Like K-12 Assets

closed 7/1/2011 via Capital IQ

K12, Inc., purchased K-12 Assets from Kaplan Virtual Education

synopsis: K12 Inc. has purchased the credit-bearing K-12 assets of Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE). In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$888.17)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
seller parent: The Washington Post Company
seller: Kaplan Virtual Education
Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE) is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 8/1/2018 via PR Newswire

Spring Education Group, acquired Nobel Learning Communities

synopsis: Spring Education Group, a leading PreK-12 private school operator in the United States, has acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. from Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investments. Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. operates a network of over 190 private schools across 19 states in the United States.
buyer parent: Primavera Capital Group
buyer: Spring Education Group
Spring Education Group is a leading PreK-12 private school operator in the United States. Spring Education Group operates 227 schools under 28 brands across 18 states. The company is a portfolio company of Primavera Capital Group, a leading Asia-based investment firm. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Nobel Learning Communities (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. operates a network of over 190 private schools across 19 states in the United States. The company also operates Laurel Springs School, an accredited private online school, offering challenging programs for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
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closed 8/11/2015 via PR Newswire

Investcorp, acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, has acquired Nobel Learning, a leading provider of private preschool through high school education in the United States, from Leeds Equity Partners.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Investcorp is a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp has three main business areas: corporate investment in the U.S., Europe and the Gulf, real estate investment in the U.S. and global hedge funds. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is the only scaled and diversified provider of preschool through grade 12 private education in the U.S. Nobel Learning serves over 25,000 students through 176 schools in 18 states and the District of Columbia as well as globally.
price ($mm)
$405
rev ($mm)
$368
EBITDA ($mm)
$50
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
8.1x
closed 9/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Pearson plc, acquired Connections Education LLC

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is announcing the acquisition of Connections Education from an investor group led by Apollo Management, L.P. Through its Connections Academy business, Connections Education operates online or ‘virtual’ public schools in 21 states in the US.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,257.68)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management, LLC
target: Connections Education LLC
Connections Education is an accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education for students in grades K-12, and online learning solutions to educational institutions globally.
price ($mm)
$400
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closed 8/10/2011 via Market Wire

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools, middle schools and K-12 online distance learning, announced that the previously announced acquisition of the Company by an affiliate of Leeds Equity Partners has been consummated.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the education, training and information and business services industries (the "Knowledge Industries"). The Firm was founded in 1993 by Jeffrey T. Leeds and Robert A. Bernstein and is based in New York. "
target: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of190 nonsectarian private Pre-K and K+ schools and a global K-12 online distance learning community. Nobel Learning also offers an array of supplemental educational services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$127 [$142]
rev ($mm)
$239
EBITDA ($mm)
$17
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.4x
closed 6/14/2010 via BNC Analysis

EQT Funds Management Limited, acquired AcadeMedia AB

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners has offered to acquire AcadeMedia AB, Sweden’s largest independent education company with approximately 45,000 students and course attendants at around 150 locations. AcadeMedia is publicly-trade in Stockholm.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited (EQT:$561.47)
Providence Equity Partners LLC is the world's leading private equity firm focused on media, entertainment, communications and information investments. "
target parent: Bure Equity AB
target: AcadeMedia AB (OM:ACAD:$1,150.89)
AcadeMedia is Sweden's largest education company. AcadeMedia is a private education company in the public education market, which teaches new media technology to multimedia producers, Web producers, info-masters, web-masters and project managers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$252 [$279]*
rev ($mm)
$304
EBITDA ($mm)
$36
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
9.6x
closed 9/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Laurel Springs High School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities announced the acquisition of Laurel Springs School, an online and distance learning school. Laurel Springs' educational program spans the entire K-12 market and has a fully accredited curriculum that includes Honors AP Courses, a Gifted and Talented program, a chapter of the National Honor Society, and virtual clubs.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Laurel Springs High School
Laurel Springs School, founded in 1991, is an accredited private school offering distance learning college preparatory curricula and teacher services for grades K-12. Located in Ojai, California, Laurel Springs serves students in all 50 states and in 43 countries.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
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announced 10/22/2007 via BusinessWire

