Like Sendyou Inc.

announced 9/6/2019 via Company Press Release

ItoKuro Inc., will acquire Sendyou Inc.

synopsis: Sendyou Inc. is pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement to transfer all issued shares to Itokuro. Sendyou Inc. is an online platform for sharing information amongst parents. Sendyou Inc. has developed Comolib, a word-of-mouth website that provides information on family friendly destinations.
buyer: ItoKuro Inc. (TSE:6049:$26.36)
Founded in 2006, ItoKuro is a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools. Their websites covers schools for elementary school to high school students. The company also offers marketing services to the education industry. "
target: Sendyou Inc.
Sendyou Inc. is an online platform for sharing information amongst parents. Sendyou Inc. has developed Comolib, a word-of-mouth website that provides information on family friendly destinations, such as restaurants, and parks. Sendyou's Kodomo Booster is a portal to compare children's classes.
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$6.58
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closed 3/22/2017 via PR Newswire

Mom2Mom, acquired ParaBebes.com

synopsis: Mom2Mom - the platform that puts mothers in contact with other mothers to offer or get help for their children - has agreed to acquire the Spanish online portal ParaBebes.com. ParaBebes.com is a site aimed at parents and professionals in the field of childhood and motherhood in which they can exchange information, knowledge and opinions.
buyer: Mom2Mom
Mom2Mom is a social network that reinvents the current system of nanny services by connecting mothers interested in caring for children in exchange of time or money. Mom2Mom is a platform that geo-locates mothers who offer or look for babysitting services through a simple, practical and free app. "
target parent: Grupo Intercom S.A
target: ParaBebes.com
ParaBebes.com is a site aimed at parents and professionals in the field of childhood and motherhood in which they can exchange information, knowledge and opinions based on their own experience. They have created a directory of children's services and a guide of children's and maternity stores.
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closed 8/3/2016 via BNC Analysis

Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics, acquired ParentClick Inc.

synopsis: Local business Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics has partnered with Santa Barbara family Robert and Tammy Ball to acquire ParentClick Inc. ParentClick.com has been a staple in the Santa Barbara community since 2004. Its purpose is to have a one-stop, web-based research portal for families to find resources for their children.
buyer: Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics
Kubisch and Ferris Orthodontics is a respected orthodontic care provider dedicated to creating beautiful, confident smiles in Santa Barbara, Goleta, California and the surrounding areas. "
target: ParentClick Inc.
ParentClick.com has been a staple in the Santa Barbara community since 2004. Its purpose is to have a one-stop, web-based research portal for families to find resources for their children.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Babierge, Inc., acquired Rent Baby Equipment

synopsis: Babierge, the leading baby gear rental service and branded multi-sided marketplace, announced its acquisition of the leading baby gear rental directory, Rent Baby Equipment. Rent Baby Equipment makes it easy to find all the gear parents need no matter where they are traveling to in the United States.
buyer: Babierge, Inc.
Babierge is the leading baby gear rental service and marketplace serving over 8,000 families in more than 170 markets in the US and Canada. The company helps families "Pack Light and Travel Far" by delivering and setting-up exceptionally clean, quality baby gear at their hotel or vacation rental. "
target: Rent Baby Equipment
Rent Baby Equipment is a leading baby gear rental directory in the United States. Rent Baby Equipment makes it easy to find all the gear parents need no matter where they are traveling to in the United States.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Poppins Corporation, acquired Smart Sitter Inc.

synopsis: Poppins, a leading provider of child care, acquired Smart Sitter from Internet media company Gree. Smart Sitter offers a program where parents looking for babysitters can connect with licensed day-care workers and preschool teachers.
buyer: Poppins Corporation
Poppins is a leading provider of child care that offers nanny services, nursing care, early childhood education and childcare training. They are based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: Gree, Inc.
target: Smart Sitter Inc.
Smart Sitter offers an online program where parents looking for babysitters can connect with licensed day-care workers and preschool teachers. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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closed 11/18/2010 via PR Newswire

Sittercity.com, acquired Sitters.com

synopsis: Sittercity.com, America's largest and most trusted website for connecting families with local, quality in-home caregivers, announced the acquisition of the Sitters.com website.
buyer: Sittercity.com
Sittercity.com, the inventor of online caregiving, is America's largest and most trusted online source for babysitters, nannies, pet sitters, senior care, housesitting, housekeeping and tutoring. "
target: Sitters.com
Sitters.com is the third-largest in-home care website and has developed a significant sitter and parent network throughout its almost 10 year history.
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closed 2/20/2008 via PR Newswire

