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Brainly, acquired OpenStudy

synopsis: Brainly, the world's largest social learning community for students, announced that it has acquired the U.S.'s leading peer-to-peer study help platform, OpenStudy. OpenStudy democratizes academic help and offers an addictive experience through sophisticated game mechanics and analytics.
buyer: Brainly
Brainly is the place to learn, for students, by students. The world's largest social learning community, Brainly.com and the Brainly app bring high school and middle school students together to make learning outside the classroom highly engaging, effective and rewarding. "
target: OpenStudy
OpenStudy democratizes academic help and offers an addictive experience through sophisticated game mechanics and analytics. OpenStudy is a social learning network where students ask questions, give help, and connect with other students studying the same things.
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closed 11/30/2016 via PR Newswire

Dean Drako, acquired LivingTree

synopsis: LivingTree, a K-12 family engagement platform provider, announced that Dean Drako, founder and former CEO of cybersecurity firm Barracuda Networks, has acquired the company. LivingTree's mission is to connect the people who raise, develop, and educate children.
buyer: Dean Drako
Dean Drako is a parallel entrepreneur, investor, and engineer. Drako is founder, president and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, delivering the first on-demand cloud based security and operations video management system (VMS) with both cloud and on-premise recording. "
target: LivingTree
Founded in 2012, LivingTree's mission is to connect the people who raise, develop, and educate children. LivingTree aims to include every member of the community regardless of preferred language or socio-economic status.
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announced 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire TES Global

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners has announced an agreement to acquire Tes Global Group Ltd (“Tes”) from TPG. Tes supports and connects teachers and schools worldwide, helping them improve children’s lives through education. They host a digital community of 11.6m educators, who create and share-teaching resources downloaded up to a million times a day.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is a premier global asset management firm with $30 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence has invested in more than 180 companies and has become a leading equity investment firm. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: TES Global
TES Global is a digital education company. They are home to the world’s largest online community of teachers. They host a global marketplace where educators share and sell original teaching materials; Blendspace, a lesson-building product; and Wikispaces, an open classroom management platform.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wincourse, acquired Mappr Technologies Solution Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Delhi-based education technology firm Wincourse has acquired an 85 per cent stake in Mappr, a networking platform for schools. Mappr connects school administration, teachers, students and parents within and across schools. It allows teachers to give feedback on students’ progress and helps schools go digital.
buyer: Wincourse
Wincourse is an education technology firm run by Delhi-based DCS Certification Pvt. Ltd. Wincourse acts as a location-specific tutor aggregator, it grades tutors on the basis of feedback from former/present students and fellow teachers. "
target: Mappr Technologies Solution Pvt. Ltd.
Mappr Technologies Solutions Pvt. Ltd offers a social networking platform for students, teachers and parents. Teachers can create discussion groups with students and their parents, upload videos, take polls, besides other activities. It also allows parents to network with teachers.
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announced 7/8/2013 via PR Newswire

TPG Capital, will acquire TSL Education Ltd.

synopsis: TSL Education, the global digital education business is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by TPG Capital LLP. TSL Education Limited, a digital education company, owns and operates online platforms for teachers to share education resources.
buyer: TPG Capital
TPG Capital is a leading global private investment firm with $56.7 billion of capital under management. Founded in 1992, TPG specializes in recognizing value – or the potential for value – where others do not. "
target parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners
target: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education.
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closed 5/14/2007 via Company Press Release

Charterhouse Capital Partners, acquired TSL Education Ltd.

synopsis: TSL Education, the UK’s leading educational publisher, today announces that it has been acquired by Charterhouse Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum. Under the arrangement, the existing management team will be staying with the business to drive through TSL’s plans for growth.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse Capital Partners leads and invests in large European buy-outs and has been doing so since the early days of the buy-out market in the 1980's. We believe that our track record and experience combine to make us one of the most successful private equity firms in Europe. "
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education is the UK’s leading educational publisher, and produces the Times Educational Supplement, The Times Higher Education Supplement, and Nursery World Magazine. It also organises awards, conferences and exhibitions for the education sector through its TSL Events group.
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closed 10/3/2005 via BNC Analysis

Exponent Private Equity, acquired TSL Education Ltd.

