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announced 2/4/2021 via Company Press Release

IK Investment Partners, will acquire Skill & You

synopsis: IK Investment Partners, a Pan-European private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in Skill & You from Andera Partners, an asset management firm in France. Skill & You is the leading vocational e-learning group in France. Skill & You offers over 250 courses through its 11 specialised schools.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
UK-based IK Investment Partners (IK) is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Benelux, DACH, France, Nordics, and the UK. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €13 billion of capital and invested in over 135 European companies. "
target parent: Andera Partners
target: Skill & You
Skill & You is the leading vocational e-learning group in France. Skill & You connects learners to high-quality courses and instructors to help them develop the skills they need for personal and professional success. The platform offers over 250 courses through its 11 specialised schools.
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closed 3/30/2022 via Company Press Release

Skill & You, acquired ICS Learn

synopsis: Primary Capital Partners is pleased to announce the sale of UK-based ICS Learn, a leading online professional education platform, to Skill and You, a French vocational e-learning provider. ICS Learn provides online professional training in the areas of human resources, accounting and leadership and management.
buyer parent: IK Investment Partners
buyer: Skill & You
Skill & You is a high-growth leader in online vocational learning in France and Spain, providing online courses to over 120,000 students. The company focuses on educational content, supported by a technology platform and coaching system to ensure a high success rate for its students. "
target parent: Primary Capital Partners LLP
target: ICS Learn
ICS Learn provides online professional training, accredited by industry-leading awarding bodies in sectors including Human Resources, Accounting and Leadership and Management. ICS employs a digital-only business model, using best-in-class technology to deliver training across B2B and B2C markets.
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closed 8/25/2021 via BusinessWire

Yellowbrick, acquired Animation Mentor

synopsis: New York-based education platform Yellowbrick has acquired Animation Mentor, the leading online animation school founded by renowned professional animators behind the biggest hits from Walt Disney Feature Animation, Pixar Animation Studios, and Industrial Light & Magic.
buyer: Yellowbrick
Yellowbrick is a global leader in online education and career exploration for the Arts, Media, Sports, and Entertainment industries. The company develops exciting, accessible online programs in collaboration with top brands and world-renowned universities. "
target: Animation Mentor
Animation Mentor is the original, online animation school. Its students learn directly from working industry professionals – with more instructors from major studios than any other school – and get the one on one time they need to prepare for a successful career in the Animation Industry.
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closed 4/29/2019 via PR Web

Excel Education Systems, Inc., acquired Washington Online Learning Institute

synopsis: Excel Education Systems, Inc., a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, has acquired Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI), an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas.
buyer: Excel Education Systems, Inc.
Excel Education Systems is a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, serving students and schools around the country, and around the world. Excel Education Systems is a for-purpose organization dedicated to transforming the way students learn. "
target: Washington Online Learning Institute
Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI) is an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas. Their subjects include legal studies, business, health care, and IT.
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closed 5/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Primary Capital Partners LLP, acquired ICS Learn

synopsis: ICS Learn, a leading UK online professional education platform, is pleased to announce the completion of a management buyout of the business from the current owners, Angus MacDonald and Par Equity.  The management team was backed by Primary Capital Partners, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity firms. 
buyer: Primary Capital Partners LLP
Primary is a leading provider of private equity finance for UK based growth companies valued between £20 million and £100 million. They aim to work in partnership with experienced management teams to help build great companies whilst delivering excellent returns for investors. "
target parent: Par Equity
target: ICS Learn
UK-based ICS Learn is a leading online professional education platform, operating in the human resources, accountancy and health and wellness markets. The ICS Learn brand is long-established and the business currently educates over 15,000 active students.
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announced 5/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Baiyang Investment Group, Inc., will acquire Marsera Institute of Digital Arts Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Baiyang Investment Group (Baiyang) is acquiring Beijing Mars Era Technology (Mars). Founded in 2001, Mars operates an online platform that teaches subjects including digital game and animated film design.
buyer: Baiyang Investment Group, Inc. (SZSE:002696:$309.04)
Baiyang Investment Group (Baiyang) was founded in 2000. Awarded as national leading enterprise of agricultural industrialization, Baiyang group has built up a complete industrial chain and the business includes aquatic R&D, aquatic fry breeding and more. "
target: Marsera Institute of Digital Arts Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2001, Marsera Institute of Digital Arts Co., Ltd. operates an online platform that teaches subjects including digital game and animated film design. Marsera offers more than 20 professional courses, including UI design, game design, film and television special effects and more.
price ($mm)
$136
rev ($mm)
$59
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
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2.3x
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15.4x
closed 2/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

Udemy, acquired Talentbuddy

synopsis: Vancouver-based Talentbuddy, an online school that focuses on teaching full stack web development, has been acquired by Udemy, an online learning and teaching marketplace headquartered in San Francisco.
buyer: Udemy
Udemy is the world’s online learning marketplace, where 7 million+ students are taking courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography–and much, much more. Each of its 30,000+ courses is taught by an expert instructor. "
target: Talentbuddy
Talentbuddy is an online school where you can learn the skills to land your JavaScript web development job. Talentbuddy helps users learn with hands-on courses and 1:1 mentorship programs designed by professional JavaScript developers.
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announced 12/11/2014 via GlobeNewswire

