Like China Distance Education Holdings Limited

announced 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Zhengdong Zhu and Baohong Yin, will acquire China Distance Education Holdings Limited

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited, a leading provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China, will have all outstanding ordinary shares acquired by its co-founders Mr. Zhengdong Zhu, chairman of the Board and chief executive officer, and Ms. Baohong Yin, deputy chairman of the Board.
buyer: Zhengdong Zhu and Baohong Yin
Zhengdong Zhu is the co-founder, Chairman of the Board and chief executive officer of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. Baohong Yin is the co-founder and deputy chairm of the board of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. "
target: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China. The courses offered through its websites help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills.
price ($mm)[EV]
$188 [$111]*
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$224
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$59
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closed 8/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

UpGrad, acquired KnowledgeHut

synopsis: Global online higher education provider upGrad has acquired KnowledgeHut, a global EdTech company. Founded in 2011, KnowledgeHut is aimed at equipping the global workforce with the skills of the future through outcome-based immersive learning. With this acquisition, upGrad will have access to KnowledgeHut’s global student pool of 250,000.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: KnowledgeHut
KnowledgeHut is a global ed-tech company. Leveraging an immersive learning experience platform, KnowledgeHut is fundamentally disrupting the way tech is learnt and empowering enterprises with a scalable tech-driven solution to align role-based skill requirements with desired business outcomes.
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closed 8/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astronaut, acquired POPSkul

synopsis: Astronaut, a mobile-first recruitment platform in Indonesia, has acquired POPSkul, an on-demand skill certification platform in Indonesia. POPSkul provides a fast and easy way to get certified. The platform offers online certification tests for English language proficiency, business communications, information technology, and more.
buyer: Astronaut
Astronaut is a mobile-first recruitment platform in Indonesia. Astronaut enables companies to effectively pick candidates from a larger pool of applicants. Their platform allows users to create Q&A sessions with video-selfies and collaborate with their team to decide and make accurate hires. "
target: POPSkul
POPSkul is an on-demand skill certification platform in Indonesia. POPSkul provides a fast and easy way to get certified. The platform offers online certification tests for English language proficiency, business communications, information technology, and more.
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announced 7/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire Simplilearn

synopsis: Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Simplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a leading online learning ‘bootcamp’ based in India offering digital skills training and courses to working professionals all over the world.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$17,325.04)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $649 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target: Simplilearn
Simplilearn is the world’s #1 online bootcamp and one of the world’s leading certification training providers. They partner with companies and individuals to address their unique needs, providing training and coaching that helps working professionals achieve their career goals.
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$250
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closed 1/15/2013 via Reuters

TalentSprint Educational Services, acquired Axiom Academy

synopsis: TalentSprint Educational Services Pvt Ltd has acquired Axiom Academy, an institute specialising in placement training and engineering coaching. It offers a computer-based testing platform on which students can take a number of tests online and get their answers evaluated immediately.
buyer: TalentSprint Educational Services
TalentSprint is a leader in creating skilled and certified professionals for the global industry through fast track SPRINT IT programs, focusing on the Information Technology and Banking sectors. "
target: Axiom Academy
Axiom Academy offers a computer-based testing platform on which students can take a number of tests online and get their answers evaluated immediately.
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closed 12/7/2006 via Company Press Release

Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd., acquired Enlight

synopsis: Knowledge Solutions (UK) Ltd today announced the acquisition of over 30% of the shares of Enlight International AB (publ), a leading, publicly-traded provider of knowledge assurance solutions, for an undisclosed sum. Enlight is listed as ENLI B on the First North public stock exchange in Stockholm.
buyer: Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd.
Knowledge Solutions develops and markets a range of solutions designed to support business process change and the transfer, and management, of knowledge from those who know to those who need to know. "
target: Enlight
Enlight is the largest European provider of online solutions for testing and certification. Over 7 million tests have been taken in more than 60 countries in over 3000 Test Centres using Enlight's solutions, and Enlight has offices in Sweden, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
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closed 3/10/2015 via BusinessWire