synopsis: London-based buy-out firm Exponent Private Equity has acquired the TSL Education business from News International. TSL publishes business-to-business newspapers, magazines and websites for the UK education market, including the Times Educational Supplement, the Times Higher Educational Supplement and smaller titles such as Nursery World.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is a private equity firm that invests in UK headquartered businesses. They invest in successful companies with an enterprise value of between £75m-£350m. The firm does this by finding the right companies, identifying their potential and working with great people to develop them. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education.
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closed 8/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Intelius, Inc., acquired Classmates, Inc.

synopsis: Intelius Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, announced that it has completed a strategic investment in Classmates, Inc. Classmates operates the leading online high school reconnection social network in the United States.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Intelius, Inc.
Intelius is an information commerce company founded in 2003 that has become a leader in online people data, delivering comprehensive information about individuals, their histories and their connections to others. "
target parent: United Online, Inc.
target: Classmates, Inc.
Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Classmates operates the leading online social network service in the United States for bringing high school alumni together. Classmates serves over 70 million members and enables its users to find and reconnect with high school friends.
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closed 12/8/2010 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Cramster, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, the number one online textbook rental company, announced that it has acquired Pasadena-based Cramster, the leading social platform providing online homework help. The new service adds to Chegg's popular textbook rental and new course planning services.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$361.18)
Chegg.com is the number one online textbook rental company that has saved students on more than 6,400 campuses nationwide in excess of $240 million. Chegg.com offers students access to a growing catalog of more than 4.2 million titles, a variety of shipping options and free returns. "
target: Cramster, Inc.
Cramster.com brings together students, educators and subject enthusiasts in an online study community. With around-the-clock expert help and a community of over 100,000 knowledgeable members, you can find the help you need, whenever you need it.
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closed 2/4/2009 via PE Hub

Alloy Media + Marketing, acquired Takkle, Inc.

synopsis: Alloy Media + Marketing has acquired Takkle Inc., a New York-based online social network for high school sports. No financial terms were disclosed. Takkle had raised nearly $12 million in VC funding, from firms like Liberty Associated Partners, WMG Investments and Greycroft Partners.
buyer: Alloy Media + Marketing (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target: Takkle, Inc.
TAKKLE, the largest online resource focused on high school athletics, provides a platform and tools for athletes to create player and team profiles, share videos and photos, track and view statistics, and allows students to connect with college coaches and recruiters for advancement opportunities.
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closed 3/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Alloy, Inc., acquired Sconex, Inc.

synopsis: Alloy, Inc., under the banner of Alloy Media + Marketing (AM+M), a pioneer in nontraditional media and marketing, announced it has acquired Sconex, Inc., one of the fastest growing online social networking communities connecting high school students.
buyer: Alloy, Inc. (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target: Sconex, Inc.
Sconex is a vibrant social networking site focused on providing a platform for teens to interact with peers via their high school profiles. Sconex also provides a platform for youth advertisers to connect and communicate with young adults in a meaningful, contextually appropriate way.
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closed 7/1/2013 via Market Wire

Pearson plc, acquired Virtual Nerd, LLC

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, providing educational materials and services and business information through the Financial Times Group, acquired Virtual Nerd. The Virtual Nerd collection of free, online, video tutorials supports 21st Century learning by delivering personalized content to students.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,257.68)
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn. "
target: Virtual Nerd, LLC
Virtual Nerd is a unique, online resource offering students real help in math and science. Students get the essential benefits of private tutoring and access to over a thousand interactive step-by-step video tutorials presented in their patent-pending Dynamic Whiteboard™.
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closed 10/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Elluminate, Inc., acquired LearnCentral

synopsis: Elluminate, Inc., the leading provider web, audio, video and social networking solutions that support 21st century teaching, learning, and collaboration, announced that it has acquired Edtuit, the company that developed the Elluminate-sponsored LearnCentral™ social learning network.
buyer: Elluminate, Inc.
Elluminate, Inc. provides proven, best-in-class web, video, audio, and social networking solutions that support 21st century teaching, learning, and collaboration. Elluminate serves more than 600 million annual web-collaboration minutes to over 7 million teachers and students. "
target: LearnCentral
Edtuit are the developers of LearnCentral, the social learning network for education. LearnCentral combines asynchronous social networking and the ability to store, organize, and find educational resources with live, online meeting and collaboration.
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closed 7/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hike, acquired Pulse (InstaLively)

synopsis: Hike Messenger, a free messaging app that has exchanged over 80 billion messages and has over 100 million users, has acquired Pulse, a social networking app that provides millennials with a full-screen visual streaming experience of colleges around them. Pulse allows users to create & consume engaging localized content relevant to them.
buyer: Hike
hike is a free messaging app. With hike, messaging has never been simpler. Message friends on hike globally and also message those friends who don't have hike installed. The app has over 100 million users. Users have spent over 120 minutes on the app and have exchanged over 40 billion messages. "
target: Pulse (InstaLively)
Pulse is a social networking app that provides millennials with a full-screen visual streaming experience of colleges around them. The app enables users to stay connected with their college and school communities. It allows them to create & consume engaging localized content relevant to them.
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closed 10/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

