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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dashl AB, acquired Mehrens Academy

synopsis: Dashl, a digital hair and beauty booking platform in Sweden, has acquired Mehrens Academy, a Swedish vocational school for professional makeup and hair. Mehrens Academy provides their students with the education they need to get a job in the makeup industry.
buyer: Dashl AB
Dashl is a digital hair and beauty booking platform in Sweden. Dashl allows users to book a stylist for a hair or beauty treatment, whenever and wherever it suits them. Users can browse photos from vetted and reviewed hair and beauty stylists to find the right style for them. "
target: Mehrens Academy
Mehrens Academy is a Swedish vocational school for professional makeup and hair. Mehrens Academy provides their students with the education they need to get a job in the makeup industry. The academy supports their students after their education and provides them with professional products and tools.
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announced 2/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Empire Education Group, will acquire Empire Education Group

synopsis: Regis Corp., a leader in the haircare industry, is to sell its interest in Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School), a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the US. Regis will sell its interest in EEG in exchange for de minimis cash compensation, an exclusive private label supply agreement, and an employer of choice arrangement.
buyer: Empire Education Group
Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School) is a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the United States. Headquartered in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, it is the largest system of cosmetology schools in the country. "
target parent: Regis Corporation
target: Empire Education Group
Empire Education Group (Empire Beauty School) is a large system of for-profit cosmetology schools in the United States. Headquartered in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, it is the largest system of cosmetology schools in the country.
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closed 1/21/2019 via Company Press Release

MBH Corporation plc, acquired International School of Beauty Therapy

synopsis: MBH Corporation, a UK diversified investment holding company, acquired International School of Beauty Therapy, UK’s private beauty school that offers nationally and internationally recognized qualifications preparing students for the workplace at home or abroad.
buyer: MBH Corporation plc (DB:M8H:$45.27)
MBH Corporation plc is a UK diversified investment holding company. They acquire small to medium enterprises across multiple geographies and sectors that are well established, profitable, debt free and looking to scale. "
target: International School of Beauty Therapy
The International School of Beauty Therapy is UK’s private beauty school. They offer nationally and internationally recognized qualifications preparing students for the workplace at home or abroad.
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closed 9/24/2018 via BusinessWire

NCK Capital L.L.C., acquired Tricoci University

synopsis: NCK Capital, a Dallas-based private equity firm specializing in management buyouts, corporate divestitures and recapitalizations of lower, middle-market businesses, announced it has acquired Tricoci University, a leading provider of cosmetology, esthetics and barbering education in the Midwest.
buyer: NCK Capital L.L.C.
NCK acquires controlling interests in lower, middle-market companies across the United States that have between $2 and $10 million in EBITDA. NCK provides “right-fit” capital structures, inspiring management incentives, and extensive operational support to its partner companies. "
target: Tricoci University
Tricoci University of Beauty Culture is the premier provider of fresh and innovative cosmetology, esthetics and barbering education in the Midwest, providing students with advanced technical skills, ethics, professionalism and leadership values.
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closed 11/8/2016 via Company Press Release

VTCT, acquired ITEC

synopsis: VTCT is delighted to announce that it has acquired ITEC, the internationally-recognised Awarding Organisation and Examination Board. ITEC is one of the world's leading and most successful awarding bodies specialising in Beauty and Complementary Therapy, Sport and more.
buyer: VTCT
VTCT, the Vocational Training Charitable Trust, is a government approved awarding body offering National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and other vocationally related qualifications (VRQs). "
target: ITEC
ITEC, based in London and with over 20 staff has been awarding high-quality and respected industry qualifications since 1947. It is now one of the world's leading and most successful awarding bodies specialising in Beauty and Complementary Therapy, Sport and Fitness and Hairdressing sectors.
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closed 12/31/2014 via PR Web

NCK Capital L.L.C., acquired Ogle School

synopsis: Ogle School, an industry leader in cosmetology and esthetics education, announced the company’s acquisition by NCK Capital L.L.C., a Dallas-based private equity firm specializing in management buyouts, divestitures and recapitalizations of family-owned businesses.
buyer: NCK Capital L.L.C.
NCK Capital L.L.C. acquires controlling interests in lower-middle market companies. They invest in a multitude of industries by acquiring corporate divestitures, leading management buyouts and recapitalizations of family-owned companies. "
target parent: Liberty Partners
target: Ogle School
Ogle School is an industry leader in cosmetology and esthetics education. The beauty school based in Arlington, Texas, helps thousands of students make beauty their business through salon-modeled, student-centered training and development of the highest caliber.
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closed 10/1/2006 via BNC Analysis

