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closed 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired CB News

synopsis: The MediaSchool Group continues to grow by welcoming a new member: CB News, the media publication for communication, advertising and brands, created in 1986 by Christian Blachas. The now monthly magazine has established itself as a benchmark in communication, marketing and advertising.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
Based in Paris, MediaSchool Group is a private group of higher education and specialized in the fields of communication, journalism, audiovisual and digital, welcoming over 2300 students. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: CB News
CB News is the media publication for communication, advertising and brands, created in 1986 by Christian Blachas. Becoming the journal of all brands, the now monthly magazine has established itself as a benchmark in communication, marketing and advertising.
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closed 2/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

Brandify, acquired Street Fight

synopsis: Brandify, the industry-leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions, announced that it has acquired Street Fight, the premier integrated media, research, and events company covering local marketing and technology.
buyer: Brandify
Brandify is an industry-leading provider of location-based digital marketing solutions that provides brands with a better understanding of their connection to their customers. Brandify captures data as well as provides strategy and customized services to help brands maximize their online presence. "
target: Street Fight
Street Fight is the leading source of information on sustainable business models in hyperlocal content, commerce, marketing, and technology. Street Fight tracks the evolution in local marketing through its daily website and newsletter; and hosts must-attend conferences.
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closed 11/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Startinvest, acquired CB News

synopsis: Startinvest, an investment company controlled by Olivier Chapuis and Jean-Jacques Raynaut, has acquired CB News, the French news portal for communication, marketing and media.
buyer: Startinvest
Startinvest, an investment company based in France, controlled by two former employees of the Lagardère Group. "
target: CB News
CB News is the weekly magazine for essential communication and media companies. CB Newsletter is a French news portal for communication, marketing and media companies.
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closed 10/23/2019 via PR Web

Rising Media, acquired Only Influencers

synopsis: Rising Media, Inc announced the acquisition of the subscription-based Only Influencers (OI) email marketing discussion platform from founder and industry veteran William (Bill) McCloskey. OI brings together the world's top thought leaders and hosts discussion lists, meetups, and blogs by leading email experts.
buyer: Rising Media
Rising Media is a global events producer excelling in Internet and technology-related conferences and exhibitions. Rising Media-produced events include AllFacebook Marketing Conference, All Influencer Marketing Conference, AutosBuzz, and more. "
target: Only Influencers
Only Influencers (OI) is an email marketing discussion platform from founder and industry veteran William (Bill) McCloskey. OI brings together the world's top thought leaders and hosts discussion lists, meetups, and blogs by leading email experts.
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announced 3/5/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Zicix Corporation, will acquire Marketing Digest, Inc

synopsis: Zicix Corporation is announcing finalization of negotiations for the acquisition of Marketing Digest, Inc, a privately held company located in Springfield, NJ. Marketing Digest is the premier, one-stop source for all the latest news, developments, strategies and tips in the online marketing industry.
buyer: Zicix Corporation (OTCPK:ZICX:$0.23)
Originally founded as a service provider to the Healthcare industry, the Zicix Corporation has recently been restructured with the intention of acquiring and developing technology applications designed for service companies in consumer, retail and other industries. "
target: Marketing Digest, Inc
Marketing Digest is the premier, one-stop source for all the latest news, developments, strategies and tips in the online marketing industry.
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closed 11/30/2017 via BNC Analysis

Fairrank GmbH, acquired SEO Portal

synopsis: Fairrank, a specialist in online marketing with a focus on search engine optimization, search engine advertising and usability optimization, has acquired SEO Portal, a German online magazine that focuses on search engine optimization (SEO). SEO Portal provides the latest news and events about the SEO industry.
buyer: Fairrank GmbH
Founded in 2004, Fairrank is a specialist in online marketing with a focus on search engine optimization, search engine advertising and usability optimization. They help small and medium-sized businesses in Germany achieve greater visibility in online search engines such as Google and Bing. "
target: SEO Portal
SEO Portal is a German online magazine that focuses on search engine optimization (SEO). SEO Portal provides the latest news and events about the SEO industry. They also offer a forum that allows users to talk about SEO and other marketing subjects.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Source Creative, Inc., acquired shots

synopsis: Source Creative, the leading global information and archival resource of video ads for advertisers, ad agencies and production companies worldwide, announced the acquisition of shots, an international source of news, trends and inspiration for advertising creative.
buyer parent: Extreme Reach, Inc
buyer: Source Creative, Inc.
Source Creative is the world’s leading commercial information and archival resource for ad agencies, production companies, advertisers, and other members of the global creative community. Its platform provides data around TV commercials, music videos, branded content and viral videos. "
target parent: Mobeus Equity Partners LLP
target: shots
Based in the UK, shots is the world’s leading commercials title, providing news, insight and inspiration for creatives internationally as well as being the foremost source of news and information for the creative community.
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closed 6/19/2017 via PR Web

