Like NMi Certin, B.V.

closed 10/22/2020 via PR Newswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired NMi Certin, B.V.

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP"), a global private equity firm, has acquired NMi Certin B.V. from First Dutch Innovations. NMi is the leading independent specialist for legal metrology testing and inspection services in Europe. NMi specializes in type approval & certification, verification & calibration and consultancy services.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity firm that invests across various targeted sectors. LLCP utilizes a differentiated Structured Private Equity investment strategy, combining debt and equity capital investments in portfolio companies. "
target parent: First Dutch Innovations
target: NMi Certin, B.V.
NMi is the leading independent specialist for legal metrology testing and inspection services in Europe. NMi specializes in type approval & certification, verification & calibration and consultancy services covering a broad range of advice on complex regulations and accreditations.
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announced 11/18/2020 via PR Web

The Planet Group, will acquire Interactive Business Systems

synopsis: The Planet Group, a leading provider of outsourced human capital and consulting solutions, will acquire Interactive Business Systems (IBS), a provider of flexible IT staffing and solutions. IBS offers services for IT staffing, application maintenance, Office 365/Sharepoint, QA/testing, and offshore consulting.
buyer parent: MidOcean Partners
buyer: The Planet Group
The Planet Group is a diversified professional services organization focused on providing high-value outsourced human capital solutions and niche consulting services to Fortune 500 and other leading clients in the fastest growing and most in-demand sectors. "
target: Interactive Business Systems
Interactive Business Systems (IBS) is a provider of flexible IT staffing and solutions. IBS provides customized services to all kinds of businesses. They offer services for IT staffing, application maintenance, Office 365/Sharepoint, QA and offshore consulting.
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closed 10/28/2020 via PR Web

10Pearls, LLC, acquired TCT Computing Group, Inc.

synopsis: 10Pearls, an end-to-end digital technology services company, has acquired TCT Computing Group, a boutique testing, quality assurance, and consulting services provider. The acquisition helps accelerate 10Pearls’ growth and bolster its end-to-end services, specifically around testing services, quality assurance, and automation.
buyer: 10Pearls, LLC
10Pearls is a global end-to-end digital technology services partner helping businesses leverage technology to scale and innovate. The company helps its customers digitalize their existing business, build innovative new products, and augment their existing teams with high performance team members. "
target: TCT Computing Group, Inc.
TCT provides consulting services focused on testing within the software and application lifecycle on specific functional or performance testing projects. TCT’s quality assurance center of excellence focuses on bringing enterprise-grade tools and best practices to enable faster production readiness.
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closed 9/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Smartiks, acquired Compello Analytics Consulting

synopsis: Smartiks, a Turkish software company that provides effective business solutions, software development, and consultancy services, has acquired Compello, a provider of IT consultancy and software development services in Turkey. Compello offers services for analytics, mobile application development, cloud solutions, and outsourced software testing.
buyer: Smartiks
Smartiks is a Turkish software company that provides effective business solutions, software development, and consultancy services. Smartiks offers solutions for Oracle Human Resources, Oracle Siebel CRM, Oracle Customer Experience, corporate software development, IoT, and more. "
target: Compello Analytics Consulting
Compello is a provider of information technology consultancy and software development services in Turkey. Compello offers services for analytics, mobile application development, cloud solutions, and outsourced software testing.
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closed 8/21/2019 via PR Newswire

MINDBODY Inc., acquired Simplicity First Software Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: MINDBODY, the leading technology platform for the wellness industry, announced the acquisition of Simplicity First, a software consulting firm based in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Simplicity First, which had been a MINDBODY partner for several years, specializes in software development, quality assurance and project management.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: MINDBODY Inc. (MB:$228.91)
MINDBODY Inc. is the leading technology platform for the wellness services industry. Local wellness entrepreneurs worldwide use MINDBODY's integrated software and payments platform to run, market and build their businesses. "
target: Simplicity First Software Pvt. Ltd.
Simplicity First is a software consulting firm based in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Simplicity First specializes in software development, quality assurance and project management.
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announced 7/10/2019 via PE Hub

Bridgepoint, will acquire QualiTest Group

synopsis: Bridgepoint has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Qualitest, a software testing and quality assurance company. Bridgepoint will replace Marlin Equity Partners as the majority owner of Qualitest. QualiTest Group is the world’s largest pure-play outsourced software testing and business assurance specialist with offices in the US, UK and India.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is an international private equity group focused on acquiring middle market companies in attractive markets with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. it focuses on acquiring well managed companies in sectors with the potential to grow through acquisition. "
target parent: Marlin Equity Partners
target: QualiTest Group
QualiTest Group is the world’s largest pure-play outsourced software testing and business assurance specialist with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel and India.
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announced 4/24/2019 via Company Press Release

