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closed 1/31/2018 via PR Newswire

ProspeX Digital, acquired Universities.com LLC

synopsis: ProspeX Digital, a customer acquisition lead generation company, announced the acquisition of Universities.com, which has served as a trusted source for researching colleges and universities since 1996.
buyer: ProspeX Digital
ProspeX Digital is a performance-driven digital marketing firm that specializes in prospect and data development with a focus on education recruitment marketing. ProspeX Digital boasts a cost-effective, performance-driven model that is fueled by proprietary multi-channel ad targeting products. "
target: Universities.com LLC
Universities.com was established in 1996 to help millions of prospective students and adult learners find colleges and universities that fit their needs and match their career goals.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

NRCCUA, acquired Admittedly

synopsis: The National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA), a leading provider of data and analytics solutions to public and private colleges and universities, announced that it has acquired Admittedly, a web and mobile platform education company that specializes in helping students plan their college searches on the go.
buyer: NRCCUA
National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA) is the most trusted source for advancing higher education recruitment. They build educational bridges between college-bound high school students, high school educators and college admissions officers. "
target: Admittedly
Admitted.ly is the ultimate online college advisory tool for high school students, their parents, and guidance counselors. They collect over 500 data points per student and use that data to show students which schools they should be applying to.
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closed 8/4/2014 via PR Newswire

Educational Credit Management Corporation, acquired College Abacus

synopsis: As part of its longstanding efforts to help students succeed, ECMC, a nonprofit company that provides services in support of higher education finance, acquired College Abacus, an innovative web-based tool that assists prospective college students as they make the all-important decision of which school to attend.
buyer: Educational Credit Management Corporation
Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is a nonprofit company that provides services in support of higher education finance as a guarantor in the Federal Family Education Loan Program. "
target: College Abacus
College Abacus is an innovative web-based tool that assists prospective college students as they make the all-important decision of which school to attend. College Abacus is a one-stop search site that allows students to compare the net price of nearly 4,000 colleges.
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closed 7/1/2016 via PR Web

EducationDynamics, LLC, acquired Unigo, LLC

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing, announces the acquisition of Unigo.com and EStudentLoan.com, a subsidiary of Unigo that provides a fast and free way to compare student loans. Unigo also provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions.
buyer parent: Muirlands Capital LLC
buyer: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is the industry leader in helping colleges and universities find the highest quality student prospects to achieve their enrollments goals. EducationDynamics has earned a reputation for providing the resources and expertise required to meet today’s recruitment challenges. "
target parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
target: Unigo, LLC
Unigo is the premier network for current and future college students that provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions. EStudentLoan is a subsidiary of Unigo that provides a fast and free way to compare student loans.
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closed 5/6/2014 via PR Newswire

EDPlus Holdings, LLC, acquired Unigo, LLC

synopsis: Augmenting its leadership position in the higher education consumer marketplace, EDPlus Holdings, LLC announced that it has acquired Unigo, LLC, a leading website featuring hundreds of thousands of student-generated reviews of U.S. colleges.
buyer parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
buyer: EDPlus Holdings, LLC
EDPlus Holdings, LLC, provides the most personalized and accurate platform for matching students with schools, financing, rewards and jobs. They use unique insights and proprietary technologies to provide complete and transparent information that helps you choose the right school. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: Unigo, LLC
Unigo is an online business matching students with colleges, scholarships, internships, student loans, majors and careers. Unigo’s consumer site provides personalized matches with 6,500 colleges, 700,000 college reviews, 3.6 million scholarships, 90,000 internships and 3.3 million study materials.
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closed 5/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

HelloWork, acquired Diplomeo

synopsis: HelloWork, a French platform that connects employers, recruiters, and trainers with all workers, has acquired Diplomeo, a French platform that helps higher education students pick the right school for them. Diplomeo's platform enables students to search for schools that meet their degree, subject, and location needs.
buyer: HelloWork
HelloWork is a French platform that connects employers, recruiters, and trainers with all workers. HelloWork helps people to find jobs or change their profession. HelloWork offers 650 thousand job opportunities per month through its network of regional sites. "
target: Diplomeo
Diplomeo is a French platform that helps higher education students pick the right school for them. Diplomeo's platform enables students to search for schools that meet their degree, subject, and location needs. Diplomeo has helped over 15,000 students find the school that is best for them.
price ($mm)
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$3
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closed 1/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

