Like Zap Group Ltd.

closed 5/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

Apax Partners, acquired Zap Group Ltd.

synopsis: Zap Group, which owns consumer information and price comparison websites in Israel such as Zap, Yellow Pages, and Rest, has been acquired by private equity firm Apax Partners.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is a global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies. Funds advised by Apax Partners typically invest in large companies with an enterprise value between €1bn and €5bn. The Funds invest in four sectors: Consumer, Healthcare, Services and Tech & Telco. "
target: Zap Group Ltd.
Zap Group owns consumer information and price comparison websites in Israel such as Zap, Yellow Pages, and Rest. ZAP GROUP is the largest, leading consumer internet group in Israel.
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closed 9/9/2020 via Company Press Release

HotelRunner, Inc., acquired RateFor

synopsis: Travel tech startup HotelRunner has acquired the RateFor, a rate analysis, shopping, and comparison platform based in Turkey. The acquisition of RateFor is part of HotelRunner's big data strategy to offer a complete tech stack for hotels, including property management, online direct bookings, channel management, and rate intelligence and comparison
buyer: HotelRunner, Inc.
HotelRunner is a freemium, cloud-based online sales, digital marketing, and channel management platform that assists hotels and travel agencies with improving their online outreach. The company helps create innovative sales channels, improve international brand recognition, and reach more customers."
target: RateFor
Turkey-based RateFor is a global rate analysis, rate shopping, and rate comparison platform for hotels and travel agencies. RateFor reports the rates of thousands of properties that are displayed across 18 online sales channels on one screen and in the form of multiple listings.
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closed 8/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

NerdWallet, Inc., acquired Know Your Money

synopsis: NerdWallet, a personal finance company that aims to provide clarity for all of life's financial decisions, has acquired Know Your Money, an independent financial comparison website in the UK. Know Your Money allows users to compare credit cards, loans, mortgages, business bank accounts, insurance, and more.
buyer: NerdWallet, Inc.
NerdWallet is a personal finance company that aims to provide clarity for all of life's financial decisions. NerdWallet provides tools and advice that make it easy to expertly pay off debt, choose the best financial products and services and tackle major life goals, like buying a house. "
target: Know Your Money
Know Your Money is an independent financial comparison website in the UK. Know Your Money aims to provide clear, accurate and transparent comparisons for a wide range of financial products. The site allows users to compare credit cards, loans, mortgages, business bank accounts, insurance, and more.
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Swegaming AB, acquired Veloxia AB

synopsis: Swegaming AB, a leading player in the Swedish market for credit card and loan intermediation, has acquired Veloxia AB, which operates most comparison sites on the Swedish market, including Lånen.se and Alltomkreditkort.se.
buyer: Swegaming AB
Swegaming AB is a leading affiliate marketing company in Sweden. Their flagship products include comparison websites for credit cards, sports betting and loans. Swegaming helps businesses to drive traffic in a sustainable and responsible way. "
target: Veloxia AB
Veloxia AB provides online insurance, credit card, and loan comparison services. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Stockholm, Sweden.
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closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

JurisTech, acquired iMoney

synopsis: JurisTech, a leading Malaysian financial technology company that serves most major banks in Malaysia, has acquired iMoney, Southeast Asia’s largest financial comparison portal with operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. iMoney compares credit cards, loans, broadband, and insurance products on its website.
buyer: JurisTech
JurisTech is a leading Malaysian financial technology company that serves most major banks in Malaysia. JurisTech offers solutions for debt collection, loan origination management, credit scoring, digital banking, document management, chatbots, and more. "
target: iMoney
iMoney is Southeast Asia’s largest financial comparison portal with operations in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and the Philippines. iMoney compares credit cards, loans, broadband, and insurance products on its website and provides telephone-based advice to consumers.
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announced 7/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

LINE Man Corporation Pte. Ltd., will acquire Wongnai Media Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Delivery app Line Man says it will merge with Wongnai, a restaurant review platform. Wongnai has more than 10 million users each month and holds the largest restaurant database in Thailand, with over 400,000 restaurants nationwide.
buyer parent: Naver Corporation
buyer: LINE Man Corporation Pte. Ltd.
Line Man, which has operated in the Thai market since 2016 under Line Thailand, offers six services: delivery of food, groceries, convenience store items and parcels, plus messenger and taxi hailing services. "
target: Wongnai Media Co., Ltd.
Wongnai is a restaurant review platform. Wongnai has more than 10 million users each month and holds the largest restaurant database in Thailand, with over 400,000 restaurants nationwide.
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closed 6/24/2020 via Company Press Release

