By S&P Global

closed 9/4/2019 via PR Newswire

S&P Global Platts, acquired Canadian Enerdata Ltd

synopsis: S&P Global Platts, the UK's leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, announced it has acquired Canadian Enerdata, an independent Canadian energy information and consulting firm that conducts confidential North American natural gas pricing surveys.
buyer parent: S&P Global
buyer: S&P Global Platts
Headquartered in the UK, S&P Global Platts provides the insights that allow clients to make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. They're the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. "
target: Canadian Enerdata Ltd
Canadian Enerdata Ltd. is an independent Canadian energy information and consulting firm. The company conducts confidential North American natural gas pricing surveys and calculates and publishes various price indices in various publications including the industry benchmark Canadian Gas Price Report
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closed 8/1/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

DrillingInfo Inc., acquired RigData

synopsis: S&P Global Platts closed on the sale of RigData to Drillinginfo. RigData provides timely information pertaining to drilling activity in the United States, the Gulf of Mexico and western Canada for the oil and gas industry.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: DrillingInfo Inc.
Drillinginfo delivers business-critical insights to the energy, power, and commodities markets. Its state-of-the-art SaaS platform offers sophisticated technology, powerful analytics, and industry-leading data. "
target parent: S&P Global
target: RigData
RigData provides timely information pertaining to drilling activity in the United States, the Gulf of Mexico and western Canada for the oil and gas industry. With more than 30 years of experience, RigData's reports have supplied information on the life of the well as detailed by its permits.
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$10
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announced 3/7/2018 via PR Newswire

S&P Global, will acquire Kensho

synopsis: S&P Global announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Kensho Technologies Inc., a leading edge provider of next-generation analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data visualization systems to Wall Street's premier global banks and investment institutions, as well as the National Security community.
buyer: S&P Global (NYSE:SPGI:$6,357.00)
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company’s divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts. "
target: Kensho
Kensho Technologies Inc. is a leading edge provider of next-generation analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data visualization systems to Wall Street's premier global banks and investment institutions, as well as the National Security community.
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$550*
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closed 2/26/2018 via PR Newswire

S&P Global Market Intelligence, acquired Panjiva

synopsis: S&P Global, a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide, announced that it has acquired Panjiva, Inc., the authoritative and most comprehensive information source for the global trade community.
buyer parent: S&P Global
buyer: S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence is a leading provider of financial and industry data, research, news and analytics to investment professionals, government agencies, corporations, and universities worldwide. "
target: Panjiva
Panjiva is the authoritative and most comprehensive information source for the global trade community. The company’s sophisticated technology makes sense of massive amounts of diverse, fragmented data on more than 10 million companies across 190 countries.
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closed 1/9/2017 via PR Newswire

Pierre Feligioni, acquired Quant House

synopsis: S&P Global announced it has finalized the sale of Quant House SAS (QuantHouse) to a company owned by Pierre Feligioni, one of QuantHouse's original founders. QuantHouse is an independent global provider of end-to-end systematic trading solutions.
buyer: Pierre Feligioni
Pierre Feligioni is a successful business entrepreneur and he understands how to turn innovative ideas into profitable business. Pierre co-founded QuantHouse in 2005, building an industry leading provider of ultra-low latency market data technologies. "
target parent: S&P Global
target: Quant House
QuantHouse is an independent global provider of end-to-end systematic trading solutions. This includes ultra low latency market data technologies, algo-trading development framework, proximity hosting and order routing services.
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closed 10/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc., acquired Standard & Poor's Securities Evaluations

synopsis: Intercontinental Exchange announced it has completed its all-cash acquisition of S&P Global’s Standard & Poor’s Securities Evaluations (SPSE), a leading provider of fixed income evaluated pricing, and Credit Market Analysis (CMA), a leading provider of independent data for the over-the-counter (OTC) markets, including credit derivatives and bonds.
buyer: Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE:$5,019.00)
Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE:ICE) operates the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses. ICE’s futures exchanges and clearing houses serve global commodity and financial markets, providing risk management and capital efficiency. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Standard & Poor's Securities Evaluations
S&P Global’s Standard & Poor’s Securities Evaluations (SPSE) is a leading provider of fixed income evaluated pricing. Standard & Poor's Credit Market Analysis (CMA), a leading provider of independent data for the over-the-counter (OTC) markets, including credit derivatives and bonds.
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closed 10/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Center for Financial Research and Analysis, purchased Equity Research Business from S&P Global Market Intelligence

synopsis: S&P Global announced that it has successfully completed its sale of S&P Global Market Intelligence's Equity and Fund Research (Equity Research) business to CFRA, a leading independent provider of forensic accounting research, analytics and advisory services.
buyer: Center for Financial Research and Analysis
CFRA (Center for Financial Research and Analysis) is the world’s largest provider of institutional-grade independent equity research. Through fundamental equity and fund research, CFRA empowers investment professionals, advisors and risk managers with actionable ideas and proven results. "
seller parent: S&P Global
seller: S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global Market Intelligence's Equity Resarch provides access to financial analysis for wealth advisors and institutional investors. S&P Global Market Intelligence collects and analyzes vast volumes of content, turning into actionable intelligence on the global financial markets and industries.
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closed 9/15/2016 via PR Newswire

S&P Global Platts, acquired PIRA Energy Group, Inc.

synopsis: S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for commodity and energy markets, has completed its acquisition of PIRA Energy Group, a leader in global energy market analysis. Platts' analytical capabilities grow by enhancing its oil offering and its position in the natural gas and power markets.
buyer parent: S&P Global
buyer: S&P Global Platts
At S&P Global Platts, they provide the insights; clients make better informed trading and business decisions with confidence. They're the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. "
target: PIRA Energy Group, Inc.
PIRA provides over 500 energy and commodity customers in 60 countries with a broad range of energy research and forecasting products and services. Customers use PIRA's research, forecast data and consulting expertise to undertake fundamental analysis and modelling of the global energy markets.
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closed 6/2/2016 via PR Newswire

