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closed 2/8/2007 via PR Newswire

3i Group Plc, acquired VNU Business Media Europe ltd.

synopsis: The Nielsen Company has completed the sale of its VNU Business Media Europe unit to 3i, Europe's leading private-equity and venture-capital firm. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer: 3i Group Plc (TGOPF:$403.39)
3i is a world leader in private equity and venture capital We focus on buyouts, growth capital and venture capital and invest across Europe, the US and Asia. Our competitive advantage comes from our international network. 3i manages over £5.7 billion of assets. "
target parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
target: VNU Business Media Europe ltd.
VNU Business Media Europe is the leading European technology publisher in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Belgium in advertising and readership marketshare. In these seven countries we publish approximately 70 trade magazines, all together some 70 million copies per year.
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closed 12/11/2020 via Company Press Release

The ChannelPro Network, acquired TopickZ Inc.

synopsis: ChannelPro Network, a division of EH Media LLC, has announced the acquisition of technology brands from Canadian-based TopickZ Inc. The brands include FindBiometrics, an industry resource for all information on biometric identification and Mobile ID World, a provider of premier content on mobile authentication solutions and application providers.
buyer parent: EH Media
buyer: The ChannelPro Network
The ChannelPro Network provides targeted business and technology information for IT channel partners who serve small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Via its websites, live events and a monthly magazine, The ChannelPro Network delivers expert opinion, analysis, news, product reviews, and more. "
target: TopickZ Inc.
TopickZ Inc. is a progressive information resource company. Its brands include FindBiometrics, the leading industry resource for all information on biometric identification and Mobile ID World, a provider of premier content on mobile authentication solutions and application providers.
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closed 12/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

eXp World Holdings, acquired SUCCESS Enterprises

synopsis: eXp World Holdings, Inc. the parent company of eXp Realty and Virbela, announced that it has completed the acquisition of SUCCESS Enterprises and its related media properties, including the highly coveted SUCCESS.com domain and web property.
buyer: eXp World Holdings (EXPI:$1,462.98)
eXp World Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for a number of companies most notably eXp Realty, LLC. eXp Realty LLC provides 24/7 access to collaborative tools, training, and socialization for real estate brokers and agents through its 3-D, fully-immersive, cloud office environment. "
target parent: SUCCESS Partners
target: SUCCESS Enterprises
SUCCESS is a business magazine that helps people to excel in every area of their personal and professional life. SUCCESS provides a unique window into the lives of top CEOs and revolutionary entrepreneurs. The brand’s other media properties include SUCCESS.com, newsletters, podcasts and more.
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closed 11/3/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Transom Capital Group, acquired BridgeTower Media

synopsis: Transom Capital Group, a leading operations-focused middle market private equity firm, announced it has acquired BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of B2B information, research, events, and marketing solutions across more than 25 U.S. markets and industries.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
target parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
target: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States.
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closed 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Pacific6 Enterprises, acquired Long Beach Business Journal

synopsis: George Economides, who founded the Long Beach Business Journal, announced that he has sold the business to John Molina of Pacific Community Media. Long Beach Business Journal is a news magazine, published biweekly – every other Tuesday.
buyer: Pacific6 Enterprises
Pacific6 (Pacific Community Media) is a Long Beach, CA-based investment partnership. They are committed to identifying, investing, and being intimately involved in inspiring and important ventures. They seek projects that offer unique potential to positively impact the people and communities. "
target: Long Beach Business Journal
The Long Beach Business Journal is a publication of South Coast Publishing, incorporated in the State of California in July 1985. The Business Journal is a news magazine, published biweekly – every other Tuesday. It has served as the “voice of business” since its premiere edition in March 1987.
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closed 10/9/2019 via PR Newswire

