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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

AIM Education, Inc., acquired Teacher's Media Company

synopsis: Visual media publisher and distributor AIM Education, Inc. has acquired the award-winning educational video product line Teacher’s Media Company, from School Specialty, Inc. AIM Education, Inc. is a new division of the international AIM Learning Group, Inc.
buyer: AIM Education, Inc.
AIM Education, Inc., based in Plainview, NY, is a visual media publisher and distributor that supports educators by offering supplemental curriculum, guidance, and health products to help students achieve academically, socially, and emotionally. "
target parent: School Specialty, Inc.
target: Teacher's Media Company
In 1994, Teacher's Video Company became the largest producer and distributor of educational videos in the U.S., serving teachers in every discipline in almost every American school. Offerings now exist in all areas of core curriculum, and student health and wellness.
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$8.60
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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

AIM Education, Inc., acquired Sunburst Visual Media

synopsis: Visual media publisher and distributor AIM Education, Inc. has acquired the award-winning educational video product line Sunburst Visual Media and Learn360™ from School Specialty, Inc.
buyer: AIM Education, Inc.
AIM Education, Inc., based in Plainview, NY, is a visual media publisher and distributor that supports educators by offering supplemental curriculum, guidance, and health products to help students achieve academically, socially, and emotionally. "
target parent: School Specialty, Inc.
target: Sunburst Visual Media
Sunburst Video is a leading developer and marketer of proprietary videos, DVDs and related curriculum materials covering the character education, health and guidance curriculums in K-12 schools.
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closed 6/6/2006 via PR Newswire

Discovery Education, acquired Clearvue & SVE, Inc.

synopsis: Discovery Education, the nation's leading provider of on-demand digital media solutions for schools, announced today that it has acquired the Chicago-based educational media company Clearvue & SVE, Inc.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the newly created division of Discovery Communications, Inc., the leading global real-world media company. Discovery Education products reach over 90,000 schools across the United States, serving 1.5 million teachers and their 35 million students each year. "
target: Clearvue & SVE, Inc.
A leader in K-12 educational media publishing for more than 85 years, Clearvue & SVE, Inc., has won numerous awards for its products, which include videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, and the media-on-demand system PowerMediaPlus.com.
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closed 5/31/2012 via PR Newswire

Full East International Limited, merged with Neologic Animation Inc.

synopsis: Neologic Animation Inc., an educational software Company in the People's Republic of China, announced that it has completed its merger with Full East International Limited. Neologic Animation Inc.'s afterschool training website for primary school students, is an educational online game.
buyer: Full East International Limited (NANI:$0.00)
Full East International Limited is a shell company. "
target: Neologic Animation Inc.
Neologic Animation Inc. is an educational software company in the People's Republic of China. The educational online game "Naniya World" is geared to primary school students and is focused on cultivating students' independent learning capacity as well as their self-development capacity.
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closed 7/18/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Sports Venues of Florida, Inc., acquired Live Youth Sports Network

synopsis: Sports Venues of Florida, Inc., a developmental stage company engaged in the business of building youth sports and family entertainment complexes, has acquired Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN), a company that provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet.
buyer: Sports Venues of Florida, Inc. (OTCPK:BTHR:$1.33)
Sports Venues of Florida, Inc., is a developmental stage company engaged in the business of building youth sports and family entertainment complexes. The company builds sports complexes ranging from 80-acres to 300-acres that include both outdoor and indoor athletic competitions. "
target: Live Youth Sports Network
Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN) provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet. LYSN allows parents, grandparents, military personnel, alumni, scouts, and anyone else who could not make it to the game to watch and enjoy any school sporting event.
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$5.50
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announced 2/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

HPIL Holding, will acquire Live Youth Sports Network

synopsis: HPIL Holding, a diversified holding company, will acquire Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN). LYSN provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet. LYSN allows parents, grandparents, military personnel, alumni, scouts, and anyone else who could not make it to the game to watch and enjoy any school sporting event.
buyer: HPIL Holding (OTCPK:HPIL:$0.00)
HPIL Holding is a diversified holding company. HPIL Holding is focused on investing in both private and public companies in differing business sectors. HPIL Holding does not restrict its potential candidate target companies to any specific business, industry or geographical location. "
target: Live Youth Sports Network
Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN) provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet. LYSN allows parents, grandparents, military personnel, alumni, scouts, and anyone else who could not make it to the game to watch and enjoy any school sporting event.
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announced 5/1/2019 via BusinessWire

