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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired NetSpot Pty Ltd

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired NetSpot. NetSpot is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. It helps institutions focus on their core mission by managing their eLearning technology and by licensing world class software.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: NetSpot Pty Ltd
NetSpot is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. It helps institutions focus on their core mission by managing their eLearning technology and by licensing world class software.
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closed 12/17/2019 via PR Newswire

HackerRank, acquired Mimir

synopsis: HackerRank, the world's leading developer skills company, has acquired Mimir, the cloud-based platform for computer science courses. Mimir's platform helps computer science teachers to assess their students' performance, strengths and weaknesses.
buyer: HackerRank
HackerRank is a developer skills platform that helps businesses evaluate software developers based on skill. HackerRank enables tech recruiters and hiring managers to objectively evaluate talent at every stage of the recruiting process, helping them to hire skilled developers and innovate faster. "
target: Mimir
Mimir is a cloud-based platform for computer science courses. Mimir's platform helps computer science teachers to assess their students' performance, strengths and weaknesses. Mimir enables instructors to efficiently teach Computer Science courses of any scale without compromising education quality.
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announced 12/5/2019 via PR Newswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, will acquire Instructure

synopsis: Thoma Bravo is to acquire Instructure, a tech company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. The firm currently manages a series of private equity funds representing more than $30 billion of equity commitments. "
target: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,942 [$1,864]
rev ($mm)
$246
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.7x
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closed 12/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Sanoma Oyj, acquired itslearning

synopsis: Sanoma acquires itslearning, an international provider of award-winning cloud-based learning platforms founded in 1999 in Norway, from the investment organisation EQT. itslearning is a cloud-based k12 Learning Management System (LMS) that connects people with passions, ideas, and most importantly, each other.
buyer: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,414.40)
Sanoma is a front running media and learning company impacting the lives of millions every day. Sanoma provides consumers with engaging content, offers unique marketing solutions to business partners and enables teachers to excel at developing the talents of every child. "
target parent: EQT AB
target: itslearning
itslearning is an international provider of award-winning cloud-based learning platforms founded in 1999 in Norway. itslearning is a cloud-based k12 Learning Management System (LMS) that connects people with passions, ideas, and most importantly, each other.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

National Olympiad Foundation, acquired Edurer Knowledge labs

synopsis: Indore-based assessment firm National Olympiad Foundation has acquired ed-tech startup Edurer Knowledge Labs, an India-based company that offers a line of cloud-based SaaS products, designed to meet the learning and administrative needs of institutions and corporates.
buyer: National Olympiad Foundation
Headquartered in India, National Olympiad Foundation constitutes docking of academic talent and social entrepreneurship helping talent to come out from the walls of the classroom. NOF conducts its own GLOBAL talent search exams where resources are utilized for children in need. "
target: Edurer Knowledge labs
Edurer, is an India-based Ed-Tech Startup that offers a line of cloud-based SaaS products, designed to meet the learning and administrative needs of institutions and corporates. Their offerings include services and resources, to automate management, acquire new students and engage them effectively.
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closed 8/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Descomplica, acquired PaperX

synopsis: Descomplica acquired PaperX, a startup focused on developing exercises and online evaluations as tests and simulations. With PaperX, students can prepare for exams with simulated tests to ensure a better performance in the college entrance examination.
buyer: Descomplica
Descomplica is the 1st largest digital education company in Brazil. Their history begins in 2011 as an online education startup helping students from all over Brazil improve at the ENEM. The ENEM is a Brazilian national exam, which evaluates high school students in Brazil. "
target: PaperX
PaperX is a Brazilian startup focused on developing exercises and online evaluations as tests and simulations. With PaperX, students can prepare for exams with simulated tests to ensure a better performance in the college entrance examination.
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closed 8/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Perceivant, acquired Bearface Instructional Technologies

synopsis: Perceivant, a dynamic cloud-based data analytics solution for education and healthcare, has acquired Bearface Instructional Technologies, LLC, an education technology company that provides personalized web-based learning, assessment and data analytics for higher education.
buyer: Perceivant
Perceivant' Data Dojo is the fastest cloud-based data analytics solution on the market. Data Dojo can process terabytes of structured and unstructured data in real time and deliver to decision makers in a readable, actionable format. "
target: Bearface Instructional Technologies
Bearface Instructional Technologies, LLC provides web-based learning materials and assessment tools via a content delivery application that is revolutionizing how students learn and teachers teach.
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closed 4/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Ellucian, acquired Helix LMS

synopsis: Ellucian has acquired Helix Education’s competency-based education learning management system Helix LMS. Helix LMS is the only system designed from the ground up to deliver today’s leading-edge academic designs through competency-based learning.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Ellucian
Ellucian is the world’s leading provider of software, services and insight to higher education. Ellucian helps the higher education community—students, faculty, and staff—achieve their goals more efficiently, effectively, and with reduced risk. "
target parent: Helix Education
target: Helix LMS
Helix Learning Management System (LMS) is the only system designed from the ground up to deliver today’s leading-edge academic designs through competency-based learning.
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announced 2/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Oxford City Football Club, will acquire Alvaedu, Inc.

