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closed 12/19/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired West Academic

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to acquire West Academic, the leading provider of legal education content in the US, offering a wide variety of digital and printed casebooks, supplements, study aids and discretionary products.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is an independent investment firm that makes equity investments in middle market companies mainly in the United States. LLCP has invested companies in consumer products, franchises, business services, healthcare, education, and engineered products. "
target parent: Eureka Equity Partners, L.P.
target: West Academic
West Academic is the leading provider of legal education content in the United States, offering a wide variety of digital and printed casebooks, supplements, study aids and discretionary products used in law schools, undergraduate law classes and commercial settings.
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Transom Capital Group, purchased U.S. Legal Education Business from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. announced that it has sold its U.S. legal education business to Transom Capital Group, an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market. The U.S. legal education business mainly produces textbooks and innovative digital educational solutions for law students.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The acquisition includes the U.S. legal education business of Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory. The U.S. legal education business mainly produces textbooks and innovative digital educational solutions for law students.
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closed 9/4/2013 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Hart Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc announces that it has completed the acquisition of the issued share capital of Hart Publishing Ltd, the Oxford-based legal publisher, from the management shareholders. The initial consideration of £6.5 million was paid in cash on completion from Bloomsbury's own cash reserves.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Hart Publishing Ltd.
Hart Publishing, established in 1996, is the largest independent academic law publisher in the UK. Hart Publishing's mission is to publish the highest quality works of legal scholarship.
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closed 1/4/2016 via Company Press Release

Carolina Academic Press, purchased 500 Law School Titles from Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.

synopsis: Carolina Academic Press announced the acquisition by of approximately 500 LexisNexis® Matthew Bender law school publishing titles. LexisNexis Matthew Bender is one of the world's leading publishers of legal analysis and case law.
buyer: Carolina Academic Press
Carolina Academic Press, a family-owned independent company based in Durham, North Carolina, has served the legal education community for over 35 years. It has earned a strong reputation for partnering with pedagogical innovators to develop and publish cutting-edge teaching materials. "
seller parent: RELX Group plc
seller: Matthew Bender & Co., Inc.
LexisNexis Matthew Bender is one of the world's leading publishers of legal analysis and case law. The company offers more than 500 publications in print and electronic formats to subscribers in more than 160 countries.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

UBC Press, acquired Purich Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Long-time Saskatchewan publishers Purich Publishing has been acquired by UBC Press. Founded in 1992, Purich Publishing Ltd. is a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan based publisher specializing in books on Aboriginal, social justice, legal, and western Canadian issues.
buyer: UBC Press
The University of British Columbia Press (UBC Press) is Canada’s leading social sciences publisher. UBC Press' books draw on cutting-edge research, pushing the boundaries of academic discourse in innovative directions. Each year UBC Press publishes seventy new titles in a number of fields. "
target: Purich Publishing Ltd.
Founded in 1992, Purich Publishing Ltd. is a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan based publisher specializing in books on Aboriginal, social justice, legal, and western Canadian issues. It has focused on these areas because they reflect the interests of founding publisher, Donald Purich.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Eureka Growth Capital, purchased Law School Publishing from Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions

synopsis: Thomson Reuters Legal confirmed that it has sold its law school publishing division—a group that offers casebooks, study aids and other printed materials dispensed via reseller bookstores—to Eureka Growth Capital, a Philadelphia private equity firm.
buyer: Eureka Growth Capital
Eureka Growth Capital is a private equity firm focused on partnering with managers of growing, well-run companies to find and realize their potential. It is committed to supporting management teams of businesses with $10-75 million in revenue in creative, flexibly structured transactions. "
seller parent: Thomson Reuters
seller: Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions
The Law School Publishing division of Thomson Reuters offers casebooks, study aids and other printed materials dispensed via reseller bookstores.
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closed 3/31/2021 via PR Newswire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired Barbri

