Like Xiamen NetinNet Software Co., Ltd.

announced 3/23/2016 via PR Newswire

China Distance Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Xiamen NetinNet Software Co., Ltd.

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited, a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Xiamen NetinNet Software, a leading learning simulation software provider specializing in practical accounting-related learning solutions for China's college market.
buyer: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. Their courses are designed to help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance job skills. "
target: Xiamen NetinNet Software Co., Ltd.
Xiamen NetinNet provides learning simulation software tailored for China's college market, and offers a suite of accounting-related learning products. Xiamen NetinNet is one of the leading providers of practical accounting-related learning solutions in China's college market.
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announced 7/15/2013 via Company Press Release

Civica Group PLC, will acquire Corero Resource

synopsis: Corero Network Security plc has announced that it has entered into a conditional agreement to sell its subsidiary, Corero Business Systems to Civica UK Limited. Corero Business Systems Ltd. develops modular accounting, management information system, and business management software solutions for academies, schools and other businesses.
buyer parent: OMERS Private Equity
buyer: Civica Group PLC
Civica is an international market leader in specialist systems and business process services for organizations. They apply software, cloud-based services and outsourcing to facilitate a wide range of business processes. "
target parent: Corero Network Security plc
target: Corero Resource
Corero Resource is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of financial management software to academies, schools and businesses.
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closed 1/23/2013 via Company Press Release

Account Control Technology, acquired Diamond D, Inc.

synopsis: Account Control Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce it has expanded its capabilities through the acquisition of Diamond D, Inc., a data management software company serving education clients.
buyer: Account Control Technology
Account Control Technology is a national leader in providing debt management solutions for education, government and consumer entities. The company serves clients nationwide from four existing office locations: Bakersfield, California; Canoga Park, California; Mason, Ohio; and San Angelo, Texas. "
target: Diamond D, Inc.
Diamond D sells software to schools to help them with accounting, programming, training, marketing and computer/network technical support.
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closed 9/4/2014 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems Inc., acquired TouchNet Information Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation's largest payment processors and leading provider of merchant business solutions, announced that the Company has completed the acquisition of TouchNet Information Systems, Inc., an integrated commerce solutions provider to higher-education institutions.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, mobile commerce, e-commerce, marketing solutions, security technology, payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 275,000 business and educational locations nationwide. "
target: TouchNet Information Systems, Inc.
Since 1989, TouchNet has been a pioneer in delivering innovative payment solutions for Higher Education. Colleges and universities have relied on TouchNet to unify and secure payment and related business transactions throughout the campus enterprise.
price ($mm)[EV]
$361 [$333]
rev ($mm)
$70
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
5.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.5x
announced 4/15/2008 via PR Newswire

Higher One, Inc., will purchase EduCard, LLC from Evisions Inc.

synopsis: Higher One announced that it has agreed to acquire the assets of EduCard, LLC, an affiliate of software developer Evisions. EduCard, LLC utilizes the Evisions Intellecheck technology to provide colleges and universities with paperless payment solutions through Intellecard -- a stored value card.
buyer: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One provides higher education institutions and their students with efficient, convenient and easy-to-use solutions to handle financial disbursements. These include: student refunds, on-campus and community purchases, payroll and employee expenses, as well as the collection of payments. "
seller: Evisions Inc.
Evisions serves the Higher Education community. They currently have 900 Higher Education Institutions worldwide utilizing their products and services. Their enterprise suite includes payment processing technology, document enhancement and output tools, as well as a robust reporting solution.
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closed 5/2/2018 via PR Web

Billhighway, acquired GreekBill

synopsis: Billhighway has acquired greekbill to create a partnership that expands and enhances the financial services and technology offered to the Greek community. Since their founding, Billhighway and greekbill have both built powerful technology platforms to support fraternal organizations.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Billhighway
Billhighway is a leader in simplifying chapter finances for fraternity and sorority organizations. They help chapters take control of their finances to increase visibility across the entire organization, increase revenue and collections, all while saving the organization time and resources. "
target: GreekBill
GreekBill is a leading internet application company catering to the Greek market to assist them with their financial and communications needs. They provide fraternities and sororities nationwide with billing, collections, online payment processing, budgeting, alumni donation web pages and more.
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closed 11/5/2012 via BusinessWire

