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HigherEdGrowth LLC, acquired CalmCircle

synopsis: Higher Ed Growth, a full-service marketing agency specializing in post-secondary education, announced that it has acquired CalmCircle. CalmCircle is an online platform offering a research-driven stress and sleep management program. Their curriculum focuses on mental rest, stress management and sleep support.
buyer: HigherEdGrowth LLC
Higher Ed Growth is a full-service marketing agency. In addition to lead generation, they offer fully managed Master Vendor Services, compliance monitoring, white label software, inquiry management, and analytics to develop technology and marketing programs that support client enrollment goals. "
target: CalmCircle
CalmCircle is an online platform offering a research-driven stress and sleep management program. They focus on mental rest, stress management and sleep support. They have expanded to bring mental rest and stress relief to the education industry, corporate workplaces and healthcare institutions.
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closed 7/27/2020 via BusinessWire

Edgenuity, Inc., acquired Purpose Prep

synopsis: Weld North Education announced it has acquired Purpose Prep, a leading technology-based online course provider focused on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Purpose Prep will become part of Edgenuity, a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Edgenuity, Inc.
Edgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market. Nationwide, Edgenuity is in use by more than 20,000 schools, including 20 of the 25 largest school districts, to meet academic goals and improve student outcomes. "
target: Purpose Prep
Purpose Prep is a leading technology-based online course provider focused on Social and Emotional Learning. The Purpose Prep curriculum focuses on personal, character, and leadership development as well as the development of healthy social and emotional skills and readiness for life beyond school.
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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 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Hazelden, acquired MyStudentBody

synopsis: Hazelden, the country's leading provider of addiction treatment services and education, announced the acquisition of MyStudentBody, the most comprehensive online alcohol and drug education program for college students, from Massachusetts-based Inflexxion, Inc.
buyer: Hazelden
Hazelden, a national nonprofit organization founded in 1949, helps people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. Hazelden offers a comprehensive approach to addiction that addresses the full range of patient, family, and professional needs. "
target parent: Inflexxion, Inc.
target: MyStudentBody
MyStudentBody offers distinct programs that empower students, parents and administrators to positively impact campus communities by educating and motivating students to make healthy decisions.
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closed 8/25/2020 via BusinessWire

Top Hat, acquired bluedoor

synopsis: Top Hat, the leading active learning platform for higher education, has acquired bluedoor, an independent press that specializes in educational content for the sciences in higher education.
buyer: Top Hat
Top Hat’s all-in-one teaching platform enables professors to connect with students inside and outside the classroom with engaging content, tools, and activities. "
target: bluedoor
bluedoor is a science-based publisher in the post-secondary market. Their college publishing group focuses on lab support in both print and digital formats in biology, chemistry, microbiology, anatomy & physiology, geology, physics, and astronomy.
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closed 6/11/2021 via BusinessWire

TrueLearn, Inc., acquired Picmonic

synopsis: TrueLearn, a leading platform in healthcare education that blends data analytics with cognition science to optimize learning outcomes for the medical community, has expanded its footprint and platform capabilities through the acquisition of Picmonic, an education company specializing in the creation of narrated audiovisual picture mnemonics.
buyer: TrueLearn, Inc.
TrueLearn offers a suite of products for medical students and residents across a range of medical specialties. TrueLearn also offers its products to adjacent healthcare markets, including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, Pharmacy, and allied health. "
target: Picmonic
Picmonic is an education company specializing in the creation of narrated audiovisual picture mnemonics to improve memory duration and learning. The company offers a suite of products in nursing and medicine and has recently expanded its product offerings into allied health.
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closed 9/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Hands-On Labs Inc, acquired eScience Labs, Inc.

