Like Higher One, Inc.

closed 8/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Higher One, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., the world's leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, completed its acquisition of Higher One Holdings, Inc. The acquisition will allow for collaboration between CASHNet, the market software leader in secure online payment of tuition and fees, and the Blackboard Transact business line.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One partners with colleges and universities to lower their administrative costs and to improve graduation rates. They provide an array of payment, refund disbursement and data analytics and management tools to institutions that help them save money and enhance institutional effectiveness.
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closed 4/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Reverence Capital Partners LLC, acquired Transact Campus Inc

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that the company has completed the sale of its Blackboard Transact business unit to Reverence Capital Partners, LP. Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric.
buyer: Reverence Capital Partners LLC
Reverence Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on thematic investing in leading global, middle-market financial services businesses through control and influence oriented investments. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Transact Campus Inc (ONE:$152.00)
Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric. Transact's open enterprise-class cloud platform enables mission-critical capabilities that translate into superior student and family experiences.
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closed 11/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Follett Corporation, acquired Valore

synopsis: Follett Corporation, a global leader in education and entertainment content distribution, announced it has acquired Valore Inc. and the ValoreBooks marketplace solution for students and bookstores to buy, sell and rent college textbooks online.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to PreK-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Valore
Valore offers innovative solutions that eliminate the inefficiencies throughout the textbook industry, and bring more affordable textbooks and higher quality courseware to students, bookstores, professors, and schools.
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announced 12/16/2015 via BusinessWire

BankMobile, will purchase Disbursements Business from Higher One, Inc.

synopsis: Higher One Holdings, Inc. announced that it reached an agreement to sell substantially all of the assets and certain of the liabilities of its Disbursements business, including the OneAccount, to BankMobile. Higher One’s Disbursements business includes its proprietary Refund Management® Disbursement Service and the OneAccount.
buyer parent: Customers Bank
buyer: BankMobile
BankMobile provides personal and commercial banking services through an online platform. It is the first bank in the U.S. With their app, customers can simply snap a photo to upload your driver’s license, deposit checks and even pay bills. "
seller: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One’s Disbursements business includes its proprietary Refund Management® Disbursement Service and the OneAccount. Refund Management® streamlines the financial aid refund disbursement process and the OneAccount is an FDIC-insured checking account offered through Higher One’s bank partners.
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closed 8/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Affirm, acquired Lendlayer

synopsis: Affirm, a next-generation consumer finance company, has completed the acquisition of LendLayer, an online social lending platform that enables users to pay for their education. LendLayer provides lending for accelerated learning programs like Hackbright Academy.
buyer: Affirm
Affirm is a next-generation consumer finance company providing shoppers with instant point-of-sale financing for online purchases. Affirm’s data-driven approach looks beyond a standard credit score to reach broader consumer populations. "
target: Lendlayer
LendLayer, Inc. operates an online social lending platform that enables users to pay for their education. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California
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closed 12/2/2009 via PR Newswire

SimpleTuition Inc., acquired TuitionCoach

synopsis: SimpleTuition, Inc., the premier destination for personalized student loan research and comparison, has acquired TuitionCoach, the leading website for personalized college financial guidance. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: SimpleTuition Inc.
SimpleTuition is committed to helping students and parents figure out how to make college affordable. SimpleTuition.com features interactive tools for a personalized approach to understanding the college funding system and available education financing options. "
target: TuitionCoach
TuitionCoach is a personalized internet-based program that guides families step-by-step through the college financial aid process, offering: expert tips for completing financial aid applications; analysis of college funding options; and email consultation.
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announced 5/18/2009 via PR Newswire

Freshman Fund, Inc. will be merged with Wee Web,

synopsis: Wee Web, the private sharing service for families, and Freshman Fund, the college savings gift registry, announced an agreement to merge the two companies. Together, continuing under the name Wee Web, these services create a single destination for families to stay connected and facilitate education savings.
buyer: Wee Web
Wee Web helps families share moments and stay connected - no matter where everyone lives. As a simple, secure and private service, Wee Web makes it easy for parents to keep family and friends involved in their kids' rapidly changing lives so no one misses the special moments that happen only once. "
target: Freshman Fund, Inc.
Freshman Fund is an easy way for parents, relatives and friends to contribute gift money to college savings. Birthdays, holidays and other events could be opportunities for a more meaningful, practical gift. As every parent knows, the sooner you start saving, the easier it is.
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closed 12/9/2019 via BusinessWire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc. has acquired Gradifi, a student loan benefit and financial wellness provider. The deal meaningfully bolsters the E*TRADE Corporate Services offering to include financial wellness and student loan solutions as part of a comprehensive benefits platform.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,937.00)
The E*TRADE Financial family of companies provides financial services, including trading, investing, banking, and managing employee stock, securities products and services, commodity futures and options, student loan benefit plans, and more. "
target parent: General Atlantic, LLC
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is leading the way in providing innovative financial benefits that empower employers to help brighten the financial futures of their employees with contributions to their student loans, options to refinance their loans, and help save for their children’s educational futures.
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$30
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closed 5/9/2018 via PR Newswire

Lumni, acquired Paytronage, Inc.

