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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 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

Handshake, acquired TalentSpace GmbH

synopsis: European virtual and hybrid recruiting platform Talentspace, has been acquired by talent network Handshake. Talentspace is the most interactive hybrid and virtual recruiting events platform for universities, employers and career fair organizers.
buyer: Handshake
Handshake is the college career network of the future, built to transform the recruiting experience for college students, career centers and employers. They do this by connecting college students and young alumni to a national network, all built on a fast, scalable, mobile infrastructure. "
target: TalentSpace GmbH
Talentspace is the most interactive hybrid and virtual recruiting events platform for universities, employers and career fair organizers. Through their platform, employers can connect, engage with, and hire top talents, making it the most complete event solution on the market.
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closed 2/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Great Learning, acquired Superset

synopsis: Great Learning, a leading ed-tech company in India, has acquired Superset, India's first university recruiting platform. Superset helps universities to streamline the placements process and equips employers with a gateway to reach college talent. Their platform allows users to accept applications, conduct assessments, roll out offers and more.
buyer parent: Byju's
buyer: Great Learning
Great Learning is one of India’s leading ed-tech companies for professional and higher education. Great Learning offers online certification courses from top universities. They provide programs for data science & business analytics, AI, management, cloud computing, digital marketing, and more. "
target: Superset
Superset is India's first official university recruiting platform. Superset helps universities to streamline the placements process and equips employers with a gateway to reach young college talent. Their platform allows users to accept applications, conduct assessments, roll out offers and more.
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closed 10/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

Infobase, purchased Purple Briefcase from Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC

synopsis: Infobase, a cloud-based educational solutions provider specializing in facilitating the connection between content, people, and learning, acquired Purple Briefcase, a platform offering solutions for career services administration and employer recruiting, as well as student-facing tools for jobs, internships, and mentor networking.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Infobase
Infobase, a Centre Lane Partners portfolio company, is an educational solutions provider facilitating the connection between content, people, and the learning experiences that empower all users to evolve personally and professionally throughout their lives. "
seller: Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC
Purple Briefcase is a platform offering solutions for career services administration and employer recruiting, as well as student-facing tools for jobs, internships, and mentor networking. Purple Briefcase allows students and administrators to gauge preparedness to land a first job or internship. 
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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:$12,193.00)
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 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 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:$1,313.70)
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 12/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Symplicity Corporation, acquired Orbis Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Symplicity Corporation, a global leader in student employability and engagement software, has acquired Orbis Communications, an experiential learning solution in Canada. Orbis provides actionable insights to higher learning and employment. Their platform supports career ready graduates by connecting in-class learning with real world experiences.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Symplicity Corporation
Symplicity is a global leader in student employability and engagement software solutions to more than 2,000 colleges and universities. The Company's SaaS platform supports the full student experience, including early talent recruiting, accessibility, wellness and behavioral intervention. "
target: Orbis Communications, Inc.
Orbis Communications is an experiential learning solution for post-secondary institutions in Canada. Orbis provides transparency and actionable insights to higher learning and employment. Their platform supports career ready graduates by connecting in-class learning with real world experiences.
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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 7/15/2013 via PR Web

Siegel Enterprises, Inc., acquired RinkNet

synopsis: RinkNet has been acquired by Siegel Enterprises. RinkNet was founded in 1998 with the philosophy of providing powerful software to increase the efficiency and productivity of hockey scouts. RinkNet provides all the technology tools and data needed to enable a hockey scouting organization to run at an optimum level of effectiveness.
buyer: Siegel Enterprises, Inc.
Siegel Enterprises Inc. is the investment holding company for the business holdings of Stu Siegel. It is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida. "
target: RinkNet
RinkNet was founded in 1998 with the philosophy of providing powerful software to increase the efficiency and productivity of hockey scouts. RinkNet provides all the technology tools and data needed to enable a hockey scouting organization to run at an optimum level of effectiveness.
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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 (:$528.60)
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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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Newswire

Firsthand merged with Vault.com Inc.,

synopsis: Infobase has acquired Firsthand, a career mentoring and engagement platform for students and alumni, and will be merging it with its Vault brand, the leader in employer rankings and career guides. Fusing Vault's career content and Firsthand's engagement platform will create a next-generation employer branding and career readiness platform.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Vault.com Inc.
Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession. Vault is best known for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs. "
target: Firsthand
Firsthand is the premier career mentoring and engagement platform provider worldwide. Firsthand's all-in-one engagement platform is the meeting place for virtual career and enrollment fairs, mentoring, job postings, groups, forums, a fully fledged alumni directory, and more.
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announced 4/21/2022 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., will acquire Interfolio, Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and part of RELX, will acquire Interfolio, a provider of advanced faculty information solutions for higher education. Interfolio supports over 400 higher education institutions, research funders and academic organizations in 25 countries
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Interfolio, Inc.
Interfolio serves colleges and universities, funders and research organizations and individual scholars. Interfolio provides scholar-first products for the full academic lifecycle—from job seeking to professional accomplishments, committee service, funding award compliance, career growth and beyond.
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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 12/17/2015 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 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 5/2/2018 via PR Web

