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Daekyo Co., Ltd., acquired KnowRe

synopsis: Daekyo Co., Ltd., one of Asia's largest education companies that provides supplemental education and enrichment programs, announced its acquisition of Knowre, an award-winning global AI-based education technology company. Knowre focuses on using technology to identify learning gaps and algorithmically deliver personalized curricula to students.
buyer parent: Daekyo Holdings Co.,Ltd
buyer: Daekyo Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A019680:$707.25)
Daekyo is a Korea-based company that provides supplemental education and enrichment programs. Through its systematic curriculum, Daekyo offers an education method where self-directed learning, individualized academic coaching, and critical thinking are at the core of helping students improve. "
target: KnowRe
Knowre is a provider of a deep-learning based AI math education technology platform that focuses on using technology to identify learning gaps and algorithmically deliver personalized curricula to students.
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closed 10/28/2020 via PR Newswire

Saga Education, acquired Woot Math

synopsis: Saga Education, a nonprofit that provides consistent, personalized, in-school-day math tutoring and mentoring, has acquired Woot Math, a suite of tools for math instruction both in-person and online. Woot Math provides research-backed software for K-12 math instruction and has developed a novel platform for online tutoring.
buyer: Saga Education
Saga Education is an evidence-based, personalized tutoring intervention designed to support students struggling with math, to give them the confidence and academic strength to graduate high school and pursue their dreams. "
target parent: Foundry Group
target: Woot Math
Woot Math provides solutions to help ensure all students are algebra-ready. It empowers teachers and tutors to reach all students and to do so by leveraging the best research-based content in collaborative, interactive instruction, and personalized learning.
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announced 8/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

IXL Learning, will acquire 3P Learning Pty Ltd.

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 10 million students worldwide, will acquire 3P Learning, a global leader in online education. 3P Learning's software blends the best pedagogy with the best technology to deliver great learning experiences. Their suite of learning resources covers mathematics, spelling and literacy.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 60 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
target: 3P Learning Pty Ltd. (TPN:$39.72)
3P Learning is a global leader in online education. 3P Learning's software blends the best pedagogy with the best technology to deliver great teaching and learning experiences. Their suite of learning resources covers mathematics, spelling and literacy. They serve 250,000 teachers in 132 countries.
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Eduphoria!, acquired FigMath

synopsis: FigMath, a plug & play math communication tool created by Fig Labs, was acquired by Eduphoria! Inc. FigMath is a plugin for math editing. FigMath seamlessly integrates into websites, discussion boards, text editors, and web based apps.
buyer: Eduphoria!
Eduphoria! is a Texas-based company that loves making powerful and intuitive web-based software for K-12 educators so they can focus on spending more time with their students. Eduphoria’s suite of applications empowers educators through the integration of student assessment and professional growth. "
target parent: FastFig
target: FigMath
FigMath is a plug & play math communication tool created by Fig Labs for companies and organization. FigMath is a plugin for math editing. FigMath seamlessly integrates into websites, discussion boards, text editors, and web based apps.
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closed 12/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Embibe, acquired Funtoot

synopsis: Embibe, a leading online test preparation portal in India, has acquired a 90.5% stake Funtoot, an education technology company in India. Funtoot offers an intelligent, adaptive, personalized digital tutor for math and science. Their platform observes, assesses, interacts, encourages and tutors each student based on their individual characteristics.
buyer parent: Reliance Industries Limited
buyer: Embibe
Embibe is a leading online test preparation portal in India. Their AI-based education platform uses data analytics to deliver personalized learning outcomes to each student. Embibe helps students prepare for life-changing exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, and CET. "
target: Funtoot
Funtoot is an education technology company in India. Funtoot offers an intelligent, adaptive, personalized digital tutor for math and science. Their platform observes, assesses, diagnoses, interacts, encourages and tutors each student based on their individual characteristics.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Higher Ground Education, acquired Montessorium

synopsis: Higher Ground Education, an international company focused on modernizing the Montessori education method, has acquired Montessorium, a developer of educational applications for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. Montessorium's apps utilizes the Montessori method to teach skills related to reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography.
buyer: Higher Ground Education
Higher Ground Education is an international company focused on modernizing the Montessori education method. Higher Ground owns and operates schools around the world and seeks to develop a platform that sources, secures, and develops back-end support to all Montessori-inspired schools and educators. "
target: Montessorium
Montessorium develops educational applications for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. Their apps employ educational principals developed by the Italian educator Maria Montessori to teach skills related to reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography, among others.
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closed 10/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Math 42