Liberty Partners, acquired Shelton Ogle Enterprises, Inc

synopsis: Liberty acquired privately-held Shelton Ogle Enterprises in October 2006.
buyer: Liberty Partners
Liberty specializes in middle-market private equity investments in manufacturing, business services, and education-related companies. Since its founding in 1992, the firm has committed over $1 billion to more than 45 investments. "
target: Shelton Ogle Enterprises, Inc
Shelton Ogle Enterprises, Inc. operates Ogle School of Cosmetology and Shelton's Salon and Day Spa in the Dallas / Fort Worth metro area. Ogle School of Cosmetology is a for-profit postsecondary educational institution that offers certificate programs in Cosmetology and Esthetics.
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closed 12/14/2005 via PR Newswire

Lincoln Educational Services, acquired Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences

synopsis: Lincoln Educational Services Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences for approximately $10 million in cash. The acquisition provides the company with entry into the fast-growing high-end salon and spa services education segment.
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. "
target: Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts and Sciences
Founded by a group of successful salon/spa owners looking to develop a highly trained talent pool to serve the high-end salon/spa market, Euphoria has expanded rapidly and now includes campuses serving students in Nevada. Euphoria offers certificate programs in Esthetics, Cosmetology & Nail Design.
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closed 7/11/2012 via PR Web

Anaphora, LLC, acquired Brillare Cosmetology

synopsis: Anaphora, LLC, a Phoenix-based private holding company, announced the acquisition of Brillare Hairdressing Academy. Brillare Hairdressing Academy is an upscale cosmetology school with two campuses, the main campus in North Scottsdale in the Scottsdale Quarter and a branch campus in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix, Arizona.
buyer: Anaphora, LLC
Anaphora, LLC is a Phoenix-based private holding company. "
target: Brillare Cosmetology
Brillare Hairdressing Academy is the only cosmetology academy in Arizona to be recognized as a Sassoon Academy | School Connection, Wella Signature School and Nuts and Bolts business training member school. Brillare (pronounced Bree-lahr’-ey) means “to shine” in Italian.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Learning Curve Group, acquired The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy Limited

synopsis: Learning Curve Group (LCG), a training and education specialist in the UK, has acquired the London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy (LHAA), a UK-based vocational training organisation that specialises in high quality hairdressing training. LHAA offers training that is designed to deliver a real work based experience.
buyer: Learning Curve Group
Learning Curve Group (LCG) is a training and education specialist in the UK. LCG works with further education providers, employers and learners to help them achieve success. LCG offers a wide range of courses to help people improve their skills and employers maximise their workforce efficiency. "
target: The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy Limited
The London Hairdressing Apprenticeship Academy (LHAA) is a UK-based vocational training organisation that specialises in high quality hairdressing training. LHAA's academies are equipped with high tech training facilities and offer training that is designed to deliver a real work based experience.
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closed 3/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Anvia Holdings, acquired Xseed Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Anvia Holdings Corporation, a global technology and education service company, will acquire XSEED Pty Ltd, an Australian Registered Training Organization. XSEED provides vocational education training services. They offer courses for business leadership and management, hairdressing, automotive, and massage therapy.
buyer: Anvia Holdings (OTCPK:ANVV:$2.35)
Anvia Holdings is a global technology and education service company. Anvia, as an investment and holding company, has developed and acquired a number of businesses that helped individuals and organizations grow. Their products serve two key target audiences namely consumer and business segments. "
target: Xseed Pty Ltd,
XSEED is an Australian Registered Training Organization. XSEED provides vocational education training services through their XSEED, Next Gear, and Hair Assembly brands. They offer courses for business leadership and management, hairdressing, automotive, and massage therapy.
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announced 11/6/2013 via Reuters