Bure Equity AB, will acquire AcadeMedia AB

synopsis: Bure Equity AB announces a public offer to acquire all outstanding shares in AcadeMedia AB for cash in accordance with the Swedish Act on Public Takeover Offers, Chapter 3 Mandatory Offers. SEK 90.00 in cash is offered for each share of class A and class B in AcadeMedia.
buyer: Bure Equity AB
Bure Equity AB is a private equity firm specializing in investments, unlisted companies and assets. Bure's investment focus is mainly within the qualified service industry, including education, health care and media/IT. "
target: AcadeMedia AB (OM:ACAD:$1,150.89)
Academedia Masters is the leading Qualified Vocational Education (QVE) within the areas of economic strategies, information and media technology, network security and network infrastructure in Sweden.
price ($mm)
$2.33
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announced 9/28/2011 via Company Press Release

E2020, Inc., will acquire Giant Campus

synopsis: E2020, Inc., a provider of online curriculum, and Giant Campus Inc., which offers elective courses, will combine to deliver a selection of online courses available for middle and high schools. The acquisition of the assets of Giant Campus by e2020’s parent company, Weld North Education, includes semester-long elective courses and virtual schools.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: E2020, Inc.
e2020, Inc. is a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Its courses are provided through a SaaS model. Its courseware features video-based instruction using highly qualified teachers aligned to standards and administrative tools to ensure high completion rates. "
target: Giant Campus
Established in 1997, Giant Campus Inc. is the nation's leading provider of online curriculum for technology, digital arts, business, and engineering for secondary schools. In 2010 Giant Campus opened two accredited online high schools: Giant Campus Academy and Giant Campus of Washington.
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closed 2/25/2011 via Wall Street Journal

Kaplan Virtual Education, acquired Insight Schools

synopsis: Kaplan Virtual Education, which provides online education for grades six through 12, bought Insight Schools Inc. from Apollo Group Inc.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Virtual Education
Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE) is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades. "
target parent: Apollo Group, Inc.
target: Insight Schools
Insight Schools partners with local communities and school districts to build and operate their schools. Insight School of Washington is a statewide, online public alternative high school; as a public school, the program is tuition-free to students resident in Washington.
price ($mm)
$6.30
rev ($mm)
$32
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
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closed 5/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Warrior Girl Corp, acquired Advanced Career Education Services

synopsis: Warrior Girl Corp is pleased to announce the acquisition of Advanced Career Education Services (ACES). ACES is a new entrant in the high-growth sector of on-line education services for basic diplomas and degrees.
buyer: Warrior Girl Corp (WRGL:$0.00)
Warrior Girl Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to merge with other companies. The company was formerly known as Legacy Home California, LLC and changed its name to Warrior Girl Corp. in September 2004. Warrior Girl Corp. was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Miami, Florida. "
target: Advanced Career Education Services
Advanced Career Education Services ("ACES") provides quality career focused education in a cost effective manner. ACES' goal is to effectively motivate, educate and train its students in a way that will empower them. ACES will offer its proprietary high school education online and offline.
price ($mm)
$1.97
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closed 1/10/2007 via AP - Associated Press

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Insight Schools

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. has acquired Insight Schools, an innovator in online high school education. Insight Schools, based in Portland, Oregon, is led by a management team with significant experience in the area of K-12 online education.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: Insight Schools
Insight Schools partners with local communities and school districts to build and operate their schools. Insight School of Washington is a statewide, online public alternative high school; as a public school, the program is tuition-free to students resident in Washington.
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closed 2/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Penn Foster Inc., acquired Ashworth College

synopsis: Penn Foster, which partners with leading employers to attract, develop, and retain talent for middle-skill jobs, announced its acquisition of Ashworth College, an accredited online institution offering degree and certificate programs in fast-growing fields, as well as high school diplomas.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Penn Foster Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
Penn Foster helps individuals develop the skills they need to pursue purposeful, and productive careers through affordable diploma, certificate and degree programs. Their digital and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced model along with personalized academic and career coaching. "
target parent: Sterling Partners
target: Ashworth College
Ashworth College is a nationally-accredited online institution that provides flexible and affordable education to students located around the world. Areas of study include more than 145 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services and more.
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announced 8/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Global University Systems, will acquire Arden University Limited

synopsis: International education group, Global University Systems B.V. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Arden University Limited, a specialist online distance and blended learning university with 6,500 students, from US-based Capella Education Company.
buyer: Global University Systems
Global University Systems is a global education group made up of a number of prestigious institutions, offering a broad range of professional, vocational, graduate and post-graduate programs to 50,000 students each year from around 150 countries. "
target parent: Capella Education Company
target: Arden University Limited
Arden University, previously Resource Development International (RDI), is a leading independent provider of UK university qualifications by distance learning. It offers more than 50 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to domestic and international students.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 7/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Capella Education Company, acquired Resource Development International Ltd.

