Like Curriculum Advantage, Inc.

closed 4/21/2003 via PR Newswire

Prime Entertainment, Inc., acquired Curriculum Advantage, Inc.

synopsis: Prime has acquired 100% of the stock of Curriculum Advantage, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Company. Curriculum Advantage markets a proprietary educational software system called Classworks,(TM) installed in over 600 schools worldwide.
buyer: Prime Entertainment, Inc.
Prime Entertainment produces interactive devices for children under its Digital Blue brand. These include the Digital Movie Creator, an award-winning camcorder and software package that was a top-seller in 2002; and the QX3+ Microscope, an innovative microscope that projects magnified images onto a "
target: Curriculum Advantage, Inc.
Curriculum Advantage markets a proprietary educational software system called Classworks,(TM) installed in over 600 schools worldwide. Classworks provides elementary and middle schools with a network-based system to seamlessly manage all of their educational software.Curriculum Advantage is a divis
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closed 4/19/2006 via PR Newswire

The Active Network, Inc., acquired IronPoint Technology Inc.

synopsis: Driving additional value for its clients in government, non-profit, golf and education markets, The Active Network, Inc., a leading provider of application services technology and marketing services to community service organizations, has acquired Vancouver, B.C.-based IronPoint Technology, Inc.
buyer: The Active Network, Inc. (ACTV:$441.26)
The Active Network, Inc., provides application services technology and marketing access to community service organizations, and is a leading online community for active lifestyles. The company's solutions help organizations improve customer service capabilities and increase revenues. "
target: IronPoint Technology Inc.
IronPoint allows districts to lower the total cost of Web deployment by buying one application that delivers the functionality of five other applications with the management overhead of only one.
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closed 2/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Tyler Technologies, Inc., acquired MazikUSA

synopsis: Tyler Technologies, Inc. announced its completion of the acquisition of MazikUSA. Mazik, which was formed in 2001, has developed an integrated Student Information System (SIS) to address the complex needs of K-12 schools, including attendance, scheduling and grades.
buyer: Tyler Technologies, Inc. (TYL:$1,753.59)
Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to enable the public sector–cities, counties, schools and other government entities–to become more efficient, more accessible, and more responsive. "
target: MazikUSA
Mazik, which was formed in 2001, has developed an integrated Student Information System (SIS) to address the complex needs of K-12 schools, including attendance, scheduling and grades. Mazik offers a dynamic, Web- based solution built upon the latest Microsoft(R) .NET technology.
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closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Prep HeadQuarters

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc., the web-based leader in connecting students with colleges and employers through its integrated college and career planning network, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Prep HeadQuarters, a college planning web service deployed in over 700 high schools.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is the nation's leading technology firm dedicated to providing students, educators and employers with comprehensive solutions to successfully navigate education and employment transitions. "
target: Prep HeadQuarters
Prep HeadQuarters is a secure internet program that helps high school counselors manage the college planning process by combining up-to-date college information with powerful technology.
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announced 6/23/2021 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., will acquire Education Perfect

synopsis: KKR is to acquire majority stake in Education Perfect, a company based in New Zealand that empowers students, teachers, parents, and school leaders by providing them with rich data insights and tools for automated marking, feedback, secure assessment, differentiation, and more.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$16,236.15)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management and capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. "
target: Education Perfect
Education Perfect empowers students, teachers, parents, and school leaders by providing them with rich data insights and tools for automated marking, feedback, secure assessment, differentiation, and more.
price ($mm)
$302
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$22
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closed 9/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