synopsis: Chegg, Inc. announced that it has acquired German-based Cogeon GmbH, a provider of adaptive math technology and developer of the math app, Math 42. Math 42 offers hierarchical step-by-step exercises, concept walk-throughs, and personalized assessments, built upon an artificially intelligent learning engine.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg strives to improve the overall return on investment in education by helping students learn more in less time and at a lower cost. "
target: Math 42
Based in Germany, Math 42 is a math learning app offering hierarchical step-by-step exercises, concept walk-throughs, and personalized assessments, built upon an artificially intelligent learning engine. It was built by a family of exceptional mathematicians with deep technical expertise.
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closed 1/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Imagine Learning, Inc., acquired Big Brainz

synopsis: Imagine Learning, developer of award-winning language and literacy software for pre-K through sixth-grade students, announces its acquisition of Utah-based Big Brainz™, a math-facts software product that helps students master math fluency and grow into more advanced math skills.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning, Inc., a Utah-based company, was founded with one goal in mind: to teach English to the children of the world. Today Imagine Learning English is being used by tens of thousands of students in hundreds of schools across the United States and around the world. The program currently su"
target: Big Brainz
Big Brainz Inc. is a phenomenally effective, three dimensional math fluency video game that students will never quit begging to play. Students practice a series of intense conceptual, automatic recall and retention phases to ensure complete mastery of their core facts.
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closed 1/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Waggle

synopsis: Learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that it has acquired award-winning adaptive learning solution Waggle. Waggle's web-based adaptive learning platform provides differentiated Math and ELA instruction for students in grades 2–8.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
As a global leader in K–12 education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) provides comprehensive learning solutions to help all students achieve their maximum potential. HMH also delights readers throughout the world with award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles. "
target: Waggle
Waggle's web-based adaptive learning platform provides differentiated Math and ELA instruction for students in grades 2–8. Waggle's unique engine analyzes student decisions, learning behavior and progress to ensure each learner experiences the right challenge at the right time.
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closed 3/1/2005 via PR Newswire

ProQuest Information & Learning, acquired ExploreLearning, Inc.

synopsis: ProQuest Information and Learning has acquired ExploreLearning, producers of the world's largest online simulation library for math and science education. With an objective of helping learners make sense of complex scientific and mathematical principles, ExploreLearning offers modular, interactive math and science simulations (manipulatives) for te
buyer parent: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
buyer: ProQuest Information & Learning
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary. "
target: ExploreLearning, Inc.
[JSF 1/10/02]: ExploreLearning is an online educational publisher working with educators and publishers to develop tools and content for web-based teaching and learning. Our mission is to deliver richly interactive learning experiences for middle school, high school, and introductory-level college
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closed 3/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Boxlight, acquired Modern Robotics

synopsis: Boxlight Corporation, a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, announced it has completed the acquisition of Modern Robotics, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education company with programing and robotics solutions for the K-12 education market.
buyer: Boxlight (BOXL:$39.70)
Boxlight Corporation is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global learning market. The company aims to improve learning and engagement in classrooms and to help educators enhance student outcomes, by developing the products they need. "
target: Modern Robotics
Modern Robotics is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education company with programing and robotics solutions for the K-12 education market.
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closed 5/20/2020 via Company Press Release

ACT, Inc., acquired ScootPad Corporation

synopsis: ACT, the nonprofit learning, measurement and navigation organization, announced it has acquired ScootPad™, a proven and highly-regarded personalized adaptive learning platform serving thousands of teachers, students and families, especially during the COVID-19 crisis.
buyer: ACT, Inc.
ACT is a mission-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. They are trusted as a national leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly 60 years of research. "
target: ScootPad Corporation
ScootPad is the world's most powerful personalized mastery platform built on proven learning science research and data-driven intelligence to deliver continuously adaptive enrichment, automatic remediation and personalized mastery for every student.
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closed 4/23/2020 via PR Web

