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Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired Childcare Education Institute

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading provider of educational tools and solutions to early childhood and elementary school teachers and parents, has acquired ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI). CCEI is a leading provider of online professional development and data systems for the early child care and education market.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of over 20,000 innovative, high-quality and grade-appropriate educational products and teaching solutions. The company has three core divisions: Supplies, Equipment, and Services. "
target: Childcare Education Institute
ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) provides online professional development & training & education certificates to the early childhood market. CCEI offers programs across an array of early childhood settings, including preschool centers, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms & more.
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closed 2/8/2012 via PR Newswire

Teaching Strategies, Inc., purchased Parenting Counts from Talaris Institute

synopsis: Teaching Strategies has acquired the Parenting Counts product line, developed by the Talaris Institute, a non-profit organization founded by Bruce and Jolene McCaw. Parenting Counts is a research-based family of products designed to support parents and caregivers in raising socially and emotionally healthy children.
buyer parent: Chicago Growth Partners
buyer: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies is a dynamic educational publishing company that serves the early childhood community exclusively, bringing curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through kindergarten. "
seller: Talaris Institute
The Parenting Counts product line includes over 140 resources, such as parenting kits, books, videos, handouts, and online resources. Parenting Counts also offers resources for early learning professionals, including a new, innovative 20-hour online training program.
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closed 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired InstaEDU, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, The Student Hub, announced that it has agreed to acquire InstaEDU, a leading on-demand tutoring marketplace. InstaEDU's platform connects students with on-demand tutors in more than 2,500 subjects, ranging from high school and standardized test prep, all the way through advanced college concepts for as little as $0.40 per minute.
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: InstaEDU, Inc.
InstaEDU makes it easy for any student to instantly connect with a top tutor in an online lesson space. The website combines the effectiveness of face-to-face private tutoring with the convenience and affordability of an online service. InstaEDU was founded in 2011.
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$30
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closed 5/18/2018 via Company Press Release

IK Investment Partners, acquired Acadomia

synopsis: IK Investment Partners is pleased to announce that it has acquired Domia Group, owner of Acadomia. Acadomia is the leading player in the primary, secondary, higher-education and test-prep tutoring markets (at-home, centres and online) in France.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners is a private equity advisory group with Nordic roots. Focused on investing in companies with strong underlying potential, they are proud to support the IK Funds as they partner with management teams and investors to grow businessess. "
target parent: Metric Capital Partners
target: Acadomia
French Acadomia is the leading player in the primary, secondary, higher-education and test-prep tutoring markets (at-home, centres and online). Acadomia has innovated to offer quality learning experiences to more than 1 million families across different geographies, backgrounds, and subjects.
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closed 3/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired Kreatryx

synopsis: India's largest education technology platform Unacademy has acquired Kreatryx, a Delhi-based online exam preparation startup. With the acquisition, Kreatryx, whose platform offers services for exams such as GATE and ESE, will continue to operate as a separate brand under the Unacademy Brands umbrella.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: Kreatryx
Kreatryx is an ed-tech start-up in India that provides Top quality GATE Exam training for all through its online products and postal study courses. Kreatryx aims to bridge the gap between a student's performance and potential by providing a platform for personalized learning and self-evaluation.
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closed 12/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Gateforum Educational Services Private Limited, acquired Testfunda.com

synopsis: Thinkcell Learning Solutions (formerly Gateforum Educational Services) has acquired elearning company Enabilon Learning, which offers its testprep packages through Testfunda.com. TestFunda.com provides online aptitude test preparation, with a focus on MBA and bank test preparation market.
buyer parent: ASK Pravi Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd
buyer: Gateforum Educational Services Private Limited
Thinkcell Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (formerly Gateforum Educational Services Pvt. Ltd.) is an educational services provider. It offers test preparatory tools for graduate aptitude tests in engineering courses. They are the number 1 institute for preparation for the GATE Exam. "
target: Testfunda.com
With over 500,000 users, TESTfunda.com is the online hub for MBA, Bank and UPSC exam aspirants. They provide complete test preparation for CAT, XAT, IIFT, CMAT, NMAT, SNAP, MH-CET, Bank exams (IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk), UPSC CSAT and Campus Recruitment Tests.
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Learners Edge, acquired Iteach

synopsis: Learners Edge, a portfolio company of L Squared Capital Partners, has acquired iteach, a nationally accredited provider of alternative educator certification. The iteach program innovated online educator curriculum and helped more than 12,000 individuals get rewarding jobs as educators.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Learners Edge
Learners Edge is a leading direct-to-teacher provider of online professional development, continuing education and master’s degree programs for K-12 teachers. Learners Edge is the largest online direct-to-teacher continuing education provider in the U.S. "
target: Iteach
Texas-based iteach is a nationally accredited provider of alternative educator certification. The iteach program innovated online educator curriculum and helped more than 12,000 individuals get rewarding jobs as educators.
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closed 3/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Interactivation, acquired Med School Tutors

