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closed 1/14/2014 via Company Press Release

RuffaloCODY, acquired ScaleFunder

synopsis: RuffaloCODY announced that it has acquired ScaleFunder. ScaleFunder serves the higher education community with an interactive engagement platform that facilitates micro-donations to university projects. This platform combines the worlds of crowdfunding and university development in an engagement platform for alumni, friends and supporters.
buyer: RuffaloCODY
RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of technology-enabled fundraising and enrollment management services for higher education and high affinity-based nonprofit organizations. "
target: ScaleFunder
ScaleFunder serves the higher education community with an interactive engagement platform that facilitates micro-donations to university projects. This platform combines the worlds of crowdfunding and university development in a revolutionary engagement platform for alumni, friends and supporters.
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closed 2/13/2013 via Company Press Release

LX Ventures Inc., acquired Weeve Ventures Inc.

synopsis: Weeve has finalized an acquisition deal with LX Ventures. Weeve Ventures Inc. operates a platform that enables nonprofits to tap into a new crowd of socially-conscious and tech-savvy individuals.
buyer: LX Ventures Inc. (ITT.V:$0.00)
LX Ventures is a publicly-traded startup technology incubator that launches, acquires and integrates silicon valley style early-stage, high-growth technology companies. "
target: Weeve Ventures Inc.
Weeve is an online social fundraising platform for non-profit projects. Weeve provides a simple, user-friendly, and secure funding platform that allows non-profit organizations to create projects, state fundraising goals, and connect with members of their communities who support their cause.
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closed 8/19/2016 via PR Web

SonderMind LLC, acquired Uvize

synopsis: SonderMind, a fast-growing behavioral health company that provides consumers with accessible and convenient options for high quality mental wellness, announced that it has acquired Uvize, Inc. Uvize provides cloud-based mentorship software for organizations to accelerate and improve connections between mentors and proteges.
buyer: SonderMind LLC
SonderMind provides software and services for mental health therapists to start and growth their practice, while vastly improving the accessibility and experience for consumers seeking high-quality behavioral health services. "
target: Uvize
Uvize, Inc. is a SaaS EdTech provider that operates a leading social network linking students with mentors. Uvize offers a comprehensive platform that features support mentor networks, one-on-one and group mentoring, mentoring by student peers and school advisors as well as mentor training.
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announced 10/27/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Greenwood Hall Inc., will acquire Uvize

synopsis: Greenwood Hall Inc., an education technology company that enables colleges and universities to increase revenue and improve student engagement and outcomes, has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire privately-held Uvize, Inc., a cloud-based SaaS EdTech provider that operates a leading social network linking students with mentors.
buyer: Greenwood Hall Inc. (OTCQB:ELRN:$8.56)
Greenwood Hall helps public and not-for-profit higher education institutions improve operational and financial results as well as student success and satisfaction. Their solutions provide services that begin with student enrollment and end with post-graduation job placement and career networking. "
target: Uvize
Uvize, Inc. is a SaaS EdTech provider that operates a leading social network linking students with mentors. Uvize offers a comprehensive platform that features support mentor networks, one-on-one and group mentoring, mentoring by student peers and school advisors as well as mentor training.
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closed 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, acquired Advanced-Online

synopsis: Follett, a trusted partner to schools by taking care of critical details to make schools easier to run, announced its acquisition of Advanced-Online, a leading ecommerce provider of branded merchandise store programs for education and corporate customers.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run. Follett works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Advanced-Online
Advanced-Online is a leading provider of Online Company store Programs. Programs are available to large organizations who want to control spending, protect brand integrity, automate order approval hierarchy and implement budget control features and 24/7 reporting.
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closed 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

