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closed 4/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Horizon Wimba, acquired Brownstone Research Group

synopsis: Horizon Wimba, a provider of collaborative software applications for online education, announced today that it has acquired Brownstone Research Group, a leading developer of simple, powerful assessment tools for teaching and learning.
buyer: Horizon Wimba
Horizon Wimba develops web-based collaboration software tools designed for online distance education, language learning and live interactive communications. Horizon Wimba brings a new collaborative dimension to online teaching and learning. "
target: Brownstone Research Group
Brownstone Research Group was established in 1983 to develop software for academic instructors and students. Its products are distributed by textbook publishing companies.
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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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announced 3/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, will acquire Firecracker, Inc.

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Firecracker, an adaptive learning, assessment, and study-planning solution used by more than 20 percent of U.S. medical students.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of trusted clinical technology and evidence-based solutions that support clinicians, patients, researchers and students with advanced clinical decision support, learning and research and clinical intelligence. "
target: Firecracker, Inc.
Founded in 2009, Firecracker uses a technology- and data-driven approach to improve medical student learning in preparation for high stakes exams, including the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE).
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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 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 1/21/2015 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 6/18/2012 via PR Web

eInstruction Corporation, acquired EduClick SL

synopsis: eInstruction Corporation, a global education software and technology company, has acquired the assets of EduClick, a producer of flexible student response system (SRS) software headquartered in Valencia, Spain.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: eInstruction Corporation
eInstruction is the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to Kindergarten-12th grade, higher-education, corporate and military classrooms with an estimated 40% market share. "
target: EduClick SL
EduClick s.l. produces information technology tools for summative and formative assessment from the learning platforms; teaching tools for interaction in classroom with a range of learning contents; and data consolidation products from multiple platforms and multidimensional analysis.
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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 7/21/2020 via BusinessWire

UWorld, acquired Themis Bar Review

synopsis: UWorld, a company trusted by more than 2 million students for high-stakes online learning tools, has acquired Themis Bar Review, a leading provider of online bar review courses that have helped nearly one hundred thousand law students prepare for the bar exam.
buyer: UWorld
UWorld is the worldwide leader in online learning to prepare for high-stakes exams. Whether students are preparing for the ACT, SAT, MCAT, NCLEX, USMLE, ABIM, or ABFM, UWorld ensures success by using active learning methods. "
target: Themis Bar Review
Themis Bar Review is a leading provider of online bar review courses that have helped nearly one hundred thousand law students prepare for the bar exam. Themis Bar Review is the first fully online bar review and the only bar prep company to publish its students’ bar exam pass rates.
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closed 4/28/2020 via BusinessWire

UWorld, acquired Rxprep, Inc

synopsis: UWorld, the worldwide leader in online learning to prepare for high-stakes exams, has acquired RxPrep, a leading provider of online review courses for aspiring pharmacists studying for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examinations (NAPLEX®) and the Pharmacist Law Exams.
buyer: UWorld
UWorld is the worldwide leader in online learning to prepare for high-stakes exams. Whether students are preparing for the ACT, SAT, MCAT, NCLEX, USMLE, ABIM, or ABFM, UWorld ensures success by using active learning methods. "
target: Rxprep, Inc
Since 2001, RxPrep's pharmacy licensure reviews for the NAPLEX® and pharmacy law exams have been the preferred study material used by top pharmacy schools, the largest chain employers, and the majority of U.S. and foreign graduates.
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Houghton Mifflin Company, purchased SkillsTutor from Achievement Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company announced an agreement with Achievement Technologies, Inc. (ATI), a privately held educational software solution and service company, to acquire all of ATI's research-based instructional products for $18.5 million in cash.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
seller: Achievement Technologies, Inc.
Achievement Technologies is a privately held educational software solution and service company founded in the fall of 1999, focusing primarily on the K-12 school market with a secondary focus on the school-to-work and adult basic skills market.
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closed 1/10/2017 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Software Secure, Inc.

synopsis: PSI Services, a testing services provider to corporations, government agencies, professional associations, and certifying bodies, announced that they have acquired Software Secure, a recognized leader in cloud-based online testing and a pioneer in record & review remote proctoring solutions for higher education, K-12 & certification organizations.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Software Secure, Inc.
Software Secure, Inc., creator of Securexam, is the pioneer in educational testing software development. Their software designers and technical support people are committed to helping the academic community experience computerized testing at its best.
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closed 10/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Turnitin, acquired LightSide

synopsis: Turnitin, the leaders in originality checking and online grading, announced the company has acquired LightSide Labs, an online service that uses machine learning to provide real-time, automated feedback on student writing.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. "
target: LightSide
LightSide Labs is an educational technology company, dedicated to improving student writing skills. LightSide provides automated feedback and support for writers, redefining the role of automated assessment in the K-12 and higher education classroom.
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closed 4/23/2020 via PR Web