S&P Global Platts, acquired RigData

synopsis: S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, announced that it has acquired RigData, a provider of daily information on rig activity for the natural gas and oil markets across North America.
buyer parent: S&P Global
buyer: S&P Global Platts
S&P Global Platts is the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. S&P Global Platts coverage includes oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, metals, agriculture and shipping. "
target: RigData
RigData is the oil and gas industry’s trusted source for accurate and timely information pertaining to drilling activity in the United States, the Gulf of Mexico and Canada.
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closed 4/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Platts, acquired Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference

synopsis: Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, has acquired the Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference (APPEC), the leading oil and gas conference and exhibition in the pan-Asian region. The event focuses on developments and advances across the energy spectrum.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Platts
Platts is a provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers look to Platts’ expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets and help them make better informed trading and business decisions. "
target: Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference
The Asia Pacific Petroleum Conference ("Appec") is the leading oil and gas conference and exhibition in the pan-Asian region. The event focuses on developments and advances across the energy spectrum and discusses the current issues impacting the global oil and gas markets.
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closed 3/16/2016 via Company Press Release

Platts, acquired Commodity Flow Limited

synopsis: Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets, announced that it has acquired Commodity Flow, a specialist technology and business intelligence service for the global waterborne commodity and energy markets.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Platts
Platts is a provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets. Customers look to Platts’ expertise in news, pricing and analytics to deliver greater transparency and efficiency to markets and help them make better informed trading and business decisions. "
target: Commodity Flow Limited
Commodity Flow is a consultancy which specialises in implementing AIS vessel and ship analytics solutions for trading and shipping companies around the world. Their flagship product is c-Flow. c-Flow is an interactive decision support tool for energy trading professionals.
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announced 7/27/2015 via PR Newswire

McGraw Hill Financial Inc., will acquire SNL Financial LC

synopsis: McGraw Hill Financial announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SNL Financial. The company's deep product experience and rich sets of data, analytics and research in areas such as real estate and media strongly complement S&P Capital IQ's platform in the areas of banking and insurance.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: McGraw Hill Financial Inc. (MHFI:$5,313.00)
McGraw Hill Financial is a leading financial intelligence company providing the global capital and commodity markets with independent benchmarks, credit ratings, portfolio and enterprise risk solutions, and analytics. "
target parent: New Mountain Capital, LLC
target: SNL Financial LC
SNL has approximately 3,000 employees based in 10 countries. SNL, founded in 1987, has more than 5,000 customers with deep relationships across banks, insurance companies, corporations, asset managers, power companies and other users.
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$2,225
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$224
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closed 7/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Platts, acquired Petromedia

synopsis: Platts, a leading global energy, metals, petrochemicals and agriculture information provider, announced that it has acquired Petromedia, a specialist provider of news and analysis for the shipping and oil industries. Petromedia provides customers with access to up-to-date news, daily prices and analysis on the global shipping and oil markets.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Platts
Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information and a premier source of benchmark prices for the physical and futures markets. "
target: Petromedia
Petromedia Limited is dedicated to the development and operation of niche publications for the shipping and oil industries. They aim to provide information and intelligence to those organisations wishing to acquire a deeper understanding of the developments that are shaping their growth and success.
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closed 7/1/2015 via PR Newswire

J.D. Power & Associates, acquired NADA Appraisal Guides

synopsis: J.D. Power completed its acquisition of NADA's Used Car Guide. NADA Used Car Guide is a leading provider of U.S. retail, loan, trade-in and auction used-vehicle values, and is widely recognized in the industry as the authority for accurate and comprehensive used-vehicle valuation information.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: J.D. Power & Associates
J.D. Power is a global marketing information services company providing performance improvement, social media and customer satisfaction insights and solutions. The company's quality and satisfaction measurements are based on responses from millions of consumers annually. "
target parent: National Automobile Dealers Association
target: NADA Appraisal Guides
NADA Used Car Guide is a leading provider of vehicle valuation products, services and information to businesses throughout the United States and worldwide. NADA's editorial team collects and analyzes over 1 million combined automotive and truck wholesale and retail transactions per month.
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closed 3/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Platts, acquired Minerals Value Services GmbH

synopsis: Platts, a leading global energy, metals, petrochemicals and agriculture information provider, announced that it has acquired Munich-based Minerals Value Service GmbH (MVS), a privately held company specialising in determining value-in-use for miners, mills and traders in the iron ore and steelmaking industries.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Platts
Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals intelligence and a premier source of benchmark prices for the physical and futures markets. Platts is headquartered in New York with approximately 900 employees in more than 15 offices worldwide. "
target: Minerals Value Services GmbH
Minerals Value Service GmbH (MVS), is a privately held company specialising in determining value-in-use for miners, mills and traders in the iron ore and steelmaking industries. Their application provides the exact daily value-in-use of a specific commodity.
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closed 11/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Symphony Technology Group, acquired McGraw Hill Construction

synopsis: McGraw Hill Financial announced it has completed the previously disclosed sale of McGraw Hill Construction to Symphony Technology Group. McGraw Hill Construction provides essential data, news, insights, and intelligence to better inform construction professionals’ decisions and strengthen their market position.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is a strategic private equity firm with the mission of investing in and building great software and services companies. STG also provides transformation expertise to enable its companies to deliver maximum value to its clients. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw Hill Construction
McGraw Hill Construction connects people, projects and products across the design and construction industry. They Provide project and product information to industry news, trends and forecasts, and document productivity tools.
price ($mm)
$320
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$170
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1.9x
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closed 7/17/2014 via PR Newswire

