Like Academic Management Systems, Inc.

closed 9/23/2010 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Academic Management Systems, Inc.

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc. announced the acquisition of Academic Management Systems (AMS) and its flagship product CoursEval. ConnectEDU will continue to support, enhance and grow the CoursEval higher education and health professions client base as well as extending the solution into the ConnectEDU K-12 client base.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their career. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
target parent: Liaison International, Inc.
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Academic Management Systems provides information technology products to the higher education and professional education communities; to create a network of institutions sharing common technologies and business processes; and to shape the future of higher education and professional education.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Campus Labs, acquired Courseval

synopsis: Campus Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of EdCentric, Inc. and a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Academic Management Systems LLC (Courseval), a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Labs
Campus Labs empowers institutions to make valuable connections with their data. The Company offers a complete set of integrated solutions for areas such as assessment, retention, teaching, learning, student engagement, and institutional effectiveness. "
target parent: Invoke Solutions
target: Courseval
Academic Management Systems, LLC, the developer of CoursEval, is a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance. The Company currently serves more than 300 higher education institutions.
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closed 11/25/2015 via Company Press Release

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Campus Labs

synopsis: Higher One Holdings, Inc. announced that it reached an agreement to sell its Campus Labs data analytics business to an affiliate of Leeds Equity Partners. Campus Labs provides a software platform for colleges and universities to make data-driven, strategic decisions ranging from accreditation to student retention to effective operations.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is the pioneer in private equity investing in the knowledge sector, which includes the education, training, business services, and information services and software industries. Leeds Equity has deployed over $2.6 billion of capital in investments across the knowledge sector. "
target parent: Higher One, Inc.
target: Campus Labs
Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) is the leading platform and service provider for assessment in higher education. Campus Labs is the only specialized, comprehensive assessment program that combines data collection, reporting, organization, and campus-wide integration.
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closed 2/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Academic Management Systems, Inc. merged with Invoke Solutions,

synopsis: Invoke Solutions, a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies, has merged with Academic Management Systems, Inc. Founded in 1997, Academic Management Systems Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education.
buyer: Invoke Solutions
Invoke Solutions is a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies. Its patented software is considered the pioneer in real-time large-scale qualitative and quantitative market research. "
target parent: North Atlantic Capital
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Since 1997, Academic Management Systems, Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education. Its student-ratings-of-instruction system, CoursEval™ is used by 300 colleges, universities, and professional schools around the world.
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closed 8/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Higher One, Inc., acquired Campus Labs

synopsis: Higher One announced that it will be acquiring substantially all of the assets of Campus Labs, the leading comprehensive assessment platform for higher education that combines data collection, reporting, and analytics to help promote student and institutional success.
buyer: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One provides higher education institutions and their students with efficient, convenient and easy-to-use solutions to handle financial disbursements. These include: student refunds, on-campus and community purchases, payroll and employee expenses, as well as the collection of payments. "
target: Campus Labs
Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) is the leading platform and service provider for assessment in higher education. Campus Labs is the only specialized, comprehensive assessment program that combines data collection, reporting, organization, and campus-wide integration.
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closed 4/16/2018 via BusinessWire

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired PeopleAdmin, Inc.

synopsis: PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of PeopleAdmin, the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government.
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide secure and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government. Its software enables clients to streamline the hiring process, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions and employee performance.
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closed 3/27/2014 via PR Web

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PeopleAdmin, Inc.

synopsis: PeopleAdmin, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions for higher education and government, announced that it has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm with over $7 billion in committed capital.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a U.S. based private equity firm that invests capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for higher education and government. PeopleAdmin’s software enables more than 700 clients to streamline the hiring process; onboard new employees; efficiently manage positions and employee performance; and more.
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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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announced 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, will acquire Interfolio, Inc.