3P Learning Pty Ltd., acquired Brightpath Assessments

synopsis: 3P Learning, a global leader in online education, has acquired Brightpath Assessment, an educational assessment platform in Australia. Brightpath enables teachers to assess and track their student's growth. Their software records the results of assessments and provides detailed information about the learning strengths and deficits of every student.
buyer: 3P Learning Pty Ltd. (TPN:$63.36)
3P Learning is a global leader in online education. 3P Learning's software blends the best pedagogy with the best technology to deliver great teaching and learning experiences. Their suite of learning resources covers mathematics, spelling and literacy. They serve 250,000 teachers in 132 countries. "
target: Brightpath Assessments
Brightpath is an educational assessment platform in Australia. Brightpath enables teachers to assess and track their student's growth. Their software records the results of assessments and provides detailed information about the learning strengths and deficits of every student.
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closed 6/9/2021 via BNC Analysis

Xuno, acquired GradeXpert

synopsis: XUNO, a educational software developer in Australia, has acquired GradeXpert, a student information system for K-12 schools in Australia. GradeXpert provides schools with an easy way to track and report student assessment results. Their platform features solutions for student maps, semester reports, student welfare, student attendance, and more.
buyer parent: Accelerus
buyer: Xuno
Xuno is a leading educational software developer based in Melbourne, Australia. They provide intuitive, easy-to-use, web-based software to help schools manage their student wellbeing, engagement, attendance, assessment, and parent/family communication. "
target: GradeXpert
GradeXpert is a student information system for K-12 schools in Australia. GradeXpert provides schools with an easy way to track and report student assessment results. Their platform features solutions for student maps, semester reports, student welfare, student attendance, and more.
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closed 4/9/2021 via BusinessWire

Higher Ground Education, acquired FreshGrade Education Inc

synopsis: Higher Ground Education, Inc. has acquired the award-winning digital portfolio and assessment platform, FreshGrade. FreshGrade is an education resource for teachers, students and families that mirrors how people communicate and use technology today, opening a window into the classroom to ensure maximum student engagement and progress.
buyer: Higher Ground Education
Higher Ground Education is an international company focused on modernizing the Montessori education method. Higher Ground owns and operates schools around the world and seeks to develop a platform that sources, secures, and develops back-end support to all Montessori-inspired schools and educators. "
target: FreshGrade Education Inc
FreshGrade is an education resource for teachers, students and families that mirrors how people communicate and use technology today, opening a window into the classroom to ensure maximum student engagement and progress.
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closed 3/24/2021 via PR Newswire

Marco Learning, acquired The Graide Network

synopsis: Marco Learning, a leading provider of teacher professional development and AP exam preparation, has acquired The Graide Network, a Chicago-based education technology company. Founded in 2016, The Graide Network has built an award-winning model for highly effective, formative feedback on student writing from expert human readers at scale.
buyer: Marco Learning
Marco Learning is committed to providing the best, most complete resources for AP students, their parents, and teachers. Experienced in the classroom, at the kitchen table, and within the test preparation industry, Marco Learning's teachers bring decades of AP expertise to students. "
target: The Graide Network
The Graide Network is an education technology company that has built an award-winning model for formative feedback on student writing from expert human readers at scale. They connect teachers with qualified teaching assistants online to grade and provide feedback on student assignments.
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closed 11/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Frontline Education, acquired SuccessEd

synopsis: Frontline Education, a leading provider of school administration software for the K-12 education community, has acquired SuccessEd, a K-12 software provider. SuccessEd helps educators track compliance and services provided to students in special education, Section 504, Dyslexia, RtI, Medicaid, and ELL.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is the leading provider of school administration software, empowering strategic K-12 leaders with the right tools, data and insights to proactively manage human capital, business operations and special education. "
target: SuccessEd
SuccessEd is an innovative educational software provider that puts time-saving data management tools in the hands of educators. SuccessEd helps educators track compliance and services provided to students in special education, Section 504, Dyslexia, RtI, Medicaid, and ELL.
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closed 7/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Discovery Education, acquired Spiral

synopsis: Discovery Education—the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms—announced the acquisition of Spiral.  Based in the United Kingdom, Spiral provides educators a multiuse platform that supports collaborative learning and formative assessment both in the classroom
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement. "
target: Spiral
Based in the United Kingdom, Spiral provides educators a multiuse platform that supports collaborative learning and formative assessment both in the classroom and the remote environment. Spiral contains many favourite formative assessment apps in one platform.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Juniper Education, acquired Pupil Asset

