Like Industrial Color Brands

closed 8/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Frontenac Company LLC, acquired Industrial Color Brands

synopsis: Stone Canyon Industries, a global industrial holding company, announced that it has sold Industrial Color Brands to Frontenac, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services.
buyer: Frontenac Company LLC
Frontenac is a leading private equity firm, based in Chicago. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the consumer, industrial, and services industries. "
target parent: Stone Canyon Industries
target: Industrial Color Brands
Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services. They led the industry through a culture of innovation, bringing state-of-the-art digital production and post-production solutions to their clients.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Big Machine Design, LLC merged with Roger,

synopsis: Roger, a creative agency that aims to set a new benchmark for multidisciplinary creative studios, has merged with Big Machine Design, a full-service production company that specializes in VFX and Design & Animation with the experience needed to navigate the most challenging multi-stakeholder projects.
buyer: Roger
Roger is a creative agency. With expanded creative firepower, Roger aims to set a new benchmark for multidisciplinary creative studios, offering the best in talent and resources for projects that require branding, design, animation, VFX, VR/AR, live-action, and content development. "
target: Big Machine Design, LLC
Big Machine Design is a full-service production company that specializes in VFX and Design & Animation with the experience needed to navigate the most challenging multi-stakeholder projects. In addition to television spots, BIG MACHINE can also deliver customized versions for social media.
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announced 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Innocean Worldwide Inc., will acquire Wellcom Worldwide

synopsis: Innocean Worldwide, a global marketing & communications company, will be acquiring Wellcom, a global creative production agency. They provide creative solutions across any medium including: digital, print, photography, and video.
buyer: Innocean Worldwide Inc. (KOSE:A214320:$1,018.84)
INNOCEAN Worldwide is a global marketing & communications company. INNOCEAN has formulated and implemented global communication strategies for Hyundai Motor Group. They provide marketing solutions that transcend existing boundaries in order to be effective at every point of contact with customers. "
target: Wellcom Worldwide (ASX:WLL:$108.42)
Wellcom is a global creative production agency. They provide creative solutions across any medium including: digital, print, photography, and video. They champion efficiency while pushing for the best result, working harder and smarter to streamline the advertising process.
price ($mm)[EV]
$153 [$157]*
rev ($mm)
$109
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
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1.7x
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closed 6/12/2019 via Company Press Release

Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., acquired Re:Production Limited

synopsis: Dentsu Inc. announced that its global business headquarters Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd., has reached an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Re:Production Limited (Head Office: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, UK). Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Ltd.
Dentsu Aegis Network is made up of ten global network brands and supported by its specialist/multi-market brands. Dentsu Aegis Network is Innovating the Way Brands Are Built for its clients through its best-in-class expertise and capabilities in media, digital and creative communications services. "
target: Re:Production Limited
Founded in 2010, Re:Production delivers high-quality production solutions for TV commercials, animation and idents, and radio from its dedicated studios in Newcastle. The agency works with leading directors to create award-winning productions for advertising agencies and brands across the UK.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

KeyHolder, Inc., acquired Foolenlarge

synopsis: KeyHolder, a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses, has acquired Foolenlarge, a video production company in Japan. Foolenlarge is involved with the planning and production of TV shows, movies, dramas, commercials, and music videos.
buyer: KeyHolder, Inc. (JASDAQ:4712:$117.42)
KeyHolder is a Japanese company engaged in the amusement, real estate, and commercial facility construction businesses. Through its subsidiaries the company operates a real estate sales business, a live music club, produces TV programs, and produces live entertainment. "
target: Foolenlarge
Founded in 2008, Foolenlarge is a video production company in Japan. Foolenlarge is involved with the planning and production of TV shows, movies, dramas, commercials, and music videos.
price ($mm)
$9.00
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$8
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1.1x
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Psyop, acquired Content & Co.

synopsis: Psyop, the multi-award-winning agency celebrated for its groundbreaking work in animation, design, and live-action production, announces that it has acquired Content & Co, an ever-expanding modern media studio that produces content that elevates the power of a brand.
buyer: Psyop
Psyop is a creative content studio with a simple mission: Persuade, Change and Influence audiences by crafting content that viewers seek out and share. Celebrated for work that has earned Emmys, Lions, and Annies, Psyop specializes in telling stories and designing with meaning for any medium. "
target: Content & Co.
Content & Co is an ever-expanding modern media studio that produces content that elevates the power of a brand. As an end-to-end solution for marketers, Content & Co combines creative, multi-channel distribution and reporting to produce unforgettable brand-authored content.
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closed 4/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

M&C Saatchi plc, acquired Scarecrow Communications Ltd.

