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closed 6/28/2012 via Reuters

Malmberg, acquired Bureau ICE

synopsis: Educational publisher Malmberg, part of Sanoma Learning has acquired and closed the acquisition of the testing and examination company Bureau ICE. Bureau ICE produces tests and exams for secondary and vocational education in the Netherlands. The acquisition is in line with Sanoma's strategy to focus on learning.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Malmberg
Malmberg is a leading educational publisher in the Netherlands and was founded in 1885. Malmberg publishes mixed media learning systems and educational tools for primary, secondary and vocational schools in the Dutch market. "
target: Bureau ICE
Bureau ICE is a testing and examination company. Bureau ICE produces tests and exams for secondary and vocational education in the Netherlands.
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closed 10/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired WiFiStudy

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired WiFiStudy, an online education and examination portal for students and job seekers in India. WiFiStudy provides online exam preparation material and sample tests for all major competitive exams. Their material covers SSC, banking, state police, railway, civil services and defence.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform. Unacademy offers over 2,400 online video lessons and specialized courses. The platform provides lessons and courses for test preparation, language, programming, job preparation, CBSE, engineering, Indian history, world history and more. "
target: WiFiStudy
Founded in 2013, WiFiStudy is an online education and examination portal for students and job seekers in India. WiFiStudy provides online exam preparation material and sample tests for all major competitive exams. Their material covers SSC, banking, state police, railway, civil services and defence.
price ($mm)
$10
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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 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 3/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Aksia Group SGR, acquired Alpha Test Srl

synopsis: Independent private equity firm Aksìa Group has acquired 70 per cent of Alpha Test, a Milan-based professional education company, specialising in books and courses for preparation for university admission tests.
buyer: Aksia Group SGR
Aksìa Group SGR S.p.A. is an asset management company specialized in private equity investments in mature and healthy companies. "
target: Alpha Test Srl
Alpha Test is a Milan-based professional education company, specialising in books and courses for preparation at university admission tests.
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closed 3/31/2017 via PR Newswire

ST Unitas Co. Ltd., acquired The Princeton Review

synopsis: Match Group announced that it has completed its previously announced sale of all of its Non-dating business, which operates under the umbrella of The Princeton Review, to ST Unitas, a global education technology company. The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company.
buyer: ST Unitas Co. Ltd.
ST Unitas started in 2010 as an EduTech company with only 4 employees. ST Unitas provides effective learning contents and programs to assist preparation for university entrance exams or job searching to achieve people’s goals quicker. "
target parent: IAC
target: The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. It helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors.
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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 5/21/2012 via

Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, acquired Princeton Review Higher Education Readiness

synopsis: In May 2012, Charlesbank purchased The Princeton Review with significant coinvestment from the management team. The Princeton Review is a leading provider of test preparation courses and materials for prospective undergraduate and graduate students.
buyer: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity investment firm managing more than $2 billion of capital. Charlesbank focuses on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings, typically investing $50 million to $150 million per transaction. "
target parent: Princeton Review Inc.
target: Princeton Review Higher Education Readiness
The Princeton Review Higher Education Readiness Division is a division of The Princeton Review, Inc. The Division has a leading share of test preparation books in the US and is known for its in-person and online test preparation courses, delivered through a network of over 5,000 teachers and tutors.
price ($mm)
$32
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closed 8/10/2011 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired Stark Verlag

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, has announced the acquisition of Stark Holding (“Stark”) from Syntegra Capital. Stark is a leading provider of education materials including test preparation resources for pupils and teachers. The company is widely recognised for its high quality products, particularly in Maths, German and English.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,257.68)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target parent: Syntegra Capital
target: Stark Verlag
Stark is a leading provider of education materials including test preparation resources for pupils and teachers. The company is widely recognised for its high quality products, particularly in Maths, German and English.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$28
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 5/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Perfection Learning Corporation, acquired AMSCO School Publications, Inc.

