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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 2/7/2019 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, acquired Ready4, Inc.

synopsis: Tomorrow Advancing Life Education Group (TAL), a leading education and technology enterprise in China, has acquired Ready4, Inc., the world's most advanced mobile learning platform. Ready4 provides high-quality, AI-powered live and on demand test prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) is a leading education and technology enterprise in China. Since its establishment, TAL is committed to integrating technologies and the Internet into education, to deliver a better study experience for children through K-12. "
target: Ready4, Inc.
Ready4 is the world's most advanced mobile learning platform. Ready4 provides high-quality, AI-powered live and on demand test prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT. Ready4 has helped more than 2 million students in over 150 countries improve their college admissions test scores.
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closed 9/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

NeoStencil, acquired TestCafe

synopsis: NeoStencil India Pvt. Ltd, which runs an online IAS coaching platform, has acquired analytics-based testing portal TestCafe. Noida-based TestCafe, which caters to those preparing for MBA entrances, tracks and analyses students’ performance and generates actionable recommendations.
buyer: NeoStencil
NeoStencil India Pvt. Ltd runs an online IAS (Indian Administrative Service) coaching platform. NeoStencil provides live as well as recorded classes, test series and study material for civil services exams. "
target: TestCafe
Noida-based TestCafe, which caters to those preparing for MBA entrances, tracks and analyses students’ performance and generates actionable recommendations. The company was founded in 2016 by Anish Passi, an IIM Ahmedabad alumnus.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BusinessWire

ECS Learning Systems, Inc., acquired PrepWorks

synopsis: Asteria Education, Inc., DBA ECS Learning Systems, the leading Integrated Standards Prep™ company and developer of STAAR MASTER, announced the acquisition of Miami-based PREPWORKS, a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning.
buyer parent: Asteria Education, Inc.
buyer: ECS Learning Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®. From the beginning, their company mission has been to create quality, innovative K-12 resources that make teaching easier. "
target: PrepWorks
PREPWORKS is a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning. With a combination of intelligent software, courseware, and reporting, Prepworks is disrupting student achievement in secondary school and higher education to promote college and career readiness.
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closed 11/5/2012 via BusinessWire

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired CPAexcel

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of content and workflow solutions supporting research; professional development; and education, announced that it has acquired Efficient Learning Systems (ELS), Inc, an e-learning system provider in areas like professional finance and accounting.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. "
target: CPAexcel
Efficient Learning Systems, Inc. is a leader in computer-based exam review for students. As producers of CPAexcel CPA Exam Review, it produces online test preparation platforms that enrich the learning experience through the use of a unique presentation system.
price ($mm)
$24
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$7
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cancelled 6/26/2006 via Company Press Release

Facts On File News Service, cancelled an acquisition of Bridges Transitions, Inc.

synopsis: Bridges Transitions Inc. has received notification from Facts on File, Inc. that it is withdrawing its previously announced, unsolicited, non-binding, proposal to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Bridges. As a consequence, Bridges has ceased all discussions with Facts on File, Inc.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Facts On File News Service
Facts On File is recognized as one of the leading print and electronic publishers of general reference materials for the school and library markets. Its product formats include single and multi-volume books, online databases, loose-leaf binders and CD-ROMs. "
target: Bridges Transitions, Inc.
Bridges Transitions Inc. develops, markets and delivers comprehensive products and services that address a wide range of education needs. Our education and career planning products, online test preparation courses and professional development training services are used by schools.
price ($mm)
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$12
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announced 5/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Knewton, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Knewton, a provider of affordable courseware and adaptive learning technology. Knewton developed an advanced learning system demonstrated to deliver highly-personalized learning experiences that drive superior outcomes.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley's scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals and digital learning, certification, and student-lifecycle services and solutions help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world "
target: Knewton, Inc.
Knewton puts achievement within reach for everyone through adaptive learning technology and products that deliver personalized and lasting learning experiences. Alta is Knewton’s fully integrated, adaptive learning courseware.
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closed 1/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Orion Edutech Private Limited, acquired Brainvalley Software Private Limited

