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closed 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Lendio, acquired Billy

synopsis: Lendio, the nation’s leading marketplace for small business loans, announced the acquisition of Billy, a billing and expense tracking solution that gives small business owners real-time insight into their business finances, allowing for more streamlined accounting, invoicing, reporting and access to capital. Billy is being re-branded as Sunrise.
buyer: Lendio
Lendio is a free online service that helps business owners find the right small business loans within minutes. Bringing all options together in one place, from short-term specialty financing to long-term, low-interest traditional loans, their technology makes small business lending simple. "
target: Billy
Billy is a cloud-based small business accounting platform. A billing and expense tracking solution, Billy gives solopreneurs and small business owners real-time insight into their business finances, allowing for more streamlined accounting, invoicing, reporting and access to capital.
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closed 5/13/2020 via Company Press Release

Dylog Italia Spa, acquired StudioBoost Srl

synopsis: Dylog Italia Spa, an Italian developer of management software solutions and services, has acquired the Bolognese startup StudioBoost, a company active in the design and creation of smart and innovative solutions for the management of small and medium-sized enterprises, commercial businesses, and professionals.
buyer: Dylog Italia Spa
Italy-based Dylog engineers, develops, and markets management software solutions and services for businesses and professionals across various sectors. Innovation, research, and attention to quality have led Dylog to be one of the national leaders in the Information Technology sector. "
target: StudioBoost Srl
StudioBoost is an Italian software house engaged in the development of native cloud software. Through RPA (Robotic Process Automation) techniques, StudioBoost's software can automate and simplify accounting and financial management for any small business owner.
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closed 11/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Intuit, Inc., acquired ChronoBooks

synopsis: Intuit® is taking the next step in making QuickBooks® Online the premier solution for small- and mid-size businesses (SMBs) by acquiring ChronoBooks, a cloud-based solution that accountants and SMBs rely on to view and restore historical QuickBooks Online activity.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$6,857.00)
Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. "
target: ChronoBooks
ChronoBooks is a cloud-based solution that accountants and SMBs rely on to view and restore historical QuickBooks Online activity.
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closed 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Access Group, acquired Attaché

synopsis: The Access Group, the UK-based leading provider of software to growing mid-market businesses, announced the acquisition of Attaché, an Australian-based Financial Management and Payroll software supplier with over 30 years’ experience providing software to Australasian mid-market businesses.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Access Group
Access is a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market. Their portfolio of solutions includes ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, recruitment, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation, manufacturing, and more. "
target: Attaché
Attaché is an Australian-based Financial Management and Payroll software supplier with over 30 years’ experience providing software to Australasian mid-market businesses.
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closed 8/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ageras A/S, acquired Billy ApS

synopsis: Billy, a Danish company that offers user-friendly accounting software for entrepreneurs, craftsmen and freelancers, has been acquired by Danish Ageras, which operates Europe's largest platform to match accountants and lawyers with companies.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Ageras A/S
Headquartered in Denmark, Ageras aims to improve transparency within the financial sector and to make it easier for clients to choose the right financial specialist. Their network includes thousands of skilled partners, who are always ready and willing to provide clients with a quote. "
target: Billy ApS
Headquartered in Denmark, Billy offers user-friendly accounting software for entrepreneurs, craftsmen and freelancers. The SaaS company offers an own-developed software platform allowing integration to over 75 essential transaction, salary and web shop specific business applications.
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closed 7/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

H & R Block, Inc., acquired Wave Financials Inc.

synopsis: H&R Block, Inc. has acquired Canda-based Wave HQ Inc., a rapidly growing financial solutions platform focused on changing the way small business owners manage their finances. Wave provides accounting, invoicing, payroll, and payments software solutions, as well as bookkeeping services, built into a comprehensive platform.
buyer: H & R Block, Inc. (HRB:$3,094.88)
H&R Block, Inc. is a global consumer tax services provider. Tax return preparation services are provided by professional tax preparers in company-owned and franchise retail tax offices, and through H&R Block tax software products. H&R Block also offers adjacent Tax Plus products and services. "
target: Wave Financials Inc.
Canada-based Wave Financial Inc. provides software solutions and related services designed to help small business owners manage their finances. Wave provides accounting, invoicing, payroll, and payments software solutions, as well as bookkeeping services, built into a comprehensive platform.
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closed 9/26/2018 via Company Press Release

