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Wikispaces, acquired Blendspace

synopsis: TES Global - the largest network of teachers in the world with over 5.9 million registered teachers - has acquired Blendspace, a San Francisco-based company providing web-based tools that enable teachers to create digital, self-paced lessons for their classrooms and students. The Blendspace business and team will become part of Wikispaces.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Wikispaces
Wikispaces focuses on creating effective but easy-to-use tools that empower teachers so they can spend their time helping students. Their flagship product, Wikispaces Classroom, provides a free social writing platform where teachers and students can communicate and collaborate on projects. "
target: Blendspace
Teachers use Blendspace to create digital lessons that are tailored to students' needs. Through an intuitive drag-and-drop interface and partnerships with educational content providers, teachers can create lessons in 5 minutes that engage students via web content.
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closed 2/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Chalkup

synopsis: Microsoft is acquiring the Chalkup classroom collaboration platform and hiring its founder to work on Microsoft's Teams product. Chalkup is a class collaboration platform that connects classes to simplify the process of learning for students.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$143,015.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Chalkup
Chalkup is a classroom collaboration platform used by educators from 1 in 3 universities and 1 in 5 US high schools. It's a space for academic chat/messaging, resource sharing, assignments, and grading – all in one.
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closed 12/18/2019 via AP - Associated Press

The Source for Learning, Inc., acquired MashPlant

synopsis: The Source for Learning, the nation’s most established online creator, compiler, and curator of free learning assets, has acquired MashPlant, the only social learning platform that allows students to create, collaborate, learn, and share classroom projects in any digital media format in a certified safe, COPPA-compliant environment.
buyer: The Source for Learning, Inc.
The Source for Learning is the nation’s most established online creator, compiler, and curator of free learning assets. For almost 40 years, they've been building a loyal following of teachers—from novices to classroom veterans—giving them a new perspective on how to teach what they teach. "
target parent: Big Things Inc.
target: MashPlant
MashPlant is the only social learning platform that allows students to create, collaborate, learn, and share classroom projects in any digital media format in a certified safe, COPPA-compliant environment.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mentoring Minds, acquired SchoolSpire, Inc.

synopsis: SchoolSpire, a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system, has been acquired by Mentoring Minds, a provider of critical thinking resources and teaching materials for K-12 educators. Founded in 1999, SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results.
buyer: Mentoring Minds
Mentoring Minds is on a mission to put critical thinking at the center of K-12 education. Founded by teachers, Mentoring Minds provides print and digital resources that empower educators to infuse critical thinking skills into standards-based instruction. "
target: SchoolSpire, Inc.
SchoolSpire is a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system. SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools used by school leaders to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results for reporting purposes. The company also offers a bank of question items.
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closed 7/12/2018 via PR Newswire

Follett Software Company, acquired Fishtree

synopsis: Follett announced that it has acquired Fishtree, a leading adaptive learning platform that streamlines both the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in school classrooms.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: Follett Software Company
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. "
target: Fishtree
Fishtree is an adaptive learning platform that streamlines the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in classrooms. The platform brings together district-wide resources for every subject, aligns them to any standard and personalizes the experience for each student.
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closed 5/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Turning Technologies, LLC, acquired Knowbly Learning Systems

synopsis: Turning Technologies has acquired Knowbly, an eLearning company known for its easy-to-use, interactive authoring tool. With the acquisition of Knowbly, Turning is now in an ideal position to expand and accelerate their flagship TurningPoint product to new and existing clients.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies offers the only in-class and online interactive learning solution to drive the full learning experience with measurable outcomes. Its TurningPoint product is a comprehensive audience participation platform that provides live polling and interactive homework capabilities. "
target: Knowbly Learning Systems
Knowbly is a cloud-based rapid authoring tool for creating digital courses and quizzes. It includes asset management, a unique interactive video widget, and the ability for users to customize content and themes.
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closed 11/7/2012 via Market Wire

Echo360, acquired LectureTools Inc.

