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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Newswire

Firsthand merged with Vault.com Inc.,

synopsis: Infobase has acquired Firsthand, a career mentoring and engagement platform for students and alumni, and will be merging it with its Vault brand, the leader in employer rankings and career guides. Fusing Vault's career content and Firsthand's engagement platform will create a next-generation employer branding and career readiness platform.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Vault.com Inc.
Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession. Vault is best known for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs. "
target: Firsthand
Firsthand is the premier career mentoring and engagement platform provider worldwide. Firsthand's all-in-one engagement platform is the meeting place for virtual career and enrollment fairs, mentoring, job postings, groups, forums, a fully fledged alumni directory, and more.
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closed 9/21/2016 via Company Press Release

Wiley, acquired Ranku

synopsis: Ranku, a recruitment technology and predictive analytics software company for higher education, announced that it has been acquired by Wiley, a global provider of knowledge and learning solutions that improves outcomes in research, professional practice, and education.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Ranku
Ranku is a Seattle based software company that aims to use technology to drive consumer advocacy in online higher education. Ranku licenses recruitment technology and predictive analytics to universities and state systems to scale online degree enrollment.
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closed 2/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Digital Media Solutions, acquired Sparkroom Corp.

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions (DMS) announces the acquisition of Sparkroom, a leader in higher education performance marketing. Previously owned by Nelnet, Sparkroom will retain its name, staff and full book of business.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions (DMS:$295.91)
Digital Media Solutions is a premier performance marketing company that uses actionable data, insightful analytics and proprietary technology to reach, engage, and acquire customers for its clients across multiple interactive platforms. "
target parent: Nelnet, Inc.
target: Sparkroom Corp.
Sparkroom is a leader in performance marketing, providing fully transparent, analytics-based strategies that achieve challenging marketing objectives. Sparkroom provides both marketing services and marketing software, allowing for improved efficacy of data-based marketing campaigns.
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announced 1/11/2010 via PR Newswire

CUnet LLC, will acquire Sparkroom Corp.

synopsis: CUnet, a subsidiary of Nelnet Inc., announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sparkroom, a leading provider of enrollment marketing automation and lead performance management solutions.
buyer parent: Nelnet, Inc.
buyer: CUnet LLC
CUnet is the premier provider of online performance media and interactive marketing services driving qualified student inquiries and enrollments for the higher education industry. "
target: Sparkroom Corp.
Sparkroom's Lead Deliver, Lead IQ, and Lead Market Analytics deliver a hosted business intelligence platform to give direct response marketers the tools and expertise needed to measure, manage, and optimize their lead acquisition spending across every direct response channel.
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closed 4/16/2018 via BusinessWire

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired PeopleAdmin, Inc.

synopsis: PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of PeopleAdmin, the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government.
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide secure and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government. Its software enables clients to streamline the hiring process, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions and employee performance.
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closed 3/27/2014 via PR Web

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PeopleAdmin, Inc.

synopsis: PeopleAdmin, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions for higher education and government, announced that it has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm with over $7 billion in committed capital.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a U.S. based private equity firm that invests capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for higher education and government. PeopleAdmin’s software enables more than 700 clients to streamline the hiring process; onboard new employees; efficiently manage positions and employee performance; and more.
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closed 4/4/2006 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired Chat University

synopsis: Hobsons EMT division, which helps colleges and universities improve recruitment and enrollment through technology, has acquired Chat University, a technology company that provides college and university admissions offices with Web-based chat and other services.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: Chat University
Boston-based Chat University began with a single product, Online Chat, and has since developed a full range of products designed exclusively for college and university admissions offices.
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closed 10/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Trilogy Education Services, acquired JobTrack

synopsis: Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator, announced the acquisition of JobTrack, a career services platform. JobTrack is a platform that streamlines and accelerates the job search process, enabling users to quickly and easily manage applications and interviews.
buyer: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity. "
target: JobTrack
JobTrack is a platform that streamlines and accelerates the job search process, enabling users to quickly and easily manage applications and interviews. Simultaneously, JobTrack provides career advisors with powerful data and analytics to enrich their one-on-one coaching sessions.
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Aon plc, acquired CoCubes.com

synopsis: Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon Plc, has acquired CoCubes, a hiring assessment company based in India focused at entry level. They run assessments to measure employability across all domains - from programming to plumbing.
buyer: Aon plc (NYSE:AON:$11,013.00)
Aon plc is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Aon unites to empower results for clients via effective risk and people solutions and through global resources and technical expertise. "
target: CoCubes.com
CoCubes.com is India's leading assessment and hiring platform. They run assessments to measure employability across all domains - from programming to plumbing. They are based in Gurgaon.
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closed 6/4/2014 via PR Web