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired CPAexcel

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of content and workflow solutions supporting research; professional development; and education, announced that it has acquired Efficient Learning Systems (ELS), Inc, an e-learning system provider in areas like professional finance and accounting.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. "
target: CPAexcel
Efficient Learning Systems, Inc. is a leader in computer-based exam review for students. As producers of CPAexcel CPA Exam Review, it produces online test preparation platforms that enrich the learning experience through the use of a unique presentation system.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
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3.4x
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closed 9/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Innovative Solutions Group, acquired Educational Services & Products, LLC

synopsis: Innovative Solutions Group Cos., LLC has completed its purchase of the assets of Educational Services & Products, LLC and taken over all of the company's operations.
buyer: Innovative Solutions Group
Innovative Solutions Group Cos., LLC is an investment corporation soley owned and managed by Jack Goldenberg. "
target: Educational Services & Products, LLC
Educational Services & Products, LLC (ESP) is the fastest growing School District Medicaid Billing Agent in the country. ESP has also developed the Student Tracking And Reporting System a state-of-the-art, Web-based management information system for School Districts’ Special Education programs.
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closed 10/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Tyler Technologies, Inc., acquired Windsor Management Group, LLC

synopsis: Tyler Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions, announced that it has acquired Windsor Management Group, L.L.C., which provides an integrated suite of financial and human capital management solutions to the K-12 education market through its flagship product, Infinite Visions® enterprise software.
buyer: Tyler Technologies, Inc. (TYL:$1,442.04)
Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to enable the public sector–cities, counties, schools and other government entities–to become more efficient, more accessible, and more responsive. "
target: Windsor Management Group, LLC
Windsor Management Group, LLC provides an integrated suite of financial and human capital management solutions to the K-12 education market through its flagship product, Infinite Visions® enterprise software and iVisions™ Web Portal.
price ($mm)[EV]
$24 [$16]
rev ($mm)
$12
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1.4x
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closed 2/14/2005 via PR Newswire

VerticalBuyer, Inc., merged with Computer Software Innovations, Inc.

synopsis: VerticalBuyer, Inc. announced that it has completed its anticipated merger with Computer Software Innovations, Inc., a South Carolina corporation. CSI, organized in 1989 and privately held, develops proprietary fund accounting software applications and provides network integration solutions for local governments and education institutions.
buyer: VerticalBuyer, Inc.
VerticalBuyer, a Delaware corporation, has been maintained as a corporate shell since it discontinued operations in September 2001. It is publicly held and reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission under Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as will the merged entity. By mer "
target: Computer Software Innovations, Inc. (CSWI:$55.05)
Computer Software Innovations, Inc. develops proprietary fund accounting software applications and provides network integration solutions for local government and education.
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$15
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Noodle, acquired Clark

synopsis: Noodle, an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning, has acquired Clark, a business software solution for tutors. Clark's business management software allows users to schedule new sessions, automatically remind students of upcoming sessions, and handle all client payments.
buyer: Noodle
Noodle is an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning. Through its unbiased data, Noodle connects students with schools, programs, resources, experts and more. Noodle offers unbiased information on more than 700,000 education providers and resources. "
target: Clark
Clark is a business software solution for tutors. Clark provides educators with the tools they need to build successful tutoring businesses. Their business management software allows users to schedule new sessions, automatically remind students of upcoming sessions, and handle all client payments.
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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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closed 11/21/2018 via BusinessWire

KEV Group, acquired TRA, Inc.

synopsis: KEV Group, the leading provider of cash accounting management and online payments software for K-12 schools, announced the acquisition of North Carolina-based TRA, Inc., a company that has developed and provided quality cloud-based school activity fund accounting software and related services for the K-12 school system.
buyer: KEV Group
KEV Group provides online payment, accounting and activity tracking solutions to more than 16,500 schools across North America. KEV Group’s School Cash Suite and SchoolFunds Online products help schools and school boards ensure the security and transparency of student activity funds. "
target: TRA, Inc.
Since 1988, Technology Resource Associates, Inc. (TRA) has developed and provided quality cloud-based school activity fund accounting software and related services for the K-12 school system.
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closed 10/5/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Blackbaud, Inc., acquired SmartTuition

synopsis: Blackbaud, Inc., the leading provider of software and services for the worldwide philanthropic community, announced the acquisition of Smart Tuition. Smart Tuition is a leading provider of payment software and services for private schools and parents.
buyer: Blackbaud, Inc. (BLKB:$922.46)
Blackbaud combines innovative software and services, and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud and on-premise solutions, as well as a resource network that empowers and connects organizations of all sizes. "
target: SmartTuition
Smart Tuition is a leader in providing a robust student billing and payments processing platform through its SaaS school accounts receivables offering. Smart Tuition supports the educational mission of faith based schools, as well as independent private schools across the United States.
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$190
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closed 4/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