South Oakland Shelter, acquired HandUp

synopsis: South Oakland Shelter, a Detroit-based homeless shelter, has acquired HandUp, a San Francisco-based crowdfunding platform helping nonprofits raise dollars to meet the unfunded needs of the homeless and others living in poverty.
buyer: South Oakland Shelter
For over 30 years, South Oakland Shelter (SOS) has worked with its 67 partner congregations to provide temporary lodging and supportive services that help homeless individuals and families break the cycle of homelessness, and live independently. "
target: HandUp
HandUp is a San Francisco-based crowdfunding platform helping nonprofits raise dollars to meet the unfunded needs of the homeless and others living in poverty.
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closed 1/10/2017 via PR Newswire

GoFundMe, acquired CrowdRise

synopsis: GoFundMe, the world's largest social fundraising platform, announced that it had acquired CrowdRise, the leading online fundraising platform for charities and non-profits. Going forward, CrowdRise will focus on fundraising for charity and fundraising for individuals will be directed to GoFundMe.
buyer: GoFundMe
GoFundMe is the world's largest social fundraising platform. It is a do-it-yourself fundraising website that makes it incredibly easy for individuals to raise money online for personal causes like medical bills, volunteer trips and school tuition costs. "
target: CrowdRise
CrowdRise is the leading online fundraising platform for charities and non-profits. They have over 1 million members and 20,000 charities on the platform and CrowdRise's campaigns have raised over $500 million for non-profit organizations.
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closed 8/10/2016 via Company Press Release

Firespring, acquired Deposit a Gift

synopsis: Firespring, one of the largest marketing communications firms in the Midwest; has acquired Deposit a Gift, a crowdfunding platform focused on helping small - and medium-sized nonprofit organizations plan and execute successful crowdfunding campaigns.
buyer: Firespring
Firespring is one of the largest communications agencies in the Midwest. They provide an unmatched range of integrated print, creative and technology solutions in addition to subscription-based software, cloud IT services and turnkey marketing tools for nonprofits and small to midsize businesses. "
target: Deposit a Gift
Deposit a Gift is not just a processor, but also a comprehensive, social crowdfunding platform to fuel fundraising campaigns. Deposit a Gift is a cash gift registry to help people across the globe communicate that they would prefer cash gifts for all of life's Big Events.
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closed 2/21/2019 via PR Newswire

GiveSendGo, acquired FaithLauncher

synopsis: GiveSendGo, the world's largest Christian fundraising platform, announced they have moved forward in acquiring personal fundraising site FaithLauncher. The merger will create a centralized place for Christians to create campaigns and support each other both financially and prayerfully.
buyer: GiveSendGo
Launched in 2015, GiveSendGo is the world's largest free Christian fundraising platform available in over 26 countries. Millions of dollars have been raised, but more importantly, millions of lives changed by the Hope that has been shared. GiveSendGo is changing the "why" behind crowdfunding. "
target: FaithLauncher
FaithLauncher is the crowd funding platform for Faith-Based Projects. Christian entrepreneurs, ministries, filmmakers, musicians, artists, entertainers, & other faith based projects. Users can use FaithLauncher to build a project, engage their supporters and see their funding goal reached.
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closed 1/24/2008 via BusinessWire

Zazzle, acquired GoodStorm

synopsis: Zazzle, the only on-demand, online retail platform to offer billions of products that ship in 24 hours today announced it has acquired the assets of Society Café, Inc., owner of GoodStorm.com, an innovator in the progressive eCommerce movement for social causes and non-profit organizations.
buyer: Zazzle
Zazzle is the only, on-demand retail platform for consumers and major brands, offering billions of retail quality, one-of-a-kind products. Zazzle enables content owners to unlock their entire libraries of content, making it available for purchase and customization by consumers. "
target: GoodStorm
GoodStorm.com is an innovator in the progressive eCommerce movement for social causes and non-profit organizations.
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closed 10/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Subsplash, Inc., acquired Custom Church Apps LLC

synopsis: Subsplash, the Seattle-based industry leader in innovation technology and engagement tools for churches, acquired Custom Church Apps in Austin, TX, a mobile app development company that wants to equip churches, ministries and businesses with an affordable and easy to use mobile app platform that allows them to better reach today’s mobile culture.
buyer: Subsplash, Inc.
Subsplash is the Seattle-based industry leader in innovation technology and engagement tools for churches. They serve over 10,000 organizations with a suite of engagement tools through "The Ultimate Engagement Platform™" which includes mobile apps, digital giving, websites, media delivery, and more."
target: Custom Church Apps LLC
Custom Church Apps is a mobile app development company that wants to equip churches, ministries and businesses with an affordable, valuable, and easy to use mobile app platform that allows them to better reach today’s mobile culture.
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closed 3/9/2018 via PE Hub

