Like Trudy Corporation

cancelled 6/9/2009 via Market Wire

PCS Edventures, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Trudy Corporation

synopsis: PCS Edventures! and Trudy Corporation jointly announced that the two companies have terminated discussions for PCS to acquire substantially all of the assets and assume certain liabilities of Trudy Corporation.
buyer: PCS Edventures, Inc. (PCSV:$2.94)
PCS Edventures! is the recognized leader in the design, development and delivery of products and services rich in technology, imagination, innovation, and creativity that make learning easier, more engaging, and more effective at all levels. "
target: Trudy Corporation
Founded in 1947 as a stuffed toy manufacturer, Trudy Corporation is a prominent publisher of educational storybooks, read along audiobooks and plush toy manipulatives under licenses with the Smithsonian Institution, American Veterinary Medical Association and the African Wildlife Foundation.
price ($mm)
$4.75
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$6
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0.8x
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closed 9/7/2010 via Market Wire

MMAC, LLC, acquired Trudy Corporation

synopsis: Trudy Corporation announced that it had closed its previously announced transaction and sold substantially all of its assets to MMAC, LLC, which also assumed certain liabilities of Trudy. The assets sold consisted of Trudy's on-going business as a publisher of children's educational story and novelty books, audiobooks and plush toys.
buyer: MMAC, LLC
MMAC, LLC is an investment firm. "
target: Trudy Corporation
Founded in 1947 as a stuffed toy manufacturer, Trudy Corporation is a prominent publisher of educational storybooks, read along audiobooks and plush toy manipulatives under licenses with the Smithsonian Institution, American Veterinary Medical Association and the African Wildlife Foundation.
price ($mm)
$0.54
rev ($mm)
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$0
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6.8x
cancelled 1/28/2013 via

Bayside Capital, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of School Specialty, Inc.

synopsis: School Specialty Inc. (SCHS ), a Greenville-based provider of K-12 educational materials and school supplies, reported reaching an asset purchase agreement with an affiliate of Bayside Capital, Inc., pursuant to which School Specialty proposes to sell its assets as a going concern via. a court-supervised sale process.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Bayside Capital, Inc.
Bayside Capital is a credit oriented investment firm with more than $4.5 billion under management. Focused on middle market companies, they invest across several segments of the primary and secondary debt capital markets with an emphasis on long term returns. "
target: School Specialty, Inc. (OTCPK:SCOO:$674.03)
School Specialty is the industry's largest provider of educational products, services and programs including Classroom Supplies, Arts products, Special Needs Resources, Math, Science, Reading, Physical Education, planning, etc.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$694
EBITDA ($mm)
$38
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
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 10/17/2006 via BusinessWire

Learning Resources Inc., acquired Educational Insights, Inc.

synopsis: Learning Resources, Inc., a leading manufacturer of hands-on educational materials for classrooms and learning toys for the home, completed its acquisition of Educational Insights, a leading designer, developer, and marketer of innovative learning products dedicated to teaching children the fundamentals of geography, math, reading and science.
buyer parent: Educational Teaching Aids
buyer: Learning Resources Inc.
Learning Resources, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms and learning toys for the home. Educators and parents trust the company as a source for quality, award-winning educational products teaching language and reading, math and science. "
target: Educational Insights, Inc.
Educational Insights, Inc. is a leading designer, developer, and marketer of innovative learning products dedicated to teaching children the fundamentals of geography, math, reading, science, and other subjects.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2005 via PR Newswire

ProQuest Company, acquired Voyager Expanded Learning

synopsis: ProQuest Company, a leading electronic publisher for the education and automotive markets, has completed the acquisition of privately held Voyager Expanded Learning. ProQuest acquired Voyager for $340 million in cash and approximately $21 million of ProQuest Company stock.
buyer: ProQuest Company (VLCY:$0.00)
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. "
target: Voyager Expanded Learning
Voyager Expanded Learning provides research-based reading curriculum and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States. Voyager currently has 180 employees and has a highly profitable, scalable business model with good visibility and strong growth.
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closed 2/15/2006 via BusinessWire

Cambium Learning, acquired IntelliTools, Inc.

