNet (ITX) is an organized and efficient marketplace for owners of small mid-market IT businesses seeking buyers or strategic partners.
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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
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$34
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EV / rev
1.5x
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Employees
9000
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Ticker: TSX:CJR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based integrated media and content company that creates, broadcasts, licenses and delivers content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. Their portfolio of multimedia offerings covers specialty television and radio with other assets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,254.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$442.61
EBIT ($mm)
$382.87
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3200
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Ticker: EDUC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Educational Development Corporation
Educational Development Corporation
Educational Development Corporation is the sole U.S. distributor of a line of children's books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$35.01
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.68
EBIT ($mm)
$1.54
Net Income ($mm)
$0.94
Employees
83
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Ticker: MAT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mattel, Inc.
Mattel, Inc.
Mattel, Inc. is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of toys and family products. The Mattel family is comprised of such best-selling brands as Barbie®, the most popular fashion doll ever produced, Hot Wheels®, Monster High®, American Girl®, and more.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$5,702.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$804.13
EBIT ($mm)
$540.90
Net Income ($mm)
$369.40
Employees
31000
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Ticker: TSE:7867
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Takara Tomy Company, Ltd.
Takara Tomy Company is a manufacturer for toys and baby products. They plan, develop, and manufacture toys, capsule toys, candy toys, railway models, and baby products. The company was founded in 1924, and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,741.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$99.12
EBIT ($mm)
$24.78
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:CLCN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Creative Learning Corporation
Creative Learning Corporation is the owner and developer of the unique and highly successful franchised children’s enrichment programs Bricks 4 Kidz and Sew Fun Studios. The programs are based on the operation of after-school classes, summer and day camps, in-school workshops, and birthday parties.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$6.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.20
EBIT ($mm)
$0.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
22
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Ticker: KKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, capital markets, credit strategies, and hedge funds. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$20,635.61
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$4,952.87
Employees
0
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Ticker: BX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$14,638.28
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$3,859.73
Employees
0
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$6,117.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,728.70
EBIT ($mm)
$2,675.80
Net Income ($mm)
$1,829.50
Employees
0
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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
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,981.01
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,831.72
Employees
0
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Ticker: RTOBF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ratos AB
Ratos AB
Ratos is a private equity company that invests in Nordic companies where their core expertise as a professional, active and responsible owner over time creates good value growth. Added value is created in connection with acquisition, development and divestment of these primarily unlisted companies.
year
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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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: 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
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,072.28
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$112.95
Employees
1325
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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
2020
rev ($mm)
$687.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$181.51
EBIT ($mm)
$160.04
Net Income ($mm)
$130.94
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: TSX:ONEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onex Corporation
Onex Corporation
Founded in 1984, Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. They acquire and build high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. They also invest in non-investment grade debt through credit funds and collateralized loan obligations.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$622.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$534.00
EBIT ($mm)
$487.00
Net Income ($mm)
$320.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: TGOPF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3i Group Plc
3i Group Plc
3i Group plc is a multinational private equity and venture capital company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has offices in 13 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe and had total assets under management of £10.5 billion as at 31 March 2012.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$403.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.93
EBIT ($mm)
$253.21
Net Income ($mm)
$265.62
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:FIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fimalac SA
Fimalac SA
Fimalac is a diversified holding company, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, founded and managed by Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière. Fimalac Group is engaged in private equity, digital media, live shows and hotels and recreation.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$392.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($13.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($54.12)
Net Income ($mm)
$68.47
Employees
2911
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Ticker: MAIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation is a principal investment firm that provides long-term debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies and debt capital to middle market companies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$238.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$205.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: GIMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gimv
Gimv
Gimv is a European investment company with over three decades of experience in private equity and venture capital. Gimv currently manages around EUR 1.8 billion (including co-investment partnerships) of investments in about 50 portfolio companies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$197.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$156.94
EBIT ($mm)
$155.75
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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