synopsis: Echo360 announced that it has acquired LectureTools, Inc., a learning technology company that enables professors to make their teaching more interactive. LectureTools provides professors with a solution that enhances lectures with digital content, provides feedback from students, measures learning and facilitates online collaboration.
buyer: Echo360
Echo360 is the global leader in providing the platform to capture, host, and deliver classroom lecture and supplemental materials to higher-education institutions. Echo360 facilitates better instruction, results in greater efficiencies, and enriches learning experiences. "
target: LectureTools Inc.
LectureTools, Inc. provides instructors and students with robust, pedagogically sound and easy-to-use software solutions. They seek to improve the overall classroom learning experience. Their team is made up of educators, technologists, researchers, programmers, and designers.
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closed 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Learners Edge, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: L Squared Capital Partners is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Learners Edge, has acquired the Teaching Channel, a subscription-based software platform where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to improve student learning.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Learners Edge
Learners Edge has been committed to helping teachers reach the highest level of success in their classrooms and their careers since 2002. Learners Edge offers over 120 self-paced, continuing education courses for teachers across the country and around the world. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has over one million registered users and is known nationally for its more than 1,350 best-in-class videos of teachers in action. Teaching Channel Plus, an online K-12 professional development platform, is used by school districts nationwide.
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closed 7/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Weld North LLC, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: Teaching Channel, a California non-profit organization and the premier video-based online professional learning company, announced that its operations and assets have been acquired by its management team and employees, completing its transition to a for-profit company. Investors included Weld North and members of the management team.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses. In partnership with KKR, a global alternative asset manager, Weld North makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry. "
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has more than 1,300 best-in-class videos of teachers in action, one million registered users, and a SAAS-based professional development platform that is used by K-12 school districts nationwide.
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closed 4/22/2020 via Company Press Release

VITEC Software Group, acquired LJ System

synopsis: Vitec Software Group AB is strengthening its Nordic position in Vertical Market Software through the acquisition of the Swedish software company LJ System AB. The software company LJ System has its headquarters in Lund, Sweden, and offers products for church-related administration services and preschools.
buyer: VITEC Software Group (OM:VIT B:$161.42)
Vitec is market leader for Vertical Market Software in the Nordic region. They develop and deliver standard niche software. Vitec grows through acquisitions of well-managed and well-established software companies. Their employees are based in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. "
target: LJ System
The software company LJ System has its headquarters in Lund, Sweden, and offers products for church-related administration services and preschools. The product Fas Församlingsadministration is a module-based enterprise-management system that is used by about 300 parishes.
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closed 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

ManageBac, acquired Rubicon International

synopsis: Faria Education Group Limited through its wholly owned subsidiary ManageBac, has acquired Rubicon, the provider of Atlas curriculum management. Atlas curriculum management is the leading curriculum management platform for k12 schools across the globe.
buyer parent: Faria Education Group
buyer: ManageBac
ManageBac provides a Curriculum First Learning Platform for the world's leading international schools that was first founded to transition schools off paper. They deliver efficient affordable software with long-term, great service. "
target parent: Quad Partners
target: Rubicon International
Rubicon is the creator of Atlas curriculum management which is the leading curriculum management platform for k12 schools across the globe. They offer educator-led professional development workshops and summits as well as curriculum audits and on-site trainings.
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closed 4/20/2018 via PR Web

Harris School Solutions, acquired OnHand Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Harris School Solutions (HSS), a provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, has acquired OnHand Schools (OHS), an EdTech software company that delivers solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. OHS's EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, and more.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: OnHand Schools, Inc.
OnHand Schools (OHS) is an education technology company that delivers transformational solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. Their EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, lesson planner, and RTI/MTSS features.
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announced 2/3/2014 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, will acquire Engrade

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education has agreed to acquire Engrade. Engrade unifies the data, curriculum, and tools teachers, schools leaders, and administrators use every day by integrating all of a district's software and systems, including third-party applications and open education resources, into one fully secure and easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. "
target: Engrade
Engrade unifies the data, curriculum, and tools teachers, schools leaders, and administrators use every day by integrating all of a district's software and systems, including third-party applications and open education resources, into one fully secure and easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.
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closed 9/23/2020 via PR Newswire

