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closed 4/15/2009 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired Wall Street English

synopsis: Wall Street Institute, the world’s premier provider of English language instruction, announced that it has sold its Chinese subsidiary, Wall Street English, to Pearson plc, the international education and information company, for $145 million in cash. Wall Street Institute (WSI) is majority-owned by global private equity firm The Carlyle Group.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson plc is an international media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. Pearson Education, the world's leading education company, provides print and digital learning materials and services to more than 100 million students every year. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: Wall Street English
Wall Street English is China’s leading provider of premium English language training to adults. Launched in 2000, it teaches approximately 35,000 students at 39 company-owned training centers in seven cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
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closed 9/8/2022 via PR Newswire

IXL Learning, acquired Emmersion Learning

synopsis: IXL Learning, developer of personalized learning products used by millions of people worldwide, has acquired Emmersion, the Utah-based leader in certifying language ability through artificial intelligence. Emmersion's platform has conducted millions of automated assessments for corporate and educational institutions.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 80 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
target: Emmersion Learning
Founded in 2015, Emmersion is a rapidly growing technology company located in Lehi, Utah. With a mission to close the global communication gap, the company focuses on helping organizations be smarter with their global language strategy.
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announced 7/27/2022 via Company Press Release

NOVA Holdings, will acquire Gaba Corporation

synopsis: NOVA Holdings, an education company in Japan, will acquire Gaba Corporation from Nichii Gakkan, a medical services company in Japan. Gaba is Japan’s premier provider of one-to-one English instruction. Gaba's one-to-one sessions enables them to provide their clients with tailored lessons and ensures progress towards their English language goals.
buyer: NOVA Holdings
NOVA Holdings is an education company in Japan. NOVA Holdings focuses on providing a wide-range of educational services to support the future of their children and communities. They operate English learning schools, tutoring schools, nurseries, and more. "
target parent: Nichii Gakkan
target: Gaba Corporation
Gaba Corporation is Japan’s premier provider of one-to-one English instruction. Gaba specializes in supporting adult learners. Their one-to-one sessions enables them to provide their clients with tailored lessons and ensures steady progress towards their English language goals.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Myanmar Strategic Holdings, purchased WSE Vietnam from Wall Street English

synopsis: London-listed Myanmar Strategic Holdings (MSH) has completed the acquisition of Wall Street English (WSE) Vietnam, an English language training (ELT) in Vietnam. Wall Street English (WSE) Vietnam serves more than 6,000 students in seven centres in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Dhuong.
buyer: Myanmar Strategic Holdings (LSE:SHWE:$5.35)
With headquarters in both Singapore and Yangon, Myanmar Strategic Holdings (“MSH”) is an operator and developer of a fast-growing portfolio of businesses aimed at creating opportunities for investors to gain exposure to one of the world’s final frontier markets: Myanmar. "
seller parent: Baring Private Equity Asia
seller: Wall Street English
Wall Street English (WSE) Vietnam serves more than 6,000 students in seven centres in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Dhuong. Wall Street English is the premier provider of English language instruction for individuals and corporate clients.
price ($mm)
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$14
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closed 3/15/2018 via PE Hub

Baring Private Equity Asia, CITIC Capital, acquired Wall Street English

synopsis: Baring Private Equity Asia (“BPEA”) and CITIC Capital Holdings Limited announced their affiliated private equity funds have acquired Wall Street English (“WSE”), the world’s leading provider of English language training to adults, from Pearson Plc.
buyer: CITIC Capital
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of the largest and most established private alternative investment firms in Asia, with total committed capital of over USD11 billion. Founded in 2002, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited is an alternative investment management and advisory company. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Wall Street English
Wall Street English is the premier provider of English language instruction for individuals and corporate clients around the world. Wall Street English has over 40 years of experience of teaching English and has touched the lives of over 2 million students in 450 centers in 28 countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$300
rev ($mm)
$216
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1.4x
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announced 7/28/2017 via Company Press Release

China First Capital Group Limited, will acquire SJW International Co., Limited

synopsis: China First Capital Group Limited (“CFCG”) announced that it plans to acquire 54% of the total issued shares of SJW International Co., Limited (“SJW International”). SJW International primarily provides online English courses for adults and children, as well as online language training courses for Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, etc.
buyer: China First Capital Group Limited (SEHK:1269:$219.43)
China First Capital Group (CFCG) focuses on investment across the education industry with licenses in financial services. CFCG is actively exploring education projects and making direct investments. They also have subsidiaries which deal in securities, asset management, & corporate finance advising."
target: SJW International Co., Limited
SJW International Co., Limited was incorporated in Korea and was the first company to offer online video English training for adults in Korea. It primarily provides online English courses for adults and children, as well as online language training courses for Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, etc.
price ($mm)
$135*
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closed 1/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Yes 'N' You, acquired Speaken S.A.S.

synopsis: YES 'N' YOU, a pioneer in technology solutions for online education and training for english language learning, announces the acquisition of Speaken. Speaken allows users to practice English by connecting with English native tutors through live video chat with its app.
buyer: Yes 'N' You
YES 'N' YOU is a pioneer in technology solutions for online education and training, and is a leading player in Digital Learning. Ed'Tech innovative, YES 'N' YOU develops original blended courses for companies and individuals. "
target: Speaken S.A.S.
Speaken is the best way to practice English. Users can immediately connect with English native Tutors available on-demand through live video chat on their smartphones. Speaken is a new French start up, all passionate by the idea of changing the way in which the world learns languages.
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announced 1/9/2013 via BusinessWire

CIBT Education Group Inc., will acquire Linkman International Language Institute

synopsis: CIBT Education Group Inc. has agreed to buy Linkman International Language Institute. Linkman is a language training institution in China that specializes in English language training for students in elementary and middle school, but also train students in high school as well as adults.
buyer: CIBT Education Group Inc. (MBA:$57.97)
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the global education market. CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language colleges and offers cooperative joint programmes in 18 countries. "
target: Linkman International Language Institute
Linkman International Language Institute is a language training institution. Linkman provides high quality English training programs to over 200 students in a wide range of age groups, but specializes in Children’s English programs.
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closed 9/17/2012 via BusinessWire