synopsis: Lumni, an international financial technology company focused on increasing the affordability and accessibility of higher education, announced the acquisition of Paytronage, a 9-month old NYC-based direct-to-consumer marketplace for income share agreements (ISAs).
buyer: Lumni
Lumni is the world's largest and most-established player in the emerging income share agreements (ISA) space, having originated and serviced nearly 10,000 ISAs across Latin America. "
target: Paytronage, Inc.
Founded in August 2017, Paytronage launched as a direct-to-consumer marketplace connecting institutional lenders to students interested in taking out income share agreements. Paytronage launched at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on offering ISAs to Ivy League students.
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announced 10/19/2017 via PR Newswire

Nelnet, Inc., will acquire Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation

synopsis: Nelnet, one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S., announced it has entered into a definitive and binding agreement with Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation to acquire 100% of the stock of their student loan servicing company, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.
buyer: Nelnet, Inc. (NNI:$824.49)
Nelnet is one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S. and is focused on providing quality student loan products and services to students and schools nationwide. "
target: Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation
Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Great Lakes and its parent affiliated group have been helping students access higher education since 1967. They provide support to make higher education accessible, the financial aid process simpler, and the possibility of paying for college real.
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$150
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closed 12/12/2016 via BusinessWire

First Republic Bank, acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: First Republic Bank announced it has acquired Gradifi Inc., a Boston-based student loan repayment technology platform to assist the nation's 44 million student loan borrowers. Gradifi pioneered the SLP Plan (Student Loan Paydown), a technology and service platform used by employers to make direct contributions to employees’ student loans.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: First Republic Bank (FRC:$3,197.47)
First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a commitment to responsiveness and action. "
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based student loan pay down provider with the first innovative solution to the nation's $1.3 trillion student loan debt problem. The company is led by a management team that brings decades of combined experience in consumer financial services and entrepreneurial ventures.
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closed 3/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

CordiaGrad, acquired CordiaGrad

synopsis: Jack Zoeller, the founder of Cordia Bancorp, relinquished his role as CEO of the company in conjunction with his purchase and independent spin-off of CordiaGrad, a student loan refinance company that launched within the bank last year. CordiaGrad refinance for both undergraduate or graduate degrees and accept applications from nearly 1,000 schools.
buyer: CordiaGrad
CordiaGrad is a student loan refinancing program designed to reward student loan borrowers, who achieved well in school, started a career, and have taken care of their credit, with a low-cost refinance loan. "
target parent: Cordia Bancorp Inc.
target: CordiaGrad
CordiaGrad is a student loan refinancing program designed to reward student loan borrowers, who achieved well in school, started a career, and have taken care of their credit, with a low-cost refinance loan.
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closed 12/22/2015 via PR Newswire

Gradifi, Inc., acquired SmarterBucks

synopsis: Gradifi, a Boston-based startup, announced the acquisition of the SmarterBucks program from Valore. SmarterBucks provides members a variety of ways to earn value and apply it towards paying down student loan debt. Members participate by shopping at the SmarterBucks.com Marketplace, completing online surveys and by earning rewards with a debit card.
buyer: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based start-up providing an innovative solution to the nation's student loan debt problem. By partnering with companies to develop employer SLP Plans (Student Loan Paydown), rewards programs and brand loyalty programs, Gradifi empowers students to repay their loan debt. "
target parent: Valore
target: SmarterBucks
SmarterBucks is a revolutionary rewards program that helps users pay down their student loans faster and for less. Users earn rewards on the money spent on brands featured in the SmarterBucks marketplace, and those rewards become extra student loan payments on any student loan.
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closed 12/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems Inc., acquired ECSI

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors, has expanded its Campus Solutions division by acquiring ECSI, a leading provider of cost-effective, customized payments processing solutions for the higher education industry.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. is a payments processor that delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, school solutions, loyalty marketing services, campus solutions, payroll and related business solutions and services to more than 250,000 business and education locations nationwide. "
target: ECSI
ECSI supports the entire life cycle of higher education and post-graduation school/student services, including student loan payment processing, default solutions, refund services, tuition payment plans, electronic billing and payment, tax document services, and business outsourcing.
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$38
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closed 4/27/2011 via BusinessWire

ESM, acquired BridgeSpan Financial LLC

synopsis: ESM acquired BridgeSpan Financial, a creator of unique solutions to forecast and manage student loan borrower delinquency and default. ESM will offer the Student Loan Chaperone service to schools, delivering personalized counseling and coaching for students to explore repayment options that fit their needs and lifestyles.
buyer: ESM
ESM provides student lifecycle solutions to help institutions enroll, graduate and place students. As a premier Business Process Outsourcer, ESM operates the largest education-only contact center in the country. "
target: BridgeSpan Financial LLC
BridgeSpan Financial LLC is an education finance company established in 2008 with the mission of creating better solutions for forecasting and managing student loan borrower delinquency and default.
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closed 1/24/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Flywire, acquired OnPlan Holdings LLC

synopsis: Flywire, a provider of global payment and receivables solutions for education, healthcare, and business, announced the acquisition of OnPlan Holdings LLC, the parent company of OnPlanU and OnPlan Health. OnPlan Health is a web portal and payment solution. OnPlanU is a student billing and payment solution.
buyer: Flywire
Flywire is a leading provider of international payment solutions, connecting businesses and institutions with other businesses and consumers on six continents. Flywire is used by over 1,300 organizations across 18 countries around the world. "
target: OnPlan Holdings LLC
OnPlan Holdings LLC, the parent company of OnPlanU and OnPlan Health. OnPlan’s vertical-specific solutions address key revenue lifecycle management needs in healthcare and higher ed. OnPlan Health is a web portal and payment solution. OnPlanU is a student billing and payment solution.
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closed 1/20/2016 via BusinessWire

