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closed 2/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Certica Solutions, purchased Formative Assessment Item Bank from Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)

synopsis: Certica Solutions announced that the company has acquired the Formative Assessment Item Bank line of business from Northwest Evaluation Association. The Item Bank contains over 82,500 standards-based items that have been written or aligned to the Common Core State Standards, state learning standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica Solutions provides data management and assessment solutions to K-12 schools, districts and educational service agencies, giving administrators and educators the ability to easily analyze, track and improve performance through better use of student, school and teacher data. "
seller: Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)
Formative Assessment Item Bank of Northwest Evaluation Association contains over 82,500 standards-based items that have been written or aligned to the Common Core State, state learning and the Next Generation Science Standards. It also includes the Item Bank content management application.
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closed 4/15/2004 via BusinessWire

Triumph Learning, acquired Buckle Down Publishing Company

synopsis: Haights Cross Communications, Inc. announced that it completed the acquisition of Buckle Down Publishing Company on April 15, 2004. Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Buckle Down was founded in 1982 and is one of the nation's leading publishers of test preparation materials for high-stakes state tests.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Triumph Learning
A comprehensive provider of print and software preparation materials for state and national tests, Triumph Learning has a highly successful 19-year track record of publishing high-quality materials proven to help students master the standards assessed on high stakes state tests. Triumph Learning cr "
target: Buckle Down Publishing Company
Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Buckle Down was founded in 1982 and is one of the nation's leading publishers of test preparation materials for high-stakes state tests.
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$27
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$11
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closed 1/12/2016 via Market Wire

Hobsons Inc., acquired PAR Framework, Inc.

synopsis: Hobsons, the leading provider of college and career readiness, enrollment management, and student success solutions, announced the acquisition of the PAR Framework, Inc. PAR, a national membership collaborative, helps colleges, universities, and higher education systems use data to improve retention and postsecondary success.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons helps students identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to educational opportunities, and reach their education and life goals. They enable educational institutions to improve college and career planning, admissions and enrollment management, and advising. "
target: PAR Framework, Inc.
PAR is a national membership collaborative offering higher education stakeholders a unique multi-institutional perspective on using big data to help at-risk students stay in school and reach their educational goals. PAR is known for its published data definitions and student success frameworks.
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

GreatSchools Inc., acquired Schoolie

synopsis: GreatSchools, the Oakland, California-based nonprofit organization committed to empowering parents to get a great education for their children, announced its acquisition of Schoolie, the education technology company which has pioneered the collection of in-depth, public school-level data on access to academic courses and school program information.
buyer: GreatSchools Inc.
GreatSchools is the leading national nonprofit empowering parents to improve educational opportunities for their child. GreatSchools trusted ratings and school quality information help parents find the right school for their family and take action to improve schools in their communities. "
target: Schoolie
Schoolie is the education technology company which has pioneered the collection of in-depth, public school-level data on access to academic courses and school program information.
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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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announced 5/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire GL Education Group

synopsis: Investcorp has announced that it has agreed to the sale of GL Education to private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. The company’s integrated suite of assessments is used to measure children’s ability, track their progress in key subjects, and diagnose underlying factors affecting learning.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP") is a private investment firm that has managed approximately $7.5 billion of institutional capital since its inception. LLCP invests in middle market companies located in the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: GL Education Group
GL Education is a leading provider of educational assessments globally. The company’s integrated suite of assessments is used to measure children’s ability, track their progress in key subjects, and diagnose underlying factors affecting learning.
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closed 2/11/2016 via PR Web

Certica Solutions, acquired Academic Benchmarks

synopsis: Certica Solutions, provider of K-12 education content and data management solutions, announced that it has acquired Academic Benchmarks, the market-leading data service for K-12 academic standards. The Academic Benchmarks offering includes data and data relationships for more than 3.5 million local, state and international standards.
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica Solutions provides education technology platform, content and data solutions which enable K-12 educators and administrators to improve instructional and organizational performance. Certica partners with a diverse network of education technology companies, publishers and assessment providers."
target: Academic Benchmarks
Academic Benchmarks is a provider of academic standards and learning resource metadata to the leading content publishers, assessment providers, education technologies, and learning platforms for K-12 education. They have built an portfolio of industry clients and valuable intellectual property.
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closed 3/19/2012 via Company Press Release

