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International Society for Technology in Education, will acquire EdSurge

synopsis: The International Society for Technology in Education, the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching, will acquire EdSurge, a leading education news organization that reports on the people, ideas and technologies that shape the future of learning.
buyer: International Society for Technology in Education
The International Society for Technology in Education is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education. "
target: EdSurge
EdSurge is a leading education news organization that reports on the people, ideas and technologies that shape the future of learning. Through their work, they aim to help educators, entrepreneurs and policymakers be part of the complex conversations about the evolving learning environments.
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announced 8/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Education Advisory Board

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm, will acquire the The Advisory Board Company's education business, including Royall & Company. The Advisory Board Company is a distinctive provider of research, technology and consulting to health care organizations and education institutions
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners invests in software, data and technology-enabled organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies’ realizing their full potential. "
target parent: The Advisory Board Company
target: Education Advisory Board
EAB, the education business of The Advisory Board Company, is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology and services to improve the performance of more than 1,200 educational institutions.
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closed 10/30/2006 via BusinessWire

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

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

Nelnet, Inc., acquired CUnet LLC

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

Smile.Media Ltd., acquired Nirshamim Lelimudim Ltd.

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

Monster Worldwide, Inc., acquired PWP, LLC

synopsis: Monster Worldwide, Inc. announced that it has acquired PWP, LLC. PWP, a leading publisher of directory websites in the educational field, will be integrated into Monster Worldwide's Internet Advertising and Fees business segment, alongside FastWeb, Monsterlearning, and other online media and education-related properties.
buyer: Monster Worldwide, Inc. (MWW:$634.99)
Monster Worldwide, Inc. parent company of Monster(R), the online employment solution, strives to bring people together to advance their lives. Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. "
target: PWP, LLC
PWP is a leading publisher of directory websites in the educational field. PWP owns thousands of education-related domain names and generates more than one hundred thousand 'student to school/college' referrals per month as well as having more than one million unique users per month.
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$1.13
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closed 4/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Kopernio

synopsis: Kopernio, an edtech platform for accessing academic journals, has been acquired by Clarivate Analytics, a research analytics software company. Based in the UK, Kopernio is an AI-powered platform for academics, students, and researchers to search available research papers online from major publishers and open source publishers.
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$964.58)
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target: Kopernio
Based in the UK, Kopernio is an edtech platform for accessing academic journals. Kopernio's AI-powered platform enables academics, students, and researchers to search available research papers online from major publishers and open source publishers.
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closed 7/29/2008 via Company Press Release

TSL Education Ltd., acquired Education Data Surveys

synopsis: TSL Education, publisher of the Times Educational Supplement and the Times Higher Education, has acquired Education Data Surveys. Education Data Surveys provides research and information about the education sector and is the leading provider of management information on the job market for classroom teachers and leaders in the education community.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners
buyer: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education. "
target: Education Data Surveys
Education Data Surveys provides research and information about the education sector and is the leading provider of management information on the job market for classroom teachers and leaders in the education community.
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closed 4/10/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Graduate Management Admission Council, acquired BusinessBecause

synopsis: The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC), a nonprofit association of leading global business schools, has acquired UK-based BusinessBecause, a company publishing online daily business school news, applicant advice and career inspiration for a global audience of future business leaders.
buyer: Graduate Management Admission Council
The Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) is a global, non-profit association of 223 leading graduate business schools. They advance the art and science of admissions by convening and representing the industry and offering best-in-class products and services for schools and students. "
target: BusinessBecause
UK-based BusinessBecause publishes online daily business school news, applicant advice and career inspiration for a global audience of future business leaders.
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closed 11/9/2017 via PR Newswire

Xello, acquired CASCAID Ltd.

synopsis: Xello, a leader in career development solutions, has acquired CASCAID from Loughborough University, one of Britain’s leading universities. CASCAID is a producer of careers information and guidance solutions. They provide impartial and independent high quality careers guidance tools which provide accurate and up-to-date information.
buyer: Xello
Xello, formerly Career Cruising, is a leader in career development solutions. Xello is an online program that helps anyone, anywhere in the world create a successful future through self-knowledge, exploration, and planning. Xello is used by over 20,000 institutions across North America. "
target parent: Loughborough University
target: CASCAID Ltd.
CASCAID is a producer of careers information and guidance solutions. They provide impartial and independent high quality careers guidance tools which provide accurate and up-to-date information. Their online products are used in guidance and educational organisations in the UK and internationally.
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closed 7/26/2007 via BusinessWire