Thinkster, acquired SelectQ Corporation

synopsis: Thinkster, the world leader in AI-driven Math tutoring for Kindergarten to 8th grade, has acquired SelectQ Corporation, an AI-driven educational technology platform. SelectQ offers quizzes and performance-based training for SATs, tailored to the needs and understanding levels of each student.
buyer: Thinkster
Thinkster is the world leader in AI-driven Math tutoring for Kindergarten to 8th grade. Thinkster combines the power of elite human tutors with a world-class curriculum and amazing AI and data-driven approach that is hyper-personalized for each student. "
target: SelectQ Corporation
SelectQ is an AI-driven educational technology platform. SelectQ offers quizzes and performance-based training for SATs, tailored to the needs and understanding levels of each student. Their platform identifies strong and weak subjects for each student and provides customized improvement plans.
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announced 7/11/2013 via PR Newswire

Hobsons Inc., will purchase National Transcript Center from Pearson Data Solutions

synopsis: Hobsons announced the acquisition from Pearson of National Transcript Center (NTC), the world's largest e-transcript exchange provider, serving more than 137,000 institutions that represent more than 14 million students. Pearson's NTC is a secure, browser-based application that instantly transfers electronic student records and transcripts.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is a premier provider of innovative technology and integrated marketing solutions that empower education professionals to manage the entire student lifecycle, including recruitment, enrollment, and retention. "
seller parent: Pearson plc
seller: Pearson Data Solutions
Pearson's National Transcript Center (NTC) is the world's largest e-transcript exchange provider, serving more than 137,000 institutions that represent more than 14 million students. NTC is a secure, browser-based application that instantly transfers electronic student records and transcripts.
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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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closed 4/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Horizon Wimba, acquired Brownstone Research Group

synopsis: Horizon Wimba, a provider of collaborative software applications for online education, announced today that it has acquired Brownstone Research Group, a leading developer of simple, powerful assessment tools for teaching and learning.
buyer: Horizon Wimba
Horizon Wimba develops web-based collaboration software tools designed for online distance education, language learning and live interactive communications. Horizon Wimba brings a new collaborative dimension to online teaching and learning. "
target: Brownstone Research Group
Brownstone Research Group was established in 1983 to develop software for academic instructors and students. Its products are distributed by textbook publishing companies.
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closed 8/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Wimba, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired Wimba, Inc., a leading provider of synchronous learning and collaboration technology to the education markets. Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative learning solutions and services to the Further/Higher Education and K-12 markets.
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: Wimba, Inc.
Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative solutions that engage students, support business needs, and save time and money. The Wimba Collaboration Suite offers students, teachers and administrators an engaging and comprehensive collaboration environment for instruction, meetings and help.
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closed 4/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Horizon Wimba, acquired Brownstone Research Group

synopsis: Horizon Wimba, a provider of collaborative software applications for online education, announced today that it has acquired Brownstone Research Group, a leading developer of simple, powerful assessment tools for teaching and learning.
buyer: Horizon Wimba
Horizon Wimba develops web-based collaboration software tools designed for online distance education, language learning and live interactive communications. Horizon Wimba brings a new collaborative dimension to online teaching and learning. "
target: Brownstone Research Group
Brownstone Research Group was established in 1983 to develop software for academic instructors and students. Its products are distributed by textbook publishing companies.
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closed 8/30/2005 via PR Newswire

Horizon Wimba, acquired Silicon Chalk

synopsis: Horizon Wimba, a provider of collaborative software applications for online education, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Silicon Chalk, the Vancouver-based company that creates software which, from within a class, broadcasts an instructor's prepared notes and lecture materials to local and remote students.
buyer: Horizon Wimba
Horizon Wimba develops web-based collaboration software tools designed for online distance education, language learning and live interactive communications. Horizon Wimba brings a new collaborative dimension to online teaching and learning. "
target: Silicon Chalk
Silicon Chalk software supports learning in a wide variety of contexts. It supports the foundations of learning including communication and collaboration, learning flexibility, student mobility, and support for persistent learning communities.
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closed 4/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Horizon Wimba, acquired Brownstone Research Group