synopsis: AMSCO School Publications has sold certain assets to Perfection Learning, a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials. In its 78 year history, AMSCO has served major school districts with its quality supplemental instructional materials that not only provided customer value but also assisted students in passing their exams.
buyer: Perfection Learning Corporation
Perfection Learning is a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials for grades K-12. Perfection Learning provides high-quality, innovative curriculum solutions to K-12 schools across the country and internationally. "
target: AMSCO School Publications, Inc.
AMSCO provides high quality, inexpensive textbooks and support materials to the educational community. Their course texts, review, and test prep books reflect national and state standards for curriculum and assessment.
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announced 11/14/2012 via PR Web

Bell Curves LLC, will acquire Acceptional, Inc.

synopsis: Bell Curves, LLC, a privately held test preparation company based in New York City, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets of Acceptional, Inc, a provider of college admissions essay writing resources.
buyer: Bell Curves LLC
Bell Curves is a socially responsible test prep and educational services company based in New York City. Since its inception, it has developed a diverse clientele comprised of non-profit organizations, educational institutions, young professionals, and college and graduate school-bound students. "
target: Acceptional, Inc.
Acceptional, Inc. provides college admissions essay writing resources. A student at one of Acceptional's target schools uploads the personal statement or college admission essay that got her into college. Every time someone reads that sample college essay, the author gets paid.
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announced 6/30/2015 via PR Newswire

Data Recognition Corporation, will acquire CTB/McGraw-Hill

synopsis: Data Recognition Corporation (DRC), a leading provider of educational assessment services, announced it has agreed to acquire key assets of the CTB assessment business of McGraw-Hill Education. CTB/McGraw-Hill is a leader in testing with recognized products for online interim and formative, adult, and language proficiency assessment.
buyer: Data Recognition Corporation
Data Recognition Corporation provides full-service educational testing and assessment programs, large-scale survey research and data collection, and comprehensive digital and mailing document solutions. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: CTB/McGraw-Hill
CTB/McGraw-Hill has over an 85-year record of excellence in assessment, and serves more than 18 million students in all 50 states and 49 countries. CTB/McGraw-Hill is a leader in testing with recognized products for online interim and formative, adult, and language proficiency assessment.
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closed 2/28/2018 via BusinessWire

Asteria Education, Inc., acquired ECS Learning Systems, Inc.

synopsis: ECS Learning Systems, a leading integrated test prep company in Texas, announced Asteria Education, Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of ECS Learning Systems, Inc. ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®.
buyer: Asteria Education, Inc.
The mission of Asteria Education, Inc. is to provide affordable high quality learning solutions to help all students achieve academic success. Asteria was created in 2017 and is actively pursuing acquisition opportunities in the education space. "
target: 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.
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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 9/4/2006 via BNC Analysis

Huveaux plc, acquired Letts Educational Limited

synopsis: Granada Learning has announced the sale of its market-leading revision publishing divisions, Letts Educational Limited and Leckie & Leckie Limited, to Huveaux PLC, the publishing and media group.
buyer: Huveaux plc (GB:DODS.GB:$26.72)
Huveaux was formed with the objective of building a substantial, high-quality publishing and media group. It is now twenty fold the size when it first listed on AIM. The Group consists of the Political, Learning and Healthcare Divisions, each of which has strong brands and market-leading positions. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Letts Educational Limited
Letts and Lonsdale publish accessible and manageable revision guides and other revision resources for pupils preparing for tests and exams.
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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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announced 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

Alpine Investors, LP, will purchase Riverside Clinical and Standardized Testing from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

synopsis: Alpine Investors, a software and services focused private equity firm, is to acquire the Riverside Clinical and Standardized Testing Portfolio of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This portfolio includes, among others, the well-regarded brands Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT), Iowa Assessments, Woodcock Johnson, and Battelle Developmental Inventory (BDI).
buyer: Alpine Investors, LP
Alpine Investors is a software and services focused private equity firm that differentiates itself through its PeopleFirst strategy. It’s PeopleFirst strategy includes a CEO-in-Residence (CIR) program, where Alpine partners with CEOs first and places them into companies as part of the transaction. "
seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
The acquisition includes the Riverside Clinical and Standardized Testing Portfolio of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This portfolio includes, among others, the well-regarded brands Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT), Iowa Assessments, Woodcock Johnson, and Battelle Developmental Inventory (BDI).
price ($mm)
$140
rev ($mm)
$80
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.8x
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closed 4/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired PrepU

