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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Coderise, acquired Bomberbot

synopsis: Coderise, an organization focused on providing upward social mobility to the underprivileged communities through software programming education, has acquired Bomberbot. The Bomberbot program aims to teach middle school students digital skills through an extracurricular program.
buyer: Coderise
Coderise was founded in Florida in 2012 by Andres Barreto. Coderise offers programming bootcamps for teenagers in Latin America, later expanded to offer alternative college education for adults joining forces with Holberton School from Silicon Valley. "
target: Bomberbot
Bomberbot has brought digital skills to children in the Netherlands through an extensive range of both school programs and after school activities. Their school programs aim to help students develop digital skills through a curriculum for both primary and secondary schools.
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closed 2/24/2022 via Company Press Release

PSI Services LLC, purchased Solvably and Digital Skills Lab from MassiveU

synopsis: PSI Talent Management has acquired Solvably‍‍, the first collaborative problem-solving platform for lifelong learners, and Digital Skills Lab‍‍ (dlab), an auto-grading assessment solution that allows individuals to learn digital skills in Microsoft and other computer applications, from MassiveU‍‍.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) is a global workforce solutions provider that combines science, technology, and expertise to enable opportunities for professional growth, talent enhancement, and retention. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
seller: MassiveU
Solvably‍‍ is the first collaborative problem-solving platform for lifelong learners. Digital Skills Lab‍‍ (dlab) is an auto-grading assessment solution that allows individuals to learn digital skills in Microsoft and other computer applications.
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closed 7/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

Ruangguru, acquired Kalananti

synopsis: Indonesian edtech firm Ruangguru has acquired the education startup, Kalananti, adding international learning and coding to its portfolio. While Ruangguru’s main focus is preparing students for local university education, Kalananti helps children between five and 12 years old learn how to code.
buyer: Ruangguru
Ruangguru is the largest and most comprehensive technology company in Indonesia that focuses on education-based services. Ruangguru offers subscription learning videos, private tutoring marketplaces, on-demand learning tutoring services, online exam tryouts, and others. "
target: Kalananti
Kalananti is an education startup based in Indonesia. Kalananti helps children between five and 12 years old learn how to code.
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closed 2/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next Education India Private Limited, acquired InOpen Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Education technology startup InOpen Technologies has been acquired by Hyderabad-based Next Education. InOpen serves the K-12 market with its flagship product, Computer Masti and newly introduced Science curriculum, Small Science.
buyer: Next Education India Private Limited
Next Education is working on technology-based K-12 solutions, which are used by over 150,000 teachers and more than 7 million students across over 7,000 schools in India. Founded in 2007, Next Education’s educational solutions and services have been well-received nationally and globally. "
target: InOpen Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
InOpen is a IIT Bombay based educational start up with a focus on developing high quality academic content through intense research. It offer products and services to government and private schools. InOpen is currently serving 600,000 students directly through its products.
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closed 8/15/2022 via BusinessWire

Varsity Tutors, acquired Codeverse

synopsis: Nerdy Inc., developer of Varsity Tutors, the popular online tutoring platform used by students from elementary school through college and adulthood, has acquired Codeverse, an award-winning creative online platform where kids build apps and games with real code.
buyer parent: Nerdy, Inc.
buyer: Varsity Tutors
Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students and professionals with personalized instruction to achieve any goal. To date, students have accessed more than two million hours of live instruction on the platform. "
target: Codeverse
Founded on the mission to "teach a billion kids to code," Codeverse is an award-winning creative online platform where kids build apps and games with real code. Designed for kids ages 6-13.
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closed 5/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

Infinity Learn, acquired WizKlub

synopsis: Infinity Learn, a leading digital learning company in India, has acquired a 75% stake in Wizklub, a next gen edtech company in India. Wizklub offers research-based education programs designed to help kids aged 6-14 years develop future skills. They offer programs and courses for comprehension, critical thinking, coding, STEM, and chess.
buyer: Infinity Learn
Based in India, Infinity Learn transforms the learning experience for both teachers and students. Its products include Online Live Classes, SelfLearn recorded modules, Online mock tests, and a 24x7 doubt clearance app. Infinity Learn is a protege of Sri Chaitanya in the Edtech space. "
target: WizKlub
Wizklub is a next gen edtech company in India. Wizklub offers research-based education programs designed to help kids aged 6-14 years develop future skills. They offer programs and courses for comprehension, critical thinking, coding, STEM, and chess.
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closed 11/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Imagine Learning, Inc., acquired Robotify

