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closed 5/25/2007 via Company Press Release

Halyard Education Partners, acquired GoalQuest

synopsis: Education-focused marketing company Halyard Education Partners, a portfolio company of Halyard Capital, has acquired GoalQuest, which provides Web-based programs to help colleges interact with student and other groups. Terms of the acquisition of the New York-based company were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: Halyard Education Partners
Halyard Education Partners has assembled a network of industry leading companies that serve as the premier source of information for prospective students and their families seeking post-secondary educational options. "
target: GoalQuest
GoalQuest’s proprietary suite of Web-based tools enables schools to meet critical business and communication objectives in recruiting, enrollment yield, retention, student development, skills enhancement, parent relations and alumni development.
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closed 9/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

Desire2Learn, acquired Knowillage, Inc.

synopsis: Desire2Learn, a provider of cloud-based learning solutions for higher education, K-12 and Fortune 1000 companies, announced that it has acquired Knowillage Systems, the creators of an adaptive learning and analytics engine that aims to help teachers improve student performance.
buyer: Desire2Learn
Desire2Learn provides the next generation learning environment and solutions to engage and inspire lifelong learners. Desire2Learn helps clients break down barriers to access the highest quality learning experiences, and is recognized for its leadership in accessibility. "
target: Knowillage, Inc.
Knowillage is dedicated to powering the next generation of personalized learning. Its innovative Learning Engine is a service available for integration with existing content, technology and it provides real-time personalized learning paths for a life-long learner.
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announced 7/11/2013 via PR Newswire

Hobsons Inc., will purchase National Transcript Center from Pearson Data Solutions

synopsis: Hobsons announced the acquisition from Pearson of National Transcript Center (NTC), the world's largest e-transcript exchange provider, serving more than 137,000 institutions that represent more than 14 million students. Pearson's NTC is a secure, browser-based application that instantly transfers electronic student records and transcripts.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is a premier provider of innovative technology and integrated marketing solutions that empower education professionals to manage the entire student lifecycle, including recruitment, enrollment, and retention. "
seller parent: Pearson plc
seller: Pearson Data Solutions
Pearson's National Transcript Center (NTC) is the world's largest e-transcript exchange provider, serving more than 137,000 institutions that represent more than 14 million students. NTC is a secure, browser-based application that instantly transfers electronic student records and transcripts.
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closed 7/31/2015 via Company Press Release

Codagami, acquired Spinlight Studio

synopsis: Codagami, a global leader in enterprise solutions, announced the purchase of Spinlight Studio, acquiring the company's entire catalog of award-winning education apps and bringing a new level of design to its enterprise software projects.
buyer: Codagami
Codagami is a global leader in enterprise solutions, providing custom desktop software, cloud migration and mobile applications for a long list of Fortune 500 companies. "
target: Spinlight Studio
Spinlight Studio, Inc. develops and publishes educational games and applications on iOS, Android, and Mac platforms for kids. The company was incorporated in 2000 and is based in Champaign, Illinois.
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closed 4/16/2013 via Market Wire

Echo360, acquired ThinkBinder

synopsis: Echo360, the market leading active and distance learning solution, announced the acquisition of ThinkBinder, a social collaboration tool that enables crowdsourced learning and online study groups. Echo360 sttudents will be able to share their notes and ideas with their peers, improving the learning experience with knowledge from fellow students.
buyer: Echo360
Echo360 is the global leader in providing the platform to capture, host, and deliver classroom lecture and supplemental materials to higher-education institutions. Echo360 facilitates better instruction, results in greater efficiencies, and enriches learning experiences. "
target: ThinkBinder
ThinkBinder allows educators to take advantage of today's social media environment to improve the learning experience. Students and instructors form invite-only online study groups for courses and collaborate through tools like discussion feeds, group whiteboards, file sharing and text/video chat.
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closed 1/16/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Elearis merged with Real Time Cases,

synopsis: Real Time Cases and Elearis have merged to form Curator Solutions®, Inc. The Elearis® SAAS solution provides the ability to easily build online learning by dragging and dropping pictures, graphics, videos, interactive learning objects, documents, animations, and third-party publisher learning content.
buyer: Real Time Cases
Real Time Cases delivers engaging, video-based experiential learning activities that let students confront, learn from, and work to resolve authentic problems facing real and established companies. "
target: Elearis
The Elearis® SAAS solution provides the ability to easily build online learning by dragging and dropping pictures, graphics, videos, interactive learning objects, documents, animations, and third-party publisher learning content.
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closed 7/21/2006 via Company Press Release

Xap Corp, acquired Bridges Transitions, Inc.