Thinkster, acquired SelectQ Corporation

synopsis: Thinkster, the world leader in AI-driven Math tutoring for Kindergarten to 8th grade, has acquired SelectQ Corporation, an AI-driven educational technology platform. SelectQ offers quizzes and performance-based training for SATs, tailored to the needs and understanding levels of each student.
buyer: Thinkster
Thinkster is the world leader in AI-driven Math tutoring for Kindergarten to 8th grade. Thinkster combines the power of elite human tutors with a world-class curriculum and amazing AI and data-driven approach that is hyper-personalized for each student. "
target: SelectQ Corporation
SelectQ is an AI-driven educational technology platform. SelectQ offers quizzes and performance-based training for SATs, tailored to the needs and understanding levels of each student. Their platform identifies strong and weak subjects for each student and provides customized improvement plans.
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closed 5/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kahoot!, acquired DragonBox

synopsis: Kahoot!, a game-based learning platform in Norway, has acquired DragonBox, a French-Norwegian company that focuses on Game-Based Learning. DragonBox makes educational games that brings mathematics to life. DragonBox helps children ages 4 to 12 learn math using games that replace tedious equations and math quizzes with cards and a magical box.
buyer: Kahoot! (OTCNO:KAHOOT:$12.29)
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform in Norway. Kahoot! makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages. Kahoot! is used in a multitude of settings, including K-12 and university classrooms, corporate offices, and more. "
target: DragonBox
DragonBox is a French-Norwegian company that focuses on Game-Based Learning. DragonBox makes educational games that brings mathematics to life. DragonBox helps children ages 4 to 12 learn math using simple games that replace tedious equations and math quizzes with cards and a magical box.
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closed 10/30/2018 via PR Newswire

IXL Learning, acquired ABCya.com, L.L.C.

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform, has acquired ABCya.com, the leader in educational games for kids. ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. In addition to math and language arts, ABCya also covers topics such as science and holiday trivia.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL Learning is an educational technology company that delivers an immersive K-12 e-learning experience. IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies and Spanish. "
target: ABCya.com, L.L.C.
ABCya.com is the leader in educational games for kids. ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. In addition to math and language arts, ABCya also covers topics such as science and holiday trivia.
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JumpStart, acquired Sokikom

synopsis: Sokikom, an online game-based math program, has been acquired by Jumpstart, a subsidiary of NetDragon WebSoft. Founded in 2008, Sokikom offers a suite of collaborative math games aimed for students in grades K-5.
buyer parent: NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
buyer: JumpStart
JumpStart Games is the leader in learning-based games for kids. Since 1991, JumpStart has set the standard in kids’ educational games by making learning epically fun. JumpStart produces creative, educational mobile and multiplayer online games under its flagship brands as well as with partners. "
target: Sokikom
Sokikom is the only collaborative math program where elementary students help each other learn through a team-based game. Sokikom offers students adaptive instruction through learning games that adjust activities to individual student needs, including help videos when students get stuck.
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closed 11/8/2017 via PR Newswire

iReady, acquired Motion Math Inc.

synopsis: Curriculum Associates has acquired Motion Math, a company that creates visual, adaptive games that help students master the most challenging K-6 standards. Motion Math will be integrated with i-Ready, a company that offers research-based, classroom-proven programs that help educators effectively address the diverse needs of every student.
buyer parent: Curriculum Associates, Inc.
buyer: iReady
i-Ready offers research-based, classroom-proven programs that help educators effectively address the diverse needs of every student. Their award-winning products include reading, mathematics, intervention, language arts, test prep, special education, early childhood, and more. "
target: Motion Math Inc.
Motion Math's visual, adaptive games help students master the most challenging K-6 standards. Based on growth mindset research, Motion Math builds math fluency, conceptual understanding, and a love of challenge.
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closed 4/20/2010 via BusinessWire

Charter School Growth Fund, Reed Hastings, acquired DreamBox Learning

synopsis: DreamBox Learning announced that it has been acquired by a new partnership between Reed Hastings, a renowned education philanthropist and CEO of Netflix, Inc. and the Charter Fund, a non-profit venture capital firm.
buyer: Reed Hastings
buyer: Charter School Growth Fund
The Charter School Growth Fund is a social venture investment fund founded in 2005 to significantly increase the capacity of proven education entrepreneurs to serve more children. "
target: DreamBox Learning
DreamBox products target young students in kindergarten through third grade and are designed to reinforce and teach real math through effective, individualized instruction in an engaging and fun manner.
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closed 2/5/2018 via GlobeNewswire