Access Intelligence, LLC, acquired AdExchanger

synopsis: Access Intelligence has announced the acquisition of AdExchanger, a leading integrated media and events company with highly acclaimed conferences and media offerings focused on digital advertising and marketing. AdExchanger's award-winning online publication enables the exchange of ideas between all members of the digital marketing ecosystem.
buyer: Access Intelligence, LLC
Access Intelligence is a B2B media and information company serving the media, PR, broadcasting & cable, healthcare management, defense, chemical engineering, satellite and aviation markets. They deliver trusted, timely and deep information that empowers their customers and advances their business. "
target: AdExchanger
Founded in 2008, AdExchanger is an integrated media and events company devoted to the digital advertising and marketing space. Their award-winning online publication enables the exchange of ideas between all members of the digital marketing ecosystem.
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closed 6/30/2011 via PR Newswire

Business Promotion, Inc., acquired Internet Marketing NewsWatch

synopsis: Nroo, Inc., of Gardnerville, NV, completed the sale of Internet Marketing NewsWatch, the world's leading online news source for Internet marketing, including the website, its associated newsletter and related assets, to Business Promotion, Inc. of Lexington, KY.
buyer: Business Promotion, Inc.
Business Promotion, Inc. offers small to medium businesses affordable and professional website creation with hosting and promoting those businesses on the Internet through proven Internet Marketing and Search Engine Optimization techniques. They also offer web design services. "
target: Internet Marketing NewsWatch
Since 2006, IM NewsWatch has been the trusted source of news of the Internet marketing industry, covering regulatory announcements, announcements by search engines, and other major service providers, as well as excerpts from blogs of note.
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closed 9/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Spectrio, acquired Sixteen:Nine

synopsis: Spectrio has acquired Canada-based Sixteen:Nine, a digital signage blog and podcast produced by industry veteran, David Haynes. The acquisition will allow Spectrio to further develop innovative digital solutions for enterprise clients, while contributing to the growth and enrichment of the digital signage industry as a whole.
buyer parent: The Jordan Company
buyer: Spectrio
Spectrio is a leading provider of comprehensive digital signage solutions that empowers clients to transform their business locations into modern, dynamic destinations for customers and employees. "
target: Sixteen:Nine
Based in Canada, Sixteen:Nine is a digital signage blog and podcast produced by industry veteran, David Haynes. Sixteen:Nine has been covering the digital signage industry since 2006 and is well-known for its unique take on news and analysis for an industry audience.
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closed 5/14/2018 via PE Hub

Winmo, acquired RedBooks

synopsis: Northlane Capital Partners (NCP) announced that The List, a portfolio company of NCP, through its subsidiary Winmo, has acquired RedBooks. RedBooks provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and more.
buyer parent: Northlane Capital Partners
buyer: Winmo
Winmo is the leading B2B sales intelligence provider for the advertising industry. Taking the guess work out of prospecting, Winmo guides those who target national advertisers and their agencies to the right decision-makers, on the right accounts, at the precisely the right time. "
target: RedBooks
RedBooks provides competitive intelligence and prospecting data to media companies, advertising agencies, manufacturers, advertising services and suppliers, libraries and more. RedBooks monitors nearly 9,000 worldwide agency parent companies and over 4,400 U.S. publicly traded companies.
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closed 11/5/2007 via PR Web

Red 7 Media, Inc., acquired Expo Magazine Inc.

synopsis: Ascend Media's Expo Magazine has been sold to Red 7 Media, a B2B media company based in Norwalk, Connecticut. Expo is a leading trade publication serving exposition and convention professionals. Expo's readers are executives of trade associations and societies, for-profit show owners, producers or management firms, and corporate event management.
buyer: Red 7 Media, Inc.
Red 7 Media, founded in 2002, publishes magazines and newsletters, produces executive conferences and seminars, and creates custom marketing and lead-generations programs in the event and publishing industries. "
target parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
target: Expo Magazine Inc.
Launched in 1989 as the first publication exclusively targeting exposition management, EXPO reaches more than 7,500 industry professionals 10 times a year. Since its premier issue, EXPO has been the one magazine that show managers call their own.
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closed 12/24/2014 via Company Press Release

