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closed 9/12/2008 via Market Wire

Learning Trends, LLC, acquired Abrams & Company Publishers, Inc.

synopsis: Austin-based Learning Trends, LLC, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Abrams Acquisition Corp., Inc., has merged with Abrams & Company Publishers, Inc., of Waterbury, CT. Abrams & Company is best known as the publisher of The Letter People® family of products for the early-childhood education market.
buyer: Learning Trends, LLC
Learning Trends was founded by publishing veterans Roy Mayers, Gunnar Voltz, Leslie Ford, and Lynn Keller, who have worked together and separately with many well known supplementary publishers, including Steck-Vaughn, Rigby, Options, Peoples, Modern Curriculum Press, and Simon & Schuster. "
target: Abrams & Company Publishers, Inc.
Abrams & Company is best known as the publisher of The Letter People® family of products for the early-childhood education market. Founders Richard and Patricia Abrams have successfully created and reinvented skills-based literacy programs around the Letter People for 20 years.
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closed 7/27/2011 via Market Wire

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

synopsis: ePals Corp (formerly New University Holdings Corp.) has completed its previously announced merger with ePals, Inc., pursuant to which New University acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of ePals ,Inc., a leading K12 social learning network (SLN) and education technology company.
buyer: New University Holdings Corp.
New University Holdings Corp. intends to identify and evaluate assets or businesses with a view to complete a qualifying transaction. The company was incorporated in July 2010 and is headquartered in New York, New York. "
target: ePals, Inc.
ePals, Inc. is a leading global K12 social learning network and offers primary and secondary schools, teachers, students and parents worldwide a safe and secure platform for building educational communities, providing quality digital content, and more.
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closed 9/13/2018 via BusinessWire

EMC School, acquired Mondo Publishing

synopsis: Carnegie Learning’s EMC School division, a leading provider of digital and blended literacy solutions, announced its acquisition of Mondo Publishing, a company celebrated for its K-5 literacy resources and professional learning services.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: EMC School (:$0.00)
EMC School, a division of Carnegie Learning, is a recognized leader in language learning solutions. Founded in 1954, EMC offers core instructional solutions and materials, supplements, and assessments for the K-12 market. "
target: Mondo Publishing
Since 1986, Mondo (meaning “world” in Italian) has been providing ongoing professional learning services and developing high-quality literacy resources for K-5 classrooms.
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announced 1/13/2005 via PR Newswire

Educate, Inc., will acquire Gateway Learning Corporation

synopsis: Educate, Inc. EEEE, a leading pre-K-12 education services company and parent of Sylvan Learning Centers and Catapult Learning, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase all of the stock of Gateway Learning Corporation, which owns Hooked on Phonics.
buyer parent: Sterling Capital, Ltd.
buyer: Educate, Inc.
Educate, Inc., is a leading pre-K-12 education company delivering supplemental education services and products to students and their families. Educate's consumer services business, Sylvan Learning Center, is North America's best-known and most trusted tutoring brand. "
target: Gateway Learning Corporation
Hooked on Phonics is back. After filing for bankruptcy protection in 1995, the learn-to-read program was resurrected as Gateway Learning by chairman Chip Adams. As a partner in Rosewood Capital, Adams helped bring in money to retool the program with the assistance of teachers, writers, artists, and
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closed 4/23/2008 via BusinessWire

Alchemy Creative, Inc., acquired Poetry Pals Learning Center

synopsis: Alchemy Creative, Inc. today announced that they have acquired ownership and exclusive rights to Poetry Pals, an award-winning literacy solution. The Poetry Pals early childhood literacy solution has been effectively implemented in over 6,000 Montessori schools and many large urban districts across the country.
buyer: Alchemy Creative, Inc.
Alchemy Creative, Inc. was founded on the principle of edutainment - enabling learning with the integration of educational media into an exciting and entertaining format in which science and other curriculum learning is enhanced through actively engaging students. "
target: Poetry Pals Learning Center
The Poetry Pals Learning Center is designed for use in classrooms, homes, libraries, daycares, etc. Through a series of successes and event-oriented reading processes, children are motivated to read, using rhyme and rhythm to help build confidence in their ability to learn.
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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sandbox & Co., acquired Hopster TV

