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closed 6/25/2007 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired Naviance

synopsis: Hobsons U.S., the leader in elevating colleges’ and universities’ enrollment strategies, has acquired Naviance, the leading provider of planning and advising systems for secondary schools. With innovative educational products and services, Hobsons U.S. will now reach the education community from K-12 to higher education and beyond.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: Naviance
Naviance is the leading provider of Web-based academic planning and advising systems for schools. The Naviance Network includes more than 25,000 educators and counselors serving nearly 2.4 million students in 42 countries who use WorkspaceK12 to support their comprehensive counseling programs.
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closed 10/20/2020 via BusinessWire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired iSAMS Independent Ltd

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, one of the UK’s largest privately held software companies, has acquired iSAMS, a leading, fully integrated, online school management system. iSAMS is transforming the way schools store, manage and communicate information.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS Software Group is the UK’s largest privately held software company and the most trusted provider of mission-critical software and services. Using their applications, critical operational tasks are done right first time, every time, so organizations can look forward and thrive with confidence. "
target: iSAMS Independent Ltd
iSAMS is the market leader in web based, multi-platform education administration solutions. Transforming the way schools store, manage and communicate information, iSAMS offers a world-class Management Information System that is intuitive to use, flexible in its approach and accessible globally.
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closed 3/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Global Payments, Inc., acquired Sentral Pty Ltd

synopsis: Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions, announced that it has acquired Sentral Education, Australia’s most comprehensive cloud-based school management platform.
buyer: Global Payments, Inc. (GPN:$3,454.43)
Global Payments develops software, and partners with providers to deliver highly competitive ecommerce and omnichannel solutions in a global economy. Their products enable customers to offer seamless payment experiences in-person, online, on device, and over the phone across a wide range of markets."
target: Sentral Pty Ltd
Sentral is Australia’s most comprehensive cloud-based school management platform. With it’s web-based suite of modules, Sentral provides a single comprehensive interface for the management, tracking and reporting of data for school administration, online learning and student management.
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closed 3/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Tribal Group plc, acquired Sky Software Pty Limited

synopsis: Tribal Group has acquired the entire issued share capital of Sky Software Pty Limited. Sky Software is a provider of cloud-based student management systems to the vocational and higher education markets in Australia, the Asia Pacific region and elsewhere in the world.
buyer: Tribal Group plc (TRB.L:$103.37)
Tribal Group is a leading provider of systems and solutions to the UK and international education, training and learning markets. Their extensive expertise and collaborative style have made them a trusted partner to their customers. Tribal has 1,300 staff and customers across five continents. "
target: Sky Software Pty Limited
Sky Software is the leading provider of smart, cloud-based education solutions to the tertiary and private education markets across Asia Pacific. It provides smart and sophisticated ICT solutions to education providers.
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closed 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

FACTS Management Company, acquired RenWeb School Management Software

synopsis: FACTS Management, the leader in payment plan solutions for K–12 schools, has acquired RenWeb School Management Software, one of the leading school information systems for private and faith-based schools.
buyer parent: Nelnet, Inc.
buyer: FACTS Management Company
FACTS is committed to enhancing the financial stability and affordability of educational institutions. FACTS offers a comprehensive suite of services including tuition management, payment administration and processing, and financial needs assessment. "
target: RenWeb School Management Software
RenWeb School Management Software is the leading provider of next generation internet-based school management software. RenWeb’s powerful system uses the web to automate the flow of information between school administration, the classroom and home from a single integrated database.
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closed 4/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Transaction Services Group, acquired PerfectMind Inc.

synopsis: TSG, an Advent portfolio company and leading global provider of business management software, integrated payments, and value-added services to the Health and Fitness, Childcare and Education, and Boutique markets, has acquired PerfectMind Inc., a provider of software for the Parks and Recreation industry, primarily in Canada and the United States.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Transaction Services Group
TSG (Transaction Services Group) is a leading revenue management solutions company that provides business management software, integrated payments, and value-added services to clients around the globe. TSG's focus is on the health and fitness, childcare and early education, and boutique markets. "
target: PerfectMind Inc.
PerfectMind Inc., based in British Columbia, is the creator of an activity registration, facility booking, and membership management platform. It serves member-based organizations including municipalities, residents' associations, school districts, academic institutions, and recreation centers.
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closed 5/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

