Like Gridiron Bash, LLC

announced 8/21/2008 via BusinessWire

College Tonight, Inc., will acquire Gridiron Bash, LLC

synopsis: College Tonight announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Gridiron Bash, LLC (GB). Gridiron Bash™ is a series of colossal celebrations tied to spring football games at top tier Division 1 campuses across the country.
buyer parent: SIMEX Technologies, Inc.
buyer: College Tonight, Inc.
College Tonight is a social networking and marketing platform, which is designed to promote actual social interactivity among college students. Due to the mobile nature of the site, the service's design is also structured for the mobile user, focusing on nightlife events and social opportunities. "
target: Gridiron Bash, LLC
Manhattan-based Gridiron Bash LLC builds and develops cutting-edge sports and entertainment properties with the purpose of connecting consumers, brands and media.
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announced 12/21/2018 via Company Press Release

Crea Holdings, will acquire Tlarock Entertainment Inc.

synopsis: Crea Holdings, a company that engages in the construction business, will be acquiring Tlarock Entertainment, a company that engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
buyer: Crea Holdings (TSE:1757:$24.41)
Based in Japan, Crea Holdings engages in the construction business. Through the urban development, housing construction, sales, remodeling, real estate, eating and drinking, advertising, cosmetic, and automobile related business, they want to achieve compatibility in housing and living environments."
target: Tlarock Entertainment Inc.
Based in Japan, Tlarock Entertainment engages in event planning and management. They offer management of athletes, event planning and management in sports, event planning and operation in music, and sponsorships.
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closed 8/22/2007 via PR Newswire

SportsQuest, Inc., acquired Lextra Management Group, Inc.

synopsis: SportsQuest, Inc. has closed its acquisition of substantially all the operating assets of Lextra Management Group, Inc. SportsQuest intends to contribute the acquired assets as equity to a new wholly-owned subsidiary of SportsQuest after the closing.
buyer: SportsQuest, Inc. (ARBK:$0.00)
SportsQuest, Inc. (formally Air Brook Airport Express) is a vertically integrated sports and entertainment marketing and management company, engaged in owning and operating sports entities and their support companies; publicly traded under the stock symbol ARBK. "
target: Lextra Management Group, Inc.
LMG is one of the nation's premier Hi-Profile Executive Concierge & Event Management companies. LMG handles all aspects in facilitating attendance at any corporate or private event, as well as major sporting events; domestically or internationally.
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closed 2/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Outside, acquired athleteReg

synopsis: Pocket Outdoor Media, the world's leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences, announced the acquisition of athleteReg, one of the world’s largest event registration platforms serving runners, triathletes, cyclists, and skiers. They are a trusted resource, used by thousands of events and racers across the country.
buyer: Outside
Outside is the world’s leading creator of active lifestyle content and experiences. Across web, print, podcast, social, video, and TV, their brands reach 70 million of the most active and influential consumers in the world every month. "
target: athleteReg
athleteReg is one of the world’s largest event registration platforms serving runners, triathletes, cyclists, and skiers. They are a trusted resource, used by thousands of events and racers across the country.
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closed 10/29/2015 via BNC Analysis

High Five Events, acquired Conley Sports Productions

synopsis: High Five Events, an event production company owned and operated by Dan Carroll, Stacy Keese and Jack Murray, acquired Conley Sports Productions. The company produces high quality running events in Texas including its premier event, the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon presented by Freescale.
buyer: High Five Events
High Five Events has almost 45 years of event management experience ranging from 20,000 person 10k running events to concerts featuring well known artists. "
target: Conley Sports Productions
Conley Sports Productions, LLC produces high quality running events in Texas including its premier event, the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon presented by Freescale. With over 20 years of event management and production experience, Conley Sports is on the leading edge of the Texas racing scene.
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announced 6/29/2009 via Company Press Release

