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closed 9/21/2005 via PR Newswire

All Star Directories, acquired Natural Village, Inc.

synopsis: All Star Directories, Inc., the Internet's fastest growing publisher of career and online school directories announced today it has acquired the Natural Healers Web site business from Natural Village, Inc. of Winthrop, WA.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: All Star Directories
All Star Directories is the Internet’s fastest growing publisher of school directories, matching millions of highly qualified prospective students with the schools that best meet their education needs. "
target: Natural Village, Inc.
NaturalHealers is dedicated to providing the best information to prospective students of natural healing techniques. We strive to be the finest resource available, allowing students to compare schools, contact them, read common questions and answers, and ask questions.
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closed 10/30/2006 via BusinessWire

Austin Ventures, L.P., acquired All Star Directories

synopsis: Austin Ventures, announced the acquisition and recapitalization of All Star Directories, the leading publisher of comprehensive online education directories. The All Star Directories deal came out of the partnership that AV has had with CEO-in-residence Elisabeth DeMarse, the former CEO of BankRate.
buyer: Austin Ventures, L.P.
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. "
target: All Star Directories
All Star Directories is the Internet’s fastest growing publisher of school directories, matching millions of highly qualified prospective students with the schools that best meet their education needs.
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closed 7/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Nelnet, Inc., acquired CUnet LLC

synopsis: Nelnet, Inc. has completed its acquisition of CUnet, a leading performance-based educational marketing and managed services company headquartered in Wyckoff, New Jersey. The agreement, previously announced on June 26, 2006, has an effective date of July 1, 2006.
buyer: Nelnet, Inc. (NNI:$824.49)
Nelnet is one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S. and is focused on providing quality student loan products and services to students and schools nationwide. "
target: CUnet LLC
CUnet is the premier provider of online performance media and interactive marketing services driving qualified student inquiries and enrollments for the higher education industry.
price ($mm)
$40
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closed 5/15/2006 via PR Newswire

Smile.Media Ltd., acquired Nirshamim Lelimudim Ltd.

synopsis: Internet Gold, announced that its subsidiary smile.media ltd. (formerly GoldMind) has acquired the remaining 50% of Nirshamim Lelimudim Ltd. Having acquired an initial 50% ownership interest in March 2005, smile.media is now the sole owner of the fast-growing Nirshamim academic portal.
buyer parent: Internet Gold
buyer: Smile.Media Ltd.
Smile.Media Ltd. (formerly GoldMind Ltd.) is a fully-owned subsidiary of Internet Gold through which the Group provides Value Added Services such as Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus programs and customized electronic newsletters. "
target: Nirshamim Lelimudim Ltd.
Nirshamim is an academic portal that serves Israel's 170,000 university students. A one-stop information site regarding the programs, entrance requirements, etc. of Israeli academic institutions, Nirshamim's revenue model combines lead-generation fees and advertising.
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closed 5/10/2006 via BNC Analysis

Monster Worldwide, Inc., acquired PWP, LLC

synopsis: Monster Worldwide, Inc. announced that it has acquired PWP, LLC. PWP, a leading publisher of directory websites in the educational field, will be integrated into Monster Worldwide's Internet Advertising and Fees business segment, alongside FastWeb, Monsterlearning, and other online media and education-related properties.
buyer: Monster Worldwide, Inc. (MWW:$634.99)
Monster Worldwide, Inc. parent company of Monster(R), the online employment solution, strives to bring people together to advance their lives. Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. "
target: PWP, LLC
PWP is a leading publisher of directory websites in the educational field. PWP owns thousands of education-related domain names and generates more than one hundred thousand 'student to school/college' referrals per month as well as having more than one million unique users per month.
price ($mm)
$1.13
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/21/2005 via PR Newswire

All Star Directories, acquired Natural Village, Inc.

synopsis: All Star Directories, Inc., the Internet's fastest growing publisher of career and online school directories announced today it has acquired the Natural Healers Web site business from Natural Village, Inc. of Winthrop, WA.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: All Star Directories
All Star Directories is the Internet’s fastest growing publisher of school directories, matching millions of highly qualified prospective students with the schools that best meet their education needs. "
target: Natural Village, Inc.
NaturalHealers is dedicated to providing the best information to prospective students of natural healing techniques. We strive to be the finest resource available, allowing students to compare schools, contact them, read common questions and answers, and ask questions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/30/2006 via BusinessWire

Austin Ventures, L.P., acquired All Star Directories

synopsis: Austin Ventures, announced the acquisition and recapitalization of All Star Directories, the leading publisher of comprehensive online education directories. The All Star Directories deal came out of the partnership that AV has had with CEO-in-residence Elisabeth DeMarse, the former CEO of BankRate.
buyer: Austin Ventures, L.P.
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. "
target: All Star Directories
All Star Directories is the Internet’s fastest growing publisher of school directories, matching millions of highly qualified prospective students with the schools that best meet their education needs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/21/2005 via PR Newswire

All Star Directories, acquired Natural Village, Inc.

synopsis: All Star Directories, Inc., the Internet's fastest growing publisher of career and online school directories announced today it has acquired the Natural Healers Web site business from Natural Village, Inc. of Winthrop, WA.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: All Star Directories
All Star Directories is the Internet’s fastest growing publisher of school directories, matching millions of highly qualified prospective students with the schools that best meet their education needs. "
target: Natural Village, Inc.
NaturalHealers is dedicated to providing the best information to prospective students of natural healing techniques. We strive to be the finest resource available, allowing students to compare schools, contact them, read common questions and answers, and ask questions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/21/2005 via PR Newswire