EMC School, acquired Zulama

synopsis: EMC School, a leading provider of digital and blended language learning solutions, announced its acquisition of Zulama, Inc., an award-winning ed tech company producing innovative digital programs for computer literacy in middle and high school classrooms.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: EMC School (:$0.00)
EMC School, a business unit of New Mountain Learning, is a recognized leader in language learning solutions in classrooms throughout the nation. Founded in 1954, EMC offers core instructional materials, supplements, and assessments for the K-12 market. "
target: Zulama
Zulama, Inc. is an award-winning ed tech company producing innovative digital programs for computer literacy in middle and high school classrooms. The Zulama program focuses on game creation, from developing a storyline to marketing an original videogame.
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closed 9/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired Labinapp

synopsis: Byju’s, India’s largest Ed-tech company, has acquired LabInApp, a mobile app in India that offers lab-like simulations. LabInApp enables students and teachers to perform science activities and experiments on various devices. The app offers over 550 simulations that cover physics, chemistry, biology, math and more.
buyer: Byju's
Based in India, Byju’s is India’s largest Ed-tech company and the creator of India’s largest K12 learning app which offers highly adaptive, engaging and effective learning programs for students in classes 4-12 (K-12) and competitive exams like JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS, GRE and GMAT. "
target: Labinapp
LabInApp is a mobile app in India that offers lab-like simulations. LabInApp enables students and teachers to perform science activities and experiments on various devices. The app offers over 550 simulations that cover physics, chemistry, biology, math and more.
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closed 8/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Daekyo Co., Ltd., acquired KnowRe

synopsis: Daekyo Co., Ltd., one of Asia's largest education companies that provides supplemental education and enrichment programs, announced its acquisition of Knowre, an award-winning global AI-based education technology company. Knowre focuses on using technology to identify learning gaps and algorithmically deliver personalized curricula to students.
buyer parent: Daekyo Holdings Co.,Ltd
buyer: Daekyo Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A019680:$707.25)
Daekyo is a Korea-based company that provides supplemental education and enrichment programs. Through its systematic curriculum, Daekyo offers an education method where self-directed learning, individualized academic coaching, and critical thinking are at the core of helping students improve. "
target: KnowRe
Knowre is a provider of a deep-learning based AI math education technology platform that focuses on using technology to identify learning gaps and algorithmically deliver personalized curricula to students.
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closed 8/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Daekyo Co., Ltd., acquired KnowRe

synopsis: Daekyo Co., Ltd., one of Asia's largest education companies that provides supplemental education and enrichment programs, announced its acquisition of Knowre, an award-winning global AI-based education technology company. Knowre focuses on using technology to identify learning gaps and algorithmically deliver personalized curricula to students.
buyer parent: Daekyo Holdings Co.,Ltd
buyer: Daekyo Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A019680:$707.25)
Daekyo is a Korea-based company that provides supplemental education and enrichment programs. Through its systematic curriculum, Daekyo offers an education method where self-directed learning, individualized academic coaching, and critical thinking are at the core of helping students improve. "
target: KnowRe
Knowre is a provider of a deep-learning based AI math education technology platform that focuses on using technology to identify learning gaps and algorithmically deliver personalized curricula to students.
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closed 5/8/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired Brookside Academy

synopsis: O2B Kids, a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S., acquired Brookside Academy. Brookside Academy, founded in 1999, has two locations in Alpharetta and Johns Creek, suburbs of Atlanta, GA.  It provides services such as infant and toddler care, preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
buyer: O2B Kids
O2B Kids is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S. O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. "
target: Brookside Academy
Brookside Academy, founded in 1999, has two locations in Alpharetta and Johns Creek, suburbs of Atlanta, GA. It provides services such as infant and toddler care, preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Learning Group, acquired Ardmore Language Schools Limited

synopsis: Major schools business Cognita, via its Active Learning Group division, has acquired Ardmore Language Schools, a veteran junior summer program business which has operations in both the UK and US. For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language.
buyer parent: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
buyer: Active Learning Group
Active Learning Group is a portfolio of exciting brands, each of which specialise in experiential learning for children, spanning outdoor education for schools, and summer camps and daycare for children during the school holidays. "
target: Ardmore Language Schools Limited
For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language. They pride themselves on delivering summer school programmes to the highest standards with a constant focus on student experience, safety and fun.​
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closed 8/3/2018 via PR Newswire

OneSmart International Education Group Limited, acquired Tianjin Huaying Education Co. Ltd.