Hajime Suzuki, purchased Travelzoo Japan K.K. from Travelzoo Inc

synopsis: Travelzoo, Inc., an Internet media company that provides its members with insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences, has sold its Japanese branch, Travelzoo Japan K.K., to Mr. Hajime Suzuki. The parties entered into a License Agreement, whereby Travelzoo Japan obtained a license to use intellectual property from Travelzoo exclusively in Japan.
buyer: Hajime Suzuki
Hajime Suzuki is the general manager of Travelzoo Japan K.K. "
seller: Travelzoo Inc (:$102.58)
Travelzoo Japan K.K. is the Japanese branch of Travelzoo, Inc. Heaquartered in New York, Travelzoo is an Internet media company that provides its 30 million members insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences personally reviewed by deal experts around the globe.
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closed 6/1/2020 via PR Web

Excel Impact, LLC, acquired AgileRates

synopsis: Excel Impact, an online advertising and customer acquisition firm with a focus on the insurance industry, has acquired AgileRates, a performance marketing company that connects insurance companies with home and auto insurance seekers in real-time. AgileRates operates an insurance comparison website that provides users with custom, accurate quotes.
buyer: Excel Impact, LLC
Excel Impact is an online advertising and customer acquisition firm with a focus on the insurance industry. Excel Impact specializes in lead generation, inbound calls, and internet advertising for its core products, which include Medicare, health, and final expense life insurance. "
target: AgileRates
AgileRates is a performance marketing company that connects insurance companies with home and auto insurance seekers in real-time. AgileRates operates an insurance comparison website that provides users with custom, accurate quotes to help them find quality, low cost insurance coverage.
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closed 5/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

ShopFully International Group, acquired PromoQui

synopsis: ShopFully, the Italian tech company leader of the Drive To Store, known in Italy for the DoveConveni marketplace, has finalized the acquisition of 100% of PromoQui SpA, one of the reference players in the info-commerce market. PromoQui, based in Italy, is the national reference for geo-localized savings
buyer: ShopFully International Group
ShopFully, well known in Italy through the brand DoveConviene, is the leading digital platform for smart shopping used by 30 million users worldwide when getting ready to go shopping in their neighborhood to save time, save money and find their favourite brands and products. "
target: PromoQui
PromoQui, based in Italy, is the national reference for geo-localized savings, the point of contact between the Retailer and its potential customers. With their web platform and App users will find flyers and the best offers in the shops closest to them.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Socialwire Co., Ltd., acquired YUYU BEAUTY

synopsis: Social Wire, a company in Japan that is engaged in the news wire and incubation businesses, has acquired YUYU BEAUTY, a company that provides online beauty and makeup tutorial videos. It also provides influencer and digital public relations services. The company is based in Yangon, Myanmar.
buyer: Socialwire Co., Ltd. (TSE:3929:$34.31)
Socialwire is a company in Japan that is engaged in the news wire and incubation businesses. The company provides press release delivery services to companies, government agencies, and organizations. Their incubation business provides consulting services to companies in the start-up stages. "
target: YUYU BEAUTY
YUYU BEAUTY Company Limited provides online beauty and makeup tutorial videos. It also provides influencer and digital public relations services. The company is based in Yangon, Myanmar.
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closed 5/6/2020 via PR Web

QL Gaming Group, acquired Accuscore

synopsis: The QL Gaming Group (QLGG), a direct to consumer sports data and iGaming affiliate platform, has acquired Accuscore, a sports simulation company. Accuscore covers all major US sports and 13 global soccer leagues. Their predictions are used for sports betting and fantasy sports to help their subscribers choose the right team.
buyer: QL Gaming Group
The QL Gaming Group (QLGG) is a direct to consumer sports data and iGaming affiliate platform. QLGG’s mission is to educate sports fans through data-driven products. They offer products for sports betting, daily fantasy sports, and season long fantasy sports. "
target: Accuscore
Accuscore is a sports simulation company that accurately simulates sporting events prior to their scheduled time. Accuscore covers all major US sports and 13 global soccer leagues. Their predictions are used for sports betting and fantasy sports to help their subscribers choose the right team.
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closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

One1 Software Technologies Ltd., acquired mySupermarket

synopsis: ONE Technologies, one of Israel's top IT companies that specializes in software and systems integration, is acquiring mySupermarket, a supermarket shopping and comparison website that helps users to compare prices across different stores. mySupermarket operates in Israel and in the United Kingdom.
buyer: One1 Software Technologies Ltd. (TASE:ONE:$459.06)
One1 is one of Israel's top IT companies. The company specializes in software and systems integration. One1 provides a complete array of IT solutions to thousands of customers in various industries. They offer services for IT consulting, ERP, CRM, hardware, cloud, BI, POS, cyber security, and more. "
target: mySupermarket
mySupermarket designs a supermarket shopping and comparison website that helps users to compare prices across different stores. mySupermarket operates in Israel and in the United Kingdom.
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announced 4/20/2020 via Company Press Release

Incisive Media Ltd, will acquire TrustedReviews.com Ltd.

