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closed 2/18/2009 via BNC Analysis

Cengage Learning, acquired Concept Media

synopsis: Textbook publisher Cengage Learning, backed by Apax Partners and Omers Capital Partners, has acquired Concept Media, which provides health-care education materials on DVD, CD and VHS formats.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Concept Media
Concept Media produces and distributes award winning education media for colleges, healthcare institutions, social service agencies and counseling centers throughout North America, Europe, and the South Pacific.
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closed 4/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired PrepU

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired the adaptive learning technology that powers the PrepU quizzing tool for nursing and medical education. PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PrepU
PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences. The company offers test prep for college biology, nursing, and medical concentrations.
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closed 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Hazelden, acquired MyStudentBody

synopsis: Hazelden, the country's leading provider of addiction treatment services and education, announced the acquisition of MyStudentBody, the most comprehensive online alcohol and drug education program for college students, from Massachusetts-based Inflexxion, Inc.
buyer: Hazelden
Hazelden, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1949, helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. Hazelden offers a comprehensive approach to addiction that addresses the full range of patient, family, and professional needs. "
target parent: Inflexxion, Inc.
target: MyStudentBody
MyStudentBody offers distinct programs that empower students, parents and administrators to positively impact campus communities by educating and motivating students to make healthy decisions.
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closed 6/11/2021 via BusinessWire

TrueLearn, Inc., acquired Picmonic

synopsis: TrueLearn, a leading platform in healthcare education that blends data analytics with cognition science to optimize learning outcomes for the medical community, has expanded its footprint and platform capabilities through the acquisition of Picmonic, an education company specializing in the creation of narrated audiovisual picture mnemonics.
buyer: TrueLearn, Inc.
TrueLearn offers a suite of products for medical students and residents across a range of medical specialties. TrueLearn also offers its products to adjacent healthcare markets, including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Pharmacy, and allied health. "
target: Picmonic
Picmonic is an education company specializing in the creation of narrated audiovisual picture mnemonics to improve memory duration and learning. The company offers a suite of products in nursing and medicine and has recently expanded its product offerings into allied health.
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closed 7/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vector Solutions, purchased Higher Education Business from EverFi, Inc.

synopsis: Vector Solutions, the leading provider of industry-focused software solutions for training, risk management, safety, and prevention, has acquired EVERFI’s higher education business. This segment of EVERFI’s business includes its highly-regarded online training catalog for colleges and universities and the Campus Prevention Network (CPN).
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the engineering, construction, IT and education industries. Its brands deliver training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning and technology."
seller: EverFi, Inc.
The acquisition includes EVERFI’s Higher Education and Campus Prevention Network Business. This segment of EVERFI’s business includes its highly-regarded online training catalog for colleges and universities and the Campus Prevention Network (CPN).
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closed 7/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vector Solutions, purchased Higher Education Business from EverFi, Inc.

synopsis: Vector Solutions, the leading provider of industry-focused software solutions for training, risk management, safety, and prevention, has acquired EVERFI’s higher education business. This segment of EVERFI’s business includes its highly-regarded online training catalog for colleges and universities and the Campus Prevention Network (CPN).
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the engineering, construction, IT and education industries. Its brands deliver training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning and technology."
seller: EverFi, Inc.
The acquisition includes EVERFI’s Higher Education and Campus Prevention Network Business. This segment of EVERFI’s business includes its highly-regarded online training catalog for colleges and universities and the Campus Prevention Network (CPN).
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closed 1/6/2010 via BNC Analysis

Elsevier B.V., acquired NurseSquared

synopsis: Elsevier, the leading global publisher of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of NurseSquared, the leading electronic health record (EHR) training product in the market that teaches students how to properly document using a simulated EHR.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Elsevier publishes more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 books annually, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, bibliographic databases, and online reference works. "
target: NurseSquared
NurseSquared, the leading electronic health record (EHR) training product in the market that teaches students how to properly document using a simulated EHR.
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closed 4/1/2021 via PR Newswire

