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closed 2/7/2019 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, acquired Ready4, Inc.

synopsis: Tomorrow Advancing Life Education Group (TAL), a leading education and technology enterprise in China, has acquired Ready4, Inc., the world's most advanced mobile learning platform. Ready4 provides high-quality, AI-powered live and on demand test prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) is a leading education and technology enterprise in China. Since its establishment, TAL is committed to integrating technologies and the Internet into education, to deliver a better study experience for children through K-12. "
target: Ready4, Inc.
Ready4 is the world's most advanced mobile learning platform. Ready4 provides high-quality, AI-powered live and on demand test prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT. Ready4 has helped more than 2 million students in over 150 countries improve their college admissions test scores.
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closed 8/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Descomplica, acquired PaperX

synopsis: Descomplica acquired PaperX, a startup focused on developing exercises and online evaluations as tests and simulations. With PaperX, students can prepare for exams with simulated tests to ensure a better performance in the college entrance examination.
buyer: Descomplica
Descomplica is the 1st largest digital education company in Brazil. Their history begins in 2011 as an online education startup helping students from all over Brazil improve at the ENEM. The ENEM is a Brazilian national exam, which evaluates high school students in Brazil. "
target: PaperX
PaperX is a Brazilian startup focused on developing exercises and online evaluations as tests and simulations. With PaperX, students can prepare for exams with simulated tests to ensure a better performance in the college entrance examination.
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closed 12/17/2019 via PR Newswire

HackerRank, acquired Mimir

synopsis: HackerRank, the world's leading developer skills company, has acquired Mimir, the cloud-based platform for computer science courses. Mimir's platform helps computer science teachers to assess their students' performance, strengths and weaknesses.
buyer: HackerRank
HackerRank is a developer skills platform that helps businesses evaluate software developers based on skill. HackerRank enables tech recruiters and hiring managers to objectively evaluate talent at every stage of the recruiting process, helping them to hire skilled developers and innovate faster. "
target: Mimir
Mimir is a cloud-based platform for computer science courses. Mimir's platform helps computer science teachers to assess their students' performance, strengths and weaknesses. Mimir enables instructors to efficiently teach Computer Science courses of any scale without compromising education quality.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BusinessWire

GigXR, Inc., purchased Immersive Learning Group from Pearson plc

synopsis: GIGXR has acquired the Immersive Learning Group from Pearson PLC. The assets acquired comprise Immersive Learning Group's holographic content management platform and suite of applications and its operating business, including the existing base of users, strategic partnerships, and related intellectual property, such as HoloPatient and HoloHuman.
buyer: GigXR, Inc.
GIGXR is a SaaS platform delivering extended reality learning applications for medical and nursing schools, higher education, healthcare, and enterprise globally. GIGXR simplifies complex real-life scenarios, reduces learning costs, and improves outcomes for institutions, enterprises, and students. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
The Pearson Immersive Learning Group’s assets consist of its holographic content management platform, a suite of applications, and operating business, including the existing base of users, strategic partnerships, and related intellectual property, such as HoloPatient and HoloHuman.
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closed 8/19/2016 via PR Web

SonderMind LLC, acquired Uvize

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

Greenwood Hall Inc., will acquire Uvize

synopsis: Greenwood Hall Inc., an education technology company that enables colleges and universities to increase revenue and improve student engagement and outcomes, has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire privately-held Uvize, Inc., a cloud-based SaaS EdTech provider that operates a leading social network linking students with mentors.
buyer: Greenwood Hall Inc. (OTCQB:ELRN:$8.56)
Greenwood Hall helps public and not-for-profit higher education institutions improve operational and financial results as well as student success and satisfaction. Their solutions provide services that begin with student enrollment and end with post-graduation job placement and career networking. "
target: Uvize
Uvize, Inc. is a SaaS EdTech provider that operates a leading social network linking students with mentors. Uvize offers a comprehensive platform that features support mentor networks, one-on-one and group mentoring, mentoring by student peers and school advisors as well as mentor training.
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closed 4/11/2012 via Company Press Release