synopsis: Incisive Media has agreed to acquire the highly-regarded reviews platform Trusted Reviews, www.trustedreviews.com, from TI Media. Based in the UK, Trusted Reviews exists to give their readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy. Trusted Reviews employs experienced expert reviewers, who thoroughly test everything they recommend.
buyer: Incisive Media Ltd
Incisive Media is an award-winning B2B information and events business. Customers rely on them to deliver news, opinion and insight to inform critical business decisions; networking to engage them with industry peers and partners; and create marketing solutions to enable their business to perform. "
target parent: Epiris LLP
target: TrustedReviews.com Ltd.
Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give their readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy. Trusted Reviews employs experienced expert reviewers, who thoroughly test everything they recommend. They are one of the most influential reviews websites in the UK.
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closed 4/13/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Security.org, acquired SecurityBaron

synopsis: Security.org, which helps Americans find and compare the best home security, digital privacy and identity theft products, has acquired SecurityBaron, including its popular YouTube video channel. Founded in New York City’s Brooklyn borough, SecurityBaron grew quickly into a trusted source for home security equipment through hands-on video reviews.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: Security.org
Security.org reviews the newest technologies, products and services available to secure our digital and physical lives. Security.org's research team focuses on home safety, digital safety and identity theft. "
target: SecurityBaron
Security Baron is a consumer-focused website dealing in matters of security — home security, property security, cybersecurity, and more. Founded in New York City’s Brooklyn borough in 2018, SecurityBaron grew quickly into a trusted source for home security equipment through hands-on video reviews.
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announced 3/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Aqualine Ltd., will acquire EPARK Rescue Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Aqualine, a Japanese provider of emergency plumbing services, will acquire EPARK Rescue from EPARK, an online reservation service in Japan. EPARK Rescue is a comparison site for home services in Japan. EPARK Rescue allows people to search and compare home renovation, glass repair, pest control, appliance repair, and locksmith services.
buyer: Aqualine Ltd. (TSE:6173:$55.38)
Aqualine is a Japanese provider of emergency plumbing services. Aqualine provides emergency repair services for kitchens, bathrooms, toilets, and other water supply products. The company also produces and sells high quality mineral water under their aqua-aqua brand. "
target parent: eBase Solutions, Inc.
target: EPARK Rescue Co., Ltd.
EPARK Rescue is a comparison site for home services in Japan. EPARK Rescue allows people to search and compare various services providers. The site provides detailed descriptions, prices, and phone numbers for home renovation, glass repair, pest control, appliance repair, and locksmith services.
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closed 3/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Outdooractive, acquired mountNpass

synopsis: Outdooractive, Europe’s largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and skiing, has acquired mountNpass, a digital cycling network in France. mountNpass enables cyclists to discover the best cycling and mountain biking routes in France and Europe. The platform provides guides for destinations, amenities, and cycling clubs.
buyer: Outdooractive
Outdooractive is Europe’s largest outdoor portal for hiking, cycling, mountain biking and skiing. Outdooractive provides countless trails, tracks and route suggestions with detailed descriptions and photos. Their travel guides and app allow people to easily plan their routes and discover the world. "
target: mountNpass
mountNpass is a digital cycling network in France. mountNpass enables cyclists of all experience levels to discover the best cycling and mountain biking routes in France and Europe. The platform provides guides for destinations, amenities, and cycling clubs.
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announced 2/25/2020 via BusinessWire

Intuit, Inc., will acquire Credit Karma

synopsis: Intuit, proud maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint, announced that it has agreed to acquire Credit Karma, a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$6,857.00)
Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. "
target: Credit Karma
Credit Karma is a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress. Whether they're interested in getting a better deal on a loan, looking for ways to save, or simply monitoring their credit, they offer a range of tools and personalized recommendations.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Heycar, acquired HonestJohn.co.uk Ltd

synopsis: Heycar, an online used car marketplace in the UK, has acquired HonestJohn.co.uk, a consumer motoring site in the UK. HonestJohn.co.uk aims to provide consumers with in-depth motoring advice and informed opinions based on honest and transparent information. The site features more than 3,600 car reviews, up-to-date news, motoring advice, and more.
buyer: Heycar
Heycar is an online used car marketplace in the UK. Heycar lets users search for and buy a used car, as well as arrange financing, on its portal. They only feature the best used cars from selected dealers. Heycar offers all kinds of cars from leading brands such as Audi, Ford, Volkswagen and more. "
target: HonestJohn.co.uk Ltd
HonestJohn.co.uk is a consumer motoring site in the UK. HonestJohn.co.uk aims to provide consumers with in-depth motoring advice and informed opinions based on honest and transparent information. The site features more than 3,600 car reviews, up-to-date news, motoring advice, and more.
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closed 2/12/2020 via Company Press Release