H.I.G. Capital, acquired Cel Lep Idiomas

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital, LLC, a leading global private investment firm, announced that its Brazilian affiliate has completed the acquisition of Cel Lep Idiomas, a leading premium English Language Teaching network in Brazil. With its focus on high quality education, Cel Lep has taught English to more than 420,000 students.
buyer: H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global private equity investment firm with more than $8.5 billion of equity capital under management. H.I.G. specializes in providing capital to small and medium-sized companies with attractive growth potential. "
target: Cel Lep Idiomas
Cel Lep is a premium ELT network founded in São Paulo, Brazil in 1967. The company has always focused on innovation such as its famous language labs and its proprietary methodology. With its focus on high quality education, Cel Lep has taught English to more than 420,000 students.
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Akademie Zeitgeist, acquired International House Freiburg

synopsis: Sprachschule zum Ehrstein(International House Freiburg) has been acquired by Akademie Zeitgeist, a newly established German language course provider. International House Freiburg is a school that offers German language lessons to students and young professionals.
buyer: Akademie Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist is a program based out of Germany that offers German courses in Freiburg with accommodations. They offer authentic opportunities to live in either student residences or in homestays, in the best neighborhoods of Freiburg. "
target parent: International House World Organisation
target: International House Freiburg
International House Freiburg is a school that offers German language lessons to students and young professionals. Located in Freiburg, Germany, the company organizes events and creates accommodations for students wishing to progress their German language education.
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closed 8/17/2016 via Company Press Release

AAC Global Oy, acquired TekMil Oy

synopsis: AAC Holding, which is owned by Korona Invest’s Palvelurahasto (Service Fund) and key personnel from AAC Global, has purchased the language, communication, and training service provider TekMiL. The AAC Holding group will now include AAC Global Oy, TekMiL Oy, and AAC Global AB in Sweden.
buyer parent: Korona Invest
buyer: AAC Global Oy
AAC Global promotes its clients’ success in international markets by helping them to get their message through to their customers. AAC Global’s services include translation and localization services, content production for all channels, language and communication training, and interpreting services."
target: TekMil Oy
TekMiL is a language based business & culture training company founded in 2005 by Sari and Zoran Kanti-Paul in the Pirkanmaa region of Finland. They see themelves as a growth company with a solid foundation, an ideal partner for the future.
price ($mm)
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$2
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closed 2/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

Berlitz Languages, Inc., acquired Second Language Testing Inc.

synopsis: Berlitz International, Inc.,the world's premier language services firm, providing quality language instruction, translation, and publishing services throughout the world, has purchased Second Language Testing Inc., a premier company solely focused on language test development and test translation.
buyer parent: Benesse Corporation
buyer: Berlitz Languages, Inc. (:$0.00)
Berlitz International, Inc. is the world's premier language services firm, providing quality language instruction, translation, and publishing services throughout the world. Berlitz has been providing language services for more than 120 years, with millions of alumni . "
target: Second Language Testing Inc.
Second Language Testing Inc. ("SLTI") has filled a void in language test development for the federal government and state government agencies, for use in security, intelligence and defense work, and in the educational sector. SLTI develops language tests and language proficiency assessments.
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closed 4/30/2008 via PR Newswire

China Education Alliance, Inc., acquired World Exchanges Inc.

synopsis: China Education Alliance, Inc., a leading distributor of educational resources, offering high-quality programs and training both through online networks and an on-site training center in the People's Republic China, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire and has, on the same day, closed on the acquisition of World Exchanges Inc.
buyer: China Education Alliance, Inc. (CEU:$46.27)
China Education Alliance, Inc.'s strategy is to provide high-quality online educational services including: exam preparation outside the centralized Key High Schools, vocational training for graduates and continued professional development training. "
target: World Exchanges Inc.
World Exchanges Inc. provides English training programs in China as well as English test preparation courses and overseas study and consulting services through its five existing ''Group Entities''.
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$0.93*
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announced 1/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire Pacific Language Institute

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. announced today it had agreed to acquire Pacific Language Institute (PLI), a major provider of English language instruction in Canada with schools located in Vancouver and Toronto.
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: Pacific Language Institute
Pacific Language Institute offers general English language programs, as well as classes and diploma programs focused on specific English language needs, such as business or intensive learning. Additionally, PLI offers courses designed to prepare students for tests in English proficiency.
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closed 12/14/2016 via Company Press Release

RareJob Inc., acquired Ripple Kids Park Co., Ltd.

synopsis: RareJob, a Japanese company that provides online English lessons, has acquired Ripple Kids Park, a company that specializes in providing online English lessons through Skype exclusively for kids. Ripple Kids Park offers one-on-one online English lessons to Japanese children, provided by teachers located in the Phillippines.
buyer: RareJob Inc. (TSE:6096:$30.81)
With the largest number of students, RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. They have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped more than 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for their tutors. "
target: Ripple Kids Park Co., Ltd.
Ripple Kids Park is the first Japanese company to provide online English lessons exclusively for kids. They offer one-on-one online lessons tailored to each child. Students are able to easily learn at home and communicate with teachers in the Phillippines through Skype.
price ($mm)
$1.15
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
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closed 3/17/2021 via GlobeNewswire

IXL Learning, purchased Languages Division from Rosetta Stone Inc.