Northstar Travel Group, LLC, acquired Buying Business Travel Media

synopsis: Northstar Travel Group, the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry, acquired Buying Business Travel, the leading business-to-business brand in the UK serving the corporate travel industry with online media, events, and a magazine brand.
buyer parent: EagleTree Capital
buyer: Northstar Travel Group, LLC
Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, meetings and incentives, and travel technology. "
target parent: Panacea Media
target: Buying Business Travel Media
Buying Business Travel is the UK’s leading publication for travel and meetings buyers and arrangers. It has a highly targeted circulation of over 18,000, with more than 41,000 readers, who are responsible for over £18 billion annual corporate travel and meetings spend.
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announced 5/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Charterhouse Capital Partners, will acquire Tarsus Group plc

synopsis: Charterhouse, one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe, is to acquire Tarsus Group, a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse is one of the longest established private equity firms operating in Europe. The PE firm typically invests in companies headquartered in Western Europe and works closely with incumbent management teams, providing them with active support to drive growth. "
target: Tarsus Group plc
Tarsus Group Ltd is a media group engaged in exhibitions and associated conferences, publishing, education and Internet activities. Since its formation in 1998, Tarsus has built a diverse portfolio of leading brands that span a wide range of industries and geographies.
price ($mm)
$662
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$127
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$44
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closed 2/28/2019 via BusinessWire

Dennis Publishing Limited, acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.

synopsis: Dennis Publishing (Dennis), the leading international media group and publisher of The Week in the US and the UK, announces that it has acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. (Kiplinger), a market leader in business and personal finance information, in print and online.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing Group comprises Dennis Publishing Ltd in the UK and The Week Publications Inc. in the US. Its portfolio of over 30 brands, operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle . "
target: Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.
Kiplinger Washington Editors (Kiplinger) is a market leader in business and personal finance information, in print and online. Kiplinger publishes the largest paid-subscription publications in several financial fields: business forecasting, taxes, retirement living and yield-oriented investing.
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announced 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, will acquire The Deal LLC

synopsis: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC agreed to buy the institutional units of TheStreet Inc. (TST) which comprise The Deal, which was founded in 1999 by the late Bruce Wasserstein, and relationship mapping service BoardEx. The Deal is a trusted source of data, news and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions.
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is an international business-information group covering asset management, price discovery, data & market intelligence, and banking & finance under brands including Euromoney, Institutional Investor, BCA Research, Ned Davis Research and Metal Bulletin. "
target parent: TheStreet, Inc.
target: The Deal LLC
The Deal is a trusted source of data, news and intelligence on mergers and acquisitions, activist investing, private equity and restructuring. BoardEx is an executive profiling and relationship mapping platform.
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$87
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closed 9/21/2018 via Company Press Release

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired Aceville Publications Ltd.

synopsis: DC Thomson Media has announced the acquisition of Aceville Publications, a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: Aceville Publications Ltd.
Aceville Publications is a Colchester based magazine publisher. Aceville Publications is one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in the UK and home to over 40 in-house brands including the leading UK-based craft titles to gardening, health and food publications.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

VimVic, acquired Business Animals

synopsis: VimVic, a education and digital HR company, has acquired Business Animals, a company that specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
buyer: VimVic
Based in Czechia, VimVic is engaged in education and digital HR. They work on online courses along with company profiles and employer ratings to help users learn about corporate culture and the experiences of others. "
target: Business Animals
Based in Czechia, Business Animals specializes in modern business. Business Animals started out as a social networking business, and now it brings merchants and proven profiles. Companies can offer the production of presentation formats that serve as HR marketing tools and help build a business.
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closed 3/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kakao, acquired JOH & Company

synopsis: Mobile messenger giant Kakao has acquired the entire stake of JOH & Co., a South Korean brand consulting firm established by Kakao’s new CEO Joh Su-yong. Kakao purchased a 45.5 percent stake of JOH from its venture capital arm Kakao Investment and also acquired the remaining stake -- which includes 34.09 percent shares held by Joh.
buyer: Kakao (KOSE:A035720:$3,683.19)
Kakao is a global mobile lifestyle platform company with services spanning messaging, mail, search, news, advertising, gaming, e-commerce, music, maps and more. Based in South Korea, Daum Kakao reaches consumers, businesses and others via its popular platforms: KakaoTalk, KakaoGame, and more. "
target: JOH & Company
Founded in 2010, JOH & Company is a small and medium-sized company engaged in brand design marketing consulting, publishing business, restaurant business, household goods development and distribution and sales business.
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closed 12/27/2017 via Company Press Release

