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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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closed 5/16/2018 via PR Web

Tynker, acquired PythonRoom

synopsis: Tynker, the number one game-based coding platform that has helped more than 60 million kids start coding, announced it has acquired Pythonroom, provider of an interactive, web-based learning management system. Pythonroom’s high school computer science curriculum was designed in concert with a community of educators and students.
buyer: Tynker
Tynker’s award-winning creative computing platform helps children develop computational thinking and programming skills in a fun, intuitive and imaginative way. The platform is used by one in three U.S. K-8 schools and 60 million kids across 150 countries. "
target: PythonRoom
Founded in 2014 by Abhinav Mathur, Keshav Saharia and Rohan Naik, Pythonroom enables educators to easily bring coding education into the classroom so students can learn mainstream coding languages in a fun and engaging way.
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closed 5/31/2006 via

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 12/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

TAL Education Group, acquired CodeMonkey Studios

synopsis: CodeMonkey, an educational coding platform for grade school students with the cheeky tagline, “Write code. Catch bananas. Save the world” said that it has been acquired by Beijing-based TAL Education Group.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) is a leading education and technology enterprise in China. Since its establishment, TAL is committed to integrating technologies and the Internet into education, to deliver a better study experience for children through K-12. "
target: CodeMonkey Studios
CodeMonkey is a leading educational game-based environment where millions of students learned to code in a real programming language. Their platform fosters the development of executive functioning skills, such as problem solving and planning as well as geometric and mathematical thinking.
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closed 8/7/2015 via BNC Analysis

DADA Company, acquired Arloon

synopsis: DADA Company, a leader in the development of apps for children, acquires the Arloon brand and its catalog of educational apps for the classroom. Arloon creates educational applications that use the potential of new technologies in order to enhance the learning experience.
buyer: DADA Company
DADA Company is a children's interactive story and games publisher for smartphone and table devices. They offer children and parents "interactive edutainment" by developing engaging and fun applications. "
target: Arloon
Arloon creates educational applications that use the potential of new technologies in order to enhance the learning experience. Arloon apps are interactive tools for teaching and learning. These APPs use the concept of augmented reality that support students´ spatial perception.
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announced 4/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Reliance Industries Limited, will acquire Embibe

synopsis: Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Mumbai, India, will acquire a 73% stake in Embibe, a leading online test preparation portal in India. Embibe helps students prepare for life-changing exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, and CET.
buyer: Reliance Industries Limited (NSEI:RELIANCE:$86,476.96)
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Mumbai, India. RIL is India’s largest private sector company, with activities that span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and 4G digital services. "
target: Embibe
Embibe is a leading online test preparation portal in India. Their AI-based education platform uses data analytics to deliver personalized learning outcomes to each student. Embibe helps students prepare for life-changing exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, and CET.
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closed 4/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Toppr, acquired EasyPrep

synopsis: Mumbai-based Haygot Education Pvt Ltd which runs digital ed-tech startup Toppr.com, has acquired EasyPrepEasyPrep, an online entrance exam preparation platform. EasyPrep offers customised exam creation platform for schools and helps students prepare for competitive examinations.
buyer: Toppr
Toppr is a test preparation platform for engineering, medical and secondary schools students. The platform covers exams such as IIT JEE and BITSAT in engineering; NEET, AIIMS, AIPMT, AFMC, MT-CET and EAMCET in medical; and NTSE, NSO, NSTSE and KVPY, among others in the secondary school level. "
target: EasyPrep
EasyPrep is a customized exam creation platform for schools, coaching institutes and teachers and an exam preparation platform for students. Easyprep is a complete package for students to supplement their exam preparation.
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closed 2/16/2012 via PR Newswire

Naviance, acquired PrepMe

synopsis: Naviance, the K-12 division of Hobsons, and the leading provider of measurable student success solutions for schools and districts, announced its acquisition of PrepMe, a leader in adaptive learning technologies and test preparation programs for the PSAT, SAT and ACT.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Naviance
Naviance is the leading provider of measurable student success solutions for K-12 schools. Serving more than 300,000 educators and 4.5 million students, Naviance provides student-centric tools for course, career, college and success planning. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: PrepMe
PrepMe is a leader in the online test preparation and course delivery space. The company offers an adaptive learning platform that is used by publishers to transform their content into highly engaging, personalized online courses.
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closed 4/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