IDP Education, acquired Hotcourses

synopsis: Global student placement company, IDP Education, has acquired the Hotcourses Group. Hotcourses is the UK's largest publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities.
buyer: IDP Education (:$272.73)
IDP Education Limited provides student placement services to enroll into universities, schools, and colleges. The Company offers student services, such as university and course guidance, visa application and scholarships assistance, and pre-departure support services. "
target: Hotcourses
Hotcourses changes lives by helping people enroll on the right courses throughout the world. With offices in London, Sydney, Boston and Chennai, Hotcourses is the largest UK's publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$13
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3.4x
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closed 6/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired OnlineEducation.com

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., an internet marketing services and technology company, has acquired OnlineEducation.com, a provider of information on online degree programs, from BigLeads.com, engaged in the acquisition, development and management of internet properties.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target parent: BigLeads.com
target: OnlineEducation.com
OnlineEducation.com has a single fixed mission: to provide prospective students with a wealth of high-quality education options. OnlineEducation.com is not an educator; instead it supplies detailed and varied information on all things higher education-related.
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announced 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

ItoKuro Inc., will acquire fnana inc.

synopsis: ItoKuro, a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools, will acquire fnana inc., a Japanese company that aims to help people enjoy work and life. fnana inc. operates the Medical School Preparatory Guide, a website that helps people find and compare medical prep schools.
buyer: ItoKuro Inc. (TSE:6049:$26.36)
Founded in 2006, ItoKuro is a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools. Their websites covers schools for elementary school to high school students. The company also offers marketing services to the education industry. "
target: fnana inc.
Founded in 2010, fnana inc. is a Japanese company that aims to help people enjoy work and life. The company operates the Medical School Preparatory Guide, a website that helps people find and compare medical prep schools.
price ($mm)
$2.88
rev ($mm)
$1
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2.0x
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closed 3/30/2021 via PR Newswire

Savingforcollege.com LLC, acquired The College Monk

synopsis: Savingforcollege.com has TheCollegeMonk.com, a one-stop platform that guides students through the college selection process. The acquisition extends Savingforcollege.com's reach to thousands of prospective and current college students and builds on its existing educational content offerings.
buyer: Savingforcollege.com LLC
Savingforcollege.com is the leading independent authority on 529 savings plans. Its site compiles and analyzes data and creates content and tools to provide parents, financial professionals and state agencies with resources to help them understand how to meet the challenge of rising education costs."
target: The College Monk
TheCollegeMonk is the fastest-growing university search portal in the United States. The platform provides detailed information about colleges, courses, scholarships, student loans, and career opportunities so that students can make the right choice when it comes to their education.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Azent Overseas Education Ltd, acquired AdmissionTable.com

synopsis: Azent Overseas Education Ltd, an online education startup founded by IT firm Hexaware Technologies Ltd founder Atul Nishar, said it has acquired Bengaluru-based AdmissionTable.com, an artificial intelligence (AI) driven online platform for overseas university selection and admission counselling.
buyer: Azent Overseas Education Ltd
Azent Overseas Education Ltd seeks to revolutionize how students go to study abroad. An international education advisory, backed by years of experience in education and technology, Azent is the brainchild of Atul Nishar (founder of Aptech and Hexaware Technologies). "
target: AdmissionTable.com
Bengaluru-based AdmissionTable.com is an artificial intelligence driven online platform for overseas university selection and admission counselling.
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closed 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

EDUroute s.r.o., acquired Vysokeskoly.cz

synopsis: LMC's college information portal VysokeSkoly.cz has been bought by EDUroute sro, whose founders are Libor Mertl and Jiří Ziegler. VysokeSkoly.cz provide students interested in studying at college relevant information for the selection of a suitable field of study at a university. It is based in the Czech Republic.
buyer: EDUroute s.r.o.
EDUroute sro, based in the Czech Republic, was founded by Libor Mertl and Jiří Ziegler. Jiří Ziegler has been worked in the team of VysokeSkoly.cz, a website providing information about colleges, over the past five years. "
target parent: Alma Media Oyj
target: Vysokeskoly.cz
VysokeSkoly.cz is a web-based information medium established in 2000 to provide students interested in studying at college relevant information for the selection of a suitable field of study at a university. It is based in the Czech Republic.
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closed 12/9/2016 via PR Web