GroupThreads Inc, acquired oneGreek Inc

synopsis: GroupThreads, the Austin-based startup making collegiate apparel, has acquired oneGreek, a social network exclusively for collegiate fraternity and sorority members. Financial terms weren't disclosed. By acquiring oneGreek and its mobile app, GroupThreads has a wider reach within fraternity and sorority communities.
buyer: GroupThreads Inc
GroupThreads sell tens of thousands of customized apparel and accessories, but their true product is our proprietary web platform. their platform and process addresses the major pain points of buying apparel or bells and whistles in an organization and lets groups move their entire process online. "
target: oneGreek Inc
oneGreek Inc operates a social network for collegiate fraternity and sorority members to accelerate the growth of their business. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Tucson, Arizona.
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closed 11/29/2007 via PR Newswire

SIMEX Technologies, Inc., merged with College Tonight, Inc.

synopsis: College Tonight, Inc., the evolution of collegiate social networking, announced today the completion of its merger with Simex Technologies, Inc. College Tonight is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Simex, whose common stock is traded on the pink sheets.
buyer: SIMEX Technologies, Inc.
SIMEX Technologies, Inc. operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries Remote Business, Inc. (RBI) and SIMEX Digital Solutions, Inc. (SIMEX Digital). RBI is engaged in the design, installation, servicing and monitoring of digital surveillance security systems for business and industry. "
target: College Tonight, Inc.
College Tonight is a social networking and marketing platform, which is designed to promote actual social interactivity among college students. Due to the mobile nature of the site, the service's design is also structured for the mobile user, focusing on nightlife events and social opportunities.
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closed 5/2/2018 via PR Web

Anjar Co. LLC & Becker Associates LLC, acquired FlockU

synopsis: Digital media company FlockU was acquired by Anjar Co. LLC & Becker Associates LLC, a consulting, licensing and brand management agency. FlockU operates a platform that allows “Flockers” on 1,110 college campuses to create edgy, unfiltered, personal stories and create and post videos. FlockU has published over 10,000 text and video stories.
buyer: Anjar Co. LLC & Becker Associates LLC
Anjar Co. LLC & Becker Associates LLC have licensed ~800 children's products and sold nearly $2 billion globally. Anjar & Becker Associates help commercialize IP, offering popular brands, patented products and proprietary concepts for global licensing and distribution. "
target: FlockU
FlockU is a digital and social hub for college students. FlockU owns and operates a platform that allows “Flockers” on 1,110 college campuses to create edgy, unfiltered, personal stories and create and post videos. FlockU has published over 10,000 text and video stories.
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closed 2/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Koofers, acquired Five College Websites

synopsis: Koofers has acquired the assets of five college media properties to augment its nationwide social learning network. The five properties acquired serve the student communities at Michigan State University, University of Georgia, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Middle Tennessee State University and Drexel University.
buyer: Koofers
Koofers is a social learning company transforming higher education through student-driven, intercollegiate collaboration. Founded in 2008, Koofers empowers students to help each other learn by providing open and free access to: course materials, class and professor ratings, study aids and more. "
target: Five College Websites
Five websites serving Michigan State University, University of Georgia, California State Polytechnic University, Middle Tennessee State University and Drexel University consist of over 100,000 professor reviews and ratings, 22 semesters of grade distribution data and 300,000 class discussions.
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closed 8/19/2010 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired CourseRank LLC

synopsis: Chegg.com, the number one online textbook rental company, announced that it has acquired CourseRank, the website that provides college students an easy and convenient way to create and share their course schedule, take classes with their friends, read and write reviews on classes and professors as well as find out how professors grade.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$361.18)
Chegg.com is the number one online textbook rental company that has saved students on more than 6,400 campuses nationwide in excess of $240 million. Chegg.com offers students access to a growing catalog of more than 4.2 million titles, a variety of shipping options and free returns. "
target: CourseRank LLC
CourseRank's scheduling, planning and course review system guides students by arranging relevant course information in an easily accessible display where they can track their progress towards the goal of graduation, mapping courses taken, and grades received.
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closed 4/15/2010 via PE Hub