Knewcleus, acquired X2PN E-Learning Pvt Ltd

synopsis: Knewcleus, education management software firm based in Bangalore has acquired X2PN E-Learning, which builds applications to make learning more interesting and fun using game-based features in their products. X2PN has come up with learning applications Dr. Infinity, and SoloX and MultipleX, quiz-based games for individual and multiple players.
buyer: Knewcleus
Knewcleus is an education management software that helps maximise students' potential. The company delivers education management software solutions, offering Analytics and Discovery Engine, Intelli Grade-book, Collabtool, and SIS++ - student information systems. "
target: X2PN E-Learning Pvt Ltd
X2PN E-Learning Pvt Ltd. develops and publishes social games for Web and mobile devices. They are a learning-focused enterprise that enhances learning using game dynamics and cues from mobile and social media behavioral traits. Their products include Dr. Infinity, XFacts, SoloX, and MultipleX.
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closed 7/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Ascend Learning, acquired PrepMe

synopsis: PrepMe announced the sale of its adaptive learning platform and virtual classroom to Ascend Learning, a leading digital and print education company. PrepMe will continue to provide online college preparation and Coursification™ services under license from Ascend Learning.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of technology-based educational, curriculum and assessment solutions for the healthcare industry and other vocational fields. It is renowned for delivering solutions that result in higher-performing student results at a lower cost. "
target: PrepMe
PrepMe is a leader in the online test preparation and course delivery space. The company offers an adaptive learning platform that is used by publishers to transform their content into highly engaging, personalized online courses.
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closed 2/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Toppr, acquired Manch

synopsis: Mumbai-based online test preparation startup Toppr has announced its acquisition of Manch. Founded in late-2013 by IIT-Bombay graduates, Rajshekhar Ratrey, Aadil Shah and Vikas Verma, Manch offers its services in test preparation, corporate training and to schools and colleges.
buyer: Toppr
Toppr is a test preparation platform for engineering, medical and secondary schools students. The platform covers exams such as IIT JEE and BITSAT in engineering; NEET, AIIMS, AIPMT, AFMC, MT-CET and EAMCET in medical; and NTSE, NSO, NSTSE and KVPY, among others in the secondary school level. "
target: Manch
Manch is an effective knowledge delivery platform which enables an individual to obtain competence using the platforms’ in-built analytics and recommendations.
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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 7/31/2013 via BusinessWire

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, acquired Grockit

synopsis: Kaplan has acquired the test prep assets and social learning platform of Grockit, Inc., a San Francisco-based pioneer in social learning applications and technologies. Grockit, Inc. improves academic achievement and extend learning outside of the classroom by advancing online social learning as the dominant instructional design.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, a division of Kaplan, Inc., is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. "
target: Grockit
Grockit was created to improve the learning outcomes of students by applying the power of social networks, adaptive algorithms, and gaming mechanics to the process of learning. Grockit uses social gaming technology and Web 2.0 infrastructure to create a fun learning environment for students.
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closed 4/11/2012 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners and Boathouse Capital announced the acquisition of Atomic Learning from Granite Equity Partners. Atomic Learning's training products provide workshops, classroom-ready projects and tutorials on more than 200 commonly-used software applications and are used by 460,000 teachers and 733,000 college students nationwide.
buyer: Boathouse Capital
buyer: Renovus Capital
Renovus Capital Partners is an education-focused private equity fund. Boathouse Capital is a $120 million junior capital fund that invests mezzanine debt and equity in high-quality lower middle market companies in partnership with management teams and private equity funds. "
target parent: Granite Equity Partners
target: Atomic Learning, Inc.
Atomic Learning's training products provide workshops, classroom-ready projects and tutorials on more than 200 commonly-used software applications and are used by 460,000 teachers and 733,000 college students nationwide.
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closed 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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announced 4/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Cambium Learning, will acquire Kurzweil Educational Systems

synopsis: Cambium Learning, Inc., an education company serving the unique needs of the nation's at-risk, minority and special student populations with learning tools, services and technologies, today announced that they have signed an agreement to acquire Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc.
buyer parent: Whitney & Co. LLC
buyer: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials. "
target: Kurzweil Educational Systems
Kurzweil Educational Systems, founded in 1996, is the industry leader and innovator of reading, writing and learning solutions for people with learning disabilities, and people who are blind or visually impaired.
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closed 2/7/2019 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, acquired Ready4, Inc.

synopsis: Tomorrow Advancing Life Education Group (TAL), a leading education and technology enterprise in China, has acquired Ready4, Inc., the world's most advanced mobile learning platform. Ready4 provides high-quality, AI-powered live and on demand test prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) is a leading education and technology enterprise in China. Since its establishment, TAL is committed to integrating technologies and the Internet into education, to deliver a better study experience for children through K-12. "
target: Ready4, Inc.
Ready4 is the world's most advanced mobile learning platform. Ready4 provides high-quality, AI-powered live and on demand test prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT. Ready4 has helped more than 2 million students in over 150 countries improve their college admissions test scores.
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closed 5/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired Freckle Education

synopsis: A year of vetting math tool after math tool came to an end with Renaissance announcing its acquisition of Freckle Education, a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target: Freckle Education
Freckle Education is a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science. Freckle currently claims more than 700,000 teachers and 10 million students have used the platform across 75,000 schools.
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announced 6/19/2014 via BusinessWire

