Like Xing Wei Institute (HK) Limited

closed 11/6/2013 via PR Newswire

ATA Inc., acquired Xing Wei Institute (HK) Limited

synopsis: ATA Inc., a leading provider of advanced testing technologies and testing-related services in China, that it closed on the previously announced acquisition of Xing Wei Institute (HK) Limited ("Xing Wei"), a private education technology company.
buyer: ATA Inc. (ATAI:$0.20)
ATA, Inc. provides computer-based testing services in China. The company offers its services for the creation and delivery of computer-based tests based on its proprietary testing technologies and test delivery platform for professional licensure and certification tests in various industries. "
target: Xing Wei Institute (HK) Limited
Xing Wei Institute (HK) Limited is a private education technology company that provides training solutions as well as online and mobile training platforms for corporations in China.
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closed 10/10/2019 via Company Press Release

RelyOn Nutec Holding A/S, acquired Rider International B.V.

synopsis: Denmark-based RelyOn Nutec has acquired the Dutch company Rider International B.V. from Ponooc. Rider International developed the advanced workforce performance platform Rider, technology geared toward Competence Management, Learning Management, and real-time Workflow Management.
buyer parent: Polaris Private Equity
buyer: RelyOn Nutec Holding A/S
Denmark-based RelyOn Nutec is the world leader in safety and survival training predominantly delivered to the Oil & Gas, Maritime, Offshore Wind, and High-Risk industries from our 34 training centres in 20 countries across the world. "
target parent: Ponooc B.V.
target: Rider International B.V.
Rider International is a Dutch company behind the advanced workforce performance platform called Rider. The Rider technology is geared toward Competence Management, Learning Management, and real-time Workflow Management.
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closed 10/2/2019 via BusinessWire

Rise People, acquired Hazel

synopsis: Canada-based Rise People, a digital people management platform, has acquired Hazel, a pioneer in AI-driven virtual coaching and real-time people analytics. Fully integrated with Slack, Hazel’s Manager Success Platform delivers personalized, science-based digital coaching, empowering leaders at all levels to build more engaged and enduring teams.
buyer: Rise People
Rise People is Canada’s first and only all-in-one people management platform. Rise offers a modern suite of employee engagement HR, benefits, and payroll solutions that is used by tens of thousands of employees across Canada. "
target: Hazel
Hazel is a pioneer in AI-driven virtual coaching and real-time people analytics. Hazel’s Manager Success Platform delivers personalized, science-based digital coaching at scale, empowering leaders at all levels to build more engaged and enduring teams.
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closed 9/25/2019 via Company Press Release

Allocate Software Limited, acquired Enterprise Study Ltd

synopsis: Allocate Software, a leading international provider of workforce and resource planning solutions, has acquired Enterprise Study Ltd, a UK-based company that is transforming learning for businesses. Enterprise Study transforms learning for businesses through their cloud-based Training Administration (TAS) Learning Management System (LMS) solutions.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Allocate Software Limited (MSWEF:$25.50)
Allocate Software is a leading international provider of workforce optimisation software to the healthcare, defense and maritime sectors. Allocate’s solutions support the operational and administrative needs of healthcare professionals in all settings as well as defense and maritime staff globally. "
target: Enterprise Study Ltd
Enterprise Study is a UK-based company that provides high quality technology to help transform learning in business. Enterprise Study transforms learning for businesses through their cloud-based Training Administration (TAS) Learning Management System (LMS) solutions.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Accomplice, LLC, acquired Spatial Cinematics

synopsis: Accomplice, an experience design firm conspiring to create products and experiences of consequence, has acquired Spatial Cinematics, a tech developer that builds products and platforms centered around spatial computing. Spatial Cinematics offers platforms for virtual reality (VR) training, web-based VR, and augmented reality.
buyer: Accomplice, LLC
Accomplice is an experience design firm conspiring to create products and experiences of consequence. Accomplice unites disciplines including digital product, technology integration and physical fabrication to extend brand storytelling at any digital or physical touchpoint. "
target: Spatial Cinematics
Spatial Cinematics is a tech developer that builds products and platforms centered around spatial computing. Spatial Cinematics offers Brainspace, a virtual reality (VR) training platform; Workroom, a web-based VR platform; and Crayon, a platform for creating and managing augmented reality content.
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closed 9/4/2019 via PE Hub