PopExpert, acquired Online Marketing Institute

synopsis: popexpert, an online marketplace that makes it easy to learn from experts, announced the acquisition of the Online Marketing Institute, a leader in eLearning for individuals, SMBs and corporations that need to keep up with the accelerating pace of digital transformation.
buyer: PopExpert
PopExpert is a learning marketplace that lets students connect with experts in one-on-one video chats. The site’s premise is simple: users can sign in and search for what they want to learn. "
target: Online Marketing Institute
The Online Marketing Institute (OMI) provides marketing professionals with education and training in today’s most in-demand marketing disciplines. Students can learn proven best practices from real world practitioners and industry thought leaders, at their own pace and completely online.
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announced 10/14/2020 via PR Newswire

SkillSoft Limited, will acquire Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning will acquire Global Knowledge. Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions.
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. Their mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise. "
target parent: Rhone Group
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions, Anytime, Anyplace, and Anyhow.
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$233
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closed 12/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rhone Group, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners has sold GK Holdings, Inc. ("Global Knowledge"), the largest worldwide corporate training company, to investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital L.L.C. Global Knowledge is the leading global provider of IT and business skills training, educating over 200,000 corporate professionals across 22,000 class sessions each year.
buyer: Rhone Group
Rhône Group LLC is one of the world’s leading mid-market private equity firms. The company specializes in Merges and Acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalization and partnerships with particular focus on European and Trans- Atlantic investments. "
target parent: MidOcean Partners
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading IT and business skills training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, they provide customers with their choice of convenient class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success.
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closed 10/25/2011 via PR Newswire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners announced that it has acquired Global Knowledge, a worldwide leader in IT and business skills training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
MidOcean Partners is a premier private equity firm focused on the middle market. MidOcean is committed to investing in high quality companies with stable market positions and multiple opportunities for growth in the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.
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announced 9/13/2017 via Market Wire

1ExamPrep, will acquire NASCLA Exam Preparation

synopsis: One Exam Prep, a division of ProBility Media Corp., announces that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with NASCLA Exam Preparation (Contractor Exam Preps), of Pittsboro, NC. For 20 years, Contractor Exam Preps has prepared students to pass the exam required by the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies ("NASCLA").
buyer parent: ProBility Media Corp.
buyer: 1ExamPrep
Based in Coconut Creek, Florida, One Exam Prep (OEP) offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states with a goal of servicing all 50 states. "
target: NASCLA Exam Preparation
For 20 years, NASCLA Exam Preparation (Contractor Exam Preps) has prepared students to pass the exam required by the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies ("NASCLA").
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closed 12/2/2020 via PR Web

TPC Training, acquired eFoodHandlers

synopsis: TPC Training, the leader in workforce training, performance, and compliance solutions, announced the acquisition of eFoodHandlers, a provider of accredited food safety training to professionals, restaurants, and schools.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: TPC Training
TPC Training is the leader in maintenance, safety, and operator training, with complete solutions for a 21st century workforce to acquire, apply, and adapt essential technical and safety skills. They offer a variety of training methods, including online, live, operator training, and job simulations."
target: eFoodHandlers
eFoodHandlers is a national food safety training provider dedicated to delivering the highest quality eLearning experience to food workers, managers, and alcohol servers. Their interactive, video-based online courses provide food safety content, customized to meet state-specific requirements.
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closed 5/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Gridiron Capital, LLC, acquired Colibri Group

synopsis: Quad-C Management, Inc., a leading middle market private equity firm, announced it has completed the sale of its investment in Colibri Group, a leading national provider of online learning solutions to licensed professionals in regulated end markets, to Gridiron Capital.
buyer: Gridiron Capital, LLC
Headquartered in New Canaan, CT, Gridiron Capital is a private equity investment firm managed by partners who grew up working in and leading family-owned businesses and can offer valuable operating support and experience to middle market companies. "
target parent: Quad-C Management, Inc.
target: Colibri Group
Colibri Group helps millions of licensed professionals manage and advance their careers through online learning solutions for licensing, continuing education and professional development, all powered by their proprietary ColibriConnect technology platform.
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closed 3/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Tailwind Capital Partners, acquired International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