Education Advanced, Inc., acquired BuildYourOwnCurriculum

synopsis: Education Advanced, Inc., creators of TestHound and Cardonex, acquired Wisconsin-based School Software Group, creators of BuildYourOwnCurriculum (BYOC). BYOC is a curriculum and learning management system technology connecting learning objectives to a continuous cycle of curriculum development for K-12.
buyer: Education Advanced, Inc.
Education Advanced is a privately held K-12 EdTech SaaS company providing operations tools to enable educators to be more efficient, allowing them to dedicate more of their valuable time and resources to exceeding student needs. EAI's product offering includes TestHound, Cardonex, and BYOC. "
target: BuildYourOwnCurriculum
Wisconsin-based School Software Group are the creators of BuildYourOwnCurriculum (BYOC). BYOC is a curriculum and learning management system technology connecting learning objectives to a continuous cycle of curriculum development, delivery, assessment, and refinement across K-12 districts.
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closed 5/3/2017 via PR Web

eCampus.com Inc., acquired Rafter, Inc.

synopsis: eCampus.com, an industry-leading online retailer of textbooks and digital materials, has announced that it has completed the transaction to acquire the digital assets of Rafter, a course materials management company.
buyer: eCampus.com Inc.
eCampus.com, is the internet’s premier source of new, used and electronic textbooks, textbook rentals, affiliate and virtual bookstore fulfillment programs and book buyback services. "
target: Rafter, Inc.
The acquisition includes the digital assets of Rafter, including the textbooks-in-tuition solution, Rafter360. Rafter is an established course materials management technology company.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Study Group UK Ltd., acquired Insendi Limited

synopsis: Leading international education provider Study Group has acquired London-based Insendi, a learning experience platform developer that helps institutions implement new models of high impact, transformational online education.
buyer: Study Group UK Ltd.
Study Group is the leading provider of international education. Study Group works with leading universities across the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. They prepare students for success at their chosen university through on-campus International Study Centres. "
target: Insendi Limited
UK-based Insendi provides a learning experience platform and expertise in course development, staff training and consultancy to its university partners. Their platform is specifically designed to enable Business Schools to deliver premium online and blended learning programmes.
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closed 10/26/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Fronteer Limited

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, announced the acquisition of U.K.-based Fronteer, including its flagship Ally product. Ally is designed to help institutions and instructors make course content more accessible for learners.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Fronteer Limited
Founded in 2014, Fronteer Limited conceptualize, design, build and provide useful and uplifting educational technology products and services. Their product, Ally is designed to help institutions and instructors make course content more accessible for learners.
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closed 7/29/2014 via PR Newswire

Wikispaces, acquired Blendspace

synopsis: TES Global - the largest network of teachers in the world with over 5.9 million registered teachers - has acquired Blendspace, a San Francisco-based company providing web-based tools that enable teachers to create digital, self-paced lessons for their classrooms and students. The Blendspace business and team will become part of Wikispaces.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Wikispaces
Wikispaces focuses on creating effective but easy-to-use tools that empower teachers so they can spend their time helping students. Their flagship product, Wikispaces Classroom, provides a free social writing platform where teachers and students can communicate and collaborate on projects. "
target: Blendspace
Teachers use Blendspace to create digital lessons that are tailored to students' needs. Through an intuitive drag-and-drop interface and partnerships with educational content providers, teachers can create lessons in 5 minutes that engage students via web content.
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closed 7/29/2014 via PR Newswire

Wikispaces, acquired Blendspace

synopsis: TES Global - the largest network of teachers in the world with over 5.9 million registered teachers - has acquired Blendspace, a San Francisco-based company providing web-based tools that enable teachers to create digital, self-paced lessons for their classrooms and students. The Blendspace business and team will become part of Wikispaces.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Wikispaces
Wikispaces focuses on creating effective but easy-to-use tools that empower teachers so they can spend their time helping students. Their flagship product, Wikispaces Classroom, provides a free social writing platform where teachers and students can communicate and collaborate on projects. "
target: Blendspace
Teachers use Blendspace to create digital lessons that are tailored to students' needs. Through an intuitive drag-and-drop interface and partnerships with educational content providers, teachers can create lessons in 5 minutes that engage students via web content.
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closed 3/4/2014 via BusinessWire