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired the adaptive learning technology that powers the PrepU quizzing tool for nursing and medical education. PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PrepU
PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences. The company offers test prep for college biology, nursing, and medical concentrations.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Careers360, acquired EntranceCorner.com

synopsis: Delhi-based Pathfinder Publishing Pvt Ltd, the company behind Careers360, a career information portal for students, has acquired Delhi-based EntranceCorner.com. EntranceCorner, owned by Edukriti Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd, offers counselling, collaboration, resources and information on career options to students.
buyer: Careers360
Careers360 is a data-enabled and technology-driven Educational Products and Services Company. Careers360 seamlessly integrates millions of student and institutional data points to build sophisticated Prediction and Recommendation products for students to explore and achieve career plans. "
target: EntranceCorner.com
EntranceCorner.com started in April 2009, enables students to build an informed career through an integrated and seamless platform that offers Counselling, Collaboration, Resources and Information at different phases of student lifecycle.
price ($mm)
$1.00
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Varsity Tutors, acquired Veritas Prep

synopsis: Varsity Tutors, the online learning platform that launched in 2007, has announced the acquisition of Veritas Prep. Veritas Prep launched in 2002 with a suite of test prep courses. Over the years, Veritas built out its online live classes as well as a business around admissions consulting.
buyer: Varsity Tutors
Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students and professionals with personalized instruction to achieve any goal. To date, students have accessed more than two million hours of live instruction on the platform. "
target: Veritas Prep
Veritas Prep launched in 2002 with a suite of test prep courses. Over the years, Veritas built out its online live classes as well as a business around admissions consulting. Veritas Prep is a GMAT preparation center for students.
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closed 6/28/2012 via Reuters

Malmberg, acquired Bureau ICE

synopsis: Educational publisher Malmberg, part of Sanoma Learning has acquired and closed the acquisition of the testing and examination company Bureau ICE. Bureau ICE produces tests and exams for secondary and vocational education in the Netherlands. The acquisition is in line with Sanoma's strategy to focus on learning.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Malmberg
Malmberg is a leading educational publisher in the Netherlands and was founded in 1885. Malmberg publishes mixed media learning systems and educational tools for primary, secondary and vocational schools in the Dutch market. "
target: Bureau ICE
Bureau ICE is a testing and examination company. Bureau ICE produces tests and exams for secondary and vocational education in the Netherlands.
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closed 6/28/2012 via Reuters

Malmberg, acquired Bureau ICE

synopsis: Educational publisher Malmberg, part of Sanoma Learning has acquired and closed the acquisition of the testing and examination company Bureau ICE. Bureau ICE produces tests and exams for secondary and vocational education in the Netherlands. The acquisition is in line with Sanoma's strategy to focus on learning.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Malmberg
Malmberg is a leading educational publisher in the Netherlands and was founded in 1885. Malmberg publishes mixed media learning systems and educational tools for primary, secondary and vocational schools in the Dutch market. "
target: Bureau ICE
Bureau ICE is a testing and examination company. Bureau ICE produces tests and exams for secondary and vocational education in the Netherlands.
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closed 6/28/2012 via Reuters

Malmberg, acquired Bureau ICE

synopsis: Educational publisher Malmberg, part of Sanoma Learning has acquired and closed the acquisition of the testing and examination company Bureau ICE. Bureau ICE produces tests and exams for secondary and vocational education in the Netherlands. The acquisition is in line with Sanoma's strategy to focus on learning.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Malmberg
Malmberg is a leading educational publisher in the Netherlands and was founded in 1885. Malmberg publishes mixed media learning systems and educational tools for primary, secondary and vocational schools in the Dutch market. "
target: Bureau ICE
Bureau ICE is a testing and examination company. Bureau ICE produces tests and exams for secondary and vocational education in the Netherlands.
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closed 10/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Cambium Learning Group merged with Veritas Capital Partners,

