Like CritiqueIt Inc.

announced 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

2U, Inc., will acquire CritiqueIt Inc.

synopsis: 2U, Inc., a global leader in digital education, announced it has agreed to acquire CritiqueIt, Inc., creator of a market-leading digital annotation tool. The CritiqueIt technology facilitates more dynamic engagement among students and faculty by allowing any piece of content to be annotated in real-time.
buyer: 2U, Inc. (TWOU:$411.77)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build the world's best digital education. Their platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. "
target: CritiqueIt Inc.
CritiqueIt provides annotation tools for real-time conversations. The company's technology reaches across market sectors by integrating seamlessly into existing technologies and platforms. They provide to higher education, corporate training, automotive, K-12, retail and scientific services.
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closed 4/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Kopernio

synopsis: Kopernio, an edtech platform for accessing academic journals, has been acquired by Clarivate Analytics, a research analytics software company. Based in the UK, Kopernio is an AI-powered platform for academics, students, and researchers to search available research papers online from major publishers and open source publishers.
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$964.58)
Clarivate Analytics is a research analytics software company that provides subscription-based services in research and patent analytics. Organizations and researchers rely on the knowledge bases from Clarivate for information about pharmaceutical and biotech intelligence and IP management. "
target: Kopernio
Based in the UK, Kopernio is an edtech platform for accessing academic journals. Kopernio's AI-powered platform enables academics, students, and researchers to search available research papers online from major publishers and open source publishers.
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Authorea

synopsis: Authorea has joined Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops software essential to the success of online publishers. The company’s user-oriented approach to product development gives publishers automated and easy-to-use tools for presenting, marketing, and selling their content. "
target: Authorea
Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
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closed 7/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Ingram Digital Ventures, acquired Vital Source Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Ingram Industries Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Vital Source Technologies, Inc., a leading and trusted provider of digital content delivery solutions in education and professional learning environments.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: Ingram Digital Ventures
Ingram Digital Ventures, an operating group of Ingram Industries Inc., is headquartered in LaVergne, Tennessee. "
target: Vital Source Technologies Inc.
Founded in 1994, VitalSource has emerged as the leader in educational content delivery in such sectors as dental, nursing and law. Students and faculty acquire content in the company's VitalBook(TM) file format through a variety of channels using the VitalSource "Bookshelf" application.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BusinessWire

MPS Limited, acquired HighWire Press

synopsis: MPS Limited, a leading provider of content, learning, and platform solutions, has completed the acquisition of HighWire Press, a US company that provides digital content development and hosting services to ~140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications.
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS provides platform, learning, and content solutions and is a global partner to the world’s leading enterprises, publishers, learning companies, and content aggregators. "
target parent: Accel-KKR
target: HighWire Press
HighWire is a US company that provides digital content development and hosting services to ~140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications. It was founded by Stanford University Libraries in 1995.
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closed 12/14/2016 via Company Press Release

HighWire Press, acquired Semantico Ltd.

synopsis: Scholarly publishing company HighWire Press announced its acquisition of Semantico, a privately held provider of technology and services for the scholarly publishing market. Semantico's mission is to be the partner of choice in helping clients realise the full potential of internet technologies for delivering digital information services.
buyer parent: Accel-KKR
buyer: HighWire Press
HighWire Press delivers technology solutions to leading publishers that disseminate scholarly research worldwide. HighWire provides strategic consulting, professional services and innovative open platform technologies. "
target: Semantico Ltd.
Semantico is an innovative and market-leading digital publishing solutions company. They provide a range of services and technologies including: consultancy, publishing platform design and build, ebook system development, digital marketing, access and identity management, support and hosting.
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closed 11/10/2016 via PE Hub

Authorea, acquired The Winnower

synopsis: Authorea, the online collaborative platform for researchers, announced it has acquired The Winnower, a pioneering research publisher that offers advanced publishing tools to individual authors. With the acquisition, Authorea enhances the foremost online platform for researchers to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish all in one place.
buyer: Authorea
Authorea is the place to write scientific, academic, and technical documents in collaboration. Authorea is a digital collaboration platform that encourages more immediate knowledge-sharing in the scientific research community. "
target: The Winnower
The Winnower Inc. operates an open access online scholarly publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. Its platform allows users to publish research, essays, peer reviews, and more.
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closed 3/21/2012 via Company Press Release

