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closed 5/6/2014 via PR Newswire

EDPlus Holdings, LLC, acquired Unigo, LLC

synopsis: Augmenting its leadership position in the higher education consumer marketplace, EDPlus Holdings, LLC announced that it has acquired Unigo, LLC, a leading website featuring hundreds of thousands of student-generated reviews of U.S. colleges.
buyer parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
buyer: EDPlus Holdings, LLC
EDPlus Holdings, LLC, provides the most personalized and accurate platform for matching students with schools, financing, rewards and jobs. They use unique insights and proprietary technologies to provide complete and transparent information that helps you choose the right school. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: 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.
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announced 7/13/2018 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., will acquire Student Loan Hero

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc., America's leading online loan marketplace, will acquire Student Loan Hero, a personal finance website dedicated to helping student loan borrowers manage their student debt. Student Loan Hero provides current and former students in-depth financial comparison tools, educational resources, and unbiased, personalized advice.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates America's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. LendingTree's online marketplace connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. "
target: Student Loan Hero
Student Loan Hero combines tools with financial education to help people manage and pay off their student loans. The website provides advice and educational resources that help users to find the best student loan for them. Their tools allow users to sync loan data and calculate repayment scenarios.
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$60
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closed 7/1/2016 via PR Web

EducationDynamics, LLC, acquired Unigo, LLC

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing, announces the acquisition of Unigo.com and EStudentLoan.com, a subsidiary of Unigo that provides a fast and free way to compare student loans. Unigo also provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions.
buyer parent: Muirlands Capital LLC
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. "
target parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
target: Unigo, LLC
Unigo is the premier network for current and future college students that provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions. EStudentLoan is a subsidiary of Unigo that provides a fast and free way to compare student loans.
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closed 1/31/2018 via PR Newswire

ProspeX Digital, acquired Universities.com LLC

synopsis: ProspeX Digital, a customer acquisition lead generation company, announced the acquisition of Universities.com, which has served as a trusted source for researching colleges and universities since 1996.
buyer: ProspeX Digital
ProspeX Digital is a performance-driven digital marketing firm that specializes in prospect and data development with a focus on education recruitment marketing. ProspeX Digital boasts a cost-effective, performance-driven model that is fueled by proprietary multi-channel ad targeting products. "
target: Universities.com LLC
Universities.com was established in 1996 to help millions of prospective students and adult learners find colleges and universities that fit their needs and match their career goals.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

NRCCUA, acquired Admittedly

synopsis: The National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA), a leading provider of data and analytics solutions to public and private colleges and universities, announced that it has acquired Admittedly, a web and mobile platform education company that specializes in helping students plan their college searches on the go.
buyer: NRCCUA
National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA) is the most trusted source for advancing higher education recruitment. They build educational bridges between college-bound high school students, high school educators and college admissions officers. "
target: Admittedly
Admitted.ly is the ultimate online college advisory tool for high school students, their parents, and guidance counselors. They collect over 500 data points per student and use that data to show students which schools they should be applying to.
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closed 8/4/2014 via PR Newswire

Educational Credit Management Corporation, acquired College Abacus

synopsis: As part of its longstanding efforts to help students succeed, ECMC, a nonprofit company that provides services in support of higher education finance, acquired College Abacus, an innovative web-based tool that assists prospective college students as they make the all-important decision of which school to attend.
buyer: Educational Credit Management Corporation
Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is a nonprofit company that provides services in support of higher education finance as a guarantor in the Federal Family Education Loan Program. "
target: College Abacus
College Abacus is an innovative web-based tool that assists prospective college students as they make the all-important decision of which school to attend. College Abacus is a one-stop search site that allows students to compare the net price of nearly 4,000 colleges.
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closed 5/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

HelloWork, acquired Diplomeo

synopsis: HelloWork, a French platform that connects employers, recruiters, and trainers with all workers, has acquired Diplomeo, a French platform that helps higher education students pick the right school for them. Diplomeo's platform enables students to search for schools that meet their degree, subject, and location needs.
buyer: HelloWork
HelloWork is a French platform that connects employers, recruiters, and trainers with all workers. HelloWork helps people to find jobs or change their profession. HelloWork offers 650 thousand job opportunities per month through its network of regional sites. "
target: Diplomeo
Diplomeo is a French platform that helps higher education students pick the right school for them. Diplomeo's platform enables students to search for schools that meet their degree, subject, and location needs. Diplomeo has helped over 15,000 students find the school that is best for them.
price ($mm)
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$3
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closed 1/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

