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closed 11/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ramsey Solutions (Finance), acquired Apay

synopsis: Ramsey Solutions, a provider of biblically based, commonsense education, has acquired Apay, a mobile app for managing student loans. Apay helps users to understand, track, and save as they're paying off their student loans. The app allows users to view and manage all of their loans in one place, and provides them with important loan information.
buyer: Ramsey Solutions (Finance)
Ramsey Solutions is a provider of biblically based, commonsense education. Ramsey helps people with their personal finance problems through their books, radio shows, digital courses and events. Their solutions allow people to discover how to take control of their money and get rid of their debt. "
target: Apay
Apay is a mobile app for managing student loans. Apay helps users to understand, track, and save as they're paying off their student loans. The app allows users to view and manage all of their loans in one place, and provides them with important loan information.
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Campus Management Corp., acquired Education Partners

synopsis: Campus Management Corp. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Education Partners. The Education Partners software platform has helped over 750,000 students and processed over $3 Billion in financial aid to date. Their software solutions keep students engaged and on track throughout the Verification and FinAid process.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Management Corp.
Campus Management is a leading provider of cloud-based SIS, CRM and ERP solutions and services that transform higher education institutions. More than 1,100 institutions in over 30 countries partner with Campus Management to transform academic delivery, student success, and operational efficiency. "
target: Education Partners
The Education Partners software platform has helped over 750,000 students and processed over $3 Billion in financial aid to date. Their software solutions keep students engaged and on track throughout the Verification and FinAid process.
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

CommonBond, acquired Gradible

synopsis: CommonBond, a leading online lender that uses data and technology to lower the cost of student loans, acquired Gradible, a free student loan evaluation tool that helps graduates determine if they're eligible to pay less monthly, in total, or for forgiveness.
buyer: CommonBond
CommonBond is shaking up the lending industry with lower rates, exceptional customer service, and a focus on community over commodity. They offer innovative, flexible student and personal loans with incomparable savings, service, simplicity, and social impact. "
target: Gradible
Gradible is a free student loan evaluation tool that helps graduates determine if they're eligible to pay less monthly, in total, or for forgiveness.
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closed 10/21/2015 via PR Web

Entech Consulting, LLC, acquired All1Team, Inc.

synopsis: Entech, the world’s leading provider of Continuous Engagement solutions, announced that it has acquired All1Team, the San Dimas California maker of the AppWorks Platform, a prominent consumer and student loan origination solution with extensive features for student lending and refinancing.
buyer: Entech Consulting, LLC
Entech Consulting is a global provider of software, integration and resource management solutions. In 2014 they were recognized on the annual Inc. 500|5000 list as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. "
target: All1Team, Inc.
All1Team is the maker of the AppWorks Platform, a consumer and student loan origination solution. They have expertise in developing and managing web based business applications in the consumer finance and student loan financial service industries.
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closed 5/27/2021 via PR Newswire

Vemo Education, acquired Edmit

synopsis: Vemo Education, whose unique pay-for-success programs have helped align college costs with job outcomes at more than 70 institutions across the country, has acquired Edmit, a provider of college planning tools that have been used by more than 1.5 million families to make informed financial decisions about higher education.
buyer: Vemo Education
Vemo Education transforms the way schools attract students and measure outcomes. From reimagined financial aid packaging to data-driven enrollment management, Vemo partners with schools to advance clear strategic objectives: higher yield, improved retention, and accelerated completion. "
target: Edmit
Edmit helps families make smarter college financial decisions so that they're better off after college. Edmit's software provides families with personalized reports on how to afford college, including cost estimates, and financial fit scores based on projected ability to repay student debt.
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closed 9/16/2021 via PR Newswire

Earnest, acquired Going Merry

synopsis: Earnest, a fintech company dedicated to making higher education accessible and affordable for everyone, has acquired Going Merry, a one-stop financial aid platform where students match to and apply for scholarships, institutional aid, and government grants through a single free application.
buyer parent: Navient Corporation
buyer: Earnest
Earnest is a fintech lender focused on education finance. Founded in 2013, Earnest's lending products empower anyone seeking higher education to reduce the total price tag of their education, supercharge their ability to pay down student debt, and get on the right financial track fast. "
target: Going Merry
Going Merry is a financial aid platform used by students in 50% of US high schools. It gives students one place from which to apply to government grants, private scholarships and institutional aid. Founded in 2017, it has helped students receive close to $100 million in additional financial aid.
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Raise.me