synopsis: OneSmart International Education Group Limited, one of the largest premium K-12 after-school education service provider in China, announced that it has through its affiliates acquired 100% equity interest of Tianjin Huaying Education Co. Ltd. ("Huaying"), one of the largest K-12 after-school education service provider based in Tianjin.
buyer: OneSmart International Education Group Limited (ONE:$375.79)
OneSmart International Education Group Limited is the largest premium K-12 after-school education service provider in China in terms of revenue in 2016 and 2017. Their vision is to build the most trusted "Third Classroom" outside of home and school. "
target: Tianjin Huaying Education Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1986, Huaying is one of the largest and most reputable after-school education service providers in Tianjin with approximately 20 learning centers and annual student enrollment of more than 70,000.
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closed 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspiring Learning

synopsis: Inspiring Learning, a UK headquartered provider of residential activity centres and educational trips for primary and secondary school children, has been acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital.
buyer: Bridgepoint
Bridgepoint is a European private equity firm. With over EUR 20 billion of capital raised to date, it typically focuses on acquiring well managed companies in attractive sectors with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. "
target: Inspiring Learning
Inspiring Learning is the UK’s largest independent provider of experiential learning for schools and young people, working with 250,000 children a year from all types of schools (state and private, primary and secondary, UK and international) and youth groups who stay with them for between 3-5 days.
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Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co Ltd, will acquire Longwen Education

synopsis: Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co., Ltd., a provider of semiconductor lighting products and integrated solutions, is acquiring Longwen Education, a company that helps parents manage their children's after-school studies online.
buyer: Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co Ltd
Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co., Ltd. is a provider of semiconductor lighting products and integrated solutions. The company is also involved in the manufacture and distribution of LED displays. They are based in China. "
target: Longwen Education
Longwen Education Group is a company that helps parents manage their children's after-school studies online. They are based in Beijing, China.
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Acacia Training Ltd., will acquire Learning Wings Pte Ltd.

synopsis: MBH is expanding its portfolio even further with the 100% acquisition of Learning Wings Pte Ltd, one of Singapore's leading education companies, serving non-profit organisations and schools across the republic of Singapore. Learning Wings will reside under Acacia Training Limited.
buyer parent: MBH Corporation plc
buyer: Acacia Training Ltd.
UK-based Acacia Training is an OFSTED Good training provider offering training in Health & Social Care, Childcare, Dental Nursing & Mental Health First Aid. Acacia delivers vocational qualifications, short courses, and bespoke training tailored to each client's exact requirements. "
target: Learning Wings Pte Ltd.
Learning Wings was established in 2000, serving children in the Primary and Pre-school levels in Singapore. Having partnered with Singapore Ministry of Education schools and non-profit organization, the company has worked with over 680,000 students in over 138 primary schools.
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Alphabest Education, Inc., acquired Enrich and Grow Academy, LLC

synopsis: Alphabest Education, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaplan Early Learning Company, has acquired Enrich and Grow Academy, LLC. Alphabest designs and operates extended day, summer and tutoring programs for students. Enrich and Grow Academy is the largest provider of after-school enrichment programs to elementary and middle schools in New Jersey.
buyer parent: Kaplan Early Learning Company
buyer: Alphabest Education, Inc.
Alphabest Education, Inc. offers a unique after school program model that combines a safe, supervised environment necessary for working parents with an expanded learning curriculum to assist schools to meet their goals. "
target: Enrich and Grow Academy, LLC
Enrich and Grow Academy is the largest provider of After-School Enrichment Programs to Elementary and Middle Schools in New Jersey. Enrich and Grow Academy also provides the largest number of different After-School Enrichment subjects.
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Graduation Alliance, acquired Advance Path Academics

synopsis: Graduation Alliance announced an expansion of its services through an acquisition of AdvancePath Academics. Graduation Alliance has provided online education, intensive support services and workforce preparation options to school districts, states, community colleges and workforce investment boards across the country.
buyer: Graduation Alliance
Graduation Alliance has given schools and communities across the nation the resources and support needed to help individuals reach their educational and career goals. Graduation Alliance develops highly effective alternative education and workforce training programs. "
target: Advance Path Academics
AdvancePath Academics, Inc. is a provider of alternative education solution. They create innovative partnerships with districts and high schools to recover, educate, and graduate out-of-school youth and students at risk of not earning their high school diplomas.
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closed 12/3/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired Home Away From Home

synopsis: O2B Kids, a premier provider of early education services, has acquired Home Away From Home (or "HAFH"), a provider of high-quality early education services in southeast Florida. HAFH operates preschools providing families with an education-focused and enriched environment for infant care, preschool, afterschool and summer camp services.
buyer parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: O2B Kids
O2B Kids is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S. O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. "
target: Home Away From Home
Based in Palm Beach, Florida, Home Away From Home (or "HAFH") operates preschools providing families with an education-focused and enriched environment for infant care, preschool, afterschool and summer camp services.
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O2B Kids, acquired The Village Academy, Inc.