IDP Education, acquired Hotcourses

synopsis: Global student placement company, IDP Education, has acquired the Hotcourses Group. Hotcourses is the UK's largest publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities.
buyer: IDP Education (:$272.73)
IDP Education Limited provides student placement services to enroll into universities, schools, and colleges. The Company offers student services, such as university and course guidance, visa application and scholarships assistance, and pre-departure support services. "
target: Hotcourses
Hotcourses changes lives by helping people enroll on the right courses throughout the world. With offices in London, Sydney, Boston and Chennai, Hotcourses is the largest UK's publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities.
price ($mm)
$37
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$13
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closed 6/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired OnlineEducation.com

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., an internet marketing services and technology company, has acquired OnlineEducation.com, a provider of information on online degree programs, from BigLeads.com, engaged in the acquisition, development and management of internet properties.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$495.34)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target parent: BigLeads.com
target: OnlineEducation.com
OnlineEducation.com has a single fixed mission: to provide prospective students with a wealth of high-quality education options. OnlineEducation.com is not an educator; instead it supplies detailed and varied information on all things higher education-related.
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announced 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

ItoKuro Inc., will acquire fnana inc.

synopsis: ItoKuro, a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools, will acquire fnana inc., a Japanese company that aims to help people enjoy work and life. fnana inc. operates the Medical School Preparatory Guide, a website that helps people find and compare medical prep schools.
buyer: ItoKuro Inc. (TSE:6049:$26.36)
Founded in 2006, ItoKuro is a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools. Their websites covers schools for elementary school to high school students. The company also offers marketing services to the education industry. "
target: fnana inc.
Founded in 2010, fnana inc. is a Japanese company that aims to help people enjoy work and life. The company operates the Medical School Preparatory Guide, a website that helps people find and compare medical prep schools.
price ($mm)
$2.88
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$1
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Wizbii, acquired Filengo

synopsis: Wizbii, a professional social network that helps students and graduate find jobs and internships, has acquired Filengo, a free platform that allows students to obtain all the financial aid they are eligible for. Filengo determines which financial aid and how much each student is eligible for from their profile.
buyer: Wizbii
Wizbii is a professional social network for students and graduates. It was created to encourage the creation of startup projects and collaboration between its members. Wizbii helps young people find jobs and internships, and young entrepreneurs to launch their startup projects. "
target: Filengo
Filengo is a free platform that allows students to obtain all the financial aid they are eligible for. Filengo determines which financial aid and how much each student is eligible for from their profile. Students can fill out and send files to financial aid organizations with just one click.
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closed 10/13/2015 via PR Newswire

GoodCall.com, acquired SchoolSoup.com

synopsis: GoodCall, backed by Red Ventures, announced its acquisition of SchoolSoup.com, the world's largest online database of college scholarships. GoodCall's scholarship search platform employs data science to forecast the number of students who will apply for each scholarship.
buyer: GoodCall.com
GoodCall.com is a consumer-focused website where people and information intersect. GoodCall was born from the idea that in an increasingly complex online marketplace, consumers deserve access to the information they need to make educated financial decisions. "
target: SchoolSoup.com
SchoolSoup.com, is the world’s largest free online data base of college and university scholarships. Launched in 2006, schoolsoup.com has amassed over $40 Billion in scholarship data and is considered a leading source for students and parents searching for scholarships and financial aid.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Azent Overseas Education Ltd, acquired AdmissionTable.com

synopsis: Azent Overseas Education Ltd, an online education startup founded by IT firm Hexaware Technologies Ltd founder Atul Nishar, said it has acquired Bengaluru-based AdmissionTable.com, an artificial intelligence (AI) driven online platform for overseas university selection and admission counselling.
buyer: Azent Overseas Education Ltd
Azent Overseas Education Ltd seeks to revolutionize how students go to study abroad. An international education advisory, backed by years of experience in education and technology, Azent is the brainchild of Atul Nishar (founder of Aptech and Hexaware Technologies). "
target: AdmissionTable.com
Bengaluru-based AdmissionTable.com is an artificial intelligence driven online platform for overseas university selection and admission counselling.
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closed 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

