Like SynapticMash, LLC

closed 7/22/2010 via BNC Analysis

Promethean World PLC, acquired SynapticMash, LLC

synopsis: Promethean, a U.K.-based provider of interactive learning technology, has acquired U.S. education software firm SynapticMash Inc.
buyer: Promethean World PLC (LSE:PRW:$174.51)
Promethean World PLC creates, develops, supplies and supports leading edge, interactive learning technology including interactive whiteboards. Promethean also provides comprehensive training and support. "
target: SynapticMash, LLC
SynapticMash creates online tools for school administrators, teachers, parents, and students to enhance their learning programs.
price ($mm)
$9.00
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$1
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closed 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Learners Edge, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: L Squared Capital Partners is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Learners Edge, has acquired the Teaching Channel, a subscription-based software platform where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to improve student learning.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Learners Edge
Learners Edge has been committed to helping teachers reach the highest level of success in their classrooms and their careers since 2002. Learners Edge offers over 120 self-paced, continuing education courses for teachers across the country and around the world. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has over one million registered users and is known nationally for its more than 1,350 best-in-class videos of teachers in action. Teaching Channel Plus, an online K-12 professional development platform, is used by school districts nationwide.
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closed 7/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Weld North LLC, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: Teaching Channel, a California non-profit organization and the premier video-based online professional learning company, announced that its operations and assets have been acquired by its management team and employees, completing its transition to a for-profit company. Investors included Weld North and members of the management team.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses. In partnership with KKR, a global alternative asset manager, Weld North makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry. "
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has more than 1,300 best-in-class videos of teachers in action, one million registered users, and a SAAS-based professional development platform that is used by K-12 school districts nationwide.
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closed 7/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Frontline Education, acquired School Improvement Network

synopsis: Frontline Education, an integrated insights partner serving more than 12,000 Educational Organizations, announced the acquisition of School Improvement Network, a professional learning provider for educators. They are driven by a single-minded cause: to help teachers become more effective, so that 100% of students are college and career ready.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is an integrated insights partner serving more than 12,000 Educational Organizations and millions of educators, administrators and support personnel in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. "
target: School Improvement Network
School Improvement Network is a professional learning provider for educators. They are driven by a single-minded cause: to help 100% of teachers become more effective, so that 100% of students are college and career ready.
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closed 7/12/2018 via PR Newswire

Follett Software Company, acquired Fishtree

synopsis: Follett announced that it has acquired Fishtree, a leading adaptive learning platform that streamlines both the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in school classrooms.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: Follett Software Company
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. "
target: Fishtree
Fishtree is an adaptive learning platform that streamlines the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in classrooms. The platform brings together district-wide resources for every subject, aligns them to any standard and personalizes the experience for each student.
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closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

TI Digital Solutions, acquired Alfabook

synopsis: Telecom Italia's ICT subsidiary TI Digital Solutions has announced the acquisition of Italian digital publisher Alfabook. Alfabook creates software solutions based on semantic technologies within the context of general, educational and professional publishing.
buyer parent: Telecom Italia
buyer: TI Digital Solutions
TI Digital Solutions brings in the leadership and experience acquired by the Telecom Italia Group and applies it to every aspect of digital innovation such as M2M and IOT solutions, Digital Multi-channel CRM solutions, Cloud Computing Business Intelligence and Social Reputation solutions. "
target: Alfabook
Alfabook creates software solutions based on semantic technologies within the context of general, educational and professional publishing. Alfabook helps publishing companies, businesses and institutions transform the eBook into a viable alternative to the printed book.
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closed 11/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Intel Corporation, acquired Kno Inc

synopsis: Intel Corporation unveiled that an education- software setup called Kno, is acquired by the company that specializes in interactive textbooks for mobile devices. They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
buyer: Intel Corporation (INTC:$70,386.00)
Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. "
target: Kno Inc
Kno, Inc. is an education software company on a mission to "Change The Way Students Learn." They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
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closed 10/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Edline LLC merged with Blackboard Inc.,

synopsis: Education software company Blackboard Inc. has bought Edline Holdings Inc., a learning management software company. Edline offers its flagship product "learning community management system," which provides content management such as Web design, editing, permissions, templates, and also learning management tools.
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 parent: Archipelago Learning, Inc.
target: Edline LLC
Edline is the K12 Web site/portal solution that enables secure parent access to grades, attendance, homework, and other private information. Edline generates teacher web pages, provides group calendaring, virtual file storage, and parental email alerts as part of their web communication platform.
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closed 12/9/2010 via BNC Analysis