Perceptive Software, Inc., acquired Nolij Corporation

synopsis: Perceptive Software, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise content management software, has acquired Nolij Corporation, a prominent provider of Web-based imaging, document management and workflow solutions for the higher education market.
buyer parent: Lexmark International, Inc.
buyer: Perceptive Software, Inc.
Perceptive Software, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise content management software that helps organizations easily manage the entire lifecycle of their documents and content, simplifying their business processes, and fueling greater operational efficiency. "
target: Nolij Corporation
Nolij Corporation is the leading provider of higher education focused document imaging and workflow solutions and is the recognized leader in providing data integration middle-ware technology to the higher education customer.
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closed 10/1/2010 via PR Newswire

The Access Network Company, acquired College Media Network

synopsis: The Access Network Company announced that it will take over operations of College Media Network. College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million people.
buyer: The Access Network Company
The Access Network(SM) is the premier online city guide content management software platform for premium brands, publishers, and local merchants. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: College Media Network
College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million unique college students and alumni each month.
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closed 9/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Hyland Software, Inc., acquired Hershey Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Hyland Software has purchased privately held Hershey Systems, a provider of Web-based ECM solutions focused primarily on the higher education market. The acquistion makes Hyland one of the largest enterprise content management (ECM) software suite vendors in the higher education market.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Hyland Software, Inc.
Hyland Software is the developer of OnBase. An award-winning suite of document management and content management solutions, OnBase has a proven record of solving problems resulting from time consuming, costly and error plagued manual tasks. "
target: Hershey Systems, Inc.
Hershey Systems is a software company that provides innovative solutions to more than 200 higher education institutions around the world. Hershey provides a comprehensive range of solutions for the higher education market focused on student success and operational excellence.
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closed 11/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

LANIT JSC, acquired Evident Point Software Corp

synopsis: Canadian e-book software and firmware provider Evident Point has been acquired by LANIT, a major Russian company providing a diversified range of systems integration and other IT services. Neither the terms of the transaction nor general future plans of the two companies were disclosed.
buyer: LANIT JSC
LANIT JSU is the leading russian CIS multidisciplinary group of IT companies. The group companies offer a full range of IT services, whose number is steadily increasing due to development of advanced and popular technologies and solutions. "
target: Evident Point Software Corp
Evident Point was established in 1995 with the vision of delivering quality software engineering services to major industry players. Evident Point's track record includes many successful projects for Apple, Microsoft, Netronix, Netscape and other industry leading software and hardware vendors.
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closed 9/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Aries Systems Corp.

synopsis: Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, announced it has acquired Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, MA. Aries' offerings are used for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target: Aries Systems Corp.
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing.
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closed 4/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Metapress

synopsis: Atypon Systems, Inc. has acquired the Metapress business from EBSCO Online, Inc., which has made the decision to discontinue the Metapress platform. Metapress offers comprehensive web publishing solutions for publishers of scholarly journals and electronic books. Current Metapress clients will be transitioned to Atypon’s Literatum platform.
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers and media organizations do business. Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world. "
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Metapress
Metapress has been a leader in hosting Science/Technical/Medical content since the beginning of the transition from print to electronic format. They have established a reputation for disseminating scholarly information on the Web and hosting highly ranked journals and e-books in many disciplines.
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closed 1/28/2015 via BusinessWire

Fingerprint, Inc., acquired Scribble Press

synopsis: Fingerprint announced that it has acquired Scribble Press. Scribble Press is a multimedia platform accessible via the web and on the iPad. Scribble Press is an easy, fun and free way to create and publish ones stories. Scribble Press’ book-making digital products have been used in more than 35,000 classrooms by kids aged 6-12.
buyer: Fingerprint, Inc.
Fingerprint is a mobile technology company that powers games and curates play-and-learn content to targeted customers around the world through dedicated mobile networks. Industry leaders in mobile technology, edutainment, broadcast and more license it's technology platform and content solution. "
target parent: Make Meaning Inc.
target: Scribble Press
Scribble Press is a multimedia platform accessible via the web and on the iPad. Scribble Press is an easy, fun and free way to create and publish ones stories. Scribble Press’ book-making digital products have been used in more than 35,000 classrooms by kids aged 6-12.
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closed 7/24/2013 via PR Newswire

