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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wellspring International Education, acquired Quad Learning

synopsis: D.C.–based Quad Learning was acquired by Illinois-based foreign student recruitment firm Wellspring International Education. Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions.
buyer: Wellspring International Education
Wellspring recruits students from 35 countries globally to over 200 colleges, universities, high schools and language schools in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Quad Learning
Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions. Quad Learning drives institutional growth through international recruiting and expands student opportunities at leading universities.
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closed 4/13/2022 via BusinessWire

Jenzabar, Inc., acquired Spark451

synopsis: Jenzabar, Inc., a leading technology innovator in higher education serving the new student, announced that it has acquired Spark451, a full-service marketing and technology firm providing enrollment strategies for the higher education market.
buyer: Jenzabar, Inc.
Created out of a passion for education and a vision for technology, Jenzabar offers disruptive, innovative software solutions and services that empower students’ success and help higher education institutions meet the demands of the modern student. "
target: Spark451
Spark451 is a higher education enrollment strategy, technology, and marketing firm that combines creativity with powerful technology to achieve measurable results.
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announced 6/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Keystone Academic Solutions, will acquire Educations Media Group

synopsis: Keystone Academic Solutions and EMG - Educations Media Group announced that they are merging to form the Keystone Education Group. Both Keystone and EMG are leaders in the global market for higher education marketing and student recruitment, with strong customer bases across the UK, Europe, the US, and the Nordics.
buyer: Keystone Academic Solutions
Keystone is trusted by more than 70 million unique prospective students every year to help them make one of the most important decisions of their lifetimes, namely, which higher ed program to attend. "
target: Educations Media Group
Founded in 2001 and with 20 years of consecutive profitable growth, Educations Media Group (EMG) has pioneered 40 local brands spanning the entire education spectrum and works with over 6000 education providers in 40 different countries across the world.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired Naviance and Intersect

synopsis: PowerSchool, a leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, announced the completion of its acquisition of Hobsons’ Naviance and Intersect. Naviance is a college, career, and life readiness (CCLR) platform for high school students. Intersect is a best-fit recruitment platform for colleges and universities.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC (:$528.60)
PowerSchool's mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential. PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, grading, attendance, analytics, state reporting, talent, finance, and HR. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Naviance and Intersect
Naviance is a college, career, and life readiness (CCLR) platform that helps middle and high school students discover their strengths and find their best-fit path after high school. Intersect is a best-fit recruitment platform offering a comprehensive set of solutions for colleges and universities.
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closed 10/6/2017 via Company Press Release

QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, acquired Hobsons Solutions

synopsis: QS Quacquarelli Symonds has acquired Hobsons Solutions, the international division of Hobsons, Inc. Hobsons Solutions is the leading provider of international enrolment management solutions to universities worldwide. Hobson Solutions helps clients mitigate risk and build sustainable recruitment strategies in an increasingly complex marketplace.
buyer: QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited
QS Quacquarelli Symonds helps prospective students and working professionals make the right educational choices. This is achieved by hosting 350+ global events, as well as offering various products, services and online platforms linking students with the educational institution best suited to them. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Hobsons Solutions
Hobsons Solutions is the global market leader in international student enrolment services and insight. Hobsons Solutions manages one of the world’s largest international student research initiatives, enabling clients to better compete globally and maximise student recruitment and enrolment.
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closed 4/10/2017 via PR Newswire

The Learning House, Inc., acquired Education for Advancement

synopsis: The Learning House, Inc., an academic program manager (APM) for colleges and universities in the United States, has acquired Education for Advancement. EFA provides international students with access to affordable world-class education. They partner with leading universities who provide access to over 200 academic and vocational qualifications.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals. "
target: Education for Advancement
Education for Advancement's vision is to provide international students with access to affordable world-class education. They partner with leading universities who provide access to over 200 academic and vocational qualifications which are either delivered on-campus, online or a combination of both.
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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 2/1/2007 via BNC Analysis