Mark Allen Group, acquired Comms Business

synopsis: Mark Allen Group has acquired Miles Publishing Limited, the publisher of the UK ICT magazine Comms Business. Comms Business is a monthly ICT magazine whose primary audience is resellers of ICT products and services. Comms Business also operates Channel Live, a leading ICT trade exhibition in the UK.
buyer: Mark Allen Group
The Mark Allen Group is a progressive media business, which delivers high-quality content through market-leading journals, magazines, books, events and websites. Their brands offer unrivalled access to specialists in healthcare, education, business and consumer markets. "
target: Comms Business
Comms Business is the leading media brand covering the UK’s ICT Channel, with a high quality market leading monthly business magazine, weekly e-newsletter and daily updated website. Comms Business also organizes events such as the Channel Live ICT trade exhibition.
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closed 9/6/2017 via BusinessWire

Clipper Magazine, acquired SI View

synopsis: Valassis, a leader in intelligent media delivery, announced that SI View will join Clipper, the Valassis-owned magazine focused on local businesses. SI View offers a variety of specialty magazines where every business can find a niche. SI View is an effective marketing tool for generating response and building long-lasting brand recognition.
buyer parent: Valassis Communications, Inc.
buyer: Clipper Magazine
Clipper Magazine is one of the largest direct-mail publishers in the country. The magazine focuses on local businesses, providing a full range of results-driven marketing solutions that engage consumers every day as well as major regional and national advertisers. "
target: SI View
SI View is focused on their customers and the sustained growth of their business. They offer a variety of specialty magazines where every business can find a niche. SI View is an effective marketing tool for generating immediate response and building long-lasting brand recognition.
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announced 7/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Publicize, Inc., will acquire Techli

synopsis: Midwest innovation publication, Techli, has been acquired by PR firm Publicize. Techli is an online media publication that delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
buyer: Publicize, Inc.
Publicize is a PR solution for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs. They are a startup aiming to disrupt the PR industry with a flexible, cost-effective model that scales for entrepreneurs. They provide the very best PR services, quickly, effectively, and efficiently on a month to month basis. "
target: Techli
Techli is an online media publication that aims to be the source for news on entrepreneurship & innovation in the Midwest. Techli delivers innovation news and in-depth editorial on the technology, businesses and ideas that are changing the way people live, work, and play.
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closed 4/26/2017 via Market Wire

3BL Media, LLC, purchased CR Magazine and COMMIT!Forum from SharedXpertise Media, LLC

synopsis: 3BL Media announced it has acquired CR Magazine, widely recognized for the 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, and COMMIT!Forum, the annual networking and professional education event for CEOs and corporate responsibility practitioners, from SharedXpertise Media LLC.
buyer: 3BL Media, LLC
3BL Media provides corporate communications platforms exclusively for the distribution & analysis of corporate social responsibility & sustainability news & content. They work with corporations and non-profits to distribute multi-format media assets through social, traditional & new media channels. "
seller: SharedXpertise Media, LLC
CR Magazine is the leading voice of the corporate responsibility profession and the publisher of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens List. COMMIT!Forum is the annual networking and professional education event for CEOs corporate responsibility practitioners, where they learn the latest best practices.
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closed 3/9/2017 via BNC Analysis

HNA Capital Group Co., Ltd., acquired Caijing Magazine

synopsis: Through their financial unit, HNA Capital, the Chinese conglomerate HNA Group acquired an 80 percent stake in Beijing Lianban Caixun Cultural Media, which runs Caijing Magazine, one of the most popular and influential business magazines in the country.
buyer parent: HNA Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: HNA Capital Group Co., Ltd.
HNA Capital Group is the financial services focused industry branch of the HNA Group. From leasing, insurance, online finance, securities, futures, as well as other areas, HNA Capital offers a comprehensive, integrated set of financial services, crossing a broad range of sectors. "
target: Caijing Magazine
CAIJING Magazine is China's most widely read business and finance magazine, with a circulation of 225,000 per issue. It boasts top-level readers from government, business and academic circles.
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closed 2/27/2017 via PR Newswire