synopsis: Imagine Learning, a PreK–12 digital learning solutions company, has acquired Robotify, an online learning platform in Ireland. Robotify is a browser-based robotics simulator that provides a fun way for students to learn how to code. Their platform guides students to produce original ideas and helps them to grow their critical thinking skills.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning delivers language, literacy, and mathematics solutions for pre-K–12 students. Students and teachers love Imagine Language & Literacy, Imagine Math, Imagine Math Facts, and Imagine Español because they are research- and evidence-based, data driven, and incredibly fun to use. "
target: Robotify
Robotify is an online learning platform in Ireland. Robotify is a browser-based robotics simulator that provides a fun way for students to learn how to code. Their platform guides students to produce original ideas and helps them to grow their creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration skills.
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closed 9/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired Labinapp

synopsis: Byju’s, India’s largest Ed-tech company, has acquired LabInApp, a mobile app in India that offers lab-like simulations. LabInApp enables students and teachers to perform science activities and experiments on various devices. The app offers over 550 simulations that cover physics, chemistry, biology, math and more.
buyer: Byju's
Based in India, Byju’s is India’s largest Ed-tech company and the creator of India’s largest K12 learning app which offers highly 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: Labinapp
LabInApp is a mobile app in India that offers lab-like simulations. LabInApp enables students and teachers to perform science activities and experiments on various devices. The app offers over 550 simulations that cover physics, chemistry, biology, math and more.
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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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closed 12/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

LEAD School, acquired QuizNext

synopsis: LEAD School, a leading education technology company in India, has acquired QuizNext, a student assessment and practice platform in India. QuizNext is a gamified practice app that offers AI based practice quizzes for CBSE and ICSE students for grade 6-10th.
buyer: LEAD School
LEAD School is a leading education technology company in India. LEAD School offers an integrated system that aims to revolutionalise every child’s learning experience. Their system enables schools to deliver uninterrupted excellent learning, both online and in school. "
target: QuizNext
QuizNext is a student assessment and practice platform in India. QuizNext is a gamified practice app that offers AI based practice quizzes for CBSE and ICSE students for grade 6-10th. The app provides personalized recommendations to drive students to practice three times a day.
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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 11/3/2021 via PR Newswire

boclips, acquired Listenwise

synopsis: Boclips, the world's leading educational video platform, has acquired Listenwise, the US market leader in curriculum-geared podcasts for grades 2 to 12. The acquisition creates a unique offering of video and audio content for global education providers, and positions the combined business for accelerated growth in the US and worldwide.
buyer: boclips
Boclips is on a mission to educate, enlighten, and inspire learners of all ages with video. Since the company's foundation in 2014, the Boclips video platform has offered education providers a single procurement point to find, license, and incorporate video aligned to their courseware. "
target: Listenwise
Listenwise is an award-winning listening comprehension platform for grades 2-12. The company's collection of Lexile leveled podcasts keeps teaching connected to the real world and builds student listening skills at the same time.
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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

A2GK Investimentos, acquired Happy Code

synopsis: Rodrigo Santos, founder of Happy Code, announces its sale to A2GK Investimentos, a holding company owned by Willian Matos. Brazil-based Happy Code is a computer science educational platform for children and young people.
buyer: A2GK Investimentos
A2GK Investimentos is a holding company owned by Willian Matos. Willian Matos is a partner and Pro-Rector of the Unicesumar group, one of the ten largest private educational groups in Brazil. "
target: Happy Code
Brazil-based Happy Code is a computer science educational platform for children and young people. Happy Code was created in 2015 by technology and education entrepreneur, Rodrigo Santos, who was inspired by learning to program at the age of 16.
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closed 6/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

Dapper Labs Inc., acquired Ok Play

synopsis: Dapper Labs, the Vancouver-based NFT company behind CryptoKitties and the NBA’s NFT marketplace, has acquired Ok Play, a social media company aimed at children. Ok Play is an app that lets three- to six-year-olds create and share short videos.
buyer: Dapper Labs Inc.
Based in Vancouver, Dapper Labs, the company behind NBA Top Shot and the original developers behind the Flow blockchain, uses blockchain technology to bring NFTs and new forms of digital engagement to fans around the world. "
target: Ok Play
OK Play is a digital community where every kid can create, play and share. OK Play empowers kids to star in their own stories and participate in weekly creative challenges using kid-friendly tools for drawing, photography, video, sound recording, and augmented reality.
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closed 10/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Droom, acquired AR Infinity