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired Zuma, LLC

synopsis: PlattForm Holdings, Inc., a leading Internet marketing and enrollment solutions provider to the post-secondary education industry,has acquired Zuma, LLC. Zuma is the publisher of www.BeautySchoolsDirectory.com, a recruitment and enrollment lead generation company for the cosmetology school industry.
buyer parent: Arlington Capital Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm is a full-service marketing and advertising agency offering enrollment solutions for the education industry and the military. Since 1989, we have continued in our commitment to set the standard for excellence in these industries. "
target: Zuma, LLC
Zuma is the publisher of www.BeautySchoolsDirectory.com, a recruitment and enrollment lead generation company for the cosmetology school industry.
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closed 5/23/2006 via Company Press Release

Halyard Capital, acquired Educational Directories Unlimited, Inc.

synopsis: Halyard Capital, a New York-based private equity fund, announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Educational Directories Unlimited, Inc. (EDU) and committed a significant investment to accelerate the Company's current growth and market leading position.
buyer: Halyard Capital
Halyard is a private equity fund with $350 million of capital under management focused on investing in media, communications and business services companies. The Fund specializes in middle-market leveraged buyouts, growth equity and structured equity investments. "
target: Educational Directories Unlimited, Inc.
Educational Directories Unlimited (EDU) is a leading provider of online directories serving the higher education industry. The Company's industry leading Web sites include www.GradSchools.com, www.StudyAbroad.com and www.IIEPassport.org.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

SEEK Ltd., acquired Gradconnection

synopsis: Online jobs classifieds and services business SEEK has acquired graduate job marketplace GradConnection in a move to target young jobseekers finishing up their education. GradConnection connects university graduates with top employers since being founded in 2008.
buyer: SEEK Ltd. (SKLTF.PK:$936.33)
SEEK can help you achieve your career goals. We are Australia's most popular choice for advertisers searching for the right candidate, and job seekers looking for the right job. SEEK is owned and operated in Australia and also has offices across New Zealand and the UK. "
target: Gradconnection
GradConnection connects university graduates with top employers since being founded in 2008. GradConnection is one of the most successful graduate recruitment sites across Australia, South Africa, U.K., U.S., and Asia.
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closed 12/20/2018 via PR Newswire

Capp & Co. Limited, acquired Koru

synopsis: Capp & Co., a leader in strength-based talent assessment, announces that it has completed its acquisition of Koru Careers, Inc.'s predictive hiring business. With Koru's assessment of the Koru7™ Impact Skills and its predictive hiring platform, Capp is now able to assess a wider range of work-related strengths and predict the fit of job applicants.
buyer: Capp & Co. Limited
Capp & Co. designs new and better ways of assessing people. At the heart of their product offering is their 'Strengths' methodology' developed by their CEO Alex Linley, an expert in the field of Positive Psychology. Capp works with clients across the entire candidate and employee life cycle. "
target: Koru
Koru is the leader in predictive hiring based on what really drives performance. Based on the Koru7™Impact Skills and using its predictive hiring platform, Koru identifies the predictors of performance and develops models to assess fit of applicants in jobs.
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closed 8/7/2018 via BusinessWire

Symplicity Corporation, acquired Contratanet

synopsis: Symplicity Corporation, a provider of SaaS-based solutions for colleges and graduate school programs, has acquired Contratanet, a network of career portals for jobs and internships in Brazil. Contratanet connects higher education institutions, companies, candidates and portal partners to bring together quality opportunities and professionals.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Symplicity Corporation
Symplicity sells SaaS-based solutions to over 1,200 colleges and graduate school programs that help manage all aspects of a student’s life on campus, including career services, academics, behavioral intervention, and student conduct. "
target: Contratanet
Contratanet is the largest integrated network of job portals for jobs and internships in Brazil. Their technology connects higher education institutions, companies, candidates and portal partners to bring together quality opportunities and professionals.
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closed 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