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity firm, has sold BARBRI, Inc. to Francisco Partners. BARBRI is a premier provider of practical legal education in the U.S. and international markets.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $24 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Barbri
BARBRI is a premier provider of practical legal education in the U.S. and international markets. Through its diversified product offering, BARBRI addresses the education and training needs of law students, law schools, practicing legal and legal support professionals and law firms.
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closed 7/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Barbri, acquired iLawVentures, LLC

synopsis: Legal education provider BARBRI announced its acquisition of iLawVentures, LLC, the leading provider of online J.D., post-J.D. and international programs for law schools in the U.S. iLawVentures creates innovative partnerships with law schools, colleges, and universities to create educational products or to transform existing programs.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Barbri
Barbri is the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world. The Company offers the premier bar exam preparation course to law students delivered by industry-leading professors with a focus on a proven, results-oriented teaching pedagogy. "
target: iLawVentures, LLC
iLawVentures, LLC is the leading provider of online J.D., post-J.D. and international programs for law schools in the U.S. iLawVentures (iLaw Ventures) creates innovative partnerships with law schools, colleges, and universities to create educational products or to transform existing programs.
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closed 7/6/2011 via BNC Analysis

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Barbri

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity fund focused exclusively on investing in the Knowledge Industries announced that it has completed its acquisition of Barbri from Thomson Reuters Corporation. Barbri is the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the education, training and information and business services industries (the "Knowledge Industries"). The Firm was founded in 1993 by Jeffrey T. Leeds and Robert A. Bernstein and is based in New York. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Barbri
Barbri is the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world. The Company offers the premier bar exam preparation course to law students delivered by industry-leading professors with a focus on a proven, results-oriented teaching pedagogy.
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closed 11/6/2013 via Company Press Release

Edinburgh University Press, acquired Dundee University Press

synopsis: Edinburgh University Press, a premier scholarly publisher in Scotland of academic books and journals and one of the leading university presses in the UK, has acquired the business and publishing assets of Dundee University Press, a leading publisher of academic texts, with an established list of law books for students and practitioners.
buyer parent: The University of Edinburgh
buyer: Edinburgh University Press
Edinburgh University Press is the premier scholarly publisher in Scotland of academic books and journals and one of the leading university presses in the UK. Founded over 50 years ago, Edinburgh University Press became a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Edinburgh in 1992. "
target parent: University of Dundee
target: Dundee University Press
Dundee University Press is a leading publisher of academic texts, with an established list of law books for students and practitioners, an exciting array of history titles as well as general titles, all written for a wide readership.
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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Edinburgh University Press, purchased Publishing Assets from Avizandum

synopsis: Edinburgh University Press has acquired the publishing assets of Avizandum, an Edinburgh-based legal book specialist as it seeks to expand its offering in law. Avizandum Publishing publishes a well-respected list of Scots law books. The deal does not include the Avizandum bookshop in Edinburgh, which will continue to operate independently.
buyer parent: The University of Edinburgh
buyer: Edinburgh University Press
Edinburgh University Press is one of the leading university presses in the UK. Their publications carry the imprimatur of one of Britain's oldest and most distinguished centres of learning and enjoy the highest academic standards through the scholarly appraisal of their Press Committee. "
seller: Avizandum
Avizandum Publishing, based in Edinburgh, Scotland publishes a well-respected list of Scots law books. Avizandum Publishing is committed to maintaining high editorial standards as well as efficient and effective marketing.
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announced 12/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, will purchase Family Law Assets from Jordan Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc announced that it has signed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire certain Jordan family law publishing assets ofJordan Publishing Ltd. Bloomsbury is acquiring the publishing rights to six highly regarded family law titles, which are sold in a practical loose-leaf format and are available in an online digital format.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is an independent publisher with offices in London, New York, New Delhi and Sydney. Bloomsbury has built a reputation for publishing works of excellence and originality. Bloomsbury has a valuable portfolio of content and rights based intellectual property assets. "
seller parent: RELX Group plc
seller: Jordan Publishing Ltd.
Jordan Publishing Ltd is the largest independent legal publisher in the UK. Family Law, a specialist imprint of Jordan Publishing, provides the prime source of practical legal information and guidance for all family practitioners and related professionals.
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announced 7/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