EMS LINQ, Inc., acquired Specialized Data Systems, Inc

synopsis: EMS LINQ INC (LINQ), the premier K-12 technology company in the U.S., announced the acquisition of Specialized Data Systems, a company that provides cloud-based financial management solutions and services to school administrators.
buyer: EMS LINQ, Inc.
LINQ delivers a platform of fully-integrated solutions to help K-12 school districts manage their operations. LINQ’s platform includes solutions for finance & human resources, nutrition management, digital payments, school and district websites, custom forms including student registration, and more."
target: Specialized Data Systems, Inc
Specialized Data Systems provides cloud-based financial management solutions and services to school administrators. From accounts payable and bookkeeping to managing school employees, SDS adds valuable solutions that empower administrators to easily forecast and plan.
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closed 3/18/2021 via PR Newswire

Sylogist Ltd., acquired Wen-Gage

synopsis: Canada-based Sylogist Ltd. has acquired Municipal Accounting Systems, Inc. (MAS), a provider of student information management and accounting solutions to K-12 public school districts. MAS' Wen-GAGE platform includes advanced budgeting and accounting, comprehensive student information tracking, grading and scheduling, and lunchroom administration.
buyer: Sylogist Ltd. (TSXV:SYZ:$30.53)
Based in Canada, Sylogist is a software company that, through strategic acquisitions, investments, and operations management, provides comprehensive, mission-critical ERP and CRM solutions, including fund accounting, student information systems case management, grant management, payroll, and more. "
target: Wen-Gage
Municipal Accounting Systems is a provider of student information management and accounting solutions to K-12 public school districts. Its Wen-GAGE platform is a SaaS solution that includes advanced budgeting and accounting, student information tracking, grading and scheduling, and more.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
5.1x
EV / EBITDA
8.8x
closed 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

Frontline Education, acquired Accelify, LLC

synopsis: Frontline Education, a leading provider of school administration software for K-12, has acquired Accelify, a company that provides cutting-edge special education management systems designed to facilitate special education program operations and compliance and support accurate and timely Medicaid reimbursement for school districts.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is the leading provider of school administration software, empowering strategic K-12 leaders with the right tools, data and insights to proactively manage human capital, business operations and special education. "
target: Accelify, LLC
Accelify is a leading provider of special education management systems that are designed to help school districts strengthen special education operations and compliance and maximize Medicaid reimbursement.
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closed 8/26/2019 via GlobeNewswire

EMS LINQ, Inc., acquired SchoolFinance

synopsis: EMS LINQ INC, a complete and integrated administrative software solution for K-12 schools and districts, announced it has recently acquired SchoolFinance of Optimal Solutions, Inc., a Michigan-based financial management system for K-12 schools.
buyer: EMS LINQ, Inc.
LINQ delivers a full suite of integrated solutions, including analytics, to help K-12 school districts better manage their operations. LINQ’s platform includes solutions for finance & HR, school and district websites, custom forms including student registration, and document management. "
target parent: Optimal Solutions
target: SchoolFinance
SchoolFinance is a Michigan-based financial management system for K-12 schools. The SchoolFinance software delivers features like general ledger, accounts payable/receiving, budget estimations, payroll, human resources, benefits administration, time and attendance, time clock system and more.
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closed 4/19/2016 via BusinessWire

i3 Verticals, LLC, acquired Esber Cash Register

synopsis: i3 Verticals, a rapidly growing technology and payment processing company, acquired Esber Cash Register (ECR). ECR provides school systems in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania with a cost-effective method to host an online payment program through a secure web-based system which simplifies payment, collection and balancing of funds for school districts.
buyer: i3 Verticals, LLC (IIIV:$152.34)
i3 Verticals, LLC is a technology-centric payment company focused on providing solutions to its clients throughout the U.S. These solutions will help clients improve their operating efficiencies, enhance revenues, and streamline their payment processing functions. "
target: Esber Cash Register
Esber Cash Register provides school systems in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania with a cost-effective method to host an online payment program through a secure web-based system, which simplifies payment, collection and balancing of funds for school districts.
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closed 6/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Kosmos, SAS, acquired ACIA Informatique

