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closed 10/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Edline LLC merged with Blackboard Inc.,

synopsis: Education software company Blackboard Inc. has bought Edline Holdings Inc., a learning management software company. Edline offers its flagship product "learning community management system," which provides content management such as Web design, editing, permissions, templates, and also learning management tools.
buyer parent:Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities.
target parent: Archipelago Learning, Inc.
target: Edline LLC
Edline is the K12 Web site/portal solution that enables secure parent access to grades, attendance, homework, and other private information. Edline generates teacher web pages, provides group calendaring, virtual file storage, and parental email alerts as part of their web communication platform.
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closed 11/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Intel Corporation, acquired Kno Inc

synopsis: Intel Corporation unveiled that an education- software setup called Kno, is acquired by the company that specializes in interactive textbooks for mobile devices. They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
buyer: Intel Corporation(INTC:$52,325.00)
Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments.
target: Kno Inc
Kno, Inc. is an education software company on a mission to "Change The Way Students Learn." They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
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closed 12/9/2010 via BNC Analysis

CompassLearning, Inc., acquired Renzulli Learning Systems, LLC

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners® is pleased to announce that it has acquired Renzulli Learning Systems, LLC, a provider of interactive, online educational programming that engages students through the use of customized learning profiles. Renzulli has been integrated with CompassLearning, a Marlin portfolio company.
buyer parent:Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: CompassLearning, Inc.
CompassLearning, Inc. develops research-based curriculum and assessment software solutions for students. Odyssey, its flagship K–12 software-based curriculum, assesses each student's understanding of key concepts and prescribes a personalized learning path consisting of research-based activities.
target: Renzulli Learning Systems, LLC
Renzulli Learning, creator of the Renzulli Learning Differentiation EngineTM, puts students in touch with engaging, individualized resources specially chosen for their interest areas and learning styles.
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closed 1/9/2007 via PR Newswire

ePALS Classroom Exchange merged with In2Books,

synopsis: In2Books and ePALS Classroom Exchange announce that they have merged. The combination brings together In2Books' research proven, literacy-based subject matter curriculum with ePALS's network of more than 120,000 collaborating classrooms and 7 million students in 191 countries.
buyer: In2Books
The In2Books Foundation provides an effective and convenient way to “think globally and act locally.” With the foundation’s assistance, community organizations can organize volunteers and bring the In2Books program into their schools and neighborhoods.
target: ePALS Classroom Exchange
ePALS Classroom Exchange is internationally recognized as the leading provider of school-safe email and collaborative technology. The ePALS Global Network enables students and teachers from 191 countries worldwide to employ the Internet as the ultimate communication and cross-cultural learning tool.
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closed 5/8/2009 via BNC Analysis

Blackboard Inc., acquired ANGEL Learning

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., a global leader in education technology, has acquired privately-held ANGEL Learning, Inc., a leading developer of e-learning software to the U.S. education industry. ANGEL Learning's flagship products are the ANGEL Learning Management Suite and the ANGEL ePortfolio system.
buyer: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite.
target: ANGEL Learning
ANGEL Learning, Inc. develops and markets enterprise e-learning software. ANGEL Learning's flagship products are the ANGEL Learning Management Suite and the ANGEL ePortfolio system.
price ($mm)
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$21
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0.0x
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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.
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 4/11/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Virtual Sage

synopsis: Kaplan Inc., a global education leader, announced the acquisition of Virtual Sage, a developer of online high school courses. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer parent:The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools.
target: Virtual Sage
Virtual Sage offers a complete curriculum of individual courses - currently over 180 comprehensive online courses for grades 8 – 12. The curriculum includes college prep, elective, honors, and Advanced Placement courses. Virtual Sage develops and adds new courses to the online program regularly.
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closed 1/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Scantron Corporation, acquired GlobalScholar

synopsis: Scantron Corporation announced that it has acquired GlobalScholar, an education technology company. GlobalScholar’s technology solutions are marketed under the “Pinnacle” brand and are designed to manage the entire cycle of learning for K-12 students, teachers, parents and education administrators.
buyer parent:M&F Worldwide Corp.
buyer: Scantron Corporation
Scantron helps education, commercial, and government organizations worldwide measure and improve effectiveness with assessment and survey solutions built on leading products and comprehensive, value-added services.
target parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
target: GlobalScholar
GlobalScholar empowers educators, parents and students throughout the entire learning lifecycle, helping schools achieve educational excellence. Pinnacle Suite, supports all aspects of managing education at K-12 schools.
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$140
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closed 5/31/2012 via PR Newswire

Full East International Limited, merged with Neologic Animation Inc.

synopsis: Neologic Animation Inc., an educational software Company in the People's Republic of China, announced that it has completed its merger with Full East International Limited. Neologic Animation Inc.'s afterschool training website for primary school students, is an educational online game.
buyer: Full East International Limited(NANI:$0.00)
Full East International Limited is a shell company.
target: Neologic Animation Inc.
Neologic Animation Inc. is an educational software company in the People's Republic of China. The educational online game "Naniya World" is geared to primary school students and is focused on cultivating students' independent learning capacity as well as their self-development capacity.
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closed 6/16/2006 via PR Newswire