LexisNexis UK, will acquire Jordan Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: LexisNexis UK, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, announced its intention to acquire Jordan Publishing, a legal publisher in the UK. The company produce highly regarded, practical information, online and in print, for practising lawyers and other professionals.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: LexisNexis UK
LexisNexis UK serves the legal, accountancy and allied professions by publishing timely and accurate legal information in a variety of formats, including textbooks, journals, newsletters, law reports, loose-leafs, encyclopaedias, CD-ROMs and on-line services. "
target: Jordan Publishing Ltd.
Jordan Publishing Ltd is the largest independent legal publisher in the UK. They produce highly regarded, practical information, online and in print, for practising lawyers and other professionals, combining a long history of excellence with cutting edge information services.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Fastcase, Inc., acquired Law Street Media, LLC

synopsis: Legal publisher Fastcase has acquired the Law Street Media legal news platform, working with founder John A. Jenkins, the former President and Publisher of CQ Press. Law Street Media is a free web-based platform covering law and public policy.
buyer: Fastcase, Inc.
As the smarter alternative for legal research, Fastcase democratizes the law, making it more accessible to more people. Using patented software that combines the best of legal research with the best of Web search, Fastcase helps busy users sift through the clutter, ranking the best cases first. "
target: Law Street Media, LLC
Law Street Media is a free web-based platform covering law and public policy. It was founded as a way to provide a single essential resource to law students and young professionals in the rapidly evolving legal industry.
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announced 7/22/2014 via GlobeNewswire

LexisNexis, will purchase Canadian Legal Assets from Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer announced that it has signed an agreement to divest its Canadian legal publishing activities to LexisNexis. The Canadian legal assets to be sold include print and online information products for law firms, corporate counsel, and human resources professionals.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
seller parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
seller: Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory
The Canadian legal assets of Wolters Kluwer include print and online information products for law firms, corporate counsel, and human resources professionals. The group has approximately 50 employees.
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closed 1/26/2004 via PR Newswire

FindLaw Inc, acquired Glasser LegalWorks

synopsis: FindLaw, a Thomson business (NYSE: TOC; TSX) today announced it has acquired Glasser LegalWorks, a highly regarded producer of legal and law practice seminars, events and publications.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: FindLaw Inc
FindLaw, the leading Web portal focused on law and government, provides access to a comprehensive and fast-growing online library of legal resources for use by legal professionals, consumers and small businesses. FindLaw's mission is to make legal information on the Internet easy to find. "
target parent: Sandler Capital Management
target: Glasser LegalWorks
A multimedia publishing and legal education company, Glasser LegalWorks is dedicated to the delivery of timely, specialized information in a variety of formats including print, CD-ROM, on-line, audiotapes, and live seminars. The founders are Stephen A. Glasser and Lynn S. Glasser, who were formerly
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closed 3/19/2007 via BNC Analysis

Editis, acquired Group De Boeck

synopsis: Editis expanded its activities in literature and in distribution, Editis is developing its third line of business, education. It has strengthened its presence in Belgium with the acquisition of De Boeck, thereby beefing up its international presence.
buyer parent: Grupo Planeta
buyer: Editis
Editis holds leading positions in three segments of the French publishing business, in particular Literature (trade and mass market formats), Education (scholarly, scholastic aids, middle school, high school, university, legal and medical), and Reference (dictionaries and encyclopedias). "
target: Group De Boeck
The De Boeck group is Belgium’s leading publisher and has roots going back to 1760. It has grown steadily and now specializes in 3 sectors in French and Dutch: academic texts (61% in Dutch), university texts (87% in French) and legal texts (74% in French).
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closed 8/15/2013 via Company Press Release