GL Events, will acquire Alice Evénements SAS

synopsis: GL events has signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the acquisition of Alice Events, a leader in its sector in France. Alice comes to events of major accounts for the organization of corporate events, consumer transactions and business tourism.
buyer: GL Events (ENXTPA:GLO:$1,166.07)
GL events is an integrated group offering a complete range of event industry solutions divided into three major segments: venue management and event Organisation, and integrated Services for trade fairs, conventions and events. "
target: Alice Evénements SAS
Alice Evénements SAS offers tourism services. The agency also organizes trade fairs in the areas of real estate and motorbikes and rally-raids, Tunisia and Morocco.
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closed 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Motorsport.com, acquired Virtually Entertained Limited

synopsis: Motorsport Network’s strategic push into the rapidly growing esport sector gained extra momentum with the acquisition of a market-leading specialist business, Virtually Entertained, that operates a portfolio of esports services spanning the complete range of capabilities required to deliver motor racing esports events.
buyer: Motorsport.com (MSGM:$19.05)
Motorsport Network’s technology & distinct brands distinguish their content & services to help them engage motorsport & auto fans. They connect this universe with television, digital content, live events, ecommerce, gaming & social networking to unify people with a passion for all things automotive."
target: Virtually Entertained Limited
Virtually Entertained is a specialist event company, focusing on delivering esports events to the end client. They operate a portfolio of esports services spanning the complete range of capabilities required to deliver motor racing esports events.
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closed 2/23/2010 via BusinessWire

Stratus Media Group, Inc., acquired ProElite, Inc.

synopsis: Stratus Media Group, Inc. a live entertainment company, announced that it has acquired a 95% interest in ProElite, Inc., a sports, entertainment and media company that has produced arena-based mixed martial arts (MMA) events.
buyer: Stratus Media Group, Inc. (SMDI:$0.04)
Stratus Media Group is an owner, operator and marketer of live entertainment and sporting events. The company is primarily focused on internal growth and acquisitions within the live entertainment-related market -- including action sports, automotive shows, and college sports. "
target: ProElite, Inc.
ProElite, Inc. historically has delivered exciting entertainment experiences in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) with live arena-based entertainment events, cable television programming on Showtime Networks and community-driven interactive broadband entertainment via the Internet.
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closed 3/11/2008 via BusinessWire

MaxxAthlete, acquired VisionSports

synopsis: MaxxAthlete, the leading digital media company dedicated to grassroots sports, announced today that it has acquired the assets of VisionSports.
buyer: MaxxAthlete
MaxxAthlete is the leading event management and digital media company dedicated to serving the grassroots sports marketplace. The company’s online community changes the industry’s business paradigm by providing a central repository for youth sports content. "
target: VisionSports
VisionSports, based in Houston, is the industry’s leading grassroots sports event management company and operator of six of the premier amateur basketball tournaments in the U.S.
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announced 11/28/2018 via PR Newswire

Civilized, will acquire The 420 Games

synopsis: Civilized Worldwide Inc, a Canadian media and lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture, will acquire The 420 Games, a North American athletic events company that advocates the responsible use of cannabis. The 420 Games provides a series of active lifestyle events, including a 4.20 mile run, yoga, flag football, and more.
buyer: Civilized
Based in Canada, Civilized is a premium media and lifestyle brand that embraces and highlights modern cannabis culture, reflecting the millions of adults who choose to enjoy cannabis as a part of a balanced lifestyle. "
target: The 420 Games
The 420 Games is a North American athletic events company that advocates the responsible use of cannabis. The company aims to de-stigmatize the millions who use cannabis in a healthy lifestyle. Their series of active lifestyle events include a 4.20 mile run, yoga, flag football, and more.
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closed 8/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd., acquired Playmonks

synopsis: Silly Monks, a digital media entertainment firm in India, has acquired a 51% stake in Playmonks, a sports marketing management company in India. Playmonks specializes in sporting events management, marketing and sponsorship, and sports celebrity management.
buyer: Silly Monks Entertainment Ltd. (NSEI:SILLYMONKS:$1.71)
Silly Monks is a digital media entertainment firm in India. Silly Monks creates interesting and innovative content, including videos, music, and movie based entertainment. Silly Monks is also one of the largest YouTube multi channel networks in India. "
target: Playmonks
Playmonks is a sports marketing management company in India. Playmonks specializes in sporting events management, marketing and sponsorship, and sports celebrity management. The company has successfully organized various major sports events across India.
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closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Not Just Events, acquired Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon

