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closed 2/16/2006 via PR Newswire

Goal Financial, LLC, acquired EStudentLoan.com

synopsis: Goal Financial, one of the nation's largest student loan companies, announced that it has purchased eStudentLoan.com from Alloy, Inc. EStudentLoan.com is a Web based interactive student loan marketplace.
buyer: Goal Financial, LLC
Goal Financial is the 9th largest holder of federal student loans, managing a $6.3 billion loan portfolio for 165,000 borrowers. Goal Financial offers student loan borrowers products such as Stafford Loans, Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students, private student loans. "
target parent: Alloy Media + Marketing
target: EStudentLoan.com
EStudentLoan.com is a Web based interactive student loan marketplace. Using its proprietary "LoanFinder" engine, visitors to eStudentLoan.com can receive information about student loans and easily compare trusted, brand-name loan products side-by-side that reflect their individual borrowing needs.
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closed 5/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Emtek Group, acquired UNIK Uang Elektronik

synopsis: Emtek Group, Indonesia's most prominent media conglomerate, has acquired a 90% stake in PT Espay Debit Indonesia Koe, the owner of UNIK, a socialbanking mobile application for students in Indonesia. UNIK allows users to transfer money, send money to their friends, shop online, pay bills, and pay school fees.
buyer: Emtek Group (JKSE:EMTK:$579.52)
Founded in 1983, Emtek Group has evolved into a modern, integrated group of companies with three main business divisions: Media, Telecommunications and IT Solutions, and Connectivity. With media as its primary business portfolio, Emtek has become Indonesia's most prominent media conglomerate. "
target: UNIK Uang Elektronik
UNIK is a socialbanking mobile application for students in Indonesia. Users can transfer money from their savings account or their e-money account electronically. The app allows users to shop online, pay bills, and pay school fees. Users can also send money to their friends who also use the app.
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closed 2/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

SlicePay, acquired Trustio Technologies Private Limited

synopsis: Micro-lending startup SlicePay has acquired Delhi-based P2P lending platform Trustio in an all equity deal. Launched in 2016, Trustio is an invite-only platform for alumni of premier colleges to avail short-term credit from their fellow alumni.
buyer: SlicePay
Founded in 2015, SlicePay operates on a buy now, pay later model through which students can purchase products on credit without collateral. Repayments can be made on a monthly basis. It has partnered with the likes of Amazon, Paytm and Myntra. "
target: Trustio Technologies Private Limited
Trustio is a New Delhi based P2P lending company giving alumni-backed loans to students and recent graduates. Trustio allows alumni of a select number of colleges access to short-term credit sourced from their colleagues.
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closed 5/9/2018 via PR Newswire

Lumni, acquired Paytronage, Inc.

synopsis: Lumni, an international financial technology company focused on increasing the affordability and accessibility of higher education, announced the acquisition of Paytronage, a 9-month old NYC-based direct-to-consumer marketplace for income share agreements (ISAs).
buyer: Lumni
Lumni is the world's largest and most-established player in the emerging income share agreements (ISA) space, having originated and serviced nearly 10,000 ISAs across Latin America. "
target: Paytronage, Inc.
Founded in August 2017, Paytronage launched as a direct-to-consumer marketplace connecting institutional lenders to students interested in taking out income share agreements. Paytronage launched at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on offering ISAs to Ivy League students.
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Goal Structured Solutions, Inc. (GS2), acquired Skills Fund

synopsis: Skills Fund, a financing platform for bootcamps and tech skill training schools, announced that it has been acquired by Goal Structured Solutions, a company that operates as an asset management firm. Goal is the largest third-party provider of student loan services and currently manages a portfolio of over $26 billion.
buyer: Goal Structured Solutions, Inc. (GS2)
Goal Structured Solutions, Inc. (GS2), operates as an asset management firm. The company offers loan administration, loan and receivables purchasing, capital markets advisory services, and products and services to the education loan industry. "
target: Skills Fund
Skills Fund is a financing platform for bootcamps and tech skill training schools that partners with more than 70 schools and 400 programs. It lends money to students participating in programs in software development, web development, data science, and cybersecurity.
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

iTHAKA, acquired Reveal Digital

synopsis: ITHAKA is pleased to share the news that it has acquired Reveal Digital. Reveal Digital is a small innovative company that uses a unique library crowd-funded model to support the development of open digital collections.
buyer: iTHAKA
ITHAKA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the academic community take full advantage of rapidly advancing information and networking technologies. "
target: Reveal Digital
Reveal Digital is a small innovative company that uses a unique library crowd-funded model to support the development of open digital collections.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prodege, LLC, acquired UPromise, Inc.