Brill, purchased Climate Law Journal from Ios Press

synopsis: Brill, the international scholarly publisher, acquired the peer-reviewed journal Climate Law from IOS Press to its growing International Environmental Law portfolio. Climate Law is an international journal on climate change and the law.
buyer: Brill (ENXTAM:BRILL:$39.83)
Brill is a publishing house with a rich history and a strong international focus. BRILL publishes more than 175 journals and around 600 new books and reference works each year. Brill was founded in 1683 in Leiden, the Netherlands. "
seller parent: Ohmsha, Ltd.
seller: Ios Press
Climate Law is an international journal on climate change and the law. Its editorial board includes the field's leading academics and practitioners, and publishes peer-reviewed articles on legal and interdisciplinary topics. It has a substantial book review section and appears quarterly.
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closed 1/29/2013 via PR Newswire

The Innovation Accelerator Foundation, acquired The iBridge Network

synopsis: The Innovation Accelerator Foundation (IAF) will officially announce the acquisition of the iBridge Network, a university intellectual property marketplace originally developed by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in 2005. iBridge is one the premier university intellectual property marketplaces globally.
buyer: The Innovation Accelerator Foundation
Innovation Accelerator is the private component of a public-private partnership with the Small Business Innovation Research Program at the National Science Foundation. Its goal is to facilitate the commercialization efforts of high-tech small businesses funded by grants from the NSF SBIR program. "
target parent: Ewing Marion Kaufmann Foundation
target: The iBridge Network
The iBridge Network aggregates research materials, technologies, and discoveries on the site, providing innovation seekers with access to university-developed innovations, leading to further advances and next-generation products and services.
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closed 12/1/2021 via PR Newswire

ABRY Partners, LLC, acquired Best Lawyers

synopsis: Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review ranking service in the global legal community, announced that it has been acquired by Boston-based investment firm Abry Partners and Best Lawyers management.
buyer: ABRY Partners, LLC
Abry is one of the most experienced and successful sector-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its founding in 1989, the firm has completed over $82 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity or preferred equity placements. "
target parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
target: Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.
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closed 12/19/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired West Academic

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to acquire West Academic, the leading provider of legal education content in the US, offering a wide variety of digital and printed casebooks, supplements, study aids and discretionary products.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is an independent investment firm that makes equity investments in middle market companies mainly in the United States. LLCP has invested companies in consumer products, franchises, business services, healthcare, education, and engineered products. "
target parent: Eureka Equity Partners, L.P.
target: West Academic
West Academic is the leading provider of legal education content in the United States, offering a wide variety of digital and printed casebooks, supplements, study aids and discretionary products used in law schools, undergraduate law classes and commercial settings.
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closed 8/24/2022 via Company Press Release

BigHand, acquired Digitory Legal

synopsis: BigHand, a leading provider of operational and financial products for law firms, announced it has acquired Digitory Legal. Digitory Legal is a cost analytics platform designed to help law firms and in-house legal departments better leverage their timecard data.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: BigHand
Based in the UK, BigHand is a leading provider of workflow software and tools that help law firms optimize their productivity and profitability. Its offerings include voice and task delegation workflow, document creation, business intelligence and pricing tools. "
target: Digitory Legal
Digitory Legal is a cost analytics platform designed to help law firms and in-house legal departments better leverage their timecard data. The analysis unlocks information below the surface of the billing data, delivering actionable cost data to predict and refine future pricing and proposals.
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closed 7/13/2022 via Company Press Release

CJ Fallon Ltd., acquired CJ Fallon Ltd.

