Like Quality Online Education Group Inc.

announced 8/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Quality Online Education Group Inc. will be merged with ADGS Advisory, Inc.,

synopsis: Quality Online Education Group Inc. (QOEG), a Canadian e-Learning company that specializes in providing real-time online small group classes English lessons to students in China, will merge with Hong Kong-based ADGS Advisory, Inc. The merger will allow QOEG to expand its education programs and build-out its e-Learning platform.
buyer: ADGS Advisory, Inc. (OTCPK:ADGS:$6.16)
ADGS Advisory, Inc.is a public company currently trading on the OTC Markets (ADGS). ADGS, through its subsidiaries, provides accounting, taxation, company secretarial, general corporate, and consultancy services in Hong Kong. "
target: Quality Online Education Group Inc.
Based in Canada, Quality Online Education Group, Inc. (QOEG) is a leading e-Learning company that provides comprehensive online English lessons to students in China. The company is a pioneer and industry leader in providing real-time online small group classes.
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closed 3/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

learndirect, acquired i-to-i Limited

synopsis: Training provider learndirect has acquired TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) specialist i-to-i. Leeds-based i-to-i provides online teaching training and sends its customers to countries including Vietnam, Thailand and China and has been trading for 25 years.
buyer parent: Stonebridge Colleges
buyer: learndirect
learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. They’ve changed the lives of many people, helping them get the skills they need for work and to progress in their careers. They’ve also supported organizations to improve the skills of their workforce. "
target: i-to-i Limited
Leeds-based i-to-i provides online teaching training and sends its customers to countries including Vietnam, Thailand and China and has been trading for 25 years. i-to-i is a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) specialist.
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closed 12/14/2016 via Company Press Release

RareJob Inc., acquired Ripple Kids Park Co., Ltd.

synopsis: RareJob, a Japanese company that provides online English lessons, has acquired Ripple Kids Park, a company that specializes in providing online English lessons through Skype exclusively for kids. Ripple Kids Park offers one-on-one online English lessons to Japanese children, provided by teachers located in the Phillippines.
buyer: RareJob Inc. (TSE:6096:$30.81)
With the largest number of students, RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. They have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped more than 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for their tutors. "
target: Ripple Kids Park Co., Ltd.
Ripple Kids Park is the first Japanese company to provide online English lessons exclusively for kids. They offer one-on-one online lessons tailored to each child. Students are able to easily learn at home and communicate with teachers in the Phillippines through Skype.
price ($mm)
$1.15
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$1
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0.9x
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announced 9/10/2015 via Market Wire

EnglishCentral, Inc., will acquire Langrich

synopsis: EnglishCentral, the leading provider ofonline English conversation solutions, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Langrich, a leading online English tutoring company in Japan.
buyer: EnglishCentral, Inc.
EnglishCentral is the “Youtube of English Language Learning.” Using authentic video content, they create a fun and effective way to learn to speak English using proprietary vocabulary and speech assessment technology. They are backed by Google Ventures, NTT DoCoMo Ventures, and SK Telecom. "
target: Langrich
Langrich is a leading online English tutoring company in Japan.
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closed 3/27/2019 via PR Web

Alc Press Inc., acquired OKpanda

synopsis: ALC Press, a language-focused educational service provider in Japan, has acquired OKpanda, an English learning platform that includes instant messaging, live voice, and digital curricula. OKpanda connects English learners with amazing, certified ESL teachers who train users through the best of digital self learning content.
buyer parent: Freebit Co. Ltd.
buyer: Alc Press Inc.
ALC Press Inc. is a language-focused educational service provider in Japan. It engages in the planning, production, and sale of materials for distance learning in Japan. ALC Press provides language learning materials as well as learning courses over the internet. "
target: OKpanda
OKpanda is an English learning platform that includes instant messaging, live voice, and digital curricula. OKpanda connects English learners with amazing, certified ESL teachers who train users through the best of digital self learning content.
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announced 5/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Nippon Mirai Capital Co., Ltd., will acquire Alc Press Inc.