LendEDU, acquired StatFuse, LLC

synopsis: LendEDU announced that it has acquired Statfuse to expand its online presence and help incoming college students make smart admissions decisions. Statfuse was founded in 2012 to help students tackle college admissions through its proprietary college chances algorithm.
buyer: LendEDU
Since 2014 LendEDU has delivered free financial aid resources to high school and college students. LendEDU is a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinancing. LendEDU helps graduates find the lowest student loan quotes with one application. "
target: StatFuse, LLC
Statfuse was founded in 2012 by Supan Shah and Jeet Banerjee. Since 2012, Statfuse has helped over 150,000 students calculate their acceptance odds. The Statfuse website is free to use for students.
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closed 10/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Hotcourses Ltd, acquired The Complete University Guide Ltd

synopsis: Hotcourses has acquired university league table publisher, The Complete University Guide, meaning it now reaches more students searching for university degrees than any other student media organisation. The Complete University Guide provides a comprehensive and definitive guide to all matters related to higher education.
buyer: Hotcourses Ltd
Hotcourses changes lives by helping people enroll on the right courses throughout the world. With offices in London, Sydney, Boston and Chennai, Hotcourses is the largest UK's publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities. "
target: The Complete University Guide Ltd
The Complete University Guide provides a comprehensive and definitive guide to all matters related to higher education. Their independent UK University League Tables & Rankings give a great guide to which university is best for each student, overall and by subject.
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closed 4/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

University HQ, acquired Online MBA Review

synopsis: University HQ, the internet's best source of educational research and career information, is pleased to announce its acquisition of Online MBA Review. Online MBA Review helps business leaders looking to grow in their expertise and responsibility and students looking to advance their opportunities prior to entering the workforce.
buyer: University HQ
University HQ specializes in the educational market and provides detailed information on colleges, universities, and degrees. The website helps students plan their academic careers and subsequent professional lives with complimentary information on how to conduct a successful career. "
target: Online MBA Review
Online MBA Review helps business leaders looking to grow in their expertise and responsibility and students looking to advance their opportunities prior to entering the workforce. There are hundreds of Online MBA programs, and Online MBA Review helps users learn about the programs.
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closed 2/6/2010 via Company Press Release

Educomp Solutions Limited, acquired StudyPlaces

synopsis: Educomp Solutions Ltd has acquired popular education portal Studyplaces.com. Studyplaces provides a platform for students to acquire information related to higher education opportunities in USA, UK, India and various other countries.
buyer: Educomp Solutions Limited (BSE:532696:$79.35)
Educomp is the largest Education Company in India and the only company spread across the entire education ecosystem. From schools to skills; Educomp group empowers over 20.9 million learners and educators across ~32,000 schools to imagine, think and create a better future. "
target: StudyPlaces
StudyPlaces.com is one of the first global education portals in India that serves as a comprehensive one-stop-shop for education search. StudyPlaces.com follows a vision of being the complete solution for all education search related queries for studies in India and abroad.
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$1.15
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Grupo A Educação, Kinea Investimentos Ltda, acquired Saber em Rede

synopsis: Private equity firm Kinea and Grupo A, a provider of educational materials, acquired a 51% stake in Saber em Rede, an edtech marketplace based in Cubo Itaú that connects students with grad school vacancies via independent agents.
buyer: Grupo A Educação
buyer: Kinea Investimentos Ltda
Kinea Investimentos is an independent, innovative alternative asset management firm, which is a subsidiary of the Itaú Group, based in Brazil. Brazil-based Grupo A owns several publishers of science textbooks and digital education platforms. "
target: Saber em Rede
Saber em Rede, based in Cubo Itaú, the largest hub of startups in Latin America, promotes the dissemination of education and financial empowerment by promoting connections between the best educational institutions in the country and people interested in selling courses.
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announced 11/14/2012 via PR Web

Bell Curves LLC, will acquire Acceptional, Inc.

synopsis: Bell Curves, LLC, a privately held test preparation company based in New York City, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Acceptional, Inc, a provider of college admissions essay writing resources.
buyer: Bell Curves LLC
Bell Curves is a socially responsible test prep and educational services company based in New York City. Since its inception, it has developed a diverse clientele comprised of non-profit organizations, educational institutions, young professionals, and college and graduate school-bound students. "
target: Acceptional, Inc.
Acceptional, Inc. provides college admissions essay writing resources. A student at one of Acceptional's target schools uploads the personal statement or college admission essay that got her into college. Every time someone reads that sample college essay, the author gets paid.
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closed 1/31/2018 via PR Newswire