synopsis: Kosmos, a French company specializing in the implementation of digital solutions for education, has acquired ACIA Informatique, a French developer of management software for schools. ACIA Informatique's software makes it easier for schools to manage their cafeteria, billing, registrations, infirmary, school IDs, and administration.
buyer: Kosmos, SAS
Founded in 1998, Kosmos is a French company specializing in the implementation of digital solutions for education. The company creates web portals, digital school environments, e-portfolio solutions, resource portals, mobile solutions, and more. "
target: ACIA Informatique
ACIA Informatique is a French developer of management software for schools. Their software makes it easier for schools to manage their cafeteria, billing, registrations, infirmary, school IDs, and administration. Their software is used by 110 French high schools and 150 private schools.
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announced 3/23/2016 via PR Newswire

China Distance Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Xiamen NetinNet Software Co., Ltd.

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited, a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Xiamen NetinNet Software, a leading learning simulation software provider specializing in practical accounting-related learning solutions for China's college market.
buyer: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. Their courses are designed to help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance job skills. "
target: Xiamen NetinNet Software Co., Ltd.
Xiamen NetinNet provides learning simulation software tailored for China's college market, and offers a suite of accounting-related learning products. Xiamen NetinNet is one of the leading providers of practical accounting-related learning solutions in China's college market.
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announced 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Zhengdong Zhu and Baohong Yin, will acquire China Distance Education Holdings Limited

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited, a leading provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China, will have all outstanding ordinary shares acquired by its co-founders Mr. Zhengdong Zhu, chairman of the Board and chief executive officer, and Ms. Baohong Yin, deputy chairman of the Board.
buyer: Zhengdong Zhu and Baohong Yin
Zhengdong Zhu is the co-founder, Chairman of the Board and chief executive officer of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. Baohong Yin is the co-founder and deputy chairm of the board of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. "
target: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China. The courses offered through its websites help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills.
price ($mm)[EV]
$188 [$111]*
rev ($mm)
$224
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$59
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4.8x
announced 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

China Distance Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Ruida Education

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (CDEL), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, will increase its stake in Ruida Education from 40% to 51%. Ruida Education is a Chinese company that provides exam preparation services and products for participants in China's national judicial examination.
buyer: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited (CDEL) is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. Their courses are designed to help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills. "
target: Ruida Education
Ruida Education is a Chinese company that provides exam preparation services and products, including proprietary books and reference materials, for participants in China's national judicial examination. Ruida delivers services and products at six campuses in China and through its online platform.
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announced 3/23/2016 via PR Newswire

China Distance Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Xiamen NetinNet Software Co., Ltd.

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited, a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Xiamen NetinNet Software, a leading learning simulation software provider specializing in practical accounting-related learning solutions for China's college market.
buyer: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. Their courses are designed to help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance job skills. "
target: Xiamen NetinNet Software Co., Ltd.
Xiamen NetinNet provides learning simulation software tailored for China's college market, and offers a suite of accounting-related learning products. Xiamen NetinNet is one of the leading providers of practical accounting-related learning solutions in China's college market.
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closed 8/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

UpGrad, acquired KnowledgeHut

synopsis: Global online higher education provider upGrad has acquired KnowledgeHut, a global EdTech company. Founded in 2011, KnowledgeHut is aimed at equipping the global workforce with the skills of the future through outcome-based immersive learning. With this acquisition, upGrad will have access to KnowledgeHut’s global student pool of 250,000.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: KnowledgeHut
KnowledgeHut is a global ed-tech company. Leveraging an immersive learning experience platform, KnowledgeHut is fundamentally disrupting the way tech is learnt and empowering enterprises with a scalable tech-driven solution to align role-based skill requirements with desired business outcomes.
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closed 8/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astronaut, acquired POPSkul

synopsis: Astronaut, a mobile-first recruitment platform in Indonesia, has acquired POPSkul, an on-demand skill certification platform in Indonesia. POPSkul provides a fast and easy way to get certified. The platform offers online certification tests for English language proficiency, business communications, information technology, and more.
buyer: Astronaut
Astronaut is a mobile-first recruitment platform in Indonesia. Astronaut enables companies to effectively pick candidates from a larger pool of applicants. Their platform allows users to create Q&A sessions with video-selfies and collaborate with their team to decide and make accurate hires. "
target: POPSkul
POPSkul is an on-demand skill certification platform in Indonesia. POPSkul provides a fast and easy way to get certified. The platform offers online certification tests for English language proficiency, business communications, information technology, and more.
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announced 7/20/2021 via Company Press Release

