Like Classmates, Inc.

closed 8/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Intelius, Inc., acquired Classmates, Inc.

synopsis: Intelius Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, announced that it has completed a strategic investment in Classmates, Inc. Classmates operates the leading online high school reconnection social network in the United States.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Intelius, Inc.
Intelius is an information commerce company founded in 2003 that has become a leader in online people data, delivering comprehensive information about individuals, their histories and their connections to others. "
target parent: United Online, Inc.
target: Classmates, Inc.
Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Classmates operates the leading online social network service in the United States for bringing high school alumni together. Classmates serves over 70 million members and enables its users to find and reconnect with high school friends.
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closed 12/8/2010 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Cramster, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, the number one online textbook rental company, announced that it has acquired Pasadena-based Cramster, the leading social platform providing online homework help. The new service adds to Chegg's popular textbook rental and new course planning services.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$361.18)
Chegg.com is the number one online textbook rental company that has saved students on more than 6,400 campuses nationwide in excess of $240 million. Chegg.com offers students access to a growing catalog of more than 4.2 million titles, a variety of shipping options and free returns. "
target: Cramster, Inc.
Cramster.com brings together students, educators and subject enthusiasts in an online study community. With around-the-clock expert help and a community of over 100,000 knowledgeable members, you can find the help you need, whenever you need it.
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closed 2/4/2009 via PE Hub

Alloy Media + Marketing, acquired Takkle, Inc.

synopsis: Alloy Media + Marketing has acquired Takkle Inc., a New York-based online social network for high school sports. No financial terms were disclosed. Takkle had raised nearly $12 million in VC funding, from firms like Liberty Associated Partners, WMG Investments and Greycroft Partners.
buyer: Alloy Media + Marketing (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target: Takkle, Inc.
TAKKLE, the largest online resource focused on high school athletics, provides a platform and tools for athletes to create player and team profiles, share videos and photos, track and view statistics, and allows students to connect with college coaches and recruiters for advancement opportunities.
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closed 3/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Alloy, Inc., acquired Sconex, Inc.

synopsis: Alloy, Inc., under the banner of Alloy Media + Marketing (AM+M), a pioneer in nontraditional media and marketing, announced it has acquired Sconex, Inc., one of the fastest growing online social networking communities connecting high school students.
buyer: Alloy, Inc. (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target: Sconex, Inc.
Sconex is a vibrant social networking site focused on providing a platform for teens to interact with peers via their high school profiles. Sconex also provides a platform for youth advertisers to connect and communicate with young adults in a meaningful, contextually appropriate way.
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announced 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire TES Global

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners has announced an agreement to acquire Tes Global Group Ltd (“Tes”) from TPG. Tes supports and connects teachers and schools worldwide, helping them improve children’s lives through education. They host a digital community of 11.6m educators, who create and share-teaching resources downloaded up to a million times a day.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is a premier global asset management firm with $30 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence has invested in more than 180 companies and has become a leading equity investment firm. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: TES Global
TES Global is a digital education company. They are home to the world’s largest online community of teachers. They host a global marketplace where educators share and sell original teaching materials; Blendspace, a lesson-building product; and Wikispaces, an open classroom management platform.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wincourse, acquired Mappr Technologies Solution Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Delhi-based education technology firm Wincourse has acquired an 85 per cent stake in Mappr, a networking platform for schools. Mappr connects school administration, teachers, students and parents within and across schools. It allows teachers to give feedback on students’ progress and helps schools go digital.
buyer: Wincourse
Wincourse is an education technology firm run by Delhi-based DCS Certification Pvt. Ltd. Wincourse acts as a location-specific tutor aggregator, it grades tutors on the basis of feedback from former/present students and fellow teachers. "
target: Mappr Technologies Solution Pvt. Ltd.
Mappr Technologies Solutions Pvt. Ltd offers a social networking platform for students, teachers and parents. Teachers can create discussion groups with students and their parents, upload videos, take polls, besides other activities. It also allows parents to network with teachers.
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announced 7/8/2013 via PR Newswire

