Deal Diary

Welcome to Acquisition International’s Deal Diary, the place where we showcase exciting deals from across the globe. With each diary entry, we’ll be taking a comprehensive look at the inner workings of the deal in question and will be venturing behind the scenes to take a look at the dedicated professionals involved in ensuring its success.

Here you will discover the most active deal makers and a comprehensive catalogue of the transactions they have been involved with.

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Within 24 hours of booking, we'll upload your deal and company profile - including contact details and links to your homepage - right here on our site, putting you and your firm in front of
40,000 visitors every month!

You will, of course, get a full company bio, including your contact details and fully clickable links direct to your website, and to make sure the people who matter will be able to find every deal you and your firm have been involved in at the click of a button, all of the deals posted on the Deal Diary site are incredibly easy to search by firm name, individual name, sector or region. We even have an automatically updated deal leaderboard (right). 

Tier 2: The Newsletter - Direct to 108,000 subscribers!

Your involvement in the deal will be featured on our weekly Deal Round-Up newsletter,  published via email every Thursday to a global audience of  108,000. Your deal write-up will also include hyperlinked images and logos, taking readers straight to your homepage. That’s a potential 108,000 clicks every month!

Tier 3: The Publication - Sent to 108,000 people in 170 countries!

The deal and your involvement will appear in the Deal Diary section of our monthly magazine, distributed to 108,000 people in 170 countries around the world. This is where you can tell us all about the deal and how you made it happen, providing the perfect opportunity to shout about your firm’s experience, expertise and the great work you’ve been doing.


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April 8, 2015
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April 8, 2015
Epic Health Services Completes Acquisition of Loving Care Agency
April 8, 2015
Cressey & Company Invests in Dental Services Group
April 8, 2015
Scapa's Acquisition of First Water
April 8, 2015
Kofax Acquires Aia for USD19.5m
April 8, 2015
Proofpoint to acquire VC-backed Emerging Threats for about $40 Million
April 8, 2015
BTS Group Acquire AVO Vision
April 1, 2015
Nordic Capital Acquires RESMAN
April 1, 2015

BTS Group acquire AVO Vision

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BTS GROUP AB, announced that it has completed the acquisition of AVO Vision, a leading South African-based company focused on corporate learning and development as well as community–worksite education.

AVO Vision operates in the communication, learning and development and connecting space. The company empowers clients by giving them the tools necessary to become powerful leaders and communicators, accelerating individuals’ growth.

AVO Vision’s core offering includes programs designed to support and further build people’s leadership, management, self-mastery and sales execution skills. The company’s client-base primarily includes employees in corporate blue chip companies as well as senior leaders in government looking to improve their knowledge in these core areas.

“We are very excited about the acquisition of AVO Vision. The company has a track record of strong performance, high quality and deep presence across large parts of Africa. This fast-growing continent with its huge market for talent development presents a strategic opportunity for our new combined BTS & AVO Vision organization,” says Henrik Ekelund, President and CEO, BTS Group AB.

“Building and delivering learning and development solutions that empower people with the skills and insight to make better choices and live bigger lives, and being brave enough to take on challenges at a scale that makes a significant impact in South Africa and beyond is our mission” says Jules Newton, CEO and Founder, AVO Vision. “Becoming part of a global, highly successful company like BTS is a fantastic opportunity for me and my staff to take our vision to the next level”.

Information about the acquisition:

BTS Group is taking ownership of AVO Vision through a non-cash transaction by assuming responsibilities for all matters of the Avocado Business such as employment contracts, customer contracts, office lease and liabilities. AVO Vision will be consolidated as of January 1, 2015.
AVO Vision will remain a separate entity and become a subsidiary of BTS South Africa. The reason why AVO Vision will be kept as a subsidiary is based on their strong brand in the region and leading Black Economic Empowerment Rating.
AVO Vision is anticipated to be profitable and produce revenues of approximately 12 MSEK during 2015.

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