synopsis: Prodege, a leading online consumer-rewards platform, announced that it has acquired Upromise, Inc., a leading college education-savings rewards business, from SLM Corporation (Sallie Mae). Upromise, Inc. is a leading college education-savings rewards business. Upromise® helps families save for college. 
buyer: Prodege, LLC
Prodege is an internet and media company that is dedicated to "creating rewarding moments" for its members by rewarding them with more than $1.7 billion in cash rewards and free gift cards since inception. "
target parent: Sallie Mae, Inc.
target: UPromise, Inc.
Upromise, Inc. is a leading college education-savings rewards business. Upromise® helps families save for college. With access to expert advice, simple savings tools, and unique savings offers, Upromise can help members accelerate college savings every day.
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announced 12/16/2015 via BusinessWire

BankMobile, will purchase Disbursements Business from Higher One, Inc.

synopsis: Higher One Holdings, Inc. announced that it reached an agreement to sell substantially all of the assets and certain of the liabilities of its Disbursements business, including the OneAccount, to BankMobile. Higher One’s Disbursements business includes its proprietary Refund Management® Disbursement Service and the OneAccount.
buyer parent: Customers Bank
buyer: BankMobile
BankMobile provides personal and commercial banking services through an online platform. It is the first bank in the U.S. With their app, customers can simply snap a photo to upload your driver’s license, deposit checks and even pay bills. "
seller: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One’s Disbursements business includes its proprietary Refund Management® Disbursement Service and the OneAccount. Refund Management® streamlines the financial aid refund disbursement process and the OneAccount is an FDIC-insured checking account offered through Higher One’s bank partners.
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announced 11/20/2009 via

Higher One, Inc., will acquire Informed Decisions Corp.

synopsis: Higher One, a financial services and payment company focused exclusively on higher education, announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Informed Decisions Corp d/b/a CASHNet, a leader in payment management services to colleges and universities.
buyer: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One provides higher education institutions and their students with efficient, convenient and easy-to-use solutions to handle financial disbursements. These include: student refunds, on-campus and community purchases, payroll and employee expenses, as well as the collection of payments. "
target parent: California Software Company
target: Informed Decisions Corp.
Informed Decisions Corp, d/b/a CASHNet, is the leading provider of hosted PCI-compliant payment solutions for higher education. For over 20 years, CASHNet has helped academic institutions streamline operations, reduce transaction costs, and improve service to students, parents, faculty and staff.
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$18
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closed 10/22/2007 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems Inc., acquired General Meters Corporation

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems a leading provider of credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll and payment services, today announced it has acquired General Meters Corporation, a developer and provider of one-card systems for college and university campuses. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, payroll and payment solutions to more than 150,000 small and mid-sized businesses nationwide. "
target: General Meters Corporation
General Meters is a leading provider of campus card solutions for universities and colleges nationwide. Its University One-Card System™ unites a range of functionalities, including security access, on-campus dining and vending onto one ID card for students, faculty and staff.
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cancelled 12/12/2007 via Company Press Release

A Consortium of 4 buyers cancelled an acquisition of Sallie Mae, Inc.

synopsis: An investor group led by J.C. Flowers & Co and SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, has terminated their merger agreement.
buyer: Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC
buyer: Bank of America Corporation
buyer: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM:$97,276.00)
buyer: J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $1.2 trillion and operations in more than 50 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services, financial transaction processing, asset and wealth management, and private equity. "
target: Sallie Mae, Inc. (SLM:$1,594.31)
SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, is the nation's leading provider of education funding, managing more than $130 billion in student loans and serving 10 million borrowers.
price ($mm)
$25,570
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$8,751
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$2,064
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2.9x
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closed 8/23/2006 via PR Newswire

Sallie Mae Student Information Systems, acquired UPromise, Inc.