Carrus, acquired EHR Go

synopsis: Carrus, one of the nation's most trusted online healthcare training and professional development providers, has acquired EHR Go. EHR Go is an educational electronic health record (EHR) and learning platform designed to encourage students to see the holistic nature of healthcare while becoming proficient in its technology.
buyer parent: Revelstoke Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Carrus
Carrus delivers quality, trusted healthcare learning content, continuing education, and certification management to new learners, healthcare professionals, and institutions through an integrated technology platform that provides the most seamless healthcare learning experience possible. "
target: EHR Go
EHR Go is an educational electronic health record (EHR) and learning platform designed to encourage students to see the holistic nature of healthcare while becoming proficient in its technology. The platform includes 600+ customizable patient cases built around diverse and realistic human stories.
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closed 4/21/2021 via Company Press Release

Cambridge Education Group, acquired iheed

synopsis: Cambridge Education Group (CEG) and Bridgepoint have announced the acquisition of online medical education specialists, iheed, as part of their education portfolio. Est in 2014, iheed is an Irish online medical education organisation. heed partners with world leading medical universities to transform the delivery of postgraduate medical education.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint
buyer: Cambridge Education Group
Since 1952, Cambridge Education Group has been delivering the highest quality academic programmes, providing a valuable stepping-stone for thousands of students to progress onto the world's leading universities and maximise their career opportunities. "
target: iheed
Established in 2014, iheed is an Irish online medical education organisation. Built by doctors and healthcare professionals, iheed partners with world leading medical universities to reimagine and transform the delivery of postgraduate medical education.
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closed 9/29/2012 via BNC Analysis

Informa Healthcare, acquired Primal Pictures Ltd.

synopsis: A British company, Primal Pictures, who specializes in software which displays medically accurate 3D models of the human anatomy, and whose technology has been used to make science come to life in the popular Waking the Dead and CSI television series has been sold to Informa for £12m.
buyer parent: Informa plc
buyer: Informa Healthcare
InformaHealthcare is a leading medical and scientific publisher whose goal is to connect librarians, scientists, professionals and other medical practicioners with information they can trust and see through a comprehensive portfolio of journals, print and online books, encyclopedias and directories."
target: Primal Pictures Ltd.
Primal Pictures is a company in the high growth medical education and training sectors. Over the past ten years, it has developed technology and a series of assets which has given it a worldwide lead in the field of 3D medical graphics. Additionally, television shows utilize the company's products.
price ($mm)
$19*
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$6
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closed 1/23/2009 via

EBSCO Publishing, Inc., acquired Salem Press Inc.

synopsis: EBSCO has signed an agreement to purchase Salem Press, a 60-year-old publisher of health, literature, and history reference books and databases known for its success in selling databases both in print and online as a package.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers: Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government. "
target: Salem Press Inc.
Since 1949, Salem Press has been the publisher of reference works on literature, history and biography, the social sciences and the sciences suitable for adult and young adult readers spanning all educational venues. Reference materials are both printed and electronic.
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closed 11/11/2020 via PR Web

ProtoCall Services Inc., acquired The Shrink Space

synopsis: ProtoCall Services, the leading provider of telephonic crisis intervention and behavioral health assessment services, announced its acquisition of The Shrink Space, a referral management software platform that is widely used in higher education.
buyer: ProtoCall Services Inc.
For more than 25 years, ProtoCall Services has provided 24/7 telephonic crisis intervention support for universities, colleges, community health organizations and employer benefits providers. Its seamless and customized services. "
target: The Shrink Space
The Shrink Space is a female-founded, HIPAA- and VPAT-compliant software platform that streamlines the behavioral health referral life cycle for institutions, clients and community providers. The Shrink Space is a referral management software platform that is widely used in higher education.
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closed 9/2/2011 via PR Web

Oakstone Publishing, acquired Dental Decks, Inc.

synopsis: Oakstone Publishing, a leading provider of physician paid educational products, has acquired Dental Decks, the market leader for providing licensure test preparation products to dental graduate students.
buyer parent: BV Investment Partners
buyer: Oakstone Publishing
Oakstone Publishing serves the medical and corporate wellness markets with education materials and reference products. Through various multimedia formats, Oakstone Medical provides healthcare professionals with relevant and critical information that helps improve patient care. "
target: Dental Decks, Inc.
Dental Decks is a flashcard company. It is the market leader for providing licensure test preparation products to dental graduate students.
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closed 2/27/2012 via Company Press Release