Make Meaning Inc., acquired Scribble Press

synopsis: Make Meaning, the ultimate experiential retail and events destination where children and adults can choose from over 50 creative experiences ranging from cake decorating and candle making to jewelry design, soap creation and ceramics, has acquired Scribble Press, a retail "make your own book" format launched in California in 2008.
buyer: Make Meaning Inc.
Make Meaning is a world class entertainment destination that brings guests of all ages together to have fun and be creative. Make Meaning's unique brand of entertainment is delivered through unexpected and unconventional high quality Creative Experiences that inspires surprises and delights. "
target: Scribble Press
Scribble Press is a multimedia platform for creating, sharing and publishing stories. Accessible via the web and on the iPad, Scribble Press is an easy, fun and free way to create and publish your stories.
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closed 8/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Jenzabar, Inc., acquired SONISWEB

synopsis: Jenzabar Inc., a leading provider of software, services and strategies for higher education, announced that it has acquired RJM Systems, Inc., developer of SONISWEB. The company is a provider of state-of-the-art systems developed exclusively to meet administrative needs of colleges and universities.
buyer: Jenzabar, Inc.
Jenzabar, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software, strategies, and services developed exclusively for higher education. The company offers integrated, innovative solutions to advance the goals of academic and administrative offices across the campus and throughout the student lifecycle. "
target: SONISWEB
RJM Systems, Inc., developer of SONISWEB, provide the highest quality in information management systems and services to meet the demand of higher educational institutions.
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closed 9/27/2007 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired AY Recruiting Solutions

synopsis: Hobsons, a company that aids colleges and universities in elevating their enrollment strategies, has acquired AY Recruiting Solutions, a company that assists institutions in recruiting students with powerful application technology. Hobsons and AY will deliver an unmatched line of recruitment, admissions, and enrollment management products.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: AY Recruiting Solutions
AY Recruiting Solutions provides universities, corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies a complete suite of services to meet the needs of recruitment professionals.
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closed 1/9/2012 via BusinessWire

Ascend Learning, acquired E*Value

synopsis: Ascend Learning, a leading provider of technology-based educational solutions for healthcare and other vocational industries, has acquired Advanced Informatics, a software company helping healthcare education programs more efficiently manage the clinical education experience of their students through its E*Value solutions.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of technology-based educational, curriculum and assessment solutions for healthcare and other vocational industries, and specializes in delivering higher-performance results for students and professionals. "
target: E*Value
Advanced Informatics is a software company helping healthcare education programs more efficiently manage the clinical education experience of their students. Through its E*Value® software, the company helps its clients manage class schedules, evaluations, outcomes measurement, etc.
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closed 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Digarc, acquired Vsb Software Inc.

synopsis: DIGARC, a provider of curriculum management and student success solutions for higher education, has acquired Visual Schedule Builder (VSB), a scheduling solution for higher education institutions. VSB enables students to simplify scheduling and streamline registration by creating a visual calendar based on course requirements and preferred times.
buyer: Digarc
DIGARC is the leading provider of academic catalog and curriculum management, class scheduling, and student pathfinder software for higher education. DIGARC's solutions helps save time, improve user experience, support student recruitment, automate processes, and more. "
target: Vsb Software Inc.
Visual Schedule Builder (VSB) is a scheduling solution for higher education institutions. VSB enables students to simplify scheduling and streamline registration by creating a visual calendar based on course requirements and preferred times.
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closed 6/29/2017 via PR Web

BrightBytes, acquired Authentica Solutions

synopsis: BrightBytes, a learning analytics organization, announced the acquisition of Authentica Solutions, the developer of DataSense, an education data Integration Platform as a Service (IPaaS). Authentica partners with the top enterprise solutions in edtech to help educators at every organizational level meet data management requirements.
buyer: BrightBytes
BrightBytes is a learning analytics organization that translates complex analysis and educational research into fast actions that drive student learning. Their flagship platform, Clarity, measures modern learning outcomes and provides visualized results that are educative, engaging, and actionable. "
target: Authentica Solutions
Authentica Solutions is an education data management company providing data driven software solutions with a core focus on K-12 Data Integration, Centralized Data Management, Education Analytics, and Custom EdTech Solutions.
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announced 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