MyRichUncle, acquired Embark

synopsis: Princeton Review quietly spun-out its college enrollment marketing business, Embark. The business was sold for $7 million in cash, with an additional $1.25 million earn-out based on the performance of the business to Embark Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MRU Holdings. MRU Holdings is the parent of student loan provider “My Rich Uncle.”
buyer: MyRichUncle (UNCL:$0.00)
MRU Holdings, Inc. is a specialty finance company that profiles and provides students with funds for higher education using a blend of current market credit practices as well as its own proprietary analytic models and decision tools. The company has a renowned brand name "MyRichUncle(TM)". "
target parent: Princeton Review Inc.
target: Embark
Formerly known as Snap Technologies, Inc., CollegeEdge and Embark.com, Inc.
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$8.25
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closed 12/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Huron Consulting Group Inc., acquired Whiteboard Higher Education

synopsis: Global professional services firm Huron announced it has acquired Whiteboard Higher Education, a leading student enrollment advisory firm that helps colleges and universities with recruitment initiatives and financial aid strategies.
buyer: Huron Consulting Group Inc. (HURN:$855.69)
Huron is a global consultancy that collaborates with clients to drive strategic growth, ignite innovation, and navigate constant change. Through a combination of strategy, expertise, and creativity, Huron helps clients accelerate operational, digital, and cultural transformation. "
target: Whiteboard Higher Education
Whiteboard Higher Education is a leading student enrollment advisory firm that helps colleges and universities with recruitment initiatives and financial aid strategies.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

CollegeDekho, acquired Scholarship Facilitation Services Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: CollegeDekho, a unique universities discovery platform in India, has acquired Scholarship Facilitation Services (SFS), a New Delhi-based college admissions counseling service. SFS helps international high school students receive admission as well as scholarships from US universities.
buyer: CollegeDekho
CollegeDekho is a unique universities discovery platform in India. CollegeDekho connects education seekers with education providers and offers information about colleges, courses, entrance exam details, admission notifications, changes in exam pattern, scholarships and all related topics. "
target: Scholarship Facilitation Services Pvt. Ltd.
Scholarship Facilitation Services (SFS) is a New Delhi-based college admissions counseling service. SFS helps international students realize their dream of a US education. SFS focuses on helping high school students receive admission as well as scholarships from US universities.
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announced 9/15/2017 via GlobeNewswire

RISE Education Cayman Ltd., will acquire The Edge Learning Center

synopsis: RISE Education entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Edge Learning Center. The Edge is a Hong Kong-based consulting firm that provides young students after-class tutoring, test preparation, and admission consulting services. They offer educational services spanning from SAT and IB Test Prep to teacher training.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: RISE Education Cayman Ltd. (REDU:$126.04)
RISE Education is a junior English Language Training provider based in China. They pioneered the application of subject-based learning philosophy in China, which uses language arts and social science to teach English in an immersive way that helps students learn to speak like a native speaker. "
target: The Edge Learning Center
The Edge is a leading Hong Kong-based consulting firm that provides students aged 12 years old or above with after-class tutoring, test preparation, and admission consulting services. They offer a broad range of educational services spanning from SAT and IB Test Prep to teacher training.
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closed 8/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pu-Xin Education, acquired ZMN Education

synopsis: Puxin Education is announcing that it has completed the 100% acquisition of ZMN International Education Consulting Company (ZMN), a leading education consulting company specialized in providing premium services to Chinese students who apply to elite schools in the U.S.
buyer: Pu-Xin Education
Puxin Education is a private education company providing tutorial program for K-12 education, overseas test prep and college admission counselling services in China. It offers comprehensive programs for kindergarten to Grade 12 on many subjects including English, Chinese and all Science subjects. "
target: ZMN Education
ZMN International Education Consulting Company (ZMN) is a leading education consulting company specialized in providing premium services to Chinese students who apply to elite schools in the U.S.
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closed 3/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Crimson Consulting Limited merged with Campus Link,