ProspeX Digital, acquired Universities.com LLC

synopsis: ProspeX Digital, a customer acquisition lead generation company, announced the acquisition of Universities.com, which has served as a trusted source for researching colleges and universities since 1996.
buyer: ProspeX Digital
ProspeX Digital is a performance-driven digital marketing firm that specializes in prospect and data development with a focus on education recruitment marketing. ProspeX Digital boasts a cost-effective, performance-driven model that is fueled by proprietary multi-channel ad targeting products. "
target: Universities.com LLC
Universities.com was established in 1996 to help millions of prospective students and adult learners find colleges and universities that fit their needs and match their career goals.
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closed 1/31/2018 via PR Newswire

ProspeX Digital, acquired Universities.com LLC

synopsis: ProspeX Digital, a customer acquisition lead generation company, announced the acquisition of Universities.com, which has served as a trusted source for researching colleges and universities since 1996.
buyer: ProspeX Digital
ProspeX Digital is a performance-driven digital marketing firm that specializes in prospect and data development with a focus on education recruitment marketing. ProspeX Digital boasts a cost-effective, performance-driven model that is fueled by proprietary multi-channel ad targeting products. "
target: Universities.com LLC
Universities.com was established in 1996 to help millions of prospective students and adult learners find colleges and universities that fit their needs and match their career goals.
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closed 9/11/2006 via

BSA Sales, LLC, acquired Concentrix Corporation

synopsis: SYNNEX Corporation, a global IT supply chain services company, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, BSA Sales, LLC has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Concentrix Corporation. Concentrix Corporation is an integrated marketing company that provides call center, database analysis, and print on demand services to customers.
buyer parent: SYNNEX Information Technologies, Inc.
buyer: BSA Sales, LLC
BSA provides both the sales direction and momentum you need to move ahead of your competitors and take advantage of opportunities in the market place. Leader in integrated 1:1 sales and marketing campaigns, BSA offers flexible solutions that increase revenue and market share. "
target: Concentrix Corporation (:$5,187.71)
Concentrix is a marketing services company providing multi-channel demand generation and renewal marketing solutions that maximize the economic value of our clients’ customer relationships.
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$15
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closed 3/21/2018 via PR Web

Terradatum, acquired VScreen and OnHoldUSA

synopsis: Terradatum, a provider of real estate analytics software solutions, has acquired VScreen and OnHoldUSA from Schweickart, Inc., a privately held parent company. VScreen is an Internet video marketing agency and production studio for real estate brokers and agents. OnHoldUSA is a provider of voice messaging solutions to American businesses.
buyer: Terradatum
Terradatum is a leading provider of innovative real estate analytics software solutions. Their advanced analytics and metrics enable real estate professionals to gain deep insight from their local MLS data. They offer a variety of products that help brokers and agents gain a competitive advantage. "
target parent: Schweickart, Inc.
target: VScreen and OnHoldUSA
VScreen is an Internet video marketing agency and production studio, offering turnkey video solutions to real estate brokers and agents. OnHoldUSA is a provider of voice messaging solutions to American businesses. They provide message on hold, voice mail greetings, and auto attendant services.
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closed 12/8/2015 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Halyard Capital, a NY based private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, EducationDynamics (EDDY), was sold to an investor group led by Muirlands Capital, KnowledgeShares and Prudential Capital Group. EDDY is one of the market leaders in helping higher education institutions find and enroll the highest quality student prospects.
buyer: Muirlands Capital LLC
buyer: KnowledgeShares.Org
buyer: Prudential Capital Group
Muirlands Capital is a lower middle market private equity firm. KnowledgeShares partners with leading organizations in higher education to invest financial and human capital. Prudential Capital Group is a leading provider of private debt, mezzanine and equity securities to companies worldwide. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is higher education’s leading marketing information and technology services company, helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. Its content-rich and highly visible education websites make them the premier provider of prospective students for colleges and universities.
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closed 12/6/2012 via PR Web

College Loan Corporation, acquired Edvisors Network, Inc.

synopsis: Edvisors, a leading provider of educational resources, announced it has been acquired by College Loan Corporation. Edvisors is a leading student marketing company providing a portfolio of education resources, college loan products, and college-related information and services through a network of websites, blogs and forums.
buyer: College Loan Corporation
College Loan Corporation, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada is a top 10 student loan company, managing student loan assets. By offering innovative loan products and first-class customer service, the Company helps families achieve their higher education goals. "
target: Edvisors Network, Inc.
Edvisors, a global leader in higher education marketing and college financial aid, provides a richer, more fulfilling education experience to students, educators and parents worldwide.
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closed 1/26/2011 via BNC Analysis