synopsis: Sandbox and Co., UK's millennial learning company with a portfolio of digital products and services which help children learn while they play, has acquired Hopster, a company whose content helps develop kids’ literacy, numeracy and encourage exploring the world around them.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox and Co. is UK's millennial learning company with a portfolio of digital products and services which help children learn while they play. Their brands focus on globally relevant core subjects, encourage children to build on curiosity and help them develop 21st century skills. "
target: Hopster TV
By offering only developmental shows and then using them to power a carefully developed early years curriculum, UK's Hopster delivers a service parents can feel good about giving to their kids. Their content helps develop kids’ literacy, numeracy and encourage exploring the world around them.
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closed 4/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Nearpod, acquired Flocabulary

synopsis: Nearpod, an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom, has acquired Flocabulary, a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Their standards-based videos and instructional activities help develop core literacy skills.
buyer: Nearpod
Nearpod is an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom. Nearpod makes lectures more engaging through interactive multimedia presentations. With Nearpod, teachers can create mobile presentations, engage students in class, and assess them in real time. "
target: Flocabulary
Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers use Flocabulary’s standards-based videos and instructional activities to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Achieve3000, acquired ActivelyLearn

synopsis: Achieve3000, a provider of online reading and literacy tools, announced it has acquired Seattle-based Actively Learn, which also provides a suite of online reading materials and instructional supports aimed at helping students build literacy and critical-thinking skills.
buyer: Achieve3000
Achieve3000 offers online literacy tools for a range of students, from English language learners in schools to working adults. The company offers reading materials that are rewritten at 12 different levels in English, so that students can engage in the same content regardless of their reading skill."
target: ActivelyLearn
Seattle-based Actively Learn provides online reading materials and instructional supports aimed at helping students build literacy and critical-thinking skills. Actively Learn’s library includes 30,000 digital texts on subjects covering topics across English language arts, science and more.
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closed 3/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired myON

synopsis: Renaissance®, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, announced the acquisition of myON®, a leading provider of digital literacy solutions, from Francisco Partners. myON has created a personalized digital literacy environment that transforms learning.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance® is a leader in pre-K-12 learning analytics, enabling educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance's solutions facilitate the ability to analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
target: myON
myON has created a personalized digital literacy environment that transforms learning. myON expands the classroom by providing unlimited access to the largest collection of more than 13,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, real-time assessments, and a growing Literacy Toolkit.
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closed 2/28/2018 via BusinessWire

Asteria Education, Inc., acquired ECS Learning Systems, Inc.

synopsis: ECS Learning Systems, a leading integrated test prep company in Texas, announced Asteria Education, Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of ECS Learning Systems, Inc. ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®.
buyer: Asteria Education, Inc.
The mission of Asteria Education, Inc. is to provide affordable high quality learning solutions to help all students achieve academic success. Asteria was created in 2017 and is actively pursuing acquisition opportunities in the education space. "
target: ECS Learning Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®. From the beginning, their company mission has been to create quality, innovative K-12 resources that make teaching easier.
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closed 2/22/2017 via PE Hub

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired myON

synopsis: Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital reading products and services, announced that Francisco Partners, a leading technology investment firm, has acquired myON. Since launching in 2011, myON has established itself as the fastest growing digital literacy company for the K-12 education market.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $10 billion in capital and invested in more than 150 technology companies. "
target parent: Coughlan Companies
target: myON
myON has created a personalized digital literacy environment that transforms learning. myON expands the classroom by providing unlimited access to the largest collection of more than 13,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, real-time assessments, and a growing Literacy Toolkit.
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closed 7/25/2007 via Company Press Release