Cambridge Journals, purchased 19 Journals from Australian Academic Press Group Pty Ltd.

synopsis: Cambridge University Press and Australian Academic Press have announced that Cambridge has acquired the AAP journals list. The AAP list, consisting of 19 titles either owned by AAP or published on behalf of several Learned Societies, expands and complements Cambridge's existing journals portfolio of over 300 academic and professional journals.
buyer parent: Cambridge University Press
buyer: Cambridge Journals
Cambridge University Press publishes over 300 peer-reviewed academic journals across a wide spread of subject areas, in print and online. Many of these journals are the leading academic publications in their fields. "
seller: Australian Academic Press Group Pty Ltd.
Australian Academic Press is an academic publisher for the behavioural sciences, specialising in psychology, and the largest privately owned scholarly society journal publisher in Australia.
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closed 12/7/2016 via BusinessWire

The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, acquired Global Advances in Health and Medicine

synopsis: Global Advances in Health and Medicine, LLC, the publisher of Global Advances in Health and Medicine journal, and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health, a membership comprised of academic health centers & systems, announce the recent acquisition of the medical journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine by the Consortium.
buyer: The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health
Founded in 2002 and based in McLean, VA, the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health is comprised of major medical schools and health systems in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico that are dedicated to the advancement of integrative medicine and health. "
target: Global Advances in Health and Medicine
Founded in 2011, Global Advances in Health and Medicine LLC is the publisher of Global Advances in Health and Medicine, a peer-reviewed scholarly medical journal.
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closed 9/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications, acquired Natural Medicine Journal

synopsis: Diversified Communications, a leading international media company, has acquired Natural Medicine Journal (NMJ), a cutting-edge electronic journal and website for integrative healthcare practitioners, students and faculty. NMJ offers clinically relevant information about natural medicine through their monthly e-journal, website, and podcasts.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 15 industries. "
target: Natural Medicine Journal
Natural Medicine Journal (NMJ) is a cutting-edge electronic journal and website for integrative healthcare practitioners, students and faculty. NMJ offers scientifically valid, clinically relevant information about natural medicine through their monthly e-journal, website, and podcasts.
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closed 4/22/2015 via Company Press Release

Healio, acquired LearntheHeart

synopsis: Healio.com, the online home of CARDIOLOGY TODAY, published by SLACK Incorporated, has acquired LearntheHeart.com in an agreement that will bolster the content and reach of an innovative, online educational resource for medical students, residents, and practicing physicians in cardiology.
buyer parent: The Wyanoke Group
buyer: Healio
Healio.com is an in-depth medical website that enables health care specialists to select and tailor news, information and education to their daily practice of medicine. "
target: LearntheHeart
LearntheHeart.com is a free online cardiology resource for students seeking to increase ECG interpretation and cardiovascular disease knowledge. The site has since grown to over 5,000 pages of cardiology content containing educational quizzes, games, activities and more.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

HigherEdGrowth LLC, acquired CalmCircle

synopsis: Higher Ed Growth, a full-service marketing agency specializing in post-secondary education, announced that it has acquired CalmCircle. CalmCircle is an online platform offering a research-driven stress and sleep management program. Their curriculum focuses on mental rest, stress management and sleep support.
buyer: HigherEdGrowth LLC
Higher Ed Growth is a full-service marketing agency. In addition to lead generation, they offer fully managed Master Vendor Services, compliance monitoring, white label software, inquiry management, and analytics to develop technology and marketing programs that support client enrollment goals. "
target: CalmCircle
CalmCircle is an online platform offering a research-driven stress and sleep management program. They focus on mental rest, stress management and sleep support. They have expanded to bring mental rest and stress relief to the education industry, corporate workplaces and healthcare institutions.
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closed 7/27/2020 via BusinessWire

Edgenuity, Inc., acquired Purpose Prep

synopsis: Weld North Education announced it has acquired Purpose Prep, a leading technology-based online course provider focused on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Purpose Prep will become part of Edgenuity, a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Edgenuity, Inc.
Edgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market. Nationwide, Edgenuity is in use by more than 20,000 schools, including 20 of the 25 largest school districts, to meet academic goals and improve student outcomes. "
target: Purpose Prep
Purpose Prep is a leading technology-based online course provider focused on Social and Emotional Learning. The Purpose Prep curriculum focuses on personal, character, and leadership development as well as the development of healthy social and emotional skills and readiness for life beyond school.
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closed 9/4/2018 via BusinessWire

