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announced 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Janison Education Group Limited, will purchase Educational Assessments from UNSW Global

synopsis: Janison Education Group (JAN) has signed an agreement to acquire UNSW Global's Educational Assessments division. Educational Assessment's flagship product is the ICAS academic assessments which are used in 15 countries including Australia.
buyer: Janison Education Group Limited (ASX:JAN:$15.81)
Janison is an Australian-owned, ASX-listed education technology pioneer whose team of experts and developers innovate online assessment and learning solutions for global corporations, governments and education bodies. "
seller parent: University of New South Wales
seller: UNSW Global
Educational Assessment's flagship product is the ICAS academic assessments which are used in 15 countries including Australia. Over the past three years, half of Australia's schools have bought Educational Assessments' products.
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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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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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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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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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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 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

Illuminate Education, acquired FastBridge Learning

synopsis: Illuminate Education, the leading K-12 student performance system, has acquired FastBridge Learning, a research-driven assessment platform that transforms the way teachers measure and monitor student progress. The deal aligns the technology, people, and processes required to support a child through a data and tiered instructional model.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Illuminate Education
Illuminate Education is the leading provider of integrated K–12 technology systems. Their innovative tools bridge the gap between instruction, assessment, and data analytics, transforming the potential of teaching and learning. "
target: FastBridge Learning
FastBridge Learning is the brainchild of the leading educational researchers in the country. They strive to transform the way teachers assess and address the learning needs of students by providing one simple solution for faster results that are proven effective.
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closed 2/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Parchment Inc. merged with Credentials Solutions,

synopsis: Parchment, a digital credential service that allows learners, academic institutions, and employers to request, verify, and share credentials, has merged with Credentials Solutions, a company that specializes in identifying labor-intensive administrative processes and replacing them with simplified, automated software solutions.
buyer: Credentials Solutions
Credentials Solutions specializes in identifying labor-intensive administrative processes at postsecondary institutions and replacing them with simplified, automated software solutions at a lower cost. They work with more than 800 institutions across their transcript automation product offerings. "
target: Parchment Inc.
Parchment is the most widely adopted digital credential service, allowing learners, academic institutions, and employers to request, verify, and share credentials in simple and secure ways. The platform has helped millions of people exchange more than 30 million transcripts and credentials globally.
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closed 10/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired SchoolZilla

synopsis: Renaissance, the global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, announced that it has acquired Schoolzilla, a company known for its data-driven dashboards that integrate multiple sources of student data, including attendance, suspensions, course grades, and more.
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: SchoolZilla
Schoolzilla is a cloud-based data management and visualization platform for education practitioners that turns operational and achievement data into actionable reports. They've helped thousands of teachers, leaders and data analysts save time, gain critical insight and leverage all their data.
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announced 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Janison Education Group Limited, will purchase Educational Assessments from UNSW Global

synopsis: Janison Education Group (JAN) has signed an agreement to acquire UNSW Global's Educational Assessments division. Educational Assessment's flagship product is the ICAS academic assessments which are used in 15 countries including Australia.
buyer: Janison Education Group Limited (ASX:JAN:$15.81)
Janison is an Australian-owned, ASX-listed education technology pioneer whose team of experts and developers innovate online assessment and learning solutions for global corporations, governments and education bodies. "
seller parent: University of New South Wales
seller: UNSW Global
Educational Assessment's flagship product is the ICAS academic assessments which are used in 15 countries including Australia. Over the past three years, half of Australia's schools have bought Educational Assessments' products.
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announced 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Janison Education Group Limited, will purchase Educational Assessments from UNSW Global

synopsis: Janison Education Group (JAN) has signed an agreement to acquire UNSW Global's Educational Assessments division. Educational Assessment's flagship product is the ICAS academic assessments which are used in 15 countries including Australia.
buyer: Janison Education Group Limited (ASX:JAN:$15.81)
Janison is an Australian-owned, ASX-listed education technology pioneer whose team of experts and developers innovate online assessment and learning solutions for global corporations, governments and education bodies. "
seller parent: University of New South Wales
seller: UNSW Global
Educational Assessment's flagship product is the ICAS academic assessments which are used in 15 countries including Australia. Over the past three years, half of Australia's schools have bought Educational Assessments' products.
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announced 5/20/2020 via BNC Analysis