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, a leading provider of digital education solutions and a portfolio company of Veritas Capital, has divested Rosetta Stone’s Languages division to ​IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 11 million students.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 80 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
seller parent: Veritas Capital
seller: Rosetta Stone Inc. (RST:$188.52)
Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone's Languages division uses innovative digital solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. Under its brand, Rosetta Stone provides technology-based language solutions to individual customers, schools and businesses globally.
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closed 12/23/2016 via BusinessWire

Wicks Group of Companies, acquired Invo HealthCare Associates

synopsis: Post Capital Partners announced the recapitalization of Invo HealthCare Associates by the Wicks Group of Companies, a New York-based private investment firm. Based in Jamison, PA, Invo HealthCare is the leading national provider of school and community therapeutic services for individuals and families with autism and special needs.
buyer: Wicks Group of Companies
The Wicks Group of Companies is a private equity firm that invests in lower-middle-market companies operating in the information, education and media industries. The firm uses a consistent investment strategy, partnering with experienced management teams to build businesses through acquisitions. "
target parent: Post Capital Partners, LLC
target: Invo HealthCare Associates
Since 1993, Invo HealthCare Associates (INVO) has responded to the growing need for qualified therapists and service providers to work in various educational settings throughout the nation. INVO provides specialized education solutions through its team of focused and engaging service providers.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

RareJob Inc., acquired Geos Language Centre Singapore

synopsis: RareJob, the top online English school in Japan, acquired all shares of Geos Language Center. GEOS Language Centre, located in Singapore, is a school that provides English language classes to the public. Their classes are designed to cater to all kinds of students, including tourists, kids and businessmen.
buyer: RareJob Inc. (TSE:6096:$30.81)
RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. In almost a decade, they have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped over 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for tutors. "
target parent: GEOS
target: Geos Language Centre Singapore
GEOS Language Centre, located in Singapore, is a school that provides English language classes to the public. Their classes are designed to cater to all kinds of students, including tourists, kids and businessmen.
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announced 2/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Ardian, will acquire Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: Ardian, France's world-leading private investment house, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Study Group, the leading provider of international education based in the UK, from Providence Equity Partners, a premier global asset management firm.
buyer: Ardian
Headquartered in France, Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of $90bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Ardian focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group is a leading provider of international education. With 48 university partners around the world, it enables students to succeed at any degree level, by helping them develop the necessary study and language skills to which they may not have had access in their local education systems.
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closed 1/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

51Talk, acquired 91WaiJiao.com

synopsis: Beijing-based online English language education platform 51Talk has acquired rival 91Waijiao, according to 51Talk's CEO Huang Jiajia. After the completion of the deal, 91Waijiao's platforms, users and staff will be absorbed into 51Talk.
buyer: 51Talk
51Talk is an online english school providing one-to-one foreign language teaching services at a cost of 15 yuan per class. It has established inexpensive English learning based on the Internet. "
target: 91WaiJiao.com
91WaiJiao.com is an oral English tutoring services website started by Jiayuan.com founder Rose Gong. Through real time audio and video interaction conducted via streaming classroom software, they help Chinese students overcome their spoken English challenges and frustrations.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Myanmar Strategic Holdings, purchased WSE Vietnam from Wall Street English

synopsis: London-listed Myanmar Strategic Holdings (MSH) has completed the acquisition of Wall Street English (WSE) Vietnam, an English language training (ELT) in Vietnam. Wall Street English (WSE) Vietnam serves more than 6,000 students in seven centres in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Dhuong.
buyer: Myanmar Strategic Holdings (LSE:SHWE:$5.35)
With headquarters in both Singapore and Yangon, Myanmar Strategic Holdings (“MSH”) is an operator and developer of a fast-growing portfolio of businesses aimed at creating opportunities for investors to gain exposure to one of the world’s final frontier markets: Myanmar. "
seller parent: Baring Private Equity Asia
seller: Wall Street English
Wall Street English (WSE) Vietnam serves more than 6,000 students in seven centres in Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Dhuong. Wall Street English is the premier provider of English language instruction for individuals and corporate clients.
price ($mm)
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$14
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closed 3/15/2018 via PE Hub

Baring Private Equity Asia, CITIC Capital, acquired Wall Street English

synopsis: Baring Private Equity Asia (“BPEA”) and CITIC Capital Holdings Limited announced their affiliated private equity funds have acquired Wall Street English (“WSE”), the world’s leading provider of English language training to adults, from Pearson Plc.
buyer: CITIC Capital
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of the largest and most established private alternative investment firms in Asia, with total committed capital of over USD11 billion. Founded in 2002, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited is an alternative investment management and advisory company. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Wall Street English
Wall Street English is the premier provider of English language instruction for individuals and corporate clients around the world. Wall Street English has over 40 years of experience of teaching English and has touched the lives of over 2 million students in 450 centers in 28 countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$300
rev ($mm)
$216
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1.4x
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closed 4/15/2009 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired Wall Street English

synopsis: Wall Street Institute, the world’s premier provider of English language instruction, announced that it has sold its Chinese subsidiary, Wall Street English, to Pearson plc, the international education and information company, for $145 million in cash. Wall Street Institute (WSI) is majority-owned by global private equity firm The Carlyle Group.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson plc is an international media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. Pearson Education, the world's leading education company, provides print and digital learning materials and services to more than 100 million students every year. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: Wall Street English
Wall Street English is China’s leading provider of premium English language training to adults. Launched in 2000, it teaches approximately 35,000 students at 39 company-owned training centers in seven cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
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announced 8/12/2022 via Reuters

Novus Holdings, will purchase South African courseware business from Pearson plc

synopsis: Novus Holdings, a commercial printing and manufacturing company in South Africa, will acquire Pearson's South African courseware business. Pearson is the world's leading learning company. Their South African courseware business includes its K12, Technical & Vocational Education and Training catalogue and higher education courseware.
buyer: Novus Holdings (JSE:NVS:$183.52)
Novus Holdings is a commercial printing and manufacturing company in South Africa. Their operations include printing services for magazines, retail inserts, catalogues, books, newspapers, commercial and digital work, labels, educational materials and manufacturing of tissue products. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is a world leading learning company dedicated to lifelong learning. Their South African courseware business includes its K12, Technical & Vocational Education and Training catalogue and higher education courseware.
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closed 6/13/2022 via GlobeNewswire