Anjar Co. LLC & Becker Associates LLC, acquired FlockU

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

Koofers, acquired Five College Websites

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

Chegg, Inc., acquired CourseRank LLC

synopsis: Chegg.com, the number one online textbook rental company, announced that it has acquired CourseRank, the website that provides college students an easy and convenient way to create and share their course schedule, take classes with their friends, read and write reviews on classes and professors as well as find out how professors grade.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$774.52)
Chegg.com is the number one online textbook rental company that has saved students on more than 6,400 campuses nationwide in excess of $240 million. Chegg.com offers students access to a growing catalog of more than 4.2 million titles, a variety of shipping options and free returns. "
target: CourseRank LLC
CourseRank's scheduling, planning and course review system guides students by arranging relevant course information in an easily accessible display where they can track their progress towards the goal of graduation, mapping courses taken, and grades received.
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closed 6/30/2021 via Company Press Release

Cisco Systems, Inc., acquired Involvio

synopsis: Cisco has completed the acquisition of Involvio LLC, a New York-based software company and leading student experience platform. They offer a suite of education-focused products that help colleges and universities improve student experience, engagement, and retention.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$49,818.00)
Cisco System's hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible. Cisco designs, manufactures, and sells Internet Protocol based networking and other products related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide. "
target: Involvio
Involvio LLC is a New York-based software company and leading student experience platform. They offer a suite of education-focused products that help colleges and universities improve student experience, engagement, and retention.
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closed 7/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hike, acquired Pulse (InstaLively)

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

GroupThreads Inc, acquired oneGreek Inc

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

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

synopsis: College Tonight, Inc., the evolution of collegiate social networking, announced today the completion of its merger with Simex Technologies, Inc. College Tonight is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Simex, whose common stock is traded on the pink sheets.
buyer: SIMEX Technologies, Inc.
SIMEX Technologies, Inc. operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries Remote Business, Inc. (RBI) and SIMEX Digital Solutions, Inc. (SIMEX Digital). RBI is engaged in the design, installation, servicing and monitoring of digital surveillance security systems for business and industry. "
target: College Tonight, Inc.
College Tonight is a social networking and marketing platform, which is designed to promote actual social interactivity among college students. Due to the mobile nature of the site, the service's design is also structured for the mobile user, focusing on nightlife events and social opportunities.
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closed 10/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Elluminate, Inc., acquired LearnCentral

synopsis: Elluminate, Inc., the leading provider web, audio, video and social networking solutions that support 21st century teaching, learning, and collaboration, announced that it has acquired Edtuit, the company that developed the Elluminate-sponsored LearnCentral™ social learning network.
buyer: Elluminate, Inc.
Elluminate, Inc. provides proven, best-in-class web, video, audio, and social networking solutions that support 21st century teaching, learning, and collaboration. Elluminate serves more than 600 million annual web-collaboration minutes to over 7 million teachers and students. "
target: LearnCentral
Edtuit are the developers of LearnCentral, the social learning network for education. LearnCentral combines asynchronous social networking and the ability to store, organize, and find educational resources with live, online meeting and collaboration.
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closed 11/21/2019 via BusinessWire

Minute Media, acquired The Players' Tribune

synopsis: Minute Media, a leading global technology and digital publishing platform, is acquiring The Players' Tribune, a new media platform that provides content written by professional athletes. The Players' Tribune provides daily sports conversation and publishes first-person stories directly from athletes.
buyer: Minute Media
Minute Media is a leading media and technology brand focused on two main pillars—platform and content. Minute Media’s platform serves as the company’s foundation, powering its content as well as enabling the evolution of other market-leading digital media brands. "
target: The Players' Tribune
The Players' Tribune is a new media platform that provides content written by professional athletes. Founded by former professional Major League Baseball player Derek Jeter, The Players' Tribune provides daily sports conversation and publishes first-person stories directly from athletes.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

One Impression, acquired University Express

synopsis: One Impression, India's fastest growing influencer marketing platform, has acquired University Express, an Indian campus media platform that delivers university news and insightful columns. University Express provides engaging and useful content to students in the form of the latest campus news, conversations, opinions and meaningful stories.
buyer: One Impression
One Impression is India's fastest growing influencer marketing platform. One Impression helps brands collaborate with celebrities, influencers, thought leaders, content creators and more. Their platform offers a community of over 25,000 influencers that can help get ahead of their competition. "
target: University Express
Founded in 2012, University Express is an Indian campus media platform that delivers university news and insightful columns. University Express provides engaging and useful content to students in the form of the latest campus news, conversations, opinions and meaningful stories.
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closed 6/23/2011 via Market Wire