MasteryConnect, will acquire Socrative

synopsis: Education technology leader MasteryConnect announced it is acquiring Socrative, a student response system that increases classroom engagement, for $5 million in cash and stock. The deal will add Socrative's real-time classroom assessment functionality to MasteryConnect's existing suite of cloud-based software and apps for learning in K-12 settings.
buyer: MasteryConnect
MasteryConnect is a market leader in curriculum, assessment and mastery learning tools for K-12. MasteryConnect supports teachers via its Mastery Learning Platform, as well as through their numerous apps on all Web-enabled devices. "
target: Socrative
Socrative supports teachers in formatively assessing their students with educational activities on all Web-enabled devices; including tablets, laptops and smartphones.
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closed 1/10/2011 via Market Wire

Educational Testing Service, acquired Computerized Assessments and Learning LLC

synopsis: Educational Testing Service (ETS) has purchased Computerized Assessments and Learning (CAL), LLC, an industry-leading computerized assessment company based in Lawrence, Kansas. CAL's adaptive testing platform provides products and services to support instructional and learning processes for K-12 education systems.
buyer: Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service (ETS) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. "
target: Computerized Assessments and Learning LLC
Computerized Assessments and Learning (CAL), LLC is an industry-leading computerized assessment company based in Lawrence, Kansas. CAL's adaptive testing platform provides products and services to support instructional and learning processes for K-12 education systems.
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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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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 3/18/2020 via Reuters

Lvjing Holding, will acquire Jiayi Education

synopsis: Lvjing Holding, a China-based company principally engaged in the development of real estate, will acquire Jiayi Education, a Chinese education group focused on the K-12 sector. Jiayi Education offers online courses and operates 40 weekend and after-school education centers that help students to improve their mathematics.
buyer: Lvjing Holding (SZSE:000502:$2.29)
Lvjing Holding is a China-based company principally engaged in the development of real estate. Lvjing mainly develops apartments, shops and parking lots. The company is also involved in the lease of properties and medical business. "
target: Jiayi Education
Jiayi Education is a Chinese education group focused on the K-12 sector. Jiayi Education offers online courses and operates 40 weekend and after-school education centers that help students to improve their mathematics.
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announced 12/12/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Gyldendal A/S, will acquire Mentor Danmark ApS

synopsis: Gyldendal has entered into an agreement to purchase 60% of the shares in MentorDanmark ApS, which offers homework and mentor courses to students in primary and secondary schools.
buyer: Gyldendal A/S (:$133.75)
Gyldendal was founded in 1770 and is Denmark's largest publisher. For almost 250 years, Gyldendal has been working to enrich Danish book readers with knowledge, art, culture and entertaining reading experiences, and publishes over 400 new titles in all possible formats for children and adults. "
target: Mentor Danmark ApS
MentorDanmark ApS, based in Copenhagen, offers homework and mentor courses to students in primary and secondary schools.
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$8.70*
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Millpond Equity Partners, acquired Innovative Learning Concepts

synopsis: Millpond Equity Partners announced the acquisition of Innovative Learning Concepts Inc. (doing business as TouchMath), a leading provider of supplemental, multi-sensory mathematics curriculum and products designed to teach foundation mathematics concepts.
buyer: Millpond Equity Partners
Millpond Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in lower middle market, growth-oriented business services companies. Millpond combines a partnership approach with extensive hands-on operational and investment management experience. "
target: Innovative Learning Concepts
Innovative Learning Concepts, doing business as TouchMath, is a multisensory math program that makes critical math concepts accessible for students who struggle to understand content. They are committed to maximizing student potential through cultivating success with individuals of all abilities.
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announced 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

IK Investment Partners, will acquire Studienkreis

synopsis: IK Investment Partners, a Pan-European private equity firm, is to acquire Studienkreis GmbH, one of the leading private education providers in Germany, from Aurelius. Studienkreis offers qualified tutoring for students of all classes and types of school in all major subjects.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €9 billion of capital and invested in over 110 European companies. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: Studienkreis
Studienkreis is one of the leading private education providers in Germany. The company offers qualified tutoring for students of all classes and types of school in all major subjects. Individual support follows a scientifically proven learning concept.
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announced 9/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

With Us Corp, will acquire Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd.