Legado Capital, Roynat Equity Partners, acquired Kivuto Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Legado Capital is pleased to announce the successful closing of the acquisition of Kivuto Solutions Inc., along with a group of investors, including the lead investor, Roynat Equity Partners. Kivuto Solutions Inc. is an Ottawa-based provider of academic software, e-texts and other digital resources.
buyer: Roynat Equity Partners
buyer: Legado Capital
Roynat Equity Partners facilitates growth in established mid-market private companies by providing patient capital, advice and contact networks to Canadian entrepreneurs. Legado Capital is an entrepreneurial investment firm focused on the acquisition of medium sized growing businesses. "
target: Kivuto Solutions Inc.
Kivuto Solutions Inc. was established to simplify the management and distribution of software in higher education. Today, the company’s award-winning platform powers OnTheHub, a network of custom school branded web stores that provides students with discounted academic software.
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closed 12/8/2015 via BusinessWire

Open English LLC., acquired Next University, Inc.

synopsis: Open English, an online English-language learning school in the Americas, announced it has acquired technology education startup Next University. Next University offers digital technology certificates in high-demand areas such as mobile app development, web development and computer programming.
buyer: Open English LLC.
Open English is a leading Education Technology company focused on English language learning for the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets. The company was founded in 2007 to reinvent the way to teach English online, to meet the needs of busy working professionals. "
target: Next University, Inc.
Next University is an Education Technology company focused on providing individuals across Latin America with the technical competencies needed for the jobs of tomorrow. They offer students with employer-aligned certification programs in Web Development, JavaScript, and Mobile Android Development.
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closed 2/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

Udemy, acquired Talentbuddy

synopsis: Vancouver-based Talentbuddy, an online school that focuses on teaching full stack web development, has been acquired by Udemy, an online learning and teaching marketplace headquartered in San Francisco.
buyer: Udemy
Udemy is the world’s online learning marketplace, where 7 million+ students are taking courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography–and much, much more. Each of its 30,000+ courses is taught by an expert instructor. "
target: Talentbuddy
Talentbuddy is an online school where you can learn the skills to land your JavaScript web development job. Talentbuddy helps users learn with hands-on courses and 1:1 mentorship programs designed by professional JavaScript developers.
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closed 10/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired AcadView

synopsis: Online education startup UpGrad has acquired India-based job skilling platform Acadview Software Pvt. Ltd. Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: AcadView
Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Social Media Akademie

synopsis: WEKA Group acquired 80% stake of Webculture GmbH (Social Media Akademie) in Mannheim, Germany. Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media.
buyer: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international publishing house based in Kissing, near Augsburg/Munich in Germany and one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses of the world. The Group consists of three business divisions, with 17 media companies in five European countries. "
target: Social Media Akademie
Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media for marketing specialists in companies, agencies, freelancers and job seekers.
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announced 9/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., will acquire Thinkful, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, Inc, the leading student-first connected learning platform, will acquire Thinkful, an online learning platform that offers professional courses directly to students. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$361.18)
Chegg is the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg is the #1 provider of digital and physical textbook rental services. They allow students to rent or buy textbooks at competitive prices. The company also provides student services such as homework help, online tutoring, and more. "
target: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Manipal ProLearn, acquired Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited

synopsis: Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG) has acquired Jigsaw Academy, an online analytics and big data trainer for professionals and students. Jigsaw Academy will become part of Manipal ProLearn, which offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance.
buyer parent: Manipal Education & Medical Group International
buyer: Manipal ProLearn
Manipal ProLearn, part of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd, offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance. Manipal ProLearn helps working professionals and students enhance their skills and fast-track their careers. "
target: Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited
Jigsaw Academy is a global award-winning online analytics and big data training provider. Jigsaw Academy is a group of data scientists and educators who are on a mission to train the next generation of analytics practitioners.
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closed 10/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Trilogy Education Services, acquired The Firehose Project

synopsis: Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator, announced the acquisition of Firehose Project, an immersive online coding platform. The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers.
buyer: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity. "
target: The Firehose Project
The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers. Firehose helps clients become web developers with 1-on-1 mentorship, real-world projects, and career support that works around their busy schedule.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Academia de Código, acquired Codeplace

synopsis: Academia de Código, a company in Portugal that teaches children and young unemployed people how to code, has acquired Codeplace, a company that helps people learn web development from scratch by having them build 4 online businesses. Their online platform features over 140 video lectures and helps users learn Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and more.
buyer: Academia de Código
Academia de Código is a company in Portugal that operates boot camps to teach children and young unemployed people how to code. Their students will experience the latest web and mobile software production techniques and accelerate their development skills by using the latest frameworks available. "
target: Codeplace
Codeplace helps people learn web development from scratch by having them build 4 online businesses in 3 months. Their online platform features over 140 video lectures and helps users learn Ruby on Rails, HTML & CSS, JavaScript, database architecture, and Bootstrap.
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closed 1/14/2014 via Company Press Release

RuffaloCODY, acquired ScaleFunder

synopsis: RuffaloCODY announced that it has acquired ScaleFunder. ScaleFunder serves the higher education community with an interactive engagement platform that facilitates micro-donations to university projects. This platform combines the worlds of crowdfunding and university development in an engagement platform for alumni, friends and supporters.
buyer: RuffaloCODY
RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of technology-enabled fundraising and enrollment management services for higher education and high affinity-based nonprofit organizations. "
target: ScaleFunder
ScaleFunder serves the higher education community with an interactive engagement platform that facilitates micro-donations to university projects. This platform combines the worlds of crowdfunding and university development in a revolutionary engagement platform for alumni, friends and supporters.
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closed 5/2/2019 via Company Press Release

Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC, acquired Converge Consulting

synopsis: Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL), the leading provider of higher education enrollment, student success, and fundraising solutions, announced its strategic acquisition of Converge, the digital marketing firm for higher education. They leverage data-driven digital marketing practices to connect learners with institutions and programs.
buyer: Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC
Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL) is the leading provider of higher education enrollment, student success, and fundraising solutions. The firm is focused on the entire lifecycle of enrollment and fundraising, assuring students find the right university, graduate on time, and give back to support. "
target: Converge Consulting
Converge is the digital agency for education. They leverage data-driven digital marketing practices to connect the next generation of learners with best-fit institutions and programs, developing sound strategy and translating it into campaigns that deliver ROI.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC, acquired Funderful

synopsis: Ruffalo Noel Levitz, a US higher education company, has acquired Funderful. For colleges and universities that want to increase alumni participation and donations, Funderful builds creative digital campaigns that engage millennial alumni and converts them to habitual donors.
buyer: Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC
Ruffalo Noel Levitz is the recognized leader in providing strategic fundraising and enrollment management services and software. Colleges and nonprofits turn to Ruffalo to enroll the students they want, help more students graduate and succeed, and build lifelong relationships with donors. "
target: Funderful
For colleges and universities that want to increase alumni participation and donations, Funderful builds creative digital campaigns that engage millennial alumni and converts them to habitual donors. Funderful was founded in Latvia and is now based in Boston, MA.
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closed 8/21/2014 via Market Wire