Visma ASA, acquired Merit Tarkvara AS

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

Cegid SA, acquired Loop Software SAS

synopsis: Cegid, a major player in management solutions for professionals in Accounting, Finance and Tax, Payroll and Human Resources and Retail, announces the acquisition of the Loop Software (Loop). Loop is a web-based software publisher dedicated to accounting experts and SMEs.
buyer: Cegid SA
A leader in digital transformation, Cegid offers management systems and cloud services to help customers improve their performance. Cegid group offers a wide range of solutions for financial management, taxation and human resources, as well as business applications. "
target parent: KPMG International
target: Loop Software SAS
Loop is a web-based software publisher dedicated to accounting experts and SMEs. The company was born in 2012 from the meeting of accounting professionals and specialists in web technologies.
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closed 7/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

die Mobiliar, acquired bexio AG

synopsis: bexio, part of the RedAlpine fund, has been acquired by die Mobiliar, the oldest private insurance company in Switzerland. bexio provides SMBs with customer management, order processing, easy bookkeeping and integrated E-Banking.
buyer: die Mobiliar
die Mobiliar is the oldest private insurance company in Switzerland. The company has over 80 agencies throughout Switzerland and offers their services 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They offer home insurance, building insurance, auto insurance, life insurance, business insurance, and more. "
target parent: RedAlpine
target: bexio AG
Based in Switzerland, bexio offers cloud-based business and accounting software solutions to manage their customers, write quotes and invoices, and more. It develops and sells accounting software for small and medium companies.
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closed 6/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nubox S.A., acquired Colppy

synopsis: Nubox, a Chilean provider of a cloud-based, next-generation accounting and payroll platform for small businesses, has acquired Colppy, a company in Argentina that offers an online accounting and management system for small businesses. Colppy's platform can automatically calculate taxes, generate reports, send invoices online, and more.
buyer: Nubox S.A.
Nubox is a Chilean provider of a cloud-based, next-generation accounting and payroll platform for small businesses in Latin America. Their easy-to-use products allows small businesses to effortlessly manage their accounting, send invoices electronically, pay employees, track cash-flow, and more. "
target: Colppy
Colppy is a company in Argentina that offers an online accounting and management system for small businesses. Colppy allows businesses to manage their accounting from any computer or mobile device. The platform can automatically calculate taxes, generate reports, send invoices online, and more.
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announced 3/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Royal Bank of Scotland, will acquire FreeAgent Inc.

synopsis: The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has agreed to buy FreeAgent, a software provider for UK micro-businesses and their accountants. Trusted by over 60,000 businesses, FreeAgent's online accounting software brings everything together, from invoice and expense management to project management and sales tax.
buyer: The Royal Bank of Scotland (LSE:RBS:$17,860.82)
The Royal Bank of Scotland Group (RBS) provides financial products and services to personal and business customers throughout the UK and beyond. RBS serves around 18.9 million customers across the globe, and RBS aims to consistently meet their needs wherever they are. "
target: FreeAgent Inc. (:$12.68)
FreeAgent provides online accounting software made specifically for freelancers, small business owners and their accountants. Trusted by over 60,000 businesses, FreeAgent's online accounting software brings everything together, from invoice and expense management to project management and sales tax.
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closed 6/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

