By The Great Courses

closed 10/2/2006 via BusinessWire

Brentwood Associates, acquired The Teaching Company

synopsis: Brentwood Associates has acquired The Teaching Company Limited Partnership, the nation’s leading publisher and direct marketer of university-level courses on DVD, audio CD, and other formats. The Teaching Company’s current management team, led by CEO Brandon Hidalgo, will continue to operate the company and will maintain a significant equity stake.
buyer: Brentwood Associates
Brentwood Associates is a private equity investment firm with more than $750 million of capital under management and a 30-year history of investing in leading middle-market growth companies. "
target: The Teaching Company
The Teaching Company is the leading developer and marketer of proprietary university-level courses. TTC offers more than 220 “Great Courses,” which span more than 3,000 hours of content across eight subject categories. The Great Courses are taught by premier professors from the best universities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/18/2007 via PR Newswire

mtvU, will acquire RateMyProfessors.com

synopsis: mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network and a division of Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks, entered a definitive agreement to acquire RateMyProfessors.com, a rapidly growing online destination with more than 6.6 million user-generated ratings of over 900,000 college professors.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: mtvU
Broadcasting to 750 colleges across the country, with an enrollment of over seven million, mtvU is the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. 24/7, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S."
target: RateMyProfessors.com
RateMyProfessors.com, America's largest collection of college professor ratings (6,600,000), provides an automated system for quickly researching and rating over 900,000 professors from colleges and universities across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/31/2005 via

Random House, Inc., purchased a minority stake in American Reading Company

synopsis: Random House, the world's biggest publisher of consumer books, said on Wednesday its investment arm has become a significant minority shareholder in Philadelphia-based American Reading Co., but financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Random House, Inc.
Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, provides the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. Random House is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world. "
target: American Reading Company
Founded by Jane Hileman and a team of veteran educators, the idea for American Reading Company grew out of the real-world experience of reading success—and failure—in both urban and suburban classrooms. She and her colleagues established American Reading Company for two missions: First, to provide t
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cheddar, acquired RateMyProfessors.com

synopsis: Streaming news company Cheddar has acquired RateMyProfessors.com, the Viacom-owned site where students go online to rate and review their professors and schools across the U.S. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
buyer: Cheddar
Cheddar is the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company. Cheddar broadcasts live on SlingTV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Philo, Twitter, Facebook Watch, Pluto, Xumo and more. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: RateMyProfessors.com
RateMyProfessors.com is the largest online destination for professor ratings. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2013 via PR Newswire

World Book, acquired Incentive Publications, Inc.

synopsis: World Book, Inc. has acquired Incentive Publications, a leading publisher in educational resources for grades K–12. World Book's acquisition of Incentive Publications will contribute to increasing the body of effective educational products designed to assist teachers in implementing the Common Core State Standards.
buyer parent: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
buyer: World Book
World Book, Inc., has set the standard for providing accuracy, objectivity, and reliability in research materials for both children and adults. World Book is an industry leader in the production of award-winning encyclopedias, reference sources, and digital products for the home and schools. "
target: Incentive Publications, Inc.
Incentive Publications specializes in educational resources for the middle grades and effective teaching strategies for grades K-12. It offers more than 400 titles that are available from retailers and distributors, nationally and internationally.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/25/2005 via Company Press Release

Arc Capital Development, purchased a minority stake in QLD Learning

synopsis: Arc Capital Development announced today that the company has acquired a minority interest in QLD Learning, LLC. As part of the agreement, Kevin Custer, Principal at Arc, will take the interim role of CEO.
buyer: Arc Capital Development
Arc Capital Development is a gathering of some of the education, publishing, and enterprise industries' heavy hitters. Three of their principals have built, founded or been the primary architect of twelve different companies in the last 20 years generating revenues in excess of $500 million. "
target: QLD Learning
QLD Learning provides districts, schools, and teachers with tools to implement an effective, data-driven process for continuous improvement of standards-based teaching and learning.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/9/2012 via Market Wire