synopsis: M&C Saatchi, the world's largest independent advertising network, has acquired Scarecrow Communications, a creative agency in India. Scarecrow Communications has created advertising campaigns and short films for over 50 brands. Their client list includes Viacom 18, Capital First, Zee Learn, Alcon Novartis, Radio City, Anchor Panasonic, and more.
buyer: M&C Saatchi plc (AIM:SAA:$438.72)
Founded in 1995, M&C Saatchi is the world's largest independent advertising network. Powered by its philosophy - Brutal Simplicity of Thought, it comprises of 27 agencies in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Australasia and 8 specialist companies. "
target: Scarecrow Communications Ltd.
Scarecrow Communications Ltd. is a creative agency in India. The company has created advertising campaigns and short films for over 50 brands. Their client list includes Viacom 18, Capital First, Emami, Zee Learn, Alcon Novartis, Radio City, arthimpact, Anchor Panasonic, Reliance Capital and more.
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announced 2/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dentsu Aegis Network Poland, will acquire Propeller Film Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network Poland is to acquire Propeller Film, a production house/film studio based in Warsaw, Poland. They specialize in advertising and television film production as well as photo production.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Dentsu Aegis Network Poland
As part of Dentsu Inc., Dentsu Aegis Network is the first truly global communications network for the digital age. Dentsu Aegis Network Poland is based out of Warsaw, Poland. "
target: Propeller Film Sp. z o.o.
Propeller Film is production house/film studio based in Warsaw, Poland. They specialize in advertising and television film production as well as photo production.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Savvy Group, LLC, acquired Fresh Media Group

synopsis: The Savvy Group, a marketing and media advertising agency based in Pittsburgh, has acquired Fresh Media Group, an advertising agency. Fresh media specializes in video production, editing, website development and digital and social media marketing. They also specialize in Aerial HD Video and Photography, strategic planning and research.
buyer: The Savvy Group, LLC
The Savvy Group is a marketing and media advertising agency. Savvy provides comprehensive campaign development, strategic marketing plans, media planning and buying, research, public relations/media outreach and special events services. "
target: Fresh Media Group
Fresh Media Group is an advertising agency that specializes in video production, editing, website development and digital and social media marketing. They also specialize in Aerial HD Video and Photography, graphic design, media buying management, strategic planning and research.
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closed 12/14/2017 via Company Press Release

Innocean Worldwide Inc., acquired David And Goliath LLC

synopsis: Innocean Worldwide a global marketing & communications company, has acquired David & Goliath, a full-service creative agency. David & Goliath creates breakthrough ideas for TV, print, digital, social, out-of-home, radio, Hispanic market, experiential, graphic design, collateral, web development, branded merchandise, and product innovation.
buyer: Innocean Worldwide Inc. (KOSE:A214320:$1,018.84)
INNOCEAN Worldwide is a global marketing & communications company. INNOCEAN has formulated and implemented global communication strategies for Hyundai Motor Group. They provide marketing solutions that transcend existing boundaries in order to be effective at every point of contact with customers. "
target: David And Goliath LLC
David & Goliath is a full-service creative agency ready to take on Goliath marketing challenges. They create breakthrough ideas for TV, print, digital, social, out-of-home, radio, Hispanic market, experiential, graphic design, collateral, web development, branded merchandise, and product innovation.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bareface, acquired Invisible Artists Pty Ltd

synopsis: Bareface, the Modern Advertising Agency, has acquired Invisible Artists, a production studio that creates motion design & animation content for leading brands. Invisible Artists creates strategically-led digital campaigns, online destinations, native content, and innovative experiences to drive trade & consumer engagement and awareness.
buyer: Bareface
Bareface is the Modern Advertising Agency. Bareface connects people to products and services, achieving the brand clarity, consistency, and authenticity that turns consumers into customers. The company offers advertising, digital marketing, and social media marketing services. "
target: Invisible Artists Pty Ltd
Invisible Artists is a production studio that creates motion design & animation content for leading brands. They create strategically-led digital campaigns, online destinations, native content, and innovative experiences to drive trade & consumer engagement and awareness.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fat Lemon Productions Limited, acquired Fat Lemon Productions Limited

synopsis: The founders of production company Fat Lemon have completed a management buy-out from the Jamie Oliver Group. Fat Lemon produces commercials and content that are foodie, filmic and wildly creative.
buyer: Fat Lemon Productions Limited
Fat Lemon are a young company producing commercials and content that are foodie, filmic and wildly creative. Their directing roster is one of high production values, real integrity and an affinity for a lightness of touch. "
target parent: The Jamie Oliver Group
target: Fat Lemon Productions Limited
Fat Lemon are a young company producing commercials and content that are foodie, filmic and wildly creative. Their directing roster is one of high production values, real integrity and an affinity for a lightness of touch.
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closed 5/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Candee, Inc., acquired Apollo Productions Inc.