2U, Inc., will acquire CritiqueIt Inc.

synopsis: 2U, Inc., a global leader in digital education, announced it has agreed to acquire CritiqueIt, Inc., creator of a market-leading digital annotation tool. The CritiqueIt technology facilitates more dynamic engagement among students and faculty by allowing any piece of content to be annotated in real-time.
buyer: 2U, Inc. (TWOU:$411.77)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build the world's best digital education. Their platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. "
target: CritiqueIt Inc.
CritiqueIt provides annotation tools for real-time conversations. The company's technology reaches across market sectors by integrating seamlessly into existing technologies and platforms. They provide to higher education, corporate training, automotive, K-12, retail and scientific services.
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announced 4/8/2019 via PR Newswire

2U, Inc., will acquire Trilogy Education Services

synopsis: 2U, Inc., a leader in education technology, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Trilogy Education, a workforce accelerator that prepares adult learners for high-growth careers in the digital economy.
buyer: 2U, Inc. (TWOU:$411.77)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build the world's best digital education. Their platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. "
target: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity.
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announced 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

2U, Inc., will acquire CritiqueIt Inc.

synopsis: 2U, Inc., a global leader in digital education, announced it has agreed to acquire CritiqueIt, Inc., creator of a market-leading digital annotation tool. The CritiqueIt technology facilitates more dynamic engagement among students and faculty by allowing any piece of content to be annotated in real-time.
buyer: 2U, Inc. (TWOU:$411.77)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build the world's best digital education. Their platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. "
target: CritiqueIt Inc.
CritiqueIt provides annotation tools for real-time conversations. The company's technology reaches across market sectors by integrating seamlessly into existing technologies and platforms. They provide to higher education, corporate training, automotive, K-12, retail and scientific services.
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closed 7/3/2017 via PR Newswire

2U, Inc., acquired GetSmarter

synopsis: 2U, Inc., a leader in delivering best-in-class digital education in partnership with the world's top colleges and universities, announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of GetSmarter, a leader in collaborating with universities to offer premium online short courses to working professionals.
buyer: 2U, Inc. (TWOU:$411.77)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build the world's best digital education. Their platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. "
target: GetSmarter
GetSmarter is an online education company based in Cape Town and London. They collaborate with the world's leading universities to offer premium online short courses to working professionals around the world.
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announced 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

2U, Inc., will acquire CritiqueIt Inc.

synopsis: 2U, Inc., a global leader in digital education, announced it has agreed to acquire CritiqueIt, Inc., creator of a market-leading digital annotation tool. The CritiqueIt technology facilitates more dynamic engagement among students and faculty by allowing any piece of content to be annotated in real-time.
buyer: 2U, Inc. (TWOU:$411.77)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build the world's best digital education. Their platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. "
target: CritiqueIt Inc.
CritiqueIt provides annotation tools for real-time conversations. The company's technology reaches across market sectors by integrating seamlessly into existing technologies and platforms. They provide to higher education, corporate training, automotive, K-12, retail and scientific services.
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closed 10/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Turnitin, acquired ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc.

synopsis: Turnitin, a leading provider of academic integrity and assessment solutions, has acquired ExamSoft, a software-based assessment platform, from Spectrum Equity. ExamSoft empowers educational institutions and certification and licensure programs to protect exam integrity, streamline assessment processes, and improve learning outcomes.
buyer parent: Advance, Inc.
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is dedicated to ensuring the integrity of education and research and supporting the development of original thinking skills. Its products are used by educators to guide their students towards higher standards of integrity and by students and researchers to do their best, original work. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity
target: ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc.
ExamSoft is an education technology company that builds scalable software solutions that provide the highest level of exam security and integrity to education and certification institutions across a variety of verticals, settings, and modalities.
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Raise.me

synopsis: CampusLogic, the category leader in student financial success, has acquired RaiseMe, a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low-income and first-generation students. RaiseMe empowers every student to build their path to and through college by delivering a student-centric platform for college discovery.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic helps schools change lives by delivering the first—and only—Student Financial Success platform that incorporates complete scholarship management, net price calculators, personalized digital communications, simplified financial aid verification, multilingual virtual advising, and more. "
target: Raise.me
RaiseMe empowers every student to build their path to and through college by delivering a student-centric platform for college discovery and scholarship attainment. Students receive the motivation and guidance to be successful in their pursuit of a college degree.
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closed 3/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Authess