The Vomela Companies, acquired Learning ZoneXpress

synopsis: The Vomela Companies of St. Paul, Minnesota, announced it has completed the acquisition of Owatonna-based Learning ZoneXpress, Inc., a leading source of health, nutrition, and life skills education resources.
buyer: The Vomela Companies
The Vomela Companies is a full-service, specialty graphics provider that creates a near-limitless variety of promotional, store décor, event, fleet, commercial, and transportation graphics. The Vomela Companies' skill, creativity, and knowledge of materials bring their brands to life. "
target: Learning ZoneXpress
Learning ZoneXpress, Inc. is a leading source of health, nutrition, and life skills education resources. For more than 20 years, Learning ZoneXpress has been promoting nutrition content with award-winning posters, handouts, games, lesson plans, nutrition activity books, and more.
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closed 2/18/2009 via BNC Analysis

Cengage Learning, acquired Concept Media

synopsis: Textbook publisher Cengage Learning, backed by Apax Partners and Omers Capital Partners, has acquired Concept Media, which provides health-care education materials on DVD, CD and VHS formats.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Concept Media
Concept Media produces and distributes award winning education media for colleges, healthcare institutions, social service agencies and counseling centers throughout North America, Europe, and the South Pacific.
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cancelled 5/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

McGraw-Hill cancelled merger with Cengage Learning,

synopsis: Publishers Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education have terminated plans to merge after scrutiny from regulators. Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education’s goal of creating one giant educational publisher has been abandoned, the publishers announced.
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
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 9/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired WebAssign

synopsis: Cengage, an education and technology company, announced the acquisition of WebAssign, a leading provider of digital learning solutions for higher education. The acquisition strengthens Cengage's position as a market leader in science, technology and math offering three unique platforms for faculty and institutions.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target: WebAssign
WebAssign is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional system that puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling them to deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student performance, and realize their teaching goals.
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closed 10/27/2015 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired Pathbrite

synopsis: Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide, announced its acquisition of Pathbrite's best-in-class ePortfolio solution. Pathbrite enables students to collect, track and showcase their work to demonstrate completion of assignments.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement. "
target: Pathbrite
Pathbrite was a venture-backed ed tech company based in San Francisco. Pathbrite has users at 900 schools, colleges, universities and organizations in the world. Pathbrite's portfolio platform is poised to revolutionize learning, teaching and assessment across the globe.
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closed 8/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired National Geographic School Publishing

synopsis: Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions, has completed its acquisition of National Geographic Society's digital and print school publishing unit and unveiled the new brand, National Geographic Learning, for its English Language Learning business.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning is a provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Its products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development and increase student engagement. "
target parent: National Geographic Society
target: National Geographic School Publishing
National Geographic School Publishing provides quality PreK-12 instructional materials, including resources for emergent and early literacy, Reading/Language Arts, ESL/ELD, and Content Literacy development.
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closed 6/6/2011 via BNC Analysis

Cengage Learning, purchased Nursing & Allied Health list from Nelson Thornes Ltd.

synopsis: Cengage Learning announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nelson Thornes’ Nursing & Allied Health list. Cengage Learning is already known as an innovative force in health care education in the US. The Nursing & Allied Health list acquired from Nelson Thornes strengthens the healthcare portfolio by increasing the range of titles.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning is a provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Its products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development and increase student engagement. "
seller parent: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
seller: Nelson Thornes Ltd.
Flagship titles of Nelson Thornes` Nursing & Allied Health list include Quinn`s Principles and Practice of Nurse Education, Physiotherapy in Respiratory Care and the Foundations in Nursing and Health Care series.
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closed 7/27/2009 via Company Press Release

Cengage Learning, purchased ELT Business from Marshall Cavendish

synopsis: Cengage Learning, one of the world's leading providers of print and digital information services for the educational and library reference markets, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Marshall Cavendish's English Language Teaching business
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. "
seller parent: Fraser & Neave Limited
seller: Marshall Cavendish
The Marshall Cavendish ELT business includes its first series title, Just Right, published since 2003, as well as titles under the Summertown imprint.
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closed 2/18/2009 via BNC Analysis