Academies Australasia Pty Limited, will acquire DFL Education (QLD) Pty Limited

synopsis: Academies Australasia Group Ltd has agreed to acquire DFL Education (QLD) Pty Limited. DFL Education owns Brisbane School of Hair Dressing and Gold Coast School of Hair Dressing which are training academies for aspiring hair stylists. They offer certificates and short training courses and expert guidance to students and apprentices.
buyer: Academies Australasia Pty Limited (ASX:AKG:$37.46)
Academies Australasia is an education provider that service through 10 separately colleges operating in Australia and Singapore. It offers English, Senior High School, Singapore Government School Preparatory Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor and Master degree courses. "
target parent: DFL Caribbean Holdings Limited
target: DFL Education (QLD) Pty Limited
DFL Education (QLD) Pty Limited owns Brisbane School of Hair Dressing and Gold Coast School of Hair Dressing which are training academies for aspiring hair stylists. They offer certificates and short training courses and expert guidance to students and apprentices.
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closed 8/30/2007 via PR Newswire

Empire Beauty Schools, Inc., purchased 51 accredited cosmetology schools from Regis Corporation

synopsis: Empire Beauty Schools has completed the merger of its accredited cosmetology schools with the accredited cosmetology schools of Regis Corporation, the global leader in the $150 billion hair care industry, to form Empire Education Group. The new company is the largest beauty school operator in North America.
buyer: Empire Beauty Schools, Inc.
With a heritage of more than 70 years of quality cosmetology education, Empire Education Group, headquartered in Pottsville, PA, is one of the largest providers of beauty and cosmetology education in North America. "
seller: Regis Corporation (RGS:$962.34)
Regis Corporation is the beauty industry's global leader in salons, hair restoration centers and education. As of December 31, 2006, the company owned or franchised 11,713 worldwide locations; which included 11,570 beauty salons, 88 hair restoration centers and 55 beauty schools.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

DoubleDigit, acquired Universidad Creativa

synopsis: Costa Rican agency DoubleDigit acquired Universidad Creativa (UCreativa). UCreativa, based in San Pedro, Costa Rica, is a private higher education institution with courses in Fashion, Architecture, Graphics and Communication.
buyer parent: Bertram Capital Management LLC
buyer: DoubleDigit
DoubleDigit is a data-driven online content production company that provides customized content solutions and specializes in website, apps, social content creation and development. DoubleDigit is based in Costa Rica. "
target: Universidad Creativa
Universidad Creativa (UCreativa), based in San Pedro, Costa Rica, is a private higher education institution with courses in Fashion, Architecture, Graphics and Communication.
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closed 10/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stadio Holdings Limited, acquired LISOF Proprietary Limited

synopsis: Stadio Holdings, a South African investment company that focuses on post-school education, has acquired LISOF, the most progressive fashion design school and retail education institution in Africa. LISOF offers their students a diverse array of disciplines, from design to marketing, styling to buying, merchandising to photography, and many more.
buyer parent: PSG Group Limited
buyer: Stadio Holdings Limited (:$27.64)
Stadio Holdings is a South African investment company that focuses on post-school education. They aim to widen access to post-school learning opportunities for southern African school-leavers and adults through contact and distance learning. "
target: LISOF Proprietary Limited
LISOF is the most progressive fashion design school and retail education institution in Africa. Students can choose from a diverse array of disciplines, from design to marketing, styling to buying, merchandising to photography, and many more.
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announced 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

LCI Education, will acquire The Art Institute of Vancouver

synopsis: The LCI Education network (LCI), a network of post-secondary institutions, is acquiring The Art Institute of Vancouver, an award winning higher education provider offering an array of exciting applied arts programs in diverse fields such as VFX for Film and Television, Video Game Programming, Digital Film & Video, Game Art & Design and more.
buyer: LCI Education
Present today on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 select higher education institutions, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. LCI Education is also known as a leader in online training in Canada. "
target parent: Education Management Corp.
target: The Art Institute of Vancouver
The Art Institute of Vancouver provides education in design, media arts, event management, fashion and culinary arts. They are based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
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closed 11/14/2011 via Market Watch