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational technology solutions company committed to helping all students reach their full potential, announced that it has completed its previously announced sale to certain affiliates of Veritas Capital, a leading private equity investment firm.
buyer: Veritas Capital Partners
Veritas Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Cambium Learning Group (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group, Inc. is an award-winning educational technology solutions leader dedicated to helping all students reach their potential through individualized and differentiated instruction.
price ($mm)[EV]
$686 [$703]
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$161
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
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4.5x
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24.4x
closed 8/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bayard USA, acquired Peter Li, Inc.

synopsis: Peter Li Inc. of Dayton has been acquired by Bayard Inc. Peter Li, Inc. is a national educational publishing and media company exclusively serving the K-12 and higher education market. Its two divisions include the Peter Li Education Group, College Planning & Management, School Planning & Management, and Today's Catholic Teacher.
buyer parent: Bayard Presse
buyer: Bayard USA
Bayard is present in the US in the publishing industry mainly through the trademark Twenty-Third. This trademark is extremely strong among American parishes. Its catalogue includes all facets of the pastoral and provides tools to those who want to understand and develop their faith. "
target: Peter Li, Inc.
Peter Li, Inc. is a national educational publishing and media company exclusively serving the K-12 and higher education market. Its two divisions include the Peter Li Education Group, College Planning & Management, School Planning & Management, and Today's Catholic Teacher.
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announced 7/22/2010 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, will purchase Learning Systems Business from Sistema Educacional Brasileiro

synopsis: Pearson PLC, an education company, and Sistema Educacional Brasileiro, a Brazilian education company, announced a strategic partnership to develop educational products and services for the fast-growing Brazilian education market. Under the terms of the agreement, Pearson will acquire SEB's school learning systems business.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,257.68)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
seller: Sistema Educacional Brasileiro
Sistema Educacional Brasileiro's learnings systems include curriculum design, teacher support and training, print and digital materials, technology and assessment services.
price ($mm)
$286
rev ($mm)
$246
EBITDA ($mm)
$31
EV / rev
1.2x
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9.1x
closed 3/19/2010 via BNC Analysis

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, acquired Letts and Londsdale

synopsis: Huveaux Plc. confirmed that it has completed the sale to Harper Collins Publishers Limited of the entire share capital of Letts Educational Limited and Leckie & Leckie Limited and of the business and assets of Lonsdale or together the "Education Division" for a cash consideration of £10.0 million.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world’s leading English-language publishers. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children’s books, cookbooks, and mystery, romance, reference, religious, and spiritual books. "
target parent: Huveaux plc
target: Letts and Londsdale
Letts and Lonsdale publish accessible and manageable revision guides and other revision resources for pupils preparing for tests and exams.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.6x
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2.9x
closed 12/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Voyager Learning Company merged with Cambium Learning,

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., announced it has completed the merger of Cambium Learning, Inc., a company serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, and Voyager Learning Company, a provider of educational solutions.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials. "
target: Voyager Learning Company
Voyager Learning Company is a leading provider of K-12 curriculum products, in-school core reading programs, reading and math intervention programs, and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States.
price ($mm)
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$102
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announced 1/31/2007 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, will acquire Cambium Learning

synopsis: Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading private equity investor announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Cambium Learning, Inc., a leading education company that provides intervention solutions for literacy and mathematics. Terms of the purchase from J.H.Whitney & Co. were not disclosed.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target parent: Whitney & Co. LLC
target: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials.
price ($mm)
$325
rev ($mm)
$100
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3.3x
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closed 8/7/2011 via PR Web

Alphabest Education, Inc., acquired School-Age Notes

synopsis: AlphaBEST Education, Inc., a leader in after-school programming, announced it has completed the acquisition of School-Age NOTES, a publisher of timely and innovative resources for after-school professionals. With this acquisition, AlphaBEST Education is expanding its commitment to serve the after-school field.
buyer: Alphabest Education, Inc.
AlphaBEST Education, Inc. designs and operates academically focused extended day programs that offer opportunities for elementary school students to learn, develop, explore, and have fun beyond the normal school day in a safe, educational environment. "
target: School-Age Notes
School-Age Notes is a publisher and vendor of resources for those that care for children. It publishes and sells resources in a variety of formats on different topics. It also publishes a newsletter for afterschool professionals.
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closed 1/17/2017 via PR Newswire