synopsis: Oxford City Football Club, Inc., a diversified holding company, will acquire AlvaEDU. AlvaEDU is focused on improving higher education through technology. They work closely with universities to combine quality educational content with state-of-the-art technologies to achieve real results in the real world.
buyer: Oxford City Football Club (OTCPK:OXFC:$0.64)
Oxford City Football Club, Inc. is the largest publicly traded diversified portfolio of professional sports teams in the world. They are strategically positioned to implement their vertical integration model incorporating all their divisions towards future growth. "
target: Alvaedu, Inc.
Alvaedu partners with accredited Universities to create online Degree-granting programs. Alvaedu's experts work on campus and online with faculty to capture their current course curriculum and transform it into effective, engaging, online education.
price ($mm)
$7.00
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closed 10/16/2013 via PR Web

Gilfus Venture Partners, acquired Adrenna Inc.

synopsis: Gilfus Venture Partners has announced that they have acquired Adrenna Inc., a provider of innovative learning technologies and immersive content solutions for Education and Workforce including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate, Government, Healthcare, Union, and Associations.
buyer: Gilfus Venture Partners
Gilfus Venture Partners, LLC (GVP) formed by Stephen Gilfus a founder of DC based Blackboard Inc. was created to stimulate and advance the development of internet leveraged ventures. The Group is primarily interested in: Education and eLearning, Social Networking, and Niche/ Boutique Businesses. "
target: Adrenna Inc.
Adrenna is transforming the way organizations approach training, education and learning by providing innovative learning technologies and immersive content solutions for Education and Workforce including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate, Government, Healthcare, Union, and Associations.
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closed 4/11/2013 via

manaba, purchased Sakai Division from rSmart

synopsis: Asahi Net International has acquired rSmart's learning management division, which builds solutions on the open source, community developed Sakai platform. The Sakai platform will become a part of manaba, a cloud-based collaborative learning system provided by Asahi Net International.
buyer parent: ASAHI Net, Inc.
buyer: manaba
manaba is a cloud-based collaborative learning system developed by the Internet service provider ASAHI Net, Inc. It was designed to connect students and teachers, enable students to accumulate learning evidence and elevate learning outcomes through mutual review. "
seller: rSmart
rSmart will helps clients get the most out of Sakai CLE, maximizing system usage and effectiveness with the perfect combination of online and onsite training, plus one-on-one consulting – for all types of users.
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closed 3/23/2013 via Company Press Release

EQT, acquired itslearning

synopsis: EQT has agreed to invest in Norwegian education software group itslearning AS. it's learning AS develops, deploys, supports, and hosts learning platforms and educational software for the education sector.
buyer: EQT (EQT:$561.47)
EQT is a group of leading private equity funds with investments in Northern and Eastern Europe, Asia and the US. Activities focus on buyouts, growth financing and infrastructure. "
target: itslearning
itslearning is a leading international provider of a cloud-based learning management system (LMS). The itslearning LMS helps teachers and students manage the learning process, create multimedia resources, and share work and information online.
price ($mm)
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$28
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announced 10/2/2012 via BusinessWire

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., will acquire Deltak edu

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of content and workflow solutions in areas of scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly research; professional development; and education announced that it has agreed to acquire Deltak.edu, LLC, a privately held Chicago-based leader in higher education and online learning services, for $220 million.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. "
target: Deltak edu
Deltak is where academics and innovation converge. Deltak unites top academic programs with innovative online solutions; assisting academic institutions in expanding the educational experience to students beyond the traditional campus.
price ($mm)
$220
rev ($mm)
$54
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.1x
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Moodlerooms, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired Moodlerooms, a provider of open source online learning solutions to the education industry. Moodlerooms, Inc. provides an online learning platform that solves the instructional, financial, and technology needs for K-12, higher education, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: Moodlerooms, Inc.
Moodlerooms, Inc. provides an online learning platform that solves the instructional, financial, and technology needs for K-12, higher education, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
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closed 3/15/2013 via BNC Analysis

Noodle, acquired Lore, Inc.

synopsis: Noodle has acquired learning management startup, Lore. Formerly known as CourseKit, Lore has been developing a new take on the familiar “course management system” with a gradebook, calendar and document uploader for class assignments, while providing students with “a social network-style newsfeed for classroom conversations".
buyer: Noodle
Noodle is an online recommendation engine and social network for lifelong learning. Users get personalized recommendations for a range of formal and informal education opportunities, from pre-schools to grad schools, from local tutors to study abroad programs, from fine arts to fitness, and more. "
target: Lore, Inc.
Formerly known as CourseKit, Lore has been developing a new take on the familiar “course management system” with a gradebook, calendar and document uploader for class assignments, while providing students with “a social network-style newsfeed for classroom conversations”.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: GIGXR has acquired the Immersive Learning Group from Pearson PLC. The assets acquired comprise Immersive Learning Group's holographic content management platform and suite of applications and its operating business, including the existing base of users, strategic partnerships, and related intellectual property, such as HoloPatient and HoloHuman.
buyer: GigXR, Inc.
GIGXR is a SaaS platform delivering extended reality learning applications for medical and nursing schools, higher education, healthcare, and enterprise globally. GIGXR simplifies complex real-life scenarios, reduces learning costs, and improves outcomes for institutions, enterprises, and students. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
The Pearson Immersive Learning Group’s assets consist of its holographic content management platform, a suite of applications, and operating business, including the existing base of users, strategic partnerships, and related intellectual property, such as HoloPatient and HoloHuman.
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closed 12/6/2017 via PR Newswire

