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closed 1/9/2015 via PR Newswire

The Advisory Board Company, acquired Royall & Company

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

Unigo, LLC, will acquire Cinergy Education

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

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired MJD Consultancy Ltd

synopsis: PlattForm has acquired MJD, a United Kingdom-based education marketing company. The purchase allows PlattForm to offer services to MJD’s existing clients and extend its operations to include new institutions of higher education in the UK, as well as Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, and many other countries.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm Advertising has set the standard of excellence in providing marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities, worldwide. Specialties include search engine marketing; interactive lead generation; online marketing; traditional media placement and creative services. "
target: MJD Consultancy Ltd
MJD Consultancy Ltd provides education marketing expertise and advertising services for international and domestic student recruitment to institutions around the world.
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closed 1/6/2012 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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$52
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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 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)
$84
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
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2.6x
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15.9x
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 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 10/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Heritage Capital, LLC, acquired Carnegie Dartlet LLC

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

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

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing, announces the acquisition of key assets of Thruline Marketing. EducationDynamics has acquired Thruline Marketing's agency-of-record business, which provides paid digital marketing, traditional marketing, and SEO management services for more than 20 higher education institutions.
buyer: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is the industry leader in helping colleges and universities find the highest quality student prospects to achieve their enrollments goals. EducationDynamics has earned a reputation for providing the resources and expertise required to meet today’s recruitment challenges. "
seller: Thruline Marketing, Inc.
Thruline Marketing's agency-of-record business provides paid digital marketing, traditional marketing, and SEO management services for more than 20 higher education institutions.
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closed 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 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 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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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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announced 8/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Optum, will acquire The Advisory Board Company

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company, a distinctive provider of research, technology and consulting to health care organizations and education institutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to sell its health care business to Optum, a leading health services company.
buyer parent: UnitedHealth Group
buyer: Optum
Optum is a health services and innovation company on a mission to help make the health system work better for everyone. They combine data and analytics with technology and expertise to power modern health care. "
target: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology and consulting to improve the performance of approximately 5,700 health care organizations and educational institutions.
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announced 8/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Education Advisory Board

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm, will acquire the The Advisory Board Company's education business, including Royall & Company. The Advisory Board Company is a distinctive provider of research, technology and consulting to health care organizations and education institutions
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners invests in software, data and technology-enabled organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies’ realizing their full potential. "
target parent: The Advisory Board Company
target: Education Advisory Board
EAB, the education business of The Advisory Board Company, is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology and services to improve the performance of more than 1,200 educational institutions.
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closed 7/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

The Advisory Board Company, acquired Zeumo

synopsis: Zeumo, a Nashville health care communications startup, was purchased by The Advisory Board Co., a publicly traded company based in Washington, D.C. Led by founder Hal Cato, Zeumo allows hospitals to communicate with their physicians through phones and tablets and creates a network for staff collaboration.
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: Zeumo
Zeumo is mobile enterprise communication management solution that streamlines the number of disparate information silos used in hospitals, schools and businesses and provides a more structured way to communicate with any employee or group.
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closed 2/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired GradesFirst

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company announced that it has acquired GradesFirst and will include its functionality in the flagship Education Advisory Board (EAB) technology membership, the Student Success Collaborative. GradesFirst is a student success technology company that helps colleges and universities engage and support at-risk students.
buyer parent: The Advisory Board Company
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,000 institutions. "
target: GradesFirst
GradesFirst is a student success technology company that helps colleges and universities engage and support at-risk students. The company's user-friendly tools enhance the efficiency of student support teams by connecting campus services in a cloud-based platform.
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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 5/12/2014 via BNC Analysis

The Advisory Board Company, acquired HealthPost, Inc.

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company, a global research, technology, and consulting firm, has acquired HealthPost, a leading provider of cloud-based search and booking solutions for healthcare systems, medical practices and health plans.
buyer: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company is a global research, technology, and consulting firm partnering with 165,000+ leaders in 4,100+ organizations across health care and higher education. "
target: HealthPost, Inc.
HealthPost is a leading provider of cloud-based search and booking solutions for healthcare systems, medical practices and health plans.
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closed 7/31/2013 via BNC Analysis

The Advisory Board Company, acquired Medical Referral Source

synopsis: The Advisory Board Co., a global research, technology, and consulting firm, announced it has acquired a small Arizona technology company, Medical Referral Source Inc., for $11.5 million. Medical Referral Source runs a Web-based software program that streamlines patient referrals from primary-care doctors to specialists.
buyer: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company is a global research, technology, and consulting firm partnering with 165,000+ leaders in 4,100+ organizations across health care and higher education. "
target: Medical Referral Source
Medical Referral Source is a web-based tool that meets the referral needs of medical offices and healthcare systems. MRS sells the product to hospital networks and independent physician offices.
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closed 2/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

