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closed 10/3/2013 via PR Web

The Campus Agency, acquired College Fest

synopsis: The Campus Agency, a leading college marketing firm that is the creator of College Day at Fenway Park and other high profile college marketing events, has acquired CollegeFest from MRY. CollegeFest is the most heavily attended back-to-school event in New England, attracting over 17,000 college students each year.
buyer: The Campus Agency
The Campus Agency is a nontraditional media and marketing agency specializing in the student market. They have a deep understanding of the college market and broad connections with companies in the college space, but extensive experience in student deals and building partner relationships. "
target parent: Publicis Groupe SA
target: College Fest
CollegeFest is the most heavily attended back-to-school event in New England, attracting over 17,000 college students each year. CollegeFest is a Boston institution featuring live music and free swag from more than 100 local and national sponsors.
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closed 9/11/2019 via Company Press Release

BoomTV, acquired American Video Game League

synopsis: BoomTV, a leading esports entertainment platform, has acquired the American Video Game League (AVGL), one of the largest producers of collegiate esports events, content, and community initiatives. The AVGL provides players and fans with opportunities to grow college esports through online tournaments, live events, and more.
buyer: BoomTV
BoomTV’s mission is to enable communities to easily produce and partake in virtual Esports. At the core of it all is self-driving esports technology layer that provides a one-button solution for anyone to create, participate and/or spectate Esports content. "
target: American Video Game League
American Video Game League (AVGL) is a producer of collegiate esports events, content, and community initiatives. The AVGL provides players and fans with opportunities to grow college esports through online tournaments, large-scale live events, content, and campus program support.
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closed 9/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Scholastic Inc., acquired Travelling Books

synopsis: Scholastic, the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, announced the acquisition of Travelling Books. The company is one of the the UK’s leading School Book Fair providers, delivering Book Fairs into more than 8000 schools every year.
buyer: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,679.40)
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. "
target: Travelling Books
Travelling Books is one of the the UK’s leading School Book Fair providers, delivering Book Fairs into more than 8000 schools every year. They provide good quality, carefully selected exciting titles that children will want to read.
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closed 12/21/2017 via BusinessWire

Eurazeo, Primavera Capital Group, acquired WorldStrides

synopsis: Eurazeo, a leading global investment company listed in Paris, in partnership with Primavera Capital Group, a major China-based investment firm, has announced the completion of the acquisition of WorldStrides, a premier experiential education provider serving students of all ages.
buyer: Eurazeo (ENXTPA:RF:$5,100.86)
buyer: Primavera Capital Group
With a diversified portfolio of approximately ~$8 billion in assets under management, of which $1 billion is from third parties, Eurazeo is a leading global investment company with offices in Paris and Luxembourg, New York, Shanghai and Sao Paolo. "
target parent: Metalmark Capital LLC
target: WorldStrides
WorldStrides, headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, is the largest educational travel organization in the United States. The company was founded by a middle school teacher in 1967 and provides unique programs for more than 400,000 students annually.
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closed 2/11/2016 via PE Hub

Metalmark Capital LLC, Silverhawk Capital Partners, LLC, acquired WorldStrides

synopsis: Metalmark Capital and Silverhawk Capital Partners acquired WorldStrides, an educational travel company, from The Carlyle Group. WorldStrides is the largest educational travel company in the United States and one of the leading experiential education providers in the world.
buyer: Metalmark Capital LLC
buyer: Silverhawk Capital Partners, LLC
Metalmark Capital is a leading private equity firm with particular focus in defense/government services, energy/natural resources, industrials, and healthcare. Silverhawk Capital Partners is an independent investment group focused on energy/natural resources and business service sectors. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: WorldStrides
WorldStrides, headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, is the largest educational travel organization in the United States. The company was founded by a middle school teacher in 1967 and provides unique programs for more than 350,000 students annually.
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closed 10/5/2011 via PE Hub

The Carlyle Group, acquired WorldStrides

synopsis: Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group announced that it has made a controlling investment in WorldStrides, the nation’s largest student travel organization. Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, WorldStrides is the nation’s largest provider of supplemental educational student travel programs.
buyer: The Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
The Carlyle Group is a private global investment firm that originates, structures and acts as lead equity investor in management-led buyouts, strategic minority equity investments, equity private placements, consolidations and buildups, and growth capital financings. "
target parent: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
target: WorldStrides
Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, WorldStrides is the nation’s largest provider of supplemental educational student travel programs. WorldStrides leads group travel programs to more than 80 countries and serves approximately 200,000 students annually.
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closed 1/4/2006 via BusinessWire

Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, acquired WorldStrides

synopsis: Charlesbank Capital Partners has announced the acquisition of WorldStrides in partnership with management and Silverhawk Capital Partners. WorldStrides, is the leading provider of supplemental educational student travel courses, offering programs to more than 200,000 students across 4,700 middle and high schools in all 50 states.
buyer: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
With offices in Boston and New York, Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity investment firm managing more than $1 billion of capital. Charlesbank focuses on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings, typically investing $25 million to $75 million per transaction. "
target: WorldStrides
WorldStrides operates educational history and science programs in the United States and Costa Rica and music performance programs at various locations across the United States, Canada and Europe.
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closed 12/16/2014 via PE Hub

Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, acquired Varsity Brands, Inc.

synopsis: Varsity Brands, a dynamic portfolio of brands that promote student participation while celebrating academic and athletic achievement, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an investment group led by Charlesbank Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm.
buyer: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
Based in Boston and New York, Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity investment firm managing more than $3 billion of capital. Charlesbank focuses on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings. "
target: Varsity Brands, Inc. (VBR:$156.40)
With a mission to inspire achievement and create memorable experiences for young people, Varsity Brands elevates the student experience, promotes participation through three unique businesses: Herff Jones, a Varsity Achievement Brand; BSN SPORTS, a Varsity Sport Brand; and Varsity Spirit.
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closed 8/1/2013 via PR Web

EBSCO Information Services, acquired British Education Index

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services, a leading provider of resources for libraries, will add to its education research resources with the acquisition of the British Education Index (BEI). The BEI has been an independent subject and author index to the contents of significant education journals published in the United Kingdom.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of resources for libraries worldwide including EBSCONET, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service. "
target parent: The University of Leeds
target: British Education Index
The British Education Index continues to serve its original, 50-year old, purpose as an independent subject and author index to the contents of significant education journals published in the UK.
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closed 10/11/2012 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publications, acquired Adam Matthew

synopsis: SAGE, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced the purchase of primary sources publisher Adam Matthew. Adam Matthew is an award winning publisher of online primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Adam Matthew
Adam Matthew Digital publishes online primary source collections and works with the leading libraries, archives and scholars from around the world. The results are creative resources that offer powerful research and dynamic teaching for universities, colleges and libraries.
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closed 7/27/2007 via PR Newswire

CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC, acquired Benziger Publishing

synopsis: CFM Religion Publishing Group (CFM), LLC, today announced the acquisitions of RCL -- Resources for Christian Living from RCL Enterprises, Inc. and the Benziger product line from McGraw-Hill Education. The two groups will be combined to form RCL/Benziger Publishing, which will be focused on the Catholic market and based in Allen, Texas.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC
CFM Religion Publishing Group provides Christian resources and publications for families, churches, schools and religious organizations. The Company offers true-to-the-Bible materials including classroom and group-based curricula, books, and magazines, as well as Christian-themed toys and games. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Benziger Publishing
Benziger strives to provide the most innovative and comprehensive catechetical material for the Catholic parish. Benziger differentiates itself in several important ways.
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closed 6/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Applied Visual Arts Publishing

synopsis: AVA Publishing, creative publishers for the applied digital arts, has been acquired by Bloomsbury. The division includes Berg Publishers, Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare, Bristol Classical Press, Continuum and Bloomsbury Professional.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$261.90)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Applied Visual Arts Publishing
Applied Visual Arts Publishing, publishes between 20 and 30 books per annum for students and professionals in the applied visual arts. The books are written by leading academic authorities, and have been adopted by many hundreds of universities, colleges and higher education bodies around the world.
price ($mm)
$0.90
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$3
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announced 5/15/2012 via PR Newswire