EDUroute s.r.o., acquired Vysokeskoly.cz

synopsis: LMC's college information portal VysokeSkoly.cz has been bought by EDUroute sro, whose founders are Libor Mertl and Jiří Ziegler. VysokeSkoly.cz provide students interested in studying at college relevant information for the selection of a suitable field of study at a university. It is based in the Czech Republic.
buyer: EDUroute s.r.o.
EDUroute sro, based in the Czech Republic, was founded by Libor Mertl and Jiří Ziegler. Jiří Ziegler has been worked in the team of VysokeSkoly.cz, a website providing information about colleges, over the past five years. "
target parent: Alma Media Oyj
target: Vysokeskoly.cz
VysokeSkoly.cz is a web-based information medium established in 2000 to provide students interested in studying at college relevant information for the selection of a suitable field of study at a university. It is based in the Czech Republic.
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closed 12/9/2016 via PR Web

LendEDU, acquired StatFuse, LLC

synopsis: LendEDU announced that it has acquired Statfuse to expand its online presence and help incoming college students make smart admissions decisions. Statfuse was founded in 2012 to help students tackle college admissions through its proprietary college chances algorithm.
buyer: LendEDU
Since 2014 LendEDU has delivered free financial aid resources to high school and college students. LendEDU is a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinancing. LendEDU helps graduates find the lowest student loan quotes with one application. "
target: StatFuse, LLC
Statfuse was founded in 2012 by Supan Shah and Jeet Banerjee. Since 2012, Statfuse has helped over 150,000 students calculate their acceptance odds. The Statfuse website is free to use for students.
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closed 10/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Hotcourses Ltd, acquired The Complete University Guide Ltd

synopsis: Hotcourses has acquired university league table publisher, The Complete University Guide, meaning it now reaches more students searching for university degrees than any other student media organisation. The Complete University Guide provides a comprehensive and definitive guide to all matters related to higher education.
buyer: Hotcourses Ltd
Hotcourses changes lives by helping people enroll on the right courses throughout the world. With offices in London, Sydney, Boston and Chennai, Hotcourses is the largest UK's publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities. "
target: The Complete University Guide Ltd
The Complete University Guide provides a comprehensive and definitive guide to all matters related to higher education. Their independent UK University League Tables & Rankings give a great guide to which university is best for each student, overall and by subject.
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closed 2/6/2010 via Company Press Release

Educomp Solutions Limited, acquired StudyPlaces

synopsis: Educomp Solutions Ltd has acquired popular education portal Studyplaces.com. Studyplaces provides a platform for students to acquire information related to higher education opportunities in USA, UK, India and various other countries.
buyer: Educomp Solutions Limited (BSE:532696:$79.35)
Educomp is the largest Education Company in India and the only company spread across the entire education ecosystem. From schools to skills; Educomp group empowers over 20.9 million learners and educators across ~32,000 schools to imagine, think and create a better future. "
target: StudyPlaces
StudyPlaces.com is one of the first global education portals in India that serves as a comprehensive one-stop-shop for education search. StudyPlaces.com follows a vision of being the complete solution for all education search related queries for studies in India and abroad.
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$1.15
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Grupo A Educação, Kinea Investimentos Ltda, acquired Saber em Rede

synopsis: Private equity firm Kinea and Grupo A, a provider of educational materials, acquired a 51% stake in Saber em Rede, an edtech marketplace based in Cubo Itaú that connects students with grad school vacancies via independent agents.
buyer: Grupo A Educação
buyer: Kinea Investimentos Ltda
Kinea Investimentos is an independent, innovative alternative asset management firm, which is a subsidiary of the Itaú Group, based in Brazil. Brazil-based Grupo A owns several publishers of science textbooks and digital education platforms. "
target: Saber em Rede
Saber em Rede, based in Cubo Itaú, the largest hub of startups in Latin America, promotes the dissemination of education and financial empowerment by promoting connections between the best educational institutions in the country and people interested in selling courses.
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announced 11/14/2012 via PR Web

Bell Curves LLC, will acquire Acceptional, Inc.