Platts, acquired Eclipse Energy Group

synopsis: Platts, a leading global energy, petrochemicals, metals and agriculture information provider, announced that it has acquired London-based Eclipse Energy Group, a privately owned provider of data and analysis on the European gas, power and global liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: Platts
Platts is a leading global provider of energy, petrochemicals and metals intelligence and a premier source of benchmark prices for the physical and futures markets. Platts is headquartered in New York with approximately 900 employees in more than 15 offices worldwide. "
target: Eclipse Energy Group
Eclipse Energy provides price forecasts, scenarios, country analysis, fundamental market data, news and commentary on gas and power markets in the U.K. and Europe to a blue-chip client base of energy companies and financial institutions.
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closed 4/23/2014 via PR Newswire

J.D. Power & Associates, acquired Korrelate

synopsis: J.D. Power, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial, announced the acquisition of Korrelate, a company that measures consumers' online behaviors and links them to offline sales activity.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: J.D. Power & Associates
J.D. Power & Associates is a global marketing information services company operating in key business sectors across a variety of industries, providing customer satisfaction research, market research, automotive forecasting, social media research, and performance improvement programs. "
target: Korrelate
Korrelate is a measurement and analytics company providing actionable insights to agencies, advertisers, media partners, data syndicators and publishers based on the correlation of online behavior with actual purchase data.
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closed 9/30/2013 via Company Press Release

Wealth Management Systems, Inc., acquired Capital IQ Financial Communications

synopsis: Wealth Management Systems Inc., a provider of technology-based rollover services and financial planning tools in the retirement services industry, announced that it has acquired S&P Capital IQ's Financial Communications (FC) business. S&P Capital IQ FC is a provider of print and web-based content and services for financial services firms.
buyer: Wealth Management Systems, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Wealth Management Systems (WMSI) is a benefits technology company developing web services and interfaces for leading providers and financial services organizations. Today, WMSI is the leading provider of rollover servicing technology in the retirement services industry. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Capital IQ Financial Communications
S&P Capital IQ Financial Communications is a leading provider of print and web-based content and services for financial services firms. They offer investor education, retirement plan solutions, and marketing communication tools.
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closed 8/1/2013 via BusinessWire

Penton Media, acquired Aviation Week & Space Technology

synopsis: Penton, a leading strategic information and marketing solutions company, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Aviation Week, the leading brand in global aviation information, including its events, data, digital and media products. Aviation Week & Space Technology is the world's most widely read aviation and aerospace magazine
buyer parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
buyer: Penton Media
As a leading, independent, business-to-business media company, Penton Media knows how to create and disseminate vital content that moves markets. Penton is where professionals turn to gain the critical insight, expert analysis and relevant connections needed to compete and succeed. "
target parent: McGraw Hill Financial
target: Aviation Week & Space Technology
Aviation Week & Space Technology is the world's most widely read aviation and aerospace magazine, with 107,000+ paying subscribers. Each week, AW&ST delivers news and analysis of technology, business and operations in every sector of the global industry: civil, military and space.
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closed 10/11/2012 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publications, acquired Adam Matthew

synopsis: SAGE, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced the purchase of primary sources publisher Adam Matthew. Adam Matthew is an award winning publisher of online primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Adam Matthew
Adam Matthew Digital publishes online primary source collections and works with the leading libraries, archives and scholars from around the world. The results are creative resources that offer powerful research and dynamic teaching for universities, colleges and libraries.
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closed 6/15/2007 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint Capital Limited, acquired Wolters Kluwer Education

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company, today announced the completion of the sale of its Education division to Bridgepoint Capital Limited. Regulatory approvals were received, and customary closing conditions have been met.
buyer: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
Bridgepoint is a leading European provider of private equity with a 25-year track record of investing in established businesses and working with management to create value within companies across Europe. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Wolters Kluwer Education
Wolters Kluwer Education is the leading provider of primary, secondary, and vocational educational material, content and services in seven European countries (the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Austria, and Hungary).
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$1,032
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$421
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2.4x
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closed 2/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Eureka Growth Capital, purchased Law School Publishing from Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions

synopsis: Thomson Reuters Legal confirmed that it has sold its law school publishing division—a group that offers casebooks, study aids and other printed materials dispensed via reseller bookstores—to Eureka Growth Capital, a Philadelphia private equity firm.
buyer: Eureka Growth Capital
Eureka Growth Capital is a private equity firm focused on partnering with managers of growing, well-run companies to find and realize their potential. It is committed to supporting management teams of businesses with $10-75 million in revenue in creative, flexibly structured transactions. "
seller parent: Thomson Reuters
seller: Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions
The Law School Publishing division of Thomson Reuters offers casebooks, study aids and other printed materials dispensed via reseller bookstores.
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announced 5/13/2019 via PE Hub

RLDatix, will acquire iContracts, Inc

synopsis: RLDatix, a patient safety software platform based in the UK and Canada, has agreed to acquire iContracts, a Bridgewater, New Jersey-based provider of contract, policy and revenue management solutions to the healthcare and life sciences industries.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: RLDatix
RLDatix is a driving force for innovation in patient safety. Bringing together the best of RL Solutions and Datix, RLDatix is the world’s largest software company focused exclusively on patient safety, with more than 3,000 customers in 19 countries around the globe. "
target parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
target: iContracts, Inc
iContracts is a leading cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of contract management and compliance solutions for healthcare, education and industrial customers.
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closed 11/30/2010 via