TXT e-solutions SpA, will acquire Assioma.net

synopsis: TXT e-solutions S.p.A., signed an agreement for the acquisition of 100% of Assioma.Net S.r.l. Assioma is an Italian specialist of software quality, with sophisticated know how matured with about thirty years experience and about 150 employees in Turin, Milan and Bari offices.
buyer: TXT e-solutions SpA (BIT:TXT:$75.33)
Founded in 1989, TXT e-solutions is an international, specialized provider of engineering software solutions for the aerospace, aviation, and automotive industries. TXT's software supports their clients in their mission, business-critical core processes, and product lifecycles. "
target: Assioma.net
Assioma is an Italian specialist of software quality, with sophisticated know how matured with about thirty years experience and about 150 employees in Turin, Milan and Bari offices.
price ($mm)
$7.65
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closed 8/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Siili Solutions, acquired VALA Group Oy

synopsis: Siili Solutions Corporation has acquired 60 per cent of the share capital of VALA Group Oy, a company specializing in software quality assurance and automation. VALA Group will continue to operate independently with its own brand.
buyer: Siili Solutions (HLSE:SIILI:$67.00)
Siili Solutions Oyj is a leading software integrator and digital service partner that provides the leading Finnish and global companies with technology-independent IT expert services covering their entire information systems. "
target: VALA Group Oy
VALA Group Oy is an international quality-based software quality assurance expert, software automation and software development established in Helsinki in 2008. The company’s significant industries include media, health technology, electronics and telecommunications.
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$8.40*
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closed 6/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Trifork A/S, acquired TestHuset

synopsis: Trifork, a Denmark-based holding group of software companies, announced it acquired Danish IT company TestHuset A/S. TestHuset will continue as a separate company and an independent advisor for all its Danish clients by testing software solutions to help clients secure business value of their investments.
buyer: Trifork A/S
Based in Denmark, Trifork A/S is an innovative software development company focusing on Mobile, Agile and Cloud. It develops and delivers business critical IT systems for several sectors, with two overall segments: Trifork and Trifork Incuba. "
target: TestHuset
Based in Denmark, TestHuset provides testing software solutions that help companies secure the business value of their investments in new IT-solutions. They focus on being innovative so their consultants work to increase the quality of their clients in terms of job-solving, teaching and consulting.
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closed 5/25/2018 via PE Hub

QualiTest Group, purchased Software Testing Unit from NCC Group plc

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners has acquired UK-based NCC Group's software testing business. Marlin will merge NCC ST with portfolio company QualiTest. NCC Group's Software Testing Unit (NCC ST) is a leading specialist and provider of tailored solutions in software testing, quality assurance and test consultancy.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: QualiTest Group
QualiTest Group is the world’s largest pure-play outsourced software testing and business assurance specialist with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel and India. "
seller: NCC Group plc (LSE:NCC:$335.96)
NCC Group's Software Testing Unit (NCC ST) is a leading specialist and provider of tailored solutions in software testing, quality assurance and test consultancy in the U.K., including performance and functional testing, bespoke automation tools and digital transformation assurance services.
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closed 1/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

QA Mentor, Inc., acquired QACraft

synopsis: QA Mentor, Inc., a New York based, global award-winning, leading software quality assurance and testing services provider, announced the acquisition of QACraft. QACraft, a privately held start up in India with headquarters in Gujarat, offers more than 20 different QA testing services.
buyer: QA Mentor, Inc.
QA Mentor is a leading independent software testing company headquartered in New York. With 250 global QA resources in 8 different countries offering more than 30 QA Testing Services and covering all time zones, QA Mentor is a global leader in Software Quality Assurance and Testing space. "
target: QACraft
Based in India, QACraft was established in 2016 to help companies achieve superior quality on their products. QACraft specializes in software testing and quality assurance services by offering 20+ QA testing services to local and global clients.
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closed 10/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Deloitte LLP, acquired JKVine

synopsis: Deloitte LLP, a provider of audit, consulting, tax and advisory services, has purchased Australia-based technology consultancy JKVine. JKVine specializes in ensuring that new or upgraded computer systems perform well and are secure prior to the systems being made available for use. They also improve the performance of systems already in operation.
buyer: Deloitte LLP
Deloitte LLP provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world's most admired brands and companies. They work across more than 20 industry sectors to help clients to make their most challenging business decisions with confidence. "
target: JKVine
Based in Australia, JKVine is a technology consultancy that specializes in ensuring that new or upgraded computer systems perform well and are secure prior to the systems being made available for use. They also monitor and improve the performance of systems that are already in operation.
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closed 10/30/2017 via PR Newswire

DEKRA Automobil GmbH, acquired Epoche & Espri S.L.U.

synopsis: International expert organization DEKRA has acquired security testing and evaluation company Epoche & Espri S.L.U. (EE) based in Spain. EE specializes in evaluating and testing internationally recognized security standards. EE focuses on certifications in line with Common Criteria for Information Security Evaluation.
buyer: DEKRA Automobil GmbH
Based in Germany, DEKRA has been active in the field of safety for more than 90 years. Their services range from vehicle inspection and expert appraisals to claims services, industrial and building inspections, safety consultancy, testing and certification of products and systems. "
target: Epoche & Espri S.L.U.
Based in Spain, Epoche & Espri S.L.U. (EE) is a security testing and evaluation company. EE specializes in evaluating and testing internationally recognized security standards. EE focuses on certifications in line with Common Criteria for Information Security Evaluation.
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closed 8/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Assumption Life, acquired Tech Knowledge Solutions Inc

synopsis: Assumption Life has established its newest subsidiary with the acquisition of a technology solutions company, Tech Knowledge Solutions (TKS). TKS is based in Atlantic Canada and specializes in project management, solutions architecture and optimization, software development and quality assurance testing.
buyer: Assumption Life
Assumption Life offers a full range of products required for sound financial planning. With its broad array of investment products as well as individual and group life insurance products, Assumption Life is the preferred partner of clients seeking to maximize control over their future. "
target: Tech Knowledge Solutions Inc
Tech Knowledge Solutions (TKS) is a technology services and solutions provider based in Atlantic Canada that specializes in project management, solutions architecture and optimization, software development and quality assurance testing.
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closed 7/6/2017 via PR Newswire