TC Media, Inc., acquired Editions du renouveau Pedagogique Inc

synopsis: Pearson and TC Media, part of Transcontinental Inc., have announced the sale of ERPI (‘Éditions du renouveau pédagogique inc.’) by Pearson to TC Media. ERPI is a Québec educational publisher founded in Montréal in 1965 and acquired by Pearson in 1989.
buyer parent: TC Transcontinental
buyer: TC Media, Inc.
TC Media, the media sector of Transcontinental Inc., employs nearly 250 people within TC Media Books and Groupe Constructo. TC Media Books is the largest French-language educational publishing group in North America. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Editions du renouveau Pedagogique Inc
ERPI is a Québec educational publisher founded in Montréal in 1965 and acquired by Pearson in 1989. ERPI has become the largest French-language publisher and the largest publisher of English as a second language textbooks in Canada.
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announced 6/8/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Sanoma Oyj, will purchase K12 learning content business from Pearson plc

synopsis: Sanoma, a leading learning and media company in Finland, will acquire Pearson’s local K12 learning content business in Italy. Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Their K12 learning content business provides schools with high-quality learning materials. The acquisition also includes Pearson’s small exam preparation business in Germany.
buyer: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,252.10)
Finland-based Sanoma is a leading learning and media company. Sanoma enables teachers to excel at developing the talents of every child, provides consumers with engaging content, and offers unique marketing solutions to business partners. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Their local K12 learning content business provides Italian schools with high-quality learning materials. Their small exam preparation business provides exam preparation services to students in Germany.
price ($mm)
$204
rev ($mm)
$125
EBITDA ($mm)
$32
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1.6x
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6.3x
closed 2/25/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Pearson plc, acquired Clutch Prep

synopsis: Pearson, an education publishing and assessment service to schools and corporations, has acquired Clutch Prep, an online video-based learning service that offers textbook-specific videos and practice to help students pass their classes.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment. Pearson combines world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. "
target: Clutch Prep
Clutch Prep is an online video-based learning service that offers textbook-specific videos and practice to help students pass their classes.
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closed 1/31/2022 via PR Newswire

Pearson plc, acquired Credly

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, announced it has acquired Credly, the leading digital credential service provider, helping the world recognize lifelong achievement with the most popular platforms for verifying, sharing, and managing digital credentials and badges.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment. Pearson combines world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. "
target: Credly
Credly is the leading digital credential service provider, helping the world recognize lifelong achievement with the most popular platforms for verifying, sharing, and managing digital credentials and badges.
price ($mm)
$140
rev ($mm)
$13
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EV / rev
12.0x
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closed 9/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Pearson plc, acquired Faethm

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, has acquired Faethm, a workforce AI and predictive analytics company in Australia. Faethm offers a SaaS platform that provides businesses with the data and analytics they need to shape their future of work. Their platform enables users to make data driven decisions that build resilient workforces.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment. Pearson combines world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. "
target: Faethm
Faethm is a workforce AI and predictive analytics company in Australia. Faethm offers a unique SaaS platform that provides businesses with the data and analytics they need to shape their future of work. Their platform enables users to make data driven decisions that build resilient workforces.
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announced 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Arco Platform Limited, will acquire COC and Dom Bosco

synopsis: Arco Platform Limited, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Pearson Brazil to acquire COC and Dom Bosco, two important K-12 learning systems in Brazil. COC and Dom Bosco have over 50 years of academic track record in Brazil, serving over 800 partner schools and around 210,000 students in all regions of the country.
buyer: Arco Platform Limited (ARCE:$168.64)
Brazil-based Arco aims to transform the way students learn. The company's data-driven learning, interactive content, and scalable curriculum allows students to personalize their learning experience with high-quality solutions while enabling schools to provide a broader approach to education. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: COC and Dom Bosco
COC and Dom Bosco are two important K-12 learning systems in Brazil that have over 50 years of academic track record. They serve over 800 partner schools and around 210,000 students in the country, from pre-K to high school and pre-university.
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$158
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$11
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14.5x
closed 2/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Pearson plc, acquired Spotlight Education

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, announced the acquisition of Spotlight Education, a company that utilizes unique, proprietary technology to turn education data into personalized video reports available in over 30 languages. Spotlight was founded in 2012 to help educators and parents make decisions about their student's education.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment. Pearson combines world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. "
target: Spotlight Education
Spotlight was founded in 2012 to help educators and parents better understand and make decisions about their student's education. The company has worked with schools, districts, and education companies to deliver millions of personalized reports.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BusinessWire

GigXR, Inc., purchased Immersive Learning Group from Pearson plc

synopsis: GIGXR has acquired the Immersive Learning Group from Pearson PLC. The assets acquired comprise Immersive Learning Group's holographic content management platform and suite of applications and its operating business, including the existing base of users, strategic partnerships, and related intellectual property, such as HoloPatient and HoloHuman.
buyer: GigXR, Inc.
GIGXR is a SaaS platform delivering extended reality learning applications for medical and nursing schools, higher education, healthcare, and enterprise globally. GIGXR simplifies complex real-life scenarios, reduces learning costs, and improves outcomes for institutions, enterprises, and students. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
The Pearson Immersive Learning Group’s assets consist of its holographic content management platform, a suite of applications, and operating business, including the existing base of users, strategic partnerships, and related intellectual property, such as HoloPatient and HoloHuman.
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closed 11/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Pearson plc, acquired Lumerit

synopsis: Pearson, the world's learning company, has acquired Lumerit Education, an EdTech company that helps address the issues of college degree completion and affordability in the consumer and corporate markets. Lumerit uses data and analytics to match learner profiles to academic programs to enable more people to prosper in their lives through learning.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment. Pearson combines world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. "
target: Lumerit
Lumerit is an education technology company and primary content provider. Through its Lumerit Scholar program, the company addresses the issues of college degree completion and affordability in the consumer, corporate, and international markets, using its flexible proprietary technology platform.
price ($mm)
$29
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closed 3/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Asteri Holdings, purchased Digital Assets from Prima Games