Insight Venture Partners, purchased a minority stake in Achieve3000

synopsis: Achieve3000, the leader in Internet-based, differentiated instruction, with solutions for reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing proficiency, today announced the company has secured a $9 million investment from New York-based Insight Venture Partners.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is the fastest-growing venture capital firm specializing in software and the Internet. The team is composed of experienced investors and operating executives, and a capital base of $3 billion to support the companies in which they invest. "
target: Achieve3000
Achieve3000 delivers differentiated literacy solutions proven to increase reading comprehension and fluency, vocabulary and writing proficiency for students in grades 2 through 12. Its proprietary software engine, provides each student with an appropriate version of the same content.
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closed 5/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Cambium Learning Group, Inc., acquired VKidz Inc

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational technology solutions company committed to helping all students reach their full potential, has acquired Vkidz, an edtech company dedicated to helping deliver the best education to students using technology.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (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. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: VKidz Inc
Vkidz is an edtech company dedicated to helping deliver the best education to students using technology. Organized in two business units, Vkidz serves both school systems and homeschooling families with innovative, research-based educational products.
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closed 12/6/2016 via BusinessWire

Waterford Institute, acquired Curriculet

synopsis: Waterford Institute, a nonprofit edtech and research center, announced the acquisition of Curriculet. Curriculet’s platform, a self-guided independent reading program, will become part of the Waterford curriculum and provide students from grades 3 to 6 with a breadth of individualized reading experiences.
buyer: Waterford Institute
Waterford Institute is a nonprofit research center that creates personalized cloud-based instruction through an award-winning curriculum, content, and assessment for children in pre-K to 6th grade. "
target: Curriculet
Curriculet enables teachers to deliver customized, Common Core aligned learning and digitally create and share their curriculum materials. Curriculet allows school districts nationwide to purchase ebooks at a lower cost, expanding their library and enabling teachers to broaden their reading lists.
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closed 9/30/2016 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Redbird Advanced Learning

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education announced the acquisition of Redbird Advanced Learning, LLC, a leading digital personalized learning company that offers courses in K-12 math, language arts and writing and virtual professional development programs for educators. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. "
target: Redbird Advanced Learning
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Oakland, CA, Redbird Advanced Learning is a digital personalized learning company that offers courses in K-12 math, language arts and writing and virtual professional development programs for educators.
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closed 5/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Scholastic Educational Technology and Services

synopsis: Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that it has completed its previously-announced acquisition of the Educational Technology and Services business of Scholastic Corporation. The EdTech segment of Scholastic provides digital intervention curriculum, products and services to schools and districts throughout the United States.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. "
target parent: Scholastic Inc.
target: Scholastic Educational Technology and Services
The EdTech segment of Scholastic provides digital intervention curriculum, products and services to schools and districts throughout the United States as well as related implementation and assessment services and school consulting services.
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$575
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$249
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$68
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Isabella Products, Inc., acquired StarWalk Kids Media LLC

synopsis: Isabella Products, Inc., the developer of the Fable tablet with insights from children, parents and teachers, announced that it has acquired StarWalk Kids Media LLC, a leading publisher and distributor of exclusive, high-quality eBooks delivered through its content platform and award-winning StarWalk Reader™.
buyer: Isabella Products, Inc.
Isabella developed the Fable tablet with insights from children, parents, and teachers in conjunction with its school and non-profit pilot programs. Fable's interface gives a child the freedom to explore, learn, play, create, and safely share within their own private network, managed by an adult. "
target parent: Seymour Science, LLC
target: StarWalk Kids Media LLC
StarWalk Kids Media is a leading digital learning company, setting new standards in EdTech software and the creation and delivery of narrated children's eBooks in the U.S. and abroad. The cloud-based StarWalk Reader™ and content delivery platform offer schools and libraries access to preK-8 eBooks.
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closed 4/19/2005 via PR Newswire

The Wicks Group, acquired EMC Corporation

synopsis: Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm, today announced that its affiliate, Wicks Educational Publishing, LLC, has completed the acquisition of EMC Corporation, an independent educational publisher, for $21.00 per share, or a total purchase price of $44.1 million.
buyer: The Wicks Group
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries. "
target: EMC Corporation
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages.
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$44
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$30
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closed 6/26/2017 via PR Web

