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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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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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$135 [$119]
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$39
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$4
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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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$10*
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$1
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closed 4/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired Imagine Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North announced that it has acquired Imagine Learning. Imagine Learning designs and develops language and literacy software for struggling readers, early childhood students, and the rapidly growing English language learner (ELL) student population. Imagine joins Edgenuity and Generation Ready on the Weld North education platform.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, it seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target parent: Sorenson Capital
target: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning delivers award-winning language and literacy solutions to elementary students throughout the U.S. and around the world. Imagine Learning creates educational software that uses engaging, one-on-one instruction to meet students’ individual learning needs.
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closed 6/27/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Archipelago Learning, Inc., acquired Alloy Multimedia Inc.

synopsis: Archipelago Learning a leading subscription-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of education products, announced that it has acquired Houston-based Alloy Multimedia, publisher of ESL ReadingSmart, an online, standards-based program for English language learners (ELL).
buyer: Archipelago Learning, Inc. (US:ARCL:$73.27)
Archipelago Learning is a leading subscription-based online education company. Archipelago provides standards-based instruction, practice, assessment and productivity tools that improve the performance of educators and students via proprietary Web-based platforms. "
target: Alloy Multimedia Inc.
Alloy Multimedia publishes ESL ReadingSmart, an online, standards-based program for English language learners targeted toward grades 4-12. The product offers individualized instruction to develop English language proficiency with emphasis on literacy and academic language development.
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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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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

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 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 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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$18
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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 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 9/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Carnegie Learning, Inc., acquired Scientific Learning Corporation

synopsis: Scientific Learning Corporation, the leader in evidence-based online reading and language software, announced that it has been acquired by an affiliate of Carnegie Learning, Inc., a leader in artificial intelligence for education and formative assessment.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a provider of curricula, textbooks and math learning software for grades 6-12, written and designed to align to a common core or integrated pathway. "
target: Scientific Learning Corporation (OTCPK:SCIL:$17.73)
Scientific Learning is a leading SaaS education company that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies. The company's Fast ForWord® programs cross-train foundational language and cognitive skills necessary for rapid English language development.
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closed 7/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

TSL Education Ltd., acquired TES Brightspark

synopsis: TSL Education is the sole owner of online tutoring platform TES Brightspark, after acquiring founder Tom Hooper's 50% stake. The education resources firm acquired half of Brightspark in March 2011. BrightSpark is an online learning company focused on math at primary and secondary level.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners
buyer: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education. "
target: TES Brightspark
TES BrightSpark is an online learning company focused on math at primary and secondary level. The company provides one-to-one tutoring online, integrated with structured curriculum content and state of the art technology.
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closed 6/4/2020 via BusinessWire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Mathway

synopsis: Chegg, Inc. announced it has acquired the popular math solver Mathway, one of the highest rated education mobile apps. Mathway teaches students with an easy-to-use solver that can be accessed through optical character recognition and offers step‑by‑step instruction to teach both simple and complex mathematics.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg is the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg is the #1 provider of digital and physical textbook rental services. They allow students to rent or buy textbooks at competitive prices. The company also provides student services such as homework help, online tutoring, and more. "
target: Mathway
Founded in 2002, Mathway has become one of the highest rated education mobile apps. Mathway teaches students with an easy-to-use solver that can be accessed through optical character recognition and offers step‑by‑step instruction to teach both simple and complex mathematics.
price ($mm)
$96
rev ($mm)
$13
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8.5x
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closed 8/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Sapix Yozemi Group, acquired Best Teacher

synopsis: Sapix Yozemi Group has acquired Best Teacher. Best Teacher provides English conversation lesson services on the Web. It offers a website for Japanese students to create online text books with the help of teachers and work with English speakers to improve pronounciation.
buyer: Sapix Yozemi Group
Sapix Yozemi Group is a holding company for various education service businesses. Their primary holdings are in K-12 businesses in Japan. "
target: Best Teacher
Best Teacher, Inc. provides english conversation lesson service on the Web. It offers a stage for Japanese students to create their unique online text books with the help of teachers; and students can improve their pronunciation using voice recorders online.
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closed 8/1/2013 via Capital IQ