YY Inc., will acquire edu24ol.com

synopsis: YY Inc., a revolutionary real-time interactive social platform, will fully acquire Beijing Huanqiu Xingxue Technology Development Co., Ltd ("Xingxue") and Beijing Huanqiu Chuangzhi Software Co., Ltd ("Chuangzhi"). Xingxue and Chuangzhi operate the online education website, edu24ol.com, an online vocational training and language training platform.
buyer: YY Inc. (YY:$4,610.47)
YY Inc. is a revolutionary real-time interactive social platform that engages users in real-time online group activities through voice, text and video. YY Client empowers users to create and organize groups of varying sizes to discover and participate in a wide range of online activities. "
target: edu24ol.com
Edu24ol.com is one of China's leading online vocational training and language training platforms. Edu24ol.com generates over half of its revenues from students studying architecture and construction engineering, but also has a strong focus in the medical, finance and accounting subject matter.
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announced 5/25/2010 via

Wyncrest Group, Inc., will acquire State Continuing Education Inc.

synopsis: Wyncrest Group has signed a non-disclosure and non-circumvent agreement to acquire State Continuing Education Inc. ("StateCE"). StateCE is a profitable provider of online continuing education programs, which delivers over 300,000 continuing education courses to licensed professionals nationwide.
buyer: Wyncrest Group, Inc. (WNCG:$0.00)
Wyncrest Group, Inc. is a growing financial services organization. Wholly owned subsidiary Southwest Financial Group has been delivering trusted insurance products and financial services since 1988, serving more than 22,000 clients throughout the United States. "
target: State Continuing Education Inc.
State Continuing Education Inc., best known as StateCE, provides online continuing education (CE) courses to business professionals and tradesmen in the United States.
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closed 11/3/2008 via PR Newswire

Hartcourt Companies Inc., acquired China E & I Development Co. Ltd.

synopsis: The Hartcourt Companies, Inc., a provider of educational services in China, announced that it has received all necessary governmental approvals and has now completed the acquisition of China E & I Development Co. Ltd. (China Arts and Science Academy) pursuant to the terms of the definitive agreement dated 18 October 2008.
buyer: Hartcourt Companies Inc. (HRCT:$0.00)
Hartcourt Companies is a holding company for China’s providers of vocational education and technical training services. Hartcourt structures itself so that its portfolio of companies and affiliates can operate well-recognized institutions with dominant positions within their regions and sectors. "
target: China E & I Development Co. Ltd.
China E & I Development Co. Ltd. (China Arts and Science Academy), is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on vocational education.
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closed 4/5/2022 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Codecademy

synopsis: Skillsoft, a global leader in corporate digital learning, has acquired Codecademy, a leading online learning platform for technical skills. Codecademy is an innovative and popular learning platform providing high-demand technical skills to approximately 40 million registered learners in nearly every country worldwide.
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is a global leader in corporate digital learning. The company provides enterprise learning solutions designed to prepare organizations for the future of work, overcome critical skill gaps, drive demonstrable behavior-change, and unlock the potential in their people. "
target: Codecademy
Codecademy is a leading online learning platform for technical skills. Codecademy’s innovative, scalable approach to online coding education makes it possible for anyone to master the skills needed to succeed in our tech-enabled workforce.
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closed 7/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired Great Learning

synopsis: Byju’s, India’s largest Ed-tech company, has acquired Great Learning, one of India’s leading ed-tech companies for professional and higher education. Great Learning offers online certification courses from top universities. They provide programs for data science & business analytics, AI, management, cloud computing, digital marketing, and more.
buyer: Byju's
Based in India, Byju’s is India’s largest Ed-tech company and the creator of India’s largest K12 learning app which offers highly adaptive, engaging and effective learning programs for students in classes 4-12 (K-12) and competitive exams like JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS, GRE and GMAT. "
target: Great Learning
Great Learning is one of India’s leading ed-tech companies for professional and higher education. Great Learning offers online certification courses from top universities. They provide programs for data science & business analytics, AI, management, cloud computing, digital marketing, and more.
price ($mm)
$600
rev ($mm)
$44
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EV / rev
13.7x
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closed 5/5/2021 via BNC Analysis

360training.com, acquired VanEd

synopsis: 360training, the nation’s leader in providing online, regulatory-approved training for real estate and many other verticals, is pleased to announce its acquisition of VanEd (Van Education Center), an established, online education provider for real estate, appraisal, and broker licensing. VanEd is based in Boulder, Colorado.
buyer: 360training.com
For over 23 years, 360training has provided individuals and businesses with online, regulatory-approved training to facilitate a safe, healthy environment for the communities they serve. They have delivered over four million training plans across multiple brands, including OSHA.com. "
target: VanEd
In 1997, Vann Hilty founded VanEd (Van Education Center) with the mission of creating the highest quality online real estate school. Since then, VanEd has provided students with agent, broker, and appraiser training courses that satisfy the requirements of the real estate and appraisal industries.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired Handa Ka Funda

