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closed 3/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Nickelodeon, acquired Sparkler

synopsis: Nickelodeon has acquired Sparkler, a mobile service for parents, pediatricians, and teachers to align around the individual needs children (ages 0-8). They can help measure child development and deliver personalized content and coaching to parents to improve child outcomes.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children.[1] It is owned by Viacom through its Viacom Media Networks division's Nickelodeon Group unit and is based in New York City. "
target: Sparkler
Sparkler is a mobile service for parents, pediatricians, and teachers to align around the individual needs children (ages 0-8). They can help measure child development and deliver personalized content and coaching to parents to improve child outcomes.
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closed 4/20/2018 via PR Web

Harris School Solutions, acquired OnHand Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Harris School Solutions (HSS), a provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, has acquired OnHand Schools (OHS), an EdTech software company that delivers solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. OHS's EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, and more.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: OnHand Schools, Inc.
OnHand Schools (OHS) is an education technology company that delivers transformational solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. Their EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, lesson planner, and RTI/MTSS features.
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closed 3/6/2019 via PE Hub

Weld North Holdings, acquired Assessment Technology Incorporated

synopsis: Weld North Education, a leading digital education technology company, has acquired Assessment Technology Incorporated (ATI), a leading provider of instructional improvement and effectiveness technology. ATI's Galileo solution provides an array of integrated curriculum, assessment, instructional effectiveness, communication, and reporting tools.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Weld North Holdings
Weld North Education is a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for pre-K–12 students. The company is built around two underlying businesses, Edgenuity and Imagine Learning. "
target: Assessment Technology Incorporated
Assessment Technology Incorporated (ATI) is a leading provider of instructional improvement and effectiveness technology. ATI's Galileo solution is a research-based system that provides an array of integrated curriculum, assessment, instructional effectiveness, communication, and reporting tools.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mentoring Minds, acquired SchoolSpire, Inc.

synopsis: SchoolSpire, a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system, has been acquired by Mentoring Minds, a provider of critical thinking resources and teaching materials for K-12 educators. Founded in 1999, SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results.
buyer: Mentoring Minds
Mentoring Minds is on a mission to put critical thinking at the center of K-12 education. Founded by teachers, Mentoring Minds provides print and digital resources that empower educators to infuse critical thinking skills into standards-based instruction. "
target: SchoolSpire, Inc.
SchoolSpire is a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system. SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools used by school leaders to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results for reporting purposes. The company also offers a bank of question items.
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announced 4/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Instructure, will acquire MasteryConnect

synopsis: Instructure, the publicly traded company best known for its learning management systems (LMS) Canvas and Bridge, will acquire a fellow Salt Lake City-based education technology company, MasteryConnect. MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution. "
target: MasteryConnect
Founded in 2009, MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform against academic standards. These tools offer real-time data that educators can use to inform their instruction.
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$43
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closed 1/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

XSEED Education Pte. Ltd., acquired Report Bee

synopsis: Singapore-based K-12 education company XSEED Education on has acquired India’s edtech startup Report Bee. Report Bee provides a cloud-based software solution that allows schools to assess, report and analyse the performance of individual students, classes and teachers.
buyer: XSEED Education Pte. Ltd.
XSEED Education is an innovative K-12 startup focused on enhancing school learning with high-quality proprietary curriculum, training, and assessment capability. XSEED is a proven and research based academic program for schools that builds thinking skills & problem solving confidence in children. "
target: Report Bee
Founded in 2010 by Ananthraman Mani, Bala Ganesh S., and Anjan T., Report Bee is a cloud-based software solution that allows schools to assess, report, and analyse the performance of individual students, classes, and teachers.
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closed 7/3/2018 via Company Press Release

