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closed 8/16/2009 via PR Newswire

Youth Pulse, Inc., acquired SurveyU, Inc.

synopsis: SurveyU, Inc. and Youth Pulse LLC announced that the two organizations have joined forces to create Youth Pulse, Inc. Youth Pulse will develop daily news & commentary, events, research and strategy for youth-oriented organizations, helping them listen to, learn about and leverage youth opportunities.
buyer: Youth Pulse, Inc.
Comprised of media and insights divisions, Youth Pulse is the leading authority on youth. Youth Pulse studies the opinions and behavior of tweens, teens, collegians and young adults in order to provide news, commentary, events, research and strategy for marketing, brand and media professionals. "
target: SurveyU, Inc.
SurveyU, Inc. is compromised of a group of researchers and technologists, experienced in the kind of interactive survey research dialogue that appeals to the modern, multi-channel, multi-tasking college student.
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closed 7/22/2009 via PR Newswire

Tree.com, Inc., acquired LeadRelevance, LLC

synopsis: Tree.com announced that it acquired certain assets of San Francisco, CA-based LeadRelevance, an interactive direct marketing company specializing in lead generation for the for-profit, post-secondary education market, from Webloyalty.
buyer: Tree.com, Inc. (TREE:$198.18)
Tree.com is focused on empowering consumers to make smart, well-informed decisions based on expert guidance and personalized support across a wide variety of service offerings including financial services, real estate, education, home services, insurance, and automotive services. "
target parent: General Atlantic, LLC
target: LeadRelevance, LLC
LeadRelevance, LLC is an interactive direct marketing company focused on lead generation in the postsecondary for-profit education market. LeadRelevance's marketing solutions revolve around proven traffic sources that have historically resulted in high quality education leads.
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closed 5/30/2007 via PR Web

Halyard Education Partners, acquired WorldClass Strategy

synopsis: Halyard Education Partners, a portfolio company of Halyard Capital, announced the acquisition of WorldClass Strategy, one of the leading providers of performance-based interactive marketing services to the higher education industry.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: Halyard Education Partners
Halyard Education Partners has assembled a network of industry leading companies that serve as the premier source of information for prospective students and their families seeking post-secondary educational options. "
target: WorldClass Strategy
WorldClass Strategy is a recognized leader in providing performance-based interactive marketing services. WCS offers a unique blend of marketing services, such as: search engine optimization, strategic planning, media buying, online ad placement, analytics and creative design.
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closed 7/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Nelnet, Inc., acquired CUnet LLC

synopsis: Nelnet, Inc. has completed its acquisition of CUnet, a leading performance-based educational marketing and managed services company headquartered in Wyckoff, New Jersey. The agreement, previously announced on June 26, 2006, has an effective date of July 1, 2006.
buyer: Nelnet, Inc. (NNI:$824.49)
Nelnet is one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S. and is focused on providing quality student loan products and services to students and schools nationwide. "
target: CUnet LLC
CUnet is the premier provider of online performance media and interactive marketing services driving qualified student inquiries and enrollments for the higher education industry.
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closed 7/26/2005 via PR Newswire

Experian Information Solutions, acquired ClassesUSA.com

synopsis: Experian Interactive today announced the acquisition of ClassesUSA.com, a leading online higher-education portal. ClassesUSA.com enables consumers to find an online degree or certificate program best suited to advancing their professional goals.
buyer: Experian Information Solutions
Experian is a global leader in providing information solutions to organizations and consumers. It helps organizations find, develop and manage profitable customer relationships by providing information, decision-making solutions and processing services. "
target: ClassesUSA.com
ClassesUSA.com, the Web’s leading online higher education portal, enables professionals to find an online degree or certificate program best suited to advancing their professional goals.
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closed 6/25/2005 via Company Press Release

Halyard Capital, acquired eLearners.com

synopsis: Halyard Capital, a New York-based private equity fund and a member of BMO Financial Group announced that it has acquired a majority interest in eLearners.com, LLC. Current eLearners.com founder and president C.J. DeSantis and his management team will remain in place. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Halyard Capital
Halyard is a private equity fund with $350 million of capital under management focused on investing in media, communications and business services companies. The Fund specializes in middle-market leveraged buyouts, growth equity and structured equity investments. "
target: eLearners.com
Founded in 1999, eLearners.com is a web portal that provides resources to online learners and connects them with online learning providers.
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$38
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closed 3/12/2012 via PR Newswire

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., purchased Strategic Website Properties from Guider Media

synopsis: PlattForm, a leading Internet marketing and enrollment solutions provider for the postsecondary education industry announced that it acquired numerous website properties from Guider Media. The websites involved in the acquisition predominantly serve online- and graduate-focused higher learning institutions offering advanced degree programs.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm Advertising is a direct response agency specializing in postsecondary education marketing. Its services includes interactive inquiry generation; website marketing; digital media; search engine marketing; social media; media placement; and creative services, print and video production. "
seller parent: Investment AB Kinnevik
seller: Guider Media
Guider Media owns and operates more than a dozen websites that are leaders in their vertical markets and organically attract a large amount of visitors on a monthly basis. Many of these sites are reference guides for web users and have very strong community participation.
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closed 8/16/2009 via PR Newswire

Youth Pulse, Inc., acquired SurveyU, Inc.