Rosetta Stone Inc., acquired Lexia Learning Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Rosetta Stone Inc. has acquired leading education-technology company Lexia Learning Systems, Inc., whose innovative English reading products are used in over 14,000 schools and by more than one million students online.
buyer: Rosetta Stone Inc. (RST:$188.52)
Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns languages. The company’s proprietary learning techniques are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. "
target: Lexia Learning Systems, Inc.
Lexia Learn Systems provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning on foundational reading skills, and delivers norm-referenced performance data without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test.
price ($mm)
$19
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$15
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closed 10/17/2012 via Yahoo, Inc.

Macmillan Digital Education, acquired Maths Doctor

synopsis: Macmillan Digital Education announced the acquisition of Maths Doctor - a British award-winning e-learning business that is run by qualified teachers. Maths Doctor provides live one-to-one home tutoring via the internet, plus worksheets and tutoring videos via its newly launched mobile phone app.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Digital Education
Launched in January 2012 by one of the world's leading educational publishers, Macmillan Digital Education captures opportunities in the consumer online education markets. "
target: Maths Doctor
Maths Doctor provides live one-to-one home tutoring via the internet, plus worksheets and tutoring videos via its newly launched mobile phone app.
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closed 12/5/2011 via BNC Analysis

Oxford University Press, acquired MyMaths Limited

synopsis: Oxford University Press has acquired MyMaths Limited. MyMaths Limited operates a subscription website for schools. It is based in the UK and is used in about 70 countries by around 4 million students a year. MyMaths provides access to a range of ready-made lessons and online homework tasks.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
target: MyMaths Limited
MyMaths Limited operates a subscription website for schools. It is based in the UK and is used in about 70 countries by around 4 million students a year. MyMaths provides access to a range of ready-made lessons and online homework tasks.
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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 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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announced 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

Alpine Investors, LP, will purchase Riverside Clinical and Standardized Testing from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

synopsis: Alpine Investors, a software and services focused private equity firm, is to acquire the Riverside Clinical and Standardized Testing Portfolio of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This portfolio includes, among others, the well-regarded brands Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT), Iowa Assessments, Woodcock Johnson, and Battelle Developmental Inventory (BDI).
buyer: Alpine Investors, LP
Alpine Investors is a software and services focused private equity firm that differentiates itself through its PeopleFirst strategy. It’s PeopleFirst strategy includes a CEO-in-Residence (CIR) program, where Alpine partners with CEOs first and places them into companies as part of the transaction. "
seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
The acquisition includes the Riverside Clinical and Standardized Testing Portfolio of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This portfolio includes, among others, the well-regarded brands Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT), Iowa Assessments, Woodcock Johnson, and Battelle Developmental Inventory (BDI).
price ($mm)
$140
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$80
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sandbox & Co., acquired Curious World

synopsis: Kids edutainment company Sandbox & Co has acquired preschool Subscription Video On Demand app Curious World from global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Curious World offers a roster of 1,000-plus games, videos and eBooks for children ages two to seven and content from the Curious George books and app series.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox and Co. (SBX) is a millennial learning company with a portfolio of digital products and services which help children learn while they play. SBX brands focus on globally relevant core subjects, encourage children to build on curiosity and help them develop 21st century skills. "
target parent: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
target: Curious World
Curious World is a Subscription Video On Demand app. They offer a roster of 1,000-plus games, videos and eBooks for children ages two to seven, content from the Curious George books and app series, as well as a parental dashboard that helps track a child’s activity in eight learning areas.
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closed 8/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired MeeGenius, Inc.