synopsis: Asteri Holdings announced the acquisition of the digital assets of Prima Games from DK Publishers. Prima Games was founded in 1990 and was shut down in November 2018 after a 28-year run. The digital assets of Prima Games include its website, which is a portal to gaming news and guide content.
buyer: Asteri Holdings
ASTERI creates entertainment products through unique data analytics technology. ASTERI builds data-informed entertainment products such as mobile games, websites and online games, and monetizes them through a number of effective channels. "
seller parent: Pearson plc
seller: Prima Games
The digital assets of Prima Games include its website, which is a portal to gaming news and guide content.
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closed 2/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nexus Capital Management LP, purchased US K-12 Courseware Business from Pearson plc

synopsis: Pearson has sold its U.S K-12 courseware business to Nexus Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. The assets in this sale involve the majority of the print and digital instructional resources on Pearson’s K-12 schools website, including Elevate Science, enVision Math, iLit and myView Literacy.
buyer: Nexus Capital Management LP
Nexus Capital Management was formed in 2013 to make opportunistic debt and equity investments in a broad range of companies and industries. Their Founding Partners have invested together for almost 20 years through multiple economic and financial cycles. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
The assets involve the majority of the print and digital instructional resources on Pearson’s K-12 schools website, including Elevate Science, enVision Math, iLit and myView Literacy.
price ($mm)
$250
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$464
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0.5x
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announced 4/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Credly, will acquire Acclaim

synopsis: Credly will acquire Pearson’s Acclaim badging business in response to global demand for digital credentialing and talent recognition. Acclaim's goal is to help individuals move forward professionally. Acclaim accomplishes this by partnering with respected brands to promote individuals’ skills and achievements through badging.
buyer: Credly
Credly empowers the recognition of lifelong achievement by offering the leading platforms for verifying, sharing and managing digital badges and credentials. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Acclaim
Acclaim's goal is to help individuals move forward professionally. Acclaim accomplishes this by partnering with respected brands to promote individuals’ skills and achievements through badging. Through Acclaim, job seekers tell the full story of their professional lives with credible information.
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closed 3/15/2018 via PE Hub

Baring Private Equity Asia, CITIC Capital, acquired Wall Street English

synopsis: Baring Private Equity Asia (“BPEA”) and CITIC Capital Holdings Limited announced their affiliated private equity funds have acquired Wall Street English (“WSE”), the world’s leading provider of English language training to adults, from Pearson Plc.
buyer: CITIC Capital
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of the largest and most established private alternative investment firms in Asia, with total committed capital of over USD11 billion. Founded in 2002, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited is an alternative investment management and advisory company. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Wall Street English
Wall Street English is the premier provider of English language instruction for individuals and corporate clients around the world. Wall Street English has over 40 years of experience of teaching English and has touched the lives of over 2 million students in 450 centers in 28 countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$300
rev ($mm)
$216
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

APA Publications UK Ltd., will acquire Rough Guides Ltd.

synopsis: APA Publications, the publisher of the Insight Guides and Berlitz travel and language-learning guides, will acquire Rough Guides from Dorling Kindersley, a publisher of reference books for adults and children. Rough Guides is a travel publisher known for their accurate and up-to-date content. Their guidebooks cover over 120 worldwide destinations.
buyer: APA Publications UK Ltd.
APA Publications (APA) is the publisher of the Insight Guides and Berlitz travel and language-learning guides. They have over 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. APA produces around 400 full-colour titles and covers more than 200 destinations across the globe. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Rough Guides Ltd.
Rough Guides is a leading travel publisher known for its “tell it like it is” attitude, accurate, up-to-date content and authoritative contemporary writing. Rough Guides publishes guidebooks on more than 120 worldwide destinations and dictionary phrasebooks for 18 languages.
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Pu-Xin Education, acquired Global Education & Technology Group Limited

synopsis: Pearson is announcing that it has completed the sale of Global Education (GEDU) to Puxin Education. GEDU is a leading provider of English language training and test preparation for Chinese students wishing to study abroad.
buyer: Pu-Xin Education
Puxin Education is a private education company providing tutorial program for K-12 education, overseas test prep and college admission counselling services in China. It offers comprehensive programs for kindergarten to Grade 12 on many subjects including English, Chinese and all Science subjects. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Global Education & Technology Group Limited (GEDU:$52.36)
Global Education (GEDU) is a leading education company focused on English language training and test preparation for students wishing to study abroad, providing a range of world-class products and services including pre-test trainings on IELTS and TOEFL, as well as some international curriculums.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired TutorVista

synopsis: Bangalore-based ed-tech startup Byju’s has acquired online education company TutorVista Global Pvt. Ltd from British media and publishing group Pearson Plc. The deal also includes Edurite Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a provider of technology solutions to the education sector that TutorVista acquired in 2007.
buyer: Byju's
Based in Bangalore, Byju is a creator of K-12 learning app which offers adaptive, engaging and effective learning programs for students in classes 4-12 (K-12) and competitive exams like JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS, GRE and GMAT. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: TutorVista
TutorVista was founded in 2005 by Krishnan Ganesh and wife Meena Ganesh as an online tutoring firm. It has since then expanded its presence across the ed-tech value chain. The firm provides digital content and technology platforms to private and government schools under long-term contracts.
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closed 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

MoveEdu, purchased Microlins, People and SOS from Pearson plc

synopsis: Grupo Prepara (MoveEdu), one of the largest franchise networks in Brazil, has acquired the three vocational teaching brands: Microlins, People and SOS from Pearson plc. The three brands operate franchise networks of vocational schools in Brazil.
buyer: MoveEdu
MoveEdu, based in Brazil, is born as leader of the segment and becomes the largest network of vocational education in the country in number of schools. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Microlins, People (People Formação Completa) and SOS (S.O.S Tecnologia e Educação) operate franchise networks of vocational schools in Brazil.
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closed 4/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