synopsis: Capella Education Company, a provider of online post-secondary education through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University, announced that it has acquired Resource Development International Ltd. (RDI), an independent provider of United Kingdom (UK) university distance learning qualifications.
buyer: Capella Education Company (CPLA:$439.69)
Founded in 1991, Capella Education Company is a national leader in online education and parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited online university. Capella University offers online graduate degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, and much more."
target: Resource Development International Ltd.
Founded in 1990, Resource Development International Ltd. (RDI) is an independent provider of UK University qualifications by distance learning. RDI markets, develops and delivers these programs worldwide via its offices and partners across Asia, North America, Africa and Europe.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
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closed 12/8/2009 via PR Newswire

Princeton Review Inc., acquired Penn Foster Education Group, Inc.

synopsis: The Princeton Review, Inc., a leading provider of test preparation and educational support services, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Penn Foster Education Group, Inc. Penn Foster, one of the oldest and largest online career education companies in the U.S., will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Princeton Review.
buyer: Princeton Review Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
The Princeton Review is a pioneer in the world of education. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in New York City, the Company offers private tutoring and classroom and online test preparation to help students improve their scores in college and graduate school admissions tests. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Penn Foster Education Group, Inc.
Penn Foster Inc. is one of the oldest and largest accredited distance education providers in the world. Founded in 1890 by Thomas Foster to educate coal miners in safety and engineering, Penn Foster has enrolled over 13 million students around the world since its inception.
price ($mm)[EV]
$162 [$173]
rev ($mm)
$89
EBITDA ($mm)
$13
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
13.8x
closed 1/6/2009 via PR Newswire

RockBridge Equity Partners LLC, acquired Northcentral University

synopsis: Northcentral University an accredited online university and innovator in 100 percent online higher education, announced that it has been acquired by Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC.
buyer: RockBridge Equity Partners LLC
RockBridge is based at the Rock Financial/Quicken Loans headquarters in Livonia. Though housed in the Rock headquarters, RockBridge is an independent entity. RockBridge will target companies in North America, one mission will be to find Michigan companies and help them grow. "
target: Northcentral University
Northcentral University is a private, for-profit accredited online university serving adult learners worldwide. Learners seeking higher education from a premier university experience the convenience of 100% online distance learning.
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closed 1/30/2007 via BusinessWire

KC Distance Learning, Inc., acquired Aventa Learning

synopsis: KC Distance Learning, a prominent national online education company, announced its acquisition of the assets of Aventa Learning, Inc., a leading provider of online learning content and services to K-12 educational institutions. The acquisition brings together two of the country’s strongest online education service providers.
buyer: KC Distance Learning, Inc.
KC Distance Learning is a leading provider of distance learning programs for high school students including core, Honors, and AP courses. KCDL provides online high school courses directly to families through Keystone National High School, the nation's largest online high school. "
target: Aventa Learning
Aventa Learning is a leading provider of online learning content and services for K-12 institutions. The company has a complete catalog of online high school courses, including foreign language and Advanced Placement courses.
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closed 7/26/2010 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., acquired KC Distance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: K12 Inc., one of the nation’s largest providers of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in kindergarten through high school, announced the acquisition of KC Distance Learning, Inc. (KCDL), a provider of distance learning programs for middle and high school students.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$888.17)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
target: KC Distance Learning, Inc.
KC Distance Learning (KCDL) is a leading provider of distance learning programs for middle school and high school students including core, Foreign Language, Honors, and AP courses. KCDL provides online accredited online education directly to families through The Keystone School.
price ($mm)[EV]
$63 [$66]
rev ($mm)
$37
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
25.6x
closed 4/11/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Sagemont Virtual

synopsis: Kaplan Inc., a global education leader, announced the acquisition of Sagemont Virtual, which has been doing business as the University of Miami Online High School, and Virtual Sage, a developer of online high school courses. Sagemont Virtual is a leader in the growing field of online high school instruction.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Sagemont Virtual
Sagemont Virtual (dba The University of Miami Online High School) is a fully accredited private high school that provides students with the flexibility to complete their courses anytime from anywhere in the world. All of their assignments, quizzes, tests, and projects are completed online.
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closed 7/1/2011 via Capital IQ

