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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 1/9/2015 via PR Newswire

The Advisory Board Company, acquired Royall & Company

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company, a global insight-driven technology, research, and services provider, announced the completion of its acquisition of Royall & Company. Royall & Company is the higher education industry leader in strategic, data-driven student engagement and enrollment management solutions.
buyer: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company is the leading provider of insight-driven technology, research, and services for organizations in transforming industries. The company collaborates with more than 200,000 leaders at 4,500 member organizations to elevate performance and solve their most pressing problems. "
target parent: CHS Capital
target: Royall & Company
Royall & Company is the industry leader in strategic student engagement and enrollment management, financial aid optimization, and alumni fundraising. Royall utilizes a data-driven, analytically-based approach to provide high return-on-investment outcomes for its clients.
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closed 5/8/2013 via PR Web

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired MJD Consultancy Ltd

synopsis: PlattForm has acquired MJD, a United Kingdom-based education marketing company. The purchase allows PlattForm to offer services to MJD’s existing clients and extend its operations to include new institutions of higher education in the UK, as well as Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, and many other countries.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm Advertising has set the standard of excellence in providing marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities, worldwide. Specialties include search engine marketing; interactive lead generation; online marketing; traditional media placement and creative services. "
target: MJD Consultancy Ltd
MJD Consultancy Ltd provides education marketing expertise and advertising services for international and domestic student recruitment to institutions around the world.
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closed 1/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

CHS Capital, acquired Royall & Company

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

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

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

Chicago Growth Partners, will acquire Royall & Company

synopsis: Royall is the nation’s leading provider of recruitment services to traditional colleges and universities. CGP led the recapitalization of Royall, partnering with the Company’s management team.
buyer: Chicago Growth Partners
Chicago Growth Partners focuses on lower middle market growth companies in Business and Consumer Services, Healthcare, Industrial Growth and Information Technology. We’ve focused on these industries for over 21 years, with a combined 100+ years of experience in these four areas. "
target: Royall & Company
Royall & Company is made up of some 200 professionals who are exclusively focused on full-time, first-time, traditional-age undergraduate student recruitment. Royall's talented staff includes professionals in all the disciplines required in designing, developing, deploying, and analyzing direct resp
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$14
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closed 5/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC, acquired Converge Consulting

synopsis: Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL), the leading provider of higher education enrollment, student success, and fundraising solutions, announced its strategic acquisition of Converge, the digital marketing firm for higher education. They leverage data-driven digital marketing practices to connect learners with institutions and programs.
buyer: Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC
Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) is the leading provider of higher education enrollment, student success, and fundraising solutions. The firm is focused on the entire lifecycle of enrollment and fundraising, assuring students find the right university, graduate on time, and give back to support. "
target: Converge Consulting
Converge is the digital agency for education. They leverage data-driven digital marketing practices to connect the next generation of learners with best-fit institutions and programs, developing sound strategy and translating it into campaigns that deliver ROI.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wellspring International Education, acquired Quad Learning

synopsis: D.C.–based Quad Learning was acquired by Illinois-based foreign student recruitment firm Wellspring International Education. Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions.
buyer: Wellspring International Education
Wellspring recruits students from 35 countries globally to over 200 colleges, universities, high schools and language schools in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Quad Learning
Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions. Quad Learning drives institutional growth through international recruiting and expands student opportunities at leading universities.
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closed 6/13/2018 via GlobeNewswire

EducationDynamics, LLC, acquired JMH Consulting

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing and enrollment management, announces the acquisition of JMH Consulting, an innovative, customer-centric provider of higher education marketing, recruiting, and retention solutions. They offer a comprehensive suite of services on both a fee-for-service and revenue sharing basis.
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: JMH Consulting
JMH Consulting is an organization that markets, launches, manages, and enhances educational experiences for higher education. They use innovative ideas in their strategies and solutions for online marketing. They offer a range of enrollment growth solutions for higher education institutions.
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closed 10/6/2017 via Company Press Release

QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, acquired Hobsons Solutions

synopsis: QS Quacquarelli Symonds has acquired Hobsons Solutions, the international division of Hobsons, Inc. Hobsons Solutions is the leading provider of international enrolment management solutions to universities worldwide. Hobson Solutions helps clients mitigate risk and build sustainable recruitment strategies in an increasingly complex marketplace.
buyer: QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited
QS Quacquarelli Symonds helps prospective students and working professionals make the right educational choices. This is achieved by hosting 350+ global events, as well as offering various products, services and online platforms linking students with the educational institution best suited to them. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Hobsons Solutions
Hobsons Solutions is the global market leader in international student enrolment services and insight. Hobsons Solutions manages one of the world’s largest international student research initiatives, enabling clients to better compete globally and maximise student recruitment and enrolment.
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closed 2/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Cegment, Inc.

synopsis: CampusLogic announces the acquisition of Cegment’s Net Price Calculator (NPC) and Award Letter business. A pioneer in the NPC business, Cegment helps create transparency in higher education financing so families can better understand and assess the cost of a college degree.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers financial aid with the first—and only—student engagement platform. Their cloud-based technology helps schools increase accessibility to education, reduce student borrowing, and drive down the cost of financial aid administration. "
target: Cegment, Inc.
Cegment works with colleges and universities to provide innovative solutions for enrollment and financial aid marketing. Cegment's Net Price Calculator helps create transparency in higher education financing so families can better understand and assess the cost of a college degree.
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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 8/21/2014 via Market Wire