CompassLearning, Inc., acquired Renzulli Learning Systems, LLC

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners® is pleased to announce that it has acquired Renzulli Learning Systems, LLC, a provider of interactive, online educational programming that engages students through the use of customized learning profiles. Renzulli has been integrated with CompassLearning, a Marlin portfolio company.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: CompassLearning, Inc.
CompassLearning, Inc. develops research-based curriculum and assessment software solutions for students. Odyssey, its flagship K–12 software-based curriculum, assesses each student's understanding of key concepts and prescribes a personalized learning path consisting of research-based activities. "
target: Renzulli Learning Systems, LLC
Renzulli Learning, creator of the Renzulli Learning Differentiation EngineTM, puts students in touch with engaging, individualized resources specially chosen for their interest areas and learning styles.
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closed 1/9/2007 via PR Newswire

ePALS Classroom Exchange merged with In2Books,

synopsis: In2Books and ePALS Classroom Exchange announce that they have merged. The combination brings together In2Books' research proven, literacy-based subject matter curriculum with ePALS's network of more than 120,000 collaborating classrooms and 7 million students in 191 countries.
buyer: In2Books
The In2Books Foundation provides an effective and convenient way to “think globally and act locally.” With the foundation’s assistance, community organizations can organize volunteers and bring the In2Books program into their schools and neighborhoods. "
target: ePALS Classroom Exchange
ePALS Classroom Exchange is internationally recognized as the leading provider of school-safe email and collaborative technology. The ePALS Global Network enables students and teachers from 191 countries worldwide to employ the Internet as the ultimate communication and cross-cultural learning tool.
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closed 10/6/2011 via Capital IQ

Cambium Learning Group, Inc., acquired Class.com, Inc.

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, announced that the Company has purchased the assets of Class.com, an industry-leading provider of online learning solutions.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group is the leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations. The company operates three core divisions: Voyager, Sopris, and Cambium Learning Technologies. "
target: Class.com, Inc.
Class.com equips educators with the tools to help every student succeed by providing schools and organizations with high-quality, research-based, online learning solutions that cater to the needs of 21st-century learners.
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closed 1/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Scantron Corporation, acquired GlobalScholar

synopsis: Scantron Corporation announced that it has acquired GlobalScholar, an education technology company. GlobalScholar’s technology solutions are marketed under the “Pinnacle” brand and are designed to manage the entire cycle of learning for K-12 students, teachers, parents and education administrators.
buyer parent: M&F Worldwide Corp.
buyer: Scantron Corporation
Scantron helps education, commercial, and government organizations worldwide measure and improve effectiveness with assessment and survey solutions built on leading products and comprehensive, value-added services. "
target parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
target: GlobalScholar
GlobalScholar empowers educators, parents and students throughout the entire learning lifecycle, helping schools achieve educational excellence. Pinnacle Suite, supports all aspects of managing education at K-12 schools.
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$140
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closed 5/31/2012 via PR Newswire

Full East International Limited, merged with Neologic Animation Inc.

synopsis: Neologic Animation Inc., an educational software Company in the People's Republic of China, announced that it has completed its merger with Full East International Limited. Neologic Animation Inc.'s afterschool training website for primary school students, is an educational online game.
buyer: Full East International Limited (NANI:$0.00)
Full East International Limited is a shell company. "
target: Neologic Animation Inc.
Neologic Animation Inc. is an educational software company in the People's Republic of China. The educational online game "Naniya World" is geared to primary school students and is focused on cultivating students' independent learning capacity as well as their self-development capacity.
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closed 4/11/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Virtual Sage

synopsis: Kaplan Inc., a global education leader, announced the acquisition of Virtual Sage, a developer of online high school courses. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Virtual Sage
Virtual Sage offers a complete curriculum of individual courses - currently over 180 comprehensive online courses for grades 8 – 12. The curriculum includes college prep, elective, honors, and Advanced Placement courses. Virtual Sage develops and adds new courses to the online program regularly.
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closed 6/16/2006 via PR Newswire