synopsis: Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has acquired select eBook and technology assets of MeeGenius, an eBook subscription service for children aged up to eight years old. Available in both iOS and Android, the award winning MeeGenius app and subscription service offer mobile access to hundreds of classic children’s stories.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is a global learning company. As 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: MeeGenius, Inc.
MeeGenius is a popular, “any device” children’s library focused on engaging young readers. Every MeeGenius eBook is available with read-along word highlighting, rich illustrations, and optional “read-to-me” narration.
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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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$575
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$249
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$68
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closed 7/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired SchoolChapters, Inc.

synopsis: Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced the acquisition of SchoolChapters, Inc., an educational solutions provider dedicated to standards-based education quality management, accreditation services and community-based resources for educators and learners.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company and among the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its longest-established publishing houses. "
target: SchoolChapters, Inc.
SchoolChapters allows both educators and students of all ages to document, record, and share learning artifacts and experiences, showcase knowledge and achievements, and align these portfolios to educational standards across the pre-K-12 and college spectrum.
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Curiosityville

synopsis: Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired Curiosityville — an online personalized learning environment that helps children ages 3-8 learn through playful exploration and discovery.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company and among the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its longest-established publishing houses. "
target: Curiosityville
Curiosityville is a personalized learning world for young children, families and educators, combining playful activities, lovable characters, and innovative technology that adapts content and gives parents real-time feedback as children builds essential skills.
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Channel One News

synopsis: Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced the acquisition of Channel One News, a digital content provider dedicated to encouraging kids to be informed, digitally-savvy global citizens.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing people's lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. HMH is among the world's largest providers of pre-K--12 education solutions. "
target parent: ZelnickMedia Corp.
target: Channel One News
Channel One News is a digital content provider focused on encouraging kids to be informed, digital-savvy global citizens. The show is a daily news program with supplementary educational resources to help students, teachers and parents interpret the news of the day and spark important conversations.
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closed 10/29/2013 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Choice Solutions, Inc

synopsis: Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced the acquisition of Choice Solutions, a Massachusetts-based provider of data analytics, integration solutions and professional services for state to district-level education systems. The acquisition represents a strategic investment in the development of secure data analytics at HMH.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
The world's largest provider of pre-K-12 solutions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt collaborates with school districts, administrators, teachers, parents and students, providing interactive, results-driven learning. "
target: Choice Solutions, Inc
Choice Solutions is a Massachusetts-based provider of data analytics, integration solutions and professional services for state to district-level education systems.
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Tribal Nova

synopsis: Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced the acquisition of Tribal Nova, a Montréal-based educational technology company focused on the development of digital games, products and services for pre-school children.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
The world's largest provider of pre-K-12 solutions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt collaborates with school districts, administrators, teachers, parents and students, providing interactive, results-driven learning. "
target: Tribal Nova
Tribal Nova is a leading developer and publisher of educational programs, games and apps for young children that feature many of their favorite TV characters and are accessible across several platforms.
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Houghton Mifflin Trade & Reference Division, purchased Culinary, Reference, and CliffsNotes Lines from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that its Trade & Reference division has acquired the assets of John Wiley & Sons, Inc.’s culinary portfolio, in addition to classic reference titles Webster’s New World Dictionary and CliffsNotes.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Trade & Reference Division
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Trade and Reference Division publishes some of the most renowned novels, non-fiction, children’s books and reference works in hardcover, trade paperbacks, ebooks and mobile apps. "
seller: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace.
price ($mm)
$9.90
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closed 10/14/2011 via PR Newswire

Software MacKiev, purchased Kid Pix from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

synopsis: Software MacKiev, a developer and publisher of consumer and education software, announced that the company has purchased the Kid Pix software brand from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and has enlisted the assistance of Kid Pix creator, Craig Hickman, in designing future editions. Kid Pix joins the company's HyperStudio® brand.
buyer: Software MacKiev
Software MacKiev is a leading developer and publisher of award-winning consumer and educational software, including Kid Pix®, HyperStudio®, The Print Shop® for Mac, Mavis Beacon® Teaches Typing, ClueFinders®, Edmark® Thinkin' Things, three Dr. Seuss titles, and more. "
seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
The world's largest provider of pre-K-12 solutions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt collaborates with school districts, administrators, teachers, parents and students, providing interactive, results-driven learning.
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closed 1/10/2011 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired The Leadership and Learning Center