synopsis: Crimson Consulting, the New Zealand-founded education consultancy that helps students win entry to the world's elite universities, has merged with not-for-profit e-learning platform Campus Link. Campus Link founder Anne Gaze has taken a shareholding in Crimson and will take on the role of CEO of Crimson Consulting's New Zealand operations.
buyer: Campus Link
Campus Link aims to provide low-cost revision courses that all secondary students struggling with particular subjects can afford. Campus Link tutored 7000 students in 2015, covering the New Zealand educational standard NCEA, the International Baccalaureate, and Cambridge syllabuses. "
target: Crimson Consulting Limited
Crimson Consulting, founded by two Auckland teenagers in February 2014, offers consultancy services to those applying for highly competitive slots in university in the United States and England.
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closed 8/21/2014 via Market Wire

Noel-Levitz, Inc. merged with RuffaloCODY,

synopsis: RuffaloCODY announced the acquisition of Noel-Levitz. Noel-Levitz is a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in higher education strategic enrollment planning, student marketing and recruitment, financial aid, student retention, and market research. RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of enrollment management and fundraising services.
buyer: RuffaloCODY
RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of enrollment management and fundraising services and specializes in strategic oversight, outreach, and engagement services and software platforms all designed to foster the organizational/constituent relationship. "
target parent: Quad Partners
target: Noel-Levitz, Inc.
A trusted partner to higher education, Noel-Levitz helps campuses and systems reach and exceed their goals for enrollment, marketing, and student success. During our 30-year history, more than 1,800 campuses have invited Noel-Levitz to collaborate with them.
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closed 12/21/2006 via Company Press Release

IBT Education Ltd, acquired Study Overseas Ltd (UK)

synopsis: IBT Education Limited announced the 100% acquisition of the largest British education consultancy in India, Study Overseas Limited and its associate company Employment Overseas Ltd , for a combined consideration of £3.74 million.
buyer: IBT Education Ltd (ASX:NVT:$750.17)
IBT Education is an industry leader in providing pre-university and university pathway programs for domestic and overseas students, as well as Year 10-12, ELICOS and English preparatory courses, Foundation, Degree, Pre-Masters and Masters programs in a wide range of disciplines. "
target: Study Overseas Ltd (UK)
Study Overseas Ltd (UK) is one of the few education consultancies to offer FREE services to students.
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$7.33
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announced 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire ACE Education

synopsis: Kaplan is to purchase a majority stake in ACE Education, which provides preparatory classes for entry to U.K. universities at centers across China, in addition to post-secondary and professional training at Sino-British College in Shanghai. Kaplan has been a minority owner of the business since April 2007.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: ACE Education
ACE Education was established in 1997. In partnership with the Northern Consortium UK (NCUK), a university consortium of leading British universities, ACE offers international undergraduate and postgraduate programs in major cities across China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Chongqing.
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closed 8/13/2007 via

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Bradford College

synopsis: Kaplan, a leading international provider of higher and professional education, has agreed to acquire Bradford College and Grange Business School, based in Adelaide, Australia. The parties expect to complete the transaction shortly. The price of the transaction was not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Bradford College
Bradford College provides pathway programs for the University of Adelaide, a member of the “Group of 8” schools that make up Australia’s leading institutions of higher education. Grange Business School offers programs in accounting and other business subjects.
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closed 1/9/2015 via PR Newswire