synopsis: Droom, an online marketplace for new and used automobiles in India, has acquired AR Infinity, an augmented reality (AR) company in India. AR Infinity's vehicle showcase solution allows automotive clients to demonstrate their vehicles to their end consumers using AR. Their Learning Buddy app enables students to experience academic concepts with AR.
buyer: Droom
Droom is India's first and largest online marketplace for buying and selling new and used automobiles. Droom has four marketplace formats, B2C, C2C, C2B and B2B. Their platform platform offers cars, bikes, trucks, taxis, auto loans, vehicle insurance and more. "
target: AR Infinity
AR Infinity is an augmented reality (AR) company in India. AR Infinity's vehicle showcase solution allows automotive clients to demonstrate their vehicles to their end consumers using AR. Their Learning Buddy app enables students to experience academic concepts with AR.
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closed 5/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Homer, acquired codeSpark

synopsis: BEGiN, the company behind the proven early learning program, HOMER, has acquired codeSpark, the leading learn-to-code app for children and largest global community of young creators. The codeSpark acquisition allows HOMER to expand from serving kids ages 0-6 to a comprehensive program for kids ages 0-10.
buyer parent: BEGiN
buyer: Homer
HOMER is the essential early learning program for kids, helping them build skills for school and life in the 21st century. HOMER delivers academic skills such as literacy and math in addition to personal skills like problem-solving and social-emotional awareness. "
target: codeSpark
codeSpark Academy is the #1 learn-to-code app for children ages 5-8. The platform's word-free interface and highly engaging gameplay teaches critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative learning through a STEM based curriculum.
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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 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 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 9/17/2021 via BusinessWire

Byju's, acquired Tynker

synopsis: BYJU’S, the global leader in personalized learning with more than 100 million students on its platform, has acquired Tynker, the world’s leading K-12 creative coding platform. The acquisition will enable Tynker to introduce its creative coding platform to even more kids, educators, schools, and coding camps globally.
buyer: Byju's
BYJU’S is the global leader in personalized learning. By blending real-world and digital play in a seamless, active way, BYJU’S has created an opportunity for people to learn at their own pace and style with the support of an empowering network of 11,000+ global educators. "
target: Tynker
Tynker is the world’s leading K-12 creative coding platform, enabling students of all ages to develop the coding skills to design and power animations, games, music, robots and drones, smart devices, virtual worlds like Minecraft, and more.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Coderise, acquired Bomberbot

synopsis: Coderise, an organization focused on providing upward social mobility to the underprivileged communities through software programming education, has acquired Bomberbot. The Bomberbot program aims to teach middle school students digital skills through an extracurricular program.
buyer: Coderise
Coderise was founded in Florida in 2012 by Andres Barreto. Coderise offers programming bootcamps for teenagers in Latin America, later expanded to offer alternative college education for adults joining forces with Holberton School from Silicon Valley. "
target: Bomberbot
Bomberbot has brought digital skills to children in the Netherlands through an extensive range of both school programs and after school activities. Their school programs aim to help students develop digital skills through a curriculum for both primary and secondary schools.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Coderise, acquired Bomberbot

synopsis: Coderise, an organization focused on providing upward social mobility to the underprivileged communities through software programming education, has acquired Bomberbot. The Bomberbot program aims to teach middle school students digital skills through an extracurricular program.
buyer: Coderise
Coderise was founded in Florida in 2012 by Andres Barreto. Coderise offers programming bootcamps for teenagers in Latin America, later expanded to offer alternative college education for adults joining forces with Holberton School from Silicon Valley. "
target: Bomberbot
Bomberbot has brought digital skills to children in the Netherlands through an extensive range of both school programs and after school activities. Their school programs aim to help students develop digital skills through a curriculum for both primary and secondary schools.
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closed 9/21/2022 via BNC Analysis

Multiversity Group, acquired auLAB Srl

synopsis: The Multiversity Group has acquired 60.61% of Italy-based Aulab, a company active in the training of software developers, which offers an effective path with a rapid learning curve to its students, allowing them to professionalize as web developers.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: Multiversity Group
Multiversity is one of the largest educational groups in Italy. Multiversity operates two private online universities, Pegaso and Mercatorum, a certification entity, Certipass and a number of academies as well as an international lifelong learning higher education institution based in Malta. "
target: auLAB Srl
Italy-based Aulab is a company active in the training of software developers, which offers an effective path with a rapid learning curve to its students, allowing them to professionalize as web developers.
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announced 7/13/2022 via PR Newswire