QualiTest Group, acquired Experior Group

synopsis: QualiTest Group, one of the world's leading pure play quality assurance and independent software testing companies, announced the acquisition of Experior Group, the only SAP certified partner in the U.K. dedicated to software testing.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: QualiTest Group
QualiTest is the one of the world's largest pure play software testing and quality assurance specialists. QualiTest designs and delivers solutions that leverage deep industry-specific understanding with cutting-edge, testing technology. "
target: Experior Group
Experior Group is the only SAP certified partner in the U.K. dedicated to software testing. Headquartered in Staines in the U.K., Experior delivers test strategy planning and governance services as well as performance testing, security testing and managed testing services to SAP clients globally.
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closed 6/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Tekplay Systems Limited, acquired XcellFORCE, LLC

synopsis: Chennai-based Tekplay Systems, a digital business transformation company acquired San Jose-based services player XcellFORCE. XcellForce offers a variety of solutions and partnerships to suit an organization such as software product testing, mobile application development, Oracle mobile solutions, and more.
buyer: Tekplay Systems Limited
Tekplay is a leading digital business transformation company. Tekplay works with Fortune 500 companies to unlock the full potential of Digital through powerful strategies, technologies and tools. Tekplay is based in Chennai, India. "
target: XcellFORCE, LLC
XcellForce offers a variety of solutions and partnerships to suit an organization such as software product testing, mobile application development, Oracle mobile solutions, and more.
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$2.00
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closed 6/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Auxilium Capital, acquired Software Improvement Group

synopsis: Software Improvement Group (SIG) announces that Auxilium Capital has acquired the company together with entrepreneurial investors Robert Pijselman and Luc Brandts, and management of SIG. SIG (Software Improvement Group), founded in 2000, specializes in tool-based advice on software quality including architecture and security.
buyer: Auxilium Capital
Auxilium Capital, founded in 2016, is a growth-focused investor. It invests in Dutch companies with a proven track-record and an operating result of at least EUR 1m. Auxilium Capital takes majority stakes in companies that have a proven business model, solid performance and clear growth potential. "
target: Software Improvement Group
SIG (Software Improvement Group), founded in 2000, specializes in tool-based advice on software quality including architecture and security. Serving clients in Europe, the United States, and Asia, SIG provides its customers the visibility they need to address their current software risks.
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closed 11/16/2016 via Company Press Release

QualiTest Group, acquired Test Direct Limited

synopsis: QualiTest Group, the world’s second largest pure play software testing and quality assurance provider, announced that it had acquired Test Direct Limited. Test Direct is one of the UK’s leading providers of independent IT testing and quality assurance services across the full testing lifecycle for both the private and the public sector.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: QualiTest Group
QualiTest Group is the world’s second largest pure-play outsourced software testing and quality assurance specialist. QualiTest focuses on large global enterprises in the technology, telecom, healthcare, finance, defense, media, utilities, and retail industries. "
target: Test Direct Limited
Established in March 2002, Test Direct are one of the UK's leading providers of independent IT testing and quality assurance services across the full testing lifecycle for both the private and the public sector (via the G-Cloud framework).
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closed 9/21/2016 via Company Press Release

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired QualiTest Group

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire QualiTest Group, a global leader in pure-play software testing and business assurance services. QualiTest combines its tools and methodologies to deliver a wide range of high quality testing and quality assurance solutions to large global enterprises.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $3 billion of capital under management that is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target: QualiTest Group
QualiTest Group is the world’s second largest pure-play outsourced software testing and quality assurance specialist. QualiTest focuses on large global enterprises in the technology, telecom, healthcare, finance, defense, media, utilities, and retail industries.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Market Wire

GLI Group, acquired SLI Global Solutions

synopsis: The Gaming Labs International group of companies is pleased to announce the addition of SLI Global Solutions (SLI), a leader in Quality Assurance and Software Testing Services. With this acquisition, SLI and GLI will form one of the largest organizations focused on software testing and quality assurance worldwide.
buyer: GLI Group
For 25 years, Gaming Laboratories International, LLC (GLI) has continuously delivered THE best quality land-based and iGaming testing and consulting services with supreme accuracy while reducing time to market. "
target: SLI Global Solutions
Since 1996, SLI Global Solutions has been helping customers manage their technology risks and investments. SLI Global provides software testing, quality assurance (QA), and independent verification and validation (IV&V) for commercial and government agency clients.
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closed 10/22/2020 via PR Newswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired NMi Certin, B.V.