BridgeTower Media, acquired Color Magazine

synopsis: BridgeTower Media, a leading provider of local and regional business information, events and marketing services, announced the acquisition of Color Magazine, a premiere publication focused on publishing and events for diverse business professionals. Based in Boston, Color Magazine was founded in 2007 by Josefina Bonilla.
buyer parent: Fortress Investment Group LLC
buyer: BridgeTower Media
BridgeTower Media is a leading provider of business information, events and marketing services for the legal, financial, construction and government sectors in more than 20 local and regional markets across the United States. "
target: Color Magazine
Color Magazine is a premier all-inclusive magazine that highlights topics of interest revolving around professionals of color. In addition to their magazine they also host three annual events, each with a unique focus, but with the same goal of elevating professionals of color.
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closed 1/1/2017 via Company Press Release

Hüthig GmbH, acquired CE-Markt

synopsis: Hüthig GmbH has acquired an 80 percent stake in Meringer Verlagshaus B & B Publishing GmbH, the publisher of CE-Markt. CE-Markt is a sales-oriented news and information magazine for the consumer electronics trade.
buyer parent: Südwestdeutsche Medienholding GmbH
buyer: Hüthig GmbH
Since 1925, Hüthig Verlag has been a specialist media publisher in Heidelberg, Germany. Hüthig Verlag focuses on the publication of trade journals in the fields of electronics, automotives, chemical engineering, plastics processing, packaging technology, refrigeration, and air conditioning. "
target: CE-Markt
CE-Markt is a sales-oriented news and information magazine for the consumer electronics trade. They provide readers with a quick and distinctive overview of product advantages, sales aspects, POS measures and sales promotion activities from all consumer electronics sub-sectors.
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closed 9/14/2016 via BNC Analysis

Annex Business Media, acquired Turf & Recreation Publishing Inc.

synopsis: Annex Business Media, Canda's largest business-to-business media company, has acquired Turf & Recreation magazine from Delhi, ON-based Turf & Recreation Publishing Inc, a national publication serving the Canadian turf and grounds maintenance industry.
buyer: Annex Business Media
Annex Business Media is Canada’s largest business-to-business media company, with almost 50 brands serving markets from agriculture and manufacturing to resources and professions. "
target: Turf & Recreation Publishing Inc.
Turf & Recreation is a national publication serving the Canadian turf and grounds maintenance industry. Their loyal readership includes golf course superintendents, lawn and landscape contractors, sports turf managers and municipal grounds managers.
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closed 8/1/2007 via Company Description

Publicaciones Profesionales SA, acquired Publicaciones Profesionales SA

synopsis: Publicaciones Profesionales management has acquired the company from VNU Business Media Europe. Publicaciones Profesionales publishes magazines including computer information, electronics, finance, management, media and career development titles.
buyer: Publicaciones Profesionales SA
Publicaciones Profesionales publishes magazines including computer information, electronics, finance, management, media and career development titles. The magazines are weekly 'Anuncios' and the yearbook 'Los Anuncios del Ano'. "
target parent: VNU
target: Publicaciones Profesionales SA
Publicaciones Profesionales publishes magazines including computer information, electronics, finance, management, media and career development titles. The magazines are weekly 'Anuncios' and the yearbook 'Los Anuncios del Ano'.
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closed 2/8/2007 via PR Newswire

3i Group Plc, acquired VNU Business Media Europe ltd.

synopsis: The Nielsen Company has completed the sale of its VNU Business Media Europe unit to 3i, Europe's leading private-equity and venture-capital firm. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer: 3i Group Plc (TGOPF:$403.39)
3i is a world leader in private equity and venture capital We focus on buyouts, growth capital and venture capital and invest across Europe, the US and Asia. Our competitive advantage comes from our international network. 3i manages over £5.7 billion of assets. "
target parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
target: VNU Business Media Europe ltd.
VNU Business Media Europe is the leading European technology publisher in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Belgium in advertising and readership marketshare. In these seven countries we publish approximately 70 trade magazines, all together some 70 million copies per year.
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closed 2/19/2007 via

Incisive Media PLC, acquired VNU Business Publications Ltd.

