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closed 4/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Oxford University Press, acquired bab.la

synopsis: Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford, announced the acquisition of the online language portal bab.la, a multilingual dictionary and translation website based in Hamburg, Germany, where language lovers gather online and use and develop translation resources for the world’s languages.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
target: bab.la
bab.la is a free online platform for language lovers. It has 39 dictionaries for 28 languages, a language forum, vocabulary lessons, language games, quizzes, verb conjugation for 11 languages, phrase books for university, business or travel and an internship platform.
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announced 8/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

Rozetta, will acquire Conyac

synopsis: Japanese translation service giant Rozetta announced it would take the entire stake in Tokyo-based Conyac, a crowdsourced translation service. Conyac is a fast, affordable and accurate human translation service that uses crowdsourcing concept to bridge the language communication gap between people around the world.
buyer: Rozetta (TSE:6182:$17.22)
Rozetta Corporation develops and operates an online automatic translation engines. Rozetta also provides translation, interpretation, and corporate training services. "
target: Conyac
Conyac is a fast, affordable and accurate human translation service that uses crowdsourcing concept to bridge the language communication gap between people around the world.
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$14
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closed 7/3/2008 via BusinessWire

Ask.com, acquired Lexico Publishing Group, LLC

synopsis: Ask.com a leading search engine and wholly-owned business of IAC announced the completion of the previously announced agreement to acquire Lexico Publishing Group LLC, owner of Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, and Reference.com.
buyer: Ask.com
Ask.com is a leading search engine on the Web. Millions of people turn to Ask.com to get what they are looking for online everyday. Founded as Ask Jeeves in 1996 and renamed Ask.com in February 2005, Ask.com is recognized for innovation in search technology and search interface design. "
target: Lexico Publishing Group, LLC
Lexico is a leading provider of language reference products and services on the Internet, including Dictionary.com; Thesaurus.com; Reference.com; and CleverKeys, software that gives instant access to our services from almost any program on Windows or Macintosh platforms.
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announced 7/16/2007 via PR Newswire

Answers Corporation, will acquire Lexico Publishing Group, LLC

synopsis: Answers Corporation creator of Answers.com, has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Lexico Publishing Group, LLC, owner of the popular Web properties Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com and Reference.com, for $100 million in cash. The transaction is subject to financing and customary closing conditions.
buyer: Answers Corporation
Answers Corporation operates a leading answer-based search engine, www.answers.com. Founded in 1999 by Bob Rosenschein, Answers provides patented technology and software tools to compile and present concise, reliable information on demand. "
target: Lexico Publishing Group, LLC
Lexico is a leading provider of language reference products and services on the Internet, including Dictionary.com; Thesaurus.com; Reference.com; and CleverKeys, software that gives instant access to our services from almost any program on Windows or Macintosh platforms.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
$7
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$3
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34.5x
closed 11/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Quicken Loans Inc., acquired Dictionary.com

synopsis: Rock Holdings, doing business as Quicken Loans, has acquired Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com. Dictionary.com is the world’s leading online source for English definitions, synonyms and more. Thesaurus.com is the world’s largest and most trusted free online thesaurus.
buyer: Quicken Loans Inc.
Rock Holdings, doing business as Quicken Loans, is the parent company of several FinTech businesses. They make solutions that help clients navigate the home buying process or creating new financial products. "
target parent: IAC
target: Dictionary.com
Dictionary.com is the world’s leading online source for English definitions, synonyms, word origins, audio pronunciations, example sentences, slang phrases, idioms, word games, and more. Thesaurus.com is the world’s largest and most trusted free online thesaurus.
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closed 10/13/2009 via BNC Analysis

Notrefamille.com, acquired L'Aventure

synopsis: NotreFamille.com announces the acquisition of L'Aventure, publisher of consumer website MediaDICO.com. The amount of the transaction would amount to 750,000 euros in cash.
buyer: Notrefamille.com (FR:ALNFA:$15.39)
Notrefamille.com operates Internet portal in France. Its Internet portals include Notrefamille.com for family environment; Genealogie.com, which provides reference service for French-speaking genealogists; and Cadeaux.com that engages in the on-line sale of personalized gifts. "
target: L'Aventure
L'Aventure engages in digital publishing of dictionaries on Internet, CD-ROMs, and mobile phones. The company is based in France.
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closed 4/25/2012 via PR Newswire