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP"), a global private equity firm, has acquired NMi Certin B.V. from First Dutch Innovations. NMi is the leading independent specialist for legal metrology testing and inspection services in Europe. NMi specializes in type approval & certification, verification & calibration and consultancy services.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity firm that invests across various targeted sectors. LLCP utilizes a differentiated Structured Private Equity investment strategy, combining debt and equity capital investments in portfolio companies. "
target parent: First Dutch Innovations
target: NMi Certin, B.V.
NMi is the leading independent specialist for legal metrology testing and inspection services in Europe. NMi specializes in type approval & certification, verification & calibration and consultancy services covering a broad range of advice on complex regulations and accreditations.
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closed 7/5/2017 via AP - Associated Press

GLI Group, acquired NMi Gaming

synopsis: The GLI Group has acquired NMi Metrology & Gaming Ltd. and related gaming assets (“NMi Gaming”) from NMi Certin, B.V. and related parties. NMi Gaming has more than 40 years of experience in the gaming industry and offers a full range of compliance testing and auditing services in its markets.
buyer: GLI Group
The GLI Group delivers the highest quality land-based, lottery and iGaming testing and assessment services. Through its Bulletproof brand, the group provides the highest level of service in IT hosting and security services, as well as IT Professional and Educational services. "
target parent: NMi Certin, B.V.
target: NMi Gaming
NMi Gaming has more than 40 years of experience in the gaming industry and offers a full range of compliance testing and auditing services in its markets. Its gaming laboratories are located in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, and Spain.
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closed 10/22/2020 via PR Newswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired NMi Certin, B.V.

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP"), a global private equity firm, has acquired NMi Certin B.V. from First Dutch Innovations. NMi is the leading independent specialist for legal metrology testing and inspection services in Europe. NMi specializes in type approval & certification, verification & calibration and consultancy services.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity firm that invests across various targeted sectors. LLCP utilizes a differentiated Structured Private Equity investment strategy, combining debt and equity capital investments in portfolio companies. "
target parent: First Dutch Innovations
target: NMi Certin, B.V.
NMi is the leading independent specialist for legal metrology testing and inspection services in Europe. NMi specializes in type approval & certification, verification & calibration and consultancy services covering a broad range of advice on complex regulations and accreditations.
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closed 9/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Squla, acquired scoyo

synopsis: Squla, a consumer education company in the Netherlands, has acquired Scoyo, an online learning platform for primary and secondary school students in Germany. Scoyo makes learning fun by providing content in a cartoon world. They offer e-learning content for German and English language learning, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and art.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Squla
Squla is the leading consumer education brand for parents and their children in the Netherlands. Squla provides interactive educational tools for primary school students. Squla is linked to the Dutch national curriculum and is designed to supplement a student’s education in a fun and adaptive way. "
target: scoyo
Scoyo is an online learning platform for primary and secondary school students in Germany. Scoyo makes learning fun by providing content in a playful cartoon world. Their platform offers e-learning content for German and English language learning, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and art.
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announced 8/28/2020 via Company Press Release

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire BigHand

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a global private equity firm, will acquire BigHand Ltd., a developer of workflow software and tools that help law firms and organisations optimise their workflows, productivity and profitability. BigHand's offerings include delegation workflow, document creation, business intelligence and matter pricing solutions.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity firm that invests across various targeted sectors. LLCP utilizes a differentiated Structured Private Equity investment strategy, combining debt and equity capital investments in portfolio companies. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: BigHand
UK-based BigHand develops and delivers workflow software and tools that help law firms and other organisations optimise their workflows, productivity, and profitability. The company’s offerings include delegation workflow, document creation, business intelligence, and matter pricing solutions.
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closed 5/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired SiPM

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

TRC Healthcare, acquired Clinical IQ, LLC

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

Smith System, acquired Driver's Alert

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

Squla, acquired WRTS.nl

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

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire West Academic

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

Law Business Research, will acquire Globe Business Media Group

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

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired Squla

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

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired Best Lawyers

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

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

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

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

synopsis: Investcorp has announced that it has agreed to the sale of GL Education to private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. The company’s integrated suite of assessments is used to measure children’s ability, track their progress in key subjects, and diagnose underlying factors affecting learning.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP") is a private investment firm that has managed approximately $7.5 billion of institutional capital since its inception. LLCP invests in middle market companies located in the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: GL Education Group
GL Education is a leading provider of educational assessments globally. The company’s integrated suite of assessments is used to measure children’s ability, track their progress in key subjects, and diagnose underlying factors affecting learning.
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closed 1/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Kaplan International Colleges, acquired MPW

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP") announced that it has completed the sale of Mander Portman Woodward Limited (“MPW”) to Kaplan International. MPW, headquartered in London, England, is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan International Colleges
Kaplan International Colleges works in partnership with selected universities across the UK. Their goal is to help international students achieve the relevant academic and English language skills needed to progress to their partner universities. "
target parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
target: MPW
MPW is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities. It provides educational offerings to both domestic and international students who plan to continue their education at prominent universities in the UK.
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closed 3/25/2015 via Market Wire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired CJ Fallon Ltd.