The Advisory Board Company, acquired 360Fresh

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company acquired 360Fresh. 360Fresh offers two products. Pulse360 uses text and data mining to extract information from existing systems to answer clinical and quality questions. Track360 is a clinician care coordination and workflow tool that streamlines provider handoffs, provides alerts, and improves patient communications.
buyer: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company is a leading research, consulting, and technology services firm serving a global network of 150,000+ leaders in 3,700 health care and higher education organizations. "
target: 360Fresh
360Fresh uses text and data mining to glean actionable information from available data (e.g. EMR, scheduling, discharge, admission, TeleHealth) to identify and risk stratify patient populations.
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closed 11/5/2012 via PR Newswire

The Advisory Board Company, acquired ActiveStrategy, Inc.

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company announced the acquisition of ActiveStrategy, Inc., a Philadelphia-based performance improvement technology and consulting firm with unmatched solutions for tracking and augmenting organizational effectiveness.
buyer: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company is a leading research, consulting, and technology services firm serving a global network of 150,000+ leaders in 3,700 health care and higher education organizations. "
target: ActiveStrategy, Inc.
ActiveStrategy, Inc. provides strategic consulting and Web-based software that facilitates and accelerates enterprise strategy execution. In addition, the company provides technology-enabled and management consulting services.
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closed 1/20/2012 via BusinessWire

Kronos Incorporated, purchased OptiLink from The Advisory Board Company

synopsis: Kronos Incorporated announced that it has acquired the assets of OptiLink from The Advisory Board Company in a cash transaction. As a result of the acquisition, Kronos has added one of the industry’s leading acuity-based staffing solutions to its healthcare workforce management suite.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Kronos Incorporated
Kronos is the leader in workforce management solutions that enable organizations to control labor costs, minimize compliance risk, and improve workforce productivity. "
seller: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
OptiLink empowers nursing executives to manage workload, schedules, and productivity using actual patient demand rather than budgets made in advance.
price ($mm)
$8.90
rev ($mm)
$6
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$2
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1.4x
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closed 8/1/2011 via BNC Analysis

Southwind Health Partners, LLC, acquired PivotHealth, LLC

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company and its Southwind division announced the acquisition of substantially all the assets of PivotHealth, LLC, a physician practice management and services company serving hospitals, health systems, and large independent multi-specialty physician group practices and networks.
buyer parent: The Advisory Board Company
buyer: Southwind Health Partners, LLC
Southwind Health Partners is a physician management and consulting practice that provides physician alignment services including interim practice management, clinical integration, medical staff planning and physician practice operations improvement consulting. "
target: PivotHealth, LLC
PivotHealth is a physician practice management and services company serving hospitals, health systems, and large independent multi-specialty physician group practices and networks. PivotHealth manages medium-to-large, multi-specialty medical groups throughout the United States.
price ($mm)
$15
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closed 1/25/2011 via Company Press Release

The Advisory Board Company, acquired Cielo MedSolutions LLC

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company announces acquisition of population management analytics and patient registry software company Cielo MedSolutions. Cielo MedSolutions, a leading provider of population management analytics and patient registry software in the ambulatory environment.
buyer: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company provides best practices research, analysis, executive education and leadership development, software tools, and installation support services primarily to the health care industry, focusing on business strategy, operations, and general management issues. "
target: Cielo MedSolutions LLC
Cielo MedSolutions, LLC provides healthcare software and information technology services. The company offers Cielo Clinic, a Web-based clinical quality management software that helps clinicians make informed and timely decisions about chronic disease prevention, screening, and management.
price ($mm)
$5.80
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announced 3/3/2010 via PR Newswire

The Advisory Board Company, will acquire Concuity, Inc.

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Concuity™, the health care division of Trintech Group PLC and provider of the leading contract and payment management solution for hospitals and physician groups.
buyer: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company provides best practices research, analysis, executive education and leadership development, software tools, and installation support services primarily to the health care industry, focusing on business strategy, operations, and general management issues. "
target parent: Trintech Group Plc
target: Concuity, Inc.
Concuity, Inc. provides leading-edge technology solutions to optimize contract profitability for the health care industry. Concuity's primary value proposition is providing health care providers with software applications to allow them to recover revenue that has not been paid by payers.
price ($mm)
$29
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announced 8/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Optum, will acquire The Advisory Board Company