synopsis: ALC Press, a listed language-focused educational service provider, has approved a tender offer from Nippon Mirai Capital and plans to go private. ALC Press provides language learning materials as well as learning courses over the internet.
buyer: Nippon Mirai Capital Co., Ltd.
Nippon Mirai Capital Co., Ltd. is an independent investment fund. They focus on growing the enterprise value of their investments and sharing the value with stakeholders. "
target: Alc Press Inc.
ALC Press Inc. is a language-focused educational service provider. It engages in the planning, production, and sale of materials for distance learning in Japan.
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$103
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$11
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closed 3/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Learnlight, acquired Intensive Business English S.R.L.

synopsis: Learnlight, the global B2B language and skills ed-tech platform backed by Beech Tree Private Equity, has acquired Intensive Business English (IBE), a leading Italian language training company. IBE specializes in providing blended language learning solutions to some of Italy’s biggest companies, operating from their headquarters in Milan.
buyer parent: Beech Tree Private Equity
buyer: Learnlight
Learnlight provides language, intercultural and soft skills training to blue chips and international organizations around the world. Learnlight uses a blend of cutting-edge technology and world-class instructor-led training to equip employees with the skills they need to succeed. "
target: Intensive Business English S.R.L.
Intensive Business English (IBE) is a leading language training company. IBE specializes in providing blended language learning solutions to some of Italy’s biggest companies, operating from their headquarters in Milan.
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closed 10/23/2012 via BusinessWire

Pivotal Group, Inc., acquired Pan Am Education

synopsis: A Pivotal Group affiliate has acquired the assets of Pan Am Education, expediting the international expansion of the company. Pan Am founding management will maintain a stake in the company and continue day-to-day operations. Pan Am Education provides online blended learning solutions for students and education companies around the globe.
buyer: Pivotal Group, Inc.
Pivotal Group is a diversified investment company focused on private equity and real estate, particularly drawn by the unrealized potential of well-managed, middle-market companies with unique assets. "
target: Pan Am Education
Pan Am Education provides online blended learning solutions for students and education companies around the globe. Pan Am distributes its education services in 10 countries, including China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey and the U.S. Its distribution network reaches over 5 million students.
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announced 12/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kyoshin Co., Ltd., will acquire Dynamic Business College Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Kyoshin Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA, will acquire Dynamic Business College (DBC), a language learning school in Japan. DBC offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses for learning and improving Japanese.
buyer: Kyoshin Co., Ltd. (TSE:4735:$162.12)
Kyoshin Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA. Their schools are aimed at primary to high school students. Kyoshin provides services for exam preparation, English language learning for young children, and Japanese language learning. "
target: Dynamic Business College Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1991, Dynamic Business College (DBC) is a language learning school in Japan. DBC offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses for learning and improving Japanese. DBC also offers exam prep courses for students that are at or above the intermediate level.
price ($mm)
$9.25
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$3
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announced 2/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ataa Educational Company, will acquire Arabian Education and Training Group

synopsis: Ataa Educational Company, an educational company in Saudi Arabia, will acquire the Arabian Education and Training Group Co. (AETG), a company in Saudi Arabia that provides training for English, IT, management, and soft-skills. AETG provides training services through their subsidiaries, which include Al manahij Schools, PeoplePlus KSA, and more.
buyer: Ataa Educational Company (SASE:4292:$84.39)
Ataa Educational Company is one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia. Ataa Educational Company operates private schools in seven locations around the Riyadh area. Their schools provide high quality education services to over 26,000 students. "
target: Arabian Education and Training Group
The Arabian Education and Training Group (AETG) is a company in Saudi Arabia that provides training for English, IT, management, and soft-skills. AETG provides training services through their subsidiaries. Their companies include Al manahij Schools, PeoplePlus KSA, NABA, and more.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Learning Group, acquired Ardmore Language Schools Limited

synopsis: Major schools business Cognita, via its Active Learning Group division, has acquired Ardmore Language Schools, a veteran junior summer program business which has operations in both the UK and US. For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language.
buyer parent: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
buyer: Active Learning Group
Active Learning Group is a portfolio of exciting brands, each of which specialise in experiential learning for children, spanning outdoor education for schools, and summer camps and daycare for children during the school holidays. "
target: Ardmore Language Schools Limited
For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language. They pride themselves on delivering summer school programmes to the highest standards with a constant focus on student experience, safety and fun.​
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announced 8/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kyoshin Co., Ltd., will acquire English Language Company Australia Pty Ltd

synopsis: Kyoshin Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA, will acquire English Language Company (ELC), an English language school in Sydney Australia. ELC's students learn English quickly and effectively following the most innovative and highest quality English language programs available.
buyer: Kyoshin Co., Ltd. (TSE:4735:$162.12)
Kyoshin Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA. Their schools are aimed at primary to high school students. Kyoshin provides services for exam preparation, English language learning for young children, and Japanese language learning. "
target: English Language Company Australia Pty Ltd
Founded in 2003, English Language Company (ELC) is a multi-award winning English language school in Sydney Australia. Students who study English at ELC learn English quickly and effectively following the most innovative and highest quality English language programs available.
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announced 1/14/2020 via GlobeNewswire