synopsis: Xap Corporation announced that it has completed the agreement to acquire Bridges Transitions Inc., a leading provider of software-based online education planning, career exploration, and high school/college test preparation resources designed to help students achieve education and career success.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Xap Corp
Xap Corporation is the leading provider of comprehensive state and regional online college planning portals in the U.S. During the past decade, more than eight million students have used Xap's planning tools in pursuit of their higher education and career aspirations. "
target: Bridges Transitions, Inc.
Bridges Transitions Inc. develops, markets and delivers comprehensive products and services that address a wide range of education needs. Our education and career planning products, online test preparation courses and professional development training services are used by schools.
price ($mm)
$8.79
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$11
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$1
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15.2x
closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Raise.me

synopsis: CampusLogic, the category leader in student financial success, has acquired RaiseMe, a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low-income and first-generation students. RaiseMe empowers every student to build their path to and through college by delivering a student-centric platform for college discovery.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic helps schools change lives by delivering the first—and only—Student Financial Success platform that incorporates complete scholarship management, net price calculators, personalized digital communications, simplified financial aid verification, multilingual virtual advising, and more. "
target: Raise.me
RaiseMe empowers every student to build their path to and through college by delivering a student-centric platform for college discovery and scholarship attainment. Students receive the motivation and guidance to be successful in their pursuit of a college degree.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Instructure, will acquire Portfolium Inc.

synopsis: Instructure, Inc., the leading software-as-a-service technology company that helps people learn and develop through school and work, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Portfolium, the student success network built to showcase the achievements, projects, and competencies of dedicated students to potential employers.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution. "
target: Portfolium Inc.
Portfolium is a full-stack student success platform. Institutions use Portfolium to deploy robust ePortfolio networks as they manage and align learning outcomes assessment, digital badging, guided pathways, and career readiness programs.
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closed 4/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired Watermark

synopsis: Watermark, the largest provider of assessment software for higher education institutions worldwide, has announced the close of its agreement with TCV to acquire a controlling interest in the company. TCV is one of the largest providers of capital to growth-stage private and public companies in the technology industry.
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
Technology Crossover Ventures, founded in 1995, is a leading provider of growth capital to technology companies, providing funds to later-stage private and public companies. "
target: Watermark
Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, educators, and learners. Through its innovative educational intelligence platform, Watermark supports institutions in developing an intentional approach to learning based on data they can trust.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mimir, acquired Omnipointment Inc.

synopsis: Indianapolis-based Mimir has acquired Omnipointment Inc., a tech company based in Chicago. Tthe acquisition of Omnipointment and its signature platform, Charter, will enhance Mimir Classroom. Charter is a group project tool that helps collegiate students arrange times to collaborate and gives instructors data to assess team performance.
buyer: Mimir
Mimir's main cloud-based software platform, Mimir Classroom, helps computer science teachers assess students' performance, strengths and weaknesses. "
target: Omnipointment Inc.
Omnipointment is the tool of choice for group projects, student organizations, and service projects. Omnipointment helps students find time out their busy schedules to meet.
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closed 9/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Liaison International, Inc., acquired SlideRoom.com

synopsis: Liaison International announced it has acquired SlideRoom. The company is best known for its seamless integration of multimedia components into admissions review workflows. Universities, arts, human resources and grant making organizations currently leverage SlideRoom in their decision-making processes.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Liaison International, Inc.
Liaison International, Inc. provides admissions management and enrollment marketing solutions to higher education institutions in the United States. It offers centralized application service, a cloud-based recruiting and admissions solution for students. "
target: SlideRoom.com
SlideRoom is a complete solution to collect, evaluate, and store applications online. The system is perfect for admissions, hiring, auditions, grants, and more. The company is best known for its seamless integration of multimedia components into admissions review workflows.
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closed 9/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired WebAssign

synopsis: Cengage, an education and technology company, announced the acquisition of WebAssign, a leading provider of digital learning solutions for higher education. The acquisition strengthens Cengage's position as a market leader in science, technology and math offering three unique platforms for faculty and institutions.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target: WebAssign
WebAssign is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional system that puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling them to deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student performance, and realize their teaching goals.
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closed 9/21/2016 via Company Press Release

Wiley, acquired Ranku

synopsis: Ranku, a recruitment technology and predictive analytics software company for higher education, announced that it has been acquired by Wiley, a global provider of knowledge and learning solutions that improves outcomes in research, professional practice, and education.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
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."
target: Ranku
Ranku is a Seattle based software company that aims to use technology to drive consumer advocacy in online higher education. Ranku licenses recruitment technology and predictive analytics to universities and state systems to scale online degree enrollment.
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closed 8/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Quad Partners, acquired TaskStream

synopsis: Taskstream, the leading provider of learning outcomes assessment technology and accreditation solutions for higher education, announced an investment by Quad Partners, a private investment firm focused exclusively on education, to deepen and broaden the company’s offerings.
buyer: Quad Partners
Quad Partners was founded in 2000 to make value-added private investments in the education industry. Today, Quad is one of the most active investors in privately-owned education companies in the United States. "
target: TaskStream
Taskstream partners with institutions of higher education and national associations to improve student learning and institutional quality with proven, reliable, user-friendly, and cloud-based solutions for assessment management and e-portfolio solutions and supporting services.
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closed 7/8/2015 via GlobeNewswire