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company, a distinctive provider of research, technology and consulting to health care organizations and education institutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to sell its health care business to Optum, a leading health services company.
buyer parent: UnitedHealth Group
buyer: Optum
Optum is a health services and innovation company on a mission to help make the health system work better for everyone. They combine data and analytics with technology and expertise to power modern health care. "
target: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology and consulting to improve the performance of approximately 5,700 health care organizations and educational institutions.
price ($mm)
$1,300
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closed 5/14/2015 via PR Newswire

Decision Resources Group, acquired Healthcare Business Insights

synopsis: Decision Resources Group (DRG), a subsidiary of Piramal Enterprises Ltd., announced that it has acquired Healthcare Business Insights (HBI), a trusted provider of best practice research, training and services to more than 1,400 hospitals across the U.S. HBI's member-centric Academies enable hospitals to understand how to address critical issues.
buyer parent: Piramal Group
buyer: Decision Resources Group
Decision Resources Group offers best-in-class, high-value information and insights on critical issues within the healthcare industry. The top biopharmaceutical, medical technology and managed care companies rely on the Company’s predictive analytics to make fully informed decisions. "
target: Healthcare Business Insights
Healthcare Business Insights (HBI) is a leading provider of in-depth research and thoughtful insights across the core business functions found in hospitals and health systems nationwide. HBI's membership programs include Revenue Cycle, IT, Supply Chain and Cost & Quality.
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announced 6/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Ares Management, L.P., Leonard Green & Partners, L.P., will acquire Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a provider of safety, quality, patient experience and workforce engagement solutions for healthcare organizations, will be acquired by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. and affiliates of Ares Management Corporation. Press Ganey offers a suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey.
buyer: Leonard Green & Partners, L.P.
buyer: Ares Management, L.P. (NYSE:ARES:$1,169.57)
Ares Management, L.P. is a publicly traded, leading global alternative asset manager. Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. is a private equity investment firm that partners with management teams and founders to invest in market-leading companies. "
target parent: EQT AB
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey offers an integrated suite of solutions that enables enterprise transformation across the patient journey. Delivered through a cutting-edge digital platform, Press Ganey solutions address safety, clinical excellence, patient experience, and workforce engagement.
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closed 10/21/2016 via BusinessWire

EQT, acquired Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations; Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition by private equity group EQT. Under the terms, Press Ganey shareholders will receive $40.50 in cash for each share of common stock.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$687.20)
EQT is a leading global private equity group with approximately EUR 29 billion in raised capital. EQT has portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US. EQT works with portfolio companies to achieve sustainable growth, operational excellence and market leadership. "
target parent: Vestar Capital Partners
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Holdings is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,234 [$2,370]
rev ($mm)
$344
EBITDA ($mm)
$105
EV / rev
6.9x
EV / EBITDA
22.7x
closed 1/2/2013 via Company Press Release

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Morehead Associates

synopsis: Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a recognized leader in health care performance improvement, announced that it acquired Morehead Associates, Inc., one of the industry’s foremost employee and physician engagement firms. The acquisition strengthens Press Ganey’s comprehensive suite of patient experience solutions and services.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Recognized as a leader in performance improvement, Press Ganey partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations worldwide to create and sustain high performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. "
target: Morehead Associates
Morehead Associates helps leaders make better decisions and drive performance. They partner with healthcare organizations to create an engaged workforce, prioritize systemic changes, and align employees and physicians with business strategies.
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closed 3/12/2008 via Company Press Release

Vestar Capital Partners, acquired Press Ganey Associates, Inc.

synopsis: American Securities Capital Partners (ASCP) completed the sale of its interest in Press Ganey Associates after almost five years of partnership with the Company. The exit occurs after significant accomplishments by Press Ganey over this period.
buyer: Vestar Capital Partners
Vestar Capital Partners is a leading international private equity firm specializing in management buyouts and growth capital investments. The firm's investment strategy is targeted towards companies in the U.S., Europe, and Japan with valuations in the $100 million to $5 billion range. "
target parent: American Securities Capital Partners
target: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Associates is the health care industry’s leading independent vendor of satisfaction measurement and improvement services. Press Ganey assists health care facilities in collecting and using patient, resident, employee, and physician evaluations in their quality improvement initiatives.
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closed 5/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired Avatar Solutions

synopsis: Press Ganey Holdings, Inc. announced the acquisition of Avatar International Holding Company and its subsidiary Avatar International LLC, a patient experience and employee engagement company. The company’s survey research programs have helped organizations advance their missions by capturing and mobilizing the feedback of key stakeholders.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Press Ganey Holdings is a leading provider of patient experience measurement, performance analytics and strategic advisory solutions for health care organizations across the continuum of care. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Avatar Solutions
Avatar Solutions’ survey research programs have helped organizations advance their missions by capturing and mobilizing the feedback of key stakeholders. Incorporating online data reporting technology and consultative support, their capabilities empower organizations to achieve lasting improvement.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/29/2011 via BNC Analysis