Certica Solutions, acquired Unbound Concepts

synopsis: Certica Solutions, provider of the Certica Connect™ edtech platform-as-a-service (PaaS), announced the acquisition of Baltimore-based Unbound Concepts, innovator of the Artifact™ application which provides educators, librarians, readers and curriculum buyers with a better way to search, browse and discover books.
buyer parent: New Harbor Capital
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica is the innovator of the Certica Connect™ platform-as-a-service which provides application interoperability and centralized integration, access and enrichment of education data, metadata and content. "
target: Unbound Concepts
Baltimore-based Unbound Concepts is the innovator of the Artifact™ application which provides educators, librarians, readers and curriculum buyers with a better way to search, browse and discover books. Artifact embodies a unique taxonomy of over 700 terms.
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closed 9/12/2008 via Market Wire

Learning Trends, LLC, acquired Abrams & Company Publishers, Inc.

synopsis: Austin-based Learning Trends, LLC, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Abrams Acquisition Corp., Inc., has merged with Abrams & Company Publishers, Inc., of Waterbury, CT. Abrams & Company is best known as the publisher of The Letter People® family of products for the early-childhood education market.
buyer: Learning Trends, LLC
Learning Trends was founded by publishing veterans Roy Mayers, Gunnar Voltz, Leslie Ford, and Lynn Keller, who have worked together and separately with many well known supplementary publishers, including Steck-Vaughn, Rigby, Options, Peoples, Modern Curriculum Press, and Simon & Schuster. "
target: Abrams & Company Publishers, Inc.
Abrams & Company is best known as the publisher of The Letter People® family of products for the early-childhood education market. Founders Richard and Patricia Abrams have successfully created and reinvented skills-based literacy programs around the Letter People for 20 years.
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closed 9/12/2008 via Market Wire

Learning Trends, LLC, acquired Abrams & Company Publishers, Inc.

synopsis: Austin-based Learning Trends, LLC, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Abrams Acquisition Corp., Inc., has merged with Abrams & Company Publishers, Inc., of Waterbury, CT. Abrams & Company is best known as the publisher of The Letter People® family of products for the early-childhood education market.
buyer: Learning Trends, LLC
Learning Trends was founded by publishing veterans Roy Mayers, Gunnar Voltz, Leslie Ford, and Lynn Keller, who have worked together and separately with many well known supplementary publishers, including Steck-Vaughn, Rigby, Options, Peoples, Modern Curriculum Press, and Simon & Schuster. "
target: Abrams & Company Publishers, Inc.
Abrams & Company is best known as the publisher of The Letter People® family of products for the early-childhood education market. Founders Richard and Patricia Abrams have successfully created and reinvented skills-based literacy programs around the Letter People for 20 years.
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closed 6/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Alchemy Training Systems, LP, acquired Alchemy Studios Ltd

synopsis: Alchemy Training Systems has acquired affiliate Alchemy Studios and renamed the combined company Alchemy Systems. Following last year's acquisition of Avatar Technology, the company now employs 60 in the creation and deployment of professional development solutions.
buyer: Alchemy Training Systems, LP
Alchemy Training Systems creates and sells innovative, interactive computer-based training solutions that help our customers increase profitability, productivity and regulatory compliance by effectively training entry-level workers. "
target: Alchemy Studios Ltd
AlAlchemy Studios boasts one of the few fully-equipped soundstage and multimedia production studios in Central Texas. Capabilities include design and deployment of customized educational tools, video production, motion capture and web content creation.
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closed 11/4/2014 via BusinessWire

eLearning Brothers, acquired eLearningImages.com

synopsis: eLearning Brothers announced that it has acquired privately held eLearningImages.com, an online library of eLearning images that focuses on people-images in the eLearning space. eLearning Brothers provides the planet’s largest, most interactive library of learning assets for rapid eLearning development.
buyer: eLearning Brothers
eLearning Brothers provides the planet’s largest, most interactive library of learning assets for rapid eLearning development. eLearning Brothers was founded in 2009 by two brothers who recognized the need to enable Awesome eLearning development with great-looking eLearning templates. "
target parent: WebsiteTalkingHeads.com
target: eLearningImages.com
eLearningImages.com is an online library of eLearning images that focuses on people-images in the eLearning space
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closed 11/16/2016 via BNC Analysis