Cengage Learning, acquired Concept Media

synopsis: Textbook publisher Cengage Learning, backed by Apax Partners and Omers Capital Partners, has acquired Concept Media, which provides health-care education materials on DVD, CD and VHS formats.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Concept Media
Concept Media produces and distributes award winning education media for colleges, healthcare institutions, social service agencies and counseling centers throughout North America, Europe, and the South Pacific.
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closed 12/15/2008 via Company Press Release

The Gale Group, acquired HighBeam Research, Inc.

synopsis: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has acquired HighBeam Research, Inc., producer of the award-winning HighBeam Research Library and the online reference site Encyclopedia.com. HighBeam's growing base of content includes newspaper archives, journal articles, magazines, reference works and more.
buyer parent: Cengage Learning
buyer: The Gale Group
Gale® is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates more than 600 databases. "
target: HighBeam Research, Inc.
HighBeam is a premiere online library for research, facts, and articles. HighBeam also provides an in-depth online library of reference works. HighBeam’s web sites have attracted millions of unique visitors and thousands of subscribers.
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closed 6/2/2008 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired Houghton Mifflin College Division

synopsis: Cengage Learning, one of the leading providers of print and digital instructional and reference materials for the academic, professional and library markets, announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Houghton Mifflin College Division (HM College).
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. "
target parent: Education Media and Publishing Group Limited
target: Houghton Mifflin College Division
Houghton Mifflin's College Division makes knowledge accessible and meaningful to learners at four-year, community and career colleges. The division also has an inclusive approach to content and pedagogy and also publishes textbooks, study guides, technology tools, and other materials.
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$750
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closed 10/15/2007 via BusinessWire

Educational Testing Service, acquired Thomson Prometric

synopsis: Prometric, previously a business of The Thomson Corporation and the global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services, today announced that its acquisition by ETS is complete.
buyer: Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service is the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organization and a leader in educational research. The company is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals, educational institutions, and government bodies in almost 200 countries. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Prometric
Thomson Prometric is the global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services for academic, professional, government, corporate and information technology markets. Thomson Prometric delivers standardized tests for 300 clients, in 26 languages.
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closed 7/5/2007 via PR Newswire

Apax Partners, OMERS Capital Partners, acquired Thomson Learning

synopsis: Funds advised by Apax Partners announced that, together with OMERS Capital Partners, they have completed the previously announced acquisition of the higher education, careers and library reference assets of Thomson Learning and Nelson Canada from The Thomson Corporation.
buyer: OMERS Capital Partners
buyer: Apax Partners
Apax is one of the oldest and largest private equity firms in the world with more than $30 billion under global management. OMERS is a multi-employer pension plan established in 1962 and is one of the largest and most sophisticated asset management entities in Canada. "
target parent: The Thomson Corporation
target: Thomson Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Through such brands and businesses as Wadsworth, Delmar Learning, Gale, Heinle, Brooks/Cole and South-Western, Thomson Learning delivers learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world.
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announced 2/20/2007 via Company Press Release

Thomson Learning, will acquire Aplia, Inc.

synopsis: Thomson Learning, part of The Thomson Corporation announced its intention to acquire Aplia Inc., an educational company dedicated to improving learning outcomes by increasing student effort and engagement. The move reflects Thomson Learning’s commitment to continue growth in the digital teaching and learning solutions.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: Thomson Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. "
target: Aplia, Inc.
Aplia, Inc. is a collection of Web-based tools that enables professors to incorporate two key teaching elements: assigning frequent online homework that is automatically tracked and graded; and easily incorporating active-learning such as experiments and current events into the classroom.
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closed 2/18/2009 via BNC Analysis

