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closed 6/4/2014 via PR Web

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired Seelio

synopsis: PlattForm, a marketing and enrollment management partner for colleges and universities worldwide, announced the acquisition of Seelio, a service-based student portfolio solution for higher education institutions, that offers a student life cycle approach that spans from enrollment to career placement while delivering optimal student outcomes.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
Since 1989, PlattForm has set the standard of excellence in providing marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities, worldwide. Its specialties include search engine marketing; interactive lead generation; online marketing; and more. "
target: Seelio
Seelio is an educational service and technology company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that partners with universities to deliver a greater value to students through the use of rich, multimedia online portfolios. Students are able to easily and beautifully capture their works, projects and passions.
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closed 10/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Trilogy Education Services, acquired JobTrack

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

Aon plc, acquired CoCubes.com

synopsis: Aon Hewitt, the global talent, retirement and health solutions business of Aon Plc, has acquired CoCubes, a hiring assessment company based in India focused at entry level. They run assessments to measure employability across all domains - from programming to plumbing.
buyer: Aon plc (NYSE:AON:$11,013.00)
Aon plc is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Aon unites to empower results for clients via effective risk and people solutions and through global resources and technical expertise. "
target: CoCubes.com
CoCubes.com is India's leading assessment and hiring platform. They run assessments to measure employability across all domains - from programming to plumbing. They are based in Gurgaon.
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closed 1/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired MyEdu

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., announced the acquisition of MyEdu, a provider of a popular technology platform that helps college students create an academic roadmap tailored to their academic and career goals and build their first "professional profile" to connect to jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: MyEdu
MyEdu is the definitive online source to increase success and save money in college. MyEdu helps students to create a personalized graduation plan and make informed decisions about their courses, schedule, professors and major.
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closed 10/27/2015 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired Pathbrite

synopsis: Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide, announced its acquisition of Pathbrite's best-in-class ePortfolio solution. Pathbrite enables students to collect, track and showcase their work to demonstrate completion of assignments.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement. "
target: Pathbrite
Pathbrite was a venture-backed ed tech company based in San Francisco. Pathbrite has users at 900 schools, colleges, universities and organizations in the world. Pathbrite's portfolio platform is poised to revolutionize learning, teaching and assessment across the globe.
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closed 12/17/2015 via PR Newswire

inRecruit, merged with Bownce LLC

synopsis: inRecruit, a leading sports, social media and networking platform that assists high school athletes in maximizing their college recruitment experience, announced its merger with Bownce, LLC, a NCAA compliant recruiting platform focused on basketball.
buyer: inRecruit
inRecruit (www.inRecruit.com) is a sports social recruiting network which has been dubbed the "LinkedIn for Athletes" by many national journalists as it digitally connects youth athletes with college coaches. inRecruit was founded by former professional athletes as well as social media experts. "
target: Bownce LLC
Bownce is a web-enabled platform utilizing social media that dramatically reduces the cost of recruiting. This innovative platform allows college coaches to build successful programs by targeting high school recruits in ways that have never been done before.
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closed 8/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Graduway, acquired VineUp

synopsis: Graduway, the world’s leading provider of alumni software, has acquired VineUp, a top supplier of career mentoring software for higher education in the US, UK and Australia.
buyer: Graduway
Headquartered in the U.K. with operations in the U.S. and Israel, Graduway is trusted by 600+ education institutions and companies to manage their on-line alumni career communities including UCLA, Johns Hopkins and the University of Oxford. "
target: VineUp
VineUp provides web and mobile applications to universities. These applications enable the universities to unlock the collective knowledge and experience within their alumni and professional network for mentoring and career development opportunities for their students and alumni alike.
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closed 4/16/2018 via BusinessWire

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired PeopleAdmin, Inc.

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

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PeopleAdmin, Inc.

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

Hobsons, acquired Chat University

synopsis: Hobsons EMT division, which helps colleges and universities improve recruitment and enrollment through technology, has acquired Chat University, a technology company that provides college and university admissions offices with Web-based chat and other services.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: Chat University
Boston-based Chat University began with a single product, Online Chat, and has since developed a full range of products designed exclusively for college and university admissions offices.
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announced 10/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Front Rush, LLC will be merged with ACS Athletics,

synopsis: ACS Athletics, the leader in college athletic administration and compliance software, and Front Rush, the leader in recruiting software for college coaches, announced a merger that will make their joint entity the largest provider of technology for recruiting, compliance, roster management and sports operations.
buyer: ACS Athletics
ACS Athletics simplifies how athletics departments work allowing coaches and administrators to focus on winning and building successful programs. ACS is the leading provider of web and mobile solutions for increasing staff productivity and reducing risk in collegiate athletics. "
target: Front Rush, LLC
Founded in 2006, Front Rush's focus is to provide college coaches with top notch recruiting and scouting software. With a focus on user experience and amazing customer support, Front Rush has grown to be the largest recruiting and scouting solution in college athletics.
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announced 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, will acquire Interfolio, Inc.