MediaMiser Ltd., acquired Bulldog Reporter, LLC

synopsis: MediaMiser has acquired Bulldog Reporter intellectual property and related assets. Bulldog Reporter provides PR industry newsletters, a journalist database, media intelligence and professional development programs. The assets acquired also include Daily Dog, the Bulldog Awards, Inside Health Media, Media Pro, and certain books and publications.
buyer parent: Innodata Inc.
buyer: MediaMiser Ltd.
MediaMiser is a leading provider of media monitoring and analysis software and professional services for organizations of all sizes. MediaMiser reduces the time and effort it takes to gather, analyze and distribute valuable business intelligence extracted from traditional and social media sources. "
target: Bulldog Reporter, LLC
Bulldog Reporter provides PR industry newsletters, a journalist database, media intelligence and professional development programs. They consist of Daily Dog, the Bulldog Awards, Inside Health Media, Media Pro, and certain leading industry books and publications.
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announced 7/21/2011 via BusinessWire

SW!TCH Studio, Inc., will acquire Process Magazine

synopsis: Runbeck Graphics has entered into an agreement to sell Process Magazine to SW!TCH Studio. Process Magazine serves the needs of the communications industry in the greater Southwest region, including marketing executives, professional designers, graphic artists, pr firms, photographers, illustrators, and advertising executives.
buyer: SW!TCH Studio, Inc.
SW!TCH Studio has delivered specialized branded content in print, online and digital devices for over 19 years through publication design, identity and art direction. "
target parent: Runbeck Graphics, Inc.
target: Process Magazine
Process Magazine serves the needs of the communications industry in the greater Southwest region, including marketing executives, professional designers, graphic artists, pr firms, photographers, illustrators, and advertising executives in Southern California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Utah,
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closed 9/3/2020 via PR Web

Adweek, Inc., acquired Target Marketing and Publishing Executive

synopsis: Adweek is acquiring Target Marketing and Publishing Executive from NAPCO Media. Publishing Executive serves as the most reliable resource of insight and analysis on the magazine media industry. Target Marketing Magazine covers all direct response media, including direct mail, e-mail, telemarketing, space advertising, the Web and direct response TV.
buyer parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
buyer: Adweek, Inc.
Adweek is the leading source of news and insight serving the brand marketing ecosystem. Adweek’s award-winning coverage reaches an engaged audience of more than 6 million professionals across platforms including print, digital, events, podcasts, newsletters, social media and mobile apps. "
target parent: Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
target: Target Marketing and Publishing Executive
Publishing Executive serves as the most reliable resource of insight and analysis on the magazine media industry. Target Marketing Magazine covers all direct response media, including direct mail, e-mail, telemarketing, space advertising, the Web and direct response TV.
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closed 1/15/2020 via Company Press Release

Dun & Bradstreet, acquired Orb Intelligence

synopsis: Dun & Bradstreet, a leading global provider of business decisioning data and analytics, has acquired Orb Intelligence, a prominent digital business identity and firmographic data provider. Orb Intelligence provides a database of company information and matching services to B2B marketers.
buyer parent: Cannae Holdings
buyer: Dun & Bradstreet (DNB:$1,813.10)
Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) data and insights help improve business performance. Delivered through the D&B Data Cloud and market-leading solutions, their data and insights help accelerate revenue, manage risk, lower cost and transform businesses. Global businesses of all sizes rely on D&B. "
target: Orb Intelligence
Orb Intelligence is a digital business identity and firmographic data provider. Orb Intelligence provides a database of company information and matching services to B2B marketers. Their database offers detailed information on 57 million companies in over 120 different countries.
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closed 6/23/2017 via Company Press Release

Environics Analytics Group Ltd., acquired RSI Research Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Environics Analytics (EA) announced that it has acquired the business and assets of RSI Research Solutions Inc. (RSI). Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
buyer: Environics Analytics Group Ltd.
One of North America’s premier marketing and analytical services companies, Environics Analytics helps customers turn data and analytics into insight, strategy and results. EA offers the full range of analytical services and provides authoritative reports, software and modeling approaches. "
target: RSI Research Solutions Inc.
Founded in 2002, RSI is a Toronto-based analytics solutions provider that helps clients access better consumer insight by connecting them with the right data, the right platforms and industry-leading customer service.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BusinessWire