synopsis: Science Interactive Group, through their subsidiary Hands-On Labs, a provider of experiential learning, has acquired eScience Labs, a company that collaborates with hundreds of higher education institutions to provide a traditional hands-on laboratory experience to students engaged in online and blended learning.
buyer parent: Millpond Equity Partners
buyer: Hands-On Labs Inc
Hands-On Labs (HOL) is the world leader in science distance learning. HOL pioneered the way education is conceived and delivered around the world, regardless of location, time zone, or language. They don’t just create products. They create a comprehensive learning process. "
target: eScience Labs, Inc.
eScience Labs collaborates with hundreds of higher education institutions to provide a traditional hands-on laboratory experience to students engaged in online and blended learning.
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closed 5/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Scholastic Educational Technology and Services

synopsis: Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that it has completed its previously-announced acquisition of the Educational Technology and Services business of Scholastic Corporation. The EdTech segment of Scholastic provides digital intervention curriculum, products and services to schools and districts throughout the United States.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. "
target parent: Scholastic Inc.
target: Scholastic Educational Technology and Services
The EdTech segment of Scholastic provides digital intervention curriculum, products and services to schools and districts throughout the United States as well as related implementation and assessment services and school consulting services.
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closed 9/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Squla, acquired scoyo

synopsis: Squla, a consumer education company in the Netherlands, has acquired Scoyo, an online learning platform for primary and secondary school students in Germany. Scoyo makes learning fun by providing content in a cartoon world. They offer e-learning content for German and English language learning, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and art.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Squla
Squla is the leading consumer education brand for parents and their children in the Netherlands. Squla provides interactive educational tools for primary school students. Squla is linked to the Dutch national curriculum and is designed to supplement a student’s education in a fun and adaptive way. "
target: scoyo
Scoyo is an online learning platform for primary and secondary school students in Germany. Scoyo makes learning fun by providing content in a playful cartoon world. Their platform offers e-learning content for German and English language learning, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and art.
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announced 1/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Aakash Educational Services Limited, will acquire Meritnation

synopsis: Aakash Educational Services Ltd, a leading educational institution in India, will acquire a 66% stake in Meritnation from Info Edge, India’s premier online classifieds company. Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for math, science and English.
buyer: Aakash Educational Services Limited
Aakash is a leading educational institution in India. Aakash provides comprehensive test preparatory services to students preparing for medical and engineering entrance exams, school/board exams, KVPY, NTSE, Olympiads and other Foundation level exams. "
target parent: Info Edge
target: Meritnation
Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for mathematics, science and English. They also offer online and offline test preparation modules for various undergraduate entrance examinations.
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closed 4/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Nearpod, acquired Flocabulary

synopsis: Nearpod, an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom, has acquired Flocabulary, a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Their standards-based videos and instructional activities help develop core literacy skills.
buyer: Nearpod
Nearpod is an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom. Nearpod makes lectures more engaging through interactive multimedia presentations. With Nearpod, teachers can create mobile presentations, engage students in class, and assess them in real time. "
target: Flocabulary
Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers use Flocabulary’s standards-based videos and instructional activities to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills.
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closed 7/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Imagine Learning, Inc., acquired Reasoning Mind

synopsis: Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for grades pre-K–12, announced its Imagine Learning business acquired Texas-based Reasoning Mind, a leading innovative math curriculum organization addressing the early learning market.
buyer parent: Silver Lake Partners
buyer: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning delivers language, literacy, and mathematics solutions for pre-K–12 students. Students and teachers love Imagine Language & Literacy, Imagine Math, Imagine Math Facts, and Imagine Español because they are research- and evidence-based, data driven, and incredibly fun to use. "
target: Reasoning Mind
Founded in 2000, Reasoning Mind has established itself as one of the highest-quality blended learning organizations for mathematics in the United States, servicing nearly a million students and teachers over 18 years, across several states.
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closed 10/25/2013 via Market Wire

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired TenMarks Education

synopsis: Catamount Ventures and Birchmere Ventures announced that they have completed the sale of TenMarks, a company that is helping teachers and parents deliver innovative mathematics curriculum to students across the country, to Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$419,130.00)
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: TenMarks Education
TenMarks's web-based math programs have been used by students across tens of thousands of schools and thousands of districts. Each day, students across the country use TenMarks to improve their math skills and confidence.
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closed 5/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Sophia Learning, LLC, acquired Guaranteach