Investcorp, acquired GL Education Group

synopsis: Investcorp, the alternative investments specialist, announced that it has acquired GL Education Group, formerly Granada Learning Group, the leading UK provider of non-regulated pupil and school assessment solutions for primary and secondary schools, from Veronis Suhler Stevenson.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$465.00)
Investcorp is a global investment group with offices in London, New York and Bahrain. The firm has five lines of business: private equity investment, global hedge fund, technology investment, real estate investment, and Gulf growth capital. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: GL Education Group
Based in London, GL Education Group, formerly Granada Learning, provides assessment products and services used by teachers to measure students' core abilities and to take decisions about their learning paths. The company comprises two business units: GL Assessment and GL Performance.
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closed 1/11/2010 via BNC Analysis

Pearson plc, acquired Assessment Training Institute

synopsis: Pearson Plc acquired the Assessment Training Institute, which provides professional development programs, conferences and seminars, school improvement professional services, interactive training videos, instructional DVDs, train-the- trainer programs, school leadership seminars, and on- site consulting and training services.
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: Educational Testing Service
target: Assessment Training Institute
Assessment Training Institute (ATI) helps teachers improve student achievement by integrating student-involved classroom assessment into day-to-day instruction.
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closed 6/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Touchstone Applied Science Associates, acquired Questar Educational Systems

synopsis: Touchstone Applied Science Associates, Inc. announced today it has acquired the larger, privately-held Questar Educational Systems, Inc. of Apple Valley, MN in a cash and stock transaction initially valued at $20 million with the opportunity to reach $32.5 million based on performance milestones.
buyer parent: Camden Partners Holdings, LLC
buyer: Touchstone Applied Science Associates (OTCPK:QUSA:$38.69)
Questar Educational Systems, Inc. provides educational assessment programs for the educational assessment industry in the United States. It provides solutions to the state and local education agencies and their testing programs. "
target: Questar Educational Systems
Questar Educational Systems was incorporated in 2000 to meet the growing demand for quality products and services and the timely delivery of those products and services to support statewide educational assessment programs.
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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 12/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Transom Capital Group, acquired Scantron Corporation

synopsis: Transom Capital Group, an operations-focused middle-market private equity firm, has acquired Scantron Corporation, a global technology and services driven company whose experts provide comprehensive assessment and technology solutions. Scantron is a widely recognized brand world-wide with a history in delivering quality, accuracy, and reliability.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
target parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
target: Scantron Corporation
Scantron Corporation is a global, diversified company that empowers growth through intelligent, mission-critical assessment, technology, and data capture solutions for business, education, certification, and government clients around the world.
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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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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
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$80
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1.8x
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announced 5/1/2019 via BusinessWire

McGraw-Hill Education will be merged with Cengage Learning,

synopsis: McGraw-Hill and Cengage announced that they will combine in an all-stock merger on equal terms. The company will be led by Michael E. Hansen, currently CEO of Cengage. McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences. The combined company will be named McGraw Hill.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals drive results. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives.
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closed 3/22/2013 via PR Newswire

