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To accelerate digital transformation, Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners has completed the acquisition of Ellucian. Virginia based Ellucian is charting the digital future of higher education with a portfolio of cloud-ready technology solutions and services.

  • Ellucian, a leading higher education technology solutions provider.
  • Blackstone and Vista are investing in Ellucian through their respective long-term private equity strategies, which hold investments for longer periods than traditional private equity.

The major investments and acquisitions by Blackstone are mentioned below:

July 2021; Blackstone agreed to acquire Sphera from Genstar Capital for approximately USD 1.4 billion. Sphera is a leading provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) software, data, and consulting services. Sphera has customers in more than 100 countries.

June 2021: Blackstone signed an agreement to make a significant equity investment in Simpli.fi. Texas based Simpli.fi provides programmatic advertising and agency management software. Blackstone will join existing investor GTCR, a leading private equity firm, as majority shareholders in the Company.

June 2021: Blackstone will strengthen its market intelligence and data platform through the acquisition of International Data Group. Blackstone had announced to acquire International Data Group, Inc. (“IDG”) from Oriental Rainbow, LLC, a subsidiary of China Oceanwide Holdings Group, Co. Ltd. for $1.3 billion.

April 2021: To boost digitalisation, Blackstone had entered into definitive agreements to acquire a majority stake in Mphasis Limited. The purchase consideration will vary between approximately $2.0 billion to $2.8 billion. A wholly owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), UC Investments and other long-term investors will co-invest along with Blackstone.

Feb 2021: To increase presence in real estate sector, Blackstone announced to acquire Interior Logic Group Holdings, LLC from Littlejohn & Co. LLC, for approximately $1.6 billion. ILG is a leading, data-driven and technology-enabled provider of interior design, supply chain and installation management solutions to single-family homebuilders.

Nov 2020: Blackstone announced that its Blackstone Tactical Opportunities fund agreed to sell their stake in De Nora to a leading energy infrastructure operator Snam S.p.A.

Aug 2020, Blackstone had entered into an agreement to acquire Takeda Consumer Healthcare Company Limited a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda in Japan for approximately $2.2 billion.

Aug 2020: Blackstone signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ancestry from Silver Lake, GIC, Spectrum Equity, Permira, and other equity holders for a total enterprise value of $4.7 billion. GIC will continue to retain a significant minority stake in Ancestry.

April 2020: Blackstone announced a strategic collaboration with Alnylam Pharmaceuticals to support the advancement of innovative RNA interference (RNAi) medicines by the Alnylam. Blackstone support Alnylam with approximately $2 billion.

March 2020: Blackstone announced to acquire a majority stake in Massachusetts based HealthEdge, a leading technology business that delivers next generation Core Administrative Processing Systems (CAPS) solutions to healthcare businesses.

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