Cengage Learning, acquired Concept Media

synopsis: Textbook publisher Cengage Learning, backed by Apax Partners and Omers Capital Partners, has acquired Concept Media, which provides health-care education materials on DVD, CD and VHS formats.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Concept Media
Concept Media produces and distributes award winning education media for colleges, healthcare institutions, social service agencies and counseling centers throughout North America, Europe, and the South Pacific.
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announced 9/14/2021 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc. will be merged with Anthology Inc.,

synopsis: Blackboard, a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, will merge with Anthology, a leading provider of proven higher education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle. The combination will create the most comprehensive and modern EdTech ecosystem available on a global scale.
buyer parent: Veritas Capital
buyer: Anthology Inc.
Anthology a leading provider of proven higher education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle. Its solutions create operational efficiencies, provide intelligence for staff and administrators, and empower institutional leaders to support and guide students on a path to success. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading EdTech company, serving higher education, K-12, business and government clients around the world. Blackboard connects a deep understanding of education with the power of technology to continuously push the boundaries of learning.
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closed 8/19/2021 via PR Newswire

Course Hero, acquired Cliffs Notes, Inc.

synopsis: Course Hero has acquired CliffsNotes, creator of iconic study guides that have been used by high school and college students for more than 60 years. With more than 64 million visits annually, CliffsNotes offers students free online access to hundreds of literature guides and test prep guides that expand to subjects beyond literature.
buyer: Course Hero
Course Hero is on a mission to help students make every study hour count, and graduate confident and prepared. Course Hero's online learning platform offers more than 60 million course-specific study resources created by and for students and educators, as well as 24/7 tutor help. "
target parent: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
target: Cliffs Notes, Inc.
CliffsNotes are the original (and most widely imitated) study guides written by real teachers and professors. CliffsNotes offers literature study guides and test-preparation for high school and college students to help them understand and learn literature.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/27/2020 via Company Press Release

Course Hero, acquired Symbolab

synopsis: Course Hero, an online learning platform for course-specific study resources, acquired Symbolab, a pioneer in the development of artificial intelligence to help students demystify the most vexing math challenges. Symbolab has been used by over 50 million students to work through and understand one billion questions and explanations in 2020 alone.
buyer: Course Hero
Course Hero is an online platform providing educational resources to help students learn more effectively. Whether exploring new subjects or mastering key topics, Course Hero provides interested learners with the tools they need to achieve their goals. "
target: Symbolab
Founded by mathematicians and computer scientists in 2011, Symbolab helps students better understand and practice math problems across a range of educational levels and subjects, such as advanced algebra, trigonometry, calculus, chemistry and physics.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/3/2019 via PR Newswire

Centre Lane Partners, LLC, acquired Turning Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Centre Lane Partners, a private equity firm focused on making investments in North American middle market companies, has acquired Turning Technologies, the global leader for learning, engagement and assessment solutions.
buyer: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
Centre Lane Partners is a private equity firm focused on making investments in North American middle market companies. Centre Lane targets companies with revenues between $20 and $500 million that have leading market positions and sustainable competitive advantages in their respective niches. "
target parent: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
target: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies is the global leader for learning, engagement and assessment solutions. Today, over 20 million response solutions have been delivered to K-12 schools, universities, businesses and government agencies worldwide.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/31/2019 via BusinessWire

Vivendi SA, acquired Editis

synopsis: Vivendi, a French integrated content, media and communications group, has completed the acquisition of Editis, a French group of publishing companies, from Grupo Planeta, a Spanish media group based in Madrid.
buyer: Vivendi SA (ENXTPA:VIV:$19,602.38)
Vivendi is an integrated content, media and communications group. The company operates businesses throughout the media value chain, from talent discovery to the creation, production and distribution of content. "
target parent: Grupo Planeta
target: Editis
Editis holds leading positions in three segments of the French publishing business, in particular Literature (trade and mass market formats), Education (scholarly, scholastic aids, middle school, high school, university, legal and medical), and Reference (dictionaries and encyclopedias).
price ($mm)
$1,026
rev ($mm)
$855
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/6/2018 via BusinessWire

Carnegie Learning, Inc. merged with New Mountain Learning,

synopsis: CIP Capital has completed an investment in Carnegie Learning, a leading provider of innovative, research-proven math products and services, and will be merging it with New Mountain Learning (NML), a leading provider of literacy, language and digital competency skills to create a comprehensive, dynamic, and progressive learning technology company.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: New Mountain Learning
New Mountain Learning is an education company that accelerates student, educator, and institutional success. Their “formula” for effective learning is simple—provide learning solutions that drive student achievement and improve educator effectiveness. "
target: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning is a transformational math education company focused on delivering better math learning to all teachers and students.
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closed 2/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Zungu Investments Company (Pty) Ltd, acquired Shuter & Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd.