Boathouse Capital, Renovus Capital, acquired Atomic Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners and Boathouse Capital announced the acquisition of Atomic Learning from Granite Equity Partners. Atomic Learning's training products provide workshops, classroom-ready projects and tutorials on more than 200 commonly-used software applications and are used by 460,000 teachers and 733,000 college students nationwide.
buyer: Boathouse Capital
buyer: Renovus Capital
Renovus Capital Partners is an education-focused private equity fund. Boathouse Capital is a $120 million junior capital fund that invests mezzanine debt and equity in high-quality lower middle market companies in partnership with management teams and private equity funds. "
target parent: Granite Equity Partners
target: Atomic Learning, Inc.
Atomic Learning's training products provide workshops, classroom-ready projects and tutorials on more than 200 commonly-used software applications and are used by 460,000 teachers and 733,000 college students nationwide.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BusinessWire

ECS Learning Systems, Inc., acquired PrepWorks

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

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired CPAexcel

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

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

synopsis: Bridges Transitions Inc. has received notification from Facts on File, Inc. that it is withdrawing its previously announced, unsolicited, non-binding, proposal to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Bridges. As a consequence, Bridges has ceased all discussions with Facts on File, Inc.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Facts On File News Service
Facts On File is recognized as one of the leading print and electronic publishers of general reference materials for the school and library markets. Its product formats include single and multi-volume books, online databases, loose-leaf binders and CD-ROMs. "
target: Bridges Transitions, Inc.
Bridges Transitions Inc. develops, markets and delivers comprehensive products and services that address a wide range of education needs. Our education and career planning products, online test preparation courses and professional development training services are used by schools.
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closed 9/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

NeoStencil, acquired TestCafe

synopsis: NeoStencil India Pvt. Ltd, which runs an online IAS coaching platform, has acquired analytics-based testing portal TestCafe. Noida-based TestCafe, which caters to those preparing for MBA entrances, tracks and analyses students’ performance and generates actionable recommendations.
buyer: NeoStencil
NeoStencil India Pvt. Ltd runs an online IAS (Indian Administrative Service) coaching platform. NeoStencil provides live as well as recorded classes, test series and study material for civil services exams. "
target: TestCafe
Noida-based TestCafe, which caters to those preparing for MBA entrances, tracks and analyses students’ performance and generates actionable recommendations. The company was founded in 2016 by Anish Passi, an IIM Ahmedabad alumnus.
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closed 9/9/2013 via PR Web

JAK, Ltd., acquired LabMentors Corp.

synopsis: PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) announced the sale of its Labmentors Canadian subsidiary to JAK, Ltd., a Canadian company.
buyer: JAK, Ltd.
JAK, Ltd. is a Canadian company. "
target parent: PCS Edventures, Inc.
target: LabMentors Corp.
LabMentors provides guided on-line labs for web-based information technology training and certification. Participants can log on anywhere to gain hands-on experience and advice in the study of Windows 2003, XP, 2000, Security, Cisco Networking and Custom Application programs/certification tracks.
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closed 1/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd, acquired UNSILO

synopsis: Cactus Communications, a global scientific communications company, has acquired UNSILO, a Denmark-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing company that specializes in text analytics, linguistics, and data science. UNSILO provides AI tools and solutions for publishers to grow their business and improve customer experience.
buyer: Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd
Cactus is a global scientific communications company that offers scholarly, medical communications, and technology solutions to the scientific community. Cactus helps overcome language barriers, geography, and reach, spread research through innovative technology, and create meaningful impact. "
target parent: Infosys Limited
target: UNSILO
UNSILO is a Denmark-based AI and Natural Language Processing company that specializes in text analytics, linguistics, and data science. UNSILO provides AI tools and solutions for publishers to grow their business and improve customer experience through the company's various products.
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announced 5/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Knewton, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Knewton, a provider of affordable courseware and adaptive learning technology. Knewton developed an advanced learning system demonstrated to deliver highly-personalized learning experiences that drive superior outcomes.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
Wiley's scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals and digital learning, certification, and student-lifecycle services and solutions help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world "
target: Knewton, Inc.
Knewton puts achievement within reach for everyone through adaptive learning technology and products that deliver personalized and lasting learning experiences. Alta is Knewton’s fully integrated, adaptive learning courseware.
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announced 1/20/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Fundamental Applications Corp., will acquire Foro Technologies