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired Seelio

synopsis: PlattForm, a marketing and enrollment management partner for colleges and universities worldwide, announced the acquisition of Seelio, a service-based student portfolio solution for higher education institutions, that offers a student life cycle approach that spans from enrollment to career placement while delivering optimal student outcomes.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
Since 1989, PlattForm has set the standard of excellence in providing marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities, worldwide. Its specialties include search engine marketing; interactive lead generation; online marketing; and more. "
target: Seelio
Seelio is an educational service and technology company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that partners with universities to deliver a greater value to students through the use of rich, multimedia online portfolios. Students are able to easily and beautifully capture their works, projects and passions.
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closed 1/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired MyEdu

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., announced the acquisition of MyEdu, a provider of a popular technology platform that helps college students create an academic roadmap tailored to their academic and career goals and build their first "professional profile" to connect to jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: MyEdu
MyEdu is the definitive online source to increase success and save money in college. MyEdu helps students to create a personalized graduation plan and make informed decisions about their courses, schedule, professors and major.
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announced 10/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Front Rush, LLC will be merged with ACS Athletics,

synopsis: ACS Athletics, the leader in college athletic administration and compliance software, and Front Rush, the leader in recruiting software for college coaches, announced a merger that will make their joint entity the largest provider of technology for recruiting, compliance, roster management and sports operations.
buyer: ACS Athletics
ACS Athletics simplifies how athletics departments work allowing coaches and administrators to focus on winning and building successful programs. ACS is the leading provider of web and mobile solutions for increasing staff productivity and reducing risk in collegiate athletics. "
target: Front Rush, LLC
Founded in 2006, Front Rush's focus is to provide college coaches with top notch recruiting and scouting software. With a focus on user experience and amazing customer support, Front Rush has grown to be the largest recruiting and scouting solution in college athletics.
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closed 12/17/2015 via PR Newswire

inRecruit, merged with Bownce LLC

synopsis: inRecruit, a leading sports, social media and networking platform that assists high school athletes in maximizing their college recruitment experience, announced its merger with Bownce, LLC, a NCAA compliant recruiting platform focused on basketball.
buyer: inRecruit
inRecruit (www.inRecruit.com) is a sports social recruiting network which has been dubbed the "LinkedIn for Athletes" by many national journalists as it digitally connects youth athletes with college coaches. inRecruit was founded by former professional athletes as well as social media experts. "
target: Bownce LLC
Bownce is a web-enabled platform utilizing social media that dramatically reduces the cost of recruiting. This innovative platform allows college coaches to build successful programs by targeting high school recruits in ways that have never been done before.
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announced 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, will acquire Interfolio, Inc.

synopsis: Interfolio, a Farragut North–based edtech company that makes decision support software for college and university faculty members, is set to be acquired by New York-based venture capital and private equity firm Insight Venture Partners.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Insight has raised more than $18 billion and invested in over 300 companies worldwide. "
target: Interfolio, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Interfolio is a pioneer in faculty-focused workflow technology. Their product, ByCommittee provides a platform for analytics and business intelligence to help universities make informed, strategic decisions about recruitment, tenure, & professional service.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Watermark, acquired Digital Measures

synopsis: Watermark announced that Digital Measures, the leading provider of web-based faculty activity reporting software, joined the Watermark family. With this addition, Watermark becomes the market leader in outcomes assessment, accreditation management, and faculty activity reporting solutions.
buyer parent: Technology Crossover Ventures
buyer: Watermark
Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, educators, and learners. Through its innovative educational intelligence platform, Watermark supports institutions in developing an intentional approach to learning and development based on data they can trust. "
target: Digital Measures
Digital Measures seeks to empower universities to succeed at a higher level. The company’s flagship product, Activity Insight, simplifies faculty activity data collection and reporting, and its Workflow Module brings the same efficiency to faculty reviews and more.
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closed 10/27/2015 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired Pathbrite