TeamSystem SpA, acquired e-conomic International

synopsis: Hellman & Friedman-backed TeamSystem has wholly acquired Danish cloud accounting business E-conomic International. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Copenhagen, E-conomic develops software focusing on accounting services for SMEs. The acquisition is part of TeamSystem's M&A strategy, expanding its product offering to cloud-based marketplaces.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: TeamSystem SpA
TeamSystem is the largest provider of accounting, payroll, and business management software for accountants and small and medium-sized enterprises in Italy. The Company offers a broad range of mission-critical, on-premise and cloud solutions to a diversified base of its customers. "
target parent: Visma ASA
target: e-conomic International
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Copenhagen, E-conomic develops a software focusing on accounting services for SMEs. The company claims 2,500 clients across southern Europe, England and Germany, and currently employs 15 people.
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announced 3/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Visma ASA, will acquire Fortnox AB

synopsis: Visma AS, a leading provider of business software, outsourcing services and services for accounting and administration in the Nordics, announced a recommended public cash offer to the shareholders of Fortnox AB to tender all their shares in Fortnox to Visma. Fortnox provides accounting and financial systems for small and medium-sized companies.
buyer: Visma ASA
Visma is the leading provider of business software and services for accounting and administration. Visma is known for developing leading software solutions and high-quality services for satisfied customers in combination with financial strength and solid growth. "
target: Fortnox AB (:$17.37)
With approximately 115,000 customers, Fortnox is a leading provider of accounting and financial systems for small and medium-sized companies, associations, schools and accounting firms. Fortnox offers a full range of programs including accounting, billing, sales support, time tracking and payroll.
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closed 3/31/2016 via BusinessWire

H.I.G. Capital, acquired Quicken Investment Services, Inc.

synopsis: Quicken, the leading personal finance software that empowers consumers to easily manage their finances, announces that H.I.G. Capital, a leading global investment firm, has completed its acquisition of the company. Quicken, a top personal money management software, has been the trusted financial solution for millions of consumers.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with more than $19 billion of equity capital under management. H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies. "
target parent: Intuit, Inc.
target: Quicken Investment Services, Inc.
Quicken Investment Services, Inc. provides software and services to manage personal and small business finances. The company offers personal finance products, such as Quicken Online to control personal finances and Quicken Deluxe to get a snapshot of monthly spending.
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closed 10/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

e-conomic International, acquired SpeedLedger AB

synopsis: e-conomic International, backed by private equity investor HgCapital, announced that its holding company has acquired a majority stake in Gothenburg-based SaaS accounting firm, SpeedLedger, a Swedish leader in web-based accounting for micro businesses and the second largest company in Sweden’s web-based accounting sector.
buyer: e-conomic International
e-conomic International A/S is one of Europe’s leading Software as a Service (‘SaaS’) accounting and SME solution providers. e-conomic online accounting software is easy to use and specially developed for small and medium-sized companies. "
target: SpeedLedger AB
SpeedLedger is a Swedish leader in web-based accounting for micro businesses and the second largest company in Sweden’s web-based accounting sector. The company has 55 employees and a customer base of more than 25,000 companies.
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announced 9/18/2013 via Company Press Release

Stratatel Limited, will acquire JCurve Solutions

synopsis: Stratatel Limited, an Australian software company providing cloud-based telecommunications expense management solutions to businesses internationally, is pleased to announce it has signed a Heads of Agreement to acquire the software design and promotion business of JCurve Solutions, a leading cloud-based accounting and ERP software provider.
buyer: Stratatel Limited
Stratatel Limited provides specialised and innovative business-to-business software solutions and services. Founded in 1997, Stratatel developed its flagship business software solution FleetManager to enable organisations to monitor and manage their telecommunications. "
target: JCurve Solutions (ASX:JCS:$8.13)
JCurve are one of the only providers of a fully featured, fully integrated system specifically tailored to the needs of small businesses in the Australia and New Zealand region. Its software is delivered in the ‘Cloud’ and is steadily increasing its market share in Australia and New Zealand.
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$3.27
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closed 8/19/2013 via PE Hub