Waud Capital Partners, LLC, acquired Health & Safety Institute

synopsis: Waud Capital Partners has acquired Health & Safety Institute ("HSI"), a compliance and training technology platform that aims to help organizations create safer workplaces while reducing financial and reputational risk. HSI brands span emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more.
buyer: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
Based in Chicago, Waud Capital Partners is a leading growth-oriented private equity firm with total capital commitments of approximately $3.0 billion since its founding in 1993. Waud Capital builds market leading companies within two industries: healthcare services and business/technology services. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Health & Safety Institute
Health & Safety Institute is a compliance and training technology platform that aims to help organizations create safer workplaces while reducing financial and reputational risk. HSI brands span emergency care training; to workplace safety training, tracking and reporting; and more.
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closed 8/7/2019 via PR Newswire

Absorb Software, acquired eLogic Learning

synopsis: Absorb Software, a learning technology company, has acquired eLogic Learning, an industry-leading provider of cloud-based Learning Management Systems, custom content development and learning strategy solutions.
buyer: Absorb Software
Absorb Software is a learning technology company that offers both Absorb Infuse, the first Learning Experience Platform (LXP) to offer a true in-the-flow learning experience, and its flagship product, Absorb LMS, an industry-leading and award-winning Learning Management System. "
target: eLogic Learning
eLogic Learning is an industry-leading provider of Learning Management Systems, custom content development and learning strategy solutions. Their cloud-based learning management technology, content capabilities and accompanying subject matter expertise provide every partner with a tailored approach.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

CompTIA, acquired metacog

synopsis: CompTIA, the world's leading tech association whose unparalleled programs set industry standards, foster skill development and generate knowledge and insight every day, has acquired Metacog, a company that uses AI to improve technical, college and career readiness and to develop the harder-to-measure, complex 21st century problem-solving skills.
buyer: CompTIA
CompTIA, the world's leading tech association, is a thought leader and an action leader. From their new IT professional association to their leading certification programs, their unparalleled programs set industry standards, foster skill development and generate knowledge and insight every day. "
target: metacog
Metacog’s technology enables much deeper assessment challenges to optimize human learning and performance. They use AI to automatically improve technical, college and career readiness and to develop the harder-to-measure, complex 21st century problem-solving skills.
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closed 7/25/2019 via Company Press Release

bigtincan, acquired Veelo

synopsis: Bigtincan, the leader in mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation, announced the acquisition of Veelo Inc., a sales performance platform that improves the performance of individual sellers by guiding the seller.
buyer: bigtincan (ASX:BTH:$13.32)
Bigtincan helps sales and service teams increase win rates and customer satisfaction. The company’s mobile, AI-powered sales enablement automation platform features the industry’s premier user experience that empowers reps to more effectively engage with customers and encourages team-wide adoption. "
target: Veelo
Veelo is a sales performance platform that improves the performance of individual sellers by guiding the seller. Veelo enables sellers to have better selling conversations by predictively recommending content and virtual coaching in the context of the specific sales opportunity.
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announced 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

BTS Group AB, will acquire SwissVBS

synopsis: BTS Group AB, a global professional services firm headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, has agreed to acquire SwissVBS, a Switzerland-based company that provides high impact digital learning solutions for the modern corporate learner.
buyer: BTS Group AB (OM:BTS B:$176.92)
BTS is a global professional services firm headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden. They focus on the people side of strategy, working with leaders at all levels to help them make better decisions, convert those decisions to actions and deliver results. "
target: SwissVBS
Headquartered in Switzerland, SwissVBS has successfully grown into a respected provider of customized digital learning to some of the world’s largest corporations. SwissVBS provides high impact digital learning solutions for the modern corporate learner.
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closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Edools merged with EadBox,

synopsis: Edools, a Brazilian EAD platform for companies and professionals who wish to distribute courses online, and EADBOX, a Brazilian long distance learning platform that allows the development of courses on the internet, have announced their merger to create HeroSpark, a Brazilian education platform for students and mentors.
buyer: EadBox
Headquartered in Brazil, Eadbox is an online platform that allows educators teach and sell their lessons online. Users can have their own online school with a professional website and custom domain while, Eadbox provides the platform, marketing automation, webinars and payment management. "
target: Edools
Headquartered in Brazil, Edools is a Saas-based app that allows users to customize their education businesses. It’s a technology company that helps users distribute courses online and has helped hundreds of companies create and distribute educational content.
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closed 6/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Inverness Graham Investments, acquired Syntrio, Inc.