Liaison International, Inc., acquired Time2Track, LLC

synopsis: Liaison International announced that it has acquired Time2Track, the leader in clinical training management. They are best known for tracking behavioral health training hours through an intuitive platform that features online forms, evaluations and supervisor approval systems.
buyer: Liaison International, Inc.
Liaison helps higher education institutions identify, recruit, and enroll best-fit students with improved outreach, application, and enrollment processes. More than 7,000 programs rely on their admissions management and marketing automation software and services to reach prospective students. "
target: Time2Track, LLC
Time2Track is the leader in clinical training management. Time2Track is a web-based software tool that lets users easily track and manage training hours, either as a graduate student or a professional. They also give organizations powerful tools that allow supervisors to approve hours online.
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announced 7/2/2010 via BNC Analysis

Medical Education Technologies, Inc., will acquire Lionis Software LLC

synopsis: METI, the worldwide leader in medical simulation technologies and educational software, announced they are acquiring the intellectual and human assets of Lionis Software, LLC, known for its internationally recognized web-based application, WebSP, an audiovisual and center management system for healthcare education used by leading medical schools.
buyer: Medical Education Technologies, Inc.
Medical Education Technologies, Inc. (METI) engages in engineering, designing, and manufacturing human patient simulators. Its product is designed to simulate bleeding, breathing, talking, blinking, and various other physiological characteristics for various medical emergency scenarios. "
target: Lionis Software LLC
LIONIS was founded in 2002 to provide state-of-the-art web-based applications and services that are easy to use and powerful enough to meet the complex needs of medical education environments.
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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:$1,830.28)
Wiley develops digital education, learning, assessment, and certification solutions to help universities, businesses, and individuals move between education and employment and achieve their ambitions. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals.
price ($mm)
$200
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.9x
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closed 11/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Instructure, acquired Practice XYZ, Inc.

synopsis: Instructure, Inc., a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company in education and learning and performance management, announced it has acquired Practice, an applied video microlearning solution used to sustain continuous learning cultures and drive innovation.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that is focused on improving education. Instructure created Canvas, Gauge, Arc and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. "
target: Practice XYZ, Inc.
Practice is an applied video microlearning solution used to sustain continuous learning cultures and drive innovation. Organizations use Practice to create a scalable means for teams to practice skills and receive feedback through the power of peer-to-peer video assessment and coaching.
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$28
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired NetSpot Pty Ltd

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired NetSpot. NetSpot is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. It helps institutions focus on their core mission by managing their eLearning technology and by licensing world class software.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: NetSpot Pty Ltd
NetSpot is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. It helps institutions focus on their core mission by managing their eLearning technology and by licensing world class software.
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closed 4/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Reverence Capital Partners LLC, acquired Transact Campus Inc

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that the company has completed the sale of its Blackboard Transact business unit to Reverence Capital Partners, LP. Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric.
buyer: Reverence Capital Partners LLC
Reverence Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on thematic investing in leading global, middle-market financial services businesses through control and influence oriented investments. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Transact Campus Inc (ONE:$152.00)
Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric. Transact's open enterprise-class cloud platform enables mission-critical capabilities that translate into superior student and family experiences.
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closed 10/26/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Fronteer Limited

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, announced the acquisition of U.K.-based Fronteer, including its flagship Ally product. Ally is designed to help institutions and instructors make course content more accessible for learners.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Fronteer Limited
Founded in 2014, Fronteer Limited conceptualize, design, build and provide useful and uplifting educational technology products and services. Their product, Ally is designed to help institutions and instructors make course content more accessible for learners.
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closed 8/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Higher One, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., the world's leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, completed its acquisition of Higher One Holdings, Inc. The acquisition will allow for collaboration between CASHNet, the market software leader in secure online payment of tuition and fees, and the Blackboard Transact business line.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One partners with colleges and universities to lower their administrative costs and to improve graduation rates. They provide an array of payment, refund disbursement and data analytics and management tools to institutions that help them save money and enhance institutional effectiveness.
price ($mm)[EV]
$186 [$173]*
rev ($mm)
$161
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
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closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Sequoia Retail Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., the world's leading education technology company, announced the acquisition of Sequoia Retail Systems (Sequoia), a leader in comprehensive point-of-sale (POS) solutions exclusively focused on educational institutions and the students they serve.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Sequoia Retail Systems, Inc.
Sequoia Retail Systems provides transaction-processing solutions to colleges and universities across the country. It has become the leader in providing independent and comprehensive solutions for campus services, including stores, dining, convenience, stadium and auxiliary services.
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closed 12/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blackboard Inc., acquired Blue Canary