Lightswitch Learning, acquired Scobre Press

synopsis: Lightswitch Learning, a national K-12 publisher and sales organization, has acquired high-interest educational publisher, Scobre Press. A publisher of high-interest fiction and nonfiction devoted to serving striving readers, Scobre Press has a catalog of more than 100 fiction and nonfiction titles that students have enjoyed for over 15 years.
buyer parent: Sussman Sales Company
buyer: Lightswitch Learning
Lightswitch Learning is a national K-12 sales organization that provides schools, teachers, parents, and students with resources on family engagement, social-emotional learning, career exploration and much more. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York City, New York. "
target: Scobre Press
Scobre’s library consists of over 100 fiction and nonfiction titles, each available on two reading levels. Scobre has sold hundreds of thousands of its books to elementary, middle, and high schools across the country. Scobre Press Corporation was founded in 1999 and is based in Seattle, WA.
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Isabella Products, Inc., acquired StarWalk Kids Media LLC

synopsis: Isabella Products, Inc., the developer of the Fable tablet with insights from children, parents and teachers, announced that it has acquired StarWalk Kids Media LLC, a leading publisher and distributor of exclusive, high-quality eBooks delivered through its content platform and award-winning StarWalk Reader™.
buyer: Isabella Products, Inc.
Isabella developed the Fable tablet with insights from children, parents, and teachers in conjunction with its school and non-profit pilot programs. Fable's interface gives a child the freedom to explore, learn, play, create, and safely share within their own private network, managed by an adult. "
target parent: Seymour Science, LLC
target: StarWalk Kids Media LLC
StarWalk Kids Media is a leading digital learning company, setting new standards in EdTech software and the creation and delivery of narrated children's eBooks in the U.S. and abroad. The cloud-based StarWalk Reader™ and content delivery platform offer schools and libraries access to preK-8 eBooks.
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closed 5/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Perfection Learning Corporation, acquired AMSCO School Publications, Inc.

synopsis: AMSCO School Publications has sold certain assets to Perfection Learning, a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials. In its 78 year history, AMSCO has served major school districts with its quality supplemental instructional materials that not only provided customer value but also assisted students in passing their exams.
buyer: Perfection Learning Corporation
Perfection Learning is a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials for grades K-12. Perfection Learning provides high-quality, innovative curriculum solutions to K-12 schools across the country and internationally. "
target: AMSCO School Publications, Inc.
AMSCO provides high quality, inexpensive textbooks and support materials to the educational community. Their course texts, review, and test prep books reflect national and state standards for curriculum and assessment.
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closed 12/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Grupo Editorial Record Ltda., acquired Paz e Terra

synopsis: Brazilian publishing house Grupo Editorial Record has acquired Paz e Terra, a publisher based in São Paulo, Brazil,
buyer: Grupo Editorial Record Ltda.
Grupo Editorial Record Ltda. operates as a publishing house. It publishes professional development and education books, reference books, and consumer books of all subjects for all ages. The company is based in Sao Cristovao, Brazil. "
target: Paz e Terra
Paz e Terra Ltda publishes educational books for all ages. The company is based in São Paulo, Brazil.
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closed 8/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Cherry Lake Publishing, acquired Sleeping Bear Press Incorporated

synopsis: Cherry Lake Publishing, a Mankato, Minn.-based educational publisher, has acquired Sleeping Bear Press, known for its illustrated state alphabet series of 50 books for emerging readers.
buyer: Cherry Lake Publishing
Cherry Lake Publishing was founded in 2008 by Minnesota native Ben Mondloch and has 600 titles in print. The company specializes in nonfiction books for the educational market, with its list aligned around the Common Core State Standards initiative. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Sleeping Bear Press Incorporated
Sleeping Bear Press publishes books for children, sports, health, turf, and mapping sectors. Sleeping Bear Press was founded in 1994 and is based in Chelsea, Michigan.
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closed 12/2/2010 via PR Newswire