K12, Inc., purchased K-12 Assets from Kaplan Virtual Education

synopsis: K12 Inc. has purchased the credit-bearing K-12 assets of Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE). In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$888.17)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
seller parent: The Washington Post Company
seller: Kaplan Virtual Education
Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE) is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 2/25/2011 via Wall Street Journal

Kaplan Virtual Education, acquired Insight Schools

synopsis: Kaplan Virtual Education, which provides online education for grades six through 12, bought Insight Schools Inc. from Apollo Group Inc.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Virtual Education
Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE) is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades. "
target parent: Apollo Group, Inc.
target: Insight Schools
Insight Schools partners with local communities and school districts to build and operate their schools. Insight School of Washington is a statewide, online public alternative high school; as a public school, the program is tuition-free to students resident in Washington.
price ($mm)
$6.30
rev ($mm)
$32
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
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closed 10/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Fuel Education, acquired Big Universe

synopsis: Fuel Education® (FuelEd®) announced that it has expanded its suite of digital learning solutions for schools and districts with the addition of Big Universe®, a literacy solutions provider of more than 11,000 leveled eBooks for students in grades K–12.
buyer parent: K12, Inc.
buyer: Fuel Education
Fuel Education partners with school districts to fuel personalized learning and transform the education experience inside and outside the classroom. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K-12 that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs. "
target: Big Universe
Founded in 2007, Big Universe offers a library of 11,000 digital books from 40 publishers that can be read at different levels, along with related assessment and reporting features. It claims to be used by more than 700,000 students across over 900 schools.
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closed 5/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

K12, Inc., acquired LTS Education Systems

synopsis: LTS Education Systems, a company that has spent more than 10 years developing and delivering the most effective and engaging online educational programs on the market, has been acquired by K12, Inc., America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$888.17)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
target: LTS Education Systems
LTS Education Systems has spent more than 10 years developing and delivering the most effective and engaging online educational programs on the market. LTS believes that educational solutions for today's youth must include tools and resources designed to differentiate learning for diverse learners.
price ($mm)
$20
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/13/2014 via PR Newswire

Pansophic Learning, purchased Select Businesses from K12, Inc.

synopsis: Pansophic Learning has acquired from K12 Inc. several assets including an international brick and mortar private school, a higher education platform business and the K12 business in the Middle East. Additionally, Pansophic Learning acquired licenses to curriculum and technology.
buyer parent: Safanad Limited
buyer: Pansophic Learning
Pansophic Learning is an education company that strives to provide students and educators exceptional learning solutions that enable them to maximize their success academically and in life, regardless of geographic, financial, or demographic circumstance. "
seller: K12, Inc. (LRN:$888.17)
The assets acquired from K12 post-secondary business; K12's interest in an existing Middle East joint venture currently operating with a Safanad Limited affiliate; and a private international brick and mortar school.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 7/1/2011 via Capital IQ

K12, Inc., purchased K-12 Assets from Kaplan Virtual Education

synopsis: K12 Inc. has purchased the credit-bearing K-12 assets of Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE). In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$888.17)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
seller parent: The Washington Post Company
seller: Kaplan Virtual Education
Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE) is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
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$13
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announced 11/2/2010 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire The American Education Corporation

synopsis: K12 Inc., a provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in kindergarten through high school, announced the definitive agreement, under which K12 will acquire American Education Corporation, a leading provider of research-based core curriculum instructional software for kindergarten through adult learners.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$888.17)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. K12 has provided over 1.5 million courses to more than 200,000 students worldwide. "
target: The American Education Corporation
American Education Corporation is a provider of research-based core curriculum instructional software for kindergarten through adult learners. Their courseware is currently in use in public and private K–12 schools, colleges, military education programs, and after-school learning centers.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
$18
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
10.0x
closed 7/26/2010 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., acquired KC Distance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: K12 Inc., one of the nation’s largest providers of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in kindergarten through high school, announced the acquisition of KC Distance Learning, Inc. (KCDL), a provider of distance learning programs for middle and high school students.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$888.17)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
target: KC Distance Learning, Inc.
KC Distance Learning (KCDL) is a leading provider of distance learning programs for middle school and high school students including core, Foreign Language, Honors, and AP courses. KCDL provides online accredited online education directly to families through The Keystone School.
price ($mm)[EV]
$63 [$66]
rev ($mm)
$37
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
25.6x
closed 6/13/2014 via PR Newswire