CL Educate Limited, acquired ETEN

synopsis: CL Educate Limited (CL), India’s leading education & knowledge services provider, has acquired ETEN, the test preparation business division of Pearson’s IndiaCan Education Private Ltd (“IndiaCan”). ETEN is a pioneer in tech-based satellite coaching for CA & IAS and has a strong brand with a wide VSAT network in India.
buyer: CL Educate Limited (BSE:540403:$43.09)
CL Educate Limited (CL), is India’s leading education & knowledge services provider. CL Educate operates through two segments, which include Education and training program (including sale of study material) and Vocational training. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: ETEN
ETEN is the test preparation business division of Pearson’s IndiaCan Education Private Ltd (“IndiaCan”). ETEN is a pioneer in tech-based satellite coaching for CA (Chartered Accountancy) & IAS (Indian Administrative Services) and has a strong brand with a wide VSAT network in India.
price ($mm)
$0.93
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
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closed 11/11/2016 via Company Press Release

GlobalEnglish Corporation, acquired GlobalEnglish Corporation

synopsis: Following the closure of a successful management buyout, GlobalEnglish announced the company as the new, independent leader in the Business English language learning market. The management buyout from Pearson, the world’s leading education company, was led by GlobalEnglish’s Karine Allouche Salanon, along with other organizational leaders.
buyer: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate.
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closed 6/15/2007 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint Capital Limited, acquired Wolters Kluwer Education

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company, today announced the completion of the sale of its Education division to Bridgepoint Capital Limited. Regulatory approvals were received, and customary closing conditions have been met.
buyer: Bridgepoint Capital Limited (:$310.07)
Bridgepoint is a leading European provider of private equity with a 25-year track record of investing in established businesses and working with management to create value within companies across Europe. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Wolters Kluwer Education
Wolters Kluwer Education is the leading provider of primary, secondary, and vocational educational material, content and services in seven European countries (the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Austria, and Hungary).
price ($mm)
$1,032
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$421
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2.4x
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closed 6/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired McGraw-Hill

synopsis: Platinum Equity, a global investment firm, has acquired McGraw Hill, a global leader in educational content and digital platforms, from funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $19 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and operations—a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O."
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: McGraw-Hill
McGraw Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that drive results for students, parents, educators and professionals. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,500 [$6,388]
rev ($mm)
$1,545
EBITDA ($mm)
$384
EV / rev
4.1x
EV / EBITDA
16.6x
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:$1,313.70)
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 3/22/2013 via PR Newswire

Apollo Global Management, acquired McGraw-Hill Education

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies completed the sale of its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,951.60)
Apollo Global Management, LLC is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. They focus their investments in areas where they can capitalize upon their integrated platform. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,400 [$2,521]
rev ($mm)
$2,223
EBITDA ($mm)
$371
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
closed 3/20/2007 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today that it has acquired the publishing assets of Anker Publishing Company, Inc., an independent publisher of books and periodicals for professionals in higher education, located in Bolton, Massachusetts. Anker Publishing's annual revenue is approximately $ 1 million.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target: Anker Publishing Co. Inc.
Anker Publishing Company, Inc. is an independent publisher of professional books, periodicals, and other information media.
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$1
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

RED Driving School, acquired NFE Group Ltd

synopsis: RED Driving School, the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK, has acquired the NFE Group Ltd, a driver training firm in the UK. NFE provides fleet driver training services for all vehicle types. Their training products include risk assessments, advanced driver training, trailer training and stress management.
buyer: RED Driving School
RED Driving School is the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. RED operates in England, Scotland and Wales and has nearly 1,500 driving instructors. It is headquartered in Billingham, Teeside. "
target: NFE Group Ltd
The NFE Group is a driver training firm in the UK. NFE provides fleet driver training services for all vehicle types. Their training products include risk assessments, advanced driver training, trailer training and stress management. The group also organises car launch events, roadshows and more.
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closed 10/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Ryan Konikoff, acquired Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.

synopsis: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. recently announced new ownership with Chief Operating Officer Ryan Konikoff acquiring the majority share. Rock The House Founder and CEO Matt Radicelli will remain at the helm of the company. Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company.
buyer: Ryan Konikoff
Ryan Konikoff is the Chief Operating Officer at Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. He specializes in Tour Managing, Cruise Ships, Music Festivals, and Audio / Visual & special event design. "
target: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.
Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company. RTH provides world-class event lighting, A/V production services, videography, DJs, photo booths, and more for Corporate Events, Meetings and Conferences, Weddings and just about any other type of event.
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closed 10/21/2015 via PR Newswire

The Freeman Companies, acquired Staging Connections Group Limited

synopsis: Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Staging Connections Group Limited, a leader in event staging that provides a total event management solution for audio visual, styling and theming, set design and content through to digital and social media evert service such as webcasting.
buyer: The Freeman Companies
Freeman & Co. is one of Wall Street's premier providers of independent financial services advice offering mergers and acquisitions and related advisory services, capital raising, underwriting, strategic management consulting and competitor benchmarking data and analysis to financial institutions. "
target: Staging Connections Group Limited (AU:STG:$124.76)
Staging Connections has been creating events for nearly 30 years. As the leader in event staging they offer a total event management solution for audio visual, styling and theming, set design and content through to digital and social media event service such as webcasting, Event Feed and Event Poll.
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closed 8/6/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired ProGenealogists, Inc.