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

Watermark, acquired Digital Measures

synopsis: Watermark announced that Digital Measures, the leading provider of web-based faculty activity reporting software, joined the Watermark family. With this addition, Watermark becomes the market leader in outcomes assessment, accreditation management, and faculty activity reporting solutions.
buyer parent: Technology Crossover Ventures
buyer: Watermark
Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, educators, and learners. Through its innovative educational intelligence platform, Watermark supports institutions in developing an intentional approach to learning and development based on data they can trust. "
target: Digital Measures
Digital Measures seeks to empower universities to succeed at a higher level. The company’s flagship product, Activity Insight, simplifies faculty activity data collection and reporting, and its Workflow Module brings the same efficiency to faculty reviews and more.
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closed 12/6/2017 via PR Newswire

Liaison International, Inc., acquired Time2Track, LLC

synopsis: Liaison International announced that it has acquired Time2Track, the leader in clinical training management. They are best known for tracking behavioral health training hours through an intuitive platform that features online forms, evaluations and supervisor approval systems.
buyer: Liaison International, Inc.
Liaison helps higher education institutions identify, recruit, and enroll best-fit students with improved outreach, application, and enrollment processes. More than 7,000 programs rely on their admissions management and marketing automation software and services to reach prospective students. "
target: Time2Track, LLC
Time2Track is the leader in clinical training management. Time2Track is a web-based software tool that lets users easily track and manage training hours, either as a graduate student or a professional. They also give organizations powerful tools that allow supervisors to approve hours online.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Campus Labs, acquired Courseval

synopsis: Campus Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of EdCentric, Inc. and a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Academic Management Systems LLC (Courseval), a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Labs
Campus Labs empowers institutions to make valuable connections with their data. The Company offers a complete set of integrated solutions for areas such as assessment, retention, teaching, learning, student engagement, and institutional effectiveness. "
target parent: Invoke Solutions
target: Courseval
Academic Management Systems, LLC, the developer of CoursEval, is a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance. The Company currently serves more than 300 higher education institutions.
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closed 1/12/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Interfolio, Inc., acquired Data180

synopsis: Interfolio, a pioneer in tech solutions for faculty hiring, promotion, & tenure, announced its acquisition of DATA180, a leader in tools for faculty-activity reporting. The joining of companies with a shared “faculty first” ethos & complementary services brings unparalleled value to a segment of higher education whose needs have been overlooked.
buyer: Interfolio, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Interfolio is a pioneer in faculty-focused workflow technology. Their product, ByCommittee provides a platform for analytics and business intelligence to help universities make informed, strategic decisions about recruitment, tenure, & professional service. "
target: Data180
Founded in 2002, DATA180 provides the most-advanced technology to help faculty harness the voluminous and varied activity data – from research publications to program evaluations – that must be reported regularly to administrators for internal reviews, compliance and accreditation, among other uses.
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closed 11/25/2015 via Company Press Release

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Campus Labs

synopsis: Higher One Holdings, Inc. announced that it reached an agreement to sell its Campus Labs data analytics business to an affiliate of Leeds Equity Partners. Campus Labs provides a software platform for colleges and universities to make data-driven, strategic decisions ranging from accreditation to student retention to effective operations.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is the pioneer in private equity investing in the knowledge sector, which includes the education, training, business services, and information services and software industries. Leeds Equity has deployed over $2.6 billion of capital in investments across the knowledge sector. "
target parent: Higher One, Inc.
target: Campus Labs
Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) is the leading platform and service provider for assessment in higher education. Campus Labs is the only specialized, comprehensive assessment program that combines data collection, reporting, organization, and campus-wide integration.
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closed 2/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Academic Management Systems, Inc. merged with Invoke Solutions,