synopsis: Fundamental Applications Corp. is pleased to announce the signing of a non-binding Letter of Intent with Foro Technologies Inc. Foro is the owner of the intellectual property and rights for two organically built applications, with the primary one being "Truth," an anonymity app that was a leader when the space first emerged in late 2013.
buyer: Fundamental Applications Corp. (DB:2FA:$0.00)
Fundamental Applications Corp. was founded in 2014 to launch innovative mobile applications targeted at millennials. Millennials are described as a demographic born between 1980 and 2000 into a digital world with significant discretionary income. "
target: Foro Technologies
Foro is the owner of the intellectual property and rights for two organically built applications, with the primary one being "Truth," an anonymity app that was a leader when the space first emerged in late 2013. The Foro app is a new way for university students to buy and sell between one another.
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closed 7/15/2009 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Terriblyclever Design, LLC

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., a global leader in education technology, announced a major step in its efforts to support students' mobile lifestyle with the acquisition of Terriblyclever Design, LLC, makers of MobilEdu, the category defining suite of iPhone and mobile Web applications for education.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. "
target: Terriblyclever Design, LLC
Founded in August of 2007, TerriblyClever Design emerged as a company determined to further the art and science of branded applications for social networking sites like Facebook - while concurrently pursuing its other passion, website development.
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closed 1/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Orion Edutech Private Limited, acquired Brainvalley Software Private Limited

synopsis: Skill development company Orion Edutech announced acquisition of 67 per cent stake in Chennai-based Brain Valley Software Pvt Ltd, an independent assessment solution for corporates and education institutes. They have delivered over 1.4 million tests to date for an array of competitive exams and employers.
buyer: Orion Edutech Private Limited
Orion Edutech is the largest vocational training institute in the country. Since their inception in 2005, they have secured the future of more than 60,000 students by providing them with jobs in top companies across India. Their vocational training courses are industry-oriented and skill based. "
target: Brainvalley Software Private Limited
Brainvalley Software specializes in assessment solutions for students, coaching institutes, corporates or colleges. They have delivered over 1.4 million tests to date for an array of competitive exams and employers.
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closed 4/22/2013 via PR Web

Pearson Education, acquired Learning Catalytics LLC

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, announced that it has acquired Learning Catalytics™, an advanced, cloud-based learning analytics and assessment system developed by Eric Mazur, Brian Lukoff, and Gary King of Harvard University.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Pearson, the global leader in education services, education technology and school solutions, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems and teacher professional development. "
target: Learning Catalytics LLC
Learning Catalytics is a cloud-based learning analytics and assessment system. It allows faculty to obtain real-time responses to open-ended or critical thinking questions, determine which areas need more explanation, and then automatically group students for further discussion and problem solving.
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closed 8/7/2015 via BNC Analysis

DADA Company, acquired Arloon

synopsis: DADA Company, a leader in the development of apps for children, acquires the Arloon brand and its catalog of educational apps for the classroom. Arloon creates educational applications that use the potential of new technologies in order to enhance the learning experience.
buyer: DADA Company
DADA Company is a children's interactive story and games publisher for smartphone and table devices. They offer children and parents "interactive edutainment" by developing engaging and fun applications. "
target: Arloon
Arloon creates educational applications that use the potential of new technologies in order to enhance the learning experience. Arloon apps are interactive tools for teaching and learning. These APPs use the concept of augmented reality that support students´ spatial perception.
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closed 4/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Ex Libris Ltd., acquired oMbiel

synopsis: Ex Libris is pleased to announce that it has acquired oMbiel, a leading UK-based SaaS Platform provider of mobile and portal solutions for higher education. campusM, oMbiel’s flagship product, enables educational institutions to deliver services and information to prospective, enrolled, and graduating students, as well as other campus audiences.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries. "
target: oMbiel
oMbiel is a UK-based provider of mobile and portal solutions. campusM™, oMbiel’s flagship product, enables educational institutions to deliver services and information to prospective, enrolled, and graduating students, as well as other campus audiences, through a high-quality user experience.
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closed 2/7/2019 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, acquired Ready4, Inc.

