Like College Directory Publishing

closed 3/3/2006 via Company Press Release

University Directories, acquired College Directory Publishing

synopsis: University Directories (UD) of Chapel Hill, NC and College Directory Publishing (CDP) of King of Prussia, PA have signed an agreement whereby UD will acquire the assets of CDP.
buyer parent: VilCom
buyer: University Directories
Since our founding in 1974, University Directories has grown exponentially while setting the standard for excellence as the industry leader in collegiate publications. "
target: College Directory Publishing
College Directory Publishing is the largest publisher of campus telephone directories and class schedule publications in the United States, representing over 150 independent colleges and universities nationwide.
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closed 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Digital Media Solutions, acquired Avenue100 Media Solutions

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions, LLC (DMS), an industry leader in the world of customer acquisition and retention that helps clients maximize their digital marketing to beat the competition and accelerate growth, announced it acquired Avenue100 Media Solutions, LLC, a leader in performance based marketing and analytics in the education industry.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions (DMS:$332.86)
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is an end-to-end customer acquisition and retention solution provider. Using actionable data, insightful analytics and proprietary technology, DMS efficiently and effectively reaches, engages and acquires customers for clients across multiple verticals. "
target: Avenue100 Media Solutions
Avenue100 delivers high quality student inquiries to educational institutions. Combining expert digital marketing science with a customer centric approach, they connect aspiring students to opportunities for higher education.
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closed 8/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Course Advisor, Inc., acquired Course Advisor, Inc.

synopsis: The Washington Post Company announced that the Company has divested its interest in Avenue100 Media Solutions to a management group. Avenue100 Media Solutions's flagship site, CourseAdvisors.com, is an online research directory for postsecondary education, career training, and professional development.
buyer: Course Advisor, Inc.
Founded in 2004, CourseAdvisor is an online research directory for postsecondary education, career training, and professional development. It offers more than 5,000 programs through nearly 300 accredited colleges, vocational/technical schools, professional training centers, and universities. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Course Advisor, Inc.
Founded in 2004, CourseAdvisor is an online research directory for postsecondary education, career training, and professional development. It offers more than 5,000 programs through nearly 300 accredited colleges, vocational/technical schools, professional training centers, and universities.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired Times Higher Education

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity has acquired Times Higher Education (THE) from TPG Capital (TPG), the global private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG. THE is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education (THE) is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight, inform strategic priorities, benchmark, assess and select higher education institutions.
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closed 1/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

IDP Education, acquired Hotcourses

synopsis: Global student placement company, IDP Education, has acquired the Hotcourses Group. Hotcourses is the UK's largest publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities.
buyer: IDP Education (:$272.73)
IDP Education Limited provides student placement services to enroll into universities, schools, and colleges. The Company offers student services, such as university and course guidance, visa application and scholarships assistance, and pre-departure support services. "
target: Hotcourses
Hotcourses changes lives by helping people enroll on the right courses throughout the world. With offices in London, Sydney, Boston and Chennai, Hotcourses is the largest UK's publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities.
price ($mm)
$37
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$13
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3.4x
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closed 8/8/2011 via PR Web

ProQuest LLC, acquired Expert Information

synopsis: ProQuest has acquired U.K.-based Expert Information, publishers of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. "
target: Expert Information
Expert Information is a U.K.-based publisher of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
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closed 3/30/2021 via PR Newswire