synopsis: Incisive Media, a leading provider of business information, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire the entire share capital the UK operation of VNU, VNU Business Publications Ltd. This was a back to back transaction from 3i following their acquisition of the Dutch and European publishing interests.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: Incisive Media PLC
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online. "
target parent: 3i Group Plc
target: VNU Business Publications Ltd.
VNU Business Publications is one of the leading B2B publishers in both the UK business finance and corporate and personal computing markets. VNUs market leading brands include Accountancy Age, Computing, CRN and ComputerActive. The group has a portfolio of 10 publications, 22 websites and 6 events.
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closed 1/26/2006 via BNC Analysis

VNU Business Publications b.v., acquired Breakthrough Publishing Limited

synopsis: VNU Business Publications Ltd, the London-based publishing arm of VNU Business Media Europe (BME), has purchased The Inquirer, one of the leading technology news sites. The investment is part of VNU’s ongoing strategy to enhance its online portfolio and transform its business into a fully cross-media content publishing organisation.
buyer parent: 3i Group Plc
buyer: VNU Business Publications b.v.
VNU Business Media Europe is the leading European technology publisher in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Belgium in advertising and readership marketshare. In these seven countries we publish approximately 70 trade magazines, all together some 70 million copies per year. "
target: Breakthrough Publishing Limited
The Inquirer is a leading global web site for IT news and comment. The Inquirer carries news, features, opinion pieces and reviews aimed at buyers, system integrators, consumers and industry players in the PC industry.
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closed 6/24/2020 via Company Press Release

Evernex, acquired Technogroup IT-Service GmbH

synopsis: 3i-backed Evernex, a global international provider of third-party maintenance (TPM) services for data centre infrastructure, announced the acquisition of Technogroup, the leading TPM player in the DACH region.
buyer parent: 3i Group Plc
buyer: Evernex
Headquartered in France, Evernex is a global, independent IT Life Services company with over 35 years of multi-vendor hardware experience. They offer end-to-end data center maintenance service that allows clients to extend the life of their IT assets. "
target parent: Vitruvian Partners LLP
target: Technogroup IT-Service GmbH
Based in Hochheim am Main, Germany, Technogroup IT-Service GmbH provides information technology services for hardware and software in data centers. It offers repairs, support, and maintenance services as well as POS-IT-services and medical technology consulting services.
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closed 3/3/2020 via Company Press Release

Evernex, acquired StorEx

synopsis: Evernex has acquired StorEX (Pty) Ltd, an independent leader in the ICT Services arena. Specializing in the Support, Maintenance and Life-Cycle extension of IT Hardware Infrastructure and Data Storage Equipment. They serve the the African and Middle Eastern markets.
buyer parent: 3i Group Plc
buyer: Evernex
Headquartered in France, Evernex is a global, independent IT Life Services company with over 35 years of multi-vendor hardware experience. They offer end-to-end data center maintenance service that allows clients to extend the life of their IT assets. "
target: StorEx
StorEX (Pty) Ltd is an independent leader in the ICT Services arena. Specializing in the Support, Maintenance and Life-Cycle extension of IT Hardware Infrastructure and Data Storage Equipment. They serve the the African and Middle Eastern markets.
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announced 7/24/2019 via Company Press Release

3i Group Plc, will acquire Evernex

synopsis: 3i Group plc, UK's leading international investment manager focused on mid-market private equity and infrastructure, will acquire Evernex, a French a global, independent IT Life Services company that offers end-to-end data center maintenance service that allows clients to extend the life of their IT assets.
buyer: 3i Group Plc (TGOPF:$403.39)
Headquartered in Great Britain, 3i is a leading international investment manager focused on mid-market private equity and infrastructure. Its core investment markets are northern Europe and North America. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: Evernex
Headquartered in France, Evernex is a global, independent IT Life Services company with over 35 years of multi-vendor hardware experience. They offer end-to-end data center maintenance service that allows clients to extend the life of their IT assets.
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closed 5/7/2019 via BusinessWire