synopsis: Interactivation, a holding company owned by entrepreneurs Joe Covey and Matthew Davidge, has acquired Med School Tutors, the leading medical school tutoring company that helps aspiring physicians succeed in medical school, on their standardized exams, and beyond.
buyer: Interactivation
Interactivation is a holding company owned by Joe Covey and Matthew Davidge. The company focuses on acquiring and operating media, education and health companies. Interactivation likes to buy small “orphan business units” from large companies with revenue of at least $10 million. "
target: Med School Tutors
Med School Tutors is the leading medical school tutoring company offering one-to-one online tutoring for the USMLE, COMLEX, Shelf Exams, Medical Coursework and Admissions and Residency Advisement, as well as consulting services for medical schools.
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closed 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

CERS Group, acquired Ad Verum

synopsis: The CERS Group, a Brazilian company that specializes in online education, has acquired Ad Verum Soporte Educacional, a Brazilian provider of online preparatory courses for public examinations and Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) examinations. Ad Verum offers mock exams, study plans, coaching services, and detailed resources.
buyer: CERS Group
The CERS Group is a Brazilian company that specializes in online education. The group offers courses for legal careers, public examinations, Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) examinations, and post-graduate examinations. CERS has helped over 800,000 students prepare for their exams. "
target: Ad Verum
Ad Verum Suporte Educacional is a Brazilian provider of online preparatory courses for public examinations and Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) examinations. Ad Verum offers mock exams, study plans, coaching services, and detailed resources to help students pass their exams.
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$4.24
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closed 5/2/2018 via PR Newswire

Bain Capital Double Impact, acquired Penn Foster Inc.

synopsis: Bain Capital Double Impact, the impact investing strategy of Bain Capital, announced that it led an investor group to acquire Penn Foster, a provider of skills development and digital credentialing solutions, from the Vistria Group. Penn Foster's digital and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced model along with academic coaching.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Bain Capital Double Impact
Bain Capital Double Impact is the impact investing strategy of Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm. Bain Capital Double Impact utilizes Bain Capital's proven, deep diligence, value-added approach to build great companies that deliver competitive financial returns. "
target parent: The Vistria Group
target: Penn Foster Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
Penn Foster helps individuals develop the skills they need to pursue purposeful, and productive careers through affordable diploma, certificate and degree programs. Their digital and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced model along with personalized academic and career coaching.
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closed 4/10/2017 via PR Newswire

The Learning House, Inc., acquired Advancement Courses

synopsis: The Learning House, Inc., an academic program manager (APM) for colleges and universities in the United States, has acquired Advancement Courses. Advancement Courses provides expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses to teachers for salary advancement and recertification.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals. "
target: Advancement Courses
Advancement Courses provides expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses to teachers for salary advancement and recertification. Their extensive curriculum includes over 150 graduate-level, self-paced courses in a broad range of subjects and available in both online and print-based formats.
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closed 3/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired Childcare Education Institute

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading provider of educational tools and solutions to early childhood and elementary school teachers and parents, has acquired ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI). CCEI is a leading provider of online professional development and data systems for the early child care and education market.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of over 20,000 innovative, high-quality and grade-appropriate educational products and teaching solutions. The company has three core divisions: Supplies, Equipment, and Services. "
target: Childcare Education Institute
ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) provides online professional development & training & education certificates to the early childhood market. CCEI offers programs across an array of early childhood settings, including preschool centers, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms & more.
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closed 8/1/2018 via PR Newswire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired LifeCubby

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leader in the childhood education industry, announced its acquisition of LifeCubby, the recognized leader in early childhood education childcare center management and family engagement software.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of educational products, primarily for early childhood learning centers, elementary schools, PTAs, and consumers. The company has three core divisions: Supplies, Equipment, and Services. "
target: LifeCubby
LifeCubby provides a set of cloud-based child care management software tools that bring efficiency and functionality to the childcare center. LifeCubby is positioned to give teachers and families a feature set and user interface built specifically for their needs and preferences.
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closed 4/19/2017 via PR Newswire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired Frog Street Press

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading provider of educational tools and solutions to early childhood and elementary school teachers, has acquired Frog Street Press Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive early childhood education solutions for children of ages 0 – 5 years to public schools, Head Start programs and early child care centers.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of over 20,000 innovative, high-quality and grade-appropriate educational products and teaching solutions. The company has three core divisions: Supplies, Equipment, and Services. "
target: Frog Street Press
Frog Street Press is a leading provider of comprehensive early childhood education solutions for children of ages 0-5 years to public schools, Head Start programs and early child care centers. They equip early childhood educators with best-in-class curricular programs with proven learning outcomes.
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closed 3/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired Childcare Education Institute