Apollo Global Management, acquired McGraw-Hill Education

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies completed the sale of its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$1,816.74)
Apollo Global Management, LLC is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. They focus their investments in areas where they can capitalize upon their integrated platform. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
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$2,223
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$371
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1.1x
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6.9x
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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closed 2/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Certica Solutions, purchased Formative Assessment Item Bank from Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)

synopsis: Certica Solutions announced that the company has acquired the Formative Assessment Item Bank line of business from Northwest Evaluation Association. The Item Bank contains over 82,500 standards-based items that have been written or aligned to the Common Core State Standards, state learning standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica Solutions provides data management and assessment solutions to K-12 schools, districts and educational service agencies, giving administrators and educators the ability to easily analyze, track and improve performance through better use of student, school and teacher data. "
seller: Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)
Formative Assessment Item Bank of Northwest Evaluation Association contains over 82,500 standards-based items that have been written or aligned to the Common Core State, state learning and the Next Generation Science Standards. It also includes the Item Bank content management application.
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announced 4/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), will acquire Children's Progress

synopsis: Northwest Evaluation Association announced that it will acquire Children's Progress, Inc., a New York-based adaptive assessment and reporting firm with a focus on pre-K – 3rd grade students.
buyer: Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)
Northwest Evaluation Association is a non-profit organization that offers educational consulting services. The company provides computer based assessments, classrooms resources and reporting, consulting, research, and professional training and development services. "
target: Children's Progress
Children’s Progress is an award-winning educational technology company based in New York City. It specializes in the development of engaging computer-adaptive programs for young children that help educators pinpoint how to best challenge and support each child.
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closed 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Certica Solutions, acquired TE21

synopsis: Certica Solutions, provider of the Certica Connect™ edtech platform-as-a-service, announced that it has acquired TE21, provider of the CASE Benchmark Assessments. TE21 is an education company that provides assessment, intervention, professional development, and education improvement to K-12 schools.
buyer parent: New Harbor Capital
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica owns the Certica Connect platform which provides application interoperability and centralized integration, access and enrichment of education data, metadata and content. They partner with a diverse network of K-12 vendors, as well as publishers, and learning content and assessment providers."
target: TE21
TE21 is an education company that provides assessment, intervention, professional development, and education improvement to K-12 schools. Using CASE Benchmark Assessments, they partner with their customers to advance their student’s academic achievement through predictive benchmark assessments.
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closed 6/26/2017 via PR Web

Certica Solutions, acquired Unbound Concepts

synopsis: Certica Solutions, provider of the Certica Connect™ edtech platform-as-a-service (PaaS), announced the acquisition of Baltimore-based Unbound Concepts, innovator of the Artifact™ application which provides educators, librarians, readers and curriculum buyers with a better way to search, browse and discover books.
buyer parent: New Harbor Capital
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica is the innovator of the Certica Connect™ platform-as-a-service which provides application interoperability and centralized integration, access and enrichment of education data, metadata and content. "
target: Unbound Concepts
Baltimore-based Unbound Concepts is the innovator of the Artifact™ application which provides educators, librarians, readers and curriculum buyers with a better way to search, browse and discover books. Artifact embodies a unique taxonomy of over 700 terms.
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closed 8/8/2016 via PE Hub

Certica Solutions, acquired Educuity

synopsis: Certica Solutions, provider of the Certica Connect™ education technology Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), announced that it has acquired Educuity, experts in the delivery of Ed-Fi® services, technology and data architecture for state and local education agencies.
buyer parent: New Harbor Capital
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica Solutions provides education technology platform, content and data solutions which enable K-12 educators and administrators to improve instructional and organizational performance. Certica partners with a diverse network of education technology companies, publishers and assessment providers."
target: Educuity
Educuity partners with state and local education agencies to effectively apply Ed-Fi® technology, an education data standard and tool suite, to modernize data infrastructures, deploy data dashboards and visualizations, and implement data-driven education processes that improve student outcomes.
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closed 2/17/2016 via Company Press Release

New Harbor Capital, acquired Certica Solutions

synopsis: Chicago-based private equity firm New Harbor Capital has completed a majority equity investment in Certica Solutions, a provider of K-12 data management software and education content solutions, in conjunction with Certica’s acquisition of Academic Benchmarks, the market-leading data service for K-12 academic standards.
buyer: New Harbor Capital
New Harbor Capital is a growth-focused private equity firm that understands the value of true collaboration. New Harbor works with business owners and management teams to pursue accelerated growth. They seek to invest in business services companies that offer an opportunity for them to add value. "
target: Certica Solutions
Certica Solutions provides education technology platform, content and data solutions which enable K-12 educators and administrators to improve instructional and organizational performance. Certica partners with a diverse network of education technology companies, publishers and assessment providers.
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closed 2/11/2016 via PR Web