synopsis: Inverness Graham, an operationally focused private investment firm, has acquired Syntrio, a leading provider of online Ethics and HR Compliance training solutions. Their effective and affordable library of ethics and HR compliance courses are tailored to meet business and compliance needs.
buyer: Inverness Graham Investments
Headquartered in Newtown Square, PA, Inverness Graham is an operationally focused private investment firm with over $500 million of assets under management. Inverness Graham acquires high growth, innovative manufacturing, technology and services companies. "
target: Syntrio, Inc.
Syntrio is a leading provider of online Ethics and HR Compliance training solutions. Their effective and affordable library of ethics and HR compliance courses are tailored to meet business and compliance needs.
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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 6/6/2019 via Company Press Release

LearningPool, acquired HT2 Labs

synopsis: HT2 Labs, the Oxfordshire-based learning innovation company best known for its market-leading Learning Locker and Curatr products, has been acquired by Leaning Pool, Northern Ireland’s largest e-learning company that provides a hosted online-learning management system that allows training to be published, tracked and reported.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: LearningPool
Leaning Pool is Northern Ireland’s largest e-learning company. Learning Pool provides a hosted online-learning management system that allows training to be published, tracked and reported. Their library of online content catalogues can be tailored to individual customer training requirements. "
target: HT2 Labs
Headquartered in the UK, HT2 Labs is a pioneer in learning technologies, creating leading-edge learning solutions that deliver innovative business outcomes. It has the world’s most-installed Learning Record Store (LRS) and owns the award winning platform Curatr Learning Experience Platform (LXP).
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closed 5/29/2019 via PR Newswire

Absorb Software, acquired Torch LMS

synopsis: Absorb Software, provider of the Absorb Learning Management System (LMS) and the newly introduced Absorb Infuse, has acquired Torch LMS, a Utah-based SaaS LMS provider. Torch LMS is a powerful web-based learning management system that helps businesses manage, track, and deploy employee or customer training.
buyer: Absorb Software
Absorb Software is a learning technology company that offers both Absorb Infuse, the first Learning Experience Platform (LXP) to offer a true in-the-flow learning experience, and its flagship product, Absorb LMS, an industry-leading and award-winning Learning Management System. "
target: Torch LMS
Torch LMS is a powerful web-based learning management system that helps businesses manage, track, and deploy employee or customer training. Their product is designed around efficiency, ease-of-use, and doing the essentials really well.
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closed 5/22/2019 via Company Press Release

KnowBe4, acquired CLTRe AS

synopsis: KnowBe4 have acquired CLTRe, a Norwegian company focused on helping organizations assess, build, maintain and measure a strong security posture. CLTRe created the CLTRe Toolkit and the Security Culture Framework, which work in tandem to help organizations gather evidence about their current security culture and how it changes over time.
buyer: KnowBe4
KnowBe4 is the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform. KnowBe4 addresses the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud and other social engineering tactics through a new approach to awareness training on security. "
target: CLTRe AS
Norway-based CLTRe provides effective and easy-to-use tools that use proven social scientific methods and principles to provide evidence-based results and enables organizations to assess, build and improve their security culture. CLTRe’s software offering is aptly named the Security Culture Toolkit.
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closed 4/17/2019 via PR Newswire

LearnShip Networks GmbH, acquired GlobalEnglish Corporation

synopsis: Learnship, the world's leading provider of online, face-to-face language training has acquired GlobalEnglish, a leading provider of digital language training. GlobalEnglish is a worldwide leader in providing digital business English communication training to corporate learners.
buyer parent: THI Investments GmbH
buyer: LearnShip Networks GmbH
Learnship is based in Cologne, Germany with offices in Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Paris (France), Basel (Switzerland) and Chicago (USA). The company provides online, face-to-face training in 14 languages for employees at international organizations in more than 75 countries. "
target: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate.
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closed 3/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Apse Capital Limited, acquired Kallidus LMS

synopsis: Kallidus, an e-learning software company headquartered in Cirencester has been acquired by Apse Capital. Kallidus, a human capital management and e-learning software as a service (SaaS) provider, was sold by FPE Capital.
buyer: Apse Capital Limited
Apse Capital Limited, headquartered in London, is an investment company led by managing partner Tim Green, "
target parent: FPE Capital LLP
target: Kallidus LMS
Kallidus is a leading provider of integrated learning and talent solutions. Their award-winning, cost-effective SaaS solutions allows businesses to manage and deliver learning programmes and to develop the talent, skills and performance of their people.
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announced 12/5/2018 via PR Newswire