Noel-Levitz, Inc. merged with RuffaloCODY,

synopsis: RuffaloCODY announced the acquisition of Noel-Levitz. Noel-Levitz is a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in higher education strategic enrollment planning, student marketing and recruitment, financial aid, student retention, and market research. RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of enrollment management and fundraising services.
buyer: RuffaloCODY
RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of enrollment management and fundraising services and specializes in strategic oversight, outreach, and engagement services and software platforms all designed to foster the organizational/constituent relationship. "
target parent: Quad Partners
target: Noel-Levitz, Inc.
A trusted partner to higher education, Noel-Levitz helps campuses and systems reach and exceed their goals for enrollment, marketing, and student success. During our 30-year history, more than 1,800 campuses have invited Noel-Levitz to collaborate with them.
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closed 1/14/2014 via Company Press Release

RuffaloCODY, acquired ScaleFunder

synopsis: RuffaloCODY announced that it has acquired ScaleFunder. ScaleFunder serves the higher education community with an interactive engagement platform that facilitates micro-donations to university projects. This platform combines the worlds of crowdfunding and university development in an engagement platform for alumni, friends and supporters.
buyer: RuffaloCODY
RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of technology-enabled fundraising and enrollment management services for higher education and high affinity-based nonprofit organizations. "
target: ScaleFunder
ScaleFunder serves the higher education community with an interactive engagement platform that facilitates micro-donations to university projects. This platform combines the worlds of crowdfunding and university development in a revolutionary engagement platform for alumni, friends and supporters.
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closed 8/21/2014 via Market Wire

Noel-Levitz, Inc. merged with RuffaloCODY,

synopsis: RuffaloCODY announced the acquisition of Noel-Levitz. Noel-Levitz is a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in higher education strategic enrollment planning, student marketing and recruitment, financial aid, student retention, and market research. RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of enrollment management and fundraising services.
buyer: RuffaloCODY
RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of enrollment management and fundraising services and specializes in strategic oversight, outreach, and engagement services and software platforms all designed to foster the organizational/constituent relationship. "
target parent: Quad Partners
target: Noel-Levitz, Inc.
A trusted partner to higher education, Noel-Levitz helps campuses and systems reach and exceed their goals for enrollment, marketing, and student success. During our 30-year history, more than 1,800 campuses have invited Noel-Levitz to collaborate with them.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wellspring International Education, acquired Quad Learning

synopsis: D.C.–based Quad Learning was acquired by Illinois-based foreign student recruitment firm Wellspring International Education. Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions.
buyer: Wellspring International Education
Wellspring recruits students from 35 countries globally to over 200 colleges, universities, high schools and language schools in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Quad Learning
Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions. Quad Learning drives institutional growth through international recruiting and expands student opportunities at leading universities.
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announced 12/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Community Brands, will acquire GiveSmart

synopsis: Community Brands, a technology-driven company that delivers purpose-built solutions for the world's leading associations and nonprofits, announced an agreement in principle to acquire GiveSmart. GiveSmart is an incredibly user-friendly & exciting to use bidding technology to run & manage charity silent auctions.
buyer: Community Brands
Community Brands is a technology-driven company that delivers purpose-built solutions to more than 13,000 of the world's leading associations, nonprofits and government entities to help them thrive and succeed in today's fast-paced, evolving world. "
target: GiveSmart
GiveSmart is an incredibly user-friendly & exciting to use bidding technology to run & manage charity silent auctions. GiveSmart gives guests the ability to bid with ease on a device they are comfortable with, their phones.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

CollegeDekho, acquired Scholarship Facilitation Services Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: CollegeDekho, a unique universities discovery platform in India, has acquired Scholarship Facilitation Services (SFS), a New Delhi-based college admissions counseling service. SFS helps international high school students receive admission as well as scholarships from US universities.
buyer: CollegeDekho
CollegeDekho is a unique universities discovery platform in India. CollegeDekho connects education seekers with education providers and offers information about colleges, courses, entrance exam details, admission notifications, changes in exam pattern, scholarships and all related topics. "
target: Scholarship Facilitation Services Pvt. Ltd.
Scholarship Facilitation Services (SFS) is a New Delhi-based college admissions counseling service. SFS helps international students realize their dream of a US education. SFS focuses on helping high school students receive admission as well as scholarships from US universities.
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closed 1/30/2019 via PR Newswire