Flywire, acquired ScholarFX

synopsis: Flywire, a leading provider of cross-border payment solutions, announced the acquisition of Toronto-based ScholarFX, a respected processor of tuition, room and board payments for international students attending universities and other educational institutions in Canada.
buyer: Flywire
Flywire is a leading provider of high-ticket cross-border payment solutions, connecting institutions with consumers from around the world. Introduced as a way for international students to pay their tuition for studies abroad, Flywire is welcomed by almost 900 educational institutions. "
target: ScholarFX
ScholarFX is a respected processor of tuition, room and board payments for international students attending universities and other educational institutions in Canada. They served international students living at on-campus residences across Canada by moving, shipping, storage and dormitory products.
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closed 10/1/2015 via BusinessWire

Flywire, acquired Uni-Pay

synopsis: Flywire (formerly peerTransfer), the leading provider of global payment solutions for the education industry, announced it has acquired UK tuition processor Uni-Pay. Uni-Pay offers tuition payment services to students attending 60 educational institutions in the UK, the second leading destination for foreign students studying abroad.
buyer: Flywire
Flywire, formerly peerTransfer, is the leading provider of global payment solutions for the education industry, providing processing, tracking and reconciliation services for educational institutions worldwide. They offer an easy-to-use, economical payment experience for international students. "
target parent: Inprova Group
target: Uni-Pay
Uni-Pay is an international payment and collection provider for overseas student fees, that has been designed specifically for universities and language schools. Uni-Pay can help education providers offer their overseas students an improved payment experience while delivering administration savings.
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closed 9/27/2017 via BusinessWire

ReliaMax, acquired FUTR Corporation

synopsis: ReliaMax, the complete private student lending solutions provider for banks, credit unions, schools and alternative lenders, announced it has acquired the assets of FUTR Corporation, a San Francisco- and Texas-based private student loan servicing provider.
buyer: ReliaMax
ReliaMax has redefined private student lending. Through its complete Private Student Loan Platform-as-a-Service solution ReliaMax enables lenders to quickly, easily and safely help student borrowers finance their education so they can realize their education goals. "
target: FUTR Corporation
FUTR is a private student loan servicer focused on bringing together technology and quality service to provide transparency and insight that borrowers need to manage private student loans.
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closed 3/16/2012 via BusinessWire

United Recovery Systems, LP, acquired Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc.

synopsis: United Recovery Systems, LP has acquired Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc. ("ERS"). ERS is a provider of collection services with offices in Oak Brook, Illinois. ERS' clients include post-secondary education providers, student loan guarantee agencies, and the Department of Education.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: United Recovery Systems, LP
United Recovery Systems, LP is a Texas-based Limited Partnership that provides collection services for credit card, retail, commercial, and deficiency loan industries in the United States. "
target: Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc.
Enterprise Recovery Systems, Inc. specializes in the recovery and resolution of educational loans and institutional accounts for colleges, universities, state guarantee agencies, and lenders.
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closed 4/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Reverence Capital Partners LLC, acquired Transact Campus Inc

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that the company has completed the sale of its Blackboard Transact business unit to Reverence Capital Partners, LP. Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric.
buyer: Reverence Capital Partners LLC
Reverence Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on thematic investing in leading global, middle-market financial services businesses through control and influence oriented investments. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Transact Campus Inc (ONE:$152.00)
Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric. Transact's open enterprise-class cloud platform enables mission-critical capabilities that translate into superior student and family experiences.
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closed 8/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Higher One, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., the world's leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, completed its acquisition of Higher One Holdings, Inc. The acquisition will allow for collaboration between CASHNet, the market software leader in secure online payment of tuition and fees, and the Blackboard Transact business line.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One partners with colleges and universities to lower their administrative costs and to improve graduation rates. They provide an array of payment, refund disbursement and data analytics and management tools to institutions that help them save money and enhance institutional effectiveness.
price ($mm)[EV]
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announced 12/16/2015 via BusinessWire

BankMobile, will purchase Disbursements Business from Higher One, Inc.

synopsis: Higher One Holdings, Inc. announced that it reached an agreement to sell substantially all of the assets and certain of the liabilities of its Disbursements business, including the OneAccount, to BankMobile. Higher One’s Disbursements business includes its proprietary Refund Management® Disbursement Service and the OneAccount.
buyer parent: Customers Bank
buyer: BankMobile
BankMobile provides personal and commercial banking services through an online platform. It is the first bank in the U.S. With their app, customers can simply snap a photo to upload your driver’s license, deposit checks and even pay bills. "
seller: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One’s Disbursements business includes its proprietary Refund Management® Disbursement Service and the OneAccount. Refund Management® streamlines the financial aid refund disbursement process and the OneAccount is an FDIC-insured checking account offered through Higher One’s bank partners.
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closed 11/25/2015 via Company Press Release