Primera Capital, purchased a minority stake in Cramster, Inc.

synopsis: Cramster.com, the leading provider of online homework help for college and high school students, announced that it has secured $6M in Series B financing led by Primera Capital. Primera Managing Partner Ori Sasson joins the Cramster board. More than one million students have used Cramster to get unstuck on homework problems.
buyer: Primera Capital
Primera Capital was founded to help entrepreneurs build successful companies. Primera's primary objective is to use our experience and knowledge about marketing and technology to provide the companies in our portfolio with the tools they need to succeed. "
target: Cramster, Inc.
Cramster.com brings together students, educators and subject enthusiasts in an online study community. With around-the-clock expert help and a community of over 100,000 knowledgeable members, you can find the help you need, whenever you need it.
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closed 6/14/2016 via Market Wire

Brainly, acquired OpenStudy

synopsis: Brainly, the world's largest social learning community for students, announced that it has acquired the U.S.'s leading peer-to-peer study help platform, OpenStudy. OpenStudy democratizes academic help and offers an addictive experience through sophisticated game mechanics and analytics.
buyer: Brainly
Brainly is the place to learn, for students, by students. The world's largest social learning community, Brainly.com and the Brainly app bring high school and middle school students together to make learning outside the classroom highly engaging, effective and rewarding. "
target: OpenStudy
OpenStudy democratizes academic help and offers an addictive experience through sophisticated game mechanics and analytics. OpenStudy is a social learning network where students ask questions, give help, and connect with other students studying the same things.
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closed 1/31/2018 via PR Web

Brainly, acquired Bask Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Brainly, the world’s largest peer-to-peer learning platform for students, has acquired Bask, a video learning platform that helps students visually learn and collaborate online. The platform enables short teacher-produced video content to easily be integrated into an array of learning management systems.
buyer: Brainly
Brainly is the place to learn, for students, by students. The world's largest social learning community, Brainly.com and the Brainly app bring high school and middle school students together to make learning outside the classroom highly engaging, effective and rewarding. "
target: Bask Technologies Inc.
Bask is a video learning platform that enables short teacher-produced video content to easily be integrated into an array of learning management systems. The platform allows students to ask questions and receive bite-sized responses from their instructors.
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closed 6/14/2016 via Market Wire

Brainly, acquired OpenStudy

synopsis: Brainly, the world's largest social learning community for students, announced that it has acquired the U.S.'s leading peer-to-peer study help platform, OpenStudy. OpenStudy democratizes academic help and offers an addictive experience through sophisticated game mechanics and analytics.
buyer: Brainly
Brainly is the place to learn, for students, by students. The world's largest social learning community, Brainly.com and the Brainly app bring high school and middle school students together to make learning outside the classroom highly engaging, effective and rewarding. "
target: OpenStudy
OpenStudy democratizes academic help and offers an addictive experience through sophisticated game mechanics and analytics. OpenStudy is a social learning network where students ask questions, give help, and connect with other students studying the same things.
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closed 6/14/2016 via Market Wire

Brainly, acquired OpenStudy

synopsis: Brainly, the world's largest social learning community for students, announced that it has acquired the U.S.'s leading peer-to-peer study help platform, OpenStudy. OpenStudy democratizes academic help and offers an addictive experience through sophisticated game mechanics and analytics.
buyer: Brainly
Brainly is the place to learn, for students, by students. The world's largest social learning community, Brainly.com and the Brainly app bring high school and middle school students together to make learning outside the classroom highly engaging, effective and rewarding. "
target: OpenStudy
OpenStudy democratizes academic help and offers an addictive experience through sophisticated game mechanics and analytics. OpenStudy is a social learning network where students ask questions, give help, and connect with other students studying the same things.
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closed 8/12/2015 via BusinessWire

Intelius, Inc., acquired Classmates, Inc.