TSL Education Ltd., acquired Wikispaces

synopsis: TSL announced the acquisition of Bay-Area based Wikispaces. Wikispaces focuses on creating effective but easy-to-use tools that empower teachers so they can spend their time helping students. Their flagship product, Wikispaces Classroom, provides a free social writing platform where teachers and students can communicate and collaborate on projects.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education. "
target: Wikispaces
Wikispaces focuses on creating effective but easy-to-use tools that empower teachers so they can spend their time helping students. Their flagship product, Wikispaces Classroom, provides a free social writing platform where teachers and students can communicate and collaborate on projects.
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closed 3/4/2014 via BusinessWire

TSL Education Ltd., acquired Wikispaces

synopsis: TSL announced the acquisition of Bay-Area based Wikispaces. Wikispaces focuses on creating effective but easy-to-use tools that empower teachers so they can spend their time helping students. Their flagship product, Wikispaces Classroom, provides a free social writing platform where teachers and students can communicate and collaborate on projects.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education. "
target: Wikispaces
Wikispaces focuses on creating effective but easy-to-use tools that empower teachers so they can spend their time helping students. Their flagship product, Wikispaces Classroom, provides a free social writing platform where teachers and students can communicate and collaborate on projects.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Higher Ground Education, acquired Montessorium

synopsis: Higher Ground Education, an international company focused on modernizing the Montessori education method, has acquired Montessorium, a developer of educational applications for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. Montessorium's apps utilizes the Montessori method to teach skills related to reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography.
buyer: Higher Ground Education
Higher Ground Education is an international company focused on modernizing the Montessori education method. Higher Ground owns and operates schools around the world and seeks to develop a platform that sources, secures, and develops back-end support to all Montessori-inspired schools and educators. "
target: Montessorium
Montessorium develops educational applications for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. Their apps employ educational principals developed by the Italian educator Maria Montessori to teach skills related to reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography, among others.
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closed 5/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Imagine Easy Solutions

synopsis: Chegg, Inc., the Student Hub, announced that it has acquired Imagine Easy Solutions, the provider of popular service EasyBib.com and other essential writing tools with capabilities such as citations, bibliography, writing structure and anti-plagiarism.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg puts students first and is proud to help students and their families save millions of dollars each year. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg’s Student Hub makes higher education more affordable and more accessible, all while improving student outcomes. "
target: Imagine Easy Solutions
Imagine Easy Solutions was founded in 2001 to help students with their research and writing needs. It has become a company synonymous with addressing the challenges students face in building writing and critical thinking skills, whose tools are used by thousands of educators around the world.
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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 5/16/2018 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired WriteLab

synopsis: Chegg, Inc., the leading student-first connected learning platform, has acquired WriteLab, an AI-enhanced writing platform that teaches students grammar, sentence structure, writing style, and offers instant feedback to help students revise, edit, and improve their written work.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg strives to improve the overall return on investment in education by helping students learn more in less time and at a lower cost. "
target: WriteLab
WriteLab is an online writing tool offering immediate, objective and constructive responses to help people learn to write better. With WriteLab, users can type, copy-and-paste, or upload drafts for the tool to analyze and provide specific feedback, suggest revisions and ask questions.
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closed 8/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., acquired PaperRater

synopsis: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. announced that it has acquired PaperRater, a leading website that offers students a suite of writing services that includes a plagiarism checker, writing revision tools and an AI-based auto-grading scoring system to help them improve multiple facets of their writing.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED:$2,185.39)
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. is a leading provider of higher education and K-12 educational products and solutions. Barnes & Noble Education operates 1,437 physical and virtual bookstores across the U.S., serving more than 6 million students and faculty. "
target: PaperRater
PaperRater.com is a leading website that offers students a suite of writing services that includes a plagiarism checker, writing revision tools and an AI-based auto-grading scoring system to help them improve multiple facets of their writing.
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Sylvan Learning, acquired Citelighter

synopsis: Sylvan Learning, the Hunt Valley, Md.-based operator of a nationwide franchise of tutoring centers, has acquired education technology startup, Citelighter. Founded in 2011, Citelighter offers a browser-based tool that aims to increase students’ writing competency.
buyer parent: Sterling Partners
buyer: Sylvan Learning
With more than 35 years of experience and more than 650 locations throughout North America, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students in grades K-12. Sylvan is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. "
target: Citelighter
Founded in 2011, Citelighter offers a browser-based tool that aims to increase students’ writing competency. The product features a series of scaffolds designed to guide learners through the steps involved in researching, organizing, drafting and editing a writing assignment.
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