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closed 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

AroundCampus Group, LLC, acquired UConnection

synopsis: AroundCampus Group, LLC, a national leader in print advertising and marketing services for college students and communities, announced the acquisition of UConnection, Inc. UConnection is a leading dining and nightlife mobile app for college students.
buyer: AroundCampus Group, LLC
AroundCampus Group, LLC is a national leader in print advertising and marketing services for college students and communities. AroundCampus is well known for its annual Sales Foundation Academy, a rigorous product and sales training program for over 750 college interns across 250 campuses. "
target: UConnection
UConnection is an app that changes the way college students experience dining and nightlife. UConnection is quickly scaling across the country, making it one of the top Food & Drink apps in the iTunes AppStore and Google Play Store for college students.
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closed 11/13/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Cerberus Interactive, acquired TasteBud

synopsis: Cerberus Interactive, a mobile games company focused on re-defining the location-based game industry, has acquired TasteBud, an online marketplace for restaurant deals. TasteBud is an app that enables hungry college students to discover local restaurants around their university and lock dynamic offers.
buyer: Cerberus Interactive
Cerberus Interactive is a mobile games company focused on re-defining the location-based game industry. Cerberus Interactive builds games with a marketing-first design process. Their flagship game is a location based AR game that allows users to build bases and find treasure around their town. "
target: TasteBud
TasteBud is an online marketplace for restaurant deals. TasteBud is an app that enables hungry college students to discover local restaurants around their university and lock dynamic offers. TasteBud helps students save up to 50% off meals at their favorite restaurants.
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closed 8/6/2019 via BusinessWire

ARAMARK Corporation, acquired Good Uncle

synopsis: Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, announced the acquisition of privately-held Good Uncle, an innovative, app-based on-demand food delivery service that brings freshly prepared, restaurant quality meals to conveniently located pick-up points around college campuses.
buyer: ARAMARK Corporation (ARMK:$16,189.70)
Aramark Corporation, known commonly as Aramark, is an American food service, facilities, and uniform services provider to clients in areas including education, healthcare, business, corrections, and leisure. "
target: Good Uncle
Good Uncle is an innovative, app-based on-demand food delivery service that brings freshly prepared, restaurant quality meals to conveniently located pick-up points around college campuses.
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announced 9/25/2018 via Company Press Release

GrubHub, Inc., will acquire Tapingo

synopsis: Grubhub, the nation's leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace, will acquire Tapingo, a leading platform for campus food ordering. Tapingo enables tens of thousands of order-ahead transactions per day for more than half a million active diners at on-campus cafes, restaurants, and cashier-less stores.
buyer: GrubHub, Inc. (GRUB:$1,351.36)
GrubHub is one of the nation's largest portfolios of online and mobile takeout food ordering and delivery services. The company's platforms and services strive to make takeout better through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms and an improved delivery experience. "
target: Tapingo
Tapingo is a leading platform for campus food ordering. With over 150 college campus partners, Tapingo enables tens of thousands of order-ahead transactions per day for more than half a million active diners at on-campus cafes, restaurants, and cashier-less stores.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Placio, acquired Paco Meals

synopsis: Placio, a Noida-based Student Housing Start-Up, acquired Paco Meals, a subscription based food start-up. Paco Meals focuses on appearance, aroma, and appetite and promises no menu repetition for at least three months.
buyer: Placio
Placio, a user-friendly digital platform based in India, brings a new way of life for the students of Universities. Founded on the belief of community-based living, Placio entails co-living in an environment where experience is more important than possession. "
target: Paco Meals
Based in India, Paco Meals is a subscription based food start up, focused on its 3As: Appearance, Aroma and Appetite. With a promise of no menu repetition for at least for three months, it also gives the freedom for students to bring their favorite recipes from homes.
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closed 5/1/2012 via PR Web

BeachMint, Inc., acquired Dealquad, Inc.

synopsis: BeachMint, Inc. acquired DealQuad. Dealquad provides local business deals to communities in and around college campuses.
buyer: BeachMint, Inc.
BeachMint is a venture-backed social commerce company for designer-curated direct to consumer sites. "
target: Dealquad, Inc.
DealQuad is the leading group commerce site targeted at communities in and around college campuses. The company specializes in grassroots marketing and acquisition practices that led to its viral growth at campuses across the country.
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closed 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

AroundCampus Group, LLC, acquired UConnection

synopsis: AroundCampus Group, LLC, a national leader in print advertising and marketing services for college students and communities, announced the acquisition of UConnection, Inc. UConnection is a leading dining and nightlife mobile app for college students.
buyer: AroundCampus Group, LLC
AroundCampus Group, LLC is a national leader in print advertising and marketing services for college students and communities. AroundCampus is well known for its annual Sales Foundation Academy, a rigorous product and sales training program for over 750 college interns across 250 campuses. "
target: UConnection
UConnection is an app that changes the way college students experience dining and nightlife. UConnection is quickly scaling across the country, making it one of the top Food & Drink apps in the iTunes AppStore and Google Play Store for college students.
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closed 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

AroundCampus Group, LLC, acquired UConnection

synopsis: AroundCampus Group, LLC, a national leader in print advertising and marketing services for college students and communities, announced the acquisition of UConnection, Inc. UConnection is a leading dining and nightlife mobile app for college students.
buyer: AroundCampus Group, LLC
AroundCampus Group, LLC is a national leader in print advertising and marketing services for college students and communities. AroundCampus is well known for its annual Sales Foundation Academy, a rigorous product and sales training program for over 750 college interns across 250 campuses. "
target: UConnection
UConnection is an app that changes the way college students experience dining and nightlife. UConnection is quickly scaling across the country, making it one of the top Food & Drink apps in the iTunes AppStore and Google Play Store for college students.
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announced 3/25/2013 via GlobeNewswire