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners announced that it has sold its portfolio company CJ Fallon to an investor group led by the Company’s management team. CJ Fallon is a leading provider of educational content in both print and digital formats to primary and secondary schools throughout Ireland.
buyer: CJ Fallon Ltd.
The management buyout is led by Brian Gilsenan and John Bodley. "
target parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
target: CJ Fallon Ltd.
Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, CJ Fallon is a leading provider of educational content in both print and digital formats to primary and secondary schools throughout Ireland.
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closed 2/2/2022 via BusinessWire

BigHand, acquired Iridium Technology LLC

synopsis: UK-based BigHand Ltd., a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, has acquired Iridium Technology, a leading legal business intelligence and analytics software provider to law firms worldwide. Iridium offers a combination of data-driven management tools that allow law firms to enhance their productivity and profitability.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: BigHand
Based in the UK, BigHand is a leading provider of workflow software and tools that help law firms optimize their productivity and profitability. Its offerings include voice and task delegation workflow, document creation, business intelligence and pricing tools. "
target: Iridium Technology LLC
Iridium Technology is a global firm specifically focused on business intelligence, profitability, and financial management for legal and professional services firms. Iridium's mission is to make sure that firms receive maximum value for their investment.
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closed 12/1/2021 via PR Newswire

ABRY Partners, LLC, acquired Best Lawyers

synopsis: Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review ranking service in the global legal community, announced that it has been acquired by Boston-based investment firm Abry Partners and Best Lawyers management.
buyer: ABRY Partners, LLC
Abry is one of the most experienced and successful sector-focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its founding in 1989, the firm has completed over $82 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity or preferred equity placements. "
target parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
target: Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.
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closed 10/21/2021 via PR Newswire

TRC Healthcare, acquired Bula Intelligence

synopsis: TRC Healthcare (TRC), a trusted leader in evidence-based continuing education, has acquired Bula Intelligence, a best-in-class provider of tracking and reporting on regulatory and legislative changes that affect U.S. pharmacies. Through the acquisition, TRC Healthcare intends to expand its coverage of regulatory changes.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: TRC Healthcare
TRC Healthcare (TRC) is a premier source of lifelong learning solutions for healthcare professionals. TRC is most recognized for their education and continuing education offerings within the highly-regarded Pharmacist's Letter, Prescriber's Letter, and Pharmacy Technician's Letter. "
target: Bula Intelligence
Bula Intelligence is the top subscription-based legal intelligence solution dedicated to pharmacy. Bula empowers by delivering simplified current law, legislative, regulatory & sub-regulatory information in an accurate, timely & meaningful manner.
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TRC Healthcare, acquired NetCE

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

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, an international investment firm, announced that it has sold its portfolio company Futurewhiz, the parent of the education companies of Squla, WRTS and Scoyo to NPM Capital, an investment fund. Futurewhiz is the leading consumer education company in the Netherlands.
buyer parent: SHV Holdings N.V.
buyer: NPM Capital NV
NPM was established in 1948 as part of the post-war reconstruction effort to provide risk capital to Dutch companies. The company experienced strong growth in the eighties in line with the development of venture capital and private equity in those years and got listed on the stock exchange in 1987. "
target parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
target: Futurewhiz BV
Futurewhiz is the parent company of Squla, WRTS and Scoyo. It's Futurewhiz's mission to empower children to grow through personalized education, by fueling their curiosity for knowledge, boosting their confidence and cultivating a lifelong love of learning through games and experiences.
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Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired NMi Certin, B.V.

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP"), a global private equity firm, has acquired NMi Certin B.V. from First Dutch Innovations. NMi is the leading independent specialist for legal metrology testing and inspection services in Europe. NMi specializes in type approval & certification, verification & calibration and consultancy services.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity firm that invests across various targeted sectors. LLCP utilizes a differentiated Structured Private Equity investment strategy, combining debt and equity capital investments in portfolio companies. "
target parent: First Dutch Innovations
target: NMi Certin, B.V.
NMi is the leading independent specialist for legal metrology testing and inspection services in Europe. NMi specializes in type approval & certification, verification & calibration and consultancy services covering a broad range of advice on complex regulations and accreditations.
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Squla, acquired scoyo

synopsis: Squla, a consumer education company in the Netherlands, has acquired Scoyo, an online learning platform for primary and secondary school students in Germany. Scoyo makes learning fun by providing content in a cartoon world. They offer e-learning content for German and English language learning, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and art.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Squla
Squla is the leading consumer education brand for parents and their children in the Netherlands. Squla provides interactive educational tools for primary school students. Squla is linked to the Dutch national curriculum and is designed to supplement a student’s education in a fun and adaptive way. "
target: scoyo
Scoyo is an online learning platform for primary and secondary school students in Germany. Scoyo makes learning fun by providing content in a playful cartoon world. Their platform offers e-learning content for German and English language learning, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and art.
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Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire BigHand