Education World, acquired SchoolNotes

synopsis: SchoolNotes has been acquired by Education World. SchoolNotes provides easy-to-use school-to-home communications tools, enabling teachers to set up Web pages where students can get their homework and consult learning resources.
buyer parent:EDmin.com, Inc.
buyer: Education World
Education World, the leading free education Web site, features new, original content every weekday of the school year.
target: SchoolNotes
SchoolNotes provides easy-to-use school-to-home communications tools, enabling teachers to set up Web pages where students can get their homework and consult learning resources. SchoolNotes also offers classroom updates for parents to check on student progress.
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closed 11/9/2011 via Company Press Release

Blackboard Inc., acquired CerBibo Corporation

synopsis: Blackboard has made a major investment to support online learning in China, by acquiring full ownership of CerBibo, a company that has brought its online learning solution to hundreds of institutions in China. The move enhances the company’s ability to make deeper investments to support greater use of online learning.
buyer parent:Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities.
target: CerBibo Corporation
CerBibo dedicates itself to provide leading E-learning service to educational market in China. CerBibo provides E-learning software series and a full-fledged set of highly scalable solutions to various kinds of schools and educational training institutions.
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closed 6/20/2013 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Aleks Corporation

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education, a leading digital learning company, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ALEKS Corporation, the privately held developer of the ALEKS adaptive learning technology for the K-12 and higher education markets.
buyer parent:Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world.
target: Aleks Corporation
ALEKS Corporation is the leader in the creation of web-based artificially intelligent educational software. ALEKS is founded on a field of ground-breaking research in mathematical cognitive science and applied mathematics known as Knowledge Space Theory.
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closed 11/1/2012 via Company Press Release

ConnectEDU, Inc., acquired Epsilen Inc.

synopsis: ConnectEDU announced the acquisition of Epsilen – a cloud-based e-portfolio, skills assessment, professional development and social learning management platform.
buyer: ConnectEDU, Inc.
ConnectEDU, Inc. is the web-based leader in empowering learners to manage their education, launch their careers, and secure a more stable financial future. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real learners and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities.
target parent: The New York Times Company
target: Epsilen Inc.
Serving educators and students in over 600 K-12 and higher education institutions worldwide, Epsilen provides a social learning environment with personalized tools to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
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closed 7/27/2011 via Market Wire

New University Holdings Corp., merged with ePals, Inc.

synopsis: ePals Corp (formerly New University Holdings Corp.) has completed its previously announced merger with ePals, Inc., pursuant to which New University acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of ePals ,Inc., a leading K12 social learning network (SLN) and education technology company.
buyer: New University Holdings Corp.
New University Holdings Corp. intends to identify and evaluate assets or businesses with a view to complete a qualifying transaction. The company was incorporated in July 2010 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
target: ePals, Inc.
ePals, Inc. is a leading global K12 social learning network and offers primary and secondary schools, teachers, students and parents worldwide a safe and secure platform for building educational communities, providing quality digital content, and more.
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closed 4/27/2011 via Company Press Release

Edline LLC, acquired TH(i)NQ Ed

synopsis: Edline, the leading provider of website and communications solutions specifically designed for K-12 education, has announced the acquisition of TH(i)NQ Ed, formerly SchoolCenter, a leading provider of K-12 website and communication solutions. TH(i)NQ Ed serves over 5,000 schools throughout the U.S.
buyer parent:Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Edline LLC
Edline is the K12 Web site/portal solution that enables secure parent access to grades, attendance, homework, and other private information. Edline generates teacher web pages, provides group calendaring, virtual file storage, and parental email alerts as part of their web communication platform.
target: TH(i)NQ Ed
THiNQ Ed is a leading strategic online solutions company in the education market, providing schools and districts with a proven approach to developing and implementing best-in-class online environments that build stronger communities and enhance collaboration inside and outside the classroom.
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closed 11/10/2010 via PR Newswire

Measured Progress, acquired Datawise, Inc.

synopsis: Measured Progress has greatly enhanced its assessment and data management capabilities with the recent acquisition of Datawise, Inc. Datawise provides support for all aspects of assessment automation and data management.
buyer: Measured Progress
Measured Progress is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to student learning and improving instruction in the standards-based classroom. The organization develops state- and district-level assessments and is a provider of alternate assessment for students with cognitive disabilities.
target: Datawise, Inc.
Datawise is a Redding, California-based company that empowers educators by offering access to meaningful data. Datawise specializes in all aspects of assessment automation and data management.
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closed 7/22/2010 via BNC Analysis