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

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

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

Oakley Capital Investments Limited, will acquire Schülerhilfe

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

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

synopsis: Tokyo-based private equity firm J-STAR will buy the tutoring business of Japan’s Alpha Corporation. Alpha Corporation provides a one-to-one 100 per cent private tutoring services by professional tutors, tapping into the needs of the education industry in Japan.
buyer: J-STAR Co., Ltd.
J-STAR is an independent and partner-owned Japanese alternative asset manager with $300 million of assets under management. Founded in 2006 in Tokyo, J-STAR has grown into one of the most successful investment firms in Asia, with 17 skilled and experienced professionals "
target: Alpha Corporation Co., Ltd.
Alpha Corporation provides a one-to-one 100 per cent private tutoring services by professional tutors, tapping into the needs of the education industry in Japan. Alpha Corporation operates 16 private tutoring schools in Sapporo, Japan.
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closed 7/31/2015 via BNC Analysis

ESM Group, acquired Tutorpedia

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

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

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

Public Consulting Group, Inc., acquired University Instructors

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

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, acquired ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH

synopsis: Deutsche Beteiligungs AG, a leading German private equity company, has bought a majority stake in private tutoring services provider ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH in a management buyout.
buyer: Deutsche Beteiligungs AG (DB:DBAN:$88.86)
Deutsche Beteiligungs AG ("DBAG") is a leading German private equity company. Since 1965, DBAG has been a preferred partner for equity funding of successful companies whose products and services have made them leaders in their markets. "
target: ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH
ZGS Schülerhilfe GmbH is the largest provider of private tutoring services in Germany and Austria with 1,050 company-owned and franchised centres operating under the name of “Schülerhilfe”.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$57
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 4/2/2013 via Yahoo, Inc.

New York Tutor Company, acquired New York Tutor Company

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

Aurelius AG, acquired Studienkreis

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

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

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

JMI Equity Fund, will acquire Catapult Learning LLC

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

Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc., acquired Education Station LLC

synopsis: Knowledge Learning Corporation, a prominent national education company delivering before- and after-school educational enrichment programs through its School Partnerships Division, announced its acquisition of Education Station, LLC, one of the leading providers of No Child Left Behind supplemental educational services.
buyer parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
buyer: Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc.
Knowledge Learning Corporation is a leading provider of early childhood education programs and services operating under several names, including Children's Discovery Center, Knowledge Beginnings and Magic Years. "
target parent: Educate, Inc.
target: Education Station LLC
Education Station is the nation's leading provider of No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) supplemental educational services (SES) for schools and school districts.
price ($mm)
$6.00
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/16/2004 via BusinessWire

Laureate Education, acquired Walden University

synopsis: Laureate Education, Inc., (NASDAQ:LAUR), today announced the acquisition of the remaining 49% interest in Walden University, giving the Company 100% ownership of its fastest growing subsidiary. Walden University will be the centerpiece of Laureate Online, the new name of the Company's online higher education division.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Laureate Education (LAUR:$3,177.81)
Laureate Education, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, provides higher education programs and services to students through a network of campus-based and online universities, and higher education institutions primarily in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. "
target parent: Laureate Education
target: Walden University
Walden University has been the leading provider of quality higher education at a distance for over three decades. With students from more than 30 countries and all 50 United States, we understand what adult learners need to succeed. Walden combines the highest academic standards of an accredited un
price ($mm)
$108
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announced 9/15/2017 via GlobeNewswire

RISE Education Cayman Ltd., will acquire The Edge Learning Center

synopsis: RISE Education entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Edge Learning Center. The Edge is a Hong Kong-based consulting firm that provides young students after-class tutoring, test preparation, and admission consulting services. They offer educational services spanning from SAT and IB Test Prep to teacher training.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: RISE Education Cayman Ltd. (REDU:$126.04)
RISE Education is a junior English Language Training provider based in China. They pioneered the application of subject-based learning philosophy in China, which uses language arts and social science to teach English in an immersive way that helps students learn to speak like a native speaker. "
target: The Edge Learning Center
The Edge is a leading Hong Kong-based consulting firm that provides students aged 12 years old or above with after-class tutoring, test preparation, and admission consulting services. They offer a broad range of educational services spanning from SAT and IB Test Prep to teacher training.
price ($mm)
$4.22
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closed 4/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

ArborBridge, purchased Asian Business from ESM Group

synopsis: A Sacramento-based tutoring company ESM Group has completed the sale of its Asian business to ArborBridge, a Santa Monica-based learning company. ESM started its Asia business in 2008 with tutors in Tokyo, helping students there prepare for college entry into the United States.
buyer: ArborBridge
ArborBridge is an educational services firm that has pioneered the most scientific and personalized tutoring in the world. ArborBridge offers a full range of online and in-person programs that include SAT and ACT Test preparation, K-12 Tutoring and ISEE and SSAT preparation. "
seller: ESM Group
ESM started its Asia business in 2008 with tutors in Tokyo, helping students there prepare for college entry into the United States. It eventually did work in Singapore and Hong Kong, but in recent years it pared back down to only Tokyo.
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