synopsis: Interfolio, a Farragut North–based edtech company that makes decision support software for college and university faculty members, is set to be acquired by New York-based venture capital and private equity firm Insight Venture Partners.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Insight has raised more than $18 billion and invested in over 300 companies worldwide. "
target: Interfolio, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Interfolio is a pioneer in faculty-focused workflow technology. Their product, ByCommittee provides a platform for analytics and business intelligence to help universities make informed, strategic decisions about recruitment, tenure, & professional service.
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closed 1/12/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Interfolio, Inc., acquired Data180

synopsis: Interfolio, a pioneer in tech solutions for faculty hiring, promotion, & tenure, announced its acquisition of DATA180, a leader in tools for faculty-activity reporting. The joining of companies with a shared “faculty first” ethos & complementary services brings unparalleled value to a segment of higher education whose needs have been overlooked.
buyer: Interfolio, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Interfolio is a pioneer in faculty-focused workflow technology. Their product, ByCommittee provides a platform for analytics and business intelligence to help universities make informed, strategic decisions about recruitment, tenure, & professional service. "
target: Data180
Founded in 2002, DATA180 provides the most-advanced technology to help faculty harness the voluminous and varied activity data – from research publications to program evaluations – that must be reported regularly to administrators for internal reviews, compliance and accreditation, among other uses.
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closed 10/27/2015 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired Pathbrite

synopsis: Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide, announced its acquisition of Pathbrite's best-in-class ePortfolio solution. Pathbrite enables students to collect, track and showcase their work to demonstrate completion of assignments.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement. "
target: Pathbrite
Pathbrite was a venture-backed ed tech company based in San Francisco. Pathbrite has users at 900 schools, colleges, universities and organizations in the world. Pathbrite's portfolio platform is poised to revolutionize learning, teaching and assessment across the globe.
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closed 1/7/2021 via BusinessWire

SchoolMint, acquired Whetstone Education

synopsis: SchoolMint, the leading provider of Strategic Enrollment Management and Hero® positive behavior products for K-12 education, has completed the acquisition of Whetstone Education, a classroom observation and coaching platform that enables teachers, coaches, and leaders to work together to amplify instruction.
buyer parent: BV Investment Partners
buyer: SchoolMint
SchoolMint provides a cloud-based student enrollment and school choice platform to PreK-12 school systems worldwide. Schools choose SchoolMint to streamline all aspects of student enrollment – student registration management, application, lottery, school choice management and document uploads. "
target: Whetstone Education
Founded in 2011 by three educators, Whetstone Education seeks to help school leaders use actionable data to drive their instructional coaching and staffing decisions. Whetstone Education provides an online teacher observation tool that is fully customizable to a school’s teacher observation rubric.
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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Newswire

Firsthand merged with Vault.com Inc.,

synopsis: Infobase has acquired Firsthand, a career mentoring and engagement platform for students and alumni, and will be merging it with its Vault brand, the leader in employer rankings and career guides. Fusing Vault's career content and Firsthand's engagement platform will create a next-generation employer branding and career readiness platform.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Vault.com Inc.
Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession. Vault is best known for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs. "
target: Firsthand
Firsthand is the premier career mentoring and engagement platform provider worldwide. Firsthand's all-in-one engagement platform is the meeting place for virtual career and enrollment fairs, mentoring, job postings, groups, forums, a fully fledged alumni directory, and more.
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closed 3/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Authess

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired Authess, the Boston-based developer of an advanced performance-based competency assessment platform that evaluates how students solve complex, open-ended problems they would encounter on the job.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: Authess
Authess is a developer that uniquely leverages technology to measure an individual’s ability to solve complex, real-world problems. The Authess platform supports authoring, delivery, analysis, and reporting of authentic, performance-based assessment.
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closed 10/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Trilogy Education Services, acquired JobTrack