Brown Publishing Network merged with Six Red Marbles,

synopsis: Six Red Marbles, an educational technology pioneer and Brown Publishing Network, a nationally recognized leader in full-service development of educational materials for pre-K through post-secondary, announced their merger.
buyer: Six Red Marbles
Six Red Marbles is an award-winning provider of educational solutions for the pre-K through higher-ed market. Founded in 1996, the company has developed hundreds of multi-media educational materials for leading publishers including McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Pearson. "
target: Brown Publishing Network
Brown Publishing Network is a premier full-service developer to the educational publishing industry, specializing in all disciplines, pre-K through post-secondary, for the past twenty-seven years.
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announced 11/8/2010 via BNC Analysis

Perfection Learning Corporation, will acquire Kinetic Books

synopsis: Perfection Learning, one of the leading publishers of language arts materials for grades 6-12, announced the closing of an agreement to acquire Seattle-based Kinetic Books, publisher of next-generation digital math and science textbooks for the secondary and higher education markets.
buyer: Perfection Learning Corporation
Perfection Learning Corporation is a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials for grades Pre K through 12. Their ever-growing product line covers such content areas as reading, test preparation, writing, vocabulary, and more. "
target: Kinetic Books
Kinetic Books creates and publishes Kinetic TextbooksTM, a line of comprehensive textbooks that are built from the ground up to take advantage of computers. Kinetic Books’ programs include comprehensive digital textbooks in physics, algebra, and geometry.
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closed 1/1/2010 via BusinessWire

Lerner Publishing Group, acquired Darby Creek Publishing

synopsis: Lerner Publishing Group announced the acquisition of Darby Creek Publishing, effective January 1, 2010. Darby Creek will operate as an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group. The imprint will add approximately 58 titles to the Lerner Publishing Group list, bringing the total number of books in print to nearly 5000.
buyer: Lerner Publishing Group
Lerner Publishing Group creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Founded in 1959 and celebrating its 50th anniversary in publishing, Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers with nine imprints and divisions. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Darby Creek Publishing
Established in 2002, Darby Creek, located in Columbus, Ohio, publishes K–12 fiction and nonfiction titles for the school and public library markets, as well as for the trade bookstore market.
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closed 7/27/2009 via Company Press Release

Cengage Learning, purchased ELT Business from Marshall Cavendish

synopsis: Cengage Learning, one of the world's leading providers of print and digital information services for the educational and library reference markets, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Marshall Cavendish's English Language Teaching business
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. "
seller parent: Fraser & Neave Limited
seller: Marshall Cavendish
The Marshall Cavendish ELT business includes its first series title, Just Right, published since 2003, as well as titles under the Summertown imprint.
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announced 6/25/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP, will acquire Gareth Stevens, Inc.

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (RDA) has reached an agreement to sell the assets of Gareth Stevens, Inc., to Roger Rosen, owner and CEO of Rosen Publishing, and Gary Spears, a co-founder of Gareth Stevens in 1984. Under the agreement, the assets will be sold to a new entity, Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP.
buyer: Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP
Gareth Stevens, Inc. is a leading international publisher and distributor of educational and entertaining children's books and a distributor of multimedia products. Gareth Stevens, Inc. produces and distributes over 600 titles to schools and libraries in print and CD-ROM. "
target parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
target: Gareth Stevens, Inc.
Gareth Stevens, Inc. is a leading international publisher and distributor of educational and entertaining children's books and a distributor of multimedia products. Gareth Stevens, Inc. produces and distributes over 600 titles to schools and libraries in print and CD-ROM.
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closed 6/3/2009 via BusinessWire

