Like Trustio Technologies Private Limited

closed 2/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

SlicePay, acquired Trustio Technologies Private Limited

synopsis: Micro-lending startup SlicePay has acquired Delhi-based P2P lending platform Trustio in an all equity deal. Launched in 2016, Trustio is an invite-only platform for alumni of premier colleges to avail short-term credit from their fellow alumni.
buyer: SlicePay
Founded in 2015, SlicePay operates on a buy now, pay later model through which students can purchase products on credit without collateral. Repayments can be made on a monthly basis. It has partnered with the likes of Amazon, Paytm and Myntra. "
target: Trustio Technologies Private Limited
Trustio is a New Delhi based P2P lending company giving alumni-backed loans to students and recent graduates. Trustio allows alumni of a select number of colleges access to short-term credit sourced from their colleagues.
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announced 8/3/2020 via Company Press Release

Metro Bank plc, will acquire RateSetter

synopsis: UK-based Metro Bank PLC has agreed to acquire RateSetter. Headquartered in London, RateSetter is the UK's most popular peer-to-peer lender with over 750,000 people having invested or borrowed through the platform. Metro Bank will operate RateSetter as an independent platform and originate loans under both the RateSetter and Metro Bank brands.
buyer: Metro Bank plc (LSE:MTRO:$526.82)
UK-based Metro Bank offers retail, business, commercial, and private banking services. Whether it's through its network of stores, on the phone, or online through its internet banking or award-winning mobile app, Metro Bank prides itself on giving customers a real choice. "
target: RateSetter
RateSetter is the UK's leading peer-to-peer lender, with over 750,000 people having invested or borrowed through the platform. RateSetter opens the asset class of loans to everyone and gives ordinary investors access to investment choices that were previously only available to the banks.
price ($mm)
$1.90
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$25
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closed 3/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

OVO.id, acquired Taralite

synopsis: Indonesian e-wallet Ovo is speeding up its push into online lending by acquiring local Indonesian P2P lending startup Taralite, one of the first fintech startups in the country.
buyer: OVO.id
OVO is a mobile app payment system with a twist of magic. Aside from making sure financial transactions become as simple, instant and secure as they can be, everytime users pay with OVO they’ll get plenty of happiness back. "
target: Taralite
Taralite is an Indonesian P2P lending startup and one of the first fintech startups in the country. Taralite was founded in 2015 under the name Wedlite as a fintech platform to provide loans for personal use.
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closed 12/14/2017 via PE Hub

Goldman Sachs & Co., acquired Financeit Canada Inc.

synopsis: Toronto-based point-of-sale financing provider Financeit Canada Inc has closed a recapitalization round with the merchant banking division of Goldman Sachs. The undisclosed deal gives Goldman Sachs, a Financeit shareholder since 2015, a majority stake in the company.
buyer: Goldman Sachs & Co. (GS:$37,162.00)
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is a leading global investment banking, securities and investment management firm that provides a wide range of financial services to a substantial and diversified client base that includes corporations, financial institutions, governments and individuals. "
target: Financeit Canada Inc.
Financeit is a market leading point-of-sale financing provider servicing the home improvement, vehicle and retail industries. Financeit’s innovative cloud-based technology makes it easy for merchants to increase close rates and transaction sizes with affordable monthly or bi-weekly payment plans.
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announced 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

SFC Co.,Ltd., will acquire Villy Inc.

synopsis: South Korea’s peer-to-peer (P2P) lending service startup Villy was acquired by Kosdaq-listed solar backsheet manufacturer SFC Co. Founded in April 2015, Villy boasts 80.5 billion won worth cumulative loan, 36,000 cases of investment and 5,460 investors. Villy will be a subsidiary of SFC with its 100 percent stake owned by the latter.
buyer: SFC Co.,Ltd. (KOSDAQ:A112240:$38.12)
SFC, established in 1991, supplies its photovoltaic backsheets to large PV module producers not only in Korea but also in China, India and the U.S. "
target: Villy Inc.
Villy is South Korea’s peer-to-peer (P2P) lending service startup. Founded in April 2015, Villy boasts 80.5 billion won worth cumulative loan, 36,000 cases of investment and 5,460 investors, 55.4 percent of whom are people in their 20s to 30s. Its reinvestment rate reaches 74.7 percent.
price ($mm)
$9.90
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.1x
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closed 11/14/2014 via BNC Analysis