Pegasus Tel, Inc., acquired MusicMatrix.com

synopsis: Pegasus Tel, Inc. finalized the asset purchase agreement to acquire the premier interactive web site, MusicMatrix.com, the ultimate on-line destination for artists, directors, producers, video editors and music fans worldwide to upload, direct, edit and showcase unique video content with groundbreaking, user-friendly, video editing technology.
buyer: Pegasus Tel, Inc. (PTEL:$0.00)
Pegasus Tel, Inc. owns, operates, and manages privately owned public payphones in the County of Delaware, New York. The company provides outdoor payphones and involves in the provision of dial-around and operator services, coin collections, and telephone equipment repairing and selling. "
target parent: Encounter Technologies Inc.
target: MusicMatrix.com
MusicMatrix.com is the ultimate on-line destination for artists, directors, producers, video editors and music fans worldwide to upload, direct, edit and showcase unique video content with groundbreaking, user-friendly, video editing technology.
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closed 12/9/2009 via BNC Analysis

MySpace, Inc., acquired imeem

synopsis: MySpace Music has completed a deal to acquire certain assets of imeem - a leading social media music service. MySpace Music and imeem share a common vision and commitment to further enabling the socialization of content across the Web.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: MySpace, Inc.
MySpace is a technology company connecting people through personal expression, content, and culture. MySpace empowers its global community to experience the Internet through a social lens by integrating personal profiles, photos, videos, mobile, messaging, and the world's largest music community. "
target: imeem
imeem is the leading social media network where users create, recommend and discover music, film/video, art, and pop culture media and connect directly with people with similar tastes. imeem is the first social network to partner with all four major labels as well as thousands of indie labels.
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announced 12/17/2008 via PR Newswire

iB3 Networks, Inc., will acquire Plugmeister.com

synopsis: iB3 Networks, Inc. announced that it has signed a Letter of Intent to purchase MGV Communications, the owner of Plugmeister.com, for an all stock deal.
buyer: iB3 Networks, Inc.
iB3 Networks, Inc. and its wholly owned subsidiary iBeam Solutions, is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with a proven track record of delivering scalable hosting solutions, managed hosting, design and implementation of networks, web development, and is a Cisco Certified Select Partner. "
target: Plugmeister.com
Plugmeister.com is a new niche online social networking community affording musicians, artists, directors, and writers the opportunity to upload their products for sale with sample media for all to hear or see. Members get to network, promote, and discuss artistic opportunities.
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closed 7/27/2022 via BNC Analysis

HESA Enterprises, acquired Papertown

synopsis: Rural commerce platform Hesa has acquired Bengaluru-based Flinkhub, a platform for creators to build social learning experiences. Flinkhub offers two products: Papertown, a social networking app for education, and Flinkhub relationship intelligence, a tool that maps a user’s network.
buyer: HESA Enterprises
Hesa is a unified commerce platform that enables transactions, promotions and reach-outs by the on-ground workforce to every individual in rural India. Hesa aspires to serve over 60,000 merchants across 30,000 villages by the end of 2022. "
target: Papertown
Flinkhub offers two products: Papertown, a social networking app for education, and Flinkhub relationship intelligence, a tool that maps a user’s network. Flinkhub was founded by Ashish Rajput, Ananth SNC and Jerrin Joy and is based in India.
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announced 12/7/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Onex Corporation, will acquire TES Global

synopsis: Toronto-based Onex Corporation will acquire Tes Global, a leading education technology services provider, from Providence Equity Partners L.L.C. Headquartered in London, England, Tes is an international provider of comprehensive software solutions for the education sector.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$2,374.00)
Toronto-based Onex invests and manages capital on behalf of its shareholders, institutional investors, and high net worth clients from around the world. Onex has approximately $47 billion of assets under management, of which approximately $7.9 billion is its own investing capital. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: TES Global
Based in the UK, Tes Global is an international provider of software services to make life easier for schools and teachers. All products and services are built with teachers and schools needs at the core, ensuring they are innovative, trusted education solutions.
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announced 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire TES Global

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

Wincourse, acquired Mappr Technologies Solution Pvt. Ltd.

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

TPG Capital, will acquire TSL Education Ltd.

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

Charterhouse Capital Partners, acquired TSL Education Ltd.

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

Exponent Private Equity, acquired TSL Education Ltd.

synopsis: London-based buy-out firm Exponent Private Equity has acquired the TSL Education business from News International. TSL publishes business-to-business newspapers, magazines and websites for the UK education market, including the Times Educational Supplement, the Times Higher Educational Supplement and smaller titles such as Nursery World.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is a private equity firm that invests in UK headquartered businesses. They invest in successful companies with an enterprise value of between £75m-£350m. The firm does this by finding the right companies, identifying their potential and working with great people to develop them. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education.
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