synopsis: Horizon Wimba, a provider of collaborative software applications for online education, announced today that it has acquired Brownstone Research Group, a leading developer of simple, powerful assessment tools for teaching and learning.
buyer: Horizon Wimba
Horizon Wimba develops web-based collaboration software tools designed for online distance education, language learning and live interactive communications. Horizon Wimba brings a new collaborative dimension to online teaching and learning. "
target: Brownstone Research Group
Brownstone Research Group was established in 1983 to develop software for academic instructors and students. Its products are distributed by textbook publishing companies.
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closed 11/9/2011 via Company Press Release

Blackboard Inc., acquired CerBibo Corporation

synopsis: Blackboard has made a major investment to support online learning in China, by acquiring full ownership of CerBibo, a company that has brought its online learning solution to hundreds of institutions in China. The move enhances the company’s ability to make deeper investments to support greater use of online learning.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: CerBibo Corporation
CerBibo dedicates itself to provide leading E-learning service to educational market in China. CerBibo provides E-learning software series and a full-fledged set of highly scalable solutions to various kinds of schools and educational training institutions.
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closed 7/27/2011 via Company Press Release

VIP Tone, acquired Global Grid for Learning Limited

synopsis: VIP Tone's subsidiary, EduTone has acquired all of the shares of Global Grid for Learning Limited from Cambridge University Press. Global Grid for Learning acts as a trusted broker for digital content, connecting teachers and students at all stages in education to a single source for high quality and educationally relevant learning resources.
buyer: VIP Tone
VIP Tone, Inc. provides a unique data integration and knowledge management platform for the global education market that is a key enabler in addressing the market's two highest priorities: measuring and benchmarking of student achievement and improving school accountability. "
target parent: Cambridge University Press
target: Global Grid for Learning Limited
Global Grid for Learning (GGfL) acts as a trusted broker for digital content, connecting teachers and students at all stages in education to a single source for high quality and educationally relevant learning resources.
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itslearning, will acquire Dactique

synopsis: itslearning has announced that it will acquire a 51% stake in educational technology provider Dactique. Both companies provide learning platforms and related products to customers in primary, secondary, vocational and higher education. This cooperation will make itslearning the largest learning platform provider in the Netherlands.
buyer: itslearning
Headquartered in Bergen, Norway, itslearning offers professional development services in individualized instruction and the itslearning platform to help educators improve retention and graduation rates, and reduce the cost of instruction. "
target: Dactique
Dactique is an educational technology provider that provides learning platforms and related products to customers in primary, secondary, vocational and higher education. Its two products include: Dapter, a learning and ePortfolio system, and Teletop, an advanced learning platform.
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Blackboard Inc., acquired Wimba, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired Wimba, Inc., a leading provider of synchronous learning and collaboration technology to the education markets. Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative learning solutions and services to the Further/Higher Education and K-12 markets.
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: Wimba, Inc.
Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative solutions that engage students, support business needs, and save time and money. The Wimba Collaboration Suite offers students, teachers and administrators an engaging and comprehensive collaboration environment for instruction, meetings and help.
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Docent, Inc. merged with click2learn.com, inc.,

synopsis: Docent, Inc. (Nasdaq:DCNT) and Click2learn, Inc. (Nasdaq:CLKS) two pioneers in the business performance and learning technology industry, today announced the completion of their merger of equals, and the launch of SumTotal Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:SUMT), the new market leader created by this business combination.
buyer parent: SumTotal Systems, Inc.
buyer: click2learn.com, inc.
Established in 1984 by Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, Click2learn (NASDAQ: CLKS) has long been in the vanguard of the e-Learning movement. We are the only company in the e-Learning industry that has built a complete, end-to-end platform that fully integrates all of the key components needed to dep "
target: Docent, Inc.
Founded 1997 Employees 250 Mountain View, CA 650/934-9500 Market value ($M) 62.5 - now $377.6 Next fiscal year EPS -1.29 Trailing 12-month revenue ($M) N/A Trailing 12-month net income ($M) N/A MARKET Provides software used to administer and manage online education and training courses. Online-lear
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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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Cengage Learning, acquired Pathbrite

synopsis: Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide, announced its acquisition of Pathbrite's best-in-class ePortfolio solution. Pathbrite enables students to collect, track and showcase their work to demonstrate completion of assignments.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement. "
target: Pathbrite
Pathbrite was a venture-backed ed tech company based in San Francisco. Pathbrite has users at 900 schools, colleges, universities and organizations in the world. Pathbrite's portfolio platform is poised to revolutionize learning, teaching and assessment across the globe.
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Blackboard Inc., acquired ANGEL Learning