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of Blue Canary, a higher education predictive analytics company that helps institutions glean powerful data-driven insights and use them to improve student success. With today's acquisition, Blackboard continues to demonstrate its leadership in educational data analytics.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Blue Canary
Blue Canary provides higher ed data and analytics solutions. Their core competency lies at the intersection of educational data and software engineering. They help institutions unlock the value in data that can be used to promote student success.
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closed 8/13/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Nivel Siete

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of Nivel Siete, a leading Moodle provider operating in Latin America. Nivel Siete offers a variety of learning solutions, hosting, support and consulting services that help organizations succeed in their teaching and learning initiatives.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Nivel Siete
Nivel Siete, only Moodle partner in Colombia offers a variety of services that aim to help organizations succeed in their technology initiatives, especially those that support e-learning for talent management.
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closed 7/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired X-Ray Analytics

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of X-Ray Analytics, a research-based, predictive analytics technology that helps instructors and organizations meet the learning needs of their students. X-Ray Analytics enables instructors can step in when they see a potential area of risk and provide greater support.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: X-Ray Analytics
X-Ray Analytics enables instructors to support learners more efficiently by providing visualizations of past behavior and performances at the course, cross-course and institutional levels.
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closed 4/10/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Remote-Learner UK

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of Remote-Learner UK, a leading provider of open source solutions to the education industry, primarily in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Remote-Learner UK provides hosting, support and consulting services in the United Kingdom, Ireland and other regions around the world.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target parent: Remote-Learner
target: Remote-Learner UK
Remote-Learner UK, a subsidiary of the U.S.-based Remote-Learner.Net, Inc., provides hosting, support and consulting services in the United Kingdom, Ireland and other regions around the world.
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closed 3/20/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Schoolwires, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. has acquired Schoolwires, a leading educational website, hosting and content management providers to K-12 schools and districts. The acquisition of Schoolwires will better position Blackboard to improve the student experience through an unmatched combination of K-12 solutions and services focused on communication and engagement.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target: Schoolwires, Inc.
Schoolwires provides a suite of technology products and related services. Its solutions include an integrated website and content management system, a social learning and networking system, a family of mobile applications and an enterprise technology platform.
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closed 11/13/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired ParentLink

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. has acquired ParentLink, uniting two of the leading providers of K-12 communications. The combination will create a powerful approach to K-12 community engagement intended to increase parent involvement and improve student success. ParentLink gives schools a proven, easy-to-use tool that gets information to the people who need it.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target parent: Parlant Technology, Inc.
target: ParentLink
ParentLink is a system that provides a powerful communication platform to meet the unique needs of a school district. From emergency messaging, to custom messages, language translation, and surveys, ParentLink gives schools a proven, easy-to-use tool that gets information to the people who need it.
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closed 9/25/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Requestec

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. has acquired Requestec, a leading provider of Web-based Real Time Communication (WebRTC) technology. Through WebRTC's open standard protocols, Requestec delivers high quality IP telephony, video conferencing and instant messaging directly within desktop and mobile browsers, eliminating the need for downloads or plugins.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target: Requestec
Requestec has been delivering Video Calling, Conferencing and IVR software development since 2007. They developed Saypage, a Real-Time Collaboration and Communications Platform that embraces open standards surrounding video calling from H.323 and SIP through to Flash, HTML5 and WebRTC.
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closed 8/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired CardSmith

synopsis: Blackboard, the world's leading education technology company that is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models, has acquired CardSmith, the industry's leading cloud provider of campus card solutions and turn-key card program management services.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company that is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They rapidly deploy relevant and meaningful technologies and services to meet the needs of the modern day learner and institutions. "
target: CardSmith
CardSmith's industry-leading, multi-tenant cloud technology enables universities and K-12 schools and districts to deliver a comprehensive student credential solution without requiring software management or physical servers.
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Blackboard Inc., acquired PerceptIS, LLC

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced the acquisition of Perceptis, an industry-leading help desk and student support services provider. PerceptIS currently supports over 1,200,000 end users with technical help desk services.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: PerceptIS, LLC
PerceptIS is a privately held Cleveland based firm providing help desk, call center and information technology services to the higher education, non-for-profit and commercial markets.
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closed 1/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired MyEdu

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., announced the acquisition of MyEdu, a provider of a popular technology platform that helps college students create an academic roadmap tailored to their academic and career goals and build their first "professional profile" to connect to jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: MyEdu
MyEdu is the definitive online source to increase success and save money in college. MyEdu helps students to create a personalized graduation plan and make informed decisions about their courses, schedule, professors and major.
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Moodlerooms, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired Moodlerooms, a provider of open source online learning solutions to the education industry. Moodlerooms, Inc. provides an online learning platform that solves the instructional, financial, and technology needs for K-12, higher education, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: Moodlerooms, Inc.
Moodlerooms, Inc. provides an online learning platform that solves the instructional, financial, and technology needs for K-12, higher education, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired NetSpot Pty Ltd

