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Application Software M&A image Application Software M&A » By The Online Investor Staff, updated Tue., May. 24, 8:12 AM Recent mergers and acquisitions in the Application Software M&A category.

Slide #3. Bankrate

Acquirer: Bankrate (RATE)
Details: Bankrate, Inc. (NYSE: RATE) announced today the acquisition of Caring, Inc., a privately held, San Mateo California-based company and the owner of, a leading senior care resource for those seeking information and support as they care for aging family members and loved ones. provides assisted living and eldercare content, online support groups, and a comprehensive Senior Care Directory for the United States. Caring generates revenue primarily through referral fees from senior housing communities, as well as subscription and display revenue. The purchase price of $54 million in cash is subject to adjustments, and the Caring team will join Bankrate, Inc.

Bankrate is a publisher, aggregator and distributor of personal finance content on the Internet. Co. has four segments: Credit Cards, which provide visitors with a selection of consumer and business credit and prepaid cards, providing detailed information and comparison capabilities; Banking, which provide information on rates for various types of mortgages, home lending and refinancing options; Senior Care, which provide original articles, tools, an online senior living community directory for the U.S. and a local directory covering a range of other senior caregiving services; and Other, which includes unallocated corporate overhead and the elimination of transactions between segments.

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