synopsis: Tomorrow Advancing Life Education Group (TAL), a leading education and technology enterprise in China, has acquired Ready4, Inc., the world's most advanced mobile learning platform. Ready4 provides high-quality, AI-powered live and on demand test prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) is a leading education and technology enterprise in China. Since its establishment, TAL is committed to integrating technologies and the Internet into education, to deliver a better study experience for children through K-12. "
target: Ready4, Inc.
Ready4 is the world's most advanced mobile learning platform. Ready4 provides high-quality, AI-powered live and on demand test prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT. Ready4 has helped more than 2 million students in over 150 countries improve their college admissions test scores.
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closed 2/7/2019 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, acquired Ready4, Inc.

synopsis: Tomorrow Advancing Life Education Group (TAL), a leading education and technology enterprise in China, has acquired Ready4, Inc., the world's most advanced mobile learning platform. Ready4 provides high-quality, AI-powered live and on demand test prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) is a leading education and technology enterprise in China. Since its establishment, TAL is committed to integrating technologies and the Internet into education, to deliver a better study experience for children through K-12. "
target: Ready4, Inc.
Ready4 is the world's most advanced mobile learning platform. Ready4 provides high-quality, AI-powered live and on demand test prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT. Ready4 has helped more than 2 million students in over 150 countries improve their college admissions test scores.
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closed 12/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

TAL Education Group, acquired CodeMonkey Studios

synopsis: CodeMonkey, an educational coding platform for grade school students with the cheeky tagline, “Write code. Catch bananas. Save the world” said that it has been acquired by Beijing-based TAL Education Group.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) is a leading education and technology enterprise in China. Since its establishment, TAL is committed to integrating technologies and the Internet into education, to deliver a better study experience for children through K-12. "
target: CodeMonkey Studios
CodeMonkey is a leading educational game-based environment where millions of students learned to code in a real programming language. Their platform fosters the development of executive functioning skills, such as problem solving and planning as well as geometric and mathematical thinking.
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announced 9/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

TAL Education Group, will acquire Dr. Panda Limited

synopsis: Dr. Panda, a leading developer of paid educational apps for children and the creator of the award-winning series of Dr. Panda games, announced that it was acquired by Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) Education Group, a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) is a leading education and technology enterprise in China. Since its establishment, TAL is committed to integrating technologies and the Internet into education, to deliver a better study experience for children through K-12. "
target: Dr. Panda Limited
Dr. Panda has successfully pioneered as a global leader in the realm of children's edutainment, developing state-of-the-art applications, toys, and animations. It is one of the largest original IP independent developer of educational apps for children.
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closed 9/7/2016 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, acquired accessat

synopsis: TAL Education Group announced the full acquisition of ACESSAT, a training institution for overseas study. ACESSAT is dedicated in providing training services for teenagers in China to study abroad. The business covers SSAT, ACT, SAT, TOEFL, and systematic courses of the western culture.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
TAL Education Group is a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. They offer their comprehensive tutoring services to students from pre-school to the twelfth grade through three flexible class formats: small classes, personalized premium services, and online courses. "
target: accessat
Founded in 2012, ACESSAT is dedicated in providing training services for teenagers in China to study abroad. The business covers SSAT, ACT, SAT, TOEFL, and systematic courses of the western culture.
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closed 6/16/2016 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, acquired Shunshunliuxue