African Leadership Group, will acquire Holberton School

synopsis: African Leadership International (ALI), part of The African Leadership Group, will acquire Holberton Inc., a project-based, college alternative educating the next generation of software engineers. With this acquisition, ALI expects to position itself as a leading source of technology talent on the African continent.
buyer: African Leadership Group
The African Leadership Group is an ecosystem of institutions with a shared moonshot vision to harness Africa's abundant human capital and transform the continent and the world by selecting, developing, and investing in 3 million ethical and entrepreneurial leaders by 2035. "
target: Holberton School
Holberton's innovative and flexible delivery of the "OS of Education" provides a unique portfolio of tools, auto-graded tailored curricula, and teaching methods to help its customers train the next generation of digital talent at scale.
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closed 1/12/2022 via BNC Analysis

BrowserStack, acquired GreyAtom Edutech Pvt. Ltd

synopsis: BrowserStack, the world's leading web and mobile app testing platform has acquired GreyAtom, an EdTech startup specializing in industry-relevant programs in emerging technologies. Co-founded by Shweta Doshi, Mayuresh Shilotri and Mitul D Thakkar in 2017, GreyAtom provides online and offline education to learners.
buyer: BrowserStack
India-based BrowserStack is the leading software testing platform powering over two million tests across 15 global data centers. BrowserStack's platform provides instant access to 2,000+ real mobile devices and browsers on a highly reliable cloud infrastructure that scales as testing needs grow. "
target: GreyAtom Edutech Pvt. Ltd
GreyAtom was founded in 2017 by Shweta Doshi, Mayuresh Shilotri, and myself to bridge the skill gap between industry and academia. GreyAtom has enabled more than 50,000 learners to reskill and upskill their tech knowledge, with 87 percent of them making a career pivot.
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closed 4/5/2022 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired Codecademy

synopsis: Skillsoft, a global leader in corporate digital learning, has acquired Codecademy, a leading online learning platform for technical skills. Codecademy is an innovative and popular learning platform providing high-demand technical skills to approximately 40 million registered learners in nearly every country worldwide.
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is a global leader in corporate digital learning. The company provides enterprise learning solutions designed to prepare organizations for the future of work, overcome critical skill gaps, drive demonstrable behavior-change, and unlock the potential in their people. "
target: Codecademy
Codecademy is a leading online learning platform for technical skills. Codecademy’s innovative, scalable approach to online coding education makes it possible for anyone to master the skills needed to succeed in our tech-enabled workforce.
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Eagle Merchant Partners, acquired Code Ninjas

synopsis: Atlanta-based private equity firm Eagle Merchant Partners has acquired Code Ninjas, the world’s largest and fastest-growing coding franchise. At hundreds of Code Ninjas centers across the globe, people of all ages have fun learning how to code, no matter what their skill level.
buyer: Eagle Merchant Partners
Based in Atlanta and focused on the Southeastern United States, Eagle Merchant Partners is a private equity firm investing in lower middle market businesses. They invest in two core sectors: Consumer and Industrial. "
target: Code Ninjas
Code Ninjas is the world’s largest and fastest-growing coding franchise. At hundreds of Code Ninjas centers across the globe, people of all ages have fun learning how to code, no matter what their skill level.
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LABOT Inc., acquired QuelCode Co., Ltd.

synopsis: LABOT, a Japanese company that combines the power of finance and technology to create future education possibilities, has acquired QuelCode, Japan's first Income Share Agreements (ISAs) programming school. QuelCode aims to provide everyone the opportunity to learn IT technology and programming, regardless of their position or financial situation.
buyer: LABOT Inc.
LABOT is a Japanese company that combines the power of finance and technology to create future education possibilities. LABOT aims is to develop the first education business in Japan that employs Income Share Agreements (ISAs). "
target: QuelCode Co., Ltd.
QuelCode is Japan's first Income Share Agreements (ISAs) programming school. QuelCode aims to provide everyone the opportunity to learn IT technology and programming, regardless of their position or financial situation.
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announced 3/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint Education, Inc., will acquire FullStack Academy, Inc.