synopsis: Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt's Educational Consulting Services group has acquired The Leadership and Learning Center, a world-class professional development research and solutions provider. The center has devoted the last 15 years to building a suite of outstanding services, unique research and successful solutions.
buyer parent: Education Media and Publishing Group
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is the world's largest provider of educational products and solutions for pre-K–12 learning, the company develops and delivers interactive, results-driven learning solutions that advance teacher effectiveness and student achievement. "
target: The Leadership and Learning Center
The Leadership and Learning Center is a world-class professional development research and solutions provider. The Leadership and Learning Center has devoted the last 15 years to building a suite of outstanding services, unique research and successful solutions.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/23/2010 via Company Press Release

School Specialty, Inc., purchased Think Math! from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

synopsis: School Specialty announced it has acquired the rights to the Think Math!(TM) curriculum product from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Think Math! is a comprehensive K-5 curriculum that combines research-based methodologies and data-driven strategies to meet the needs of today's diverse classrooms.
buyer: School Specialty, Inc. (OTCPK:SCOO:$674.03)
School Specialty, Inc. is an education company serving the pre K-12 market with supplemental learning products, school furniture, children's publishing and specialized buying services. "
seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class pre-K–12 educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators
price ($mm)
$1.80
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/13/2007 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Company, acquired Harcourt, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company and its parent, Education Media and Publishing Group Limited, announced that Houghton Mifflin has completed the acquisition of the Harcourt Education, Harcourt Trade and Greenwood-Heinemann divisions from Reed Elsevier.
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. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Harcourt, Inc. (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class pre-K–12 educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators
price ($mm)
$4,000
rev ($mm)
$1,637
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/30/2008 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, will purchase Harcourt Assessment and Harcourt Education International from Harcourt, Inc.

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, announces that it has agreed to acquire Harcourt Assessment and Harcourt Education International from Reed Elsevier for $950m. The acquisition extends Pearson's position as the world's leading education company by adding international reach, complementary products and new capabilities.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson plc
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Harcourt, Inc. (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class pre-K–12 educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators
price ($mm)
$663
rev ($mm)
$524
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired National Geographic School Publishing

synopsis: Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions, has completed its acquisition of National Geographic Society's digital and print school publishing unit and unveiled the new brand, National Geographic Learning, for its English Language Learning business.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning is a provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Its products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development and increase student engagement. "
target parent: National Geographic Society
target: National Geographic School Publishing
National Geographic School Publishing provides quality PreK-12 instructional materials, including resources for emergent and early literacy, Reading/Language Arts, ESL/ELD, and Content Literacy development.
price ($mm)
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announced 1/30/2008 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, will purchase Harcourt Assessment and Harcourt Education International from Harcourt, Inc.

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, announces that it has agreed to acquire Harcourt Assessment and Harcourt Education International from Reed Elsevier for $950m. The acquisition extends Pearson's position as the world's leading education company by adding international reach, complementary products and new capabilities.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson plc
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. "
seller parent: Reed Elsevier
seller: Harcourt, Inc. (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class pre-K–12 educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators
price ($mm)
$663
rev ($mm)
$524
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Cambium Learning Group merged with Veritas Capital Partners,

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational technology solutions company committed to helping all students reach their full potential, announced that it has completed its previously announced sale to certain affiliates of Veritas Capital, a leading private equity investment firm.
buyer: Veritas Capital Partners
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: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Cambium Learning Group (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group, Inc. is an award-winning educational technology solutions leader dedicated to helping all students reach their potential through individualized and differentiated instruction.
price ($mm)[EV]
$686 [$703]
rev ($mm)
$161
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
24.4x
closed 8/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bayard USA, acquired Peter Li, Inc.