synopsis: Cambium Learning, Inc. announced the acquisition of IntelliTools, Inc., an industry-leading technology provider for preK-8 students requiring differentiated instruction and alternative means of accessing the curriculum. Based in Petaluma, Calif., IntelliTools employs 35 people. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Whitney & Co. LLC
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: IntelliTools, Inc.
IntelliTools, Inc., a pioneer in learning solutions for preK-8 classrooms, has been producing software and adaptive hardware products for more than 25 years, earning 15 Technology & Learning Awards of Excellence, the EdNet Hero Award, and numerous other awards along the way.
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closed 10/26/2016 via Company Press Release

Imagine Learning, Inc., acquired Think Through Math

synopsis: Imagine Learning, a leader in elementary language and literacy software solutions, announced its acquisition of Pittsburgh-based Think Through Learning Inc., provider of the Think Through Math supplemental online math program.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning, Inc., a Utah-based company, was founded with one goal in mind: to teach English to the children of the world. Today Imagine Learning English is being used by tens of thousands of students in hundreds of schools across the United States and around the world. "
target: Think Through Math
Think Through Math is a leader in education technology innovation, and is transforming math education in schools with the adaptive learning technology. Think Through Math integrates state-certified teachers who tutor struggling students live to improve math understanding.
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announced 5/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire GL Education Group

synopsis: Investcorp has announced that it has agreed to the sale of GL Education to private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. The company’s integrated suite of assessments is used to measure children’s ability, track their progress in key subjects, and diagnose underlying factors affecting learning.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP") is a private investment firm that has managed approximately $7.5 billion of institutional capital since its inception. LLCP invests in middle market companies located in the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: GL Education Group
GL Education is a leading provider of educational assessments globally. The company’s integrated suite of assessments is used to measure children’s ability, track their progress in key subjects, and diagnose underlying factors affecting learning.
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closed 3/19/2012 via Company Press Release

Investcorp, acquired GL Education Group

synopsis: Investcorp, the alternative investments specialist, announced that it has acquired GL Education Group, formerly Granada Learning Group, the leading UK provider of non-regulated pupil and school assessment solutions for primary and secondary schools, from Veronis Suhler Stevenson.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Investcorp is a global investment group with offices in London, New York and Bahrain. The firm has five lines of business: private equity investment, global hedge fund, technology investment, real estate investment, and Gulf growth capital. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: GL Education Group
Based in London, GL Education Group, formerly Granada Learning, provides assessment products and services used by teachers to measure students' core abilities and to take decisions about their learning paths. The company comprises two business units: GL Assessment and GL Performance.
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closed 2/2/2009 via Company Press Release

Inclusive Technology Ltd., purchased Don Johnston Special Needs Ltd. from Don Johnston, Inc.

synopsis: Inclusive Technology Ltd has purchased the trade, goodwill, operations, stock and debtors of UK company Don Johnston Special Needs Ltd, for an undisclosed sum. Don Johnston started the UK company 12 years ago to distribute products developed by the U.S. based Don Johnston, Inc.
buyer: Inclusive Technology Ltd.
Inclusive Technology provides the very best special educational needs software, switches and computer access devices, simple communication aids and assistive technology for learners with a physical disability, sensory impairment or learning difficulty. "
seller: Don Johnston, Inc.
Don Johnston, Inc., is the leading assistive technology company in the United States.
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closed 6/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Touchstone Applied Science Associates, acquired Questar Educational Systems

synopsis: Touchstone Applied Science Associates, Inc. announced today it has acquired the larger, privately-held Questar Educational Systems, Inc. of Apple Valley, MN in a cash and stock transaction initially valued at $20 million with the opportunity to reach $32.5 million based on performance milestones.
buyer parent: Camden Partners Holdings, LLC
buyer: Touchstone Applied Science Associates (OTCPK:QUSA:$38.69)
Questar Educational Systems, Inc. provides educational assessment programs for the educational assessment industry in the United States. It provides solutions to the state and local education agencies and their testing programs. "
target: Questar Educational Systems
Questar Educational Systems was incorporated in 2000 to meet the growing demand for quality products and services and the timely delivery of those products and services to support statewide educational assessment programs.
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closed 9/19/2006 via BNC Analysis