Pansophic Learning, purchased Select Businesses from K12, Inc.

synopsis: Pansophic Learning has acquired from K12 Inc. several assets including an international brick and mortar private school, a higher education platform business and the K12 business in the Middle East. Additionally, Pansophic Learning acquired licenses to curriculum and technology.
buyer parent: Safanad Limited
buyer: Pansophic Learning
Pansophic Learning is an education company that strives to provide students and educators exceptional learning solutions that enable them to maximize their success academically and in life, regardless of geographic, financial, or demographic circumstance. "
seller: K12, Inc. (LRN:$888.17)
The assets acquired from K12 post-secondary business; K12's interest in an existing Middle East joint venture currently operating with a Safanad Limited affiliate; and a private international brick and mortar school.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$21
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0.0x
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closed 11/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Intel Corporation, acquired Kno Inc

synopsis: Intel Corporation unveiled that an education- software setup called Kno, is acquired by the company that specializes in interactive textbooks for mobile devices. They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
buyer: Intel Corporation (INTC:$70,386.00)
Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. "
target: Kno Inc
Kno, Inc. is an education software company on a mission to "Change The Way Students Learn." They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
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closed 7/12/2011 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired E2020, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC announced it has acquired e2020, Inc. (Education2020), a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Founded in 1998, e2020 is a pioneer in the e-learning industry, which has grown to serve more than 4 million K-12 students in 2010, up from 45,000 in 2000.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. Weld North seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: E2020, Inc.
e2020, Inc. is a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Its courses are provided through a SaaS model. Its courseware features video-based instruction using highly qualified teachers aligned to standards and administrative tools to ensure high completion rates.
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announced 9/28/2011 via Company Press Release

E2020, Inc., will acquire Giant Campus

synopsis: E2020, Inc., a provider of online curriculum, and Giant Campus Inc., which offers elective courses, will combine to deliver a selection of online courses available for middle and high schools. The acquisition of the assets of Giant Campus by e2020’s parent company, Weld North Education, includes semester-long elective courses and virtual schools.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: E2020, Inc.
e2020, Inc. is a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Its courses are provided through a SaaS model. Its courseware features video-based instruction using highly qualified teachers aligned to standards and administrative tools to ensure high completion rates. "
target: Giant Campus
Established in 1997, Giant Campus Inc. is the nation's leading provider of online curriculum for technology, digital arts, business, and engineering for secondary schools. In 2010 Giant Campus opened two accredited online high schools: Giant Campus Academy and Giant Campus of Washington.
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closed 4/11/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Virtual Sage

synopsis: Kaplan Inc., a global education leader, announced the acquisition of Virtual Sage, a developer of online high school courses. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Virtual Sage
Virtual Sage offers a complete curriculum of individual courses - currently over 180 comprehensive online courses for grades 8 – 12. The curriculum includes college prep, elective, honors, and Advanced Placement courses. Virtual Sage develops and adds new courses to the online program regularly.
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closed 2/1/2005 via PR Newswire

ProQuest Company, acquired Voyager Expanded Learning

synopsis: ProQuest Company, a leading electronic publisher for the education and automotive markets, has completed the acquisition of privately held Voyager Expanded Learning. ProQuest acquired Voyager for $340 million in cash and approximately $21 million of ProQuest Company stock.
buyer: ProQuest Company (VLCY:$0.00)
Voyager Learning Company is a leading provider of K-12 curriculum products, in-school core reading programs, reading and math intervention programs, and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States. "
target: Voyager Expanded Learning
Voyager Expanded Learning provides research-based reading curriculum and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States. Voyager currently has 180 employees and has a highly profitable, scalable business model with good visibility and strong growth.
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closed 10/6/2011 via Capital IQ

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

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, announced that the Company has purchased the assets of Class.com, an industry-leading provider of online learning solutions.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group is the leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations. The company operates three core divisions: Voyager, Sopris, and Cambium Learning Technologies. "
target: Class.com, Inc.
Class.com equips educators with the tools to help every student succeed by providing schools and organizations with high-quality, research-based, online learning solutions that cater to the needs of 21st-century learners.
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closed 5/15/2018 via Company Press Release

Summit Partners, acquired Teaching Strategies, Inc.