Sittercity.com, acquired Callforsitters.com

synopsis: The nation's largest and most trusted online source for caregivers, Sittercity.com, announced today that it acquired the assets of online babysitting source Callforsitters.com. Sittercity.com and Callforsitters.com have been two pivotal sites in growing the online caregiving industry, which Sittercity.com initiated in 2001.
buyer: Sittercity.com
Sittercity.com, the inventor of online caregiving, is America's most trustworthy source for child care and pet care, dedicated to making the process of finding a caregiver fast, easy, safe and fun. "
target: Callforsitters.com
CallforSitters.com is a site that connects babysitters and parents. It has nearly 100,000 users.
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Yoopies, SAS, acquired Findababysitter.com

synopsis: Yoopies concluded the acquisition of its English rival Findababysitter.com. Findababysitter.com is the UK's only childcare search site with background checks and parent references. They provide a quick and easy way for parents to find local childcare online.
buyer: Yoopies, SAS
Launched in 2011 by Jessica Cymerman and Benjamin Suchar, Yoopies has developed a platform that connects parents and childcare professionals. However, the company is not restricted to childcare and offers other home-based services, such as school support and help for the elderly. "
target: Findababysitter.com
Findababysitter.com is the UK's only childcare search site with background checks and parent references. They provide a quick and easy way for parents to find local childcare online.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Superprof, acquired HalloNachhilfe.de

synopsis: French Internet company Superprof SAS has taken over the German competitor HalloNachhilfe.de from Hello Family GmbH & Co. KG. Based in Germany, HalloNachhilfe.de helps parents find suitable tutors or homework help providers for their child.
buyer: Superprof
Superprof is an online platform specializing in the provision of private & private lessons for the purpose of knowledge sharing. The French listed company was founded in 2013 by Yann Léguillon and Wilfried Granier. "
target parent: HalloFamilie.de
target: HalloNachhilfe.de
Based in Germany, HalloNachhilfe.de helps parents find suitable tutors or homework help providers for their child. HalloNachhilfe.de provides profiles of tutors available in the desired area by using their tutor search to enter a home address or postal code.
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closed 11/5/2014 via Market Wire

Mommy Nearest Inc., acquired Slidelane, Inc.

synopsis: Mommy Nearest, the company behind the fastest-growing geo-location mobile app for parents and caregivers in the United States, announced its acquisition of San Francisco-based online parenting resource and small business marketing platform Slidelane.
buyer: Mommy Nearest Inc.
Mommy Nearest develops a popular geo-location app for parents and caregivers in the U.S. The Mommy Nearest app provides unique content and geography-based, word-of-mouth recommendations, making it incredibly easy for parents to make informed decisions on where to take the kids while on-the-go. "
target: Slidelane, Inc.
Slidelane is a social discovery platform where new parents can find, recommend and share the best places and services in their neighborhoods. The company is based in Santa Clara, California.
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closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

KidPass, acquired Mommy Nearest Inc.

synopsis: KidPass, the largest online marketplace for booking kids activities, has acquired Mommy Nearest, an award-winning, tech-enabled media company for millennial parents. Mommy Nearest's geo-based app and website provides parents with family-friendly places, local travel guides, and relatable parenting content.
buyer: KidPass
KidPass is the leading online marketplace for parents to discover and book kids activities. KidPass is the largest website for kids activities with over 400,000 activities booked across 4,000 activity providers and 20 categories including music, arts, sports, dance, playspaces, and more. "
target: Mommy Nearest Inc.
Mommy Nearest is an award-winning, tech-enabled media company for millennial parents. Mommy Nearest's geo-based app and website provides parents with family-friendly places, local travel guides, and relatable parenting content. Their app lists 100,000 kid-friendly places in all 50 US states.
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closed 8/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Russmedia International AG, acquired Little Bird GmbH

synopsis: Russmedia International AG, an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe, has acquired a majority stake in Little Bird, a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services.
buyer parent: Russ Media
buyer: Russmedia International AG
Founded in 2017, Russmedia International AG is an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe. They support entrepreneurs throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. The company also manages the digital businesses of the Russmedia Group. "
target: Little Bird GmbH
Little Bird is a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services. Their solutions allows parents to find childcare services that suits their needs and childcare service providers to more efficiently manage their business.
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closed 11/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Disney Interactive Media Group, acquired Babble Media, Inc.