CollegeBudget.com, will acquire MunchOnMe.com

synopsis: CollegeBudget.com, the leading student-exclusive shopping platform, announced that it has agreed to acquire MunchOnMe.com, a food discovery and discount portal from Y Combinator's summer 2011 batch. The acquisition will add a passionate food-centric user base to CollegeBudget's large network of college students and merchants.
buyer: CollegeBudget.com
CollegeBudget.com is revolutionizing student discounts. The service saves college students money through student-exclusive deals and collective social buying. CollegeBudget's mission is to bring savings to every facet of the college experience, including textbooks, and student loans. "
target: MunchOnMe.com
MunchOnMe.com is a food discovery portal that connects people with great food at great prices in local communities. MunchOnMe.com enjoys success promoting local eateries in college towns across the nation.
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closed 11/25/2019 via BNC Analysis

Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, acquired Wealth-X

synopsis: Publishing and events company Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC has bought data provider Wealth-X Pte Ltd. Wealth-X is the leading global wealth information and insight business, partnering with prestige brands across the financial services, luxury, not-for-profit and higher education industries.
buyer: Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC (LSE:ERM:$430.13)
Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC is a business information group and a member of the FTSE 250 share index. Euromoney’s group of businesses covers asset management, price discovery, data and market intelligence, under brands including, Euromoney, Institutional Investor, BCA Research, and more. "
target: Wealth-X
Wealth-X is the leading global wealth information and insight business, partnering with prestige brands across the financial services, luxury, not-for-profit and higher education industries.
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closed 9/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa Healthcare, acquired Primal Pictures Ltd.

synopsis: A British company, Primal Pictures, who specializes in software which displays medically accurate 3D models of the human anatomy, and whose technology has been used to make science come to life in the popular Waking the Dead and CSI television series has been sold to Informa for £12m.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Healthcare
InformaHealthcare is a leading medical and scientific publisher whose goal is to connect librarians, scientists, professionals and other medical practicioners with information they can trust and see through a comprehensive portfolio of journals, print and online books, encyclopedias and directories."
target: Primal Pictures Ltd.
Primal Pictures is a company in the high growth medical education and training sectors. Over the past ten years, it has developed technology and a series of assets which has given it a worldwide lead in the field of 3D medical graphics. Additionally, television shows utilize the company's products.
price ($mm)
$19*
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$6
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closed 10/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Digitalbox Group, acquired The Tab

synopsis: Digital media business Digitalbox acquired online news publisher Tab Media (The Tab) as it announced the departure of chairman Robin Miller. The Tab is a UK-based youth and student news website. The Tab publishes some of the most interesting stories, videos, and sickeningly accurate guides to life on the internet.
buyer: Digitalbox Group (AIM:DBOX:$3.83)
Digitalbox is a pure play digital media company whose brands include Entertainment Daily and The Daily Mash. Entertainment Daily’s mix of TV and celebrity news delivers millions of UK users every month. The Daily Mash is the UK’s leading satirical news site and a spin-off TV show. "
target: The Tab
The Tab is a UK-based youth and student news website. The Tab publishes some of the most interesting stories, videos, and sickeningly accurate guides to life on the internet. The Tab offers news, nightlife articles, opinions, lifestyle guides, and media & entertainment news.
price ($mm)
$0.95
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$2
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announced 9/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Medium Channel Media Ltd, will acquire The Tab

synopsis: Medium Channel Media Ltd, a media focused investment company in the UK, will acquire The Tab, a UK-based youth and student news website. The Tab publishes some of the most interesting stories, videos, and sickeningly accurate guides to life on the internet. The Tab offers news, nightlife articles, opinions, lifestyle guides, and entertainment news.
buyer: Medium Channel Media Ltd
Medium Channel Media Ltd is a media focused investment company in the UK. "
target: The Tab
The Tab is a UK-based youth and student news website. The Tab publishes some of the most interesting stories, videos, and sickeningly accurate guides to life on the internet. The Tab offers news, nightlife articles, opinions, lifestyle guides, and media & entertainment news.
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closed 7/8/2016 via Company Press Release