NexTech AR Solutions Corp., will acquire edCetra Training Inc.

synopsis: NexTech AR Solutions, a Canadian company that is developing a proprietary and disruptive Augmented Reality (AR) advertising platform, will acquire edCetra Training, a premier eLearning on demand platform in Canada. edCetra provides augmented reality training and is used by Fortune 500 companies to educate and train their employees.
buyer: NexTech AR Solutions Corp. (CNSX:NTAR:$0.05)
NexTech AR Solutions is a Canadian company that is developing a proprietary and disruptive Augmented Reality (AR) advertising platform for the retail and cannabis market. Their platform engages consumers by connecting them to brands and retail locations through a fully immersive 3D AR experience. "
target: edCetra Training Inc.
edCetra Training is a premier eLearning on demand platform in Canada. The platform provides augmented reality training and is used by Fortune 500 companies such as Imperial Oil, Bombardier and Staples, as well as the Library of Congress and others to educate and train their employees.
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closed 11/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Learning Technologies Group, acquired Watershed

synopsis: Learning Technologies Group has announced the acquisition of the remaining 73% of Watershed. As the global market leader in corporate learning analytics, Watershed has proven ability to harness data about learners to analyse and assess the impact of learning on organisational performance.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$122.46)
Learning Technologies Group is a leader in the high-growth workplace e-learning and talent management industries. The Group offers end-to-end learning solutions ranging from strategic consultancy, through a range of content and platform solutions to analytical insights. "
target: Watershed
Watershed offers a customisable learning analytics platform that measures training effectiveness and helps maximise investments in learning. Made possible by xAPI, Watershed enables users to explore their learning data in one place and measure how L&D programmes impact their organisations.
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closed 11/6/2013 via PR Newswire

ATA Inc., acquired Xing Wei Institute (HK) Limited

synopsis: ATA Inc., a leading provider of advanced testing technologies and testing-related services in China, that it closed on the previously announced acquisition of Xing Wei Institute (HK) Limited ("Xing Wei"), a private education technology company.
buyer: ATA Inc. (ATAI:$0.20)
ATA, Inc. provides computer-based testing services in China. The company offers its services for the creation and delivery of computer-based tests based on its proprietary testing technologies and test delivery platform for professional licensure and certification tests in various industries. "
target: Xing Wei Institute (HK) Limited
Xing Wei Institute (HK) Limited is a private education technology company that provides training solutions as well as online and mobile training platforms for corporations in China.
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closed 8/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

ATA Inc., acquired ACG International Art Education

synopsis: ATA Inc. has completed the acquisition of Beijing Huanqiuyimeng Education Consultation Corp. (ACG). ACG International Art Education specializes in providing portfolio preparation courses, consultation of overseas art study application and other services to students and young professionals who are interested in art and aiming at studying art abroad.
buyer: ATA Inc. (ATAI:$0.20)
ATA Inc. is a leading provider of advanced testing technologies in China. The Company offers comprehensive services for the creation and delivery of assessments based on its proprietary testing technologies and test delivery platform. "
target: ACG International Art Education
With 22 direct campus locations throughout China, ACG International Art Education specializes in providing portfolio preparation courses, consultation of overseas art study application and other services to students and young professionals who are interested in art and aiming at studying art abroad.
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announced 8/16/2018 via GlobeNewswire

ATA Inc., will acquire Beijing Biztour International Travel Service Co., Ltd.

synopsis: ATA Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Beijing Biztour International Travel Service Co., Ltd. (Beijing Biztour), a provider of international educational study tour and travel services for students in China who are interested in overseas study tours primarily in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Australia.
buyer: ATA Inc. (ATAI:$0.20)
ATA Inc. is a leading provider of advanced testing technologies in China. The Company offers comprehensive services for the creation and delivery of assessments based on its proprietary testing technologies and test delivery platform. "
target: Beijing Biztour International Travel Service Co., Ltd.
Beijing Biztour International Travel Service Co., Ltd. (Beijing Biztour) is a provider of international educational study tour and travel services for students in China who are interested in overseas study tours primarily in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Australia.
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closed 11/6/2013 via PR Newswire

