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closed 4/10/2017 via PR Newswire

The Learning House, Inc., acquired Education for Advancement

synopsis: The Learning House, Inc., an academic program manager (APM) for colleges and universities in the United States, has acquired Education for Advancement. EFA provides international students with access to affordable world-class education. They partner with leading universities who provide access to over 200 academic and vocational qualifications.
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: Education for Advancement
Education for Advancement's vision is to provide international students with access to affordable world-class education. They partner with leading universities who provide access to over 200 academic and vocational qualifications which are either delivered on-campus, online or a combination of both.
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closed 2/1/2007 via BNC Analysis

MyRichUncle, acquired Embark

synopsis: Princeton Review quietly spun-out its college enrollment marketing business, Embark. The business was sold for $7 million in cash, with an additional $1.25 million earn-out based on the performance of the business to Embark Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MRU Holdings. MRU Holdings is the parent of student loan provider “My Rich Uncle.”
buyer: MyRichUncle (UNCL:$0.00)
MRU Holdings, Inc. is a specialty finance company that profiles and provides students with funds for higher education using a blend of current market credit practices as well as its own proprietary analytic models and decision tools. The company has a renowned brand name "MyRichUncle(TM)". "
target parent: Princeton Review Inc.
target: Embark
Formerly known as Snap Technologies, Inc., CollegeEdge and Embark.com, Inc.
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$8.25
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closed 12/8/2015 via PR Newswire

KnowledgeShares.Org, Muirlands Capital LLC, Prudential Capital Group, acquired EducationDynamics, LLC

synopsis: Halyard Capital, a NY based private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, EducationDynamics (EDDY), was sold to an investor group led by Muirlands Capital, KnowledgeShares and Prudential Capital Group. EDDY is one of the market leaders in helping higher education institutions find and enroll the highest quality student prospects.
buyer: Muirlands Capital LLC
buyer: KnowledgeShares.Org
buyer: Prudential Capital Group
Muirlands Capital is a lower middle market private equity firm. KnowledgeShares partners with leading organizations in higher education to invest financial and human capital. Prudential Capital Group is a leading provider of private debt, mezzanine and equity securities to companies worldwide. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is higher education’s leading marketing information and technology services company, helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. Its content-rich and highly visible education websites make them the premier provider of prospective students for colleges and universities.
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closed 12/6/2012 via PR Web

College Loan Corporation, acquired Edvisors Network, Inc.

synopsis: Edvisors, a leading provider of educational resources, announced it has been acquired by College Loan Corporation. Edvisors is a leading student marketing company providing a portfolio of education resources, college loan products, and college-related information and services through a network of websites, blogs and forums.
buyer: College Loan Corporation
College Loan Corporation, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada is a top 10 student loan company, managing student loan assets. By offering innovative loan products and first-class customer service, the Company helps families achieve their higher education goals. "
target: Edvisors Network, Inc.
Edvisors, a global leader in higher education marketing and college financial aid, provides a richer, more fulfilling education experience to students, educators and parents worldwide.
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closed 1/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Hobsons Inc., acquired RepVisits

synopsis: Hobsons, the leading provider of college and career readiness, enrollment management, and student success solutions, announced the acquisition of RepVisits, a service that connects high school counselors with college admissions representatives, making it easier for high schools of all sizes to attract on-site visits from colleges and universities.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons helps students identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to educational opportunities, and reach their education and life goals. They enable educational institutions to improve college and career planning, admissions and enrollment management, and advising. "
target: RepVisits
RepVisits brings high schools and college admission reps together on one website to schedule appointments and organize college fairs. It caters to the unique scheduling needs of high schools and college admission representatives, eliminating back and forth emails and phone calls.
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closed 4/12/2010 via PR Newswire

EducationDynamics, acquired Education Connection Services

synopsis: EducationDynamics, higher education's leading marketing services company, announced the acquisition of Education Connection, a valuable resource that helps prospective students find colleges that are ideally suited for their academic and career interests. EducationDynamics acquired Education Connection from Kaplan.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: EducationDynamics
EducationDynamics is higher education's leading marketing information and technology services company dedicated to helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. It has six content-rich and highly visible education websites, as well as several special interest microsites. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Education Connection Services
By providing rich resources to help students explore careers, assess their aptitude for online learning and even match their personality type to specific occupations, Education Connection allows students to make well-informed decisions about the future.
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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:$445.11)
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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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wellspring International Education, acquired Quad Learning

synopsis: D.C.–based Quad Learning was acquired by Illinois-based foreign student recruitment firm Wellspring International Education. Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions.
buyer: Wellspring International Education
Wellspring recruits students from 35 countries globally to over 200 colleges, universities, high schools and language schools in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Quad Learning
Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions. Quad Learning drives institutional growth through international recruiting and expands student opportunities at leading universities.
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closed 11/1/2007 via Company Press Release