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP"), a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of CJ Fallon Limited ("CJ Fallon"). CJ Fallon is a leading provider of educational content in both print and digital formats to primary and secondary schools throughout Ireland.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based investment firm that manages approximately $7.0 billion of institutional investment capital through private equity partnerships, various debt and leveraged loan funds. "
target parent: Lonsdale Capital Partners
target: CJ Fallon Ltd.
CJ Fallon has been one of Ireland’s leading educational publishers and continues to set the standards for Primary and Post-Primary textbooks. Outstanding programmes for the Primary School curriculum, in English and Maths in particular, ensure that CJ Fallon is Ireland’s most respected publishers.
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closed 10/30/2014 via PR Newswire

MPW, acquired Justin Craig Education

synopsis: Mander Portman Woodward Limited (MPW), a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners., has successfully completed the strategic acquisition of Justin Craig Education, one of the United Kingdom's leading exam preparation and tutoring businesses. Justin Craig Education provides revision courses that offers AS/A2 levels and GCSE exams.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: MPW
MPW is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities. It provides educational offerings to both domestic and international students who plan to continue their education at prominent universities in the UK. "
target parent: Piper Private Equity Limited
target: Justin Craig Education
Justin Craig Education provides revision courses that offers AS/A2 levels and GCSE exams. They provide classes for subjects including mathematics core, mechanics, statistics, English language and literature, biology, chemistry, physics, geography, history, politics, religious studies, and computing.
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closed 7/22/2014 via PR Newswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired FASTSIGNS International, Inc.

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of FASTSIGNS International, Inc. FASTSIGNS is the market leading franchisor in the custom sign and graphics industry.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based investment firm that manages approximately $7.0 billion of institutional investment capital through private equity partnerships, various debt and leveraged loan funds. "
target: FASTSIGNS International, Inc.
FASTSIGNS is a signage, graphics and visual communications partner that provides comprehensive solutions to help customers of all sizes meet their business objectives and increase their business visibility through the use of signs, graphics, printing, and related marketing services.
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closed 6/9/2014 via Company Press Release

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired Smith System

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles private equity firm, has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of Smith System, the pioneer and market leader in accident avoidance training for fleet vehicle drivers. Smith's CEO and his management team will retain significant ownership in the company and will continue to lead Smith.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based investment firm that manages approximately $7.0 billion of institutional investment capital through private equity partnerships, various debt and leveraged loan funds. "
target: Smith System
Smith is considered the pioneer and market leader in accident avoidance training for fleet vehicle drivers. Smith has trained millions of drivers in over 100 countries and in 22 languages through its on-road, classroom, e-learning and new technology-based training and driver improvement programs.
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closed 7/18/2012 via PR Newswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired MPW

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of Mander Portman Woodward Limited. MPW is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based investment firm that manages approximately $5.0 billion of institutional investment capital through private equity partnerships, distressed debt and leveraged loan funds. "
target parent: Apollo Group, Inc.
target: MPW
MPW is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities. It provides educational offerings to both domestic and international students who plan to continue their education at prominent universities in the UK.
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closed 3/5/2011 via BNC Analysis

Sequel Youth and Family Services, LLC, acquired The Camelot Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Sequel Youth and Family Services, a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners IV, L.P., has completed the strategic acquisition of Camelot System of Care. Camelot, which serves at-risk youth, has developed unique residential programs that focus on children with autism and autism-related disorders.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Sequel Youth and Family Services, LLC
Sequel Youth and Family Services (“Sequel”) was founded in 1999 to operate a single school for adjudicated delinquent boys. Since then the company has experienced tremendous growth, and now serves a wide range of populations in a wide range of settings. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: The Camelot Schools, Inc.
Camelot has built a reputation for making a positive difference in the lives of children. Camelot’s outcome-oriented Residential Treatment Center’s, Therapeutic Day Schools, and Alternative Education programs reach children across multiple states.
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closed 1/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG, acquired WEBfactory GmbH

synopsis: Fidura Private Equity Fonds has sold their majority stake in the software company WEBfactory GmbH in Buchen (Odenwald) successfully to Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG (TWL). WEBFactory provides standard software for the surveillance and control of machines and industrial systems and for the online analysis and assessment of production data.
buyer: Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG
Technische Werke Ludwigshafen AG (TWL) is a local utility company based in Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany. TWL has for over 100 years supplied the city of Ludwigshafen with electricity, gas, refrigeration, water and district heating. "
target parent: Fidura Private Equity Fonds
target: WEBfactory GmbH
WEBfactory GmbH, headquartered in Baden-Württemberg, Buchen, provides standard software for the surveillance and control of machines and industrial systems and for the online analysis and assessment of production data.
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closed 11/28/2016 via Market Wire

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired iMDsoft

synopsis: Constellation Software Inc., announced its wholly-owned subsidiary N. Harris Computer Corporation has acquired all of the shares of I.M.D. Soft Limited a leading international clinical information systems software provider.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: N. Harris Computer Corporation
Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Health Care agencies throughout North America. Harris’ focus is on creating long-term relationships with its customers and ensuring that it meets the changing needs of its customers. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: iMDsoft
iMDsoft is a leading provider of proven clinical information systems worldwide. The Company’s products are designed to enhance quality of care for critically ill patients and improve financial performance for healthcare providers.
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closed 7/9/2012 via PR Newswire