synopsis: TAL Education Group, a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, announced that TAL has increased its equity stake in Beijing Shunshunbida Information Consulting Co., Ltd., which primarily engages in providing professional counseling services to students who desire to study abroad through its online-to-offline platform.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
TAL Education Group is a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. They offer their comprehensive tutoring services to students from pre-school to the twelfth grade through three flexible class formats: small classes, personalized premium services, and online courses. "
target: Shunshunliuxue
Beijing Shunshunbida Information Consulting Co., Ltd. is a private company operating the online-to-offline service platform for studying abroad, Shunshunliuxue. The firm is based in China.
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announced 9/20/2015 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, will acquire Firstleap Education

synopsis: TAL Education Group, a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Firstleap Education, which provides all-subject tutoring service in English in China to children aged from 2 to 15 years old through both its online platform and over 60 learning centers.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
TAL Education Group is a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. They offer their comprehensive tutoring services to students from pre-school to the twelfth grade through three flexible class formats: small classes, personalized premium services, and online courses. "
target: Firstleap Education
Firstleap provides all-subject tutoring service in English in China to children aged from 2 to 15 years old through both its online platform and over 60 learning centers. It now serves more than 20,000 students in over 20 cities in China.
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Gyldendal A/S, will acquire Mentor Danmark ApS

synopsis: Gyldendal has entered into an agreement to purchase 60% of the shares in MentorDanmark ApS, which offers homework and mentor courses to students in primary and secondary schools.
buyer: Gyldendal A/S (:$133.75)
Gyldendal was founded in 1770 and is Denmark's largest publisher. For almost 250 years, Gyldendal has been working to enrich Danish book readers with knowledge, art, culture and entertaining reading experiences, and publishes over 400 new titles in all possible formats for children and adults. "
target: Mentor Danmark ApS
MentorDanmark ApS, based in Copenhagen, offers homework and mentor courses to students in primary and secondary schools.
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closed 6/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Satt, Inc., acquired Mana.bo

synopsis: SATT announced that it has purchased all shares of Mana.bo Inc. Mana.bo, based in Tokyo, provides an online tutoring service using a smartphone application. Mana.bo is an educational service where individual guidance can be easily received.
buyer: SATT, Inc.
SATT, based in Tokyo, provides smart TLEC 3 (Smart Trek 3), a tool to easily create lecture-type e-learning content from presentation files created with Microsoft PowerPoint. "
target: Mana.bo
Mana.bo, based in Tokyo, provides an online tutoring service using a smartphone application. Mana.bo is an educational service where individual guidance can be easily received.
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IK Investment Partners, will acquire Studienkreis

synopsis: IK Investment Partners, a Pan-European private equity firm, is to acquire Studienkreis GmbH, one of the leading private education providers in Germany, from Aurelius. Studienkreis offers qualified tutoring for students of all classes and types of school in all major subjects.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €9 billion of capital and invested in over 110 European companies. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: Studienkreis
Studienkreis is one of the leading private education providers in Germany. The company offers qualified tutoring for students of all classes and types of school in all major subjects. Individual support follows a scientifically proven learning concept.
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With Us Corp, will acquire Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd.

synopsis: With Us Corp, an owner and operator of tutoring and preparatory schools in Japan, will acquire Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd. Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd. operates and manages private tutoring schools in Japan for elementary and junior high school students. The company has 7 classrooms located in various cities.
buyer: With Us Corp (JASDAQ:9696:$134.56)
With Us Corporation operates in the education industry in Japan. The company owns and operates tutoring schools that offers group and individual tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students. They also operate preparatory schools to help students pass high school certification exams. "
target: Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd.
Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd. operates and manages private tutoring schools in Japan for elementary and junior high school students. The company has 7 classrooms located in various cities. Students that have attended the company's private tutoring schools have a high rate of passing exams.
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closed 7/5/2017 via Bloomberg