Lingo Media, acquired A Plus Child Development (Canada) Ltd. (Alias)

synopsis: Lingo Media Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire 70.33 per cent of A Plus Child Development (Canada) Ltd., a private Calgary company specializing in early-childhood publishing. Lingo said Tuesday it will pay $460,000 in cash and 5.65 million shares carrying a deemed value of just over $1.1 million at 20 cents each
buyer: Lingo Media (LMDCF:$1.47)
Lingo Media is a publisher of English language learning programs, incorporating print, audio, video, and CD-based products for students and teachers from pre-school through university. "
target: A Plus Child Development (Canada) Ltd. (Alias)
A Plus Child Development (Canada) Ltd., a private Calgary company specializing in early-childhood publishing.
price ($mm)
$0.69*
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/5/2005 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: The Cookie Jar Group's educational products business, Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company, a leading publisher of supplemental materials and teaching aids, has acquired specialty publisher Rainbow Bridge Publishing as part of the Group's continuing strategy to expand its educational properties and product catalog.
buyer parent: Toronto Dominion Bank
buyer: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc.
Created by teachers for teachers, Carson-Dellosa Publishing's complete product line includes classroom decorations; supplemental books for math, science, social studies, language arts, & early childhood; pocket charts; games; and more for preschool through the eighth grade. "
target: Rainbow Bridge Publishing
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Rainbow Bridge Publishing targets the preschool-to-8 years of age educational segment and markets its catalog under a number of specialty product lines, which include the best-selling summer workshop series Summer Bridge Activities(TM) and the company's mass market im
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 1/3/2012 via PR Newswire

Scholastic Inc., acquired Learners Publishing

synopsis: Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education, and media company, announced that through its Singapore subsidiary, Scholastic Education International (Singapore) Private Ltd., it has acquired Learners Publishing, a Singapore-based publisher of supplemental learning materials for English Language Learners.
buyer: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,679.40)
Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology and related services and children's media. It creates quality books, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines, multi-media and other products. "
target: Learners Publishing
Learners Publishing is a Singapore-based publisher of supplemental learning materials for English Language Learners. Since its launch in 2000, Learners Publishing has produced a list of more than 400 titles.
price ($mm)
$2.80
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announced 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Central Médiacsoport Zrt., will acquire Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA

synopsis: Central Médiacsoport, the leading publisher of online and print magazines in Hungary, will acquire Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne (WSiP) from Advent International, a global private equity firm. WSiP is the largest educational publisher in Poland. WSiP offers textbooks, workbooks, and methodological guides.
buyer: Central Médiacsoport Zrt.
Central Médiacsoport is the leading publisher of online and print magazines in Hungary. Their portfolio of magazines include popular brands such as Nők Lapja, National Geographic, Marie Clarie, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Wellness, Auto, and more. "
target parent: Advent International
target: Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA
Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne (WSiP) is the largest educational publisher in Poland. They offer textbooks, workbooks, and methodological guides for all classes of primary schools, junior high schools and high schools, as well as preschool education.
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closed 6/13/2014 via PR Newswire

Pansophic Learning, purchased Select Businesses from K12, Inc.

synopsis: Pansophic Learning has acquired from K12 Inc. several assets including an international brick and mortar private school, a higher education platform business and the K12 business in the Middle East. Additionally, Pansophic Learning acquired licenses to curriculum and technology.
buyer parent: Safanad Limited
buyer: Pansophic Learning
Pansophic Learning is an education company that strives to provide students and educators exceptional learning solutions that enable them to maximize their success academically and in life, regardless of geographic, financial, or demographic circumstance. "
seller: K12, Inc. (LRN:$888.17)
The assets acquired from K12 post-secondary business; K12's interest in an existing Middle East joint venture currently operating with a Safanad Limited affiliate; and a private international brick and mortar school.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 11/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Intel Corporation, acquired Kno Inc

synopsis: Intel Corporation unveiled that an education- software setup called Kno, is acquired by the company that specializes in interactive textbooks for mobile devices. They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
buyer: Intel Corporation (INTC:$70,386.00)
Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. "
target: Kno Inc
Kno, Inc. is an education software company on a mission to "Change The Way Students Learn." They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
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closed 7/12/2011 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired E2020, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC announced it has acquired e2020, Inc. (Education2020), a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Founded in 1998, e2020 is a pioneer in the e-learning industry, which has grown to serve more than 4 million K-12 students in 2010, up from 45,000 in 2000.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. Weld North seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: E2020, Inc.
e2020, Inc. is a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Its courses are provided through a SaaS model. Its courseware features video-based instruction using highly qualified teachers aligned to standards and administrative tools to ensure high completion rates.
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closed 4/11/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Virtual Sage

synopsis: Kaplan Inc., a global education leader, announced the acquisition of Virtual Sage, a developer of online high school courses. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Virtual Sage
Virtual Sage offers a complete curriculum of individual courses - currently over 180 comprehensive online courses for grades 8 – 12. The curriculum includes college prep, elective, honors, and Advanced Placement courses. Virtual Sage develops and adds new courses to the online program regularly.
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closed 9/7/2010 via Market Wire