MetrixLab, acquired MarketTools Inc.

synopsis: MetrixLab, a global provider of online consumer research services, announced that it has acquired MarketTools Research Solutions Inc., a leader in services and software for market research, from TPG Growth. MarketTools is known for pioneering some of the first research technologies on the Internet.
buyer: MetrixLab
MetrixLab is a fast-growing global provider of online consumer research services. Its solutions are employed by over half of the Top 100 Global Brands such as Microsoft, Philips, Google and Heineken. The company is headquartered in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: MarketTools Inc.
MarketTools is the leading provider of services and software for market research. Through the use of advanced respondent engagement techniques and comprehensive analytic tools, MarketTools helps clients innovate, optimize and execute programs that deliver high-value business impact.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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announced 11/30/2020 via BusinessWire

ServiceNow, will acquire Element AI

synopsis: ServiceNow announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Element AI, a leading artificial intelligence (AI) company with deep AI capabilities and some of the world’s brightest AI minds. Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
buyer: ServiceNow (NYSE:NOW:$4,220.93)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
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announced 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

synopsis: Capiton has entered into an agreement on the acquisition of a majority stake in Gemaco Group with the current majority shareholder Saffelberg Investments. Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry.
buyer: Capiton AG
Capiton is an owner-managed financial investor that invests in large SMEs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by means of MBOs and expansion financing. capiton's roots go back to the late 1970s. "
target parent: Saffelberg Investments
target: Gemaco N.V.
Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) customers. The Group has 13 locations worldwide.
price ($mm)
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$96
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closed 12/21/2016 via Company Press Release

New Hope Communications Inc., acquired Nutrition Capital Network

synopsis: New Hope, a company that helps suppliers, manufacturers & retailers bring healthy, organic & natural products to life, has acquired the assets of Nutrition Capital Network (NCN), a company that holds four annual investor meetings which focus on investment and acquisition opportunities in branded products, ingredients and technology.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: New Hope Communications Inc.
New Hope Network is at the forefront of the healthy lifestyle products industry. With solutions for the complete supply chain from manufacturers, retailers/distributors and service providers, the network offers a robust portfolio of content, events, data, research and consultative services. "
target: Nutrition Capital Network
Nutrition Capital Network holds four annual investor meetings which focus on investment and acquisition opportunities in branded products, ingredients and technology. They facilitate financing for growing companies and introduce investors to the next generation of brands.
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announced 5/3/2018 via PR Newswire

RMRM Holdings, Sound Point Capital Management, will acquire Relativity Media, LLC

synopsis: Relativity Media has agreed to sell all of its assets to UltraV Holdings LLC, a joint venture among funds managed by Sound Point Capital Management and RMRM Holdings. Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content.
buyer: RMRM Holdings
buyer: Sound Point Capital Management
UltraV Holdings LLC is a joint venture among funds managed by Sound Point Capital Management, a New York-based asset management firm with approximately $17 billion of assets under management, and RMRM Holdings, which is led by David Robbins, Lex Miron and Larry Robbins. "
target: Relativity Media, LLC
Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content. They are engaged in the production and distribution of movies, television, fashion, sports, digital and music.
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, announced that it will acquire a majority stake in Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for preK-12th grade, from KKR.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
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announced 3/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

synopsis: Boubyan Petrochemicals, the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector, is to acquire majority stake in Educational Holding Group, the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. Boubyan Petrochemicals is looking to buy 32.8% stake and currently hold 21.12% stake.
buyer: Boubyan Petrochemical Company (KWSE:BPCC:$93.42)
Boubyan Petrochemical Company K.S.C., a Kuwaiti shareholding company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, is the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector. The company was established on February 12, 1995 "
target: Educational Holding Group (KWSE:EDU:$38.04)
Founded in 1982, Educational Holding Group was the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. The group has grown manifold with a portfolio that covers the entire educational life-cycle, ranging from K-12, tertiary education and vocational training and development.
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closed 12/8/2005 via BusinessWire

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

synopsis: TradeMaven LLC and eLocal today jointly announced they have merged the two firms to form TradeMaven Group LLC (TMG). The merger is one of the most significant in the online trading industry, combining TradeMaven's leading technology for online trading with eLocal's exceptional retail and institutional execution and brokerage services.
buyer: TradeMaven Group LLC
TradeMaven was founded with the mission of providing high-performance and cost-effective trading software for experienced and new traders. TM is used by Futures, Forex & Bond Traders worldwide. "
target: eLocalAccess, LLC
eLOCAL was established and registered with the NFA and CFTC in July 2000 culminating in the merger of two large independent local clearing firms at the Chicago Board of Trade.
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announced 5/15/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

synopsis: Nordnet Bank AB has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Finnish company eQ, from Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank hf. eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57 000 customer and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
buyer: Nordnet Bank AB
The Nordnet Group provides user-friendly and cost efficient services to private investors and companies within share trading, mutual fund investments and pension savings plans. The holding company, Nordnet AB (plc), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. "
target parent: Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank, hf.
target: eQ Corporation
eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57,000 customers and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$34
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1.5x
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closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Republic.co, acquired NextSeed Services LLC