Savingforcollege.com LLC, acquired The College Monk

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

Azent Overseas Education Ltd, acquired AdmissionTable.com

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

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

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

LendEDU, acquired StatFuse, LLC

synopsis: LendEDU announced that it has acquired Statfuse to expand its online presence and help incoming college students make smart admissions decisions. Statfuse was founded in 2012 to help students tackle college admissions through its proprietary college chances algorithm.
buyer: LendEDU
Since 2014 LendEDU has delivered free financial aid resources to high school and college students. LendEDU is a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinancing. LendEDU helps graduates find the lowest student loan quotes with one application. "
target: StatFuse, LLC
Statfuse was founded in 2012 by Supan Shah and Jeet Banerjee. Since 2012, Statfuse has helped over 150,000 students calculate their acceptance odds. The Statfuse website is free to use for students.
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closed 6/16/2016 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, acquired Shunshunliuxue

synopsis: TAL Education Group, a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, announced that TAL has increased its equity stake in Beijing Shunshunbida Information Consulting Co., Ltd., which primarily engages in providing professional counseling services to students who desire to study abroad through its online-to-offline platform.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
TAL Education Group is a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. They offer their comprehensive tutoring services to students from pre-school to the twelfth grade through three flexible class formats: small classes, personalized premium services, and online courses. "
target: Shunshunliuxue
Beijing Shunshunbida Information Consulting Co., Ltd. is a private company operating the online-to-offline service platform for studying abroad, Shunshunliuxue. The firm is based in China.
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closed 10/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Hotcourses Ltd, acquired The Complete University Guide Ltd

synopsis: Hotcourses has acquired university league table publisher, The Complete University Guide, meaning it now reaches more students searching for university degrees than any other student media organisation. The Complete University Guide provides a comprehensive and definitive guide to all matters related to higher education.
buyer: Hotcourses Ltd
Hotcourses changes lives by helping people enroll on the right courses throughout the world. With offices in London, Sydney, Boston and Chennai, Hotcourses is the largest UK's publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities. "
target: The Complete University Guide Ltd
The Complete University Guide provides a comprehensive and definitive guide to all matters related to higher education. Their independent UK University League Tables & Rankings give a great guide to which university is best for each student, overall and by subject.
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closed 12/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Ledra Capital, Mark Shay, acquired Abroad101

synopsis: Abroad101, the world's first and largest study abroad review website, has been acquired from the Westonian Group by Ledra Capital and education entrepreneur Mark Shay. With more than 20,700 reviews of 7,700 programs, Abroad101 is the leading student review site for study abroad programs.
buyer: Ledra Capital
buyer: Mark Shay
Ledra Capital is a privately-held group of companies and foundations whose underlying mission has been to expand accessibility to higher education. "
target: Abroad101
Abroad101 is an online study abroad reviews website. Their website provides a free online evaluation system that helps universities collect evaluations online, and helps study abroad programs more easily recruit students.
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closed 11/4/2010 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Starting Out, Inc.

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., announced the acquisition of Starting Out, Inc., a publisher of life-skills learning, and workplace readiness information for the education, workforce, and corrections markets.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
Founded in 1888, McGraw-Hill Education provides information via various media platforms: through books, magazines and newsletters; on-line over the Internet and electronic networks; via television, satellite and FM sideband broadcast; and through software, videotape, facsimile and CD-ROM products. "
target: Starting Out, Inc.
Starting Out, Inc. is a publisher of life skills and descriptive career information, principally directed at the 17-25 market. Starting Out! focuses on 80 life skills categories, offering readers practical advice as they transition into a productive life and career.
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announced 1/18/2007 via PR Newswire

mtvU, will acquire RateMyProfessors.com

synopsis: mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network and a division of Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks, entered a definitive agreement to acquire RateMyProfessors.com, a rapidly growing online destination with more than 6.6 million user-generated ratings of over 900,000 college professors.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: mtvU
Broadcasting to 750 colleges across the country, with an enrollment of over seven million, mtvU is the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. 24/7, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S."
target: RateMyProfessors.com
RateMyProfessors.com, America's largest collection of college professor ratings (6,600,000), provides an automated system for quickly researching and rating over 900,000 professors from colleges and universities across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
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closed 4/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