TPG Capital, will acquire TSL Education Ltd.

synopsis: TSL Education, the global digital education business is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by TPG Capital LLP. TSL Education Limited, a digital education company, owns and operates online platforms for teachers to share education resources.
buyer: TPG Capital
TPG Capital is a leading global private investment firm with $56.7 billion of capital under management. Founded in 1992, TPG specializes in recognizing value – or the potential for value – where others do not. "
target parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners
target: 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.
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closed 5/14/2007 via Company Press Release

Charterhouse Capital Partners, acquired TSL Education Ltd.

synopsis: TSL Education, the UK’s leading educational publisher, today announces that it has been acquired by Charterhouse Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum. Under the arrangement, the existing management team will be staying with the business to drive through TSL’s plans for growth.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse Capital Partners leads and invests in large European buy-outs and has been doing so since the early days of the buy-out market in the 1980's. We believe that our track record and experience combine to make us one of the most successful private equity firms in Europe. "
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education is the UK’s leading educational publisher, and produces the Times Educational Supplement, The Times Higher Education Supplement, and Nursery World Magazine. It also organises awards, conferences and exhibitions for the education sector through its TSL Events group.
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closed 10/3/2005 via BNC Analysis

Exponent Private Equity, acquired TSL Education Ltd.

synopsis: London-based buy-out firm Exponent Private Equity has acquired the TSL Education business from News International. TSL publishes business-to-business newspapers, magazines and websites for the UK education market, including the Times Educational Supplement, the Times Higher Educational Supplement and smaller titles such as Nursery World.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is a private equity firm that invests in UK headquartered businesses. They invest in successful companies with an enterprise value of between £75m-£350m. The firm does this by finding the right companies, identifying their potential and working with great people to develop them. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: 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.
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$413
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closed 11/30/2016 via PR Newswire

Dean Drako, acquired LivingTree

synopsis: LivingTree, a K-12 family engagement platform provider, announced that Dean Drako, founder and former CEO of cybersecurity firm Barracuda Networks, has acquired the company. LivingTree's mission is to connect the people who raise, develop, and educate children.
buyer: Dean Drako
Dean Drako is a parallel entrepreneur, investor, and engineer. Drako is founder, president and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, delivering the first on-demand cloud based security and operations video management system (VMS) with both cloud and on-premise recording. "
target: LivingTree
Founded in 2012, LivingTree's mission is to connect the people who raise, develop, and educate children. LivingTree aims to include every member of the community regardless of preferred language or socio-economic status.
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closed 6/14/2016 via Market Wire

Brainly, acquired OpenStudy

synopsis: Brainly, the world's largest social learning community for students, announced that it has acquired the U.S.'s leading peer-to-peer study help platform, OpenStudy. OpenStudy democratizes academic help and offers an addictive experience through sophisticated game mechanics and analytics.
buyer: Brainly
Brainly is the place to learn, for students, by students. The world's largest social learning community, Brainly.com and the Brainly app bring high school and middle school students together to make learning outside the classroom highly engaging, effective and rewarding. "
target: OpenStudy
OpenStudy democratizes academic help and offers an addictive experience through sophisticated game mechanics and analytics. OpenStudy is a social learning network where students ask questions, give help, and connect with other students studying the same things.
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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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announced 11/14/2012 via PR Web

Bell Curves LLC, will acquire Acceptional, Inc.

synopsis: Bell Curves, LLC, a privately held test preparation company based in New York City, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Acceptional, Inc, a provider of college admissions essay writing resources.
buyer: Bell Curves LLC
Bell Curves is a socially responsible test prep and educational services company based in New York City. Since its inception, it has developed a diverse clientele comprised of non-profit organizations, educational institutions, young professionals, and college and graduate school-bound students. "
target: Acceptional, Inc.
Acceptional, Inc. provides college admissions essay writing resources. A student at one of Acceptional's target schools uploads the personal statement or college admission essay that got her into college. Every time someone reads that sample college essay, the author gets paid.
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closed 6/26/2017 via PR Web

