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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prodege, LLC, acquired UPromise, Inc.

synopsis: Prodege, a leading online consumer-rewards platform, announced that it has acquired Upromise, Inc., a leading college education-savings rewards business, from SLM Corporation (Sallie Mae). Upromise, Inc. is a leading college education-savings rewards business. Upromise® helps families save for college. 
buyer: Prodege, LLC
Prodege is an internet and media company that is dedicated to "creating rewarding moments" for its members by rewarding them with more than $1.7 billion in cash rewards and free gift cards since inception. "
target parent: Sallie Mae, Inc.
target: UPromise, Inc.
Upromise, Inc. is a leading college education-savings rewards business. Upromise® helps families save for college. With access to expert advice, simple savings tools, and unique savings offers, Upromise can help members accelerate college savings every day.
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cancelled 12/12/2007 via Company Press Release

A Consortium of 4 buyers cancelled an acquisition of Sallie Mae, Inc.

synopsis: An investor group led by J.C. Flowers & Co and SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, has terminated their merger agreement.
buyer: Friedman Fleischer & Lowe, LLC
buyer: Bank of America Corporation (BAC:$74,208.00)
buyer: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. (JPM:$128,646.00)
buyer: J.C. Flowers & Co. LLC
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $1.2 trillion and operations in more than 50 countries. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services, financial transaction processing, asset and wealth management, and private equity. "
target: Sallie Mae, Inc. (SLM:$1,594.31)
SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, is the nation's leading provider of education funding, managing more than $130 billion in student loans and serving 10 million borrowers.
price ($mm)
$25,570
rev ($mm)
$8,751
EBITDA ($mm)
$2,064
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
12.4x
closed 8/23/2006 via PR Newswire

Sallie Mae Student Information Systems, acquired UPromise, Inc.

synopsis: SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae and the nation's leading paying-for-college company, has completed the purchase of Upromise, Inc. and its family of companies. Upromise will become a subsidiary of SLM Corporation and will retain its brand and business focus.
buyer: Sallie Mae Student Information Systems (SLM:$1,594.31)
SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, is the nation's leading provider of education funding, managing more than $130 billion in student loans and serving 10 million borrowers. "
target: UPromise, Inc.
Launched in April 2001, Upromise was created to help families save for college. By joining forces with some of America's leading companies, Upromise allows families to get back a percentage of their everyday spending into their Upromise accounts.
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$9
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announced 11/9/2005 via PR Newswire

Nelnet, will acquire Firstmark Services, LLC

synopsis: Nelnet, Inc. announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the remaining fifty percent ownership of 5280 Solutions, Inc. and Firstmark Services, LLC. Nelnet's initial fifty percent ownership positions date to the formation of both organizations.
buyer: Nelnet (NNI:$824.49)
Nelnet is one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S. and is focused on providing quality student loan products and services to students and schools nationwide. "
target: Firstmark Services, LLC
Firstmark Services specializes in servicing private loans. We commit ourselves to providing unquestionable service to our customers. We create an environment in which employees can succeed and are treated with dignity and respect. Integrity and communication are fundamental to our success.
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announced 8/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Time Inc., will acquire QSP, Inc.

synopsis: Time Inc. and The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Time Inc. to acquire QSP, Inc., RDA's school and youth groups fundraising company. The purchase price will be $110 million cash.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME:$2,884.00)
Time Inc. is one of the largest content companies in the world. With a portfolio of 22 U.S. magazines and 26 U.S. Web sites, including some of the world's most popular, powerful and trusted brands, it is the largest magazine publisher in the U.S., and a leading publisher in the U.K. and Mexico. "
target parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
target: QSP, Inc.
Since 1964, QSP has helped students raise over 3 billion dollars in profits for enrichment programs and worthwhile projects that are vital to a meaningful, well-rounded education. With QSP programs, students apply practical lessons in goal setting, planning, organization and teamwork.
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$110
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closed 2/16/2006 via PR Newswire

Goal Financial, LLC, acquired EStudentLoan.com

synopsis: Goal Financial, one of the nation's largest student loan companies, announced that it has purchased eStudentLoan.com from Alloy, Inc. EStudentLoan.com is a Web based interactive student loan marketplace.
buyer: Goal Financial, LLC
Goal Financial is the 9th largest holder of federal student loans, managing a $6.3 billion loan portfolio for 165,000 borrowers. Goal Financial offers student loan borrowers products such as Stafford Loans, Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students, private student loans. "
target parent: Alloy Media + Marketing
target: EStudentLoan.com
EStudentLoan.com is a Web based interactive student loan marketplace. Using its proprietary "LoanFinder" engine, visitors to eStudentLoan.com can receive information about student loans and easily compare trusted, brand-name loan products side-by-side that reflect their individual borrowing needs.
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

iTHAKA, acquired Reveal Digital

synopsis: ITHAKA is pleased to share the news that it has acquired Reveal Digital. Reveal Digital is a small innovative company that uses a unique library crowd-funded model to support the development of open digital collections.
buyer: iTHAKA
ITHAKA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the academic community take full advantage of rapidly advancing information and networking technologies. "
target: Reveal Digital
Reveal Digital is a small innovative company that uses a unique library crowd-funded model to support the development of open digital collections.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prodege, LLC, acquired UPromise, Inc.