Summit Partners, acquired Touro University International

synopsis: Summit Partners today announced it has acquired Touro University International, a provider of online postsecondary education, from Touro College. The new university has been renamed TUI University and is operating as an independent entity as of November 1, 2007.
buyer: Summit Partners
Summit Partners is a private equity and venture capital firm. Summit has provided growth equity, recapitalization, and management buyout financing to more than 285 companies, which have completed more than 120 public offerings and in excess of 105 strategic mergers and acquisitions. "
target parent: TUI University
target: Touro University International
Touro University International is a leading online postsecondary university. Its technology-enabled online learning model and solutions provide a convenient, cost-effective, and high-quality education to students. Students are able to complete all degree requirements in their home countries.
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closed 7/19/2007 via BusinessWire

Citigroup Inc., Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., S.A.C. Capital Management LLC., acquired Laureate Education

synopsis: L Curve Sub Inc. and M Curve Sub Inc., vehicles controlled by an investor group led by Douglas L. Becker, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Laureate Education, Inc., announced today the completion of their tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Laureate Education, Inc.
buyer: Citigroup Inc. (C:$63,902.00)
buyer: S.A.C. Capital Management LLC.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$4,715.61)
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is an investment firm that makes a wide variety of private equity investments on behalf of itself and its investors. KKR has completed more than 100 transactions involving over $100 billion of total financing. KKR has offices in New York, Menlo Park and London. "
target: Laureate Education (LAUR:$2,977.09)
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of campus-based and online universities, and higher education institutions primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
price ($mm)
$3,798
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$1,194
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$216
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3.2x
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17.6x
closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

CollegeDekho, acquired Scholarship Facilitation Services Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: CollegeDekho, a unique universities discovery platform in India, has acquired Scholarship Facilitation Services (SFS), a New Delhi-based college admissions counseling service. SFS helps international high school students receive admission as well as scholarships from US universities.
buyer: CollegeDekho
CollegeDekho is a unique universities discovery platform in India. CollegeDekho connects education seekers with education providers and offers information about colleges, courses, entrance exam details, admission notifications, changes in exam pattern, scholarships and all related topics. "
target: Scholarship Facilitation Services Pvt. Ltd.
Scholarship Facilitation Services (SFS) is a New Delhi-based college admissions counseling service. SFS helps international students realize their dream of a US education. SFS focuses on helping high school students receive admission as well as scholarships from US universities.
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announced 9/15/2017 via GlobeNewswire

RISE Education Cayman Ltd., will acquire The Edge Learning Center

synopsis: RISE Education entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Edge Learning Center. The Edge is a Hong Kong-based consulting firm that provides young students after-class tutoring, test preparation, and admission consulting services. They offer educational services spanning from SAT and IB Test Prep to teacher training.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: RISE Education Cayman Ltd. (REDU:$126.04)
RISE Education is a junior English Language Training provider based in China. They pioneered the application of subject-based learning philosophy in China, which uses language arts and social science to teach English in an immersive way that helps students learn to speak like a native speaker. "
target: The Edge Learning Center
The Edge is a leading Hong Kong-based consulting firm that provides students aged 12 years old or above with after-class tutoring, test preparation, and admission consulting services. They offer a broad range of educational services spanning from SAT and IB Test Prep to teacher training.
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closed 8/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pu-Xin Education, acquired ZMN Education

synopsis: Puxin Education is announcing that it has completed the 100% acquisition of ZMN International Education Consulting Company (ZMN), a leading education consulting company specialized in providing premium services to Chinese students who apply to elite schools in the U.S.
buyer: Pu-Xin Education
Puxin Education is a private education company providing tutorial program for K-12 education, overseas test prep and college admission counselling services in China. It offers comprehensive programs for kindergarten to Grade 12 on many subjects including English, Chinese and all Science subjects. "
target: ZMN Education
ZMN International Education Consulting Company (ZMN) is a leading education consulting company specialized in providing premium services to Chinese students who apply to elite schools in the U.S.
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closed 3/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Crimson Consulting Limited merged with Campus Link,