Certica Solutions, acquired Unbound Concepts

synopsis: Certica Solutions, provider of the Certica Connect™ edtech platform-as-a-service (PaaS), announced the acquisition of Baltimore-based Unbound Concepts, innovator of the Artifact™ application which provides educators, librarians, readers and curriculum buyers with a better way to search, browse and discover books.
buyer parent: New Harbor Capital
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica is the innovator of the Certica Connect™ platform-as-a-service which provides application interoperability and centralized integration, access and enrichment of education data, metadata and content. "
target: Unbound Concepts
Baltimore-based Unbound Concepts is the innovator of the Artifact™ application which provides educators, librarians, readers and curriculum buyers with a better way to search, browse and discover books. Artifact embodies a unique taxonomy of over 700 terms.
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closed 10/19/2016 via BNC Analysis

Prima Music, acquired Music Treasures

synopsis: Prima Music, announced that it has acquired Music Treasures, one of the foremost music gift and novelty companies serving the music and dance educator, retailer, musician, and student throughout North America and the world.
buyer: Prima Music
Prima Music is an internet-based music company located in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 2003, Prima Music has quickly grown to become one of the top five internet-based suppliers of printed music to music teachers, students, and musicians through the world. "
target: Music Treasures
Music Treasures Company has been serving the needs of music and dance educators, musicians, and students since 1968. The company has expanded the product line to over 5000 items and began publishing and distributing a 150 page catalog.
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closed 1/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

HTML.it s.r.l., acquired StudentVille.it

synopsis: Triboo Media, a leading Italian independent specialist in online advertising last generation, listed on the AIM Italy, announces that it's subsidiary HTML.it has acquired Hedume Srl, a company that owns and operates Studentville.it, an online reference point for Italian students.
buyer parent: Triboo Media
buyer: HTML.it s.r.l.
HTML.it is an online reference site for developers, graphic designers, and system administrators. They offer guides on the site, as well as the latest news on their blog. They also offer a forum with which users can participate in. "
target: StudentVille.it
StudentVille is an only reference for students who wish to study up on their classes and for tests. They cover all kinds of subjects including Chemistry, Biology, Economy, Physics, Geography, Greek, Italian, History, German, and much more.
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closed 1/28/2010 via PR Newswire

The Gale Group, acquired Questia Media, Inc.

synopsis: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has acquired the assets of Questia Media, Inc., a leading provider of information and educational resources to students through its questia.com and questiaschool.com products.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: The Gale Group
Gale® is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates more than 600 databases. "
target: Questia Media, Inc.
Questia is the first online library that provides 24/7 access to the world's largest online collection of books and journal articles in the humanities and social sciences, plus magazine and newspaper articles. Questia offers a range of search, note-taking, and writing tools.
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closed 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Picaboo Yearbooks merged with Vidigami Media,

synopsis: Picaboo Yearbooks, a leading provider of publishing software for yearbooks, has merged with Vidigami Media Inc., a SaaS-based, photo management platform designed exclusively for schools. The combined entity will operate as Vidigami Inc., headquartered in New Hampshire with offices based in Vancouver, Canada.
buyer: Vidigami Media
Vidigami provides an advanced photo management platform designed for schools. It allows members to centralize, intelligently organize, and securely share photos. Through a cloud-based, members-only platform, the school can manage who has access to Vidigami and what content members have access to. "
target parent: picaboo
target: Picaboo Yearbooks
Picaboo Yearbooks was founded to revolutionize the modern day yearbook through innovative technology and a groundbreaking business model. It distinguishes itself from industry competitors by providing schools with easy-to-use cloud-based design tools, innovative mobile apps, and no minimum orders.
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closed 10/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Elluminate, Inc., acquired LearnCentral

synopsis: Elluminate, Inc., the leading provider web, audio, video and social networking solutions that support 21st century teaching, learning, and collaboration, announced that it has acquired Edtuit, the company that developed the Elluminate-sponsored LearnCentral™ social learning network.
buyer: Elluminate, Inc.
Elluminate, Inc. provides proven, best-in-class web, video, audio, and social networking solutions that support 21st century teaching, learning, and collaboration. Elluminate serves more than 600 million annual web-collaboration minutes to over 7 million teachers and students. "
target: LearnCentral
Edtuit are the developers of LearnCentral, the social learning network for education. LearnCentral combines asynchronous social networking and the ability to store, organize, and find educational resources with live, online meeting and collaboration.
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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 8/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Intelius, Inc., acquired Classmates, Inc.