synopsis: New York-based Republic, missioned to democratize investing has announced the acquisition of local business investment platform, NextSeed. NextSeed aims to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. The firm has facilitated over $20mn in investments from 25,000 members into 75 local businesses.
buyer: Republic.co
Republic is an open investment platform. People can choose from privately-held companies they believe in and can connect with their success as they fuel their growth. Republic is an investment platform where everyone can invest as little as $10 in innovative startups and ICOs. "
target: NextSeed Services LLC
NextSeed is on a mission to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. On the NextSeed platform, thriving local businesses can raise capital from the general public, and in turn, anybody can now invest in small businesses in their own backyard.
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closed 4/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

SoFi, acquired 8 Securities Limited

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

Guardian Capital Group, will acquire ModernAdvisor

synopsis: Guardian Capital Group Limited, a Canadian diversified financial services company, will acquire Modern Advisor Canada Inc., a leading Canadian digital advisor platform. ModernAdvisor is a fintech start-up that helps investors to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
buyer: Guardian Capital Group (TSX:GCG.A:$136.06)
Guardian Capital is a Canadian diversified financial services company operating in Asset Management and Financial Advisory. Guardian provides investment management services, financial advisory services, retail distribution of mutual funds, insurance, and general corporate services. "
target: ModernAdvisor
Vancouver-based ModernAdvisor is a digital investment management company. ModernAdvisor uses technology to help advisors bring Canadians intelligent investing options, allowing them to reach their investment goals through transparent, unbiased, and cost-effective investment management services.
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announced 12/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

synopsis: Wealthsimple Financial Inc., Canada's leading online investing service, announced it has acquired Canadian ShareOwner Investments Inc., the country's first automated investment manager.
buyer: Wealthsimple
Wealthsimple is Canada's leading online investment manager, making smart and simple investing accessible to all Canadians with low minimums and low fees. Their on-demand financial planning services and investment advice educate clients and keep their investments on track. "
target: ShareOwner
ShareOwner (Canadian ShareOwner Investments) has been providing independent investment education and low-cost investing services to retail investors since 1987.
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closed 11/3/2014 via BusinessWire

