Like The Learning Edge North America

closed 5/31/2010 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired The Learning Edge North America

synopsis: The Learning Edge International has joined Pearson, a global leader in education, technology and services. Pearson’s mission is to increase access to educational opportunities and improve student outcomes worldwide.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: The Learning Edge North America
The Learning Edge International provides solutions for educators so they can more effectively manage Digital Learning Resources using EQUELLA - a world class Digital Repository. EQUELLA is a mature, robust Digital Repository that integrates to your existing Learning Management System.
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closed 11/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

LANIT JSC, acquired Evident Point Software Corp

synopsis: Canadian e-book software and firmware provider Evident Point has been acquired by LANIT, a major Russian company providing a diversified range of systems integration and other IT services. Neither the terms of the transaction nor general future plans of the two companies were disclosed.
buyer: LANIT JSC
LANIT JSU is the leading russian CIS multidisciplinary group of IT companies. The group companies offer a full range of IT services, whose number is steadily increasing due to development of advanced and popular technologies and solutions. "
target: Evident Point Software Corp
Evident Point was established in 1995 with the vision of delivering quality software engineering services to major industry players. Evident Point's track record includes many successful projects for Apple, Microsoft, Netronix, Netscape and other industry leading software and hardware vendors.
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closed 10/1/2010 via PR Newswire

The Access Network Company, acquired College Media Network

synopsis: The Access Network Company announced that it will take over operations of College Media Network. College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million people.
buyer: The Access Network Company
The Access Network(SM) is the premier online city guide content management software platform for premium brands, publishers, and local merchants. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: College Media Network
College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million unique college students and alumni each month.
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closed 9/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Hyland Software, Inc., acquired Hershey Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Hyland Software has purchased privately held Hershey Systems, a provider of Web-based ECM solutions focused primarily on the higher education market. The acquistion makes Hyland one of the largest enterprise content management (ECM) software suite vendors in the higher education market.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Hyland Software, Inc.
Hyland Software is the developer of OnBase. An award-winning suite of document management and content management solutions, OnBase has a proven record of solving problems resulting from time consuming, costly and error plagued manual tasks. "
target: Hershey Systems, Inc.
Hershey Systems is a software company that provides innovative solutions to more than 200 higher education institutions around the world. Hershey provides a comprehensive range of solutions for the higher education market focused on student success and operational excellence.
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closed 11/19/2014 via PR Web

Books International Inc., acquired Cloud View Technologies LLC

synopsis: Books International, Inc., a provider of fulfillment services to publishers around the world, announced acquisition of the majority equity in Cloud View Technologies. They offer cloud-based, secure suite of web applications used for eBook fulfillment, digital content delivery, and title management.
buyer: Books International Inc.
Books International, a family owned and operated company, has provided fulfillment services to publishers around the world from the company headquarters in Dulles, VA. BI processes and ships over $200,000,000 of orders per year on behalf of independent publishers and distribution clients. "
target: Cloud View Technologies LLC
Cloud View Technologies is a software developer of digital delivery platforms for publishers, independent authors, and instructors seeking to digitize and deliver custom course materials.
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closed 1/10/2010 via Company Press Release

Edline LLC, acquired SchoolFusion

synopsis: The assets of SchoolFusion, a leading provider of website and communication solutions for K-12 education, have been acquired by Edline LLC, a portfolio company of Providence Equity. SchoolFusion’s user-friendly website tools empower teachers and administrators to easily create and maintain content rich school and classroom pages.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: 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. "
target: SchoolFusion
SchoolFusion is a leading provider of website and communication solutions for K-12 education. Its customized web tools connect teachers, students and parents by empowering districts to communicate more effectively.
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closed 7/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Ingram Digital Ventures, acquired Vital Source Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Ingram Industries Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Vital Source Technologies, Inc., a leading and trusted provider of digital content delivery solutions in education and professional learning environments.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: Ingram Digital Ventures
Ingram Digital Ventures, an operating group of Ingram Industries Inc., is headquartered in LaVergne, Tennessee. "
target: Vital Source Technologies Inc.
Founded in 1994, VitalSource has emerged as the leader in educational content delivery in such sectors as dental, nursing and law. Students and faculty acquire content in the company's VitalBook(TM) file format through a variety of channels using the VitalSource "Bookshelf" application.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BusinessWire