CareerBuilder, Inc., acquired Top Language Jobs

synopsis: CareerBuilder, the leader in human capital solutions, continues to grow its European business with the acquisition of Top Language Jobs (TLJ), the leading global online jobsite for multi-language jobs and candidates. TLJ operates more than 40 sites in 25 countries across Europe and in the U.S.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: CareerBuilder, Inc.
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset - their people. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States, with more than 24 million visitors, 1 million jobs and 45 million resumes. "
target: Top Language Jobs
Top Language Jobs is Europe's No. 1 specialist language recruitment job portal. They operate the largest global network of Job Boards dedicated to multilingual job seekers looking for work internationally.
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closed 12/14/2016 via Market Wire

United Language Group, acquired Language Select

synopsis: United Language Group (ULG) announced its acquisition of Language Select, a world class provider of over-the-phone and in-person interpretation services. The deal allows ULG to provide its clients enhanced interpretation service offerings, and introduce a portfolio of translation and localization services to legacy Language Select customers.
buyer parent: Northern Pacific Group
buyer: United Language Group
United Language Group (ULG) is one of the largest translation and localization providers in the world, with offices based in 5 countries on 3 continents. ULG applies innovative technology and language expertise to drive translation and localization quality for clients around the world. "
target: Language Select
Language Select, headquartered in Burbank, California, provides on-demand telephone and in-person interpreting services in 200+ languages to clients in the government, legal, healthcare and private sectors.
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announced 9/8/2014 via Reuters

YES24 Co., Ltd., will acquire Doosan Dong-A Co., Ltd

synopsis: YES24 will acquire 100 percent of Doosan Dong-A Co., Ltd. Doosan Dong-A is a publisher of educational materials. They also publish specialized dictionaries including those for languages such as Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, and German.
buyer: YES24 Co., Ltd. (A053280:$321.65)
Yes24 Co., Ltd. engages in online shopping. Its businesses include tickets, gift items, ebooks, advertisement, movie operations, and other commodities. "
target parent: Doosan Corp.
target: Doosan Dong-A Co., Ltd
Doosan Dong-A Co., Ltd. operates in the education and publishing industry, developing innovative and reliable materials for children of all ages. The company also publishes specialized dictionaries including those for languages such as Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, and German.
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closed 11/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Sorenson Communications, LLC, acquired Communication Axess Ability Group

synopsis: Sorenson Communications announced the acquisition of the business of Texas-based Communication Axess Ability Group (CAAG). CAAG serves the state of Texas by providing sign language interpreting, Video Remote Interpreting (VRI), communication access real-time translation (CART), and Deaf and hard-of-hearing services.
buyer: Sorenson Communications, LLC
Sorenson Communications delivers the world’s most trusted services, which include Sorenson Video Relay Service, the highest-quality video interpreting service, and Sorenson Community Interpreting Services, which matches qualified sign language interpreters to specific assignment needs. "
target: Communication Axess Ability Group
Communication Axess Ability Group (CAAG) serves the state of Texas by providing sign language interpreting, Video Remote Interpreting (VRI), communication access real-time translation (CART), and Deaf and hard-of-hearing services.
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closed 10/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Salem Media Group, acquired HistoryOnTheNet and AuthenticHistory

synopsis: Salem Media Group, Inc., America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher, has acquired HistoryOnTheNet and AuthenticHistory, websites that provide information about American history.
buyer: Salem Media Group (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Media Group is America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: HistoryOnTheNet and AuthenticHistory
History on the Net and The Authentic History Center provide online information about American history. The companies are based in the United States. History on the Net was founded in 2000.
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closed 8/28/2013 via Market Wire