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

synopsis: Evercore announced that it has acquired the operating businesses of ISI International Strategy & Investment (“ISI”). ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
buyer: Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR:$1,004.73)
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions. "
target: ISI Group, Inc.
ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI strives to be the Street’s best investment research resource for their clients' money management performance. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
price ($mm)
$132
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FogChain is a fully integrated, end-to-end software development life cycle (SDLC) and quality assurance solutions provider. FogChain’s suite of services and technology provides application development at scale with greater speed, efficiency and at a lower cost.
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2017
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Ticker: CPSE:WIRTEK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
WirTek A/S
WirTek A/S
Wirtek A/S is a Danish IT consulting services company with strong competencies in the outsourcing of software development and product testing services. Their competencies include web-based solutions and portals, mobile solutions as well as embedded systems.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$2.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.13
EBIT ($mm)
$0.08
Net Income ($mm)
$0.08
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:SPT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Spirent Communications plc
Spirent Communications plc
Spirent Communications plc. is the leading provider of verification, assessment, analytics, and device intelligence solutions. They enable those who deliver networks, connected devices, and communication services to provide a superior user experience.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$457.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$65.00
EBIT ($mm)
$32.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1564
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Ticker: TSE:3657
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pole To Win Co., Ltd.
Pole To Win Co., Ltd.
Pole To Win (PTW) is the world's outsourcing services provider for software, games, e-commerce, and more. Their wide range of services includes: Quality Testing, Quality Engineering, Translation and Localization, Customer Support, and Onsite Services.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$208.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.84
EBIT ($mm)
$21.12
Net Income ($mm)
$10.31
Employees
1356
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Ticker: BSE:532312
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Geometric Ltd.
Geometric Ltd.
Geometric's portfolio of Global Engineering services, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, Embedded System solutions, and Digital Technology solutions enables companies to formulate, implement, and execute global engineering and manufacturing strategies.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$178.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.48
EBIT ($mm)
$16.62
Net Income ($mm)
$11.19
Employees
4773
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Ticker: DB:CSH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cenit AG
Cenit AG
Cenit AG is a financially independent IT software and consulting firm for business processes in the manufacturing industry and for financial service providers. The company specializes in the areas of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Enterprise Information Management (EIM).
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$146.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.11
EBIT ($mm)
$13.47
Net Income ($mm)
$8.46
Employees
606
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Ticker: BIT:TXT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TXT e-solutions SpA
TXT e-solutions SpA
Founded in 1989, TXT e-solutions is an international software products and solutions vendor, leader in "Strategic Enterprise Solutions".
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$75.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.69
EBIT ($mm)
$6.75
Net Income ($mm)
$1.04
Employees
816
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Ticker: AIM:KWS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Keywords Studios
Keywords Studios
Keywords is an international technical service provider to the global Video Game Industry. With over 1,500 games passionate employees around the world, they provide a range of translation, testing, audio, customer care and art production services to Video Game Developers and Publishers alike.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$417.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$51.09
EBIT ($mm)
$32.09
Net Income ($mm)
$16.08
Employees
7400
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Ticker: AMNG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Amergence Group
The Amergence Group provides valuable advice and support to new businesses with its goal of accelerating their intended plans to introduce edgy, disruptive, and/or innovative technologies to the world market.
year
2009
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Ticker: LSE:SERV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Servelec Group plc
Servelec Group plc
Servelec Group plc is a UK-based technology group, with significant intellectual property, providing software, hardware and services predominantly to the UK healthcare, oil & gas, nuclear, power, utilities and broadcast sectors.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$91.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.55
EBIT ($mm)
$19.47
Net Income ($mm)
$17.20
Employees
600
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Ticker: ACN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accenture
Accenture
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$44,327.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$7,235.36
EBIT ($mm)
$6,513.64
Net Income ($mm)
$5,107.84
Employees
506000
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Ticker: ENXTPA:WLN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Word Systems Inc.
Word Systems Inc.
Word Systems is an information technology company that specializes in the sale and service of critical recording solutions. Word Systems provides their customers with audio, video and data capture solutions that help them to maintain compliance, and improve processes, performance and accountability.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,580.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$531.59
EBIT ($mm)
$476.98
Net Income ($mm)
$337.20
Employees
11877
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Ticker: PRFT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Perficient, Inc.
Perficient, Inc.
Perficient is the leading digital transformation consulting firm serving Global 2000® and enterprise customers throughout North America. Perficient delivers vision, execution and value with outstanding digital experience, business optimization and industry solutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$577.27
EBITDA ($mm)
$81.03
EBIT ($mm)
$60.38
Net Income ($mm)
$39.07
Employees
3454
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Ticker: ENXTPA:ALUMS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Umanis
Umanis provides IT consulting and engineering services primarily in France. They specialize in big data, business intelligence and customer relationship management. They were founded in 1990 and are based in France.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$233.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$23.24
EBIT ($mm)
$22.28
Net Income ($mm)
$12.81
Employees
2587
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Ticker: KKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, capital markets, credit strategies, and hedge funds. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,715.61
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,014.73
Employees
0
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Ticker: BX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,580.23
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$779.64
Employees
0
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Ticker: RTOBF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ratos AB
Ratos AB
Ratos is a private equity company that invests in Nordic companies where their core expertise as a professional, active and responsible owner over time creates good value growth. Added value is created in connection with acquisition, development and divestment of these primarily unlisted companies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,530.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.89
EBIT ($mm)
$80.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SIVB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank helps innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. They provide a full range of financial services to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,387.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$824.79
Employees
2836
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
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2020
rev ($mm)
$1,880.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$179.70
EBIT ($mm)
$120.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NYSE:APO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management, LLC and its subsidiaries is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit and real estate, with significant distressed expertise.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,537.25
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EBIT ($mm)
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0
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments. They emphasize an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt, control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,315.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.51
EBIT ($mm)
$331.49
Net Income ($mm)
$224.77
Employees
0
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Ticker: COWN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm that operates through two business segments: a broker dealer and an investment management division. Cowen Inc. focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to their clients in order to help them outperform.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,072.28
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$112.95
Employees
1325
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Ticker: EQT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EQT AB
EQT AB
EQT is a leading Swedish investment firm with more than EUR 61B in raised capital across 29 funds and around EUR 40B in assets under management. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19B and approximately 110,000 employees.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$687.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$181.51
EBIT ($mm)
$160.04
Net Income ($mm)
$130.94
Employees
0
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Ticker: PSEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prospect Capital Corporation
Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company that operates as a closed-end, non-diversified investment company that lends to and invests in energy-related businesses.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$625.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$433.31
Net Income ($mm)
$292.38
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Ticker: TGOPF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3i Group Plc
3i Group Plc
3i Group plc is a multinational private equity and venture capital company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It has offices in 13 countries across the Americas, Asia and Europe and had total assets under management of £10.5 billion as at 31 March 2012.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$403.39
EBITDA ($mm)
$256.93
EBIT ($mm)
$253.21
Net Income ($mm)
$265.62
Employees
0
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Ticker: ENXTPA:FIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fimalac SA
Fimalac SA
Fimalac is a diversified holding company, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, founded and managed by Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière. Fimalac Group is engaged in private equity, digital media, live shows and hotels and recreation.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$392.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($13.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($54.12)
Net Income ($mm)
$68.47
Employees
2911
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Ticker: MAIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation is a principal investment firm that provides long-term debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies and debt capital to middle market companies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$238.16
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$205.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSX:ONEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onex Corporation
Onex Corporation
Founded in 1984, Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. They acquire and build high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. They also invest in non-investment grade debt through credit funds and collateralized loan obligations.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$234.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$134.00
EBIT ($mm)
$87.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSE:4310
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dream Incubator Inc.
Dream Incubator Inc.
Based in Japan, Dream Incubator, Inc. is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in incubation and investments in all business stages. They also help companies with their growth and expansion as a strategic consulting and business development firm.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$183.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.93
EBIT ($mm)
$17.11
Net Income ($mm)
$11.60
Employees
0
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