MPS Limited, acquired HighWire Press

synopsis: MPS Limited, a leading provider of content, learning, and platform solutions, has completed the acquisition of HighWire Press, a US company that provides digital content development and hosting services to ~140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications.
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS provides platform, learning, and content solutions and is a global partner to the world’s leading enterprises, publishers, learning companies, and content aggregators. "
target parent: Accel-KKR
target: HighWire Press
HighWire is a US company that provides digital content development and hosting services to ~140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications. It was founded by Stanford University Libraries in 1995.
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closed 12/14/2016 via Company Press Release

HighWire Press, acquired Semantico Ltd.

synopsis: Scholarly publishing company HighWire Press announced its acquisition of Semantico, a privately held provider of technology and services for the scholarly publishing market. Semantico's mission is to be the partner of choice in helping clients realise the full potential of internet technologies for delivering digital information services.
buyer parent: Accel-KKR
buyer: HighWire Press
HighWire Press delivers technology solutions to leading publishers that disseminate scholarly research worldwide. HighWire provides strategic consulting, professional services and innovative open platform technologies. "
target: Semantico Ltd.
Semantico is an innovative and market-leading digital publishing solutions company. They provide a range of services and technologies including: consultancy, publishing platform design and build, ebook system development, digital marketing, access and identity management, support and hosting.
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closed 11/10/2016 via PE Hub

Authorea, acquired The Winnower

synopsis: Authorea, the online collaborative platform for researchers, announced it has acquired The Winnower, a pioneering research publisher that offers advanced publishing tools to individual authors. With the acquisition, Authorea enhances the foremost online platform for researchers to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish all in one place.
buyer: Authorea
Authorea is the place to write scientific, academic, and technical documents in collaboration. Authorea is a digital collaboration platform that encourages more immediate knowledge-sharing in the scientific research community. "
target: The Winnower
The Winnower Inc. operates an open access online scholarly publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. Its platform allows users to publish research, essays, peer reviews, and more.
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closed 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Information Services, acquired Stacks Inc.

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced the acquisition of Stacks Inc., a leading library and research web platform. EBSCO partnered with the company in 2016 to release Stacks, a hosted content management system for libraries.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection. "
target: Stacks Inc.
Stacks Inc. is a leading library and research web platform. Stacks technology is designed to simplify the process of creating online content for libraries. It is the first turnkey, responsive web platform with plug and play integrations and mobile apps connected in real time.
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closed 9/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Aries Systems Corp.

synopsis: Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, announced it has acquired Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, MA. Aries' offerings are used for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target: Aries Systems Corp.
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing.
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closed 4/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Metapress

synopsis: Atypon Systems, Inc. has acquired the Metapress business from EBSCO Online, Inc., which has made the decision to discontinue the Metapress platform. Metapress offers comprehensive web publishing solutions for publishers of scholarly journals and electronic books. Current Metapress clients will be transitioned to Atypon’s Literatum platform.
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers and media organizations do business. Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world. "
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Metapress
Metapress has been a leader in hosting Science/Technical/Medical content since the beginning of the transition from print to electronic format. They have established a reputation for disseminating scholarly information on the Web and hosting highly ranked journals and e-books in many disciplines.
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closed 11/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Yoni Groupe, acquired Decalog

synopsis: Groupe Yoni, a leader in specialized software solutions for the Watchmaking, Jewelery, Goldsmith and Collective Catering businesses, has acquired Decalog. Collaborating with thousands of librarians, archives and museums, DECALOG develops advanced software solutions that enables institutions to manage the full spectrum of library materials.
buyer: Yoni Groupe
A family business for over 30 years, Groupe Yoni specializes in publishing business software for professionals in the Watch and Jewelery, Goldsmithing and Collective Catering industry. "
target: Decalog
Collaborating with thousands of librarians, archives and museums, DECALOG develops advanced software solutions that enables institutions to manage the full spectrum of library materials, archives, collections and processes and to empower patrons to identify and obtain the information they need.
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announced 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., will acquire Relais International, Inc.