UMeWorld Limited, will acquire Proud Kids

synopsis: Hong Kong education technology company UMeWorld Limited will acquire Proud Kids in an all-stock transaction. Based in Beijing, Proud Kids is a 1-on-4 online English language training startup catering to children aged 4-12 years old. Launched in March 2018, Proud Kids has delivered over 150,000 paid lessons using its 1-on-4 teaching model.
buyer: UMeWorld Limited (OTCPK:UMEW:$0.01)
UMeWorld is an educational technology company and a visionary player in the online educational landscape in China. UMFun, its K-12 flagship product, is a cloud-based assessment and learning analytics platform that can intelligently analyze and adapt to a student's performance and needs. "
target: Proud Kids
Proud Kids is a leading online English education platform in China. The company connects native English-speaking tutors from the UK, North America, and South Africa and young learners between 4-12 years old, as well as partnering local English teachers with native English-speaking tutors.
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$1
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announced 8/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Quality Online Education Group Inc. will be merged with ADGS Advisory, Inc.,

synopsis: Quality Online Education Group Inc. (QOEG), a Canadian e-Learning company that specializes in providing real-time online small group classes English lessons to students in China, will merge with Hong Kong-based ADGS Advisory, Inc. The merger will allow QOEG to expand its education programs and build-out its e-Learning platform.
buyer: ADGS Advisory, Inc. (OTCPK:ADGS:$6.16)
ADGS Advisory, Inc.is a public company currently trading on the OTC Markets (ADGS). ADGS, through its subsidiaries, provides accounting, taxation, company secretarial, general corporate, and consultancy services in Hong Kong. "
target: Quality Online Education Group Inc.
Based in Canada, Quality Online Education Group, Inc. (QOEG) is a leading e-Learning company that provides comprehensive online English lessons to students in China. The company is a pioneer and industry leader in providing real-time online small group classes.
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announced 8/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Quality Online Education Group Inc. will be merged with ADGS Advisory, Inc.,

synopsis: Quality Online Education Group Inc. (QOEG), a Canadian e-Learning company that specializes in providing real-time online small group classes English lessons to students in China, will merge with Hong Kong-based ADGS Advisory, Inc. The merger will allow QOEG to expand its education programs and build-out its e-Learning platform.
buyer: ADGS Advisory, Inc. (OTCPK:ADGS:$6.16)
ADGS Advisory, Inc.is a public company currently trading on the OTC Markets (ADGS). ADGS, through its subsidiaries, provides accounting, taxation, company secretarial, general corporate, and consultancy services in Hong Kong. "
target: Quality Online Education Group Inc.
Based in Canada, Quality Online Education Group, Inc. (QOEG) is a leading e-Learning company that provides comprehensive online English lessons to students in China. The company is a pioneer and industry leader in providing real-time online small group classes.
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closed 12/2/2004 via

Virsa Systems Inc., purchased SAFE from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

synopsis: Virsa Systems, the leader in real-time security and controls software for SAP systems, today announced that it has acquired all the rights and related assets of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP's (PwC) well-regarded SAFE (Security Administrator For ERPs) internal controls compliance software.
buyer parent: SAP AG
buyer: Virsa Systems Inc.
Virsa Systems, Inc. is the global leader in cross-enterprise solutions for governance, risk, and compliance management. "
seller: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
PricewaterhouseCoopers provides industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to build public trust and enhance value for its clients and their stakeholders.
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closed 11/3/2003 via PR Newswire