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired NetSpot. NetSpot is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. It helps institutions focus on their core mission by managing their eLearning technology and by licensing world class software.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: NetSpot Pty Ltd
NetSpot is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. It helps institutions focus on their core mission by managing their eLearning technology and by licensing world class software.
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closed 11/9/2011 via Company Press Release

Blackboard Inc., acquired CerBibo Corporation

synopsis: Blackboard has made a major investment to support online learning in China, by acquiring full ownership of CerBibo, a company that has brought its online learning solution to hundreds of institutions in China. The move enhances the company’s ability to make deeper investments to support greater use of online learning.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: CerBibo Corporation
CerBibo dedicates itself to provide leading E-learning service to educational market in China. CerBibo provides E-learning software series and a full-fledged set of highly scalable solutions to various kinds of schools and educational training institutions.
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closed 10/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Edline LLC merged with Blackboard Inc.,

synopsis: Education software company Blackboard Inc. has bought Edline Holdings Inc., a learning management software company. Edline offers its flagship product "learning community management system," which provides content management such as Web design, editing, permissions, templates, and also learning management tools.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target parent: Archipelago Learning, Inc.
target: Edline LLC
Edline is the K12 Web site/portal solution that enables secure parent access to grades, attendance, homework, and other private information. Edline generates teacher web pages, provides group calendaring, virtual file storage, and parental email alerts as part of their web communication platform.
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closed 10/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Providence Equity Partners, acquired Blackboard Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition by an investor group led by affiliates of Providence Equity Partners. Blackboard is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, information services and education companies around the world. "
target: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,585 [$1,712]
rev ($mm)
$481
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$79
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22.3x
closed 2/4/2011 via BNC Analysis

Blackboard Inc., acquired iStrategy Solutions

synopsis: iStrategy Solutions and Blackboard have decided to join forces. iStrategy provides information technology solutions in the areas of business intelligence, analytical business processes, and financial systems. It offers business intelligence, data warehousing, analytic applications, budgeting and planning, and management reporting solutions.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: iStrategy Solutions
iStrategy Solutions provides information technology solutions in the areas of business intelligence, analytical business processes, and financial systems. It offers business intelligence, data warehousing, analytic applications, budgeting and planning, and management reporting solutions.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired NetSpot Pty Ltd

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired NetSpot. NetSpot is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. It helps institutions focus on their core mission by managing their eLearning technology and by licensing world class software.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: NetSpot Pty Ltd
NetSpot is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. It helps institutions focus on their core mission by managing their eLearning technology and by licensing world class software.
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closed 12/18/2019 via AP - Associated Press

The Source for Learning, Inc., acquired MashPlant

synopsis: The Source for Learning, the nation’s most established online creator, compiler, and curator of free learning assets, has acquired MashPlant, the only social learning platform that allows students to create, collaborate, learn, and share classroom projects in any digital media format in a certified safe, COPPA-compliant environment.
buyer: The Source for Learning, Inc.
The Source for Learning is the nation’s most established online creator, compiler, and curator of free learning assets. For almost 40 years, they've been building a loyal following of teachers—from novices to classroom veterans—giving them a new perspective on how to teach what they teach. "
target parent: Big Things Inc.
target: MashPlant
MashPlant is the only social learning platform that allows students to create, collaborate, learn, and share classroom projects in any digital media format in a certified safe, COPPA-compliant environment.
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

StepStone GmbH, acquired Studydrive

synopsis: StepStone, a leading online job portal in Europe has acquired Studydrive. Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that connects over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The platform enables students to share their learning materials and connect them with jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
StepStone is one of the leading online job portals in Europe. Companies can find qualified specialists and executives through their site in a number of European countries. They have millions of visitors per month in Germany alone and is thus one of the most frequented online job portals in Germany. "
target: Studydrive
Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that allows over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to share their learning materials and lecture notes. They also connect students to jobs and internships once they've finished with their studies.
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closed 1/3/2019 via PR Newswire

Centre Lane Partners, LLC, acquired Turning Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Centre Lane Partners, a private equity firm focused on making investments in North American middle market companies, has acquired Turning Technologies, the global leader for learning, engagement and assessment solutions.
buyer: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
Centre Lane Partners is a private equity firm focused on making investments in North American middle market companies. Centre Lane targets companies with revenues between $20 and $500 million that have leading market positions and sustainable competitive advantages in their respective niches. "
target parent: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
target: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies is the global leader for learning, engagement and assessment solutions. Today, over 20 million response solutions have been delivered to K-12 schools, universities, businesses and government agencies worldwide.
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closed 9/6/2018 via BusinessWire