Laserwords Private Limited, acquired Tighe Publishing Services

synopsis: SPi Global, a leading globally recognized, full-service BPO provider, through its subsidiary Laserwords, has acquired Tighe Publishing Services, a full-service educational development house in the K-12 educational marketplace positioning Laserwords to take advantage of the rising opportunities in the educational publishing business in the U.S.
buyer parent: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
buyer: Laserwords Private Limited
Laserwords is one of the most successful outsourcing partners for global media and publishing companies, with production facilities spread over Chennai-India, Lewiston-Maine, Madison-Wisconsin, and a separate facility offering publishing services in New York City. "
target: Tighe Publishing Services
Tighe Publishing is a full-service developer of instructional materials for the Pre-K through Grade 12 school market. Their experienced and committed staff partners with publishers to create a total publishing solution.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired Times Higher Education

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity has acquired Times Higher Education (THE) from TPG Capital (TPG), the global private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG. THE is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education (THE) is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight, inform strategic priorities, benchmark, assess and select higher education institutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Digital Media Solutions, acquired Avenue100 Media Solutions

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions, LLC (DMS), an industry leader in the world of customer acquisition and retention that helps clients maximize their digital marketing to beat the competition and accelerate growth, announced it acquired Avenue100 Media Solutions, LLC, a leader in performance based marketing and analytics in the education industry.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is an end-to-end customer acquisition and retention solution provider. Using actionable data, insightful analytics and proprietary technology, DMS efficiently and effectively reaches, engages and acquires customers for clients across multiple verticals. "
target: Avenue100 Media Solutions
Avenue100 delivers high quality student inquiries to educational institutions. Combining expert digital marketing science with a customer centric approach, they connect aspiring students to opportunities for higher education.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

IDP Education, acquired Hotcourses

synopsis: Global student placement company, IDP Education, has acquired the Hotcourses Group. Hotcourses is the UK's largest publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities.
buyer: IDP Education (:$272.73)
IDP Education Limited provides student placement services to enroll into universities, schools, and colleges. The Company offers student services, such as university and course guidance, visa application and scholarships assistance, and pre-departure support services. "
target: Hotcourses
Hotcourses changes lives by helping people enroll on the right courses throughout the world. With offices in London, Sydney, Boston and Chennai, Hotcourses is the largest UK's publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: The Washington Post Company announced that the Company has divested its interest in Avenue100 Media Solutions to a management group. Avenue100 Media Solutions's flagship site, CourseAdvisors.com, is an online research directory for postsecondary education, career training, and professional development.
buyer: Course Advisor, Inc.
Founded in 2004, CourseAdvisor is an online research directory for postsecondary education, career training, and professional development. It offers more than 5,000 programs through nearly 300 accredited colleges, vocational/technical schools, professional training centers, and universities. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Course Advisor, Inc.
Founded in 2004, CourseAdvisor is an online research directory for postsecondary education, career training, and professional development. It offers more than 5,000 programs through nearly 300 accredited colleges, vocational/technical schools, professional training centers, and universities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/8/2011 via PR Web

ProQuest LLC, acquired Expert Information

synopsis: ProQuest has acquired U.K.-based Expert Information, publishers of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. "
target: Expert Information
Expert Information is a U.K.-based publisher of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2006 via Company Press Release

University Directories, acquired College Directory Publishing

synopsis: University Directories (UD) of Chapel Hill, NC and College Directory Publishing (CDP) of King of Prussia, PA have signed an agreement whereby UD will acquire the assets of CDP.
buyer parent: VilCom
buyer: University Directories
Since our founding in 1974, University Directories has grown exponentially while setting the standard for excellence as the industry leader in collegiate publications. "
target: College Directory Publishing
College Directory Publishing is the largest publisher of campus telephone directories and class schedule publications in the United States, representing over 150 independent colleges and universities nationwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Campus Labs, acquired IDEA Education

synopsis: Campus Labs has acquired IDEA Education, a nonprofit research organization dedicated to improving student learning in higher education. This transaction will allow IDEA to continue providing the student ratings of instruction (SRI) instrument, an educational standard built on more than 45 years of research.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Labs
Campus Labs was founded to empower educational institutions to evolve in a data-centric world. Uncover a platform of integrated tools that drive an institutional mindset for insightful data connections. The holistic framework includes solutions for assessment, retention, teaching and more. "
target: IDEA Education
IDEA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving student learning in higher education through analytics, resources, and advice. Since 1975, they have been leading the way in making a positive, sustainable impact on teaching and learning in higher education.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/5/2005 via BusinessWire

Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc., acquired Rainbow Bridge Publishing

synopsis: The Cookie Jar Group's educational products business, Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company, a leading publisher of supplemental materials and teaching aids, has acquired specialty publisher Rainbow Bridge Publishing as part of the Group's continuing strategy to expand its educational properties and product catalog.
buyer parent: Toronto Dominion Bank
buyer: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc.
Created by teachers for teachers, Carson-Dellosa Publishing's complete product line includes classroom decorations; supplemental books for math, science, social studies, language arts, & early childhood; pocket charts; games; and more for preschool through the eighth grade. "
target: Rainbow Bridge Publishing
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Rainbow Bridge Publishing targets the preschool-to-8 years of age educational segment and markets its catalog under a number of specialty product lines, which include the best-selling summer workshop series Summer Bridge Activities(TM) and the company's mass market im
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/30/2009 via BusinessWire

Barnes & Noble Inc., acquired Barnes & Noble College Booksellers

synopsis: Barnes & Noble, Inc. the world’s largest bookseller, completed the previously announced acquisition of privately held Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc. ("College"). College is a leading contract operator of college bookstores in the United States and has now become a wholly owned subsidiary of BKS.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS:$3,583.39)
Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 777 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com, one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites. "
target: Barnes & Noble College Booksellers
Based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers is a leading, privately held contract operator of college bookstores in the United States.
price ($mm)[EV]
$378 [$540]
rev ($mm)
$1,778
EBITDA ($mm)
$111
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
4.9x
announced 1/18/2007 via PR Newswire

mtvU, will acquire RateMyProfessors.com

synopsis: mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network and a division of Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks, entered a definitive agreement to acquire RateMyProfessors.com, a rapidly growing online destination with more than 6.6 million user-generated ratings of over 900,000 college professors.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: mtvU
Broadcasting to 750 colleges across the country, with an enrollment of over seven million, mtvU is the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. 24/7, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S."
target: RateMyProfessors.com
RateMyProfessors.com, America's largest collection of college professor ratings (6,600,000), provides an automated system for quickly researching and rating over 900,000 professors from colleges and universities across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/31/2005 via

Random House, Inc., purchased a minority stake in American Reading Company

synopsis: Random House, the world's biggest publisher of consumer books, said on Wednesday its investment arm has become a significant minority shareholder in Philadelphia-based American Reading Co., but financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Random House, Inc.
Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, provides the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. Random House is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world. "
target: American Reading Company
Founded by Jane Hileman and a team of veteran educators, the idea for American Reading Company grew out of the real-world experience of reading success—and failure—in both urban and suburban classrooms. She and her colleagues established American Reading Company for two missions: First, to provide t
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cheddar, acquired RateMyProfessors.com

synopsis: Streaming news company Cheddar has acquired RateMyProfessors.com, the Viacom-owned site where students go online to rate and review their professors and schools across the U.S. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
buyer: Cheddar
Cheddar is the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company. Cheddar broadcasts live on SlingTV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Philo, Twitter, Facebook Watch, Pluto, Xumo and more. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: RateMyProfessors.com
RateMyProfessors.com is the largest online destination for professor ratings. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2013 via PR Newswire

World Book, acquired Incentive Publications, Inc.