Affinion Group, Inc., acquired Webloyalty.com, Inc.

synopsis: Affinion Group has completed an acquisition of Webloyalty, a global leader in generating incremental revenue for online businesses through a comprehensive suite of proprietary tools and technologies. Webloyalty connects partners to new customers, minimizes cart abandonment, offers extra value after the transaction and builds repeat business.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management, LLC
buyer: Affinion Group, Inc. (OTCPK:AFGR:$954.00)
Affinion Group provides programs in subscription-based lifestyle services, personal protection, insurance and other areas to help generate increased customer loyalty and significant incremental revenue for more than 5,500 marketing partners worldwide. "
target parent: General Atlantic, LLC
target: Webloyalty.com, Inc.
Webloyalty.com, a leading provider of incremental revenue for online businesses, has more than two million memberships in its reward, discount and protection programs. Members benefit from high-value subscription services that match their needs and interests.
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$296 [$270]
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$214
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$46
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announced 12/16/2010 via Company Press Release

American Express Company, will acquire Loyalty Partner, GmbH

synopsis: American Express Company announced it will acquire Loyalty Partner, a leading marketing services company best known for the loyalty program it operates in Germany, Poland and India. Loyalty Partner also provides market analysis, operating platforms and consulting services that help merchants grow their businesses.
buyer: American Express Company (AXP:$34,260.00)
The American Express Company is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network services company founded in 1850. It is a leader in charge and credit cards, Travelers Cheques, travel, insurance and international banking. "
target: Loyalty Partner, GmbH
Loyalty Partner is the expert for customer management and operates PAYBACK, Germany’s most successful multi-partner loyalty programm.
price ($mm)
$561
rev ($mm)
$276
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closed 10/26/2010 via Company Press Release

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired GiftCertificates.com Corporation

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners® is pleased to announce that it has acquired GiftCertificates.com, Inc. (“GiftCertificates”), a leading e-commerce provider of innovative reward solutions and gift products for both the corporate and consumer markets.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a Los Angeles-based private investment firm with over $1 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target: GiftCertificates.com Corporation
GiftCertificates.com™ is a leading e-commerce provider of innovative reward solutions and gift products for both the corporate and consumer markets. GiftCertificates.com is the reward and gift brand of choice in today’s marketplace.
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closed 3/24/2010 via Company Press Release

Merkle, Inc., acquired Metzner Schneider Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Merkle, the nation's largest and fastest growing independent customer relationship marketing agency, announced the acquisition of loyalty marketing firm Metzner Schneider Associates, an established consultancy with vast expertise working with Fortune 500 companies.
buyer: Merkle, Inc.
Merkle is one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing database marketing agencies. For more than 20 years, Fortune 1000 companies and leading nonprofit organizations have partnered with Merkle to maximize the value of their customer portfolios. "
target: Metzner Schneider Associates, Inc.
Metzner Schneider Associates has a long and respected track record of working with many of the nation's top brands to create pioneering loyalty and customer engagement programs.
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closed 12/15/2009 via Company Press Release

Groupe Aeroplan, acquired Carlson Marketing Group

synopsis: Carlson Marketing Worldwide, one of the world's largest independent marketing services companies, has been acquired by Groupe Aeroplan Inc., a leading international loyalty management corporation headquartered in Canada.
buyer: Groupe Aeroplan (TSX:AIM:$96.49)
Groupe Aeroplan Inc. is a leading international loyalty management corporation. Groupe Aeroplan owns Aeroplan, Canada's premier loyalty program and Nectar, the United Kingdom's leading coalition loyalty program. "
target parent: Carlson Companies Inc.
target: Carlson Marketing Group
Carlson Marketing is the world's leading relationship building company. Carlson Marketing designs and delivers loyalty, engagement and event programs for some of the world's best known brands.
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$177
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closed 12/15/2005 via PR Newswire

Landmark Communications, Inc., acquired CoolSavings, Inc.