Janison Education Group Limited, will purchase Educational Assessments from UNSW Global

synopsis: Janison Education Group (JAN) has signed an agreement to acquire UNSW Global's Educational Assessments division. Educational Assessment's flagship product is the ICAS academic assessments which are used in 15 countries including Australia.
buyer: Janison Education Group Limited (ASX:JAN:$15.81)
Janison is an Australian-owned, ASX-listed education technology pioneer whose team of experts and developers innovate online assessment and learning solutions for global corporations, governments and education bodies. "
seller parent: University of New South Wales
seller: UNSW Global
Educational Assessment's flagship product is the ICAS academic assessments which are used in 15 countries including Australia. Over the past three years, half of Australia's schools have bought Educational Assessments' products.
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announced 3/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Advance, Inc., will acquire Turnitin

synopsis: Advance, a company that builds the value of a company over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation of a diversified portfolio, will be acquiring Turnitin, a software provider that promotes academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, and improves outcomes across educational levels and content areas.
buyer: Advance, Inc.
Advance is a private, family-owned and operated company that builds the value of a company over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation of a diversified portfolio spanning media, communications, technology, and other promising growth areas. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Turnitin
Turnitin is a partner in fostering original thinking and supporting authentic learning. Turnitin solutions promote academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, and improve outcomes across educational levels and content areas.
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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 6/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Insight Venture Partners, acquired iParadigms

synopsis: iParadigms, creators of Turnitin, announced the company has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Insight Venture Partners, a leading global private equity firm focused on high-growth investments in the technology sector, and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. iParadigms is a leading provider of cloud-based educational technologies.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global private equity and venture capital firm founded in 1995. They have raised more than $7.6 billion and invested in more than 190 growth-stage software, eCommerce, internet, and data-services companies. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: iParadigms
iParadigms is a leading provider of cloud-based educational technologies to prevent plagiarism, verify content, and evaluate student learning. Its flagship product, Turnitin, is used by over 24 million students and 1.6 million educators at 10,000 institutions worldwide to improve student outcomes.
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closed 3/6/2013 via PR Newswire

Pearson (VUE), acquired Exam Design, Inc.

synopsis: Pearson VUE acquired Exam Design Inc, a leading provider of examination development software used in high-stakes testing. Exam Design's flagship product, ExamDeveloper, is a web-based suite of tools that helps users develop rigorous and defensible assessments for credentialing purposes while reducing the reliance on in-person meetings.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson (VUE)
Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management. "
target: Exam Design, Inc.
Exam Design creates software that organizations can use to develop, maintain, and analyze high-stakes examinations. Exam Design software is built by testing experts with years of experience designing hundreds of examinations for associations, corporations and government entities across the US.
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closed 5/20/2009 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint Education, Inc., acquired Waypoint Outcomes

synopsis: Bridgepoint Education acquired Waypoint Outcomes, a creator and publisher of interactive rubrics and surveys used to develop crucial data on student achievement.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, and Thuze, Bridgepoint has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. "
target: Waypoint Outcomes
Waypoint Outcomes creates innovative tools to help deepen the dialog amongst educators, learners, and stakeholders. Their assessment software is used by diverse K12 and Higher Education institutions around the world.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Instructure, will acquire Portfolium Inc.

synopsis: Instructure, Inc., the leading software-as-a-service technology company that helps people learn and develop through school and work, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Portfolium, the student success network built to showcase the achievements, projects, and competencies of dedicated students to potential employers.
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: Portfolium Inc.
Portfolium is a full-stack student success platform. Institutions use Portfolium to deploy robust ePortfolio networks as they manage and align learning outcomes assessment, digital badging, guided pathways, and career readiness programs.
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closed 4/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired Watermark

synopsis: Watermark, the largest provider of assessment software for higher education institutions worldwide, has announced the close of its agreement with TCV to acquire a controlling interest in the company. TCV is one of the largest providers of capital to growth-stage private and public companies in the technology industry.
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
Technology Crossover Ventures, founded in 1995, is a leading provider of growth capital to technology companies, providing funds to later-stage private and public companies. "
target: Watermark
Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, educators, and learners. Through its innovative educational intelligence platform, Watermark supports institutions in developing an intentional approach to learning based on data they can trust.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mimir, acquired Omnipointment Inc.

synopsis: Indianapolis-based Mimir has acquired Omnipointment Inc., a tech company based in Chicago. Tthe acquisition of Omnipointment and its signature platform, Charter, will enhance Mimir Classroom. Charter is a group project tool that helps collegiate students arrange times to collaborate and gives instructors data to assess team performance.
buyer: Mimir
Mimir's main cloud-based software platform, Mimir Classroom, helps computer science teachers assess students' performance, strengths and weaknesses. "
target: Omnipointment Inc.
Omnipointment is the tool of choice for group projects, student organizations, and service projects. Omnipointment helps students find time out their busy schedules to meet.
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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 8/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Quad Partners, acquired TaskStream