Routledge Inc., acquired Baywood Publishing

synopsis: Baywood Publishing is now a part of Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis. Since 1964, Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., has been committed to publishing scholarly and professional journals and books in the social sciences and humanities.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Routledge Inc.
Routledge is a global publisher of academic books, journals and online resources in the humanities and social sciences. Founded in 1836, they have published many of greatest thinkers and scholars of the last hundred years. "
target: Baywood Publishing
Since 1964, Baywood Publishing Company, Inc., has been committed to publishing scholarly and professional journals and books in the social sciences and humanities. Areas of interest include health policy, community health, gerontology, death and bereavement, computers in education and more.
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closed 4/17/2014 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired The Campus Special, LLC

synopsis: Chegg, The Student Hub, announced that it has acquired student deal platform Campus Special. The company is the nation's largest provider of coupon books for college students. Campus Special offers a unique way for college students to save money on everything from food and clothing to books, auto repairs and more.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students use Chegg for homework help, course selection, note taking, textbook and e-textbook rentals and Daily deals. "
target: The Campus Special, LLC
The Campus Special is the nation's largest provider of coupon books for college students. Campus Special offers a unique way for college students to save money on everything from food and clothing to books, auto repairs and more.
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$17
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closed 12/11/2013 via PR Web

Wiley, acquired Women in Higher Education

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a valued, global publisher, announced the acquisition of Women in Higher Education, an independent monthly publication and a leading resource for women on how to become more successful on campus.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. is a valued, global publisher. Wiley is a global provider of content-enabled solutions that improve outcomes in research, education, and professional practice. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories. "
target: Women in Higher Education
Women in Higher Education is an independent monthly publication with a mission to encourage, empower and enrage professional women on campuses across the country. With subscribers throughout the U.S, Canada, and abroad, it is available digitally and in print and is sold on a subscription basis.
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closed 10/3/2013 via PR Web

The Campus Agency, acquired College Fest

synopsis: The Campus Agency, a leading college marketing firm that is the creator of College Day at Fenway Park and other high profile college marketing events, has acquired CollegeFest from MRY. CollegeFest is the most heavily attended back-to-school event in New England, attracting over 17,000 college students each year.
buyer: The Campus Agency
The Campus Agency is a nontraditional media and marketing agency specializing in the student market. They have a deep understanding of the college market and broad connections with companies in the college space, but extensive experience in student deals and building partner relationships. "
target parent: Publicis Groupe SA
target: College Fest
CollegeFest is the most heavily attended back-to-school event in New England, attracting over 17,000 college students each year. CollegeFest is a Boston institution featuring live music and free swag from more than 100 local and national sponsors.
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closed 10/3/2013 via PR Web

The Campus Agency, acquired College Fest

synopsis: The Campus Agency, a leading college marketing firm that is the creator of College Day at Fenway Park and other high profile college marketing events, has acquired CollegeFest from MRY. CollegeFest is the most heavily attended back-to-school event in New England, attracting over 17,000 college students each year.
buyer: The Campus Agency
The Campus Agency is a nontraditional media and marketing agency specializing in the student market. They have a deep understanding of the college market and broad connections with companies in the college space, but extensive experience in student deals and building partner relationships. "
target parent: Publicis Groupe SA
target: College Fest
CollegeFest is the most heavily attended back-to-school event in New England, attracting over 17,000 college students each year. CollegeFest is a Boston institution featuring live music and free swag from more than 100 local and national sponsors.
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closed 6/12/2013 via PR Web

StudentUniverse, acquired StudentUniverse Media and Marketing

synopsis: StudentUniverse has sold SUMM (StudentUniverse Media and Marketing), its media and marketing agency division, to its General Manager Paul Tedeschi. Paul Tedeschi is a veteran youth marketer, having worked in the field for over 25 years. The new firm will be known as The Campus Agency and will officially launch on July 1, 2013.
buyer: StudentUniverse
SUMM (StudentUniverse Media and Marketing) is a nontraditional media and marketing agency specializing in the student market. SUMM provides college marketing consulting, experiential marketing and digital media services. "
target parent: StudentUniverse
target: StudentUniverse Media and Marketing
SUMM (StudentUniverse Media and Marketing) is a nontraditional media and marketing agency specializing in the student market. SUMM provides college marketing consulting, experiential marketing and digital media services.
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closed 11/7/2017 via PR Newswire