synopsis: Peter Li Inc. of Dayton has been acquired by Bayard Inc. Peter Li, Inc. is a national educational publishing and media company exclusively serving the K-12 and higher education market. Its two divisions include the Peter Li Education Group, College Planning & Management, School Planning & Management, and Today's Catholic Teacher.
buyer parent: Bayard Presse
buyer: Bayard USA
Bayard is present in the US in the publishing industry mainly through the trademark Twenty-Third. This trademark is extremely strong among American parishes. Its catalogue includes all facets of the pastoral and provides tools to those who want to understand and develop their faith. "
target: Peter Li, Inc.
Peter Li, Inc. is a national educational publishing and media company exclusively serving the K-12 and higher education market. Its two divisions include the Peter Li Education Group, College Planning & Management, School Planning & Management, and Today's Catholic Teacher.
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announced 7/22/2010 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, will purchase Learning Systems Business from Sistema Educacional Brasileiro

synopsis: Pearson PLC, an education company, and Sistema Educacional Brasileiro, a Brazilian education company, announced a strategic partnership to develop educational products and services for the fast-growing Brazilian education market. Under the terms of the agreement, Pearson will acquire SEB's school learning systems business.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
seller: Sistema Educacional Brasileiro
Sistema Educacional Brasileiro's learnings systems include curriculum design, teacher support and training, print and digital materials, technology and assessment services.
price ($mm)
$286
rev ($mm)
$246
EBITDA ($mm)
$31
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
9.1x
closed 3/19/2010 via BNC Analysis

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, acquired Letts and Londsdale

synopsis: Huveaux Plc. confirmed that it has completed the sale to Harper Collins Publishers Limited of the entire share capital of Letts Educational Limited and Leckie & Leckie Limited and of the business and assets of Lonsdale or together the "Education Division" for a cash consideration of £10.0 million.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world’s leading English-language publishers. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children’s books, cookbooks, and mystery, romance, reference, religious, and spiritual books. "
target parent: Huveaux plc
target: Letts and Londsdale
Letts and Lonsdale publish accessible and manageable revision guides and other revision resources for pupils preparing for tests and exams.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
2.9x
closed 12/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Voyager Learning Company merged with Cambium Learning,

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., announced it has completed the merger of Cambium Learning, Inc., a company serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, and Voyager Learning Company, a provider of educational solutions.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials. "
target: Voyager Learning Company
Voyager Learning Company is a leading provider of K-12 curriculum products, in-school core reading programs, reading and math intervention programs, and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$102
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/31/2007 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, will acquire Cambium Learning

synopsis: Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading private equity investor announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Cambium Learning, Inc., a leading education company that provides intervention solutions for literacy and mathematics. Terms of the purchase from J.H.Whitney & Co. were not disclosed.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target parent: Whitney & Co. LLC
target: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials.
price ($mm)
$325
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/28/2012 via Reuters

Malmberg, acquired Bureau ICE

synopsis: Educational publisher Malmberg, part of Sanoma Learning has acquired and closed the acquisition of the testing and examination company Bureau ICE. Bureau ICE produces tests and exams for secondary and vocational education in the Netherlands. The acquisition is in line with Sanoma's strategy to focus on learning.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Malmberg
Malmberg is a leading educational publisher in the Netherlands and was founded in 1885. Malmberg publishes mixed media learning systems and educational tools for primary, secondary and vocational schools in the Dutch market. "
target: Bureau ICE
Bureau ICE is a testing and examination company. Bureau ICE produces tests and exams for secondary and vocational education in the Netherlands.
price ($mm)
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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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closed 11/9/2012 via Market Wire

Laserwords Private Limited, acquired Tighe Publishing Services

synopsis: SPi Global, a leading globally recognized, full-service BPO provider, through its subsidiary Laserwords, has acquired Tighe Publishing Services, a full-service educational development house in the K-12 educational marketplace positioning Laserwords to take advantage of the rising opportunities in the educational publishing business in the U.S.
buyer parent: Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company
buyer: Laserwords Private Limited
Laserwords is one of the most successful outsourcing partners for global media and publishing companies, with production facilities spread over Chennai-India, Lewiston-Maine, Madison-Wisconsin, and a separate facility offering publishing services in New York City. "
target: Tighe Publishing Services
Tighe Publishing is a full-service developer of instructional materials for the Pre-K through Grade 12 school market. Their experienced and committed staff partners with publishers to create a total publishing solution.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/28/2009 via PR Newswire