Yukon Capital Partners, acquired Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Yukon Capital Partners, a private equity firm, has acquired Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd., a provider of private educational services, including group and individual tutoring schools, for children from elementary to high schools. Both companies are based in Japan.
buyer: Yukon Capital Partners
Founded in 2014, Yukon Capital Partners is a private equity firm headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. "
target: Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd.
Shonan Seminar Co., Ltd. is a provider of private educational services, including group and individual tutoring schools, for children from elementary to high schools. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan.
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announced 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

Oakley Capital Investments Limited, will acquire Schülerhilfe

synopsis: Oakley Capital Investments Limited has agreed to acquire the business and operations of ZGS Verwaltungs GmbH ('Schuelerhilfe'), from its current majority shareholders Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DBAG). Schuelerhilfe is the leading provider of after school tutoring to primary and secondary school students in Germany and Austria.
buyer parent: Oakley Capital Limited
buyer: Oakley Capital Investments Limited (AIM:OCL:$108.70)
Oakley Capital Investments Limited ("OCI"), an AIM listed company, seeks to provide investors with long term capital appreciation, through its investment in the Funds of Oakley Capital Private Equity and through co-investment opportunities. "
target parent: Deutsche Beteiligungs AG
target: Schülerhilfe
Schuelerhilfe is the leading provider of after school tutoring to primary and secondary school students in Germany and Austria. Established in 1974, and headquartered in Gelsenkirchen, Schuelerhilfe provides small-group tutoring through a network of over 1,000 branches in Germany and Austria.
price ($mm)
$46
rev ($mm)
$69
EBITDA ($mm)
$18
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
2.5x
announced 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

J-STAR Co., Ltd., will acquire Alpha Corporation Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Tokyo-based private equity firm J-STAR will buy the tutoring business of Japan’s Alpha Corporation. Alpha Corporation provides a one-to-one 100 per cent private tutoring services by professional tutors, tapping into the needs of the education industry in Japan.
buyer: J-STAR Co., Ltd.
J-STAR is an independent and partner-owned Japanese alternative asset manager with $300 million of assets under management. Founded in 2006 in Tokyo, J-STAR has grown into one of the most successful investment firms in Asia, with 17 skilled and experienced professionals "
target: Alpha Corporation Co., Ltd.
Alpha Corporation provides a one-to-one 100 per cent private tutoring services by professional tutors, tapping into the needs of the education industry in Japan. Alpha Corporation operates 16 private tutoring schools in Sapporo, Japan.
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closed 4/11/2017 via PR Newswire

At-Home Tutoring Services, acquired TutaPoint

synopsis: TutaPoint, a leading tutoring firm that offers real-time, live online instruction and tutoring using US based instructors in math, science, language arts computer science and world languages, has been acquired by At-Home Tutoring Services. At-Home Tutoring Services is a private, in-home tutoring service for students in Early Childhood to college.
buyer: At-Home Tutoring Services
At-Home Tutoring Services is a private, in-home tutoring service for students in grades Early Childhood through high school and college. They cover all academic subjects and test preparation for standardized tests. "
target: TutaPoint
TutaPoint offers real-time, live online instruction and tutoring using US based instructors in math, science, language arts computer science and world languages. TutaPoint's proprietary virtual classrooms feature live video, audio, whiteboard and chat.
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announced 9/20/2015 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, will acquire Firstleap Education

synopsis: TAL Education Group, a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Firstleap Education, which provides all-subject tutoring service in English in China to children aged from 2 to 15 years old through both its online platform and over 60 learning centers.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
TAL Education Group is a leading K-12 after-school tutoring services provider in China. They offer their comprehensive tutoring services to students from pre-school to the twelfth grade through three flexible class formats: small classes, personalized premium services, and online courses. "
target: Firstleap Education
Firstleap provides all-subject tutoring service in English in China to children aged from 2 to 15 years old through both its online platform and over 60 learning centers. It now serves more than 20,000 students in over 20 cities in China.
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announced 8/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Studienkreis, will acquire tutoria GmbH

synopsis: Studienkreis, a company that provides tutoring services for students of all ages and adults, is to acquire tutoria GmbH, Germany’s leading digital education company which focuses on individual learning.
buyer parent: Aurelius AG
buyer: Studienkreis
Studienkreis GmbH provides tutoring services for students of all ages and adults. The company offers adult education, language tuition, and support for the talented and gifted and regular after school tuition in all courses. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: tutoria GmbH
Tutoria GmbH is Germany’s leading digital education company which focuses on individual learning. Tutoria’s core product is a comprehensive, premium service for private home tutoring – offering more than 20,000 professional tutors, interactive monitoring of success and online management of lessons.
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closed 7/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