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired Handa Ka Funda, a leading online course provider in India. Handa Ka Funda has online coaching courses for CAT, XAT, IBPS PO, SBI PO, and other competitive exams. They offer video tutorials, live classes, ebooks, solved examples and a question database to help people pass their exams.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: Handa Ka Funda
Handa Ka Funda is a leading online course provider in India. Handa Ka Funda has online coaching courses for CAT, XAT, IBPS PO, SBI PO, and various other competitive exams. They offer video tutorials, live classes, ebooks, solved examples and a huge question database to help people pass their exams.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Magalu, acquired ComSchool

synopsis: Magazine Luiza (Magalu) announced the purchase of the ComSchool course platform, seeking to expand and strengthen the business capacity of the 32 thousand sellers registered in its marketplace. Founded in 2008, ComSchool offers around 200 courses in the areas of digital marketing, e-commerce and social networks.
buyer: Magalu (BOVESPA:MGLU3:$6,515.13)
Magazine Luiza (Magalu) is one of Brazil's largest retailers, operating through physical stores and website. Magalu operates over 880 stores and 9 distribution centers. Magalu also offers complementary products and financial services such as consumer credit, insurance and consortium. "
target: ComSchool
Based in Brazil, ComSchool is specialized in ecommerce, social media and digital marketing training programs. Their professors are book authors, C-Level, Agency owners, consultants and multinational companies directors. Comschool broadcasts their courses worldwide.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Lupa Systems, acquired Harappa Learning Private Limited

synopsis: James Murdoch's investment vehicle Lupa Systems has acquired a majority stake in Harappa Education Pvt. Ltd., an Indian online learning startup. Harappa, founded by Sinha and Shreyasi Singh in 2018, has a curriculum of at least 25 skills, which it delivers through an online-first approach. This marks Lupa Systems' first ever investment in India.
buyer: Lupa Systems
Lupa Systems, founded in 2019 by James Murdoch, son of media baron Rupert Murdoch, is a private investment vehicle which has invested in Tribeca Enterprises, Vice Media and The Void, among others. Lupa Systems is a private holding company with offices in New York and Mumbai. "
target: Harappa Learning Private Limited
Harappa Education Pvt. Ltd. is an Indian online learning startup. Harappa, founded by Sinha and Shreyasi Singh in 2018, has a curriculum of at least 25 skills, which it delivers through an online-first approach. Its services address core gaps in education systems.
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announced 9/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., will acquire Thinkful, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, Inc, the leading student-first connected learning platform, will acquire Thinkful, an online learning platform that offers professional courses directly to students. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$774.52)
Chegg is the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg is the #1 provider of digital and physical textbook rental services. They allow students to rent or buy textbooks at competitive prices. The company also provides student services such as homework help, online tutoring, and more. "
target: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
$14
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EV / rev
7.1x
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Manipal ProLearn, acquired Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited

synopsis: Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG) has acquired Jigsaw Academy, an online analytics and big data trainer for professionals and students. Jigsaw Academy will become part of Manipal ProLearn, which offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance.
buyer parent: Manipal Education & Medical Group International
buyer: Manipal ProLearn
Manipal ProLearn, part of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd, offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance. Manipal ProLearn helps working professionals and students enhance their skills and fast-track their careers. "
target: Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited
Jigsaw Academy is a global award-winning online analytics and big data training provider. Jigsaw Academy is a group of data scientists and educators who are on a mission to train the next generation of analytics practitioners.
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closed 10/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Trilogy Education Services, acquired The Firehose Project

synopsis: Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator, announced the acquisition of Firehose Project, an immersive online coding platform. The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers.
buyer: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity. "
target: The Firehose Project
The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers. Firehose helps clients become web developers with 1-on-1 mentorship, real-world projects, and career support that works around their busy schedule.
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closed 6/22/2018 via Company Press Release

Dimensions Training Solutions, acquired learndirect

synopsis: Dimensions Training Solutions (DTS), a leading training provider, has acquired the learndirect Group, UK's largest integrated training provider. learndirect helps people get skills needed for their careers and help organizations train their workforce.
buyer parent: Stonebridge Colleges
buyer: Dimensions Training Solutions
Based in the UK, Dimensions Training solutions is an organization that helps develop skills for apprenticeships, obtain a degree for Higher Education enrollment, and train workforce. They have a variety of courses for different fields. "
target parent: Lloyds Banking Group
target: 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.
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closed 3/30/2022 via Company Press Release

Skill & You, acquired ICS Learn

synopsis: Primary Capital Partners is pleased to announce the sale of UK-based ICS Learn, a leading online professional education platform, to Skill and You, a French vocational e-learning provider. ICS Learn provides online professional training in the areas of human resources, accounting and leadership and management.
buyer parent: IK Investment Partners
buyer: Skill & You
Skill & You is a high-growth leader in online vocational learning in France and Spain, providing online courses to over 120,000 students. The company focuses on educational content, supported by a technology platform and coaching system to ensure a high success rate for its students. "
target parent: Primary Capital Partners LLP
target: ICS Learn
ICS Learn provides online professional training, accredited by industry-leading awarding bodies in sectors including Human Resources, Accounting and Leadership and Management. ICS employs a digital-only business model, using best-in-class technology to deliver training across B2B and B2C markets.
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announced 2/4/2021 via Company Press Release