synopsis: Skill development company Orion Edutech announced acquisition of 67 per cent stake in Chennai-based Brain Valley Software Pvt Ltd, an independent assessment solution for corporates and education institutes. They have delivered over 1.4 million tests to date for an array of competitive exams and employers.
buyer: Orion Edutech Private Limited
Orion Edutech is the largest vocational training institute in the country. Since their inception in 2005, they have secured the future of more than 60,000 students by providing them with jobs in top companies across India. Their vocational training courses are industry-oriented and skill based. "
target: Brainvalley Software Private Limited
Brainvalley Software specializes in assessment solutions for students, coaching institutes, corporates or colleges. They have delivered over 1.4 million tests to date for an array of competitive exams and employers.
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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 9/9/2013 via PR Web

JAK, Ltd., acquired LabMentors Corp.

synopsis: PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) announced the sale of its Labmentors Canadian subsidiary to JAK, Ltd., a Canadian company.
buyer: JAK, Ltd.
JAK, Ltd. is a Canadian company. "
target parent: PCS Edventures, Inc.
target: LabMentors Corp.
LabMentors provides guided on-line labs for web-based information technology training and certification. Participants can log on anywhere to gain hands-on experience and advice in the study of Windows 2003, XP, 2000, Security, Cisco Networking and Custom Application programs/certification tracks.
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closed 5/31/2006 via

Houghton Mifflin Company, purchased SkillsTutor from Achievement Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company announced an agreement with Achievement Technologies, Inc. (ATI), a privately held educational software solution and service company, to acquire all of ATI's research-based instructional products for $18.5 million in cash.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
seller: Achievement Technologies, Inc.
Achievement Technologies is a privately held educational software solution and service company founded in the fall of 1999, focusing primarily on the K-12 school market with a secondary focus on the school-to-work and adult basic skills market.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/10/2017 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Software Secure, Inc.

synopsis: PSI Services, a testing services provider to corporations, government agencies, professional associations, and certifying bodies, announced that they have acquired Software Secure, a recognized leader in cloud-based online testing and a pioneer in record & review remote proctoring solutions for higher education, K-12 & certification organizations.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Software Secure, Inc.
Software Secure, Inc., creator of Securexam, is the pioneer in educational testing software development. Their software designers and technical support people are committed to helping the academic community experience computerized testing at its best.
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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 7/11/2013 via PR Newswire

Hobsons Inc., will purchase National Transcript Center from Pearson Data Solutions

synopsis: Hobsons announced the acquisition from Pearson of National Transcript Center (NTC), the world's largest e-transcript exchange provider, serving more than 137,000 institutions that represent more than 14 million students. Pearson's NTC is a secure, browser-based application that instantly transfers electronic student records and transcripts.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is a premier provider of innovative technology and integrated marketing solutions that empower education professionals to manage the entire student lifecycle, including recruitment, enrollment, and retention. "
seller parent: Pearson plc
seller: Pearson Data Solutions
Pearson's National Transcript Center (NTC) is the world's largest e-transcript exchange provider, serving more than 137,000 institutions that represent more than 14 million students. NTC is a secure, browser-based application that instantly transfers electronic student records and transcripts.
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announced 3/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, will acquire Firecracker, Inc.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Firecracker, an adaptive learning, assessment, and study-planning solution used by more than 20 percent of U.S. medical students.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions that support clinicians, patients, researchers and students with advanced clinical decision support, learning and research and clinical intelligence. "
target: Firecracker, Inc.
Founded in 2009, Firecracker uses a technology- and data-driven approach to improve medical student learning in preparation for high stakes exams, including the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
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closed 4/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired PrepU