Certica Solutions, acquired Academic Benchmarks

synopsis: Certica Solutions, provider of K-12 education content and data management solutions, announced that it has acquired Academic Benchmarks, the market-leading data service for K-12 academic standards. The Academic Benchmarks offering includes data and data relationships for more than 3.5 million local, state and international standards.
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica Solutions provides education technology platform, content and data solutions which enable K-12 educators and administrators to improve instructional and organizational performance. Certica partners with a diverse network of education technology companies, publishers and assessment providers."
target: Academic Benchmarks
Academic Benchmarks is a provider of academic standards and learning resource metadata to the leading content publishers, assessment providers, education technologies, and learning platforms for K-12 education. They have built an portfolio of industry clients and valuable intellectual property.
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closed 2/23/2015 via BusinessWire

Certica Solutions, purchased Formative Assessment Item Bank from Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)

synopsis: Certica Solutions announced that the company has acquired the Formative Assessment Item Bank line of business from Northwest Evaluation Association. The Item Bank contains over 82,500 standards-based items that have been written or aligned to the Common Core State Standards, state learning standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica Solutions provides data management and assessment solutions to K-12 schools, districts and educational service agencies, giving administrators and educators the ability to easily analyze, track and improve performance through better use of student, school and teacher data. "
seller: Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)
Formative Assessment Item Bank of Northwest Evaluation Association contains over 82,500 standards-based items that have been written or aligned to the Common Core State, state learning and the Next Generation Science Standards. It also includes the Item Bank content management application.
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closed 6/8/2011 via BusinessWire

Certica Solutions, acquired dataMetrics Software Inc.

synopsis: Certica Solutions, a leading provider of P-12 education performance management solutions, announced that it has acquired the business and assets of dataMetrics Software, the provider of TestWiz™, a prominent student assessment application suite.
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica Solutions provides performance management solutions to P-12 school districts, giving district administrators and school staff the easy ability to analyze, track and improve performance through better use of student, school and teacher data. "
target: dataMetrics Software Inc.
dataMetrics Software, Inc. is a privately-held Massachusetts company specializing in testing-related software for educational institutions. It allows school districts to improve instruction and assess teacher effectiveness by analyzing multiple student assessments simultaneously.
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closed 2/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, purchased DataSense from BrightBytes

synopsis: Microsoft, a leading software corporation, has acquired DataSense from BrightBytes, a learning analytics organization. DataSense is a leading IPaaS solution for education solution providers and U.S. school districts. DataSense provides a comprehensive data management solution that allows users to collect data from a variety of systems.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$125,843.00)
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. "
seller: BrightBytes
BrightBytes' DataSense is a data Integration Platform as a Service (IPaaS) solution for education solution providers and U.S. school districts. DataSense provides a data management solution that allows users to collect data from a variety of systems. BrightBytes is a learning analytics organization.
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closed 2/17/2016 via Company Press Release

New Harbor Capital, acquired Certica Solutions

synopsis: Chicago-based private equity firm New Harbor Capital has completed a majority equity investment in Certica Solutions, a provider of K-12 data management software and education content solutions, in conjunction with Certica’s acquisition of Academic Benchmarks, the market-leading data service for K-12 academic standards.
buyer: New Harbor Capital
New Harbor Capital is a growth-focused private equity firm that understands the value of true collaboration. New Harbor works with business owners and management teams to pursue accelerated growth. They seek to invest in business services companies that offer an opportunity for them to add value. "
target: Certica Solutions
Certica Solutions provides education technology platform, content and data solutions which enable K-12 educators and administrators to improve instructional and organizational performance. Certica partners with a diverse network of education technology companies, publishers and assessment providers.
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closed 11/3/2011 via PR Newswire