synopsis: SurveyU, Inc. and Youth Pulse LLC announced that the two organizations have joined forces to create Youth Pulse, Inc. Youth Pulse will develop daily news & commentary, events, research and strategy for youth-oriented organizations, helping them listen to, learn about and leverage youth opportunities.
buyer: Youth Pulse, Inc.
Comprised of media and insights divisions, Youth Pulse is the leading authority on youth. Youth Pulse studies the opinions and behavior of tweens, teens, collegians and young adults in order to provide news, commentary, events, research and strategy for marketing, brand and media professionals. "
target: SurveyU, Inc.
SurveyU, Inc. is compromised of a group of researchers and technologists, experienced in the kind of interactive survey research dialogue that appeals to the modern, multi-channel, multi-tasking college student.
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closed 6/26/2013 via BNC Analysis

Thumb, Inc. merged with YPulse,

synopsis: Instant polling app Thumb has just announced that it has merged with YPulse, a research insights firm that focuses on millennial opinions and behaviors. Thumb is a mobile app that launched back in the summer of 2010 as Opinionaded, aiming to get real-time feedback for life’s toughest, and sometimes silliest, questions.
buyer: YPulse
Comprised of media and insights divisions, Youth Pulse is the leading authority on youth. Youth Pulse studies the opinions and behavior of tweens, teens, collegians and young adults in order to provide news, commentary, events, research and strategy for marketing, brand and media professionals. "
target: Thumb, Inc.
Thumb is the easiest way for people to express themselves and discover similar people. The simple act of ‘thumbing’ brings people together in a purpose-driven community that allows people to express what matters most to them, generates instant feedback, and helps people make meaningful connections.
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closed 8/16/2009 via PR Newswire

Youth Pulse, Inc., acquired SurveyU, Inc.

synopsis: SurveyU, Inc. and Youth Pulse LLC announced that the two organizations have joined forces to create Youth Pulse, Inc. Youth Pulse will develop daily news & commentary, events, research and strategy for youth-oriented organizations, helping them listen to, learn about and leverage youth opportunities.
buyer: Youth Pulse, Inc.
Comprised of media and insights divisions, Youth Pulse is the leading authority on youth. Youth Pulse studies the opinions and behavior of tweens, teens, collegians and young adults in order to provide news, commentary, events, research and strategy for marketing, brand and media professionals. "
target: SurveyU, Inc.
SurveyU, Inc. is compromised of a group of researchers and technologists, experienced in the kind of interactive survey research dialogue that appeals to the modern, multi-channel, multi-tasking college student.
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closed 6/16/2014 via PR Newswire

Cassandra Report merged with Noise Marketing,

synopsis: The Intelligence Group (IG), a consumer insights and consulting company that tracks and forecasts the behaviors of young consumers, will be merged with Noise, a creative agency owned by Engine. The combined company will continue to publish IG's iconic Cassandra Report, the leading on-going syndicated study of young consumers for nearly two decades.
buyer parent: The Engine Group Limited
buyer: Noise Marketing
Noise is a creative agency focused on crafting digital platforms, content, and products that connect brands with Millennial consumers. Founded in 2005 by Noah Kerner, author of Chasing Cool, Noise has offices in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. "
target parent: Creative Artists Agency
target: Cassandra Report
For 20 years, The Intelligence Group (IG) has been the pre-eminent consumer insights and market research firm focused on young consumers. Their iconic Cassandra Report has been the leading on-going syndicated study of young consumers for nearly two decades.
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closed 1/6/2014 via PR Newswire

TBWA Worldwide Inc., acquired HDI Youth Marketeers

synopsis: TBWA\South Africa, a Top 10 worldwide advertising agency, has purchased 80% of Johannesburg-based HDI Youth Marketeers, a dedicated youth marketing consultancy that connects brands to people aged 3 to 23 via platforms.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: TBWA Worldwide Inc.
TBWA Worldwide creates Disruptive Ideas expressed through Media Arts for global clients. TBWA is ranked as a Top 10 worldwide advertising agency and was recognized by Advertising Age in 2010 as the "Best International Network of the Decade."" "
target: HDI Youth Marketeers
HDI Youth Marketeers is the leading youth marketing consultancy in South Africa. The company was started in 1996 to connect brands to people aged 3 to 23 via platforms like the Junior Board of Directors and Generation Next, an annual youth brand preference survey.
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closed 2/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Gushcloud Pte Ltd, acquired DSTNCT Pte Ltd

synopsis: Gushcloud, Asia's number one influencer marketing company, has acquired DSTNCT, an integrated marketing agency in Singapore. DSTNCT delivers effective marketing solutions that target next generation youths and drives positive business value for their clients.
buyer: Gushcloud Pte Ltd
Gushcloud is a Singapore-headquartered, leading digital influencer, marketing and media company. Gushcloud works with brands and agencies to engage celebrities and influencers to create and broadcast compelling branded content to their audiences. "
target: DSTNCT Pte Ltd
DSTNCT is an integrated marketing agency in Singapore. DSTNCT delivers effective marketing solutions that target next generation youths and drives positive business value for their clients. Their clients include the National Youth Council, AIA Singapore, Capitaland Malls, Grab Singapore, and more.
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closed 11/17/2010 via Market Wire

Dachis Corporation, Inc., acquired Archrival

synopsis: Dachis Group, the world's largest Social Business consultancy, announced the acquisition of Archrival, an award-winning social youth marketing consultancy and Facebook Preferred Developer. The acquisition provides crucial insight and expertise to an important demographic for Dachis Group clients.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Dachis Corporation, Inc.
Dachis Group is a Social Business consultancy. Through its three main Social Business practice areas, Social Business Strategy, Social Business Engagement, and Social Business Intelligence, Dachis Group helps large organizations become more connected and engaged with their constituents. "
target: Archrival
Archrival is a leading social youth marketing consultancy whose clients include foursquare, Red Bull, Pabst Brewing Company, State Farm, ESPN, and HP. The company's focus is on integrated experiences targeted at engaging today's youth market.
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