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., a global leader in education technology, has acquired privately-held ANGEL Learning, Inc., a leading developer of e-learning software to the U.S. education industry. ANGEL Learning's flagship products are the ANGEL Learning Management Suite and the ANGEL ePortfolio system.
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: ANGEL Learning
ANGEL Learning, Inc. develops and markets enterprise e-learning software. ANGEL Learning's flagship products are the ANGEL Learning Management Suite and the ANGEL ePortfolio system.
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StepStone GmbH, acquired Studydrive

synopsis: StepStone, a leading online job portal in Europe has acquired Studydrive. Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that connects over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The platform enables students to share their learning materials and connect them with jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
StepStone is one of the leading online job portals in Europe. Companies can find qualified specialists and executives through their site in a number of European countries. They have millions of visitors per month in Germany alone and is thus one of the most frequented online job portals in Germany. "
target: Studydrive
Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that allows over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to share their learning materials and lecture notes. They also connect students to jobs and internships once they've finished with their studies.
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closed 9/3/2018 via BusinessWire

VitalSource Technologies LLC, acquired Acrobatiq

synopsis: Leading digital content provider VitalSource Technologies LLC has acquired the assets of learning and data analytics platform Acrobatiq, Inc. Acrobatiq's adaptive learning platform, content library, and professional services enable partners to create, deliver, and continuously improve outcomes-based learning experiences.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: VitalSource Technologies LLC
VitalSource Technologies LLC, part of Ingram Content Group LLC, is improving the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable content. VitalSource helps over 1,000 educational content providers create seamless interactive learning experiences. "
target: Acrobatiq
Acrobatiq is a learning optimization platform built from Carnegie Mellon University’s strengths in learning and data science. Their adaptive learning platform, content library, and professional services enable partners to create, deliver, and continuously improve outcomes-based learning experiences.
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closed 4/2/2015 via Company Press Release

digedu merged with Modern Teacher,

synopsis: Modern Teacher, an educational professional services company pioneering digital convergence in the classroom, announced its merger with digedu Enterprises LLC, a leading provider of digital learning ecosystems, including the Lesson Engine™ and Classroom Cloud® products.
buyer: Modern Teacher
Modern Teacher is an educational technology and media company built by former teachers, principals and district administrators. Their signature offering, Teacher as Architect (TAA), is a collection of educational tools and resources built to support 21st Century instructional design and delivery. "
target: digedu
digedu Enterprises LLC is a leading provider of digital learning ecosystems, including the Lesson Engine and Classroom Cloud. digedu partners with schools and districts to deliver a comprehensive technology program that meaningfully enhances teaching and learning.
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closed 6/20/2013 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Aleks Corporation

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education, a leading digital learning company, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ALEKS Corporation, the privately held developer of the ALEKS adaptive learning technology for the K-12 and higher education markets.
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: Aleks Corporation
ALEKS Corporation is the leader in the creation of web-based artificially intelligent educational software. ALEKS is founded on a field of ground-breaking research in mathematical cognitive science and applied mathematics known as Knowledge Space Theory.
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closed 11/1/2012 via Company Press Release

ConnectEDU, Inc., acquired Epsilen Inc.

synopsis: ConnectEDU announced the acquisition of Epsilen – a cloud-based e-portfolio, skills assessment, professional development and social learning management platform.
buyer: ConnectEDU, Inc.
ConnectEDU, Inc. is the web-based leader in empowering learners to manage their education, launch their careers, and secure a more stable financial future. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real learners and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
target parent: The New York Times Company
target: Epsilen Inc.
Serving educators and students in over 600 K-12 and higher education institutions worldwide, Epsilen provides a social learning environment with personalized tools to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
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announced 7/7/2010 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., will acquire Elluminate, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Elluminate, Inc. a leading provider of synchronous learning and collaboration technology to the education markets.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. "
target: Elluminate, Inc.
Elluminate, Inc. delivers best-in-class web, audio, video, and social networking solutions optimized for 21st century teaching, learning, and collaboration. The company helps unify enterprise technologies to ensure that learning and collaboration happen in a better, faster, and more efficient way.
price ($mm)[EV]
$44 [$40]
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
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 11/27/2019 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired 3D4Medical

synopsis: Elsevier, a global information analytics business specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired 3D4Medical, the global anatomy education company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. 3D4Medical's revolutionary cloud-based platform allows users to investigate the details of the human anatomy in incredible 3D.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers, reshape human knowledge, and tackle the most urgent human crises. For 140 years, we have partnered with the research world to curate and verify scientific knowledge. "
target: 3D4Medical
3D4Medical is the creator of Complete Anatomy, the world’s most advanced 3D anatomy platform. Their revolutionary cloud-based platform allows users to investigate the details of the human anatomy in incredible 3D.
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closed 8/27/2020 via BNC Analysis