synopsis: SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae and the nation's leading paying-for-college company, has completed the purchase of Upromise, Inc. and its family of companies. Upromise will become a subsidiary of SLM Corporation and will retain its brand and business focus.
buyer: Sallie Mae Student Information Systems (SLM:$1,594.31)
SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, is the nation's leading provider of education funding, managing more than $130 billion in student loans and serving 10 million borrowers. "
target: UPromise, Inc.
Launched in April 2001, Upromise was created to help families save for college. By joining forces with some of America's leading companies, Upromise allows families to get back a percentage of their everyday spending into their Upromise accounts.
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announced 11/9/2005 via PR Newswire

Nelnet, will acquire Firstmark Services, LLC

synopsis: Nelnet, Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the remaining fifty percent ownership of 5280 Solutions, Inc. and Firstmark Services, LLC. Nelnet's initial fifty percent ownership positions date to the formation of both organizations.
buyer: Nelnet (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: Firstmark Services, LLC
Firstmark Services specializes in servicing private loans. We commit ourselves to providing unquestionable service to our customers. We create an environment in which employees can succeed and are treated with dignity and respect. Integrity and communication are fundamental to our success.
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closed 12/9/2019 via BusinessWire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc. has acquired Gradifi, a student loan benefit and financial wellness provider. The deal meaningfully bolsters the E*TRADE Corporate Services offering to include financial wellness and student loan solutions as part of a comprehensive benefits platform.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,937.00)
The E*TRADE Financial family of companies provides financial services, including trading, investing, banking, and managing employee stock, securities products and services, commodity futures and options, student loan benefit plans, and more. "
target parent: General Atlantic, LLC
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is leading the way in providing innovative financial benefits that empower employers to help brighten the financial futures of their employees with contributions to their student loans, options to refinance their loans, and help save for their children’s educational futures.
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announced 10/19/2017 via PR Newswire

Nelnet, Inc., will acquire Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation

synopsis: Nelnet, one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S., announced it has entered into a definitive and binding agreement with Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation to acquire 100% of the stock of their student loan servicing company, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.
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: Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation
Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Great Lakes and its parent affiliated group have been helping students access higher education since 1967. They provide support to make higher education accessible, the financial aid process simpler, and the possibility of paying for college real.
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closed 12/12/2016 via BusinessWire

First Republic Bank, acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: First Republic Bank announced it has acquired Gradifi Inc., a Boston-based student loan repayment technology platform to assist the nation's 44 million student loan borrowers. Gradifi pioneered the SLP Plan (Student Loan Paydown), a technology and service platform used by employers to make direct contributions to employees’ student loans.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: First Republic Bank (FRC:$3,197.47)
First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a commitment to responsiveness and action. "
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based student loan pay down provider with the first innovative solution to the nation's $1.3 trillion student loan debt problem. The company is led by a management team that brings decades of combined experience in consumer financial services and entrepreneurial ventures.
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closed 3/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

CordiaGrad, acquired CordiaGrad

synopsis: Jack Zoeller, the founder of Cordia Bancorp, relinquished his role as CEO of the company in conjunction with his purchase and independent spin-off of CordiaGrad, a student loan refinance company that launched within the bank last year. CordiaGrad refinance for both undergraduate or graduate degrees and accept applications from nearly 1,000 schools.
buyer: CordiaGrad
CordiaGrad is a student loan refinancing program designed to reward student loan borrowers, who achieved well in school, started a career, and have taken care of their credit, with a low-cost refinance loan. "
target parent: Cordia Bancorp Inc.
target: CordiaGrad
CordiaGrad is a student loan refinancing program designed to reward student loan borrowers, who achieved well in school, started a career, and have taken care of their credit, with a low-cost refinance loan.
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closed 12/22/2015 via PR Newswire

Gradifi, Inc., acquired SmarterBucks

synopsis: Gradifi, a Boston-based startup, announced the acquisition of the SmarterBucks program from Valore. SmarterBucks provides members a variety of ways to earn value and apply it towards paying down student loan debt. Members participate by shopping at the SmarterBucks.com Marketplace, completing online surveys and by earning rewards with a debit card.
buyer: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based start-up providing an innovative solution to the nation's student loan debt problem. By partnering with companies to develop employer SLP Plans (Student Loan Paydown), rewards programs and brand loyalty programs, Gradifi empowers students to repay their loan debt. "
target parent: Valore
target: SmarterBucks
SmarterBucks is a revolutionary rewards program that helps users pay down their student loans faster and for less. Users earn rewards on the money spent on brands featured in the SmarterBucks marketplace, and those rewards become extra student loan payments on any student loan.
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closed 12/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems Inc., acquired ECSI