AlloyASL, will acquire Student Marketing Group, Inc.

synopsis: AlloyASL Marketing, LLC announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire certain assets of Student Marketing Group, a leading provider of student marketing data. The organization, which will now be known as ASL Marketing, combines both parties' extensive and unparalleled industry expertise in youth demographics.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: AlloyASL
Alloy Direct Marketing is a division of Alloy Media + Marketing and one of the nation's leading youth, young adult and student direct marketing providers. Alloy is a leading provider of media and entertainment for the 12-34 year old market. "
target parent: Nelnet, Inc.
target: Student Marketing Group, Inc.
Student Marketing Group, Inc. is a leading provider of student marketing data that has the knowledge, experience, and creativity to help companies discover their target customers. Student Marketing Group, Inc. is a member of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA).
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closed 4/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Nelnet, acquired Student Marketing Group, Inc.

synopsis: Student Marketing Group, Inc. and National Honor Roll, L.L.C. announced their acquisition by Nelnet, Inc. on Tuesday, March 29.
buyer: Nelnet (NNI:$824.49)
Nelnet is one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S. and is focused on providing quality student loan products and services to students and schools nationwide. "
target: Student Marketing Group, Inc.
With over 35 years experience in the Youth Market, Junior High, High School, College Bound, College, and Young Adults, plus hundreds of clients nationally, SMG combines unsurpassed data with the knowledge, expertise, and creativity to help companies build successful relationships with their customer
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closed 2/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Silvya Terrade Group, acquired Euridis Business School

synopsis: Eureka Education announced the acquisition of the French Euridis Business School, through its subsidiary Silvya Terrade Group. The French Group is the leading private education group in aesthetics. Euridis Business School specializes in the training of students in B2B sales and commercial negotiation, in the High Technologies sector.
buyer: Silvya Terrade Group
Silvya Terrade Group is the first network of schools for aesthetics and hairdressing in France. They prepare students for degrees in Aesthetics, Cosmetics, Perfumery and Hairstyling. With a large network of over 3,000 professional partners, The Group helps develop not only skills but also careers. "
target: Euridis Business School
Euridis Business School is a French business school specializing in the training of students in Business To Business sales and commercial negotiation, focusing on the High Technologies sector. They are the first school specialized in BtoB complex sales training.
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closed 10/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Stadio Holdings Limited, acquired LISOF Proprietary Limited

synopsis: Stadio Holdings, a South African investment company that focuses on post-school education, has acquired LISOF, the most progressive fashion design school and retail education institution in Africa. LISOF offers their students a diverse array of disciplines, from design to marketing, styling to buying, merchandising to photography, and many more.
buyer parent: PSG Group Limited
buyer: Stadio Holdings Limited (:$27.64)
Stadio Holdings is a South African investment company that focuses on post-school education. They aim to widen access to post-school learning opportunities for southern African school-leavers and adults through contact and distance learning. "
target: LISOF Proprietary Limited
LISOF is the most progressive fashion design school and retail education institution in Africa. Students can choose from a diverse array of disciplines, from design to marketing, styling to buying, merchandising to photography, and many more.
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closed 8/16/2009 via PR Newswire

Youth Pulse, Inc., acquired SurveyU, Inc.

synopsis: SurveyU, Inc. and Youth Pulse LLC announced that the two organizations have joined forces to create Youth Pulse, Inc. Youth Pulse will develop daily news & commentary, events, research and strategy for youth-oriented organizations, helping them listen to, learn about and leverage youth opportunities.
buyer: Youth Pulse, Inc.
Comprised of media and insights divisions, Youth Pulse is the leading authority on youth. Youth Pulse studies the opinions and behavior of tweens, teens, collegians and young adults in order to provide news, commentary, events, research and strategy for marketing, brand and media professionals. "
target: SurveyU, Inc.
SurveyU, Inc. is compromised of a group of researchers and technologists, experienced in the kind of interactive survey research dialogue that appeals to the modern, multi-channel, multi-tasking college student.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Lupa Systems, acquired Harappa Learning Private Limited

synopsis: James Murdoch's investment vehicle Lupa Systems has acquired a majority stake in Harappa Education Pvt. Ltd., an Indian online learning startup. Harappa, founded by Sinha and Shreyasi Singh in 2018, has a curriculum of at least 25 skills, which it delivers through an online-first approach. This marks Lupa Systems' first ever investment in India.
buyer: Lupa Systems
Lupa Systems, founded in 2019 by James Murdoch, son of media baron Rupert Murdoch, is a private investment vehicle which has invested in Tribeca Enterprises, Vice Media and The Void, among others. Lupa Systems is a private holding company with offices in New York and Mumbai. "
target: Harappa Learning Private Limited
Harappa Education Pvt. Ltd. is an Indian online learning startup. Harappa, founded by Sinha and Shreyasi Singh in 2018, has a curriculum of at least 25 skills, which it delivers through an online-first approach. Its services address core gaps in education systems.
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closed 3/2/2016 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired B2B Engage

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation announced that it has acquired B2B Engage Limited, an independent provider of vocational skills training in the United Kingdom, and its subsidiary Jencal Training Limited, an SFA approved Apprenticeship Training Agency that provides a mechanism for employing apprentices.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services. "
target: B2B Engage
B2B Engage is a national organisation specializing in work-based training, corporate training, training for the unemployed and apprenticeships. They operate JenCal Training, an Apprenticeship Training Agency that helps a range of organisations offer Apprenticeship places to young people.
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