MotorEasy, acquired Motokiki

synopsis: MotorEasy, the UK’s fastest growing motoring association, has acquired Motokiki, the UK’s first impartial tyre comparison site. Motokiki helps people to find the right tyres at the best prices. Their platform allows people to quickly search and compare hundreds of tyres from garages near them.
buyer: MotorEasy
MotorEasy is the UK’s fastest growing motoring association. MotorEasy provides MOT, car servicing, car repairs, market-leading car warranty protection, breakdown cover, GAP insurance and many more products associated with owning and running a car. "
target: Motokiki
Motokiki is the UK’s first impartial tyre comparison site. Motokiki helps people to find the right tyres at the best prices. Their platform allows people to quickly search and compare hundreds of tyres from garages near them.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Quickbima.com merged with Easypolicy,

synopsis: Quickbima.com has merged with Easypolicy, India's best insurance comparison website. Quickbima.com is an insurance rate comparison website in India. The platform allows users to compare car insurance, health insurance, bike insurance, term insurance, and travel insurance.
buyer parent: Unilazer Ventures
buyer: Easypolicy
Easypolicy is India's best insurance comparison website. Easypolicy's mission is to simplify the insurance world for their users and make it understandable and accessible to everyone. Their platform allows users to compare all types of insurance, including health, car, term, and travel insurance. "
target: Quickbima.com
Quickbima.com is India's preferred insurance rate comparison website. Quickbima.com provides unbiased and authenticated rate comparison for all leading insurance companies. The platform allows users to compare car insurance, health insurance, bike insurance, term insurance, and travel insurance.
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closed 5/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

Apax Partners, acquired Zap Group Ltd.

synopsis: Zap Group, which owns consumer information and price comparison websites in Israel such as Zap, Yellow Pages, and Rest, has been acquired by private equity firm Apax Partners.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is a global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies. Funds advised by Apax Partners typically invest in large companies with an enterprise value between €1bn and €5bn. The Funds invest in four sectors: Consumer, Healthcare, Services and Tech & Telco. "
target: Zap Group Ltd.
Zap Group owns consumer information and price comparison websites in Israel such as Zap, Yellow Pages, and Rest. ZAP GROUP is the largest, leading consumer internet group in Israel.
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announced 9/9/2020 via BusinessWire

ECi Software Solutions, will acquire Shoptech Industrial Software

synopsis: ECI Software Solutions, a leader in cloud-based business management solutions, will acquire Shoptech Industrial Software Corp., a provider of Enterprise Resource Planning software for job shops and made-to-order manufacturers. Upon completion of the deal, Shoptech will become part of ECI’s Manufacturing division.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: ECi Software Solutions
ECI Software Solutions provides industry-specific business software solutions and services, focusing on cloud-based technologies. For 30+ years, ECI has served small to medium-sized manufacturing, wholesale/retail distribution, building and construction, and field service organizations. "
target: Shoptech Industrial Software
Shoptech is a provider of Enterprise Resource Planning software for job shops and made-to-order manufacturers. Shoptech’s products help manufacturers better manage the complexities of their manufacturing operations, including quoting, scheduling, purchasing, shipping, and accounting.
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announced 9/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Apax Partners, will acquire MyCase Inc.

synopsis: AppFolio, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based business software solutions, services and data analytics, will sell 100% of the equity interest of its wholly-owned subsidiary, MyCase, which provides legal practice and case management software solutions, to Funds advised by Apax Partners.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is a leading global private equity advisory firm. The Apax Funds invest in companies across four global sectors of Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare and Consumer. These funds provide long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. "
target parent: AppFolio
target: MyCase Inc.
Founded in 2010, MyCase is a leading provider of cloud-based legal practice management software and payment services to law firms serving over 11,000 customers. MyCase has offices in Santa Barbara, CA and San Diego, CA.
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closed 9/3/2020 via BusinessWire

ECi Software Solutions, acquired ThermoGRID

synopsis: ECI Software Solutions, a leader in cloud-based business management solutions, announced that it has acquired ThermoGRID, a cloud-based solution that makes doing business more efficient and profitable for small to medium residential service companies.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: ECi Software Solutions
ECI Software Solutions provides industry-specific business software solutions and services, focusing on cloud-based technologies. For 30+ years, ECI has served small to medium-sized manufacturing, wholesale/retail distribution, building and construction, and field service organizations. "
target: ThermoGRID
ThermoGRID is a SaaS solution designed to help contractors, cleaning companies, electricians, HVAC technicians, lawn care/landscaping businesses and plumbers to manage scheduling, dispatching, invoicing, client history and inventory management, among other functions.
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Business Integration Partners S.p.a., acquired Chaucer Group Limited

synopsis: Growth Capital Partners (GCP) has sold UK-based consultancy firm Chaucer to Italian management consulting and business integration specialist Business Integration Partners (Bip), a portfolio company of Apax France. Bip acquired a stake of 51% in Chaucer, a digital transformation consultancy.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Business Integration Partners S.p.a.
Based in Italy, Business Integration Partners S.p.a. (Bip) is an International Consulting Company specialized in transforming the future of large and complex business. "
target parent: Growth Capital Partners LLP
target: Chaucer Group Limited
Chaucer, based in the UK, helps clients transform beyond a technology focus, developing their culture, improving their strategy and operating models to enable them as digital enterprises. Chaucer is more than a digital transformation consultancy; they are people-focused catalysts for change.
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closed 6/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Expereo, acquired Comsave