synopsis: Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator, announced the acquisition of JobTrack, a career services platform. JobTrack is a platform that streamlines and accelerates the job search process, enabling users to quickly and easily manage applications and interviews.
buyer: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity. "
target: JobTrack
JobTrack is a platform that streamlines and accelerates the job search process, enabling users to quickly and easily manage applications and interviews. Simultaneously, JobTrack provides career advisors with powerful data and analytics to enrich their one-on-one coaching sessions.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Aon plc, acquired CoCubes.com

synopsis: Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon Plc, has acquired CoCubes, a hiring assessment company based in India focused at entry level. They run assessments to measure employability across all domains - from programming to plumbing.
buyer: Aon plc (NYSE:AON:$11,013.00)
Aon plc is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Aon unites to empower results for clients via effective risk and people solutions and through global resources and technical expertise. "
target: CoCubes.com
CoCubes.com is India's leading assessment and hiring platform. They run assessments to measure employability across all domains - from programming to plumbing. They are based in Gurgaon.
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closed 6/4/2014 via PR Web

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired Seelio

synopsis: PlattForm, a marketing and enrollment management partner for colleges and universities worldwide, announced the acquisition of Seelio, a service-based student portfolio solution for higher education institutions, that offers a student life cycle approach that spans from enrollment to career placement while delivering optimal student outcomes.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
Since 1989, PlattForm has set the standard of excellence in providing marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities, worldwide. Its specialties include search engine marketing; interactive lead generation; online marketing; and more. "
target: Seelio
Seelio is an educational service and technology company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that partners with universities to deliver a greater value to students through the use of rich, multimedia online portfolios. Students are able to easily and beautifully capture their works, projects and passions.
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closed 1/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired MyEdu

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., announced the acquisition of MyEdu, a provider of a popular technology platform that helps college students create an academic roadmap tailored to their academic and career goals and build their first "professional profile" to connect to jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: MyEdu
MyEdu is the definitive online source to increase success and save money in college. MyEdu helps students to create a personalized graduation plan and make informed decisions about their courses, schedule, professors and major.
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announced 10/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Front Rush, LLC will be merged with ACS Athletics,

synopsis: ACS Athletics, the leader in college athletic administration and compliance software, and Front Rush, the leader in recruiting software for college coaches, announced a merger that will make their joint entity the largest provider of technology for recruiting, compliance, roster management and sports operations.
buyer: ACS Athletics
ACS Athletics simplifies how athletics departments work allowing coaches and administrators to focus on winning and building successful programs. ACS is the leading provider of web and mobile solutions for increasing staff productivity and reducing risk in collegiate athletics. "
target: Front Rush, LLC
Founded in 2006, Front Rush's focus is to provide college coaches with top notch recruiting and scouting software. With a focus on user experience and amazing customer support, Front Rush has grown to be the largest recruiting and scouting solution in college athletics.
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closed 12/17/2015 via PR Newswire

inRecruit, merged with Bownce LLC

synopsis: inRecruit, a leading sports, social media and networking platform that assists high school athletes in maximizing their college recruitment experience, announced its merger with Bownce, LLC, a NCAA compliant recruiting platform focused on basketball.
buyer: inRecruit
inRecruit (www.inRecruit.com) is a sports social recruiting network which has been dubbed the "LinkedIn for Athletes" by many national journalists as it digitally connects youth athletes with college coaches. inRecruit was founded by former professional athletes as well as social media experts. "
target: Bownce LLC
Bownce is a web-enabled platform utilizing social media that dramatically reduces the cost of recruiting. This innovative platform allows college coaches to build successful programs by targeting high school recruits in ways that have never been done before.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Campus Labs, acquired Courseval

synopsis: Campus Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of EdCentric, Inc. and a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Academic Management Systems LLC (Courseval), a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Labs
Campus Labs empowers institutions to make valuable connections with their data. The Company offers a complete set of integrated solutions for areas such as assessment, retention, teaching, learning, student engagement, and institutional effectiveness. "
target parent: Invoke Solutions
target: Courseval
Academic Management Systems, LLC, the developer of CoursEval, is a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance. The Company currently serves more than 300 higher education institutions.
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closed 2/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Academic Management Systems, Inc. merged with Invoke Solutions,