IO Education merged with Illuminate Education,

synopsis: Illuminate Education, the company transforming K-12 instruction through education intelligence solutions, has merged with IO Education. IO Education empowers educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Illuminate Education
Illuminate Education is a leading provider of K-12 software and services. An educator perspective drives all of Illuminate’s solutions, which are designed to maximize instructional time, streamline educator tasks and support data-driven decision-making. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: IO Education
IO Education is on a mission to empower educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They focus on developing innovative solutions that break down data silos and improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency.
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closed 5/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Nationalencyklopedin AB, acquired Formida AB

synopsis: Nationalencyklopedin (​NE)​, a leading digital education company in Sweden, has acquired Formida, a Swedish company that develops digital tools for teachers that helps them simplify, streamline, and visualize their assessment work. Formida's web-based platform allows teachers to easily provide students with formative feedback.
buyer: Nationalencyklopedin AB
Nationalencyklopedin (​NE)​ is a leading digital education company in Sweden. NE develops and distributes a number of digital products and services, including their online encyclopedia, to meet the knowledge needs of tomorrow. "
target: Formida AB
Formida is a Swedish company that helps teachers simplify, streamline, and visualize their assessment work. Their web-based platform allows teachers to easily provide students with formative feedback and provides statistics that will help them visualize their student's development.
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announced 6/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Nelson Education Ltd, will purchase Technology Assets from Edusight

synopsis: NELSON, Canada's leading educational publisher, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the technology assets of Edusight, an innovative digital portfolio developed to empower students and educators to take charge of their own educational journey.
buyer: Nelson Education Ltd
Nelson is Canada's leading educational publisher providing innovative products and solutions for learners of all ages. Nelson values and respects the lifelong learning continuum and dedicates its business efforts to the diverse learning needs of students and educators alike. "
seller: Edusight
The acquisition includes the technology assets of Edusight. Edusight delivers significant benefits in the area of student assessment, drives teacher engagement and captures valuable real-time data for students and teachers alike across kindergarten to grade 12.
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closed 11/9/2016 via Company Press Release

Accelerus, acquired Xuno

synopsis: Australian school software developer, Accelerus, has expanded its already successful product line with the acquisition of the school management software Xuno. Xuno provides intuitive, easy-to-use, web-based software to help schools manage their student wellbeing, engagement, attendance, assessment, and parent/family communication.
buyer: Accelerus
Accelerus develops the most well designed, easy to use and intuitive assessment and reporting software for schools, from foundation through to year 12, across Government, Catholic and Independent schools. "
target: Xuno
Xuno is a leading educational software developer based in Melbourne, Australia. They provide intuitive, easy-to-use, web-based software to help schools manage their student wellbeing, engagement, attendance, assessment, and parent/family communication.
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closed 9/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Amplify Education, Inc., acquired Amplify Education, Inc.

synopsis: News Corp announced that it has sold its Amplify Insight and Learning businesses to a management team supported by a group of private investors. Amplify is a leading provider of educational analytics and assessments. Amplify Access, which sold tablets with a “K-12 learning system,” has been discontinued.
buyer: Amplify Education, Inc.
Amplify is a leading provider of educational analytics and assessments that has supported more than 200,000 educators and 3 million students in all 50 states. Amplify Learning provides core curriculum in a variety of subjects for K-12 and Amplify Insight provides analytics, data, and assessment. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Amplify Education, Inc.
Amplify is a leading provider of educational analytics and assessments that has supported more than 200,000 educators and 3 million students in all 50 states. Amplify Learning provides core curriculum in a variety of subjects for K-12 and Amplify Insight provides analytics, data, and assessment.
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closed 2/11/2015 via PR Web

Alma, Inc, acquired Always Prepped

synopsis: Alma, an ed-tech company offering a holistic student engagement platform, announced the acquisition of Always Prepped, Inc., a K-12 data integration company based in Chevy Chase, Maryland.
buyer: Alma, Inc
Alma is focused on improving student outcomes by enhancing workflow automation and data management for K-12. Its Holistic Student Engagement Platform unites Student Information System and Learning Management System into an integrated, intuitive experience. "
target: Always Prepped
Always Prepped is a web-based education data company. Their platform is designed to save teachers and administrators time by simplifying the reporting and analysis of student achievement data in one tool.
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closed 5/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