ATA Inc., acquired Xing Wei Institute (HK) Limited

synopsis: ATA Inc., a leading provider of advanced testing technologies and testing-related services in China, that it closed on the previously announced acquisition of Xing Wei Institute (HK) Limited ("Xing Wei"), a private education technology company.
buyer: ATA Inc. (ATAI:$0.20)
ATA, Inc. provides computer-based testing services in China. The company offers its services for the creation and delivery of computer-based tests based on its proprietary testing technologies and test delivery platform for professional licensure and certification tests in various industries. "
target: Xing Wei Institute (HK) Limited
Xing Wei Institute (HK) Limited is a private education technology company that provides training solutions as well as online and mobile training platforms for corporations in China.
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closed 2/9/2016 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired EnlightKS

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies, has acquired EnlightKS, a leading UK-based testing services provider. EnlightKS is a global leader in eLearning, eAssessment and Performance Support.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: EnlightKS
EnlightKS is a global leader in eLearning, eAssessment and Performance Support. In IT Certification, it has set the standard for performance-based IT skills assessment. In Professional Certification it works with government, corporates, awarding bodies and publishers to deliver testing programmes.
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closed 9/9/2013 via PR Web

JAK, Ltd., acquired LabMentors Corp.

synopsis: PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) announced the sale of its Labmentors Canadian subsidiary to JAK, Ltd., a Canadian company.
buyer: JAK, Ltd.
JAK, Ltd. is a Canadian company. "
target parent: PCS Edventures, Inc.
target: LabMentors Corp.
LabMentors provides guided on-line labs for web-based information technology training and certification. Participants can log on anywhere to gain hands-on experience and advice in the study of Windows 2003, XP, 2000, Security, Cisco Networking and Custom Application programs/certification tracks.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

CompTIA, acquired metacog

synopsis: CompTIA, the world's leading tech association whose unparalleled programs set industry standards, foster skill development and generate knowledge and insight every day, has acquired Metacog, a company that uses AI to improve technical, college and career readiness and to develop the harder-to-measure, complex 21st century problem-solving skills.
buyer: CompTIA
CompTIA, the world's leading tech association, is a thought leader and an action leader. From their new IT professional association to their leading certification programs, their unparalleled programs set industry standards, foster skill development and generate knowledge and insight every day. "
target: metacog
Metacog’s technology enables much deeper assessment challenges to optimize human learning and performance. They use AI to automatically improve technical, college and career readiness and to develop the harder-to-measure, complex 21st century problem-solving skills.
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closed 3/6/2013 via PR Newswire

Pearson (VUE), acquired Exam Design, Inc.

synopsis: Pearson VUE acquired Exam Design Inc, a leading provider of examination development software used in high-stakes testing. Exam Design's flagship product, ExamDeveloper, is a web-based suite of tools that helps users develop rigorous and defensible assessments for credentialing purposes while reducing the reliance on in-person meetings.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson (VUE)
Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management. "
target: Exam Design, Inc.
Exam Design creates software that organizations can use to develop, maintain, and analyze high-stakes examinations. Exam Design software is built by testing experts with years of experience designing hundreds of examinations for associations, corporations and government entities across the US.
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closed 5/31/2006 via

Houghton Mifflin Company, purchased SkillsTutor from Achievement Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company announced an agreement with Achievement Technologies, Inc. (ATI), a privately held educational software solution and service company, to acquire all of ATI's research-based instructional products for $18.5 million in cash.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
seller: Achievement Technologies, Inc.
Achievement Technologies is a privately held educational software solution and service company founded in the fall of 1999, focusing primarily on the K-12 school market with a secondary focus on the school-to-work and adult basic skills market.
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closed 1/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Orion Edutech Private Limited, acquired Brainvalley Software Private Limited

synopsis: Skill development company Orion Edutech announced acquisition of 67 per cent stake in Chennai-based Brain Valley Software Pvt Ltd, an independent assessment solution for corporates and education institutes. They have delivered over 1.4 million tests to date for an array of competitive exams and employers.
buyer: Orion Edutech Private Limited
Orion Edutech is the largest vocational training institute in the country. Since their inception in 2005, they have secured the future of more than 60,000 students by providing them with jobs in top companies across India. Their vocational training courses are industry-oriented and skill based. "
target: Brainvalley Software Private Limited
Brainvalley Software specializes in assessment solutions for students, coaching institutes, corporates or colleges. They have delivered over 1.4 million tests to date for an array of competitive exams and employers.
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closed 6/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ideagen Plc, acquired Redland Business Solutions Limited

