The Q3 2017 TEBS Quarterly Update is now available - the Quarterly Update includes transactions,  valuations and operating metrics for TEBS companies, the TEBS 100 index,  and the the four segments of the TEBS 100:
  • Software
  • Business Process Services
  • Information Services
  • Infrastructure Services
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Notable Transactions - September 2017

Dassault Systems to Acquire Exa Corporation
Exa Corporation (NasdaqGM:EXA), a provider of simulation software that helps designers and engineers produce better vehicles and equipment, has entered into a definitive merger agreement  to be acquired by Dassault Systems for $24.25 per share, or a $381.9 million enterprise value (5.3x EV/Revenue, 258.0x EV/EBITDA).  Article

Envestnet to Acquire FolioDynamix
Envestnet (NYSE:ENV), a provider of intelligent systems for wealth management and financial wellness, has agreed to acquire FolioDynamix, a provider of integrated wealth management technology solutions, for approximately $195 million (4.9x EV/Revenue).  Article

Hellman & Friedman Bid to Acquired Nets A/S
Business Process Services
Hellman & Friedman has submitted a takeover bid to acquire Denmark's Nets A/S (CPSE:NETS), a digital payment services provider, of $5.3 billion, at an implied enterprise value of $6.4 billion (5.3x EV/Revenue, 19.0x EV/EBITDA). Hellman & Friedman's board has recommended the acquisition, although the shareholders still need to approve it. Article

IHS Markit Acquires automotiveMastermind
Business Process Services
IHS Markit (Nasdaq:INFO), a global provider of information, analytics, and solutions, has acquired automotiveMastermind, a provider of predictive analytics and marketing automation software, for approximately $392 million plus contingent consideration (16.9x EV/Revenue).  Article

DataBank Holdings Acquires Edge Hosting
Infrastructure Services
DataBank Holdings, a data center provider owned by investor Digital Bridge, has acquired Edge Hosting, a managed cloud hosting provider, for $44 million (2.5x EV/Revenue).  Article

Rackspace Acquires Datapipe
Infrastructure Services
Rackspace, a provider of managed cloud services in the business IT market worldwide, has acquired Datapipe, who is also a global provider of managed services across public and private clouds. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  Article

Genstar to Acquire Institutional Shareholder Services
Information Services
Genstar Capital has agreed to acquire Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), a provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions for $720 million (4.9x EV/Revenue).  Article

Nasdaq to Acquire eVestment Alliance
Information Services
Nasdaq has agreed to acquire eVestment Alliance, an analytics investment provider for $705 million (8.9x EV/Revenue), financed by a mixture of cash and debt.  Article
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Prepared by:
Mik Gusenius,  Director
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