synopsis: Invoke Solutions, a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies, has merged with Academic Management Systems, Inc. Founded in 1997, Academic Management Systems Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education.
buyer: Invoke Solutions
Invoke Solutions is a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies. Its patented software is considered the pioneer in real-time large-scale qualitative and quantitative market research. "
target parent: North Atlantic Capital
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Since 1997, Academic Management Systems, Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education. Its student-ratings-of-instruction system, CoursEval™ is used by 300 colleges, universities, and professional schools around the world.
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closed 9/23/2010 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Academic Management Systems, Inc.

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc. announced the acquisition of Academic Management Systems (AMS) and its flagship product CoursEval. ConnectEDU will continue to support, enhance and grow the CoursEval higher education and health professions client base as well as extending the solution into the ConnectEDU K-12 client base.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their career. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
target parent: Liaison International, Inc.
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Academic Management Systems provides information technology products to the higher education and professional education communities; to create a network of institutions sharing common technologies and business processes; and to shape the future of higher education and professional education.
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closed 11/1/2012 via Company Press Release

ConnectEDU, Inc., acquired Epsilen Inc.

synopsis: ConnectEDU announced the acquisition of Epsilen – a cloud-based e-portfolio, skills assessment, professional development and social learning management platform.
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. "
target parent: The New York Times Company
target: Epsilen Inc.
Serving educators and students in over 600 K-12 and higher education institutions worldwide, Epsilen provides a social learning environment with personalized tools to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
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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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closed 9/23/2010 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Academic Management Systems, Inc.

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc. announced the acquisition of Academic Management Systems (AMS) and its flagship product CoursEval. ConnectEDU will continue to support, enhance and grow the CoursEval higher education and health professions client base as well as extending the solution into the ConnectEDU K-12 client base.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their career. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
target parent: Liaison International, Inc.
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Academic Management Systems provides information technology products to the higher education and professional education communities; to create a network of institutions sharing common technologies and business processes; and to shape the future of higher education and professional education.
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closed 9/24/2009 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired CollegeZapps LLC

synopsis: ConnectEDU, the Web-based leader in empowering students to manage their education and launch their career, announced that it has acquired CollegeZapps, a leader in college application processing.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is the nation's leading technology firm dedicated to providing students, educators and employers with comprehensive solutions to successfully navigate education and employment transitions. "
target parent: Efficient Forms, LLC
target: CollegeZapps LLC
CollegeZapps is dedicated to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness — and reducing the confusion — of the college application process through the use of leading-edge technology.
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closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Prep HeadQuarters

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc., the web-based leader in connecting students with colleges and employers through its integrated college and career planning network, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Prep HeadQuarters, a college planning web service deployed in over 700 high schools.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is the nation's leading technology firm dedicated to providing students, educators and employers with comprehensive solutions to successfully navigate education and employment transitions. "
target: Prep HeadQuarters
Prep HeadQuarters is a secure internet program that helps high school counselors manage the college planning process by combining up-to-date college information with powerful technology.
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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Newswire

Firsthand merged with Vault.com Inc.,

synopsis: Infobase has acquired Firsthand, a career mentoring and engagement platform for students and alumni, and will be merging it with its Vault brand, the leader in employer rankings and career guides. Fusing Vault's career content and Firsthand's engagement platform will create a next-generation employer branding and career readiness platform.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Vault.com Inc.
Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession. Vault is best known for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs. "
target: Firsthand
Firsthand is the premier career mentoring and engagement platform provider worldwide. Firsthand's all-in-one engagement platform is the meeting place for virtual career and enrollment fairs, mentoring, job postings, groups, forums, a fully fledged alumni directory, and more.
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closed 9/21/2016 via Company Press Release