HgCapital, acquired e-conomic International

synopsis: HgCapital announced that it has acquired e-conomic. Founded in 2001 in Copenhagen, e-conomic is Europe’s leading and largest SaaS accounting company for SMEs with c. 60,000 customers for its core product, and c. 100,000 customers for its freemium invoicing and expenses product Debitoor.
buyer: HgCapital
HgCapital is a leading investor in the European private equity market. Successor to Mercury Private Equity, which was acquired by Merrill Lynch. Mercury Private Equity staff acquired the business from Merrill Lynch and renamed it HgCapital. HgCapital has funds under management of €2.5 billion. "
target: e-conomic International
e-conomic online accounting software is easy to use and specially developed for small and medium-sized companies. With more than 85,000 companies as customers on a worldwide basis, e-conomic is the largest online accounting software in Europe.
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closed 12/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Paychex, Inc., acquired ExpenseWire

synopsis: Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses, announced it has acquired ExpenseWire from Rearden Commerce, Inc. ExpenseWire is a leading expense report automation solution for small and medium-sized businesses.
buyer: Paychex, Inc. (PAYX:$3,380.90)
Paychex, Inc. is a leading provider of payroll, human resource, and benefits outsourcing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses. The company offers comprehensive payroll services, including payroll processing, payroll tax administration, and employee pay services. "
target parent: Rearden Commerce, Inc.
target: ExpenseWire
ExpenseWire.com is a software as a service that is used to process expense reporting for clients online. Clients can attach images of reciepts, have integrated Credit Card charges, remit payments via ACH, and obtain a variety of reports.
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closed 6/14/2011 via PR Newswire

CCH Incorporated, acquired Twinfield International N.V

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced the acquisition of Twinfield, a Dutch-based pioneer and market leader in online accounting software. Through this acquisition, Wolters Kluwer expands and complements its existing offering of advanced software solutions for accountants and finance professionals in SMEs.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: CCH Incorporated
CCH is the leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services for professionals. CCH is part of the global tax and accounting leader, Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting. "
target: Twinfield International N.V
Twinfield International is a market leader in online accounting software, serving professionals in the Netherlands, UK and Scandinavia. With more than 80,000 administrations managed online, it is an undisputed leader in online, SaaS-based collaborative accounting solutions in Europe.
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closed 11/3/2010 via Company Press Release

Kaseya International Limited, acquired ObjAcct, Inc.

synopsis: Kaseya announced the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of ObjAcct, Inc., the makers of ObjAcct XML Accounting Suite. IT professionals will now be able to analyze and report combined technical and financial data to assist in the alignment of IT with the overall business goals of the organization.
buyer: Kaseya International Limited
Kaseya is the leading global provider of IT Systems Management software. Kaseya solutions empower everyone from individual consumers to large corporations and IT service providers to proactively manage and control IT assets remotely, easily and efficiently from one integrated Web-based platform. "
target: ObjAcct, Inc.
ObjAcct, Inc., founded by Lee Mellinger in 2003, is a leading edge accounting software company and the developers of ObjAcct Suite, the world's first XML web service based accounting platform.
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closed 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Lendio, acquired Billy

synopsis: Lendio, the nation’s leading marketplace for small business loans, announced the acquisition of Billy, a billing and expense tracking solution that gives small business owners real-time insight into their business finances, allowing for more streamlined accounting, invoicing, reporting and access to capital. Billy is being re-branded as Sunrise.
buyer: Lendio
Lendio is a free online service that helps business owners find the right small business loans within minutes. Bringing all options together in one place, from short-term specialty financing to long-term, low-interest traditional loans, their technology makes small business lending simple. "
target: Billy
Billy is a cloud-based small business accounting platform. A billing and expense tracking solution, Billy gives solopreneurs and small business owners real-time insight into their business finances, allowing for more streamlined accounting, invoicing, reporting and access to capital.
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closed 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

Lendio, acquired Billy

synopsis: Lendio, the nation’s leading marketplace for small business loans, announced the acquisition of Billy, a billing and expense tracking solution that gives small business owners real-time insight into their business finances, allowing for more streamlined accounting, invoicing, reporting and access to capital. Billy is being re-branded as Sunrise.
buyer: Lendio
Lendio is a free online service that helps business owners find the right small business loans within minutes. Bringing all options together in one place, from short-term specialty financing to long-term, low-interest traditional loans, their technology makes small business lending simple. "
target: Billy
Billy is a cloud-based small business accounting platform. A billing and expense tracking solution, Billy gives solopreneurs and small business owners real-time insight into their business finances, allowing for more streamlined accounting, invoicing, reporting and access to capital.
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announced 8/17/2020 via BusinessWire

