Like GlobalHealth Education and Training, L.L.C.

closed 11/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Keypath Education, Inc., acquired GlobalHealth Education and Training, L.L.C.

synopsis: Keypath Education, the online degree enablement firm, has announced the acquisition of GlobalHealth Education, a provider of online health courses based in the US.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: Keypath Education, Inc.
Keypath Education, formerly known as PlattForm, serves the entire student journey and partner with higher education institutions worldwide to launch programs, grow enrollment, improve learning and connect education to careers for the world’s most prepared students. "
target: GlobalHealth Education and Training, L.L.C.
GlobalHealth Education (GHE) provides access to online healthcare related degrees for employees and members of healthcare companies and associations.
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closed 8/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Everyday Health, Inc., acquired PRIME

synopsis: Everyday Health Group, a leader in patient and provider education, announced that it has purchased Prime Education, LLC, a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company known for its award-winning, systems-based work and extensive peer-reviewed publications in research-informed interprofessional continuing education (CE).
buyer parent: j2 Global, Inc.
buyer: Everyday Health, Inc. (EVDY:$253.92)
Everyday Health operates a leading digital marketing and communications platform for healthcare companies that want to engage with consumers and healthcare professionals. Their platform combines premier content from leading brands, an engaged audience, and extensive data and analytics expertise. "
target: PRIME
Founded in 1994, PRIME is a nationally recognized medical education and outcomes research company that has, as its mission, to enhance the interprofessional health team’s knowledge, skills/strategy, and performance in caring for patients.
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announced 11/18/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire MedCerts LLC

synopsis: K12 Inc., soon to be Stride, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MedCerts, a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target: MedCerts LLC
MedCerts is a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
price ($mm)
$70
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$19
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$4
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closed 2/4/2015 via BusinessWire

Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC, acquired Career Step

synopsis: Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of Career Step, LLC. Career Step, based in Provo, Utah, is a leading provider of online, career-focused training programs in the high-growth healthcare sector. Career Step offers high quality, cost effective, job-specific training solutions.
buyer: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
Revelstoke Capital Partners is a Denver based private equity firm formed by experienced investors who focus on building exceptional industry-leading companies. "
target parent: DW Healthcare Partners
target: Career Step
Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, has trained over 85,000 students, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, and provides training for some of the most respected healthcare employers in the nation.
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closed 3/4/2009 via Company Press Release

BB&T Capital Partners, LLC, DW Healthcare Partners, acquired Career Step

synopsis: Career Step, LLC, a leading provider of online vocational training for the healthcare industry, announced the completion of a $22 million equity investment from DW Healthcare Partners II, LP and BB&T Capital Partners II, LLC.
buyer: DW Healthcare Partners
buyer: BB&T Capital Partners, LLC
DW Healthcare Partners is a private equity firm focused exclusively on the healthcare industry. The firm is led by three seasoned healthcare executives with more than 80 years of combined industry experience. DWHP invests in profitable healthcare companies with proven management teams. "
target: Career Step
Career Step is the nation's leading provider of online medical transcription and medical coding training. Career Step enjoys a tremendous market advantage in the industry by virtue of its reputation as an innovative, competency-based training company.
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$22
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closed 3/4/2014 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired Health Care Compliance Strategies

synopsis: HealthStream, Inc., a leading provider of workforce development and research / patient experience solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS), a Jericho, New York-based company focused on interactive and engaging online compliance training for healthcare organizations.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$245.70)
HealthStream's suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions are used by healthcare employees in the U.S. for training & learning management, talent management, performance assessment, credentialing, and managing simulation-based training programs. "
target: Health Care Compliance Strategies
Health Care Compliance Strategies, Inc. (HCCS) helps hospitals and healthcare institutions survive and thrive, and to improve the quality of patient care by providing hospitals and healthcare institutions with interactive and engaging on-line staff learning and competency solutions.
price ($mm)
$15
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$7
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closed 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Palo Alto University, acquired CONCEPT Professional Training

synopsis: Palo Alto University (PAU), Northern California's leading school of psychology and counseling, has acquired Consolidated Continuing Education & Professional Training (CONCEPT) Professional Training, a provider of premium online professional training for mental health professionals, with a reputation for excellence in forensic psychology.
buyer: Palo Alto University
Palo Alto University (PAU) is dedicated to improving the human condition through excellence in teaching, research and scholarship in the fields of psychology and counseling. PAU offers doctorate, master's and bachelor's programs, as well as hands-on clinical training. and more. "
target: CONCEPT Professional Training
CONCEPT Professional Training is a world-class provider of premium online professional training for mental health professionals, with a reputation for excellence in forensic psychology.
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closed 1/15/2016 via PR Newswire