Market Track, acquired Brandtale

synopsis: Market Track, LLC, the leader in advertising, eCommerce, brand protection, and promotional intelligence solutions, has acquired Brandtale, the industry’s leading platform for digital branded content and native advertising competitive intelligence. Brandtale’s exclusive database includes years of branded content campaigns from over 4,000 brands.
buyer parent: Aurora Capital Group
buyer: Market Track
Market Track is the leading provider of subscription-based advertising, promotions, eCommerce and pricing intelligence solutions in North America. Market Track provides the most comprehensive coverage of key media channels through its monitoring of multi-channel trade and promotional advertising. "
target: Brandtale
Brandtale offers insights and intelligence around the branded content community. Brandtale’s web-based platform will allow clients to access and monitor creative execution across all key media types, providing customers with insights to better understand their competitors’ advertising campaigns.
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closed 3/4/2015 via PR Newswire

The Nielsen Company, Inc., acquired eXelate

synopsis: Nielsen announced that it has completed its acquisition of eXelate, a leading provider of data and technology to facilitate the buying and selling of advertising across programmatic platforms. This acquisition allows Nielsen to enable its clients to make better and faster marketing and media decisions.
buyer: The Nielsen Company, Inc. (NLSN:$6,361.00)
The Nielsen Company is a global information and measurement company with leading market positions in marketing and consumer information, television and other media measurement, online intelligence, mobile measurement, trade shows and related properties. "
target: eXelate
eXelate provides data and insight on online purchase intent, household demographics and behavioral propensities that enable digital advertisers to make optimal marketing decisions. Its team consists of 50+ international employees dedicated to providing the best service to digital advertisers.
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closed 11/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Brunico Communications, purchased Marketing, CARD, and NLA from Rogers Media Inc.

synopsis: Brunico Communications announced that it has acquired certain assets relating to the marketing segment of Rogers Media‘s publication business, including Marketing, CARDonline (CARD) and the National List of Advertisers (NLA). Marketing is a magazine and conference for the advertising industry. CARD and NLA are databases for media buyers.
buyer: Brunico Communications
Brunico Communications is a business-to-business publishing and events company, serving the Canadian marketing and media community and the global entertainment industry. "
seller parent: Rogers Communications Inc.
seller: Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media's Marketing brand launched in 1908 and includes a quarterly magazine, online daily news and annual conferences and events for the advertising industry. CARD and NLA are databases designed to help media agencies and advertisers make informed media buying decisions.
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closed 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired CB News

synopsis: The MediaSchool Group continues to grow by welcoming a new member: CB News, the media publication for communication, advertising and brands, created in 1986 by Christian Blachas. The now monthly magazine has established itself as a benchmark in communication, marketing and advertising.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
Based in Paris, MediaSchool Group is a private group of higher education and specialized in the fields of communication, journalism, audiovisual and digital, welcoming over 2300 students. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: CB News
CB News is the media publication for communication, advertising and brands, created in 1986 by Christian Blachas. Becoming the journal of all brands, the now monthly magazine has established itself as a benchmark in communication, marketing and advertising.
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closed 11/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Startinvest, acquired CB News

synopsis: Startinvest, an investment company controlled by Olivier Chapuis and Jean-Jacques Raynaut, has acquired CB News, the French news portal for communication, marketing and media.
buyer: Startinvest
Startinvest, an investment company based in France, controlled by two former employees of the Lagardère Group. "
target: CB News
CB News is the weekly magazine for essential communication and media companies. CB Newsletter is a French news portal for communication, marketing and media companies.
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closed 12/20/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired Cristal Events SA

synopsis: MediaSchool Group announced their acquisition of Cristal Events from Startinvest. Cristal Events organizes advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
MediaSchool Group is a network of higher education establishments specialising in Communication, Journalism, Digital and Executive studies. Boasting an offer of 25 schools, MediaSchool is present in 9 cities: Paris, London, Brussels, Shanghai, Barcelona, Strasbourg, Marseille, Toulouse and Nice. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: Cristal Events SA
Cristal Events is an event company that operates advertising competitions and associated conferences in the European, Middle Eastern, African and Asian markets. Their events include the Cristal Festival, the Cristal Awards, and Digital Tuesday.
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closed 6/21/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired INfluencia

synopsis: MediaSchool Group, a network of higher education establishments specializing in Communication, Journalism, Digital and Executive studies, has acquired INfluencia SAS, a free daily newsletter on the internet and a quarterly print and digital magazine on trends and influences. Both companies are based in France.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
MediaSchool Group is a network of higher education establishments specializing in Communication, Journalism, Digital and Executive studies. They are based in Paris, France. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: INfluencia
INfluencia SAS is a free daily newsletter on the internet and a quarterly print and digital magazine on trends and influences. The company was founded in 2004 and is based in Paris, France.
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closed 5/10/2017 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired CB News