synopsis: Invoke Solutions, a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies, has merged with Academic Management Systems, Inc. Founded in 1997, Academic Management Systems Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education.
buyer: Invoke Solutions
Invoke Solutions is a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies. Its patented software is considered the pioneer in real-time large-scale qualitative and quantitative market research. "
target parent: North Atlantic Capital
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Since 1997, Academic Management Systems, Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education. Its student-ratings-of-instruction system, CoursEval™ is used by 300 colleges, universities, and professional schools around the world.
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closed 8/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Higher One, Inc., acquired Campus Labs

synopsis: Higher One announced that it will be acquiring substantially all of the assets of Campus Labs, the leading comprehensive assessment platform for higher education that combines data collection, reporting, and analytics to help promote student and institutional success.
buyer: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One provides higher education institutions and their students with efficient, convenient and easy-to-use solutions to handle financial disbursements. These include: student refunds, on-campus and community purchases, payroll and employee expenses, as well as the collection of payments. "
target: Campus Labs
Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) is the leading platform and service provider for assessment in higher education. Campus Labs is the only specialized, comprehensive assessment program that combines data collection, reporting, organization, and campus-wide integration.
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closed 9/23/2010 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Academic Management Systems, Inc.

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc. announced the acquisition of Academic Management Systems (AMS) and its flagship product CoursEval. ConnectEDU will continue to support, enhance and grow the CoursEval higher education and health professions client base as well as extending the solution into the ConnectEDU K-12 client base.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their career. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
target parent: Liaison International, Inc.
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Academic Management Systems provides information technology products to the higher education and professional education communities; to create a network of institutions sharing common technologies and business processes; and to shape the future of higher education and professional education.
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closed 6/4/2014 via PR Web

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired Seelio

synopsis: PlattForm, a marketing and enrollment management partner for colleges and universities worldwide, announced the acquisition of Seelio, a service-based student portfolio solution for higher education institutions, that offers a student life cycle approach that spans from enrollment to career placement while delivering optimal student outcomes.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
Since 1989, PlattForm has set the standard of excellence in providing marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities, worldwide. Its specialties include search engine marketing; interactive lead generation; online marketing; and more. "
target: Seelio
Seelio is an educational service and technology company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that partners with universities to deliver a greater value to students through the use of rich, multimedia online portfolios. Students are able to easily and beautifully capture their works, projects and passions.
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closed 12/2/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

EducationDynamics, LLC, purchased Agency-of-record business from Thruline Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing, announces the acquisition of key assets of Thruline Marketing. EducationDynamics has acquired Thruline Marketing's agency-of-record business, which provides paid digital marketing, traditional marketing, and SEO management services for more than 20 higher education institutions.
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: Thruline Marketing, Inc.
Thruline Marketing's agency-of-record business provides paid digital marketing, traditional marketing, and SEO management services for more than 20 higher education institutions.
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closed 11/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Keypath Education, Inc., acquired GlobalHealth Education and Training, L.L.C.

synopsis: Keypath Education, the online degree enablement firm, has announced the acquisition of GlobalHealth Education, a provider of online health courses based in the US.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: Keypath Education, Inc.
Keypath Education, formerly known as PlattForm, serves the entire student journey and partner with higher education institutions worldwide to launch programs, grow enrollment, improve learning and connect education to careers for the world’s most prepared students. "
target: GlobalHealth Education and Training, L.L.C.
GlobalHealth Education (GHE) provides access to online healthcare related degrees for employees and members of healthcare companies and associations.
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closed 6/4/2014 via PR Web

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired Seelio

synopsis: PlattForm, a marketing and enrollment management partner for colleges and universities worldwide, announced the acquisition of Seelio, a service-based student portfolio solution for higher education institutions, that offers a student life cycle approach that spans from enrollment to career placement while delivering optimal student outcomes.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
Since 1989, PlattForm has set the standard of excellence in providing marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities, worldwide. Its specialties include search engine marketing; interactive lead generation; online marketing; and more. "
target: Seelio
Seelio is an educational service and technology company based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that partners with universities to deliver a greater value to students through the use of rich, multimedia online portfolios. Students are able to easily and beautifully capture their works, projects and passions.
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closed 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 1/9/2013 via BusinessWire

Sterling Partners, acquired PlattForm Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Sterling Partners, a growth-oriented private equity firm with a long history of successful investing in the education sector, has acquired PlattForm Advertising, a leading provider of comprehensive marketing and enrollment-management services to colleges and universities.
buyer: Sterling Partners
Sterling Partners is a private equity firm with a distinct point of view on how to build great companies. Sterling focuses on investing growth capital in small and mid-market companies in industries with positive, long-term trends – education, healthcare, and business services. "
target parent: Arlington Capital Partners
target: 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.
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closed 3/12/2012 via PR Newswire