OnCourse Learning, acquired Distance CME

synopsis: OnCourse Learning, provider of workplace solutions and education in the healthcare, real estate and financial services industries, announced the acquisition of Distance CME, a leading provider of education for emergency medical service practitioners. Distance CME offers live, online courses to EMS professionals around the globe.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning delivers licensure, regulatory and compliance education solutions throughout the nation's leading industries including financial services, healthcare and real estate. They focus on advancing the e-learning environment for individuals and businesses to help to build new careers. "
target: Distance CME
Distance CME provides live distance learning courses designed to provide quality and convenient education for the busy EMS professional. Their classes meet the NREMT’s requirement for live (VILT) learning – 100% online, 100% live.
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closed 1/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Career Step, acquired Code3 CME

synopsis: Career Step, an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Code3 CME, a provider of EMT, paramedic and critical care transport training.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Career Step
Career Step, a portfolio company of Denver based private equity firm Revelstoke Capital Partners, is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers. "
target: Code3 CME
Code3 CME provides accredited EMT and paramedic refresher and recertification training. Code3 CME’s training is designed to provide exactly the education EMS professionals need. Self-paced training and instructor-led courses are available to meet both the NREMT and state renewal requirements.
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closed 4/2/2020 via BusinessWire

MJH Life Sciences, acquired Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP

synopsis: MJH Life Sciences™ has announced it has acquired the Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) from Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG). PBMI is the nation’s leading provider of research and education that informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management.
buyer: MJH Life Sciences
MJH Life Sciences™ is the largest privately held, independent, full-service medical media company in North America dedicated to delivering trusted health care news across multiple channels, providing health care professionals with the information and resources they need to optimize patient outcomes."
target parent: Pharmaceutical Strategies Group, LLC
target: Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute, LP
The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) is the nation’s leading provider of research and education that informs, advises, and influences the industry on drug cost management. Their insights enable evidence-based decision making in a complex and evolving pharmaceuticals marketplace.
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closed 5/20/2020 via BusinessWire

Nexus Health Media, acquired Nexus Oncology

synopsis: M2 Health Media, an Austin, Texas-based health and medical education delivery company, has acquired Nexus Oncology and renamed itself Nexus Health Media. The company will serve as a one-stop-shop for unbiased, scientific and non-promotional health and medical education, and clinical and scientific updates.
buyer: Nexus Health Media
Nexus Health Media is disrupting the status in how medical education is delivered and received by informing physicians with up-to-the-minute scientific treatment advances in different diseases right at their fingertips. "
target: Nexus Oncology
Nexus Oncology is disrupting medical education by offering unbiased, non-promotional clinical treatment advances, data results, and innovative insights at your fingertips. They offer detailed perspective reports, private interviews, video vignettes, seminars, and conferences.
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closed 6/24/2020 via Company Press Release

CODE UK, acquired Isopharm

synopsis: CODE acquires Isopharm to create leading provider of software solutions for dental practices and professionals. CODE has completed the acquisition of Isopharm which brings together the market leading compliance platform with the largest provider of online CPD (Continuing Professional Development) for dental practitioners into a single entity.
buyer: CODE UK
CODE is the leading provider of software-led compliance and HR services into the dental market. CODE provides dental practices and practitioners with the essential tools required to be compliant and to deliver against mandatory CQC policy and regulations. "
target: Isopharm
Established for over 20 years, Isopharm is the leading provider of online CPD (Continuing Professional Development) with over 60% of all dental practitioners using their innovative solutions to meet the mandatory requirements for continuous development.
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closed 3/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Tailwind Capital Partners, acquired International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

synopsis: Tailwind Capital, a middle market private equity firm, has acquired International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), a premier eLearning platform for the fitness and wellness industry. ISSA provides high quality certification programs that help people to achieve their goals. They offer courses for yoga, nutrition, corrective exercise and more.
buyer: Tailwind Capital Partners
Tailwind Capital is a middle-market private equity firm investing in targeted sectors within healthcare, business services, and industrial services. Tailwind partners with management teams and entrepreneurs to transform businesses through growth initiatives, acquisitions, and strategic investments. "
target: International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) is a premier eLearning platform for the fitness and wellness industry. ISSA provides high quality certification programs that help people to achieve their goals. They offer courses for yoga, nutrition, corrective exercise, senior fitness, and more.
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closed 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hansefit GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Fitbase Institut für Online Prävention GmbH