synopsis: The Walt Disney Co., through its subsidiary Disney Online, has acquired Babble Media, a leading online parenting platform featuring more than 200 influential mom bloggers. The acquisition further strengthens the position of Disney Interactive Media Group’s Moms and Family portfolio as a leading online resource for moms and families.
buyer parent: The Walt Disney Company
buyer: Disney Interactive Media Group
Disney Interactive Media Group, the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company, creates immersive, connected, interactive experiences across console, online, mobile and social network platforms to entertain and inform audiences around the globe. "
target: Babble Media, Inc.
Babble Media, Inc. is a leading online parenting platform featuring more than 200 influential mom bloggers. Its stable of bloggers contribute daily to parenting topics including pregnancy, child care, health, food, family activities as well as lifestyle topics such as home and fashion.
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closed 7/13/2011 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., purchased Weddingbee.com and JustMommies.com from eHarmony

synopsis: Internet Brands, a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets, announced the acquisition of Weddingbee.com, one of the largest wedding blogs on the Internet, and JustMommies.com, a top-ranked parenting community for moms and moms-to-be.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., Internet Brands, Inc. is a new media company that operates online media, community, and e-commerce websites in vertical markets. The company also develops and licenses Internet software and social media applications. "
seller: eHarmony
eHarmony launched in the United States in 2000 and is now the #1 Trusted Relationship Services Provider in the USA. eHarmony’s patented Compatibility Matching System® allows eHarmony members to be matched with compatible persons with whom they are likely to enjoy a long-term relationship.
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closed 8/11/2014 via PR Newswire

CafeMom, acquired Baby Name Wizard

synopsis: CafeMom, the leading digital media company for moms, dedicated to improving moms' lives by helping them make better decisions, form genuine connections, and take a deserved break, has announced its acquisition of Baby Name Wizard, the leading destination for expectant parents making the important decision of what to name their baby.
buyer: CafeMom
CafeMom is the leading digital media company for moms, dedicated to improving moms' lives by helping them make better decisions, form genuine connections, and take a deserved break. CafeMom's family of properties reaches more than 30MM UVs / month. "
target: Baby Name Wizard
BabyNameWizard.com was founded in 2008 by best-selling author and baby name expert Laura Wattenberg and longtime digital media executive Jennie Baird with the goal of creating the most robust, comprehensive and engaging tools and advice for baby name research anywhere.
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closed 5/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Unique Heritage Media, acquired Wondercity SARL

synopsis: Unique Heritage Media continues its development through the acquisition of Wondercity, the digital mums newsletter and the associated site of recommendations for family outings and activities, created in 2012 by Anne-Laure Corrot and Maia Tabo-Birn.
buyer: Unique Heritage Media
Unique Heritage Media (UHM) is a media group dedicated to the youth and to their entourage. Its ambition is to enable young people to grow and play while learning and discovering the world. UHM develops fifteen strong brands in the press, book, or digital sector. "
target: Wondercity SARL
Wondercity is the digital newsletter and the associated site of recommendations for family outings and activities. Every week in France, close to one in every 10 mothers with children under 12 receive recommendations for activities and outings for the weekend and the school holidays from Wondercity.
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closed 4/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

TargetVideo, acquired Hallo:Eltern

synopsis: TargetVideo, the video and digital specialist from Munich, has purchased Hallo:Eltern. The online magazine HALLO: ELTERN is aimed at young and emerging parents of the Generation Mobile & Social Media.
buyer: TargetVideo
TargetVideo is an innovative and fast growing media company and by now one of the leading video publishers in Germany. They create, distribute and license video content within an editorial context throughout all digital channels. At the same time they develop and operate strong editorial websites. "
target: Hallo:Eltern
The online magazine HALLO: ELTERN is aimed at young and emerging parents of the Generation Mobile & Social Media.
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closed 5/20/2015 via PE Hub