DataCation, acquired Data Driven Classroom, Inc.

synopsis: CaseNEX is announcing the acquisition of California-based Data Driven Classroom, Inc., a provider of a suite of performance data analysis tools used by educators in West Coast public schools. CaseNEX plans to integrate Data Driven Classroom, Inc.'s tools into its fast-growing education software product, DataCation.
buyer parent: CaseNEX, LLC
buyer: DataCation
DataCation offers an array of tools to help schools break down complex student data to inform and support instruction, professional development, curriculum planning, accountability, and policy. "
target: Data Driven Classroom, Inc.
Data Driven Classroom, Inc. is a provider of a suite of performance data analysis tools used by educators in West Coast public schools. It provides small and large K-12 school districts with an affordable, powerful assessment system and data warehousing platform.
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closed 6/29/2017 via PR Web

BrightBytes, acquired Authentica Solutions

synopsis: BrightBytes, a learning analytics organization, announced the acquisition of Authentica Solutions, the developer of DataSense, an education data Integration Platform as a Service (IPaaS). Authentica partners with the top enterprise solutions in edtech to help educators at every organizational level meet data management requirements.
buyer: BrightBytes
BrightBytes is a learning analytics organization that translates complex analysis and educational research into fast actions that drive student learning. Their flagship platform, Clarity, measures modern learning outcomes and provides visualized results that are educative, engaging, and actionable. "
target: Authentica Solutions
Authentica Solutions is an education data management company providing data driven software solutions with a core focus on K-12 Data Integration, Centralized Data Management, Education Analytics, and Custom EdTech Solutions.
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closed 9/20/2017 via PR Web

IO Education, acquired eSchoolData, LLC

synopsis: IO Education, a market leader in helping educators use data to improve student outcomes, has acquired eSchoolData, a provider of student and data management solutions for K-12 school districts. eSchoolData's comprehensive, web-based solution features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, data analytics capabilities, and more.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: IO Education
IO Education is on a mission to empower educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They focus on developing innovative solutions that break down data silos and improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency. "
target: eSchoolData, LLC
eSchoolData provides a web-based Student Management System that features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, a transportation management module, data analytics capabilities, and more. eSchoolData gives schools the power to turn data into knowledge and knowledge into informed decisions.
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closed 1/10/2010 via Company Press Release

Edline LLC, acquired SchoolFusion

synopsis: The assets of SchoolFusion, a leading provider of website and communication solutions for K-12 education, have been acquired by Edline LLC, a portfolio company of Providence Equity. SchoolFusion’s user-friendly website tools empower teachers and administrators to easily create and maintain content rich school and classroom pages.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Edline LLC
Edline is the K12 Web site/portal solution that enables secure parent access to grades, attendance, homework, and other private information. Edline generates teacher web pages, provides group calendaring, virtual file storage, and parental email alerts as part of their web communication platform. "
target: SchoolFusion
SchoolFusion is a leading provider of website and communication solutions for K-12 education. Its customized web tools connect teachers, students and parents by empowering districts to communicate more effectively.
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closed 11/19/2014 via PR Web

Books International Inc., acquired Cloud View Technologies LLC

synopsis: Books International, Inc., a provider of fulfillment services to publishers around the world, announced acquisition of the majority equity in Cloud View Technologies. They offer cloud-based, secure suite of web applications used for eBook fulfillment, digital content delivery, and title management.
buyer: Books International Inc.
Books International, a family owned and operated company, has provided fulfillment services to publishers around the world from the company headquarters in Dulles, VA. BI processes and ships over $200,000,000 of orders per year on behalf of independent publishers and distribution clients. "
target: Cloud View Technologies LLC
Cloud View Technologies is a software developer of digital delivery platforms for publishers, independent authors, and instructors seeking to digitize and deliver custom course materials.
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Volaris Group Inc., acquired The Alpha School System PTY LTD

