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Online bike and outdoor retailer internetstores AG received an investment of EUR 30,000,000 by EQT Expansion Capital II

Frankfurt, 30 March 2012. internetstores AG (“internetstores” or “the Company”) today announced the significant minority investment by EQT, a leading private equity group in Northern Europe. Acting through EQT Expansion Capital II, EQT invests approx. EUR 30 million in the Company and facilitates the exit of the previous minority shareholder. René Köhler, founder and CEO of internetstores, remains the majority shareholder and will continue his successful work to lead the growth of the Company.

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eBay’s PayPal acquires BillSAFE

December 2011. eBay Inc. today announced that it has acquired BillSAFE, a leading provider of purchase-on-invoice technology in Germany. The acquisition extends the company’s leadership in payments by combining BILLSAFE with eBay’s PayPal, a global leader in online payments. The deal follows eBay Inc.’s minority stake investment in the company in October 2010. eBay Inc. now owns 100 percent of the outstanding shares of BillSAFE. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

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Adconion Media Group makes global ‘land grab’ for video advertising market: Acquires smartclip, Europe’s leader in digital in-stream video & connected TV advertising

Hamburg, 8 November 2011. Adconion Media Group has affirmed its position as a market leader in online video advertising following its announcement today that it has acquired smartclip, Europe’s leader for digital video advertising. The impact on Adconion’s operations will be immediate, with smartclip’s global network of in-stream and connected TV distribution partners increasing the volume of exclusive inventory available across Adconion’s digital distribution platform.

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Albumprinter B.V. sold to Vistaprint N.V.

October 2011. Vistaprint announced yesterday that it signed a share purchase agreement to acquire Albumprinter, one of the leading pan-European online photobook companies. Corporate Finance Partners – now ACXIT Capital Partners – acted as adviser to Albumprinter B.V. and its shareholders.

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CFP BioConnect AG – now ACXIT Capital Partners – advised Celonic AG on the sale of its CMO business to the Rettenmaier Group

Frankfurt/Main, September 2011. CFP BioConnect, the former Life Sciences arm of the Corporate Finance Partners Group – now ACXIT Capital Partners, is pleased to announce that it has advised Celonic AG, Basel/Switzerland on the sale of its contract manufacturing business (“CMO”) to JRS Rettenmaier AG, Swiss subsidiary of Rosenberg/Germany based J. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH + Co. KG.

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Media Group RTL Germany acquires netzathleten media

 July 2011. Media Group RTL Germany acting through its subsidiary IP Deutschland, the advertising sales house of the Media Group RTL Germany, acquired netzathleten media (netzathleten.net GmbH), a leading operator of vertical content networks in Germany. Corporate Finance Partners – now ACXIT Capital Partners – acted as an exclusive advisor to the shareholders of netzathleten media.

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LivingSocial acquires international deal site Ensogo Inc.

Berlin, 27 June 2011. LivingSocial, the online source for handpicked experiences at a great value, announced it has acquired Ensogo, the market-leading deal site in the Philippines and Thailand and DealKeren, an Ensogo company based in Indonesia. Officially launched in the Philippines one year ago (July 2010), Ensogo is recognized as a social site were daily promos are featured to save while enjoying the perks.

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Trade Sale of visionapp to ASG

April 2011. Allen Systems Group (ASG) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire visionapp AG, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) leader and cloud platform provider that enables businesses to reap the full value of cloud computing. 

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