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closed 3/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

UOL EdTech, acquired Passei Direto

synopsis: UOL EdTech, the largest edtech company in Brazil, has acquired Passei Direto, an online study platform in Brazil. Passei Direto connects university students with each other, enabling them to share study materials and ask each other questions. Their platform offers shared learning content from over 5 million students.
buyer: UOL EdTech
UOL EdTech is the largest edtech company in Brazil. UOL EdTech develops technology platforms and digital learning experiences for corporate education and educational institutions. Their learning management systems transform the way schools and companies teach and train. "
target: Passei Direto
Passei Direto is an online study platform in Brazil. Passei Direto connects university students with each other, enabling them to share study materials and ask each other questions. Their platform offers shared learning content from over 5 million students.
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closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Docsity, acquired Estudar Com Voce Ltda

synopsis: Estudar com Você, a Brazilian distance education startup focused on higher education, was bought by the Italian Docsity. Estudar com Você creates an awesome studying experience for college students to prepare for their exams and classes.
buyer: Docsity
Docsity is the website where Students find the contents and the study support they need in order to successfully pass their exams. Docsity's community of 1,300,000 registered students worldwide has shared more than 600,000 study documents and millions of questions and answers. "
target: Estudar Com Voce Ltda
Estudar com Você creates an awesome studying experience for college students to prepare for their exams and classes. Estudar provides quality content, such as video lessons and step-by-step solutions to exercises, through a user-friendly website.
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closed 4/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired PrepU

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired the adaptive learning technology that powers the PrepU quizzing tool for nursing and medical education. PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PrepU
PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences. The company offers test prep for college biology, nursing, and medical concentrations.
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closed 11/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Blueprint Test Preparation, LLC, acquired Rosh Review

synopsis: Blueprint Education, the premier high-stakes test prep provider in the U.S., has acquired Rosh Review, a leading provider of online exam preparation and continuing education solutions. Rosh Review provides educational content, online learning tools, and data analytics for medical students, physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners (NPs), and nurses.
buyer parent: New Harbor Capital
buyer: Blueprint Test Preparation, LLC
Blueprint is the premier high-stakes test preparation and training provider in the U.S., offering live and self-paced online courses, private tutoring, self-study materials, and application consulting services within the LSAT, MCAT, and medical training verticals. "
target: Rosh Review
Rosh Review is an industry-leading provider of online exam preparation and continuing education solutions. Rosh Review provides educational content, online learning tools, and data analytics for medical students, physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners (NPs), and nurses.
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closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired PrepLadder

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired PrepLadder, a postgraduate medical entrance exam preparation platform in India. PrepLadder offers high quality content and courses to help medical students pass their medical exams. The platform provides preparation material for exams such as NEET PG, AIIMS PG, NEET SS, and FMGE.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: PrepLadder
PrepLadder is a postgraduate medical entrance exam preparation platform in India. PrepLadder offers high quality content and courses to help medical students pass their medical exams. The platform provides preparation material for exams such as NEET PG, AIIMS PG, NEET SS, and FMGE.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Varsity Tutors, acquired Veritas Prep

synopsis: Varsity Tutors, the online learning platform that launched in 2007, has announced the acquisition of Veritas Prep. Veritas Prep launched in 2002 with a suite of test prep courses. Over the years, Veritas built out its online live classes as well as a business around admissions consulting.
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: Veritas Prep
Veritas Prep launched in 2002 with a suite of test prep courses. Over the years, Veritas built out its online live classes as well as a business around admissions consulting. Veritas Prep is a GMAT preparation center for students.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BusinessWire

ECS Learning Systems, Inc., acquired PrepWorks

synopsis: Asteria Education, Inc., DBA ECS Learning Systems, the leading Integrated Standards Prep™ company and developer of STAAR MASTER, announced the acquisition of Miami-based PREPWORKS, a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning.
buyer parent: Asteria Education, Inc.
buyer: ECS Learning Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®. From the beginning, their company mission has been to create quality, innovative K-12 resources that make teaching easier. "
target: PrepWorks
PREPWORKS is a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning. With a combination of intelligent software, courseware, and reporting, Prepworks is disrupting student achievement in secondary school and higher education to promote college and career readiness.
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closed 11/5/2012 via BusinessWire

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired CPAexcel

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of content and workflow solutions supporting research; professional development; and education, announced that it has acquired Efficient Learning Systems (ELS), Inc, an e-learning system provider in areas like professional finance and accounting.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. "
target: CPAexcel
Efficient Learning Systems, Inc. is a leader in computer-based exam review for students. As producers of CPAexcel CPA Exam Review, it produces online test preparation platforms that enrich the learning experience through the use of a unique presentation system.
price ($mm)
$24
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$7
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cancelled 6/26/2006 via Company Press Release