synopsis: Shuter and Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd, a proudly South African company has been acquired by Zungu Investments Company. Shuters publishes both educational and general books. Shuter & Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd. is based in Shuters House Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal - one of nine provinces in the Republic of South Africa.
buyer: Zungu Investments Company (Pty) Ltd
Zungu Investments Co. is a deep-rooted, performance-driven investment holding company. Based in South Africa, they are a young, dynamic team of entrepreneurial professionals whose investment philosophy is guided by long-term partnerships. "
target parent: Craib Family
target: Shuter & Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd.
Shuters publishes both educational and general books. Shuter & Shooter Publishers (Pty) Ltd. is based in Shuters House Pietermaritzburg, the capital of KwaZulu-Natal - one of nine provinces in the Republic of South Africa.
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closed 11/9/2011 via Company Press Release

Blackboard Inc., acquired CerBibo Corporation

synopsis: Blackboard has made a major investment to support online learning in China, by acquiring full ownership of CerBibo, a company that has brought its online learning solution to hundreds of institutions in China. The move enhances the company’s ability to make deeper investments to support greater use of online learning.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: CerBibo Corporation
CerBibo dedicates itself to provide leading E-learning service to educational market in China. CerBibo provides E-learning software series and a full-fledged set of highly scalable solutions to various kinds of schools and educational training institutions.
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closed 9/6/2011 via PR Newswire

Educational Testing Service, Inc., acquired Edusoft, Ltd.

synopsis: Educational Testing Service (ETS®), the world's leading educational assessment and research organization, has acquired Edusoft Ltd., a developer of interactive English Language Learning solutions worldwide. Edusoft's solutions have been used since 1990 in classrooms, on computers and online in more than 30 countries.
buyer: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
Educational Testing Service (ETS) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. "
target: Edusoft, Ltd.
Edusoft develops, customizes, and implements comprehensive English language learning solutions for a range of educational, government, and corporate sectors worldwide. Edusoft is a pioneer in delivering turnkey Blended Learning solutions and large-scale Distance Learning packages.
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closed 9/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Carnegie Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. has acquired 100% of the stock of Carnegie Learning, Inc., a publisher of research-based math curricula including the adaptive Cognitive Tutor® math software. Carnegie Learning provides math instruction to more than 600,000 students in 3,000 schools nationwide.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest private education providers. The Company offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both online and on-campus at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through its subsidiaries. "
target: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a leading publisher of innovative, research-based math curricula for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students. The company provides differentiated instruction in schools across the United States.
price ($mm)
$74
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/27/2011 via Company Press Release

VIP Tone, acquired Global Grid for Learning Limited

synopsis: VIP Tone's subsidiary, EduTone has acquired all of the shares of Global Grid for Learning Limited from Cambridge University Press. Global Grid for Learning acts as a trusted broker for digital content, connecting teachers and students at all stages in education to a single source for high quality and educationally relevant learning resources.
buyer: VIP Tone
VIP Tone, Inc. provides a unique data integration and knowledge management platform for the global education market that is a key enabler in addressing the market's two highest priorities: measuring and benchmarking of student achievement and improving school accountability. "
target parent: Cambridge University Press
target: Global Grid for Learning Limited
Global Grid for Learning (GGfL) acts as a trusted broker for digital content, connecting teachers and students at all stages in education to a single source for high quality and educationally relevant learning resources.
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closed 10/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Providence Equity Partners, acquired Blackboard Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition by an investor group led by affiliates of Providence Equity Partners. Blackboard is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, information services and education companies around the world. "
target: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,585 [$1,712]
rev ($mm)
$481
EBITDA ($mm)
$79
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
22.3x
announced 5/3/2011 via PR Newswire