synopsis: CampusLogic, the category leader in student financial success, has acquired RaiseMe, a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low-income and first-generation students. RaiseMe empowers every student to build their path to and through college by delivering a student-centric platform for college discovery.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic helps schools change lives by delivering the first—and only—Student Financial Success platform that incorporates complete scholarship management, net price calculators, personalized digital communications, simplified financial aid verification, multilingual virtual advising, and more. "
target: Raise.me
RaiseMe empowers every student to build their path to and through college by delivering a student-centric platform for college discovery and scholarship attainment. Students receive the motivation and guidance to be successful in their pursuit of a college degree.
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closed 4/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Oracle Corporation, acquired Vocado

synopsis: Oracle, a provider of SaaS application suites for ERP, SCM and CX, has completed the acquisition of Vocado, which provides a leading student-centric, cloud-based financial aid solution for higher education institutions. The solution helps students identify eligibility and obtain financing so they can achieve their academic goals.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,766.00)
Oracle is a computer technology corporation developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products. By eliminating complexity and simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers to accelerate innovation and create added value for their customers. "
target: Vocado
Vocado provides a leading student-centric, cloud-based financial aid solution for higher education institutions. The solution helps students identify eligibility and obtain financing. Vocado integrates its financial aid solution with both cloud and on-premise Student Information Systems.
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closed 11/29/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Aquila Software, acquired FAME, Inc.

synopsis: Constellation Software Inc. announced its wholly-owned division Vela Operating Group and its subsidiary Aquila Software has acquired FAME, Inc. FAME, Inc. offers Financial Aid Solutions and Student Information Systems to Higher Education clients. They develop software solutions that include windows and web based student information systems.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Aquila Software
Aquila has focused on providing great solutions to Housing & Real Estate, Finance & Banking, and Travel throughout North America and Europe. Aquila’s businesses focus on long term relationships where their solutions evolve with their client’s business needs. "
target: FAME, Inc.
FAME, Inc. offers Financial Aid Solutions and Student Information Systems to Higher Education clients. They develop software solutions that include windows and web based student information systems and ensure compliance, shorten processing time and reduce costs.
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closed 3/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackbaud, Inc., acquired AcademicWorks, Inc.

synopsis: Blackbaud, Inc., the world's leading cloud software company powering social good, announced the acquisition of AcademicWorks, Inc., the market leader in scholarship management for higher education and K-12 institutions, foundations and grant-making institutions.
buyer: Blackbaud, Inc. (BLKB:$807.42)
Blackbaud is a leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, education institutions and more—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise and data intelligence. "
target: AcademicWorks, Inc.
AcademicWorks provides a comprehensive scholarship management solution. It is a cloud platform that enables students to apply for all awards, while offering schools and awarding institutions a common platform for improved awarding, reporting, compliance, communication & stewardship of those awards.
price ($mm)
$50
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closed 9/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired TADS

synopsis: Genstar Capital has acquired TADS and will be merging it with Diamond Mind to create Education Brands. TADS is the private school industry’s only provider of single-sign on, integrated web-based tuition management, enrollment, financial aid and admissions with fully supported services.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity firm that invests in leading middle-market companies. For over 20 years, they have utilized their deep industry knowledge and extensive executive networks to create value at their companies. "
target: TADS
TADS is the private school industry’s only provider of single-sign on, integrated web-based tuition management, enrollment, financial aid and admissions with fully supported services. TADS provides cutting-edge technology to over 1,500 private and faith-based K-12 schools nationwide.
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closed 9/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Diamond Mind merged with TADS,

synopsis: Serent Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, announced that it has sold Diamond Mind, the leader in campus-wide payment solutions for independent schools, to Education Brands, a leading software provider to the education industry and a portfolio company of Genstar Capital.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: TADS
TADS is the private school industry’s only provider of single-sign on, integrated web-based tuition management, enrollment, financial aid and admissions with fully supported services. TADS provides cutting-edge technology to over 1,500 private and faith-based K-12 schools nationwide. "
target parent: Serent Capital
target: Diamond Mind
Diamond Mind is the nation’s leading provider of payment solutions for independent K-12 schools serving 850+ schools for over a decade. Diamond Mind offers credit and debit card processing, eChecks, purchase cards and payment software.
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closed 10/22/2012 via BNC Analysis