synopsis: OCLC has agreed to acquire Relais International, a leading interlibrary loan solution provider based in Ottawa, Canada. Relais has been working with libraries for more than 20 years to provide solutions for the full range of interlibrary loan and consortial resource sharing services. Relais D2D solution is the market leader in consortial borrowing.
buyer: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. "
target: Relais International, Inc.
Relais International has been working with libraries for more than 20 years to provide solutions for the full range of interlibrary loan, document delivery, and consortial resource sharing services. Their Relais D2D solution integrates the end-user discovery experience with request management.
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closed 3/21/2012 via Company Press Release

Perceptive Software, Inc., acquired Nolij Corporation

synopsis: Perceptive Software, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise content management software, has acquired Nolij Corporation, a prominent provider of Web-based imaging, document management and workflow solutions for the higher education market.
buyer parent: Lexmark International, Inc.
buyer: Perceptive Software, Inc.
Perceptive Software, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise content management software that helps organizations easily manage the entire lifecycle of their documents and content, simplifying their business processes, and fueling greater operational efficiency. "
target: Nolij Corporation
Nolij Corporation is the leading provider of higher education focused document imaging and workflow solutions and is the recognized leader in providing data integration middle-ware technology to the higher education customer.
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closed 2/17/2016 via Company Press Release

New Harbor Capital, acquired Certica Solutions

synopsis: Chicago-based private equity firm New Harbor Capital has completed a majority equity investment in Certica Solutions, a provider of K-12 data management software and education content solutions, in conjunction with Certica’s acquisition of Academic Benchmarks, the market-leading data service for K-12 academic standards.
buyer: New Harbor Capital
New Harbor Capital is a growth-focused private equity firm that understands the value of true collaboration. New Harbor works with business owners and management teams to pursue accelerated growth. They seek to invest in business services companies that offer an opportunity for them to add value. "
target: Certica Solutions
Certica Solutions provides education technology platform, content and data solutions which enable K-12 educators and administrators to improve instructional and organizational performance. Certica partners with a diverse network of education technology companies, publishers and assessment providers.
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closed 2/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, purchased DataSense from BrightBytes

synopsis: Microsoft, a leading software corporation, has acquired DataSense from BrightBytes, a learning analytics organization. DataSense is a leading IPaaS solution for education solution providers and U.S. school districts. DataSense provides a comprehensive data management solution that allows users to collect data from a variety of systems.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
seller: BrightBytes
BrightBytes' DataSense is a data Integration Platform as a Service (IPaaS) solution for education solution providers and U.S. school districts. DataSense provides a data management solution that allows users to collect data from a variety of systems. BrightBytes is a learning analytics organization.
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closed 9/20/2017 via PR Web

IO Education, acquired eSchoolData, LLC

synopsis: IO Education, a market leader in helping educators use data to improve student outcomes, has acquired eSchoolData, a provider of student and data management solutions for K-12 school districts. eSchoolData's comprehensive, web-based solution features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, data analytics capabilities, and more.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: IO Education
IO Education is on a mission to empower educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They focus on developing innovative solutions that break down data silos and improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency. "
target: eSchoolData, LLC
eSchoolData provides a web-based Student Management System that features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, a transportation management module, data analytics capabilities, and more. eSchoolData gives schools the power to turn data into knowledge and knowledge into informed decisions.
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closed 6/29/2017 via PR Web