IK Investment Partners, will acquire Skill & You

synopsis: IK Investment Partners, a Pan-European private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in Skill & You from Andera Partners, an asset management firm in France. Skill & You is the leading vocational e-learning group in France. Skill & You offers over 250 courses through its 11 specialised schools.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
UK-based IK Investment Partners (IK) is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Benelux, DACH, France, Nordics, and the UK. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €13 billion of capital and invested in over 135 European companies. "
target parent: Andera Partners
target: Skill & You
Skill & You is the leading vocational e-learning group in France. Skill & You connects learners to high-quality courses and instructors to help them develop the skills they need for personal and professional success. The platform offers over 250 courses through its 11 specialised schools.
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$139
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closed 10/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Skill & You, acquired Educatel

synopsis: Skill & You, the leading vocational e-learning group in France, has acquired Educatel, a provider of distance learning services in France. Educatel offers a variety of online courses for in-demand jobs such as automobile mechanics, construction managers, accountants, electricians, and more.
buyer parent: Jolt Capital SAS
buyer: Skill & You
Skill & You is the leading vocational e-learning group in France. Learners utilize their innovative platform to connect to top-quality courses and with instructors who are the crème de la crème of their fields to develop the skills they need for employment success. "
target: Educatel
Educatel is a provider of distance learning services in France. Hundreds of companies have trusted Educatel to train their employees since 1958. Educatel offers a variety of online courses for in-demand jobs such as automobile mechanics, construction managers, accountants, electricians, and more.
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closed 3/30/2022 via Company Press Release

Skill & You, acquired ICS Learn

synopsis: Primary Capital Partners is pleased to announce the sale of UK-based ICS Learn, a leading online professional education platform, to Skill and You, a French vocational e-learning provider. ICS Learn provides online professional training in the areas of human resources, accounting and leadership and management.
buyer parent: IK Investment Partners
buyer: Skill & You
Skill & You is a high-growth leader in online vocational learning in France and Spain, providing online courses to over 120,000 students. The company focuses on educational content, supported by a technology platform and coaching system to ensure a high success rate for its students. "
target parent: Primary Capital Partners LLP
target: ICS Learn
ICS Learn provides online professional training, accredited by industry-leading awarding bodies in sectors including Human Resources, Accounting and Leadership and Management. ICS employs a digital-only business model, using best-in-class technology to deliver training across B2B and B2C markets.
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closed 12/29/2021 via Company Press Release

CONET Technologies AG, acquired ISB AG

synopsis: CONET, a German IT consulting firm, has acquired ISB AG, a leading provider of software development and IT consulting services in Germany. ISB develops first-rate software solutions for industrial enterprises and the public sector. They offer solutions for product data management, archiving systems, analytics, E-Government, and more.
buyer parent: IK Investment Partners
buyer: CONET Technologies AG
CONET is a leading German IT systems and consulting company and trusted IT partner for SAP, infrastructure, communications, and software development. CONET’s solutions for Critical Control Room Communications and Customer Collaboration are in use worldwide. "
target: ISB AG
ISB AG is a leading provider of software development and IT consulting services in Germany. ISB develops first-rate software solutions for industrial enterprises and the public sector. They offer solutions for product data management, archiving systems, analytics, E-Government, and more.
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announced 11/17/2021 via Company Press Release

IK Investment Partners, will acquire Truesec

synopsis: UK-based IK Partners (“IK”) will acquire Truesec Group AB from Sobro. Headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, Truesec is a leading independent cybersecurity service provider. Truesec has a loyal and diverse customer base comprising of predominantly enterprise clients who are spread out across various industries.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
Based in London, IK Investment Partners (IK) is a European private equity firm focused on investments in the Benelux, DACH, France, Nordics and the UK. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €14 billion of capital and invested in over 155 European companies. "
target parent: Sobro
target: Truesec
Based in Sweden, Truesec is a leading cybersecurity company focused on protecting organisations and society against cyber threats. Truesec's range of solutions covers all cybersecurity capabilities and can be easily adapted to fit the needs of any organization.
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announced 10/27/2021 via BNC Analysis

IK Investment Partners, will acquire CONET Technologies AG

synopsis: IK Investment Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Conet from HIG Capital, with Conet's management team set to invest alongside the firm. HIG first backed the German IT consulting, systems integration and software development company in 2017.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
UK-based IK Investment Partners (IK) is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Benelux, DACH, France, Nordics, and the UK. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €14 billion of capital and invested in over 1500 European companies. "
target parent: H.I.G. Capital
target: CONET Technologies AG
CONET is a leading German IT systems and consulting company and trusted IT partner for SAP, infrastructure, communications, and software development. CONET’s solutions for Critical Control Room Communications and Customer Collaboration are in use worldwide.
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announced 8/11/2021 via Company Press Release

Advania, will acquire Visolit

synopsis: Sweden-based Advania AB, one of the leading full-service IT providers in the Nordics, will acquire Visolit AS, a leading Norwegian provider of corporate IT solutions and cloud services. The combined group will be one of the strongest and fastest-growing IT service providers in the Nordics.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: Advania
Based in Sweden, Advania is a leading Nordic IT-provider serving thousands of corporate clients in the public and private sectors. The company focuses on helping customers to improve their performance with innovative use of best available IT platforms and services. "
target parent: IK Investment Partners
target: Visolit
Based in Norway, Visolit is a fast-growing technology group with a strong geographic presence in the Nordic region. Visolit has a comprehensive portfolio of cloud-based end-to-end services, as well as consulting, security, and integration services.
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announced 2/4/2021 via Company Press Release

IK Investment Partners, will acquire Skill & You

synopsis: IK Investment Partners, a Pan-European private equity firm, will acquire a majority stake in Skill & You from Andera Partners, an asset management firm in France. Skill & You is the leading vocational e-learning group in France. Skill & You offers over 250 courses through its 11 specialised schools.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
UK-based IK Investment Partners (IK) is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Benelux, DACH, France, Nordics, and the UK. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €13 billion of capital and invested in over 135 European companies. "
target parent: Andera Partners
target: Skill & You
Skill & You is the leading vocational e-learning group in France. Skill & You connects learners to high-quality courses and instructors to help them develop the skills they need for personal and professional success. The platform offers over 250 courses through its 11 specialised schools.
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announced 11/13/2020 via Company Press Release