synopsis: Intelius Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, announced that it has completed a strategic investment in Classmates, Inc. Classmates operates the leading online high school reconnection social network in the United States.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Intelius, Inc.
Intelius is an information commerce company founded in 2003 that has become a leader in online people data, delivering comprehensive information about individuals, their histories and their connections to others. "
target parent: United Online, Inc.
target: Classmates, Inc.
Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Classmates operates the leading online social network service in the United States for bringing high school alumni together. Classmates serves over 70 million members and enables its users to find and reconnect with high school friends.
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$30
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$52
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closed 6/11/2012 via BusinessWire

Memory Lane, Inc., acquired schoolFeed, Inc.

synopsis: United Online, Inc. announced that it has acquired schoolFeed, Inc., owner of a Top 25 Facebook app and a leading online high school network, to enrich its Classmates business domestically and its StayFriends brand internationally. schoolFeed will now be owned by Memory Lane, Inc., a subsidiary of United Online.
buyer parent: United Online, Inc.
buyer: Memory Lane, Inc.
Memory Lane, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, is a premier provider of online nostalgia products and services. Memory Lane owns and operates Classmates.com, a premier destination for reconnecting with the people, places, and events from high school years. "
target: schoolFeed, Inc.
schoolFeed is a fast growing high school network that makes it easy to find and keep in touch with friends and acquaintances from high school. It combines an online yearbook and class directory with news feeds, interest groups, online games and virtual currency.
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closed 3/20/2006 via BNC Analysis

Classmates Online Inc., acquired Opobox Inc.

synopsis: Internet-service provider United Online Inc. on Monday said its social-networking subsidiary Classmates Online Inc. has acquired Opobox Inc., operator of social-networking service The Names Database, for about $10 million in cash.
buyer: Classmates Online Inc.
Classmates Online, Inc., founded in 1995, is a leader in online community-based networking. The Company operates Classmates.com (www.classmates.com), connecting more than 38 million members with friends and acquaintances from school, work and the military. "
target: Opobox Inc.
Opobox Inc. is the operator of social-networking service The Names Database. The Names Database is a private community of about eighteen million members that can connect with each other through tools at this Web site.
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closed 5/13/2004 via PR Newswire

Classmates Online Inc., acquired Klasstraffen.com

synopsis: Classmates Online, Inc., a leader in community-based networking that connects more than 38 million members with friends and acquaintances from school, work and the military, today announced that it has acquired Klasstraffen.com, the No. 1 website in Sweden which helps people reconnect with school friends and acquaintances.
buyer: Classmates Online Inc.
Classmates Online, Inc., founded in 1995, is a leader in online community-based networking. The Company operates Classmates.com (www.classmates.com), connecting more than 38 million members with friends and acquaintances from school, work and the military. "
target: Klasstraffen.com
Klasstraffen.com (www.klasstraffen.com), the No. 1 site in Sweden for reuniting old friends from schools and universities, has more than 350,000 member listings. Founded in March 2000 and based in Stockholm.
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closed 8/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Intelius, Inc., acquired Classmates, Inc.

synopsis: Intelius Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, announced that it has completed a strategic investment in Classmates, Inc. Classmates operates the leading online high school reconnection social network in the United States.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Intelius, Inc.
Intelius is an information commerce company founded in 2003 that has become a leader in online people data, delivering comprehensive information about individuals, their histories and their connections to others. "
target parent: United Online, Inc.
target: Classmates, Inc.
Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Classmates operates the leading online social network service in the United States for bringing high school alumni together. Classmates serves over 70 million members and enables its users to find and reconnect with high school friends.
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$30
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closed 7/7/2015 via BusinessWire

H.I.G. Capital, acquired Intelius, Inc.