The Advisory Board Company, acquired Royall & Company

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company, a global insight-driven technology, research, and services provider, announced the completion of its acquisition of Royall & Company. Royall & Company is the higher education industry leader in strategic, data-driven student engagement and enrollment management solutions.
buyer: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company is the leading provider of insight-driven technology, research, and services for organizations in transforming industries. The company collaborates with more than 200,000 leaders at 4,500 member organizations to elevate performance and solve their most pressing problems. "
target parent: CHS Capital
target: Royall & Company
Royall & Company is the industry leader in strategic student engagement and enrollment management, financial aid optimization, and alumni fundraising. Royall utilizes a data-driven, analytically-based approach to provide high return-on-investment outcomes for its clients.
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announced 9/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Unigo, LLC, will acquire Cinergy Education

synopsis: Unigo Group, a company that improves students' decision-making and outcomes by providing one of the most personalized and accurate platforms for matching students with schools, financing, rewards and jobs, announced an agreement to acquire the business assets of Cinergy Education, a premier provider of higher-education marketing services.
buyer parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
buyer: 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. "
target: Cinergy Education
A premier provider of higher-education marketing services, Cinergy Education helps colleges, universities and career schools find and enroll qualified students with its rich network of web properties, advisory services, and education-marketing expertise.
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closed 5/8/2013 via PR Web

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired MJD Consultancy Ltd

synopsis: PlattForm has acquired MJD, a United Kingdom-based education marketing company. The purchase allows PlattForm to offer services to MJD’s existing clients and extend its operations to include new institutions of higher education in the UK, as well as Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, and many other countries.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm Advertising has set the standard of excellence in providing marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities, worldwide. Specialties include search engine marketing; interactive lead generation; online marketing; traditional media placement and creative services. "
target: MJD Consultancy Ltd
MJD Consultancy Ltd provides education marketing expertise and advertising services for international and domestic student recruitment to institutions around the world.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wellspring International Education, acquired Quad Learning

synopsis: D.C.–based Quad Learning was acquired by Illinois-based foreign student recruitment firm Wellspring International Education. Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions.
buyer: Wellspring International Education
Wellspring recruits students from 35 countries globally to over 200 colleges, universities, high schools and language schools in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Quad Learning
Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions. Quad Learning drives institutional growth through international recruiting and expands student opportunities at leading universities.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wellspring International Education, acquired Quad Learning

synopsis: D.C.–based Quad Learning was acquired by Illinois-based foreign student recruitment firm Wellspring International Education. Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions.
buyer: Wellspring International Education
Wellspring recruits students from 35 countries globally to over 200 colleges, universities, high schools and language schools in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Quad Learning
Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions. Quad Learning drives institutional growth through international recruiting and expands student opportunities at leading universities.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wellspring International Education, acquired Quad Learning

synopsis: D.C.–based Quad Learning was acquired by Illinois-based foreign student recruitment firm Wellspring International Education. Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions.
buyer: Wellspring International Education
Wellspring recruits students from 35 countries globally to over 200 colleges, universities, high schools and language schools in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Quad Learning
Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions. Quad Learning drives institutional growth through international recruiting and expands student opportunities at leading universities.
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closed 4/13/2022 via BusinessWire

Jenzabar, Inc., acquired Spark451

synopsis: Jenzabar, Inc., a leading technology innovator in higher education serving the new student, announced that it has acquired Spark451, a full-service marketing and technology firm providing enrollment strategies for the higher education market.
buyer: Jenzabar, Inc.
Created out of a passion for education and a vision for technology, Jenzabar offers disruptive, innovative software solutions and services that empower students’ success and help higher education institutions meet the demands of the modern student. "
target: Spark451
Spark451 is a higher education enrollment strategy, technology, and marketing firm that combines creativity with powerful technology to achieve measurable results.
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announced 6/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Keystone Academic Solutions, will acquire Educations Media Group

synopsis: Keystone Academic Solutions and EMG - Educations Media Group announced that they are merging to form the Keystone Education Group. Both Keystone and EMG are leaders in the global market for higher education marketing and student recruitment, with strong customer bases across the UK, Europe, the US, and the Nordics.
buyer: Keystone Academic Solutions
Keystone is trusted by more than 70 million unique prospective students every year to help them make one of the most important decisions of their lifetimes, namely, which higher ed program to attend. "
target: Educations Media Group
Founded in 2001 and with 20 years of consecutive profitable growth, Educations Media Group (EMG) has pioneered 40 local brands spanning the entire education spectrum and works with over 6000 education providers in 40 different countries across the world.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired Naviance and Intersect