Salem Web Network, acquired ChristianHeadlines.com

synopsis: Salem Web Network, an Internet content provider and publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion content, announced the acquisition of ChristianHeadlines.com, a website providing up-to-the-minute national and international news affecting Christian leaders, ministries, organizations, and believers.
buyer parent: Salem Communications Corporation
buyer: Salem Web Network
Salem Web Network is the online division of Salem Communications. Salem Web Network consists of the most well-known brands in the faith marketplace such as Crosswalk.com, CrossCards.com, and GodTube.com. "
target: ChristianHeadlines.com
ChristianHeadlines.com is targeted toward providing up-to-the-minute national and international news affecting Christian leaders, ministries, organizations, and believers.
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closed 5/5/2014 via Company Press Release

HarperCollins Christian Publishing, acquired Olive Tree

synopsis: HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. announced its acquisition of Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc. Olive Tree is an industry leading online and mobile Christian Bible resource and e-commerce company. Its software is accessible on the desktop, tablets, and mobile devices across all major platforms and offers a wide range of products.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc. is a world leading Christian publisher. Comprised of the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups, the Company has nearly 300 years of combined publishing experience. "
target: Olive Tree
Olive Tree is an industry leading online and mobile Christian Bible resource and e-commerce company. Its software is accessible on the desktop, tablets, and mobile devices across all major platforms and offers a wide range of products.
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closed 4/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Oxford University Press, acquired bab.la

synopsis: Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford, announced the acquisition of the online language portal bab.la, a multilingual dictionary and translation website based in Hamburg, Germany, where language lovers gather online and use and develop translation resources for the world’s languages.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
target: bab.la
bab.la is a free online platform for language lovers. It has 39 dictionaries for 28 languages, a language forum, vocabulary lessons, language games, quizzes, verb conjugation for 11 languages, phrase books for university, business or travel and an internship platform.
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closed 5/27/2015 via BNC Analysis

Oxford University Press, acquired Epigeum

synopsis: Oxford University Press has bought e-learning business Epigeum. Epigeum is a provider of online courses designed to support universities and colleges in core activities like teaching, research, studying and management. The company's courses are used by 230 universities in 27 countries.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
target parent: Imperial College London
target: Epigeum
Epigeum is the leading publisher of online courses designed to transform the way in which universities and colleges support their core activities of research, teaching and learning. They create world-class online training courses in collaboration with leading experts and leading universities.
price ($mm)
$17
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$8
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$2
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2.0x
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10.7x
closed 4/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Oxford University Press, acquired bab.la

synopsis: Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford, announced the acquisition of the online language portal bab.la, a multilingual dictionary and translation website based in Hamburg, Germany, where language lovers gather online and use and develop translation resources for the world’s languages.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
target: bab.la
bab.la is a free online platform for language lovers. It has 39 dictionaries for 28 languages, a language forum, vocabulary lessons, language games, quizzes, verb conjugation for 11 languages, phrase books for university, business or travel and an internship platform.
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closed 1/21/2013 via Company Press Release

Oxford University Press, acquired Nelson Thornes Ltd.

synopsis: Oxford University Press (OUP) announced it has acquired Nelson Thornes, extending OUP’s range of educational publishing. OUP acquired the publisher from Infinitas Learning. Nelson Thornes covers a broad range of subject areas with its primary, secondary, and vocational teaching resources.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
target parent: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
target: Nelson Thornes Ltd.
Nelson Thornes is one of the UK’s leading educational publishers providing engaging and creative blended learning resources of the highest quality that support teachers and motivate students of all abilities from Primary through to Higher Education.
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announced 8/29/2012 via Company Press Release

Oxford University Press, will acquire American Journal of Hypertension, Ltd.

synopsis: Oxford University Press announced that the esteemed American Journal of Hypertension will be joining the publisher’s journal collection. Established in 1988, the American Journal of Hypertension is a highly regarded title providing a forum for scientific inquiry in the field of hypertension and related cardiovascular disease.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: American Journal of Hypertension, Ltd.
The American Journal of Hypertension is a monthly, peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for scientific inquiry of the highest standards in the field of hypertension and related cardiovascular disease.
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closed 8/9/2012 via Company Press Release