synopsis: Sophia, a first-of-its-kind online social teaching and learning platform that offers academic content to anyone, anywhere free of charge, announced that it has acquired Guaranteach, a Web-based service that provides tens of thousands of short-form tutorials along with assessment tools to students, teachers, colleges and schools.
buyer: Sophia Learning, LLC
Sophia is a first-of-its-kind social teaching and learning application that makes free, credible academic content available to anyone at anytime by harnessing the power of the Internet to enable everyone to participate in a worldwide learning community. "
target: Guaranteach
Founded in 2008, Guaranteach uses Web-based streaming videos to deliver customized math instruction. The company designs and builds innovative software, to change the way that computers are used in education, combining experience in teaching, parenting, entrepreneurship and technology.
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closed 4/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Activate Learning, acquired Conceptua Math, LLC

synopsis: Activate Learning, a leader in K-14 STEM curriculum, has acquired Conceptua Math, an innovator in mathematics curriculum for K-5 classrooms. Conceptua Math deploys online technology to enable multi-faceted classroom experiences. Students log into personalized lessons, receiving instant feedback while the program tracks granular data.
buyer parent: Palm Ventures, LLC
buyer: Activate Learning
Activate Learning is a leading provider of investigation-centered, K-14 mathematics and science curricula. The curricula were developed in partnership with leading universities through grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. "
target: Conceptua Math, LLC
Conceptua Math is an innovator in mathematics curriculum for K-5 classrooms. Conceptua Math deploys online technology to enable multi-faceted classroom experiences. Students log into personalized lessons, receiving instant feedback while the program tracks granular data.
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closed 9/30/2016 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Redbird Advanced Learning

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education announced the acquisition of Redbird Advanced Learning, LLC, a leading digital personalized learning company that offers courses in K-12 math, language arts and writing and virtual professional development programs for educators. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. "
target: Redbird Advanced Learning
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Oakland, CA, Redbird Advanced Learning is a digital personalized learning company that offers courses in K-12 math, language arts and writing and virtual professional development programs for educators.
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announced 8/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Avantel Limited, will acquire Wonder Whizkids

synopsis: Avantel, a company that specializes in integrating technologies related to wireless front-end, Satellite Communication, Network management, Software development and more, is acquiring Wonderwhizkids (Wiki Kids Limited), an e-Learning portal for K-8 to K-12 math & science students.
buyer: Avantel Limited (BSE:532406:$3.69)
Avantel specializes in integrating technologies related to wireless front-end, Satellite Communication, Embedded systems, Signal Processing, Network management and Software development. They are based in Hyderabad, India. "
target: Wonder Whizkids
Wonderwhizkids (Wiki Kids Limited) is an e-Learning portal for K-8 to K-12 math & science students in India. The portal features math, biology, physics and chemistry concepts aligned with International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placements and NCERT standards.
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closed 11/11/2020 via PR Web

ProtoCall Services Inc., acquired The Shrink Space

synopsis: ProtoCall Services, the leading provider of telephonic crisis intervention and behavioral health assessment services, announced its acquisition of The Shrink Space, a referral management software platform that is widely used in higher education.
buyer: ProtoCall Services Inc.
For more than 25 years, ProtoCall Services has provided 24/7 telephonic crisis intervention support for universities, colleges, community health organizations and employer benefits providers. Its seamless and customized services. "
target: The Shrink Space
The Shrink Space is a female-founded, HIPAA- and VPAT-compliant software platform that streamlines the behavioral health referral life cycle for institutions, clients and community providers. The Shrink Space is a referral management software platform that is widely used in higher education.
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closed 2/28/2013 via BNC Analysis

Nature Publishing Group, acquired Frontiers Media S.A.

synopsis: Nature Publishing Group has purchased a majority investment in open-access publisher Frontiers Media S.A. Frontiers is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Nature Publishing Group
Nature Publishing Group is an international publishing company that publishes academic journals, online databases, and services across the life, physical, chemical and applied sciences and clinical medicine. "
target: Frontiers Media S.A.
Frontiers Media S.A. is a web-based academic publishing and social networking platform for scientists, researchers and everybody around academia. Frontiers publishes high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific research articles freely accessible to anybody in the world.
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closed 9/1/2021 via Company Press Release