Carnegie Learning, Inc. merged with New Mountain Learning,

synopsis: CIP Capital has completed an investment in Carnegie Learning, a leading provider of innovative, research-proven math products and services, and will be merging it with New Mountain Learning (NML), a leading provider of literacy, language and digital competency skills to create a comprehensive, dynamic, and progressive learning technology company.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: New Mountain Learning
New Mountain Learning is an education company that accelerates student, educator, and institutional success. Their “formula” for effective learning is simple—provide learning solutions that drive student achievement and improve educator effectiveness. "
target: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning is a transformational math education company focused on delivering better math learning to all teachers and students.
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closed 9/3/2018 via BusinessWire

VitalSource Technologies LLC, acquired Acrobatiq

synopsis: Leading digital content provider VitalSource Technologies LLC has acquired the assets of learning and data analytics platform Acrobatiq, Inc. Acrobatiq's adaptive learning platform, content library, and professional services enable partners to create, deliver, and continuously improve outcomes-based learning experiences.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: VitalSource Technologies LLC
VitalSource Technologies LLC, part of Ingram Content Group LLC, is improving the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable content. VitalSource helps over 1,000 educational content providers create seamless interactive learning experiences. "
target: Acrobatiq
Acrobatiq is a learning optimization platform built from Carnegie Mellon University’s strengths in learning and data science. Their adaptive learning platform, content library, and professional services enable partners to create, deliver, and continuously improve outcomes-based learning experiences.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BusinessWire

ECS Learning Systems, Inc., acquired PrepWorks

synopsis: Asteria Education, Inc., DBA ECS Learning Systems, the leading Integrated Standards Prep™ company and developer of STAAR MASTER, announced the acquisition of Miami-based PREPWORKS, a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning.
buyer parent: Asteria Education, Inc.
buyer: ECS Learning Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®. From the beginning, their company mission has been to create quality, innovative K-12 resources that make teaching easier. "
target: PrepWorks
PREPWORKS is a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning. With a combination of intelligent software, courseware, and reporting, Prepworks is disrupting student achievement in secondary school and higher education to promote college and career readiness.
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closed 7/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired Renaissance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renaissance, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, announced that Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused global private equity firm, has acquired Renaissance from Hellman & Friedman, a leading private equity investment firm.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Since its launch, Francisco Partners has become one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance® is a leader in pre-K-12 learning analytics, enabling educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance's solutions facilitate the ability to analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students.
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closed 2/26/2018 via PR Newswire

Agile Group, acquired LightSail Education

synopsis: LightSail Education announced that it has been acquired by Agile Group, a technology firm focused on education platforms. LightSail's adaptive platform provides each student with a customized and dynamic library tailored to their individual reading level while providing educators with insightful data to guide their students to success.
buyer: Agile Group
Agile Group is a technology firm focused on education platforms. Agile Group invests in high quality Antares content for students and schools. "
target: LightSail Education
LightSail is the adaptive reading platform that helps students and school districts exceed their literacy goals. LightSail students get access to personalized libraries filled with thousands of engaging, just-right texts to choose from. LightSail teachers get data about student reading behavior.
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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 8/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Sapix Yozemi Group, acquired Best Teacher

synopsis: Sapix Yozemi Group has acquired Best Teacher. Best Teacher provides English conversation lesson services on the Web. It offers a website for Japanese students to create online text books with the help of teachers and work with English speakers to improve pronounciation.
buyer: Sapix Yozemi Group
Sapix Yozemi Group is a holding company for various education service businesses. Their primary holdings are in K-12 businesses in Japan. "
target: Best Teacher
Best Teacher, Inc. provides english conversation lesson service on the Web. It offers a stage for Japanese students to create their unique online text books with the help of teachers; and students can improve their pronunciation using voice recorders online.
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announced 5/25/2016 via BusinessWire

China Chuanglian Education, will acquire Chuanglian Xinghui

synopsis: China Chuanglian Education Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into a share transfer agreement to acquire an additional 50% equity interest in Shenzhen Chuanglian Xinghui Technology Company, a company engaging in online education development through its website ijiaoyin.com.
buyer: China Chuanglian Education (SEHK:2371:$14.79)
China Chuanglian Education is engaged in the online education business and internet advertisement industry in the PRC. The Group owns cross-media platform that facilitates online training, smart management of online education and exchange of education resources. "
target: Chuanglian Xinghui
Chuanglian Xinghui is a new and developing internet technology company engaging in online education development, and operates the ijiaoyin.com. It is an education system that operates across three major information media in computers, mobile phones and televisions.
price ($mm)
$0.76*
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closed 2/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Toppr, acquired Manch

synopsis: Mumbai-based online test preparation startup Toppr has announced its acquisition of Manch. Founded in late-2013 by IIT-Bombay graduates, Rajshekhar Ratrey, Aadil Shah and Vikas Verma, Manch offers its services in test preparation, corporate training and to schools and colleges.
buyer: Toppr
Toppr is a test preparation platform for engineering, medical and secondary schools students. The platform covers exams such as IIT JEE and BITSAT in engineering; NEET, AIIMS, AIPMT, AFMC, MT-CET and EAMCET in medical; and NTSE, NSO, NSTSE and KVPY, among others in the secondary school level. "
target: Manch
Manch is an effective knowledge delivery platform which enables an individual to obtain competence using the platforms’ in-built analytics and recommendations.
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closed 2/10/2016 via PR Web