ESM Group, acquired Tutorpedia

synopsis: Sacramento-based ESM Group has completed the purchase of San Francisco based tutoring company, Tutorpedia. Both companies specialize in preparing high school students for college entrance exams. ESM bought the name, assets and brand of Tutorpedia.
buyer: ESM Group
ESM Group is a Sacramento-based tutoring company. Launched in 1999, ESM offers college admissions counseling for high school students, as well as tutoring and test preparation. "
target: Tutorpedia
Tutorpedia serves the private and public tutoring needs of families and individuals throughout the Bay Area. They are a personal, comprehensive tutoring resource that connects students in grades K-12 to tutors for academic help.
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closed 6/3/2016 via PR Newswire

Xueda Education Group merged with Xiamen Insight Investment Co., Ltd,

synopsis: Xueda Education Group, a leading national provider of personalized tutoring services for primary and secondary school students in China, announced the completion of its merger with Xueda Acquisition Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xiamen Insight Investment Co., Ltd.
buyer: Xiamen Insight Investment Co., Ltd (SZSE:000526:$3.82)
Xiamen Insight Investment Co., Ltd. is principally engaged in the operation of real estate leasing business. The Company’s main business activities include merchandise sales, provision of technical services, real estate leasing, property management and others. "
target: Xueda Education Group (XUE:$347.39)
Xueda Education Group is a leading national provider of tutoring services for primary and secondary school students in China with a focus on offering personalized tutoring services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$345 [$135]
rev ($mm)
$339
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/15/2013 via PR Newswire

Public Consulting Group, Inc., acquired University Instructors

synopsis: Public Consulting Group (PCG) announced it has acquired University Instructors, Inc. (UI), a provider of K-12 flexible learning solutions. Headquartered in Staunton, Virginia, UI delivers K-12 school support solutions in core subject areas. The company's K-12 Flexible Learning Solutions are tailored to meet a school's specific needs.
buyer: Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Public Consulting Group, Inc. is a management consulting firm that primarily serves public sector education, health and human services, and other state and municipal government clients. The firm was established in 1986 and has headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. "
target: University Instructors
University Instructors, Inc. provides education services and academic programs for schools, teachers, and students in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. It offers school programs, including specific tutoring, inclusion programs, and lab tutoring services.
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closed 10/9/2013 via BNC Analysis

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, acquired ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH

synopsis: Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, a leading German private equity company, has bought a majority stake in private tutoring services provider ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH in a management buyout.
buyer: Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DB:DBAN:$88.86)
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG ("DBAG") is a leading German private equity company. Since 1965, DBAG has been a preferred partner for equity funding of successful companies whose products and services have made them leaders in their markets. "
target: ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH
ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH is the largest provider of private tutoring services in Germany and Austria with 1,050 company-owned and franchised centres operating under the name of “Schülerhilfe”.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$57
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 8/13/2013 via PR Web

California Tutor Network merged with WebWise Tutors,

synopsis: WebWiseTutors, LLC, a premier provider of online tutoring services, is pleased to announce a merger with California Tutor Network, Inc., a leading online tutoring solution in California. WebWise Tutors is now in a unique position to take advantage of the thriving online tutoring industry.
buyer: WebWise Tutors
WebWise Tutors offers a full array of online tutoring services to elementary, special education, middle school and high school students, as well as post-secondary, international, military and adult learners. "
target: California Tutor Network
California Tutor Network is a leading provider of online tutoring solutions in California.
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closed 4/2/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