synopsis: The MediaSchool Group continues to grow by welcoming a new member: CB News, the media publication for communication, advertising and brands, created in 1986 by Christian Blachas. The now monthly magazine has established itself as a benchmark in communication, marketing and advertising.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
Based in Paris, MediaSchool Group is a private group of higher education and specialized in the fields of communication, journalism, audiovisual and digital, welcoming over 2300 students. "
target parent: Startinvest
target: CB News
CB News is the media publication for communication, advertising and brands, created in 1986 by Christian Blachas. Becoming the journal of all brands, the now monthly magazine has established itself as a benchmark in communication, marketing and advertising.
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closed 9/26/2016 via Company Press Release

MediaSchool Group, acquired Elysées Alternance

synopsis: In partnership with 123 Venture, MediaSchool completed the acquisition of Elysées Alternance in Paris, a vocational school. Created in 2007, Elysées Alternance has 500 students in 14 training programs ranging from the BTS to the Master's degree.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
MediaSchool Group is a private group of higher education and specialized in the fields of communication, journalism, audiovisual and digital, welcoming over 2300 students. "
target: Elysées Alternance
Paris-based Elysees Alternance is a vocational school for BTS, DEES, master's and a DCG degrees. The training is free and paid. These courses are developed for students aged 16 to 26 years with a diploma.
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closed 6/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

MediaSchool Group, acquired Groupe IPF

synopsis: MediaSchool Group, a higher education group specialized in the communication and the main actor of training in key areas such as multimedia, journalism and digital, has purchased Groupe IPF. Groupe IPF comprises three independent schools based in Paris offering courses in the communication professions, marketing, digital, IT and tourism.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
MediaSchool Group is a private group of higher education involving schools ECS IEJ SUPDEWEB and specialized in the fields of communication, journalism, audiovisual and digital, welcoming over 2300 students. "
target: Groupe IPF
Groupe IPF comprises three independent schools based in Paris offering courses in the communication professions, marketing, digital, IT and tourism. The schools within the IPF Group are ETS, EPH and Iris.
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closed 8/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

AD Education SAS, acquired Escuela CES

synopsis: French group AD Education, a company backed by Cathay Capital and BPI France, has wholly acquired Spanish school Escuela Superior de Imagen Sonido y Tecnología (Ces). Based in Spain, Escuela CES is the first Official School approved in the audiovisual sector and the most recognized school in the industry.
buyer: AD Education SAS
Based in Paris, AD Education is an international network of higher education institutions united around strong values, sharing the same ambition of creativity and innovation. AD Education provides higher education courses in the fields of graphic arts, culture, digital, communication and luxury. "
target: Escuela CES
In 1984, a group of renowned sound, image and teaching professionals came together to respond to a growing demand for audiovisual training and formed Escuela CES. Based in Spain, they are the first Official School approved in the sector and the most recognized school in the audiovisual industry.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired CESINE

synopsis: The EDH GROUP accelerates its international development by acquiring the CESINE school in Santander, Spain. CESINE is a Spanish private higher education institution, specializing in training in graphic design, fashion design, marketing and communication.
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target: CESINE
CESINE is a Spanish private higher education institution, specialized in training in graphic design, fashion design, marketing and communication. CESINE also offers online professional training in marketing, communication and management.
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closed 5/3/2017 via PR Web

SAE Institute USA, acquired Harbourside Institute of Technology

synopsis: SAE Institute has announced the acquisition of Canadian audio engineering school, Harbourside Institute of Technology (HIT). The acquisition was finalized and made effective on May 1, 2017. HIT is a boutique school with programs in Audio Engineering and Music Production, as well as highly specialized courses in Avid Pro Tools, Songwriting, & more.
buyer parent: Navitas Limited
buyer: SAE Institute USA
SAE Institute USA, part of SAE Institute Group, provides aspiring creative media professionals with a foundation of practical theory and valuable hands-on training in their chosen areas of concentration. SAE Institute offers accredited programs in Audio, Animation, Film, Games, and Music Business. "
target: Harbourside Institute of Technology
Harbourside Institute of Technology (HIT) is a Canadian audio engineering school. Harbourside Institute of Technology is a boutique school with programs in Audio Engineering and Music Production, as well as highly specialized courses in Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Songwriting, Live Sound, & more.
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closed 6/1/2016 via BNC Analysis