Embrace Software Inc., acquired Class Systems

synopsis: Embrace Software, a Montreal based company focused on the acquisition and operation of niche software, has acquired Infospeed, a provider of enterprise software solutions specialised for the language school industry. Infospeed’s flagship product Class Systems is a cloud-based administration and booking system.
buyer: Embrace Software Inc.
Embrace acquires and operates niche software that provides industry specific solutions. Embrace believes best practices followed by enterprise software are equally relevant for small software businesses. "
target: Class Systems
Infospeed’s flagship product, Class Systems, is a cloud-based administration and booking system that manages all the business needs of schools. Since 1989, Class language school software has been popular worldwide, used by over 2,200 people in more than 250 schools.
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Harris School Solutions, acquired JR3 Education Associates, LP

synopsis: Harris School Solutions, the premier provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, charter schools, and Continuing Education programs across North America, has acquired JR3 Education Associates, the creator of an innovative software that combines a School Business Management system with a Student Information system, all in a single solution.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: JR3 Education Associates, LP
JR3 offers educational management systems for school districts. Their WebSmart software is a web-based, easy to use system to track students and handle the school’s business office functions. Their JDox software lets school districts access digital documents from their desktops.
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closed 8/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Jenzabar, Inc., acquired SONISWEB

synopsis: Jenzabar Inc., a leading provider of software, services and strategies for higher education, announced that it has acquired RJM Systems, Inc., developer of SONISWEB. The company is a provider of state-of-the-art systems developed exclusively to meet administrative needs of colleges and universities.
buyer: Jenzabar, Inc.
Jenzabar, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software, strategies, and services developed exclusively for higher education. The company offers integrated, innovative solutions to advance the goals of academic and administrative offices across the campus and throughout the student lifecycle. "
target: SONISWEB
RJM Systems, Inc., developer of SONISWEB, provide the highest quality in information management systems and services to meet the demand of higher educational institutions.
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closed 1/9/2012 via BusinessWire

Ascend Learning, acquired E*Value

synopsis: Ascend Learning, a leading provider of technology-based educational solutions for healthcare and other vocational industries, has acquired Advanced Informatics, a software company helping healthcare education programs more efficiently manage the clinical education experience of their students through its E*Value solutions.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of technology-based educational, curriculum and assessment solutions for healthcare and other vocational industries, and specializes in delivering higher-performance results for students and professionals. "
target: E*Value
Advanced Informatics is a software company helping healthcare education programs more efficiently manage the clinical education experience of their students. Through its E*Value® software, the company helps its clients manage class schedules, evaluations, outcomes measurement, etc.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unicorn Systems, acquired Edookit

synopsis: Unicorn Systems, a European company providing information systems and IT solutions, has acquired Edookit, a modern school information system in the Czech Republic. Edookit offers a cloud-based school information system that contains everything a school needs, including communication, timetable, grading, class record book, payments and more.
buyer: Unicorn Systems
Unicorn Systems is a European provider of information systems and IT solutions. Unicorn has developed a number of high-end, large-scale solutions, which are being used to serve the IT needs of important companies in many of the key sectors of the economy. "
target: Edookit
Edookit is a modern school information system in the Czech Republic. Edookit offers a cloud-based school information system that contains everything a school needs, including communication, timetable, grading, homework, certificates, class record book, payments and electronic GDPR consents.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kriyo, acquired ClassVita

synopsis: KRIYO, a Preschool and Daycare Management Platform, announced that it is joining hands with Jaipur based Classvita, an education technology startup focussed on providing Digital management solution to the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Industry. ClassVita streamlines all the operations at Pre-Schools & Daycares in an efficient manner.
buyer: Kriyo
KRIYO is a One-Stop Digital Platform for Preschools & Daycares to manage everything right from Enquiries, Admissions, Fee Payments, Parent Communication, School Bus Tracking, and get Business Insights. Educators can efficiently manage their business while easily sending updates to parents. "
target: ClassVita
Jaipur based Classvita is an education technology startup focussed on providing Digital management solution to the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Industry. ClassVita streamlines all the operations at Pre-Schools & Daycares in an efficient manner.
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announced 5/15/2019 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Kinderlime

synopsis: Procare Software, a global leader in child care management solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kinderlime Inc., a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Kinderlime
Kinderlime Inc. is a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions. By simplifying licensing paperwork, attendance, parent billing, staffing and parent connections, Kinderlime has operationalized over 5,000 schools nationwide.
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Volaris Group Inc., acquired The Alpha School System PTY LTD

synopsis: Volaris Group announced that it has acquired The Alpha School System PTY LTD (“TASS”) of Brisbane, Australia. The company provides mission-critical School Information Systems (“SIS”) to K-12 independent and Catholic schools throughout Australia.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target: The Alpha School System PTY LTD
Founded in 1988, The Alpha School System PTY LTD's (TASS’) Web accessible solutions help to connect all key stakeholders – parents, teachers and students – across the school community.
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closed 11/11/2015 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired InfoSnap, Inc.