IK Investment Partners, will acquire GeoDynamics NV

synopsis: UK-based IK Investment Partners (IK) will acquire a majority stake in GeoDynamics, is a leading Belgian SaaS provider specialising in location-based software solutions for mobile workforces. The investment from IK will allow GeoDynamics to expand beyond its home market and bring its solutions to small and medium-sized enterprises further afield.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
UK-based IK Investment Partners (IK) is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Benelux, DACH, France, Nordics, and the UK. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €13 billion of capital and invested in over 135 European companies. "
target parent: Sofindev Management NV
target: GeoDynamics NV
GeoDynamics is a leading Belgian SaaS provider specialising in location-based software solutions for mobile workforces. Its proprietary cloud-based platform allows customers to manage their vehicle fleets in real-time and account for mobile workers’ time and activity registration.
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closed 1/29/2020 via Company Press Release

SCHEMA Group, acquired Docware

synopsis: The SCHEMA Group, a German software manufacturer, has acquired Docware GmbH, a market-leading provider of software solutions for the sale of spare parts, as well as for the provision and distribution of information in aftersales, for repair and servicing, customer service and the sale of spare parts.
buyer parent: IK Investment Partners
buyer: SCHEMA Group
The SCHEMA Group is a German software manufacturer. They produce component content management and content delivery solutions for editorial offices that create product-related content. Software from SCHEMA helps companies describe complex products and produce and distribute these descriptions. "
target: Docware
Based in Germany, Docware GmbH is a market-leading provider of software solutions for the sale of spare parts, as well as for the provision and distribution of information in aftersales, for repair and servicing, customer service and the sale of spare parts.
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announced 11/7/2018 via Company Press Release

IK Investment Partners, will acquire SCHEMA Group

synopsis: IK Investment Partners (IK), a Pan-European private equity firm, will acquire SCHEMA Group (SCHEMA), a German provider of software solutions for complex documentation. SCHEMA's SCHEMA ST4 solution is a component content management system that allows users to create, maintain, and publish variant-rich documentation.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners is a private equity advisory group with Nordic roots. Focused on investing in companies with strong underlying potential, they are proud to support the IK Funds as they partner with management teams and investors to grow businessess. "
target: SCHEMA Group
Founded in 1995, the SCHEMA Group is a German provider of software solutions for complex documentation. Their SCHEMA ST4 solution is a component content management system that allows users to create, maintain, and publish variant-rich documentation.
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announced 8/22/2018 via Company Press Release

TeleComputing ASA, will acquire Excanto

synopsis: TeleComputing has entered into an agreement to acquire the Swedish IT-company Excanto. Excanto are experts on modern and secure IT-operations, Cloud Services, networks- and IOT-services for real estate and offices. Excanto also offer DaaS/VDI-service, eDesktop and secure, managed desktop solutions.
buyer parent: IK Investment Partners
buyer: TeleComputing ASA
TeleComputing has since 1997 been a leading provider of centralized IT operation services and net-based software distribution. They offer flexible and scalable systems to small and medium-sized companies. "
target: Excanto
Excanto provides IT-services to over 700 businesses in Sweden, and was founded in 1999. Excanto are experts on modern and secure IT-operations, Cloud Services, networks- and IOT-services for real estate and offices. Excanto also offer DaaS/VDI-service, eDesktop and secure, managed desktop solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/18/2018 via Company Press Release

IK Investment Partners, acquired Acadomia

synopsis: IK Investment Partners is pleased to announce that it has acquired Domia Group, owner of Acadomia. Acadomia is the leading player in the primary, secondary, higher-education and test-prep tutoring markets (at-home, centres and online) in France.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners is a private equity advisory group with Nordic roots. Focused on investing in companies with strong underlying potential, they are proud to support the IK Funds as they partner with management teams and investors to grow businessess. "
target parent: Metric Capital Partners
target: Acadomia
French Acadomia is the leading player in the primary, secondary, higher-education and test-prep tutoring markets (at-home, centres and online). Acadomia has innovated to offer quality learning experiences to more than 1 million families across different geographies, backgrounds, and subjects.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

TeleComputing ASA, acquired iBiz Solutions

synopsis: TeleComputing, a supplier of complete IT services to the Nordic region, has acquired iBiz Solutions, a leading systems integration and IT Services provider to large and mid-sized companies and organizations in Sweden and Norway.
buyer parent: IK Investment Partners
buyer: TeleComputing ASA
TeleComputing has since 1997 been a leading provider of centralized IT operation services and net-based software distribution. They offer flexible and scalable systems to small and medium-sized companies. "
target: iBiz Solutions
iBiz Solutions is a leading systems integration and IT Services provider to large and mid-sized companies and organizations in Sweden and Norway. Its headquarters are in Karlstad, and the company also has offices in Stockholm, Gävle and Oslo.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