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a global private equity firm, will acquire BigHand Ltd., a developer of workflow software and tools that help law firms and organisations optimise their workflows, productivity and profitability. BigHand's offerings include delegation workflow, document creation, business intelligence and matter pricing solutions.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity firm that invests across various targeted sectors. LLCP utilizes a differentiated Structured Private Equity investment strategy, combining debt and equity capital investments in portfolio companies. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: BigHand
UK-based BigHand develops and delivers workflow software and tools that help law firms and other organisations optimise their workflows, productivity, and profitability. The company’s offerings include delegation workflow, document creation, business intelligence, and matter pricing solutions.
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Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired SiPM

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Europe has acquired SiPM, a pioneer in high-impact e-learning solutions for blue-chip corporations worldwide. The Company has changed the way their clients train their procurement, supply chain and sales professionals by providing role-specific curriculum and the latest e-learning methods.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a private equity firm that invests across various sectors, including franchising, professional services, and education. LLCP utilizes a differentiated Structured Equity investment strategy, combining debt and equity capital investments in portfolio companies. "
target: SiPM
Founded in Belgium, SiPM is a pioneer in high-impact e-learning solutions for blue-chip corporations worldwide. The Company has changed the way their clients train their procurement, supply chain and sales professionals by providing role-specific curriculum and the latest e-learning methods.
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closed 4/8/2020 via PR Newswire

TRC Healthcare, acquired Clinical IQ, LLC

synopsis: Therapeutic Research Center, LLC has acquired Clinical IQ and its training division CriticalPoint. Clinical IQ is the leading provider of consulting services in the areas of compounding and pharmacy information services, and CriticalPoint provides training programs and educational offerings focused on sterile and non-sterile compounding.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: TRC Healthcare
TRC is a provider of clinically referenced recommendations and education on drug therapy and medication management for pharmacists and other healthcare professionals. TRC also provides online continuing education programs for medication learning, competency, and compliance programs. "
target: Clinical IQ, LLC
Clinical IQ is the leading provider of consulting services in the areas of compounding and pharmacy information services and solutions. CriticalPoint, the company's training division, is a premier provider of training programs and educational offerings focused on sterile and non-sterile compounding.
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closed 2/10/2020 via PR Newswire

Smith System, acquired Driver's Alert

synopsis: Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, Inc., a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, has acquired Driver's Alert, LLC.  Driver's Alert provides fleet safety management solutions that combine real-time driver observation, comprehensive online safety training, and data management and risk identification tools.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Smith System
Founded in 1952, Smith System is a trusted leading provider of safety training solutions for large commercial fleets and midstream pipeline operators, helping its customers reduce costs associated with negative operating behaviors and comply with stringent regulations. "
target: Driver's Alert
Driver's Alert provides fleet safety management solutions that combine real-time driver observation (via vehicle telematics and decal programs), comprehensive online safety training, and data management and risk identification tools.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Squla, acquired WRTS.nl

synopsis: With the acquisition of WRTS, Squla becomes a player in the market for digital learning materials in secondary education. Squla, designer of educational games for children, takes over fellow industry partner WRTS from Young Capital. WRTS focuses on learning words in language courses in secondary education.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Squla
Squla is the leading consumer education brand for parents and their children in the Netherlands. Squla provides interactive educational tools for primary school students. Squla is linked to the Dutch national curriculum and is designed to supplement a student’s education in a fun and adaptive way. "
target parent: YoungCapital
target: WRTS.nl
WRTS focuses on learning words in language courses in secondary education. For more than 10 years, WRTS has ensured that the students in the Netherlands can learn words and rows by heart with an online hearing program.
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closed 12/19/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired West Academic