First Marblehead, acquired Cology, Inc.

synopsis: The First Marblehead Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of certain assets and liabilities of Cology, Inc. Cology is a provider of processing, disbursement and life-of-loan servicing to over 250 credit unions and lending institutions nationally.
buyer: First Marblehead (FMD:$50.38)
First Marblehead helps meet the need for education financing by offering national and regional financial institutions and educational institutions the Monogram(SM) platform, an integrated suite of design, implementation and credit risk management services. "
target: Cology, Inc.
Cology Inc. delivers comprehensive technology support, integrated student loan origination and disbursement services, dynamic brand management, specialized product and business development support, and strategic process improvement consulting for providers in the education finance industry.
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closed 11/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ramsey Solutions (Finance), acquired Apay

synopsis: Ramsey Solutions, a provider of biblically based, commonsense education, has acquired Apay, a mobile app for managing student loans. Apay helps users to understand, track, and save as they're paying off their student loans. The app allows users to view and manage all of their loans in one place, and provides them with important loan information.
buyer: Ramsey Solutions (Finance)
Ramsey Solutions is a provider of biblically based, commonsense education. Ramsey helps people with their personal finance problems through their books, radio shows, digital courses and events. Their solutions allow people to discover how to take control of their money and get rid of their debt. "
target: Apay
Apay is a mobile app for managing student loans. Apay helps users to understand, track, and save as they're paying off their student loans. The app allows users to view and manage all of their loans in one place, and provides them with important loan information.
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closed 11/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ramsey Solutions (Finance), acquired Apay

synopsis: Ramsey Solutions, a provider of biblically based, commonsense education, has acquired Apay, a mobile app for managing student loans. Apay helps users to understand, track, and save as they're paying off their student loans. The app allows users to view and manage all of their loans in one place, and provides them with important loan information.
buyer: Ramsey Solutions (Finance)
Ramsey Solutions is a provider of biblically based, commonsense education. Ramsey helps people with their personal finance problems through their books, radio shows, digital courses and events. Their solutions allow people to discover how to take control of their money and get rid of their debt. "
target: Apay
Apay is a mobile app for managing student loans. Apay helps users to understand, track, and save as they're paying off their student loans. The app allows users to view and manage all of their loans in one place, and provides them with important loan information.
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closed 4/9/2021 via finextra.com

Finder, acquired GoBear

synopsis: Finder, a leading comparison site in Australia, has acquired GoBear, a complete and easy-to-use financial services comparison site in Singapore. GoBear features over 100 products from dozens of providers. Their platform allows users to easily search and compare all types of insurance, credit cards, and loans.
buyer: Finder
Finder is a leading comparison site in Australia. Finder helps people around the world make to better financial decisions and improve their lives. Their platform allows users to compare credit cards, savings accounts, loans, online shopping discount and codes, insurance, utilities, travel and more. "
target: GoBear
GoBear is a complete and easy-to-use financial services comparison site in Singapore. GoBear features over 100 products from dozens of providers. Their platform allows users to easily search and compare all types of insurance, credit cards, and loans.
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closed 12/3/2020 via BusinessWire

Intuit, Inc., acquired Credit Karma

synopsis: Intuit, proud maker of TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint, announced that it has acquired Credit Karma, a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress.
buyer: Intuit, Inc. (INTU:$7,837.00)
Intuit Inc. creates business and financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship products and services include QuickBooks®, which make it easier to manage small businesses and tax preparation and filing. "
target: Credit Karma
Credit Karma is a personal finance company that's focused on helping everyone make financial progress. Whether they're interested in getting a better deal on a loan, looking for ways to save, or simply monitoring their credit, they offer a range of tools and personalized recommendations.
price ($mm)
$7,100
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$1,000
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7.1x
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closed 6/19/2019 via BNC Analysis

SureStart, acquired CompareGuru

synopsis: Online insurance distribution company SureStart announced that it had acquired CompareGuru, an independent insurance comparison platform, from SA investment company Silvertree Internet Holdings. CompareGuru provides free, unbiased side-by-side quotes on short-term and long-term insurance products.
buyer: SureStart
SureStart Online Financial Services is the activator and Implementer of the Briisk Innovation in Africa, Europe, Middle East, Turkey and India. SureStart enables anyone to buy or sell digital financial services, instantly and seamlessly, by using the cloud-based Briisk Instant Transaction Platform. "
target parent: Silvertree Capital
target: CompareGuru
CompareGuru is an independent insurance comparison platform from South African investment company Silvertree Internet Holdings. CompareGuru provides free, unbiased side-by-side quotes on short-term and long-term insurance products.
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closed 6/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired MyBankTracker