MMAC, LLC, acquired Trudy Corporation

synopsis: Trudy Corporation announced that it had closed its previously announced transaction and sold substantially all of its assets to MMAC, LLC, which also assumed certain liabilities of Trudy. The assets sold consisted of Trudy's on-going business as a publisher of children's educational story and novelty books, audiobooks and plush toys.
buyer: MMAC, LLC
MMAC, LLC is an investment firm. "
target: Trudy Corporation
Founded in 1947 as a stuffed toy manufacturer, Trudy Corporation is a prominent publisher of educational storybooks, read along audiobooks and plush toy manipulatives under licenses with the Smithsonian Institution, American Veterinary Medical Association and the African Wildlife Foundation.
price ($mm)
$0.54
rev ($mm)
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$0
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EV / EBITDA
6.8x
cancelled 6/9/2009 via Market Wire

PCS Edventures, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Trudy Corporation

synopsis: PCS Edventures! and Trudy Corporation jointly announced that the two companies have terminated discussions for PCS to acquire substantially all of the assets and assume certain liabilities of Trudy Corporation.
buyer: PCS Edventures, Inc. (PCSV:$2.94)
PCS Edventures! is the recognized leader in the design, development and delivery of products and services rich in technology, imagination, innovation, and creativity that make learning easier, more engaging, and more effective at all levels. "
target: Trudy Corporation
Founded in 1947 as a stuffed toy manufacturer, Trudy Corporation is a prominent publisher of educational storybooks, read along audiobooks and plush toy manipulatives under licenses with the Smithsonian Institution, American Veterinary Medical Association and the African Wildlife Foundation.
price ($mm)
$4.75
rev ($mm)
$6
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0.8x
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closed 9/9/2013 via PR Web

JAK, Ltd., acquired LabMentors Corp.

synopsis: PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) announced the sale of its Labmentors Canadian subsidiary to JAK, Ltd., a Canadian company.
buyer: JAK, Ltd.
JAK, Ltd. is a Canadian company. "
target parent: PCS Edventures, Inc.
target: LabMentors Corp.
LabMentors provides guided on-line labs for web-based information technology training and certification. Participants can log on anywhere to gain hands-on experience and advice in the study of Windows 2003, XP, 2000, Security, Cisco Networking and Custom Application programs/certification tracks.
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cancelled 6/9/2009 via Market Wire

PCS Edventures, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Trudy Corporation

synopsis: PCS Edventures! and Trudy Corporation jointly announced that the two companies have terminated discussions for PCS to acquire substantially all of the assets and assume certain liabilities of Trudy Corporation.
buyer: PCS Edventures, Inc. (PCSV:$2.94)
PCS Edventures! is the recognized leader in the design, development and delivery of products and services rich in technology, imagination, innovation, and creativity that make learning easier, more engaging, and more effective at all levels. "
target: Trudy Corporation
Founded in 1947 as a stuffed toy manufacturer, Trudy Corporation is a prominent publisher of educational storybooks, read along audiobooks and plush toy manipulatives under licenses with the Smithsonian Institution, American Veterinary Medical Association and the African Wildlife Foundation.
price ($mm)
$4.75
rev ($mm)
$6
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0.8x
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closed 3/10/2016 via BusinessWire

PASCO scientific, Inc., acquired Ergopedia Inc.