TrustBuddy International AB, acquired Geldvoorelkaar.nl

synopsis: Swedish lending startup Trustbuddy has announced the acquisition of Dutch peer Geldvoorelkaar. Geldvoorelkaar is the first P2P lending platform with a credit licence issued by the Dutch Financial Authority (AFM). Geldvoorelkaar offers a professional and established alternative source of financing for SMEs.
buyer: TrustBuddy International AB (OM:TBDY:$0.00)
TrustBuddy is a leading diversified peer-to-peer group that operates in Northern Europe. The Group operates under different brand names (Crowdfunding Society and TrustBuddy). The group offers peer-to-peer financing for small and mid-sized companies and consumer loans. "
target: Geldvoorelkaar.nl
Geldvoorelkaar is the first P2P lending platform with a credit licence issued by the Dutch Financial Authority (AFM). Geldvoorelkaar offers a professional and established alternative source of financing for SMEs.
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$13
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closed 5/9/2018 via PR Newswire

Lumni, acquired Paytronage, Inc.

synopsis: Lumni, an international financial technology company focused on increasing the affordability and accessibility of higher education, announced the acquisition of Paytronage, a 9-month old NYC-based direct-to-consumer marketplace for income share agreements (ISAs).
buyer: Lumni
Lumni is the world's largest and most-established player in the emerging income share agreements (ISA) space, having originated and serviced nearly 10,000 ISAs across Latin America. "
target: Paytronage, Inc.
Founded in August 2017, Paytronage launched as a direct-to-consumer marketplace connecting institutional lenders to students interested in taking out income share agreements. Paytronage launched at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on offering ISAs to Ivy League students.
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closed 1/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Liberty Financial Pty Ltd, acquired Money Place Australia Pty Ltd

synopsis: Leading Melbourne-based non-bank Liberty, has acquired marketplace lender MoneyPlace, an anchor tenant of the fintech hub. Australia-based MoneyPlace connects investors with creditworthy borrowers seeking unsecured personal loans between $5,000 and $45,000 for three to five year terms.
buyer: Liberty Financial Pty Ltd
Founded in 1997, Liberty has become one of the leading finance companies in Australia and New Zealand. They have helped over 140,000 people to achieve their financial goals by providing home, car, business, as well as investments and debt finance solutions. "
target: Money Place Australia Pty Ltd
Australia-based MoneyPlace connects investors with creditworthy borrowers seeking unsecured personal loans between $5,000 and $45,000 for three to five year terms. Since launching in September 2016 business levels have continued to accelerate.
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closed 6/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Goal Structured Solutions, Inc. (GS2), acquired Skills Fund

synopsis: Skills Fund, a financing platform for bootcamps and tech skill training schools, announced that it has been acquired by Goal Structured Solutions, a company that operates as an asset management firm. Goal is the largest third-party provider of student loan services and currently manages a portfolio of over $26 billion.
buyer: Goal Structured Solutions, Inc. (GS2)
Goal Structured Solutions, Inc. (GS2), operates as an asset management firm. The company offers loan administration, loan and receivables purchasing, capital markets advisory services, and products and services to the education loan industry. "
target: Skills Fund
Skills Fund is a financing platform for bootcamps and tech skill training schools that partners with more than 70 schools and 400 programs. It lends money to students participating in programs in software development, web development, data science, and cybersecurity.
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announced 10/18/2017 via Reuters