synopsis: PowerSchool has purchased InfoSnap, the leading provider of cloud-based Online Registration Management and School Choice / Lottery solutions for K-12 public, private and charter schools. The acquisition cements a long-established, successful partnership between two market leaders and will allow InfoSnap and PowerSchool to grow more rapidly.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the most widely-used Student Information System, serving more than 40 million users including teachers, parents, students and administrators in more than 70 countries. PowerSchool plays a central role in K12 education, serving as the hub of customers’ education ecosystems. "
target: InfoSnap, Inc.
InfoSnap, Inc. is the leading provider of cloud-based registration management systems, including online Application, Admissions, School Choice/Lottery, New Student Enrollment and Returning Student Registration, and Staff Registration, designed for Pre K-12 independent, charter, and public schools.
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closed 6/18/2014 via Company Press Release

Blackbaud, Inc., acquired WhippleHill Communications

synopsis: Blackbaud, a leading provider of nonprofit software and services, announced the acquisition of WhippleHill Communications, Inc., a New Hampshire-based software company that exclusively serves K12 private schools through its innovative, cloud-based solutions.
buyer: Blackbaud, Inc. (BLKB:$807.42)
Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. "
target: WhippleHill Communications
WhippleHill provides cloud-based solutions to private schools. They streamline communications, enhance learning, connect people, manage enrollment, and increase efficiency so schools can focus on what really matters – student living and learning.
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announced 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Advent International, will acquire Transaction Services Group

synopsis: Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Transaction Services Group (“TSG”), a leading provider of business management software and integrated payments solutions to the Health & Fitness and Childcare verticals.
buyer: Advent International
Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors. As of December 31, 2018, the firm had $36 billion (€31 billion) in assets under management, which does not include the $17.5 billion (€15.6 billion) raised for GPE IX. "
target: Transaction Services Group
Transaction Services Group (TSG) is a leading global revenue management solutions company that provides business management software, integrated payments, and value-added services to clients around the globe.
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closed 8/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Russmedia International AG, acquired Little Bird GmbH

synopsis: Russmedia International AG, an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe, has acquired a majority stake in Little Bird, a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services.
buyer parent: Russ Media
buyer: Russmedia International AG
Founded in 2017, Russmedia International AG is an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe. They support entrepreneurs throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. The company also manages the digital businesses of the Russmedia Group. "
target: Little Bird GmbH
Little Bird is a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services. Their solutions allows parents to find childcare services that suits their needs and childcare service providers to more efficiently manage their business.
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announced 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC

synopsis: Procare Software (Procare), a global leader in child care management solutions, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC, a leading online Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of dynamic operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities, school districts and community education centers.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Cirrus Group LLC
Cirrus Group LLC is a SaaS provider of operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities and school districts. Cirrus Group's solutions enable their clients to manage their enrollment, participant payments, staff scheduling and government compliancy requirements.
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announced 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Transaction Services Group, will acquire Xplor Australia

synopsis: Transaction Services Group (TSG), a global leader in revenue management solutions, will acquire Xplor, a leading Australian ed-tech company focused on child care services. Xplor's SaaS platform and mobile solutions help child care centres to easily manage and automate all aspects of their operations.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Transaction Services Group
TSG is a global provider of integrated software and payment solutions to the health & wellness and childcare sectors. TSG helps gyms, community clubs, and childcare centres manage their members and customer, driving member retention and revenue performance while reducing costs. "
target: Xplor Australia
Xplor is a leading Australian ed-tech company focused on child care services. Xplor offers a range of products for supporting administrators, educators and parents. Their SaaS platform and mobile solutions help child care centres to easily manage and automate all aspects of their operations.
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closed 2/16/2012 via PR Newswire