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $18 billion of equity capital, announced that an affiliate has completed the acquisition of Intelius. Intelius is a leading provider of on-demand information about individuals and predictive analytics that can help identify connections to other people, places and things.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with more than $18 billion of equity capital under management. H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies. "
target: Intelius, Inc.
Intelius is an information commerce company founded in 2003 that has become a leader in online people data, delivering comprehensive information about individuals, their histories and their connections to others.
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closed 5/19/2009 via PR Newswire

Intelius, Inc., acquired Spock

synopsis: Intelius Inc., a leading information commerce company, announced that it will fully integrate recently acquired Spock, a top people search engine with advanced technology that simplifies and categorizes search results, into the Intelius network.
buyer: Intelius, Inc.
Intelius is a leading information commerce company providing businesses and consumers with information to empower the decision-making process for peace of mind and security. "
target: Spock
Spock is a people search engine that organizes information around people to enable discovery and learning. With the vision of indexing everyone in the world, Spock is adding millions of people to its index everyday through its search engine technology and through community contribution.
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closed 7/7/2015 via BusinessWire

H.I.G. Capital, acquired Intelius, Inc.

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital, a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $18 billion of equity capital, announced that an affiliate has completed the acquisition of Intelius. Intelius is a leading provider of on-demand information about individuals and predictive analytics that can help identify connections to other people, places and things.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity and alternative assets investment firm with more than $18 billion of equity capital under management. H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies. "
target: Intelius, Inc.
Intelius is an information commerce company founded in 2003 that has become a leader in online people data, delivering comprehensive information about individuals, their histories and their connections to others.
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announced 3/6/2012 via PR Newswire

AccuData Integrated Marketing, will acquire DaVinci Marketing Technologies

synopsis: DaVinci Marketing Technologies, a direct marketing technology service provider, signed an acquisition agreement with Compact Information Systems. DaVinci will become part of the AccuData Integrated Marketing operating division, a wholly owned subsidiary of Compact.
buyer parent: Compact Information Systems
buyer: AccuData Integrated Marketing
A leader in database marketing services, AccuData Integrated Marketing uses a full range of data resources, powerful marketing analytics and database technology to accurately target qualified buyers and increase ROI. "
target: DaVinci Marketing Technologies
DaVinci Marketing Technologies is at the forefront of the Email Service Provider industry. The DaVinci platform supports email template creation, provides a template library, facilitates campaign deployment, and offers real-time campaign response tracking and reporting.
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closed 5/10/2010 via PR Newswire

Salesforce.com, Inc., acquired Jigsaw Data Corporation

synopsis: Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, announced it has completed its acquisition of Jigsaw, the privately held leader in crowd-sourced data services based in San Mateo, Calif. In acquiring Jigsaw, salesforce.com makes its strategic entry into the $3 billion cloud-based, business contact data services market.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$14,013.00)
Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and CRM applications have revolutionized the way companies collaborate and communicate with their customers. "
target: Jigsaw Data Corporation
Jigsaw is the world's largest database of up-to-date, downloadable, and complete contact and company information. Every Jigsaw business contact is complete with a phone number (over 70% of which are direct dial), position, company, mailing address, and business email address.
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announced 12/21/2016 via Company Press Release

KünzlerBachmann Directmarketing AG, will acquire Schober Information Group (Schweiz) AG