synopsis: Not Just Events, an event management company in New Zealand, has acquired the Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon, a running event in New Zealand. The Vineyard Half offers a weekend of challenge and reward in the wine region of Marlborough. The event features 21.1km and 12km courses where race entrants can choose to run, walk or do a hybrid of both.
buyer: Not Just Events
Not Just Events is an event management company in New Zealand. Not Just Events specalises in sporting events and covers all facets of event management. The company manages the Christchurge Airport Marathon, Le Race, Festival of Cycling, and the Elite National Road Championships. "
target: Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon
The Saint Clair Vineyard Half Marathon is a running event in New Zealand. The Vineyard Half offers an unforgettable weekend of challenge and reward in the wine region of Marlborough. The event features 21.1km and 12km courses where race entrants can choose to run, walk or do a hybrid of both.
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announced 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ironman, will purchase Four Events from Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd.

synopsis: The IRONMAN Group has signed an agreement to acquire four mass-participation events from Australia's Nine’s events and entertainment division, including the world’s largest fun run, The Sun-Herald City2Surf. In addition, the acquisition will include The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, Melbourne Corporate Triathlon and Carman’s Women’s Fun Run.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Ironman
As Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN 70.3 Triathlon Series, 5150 Triathlon Series, the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series, Iron Girl, IRONKIDS, and more. "
seller: Nine Entertainment Co. Pty Ltd. (ASX:NEC:$1,558.70)
The Sun-Herald City2Surf, the world’s largest fun run, The Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, Melbourne Corporate Triathlon and Carman’s Women’s Fun Run are mass-participation events operating in Australia owned by Nine Entertainment, an Australian multi-faceted media company.
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closed 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd., acquired PSP Media Group

synopsis: DC Thomson Media, one of the leading media organisations in the UK, has acquired PSP Media, a UK-based publisher and event specialist that focuses on golf. PSP Media publishes golf magazines, golf newspapers, and golf society guides. The group also operates the Scottish Golf Show and the Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show.
buyer: D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd.
DC Thomson is a private company and one of the leading media organisations in the UK. It is headquartered in Dundee, Scotland. The company publishes newspapers, magazines and books and has diversified into new media, digital technology, retail, radio and television through investment interests. "
target: PSP Media Group
PSP Media Group is a UK-based publisher and event specialist that focuses on golf. PSP Media publishes golf magazines, golf newspapers, and golf society guides. The group also operates the Scottish Golf Show, the Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Pursuits Show, and other events.
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closed 2/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

American Media Inc., acquired Adventure Sports Network

synopsis: National Enquirer publisher American Media has acquired TEN: Publishing’s Adventure Sports Network, a group of 14 action sports brands, including Bike, Powder and Surfer magazines as well as the Dew Tour event series.
buyer: American Media Inc.
American Media, Inc. (AMI) owns and operates the leading print and digital celebrity and active lifestyle media brands in the United States. AMI's titles include National Enquirer, Star, OK!, Us Weekly, Globe, National Examiner, Men's Fitness, Muscle & Fitness, Flex and Muscle & Fitness Hers. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: Adventure Sports Network
Adventure Sports Network is a group of 14 action sports brands, including Bike, Powder and Surfer magazines as well as the Dew Tour event series. The Dew Tour is an innovative contest series and content platform for extreme sports.
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closed 9/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sportair, acquired Like That Events Agency