synopsis: Tailwind Capital, a middle market private equity firm, has acquired International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), a premier eLearning platform for the fitness and wellness industry. ISSA provides high quality certification programs that help people to achieve their goals. They offer courses for yoga, nutrition, corrective exercise and more.
buyer: Tailwind Capital Partners
Tailwind Capital is a middle-market private equity firm investing in targeted sectors within healthcare, business services, and industrial services. Tailwind partners with management teams and entrepreneurs to transform businesses through growth initiatives, acquisitions, and strategic investments. "
target: International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) is a premier eLearning platform for the fitness and wellness industry. ISSA provides high quality certification programs that help people to achieve their goals. They offer courses for yoga, nutrition, corrective exercise, senior fitness, and more.
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closed 7/21/2020 via Company Press Release

We Know Training, acquired Business Career College

synopsis: We Know Training, a provider of online training solutions, announced that it has successfully acquired Business Career College (BCC), Canada’s third largest provider of online training for the financial services and insurance industries.
buyer: We Know Training
We Know Training operates under the business model of delivering training that matters and making online training more accessible, more reliable, and more secure than ever. Over 900 companies and 10 million+ learners have trusted We Know Training with their full-service online training solutions. "
target: Business Career College
Business Career College (BCC) is Canada’s third largest provider of online training for the financial services and insurance industries. Founded in 1997, BCC works with over 300 financial companies across the country delivering numerous training and certification programs.
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closed 3/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired RBA International

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired RBA International (RBA), a leading provider of online retail bank training and certifications. Based in London, RBA offers training programs that cover the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed to prepare bankers for the evolving retail banking landscape.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$5,371.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: RBA International
RBA International (RBA) is a leading provider of online retail bank training and certifications. Based in London, RBA offers training programs that cover the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed to prepare bankers for the evolving retail banking landscape.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

CeriFi, acquired Pass Perfect

synopsis: CeriFi, a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company, announced the acquisition of Pass Perfect, the leading provider of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") license exam training to the financial services industry.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: CeriFi
CeriFi, formed in 2017, is a diversified education, training and certification provider serving professionals across the financial services market. CeriFi is a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company. "
target: Pass Perfect
Pass Perfect is a leading provider of FINRA licensing exam training to the financial services industry. Founded in 1988, Pass Perfect has successfully trained over 1 million securities professionals with its proprietary FINRA exam preparation solutions.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Learners Edge, acquired Iteach

synopsis: Learners Edge, a portfolio company of L Squared Capital Partners, has acquired iteach, a nationally accredited provider of alternative educator certification. The iteach program innovated online educator curriculum and helped more than 12,000 individuals get rewarding jobs as educators.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Learners Edge
Learners Edge is a leading direct-to-teacher provider of online professional development, continuing education and master’s degree programs for K-12 teachers. Learners Edge is the largest online direct-to-teacher continuing education provider in the U.S. "
target: Iteach
Texas-based iteach is a nationally accredited provider of alternative educator certification. The iteach program innovated online educator curriculum and helped more than 12,000 individuals get rewarding jobs as educators.
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closed 12/4/2017 via PE Hub

BV Investment Partners, acquired Precision Nutrition Inc.

synopsis: BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services, software and IT services sectors, has acquired a majority stake in Toronto-based Precision Nutrition, a certification and coaching software and services provider.
buyer: BV Investment Partners
BV Investment Partners is currently investing its ninth private equity fund. The firm is one of the oldest and most experienced sector-focused private equity firms in North America. The company actively targets investments in the business services and information technology services industries. "
target: Precision Nutrition Inc.
Precision Nutrition (PN) is the leading nutrition certification and coaching software and services provider in North America. PN provides nutrition coaching certifications and software to fitness and wellness professionals throughout North America, Australia, and parts of Europe.
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closed 6/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Career Step, acquired ACLS

synopsis: Career Step, LLC, a portfolio company of Revelstoke Capital Partners, has completed the acquisition of Emergency Certifications, Inc. (“ACLS"). ACLS provides ACLS, PALS, BLS and NRP training via online courses written by licensed physicians who are experts in clinical interventions and protocols provided by the American Heart Association.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for some of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation. "
target: ACLS
ACLS ("Emergency Certifications") is a leader in American Heart Association based training, offering fast, convenient, and 100% online ACLS, PALS, BLS and NRP certification and recertification courses that can be completed in several hours from any computer, tablet or smartphone.
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announced 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Zhengdong Zhu and Baohong Yin, will acquire China Distance Education Holdings Limited