synopsis: Candee, Inc. a company that has designed and produced advertisements for a variety of companys such as Starbucks and Panasonic, has acquired Apollo Productions Inc. Apollo Productions creates TV commercials, infomercials, storefront promotional videos, and online promotional videos. They also offer live streaming services.
buyer: Candee, Inc.
Candee Inc. offers online video production, talent management, and advertising services. They have designed and produced advertisements for a variety of companys, including Starbucks, Panasonic, Universal Pictures, LiveUp!, Le Cordon Bleu Japan, and more. "
target: Apollo Productions Inc.
Apollo Productions plans and produces advertisement videos for businesses. They create TV commercials, infomercials, storefront promotional videos, and online promotional videos. They also offer live streaming services. They handle over 500 live broadcasts per month.
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closed 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Cambodia Broadcasting Services Co., Ltd., acquired Legend Tiger Investment Co Ltd.

synopsis: Cambodia Broadcasting Service (CBS), a subsidiary of business tycoon Kith Meng’s Royal Group, has finalised its acquisition of TV advertising company Legend Tiger Investment Co Ltd, creating Cambodia’s largest and best equipped television advertising production facility.
buyer parent: The Royal Group of Companies
buyer: Cambodia Broadcasting Services Co., Ltd.
In over a decade the Cambodian Broadcasting Service (CBS) has been the benchmark of innovation in Cambodian television. CBS owns and operates three of Cambodia's biggest entertainment and news channels – CTN, CNC and MyTV. "
target: Legend Tiger Investment Co Ltd.
Legend Tiger is a Cambodian television advertising studio. They are a full service production facility that carefully plans every step of the film process.
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announced 1/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Weidenhammer Systems Corporation, will acquire Shufflebox Productions, LLC

synopsis: Weidenhammer, a provider of strategy, marketing, and technology solutions that focuses on transforming businesses, announced that they reached an agreement to acquire Shufflebox Productions, LLC., an industry-leading video production company located in Kutztown, PA.
buyer: Weidenhammer Systems Corporation
Weidenhammer Systems Corporation is a provider of information technology solutions for the commercial and education marketplace. Services include: consulting, software development, infrastructure solutions, managed services and cloud solutions, as well as school district administrative solutions. "
target: Shufflebox Productions, LLC
Founded in 2010, Shufflebox is the trusted video production company for a variety of regional and national brands including Men’s Health, eBay Enterprises, Toys R Us, JustBorn, QVC and more. Shufflebox provides services everywhere and anywhere a production needs to be created.
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closed 9/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Octagon, acquired Milkmoney

synopsis: Octagon, a part of the Interpublic Group, has acquired a majority stake in one of APAC’s leading branded entertainment and content production companies, Milkmoney. Milkmoney is a full service production company specialising in branded entertainment – creating stories that connect the audience emotionally to brands.
buyer parent: Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc.
buyer: Octagon
Octagon is the world’s largest sponsorship consulting practice and a pioneer and leader in athlete and personality representation and management. They work with hundreds of blue-chip corporate clients, more than 800 Athletes & Personalities clients, and manage more than 5,000 events per year. "
target: Milkmoney
Milkmoney is a full service production company specialising in branded entertainment – creating stories that connect the audience emotionally to brands.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Gate Films, acquired The Gate Films

synopsis: The Gate Films, an award-winning commercial production company, has undergone a management buyout. Formed in 1996, the Manchester-based company has spent the past two decades creating TV commercials, online content and short films for creative agencies as well as home-grown start-ups. Serena Fylan is becoming managing director.
buyer: The Gate Films
The Gate Films is an award-winning commercial production company. Formed in 1996, the Manchester-based company has spent the past two decades creating TV commercials, online content and short films for creative agencies as well as home-grown start-ups. "
target: The Gate Films
The Gate Films is an award-winning commercial production company. Formed in 1996, the Manchester-based company has spent the past two decades creating TV commercials, online content and short films for creative agencies as well as home-grown start-ups.
price ($mm)
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$9
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announced 7/12/2016 via BNC Analysis

