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closed 7/16/2019 via PR Web

Cygnus Education, acquired Dunker LLC

synopsis: Cygnus Marketing Communications, a performance marketing and enrollment management solutions agency, has acquired Dunker, an innovative, metrics-driven performance digital marketing agency. Cygnus’ acquisition of Dunker fuses complementary resources for performance digital and traditional marketing, media planning and buying, and more.
buyer: Cygnus Education
Cygnus is a leader in performance marketing and enrollment management solutions, providing fully transparent, analytics-based strategies that achieve challenging marketing objectives, driving scalable and sustainable enrollment growth for higher education institutions. "
target: Dunker LLC
Dunker is an innovative, metrics-driven performance digital advertising and marketing agency based out of Bala Cynwyd, PA.
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closed 6/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hearts & Science LLC, acquired MAX & Partners Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Omnicom Media Group's Hearts & Science has acquired Melbourne media agency Max & Partners. MAX & Partners provides media strategy and media solutions to help businesses achieve success. They provide excellent communication strategy, using digital and traditional media for the best result.
buyer parent: Omnicom Group Inc.
buyer: Hearts & Science LLC
Hearts & Science is a marketing agency using data to help brands build individual relationships with consumers at scale. Hearts & Science was founded with a special focus on data analytics and a foundation of heart. "
target: MAX & Partners Pty Ltd.
MAX & Partners provides media strategy and media solutions to help businesses achieve success. They provide excellent communication strategy, using digital and traditional media for the best result. They help businesses find the best content opportunity and best commercial model possible.
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closed 6/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Venetian Media Group, acquired Frontier Advertising

synopsis: Venetian Media Group, an independent, Australian owned and operated agency group, has acquired Frontier Advertising, an independent communications agency with full media accreditation and offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. They specialize in Media Buying & Planning, Digital, Creative, Strategy, Social Media, Print & Production, PR, and more.
buyer: Venetian Media Group
Venetian Media Group was founded by Mark and Michael Fishwick to deliver a collective, end-to end offering that will see the suite of brands work individually or collaboratively as needed to deliver optimum creativity for clients, beyond agency boundaries. They focus on advertising and media. "
target: Frontier Advertising
Established in 1993, Frontier Advertising is an independent communications agency with full media accreditation and offices in Melbourne and Brisbane. They specialize in Media Buying & Planning, Digital, Creative, Strategy, Social Media, Print & Production, PR, and more.
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announced 6/9/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Target Data will be merged with Aisle Rocket,

synopsis: Target Data, a full-service marketing agency that helps brands harness data to drive growth, has agreed to merge with Aisle Rocket, a leading creative services agency specializing in content and user experience. The Aisle Rocket entity will add comprehensive creative, UX, content, and e-commerce capabilities to Target Data.
buyer: Aisle Rocket
Aisle Rocket is a full-service performance marketing and creative services agency that utilizes data and technology to drive revenue through user experiences. Aisle Rocket's managed Customer Data Platform allows a brand’s first party data to inform omnichannel online and offline media execution. "
target: Target Data
Target Data is a performance marketing agency fueled by data and focused on results. Target Data helps companies solve their biggest marketing challenges by leveraging data, technology, and content to provide strategy and cross-channel paid media execution.
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closed 5/13/2020 via PR Newswire

Sunkissed Industries, acquired PushNote

synopsis: Sun Kissed Industries Inc., an emerging leader in the technology and CBD Food & Beverage marketplace, is pleased to announce the 100% acquisition of PushNote, a rapidly growing affiliate marketing based news publishing and content aggregator platform.
buyer: Sunkissed Industries (OTCPK:SKDI:$0.05)
Sun Kissed Industries is an emerging leader in the CBD-based products marketplace. The Company is pursuing meaningful acquisitions as part of an aggressive M&A strategy designed to position Sun Kissed as a dominant player in a well-defined, high-growth niche within the rapidly expanding CBD sector. "
target: PushNote
PushNote is an affiliate marketing-based news publishing and content aggregator platform. By approaching the advertising industry from a different direction, PushNote has attracted major industry players from across the spectrum. The iOS version is available in the App Store.
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closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Impulse Screen Media, acquired iNC Digital Media

synopsis: Impulse Screen Media, a technology company delivering cross screen marketing opportunities for brands, has acquired iNC Digital Media, the essential digital media partner for traditional advertisers. iNC Digital Media creates high performing digital marketing campaigns for their clients.
buyer: Impulse Screen Media
Based in Sydney, Impulse Screen Media (ISM) is a technology company delivering cross screen marketing opportunities for brands. ISM has built a unique technology platform that captures real-time data from television broadcasts, allowing brands and agencies to optimize digital media buying. "
target parent: Here, There & Everywhere
target: iNC Digital Media
Based in Australia, iNC Digital Media is the essential digital media partner for traditional advertisers. They are a team of like-minded marketing professionals specifically available to create high performing digital marketing campaigns for their clients.
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closed 4/7/2020 via BusinessWire