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors, has expanded its Campus Solutions division by acquiring ECSI, a leading provider of cost-effective, customized payments processing solutions for the higher education industry.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. is a payments processor that delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, school solutions, loyalty marketing services, campus solutions, payroll and related business solutions and services to more than 250,000 business and education locations nationwide. "
target: ECSI
ECSI supports the entire life cycle of higher education and post-graduation school/student services, including student loan payment processing, default solutions, refund services, tuition payment plans, electronic billing and payment, tax document services, and business outsourcing.
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closed 4/27/2011 via BusinessWire

ESM, acquired BridgeSpan Financial LLC

synopsis: ESM acquired BridgeSpan Financial, a creator of unique solutions to forecast and manage student loan borrower delinquency and default. ESM will offer the Student Loan Chaperone service to schools, delivering personalized counseling and coaching for students to explore repayment options that fit their needs and lifestyles.
buyer: ESM
ESM provides student lifecycle solutions to help institutions enroll, graduate and place students. As a premier Business Process Outsourcer, ESM operates the largest education-only contact center in the country. "
target: BridgeSpan Financial LLC
BridgeSpan Financial LLC is an education finance company established in 2008 with the mission of creating better solutions for forecasting and managing student loan borrower delinquency and default.
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closed 2/16/2006 via PR Newswire

Goal Financial, LLC, acquired EStudentLoan.com

synopsis: Goal Financial, one of the nation's largest student loan companies, announced that it has purchased eStudentLoan.com from Alloy, Inc. EStudentLoan.com is a Web based interactive student loan marketplace.
buyer: Goal Financial, LLC
Goal Financial is the 9th largest holder of federal student loans, managing a $6.3 billion loan portfolio for 165,000 borrowers. Goal Financial offers student loan borrowers products such as Stafford Loans, Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students, private student loans. "
target parent: Alloy Media + Marketing
target: EStudentLoan.com
EStudentLoan.com is a Web based interactive student loan marketplace. Using its proprietary "LoanFinder" engine, visitors to eStudentLoan.com can receive information about student loans and easily compare trusted, brand-name loan products side-by-side that reflect their individual borrowing needs.
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closed 2/16/2006 via PR Newswire

Goal Financial, LLC, acquired EStudentLoan.com

synopsis: Goal Financial, one of the nation's largest student loan companies, announced that it has purchased eStudentLoan.com from Alloy, Inc. EStudentLoan.com is a Web based interactive student loan marketplace.
buyer: Goal Financial, LLC
Goal Financial is the 9th largest holder of federal student loans, managing a $6.3 billion loan portfolio for 165,000 borrowers. Goal Financial offers student loan borrowers products such as Stafford Loans, Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students, private student loans. "
target parent: Alloy Media + Marketing
target: EStudentLoan.com
EStudentLoan.com is a Web based interactive student loan marketplace. Using its proprietary "LoanFinder" engine, visitors to eStudentLoan.com can receive information about student loans and easily compare trusted, brand-name loan products side-by-side that reflect their individual borrowing needs.
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closed 2/16/2006 via PR Newswire

Goal Financial, LLC, acquired EStudentLoan.com

synopsis: Goal Financial, one of the nation's largest student loan companies, announced that it has purchased eStudentLoan.com from Alloy, Inc. EStudentLoan.com is a Web based interactive student loan marketplace.
buyer: Goal Financial, LLC
Goal Financial is the 9th largest holder of federal student loans, managing a $6.3 billion loan portfolio for 165,000 borrowers. Goal Financial offers student loan borrowers products such as Stafford Loans, Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students, private student loans. "
target parent: Alloy Media + Marketing
target: EStudentLoan.com
EStudentLoan.com is a Web based interactive student loan marketplace. Using its proprietary "LoanFinder" engine, visitors to eStudentLoan.com can receive information about student loans and easily compare trusted, brand-name loan products side-by-side that reflect their individual borrowing needs.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prodege, LLC, acquired UPromise, Inc.