synopsis: PowerSchool, a leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, announced the completion of its acquisition of Hobsons’ Naviance and Intersect. Naviance is a college, career, and life readiness (CCLR) platform for high school students. Intersect is a best-fit recruitment platform for colleges and universities.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC (:$528.60)
PowerSchool's mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential. PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, grading, attendance, analytics, state reporting, talent, finance, and HR. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Naviance and Intersect
Naviance is a college, career, and life readiness (CCLR) platform that helps middle and high school students discover their strengths and find their best-fit path after high school. Intersect is a best-fit recruitment platform offering a comprehensive set of solutions for colleges and universities.
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closed 10/6/2017 via Company Press Release

QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, acquired Hobsons Solutions

synopsis: QS Quacquarelli Symonds has acquired Hobsons Solutions, the international division of Hobsons, Inc. Hobsons Solutions is the leading provider of international enrolment management solutions to universities worldwide. Hobson Solutions helps clients mitigate risk and build sustainable recruitment strategies in an increasingly complex marketplace.
buyer: QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited
QS Quacquarelli Symonds helps prospective students and working professionals make the right educational choices. This is achieved by hosting 350+ global events, as well as offering various products, services and online platforms linking students with the educational institution best suited to them. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Hobsons Solutions
Hobsons Solutions is the global market leader in international student enrolment services and insight. Hobsons Solutions manages one of the world’s largest international student research initiatives, enabling clients to better compete globally and maximise student recruitment and enrolment.
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closed 4/10/2017 via PR Newswire

The Learning House, Inc., acquired Education for Advancement

synopsis: The Learning House, Inc., an academic program manager (APM) for colleges and universities in the United States, has acquired Education for Advancement. EFA provides international students with access to affordable world-class education. They partner with leading universities who provide access to over 200 academic and vocational qualifications.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals. "
target: Education for Advancement
Education for Advancement's vision is to provide international students with access to affordable world-class education. They partner with leading universities who provide access to over 200 academic and vocational qualifications which are either delivered on-campus, online or a combination of both.
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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 2/1/2007 via BNC Analysis

MyRichUncle, acquired Embark

synopsis: Princeton Review quietly spun-out its college enrollment marketing business, Embark. The business was sold for $7 million in cash, with an additional $1.25 million earn-out based on the performance of the business to Embark Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MRU Holdings. MRU Holdings is the parent of student loan provider “My Rich Uncle.”
buyer: MyRichUncle (UNCL:$0.00)
MRU Holdings, Inc. is a specialty finance company that profiles and provides students with funds for higher education using a blend of current market credit practices as well as its own proprietary analytic models and decision tools. The company has a renowned brand name "MyRichUncle(TM)". "
target parent: Princeton Review Inc.
target: Embark
Formerly known as Snap Technologies, Inc., CollegeEdge and Embark.com, Inc.
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closed 12/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Huron Consulting Group Inc., acquired Whiteboard Higher Education

synopsis: Global professional services firm Huron announced it has acquired Whiteboard Higher Education, a leading student enrollment advisory firm that helps colleges and universities with recruitment initiatives and financial aid strategies.
buyer: Huron Consulting Group Inc. (HURN:$855.69)
Huron is a global consultancy that collaborates with clients to drive strategic growth, ignite innovation, and navigate constant change. Through a combination of strategy, expertise, and creativity, Huron helps clients accelerate operational, digital, and cultural transformation. "
target: Whiteboard Higher Education
Whiteboard Higher Education is a leading student enrollment advisory firm that helps colleges and universities with recruitment initiatives and financial aid strategies.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