McGraw-Hill Education will be merged with Cengage Learning,

synopsis: McGraw-Hill and Cengage announced that they will combine in an all-stock merger on equal terms. The company will be led by Michael E. Hansen, currently CEO of Cengage. McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences. The combined company will be named McGraw Hill.
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 parent: Apollo Global Management
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals drive results. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives.
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closed 3/22/2013 via PR Newswire

Apollo Global Management, acquired McGraw-Hill Education

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies completed the sale of its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,539.25)
Apollo Global Management, LLC is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. They focus their investments in areas where they can capitalize upon their integrated platform. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,400 [$2,521]
rev ($mm)
$2,223
EBITDA ($mm)
$371
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
closed 10/30/2018 via PR Newswire

IXL Learning, acquired ABCya.com, L.L.C.

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform, has acquired ABCya.com, the leader in educational games for kids. ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. In addition to math and language arts, ABCya also covers topics such as science and holiday trivia.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL Learning is an educational technology company that delivers an immersive K-12 e-learning experience. IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies and Spanish. "
target: ABCya.com, L.L.C.
ABCya.com is the leader in educational games for kids. ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. In addition to math and language arts, ABCya also covers topics such as science and holiday trivia.
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closed 5/21/2007 via BusinessWire

Facts On File News Service, acquired Films Media Group

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc. it has sold its Films Media Group to Facts on File, Inc., a publisher of print and online reference materials for schools and libraries. Films Media Group is a leading source of educational videos to schools, colleges, and libraries in North America, offering approximately 12,000 titles.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Facts On File News Service
Facts On File is recognized as one of the leading print and electronic publishers of general reference materials for the school and library markets. Its product formats include single and multi-volume books, online databases, loose-leaf binders and CD-ROMs. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Films Media Group
Films Media Group is North America’s leading source of high-quality educational video and multimedia programs for schools, colleges, libraries, the medical community, and other institutions. FMG is a PRIMEDIA company based in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
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announced 10/18/2011 via Reuters

HTC Corporation, will acquire Zoodles

synopsis: HTC Corp, HTC, the world's No.5 smartphone company, plans to buy Inquisitive Minds, a U.S. maker of children's software, for $13 million to expand its offering of applications. Inquisitive Minds' Zoodles is an online platform for education and learning for young children that offers games, videos, story books, an art studio, and more.
buyer: HTC Corporation
Inquisitive Minds, d/b/a Zoodles, provides an online platform for education and learning for young children. Zoodles has thousands of fun, educational games that are always changing. Zoodles' simple interface makes it easy for kids to play independently. "
target: Zoodles
Inquisitive Minds, d/b/a Zoodles, provides an online platform for education and learning for young children. Zoodles has thousands of fun, educational games that are always changing. Zoodles' simple interface makes it easy for kids to play independently.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 4/15/2004 via BusinessWire

Triumph Learning, acquired Buckle Down Publishing Company

synopsis: Haights Cross Communications, Inc. announced that it completed the acquisition of Buckle Down Publishing Company on April 15, 2004. Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Buckle Down was founded in 1982 and is one of the nation's leading publishers of test preparation materials for high-stakes state tests.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Triumph Learning
A comprehensive provider of print and software preparation materials for state and national tests, Triumph Learning has a highly successful 19-year track record of publishing high-quality materials proven to help students master the standards assessed on high stakes state tests. Triumph Learning cr "
target: Buckle Down Publishing Company
Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Buckle Down was founded in 1982 and is one of the nation's leading publishers of test preparation materials for high-stakes state tests.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
9.8x
closed 10/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Cambium Learning Group merged with Veritas Capital Partners,

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational technology solutions company committed to helping all students reach their full potential, announced that it has completed its previously announced sale to certain affiliates of Veritas Capital, a leading private equity investment firm.
buyer: Veritas Capital Partners
Veritas Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Cambium Learning Group (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group, Inc. is an award-winning educational technology solutions leader dedicated to helping all students reach their potential through individualized and differentiated instruction.
price ($mm)[EV]
$686 [$703]
rev ($mm)
$161
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
24.4x
announced 1/31/2007 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, will acquire Cambium Learning

synopsis: Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading private equity investor announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Cambium Learning, Inc., a leading education company that provides intervention solutions for literacy and mathematics. Terms of the purchase from J.H.Whitney & Co. were not disclosed.
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: Whitney & Co. LLC
target: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials.
price ($mm)
$325
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