synopsis: Volaris Group announced that it has acquired The Alpha School System PTY LTD (“TASS”) of Brisbane, Australia. The company provides mission-critical School Information Systems (“SIS”) to K-12 independent and Catholic schools throughout Australia.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target: The Alpha School System PTY LTD
Founded in 1988, The Alpha School System PTY LTD's (TASS’) Web accessible solutions help to connect all key stakeholders – parents, teachers and students – across the school community.
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closed 11/11/2015 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired InfoSnap, Inc.

synopsis: PowerSchool has purchased InfoSnap, the leading provider of cloud-based Online Registration Management and School Choice / Lottery solutions for K-12 public, private and charter schools. The acquisition cements a long-established, successful partnership between two market leaders and will allow InfoSnap and PowerSchool to grow more rapidly.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the most widely-used Student Information System, serving more than 40 million users including teachers, parents, students and administrators in more than 70 countries. PowerSchool plays a central role in K12 education, serving as the hub of customers’ education ecosystems. "
target: InfoSnap, Inc.
InfoSnap, Inc. is the leading provider of cloud-based registration management systems, including online Application, Admissions, School Choice/Lottery, New Student Enrollment and Returning Student Registration, and Staff Registration, designed for Pre K-12 independent, charter, and public schools.
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closed 6/18/2014 via Company Press Release

Blackbaud, Inc., acquired WhippleHill Communications

synopsis: Blackbaud, a leading provider of nonprofit software and services, announced the acquisition of WhippleHill Communications, Inc., a New Hampshire-based software company that exclusively serves K12 private schools through its innovative, cloud-based solutions.
buyer: Blackbaud, Inc. (BLKB:$807.42)
Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. "
target: WhippleHill Communications
WhippleHill provides cloud-based solutions to private schools. They streamline communications, enhance learning, connect people, manage enrollment, and increase efficiency so schools can focus on what really matters – student living and learning.
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$35
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Harris School Solutions, acquired JR3 Education Associates, LP

synopsis: Harris School Solutions, the premier provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, charter schools, and Continuing Education programs across North America, has acquired JR3 Education Associates, the creator of an innovative software that combines a School Business Management system with a Student Information system, all in a single solution.
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: JR3 Education Associates, LP
JR3 offers educational management systems for school districts. Their WebSmart software is a web-based, easy to use system to track students and handle the school’s business office functions. Their JDox software lets school districts access digital documents from their desktops.
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closed 4/3/2019 via PR Newswire

Hoonuit, acquired Mizuni, Inc.

synopsis: Hoonuit, a leading provider of data management and professional learning solutions, announced the acquisition of Texas-based Mizuni, a provider of data integration and data warehouse solutions with a long successful history in helping K-12 districts in Texas, Oklahoma, and other states manage their data.
buyer parent: Renovus Capital
buyer: Hoonuit
Hoonuit provides educators with the tools needed to take informed, impactful action. Through solutions that provide intuitive analytics and personalized professional development, Hoonuit fuels teacher, staff and student success. "
target: Mizuni, Inc.
Mizuni, Inc. provides a k12 big data platform that streamlines district data to help schools make better decisions and set students on their unique path to success. They have a long successful history in helping K12 districts in Texas, Oklahoma, and other states through managing their data.
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closed 7/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Atomic Learning, Inc., acquired VersiFit Technologies

synopsis: Education's trusted training leader Atomic Learning announced it has acquired data warehousing and analytics provider Versifit Technologies. Versifit Technologies empowers educators, principals, and administration with high-quality and easy to use reporting and analytic tools.
buyer parent: Renovus Capital
buyer: Atomic Learning, Inc.
Originally founded by educators, Atomic Learning understands the unique challenges schools, districts, colleges and universities face with technology, and is dedicated to providing high-quality solutions that help make meaningful use of technology to impact teaching, learning and life. "
target: VersiFit Technologies
Versifit Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end data warehousing and analytic reporting solutions to school districts throughout the United States. In 1998, VersiFit Technologies created Edvantage™ because schools wanted to do more with their data.
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announced 5/15/2019 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Kinderlime