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc. has acquired MyBankTracker.com (MBT), a personal finance website that helps consumers make smarter banking and money decisions. MBT provides in-depth information for over 5,000 banks and credit unions, as well as comparison tools and recommendations to help consumers find bank accounts, savings products and loans.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. delivers online marketplace solutions to match searchers with brands in digital media. QuinStreet serves clients in large, information-intensive industry verticals where relevant, targeted media and offerings help visitors make informed choices and find products and services. "
target: MyBankTracker
MyBankTracker.com (MBT) is an independent comparison website helping users make smart banking and financial decisions. Using both technology and money management expertise, MBT provides personal finance comparison tools and educates consumers to optimize their relationships with banks and lenders.
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announced 2/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Bauer Media Group, will acquire Credimarket

synopsis: Bauer Media Group has entered into a sale and purchase agreement to acquire the main player in the Spanish online comparison market for financial products, CrediMarket. This acquisition will mark the Group’s entry into the Spanish OCP (Online Comparison Platform) market.
buyer parent: Bauer Media Group
buyer: Bauer Media Group
Bauer Media Group is a European-based media company that manages a portfolio of more than 600 magazines, over 400 digital products and 50 radio and TV stations around the world. "
target: Credimarket
CrediMarket is the main player in the Spanish market for online comparison of financial products, and operates through the CrediMarket.com platform.
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announced 10/31/2018 via BNC Analysis

De Persgroep NV, will acquire Independer.nl

synopsis: De Persgroep Nederland has agreed to acquire price comparison company Independer from Achmea. Independer.nl is an independent comparison site and adviser in the field of financial services and healthcare in the Netherlands.
buyer: De Persgroep NV
De Persgroep is a media and publishing company. De Persgroep is an active publisher of newspapers, magazines and new media, and the group also operates television and radio stations. "
target parent: Achmea B.V.
target: Independer.nl
Independer.nl is an independent comparison site and adviser in the field of financial services and healthcare in the Netherlands.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BNC Analysis

Thinkseg, acquired Bidu Corretora de Seguros e Servicos de internet, Ltda.

synopsis: Thinkseg, a Brazilian company that uses technology to sell insurance products - known as "insurtech" - has acquired the entire operation of Bidu. Bidu is an online recommendation, comparison and marketplace portal for insurance and financial services based in Brazil.
buyer: Thinkseg
Thinkseg is a Brazilian insurance startup (insurtech) that connects insurers, brokers and customers. It operates independently, with transparency and agility. "
target: Bidu Corretora de Seguros e Servicos de internet, Ltda.
Bidu is an online recommendation, comparison and marketplace portal for insurance and financial services based in Brazil. They've helped millions of consumers compare the prices of insurance, in addition to a variety of financial products, such as credit cards, financing options and loans.
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announced 5/23/2018 via Company Press Release

EQT, will acquire Facile.it S.p.A.

synopsis: The EQT VIII fund (“EQT” or “EQT VIII”) has entered into an agreement to acquire Facile.it (“Facile” or “the company”) from Oakley Capital and other minority owners. Founded in 2008, Facile is Italy’s leading online destination for consumers to compare prices for motor insurance, energy, telecoms and personal finance products.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$687.20)
EQT is a leading investment firm with approximately EUR 50 billion in raised capital across 27 funds. EQT funds have portfolio companies in Europe, Asia and the US with total sales of more than EUR 19 billion and approximately 110,000 employees. "
target parent: Oakley Capital Limited
target: Facile.it S.p.A.
Facile.it is Italy's largest car insurance broker and price comparison website. Founded in 2008, Facile has built a leading market position in the fast growing Italian online price comparison market.
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announced 2/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Eli Global, LLC, will acquire finanzen.de

synopsis: Eli Global LLC, a federation of independent portfolios, announced that an affiliate has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire finanzen.de AG and its subsidiaries from Blackfin Capital Partners. Based in Germany, finanzen.de is the leading European online marketplace for retail customer leads in the finance and insurance sectors.
buyer: Eli Global, LLC
Eli is a federation of independent portfolios. Eli’s portfolios operate in over 15 industries across the world, including healthcare, technology, insurance and financial services. Eli acquires for the long term, and continues to invest globally in stable and growing companies and their teams. "
target parent: BlackFin Capital Partners
target: finanzen.de
Germany-based finanzen.de is the No.1 European B2B digital marketplace for insurance and finance customers. Its sophisticated technology-enabled marketplace procures about one million online generated leads per year to more than 6,000 insurance experts and financial consultants.
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closed 8/14/2017 via BusinessWire