Promethean World PLC, acquired SynapticMash, LLC

synopsis: Promethean, a U.K.-based provider of interactive learning technology, has acquired U.S. education software firm SynapticMash Inc.
buyer: Promethean World PLC
Promethean World PLC creates, develops, supplies and supports leading edge, interactive learning technology including interactive whiteboards. Promethean also provides comprehensive training and support.
target: SynapticMash, LLC
SynapticMash creates online tools for school administrators, teachers, parents, and students to enhance their learning programs.
price ($mm)
$9.00
rev ($mm)
$1
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EV / rev
18.6x
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closed 1/29/2007 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Study Island

synopsis: Study Island, a provider of web based educational programs for K-12, has been purchased by Providence Equity Partners, Inc. in a cash transaction for $100 million.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in communications and media companies around the world. The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with approximately $21 billion in equity commitments.
target: Study Island
Study Island has provides K-12 schools with the most practical and effective web-based learning programs available. All of our products are web-based, state standards-based, and research based. Our in-house writing and editing staff designs and creates our programs.
price ($mm)
$100
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$10
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10.0x
announced 10/18/2011 via Reuters

HTC Corporation, will acquire Zoodles

synopsis: HTC Corp, HTC, the world's No.5 smartphone company, plans to buy Inquisitive Minds, a U.S. maker of children's software, for $13 million to expand its offering of applications. Inquisitive Minds' Zoodles is an online platform for education and learning for young children that offers games, videos, story books, an art studio, and more.
buyer: HTC Corporation
Inquisitive Minds, d/b/a Zoodles, provides an online platform for education and learning for young children. Zoodles has thousands of fun, educational games that are always changing. Zoodles' simple interface makes it easy for kids to play independently.
target: Zoodles
Inquisitive Minds, d/b/a Zoodles, provides an online platform for education and learning for young children. Zoodles has thousands of fun, educational games that are always changing. Zoodles' simple interface makes it easy for kids to play independently.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 4/10/2014 via Market Wire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Renaissance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renaissance Learning, a leading provider of online assessments and data-powered teaching and learning solutions, announced that Hellman & Friedman, the San Francisco-based private equity investment firm, has successfully completed its acquisition of Renaissance from the Permira funds.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Hellman & Friedman LLC is a leading private equity investment firm that focuses on investing in superior business franchises and serving as a partner to management in select industries including software, internet & digital media, business & marketing services, financial services and healthcare.
target parent: Permira
target: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning is a leader of K12 assessment and learning analytics with a presence in more than a third of U.S. schools and 60 countries around the world. It is composed of top researchers, educators, data scientists and technologists that create and perfect classroom-proven tools.
price ($mm)
$1,100
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closed 10/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Edline LLC merged with Blackboard Inc.,

synopsis: Education software company Blackboard Inc. has bought Edline Holdings Inc., a learning management software company. Edline offers its flagship product "learning community management system," which provides content management such as Web design, editing, permissions, templates, and also learning management tools.
buyer parent:Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities.
target parent: Archipelago Learning, Inc.
target: Edline LLC
Edline is the K12 Web site/portal solution that enables secure parent access to grades, attendance, homework, and other private information. Edline generates teacher web pages, provides group calendaring, virtual file storage, and parental email alerts as part of their web communication platform.
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closed 4/27/2011 via Company Press Release

Edline LLC, acquired TH(i)NQ Ed

synopsis: Edline, the leading provider of website and communications solutions specifically designed for K-12 education, has announced the acquisition of TH(i)NQ Ed, formerly SchoolCenter, a leading provider of K-12 website and communication solutions. TH(i)NQ Ed serves over 5,000 schools throughout the U.S.
buyer parent:Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Edline LLC
Edline is the K12 Web site/portal solution that enables secure parent access to grades, attendance, homework, and other private information. Edline generates teacher web pages, provides group calendaring, virtual file storage, and parental email alerts as part of their web communication platform.
target: TH(i)NQ Ed
THiNQ Ed is a leading strategic online solutions company in the education market, providing schools and districts with a proven approach to developing and implementing best-in-class online environments that build stronger communities and enhance collaboration inside and outside the classroom.
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closed 1/10/2010 via Company Press Release

Edline LLC, acquired SchoolFusion

synopsis: The assets of SchoolFusion, a leading provider of website and communication solutions for K-12 education, have been acquired by Edline LLC, a portfolio company of Providence Equity. SchoolFusion’s user-friendly website tools empower teachers and administrators to easily create and maintain content rich school and classroom pages.
buyer parent:Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Edline LLC
Edline is the K12 Web site/portal solution that enables secure parent access to grades, attendance, homework, and other private information. Edline generates teacher web pages, provides group calendaring, virtual file storage, and parental email alerts as part of their web communication platform.
target: SchoolFusion
SchoolFusion is a leading provider of website and communication solutions for K-12 education. Its customized web tools connect teachers, students and parents by empowering districts to communicate more effectively.
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closed 1/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired MyEdu

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., announced the acquisition of MyEdu, a provider of a popular technology platform that helps college students create an academic roadmap tailored to their academic and career goals and build their first "professional profile" to connect to jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent:Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities.
target: MyEdu
MyEdu is the definitive online source to increase success and save money in college. MyEdu helps students to create a personalized graduation plan and make informed decisions about their courses, schedule, professors and major.
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Moodlerooms, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired Moodlerooms, a provider of open source online learning solutions to the education industry. Moodlerooms, Inc. provides an online learning platform that solves the instructional, financial, and technology needs for K-12, higher education, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
buyer parent:Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities.
target: Moodlerooms, Inc.
Moodlerooms, Inc. provides an online learning platform that solves the instructional, financial, and technology needs for K-12, higher education, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired NetSpot Pty Ltd