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to acquire West Academic, the leading provider of legal education content in the US, offering a wide variety of digital and printed casebooks, supplements, study aids and discretionary products.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is an independent investment firm that makes equity investments in middle market companies mainly in the United States. LLCP has invested companies in consumer products, franchises, business services, healthcare, education, and engineered products. "
target parent: Eureka Equity Partners, L.P.
target: West Academic
West Academic is the leading provider of legal education content in the United States, offering a wide variety of digital and printed casebooks, supplements, study aids and discretionary products used in law schools, undergraduate law classes and commercial settings.
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announced 7/5/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Law Business Research, will acquire Globe Business Media Group

synopsis: Law Business Research, a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, announced that it will acquire Globe Business Media Group. Globe is a leading provider of business intelligence for the international legal and intellectual property markets and produces vital, timely and actionable commercial insights for its clients.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Law Business Research
Based in the UK, Law Business Research provides information services to the international legal community through a portfolio of physical and online publications and research tools. The Company specializes in making hard-to-find, complicated material accessible to its users. "
target: Globe Business Media Group
Based in the UK, Globe Business Media Group is a leading provider of business intelligence for the international legal and intellectual property markets and produces vital, timely and actionable commercial insights for its clients.
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closed 6/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired Squla

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), an investment firm for middle market companies, has acquired Squla. Squla is the leading consumer education brand for parents and their children in the Netherlands. Squla is now also used in classrooms throughout the Netherlands.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is an independent investment firm that makes equity investments in middle market companies mainly in the United States. LLCP has invested companies in consumer products, franchises, business services, healthcare, education, and engineered products. "
target: Squla
Squla is the leading consumer education brand for parents and their children in the Netherlands. Squla provides interactive educational tools for primary school students. Squla is linked to the Dutch national curriculum and is designed to supplement a student’s education in a fun and adaptive way.
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closed 5/9/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired Best Lawyers

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to acquire Best Lawyers. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer review publication in the global legal community, operating through the Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms and Lawyer Directory brands.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
A consortium of Best Lawyers' Management Team and Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. Best Lawyers' Management Team includes current President Phillip Greer. Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. "
target parent: Woodward White Inc
target: Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers.
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announced 12/22/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire Law Business Research

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to acquire Law Business Research from Bowmark Capital. LBR provides information services to the international legal community through a portfolio of physical and online publications and research tools.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is an independent investment firm that makes structured equity investments in middle market companies located primarily in the United States. "
target parent: Bowmark Capital
target: Law Business Research
Law Business Research provides information services to the international legal community through a portfolio of physical and online publications and research tools. The Company specializes in making hard-to-find, complicated material accessible to its users.
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announced 5/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire GL Education Group

synopsis: Investcorp has announced that it has agreed to the sale of GL Education to private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. The company’s integrated suite of assessments is used to measure children’s ability, track their progress in key subjects, and diagnose underlying factors affecting learning.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP") is a private investment firm that has managed approximately $7.5 billion of institutional capital since its inception. LLCP invests in middle market companies located in the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: GL Education Group
GL Education is a leading provider of educational assessments globally. The company’s integrated suite of assessments is used to measure children’s ability, track their progress in key subjects, and diagnose underlying factors affecting learning.
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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 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:$5,896.00)
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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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
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EV / rev
0.0x
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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 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 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)
$51
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Aion Bank, acquired ETFmatic LTD

synopsis: Aion Bank, a full-service digital bank based in Brussels, has acquired ETFmatic, a London-based robo-advisor and Aion’s partner since last year. The deal has been approved by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). ETFmatic’s proprietary investment platform and management team will be integrated into Aion’s operations.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Aion Bank
Aion, based in Belgium, is a subscription-only digital bank with a modern human touch, offering a wide range of services to individual and business customers. Seated in Brussels, it operates under a Belgian banking licence and offers customers convenient ways to optimize savings and expenses. "
target: ETFmatic LTD
ETFmatic, based in the UK, provides their customers with an easy way to manage their investment goals. The Company uses index based investment strategies and Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to construct and manage investment portfolios tailored to their customers' personal preferences and situations.
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closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Republic.co, acquired NextSeed Services LLC