synopsis: Eurovet has acquired event planning agency Like That to revitalise its sport-focused trade shows, which are managed under the Sportair business division. Like That is a French event planning agency. They create events about snowboarding and freeskiing, such as the High Five Festival, Kumi Yama, and the Rock On Snowboard Tour.
buyer parent: Eurovet
buyer: Sportair
Sportair, a subsidiary of Eurovet, is an organizer of professional events dedicated to sports. Sportair is the French leader for sports textiles and equipment trade shows - with a focus on Outdoor, Ski, Snowboard, Surf, Running, Cycling. "
target: Like That Events Agency
Like That is a French event planning agency. They create events about snowboarding and freeskiing, such as the High Five Festival, Kumi Yama, and the Rock On Snowboard Tour.
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closed 6/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Infront Sports & Media AG, acquired XLETIX GmbH

synopsis: Infront, a Swedish sports marketing company, has acquired XLETIX, a leading European obstacle course event organizer. XLETIX manages the XLETIX Challenge and the women only Muddy Angel Run. The XLETIX Challenge is the biggest obstacle course event series in the German-speaking market, with up to 15,000 people participating per event.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Infront Sports & Media AG
Infront is a Swedish sports marketing company managing a comprehensive portfolio of top properties. Infront covers all aspects of successful sporting events, including the distribution of media rights, sponsorship, media production, event operation and digital solutions. "
target: XLETIX GmbH
XLETIX is a leading European obstacle course event organizer. The company manages the XLETIX Challenge and the women only Muddy Angel Run. The XLETIX Challenge is the biggest obstacle course event series in the German-speaking market, with up to 15,000 people participating per event.
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closed 5/29/2018 via BNC Analysis

Ironman, purchased Mass Participation Division from Titan Experience

synopsis: IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings Company, announced the acquisition of the Mass Participation Division of TITAN Experience, Ireland’s leading mass-participation, sponsorship and event-management companies. The Mass Participation division of Titan Experience provides event management services.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Ironman
A Wanda Sports Holdings company, IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN®70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock n’ Roll Marathon Series®, Iron Girl®, IRONKIDS®, and more. "
seller: Titan Experience
The Mass Participation division of Titan Experience provides event management services. The division has organized mass-participation athletic events in the UK and Ireland such as marathons and triathlons.
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closed 5/18/2018 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications, purchased The Running Event and Running Insight from Formula 4 Media

synopsis: Diversified has purchased The Running Event and its complementary digital magazine, Running Insight from Formula 4 Media, LLC. The Running Event is an exhibition and conference that serves the growing running and fitness market in the U.S.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 14 industries. "
seller: Formula 4 Media
The Running Event is an exhibition and conference that serves the growing running and fitness market in the U.S. The Running Insight digital magazine provides the necessary year round content and marketing opportunities for running specialty and multi-sport retailers.
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closed 9/20/2017 via Company Press Release

Ironman, acquired Perskindol Swiss Epic

synopsis: IRONMAN, an operator of a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN Triathlon Series, road cycling events and other multisport races, has acquired the Perskindol Swiss Epic, a six-day mountain bike stage race in the Valais, Switzerland. The Perskindol Swiss Epic takes place every year in September and attracts riders from all continents.
buyer parent: Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
buyer: Ironman
IRONMAN operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN Triathlon Series, road cycling events and other multisport races. Beginning as a single race, IRONMAN has grown to become a global sensation with more than 260 events across 44 countries. "
target: Perskindol Swiss Epic
Perskindol Swiss Epic is a six-day mountain bike stage race in the Valais, Switzerland, held for the first time in 2014. The stage race takes place every year in September and attracts riders from all continents. Over 500 professional and amateur riders from 30 nations participate in the race.
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announced 8/21/2008 via BusinessWire

College Tonight, Inc., will acquire Gridiron Bash, LLC

synopsis: College Tonight announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Gridiron Bash, LLC (GB). Gridiron Bash™ is a series of colossal celebrations tied to spring football games at top tier Division 1 campuses across the country.
buyer parent: SIMEX Technologies, Inc.
buyer: College Tonight, Inc.
College Tonight is a social networking and marketing platform, which is designed to promote actual social interactivity among college students. Due to the mobile nature of the site, the service's design is also structured for the mobile user, focusing on nightlife events and social opportunities. "
target: Gridiron Bash, LLC
Manhattan-based Gridiron Bash LLC builds and develops cutting-edge sports and entertainment properties with the purpose of connecting consumers, brands and media.
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announced 8/21/2008 via BusinessWire