Wireless Generation, Inc., acquired Intel-Assess

synopsis: Wireless Generation, a leading education innovator and producer of digital tools for educators nationwide, has acquired Intel-Assess, a six-year-old San Francisco, California-based company that helps school districts meet their instructional goals by providing well-researched, rigorous assessment content to drive student achievement.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Wireless Generation, Inc.
Wireless Generation creates innovative tools, systems, and services that help educators teach smarter. With its mobile assessment software, the company invented a better way to give classroom assessments and make data-based instructional decisions. "
target: Intel-Assess
Intel-Assess provides formative assessment solutions that enable educators to use data to drive student achievement. It helps students master key state-defined learning skills by identifying where they do not meet standards and providing information needed for a targeted intervention program.
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closed 11/3/2011 via PR Newswire

DataCation, acquired Data Driven Classroom, Inc.

synopsis: CaseNEX is announcing the acquisition of California-based Data Driven Classroom, Inc., a provider of a suite of performance data analysis tools used by educators in West Coast public schools. CaseNEX plans to integrate Data Driven Classroom, Inc.'s tools into its fast-growing education software product, DataCation.
buyer parent: CaseNEX, LLC
buyer: DataCation
DataCation offers an array of tools to help schools break down complex student data to inform and support instruction, professional development, curriculum planning, accountability, and policy. "
target: Data Driven Classroom, Inc.
Data Driven Classroom, Inc. is a provider of a suite of performance data analysis tools used by educators in West Coast public schools. It provides small and large K-12 school districts with an affordable, powerful assessment system and data warehousing platform.
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closed 3/1/2011 via PR Newswire

CTB/McGraw-Hill, acquired Bookette Software Company

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education has acquired Bookette, a privately held software company, adding key capabilities in online performance measurement. Bookette's smart-scoring engine evaluates high volumes of student writing responses, enabling assessments to incorporate writing while easing the burden of scoring.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: CTB/McGraw-Hill
One of the first American publishers to introduce objective, standardized achievement tests to schools, CTB/McGraw-Hill is a leader in testing with recognized products for online formative, adult, and language proficiency assessment. "
target: Bookette Software Company
Bookette Software, located in Monterey, Calif., specializes in creating software for the development, administration, scoring and reporting of computer-based curriculum assessment. It was founded in 1990 by Dr. Ronald Loiacono.
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closed 7/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Horizon Capital LLP, acquired Juniper Education

synopsis: Horizon Capital, a tech-enhanced business investor is supporting Juniper Education’s Executive Chairman Gavin Freed, to develop the business through a strategy of organic and acquisitive growth. The group has acquired Juniper Education (EES for Schools) which comprises Target Tracker software and a range of professional services from Essex County C
buyer: Horizon Capital LLP
Horizon Capital is a buyout and growth capital investor providing equity capital to fast growing businesses in the technology, data and business service sectors. "
target parent: Essex County Council
target: Juniper Education
UK-based Juniper Education (EES for Schools) is a leading provider of software, training and professional services to the education sector which enhance the effectiveness of schools. Its products include Target Tracker assessment and pupil progress monitoring software, and professional training.
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$14
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$4
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announced 2/3/2014 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, will acquire Engrade

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education has agreed to acquire Engrade. Engrade unifies the data, curriculum, and tools teachers, schools leaders, and administrators use every day by integrating all of a district's software and systems, including third-party applications and open education resources, into one fully secure and easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. "
target: Engrade
Engrade unifies the data, curriculum, and tools teachers, schools leaders, and administrators use every day by integrating all of a district's software and systems, including third-party applications and open education resources, into one fully secure and easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.
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closed 1/18/2017 via Yahoo, Inc.