American Express Company, will acquire Kabbage

synopsis: American Express, an American multinational financial services corporation, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire substantially all of Kabbage, a leading financial technology company providing cash flow management solutions to small businesses in the U.S.
buyer: American Express Company (AXP:$34,260.00)
The American Express Company, also known as Amex, is an American multinational financial services corporation. American Express is a globally integrated payments company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. "
target: Kabbage
Kabbage has innovated a data and technology platform to provide small businesses with automated cash flow solutions. Kabbage analyzes small businesses’ real-time data, such as online sales and banking information to understand performance and provide fully-automated funding decisions.
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announced 7/31/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Yirendai, will acquire DaoKouDai Technology Ltd

synopsis: Yirendai, a Chinese financial technology company connecting investors and individual borrowers, will acquire DaoKouDai Technology Ltd., a leading supply chain financing platform and internet finance technology company based in Beijing.
buyer: Yirendai (YRD:$546.06)
Yirendai Ltd. is a Chinese fintech company connecting investors and individual borrowers. Yirendai provides an effective solution to address the underserved investor and individual borrower demand in China through online and offline channels to efficiently match borrowers with investors. "
target: DaoKouDai Technology Ltd
DaoKouDai Technology Ltd is an internet finance technology company in China. Daokou Credit Strategy innovates financial technology and serves small and medium-sized enterprises. Daokou Loan developed a business model of Social Network + Supply Chain Finance through innovative financial technology.
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announced 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

DEPOBank, will acquire PrestaCap

synopsis: DEPOBank, a market leader in securities services and bank payment services, will be acquiring PrestaCap, a digital loan platform active in Italy and Germany that offers short and long-term financing solutions for SMEs.
buyer: DEPOBank
DEPOBank is a market leader in securities services and bank payment services with a history of quality, excellence, and innovation. They work to simplify the operations of banks, financial institutions, SGRs, Pension funds, and more. "
target: PrestaCap
PrestaCap is an online platform with an innovative approach to provide small businesses with access to credit in a faster and more convenient way than traditional banks. Requests for credit are matched with capital from international investors allowing PrestaCap to provide loans in just three days.
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announced 4/12/2019 via GlobeNewswire

ConnectOne Bank, will acquire BoeFly, LLC

synopsis: ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc., parent company of ConnectOne Bank, has entered into an Asset Purchase and Assumption Agreement with BoeFly, a privately held company, whose online business lending marketplace and suite of technology products specializes in connecting franchisors, small business owners, lenders and professional loan brokers across the US.
buyer: ConnectOne Bank (CNOB:$141.85)
ConnectOne Bancorp, Inc., through its subsidiary, ConnectOne Bank offers a full suite of both commercial and consumer banking and lending products and services through its 29 banking offices located in New York and New Jersey. "
target: BoeFly, LLC
BoeFly helps prospective and existing small business owners secure fast, efficient and competitive financing through its online matching platform, which connects borrowers with lenders from among its more than 5,000 participating banks and specialty finance companies.
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closed 12/12/2018 via Company Press Release

CMFG Ventures, acquired Mirador

synopsis: CUNA Mutual Group announced the acquisition of Portland, OR-based Mirador, a financial technology startup company that delivers a seamless experience for borrowers and lenders through a completely digital small business lending platform. CUNA initially became a minority investor in Mirador through its venture capital entity, CMFG Ventures in 2017.
buyer parent: CUNA Mutual Group
buyer: CMFG Ventures
CMFG Ventures, LLC is the venture capital entity within CUNA Mutual Group that invests in strategic, early-stage fintech and insurtech companies. Their investment strategy focuses on financial technology, data analytics, financial education and protection, and digital channels. "
target: Mirador
Mirador’s leading digital lending platform powers a new type of relationship between small businesses and lenders, enabling banks to profitably decision loans within 24 hours or less. The Mirador Network is a digital lending marketplace connecting small business organizations with lending options.
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announced 8/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