synopsis: Prodege, a leading online consumer-rewards platform, announced that it has acquired Upromise, Inc., a leading college education-savings rewards business, from SLM Corporation (Sallie Mae). Upromise, Inc. is a leading college education-savings rewards business. Upromise® helps families save for college. 
buyer: Prodege, LLC
Prodege is an internet and media company that is dedicated to "creating rewarding moments" for its members by rewarding them with more than $1.7 billion in cash rewards and free gift cards since inception. "
target parent: Sallie Mae, Inc.
target: UPromise, Inc.
Upromise, Inc. is a leading college education-savings rewards business. Upromise® helps families save for college. With access to expert advice, simple savings tools, and unique savings offers, Upromise can help members accelerate college savings every day.
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closed 8/23/2006 via PR Newswire

Sallie Mae Student Information Systems, acquired UPromise, Inc.

synopsis: SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae and the nation's leading paying-for-college company, has completed the purchase of Upromise, Inc. and its family of companies. Upromise will become a subsidiary of SLM Corporation and will retain its brand and business focus.
buyer: Sallie Mae Student Information Systems (SLM:$1,594.31)
SLM Corporation, commonly known as Sallie Mae, is the nation's leading provider of education funding, managing more than $130 billion in student loans and serving 10 million borrowers. "
target: UPromise, Inc.
Launched in April 2001, Upromise was created to help families save for college. By joining forces with some of America's leading companies, Upromise allows families to get back a percentage of their everyday spending into their Upromise accounts.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$9
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Prodege, LLC, acquired UPromise, Inc.

synopsis: Prodege, a leading online consumer-rewards platform, announced that it has acquired Upromise, Inc., a leading college education-savings rewards business, from SLM Corporation (Sallie Mae). Upromise, Inc. is a leading college education-savings rewards business. Upromise® helps families save for college. 
buyer: Prodege, LLC
Prodege is an internet and media company that is dedicated to "creating rewarding moments" for its members by rewarding them with more than $1.7 billion in cash rewards and free gift cards since inception. "
target parent: Sallie Mae, Inc.
target: UPromise, Inc.
Upromise, Inc. is a leading college education-savings rewards business. Upromise® helps families save for college. With access to expert advice, simple savings tools, and unique savings offers, Upromise can help members accelerate college savings every day.
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closed 5/9/2019 via PR Web

Prodege, LLC, acquired InboxDollars.com

synopsis: Prodege, LLC, an internet and media company that rewards its members with cash and free gift cards, announced that it has acquired leading rewards company CotterWeb Enterprises, Inc., which operates the rewards sites InboxDollars.com and SendEarnings.com, DailyRewards.com and InboxPounds.co.uk.
buyer: Prodege, LLC
Prodege is an internet and media company that rewards its members with cash and free gift cards. Prodege is comprised of four consumer brands; Swagbucks, MyPoints, ShopAtHome, and InboxDollars, which deliver engaging content and valuable rewards to more than 100 million members worldwide. "
target: InboxDollars.com
InboxDollars is an online rewards club that pays members cash for their online and mobile activities. Along with SendEarnings.com, InboxPounds.co.uk and DailyRewards.com, InboxDollars connects consumers and advertisers in a way that benefits both.
price ($mm)
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$25
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closed 8/10/2017 via Market Wire

Prodege, LLC, acquired ShopAtHome.com

synopsis: Prodege, LLC, a leading Internet and media company that operates multiple consumer engagement brands, has acquired ShopAtHome.com, the web's largest provider of online coupons, Cash Back rewards and printable grocery and restaurant coupons. ShopAtHome.com aims to provide the most savings to consumers no matter where they shop.
buyer: Prodege, LLC
Prodege, LLC is a leading Internet and media company that operates multiple consumer engagement brands, including Swagbucks, MyPoints.com, and MyGiftCardsPlus.com. The company also operates ProdegeMR, which continues to innovate and lead the industry in online sampling and market research. "
target: ShopAtHome.com
ShopAtHome.com is the web's largest provider of online coupons, Cash Back rewards and printable grocery and restaurant coupons. As a true coupon powerhouse, ShopAtHome aims to provide the most savings to consumers whether they're shopping at the grocery store or at their favorite online retailer.
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closed 4/19/2016 via BusinessWire

Prodege, LLC, acquired MyPoints.com, Inc.

synopsis: United Online, Inc., a leading provider of consumer services and products over the Internet, announced that it has completed the sale of all of the stock of its wholly-owned subsidiary, MyPoints.com, Inc., the Company’s loyalty marketing service, to Prodege, LLC, a leading Internet and media company.
buyer: Prodege, LLC
Prodege LLC is the world's leading people powered influence network. Through its portfolio of properties including Swagbucks.com, Froobi.com and Entertainmentcrave.com, Prodege offers full vertical consumer influence solutions to brands and partners. "
target parent: United Online, Inc.
target: MyPoints.com, Inc.
MyPoints.com is a leading provider of online shopping rewards. They integrate targeted email and web-based direct marketing offers with online loyalty programs to create valuable benefits for both their consumer members and their business partners.
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$13
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closed 7/31/2014 via Market Wire

Swagbucks, acquired SodaHead

synopsis: Prodege, LLC, parent of rewards community Swagbucks (www.swagbucks.com), announces its acquisition of SodaHead (www.sodahead.com), a leading digital consumer polling company. SodaHead's consumer website and mobile apps average over 3 million monthly unique visitors.
buyer parent: Prodege, LLC
buyer: Swagbucks
Swagbucks.com is the Web's premier rewards and loyalty destination. Swagbucks.com allows web and mobile members to earn virtual currency for doing what they already do online every day- watching videos, searching the web, playing games, participating in market research and shopping online. "
target: SodaHead
SodaHead is a leading digital consumer polling company. SodaHead's consumer website and mobile apps average over 3 million monthly unique visitors. They include entertainment, politics and popular web content with real-time polls for hot-button issues around the latest breaking and trending news.
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Sallie Mae, Inc.
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$1,594.31
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
$782.26
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rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
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