BrightBytes, acquired Authentica Solutions

synopsis: BrightBytes, a learning analytics organization, announced the acquisition of Authentica Solutions, the developer of DataSense, an education data Integration Platform as a Service (IPaaS). Authentica partners with the top enterprise solutions in edtech to help educators at every organizational level meet data management requirements.
buyer: BrightBytes
BrightBytes is a learning analytics organization that translates complex analysis and educational research into fast actions that drive student learning. Their flagship platform, Clarity, measures modern learning outcomes and provides visualized results that are educative, engaging, and actionable. "
target: Authentica Solutions
Authentica Solutions is an education data management company providing data driven software solutions with a core focus on K-12 Data Integration, Centralized Data Management, Education Analytics, and Custom EdTech Solutions.
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closed 5/31/2010 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired The Learning Edge North America

synopsis: The Learning Edge International has joined Pearson, a global leader in education, technology and services. Pearson’s mission is to increase access to educational opportunities and improve student outcomes worldwide.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: The Learning Edge North America
The Learning Edge International provides solutions for educators so they can more effectively manage Digital Learning Resources using EQUELLA - a world class Digital Repository. EQUELLA is a mature, robust Digital Repository that integrates to your existing Learning Management System.
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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:$5,359.58)
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:$5,359.58)
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.
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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:$5,359.58)
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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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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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:$5,359.58)
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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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.
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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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itslearning, acquired Fronter

synopsis: itslearning AS, a market leading learning management system provider, announced the company has acquired Scandinavian-based learning management system Fronter from Pearson. The two companies have joined forces under the itslearning brand to continue to develop the best learning platform for education worldwide.
buyer: itslearning
itslearning is positioned at the heart of education, offering a cloud-based learning platform that helps teachers and learners support, improve and transform their learning and teaching processes. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Fronter
Fronter has built a learning platform which provides easy-to-use tools for secure online education and collaboration. Teachers use the platform to create, store and repurpose learning resources and coursework which their students access online.
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closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Nikkei Inc., acquired The Financial Times Ltd

synopsis: Nikkei Inc., the publisher of Japan's leading business daily, said that it has completed the acquisition of the Financial Times from Pearson, the U.K.-based education and publishing giant. The Financial Times is a newspaper known for its extensive global coverage of economic news.
buyer: Nikkei Inc.
Nikkei Inc. acts as an operating holding company with newspaper businesses as a core. Group operations range from books, magazines to digital media, database service, broadcasting and other activities such as economic/cultural events. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,310 [$1,281]
rev ($mm)
$521
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/4/2015 via paidContent.org

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Pearson plc has sold its PowerSchool business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most widely used web-based SIS in North America.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on software and technology businesses. Vista Equity Partners understands the software business model and has specific operational improvements to create value, which they combine with a unique perspective. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most used web-based SIS in North America.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
$97
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/3/2015 via Company Press Release

Pearson (VUE), acquired ProctorCam

synopsis: Global computer-based testing leader Pearson VUE announced the acquisition of ProctorCam, a leading online proctored testing platform. The integration of an online proctoring solution will enable Pearson VUE clients to extend the reach of their testing programs to remote areas and expand the breadth of their programs.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson (VUE)
Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing for high-stakes certification and licensure exams in the healthcare, finance, information technology, academic and admissions markets. "
target: ProctorCam
ProctorCam offers a toolkit that helps organizations add online proctoring as a feature of their existing test delivery channel. ProctorCam has "widgetized" online proctoring enabling their partners to choose how, when and where online proctoring occurs within their existing workflows.
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closed 5/20/2015 via PE Hub

Sandbox & Co., acquired Family Education Network

synopsis: Sandbox & Co., an industry-focused investor committed to building businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors, has acquired Family Education Network (FEN) from Pearson. FEN is an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox is an industry-focused investor committed to building and supporting businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors. Founded in 2014, the partners of Sandbox have a long track-record of acquiring, transforming and scaling businesses and brands internationally. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Family Education Network
Family Education Network is the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. The company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
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closed 8/4/2014 via Market Wire