Education World, acquired SchoolNotes

synopsis: SchoolNotes has been acquired by Education World. SchoolNotes provides easy-to-use school-to-home communications tools, enabling teachers to set up Web pages where students can get their homework and consult learning resources.
buyer parent: EDmin.com, Inc.
buyer: Education World
Education World, the leading free education Web site, features new, original content every weekday of the school year. "
target: SchoolNotes
SchoolNotes provides easy-to-use school-to-home communications tools, enabling teachers to set up Web pages where students can get their homework and consult learning resources. SchoolNotes also offers classroom updates for parents to check on student progress.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Tennessee Book Company LLC, acquired Thrivist

synopsis: Tennessee Book Company, an Ingram Content Group company, has acquired assets of Thrivist, a teaching and learning platform to create a single, dynamic way for teachers to access both digital and print content for their classrooms. Thrivist's learning management system empowers educators with reliable instructional data to drive student engagement.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: Tennessee Book Company LLC
Since 1935 Tennessee Book company has been serving as the state’s depository for all approved educational materials. Their primary purpose as a textbook depository is to provide Tennessee schools with a central source of supply at the lowest costs and with the fastest service possible. "
target: Thrivist
Thrivist builds software that helps schools and districts make better decisions based on data. They provide a next generation K-12 learning management system that empowers educators with reliable instructional data to drive student engagement and support personalized learning.
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announced 10/18/2011 via Reuters

HTC Corporation, will acquire Zoodles

synopsis: HTC Corp, HTC, the world's No.5 smartphone company, plans to buy Inquisitive Minds, a U.S. maker of children's software, for $13 million to expand its offering of applications. Inquisitive Minds' Zoodles is an online platform for education and learning for young children that offers games, videos, story books, an art studio, and more.
buyer: HTC Corporation
Inquisitive Minds, d/b/a Zoodles, provides an online platform for education and learning for young children. Zoodles has thousands of fun, educational games that are always changing. Zoodles' simple interface makes it easy for kids to play independently. "
target: Zoodles
Inquisitive Minds, d/b/a Zoodles, provides an online platform for education and learning for young children. Zoodles has thousands of fun, educational games that are always changing. Zoodles' simple interface makes it easy for kids to play independently.
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$13
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closed 5/8/2009 via BNC Analysis

Blackboard Inc., acquired ANGEL Learning

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., a global leader in education technology, has acquired privately-held ANGEL Learning, Inc., a leading developer of e-learning software to the U.S. education industry. ANGEL Learning's flagship products are the ANGEL Learning Management Suite and the ANGEL ePortfolio system.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. "
target: ANGEL Learning
ANGEL Learning, Inc. develops and markets enterprise e-learning software. ANGEL Learning's flagship products are the ANGEL Learning Management Suite and the ANGEL ePortfolio system.
price ($mm)
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$21
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 7/22/2010 via BNC Analysis

Promethean World PLC, acquired SynapticMash, LLC

synopsis: Promethean, a U.K.-based provider of interactive learning technology, has acquired U.S. education software firm SynapticMash Inc.
buyer: Promethean World PLC (LSE:PRW:$174.51)
Promethean World PLC creates, develops, supplies and supports leading edge, interactive learning technology including interactive whiteboards. Promethean also provides comprehensive training and support. "
target: SynapticMash, LLC
SynapticMash creates online tools for school administrators, teachers, parents, and students to enhance their learning programs.
price ($mm)
$9.00
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$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
18.6x
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closed 11/3/2015 via PR Newswire