TYO Productions Inc will be merged with AOI Advertising Promotion, Inc.,

synopsis: Aoi Pro. and TYO, Japan's second- and third-largest TV commercial production companies, will combine operations as they seek to better compete in a changing advertising industry.
buyer: AOI Advertising Promotion, Inc.
AOI Pro. Inc. is an all encompassing communications production company whose core business continues to be commercial film production. Garnering numerous international and domestic awards, AOI Pro. has gained a high reputation as a leader in the Japanese advertising and entertainment industries. "
target: TYO Productions Inc
TYO Inc. engages in the planning and production of advertising contents for television commercials and interactive advertising on websites. It operates through the following business segments: Television Commercial, Marketing and Communication, and Other.
price ($mm)[EV]
$118 [$114]
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$291
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
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closed 6/15/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Marketing Group Plc, acquired Nice & Polite

synopsis: The Marketing Group plc, an acquisition vehicle with the purpose of gathering successful marketing businesses under one roof, has acquired Nice & Polite. Nice & Polite is a creative content agency based in the UK. Right from the get go, it has been a well-respected competitor in this particular field, achieving a fair level of success.
buyer: The Marketing Group Plc (OM:TMG:$32.91)
A world leader in the field of innovative marketing, The Marketing Group plc allows global brands to reach their target audience and communicate their message through true expert resources. "
target: Nice & Polite
Nice & Polite, based in the UK, is a creative content agency. Right from the get go, it has been a well-respected competitor in this particular field, achieving a fair level of success. It provides full in-house service production from anything film or TV related all the way to album artworks.
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closed 3/10/2016 via Company Press Release

WeTransfer, acquired Present Plus B.V.

synopsis: WeTransfer announced that it has acquired digital design and innovation studio Present Plus. Established in 2010 by Damian Bradfield and WeTransfer co-founder Nalden, Present Plus focused on making tech simple and useful, and creating content worth sharing. Its award-winning work attracted clients like adidas, MR PORTER, British Airways, and Sonos.
buyer: WeTransfer
WeTransfer is a leading file sharing service, providing a uniquely creative space for people to share files. Launched in 2009 by Bas Beerens and Nalden, WeTransfer was borne out of a simple need to provide a solution for people to send large files easily. "
target: Present Plus B.V.
Established in 2010 by Damian Bradfield and WeTransfer co-founder Nalden, Present Plus focused on making tech simple and useful, and creating content worth sharing. Its award-winning work attracted clients like adidas, MR PORTER, British Airways, Sonos and Christie’s.
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closed 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Industrial Color Brands, acquired Click3X

synopsis: Industrial Color Studios has acquired Click3X, the pioneering film, video and post production studio founded in 1993 by Peter Corbett and known for its industry expertise spanning such areas as VR, AR, CGI and live streaming.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: Industrial Color Brands
Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services. They led the industry through a culture of innovation, bringing state-of-the-art digital production and post-production solutions to their clients. "
target: Click3X
Click3X is a pioneering film, video and post production studio founded in 1993 by Peter Corbett and known for its industry expertise spanning such areas as VR, AR, CGI and live streaming.
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closed 8/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Frontenac Company LLC, acquired Industrial Color Brands

synopsis: Stone Canyon Industries, a global industrial holding company, announced that it has sold Industrial Color Brands to Frontenac, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services.
buyer: Frontenac Company LLC
Frontenac is a leading private equity firm, based in Chicago. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the consumer, industrial, and services industries. "
target parent: Stone Canyon Industries
target: Industrial Color Brands
Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services. They led the industry through a culture of innovation, bringing state-of-the-art digital production and post-production solutions to their clients.
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closed 3/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Industrial Color Brands, purchased Studio Division from eBay Enterprise

synopsis: Industrial Color Brands announced its acquisition of eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions’ Studio Division, purchasing its ecommerce studios in New York, NY, King of Prussia, PA, and Louisville, KY. The Studio Division specializes in ecommerce photography services that enable brands and retailers to deliver consistent omni-channel experiences.
buyer: Industrial Color Brands
Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services. They led the industry through a culture of innovation, bringing state-of-the-art digital production and post-production solutions to their clients. "
seller parent: Banneker Partners
seller: eBay Enterprise
eBay Enterprise Marketing Solutions’ Studio Division specializes in ecommerce photography services that enable brands and retailers to deliver consistent omni-channel experiences across all retail touch points. Its ecommerce studios are in New York, NY, King of Prussia, PA, and Louisville, KY.
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closed 8/5/2020 via PR Web

TPC Training, acquired Simutech Multimedia Inc.

synopsis: TPC Training, the leader in workforce training, performance, and compliance solutions, has acquired Simutech Multimedia, a provider of simulation based training for maintenance and operations professionals. Simutech has helped over 500 global manufacturers and 200 schools train learners in a safe, simulated environment.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: TPC Training
TPC Training is the leader in maintenance, safety, and operator training, with complete solutions for a 21st century workforce to acquire, apply, and adapt essential technical and safety skills. They offer a variety of training methods, including online, live, operator training, and job simulations."
target: Simutech Multimedia Inc.
Simutech Multimedia is a Canadian provider of simulation based training solutions for maintenance and operations professionals. Simutech has helped over 500 global manufacturers train learners in a safe, simulated environment. Their software helps companies to increase safety and reduce downtime.
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closed 1/7/2020 via BusinessWire