New Silkroad Culturaltainment Limited, will acquire Niiwoo Financial

synopsis: New Silkroad Culturaltainment, an investment holding company based in Hong Kong, is to acquire entire equity interest in Shenzhen Niiwoo Financial Information Services, a company that develops a mobile application for peer-to-peer (P2P) online financial operation in Shenzhen City, China.
buyer: New Silkroad Culturaltainment Limited (SEHK:472:$37.16)
New Silkroad Culturaltainment Limited is an investment holding company listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. The businesses of its subsidiaries cover various industry sectors, including: real estate development and property management; cultural tourism and gaming; and more. "
target: Niiwoo Financial
Shenzhen Niiwoo Financial Information Services Co., Ltd. develops a mobile application for peer-to-peer (P2P) online financial operation in Shenzhen City, China. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in China.
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$181
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closed 5/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Emtek Group, acquired UNIK Uang Elektronik

synopsis: Emtek Group, Indonesia's most prominent media conglomerate, has acquired a 90% stake in PT Espay Debit Indonesia Koe, the owner of UNIK, a socialbanking mobile application for students in Indonesia. UNIK allows users to transfer money, send money to their friends, shop online, pay bills, and pay school fees.
buyer: Emtek Group (JKSE:EMTK:$579.52)
Founded in 1983, Emtek Group has evolved into a modern, integrated group of companies with three main business divisions: Media, Telecommunications and IT Solutions, and Connectivity. With media as its primary business portfolio, Emtek has become Indonesia's most prominent media conglomerate. "
target: UNIK Uang Elektronik
UNIK is a socialbanking mobile application for students in Indonesia. Users can transfer money from their savings account or their e-money account electronically. The app allows users to shop online, pay bills, and pay school fees. Users can also send money to their friends who also use the app.
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closed 12/9/2019 via BusinessWire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc. has acquired Gradifi, a student loan benefit and financial wellness provider. The deal meaningfully bolsters the E*TRADE Corporate Services offering to include financial wellness and student loan solutions as part of a comprehensive benefits platform.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,937.00)
The E*TRADE Financial family of companies provides financial services, including trading, investing, banking, and managing employee stock, securities products and services, commodity futures and options, student loan benefit plans, and more. "
target parent: General Atlantic, LLC
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is leading the way in providing innovative financial benefits that empower employers to help brighten the financial futures of their employees with contributions to their student loans, options to refinance their loans, and help save for their children’s educational futures.
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$30
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announced 10/19/2017 via PR Newswire

Nelnet, Inc., will acquire Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation

synopsis: Nelnet, one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S., announced it has entered into a definitive and binding agreement with Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation to acquire 100% of the stock of their student loan servicing company, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.
buyer: Nelnet, Inc. (NNI:$824.49)
Nelnet is one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S. and is focused on providing quality student loan products and services to students and schools nationwide. "
target: Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation
Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Great Lakes and its parent affiliated group have been helping students access higher education since 1967. They provide support to make higher education accessible, the financial aid process simpler, and the possibility of paying for college real.
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$150
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closed 12/12/2016 via BusinessWire

First Republic Bank, acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: First Republic Bank announced it has acquired Gradifi Inc., a Boston-based student loan repayment technology platform to assist the nation's 44 million student loan borrowers. Gradifi pioneered the SLP Plan (Student Loan Paydown), a technology and service platform used by employers to make direct contributions to employees’ student loans.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: First Republic Bank (FRC:$3,197.47)
First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a commitment to responsiveness and action. "
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based student loan pay down provider with the first innovative solution to the nation's $1.3 trillion student loan debt problem. The company is led by a management team that brings decades of combined experience in consumer financial services and entrepreneurial ventures.
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closed 3/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

CordiaGrad, acquired CordiaGrad

synopsis: Jack Zoeller, the founder of Cordia Bancorp, relinquished his role as CEO of the company in conjunction with his purchase and independent spin-off of CordiaGrad, a student loan refinance company that launched within the bank last year. CordiaGrad refinance for both undergraduate or graduate degrees and accept applications from nearly 1,000 schools.
buyer: CordiaGrad
CordiaGrad is a student loan refinancing program designed to reward student loan borrowers, who achieved well in school, started a career, and have taken care of their credit, with a low-cost refinance loan. "
target parent: Cordia Bancorp Inc.
target: CordiaGrad
CordiaGrad is a student loan refinancing program designed to reward student loan borrowers, who achieved well in school, started a career, and have taken care of their credit, with a low-cost refinance loan.
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closed 12/22/2015 via PR Newswire