CollegeDekho, acquired Scholarship Facilitation Services Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: CollegeDekho, a unique universities discovery platform in India, has acquired Scholarship Facilitation Services (SFS), a New Delhi-based college admissions counseling service. SFS helps international high school students receive admission as well as scholarships from US universities.
buyer: CollegeDekho
CollegeDekho is a unique universities discovery platform in India. CollegeDekho connects education seekers with education providers and offers information about colleges, courses, entrance exam details, admission notifications, changes in exam pattern, scholarships and all related topics. "
target: Scholarship Facilitation Services Pvt. Ltd.
Scholarship Facilitation Services (SFS) is a New Delhi-based college admissions counseling service. SFS helps international students realize their dream of a US education. SFS focuses on helping high school students receive admission as well as scholarships from US universities.
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announced 9/15/2017 via GlobeNewswire

RISE Education Cayman Ltd., will acquire The Edge Learning Center

synopsis: RISE Education entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Edge Learning Center. The Edge is a Hong Kong-based consulting firm that provides young students after-class tutoring, test preparation, and admission consulting services. They offer educational services spanning from SAT and IB Test Prep to teacher training.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: RISE Education Cayman Ltd. (REDU:$126.04)
RISE Education is a junior English Language Training provider based in China. They pioneered the application of subject-based learning philosophy in China, which uses language arts and social science to teach English in an immersive way that helps students learn to speak like a native speaker. "
target: The Edge Learning Center
The Edge is a leading Hong Kong-based consulting firm that provides students aged 12 years old or above with after-class tutoring, test preparation, and admission consulting services. They offer a broad range of educational services spanning from SAT and IB Test Prep to teacher training.
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closed 8/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pu-Xin Education, acquired ZMN Education

synopsis: Puxin Education is announcing that it has completed the 100% acquisition of ZMN International Education Consulting Company (ZMN), a leading education consulting company specialized in providing premium services to Chinese students who apply to elite schools in the U.S.
buyer: Pu-Xin Education
Puxin Education is a private education company providing tutorial program for K-12 education, overseas test prep and college admission counselling services in China. It offers comprehensive programs for kindergarten to Grade 12 on many subjects including English, Chinese and all Science subjects. "
target: ZMN Education
ZMN International Education Consulting Company (ZMN) is a leading education consulting company specialized in providing premium services to Chinese students who apply to elite schools in the U.S.
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closed 3/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Crimson Consulting Limited merged with Campus Link,

synopsis: Crimson Consulting, the New Zealand-founded education consultancy that helps students win entry to the world's elite universities, has merged with not-for-profit e-learning platform Campus Link. Campus Link founder Anne Gaze has taken a shareholding in Crimson and will take on the role of CEO of Crimson Consulting's New Zealand operations.
buyer: Campus Link
Campus Link aims to provide low-cost revision courses that all secondary students struggling with particular subjects can afford. Campus Link tutored 7000 students in 2015, covering the New Zealand educational standard NCEA, the International Baccalaureate, and Cambridge syllabuses. "
target: Crimson Consulting Limited
Crimson Consulting, founded by two Auckland teenagers in February 2014, offers consultancy services to those applying for highly competitive slots in university in the United States and England.
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closed 8/21/2014 via Market Wire

Noel-Levitz, Inc. merged with RuffaloCODY,

synopsis: RuffaloCODY announced the acquisition of Noel-Levitz. Noel-Levitz is a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in higher education strategic enrollment planning, student marketing and recruitment, financial aid, student retention, and market research. RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of enrollment management and fundraising services.
buyer: RuffaloCODY
RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of enrollment management and fundraising services and specializes in strategic oversight, outreach, and engagement services and software platforms all designed to foster the organizational/constituent relationship. "
target parent: Quad Partners
target: Noel-Levitz, Inc.
A trusted partner to higher education, Noel-Levitz helps campuses and systems reach and exceed their goals for enrollment, marketing, and student success. During our 30-year history, more than 1,800 campuses have invited Noel-Levitz to collaborate with them.
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closed 12/21/2006 via Company Press Release