Oxford University Press, purchased The American Journal of Jurisprudence from University of Notre Dame Law School

synopsis: Oxford University Press announced its acquisition of The American Journal of Jurisprudence (AJJ), which was previously self-published by the University of Notre Dame Law School. The AJJ is an international journal publishing critical discussions of the moral foundations of law and legal systems.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
seller parent: University of Notre Dame
seller: University of Notre Dame Law School
The American Journal of Jurisprudence is an international journal publishing critical discussions of the moral foundations of law and legal systems, exploring current and historical issues in ethics, philosophy of law or jurisprudence, and legal (including constitutional) theory.
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closed 12/5/2011 via BNC Analysis

Oxford University Press, acquired MyMaths Limited

synopsis: Oxford University Press has acquired MyMaths Limited. MyMaths Limited operates a subscription website for schools. It is based in the UK and is used in about 70 countries by around 4 million students a year. MyMaths provides access to a range of ready-made lessons and online homework tasks.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
target: MyMaths Limited
MyMaths Limited operates a subscription website for schools. It is based in the UK and is used in about 70 countries by around 4 million students a year. MyMaths provides access to a range of ready-made lessons and online homework tasks.
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closed 2/9/2007 via BNC Analysis

Oxford University Press, acquired Roxbury Publishing Company

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, one of the leading independent investment banks serving the media, information and technology markets, announced that it represented Los Angeles-based Roxbury Publishing Company (Roxbury), a publisher of higher education books in its sale to Oxford University Press (OUP).
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world's largest university press, publishing over 4,000 new titles a year. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines. "
target: Roxbury Publishing Company
Roxbury Publishing Company publishes textbooks, anthologies and supplemental books for the college market. It is a leading college publisher of sociology, criminology, criminal justice, speech communication, and political science titles.
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closed 9/30/2005 via Company Press Release

Oxford University Press, acquired Oceana Publications Inc.

synopsis: Oxford University Press Inc (OUP Inc) has today acquired the assets of US-based law publisher Oceana Publications Inc (Oceana). Oceana is a specialist legal publisher with particular strengths in the fields of international law and transnational commercial law.
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the world's largest university press, publishing over 4,000 new titles a year. It has become familiar to millions through a diverse publishing programme that includes scholarly works in all academic disciplines. "
target: Oceana Publications Inc.
Oceana has been the premier publisher of essential international legal information designed for law librarians, practicing attorneys, business executives, academicians & researchers worldwide. Their global network of respected authors and editors are affiliated with many of the world’s finest firms.
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closed 10/11/2012 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publications, acquired Adam Matthew

synopsis: SAGE, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced the purchase of primary sources publisher Adam Matthew. Adam Matthew is an award winning publisher of online primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Adam Matthew
Adam Matthew Digital publishes online primary source collections and works with the leading libraries, archives and scholars from around the world. The results are creative resources that offer powerful research and dynamic teaching for universities, colleges and libraries.
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closed 2/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Eureka Growth Capital, purchased Law School Publishing from Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions

synopsis: Thomson Reuters Legal confirmed that it has sold its law school publishing division—a group that offers casebooks, study aids and other printed materials dispensed via reseller bookstores—to Eureka Growth Capital, a Philadelphia private equity firm.
buyer: Eureka Growth Capital
Eureka Growth Capital is a private equity firm focused on partnering with managers of growing, well-run companies to find and realize their potential. It is committed to supporting management teams of businesses with $10-75 million in revenue in creative, flexibly structured transactions. "
seller parent: Thomson Reuters
seller: Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions
The Law School Publishing division of Thomson Reuters offers casebooks, study aids and other printed materials dispensed via reseller bookstores.
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closed 10/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cheddar, acquired RateMyProfessors.com

synopsis: Streaming news company Cheddar has acquired RateMyProfessors.com, the Viacom-owned site where students go online to rate and review their professors and schools across the U.S. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
buyer: Cheddar
Cheddar is the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company. Cheddar broadcasts live on SlingTV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Philo, Twitter, Facebook Watch, Pluto, Xumo and more. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: RateMyProfessors.com
RateMyProfessors.com is the largest online destination for professor ratings. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
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announced 7/13/2018 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., will acquire Student Loan Hero