synopsis: Ancestry.com Inc. announced that it has acquired leading professional genealogy research firm, ProGenealogists, Inc. ProGenealogists specializes in genealogical, forensic and family history research.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 2 million paying subscribers. Over 10 billion records have been added to the site in the past 15 years. Ancestry users have created more than 39 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles. "
target: ProGenealogists, Inc.
ProGenealogists, Inc. is a consortium of professional genealogists who specialize in genealogical, forensic, and family history research. The firm services thousands of professional, government, media, and individual clients worldwide.
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$1.10
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closed 1/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Outsell, Inc., purchased business research division from Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: Eduventures, higher education’s leading learning collaborative research and consulting company, and Outsell, Inc., a syndicated research and advisory firm for companies in the information industry, jointly announced Outsell’s acquisition of Eduventures’ business research division.
buyer: Outsell, Inc.
Outsell is the leading research and advisory firm providing actionable market analytics for the information industry. Outsell helps publishers, commercial information providers, and content software technology vendors identify, maintain, and grow markets and revenue streams. "
seller parent: Invus Group LLC
seller: Eduventures, Inc.
The worldwide authority on the education industry, Eduventures supports the growth of organizations operating in the pre-K-12, postsecondary, and corporate learning markets. Founded in 1993, Eduventures is privately held and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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closed 12/13/2007 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Company, acquired Harcourt, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company and its parent, Education Media and Publishing Group Limited, announced that Houghton Mifflin has completed the acquisition of the Harcourt Education, Harcourt Trade and Greenwood-Heinemann divisions from Reed Elsevier.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Harcourt, Inc. (HMHC:$1,050.80)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class pre-K–12 educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators
price ($mm)
$4,000
rev ($mm)
$1,637
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
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closed 2/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Invus Group LLC, Knowledge Investment Partners LLC, acquired Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: Invus Group LLC and Knowledge Investment Partners LLC have bought a controlling stake in Eduventures Inc., a supplier of research and analysis for the education market, for an undisclosed amount.
buyer: Invus Group LLC
buyer: Knowledge Investment Partners LLC
Invus, New York, primarily is a private equity firm with committed capital in excess of $3 billion. It is the exclusive investment adviser of Artal Luxembourg SA, a European investment company, and has invested in more than 80 companies over the past 20 years. "
target: Eduventures, Inc.
The worldwide authority on the education industry, Eduventures supports the growth of organizations operating in the pre-K-12, postsecondary, and corporate learning markets. Founded in 1993, Eduventures is privately held and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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announced 6/16/2021 via Company Press Release

NPM Capital NV, will acquire Infinitas Learning

synopsis: Infinitas Learning, parent company of educational publishing houses Noordhoff (Netherlands), Liber (Sweden) and Plantyn (Belgium), is set to return to Dutch ownership. Current owner Compass Partners signed an agreement to sell Infinitas to the family-owned investment firm NPM Capital.
buyer parent: SHV Holdings N.V.
buyer: NPM Capital NV
NPM Capital was founded in 1948 to provide venture capital to Dutch businesses in the context of post-war reconstruction. In line with the development of venture capital and private equity, the private equity firm experienced strong growth in the 1980s and was listed on the stock exchange from 1987."
target parent: Compass Partners International LLP
target: Infinitas Learning
Infinitas Learning is a key European provider of innovative products and services for learning and education. They help learners to realize their full potential. Their brands offer a comprehensive suite of educational tools that are used in primary and secondary schools.
price ($mm)
$4.98
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
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closed 7/27/2007 via PR Newswire

CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC, acquired Benziger Publishing

synopsis: CFM Religion Publishing Group (CFM), LLC, today announced the acquisitions of RCL -- Resources for Christian Living from RCL Enterprises, Inc. and the Benziger product line from McGraw-Hill Education. The two groups will be combined to form RCL/Benziger Publishing, which will be focused on the Catholic market and based in Allen, Texas.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC
CFM Religion Publishing Group provides Christian resources and publications for families, churches, schools and religious organizations. The Company offers true-to-the-Bible materials including classroom and group-based curricula, books, and magazines, as well as Christian-themed toys and games. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Benziger Publishing
Benziger strives to provide the most innovative and comprehensive catechetical material for the Catholic parish. Benziger differentiates itself in several important ways.
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closed 4/15/2004 via BusinessWire

Triumph Learning, acquired Buckle Down Publishing Company

synopsis: Haights Cross Communications, Inc. announced that it completed the acquisition of Buckle Down Publishing Company on April 15, 2004. Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Buckle Down was founded in 1982 and is one of the nation's leading publishers of test preparation materials for high-stakes state tests.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Triumph Learning
A comprehensive provider of print and software preparation materials for state and national tests, Triumph Learning has a highly successful 19-year track record of publishing high-quality materials proven to help students master the standards assessed on high stakes state tests. Triumph Learning cr "
target: Buckle Down Publishing Company
Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Buckle Down was founded in 1982 and is one of the nation's leading publishers of test preparation materials for high-stakes state tests.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
9.8x
closed 8/3/2022 via BNC Analysis

Zinc Media, acquired The Edge Picture Company

synopsis: Zinc Media, a cross-platform media agency, has acquired The Edge Picture Co Ltd, a film production and marketing agency that produces corporate and brand films, as well as e-Learning and training films.
buyer: Zinc Media (AIM:TAL:$21.19)
Zinc Media is a cross-platform media agency, targeting content across multiple channels and sectors to capture a marketplace and its customers. Their expert divisions offer a fully integrated service when it comes to content creation for television production, publishing and digital communications. "
target: The Edge Picture Company
The Edge Picture Co Ltd is a film production and marketing agency that produces corporate and brand films, as well as e-Learning and training films.
price ($mm)
$2.56
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
8.4x
closed 7/13/2022 via Company Press Release