Wiley, acquired Ranku

synopsis: Ranku, a recruitment technology and predictive analytics software company for higher education, announced that it has been acquired by Wiley, a global provider of knowledge and learning solutions that improves outcomes in research, professional practice, and education.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Ranku
Ranku is a Seattle based software company that aims to use technology to drive consumer advocacy in online higher education. Ranku licenses recruitment technology and predictive analytics to universities and state systems to scale online degree enrollment.
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closed 9/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Zinch Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, the social education platform, announced it has acquired Zinch, expanding its social education platform into high schools. Zinch, founded in 2007, connects prospective college and graduate students to scholarships, admissions officers and other students who have been through the same process.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students use Chegg for homework help, course selection, note taking, textbook and e-textbook rentals and Daily deals. "
target: Zinch Inc.
Zinch is the social utility matching students with opportunities: colleges, scholarships, study abroad programs, and graduate schools. At Zinch.com, 3.5 million students worldwide have created 'professional' profiles to showcase themselves as more than test scores.
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closed 2/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Digital Media Solutions, acquired Sparkroom Corp.

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions (DMS) announces the acquisition of Sparkroom, a leader in higher education performance marketing. Previously owned by Nelnet, Sparkroom will retain its name, staff and full book of business.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions
Digital Media Solutions is a premier performance marketing company that uses actionable data, insightful analytics and proprietary technology to reach, engage, and acquire customers for its clients across multiple interactive platforms. "
target parent: Nelnet, Inc.
target: Sparkroom Corp.
Sparkroom is a leader in performance marketing, providing fully transparent, analytics-based strategies that achieve challenging marketing objectives. Sparkroom provides both marketing services and marketing software, allowing for improved efficacy of data-based marketing campaigns.
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announced 1/11/2010 via PR Newswire

CUnet LLC, will acquire Sparkroom Corp.

synopsis: CUnet, a subsidiary of Nelnet Inc., announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sparkroom, a leading provider of enrollment marketing automation and lead performance management solutions.
buyer parent: Nelnet, Inc.
buyer: 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. "
target: Sparkroom Corp.
Sparkroom's Lead Deliver, Lead IQ, and Lead Market Analytics deliver a hosted business intelligence platform to give direct response marketers the tools and expertise needed to measure, manage, and optimize their lead acquisition spending across every direct response channel.
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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 9/16/2015 via Market Wire

Kira Talent, acquired LikeLive

synopsis: Kira Talent, the company behind Kira Academic, the video-based talent assessment platform designed for university and college admissions, announces that video interviewing service, LikeLive, will become a part of Kira Talent.
buyer: Kira Talent
Kira Talent is the company behind Kira Academic, the video-based talent assessment platform designed for university and college admissions. Kira is a talent assessment platform that adds an interactive video and written assessment into a school's existing admissions application. "
target parent: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
target: LikeLive
LikeLive is a cutting-edge, user-friendly platform created for college and job applicants to post video interviews. The LikeLive platform is private and secure. Working with top universities, career centers and corporations, LikeLive is the global leader in online interviews worldwide.
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closed 4/8/2015 via PR Newswire

Unigo, LLC, acquired PrepTalk

synopsis: Unigo Group announces the firm has completed the acquisition of PrepTalk, an education-technology start-up that is creating a virtual platform to connect high school students, parents, and guidance counselors to colleges via live, virtual events.
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: PrepTalk
PrepTalk is an education-technology start-up that is creating a virtual platform to connect high school students, parents, and guidance counselors to colleges via live, virtual events.
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closed 12/6/2012 via PR Web

College Loan Corporation, acquired Edvisors Network, Inc.