Mooter Media Limited, acquired Entellect Solutions Limited

synopsis: Mooter Media Limited advises of its intention to acquire 100% of the issued shares in educational software solutions provider Entellect Solutions Limited, subject to a minimum acceptance level of 50.1%. MXL (Entellect) is an Australian-based company, listed on the Australian Stock Exchange since 1987.
buyer: Mooter Media Limited (MMZ:$0.00)
Mooter Media Limited develops and provides Internet advertising solutions for publishers and advertisers primarily in Australia. "
target: Entellect Solutions Limited
Entellect Solutions Limited is the holding company of MXL Consolidated Pty Ltd. and Virtual Communications International Pty Ltd. MXL delivers flexible, affordable and functional business solutions for the global education market, and design their solutions to the ISO 9001 international standard.
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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]
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$30
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$2
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6.3x
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112.5x
closed 6/25/2007 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired Naviance

synopsis: Hobsons U.S., the leader in elevating colleges’ and universities’ enrollment strategies, has acquired Naviance, the leading provider of planning and advising systems for secondary schools. With innovative educational products and services, Hobsons U.S. will now reach the education community from K-12 to higher education and beyond.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: Naviance
Naviance is the leading provider of Web-based academic planning and advising systems for schools. The Naviance Network includes more than 25,000 educators and counselors serving nearly 2.4 million students in 42 countries who use WorkspaceK12 to support their comprehensive counseling programs.
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closed 1/1/2007 via BNC Analysis

Computer Software Innovations, Inc., acquired McAleer Computer Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Computer Software Innovations, Inc., a provider of software and technology solutions to public sector organizations, announced that it has completed the acquisition of McAleer Computer Associates, Inc. based in Mobile, Alabama.
buyer parent: VerticalBuyer, Inc.
buyer: Computer Software Innovations, Inc. (CSWI:$55.05)
Computer Software Innovations, Inc. develops proprietary fund accounting software applications and provides network integration solutions for local government and education. "
target: McAleer Computer Associates, Inc.
McAleer Solutions, Inc. is a solutions provider in all areas of educational management. McAleer provides innovative solutions through software, hardware, forms & printing, and consultation.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4.05 [$2.71]
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$4
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$0
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6.0x
closed 8/2/2006 via BusinessWire

Avid Technology, Inc., acquired Sibelius, Inc.

synopsis: Avid Technology, Inc. has acquired Sibelius Software Ltd., for approximately $23 million in cash. Sibelius - which is based in London - is a leading music applications software company with products for professionals, educators, and students who want to use computers to write, teach or learn music.
buyer: Avid Technology, Inc. (AVID:$514.86)
Avid Technology, Inc. is the world leader in digital nonlinear media creation, management, and distribution solutions, enabling film, video, audio, animation, games, and broadcast professionals to work more efficiently, productively, and creatively. "
target: Sibelius, Inc.
Sibelius is the world market leader in software for writing, teaching and publishing music. It specializes in creating and distributing innovative, high-quality software that is easy to use.
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closed 6/21/2006 via PR Newswire

Pearson Education, acquired ELLIS, Inc.

synopsis: Pearson Education, world's leading education company, announced the acquisition of ELLIS, provider of English language training software for kindergarten through adult learners. The company plans to integrate ELLIS into its Pearson Digital Learning business unit, a leading provider of proven, research-based technology solutions for preK-12 learners
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. "
target parent: Camden Partners Holdings, LLC
target: ELLIS, Inc.
English Language Learning and Instruction System, Inc. (ELLIS) is a software development and marketing company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1990, Dr. Frank Otto founded ELLIS, formerly known as CALI, to provide a better way to teach the English language to non-English speakers.
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closed 4/6/2006 via BNC Analysis

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, acquired Granada Learning Ltd.

synopsis: US-based private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson is expected to appoint David Smith, the former chief executive of Taylor and Francis, as the new head of Granada Learning, after acquiring the company from broadcaster ITV for £35m.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target parent: itv plc
target: Granada Learning Ltd.
Granada Learning is the UK's leading educational multimedia company, publishing innovative, curriculum-based resources for the UK and abroad. It currently supplies more than ninety-five per cent of schools in the UK and exports to more than thirty countries internationally.
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closed 1/13/2005 via BusinessWire

Curriculum Advantage, Inc., acquired OpenBook Learning Inc.

synopsis: Curriculum Advantage, Inc. announced today that it has purchased OpenBook Anywhere and will integrate the OpenBook content into the Classworks curriculum. With this purchase, Curriculum Advantage expands their catalog of remediation resources with content specifically for English as a Second Language students.
buyer parent: Prime Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Curriculum Advantage, Inc.
Curriculum Advantage markets a proprietary educational software system called Classworks,(TM) installed in over 600 schools worldwide. Classworks provides elementary and middle schools with a network-based system to seamlessly manage all of their educational software.Curriculum Advantage is a divis "
target: OpenBook Learning Inc.
For over 6 years, OpenBook Learning, Inc. has been a leader in combining rich-media technology with research-based teaching methodologies to teach English reading, writing and pronunciation to K-3, remedial, ESL/ESOL/ELL/LEP, and distinctive learners of all ages. OpenBook uses a combination of voic
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Kintera Inc., acquired BNW Software

synopsis: Kintera(R) Inc. (Nasdaq:KNTA), a leading provider of "software as a service" to nonprofit organizations, announced today that it has acquired BNW Software, Inc., a developer of recreational/athletic facilities management software designed specifically for colleges, universities and community centers such as the YMCA.
buyer: Kintera Inc.
Kintera is dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations fulfill their mission by providing Knowledge Interaction technology to build vibrant communities of supporters, beneficiaries and staff. "
target: BNW Software
In order to meet the needs of the Recreational/Athletic facilities market, BNW Software developed BNW-S1. It was initially developed specifically for the university and college sector to handle their point of sale needs. BNW-S1 processes memberships, course registrations and improves customer servi
price ($mm)
$0.44
rev ($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)
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announced 7/13/2018 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., will acquire Student Loan Hero