synopsis: Prodege, a leading online consumer-rewards platform, announced that it has acquired Upromise, Inc., a leading college education-savings rewards business, from SLM Corporation (Sallie Mae). Upromise, Inc. is a leading college education-savings rewards business. Upromise® helps families save for college. 
buyer: Prodege, LLC
Prodege is an internet and media company that is dedicated to "creating rewarding moments" for its members by rewarding them with more than $1.7 billion in cash rewards and free gift cards since inception. "
target parent: Sallie Mae, Inc.
target: UPromise, Inc.
Upromise, Inc. is a leading college education-savings rewards business. Upromise® helps families save for college. With access to expert advice, simple savings tools, and unique savings offers, Upromise can help members accelerate college savings every day.
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closed 12/9/2019 via BusinessWire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc. has acquired Gradifi, a student loan benefit and financial wellness provider. The deal meaningfully bolsters the E*TRADE Corporate Services offering to include financial wellness and student loan solutions as part of a comprehensive benefits platform.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,937.00)
The E*TRADE Financial family of companies provides financial services, including trading, investing, banking, and managing employee stock, securities products and services, commodity futures and options, student loan benefit plans, and more. "
target parent: General Atlantic, LLC
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is leading the way in providing innovative financial benefits that empower employers to help brighten the financial futures of their employees with contributions to their student loans, options to refinance their loans, and help save for their children’s educational futures.
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closed 4/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Reverence Capital Partners LLC, acquired Transact Campus Inc

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that the company has completed the sale of its Blackboard Transact business unit to Reverence Capital Partners, LP. Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric.
buyer: Reverence Capital Partners LLC
Reverence Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on thematic investing in leading global, middle-market financial services businesses through control and influence oriented investments. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Transact Campus Inc (ONE:$152.00)
Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric. Transact's open enterprise-class cloud platform enables mission-critical capabilities that translate into superior student and family experiences.
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closed 5/9/2018 via PR Newswire

Lumni, acquired Paytronage, Inc.

synopsis: Lumni, an international financial technology company focused on increasing the affordability and accessibility of higher education, announced the acquisition of Paytronage, a 9-month old NYC-based direct-to-consumer marketplace for income share agreements (ISAs).
buyer: Lumni
Lumni is the world's largest and most-established player in the emerging income share agreements (ISA) space, having originated and serviced nearly 10,000 ISAs across Latin America. "
target: Paytronage, Inc.
Founded in August 2017, Paytronage launched as a direct-to-consumer marketplace connecting institutional lenders to students interested in taking out income share agreements. Paytronage launched at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on offering ISAs to Ivy League students.
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announced 10/19/2017 via PR Newswire

Nelnet, Inc., will acquire Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation

synopsis: Nelnet, one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S., announced it has entered into a definitive and binding agreement with Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation to acquire 100% of the stock of their student loan servicing company, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.
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: Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation
Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Great Lakes and its parent affiliated group have been helping students access higher education since 1967. They provide support to make higher education accessible, the financial aid process simpler, and the possibility of paying for college real.
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closed 5/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Emtek Group, acquired UNIK Uang Elektronik

synopsis: Emtek Group, Indonesia's most prominent media conglomerate, has acquired a 90% stake in PT Espay Debit Indonesia Koe, the owner of UNIK, a socialbanking mobile application for students in Indonesia. UNIK allows users to transfer money, send money to their friends, shop online, pay bills, and pay school fees.
buyer: Emtek Group (JKSE:EMTK:$579.52)
Founded in 1983, Emtek Group has evolved into a modern, integrated group of companies with three main business divisions: Media, Telecommunications and IT Solutions, and Connectivity. With media as its primary business portfolio, Emtek has become Indonesia's most prominent media conglomerate. "
target: UNIK Uang Elektronik
UNIK is a socialbanking mobile application for students in Indonesia. Users can transfer money from their savings account or their e-money account electronically. The app allows users to shop online, pay bills, and pay school fees. Users can also send money to their friends who also use the app.
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closed 2/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

SlicePay, acquired Trustio Technologies Private Limited

synopsis: Micro-lending startup SlicePay has acquired Delhi-based P2P lending platform Trustio in an all equity deal. Launched in 2016, Trustio is an invite-only platform for alumni of premier colleges to avail short-term credit from their fellow alumni.
buyer: SlicePay
Founded in 2015, SlicePay operates on a buy now, pay later model through which students can purchase products on credit without collateral. Repayments can be made on a monthly basis. It has partnered with the likes of Amazon, Paytm and Myntra. "
target: Trustio Technologies Private Limited
Trustio is a New Delhi based P2P lending company giving alumni-backed loans to students and recent graduates. Trustio allows alumni of a select number of colleges access to short-term credit sourced from their colleagues.
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closed 12/12/2016 via BusinessWire