The Riverside Company, will acquire Avatar International LLC

synopsis: The FTC granted early termination for Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) to sell Avatar International to Riverside Capital. Avatar International LLC is the leader in providing quality improvement services to the healthcare industry. Its product suite integrates patient surveys, HCAHPS, employee surveys, physician surveys and more.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring growing enterprises valued at up to €200 million. The firm partners with strong management teams and enhances its investments through acquisitions and operational growth. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Avatar International LLC
Avatar International LLC is the leader in providing quality improvement services to the healthcare industry. Its product suite integrates patient surveys, HCAHPS, employee surveys, physician surveys and more.
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closed 11/30/2009 via Company Press Release

Press Ganey Associates, Inc., acquired PatientImpact LLC

synopsis: PatientImpact has joined forces with Press Ganey to pair its e-mail and kiosk survey distribution methods with Press Ganey’s robust mail and telephone methods. In addition, PatientImpact’s at-a-glance graphical reporting capabilities will be incorporated with Press Ganey’s sophisticated analytics and extensive benchmarking resources.
buyer parent: Vestar Capital Partners
buyer: Press Ganey Associates, Inc. (PGND:$344.32)
Recognized as a leader in performance improvement for 25 years, Press Ganey Associates partners with more than 10,000 health care organizations to create and sustain high performing organizations, and, ultimately, improve the overall health care experience. "
target: PatientImpact LLC
PatientImpact LLC provides patient experience intelligence, comparative analysis, and strategic guidance services. It offers RealTime, Referral Physician Research, Employee Satisfaction Surveys, and Customer Service Training and Consulting Services.
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closed 6/19/2008 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, purchased a minority stake in Avatar International

synopsis: Media private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson announced that it has invested in Avatar International, a leading provider of patient-centric, quality improvement solutions for the healthcare industry.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target: Avatar International
Avatar International is a provider of intelligent and customizable survey based products. Avatar is defined by a drive to lead the healthcare industry by improving the quality of patient care, outcomes and employee morale through survey based products, consulting services and innovation.
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closed 5/3/2016 via BusinessWire

Bivarus, Inc., acquired The Jackson Group, Inc.

synopsis: Bivarus, Inc., a patient experience analytics company, announced that it has acquired The Jackson Group, Inc., a leading healthcare-focused measurement and consulting firm. The acquisition expands Bivarus’s offerings to capture and operationalize patient and employee insights for healthcare organizations.
buyer: Bivarus, Inc.
Bivarus brings a new science for measuring continuous quality improvement (CQI) and the patient experience to hospital-based outpatient service lines, community-based clinics, and large group practices. Their analytics platform gives healthcare leaders relevant data around patient experience. "
target: The Jackson Group, Inc.
The Jackson Group, Inc. commits itself and its resources to helping organizations through a wide array of solutions including employee surveys, customer satisfaction surveys, exit surveys, and community perceptions assessments.
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closed 12/5/2011 via Market Wire

Avatar International LLC, acquired HR Solutions International, Inc.

synopsis: Avatar International, a leading healthcare quality improvement firm, announced its acquisition of HR Solutions International, Inc., a human capital management consulting firm specializing in employee and physician engagement. The firm designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Avatar International LLC
Avatar International, a research and consulting company based in Orlando, Fla., specializes in Evidence Based Intelligent Surveys™ and Innovative Strategies™ to transform information into significant quality and efficiency of care improvement for the healthcare industry. "
target: HR Solutions International, Inc.
HR Solutions International designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels. Customers access the data through an online reporting tool that provides detailed and customizable results as well as actionable recommendations.
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closed 7/29/2008 via Company Press Release

TSL Education Ltd., acquired Education Data Surveys

synopsis: TSL Education, publisher of the Times Educational Supplement and the Times Higher Education, has acquired Education Data Surveys. Education Data Surveys provides research and information about the education sector and is the leading provider of management information on the job market for classroom teachers and leaders in the education community.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners
buyer: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education. "
target: Education Data Surveys
Education Data Surveys provides research and information about the education sector and is the leading provider of management information on the job market for classroom teachers and leaders in the education community.
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closed 5/31/2006 via BusinessWire