NetDragon WebSoft Inc., acquired Promethean World PLC

synopsis: NetDragon Websoft Inc., a leading developer and operator of online games and mobile internet platforms in China, announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 100% stake in Promethean, a London-listed world leader in the rapidly growing global interactive learning technologies market.
buyer: NetDragon WebSoft Inc. (SEHK:777:$615.68)
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is a leading innovator and creative force in China's online gaming and mobile internet industries. NetDragon offers many well-known mobile Internet products and services, including 91 Assistant, HiMarket, 91 Launcher,91 Panda Reader,sj.91.com and www.hiapk.com. "
target: Promethean World PLC (LSE:PRW:$174.51)
Promethean is a global education technology leader that partners with schools and teachers to create dynamic learning environments that motivate students to learn. Students engage with interactive, multimedia lessons through ClassFlow, their comprehensive instructional delivery system.
price ($mm)[EV]
$131 [$140]
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$172
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0.8x
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closed 7/22/2010 via BNC Analysis

Promethean World PLC, acquired SynapticMash, LLC

synopsis: Promethean, a U.K.-based provider of interactive learning technology, has acquired U.S. education software firm SynapticMash Inc.
buyer: Promethean World PLC (LSE:PRW:$174.51)
Promethean World PLC creates, develops, supplies and supports leading edge, interactive learning technology including interactive whiteboards. Promethean also provides comprehensive training and support. "
target: SynapticMash, LLC
SynapticMash creates online tools for school administrators, teachers, parents, and students to enhance their learning programs.
price ($mm)
$9.00
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closed 12/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Transom Capital Group, acquired Scantron Corporation

synopsis: Transom Capital Group, an operations-focused middle-market private equity firm, has acquired Scantron Corporation, a global technology and services driven company whose experts provide comprehensive assessment and technology solutions. Scantron is a widely recognized brand world-wide with a history in delivering quality, accuracy, and reliability.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
target parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
target: Scantron Corporation
Scantron Corporation is a global, diversified company that empowers growth through intelligent, mission-critical assessment, technology, and data capture solutions for business, education, certification, and government clients around the world.
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closed 3/25/2019 via PR Newswire

USSC Group, acquired Child Check-Mate System

synopsis: USSC Group, (USSC) a global leader in the commercial and military seating industry, has acquired Child Check-Mate System (CCM), a Canadian School Bus Safety Company. CCM offers a unique alarm system which acts as an electronic reminder to drivers to help ensure that all children have safely disembarked the vehicle upon the completion of each run.
buyer: USSC Group
USSC Group is a global leader in the commercial and military seating industry. The group designs and engineers world-class safety, survivability, and technology products for commercial and military transportation vehicles. Their products include seating for buses, fire trucks, rail cars and more. "
target: Child Check-Mate System
Child Check-Mate System is a Canadian School Bus Safety Company who has developed and patented a unique alarm system which acts as an electronic reminder to drivers. This reminder helps ensure that all children have safely disembarked the vehicle upon the completion of each run.
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closed 6/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Sphero, acquired Specdrums

synopsis: Sphero, the leader in bringing together play and STEAM learning, announced its acquisition of Specdrums, a Boulder-based music tech startup. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: Specdrums
Specdrums is a Boulder-based music tech startup founded in 2016. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
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closed 9/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Foxconn Technology Group, acquired SMART Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Foxconn Technology Group has acquired all of the outstanding common shares of SMART Technologies Inc., a leading provider of education and business collaboration solutions. SMART Technologies is an innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that inspire collaboration in both education and business around the globe.
buyer: Foxconn Technology Group (TSEC:2317:$139,710.76)
Foxconn is the world's foremost provider of joint-design, joint-development, environmental-friendly manufacturing, assembly and after-sales services to global Computer, Communication and Consumer-electronics leaders. "
target: SMART Technologies Inc. (TSX:SMA:$331.81)
SMART Technologies Inc. is a world leader in simple and intuitive solutions that enable more natural collaboration. They are an innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that inspire collaboration in both education and business around the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$56 [$196]
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$348
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$12
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closed 11/3/2015 via PR Newswire