BoeFly, LLC will be merged with First Colorado National Bank,

synopsis: First Colorado National Bank, headquartered in Paonia, announced it has entered into an agreement and plan of merger and reorganization with BoeFly, LLC, a non-bank financial technology firm that operates an online platform that connects small business lenders and borrowers.
buyer: First Colorado National Bank
First Colorado National Bank, founded in 1903, offers a full range of banking services for businesses, individuals, and professionals. As a locally owned institution, they can be more flexible in creating solutions for customers. "
target: BoeFly, LLC
BoeFly helps prospective and existing small business owners secure fast, efficient and competitive financing through its online matching platform, which connects borrowers with lenders from among its more than 5,000 participating banks and specialty finance companies.
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closed 8/27/2014 via Company Press Release

Funding Circle USA, acquired LeapPay Inc.

synopsis: Funding Circle, an online marketplace for small business lending, announced it has acquired LeapPay, an online lender that provides affordable financing to small businesses based on their accounts receivable. LeapPay's technology streamlines underwriting, integrating with small business accounting systems like Quickbooks, Freshbooks and Xero.
buyer parent: Funding Circle
buyer: Funding Circle USA
Funding Circle is the world’s leading online marketplace lender exclusively focused on small business. Funding Circle provides small businesses with fast, fair and transparent finance and investors with access to attractive returns through an online marketplace. "
target: LeapPay Inc.
LeapPay is an online lender that provides affordable financing to small businesses based on their accounts receivable. Their technology streamlines underwriting, integrating with small business accounting systems like Quickbooks, Freshbooks and Xero.
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closed 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

European Specialty Finance (ESF) Capital, acquired ThinCats

synopsis: ThinCats, a UK based peer to peer lending platform focusing on SMEs, has been acquired by European Specialty Finance (ESF) Capital. ESF was founded in July 2015 and is described as a “P2P investment and operating business” backed by US and UK institutions.
buyer: European Specialty Finance (ESF) Capital
European Specialty Finance (ESF) was founded in July 2015 and is described as a “P2P investment and operating business” backed by US and UK institutions. "
target: ThinCats
ThinCats, a UK based peer to peer lending platform focusing on SMEs. ThinCats was established in January 2011.
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announced 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cashflow Finance Australia, will acquire Skippr

synopsis: CML Group has announced that it has entered into a binding agreement to purchase 100% of the shares in Skippr Invoice Finance, a company that helps Australian small businesses grow by releasing cash from outstanding customer invoices.
buyer: Cashflow Finance Australia (ASX:CGR:$33.95)
Cashflow Finance, a comprehensive provider of financial solutions for small and medium sized businesses, is a subsidiary of CML Group Limited, an Australia-based company, which provides financial management and payroll services. "
target: Skippr
Skippr Invoice Finance helps Australian small businesses grow by releasing cash from outstanding customer invoices. Their easy-to-use platform and powerful integrations with Xero, Quickbooks and MYOB make invoice finance easier and more accessible than ever before.
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IMAN Capital Partners, will acquire Crealsa

synopsis: IMAN Capital Partners, a UK-based private capital firm, will acquire a majority stake in Crealsa Investments, a Spanish fintech platform that offers alternative financing services. Crealsa's web-based origination and underwriting platform provides solutions for the financing of invoices and promissory notes to SMEs.
buyer: IMAN Capital Partners
IMAN Capital Partners is a private capital firm focusing on special-situation or tactical private investments across Europe and other countries. IMAN Capital is focused on value investing where underlying asset value and/or expandable cash flow generation offer attractive returns over the long-term."
target: Crealsa
Crealsa is a Spanish fintech platform that offers alternative financing services. Crealsa's web-based origination and underwriting platform provides solutions for the financing of invoices and promissory notes to SMEs with around EUR270 million of discounted volume across 50,000 transactions.
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