synopsis: Juniper Education, a comprehensive education support service in the UK, has acquired Pupil Asset, a UK-based school management information system (MIS) and pupil analytics provider. Pupil Asset's cloud-based MIS software provides primary and secondary schools with the tools they need to run and make sense of their school.
buyer parent: Horizon Capital LLP
buyer: Juniper Education
UK-based Juniper Education (EES for Schools) is a leading provider of software, training and professional services to the education sector which enhance the effectiveness of schools. Its products include Target Tracker assessment and pupil progress monitoring software, and professional training. "
target: Pupil Asset
Pupil Asset is a UK-based school management information system (MIS) and pupil analytics provider. Pupil Asset's cloud-based MIS software provides primary and secondary schools with the tools they need to run and make sense of their school, enabling effective leadership and informed decision making.
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announced 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Janison Education Group Limited, will purchase Educational Assessments from UNSW Global

synopsis: Janison Education Group (JAN) has signed an agreement to acquire UNSW Global's Educational Assessments division. Educational Assessment's flagship product is the ICAS academic assessments which are used in 15 countries including Australia.
buyer: Janison Education Group Limited (ASX:JAN:$21.50)
Janison is an Australian-owned, ASX-listed education technology pioneer whose team of experts and developers innovate online assessment and learning solutions for global corporations, governments and education bodies. "
seller parent: University of New South Wales
seller: UNSW Global
Educational Assessment's flagship product is the ICAS academic assessments which are used in 15 countries including Australia. Over the past three years, half of Australia's schools have bought Educational Assessments' products.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unicorn Systems, acquired Edookit

synopsis: Unicorn Systems, a European company providing information systems and IT solutions, has acquired Edookit, a modern school information system in the Czech Republic. Edookit offers a cloud-based school information system that contains everything a school needs, including communication, timetable, grading, class record book, payments and more.
buyer: Unicorn Systems
Unicorn Systems is a European provider of information systems and IT solutions. Unicorn has developed a number of high-end, large-scale solutions, which are being used to serve the IT needs of important companies in many of the key sectors of the economy. "
target: Edookit
Edookit is a modern school information system in the Czech Republic. Edookit offers a cloud-based school information system that contains everything a school needs, including communication, timetable, grading, homework, certificates, class record book, payments and electronic GDPR consents.
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closed 2/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Banyan Software, acquired School Pathways LLC

synopsis: Banyan Software, Inc., a company focused on acquiring, building and growing great enterprise software businesses, has acquired School Pathways LLC, a market leader in student information systems. School Pathways offers a web-based system that provides quick access to important information, online student registrations, grade books and more.
buyer: Banyan Software
Banyan Software acquires, builds and grows great enterprise software businesses. Unlike typical investment firms, their plan isn’t to resell a business down the road. They aim to provide a permanent home for businesses and want to continue the legacy of the company’s culture, product and teams. "
target: School Pathways LLC
School Pathways is a market leader in student information systems for Independent Study (IS) charter schools, districts, and county offices of education. School Pathways offers a web-based system that provides quick access to important information, online student registrations, grade books and more.
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closed 12/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Faria Education Group, acquired SchoolsBuddy

synopsis: Faria Education Group Limited, an international education systems and services provider, through its wholly-owned UK subsidiary, has acquired a majority interest in SchoolsBuddy, an activities management and payments solution serving more than 240 of the world’s leading international schools.
buyer: Faria Education Group
Faria Education Group was founded in 2006 to transition schools from paper onto a curriculum-focused learning platform. Today, Faria powers curriculum for more than 10,000 schools and districts and three million students. "
target: SchoolsBuddy
SchoolsBuddy is the complete extra-curricular management system available on both web and mobile. Designed for staff, students and parents, SchoolsBuddy features online signup, allocation, management, payments, and attendance for after school activities.
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closed 12/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Embibe, acquired Funtoot