synopsis: Procare Software, a global leader in child care management solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kinderlime Inc., a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Kinderlime
Kinderlime Inc. is a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions. By simplifying licensing paperwork, attendance, parent billing, staffing and parent connections, Kinderlime has operationalized over 5,000 schools nationwide.
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announced 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Transaction Services Group, will acquire Xplor Australia

synopsis: Transaction Services Group (TSG), a global leader in revenue management solutions, will acquire Xplor, a leading Australian ed-tech company focused on child care services. Xplor's SaaS platform and mobile solutions help child care centres to easily manage and automate all aspects of their operations.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Transaction Services Group
TSG is a global provider of integrated software and payment solutions to the health & wellness and childcare sectors. TSG helps gyms, community clubs, and childcare centres manage their members and customer, driving member retention and revenue performance while reducing costs. "
target: Xplor Australia
Xplor is a leading Australian ed-tech company focused on child care services. Xplor offers a range of products for supporting administrators, educators and parents. Their SaaS platform and mobile solutions help child care centres to easily manage and automate all aspects of their operations.
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announced 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Advent International, will acquire Transaction Services Group

synopsis: Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Transaction Services Group (“TSG”), a leading provider of business management software and integrated payments solutions to the Health & Fitness and Childcare verticals.
buyer: Advent International
Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors. As of December 31, 2018, the firm had $36 billion (€31 billion) in assets under management, which does not include the $17.5 billion (€15.6 billion) raised for GPE IX. "
target: Transaction Services Group
Transaction Services Group (TSG) is a leading global revenue management solutions company that provides business management software, integrated payments, and value-added services to clients around the globe.
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closed 8/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Russmedia International AG, acquired Little Bird GmbH

synopsis: Russmedia International AG, an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe, has acquired a majority stake in Little Bird, a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services.
buyer parent: Russ Media
buyer: Russmedia International AG
Founded in 2017, Russmedia International AG is an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe. They support entrepreneurs throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. The company also manages the digital businesses of the Russmedia Group. "
target: Little Bird GmbH
Little Bird is a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services. Their solutions allows parents to find childcare services that suits their needs and childcare service providers to more efficiently manage their business.
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announced 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC

synopsis: Procare Software (Procare), a global leader in child care management solutions, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC, a leading online Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of dynamic operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities, school districts and community education centers.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Cirrus Group LLC
Cirrus Group LLC is a SaaS provider of operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities and school districts. Cirrus Group's solutions enable their clients to manage their enrollment, participant payments, staff scheduling and government compliancy requirements.
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closed 3/21/2012 via Company Press Release

Perceptive Software, Inc., acquired Nolij Corporation

synopsis: Perceptive Software, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise content management software, has acquired Nolij Corporation, a prominent provider of Web-based imaging, document management and workflow solutions for the higher education market.
buyer parent: Lexmark International, Inc.
buyer: Perceptive Software, Inc.
Perceptive Software, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise content management software that helps organizations easily manage the entire lifecycle of their documents and content, simplifying their business processes, and fueling greater operational efficiency. "
target: Nolij Corporation
Nolij Corporation is the leading provider of higher education focused document imaging and workflow solutions and is the recognized leader in providing data integration middle-ware technology to the higher education customer.
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$32
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closed 10/1/2010 via PR Newswire

The Access Network Company, acquired College Media Network

synopsis: The Access Network Company announced that it will take over operations of College Media Network. College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million people.
buyer: The Access Network Company
The Access Network(SM) is the premier online city guide content management software platform for premium brands, publishers, and local merchants. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: College Media Network
College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million unique college students and alumni each month.
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