synopsis: Ideagen plc, the UK-based, leading global software firm, has acquired Redland Business Solutions Ltd, a RegTech SaaS company in the UK that supplies regulatory and compliance software to the financial services industry. Redland’s software platform, Insight, is a SM&CR solution for banks, investment managers, asset managers and insurance companies.
buyer: Ideagen Plc (AIM:IDEA:$59.46)
Ideagen is a global provider of quality, safety, audit, performance and risk management software. With an excellent portfolio of software products, Ideagen helps leading brands improve operational efficiency, strengthen compliance and oversight and anticipate and manage every detail of risk. "
target: Redland Business Solutions Limited
Redland is a RegTech SaaS company in the UK that supplies regulatory and compliance software to the financial services industry. Redland’s software platform, Insight, is a Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR) solution for banks, investment managers, asset managers and insurance companies.
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$20
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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 2/7/2019 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, acquired Ready4, Inc.

synopsis: Tomorrow Advancing Life Education Group (TAL), a leading education and technology enterprise in China, has acquired Ready4, Inc., the world's most advanced mobile learning platform. Ready4 provides high-quality, AI-powered live and on demand test prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) is a leading education and technology enterprise in China. Since its establishment, TAL is committed to integrating technologies and the Internet into education, to deliver a better study experience for children through K-12. "
target: Ready4, Inc.
Ready4 is the world's most advanced mobile learning platform. Ready4 provides high-quality, AI-powered live and on demand test prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT. Ready4 has helped more than 2 million students in over 150 countries improve their college admissions test scores.
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closed 10/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Riverside Insights, acquired ESGI, LLC

synopsis: Riverside Insights, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors, has acquired ESGI, a leading SaaS platform for administering, creating, tracking, and reporting teacher-led assessments of early childhood students. ESGI was founded with the mission to help teachers and administrators overcome the unique challenges of early childhood education.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Riverside Insights
Riverside is a provider of educational and clinical assessments that play a key role in helping individuals elevate their learning potential by providing accurate and reliable data. Riverside is comprised of several iconic, leading brands such as Woodcock-Johnson, the Iowa Assessments, and CogAT. "
target: ESGI, LLC
ESGI ("Educational Software for Guiding Instruction") is an industry-leading platform for conducting 1-on-1 assessments that guide instruction for early childhood students. ESGI assessments empower teachers with real-time student data in easy-to-read reports, graphs, parent letters, and flashcards.
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closed 12/14/2006 via BusinessWire

Harcourt Assessment, Inc., acquired Edformation, Inc.

synopsis: Leading test publisher Harcourt Assessment, Inc., announced that it has acquired Edformation, Inc., a privately held company offering its AIMSweb product to education customers. AIMSweb is a research-based screening and progress monitoring tool for use by special education teachers, curriculum specialists and school psychologists.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Harcourt Assessment, Inc.
Harcourt Assessment, Inc. is a provider of high-quality assessment instruments and testing programs published under two brand names –– Harcourt Assessment and PsychCorp™. "
target: Edformation, Inc.
Edformation, Inc. creates Standard Assessment probes, formative assessment materials and online monitoring and reporting software for use in K-12, Special Education, Adult Learning, Community Education, home school, charter schools, correctional facilities and other educational settings.
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closed 6/8/2006 via PR Newswire

EdGate merged with EDmin.com, Inc.,

synopsis: EDmin.com and Educational Gateways announced the merger of their two organizations under EDmin.com, Inc. Clients will immediately benefit from the merger through an increased breadth of products and services, faster implementation, and reduced training requirements. Teachers will have improved access to tools and resources.
buyer: EDmin.com, Inc.
Founded in 1989 as an educational technology company, EDmin.com, Inc. has become the dominant platform for learning management solutions that enable school districts and teachers to accelerate student learning and improve performance. "
target: EdGate
EdGate provides K-12 solutions that improve student performance while providing a user friendly, secure, and personalized environment. EdGate’s suite of products is integrated, customizable, and delivered to the education community via the Internet.
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closed 8/1/2005 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Turnleaf