Blackstone Group LP, will acquire Simplilearn

synopsis: Blackstone announced that private equity funds managed by Blackstone have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a controlling stake in Simplilearn Solutions Pvt. Ltd., a leading online learning ‘bootcamp’ based in India offering digital skills training and courses to working professionals all over the world.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$16,433.94)
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. Their asset management businesses, with over $649 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds. "
target: Simplilearn
Simplilearn is the world’s #1 online bootcamp and one of the world’s leading certification training providers. They partner with companies and individuals to address their unique needs, providing training and coaching that helps working professionals achieve their career goals.
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$250
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announced 6/17/2020 via PR Newswire

Zhengdong Zhu and Baohong Yin, will acquire China Distance Education Holdings Limited

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited, a leading provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China, will have all outstanding ordinary shares acquired by its co-founders Mr. Zhengdong Zhu, chairman of the Board and chief executive officer, and Ms. Baohong Yin, deputy chairman of the Board.
buyer: Zhengdong Zhu and Baohong Yin
Zhengdong Zhu is the co-founder, Chairman of the Board and chief executive officer of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. Baohong Yin is the co-founder and deputy chairm of the board of China Distance Education Holdings Limited. "
target: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited is a provider of online education and value-added services for professionals and corporate clients in China. The courses offered through its websites help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills.
price ($mm)[EV]
$188 [$111]*
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$224
EBITDA ($mm)
$59
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closed 1/15/2013 via Reuters

TalentSprint Educational Services, acquired Axiom Academy

synopsis: TalentSprint Educational Services Pvt Ltd has acquired Axiom Academy, an institute specialising in placement training and engineering coaching. It offers a computer-based testing platform on which students can take a number of tests online and get their answers evaluated immediately.
buyer: TalentSprint Educational Services
TalentSprint is a leader in creating skilled and certified professionals for the global industry through fast track SPRINT IT programs, focusing on the Information Technology and Banking sectors. "
target: Axiom Academy
Axiom Academy offers a computer-based testing platform on which students can take a number of tests online and get their answers evaluated immediately.
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closed 12/7/2006 via Company Press Release

Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd., acquired Enlight

synopsis: Knowledge Solutions (UK) Ltd today announced the acquisition of over 30% of the shares of Enlight International AB (publ), a leading, publicly-traded provider of knowledge assurance solutions, for an undisclosed sum. Enlight is listed as ENLI B on the First North public stock exchange in Stockholm.
buyer: Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd.
Knowledge Solutions develops and markets a range of solutions designed to support business process change and the transfer, and management, of knowledge from those who know to those who need to know. "
target: Enlight
Enlight is the largest European provider of online solutions for testing and certification. Over 7 million tests have been taken in more than 60 countries in over 3000 Test Centres using Enlight's solutions, and Enlight has offices in Sweden, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
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closed 3/10/2015 via BusinessWire

PopExpert, acquired Online Marketing Institute

synopsis: popexpert, an online marketplace that makes it easy to learn from experts, announced the acquisition of the Online Marketing Institute, a leader in eLearning for individuals, SMBs and corporations that need to keep up with the accelerating pace of digital transformation.
buyer: PopExpert
PopExpert is a learning marketplace that lets students connect with experts in one-on-one video chats. The site’s premise is simple: users can sign in and search for what they want to learn. "
target: Online Marketing Institute
The Online Marketing Institute (OMI) provides marketing professionals with education and training in today’s most in-demand marketing disciplines. Students can learn proven best practices from real world practitioners and industry thought leaders, at their own pace and completely online.
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announced 10/14/2020 via PR Newswire