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Istituto Marangoni

synopsis: Career Education Corporation has sold Istituto Marangoni to an investor group led by affiliates of Providence Equity Partners. Istituto Marangoni is headquartered in Milan, Italy with additional locations in Paris, France, and London, England, providing education to students primarily in the areas of fashion and design.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, information services and education companies around the world. "
target parent: Career Education Corporation
target: Istituto Marangoni
Istituto Marangoni is a post-secondary fashion and design school with locations Milan, London, and Paris. Istituto Marangoni offers undergraduate and graduate level diploma programs in fashion design and other related fields.
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closed 1/25/2007 via BusinessWire

Career Education Corporation, acquired Istituto Marangoni

synopsis: Career Education Corporation has acquired Istituto Marangoni, a world-renowned post-secondary fashion and design school with locations in three prominent international fashion capitals: Milan, London, and Paris. The acquisition expands CEC’s European operations and marks its entry into the Italian market.
buyer: Career Education Corporation (CECO:$0.00)
Career Education Corporation offers high quality education to approximately 100,000 students across the world in a variety of career-oriented disciplines. The 80-plus campuses that serve these students offer doctoral, master's, bachelor's, and associate degrees and diploma and certificate programs. "
target: Istituto Marangoni
Istituto Marangoni is a post-secondary fashion and design school with locations Milan, London, and Paris. Istituto Marangoni, which has approximately 1,500 students, offers undergraduate and graduate level diploma programs in fashion design and other related fields.
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closed 5/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Primary Capital Partners LLP, acquired ICS Learn

synopsis: ICS Learn, a leading UK online professional education platform, is pleased to announce the completion of a management buyout of the business from the current owners, Angus MacDonald and Par Equity.  The management team was backed by Primary Capital Partners, one of the UK’s leading mid-market private equity firms. 
buyer: Primary Capital Partners LLP
Primary is a leading provider of private equity finance for UK based growth companies valued between £20 million and £100 million. They aim to work in partnership with experienced management teams to help build great companies whilst delivering excellent returns for investors. "
target parent: Par Equity
target: ICS Learn
UK-based ICS Learn is a leading online professional education platform, operating in the human resources, accountancy and health and wellness markets. The ICS Learn brand is long-established and the business currently educates over 15,000 active students.
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closed 7/15/2009 via BusinessWire

APOGEE Life Style, LLC., acquired Power Pilates

synopsis: APOGEE Life Style, LLC, owners of APOGEE Pilates & Wellness Centers, announced the acquisition of Power Pilates, a leading worldwide classical Pilates teacher training and certification company with over 100 affiliated studios around the globe.
buyer: APOGEE Life Style, LLC.
APOGEE Life Style is a fully integrated health and wellness company synonymous with healthy lifestyles, fitness, personal care and nutrition. "
target: Power Pilates
Power Pilates was founded with the goal of providing classical Pilates training that honors the integrity of the methods initially developed by Joseph Pilates. Power Pilates offers teacher training and continuing education programs taught by the premier instructors in the industry.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dashl AB, acquired Mehrens Academy

synopsis: Dashl, a digital hair and beauty booking platform in Sweden, has acquired Mehrens Academy, a Swedish vocational school for professional makeup and hair. Mehrens Academy provides their students with the education they need to get a job in the makeup industry.
buyer: Dashl AB
Dashl is a digital hair and beauty booking platform in Sweden. Dashl allows users to book a stylist for a hair or beauty treatment, whenever and wherever it suits them. Users can browse photos from vetted and reviewed hair and beauty stylists to find the right style for them. "
target: Mehrens Academy
Mehrens Academy is a Swedish vocational school for professional makeup and hair. Mehrens Academy provides their students with the education they need to get a job in the makeup industry. The academy supports their students after their education and provides them with professional products and tools.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Dashl AB, acquired Mehrens Academy

synopsis: Dashl, a digital hair and beauty booking platform in Sweden, has acquired Mehrens Academy, a Swedish vocational school for professional makeup and hair. Mehrens Academy provides their students with the education they need to get a job in the makeup industry.
buyer: Dashl AB
Dashl is a digital hair and beauty booking platform in Sweden. Dashl allows users to book a stylist for a hair or beauty treatment, whenever and wherever it suits them. Users can browse photos from vetted and reviewed hair and beauty stylists to find the right style for them. "
target: Mehrens Academy
Mehrens Academy is a Swedish vocational school for professional makeup and hair. Mehrens Academy provides their students with the education they need to get a job in the makeup industry. The academy supports their students after their education and provides them with professional products and tools.
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announced 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