synopsis: Netherlands-based Expereo has acquired Comsave, accelerating the automation of sourcing and provisioning of its suite of global Internet access services. Headquartered in Amsterdam, Comsave's industry-disruptive e-commerce platform automates the sourcing and provisioning of Internet and last-mile access services across multiple service providers.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Expereo
Netherlands-based Expereo is the leading provider of managed network solutions, including global internet connectivity, SD-WAN, and cloud acceleration services. Expereo is the trusted partner of 30% of Fortune 500 companies and powers enterprise and government sites worldwide. "
target: Comsave
Netherlands-based Comsave is Europe's fastest-growing independent network intelligence and connectivity platform. Its industry-disruptive e-commerce platform automates the sourcing and provisioning of Internet and last-mile access services across multiple service providers.
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ECi Software Solutions, will acquire ProsperityERP

synopsis: ECI Software Solutions, a leader in cloud-based business management solutions, has agreed to acquire substantially all of the assets of Prosperity, a business software company serving the lumber, building materials (LBM) and hardlines industry.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: ECi Software Solutions
ECI Software Solutions provides industry-specific business software solutions and services, focusing on cloud-based technologies. For 30+ years, ECI has served small to medium-sized manufacturing, wholesale/retail distribution, building and construction, and field service organizations. "
target: ProsperityERP
Prosperity is a software development company specializing in business software for the retail and wholesale lumber, hardware and supply industry.
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closed 5/11/2020 via BusinessWire

ECi Software Solutions, acquired BuildTools

synopsis: ECI Software Solutions, a leader in cloud-based business management solutions, announced that it has acquired BuildTools, a web-based construction management platform for custom builders and remodelers.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: ECi Software Solutions
ECI Software Solutions provides industry-specific business software solutions and services, focusing on cloud-based technologies. For 30+ years, ECI has served small to medium-sized manufacturing, wholesale/retail distribution, building and construction, and field service organizations. "
target: BuildTools
BuildTools is web-based, accessible from anywhere, and provides a foundation for all builder client subcontractor architect communication. BuildTools manages all e-mail, site photos, weekly & daily reports, material selections, payment requests, project documents, punch-lists & warranty tracking.
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closed 2/19/2020 via PR Newswire

Lexitas, acquired James, Sanderson & Lowers, Inc.

synopsis: Lexitas, a leading provider of technology-enabled litigation services, has acquired James, Sanderson & Lowers (JS&L), an iconic medical record retrieval firm. JS&L uses a custom-designed computerized system to efficiently process customer requests and maintains a secure server for the electronic delivery of records.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Lexitas
Lexitas is a leading national provider of litigation support services to law firms, corporations, and insurance companies. Services include medical record retrieval, court reporting, and legal videography. "
target: James, Sanderson & Lowers, Inc.
James, Sanderson & Lowers (JS&L) is an iconic professional record retrieval firm. JS&L uses a custom-designed computerized system to efficiently process customer requests and maintains a secure server for the electronic delivery of records.
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announced 2/13/2020 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, will acquire Cadence Education, Inc.

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners announced they have reached an agreement to acquire Cadence Education, a leading provider of early childhood education in North America, from investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is a leading global private equity advisory firm. The Apax Funds invest in companies across four global sectors of Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare and Consumer. These funds provide long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. "
target parent: Morgan Stanley
target: Cadence Education, Inc.
Cadence Education is one of the premier early childhood educators in the United States, operating more than 225 private preschools across the country. Cadence has developed an unparalleled expertise in preparing students to thrive in the next step of their childhood.
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closed 1/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Boats Group, acquired Annonces du Bateau

synopsis: Boats Group, the tech business behind the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world, has acquired Annonces du Bateau from CarBoat Media, the French leader in car, motorcycle and boat classifieds. Annonces du Bateau is a boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Boats Group
Boats Group operates the largest online marketplaces for boats and yachts in the world. Boats Group makes it easy for people to buy and sell boats through their five industry-leading brands, YachtWorld, Boat Trader, boats.com, CosasDeBarcos and YachtCloser. "
target parent: Axel Springer SE
target: Annonces du Bateau
Annonces du Bateau is a leading boat marketplace in France. Annonces du Bateau allows people to buy, rent, or sell boats anywhere in France. The platform has over 13,000 listed ads for boats from leading brands such as Quicksilver, Cranchi, Sea Ray, Bayliner, and more.
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Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking, acquired Aptos Inc

synopsis: Aptos announced that funds affiliated with the Merchant Banking Division of Goldman Sachs has acquired Aptos, Inc. from funds advised by Apax Partners. Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, delivers innovative, cloud-native and comprehensive omni-channel solutions to more than 1,000 retail brands in 65 countries.
buyer parent: Goldman Sachs & Co.
buyer: Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking
Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division (GS MBD) is the primary center for the firm's long-term principal investing activity. GS MBD is one of the leading private capital investors in the world with equity and credit investments across infrastructure, corporate and real estate strategies. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Aptos Inc
Aptos, Inc., a recognized market leader in retail technology solutions, delivers innovative, cloud-native and comprehensive omni-channel solutions to more than 1,000 retail brands in 65 countries.
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announced 12/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Apax Partners, will acquire GRAITEC