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired NetSpot. NetSpot is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. It helps institutions focus on their core mission by managing their eLearning technology and by licensing world class software.
buyer parent:Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities.
target: NetSpot Pty Ltd
NetSpot is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. It helps institutions focus on their core mission by managing their eLearning technology and by licensing world class software.
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closed 11/9/2011 via Company Press Release

Blackboard Inc., acquired CerBibo Corporation

synopsis: Blackboard has made a major investment to support online learning in China, by acquiring full ownership of CerBibo, a company that has brought its online learning solution to hundreds of institutions in China. The move enhances the company’s ability to make deeper investments to support greater use of online learning.
buyer parent:Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities.
target: CerBibo Corporation
CerBibo dedicates itself to provide leading E-learning service to educational market in China. CerBibo provides E-learning software series and a full-fledged set of highly scalable solutions to various kinds of schools and educational training institutions.
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closed 10/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Edline LLC merged with Blackboard Inc.,

synopsis: Education software company Blackboard Inc. has bought Edline Holdings Inc., a learning management software company. Edline offers its flagship product "learning community management system," which provides content management such as Web design, editing, permissions, templates, and also learning management tools.
buyer parent:Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities.
target parent: Archipelago Learning, Inc.
target: Edline LLC
Edline is the K12 Web site/portal solution that enables secure parent access to grades, attendance, homework, and other private information. Edline generates teacher web pages, provides group calendaring, virtual file storage, and parental email alerts as part of their web communication platform.
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closed 10/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Providence Equity Partners, acquired Blackboard Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition by an investor group led by affiliates of Providence Equity Partners. Blackboard is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, information services and education companies around the world.
target: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities.
price($mm)[EV]
$1,585 [$1,712]
rev ($mm)
$481
EBITDA ($mm)
$79
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
22.3x
closed 2/4/2011 via BNC Analysis

Blackboard Inc., acquired iStrategy Solutions

synopsis: iStrategy Solutions and Blackboard have decided to join forces. iStrategy provides information technology solutions in the areas of business intelligence, analytical business processes, and financial systems. It offers business intelligence, data warehousing, analytic applications, budgeting and planning, and management reporting solutions.
buyer parent:Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities.
target: iStrategy Solutions
iStrategy Solutions provides information technology solutions in the areas of business intelligence, analytical business processes, and financial systems. It offers business intelligence, data warehousing, analytic applications, budgeting and planning, and management reporting solutions.
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$13
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closed 1/12/2011 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Presidium Learning

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced the launch of a new student services offering with the acquisition of Presidium Inc., a leading provider of administrative and academic support services to hundreds of colleges and universities. With the new services, Blackboard further expands its capability to support all aspects of the student experience.
buyer: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite.
target: Presidium Learning
Presidium is an education services management company and partner to more than 800 of the world’s most progressive education providers. Presidium drives client results in every major benchmark, including retention, enrollment growth, operational efficiency, and financial aid utilization.
price ($mm)
$53*
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closed 8/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Wimba, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired Wimba, Inc., a leading provider of synchronous learning and collaboration technology to the education markets. Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative learning solutions and services to the Further/Higher Education and K-12 markets.
buyer: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite.
target: Wimba, Inc.
Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative solutions that engage students, support business needs, and save time and money. The Wimba Collaboration Suite offers students, teachers and administrators an engaging and comprehensive collaboration environment for instruction, meetings and help.
price($mm)[EV]
$47 [$45]
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announced 7/7/2010 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., will acquire Elluminate, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Elluminate, Inc. a leading provider of synchronous learning and collaboration technology to the education markets.
buyer: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite.
target: Elluminate, Inc.
Elluminate, Inc. delivers best-in-class web, audio, video, and social networking solutions optimized for 21st century teaching, learning, and collaboration. The company helps unify enterprise technologies to ensure that learning and collaboration happen in a better, faster, and more efficient way.
price($mm)[EV]
$44 [$40]
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/26/2010 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Saf-T-Net, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of privately-held Saf-T-Net, Inc., provider of AlertNow, a leading messaging and mass notification solution for the K-12 marketplace, for approximately $33 million in cash, excluding transaction costs and subject to certain adjustments.
buyer: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite.
target: Saf-T-Net, Inc.
Saf-T-Net, Inc., provider of AlertNow, introduced one of the first Software as a Service (SaaS) options to provide rapid communications. AlertNow enables schools to deliver thousands of messages to telephones, mobile phones, PDAs or any Internet-enabled device within minutes.
price($mm)[EV]
$34 [$38]
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/15/2009 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Terriblyclever Design, LLC