FTI Consulting, Inc., purchased Dispute Advisory Services (DAS) business from KPMG International

synopsis: FTI Consulting, Inc. FCN, the premier national provider of turnaround, bankruptcy and litigation-related consulting services, has completed its acquisition of the domestic Dispute Advisory Services (DAS) business of KPMG LLP for approximately $89.1 million in cash.
buyer: FTI Consulting, Inc. (FCN:$2,406.04)
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance enterprise value in an increasingly complex legal, regulatory and economic environment. "
seller: KPMG International
KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services. We operate in 144 countries and have over 6,700 partners, 76,000 client service professionals, and 21,000 administration and support staff working in member firms around the world.
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$89
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

DiVirgilio Insurance, acquired On-Time Payroll, Inc.

synopsis: DiVirgilio Insurance, a Lynn, MA insurance agency, has acquired On-Time Payroll, Boston's premier payroll service bureau that offers a vast array of services such as timekeeping, HR solutions, and workers’ compensation, in addition to payroll and tax services.
buyer: DiVirgilio Insurance
DiVirgilio Insurance, a Lynn, MA insurance agency, is more than an independent insurance agency. They are a single solution for insurance, risk management, and financial protection, serving Massachusetts residents from their headquarters in Lynn, MA. "
target: On-Time Payroll, Inc.
On-Time Payroll is Boston's premier payroll service bureau that offers a vast array of services such as timekeeping, HR solutions, and workers’ compensation, in addition to payroll and tax services.
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closed 4/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

ManTech International Corporation, acquired Kforce Government Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: ManTech International Corporation announced that it has acquired Kforce Government Solutions, Inc. (KGS), a company that provides technology solutions, transformation management, data management and analytics in support of federal health and defense missions.
buyer: ManTech International Corporation (MANT:$2,484.01)
ManTech provides technology solutions and services for U.S. defense, intelligence community and federal civilian agencies. They excel in full-spectrum cyber, data collection & analytics, enterprise IT, systems and software engineering solutions that support national and homeland security. "
target parent: Kforce Inc.
target: Kforce Government Solutions, Inc.
Headquartered in Fairfax, VA, Kforce Government Solutions, Inc. provides technology solutions, transformation management, data management and analytics in support of federal health and defense missions.
price ($mm)
$115
rev ($mm)
$98
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1.2x
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closed 4/30/2021 via GlobeNewswire

goeasy Ltd., acquired LendCare

synopsis: goeasy Ltd., a leading full-service provider of goods and alternative financial services, announced the successful completion of the acquisition of LendCare, a Canadian point-of-sale consumer finance and technology company, from LendCare’s founders and CIVC Partners.
buyer: goeasy Ltd. (TSX:GSY:$375.33)
goeasy Ltd., a Canadian company, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, provides non-prime leasing and lending services through its easyhome and easyfinancial divisions. "
target parent: CIVC Partners, LP
target: LendCare
LendCare is a Canadian point-of-sale consumer finance and technology company, which enables 3,000 businesses to increase their revenue by providing full credit spectrum financing at the point-of-sale.
price ($mm)
$256
rev ($mm)
$65
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4.0x
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closed 1/13/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Fintech, acquired EquityNet

synopsis: EquityNet announced that the platform operations and assets of the company have been acquired by FinTech.net, LLC which is owned and managed by C9 Capital, LLC. EquityNet is a recognized pioneer of crowdfunding and has operated one of the largest business crowdfunding marketplaces since 2005.
buyer parent: C9 Capital
buyer: Fintech
Fintech (Financial Information Technologies) is a payment and data solution for the alcohol industry. Fintech offers a secure, electronic funds transfer (EFT) payment system that ensures invoice payments are made on-time and in compliance with the liquor laws outlined by each state. "
target: EquityNet
EquityNet is a recognized pioneer of crowdfunding and has operated one of the largest business crowdfunding marketplaces since 2005. EquityNet provides access to thousands of investors and has helped entrepreneurs across North America raise over $500 million in investment capital.
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closed 5/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mukuru, acquired Zoona

synopsis: Mukuru, one of the largest international money operators and remittance companies in Africa, has acquired Zoona Malawi’s operational assets and technology systems. Headquartered in Zimbabwe, Zoona is an Africa-based fintech that enables entrepreneurs to bring safe and reliable financial services to underserved communities in Malawi and elsewhere.
buyer: Mukuru
Mukuru is one of the largest international money operators and remittance companies in Africa. Mukuru provides the best user experience for sending cash for instant collection or topping off bank accounts and mobile wallets by employing the latest mobile and web-based technologies. "
target: Zoona
Zoona is an Africa-based fintech that enables business owners to bring safe and reliable financial services to underserved communities in Malawi and elsewhere. Zoona provides a simple and innovative bulk payment platform to corporate clients to pay their employees, customers, and beneficiaries.
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closed 5/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