synopsis: Apax Partners, a leading global private equity advisory firm, will acquire a majority stake in France based GRAITEC, a publisher and distributor of BIM (Building Information Modelling) software for design, calculation, simulation, manufacturing, and collaborative management in Europe and America.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is a leading global private equity advisory firm. The Apax Funds invest in companies across four global sectors of Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare and Consumer. These funds provide long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. "
target parent: Isatis Capital
target: GRAITEC
France-based GRAITEC is a Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions company for design, computing, simulation, manufacturing, and collaborative management, and an Autodesk partner. GRAITEC supports digital transformation by offering BIM software solutions, consulting, and training.
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closed 4/23/2020 via PE Hub

Apax Partners, acquired Coalfire Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Coalfire, a provider of cybersecurity advisory and assessment services, announced that its acquisition by Funds advised by Apax Partners has been finalized. Coalfire is a cybersecurity advisor that helps private and public-sector organizations avert threats, close gaps, and effectively manage risk.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is a leading global private equity advisory firm. The Apax Funds invest in companies across four global sectors of Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare and Consumer. These funds provide long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: Coalfire Systems, Inc.
Coalfire is a cybersecurity advisor that helps private and public-sector organizations avert threats, close gaps, and effectively manage risk. With services that cover all aspects of cybersecurity, Coalfire helps clients understand risk and empowers them to manage it effectively.
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announced 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apax Partners, will acquire Destiny NV

synopsis: Apax Partners, a Paris-based European leader in private equity, has signed an agreement with Mentha Capital to succeed them as investor in the Destiny Group, a provider of secure cloud communication solutions, focusing primarily on small and medium-sized innovative companies.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is a leading global private equity advisory firm. The Apax Funds invest in companies across four global sectors of Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare and Consumer. These funds provide long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. "
target parent: Mentha Capital
target: Destiny NV
Belgium-based Destiny is a provider of secure cloud communication solutions, focusing primarily on small and medium-sized innovative companies. With the Destiny cloud interaction platform, companies can communicate more efficiently from anywhere and with any device.
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closed 10/24/2019 via BusinessWire

GlobalLogic, Inc., acquired Assign Group AB

synopsis: GlobalLogic Inc., a leader in digital product engineering, announced that it has acquired Assign Group, a software design and engineering firm headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Assign Group develops digitally-driven user experiences for industries including automotive, information technology, and aerospace.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: GlobalLogic, Inc.
GlobalLogic is a full-lifecycle product development services leader that combines deep domain expertise and cross-industry experience to connect makers with markets globally. GlobalLogic collaborates with clients to show them how strategic research and development can become a tool for their future."
target: Assign Group AB
Headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden, Assign Group is a consultancy that provides a wide range of human-centered design capabilities and highly skilled electronics and software engineering to customers for in-house or on-site product development.
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closed 3/2/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Sophos

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors, has acquired Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting over organizations from advanced cyberthreats.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. The firm currently manages a series of private equity funds representing more than $30 billion of equity commitments. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Sophos (LSE:SOPH:$710.60)
Founded in Oxford, England, Sophos is a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity, protecting over organizations from advanced cyberthreats. Sophos’ cloud-native and AI-enhanced solutions secure endpoints and networks against evolving cybercriminal tactics and techniques.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,722 [$3,860]
rev ($mm)
$727
EBITDA ($mm)
$84
EV / rev
5.4x
EV / EBITDA
46.7x
closed 10/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Genius Sports Group Limited, acquired Oppia Performance

synopsis: Genius Sports, a UK-based global leader in sports data technology, distribution and integrity services, acquired Oppia Performance, a Belgian streaming and performance analysis company whose innovative software-based solution is designed to help athletes and sport enthusiasts stay on top of their game and up performance levels.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Genius Sports Group Limited
Genius Sports is a UK-based global leader in sports data technology, distribution and integrity services. They work in partnership with sports leagues, federations and rights holders, providing innovative and data-driven solutions to drive revenue and bring fans and customers closer to the action. "
target: Oppia Performance
Headquartered in Belgium, Oppia Performance is a streaming and performance analysis company. Their innovative software-based solution is designed to help athletes and sport enthusiasts stay on top of their game, up performance levels, and increase support and fan-bases.
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closed 9/10/2019 via BusinessWire