BV Investment Partners, acquired RKD Group

synopsis: BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services, software and IT services sectors, announced that it has acquired a majority interest in RKD Group, LLC, a market-leading provider of omnichannel fundraising and marketing services to the nonprofit sector.
buyer: BV Investment Partners
BV Investment Partners is currently investing its ninth private equity fund. The firm is one of the oldest and most experienced sector-focused private equity firms in North America. The company actively targets investments in the business services and information technology services industries. "
target: RKD Group
RKD Group is a leading fundraising and marketing services provider to more than 260 nonprofit organizations, including hospitals, social service, health, disease research, animal welfare, and faith-based charities.
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announced 9/15/2017 via GlobeNewswire

RISE Education Cayman Ltd., will acquire The Edge Learning Center

synopsis: RISE Education entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Edge Learning Center. The Edge is a Hong Kong-based consulting firm that provides young students after-class tutoring, test preparation, and admission consulting services. They offer educational services spanning from SAT and IB Test Prep to teacher training.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: RISE Education Cayman Ltd. (REDU:$126.04)
RISE Education is a junior English Language Training provider based in China. They pioneered the application of subject-based learning philosophy in China, which uses language arts and social science to teach English in an immersive way that helps students learn to speak like a native speaker. "
target: The Edge Learning Center
The Edge is a leading Hong Kong-based consulting firm that provides students aged 12 years old or above with after-class tutoring, test preparation, and admission consulting services. They offer a broad range of educational services spanning from SAT and IB Test Prep to teacher training.
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closed 8/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pu-Xin Education, acquired ZMN Education

synopsis: Puxin Education is announcing that it has completed the 100% acquisition of ZMN International Education Consulting Company (ZMN), a leading education consulting company specialized in providing premium services to Chinese students who apply to elite schools in the U.S.
buyer: Pu-Xin Education
Puxin Education is a private education company providing tutorial program for K-12 education, overseas test prep and college admission counselling services in China. It offers comprehensive programs for kindergarten to Grade 12 on many subjects including English, Chinese and all Science subjects. "
target: ZMN Education
ZMN International Education Consulting Company (ZMN) is a leading education consulting company specialized in providing premium services to Chinese students who apply to elite schools in the U.S.
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closed 3/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Crimson Consulting Limited merged with Campus Link,

synopsis: Crimson Consulting, the New Zealand-founded education consultancy that helps students win entry to the world's elite universities, has merged with not-for-profit e-learning platform Campus Link. Campus Link founder Anne Gaze has taken a shareholding in Crimson and will take on the role of CEO of Crimson Consulting's New Zealand operations.
buyer: Campus Link
Campus Link aims to provide low-cost revision courses that all secondary students struggling with particular subjects can afford. Campus Link tutored 7000 students in 2015, covering the New Zealand educational standard NCEA, the International Baccalaureate, and Cambridge syllabuses. "
target: Crimson Consulting Limited
Crimson Consulting, founded by two Auckland teenagers in February 2014, offers consultancy services to those applying for highly competitive slots in university in the United States and England.
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closed 12/21/2006 via Company Press Release