synopsis: O2B Kids, a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S., completed the acquisition of The Village Academy, an early education services business with three facilities in St. Augustine, Florida.
buyer: O2B Kids
O2B Kids is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S. O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. "
target: The Village Academy, Inc.
Founded in 1981, The Village Academy is an early education service provider with three facilities in St. Augustine, Florida. The Village Academy offers a variety of services including preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
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Korona Invest, acquired Kissankulman muksut Oy

synopsis: Korona Invest acquired 75% of Cat's Corner Muksut Ltd (Kissankulman muksut Oy), a day care and after school facility.
buyer: Korona Invest
Korona Invest is entrepreneurial based private equity fund management company. The company currently manages two funds, which are Health Fund Ltd and Service Fund I. Capital under management amount to EUR 73 million. "
target: Kissankulman muksut Oy
Cat's Corner Muksut Ltd (Kissankulman muksut Oy) is a day care center that provides after-school facilities.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 8/15/2011 via BNC Analysis

Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc., acquired Fredericksburg Children's Academy, Inc.

synopsis: Audax, together with Phoenix Children's Academy, acquired Fredericksburg Children's Academy (FCA) from private owners. FCA, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is an early education center providing private pre-school, before-school, and after-school services for children aged six weeks through five years.
buyer parent: Audax Group
buyer: Phoenix Children's Academy, Inc.
Phoenix Children's Academy is an operator of full- and part-time specialized community child care centers and elementary schools in North America, with over 100 locations focused on the development and early education of children ranging from six weeks to 12 years old. "
target: Fredericksburg Children's Academy, Inc.
Fredericksburg Children's Academy, based in Fredericksburg, Virginia, is an early education center providing private pre-school, before-school, and after-school services for children aged six weeks through five years.
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announced 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Prairie Capital, will acquire Right At School

synopsis: Prairie Capital VI, LP partnered with the founder and other key members of the Right At School management team to recapitalize this rapidly growing educational services business. Headquartered in Evanston, IL, Right At School utilizes a school’s facility to provide distinctive and enriching before and after school programs for children.
buyer: Prairie Capital
Prairie Capital is a leading source of private equity for the acquisition of family and entrepreneur-owned businesses. Prairie focuses exclusively on being the first private equity investor in growth oriented, U.S. based companies with EBITDA of $4 to $12 million. "
target: Right At School
Right At School is the fastest growing provider of after school programming in North America. Through its proprietary curriculum and deep investments in educator training, Right At School drives social-emotional learning and experiential education in an environment where students are having fun.
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closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next Education India Private Limited, acquired Xolvr

synopsis: Next Education, a Hyderabad-based learning solutions provider for K-12 students, has acqui-hired Gurugram-based education technology startup Xolvr. Xolvr is an online one-to-one learning platform that connects high school students with undergraduate IIT students, who help them with subjects such as mathematics, physics, computer science and more.
buyer: Next Education India Private Limited
Next Education is a fast-growing, technology-driven company revolutionising the education system in India. Using the latest technology, they create cutting-edge products for the education sector that make learning and teaching easier, more fun, and more effective. "
target: Xolvr
Xolvr is a convenient and affordable community driven 'after school study' platform in India. Students can browse through a free section of content syndication, paid content created by a teacher-generated content library, or choose to book a live session with highly qualified teachers.
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closed 8/7/2011 via PR Web

Alphabest Education, Inc., acquired School-Age Notes

synopsis: AlphaBEST Education, Inc., a leader in after-school programming, announced it has completed the acquisition of School-Age NOTES, a publisher of timely and innovative resources for after-school professionals. With this acquisition, AlphaBEST Education is expanding its commitment to serve the after-school field.
buyer: Alphabest Education, Inc.
AlphaBEST Education, Inc. designs and operates academically focused extended day programs that offer opportunities for elementary school students to learn, develop, explore, and have fun beyond the normal school day in a safe, educational environment. "
target: School-Age Notes
School-Age Notes is a publisher and vendor of resources for those that care for children. It publishes and sells resources in a variety of formats on different topics. It also publishes a newsletter for afterschool professionals.
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cancelled 1/28/2013 via