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., purchased Strategic Website Properties from Guider Media

synopsis: PlattForm, a leading Internet marketing and enrollment solutions provider for the postsecondary education industry announced that it acquired numerous website properties from Guider Media. The websites involved in the acquisition predominantly serve online- and graduate-focused higher learning institutions offering advanced degree programs.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm Advertising is a direct response agency specializing in postsecondary education marketing. Its services includes interactive inquiry generation; website marketing; digital media; search engine marketing; social media; media placement; and creative services, print and video production. "
seller parent: Investment AB Kinnevik
seller: Guider Media
Guider Media owns and operates more than a dozen websites that are leaders in their vertical markets and organically attract a large amount of visitors on a monthly basis. Many of these sites are reference guides for web users and have very strong community participation.
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closed 11/5/2007 via BusinessWire

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired Beauty Inter-Network Company

synopsis: PlattForm Holdings, Inc., a leading Internet marketing and enrollment solutions provider to the post-secondary education industry, acquired Beauty Inter-Network Company, a recruitment and enrollment lead generation company that publishes beautyschools.com and other web sites for the education industry.
buyer parent: Arlington Capital Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm is a full-service marketing and advertising agency offering enrollment solutions for the education industry and the military. Since 1989, we have continued in our commitment to set the standard for excellence in these industries. "
target: Beauty Inter-Network Company
Beauty Inter-Network Company is a recruitment and enrollment lead generation company that publishes beautyschools.com and other web sites for the education industry.
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closed 7/26/2007 via BusinessWire

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired Zuma, LLC

synopsis: PlattForm Holdings, Inc., a leading Internet marketing and enrollment solutions provider to the post-secondary education industry,has acquired Zuma, LLC. Zuma is the publisher of www.BeautySchoolsDirectory.com, a recruitment and enrollment lead generation company for the cosmetology school industry.
buyer parent: Arlington Capital Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm is a full-service marketing and advertising agency offering enrollment solutions for the education industry and the military. Since 1989, we have continued in our commitment to set the standard for excellence in these industries. "
target: Zuma, LLC
Zuma is the publisher of www.BeautySchoolsDirectory.com, a recruitment and enrollment lead generation company for the cosmetology school industry.
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closed 7/26/2007 via BusinessWire

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired VentureDirect Worldwide, Inc.

synopsis: PlattForm Holdings, Inc., a leading Internet marketing and enrollment solutions provider to the post-secondary education industry,has acquired VentureDirect Worldwide, Inc. VentureDirect has been a leading marketing services firm for 25 years, providing lead generation and customer acquisition services to advertisers.
buyer parent: Arlington Capital Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm is a full-service marketing and advertising agency offering enrollment solutions for the education industry and the military. Since 1989, we have continued in our commitment to set the standard for excellence in these industries. "
target: VentureDirect Worldwide, Inc.
Venture Direct Worldwide, Inc. operates as a direct marketing and media company in the United States. It offers direct mail list services, list management services, and print brokerage service for advertisers.
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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 12/2/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

EducationDynamics, LLC, purchased Agency-of-record business from Thruline Marketing, Inc.

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing, announces the acquisition of key assets of Thruline Marketing. EducationDynamics has acquired Thruline Marketing's agency-of-record business, which provides paid digital marketing, traditional marketing, and SEO management services for more than 20 higher education institutions.
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: Thruline Marketing, Inc.
Thruline Marketing's agency-of-record business provides paid digital marketing, traditional marketing, and SEO management services for more than 20 higher education institutions.
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closed 12/21/2017 via Company Press Release

Carnegie Communications, acquired i-studentgroup

synopsis: Carnegie Communications LLC, the leader in integrated marketing and lead generation since 1985 and the first higher education agency to offer digital services to colleges and universities, announced the acquisition of i-studentgroup, a digital marketing innovator offering services for higher education institutions globally.
buyer: Carnegie Communications
Carnegie Communications, based in Westford, MA, provides integrated, response-driven enrollment marketing and recruitment. Through customized, cutting-edge digital solutions and a multichannel lead generation platform, Carnegie connects higher education institutions with their target audiences. "
target: i-studentgroup
Founded in 2004, i-studentgroup has been a leading provider of digital marketing solutions for higher education institutions globally, offering products such as HTML5 interactive presentations, promotional campaigns, and custom-built apps.
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closed 1/9/2013 via BusinessWire

