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closed 10/25/2005 via Company Press Release

Arc Capital Development, purchased a minority stake in QLD Learning

synopsis: Arc Capital Development announced today that the company has acquired a minority interest in QLD Learning, LLC. As part of the agreement, Kevin Custer, Principal at Arc, will take the interim role of CEO.
buyer: Arc Capital Development
Arc Capital Development is a gathering of some of the education, publishing, and enterprise industries' heavy hitters. Three of their principals have built, founded or been the primary architect of twelve different companies in the last 20 years generating revenues in excess of $500 million. "
target: QLD Learning
QLD Learning provides districts, schools, and teachers with tools to implement an effective, data-driven process for continuous improvement of standards-based teaching and learning.
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closed 3/6/2013 via PR Newswire

World Book, acquired Incentive Publications, Inc.

synopsis: World Book, Inc. has acquired Incentive Publications, a leading publisher in educational resources for grades K–12. World Book's acquisition of Incentive Publications will contribute to increasing the body of effective educational products designed to assist teachers in implementing the Common Core State Standards.
buyer parent: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
buyer: World Book
World Book, Inc., has set the standard for providing accuracy, objectivity, and reliability in research materials for both children and adults. World Book is an industry leader in the production of award-winning encyclopedias, reference sources, and digital products for the home and schools. "
target: Incentive Publications, Inc.
Incentive Publications specializes in educational resources for the middle grades and effective teaching strategies for grades K-12. It offers more than 400 titles that are available from retailers and distributors, nationally and internationally.
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closed 3/31/2005 via

Random House, Inc., purchased a minority stake in American Reading Company

synopsis: Random House, the world's biggest publisher of consumer books, said on Wednesday its investment arm has become a significant minority shareholder in Philadelphia-based American Reading Co., but financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Random House, Inc.
Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, provides the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. Random House is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world. "
target: American Reading Company
Founded by Jane Hileman and a team of veteran educators, the idea for American Reading Company grew out of the real-world experience of reading success—and failure—in both urban and suburban classrooms. She and her colleagues established American Reading Company for two missions: First, to provide t
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announced 1/18/2007 via PR Newswire

mtvU, will acquire RateMyProfessors.com

synopsis: mtvU, MTV's 24-hour college network and a division of Viacom Inc.'s MTV Networks, entered a definitive agreement to acquire RateMyProfessors.com, a rapidly growing online destination with more than 6.6 million user-generated ratings of over 900,000 college professors.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: mtvU
Broadcasting to 750 colleges across the country, with an enrollment of over seven million, mtvU is the largest, most comprehensive television network just for college students. 24/7, mtvU can be seen in the dining areas, fitness centers, student lounges and dorm rooms of campuses throughout the U.S."
target: RateMyProfessors.com
RateMyProfessors.com, America's largest collection of college professor ratings (6,600,000), provides an automated system for quickly researching and rating over 900,000 professors from colleges and universities across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.
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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.
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closed 1/5/2005 via BusinessWire

Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc., acquired Rainbow Bridge Publishing

synopsis: The Cookie Jar Group's educational products business, Carson-Dellosa Publishing Company, a leading publisher of supplemental materials and teaching aids, has acquired specialty publisher Rainbow Bridge Publishing as part of the Group's continuing strategy to expand its educational properties and product catalog.
buyer parent: Toronto Dominion Bank
buyer: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc.
Created by teachers for teachers, Carson-Dellosa Publishing's complete product line includes classroom decorations; supplemental books for math, science, social studies, language arts, & early childhood; pocket charts; games; and more for preschool through the eighth grade. "
target: Rainbow Bridge Publishing
Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Rainbow Bridge Publishing targets the preschool-to-8 years of age educational segment and markets its catalog under a number of specialty product lines, which include the best-selling summer workshop series Summer Bridge Activities(TM) and the company's mass market im
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$20
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closed 10/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cheddar, acquired RateMyProfessors.com

synopsis: Streaming news company Cheddar has acquired RateMyProfessors.com, the Viacom-owned site where students go online to rate and review their professors and schools across the U.S. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
buyer: Cheddar
Cheddar is the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company. Cheddar broadcasts live on SlingTV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Philo, Twitter, Facebook Watch, Pluto, Xumo and more. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: RateMyProfessors.com
RateMyProfessors.com is the largest online destination for professor ratings. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
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closed 1/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