ARA Asset Management Limited, JL Family Office, acquired Minterest

synopsis: ARA Asset Management’s APM Property Management and John Lim’s family office have jointly acquired a majority stake in Singapore-based crowdfunding platform Minterest. Minterest is an online financial services solutions provider to borrowers and international investors.
buyer: ARA Asset Management Limited
buyer: JL Family Office
ARA Asset Management Limited is a leading APAC real assets fund manager with a global reach. ARA manages listed and unlisted REITs and private real estate and infrastructure funds in 28 countries. JL Family Office is the investment holding group of companies founded by Mr. John Lim. "
target: Minterest
Minterest is an online financial services solutions provider to borrowers and international investors. They combine the depth of the team’s finance, legal and IT expertise with the breadth of financial technology and robust credit assessment process to bring speed to lending for their corporates.
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announced 11/26/2019 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire First Advantage Corporation

synopsis: Silver Lake, a global leader in technology investing, will acquire First Advantage, a global technology and information services leader in background check and drug screening solutions. First Advantage's services include background screening (criminal, education, employment), driver compliance, drug testing, and fingerprinting.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with over $43 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and operating professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London and Hong Kong. "
target parent: Symphony Technology Group
target: First Advantage Corporation
First Advantage provides comprehensive background screening, identity, and information solutions that give employers and housing providers access to actionable information that results in faster, more accurate people decisions.
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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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closed 8/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

CapitalTech, acquired Konsigue

synopsis: CapitalTech, a Mexican fintech company, has acquired Konsigue, an online community that has come to revolutionize the financial system in Mexico. It is the first financial factoring platform with collective funding.
buyer: CapitalTech
CapitalTech is the first Mexican financial institution specialized in the immediate injection of resources to the treasuries of importing, exporting and / or foreign exchange companies through access to credit and factoring. "
target: Konsigue
Konsigue is an online community that has come to revolutionize the financial system in Mexico. It is the first financial factoring platform with collective funding.
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closed 7/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Certify, Inc./Chrome River, acquired Emburse

synopsis: Certify, Inc./Chrome River, the largest independent portfolio of travel, expense and payment solutions, announces the acquisition of Emburse, a leading startup provider of virtual and physical cards for business expenses and vendor payments that provides virtual and physical credit cards with built in spend enforcement and expense reconciliation.
buyer parent: K1 Investment Management
buyer: Certify, Inc./Chrome River
Certify, Inc./Chrome River is an independent provider of travel, expense and payment solutions. With spend management applications such as real-time expense reporting, integrated travel booking, time tracking, and accounts payable automation, they have transformed how organizations manage spending. "
target: Emburse
Emburse alleviates major pain points experienced in all businesses by providing virtual and physical credit cards with built in spend enforcement and expense reconciliation. Cards can be restricted based on budgets, merchant categories or individual merchant IDs, and even specific hours of the day.
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closed 6/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Bank Frick, acquired Tradico

synopsis: Bank Frick, an enterprising bank which offers a range of services designed for financial intermediaries, has acquired Tradico, a platform that finance the inventory of their customers and pay the suppliers. Their customers gain time to settle the bill while they act as the middlemen of these transactions.
buyer: Bank Frick
Bank Frick is an enterprising bank which offers a range of services designed for financial intermediaries. The Bank has a wealth of expertise in the area of tailored fund solutions and specialises in cutting-edge blockchain banking services. "
target: Tradico
Based in Liechtenstein, Tradico is a platform that finance the inventory of their customers and pay the suppliers. Their customers gain time to settle the bill while they act as the middlemen of these transactions.
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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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announced 12/20/2018 via GlobeNewswire

AppTech Corp, will acquire eXPO, Inc.