synopsis: PASCO® Scientific, a leader in 21st century science education, announced it has acquired Ergopedia, a Boston-based developer of interactive technologies that enable hands-on learning in science and engineering classrooms. Ergopedia is known for creating innovative science-learning tools supported by supplemental curriculum, lesson plans and more.
buyer: PASCO scientific, Inc.
PASCO has been designing, developing, and supporting innovative teaching and learning solutions for K–12 and higher education since 1964. PASCO’s team of educators, scientists, educational researchers, engineers, and many others is committed to the advancement of STEM education around the world. "
target: Ergopedia Inc.
Ergopedia was founded to create technology-enhanced, interactive learning programs for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) courses. It is the developer of ErgoBot, a robotic motion system that bridges the gap between curriculum and equipment, and between science and engineering.
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closed 10/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Flinn Scientific, Inc., acquired WhiteBox Learning

synopsis: Windjammer Capital Investors is pleased to announce that its portfolio company Flinn Scientific has acquired WhiteBox Learning LLC, a leading software as a service (SaaS) provider of a comprehensive activity-based learning system that offers science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) applications for students in grades 6-12.
buyer parent: Windjammer Capital Investors
buyer: Flinn Scientific, Inc.
Flinn Scientific provides the very best science education supplies, safety information, instructional materials and programs. Over 150,000 science educators rely on Flinn Scientific annually for resources in science teaching and learning and for district science education solutions. "
target: WhiteBox Learning
WhiteBox Learning is a complete Standards-Based STEM Learning System for Engineering, Science, and Technology Education classrooms, grades 6-12. Completely web-based, students can design, analyze, and simulate their designs, hundreds of times, from a web browser.
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closed 9/7/2017 via PR Newswire

Spongelab Interactive merged with InViVo Communications Inc.,

synopsis: INVIVO Communications, a company that develops targeted interactive programs for global pharmaceutical and medical device organizations, is pleased to announce the merger & integration of Spongelab Interactive, as INVIVO'S learning technologies division. Spongelab is a leader in the integration of game-based education.
buyer: InViVo Communications Inc.
INVIVO Communications Inc. is a digital healthcare agency. They develop targeted interactive programs for global pharmaceutical and medical device organizations and their affiliated advertising and PR agencies. "
target: Spongelab Interactive
Spongelab is a learning technology company and the developers of the STITCH learning management platform. Spongelab is a leader in the integration of game-based education with data-driven, adaptive learning technologies for formal education, professional training, associations and healthcare.
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closed 11/10/2017 via GlobeNewswire

ExploreLearning, acquired Cogent Education

synopsis: ExploreLearning announced that it has acquired Athens, Georgia–based startup, IS3D, LLC, developers of Cogent Education™ Interactive Cases™—dynamic online experiences that put students in the role of a STEM professional tasked with solving a real-world problem.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: ExploreLearning
ExploreLearning is a Charlottesville, VA based company that develops online solutions to improve student learning in math and science. They make Gizmos, the world's largest library of interactive online simulations for math and science education in grades 3-12. "
target: Cogent Education
Cogent Education develops unique software applications that engage learners through interactive worlds in which students learn about science through inquiry and problem-solving, and provide teachers with real time data on students critical thinking abilities.
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closed 2/11/2013 via PR Newswire

Kosmos, acquired Thames & Kosmos

synopsis: Thames & Kosmos (T&K) announced the completion of a majority investment from its primary partner company, Germany-based Kosmos International GmbH. The deal will boost T&K's marketing, product development, and logistical resources, while the publishing house Kosmos becomes the principal shareholder in T&K, a publisher of educational products.
buyer: Kosmos
Kosmos is a media publishing house based in Stuttgart, Germany. Its current output includes non-fiction, children's books, science kits and German-style board games. "
target: Thames & Kosmos
Thames & Kosmos is a publisher of over 60 science kits for kids of all ages, which cover topics such as biology, physics, astronomy, and alternative energy. It places an emphasis on teaching real-world issues and practical skills through hands-on experimentation and comprehensive reading materials.
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closed 8/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sphero, acquired littleBits

synopsis: Sphero, an industry-leading robotics toy company, is acquiring littleBits, the New York-based education startup that invented the electronic building block. The company’s magnetic “Bits” snap together to turn ideas into inventions and its online learning community, DIY, teaches kids to turn passions into creative skills.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: littleBits
littleBits is the New York-based education startup that invented the electronic building block. The company’s magnetic “Bits” snap together to turn ideas into inventions and its online learning community, DIY, teaches kids to turn passions into creative skills.
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closed 10/26/2016 via Company Press Release