First Republic Bank, acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: First Republic Bank announced it has acquired Gradifi Inc., a Boston-based student loan repayment technology platform to assist the nation's 44 million student loan borrowers. Gradifi pioneered the SLP Plan (Student Loan Paydown), a technology and service platform used by employers to make direct contributions to employees’ student loans.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: First Republic Bank (FRC:$3,197.47)
First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a commitment to responsiveness and action. "
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based student loan pay down provider with the first innovative solution to the nation's $1.3 trillion student loan debt problem. The company is led by a management team that brings decades of combined experience in consumer financial services and entrepreneurial ventures.
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closed 11/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Follett Corporation, acquired Valore

synopsis: Follett Corporation, a global leader in education and entertainment content distribution, announced it has acquired Valore Inc. and the ValoreBooks marketplace solution for students and bookstores to buy, sell and rent college textbooks online.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to PreK-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Valore
Valore offers innovative solutions that eliminate the inefficiencies throughout the textbook industry, and bring more affordable textbooks and higher quality courseware to students, bookstores, professors, and schools.
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closed 8/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Higher One, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., the world's leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, completed its acquisition of Higher One Holdings, Inc. The acquisition will allow for collaboration between CASHNet, the market software leader in secure online payment of tuition and fees, and the Blackboard Transact business line.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One partners with colleges and universities to lower their administrative costs and to improve graduation rates. They provide an array of payment, refund disbursement and data analytics and management tools to institutions that help them save money and enhance institutional effectiveness.
price ($mm)[EV]
$186 [$173]*
rev ($mm)
$161
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

CordiaGrad, acquired CordiaGrad

synopsis: Jack Zoeller, the founder of Cordia Bancorp, relinquished his role as CEO of the company in conjunction with his purchase and independent spin-off of CordiaGrad, a student loan refinance company that launched within the bank last year. CordiaGrad refinance for both undergraduate or graduate degrees and accept applications from nearly 1,000 schools.
buyer: CordiaGrad
CordiaGrad is a student loan refinancing program designed to reward student loan borrowers, who achieved well in school, started a career, and have taken care of their credit, with a low-cost refinance loan. "
target parent: Cordia Bancorp Inc.
target: CordiaGrad
CordiaGrad is a student loan refinancing program designed to reward student loan borrowers, who achieved well in school, started a career, and have taken care of their credit, with a low-cost refinance loan.
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closed 12/22/2015 via PR Newswire

Gradifi, Inc., acquired SmarterBucks

synopsis: Gradifi, a Boston-based startup, announced the acquisition of the SmarterBucks program from Valore. SmarterBucks provides members a variety of ways to earn value and apply it towards paying down student loan debt. Members participate by shopping at the SmarterBucks.com Marketplace, completing online surveys and by earning rewards with a debit card.
buyer: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based start-up providing an innovative solution to the nation's student loan debt problem. By partnering with companies to develop employer SLP Plans (Student Loan Paydown), rewards programs and brand loyalty programs, Gradifi empowers students to repay their loan debt. "
target parent: Valore
target: SmarterBucks
SmarterBucks is a revolutionary rewards program that helps users pay down their student loans faster and for less. Users earn rewards on the money spent on brands featured in the SmarterBucks marketplace, and those rewards become extra student loan payments on any student loan.
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announced 12/16/2015 via BusinessWire

BankMobile, will purchase Disbursements Business from Higher One, Inc.

synopsis: Higher One Holdings, Inc. announced that it reached an agreement to sell substantially all of the assets and certain of the liabilities of its Disbursements business, including the OneAccount, to BankMobile. Higher One’s Disbursements business includes its proprietary Refund Management® Disbursement Service and the OneAccount.
buyer parent: Customers Bank
buyer: BankMobile
BankMobile provides personal and commercial banking services through an online platform. It is the first bank in the U.S. With their app, customers can simply snap a photo to upload your driver’s license, deposit checks and even pay bills. "
seller: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One’s Disbursements business includes its proprietary Refund Management® Disbursement Service and the OneAccount. Refund Management® streamlines the financial aid refund disbursement process and the OneAccount is an FDIC-insured checking account offered through Higher One’s bank partners.
price ($mm)
$37
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closed 8/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Affirm, acquired Lendlayer

synopsis: Affirm, a next-generation consumer finance company, has completed the acquisition of LendLayer, an online social lending platform that enables users to pay for their education. LendLayer provides lending for accelerated learning programs like Hackbright Academy.
buyer: Affirm
Affirm is a next-generation consumer finance company providing shoppers with instant point-of-sale financing for online purchases. Affirm’s data-driven approach looks beyond a standard credit score to reach broader consumer populations. "
target: Lendlayer
LendLayer, Inc. operates an online social lending platform that enables users to pay for their education. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California
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closed 12/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems Inc., acquired ECSI