IBT Education Ltd, acquired Study Overseas Ltd (UK)

synopsis: IBT Education Limited announced the 100% acquisition of the largest British education consultancy in India, Study Overseas Limited and its associate company Employment Overseas Ltd , for a combined consideration of £3.74 million.
buyer: IBT Education Ltd (ASX:NVT:$750.17)
IBT Education is an industry leader in providing pre-university and university pathway programs for domestic and overseas students, as well as Year 10-12, ELICOS and English preparatory courses, Foundation, Degree, Pre-Masters and Masters programs in a wide range of disciplines. "
target: Study Overseas Ltd (UK)
Study Overseas Ltd (UK) is one of the few education consultancies to offer FREE services to students.
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$7.33
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announced 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire ACE Education

synopsis: Kaplan is to purchase a majority stake in ACE Education, which provides preparatory classes for entry to U.K. universities at centers across China, in addition to post-secondary and professional training at Sino-British College in Shanghai. Kaplan has been a minority owner of the business since April 2007.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: ACE Education
ACE Education was established in 1997. In partnership with the Northern Consortium UK (NCUK), a university consortium of leading British universities, ACE offers international undergraduate and postgraduate programs in major cities across China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Chongqing.
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closed 8/13/2007 via

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Bradford College

synopsis: Kaplan, a leading international provider of higher and professional education, has agreed to acquire Bradford College and Grange Business School, based in Adelaide, Australia. The parties expect to complete the transaction shortly. The price of the transaction was not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Bradford College
Bradford College provides pathway programs for the University of Adelaide, a member of the “Group of 8” schools that make up Australia’s leading institutions of higher education. Grange Business School offers programs in accounting and other business subjects.
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closed 1/9/2015 via PR Newswire

The Advisory Board Company, acquired Royall & Company

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company, a global insight-driven technology, research, and services provider, announced the completion of its acquisition of Royall & Company. Royall & Company is the higher education industry leader in strategic, data-driven student engagement and enrollment management solutions.
buyer: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company is the leading provider of insight-driven technology, research, and services for organizations in transforming industries. The company collaborates with more than 200,000 leaders at 4,500 member organizations to elevate performance and solve their most pressing problems. "
target parent: CHS Capital
target: Royall & Company
Royall & Company is the industry leader in strategic student engagement and enrollment management, financial aid optimization, and alumni fundraising. Royall utilizes a data-driven, analytically-based approach to provide high return-on-investment outcomes for its clients.
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announced 9/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Unigo, LLC, will acquire Cinergy Education

synopsis: Unigo Group, a company that improves students' decision-making and outcomes by providing one of the most personalized and accurate platforms for matching students with schools, financing, rewards and jobs, announced an agreement to acquire the business assets of Cinergy Education, a premier provider of higher-education marketing services.
buyer parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
buyer: 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. "
target: Cinergy Education
A premier provider of higher-education marketing services, Cinergy Education helps colleges, universities and career schools find and enroll qualified students with its rich network of web properties, advisory services, and education-marketing expertise.
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closed 5/8/2013 via PR Web

PlattForm Holdings, Inc., acquired MJD Consultancy Ltd

synopsis: PlattForm has acquired MJD, a United Kingdom-based education marketing company. The purchase allows PlattForm to offer services to MJD’s existing clients and extend its operations to include new institutions of higher education in the UK, as well as Australia, Canada, China, Denmark, France, and many other countries.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm Advertising has set the standard of excellence in providing marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities, worldwide. Specialties include search engine marketing; interactive lead generation; online marketing; traditional media placement and creative services. "
target: MJD Consultancy Ltd
MJD Consultancy Ltd provides education marketing expertise and advertising services for international and domestic student recruitment to institutions around the world.
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