synopsis: Bell Curves, LLC, a privately held test preparation company based in New York City, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Acceptional, Inc, a provider of college admissions essay writing resources.
buyer: Bell Curves LLC
Bell Curves is a socially responsible test prep and educational services company based in New York City. Since its inception, it has developed a diverse clientele comprised of non-profit organizations, educational institutions, young professionals, and college and graduate school-bound students. "
target: Acceptional, Inc.
Acceptional, Inc. provides college admissions essay writing resources. A student at one of Acceptional's target schools uploads the personal statement or college admission essay that got her into college. Every time someone reads that sample college essay, the author gets paid.
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closed 7/1/2016 via PR Web

EducationDynamics, LLC, acquired Unigo, LLC

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing, announces the acquisition of Unigo.com and EStudentLoan.com, a subsidiary of Unigo that provides a fast and free way to compare student loans. Unigo also provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions.
buyer parent: Muirlands Capital LLC
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. "
target parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
target: Unigo, LLC
Unigo is the premier network for current and future college students that provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions. EStudentLoan is a subsidiary of Unigo that provides a fast and free way to compare student loans.
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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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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 5/6/2014 via PR Newswire

EDPlus Holdings, LLC, acquired Unigo, LLC

synopsis: Augmenting its leadership position in the higher education consumer marketplace, EDPlus Holdings, LLC announced that it has acquired Unigo, LLC, a leading website featuring hundreds of thousands of student-generated reviews of U.S. colleges.
buyer parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
buyer: EDPlus Holdings, LLC
EDPlus Holdings, LLC, provides the most personalized and accurate platform for matching students with schools, financing, rewards and jobs. They use unique insights and proprietary technologies to provide complete and transparent information that helps you choose the right school. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: 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.
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closed 7/1/2016 via PR Web

EducationDynamics, LLC, acquired Unigo, LLC

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing, announces the acquisition of Unigo.com and EStudentLoan.com, a subsidiary of Unigo that provides a fast and free way to compare student loans. Unigo also provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions.
buyer parent: Muirlands Capital LLC
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. "
target parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
target: Unigo, LLC
Unigo is the premier network for current and future college students that provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions. EStudentLoan is a subsidiary of Unigo that provides a fast and free way to compare student loans.
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closed 5/6/2014 via PR Newswire

EDPlus Holdings, LLC, acquired Unigo, LLC

synopsis: Augmenting its leadership position in the higher education consumer marketplace, EDPlus Holdings, LLC announced that it has acquired Unigo, LLC, a leading website featuring hundreds of thousands of student-generated reviews of U.S. colleges.
buyer parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
buyer: EDPlus Holdings, LLC
EDPlus Holdings, LLC, provides the most personalized and accurate platform for matching students with schools, financing, rewards and jobs. They use unique insights and proprietary technologies to provide complete and transparent information that helps you choose the right school. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: 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.
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closed 5/9/2018 via PR Newswire

Lumni, acquired Paytronage, Inc.

synopsis: Lumni, an international financial technology company focused on increasing the affordability and accessibility of higher education, announced the acquisition of Paytronage, a 9-month old NYC-based direct-to-consumer marketplace for income share agreements (ISAs).
buyer: Lumni
Lumni is the world's largest and most-established player in the emerging income share agreements (ISA) space, having originated and serviced nearly 10,000 ISAs across Latin America. "
target: Paytronage, Inc.
Founded in August 2017, Paytronage launched as a direct-to-consumer marketplace connecting institutional lenders to students interested in taking out income share agreements. Paytronage launched at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on offering ISAs to Ivy League students.
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closed 2/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

SlicePay, acquired Trustio Technologies Private Limited

synopsis: Micro-lending startup SlicePay has acquired Delhi-based P2P lending platform Trustio in an all equity deal. Launched in 2016, Trustio is an invite-only platform for alumni of premier colleges to avail short-term credit from their fellow alumni.
buyer: SlicePay
Founded in 2015, SlicePay operates on a buy now, pay later model through which students can purchase products on credit without collateral. Repayments can be made on a monthly basis. It has partnered with the likes of Amazon, Paytm and Myntra. "
target: Trustio Technologies Private Limited
Trustio is a New Delhi based P2P lending company giving alumni-backed loans to students and recent graduates. Trustio allows alumni of a select number of colleges access to short-term credit sourced from their colleagues.
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Goal Structured Solutions, Inc. (GS2), acquired Skills Fund