XLMedia plc, acquired Money Under 30

synopsis: XLMedia (AIM:XLM), a leading provider of digital performance marketing, announced the acquisition of www.Moneyunder30.com (“MU30”), a US focused price comparison website for financial services, for a total consideration of US$7 million. The acquisition will be immediately earnings enhancing from completion.
buyer: XLMedia plc (AIM:XLM:$59.34)
XLMedia, based in the United Kingdom, is a leading provider of digital performance marketing. The Group uses proprietary tools and methodologies to generate high value traffic for their customers, in return for a revenue share, fixed fees or a hybrid of both. "
target: Money Under 30
Money Under 30 is a platform dedicated to helping young people meet their financial goals. Whether talking about investing, savings, or salary negotiations, Money Under 30 aims to provide advice for young people facing a difficult economic climate and a rapidly changing financial landscape.
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closed 6/20/2017 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., acquired MagnifyMoney

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc. announced that its subsidiary, LendingTree, LLC has acquired the company that operates MagnifyMoney.com, a leading consumer-facing media property that offers unbiased editorial content, expert commentary, tools and resources to help consumers compare financial products and make informed financial decisions.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates the nation's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. "
target: MagnifyMoney
MagnifyMoney.com is a leading consumer-facing media property that offers unbiased editorial content, expert commentary, tools and resources to help consumers compare financial products and make informed financial decisions.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Compare Africa, acquired TopCheck UG

synopsis: Nigerian financial services comparison platform TopCheck has been acquired by South Africa’s Silvertree Internet Holdings. Launched in December 2014, the TopCheck platform allows users to compare prices of financial products such as various types of insurance, and loans. TopCheck will join Silvertree’s subsidiary Compare Africa Group (CAG).
buyer parent: Silvertree Capital
buyer: Compare Africa
The Compare Africa Group is Africa’s leading online service and product comparison platform, providing consumers with an easy-to-use interface in order to find the most affordable deals, saving time and money. They offer an easy-to-use platform to save money on banking, insurance, and broadband. "
target: TopCheck UG
TopCheck.com.ng is Nigeria's most trusted platform for comparing financial services like insurance, credit cards or loans in Nigeria! They exist because of all the bureaucracies and lack of transparency that create a painful experience when dealing with insurance companies or banks.
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announced 6/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Bankrate, Inc., will acquire NextAdvisor, Inc.

synopsis: Bankrate, Inc. announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire the business of NextAdvisor, Inc. The company is a leading online source of independent and in-depth research and reviews of credit cards, personal finance and internet services.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Bankrate, Inc. (RATE:$459.34)
Bankrate is a leading online publisher, aggregator, and distributor of personal finance content. Bankrate aggregates large scale audiences of in-market consumers by providing them with proprietary, fully researched, comprehensive, independent and objective personal finance. "
target: NextAdvisor, Inc.
NextAdvisor provides independent reviews of online services for consumers and small businesses. The company's mission is to help its visitors save money and make optimal buying decisions by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers.
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closed 12/19/2014 via BusinessWire

News Corporation, acquired BigDecisions.com

synopsis: News Corp, a global, diversified media and information services company, announced today that it has acquired BigDecisions.com, a company that aims to help Indian consumers make smarter financial decisions through interactive, decision-making tools powered by sophisticated algorithms and data.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$9,358.00)
News Corporation is a diversified media and information services company with operations in several industry segments: news and information services, digital real estate services, book publishing, digital education, and sports programming and pay-TV distribution. "
target: BigDecisions.com
BigDecisions.com provides a platform to deliver unbiased information and analysis to consumers in India on topics ranging from life and health insurance and retirement planning to providing for a child’s education or buying and renting real estate.
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announced 9/9/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