synopsis: AppTech Corp., a FinTech company announced that it will acquire Alliance Financial Network, Inc dba eXPO. eXPO is a consumer, business, government membership-facing portal that is delivered as a mobile and internet-based application. eXPO members can pay for services and products as well as pay employees, vendors and taxes through the eXPO network.
buyer: AppTech Corp (APCX:$0.01)
AppTech is a FinTech company with a foundation in electronic processing and merchant services. They provide digital marketing, software development, app and website development, website hosting, IT support, robust cloud computing & payment processing for brick-and-mortar, e-commerce, and ACH. "
target: eXPO, Inc.
eXPO™ is a consumer, business, and government membership-facing portal that is delivered as a mobile and Internet-based application. As a FinTech solution, eXPO members can pay for services and products, pay employees and vendors, and even pay taxes electronically through the eXPO network.
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announced 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Circle Internet Financial, will acquire SeedInvest

synopsis: Circle, a global crypt finance company, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SeedInvest, an equity crowdfunding industry leader and an SEC and FINRA registered Broker-Dealer. SeedInvest provides investors with access to highly ­vetted startup investment opportunities.
buyer: Circle Internet Financial
Founded in 2013, Circle is a global crypt finance company built on blockchain technology, powered by crypto assets, and dedicated to helping people everywhere create and share value. Through their app, Circle Pay, Circle makes sending money around the world free and easy using blockchain technology."
target: SeedInvest
SeedInvest is a leading equity crowdfunding platform that connects investors with high-quality startups. SeedInvest provides investors with access to highly ­vetted startup investment opportunities.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Tuxedo Money Solutions merged with Payment Cloud Technologies,

synopsis: International fintech specialists Payment Cloud Technologies and Tuxedo Money Solutions have merged to form Omnio Group, a market leading provider of cloud-based banking and payment services.
buyer: Payment Cloud Technologies
Payment Cloud Technologies is a leading provider of products via cards, mobile and virtual platforms. PCT is able to offer a range of flexible solutions from their off the shelf products suitable for smaller scale operations to fully branded, bespoke cards for those wanting a tailored solution. "
target: Tuxedo Money Solutions
Since 2006, Tuxedo Money Solutions has been at the forefront of the e-money revolution, developing smart solutions that enable clients to raise their brand awareness, increase retention and create new income streams.
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closed 6/19/2018 via BusinessWire

TransPerfect Translations International, Inc., acquired TranslateNow

synopsis: TransPerfect, the world’s largest provider of language and technology solutions, announced it has acquired TranslateNow, a former competitor. TranslateNow fulfills the demand for high-quality Asian translation services. With 20 years of experience in Asia, the team are recognized experts in managing complex translation and localization projects.
buyer: TransPerfect Translations International, Inc.
TransPerfect is the world’s largest provider of language services and technology solutions for global business. From offices in over 90 cities on six continents, TransPerfect offers a full range of services in 170+ languages to clients worldwide. "
target: TranslateNow
TranslateNow’s mission is to help companies in the US and Asia drive international revenue through improved global communications. They are led by a team of seasoned localization professionals passionate about blending language with the world’s most advanced translation technology.
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closed 4/3/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Vogogo, acquired Crypto 205 Inc.

synopsis: Vogogo Inc. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Crypto 205 Inc. Based in Canada, Crypto 205 is currently engaged in the business of mining for cryptocurrencies for its own account, as a service for third party customers and within mining pools, together with corresponding support services.
buyer: Vogogo
Vogogo provided web-based payment processing and related transaction risk services focused on cryptocurrency transactions. The Company owns certain rights and software for payment processing and transaction risk management services. "
target: Crypto 205 Inc.
Based in Canada, Crypto 205 is engaged in the business of mining for cryptocurrencies for its own account, as a service for third party customers and within mining pools, together with corresponding support services. They operate 2,625 cryptocurrency mining rigs, along with supporting equipment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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announced 6/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

GLI Finance, will acquire FundingKnight

synopsis: GLI Finance agreed to acquire the respective entire issued share capitals of Funding Knight Limited (FKH) along with FKH's other subsidiaries. FundingKnight is an established crowdlender, blending modern finance with traditional values.
buyer: GLI Finance (AIM:GLIF:$10.79)
GLI Finance Limited (AIM: GLIF) originates and invests in loans, providing finance to small and medium sized businesses in the US and UK. GLI has invested in nineteen alternative finance platforms – all focused on the Small & Medium Enterprise segment. "
target: FundingKnight
FundingKnight is an established crowdlender, blending modern finance with traditional values. Run by a management team with a strong background in financial services, they launched their business in 2012. They enable investors to lend directly to British businesses, at a rate that works for both.
price ($mm)
$1.02*
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.6x
EV / EBITDA

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