synopsis: Crimson Consulting, the New Zealand-founded education consultancy that helps students win entry to the world's elite universities, has merged with not-for-profit e-learning platform Campus Link. Campus Link founder Anne Gaze has taken a shareholding in Crimson and will take on the role of CEO of Crimson Consulting's New Zealand operations.
buyer: Campus Link
Campus Link aims to provide low-cost revision courses that all secondary students struggling with particular subjects can afford. Campus Link tutored 7000 students in 2015, covering the New Zealand educational standard NCEA, the International Baccalaureate, and Cambridge syllabuses. "
target: Crimson Consulting Limited
Crimson Consulting, founded by two Auckland teenagers in February 2014, offers consultancy services to those applying for highly competitive slots in university in the United States and England.
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closed 8/21/2014 via Market Wire

Noel-Levitz, Inc. merged with RuffaloCODY,

synopsis: RuffaloCODY announced the acquisition of Noel-Levitz. Noel-Levitz is a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in higher education strategic enrollment planning, student marketing and recruitment, financial aid, student retention, and market research. RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of enrollment management and fundraising services.
buyer: RuffaloCODY
RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of enrollment management and fundraising services and specializes in strategic oversight, outreach, and engagement services and software platforms all designed to foster the organizational/constituent relationship. "
target parent: Quad Partners
target: Noel-Levitz, Inc.
A trusted partner to higher education, Noel-Levitz helps campuses and systems reach and exceed their goals for enrollment, marketing, and student success. During our 30-year history, more than 1,800 campuses have invited Noel-Levitz to collaborate with them.
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closed 12/21/2006 via Company Press Release

IBT Education Ltd, acquired Study Overseas Ltd (UK)

synopsis: IBT Education Limited announced the 100% acquisition of the largest British education consultancy in India, Study Overseas Limited and its associate company Employment Overseas Ltd , for a combined consideration of £3.74 million.
buyer: IBT Education Ltd (ASX:NVT:$750.17)
IBT Education is an industry leader in providing pre-university and university pathway programs for domestic and overseas students, as well as Year 10-12, ELICOS and English preparatory courses, Foundation, Degree, Pre-Masters and Masters programs in a wide range of disciplines. "
target: Study Overseas Ltd (UK)
Study Overseas Ltd (UK) is one of the few education consultancies to offer FREE services to students.
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announced 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire ACE Education

synopsis: Kaplan is to purchase a majority stake in ACE Education, which provides preparatory classes for entry to U.K. universities at centers across China, in addition to post-secondary and professional training at Sino-British College in Shanghai. Kaplan has been a minority owner of the business since April 2007.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: ACE Education
ACE Education was established in 1997. In partnership with the Northern Consortium UK (NCUK), a university consortium of leading British universities, ACE offers international undergraduate and postgraduate programs in major cities across China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Chongqing.
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closed 8/13/2007 via

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Bradford College

synopsis: Kaplan, a leading international provider of higher and professional education, has agreed to acquire Bradford College and Grange Business School, based in Adelaide, Australia. The parties expect to complete the transaction shortly. The price of the transaction was not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Bradford College
Bradford College provides pathway programs for the University of Adelaide, a member of the “Group of 8” schools that make up Australia’s leading institutions of higher education. Grange Business School offers programs in accounting and other business subjects.
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closed 6/23/2011 via BNC Analysis

Chegg, Inc., acquired Notehall

synopsis: Chegg has completed its third acquisition, snapping up lecture notes and study guides service Notehall for an undisclosed amount of cash and stock.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg.com is the number one online textbook rental company that has saved students on more than 6,400 campuses nationwide in excess of $240 million. Chegg.com offers students access to a growing catalog of more than 4.2 million titles, a variety of shipping options and free returns. "
target: Notehall
Notehall.com is an online document marketplace that enables students to buy and sell class notes online. Tutors and students have the ability to buy and sell study guides, share notes from lectures, buy and sell notes from class, share class documents, share reading notes and buy and sell outlines.
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$3.77
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closed 1/9/2015 via PR Newswire