3i Group Plc, acquired Magnitude Software

synopsis: Audax Private Equity, in partnership with management, has completed the sale of Magnitude Software, Inc. to 3i Group plc. Magnitude is a leading provider of enterprise information management software that delivers insights on business performance in heterogeneous application and fragmented data environments.
buyer: 3i Group Plc (TGOPF:$403.39)
3i is a leading international investment manager focused on mid-market private equity and infrastructure. Its core investment markets are northern Europe and North America. "
target parent: Audax Group
target: Magnitude Software
Magnitude’s transformative approach to unified application data management delivers vast operational efficiencies to business application data access, management, analytics and reporting for the modern enterprise.
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closed 5/8/2013 via PE Hub

OMERS Private Equity, acquired Civica Group PLC

synopsis: OMERS Private Equity has completed its purchase of Civica Group PLC from British buyout firm 3i Group for an enterprise value of 390 million pounds. Civica is a London, U.K.-based provider of specialised software systems, cloud-based IT services and technical outsourcing to public sector organisations worldwide.
buyer: OMERS Private Equity
Operating under the OMERS Worldwide brand, OMERS Private Equity manages the private equity activities of OMERS and has over $6 billion of investments under management. The group’s investment strategy includes the active ownership of businesses in North America and Europe. "
target parent: 3i Group Plc
target: Civica Group PLC
Civica is a market leader in specialist systems and business process services for organisations across the public sector and around the world. The Group applies software, cloud-based services and outsourcing to help customers transform the way they work.
price ($mm)
$608
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$328
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closed 9/25/2009 via Company Press Release

Civica Systems, acquired in4tek, Ltd.

synopsis: Civica Group Ltd, a market leader in software-based solutions that help to improve service delivery and efficiency, has announced that Civica UK Limited, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired in4tek Limited. In4tek, based in Altrincham, specialises in application software and related services for the health and social care sectors.
buyer parent: 3i Group Plc
buyer: Civica Systems
Civica is a market leader in software and services that help organisations to improve service delivery and efficiency. Blending consulting, software and managed services, the group has specialist expertise in local government, social housing, enforcement and education. "
target: in4tek, Ltd.
in4tek is one of the UK's leading suppliers of person-centred information systems to providers of care within the community. Based in Altrincham Cheshire, UK, in4tek have been delivering innovative systems to the public sector since 1985.
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Temenos Group AG, will acquire ACTIS.BSP

synopsis: Temenos Group, the provider of integrated core banking systems, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the shares in ACTIS.BSP Germany GmbH for USD 19 million in cash.
buyer: Temenos Group AG (SWX:TEMN:$901.75)
Temenos Group AG is a provider of integrated modular core banking systems to over 580 financial institutions in 110 countries worldwide. Temenos software provides banks with a single, real-time view of the client across the enterprise, enabling banks to maximize returns while streamlining costs. "
target parent: 3i Group Plc
target: ACTIS.BSP
ACTIS.BSP is a leading provider in Germany of powerful solutions and services for core banking and capital markets enabling banks to efficiently manage their business. ACTIS.BSP exclusively works for the banking industry.
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closed 2/8/2007 via PR Newswire

3i Group Plc, acquired VNU Business Media Europe ltd.

synopsis: The Nielsen Company has completed the sale of its VNU Business Media Europe unit to 3i, Europe's leading private-equity and venture-capital firm. Terms were not disclosed.
buyer: 3i Group Plc (TGOPF:$403.39)
3i is a world leader in private equity and venture capital We focus on buyouts, growth capital and venture capital and invest across Europe, the US and Asia. Our competitive advantage comes from our international network. 3i manages over £5.7 billion of assets. "
target parent: Valcon Acquisition BV
target: VNU Business Media Europe ltd.
VNU Business Media Europe is the leading European technology publisher in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Belgium in advertising and readership marketshare. In these seven countries we publish approximately 70 trade magazines, all together some 70 million copies per year.
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closed 2/19/2007 via

Incisive Media PLC, acquired VNU Business Publications Ltd.