GlobalLogic, Inc., acquired Skookum

synopsis: GlobalLogic Inc., a leader in digital product engineering, has acquired Skookum, a digital strategy, design, and development firm. Skookum’s core offerings directly complement GlobalLogic’s portfolio of services, composed of complex software engineering, and strategic design capabilities used to drive cross-industry digital transformation.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: GlobalLogic, Inc.
GlobalLogic is a full-lifecycle product development services leader that combines deep domain expertise and cross-industry experience to connect makers with markets globally. GlobalLogic collaborates with clients to show them how strategic research and development can become a tool for their future."
target: Skookum
Skookum is an award-winning digital strategy, design, and development firm. The company creates digital products that help clients' businesses modernize technology, optimize user experiences, and innovate throughout the product life cycle.
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announced 8/28/2019 via PE Hub

Diginet, will acquire auto24

synopsis: BaltCap has agreed to sell Estonia-based auto24, an automotive classifieds portal in Estonia, to Baltic Classifieds Group, a portfolio of leading online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics. Baltic Classifieds Group operates in Lithuania, its largest market, through Diginet LTU.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Diginet
Baltic Classifieds Group is a portfolio of leading online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics, specialising in five key segments: automotive, real estate, jobs, generalist and ecommerce. The company operates in Lithuania, its largest market, through Diginet LTU. "
target parent: BaltCap
target: auto24
Founded in Tartu and headquartered in Tallinn, Estonia, auto24 is a leading automotive classifieds business in the country connecting buyers and sellers through its auto24.ee portal. It also operates a generalist classifieds site (kuldnebors.ee) in a variety of categories.
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closed 10/3/2019 via BusinessWire

ECi Software Solutions, acquired Trivest Software Group

synopsis: ECI Software Solutions, a leader in cloud-based business management solutions, has acquired Netherlands-based Trivest Beheer B.V., a provider of smart vertical software solutions to the Small-to-Medium Enterprise manufacturing sector. This acquisition will significantly expand ECI’s presence in Europe.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: ECi Software Solutions
ECI Software Solutions provides industry-specific business software solutions and services, focusing on cloud-based technologies. For 30+ years, ECI has served small to medium-sized manufacturing, wholesale/retail distribution, building and construction, and field service organizations. "
target parent: Nedvest Capital
target: Trivest Software Group
Netherlands-based Trivest develops, implements, and integrates smart software solutions for project and customer order-driven companies within the manufacturing industry. Trivest consists of Bemet International, Inventive, Proteus, Ridder Data Systems, Trimergo, and Wintheon.
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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 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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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 4/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

SoFi, acquired 8 Securities Limited

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

Guardian Capital Group, will acquire ModernAdvisor

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

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

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

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

synopsis: Evercore announced that it has acquired the operating businesses of ISI International Strategy & Investment (“ISI”). ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
buyer: Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR:$1,004.73)
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions. "
target: ISI Group, Inc.
ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI strives to be the Street’s best investment research resource for their clients' money management performance. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
price ($mm)
$132
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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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closed 10/1/2010 via BNC Analysis