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc., America's leading online loan marketplace, will acquire Student Loan Hero, a personal finance website dedicated to helping student loan borrowers manage their student debt. Student Loan Hero provides current and former students in-depth financial comparison tools, educational resources, and unbiased, personalized advice.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates America's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. LendingTree's online marketplace connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. "
target: Student Loan Hero
Student Loan Hero combines tools with financial education to help people manage and pay off their student loans. The website provides advice and educational resources that help users to find the best student loan for them. Their tools allow users to sync loan data and calculate repayment scenarios.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Spotahome, acquired Erasmusu

synopsis: Long-term property-booking platform Spotahome has acquired online student community Erasmusu. Based in Spain, Erasmusu provides useful information about the Erasmus scholarship and enables users to share their experiences with other users. Erasmusu provides information on more than 70,000 rental properties for Erasmus students.
buyer: Spotahome
Spotahome is a rental site for mid to long-term accommodation in the world offering thousands of personally-checked properties with virtual viewings on the site that include photography, HD video tours, and floor plans so anyone can book directly online without an in-person viewing. "
target: Erasmusu
Based in Spain, Erasmusu is an online international exchange student community. Erasmusu provides useful information about the Erasmus scholarship and enables users to share their experiences with other users. Erasmusu provides information on more than 70,000 rental properties for Erasmus students.
price ($mm)
$2.47
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2018 via PR Newswire

ProspeX Digital, acquired Universities.com LLC

synopsis: ProspeX Digital, a customer acquisition lead generation company, announced the acquisition of Universities.com, which has served as a trusted source for researching colleges and universities since 1996.
buyer: ProspeX Digital
ProspeX Digital is a performance-driven digital marketing firm that specializes in prospect and data development with a focus on education recruitment marketing. ProspeX Digital boasts a cost-effective, performance-driven model that is fueled by proprietary multi-channel ad targeting products. "
target: Universities.com LLC
Universities.com was established in 1996 to help millions of prospective students and adult learners find colleges and universities that fit their needs and match their career goals.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Wizbii, acquired Filengo

synopsis: Wizbii, a professional social network that helps students and graduate find jobs and internships, has acquired Filengo, a free platform that allows students to obtain all the financial aid they are eligible for. Filengo determines which financial aid and how much each student is eligible for from their profile.
buyer: Wizbii
Wizbii is a professional social network for students and graduates. It was created to encourage the creation of startup projects and collaboration between its members. Wizbii helps young people find jobs and internships, and young entrepreneurs to launch their startup projects. "
target: Filengo
Filengo is a free platform that allows students to obtain all the financial aid they are eligible for. Filengo determines which financial aid and how much each student is eligible for from their profile. Students can fill out and send files to financial aid organizations with just one click.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

NRCCUA, acquired Admittedly

synopsis: The National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA), a leading provider of data and analytics solutions to public and private colleges and universities, announced that it has acquired Admittedly, a web and mobile platform education company that specializes in helping students plan their college searches on the go.
buyer: NRCCUA
National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA) is the most trusted source for advancing higher education recruitment. They build educational bridges between college-bound high school students, high school educators and college admissions officers. "
target: Admittedly
Admitted.ly is the ultimate online college advisory tool for high school students, their parents, and guidance counselors. They collect over 500 data points per student and use that data to show students which schools they should be applying to.
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closed 7/1/2016 via PR Web

EducationDynamics, LLC, acquired Unigo, LLC

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing, announces the acquisition of Unigo.com and EStudentLoan.com, a subsidiary of Unigo that provides a fast and free way to compare student loans. Unigo also provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions.
buyer parent: Muirlands Capital LLC
buyer: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is the industry leader in helping colleges and universities find the highest quality student prospects to achieve their enrollments goals. EducationDynamics has earned a reputation for providing the resources and expertise required to meet today’s recruitment challenges. "
target parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
target: Unigo, LLC
Unigo is the premier network for current and future college students that provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions. EStudentLoan is a subsidiary of Unigo that provides a fast and free way to compare student loans.
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closed 10/11/2012 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publications, acquired Adam Matthew

synopsis: SAGE, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced the purchase of primary sources publisher Adam Matthew. Adam Matthew is an award winning publisher of online primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Adam Matthew
Adam Matthew Digital publishes online primary source collections and works with the leading libraries, archives and scholars from around the world. The results are creative resources that offer powerful research and dynamic teaching for universities, colleges and libraries.
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closed 6/15/2007 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint Capital Limited, acquired Wolters Kluwer Education

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company, today announced the completion of the sale of its Education division to Bridgepoint Capital Limited. Regulatory approvals were received, and customary closing conditions have been met.
buyer: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
Bridgepoint is a leading European provider of private equity with a 25-year track record of investing in established businesses and working with management to create value within companies across Europe. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Wolters Kluwer Education
Wolters Kluwer Education is the leading provider of primary, secondary, and vocational educational material, content and services in seven European countries (the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Austria, and Hungary).
price ($mm)
$1,032
rev ($mm)
$421
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/4/2013 via BNC Analysis

Eureka Growth Capital, purchased Law School Publishing from Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions

synopsis: Thomson Reuters Legal confirmed that it has sold its law school publishing division—a group that offers casebooks, study aids and other printed materials dispensed via reseller bookstores—to Eureka Growth Capital, a Philadelphia private equity firm.
buyer: Eureka Growth Capital
Eureka Growth Capital is a private equity firm focused on partnering with managers of growing, well-run companies to find and realize their potential. It is committed to supporting management teams of businesses with $10-75 million in revenue in creative, flexibly structured transactions. "
seller parent: Thomson Reuters
seller: Thomson Reuters Legal Solutions
The Law School Publishing division of Thomson Reuters offers casebooks, study aids and other printed materials dispensed via reseller bookstores.
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announced 5/13/2019 via PE Hub