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired Authess, the Boston-based developer of an advanced performance-based competency assessment platform that evaluates how students solve complex, open-ended problems they would encounter on the job.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: Authess
Authess is a developer that uniquely leverages technology to measure an individual’s ability to solve complex, real-world problems. The Authess platform supports authoring, delivery, analysis, and reporting of authentic, performance-based assessment.
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closed 9/7/2017 via PR Newswire

Spongelab Interactive merged with InViVo Communications Inc.,

synopsis: INVIVO Communications, a company that develops targeted interactive programs for global pharmaceutical and medical device organizations, is pleased to announce the merger & integration of Spongelab Interactive, as INVIVO'S learning technologies division. Spongelab is a leader in the integration of game-based education.
buyer: InViVo Communications Inc.
INVIVO Communications Inc. is a digital healthcare agency. They develop targeted interactive programs for global pharmaceutical and medical device organizations and their affiliated advertising and PR agencies. "
target: Spongelab Interactive
Spongelab is a learning technology company and the developers of the STITCH learning management platform. Spongelab is a leader in the integration of game-based education with data-driven, adaptive learning technologies for formal education, professional training, associations and healthcare.
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closed 8/19/2016 via PR Web

SonderMind LLC, acquired Uvize

synopsis: SonderMind, a fast-growing behavioral health company that provides consumers with accessible and convenient options for high quality mental wellness, announced that it has acquired Uvize, Inc. Uvize provides cloud-based mentorship software for organizations to accelerate and improve connections between mentors and proteges.
buyer: SonderMind LLC
SonderMind provides software and services for mental health therapists to start and growth their practice, while vastly improving the accessibility and experience for consumers seeking high-quality behavioral health services. "
target: Uvize
Uvize, Inc. is a SaaS EdTech provider that operates a leading social network linking students with mentors. Uvize offers a comprehensive platform that features support mentor networks, one-on-one and group mentoring, mentoring by student peers and school advisors as well as mentor training.
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announced 10/27/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Greenwood Hall Inc., will acquire Uvize

synopsis: Greenwood Hall Inc., an education technology company that enables colleges and universities to increase revenue and improve student engagement and outcomes, has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire privately-held Uvize, Inc., a cloud-based SaaS EdTech provider that operates a leading social network linking students with mentors.
buyer: Greenwood Hall Inc. (OTCQB:ELRN:$8.56)
Greenwood Hall helps public and not-for-profit higher education institutions improve operational and financial results as well as student success and satisfaction. Their solutions provide services that begin with student enrollment and end with post-graduation job placement and career networking. "
target: Uvize
Uvize, Inc. is a SaaS EdTech provider that operates a leading social network linking students with mentors. Uvize offers a comprehensive platform that features support mentor networks, one-on-one and group mentoring, mentoring by student peers and school advisors as well as mentor training.
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closed 10/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Turnitin, acquired LightSide

synopsis: Turnitin, the leaders in originality checking and online grading, announced the company has acquired LightSide Labs, an online service that uses machine learning to provide real-time, automated feedback on student writing.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. "
target: LightSide
LightSide Labs is an educational technology company, dedicated to improving student writing skills. LightSide provides automated feedback and support for writers, redefining the role of automated assessment in the K-12 and higher education classroom.
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announced 12/11/2013 via Company Press Release

Rosetta Stone Inc., will acquire Tell Me More

synopsis: Rosetta Stone Inc, a leading provider of education technology and language-learning solutions, announced it has agreed to acquire Tell Me More S.A., a global language-learning software company with significant presence throughout Europe, including France and Spain, as well as in the U.S., Latin America and China.
buyer: Rosetta Stone Inc. (RST:$188.52)
Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns languages. The company’s proprietary learning techniques are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. "
target: Tell Me More
Tell Me More is a global language-learning software company with significant presence throughout Europe. It delivers an engaging learning experience that combines the most innovative content with the latest in learning theory and pedagogy while leveraging state of the art technology.
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closed 10/10/2013 via PR Web