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., a global leader in education technology, announced a major step in its efforts to support students' mobile lifestyle with the acquisition of Terriblyclever Design, LLC, makers of MobilEdu, the category defining suite of iPhone and mobile Web applications for education.
buyer: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite.
target: Terriblyclever Design, LLC
Founded in August of 2007, TerriblyClever Design emerged as a company determined to further the art and science of branded applications for social networking sites like Facebook - while concurrently pursuing its other passion, website development.
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closed 5/8/2009 via BNC Analysis

Blackboard Inc., acquired ANGEL Learning

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., a global leader in education technology, has acquired privately-held ANGEL Learning, Inc., a leading developer of e-learning software to the U.S. education industry. ANGEL Learning's flagship products are the ANGEL Learning Management Suite and the ANGEL ePortfolio system.
buyer: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite.
target: ANGEL Learning
ANGEL Learning, Inc. develops and markets enterprise e-learning software. ANGEL Learning's flagship products are the ANGEL Learning Management Suite and the ANGEL ePortfolio system.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2008 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired NTI Group

synopsis: Blackboard a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education community, announced that it has completed the acquisition of privately-held The NTI Group, Inc., a leading provider of mass messaging and notifications solutions for educational and government organizations via voice, email, SMS, and other text-receiving devices.
buyer: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite.
target: NTI Group
The NTI Group, Inc. is a privately held company that provides communication systems designed specifically for local, regional, state, and Federal government entities. The Connect family of services enables rapid dissemination of critical information via voice and text devices.
price($mm)[EV]
$166 [$164]
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
6.3x
EV / EBITDA
112.5x
closed 2/28/2006 via PR Newswire

WebCT, Inc. merged with Blackboard.com,

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced the completion of its merger with WebCT, Inc. Blackboard, as previously announced, is acquiring WebCT in a cash transaction for $178 million. The combination of Blackboard and WebCT establishes one of the most innovative global software companies serving the education industry.
buyer: Blackboard.com(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite.
target: WebCT, Inc.
WebCT, Inc. is the world's leading provider of e-Learning solutions for higher education. WebCT began with an educator's dream for his students: a flexible, integrated environment where he could use the latest technology to foster inquiry, encourage discourse and inspire collaboration.
price ($mm)
$178
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*Price paid does not equal Enterprise Value as the buyer aqcuired less than 100% of target
closed 2/6/2014 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Area9

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education announced that it has acquired Area9 Aps, an adaptive learning company that develops technologies that fix the gaps in helping people learn with the goal of finding a better way of delivering training and education.
buyer parent:Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world.
target: Area9
Area9 develops technologies that fix the gaps in helping people learn with the goal of finding a better way of delivering training and education. Area9's software technologies help content providers develop personalized educational and training solutions.
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closed 8/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

CrossKnowledge, acquired Digital SK

synopsis: CrossKnowledge announced its purchase of Digital SK, the leading Brazilian e-learning provider. This acquisition further consolidates CrossKnowledge's position as a world-class distance training provider.
buyer: CrossKnowledge
Founded in 2000, CrossKnowledge is the European leader in remote development of leadership and managerial skills, using new technologies.
target: Digital SK
Digital SK was founded in 2004 and quickly took up a dominant position on the Brazilian e-learning market with an extensive range of training content and innovative technological solutions designed for large public and private organizations as well as the education sector.
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closed 12/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pearson plc, acquired iOKI Sp. k

synopsis: Pearson plc, one of the world's premier media and education companies, acquired of all the rights and obligations of limited partners in iOKI Sp. k., a Poland-based supplier of e-learning solutions.
buyer: Pearson plc(PSO:$8,466.65)
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn.
target: iOKI Sp. k
IOKI's portfolio encompasses a broad range of services; which include: designing and preparation of e-learning platforms, creation of e-learning courses, delivery of educational materials, such as e-workbooks, for different education sectors and subjects.
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closed 1/23/2012 via BusinessWire

SunGard Higher Education merged with Datatel Inc.,

synopsis: Hellman & Friedman, Datatel+SGHE, and SunGard Data Systems announced that the transactions to combine the businesses of Datatel and SunGard Higher Education have closed. As a result, more than 3,000 employees will be dedicated exclusively to delivering solutions to education institutions in 40 countries.
buyer parent:Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Datatel Inc.
Datatel provides technology solutions and professional business services to higher education institutions throughout North America. More than five million traditional, lifelong, and distance learners touch Datatel products daily as they consider and manage their educational options.
target parent: SunGard Data Systems Inc.
target: SunGard Higher Education
Sungard Higher Education, Inc. provides software, systems integration, strategic consulting, and technology management services to colleges and universities. The company offers administrative solutions, including ERP, student information, financial management, financial aid, and more.
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announced 8/2/2011 via BusinessWire

Apollo Group, Inc., will purchase eLearning Technology from Carnegie Mellon University