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired the adaptive learning technology that powers the PrepU quizzing tool for nursing and medical education. PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PrepU
PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences. The company offers test prep for college biology, nursing, and medical concentrations.
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closed 10/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Riverside Insights, acquired ESGI, LLC

synopsis: Riverside Insights, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors, has acquired ESGI, a leading SaaS platform for administering, creating, tracking, and reporting teacher-led assessments of early childhood students. ESGI was founded with the mission to help teachers and administrators overcome the unique challenges of early childhood education.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Riverside Insights
Riverside is a provider of educational and clinical assessments that play a key role in helping individuals elevate their learning potential by providing accurate and reliable data. Riverside is comprised of several iconic, leading brands such as Woodcock-Johnson, the Iowa Assessments, and CogAT. "
target: ESGI, LLC
ESGI ("Educational Software for Guiding Instruction") is an industry-leading platform for conducting 1-on-1 assessments that guide instruction for early childhood students. ESGI assessments empower teachers with real-time student data in easy-to-read reports, graphs, parent letters, and flashcards.
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closed 2/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Toppr, acquired Manch

synopsis: Mumbai-based online test preparation startup Toppr has announced its acquisition of Manch. Founded in late-2013 by IIT-Bombay graduates, Rajshekhar Ratrey, Aadil Shah and Vikas Verma, Manch offers its services in test preparation, corporate training and to schools and colleges.
buyer: Toppr
Toppr is a test preparation platform for engineering, medical and secondary schools students. The platform covers exams such as IIT JEE and BITSAT in engineering; NEET, AIIMS, AIPMT, AFMC, MT-CET and EAMCET in medical; and NTSE, NSO, NSTSE and KVPY, among others in the secondary school level. "
target: Manch
Manch is an effective knowledge delivery platform which enables an individual to obtain competence using the platforms’ in-built analytics and recommendations.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Instructure, will acquire Portfolium Inc.

synopsis: Instructure, Inc., the leading software-as-a-service technology company that helps people learn and develop through school and work, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Portfolium, the student success network built to showcase the achievements, projects, and competencies of dedicated students to potential employers.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution. "
target: Portfolium Inc.
Portfolium is a full-stack student success platform. Institutions use Portfolium to deploy robust ePortfolio networks as they manage and align learning outcomes assessment, digital badging, guided pathways, and career readiness programs.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired Watermark

synopsis: Watermark, the largest provider of assessment software for higher education institutions worldwide, has announced the close of its agreement with TCV to acquire a controlling interest in the company. TCV is one of the largest providers of capital to growth-stage private and public companies in the technology industry.
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
Technology Crossover Ventures, founded in 1995, is a leading provider of growth capital to technology companies, providing funds to later-stage private and public companies. "
target: Watermark
Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, educators, and learners. Through its innovative educational intelligence platform, Watermark supports institutions in developing an intentional approach to learning based on data they can trust.
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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 8/30/2018 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 8/30/2018 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 5/31/2006 via

Houghton Mifflin Company, purchased SkillsTutor from Achievement Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company announced an agreement with Achievement Technologies, Inc. (ATI), a privately held educational software solution and service company, to acquire all of ATI's research-based instructional products for $18.5 million in cash.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
seller: Achievement Technologies, Inc.
Achievement Technologies is a privately held educational software solution and service company founded in the fall of 1999, focusing primarily on the K-12 school market with a secondary focus on the school-to-work and adult basic skills market.
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announced 4/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Reliance Industries Limited, will acquire Embibe

synopsis: Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Mumbai, India, will acquire a 73% stake in Embibe, a leading online test preparation portal in India. Embibe helps students prepare for life-changing exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, and CET.
buyer: Reliance Industries Limited (NSEI:RELIANCE:$86,476.96)
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Mumbai, India. RIL is India’s largest private sector company, with activities that span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and 4G digital services. "
target: 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.
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closed 4/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Toppr, acquired EasyPrep