synopsis: Incisive Media, a leading provider of business information, is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire the entire share capital the UK operation of VNU, VNU Business Publications Ltd. This was a back to back transaction from 3i following their acquisition of the Dutch and European publishing interests.
buyer parent: Apax Partners & Co. Ventures Ltd.
buyer: Incisive Media PLC
Incisive Media is one of the world's leading B2B information providers, serving the financial and professional services markets globally. Incisive brings product provider and purchaser business communities together in print, in person and online. "
target parent: 3i Group Plc
target: VNU Business Publications Ltd.
VNU Business Publications is one of the leading B2B publishers in both the UK business finance and corporate and personal computing markets. VNUs market leading brands include Accountancy Age, Computing, CRN and ComputerActive. The group has a portfolio of 10 publications, 22 websites and 6 events.
price ($mm)
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$83
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0.0x
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closed 9/26/2006 via Company Press Release

Find Portal Limited, acquired Defaqto Limited

synopsis: Find Portal Ltd., which owns and operates www.find.co.uk - one of the UK’s leading consumer finance portals - announces the acquisition of The Independent Research Group Ltd, owners of Defaqto, a leading independent product research business, that originates, evaluates and distributes a vast array of data to the UK financial services industry.
buyer: Find Portal Limited
Find Portal Limited, and its wholly owned subsidiary Omnium Communications Limited (Omnium), specialise in strategic online marketing and brand development for the financial services sector. Find owns and operates www.find.co.uk, one of the UK’s leading consumer finance portals. "
target parent: 3i Group Plc
target: Defaqto Limited
Defaqto Limited, the principal UK operating subsidiary of The Independent Research Group Limited (“TIRL”), is an independent financial data collection and research company established in November 1993 to provide comprehensive and up-to-date product information to the financial services industry.
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closed 9/6/2006 via BusinessWire

TA Associates, acquired SmartStream Technologies

synopsis: SmartStream Technologies, the market leading provider of Transaction Lifecycle Management solutions, announced that TA Associates has completed its buyout of the firm from SmartStream's previous majority shareholder 3i. TA Associates is one of the world's leading buyout and private equity firms.
buyer: TA Associates
Founded in 1968, TA Associates is one of the largest and most experienced private equity firms. The firm has invested in nearly 400 companies and manages more than $16 billion in capital. "
target parent: 3i Group Plc
target: SmartStream Technologies
SmartStream Technologies Limited provides transaction lifecycle management solutions. The company offers software solutions that bring automation and control to the middle and back office.
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announced 2/23/2006 via Reuters

3i Group Plc, will acquire Chorion plc

synopsis: Private equity firm 3i Group and management of Chorion have agreed to buy the media firm that owns the rights to the children's character Noddy for 110.7 million pounds in cash.
buyer: 3i Group Plc (TGOPF:$403.39)
3i is a world leader in private equity and venture capital We focus on buyouts, growth capital and venture capital and invest across Europe, the US and Asia. Our competitive advantage comes from our international network. 3i manages over £5.7 billion of assets. "
target: Chorion plc
Chorion owns, develops and manages intellectual property brands. The company's strategy is to acquire classic literary estates and then to re-invigorate them through a brand creation process in order to build their value in publishing and in other avenues of exploitation such as television.
price ($mm)
$227
rev ($mm)
$65
EBITDA ($mm)
$15
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
15.0x
closed 1/26/2006 via BNC Analysis

VNU Business Publications b.v., acquired Breakthrough Publishing Limited

synopsis: VNU Business Publications Ltd, the London-based publishing arm of VNU Business Media Europe (BME), has purchased The Inquirer, one of the leading technology news sites. The investment is part of VNU’s ongoing strategy to enhance its online portfolio and transform its business into a fully cross-media content publishing organisation.
buyer parent: 3i Group Plc
buyer: VNU Business Publications b.v.
VNU Business Media Europe is the leading European technology publisher in the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Belgium in advertising and readership marketshare. In these seven countries we publish approximately 70 trade magazines, all together some 70 million copies per year. "
target: Breakthrough Publishing Limited
The Inquirer is a leading global web site for IT news and comment. The Inquirer carries news, features, opinion pieces and reviews aimed at buyers, system integrators, consumers and industry players in the PC industry.
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closed 11/28/2005 via BNC Analysis