Equistone Partners Europe, acquired Virgin Experience Days

synopsis: Equistone Partners Europe, an independent investment firm, has acquired a majority stake in Virgin Experience Days, a leading provider of experience gifts, from Inflexion Private Equity. The company offers an extensive range of 5,000 experiences, from skydiving to luxury breaks.
buyer: Equistone Partners Europe
Equistone Partners Europe is an independent investment firm that invests as a strategic partner alongside management teams. In each of their markets they look for strong businesses with the potential to grow, supported by their capital and guided by their experience. "
target parent: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
target: Virgin Experience Days
Virgin Experience Days is a leading provider of curated experiences, inspiring gift ideas for customers across the UK and US. The company offers an extensive range of 5,000 experiences, from skydiving to luxury breaks.
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closed 2/24/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Verisk Analytics Inc, acquired Infutor Data Solutions

synopsis: Verisk, a leading global data analytics provider, announced it has acquired Infutor, a leading provider of identity resolution and consumer intelligence data.
buyer: Verisk Analytics Inc (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,998.60)
Verisk Analytics provides predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in the insurance, energy and specialized markets, and financial services industries. The company’s analytic solutions address insurance underwriting and claims, fraud, regulatory compliance, and more. "
target: Infutor Data Solutions
Infutor provides real-time identity resolution and consumer intelligence to marketers and the platforms and data companies that build products to serve marketers.
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$199
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closed 1/20/2021 via Company Press Release

A Pass Educational Group, LLC, acquired Victory Productions

synopsis: A Pass Educational Group, LLC (A Pass), a national leader in custom education content development, has acquired Victory Productions, another leading content development house for learning companies and organizations.
buyer: A Pass Educational Group, LLC
A Pass Educational Group, LLC works with educational publishers and other organizations to develop customized educational/training content. Their more than 2,000 contractors include writers, editors, subject matter experts, instructional designers, and artists. "
target: Victory Productions
Victory Productions was founded in 1995 by Victoria Porras. Victory creates integrated learning experiences, from designing and aligning curriculum to enhancing professional practice. Their combined expertise and close collaboration enable them to connect every phase of the learning continuum.
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closed 8/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

NerdWallet, Inc., acquired Know Your Money

synopsis: NerdWallet, a personal finance company that aims to provide clarity for all of life's financial decisions, has acquired Know Your Money, an independent financial comparison website in the UK. Know Your Money allows users to compare credit cards, loans, mortgages, business bank accounts, insurance, and more.
buyer: NerdWallet, Inc. (NRDS:$379.60)
NerdWallet is a personal finance company that aims to provide clarity for all of life's financial decisions. NerdWallet provides tools and advice that make it easy to expertly pay off debt, choose the best financial products and services and tackle major life goals, like buying a house. "
target: Know Your Money
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Ticker: NYSE:SPGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S&P Global
S&P Global
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company’s divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$8,297.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,461.00
EBIT ($mm)
$4,283.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LSE:PSON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearson plc
Pearson plc
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$3,428.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$633.00
EBIT ($mm)
$225.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: LTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life Time, Inc.
Life Time, Inc.
Life Time is a leading fitness and event company that helps organizations, communities and individuals to achieve their athletic aspirations and fitness goals. Life Time operates fitness centers in more than 150 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company also produces iconic athletic events.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$1,013.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$272.11
EBIT ($mm)
$173.27
Net Income ($mm)
$92.62
Employees
7000
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: OM:2E
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2E Group AB
2E Group is one of the leading actors in the Scandinavian experience industry. Every year, group companies arrange live entertainment and meaningful meetings for more than 1.8 million guests – both private individuals and business clients.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$88.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.54
EBIT ($mm)
$0.82
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
Employees
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Ticker: SXI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Standex International
Standex International (NYSE:SXI), based in Salem, New Hampshire, is a diversified manufacturing and marketing company with operations in five business segments (listed in order of FY 2004 sales): Food Service Equipment Group, Air Distribution Products Group, Engineered Products Group, Consumer Grou
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$633.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$67.16
EBIT ($mm)
$52.96
Net Income ($mm)
$35.37
Employees
4000
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Ticker: KROT3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton is one of the largest private educational organizations in Brazil and worldwide, operating in the primary and secondary education segment for over 45 years and in the postsecondary education segment for more than 10 years.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,443.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$484.88
EBIT ($mm)
$404.34
Net Income ($mm)
$463.09
Employees
15000
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Ticker: TSE:6879
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imagica Robot Holdings Inc.
Imagica Robot Holdings Inc.
Imagica Robot Holdings is the parent company of a group of media production companies that offer services in post production, media distribution, TV channel operations, media businesses, creative services, content production, imaging systems, digital video solutions, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$824.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.41
EBIT ($mm)
$21.89
Net Income ($mm)
$26.52
Employees
3842
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Ticker: LSE:BMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is an independent publisher with offices in London, New York, New Delhi and Sydney. Bloomsbury has built a reputation for publishing works of excellence and originality. Bloomsbury has a valuable portfolio of content and rights based intellectual property assets.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$280.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.13
EBIT ($mm)
$36.85
Net Income ($mm)
$26.95
Employees
738
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Ticker: BVII
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Broadview Institute
Broadview Media has provided creative and production services for television programming, business communications and the education markets. Broadview provides turnkey video production for business and organizations, specializing in the support of media initiatives for associations and non-profits,
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$17.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.21)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
214
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Ticker: OTCPK:MECK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mecklermedia Corporation
Mecklermedia Corporation
Mecklermedia is an international trade show company concentrating in the fields of Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and 3D Printing, which currently encompasses over 22 trade shows in 11 countries.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$3.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
17
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Ticker: OTCPK:CNGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,313.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$238.20
EBIT ($mm)
$146.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4400
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Ticker: ENIRF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eniro AB
Eniro AB
Eniro is one of the largest search companies in the Nordic region and Poland. For more than 100 years Eniro has helped people find local information and companies find customers. The company’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$156.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.13
EBIT ($mm)
($0.22)
Net Income ($mm)
$16.57
Employees
1378
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Ticker: SIGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunset Island Group, Inc.
Sunset Island Group, Inc., a development stage company, operates as a full-service music entertainment company.
year
2007
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Ticker: UCSO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium, Ltd. d/b/a On The Mark Entertainment owns, licenses and markets its proprietary collection of many of the greatest pop and jazz tracks of all time digitally through leading online music stores, as well as brick and mortar retailers.
year
2008
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