synopsis: Fullstack Academy, one of the longest-running and most successful technology bootcamps in the nation, has announced Bridgepoint Education, Inc., a provider of postsecondary education services, will acquire the school to accelerate access to technology education that will power the future.
buyer: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Bridgepoint Education (BPI) is a higher education company built upon innovation and a passion for learning. BPI is the parent company of and provides shared services for Ashford University and University of the Rockies. "
target: FullStack Academy, Inc.
Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful technology bootcamps in the nation. It is the world's top ranked immersive software engineering school and is based in NYC and Chicago.
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Framgia Inc., acquired Groove Gear, Inc.

synopsis: Framgia, a Japanese IT company engaged in product development, has acquired Groove Gear, a programming training school in Japan. Groove Gear provides their students with employment opportunities and support. They offer a wide range of environments that allow students to learn in different ways.
buyer: Framgia Inc.
Framgia is a Japanese IT company engaged in product development. Framgia specializes in building web services, mobile apps, games and digital works for mainly Japanese clients. Framgia's agile development tools helps their clients to continuously improve and deliver quality software products. "
target: Groove Gear, Inc.
Groove Gear is a programming training school in Japan. Their curriculum allows beginners to learn practical skills within 3 months. Groove Gear provides their students with employment opportunities and support. They offer a wide range of environments that allow students to learn in different ways.
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WeWork Management LLC, acquired The Flatiron School

synopsis: WeWork has acquired New York City-based Flatiron School, a popular coding education program founded in 2012. It offers accelerated mobile and web development courses at its Manhattan location and online. Classes cost between $12,000 and $15,000.
buyer: WeWork Management LLC
WeWork provides businesses with the space, community, and services they need. They transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and tech so their members can focus on doing what they love. "
target: The Flatiron School
New York City-based Flatiron School is a popular coding education program founded in 2012. It offers accelerated mobile and web development courses at its Manhattan location and online. Classes cost between $12,000 and $15,000.
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CEL-LEP Ensino de Idiomas S.A., acquired Madcode Treinamento Em Informatica Ltda

synopsis: CEL-LEP, a network of schools in São Paulo for English language learning, acquired MadCode, a major national programming education network for children and adolescents. Founded in 2014 by Daniel Cleffi and Ralph Sapoznik, MadCode has achieved a prominent position in the programming education market, with growth of more than 200% per year.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: CEL-LEP Ensino de Idiomas S.A.
CEL-LEP is one of the largest premium ELT (English Language Teaching) companies in Brazil, based in Sao Paulo. Founded in 1967 and acquired by H.I.G. Capital in 2012, CEL-LEP offers EFL (English as a Foreign Language) courses for kids, teens, and adults. "
target: Madcode Treinamento Em Informatica Ltda
MadCode is the leading Network of Programming Schools focused on teaching for children and adolescents. Founded in 2014 by Daniel Cleffi and Ralph Sapoznik, MadCode has achieved a prominent position in the programming education market, with growth of more than 200% per year.
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General Assembly, acquired Bitmaker

synopsis: As part of a move to expand from 15 to 25 campuses by end of year, US-based education-to-employment company General Assembly has announced its acquisition of Bitmaker, a Toronto-based coding bootcamp. Bitmaker empowers a community of makers and creators to build their future by delivering accelerated, market-driven technology education.
buyer: General Assembly
General Assembly transforms thinkers into creators through education and opportunities in technology, business, and design. They offer full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century. "
target: Bitmaker
Bitmaker is Canada's leading tech skills accelerator. Bitmaker is empowering a community of makers and creators to build their future by delivering accelerated, market-driven technology education. Students learn through a mix of lectures, hands-on practice, pair programming and individual study.
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EV / EBITDA
closed 5/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Capella Education Company, acquired DevMountain

synopsis: Capella Education Company announced that DevMountain, an industry-leading coding school, has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company. DevMountain has a reputation of being the most accessible and impactful code school in the US.
buyer: Capella Education Company (CPLA:$439.69)
Founded in 1991, Capella Education Company is a national leader in online education and parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited online university. Capella University offers online graduate degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, and much more."
target: DevMountain (CPLA:$430.01)
DevMountain has a reputation of being the most accessible and impactful code school in the country by bringing affordability to the highest quality, hands-on education in the software coding industry.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/22/2016 via BusinessWire