synopsis: KünzlerBachmann Directmarketing AG, headquartered in St. Gallen, announced they will acquire Schober Information Group (Schweiz) AG, headquartered in Bachenbülach. Schober Information Group (Schweiz) is one of the leading dialog marketing service providers in Switzerland, maintaining the most comprehensive database of postal and email addresses.
buyer: KünzlerBachmann Directmarketing AG
KünzlerBachmann is a state-of-the-art enterprise shaping the future of dialogue marketing. As a full-service provider with a focus on consultancy and development, their core business is the field of CRM/IT and analysis, target group addresses as well as mailing production and lettershop. "
target parent: Schober Investment Group
target: Schober Information Group (Schweiz) AG
Schober Switzerland is a leading marketing service provider in Switzerland. The company supports customers with data, data solutions and technologies in market development, and maintains the largest database of postal addresses and e-mail addresses in Switzerland and internationally.
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closed 6/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Environics Analytics Group Ltd., acquired RSI Research Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Environics Analytics (EA) announced that it has acquired the business and assets of RSI Research Solutions Inc. (RSI). Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
buyer: Environics Analytics Group Ltd.
One of North America’s premier marketing and analytical services companies, Environics Analytics helps customers turn data and analytics into insight, strategy and results. EA offers the full range of analytical services and provides authoritative reports, software and modeling approaches. "
target: RSI Research Solutions Inc.
Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
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closed 3/4/2015 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired eXelate

synopsis: Nielsen announced that it has completed its acquisition of eXelate, a leading provider of data and technology to facilitate the buying and selling of advertising across programmatic platforms. This acquisition allows Nielsen to enable its clients to make better and faster marketing and media decisions.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,618.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target: eXelate
eXelate provides data and insight on online purchase intent, household demographics and behavioral propensities that enable digital advertisers to make optimal marketing decisions. Its team consists of 50+ international employees dedicated to providing the best service to digital advertisers.
price ($mm)
$200
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closed 7/11/2018 via Company Press Release

Innolva S.p.A., acquired Comas S.r.l.

synopsis: Innolva S.p.A., entirely controlled by Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A., has finalized the acquisition of Comas S.r.l. and Webber S.r.l., two companies active in the on-line sale of commercial information.
buyer parent: Tecnoinvestimenti S.p.A
buyer: Innolva S.p.A.
Innolva operates in the field of Business Information & Credit Management services. Innolva presents a complete offer of information to banks, companies and professionals to optimize decisions in credit management activities. "
target: Comas S.r.l.
Comas S.r.l. and Webber S.r.l. are principally active in the reselling, through the internet, of commercial information such as financial and corporate information on companies, cadastral information, automobile registration history, and other information services.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/1/2015 via BusinessWire

iMapData Inc. merged with PlanetRisk,

synopsis: iMapData, a pioneer in data visualization and analysis that is headquartered in McLean, Virginia, announced that it has merged with and taken the name of Bethesda, Maryland-based PlanetRisk, a fast-growing technology leader revolutionizing big data solutions.
buyer: PlanetRisk
PlanetRisk is a fast-growing technology leader revolutionizing big data solutions. PlanetRisk is a technology solutions and services company that provides a comprehensive analysis of “risk and opportunity” to customers, which include many organizations throughout the private and public sector. "
target: iMapData Inc.
A pioneer in the field of data visualization and analysis, iMapData has been helping organizations mitigate economic risk, protect corporate assets, maintain situational awareness and safeguard employees for over 30 years.
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closed 3/10/2008 via BusinessWire

iMapData Inc., acquired iMapData Inc.

synopsis: iMapData Inc., a consulting firm specializing in customized, geospatially-based decision support solutions for the public and private sector, has been acquired from ChoicePoint Inc. by a private investment group. The investment group is led by, and the business will be managed by, the founders of iMapData.
buyer parent: ChoicePoint, Inc.
buyer: iMapData Inc.
iMapData delivers relevant and tailored information via an easy-to-use, Web-based, map interface enabling businesses and government agencies to create maps and reports by accessing and merging various information sets including energy, government... "
target parent: ChoicePoint Asset Company LLC.
target: iMapData Inc.
iMapData delivers relevant and tailored information via an easy-to-use, Web-based, map interface enabling businesses and government agencies to create maps and reports by accessing and merging various information sets including energy, government...
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closed 10/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Textura Corporation, acquired Gradebeam LLC

synopsis: Textura Corporation, the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the commercial construction industry, has acquired GradeBeam.com, a leading online communications network for general contractors and subcontractors. GradeBeam.com is the only fully managed online communications network built by and for the construction industry.
buyer: Textura Corporation (TXTR:$92.19)
Founded in 2004, Textura Corp. has developed the only robust collaborative industry solutions for construction payment management, Textura – CPM™, and for pre-qualification management, Textura – PQM™. "
target: Gradebeam LLC
Gradebeam LLC operates an online communication network for the construction industry in North America. Its Website and construction communication software is used by general contractors, subcontractors and suppliers, associations, and blueprinters.
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closed 8/13/2019 via BusinessWire