O'Reilly Media, Inc., acquired Safari Books Online, LLC

synopsis: O'Reilly Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired Pearson's 50% interest in Safari Books Online, LLC. Developed by O'Reilly and launched as a joint venture with Pearson in 2001, Safari will continue to operate as an independent entity offering more than 25,000 books, videos, and courses on technology and business.
buyer: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Safari Books Online, LLC
Safari Books Online is an on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. Technology professionals, software developers, web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari Books Online.
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announced 1/3/2014 via PR Web

Connections Education LLC, will acquire Advanced Academics

synopsis: Connections Education, a leading K-12 virtual education provider, has acquired the education products and service assets of Advanced Academics (AAI), an e-learning provider serving grades 6-12 and part of DeVry Education Group Inc.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Connections Education LLC
Connections Education is an accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education for students in grades K-12, and online learning solutions to educational institutions globally. "
target parent: DeVry Inc.
target: Advanced Academics
Advanced Academics, Inc., specializes in partnering with schools throughout the nation to deliver web-based course instruction with highly qualified teachers through a proprietary technology platform specifically designed for secondary education.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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announced 12/3/2013 via Bloomberg

Pearson plc, will acquire Grupo Multi Holding

synopsis: Pearson Plc agreed to acquire Grupo Multi, an English-language training company in Brazil, as the London-based company accelerates growth in its education business. Group Multi Holding is a leader in the market of language teaching, information technology and vocational education.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn. "
target: Grupo Multi Holding
Group Multi Holding is a Brazilian multinational and world leader in the market of language teaching, information technology and vocational education.
price ($mm)[EV]
$722 [$829]
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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
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)
$1,032
rev ($mm)
$421
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/1/2019 via BusinessWire

McGraw-Hill Education will be merged with Cengage Learning,

synopsis: McGraw-Hill and Cengage announced that they will combine in an all-stock merger on equal terms. The company will be led by Michael E. Hansen, currently CEO of Cengage. McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences. The combined company will be named McGraw Hill.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals drive results. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives.
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closed 3/22/2013 via PR Newswire

Apollo Global Management, acquired McGraw-Hill Education

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies completed the sale of its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,537.25)
Apollo Global Management, LLC is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. They focus their investments in areas where they can capitalize upon their integrated platform. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
price ($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:$1,848.05)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target: Anker Publishing Co. Inc.
Anker Publishing Company, Inc. is an independent publisher of professional books, periodicals, and other information media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
$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:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class pre-K–12 educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators
price ($mm)
$4,000
rev ($mm)
$1,637
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
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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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 8/31/2020 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.
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
Know Your Money is an independent financial comparison website in the UK. Know Your Money aims to provide clear, accurate and transparent comparisons for a wide range of financial products. The site allows users to compare credit cards, loans, mortgages, business bank accounts, insurance, and more.
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Leisure Time Group, acquired Lime & Soda

synopsis: Leisure Time Group, New Zealand, has purchased Auckland-based event management company; Lime & Soda. Lime & Soda are a full-service creative event management company specialising in conferences, team building, corporate events, festivals, event styling, and event concepts.
buyer: Leisure Time Group
Leisure Time Group is a family owned and operated New Zealand travel and event management company that have been providing inspirational and unforgettable experiences since 1987. "
target: Lime & Soda
Lime & Soda is an Auckland-based event management company. Lime & Soda are a full-service creative event management company specialising in conferences, team building, corporate events, festivals, event styling, and event concepts.
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Entropia Group, purchased 360 Video Business from Vostok VR

synopsis: The 360-video business of Singapore-based virtual reality company Vostok VR has been acquired by independent Malaysian agency Entropia. Vostok VR was launched in Singapore in June 2014. Vostok VR's 360 Video Business offers 360 video production for social media and documentaries.
buyer: Entropia Group
ENTROPIA is a new age data-driven marketing consultancy based in Malaysia. Its vision is to help brands in the digital age, add more happiness to people's lives via highly relevant, delightful & authentic connections. "
seller: Vostok VR
Vostok VR's 360 Video Business offers 360 video production for social media and documentaries. It produced Happyland360, a critically acclaimed documentary that was one of the first 360 documentaries in Southeast Asia. 360 video is a tool to help brands convey messages in an unforgettable way.
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closed 3/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