MediaSchool Group, acquired Groupe IPF

synopsis: MediaSchool Group, a higher education group specialized in the communication and the main actor of training in key areas such as multimedia, journalism and digital, has purchased Groupe IPF. Groupe IPF comprises three independent schools based in Paris offering courses in the communication professions, marketing, digital, IT and tourism.
buyer: MediaSchool Group
MediaSchool Group is a private group of higher education involving schools ECS IEJ SUPDEWEB and specialized in the fields of communication, journalism, audiovisual and digital, welcoming over 2300 students. "
target: Groupe IPF
Groupe IPF comprises three independent schools based in Paris offering courses in the communication professions, marketing, digital, IT and tourism. The schools within the IPF Group are ETS, EPH and Iris.
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closed 11/25/2015 via Company Press Release

CedarBridge, acquired SAE Institute Dubai

synopsis: Following a four year investment by twofour54, the UAE arm of the internationally accredited SAE institute has been acquired by CedarBridge, a leading investor in the education sector in the region.
buyer: CedarBridge
CedarBridge is an investment company focused on the education sector with various investments across the region in nurseries, schools, and higher education institutes. "
target parent: twofour54 FZ LLC
target: SAE Institute Dubai
SAE Institute Dubai offers KHDA accredited certificates, diplomas, and bachelor degrees across 5 disciplines – Animation, Audio, Design, Film and Games.
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closed 6/5/2012 via PE Hub

Sterling Partners, acquired Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy

synopsis: Sterling Partners has acquired a majority stake in Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy (TFA), Chicago’s premier digital media arts college. TFA has gained national prominence for providing students real-world, hands-on projects using cutting-edge digital technology in a two-year, career-focused program.
buyer: Sterling Partners
Sterling Partners is a private equity firm with a distinct point of view on how to build great companies. Sterling focuses on investing growth capital in small and mid-market companies in industries with positive, long-term trends – education, healthcare, and business services. "
target: Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy
Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, Chicago’s premier digital media arts college, offers a two-year, career-focused program leading to an associate degree in disciplines including Film & Broadcast, Game & Interactive Media, Recording Arts, Animation & Visual Effects and, most recently,
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closed 6/16/2011 via BNC Analysis

twofour54 FZ LLC, purchased Dubai Business of the SAE Institute from SAE Institute

synopsis: twofour54 tadreeb, the region's leading media training academy, has acquired the Dubai business of the SAE Institute, the world’s largest network of media training academies.
buyer: twofour54 FZ LLC
twofour54 FZ LLC offers media and entertainment organizations a complete range of services that help drive business success and growth. They are built off a base of three key components; a training academy, an innovation and support sector as well as a production facility. "
seller parent: Navitas Limited
seller: SAE Institute
SAE Institute was founded by Tom Misner in Sydney, Australia. Offering the first practical audio education in 1976, it now spans over 50 locations around the world offering a wide range of courses & qualifications.
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announced 12/14/2010 via Company Press Release

Navitas Limited, will acquire SAE Institute

synopsis: SAE Group, which offers practical audio education, is pleased to announce that Navitas Limited the largest Australian Stock Exchange listed provider of education services, has successfully entered into an agreement to acquire 100% of SAE Institute and Qantm College.
buyer: Navitas Limited (ASX:NVT:$750.17)
Navitas offers a wide range of education services to suit your individual situation and your aspirations. Navitas tailor courses to meet specific needs, from fast-track academic studies to additional English language support. "
target: SAE Institute
SAE Institute was founded by Tom Misner in Sydney, Australia. Offering the first practical audio education in 1976, it now spans over 50 locations around the world offering a wide range of courses & qualifications.
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$90
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$25
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
10.8x
closed 5/20/2009 via BNC Analysis

Dick Robinson, acquired Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Inc.

synopsis: North Palm Beach philanthropist Dick Robinson has bought back the Connecticut School of Broadcasting he founded 45 years ago. Robinson, who hosts a weekly WXEL-FM radio show from his yacht Airwaves, said he paid about $1 million for the school he sold in 2006 to DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, an affiliate of Credit Suisse.
buyer: Dick Robinson
Dick Robinson, in addition to being a radio and TV personality, is President of Robinson Media, which has owned New England radio stations and Robinson Media Satellite Division. "
target parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
target: Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Inc.
Since its founding in 1964, Connecticut School of Broadcasting has expanded to 26 schools across the nation. The Company currently has locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and Texas.
price ($mm)
$1.00
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closed 9/23/2008 via Company Press Release