National Research Corporation, acquired Governance Institute

synopsis: National Research Corporation, a leader in healthcare performance measurement and improvement, today announced the purchase of substantially all of the assets of The Governance Institute (TGI), a portfolio company of Housatonic Partners.
buyer: National Research Corporation (NRCI.B:$101.10)
Founded in 1981, National Research Corporation (NRC) has maintained a strong commitment to improving the quality of healthcare received by patients and consumers through a focus on continual improvement in patient experience and performance measurement within the healthcare industry. "
target parent: Housatonic Partners
target: Governance Institute
Recognized nationally as the preeminent source for unbiased governance knowledge, The Governance Institute conducts research studies, tracks healthcare industry trends, and showcases the best practices of leading healthcare boards across the country.
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announced 8/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Education Advisory Board

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm, will acquire the The Advisory Board Company's education business, including Royall & Company. The Advisory Board Company is a distinctive provider of research, technology and consulting to health care organizations and education institutions
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners invests in software, data and technology-enabled organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies’ realizing their full potential. "
target parent: The Advisory Board Company
target: Education Advisory Board
EAB, the education business of The Advisory Board Company, is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology and services to improve the performance of more than 1,200 educational institutions.
price ($mm)
$1,550
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/23/2015 via BusinessWire

The Gordian Group, Inc., acquired Sightlines, LLC

synopsis: The Gordian Group, leading provider of construction cost estimating data and analytics and procurement solutions, announced the acquisition of Sightlines, leading provider of facilities benchmarking data and expertise to educational institutions. Sightlines is a trusted resource to over 450 campuses, helping them make the most of finite resources.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: The Gordian Group, Inc.
The Gordian Group is a leading provider of construction data, software and services that companies rely on to pursue efficient and effective construction planning, estimating and procurement. "
target: Sightlines, LLC
Sightlines gives educational institutions the data and perspective they need to make critical decisions about their facilities. Sightlines stewards the industry's most extensive verified database, allowing members to benchmark their facilities against other institutions across the US and Canada.
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closed 4/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Poolia AB, acquired Student Node AB

synopsis: Swedish staffing firm Poolia announced that it has acquired a 51% stake in Student Node AB, a company based in Sweden that organises events for students at universities and colleges. Student Node helps the employers who want to attract and recruit IT skills to succeed.
buyer: Poolia AB (OM:POOL B:$208.06)
Poolia offers high competence and extensive experience in recruitment, hiring, executive search, leadership development and talent supply of qualified professionals. Poolia is a listed company with a presence in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, England and Germany. "
target: Student Node AB
Student Node helps the employers who want to attract and recruit IT skills to succeed. At tech events where Student Node selects IT talents, companies meet and recruit students they need.
price ($mm)
$0.03*
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Absolventa, acquired Trendence

synopsis: Funke Media Group announced that its subsidiary Absolventa GmbH, which operates career websites for young job seekers, has acquired a 100-percent stake in Trendence, a market research firm based in Berlin. Trendence Institute is Europe’s leading research institute specialising in employer branding and personnel marketing.
buyer parent: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
buyer: Absolventa
Absolventa GmbH owns and operates an online job exchange portal. They collaborate with over 4.000 companies from different industries. In an increasingly competitive landscape for recruiting Absolventa managed to build a unique and distinctive career hub in order to provide for talented employees. "
target parent: Group GTI Ltd.
target: Trendence
Trendence Institute is Europe’s leading research institute specialising in employer branding and personnel marketing. More than three million school-leavers, students and young professionals from all over the world take part in our studies on their career ambitions and employers of choice.
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closed 9/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ancor Capital Partners, acquired STATinMed

synopsis: Ancor Capital Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm, announces the acquisition of STATinMED Research, a leading medical technology company in the health economics and outcomes research industry. STATinMED provides research, consulting, and targeted communications to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and health information companies.
buyer: Ancor Capital Partners
Ancor Capital Partners is an operations-oriented private equity firm focused on lower middle-market companies with EBITDA of $5-$15 million. Extensive operational experience gives the Ancor team a unique understanding of the critical business issues faced by lower middle-market companies. "
target: STATinMed
STATinMED Research provides research, consulting, and targeted communications to global pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and health information companies. All STATinMED Research consultants hold academic positions with prestigious universities.
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announced 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

International Society for Technology in Education, will acquire EdSurge

synopsis: The International Society for Technology in Education, the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching, will acquire EdSurge, a leading education news organization that reports on the people, ideas and technologies that shape the future of learning.
buyer: International Society for Technology in Education
The International Society for Technology in Education is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education. "
target: EdSurge
EdSurge is a leading education news organization that reports on the people, ideas and technologies that shape the future of learning. Through their work, they aim to help educators, entrepreneurs and policymakers be part of the complex conversations about the evolving learning environments.
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