Bayside Capital, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of School Specialty, Inc.

synopsis: School Specialty Inc. (SCHS ), a Greenville-based provider of K-12 educational materials and school supplies, reported reaching an asset purchase agreement with an affiliate of Bayside Capital, Inc., pursuant to which School Specialty proposes to sell its assets as a going concern via. a court-supervised sale process.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Bayside Capital, Inc.
Bayside Capital is a credit oriented investment firm with more than $4.5 billion under management. Focused on middle market companies, they invest across several segments of the primary and secondary debt capital markets with an emphasis on long term returns. "
target: School Specialty, Inc. (OTCPK:SCOO:$674.03)
School Specialty is the industry's largest provider of educational products, services and programs including Classroom Supplies, Arts products, Special Needs Resources, Math, Science, Reading, Physical Education, planning, etc.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$694
EBITDA ($mm)
$38
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
announced 9/12/2011 via PR Newswire

China Bilingual Technology & Education Group Inc., will acquire Shanxi Rising Education Investment Co., Ltd.

synopsis: China Bilingual Technology & Education Group Inc., an education company that owns and operates high-quality, K-12 private boarding schools in China, announced that it has entered into an Equity Transfer Agreement with all of the equity holders of Shanxi Rising Education Investment Co., Ltd., a K-12 private boarding school.
buyer: China Bilingual Technology & Education Group Inc.
China Bilingual Technology and Education Group, Inc. is an education company that owns and operates high-quality, K-12 private boarding schools in China. It operates three schools encompassing the kindergarten, elementary, middle and high school levels with approximately 12,600 students. "
target: Shanxi Rising Education Investment Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2002, Shanxi Rising is a K-12 private boarding school located in Jinzhong City, Shanxi Province, People's Republic of China, with approximately 3,000 students currently enrolled and a total capacity for approximately 10,000 students.
price ($mm)
$53
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
13.9x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/7/2008 via PR Newswire

American Education Group, acquired Shreiner Academy

synopsis: American Education Group announces the acquisition of Shreiner Academy in Atlanta. With this acquisition, AEG's rapid expansion continues with its network of private school facilities increasing to a total of 11 in five states.
buyer: American Education Group
American Education Group (AEG) believes the future of education will be all about customization, individualization, and specialization. AEG is committed to building a national network of unique, specialized private schools to meet this growing demand. "
target: Shreiner Academy
Shreiner Academy is a private school located in Cobb County, Georgia serving Marietta and Atlanta. The school's magnetic personality attracts kindergarten through eigth grade students from fourteen counties in the metropolitan Atlanta area.
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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

AIM Education, Inc., acquired Teacher's Media Company

synopsis: Visual media publisher and distributor AIM Education, Inc. has acquired the award-winning educational video product line Teacher’s Media Company, from School Specialty, Inc. AIM Education, Inc. is a new division of the international AIM Learning Group, Inc.
buyer: AIM Education, Inc.
AIM Education, Inc., based in Plainview, NY, is a visual media publisher and distributor that supports educators by offering supplemental curriculum, guidance, and health products to help students achieve academically, socially, and emotionally. "
target parent: School Specialty, Inc.
target: Teacher's Media Company
In 1994, Teacher's Video Company became the largest producer and distributor of educational videos in the U.S., serving teachers in every discipline in almost every American school. Offerings now exist in all areas of core curriculum, and student health and wellness.
price ($mm)
$8.60
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closed 10/17/2006 via BusinessWire

Learning Resources Inc., acquired Educational Insights, Inc.

synopsis: Learning Resources, Inc., a leading manufacturer of hands-on educational materials for classrooms and learning toys for the home, completed its acquisition of Educational Insights, a leading designer, developer, and marketer of innovative learning products dedicated to teaching children the fundamentals of geography, math, reading and science.
buyer parent: Educational Teaching Aids
buyer: Learning Resources Inc.
Learning Resources, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms and learning toys for the home. Educators and parents trust the company as a source for quality, award-winning educational products teaching language and reading, math and science. "
target: Educational Insights, Inc.
Educational Insights, Inc. is a leading designer, developer, and marketer of innovative learning products dedicated to teaching children the fundamentals of geography, math, reading, science, and other subjects.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA

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