Sandbox & Co., acquired Family Education Network

synopsis: Sandbox & Co., an industry-focused investor committed to building businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors, has acquired Family Education Network (FEN) from Pearson. FEN is an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox is an industry-focused investor committed to building and supporting businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors. Founded in 2014, the partners of Sandbox have a long track-record of acquiring, transforming and scaling businesses and brands internationally. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Family Education Network
Family Education Network is the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. The company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
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closed 9/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bayard Presse, acquired Enfant.com

synopsis: Bayard. Inc., publisher of religious books and magazines in the United States, has announced their acquisition of Enfant.com, an online monthly magazine publication on the themes of pregnancy and parenting. The company is based in France.
buyer: Bayard Presse
Bayard Presse SA publishes magazines and newspapers. The company was founded in 1873 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: Enfant.com
enfant.com is an online monthly magazine publication on the themes of pregnancy and parenting. The company is based in France.
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closed 7/5/2017 via Company Press Release

Philips Electronics NV, acquired Health & Parenting Ltd

synopsis: Philips, a global leader in healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle, delivering products, services and solutions, has acquired Health & Parenting Ltd, an independent developer of healthcare and family-related mobile applications guiding users through pregnancy and early parenthood.
buyer: Philips Electronics NV (ENXTAM:PHIA:$20,876.84)
Royal Philips Electronics is a global leader in healthcare, lighting and consumer lifestyle, delivering products, services and solutions. The company has medical diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring systems, energy efficient lighting solutions, home appliances, as well as consumer electronics. "
target: Health & Parenting Ltd
Health & Parenting is an independent developer of healthcare and family-related mobile applications guiding users through pregnancy and early parenthood. Founded in 2012, their flagship product is Pregnancy+, the complete pregnancy app that is the most recommended by midwives and paediatricians.
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announced 9/6/2019 via Company Press Release

ItoKuro Inc., will acquire Sendyou Inc.

synopsis: Sendyou Inc. is pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement to transfer all issued shares to Itokuro. Sendyou Inc. is an online platform for sharing information amongst parents. Sendyou Inc. has developed Comolib, a word-of-mouth website that provides information on family friendly destinations.
buyer: ItoKuro Inc. (TSE:6049:$26.36)
Founded in 2006, ItoKuro is a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools. Their websites covers schools for elementary school to high school students. The company also offers marketing services to the education industry. "
target: Sendyou Inc.
Sendyou Inc. is an online platform for sharing information amongst parents. Sendyou Inc. has developed Comolib, a word-of-mouth website that provides information on family friendly destinations, such as restaurants, and parks. Sendyou's Kodomo Booster is a portal to compare children's classes.
price ($mm)
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announced 9/6/2019 via Company Press Release

ItoKuro Inc., will acquire Sendyou Inc.

synopsis: Sendyou Inc. is pleased to announce that they have signed an agreement to transfer all issued shares to Itokuro. Sendyou Inc. is an online platform for sharing information amongst parents. Sendyou Inc. has developed Comolib, a word-of-mouth website that provides information on family friendly destinations.
buyer: ItoKuro Inc. (TSE:6049:$26.36)
Founded in 2006, ItoKuro is a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools. Their websites covers schools for elementary school to high school students. The company also offers marketing services to the education industry. "
target: Sendyou Inc.
Sendyou Inc. is an online platform for sharing information amongst parents. Sendyou Inc. has developed Comolib, a word-of-mouth website that provides information on family friendly destinations, such as restaurants, and parks. Sendyou's Kodomo Booster is a portal to compare children's classes.
price ($mm)
$6.58
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announced 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

ItoKuro Inc., will acquire fnana inc.

synopsis: ItoKuro, a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools, will acquire fnana inc., a Japanese company that aims to help people enjoy work and life. fnana inc. operates the Medical School Preparatory Guide, a website that helps people find and compare medical prep schools.
buyer: ItoKuro Inc. (TSE:6049:$26.36)
Founded in 2006, ItoKuro is a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools. Their websites covers schools for elementary school to high school students. The company also offers marketing services to the education industry. "
target: fnana inc.
Founded in 2010, fnana inc. is a Japanese company that aims to help people enjoy work and life. The company operates the Medical School Preparatory Guide, a website that helps people find and compare medical prep schools.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Agence Rinaldi, acquired Maestro Communications

synopsis: Agence Rinaldi, Canada's go-to agency for brands looking to establish a presence in new markets or sectors, has acquired Maestro Communications, a full-service marketing agency in Quebec that is particularly known for their work in the institutional and educational sectors.
buyer: Agence Rinaldi
Headquartered in Montreal, Agence Rinaldi is the go-to agency for brands looking to establish a presence in new markets or sectors. Their expertise in web, mobile, tv, radio and sponsorship activation helps convey a brand’s story to both its existing audience and the clientele it hopes to conquer. "
target: Maestro Communications
Maestro Communications is a full-service marketing agency in Quebec. They have produced small and large masterworks, working closely with their clients. Maestro is particularly known for their work in the institutional and educational sectors.
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closed 10/2/2019 via BusinessWire