synopsis: Mumbai-based Haygot Education Pvt Ltd which runs digital ed-tech startup Toppr.com, has acquired EasyPrepEasyPrep, an online entrance exam preparation platform. EasyPrep offers customised exam creation platform for schools and helps students prepare for competitive examinations.
buyer: Toppr
Toppr is a test preparation platform for engineering, medical and secondary schools students. The platform covers exams such as IIT JEE and BITSAT in engineering; NEET, AIIMS, AIPMT, AFMC, MT-CET and EAMCET in medical; and NTSE, NSO, NSTSE and KVPY, among others in the secondary school level. "
target: EasyPrep
EasyPrep is a customized exam creation platform for schools, coaching institutes and teachers and an exam preparation platform for students. Easyprep is a complete package for students to supplement their exam preparation.
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closed 7/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, acquired Grockit

synopsis: Kaplan has acquired the test prep assets and social learning platform of Grockit, Inc., a San Francisco-based pioneer in social learning applications and technologies. Grockit, Inc. improves academic achievement and extend learning outside of the classroom by advancing online social learning as the dominant instructional design.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, a division of Kaplan, Inc., is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. "
target: Grockit
Grockit was created to improve the learning outcomes of students by applying the power of social networks, adaptive algorithms, and gaming mechanics to the process of learning. Grockit uses social gaming technology and Web 2.0 infrastructure to create a fun learning environment for students.
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closed 2/16/2012 via PR Newswire

Naviance, acquired PrepMe

synopsis: Naviance, the K-12 division of Hobsons, and the leading provider of measurable student success solutions for schools and districts, announced its acquisition of PrepMe, a leader in adaptive learning technologies and test preparation programs for the PSAT, SAT and ACT.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Naviance
Naviance is the leading provider of measurable student success solutions for K-12 schools. Serving more than 300,000 educators and 4.5 million students, Naviance provides student-centric tools for course, career, college and success planning. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: PrepMe
PrepMe is a leader in the online test preparation and course delivery space. The company offers an adaptive learning platform that is used by publishers to transform their content into highly engaging, personalized online courses.
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closed 7/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Ascend Learning, acquired PrepMe

synopsis: PrepMe announced the sale of its adaptive learning platform and virtual classroom to Ascend Learning, a leading digital and print education company. PrepMe will continue to provide online college preparation and Coursification™ services under license from Ascend Learning.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of technology-based educational, curriculum and assessment solutions for the healthcare industry and other vocational fields. It is renowned for delivering solutions that result in higher-performing student results at a lower cost. "
target: PrepMe
PrepMe is a leader in the online test preparation and course delivery space. The company offers an adaptive learning platform that is used by publishers to transform their content into highly engaging, personalized online courses.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BusinessWire

ECS Learning Systems, Inc., acquired PrepWorks

synopsis: Asteria Education, Inc., DBA ECS Learning Systems, the leading Integrated Standards Prep™ company and developer of STAAR MASTER, announced the acquisition of Miami-based PREPWORKS, a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning.
buyer parent: Asteria Education, Inc.
buyer: ECS Learning Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®. From the beginning, their company mission has been to create quality, innovative K-12 resources that make teaching easier. "
target: PrepWorks
PREPWORKS is a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning. With a combination of intelligent software, courseware, and reporting, Prepworks is disrupting student achievement in secondary school and higher education to promote college and career readiness.
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closed 2/7/2019 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, acquired Ready4, Inc.