synopsis: World Book, Inc. has acquired Incentive Publications, a leading publisher in educational resources for grades K–12. World Book's acquisition of Incentive Publications will contribute to increasing the body of effective educational products designed to assist teachers in implementing the Common Core State Standards.
buyer parent: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
buyer: World Book
World Book, Inc., has set the standard for providing accuracy, objectivity, and reliability in research materials for both children and adults. World Book is an industry leader in the production of award-winning encyclopedias, reference sources, and digital products for the home and schools. "
target: Incentive Publications, Inc.
Incentive Publications specializes in educational resources for the middle grades and effective teaching strategies for grades K-12. It offers more than 400 titles that are available from retailers and distributors, nationally and internationally.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/25/2005 via Company Press Release

Arc Capital Development, purchased a minority stake in QLD Learning

synopsis: Arc Capital Development announced today that the company has acquired a minority interest in QLD Learning, LLC. As part of the agreement, Kevin Custer, Principal at Arc, will take the interim role of CEO.
buyer: Arc Capital Development
Arc Capital Development is a gathering of some of the education, publishing, and enterprise industries' heavy hitters. Three of their principals have built, founded or been the primary architect of twelve different companies in the last 20 years generating revenues in excess of $500 million. "
target: QLD Learning
QLD Learning provides districts, schools, and teachers with tools to implement an effective, data-driven process for continuous improvement of standards-based teaching and learning.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/9/2012 via Market Wire

Laserwords Private Limited, acquired Tighe Publishing Services

synopsis: SPi Global, a leading globally recognized, full-service BPO provider, through its subsidiary Laserwords, has acquired Tighe Publishing Services, a full-service educational development house in the K-12 educational marketplace positioning Laserwords to take advantage of the rising opportunities in the educational publishing business in the U.S.
buyer parent: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
buyer: Laserwords Private Limited
Laserwords is one of the most successful outsourcing partners for global media and publishing companies, with production facilities spread over Chennai-India, Lewiston-Maine, Madison-Wisconsin, and a separate facility offering publishing services in New York City. "
target: Tighe Publishing Services
Tighe Publishing is a full-service developer of instructional materials for the Pre-K through Grade 12 school market. Their experienced and committed staff partners with publishers to create a total publishing solution.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired Times Higher Education

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity has acquired Times Higher Education (THE) from TPG Capital (TPG), the global private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG. THE is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education (THE) is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight, inform strategic priorities, benchmark, assess and select higher education institutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Digital Media Solutions, acquired Avenue100 Media Solutions

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions, LLC (DMS), an industry leader in the world of customer acquisition and retention that helps clients maximize their digital marketing to beat the competition and accelerate growth, announced it acquired Avenue100 Media Solutions, LLC, a leader in performance based marketing and analytics in the education industry.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions
Digital Media Solutions (DMS) is an end-to-end customer acquisition and retention solution provider. Using actionable data, insightful analytics and proprietary technology, DMS efficiently and effectively reaches, engages and acquires customers for clients across multiple verticals. "
target: Avenue100 Media Solutions
Avenue100 delivers high quality student inquiries to educational institutions. Combining expert digital marketing science with a customer centric approach, they connect aspiring students to opportunities for higher education.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

IDP Education, acquired Hotcourses

synopsis: Global student placement company, IDP Education, has acquired the Hotcourses Group. Hotcourses is the UK's largest publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities.
buyer: IDP Education (:$272.73)
IDP Education Limited provides student placement services to enroll into universities, schools, and colleges. The Company offers student services, such as university and course guidance, visa application and scholarships assistance, and pre-departure support services. "
target: Hotcourses
Hotcourses changes lives by helping people enroll on the right courses throughout the world. With offices in London, Sydney, Boston and Chennai, Hotcourses is the largest UK's publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: The Washington Post Company announced that the Company has divested its interest in Avenue100 Media Solutions to a management group. Avenue100 Media Solutions's flagship site, CourseAdvisors.com, is an online research directory for postsecondary education, career training, and professional development.
buyer: Course Advisor, Inc.
Founded in 2004, CourseAdvisor is an online research directory for postsecondary education, career training, and professional development. It offers more than 5,000 programs through nearly 300 accredited colleges, vocational/technical schools, professional training centers, and universities. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Course Advisor, Inc.
Founded in 2004, CourseAdvisor is an online research directory for postsecondary education, career training, and professional development. It offers more than 5,000 programs through nearly 300 accredited colleges, vocational/technical schools, professional training centers, and universities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/8/2011 via PR Web