Informa plc, acquired Speechmark Publishing Limited

synopsis: Education information provider Electric Word PLC has sold its Speechmark Publishing Ltd business to Informa PLC. Speechmark Publishing has been at the forefront of providing high quality, practical resources for professionals working in Speech & Language Therapy, Mental Health, Elderly Care, and Special Needs and Education.
buyer: Informa plc (LSE:INF:$3,663.05)
Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 6,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies. "
target parent: Electric Word Plc
target: Speechmark Publishing Limited
For over 30 years Speechmark Publishing has been at the forefront of providing high quality, practical resources for professionals working in Speech & Language Therapy, Mental Health, Elderly Care, Special Needs and Education, to a worldwide customer base.
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$2.38
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$2
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closed 8/22/2013 via Company Press Release

LMC s.r.o., acquired Evzdelavani.cz

synopsis: LMC, which operates Jobs.cz, the Czech Republic's leading domestic career portal, has acquired 100% ownership of Evzdelavani.cz. Evzdelavani.cz is an online portal that allows users to search for training courses. It is the leading source for training and continuing education in the Czech Republic.
buyer parent: Alma Media Oyj
buyer: LMC s.r.o.
LMC s.r.o. is a leading Czech electronic labor market that provids expert advice and comprehensive services in the field of HR. They operate Jobs.cz, a portal that offers positions with leading employers. "
target: Evzdelavani.cz
Evzdelavani.cz is an online portal that allows users to search for training courses. It is the leading source for training and continuing education in the Czech Republic.
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closed 2/17/2012 via BusinessWire

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Inscape Publishing Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. announced that it has acquired Inscape Holdings Inc., a leading provider of DiSC®-based assessments and training products that develop critical interpersonal business skills. With a global network of nearly 1,700 independent distributors, Inscape’s solution-focused products are used in thousands of organizations.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. "
target parent: Sentinel Capital Partners
target: Inscape Publishing Inc.
Inscape Publishing, Inc. is a leading developer of DiSC®-based corporate training and assessment solutions. Inscape’s solution-focused products are used in thousands of organizations, including major government agencies and Fortune 500 companies.
price ($mm)
$85
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$20
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closed 8/20/2007 via Company Press Release

Sentinel Capital Partners, acquired Inscape Publishing Inc.

synopsis: Riverside Company’s sale of Inscape Publishing to Sentinel Capital Partners provides Riverside with its sixth realization of 2007. Inscape is the leading developer and provider of content-rich, technology-enabled corporate training solutions that develop interpersonal skills such as sales, leadership, teamwork, communications and time management.
buyer: Sentinel Capital Partners
Sentinel Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm with $200 million of equity capital under management. Sentinel makes equity investments in a range of private and public companies based in the United States and Canada. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Inscape Publishing Inc.
Inscape is an established leader in the corporate training industry. The Company’s high-value training solutions are based primarily on the DiSC ® model of human behavior. Organizations use Inscape Publishing’s proprietary training tool to serve key human resource development applications.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kallidus LMS, acquired Engage in Learning

synopsis: Kallidus, an industry leading provider of learning and talent management solutions, has acquired Engage in Learning, a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
buyer parent: Apse Capital Limited
buyer: Kallidus LMS
Kallidus is a leading provider of integrated learning and talent solutions. Their award-winning, cost-effective SaaS solutions allows businesses to manage and deliver learning programmes and to develop the talent, skills and performance of their people. "
target: Engage in Learning
Engage in Learning is a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses that enable businesses to unlock the potential of their workforce. They offer courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
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Plusoft Informática SA, acquired Edusense Educação LTDA