Battery Ventures, acquired Fisher International, Inc.

synopsis: Battery Ventures, a global technology-focused investment firm, has acquired Fisher International, Inc., a firm supporting the pulp and paper industry with business intelligence and strategy consulting services. Fisher’s comprehensive databases, analytical technologies and expert consultants are used by the paper industry around the world every day.
buyer: Battery Ventures
Battery Ventures is a global technology-focused investment firm pursuing the most promising companies and ideas. Founded in 1983, the firm makes venture-capital and private-equity investments from its offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, London and Israel. "
target: Fisher International, Inc.
Fisher International supports the pulp and paper industry with business intelligence and strategy consulting services. Fisher’s comprehensive databases, analytical technologies and expert consultants are used by the paper industry around the world every day.
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closed 4/11/2018 via GlobeNewswire

NRT Technology Corp., acquired National Cred-A-Chek, Inc.

synopsis: NRT Technology Corp,, a global technology leader of current and next generation payment systems, specialized financial/marketing self-serve kiosks, and digital and mobile experiences, has acquired the assets of privately held National Cred-A-Chek, Inc. (NCC) the leading provider of information services for underwriting credit markers to more than
buyer: NRT Technology Corp.
NRT Technology Corp. provides integrated ticket redemption and cash access kiosks and payment services to casino operators, lotteries, retailers, and ATM operators worldwide. "
target: National Cred-A-Chek, Inc.
National Cred-A-Chek offers a FCRA-compliant cloud-based platform that automates marker credit applications and consolidates multidimensional reports of casino marker, front money, and check cashing information, bank verification data, third-party credit bureau, identity validation, and KYC tools.
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closed 8/7/2013 via BusinessWire

LexisNexis, acquired WorldCompliance

synopsis: Reed Elsevier, the parent company of LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, announced it has acquired the remaining 55 percent of WorldCompliance. WorldCompliance is a leading provider of customer and vendor screening content used for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) solutions.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: LexisNexis
LexisNexis is a leading global provider of content-enabled workflow solutions designed specifically for professionals in the legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting, and academic markets. "
target: WorldCompliance
WorldCompliance has the most comprehensive database of profiles of individuals and organizations that pose a potential risk to the financial system. Their solutions provide a means to stay in compliance with mounting regulatory requirements while protecting the organization’s reputation.
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closed 9/7/2016 via finextra.com

McKinsey & Company, acquired PriceMetrix Inc.

synopsis: PriceMetrix, an industry leader in practice management analytics software announced its acquisition by McKinsey & Company, the most respected name in management consulting. PriceMetrix, Inc will operate as a subsidiary of McKinsey & Company, Inc. and will retain its brand management and identity.
buyer: McKinsey & Company
McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non governmental organizations, and not-for-profits. McKinsey & Company helps clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals. "
target: PriceMetrix Inc.
PriceMetrix combines its patented process for collecting and classifying data with proprietary measures of revenue, assets, and households to create the most insightful and granular retail wealth management database available today.
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closed 12/28/2015 via BusinessWire

IHS, Inc., acquired Carproof

synopsis: IHS Inc., the leading global source of critical information and insight, announced it has acquired CarProof Corporation, a Canada-based company that offers products and services in vehicle history, appraisal and valuation for the automotive. CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports.
buyer: IHS, Inc. (INFO:$4,362.00)
IHS, Inc. is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in critical areas that shape the business landscape: energy, economics, geopolitical risk, sustainability and supply chain management. IHS is the leading provider of diverse global market and economic information. "
target: Carproof
CarProof is the industry standard in Canada for providing automotive vehicle history reports to dealers, auto auctions, original equipment manufacturers, lenders, insurers, governments, law enforcement agencies and consumers.
price ($mm)
$468
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announced 1/31/2013 via Market Wire