Cauldron Group, merged with William H. Sadlier, Inc.

synopsis: William H. Sadlier, Inc., a leading publisher of educational and catechetical materials, announced that the merger of Cauldron Group Inc. into Sadlier was completed as contemplated.
buyer: Cauldron Group
Cauldron Group Inc. is a holding company whose principal asset is the shares of common stock of Sadlier. Cauldron has no business operations. "
target: William H. Sadlier, Inc.
William H. Sadlier, Inc. is recognized and respected in dioceses, schools, and parishes throughout the United States for its outstanding catechetical and educational publications.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Interspace Co.,Ltd., will acquire Unite Project Inc.

synopsis: Interspace Co., Ltd., a Japanese company mainly engaged in advertisement and media businesses, will acquire Unite Project Inc., a Japanese company focused on cram schools. Unite Project operates Jukushiru, a comparison website for cram schools. The platform covers cram schools for students in elementary school to high school.
buyer: Interspace Co.,Ltd. (TSE:2122:$246.92)
Interspace is a Japanese company mainly engaged in advertisement and media businesses. Interspace's ACCESSTRADE is one of the largest affiliate service networks in Japan. ACCESSTRADE offers a network of over 500,000 affiliate partner sites. "
target: Unite Project Inc.
Unite Project Inc. is a Japanese company focused on cram schools. Unite Project operates Jukushiru, a comparison website that provides detailed information about cram schools all over Japan. The platform covers cram schools for students in elementary school to high school.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

Snapplify, acquired Onnie Media

synopsis: South African ed-tech startup Snapplify has acquired Onnie Media, a company that operates digital platforms that act as independent online communities for teachers and educational specialists to share their knowledge and resources. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
buyer: Snapplify
Snapplify provides a marketplace for digital education content, related educational services and devices, offering e-learning solutions to over 1,400 schools, colleges and universities, and more than 200,000 students. "
target: Onnie Media
Onnie Media (Pty) Ltd operates digital platforms that act as independent online communities for teachers and educational specialists to share their knowledge and resources. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Cape Town, South Africa.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/17/2017 via PR Newswire

Lightswitch Learning, acquired Scobre Press

synopsis: Lightswitch Learning, a national K-12 publisher and sales organization, has acquired high-interest educational publisher, Scobre Press. A publisher of high-interest fiction and nonfiction devoted to serving striving readers, Scobre Press has a catalog of more than 100 fiction and nonfiction titles that students have enjoyed for over 15 years.
buyer parent: Sussman Sales Company
buyer: Lightswitch Learning
Lightswitch Learning is a national K-12 sales organization that provides schools, teachers, parents, and students with resources on family engagement, social-emotional learning, career exploration and much more. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York City, New York. "
target: Scobre Press
Scobre’s library consists of over 100 fiction and nonfiction titles, each available on two reading levels. Scobre has sold hundreds of thousands of its books to elementary, middle, and high schools across the country. Scobre Press Corporation was founded in 1999 and is based in Seattle, WA.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