The Advisory Board Company, acquired Royall & Company

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company, a global insight-driven technology, research, and services provider, announced the completion of its acquisition of Royall & Company. Royall & Company is the higher education industry leader in strategic, data-driven student engagement and enrollment management solutions.
buyer: The Advisory Board Company (ABCO:$799.15)
The Advisory Board Company is the leading provider of insight-driven technology, research, and services for organizations in transforming industries. The company collaborates with more than 200,000 leaders at 4,500 member organizations to elevate performance and solve their most pressing problems. "
target parent: CHS Capital
target: Royall & Company
Royall & Company is the industry leader in strategic student engagement and enrollment management, financial aid optimization, and alumni fundraising. Royall utilizes a data-driven, analytically-based approach to provide high return-on-investment outcomes for its clients.
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closed 4/10/2017 via PR Newswire

The Learning House, Inc., acquired Education for Advancement

synopsis: The Learning House, Inc., an academic program manager (APM) for colleges and universities in the United States, has acquired Education for Advancement. EFA provides international students with access to affordable world-class education. They partner with leading universities who provide access to over 200 academic and vocational qualifications.
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: Education for Advancement
Education for Advancement's vision is to provide international students with access to affordable world-class education. They partner with leading universities who provide access to over 200 academic and vocational qualifications which are either delivered on-campus, online or a combination of both.
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closed 10/9/2018 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired The Learning House, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons has completed the acquisition of Learning House, a diversified education services provider, from Weld North Holdings. 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.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley develops digital education, learning, assessment, and certification solutions to help universities, businesses, and individuals move between education and employment and achieve their ambitions. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: 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.
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$200
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$70
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closed 4/10/2017 via PR Newswire

The Learning House, Inc., acquired Education for Advancement

synopsis: The Learning House, Inc., an academic program manager (APM) for colleges and universities in the United States, has acquired Education for Advancement. EFA provides international students with access to affordable world-class education. They partner with leading universities who provide access to over 200 academic and vocational qualifications.
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: Education for Advancement
Education for Advancement's vision is to provide international students with access to affordable world-class education. They partner with leading universities who provide access to over 200 academic and vocational qualifications which are either delivered on-campus, online or a combination of both.
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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 5/18/2015 via BusinessWire

The Learning House, Inc., acquired Acatar

synopsis: The Learning House, a leading cloud-based technology provider of solutions announced that it has acquired Acatar. Acatar is an online education technology platform that applies science-based principles on effective teaching and course design to work with faculty to develop their courses for technology-enhanced delivery.
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: Acatar
Acatar is a next-generation online degree platform, incorporating the latest advances in the science of learning, synchronous and asynchronous connectivity, virtual mentoring, and best in class user interface for faculty and students.
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announced 4/6/2015 via BusinessWire

The Learning House, Inc., will acquire Software Craftsmanship Guild

synopsis: The Learning House, Inc., a leading cloud based technology provider of solutions that enable universities to thrive in today’s dynamic education landscape, will acquire the Software Craftsmanship Guild.Software Craftsmanship Guild is one of the nation’s top coding bootcamp providers for training the next generation of software developers.
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: Software Craftsmanship Guild
Software Craftsmanship Guild is a coding bootcamp located in Akron, Ohio that teaches people from around the world to become software developers in 12 weeks.
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closed 10/31/2011 via Company Press Release

Weld North LLC, acquired The Learning House, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North, a firm investing in and operating companies in education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing, has acquired The Learning House, Inc., a leader in enabling not-for-profit colleges and universities to develop effective ways to deliver online degree programs.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. Weld North seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. is a comprehensive online education solutions partner that helps colleges and universities develop effective and affordable ways to deliver online degree programs. The Learning House partners with more than 90 colleges and universities in 30 states.
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closed 10/9/2018 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired The Learning House, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons has completed the acquisition of Learning House, a diversified education services provider, from Weld North Holdings. 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.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley develops digital education, learning, assessment, and certification solutions to help universities, businesses, and individuals move between education and employment and achieve their ambitions. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: 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.
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$200
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closed 10/31/2011 via Company Press Release