GreatSchools Inc., acquired Schoolie

synopsis: GreatSchools, the Oakland, California-based nonprofit organization committed to empowering parents to get a great education for their children, announced its acquisition of Schoolie, the education technology company which has pioneered the collection of in-depth, public school-level data on access to academic courses and school program information.
buyer: GreatSchools Inc.
GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents to improve educational opportunities for their child. GreatSchools trusted ratings and school quality information help parents find the right school for their family and take action to improve schools in their communities. "
target: Schoolie
Schoolie is the education technology company which has pioneered the collection of in-depth, public school-level data on access to academic courses and school program information.
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closed 10/11/2017 via PR Web

MindRocket Media Group Inc., acquired American ED TV

synopsis: MindRocket Media Group, the comprehensive multi-channel public relations and editorial firm, has acquired American ED TV, the first television media company focused on American education. American ED TV delivers entertaining, trusted and empowering content for the purpose of improving the education system.
buyer: MindRocket Media Group Inc.
MindRocket Media Group is a multimedia, multi-channel, production, marketing and public relations firm specializing in education industry thought leadership and strategy. They also produce and distribute education news, event coverage, commentary and product review to third party media channels. "
target: American ED TV
American ED TV is the first network dedicated to the news, business and culture of American education. They are a leader in delivering entertaining, trusted and empowering content to galvanize educators, students, parents and concerned citizens for the purpose of improving the education system.
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closed 3/20/2007 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Anker Publishing Co. Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today that it has acquired the publishing assets of Anker Publishing Company, Inc., an independent publisher of books and periodicals for professionals in higher education, located in Bolton, Massachusetts. Anker Publishing's annual revenue is approximately $ 1 million.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,800.07)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target: Anker Publishing Co. Inc.
Anker Publishing Company, Inc. is an independent publisher of professional books, periodicals, and other information media.
price ($mm)
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$1
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 2/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Certica Solutions, purchased Formative Assessment Item Bank from Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)

synopsis: Certica Solutions announced that the company has acquired the Formative Assessment Item Bank line of business from Northwest Evaluation Association. The Item Bank contains over 82,500 standards-based items that have been written or aligned to the Common Core State Standards, state learning standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica Solutions provides data management and assessment solutions to K-12 schools, districts and educational service agencies, giving administrators and educators the ability to easily analyze, track and improve performance through better use of student, school and teacher data. "
seller: Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)
Formative Assessment Item Bank of Northwest Evaluation Association contains over 82,500 standards-based items that have been written or aligned to the Common Core State, state learning and the Next Generation Science Standards. It also includes the Item Bank content management application.
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announced 8/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Pearson plc, will acquire America's Choice

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading education company, signed a letter of agreement to acquire America’s Choice, a leading innovator in research-based strategies to help schools, districts, and states dramatically improve student achievement.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,257.68)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: America's Choice
America’s Choice is a leading educational organization offering comprehensive, proven solutions to the complex problems educators face in the era of accountability.
price ($mm)
$80
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closed 12/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Voyager Learning Company merged with Cambium Learning,

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., announced it has completed the merger of Cambium Learning, Inc., a company serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, and Voyager Learning Company, a provider of educational solutions.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials. "
target: Voyager Learning Company
Voyager Learning Company is a leading provider of K-12 curriculum products, in-school core reading programs, reading and math intervention programs, and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$102
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

AIM Education, Inc., acquired Teacher's Media Company

synopsis: Visual media publisher and distributor AIM Education, Inc. has acquired the award-winning educational video product line Teacher’s Media Company, from School Specialty, Inc. AIM Education, Inc. is a new division of the international AIM Learning Group, Inc.
buyer: AIM Education, Inc.
AIM Education, Inc., based in Plainview, NY, is a visual media publisher and distributor that supports educators by offering supplemental curriculum, guidance, and health products to help students achieve academically, socially, and emotionally. "
target parent: School Specialty, Inc.
target: Teacher's Media Company
In 1994, Teacher's Video Company became the largest producer and distributor of educational videos in the U.S., serving teachers in every discipline in almost every American school. Offerings now exist in all areas of core curriculum, and student health and wellness.
price ($mm)
$8.60
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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

AIM Education, Inc., acquired Sunburst Visual Media

synopsis: Visual media publisher and distributor AIM Education, Inc. has acquired the award-winning educational video product line Sunburst Visual Media and Learn360™ from School Specialty, Inc.
buyer: AIM Education, Inc.
AIM Education, Inc., based in Plainview, NY, is a visual media publisher and distributor that supports educators by offering supplemental curriculum, guidance, and health products to help students achieve academically, socially, and emotionally. "
target parent: School Specialty, Inc.
target: Sunburst Visual Media
Sunburst Video is a leading developer and marketer of proprietary videos, DVDs and related curriculum materials covering the character education, health and guidance curriculums in K-12 schools.
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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