NetDragon WebSoft Inc., acquired Promethean World PLC

synopsis: NetDragon Websoft Inc., a leading developer and operator of online games and mobile internet platforms in China, announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 100% stake in Promethean, a London-listed world leader in the rapidly growing global interactive learning technologies market.
buyer: NetDragon WebSoft Inc. (SEHK:777:$615.68)
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is a leading innovator and creative force in China's online gaming and mobile internet industries. NetDragon offers many well-known mobile Internet products and services, including 91 Assistant, HiMarket, 91 Launcher,91 Panda Reader,sj.91.com and www.hiapk.com. "
target: Promethean World PLC (LSE:PRW:$174.51)
Promethean is a global education technology leader that partners with schools and teachers to create dynamic learning environments that motivate students to learn. Students engage with interactive, multimedia lessons through ClassFlow, their comprehensive instructional delivery system.
price ($mm)[EV]
$131 [$140]
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closed 4/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation, acquired Brainchild, Inc.

synopsis: Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation formally completed the acquistion of Brainchild, Inc. Brainchild creates and develops tools to engage all students. Brainchild specializes in handheld tutors and software for state test preparation.
buyer: Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation (QFOR:$54.82)
Quadrant 4 is a Vertical Cloud Platform company offering state-of-the-art PaaS solutions in Healthcare, Media and Retail. Their highly scalable vertical cloud platforms coupled with their Global Professional Services organization provides clients with a competitive advantage in the marketplace. "
target: Brainchild, Inc.
Brainchild has established a strong track record of helping thousands of schools make AYP and win awards for dramatic increases in scores on state tests. Brainchild makes tools to engage all students. Struggling students have a variety of learning styles and disabilities.
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closed 8/7/2013 via PR Newswire

Turning Technologies, LLC, acquired eInstruction Corporation

synopsis: Turning Technologies, a company that creates leading assessment delivery and data collection solutions for learning environments, has acquired eInstruction. eInstruction develops educational technology, including classroom instruction systems, student response systems, interactive whiteboards and assessment software.
buyer parent: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
buyer: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies, LLC develops interactive response systems utilizing the latest software and hardware tools available and transforms them into state of the art applications for audience response. "
target: eInstruction Corporation
eInstruction is the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to Kindergarten-12th grade, higher-education, corporate and military classrooms with an estimated 40% market share.
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closed 7/15/2013 via PR Web

Skyview Capital LLC, acquired Mimio

synopsis: Skyview Capital, a private investment firm, announced that it has acquired the Mimio and Headsprout interactive technology businesses from Newell Rubbermaid. Mimio is a global leader in interactive teaching technologies offering innovative, affordable educational technologies and curriculum solutions for K-12 classrooms.
buyer: Skyview Capital LLC
Skyview Capital, LLC is a privately held investment firm headquartered in Century City, California that specializes in the acquisition and continuous management of "systems critical" enterprises in the areas of technology, telecommunications, business services, and niche manufacturing. "
target parent: Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
target: Mimio
Mimio is a global leader in interactive teaching technologies offering innovative, affordable educational technologies and curriculum solutions to increase effectiveness and engagement in K-12 classrooms.
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closed 7/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Redflex Group, acquired SmartBus Live

synopsis: Redflex Traffic Systems® is expanding its student safety division with the acquisition of SmartBus Live™. Since 2008, the SmartBus Live safety camera program has helped school districts and municipalities monitor and deter drivers who illegally pass school buses while the stop arm is deployed.
buyer: Redflex Group
Redflex Traffic Systems®, a leader in road safety technology, operates more than 2,000 photo enforcement systems in more than 250 cities throughout the United States and Canada. With continuous development of new safety products, Redflex has been helping to reduce collisions and save lives. "
target: SmartBus Live
SmartBus Live has combined state of the art camera technology with proprietary back-end software, which together make up a comprehensive safety program that enables authorities to better enforce stop arm violations.
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closed 7/2/2007 via BNC Analysis

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired eInstruction Corporation