The Dalton Agency merged with The Bradford Group,

synopsis: The Bradford Group, a Nashville-based public relations agency, has merged with the Dalton Agency to create Nashville’s fourth largest public relations and advertising agency as measured by revenue. The Dalton Agency's services range from branding and media strategy to public relations and social media content creation.
buyer: The Bradford Group
The Bradford Group is a PR/marketing firm based in Nashville, Tennessee that integrates public relations, inbound marketing, outbound marketing and social media. They create contagious conversations that build brands. "
target: The Dalton Agency
The Dalton Agency's services range from branding and media strategy to public relations and social media content creation. Through their experiential, interactive and corporate show production, the agency is able to create experiences online, offline & live.
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closed 3/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Horizon Group of North America, acquired Cronin

synopsis: Southport marketing agency Horizon Group of North America has acquired Glastonbury digital-marketing firm Cronin and its visual content production company, Off Leash Studios. The three firms have combined to create a new organization called Cronin Group Holdings, but each will continue operating under their current names.
buyer: Horizon Group of North America
Horizon Group of North America is an insight-driven consumer and retail transformation expert. Horizon Group has successfully grown brands, started and scaled companies, led change, developed innovation, built business development partnerships, and optimized communications. "
target: Cronin
Based in Glastonbury, Cronin is a digitally driven, results-focused marketing agency. The agency’s capabilities include strategy and analytics; advertising; content development; media planning, buying and optimization; digital services; public relations; social media; direct marketing; and research.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mediaworks Online Marketing, acquired Liberty Communications

synopsis: Mediaworks has announced the acquisition of Liberty Communications. The County Durham, UK-based media planning and buying agency specialises in what would be considered ‘traditional’ advertising media, with expertise in TV, radio, out of home and print media.
buyer: Mediaworks Online Marketing
Mediaworks is one of the leading online marketing agencies in the UK. They specialize in organic search engine optimization that drives leads, sales and brand visibility for their clients, but they are also experts in pay-per-click, online reputation management and content marketing. "
target: Liberty Communications
Liberty Communications is a County Durham, UK-based media planning and buying agency specialises in what would be considered ‘traditional’ advertising media, with expertise in TV, radio, out of home and print media.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

RakeTech Ltd., acquired Lead Republik

synopsis: Raketech, a leading online affiliate and content marketing company, has acquired Lead Republik, a company that offers everything that affiliates and publishers need. Their team runs deeply insightful and profitable campaigns,through their easy to use dashboard.
buyer: RakeTech Ltd. (OM:RAKE:$26.26)
Raketech is a leading online affiliate and content marketing company, with expertise in delivering comparison services, online guides, communities and social media products for the online gaming, sports and consumer finance industry that focuses on the Nordic and UK regions. "
target: Lead Republik
Based in Malta, Lead Republik offers everything that affiliates and publishers need. Their team runs deeply insightful and profitable campaigns,through their easy to use dashboard. Tracking can be done down to click level, enabling affiliates to maintain, optimize and track their campaigns.
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$1.58
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closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Nerio Communications merged with CRE8IVE,

synopsis: Nerio Communications has merged with CRE8IVE, a leading creative agency in Australia. Nerio Communications is a strategic marketing agency in Australia. Nerio helps businesses to establish meaningful relationships with their audience. Their capabilities include marketing and communications strategy, digital, media planning, events, PR, and more.
buyer: CRE8IVE
CRE8IVE is a leading creative agency in Australia. CRE8IVE specializes in branding, campaign development and the development of websites. CRE8IVE utilizes clever strategy, considered design and innovative technologies to help businesses tell compelling stories to reach their audience. "
target: Nerio Communications
Nerio Communications is a strategic marketing agency in Australia. Nerio helps businesses to establish meaningful and long-term relationships with their audience. Their capabilities include marketing and communications strategy, digital, media planning, events, PR, content creation, and more.
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closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