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited, a leading provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China, will have all outstanding ordinary shares acquired by its co-founders Mr. Zhengdong Zhu, chairman of the Board and chief executive officer, and Ms. Baohong Yin, deputy chairman of the Board.
buyer: Zhengdong Zhu and Baohong Yin
Zhengdong Zhu is the co-founder, Chairman of the Board and chief executive officer of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. Baohong Yin is the co-founder and deputy chairm of the board of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. "
target: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China. The courses offered through its websites help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills.
price ($mm)[EV]
$188 [$111]*
rev ($mm)
$224
EBITDA ($mm)
$59
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1.3x
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4.8x
announced 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

China Distance Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Ruida Education

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (CDEL), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, will increase its stake in Ruida Education from 40% to 51%. Ruida Education is a Chinese company that provides exam preparation services and products for participants in China's national judicial examination.
buyer: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited (CDEL) is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. Their courses are designed to help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills. "
target: Ruida Education
Ruida Education is a Chinese company that provides exam preparation services and products, including proprietary books and reference materials, for participants in China's national judicial examination. Ruida delivers services and products at six campuses in China and through its online platform.
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announced 3/23/2016 via PR Newswire

China Distance Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Xiamen NetinNet Software Co., Ltd.

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited, a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Xiamen NetinNet Software, a leading learning simulation software provider specializing in practical accounting-related learning solutions for China's college market.
buyer: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. Their courses are designed to help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance job skills. "
target: Xiamen NetinNet Software Co., Ltd.
Xiamen NetinNet provides learning simulation software tailored for China's college market, and offers a suite of accounting-related learning products. Xiamen NetinNet is one of the leading providers of practical accounting-related learning solutions in China's college market.
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announced 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Zhengdong Zhu and Baohong Yin, will acquire China Distance Education Holdings Limited

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited, a leading provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China, will have all outstanding ordinary shares acquired by its co-founders Mr. Zhengdong Zhu, chairman of the Board and chief executive officer, and Ms. Baohong Yin, deputy chairman of the Board.
buyer: Zhengdong Zhu and Baohong Yin
Zhengdong Zhu is the co-founder, Chairman of the Board and chief executive officer of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. Baohong Yin is the co-founder and deputy chairm of the board of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. "
target: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China. The courses offered through its websites help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills.
price ($mm)[EV]
$188 [$111]*
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$224
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$59
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announced 3/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Ryu, will acquire Kosan

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

Ryu, will acquire Kosan

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

DigitalBGA, acquired FEGLI Exchange Program

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

DigitalBGA, acquired FEGLI Exchange Program

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

Il Makiage, acquired NeoWize

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

Il Makiage, acquired NeoWize

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

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

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

ECI Partners, will acquire ILG Digital

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

AcXess Inc., acquired Innovative Software Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: AcXess, Inc., the first company to make FORTUNE 100-class business continuity solutions affordable for small and medium-sized enterprises, has completed a reverse acquisition of Innovative Software Technologies, Inc., a publicly traded company. AcXess's common stock now trades on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol "INIV".
buyer: AcXess Inc.
AcXess Inc., with locations in Boca Raton, Tampa, Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago, is the founding Managed Business Continuity Services Provider using the Citrix Access strategy combined with its own intellectual property for small to medium enterprises in North America. "
target: Innovative Software Technologies, Inc. (INIV:$0.36)
Innovative Software Technologies, Inc. does not have significant operations. It intends to acquire, or merge with an operating entity.
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closed 10/2/2009 via Capital IQ

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

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

Al Aman Investment, acquired First Education Company

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

Live Youth Sports Network, acquired FonU2

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