synopsis: Intelius Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of H.I.G. Capital, announced that it has completed a strategic investment in Classmates, Inc. Classmates operates the leading online high school reconnection social network in the United States.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Intelius, Inc.
Intelius is an information commerce company founded in 2003 that has become a leader in online people data, delivering comprehensive information about individuals, their histories and their connections to others. "
target parent: United Online, Inc.
target: Classmates, Inc.
Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Classmates operates the leading online social network service in the United States for bringing high school alumni together. Classmates serves over 70 million members and enables its users to find and reconnect with high school friends.
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$30
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closed 12/8/2010 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Cramster, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, the number one online textbook rental company, announced that it has acquired Pasadena-based Cramster, the leading social platform providing online homework help. The new service adds to Chegg's popular textbook rental and new course planning services.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$361.18)
Chegg.com is the number one online textbook rental company that has saved students on more than 6,400 campuses nationwide in excess of $240 million. Chegg.com offers students access to a growing catalog of more than 4.2 million titles, a variety of shipping options and free returns. "
target: Cramster, Inc.
Cramster.com brings together students, educators and subject enthusiasts in an online study community. With around-the-clock expert help and a community of over 100,000 knowledgeable members, you can find the help you need, whenever you need it.
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closed 2/4/2009 via PE Hub

Alloy Media + Marketing, acquired Takkle, Inc.

synopsis: Alloy Media + Marketing has acquired Takkle Inc., a New York-based online social network for high school sports. No financial terms were disclosed. Takkle had raised nearly $12 million in VC funding, from firms like Liberty Associated Partners, WMG Investments and Greycroft Partners.
buyer: Alloy Media + Marketing (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target: Takkle, Inc.
TAKKLE, the largest online resource focused on high school athletics, provides a platform and tools for athletes to create player and team profiles, share videos and photos, track and view statistics, and allows students to connect with college coaches and recruiters for advancement opportunities.
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closed 3/28/2006 via BusinessWire

Alloy, Inc., acquired Sconex, Inc.

synopsis: Alloy, Inc., under the banner of Alloy Media + Marketing (AM+M), a pioneer in nontraditional media and marketing, announced it has acquired Sconex, Inc., one of the fastest growing online social networking communities connecting high school students.
buyer: Alloy, Inc. (ALOY:$0.00)
Alloy, Inc. is a media, marketing services and direct marketing company targeting Generation Y, a key demographic segment comprising the more than 60 million boys and girls in the United States between the ages of 10 and 24. "
target: Sconex, Inc.
Sconex is a vibrant social networking site focused on providing a platform for teens to interact with peers via their high school profiles. Sconex also provides a platform for youth advertisers to connect and communicate with young adults in a meaningful, contextually appropriate way.
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closed 11/30/2016 via PR Newswire

Dean Drako, acquired LivingTree

synopsis: LivingTree, a K-12 family engagement platform provider, announced that Dean Drako, founder and former CEO of cybersecurity firm Barracuda Networks, has acquired the company. LivingTree's mission is to connect the people who raise, develop, and educate children.
buyer: Dean Drako
Dean Drako is a parallel entrepreneur, investor, and engineer. Drako is founder, president and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, delivering the first on-demand cloud based security and operations video management system (VMS) with both cloud and on-premise recording. "
target: LivingTree
Founded in 2012, LivingTree's mission is to connect the people who raise, develop, and educate children. LivingTree aims to include every member of the community regardless of preferred language or socio-economic status.
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closed 11/20/2019 via PR Newswire

IXL Learning, acquired Education.com Inc.

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 8 million students, has acquired Education.com, the leading online education destination serving more than 23 million teachers, parents, and homeschoolers. Education.com offers more than 30,000 digital and printable learning resources for pre-K to 5th grade.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 60 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
target: Education.com Inc.
Education.com is a leading online education destination for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers. The company's early learning platform was designed to be tailored to every child's unique interests and needs and can be accessed across a variety of digital platforms.
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announced 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire TES Global

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners has announced an agreement to acquire Tes Global Group Ltd (“Tes”) from TPG. Tes supports and connects teachers and schools worldwide, helping them improve children’s lives through education. They host a digital community of 11.6m educators, who create and share-teaching resources downloaded up to a million times a day.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is a premier global asset management firm with $30 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence has invested in more than 180 companies and has become a leading equity investment firm. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: TES Global
TES Global is a digital education company. They are home to the world’s largest online community of teachers. They host a global marketplace where educators share and sell original teaching materials; Blendspace, a lesson-building product; and Wikispaces, an open classroom management platform.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wincourse, acquired Mappr Technologies Solution Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Delhi-based education technology firm Wincourse has acquired an 85 per cent stake in Mappr, a networking platform for schools. Mappr connects school administration, teachers, students and parents within and across schools. It allows teachers to give feedback on students’ progress and helps schools go digital.
buyer: Wincourse
Wincourse is an education technology firm run by Delhi-based DCS Certification Pvt. Ltd. Wincourse acts as a location-specific tutor aggregator, it grades tutors on the basis of feedback from former/present students and fellow teachers. "
target: Mappr Technologies Solution Pvt. Ltd.
Mappr Technologies Solutions Pvt. Ltd offers a social networking platform for students, teachers and parents. Teachers can create discussion groups with students and their parents, upload videos, take polls, besides other activities. It also allows parents to network with teachers.
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TPG Capital, will acquire TSL Education Ltd.