synopsis: Tomorrow Advancing Life Education Group (TAL), a leading education and technology enterprise in China, has acquired Ready4, Inc., the world's most advanced mobile learning platform. Ready4 provides high-quality, AI-powered live and on demand test prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) is a leading education and technology enterprise in China. Since its establishment, TAL is committed to integrating technologies and the Internet into education, to deliver a better study experience for children through K-12. "
target: Ready4, Inc.
Ready4 is the world's most advanced mobile learning platform. Ready4 provides high-quality, AI-powered live and on demand test prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT. Ready4 has helped more than 2 million students in over 150 countries improve their college admissions test scores.
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closed 10/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Riverside Insights, acquired ESGI, LLC

synopsis: Riverside Insights, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors, has acquired ESGI, a leading SaaS platform for administering, creating, tracking, and reporting teacher-led assessments of early childhood students. ESGI was founded with the mission to help teachers and administrators overcome the unique challenges of early childhood education.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Riverside Insights
Riverside is a provider of educational and clinical assessments that play a key role in helping individuals elevate their learning potential by providing accurate and reliable data. Riverside is comprised of several iconic, leading brands such as Woodcock-Johnson, the Iowa Assessments, and CogAT. "
target: ESGI, LLC
ESGI ("Educational Software for Guiding Instruction") is an industry-leading platform for conducting 1-on-1 assessments that guide instruction for early childhood students. ESGI assessments empower teachers with real-time student data in easy-to-read reports, graphs, parent letters, and flashcards.
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closed 2/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Toppr, acquired Manch

synopsis: Mumbai-based online test preparation startup Toppr has announced its acquisition of Manch. Founded in late-2013 by IIT-Bombay graduates, Rajshekhar Ratrey, Aadil Shah and Vikas Verma, Manch offers its services in test preparation, corporate training and to schools and colleges.
buyer: Toppr
Toppr is a test preparation platform for engineering, medical and secondary schools students. The platform covers exams such as IIT JEE and BITSAT in engineering; NEET, AIIMS, AIPMT, AFMC, MT-CET and EAMCET in medical; and NTSE, NSO, NSTSE and KVPY, among others in the secondary school level. "
target: Manch
Manch is an effective knowledge delivery platform which enables an individual to obtain competence using the platforms’ in-built analytics and recommendations.
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closed 4/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation, acquired Brainchild, Inc.

synopsis: Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation formally completed the acquistion of Brainchild, Inc. Brainchild creates and develops tools to engage all students. Brainchild specializes in handheld tutors and software for state test preparation.
buyer: Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation (QFOR:$54.82)
Quadrant 4 is a Vertical Cloud Platform company offering state-of-the-art PaaS solutions in Healthcare, Media and Retail. Their highly scalable vertical cloud platforms coupled with their Global Professional Services organization provides clients with a competitive advantage in the marketplace. "
target: Brainchild, Inc.
Brainchild has established a strong track record of helping thousands of schools make AYP and win awards for dramatic increases in scores on state tests. Brainchild makes tools to engage all students. Struggling students have a variety of learning styles and disabilities.
price ($mm)
$1.62
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closed 12/14/2006 via BusinessWire

Harcourt Assessment, Inc., acquired Edformation, Inc.

synopsis: Leading test publisher Harcourt Assessment, Inc., announced that it has acquired Edformation, Inc., a privately held company offering its AIMSweb product to education customers. AIMSweb is a research-based screening and progress monitoring tool for use by special education teachers, curriculum specialists and school psychologists.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Harcourt Assessment, Inc.
Harcourt Assessment, Inc. is a provider of high-quality assessment instruments and testing programs published under two brand names –– Harcourt Assessment and PsychCorp™. "
target: Edformation, Inc.
Edformation, Inc. creates Standard Assessment probes, formative assessment materials and online monitoring and reporting software for use in K-12, Special Education, Adult Learning, Community Education, home school, charter schools, correctional facilities and other educational settings.
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closed 9/18/2006 via BusinessWire

eInstruction Corporation, acquired FSCreations, Inc.

synopsis: Chicago Growth Partners is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, eInstruction Corporation, the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to K-12, higher education, corporate and military classrooms, has acquired FSCreations, Inc. Chicago Growth Partners led the equity support for the acquisition.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: eInstruction Corporation
eInstruction is the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to Kindergarten-12th grade, higher-education, corporate and military classrooms with an estimated 40% market share. "
target: FSCreations, Inc.
FSCreations is a provider of educational software that assists teachers in test preparation and administration, lesson planning and student performance assessment. Its core product, ExamView, is a test generator and assessment platform containing questions prepared directly by textbook publishers.
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closed 6/8/2006 via PR Newswire