TransUnion LLC, will acquire ZipCode

synopsis: TransUnion, a global leader in credit and information services, has signed an agreement to acquire control of ZipCode, one of the largest independent providers of registry information to companies in Brazil's information management sectors that include credit, fraud prevention and marketing.
buyer: TransUnion LLC (TRU:$2,399.10)
As a global leader in information and risk management, TransUnion creates advantages for millions of people around the world by gathering, analyzing and delivering information. TransUnion delivers high quality data and integrates advanced analytics and enhanced decision-making capabilities. "
target: ZipCode
ZipCode is one of the largest independent providers of registry information to companies in Brazil's information management sectors that include credit, fraud prevention and marketing. ZipCode's product portfolio includes solutions to help clients throughout the customer lifecycle.
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closed 9/15/2007 via Company Description

MergerMarket, acquired Infinata, Inc.

synopsis: In September 2007, Mergermarket acquired Infinata, an information solutions and marketing analytics provider to the global financial service, life science, and high technology industries.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: MergerMarket
MergerMarket, part of Pearson's Financial Times Group, is an unparalleled, independent M&A intelligence tool used by the world's foremost financial institutions to originate deals. It provides proprietary intelligence on potential deal flow, potential mandates and valuations. "
target: Infinata, Inc.
Infinata is an innovative provider of information solutions and marketing analytics to the global financial service, life science, and high-tech industries. Our information suites include: BioPharm Insight, High Net Worth Insight, and Corporate Tracker.
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closed 1/5/2007 via PR Newswire

Redi-Direct Marketing, acquired Dialog Group, Inc.

synopsis: Redi-Direct Marketing, Inc., the holding company of Redi-Mail Direct Marketing and StayinFront, Inc. and a preeminent provider of technology-based sales and marketing solutions, has acquired the assets of Dialog Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. Dialog Group is comprised of two divisions, Data Dialog and Healthcare Dialog.
buyer: Redi-Direct Marketing
Redi-Direct Marketing, Inc. is the preeminent provider of technology based sales and marketing systems and solutions. Redi-Direct is comprised of four fully integrated sales and marketing support companies. "
target: Dialog Group, Inc.
Dialog Group is a provider of technology and data-based solutions and services that enable marketers to effectively advertise, generate leads, and manage customers. Headquartered in New York, New York, it has two operating units, Data Dialog, Inc. and Healthcare Dialog, Inc.
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closed 4/15/2003 via

synopsis: Jupitermedia Corporation (Nasdaq: JUPM) today announced that it has acquired Nua.com (http://www.nua.com), a leading global resource for Internet trends and statistics, from Scope Communications Group of Dublin, Ireland
buyer: INT Media Group, Inc. (OTCPK:MECK:$3.22)
WebMediaBrands, is the leading global provider of events, education, jobs, and content for business, media, and creative professionals. The company consists of four distinct brands: mediabistro.com, LearnNetwork, Freelance Connect, and Semantic Web. Over 6 million users visit WebMediaBrands monthly."
target:
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announced 4/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

ABRY Partners, LLC, will acquire SambaSafety

synopsis: Safety Holdings, Inc. dba SambaSafety®, the market leader of cloud-based driver risk management solutions, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with ABRY Partners to complete a majority recapitalization of the company.
buyer: ABRY Partners, LLC
ABRY Partners is an experienced and successful private equity investment firm focused on media, communications, insurance, business and information services. Since its founding, ABRY has completed more than $42 billion of transactions, representing investments in more than 450 properties. "
target parent: Main Street Capital Corporation
target: SambaSafety
Since 1998, SambaSafety has been the market leader in cloud-based risk management solutions for employers, insurance, background screeners and fleet management companies.
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