synopsis: Hansefit, an international network for company fitness offerings, acquires Fitbase, a leading German provider of digital health prevention solutions. Fitbase provides certified prevention courses available online and via app at any time. Fitbase was founded in Hamburg in 2014 by Johannes Heering and Dr. René Bohnsack.
buyer parent: Waterland Private Equity Investments
buyer: Hansefit GmbH & Co. KG
Hansefit is a leading company fitness network in Germany. The company serves as an aggregating platform for corporate fitness and allows employees of corporate clients access to numerous partnerships such as fitness studios, swimming pools, spa services and physiotherapy. "
target: Fitbase Institut für Online Prävention GmbH
Fitbase was founded in Hamburg in 2014 by Johannes Heering and Dr. René Bohnsack and is a pioneer in the development of digital and innovative prevention solutions in the field of occupational health promotion. Solutions include certified prevention courses available online and via app at any time.
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closed 12/4/2017 via PE Hub

BV Investment Partners, acquired Precision Nutrition Inc.

synopsis: BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services, software and IT services sectors, has acquired a majority stake in Toronto-based Precision Nutrition, a certification and coaching software and services provider.
buyer: BV Investment Partners
BV Investment Partners is currently investing its ninth private equity fund. The firm is one of the oldest and most experienced sector-focused private equity firms in North America. The company actively targets investments in the business services and information technology services industries. "
target: Precision Nutrition Inc.
Precision Nutrition (PN) is the leading nutrition certification and coaching software and services provider in North America. PN provides nutrition coaching certifications and software to fitness and wellness professionals throughout North America, Australia, and parts of Europe.
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announced 11/21/2014 via BNC Analysis

Reeltime Media Ltd, will acquire Fitlink Group

synopsis: ReelTime Media Limited announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Fitlink Group. They were established in 1985 and is the only independent college that has operated for 30 years, delivering accredited fitness training courses online.
buyer: Reeltime Media Ltd (AU:RMA:$0.21)
Reeltime Media Limited is one of Australia's largest and fastest growing Digital Services, Media & Advertising, and IT companies. Through its 100% wholly owned subsidiaries RMA provides a complete service offering for SME's, corporate and government clients. "
target: Fitlink Group
Fitlink Group is a premium supplier of online Personal Training Courses to the Fitness Industry. Completion of Fitlink's Certificate in Fitness enables you to perform the roles of Exercise Assistant, Exercise Instructor I, Exercise Instructor II and Personal Trainer (Employed).
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$10
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closed 3/15/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Post University, acquired American Sentinel University

synopsis: Post University and American Sentinel University announced that they have completed their merger, creating American Sentinel College of Nursing & Health Sciences at Post University in Connecticut. American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare).
buyer parent: Generation Partners
buyer: Post University
Based in Waterbury, Connecticut, since 1890, Post University® is known for its innovation and focus on providing every online and on-campus student an extraordinary educational experience with an unmatched level of personalized support. "
target: American Sentinel University
American Sentinel University delivers accredited online degree programs in nursing (BSN, MSN, and DNP) and healthcare management (MBA Healthcare). Its affordable, flexible bachelor’s and master’s nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
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closed 5/10/2004 via BusinessWire

AmerisourceBergen Corporation, acquired IMedex

synopsis: AmerisourceBergen Corporation (NYSE:ABC) today acquired Imedex(R), Inc., a privately held, accredited provider of physician continuing medical education (CME) for approximately $16 million in cash. Imedex is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia, and had calendar 2003 revenues of approximately $11 million.
buyer: AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC:$175,151.50)
AmerisourceBergen is the largest pharmaceutical services company in the United States dedicated solely to the pharmaceutical supply chain. It is the leading distributor of pharmaceutical products and services to the hospital systems/acute care market. "
target: IMedex
Imedex® is an industry leader in providing Continuing Medical Education to health care professionals worldwide. Founded in 1985, Imedex ® organizes over 80 conferences and projects worldwide each year. We have our own independent CME program and also collaborate with medical associations and health
price ($mm)
$16
rev ($mm)
$11
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1.4x
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closed 3/6/2007 via PR Newswire