synopsis: Landmark Communications, Inc. today announced the completion of the going-private transaction of CoolSavings, Inc.
buyer: Landmark Communications, Inc.
Landmark Communications, Inc. is a privately-held multimedia company with interests in newspapers, broadcasting, cable programming, print and online classified marketplaces, broadband services, interactive marketing, Internet video distribution, and other businesses. "
target: CoolSavings, Inc.
CoolSavings is a leading interactive marketing services company for advertisers and publishers. The company provides superior lead generation, e- mail, coupon and loyalty programs across its extensive network of company- owned Branded Web Properties and top partner sites.
price ($mm)
$80
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$52
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$6
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1.5x
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13.1x
closed 5/13/2005 via Company Press Release

General Atlantic Partners, LLC, acquired Webloyalty.com, Inc.

synopsis: Webloyalty.com, a leading provider of online marketing and subscription services, today announced that its principal shareholders have completed the transaction to sell a majority stake in the company to General Atlantic LLC, a leading global private equity firm.
buyer: General Atlantic Partners, LLC
General Atlantic is a leading global growth equity firm providing capital and strategic support for growth companies. GA combines a collaborative global approach, sector specific expertise, long-term investment horizon and a deep understanding of growth drivers. "
target parent: Canaan Partners
target: Webloyalty.com, Inc.
Webloyalty.com was founded in 1999 in Norwalk, CT in response to the emerging needs of e-commerce, travel and other fee-based sites. With our direct marketing expertise and technical know-how, we help our partners generate increased revenue without increased acquisition costs.
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$250
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closed 3/30/2021 via Company Press Release

Schlesinger Group, acquired Addison Research

synopsis: Schlesinger Group, a leading data collection company, has acquired Addison Research, a rapidly growing fieldwork, and research services provider headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The combined qualitative and quantitative capabilities unlock substantial additional value for both Addison and Schlesinger clients.
buyer parent: Gauge Capital
buyer: Schlesinger Group
Schlesinger Group is a leading data collection company offering a broad range of qualitative and quantitative solutions worldwide. The Group delivers high-quality recruitment and research services for any methodology, including online surveys, online communities, webcam focus groups, and more. "
target: Addison Research
Based in Toronto, Addison Research is a boutique data collection & market insights firm providing fieldwork in the USA and Canada. Addison is a one-stop-shop for all a company's fieldwork needs, including telephone, recruitment, focus groups, on-site Central Location Tests (CLT), and online.
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closed 12/11/2019 via PR Web

Sawaya Consulting, acquired Coast To Coast Studio

synopsis: Sawaya Consulting, a Utah-based design and technology firm, has acquired Coast To Coast Studio, a full-service graphic design studio based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Coast To Coast Studio provides a curated creative experience that positions businesses to reach their utmost potential.
buyer: Sawaya Consulting
Sawaya Consulting focuses on the concept of information management through design and technology with an expertise in UI/UX, Web Design, and Web Development. They help deliver messages, products, or services with efficient, elegant solutions. "
target: Coast To Coast Studio
Coast To Coast Studio is a full-service graphic design studio based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Coast To Coast Studio provides a curated creative experience that positions businesses to reach their utmost potential.
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closed 11/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Truesight Consulting, LLC merged with Marketscience Consulting, Ltd,

synopsis: Truesight Consulting, an independent, advanced marketing analytics and solutions company, has merged with Marketscience Consulting, an award-winning independent consultancy specializing in advanced econometric modelling, statistical analysis and bespoke advice on traditional and digital marketing investments.
buyer: Marketscience Consulting, Ltd
Marketscience Consulting is an award-winning independent consultancy specializing in advanced econometric modelling, statistical analysis and bespoke advice on traditional and digital marketing investments. "
target: Truesight Consulting, LLC
Truesight Consulting is an independent, advanced marketing analytics and solutions company that unifies technology, data, and modeling solutions to drive client results. Truesight was conceived to be a full service, radically transparent analytics partner.
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closed 9/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

AnalitiQs, acquired No Ties

synopsis: AnalitiQs, a Dutch company that is specialized in predicting and explaining people’s behavior, has acquired No Ties, a Dutch company that supports market research agencies, companies and government institutions with field research.
buyer: AnalitiQs
AnalitiQs is a Dutch company that provides organizations with the insights they need to make better decisions through the clever use of data. They are specialized in predicting and explaining people’s behavior; people in the role of employee as well as in the role of customer. "
target: No Ties
No Ties is a Dutch company that supports market research agencies, companies and government institutions with field research. They use their Peil.nl database to conduct political and societal research and its inVotes platform to gather opinions on the quality of services/products of organizations.
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closed 6/10/2016 via Company Press Release