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the information and technology markets, announces that it represented Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, which has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of eInstruction Corporation (eInstruction), a portfolio company of Chicago Growth Partners.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity firm, manages the largest private equity fund in the United States focused on investments in the education, training and related business services and information industries ("Knowledge Industries"). "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: eInstruction Corporation
eInstruction is the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to Kindergarten-12th grade, higher-education, corporate and military classrooms with an estimated 40% market share.
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closed 8/15/2005 via Company Description

Chicago Growth Partners, acquired eInstruction Corporation

synopsis: eInstruction Corporation was acquired by a group of investors led by Chicago Growth Partners that also included the Private Equity Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, PPM America Capital Partners, CapitalSource and management. MHT acted as the exclusive advisor to eInstruction.
buyer: Chicago Growth Partners
Chicago Growth Partners focuses on lower middle market growth companies in Business and Consumer Services, Healthcare, Industrial Growth and Information Technology. We’ve focused on these industries for over 21 years, with a combined 100+ years of experience in these four areas. "
target: eInstruction Corporation
eInstruction is the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to Kindergarten-12th grade, higher-education, corporate and military classrooms with an estimated 40% market share.
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closed 3/1/2005 via Company Press Release

Library Video Company, acquired SAFARI Video Networks

synopsis: Today, Library Video Company, the leading distributor of educational VHS and DVD programs to schools nationwide, completed the purchase of SAFARI Technologies’ Video Networking Division. SAFARI Video Networks is the leading provider of video networking solutions for schools in the U.S.
buyer: Library Video Company
[BWP 01/25/2000]: the leading distributor of educational video, CD-ROM, audiobook and DVD to schools and public libraries nationwide. The company stocks over 12,000 titles covering a diverse range of topics for all ages and grade levels. Each program has been carefully reviewed and selected for con "
target: SAFARI Video Networks
SAFARI Video Networks is the leading provider of video networking solutions for schools in the U.S.. SAFARI's leading product is a digital content system providing a single interface for all educational publishers and school created libraries; and a WAN (Wide Area Network) that delivers rich media r
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closed 6/27/2005 via PR Newswire

AlphaSmart, Inc. merged with Renaissance Learning, Inc.,

synopsis: Renaissance Learning(R), Inc. and AlphaSmart, Inc. announced today that the merger of AlphaSmart, Inc. with a subsidiary of Renaissance Learning, Inc. has been completed. Renaissance Learning will issue approximately 1.2 million shares of Renaissance Learning common stock and pay approximately $34 million in cash.
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning is the creator of Renaissance solutions - the nation's leading programs for pre-K to 12 school- and districtwide improvement. Renaissance solutions enhance virtually any curriculum with a combination of research-based software, professional development, technical services, and p"
target: AlphaSmart, Inc.
AlphaSmart, Inc. is a provider of affordable, portable personal learning solutions for the K-12 classroom. Its portable computer-companion products are used by students to enhance writing, keyboarding and comprehension, and have been adopted by more than 8,000 school districts in the United States
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$36
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
10.9x
closed 9/22/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Safe Fleet, acquired Seon

synopsis: Safe Fleet, the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles announced the acquisition of Seon, the leading manufacturer of video surveillance and fleet management solutions for school and transit buses.
buyer: Safe Fleet
Safe Fleet is the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles. Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that helps its customers improve the safety and efficiency of their fleets, their operators, passengers and pedestrians. "
target: Seon
Seon develops, manufactures and markets mobile video surveillance systems for the school and transit bus markets. Seon helps transportation managers capture, record, view, and wirelessly download on-board security footage, quickly and reliably.
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closed 6/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Raptor Technologies, acquired LobbyGuard Solutions

synopsis: Raptor Technologies, the market leader in U.S. K-12 school security solutions announced that it has acquired LobbyGuard Solutions, LLC, a visitor management and front office automation system provider.
buyer: Raptor Technologies
Raptor Technologies helps schools with visitor, volunteer, and emergency management solutions that instantly screen for registered sex offenders, manage custody issues, and run background checks on volunteers. The Raptor system has also been credited with the arrests of numerous sex offenders. "
target: LobbyGuard Solutions
LobbyGuard Solutions provides products in the visitor management sector and offers a self-service sign-in kiosk. The LobbyGuard product line has been the subject of numerous media stories as an important and well-received part of corporate, government and public education security initiatives.
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closed 11/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Family Zone Cyber Safety, purchased Sonar/MyNet IP from Tesserent Limited