Lincoln Educational Services, purchased Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program from Harrison Career Institute

synopsis: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation has completed a transaction with Harrison Career Institute, Inc. to acquire its Licensed Practical Nursing program. The acquisition allows Lincoln to expand its LPN course offerings -- a fast growing, high-demand health services education segment -- to its New Jersey campuses.
buyer: Lincoln Educational Services
Lincoln Educational Services Corporation is a leading and diversified for-profit provider of career-oriented post-secondary education. Lincoln offers recent high school graduates and working adults degree and diploma programs in five areas of study. "
seller: Harrison Career Institute
Harrison Career Institute is a private, post-secondary technical school, State licensed in the 5 state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Washington, D.C. HCI offers programs in some of the fastest growing fields, Medical and Business, with 15 convenient locations.
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announced 4/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackstone Group LP, CPP Investment Board, will acquire Ascend Learning

synopsis: Ascend Learning, LLC ("Ascend"), a leading provider of educational content, software and analytics solutions, announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have signed a definitive agreement to acquire Ascend from funds advised by Providence Equity Partners and Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$17,325.04)
buyer: CPP Investment Board
Blackstone is a leading investment firm, creating positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors & the companies they invest in. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is a professional investment management organization that invests the funds not needed by the Canada Pension Plan. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of educational content and software tools for students, educational institutions and employers. They focus on high-growth careers in a range of industries, with a special focus on healthcare and other licensure-driven occupations.
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$2,000
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closed 11/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Keypath Education, Inc., acquired GlobalHealth Education and Training, L.L.C.

synopsis: Keypath Education, the online degree enablement firm, has announced the acquisition of GlobalHealth Education, a provider of online health courses based in the US.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: Keypath Education, Inc.
Keypath Education, formerly known as PlattForm, serves the entire student journey and partner with higher education institutions worldwide to launch programs, grow enrollment, improve learning and connect education to careers for the world’s most prepared students. "
target: GlobalHealth Education and Training, L.L.C.
GlobalHealth Education (GHE) provides access to online healthcare related degrees for employees and members of healthcare companies and associations.
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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 11/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Keypath Education, Inc., acquired GlobalHealth Education and Training, L.L.C.

synopsis: Keypath Education, the online degree enablement firm, has announced the acquisition of GlobalHealth Education, a provider of online health courses based in the US.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: Keypath Education, Inc.
Keypath Education, formerly known as PlattForm, serves the entire student journey and partner with higher education institutions worldwide to launch programs, grow enrollment, improve learning and connect education to careers for the world’s most prepared students. "
target: GlobalHealth Education and Training, L.L.C.
GlobalHealth Education (GHE) provides access to online healthcare related degrees for employees and members of healthcare companies and associations.
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closed 6/4/2014 via PR Web

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired Seelio

synopsis: PlattForm, a marketing and enrollment management partner for colleges and universities worldwide, announced the acquisition of Seelio, a service-based student portfolio solution for higher education institutions, that offers a student life cycle approach that spans from enrollment to career placement while delivering optimal student outcomes.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
Since 1989, PlattForm has set the standard of excellence in providing marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities, worldwide. Its specialties include search engine marketing; interactive lead generation; online marketing; and more. "
target: Seelio
Seelio is an educational service and technology company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that partners with universities to deliver a greater value to students through the use of rich, multimedia online portfolios. Students are able to easily and beautifully capture their works, projects and passions.
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closed 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 1/9/2013 via BusinessWire

Sterling Partners, acquired PlattForm Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Sterling Partners, a growth-oriented private equity firm with a long history of successful investing in the education sector, has acquired PlattForm Advertising, a leading provider of comprehensive marketing and enrollment-management services to colleges and universities.
buyer: Sterling Partners
Sterling Partners is a private equity firm with a distinct point of view on how to build great companies. Sterling focuses on investing growth capital in small and mid-market companies in industries with positive, long-term trends – education, healthcare, and business services. "
target parent: Arlington Capital Partners
target: 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.
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closed 3/12/2012 via PR Newswire

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., purchased Strategic Website Properties from Guider Media

synopsis: PlattForm, a leading Internet marketing and enrollment solutions provider for the postsecondary education industry announced that it acquired numerous website properties from Guider Media. The websites involved in the acquisition predominantly serve online- and graduate-focused higher learning institutions offering advanced degree programs.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm Advertising is a direct response agency specializing in postsecondary education marketing. Its services includes interactive inquiry generation; website marketing; digital media; search engine marketing; social media; media placement; and creative services, print and video production. "
seller parent: Investment AB Kinnevik
seller: Guider Media
Guider Media owns and operates more than a dozen websites that are leaders in their vertical markets and organically attract a large amount of visitors on a monthly basis. Many of these sites are reference guides for web users and have very strong community participation.
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closed 11/5/2007 via BusinessWire