Sterling Partners, acquired PlattForm Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Sterling Partners, a growth-oriented private equity firm with a long history of successful investing in the education sector, has acquired PlattForm Advertising, a leading provider of comprehensive marketing and enrollment-management services to colleges and universities.
buyer: Sterling Partners
Sterling Partners is a private equity firm with a distinct point of view on how to build great companies. Sterling focuses on investing growth capital in small and mid-market companies in industries with positive, long-term trends – education, healthcare, and business services. "
target parent: Arlington Capital Partners
target: 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.
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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 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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closed 6/13/2018 via GlobeNewswire

EducationDynamics, LLC, acquired JMH Consulting

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing and enrollment management, announces the acquisition of JMH Consulting, an innovative, customer-centric provider of higher education marketing, recruiting, and retention solutions. They offer a comprehensive suite of services on both a fee-for-service and revenue sharing basis.
buyer parent: Muirlands Capital LLC
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. "
target: JMH Consulting
JMH Consulting is an organization that markets, launches, manages, and enhances educational experiences for higher education. They use innovative ideas in their strategies and solutions for online marketing. They offer a range of enrollment growth solutions for higher education institutions.
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closed 10/6/2017 via Company Press Release

QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, acquired Hobsons Solutions

synopsis: QS Quacquarelli Symonds has acquired Hobsons Solutions, the international division of Hobsons, Inc. Hobsons Solutions is the leading provider of international enrolment management solutions to universities worldwide. Hobson Solutions helps clients mitigate risk and build sustainable recruitment strategies in an increasingly complex marketplace.
buyer: QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited
QS Quacquarelli Symonds helps prospective students and working professionals make the right educational choices. This is achieved by hosting 350+ global events, as well as offering various products, services and online platforms linking students with the educational institution best suited to them. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Hobsons Solutions
Hobsons Solutions is the global market leader in international student enrolment services and insight. Hobsons Solutions manages one of the world’s largest international student research initiatives, enabling clients to better compete globally and maximise student recruitment and enrolment.
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closed 2/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Cegment, Inc.

synopsis: CampusLogic announces the acquisition of Cegment’s Net Price Calculator (NPC) and Award Letter business. A pioneer in the NPC business, Cegment helps create transparency in higher education financing so families can better understand and assess the cost of a college degree.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers financial aid with the first—and only—student engagement platform. Their cloud-based technology helps schools increase accessibility to education, reduce student borrowing, and drive down the cost of financial aid administration. "
target: Cegment, Inc.
Cegment works with colleges and universities to provide innovative solutions for enrollment and financial aid marketing. Cegment's Net Price Calculator helps create transparency in higher education financing so families can better understand and assess the cost of a college degree.
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closed 12/8/2015 via PR Newswire

KnowledgeShares.Org, Muirlands Capital LLC, Prudential Capital Group, acquired EducationDynamics, LLC

synopsis: Halyard Capital, a NY based private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, EducationDynamics (EDDY), was sold to an investor group led by Muirlands Capital, KnowledgeShares and Prudential Capital Group. EDDY is one of the market leaders in helping higher education institutions find and enroll the highest quality student prospects.
buyer: Muirlands Capital LLC
buyer: KnowledgeShares.Org
buyer: Prudential Capital Group
Muirlands Capital is a lower middle market private equity firm. KnowledgeShares partners with leading organizations in higher education to invest financial and human capital. Prudential Capital Group is a leading provider of private debt, mezzanine and equity securities to companies worldwide. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is higher education’s leading marketing information and technology services company, helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. Its content-rich and highly visible education websites make them the premier provider of prospective students for colleges and universities.
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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 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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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.
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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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announced 6/17/2008 via Company Press Release

Chicago Growth Partners, will acquire Royall & Company

synopsis: Royall is the nation’s leading provider of recruitment services to traditional colleges and universities. CGP led the recapitalization of Royall, partnering with the Company’s management team.
buyer: Chicago Growth Partners
Chicago Growth Partners focuses on lower middle market growth companies in Business and Consumer Services, Healthcare, Industrial Growth and Information Technology. We’ve focused on these industries for over 21 years, with a combined 100+ years of experience in these four areas. "
target: Royall & Company
Royall & Company is made up of some 200 professionals who are exclusively focused on full-time, first-time, traditional-age undergraduate student recruitment. Royall's talented staff includes professionals in all the disciplines required in designing, developing, deploying, and analyzing direct resp
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