synopsis: Edvisors, a leading provider of educational resources, announced it has been acquired by College Loan Corporation. Edvisors is a leading student marketing company providing a portfolio of education resources, college loan products, and college-related information and services through a network of websites, blogs and forums.
buyer: College Loan Corporation
College Loan Corporation, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada is a top 10 student loan company, managing student loan assets. By offering innovative loan products and first-class customer service, the Company helps families achieve their higher education goals. "
target: Edvisors Network, Inc.
Edvisors, a global leader in higher education marketing and college financial aid, provides a richer, more fulfilling education experience to students, educators and parents worldwide.
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closed 2/1/2012 via PR Newswire

Educational Testing Service, Inc., acquired MyCollegei

synopsis: Educational Testing Service, the world's leading measurement and research organization, has acquired mycollegei, a cutting-edge, user-friendly video interviewing platform created to assist colleges, universities, and corporations in more effectively managing their application process.
buyer: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
Educational Testing Service (ETS) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. "
target: MyCollegei
mycollegei is a cutting-edge, user-friendly video interviewing platform created to assist colleges, universities, and corporations in more effectively managing their application process. The platform allows admission officials and corporate recruiters to view candidates more holistically.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BusinessWire

SchoolMint, acquired Smart Choice Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: SchoolMint announced that it has completed an acquisition of Smart Choice Technologies from Firefly Digital. Through this acquisition, SchoolMint will extend its position as the leading provider of enrollment management solutions to educators at districts, charter management organizations (CMOs) and charter schools throughout the United States.
buyer parent: BV Investment Partners
buyer: SchoolMint
SchoolMint provides a cloud-based student enrollment and school choice platform to PreK-12 school systems worldwide. Schools choose SchoolMint to streamline all aspects of student enrollment – student registration management, application, lottery, school choice management and document uploads. "
target parent: Firefly Digital
target: Smart Choice Technologies, Inc.
Smart Choice is a powerful preK-12 admissions platform. It is an online student registration and school choice management software solution for public and private schools, magnet and charter schools, gifted & talented programs, early childhood education programs and other special programs.
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closed 6/24/2008 via Market Wire

Datran Media, acquired Top-Colleges.com

synopsis: Leading online marketing solutions provider Datran Media announced the acquisition of Top-Colleges.com, formerly a division of AffiliateCrew.com. Top-Colleges.com is a prime higher-education search engine, matching prospective students with learning facilities via geographic and curricula criteria.
buyer: Datran Media
Datran Media is a leading online marketing company that helps brands reach, acquire, retain and monetize their ideal customers. Datran Media offers the ability to selectively interact with a consumer universe of over 175 million across inbox, web and social media channels. "
target parent: AffiliateCrew
target: Top-Colleges.com
Top-Colleges.com is an Internet resource matching potential students with schools and colleges based on course of study and location. With a rapidly growing base of schools, colleges and universities and over 200,000 unique visitors per month, Top-Colleges.com is a premier online college resource.
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closed 11/21/2019 via PR Web

Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC, acquired QuadWrangle

synopsis: Leading higher education firm RNL has acquired QuadWrangle, the creator of an alumni engagement platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to create personalized engagement with donors. The platform will be incorporated into RNL’s suite of fundraising solutions as RNL QuadWrangle.
buyer: Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC
RNL is the leading provider of higher education enrollment, student success, and fundraising solutions. More than 1,900 colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations rely on RNL for advanced analytics, personalized engagement, and industry-leading insights to achieve their missions. "
target: QuadWrangle
QuadWrangle is the first AI-Powered Engagement Management System designed specifically for higher education. QuadWrangle delivers completely personalized news, appeals, invites, community connections, and more through its website management, community mobile apps, and email marketing solutions.
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closed 11/16/2016 via Company Press Release