Gradifi, Inc., acquired SmarterBucks

synopsis: Gradifi, a Boston-based startup, announced the acquisition of the SmarterBucks program from Valore. SmarterBucks provides members a variety of ways to earn value and apply it towards paying down student loan debt. Members participate by shopping at the SmarterBucks.com Marketplace, completing online surveys and by earning rewards with a debit card.
buyer: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based start-up providing an innovative solution to the nation's student loan debt problem. By partnering with companies to develop employer SLP Plans (Student Loan Paydown), rewards programs and brand loyalty programs, Gradifi empowers students to repay their loan debt. "
target parent: Valore
target: SmarterBucks
SmarterBucks is a revolutionary rewards program that helps users pay down their student loans faster and for less. Users earn rewards on the money spent on brands featured in the SmarterBucks marketplace, and those rewards become extra student loan payments on any student loan.
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closed 12/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems Inc., acquired ECSI

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors, has expanded its Campus Solutions division by acquiring ECSI, a leading provider of cost-effective, customized payments processing solutions for the higher education industry.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. is a payments processor that delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, school solutions, loyalty marketing services, campus solutions, payroll and related business solutions and services to more than 250,000 business and education locations nationwide. "
target: ECSI
ECSI supports the entire life cycle of higher education and post-graduation school/student services, including student loan payment processing, default solutions, refund services, tuition payment plans, electronic billing and payment, tax document services, and business outsourcing.
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closed 4/27/2011 via BusinessWire

ESM, acquired BridgeSpan Financial LLC

synopsis: ESM acquired BridgeSpan Financial, a creator of unique solutions to forecast and manage student loan borrower delinquency and default. ESM will offer the Student Loan Chaperone service to schools, delivering personalized counseling and coaching for students to explore repayment options that fit their needs and lifestyles.
buyer: ESM
ESM provides student lifecycle solutions to help institutions enroll, graduate and place students. As a premier Business Process Outsourcer, ESM operates the largest education-only contact center in the country. "
target: BridgeSpan Financial LLC
BridgeSpan Financial LLC is an education finance company established in 2008 with the mission of creating better solutions for forecasting and managing student loan borrower delinquency and default.
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announced 7/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Manappuram Finance Ltd, will acquire Indian School Finance Company Pvt Ltd

synopsis: Manappuram Finance Ltd, a NBFC ("non banking financial company") that provides multiple loan services, is planning to acquire Indian School Finance Company Pvt Ltd (ISFC), a NBFC that provides financial solutions and services to educational institutions.
buyer: Manappuram Finance Ltd (BSE:531213:$395.23)
Manappuram Finance Limited is a non banking financial company. They provide fund and fee based services in India. The company offers gold loans, SME and micro finance, forex and money transfer services, commercial vehicle loans, and many other services. "
target: Indian School Finance Company Pvt Ltd
Based in India, Indian School Finance Company Private Limited (ISFC) provides financial solutions and services to education institutions and entrepreneurs managing such institutions, to help improve quality of education imparted to students.
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$31*
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closed 9/27/2017 via BusinessWire

ReliaMax, acquired FUTR Corporation

synopsis: ReliaMax, the complete private student lending solutions provider for banks, credit unions, schools and alternative lenders, announced it has acquired the assets of FUTR Corporation, a San Francisco- and Texas-based private student loan servicing provider.
buyer: ReliaMax
ReliaMax has redefined private student lending. Through its complete Private Student Loan Platform-as-a-Service solution ReliaMax enables lenders to quickly, easily and safely help student borrowers finance their education so they can realize their education goals. "
target: FUTR Corporation
FUTR is a private student loan servicer focused on bringing together technology and quality service to provide transparency and insight that borrowers need to manage private student loans.
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closed 2/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