Naviance, acquired PrepMe

synopsis: Naviance, the K-12 division of Hobsons, and the leading provider of measurable student success solutions for schools and districts, announced its acquisition of PrepMe, a leader in adaptive learning technologies and test preparation programs for the PSAT, SAT and ACT.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Naviance
Naviance is the leading provider of measurable student success solutions for K-12 schools. Serving more than 300,000 educators and 4.5 million students, Naviance provides student-centric tools for course, career, college and success planning. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: PrepMe
PrepMe is a leader in the online test preparation and course delivery space. The company offers an adaptive learning platform that is used by publishers to transform their content into highly engaging, personalized online courses.
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closed 6/25/2007 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired Naviance

synopsis: Hobsons U.S., the leader in elevating colleges’ and universities’ enrollment strategies, has acquired Naviance, the leading provider of planning and advising systems for secondary schools. With innovative educational products and services, Hobsons U.S. will now reach the education community from K-12 to higher education and beyond.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: Naviance
Naviance is the leading provider of Web-based academic planning and advising systems for schools. The Naviance Network includes more than 25,000 educators and counselors serving nearly 2.4 million students in 42 countries who use WorkspaceK12 to support their comprehensive counseling programs.
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closed 10/6/2017 via Company Press Release

QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, acquired Hobsons Solutions

synopsis: QS Quacquarelli Symonds has acquired Hobsons Solutions, the international division of Hobsons, Inc. Hobsons Solutions is the leading provider of international enrolment management solutions to universities worldwide. Hobson Solutions helps clients mitigate risk and build sustainable recruitment strategies in an increasingly complex marketplace.
buyer: QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited
QS Quacquarelli Symonds helps prospective students and working professionals make the right educational choices. This is achieved by hosting 350+ global events, as well as offering various products, services and online platforms linking students with the educational institution best suited to them. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Hobsons Solutions
Hobsons Solutions is the global market leader in international student enrolment services and insight. Hobsons Solutions manages one of the world’s largest international student research initiatives, enabling clients to better compete globally and maximise student recruitment and enrolment.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Campus Management Corp., purchased CRM and Application Management Products from Hobsons Inc.

synopsis: Campus Management Corp. acquired the Radius, AppReview, ApplyYourself, Connect, and Retain CRM and application management product lines from Hobsons, Inc. These solutions are used by more than 700 colleges and universities in the United States and around the globe.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Management Corp.
Campus Management is a leading provider of cloud solutions and services that transform higher education institutions. Its next-generation suite, CampusNexus, includes enterprise-wide Student, CRM, and Finance, HR & Payroll solutions. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons' CRM and application management products include Radius, AppReview, ApplyYourself, Connect, and Retain CRM. These solutions are used by more than 700 colleges and universities in the United States and around the globe.
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closed 1/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Hobsons Inc., acquired RepVisits

synopsis: Hobsons, the leading provider of college and career readiness, enrollment management, and student success solutions, announced the acquisition of RepVisits, a service that connects high school counselors with college admissions representatives, making it easier for high schools of all sizes to attract on-site visits from colleges and universities.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons helps students identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to educational opportunities, and reach their education and life goals. They enable educational institutions to improve college and career planning, admissions and enrollment management, and advising. "
target: RepVisits
RepVisits brings high schools and college admission reps together on one website to schedule appointments and organize college fairs. It caters to the unique scheduling needs of high schools and college admission representatives, eliminating back and forth emails and phone calls.
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closed 1/12/2016 via Market Wire

Hobsons Inc., acquired PAR Framework, Inc.

synopsis: Hobsons, the leading provider of college and career readiness, enrollment management, and student success solutions, announced the acquisition of the PAR Framework, Inc. PAR, a national membership collaborative, helps colleges, universities, and higher education systems use data to improve retention and postsecondary success.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons helps students identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to educational opportunities, and reach their education and life goals. They enable educational institutions to improve college and career planning, admissions and enrollment management, and advising. "
target: PAR Framework, Inc.
PAR is a national membership collaborative offering higher education stakeholders a unique multi-institutional perspective on using big data to help at-risk students stay in school and reach their educational goals. PAR is known for its published data definitions and student success frameworks.
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closed 2/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Hobsons Inc., acquired Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Hobsons, the world’s leader in connecting learning to life, announced the acquisition of Starfish Retention Solutions, the leading provider of student success and advising systems for higher education institutions. The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ will augment Hobsons’ existing advising and admissions tools.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is the world’s leader in connecting learning to life. Through Hobsons’ unique advising and admissions products, they help more than 12 million students around the globe identify strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, and find the right college match. "
target: Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.
Starfish Retention Solutions is a leading provider of student success systems. The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ builds on the company’s mission to help students finish what they start.
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announced 7/11/2013 via PR Newswire