synopsis: Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide, announced its acquisition of Pathbrite's best-in-class ePortfolio solution. Pathbrite enables students to collect, track and showcase their work to demonstrate completion of assignments.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement. "
target: Pathbrite
Pathbrite was a venture-backed ed tech company based in San Francisco. Pathbrite has users at 900 schools, colleges, universities and organizations in the world. Pathbrite's portfolio platform is poised to revolutionize learning, teaching and assessment across the globe.
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closed 12/10/2020 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired myClinicalExchange

synopsis: HealthStream has acquired all of the assets of myClinicalExchange, which offers a SaaS application that allows healthcare organizations to track, manage, and report the intern and clinical rotation educational requirements of medical, nursing, and allied healthcare students, as well as host required documentation for medical residents.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$245.70)
HealthStream is dedicated to improving patient outcomes through the development of healthcare organizations' people. Their solutions are contracted by healthcare organizations for workforce development, management, credentialing, provider enrollment, performance assessment, and more. "
target: myClinicalExchange
myClinicalExchange offer a SaaS application that allows healthcare organizations to track, manage, and report the intern and clinical rotation educational requirements of medical, nursing, and allied healthcare students, as well as host required documentation for medical residents.
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closed 12/6/2017 via PR Newswire

Liaison International, Inc., acquired Time2Track, LLC

synopsis: Liaison International announced that it has acquired Time2Track, the leader in clinical training management. They are best known for tracking behavioral health training hours through an intuitive platform that features online forms, evaluations and supervisor approval systems.
buyer: Liaison International, Inc.
Liaison helps higher education institutions identify, recruit, and enroll best-fit students with improved outreach, application, and enrollment processes. More than 7,000 programs rely on their admissions management and marketing automation software and services to reach prospective students. "
target: Time2Track, LLC
Time2Track is the leader in clinical training management. Time2Track is a web-based software tool that lets users easily track and manage training hours, either as a graduate student or a professional. They also give organizations powerful tools that allow supervisors to approve hours online.
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closed 12/11/2013 via Company Press Release

Thomson Intellectual Property & Science, acquired Avedas

synopsis: The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of information for businesses and professionals, announced it has acquired German-based Avedas, a company specializing in the development and implementation of current research information systems.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Intellectual Property & Science (:$964.58)
Thomson Intellectual Property & Science provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. It offers Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, and Scholarly Research, Publishing & Analysis services. "
target: Avedas
Avedas specializes in the development and implementation of current research information systems. Avedas’ flagship research information system, CONVERIS® 5, supports universities, research institutions and funding agencies in collecting and managing data across the research life cycle.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Campus Labs, acquired Courseval

synopsis: Campus Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of EdCentric, Inc. and a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Academic Management Systems LLC (Courseval), a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Labs
Campus Labs empowers institutions to make valuable connections with their data. The Company offers a complete set of integrated solutions for areas such as assessment, retention, teaching, learning, student engagement, and institutional effectiveness. "
target parent: Invoke Solutions
target: Courseval
Academic Management Systems, LLC, the developer of CoursEval, is a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance. The Company currently serves more than 300 higher education institutions.
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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Newswire

Firsthand merged with Vault.com Inc.,

synopsis: Infobase has acquired Firsthand, a career mentoring and engagement platform for students and alumni, and will be merging it with its Vault brand, the leader in employer rankings and career guides. Fusing Vault's career content and Firsthand's engagement platform will create a next-generation employer branding and career readiness platform.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Vault.com Inc.
Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession. Vault is best known for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs. "
target: Firsthand
Firsthand is the premier career mentoring and engagement platform provider worldwide. Firsthand's all-in-one engagement platform is the meeting place for virtual career and enrollment fairs, mentoring, job postings, groups, forums, a fully fledged alumni directory, and more.
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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Newswire