Fulcrum Labs, acquired Adapt Courseware, LLC.

synopsis: Los Angeles-based Fulcrum Labs has acquired online learning innovator Adapt Courseware. Adapt Courseware delivers a modern approach to antiquated textbooks through its adaptive learning repository of award winning multimedia interactives, videos, and assessments.
buyer: Fulcrum Labs
Founded in 2014, Fulcrum Labs is a full-service learning and development agency for organizations tired of DIY instructional tools and death by PowerPoint, which has been synonymous with e-learning and classroom training. "
target: Adapt Courseware, LLC.
Adapt Courseware delivers a modern approach to antiquated textbooks through its adaptive learning repository of award winning multimedia interactives, videos, and assessments. Its powerful, competency-based content aggregation and delivery toolset integrates with a school's LMS.
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closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

TI Digital Solutions, acquired Alfabook

synopsis: Telecom Italia's ICT subsidiary TI Digital Solutions has announced the acquisition of Italian digital publisher Alfabook. Alfabook creates software solutions based on semantic technologies within the context of general, educational and professional publishing.
buyer parent: Telecom Italia
buyer: TI Digital Solutions
TI Digital Solutions brings in the leadership and experience acquired by the Telecom Italia Group and applies it to every aspect of digital innovation such as M2M and IOT solutions, Digital Multi-channel CRM solutions, Cloud Computing Business Intelligence and Social Reputation solutions. "
target: Alfabook
Alfabook creates software solutions based on semantic technologies within the context of general, educational and professional publishing. Alfabook helps publishing companies, businesses and institutions transform the eBook into a viable alternative to the printed book.
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closed 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:$54.82)
Quadrant 4 is a Vertical Cloud Platform company offering state-of-the-art PaaS solutions in Healthcare, Media and Retail. Their highly scalable vertical cloud platforms coupled with their Global Professional Services organization provides clients with a competitive advantage in the marketplace. "
target: Brainchild, Inc.
Brainchild has established a strong track record of helping thousands of schools make AYP and win awards for dramatic increases in scores on state tests. Brainchild makes tools to engage all students. Struggling students have a variety of learning styles and disabilities.
price ($mm)
$1.62
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closed 2/4/2015 via PR Web

eLearning Innovation, LLC, acquired aelearn

synopsis: eLearning Innovation, LLC, a provider of instructional design services is pleased to announce the acquisition of their long-term partner, Advanced E-learning Solutions (aelearn). aelearn provides customized E-Learning solutions for a variety of organizations (small businesses, higher- and continuing-education, non-profits, and the corporate world).
buyer: eLearning Innovation, LLC
eLearning Innovation, LLC, provides instructional design services to higher ed, K-12, corporate, government, and non-profit organizations. Specializing in experiential learning, eLearning Innovation creates active learning environments that inspire and educate. "
target: aelearn
Advanced E-Learning Solutions, Inc. (aelearn), a minority-owned business, is a premier E-Learning solutions provider. The aelearn team provides customized E-Learning solutions for a variety of organizations (small businesses, higher- and continuing-education, non-profits, and the corporate world).
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closed 4/10/2014 via Market Wire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Renaissance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renaissance Learning, a leading provider of online assessments and data-powered teaching and learning solutions, announced that Hellman & Friedman, the San Francisco-based private equity investment firm, has successfully completed its acquisition of Renaissance from the Permira funds.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Hellman & Friedman LLC is a leading private equity investment firm that focuses on investing in superior business franchises and serving as a partner to management in select industries including software, internet & digital media, business & marketing services, financial services and healthcare. "
target parent: Permira
target: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning is a leader of K12 assessment and learning analytics with a presence in more than a third of U.S. schools and 60 countries around the world. Renaissance Learning enables educators to deliver highly differentiated and timely instruction.
price ($mm)
$1,100
rev ($mm)
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closed 2/6/2014 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Area9