EverFi, Inc., acquired EdComs

synopsis: EVERFI, Inc., the leading social impact education technology innovator, has acquired EdComs, a company specializing in education that drives social change and brings real-world learning into the classroom.
buyer: EverFi, Inc.
EVERFI is the leading education technology company that provides learners of all ages education for the real world, through innovative and scalable digital learning. EVERFI is fueled by its Software-as-a-Service subscription model and has certified over 16 million learners in critical skill areas. "
target: EdComs
EdComs is the UK’s largest communications and marketing agency specializing in education. They help businesses and other organisations understand how partnerships with education can inform, inspire and engage children, young people and educational communities.
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closed 9/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Bentz Whaley Flessner, acquired Groundwork Digital

synopsis: Bentz Whaley Flessner, global philanthropic consultancy, has acquired Groundwork Digital, a strategic consultancy focused on digital fundraising and communications for higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations, enabling them to acquire, retain, and engage their supporters from the annual fund to the major gift program.
buyer: Bentz Whaley Flessner
Bentz Whaley Flessner is a fundraising and development consulting firm that builds committed and lasting partnerships with educational institutions, healthcare facilities and systems, community and conservation organizations, and many other non-profit organizations seeking continued growth. "
target: Groundwork Digital
Groundwork Digital is a strategic consultancy focused on digital fundraising and communications for higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations, enabling them to acquire, retain, and engage their supporters from the annual fund to the major gift program.
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closed 8/27/2015 via Company Press Release

Four Communications Group plc, acquired Broadgate Mainland

synopsis: Independent integrated agency Four Communications Group announced that it has acquired leading financial and professional services public relations agency Broadgate Mainland. The company is a leading PR agency that specialises in the financial, professional services and education sectors.
buyer: Four Communications Group plc
Four is a leading integrated agency with its key services include public relations, public affairs, marketing, sponsorship, digital & content & media buying with a particular focus on the property, travel, culture, healthcare, financial services and public sectors. "
target: Broadgate Mainland
Broadgate Mainland is a leading PR agency that specialises in the financial, professional services and education sectors. They forge close working relationships with their clients to help enhance their reputations and achieve business objectives.
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closed 7/10/2013 via PR Newswire

Finn Partners, acquired Widmeyer Communications

synopsis: Finn Partners announced the acquisition of Widmeyer Communications. The foundation of Widmeyer Communications has been anchored around public policy issues in the fields of education, health care, the economy, workforce development and energy. Widmeyer is widely recognized as America's leading firm in the highly coveted education space.
buyer parent: Ruder Finn, Inc.
buyer: Finn Partners
Finn Partners specializes in the full spectrum of public relations services, including digital and social media. Their specialty areas include technology, consumer, travel/economic development, global issues, arts, health and public and corporate affairs. "
target: Widmeyer Communications
Widmeyer Communications is an independent public relations agency. With offices in Washington and New York, Widmeyer is widely recognized as America's leading firm in the highly coveted education space.
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closed 8/20/2009 via PR Newswire

Visser Digital Media, acquired LevelVision: College

synopsis: Visser Digital Media, a premiere digital signage network and advertising solution provider, announced the acquisition of the LevelVision(R):College digital signage network from IntelliMat, Inc., dba LevelVision.
buyer: Visser Digital Media
Visser Digital Media is a premiere digital signage network and advertising solution provider focused on the out-of-home market. VDM provides retailers with a dynamic and compelling content platform of LCD digital displays strategically placed in high-traffic sites. "
target parent: LevelVision
target: LevelVision: College
LevelVision: College is a digital signage network operating in more than 315 college bookstores in 234 cities across 44 states. This widespread coverage includes 49 of the top 50 DMAs (designated marketing areas) and 11 of 12 NCAA Division I conferences.
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closed 6/13/2018 via GlobeNewswire