synopsis: L Squared Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it has closed on the sale of Teaching Strategies to Summit Partners. Teaching Strategies is the leading provider of early childhood educational resources, including curriculum and web-based assessment products.
buyer: Summit Partners
Summit Partners is a global alternative investment firm investing into growth equity, fixed income and public equity opportunities. Summit invests in growth sectors of the global economy and has invested in more than 460 companies in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth industries."
target parent: L Squared Capital Partners
target: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies is the leading provider of early childhood educational resources, including curriculum and web-based assessment products. Teaching Strategies provides an essential product to the early childhood education sector helping millions of young children develop.
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closed 10/26/2016 via Company Press Release

Imagine Learning, Inc., acquired Think Through Math

synopsis: Imagine Learning, a leader in elementary language and literacy software solutions, announced its acquisition of Pittsburgh-based Think Through Learning Inc., provider of the Think Through Math supplemental online math program.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning, Inc., a Utah-based company, was founded with one goal in mind: to teach English to the children of the world. Today Imagine Learning English is being used by tens of thousands of students in hundreds of schools across the United States and around the world. "
target: Think Through Math
Think Through Math is a leader in education technology innovation, and is transforming math education in schools with the adaptive learning technology. Think Through Math integrates state-certified teachers who tutor struggling students live to improve math understanding.
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closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next Education India Private Limited, acquired Xolvr

synopsis: Next Education, a Hyderabad-based learning solutions provider for K-12 students, has acqui-hired Gurugram-based education technology startup Xolvr. Xolvr is an online one-to-one learning platform that connects high school students with undergraduate IIT students, who help them with subjects such as mathematics, physics, computer science and more.
buyer: Next Education India Private Limited
Next Education is a fast-growing, technology-driven company revolutionising the education system in India. Using the latest technology, they create cutting-edge products for the education sector that make learning and teaching easier, more fun, and more effective. "
target: Xolvr
Xolvr is a convenient and affordable community driven 'after school study' platform in India. Students can browse through a free section of content syndication, paid content created by a teacher-generated content library, or choose to book a live session with highly qualified teachers.
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announced 2/26/2016 via Company Press Release

Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc., will acquire Cricket Media

synopsis: Cricket Media Group, an education media company that provides award-winning content on a safe and secure learning network for children, families and teachers across the world, has entered into an agreement where it will be acquired by Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc., a group comprised of certain shareholders of Cricket Media, including ZG Ventures.
buyer: Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc.
Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc. is a newly incorporated entity created for the purpose of acquiring Cricket Media Group. The group is comprised of certain shareholders of Cricket Media, including ZG Ventures, LLC. "
target: Cricket Media (TSXV:CKT:$13.91)
Cricket Media is an award-winning education media company. They offer 11 popular magazines for toddlers to teens. Their innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include the ePals community and virtual classroom for global collaboration as well as In2Books, a Common Core eMentoring program.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3.21 [$29.77]
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/18/2010 via BusinessWire

Triumph Learning, acquired Educational Tools, Inc.

synopsis: Triumph Learning, the market leader in state-specific, standards-focused education material that supports student instruction, said that it has acquired Educational Tools, Inc., the developer of the industry leading iCORE digital curriculum product for state-aligned and Common Core standards instruction.
buyer parent: Haights Cross Communications, LLC
buyer: Triumph Learning
Triumph Learning, a subsidiary of Haights Cross Communications, is the market leader in state-specific, standards-focused education material that supports student instruction. The company’s mission is to assist teachers in their goal to raise student achievement. "
target: Educational Tools, Inc.
Educational Tools, Inc. is the creator and developer of iCORE, an industry leading digital curriculum tool for K-12 teachers nationwide. iCORE provides individualized instruction that is fully aligned to state specific standards for math, science, reading and social studies.
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closed 5/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Link-Systems International, acquired ComFit Learning

synopsis: Link-Systems International, Inc., a market leader in integrated, technology-based solutions for educators, announced that, through its wholly owned subsidiary CF Learning, LLC, it has completed its acquisition of the Comfit™ online learning business from Comfit, LLC, a Connecticut-based education company.
buyer: Link-Systems International
Link-Systems International, Inc. (LSI) is a market-leading software company that helps academic institutions create effective digital solutions for teaching and learning. LSI has created several unique and powerful software platforms that facilitate the sharing of content over the Internet. "
target: ComFit Learning
ComFit Learning is an Internet-based education company that develops technology-supported instructional resources specifically designed to help educators reverse the increasingly worrisome trend of declining retention and graduation rates.
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closed 3/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Embibe, acquired 100 Marks