EQ Works, acquired Juice Mobile

synopsis: Toronto-based EQ Inc., a leader in location behaviour data and intelligence, has acquired Juice Mobile, a Canadian mobile advertising platform. By leveraging existing and new clients under the EQ Works Mobile umbrella, Juice Mobile will offer more precise and targeted mobile programmatic ad buy solutions for agencies, brands, and publishers.
buyer: EQ Works (TSXV:EQ:$6.06)
Toronto-based EQ Works provides a smarter way to target customers. Using first-party, location-based behaviour signals, advanced data analytics, and proprietary software, EQ creates and targets customized, performance-boosting audience segments "
target parent: Curate Mobile
target: Juice Mobile
Based in Canada, Juice Mobile's platform is targeted to advertisers to boost user value or increase brand awareness on mobile. The company builds technology for mobile advertising with relationships spanning Fortune 500 advertisers, premium publishers, leading exchanges, and premier data companies.
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closed 3/4/2020 via PR Newswire

WPromote Inc., acquired Metric Digital

synopsis: Wpromote, an award-winning digital marketing agency, has acquired Metric Digital, a modern performance marketing agency that specializes in ecommerce and driving high ROI growth for their clients. Metric Digital uses paid search, paid social, email marketing, performance creative and SEO to drive revenue and achieve measurable goals for brands.
buyer: WPromote Inc.
Wpromote is an award-winning digital marketing agency. Wpromote utilizes an integrated, data-driven approach across services including paid search, SEO, social media, Amazon marketing, programmatic, video, and digital intelligence. "
target: Metric Digital
Metric Digital is a modern performance marketing agency that specializes in ecommerce and driving high ROI growth for their clients. Metric Digital uses paid search, paid social, email marketing, performance creative and SEO to drive revenue and achieve measurable goals for brands of all sizes.
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closed 3/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

77Agency merged with Jakala Group S.p.A,

synopsis: Jakala, an Italian group specialized in the so-called martech, or technology applied to marketing, has acquired 77Agency, an award-winning independent full-service digital agency with offices in London, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles.
buyer: Jakala Group S.p.A
Jakala is the first Italian Martech Company offering its customers strategic, analytics, digital and technological support by leveraging on unique assets and know-how, as well as adopting innovative models aimed at achieving measurable results. "
target: 77Agency
77Agency is an award-winning independent full-service digital agency with offices in London, Milan, Rome, and Los Angeles. 77 delivers its clients connected digital solutions; combining its services of Digital Strategy, Digital PR and Social Media, SEO, Website Design, and Development and more.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mawdoo3, acquired Relevant Network

synopsis: Mawdoo3, the leading online Arabic content platform, has acquired Relevant Network, a Jordan-based pioneering company in the fields of Affiliate Marketing Programs and Programmatic & Premium Display Advertising.
buyer: Mawdoo3
Mawdoo3.com is the leading online Arabic content platform that provides readers with premium content from trustworthy sources covering every subject which users are looking for, seeking to enrich the online culture for all Arabs around the world through the use of new and innovative technologies. "
target: Relevant Network
Relevant Network is a Jordan-based pioneering company in the fields of Affiliate Marketing Programs and Programmatic & Premium Display Advertising.
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closed 2/19/2020 via PR Newswire

Jumbleberry, acquired Jumbleberry

synopsis: Stephen Jukes, Jumbleberry's Co-Founder, has acquired the company in a management buyout. Jumbleberry is a Digital Performance Marketing company. Jumbleberry connects direct-to-consumer brands with agencies and media buyers through advertising campaigns that drive customer acquisition on a fixed-cost-per-customer basis.
buyer: Jumbleberry
Jumbleberry is a Digital Performance Marketing company that provides solutions to clients around the world. Jumbleberry connects direct-to-consumer brands with agencies and media buyers through advertising campaigns that drive customer acquisition on a fixed-cost-per-customer basis. "
target: Jumbleberry
Jumbleberry is a Digital Performance Marketing company that provides solutions to clients around the world. Jumbleberry connects direct-to-consumer brands with agencies and media buyers through advertising campaigns that drive customer acquisition on a fixed-cost-per-customer basis.
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closed 2/13/2020 via BusinessWire