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired Beauty Inter-Network Company

synopsis: PlattForm Holdings, Inc., a leading Internet marketing and enrollment solutions provider to the post-secondary education industry, acquired Beauty Inter-Network Company, a recruitment and enrollment lead generation company that publishes beautyschools.com and other web sites for the education industry.
buyer parent: Arlington Capital Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm is a full-service marketing and advertising agency offering enrollment solutions for the education industry and the military. Since 1989, we have continued in our commitment to set the standard for excellence in these industries. "
target: Beauty Inter-Network Company
Beauty Inter-Network Company is a recruitment and enrollment lead generation company that publishes beautyschools.com and other web sites for the education industry.
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closed 7/26/2007 via BusinessWire

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired Zuma, LLC

synopsis: PlattForm Holdings, Inc., a leading Internet marketing and enrollment solutions provider to the post-secondary education industry,has acquired Zuma, LLC. Zuma is the publisher of www.BeautySchoolsDirectory.com, a recruitment and enrollment lead generation company for the cosmetology school industry.
buyer parent: Arlington Capital Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm is a full-service marketing and advertising agency offering enrollment solutions for the education industry and the military. Since 1989, we have continued in our commitment to set the standard for excellence in these industries. "
target: Zuma, LLC
Zuma is the publisher of www.BeautySchoolsDirectory.com, a recruitment and enrollment lead generation company for the cosmetology school industry.
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closed 7/26/2007 via BusinessWire

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired VentureDirect Worldwide, Inc.

synopsis: PlattForm Holdings, Inc., a leading Internet marketing and enrollment solutions provider to the post-secondary education industry,has acquired VentureDirect Worldwide, Inc. VentureDirect has been a leading marketing services firm for 25 years, providing lead generation and customer acquisition services to advertisers.
buyer parent: Arlington Capital Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm is a full-service marketing and advertising agency offering enrollment solutions for the education industry and the military. Since 1989, we have continued in our commitment to set the standard for excellence in these industries. "
target: VentureDirect Worldwide, Inc.
Venture Direct Worldwide, Inc. operates as a direct marketing and media company in the United States. It offers direct mail list services, list management services, and print brokerage service for advertisers.
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closed 1/30/2006 via Company Press Release

Arlington Capital Partners, acquired PlattForm Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington, DC-based private equity firm, announced an investment in privately held PlattForm Holdings, Inc., in partnership with the company’s existing management team. With more than 350 employees, PlattForm is a leading enrollment solutions provider to the post-secondary education industry.
buyer: Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a private equity firm with over $450 million of committed capital. We are focused on management buyout and late stage expansion equity investment opportunities. Our target is middle-market companies with enterprise values typically between $50 million and $500 million. "
target: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm is a full-service marketing and advertising agency offering enrollment solutions for the education industry and the military. Since 1989, we have continued in our commitment to set the standard for excellence in these industries.
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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 1/9/2013 via BusinessWire

Sterling Partners, acquired PlattForm Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Sterling Partners, a growth-oriented private equity firm with a long history of successful investing in the education sector, has acquired PlattForm Advertising, a leading provider of comprehensive marketing and enrollment-management services to colleges and universities.
buyer: Sterling Partners
Sterling Partners is a private equity firm with a distinct point of view on how to build great companies. Sterling focuses on investing growth capital in small and mid-market companies in industries with positive, long-term trends – education, healthcare, and business services. "
target parent: Arlington Capital Partners
target: 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.
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announced 11/29/2021 via BusinessWire

UpGrad, will acquire Global Study Partners

synopsis: upGrad, Asia’s integrated higher edtech leader, will acquire Global Study Partners (GSP), Australia's largest study abroad company. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Sydney, Global Study Partners (GSP) boasts of an extensive institution network of over 600, with a focus on countries including, Australia, the UK, Canada, and the US.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Global Study Partners
Global Study Partners (GSP) is a leading B2B global EdTech marketplace for international student enrolments that works with 600+ Universities and Higher Education Institutes across the globe. Headquartered in Sydney, Global Study Partners (GSP) boasts of an extensive institution network.
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$16
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announced 6/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Keystone Academic Solutions, will acquire Educations Media Group