IBT Education Ltd, acquired Study Overseas Ltd (UK)

synopsis: IBT Education Limited announced the 100% acquisition of the largest British education consultancy in India, Study Overseas Limited and its associate company Employment Overseas Ltd , for a combined consideration of £3.74 million.
buyer: IBT Education Ltd (ASX:NVT:$750.17)
IBT Education is an industry leader in providing pre-university and university pathway programs for domestic and overseas students, as well as Year 10-12, ELICOS and English preparatory courses, Foundation, Degree, Pre-Masters and Masters programs in a wide range of disciplines. "
target: Study Overseas Ltd (UK)
Study Overseas Ltd (UK) is one of the few education consultancies to offer FREE services to students.
price ($mm)
$7.33
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announced 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire ACE Education

synopsis: Kaplan is to purchase a majority stake in ACE Education, which provides preparatory classes for entry to U.K. universities at centers across China, in addition to post-secondary and professional training at Sino-British College in Shanghai. Kaplan has been a minority owner of the business since April 2007.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: ACE Education
ACE Education was established in 1997. In partnership with the Northern Consortium UK (NCUK), a university consortium of leading British universities, ACE offers international undergraduate and postgraduate programs in major cities across China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Chongqing.
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closed 8/13/2007 via

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Bradford College

synopsis: Kaplan, a leading international provider of higher and professional education, has agreed to acquire Bradford College and Grange Business School, based in Adelaide, Australia. The parties expect to complete the transaction shortly. The price of the transaction was not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Bradford College
Bradford College provides pathway programs for the University of Adelaide, a member of the “Group of 8” schools that make up Australia’s leading institutions of higher education. Grange Business School offers programs in accounting and other business subjects.
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closed 1/31/2019 via Company Press Release

Hopening, acquired Commeon

synopsis: Two key players, Commeon and Hopening have combined their expertise to allow the development of new forms of generosity and mobilization, in favor of the common good. Commeon, based out of France, helps non-profit organizations find funds and support to develop projects that benefit a great number of people.
buyer: Hopening (:$0.00)
Hopening is a French company specializing in fundraising and philanthropy. Hopening's ambition is to respond to the new era of fundraising by creating a new generation agency that is stronger and more open to reinvent the future of philanthropy. "
target: Commeon
Commeon, based out of France is the meeting place of all the generosities. It helps non-profit organizations find funds and support to develop projects that benefit a great number of people. Commeon facilitates their clients contribution with the change they want to see.
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closed 4/10/2017 via PR Newswire

The Learning House, Inc., acquired Education for Advancement

synopsis: The Learning House, Inc., an academic program manager (APM) for colleges and universities in the United States, has acquired Education for Advancement. EFA provides international students with access to affordable world-class education. They partner with leading universities who provide access to over 200 academic and vocational qualifications.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals. "
target: Education for Advancement
Education for Advancement's vision is to provide international students with access to affordable world-class education. They partner with leading universities who provide access to over 200 academic and vocational qualifications which are either delivered on-campus, online or a combination of both.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/1/2007 via BNC Analysis

MyRichUncle, acquired Embark

synopsis: Princeton Review quietly spun-out its college enrollment marketing business, Embark. The business was sold for $7 million in cash, with an additional $1.25 million earn-out based on the performance of the business to Embark Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MRU Holdings. MRU Holdings is the parent of student loan provider “My Rich Uncle.”
buyer: MyRichUncle (UNCL:$0.00)
MRU Holdings, Inc. is a specialty finance company that profiles and provides students with funds for higher education using a blend of current market credit practices as well as its own proprietary analytic models and decision tools. The company has a renowned brand name "MyRichUncle(TM)". "
target parent: Princeton Review Inc.
target: Embark
Formerly known as Snap Technologies, Inc., CollegeEdge and Embark.com, Inc.
price ($mm)
$8.25
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closed 1/9/2015 via PR Newswire