Capella Education Company, acquired Hackbright Academy

synopsis: Capella Education Company announced that Hackbright Academy, the leading non-degree software engineering school for women, has become a wholly-owned, subsidiary of the Capella Education Company. Hackbright Academy will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Capella and maintain its current headquarters and management team based in San Francisco.
buyer: Capella Education Company (CPLA:$439.69)
Founded in 1991, Capella Education Company is a national leader in online education and parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited online university. Capella University offers online graduate degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, and much more."
target: Hackbright Academy
Founded in 2012, Hackbright Academy is the leading engineering school for women, with the mission to close the U.S. skills gap and the gender gap in technology.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/16/2016 via PR Newswire

FullStack Academy, Inc., acquired The Starter League

synopsis: Fullstack Academy, an industry leader in immersive coding education, has acquired Chicago-based coding school, The Starter League. The Starter League pioneered the field of intensive and immersive coding education.
buyer: FullStack Academy, Inc.
Fullstack Academy is an award-winning, immersive coding school based in New York City. Co-founders David Yang and Nimit Maru leveraged their experience at Yahoo, Gilt Groupe, and Bloomspot to create an elite program centered on fullstack JavaScript and emerging technologies. "
target: The Starter League
The Starter League was founded with the vision to build a type of hands-on coding school previously unheard of. They succeeded in creating a unique curriculum that has helped launch startups and businesses in more than 40 states and 15 countries, and over 1,500 tech careers worldwide.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/6/2015 via BusinessWire

The Learning House, Inc., will acquire Software Craftsmanship Guild

synopsis: The Learning House, Inc., a leading cloud based technology provider of solutions that enable universities to thrive in today’s dynamic education landscape, will acquire the Software Craftsmanship Guild.Software Craftsmanship Guild is one of the nation’s top coding bootcamp providers for training the next generation of software developers.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals. "
target: Software Craftsmanship Guild
Software Craftsmanship Guild is a coding bootcamp located in Akron, Ohio that teaches people from around the world to become software developers in 12 weeks.
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announced 9/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., will acquire Thinkful, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, Inc, the leading student-first connected learning platform, will acquire Thinkful, an online learning platform that offers professional courses directly to students. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$774.52)
Chegg is the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg is the #1 provider of digital and physical textbook rental services. They allow students to rent or buy textbooks at competitive prices. The company also provides student services such as homework help, online tutoring, and more. "
target: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
7.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Trilogy Education Services, acquired The Firehose Project

synopsis: Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator, announced the acquisition of Firehose Project, an immersive online coding platform. The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers.
buyer: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity. "
target: The Firehose Project
The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers. Firehose helps clients become web developers with 1-on-1 mentorship, real-world projects, and career support that works around their busy schedule.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/16/2018 via Bloomberg

Adecco Group, acquired General Assembly

synopsis: Adecco Group, which recruits both permanent and temporary employees for large businesses, is buying the digital retraining firm General Assembly. General Assembly, based in New York, runs 20 facilities around the world where it teaches employees subjects such as web development, user experience design, digital marketing and more.
buyer: Adecco Group (SWX:ADEN:$24,242.24)
The Adecco Group is the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, transforming the world of work through talent and technology. Each year, The Adecco Group provides over 1 million people around the world with career opportunities, guidance and insights. "
target: General Assembly
General Assembly, which was founded in 2011 and is based in New York, runs 20 facilities around the world where it teaches employees subjects such as web development, user experience design, digital marketing and increasingly, data science and machine learning.
price ($mm)
$413
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Academia de Código, acquired Codeplace

synopsis: Academia de Código, a company in Portugal that teaches children and young unemployed people how to code, has acquired Codeplace, a company that helps people learn web development from scratch by having them build 4 online businesses. Their online platform features over 140 video lectures and helps users learn Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and more.
buyer: Academia de Código
Academia de Código is a company in Portugal that operates boot camps to teach children and young unemployed people how to code. Their students will experience the latest web and mobile software production techniques and accelerate their development skills by using the latest frameworks available. "
target: Codeplace
Codeplace helps people learn web development from scratch by having them build 4 online businesses in 3 months. Their online platform features over 140 video lectures and helps users learn Ruby on Rails, HTML & CSS, JavaScript, database architecture, and Bootstrap.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Thinkful, Inc., acquired Viking Code School and The Odin Project

synopsis: Thinkful, the school which provides 1-on-1 learning of web development and data science with industry experts, announced that it has acquired both the Viking Code School and The Odin Project, companies that offer online web development programs and training.
buyer: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science."
target: Viking Code School and The Odin Project
Viking Education runs an intensive online web development and job placement apprenticeship program which turns talented students from all backgrounds into world class web developers. The Odin Project is an open source online curriculum for learning web development.
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