synopsis: Keystone Academic Solutions and EMG - Educations Media Group announced that they are merging to form the Keystone Education Group. Both Keystone and EMG are leaders in the global market for higher education marketing and student recruitment, with strong customer bases across the UK, Europe, the US, and the Nordics.
buyer: Keystone Academic Solutions
Keystone is trusted by more than 70 million unique prospective students every year to help them make one of the most important decisions of their lifetimes, namely, which higher ed program to attend. "
target: Educations Media Group
Founded in 2001 and with 20 years of consecutive profitable growth, Educations Media Group (EMG) has pioneered 40 local brands spanning the entire education spectrum and works with over 6000 education providers in 40 different countries across the world.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired Naviance and Intersect

synopsis: PowerSchool, a leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, announced the completion of its acquisition of Hobsons’ Naviance and Intersect. Naviance is a college, career, and life readiness (CCLR) platform for high school students. Intersect is a best-fit recruitment platform for colleges and universities.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool's mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential. PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, grading, attendance, analytics, state reporting, talent, finance, and HR. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Naviance and Intersect
Naviance is a college, career, and life readiness (CCLR) platform that helps middle and high school students discover their strengths and find their best-fit path after high school. Intersect is a best-fit recruitment platform offering a comprehensive set of solutions for colleges and universities.
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$320
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closed 1/27/2020 via Company Description

CloudControlMedia, acquired ESM Digital

synopsis: ESM Digital has been acquired by CloudControlMedia, LLC, an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of QuinStreet, Inc. ESM Digital was founded in 2004 to help institutions of higher education achieve their enrollment goals. The MA-based has grown multi-million-dollar higher education digital marketing agency with partner schools spanning the US.
buyer parent: QuinStreet, Inc.
buyer: CloudControlMedia
CloudControlMedia is a performance-based digital marketing agency that tracks critical milestones in consumer interactions, enabling clients to optimize campaigns, meet marketing objectives and maximize ROI on marketing spend. "
target: ESM Digital
ESM Digital was founded in 2004 to help institutions of higher education achieve their enrollment goals. The MA-based has grown multi-million-dollar higher education digital marketing agency with partner schools spanning the United States.
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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 6/30/2021 via BNC Analysis

Archer Education Inc., acquired Circa Interactive

synopsis: Archer Education has acquired Circa Interactive, the premier higher education digital marketing agency, and view.DO. With the addition of Circa, Archer can build on its decades of higher education experience in performance marketing, student engagement technology, analytics, enrollment, and strategic planning with new specializations and services.
buyer parent: Vicente Capital Partners
buyer: Archer Education Inc.
Since 2006, Archer Education Inc., an education technology company dedicated to personalizing student recruitment, has helped bridge more than 8 million students to an institution of higher learning and a better future through education. "
target: Circa Interactive
Circa Interactive is the premier digital marketing agency in higher education. By combining creative and analytical solutions, Circa provides services in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), paid search, digital PR, content marketing, social media, and analytics.
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announced 9/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Unigo, LLC, will acquire Cinergy Education

synopsis: Unigo Group, a company that improves students' decision-making and outcomes by providing one of the most personalized and accurate platforms for matching students with schools, financing, rewards and jobs, announced an agreement to acquire the business assets of Cinergy Education, a premier provider of higher-education marketing services.
buyer parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
buyer: Unigo, LLC
Unigo is an online business matching students with colleges, scholarships, internships, student loans, majors and careers. Unigo’s consumer site provides personalized matches with 6,500 colleges, 700,000 college reviews, 3.6 million scholarships, 90,000 internships and 3.3 million study materials. "
target: Cinergy Education
A premier provider of higher-education marketing services, Cinergy Education helps colleges, universities and career schools find and enroll qualified students with its rich network of web properties, advisory services, and education-marketing expertise.
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closed 1/9/2015 via PR Newswire

The Advisory Board Company, acquired Royall & Company

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

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired MJD Consultancy Ltd

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

CHS Capital, acquired Royall & Company

synopsis: CHS Capital acquired Royall & Co., a provider of recruitment services for colleges and universities. Royall handles marketing for colleges and universities, helping them to enroll students at undergraduate and graduate levels and reach out to alumni for purposes like fundraising.
buyer: CHS Capital
CHS Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm investing in the middle market. Targeting well-managed companies with enterprise values between $75-$500 million, CHS Capital partners with management teams to focus on accelerating growth and positioning companies for attractive exits. "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: Royall & Company
Royall & Co. is a provider of recruitment services for colleges and universities. The company handles marketing for colleges and universities, helping them to enroll students at undergraduate and graduate levels and reach out to alumni for purposes like fundraising.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$100
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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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