OpenSolution Group, acquired Finnpos Systems Oy

synopsis: Open Solutions, a Gothenburg, Sweden-based company offering payment solutions in the Nordic region, announced the acquisition of Finnpos, an electronic payment solutions company based in Finland. Finnpos is a payments solution provider for restaurants and petrol stations and works with major and local oil company chains as well as restaurants.
buyer parent: IK Investment Partners
buyer: OpenSolution Group
OpenSolution Group provides a full service product and software portfolio to its client base, including restaurants, casinos, arenas and other customer verticals. The company covers the entire value chain of payment solutions, making it a single point of contact for customers throughout Scandinavia."
target: Finnpos Systems Oy
Finnpos is an electronic payment solutions company based in Finland. Finnpos is a payments solution provider for restaurants and petrol stations. The company has 64 employees working with major and local oil company chains as well as both larger and smaller restaurants.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

IK Investment Partners, will acquire Studienkreis

synopsis: IK Investment Partners, a Pan-European private equity firm, is to acquire Studienkreis GmbH, one of the leading private education providers in Germany, from Aurelius. Studienkreis offers qualified tutoring for students of all classes and types of school in all major subjects.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €9 billion of capital and invested in over 110 European companies. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: Studienkreis
Studienkreis is one of the leading private education providers in Germany. The company offers qualified tutoring for students of all classes and types of school in all major subjects. Individual support follows a scientifically proven learning concept.
price ($mm)
$85
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closed 8/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Sopra Steria, acquired Kentor AB

synopsis: Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, has finalized its acquisition of Kentor, a Swedish company wholly owned by Norwegian group TeleComputing. Founded in 1983, Kentor, whose head office is in Stockholm, is recognized for its expertise in Consulting, Systems Integration and Application Maintenance.
buyer: Sopra Steria (ENXTPA:SOP:$5,053.57)
Sopra Steria, a European leader in digital transformation, provides one of the most comprehensive portfolios of end-to-end service offerings on the market: consulting, systems integration, software development, infrastructure management and business process services. "
target parent: IK Investment Partners
target: Kentor AB
Founded in 1983, Kentor – whose head office is in Stockholm – is recognised for its expertise in Consulting, Systems Integration and Application Maintenance.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/14/2016 via Company Press Release

IK Investment Partners, will acquire TeleComputing ASA

synopsis: IK VII Fund, advised by IK Investment Partners (“IK”), has reached an agreement to acquire TeleComputing AS, a leading IT service business, from Ferd Capital. Since 1997, TeleComputing has been at the forefront of IT operations and outsourcing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Nordic region.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK Funds have raised more than €7 billion of capital and invested in over 90 European companies. "
target parent: Ferd Group
target: TeleComputing ASA
Since 1997, TeleComputing has been at the forefront of IT operations and outsourcing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the Nordic region. TeleComputing has successfully built a leading position by making IT easy for its customers.
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closed 12/12/2008 via Reuters

Private Investor Group, acquired Wehkamp BV

synopsis: European private equity firm IK Partners said it has sold Dutch internet retailer Wehkamp to its management team and a group of private investors, defying a tough climate for private equity exits. A source familiar with the situation said the deal is worth about 500 million euros to IK.
buyer: Private Investor Group
Wehkamp BV is an online retailer and home shopping company that is based in Zwolle, the Netherlands. "
target parent: IK Investment Partners
target: Wehkamp BV
Wehkamp BV is an online retailer and home shopping company that is based in Zwolle, the Netherlands.
price ($mm)
$714
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EBITDA ($mm)
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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 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 1/23/2019 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:$5,896.00)
ServiceNow's cloud-based platform and solutions deliver digital experiences that help people do their best work. Their applications automate, predict, digitize, and optimize business processes and tasks, across IT, Customer Service, Security Operations, and Human Resources. "
target: Element AI
Element AI is the platform that helps organizations embrace an AI-First world for today and tomorrow. Composed of a research lab uniquely connected to the world's best academic ecosystems, Element AI launches and incubates advanced AI-First solutions in partnership with large corporations.
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announced 1/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Capiton AG, will acquire Gemaco N.V.

synopsis: Capiton has entered into an agreement on the acquisition of a majority stake in Gemaco Group with the current majority shareholder Saffelberg Investments. Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry.
buyer: Capiton AG
Capiton is an owner-managed financial investor that invests in large SMEs in Germany, Austria and Switzerland by means of MBOs and expansion financing. capiton's roots go back to the late 1970s. "
target parent: Saffelberg Investments
target: Gemaco N.V.
Gemaco Group based with its headquarters in Mechelen, Belgium is a leading provider of full-service merchandising and promotional marketing solutions for global industry and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) customers. The Group has 13 locations worldwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$96
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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 $17 billion of assets under management, and RMRM Holdings, which is led by David Robbins, Lex Miron and Larry Robbins. "
target: Relativity Media, LLC
Relativity Media operates a portfolio of major studio quality film assets with the capabilities and infrastructure to produce and distribute high caliber, original content. They are engaged in the production and distribution of movies, television, fashion, sports, digital and music.
price ($mm)
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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 $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
price ($mm)
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announced 3/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