PragmaGO, acquired Brutto sp. z o.o.

synopsis: PragmaGo announced the acquisition of a majority fintech Brutto. Brutto specializes in providing financing to clients for accounting platforms online. Brutto.pl is a fin-tech company that helps small business owners overcome occasional short-term cash flow gaps by advancing payments for their outstanding invoices.
buyer: PragmaGO (WSE:PRF:$7.05)
PragmaGO ® is a simple and convenient way of financing companies online. They finance the smallest business in Poland, including sole proprietorships, micro, small and medium enterprises. "
target: Brutto sp. z o.o.
Brutto specializes in providing financing to clients for accounting platforms online. Brutto.pl is a fin-tech company that helps small business owners overcome occasional short-term cash flow gaps by advancing payments for their outstanding invoices.
price ($mm)
$0.41*
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closed 11/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Capital Match merged with SESAMi,

synopsis: SESAMi, an e-procurement platform in Singapore, has announced an equity merger with Capital Match. Capital Match is a peer-to-peer lending platform providing small and medium enterprises with affordable working capital from professional investors.
buyer: SESAMi
SESAMi was founded in 1999 by a consortium of large corporates to develop e-sourcing and e-procurement services. SESAMi provides the tools and the platform where businesses of all sizes come together to manage their buying and selling processes online. "
target: Capital Match
Capital Match is a peer-to-peer lending platform, but over the years it has evolved to primarily focus on invoice financing services. Since its inception, the company has facilitated more than $100M in financing from retail, accredited and institutional investors to SMEs in Singapore and Hong Kong.
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announced 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

ING-DiBa AG, will acquire Lendico

synopsis: ING-Diba will acquire Lendico, a German lending platform. Lendico is the easy and secure way to lend and invest money. As the international P2P lending marketplace for consumer and SME loans, Lendico connects borrowers and investors, bypassing complexity and costs of traditional banking.
buyer parent: ING Group NV
buyer: ING-DiBa AG
More than 9 million customers trust ING-DiBa. It is the bank with the third most customers in Germany. The core business areas in the private customer business are mortgage lending, checking accounts, savings deposits, consumer loans and the securities business. "
target parent: Arrowgrass Capital Partners LLP
target: Lendico
Germany-based Lendico is the new, easy and secure way to lend and invest money. As the international peer-to-peer lending marketplace for consumer and SME loans, Lendico connects borrowers and investors, bypassing complexity and costs of traditional banking.
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closed 7/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Arrowgrass Capital Partners LLP, acquired Lendico

synopsis: Rocket Internet has sold its majority stake in German startup Lendico to Arrowgrass. Lendico is a German p2p lending marketplace. Arrowgrass, a UK hedge fund, was among the investors in Lendico’s 2015 round.
buyer: Arrowgrass Capital Partners LLP
Arrowgrass is a London headquartered alternative investment manager that employs a non-siloed, multi-strategy investment process across the corporate capital structure. They aim to deliver consistent risk-adjusted returns throughout the economic cycle while focusing on capital preservation. "
target parent: Rocket Internet
target: Lendico
Lendico is the new, easy and secure way to lend and invest money. As the international peer-to-peer lending marketplace for consumer and SME loans, they connect borrowers and investors, bypassing complexity and costs of traditional banking.
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closed 10/23/2013 via Company Press Release

Funding Circle, acquired Endurance Lending Network, Inc.

synopsis: Funding Circle has acquired Endurance Lending Network, a web-based lender focused on small and medium businesses in the United States. They provide loans of between $25,000 and $500,000 to high-quality entrepreneurs looking for expansion capital, equipment purchases or more general needs. The company will be renamed as Funding Circle USA.
buyer: Funding Circle
Funding Circle opened in August 2010 and since then has been constantly featured throughout the media as a better way for investors to earn a return, and for businesses to get access to fast finance. "
target: Endurance Lending Network, Inc.
Endurance Lending Network is a web-based lender focused on small and medium businesses in the United States. They provide loans of between $25,000 and $500,000 to high-quality entrepreneurs looking for expansion capital, equipment purchases or more general needs.
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closed 7/9/2013 via PR Newswire