College Tonight, Inc., will acquire Gridiron Bash, LLC

synopsis: College Tonight announced that it has signed a letter of intent to acquire Gridiron Bash, LLC (GB). Gridiron Bash™ is a series of colossal celebrations tied to spring football games at top tier Division 1 campuses across the country.
buyer parent: SIMEX Technologies, Inc.
buyer: College Tonight, Inc.
College Tonight is a social networking and marketing platform, which is designed to promote actual social interactivity among college students. Due to the mobile nature of the site, the service's design is also structured for the mobile user, focusing on nightlife events and social opportunities. "
target: Gridiron Bash, LLC
Manhattan-based Gridiron Bash LLC builds and develops cutting-edge sports and entertainment properties with the purpose of connecting consumers, brands and media.
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closed 11/29/2007 via PR Newswire

SIMEX Technologies, Inc., merged with College Tonight, Inc.

synopsis: College Tonight, Inc., the evolution of collegiate social networking, announced today the completion of its merger with Simex Technologies, Inc. College Tonight is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Simex, whose common stock is traded on the pink sheets.
buyer: SIMEX Technologies, Inc.
SIMEX Technologies, Inc. operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries Remote Business, Inc. (RBI) and SIMEX Digital Solutions, Inc. (SIMEX Digital). RBI is engaged in the design, installation, servicing and monitoring of digital surveillance security systems for business and industry. "
target: College Tonight, Inc.
College Tonight is a social networking and marketing platform, which is designed to promote actual social interactivity among college students. Due to the mobile nature of the site, the service's design is also structured for the mobile user, focusing on nightlife events and social opportunities.
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closed 6/30/2021 via Company Press Release

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Involvio

synopsis: Cisco has completed the acquisition of Involvio LLC, a New York-based software company and leading student experience platform. They offer a suite of education-focused products that help colleges and universities improve student experience, engagement, and retention.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$48,846.00)
Cisco System's hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible. Cisco designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. "
target: Involvio
Involvio LLC is a New York-based software company and leading student experience platform. They offer a suite of education-focused products that help colleges and universities improve student experience, engagement, and retention.
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closed 7/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hike, acquired Pulse (InstaLively)

synopsis: Hike Messenger, a free messaging app that has exchanged over 80 billion messages and has over 100 million users, has acquired Pulse, a social networking app that provides millennials with a full-screen visual streaming experience of colleges around them. Pulse allows users to create & consume engaging localized content relevant to them.
buyer: Hike
hike is a free messaging app. With hike, messaging has never been simpler. Message friends on hike globally and also message those friends who don't have hike installed. The app has over 100 million users. Users have spent over 120 minutes on the app and have exchanged over 40 billion messages. "
target: Pulse (InstaLively)
Pulse is a social networking app that provides millennials with a full-screen visual streaming experience of colleges around them. The app enables users to stay connected with their college and school communities. It allows them to create & consume engaging localized content relevant to them.
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closed 10/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

GroupThreads Inc, acquired oneGreek Inc

synopsis: GroupThreads, the Austin-based startup making collegiate apparel, has acquired oneGreek, a social network exclusively for collegiate fraternity and sorority members. Financial terms weren't disclosed. By acquiring oneGreek and its mobile app, GroupThreads has a wider reach within fraternity and sorority communities.
buyer: GroupThreads Inc
GroupThreads sell tens of thousands of customized apparel and accessories, but their true product is our proprietary web platform. their platform and process addresses the major pain points of buying apparel or bells and whistles in an organization and lets groups move their entire process online. "
target: oneGreek Inc
oneGreek Inc operates a social network for collegiate fraternity and sorority members to accelerate the growth of their business. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Tucson, Arizona.
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closed 11/29/2007 via PR Newswire

SIMEX Technologies, Inc., merged with College Tonight, Inc.