HTML.it s.r.l., acquired StudentVille.it

synopsis: Triboo Media, a leading Italian independent specialist in online advertising last generation, listed on the AIM Italy, announces that it's subsidiary HTML.it has acquired Hedume Srl, a company that owns and operates Studentville.it, an online reference point for Italian students.
buyer parent: Triboo Media
buyer: HTML.it s.r.l.
HTML.it is an online reference site for developers, graphic designers, and system administrators. They offer guides on the site, as well as the latest news on their blog. They also offer a forum with which users can participate in. "
target: StudentVille.it
StudentVille is an only reference for students who wish to study up on their classes and for tests. They cover all kinds of subjects including Chemistry, Biology, Economy, Physics, Geography, Greek, Italian, History, German, and much more.
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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.
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$686 [$703]
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$161
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$30
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4.5x
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24.4x
announced 8/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Pearson plc, will acquire America's Choice

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading education company, signed a letter of agreement to acquire America’s Choice, a leading innovator in research-based strategies to help schools, districts, and states dramatically improve student achievement.
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. "
target: America's Choice
America’s Choice is a leading educational organization offering comprehensive, proven solutions to the complex problems educators face in the era of accountability.
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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.
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$325
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$100
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announced 9/5/2006 via PR Newswire

HotChalk, Inc., will acquire EdScope, LLC

synopsis: HotChalk, a provider of free curriculum management software to schools, announced the execution of a definitive acquisition agreement for the leading Internet lesson plans provider EdScope, LLC, the parent of http://www.LessonPlansPage.com and the creator of the EduBanners Network.
buyer: HotChalk, Inc.
HotChalk, Inc. provides the HotChalk Network, a powerful solution producing measurable academic results in public secondary schools cross the nation. HotChalk features the HotChalk Learning Environment™, a collaborative web-based software for teachers, students and parents. "
target: EdScope, LLC
EdScope is a limited liability company providing educational websites and services to anyone interested in using them. Educators however, are the primary target audience for most of EdScope's sites.
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closed 10/25/2005 via Company Press Release

Arc Capital Development, purchased a minority stake in QLD Learning

synopsis: Arc Capital Development announced today that the company has acquired a minority interest in QLD Learning, LLC. As part of the agreement, Kevin Custer, Principal at Arc, will take the interim role of CEO.
buyer: Arc Capital Development
Arc Capital Development is a gathering of some of the education, publishing, and enterprise industries' heavy hitters. Three of their principals have built, founded or been the primary architect of twelve different companies in the last 20 years generating revenues in excess of $500 million. "
target: QLD Learning
QLD Learning provides districts, schools, and teachers with tools to implement an effective, data-driven process for continuous improvement of standards-based teaching and learning.
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closed 10/25/2005 via Company Press Release

Arc Capital Development, purchased a minority stake in QLD Learning

synopsis: Arc Capital Development announced today that the company has acquired a minority interest in QLD Learning, LLC. As part of the agreement, Kevin Custer, Principal at Arc, will take the interim role of CEO.
buyer: Arc Capital Development
Arc Capital Development is a gathering of some of the education, publishing, and enterprise industries' heavy hitters. Three of their principals have built, founded or been the primary architect of twelve different companies in the last 20 years generating revenues in excess of $500 million. "
target: QLD Learning
QLD Learning provides districts, schools, and teachers with tools to implement an effective, data-driven process for continuous improvement of standards-based teaching and learning.
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closed 9/9/2005 via Company Description

Teacher2Teacher, acquired SchoolWorks

synopsis: Arc Capital Development announced that the company has acquired the publishing division of K12MicroMedia, Inc. known as SchoolWorks. Teacher2Teacher, an Arc Capital Development portfolio company, will be adding all of the SchoolWorks titles to their offerings of superb technology training and professional development tools for educators.
buyer parent: Arc Capital Development
buyer: Teacher2Teacher
Since the company's beginnings, Teacher2Teacher has brought technology to life for the educational community. As our name suggests, our materials are written by teachers for teachers. "
target parent: CCV Software
target: SchoolWorks
SchoolWorks is perfect for use in the classroom by both teachers and students. Teacher User Guides contain all of the skill building tools for each software title, plus great classroom activities to integrate technology in the classroom effortlessly.
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, announced that it will acquire a majority stake in Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for preK-12th grade, from KKR.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
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announced 3/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

synopsis: Boubyan Petrochemicals, the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector, is to acquire majority stake in Educational Holding Group, the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. Boubyan Petrochemicals is looking to buy 32.8% stake and currently hold 21.12% stake.
buyer: Boubyan Petrochemical Company (KWSE:BPCC:$93.42)
Boubyan Petrochemical Company K.S.C., a Kuwaiti shareholding company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, is the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector. The company was established on February 12, 1995 "
target: Educational Holding Group (KWSE:EDU:$38.04)
Founded in 1982, Educational Holding Group was the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. The group has grown manifold with a portfolio that covers the entire educational life-cycle, ranging from K-12, tertiary education and vocational training and development.
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