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closed 12/8/2005 via BusinessWire

Youth Media & Marketing Networks, purchased online publishing and national advertising assets from New Digital Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Y2M, a strategic marketing services company focused on the college and recent graduate market, has acquired New Digital Group Inc.'s media assets, a network of online college newspapers.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Youth Media & Marketing Networks
Youth Media & Marketing Networks Y2M is a media and marketing company focused exclusively on the college market. The company reaches college students and recent graduates where they live, study, work and play, through media properties including official campus newspapers. "
seller: New Digital Holdings, Inc.
New Digital Group specializes in building online publishing networks. CEO David Hahn, realized early on that the Internet was the perfect vehicle for connecting groups of people and information. He envisioned online publishing technology as the catalyst to grow powerful, innovative networks.
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closed 2/12/2015 via Market Wire

Fluent Group, acquired StreakU

synopsis: Fluent, a Boston-based college millennial marketing and insights agency, announced it has acquired StreakU, the daily online newsletter of campus-based, local and global news curated and delivered to college students and alumni of selected schools nationwide.
buyer: Fluent Group
Specializing in "translating brands for the college world," Fluent works with clients who want to understand and engage College Millennial Consumers (CMCs) nationwide, both on- and off-campus. "
target: StreakU
StreakU is a daily online newsletter of campus-based, local and global news curated and delivered to college students and alumni of selected schools nationwide. StreakU provides a simple and timely way for students to read and share news they care about.
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announced 8/2/2006 via PR Newswire

mtvU, will acquire Y2M

synopsis: mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network and a division of Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Y2M: Youth Media & Marketing Networks, the parent of College Publisher, the largest interactive network of online college newspapers in the US.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: mtvU
Broadcasting to 750 colleges across the country, with an enrollment of over seven million, mtvU is the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. 24/7, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S."
target parent: Collegiate Funding Services, LLC
target: Y2M
Youth Media & Marketing Networks Y2M is a media and marketing company focused exclusively on the college market. The company reaches college students and recent graduates where they live, study, work and play, through media properties including official campus newspapers.
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closed 6/3/2010 via BNC Analysis

Beckett Media LLC, acquired Motortopia

synopsis: Beckett Media has acquired Motortopia from New Digital Group. Motortopia is a leading online social network providing interactive tools to the motor enthusiast community.
buyer parent: Eli Research, Inc.
buyer: Beckett Media LLC
Based in Dallas, Beckett Media is one of the leading publishers of sports and specialty market collectible products in the U.S. Beckett operates Beckett.com and is the premier publisher of monthly sports and entertainment collectibles magazines. "
target parent: New Digital Group, Inc.
target: Motortopia
Motortopia is a leading online social networking site that brings motor enthusiasts and the information they desire together in one place.
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closed 12/8/2005 via BusinessWire

Youth Media & Marketing Networks, purchased online publishing and national advertising assets from New Digital Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Y2M, a strategic marketing services company focused on the college and recent graduate market, has acquired New Digital Group Inc.'s media assets, a network of online college newspapers.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Youth Media & Marketing Networks
Youth Media & Marketing Networks Y2M is a media and marketing company focused exclusively on the college market. The company reaches college students and recent graduates where they live, study, work and play, through media properties including official campus newspapers. "
seller: New Digital Holdings, Inc.
New Digital Group specializes in building online publishing networks. CEO David Hahn, realized early on that the Internet was the perfect vehicle for connecting groups of people and information. He envisioned online publishing technology as the catalyst to grow powerful, innovative networks.
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announced 8/2/2006 via PR Newswire

mtvU, will acquire Y2M

synopsis: mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network and a division of Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Y2M: Youth Media & Marketing Networks, the parent of College Publisher, the largest interactive network of online college newspapers in the US.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: mtvU
Broadcasting to 750 colleges across the country, with an enrollment of over seven million, mtvU is the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. 24/7, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S."
target parent: Collegiate Funding Services, LLC
target: Y2M
Youth Media & Marketing Networks Y2M is a media and marketing company focused exclusively on the college market. The company reaches college students and recent graduates where they live, study, work and play, through media properties including official campus newspapers.
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closed 12/8/2005 via BusinessWire