RLDatix, will acquire iContracts, Inc

synopsis: RLDatix, a patient safety software platform based in the UK and Canada, has agreed to acquire iContracts, a Bridgewater, New Jersey-based provider of contract, policy and revenue management solutions to the healthcare and life sciences industries.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: RLDatix
RLDatix is a driving force for innovation in patient safety. Bringing together the best of RL Solutions and Datix, RLDatix is the world’s largest software company focused exclusively on patient safety, with more than 3,000 customers in 19 countries around the globe. "
target parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
target: iContracts, Inc
iContracts is a leading cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of contract management and compliance solutions for healthcare, education and industrial customers.
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closed 11/30/2010 via

Mooter Media Limited, acquired Entellect Solutions Limited

synopsis: Mooter Media Limited advises of its intention to acquire 100% of the issued shares in educational software solutions provider Entellect Solutions Limited, subject to a minimum acceptance level of 50.1%. MXL (Entellect) is an Australian-based company, listed on the Australian Stock Exchange since 1987.
buyer: Mooter Media Limited (MMZ:$0.00)
Mooter Media Limited develops and provides Internet advertising solutions for publishers and advertisers primarily in Australia. "
target: Entellect Solutions Limited
Entellect Solutions Limited is the holding company of MXL Consolidated Pty Ltd. and Virtual Communications International Pty Ltd. MXL delivers flexible, affordable and functional business solutions for the global education market, and design their solutions to the ISO 9001 international standard.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.76 [$1.37]*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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 6/25/2007 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired Naviance

synopsis: Hobsons U.S., the leader in elevating colleges’ and universities’ enrollment strategies, has acquired Naviance, the leading provider of planning and advising systems for secondary schools. With innovative educational products and services, Hobsons U.S. will now reach the education community from K-12 to higher education and beyond.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: Naviance
Naviance is the leading provider of Web-based academic planning and advising systems for schools. The Naviance Network includes more than 25,000 educators and counselors serving nearly 2.4 million students in 42 countries who use WorkspaceK12 to support their comprehensive counseling programs.
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closed 1/1/2007 via BNC Analysis

Computer Software Innovations, Inc., acquired McAleer Computer Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Computer Software Innovations, Inc., a provider of software and technology solutions to public sector organizations, announced that it has completed the acquisition of McAleer Computer Associates, Inc. based in Mobile, Alabama.
buyer parent: VerticalBuyer, Inc.
buyer: Computer Software Innovations, Inc. (CSWI:$55.05)
Computer Software Innovations, Inc. develops proprietary fund accounting software applications and provides network integration solutions for local government and education. "
target: McAleer Computer Associates, Inc.
McAleer Solutions, Inc. is a solutions provider in all areas of educational management. McAleer provides innovative solutions through software, hardware, forms & printing, and consultation.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4.05 [$2.71]
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
6.0x
closed 8/2/2006 via BusinessWire

Avid Technology, Inc., acquired Sibelius, Inc.

synopsis: Avid Technology, Inc. has acquired Sibelius Software Ltd., for approximately $23 million in cash. Sibelius - which is based in London - is a leading music applications software company with products for professionals, educators, and students who want to use computers to write, teach or learn music.
buyer: Avid Technology, Inc. (AVID:$514.86)
Avid Technology, Inc. is the world leader in digital nonlinear media creation, management, and distribution solutions, enabling film, video, audio, animation, games, and broadcast professionals to work more efficiently, productively, and creatively. "
target: Sibelius, Inc.
Sibelius is the world market leader in software for writing, teaching and publishing music. It specializes in creating and distributing innovative, high-quality software that is easy to use.
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closed 6/21/2006 via PR Newswire

Pearson Education, acquired ELLIS, Inc.

synopsis: Pearson Education, world's leading education company, announced the acquisition of ELLIS, provider of English language training software for kindergarten through adult learners. The company plans to integrate ELLIS into its Pearson Digital Learning business unit, a leading provider of proven, research-based technology solutions for preK-12 learners
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. "
target parent: Camden Partners Holdings, LLC
target: ELLIS, Inc.
English Language Learning and Instruction System, Inc. (ELLIS) is a software development and marketing company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 1990, Dr. Frank Otto founded ELLIS, formerly known as CALI, to provide a better way to teach the English language to non-English speakers.
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closed 4/6/2006 via BNC Analysis

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, acquired Granada Learning Ltd.

synopsis: US-based private equity firm Veronis Suhler Stevenson is expected to appoint David Smith, the former chief executive of Taylor and Francis, as the new head of Granada Learning, after acquiring the company from broadcaster ITV for £35m.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target parent: itv plc
target: Granada Learning Ltd.
Granada Learning is the UK's leading educational multimedia company, publishing innovative, curriculum-based resources for the UK and abroad. It currently supplies more than ninety-five per cent of schools in the UK and exports to more than thirty countries internationally.
price ($mm)
$123
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/13/2005 via BusinessWire

Curriculum Advantage, Inc., acquired OpenBook Learning Inc.

synopsis: Curriculum Advantage, Inc. announced today that it has purchased OpenBook Anywhere and will integrate the OpenBook content into the Classworks curriculum. With this purchase, Curriculum Advantage expands their catalog of remediation resources with content specifically for English as a Second Language students.
buyer parent: Prime Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Curriculum Advantage, Inc.
Curriculum Advantage markets a proprietary educational software system called Classworks,(TM) installed in over 600 schools worldwide. Classworks provides elementary and middle schools with a network-based system to seamlessly manage all of their educational software.Curriculum Advantage is a divis "
target: OpenBook Learning Inc.
For over 6 years, OpenBook Learning, Inc. has been a leader in combining rich-media technology with research-based teaching methodologies to teach English reading, writing and pronunciation to K-3, remedial, ESL/ESOL/ELL/LEP, and distinctive learners of all ages. OpenBook uses a combination of voic
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closed 8/20/2004 via BusinessWire