Merkle, Inc., acquired Media Storm, LLC

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network has acquired Media Storm through Merkle. Media Storm is a leading data-driven marketing agency that has created an integrated solution of identifying and converting hand raisers and driving greater ROI through accountable and active media.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is a leading data-driven, technology-enabled, global performance marketing agency that specializes in the delivery of unique, personalized customer experiences across platforms and devices. Merkle creates customer experiences that drive improved marketing results and shareholder value. "
target: Media Storm, LLC
Media Storm is a leading data-driven marketing agency that has created an integrated solution of identifying and converting hand raisers and driving greater ROI through accountable and active media.
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closed 2/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

Elevate Agency merged with TEAMINSIDE,

synopsis: Elevate Agency, a data & marketing technologies agency specializing in digital analytics, data-driven marketing, has merged with TEAMINSIDE, a specialist in the digital professions that supports companies in their digital transformation.
buyer: Teaminside
Based in France, TEAMINSIDE is a specialist in the digital professions that supports companies in their digital transformation. TEAMINSIDE offers advertisers a new model to develop their digital projects and be closer to their jobs. "
target: Elevate Agency
Based in France, Elevate Agency is a data & marketing technologies agency specializing in digital analytics, data-driven marketing and in optimizing the performance of big brands thanks to their online and offline data.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Quero Education, purchased Brazilian Operations from QuinStreet, Inc.

synopsis: Quero Education, the edtech from São José dos Campos announced it’s acquired the Brazilian arm of US marketing firm QuinStreet. The Brazilian Arm of QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media in Brazil.
buyer: Quero Education
Launched in 2012, Quero Education created Quero Bolsa, a college marketplace that helps students in Brazil choose and enroll in college, paying less. Its purpose is to connect Brazilians with the educational opportunities that match their interests and budget. "
seller: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$495.34)
The Brazilian Arm of QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media in Brazil. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices.
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closed 12/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Hawke Media, acquired Artemis Digital Media, LLC

synopsis: Hawke Media, an award-winning marketing consultancy, has acquired Artemis Digital Media, a full-service digital media management company. Connecting its clients with social media influencers and Affiliates through strategic partnerships and various online media placements, Artemis provides premium affiliate management services to online brands.
buyer: Hawke Media
Hawke Media is an award-winning marketing consultancy. Hawke provides custom, data-driven marketing strategies to businesses of all sizes, offering its services on a month-to-month, a la carte basis. "
target: Artemis Digital Media, LLC
Artemis is a full-service digital media management company providing premium affiliate management services to online beauty and fashion brands. Artemis connects its clients with social media Affiliates and social media influencers through strategic partnerships and various online media placements.
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closed 7/16/2019 via PR Web

Cygnus Education, acquired Dunker LLC

synopsis: Cygnus Marketing Communications, a performance marketing and enrollment management solutions agency, has acquired Dunker, an innovative, metrics-driven performance digital marketing agency. Cygnus’ acquisition of Dunker fuses complementary resources for performance digital and traditional marketing, media planning and buying, and more.
buyer: Cygnus Education
Cygnus is a leader in performance marketing and enrollment management solutions, providing fully transparent, analytics-based strategies that achieve challenging marketing objectives, driving scalable and sustainable enrollment growth for higher education institutions. "
target: Dunker LLC
Dunker is an innovative, metrics-driven performance digital advertising and marketing agency based out of Bala Cynwyd, PA.
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closed 7/16/2019 via PR Web

Cygnus Education, acquired Dunker LLC

synopsis: Cygnus Marketing Communications, a performance marketing and enrollment management solutions agency, has acquired Dunker, an innovative, metrics-driven performance digital marketing agency. Cygnus’ acquisition of Dunker fuses complementary resources for performance digital and traditional marketing, media planning and buying, and more.
buyer: Cygnus Education
Cygnus is a leader in performance marketing and enrollment management solutions, providing fully transparent, analytics-based strategies that achieve challenging marketing objectives, driving scalable and sustainable enrollment growth for higher education institutions. "
target: Dunker LLC
Dunker is an innovative, metrics-driven performance digital advertising and marketing agency based out of Bala Cynwyd, PA.
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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 12/6/2012 via PR Web

College Loan Corporation, acquired Edvisors Network, Inc.