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

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

synopsis: TradeMaven LLC and eLocal today jointly announced they have merged the two firms to form TradeMaven Group LLC (TMG). The merger is one of the most significant in the online trading industry, combining TradeMaven's leading technology for online trading with eLocal's exceptional retail and institutional execution and brokerage services.
buyer: TradeMaven Group LLC
TradeMaven was founded with the mission of providing high-performance and cost-effective trading software for experienced and new traders. TM is used by Futures, Forex & Bond Traders worldwide. "
target: eLocalAccess, LLC
eLOCAL was established and registered with the NFA and CFTC in July 2000 culminating in the merger of two large independent local clearing firms at the Chicago Board of Trade.
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closed 1/28/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Martin Wolf LLC, acquired IT ExchangeNet

synopsis: martinwolf M&A Advisors - a leading M&A Advisory firm exclusively focusing on middle-market IT Services, Solution Provider and Software companies - announced the acquisition of IT ExchangeNet (ITX), a leader in facilitating smaller mid-market IT M&A transactions.
buyer: Martin Wolf LLC
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona with an office in New York, martin wolf is a leading M & A Advisory focused on middle market companies in the IT Services, IT Supply Chain, and Software space. "
target: IT ExchangeNet
Founded in 1998 by technology CEOs and M & A professionals, and headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, IT ExchangeNet (ITX) is an organized and efficient marketplace for owners of small mid-market IT businesses seeking buyers or strategic partners.
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announced 5/15/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Nordnet Bank AB, will acquire eQ Corporation

synopsis: Nordnet Bank AB has signed an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in the Finnish company eQ, from Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank hf. eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57 000 customer and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
buyer: Nordnet Bank AB
The Nordnet Group provides user-friendly and cost efficient services to private investors and companies within share trading, mutual fund investments and pension savings plans. The holding company, Nordnet AB (plc), is listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. "
target parent: Straumur Burdaras Investment Bank, hf.
target: eQ Corporation
eQ, the largest online-broker in Finland, has about 57,000 customers and the group specializes in investment services through three business areas; Securities Brokerage, Asset Management and Corporate Finance.
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Aion Bank, acquired ETFmatic LTD

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

Republic.co, acquired NextSeed Services LLC

synopsis: New York-based Republic, missioned to democratize investing has announced the acquisition of local business investment platform, NextSeed. NextSeed aims to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. The firm has facilitated over $20mn in investments from 25,000 members into 75 local businesses.
buyer: Republic.co
Republic is an open investment platform. People can choose from privately-held companies they believe in and can connect with their success as they fuel their growth. Republic is an investment platform where everyone can invest as little as $10 in innovative startups and ICOs. "
target: NextSeed Services LLC
NextSeed is on a mission to connect businesses and individual investors to build vibrant communities across America. On the NextSeed platform, thriving local businesses can raise capital from the general public, and in turn, anybody can now invest in small businesses in their own backyard.
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announced 5/21/2009 via BusinessWire

PFGBEST, will acquire Alaron Futures & Options

synopsis: PFGBEST announced that it is purchasing the customer assets of Alaron. It will be formed into a new division called ATD, a division of PFGBEST. Both companies have been leaders in the futures industry for 20 years, through the evolution of online trading that helped level the playing field for retail futures market participants.
buyer: PFGBEST
PFGBEST is the second-largest non-clearing U.S. Futures Commission Merchant, with customers, affiliates and brokerage offices in more than 80 countries. It offers a range of trading and investor products and services for retail investors as well as for commercial and institutional clients. "
target: Alaron Futures & Options
Alaron, founded in 1989 in Chicago, provides electronic and pit-based futures trading and asset management services to institutions and retail clients on five continents. Alaron built upon its core business by integrating global trading systems and analysis techniques used by professional traders.
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closed 1/15/2008 via PR Newswire

Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC, acquired Integrity Trading Inc.