Anova Capital Management, Caltius Equity Partners, acquired Platt College Los Angeles

synopsis: Caltius Equity Partners, along with Anova Capital Management LLC, has sponsored the acquisition of Platt College Los Angeles, an accredited, post-secondary school.
buyer: Caltius Equity Partners
buyer: Anova Capital Management
Based in Los Angeles, Caltius Equity Partners has been making control and substantial minority equity investments in amounts of $5 million to $20 million. Caltius Equity Partners invests in the consumer and business services, education, healthcare services, and light manufacturing industries. "
target: Platt College Los Angeles
Founded in 1985, Platt is an accredited, post-secondary school with locations in Alhambra, CA and Ontario, CA. The school focuses on allied health, media & graphic arts, and paralegal studies.
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closed 2/7/2007 via BusinessWire

FTC Kaplan, acquired Emile Woolf College Manchester

synopsis: Emile Woolf, the professional accountancy training organisation, announced the successful sale of its Manchester operations to FTC Kaplan, provider of accountancy and other financial and business training services, for an undisclosed consideration.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: FTC Kaplan
FTC Kaplan is a leading provider of professional qualifications and business training in the UK and Asia Pacific. FTC Kaplan prepares over 30,000 students a year for professional accountancy exams such as the AAT, ACA, ACCA and CIMA. "
target parent: Emile Woolf International
target: Emile Woolf College Manchester
Emile Woolf International College are leaders in professional accountancy and marketing training. We are accredited by the British Accreditation Council to provide full time education. Our Manchester training centre holds Quality Accreditations from CIMA and ACCA.
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closed 6/16/2021 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired ESEC SARL

synopsis: EDH, a private higher education group controlled by Quilvest alongside IK and management, acquires ESEC. Founded in 1973, ESEC is recognized as one of the best French film schools. ESEC has been providing training in the various film professions recognized by professionals for more than 45 years.
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target parent: Hildegarde
target: ESEC SARL
Founded in 1973, ESEC is recognized as one of the best French film schools. Located in the heart of Paris and recognized by the Ministry of Culture, ESEC has been providing training in the various film professions recognized by professionals for more than 45 years.
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

Virginia College, will purchase certain campuses and other selected assets from Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc.

synopsis: Virginia College, an institution of higher education that belongs to the Education Corporation of America, will acquire certain campuses and other selected assets from Vatterott Educational Centers (VEC), an operator of colleges. The campuses in the deal include Vatterott College, Vatterott Career College, L'Ecole Culinaire and ex'treme institute.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Virginia College
Virginia College is a private institution of higher education committed to offering associate degrees, diploma courses, and baccalaureate degrees at its various campuses. These programs strengthen the student’s ability to enter or advance in a chosen career. "
seller parent: TA Associates
seller: Vatterott Educational Centers, Inc.
Certain campuses and other selected assets of Vatterott Educational Centers (VEC) include Vatterott College, Vatterott Career College, L'Ecole Culinaire and ex'treme institute. VEC is an operator of private, accredited colleges.
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closed 5/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Digital Vidya, acquired Digital Academy India Private Limited

synopsis: Digital Vidya, Asia’s leading digital marketing training company, announced the acquisition of Digital Academy India, a leading Indian digital marketing education firm. Digital Academy is an initiative to educate Indian students and professionals for career competitiveness in the Internet Economy.
buyer: Digital Vidya
Digital Vidya is Asia’s leading Digital Marketing training company and the first to launch Social Media Marketing Workshop Series in India. They also offer customized Social Media/Digital Marketing Workshops for corporations. "
target: Digital Academy India Private Limited
Digital Academy is an initiative to educate Indian students and professionals for career competitiveness in the Internet Economy. Their foundation is built on commitment towards developing and delivering industry focused Digital Marketing training programs.
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announced 2/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Serba Dinamik Group Bhd, will acquire University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering

synopsis: Serba Dinamik is to acquire the entire business of University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering (UNIMY), which was owned and operated by Prestariang Education Sdn Bhd (PESB), from Prestariang. UNIMY offers a host of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in computer science.
buyer: Serba Dinamik Group Bhd (KLSE:SERBADK:$1,105.28)
Established in 1993, Serba Dinamik Holdings, through its subsidiaries, is an international energy services group providing integrated engineering solutions to the Oil & Gas, petrochemical, power generation industries, water & waste water and utilities. "
target parent: Prestariang Bhd
target: University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering
University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering (UNIMY) is the first ICT-focused Digital Technology University in Malaysia. UNIMY offers a host of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in computer science.
price ($mm)
$0.59
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closed 9/12/2018 via Company Press Release