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. announced that it has agreed to acquire eLearning Technology from Carnegie Mellon University. The acquisition allows Apollo to accelerate its efforts to incorporate adaptive learning into its academic platform and to provide tools to help raise student achievement in mathematics.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc.(APOL:$3,681.31)
Apollo Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest private education providers. The Company offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both online and on-campus at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through its subsidiaries.
seller: Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University is an educational and research institution. The university was founded in 1900 and is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It has endowment assets worth $756 million.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Providence Equity Partners, acquired Blackboard Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition by an investor group led by affiliates of Providence Equity Partners. Blackboard is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, information services and education companies around the world.
target: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities.
price($mm)[EV]
$1,585 [$1,712]
rev ($mm)
$481
EBITDA ($mm)
$79
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
22.3x
closed 7/31/2007 via PR Newswire

Pearson plc, acquired eCollege

synopsis: eCollege a leading provider of eLearning and enrollment services to post-secondary education, today announced that it has been acquired by Pearson Education. As previously announced, approximately 84 percent of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of eCollege voted to approve the transaction.
buyer parent:Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson plc
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing.
target: eCollege
As the only eLearning outsource provider focused on developing full online distance programs, eCollege supports some of the largest and fastest growing online degree, certificate and professional development programs in the country.
price($mm)[EV]
$504 [$496]
rev ($mm)
$55
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
EV / rev
9.0x
EV / EBITDA
27.0x
closed 6/30/2011 via Publishers Weekly

Vital Source Technologies Inc., acquired VPG Integrated Media

synopsis: The Ingram Content Group has expanded its digital textbook offerings with the acquisition of VPG Integrated Media, an interactive textbook producer based in Boston, Mass. VPG’s list of e-books, enhanced e-books, interactive apps and video content will be integrated with those of Vital Source, Ingram’s e-textbook and digital content delivery unit.
buyer parent:Ingram Industries
buyer: Vital Source Technologies Inc.
VitalSource Technologies, Inc. develops digital book solutions. The company enables publishers, distributors, and other partners to create and deliver textbooks and other content directly to users' computers in its VitalBook file format.
target: VPG Integrated Media
VPG is a leading developer of interactive applications and rich media products for educational publishers. VPG is known in the industry for its highly sought-after eBook and whiteboar technologies, interactive applications, sophisticated integration with publisher technologies, and production.
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announced 2/20/2007 via Company Press Release

Thomson Learning, will acquire Aplia, Inc.

synopsis: Thomson Learning, part of The Thomson Corporation announced its intention to acquire Aplia Inc., an educational company dedicated to improving learning outcomes by increasing student effort and engagement. The move reflects Thomson Learning’s commitment to continue growth in the digital teaching and learning solutions.
buyer parent:The Thomson Corporation
buyer: Thomson Learning
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world.
target: Aplia, Inc.
Aplia, Inc. is a collection of Web-based tools that enables professors to incorporate two key teaching elements: assigning frequent online homework that is automatically tracked and graded; and easily incorporating active-learning such as experiments and current events into the classroom.
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closed 10/26/2009 via BusinessWire

Smarterville, Inc., acquired Educational Resources, Inc.

synopsis: A subsidiary of Smarterville, Inc., Smarterville Educational, LLC, has acquired selected operating and brand assets of Educational Resources Inc. and Sunburst Technology Corporation. Smarterville, Inc. is a leading provider of branded, supplemental educational content and solutions.
buyer: Smarterville, Inc.
Smarterville, Inc. is a leading provider of branded, supplemental educational content and solutions. Smarterville empowers parents and teachers to help children succeed.
target parent: Education Enrichment Resources, Inc.
target: Educational Resources, Inc.
Educational Resources, America’s largest distributor of educational technology, offers more than just software and accessories to educators. For almost twenty years, Educational Resources has provideing value-added services and qualified consultation to schools.
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closed 11/1/2007 via PR Newswire

Education Enrichment Resources, Inc., acquired Educational Resources, Inc.

synopsis: Education Enrichment Resources, Inc., a provider of supplemental technology, teaching materials and supplies to education institutions, announced its acquisition of Educational Resources from Thayer│Hidden Creek. Top reseller Educational Resources is headquartered in Elgin, IL.
buyer: Education Enrichment Resources, Inc.
Education Enrichment Resources, Inc. is focused on providing quality products to the education industry. EERI has primarily supplied K-12 schools nationally through its different operating units and brand names since 1985.
target parent: Thayer Hidden Creek
target: Educational Resources, Inc.
Educational Resources, America’s largest distributor of educational technology, offers more than just software and accessories to educators. For almost twenty years, Educational Resources has provideing value-added services and qualified consultation to schools.
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closed 3/19/2012 via Company Press Release

Investcorp, acquired GL Education Group

synopsis: Investcorp, the alternative investments specialist, announced that it has acquired GL Education Group, formerly Granada Learning Group, the leading UK provider of non-regulated pupil and school assessment solutions for primary and secondary schools, from Veronis Suhler Stevenson.
buyer: Investcorp
Investcorp is a global investment group with offices in London, New York and Bahrain. The firm has five lines of business: private equity investment, global hedge fund, technology investment, real estate investment, and Gulf growth capital.
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: GL Education Group
Based in London, GL Education Group, formerly Granada Learning, provides assessment products and services used by teachers to measure students' core abilities and to take decisions about their learning paths. The company comprises two business units: GL Assessment and GL Performance.
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closed 1/25/2012 via Company Press Release