Diversified Communications, acquired Natural Medicine Journal

synopsis: Diversified Communications, a leading international media company, has acquired Natural Medicine Journal (NMJ), a cutting-edge electronic journal and website for integrative healthcare practitioners, students and faculty. NMJ offers clinically relevant information about natural medicine through their monthly e-journal, website, and podcasts.
buyer: Diversified Communications
Diversified Communications is a leading international media company with a portfolio of face-to-face exhibitions and conferences, online communities and digital and print publications. Diversified Communications connects, educates and strengthens business communities in over 15 industries. "
target: Natural Medicine Journal
Natural Medicine Journal (NMJ) is a cutting-edge electronic journal and website for integrative healthcare practitioners, students and faculty. NMJ offers scientifically valid, clinically relevant information about natural medicine through their monthly e-journal, website, and podcasts.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

HigherEdGrowth LLC, acquired CalmCircle

synopsis: Higher Ed Growth, a full-service marketing agency specializing in post-secondary education, announced that it has acquired CalmCircle. CalmCircle is an online platform offering a research-driven stress and sleep management program. Their curriculum focuses on mental rest, stress management and sleep support.
buyer: HigherEdGrowth LLC
Higher Ed Growth is a full-service marketing agency. In addition to lead generation, they offer fully managed Master Vendor Services, compliance monitoring, white label software, inquiry management, and analytics to develop technology and marketing programs that support client enrollment goals. "
target: CalmCircle
CalmCircle is an online platform offering a research-driven stress and sleep management program. They focus on mental rest, stress management and sleep support. They have expanded to bring mental rest and stress relief to the education industry, corporate workplaces and healthcare institutions.
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closed 1/9/2019 via Company Press Release

HigherEdGrowth LLC, acquired CalmCircle

synopsis: Higher Ed Growth, a full-service marketing agency specializing in post-secondary education, announced that it has acquired CalmCircle. CalmCircle is an online platform offering a research-driven stress and sleep management program. Their curriculum focuses on mental rest, stress management and sleep support.
buyer: HigherEdGrowth LLC
Higher Ed Growth is a full-service marketing agency. In addition to lead generation, they offer fully managed Master Vendor Services, compliance monitoring, white label software, inquiry management, and analytics to develop technology and marketing programs that support client enrollment goals. "
target: CalmCircle
CalmCircle is an online platform offering a research-driven stress and sleep management program. They focus on mental rest, stress management and sleep support. They have expanded to bring mental rest and stress relief to the education industry, corporate workplaces and healthcare institutions.
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announced 6/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Keystone Academic Solutions, will acquire Educations Media Group

synopsis: Keystone Academic Solutions and EMG - Educations Media Group announced that they are merging to form the Keystone Education Group. Both Keystone and EMG are leaders in the global market for higher education marketing and student recruitment, with strong customer bases across the UK, Europe, the US, and the Nordics.
buyer: Keystone Academic Solutions
Keystone is trusted by more than 70 million unique prospective students every year to help them make one of the most important decisions of their lifetimes, namely, which higher ed program to attend. "
target: Educations Media Group
Founded in 2001 and with 20 years of consecutive profitable growth, Educations Media Group (EMG) has pioneered 40 local brands spanning the entire education spectrum and works with over 6000 education providers in 40 different countries across the world.
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closed 3/10/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired Wisr

synopsis: The Education Advisory Board, a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide, announced that it has acquired Wisr, an education technology company that specializes in building affinity between prospective students and colleges.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,900 institutions. "
target: Wisr
At Wisr, they help colleges and universities leverage technology to actively engage students throughout their lifecycle. By providing a dynamic virtual community, institutions can prioritize engagement and expose targeted audiences to the vibrancy of their campus.
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closed 3/3/2021 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired Naviance and Intersect

synopsis: PowerSchool, a leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, announced the completion of its acquisition of Hobsons’ Naviance and Intersect. Naviance is a college, career, and life readiness (CCLR) platform for high school students. Intersect is a best-fit recruitment platform for colleges and universities.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool's mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential. PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, grading, attendance, analytics, state reporting, talent, finance, and HR. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Naviance and Intersect
Naviance is a college, career, and life readiness (CCLR) platform that helps middle and high school students discover their strengths and find their best-fit path after high school. Intersect is a best-fit recruitment platform offering a comprehensive set of solutions for colleges and universities.
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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Newswire