All Star Directories, acquired Natural Village, Inc.

synopsis: All Star Directories, Inc., the Internet's fastest growing publisher of career and online school directories announced today it has acquired the Natural Healers Web site business from Natural Village, Inc. of Winthrop, WA.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: All Star Directories
All Star Directories is the Internet’s fastest growing publisher of school directories, matching millions of highly qualified prospective students with the schools that best meet their education needs. "
target: Natural Village, Inc.
NaturalHealers is dedicated to providing the best information to prospective students of natural healing techniques. We strive to be the finest resource available, allowing students to compare schools, contact them, read common questions and answers, and ask questions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/30/2006 via BusinessWire

Austin Ventures, L.P., acquired All Star Directories

synopsis: Austin Ventures, announced the acquisition and recapitalization of All Star Directories, the leading publisher of comprehensive online education directories. The All Star Directories deal came out of the partnership that AV has had with CEO-in-residence Elisabeth DeMarse, the former CEO of BankRate.
buyer: Austin Ventures, L.P.
Austin Ventures has worked with talented entrepreneurs to build valuable companies for nearly twenty-five years. With $3.9 billion under management, AV is the most active venture capital and growth equity firm in Texas and one of the most established in the nation. "
target: All Star Directories
All Star Directories is the Internet’s fastest growing publisher of school directories, matching millions of highly qualified prospective students with the schools that best meet their education needs.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Nelnet, Inc., acquired CUnet LLC

synopsis: Nelnet, Inc. has completed its acquisition of CUnet, a leading performance-based educational marketing and managed services company headquartered in Wyckoff, New Jersey. The agreement, previously announced on June 26, 2006, has an effective date of July 1, 2006.
buyer: Nelnet, Inc. (NNI:$824.49)
Nelnet is one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S. and is focused on providing quality student loan products and services to students and schools nationwide. "
target: CUnet LLC
CUnet is the premier provider of online performance media and interactive marketing services driving qualified student inquiries and enrollments for the higher education industry.
price ($mm)
$40
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/15/2006 via PR Newswire

Smile.Media Ltd., acquired Nirshamim Lelimudim Ltd.

synopsis: Internet Gold, announced that its subsidiary smile.media ltd. (formerly GoldMind) has acquired the remaining 50% of Nirshamim Lelimudim Ltd. Having acquired an initial 50% ownership interest in March 2005, smile.media is now the sole owner of the fast-growing Nirshamim academic portal.
buyer parent: Internet Gold
buyer: Smile.Media Ltd.
Smile.Media Ltd. (formerly GoldMind Ltd.) is a fully-owned subsidiary of Internet Gold through which the Group provides Value Added Services such as Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus programs and customized electronic newsletters. "
target: Nirshamim Lelimudim Ltd.
Nirshamim is an academic portal that serves Israel's 170,000 university students. A one-stop information site regarding the programs, entrance requirements, etc. of Israeli academic institutions, Nirshamim's revenue model combines lead-generation fees and advertising.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/10/2006 via BNC Analysis

Monster Worldwide, Inc., acquired PWP, LLC

synopsis: Monster Worldwide, Inc. announced that it has acquired PWP, LLC. PWP, a leading publisher of directory websites in the educational field, will be integrated into Monster Worldwide's Internet Advertising and Fees business segment, alongside FastWeb, Monsterlearning, and other online media and education-related properties.
buyer: Monster Worldwide, Inc. (MWW:$634.99)
Monster Worldwide, Inc. parent company of Monster(R), the online employment solution, strives to bring people together to advance their lives. Monster works for everyone by connecting employers with quality job seekers at all levels and by providing personalized career advice to consumers globally. "
target: PWP, LLC
PWP is a leading publisher of directory websites in the educational field. PWP owns thousands of education-related domain names and generates more than one hundred thousand 'student to school/college' referrals per month as well as having more than one million unique users per month.
price ($mm)
$1.13
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/26/2007 via BusinessWire

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired Zuma, LLC

synopsis: PlattForm Holdings, Inc., a leading Internet marketing and enrollment solutions provider to the post-secondary education industry,has acquired Zuma, LLC. Zuma is the publisher of www.BeautySchoolsDirectory.com, a recruitment and enrollment lead generation company for the cosmetology school industry.
buyer parent: Arlington Capital Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm is a full-service marketing and advertising agency offering enrollment solutions for the education industry and the military. Since 1989, we have continued in our commitment to set the standard for excellence in these industries. "
target: Zuma, LLC
Zuma is the publisher of www.BeautySchoolsDirectory.com, a recruitment and enrollment lead generation company for the cosmetology school industry.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/23/2006 via Company Press Release

Halyard Capital, acquired Educational Directories Unlimited, Inc.

synopsis: Halyard Capital, a New York-based private equity fund, announced that it has acquired a majority interest in Educational Directories Unlimited, Inc. (EDU) and committed a significant investment to accelerate the Company's current growth and market leading position.
buyer: Halyard Capital
Halyard is a private equity fund with $350 million of capital under management focused on investing in media, communications and business services companies. The Fund specializes in middle-market leveraged buyouts, growth equity and structured equity investments. "
target: Educational Directories Unlimited, Inc.
Educational Directories Unlimited (EDU) is a leading provider of online directories serving the higher education industry. The Company's industry leading Web sites include www.GradSchools.com, www.StudyAbroad.com and www.IIEPassport.org.
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