synopsis: Plusoft, the largest Brazilian provider of CRM and digital relationship solutions, has acquired Edusense, a Brazilian edtech company that provides online courses focused on the B2B and B2C markets. Edusense offers over 100 fully interactive and gamified courses that are designed to help develop soft skills.
buyer: Plusoft Informática SA
Founded in 1988, Plusoft is the largest Brazilian provider of CRM and digital relationship solutions. Plusoft's omni-channel solution allows businesses to access all information in one place to provide an uninterrupted relationship experience. "
target: Edusense Educação LTDA
Edusense is a Brazilian edtech company that provides online courses focused on the B2B and B2C markets. Edusense offers over 100 fully interactive and gamified courses that are designed to help develop soft skills.
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Beech Tree Private Equity, acquired Learnlight

synopsis: Beech Tree Private Equity, a new private equity business in the UK, has acquired Learnlight Group SL, an international virtual training business specialising in languages and skills training for employees of large blue-chip multi-national companies.
buyer: Beech Tree Private Equity
Beech Tree Private Equity is a new private equity business in the UK providing transformational capital to growing businesses. Beech Tree Private Equity has an absolute focus on investing in high growth businesses in the UK, valued between £10 million and £75 million. "
target: Learnlight
Learnlight is an EdTech company that’s passionate about putting trainers at the heart of the learning experience. They use technology to blend trainers and up-the-minute content in a cloud-based platform that gives their learners an unparalleled experience.
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announced 4/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

FabriCO will be merged with Dtcom,

synopsis: Dtcom announced that the company will merge with FabriCO. Founded in 1999, FabriCO develops solutions for distance education. It is recognized as the largest producer of content for distance education in Brazil, creating more than 20,000 hours / year of high-quality content in many different types of media.
buyer: Dtcom (BOVESPA:DTCY3:$3.86)
Founded in 2000, Dtcom is recognized as the best corporate knowledge company in the Brazilian market. The company integrates communication and education platforms, methodologies and differentiated content. "
target: FabriCO
Founded in 1999 with the spirit of generating innovation and creating new ways of sharing knowledge, FabriCO pioneered the development of technological learning management solutions and integrated knowledge management.
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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
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$421
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closed 5/7/2012 via GlobeNewswire

American Student List merged with Alloy Direct Marketing,

synopsis: American Student List, a leading supplier of youth marketing data and a division of Euro RSCG Discovery, and Alloy Direct Marketing, one of the nation's leading youth, young adult and student direct marketing providers, announced they will merge effective immediately, launching a new company called AlloyASL.
buyer parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
buyer: Alloy Direct Marketing
Alloy Direct Marketing is a division of Alloy Media + Marketing and one of the nation's leading youth, young adult and student direct marketing providers. Alloy is a leading provider of media and entertainment for the 12-34 year old market. "
target parent: Havas Worldwide
target: American Student List
American Student List has been the nation's leading provider of youth marketing data for over three decades. They've earned their reputation as the most trusted name in youth marketing through their ongoing commitment to delivering extraordinarily accurate data and unparalleled customer service.
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announced 10/17/2005 via BNC Analysis

Diversified Business Communications, will acquire Gainshare Media LLC

synopsis: Diversified Business Communications is acquiring Boston-based Gainshare Media’s two events, the Super Floral Show and the Administrative Professionals Conference.
buyer: Diversified Business Communications
Diversified Business Communications provides information and market access through trade shows, publications and eMedia products. Diversified serves a number of markets, including health and medical, commercial marine, food and ethnic food, seafood and natural products. "
target parent: Sverica International
target: Gainshare Media LLC
Gainshare Media operates the Super Floral Show (SFS), the country’s leading tradeshow for the floral industry, and the Administrative Professionals Conference (APC), a leading event in its field, providing training and education as well as motivational and entertainment elements.
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closed 5/28/2014 via BusinessWire