Moneytech Ltd merged with WikiLoan Inc.,

synopsis: Source Financial, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition and share exchange with Moneytech Limited, a leading Australian financial solutions provider. Moneytech is a commercial finance company that offers small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) unique cash-flow solutions to assist growing their businesses.
buyer: WikiLoan Inc. (SRCF:$0.00)
WikiLoan is a low-cost peer-to-peer lending platform that works through the participation and collaboration of family and friends through social networks. Wikiloan's website provides repayment schedules and documentation for loans. "
target: Moneytech Ltd
Moneytech is a commercial finance company that offers small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) unique cash-flow solutions to assist growing their businesses. Moneytech Exchange offers proprietary Internet banking platforms for Buyers, Sellers & Moneytech staff to deliver leading financial solutions.
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closed 3/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

BBVA, acquired Holvi

synopsis: Helsinki-founded Holvi, set up in 2011, has been acquired by Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria. Holvi pitches itself as a bank for "makers and doers", allowing entrepreneurs and teams to set up accounts in a few minutes. Holvi's management team will remain in place and will still operate under same the name and banking licence.
buyer: BBVA (BME:BBVA:$21,706.69)
BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group that relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes. "
target: Holvi
Holvi is a payment service provider that allows users to store money and make payments in and out like in any online bank. Each Holvi account has an integrated shop for collecting funds, an effortless invoice service and an expense claims feature.
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closed 3/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Downing LLP, acquired Funding Empire Limited

synopsis: Downing LLP, an FCA authorized and regulated investment manager in the UK, has acquired Funding Empire, an online funding platform in the UK. Funding Empire connects new and existing businesses seeking loans, with individuals who want to lend their money out and get better returns.
buyer: Downing LLP
Downing LLP is a UK-based company that designs & manages investment products that help investors look after their financial wellbeing, while their investment partnerships support businesses in their ambitions. Downing has helped raised over £1.7 billion into businesses that make a difference. "
target: Funding Empire Limited
Funding Empire is an online platform in the UK that connects new and existing businesses seeking loans, with individuals who want to lend their money out and get better returns. Funding Empire allows businesses to borrow between £5,000 and £100,000, for a period of anywhere between 6 and 60 months.
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closed 2/1/2007 via PR Newswire

DealerTrack, Inc., acquired Curomax

synopsis: DealerTrack Holdings, Inc., today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Curomax Corporation. Curomax, based in Toronto, Ontario, is a leading online financing portal in Canada.
buyer: DealerTrack, Inc. (TRAK:$993.05)
DealerTrack’s intuitive and high-value software solutions enhance efficiency and profitability for all major segments of the automotive retail industry, including dealers, lenders, OEMs, agents and aftermarket providers. "
target: Curomax
Curomax, a leading online finance platform in Canada, connects automobile, marine, recreational vehicle, motorcycle, power sport and home improvement dealers across North America to financial institutions and credit bureau providers through a single application over the Internet.
price ($mm)
$39
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

C2FO, acquired Priority Vendor Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: C2FO, the world’s largest provider of working capital solutions, has cemented its position in India by acquiring Priority Vendor, the country’s largest early payment platform. With the combination of C2FO and Priority Vendor, Indian suppliers will receive a continuous flow of capital at costs lower than traditional financing alternatives.
buyer: C2FO
C2FO, the world's market for working capital and risk-free profit, is the only working capital exchange that allows companies to optimize their working capital positions in a live marketplace environment. "
target: Priority Vendor Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
As India’s largest dynamic discounting platform, Priority Vendor provides working capital solutions to Corporates and their Suppliers of raw material, packing material, transportation, and other services to unlock value out of the existing supply chain.
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8common
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Niyogin Fintech Ltd.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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