CT Corp., will acquire Female Daily Network

synopsis: CT Corp, a rapidly growing, diversified Indonesian-based holding company that is active in several industries, will acquire Female Daily Network, Indonesia's largest beauty destination. Female Daily revolutionizes the way Indonesian women discover, share and buy beauty products, services and cosmetics.
buyer: CT Corp.
CT Corp is a rapidly growing, diversified Indonesian-based holding company that is active in several industries. The group is divided into three main business holding operations concentrating in Financial Services, Media, Lifestyle & Entertainment, and Natural Resources respectively. "
target: Female Daily Network
Female Daily is Indonesia's largest beauty destination. Female Daily revolutionizes the way Indonesian women discover, share and buy beauty products, services and cosmetics. Female Daily is largest female online community where content and community meets commerce.
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closed 10/2/2017 via BNC Analysis

StackCommerce, Inc., acquired Joyus

synopsis: StackCommerce, the leading native commerce platform for media companies, has announced its acquisition of Joyus, the first premium online video product discovery and shopping experience for women.
buyer: StackCommerce, Inc.
StackCommerce is the leading native commerce platform for online publishers, communities and brands. Since its inception, StackCommerce has built new, incremental revenue streams for publishers and empowered its brand partners to reach relevant audiences. "
target: Joyus
Joyus is the first premium online video product discovery and shopping experience for women. Founded in 2011, San Francisco-based Joyus created the first video-based shopping network serving consumers, publishers and brands across the fashion, beauty, home and health verticals.
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closed 4/7/2017 via BusinessWire

Feelunique, acquired The Beautyst

synopsis: Feelunique, Europe’s leading online beauty retailer, is pleased to announce the acquisition of The Beautyst, a leading French online beauty community and marketplace. As well as bringing together trendy beauty brands through its online marketplace, The Beautyst is the leading blog in France with editorial content for those passionate about beauty.
buyer: Feelunique
Founded in 2005, Feelunique has grown to become Europe’s biggest online beauty retailer with a choice of more than 20,000 products and 450 brands across makeup, beauty, perfume, accessories & electricals. They ship to over 120 countries and has dedicated websites in the UK, Germany, France & China. "
target: The Beautyst
The Beautyst has one of the most established online beauty communities in France. As well as bringing together ultra-trendy beauty brands through its online marketplace, The Beautyst is the leading blog in France with rich editorial content for those passionate about beauty.
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closed 5/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Uala S.r.l., acquired Balinea.com

synopsis: Uala, an online and mobile beauty salon booking platform in Italy, has acquired Balinea.com, a French platform that allows users to find and book spas, hair salons, and health centres. Balinea.com enables users to easily book appointments with services that match their preferences, such as location, ratings, price range, operating hours, and more.
buyer parent: Immobiliare.it S.p.A.
buyer: Uala S.r.l.
Uala is an online and mobile beauty salon booking platform in Italy. Uala offers a premium verified network of hair stylists and beauticians in Italy. Uala makes it easy to find and book stylists and beauticians that match a users price range and location. "
target: Balinea.com
Balinea.com is a French platform that allows users to find and book spas, hair salons, and health centres. Balinea.com enables users to easily book appointments with services that match their preferences, such as location, ratings, price range, operating hours, and more.
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announced 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Naturals, will acquire Vyomo

synopsis: Naturals, India's No.1 unisex hair and beauty salon, is acquiring Vyomo, a mobile app based beauty and wellness platform. They provide “Head-to-toe” doorstep beauty services at home to women of all ages in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida.
buyer: Naturals
Launched over a decade ago Naturals today is India's No.1 unisex hair and beauty salon. With a strong network of more than 400 salons evenly spread across the country it is one of the fastest growing chains of salons and aims to reach a target of 3000 salons by the year 2017. "
target: Vyomo
Vyomo is a mobile app based beauty and wellness platform. They provide “Head-to-toe” doorstep beauty services at home to women of all ages in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida. For beauty salons and Spa, they are SAAS based end to end salon management software that grows their business.
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closed 6/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bustle Digital Group, acquired NYLON Media Inc