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Campus Labs

synopsis: Higher One Holdings, Inc. announced that it reached an agreement to sell its Campus Labs data analytics business to an affiliate of Leeds Equity Partners. Campus Labs provides a software platform for colleges and universities to make data-driven, strategic decisions ranging from accreditation to student retention to effective operations.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is the pioneer in private equity investing in the knowledge sector, which includes the education, training, business services, and information services and software industries. Leeds Equity has deployed over $2.6 billion of capital in investments across the knowledge sector. "
target parent: Higher One, Inc.
target: Campus Labs
Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) is the leading platform and service provider for assessment in higher education. Campus Labs is the only specialized, comprehensive assessment program that combines data collection, reporting, organization, and campus-wide integration.
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closed 8/1/2013 via BusinessWire

Higher One, Inc., acquired PayDivvy

synopsis: Higher One, a leader in providing services to higher education administrators and students at campuses across the U.S., has acquired a unique social payments solution from PayDivvy, Inc. The software provides a more effective way for college students to make person-to-person payments and manage the payment of bills with roommates or other groups.
buyer: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One Holdings, Inc. is a leading company focused on creating cost-saving efficiencies for higher education institutions and providing high-value services to students. "
target: PayDivvy
PayDivvy is a social payments platform that allows people to manage and share any type of expense in real-time. The company focuses on shared bill pay (e.g., rent, utilities/cable bills, loans), social bills (e.g., restaurant bills, travel expenses), and group collections and donations.
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closed 5/7/2013 via BusinessWire

Higher One, Inc., acquired Sallie Mae Campus Solutions

synopsis: Higher One has acquired Sallie Mae’s Campus Solutions business. Sallie Mae’s Campus Solutions provides business-to-business solutions, including e-commerce and billing payment solutions, refund disbursement services, and tuition payment plan administration, to college and university business offices across the country.
buyer: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One Holdings, Inc. is a leading company focused on creating cost-saving efficiencies for higher education institutions and providing high-value services to students. "
target parent: Sallie Mae, Inc.
target: Sallie Mae Campus Solutions
Sallie Mae’s Campus Solutions provides business-to-business solutions, including e-commerce and billing payment solutions, refund disbursement services, and tuition payment plan administration, to college and university business offices across the country.
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closed 8/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Higher One, Inc., acquired Campus Labs

synopsis: Higher One announced that it will be acquiring substantially all of the assets of Campus Labs, the leading comprehensive assessment platform for higher education that combines data collection, reporting, and analytics to help promote student and institutional success.
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. "
target: Campus Labs
Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) is the leading platform and service provider for assessment in higher education. Campus Labs is the only specialized, comprehensive assessment program that combines data collection, reporting, organization, and campus-wide integration.
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announced 11/20/2009 via

Higher One, Inc., will acquire Informed Decisions Corp.

synopsis: Higher One, a financial services and payment company focused exclusively on higher education, announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Informed Decisions Corp d/b/a CASHNet, a leader in payment management services to colleges and universities.
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. "
target parent: California Software Company
target: Informed Decisions Corp.
Informed Decisions Corp, d/b/a CASHNet, is the leading provider of hosted PCI-compliant payment solutions for higher education. For over 20 years, CASHNet has helped academic institutions streamline operations, reduce transaction costs, and improve service to students, parents, faculty and staff.
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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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Learning Technologies Group, acquired Blackboard Open LMS

synopsis: Learning Technologies Group plc, a market-leader in the workplace digital learning and talent management market, has acquired Blackboard’s Open LMS platform. Blackboard Open LMS provides a strong, open source foundation for competency-based blended, online and professional learning to drive institutional and organizational effectiveness.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$169.09)
Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG) is a market-leader in the fast-growing workplace digital learning and talent management market. LTG offers large organizations a new approach to learning and talent in a business world driven by digital transformation. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Blackboard Open LMS
Blackboard Open LMS™ provides a strong, open source foundation for competency-based blended, online and professional learning to drive institutional and organizational effectiveness.
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$32
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closed 4/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Reverence Capital Partners LLC, acquired Transact Campus Inc

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that the company has completed the sale of its Blackboard Transact business unit to Reverence Capital Partners, LP. Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric.
buyer: Reverence Capital Partners LLC
Reverence Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on thematic investing in leading global, middle-market financial services businesses through control and influence oriented investments. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Transact Campus Inc (ONE:$152.00)
Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric. Transact's open enterprise-class cloud platform enables mission-critical capabilities that translate into superior student and family experiences.
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closed 10/26/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Fronteer Limited

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

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., the world's leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, completed its acquisition of Higher One Holdings, Inc. The acquisition will allow for collaboration between CASHNet, the market software leader in secure online payment of tuition and fees, and the Blackboard Transact business line.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One partners with colleges and universities to lower their administrative costs and to improve graduation rates. They provide an array of payment, refund disbursement and data analytics and management tools to institutions that help them save money and enhance institutional effectiveness.
price ($mm)[EV]
$186 [$173]*
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$161
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closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Sequoia Retail Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., the world's leading education technology company, announced the acquisition of Sequoia Retail Systems (Sequoia), a leader in comprehensive point-of-sale (POS) solutions exclusively focused on educational institutions and the students they serve.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Sequoia Retail Systems, Inc.
Sequoia Retail Systems provides transaction-processing solutions to colleges and universities across the country. It has become the leader in providing independent and comprehensive solutions for campus services, including stores, dining, convenience, stadium and auxiliary services.
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closed 12/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blackboard Inc., acquired Blue Canary