University HQ, acquired Online MBA Review

synopsis: University HQ, the internet's best source of educational research and career information, is pleased to announce its acquisition of Online MBA Review. Online MBA Review helps business leaders looking to grow in their expertise and responsibility and students looking to advance their opportunities prior to entering the workforce.
buyer: University HQ
University HQ specializes in the educational market and provides detailed information on colleges, universities, and degrees. The website helps students plan their academic careers and subsequent professional lives with complimentary information on how to conduct a successful career. "
target: Online MBA Review
Online MBA Review helps business leaders looking to grow in their expertise and responsibility and students looking to advance their opportunities prior to entering the workforce. There are hundreds of Online MBA programs, and Online MBA Review helps users learn about the programs.
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announced 7/13/2018 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., will acquire Student Loan Hero

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc., America's leading online loan marketplace, will acquire Student Loan Hero, a personal finance website dedicated to helping student loan borrowers manage their student debt. Student Loan Hero provides current and former students in-depth financial comparison tools, educational resources, and unbiased, personalized advice.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates America'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. LendingTree's online marketplace connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. "
target: Student Loan Hero
Student Loan Hero combines tools with financial education to help people manage and pay off their student loans. The website provides advice and educational resources that help users to find the best student loan for them. Their tools allow users to sync loan data and calculate repayment scenarios.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Careers360, acquired EntranceCorner.com

synopsis: Delhi-based Pathfinder Publishing Pvt Ltd, the company behind Careers360, a career information portal for students, has acquired Delhi-based EntranceCorner.com. EntranceCorner, owned by Edukriti Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd, offers counselling, collaboration, resources and information on career options to students.
buyer: Careers360
Careers360 is a data-enabled and technology-driven Educational Products and Services Company. Careers360 seamlessly integrates millions of student and institutional data points to build sophisticated Prediction and Recommendation products for students to explore and achieve career plans. "
target: EntranceCorner.com
EntranceCorner.com started in April 2009, enables students to build an informed career through an integrated and seamless platform that offers Counselling, Collaboration, Resources and Information at different phases of student lifecycle.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

M3.com, acquired Dailyrounds Inc.

synopsis: M3.com, Japan's largest portal site dedicated to healthcare professionals, has acquired a majority stake in DailyRounds, an Indian provider of mobile and web-based applications for doctors and medical students. DailyRounds offers a mobile app that allows users to share and learn clinical cases that will help them prepare for various examinations.
buyer: M3.com (TSE:2413:$1,015.17)
M3.com is Japan's largest portal site dedicated to healthcare professionals. M3.com provides the latest medical news, overseas journal article summaries, and medical resources. The portal offers information on clinical trials and other services in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. "
target: Dailyrounds Inc.
DailyRounds is an Indian provider of mobile and web-based applications for doctors and medical students. DailyRounds offers a mobile app that allows users to share and learn clinical cases. The cases presented will help users prepare for various examinations like USMLE, AIPGMEE, NEETPG, and more.
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announced 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

China Distance Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Ruida Education

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (CDEL), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, will increase its stake in Ruida Education from 40% to 51%. Ruida Education is a Chinese company that provides exam preparation services and products for participants in China's national judicial examination.
buyer: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited (CDEL) is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. Their courses are designed to help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills. "
target: Ruida Education
Ruida Education is a Chinese company that provides exam preparation services and products, including proprietary books and reference materials, for participants in China's national judicial examination. Ruida delivers services and products at six campuses in China and through its online platform.
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closed 3/3/2006 via Company Press Release

University Directories, acquired College Directory Publishing

synopsis: University Directories (UD) of Chapel Hill, NC and College Directory Publishing (CDP) of King of Prussia, PA have signed an agreement whereby UD will acquire the assets of CDP.
buyer parent: VilCom
buyer: University Directories
Since our founding in 1974, University Directories has grown exponentially while setting the standard for excellence as the industry leader in collegiate publications. "
target: College Directory Publishing
College Directory Publishing is the largest publisher of campus telephone directories and class schedule publications in the United States, representing over 150 independent colleges and universities nationwide.
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closed 3/3/2006 via Company Press Release