Firsthand merged with Vault.com Inc.,

synopsis: Infobase has acquired Firsthand, a career mentoring and engagement platform for students and alumni, and will be merging it with its Vault brand, the leader in employer rankings and career guides. Fusing Vault's career content and Firsthand's engagement platform will create a next-generation employer branding and career readiness platform.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Vault.com Inc.
Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession. Vault is best known for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs. "
target: Firsthand
Firsthand is the premier career mentoring and engagement platform provider worldwide. Firsthand's all-in-one engagement platform is the meeting place for virtual career and enrollment fairs, mentoring, job postings, groups, forums, a fully fledged alumni directory, and more.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wellspring International Education, acquired Quad Learning

synopsis: D.C.–based Quad Learning was acquired by Illinois-based foreign student recruitment firm Wellspring International Education. Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions.
buyer: Wellspring International Education
Wellspring recruits students from 35 countries globally to over 200 colleges, universities, high schools and language schools in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Quad Learning
Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions. Quad Learning drives institutional growth through international recruiting and expands student opportunities at leading universities.
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closed 10/6/2017 via Company Press Release

QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, acquired Hobsons Solutions

synopsis: QS Quacquarelli Symonds has acquired Hobsons Solutions, the international division of Hobsons, Inc. Hobsons Solutions is the leading provider of international enrolment management solutions to universities worldwide. Hobson Solutions helps clients mitigate risk and build sustainable recruitment strategies in an increasingly complex marketplace.
buyer: QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited
QS Quacquarelli Symonds helps prospective students and working professionals make the right educational choices. This is achieved by hosting 350+ global events, as well as offering various products, services and online platforms linking students with the educational institution best suited to them. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Hobsons Solutions
Hobsons Solutions is the global market leader in international student enrolment services and insight. Hobsons Solutions manages one of the world’s largest international student research initiatives, enabling clients to better compete globally and maximise student recruitment and enrolment.
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closed 9/21/2016 via Company Press Release

Wiley, acquired Ranku

synopsis: Ranku, a recruitment technology and predictive analytics software company for higher education, announced that it has been acquired by Wiley, a global provider of knowledge and learning solutions that improves outcomes in research, professional practice, and education.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Ranku
Ranku is a Seattle based software company that aims to use technology to drive consumer advocacy in online higher education. Ranku licenses recruitment technology and predictive analytics to universities and state systems to scale online degree enrollment.
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closed 12/8/2015 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Halyard Capital, a NY based private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, EducationDynamics (EDDY), was sold to an investor group led by Muirlands Capital, KnowledgeShares and Prudential Capital Group. EDDY is one of the market leaders in helping higher education institutions find and enroll the highest quality student prospects.
buyer: Muirlands Capital LLC
buyer: KnowledgeShares.Org
buyer: Prudential Capital Group
Muirlands Capital is a lower middle market private equity firm. KnowledgeShares partners with leading organizations in higher education to invest financial and human capital. Prudential Capital Group is a leading provider of private debt, mezzanine and equity securities to companies worldwide. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is higher education’s leading marketing information and technology services company, helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. Its content-rich and highly visible education websites make them the premier provider of prospective students for colleges and universities.
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closed 11/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Liaison International, Inc., acquired Spectrum Edu Solutions

synopsis: Liaison International, the leader in admissions management solutions, announced that it has acquired Spectrum Edu Solutions, a leading provider of CRM and marketing solutions for higher education institutions. With the addition of Spectrum, Liaison's offerings now span the entire lifecycle of enrollment management and student marketing.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Liaison International, Inc.
Liaison provides enrollment management solutions to more than 4,500 higher education programs. They have built strong relationships with educational associations and power some of the most admired admissions offices in the country with their Centralized Application Service (CAS™) solutions. "
target: Spectrum Edu Solutions
Spectrum is an innovator in Higher Ed recruitment, providing groundbreaking software and marketing solutions to colleges around the country. They lead the market by combining higher education enrollment practices with cutting-edge CRM marketing platform technology to create admission programs.
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closed 6/30/2021 via BusinessWire