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of Blue Canary, a higher education predictive analytics company that helps institutions glean powerful data-driven insights and use them to improve student success. With today's acquisition, Blackboard continues to demonstrate its leadership in educational data analytics.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Blue Canary
Blue Canary provides higher ed data and analytics solutions. Their core competency lies at the intersection of educational data and software engineering. They help institutions unlock the value in data that can be used to promote student success.
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closed 8/13/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Nivel Siete

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of Nivel Siete, a leading Moodle provider operating in Latin America. Nivel Siete offers a variety of learning solutions, hosting, support and consulting services that help organizations succeed in their teaching and learning initiatives.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Nivel Siete
Nivel Siete, only Moodle partner in Colombia offers a variety of services that aim to help organizations succeed in their technology initiatives, especially those that support e-learning for talent management.
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closed 7/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired X-Ray Analytics

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of X-Ray Analytics, a research-based, predictive analytics technology that helps instructors and organizations meet the learning needs of their students. X-Ray Analytics enables instructors can step in when they see a potential area of risk and provide greater support.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: X-Ray Analytics
X-Ray Analytics enables instructors to support learners more efficiently by providing visualizations of past behavior and performances at the course, cross-course and institutional levels.
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closed 4/10/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Remote-Learner UK

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of Remote-Learner UK, a leading provider of open source solutions to the education industry, primarily in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Remote-Learner UK provides hosting, support and consulting services in the United Kingdom, Ireland and other regions around the world.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target parent: Remote-Learner
target: Remote-Learner UK
Remote-Learner UK, a subsidiary of the U.S.-based Remote-Learner.Net, Inc., provides hosting, support and consulting services in the United Kingdom, Ireland and other regions around the world.
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closed 3/20/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Schoolwires, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. has acquired Schoolwires, a leading educational website, hosting and content management providers to K-12 schools and districts. The acquisition of Schoolwires will better position Blackboard to improve the student experience through an unmatched combination of K-12 solutions and services focused on communication and engagement.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target: Schoolwires, Inc.
Schoolwires provides a suite of technology products and related services. Its solutions include an integrated website and content management system, a social learning and networking system, a family of mobile applications and an enterprise technology platform.
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closed 11/13/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired ParentLink

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. has acquired ParentLink, uniting two of the leading providers of K-12 communications. The combination will create a powerful approach to K-12 community engagement intended to increase parent involvement and improve student success. ParentLink gives schools a proven, easy-to-use tool that gets information to the people who need it.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target parent: Parlant Technology, Inc.
target: ParentLink
ParentLink is a system that provides a powerful communication platform to meet the unique needs of a school district. From emergency messaging, to custom messages, language translation, and surveys, ParentLink gives schools a proven, easy-to-use tool that gets information to the people who need it.
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closed 9/25/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Requestec

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. has acquired Requestec, a leading provider of Web-based Real Time Communication (WebRTC) technology. Through WebRTC's open standard protocols, Requestec delivers high quality IP telephony, video conferencing and instant messaging directly within desktop and mobile browsers, eliminating the need for downloads or plugins.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target: Requestec
Requestec has been delivering Video Calling, Conferencing and IVR software development since 2007. They developed Saypage, a Real-Time Collaboration and Communications Platform that embraces open standards surrounding video calling from H.323 and SIP through to Flash, HTML5 and WebRTC.
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closed 8/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired CardSmith

synopsis: Blackboard, the world's leading education technology company that is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models, has acquired CardSmith, the industry's leading cloud provider of campus card solutions and turn-key card program management services.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company that is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They rapidly deploy relevant and meaningful technologies and services to meet the needs of the modern day learner and institutions. "
target: CardSmith
CardSmith's industry-leading, multi-tenant cloud technology enables universities and K-12 schools and districts to deliver a comprehensive student credential solution without requiring software management or physical servers.
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closed 7/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired PerceptIS, LLC

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced the acquisition of Perceptis, an industry-leading help desk and student support services provider. PerceptIS currently supports over 1,200,000 end users with technical help desk services.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: PerceptIS, LLC
PerceptIS is a privately held Cleveland based firm providing help desk, call center and information technology services to the higher education, non-for-profit and commercial markets.
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closed 1/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired MyEdu

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., announced the acquisition of MyEdu, a provider of a popular technology platform that helps college students create an academic roadmap tailored to their academic and career goals and build their first "professional profile" to connect to jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: MyEdu
MyEdu is the definitive online source to increase success and save money in college. MyEdu helps students to create a personalized graduation plan and make informed decisions about their courses, schedule, professors and major.
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Moodlerooms, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired Moodlerooms, a provider of open source online learning solutions to the education industry. Moodlerooms, Inc. provides an online learning platform that solves the instructional, financial, and technology needs for K-12, higher education, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: Moodlerooms, Inc.
Moodlerooms, Inc. provides an online learning platform that solves the instructional, financial, and technology needs for K-12, higher education, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired NetSpot Pty Ltd