University Directories, acquired College Directory Publishing

synopsis: University Directories (UD) of Chapel Hill, NC and College Directory Publishing (CDP) of King of Prussia, PA have signed an agreement whereby UD will acquire the assets of CDP.
buyer parent: VilCom
buyer: University Directories
Since our founding in 1974, University Directories has grown exponentially while setting the standard for excellence as the industry leader in collegiate publications. "
target: College Directory Publishing
College Directory Publishing is the largest publisher of campus telephone directories and class schedule publications in the United States, representing over 150 independent colleges and universities nationwide.
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closed 3/3/2006 via Company Press Release

University Directories, acquired College Directory Publishing

synopsis: University Directories (UD) of Chapel Hill, NC and College Directory Publishing (CDP) of King of Prussia, PA have signed an agreement whereby UD will acquire the assets of CDP.
buyer parent: VilCom
buyer: University Directories
Since our founding in 1974, University Directories has grown exponentially while setting the standard for excellence as the industry leader in collegiate publications. "
target: College Directory Publishing
College Directory Publishing is the largest publisher of campus telephone directories and class schedule publications in the United States, representing over 150 independent colleges and universities nationwide.
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closed 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Digital Media Solutions, acquired Avenue100 Media Solutions

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions, LLC (DMS), an industry leader in the world of customer acquisition and retention that helps clients maximize their digital marketing to beat the competition and accelerate growth, announced it acquired Avenue100 Media Solutions, LLC, a leader in performance based marketing and analytics in the education industry.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions (DMS:$332.86)
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is an end-to-end customer acquisition and retention solution provider. Using actionable data, insightful analytics and proprietary technology, DMS efficiently and effectively reaches, engages and acquires customers for clients across multiple verticals. "
target: Avenue100 Media Solutions
Avenue100 delivers high quality student inquiries to educational institutions. Combining expert digital marketing science with a customer centric approach, they connect aspiring students to opportunities for higher education.
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closed 8/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Course Advisor, Inc., acquired Course Advisor, Inc.

synopsis: The Washington Post Company announced that the Company has divested its interest in Avenue100 Media Solutions to a management group. Avenue100 Media Solutions's flagship site, CourseAdvisors.com, is an online research directory for postsecondary education, career training, and professional development.
buyer: Course Advisor, Inc.
Founded in 2004, CourseAdvisor is an online research directory for postsecondary education, career training, and professional development. It offers more than 5,000 programs through nearly 300 accredited colleges, vocational/technical schools, professional training centers, and universities. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Course Advisor, Inc.
Founded in 2004, CourseAdvisor is an online research directory for postsecondary education, career training, and professional development. It offers more than 5,000 programs through nearly 300 accredited colleges, vocational/technical schools, professional training centers, and universities.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired Times Higher Education

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity has acquired Times Higher Education (THE) from TPG Capital (TPG), the global private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG. THE is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education (THE) is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight, inform strategic priorities, benchmark, assess and select higher education institutions.
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closed 1/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

IDP Education, acquired Hotcourses

synopsis: Global student placement company, IDP Education, has acquired the Hotcourses Group. Hotcourses is the UK's largest publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities.
buyer: IDP Education (:$272.73)
IDP Education Limited provides student placement services to enroll into universities, schools, and colleges. The Company offers student services, such as university and course guidance, visa application and scholarships assistance, and pre-departure support services. "
target: Hotcourses
Hotcourses changes lives by helping people enroll on the right courses throughout the world. With offices in London, Sydney, Boston and Chennai, Hotcourses is the largest UK's publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities.
price ($mm)
$37
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$13
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closed 8/8/2011 via PR Web

ProQuest LLC, acquired Expert Information

synopsis: ProQuest has acquired U.K.-based Expert Information, publishers of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. "
target: Expert Information
Expert Information is a U.K.-based publisher of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
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closed 3/30/2021 via PR Newswire