synopsis: College Tonight, Inc., the evolution of collegiate social networking, announced today the completion of its merger with Simex Technologies, Inc. College Tonight is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Simex, whose common stock is traded on the pink sheets.
buyer: SIMEX Technologies, Inc.
SIMEX Technologies, Inc. operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries Remote Business, Inc. (RBI) and SIMEX Digital Solutions, Inc. (SIMEX Digital). RBI is engaged in the design, installation, servicing and monitoring of digital surveillance security systems for business and industry. "
target: College Tonight, Inc.
College Tonight is a social networking and marketing platform, which is designed to promote actual social interactivity among college students. Due to the mobile nature of the site, the service's design is also structured for the mobile user, focusing on nightlife events and social opportunities.
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closed 5/2/2018 via PR Web

Anjar Co. LLC & Becker Associates LLC, acquired FlockU

synopsis: Digital media company FlockU was acquired by Anjar Co. LLC & Becker Associates LLC, a consulting, licensing and brand management agency. FlockU operates a platform that allows “Flockers” on 1,110 college campuses to create edgy, unfiltered, personal stories and create and post videos. FlockU has published over 10,000 text and video stories.
buyer: Anjar Co. LLC & Becker Associates LLC
Anjar Co. LLC & Becker Associates LLC have licensed ~800 children's products and sold nearly $2 billion globally. Anjar & Becker Associates help commercialize IP, offering popular brands, patented products and proprietary concepts for global licensing and distribution. "
target: FlockU
FlockU is a digital and social hub for college students. FlockU owns and operates a platform that allows “Flockers” on 1,110 college campuses to create edgy, unfiltered, personal stories and create and post videos. FlockU has published over 10,000 text and video stories.
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closed 2/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Koofers, acquired Five College Websites

synopsis: Koofers has acquired the assets of five college media properties to augment its nationwide social learning network. The five properties acquired serve the student communities at Michigan State University, University of Georgia, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Middle Tennessee State University and Drexel University.
buyer: Koofers
Koofers is a social learning company transforming higher education through student-driven, intercollegiate collaboration. Founded in 2008, Koofers empowers students to help each other learn by providing open and free access to: course materials, class and professor ratings, study aids and more. "
target: Five College Websites
Five websites serving Michigan State University, University of Georgia, California State Polytechnic University, Middle Tennessee State University and Drexel University consist of over 100,000 professor reviews and ratings, 22 semesters of grade distribution data and 300,000 class discussions.
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closed 8/19/2010 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired CourseRank LLC

synopsis: Chegg.com, the number one online textbook rental company, announced that it has acquired CourseRank, the website that provides college students an easy and convenient way to create and share their course schedule, take classes with their friends, read and write reviews on classes and professors as well as find out how professors grade.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg.com is the number one online textbook rental company that has saved students on more than 6,400 campuses nationwide in excess of $240 million. Chegg.com offers students access to a growing catalog of more than 4.2 million titles, a variety of shipping options and free returns. "
target: CourseRank LLC
CourseRank's scheduling, planning and course review system guides students by arranging relevant course information in an easily accessible display where they can track their progress towards the goal of graduation, mapping courses taken, and grades received.
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closed 10/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Elluminate, Inc., acquired LearnCentral

synopsis: Elluminate, Inc., the leading provider web, audio, video and social networking solutions that support 21st century teaching, learning, and collaboration, announced that it has acquired Edtuit, the company that developed the Elluminate-sponsored LearnCentral™ social learning network.
buyer: Elluminate, Inc.
Elluminate, Inc. provides proven, best-in-class web, video, audio, and social networking solutions that support 21st century teaching, learning, and collaboration. Elluminate serves more than 600 million annual web-collaboration minutes to over 7 million teachers and students. "
target: LearnCentral
Edtuit are the developers of LearnCentral, the social learning network for education. LearnCentral combines asynchronous social networking and the ability to store, organize, and find educational resources with live, online meeting and collaboration.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