Byju's, acquired Vidyartha

synopsis: Byju’s, one of the leading edtech startups in India, has acquired Bangalore-based Vidyartha, a data-driven platform offering customised learning guidance to students. Vidyartha started as a career guidance platform for students which later started academic profiling of students by partnering with schools.
buyer: Byju's
Based in Bangalore, Byju is a creator of K-12 learning app which offers 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: Vidyartha
Bangalore-based Vidyartha is a data-driven platform offering customised learning guidance to students. Vidyartha started as a career guidance platform for students which later started academic profiling of students by partnering with schools.
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closed 9/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired WebAssign

synopsis: Cengage, an education and technology company, announced the acquisition of WebAssign, a leading provider of digital learning solutions for higher education. The acquisition strengthens Cengage's position as a market leader in science, technology and math offering three unique platforms for faculty and institutions.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target: WebAssign
WebAssign is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional system that puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling them to deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student performance, and realize their teaching goals.
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closed 1/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Juniper Education, acquired Classroom Monitor

synopsis: Juniper Education has acquired UK-based Prime Principle Ltd, developers of Classroom Monitor, the tool used to track pupil progress in around 1,500 schools. The acquisition expands Juniper Education’s portfolio of innovative software and services for monitoring pupil progress and increases the number of schools using its solutions to over 7,000.
buyer parent: Horizon Capital LLP
buyer: Juniper Education
UK-based Juniper Education (EES for Schools) is a leading provider of software, training and professional services to the education sector which enhance the effectiveness of schools. Its products include Target Tracker assessment and pupil progress monitoring software, and professional training. "
target: Classroom Monitor
UK-based Classroom Monitor is a tool used to track pupil progress in around 1,500 schools. Measure & demonstrate progress with curriculum mark books, point-in-time teacher judgements, external test data, in any combination. Assessment that saves teachers time and provides insights & delivers impact.
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closed 3/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Nickelodeon, acquired Sparkler

synopsis: Nickelodeon has acquired Sparkler, a mobile service for parents, pediatricians, and teachers to align around the individual needs children (ages 0-8). They can help measure child development and deliver personalized content and coaching to parents to improve child outcomes.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children.[1] It is owned by Viacom through its Viacom Media Networks division's Nickelodeon Group unit and is based in New York City. "
target: Sparkler
Sparkler is a mobile service for parents, pediatricians, and teachers to align around the individual needs children (ages 0-8). They can help measure child development and deliver personalized content and coaching to parents to improve child outcomes.
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announced 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nickelodeon, will acquire Paws, Inc.

synopsis: Nickelodeon, an American pay television network, is to acquire Paws, Inc., a company founded in 1981 by cartoonist Jim Davis, as a creative house to support Garfield licensing. Today, the company, located in rural Indiana, handles not only the creative angle but also the business concerns of the corpulent kitty worldwide.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children. It is owned by Viacom and is based in New York City. "
target: Paws, Inc.
Paws, Inc. was founded in 1981 by cartoonist Jim Davis, as a creative house to support Garfield licensing. Today, the company, located in rural Indiana, handles not only the creative angle but also the business concerns of the corpulent kitty worldwide.
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closed 3/29/2019 via BusinessWire

Nickelodeon, acquired Sparkler

synopsis: Nickelodeon has acquired Sparkler, a mobile service for parents, pediatricians, and teachers to align around the individual needs children (ages 0-8). They can help measure child development and deliver personalized content and coaching to parents to improve child outcomes.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon (often shortened to Nick) is an American pay television network which was launched on December 1, 1977 as the first cable channel for children.[1] It is owned by Viacom through its Viacom Media Networks division's Nickelodeon Group unit and is based in New York City. "
target: Sparkler
Sparkler is a mobile service for parents, pediatricians, and teachers to align around the individual needs children (ages 0-8). They can help measure child development and deliver personalized content and coaching to parents to improve child outcomes.
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closed 10/21/2009 via PR Newswire

Nickelodeon, purchased Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Mirage Studios

synopsis: Furthering its mission to provide premium content to its audiences, Nickelodeon--part of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. has acquired the global rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from The Mirage Group and 4Kids Entertainment, Inc.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. "
seller: Mirage Studios
The Mirage Group is a group of companies, including Mirage Studios, Inc., located in Northampton, Massachusetts, that owned and managed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property from its creation in 1984 through 2009.
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closed 2/19/2008 via PR Newswire

Nickelodeon, acquired Babunga

synopsis: Further expanding its reach in the parenting space garnered through Nickjr.com -- the number-one preschool- parenting website, the Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group announces the acquisition of Babunga.com network of parenting sites and its integration into Nickelodeon's ParentsConnect.com.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. "
target: Babunga
Babunga.com is a network of parenting sites including babynamesworld.com, 3dpregnancy.com and wikiparenting.com.
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closed 12/8/2005 via PR Newswire