VIF International Education, acquired Participate Learning

synopsis: VIF International Education, a K-12 professional development company, has acquired Participate Learning, a teacher resource aggregator and search engine.
buyer: VIF International Education
VIF International Education partners with districts and schools to prepare global-ready teachers and students. Educators use VIF’s professional development and curriculum, language and cultural exchange programs to create engaging learning environments. "
target: Participate Learning
Participate Learning empowers teachers to improve student outcomes by helping them find and share free vetted educational resources to take advantage of the preponderance of broadband and internet-connected devices in their classrooms.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Isabella Products, Inc., acquired StarWalk Kids Media LLC

synopsis: Isabella Products, Inc., the developer of the Fable tablet with insights from children, parents and teachers, announced that it has acquired StarWalk Kids Media LLC, a leading publisher and distributor of exclusive, high-quality eBooks delivered through its content platform and award-winning StarWalk Reader™.
buyer: Isabella Products, Inc.
Isabella developed the Fable tablet with insights from children, parents, and teachers in conjunction with its school and non-profit pilot programs. Fable's interface gives a child the freedom to explore, learn, play, create, and safely share within their own private network, managed by an adult. "
target parent: Seymour Science, LLC
target: StarWalk Kids Media LLC
StarWalk Kids Media is a leading digital learning company, setting new standards in EdTech software and the creation and delivery of narrated children's eBooks in the U.S. and abroad. The cloud-based StarWalk Reader™ and content delivery platform offer schools and libraries access to preK-8 eBooks.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Perfection Learning Corporation, acquired AMSCO School Publications, Inc.

synopsis: AMSCO School Publications has sold certain assets to Perfection Learning, a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials. In its 78 year history, AMSCO has served major school districts with its quality supplemental instructional materials that not only provided customer value but also assisted students in passing their exams.
buyer: Perfection Learning Corporation
Perfection Learning is a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials for grades K-12. Perfection Learning provides high-quality, innovative curriculum solutions to K-12 schools across the country and internationally. "
target: AMSCO School Publications, Inc.
AMSCO provides high quality, inexpensive textbooks and support materials to the educational community. Their course texts, review, and test prep books reflect national and state standards for curriculum and assessment.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Grupo Editorial Record Ltda., acquired Paz e Terra

synopsis: Brazilian publishing house Grupo Editorial Record has acquired Paz e Terra, a publisher based in São Paulo, Brazil,
buyer: Grupo Editorial Record Ltda.
Grupo Editorial Record Ltda. operates as a publishing house. It publishes professional development and education books, reference books, and consumer books of all subjects for all ages. The company is based in Sao Cristovao, Brazil. "
target: Paz e Terra
Paz e Terra Ltda publishes educational books for all ages. The company is based in São Paulo, Brazil.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Cherry Lake Publishing, acquired Sleeping Bear Press Incorporated

synopsis: Cherry Lake Publishing, a Mankato, Minn.-based educational publisher, has acquired Sleeping Bear Press, known for its illustrated state alphabet series of 50 books for emerging readers.
buyer: Cherry Lake Publishing
Cherry Lake Publishing was founded in 2008 by Minnesota native Ben Mondloch and has 600 titles in print. The company specializes in nonfiction books for the educational market, with its list aligned around the Common Core State Standards initiative. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Sleeping Bear Press Incorporated
Sleeping Bear Press publishes books for children, sports, health, turf, and mapping sectors. Sleeping Bear Press was founded in 1994 and is based in Chelsea, Michigan.
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PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. is a developer of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education products for preschool through college students.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2.94
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
19
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Ticker: NYSE:SPGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S&P Global
S&P Global
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company’s divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,501.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,256.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,048.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,093.00
Employees
21200
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Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wiley
Wiley
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,848.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$307.18
EBIT ($mm)
$223.55
Net Income ($mm)
$147.00
Employees
5700
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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Ticker: ENXTAM:BRILL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brill
Brill
Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas. Brill publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, both in print and electronic formats. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$39.83
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.32
EBIT ($mm)
$4.41
Net Income ($mm)
$2.92
Employees
133
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: KROT3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton is one of the largest private educational organizations in Brazil and worldwide, operating in the primary and secondary education segment for over 45 years and in the postsecondary education segment for more than 10 years.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,443.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$484.88
EBIT ($mm)
$404.34
Net Income ($mm)
$463.09
Employees
15000
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Ticker: LSE:PSON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearson plc
Pearson plc
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,359.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$759.48
EBIT ($mm)
$497.59
Net Income ($mm)
$585.32
Employees
24000
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