ADvTECH Group, acquired Monash South Africa

synopsis: ADvTECH, Africa's largest private education group, has acquired Monash South Africa (MSA) from Monash University and Laureate Education. MSA is a leading South African private tertiary education institution. MSA offers bachelors, masters, diploma, and post graduate courses for business, engineering & technology, and social & health sciences.
buyer: ADvTECH Group (JSE:ADH:$293.19)
The ADvTECH Group is a leader in quality education, training, skills development and placement services. The Group reported its performance in a segmental structure that reflects the performance of Schools and Tertiary as two separate education divisions, and Resourcing as the third division. "
target parent: Monash University
target: Monash South Africa
Monash South Africa (MSA) is a leading South African private tertiary education institution. MSA offers bachelors, masters, diploma, and post graduate courses for business, engineering & technology, and social & health sciences.
price ($mm)
$33
rev ($mm)
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announced 1/11/2018 via GlobeNewswire

KMR Holding Pédagogique, will acquire Université Internationale de Casablanca

synopsis: KMR Holding Pédagogique, the leading higher education platform in Africa, will acquire Université Internationale de Casablanca (UIC) from Laureate Education, Inc., the world’s largest global network of higher education institutions. UIC is a comprehensive private university in Casablanca that offers programs in Business, Engineering and Health.
buyer parent: Development Partners International
buyer: KMR Holding Pédagogique
KMR Holding Pédagogique is the leading state-recognized multi-disciplinary private higher education platform in Francophone Africa. The group delivers affordable quality higher education to African students through a network of 240+ schools across the world. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Université Internationale de Casablanca
Université Internationale de Casablanca (UIC) is the first and only comprehensive private university in Casablanca recognized by the State. UIC’s program offerings include undergraduate, graduate, and executive education programs in Business, Engineering and Health.
price ($mm)
$54
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closed 8/23/2010 via GlobeNewswire

ChinaCast Education Corporation, acquired Hubei Industrial University Business College

synopsis: ChinaCast Education Corporation, a leading for-profit, post-secondary education and e-learning services provider in China, announced the closing of its acquisition of Hubei Industrial University Business College ("HIUBC"), a private, accredited university located in Wuhan, China.
buyer parent: Great Wall Acquisition Corporation
buyer: ChinaCast Education Corporation (CAST:$346.55)
ChinaCast Education Corporation is a leading for-profit, post-secondary education and e-learning services provider in China. The Company provides post-secondary degree and diploma programs through its three fully accredited universities. "
target: Hubei Industrial University Business College
Hubei Industrial University Business College was founded as an independent, accredited college affiliated with a state-owned university, offers bachelor's degree and diploma courses in industrial engineering design, computer engineering, management, economics, language studies and law.
price ($mm)
$7.32
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/19/2005 via Company Press Release

EVCI Career Colleges, acquired Technical Career Institutes, Inc.

synopsis: EVCI Career Colleges Holding Corp. today announced that it has completed its acquisition of Technical Career Institutes, Inc. for $16 million subject to adjustment.
buyer: EVCI Career Colleges (EVCI:$0.00)
EVCI owns and operates accredited careers and college centers. Our vision is to grow both internally through the addition of new campuses and instructional programs and externally by acquiring additional degree granting institutions. "
target: Technical Career Institutes, Inc.
From our founding in 1909 by Nobel prize-winning physicist Guglielmo Marconi to our number one national ranking for the number of engineering-related two-year degrees granted, TCI has achieved a reputation for excellence in technological education.
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closed 6/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

H-Farm S.p.A., acquired BigRock Srl

synopsis: H-Farm has finished the acquisition of additional shares of BigRock (of which H-Farm already held 30%), the famous Italian school of computer graphics and visual arts founded by Marco Savini. H-Farm increased their shares to 99%.
buyer: H-Farm S.p.A. (BIT:FARM:$60.11)
H-FARM is a public company that supports the creation of new business models and the digital transformation and education of people and enterprises. Founded in 2005, it was the first company in the world to establish a model that includes education, investment and consultancy services. "
target: BigRock Srl
BigRock is an Italian school of computer graphics and visual arts. With its three master's degrees in computer graphics, virtual reality and concept art, it is truly a cutting-edge company in the European 3D animation sector, boasting an employment rate of over 80% in the first 12 months.
price ($mm)
$1.81*
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