Nickelodeon, acquired GoCityKids

synopsis: Nickelodeon has acquired GoCityKids, an online city directory and resource for both visiting and local families. The announcement was made today by Jeff Dunn, President, Nickelodeon Film and Enterprises.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. "
target: GoCityKids
GoCityKids gives you shortcuts to the city at its best—its parks, stores, professional services, restaurants, babysitters, places to stay, and entertainment, among other things.
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closed 5/12/2010 via Reuters

Saban Capital Group, purchased Power Rangers from The Walt Disney Company

synopsis: Billionaire Haim Saban's Saban Capital Group has bought back the "Power Rangers" children's franchise from the Walt Disney Co. The "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" became a ratings success when Saban developed and launched the show in 1993.
buyer: Saban Capital Group (SCAC:$0.00)
Saban Capital Group, Inc. ("SCG") is a private investment firm specializing in the media and entertainment industries. SCG was established by Haim Saban, founder of Saban Entertainment, a global television broadcasting, production, distribution, merchandising and music company. "
seller: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$64,776.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products.
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$65
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closed 3/23/2010 via PR Newswire

Linktone Ltd., acquired InnoForm Media Pte Ltd

synopsis: Linktone Ltd. announced that it together with its major shareholder, PT Media Nusantara Citra Tbk ("MNC"), have completed the acquisition of 75% of the share capital of InnoForm Group ("InnoForm"). InnoForm is one of the industry's leading VCD/DVD/CD distributors for both the English and Chinese language markets in Singapore and the Asian region.
buyer parent: BroadWebAsia, Inc.
buyer: Linktone Ltd. (LTON:$0.00)
Linktone Ltd. is a leading provider of wireless interactive entertainment products and services in China. Linktone provides a diverse portfolio of services to wireless consumers, with a particular focus on media, entertainment and communications. "
target: InnoForm Media Pte Ltd
The InnoForm Group consists of InnoForm Media, InnoForm Entertainment, InnoForm Digital Media and Alliance Entertainment Singapore. InnoForm's integrated business activities includes the development and licensing of children's edutainment products (InnoKids).
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announced 12/8/2008 via BusinessWire

The Walt Disney Company, will purchase a minority stake in Jetix Europe N.V.

synopsis: In order to expand its kids and family media business in Europe and extend its brand leadership around the world, The Walt Disney Company announced that one of its subsidiaries has entered into agreements to acquire outstanding shares of Jetix Europe N.V. for € 11 per share.
buyer: The Walt Disney Company (DIS:$64,776.00)
The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with four business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products. "
target: Jetix Europe N.V.
Jetix Europe is a pan-European media company comprised of television channels, program distribution and consumer products businesses. Its programming, geared towards kids age 6-14, currently reaches a combined 137 million television households in 58 countries and 18 languages.
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closed 10/21/2009 via PR Newswire

Nickelodeon, purchased Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from Mirage Studios

synopsis: Furthering its mission to provide premium content to its audiences, Nickelodeon--part of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. has acquired the global rights to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from The Mirage Group and 4Kids Entertainment, Inc.
buyer parent: Viacom Inc.
buyer: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books, magazines and feature films. "
seller: Mirage Studios
The Mirage Group is a group of companies, including Mirage Studios, Inc., located in Northampton, Massachusetts, that owned and managed the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles property from its creation in 1984 through 2009.
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closed 4/1/2009 via BusinessWire

Boomerang Media, LLC, acquired Entertainment Rights plc

synopsis: GTCR, one of America’s leading private equity firms, and Boomerang Media, LLC, announced the acquisition of the principal U.K. and U.S. trading subsidiaries of Entertainment Rights, a prominent global media company with an extensive portfolio encompassing some of the world’s most popular entertainment franchises.
buyer parent: GTCR Golder Rauner
buyer: Boomerang Media, LLC
Based in New York, Boomerang Media is a company focused on the ownership and exploitation of entertainment copyrights and related intellectual property across all media. "
target: Entertainment Rights plc
Entertainment Rights Plc is one of the UK's leading specialist media companies. Together with its US-based wholly owned subsidiary Classic Media Holdings, Inc., the Group is a leading global force in children's and family content.
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closed 9/8/2011 via PR Newswire