AIM Education, Inc., acquired Teacher's Media Company

synopsis: Visual media publisher and distributor AIM Education, Inc. has acquired the award-winning educational video product line Teacher’s Media Company, from School Specialty, Inc. AIM Education, Inc. is a new division of the international AIM Learning Group, Inc.
buyer: AIM Education, Inc.
AIM Education, Inc., based in Plainview, NY, is a visual media publisher and distributor that supports educators by offering supplemental curriculum, guidance, and health products to help students achieve academically, socially, and emotionally. "
target parent: School Specialty, Inc.
target: Teacher's Media Company
In 1994, Teacher's Video Company became the largest producer and distributor of educational videos in the U.S., serving teachers in every discipline in almost every American school. Offerings now exist in all areas of core curriculum, and student health and wellness.
price ($mm)
$8.60
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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

AIM Education, Inc., acquired Teacher's Media Company

synopsis: Visual media publisher and distributor AIM Education, Inc. has acquired the award-winning educational video product line Teacher’s Media Company, from School Specialty, Inc. AIM Education, Inc. is a new division of the international AIM Learning Group, Inc.
buyer: AIM Education, Inc.
AIM Education, Inc., based in Plainview, NY, is a visual media publisher and distributor that supports educators by offering supplemental curriculum, guidance, and health products to help students achieve academically, socially, and emotionally. "
target parent: School Specialty, Inc.
target: Teacher's Media Company
In 1994, Teacher's Video Company became the largest producer and distributor of educational videos in the U.S., serving teachers in every discipline in almost every American school. Offerings now exist in all areas of core curriculum, and student health and wellness.
price ($mm)
$8.60
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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

AIM Education, Inc., acquired Sunburst Visual Media

synopsis: Visual media publisher and distributor AIM Education, Inc. has acquired the award-winning educational video product line Sunburst Visual Media and Learn360™ from School Specialty, Inc.
buyer: AIM Education, Inc.
AIM Education, Inc., based in Plainview, NY, is a visual media publisher and distributor that supports educators by offering supplemental curriculum, guidance, and health products to help students achieve academically, socially, and emotionally. "
target parent: School Specialty, Inc.
target: Sunburst Visual Media
Sunburst Video is a leading developer and marketer of proprietary videos, DVDs and related curriculum materials covering the character education, health and guidance curriculums in K-12 schools.
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closed 6/6/2006 via PR Newswire

Discovery Education, acquired Clearvue & SVE, Inc.

synopsis: Discovery Education, the nation's leading provider of on-demand digital media solutions for schools, announced today that it has acquired the Chicago-based educational media company Clearvue & SVE, Inc.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the newly created division of Discovery Communications, Inc., the leading global real-world media company. Discovery Education products reach over 90,000 schools across the United States, serving 1.5 million teachers and their 35 million students each year. "
target: Clearvue & SVE, Inc.
A leader in K-12 educational media publishing for more than 85 years, Clearvue & SVE, Inc., has won numerous awards for its products, which include videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, and the media-on-demand system PowerMediaPlus.com.
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closed 5/31/2012 via PR Newswire

Full East International Limited, merged with Neologic Animation Inc.

synopsis: Neologic Animation Inc., an educational software Company in the People's Republic of China, announced that it has completed its merger with Full East International Limited. Neologic Animation Inc.'s afterschool training website for primary school students, is an educational online game.
buyer: Full East International Limited (NANI:$0.00)
Full East International Limited is a shell company. "
target: Neologic Animation Inc.
Neologic Animation Inc. is an educational software company in the People's Republic of China. The educational online game "Naniya World" is geared to primary school students and is focused on cultivating students' independent learning capacity as well as their self-development capacity.
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closed 7/18/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Sports Venues of Florida, Inc., acquired Live Youth Sports Network

synopsis: Sports Venues of Florida, Inc., a developmental stage company engaged in the business of building youth sports and family entertainment complexes, has acquired Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN), a company that provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet.
buyer: Sports Venues of Florida, Inc. (OTCPK:BTHR:$1.33)
Sports Venues of Florida, Inc., is a developmental stage company engaged in the business of building youth sports and family entertainment complexes. The company builds sports complexes ranging from 80-acres to 300-acres that include both outdoor and indoor athletic competitions. "
target: Live Youth Sports Network
Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN) provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet. LYSN allows parents, grandparents, military personnel, alumni, scouts, and anyone else who could not make it to the game to watch and enjoy any school sporting event.
price ($mm)
$5.50
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announced 2/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