One Impression, acquired University Express

synopsis: One Impression, India's fastest growing influencer marketing platform, has acquired University Express, an Indian campus media platform that delivers university news and insightful columns. University Express provides engaging and useful content to students in the form of the latest campus news, conversations, opinions and meaningful stories.
buyer: One Impression
One Impression is India's fastest growing influencer marketing platform. One Impression helps brands collaborate with celebrities, influencers, thought leaders, content creators and more. Their platform offers a community of over 25,000 influencers that can help get ahead of their competition. "
target: University Express
Founded in 2012, University Express is an Indian campus media platform that delivers university news and insightful columns. University Express provides engaging and useful content to students in the form of the latest campus news, conversations, opinions and meaningful stories.
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closed 11/30/2016 via PR Newswire

Dean Drako, acquired LivingTree

synopsis: LivingTree, a K-12 family engagement platform provider, announced that Dean Drako, founder and former CEO of cybersecurity firm Barracuda Networks, has acquired the company. LivingTree's mission is to connect the people who raise, develop, and educate children.
buyer: Dean Drako
Dean Drako is a parallel entrepreneur, investor, and engineer. Drako is founder, president and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, delivering the first on-demand cloud based security and operations video management system (VMS) with both cloud and on-premise recording. "
target: LivingTree
Founded in 2012, LivingTree's mission is to connect the people who raise, develop, and educate children. LivingTree aims to include every member of the community regardless of preferred language or socio-economic status.
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closed 6/14/2016 via Market Wire

Brainly, acquired OpenStudy

synopsis: Brainly, the world's largest social learning community for students, announced that it has acquired the U.S.'s leading peer-to-peer study help platform, OpenStudy. OpenStudy democratizes academic help and offers an addictive experience through sophisticated game mechanics and analytics.
buyer: Brainly
Brainly is the place to learn, for students, by students. The world's largest social learning community, Brainly.com and the Brainly app bring high school and middle school students together to make learning outside the classroom highly engaging, effective and rewarding. "
target: OpenStudy
OpenStudy democratizes academic help and offers an addictive experience through sophisticated game mechanics and analytics. OpenStudy is a social learning network where students ask questions, give help, and connect with other students studying the same things.
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announced 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire TES Global

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners has announced an agreement to acquire Tes Global Group Ltd (“Tes”) from TPG. Tes supports and connects teachers and schools worldwide, helping them improve children’s lives through education. They host a digital community of 11.6m educators, who create and share-teaching resources downloaded up to a million times a day.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is a premier global asset management firm with $30 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence has invested in more than 180 companies and has become a leading equity investment firm. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: TES Global
TES Global is a digital education company. They are home to the world’s largest online community of teachers. They host a global marketplace where educators share and sell original teaching materials; Blendspace, a lesson-building product; and Wikispaces, an open classroom management platform.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wincourse, acquired Mappr Technologies Solution Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Delhi-based education technology firm Wincourse has acquired an 85 per cent stake in Mappr, a networking platform for schools. Mappr connects school administration, teachers, students and parents within and across schools. It allows teachers to give feedback on students’ progress and helps schools go digital.
buyer: Wincourse
Wincourse is an education technology firm run by Delhi-based DCS Certification Pvt. Ltd. Wincourse acts as a location-specific tutor aggregator, it grades tutors on the basis of feedback from former/present students and fellow teachers. "
target: Mappr Technologies Solution Pvt. Ltd.
Mappr Technologies Solutions Pvt. Ltd offers a social networking platform for students, teachers and parents. Teachers can create discussion groups with students and their parents, upload videos, take polls, besides other activities. It also allows parents to network with teachers.
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announced 7/8/2013 via PR Newswire

TPG Capital, will acquire TSL Education Ltd.

synopsis: TSL Education, the global digital education business is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by TPG Capital LLP. TSL Education Limited, a digital education company, owns and operates online platforms for teachers to share education resources.
buyer: TPG Capital
TPG Capital is a leading global private investment firm with $56.7 billion of capital under management. Founded in 1992, TPG specializes in recognizing value – or the potential for value – where others do not. "
target parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners
target: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education.
price ($mm)
$549
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closed 5/14/2007 via Company Press Release