SlicePay, acquired Trustio Technologies Private Limited

synopsis: Micro-lending startup SlicePay has acquired Delhi-based P2P lending platform Trustio in an all equity deal. Launched in 2016, Trustio is an invite-only platform for alumni of premier colleges to avail short-term credit from their fellow alumni.
buyer: SlicePay
Founded in 2015, SlicePay operates on a buy now, pay later model through which students can purchase products on credit without collateral. Repayments can be made on a monthly basis. It has partnered with the likes of Amazon, Paytm and Myntra. "
target: Trustio Technologies Private Limited
Trustio is a New Delhi based P2P lending company giving alumni-backed loans to students and recent graduates. Trustio allows alumni of a select number of colleges access to short-term credit sourced from their colleagues.
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closed 2/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

SlicePay, acquired Trustio Technologies Private Limited

synopsis: Micro-lending startup SlicePay has acquired Delhi-based P2P lending platform Trustio in an all equity deal. Launched in 2016, Trustio is an invite-only platform for alumni of premier colleges to avail short-term credit from their fellow alumni.
buyer: SlicePay
Founded in 2015, SlicePay operates on a buy now, pay later model through which students can purchase products on credit without collateral. Repayments can be made on a monthly basis. It has partnered with the likes of Amazon, Paytm and Myntra. "
target: Trustio Technologies Private Limited
Trustio is a New Delhi based P2P lending company giving alumni-backed loans to students and recent graduates. Trustio allows alumni of a select number of colleges access to short-term credit sourced from their colleagues.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Placio, acquired Paco Meals

synopsis: Placio, a Noida-based Student Housing Start-Up, acquired Paco Meals, a subscription based food start-up. Paco Meals focuses on appearance, aroma, and appetite and promises no menu repetition for at least three months.
buyer: Placio
Placio, a user-friendly digital platform based in India, brings a new way of life for the students of Universities. Founded on the belief of community-based living, Placio entails co-living in an environment where experience is more important than possession. "
target: Paco Meals
Based in India, Paco Meals is a subscription based food start up, focused on its 3As: Appearance, Aroma and Appetite. With a promise of no menu repetition for at least for three months, it also gives the freedom for students to bring their favorite recipes from homes.
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closed 3/9/2018 via PE Hub

Legado Capital, Roynat Equity Partners, acquired Kivuto Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Legado Capital is pleased to announce the successful closing of the acquisition of Kivuto Solutions Inc., along with a group of investors, including the lead investor, Roynat Equity Partners. Kivuto Solutions Inc. is an Ottawa-based provider of academic software, e-texts and other digital resources.
buyer: Roynat Equity Partners
buyer: Legado Capital
Roynat Equity Partners facilitates growth in established mid-market private companies by providing patient capital, advice and contact networks to Canadian entrepreneurs. Legado Capital is an entrepreneurial investment firm focused on the acquisition of medium sized growing businesses. "
target: Kivuto Solutions Inc.
Kivuto Solutions Inc. was established to simplify the management and distribution of software in higher education. Today, the company’s award-winning platform powers OnTheHub, a network of custom school branded web stores that provides students with discounted academic software.
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closed 12/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

ACCC Enterprises, LLC, acquired CollegeWeekends.com LLC

synopsis: ACCC Enterprises, a holding company based in Chesapeake, VA, has acquired a majority stake in CollegeWeekends.com, an online platform for connecting visitors of college towns with owners of short term and vacation rental properties.
buyer: ACCC Enterprises, LLC
ACCC Enterprises is a holding company based in Chesapeake, VA. "
target: CollegeWeekends.com LLC
CollegeWeekends.com is an online platform for connecting visitors of college towns with owners of short term and vacation rental properties. They enable college town property owners to earn extra income while providing alumni and parents of students superior accommodations as compared to a hotel.
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closed 4/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Universia Holding, S.L., acquired Beroomers, S.L.

synopsis: Universia, the network of services for universities promoted by Banco Santander, has entered into the business of renting private accommodations online with the takeover of Beroomers. Beroomers is the mid-term housing marketplace for students and young professionals, present in more than 50 destinations worldwide.
buyer parent: Banco Santander, S.A.
buyer: Universia Holding, S.L.
Universia, based in Spain, is a community that provides news and information on scholarships, courses, calls, promotions, employment, among other materials. Be part of the largest university community in Iberoamerica! "
target: Beroomers, S.L.
Beroomers is the mid-term housing marketplace for students and young professionals, present in more than 50 destinations worldwide. They book their housing online in a safe and easy way before arriving to their next destination.
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announced 10/5/2016 via PR Newswire