Galaxy ME, acquired HOCMAI education Inc.

synopsis: Galaxy ME has just entered the online education field with the acquisition of HOCMAI. HOCMAI is a Vietnam-based online learning platform that has attracted 4 million students to participate in learning, providing more than 1,000 courses, 30,000 lessons per year of more than 200 teachers on computers and phones.
buyer: Galaxy ME
Galaxy ME is an integrated entertainment and media firm operating in the following fields: Film and exclusive film production, film distribution, cinema business, publishing Online business magazine & news, online movie viewing platform and online education platform. "
target: HOCMAI education Inc.
HOCMAI is a Vietnam-based online learning platform that has attracted 4 million students to participate in learning, providing more than 1,000 courses, 30,000 lessons per year of more than 200 teachers on computers and phones.
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closed 5/26/2010 via PR Newswire

PLATO Learning, Inc. merged with Thoma Bravo, LLC,

synopsis: PLATO Learning, Inc., a leading provider of K-adult online learning solutions, announced it has completed the merger agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Thoma Bravo, LLC.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 25 years. "
target: PLATO Learning, Inc.
PLATO Learning is a leading provider of computer-based and e-learning instruction for kindergarten through adult learners, offering curricula in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and life and job skills.
price ($mm)[EV]
$137 [$109]
rev ($mm)
$65
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
35.6x
closed 9/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Carnegie Learning, Inc., acquired Scientific Learning Corporation

synopsis: Scientific Learning Corporation, the leader in evidence-based online reading and language software, announced that it has been acquired by an affiliate of Carnegie Learning, Inc., a leader in artificial intelligence for education and formative assessment.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a provider of curricula, textbooks and math learning software for grades 6-12, written and designed to align to a common core or integrated pathway. "
target: Scientific Learning Corporation (OTCPK:SCIL:$17.73)
Scientific Learning is a leading SaaS education company that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies. The company's Fast ForWord® programs cross-train foundational language and cognitive skills necessary for rapid English language development.
price ($mm)
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2U, Inc.
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$411.77
EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: JP:3834
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc.
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rev ($mm)
$80.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.62
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Ticker: OTCNO:KAHOOT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kahoot!
Kahoot!
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform in Norway. Kahoot! makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages. Kahoot! is used in a multitude of settings, including K-12 and university classrooms, corporate offices, and more.
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: CA:BRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brighter Minds Media, LLC
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Ticker: TPN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3P Learning Pty Ltd.
3P Learning is a global leader in online education. 3P Learning's software blends the best pedagogy with the best technology to deliver great teaching and learning experiences. Their suite of learning resources covers mathematics, spelling and literacy. They serve 250,000 teachers in 132 countries.
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$39.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.16
EBIT ($mm)
$2.14
Net Income ($mm)
$1.12
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Ticker: INST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Instructure
Instructure is a technology company that is focused on improving education. Instructure created Canvas, Gauge, Arc and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences.
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EBITDA ($mm)
($59.16)
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ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
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EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Axiologix
Axiologix
Axiologix is an International Technology and Services Organization focused on delivering Cloud-based Products and Services. It is creating a nationwide Service Provider of Voice, Data and Cloud services to small and medium size businesses primarily in the United States.
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Shoal Games
Shoal Games
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RM plc
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PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures, Inc.
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$2.94
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.42)
EBIT ($mm)
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Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp is the largest Education Company in India and the only company spread across the entire education ecosystem. From schools to skills; over last two decades Educomp group has empowered over 30 million learners and educators across over 65,000 schools to think and create a better future.
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EBITDA ($mm)
($4.60)
EBIT ($mm)
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Surgical Science
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2019
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EBITDA ($mm)
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CHIeru Co., Ltd.
CHIeru Co., Ltd.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$2.46
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$0.72
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$0.09
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