Lachina, acquired Precision Graphics

synopsis: Lachina, a leading developer of innovative educational content, technology and services, announces the acquisition of Precision Graphics, a firm specializing in developing and illustrating visual content for learning products.
buyer: Lachina
Lachina is a leading developer of innovative educational content, technology and services. They develop unique educational content for publishing clients, biotechnology companies, hospitals and healthcare enterprises. "
target: Precision Graphics
Precision Graphics is a firm specializing in developing and illustrating visual content for learning products. They offer a comprehensive range of graphics and production-oriented services for publishers of print and electronic media.
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closed 10/21/2015 via Company Press Release

TiER1 Performance Solutions, acquired Sealund & Associates Corporation

synopsis: TiER1 Performance Solutions, a leading provider of business performance improvement consulting, acquired Sealund & Associates Corporation, a global leader of customer-focused training solutions. Sealund designs, develops, and deploys custom eLearning, serious games, 3D Simulations, mobile learning, 3D stereoscopic and virtual learning environments.
buyer: TiER1 Performance Solutions
TiER1 Performance Solutions helps organizations improve the performance of their employees. From holistic strategy to custom learning solutions, creative communications to effective training programs, Tier1 provides the knowledge needed to achieve success to the world’s best organizations. "
target: Sealund & Associates Corporation
Sealund & Associates designs, develops and deploys customized eLearning solutions. Sealund provides leading-edge technologies that enhance learning such as Serious Games, Scenario-based Training, Virtual Learning Environments, Simulations, Mobile Learning and 3D Stereoscopic Innovations.
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announced 1/30/2014 via AP - Associated Press

SiteGroup International, will acquire TESOL Asia Group Inc.

synopsis: Site Group International Limited announced an agreement for the acquisition of TESOL Asia Group, which offers platforms that provide English Language Journals, TESOL Conferences and online and classroom based resources for teachers and students of English language education in non-English speaking countries.
buyer: SiteGroup International (ASX:SIT:$13.48)
Site Group International is an Australian registered public company which has operations in both Australia and the Philippines. It provides Australian vocational training in Asia. Site offers a range of training programs designed for the Mining & Processing, Oil & Gas and Construction industries. "
target: TESOL Asia Group Inc.
TESOL Asia Group offers a conglomerate of platforms to access the market for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in the form of English Language Journals, Conferences and online and classroom based resources for teachers and students in non-English speaking countries.
price ($mm)
$0.09
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closed 10/14/2008 via PR Newswire

DuPont Company, acquired Coastal Training Technologies Corporation

synopsis: DuPont acquired Coastal Training Technologies Corporation, a leading global producer and marketer of cutting-edge training programs, headquartered in Virginia Beach, Va. This transaction is expected to fuel significant growth for DuPont Safety Resources, a safety consulting business within the DuPont Safety & Protection segment.
buyer: DuPont Company (DD:$25,295.00)
DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation. "
target: Coastal Training Technologies Corporation
Founded in 1984, Coastal Training Technologies Corporation has developed and markets an extensive offering of award-winning DVDs, e-learning products, print materials and instructor-led courses available in 29 languages.
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closed 8/8/2006 via

Korn/Ferry International, acquired Lominger Limited, Inc

synopsis: Korn/Ferry International, the premier global provider of talent management solutions, has agreed to acquire Lominger Limited, Inc., one of the largest providers of leadership development tools for individuals, teams and organizations. Under the agreement, Korn/Ferry will pay $24 million in cash to purchase 100 percent of Lominger Limited Inc.
buyer: Korn/Ferry International (KFY:$1,945.01)
For 35 years, Korn/Ferry International has been a leader in executive recruitment, conducting over 100,000 senior-level searches for clients worldwide. "
target: Lominger Limited, Inc
Lominger has built a global business of competency-based leadership development resources for individuals, teams and organizations.
price ($mm)
$24
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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:$1,537.25)
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.
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$2,400 [$2,521]
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$2,223
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$371
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