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc., America's leading online loan marketplace, will acquire Student Loan Hero, a personal finance website dedicated to helping student loan borrowers manage their student debt. Student Loan Hero provides current and former students in-depth financial comparison tools, educational resources, and unbiased, personalized advice.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates America's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. LendingTree's online marketplace connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. "
target: Student Loan Hero
Student Loan Hero combines tools with financial education to help people manage and pay off their student loans. The website provides advice and educational resources that help users to find the best student loan for them. Their tools allow users to sync loan data and calculate repayment scenarios.
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closed 3/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Spotahome, acquired Erasmusu

synopsis: Long-term property-booking platform Spotahome has acquired online student community Erasmusu. Based in Spain, Erasmusu provides useful information about the Erasmus scholarship and enables users to share their experiences with other users. Erasmusu provides information on more than 70,000 rental properties for Erasmus students.
buyer: Spotahome
Spotahome is a rental site for mid to long-term accommodation in the world offering thousands of personally-checked properties with virtual viewings on the site that include photography, HD video tours, and floor plans so anyone can book directly online without an in-person viewing. "
target: Erasmusu
Based in Spain, Erasmusu is an online international exchange student community. Erasmusu provides useful information about the Erasmus scholarship and enables users to share their experiences with other users. Erasmusu provides information on more than 70,000 rental properties for Erasmus students.
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closed 1/31/2018 via PR Newswire

ProspeX Digital, acquired Universities.com LLC

synopsis: ProspeX Digital, a customer acquisition lead generation company, announced the acquisition of Universities.com, which has served as a trusted source for researching colleges and universities since 1996.
buyer: ProspeX Digital
ProspeX Digital is a performance-driven digital marketing firm that specializes in prospect and data development with a focus on education recruitment marketing. ProspeX Digital boasts a cost-effective, performance-driven model that is fueled by proprietary multi-channel ad targeting products. "
target: Universities.com LLC
Universities.com was established in 1996 to help millions of prospective students and adult learners find colleges and universities that fit their needs and match their career goals.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Wizbii, acquired Filengo

synopsis: Wizbii, a professional social network that helps students and graduate find jobs and internships, has acquired Filengo, a free platform that allows students to obtain all the financial aid they are eligible for. Filengo determines which financial aid and how much each student is eligible for from their profile.
buyer: Wizbii
Wizbii is a professional social network for students and graduates. It was created to encourage the creation of startup projects and collaboration between its members. Wizbii helps young people find jobs and internships, and young entrepreneurs to launch their startup projects. "
target: Filengo
Filengo is a free platform that allows students to obtain all the financial aid they are eligible for. Filengo determines which financial aid and how much each student is eligible for from their profile. Students can fill out and send files to financial aid organizations with just one click.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

NRCCUA, acquired Admittedly

synopsis: The National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA), a leading provider of data and analytics solutions to public and private colleges and universities, announced that it has acquired Admittedly, a web and mobile platform education company that specializes in helping students plan their college searches on the go.
buyer: NRCCUA
National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA) is the most trusted source for advancing higher education recruitment. They build educational bridges between college-bound high school students, high school educators and college admissions officers. "
target: Admittedly
Admitted.ly is the ultimate online college advisory tool for high school students, their parents, and guidance counselors. They collect over 500 data points per student and use that data to show students which schools they should be applying to.
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closed 7/1/2016 via PR Web

EducationDynamics, LLC, acquired Unigo, LLC

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing, announces the acquisition of Unigo.com and EStudentLoan.com, a subsidiary of Unigo that provides a fast and free way to compare student loans. Unigo also provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions.
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 parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
target: Unigo, LLC
Unigo is the premier network for current and future college students that provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions. EStudentLoan is a subsidiary of Unigo that provides a fast and free way to compare student loans.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

UBC Press, acquired Purich Publishing Ltd.