synopsis: Skills Fund, a financing platform for bootcamps and tech skill training schools, announced that it has been acquired by Goal Structured Solutions, a company that operates as an asset management firm. Goal is the largest third-party provider of student loan services and currently manages a portfolio of over $26 billion.
buyer: Goal Structured Solutions, Inc. (GS2)
Goal Structured Solutions, Inc. (GS2), operates as an asset management firm. The company offers loan administration, loan and receivables purchasing, capital markets advisory services, and products and services to the education loan industry. "
target: Skills Fund
Skills Fund is a financing platform for bootcamps and tech skill training schools that partners with more than 70 schools and 400 programs. It lends money to students participating in programs in software development, web development, data science, and cybersecurity.
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closed 11/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Follett Corporation, acquired Valore

synopsis: Follett Corporation, a global leader in education and entertainment content distribution, announced it has acquired Valore Inc. and the ValoreBooks marketplace solution for students and bookstores to buy, sell and rent college textbooks online.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to PreK-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Valore
Valore offers innovative solutions that eliminate the inefficiencies throughout the textbook industry, and bring more affordable textbooks and higher quality courseware to students, bookstores, professors, and schools.
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closed 12/2/2009 via PR Newswire

SimpleTuition Inc., acquired TuitionCoach

synopsis: SimpleTuition, Inc., the premier destination for personalized student loan research and comparison, has acquired TuitionCoach, the leading website for personalized college financial guidance. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: SimpleTuition Inc.
SimpleTuition is committed to helping students and parents figure out how to make college affordable. SimpleTuition.com features interactive tools for a personalized approach to understanding the college funding system and available education financing options. "
target: TuitionCoach
TuitionCoach is a personalized internet-based program that guides families step-by-step through the college financial aid process, offering: expert tips for completing financial aid applications; analysis of college funding options; and email consultation.
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announced 5/18/2009 via PR Newswire

Freshman Fund, Inc. will be merged with Wee Web,

synopsis: Wee Web, the private sharing service for families, and Freshman Fund, the college savings gift registry, announced an agreement to merge the two companies. Together, continuing under the name Wee Web, these services create a single destination for families to stay connected and facilitate education savings.
buyer: Wee Web
Wee Web helps families share moments and stay connected - no matter where everyone lives. As a simple, secure and private service, Wee Web makes it easy for parents to keep family and friends involved in their kids' rapidly changing lives so no one misses the special moments that happen only once. "
target: Freshman Fund, Inc.
Freshman Fund is an easy way for parents, relatives and friends to contribute gift money to college savings. Birthdays, holidays and other events could be opportunities for a more meaningful, practical gift. As every parent knows, the sooner you start saving, the easier it is.
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closed 8/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Affirm, acquired Lendlayer

synopsis: Affirm, a next-generation consumer finance company, has completed the acquisition of LendLayer, an online social lending platform that enables users to pay for their education. LendLayer provides lending for accelerated learning programs like Hackbright Academy.
buyer: Affirm
Affirm is a next-generation consumer finance company providing shoppers with instant point-of-sale financing for online purchases. Affirm’s data-driven approach looks beyond a standard credit score to reach broader consumer populations. "
target: Lendlayer
LendLayer, Inc. operates an online social lending platform that enables users to pay for their education. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California
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closed 1/24/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Flywire, acquired OnPlan Holdings LLC

synopsis: Flywire, a provider of global payment and receivables solutions for education, healthcare, and business, announced the acquisition of OnPlan Holdings LLC, the parent company of OnPlanU and OnPlan Health. OnPlan Health is a web portal and payment solution. OnPlanU is a student billing and payment solution.
buyer: Flywire
Flywire is a leading provider of international payment solutions, connecting businesses and institutions with other businesses and consumers on six continents. Flywire is used by over 1,300 organizations across 18 countries around the world. "
target: OnPlan Holdings LLC
OnPlan Holdings LLC, the parent company of OnPlanU and OnPlan Health. OnPlan’s vertical-specific solutions address key revenue lifecycle management needs in healthcare and higher ed. OnPlan Health is a web portal and payment solution. OnPlanU is a student billing and payment solution.
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closed 10/1/2015 via BusinessWire