Teall Investments, acquired Riddle & Bloom

synopsis: Teall Investments, a private equity company, has acquired Riddle & Bloom, an Ideas and Access agency that specializes in helping brands connect with the Next Generation consumer. Riddle & Bloom helps the world's leading brands understand and engage with high schoolers, college students, and young professionals.
buyer: Teall Investments
Teall Investments is a private equity company that invests in innovative, high growth potential lifestyle brands and services. The company's leadership has extensive experience in sports, media, marketing and entertainment. "
target: Riddle & Bloom
Riddle & Bloom is an Ideas and Access agency that specializes in helping brands connect with the Next Generation consumer. They help the world's leading brands understand and engage with the most puzzling, hardest-to-influence consumers: high schoolers, college students, and young professionals.
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closed 6/12/2013 via PR Web

StudentUniverse, acquired StudentUniverse Media and Marketing

synopsis: StudentUniverse has sold SUMM (StudentUniverse Media and Marketing), its media and marketing agency division, to its General Manager Paul Tedeschi. Paul Tedeschi is a veteran youth marketer, having worked in the field for over 25 years. The new firm will be known as The Campus Agency and will officially launch on July 1, 2013.
buyer: StudentUniverse
SUMM (StudentUniverse Media and Marketing) is a nontraditional media and marketing agency specializing in the student market. SUMM provides college marketing consulting, experiential marketing and digital media services. "
target parent: StudentUniverse
target: StudentUniverse Media and Marketing
SUMM (StudentUniverse Media and Marketing) is a nontraditional media and marketing agency specializing in the student market. SUMM provides college marketing consulting, experiential marketing and digital media services.
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closed 9/2/2020 via Company Press Release

EducationDynamics, LLC, purchased Higher Education Vertical Assets from QuinStreet, Inc.

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing and enrollment management services, announces has acquired the assets of QuinStreet’s higher education vertical, which includes its industry-leading network of digital publishers, and its deep portfolio of higher education related URLs.
buyer: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is the industry leader in helping colleges and universities find the highest quality student prospects to achieve their enrollments goals. EducationDynamics has earned a reputation for providing the resources and expertise required to meet today’s recruitment challenges. "
seller: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet’s higher education vertical includes its industry-leading network of digital publishers, and its deep portfolio of higher education related URLs.
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closed 1/30/2006 via Company Press Release

Arlington Capital Partners, acquired PlattForm Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington, DC-based private equity firm, announced an investment in privately held PlattForm Holdings, Inc., in partnership with the company’s existing management team. With more than 350 employees, PlattForm is a leading enrollment solutions provider to the post-secondary education industry.
buyer: Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a private equity firm with over $450 million of committed capital. We are focused on management buyout and late stage expansion equity investment opportunities. Our target is middle-market companies with enterprise values typically between $50 million and $500 million. "
target: 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.
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closed 12/23/2015 via PR Newswire

Varsity Brands, Inc., acquired allgoods, LLC

synopsis: Varsity Brands, a portfolio of brands that promote student participation while celebrating academic and athletic achievement, has acquired allgoods, LLC, one of the largest and fastest growing apparel-oriented fundraising companies. Allgoods generates funds through the sale of custom merchandise and has worked with thousands of schools/programs.
buyer parent: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Varsity Brands, Inc. (VBR:$156.40)
With a mission to inspire achievement and create memorable experiences for young people, Varsity Brands elevates the student experience, promotes participation through three unique businesses: Herff Jones, a Varsity Achievement Brand; BSN SPORTS, a Varsity Sport Brand; and Varsity Spirit. "
target: allgoods, LLC
Allgoods LLC is the foremost high school event marketing activation company in America. They help companies drive incremental revenue from their sponsorships supporting compelling high school events including football and basketball teams at more than 9,000 locations annually.
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closed 8/16/2009 via PR Newswire

Youth Pulse, Inc., acquired SurveyU, Inc.

synopsis: SurveyU, Inc. and Youth Pulse LLC announced that the two organizations have joined forces to create Youth Pulse, Inc. Youth Pulse will develop daily news & commentary, events, research and strategy for youth-oriented organizations, helping them listen to, learn about and leverage youth opportunities.
buyer: Youth Pulse, Inc.
Comprised of media and insights divisions, Youth Pulse is the leading authority on youth. Youth Pulse studies the opinions and behavior of tweens, teens, collegians and young adults in order to provide news, commentary, events, research and strategy for marketing, brand and media professionals. "
target: SurveyU, Inc.
SurveyU, Inc. is compromised of a group of researchers and technologists, experienced in the kind of interactive survey research dialogue that appeals to the modern, multi-channel, multi-tasking college student.
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