SkillSoft Limited, will acquire Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: Skillsoft, the global leader in corporate learning will acquire Global Knowledge. Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions.
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is the global leader in corporate learning, providing the most engaging learner experience and high-quality content. Their mission is to build beautiful technology and engaging content that drives business impact for today's modern enterprise. "
target parent: Rhone Group
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading technology skills training provider, supporting major enterprises and tech professionals with innovative and flexible learning solutions, Anytime, Anyplace, and Anyhow.
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closed 12/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Rhone Group, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners has sold GK Holdings, Inc. ("Global Knowledge"), the largest worldwide corporate training company, to investment funds affiliated with Rhone Capital L.L.C. Global Knowledge is the leading global provider of IT and business skills training, educating over 200,000 corporate professionals across 22,000 class sessions each year.
buyer: Rhone Group
Rhône Group LLC is one of the world’s leading mid-market private equity firms. The company specializes in Merges and Acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalization and partnerships with particular focus on European and Trans- Atlantic investments. "
target parent: MidOcean Partners
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world's leading IT and business skills training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, they provide customers with their choice of convenient class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success.
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closed 10/25/2011 via PR Newswire

MidOcean Partners, acquired Global Knowledge, Inc.

synopsis: MidOcean Partners announced that it has acquired Global Knowledge, a worldwide leader in IT and business skills training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.
buyer: MidOcean Partners
MidOcean Partners is a premier private equity firm focused on the middle market. MidOcean is committed to investing in high quality companies with stable market positions and multiple opportunities for growth in the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
target: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.
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closed 10/2/2017 via Company Press Release

KnowledgeNet merged with Firefly Educate,

synopsis: Firefly announced that it has completed its merger with KnowledgeNet, a Phoenix-based leader in Information Technology Education. KnowledgeNet is known among IT professionals as a leading provider of innovative and high-value online certification training.
buyer: Firefly Educate
Firefly was founded on the premise that education is the foundation of technology adoption. Since 2004 they have trained over 300,000 people in more than 16 different languages. Their core services are Content Development, Instructor-Led and Virtual Training Deliveries for Information Technology. "
target: KnowledgeNet
KnowledgeNet provides IT professionals with online, instructor-led IT Certification training. It is the perfect training solution for IT professional looking to advance their career with professional certifications, increase product knowledge or train for a new hardware or software implementation.
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announced 9/13/2017 via Market Wire

1ExamPrep, will acquire NASCLA Exam Preparation

synopsis: One Exam Prep, a division of ProBility Media Corp., announces that it has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with NASCLA Exam Preparation (Contractor Exam Preps), of Pittsboro, NC. For 20 years, Contractor Exam Preps has prepared students to pass the exam required by the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies ("NASCLA").
buyer parent: ProBility Media Corp.
buyer: 1ExamPrep
Based in Coconut Creek, Florida, One Exam Prep (OEP) offers weekly training classes and certification courses in a wide variety of topics for contractors with continuing education in 22 states with a goal of servicing all 50 states. "
target: NASCLA Exam Preparation
For 20 years, NASCLA Exam Preparation (Contractor Exam Preps) has prepared students to pass the exam required by the National Association of State Contractor Licensing Agencies ("NASCLA").
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closed 12/2/2020 via PR Web

TPC Training, acquired eFoodHandlers

synopsis: TPC Training, the leader in workforce training, performance, and compliance solutions, announced the acquisition of eFoodHandlers, a provider of accredited food safety training to professionals, restaurants, and schools.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: TPC Training
TPC Training is the leader in maintenance, safety, and operator training, with complete solutions for a 21st century workforce to acquire, apply, and adapt essential technical and safety skills. They offer a variety of training methods, including online, live, operator training, and job simulations."
target: eFoodHandlers
eFoodHandlers is a national food safety training provider dedicated to delivering the highest quality eLearning experience to food workers, managers, and alcohol servers. Their interactive, video-based online courses provide food safety content, customized to meet state-specific requirements.
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closed 5/1/2019 via Company Press Release

Gridiron Capital, LLC, acquired Colibri Group

synopsis: Quad-C Management, Inc., a leading middle market private equity firm, announced it has completed the sale of its investment in Colibri Group, a leading national provider of online learning solutions to licensed professionals in regulated end markets, to Gridiron Capital.
buyer: Gridiron Capital, LLC
Headquartered in New Canaan, CT, Gridiron Capital is a private equity investment firm managed by partners who grew up working in and leading family-owned businesses and can offer valuable operating support and experience to middle market companies. "
target parent: Quad-C Management, Inc.
target: Colibri Group
Colibri Group helps millions of licensed professionals manage and advance their careers through online learning solutions for licensing, continuing education and professional development, all powered by their proprietary ColibriConnect technology platform.
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closed 4/13/2022 via PR Newswire