Archer Education Inc., acquired View.DO

synopsis: Archer Education, an education technology company dedicated to personalizing student recruitment, has acquired Circa Interactive and view.DO, a conversational experience technology. view.DO's conversational technology scales and drives prospective students to complete the application process.
buyer parent: Vicente Capital Partners
buyer: Archer Education Inc.
Since 2006, Archer Education Inc., an education technology company dedicated to personalizing student recruitment, has helped bridge more than 8 million students to an institution of higher learning and a better future through education. "
target: View.DO
view.DO is a conversational experience technology that delivers engaging, individualized experiences that keep prospects interested and engaged. view.DO works hand in hand with a university’s current processes and human capital to better qualify leads and deliver more applications and enrollments.
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closed 2/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Digital Media Solutions, acquired Sparkroom Corp.

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions (DMS) announces the acquisition of Sparkroom, a leader in higher education performance marketing. Previously owned by Nelnet, Sparkroom will retain its name, staff and full book of business.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions (DMS:$332.86)
Digital Media Solutions is a premier performance marketing company that uses actionable data, insightful analytics and proprietary technology to reach, engage, and acquire customers for its clients across multiple interactive platforms. "
target parent: Nelnet, Inc.
target: Sparkroom Corp.
Sparkroom is a leader in performance marketing, providing fully transparent, analytics-based strategies that achieve challenging marketing objectives. Sparkroom provides both marketing services and marketing software, allowing for improved efficacy of data-based marketing campaigns.
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announced 1/11/2010 via PR Newswire

CUnet LLC, will acquire Sparkroom Corp.

synopsis: CUnet, a subsidiary of Nelnet Inc., announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sparkroom, a leading provider of enrollment marketing automation and lead performance management solutions.
buyer parent: Nelnet, Inc.
buyer: CUnet LLC
CUnet is the premier provider of online performance media and interactive marketing services driving qualified student inquiries and enrollments for the higher education industry. "
target: Sparkroom Corp.
Sparkroom's Lead Deliver, Lead IQ, and Lead Market Analytics deliver a hosted business intelligence platform to give direct response marketers the tools and expertise needed to measure, manage, and optimize their lead acquisition spending across every direct response channel.
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closed 9/28/2015 via PR Web

College Raptor merged with PowerSchool Inc.,

synopsis: College Raptor, the nation’s only college matching platform that estimates each student’s potential financial aid, and PowerSchool Group LLC, the world’s leading learning company, are joining forces. College Raptor uniquely helps students discover college matches based on academic, cultural, and financial fit.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the most widely used student information system (SIS), delivers a network of integrated systems that helps K-12 school districts manage all mission-critical administrative processes and instructional data using one cohesive solution. "
target: College Raptor
College Raptor builds products to help prospective students, parents, high school counselors, and college enrollment managers resolve some of the biggest challenges related to college planning, financing and enrollment.
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closed 11/14/2008 via PR Newswire

Campus Management Corp., purchased Education software from Talisma Corporation

synopsis: Campus Management Corp. announced that it has finalized an agreement with nGenera Corporation and has acquired assets of its subsidiary, Talisma Corporation. Talisma CRM is a leading software product for strategic enrollment management, student retention, student services, education finance, alumni relations and IT Helpdesk.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Management Corp.
Campus Management's One Campus Ecosystem platform is a fully integrated, centralized administrative and e-learning solution that unifies services, management and reporting for traditional and non-traditional postsecondary education. "
seller parent: nGenera Corporation
seller: Talisma Corporation
Talisma is a leading provider of Customer Interaction Management (CIM) software solutions that enable businesses to deliver a truly exceptional online customer experience.
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announced 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sino Hua-An International Bhd, will acquire TouchPoint International Sdn Bhd

synopsis: Sino Hua-An International Bhd, a metallurgical coke manufacturer in Malaysia, will acquire TouchPoint International, Malaysia's leading smart city platform provider. TouchPoint offers a mobile app loyalty and community engagement platform designed to help brand owners, retail chains and organizations engage customers and community members.
buyer: Sino Hua-An International Bhd (KLSE:HUAAN:$181.02)
Sino Hua-An International Bhd (Hua-An Group) is a metallurgical coke manufacturer in Malaysia. Hua-An Group is primarily engaged in the production and sale of metallurgical coke and its by-products, including coal gas, tar, crude benzene, and ammonia sulfate. "
target: TouchPoint International Sdn Bhd
TouchPoint International is Malaysia's leading smart city platform provider. TouchPoint International offers a mobile app loyalty and community engagement platform designed to help brand owners, retail chains and organizations reach out to and engage customers and community members.
price ($mm)
$17
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announced 6/15/2021 via BusinessWire