synopsis: Embibe, a leading online test preparation portal in India, has acquired a 90.5% stake Funtoot, an education technology company in India. Funtoot offers an intelligent, adaptive, personalized digital tutor for math and science. Their platform observes, assesses, interacts, encourages and tutors each student based on their individual characteristics.
buyer parent: Reliance Industries Limited
buyer: Embibe
Embibe is a leading online test preparation portal in India. Their AI-based education platform uses data analytics to deliver personalized learning outcomes to each student. Embibe helps students prepare for life-changing exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, and CET. "
target: Funtoot
Funtoot is an education technology company in India. Funtoot offers an intelligent, adaptive, personalized digital tutor for math and science. Their platform observes, assesses, diagnoses, interacts, encourages and tutors each student based on their individual characteristics.
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$10*
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$1
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10.8x
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mentoring Minds, acquired SchoolSpire, Inc.

synopsis: SchoolSpire, a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system, has been acquired by Mentoring Minds, a provider of critical thinking resources and teaching materials for K-12 educators. Founded in 1999, SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results.
buyer: Mentoring Minds
Mentoring Minds is on a mission to put critical thinking at the center of K-12 education. Founded by teachers, Mentoring Minds provides print and digital resources that empower educators to infuse critical thinking skills into standards-based instruction. "
target: SchoolSpire, Inc.
SchoolSpire is a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system. SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools used by school leaders to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results for reporting purposes. The company also offers a bank of question items.
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closed 1/6/2020 via BusinessWire

Cambium Learning Group, purchased AIR Assessment from The American Institutes for Research

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading provider in education software, has acquired AIR Assessment, the student assessment division of the American Institutes for Research. AIR Assessment uses technology to measure student progress and provide educators and families with timely, relevant information about teaching and learning.
buyer parent: Veritas Capital
buyer: Cambium Learning Group (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an educational technology solutions leader dedicated to helping all students reach their potential with individualized and differentiated instruction. Cambium Learning delivers Software as a Service resources and instructional products that engage students and support teachers. "
seller: The American Institutes for Research
AIR Assessment is one of the fastest-growing brands in the assessment field. Leading the nation with its innovative design, AIR Assessment uses technology to measure student progress and provide educators and families with timely, relevant information about teaching and learning.
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closed 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

XSEED Education Pte. Ltd., acquired Report Bee

synopsis: Singapore-based K-12 education company XSEED Education on has acquired India’s edtech startup Report Bee. Report Bee provides a cloud-based software solution that allows schools to assess, report and analyse the performance of individual students, classes and teachers.
buyer: XSEED Education Pte. Ltd.
XSEED Education is an innovative K-12 startup focused on enhancing school learning with high-quality proprietary curriculum, training, and assessment capability. XSEED is a proven and research based academic program for schools that builds thinking skills & problem solving confidence in children. "
target: Report Bee
Founded in 2010 by Ananthraman Mani, Bala Ganesh S., and Anjan T., Report Bee is a cloud-based software solution that allows schools to assess, report, and analyse the performance of individual students, classes, and teachers.
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closed 1/13/2005 via BusinessWire

Curriculum Advantage, Inc., acquired OpenBook Learning Inc.

synopsis: Curriculum Advantage, Inc. announced today that it has purchased OpenBook Anywhere and will integrate the OpenBook content into the Classworks curriculum. With this purchase, Curriculum Advantage expands their catalog of remediation resources with content specifically for English as a Second Language students.
buyer parent: Prime Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Curriculum Advantage, Inc.
Curriculum Advantage markets a proprietary educational software system called Classworks,(TM) installed in over 600 schools worldwide. Classworks provides elementary and middle schools with a network-based system to seamlessly manage all of their educational software.Curriculum Advantage is a divis "
target: OpenBook Learning Inc.
For over 6 years, OpenBook Learning, Inc. has been a leader in combining rich-media technology with research-based teaching methodologies to teach English reading, writing and pronunciation to K-3, remedial, ESL/ESOL/ELL/LEP, and distinctive learners of all ages. OpenBook uses a combination of voic
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closed 4/21/2003 via PR Newswire