synopsis: Taskstream, the leading provider of learning outcomes assessment technology and accreditation solutions for higher education, announced an investment by Quad Partners, a private investment firm focused exclusively on education, to deepen and broaden the company’s offerings.
buyer: Quad Partners
Quad Partners was founded in 2000 to make value-added private investments in the education industry. Today, Quad is one of the most active investors in privately-owned education companies in the United States. "
target: TaskStream
Taskstream partners with institutions of higher education and national associations to improve student learning and institutional quality with proven, reliable, user-friendly, and cloud-based solutions for assessment management and e-portfolio solutions and supporting services.
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closed 2/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Hobsons Inc., acquired Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Hobsons, the world’s leader in connecting learning to life, announced the acquisition of Starfish Retention Solutions, the leading provider of student success and advising systems for higher education institutions. The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ will augment Hobsons’ existing advising and admissions tools.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is the world’s leader in connecting learning to life. Through Hobsons’ unique advising and admissions products, they help more than 12 million students around the globe identify strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, and find the right college match. "
target: Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.
Starfish Retention Solutions is a leading provider of student success systems. The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ builds on the company’s mission to help students finish what they start.
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closed 2/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired GradesFirst

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company announced that it has acquired GradesFirst and will include its functionality in the flagship Education Advisory Board (EAB) technology membership, the Student Success Collaborative. GradesFirst is a student success technology company that helps colleges and universities engage and support at-risk students.
buyer parent: The Advisory Board Company
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,000 institutions. "
target: GradesFirst
GradesFirst is a student success technology company that helps colleges and universities engage and support at-risk students. The company's user-friendly tools enhance the efficiency of student support teams by connecting campus services in a cloud-based platform.
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closed 2/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Parchment Inc. merged with Credentials Solutions,

synopsis: Parchment, a digital credential service that allows learners, academic institutions, and employers to request, verify, and share credentials, has merged with Credentials Solutions, a company that specializes in identifying labor-intensive administrative processes and replacing them with simplified, automated software solutions.
buyer: Credentials Solutions
Credentials Solutions specializes in identifying labor-intensive administrative processes at postsecondary institutions and replacing them with simplified, automated software solutions at a lower cost. They work with more than 800 institutions across their transcript automation product offerings. "
target: Parchment Inc.
Parchment is the most widely adopted digital credential service, allowing learners, academic institutions, and employers to request, verify, and share credentials in simple and secure ways. The platform has helped millions of people exchange more than 30 million transcripts and credentials globally.
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closed 10/27/2015 via PR Newswire

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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closed 10/3/2012 via Company Press Release

Avow Systems, Inc. merged with Docufide,

synopsis: Parchment Inc. announces the acquisition of Avow Systems, Inc., merging two of the leading electronic transcript platforms – Docufide® serving 30 percent of U.S. secondary schools and Avow Systems serving nearly 100 top postsecondary institutions.
buyer: Docufide
The Docufide platform is comprised of two inter-related modules: Docufide Sender® and Docufide Receiver®. These modules facilitate the request, capture, transformation and delivery of verified electronic education credentials linking schools, universities and other institutional stakeholders. "
target: Avow Systems, Inc.
The Docufide platform is comprised of two inter-related modules: Docufide Sender® and Docufide Receiver®. These modules facilitate the request, capture, transformation and delivery of verified electronic education credentials linking schools, universities and other institutional stakeholders.
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closed 12/17/2019 via PR Newswire

HackerRank, acquired Mimir

synopsis: HackerRank, the world's leading developer skills company, has acquired Mimir, the cloud-based platform for computer science courses. Mimir's platform helps computer science teachers to assess their students' performance, strengths and weaknesses.
buyer: HackerRank
HackerRank is a developer skills platform that helps businesses evaluate software developers based on skill. HackerRank enables tech recruiters and hiring managers to objectively evaluate talent at every stage of the recruiting process, helping them to hire skilled developers and innovate faster. "
target: Mimir
Mimir is a cloud-based platform for computer science courses. Mimir's platform helps computer science teachers to assess their students' performance, strengths and weaknesses. Mimir enables instructors to efficiently teach Computer Science courses of any scale without compromising education quality.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc., acquired LiftUpp Limited

synopsis: ExamSoft, a secure testing and assessment platform company based in Dallas, announces the acquisition of leading UK-based clinical assessment company, Liftupp. Liftupp triangulates all assessment data to give a complete picture of student performance, professional competence and regulatory body compliance.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc.
ExamSoft is a SaaS firm, providing a scalable and flexible assessment platform that gives educators actionable data and insights to improve student learning outcomes and academic achievement. "
target: LiftUpp Limited
Liftupp provides assessment software developed by educators for educators. Liftupp triangulates all assessment data to give a complete picture of student performance, professional competence and regulatory body compliance.
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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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