Savingforcollege.com LLC, acquired The College Monk

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

Azent Overseas Education Ltd, acquired AdmissionTable.com

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

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

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

LendEDU, acquired StatFuse, LLC

synopsis: LendEDU announced that it has acquired Statfuse to expand its online presence and help incoming college students make smart admissions decisions. Statfuse was founded in 2012 to help students tackle college admissions through its proprietary college chances algorithm.
buyer: LendEDU
Since 2014 LendEDU has delivered free financial aid resources to high school and college students. LendEDU is a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinancing. LendEDU helps graduates find the lowest student loan quotes with one application. "
target: StatFuse, LLC
Statfuse was founded in 2012 by Supan Shah and Jeet Banerjee. Since 2012, Statfuse has helped over 150,000 students calculate their acceptance odds. The Statfuse website is free to use for students.
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closed 6/16/2016 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, acquired Shunshunliuxue

synopsis: TAL Education Group, a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, announced that TAL has increased its equity stake in Beijing Shunshunbida Information Consulting Co., Ltd., which primarily engages in providing professional counseling services to students who desire to study abroad through its online-to-offline platform.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
TAL Education Group is a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. They offer their comprehensive tutoring services to students from pre-school to the twelfth grade through three flexible class formats: small classes, personalized premium services, and online courses. "
target: Shunshunliuxue
Beijing Shunshunbida Information Consulting Co., Ltd. is a private company operating the online-to-offline service platform for studying abroad, Shunshunliuxue. The firm is based in China.
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closed 10/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Hotcourses Ltd, acquired The Complete University Guide Ltd

synopsis: Hotcourses has acquired university league table publisher, The Complete University Guide, meaning it now reaches more students searching for university degrees than any other student media organisation. The Complete University Guide provides a comprehensive and definitive guide to all matters related to higher education.
buyer: Hotcourses Ltd
Hotcourses changes lives by helping people enroll on the right courses throughout the world. With offices in London, Sydney, Boston and Chennai, Hotcourses is the largest UK's publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities. "
target: The Complete University Guide Ltd
The Complete University Guide provides a comprehensive and definitive guide to all matters related to higher education. Their independent UK University League Tables & Rankings give a great guide to which university is best for each student, overall and by subject.
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closed 12/13/2013 via BNC Analysis

Ledra Capital, Mark Shay, acquired Abroad101

synopsis: Abroad101, the world's first and largest study abroad review website, has been acquired from the Westonian Group by Ledra Capital and education entrepreneur Mark Shay. With more than 20,700 reviews of 7,700 programs, Abroad101 is the leading student review site for study abroad programs.
buyer: Ledra Capital
buyer: Mark Shay
Ledra Capital is a privately-held group of companies and foundations whose underlying mission has been to expand accessibility to higher education. "
target: Abroad101
Abroad101 is an online study abroad reviews website. Their website provides a free online evaluation system that helps universities collect evaluations online, and helps study abroad programs more easily recruit students.
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closed 11/4/2010 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Starting Out, Inc.

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., announced the acquisition of Starting Out, Inc., a publisher of life-skills learning, and workplace readiness information for the education, workforce, and corrections markets.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
Founded in 1888, McGraw-Hill Education provides information via various media platforms: through books, magazines and newsletters; on-line over the Internet and electronic networks; via television, satellite and FM sideband broadcast; and through software, videotape, facsimile and CD-ROM products. "
target: Starting Out, Inc.
Starting Out, Inc. is a publisher of life skills and descriptive career information, principally directed at the 17-25 market. Starting Out! focuses on 80 life skills categories, offering readers practical advice as they transition into a productive life and career.
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announced 1/18/2007 via PR Newswire

mtvU, will acquire RateMyProfessors.com

synopsis: mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network and a division of Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks, entered a definitive agreement to acquire RateMyProfessors.com, a rapidly growing online destination with more than 6.6 million user-generated ratings of over 900,000 college professors.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: mtvU
Broadcasting to 750 colleges across the country, with an enrollment of over seven million, mtvU is the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. 24/7, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S."
target: RateMyProfessors.com
RateMyProfessors.com, America's largest collection of college professor ratings (6,600,000), provides an automated system for quickly researching and rating over 900,000 professors from colleges and universities across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
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closed 4/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