Prime Entertainment, Inc., acquired Curriculum Advantage, Inc.

synopsis: Prime has acquired 100% of the stock of Curriculum Advantage, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Company. Curriculum Advantage markets a proprietary educational software system called Classworks,(TM) installed in over 600 schools worldwide.
buyer: Prime Entertainment, Inc.
Prime Entertainment produces interactive devices for children under its Digital Blue brand. These include the Digital Movie Creator, an award-winning camcorder and software package that was a top-seller in 2002; and the QX3+ Microscope, an innovative microscope that projects magnified images onto a "
target: Curriculum Advantage, Inc.
Curriculum Advantage markets a proprietary educational software system called Classworks,(TM) installed in over 600 schools worldwide. Classworks provides elementary and middle schools with a network-based system to seamlessly manage all of their educational software.Curriculum Advantage is a divis
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closed 1/13/2005 via BusinessWire

Curriculum Advantage, Inc., acquired OpenBook Learning Inc.

synopsis: Curriculum Advantage, Inc. announced today that it has purchased OpenBook Anywhere and will integrate the OpenBook content into the Classworks curriculum. With this purchase, Curriculum Advantage expands their catalog of remediation resources with content specifically for English as a Second Language students.
buyer parent: Prime Entertainment, Inc.
buyer: Curriculum Advantage, Inc.
Curriculum Advantage markets a proprietary educational software system called Classworks,(TM) installed in over 600 schools worldwide. Classworks provides elementary and middle schools with a network-based system to seamlessly manage all of their educational software.Curriculum Advantage is a divis "
target: OpenBook Learning Inc.
For over 6 years, OpenBook Learning, Inc. has been a leader in combining rich-media technology with research-based teaching methodologies to teach English reading, writing and pronunciation to K-3, remedial, ESL/ESOL/ELL/LEP, and distinctive learners of all ages. OpenBook uses a combination of voic
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closed 4/21/2003 via PR Newswire

Prime Entertainment, Inc., acquired Curriculum Advantage, Inc.

synopsis: Prime has acquired 100% of the stock of Curriculum Advantage, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Company. Curriculum Advantage markets a proprietary educational software system called Classworks,(TM) installed in over 600 schools worldwide.
buyer: Prime Entertainment, Inc.
Prime Entertainment produces interactive devices for children under its Digital Blue brand. These include the Digital Movie Creator, an award-winning camcorder and software package that was a top-seller in 2002; and the QX3+ Microscope, an innovative microscope that projects magnified images onto a "
target: Curriculum Advantage, Inc.
Curriculum Advantage markets a proprietary educational software system called Classworks,(TM) installed in over 600 schools worldwide. Classworks provides elementary and middle schools with a network-based system to seamlessly manage all of their educational software.Curriculum Advantage is a divis
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announced 12/8/2021 via GlobeNewswire

LiveToBeHappy, Inc., will acquire AV Rover

synopsis: LiveToBeHappy, Inc., a platform company that acquires undervalued assets and professionally manages them, announced it has entered a definitive agreement to acquire AVRover. AVRover is leading the education and training industries by creating the highest quality, easiest to use, and most secure, portable educational solutions.
buyer: LiveToBeHappy, Inc. (OTCPK:CAVR:$0.40)
LiveToBeHappy, Inc. is a platform company that acquires undervalued assets and professionally manages them. LiveToBeHappy Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary, Sinacori Builders, is a residential land development and custom single- and multi-family home builder in Charlotte, N.C. "
target: AV Rover
AVRover is leading the education and training industries by creating the highest quality, easiest to use, and most secure, portable educational solutions.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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:$29.07)
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:$47.98)
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.
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$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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