Datamark, Inc., purchased Technology Assets from Altius Education

synopsis: Datamark, the leader in data-driven enrollment marketing, announced it has acquired the technology assets of Altius Education, including its competency-based online learning platform, Helix, as well as its enrollment management and student retention platforms.
buyer: Datamark, Inc.
Datamark, Inc. operates as a marketing agency for the education industry. It offers broadcast, direct mail, print, Web, and other direct response services, as well as concept-to-print, programming, and mail services. "
seller: Altius Education
Altius Education's technology assets includes its competency-based online learning platform, Helix, as well as its enrollment management and student retention platforms.
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closed 4/22/2013 via PR Web

Pearson Education, acquired Learning Catalytics LLC

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, announced that it has acquired Learning Catalytics™, an advanced, cloud-based learning analytics and assessment system developed by Eric Mazur, Brian Lukoff, and Gary King of Harvard University.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Pearson, the global leader in education services, education technology and school solutions, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems and teacher professional development. "
target: Learning Catalytics LLC
Learning Catalytics is a cloud-based learning analytics and assessment system. It allows faculty to obtain real-time responses to open-ended or critical thinking questions, determine which areas need more explanation, and then automatically group students for further discussion and problem solving.
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closed 8/5/2020 via PR Web

TPC Training, acquired Simutech Multimedia Inc.

synopsis: TPC Training, the leader in workforce training, performance, and compliance solutions, has acquired Simutech Multimedia, a provider of simulation based training for maintenance and operations professionals. Simutech has helped over 500 global manufacturers and 200 schools train learners in a safe, simulated environment.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: TPC Training
TPC Training is the leader in maintenance, safety, and operator training, with complete solutions for a 21st century workforce to acquire, apply, and adapt essential technical and safety skills. They offer a variety of training methods, including online, live, operator training, and job simulations."
target: Simutech Multimedia Inc.
Simutech Multimedia is a Canadian provider of simulation based training solutions for maintenance and operations professionals. Simutech has helped over 500 global manufacturers train learners in a safe, simulated environment. Their software helps companies to increase safety and reduce downtime.
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closed 12/17/2019 via PR Newswire

HackerRank, acquired Mimir

synopsis: HackerRank, the world's leading developer skills company, has acquired Mimir, the cloud-based platform for computer science courses. Mimir's platform helps computer science teachers to assess their students' performance, strengths and weaknesses.
buyer: HackerRank
HackerRank is a developer skills platform that helps businesses evaluate software developers based on skill. HackerRank enables tech recruiters and hiring managers to objectively evaluate talent at every stage of the recruiting process, helping them to hire skilled developers and innovate faster. "
target: Mimir
Mimir is a cloud-based platform for computer science courses. Mimir's platform helps computer science teachers to assess their students' performance, strengths and weaknesses. Mimir enables instructors to efficiently teach Computer Science courses of any scale without compromising education quality.
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closed 12/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Sanoma Oyj, acquired itslearning

synopsis: Sanoma acquires itslearning, an international provider of award-winning cloud-based learning platforms founded in 1999 in Norway, from the investment organisation EQT. itslearning is a cloud-based k12 Learning Management System (LMS) that connects people with passions, ideas, and most importantly, each other.
buyer: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,000.33)
Sanoma is a front running media and learning company impacting the lives of millions every day. Sanoma provides consumers with engaging content, offers unique marketing solutions to business partners and enables teachers to excel at developing the talents of every child. "
target parent: EQT AB
target: itslearning
itslearning is an international provider of award-winning cloud-based learning platforms founded in 1999 in Norway. itslearning is a cloud-based k12 Learning Management System (LMS) that connects people with passions, ideas, and most importantly, each other.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/5/2019 via PR Newswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, will acquire Instructure

synopsis: Thoma Bravo is to acquire Instructure, a tech company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. The firm currently manages a series of private equity funds representing more than $30 billion of equity commitments. "
target: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,942 [$1,864]
rev ($mm)
$246
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