synopsis: Long-time Saskatchewan publishers Purich Publishing has been acquired by UBC Press. Founded in 1992, Purich Publishing Ltd. is a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan based publisher specializing in books on Aboriginal, social justice, legal, and western Canadian issues.
buyer: UBC Press
The University of British Columbia Press (UBC Press) is Canada’s leading social sciences publisher. UBC Press' books draw on cutting-edge research, pushing the boundaries of academic discourse in innovative directions. Each year UBC Press publishes seventy new titles in a number of fields. "
target: Purich Publishing Ltd.
Founded in 1992, Purich Publishing Ltd. is a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan based publisher specializing in books on Aboriginal, social justice, legal, and western Canadian issues. It has focused on these areas because they reflect the interests of founding publisher, Donald Purich.
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closed 10/13/2015 via PR Newswire

GoodCall.com, acquired SchoolSoup.com

synopsis: GoodCall, backed by Red Ventures, announced its acquisition of SchoolSoup.com, the world's largest online database of college scholarships. GoodCall's scholarship search platform employs data science to forecast the number of students who will apply for each scholarship.
buyer: GoodCall.com
GoodCall.com is a consumer-focused website where people and information intersect. GoodCall was born from the idea that in an increasingly complex online marketplace, consumers deserve access to the information they need to make educated financial decisions. "
target: SchoolSoup.com
SchoolSoup.com, is the world’s largest free online data base of college and university scholarships. Launched in 2006, schoolsoup.com has amassed over $40 Billion in scholarship data and is considered a leading source for students and parents searching for scholarships and financial aid.
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closed 8/4/2014 via PR Newswire

Educational Credit Management Corporation, acquired College Abacus

synopsis: As part of its longstanding efforts to help students succeed, ECMC, a nonprofit company that provides services in support of higher education finance, acquired College Abacus, an innovative web-based tool that assists prospective college students as they make the all-important decision of which school to attend.
buyer: Educational Credit Management Corporation
Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is a nonprofit company that provides services in support of higher education finance as a guarantor in the Federal Family Education Loan Program. "
target: College Abacus
College Abacus is an innovative web-based tool that assists prospective college students as they make the all-important decision of which school to attend. College Abacus is a one-stop search site that allows students to compare the net price of nearly 4,000 colleges.
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closed 5/6/2014 via PR Newswire

EDPlus Holdings, LLC, acquired Unigo, LLC

synopsis: Augmenting its leadership position in the higher education consumer marketplace, EDPlus Holdings, LLC announced that it has acquired Unigo, LLC, a leading website featuring hundreds of thousands of student-generated reviews of U.S. colleges.
buyer parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
buyer: EDPlus Holdings, LLC
EDPlus Holdings, LLC, provides the most personalized and accurate platform for matching students with schools, financing, rewards and jobs. They use unique insights and proprietary technologies to provide complete and transparent information that helps you choose the right school. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: 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.
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closed 11/6/2013 via Company Press Release

Edinburgh University Press, acquired Dundee University Press

synopsis: Edinburgh University Press, a premier scholarly publisher in Scotland of academic books and journals and one of the leading university presses in the UK, has acquired the business and publishing assets of Dundee University Press, a leading publisher of academic texts, with an established list of law books for students and practitioners.
buyer parent: The University of Edinburgh
buyer: Edinburgh University Press
Edinburgh University Press is the premier scholarly publisher in Scotland of academic books and journals and one of the leading university presses in the UK. Founded over 50 years ago, Edinburgh University Press became a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Edinburgh in 1992. "
target parent: University of Dundee
target: Dundee University Press
Dundee University Press is a leading publisher of academic texts, with an established list of law books for students and practitioners, an exciting array of history titles as well as general titles, all written for a wide readership.
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closed 6/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Applied Visual Arts Publishing

synopsis: AVA Publishing, creative publishers for the applied digital arts, has been acquired by Bloomsbury. The division includes Berg Publishers, Methuen Drama, Arden Shakespeare, Bristol Classical Press, Continuum and Bloomsbury Professional.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$206.85)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: Applied Visual Arts Publishing
Applied Visual Arts Publishing, publishes between 20 and 30 books per annum for students and professionals in the applied visual arts. The books are written by leading academic authorities, and have been adopted by many hundreds of universities, colleges and higher education bodies around the world.
price ($mm)
$0.90
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/15/2012 via PR Newswire