Frontenac Company LLC, acquired Prime Technology Group, Inc.

synopsis: Frontenac, a private equity firm, has acquired Prime Technology Group, a provider of outsourced application development and managed software solutions for complex, highly regulated industries. Prime partners with its clients to develop and deliver cutting edge customized software solutions that are integral to its client’s core business operations.
buyer: Frontenac Company LLC
Frontenac is a leading private equity firm focused on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the consumer, industrial, and services industries. Frontenac works in partnership with proven operating leaders to identify, acquire, and build market leading companies. "
target parent: Renovus Capital
target: Prime Technology Group, Inc.
Prime Technology Group is a global, technology services company. Prime provides outsourced software application development solutions, managed software solutions, and enterprise content management solutions for highly regulated industries including healthcare, insurance, and financial services.
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closed 3/28/2019 via Company Press Release

TPC Training, acquired Intelivert

synopsis: TPC Training, the leader in online and instructor-led industrial skills and safety training, announced the acquisition of Intelivert, a leading workforce safety, compliance and risk management software provider.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: TPC Training
TPC Training is the leader in industrial skills training, featuring the industry’s deepest library of technical and safety content and an unrivaled portfolio of training solutions to help build a better, safer and more efficient workforce. "
target: Intelivert
Intelivert develops, delivers and supports industry-leading Workforce Safety, Process Optimization, and Risk Management software solutions that measurably drive success and promote organizational excellence in the areas of Safety, Compliance and Performance.
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closed 4/2/2018 via BusinessWire

Frontenac Company LLC, acquired TPC Training and Jade Learning

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners has sold its controlling interests in TPC Training and Jade Learning to Frontenac. TPC Training is the leader in maintenance, repair, and operator training solutions. Jade Learning is a provider of continuing education training, serving the electrical code, electrical safety and security alarm segments.
buyer: Frontenac Company LLC
Frontenac, a leading private equity firm, focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the food, industrial, and services industries. They work in partnership with proven operating leaders, through their executive-centric approach called CEO1ST, to acquire leading companies. "
target parent: Renovus Capital
target: TPC Training and Jade Learning
Headquartered outside Chicago, IL, TPC Training is the leader in maintenance, repair, and operator training solutions. Sister company Jade Learning is a provider of continuing education training, serving the electrical code, electrical safety and security alarm segments.
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closed 3/19/2018 via BusinessWire

Industrial Color Studios, acquired Invodo, Inc.

synopsis: Invodo, a video content production company specializing in high-quality, scalable video for brands and retailers, has been sold to Industrial Color Studios, a digital commerce company offering solutions for digital marketers and a portfolio company of Frontenac Company. Invodo shoots product-centric videos for use across the digital marketing mix.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: Industrial Color Studios
Industrial Color Studios and its group of content production companies is an industry-leading visual content production company with integrated offerings designed to support marketers, brands, agencies, and the wider production industry with resources for today’s digital commerce marketplace. "
target parent: S3 Ventures
target: Invodo, Inc.
Invodo, Inc. is the industry-leading video content production company specializing in high-quality, scalable video for brands and retailers. A pioneer in eCommerce video, Invodo has a decade of experience shooting tens of thousands of product-centric videos for use across the digital marketing mix.
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closed 1/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Industrial Color Brands, acquired Click3X

synopsis: Industrial Color Studios has acquired Click3X, the pioneering film, video and post production studio founded in 1993 by Peter Corbett and known for its industry expertise spanning such areas as VR, AR, CGI and live streaming.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: Industrial Color Brands
Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services. They led the industry through a culture of innovation, bringing state-of-the-art digital production and post-production solutions to their clients. "
target: Click3X
Click3X is a pioneering film, video and post production studio founded in 1993 by Peter Corbett and known for its industry expertise spanning such areas as VR, AR, CGI and live streaming.
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closed 8/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Frontenac Company LLC, acquired Industrial Color Brands

synopsis: Stone Canyon Industries, a global industrial holding company, announced that it has sold Industrial Color Brands to Frontenac, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services.
buyer: Frontenac Company LLC
Frontenac is a leading private equity firm, based in Chicago. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the consumer, industrial, and services industries. "
target parent: Stone Canyon Industries
target: Industrial Color Brands
Industrial Color Brands partners with top brands, agencies, and creative professionals, providing a full range of essential production services. They led the industry through a culture of innovation, bringing state-of-the-art digital production and post-production solutions to their clients.
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announced 8/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Salient Federal Solutions will be merged with CRGT Inc.,