Noel-Levitz, Inc. merged with RuffaloCODY,

synopsis: RuffaloCODY announced the acquisition of Noel-Levitz. Noel-Levitz is a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in higher education strategic enrollment planning, student marketing and recruitment, financial aid, student retention, and market research. RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of enrollment management and fundraising services.
buyer: RuffaloCODY
RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of enrollment management and fundraising services and specializes in strategic oversight, outreach, and engagement services and software platforms all designed to foster the organizational/constituent relationship. "
target parent: Quad Partners
target: Noel-Levitz, Inc.
A trusted partner to higher education, Noel-Levitz helps campuses and systems reach and exceed their goals for enrollment, marketing, and student success. During our 30-year history, more than 1,800 campuses have invited Noel-Levitz to collaborate with them.
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closed 7/31/2007 via BNC Analysis

Datamark, Inc., acquired Datamark, Inc.

synopsis: Datamark, eCollege’s Enrollment Division, was sold to an investor group led by Oakleigh Thorne, eCollege’s chairman and CEO, for $41 million in cash.
buyer: Datamark, Inc.
Datamark is the nation's largest strategic marketing company exclusively for colleges and proprietary schools. Our mission is to drive each client’s profitable growth through all stages of enrollment from lead generation, to lead conversion, to business growth. "
target parent: eCollege
target: Datamark, Inc.
Datamark is the nation's largest strategic marketing company exclusively for colleges and proprietary schools. Our mission is to drive each client’s profitable growth through all stages of enrollment from lead generation, to lead conversion, to business growth.
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$41
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closed 11/3/2003 via PR Newswire

Ecollege.com, acquired Datamark, Inc.

synopsis: eCollege(SM) ECLG, a leading provider of outsource eLearning solutions for online post-secondary education programs, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Salt Lake City-based Datamark, Inc., the nation's leading outsource provider of integrated enrollment marketing services to the proprietary post- secondary school market
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Ecollege.com (:$0.00)
As the only eLearning outsource provider focused on developing full online distance programs, eCollege supports some of the largest and fastest growing online degree, certificate and professional development programs in the country. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Datamark, Inc.
Datamark is the nation's largest strategic marketing company exclusively for colleges and proprietary schools. Our mission is to drive each client’s profitable growth through all stages of enrollment from lead generation, to lead conversion, to business growth.
price ($mm)
$84
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$33
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$5
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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 12/2/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

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

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing, announces the acquisition of key assets of Thruline Marketing. EducationDynamics has acquired Thruline Marketing's agency-of-record business, which provides paid digital marketing, traditional marketing, and SEO management services for more than 20 higher education institutions.
buyer: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is the industry leader in helping colleges and universities find the highest quality student prospects to achieve their enrollments goals. EducationDynamics has earned a reputation for providing the resources and expertise required to meet today’s recruitment challenges. "
seller: Thruline Marketing, Inc.
Thruline Marketing's agency-of-record business provides paid digital marketing, traditional marketing, and SEO management services for more than 20 higher education institutions.
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closed 12/21/2017 via Company Press Release

Carnegie Communications, acquired i-studentgroup

synopsis: Carnegie Communications LLC, the leader in integrated marketing and lead generation since 1985 and the first higher education agency to offer digital services to colleges and universities, announced the acquisition of i-studentgroup, a digital marketing innovator offering services for higher education institutions globally.
buyer: Carnegie Communications
Carnegie Communications, based in Westford, MA, provides integrated, response-driven enrollment marketing and recruitment. Through customized, cutting-edge digital solutions and a multichannel lead generation platform, Carnegie connects higher education institutions with their target audiences. "
target: i-studentgroup
Founded in 2004, i-studentgroup has been a leading provider of digital marketing solutions for higher education institutions globally, offering products such as HTML5 interactive presentations, promotional campaigns, and custom-built apps.
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closed 8/21/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Bamko Inc., acquired Public Identity

synopsis: Superior Uniform Group, Inc. announced that its division, Bamko, acquired PublicIdentity, Inc. Bamko is a retail merchandise sourcing and promotional products agency. Public Identity works with the nation's colleges and universities to assist them in managing their licensing programs to promote the production of quality, licensed products.
buyer parent: Superior Uniform Group, Inc.
buyer: Bamko Inc.
Bamko, Inc., a subsidiary of Superior Uniform Group, is a full-service retail merchandise sourcing and promotional products agency. BAMKO works with its clients to provide a wide range of supply chain solutions, such as world-class design and quality control for clients across the globe. "
target: Public Identity
Public Identity works with the nation's top colleges and universities utilizing its considerable experience and knowledge of sound licensing practices to assist its collegiate partners in managing their licensing programs to promote the production of quality, licensed products.
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closed 4/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

340 Design LLC, acquired Landesberg Design Inc.

synopsis: Brian Bronaugh, the last president of advertising agency Mullen's Pittsburgh office, has acquired Landesberg Design Inc. Landesberg Design has over 30 years of experience creating visual solutions for clients who make a positive impact on the world.
buyer: 340 Design LLC
340 Design LLC is a company formed by Brian Bronaugh. Brian Bronaugh was the last president of advertising agency Mullen's Pittsburgh office. "
target: Landesberg Design Inc.
Landesberg Design has over 30 years of experience creating visual solutions for clients who make a positive impact on the world. They specialize in communications for higher education, philanthropy, community building institutions, and arts and cultural organizations.
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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 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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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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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 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.
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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)
$37
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
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:$468.90)
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)
$2.88
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
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:$79.35)
Educomp is the largest Education Company in India and the only company spread across the entire education ecosystem. From schools to skills; Educomp group empowers over 20.9 million learners and educators across ~32,000 schools to imagine, think and create a better future. "
target: StudyPlaces
StudyPlaces.com is one of the first global education portals in India that serves as a comprehensive one-stop-shop for education search. StudyPlaces.com follows a vision of being the complete solution for all education search related queries for studies in India and abroad.
price ($mm)
$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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