Hobsons Inc., will purchase National Transcript Center from Pearson Data Solutions

synopsis: Hobsons announced the acquisition from Pearson of National Transcript Center (NTC), the world's largest e-transcript exchange provider, serving more than 137,000 institutions that represent more than 14 million students. Pearson's NTC is a secure, browser-based application that instantly transfers electronic student records and transcripts.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is a premier provider of innovative technology and integrated marketing solutions that empower education professionals to manage the entire student lifecycle, including recruitment, enrollment, and retention. "
seller parent: Pearson plc
seller: Pearson Data Solutions
Pearson's National Transcript Center (NTC) is the world's largest e-transcript exchange provider, serving more than 137,000 institutions that represent more than 14 million students. NTC is a secure, browser-based application that instantly transfers electronic student records and transcripts.
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closed 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Hobsons Inc., acquired Beat The GMAT

synopsis: Hobsons, the leader in recruitment, communication, and student success solutions, announced the acquisition of Beat The GMAT, the world's largest social network for MBA applicants, serving over 2 million business school aspirants each year.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is a premier provider of innovative technology and integrated marketing solutions that empower education professionals to manage the entire student lifecycle, including recruitment, enrollment, and retention. "
target: Beat The GMAT
BTG Test Prep, LLC, doing business as Beat The GMAT, operates a social network for MBA applicants that provides access to GMAT prep and MBA admissions advice/resources.
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closed 12/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Hobsons Inc., acquired Intelliworks, Inc.

synopsis: Hobsons, the leader in recruitment, communication, and student success solutions for colleges and universities, announced its acquisition of Intelliworks, a leading provider of relationship management solutions for higher education.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is a premier provider of innovative technology and integrated marketing solutions that empower education professionals to manage the entire student lifecycle, including recruitment, enrollment, and retention. "
target: Intelliworks, Inc.
Intelliworks enables enrollment and admissions professionals to make purposeful connections with students through its Web-based relationship management, marketing and recruitment software and services.
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closed 6/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired College Confidential

synopsis: Hobsons, a company that aids colleges and universities in elevating their recruitment, enrollment, and retention strategies; has acquired College Confidential, the leading Web community for college-bound students and their parents. Hobsons and College Confidential will bring together an unrivaled set of resources for students and parents.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: College Confidential
College Confidential was established to meet the need for free, accessible college search and admissions information on the Web. From information on Ivy League admissions and college rankings to tips on obtaining financial aid, College Confidential is the best Web resource on college-related topics.
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closed 9/27/2007 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired AY Recruiting Solutions

synopsis: Hobsons, a company that aids colleges and universities in elevating their enrollment strategies, has acquired AY Recruiting Solutions, a company that assists institutions in recruiting students with powerful application technology. Hobsons and AY will deliver an unmatched line of recruitment, admissions, and enrollment management products.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: AY Recruiting Solutions
AY Recruiting Solutions provides universities, corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies a complete suite of services to meet the needs of recruitment professionals.
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closed 6/25/2007 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired Naviance

synopsis: Hobsons U.S., the leader in elevating colleges’ and universities’ enrollment strategies, has acquired Naviance, the leading provider of planning and advising systems for secondary schools. With innovative educational products and services, Hobsons U.S. will now reach the education community from K-12 to higher education and beyond.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: Naviance
Naviance is the leading provider of Web-based academic planning and advising systems for schools. The Naviance Network includes more than 25,000 educators and counselors serving nearly 2.4 million students in 42 countries who use WorkspaceK12 to support their comprehensive counseling programs.
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closed 4/4/2006 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired Chat University

synopsis: Hobsons EMT division, which helps colleges and universities improve recruitment and enrollment through technology, has acquired Chat University, a technology company that provides college and university admissions offices with Web-based chat and other services.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: Chat University
Boston-based Chat University began with a single product, Online Chat, and has since developed a full range of products designed exclusively for college and university admissions offices.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wellspring International Education, acquired Quad Learning

synopsis: D.C.–based Quad Learning was acquired by Illinois-based foreign student recruitment firm Wellspring International Education. Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions.
buyer: Wellspring International Education
Wellspring recruits students from 35 countries globally to over 200 colleges, universities, high schools and language schools in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Quad Learning
Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions. Quad Learning drives institutional growth through international recruiting and expands student opportunities at leading universities.
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closed 10/6/2017 via Company Press Release

QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, acquired Hobsons Solutions

synopsis: QS Quacquarelli Symonds has acquired Hobsons Solutions, the international division of Hobsons, Inc. Hobsons Solutions is the leading provider of international enrolment management solutions to universities worldwide. Hobson Solutions helps clients mitigate risk and build sustainable recruitment strategies in an increasingly complex marketplace.
buyer: QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited
QS Quacquarelli Symonds helps prospective students and working professionals make the right educational choices. This is achieved by hosting 350+ global events, as well as offering various products, services and online platforms linking students with the educational institution best suited to them. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Hobsons Solutions
Hobsons Solutions is the global market leader in international student enrolment services and insight. Hobsons Solutions manages one of the world’s largest international student research initiatives, enabling clients to better compete globally and maximise student recruitment and enrolment.
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closed 12/8/2015 via PR Newswire

KnowledgeShares.Org, Muirlands Capital LLC, Prudential Capital Group, acquired EducationDynamics, LLC

synopsis: Halyard Capital, a NY based private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, EducationDynamics (EDDY), was sold to an investor group led by Muirlands Capital, KnowledgeShares and Prudential Capital Group. EDDY is one of the market leaders in helping higher education institutions find and enroll the highest quality student prospects.
buyer: Muirlands Capital LLC
buyer: KnowledgeShares.Org
buyer: Prudential Capital Group
Muirlands Capital is a lower middle market private equity firm. KnowledgeShares partners with leading organizations in higher education to invest financial and human capital. Prudential Capital Group is a leading provider of private debt, mezzanine and equity securities to companies worldwide. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is higher education’s leading marketing information and technology services company, helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. Its content-rich and highly visible education websites make them the premier provider of prospective students for colleges and universities.
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closed 10/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Heritage Capital, LLC, acquired Carnegie Dartlet LLC

synopsis: New Heritage Capital has acquired Carnegie Dartlet, a leading provider of strategic marketing solutions specializing in the higher education market. Heritage’s investment leaves operating control in the hands of the reinvesting founders while providing them with the desired liquidity and financial flexibility to accelerate future growth.
buyer: Heritage Capital, LLC
New Heritage Capital is a private equity firm that partners with growing, middle market, founder-owned businesses. With its investment structures like the Private IPO, Heritage provides founders with liquidity and growth capital while allowing founders to maintain control of their business. "
target: Carnegie Dartlet LLC
Carnegie Dartlet is a leader in integrated digital marketing and lead generation solutions for higher education institutions. Through its highly customized offering and high-touch approach, Carnegie has earned a reputation for delivering innovative digital marketing solutions to its customers.
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closed 12/2/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

EducationDynamics, LLC, purchased Agency-of-record business from Thruline Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing, announces the acquisition of key assets of Thruline Marketing. EducationDynamics has acquired Thruline Marketing's agency-of-record business, which provides paid digital marketing, traditional marketing, and SEO management services for more than 20 higher education institutions.
buyer: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is the industry leader in helping colleges and universities find the highest quality student prospects to achieve their enrollments goals. EducationDynamics has earned a reputation for providing the resources and expertise required to meet today’s recruitment challenges. "
seller: Thruline Marketing, Inc.
Thruline Marketing's agency-of-record business provides paid digital marketing, traditional marketing, and SEO management services for more than 20 higher education institutions.
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closed 1/9/2015 via PR Newswire

The Advisory Board Company, acquired Royall & Company

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company, a global insight-driven technology, research, and services provider, announced the completion of its acquisition of Royall & Company. Royall & Company is the higher education industry leader in strategic, data-driven student engagement and enrollment management solutions.
buyer: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company is the leading provider of insight-driven technology, research, and services for organizations in transforming industries. The company collaborates with more than 200,000 leaders at 4,500 member organizations to elevate performance and solve their most pressing problems. "
target parent: CHS Capital
target: Royall & Company
Royall & Company is the industry leader in strategic student engagement and enrollment management, financial aid optimization, and alumni fundraising. Royall utilizes a data-driven, analytically-based approach to provide high return-on-investment outcomes for its clients.
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announced 9/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Unigo, LLC, will acquire Cinergy Education