synopsis: TSL Education, the global digital education business is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by TPG Capital LLP. TSL Education Limited, a digital education company, owns and operates online platforms for teachers to share education resources.
buyer: TPG Capital
TPG Capital is a leading global private investment firm with $56.7 billion of capital under management. Founded in 1992, TPG specializes in recognizing value – or the potential for value – where others do not. "
target parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners
target: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education.
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$549
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closed 5/14/2007 via Company Press Release

Charterhouse Capital Partners, acquired TSL Education Ltd.

synopsis: TSL Education, the UK’s leading educational publisher, today announces that it has been acquired by Charterhouse Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum. Under the arrangement, the existing management team will be staying with the business to drive through TSL’s plans for growth.
buyer: Charterhouse Capital Partners
Charterhouse Capital Partners leads and invests in large European buy-outs and has been doing so since the early days of the buy-out market in the 1980's. We believe that our track record and experience combine to make us one of the most successful private equity firms in Europe. "
target parent: Exponent Private Equity
target: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education is the UK’s leading educational publisher, and produces the Times Educational Supplement, The Times Higher Education Supplement, and Nursery World Magazine. It also organises awards, conferences and exhibitions for the education sector through its TSL Events group.
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closed 10/3/2005 via BNC Analysis

Exponent Private Equity, acquired TSL Education Ltd.

synopsis: London-based buy-out firm Exponent Private Equity has acquired the TSL Education business from News International. TSL publishes business-to-business newspapers, magazines and websites for the UK education market, including the Times Educational Supplement, the Times Higher Educational Supplement and smaller titles such as Nursery World.
buyer: Exponent Private Equity
Exponent is a private equity firm that invests in UK headquartered businesses. They invest in successful companies with an enterprise value of between £75m-£350m. The firm does this by finding the right companies, identifying their potential and working with great people to develop them. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education.
price ($mm)
$413
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closed 9/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Zinch Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, the social education platform, announced it has acquired Zinch, expanding its social education platform into high schools. Zinch, founded in 2007, connects prospective college and graduate students to scholarships, admissions officers and other students who have been through the same process.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$361.18)
Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students use Chegg for homework help, course selection, note taking, textbook and e-textbook rentals and Daily deals. "
target: Zinch Inc.
Zinch is the social utility matching students with opportunities: colleges, scholarships, study abroad programs, and graduate schools. At Zinch.com, 3.5 million students worldwide have created 'professional' profiles to showcase themselves as more than test scores.
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closed 7/1/2013 via Market Wire

Pearson plc, acquired Virtual Nerd, LLC

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, providing educational materials and services and business information through the Financial Times Group, acquired Virtual Nerd. The Virtual Nerd collection of free, online, video tutorials supports 21st Century learning by delivering personalized content to students.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,257.68)
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn. "
target: Virtual Nerd, LLC
Virtual Nerd is a unique, online resource offering students real help in math and science. Students get the essential benefits of private tutoring and access to over a thousand interactive step-by-step video tutorials presented in their patent-pending Dynamic Whiteboard™.
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closed 10/14/2009 via BusinessWire

Elluminate, Inc., acquired LearnCentral

synopsis: Elluminate, Inc., the leading provider web, audio, video and social networking solutions that support 21st century teaching, learning, and collaboration, announced that it has acquired Edtuit, the company that developed the Elluminate-sponsored LearnCentral™ social learning network.
buyer: Elluminate, Inc.
Elluminate, Inc. provides proven, best-in-class web, video, audio, and social networking solutions that support 21st century teaching, learning, and collaboration. Elluminate serves more than 600 million annual web-collaboration minutes to over 7 million teachers and students. "
target: LearnCentral
Edtuit are the developers of LearnCentral, the social learning network for education. LearnCentral combines asynchronous social networking and the ability to store, organize, and find educational resources with live, online meeting and collaboration.
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closed 7/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