Firsthand merged with Vault.com Inc.,

synopsis: Infobase has acquired Firsthand, a career mentoring and engagement platform for students and alumni, and will be merging it with its Vault brand, the leader in employer rankings and career guides. Fusing Vault's career content and Firsthand's engagement platform will create a next-generation employer branding and career readiness platform.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Vault.com Inc.
Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession. Vault is best known for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs. "
target: Firsthand
Firsthand is the premier career mentoring and engagement platform provider worldwide. Firsthand's all-in-one engagement platform is the meeting place for virtual career and enrollment fairs, mentoring, job postings, groups, forums, a fully fledged alumni directory, and more.
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closed 11/17/2010 via BusinessWire

Mediabistro.com, Inc., acquired TVSpy.com

synopsis: WebMediaBrands announced that it has acquired the website TVSpy.com from Vault, Inc. TVSpy will become part of the Mediabistro blog network. TVSpy is the insider resource for TV industry professionals.
buyer parent: WebMediaBrands, Inc.
buyer: Mediabistro.com, Inc. (MBIS:$13.13)
WebMediaBrands Inc. is an Internet media company that provides content, education, trade shows, and online job board services to media and business professionals. The company’s online business includes mediabistro.com, a leading blog network. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: TVSpy.com
TVSpy connects television professionals with each other and with professionals in related media industries, as well as with unique inside information to give them an edge as they build their careers and businesses in video media.
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announced 9/25/2007 via BusinessWire

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, will acquire Vault.com Inc.

synopsis: Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading private equity investor in the media, communications, information and education industries, signed definitive documentation for the acquisition of a majority stake in Vault.com Inc., a leader in online career information for more than 30 professional industries.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target: Vault.com Inc.
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Vault.com Inc. is the leading media company focused on careers. Vault offers over 100 online and print books, from the best-selling Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms to the Vault Guide to Schmoozing.
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closed 7/31/2020 via PR Newswire

Theofilos Vasileiadis, acquired Kariera

synopsis: Global HR technology leader CareerBuilder has sold its ownership of online job board Kariera.gr to a group of local Greek investors, including Mr. Theofilos Vasileiadis. Kariera.gr is the largest job site in Greece and is known for Career Days, the biggest career fair in Athens and Salonica.
buyer: Theofilos Vasileiadis
Theofilos Vasileiadis is a talent acquisition industry veteran and serial entrepreneur from the United Kingdom. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: Kariera
Kariera.gr is the largest online job site in Greece. Kariera provides ongoing research for the new generation, advanced technology, data analysis for the labor market, constantly evolving services and a wide, specialized cycle of strategic partnerships.
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Apax Partners, will acquire Diginet

synopsis: Apax PArtners, an independent global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies, will be acquiring Baltic Classifieds Group, a portfolio of leading online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics.
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax Partners is an independent global partnership focused solely on long-term investment in growth companies. Funds advised by Apax Partners typically invest in large companies. The Funds invest in four sectors: Tech & Telco, Services, Healthcare, and Consumer. "
target: Diginet
Baltic Classifieds Group is a portfolio of leading online classified advertising platforms in the Baltics, specializing in five key segments: automotive, real estate, jobs, generalist and ecommerce. The company operates in Lithuania, its largest market, through Diginet LTU.
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kimeta GmbH, acquired classmarkets GmbH

synopsis: Scout24 has successfully sold the Software-as-a-Service company classmarkets to kimeta. Germany-based classmarkets uses its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
buyer: kimeta GmbH
Founded in 2005, kimeta offers a Software-as-a-Service and online classifieds solutions for publishers in Germany, with a focus on online job search. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: classmarkets GmbH
classmarkets started as an operator of metasearch engines, first for real estate, later also for jobs. Given the digital shift in the media landscape, classmarkets used its domain expertise around online classifieds to establish itself as a Software-as-a-Service provider for regional publishers.
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closed 12/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Maharah, acquired BLOOVO

synopsis: Maharah, a provider of the labor market with cadres and workers in various professions, has acquired BLOOVO, an innovative online recruitment platform, which adopts algorithms in the recruitment process, offering unique recruitment solutions in an interactive manner to both employers and job seekers in the Gulf region.
buyer: Maharah
Based in Saudi Arabia, Maharah aims to provide the labor market with cadres and workers in various professions through a mobile application to meet the market demand by emphasizing on training and developing its team to provide better services to its clients. "
target: BLOOVO
Based in the UAE, BLOOVO is an innovative online recruitment platform, which adopts algorithms in the recruitment process, offering unique recruitment solutions in an interactive manner to both employers and job seekers in the Gulf region.
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Indeed, will acquire Workopolis