synopsis: Edvisors, a leading provider of educational resources, announced it has been acquired by College Loan Corporation. Edvisors is a leading student marketing company providing a portfolio of education resources, college loan products, and college-related information and services through a network of websites, blogs and forums.
buyer: College Loan Corporation
College Loan Corporation, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada is a top 10 student loan company, managing student loan assets. By offering innovative loan products and first-class customer service, the Company helps families achieve their higher education goals. "
target: Edvisors Network, Inc.
Edvisors, a global leader in higher education marketing and college financial aid, provides a richer, more fulfilling education experience to students, educators and parents worldwide.
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closed 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 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 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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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 9/16/2015 via Market Wire

Kira Talent, acquired LikeLive

synopsis: Kira Talent, the company behind Kira Academic, the video-based talent assessment platform designed for university and college admissions, announces that video interviewing service, LikeLive, will become a part of Kira Talent.
buyer: Kira Talent
Kira Talent is the company behind Kira Academic, the video-based talent assessment platform designed for university and college admissions. Kira is a talent assessment platform that adds an interactive video and written assessment into a school's existing admissions application. "
target parent: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
target: LikeLive
LikeLive is a cutting-edge, user-friendly platform created for college and job applicants to post video interviews. The LikeLive platform is private and secure. Working with top universities, career centers and corporations, LikeLive is the global leader in online interviews worldwide.
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closed 4/8/2015 via PR Newswire

Unigo, LLC, acquired PrepTalk

synopsis: Unigo Group announces the firm has completed the acquisition of PrepTalk, an education-technology start-up that is creating a virtual platform to connect high school students, parents, and guidance counselors to colleges via live, virtual events.
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: PrepTalk
PrepTalk is an education-technology start-up that is creating a virtual platform to connect high school students, parents, and guidance counselors to colleges via live, virtual events.
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closed 2/1/2012 via PR Newswire

Educational Testing Service, Inc., acquired MyCollegei

synopsis: Educational Testing Service, the world's leading measurement and research organization, has acquired mycollegei, a cutting-edge, user-friendly video interviewing platform created to assist colleges, universities, and corporations in more effectively managing their application process.
buyer: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
Educational Testing Service (ETS) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. "
target: MyCollegei
mycollegei is a cutting-edge, user-friendly video interviewing platform created to assist colleges, universities, and corporations in more effectively managing their application process. The platform allows admission officials and corporate recruiters to view candidates more holistically.
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closed 9/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Zinch Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, the social education platform, announced it has acquired Zinch, expanding its social education platform into high schools. Zinch, founded in 2007, connects prospective college and graduate students to scholarships, admissions officers and other students who have been through the same process.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students use Chegg for homework help, course selection, note taking, textbook and e-textbook rentals and Daily deals. "
target: Zinch Inc.
Zinch is the social utility matching students with opportunities: colleges, scholarships, study abroad programs, and graduate schools. At Zinch.com, 3.5 million students worldwide have created 'professional' profiles to showcase themselves as more than test scores.
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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 1/9/2015 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 1/9/2013 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 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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0.0x
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closed 9/7/2011 via PR Newswire

ConnectEDU, Inc., purchased Enrollment and Retention Services Division from EducationDynamics, LLC

synopsis: ConnectEDU®, the leader in web-based college and career access solutions, announced that it acquired the Enrollment and Retention division of EducationDynamics, higher education's leading technology and services company dedicated to helping colleges and universities find, enroll, and retain students.
buyer: ConnectEDU, Inc.
ConnectEDU, Inc. is the web-based leader in empowering learners to manage their education, launch their careers, and secure a more stable financial future. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real learners and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
seller parent: Halyard Capital
seller: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is higher education's leading marketing information and technology services company dedicated to helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. It has six content-rich and highly visible education websites, as well as several special interest microsites.
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announced 6/17/2008 via Company Press Release

Chicago Growth Partners, will acquire Royall & Company

synopsis: Royall is the nation’s leading provider of recruitment services to traditional colleges and universities. CGP led the recapitalization of Royall, partnering with the Company’s management team.
buyer: Chicago Growth Partners
Chicago Growth Partners focuses on lower middle market growth companies in Business and Consumer Services, Healthcare, Industrial Growth and Information Technology. We’ve focused on these industries for over 21 years, with a combined 100+ years of experience in these four areas. "
target: Royall & Company
Royall & Company is made up of some 200 professionals who are exclusively focused on full-time, first-time, traditional-age undergraduate student recruitment. Royall's talented staff includes professionals in all the disciplines required in designing, developing, deploying, and analyzing direct resp
price ($mm)
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$52
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$14
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