National Olympiad Foundation, acquired Edurer Knowledge labs

synopsis: Indore-based assessment firm National Olympiad Foundation has acquired ed-tech startup Edurer Knowledge Labs, an India-based company that offers a line of cloud-based SaaS products, designed to meet the learning and administrative needs of institutions and corporates.
buyer: National Olympiad Foundation
Headquartered in India, National Olympiad Foundation constitutes docking of academic talent and social entrepreneurship helping talent to come out from the walls of the classroom. NOF conducts its own GLOBAL talent search exams where resources are utilized for children in need. "
target: Edurer Knowledge labs
Edurer, is an India-based Ed-Tech Startup that offers a line of cloud-based SaaS products, designed to meet the learning and administrative needs of institutions and corporates. Their offerings include services and resources, to automate management, acquire new students and engage them effectively.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Descomplica, acquired PaperX

synopsis: Descomplica acquired PaperX, a startup focused on developing exercises and online evaluations as tests and simulations. With PaperX, students can prepare for exams with simulated tests to ensure a better performance in the college entrance examination.
buyer: Descomplica
Descomplica is the 1st largest digital education company in Brazil. Their history begins in 2011 as an online education startup helping students from all over Brazil improve at the ENEM. The ENEM is a Brazilian national exam, which evaluates high school students in Brazil. "
target: PaperX
PaperX is a Brazilian startup focused on developing exercises and online evaluations as tests and simulations. With PaperX, students can prepare for exams with simulated tests to ensure a better performance in the college entrance examination.
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closed 8/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Perceivant, acquired Bearface Instructional Technologies

synopsis: Perceivant, a dynamic cloud-based data analytics solution for education and healthcare, has acquired Bearface Instructional Technologies, LLC, an education technology company that provides personalized web-based learning, assessment and data analytics for higher education.
buyer: Perceivant
Perceivant' Data Dojo is the fastest cloud-based data analytics solution on the market. Data Dojo can process terabytes of structured and unstructured data in real time and deliver to decision makers in a readable, actionable format. "
target: Bearface Instructional Technologies
Bearface Instructional Technologies, LLC provides web-based learning materials and assessment tools via a content delivery application that is revolutionizing how students learn and teachers teach.
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closed 4/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Ellucian, acquired Helix LMS

synopsis: Ellucian has acquired Helix Education’s competency-based education learning management system Helix LMS. Helix LMS is the only system designed from the ground up to deliver today’s leading-edge academic designs through competency-based learning.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Ellucian
Ellucian is the world’s leading provider of software, services and insight to higher education. Ellucian helps the higher education community—students, faculty, and staff—achieve their goals more efficiently, effectively, and with reduced risk. "
target parent: Helix Education
target: Helix LMS
Helix Learning Management System (LMS) is the only system designed from the ground up to deliver today’s leading-edge academic designs through competency-based learning.
price ($mm)
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announced 2/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Oxford City Football Club, will acquire Alvaedu, Inc.

synopsis: Oxford City Football Club, Inc., a diversified holding company, will acquire AlvaEDU. AlvaEDU is focused on improving higher education through technology. They work closely with universities to combine quality educational content with state-of-the-art technologies to achieve real results in the real world.
buyer: Oxford City Football Club (OTCPK:OXFC:$0.64)
Oxford City Football Club, Inc. is the largest publicly traded diversified portfolio of professional sports teams in the world. They are strategically positioned to implement their vertical integration model incorporating all their divisions towards future growth. "
target: Alvaedu, Inc.
Alvaedu partners with accredited Universities to create online Degree-granting programs. Alvaedu's experts work on campus and online with faculty to capture their current course curriculum and transform it into effective, engaging, online education.
price ($mm)
$7.00
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3P Learning Pty Ltd.
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Shoal Games
Shoal Games
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EBITDA ($mm)
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ReadyTech Holdings Limited
ReadyTech Holdings Limited
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ChinaEdu
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Axiologix
Axiologix
Axiologix is an International Technology and Services Organization focused on delivering Cloud-based Products and Services. It is creating a nationwide Service Provider of Voice, Data and Cloud services to small and medium size businesses primarily in the United States.
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ReadCloud
ReadCloud
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EBITDA ($mm)
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24
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