Weld North LLC, acquired The Learning House, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North, a firm investing in and operating companies in education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing, has acquired The Learning House, Inc., a leader in enabling not-for-profit colleges and universities to develop effective ways to deliver online degree programs.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. Weld North seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. is a comprehensive online education solutions partner that helps colleges and universities develop effective and affordable ways to deliver online degree programs. The Learning House partners with more than 90 colleges and universities in 30 states.
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closed 11/10/2015 via PR Newswire

itslearning, acquired Fronter

synopsis: itslearning AS, a market leading learning management system provider, announced the company has acquired Scandinavian-based learning management system Fronter from Pearson. The two companies have joined forces under the itslearning brand to continue to develop the best learning platform for education worldwide.
buyer: itslearning
itslearning is positioned at the heart of education, offering a cloud-based learning platform that helps teachers and learners support, improve and transform their learning and teaching processes. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Fronter
Fronter has built a learning platform which provides easy-to-use tools for secure online education and collaboration. Teachers use the platform to create, store and repurpose learning resources and coursework which their students access online.
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closed 12/10/2008 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired Fronter

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, announces that it has agreed to acquire Fronter, a European online learning company, from its co-founders Roger Larsen and Bjarne Hadland and other private investors including employees of the company.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson plc is an international media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. Pearson Education, the world's leading education company, provides print and digital learning materials and services to more than 100 million students every year. "
target: Fronter
Fronter has built a learning platform which provides easy-to-use tools for secure online education and collaboration. Teachers use the platform to create, store and repurpose learning resources and coursework which their students access online.
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announced 9/28/2011 via Company Press Release

E2020, Inc., will acquire Giant Campus

synopsis: E2020, Inc., a provider of online curriculum, and Giant Campus Inc., which offers elective courses, will combine to deliver a selection of online courses available for middle and high schools. The acquisition of the assets of Giant Campus by e2020’s parent company, Weld North Education, includes semester-long elective courses and virtual schools.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: E2020, Inc.
e2020, Inc. is a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Its courses are provided through a SaaS model. Its courseware features video-based instruction using highly qualified teachers aligned to standards and administrative tools to ensure high completion rates. "
target: Giant Campus
Established in 1997, Giant Campus Inc. is the nation's leading provider of online curriculum for technology, digital arts, business, and engineering for secondary schools. In 2010 Giant Campus opened two accredited online high schools: Giant Campus Academy and Giant Campus of Washington.
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Pearson plc, acquired EmbanetCompass, LLC.

synopsis: Pearson announced the acquisition of EmbanetCompass from an investor group led by Technology Crossover Ventures and Knowledge Universe, for $650m in cash. EmbanetCompass partners with leading non-profit colleges and universities in North America to provide fully online learning solutions for more than 100 university programmes.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn. "
target parent: Technology Crossover Ventures
target: EmbanetCompass, LLC.
EmbanetCompass partners with traditional not-for-profit academic institutions to help them launch and manage successful online academic programs that ensure quality outcomes for students and expand their institutional reach.
price ($mm)
$650
rev ($mm)
$130
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/25/2010 via BusinessWire

Compass Knowledge Group merged with Embanet Corporation,

synopsis: Embanet and Compass Knowledge Group announced that they have merged, creating a combined company that is positioned to provide an industry-leading comprehensive suite of online learning services to universities and colleges.
buyer parent: Technology Crossover Ventures
buyer: Embanet Corporation
Embanet is the world leader in providing a full range of online learning services to postsecondary educational institutions. Embanet provides capital and expertise in program development, marketing and enrollment, student services and technology support. "
target: Compass Knowledge Group
Compass Knowledge has been the pioneer and premier provider of distance learning services to prominent non-profit higher education institutions, helping them plan, implement, and operate successful online undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
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announced 2/26/2016 via Company Press Release

Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc., will acquire Cricket Media

synopsis: Cricket Media Group, an education media company that provides award-winning content on a safe and secure learning network for children, families and teachers across the world, has entered into an agreement where it will be acquired by Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc., a group comprised of certain shareholders of Cricket Media, including ZG Ventures.
buyer: Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc.
Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc. is a newly incorporated entity created for the purpose of acquiring Cricket Media Group. The group is comprised of certain shareholders of Cricket Media, including ZG Ventures, LLC. "
target: Cricket Media (TSXV:CKT:$13.91)
Cricket Media is an award-winning education media company. They offer 11 popular magazines for toddlers to teens. Their innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include the ePals community and virtual classroom for global collaboration as well as In2Books, a Common Core eMentoring program.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3.21 [$29.77]
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/20/2020 via BusinessWire