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., acquired LazyTown

synopsis: Turner Broadcasting System Europe, home to kids' brands including Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito, announced its acquisition of Latibaer, the Icelandic entity which owns and operates the LazyTown brand. LazyTown is a children's entertainment brand dedicated to promoting health and wellbeing in a fun way.
buyer parent: Time Warner, Inc.
buyer: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world. "
target: LazyTown
Latibaer is the Icelandic entity which owns and operates the LazyTown brand. LazyTown is a children's entertainment and lifestyle brand with internationally acclaimed TV show, Live Theatre shows, Radio Station, Music, Publishing, DVD, Apparel and more than 6000 SKUs of merchandise.
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closed 1/9/2008 via BNC Analysis

Fire Mountain Productions Ltd., acquired Kickback Media

synopsis: On January 9, 2008 Fire Mountain Productions Ltd. completed the acquisition of Kickback Media.
buyer: Fire Mountain Productions Ltd.
Fire Mountain Productions, Ltd. specializes in film and television production of corporate communications. "
target: Kickback Media
Kickback Media develops and manages intellectual property ranging from pre-school television series to girl's fashion and lifestyle brands.
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closed 7/13/2016 via BusinessWire

Hasbro, Inc., acquired Boulder Media

synopsis: Hasbro, Inc. has acquired Boulder Media, a multi-award winning Irish animation company based in Dublin. Boulder has produced a variety of award-winning series for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney and BBC. Founded in 2000, Boulder is one of the fastest growing animation studios in Ireland with approximately 150 full-time employees.
buyer: Hasbro, Inc. (HAS:$4,681.38)
Hasbro is a global company committed to Creating the World's Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a comprehensive lifestyle licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families. "
target: Boulder Media
Boulder Media is a multi-award winning Irish animation company based in Dublin. One of Ireland’s largest animation studios, it has produced many great shows for Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, BBC and Disney, including Wander Over Yonder for Disney, and Go Jetters and Danger Mouse for BBC.
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announced 12/2/2014 via Reuters

DHX Media Ltd., will acquire Nerd Corps Entertainment

synopsis: DHX Media Ltd, which produces children's entertainment shows, said it has agreed to buy privately held Nerd Corps Entertainment, one of North America’s largest privately owned animation studios.
buyer: DHX Media Ltd. (TSX:DHX.B:$318.42)
DHX Media Ltd., a leading broadcaster, creator, producer and marketer of family entertainment, is recognized globally for such brands as Yo Gabba Gabba!, Caillou, Teletubbies, In the Night Garden, Inspector Gadget, Johnny Test, and the multi-award winning Degrassi franchise. "
target: Nerd Corps Entertainment
Nerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is one of North America’s largest privately owned animation studios, boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome.
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$52
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closed 5/12/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Left Behind Games, Inc., acquired LifeLine Studios, Inc.

synopsis: Left Behind Games Inc., a leading publisher of Christian video games, announced it has finalized the acquisition of the Charlie Church Mouse brand name from LifeLine Studios. This will include ownership of not only the games, but also the Charlie Church Mouse TV series.
buyer: Left Behind Games, Inc. (LFBG:$1.60)
Left Behind Games Inc. has become one of the world's leading independent developers and publishers of quality interactive entertainment products that perpetuate positive values and appeal to mainstream and faith-based audiences. "
target: LifeLine Studios, Inc.
Lifeline Studios seek to support the family with quality media that embraces faith-based values. Lifeline Studios provides television programs, computer games, web portals and films for Christian families around the world.
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announced 8/30/2007 via PR Newswire

Organetix, will acquire KidFitness, Inc.