synopsis: Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. and CRGT Inc. announced an agreement to merge, forming Salient CRGT. The merger of equals positions the newly combined company for leadership in meeting the IT modernization and business intelligence needs of federal agencies and other government customers.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: CRGT Inc.
CRGT is a full life‐cycle IT services provider for the Federal Government, offering customers Agile Software Development, data analytics, and cyber security & infrastructure support. "
target parent: Frontenac Company LLC
target: Salient Federal Solutions
Salient is a leading provider of information technology and engineering services that include data analytics, Agile development, mobility, training, and cyber security solutions to the intelligence, defense, homeland security, and federal civilian markets.
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announced 10/24/2013 via BusinessWire

HS Solutions Inc., will acquire Hospitality Staffing Solutions

synopsis: Hospitality Staffing Solutions, LLC (HSS), a leading provider of outsourced staffing solutions for the hospitality industry, announced that it has reached agreement to enter into an asset purchase agreement with HS Solutions Corporation, an Information Technology Consulting services provider.
buyer: HS Solutions Inc.
HS Solutions Incorporation is an Information Technology Consulting services provider specializing in Project Staffing, Software Development, Project Management, Contract Programming, IT Staffing and Direct Hire for small, mid-size and Fortune 500 Companies. "
target parent: Frontenac Company LLC
target: Hospitality Staffing Solutions
Hospitality Staffing Solutions, LLC provides staffing services for the hospitality and resort industry. It offers full time housekeeping, stewarding, laundry, banquet, and kitchen staff, as well as provides associates to full-service hotels, convention, and airport properties.
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closed 11/13/2012 via PR Newswire

Salient Federal Solutions, acquired List Innovative Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Salient Federal Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of information technology, engineering, and intelligence analytic services announced that it has completed its acquisition of List Innovative Solutions, Inc. List is a skilled provider of end-to-end application software solutions to the Federal government.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: Salient Federal Solutions
Salient Federal Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of Federal IT and engineering solutions enabling government and industry to respond quickly to new or surge mission requirements with exactly the right people, skills, expertise, and technical solutions. "
target: List Innovative Solutions, Inc.
List Innovative Solutions is a highly successful and respected Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) that specializes in applying innovative technology solutions to help commercial and government clients realize their business goals and increase enterprise value.
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closed 7/31/2012 via Folio: First Day

F+W Media, Inc., acquired Aspire Media, LLC

synopsis: F+W has purchased Aspire Media, a Loveland, Colorado-based enthusiast publisher serving the craft market and backed by private equity firms Frontenac Company and Catalyst Investors. Aspire Media was formed in 2005 with the acquisition of Interweave and is headed by CEO Clay Hall.
buyer: F+W Media, Inc.
F+W Media, Inc. publishes and markets magazines, titles, and books. It also provides content, educational programs, competitions, conferences, and operates interactive portal sites. It strives to offer the most complete – online and offline – customer experience for enthusiasts. "
target parent: Frontenac Company LLC
target: Aspire Media, LLC
Aspire Media is the parent company of INTERWEAVE, the nation’s leading multiplatform art and craft enthusiast media companies. INTERWEAVE produces magazines, books, online businesses, television programming, video workshops, and consumer events for crafters and artists.
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closed 3/19/2012 via BNC Analysis

KRG Capital Partners, acquired Ansira

synopsis: KRG Capital Partners (KRG), a Denver-based private equity firm, has completed an investment in Ansira Partners, Inc. (Ansira). Ansira, a leading independent engagement marketing agency, is the third platform company for KRG in advertising and marketing services.
buyer: KRG Capital Partners
Founded in 1996, KRG is a Denver based private equity buyout firm with $4.3 billion of cumulative capital either deployed or available for future investment, which includes approximately $1 billion deployed since inception on behalf of equity co-investors. "
target parent: Frontenac Company LLC
target: Ansira
Originated in 1919, Ansira provides trade promotion, digital, direct, marketing automation, media and creative activities. Ansira's clients are a broad array of top global and national brands including Coca-Cola, Ford, Domino's Pizza, and Honda/Acura.
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closed 3/30/2012 via PR Newswire