Kintera Inc., acquired BNW Software

synopsis: Kintera(R) Inc. (Nasdaq:KNTA), a leading provider of "software as a service" to nonprofit organizations, announced today that it has acquired BNW Software, Inc., a developer of recreational/athletic facilities management software designed specifically for colleges, universities and community centers such as the YMCA.
buyer: Kintera Inc.
Kintera is dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations fulfill their mission by providing Knowledge Interaction technology to build vibrant communities of supporters, beneficiaries and staff. "
target: BNW Software
In order to meet the needs of the Recreational/Athletic facilities market, BNW Software developed BNW-S1. It was initially developed specifically for the university and college sector to handle their point of sale needs. BNW-S1 processes memberships, course registrations and improves customer servi
price ($mm)
$0.44
rev ($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)
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announced 7/13/2018 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., will acquire Student Loan Hero

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc., America's leading online loan marketplace, will acquire Student Loan Hero, a personal finance website dedicated to helping student loan borrowers manage their student debt. Student Loan Hero provides current and former students in-depth financial comparison tools, educational resources, and unbiased, personalized advice.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates America's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. LendingTree's online marketplace connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. "
target: Student Loan Hero
Student Loan Hero combines tools with financial education to help people manage and pay off their student loans. The website provides advice and educational resources that help users to find the best student loan for them. Their tools allow users to sync loan data and calculate repayment scenarios.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Spotahome, acquired Erasmusu

synopsis: Long-term property-booking platform Spotahome has acquired online student community Erasmusu. Based in Spain, Erasmusu provides useful information about the Erasmus scholarship and enables users to share their experiences with other users. Erasmusu provides information on more than 70,000 rental properties for Erasmus students.
buyer: Spotahome
Spotahome is a rental site for mid to long-term accommodation in the world offering thousands of personally-checked properties with virtual viewings on the site that include photography, HD video tours, and floor plans so anyone can book directly online without an in-person viewing. "
target: Erasmusu
Based in Spain, Erasmusu is an online international exchange student community. Erasmusu provides useful information about the Erasmus scholarship and enables users to share their experiences with other users. Erasmusu provides information on more than 70,000 rental properties for Erasmus students.
price ($mm)
$2.47
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2018 via PR Newswire

ProspeX Digital, acquired Universities.com LLC

synopsis: ProspeX Digital, a customer acquisition lead generation company, announced the acquisition of Universities.com, which has served as a trusted source for researching colleges and universities since 1996.
buyer: ProspeX Digital
ProspeX Digital is a performance-driven digital marketing firm that specializes in prospect and data development with a focus on education recruitment marketing. ProspeX Digital boasts a cost-effective, performance-driven model that is fueled by proprietary multi-channel ad targeting products. "
target: Universities.com LLC
Universities.com was established in 1996 to help millions of prospective students and adult learners find colleges and universities that fit their needs and match their career goals.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Wizbii, acquired Filengo

synopsis: Wizbii, a professional social network that helps students and graduate find jobs and internships, has acquired Filengo, a free platform that allows students to obtain all the financial aid they are eligible for. Filengo determines which financial aid and how much each student is eligible for from their profile.
buyer: Wizbii
Wizbii is a professional social network for students and graduates. It was created to encourage the creation of startup projects and collaboration between its members. Wizbii helps young people find jobs and internships, and young entrepreneurs to launch their startup projects. "
target: Filengo
Filengo is a free platform that allows students to obtain all the financial aid they are eligible for. Filengo determines which financial aid and how much each student is eligible for from their profile. Students can fill out and send files to financial aid organizations with just one click.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

NRCCUA, acquired Admittedly

synopsis: The National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA), a leading provider of data and analytics solutions to public and private colleges and universities, announced that it has acquired Admittedly, a web and mobile platform education company that specializes in helping students plan their college searches on the go.
buyer: NRCCUA
National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA) is the most trusted source for advancing higher education recruitment. They build educational bridges between college-bound high school students, high school educators and college admissions officers. "
target: Admittedly
Admitted.ly is the ultimate online college advisory tool for high school students, their parents, and guidance counselors. They collect over 500 data points per student and use that data to show students which schools they should be applying to.
price ($mm)
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closed 7/1/2016 via PR Web