synopsis: Lightspeed Financial, LLC, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Integrity Trading Inc., a Direct Market Access broker/dealer that provides execution and clearing services to retail and institutional customers. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC
Lightspeed Professional Trading, LLC is a Direct Market Access trading and trading technology development business. Formerly E*TRADE Professional Trading, LLC, the firm was acquired by the current management team in a management buyout from E*TRADE Financial in 2006. "
target: Integrity Trading Inc.
Integrity Trading International is a broker dealer registered in the United States offering clearing and execution to U.S. and foreign banks, broker dealers and individuals interested in accessing the U.S. market and reselling our services in foreign countries.
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Net Income ($mm)
$15.64
Employees
1830
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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Ticker: OTCBB:ASPU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aspen University
Aspen University
Aspen University’s mission is to offer any motivated college-worthy student the opportunity to receive a high quality, responsibly priced distance-learning education for the purpose of achieving sustainable economic and social benefits for themselves and their families.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$12.63
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.19)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.30)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
70
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Ticker: NSEI:VERANDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Veranda Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd
Veranda Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd
Veranda Learning is a digital learning company based in India, offering a multitude of career-defining courses. All these courses are offered through Veranda Race Learning Solutions Private Limited and Veranda CA Learning Solutions Private Limited which are 100% subsidiary companies.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$0.33
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.08)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
409
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Universal Technical Institute
Universal Technical Institute (UTI) is a leading provider of transportation and technical training programs. UTI provides technical education training for students seeking careers as professional automotive, diesel, collision repair, motorcycle and marine technicians, CNC machinists and welders.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$388.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$64.30
EBIT ($mm)
$32.95
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: SEHK:1765
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hope Education Group
Hope Education Group
Hope Education Group is the second-largest private higher education group in China. Hope Education Group operates four independent colleges and five junior colleges in China. The group offers services for undergraduate, vocational college, and technical college.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$157.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.04
EBIT ($mm)
$39.52
Net Income ($mm)
$39.91
Employees
5328
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Ticker: SEHK:1569
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minsheng Education Group
Minsheng Education Group
Minsheng Education Group Company Limited is an investment holding company. The Company is principally engaged in the provision of education services in China. The Company provides higher education with the focus on private education of nurturing professionals.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$141.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.71
EBIT ($mm)
$40.58
Net Income ($mm)
$48.24
Employees
4626
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Ticker: SEHK:1890
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
China Kepei Education Group Limited
China Kepei Education Group Limited
China Kepei Education Group Limited is a leading provider of private higher education services in South China. China Kepei operates a science and technology vocational school and a polytechnic college. Their schools are committed to providing students with high-quality profession-oriented education.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$93.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$57.60
EBIT ($mm)
$49.34
Net Income ($mm)
$58.87
Employees
2122
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Ticker: EVCI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EVCI Career Colleges
EVCI owns and operates accredited careers and college centers. Our vision is to grow both internally through the addition of new campuses and instructional programs and externally by acquiring additional degree granting institutions.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$65.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.61)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: MBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the global education market. CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language colleges and offers cooperative joint programmes in 18 countries.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$57.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.61
EBIT ($mm)
($0.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
564
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Ticker: SEHK:1598
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21st Century Education Group
21st Century Education Group
21st Century Education is a Chinese provider of education services. 21st Century Education offers preschool education, primary and secondary education, higher education, and vocational education services through their various schools.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$30.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.60
EBIT ($mm)
$9.93
Net Income ($mm)
$12.78
Employees
1158
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Ticker: NSEI:CAREERP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Career Point Ltd.
Career Point Limited is a leading Indian education company with strong brand equity of providing quality education since 1993. With a strong foundation of academic excellence, Career Point caters to the needs of a student throughout the life cycle of a student (K.G. to PhD.)
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$14.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.02
EBIT ($mm)
$5.40
Net Income ($mm)
$3.68
Employees
606
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Ticker: NZSE:IQE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intueri Education Group Limited
Intueri Education Group Limited
The Intueri Education Group is one of New Zealand's largest private vocational educational groups. They specialise in providing industry relevant training across a number of exciting industries and they work closely with those industries to ensure their graduates find employment.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$13.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.80
EBIT ($mm)
$0.04
Net Income ($mm)
$0.48
Employees
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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
2022
rev ($mm)
$16,433.94
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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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
2022
rev ($mm)
$16,236.15
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$14,780.48
Net Income ($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
2022
rev ($mm)
$5,951.60
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$5,001.36
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$5,531.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: RTOBF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ratos AB
Ratos AB
Ratos is a private equity company that invests in Nordic companies where their core expertise as a professional, active and responsible owner over time creates good value growth. Added value is created in connection with acquisition, development and divestment of these primarily unlisted companies.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$2,530.41
EBITDA ($mm)
$141.89
EBIT ($mm)
$80.55
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SIVB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Silicon Valley Bank
Silicon Valley Bank helps innovative companies and their investors move bold ideas forward, fast. They provide a full range of financial services to companies of all sizes in innovation centers around the world.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,387.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$824.79
Employees
2836
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Ticker: TSX:ONEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onex Corporation
Onex Corporation
Founded in 1984, Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. They acquire and build high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. They also invest in non-investment grade debt through credit funds and collateralized loan obligations.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$2,374.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$1,892.00
EBIT ($mm)
$1,845.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,788.00
Employees
0
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Ticker: COWN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Group, Inc.
Cowen Inc. is a diversified financial services firm that operates through two business segments: a broker dealer and an investment management division. Cowen Inc. focuses on delivering value-added capabilities to their clients in order to help them outperform.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,850.95
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$322.80
Employees
1364
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments. They emphasize an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt, control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,315.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.51
EBIT ($mm)
$331.49
Net Income ($mm)
$224.77
Employees
0
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Ticker: EQT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EQT AB
EQT AB
EQT is a leading Swedish investment firm with more than EUR 61B in raised capital across 29 funds and around EUR 40B in assets under management. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19B and approximately 110,000 employees.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$687.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$181.51
EBIT ($mm)
$160.04
Net Income ($mm)
$130.94
Employees
0
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Ticker: PSEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Prospect Capital Corporation
Prospect Capital Corporation is a business development company that operates as a closed-end, non-diversified investment company that lends to and invests in energy-related businesses.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$625.80
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$433.31
Net Income ($mm)
$292.38
Employees
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Ticker: MAIN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation
Main Street Capital Corporation is a principal investment firm that provides long-term debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies and debt capital to middle market companies.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$421.45
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: ENXTPA:FIM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fimalac SA
Fimalac SA
Fimalac is a diversified holding company, listed on the Paris Stock Exchange, founded and managed by Marc Ladreit de Lacharrière. Fimalac Group is engaged in private equity, digital media, live shows and hotels and recreation.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$392.72
EBITDA ($mm)
($13.56)
EBIT ($mm)
($54.12)
Net Income ($mm)
$68.47
Employees
2911
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint
UK-based Bridgepoint is a major international alternative asset fund management group, providing private equity and private debt lending solutions to the middle market. Bridgepoint focuses on acquiring or investing in businesses with strong market positions.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$353.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$136.39
EBIT ($mm)
$128.50
Net Income ($mm)
$75.95
Employees
340
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Ticker: GIMB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gimv
Gimv
Gimv is a European investment company with over three decades of experience in private equity and venture capital. Gimv currently manages around EUR 1.8 billion (including co-investment partnerships) of investments in about 50 portfolio companies.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$197.63
EBITDA ($mm)
$156.94
EBIT ($mm)
$155.75
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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