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors, has expanded its Campus Solutions division by acquiring ECSI, a leading provider of cost-effective, customized payments processing solutions for the higher education industry.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. is a payments processor that delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, school solutions, loyalty marketing services, campus solutions, payroll and related business solutions and services to more than 250,000 business and education locations nationwide. "
target: ECSI
ECSI supports the entire life cycle of higher education and post-graduation school/student services, including student loan payment processing, default solutions, refund services, tuition payment plans, electronic billing and payment, tax document services, and business outsourcing.
price ($mm)
$38
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closed 4/27/2011 via BusinessWire

ESM, acquired BridgeSpan Financial LLC

synopsis: ESM acquired BridgeSpan Financial, a creator of unique solutions to forecast and manage student loan borrower delinquency and default. ESM will offer the Student Loan Chaperone service to schools, delivering personalized counseling and coaching for students to explore repayment options that fit their needs and lifestyles.
buyer: ESM
ESM provides student lifecycle solutions to help institutions enroll, graduate and place students. As a premier Business Process Outsourcer, ESM operates the largest education-only contact center in the country. "
target: BridgeSpan Financial LLC
BridgeSpan Financial LLC is an education finance company established in 2008 with the mission of creating better solutions for forecasting and managing student loan borrower delinquency and default.
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closed 12/2/2009 via PR Newswire

SimpleTuition Inc., acquired TuitionCoach

synopsis: SimpleTuition, Inc., the premier destination for personalized student loan research and comparison, has acquired TuitionCoach, the leading website for personalized college financial guidance. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: SimpleTuition Inc.
SimpleTuition is committed to helping students and parents figure out how to make college affordable. SimpleTuition.com features interactive tools for a personalized approach to understanding the college funding system and available education financing options. "
target: TuitionCoach
TuitionCoach is a personalized internet-based program that guides families step-by-step through the college financial aid process, offering: expert tips for completing financial aid applications; analysis of college funding options; and email consultation.
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announced 11/20/2009 via

Higher One, Inc., will acquire Informed Decisions Corp.

synopsis: Higher One, a financial services and payment company focused exclusively on higher education, announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Informed Decisions Corp d/b/a CASHNet, a leader in payment management services to colleges and universities.
buyer: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One provides higher education institutions and their students with efficient, convenient and easy-to-use solutions to handle financial disbursements. These include: student refunds, on-campus and community purchases, payroll and employee expenses, as well as the collection of payments. "
target parent: California Software Company
target: Informed Decisions Corp.
Informed Decisions Corp, d/b/a CASHNet, is the leading provider of hosted PCI-compliant payment solutions for higher education. For over 20 years, CASHNet has helped academic institutions streamline operations, reduce transaction costs, and improve service to students, parents, faculty and staff.
price ($mm)[EV]
$18 [$17]
rev ($mm)
$18
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
103.0x
announced 5/18/2009 via PR Newswire

Freshman Fund, Inc. will be merged with Wee Web,

synopsis: Wee Web, the private sharing service for families, and Freshman Fund, the college savings gift registry, announced an agreement to merge the two companies. Together, continuing under the name Wee Web, these services create a single destination for families to stay connected and facilitate education savings.
buyer: Wee Web
Wee Web helps families share moments and stay connected - no matter where everyone lives. As a simple, secure and private service, Wee Web makes it easy for parents to keep family and friends involved in their kids' rapidly changing lives so no one misses the special moments that happen only once. "
target: Freshman Fund, Inc.
Freshman Fund is an easy way for parents, relatives and friends to contribute gift money to college savings. Birthdays, holidays and other events could be opportunities for a more meaningful, practical gift. As every parent knows, the sooner you start saving, the easier it is.
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