Spire Technologies Inc., will acquire DormBooker Inc

synopsis: Spire Technologies Inc, a company that focuses on acquiring and funding e-commerce platforms for B2C products and services, announces an agreement to acquire DormBooker Inc., a business similar to Airbnb, but specific to the student housing market.
buyer: Spire Technologies Inc. (OTCPK:SPTK:$0.00)
Spire Technologies is focused on acquiring and funding e-commerce platforms for B2C products and services. The company is actively engaged in researching and engaging within the developer community to discover advanced stage e-commerce consumer application. "
target: DormBooker Inc
Founded in 2014, DormBooker is a student housing booking platform that allows students to search for and book suitable living accommodations using their preferred criteria, in whichever city around the world they are pursuing their studies.
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closed 10/20/2014 via BusinessWire

ID.me, acquired Perkla

synopsis: ID.me announced its acquisition of Perkla, an innovative online shopping portal for students. Perkla’s student members come from over 150 colleges and universities and they have partnerships with 40+ leading student retailers, including: Reebok, Theory, Nine West, Converse, Express and Cole Haan.
buyer: ID.me
ID.me is the premiere digital identity network that allows consumers to prove who they are online while controlling how their information is shared with brands. For their partners, ID.me acts as a trusted intermediary, capable of verifying consumer identity and group affiliations in real-time. "
target: Perkla
Perkla was started by a team of Columbia Business School students who discovered that the breadth of perks and discounts offered to students in stores was not offered online. They created Perkla to solve this problem.
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closed 4/22/2014 via BNC Analysis

CommonFloor, acquired Flat.to

synopsis: Bangalore-based maxHeap Technologies Pvt Ltd, which owns the real estate and apartment management portal CommonFloor.com, has acquired Flat.to, a real estate listings site targeted at students looking for rental accommodation, from Mumbai-based Flat Dot To Technologies Pvt Ltd.
buyer parent: MaxHeap Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
buyer: CommonFloor
CommonFloor.com is India's first real estate portal dedicated to apartments and gated communities. It is also the first to host an online community management platform that extends its role way beyond buying, selling or renting properties. "
target: Flat.to
Flat Dot To Technologies Pvt Ltd. is a real estate listings site that helps college students to find accommodation around colleges by connecting them with real estate agents and flat owners. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Mumbai, India.
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closed 3/4/2014 via PR Newswire

Flashnotes, acquired Moolaguides

synopsis: Flashnotes.com, the student-to-student study materials marketplace, announced that it has acquired Moolaguides, an online study materials marketplace started by Florida State University senior Thomas Brady.
buyer: Flashnotes
Flashnotes is an online marketplace where students can sell their notes, study guides, flashcard decks, video tutorials, etc. Students can also purchase the content of their classmates. FlashNotes provides a variety of services, designed to improve the overall academic experience and performance. "
target: Moolaguides
Moolaguides.com provides an online market place for buying and selling study materials for upcoming quizzes, tests, and exams. They are a website created by students for students in attempt to make studying truly pay off.
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closed 7/24/2013 via BusinessWire

Flashnotes, acquired NoteUtopia

synopsis: Flashnotes has acquired NoteUtopia, a California-based online community for buying and selling class notes. Its website allows users to create a free account, from which they can upload/download class notes, study guides, and other course related documents.
buyer: Flashnotes
Flashnotes is an online marketplace where students can sell their notes, study guides, flashcard decks, video tutorials, etc. Students can also purchase the content of their classmates. FlashNotes provides a variety of services, designed to improve the overall academic experience and performance. "
target: NoteUtopia
NoteUtopia.com is dedicated to bringing together students to a marketplace where all students can benefit from the notes taken in class. Its website allows users to create a free account, from which they can upload/download class notes, study guides, and other course related documents.
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closed 9/10/2012 via PR Newswire