AlmaMapper, acquired VibrantMinds Technologies

synopsis: Ahmedabad-based AlmaMapper, a free utility platform that connects teachers, campuses and students, has acquired VibrantMinds Technologies, a company that operates a recruitment platform which helps employers and candidates to connect with each other. They provide services such as campus hiring, talent evaluation, and resume building.
buyer: AlmaMapper
Ahmedabad-based AlmaMapper is a free utility platform that connects teachers, campuses and students. The utilities it provides include discovery of campuses, alumni, notes, courses, events, jobs and internships to more than 800,000 students registered on the platform. "
target: VibrantMinds Technologies
VibrantMinds Technologies operates a recruitment platform which helps employers and candidates to connect with each other. They provide services such as campus hiring, talent evaluation, and resume building. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Pune, India.
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announced 2/17/2017 via PR Newswire

WayUp, will acquire LookSharp

synopsis: WayUp and Looksharp announced a definitive agreement for WayUp to acquire Looksharp. The acquisition will create the most advanced job marketplace that will help every college student and recent grad find the right job or internship. LookSharp helps every student launch their career and helps employers discover the best talent.
buyer: WayUp
WayUp is the leading online job marketplace exclusively for U.S. college students and recent grads. Launched in September 2014, WayUp is the only site where employers can post a job to a targeted (and filtered) audience of students at any U.S. college. "
target: LookSharp
LookSharp helps every student launch their career and helps employers discover the best talent. LookSharp allows employers to access in-depth college hiring resources, post internships and entry-level jobs, and search the online profiles of over half a million students to find the best talent.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Aspiring Minds, acquired LetsIntern Career Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Gurgaon-based skills assessment company Aspiring Minds has acquired LetsIntern.com, a web and mobile platform to discover internships. The LetsIntern platform, run by Letsintern Career Solutions Pvt Ltd, has a network of 4 million students and more than 22,000 organisations.
buyer: Aspiring Minds
Aspiring Minds offers employability assessments, connecting talent, talent benchmarking and analytics to information technology, small & medium enterprises, hospitality, banking, financial services and insurance, knowledge process outsourcing and information technology enabled services. "
target: LetsIntern Career Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Founded in 2010, LetsIntern is a web and mobile platform where all forms of student opportunities (Internships, Virtual Internships, Brand Evangelists, Volunteer Opportunities, Tasks and Full time jobs) are facilitated through meaningful connections with organizations.
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closed 7/8/2015 via Company Press Release

CharityVillage Ltd., acquired Talent Egg Inc.

synopsis: CharityVillage, Canada’s leading online resource and job board for the nonprofit sector announced that they have acquired TalentEgg, Canada’s leading job board and online career resource for students and recent graduates.
buyer: CharityVillage Ltd.
CharityVillage is Canada’s leading online resource and job board for the nonprofit sector. CharityVillage is visited over 9 million times each year and its pages are viewed 60 million times. "
target: Talent Egg Inc.
TalentEgg is Canada's leading job board and online career website for students and recent graduates. For an employer or educator looking to reach students and recent graduates, there is no better place to broadcast recruitment messages.
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closed 10/2/2014 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Internships.com

synopsis: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG), the Student Hub, announced it has acquired Internships.com, a division of CareerArc Group LLC. The world's largest student-focused internship marketplace, Internships.com, will add 2 million registered students, 380 university relationships, and 90,000 internships from 60,000 companies to the Chegg Career Center.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$361.18)
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 parent: CareerArc Group
target: Internships.com
Internships.com is the world's largest student-focused internship marketplace. Internships.com provides a wide variety of interactive, world-class tools and services to enable every student, employer and educator to better understand and optimize internship opportunities.
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announced 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

International Society for Technology in Education, will acquire EdSurge

synopsis: The International Society for Technology in Education, the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching, will acquire EdSurge, a leading education news organization that reports on the people, ideas and technologies that shape the future of learning.
buyer: International Society for Technology in Education
The International Society for Technology in Education is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education. "
target: EdSurge
EdSurge is a leading education news organization that reports on the people, ideas and technologies that shape the future of learning. Through their work, they aim to help educators, entrepreneurs and policymakers be part of the complex conversations about the evolving learning environments.
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announced 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

International Society for Technology in Education, will acquire EdSurge

synopsis: The International Society for Technology in Education, the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching, will acquire EdSurge, a leading education news organization that reports on the people, ideas and technologies that shape the future of learning.
buyer: International Society for Technology in Education
The International Society for Technology in Education is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education. "
target: EdSurge
EdSurge is a leading education news organization that reports on the people, ideas and technologies that shape the future of learning. Through their work, they aim to help educators, entrepreneurs and policymakers be part of the complex conversations about the evolving learning environments.
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