Flywire, acquired Uni-Pay

synopsis: Flywire (formerly peerTransfer), the leading provider of global payment solutions for the education industry, announced it has acquired UK tuition processor Uni-Pay. Uni-Pay offers tuition payment services to students attending 60 educational institutions in the UK, the second leading destination for foreign students studying abroad.
buyer: Flywire
Flywire, formerly peerTransfer, is the leading provider of global payment solutions for the education industry, providing processing, tracking and reconciliation services for educational institutions worldwide. They offer an easy-to-use, economical payment experience for international students. "
target parent: Inprova Group
target: Uni-Pay
Uni-Pay is an international payment and collection provider for overseas student fees, that has been designed specifically for universities and language schools. Uni-Pay can help education providers offer their overseas students an improved payment experience while delivering administration savings.
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closed 5/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Emtek Group, acquired UNIK Uang Elektronik

synopsis: Emtek Group, Indonesia's most prominent media conglomerate, has acquired a 90% stake in PT Espay Debit Indonesia Koe, the owner of UNIK, a socialbanking mobile application for students in Indonesia. UNIK allows users to transfer money, send money to their friends, shop online, pay bills, and pay school fees.
buyer: Emtek Group (JKSE:EMTK:$579.52)
Founded in 1983, Emtek Group has evolved into a modern, integrated group of companies with three main business divisions: Media, Telecommunications and IT Solutions, and Connectivity. With media as its primary business portfolio, Emtek has become Indonesia's most prominent media conglomerate. "
target: UNIK Uang Elektronik
UNIK is a socialbanking mobile application for students in Indonesia. Users can transfer money from their savings account or their e-money account electronically. The app allows users to shop online, pay bills, and pay school fees. Users can also send money to their friends who also use the app.
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$6.70*
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closed 12/31/2010 via Market Wire

First Marblehead, acquired Tuition Management Systems

synopsis: The First Marblehead Corporation completed the acquisition of Tuition Management Systems (TMS) from KeyBank, N.A. TMS is one of the nation's largest providers of outsourced tuition planning, billing, counseling, and payment technology services for colleges, universities, and elementary and secondary schools.
buyer: First Marblehead (FMD:$50.38)
First Marblehead helps meet the need for education financing by offering national and regional financial institutions and educational institutions the Monogram(SM) platform, an integrated suite of design, implementation and credit risk management services. "
target parent: KeyCorp
target: Tuition Management Systems
Tuition Management Systems has worked with private K-12 schools, colleges and universities to help make education more affordable. Tuition Management Systems offers a suite of products and services to client schools that includes billing, payment processing and education payment counseling.
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$47
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closed 12/9/2019 via BusinessWire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc. has acquired Gradifi, a student loan benefit and financial wellness provider. The deal meaningfully bolsters the E*TRADE Corporate Services offering to include financial wellness and student loan solutions as part of a comprehensive benefits platform.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,937.00)
The E*TRADE Financial family of companies provides financial services, including trading, investing, banking, and managing employee stock, securities products and services, commodity futures and options, student loan benefit plans, and more. "
target parent: General Atlantic, LLC
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is leading the way in providing innovative financial benefits that empower employers to help brighten the financial futures of their employees with contributions to their student loans, options to refinance their loans, and help save for their children’s educational futures.
price ($mm)
$30
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announced 10/19/2017 via PR Newswire

Nelnet, Inc., will acquire Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation

synopsis: Nelnet, one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S., announced it has entered into a definitive and binding agreement with Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation to acquire 100% of the stock of their student loan servicing company, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.
buyer: Nelnet, Inc. (NNI:$824.49)
Nelnet is one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S. and is focused on providing quality student loan products and services to students and schools nationwide. "
target: Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation
Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Great Lakes and its parent affiliated group have been helping students access higher education since 1967. They provide support to make higher education accessible, the financial aid process simpler, and the possibility of paying for college real.
price ($mm)
$150
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closed 12/12/2016 via BusinessWire

First Republic Bank, acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: First Republic Bank announced it has acquired Gradifi Inc., a Boston-based student loan repayment technology platform to assist the nation's 44 million student loan borrowers. Gradifi pioneered the SLP Plan (Student Loan Paydown), a technology and service platform used by employers to make direct contributions to employees’ student loans.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: First Republic Bank (FRC:$3,197.47)
First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a commitment to responsiveness and action. "
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based student loan pay down provider with the first innovative solution to the nation's $1.3 trillion student loan debt problem. The company is led by a management team that brings decades of combined experience in consumer financial services and entrepreneurial ventures.
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closed 3/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