synopsis: Leading education portal to prepare for competitive entrance tests Embibe.com announced the take-over of 100Marks, a student guidance platform for Indian Institute of Information Technology Joint Entrance Examination and All India Engineering Entrance Examination.
buyer: Embibe
Embibe.com is the flagship brand of Mumbai based company - Individual Learning Pvt Ltd., an education analytics consumer tech start-up. Embibe is a leading education portal to prepare for competitive entrance tests in India. "
target: 100 Marks
100Marks is aiming to be one stop shop for education material online. 100Marks is a place where users can get access to free customized study plans and free preparation material for Indian Institute of Information Technology Joint Entrance Examination and All India Engineering Entrance Examination.
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closed 4/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Telegraph Media Group, acquired Gojimo

synopsis: The Telegraph Media Group (TMG), the publisher of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph newspapers, has acquired exam preparation and revision app Gojimo in a move to reach out to and further engage a younger audience. Available on iOS, Android and the web, Gojimo claims to be the UK’s number one exam preparation app.
buyer: Telegraph Media Group
Telegraph Media Group (TMG) is a multi-media news publisher of the world-renowned, agenda-setting content found in its titles: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Telegraph website and The Telegraph weekly world edition. "
target: Gojimo
Gojimo is the leading test prep app for students in the UK and US. Students can access textbooks, study guides, and quizzes from the world's lead educational publishers on their mobile device or tablet.
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closed 6/12/2014 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired Autism Training Solutions

synopsis: Relias Learning, the leader in online training for human services organizations, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Autism Training Solutions (ATS). The acquisition adds more than 2,000 Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) training video clips and over 60 hours of expert instruction to Relias Learning’s comprehensive training library.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning is the leader in online training for the senior care, behavioral health, community health, correctional, and developmental disabilities markets. Relias offers user-friendly online training solutions that improve compliance and eliminate record keeping headaches. "
target: Autism Training Solutions
Autism Training Solutions (ATS) is the online education company dedicated to training professionals and paraprofessionals within the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders and related behavioral disabilities.
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closed 9/26/2016 via BNC Analysis

Paytm, acquired EduKart

synopsis: Payment services provider Paytm, has bought education technology start-up EduKart. EduKart is India’s leading education marketplace, offering education seekers a platform to choose and enroll from 2000+ courses in degree, diploma, certificate, entrance coaching and K12 categories.
buyer parent: One97 Communications Ltd.
buyer: Paytm
Paytm is India’s largest mobile payment and commerce platform. Paytm started by offering mobile recharge and utility bill payments and today it offers a full marketplace to consumers on its mobile apps. Available at Paytm.com and all app stores, it offers incredible user experience and support. "
target: EduKart
EduKart is India’s leading education marketplace, offering education seekers a platform to choose and enroll from 2000+ courses in degree, diploma, certificate, entrance coaching and K12 categories.
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closed 1/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

HTML.it s.r.l., acquired StudentVille.it

synopsis: Triboo Media, a leading Italian independent specialist in online advertising last generation, listed on the AIM Italy, announces that it's subsidiary HTML.it has acquired Hedume Srl, a company that owns and operates Studentville.it, an online reference point for Italian students.
buyer parent: Triboo Media
buyer: HTML.it s.r.l.
HTML.it is an online reference site for developers, graphic designers, and system administrators. They offer guides on the site, as well as the latest news on their blog. They also offer a forum with which users can participate in. "
target: StudentVille.it
StudentVille is an only reference for students who wish to study up on their classes and for tests. They cover all kinds of subjects including Chemistry, Biology, Economy, Physics, Geography, Greek, Italian, History, German, and much more.
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closed 10/9/2018 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired The Learning House, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons has completed the acquisition of Learning House, a diversified education services provider, from Weld North Holdings. The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,800.07)
Wiley develops digital education, learning, assessment, and certification solutions to help universities, businesses, and individuals move between education and employment and achieve their ambitions. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/31/2011 via Company Press Release

Weld North LLC, acquired The Learning House, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North, a firm investing in and operating companies in education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing, has acquired The Learning House, Inc., a leader in enabling not-for-profit colleges and universities to develop effective ways to deliver online degree programs.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. Weld North seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. is a comprehensive online education solutions partner that helps colleges and universities develop effective and affordable ways to deliver online degree programs. The Learning House partners with more than 90 colleges and universities in 30 states.
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