Blackstone Group LP, Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Ellucian

synopsis: Blackstone and Vista Equity Partners have agreed to acquire Ellucian, a leading higher education technology solutions provider. Ellucian delivers mission-critical ERP software to higher-education institutions. Ellucian sets its customers up for long-term success with secure, flexible technology designed for the complexities of higher education.
buyer: Blackstone Group LP (BX:$20,247.19)
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms with $649 billion in assets under management. Vista Equity Partners is a leading global investment firm with more than $75 billion in assets under management. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: Ellucian
Ellucian is the market leader charting the digital future of higher education with a portfolio of cloud-ready technology solutions and services. Ellucian’s comprehensive suite of data-rich tools gives colleges and universities the information they need to lead with confidence.
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closed 6/8/2021 via PR Web

SSB, acquired Affinaquest

synopsis: SSB has acquired Affinaquest, the industry’s leading higher education advancement software provider on the Salesforce platform. With the acquisition of Affinaquest, SSB now offers the most comprehensive suite of software solutions on the market to power the fundraising operations of higher education and nonprofit organizations.
buyer parent: Strattam Capital
buyer: SSB
SSB boosts revenue and fundraising efforts for the higher education, collegiate sports, professional sports, and nonprofit industries through data management, data analytics, matching gifts, and Customer Relationship Management solutions. "
target: Affinaquest
Affinaquest is the industry’s leading higher education advancement software provider on the Salesforce platform. The company provides software and services to educational institutions through advanced CRM technology and the most experienced team in the industry.
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closed 2/28/2020 via BusinessWire

Veritas Capital, acquired Campus Management Corp.

synopsis: An affiliate of Veritas Capital has acquired Campus Management and Edcentric from Leeds Equity Partners. Campus Management is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions and services that transform higher education institutions. Edcentric is the leading provider of institutional effectiveness software to over 1,400 education institutions.
buyer: Veritas Capital
Veritas Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Campus Management Corp.
Campus Management is a leading provider of cloud-based SIS, CRM and ERP solutions and services that transform higher education institutions. Edcentric is the leading provider of institutional effectiveness software to over 1,400 education institutions.
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closed 11/29/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Aquila Software, acquired FAME, Inc.

synopsis: Constellation Software Inc. announced its wholly-owned division Vela Operating Group and its subsidiary Aquila Software has acquired FAME, Inc. FAME, Inc. offers Financial Aid Solutions and Student Information Systems to Higher Education clients. They develop software solutions that include windows and web based student information systems.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Aquila Software
Aquila has focused on providing great solutions to Housing & Real Estate, Finance & Banking, and Travel throughout North America and Europe. Aquila’s businesses focus on long term relationships where their solutions evolve with their client’s business needs. "
target: FAME, Inc.
FAME, Inc. offers Financial Aid Solutions and Student Information Systems to Higher Education clients. They develop software solutions that include windows and web based student information systems and ensure compliance, shorten processing time and reduce costs.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Campus Management Corp., purchased CRM and Application Management Products from Hobsons Inc.

synopsis: Campus Management Corp. acquired the Radius, AppReview, ApplyYourself, Connect, and Retain CRM and application management product lines from Hobsons, Inc. These solutions are used by more than 700 colleges and universities in the United States and around the globe.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Management Corp.
Campus Management is a leading provider of cloud solutions and services that transform higher education institutions. Its next-generation suite, CampusNexus, includes enterprise-wide Student, CRM, and Finance, HR & Payroll solutions. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons' CRM and application management products include Radius, AppReview, ApplyYourself, Connect, and Retain CRM. These solutions are used by more than 700 colleges and universities in the United States and around the globe.
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