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired NetSpot. NetSpot is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. It helps institutions focus on their core mission by managing their eLearning technology and by licensing world class software.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: NetSpot Pty Ltd
NetSpot is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. It helps institutions focus on their core mission by managing their eLearning technology and by licensing world class software.
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closed 11/9/2011 via Company Press Release

Blackboard Inc., acquired CerBibo Corporation

synopsis: Blackboard has made a major investment to support online learning in China, by acquiring full ownership of CerBibo, a company that has brought its online learning solution to hundreds of institutions in China. The move enhances the company’s ability to make deeper investments to support greater use of online learning.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: CerBibo Corporation
CerBibo dedicates itself to provide leading E-learning service to educational market in China. CerBibo provides E-learning software series and a full-fledged set of highly scalable solutions to various kinds of schools and educational training institutions.
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closed 10/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Edline LLC merged with Blackboard Inc.,

synopsis: Education software company Blackboard Inc. has bought Edline Holdings Inc., a learning management software company. Edline offers its flagship product "learning community management system," which provides content management such as Web design, editing, permissions, templates, and also learning management tools.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target parent: Archipelago Learning, Inc.
target: 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.
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closed 10/4/2011 via PR Newswire

Providence Equity Partners, acquired Blackboard Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced the completion of its acquisition by an investor group led by affiliates of Providence Equity Partners. Blackboard is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, information services and education companies around the world. "
target: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,585 [$1,712]
rev ($mm)
$481
EBITDA ($mm)
$79
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3.7x
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22.3x
closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Coderise, acquired Bomberbot

synopsis: Coderise, an organization focused on providing upward social mobility to the underprivileged communities through software programming education, has acquired Bomberbot. The Bomberbot program aims to teach middle school students digital skills through an extracurricular program.
buyer: Coderise
Coderise was founded in Florida in 2012 by Andres Barreto. Coderise offers programming bootcamps for teenagers in Latin America, later expanded to offer alternative college education for adults joining forces with Holberton School from Silicon Valley. "
target: Bomberbot
Bomberbot has brought digital skills to children in the Netherlands through an extensive range of both school programs and after school activities. Their school programs aim to help students develop digital skills through a curriculum for both primary and secondary schools.
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closed 10/27/2020 via Company Press Release

Course Hero, acquired Symbolab

synopsis: Course Hero, an online learning platform for course-specific study resources, acquired Symbolab, a pioneer in the development of artificial intelligence to help students demystify the most vexing math challenges. Symbolab has been used by over 50 million students to work through and understand one billion questions and explanations in 2020 alone.
buyer: Course Hero
Course Hero is an online platform providing educational resources to help students learn more effectively. Whether exploring new subjects or mastering key topics, Course Hero provides interested learners with the tools they need to achieve their goals. "
target: Symbolab
Founded by mathematicians and computer scientists in 2011, Symbolab helps students better understand and practice math problems across a range of educational levels and subjects, such as advanced algebra, trigonometry, calculus, chemistry and physics.
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closed 9/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Carnegie Learning, Inc., acquired Scientific Learning Corporation

synopsis: Scientific Learning Corporation, the leader in evidence-based online reading and language software, announced that it has been acquired by an affiliate of Carnegie Learning, Inc., a leader in artificial intelligence for education and formative assessment.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a provider of curricula, textbooks and math learning software for grades 6-12, written and designed to align to a common core or integrated pathway. "
target: Scientific Learning Corporation (OTCPK:SCIL:$17.73)
Scientific Learning is a leading SaaS education company that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies. The company's Fast ForWord® programs cross-train foundational language and cognitive skills necessary for rapid English language development.
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$15
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closed 6/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

GetMyUni, acquired Avagmah

synopsis: GetMyUni, one of India’s largest college, career and course search platforms, has acquired Avagmah, the fastest growing online education technology service provider in India. Avagmah provides users with access to a world-class education and enables them to study at anytime.
buyer: GetMyUni
GetMyUni is one of India’s largest college, career and course search platforms. GetMyUni empowers students by helping them choose the right college by providing them access to exhaustive college information, data points, student ratings, reviews, forums, and a student connect platform. "
target: Avagmah
Avagmah is the fastest growing online education technology service provider in India. They help Universities, institutions and distance education providers make higher education more inclusive. Avagmah provides users with access to a world-class education and enables them to study at anytime.
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announced 3/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Minsheng Education Group, will purchase TCL Educational Web from TCL Corporation

synopsis: Chinese education services provider Minsheng Education Group is acquiring TCL Educational Web from TCL Technology, an affiliate of state-backed electronics maker TCL Corporation. TCL Educational Web offers online education in China.
buyer: Minsheng Education Group (SEHK:1569:$141.97)
Minsheng Education Group Company Limited is an investment holding company. The Company is principally engaged in the provision of education services in China. The Company provides higher education with the focus on private education of nurturing professionals. "
seller: TCL Corporation
The acquisition includes TCL Educational Web, which offers online education in China. TCL Corporation is a partially state-owned Chinese multinational electronics company headquartered in Huizhou, Guangdong Province.
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$61
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closed 12/18/2019 via AP - Associated Press