ProQuest LLC, acquired Expert Information

synopsis: ProQuest has acquired U.K.-based Expert Information, publishers of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. "
target: Expert Information
Expert Information is a U.K.-based publisher of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/3/2006 via Company Press Release

University Directories, acquired College Directory Publishing

synopsis: University Directories (UD) of Chapel Hill, NC and College Directory Publishing (CDP) of King of Prussia, PA have signed an agreement whereby UD will acquire the assets of CDP.
buyer parent: VilCom
buyer: University Directories
Since our founding in 1974, University Directories has grown exponentially while setting the standard for excellence as the industry leader in collegiate publications. "
target: College Directory Publishing
College Directory Publishing is the largest publisher of campus telephone directories and class schedule publications in the United States, representing over 150 independent colleges and universities nationwide.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

Campus Labs, acquired IDEA Education

synopsis: Campus Labs has acquired IDEA Education, a nonprofit research organization dedicated to improving student learning in higher education. This transaction will allow IDEA to continue providing the student ratings of instruction (SRI) instrument, an educational standard built on more than 45 years of research.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Labs
Campus Labs was founded to empower educational institutions to evolve in a data-centric world. Uncover a platform of integrated tools that drive an institutional mindset for insightful data connections. The holistic framework includes solutions for assessment, retention, teaching and more. "
target: IDEA Education
IDEA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving student learning in higher education through analytics, resources, and advice. Since 1975, they have been leading the way in making a positive, sustainable impact on teaching and learning in higher education.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/5/2005 via BusinessWire

Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc., acquired Rainbow Bridge Publishing

synopsis: The Cookie Jar Group's educational products business, Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company, a leading publisher of supplemental materials and teaching aids, has acquired specialty publisher Rainbow Bridge Publishing as part of the Group's continuing strategy to expand its educational properties and product catalog.
buyer parent: Toronto Dominion Bank
buyer: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc.
Created by teachers for teachers, Carson-Dellosa Publishing's complete product line includes classroom decorations; supplemental books for math, science, social studies, language arts, & early childhood; pocket charts; games; and more for preschool through the eighth grade. "
target: Rainbow Bridge Publishing
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Rainbow Bridge Publishing targets the preschool-to-8 years of age educational segment and markets its catalog under a number of specialty product lines, which include the best-selling summer workshop series Summer Bridge Activities(TM) and the company's mass market im
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/30/2009 via BusinessWire

Barnes & Noble Inc., acquired Barnes & Noble College Booksellers

synopsis: Barnes & Noble, Inc. the world’s largest bookseller, completed the previously announced acquisition of privately held Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc. ("College"). College is a leading contract operator of college bookstores in the United States and has now become a wholly owned subsidiary of BKS.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS:$3,583.39)
Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 777 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com, one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites. "
target: Barnes & Noble College Booksellers
Based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers is a leading, privately held contract operator of college bookstores in the United States.
price ($mm)[EV]
$378 [$540]
rev ($mm)
$1,778
EBITDA ($mm)
$111
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
4.9x

By The Great Courses


read more

The Teaching Company

read more

RateMyProfessors.com

American Reading Company

RateMyProfessors.com

Incentive Publications, Inc.

QLD Learning

Tighe Publishing Services

Times Higher Education

Avenue100 Media Solutions

Hotcourses

Course Advisor, Inc.

Expert Information

College Directory Publishing

IDEA Education

Rainbow Bridge Publishing

Barnes & Noble College Booksellers

read more

RateMyProfessors.com

American Reading Company

RateMyProfessors.com

Incentive Publications, Inc.

QLD Learning

Tighe Publishing Services

Times Higher Education

Avenue100 Media Solutions

Hotcourses

Course Advisor, Inc.

Expert Information

College Directory Publishing

IDEA Education

Rainbow Bridge Publishing

Barnes & Noble College Booksellers

Geography
Matching Companies