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education announced that it has acquired Area9 Aps, an adaptive learning company that develops technologies that fix the gaps in helping people learn with the goal of finding a better way of delivering training and education.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. "
target: Area9
Area9 develops technologies that fix the gaps in helping people learn with the goal of finding a better way of delivering training and education. Area9's software technologies help content providers develop personalized educational and training solutions.
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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:$70,386.00)
Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. "
target: Kno Inc
Kno, Inc. is an education software company on a mission to "Change The Way Students Learn." They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
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2019
rev ($mm)
$22.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.02
EBIT ($mm)
($0.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
160
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Ticker: OM:SUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Surgical Science
Surgical Science is a Swedish supplier of virtual reality simulators for medical training. Their training systems for laparoscopy and endoscopy are used by medical training centers and institutes worldwide for practice, validation and certification of students, surgeons, and medical doctors.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.20
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.18)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.46)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
20
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Ticker: OTCPK:UMEW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
UMeWorld Limited
UMeWorld Limited
UMeLook is an online video platform focused on bringing foreign video content to China. UMeLook is deployed through a sophisticated CDN (Content Delivery Network) with broad coverage throughout mainland China.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$0.01
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.91)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.92)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
16
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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Ticker: OTCPK:SCIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Learning Corporation
Scientific Learning Corporation
Scientific Learning Corp. is a leading SaaS service provider that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies that have been research-validated by over 250 studies, including those from Stanford, MIT, and Harvard Universities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$17.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.36
EBIT ($mm)
$1.01
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
121
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Ticker: CA:BRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brighter Minds Media, LLC
Brighter Minds Media is a publisher of online and multimedia materials for the whole family with a focus on creating a wholesome online environment for children and the family.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$6.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.18)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: AXLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axiologix
Axiologix
Axiologix is an International Technology and Services Organization focused on delivering Cloud-based Products and Services. It is creating a nationwide Service Provider of Voice, Data and Cloud services to small and medium size businesses primarily in the United States.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$9,914.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: AXLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axiologix
Axiologix
Axiologix is an International Technology and Services Organization focused on delivering Cloud-based Products and Services. It is creating a nationwide Service Provider of Voice, Data and Cloud services to small and medium size businesses primarily in the United States.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$9,914.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: GB:RM.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RM plc
RM plc
RM is a UK company, focused on supporting teachers to teach and learners to learn. It provides innovative products from classroom resources, through school technologies to systems for marking exams and delivering school performance data.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$277.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.28
EBIT ($mm)
$32.36
Net Income ($mm)
$21.25
Employees
1760
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Ticker: BSE:532696
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp is the largest Education Company in India and the only company spread across the entire education ecosystem. From schools to skills; over last two decades Educomp group has empowered over 30 million learners and educators across over 65,000 schools to think and create a better future.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$79.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($14.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10927
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Ticker: OTCPK:SCIL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scientific Learning Corporation
Scientific Learning Corporation
Scientific Learning Corp. is a leading SaaS service provider that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies that have been research-validated by over 250 studies, including those from Stanford, MIT, and Harvard Universities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$17.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.36
EBIT ($mm)
$1.01
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
121
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Ticker: VCMP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VCampus Corporation
VCampus Corporation
VCampus develops training programs and educational courseware for business, government, and academic customers. Using its e-Learning system, VCampus offers training from a catalog of more than 5,000 online courses ranging in subject matter from accounting to information technology to compliance.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$7.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.89)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
53
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Ticker: CA:BRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brighter Minds Media, LLC
Brighter Minds Media is a publisher of online and multimedia materials for the whole family with a focus on creating a wholesome online environment for children and the family.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$6.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.18)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: PCSV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. is a developer of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education products for preschool through college students.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2.94
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
19
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Ticker: TWOU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2U, Inc.
2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with top-tier universities to deliver rigorous, selective graduate degree and undergraduate for-credit programs online.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$411.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($13.76)
EBIT ($mm)
($46.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2626
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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Ticker: JP:3834
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc. is a major Internet service provider based in Japan and is operated by ASAHI Net, Inc., a public company founded on April 2, 1990. ASAHI Net, Inc. has been listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange since December 2007.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$80.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.62
EBIT ($mm)
$19.59
Net Income ($mm)
$11.63
Employees
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Ticker: INST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Instructure
Instructure is a technology company that is focused on improving education. Instructure created Canvas, Gauge, Arc and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$245.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($59.16)
EBIT ($mm)
($70.87)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1413
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Ticker: OTCPK:SGLD.F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shoal Games
Shoal Games
Shoal Games is the owner of the "Rooplay" EdTech games platform. Their pioneered curated games platform brings calm, structure and accountability for children and parents in the digital world. Using a subscription model, their active learning games are designed to inspire children to success.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.75)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3933
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHIeru Co., Ltd.
CHIeru Co., Ltd.
One of CHIeru's primary goals is producing ICT environments for teaching & learning in schools. They provide software & system products reflecting new teaching methods in lecture fields such as learning management systems, e-learning systems, class support/CALL systems for active learning, etc.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$18.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.46
EBIT ($mm)
$0.72
Net Income ($mm)
$0.09
Employees
89
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Ticker: OM:SUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Surgical Science
Surgical Science is a Swedish supplier of virtual reality simulators for medical training. Their training systems for laparoscopy and endoscopy are used by medical training centers and institutes worldwide for practice, validation and certification of students, surgeons, and medical doctors.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.20
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.18)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.46)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
20
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Ticker: OTCNO:KAHOOT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kahoot!
Kahoot!
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform in Norway. Kahoot! makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages. Kahoot! is used in a multitude of settings, including K-12 and university classrooms, corporate offices, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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