EducationDynamics, LLC, acquired JMH Consulting

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing and enrollment management, announces the acquisition of JMH Consulting, an innovative, customer-centric provider of higher education marketing, recruiting, and retention solutions. They offer a comprehensive suite of services on both a fee-for-service and revenue sharing basis.
buyer parent: Muirlands Capital LLC
buyer: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is the industry leader in helping colleges and universities find the highest quality student prospects to achieve their enrollments goals. EducationDynamics has earned a reputation for providing the resources and expertise required to meet today’s recruitment challenges. "
target: JMH Consulting
JMH Consulting is an organization that markets, launches, manages, and enhances educational experiences for higher education. They use innovative ideas in their strategies and solutions for online marketing. They offer a range of enrollment growth solutions for higher education institutions.
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closed 6/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired OnlineEducation.com

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., an internet marketing services and technology company, has acquired OnlineEducation.com, a provider of information on online degree programs, from BigLeads.com, engaged in the acquisition, development and management of internet properties.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$444.71)
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 parent: BigLeads.com
target: OnlineEducation.com
OnlineEducation.com has a single fixed mission: to provide prospective students with a wealth of high-quality education options. OnlineEducation.com is not an educator; instead it supplies detailed and varied information on all things higher education-related.
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closed 4/20/2011 via PR Newswire

The Reader's Digest Association, Inc., acquired Haven Home Media LLC

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (RDA), a global multimedia and direct marketing company, has acquired Haven Home Media, the sector's leading online vertical network. Led by RDA's Lifestyle Communities division, the addition of Haven Home Media will increase RDA's footprint in the Home & DIY market.
buyer parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
buyer: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.
The Reader's Digest Association is a global media and direct marketing company that educates, entertains and connects more than 130 million consumers around the world with products and services from trusted brands. "
target: Haven Home Media LLC
Haven Home Media LLC, located in New York, NY, has created the largest online audience in the home, garden and DIY market. Its alliance of more than 70 websites, all focused on home improvement, home design, landscaping and construction, represents an audience of 14MM consumer home enthusiasts.
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closed 5/7/2012 via GlobeNewswire

American Student List merged with Alloy Direct Marketing,

synopsis: American Student List, a leading supplier of youth marketing data and a division of Euro RSCG Discovery, and Alloy Direct Marketing, one of the nation's leading youth, young adult and student direct marketing providers, announced they will merge effective immediately, launching a new company called AlloyASL.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: Alloy Direct Marketing
Alloy Direct Marketing is a division of Alloy Media + Marketing and one of the nation's leading youth, young adult and student direct marketing providers. Alloy is a leading provider of media and entertainment for the 12-34 year old market. "
target parent: Havas Worldwide
target: American Student List
American Student List has been the nation's leading provider of youth marketing data for over three decades. They've earned their reputation as the most trusted name in youth marketing through their ongoing commitment to delivering extraordinarily accurate data and unparalleled customer service.
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closed 10/18/2010 via BusinessWire

Triumph Learning, acquired Educational Tools, Inc.

synopsis: Triumph Learning, the market leader in state-specific, standards-focused education material that supports student instruction, said that it has acquired Educational Tools, Inc., the developer of the industry leading iCORE digital curriculum product for state-aligned and Common Core standards instruction.
buyer parent: Haights Cross Communications, LLC
buyer: Triumph Learning
Triumph Learning, a subsidiary of Haights Cross Communications, is the market leader in state-specific, standards-focused education material that supports student instruction. The company’s mission is to assist teachers in their goal to raise student achievement. "
target: Educational Tools, Inc.
Educational Tools, Inc. is the creator and developer of iCORE, an industry leading digital curriculum tool for K-12 teachers nationwide. iCORE provides individualized instruction that is fully aligned to state specific standards for math, science, reading and social studies.
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closed 5/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Link-Systems International, acquired ComFit Learning

synopsis: Link-Systems International, Inc., a market leader in integrated, technology-based solutions for educators, announced that, through its wholly owned subsidiary CF Learning, LLC, it has completed its acquisition of the Comfit™ online learning business from Comfit, LLC, a Connecticut-based education company.
buyer: Link-Systems International
Link-Systems International, Inc. (LSI) is a market-leading software company that helps academic institutions create effective digital solutions for teaching and learning. LSI has created several unique and powerful software platforms that facilitate the sharing of content over the Internet. "
target: ComFit Learning
ComFit Learning is an Internet-based education company that develops technology-supported instructional resources specifically designed to help educators reverse the increasingly worrisome trend of declining retention and graduation rates.
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closed 10/6/2011 via Capital IQ

Cambium Learning Group, Inc., acquired Class.com, Inc.