itslearning, will acquire Dactique

synopsis: itslearning has announced that it will acquire a 51% stake in educational technology provider Dactique. Both companies provide learning platforms and related products to customers in primary, secondary, vocational and higher education. This cooperation will make itslearning the largest learning platform provider in the Netherlands.
buyer: itslearning
Headquartered in Bergen, Norway, itslearning offers professional development services in individualized instruction and the itslearning platform to help educators improve retention and graduation rates, and reduce the cost of instruction. "
target: Dactique
Dactique is an educational technology provider that provides learning platforms and related products to customers in primary, secondary, vocational and higher education. Its two products include: Dapter, a learning and ePortfolio system, and Teletop, an advanced learning platform.
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closed 8/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Wimba, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired Wimba, Inc., a leading provider of synchronous learning and collaboration technology to the education markets. Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative learning solutions and services to the Further/Higher Education and K-12 markets.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. "
target: Wimba, Inc.
Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative solutions that engage students, support business needs, and save time and money. The Wimba Collaboration Suite offers students, teachers and administrators an engaging and comprehensive collaboration environment for instruction, meetings and help.
price ($mm)[EV]
$47 [$45]
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closed 8/7/2008 via Company Press Release

Pearson Education, acquired Longman Nigeria Plc

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, announces the acquisition of an additional 22% stake in Longman Nigeria, taking its ownership to a controlling 51% stake, subject to regulatory approval. Longman Nigeria is a leading educational publisher in Nigeria, the largest country in Africa.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. "
target: Longman Nigeria Plc
Longman Nigeria main business is the publication of books (book publisher), especially textbooks for the entire gamut of the educational system in Nigeria, as well as general reference and leisure reading materials.
price ($mm)
$17*
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
17.9x
closed 2/12/2008 via BusinessWire

Journey Education, acquired CCV Software

synopsis: Online education reseller Journey Education Marketing, Inc. acquired CCV Software, headquartered in Vero Beach, FL. With the addition of the popular education reseller CCV Software to its business, JourneyEd will expand from serving higher education into the K-12 market.
buyer: Journey Education
Journey Education Marketing, Inc. is the leading multi-channel software marketer to the K-12 and post-secondary academic markets. It sells to students, faculty, staff, educational institutions and public school districts. "
target: CCV Software
CCV Software's history of integrity and personal customer service and knowledge of products and licensing has made us a premier partner for the major software publishers. We provide many services to make acquiring product knowledge and information easier for our educational customers.
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closed 10/25/2007 via PR Newswire

EMC/Paradigm Publishing, acquired Lawrenceville Press Inc.

synopsis: EMC Publishing, LLC, an independent educational publisher, today announced it had acquired Lawrenceville Press, Inc., a Pennington, NJ-based developer and publisher of computer applications and programming textbooks for the U.S. and Canadian school market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: EMC/Paradigm Publishing (:$0.00)
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. "
target: Lawrenceville Press Inc.
Lawrenceville Press Inc. publishes educational and teacher-resource materials covering computer applications and programming.
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announced 5/3/2007 via Company Press Release

Macmillan Publishers Ltd., will acquire Editorial Estrada, S.A

synopsis: Educational publisher Ángel Estrada y Compañía S.A., Argentina, has announced a non-binding acquisition agreement with publisher Macmillan Publishers Ltd. Under the deal, Macmillan will acquire Ángel Estrada’s publishing business by buying out Editorial Estrada, S.A, a company controlled by Ángel Estrada.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Macmillan Publishers Limited was founded in 1843 and is part of the German media group Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH. The Macmillan group has been established in Argentina since 1998 and is a market leader in textbooks for teaching the English language. "
target parent: Ángel Estrada & Cía S.A.
target: Editorial Estrada, S.A
Editorial Estrada, S.A, the publishing division of Ángel Estrada y Compañía S.A., provides high quality, creative educational texts and complementary teaching materials.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/16/2006 via BusinessWire

Freehand Systems, Inc., acquired Electronic Courseware Systems, Inc.

synopsis: FreeHand Systems, Inc., subsidiary of FreeHand Systems International, Inc. has completed the previously announced acquisition of Illinois-based Electronic Courseware Systems, Inc., a privately held computer software developer and publisher of music and music education products.
buyer parent: KAL Equity Capital Fund I, LLC
buyer: Freehand Systems, Inc.
FreeHand Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of FreeHand Systems International, Inc. (FSYI), is the global leader in digital sheet music publishing and is the manufacturer of the first digital music tablet, the MusicPad Pro(R) Plus. "
target: Electronic Courseware Systems, Inc.
Electronic Courseware Systems, Inc. is a privately held computer software developer and publisher focusing on products related to music and music education.
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