synopsis: New York-based Republic, missioned to democratize investing has announced the acquisition of local business investment platform, NextSeed. NextSeed aims to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. The firm has facilitated over $20mn in investments from 25,000 members into 75 local businesses.
buyer: Republic.co
Republic is an open investment platform. People can choose from privately-held companies they believe in and can connect with their success as they fuel their growth. Republic is an investment platform where everyone can invest as little as $10 in innovative startups and ICOs. "
target: NextSeed Services LLC
NextSeed is on a mission to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. On the NextSeed platform, thriving local businesses can raise capital from the general public, and in turn, anybody can now invest in small businesses in their own backyard.
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closed 12/15/2021 via BNC Analysis

Robinhood, acquired Cove Markets

synopsis: No-fee trading app Robinhood has acquired Cove Markets to help ensure quality trade executions for its users. Cove Markets Inc. is a cross-exchange trading platform that makes it easier for people to manage their crypto accounts.
buyer: Robinhood (HOOD:$1,769.97)
Robinhood is democratizing finance for all. With customers at the heart of its decisions, Robinhood is lowering barriers, removing fees, and providing greater access to financial information. Their smartphone app allows individual investors to buy and sell stocks for free. "
target: Cove Markets
Cove Markets Inc. is a cross-exchange trading platform that makes it easier for people to manage their crypto accounts. They offer advanced tools, trading algorithms, live and historical data, analytics, charts, web widgets, and more.
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closed 4/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

SoFi, acquired 8 Securities Limited

synopsis: Consumer financial services platform SoFi has acquired 8 Securities, a Hong Kong-based investing app. Targeted to personal investors, 8 Securities will rebrand to SoFi Hong Kong and will begin launching services in other markets in addition to Hong Kong. 8 Securities was the first mobile-only investment service and robo-advisor to launch in Asia.
buyer: SoFi (SOFI:$867.87)
SoFi is a values-driven company on a mission to help members get their money right. They create modern financial products and services that help people borrow, save, spend, invest, and protect their money better, so that they can achieve financial independence and realize their ambitions. "
target: 8 Securities Limited
Hong Kong-based 8 Securities is a cloud-based brokerage platform that provides simple, transparent, and affordable mobile investing solutions. The company allows users to trade over 15,000 US and Hong Kong stocks and exchange traded funds as much as they like free of commission.
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announced 1/30/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Guardian Capital Group, will acquire ModernAdvisor

synopsis: Guardian Capital Group Limited, a Canadian diversified financial services company, will acquire Modern Advisor Canada Inc., a leading Canadian digital advisor platform. ModernAdvisor is a fintech start-up that helps investors to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
buyer: Guardian Capital Group (TSX:GCG.A:$136.06)
Guardian Capital is a Canadian diversified financial services company operating in Asset Management and Financial Advisory. Guardian provides investment management services, financial advisory services, retail distribution of mutual funds, insurance, and general corporate services. "
target: ModernAdvisor
Vancouver-based ModernAdvisor is a digital investment management company. ModernAdvisor uses technology to help advisors bring Canadians intelligent investing options, allowing them to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
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Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$5,531.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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
2023
rev ($mm)
$4,145.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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: 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
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,374.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,892.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,845.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,788.00
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
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,534.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$295.61
Employees
1364
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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: 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: 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
2022
rev ($mm)
$421.45
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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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)
$68.47
Employees
2911
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Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint
UK-based Bridgepoint is a major international alternative asset fund management group, providing private equity and private debt lending solutions to the middle market. Bridgepoint focuses on acquiring or investing in businesses with strong market positions.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$310.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$119.69
EBIT ($mm)
$112.77
Net Income ($mm)
$66.65
Employees
340
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