The Source for Learning, Inc., acquired MashPlant

synopsis: The Source for Learning, the nation’s most established online creator, compiler, and curator of free learning assets, has acquired MashPlant, the only social learning platform that allows students to create, collaborate, learn, and share classroom projects in any digital media format in a certified safe, COPPA-compliant environment.
buyer: The Source for Learning, Inc.
The Source for Learning is the nation’s most established online creator, compiler, and curator of free learning assets. For almost 40 years, they've been building a loyal following of teachers—from novices to classroom veterans—giving them a new perspective on how to teach what they teach. "
target parent: Big Things Inc.
target: MashPlant
MashPlant is the only social learning platform that allows students to create, collaborate, learn, and share classroom projects in any digital media format in a certified safe, COPPA-compliant environment.
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

StepStone GmbH, acquired Studydrive

synopsis: StepStone, a leading online job portal in Europe has acquired Studydrive. Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that connects over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The platform enables students to share their learning materials and connect them with jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
StepStone is one of the leading online job portals in Europe. Companies can find qualified specialists and executives through their site in a number of European countries. They have millions of visitors per month in Germany alone and is thus one of the most frequented online job portals in Germany. "
target: Studydrive
Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that allows over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to share their learning materials and lecture notes. They also connect students to jobs and internships once they've finished with their studies.
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closed 1/3/2019 via PR Newswire

Centre Lane Partners, LLC, acquired Turning Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Centre Lane Partners, a private equity firm focused on making investments in North American middle market companies, has acquired Turning Technologies, the global leader for learning, engagement and assessment solutions.
buyer: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
Centre Lane Partners is a private equity firm focused on making investments in North American middle market companies. Centre Lane targets companies with revenues between $20 and $500 million that have leading market positions and sustainable competitive advantages in their respective niches. "
target parent: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
target: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies is the global leader for learning, engagement and assessment solutions. Today, over 20 million response solutions have been delivered to K-12 schools, universities, businesses and government agencies worldwide.
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closed 9/6/2018 via BusinessWire

Carnegie Learning, Inc. merged with New Mountain Learning,

synopsis: CIP Capital has completed an investment in Carnegie Learning, a leading provider of innovative, research-proven math products and services, and will be merging it with New Mountain Learning (NML), a leading provider of literacy, language and digital competency skills to create a comprehensive, dynamic, and progressive learning technology company.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: New Mountain Learning
New Mountain Learning is an education company that accelerates student, educator, and institutional success. Their “formula” for effective learning is simple—provide learning solutions that drive student achievement and improve educator effectiveness. "
target: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning is a transformational math education company focused on delivering better math learning to all teachers and students.
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closed 9/3/2018 via BusinessWire

VitalSource Technologies LLC, acquired Acrobatiq

synopsis: Leading digital content provider VitalSource Technologies LLC has acquired the assets of learning and data analytics platform Acrobatiq, Inc. Acrobatiq's adaptive learning platform, content library, and professional services enable partners to create, deliver, and continuously improve outcomes-based learning experiences.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: VitalSource Technologies LLC
VitalSource Technologies LLC, part of Ingram Content Group LLC, is improving the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable content. VitalSource helps over 1,000 educational content providers create seamless interactive learning experiences. "
target: Acrobatiq
Acrobatiq is a learning optimization platform built from Carnegie Mellon University’s strengths in learning and data science. Their adaptive learning platform, content library, and professional services enable partners to create, deliver, and continuously improve outcomes-based learning experiences.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BusinessWire

ECS Learning Systems, Inc., acquired PrepWorks

synopsis: Asteria Education, Inc., DBA ECS Learning Systems, the leading Integrated Standards Prep™ company and developer of STAAR MASTER, announced the acquisition of Miami-based PREPWORKS, a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning.
buyer parent: Asteria Education, Inc.
buyer: 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. "
target: PrepWorks
PREPWORKS is a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning. With a combination of intelligent software, courseware, and reporting, Prepworks is disrupting student achievement in secondary school and higher education to promote college and career readiness.
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closed 7/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired Renaissance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renaissance, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, announced that Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused global private equity firm, has acquired Renaissance from Hellman & Friedman, a leading private equity investment firm.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Since its launch, Francisco Partners has become one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance® is a leader in pre-K-12 learning analytics, enabling educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance's solutions facilitate the ability to analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students.
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closed 2/26/2018 via PR Newswire

Agile Group, acquired LightSail Education

synopsis: LightSail Education announced that it has been acquired by Agile Group, a technology firm focused on education platforms. LightSail's adaptive platform provides each student with a customized and dynamic library tailored to their individual reading level while providing educators with insightful data to guide their students to success.
buyer: Agile Group
Agile Group is a technology firm focused on education platforms. Agile Group invests in high quality Antares content for students and schools. "
target: LightSail Education
LightSail is the adaptive reading platform that helps students and school districts exceed their literacy goals. LightSail students get access to personalized libraries filled with thousands of engaging, just-right texts to choose from. LightSail teachers get data about student reading behavior.
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closed 10/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Fuel Education, acquired Big Universe