synopsis: Bustle Digital Group, the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women, announced that it acquired NYLON Media, one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. BDG plans to bring back Nylon in print — not as a monthly mag, but in special issues tied to “flagship cultural moments” like Coachella.
buyer: Bustle Digital Group
Bustle Digital Group is the largest premium publisher reaching millennial women. Like their readers, their team of writers and editors are from diverse backgrounds with an endless range of interests. "
target parent: Diversis Capital
target: NYLON Media Inc
NYLON Media is one of the world's leading creators of lifestyle content for young women. With eight editions internationally, NYLON focuses on emerging culture through original, thought-provoking storytelling around topics like beauty, fashion, entertainment, and everything in between.
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BuyMyWardrobe merged with HEWI London,

synopsis: Designer resale website and pop-up specialist BuyMyWardrobe has merged with HEWI London, a platform for fashion lovers to buy and sell their own luxury items. Based in the UK, BuyMyWardrobe is a designer resale website that enables users to buy and sell pre-loved designer fashion. Users can create personal profiles that other users may browse.
buyer: HEWI London
HEWI London is a platform for fashion lovers to buy and sell their own luxury items creating a uniquely liberating shopping experience. HEWI also offers an exclusive concierge service to VIP sellers, helping them to edit their wardrobes and choose what to sell on. "
target: BuyMyWardrobe
Based in the UK, BuyMyWardrobe is a designer resale website that enables users to buy and sell pre-loved designer fashion. Users can create personal profiles that other users may browse to see who is selling the items displayed on the website.
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closed 1/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Coutloot, acquired Once Again Store

synopsis: Coutloot, an online marketplace in India for both men and women to buy and sell preloved branded and designer fashion, has acquired Once Again Store, India's first online platform for women to buy and Sell pre owned Fashion.
buyer: Coutloot
Coutloot.com is a marketplace for both men and women to buy and sell preloved branded and designer fashion. Sellers get paid to clear out access from their closet while Buyers get the brands they crave for a heavy discount. "
target: Once Again Store
Once Again Store is India's first online platform for women to buy and Sell pre owned Fashion. Women can sell from the comfort of their home, and they handle shipping, payments and cataloging. They are based in Bangalore.
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closed 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Spoyl, acquired Revamp My Closet

synopsis: Spoyl, a one- stop solution to buy, sell and share fashion wear, taste and style for women, has acqui-hired Revamp My Closet, an online store that buys and sells gently worn, perfectly used clothing, accessories and bags for women.
buyer: Spoyl
Founded by Bhargav Errangi and Sumit Agarwal in 2015, Spoyl is a mobile-only community marketplace where women can unlock the value in their closets and build their dream closet, economically. "
target: Revamp My Closet
Revamp my closet is an online store that buys and sells gently worn, perfectly used clothing, accessories and bags for women. It solves a real problem of decluttering a wardrobe for money.
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closed 11/18/2015 via BNC Analysis

Tradesy, acquired Shop-Hers, Inc.

synopsis: Online consignment site Tradesy has made its first acquisition, buying rival e-commerce site Shop-Hers. Shop-Hers is a socially inspired, user-driven e-commerce marketplace where lovers of designer fashion and aspiring patrons of haute couture can both sell and buy premium label second-hand clothing and accessories through a unique community.
buyer: Tradesy
Tradesy is a new kind of peer-to-peer marketplace that addresses the pain-points associated with selling on sites like eBay and Craigslist. Tradesy makes it dead simple and delightful for anyone to sell the unused or underused goods cluttering their closets. "
target: Shop-Hers, Inc.
Shop Hers is a socially inspired, user-driven e-commerce marketplace where lovers of designer fashion and aspiring patrons of haute couture can both sell and buy premium label second-hand clothing and accessories through a unique community we call your ‘Style Soul Mates.'
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BuyMyWardrobe, acquired Chic&Seek