SimpleTuition Inc., acquired ValoreBooks

synopsis: SimpleTuition, Inc., the leading provider of tips, advice and interactive tools that help students save on college-related expenses, announced the acquisition of ValoreBooks, an online textbook marketplace which offers huge discounts on new and used textbooks as well as rentals.
buyer: SimpleTuition Inc.
SimpleTuition is committed to helping students and parents figure out how to make college affordable. SimpleTuition.com features interactive tools for a personalized approach to understanding the college funding system and available education financing options. "
target: ValoreBooks
Founded in 2002, ValoreBooks is dedicated to providing students textbook discounts and world-class customer service. Their textbook marketplace of over 20,000 sellers offers discounts up to 90% on over 18 million textbook titles and the lowest rental prices available.
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closed 5/1/2012 via PR Web

BeachMint, Inc., acquired Dealquad, Inc.

synopsis: BeachMint, Inc. acquired DealQuad. Dealquad provides local business deals to communities in and around college campuses.
buyer: BeachMint, Inc.
BeachMint is a venture-backed social commerce company for designer-curated direct to consumer sites. "
target: Dealquad, Inc.
DealQuad is the leading group commerce site targeted at communities in and around college campuses. The company specializes in grassroots marketing and acquisition practices that led to its viral growth at campuses across the country.
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closed 8/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Student Of Fortune, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, the social education platform, announced it has acquired Student of Fortune, an online tutorial marketplace for those who need help or can help others with homework. Student of Fortune, based in Los Angeles and founded in 2005 by two college students, enables students to pose questions or post tutorials on a wide variety of subjects.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students use Chegg for homework help, course selection, note taking, textbook and e-textbook rentals and Daily deals. "
target: Student Of Fortune, Inc.
Student of Fortune is an online tutorial marketplace for those who need help or can help others with homework. Students can post a question that is then sent to a network of Student of Fortune experts, who in turn writes a tutorial that helps answer the question for a fee.
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closed 7/18/2011 via BusinessWire

BuyWithMe, Inc., acquired Edhance, Inc.

synopsis: Social commerce leader BuyWithMe announced that it has acquired Edhance, Inc., a card-linked loyalty provider that has developed a seamless card-linked offer platform enabling merchants to automatically process deals to consumers based on specific shopping behavior.
buyer: BuyWithMe, Inc.
BuyWithMe launched in May 2009 and is one of the country's leading group buying and social commerce companies that allows consumers to discover and experience the best offerings from businesses in their city. "
target: Edhance, Inc.
Edhance is a loyalty and rewards program for college students. Through proprietary software and relationships with payment processors, the company has developed a seamless card-linked offer platform enabling merchants to automatically process deals to consumers based on specific shopping behavior.
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closed 6/23/2011 via BNC Analysis

Chegg, Inc., acquired Notehall

synopsis: Chegg has completed its third acquisition, snapping up lecture notes and study guides service Notehall for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg.com is the number one online textbook rental company that has saved students on more than 6,400 campuses nationwide in excess of $240 million. Chegg.com offers students access to a growing catalog of more than 4.2 million titles, a variety of shipping options and free returns. "
target: Notehall
Notehall.com is an online document marketplace that enables students to buy and sell class notes online. Tutors and students have the ability to buy and sell study guides, share notes from lectures, buy and sell notes from class, share class documents, share reading notes and buy and sell outlines.
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$3.77
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closed 11/13/2019 via gamesindustry.biz

Cerberus Interactive, acquired TasteBud

synopsis: Cerberus Interactive, a mobile games company focused on re-defining the location-based game industry, has acquired TasteBud, an online marketplace for restaurant deals. TasteBud is an app that enables hungry college students to discover local restaurants around their university and lock dynamic offers.
buyer: Cerberus Interactive
Cerberus Interactive is a mobile games company focused on re-defining the location-based game industry. Cerberus Interactive builds games with a marketing-first design process. Their flagship game is a location based AR game that allows users to build bases and find treasure around their town. "
target: TasteBud
TasteBud is an online marketplace for restaurant deals. TasteBud is an app that enables hungry college students to discover local restaurants around their university and lock dynamic offers. TasteBud helps students save up to 50% off meals at their favorite restaurants.
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closed 8/6/2019 via BusinessWire