CollegeBudget.com, will acquire MunchOnMe.com

synopsis: CollegeBudget.com, the leading student-exclusive shopping platform, announced that it has agreed to acquire MunchOnMe.com, a food discovery and discount portal from Y Combinator's summer 2011 batch. The acquisition will add a passionate food-centric user base to CollegeBudget's large network of college students and merchants.
buyer: CollegeBudget.com
CollegeBudget.com is revolutionizing student discounts. The service saves college students money through student-exclusive deals and collective social buying. CollegeBudget's mission is to bring savings to every facet of the college experience, including textbooks, and student loans. "
target: MunchOnMe.com
MunchOnMe.com is a food discovery portal that connects people with great food at great prices in local communities. MunchOnMe.com enjoys success promoting local eateries in college towns across the nation.
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closed 3/6/2012 via Company Description

Utah State University Press merged with University Press of Colorado,

synopsis: A merger between USU Press at Utah State University and the University Press of Colorado has been finalized and approved. As proposed, the agreement allows USU Press to remain in Merrill-Cazier Library at Utah State, continuing the tradition of academic publishing and retaining the USU Press imprint.
buyer: University Press of Colorado
University Press of Colorado is a nonprofit publishing enterprise supported by Adams State College, Colorado State University, Fort Lewis College, Metropolitan State College of Denver, Regis University, University of Colorado, University of Northern Colorado, and Western State College of Colorado. "
target parent: Utah State University
target: Utah State University Press
Utah State University Press is a refereed scholarly publisher and division of Utah State University Libraries.
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closed 7/21/2011 via PR Newswire

XanEdu, acquired Coursepacks.com

synopsis: Superior Capital Partners LLC has acquired the Coursepack business of Huron Valley Publishing as an add-on acquisition to its Ann Arbor, MI based XanEdu Publishing. Huron Valley's Coursepack business has provided custom coursepacks to the Southeast Michigan higher education market for over 30 years.
buyer parent: Superior Capital Partners
buyer: XanEdu
XanEdu Publishing, Inc. is the number-one faculty-preferred provider of course packs and custom textbooks that support learning. It works closely with faculty and distributors to produce timely and relevant course packs with a 100% copyright-compliance guarantee. "
target parent: Huron Valley Publishing Solutions
target: Coursepacks.com
Based in Ann Arbor, Coursepack.com has provided custom coursepacks to the Southeast Michigan higher education market for over 30 years.
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closed 7/11/2011 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.

synopsis: U.K.-based Bloomsbury Publishing has acquired the academic and professional publisher Continuum International Publishing Group ("Continuum"). Continuum is a leading independent academic publisher that publishes around 600 books each year, focusing on the Humanities, Education, and Religion.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$206.85)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house with companies in London, New York, Berlin and Sydney. Its four divisions include: Bloomsbury Academic and Professional Publishing, Bloomsbury Information, Bloomsbury Adult Publishing and Bloomsbury Children's Publishing. "
target: The Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd.
The Continuum International Publishing Group is a leading independent academic publisher that publishes around 600 books each year, focusing on the Humanities, Education, and Religion. The company's backlist comprises some 7,000 titles.
price ($mm)[EV]
$32 [$31]
rev ($mm)
$17
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
31.8x
closed 1/31/2011 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Industries, Inc., acquired Midwest College Marketing Group, Inc.

synopsis: EBSCO has acquired Midwest College Marketing Group (MCM), a leading manufacturer and distributor of licensed products to college bookstores across the U.S. and Canada. Founded in 1995, MCM offers a diverse range of over 400 products to more than 2,500 college and university bookstores.
buyer: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
EBSCO is ranked in the the top 200 of the nation's largest privately held coporations. Since its founding in 1944, EBSCO has diversified into more than 40 businesses, including: subscription provider for more than 300,000 title listings from more than 78,000 publishers worldwide. "
target: Midwest College Marketing Group, Inc.
Midwest College Marketing Group is a leading manufacturer and distributor of licensed products to college bookstores across the U.S. and Canada. The company sells a diverse range of over 400 products to more than 2500 college and university bookstores.
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