Schibsted Media Group, will acquire Compricer.se

synopsis: Schibsted Media Group has agreed to acquire the personal finance market place Compricer.se, the largest comparison service for personal finance. They help thousands of consumers to save money by comparing and switching suppliers in insurance, electricity, loans and telephony every day. Service is completely free for consumers.
buyer: Schibsted Media Group (OB:SCHA:$1,597.59)
Schibsted is a leading media group in the Nordic region. The activities comprise newspapers and publishing, TV and film production, film rights, TV channels, Internet and mobile services. "
target parent: Verdane Capital
target: Compricer.se
Compricer is the largest comparison service for personal finance. They help thousands of consumers to save money by comparing and switching suppliers in insurance, electricity, loans and telephony every day. service is completely free for consumers and they also help by phone.
price ($mm)
$21
rev ($mm)
$11
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closed 6/1/2012 via BNC Analysis

Moneysupermarket.com Ltd, acquired MoneySavingExpert.com

synopsis: MoneySupermarket.com Group plc has conditionally agreed to acquire MoneySavingExpert.com for consideration of up to £87 million. MoneySavingExpert operates one of the UK's leading personal finance and personal finance journalism websites which was established in 2003 by personal finance journalist Martin Lewis.
buyer: Moneysupermarket.com Ltd (LSE:MONY:$463.76)
Moneysupermarket.com Group PLC provides online price comparison services in the United Kingdom. The company, through its Websites moneysupermarket.com and travelsupermarket.com, provides online services to compare various products in the financial, insurance, travel, and home services markets. "
target: MoneySavingExpert.com
MoneySavingExpert.com offers free online services, including information to its users. MoneySavingExpert's services include a range of online tools, researched articles in respect of specific products, personal finance guides, and weekly newsletter emails.
price ($mm)
$93
rev ($mm)
$25
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$20
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5.3x
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6.6x
closed 11/28/2011 via GlobeNewswire

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired Consumerism Commentary

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., the leader in vertical marketing and media online, announced the acquisition of ConsumerismCommentary.com, a personal finance blog that has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
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: Consumerism Commentary
Consumerism Commentary is a personal finance blog created in 2003. It has established itself as a respected source of information and advice for consumers who want to take control of their personal finances.
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closed 10/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Ad Practitioners, acquired Money.com

synopsis: Ad Practitioners, LLC has acquired Money.com from Meredith Corporation. Money is a personal finance brand and website. Based in New York City, its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
buyer: Ad Practitioners
Founded in 2016, Ad Practitioners matches world-class brands with engaged audiences across over 150 categories, from personal finance, health, home, and lifestyle to insurance, software and beyond. The Company owns a portfolio of digital brands, including ConsumersAdvocate.org. "
target parent: Meredith Corporation
target: Money.com
Money is a personal finance brand and website. Money is based in New York City. Its articles cover the gamut of personal finance topics ranging from investing, saving, retirement and taxes to family finance issues like paying for college, credit, career and home improvement.
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closed 3/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Financial Standard, acquired Money

synopsis: Rainmaker Group has acquired Money magazine from Bauer Media. Money will become Rainmaker's key consumer title under its media division which includes the flagship Financial Standard. Money was established in 1999 and is Australia's longest running and most read personal finance magazine.
buyer parent: Rainmaker Group
buyer: Financial Standard
The Financial Standard is the publishing division of Rainmaker Group focused on providing trade news, investment analysis and education for superannuation trustees, financial planners, researchers, consultants, investment managers, and professional investors. "
target parent: Bauer Media Group
target: Money
Money was established in 1999 and is Australia's longest running and most read personal finance magazine.
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closed 2/28/2019 via BusinessWire

Dennis Publishing Limited, acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.

synopsis: Dennis Publishing (Dennis), the leading international media group and publisher of The Week in the US and the UK, announces that it has acquired Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc. (Kiplinger), a market leader in business and personal finance information, in print and online.
buyer parent: Exponent Private Equity
buyer: Dennis Publishing Limited
Dennis Publishing Group comprises Dennis Publishing Ltd in the UK and The Week Publications Inc. in the US. Its portfolio of over 30 brands, operates in four areas of excellence: Current Affairs, Technology, Automotive and Lifestyle . "
target: Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.
Kiplinger Washington Editors (Kiplinger) is a market leader in business and personal finance information, in print and online. Kiplinger publishes the largest paid-subscription publications in several financial fields: business forecasting, taxes, retirement living and yield-oriented investing.
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