synopsis: Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. announced that it will acquire the website and assets of Canadian job site, Workopolis.com, through one of its group companies, Indeed, the world’s number one job site.
buyer parent: Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd.
buyer: Indeed
Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide, with over 200 million unique visitors per month. Indeed is available in more than 60 countries and 28 languages. Since 2004, Indeed has given job seekers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. "
target: Workopolis
Workopolis is a Canadian website specializing in online job searching. Headquartered in Toronto, Workopolis has offices in eight Canadian cities including Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver and provides its services in both English and French.
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closed 10/10/2016 via GlobeNewswire

Compunnel Software Group, acquired Jobhuk

synopsis: Compunnel Software Group, New Jersey-based staffing agency, recently acquired Austin-based talent acquisition tech company, Jobhuk, as it dives into the world of marketplace hiring. Jobhuk's Recruitment platform leverages its network of over 2,000 recruiters competing to fill positions.
buyer: Compunnel Software Group
Compunnel Software Group, a $150M staffing and recruitment company, has dedicated 18 years to catering solutions in recruitment and E-learning services. Ranked as one of the biggest staffing firms in the US, Compunnel is a leader in contingent and permanent workforce solutions. "
target: Jobhuk
Jobhuk uses a 3-step filtering process to find the best candidates for specific job descriptions posted by recruiters. Jobhuk provides quality candidates with a lower cost for a single vendor, leveraging a growing recruiters network of over 2,000.
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closed 10/13/2015 via PR Newswire

H&Q Korea, acquired JobKorea Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Monster Worldwide, Inc. announced the completion of the sale of its remaining 50.01% ownership position in its South Korean operation, JobKorea, to H&Q Korea for approximately $85 million. The sale is consistent with Monster's continued strategy of unlocking value and sharpening its focus on its core online recruitment platform.
buyer parent: H&Q Asia Pacific
buyer: H&Q Korea
H&Q Korea is a pioneer in the development of Korea's private equity industry and is one of the top private equity managers in the country. Specialized in mid-market transactions in Korea H&Q Korea has raised 3 country-specific funds since 2005 with a total committed capital of KRW1.2 trillion. "
target parent: Monster Worldwide, Inc.
target: JobKorea Co., Ltd.
JobKorea is the premier online career resource in South Korea. Founded in 1996 JobKorea was one of the first to offer online recruiting advertising services. Today the service has 11 million registered members and 2.8 million listed companies.
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closed 7/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

The Search Party, acquired JobAdvisor Pty Limited

synopsis: Online recruitment marketplace The Search Party has acquired employer reviews website JobAdvisor, adding to its competencies as it readies for its next overseas expansion.
buyer: The Search Party
The Search Party is a data science-enabled recruitment marketplace that makes hiring faster, easier and more effective for employers, job seekers and recruiters alike. "
target: JobAdvisor Pty Limited
JobAdvisor Pty Limited owns and operates an employer review platform that enables job seekers to check employer reviews.
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Navent Group, purchased Real Estate and Job Assets from Dridco S.A.

synopsis: Navent, a major Latin American classifieds company, confirmed to the AIM Group it has bought Dridco’s real estate and jobs assets in the region, adding scale to its growing businesses in South America. Dridco is a Latin- American technology company that owns a portfolio of e-commerce sites.
buyer: Navent Group
Navent is a major Latin American classifieds company that owns websites for job searching and real estate in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Venezuela. "
seller: Dridco S.A.
Dridco is a Latin- American technology company that owns a portfolio of e-commerce sites, including ZonaProp in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico, as well as ZonaJobs in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela.
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Dice Holdings, Inc., acquired Ontargetjobs.com

synopsis: Dice Holdings, Inc. is expanding its online recruiting business by acquiring onTargetjobs®, including recruiting sites HEALTHeCAREERS™ and Hcareers. Dice Holdings is a provider of specialized websites for professional communities, including technology and engineering, financial services, energy, healthcare, hospitality and security clearance.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: Dice Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DHX:$198.83)
Dice Holdings, Inc. is a leading provider of specialized websites and career fairs for select professional communities. They help their customers source and hire the most qualified professionals and provide those professionals with the best job opportunities in their respective fields. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: Ontargetjobs.com
onTargetjobs is the parent company of BioSpace.com, Hcareers.com, HEALTHeCAREERS.com, MedHunters.com, JobLoft.com and CareerBank.com, providing online career services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, hospitality, restaurant, healthcare, accounting and finance markets.
price ($mm)
$50
rev ($mm)
$38
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/2/2013 via BNC Analysis