Graduway, acquired IntroMaps

synopsis: Graduway, the world’s leading provider of alumni networking and mentoring platforms, announced it has acquired assets of IntroMaps, LLC a company providing community engagement platforms for the higher-education and for-profit sectors.
buyer: Graduway
Graduway is the world’s leading provider of alumni networking and mentoring platforms. Graduway is trusted by 300+ education institutions and companies to manage their on-line alumni career communities including UCLA, Johns Hopkins and the University of Oxford. "
target: IntroMaps
IntroMaps, LLC is a company that provides a community engagement platforms for the higher-education and for-profit sectors. They offer a location-based group engagement tool that uses visual networking to securely leverage existing group data.
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closed 8/19/2010 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired CourseRank LLC

synopsis: Chegg.com, the number one online textbook rental company, announced that it has acquired CourseRank, the website that provides college students an easy and convenient way to create and share their course schedule, take classes with their friends, read and write reviews on classes and professors as well as find out how professors grade.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg.com is the number one online textbook rental company that has saved students on more than 6,400 campuses nationwide in excess of $240 million. Chegg.com offers students access to a growing catalog of more than 4.2 million titles, a variety of shipping options and free returns. "
target: CourseRank LLC
CourseRank's scheduling, planning and course review system guides students by arranging relevant course information in an easily accessible display where they can track their progress towards the goal of graduation, mapping courses taken, and grades received.
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closed 1/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired newsflo ltd

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Newsflo, a London-based company that helps researchers and academic institutions to measure the wider impact of their work by tracking and analyzing media coverage of their publications and findings.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target: newsflo ltd
Newsflo monitors and analyses the media impact of individual research papers, researchers and institutions. Developed with leading UK universities, the technology caters to the needs of both researchers and institutions looking to track the media reach of their work.
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closed 11/20/2019 via PR Newswire

IXL Learning, acquired Education.com Inc.

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 8 million students, has acquired Education.com, the leading online education destination serving more than 23 million teachers, parents, and homeschoolers. Education.com offers more than 30,000 digital and printable learning resources for pre-K to 5th grade.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 60 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
target: Education.com Inc.
Education.com is a leading online education destination for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers. The company's early learning platform was designed to be tailored to every child's unique interests and needs and can be accessed across a variety of digital platforms.
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closed 11/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Liaison International, Inc., acquired Spectrum Edu Solutions

synopsis: Liaison International, the leader in admissions management solutions, announced that it has acquired Spectrum Edu Solutions, a leading provider of CRM and marketing solutions for higher education institutions. With the addition of Spectrum, Liaison's offerings now span the entire lifecycle of enrollment management and student marketing.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Liaison International, Inc.
Liaison provides enrollment management solutions to more than 4,500 higher education programs. They have built strong relationships with educational associations and power some of the most admired admissions offices in the country with their Centralized Application Service (CAS™) solutions. "
target: Spectrum Edu Solutions
Spectrum is an innovator in Higher Ed recruitment, providing groundbreaking software and marketing solutions to colleges around the country. They lead the market by combining higher education enrollment practices with cutting-edge CRM marketing platform technology to create admission programs.
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closed 9/28/2015 via PR Web

College Raptor merged with PowerSchool Inc.,

synopsis: College Raptor, the nation’s only college matching platform that estimates each student’s potential financial aid, and PowerSchool Group LLC, the world’s leading learning company, are joining forces. College Raptor uniquely helps students discover college matches based on academic, cultural, and financial fit.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the most widely used student information system (SIS), delivers a network of integrated systems that helps K-12 school districts manage all mission-critical administrative processes and instructional data using one cohesive solution. "
target: College Raptor
College Raptor builds products to help prospective students, parents, high school counselors, and college enrollment managers resolve some of the biggest challenges related to college planning, financing and enrollment.
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closed 12/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired YouVisit

synopsis: Education firm EAB has acquired YouVisit, the leading provider of virtual tour and interactive web content for higher education. The addition of YouVisit’s technology platform, together with its expertise in immersive content creation, further enhances EAB’s ability to help colleges and universities find, engage, and enroll new students.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,500 institutions. "
target: YouVisit
YouVisit is the leading provider of virtual tour and interactive web content for higher education. YouVisit’s patented technology platform layers 360-degree photos and videos with other media types to create highly immersive web experiences.
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