ATS Corporation merged with Salient Federal Solutions,

synopsis: ATS Corporation, and Salient Federal Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of information technology, engineering, and intelligence analytic services to agencies in the intelligence, defense, homeland security, and cyber domains, announced that they have finalized their merger.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: Salient Federal Solutions
Salient Federal Solutions is a leading provider of Federal IT and engineering solutions that enable government and industry to respond quickly to new or surge mission requirements with exactly the right people, skills, expertise and technical solutions. "
target: ATS Corporation
ATS Corporation is a provider of software and systems development, systems integration, infrastructure management and outsourcing, information sharing, and consulting to the Department of Defense, federal civilian agencies, public safety and national security customers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$74 [$76]
rev ($mm)
$91
EBITDA ($mm)
$10
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
7.6x
closed 10/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Salient Federal Solutions, purchased Electronic Security Systems Division from Dataline LLC

synopsis: Salient Federal Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of information technology, engineering and intelligence analysis services, announced the acquisition of the Electronic Security Systems (ESS) division of Dataline, LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based technology provider to the Department of Defense.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: Salient Federal Solutions
Salient Federal Solutions is a leading provider of Federal IT and engineering solutions that enable government and industry to respond quickly to new or surge mission requirements with exactly the right people, skills, expertise and technical solutions. "
seller: Dataline LLC
Dataline's Electronic Security Services provides end-to-end life cycle support (from design to maintenance) of state-of-the-art systems designed to provide security to installations. This includes access control systems, video monitoring, sensor implementation and video teleconferencing.
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closed 3/2/2011 via PR Newswire

Salient Federal Solutions, acquired Command Information, Inc.

synopsis: Salient Federal Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of Federal IT and engineering solutions, has announced the acquisition of Command Information and its wholly-owned subsidiary AnviCom, a premier provider of net-centric information technology services and solutions for government and industry, headquartered in Alexandria, VA.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: Salient Federal Solutions
Salient Federal Solutions is a leading provider of Federal IT and engineering solutions that enable government and industry to respond quickly to new or surge mission requirements with exactly the right people, skills, expertise and technical solutions. "
target: Command Information, Inc.
Specializing in cyber security solutions and enterprise transportation solutions, Command Information provides technology, objective consulting, and engineering to leverage next generation Internet applications and services.
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announced 12/7/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Verisk Analytics, Inc., will acquire 3E Company

synopsis: Verisk Analytics, Inc., a leading source of information about risk, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire 3E Company, a premier provider of services that help companies comply with government-mandated environmental health and safety (EH&S) requirements relating to workplace safety and product stewardship.
buyer: Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,544.20)
Verisk Analytics is a leading provider of information about risk to professionals in insurance, healthcare, mortgage, government, and risk management. Verisk Analytics helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. "
target parent: Frontenac Company LLC
target: 3E Company
3E Company offers a suite of services for environmental health and safety (EH&S) compliance management. 3E boasts an industry-leading combination control call center and the world's premier hazardous substance database of global regulatory and compliance information.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/15/2010 via BNC Analysis

Frontenac Company LLC, acquired Hospitality Staffing Solutions

synopsis: Frontenac Company acquired Hospitality Staffing Solutions (“HSS” or the “Company”), in partnership with its executive leaders. HSS is a leading national provider of outsourced hospitality staffing services to blue chip franchises, including Marriott, Hyatt, and Ritz Carlton properties across the country.
buyer: Frontenac Company LLC
Frontenac is a private investment firm based in Chicago and founded in 1971. The firm manages over $1 billion and is currently making investments from its ninth fund. Frontenac's capital base is comprised of patient investors, primarily families, with a long investment horizon. "
target: Hospitality Staffing Solutions
Hospitality Staffing Solutions, LLC provides staffing services for the hospitality and resort industry. It offers full time housekeeping, stewarding, laundry, banquet, and kitchen staff, as well as provides associates to full-service hotels, convention, and airport properties.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 6/29/2010 via PR Newswire

Salient Federal Solutions, acquired SGIS

synopsis: Salient Federal Solutions, Inc., an information technology (IT) and engineering solutions company, founded in partnership with Frontenac Company LLC, a leading private investment firm, announced today that it has acquired SGIS, a federal government contracting firm, from Skillstorm.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: Salient Federal Solutions
Salient Federal Solutions was founded by the former senior leadership team for SI International. Salient Federal Solutions' mission is to build a world class federal IT and engineering solutions company through aggressive organic growth and supplemental acquisitions. "
target parent: SkillStorm
target: SGIS
SGIS provides innovative technology-focused services and solutions in the following areas: information technology solutions, intelligence solutions, training and logistics services, and cyber security solutions with its focus on the intelligence community and Department of Defense markets.
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closed 12/2/2008 via Company Press Release