synopsis: Unigo Group, a company that improves students' decision-making and outcomes by providing one of the most personalized and accurate platforms for matching students with schools, financing, rewards and jobs, announced an agreement to acquire the business assets of Cinergy Education, a premier provider of higher-education marketing services.
buyer parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
buyer: Unigo, LLC
Unigo is an online business matching students with colleges, scholarships, internships, student loans, majors and careers. Unigo’s consumer site provides personalized matches with 6,500 colleges, 700,000 college reviews, 3.6 million scholarships, 90,000 internships and 3.3 million study materials. "
target: Cinergy Education
A premier provider of higher-education marketing services, Cinergy Education helps colleges, universities and career schools find and enroll qualified students with its rich network of web properties, advisory services, and education-marketing expertise.
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closed 5/8/2013 via PR Web

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired MJD Consultancy Ltd

synopsis: PlattForm has acquired MJD, a United Kingdom-based education marketing company. The purchase allows PlattForm to offer services to MJD’s existing clients and extend its operations to include new institutions of higher education in the UK, as well as Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, and many other countries.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm Advertising has set the standard of excellence in providing marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities, worldwide. Specialties include search engine marketing; interactive lead generation; online marketing; traditional media placement and creative services. "
target: MJD Consultancy Ltd
MJD Consultancy Ltd provides education marketing expertise and advertising services for international and domestic student recruitment to institutions around the world.
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closed 1/9/2013 via BusinessWire

Sterling Partners, acquired PlattForm Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Sterling Partners, a growth-oriented private equity firm with a long history of successful investing in the education sector, has acquired PlattForm Advertising, a leading provider of comprehensive marketing and enrollment-management services to colleges and universities.
buyer: Sterling Partners
Sterling Partners is a private equity firm with a distinct point of view on how to build great companies. Sterling focuses on investing growth capital in small and mid-market companies in industries with positive, long-term trends – education, healthcare, and business services. "
target parent: Arlington Capital Partners
target: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm Advertising has set the standard of excellence in providing marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities, worldwide. Specialties include search engine marketing; interactive lead generation; online marketing; traditional media placement and creative services.
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closed 1/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

CHS Capital, acquired Royall & Company

synopsis: CHS Capital acquired Royall & Co., a provider of recruitment services for colleges and universities. Royall handles marketing for colleges and universities, helping them to enroll students at undergraduate and graduate levels and reach out to alumni for purposes like fundraising.
buyer: CHS Capital
CHS Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm investing in the middle market. Targeting well-managed companies with enterprise values between $75-$500 million, CHS Capital partners with management teams to focus on accelerating growth and positioning companies for attractive exits. "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: Royall & Company
Royall & Co. is a provider of recruitment services for colleges and universities. The company handles marketing for colleges and universities, helping them to enroll students at undergraduate and graduate levels and reach out to alumni for purposes like fundraising.
price ($mm)
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$100
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closed 9/7/2011 via PR Newswire

ConnectEDU, Inc., purchased Enrollment and Retention Services Division from EducationDynamics, LLC

synopsis: ConnectEDU®, the leader in web-based college and career access solutions, announced that it acquired the Enrollment and Retention division of EducationDynamics, higher education's leading technology and services company dedicated to helping colleges and universities find, enroll, and retain students.
buyer: ConnectEDU, Inc.
ConnectEDU, Inc. is the web-based leader in empowering learners to manage their education, launch their careers, and secure a more stable financial future. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real learners and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
seller parent: Halyard Capital
seller: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is higher education's leading marketing information and technology services company dedicated to helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. It has six content-rich and highly visible education websites, as well as several special interest microsites.
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announced 6/17/2008 via Company Press Release

Chicago Growth Partners, will acquire Royall & Company

synopsis: Royall is the nation’s leading provider of recruitment services to traditional colleges and universities. CGP led the recapitalization of Royall, partnering with the Company’s management team.
buyer: Chicago Growth Partners
Chicago Growth Partners focuses on lower middle market growth companies in Business and Consumer Services, Healthcare, Industrial Growth and Information Technology. We’ve focused on these industries for over 21 years, with a combined 100+ years of experience in these four areas. "
target: Royall & Company
Royall & Company is made up of some 200 professionals who are exclusively focused on full-time, first-time, traditional-age undergraduate student recruitment. Royall's talented staff includes professionals in all the disciplines required in designing, developing, deploying, and analyzing direct resp
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