FXCM Inc., acquired ODL Securities

synopsis: ODL Group Limited (“ODL”), a leading, independent forex, derivatives, equities and commodities broker, has been acquired by US-based FXCM Holdings LLC (“FXCM”), a leading global forex broker that caters to both retail and institutional markets.
buyer: FXCM Inc. (GLBR:$417.32)
FXCM Inc. is a global online provider of foreign exchange (forex) trading and related services to retail and institutional customers worldwide. Clients benefit from FXCM's large network of forex liquidity providers enabling FXCM to offer competitive spreads on major currency pairs. "
target: ODL Securities
ODL Securities Limited (ODLS) commenced trading early in 1995. Initially it specialised in derivatives and equities but recently has seen significant growth in foreign exchange, equity CFDs, Corporate and Government bond trading and other over-the-counter (OTC) products.
price ($mm)
$55
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TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,462.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$194.00
EBIT ($mm)
$140.00
Net Income ($mm)
$84.00
Employees
3912
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Ticker: NEWM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media Investment Group Inc. {duplicate}
New Media is focused primarily on investing in a high quality, diversified portfolio of local media assets, and on growing existing advertising and digital marketing businesses. They are one of the largest publishers of locally based print and online media in the US.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1,048.96
EBITDA ($mm)
$131.58
EBIT ($mm)
$69.66
Net Income ($mm)
$22.70
Employees
10117
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Ticker: BITA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bitauto Holdings Limited
Bitauto Holdings Limited
Bitauto Holdings Limited is a leading provider of Internet content and marketing services for China's fast-growing automotive industry. The Company's websites provide consumers with up-to-date new and used automobile pricing information, specifications, reviews and consumer feedback.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$669.95
EBITDA ($mm)
$85.27
EBIT ($mm)
$71.82
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1902
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Ticker: LSE:MONY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Ltd
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the UK. Through their Websites MoneySuperMarket.com, MoneySavingExpert.com, and TravelsuperMarket.com, they provide online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$463.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$161.90
EBIT ($mm)
$149.94
Net Income ($mm)
$109.86
Employees
631
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Ticker: TSE:2371
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kakaku.com
Kakaku.com, Inc provides price comparison services and products information through its website. The Company also provides Internet advertising services. They are based in Tokyo, Japan.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$396.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$203.72
EBIT ($mm)
$190.96
Net Income ($mm)
$132.08
Employees
727
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Ticker: EHTH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
eHealth, Inc.
eHealth, Inc.
eHealthInsurance, is an online source of health insurance for individuals, families, seniors and small businesses. Through the company's websites consumers can get quotes from leading health insurance carriers, compare plans side by side, and apply for and purchase health insurance products.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$177.28
EBITDA ($mm)
($18.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($22.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
944
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Ticker: ASX:ISU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
iSelect Ltd
iSelect is an Australian comparison website. It aims to save its customers money, time and effort by making available product information and advice for comparison purposes across the widest range of Australian insurers. iSelect allows users to compare insurance, utilities, credit cards, and loans.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$141.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.50
EBIT ($mm)
$16.94
Net Income ($mm)
$12.55
Employees
426
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Travelzoo Inc
Travelzoo Inc
Travelzoo is an Internet media company that provides its 30 million members insider deals and one-of-a-kind experiences personally reviewed by deal experts around the globe. The company specializes in travel, entertainment, and lifestyle experiences.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$102.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.86
EBIT ($mm)
$0.47
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
418
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Ticker: OM:BETCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Better Collective A/S
Better Collective A/S
Better Collective’s vision is to empower iGamers through transparency and technology – this is what has made them the world’s leading developer of digital platforms for betting tips, bookmaker information and iGaming communities. Their portfolio includes more than 2,000+ websites and products.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$75.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$31.30
EBIT ($mm)
$24.33
Net Income ($mm)
$15.55
Employees
364
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Ticker: TSE:3674
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Aucfan Co., Ltd.
Aucfan Co., Ltd.
Aucfan Co. Ltd. is Japan’s largest online auction price comparison and search website. aucfan.com allows users to compare, search, and analyze online auction and ecommerce product and price information, as well as to see the prices and numbers of transactions for products traded in the past.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$39.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.02
EBIT ($mm)
$1.28
Net Income ($mm)
$1.01
Employees
120
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Ticker: NSUR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life Quotes, Inc.
Originally founded in 1984 as Quotesmith Corporation, Life Quotes, Inc. owns and operates a comprehensive consumer information service and companion insurance brokerage service that caters to the needs of self-directed insurance shoppers.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$15.67
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.58)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.37)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: CPSE:BOLIGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Boliga Gruppen A/S
Boliga Gruppen A/S
Headquartered in Denmark, Boliga Gruppen A / S is an independent, listed media group, which is engaged in portal operations with a focus on the housing market as well as the provision of mortgage loans via Reel Finans Ejendomskreditselskab A / S.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.15
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.96
EBIT ($mm)
$0.78
Net Income ($mm)
$2.66
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSXV:LIFT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lift & Co.
Lift & Co.
Lift & Co. is a media and tech platform with a mission of empowering the cannabis industry to make better-informed decisions through information and data. It also hosts the Lift & Co. Expos, which are the largest cannabis consumer trade shows in NA; and the national Canadian Cannabis Awards.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5.09
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.30)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.45)
Net Income ($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: BX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone Group LP
Blackstone is one of the world’s leading investment firms. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They use extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,913.85
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$501.89
Employees
0
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Ticker: CG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carlyle Group
Carlyle Group
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $193 billion of assets under management across 128 funds and 159 fund of funds vehicles as of June 30, 2015. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,614.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$48.60
EBIT ($mm)
($14.20)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: NYSE:APO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management
Apollo Global Management, LLC and its subsidiaries is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit and real estate, with significant distressed expertise.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,537.25
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree Capital Management, LLC
Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments. They emphasize an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt, corporate debt, control investing, convertible securities, real estate and listed equities.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,315.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.51
EBIT ($mm)
$331.49
Net Income ($mm)
$224.77
Employees
0
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Ticker: KKR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages investments across multiple asset classes including private equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate, capital markets, credit strategies, and hedge funds. With offices around the world, KKR manages assets through a variety of investment funds.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,307.71
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$199.44
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSX:ONEX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Onex Corporation
Onex Corporation
Founded in 1984, Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. They acquire and build high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. They also invest in non-investment grade debt through credit funds and collateralized loan obligations.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,081.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$857.00
EBIT ($mm)
$822.00
Net Income ($mm)
$4,277.00
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
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
2019
rev ($mm)
$670.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$215.55
EBIT ($mm)
$199.55
Net Income ($mm)
$178.52
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: 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: TSE:4310
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dream Incubator Inc.
Dream Incubator Inc.
Based in Japan, Dream Incubator, Inc. is a venture capital and private equity firm specializing in incubation and investments in all business stages. They also help companies with their growth and expansion as a strategic consulting and business development firm.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$183.08
EBITDA ($mm)
$18.93
EBIT ($mm)
$17.11
Net Income ($mm)
$11.60
Employees
0
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