HPIL Holding, will acquire Live Youth Sports Network

synopsis: HPIL Holding, a diversified holding company, will acquire Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN). LYSN provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet. LYSN allows parents, grandparents, military personnel, alumni, scouts, and anyone else who could not make it to the game to watch and enjoy any school sporting event.
buyer: HPIL Holding (OTCPK:HPIL:$0.00)
HPIL Holding is a diversified holding company. HPIL Holding is focused on investing in both private and public companies in differing business sectors. HPIL Holding does not restrict its potential candidate target companies to any specific business, industry or geographical location. "
target: Live Youth Sports Network
Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN) provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet. LYSN allows parents, grandparents, military personnel, alumni, scouts, and anyone else who could not make it to the game to watch and enjoy any school sporting event.
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announced 5/1/2019 via BusinessWire

McGraw-Hill Education will be merged with Cengage Learning,

synopsis: McGraw-Hill and Cengage announced that they will combine in an all-stock merger on equal terms. The company will be led by Michael E. Hansen, currently CEO of Cengage. McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences. The combined company will be named McGraw Hill.
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 parent: Apollo Global Management
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals drive results. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives.
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closed 3/22/2013 via PR Newswire

Apollo Global Management, acquired McGraw-Hill Education

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies completed the sale of its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,539.25)
Apollo Global Management, LLC is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. They focus their investments in areas where they can capitalize upon their integrated platform. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,400 [$2,521]
rev ($mm)
$2,223
EBITDA ($mm)
$371
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
closed 10/30/2018 via PR Newswire

IXL Learning, acquired ABCya.com, L.L.C.

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform, has acquired ABCya.com, the leader in educational games for kids. ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. In addition to math and language arts, ABCya also covers topics such as science and holiday trivia.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL Learning is an educational technology company that delivers an immersive K-12 e-learning experience. IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies and Spanish. "
target: ABCya.com, L.L.C.
ABCya.com is the leader in educational games for kids. ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. In addition to math and language arts, ABCya also covers topics such as science and holiday trivia.
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closed 5/21/2007 via BusinessWire

Facts On File News Service, acquired Films Media Group

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc. it has sold its Films Media Group to Facts on File, Inc., a publisher of print and online reference materials for schools and libraries. Films Media Group is a leading source of educational videos to schools, colleges, and libraries in North America, offering approximately 12,000 titles.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Facts On File News Service
Facts On File is recognized as one of the leading print and electronic publishers of general reference materials for the school and library markets. Its product formats include single and multi-volume books, online databases, loose-leaf binders and CD-ROMs. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Films Media Group
Films Media Group is North America’s leading source of high-quality educational video and multimedia programs for schools, colleges, libraries, the medical community, and other institutions. FMG is a PRIMEDIA company based in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
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announced 10/18/2011 via Reuters

HTC Corporation, will acquire Zoodles

synopsis: HTC Corp, HTC, the world's No.5 smartphone company, plans to buy Inquisitive Minds, a U.S. maker of children's software, for $13 million to expand its offering of applications. Inquisitive Minds' Zoodles is an online platform for education and learning for young children that offers games, videos, story books, an art studio, and more.
buyer: HTC Corporation
Inquisitive Minds, d/b/a Zoodles, provides an online platform for education and learning for young children. Zoodles has thousands of fun, educational games that are always changing. Zoodles' simple interface makes it easy for kids to play independently. "
target: Zoodles
Inquisitive Minds, d/b/a Zoodles, provides an online platform for education and learning for young children. Zoodles has thousands of fun, educational games that are always changing. Zoodles' simple interface makes it easy for kids to play independently.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 4/15/2004 via BusinessWire

Triumph Learning, acquired Buckle Down Publishing Company

synopsis: Haights Cross Communications, Inc. announced that it completed the acquisition of Buckle Down Publishing Company on April 15, 2004. Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Buckle Down was founded in 1982 and is one of the nation's leading publishers of test preparation materials for high-stakes state tests.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Triumph Learning
A comprehensive provider of print and software preparation materials for state and national tests, Triumph Learning has a highly successful 19-year track record of publishing high-quality materials proven to help students master the standards assessed on high stakes state tests. Triumph Learning cr "
target: Buckle Down Publishing Company
Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Buckle Down was founded in 1982 and is one of the nation's leading publishers of test preparation materials for high-stakes state tests.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
9.8x
closed 10/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Cambium Learning Group merged with Veritas Capital Partners,