Imagine Learning, Inc., acquired Think Through Math

synopsis: Imagine Learning, a leader in elementary language and literacy software solutions, announced its acquisition of Pittsburgh-based Think Through Learning Inc., provider of the Think Through Math supplemental online math program.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning, Inc., a Utah-based company, was founded with one goal in mind: to teach English to the children of the world. Today Imagine Learning English is being used by tens of thousands of students in hundreds of schools across the United States and around the world. "
target: Think Through Math
Think Through Math is a leader in education technology innovation, and is transforming math education in schools with the adaptive learning technology. Think Through Math integrates state-certified teachers who tutor struggling students live to improve math understanding.
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closed 6/12/2014 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired Autism Training Solutions

synopsis: Relias Learning, the leader in online training for human services organizations, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Autism Training Solutions (ATS). The acquisition adds more than 2,000 Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) training video clips and over 60 hours of expert instruction to Relias Learning’s comprehensive training library.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning is the leader in online training for the senior care, behavioral health, community health, correctional, and developmental disabilities markets. Relias offers user-friendly online training solutions that improve compliance and eliminate record keeping headaches. "
target: Autism Training Solutions
Autism Training Solutions (ATS) is the online education company dedicated to training professionals and paraprofessionals within the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders and related behavioral disabilities.
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closed 10/17/2012 via Yahoo, Inc.

Macmillan Digital Education, acquired Maths Doctor

synopsis: Macmillan Digital Education announced the acquisition of Maths Doctor - a British award-winning e-learning business that is run by qualified teachers. Maths Doctor provides live one-to-one home tutoring via the internet, plus worksheets and tutoring videos via its newly launched mobile phone app.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Digital Education
Launched in January 2012 by one of the world's leading educational publishers, Macmillan Digital Education captures opportunities in the consumer online education markets. "
target: Maths Doctor
Maths Doctor provides live one-to-one home tutoring via the internet, plus worksheets and tutoring videos via its newly launched mobile phone app.
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closed 8/2/2012 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Key Curriculum Press

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., announced the acquisition of Key Curriculum, a privately held developer of mathematics learning technology in the K-12 and higher education markets. Key Curriculum will contribute to the development of McGraw-Hill Education's math technologies.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: 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. "
target parent: EQT Partners AB
target: Key Curriculum Press
Key Curriculum Press develops effective, high-quality mathematics instructional materials and software.It offers professional development workshops, online courses and webinars to provide educators with the training, experience and support they need to incorporate effective teaching strategies.
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closed 12/5/2011 via BNC Analysis

Oxford University Press, acquired MyMaths Limited

synopsis: Oxford University Press has acquired MyMaths Limited. MyMaths Limited operates a subscription website for schools. It is based in the UK and is used in about 70 countries by around 4 million students a year. MyMaths provides access to a range of ready-made lessons and online homework tasks.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
target: MyMaths Limited
MyMaths Limited operates a subscription website for schools. It is based in the UK and is used in about 70 countries by around 4 million students a year. MyMaths provides access to a range of ready-made lessons and online homework tasks.
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closed 9/13/2010 via PR Newswire

Scholastic Inc., acquired Math Solutions

synopsis: Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education, and media company, announced that it has acquired Math Solutions, a leading authority on K-12 mathematics instruction, providing teachers with the highest quality professional development services, publications and resources.
buyer: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,679.40)
Scholastic is a global children’s publishing and media company in both education and entertainment. Scholastic’s 78 year reputation for quality, learning and fun is based on a long-term relationship with teachers, parents and children, and its unique ability to understand what kids want and need. "
target: Math Solutions
Founded in 1984 by renowned educator Marilyn Burns, Math Solutions is dedicated to improving the teaching of mathematics by providing professional development and resources of the highest quality to K–8 teachers and administrators.
price ($mm)[EV]
$9.30 [$8.00]
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closed 2/2/2009 via Company Press Release

Inclusive Technology Ltd., purchased Don Johnston Special Needs Ltd. from Don Johnston, Inc.

synopsis: Inclusive Technology Ltd has purchased the trade, goodwill, operations, stock and debtors of UK company Don Johnston Special Needs Ltd, for an undisclosed sum. Don Johnston started the UK company 12 years ago to distribute products developed by the U.S. based Don Johnston, Inc.
buyer: Inclusive Technology Ltd.
Inclusive Technology provides the very best special educational needs software, switches and computer access devices, simple communication aids and assistive technology for learners with a physical disability, sensory impairment or learning difficulty. "
seller: Don Johnston, Inc.
Don Johnston, Inc., is the leading assistive technology company in the United States.
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closed 9/21/2005 via BusinessWire

McDougal, Littell & Co., purchased programs for grades 7-12 from Larson Learning, Inc.