TargetX, acquired Uversity

synopsis: TargetX has acquired Uversity, the mobile and analytics company for enrollment and retention in higher education. Uversity provides clients with resources for student-yield, while empowering students to make decisions regarding college choice by creating mobile technology that connects them with the information and people during the admissions.
buyer: TargetX
TargetX is an innovator for higher education, helping colleges and universities customize and implement effective technology solutions. TargetX provides solutions to help college and university professionals build relationships with their most important constituencies. "
target: Uversity
Uversity is a mobile and analytics company for enrollment and retention in higher education. Uversity's Schools App is a private online community for institution's incoming class. Colleges can engage with future students through targeted messaging while gaining insight in their likelihood to enroll.
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closed 2/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Hobsons Inc., acquired Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Hobsons, the world’s leader in connecting learning to life, announced the acquisition of Starfish Retention Solutions, the leading provider of student success and advising systems for higher education institutions. The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ will augment Hobsons’ existing advising and admissions tools.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is the world’s leader in connecting learning to life. Through Hobsons’ unique advising and admissions products, they help more than 12 million students around the globe identify strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, and find the right college match. "
target: Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.
Starfish Retention Solutions is a leading provider of student success systems. The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ builds on the company’s mission to help students finish what they start.
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closed 2/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired GradesFirst

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company announced that it has acquired GradesFirst and will include its functionality in the flagship Education Advisory Board (EAB) technology membership, the Student Success Collaborative. GradesFirst is a student success technology company that helps colleges and universities engage and support at-risk students.
buyer parent: The Advisory Board Company
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,000 institutions. "
target: GradesFirst
GradesFirst is a student success technology company that helps colleges and universities engage and support at-risk students. The company's user-friendly tools enhance the efficiency of student support teams by connecting campus services in a cloud-based platform.
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closed 10/10/2013 via PR Web

Datamark, Inc., purchased Technology Assets from Altius Education

synopsis: Datamark, the leader in data-driven enrollment marketing, announced it has acquired the technology assets of Altius Education, including its competency-based online learning platform, Helix, as well as its enrollment management and student retention platforms.
buyer: Datamark, Inc.
Datamark, Inc. operates as a marketing agency for the education industry. It offers broadcast, direct mail, print, Web, and other direct response services, as well as concept-to-print, programming, and mail services. "
seller: Altius Education
Altius Education's technology assets includes its competency-based online learning platform, Helix, as well as its enrollment management and student retention platforms.
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closed 4/22/2013 via PR Web

Pearson Education, acquired Learning Catalytics LLC

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, announced that it has acquired Learning Catalytics™, an advanced, cloud-based learning analytics and assessment system developed by Eric Mazur, Brian Lukoff, and Gary King of Harvard University.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Pearson, the global leader in education services, education technology and school solutions, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems and teacher professional development. "
target: Learning Catalytics LLC
Learning Catalytics is a cloud-based learning analytics and assessment system. It allows faculty to obtain real-time responses to open-ended or critical thinking questions, determine which areas need more explanation, and then automatically group students for further discussion and problem solving.
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closed 5/25/2007 via Company Press Release

Halyard Education Partners, acquired GoalQuest

synopsis: Education-focused marketing company Halyard Education Partners, a portfolio company of Halyard Capital, has acquired GoalQuest, which provides Web-based programs to help colleges interact with student and other groups. Terms of the acquisition of the New York-based company were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: Halyard Education Partners
Halyard Education Partners has assembled a network of industry leading companies that serve as the premier source of information for prospective students and their families seeking post-secondary educational options. "
target: GoalQuest
GoalQuest’s proprietary suite of Web-based tools enables schools to meet critical business and communication objectives in recruiting, enrollment yield, retention, student development, skills enhancement, parent relations and alumni development.
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closed 5/30/2007 via PR Web

Halyard Education Partners, acquired WorldClass Strategy

synopsis: Halyard Education Partners, a portfolio company of Halyard Capital, announced the acquisition of WorldClass Strategy, one of the leading providers of performance-based interactive marketing services to the higher education industry.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: Halyard Education Partners
Halyard Education Partners has assembled a network of industry leading companies that serve as the premier source of information for prospective students and their families seeking post-secondary educational options. "
target: WorldClass Strategy
WorldClass Strategy is a recognized leader in providing performance-based interactive marketing services. WCS offers a unique blend of marketing services, such as: search engine optimization, strategic planning, media buying, online ad placement, analytics and creative design.
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closed 5/25/2007 via Company Press Release

Halyard Education Partners, acquired GoalQuest

synopsis: Education-focused marketing company Halyard Education Partners, a portfolio company of Halyard Capital, has acquired GoalQuest, which provides Web-based programs to help colleges interact with student and other groups. Terms of the acquisition of the New York-based company were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: Halyard Education Partners
Halyard Education Partners has assembled a network of industry leading companies that serve as the premier source of information for prospective students and their families seeking post-secondary educational options. "
target: GoalQuest
GoalQuest’s proprietary suite of Web-based tools enables schools to meet critical business and communication objectives in recruiting, enrollment yield, retention, student development, skills enhancement, parent relations and alumni development.
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