Infinitas Learning Netherlands B.V., acquired LJ Create

synopsis: Infinitas Learning has completed the acquisition of LJ Create Ltd. As a leading digital educational solutions provider in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), LJ Create serves schools, colleges and industry both nationally and internationally through its long-established US subsidiary and global distributor network.
buyer parent:Bridgepoint Capital Limited
buyer: Infinitas Learning Netherlands B.V.
Infinitas Learning is one of Europe’s leading providers of innovative and engaging teaching and learning resources. Operating in seven countries across Europe with agents across the world, Infinitas Learning employs 1,400 staff in Holland, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Austria and the UK.
target: LJ Create
LJ Create develops and provides multi-lingual, blended learning teaching resources in the form of fully integrated hardware, software and rich e-learning content ranging from topic and subject-specific learning solutions through to complete classroom management systems.
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closed 12/22/2006 via BusinessWire

HM Rivergroup PLC, acquired Riverdeep Holdings Limited

synopsis: HM Rivergroup PLC, a newly-formed Irish public limited company, has completed the acquisition of Riverdeep Holdings, Limited. With the transaction now completed, HM Rivergroup PLC will change its name to Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC.
buyer: HM Rivergroup PLC
Education Media and Publishing Group Limited publishes textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and educational materials for elementary and secondary schools, and colleges. It also publishes reference works, and fiction and nonfiction works for adults and young readers.
target: Riverdeep Holdings Limited
Founded in 1995, Riverdeep Inc. is the fastest growing education and consumer software company in the United States. Riverdeep’s Web-based and CD-ROM solutions can be found in more than 45,000 schools in over 20 countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$1,200
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 12/22/2005 via BusinessWire

Great Wall Acquisition Corporation, acquired ChinaCast Communication Holdings Limited

synopsis: Great Wall Acquisition Corporation has consummated its previously announced acquisition of ChinaCast Communication Holdings Limited.
buyer: Great Wall Acquisition Corporation
Great Wall is a blank check company whose objective is to acquire an operating business having its primary operations in the People's Republic of China. Great Wall consummated its IPO in 2004, receiving net proceeds of approximately US$21,225,000 on the sale of 4,000,000 units at US$6.00 per unit.
target: ChinaCast Communication Holdings Limited(CAST:$346.55)
ChinaCast is one of the leading providers of e-learning services and content to address the needs of K-12 schools, universities, government agencies and corporate enterprises in the PRC. ChinaCast is headquartered in Beijing, China.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 6/27/2005 via PR Newswire

AlphaSmart, Inc. merged with Renaissance Learning, Inc.,

synopsis: Renaissance Learning(R), Inc. and AlphaSmart, Inc. announced today that the merger of AlphaSmart, Inc. with a subsidiary of Renaissance Learning, Inc. has been completed. Renaissance Learning will issue approximately 1.2 million shares of Renaissance Learning common stock and pay approximately $34 million in cash.
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning is the creator of Renaissance solutions - the nation's leading programs for pre-K to 12 school- and districtwide improvement. Renaissance solutions enhance virtually any curriculum with a combination of research-based software, professional development, technical services, and p
target: AlphaSmart, Inc.
AlphaSmart, Inc. is a provider of affordable, portable personal learning solutions for the K-12 classroom. Its portable computer-companion products are used by students to enhance writing, keyboarding and comprehension, and have been adopted by more than 8,000 school districts in the United States
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$36
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
10.9x
closed 8/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Wimba, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired Wimba, Inc., a leading provider of synchronous learning and collaboration technology to the education markets. Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative learning solutions and services to the Further/Higher Education and K-12 markets.
buyer: Blackboard Inc.(BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite.
target: Wimba, Inc.
Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative solutions that engage students, support business needs, and save time and money. The Wimba Collaboration Suite offers students, teachers and administrators an engaging and comprehensive collaboration environment for instruction, meetings and help.
price($mm)[EV]
$47 [$45]
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 5/26/2010 via PR Newswire

PLATO Learning, Inc. merged with Thoma Bravo, LLC,

synopsis: PLATO Learning, Inc., a leading provider of K-adult online learning solutions, announced it has completed the merger agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Thoma Bravo, LLC.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 25 years.
target: PLATO Learning, Inc.
PLATO Learning is a leading provider of computer-based and e-learning instruction for kindergarten through adult learners, offering curricula in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and life and job skills.
price($mm)[EV]
$137 [$109]
rev ($mm)
$65
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
35.6x
closed 11/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

MacMillan Publishers, Inc., acquired Sapling Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Education and publishing stalwart Macmillan U.S. acquired Sapling Learning Inc., an Austin, Texas-based start-up that puts homework and gradebooks online, with a focus on the needs of science students and teachers in high school and college.
buyer parent:Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: MacMillan Publishers, Inc.
Macmillan is a media company that publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. The company is held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck.
target: Sapling Learning, Inc.
Sapling Learning provides the most effective interactive homework and instruction, proven to improve student learning outcomes for the problem solving disciplines. Over 100,000 students, instructors, and authors use Sapling’s instructional technology, digital media, and educational content.
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closed 3/1/2004 via PR Newswire