3i Group Plc, purchased a minority stake in Poliris SA

synopsis: Britain's 3i Group plc has paid €60 million ($71 million) to take a 34% stake in Poliris SA, valuing the French Internet property listings site at €180 million and making it that country's largest online deal since Yahoo! Inc.'s purchase of an online shopping site last year.
buyer: 3i Group Plc (TGOPF:$403.39)
3i is a world leader in private equity and venture capital We focus on buyouts, growth capital and venture capital and invest across Europe, the US and Asia. Our competitive advantage comes from our international network. 3i manages over £5.7 billion of assets. "
target: Poliris SA
POLIRIS publishes today four Internet sites of contents and services. POLIRIS is an independent Group, in constant evolution which positions like an Editor with multimedia know-how "and multi-trades".
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announced 9/19/2005 via BNC Analysis

Johnston Press plc, will acquire Local Press Ltd

synopsis: Johnston has agreed to acquire Belfast, Northern Ireland-based Local Press for £65 million ($117 million) from London private equity firm 3i Group plc.
buyer: Johnston Press plc (LSE:JPR:$286.11)
Johnston Press plc is a major publisher of quality local newspapers and local internet sites, basing its publishing philosophy on local service to local communities. "
target parent: 3i Group Plc
target: Local Press Ltd
Local Press Ltd is the owner of the Belfast News Letter and Derry Journal.
price ($mm)
$117
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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 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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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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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:$4,833.48)
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.
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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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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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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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$82.82
EBIT ($mm)
$45.09
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2420
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Ticker: XTRA:G6P
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Going Public Media
Going Public Media
Going Public Media AG engages in the publishing and distribution of newspapers and magazines. It specializes in the publications on venture capital, private equity, corporate finance, and small and medium capital research. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Wolfratshausen, Germany.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$2.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.21
EBIT ($mm)
$0.09
Net Income ($mm)
$0.14
Employees
23
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Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,864.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$311.04
EBIT ($mm)
$214.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6900
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Ticker: RBCM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RBC Holding
RBC is one of Russia's largest and most dynamic media companies. It operates in the Internet, television and print media segments. RBC occupies a leading position on the business information market in Russia and the CIS, and is expanding its presence in the area of general interest Internet.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$144.35
EBITDA ($mm)
$15.98
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: DJCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Journal Corp.
Daily Journal Corp.
Daily Journal Corp. publishes newspapers in California, Washington, Arizona, Colorado and Nevada and the California Lawyer magazine and produces several specialized information services. It provides news of interest to California lawyers.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$44.71
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.87
EBIT ($mm)
($2.60)
Net Income ($mm)
$2.15
Employees
310
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Ticker: LSE:CAU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media plc
Centaur Media is a leading UK based business information, publishing and events group. It provides marketing and information solutions to buyers and sellers within several high value professional and commercial market communities.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$91.02
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.59
EBIT ($mm)
$2.07
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
758
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Ticker: OTCNO:NHST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NHST Media Group
NHST Media Group
The NHST Media Group aims to be the best and leading provider of business news in Norway and a world leader in the following three market segments: shipping, seafood, and oil & gas.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$128.29
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.92
EBIT ($mm)
$1.48
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
633
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Ticker: TSE:6054
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Livesense Inc.
Livesense Inc.
Livesense is a Tokyo-based Internet media company known for its job search site with the business model that rewards users when they land a new job. Livesense also operates websites that help people to find apartments and comparison sites for various business services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$59.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.17
EBIT ($mm)
$1.83
Net Income ($mm)
$3.19
Employees
299
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Ticker: DB:IFS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Infas Holding AG
Infas Holding Aktiengesellschaft is a German holding company engaged in the advertising and marketing sectors. The Company divides its activities into the two business segments: Marketing and Social Research, and Photographic news agency.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$34.24
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.36
EBIT ($mm)
$4.12
Net Income ($mm)
$2.62
Employees
168
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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
2021
rev ($mm)
$20,635.61
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$4,952.87
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
2021
rev ($mm)
$14,638.28
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$3,859.73
Employees
0
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$6,117.50
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,728.70
EBIT ($mm)
$2,675.80
Net Income ($mm)
$1,829.50
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
2021
rev ($mm)
$5,981.01
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$1,831.72
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:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
Employees
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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)
$622.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$534.00
EBIT ($mm)
$487.00
Net Income ($mm)
$320.00
Employees
0
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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: 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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