The UC Group, acquired Solidinfo.SE

synopsis: The UC Group, part of Asiakastieto Group, has acquired the business and assets of Solidinfo.SE from the Solid Media Group. Solidinfo.SE is a company search engine with in-depth information about all Swedish companies.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: The UC Group
Since 1977, the UC Group has been helping millions of customers make decisions by providing refined business and credit information in digital and innovative services. Their customers are made up of companies, private individuals and the public sector. "
target parent: Solid Media Group
target: Solidinfo.SE
Solidinfo.SE is a company search engine with in-depth information about all Swedish companies. At Solidinfo.SE users can see contact information such as address information, telephone numbers, fax and e-mail.
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announced 12/19/2018 via Market Watch

Experian plc, will acquire Compuscan

synopsis: Experian PLC has agreed to buy Compuscan, a South African credit bureau and information-services company. Compuscan holds credit information on 26 million people and 200,000 businesses in South Africa, representing approximately 56% of the population.
buyer: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$5,171.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: Compuscan
Compuscan is a trusted credit bureau and information services provider. They collect, provide and protect quality data. They are based in South Africa. Compuscan holds credit information on 26 million people and 200,000 businesses in South Africa, representing approximately 56% of the population.
price ($mm)
$263
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/29/2018 via Company Press Release

My Mooc SARL, acquired Mooctivity

synopsis: My Mooc, a platform specialized in referencing online resources, including MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), has bought Paris-based Mooctivity. Mooctivity gives a one-stop platform for online education. Students can look for and access over 500 courses from Coursera, edX and Udacity and more.
buyer: My Mooc SARL
My Mooc is a rating platform and review sharing for MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Users can browse, check, enroll, leave a review about a MOOC in a simple way. My Mooc was founded in 2015 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: Mooctivity
Based in Paris, Mooctivity gives a one-stop platform for online education. Students will be able to look for and access over 500 courses from Coursera, edX and Udacity based on key features, employer recommendations and student reviews.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Gocompare.com Limited, acquired Energylinx Limited

synopsis: Newport, UK-based GoCompare.com Group plc has bought Energylinx, a leading energy comparison and switching specialist. Energylinx has commercial relationships with more UK energy suppliers than any other comparison provider: 69 (domestic energy) and 40 (business energy).
buyer: Gocompare.com Limited (LSE:GOCO:$185.68)
Gocompare.com Limited is one of the UK’s top financial services brands and a leading price comparison website offering consumers a convenient way to compare and buy both financial and non-financial products including insurance, money services, travel and utilities. "
target: Energylinx Limited
Scotland-based Energylinx is a leading energy comparison and switching specialist and has commercial relationships with more UK energy suppliers than any other comparison provider: 69 (domestic energy) and 40 (business energy).
price ($mm)
$13
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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
2019
rev ($mm)
$182.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.77
EBIT ($mm)
$14.27
Net Income ($mm)
$10.31
Employees
715
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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: 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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Ticker: TSE:7080
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sportsfield Co., Ltd.
Sportsfield Co., Ltd.
Sportsfield is a Japanese provider of recruitment support services for the sports industry. Sportsfield plans and operates Sponavi, the largest sports-focused job-hunting event for university graduates. The company also provides recruitment consulting services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$17.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.96
EBIT ($mm)
$1.80
Net Income ($mm)
$1.22
Employees
201
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Ticker: HMHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
As a global leader in K–12 education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) provides comprehensive learning solutions to help all students achieve their maximum potential. HMH also delights readers throughout the world with award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,387.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$78.43
EBIT ($mm)
($66.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3800
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Ticker: BSE:540497
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S Chand Group
S. Chand is the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India with an established brand selling over 24 million books. They specialize in Children Books, School Books K-12, Higher Academics Books, Engineering, Professional & Technical Books and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$113.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.14
EBIT ($mm)
$22.85
Net Income ($mm)
$13.47
Employees
2389
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