CordiaGrad, acquired CordiaGrad

synopsis: Jack Zoeller, the founder of Cordia Bancorp, relinquished his role as CEO of the company in conjunction with his purchase and independent spin-off of CordiaGrad, a student loan refinance company that launched within the bank last year. CordiaGrad refinance for both undergraduate or graduate degrees and accept applications from nearly 1,000 schools.
buyer: CordiaGrad
CordiaGrad is a student loan refinancing program designed to reward student loan borrowers, who achieved well in school, started a career, and have taken care of their credit, with a low-cost refinance loan. "
target parent: Cordia Bancorp Inc.
target: CordiaGrad
CordiaGrad is a student loan refinancing program designed to reward student loan borrowers, who achieved well in school, started a career, and have taken care of their credit, with a low-cost refinance loan.
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closed 12/22/2015 via PR Newswire

Gradifi, Inc., acquired SmarterBucks

synopsis: Gradifi, a Boston-based startup, announced the acquisition of the SmarterBucks program from Valore. SmarterBucks provides members a variety of ways to earn value and apply it towards paying down student loan debt. Members participate by shopping at the SmarterBucks.com Marketplace, completing online surveys and by earning rewards with a debit card.
buyer: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based start-up providing an innovative solution to the nation's student loan debt problem. By partnering with companies to develop employer SLP Plans (Student Loan Paydown), rewards programs and brand loyalty programs, Gradifi empowers students to repay their loan debt. "
target parent: Valore
target: SmarterBucks
SmarterBucks is a revolutionary rewards program that helps users pay down their student loans faster and for less. Users earn rewards on the money spent on brands featured in the SmarterBucks marketplace, and those rewards become extra student loan payments on any student loan.
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closed 12/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems Inc., acquired ECSI

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors, has expanded its Campus Solutions division by acquiring ECSI, a leading provider of cost-effective, customized payments processing solutions for the higher education industry.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. is a payments processor that delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, school solutions, loyalty marketing services, campus solutions, payroll and related business solutions and services to more than 250,000 business and education locations nationwide. "
target: ECSI
ECSI supports the entire life cycle of higher education and post-graduation school/student services, including student loan payment processing, default solutions, refund services, tuition payment plans, electronic billing and payment, tax document services, and business outsourcing.
price ($mm)
$38
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closed 4/27/2011 via BusinessWire

ESM, acquired BridgeSpan Financial LLC

synopsis: ESM acquired BridgeSpan Financial, a creator of unique solutions to forecast and manage student loan borrower delinquency and default. ESM will offer the Student Loan Chaperone service to schools, delivering personalized counseling and coaching for students to explore repayment options that fit their needs and lifestyles.
buyer: ESM
ESM provides student lifecycle solutions to help institutions enroll, graduate and place students. As a premier Business Process Outsourcer, ESM operates the largest education-only contact center in the country. "
target: BridgeSpan Financial LLC
BridgeSpan Financial LLC is an education finance company established in 2008 with the mission of creating better solutions for forecasting and managing student loan borrower delinquency and default.
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closed 9/27/2017 via BusinessWire

ReliaMax, acquired FUTR Corporation

synopsis: ReliaMax, the complete private student lending solutions provider for banks, credit unions, schools and alternative lenders, announced it has acquired the assets of FUTR Corporation, a San Francisco- and Texas-based private student loan servicing provider.
buyer: ReliaMax
ReliaMax has redefined private student lending. Through its complete Private Student Loan Platform-as-a-Service solution ReliaMax enables lenders to quickly, easily and safely help student borrowers finance their education so they can realize their education goals. "
target: FUTR Corporation
FUTR is a private student loan servicer focused on bringing together technology and quality service to provide transparency and insight that borrowers need to manage private student loans.
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closed 3/16/2012 via BusinessWire

United Recovery Systems, LP, acquired Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc.

synopsis: United Recovery Systems, LP has acquired Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc. ("ERS"). ERS is a provider of collection services with offices in Oak Brook, Illinois. ERS' clients include post-secondary education providers, student loan guarantee agencies, and the Department of Education.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: United Recovery Systems, LP
United Recovery Systems, LP is a Texas-based Limited Partnership that provides collection services for credit card, retail, commercial, and deficiency loan industries in the United States. "
target: Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc.
Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc. specializes in the recovery and resolution of educational loans and institutional accounts for colleges, universities, state guarantee agencies, and lenders.
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