synopsis: Tesserent, a company that delivers network security as a managed service to high value organizations, has sold the Sonar/MyNet IP to Family Zone Cyber Safety Limited, a cyber safety solution that works in and out of home to enable parents to block apps and filter online content.
buyer: Family Zone Cyber Safety (ASX:FZO:$1.24)
Family Zone Cyber Safety is an innovative, simple to use, cyber safety solution that works in and out of home to enable parents to block apps and filter adult content, restrict social media use and automatically schedule screen times by child. "
seller: Tesserent Limited (ASX:TNT:$3.59)
The acquisition includes the Sonar/MyNet IP of Tesserent. Sonar is an identity-based appliance that enables educational institutions to secure and manage their Internet connections. MyNet is a web-based monitoring and administration interface for a school’s Internet Gateway and Internet service.
price ($mm)
$3.80
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closed 5/20/2015 via PE Hub

TA Associates, acquired Procare Software

synopsis: TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, announced it has completed a majority investment in Procare Software. Procare provides integrated payment processing, software, hardware and data hosting to child care businesses and organizations, helping them streamline management, administration and recordkeeping.
buyer: TA Associates
TA Associates is one of the oldest and largest growth private equity firms in the world. They invest in growing private companies in exciting industries, with the goal of helping management teams build their businesses into great companies. "
target: Procare Software
Founded in 1992, Procare provides integrated payment processing, software, hardware and data hosting to child care businesses and organizations, helping them streamline management, administration and recordkeeping.
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announced 11/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Anoto Group AB, will acquire Livescribe, Inc.

synopsis: Anoto Group AB announced an agreement to acquire Livescribe Inc. Based in Oakland, California and founded in 2007, Livescribe's smartpens allow students, business people, journalists, and anyone who values pen and paper note-taking to capture, access, and share everything they write, draw, and hear.
buyer: Anoto Group AB (OM:ANOT:$22.67)
Anoto Group, through its subsidiaries, develops and licenses a technology for digital pen and paper, which enables the transmission of handwritten text and illustrations into digital format. Their solutions are based on Anoto digital pen and paper technology to capture, transmit, and store data. "
target: Livescribe, Inc.
Livescribe is the global leader in the design and manufacturing of smartpens, enabling customers to capture, search and share handwritten notes on the digital devices they use every day. Livescribe makes the only smartpens on the market that synchronize handwritten notes with recorded audio.
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closed 12/11/2014 via PR Newswire

ITC Systems, acquired GoPrint Systems

synopsis: ITC Systems has acquired rival print software vendor GoPrint. The acquisition broadens ITC Systems' print solution deployment capabilities adding an established print software solution to its campus card and library offerings.
buyer: ITC Systems
ITC Systems designs and implement state-of-the-art cash card management systems on university campuses, in academic and public libraries, government departments, food service environments and other closed institutional settings. "
target: GoPrint Systems
GoPrint Systems specializes in providing state-of-the-art, Multi-Platform, Self-Service, Cost Recovery, Pay-For-Print Management Systems to Colleges and University Campuses, Computer Centers, Libraries and Learning Resource Centers.
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closed 1/8/2019 via BusinessWire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired BioStore

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, the UK’s leading business-critical software provider, announced the acquisition of BioStore Ltd, a principal provider of identity management and cashless catering solutions to UK schools and businesses.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS Software Group is the 6th largest privately-owned software supplier in the UK. IRIS offers the greatest range of specialist accountancy, financial management, human resource management, payroll and education solutions, delivered as a choice of integrated on premise and cloud-based applications."
target: BioStore
BioStore develops identity management technologies. BioStore’s identity management and cashless catering solutions are used by over 3,000 UK schools and sixth form colleges to improve and streamline access control and how catering services are delivered.
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