LifeSize, Inc., acquired Kaptivo

synopsis: Lifesize, a global innovator of immersive enterprise communication solutions, has acquired Kaptivo. An industry pioneer in computer vision, image processing and artificial intelligence for visual collaboration, Kaptivo develops solutions that make remote brainstorming, education, planning and content creation more effective and productive.
buyer: LifeSize, Inc.
Lifesize is a global innovator of video collaboration and meeting productivity solutions. Combining best-in-class, cloud-based video conferencing solutions with integrated meeting room systems, Lifesize makes it possible to connect face to face with anyone, anywhere and from any device. "
target: Kaptivo
An industry pioneer in computer vision, image processing and artificial intelligence for visual collaboration, Kaptivo develops solutions that make remote brainstorming, education, planning and content creation more effective and productive.
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closed 8/29/2018 via Company Press Release

My Mooc SARL, acquired Mooctivity

synopsis: My Mooc, a platform specialized in referencing online resources, including MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), has bought Paris-based Mooctivity. Mooctivity gives a one-stop platform for online education. Students can look for and access over 500 courses from Coursera, edX and Udacity and more.
buyer: My Mooc SARL
My Mooc is a rating platform and review sharing for MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Users can browse, check, enroll, leave a review about a MOOC in a simple way. My Mooc was founded in 2015 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: Mooctivity
Based in Paris, Mooctivity gives a one-stop platform for online education. Students will be able to look for and access over 500 courses from Coursera, edX and Udacity based on key features, employer recommendations and student reviews.
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closed 7/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Knowledge Universe, Inc., Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired Embanet Corporation

synopsis: Embanet, the leading provider of fully hosted and supported e-Learning solutions to educational institutions, has announced that Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and Knowledge Universe Limited (KUL) have made a strategic investment in the company.
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
buyer: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
Knowledge Universe Education (KUE) companies provide early childhood education programs, primary-through-secondary curricula, and supplemental educational services at thousands of physical locations, and through top-rated online schools and home schooling environments. "
target: Embanet Corporation
Founded in 1995, Embanet is an integrated, full service provider of online program design and development, marketing and enrollment and technology support services for postsecondary educational institutions.
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closed 7/27/2011 via Market Wire

New University Holdings Corp., merged with ePals, Inc.

synopsis: ePals Corp (formerly New University Holdings Corp.) has completed its previously announced merger with ePals, Inc., pursuant to which New University acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of ePals ,Inc., a leading K12 social learning network (SLN) and education technology company.
buyer: New University Holdings Corp.
New University Holdings Corp. intends to identify and evaluate assets or businesses with a view to complete a qualifying transaction. The company was incorporated in July 2010 and is headquartered in New York, New York. "
target: ePals, Inc.
ePals, Inc. is a leading global K12 social learning network and offers primary and secondary schools, teachers, students and parents worldwide a safe and secure platform for building educational communities, providing quality digital content, and more.
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announced 5/24/2011 via PR Newswire

AppTech Global, Inc., will acquire SuperStar Learning Company

synopsis: AppTech Corp announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire software provider Super Star Learning Corp of San Clemente, California. The Super Star Learning Company has developed the learning environments required for teaching new and demanding 21st century skills.
buyer: AppTech Global, Inc. (APCX:$0.01)
AppTech Global develops mobile application market places serving countries throughout the world with emerging mobile infrastructures. AppTech is focused on multi-platform mobile apps designed to run on device operating systems such as Apple iPhone, Google Android, Nexus One, and Research In Motion. "
target: SuperStar Learning Company
The Super Star Learning Company has developed the learning environments required for teaching new and demanding 21st century skills. Its products include Room 21 Online, ProjectBasedLearning.com and MyDreamMachine.com.
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closed 4/27/2011 via Company Press Release

Edline LLC, acquired TH(i)NQ Ed

synopsis: Edline, the leading provider of website and communications solutions specifically designed for K-12 education, has announced the acquisition of TH(i)NQ Ed, formerly SchoolCenter, a leading provider of K-12 website and communication solutions. TH(i)NQ Ed serves over 5,000 schools throughout the U.S.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Edline LLC
Edline is the K12 Web site/portal solution that enables secure parent access to grades, attendance, homework, and other private information. Edline generates teacher web pages, provides group calendaring, virtual file storage, and parental email alerts as part of their web communication platform. "
target: TH(i)NQ Ed
THiNQ Ed is a leading strategic online solutions company in the education market, providing schools and districts with a proven approach to developing and implementing best-in-class online environments that build stronger communities and enhance collaboration inside and outside the classroom.
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