Hike, acquired Pulse (InstaLively)

synopsis: Hike Messenger, a free messaging app that has exchanged over 80 billion messages and has over 100 million users, has acquired Pulse, a social networking app that provides millennials with a full-screen visual streaming experience of colleges around them. Pulse allows users to create & consume engaging localized content relevant to them.
buyer: Hike
hike is a free messaging app. With hike, messaging has never been simpler. Message friends on hike globally and also message those friends who don't have hike installed. The app has over 100 million users. Users have spent over 120 minutes on the app and have exchanged over 40 billion messages. "
target: Pulse (InstaLively)
Pulse is a social networking app that provides millennials with a full-screen visual streaming experience of colleges around them. The app enables users to stay connected with their college and school communities. It allows them to create & consume engaging localized content relevant to them.
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closed 10/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

GroupThreads Inc, acquired oneGreek Inc

synopsis: GroupThreads, the Austin-based startup making collegiate apparel, has acquired oneGreek, a social network exclusively for collegiate fraternity and sorority members. Financial terms weren't disclosed. By acquiring oneGreek and its mobile app, GroupThreads has a wider reach within fraternity and sorority communities.
buyer: GroupThreads Inc
GroupThreads sell tens of thousands of customized apparel and accessories, but their true product is our proprietary web platform. their platform and process addresses the major pain points of buying apparel or bells and whistles in an organization and lets groups move their entire process online. "
target: oneGreek Inc
oneGreek Inc operates a social network for collegiate fraternity and sorority members to accelerate the growth of their business. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Tucson, Arizona.
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closed 11/29/2007 via PR Newswire

SIMEX Technologies, Inc., merged with College Tonight, Inc.

synopsis: College Tonight, Inc., the evolution of collegiate social networking, announced today the completion of its merger with Simex Technologies, Inc. College Tonight is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Simex, whose common stock is traded on the pink sheets.
buyer: SIMEX Technologies, Inc.
SIMEX Technologies, Inc. operates through its wholly owned subsidiaries Remote Business, Inc. (RBI) and SIMEX Digital Solutions, Inc. (SIMEX Digital). RBI is engaged in the design, installation, servicing and monitoring of digital surveillance security systems for business and industry. "
target: College Tonight, Inc.
College Tonight is a social networking and marketing platform, which is designed to promote actual social interactivity among college students. Due to the mobile nature of the site, the service's design is also structured for the mobile user, focusing on nightlife events and social opportunities.
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closed 5/2/2018 via PR Web

Anjar Co. LLC & Becker Associates LLC, acquired FlockU

synopsis: Digital media company FlockU was acquired by Anjar Co. LLC & Becker Associates LLC, a consulting, licensing and brand management agency. FlockU operates a platform that allows “Flockers” on 1,110 college campuses to create edgy, unfiltered, personal stories and create and post videos. FlockU has published over 10,000 text and video stories.
buyer: Anjar Co. LLC & Becker Associates LLC
Anjar Co. LLC & Becker Associates LLC have licensed ~800 children's products and sold nearly $2 billion globally. Anjar & Becker Associates help commercialize IP, offering popular brands, patented products and proprietary concepts for global licensing and distribution. "
target: FlockU
FlockU is a digital and social hub for college students. FlockU owns and operates a platform that allows “Flockers” on 1,110 college campuses to create edgy, unfiltered, personal stories and create and post videos. FlockU has published over 10,000 text and video stories.
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closed 2/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Koofers, acquired Five College Websites

synopsis: Koofers has acquired the assets of five college media properties to augment its nationwide social learning network. The five properties acquired serve the student communities at Michigan State University, University of Georgia, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Middle Tennessee State University and Drexel University.
buyer: Koofers
Koofers is a social learning company transforming higher education through student-driven, intercollegiate collaboration. Founded in 2008, Koofers empowers students to help each other learn by providing open and free access to: course materials, class and professor ratings, study aids and more. "
target: Five College Websites
Five websites serving Michigan State University, University of Georgia, California State Polytechnic University, Middle Tennessee State University and Drexel University consist of over 100,000 professor reviews and ratings, 22 semesters of grade distribution data and 300,000 class discussions.
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Chegg, Inc.
Chegg, Inc.
Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg strives to improve the overall return on investment in education by helping students learn more in less time and at a lower cost.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$361.18
EBITDA ($mm)
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