EdGate merged with EDmin.com, Inc.,

synopsis: EDmin.com and Educational Gateways announced the merger of their two organizations under EDmin.com, Inc. Clients will immediately benefit from the merger through an increased breadth of products and services, faster implementation, and reduced training requirements. Teachers will have improved access to tools and resources.
buyer: EDmin.com, Inc.
Founded in 1989 as an educational technology company, EDmin.com, Inc. has become the dominant platform for learning management solutions that enable school districts and teachers to accelerate student learning and improve performance. "
target: EdGate
EdGate provides K-12 solutions that improve student performance while providing a user friendly, secure, and personalized environment. EdGate’s suite of products is integrated, customizable, and delivered to the education community via the Internet.
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closed 8/1/2005 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Turnleaf

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education today announced the acquisition of TurnLeaf Solutions Inc., a national provider of customized online reporting and data analysis. TurnLeaf helps administrators and teachers track progress toward school districts' Adequate Yearly Progress goals, a key provision in the No Child Left Behind law.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
Founded in 1888, McGraw-Hill Education provides information via various media platforms: through books, magazines and newsletters; on-line over the Internet and electronic networks; via television, satellite and FM sideband broadcast; and through software, videotape, facsimile and CD-ROM products. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Turnleaf
TurnLeaf Solutions Inc. was founded in September of 1999, by educators for educators. The founding vision of the company is one of technology-enhanced instructional improvement as the pathway to higher student achievement. TurnLeaf immediately established a unique niche in the education market thro
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closed 2/3/2011 via

News Corporation, acquired Wireless Generation

synopsis: News Corp. agreed to acquire 90 percent of education-technology provider Wireless Generation for about $360 million in cash, as Rupert Murdoch’s media company looks to expand in academics.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$9,890.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. "
target parent: Seavest, Inc.
target: Wireless Generation
Wireless Generation creates innovative tools, systems, and services that help educators teach smarter. With its mobile assessment software, the company invented a better way to give classroom assessments and make data-based instructional decisions.
price ($mm)
$390*
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closed 5/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired Freckle Education

synopsis: A year of vetting math tool after math tool came to an end with Renaissance announcing its acquisition of Freckle Education, a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target: Freckle Education
Freckle Education is a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science. Freckle currently claims more than 700,000 teachers and 10 million students have used the platform across 75,000 schools.
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closed 7/16/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Showbie, acquired Socrative

synopsis: Showbie, a classroom workflow app with millions of users around the globe, has acquired Socrative from MasteryConnect. Socrative is a classroom app for fun, effective classroom engagement. No matter where or how instructors teach, Socrative allows teachers to instantly connect with students as learning happens.
buyer: Showbie
Showbie is a classroom workflow app with millions of users around the globe. Founded in 2012, Showbie’s mission is to build tools to help teachers and students everywhere be more productive and creative in the paperless classroom. "
target parent: MasteryConnect
target: Socrative
Socrative is a classroom app for fun, effective classroom engagement. No matter where or how instructors teach, Socrative allows teachers to instantly connect with students as learning happens.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Edgenuity, Inc., acquired Compass Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC, an investment company focused on digital and SaaS education solutions, announced that Edgenuity, a Weld North company and a leader in online and blended learning solutions, has acquired digital education software provider Compass Learning.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: Edgenuity, Inc.
Edgenuity provides engaging online education solutions that propel success for every student, empower every teacher to deliver more effective instruction, and enable schools and districts to meet their academic goals. "
target: Compass Learning, Inc.
Compass Learning partners with educators to ensure that students achieve record academic results. Its K-12 learning acceleration software combines a research-driven instructional approach and actionable data with engaging digital content so students have fun while making real progress.
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