synopsis: On August 13, 2007 Organetix entered into a definitive share exchange agreement to acquire a 100% interest in New York- based media firm KidFitness, Inc.
buyer: Organetix
Organetix Inc. has defined its short-term strategy as evaluating potential acquisition candidates to both restore and create shareholder value. "
target: KidFitness, Inc.
KidFitness, Inc. has developed comprehensive media based programs to assist young children in improving fitness and health. Specifically the Company's exercise programs target a growing nationalhealth concern known as Child Obesity.
price ($mm)
$12
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closed 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Sony Pictures Television, Inc., acquired Silvergate Media

synopsis: Sony Pictures Television has acquired independent media company Silvergate Media from the management team of Silvergate and from Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles based investment firm. Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York.
buyer parent: Sony Corporation
buyer: Sony Pictures Television, Inc.
Sony Pictures Television (SPT) is one of the television industry's leading content providers, producing and distributing programming worldwide in every genre and for every platform. SPT boasts a program slate that includes top-rated daytime dramas and game shows, original animated series, and more. "
target parent: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
target: Silvergate Media
Silvergate focuses on developing, producing and licensing children’s animation with offices in both London and New York. Currently in production: three new seasons of Octonauts (Above and Beyond), two 70-minute movies and a 44-minute musical; Season 2 and a 70-minute movie special of Hilda.
price ($mm)
$195
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closed 11/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Digital Television Russia, acquired Parovoz LLC

synopsis: Digital Television Russia (DTR), a Russian media company focused on thematic TV, has acquired a 51% stake in Parovoz, one of Russia's largest animation studios. Parovoz combines traditional animation with modern technologies to produce animated series and feature films. Their series include Be-be-bears, Paper Tales, Magic Lantern and more.
buyer parent: All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company
buyer: Digital Television Russia
Digital Television Russia (DTR) is a Russian media company focused on thematic TV. DTR delivers audiovisual content to TVs, PCs, smartphones, tablets, and movie theaters. DTR operates 19 channels that offer various genres, including entertainment, educational, drama, documentary and more. "
target: Parovoz LLC
Parovoz is one of Russia's largest animation studios. Parovoz combines traditional animation with modern technologies to produce animated series and feature films. Their series include Be-be-bears, Paper Tales, Magic Lantern, Leo and Tig, Fantasy Patrol, Heroes of Envell and more.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Aardman Animations Limited, acquired Aardman Animations Limited

synopsis: Aardman Animation, the stop-motion studio behind the Oscar-winning Wallace & Gromit shorts and Chicken Run, has brokered a new deal that puts ownership of the studio in the hands of its employees. Peter Lord and David Sproxton, who started the company, have ordered 75% of shares placed into a trust, where they will be held for Aardman’s workers.
buyer: Aardman Animations Limited
Aardman Animations Limited produces animation and theatrical feature films. It also produces TV series and short films, and works for broadcast and advertising spots. Aardman is best known for creating Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep. "
target: Aardman Animations Limited
Aardman Animations Limited produces animation and theatrical feature films. It also produces TV series and short films, and works for broadcast and advertising spots. Aardman is best known for creating Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.
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closed 5/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Grom Social, purchased Bonnie Boat & Friends from Raise TV

synopsis: Grom Social Enterprises, an innovative leader in providing original social media content to children, has acquired the Bonnie Boat & Friends brand from Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network. Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another.
buyer: Grom Social (OTCPK:GRMM:$8.02)
Grom Social is a safe social media platform for kids between the ages of five and 16. Grom allows kids to have the opportunity to create a profile, make friends, chat and share content. Grom offers videos, games, photos and Fan Pages that range from good digital citizenship to DIY projects and more."
seller: Raise TV
Bonnie Boat & Friends is an animated short that teaches children the importance of friendship, teamwork, sharing and caring for one another. Bonnie Boat & Friends belongs to Raise TV, an inspirational children’s network that offers original faith-based series programming.
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closed 5/16/2018 via Company Press Release