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, announced that the Company has purchased the assets of Class.com, an industry-leading provider of online learning solutions.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group is the leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations. The company operates three core divisions: Voyager, Sopris, and Cambium Learning Technologies. "
target: Class.com, Inc.
Class.com equips educators with the tools to help every student succeed by providing schools and organizations with high-quality, research-based, online learning solutions that cater to the needs of 21st-century learners.
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closed 3/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Embibe, acquired 100 Marks

synopsis: Leading education portal to prepare for competitive entrance tests Embibe.com announced the take-over of 100Marks, a student guidance platform for Indian Institute of Information Technology Joint Entrance Examination and All India Engineering Entrance Examination.
buyer: Embibe
Embibe.com is the flagship brand of Mumbai based company - Individual Learning Pvt Ltd., an education analytics consumer tech start-up. Embibe is a leading education portal to prepare for competitive entrance tests in India. "
target: 100 Marks
100Marks is aiming to be one stop shop for education material online. 100Marks is a place where users can get access to free customized study plans and free preparation material for Indian Institute of Information Technology Joint Entrance Examination and All India Engineering Entrance Examination.
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closed 4/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Telegraph Media Group, acquired Gojimo

synopsis: The Telegraph Media Group (TMG), the publisher of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph newspapers, has acquired exam preparation and revision app Gojimo in a move to reach out to and further engage a younger audience. Available on iOS, Android and the web, Gojimo claims to be the UK’s number one exam preparation app.
buyer: Telegraph Media Group
Telegraph Media Group (TMG) is a multi-media news publisher of the world-renowned, agenda-setting content found in its titles: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Telegraph website and The Telegraph weekly world edition. "
target: Gojimo
Gojimo is the leading test prep app for students in the UK and US. Students can access textbooks, study guides, and quizzes from the world's lead educational publishers on their mobile device or tablet.
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announced 11/14/2012 via PR Web

Bell Curves LLC, will acquire Acceptional, Inc.

synopsis: Bell Curves, LLC, a privately held test preparation company based in New York City, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Acceptional, Inc, a provider of college admissions essay writing resources.
buyer: Bell Curves LLC
Bell Curves is a socially responsible test prep and educational services company based in New York City. Since its inception, it has developed a diverse clientele comprised of non-profit organizations, educational institutions, young professionals, and college and graduate school-bound students. "
target: Acceptional, Inc.
Acceptional, Inc. provides college admissions essay writing resources. A student at one of Acceptional's target schools uploads the personal statement or college admission essay that got her into college. Every time someone reads that sample college essay, the author gets paid.
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closed 4/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired PrepU

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired the adaptive learning technology that powers the PrepU quizzing tool for nursing and medical education. PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PrepU
PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences. The company offers test prep for college biology, nursing, and medical concentrations.
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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)
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Varsity Tutors, acquired Veritas Prep

synopsis: Varsity Tutors, the online learning platform that launched in 2007, has announced the acquisition of Veritas Prep. Veritas Prep launched in 2002 with a suite of test prep courses. Over the years, Veritas built out its online live classes as well as a business around admissions consulting.
buyer: Varsity Tutors
Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students and professionals with personalized instruction to achieve any goal. To date, students have accessed more than two million hours of live instruction on the platform. "
target: Veritas Prep
Veritas Prep launched in 2002 with a suite of test prep courses. Over the years, Veritas built out its online live classes as well as a business around admissions consulting. Veritas Prep is a GMAT preparation center for students.
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closed 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Hobsons Inc., acquired Beat The GMAT

synopsis: Hobsons, the leader in recruitment, communication, and student success solutions, announced the acquisition of Beat The GMAT, the world's largest social network for MBA applicants, serving over 2 million business school aspirants each year.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is a premier provider of innovative technology and integrated marketing solutions that empower education professionals to manage the entire student lifecycle, including recruitment, enrollment, and retention. "
target: Beat The GMAT
BTG Test Prep, LLC, doing business as Beat The GMAT, operates a social network for MBA applicants that provides access to GMAT prep and MBA admissions advice/resources.
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