synopsis: BuyMyWardrobe, the fashion resale marketplace, announce the acquisition of the assets of Chic&Seek,theNotting Hill based fashion resale consignment service. A destination boutique for all West London fashionistas since 2009, Chic&Seek launched as an on-line service, flourishing to become one of London's acclaimed pre-loved fashion stores.
buyer: BuyMyWardrobe
BuyMyWardrobe is an online marketplace to buy and sell preloved designer fashion. It is a social shopping site with real people behind real profiles, including some of the country’s most stylish women. The company was founded in 2011. "
target: Chic&Seek
Chic&Seek is an online fashion resale company. It works with some of London's chicest women who recycle their wardrobes. All the Chic Sellers are met personally and every item is hand-selected. The company was founded in 2009 and is based in the UK.
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closed 11/22/2013 via BNC Analysis

auFeminin.com, acquired My Little Paris

synopsis: Aufeminin has acquired 60 percent of My Little Paris, with future plans to acquire the rest of the company. My Little Paris is a woman-centric weekly newsletter to share restaurant advice and various urban tips. It is also a subscription service, where subscribers receive a box and beauty and fashion items.
buyer: auFeminin.com (ENXTPA:FEM:$132.75)
The auFeminin.com Group runs the leading women’s portal in Europe with leading positions in France, Italy, Spain and Germany and a strong position in the UK. The company also runs the thematic portals Teemix (leading portal for young women), Voyage-Bons-Plans (Travel) and Santé AZ (Health). "
target: My Little Paris
My Little Paris is a woman-centric weekly newsletter to share restaurant advice and various urban tips. It is also a subscription service, where subscribers receive a box and beauty and fashion items for $21 dollars a month.
price ($mm)
$54*
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Hashmeta, acquired ShopperBoard Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: Hashmeta, a leading digital media marketing agency in Asia, has acquired ShopperBoard Pte Ltd., an online fashion marketplace in Singapore. ShopperBoard provides access to over 1,000 trendy fashion stores in one app. Their app hosts more than 70 local brands in Singapore, including Love Bonito, Ohvola, Neonmello, and more.
buyer: Hashmeta
Hashmeta is a leading digital media marketing agency in Asia. Hashmeta develops and executes highly effective online marketing campaigns. Their capabilities include digital marketing, content marketing, social media marketing, influencer marketing, content marketing, and more. "
target: ShopperBoard Pte. Ltd.
ShopperBoard is an online fashion marketplace in Singapore. ShopperBoard provides access to over 1,000 trendy fashion stores in one app. Their app hosts more than 70 local brands in Singapore, including Love Bonito, Ohvola, Neonmello, and more.
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closed 7/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Pippa & Jean, acquired Pippa & Jean

synopsis: The Frankfurt-based company Pippa & Jean has repurchased the company shares from the investors Vorwerk, Holtzbrinck and Klingel. 75 percent of the company is again in the hands of the management. Pippa & Jean, based in Germany, is a social selling community that gives fashion-minded women the step to self-employment.
buyer: Pippa & Jean
Pippa & Jean, based in Germany, is a social selling community that gives fashion-minded women the step to self-employment. Pippa & Jean Style Coaches showcase jewellery, accessories and other lifestyle products at exclusive Style Partys and in their personalised Online Boutiques. "
target: Pippa & Jean
Pippa & Jean, based in Germany, is a social selling community that gives fashion-minded women the step to self-employment. Pippa & Jean Style Coaches showcase jewellery, accessories and other lifestyle products at exclusive Style Partys and in their personalised Online Boutiques.
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closed 9/8/2017 via PR Web

Fitinuss LLC, acquired SWAP Club

synopsis: Fitinuss LLC, a leading manufacturer and retailer of quality yoga products, has acquired SWAP Club. SWAP Club is an iOS app that allows users to buy, sell, and trade woman's fashion and beauty items with a focus on items obtained from popular subscription boxes. SWAP Club makes swapping a fun and social activity with its game-like user experience.
buyer: Fitinuss LLC
The Fitinuss LLC is a leading manufacturer and retailer of quality products. Their products include massage balls, yoga blocks, yoga mats, yoga towels, yoga pads, yoga rollers, yoga straps, and yoga carrying bags. "
target: SWAP Club
The SWAP Club iOS app is a buy, sell trade marketplace with over 10,000 downloads. SWAP Club is designed specifically for swapping women’s fashion and beauty items with a focus on items acquired through popular subscription boxes. The app makes swapping a fun and social activity.
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closed 7/29/2014 via BNC Analysis