Youth Media & Marketing Networks, purchased online publishing and national advertising assets from New Digital Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Y2M, a strategic marketing services company focused on the college and recent graduate market, has acquired New Digital Group Inc.'s media assets, a network of online college newspapers.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Youth Media & Marketing Networks
Youth Media & Marketing Networks Y2M is a media and marketing company focused exclusively on the college market. The company reaches college students and recent graduates where they live, study, work and play, through media properties including official campus newspapers. "
seller: New Digital Holdings, Inc.
New Digital Group specializes in building online publishing networks. CEO David Hahn, realized early on that the Internet was the perfect vehicle for connecting groups of people and information. He envisioned online publishing technology as the catalyst to grow powerful, innovative networks.
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closed 4/27/2004 via PR Newswire

Collegiate Funding Services, LLC, acquired Youth Media & Marketing Networks

synopsis: Collegiate Funding Services, LLC, announced today that it has acquired Youth Media & Marketing Networks (Y2M), a holding company whose two 100 percent-owned subsidiaries, eGrad Inc. and College Publisher, Inc., focus exclusively on the college and recent graduate market.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: Collegiate Funding Services, LLC (CFSI:$0.00)
Collegiate Funding Services, LLC (CFS) is an experienced provider of financial product and service programs to the higher education and postgraduate communities. Since beginning operations, CFS has become America's leading solution source for student loan borrowers. CFS was initially founded to tak "
target: Youth Media & Marketing Networks
Youth Media & Marketing Networks Y2M is a media and marketing company focused exclusively on the college market. The company reaches college students and recent graduates where they live, study, work and play, through media properties including official campus newspapers.
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closed 1/31/2011 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Industries, Inc., acquired Midwest College Marketing Group, Inc.

synopsis: EBSCO has acquired Midwest College Marketing Group (MCM), a leading manufacturer and distributor of licensed products to college bookstores across the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1995, MCM offers a diverse range of over 400 products to more than 2,500 college and university bookstores.
buyer: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
EBSCO is ranked in the the top 200 of the nation's largest privately held coporations. Since its founding in 1944, EBSCO has diversified into more than 40 businesses, including: subscription provider for more than 300,000 title listings from more than 78,000 publishers worldwide. "
target: Midwest College Marketing Group, Inc.
Midwest College Marketing Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of licensed products to college bookstores across the U.S. and Canada. The company sells a diverse range of over 400 products to more than 2500 college and university bookstores.
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closed 1/27/2016 via Company Press Release

Emerald Group Publishing, acquired International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship

synopsis: Emerald Group Publishing has acquired the International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship (IJSMS) - which is among the top four sports marketing journals in the industry - from International Marketing Reports (IMR). IJSMS - which has an article acceptance rate of 20% - provides a vital resource to both academic and industry experts.
buyer: Emerald Group Publishing
Emerald Group Publishing is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. Emerald manages a portfolio of nearly 300 journals and over 2,500 books. It also provides an extensive range of value-added products and services to support its customers' needs. "
target parent: International Marketing Reports (IMR)
target: International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship
International Journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship (IJSMS) is among the top four sports marketing journals in the industry. IJSMS - which has an article acceptance rate of 20% - provides a vital resource to both academic and industry experts.
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announced 6/24/2015 via PE Hub

Simplilearn, will acquire Market Motive Inc.

synopsis: Simplilearn, a leading global tech-ed company announced to acquire Market Motive, a Silicon Valley based digital marketing training company. Market Motive provides authoritative cross training in SEO, web analytics, social media marketing, conversion optimization, mobile marketing, PPC advertising, and content marketing.
buyer: Simplilearn
Simplilearn caters to professionals across industries and functions. With a large India-based back office that operates 24/7, it provides unmatched customer experience, which handholds a customer - right from enrolling into an online course to getting an Industry- recognized certificate in hand. "
target: Market Motive Inc.
Market Motive builds curriculum that trains people how to do digital marketing. The courses and certification provide authoritative cross training in SEO, web analytics, social media marketing, conversion optimization, mobile marketing, PPC advertising, and content marketing.
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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 5/23/2006 via Company Press Release

Halyard Capital, acquired Educational Directories Unlimited, Inc.