StepStone AS., will acquire Saongroup

synopsis: Stepstone, a leading provider of online recruitment services and solutions, is to buy the bulk of the assets of Saongroup, one of the the fastest growing online recruitment company in the world owned by Denis O’Brien and Leslie Buckley.
buyer parent: Axel Springer Verlag AG
buyer: StepStone AS.
StepStone is a leading provider of online recruitment services and solutions. StepStone is also a provider of online services and on-demand e-recruitment software solutions. Thousands of companies use StepStone's products and services to help them recruit qualified staff globally. "
target: Saongroup
Saongroup is one of the fastest growing online companies in the world, with offices in 19 countries across 4 continents. It operates online recruitment websites for recruiters and career seekers in Ireland, the United Kingdom, Europe, China, South Africa, Africa, Central America and the Caribbean.
price ($mm)
$54
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/31/2013 via Market Wire

Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc., will acquire Jobboom inc.

synopsis: Mediagrif Interactive Technologies, a leading provider in e-commerce solutions, and Quebecor Media have reached a definitive agreement whereby Mediagrif will acquire Jobboom on June 1st 2013. Jobboom is a Quebec leader in online recruitment and an expert in labour market intelligence.
buyer: Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. (TSX:MDF:$60.07)
Mediagrif Interactive Technologies Inc. delivers innovative e-commerce solutions to businesses. Its web platforms enable clients to find, purchase and sell products, exchange information, gain access to business opportunities and manage supply chain collaboration with greater speed and efficiency. "
target parent: Quebecor Inc.
target: Jobboom inc.
Jobboom is a Quebec leader in online recruitment and an expert in labour market intelligence. Its mission is to match the needs and aspirations of employers, jobseekers, students and freelancers, and to help its members achieve and exceed their objectives.
price ($mm)
$63
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/15/2012 via GlobeNewswire

Alma Media Oyj, purchased Eastern European job portal assets from A&N Media Limited

synopsis: Alma Media acquired the Eastern European job portal assets of A&N Media Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of Daily Mail and General Trust Plc. The largest of the acquired assets is Profesia s.r.o., which is the dominant recruitment service provider in Slovakia and also operates challenger job portals in the Czech Republic and Hungary.
buyer: Alma Media Oyj (HLSE:ALMA:$274.24)
Alma Media is specialized in newspapers, online media and other internet services. Its best-known products are the Aamulehti, Iltalehti, Kauppalehti and Etuovi.com. Alma Media employs approximately 3,000 professionals. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: A&N Media Limited
A&N Media Limited operates as a multi-channel media company in the United Kingdom. It publishes newspapers and Websites, as well as provides television and mobile services to reach adult population in the United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/9/2012 via Company Press Release

Doostang, Inc., acquired Jobfox

synopsis: Doostang International, one of the largest employment networks for young business professionals, announced the acquisition of Jobfox’s assets, a leading job networking site with over 9 Million members.
buyer parent: Universum AB
buyer: Doostang, Inc.
Doostang is an exclusive online career network that connects elite professionals with the most prestigious jobs. Nearly a million young professionals from top universities and business schools are members of Doostang. "
target: Jobfox
Jobfox was founded in 2005 by Rob McGovern, the founder and former CEO of CareerBuilder.com. Jobfox combines the power of networking with skills-matching technology to connect job seekers directly with employers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/25/2012 via

Recruit Co., Ltd, will acquire Indeed

synopsis: Indeed announced that it will be acquired by Recruit Co. Ltd, a leading provider of integrated HR and information services based in Japan. The acquisition enables Indeed, the most visited job site in the world, to continue its rapid expansion while benefiting from Recruit’s reach and resources.
buyer: Recruit Co., Ltd (TSE:6098:$22,669.40)
Recruit Co. is a leading human resources and information services company. HR services include temporary staffing, permanent placement, recruitment advertising, consulting, assessment and training. "
target: Indeed
Job seekers can search millions of jobs on the web or mobile in over 50 countries. More than 80 million people each month search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies on Indeed, and Indeed is the #1 source of external hires for thousands of companies.
price ($mm)
$750
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/14/2012 via PR Newswire