Interweave Press, Inc., acquired CrochetMe.com

synopsis: Interweave announced that is has completed its acquisition of CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: Interweave Press, Inc.
Interweave Press has provided need-to-know information to committed craft hobbyists for more than 30 years. The company’s first magazine titles, Handwoven and Spin-off, launched in the 1970s and, in the 1990s, the company launched Interweave Knits, Beadwork, and PieceWork. "
target: CrochetMe.com
CrochetMe.com, a popular social media site for crochet enthusiasts, from its developer, Kim Werker, in a move that adds to its already strong lineup of fiber craft media and online properties, which includes its crochet magazine, “Interweave Crochet.”
price ($mm)
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cancelled 7/28/2008 via PR Newswire

SI International Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Arrowpoint Corporation

synopsis: SI International, Inc., an information technology and network solutions (IT) company, announced today, that the company and Arrowpoint Corporation have mutually agreed to terminate the Agreement and Plan of Merger dated July 15, 2008 that related to the proposed acquisition of Arrowpoint by the company.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company
buyer: SI International Inc. (SINT:$0.00)
SI International deliver state-of-the-practice information technology and telecommunications infrastructure solutions for major clients in the public and private sectors in the following practice areas: Software Development, Systems Engineering, Systems Consulting, and Information Security. "
target: Arrowpoint Corporation
Arrowpoint is a veteran-owned corporation that provides a wide array of services to the federal government, including program management and integration; personnel support services, business process modeling and improvement, software development and integration, as well as IT operations.
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

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

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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announced 5/3/2018 via PR Newswire

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

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

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

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

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

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

eLocalAccess, LLC merged with TradeMaven Group LLC,

synopsis: TradeMaven LLC and eLocal today jointly announced they have merged the two firms to form TradeMaven Group LLC (TMG). The merger is one of the most significant in the online trading industry, combining TradeMaven's leading technology for online trading with eLocal's exceptional retail and institutional execution and brokerage services.
buyer: TradeMaven Group LLC
TradeMaven was founded with the mission of providing high-performance and cost-effective trading software for experienced and new traders. TM is used by Futures, Forex & Bond Traders worldwide. "
target: eLocalAccess, LLC
eLOCAL was established and registered with the NFA and CFTC in July 2000 culminating in the merger of two large independent local clearing firms at the Chicago Board of Trade.
price ($mm)
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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
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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

SoFi, acquired 8 Securities Limited

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

Guardian Capital Group, will acquire ModernAdvisor

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

Wealthsimple, will acquire ShareOwner

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

Evercore Partners Inc., acquired ISI Group, Inc.

synopsis: Evercore announced that it has acquired the operating businesses of ISI International Strategy & Investment (“ISI”). ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
buyer: Evercore Partners Inc. (EVR:$1,004.73)
Evercore Partners is a leading independent investment banking advisory firm. Evercore’s Investment Banking business advises its clients on mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, restructurings, financings, public offerings, private placements and other strategic transactions. "
target: ISI Group, Inc.
ISI is a leading independent research-driven equity sales and agency trading firm. ISI strives to be the Street’s best investment research resource for their clients' money management performance. ISI is a full service broker-dealer offering macro and fundamental research, sales and trading.
price ($mm)
$132
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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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Ticker: ASX:WLL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wellcom Group Limited
Wellcom Group Limited
Wellcom is a technology based marketing production company with operations in Australia, the United Kingdom, Asia and New Zealand. Wellcom creates, manages and delivers content for corporations and advertising agencies.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$108.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.05
EBIT ($mm)
$12.55
Net Income ($mm)
$8.42
Employees
422
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Ticker: XSAT:SMG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shortcut Media AB
Shortcut Media AB
Shortcut Media Group is a leading, independent production group that produces advertising and corporate films, trailers, animated films, promos and provides post production. The group consists of Bond Street Film, Oddway Film, Shortcut Post, Good Motion, Shortcut Film and Shortcut Graphics.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$5.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.50
EBIT ($mm)
$0.20
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BIT:CDG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Casta Diva Group
Casta Diva Group is a multinational active in the communication sector, producing branded content, viral videos, digital content, films and corporate events. The Group is the world’s most extensive network of advertising film and event production.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10
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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)
$1,544.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$357.20
EBIT ($mm)
$293.80
Net Income ($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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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: 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
2019
rev ($mm)
$865.94
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$36.16
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)
$698.58
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$15.21
Employees
0
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Ticker: EQT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EQT AB
EQT AB
EQT is a leading Swedish investment firm with more than EUR 61B in raised capital across 29 funds and around EUR 40B in assets under management. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19B and approximately 110,000 employees.
year
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: 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
2018
rev ($mm)
$244.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$205.78
EBIT ($mm)
$204.62
Net Income ($mm)
$119.37
Employees
0
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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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