EducationDynamics, LLC, acquired Unigo, LLC

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing, announces the acquisition of Unigo.com and EStudentLoan.com, a subsidiary of Unigo that provides a fast and free way to compare student loans. Unigo also provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions.
buyer parent: Muirlands Capital LLC
buyer: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is the industry leader in helping colleges and universities find the highest quality student prospects to achieve their enrollments goals. EducationDynamics has earned a reputation for providing the resources and expertise required to meet today’s recruitment challenges. "
target parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
target: Unigo, LLC
Unigo is the premier network for current and future college students that provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions. EStudentLoan is a subsidiary of Unigo that provides a fast and free way to compare student loans.
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EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TWOU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2U, Inc.
2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with top-tier universities to deliver rigorous, selective graduate degree and undergraduate for-credit programs online.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$411.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($13.76)
EBIT ($mm)
($46.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2626
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Ticker: TRB.L
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tribal Group plc
Tribal Group plc
Tribal Group plc is a provider of systems and solutions to the UK and international education, training and learning markets. They are also a major provider of management systems to Children’s Services departments in Local Authorities in the UK, with increasing momentum in the international market.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$103.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.89
EBIT ($mm)
$8.57
Net Income ($mm)
$5.35
Employees
873
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Ticker: JP:3834
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc. is a major Internet service provider based in Japan and is operated by ASAHI Net, Inc., a public company founded on April 2, 1990. ASAHI Net, Inc. has been listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange since December 2007.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$80.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.62
EBIT ($mm)
$19.59
Net Income ($mm)
$11.63
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:RDY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReadyTech Holdings Limited
ReadyTech Holdings Limited
ReadyTech is an Australian provider of people management software for employment and education. ReadyTech offers a complete student management system for institutions and training organisations. For employers they offer a complete payroll, HR admin and work health and safety management system.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$22.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.02
EBIT ($mm)
($0.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
160
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Ticker: CNSX:NTAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NexTech AR Solutions Corp.
NexTech AR Solutions Corp.
NexTech AR Solutions is a Canadian company that is developing a proprietary and disruptive Augmented Reality (AR) advertising platform for the retail and cannabis market. Their platform engages consumers by connecting them to brands and retail locations through a fully immersive 3D AR experience.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.50)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Overture Technologies
Overture Technologies
Overture Technologies is the leading provider of mortgage as well as higher-education funding solutions. Overture’s products in the higher-education funding industry help students and their families save money by making better and fully informed financial decisions.
year
2005
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
9
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Ticker: OTCPK:NEEB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nebraska Book Company
Nebraska Book Company
Nebraska Book Company, Inc., began in 1915 with a single college store near the University of Nebraska campus and now sells 6 million textbooks annually and installs more than 1,600 technology platforms and e-commerce sites at more than 2,500 stores.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$77.93
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.12)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.71)
Net Income ($mm)
$3.12
Employees
1450
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Ticker: INST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Instructure
Instructure is a technology company that is focused on improving education. Instructure created Canvas, Gauge, Arc and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$209.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.95)
EBIT ($mm)
($45.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1219
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Ticker: OM:SUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Surgical Science
Surgical Science is a Swedish supplier of virtual reality simulators for medical training. Their training systems for laparoscopy and endoscopy are used by medical training centers and institutes worldwide for practice, validation and certification of students, surgeons, and medical doctors.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.20
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.18)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.46)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
20
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Ticker: TSXV:SYZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sylogist Ltd.
Sylogist Ltd.
Based in Canada, Sylogist is a technology innovation company that, through strategic acquisitions, investments and operations management, provides intellectual property solutions to a wide range of Public Sector customers.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$26.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.36
EBIT ($mm)
$7.32
Net Income ($mm)
$5.67
Employees
91
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Ticker: NYSE:SPGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S&P Global
S&P Global
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company’s divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,357.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,149.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,936.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,972.00
Employees
21200
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Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,800.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$359.98
EBIT ($mm)
$235.91
Net Income ($mm)
$168.26
Employees
5000
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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Ticker: ENXTAM:BRILL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brill
Brill
Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas. Brill publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, both in print and electronic formats. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$39.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.32
EBIT ($mm)
$4.41
Net Income ($mm)
$2.92
Employees
133
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Ticker: OTCNO:KAHOOT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kahoot!
Kahoot!
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform in Norway. Kahoot! makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages. Kahoot! is used in a multitude of settings, including K-12 and university classrooms, corporate offices, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TWOU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2U, Inc.
2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with top-tier universities to deliver rigorous, selective graduate degree and undergraduate for-credit programs online.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$411.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($13.76)
EBIT ($mm)
($46.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2626
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Ticker: TRB.L
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tribal Group plc
Tribal Group plc
Tribal Group plc is a provider of systems and solutions to the UK and international education, training and learning markets. They are also a major provider of management systems to Children’s Services departments in Local Authorities in the UK, with increasing momentum in the international market.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$103.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$10.89
EBIT ($mm)
$8.57
Net Income ($mm)
$5.35
Employees
873
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Ticker: JP:3834
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc. is a major Internet service provider based in Japan and is operated by ASAHI Net, Inc., a public company founded on April 2, 1990. ASAHI Net, Inc. has been listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange since December 2007.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$80.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.62
EBIT ($mm)
$19.59
Net Income ($mm)
$11.63
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:RDY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReadyTech Holdings Limited
ReadyTech Holdings Limited
ReadyTech is an Australian provider of people management software for employment and education. ReadyTech offers a complete student management system for institutions and training organisations. For employers they offer a complete payroll, HR admin and work health and safety management system.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$22.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.02
EBIT ($mm)
($0.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
160
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Ticker: CNSX:NTAR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
NexTech AR Solutions Corp.
NexTech AR Solutions Corp.
NexTech AR Solutions is a Canadian company that is developing a proprietary and disruptive Augmented Reality (AR) advertising platform for the retail and cannabis market. Their platform engages consumers by connecting them to brands and retail locations through a fully immersive 3D AR experience.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.05
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.50)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Overture Technologies
Overture Technologies
Overture Technologies is the leading provider of mortgage as well as higher-education funding solutions. Overture’s products in the higher-education funding industry help students and their families save money by making better and fully informed financial decisions.
year
2005
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
9
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Ticker: OTCPK:NEEB
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Nebraska Book Company
Nebraska Book Company
Nebraska Book Company, Inc., began in 1915 with a single college store near the University of Nebraska campus and now sells 6 million textbooks annually and installs more than 1,600 technology platforms and e-commerce sites at more than 2,500 stores.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$77.93
EBITDA ($mm)
($10.12)
EBIT ($mm)
($12.71)
Net Income ($mm)
$3.12
Employees
1450
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Ticker: INST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Instructure
Instructure is a technology company that is focused on improving education. Instructure created Canvas, Gauge, Arc and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$209.54
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.95)
EBIT ($mm)
($45.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1219
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Ticker: OM:SUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Surgical Science
Surgical Science is a Swedish supplier of virtual reality simulators for medical training. Their training systems for laparoscopy and endoscopy are used by medical training centers and institutes worldwide for practice, validation and certification of students, surgeons, and medical doctors.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.20
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.18)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.46)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
20
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Ticker: TSXV:SYZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sylogist Ltd.
Sylogist Ltd.
Based in Canada, Sylogist is a technology innovation company that, through strategic acquisitions, investments and operations management, provides intellectual property solutions to a wide range of Public Sector customers.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$26.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$8.36
EBIT ($mm)
$7.32
Net Income ($mm)
$5.67
Employees
91
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