@WalmartLabs, acquired Luvocracy

synopsis: Walmart‘s Silicon Valley R&D group @WalmartLabs is announcing that it has acquired its 14th startup, social marketplace Luvocracy. Members find the best things to buy, meet people through the products they recommend, and give and receive gifts with every purchase. Luvocracy is building a new marketplace around the explosion in social sharing.
buyer parent: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
buyer: @WalmartLabs
@WalmartLabs is based in the heart of Silicon Valley. The business unit creates platforms, products and businesses around social and mobile commerce to support Walmart’s global strategy of seamlessly integrating theshopping experience between brick-and-mortar stores and e-commerce. "
target: Luvocracy
Luvocracy is the way to buy recommended pins, posts, tweets and shares. Members find the best things to buy, meet people through the products they recommend, and give and receive gifts with every purchase. Luvocracy is building a new marketplace around the explosion in social sharing.
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closed 4/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Heartbeat, Inc., acquired Iconery, Inc

synopsis: Heartbeat, an engagement platform that connects brands with Millennial and Gen Z audiences, has acquired Iconery, the leading jewelry design, manufacturing, and logistics company serving brands and influencers around the world. Iconery powers collections for influencers and retailers such as Rashida Jones, Michelle Branch, Goop, REVOLVE, and more.
buyer: Heartbeat, Inc.
Heartbeat is an engagement platform that connects brands with 200,000 Millennial and Gen Z consumers. Heartbeat provides easy-to-use tools that allow brands to build a community of eager brand loyalists and activate them to create trackable nano-influencer marketing campaigns. "
target: Iconery, Inc
Iconery is the leading jewelry design, manufacturing, and logistics company serving brands and influencers around the world. As an influencer commerce platform, Iconery powers collections for Rashida Jones, Michelle Branch, Nastia Liukin, Stone Fox Bride, NordstromXNike, and many others.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

carou, acquired Percentil

synopsis: PERCENTIL, a leading European Women and Kids garments resale company, has announced the acquisition of a majority of its equity by carou AG, an innovative online shop operator specialized in fashion re-commerce.
buyer: carou
Headquartered in the Zoug canton in Switzerland, with an additional office in Darmstadt, carou is an innovative online shop operator specialized in fashion re-commerce. The company manages two curated online concept stores for second-hand fashion, styluxe.com and inloveagain.com. "
target: Percentil
Headquartered in Madrid, PERCENTIL is a leading European Women and Kids garments resale company. Since its inception in 2012, it has sold more than 2 million items from 50,000 sellers to 85,000 buyers in Spain, France, Germany and the Netherlands.
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closed 3/23/2016 via BNC Analysis

Voonik, acquired Zohraa Lifestyles Private Limited

synopsis: Voonik Technologies, which handpicks clothes for users based on their body type, skin tone, and budget and style preferences, has acquired Zohraa, an Indian online fashion retailer.
buyer: Voonik
Voonik handpicks clothes for users based on their body type, skin tone, and budget and style preferences. It provides recommendations from stylists on the kind of clothes that will suit the user, how to wear them, and what to pair them with "
target: Zohraa Lifestyles Private Limited
Zohraa.com is one of India’s leading online fashion retailers and was set up with a vision to pay homage to extra-ordinary royal traditions through their collection of elegant and opulent occasion wear.
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closed 2/26/2020 via PR Newswire

PEI Holdings, acquired Yandy

synopsis: PEI Holdings, the owner, incubator, and investor in multiple global lifestyle brands focused on four consumer categories: Sexual Wellness, Apparel & Accessories, Home & Hospitality and Beauty & Skincare, has acquired Yandy, an online intimates retailer that has a strong, established, profitable business and an experienced team.
buyer: PEI Holdings
PEI Holdings is the owner, incubator, and investor in multiple global lifestyle brands focused on four consumer categories: Sexual Wellness, Apparel & Accessories, Home & Hospitality and Beauty & Skincare. "
target: Yandy
Yandy is an online intimates retailer that has a a strong, established, profitable business and an experienced team that is responsible for fulfilling more than 50,000 monthly orders of intimates, sleepwear and accessories to a primarily female, US-based audience.
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