synopsis: McDougal Littell, Houghton Mifflin's secondary educational publishing division, acquired programs for grades 7-12 from Larson Learning.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: McDougal, Littell & Co.
McDougal Littell, a division of Houghton Mifflin Company, is among the fastest growing publishers in the United States, recognized for its innovation, dedication, and responsiveness to the needs of educators. They publish print and technology materials for various subjects for grades 6 through 12. "
seller: Larson Learning, Inc.
Textbooks, learning software, and online interactive multimedia programs for K-12.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

ACT, Inc., acquired Mawi Learning

synopsis: ACT, a mission-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success, has acquired Mawi Learning, a provider of evidence-based social emotional training. Mawi Learning's suite of social emotional learning (SEL) tools and services have been used for school districts worldwide.
buyer: ACT, Inc.
ACT is a mission-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. They are trusted as a national leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly 60 years of research. "
target: Mawi Learning
Mawi Learning provides evidence-based social emotional training. Their suite of social emotional learning (SEL) tools and services have been used for school districts worldwide. Mawi Learning’s online and blended courses for K-12 students and educators center on the idea of “Turbo.”
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closed 7/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

TSL Education Ltd., acquired TES Brightspark

synopsis: TSL Education is the sole owner of online tutoring platform TES Brightspark, after acquiring founder Tom Hooper's 50% stake. The education resources firm acquired half of Brightspark in March 2011. BrightSpark is an online learning company focused on math at primary and secondary level.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners
buyer: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education. "
target: TES Brightspark
TES BrightSpark is an online learning company focused on math at primary and secondary level. The company provides one-to-one tutoring online, integrated with structured curriculum content and state of the art technology.
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closed 9/21/2005 via BusinessWire

Great Source Education Group, Inc., purchased K-6 programs from Larson Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Great Source Education Group, Houghton Mifflin's supplemental educational publishing division, acquired several K-6 programs from Larson Learning.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Great Source Education Group, Inc.
Great Source Education Group publishes affordable, curriculum-based resources for students and teachers in grades pre-K through 12, as well as for parents. Great Source also publishes programs designed to meet specific initiatives such as summer school, afterschool, intervention, test prep, and ESL."
seller: Larson Learning, Inc.
Textbooks, learning software, and online interactive multimedia programs for K-12.
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closed 5/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

K12, Inc., acquired LTS Education Systems

synopsis: LTS Education Systems, a company that has spent more than 10 years developing and delivering the most effective and engaging online educational programs on the market, has been acquired by K12, Inc., America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$888.17)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
target: LTS Education Systems
LTS Education Systems has spent more than 10 years developing and delivering the most effective and engaging online educational programs on the market. LTS believes that educational solutions for today's youth must include tools and resources designed to differentiate learning for diverse learners.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$8
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2.5x
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closed 2/15/2006 via BusinessWire

Cambium Learning, acquired IntelliTools, Inc.

synopsis: Cambium Learning, Inc. announced the acquisition of IntelliTools, Inc., an industry-leading technology provider for preK-8 students requiring differentiated instruction and alternative means of accessing the curriculum. Based in Petaluma, Calif., IntelliTools employs 35 people. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Whitney & Co. LLC
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: IntelliTools, Inc.
IntelliTools, Inc., a pioneer in learning solutions for preK-8 classrooms, has been producing software and adaptive hardware products for more than 25 years, earning 15 Technology & Learning Awards of Excellence, the EdNet Hero Award, and numerous other awards along the way.
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closed 4/11/2012 via Company Press Release

Boathouse Capital, Renovus Capital, acquired Atomic Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners and Boathouse Capital announced the acquisition of Atomic Learning from Granite Equity Partners. Atomic Learning's training products provide workshops, classroom-ready projects and tutorials on more than 200 commonly-used software applications and are used by 460,000 teachers and 733,000 college students nationwide.
buyer: Boathouse Capital
buyer: Renovus Capital
Renovus Capital Partners is an education-focused private equity fund. Boathouse Capital is a $120 million junior capital fund that invests mezzanine debt and equity in high-quality lower middle market companies in partnership with management teams and private equity funds. "
target parent: Granite Equity Partners
target: Atomic Learning, Inc.
Atomic Learning's training products provide workshops, classroom-ready projects and tutorials on more than 200 commonly-used software applications and are used by 460,000 teachers and 733,000 college students nationwide.
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