Charterhouse Capital Partners, acquired TSL Education Ltd.

synopsis: TSL Education, the UK’s leading educational publisher, today announces that it has been acquired by Charterhouse Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum. Under the arrangement, the existing management team will be staying with the business to drive through TSL’s plans for growth.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse Capital Partners leads and invests in large European buy-outs and has been doing so since the early days of the buy-out market in the 1980's. We believe that our track record and experience combine to make us one of the most successful private equity firms in Europe. "
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education is the UK’s leading educational publisher, and produces the Times Educational Supplement, The Times Higher Education Supplement, and Nursery World Magazine. It also organises awards, conferences and exhibitions for the education sector through its TSL Events group.
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closed 10/3/2005 via BNC Analysis

Exponent Private Equity, acquired TSL Education Ltd.

synopsis: London-based buy-out firm Exponent Private Equity has acquired the TSL Education business from News International. TSL publishes business-to-business newspapers, magazines and websites for the UK education market, including the Times Educational Supplement, the Times Higher Educational Supplement and smaller titles such as Nursery World.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is a private equity firm that invests in UK headquartered businesses. They invest in successful companies with an enterprise value of between £75m-£350m. The firm does this by finding the right companies, identifying their potential and working with great people to develop them. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: 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.
price ($mm)
$413
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closed 8/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Intelius, Inc., acquired Classmates, Inc.

synopsis: Intelius Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, announced that it has completed a strategic investment in Classmates, Inc. Classmates operates the leading online high school reconnection social network in the United States.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Intelius, Inc.
Intelius is an information commerce company founded in 2003 that has become a leader in online people data, delivering comprehensive information about individuals, their histories and their connections to others. "
target parent: United Online, Inc.
target: Classmates, Inc.
Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Classmates operates the leading online social network service in the United States for bringing high school alumni together. Classmates serves over 70 million members and enables its users to find and reconnect with high school friends.
price ($mm)
$30
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$52
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0.6x
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closed 12/8/2010 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Cramster, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, the number one online textbook rental company, announced that it has acquired Pasadena-based Cramster, the leading social platform providing online homework help. The new service adds to Chegg's popular textbook rental and new course planning services.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg.com is the number one online textbook rental company that has saved students on more than 6,400 campuses nationwide in excess of $240 million. Chegg.com offers students access to a growing catalog of more than 4.2 million titles, a variety of shipping options and free returns. "
target: Cramster, Inc.
Cramster.com brings together students, educators and subject enthusiasts in an online study community. With around-the-clock expert help and a community of over 100,000 knowledgeable members, you can find the help you need, whenever you need it.
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closed 2/4/2009 via PE Hub

Alloy Media + Marketing, acquired Takkle, Inc.

synopsis: Alloy Media + Marketing has acquired Takkle Inc., a New York-based online social network for high school sports. No financial terms were disclosed. Takkle had raised nearly $12 million in VC funding, from firms like Liberty Associated Partners, WMG Investments and Greycroft Partners.
buyer: Alloy Media + Marketing (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target: Takkle, Inc.
TAKKLE, the largest online resource focused on high school athletics, provides a platform and tools for athletes to create player and team profiles, share videos and photos, track and view statistics, and allows students to connect with college coaches and recruiters for advancement opportunities.
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closed 3/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Alloy, Inc., acquired Sconex, Inc.

synopsis: Alloy, Inc., under the banner of Alloy Media + Marketing (AM+M), a pioneer in nontraditional media and marketing, announced it has acquired Sconex, Inc., one of the fastest growing online social networking communities connecting high school students.
buyer: Alloy, Inc. (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target: Sconex, Inc.
Sconex is a vibrant social networking site focused on providing a platform for teens to interact with peers via their high school profiles. Sconex also provides a platform for youth advertisers to connect and communicate with young adults in a meaningful, contextually appropriate way.
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