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading provider of educational tools and solutions to early childhood and elementary school teachers and parents, has acquired ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI). CCEI is a leading provider of online professional development and data systems for the early child care and education market.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of over 20,000 innovative, high-quality and grade-appropriate educational products and teaching solutions. The company has three core divisions: Supplies, Equipment, and Services. "
target: Childcare Education Institute
ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) provides online professional development & training & education certificates to the early childhood market. CCEI offers programs across an array of early childhood settings, including preschool centers, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms & more.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired Really Good Stuff

synopsis: Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced that its portfolio company, Excelligence Learning Corporation, has acquired Really Good Stuff, Inc. Headquartered in Monroe, CT, Really Good Stuff is a multi-channel marketer of innovative classroom products and teaching tools used primarily in grades K-8.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor and retailer of education products which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools and families. Excelligence offers a broad array of products designed for both classroom and home use. "
target: Really Good Stuff
Really Good Stuff, Inc. is a branded, multi-channel designer and marketer of classroom products and teaching tools, primarily serving grades K-8. The company markets its products through its print, digital and social media channels, as well as its dedicated sales force.
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closed 1/6/2015 via BusinessWire

Brentwood Associates, acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation

synopsis: Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced it has acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation. Excelligence is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of educational products, which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
buyer: Brentwood Associates
Brentwood Associates is a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm with over $1.2 billion of capital under management and a 30-year history of investing in leading middle-market growth companies. "
target parent: Sterling Investment Partners
target: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of educational products, which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
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closed 8/1/2011 via Company Press Release

Sterling Investment Partners, acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation

synopsis: Sterling Investment Partners, a leading Westport, CT based, private equity firm, announced the closing of the acquisition of Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of educational products and supplies for child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
buyer: Sterling Investment Partners
Sterling Investment Partners (“Sterling”) makes private equity investments in middle-market businesses that have strong, sustainable competitive advantages and growth potential. Sterling works as partners with management to build companies that have enduring value. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of educational products, which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
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closed 11/29/2006 via BusinessWire

Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation announced that its stockholders voted to approve the Merger with an affiliate of Thoma Cressey Equity Partners. Also shortly after the approval of the Merger Agreement by its stockholders, Excelligence announced the consummation of the Merger.
buyer: Thoma Cressey Equity Partners
Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 25 years. "
target: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a developer, manufacturer and retailer of educational products which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools and consumers.
price ($mm)
$120
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$138
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$9
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closed 1/6/2015 via BusinessWire

Brentwood Associates, acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation

synopsis: Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced it has acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation. Excelligence is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of educational products, which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
buyer: Brentwood Associates
Brentwood Associates is a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm with over $1.2 billion of capital under management and a 30-year history of investing in leading middle-market growth companies. "
target parent: Sterling Investment Partners
target: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of educational products, which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
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closed 8/1/2011 via Company Press Release

Sterling Investment Partners, acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation

synopsis: Sterling Investment Partners, a leading Westport, CT based, private equity firm, announced the closing of the acquisition of Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of educational products and supplies for child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
buyer: Sterling Investment Partners
Sterling Investment Partners (“Sterling”) makes private equity investments in middle-market businesses that have strong, sustainable competitive advantages and growth potential. Sterling works as partners with management to build companies that have enduring value. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of educational products, which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
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closed 11/29/2006 via BusinessWire

Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation announced that its stockholders voted to approve the Merger with an affiliate of Thoma Cressey Equity Partners. Also shortly after the approval of the Merger Agreement by its stockholders, Excelligence announced the consummation of the Merger.
buyer: Thoma Cressey Equity Partners
Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 25 years. "
target: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a developer, manufacturer and retailer of educational products which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools and consumers.
price ($mm)
$120
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$138
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
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closed 2/8/2012 via PR Newswire

Teaching Strategies, Inc., purchased Parenting Counts from Talaris Institute

synopsis: Teaching Strategies has acquired the Parenting Counts product line, developed by the Talaris Institute, a non-profit organization founded by Bruce and Jolene McCaw. Parenting Counts is a research-based family of products designed to support parents and caregivers in raising socially and emotionally healthy children.
buyer parent: Chicago Growth Partners
buyer: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies is a dynamic educational publishing company that serves the early childhood community exclusively, bringing curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through kindergarten. "
seller: Talaris Institute
The Parenting Counts product line includes over 140 resources, such as parenting kits, books, videos, handouts, and online resources. Parenting Counts also offers resources for early learning professionals, including a new, innovative 20-hour online training program.
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