Mediawan S.A., acquired ON Kids & Family

synopsis: Mediawan, an independent European audiovisual content platform, is continuing its development by acquiring ON Kids & Family, a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in television and motion picture production for kids & family.
buyer: Mediawan S.A. (ENXTPA:MDW:$537.66)
Mediawan is a ‘Special Purpose Acquisition Company’ (SPAC) created to acquire one or more operating businesses with an intention to focus on “target businesses or companies with principal operations in the traditional and digital media content and entertainment industries in Europe”. "
target: ON Kids & Family
ON Kids & Family is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in television and motion picture production for kids & family, including CGI animated feature films (The Little Prince) and television series (Miraculous Ladybug) meant for audiences around the world.
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closed 1/10/2018 via BNC Analysis

Emerald Media, acquired Cosmos-Maya

synopsis: Emerald Media, a pan-Asian platform established by KKR to invest in the fast-growing media and entertainment industries across Asia, has acquired a majority stake in Cosmos-Maya, Asia’s leading animation production studio that produces high-quality 3D as well as 2D animation content.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Emerald Media
Emerald Media is a pan-Asian platform established by KKR to invest in the fast-growing media and entertainment industries across Asia. Emerald Media primarily focuses on providing growth capital to media, entertainment and digital media companies. "
target: Cosmos-Maya
Cosmos-Maya is Asia’s leading animation production studio that produces high-quality 3D as well as 2D animation content. Cosmos-Maya produces around 600 minutes (30 half hours) of animation on a monthly basis and has produced over 20000 minutes of original animated content.
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announced 10/1/2017 via Reuters

Bain Capital, will acquire Asatsu-DK, Inc.

synopsis: U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital aims to buy advertising agency, Asatsu-DK Inc. Headquartered in Tokyo, the firm is Japan's third largest advertising agency after Dentsu and Hakuhodo. The agency has 80 offices in over 20 countries.
buyer: Bain Capital
Bain Capital is one of the world’s leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with more than $75 billion in assets under management that creates lasting impact for their investors, teams, businesses and the communities in which they live. "
target: Asatsu-DK, Inc. (TSE:9747:$3,108.59)
Asatsu-DK Inc. is a Japanese advertising agency. Headquartered in the Toranomon Hills building complex in Minato, Tokyo since June 2014, the firm is Japan's third largest advertising agency after Dentsu and Hakuhodo. The agency has 80 offices in over 20 countries.
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$1,356 [$1,193]
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$3,120
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$68
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Factory, acquired Rollo Rights Limited

synopsis: Manchester-based, BAFTA-winning animation studio Factory has acquired Rollo Rights, and will be developing their own IP under its new licensing division Factory Rights. Rollo Rights Limited, based in Hertford, UK, distributes animated films. Their catalog includes Rupert Fawcett’s Off The Leash and David McKee’s Mr Benn, and more.
buyer: Factory
Factory is an independent, innovative, multi-genre animation studio working in broadcast and advertising. Factory has developed a reputation as a world leader in the design and collaborative development of immersive entertainment. "
target: Rollo Rights Limited
Rollo Rights Limited, based in Hertford, UK, distributes animated films. Their catalog includes Rupert Fawcett’s Off The Leash and David McKee’s Mr Benn, as well as King Rollo, Victor & Maria, Towser, Watt the Devil, Art, Ric, and Dr Xargle.
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closed 3/8/2017 via Company Press Release

Kaiken Entertainment Ltd, purchased Animation Studio and Publishing business from Rovio Entertainment ltd.

synopsis: Kaiken Entertainment, a entertainment company specializing in storytelling through film, apps, streaming video and publishing, has purchased Rovio's TV animation studio in Vancouver and Rovio's book publishing business. The two assets have made a variety of animations and books about Rovio's most well know franchise, Angry Birds.
buyer: Kaiken Entertainment Ltd
Kaiken Entertainment is an entertainment company based out of Los Angeles, Helsinki and Vancouver specializing in storytelling through TV, film, digital products and publishing with a team that has achieved the impossible many times over. "
seller: Rovio Entertainment ltd. (HLSE:ROVIO:$320.72)
Rovio is a entertainment media company. Their most well know product is the Angry Birds mobile app game. They own an animation studio and publishing buisness which have expanded the Angry Birds universe by creating a variety of cartoons and fictional books for the franchise.
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