New York Tutor Company, acquired New York Tutor Company

synopsis: Andrew Stone acquired control of 88.89% of New York Tutor Company's total issued and outstanding common stock. New York Tutor Company offers tutoring services in New York City. It provides private sessions and group sessions for various subjects, including history, language arts, mathematics, science, and social sciences.
buyer: New York Tutor Company
New York Tutor Company offers tutoring services in New York City. It offers private tutoring sessions, as well as small group sessions. It offers a wide range of academic subjects, including US, World, European and Art History, and Social Studies, as well as Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science. "
target: New York Tutor Company
New York Tutor Company offers tutoring services in New York City. It offers private tutoring sessions, as well as small group sessions. It offers a wide range of academic subjects, including US, World, European and Art History, and Social Studies, as well as Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science.
price ($mm)[EV]
$0.02 [$0.08]*
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closed 12/12/2012 via Company Press Release

Aurelius AG, acquired Studienkreis

synopsis: Aurelius is acquiring the Studienkreis Group from Franz Cornelsen Bildungsholding GmbH & Co. The Studienkreis Group provides extra tuition for children aged between six and 18 attending primary and secondary schools. The company has an excellent position in the German-speaking market and enjoys a high level of brand awareness.
buyer: Aurelius AG (XTRA:AR4:$4,131.43)
The Aurelius Group specializes in acquiring companies with development potential and providing them with operational support. With respect to the acquisition of subsidiaries, AURELIUS strives to identify, analyze, develop and exploit all available opportunities in the market. "
target parent: Franz Cornelsen Bildungsgruppe mbH
target: Studienkreis
Studienkreis GmbH provides tutoring services for students between ages of six and 18. The company offers language tuition, and support for the talented and gifted and regular after school tuition in all courses.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$74
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/31/2012 via PR Newswire

Aristotle Circle, Inc., acquired Peer2Peer Tutors, Inc.

synopsis: Aristotle Circle, Inc., the leading national expert network for school admissions, announced its acquisition of Peer2Peer Tutors, Inc., the largest peer tutoring company in the country. Aristotle Circle will expand Peer2Peer's tutoring model to new markets including New York City's tri-state area and Boston.
buyer: Aristotle Circle, Inc.
Aristotle Circle is an innovative advisory service that unlocks the power and passion of students by delivering personal, actionable and superior guidance and educational support. Its goal is to optimize and demystify the school admissions process. "
target: Peer2Peer Tutors, Inc.
Peer2Peer provides tutoring services on any K-12 subject to students in the northeast. Peer2Peer's tutors have a minimum GPA average of 3.8, and an average SAT score of 2100. Twenty-five percent of all tutors are national merit scholars.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
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0.0x
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announced 3/7/2008 via

JMI Equity Fund, will acquire Catapult Learning LLC

synopsis: JMI Equity acquired a stake in Catapult Learning LLC, a Philadelphia-based provider of tutoring and other supplemental education services to public, private and parochial schools.
buyer: JMI Equity Fund
JMI Equity, based in San Diego and Baltimore, is a private equity firm exclusively focused on investments in the software and business services industries. "
target parent: Sterling Capital, Ltd.
target: Catapult Learning LLC
Catapult Learning is the nation’s leading provider of educational services to public, private and religious schools. Catapult Learning partners with educational institutions to provide publicly funded services that are designed to improve academic achievement for struggling students.
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closed 8/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc., acquired Education Station LLC

synopsis: Knowledge Learning Corporation, a prominent national education company delivering before- and after-school educational enrichment programs through its School Partnerships Division, announced its acquisition of Education Station, LLC, one of the leading providers of No Child Left Behind supplemental educational services.
buyer parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
buyer: Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc.
Knowledge Learning Corporation is a leading provider of early childhood education programs and services operating under several names, including Children's Discovery Center, Knowledge Beginnings and Magic Years. "
target parent: Educate, Inc.
target: Education Station LLC
Education Station is the nation's leading provider of No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) supplemental educational services (SES) for schools and school districts.
price ($mm)
$6.00
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$33
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0.2x
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