synopsis: Halyard Capital, a New York-based private equity fund, announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Educational Directories Unlimited, Inc. (EDU) and committed a significant investment to accelerate the Company's current growth and market leading position.
buyer: Halyard Capital
Halyard is a private equity fund with $350 million of capital under management focused on investing in media, communications and business services companies. The Fund specializes in middle-market leveraged buyouts, growth equity and structured equity investments. "
target: Educational Directories Unlimited, Inc.
Educational Directories Unlimited (EDU) is a leading provider of online directories serving the higher education industry. The Company's industry leading Web sites include www.GradSchools.com, www.StudyAbroad.com and www.IIEPassport.org.
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closed 10/1/2007 via

Visant Corporation, acquired Publishing Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: Jostens, Inc. has agreed to acquire the assets of Publishing Enterprises, Incorporated, the producer of Memory Book Company school yearbooks and Meridian student planners, headquartered in Sedalia, Missouri. Publishing Enterprises also produces a variety of other printed products under the PrintLynx name.
buyer: Visant Corporation
Visant Corporation is a leading marketing and publishing services enterprise servicing the school affinity, direct marketing, fragrance and cosmetics sampling, and educational publishing markets. "
target: Publishing Enterprises, Inc.
Publishing Enterprises, Incorporated is headquartered in Sedalia, Missouri and produces Memory Book Company(R) school yearbooks, Meridian student planners and a variety of other printed products under the PrintLynx name.
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closed 10/30/2006 via BusinessWire

Austin Ventures, L.P., acquired All Star Directories

synopsis: Austin Ventures, announced the acquisition and recapitalization of All Star Directories, the leading publisher of comprehensive online education directories. The All Star Directories deal came out of the partnership that AV has had with CEO-in-residence Elisabeth DeMarse, the former CEO of BankRate.
buyer: Austin Ventures, L.P.
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. "
target: All Star Directories
All Star Directories is the Internet’s fastest growing publisher of school directories, matching millions of highly qualified prospective students with the schools that best meet their education needs.
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closed 7/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Nelnet, Inc., acquired CUnet LLC

synopsis: Nelnet, Inc. has completed its acquisition of CUnet, a leading performance-based educational marketing and managed services company headquartered in Wyckoff, New Jersey. The agreement, previously announced on June 26, 2006, has an effective date of July 1, 2006.
buyer: Nelnet, Inc. (NNI:$824.49)
Nelnet is one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S. and is focused on providing quality student loan products and services to students and schools nationwide. "
target: CUnet LLC
CUnet is the premier provider of online performance media and interactive marketing services driving qualified student inquiries and enrollments for the higher education industry.
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closed 5/15/2006 via PR Newswire

Smile.Media Ltd., acquired Nirshamim Lelimudim Ltd.

synopsis: Internet Gold, announced that its subsidiary smile.media ltd. (formerly GoldMind) has acquired the remaining 50% of Nirshamim Lelimudim Ltd. Having acquired an initial 50% ownership interest in March 2005, smile.media is now the sole owner of the fast-growing Nirshamim academic portal.
buyer parent: Internet Gold
buyer: Smile.Media Ltd.
Smile.Media Ltd. (formerly GoldMind Ltd.) is a fully-owned subsidiary of Internet Gold through which the Group provides Value Added Services such as Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus programs and customized electronic newsletters. "
target: Nirshamim Lelimudim Ltd.
Nirshamim is an academic portal that serves Israel's 170,000 university students. A one-stop information site regarding the programs, entrance requirements, etc. of Israeli academic institutions, Nirshamim's revenue model combines lead-generation fees and advertising.
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closed 5/10/2006 via BNC Analysis

Monster Worldwide, Inc., acquired PWP, LLC

synopsis: Monster Worldwide, Inc. announced that it has acquired PWP, LLC. PWP, a leading publisher of directory websites in the educational field, will be integrated into Monster Worldwide's Internet Advertising and Fees business segment, alongside FastWeb, Monsterlearning, and other online media and education-related properties.
buyer: Monster Worldwide, Inc. (MWW:$634.99)
Monster Worldwide, Inc. parent company of Monster(R), the online employment solution, strives to bring people together to advance their lives. Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. "
target: PWP, LLC
PWP is a leading publisher of directory websites in the educational field. PWP owns thousands of education-related domain names and generates more than one hundred thousand 'student to school/college' referrals per month as well as having more than one million unique users per month.
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