Axel Springer SE, acquired Emarketer Inc.

synopsis: Axel Springer SE acquires 93 percent of the shares in eMarketer Inc., a leading provider of high-quality analyses, reports, and digital market data for companies and institutions. eMarketer is the go-to source for excellently researched, authoritative business information in the fields of digital marketing, sales, and trends.
buyer: Axel Springer SE (DB:SPR:$3,789.70)
Axel Springer is one of the world’s largest digital publishers in terms of reach. Taking into account all digital platforms, the company attained 200 million unique users worldwide as a monthly average in Q1/2016. The company is active in more than 40 countries with subsidiaries, licenses, and more."
target: Emarketer Inc.
eMarketer is the go-to source for excellently researched, authoritative business information in the fields of digital marketing, sales, and trends. The company’s reports, databases, statistics, infographics, and forecasts have become standard tools in numerous industries.
price ($mm)
$242*
rev ($mm)
$46
EBITDA ($mm)
$14
EV / rev
5.7x
EV / EBITDA
19.3x
closed 5/13/2016 via BusinessWire

mcgarrybowen, acquired Arrechedera y Clavero

synopsis: Dentsu Aegis Network announces the acquisition of Arrechedera y Claverol (AC), a leading independent full-service advertising agency in Mexico. AC will become part of global award-winning creative agency mcgarrybowen, further expanding the agency’s footprint in key creative hubs around the world.
buyer parent: Dentsu Inc.
buyer: mcgarrybowen
mcgarrybowen is a global, full-service, integrated marketing communications agency network headquartered in New York, with offices in Chicago, San Francisco, San Antonio, London, Shanghai, São Paulo, Singapore, Hong Kong and Paris. "
target: Arrechedera y Clavero
Arrechedera Claverol (AC) is an independent full-service advertising leading agency in Mexico, innovating the creation of branded content throughout digital and traditional media. It was founded in 2007 and was one of the first independent agencies in Mexico.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/5/2011 via Market Wire

Avatar International LLC, acquired HR Solutions International, Inc.

synopsis: Avatar International, a leading healthcare quality improvement firm, announced its acquisition of HR Solutions International, Inc., a human capital management consulting firm specializing in employee and physician engagement. The firm designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Avatar International LLC
Avatar International, a research and consulting company based in Orlando, Fla., specializes in Evidence Based Intelligent Surveys™ and Innovative Strategies™ to transform information into significant quality and efficiency of care improvement for the healthcare industry. "
target: HR Solutions International, Inc.
HR Solutions International designs surveys and administers them primarily through email and web-based channels. Customers access the data through an online reporting tool that provides detailed and customizable results as well as actionable recommendations.
price ($mm)
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closed 11/9/2011 via BNC Analysis

MetrixLab, acquired CRM Metrix

synopsis: Online research firm MetrixLab has bought digital marketing analytics specialist CRM Metrix, creating a combined digital marketing research business of over €30m in annual revenues. MetrixLab works primarily in the areas of new product development, brand communication, e-business performance and customer satisfaction measurement.
buyer: MetrixLab
MetrixLab is a global Online Market Research company, specializing in the areas of New Product Development, Brand Communication, E-Business Performance and Satisfaction Research. MetrixLab has grown to be one of Europe's leading online market research companies. "
target: CRM Metrix
CRM Metrix is the only global company offering digital market research solutions with extensive global experience. It offers a full range of digital market research solutions to help clients make the best decisions at all stages of the digital marketing development process.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/6/2011 via BusinessWire

Maritz Research, Inc., acquired Imagin AG

synopsis: Maritz Research, one of the world’s largest marketing research firms, is acquiring the consultancy company Imagin AG, a German-based marketing research company specializing in stakeholder-feedback management. Imagin is one of the leading German consultancy companies for customer feedback management and CRM solutions.
buyer parent: Maritz, Inc.
buyer: Maritz Research, Inc.
As one of the world’s largest marketing research firms, Maritz Research, a unit of Maritz, helps many of today’s most successful companies improve performance through a deep understanding of their customers, employees and channel partners. "
target: Imagin AG
Imagin is one of the leading German consultancy companies for customer feedback management and CRM solutions. Its main focal points are the establishment of customer orientation within company strategies, increasing customer loyalty and satisfaction, as well as the customer value.
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