KleanJobs, will acquire CleanTechRecruits

synopsis: KleanJobs.com, a leading green jobs search engine and provider of related services, announced its acquisition of the largest green job site, CleanTechRecruits. The acquisition expands KleanJobs.com reach to a broader and wider-ranging group of jobs and prospects, as well as making available its growing range of employment-related services.
buyer: KleanJobs
Headquartered in Palm Desert, CA, KleanJobs is a leading provider of green job opportunities for people with broad-based knowledge in sustainability, clean energy, clean tech, and other green economy skills, as well as for employers with job openings in the renewables field. "
target: CleanTechRecruits
CleanTechRecruits is one of the largest green job search sites. It posts green jobs in clean technology products and services, including energy management, sustainability, and careers related to accounting for and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/25/2012 via PR Newswire

CareerBuilder, Inc., acquired Top Language Jobs

synopsis: CareerBuilder, the leader in human capital solutions, continues to grow its European business with the acquisition of Top Language Jobs (TLJ), the leading global online jobsite for multi-language jobs and candidates. TLJ operates more than 40 sites in 25 countries across Europe and in the U.S.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: CareerBuilder, Inc.
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset - their people. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States, with more than 24 million visitors, 1 million jobs and 45 million resumes. "
target: Top Language Jobs
Top Language Jobs is Europe's No. 1 specialist language recruitment job portal. They operate the largest global network of Job Boards dedicated to multilingual job seekers looking for work internationally.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

StepStone ASA, acquired Totaljobs Group

synopsis: StepStone, a leading provider of online recruitment services and solutions, has acquired Totaljobs Group, the biggest online recruitment business in the UK. Totaljobs Group is comprised of seven job sites, which between them carry over 300,000 jobs, attracting over 3.3 million jobseekers every month.
buyer parent: Axel Springer Verlag AG
buyer: StepStone ASA
StepStone is a leading provider of online recruitment services and solutions. StepStone is also a provider of online services and on-demand e-recruitment software solutions. Thousands of companies use StepStone's products and services to help them recruit qualified staff globally. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Totaljobs Group
Totaljobs Group is comprised of 7 job sites, which between them carry over 300,000 jobs, attracting over 3.3 million jobseekers every month. Its sites are: Totaljobs.com, CareerStructure.com, caterer.com, catererglobal.com, Salestarget.co.uk, RetailChoice.com and CWJobs.co.uk.
price ($mm)
$173
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/13/2011 via PR Newswire

CareerBuilder, Inc., will acquire JobScout24

synopsis: CareerBuilder, the global leader in human capital solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire JobScout24, a major job board in Germany with more than 3.36 million users and more than 250,000 jobs. Operating on the CareerBuilder platform, JobScout24.de will serve as another point where employers and job seekers can connect.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: CareerBuilder, Inc.
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset - their people. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States, with more than 24 million visitors, 1 million jobs and 40 million resumes. "
target parent: Deutsche Telekom
target: JobScout24
The online job board JobScout24 provides more than 250,000 job offers of renowned companies to about 3.36 million users per month. JobScout24 supports employees throughout their entire career with numerous services related to job search and to the application process.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/12/2011 via PR Newswire

Universum AB, acquired Doostang, Inc.

synopsis: Universum Development, mother company to Universum Group, the global leader in Employer Branding, announced the acquisition of Doostang, the leading global career networking platform for young professionals. Doostang is one of the largest career networking platforms for young business professionals in the world, with over 900,000 members.
buyer: Universum AB
Universum AB, founded in 1988, is the global world leader in Employer Branding research, consulting, and media productions. They have offices in 10 countries and conducts research in over 40, in close collaboration with the top universities of the world. "
target: Doostang, Inc.
Doostang is an exclusive online career network that connects elite professionals with the most prestigious jobs. Nearly a million young professionals from top universities and business schools are members of Doostang.
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