synopsis: Fuel Education® (FuelEd®) announced that it has expanded its suite of digital learning solutions for schools and districts with the addition of Big Universe®, a literacy solutions provider of more than 11,000 leveled eBooks for students in grades K–12.
buyer parent: K12, Inc.
buyer: Fuel Education
Fuel Education partners with school districts to fuel personalized learning and transform the education experience inside and outside the classroom. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K-12 that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs. "
target: Big Universe
Founded in 2007, Big Universe offers a library of 11,000 digital books from 40 publishers that can be read at different levels, along with related assessment and reporting features. It claims to be used by more than 700,000 students across over 900 schools.
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closed 8/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Sapix Yozemi Group, acquired Best Teacher

synopsis: Sapix Yozemi Group has acquired Best Teacher. Best Teacher provides English conversation lesson services on the Web. It offers a website for Japanese students to create online text books with the help of teachers and work with English speakers to improve pronounciation.
buyer: Sapix Yozemi Group
Sapix Yozemi Group is a holding company for various education service businesses. Their primary holdings are in K-12 businesses in Japan. "
target: Best Teacher
Best Teacher, Inc. provides english conversation lesson service on the Web. It offers a stage for Japanese students to create their unique online text books with the help of teachers; and students can improve their pronunciation using voice recorders online.
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announced 5/25/2016 via BusinessWire

China Chuanglian Education, will acquire Chuanglian Xinghui

synopsis: China Chuanglian Education Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into a share transfer agreement to acquire an additional 50% equity interest in Shenzhen Chuanglian Xinghui Technology Company, a company engaging in online education development through its website ijiaoyin.com.
buyer: China Chuanglian Education (SEHK:2371:$14.79)
China Chuanglian Education is engaged in the online education business and internet advertisement industry in the PRC. The Group owns cross-media platform that facilitates online training, smart management of online education and exchange of education resources. "
target: Chuanglian Xinghui
Chuanglian Xinghui is a new and developing internet technology company engaging in online education development, and operates the ijiaoyin.com. It is an education system that operates across three major information media in computers, mobile phones and televisions.
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closed 2/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Toppr, acquired Manch

synopsis: Mumbai-based online test preparation startup Toppr has announced its acquisition of Manch. Founded in late-2013 by IIT-Bombay graduates, Rajshekhar Ratrey, Aadil Shah and Vikas Verma, Manch offers its services in test preparation, corporate training and to schools and colleges.
buyer: Toppr
Toppr is a test preparation platform for engineering, medical and secondary schools students. The platform covers exams such as IIT JEE and BITSAT in engineering; NEET, AIIMS, AIPMT, AFMC, MT-CET and EAMCET in medical; and NTSE, NSO, NSTSE and KVPY, among others in the secondary school level. "
target: Manch
Manch is an effective knowledge delivery platform which enables an individual to obtain competence using the platforms’ in-built analytics and recommendations.
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closed 2/10/2016 via PR Web

Fulcrum Labs, acquired Adapt Courseware, LLC.

synopsis: Los Angeles-based Fulcrum Labs has acquired online learning innovator Adapt Courseware. Adapt Courseware delivers a modern approach to antiquated textbooks through its adaptive learning repository of award winning multimedia interactives, videos, and assessments.
buyer: Fulcrum Labs
Founded in 2014, Fulcrum Labs is a full-service learning and development agency for organizations tired of DIY instructional tools and death by PowerPoint, which has been synonymous with e-learning and classroom training. "
target: Adapt Courseware, LLC.
Adapt Courseware delivers a modern approach to antiquated textbooks through its adaptive learning repository of award winning multimedia interactives, videos, and assessments. Its powerful, competency-based content aggregation and delivery toolset integrates with a school's LMS.
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closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

TI Digital Solutions, acquired Alfabook

synopsis: Telecom Italia's ICT subsidiary TI Digital Solutions has announced the acquisition of Italian digital publisher Alfabook. Alfabook creates software solutions based on semantic technologies within the context of general, educational and professional publishing.
buyer parent: Telecom Italia
buyer: TI Digital Solutions
TI Digital Solutions brings in the leadership and experience acquired by the Telecom Italia Group and applies it to every aspect of digital innovation such as M2M and IOT solutions, Digital Multi-channel CRM solutions, Cloud Computing Business Intelligence and Social Reputation solutions. "
target: Alfabook
Alfabook creates software solutions based on semantic technologies within the context of general, educational and professional publishing. Alfabook helps publishing companies, businesses and institutions transform the eBook into a viable alternative to the printed book.
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closed 4/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation, acquired Brainchild, Inc.

synopsis: Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation formally completed the acquistion of Brainchild, Inc. Brainchild creates and develops tools to engage all students. Brainchild specializes in handheld tutors and software for state test preparation.
buyer: Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation (QFOR:$54.82)
Quadrant 4 is a Vertical Cloud Platform company offering state-of-the-art PaaS solutions in Healthcare, Media and Retail. Their highly scalable vertical cloud platforms coupled with their Global Professional Services organization provides clients with a competitive advantage in the marketplace. "
target: Brainchild, Inc.
Brainchild has established a strong track record of helping thousands of schools make AYP and win awards for dramatic increases in scores on state tests. Brainchild makes tools to engage all students. Struggling students have a variety of learning styles and disabilities.
price ($mm)
$1.62
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