ARAMARK Corporation, acquired Good Uncle

synopsis: Aramark, a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, announced the acquisition of privately-held Good Uncle, an innovative, app-based on-demand food delivery service that brings freshly prepared, restaurant quality meals to conveniently located pick-up points around college campuses.
buyer: ARAMARK Corporation (ARMK:$16,189.70)
Aramark Corporation, known commonly as Aramark, is an American food service, facilities, and uniform services provider to clients in areas including education, healthcare, business, corrections, and leisure. "
target: Good Uncle
Good Uncle is an innovative, app-based on-demand food delivery service that brings freshly prepared, restaurant quality meals to conveniently located pick-up points around college campuses.
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closed 4/23/2019 via BusinessWire

Modo Labs, Inc., acquired Ulyngo

synopsis: Modo Labs, the leading no-code mobile app development platform used by the world’s most recognized and respected institutions of higher education, announced the acquisition of Ulyngo, a leader in enabling and securing student and campus commerce.
buyer: Modo Labs, Inc.
The Modo no-code app platform offers enterprise-scale mobile engagement and communication capabilities that allow users to quickly and easily create unified mobile campus and workplace experiences that increase connectivity for employees, students, faculty, and guests. "
target: Ulyngo
Ulyngo is the first marketplace developed exclusively for universities to facilitate and participate in student-to-student commerce. By adopting Ulyngo’s award-winning technology, universities can create a student-wide sharing economy that increases engagement, safety, and campus sustainability.
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announced 9/25/2018 via Company Press Release

GrubHub, Inc., will acquire Tapingo

synopsis: Grubhub, the nation's leading online and mobile food-ordering and delivery marketplace, will acquire Tapingo, a leading platform for campus food ordering. Tapingo enables tens of thousands of order-ahead transactions per day for more than half a million active diners at on-campus cafes, restaurants, and cashier-less stores.
buyer: GrubHub, Inc. (GRUB:$1,351.36)
GrubHub is one of the nation's largest portfolios of online and mobile takeout food ordering and delivery services. The company's platforms and services strive to make takeout better through innovative restaurant technology, easy-to-use platforms and an improved delivery experience. "
target: Tapingo
Tapingo is a leading platform for campus food ordering. With over 150 college campus partners, Tapingo enables tens of thousands of order-ahead transactions per day for more than half a million active diners at on-campus cafes, restaurants, and cashier-less stores.
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$150
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closed 3/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

AroundCampus Group, LLC, acquired UConnection

synopsis: AroundCampus Group, LLC, a national leader in print advertising and marketing services for college students and communities, announced the acquisition of UConnection, Inc. UConnection is a leading dining and nightlife mobile app for college students.
buyer: AroundCampus Group, LLC
AroundCampus Group, LLC is a national leader in print advertising and marketing services for college students and communities. AroundCampus is well known for its annual Sales Foundation Academy, a rigorous product and sales training program for over 750 college interns across 250 campuses. "
target: UConnection
UConnection is an app that changes the way college students experience dining and nightlife. UConnection is quickly scaling across the country, making it one of the top Food & Drink apps in the iTunes AppStore and Google Play Store for college students.
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closed 7/12/2013 via BusinessWire

Enterprise Holdings, acquired Zimride

synopsis: Enterprise Holdings announced that it is acquiring the business of Zimride, an online service that efficiently connects drivers, passengers and partners with colleges and universities to facilitate sustainable transportation-management solutions. Zimride is the largest ride-matching program in the United States with more than 350,000 users.
buyer: Enterprise Holdings
Enterprise Holdings and its affiliate Enterprise Fleet Management together offer a total transportation solution. Combined, these businesses, which include extensive car rental and car-sharing services, commercial truck rental, corporate fleet management and retail car sales. "
target parent: Lyft
target: Zimride
Zimride makes sharing rides for drivers and passengers fun and easy. It’s a new spin on ridesharing, using social networks to enable real connections. In seconds users can set up a profile, see and book a ride in their area, or post a ride of their own.
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