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational technology solutions company committed to helping all students reach their full potential, announced that it has completed its previously announced sale to certain affiliates of Veritas Capital, a leading private equity investment firm.
buyer: Veritas Capital Partners
Veritas Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Cambium Learning Group (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group, Inc. is an award-winning educational technology solutions leader dedicated to helping all students reach their potential through individualized and differentiated instruction.
price ($mm)[EV]
$686 [$703]
rev ($mm)
$161
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
24.4x
announced 1/31/2007 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, will acquire Cambium Learning

synopsis: Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading private equity investor announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Cambium Learning, Inc., a leading education company that provides intervention solutions for literacy and mathematics. Terms of the purchase from J.H.Whitney & Co. were not disclosed.
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: Whitney & Co. LLC
target: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials.
price ($mm)
$325
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

GreatSchools Inc., acquired Schoolie

synopsis: GreatSchools, the Oakland, California-based nonprofit organization committed to empowering parents to get a great education for their children, announced its acquisition of Schoolie, the education technology company which has pioneered the collection of in-depth, public school-level data on access to academic courses and school program information.
buyer: GreatSchools Inc.
GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents to improve educational opportunities for their child. GreatSchools trusted ratings and school quality information help parents find the right school for their family and take action to improve schools in their communities. "
target: Schoolie
Schoolie is the education technology company which has pioneered the collection of in-depth, public school-level data on access to academic courses and school program information.
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closed 10/11/2017 via PR Web

MindRocket Media Group Inc., acquired American ED TV

synopsis: MindRocket Media Group, the comprehensive multi-channel public relations and editorial firm, has acquired American ED TV, the first television media company focused on American education. American ED TV delivers entertaining, trusted and empowering content for the purpose of improving the education system.
buyer: MindRocket Media Group Inc.
MindRocket Media Group is a multimedia, multi-channel, production, marketing and public relations firm specializing in education industry thought leadership and strategy. They also produce and distribute education news, event coverage, commentary and product review to third party media channels. "
target: American ED TV
American ED TV is the first network dedicated to the news, business and culture of American education. They are a leader in delivering entertaining, trusted and empowering content to galvanize educators, students, parents and concerned citizens for the purpose of improving the education system.
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closed 3/20/2007 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Anker Publishing Co. Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today that it has acquired the publishing assets of Anker Publishing Company, Inc., an independent publisher of books and periodicals for professionals in higher education, located in Bolton, Massachusetts. Anker Publishing's annual revenue is approximately $ 1 million.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,800.07)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target: Anker Publishing Co. Inc.
Anker Publishing Company, Inc. is an independent publisher of professional books, periodicals, and other information media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Certica Solutions, purchased Formative Assessment Item Bank from Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)

synopsis: Certica Solutions announced that the company has acquired the Formative Assessment Item Bank line of business from Northwest Evaluation Association. The Item Bank contains over 82,500 standards-based items that have been written or aligned to the Common Core State Standards, state learning standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica Solutions provides data management and assessment solutions to K-12 schools, districts and educational service agencies, giving administrators and educators the ability to easily analyze, track and improve performance through better use of student, school and teacher data. "
seller: Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)
Formative Assessment Item Bank of Northwest Evaluation Association contains over 82,500 standards-based items that have been written or aligned to the Common Core State, state learning and the Next Generation Science Standards. It also includes the Item Bank content management application.
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announced 8/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Pearson plc, will acquire America's Choice

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading education company, signed a letter of agreement to acquire America’s Choice, a leading innovator in research-based strategies to help schools, districts, and states dramatically improve student achievement.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,257.68)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: America's Choice
America’s Choice is a leading educational organization offering comprehensive, proven solutions to the complex problems educators face in the era of accountability.
price ($mm)
$80
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closed 12/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Voyager Learning Company merged with Cambium Learning,

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., announced it has completed the merger of Cambium Learning, Inc., a company serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, and Voyager Learning Company, a provider of educational solutions.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials. "
target: Voyager Learning Company
Voyager Learning Company is a leading provider of K-12 curriculum products, in-school core reading programs, reading and math intervention programs, and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States.
price ($mm)
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$102
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA

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