CeriFi, acquired MarkMeldrum.com

synopsis: CeriFi has acquired Ontario-based MarkMeldrum.com, a provider of exam preparation and review materials for levels I, II and III of the Chartered Financial Analyst ("CFA") exam. MarkMeldrum.com prepares CFA candidates globally with a robust set of exam preparation materials, including lecture videos, question banks, practice guides and mock exams.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: CeriFi
CeriFi is a diversified education, training, and certification provider serving professionals across the financial services market. CeriFi covers financial analysis, financial crime, financial planning, risk management, insurance, and securities. "
target: MarkMeldrum.com
Ontario-based MarkMeldrum.com helps candidates prepare to take and pass levels I, II and III of the Chartered Financial Analyst exam. It provides students and professionals around the globe the resources they need to ensure strong outcomes on the exam and success in the financial services industry.
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closed 3/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Tailwind Capital Partners, acquired International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)

synopsis: Tailwind Capital, a middle market private equity firm, has acquired International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), a premier eLearning platform for the fitness and wellness industry. ISSA provides high quality certification programs that help people to achieve their goals. They offer courses for yoga, nutrition, corrective exercise and more.
buyer: Tailwind Capital Partners
Tailwind Capital is a middle-market private equity firm investing in targeted sectors within healthcare, business services, and industrial services. Tailwind partners with management teams and entrepreneurs to transform businesses through growth initiatives, acquisitions, and strategic investments. "
target: International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA)
International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) is a premier eLearning platform for the fitness and wellness industry. ISSA provides high quality certification programs that help people to achieve their goals. They offer courses for yoga, nutrition, corrective exercise, senior fitness, and more.
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closed 7/21/2020 via Company Press Release

We Know Training, acquired Business Career College

synopsis: We Know Training, a provider of online training solutions, announced that it has successfully acquired Business Career College (BCC), Canada’s third largest provider of online training for the financial services and insurance industries.
buyer: We Know Training
We Know Training operates under the business model of delivering training that matters and making online training more accessible, more reliable, and more secure than ever. Over 900 companies and 10 million+ learners have trusted We Know Training with their full-service online training solutions. "
target: Business Career College
Business Career College (BCC) is Canada’s third largest provider of online training for the financial services and insurance industries. Founded in 1997, BCC works with over 300 financial companies across the country delivering numerous training and certification programs.
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closed 3/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Moody's Corporation, acquired RBA International

synopsis: Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired RBA International (RBA), a leading provider of online retail bank training and certifications. Based in London, RBA offers training programs that cover the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed to prepare bankers for the evolving retail banking landscape.
buyer: Moody's Corporation (MCO:$6,218.00)
Moody's is an essential component of the global capital markets, providing credit ratings, research, tools and analysis that contribute to transparent and integrated financial markets. "
target: RBA International
RBA International (RBA) is a leading provider of online retail bank training and certifications. Based in London, RBA offers training programs that cover the breadth and depth of skills and knowledge needed to prepare bankers for the evolving retail banking landscape.
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closed 8/15/2018 via PR Newswire

CeriFi, acquired Pass Perfect

synopsis: CeriFi, a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company, announced the acquisition of Pass Perfect, the leading provider of Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") license exam training to the financial services industry.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: CeriFi
CeriFi, formed in 2017, is a diversified education, training and certification provider serving professionals across the financial services market. CeriFi is a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company. "
target: Pass Perfect
Pass Perfect is a leading provider of FINRA licensing exam training to the financial services industry. Founded in 1988, Pass Perfect has successfully trained over 1 million securities professionals with its proprietary FINRA exam preparation solutions.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Learners Edge, acquired Iteach

synopsis: Learners Edge, a portfolio company of L Squared Capital Partners, has acquired iteach, a nationally accredited provider of alternative educator certification. The iteach program innovated online educator curriculum and helped more than 12,000 individuals get rewarding jobs as educators.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Learners Edge
Learners Edge is a leading direct-to-teacher provider of online professional development, continuing education and master’s degree programs for K-12 teachers. Learners Edge is the largest online direct-to-teacher continuing education provider in the U.S. "
target: Iteach
Texas-based iteach is a nationally accredited provider of alternative educator certification. The iteach program innovated online educator curriculum and helped more than 12,000 individuals get rewarding jobs as educators.
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