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education today announced the acquisition of TurnLeaf Solutions Inc., a national provider of customized online reporting and data analysis. TurnLeaf helps administrators and teachers track progress toward school districts' Adequate Yearly Progress goals, a key provision in the No Child Left Behind law.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
Founded in 1888, McGraw-Hill Education provides information via various media platforms: through books, magazines and newsletters; on-line over the Internet and electronic networks; via television, satellite and FM sideband broadcast; and through software, videotape, facsimile and CD-ROM products. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Turnleaf
TurnLeaf Solutions Inc. was founded in September of 1999, by educators for educators. The founding vision of the company is one of technology-enhanced instructional improvement as the pathway to higher student achievement. TurnLeaf immediately established a unique niche in the education market thro
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closed 1/10/2017 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Software Secure, Inc.

synopsis: PSI Services, a testing services provider to corporations, government agencies, professional associations, and certifying bodies, announced that they have acquired Software Secure, a recognized leader in cloud-based online testing and a pioneer in record & review remote proctoring solutions for higher education, K-12 & certification organizations.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Software Secure, Inc.
Software Secure, Inc., creator of Securexam, is the pioneer in educational testing software development. Their software designers and technical support people are committed to helping the academic community experience computerized testing at its best.
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closed 10/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Turnitin, acquired LightSide

synopsis: Turnitin, the leaders in originality checking and online grading, announced the company has acquired LightSide Labs, an online service that uses machine learning to provide real-time, automated feedback on student writing.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. "
target: LightSide
LightSide Labs is an educational technology company, dedicated to improving student writing skills. LightSide provides automated feedback and support for writers, redefining the role of automated assessment in the K-12 and higher education classroom.
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closed 2/3/2011 via

News Corporation, acquired Wireless Generation

synopsis: News Corp. agreed to acquire 90 percent of education-technology provider Wireless Generation for about $360 million in cash, as Rupert Murdoch’s media company looks to expand in academics.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$10,301.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. "
target parent: Seavest, Inc.
target: Wireless Generation
Wireless Generation creates innovative tools, systems, and services that help educators teach smarter. With its mobile assessment software, the company invented a better way to give classroom assessments and make data-based instructional decisions.
price ($mm)
$390*
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closed 4/22/2013 via PR Web

Pearson Education, acquired Learning Catalytics LLC

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, announced that it has acquired Learning Catalytics™, an advanced, cloud-based learning analytics and assessment system developed by Eric Mazur, Brian Lukoff, and Gary King of Harvard University.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Pearson, the global leader in education services, education technology and school solutions, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems and teacher professional development. "
target: Learning Catalytics LLC
Learning Catalytics is a cloud-based learning analytics and assessment system. It allows faculty to obtain real-time responses to open-ended or critical thinking questions, determine which areas need more explanation, and then automatically group students for further discussion and problem solving.
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announced 4/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Instructure, will acquire MasteryConnect

synopsis: Instructure, the publicly traded company best known for its learning management systems (LMS) Canvas and Bridge, will acquire a fellow Salt Lake City-based education technology company, MasteryConnect. MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$209.54)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution. "
target: MasteryConnect
Founded in 2009, MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform against academic standards. These tools offer real-time data that educators can use to inform their instruction.
price ($mm)
$43
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closed 5/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired Freckle Education

synopsis: A year of vetting math tool after math tool came to an end with Renaissance announcing its acquisition of Freckle Education, a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target: Freckle Education
Freckle Education is a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science. Freckle currently claims more than 700,000 teachers and 10 million students have used the platform across 75,000 schools.
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announced 6/19/2014 via BusinessWire

MasteryConnect, will acquire Socrative

synopsis: Education technology leader MasteryConnect announced it is acquiring Socrative, a student response system that increases classroom engagement, for $5 million in cash and stock. The deal will add Socrative's real-time classroom assessment functionality to MasteryConnect's existing suite of cloud-based software and apps for learning in K-12 settings.
buyer: MasteryConnect
MasteryConnect is a market leader in curriculum, assessment and mastery learning tools for K-12. MasteryConnect supports teachers via its Mastery Learning Platform, as well as through their numerous apps on all Web-enabled devices. "
target: Socrative
Socrative supports teachers in formatively assessing their students with educational activities on all Web-enabled devices; including tablets, laptops and smartphones.
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