The Advisory Board Company, acquired Royall & Company

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company, a global insight-driven technology, research, and services provider, announced the completion of its acquisition of Royall & Company. Royall & Company is the higher education industry leader in strategic, data-driven student engagement and enrollment management solutions.
buyer: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company is the leading provider of insight-driven technology, research, and services for organizations in transforming industries. The company collaborates with more than 200,000 leaders at 4,500 member organizations to elevate performance and solve their most pressing problems. "
target parent: CHS Capital
target: Royall & Company
Royall & Company is the industry leader in strategic student engagement and enrollment management, financial aid optimization, and alumni fundraising. Royall utilizes a data-driven, analytically-based approach to provide high return-on-investment outcomes for its clients.
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announced 9/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Unigo, LLC, will acquire Cinergy Education

synopsis: Unigo Group, a company that improves students' decision-making and outcomes by providing one of the most personalized and accurate platforms for matching students with schools, financing, rewards and jobs, announced an agreement to acquire the business assets of Cinergy Education, a premier provider of higher-education marketing services.
buyer parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
buyer: Unigo, LLC
Unigo is an online business matching students with colleges, scholarships, internships, student loans, majors and careers. Unigo’s consumer site provides personalized matches with 6,500 colleges, 700,000 college reviews, 3.6 million scholarships, 90,000 internships and 3.3 million study materials. "
target: Cinergy Education
A premier provider of higher-education marketing services, Cinergy Education helps colleges, universities and career schools find and enroll qualified students with its rich network of web properties, advisory services, and education-marketing expertise.
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closed 5/8/2013 via PR Web

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired MJD Consultancy Ltd

synopsis: PlattForm has acquired MJD, a United Kingdom-based education marketing company. The purchase allows PlattForm to offer services to MJD’s existing clients and extend its operations to include new institutions of higher education in the UK, as well as Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, and many other countries.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm Advertising has set the standard of excellence in providing marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities, worldwide. Specialties include search engine marketing; interactive lead generation; online marketing; traditional media placement and creative services. "
target: MJD Consultancy Ltd
MJD Consultancy Ltd provides education marketing expertise and advertising services for international and domestic student recruitment to institutions around the world.
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closed 1/6/2012 via BNC Analysis

CHS Capital, acquired Royall & Company

synopsis: CHS Capital acquired Royall & Co., a provider of recruitment services for colleges and universities. Royall handles marketing for colleges and universities, helping them to enroll students at undergraduate and graduate levels and reach out to alumni for purposes like fundraising.
buyer: CHS Capital
CHS Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm investing in the middle market. Targeting well-managed companies with enterprise values between $75-$500 million, CHS Capital partners with management teams to focus on accelerating growth and positioning companies for attractive exits. "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: Royall & Company
Royall & Co. is a provider of recruitment services for colleges and universities. The company handles marketing for colleges and universities, helping them to enroll students at undergraduate and graduate levels and reach out to alumni for purposes like fundraising.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 9/7/2011 via PR Newswire

ConnectEDU, Inc., purchased Enrollment and Retention Services Division from EducationDynamics, LLC

synopsis: ConnectEDU®, the leader in web-based college and career access solutions, announced that it acquired the Enrollment and Retention division of EducationDynamics, higher education's leading technology and services company dedicated to helping colleges and universities find, enroll, and retain students.
buyer: ConnectEDU, Inc.
ConnectEDU, Inc. is the web-based leader in empowering learners to manage their education, launch their careers, and secure a more stable financial future. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real learners and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
seller parent: Halyard Capital
seller: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is higher education's leading marketing information and technology services company dedicated to helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. It has six content-rich and highly visible education websites, as well as several special interest microsites.
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closed 12/30/2010 via BusinessWire

WPP Group, plc, acquired Blue State Digital, LLC

synopsis: WPP has agreed to acquire all the assets of privately held Blue State Digital, LLC in the United States and the United Kingdom through WPP Digital. Blue State Digital is a full-service agency that provides integrated digital marketing strategy as well as a Web-based licensed software platform to help organizations build communities online.
buyer: WPP Group, plc (WPP:$19,110.33)
WPP, through its operating companies, provides a comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services including advertising; media investment management; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; healthcare communications; direct marketing and specialist communications. "
target: Blue State Digital, LLC
Blue State Digital is a digital agency specializing in advocacy, membership and fundraising campaigns for nonprofits, educational and cultural institutions, political campaigns and corporate brands. BSD provides clients with a variety of strategic services such as website design.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$13
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0.0x
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