Our Sunday Visitor Inc., acquired Harcourt Religion Publishers

synopsis: Our Sunday Visitor announced its acquisition of Harcourt Religion Publishers (a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. This brings together two of the nation’s leading Catholic publishing groups. Terms of the transaction were undisclosed.
buyer: Our Sunday Visitor Inc.
Our Sunday Visitor, Inc. was founded in 1912 by priest John F. Nol as the publishing company for a Catholic newsweekly serving the needs of the Church. Nearly 100 years later, the not-for-profit organization stands as the nation’s largest Catholic publisher. "
target parent: Education Media and Publishing Group Limited
target: Harcourt Religion Publishers
Harcourt Religion Publishers provides the Catholic educational market with practical, easy-to-use catechetical resources that assist children and adults in the process of faith formation and reflect the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

NRCCUA, acquired Admittedly

synopsis: The National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA), a leading provider of data and analytics solutions to public and private colleges and universities, announced that it has acquired Admittedly, a web and mobile platform education company that specializes in helping students plan their college searches on the go.
buyer: NRCCUA
National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA) is the most trusted source for advancing higher education recruitment. They build educational bridges between college-bound high school students, high school educators and college admissions officers. "
target: Admittedly
Admitted.ly is the ultimate online college advisory tool for high school students, their parents, and guidance counselors. They collect over 500 data points per student and use that data to show students which schools they should be applying to.
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Ticker: TSE:6049
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ItoKuro Inc.
ItoKuro Inc.
Founded in 2006, ItoKuro is a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools. Their websites covers schools for elementary school to high school students. The company also offers marketing services to the education industry.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$26.36
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$5.90
Net Income ($mm)
$3.82
Employees
89
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Ticker: TSE:6049
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ItoKuro Inc.
ItoKuro Inc.
Founded in 2006, ItoKuro is a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools. Their websites covers schools for elementary school to high school students. The company also offers marketing services to the education industry.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$26.36
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$5.90
Net Income ($mm)
$3.82
Employees
89
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Ticker: KLSE:SASBADI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi is a publisher of books and educational aids for the school-going children of Malaysia. Sasbadi is an essential guide for students and teachers in elite smart schools in the cities, as well as simple schools in the kampungs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$23.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
$1.98
Employees
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Ticker: SCHL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,679.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$114.90
EBIT ($mm)
$75.50
Net Income ($mm)
$48.50
Employees
9000
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Ticker: LRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
K12, Inc.
K12, Inc.
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.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$888.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.97
EBIT ($mm)
$23.54
Net Income ($mm)
$6.23
Employees
4750
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Ticker: OTCPK:SCOO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty is a leading distributor of innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to the education marketplace. The Company designs, develops, and provides educators with the latest and very best school supplies, furniture and both curriculum & supplemental learning resources.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$674.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.45
EBIT ($mm)
$32.04
Net Income ($mm)
$12.41
Employees
1156
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Ticker: HMHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
As a global leader in K–12 education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) provides comprehensive learning solutions to help all students achieve their maximum potential. HMH also delights readers throughout the world with award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,387.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$78.43
EBIT ($mm)
($66.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3800
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Ticker: BSE:540497
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S Chand Group
S. Chand is the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India with an established brand selling over 24 million books. They specialize in Children Books, School Books K-12, Higher Academics Books, Engineering, Professional & Technical Books and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$113.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.14
EBIT ($mm)
$22.85
Net Income ($mm)
$13.47
Employees
2389
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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: NYSE:SPGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S&P Global
S&P Global
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company’s divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,357.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,149.00
EBIT ($mm)
$2,936.00
Net Income ($mm)
$1,972.00
Employees
21200
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Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,800.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$359.98
EBIT ($mm)
$235.91
Net Income ($mm)
$168.26
Employees
5000
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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: ENXTAM:BRILL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brill
Brill
Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas. Brill publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, both in print and electronic formats. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$39.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.32
EBIT ($mm)
$4.41
Net Income ($mm)
$2.92
Employees
133
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: KROT3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton is one of the largest private educational organizations in Brazil and worldwide, operating in the primary and secondary education segment for over 45 years and in the postsecondary education segment for more than 10 years.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,443.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$484.88
EBIT ($mm)
$404.34
Net Income ($mm)
$463.09
Employees
15000
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Ticker: LSE:PSON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearson plc
Pearson plc
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,257.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$745.04
EBIT ($mm)
$488.13
Net Income ($mm)
$574.20
Employees
24000
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