University HQ, acquired Online MBA Review

synopsis: University HQ, the internet's best source of educational research and career information, is pleased to announce its acquisition of Online MBA Review. Online MBA Review helps business leaders looking to grow in their expertise and responsibility and students looking to advance their opportunities prior to entering the workforce.
buyer: University HQ
University HQ specializes in the educational market and provides detailed information on colleges, universities, and degrees. The website helps students plan their academic careers and subsequent professional lives with complimentary information on how to conduct a successful career. "
target: Online MBA Review
Online MBA Review helps business leaders looking to grow in their expertise and responsibility and students looking to advance their opportunities prior to entering the workforce. There are hundreds of Online MBA programs, and Online MBA Review helps users learn about the programs.
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announced 7/13/2018 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., will acquire Student Loan Hero

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc., America's leading online loan marketplace, will acquire Student Loan Hero, a personal finance website dedicated to helping student loan borrowers manage their student debt. Student Loan Hero provides current and former students in-depth financial comparison tools, educational resources, and unbiased, personalized advice.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates America's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. LendingTree's online marketplace connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. "
target: Student Loan Hero
Student Loan Hero combines tools with financial education to help people manage and pay off their student loans. The website provides advice and educational resources that help users to find the best student loan for them. Their tools allow users to sync loan data and calculate repayment scenarios.
price ($mm)
$60
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Careers360, acquired EntranceCorner.com

synopsis: Delhi-based Pathfinder Publishing Pvt Ltd, the company behind Careers360, a career information portal for students, has acquired Delhi-based EntranceCorner.com. EntranceCorner, owned by Edukriti Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd, offers counselling, collaboration, resources and information on career options to students.
buyer: Careers360
Careers360 is a data-enabled and technology-driven Educational Products and Services Company. Careers360 seamlessly integrates millions of student and institutional data points to build sophisticated Prediction and Recommendation products for students to explore and achieve career plans. "
target: EntranceCorner.com
EntranceCorner.com started in April 2009, enables students to build an informed career through an integrated and seamless platform that offers Counselling, Collaboration, Resources and Information at different phases of student lifecycle.
price ($mm)
$1.00
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

M3.com, acquired Dailyrounds Inc.

synopsis: M3.com, Japan's largest portal site dedicated to healthcare professionals, has acquired a majority stake in DailyRounds, an Indian provider of mobile and web-based applications for doctors and medical students. DailyRounds offers a mobile app that allows users to share and learn clinical cases that will help them prepare for various examinations.
buyer: M3.com (TSE:2413:$1,015.17)
M3.com is Japan's largest portal site dedicated to healthcare professionals. M3.com provides the latest medical news, overseas journal article summaries, and medical resources. The portal offers information on clinical trials and other services in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. "
target: Dailyrounds Inc.
DailyRounds is an Indian provider of mobile and web-based applications for doctors and medical students. DailyRounds offers a mobile app that allows users to share and learn clinical cases. The cases presented will help users prepare for various examinations like USMLE, AIPGMEE, NEETPG, and more.
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announced 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

China Distance Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Ruida Education

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (CDEL), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, will increase its stake in Ruida Education from 40% to 51%. Ruida Education is a Chinese company that provides exam preparation services and products for participants in China's national judicial examination.
buyer: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited (CDEL) is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. Their courses are designed to help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills. "
target: Ruida Education
Ruida Education is a Chinese company that provides exam preparation services and products, including proprietary books and reference materials, for participants in China's national judicial examination. Ruida delivers services and products at six campuses in China and through its online platform.
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