Course Technology, acquired Education To Go, Inc.

synopsis: Thomson Course Technology, the worldwide leader in computer education products and services and part of The Thomson Corporation (TSX: TOC; NYSE: TOC), the world's largest provider of corporate and professional learning solutions, today announced that it has acquired Education To Go, a fast-growing developer of online continuing education courses.
buyer parent:The Thomson Corporation
buyer: Course Technology
Course Technology Inc. and boyd & fraser, both of whom publish computer literacy and information systems books and instructional software for college students, have merged to create the world~s largest publisher of instructional m 1994 : (Source: EM 9/4/95) Course Technology Inc. and boyd & fraser,
target: Education To Go, Inc.
Education To Go is the world's largest supplier of Internet-based adult education courses. We manage all online instructional development and delivery for a network of over 450 colleges, universities, and other training institutions in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Our mission is to lea
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School Improvement Network
School Improvement Network is the nation’s leading provider of online, on-demand professional development resources for K-12 teachers and administrators. Its suite of proven online, on-demand professional development videos are focused on improving student achievement in every K-12 classroom.
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SuperStar Learning Company
SuperStar Learning Company
The Super Star Learning Company has developed the learning environments required for teaching new and demanding 21st century skills. Its products include Room 21 Online, ProjectBasedLearning.com and MyDreamMachine.com.
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PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. is a developer of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education products for preschool through college students.
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2013
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$2.94
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($0.42)
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($0.44)
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Popular E-Learning Holdings Pte. Ltd.
Popular E-Learning Holdings Pte., Ltd. is a technology e-learning company that provides e-learning products and services. It publishes supplementary educational materials, music courseware, pre-school information technology services, educational diagnostic services, and educational platforms.
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Netop
Netop, formerly known as Danware A/S, is developing and marketing software solutions that enable swift, secure, and seamless transfer of screens, sound, and data between two or more computers. The company has three business areas, Netop Desktop Management, Netop Education and Netop Live.
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4GL School Solutions
4GL School Solutions Inc. is the leading provider of comprehensive management solutions for special populations.
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Axiologix
Axiologix
Axiologix is an International Technology and Services Organization focused on delivering Cloud-based Products and Services. It is creating a nationwide Service Provider of Voice, Data and Cloud services to small and medium size businesses primarily in the United States.
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2013
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RedRock Reports, LLC
RedRock Reports was created to provide the K-12 publishing, technology, and services community with in-depth, timely data about education funding and funding trends. RedRock Reports offers on-demand access to this critical information and related analyses by subscription, Webcast, and custom licensi
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Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp is the largest Education Company in India and the only company spread across the entire education ecosystem. From schools to skills; Educomp group empowers over 20.9 million learners and educators across ~32,000 schools to imagine, think and create a better future.
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2012
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$271.17
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$71.72
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$50.41
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$17.04
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Siboney Corporation
Siboney Corporation through its principal subsidiary, Siboney Learning Group, Inc., publishes standards-based educational software products for reading, language, mathematics, science, writing and English as a Second Language, primarily for K-12 students and adult learners.
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2009
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Education Enrichment Resources, Inc.
Education Enrichment Resources, Inc.
Education Enrichment Resources, Inc. is focused on providing quality products to the education industry. EERI has primarily supplied K-12 schools nationally through its different operating units and brand names since 1985.
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ClevrU Corp.
ClevrU Corp.
ClevrU allows North American educators to reach beyond the confines of their local markets by removing the barriers to online international education delivery, allowing educators to deliver knowledge to users anywhere, anytime, in the student's language of choice.
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Desire2Learn
Desire2Learn
Desire2Learn provides the next generation learning environment and solutions to engage and inspire lifelong learners, Desire2Learn helps clients break down barriers to access the highest quality learning experiences, and is recognized for its leadership in accessibility.
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inRESONANCE
inRESONANCE
inRESONANCE (iR), based in Northampton, MA, provides technology solutions, services and web development to schools and non-profits. iR focuses on developing a long term strategic partnership with clients, providing strategic IT consulting in conjunction with solutions and training.
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The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The McGraw-Hill Companies is a global information and education company providing knowledge, insights and analysis in the financial, education and business information sectors through leading brands including Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education and Platts.
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2011
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$6,246.00
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$1,883.00
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$1,498.00
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$911.00
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Tribal Group plc
Tribal Group plc
Tribal Group is a leading provider of systems and solutions to the UK and international education, training and learning markets. Their extensive expertise and collaborative style have made them a trusted partner to their customers. Tribal has 1,300 staff and customers across five continents.
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2013
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$183.10
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$23.60
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$18.60
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$18.80
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International Software Trading AB
IST International Software Trading AB is the leading specialist in IT solutions for education in the Nordic region. IST is fully focused on developing flexible and borderless solutions for effective communication in schools and childcare.
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2007
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$23.00
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