Facts On File News Service, cancelled an acquisition of Bridges Transitions, Inc.

synopsis: Bridges Transitions Inc. has received notification from Facts on File, Inc. that it is withdrawing its previously announced, unsolicited, non-binding, proposal to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Bridges. As a consequence, Bridges has ceased all discussions with Facts on File, Inc.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Facts On File News Service
Facts On File is recognized as one of the leading print and electronic publishers of general reference materials for the school and library markets. Its product formats include single and multi-volume books, online databases, loose-leaf binders and CD-ROMs. "
target: Bridges Transitions, Inc.
Bridges Transitions Inc. develops, markets and delivers comprehensive products and services that address a wide range of education needs. Our education and career planning products, online test preparation courses and professional development training services are used by schools.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

NeoStencil, acquired TestCafe

synopsis: NeoStencil India Pvt. Ltd, which runs an online IAS coaching platform, has acquired analytics-based testing portal TestCafe. Noida-based TestCafe, which caters to those preparing for MBA entrances, tracks and analyses students’ performance and generates actionable recommendations.
buyer: NeoStencil
NeoStencil India Pvt. Ltd runs an online IAS (Indian Administrative Service) coaching platform. NeoStencil provides live as well as recorded classes, test series and study material for civil services exams. "
target: TestCafe
Noida-based TestCafe, which caters to those preparing for MBA entrances, tracks and analyses students’ performance and generates actionable recommendations. The company was founded in 2016 by Anish Passi, an IIM Ahmedabad alumnus.
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closed 4/28/2020 via BusinessWire

UWorld, acquired Rxprep, Inc

synopsis: UWorld, the worldwide leader in online learning to prepare for high-stakes exams, has acquired RxPrep, a leading provider of online review courses for aspiring pharmacists studying for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examinations (NAPLEX®) and the Pharmacist Law Exams.
buyer: UWorld
UWorld is the worldwide leader in online learning to prepare for high-stakes exams. Whether students are preparing for the ACT, SAT, MCAT, NCLEX, USMLE, ABIM, or ABFM, UWorld ensures success by using active learning methods. "
target: Rxprep, Inc
Since 2001, RxPrep's pharmacy licensure reviews for the NAPLEX® and pharmacy law exams have been the preferred study material used by top pharmacy schools, the largest chain employers, and the majority of U.S. and foreign graduates.
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announced 1/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Aakash Educational Services Limited, will acquire Meritnation

synopsis: Aakash Educational Services Ltd, a leading educational institution in India, will acquire a 66% stake in Meritnation from Info Edge, India’s premier online classifieds company. Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for math, science and English.
buyer: Aakash Educational Services Limited
Aakash is a leading educational institution in India. Aakash provides comprehensive test preparatory services to students preparing for medical and engineering entrance exams, school/board exams, KVPY, NTSE, Olympiads and other Foundation level exams. "
target parent: Info Edge
target: Meritnation
Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for mathematics, science and English. They also offer online and offline test preparation modules for various undergraduate entrance examinations.
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closed 10/18/2010 via BusinessWire

Triumph Learning, acquired Educational Tools, Inc.

synopsis: Triumph Learning, the market leader in state-specific, standards-focused education material that supports student instruction, said that it has acquired Educational Tools, Inc., the developer of the industry leading iCORE digital curriculum product for state-aligned and Common Core standards instruction.
buyer parent: Haights Cross Communications, LLC
buyer: Triumph Learning
Triumph Learning, a subsidiary of Haights Cross Communications, is the market leader in state-specific, standards-focused education material that supports student instruction. The company’s mission is to assist teachers in their goal to raise student achievement. "
target: Educational Tools, Inc.
Educational Tools, Inc. is the creator and developer of iCORE, an industry leading digital curriculum tool for K-12 teachers nationwide. iCORE provides individualized instruction that is fully aligned to state specific standards for math, science, reading and social studies.
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closed 10/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired WiFiStudy

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired WiFiStudy, an online education and examination portal for students and job seekers in India. WiFiStudy provides online exam preparation material and sample tests for all major competitive exams. Their material covers SSC, banking, state police, railway, civil services and defence.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform. Unacademy offers over 2,400 online video lessons and specialized courses. The platform provides lessons and courses for test preparation, language, programming, job preparation, CBSE, engineering, Indian history, world history and more. "
target: WiFiStudy
Founded in 2013, WiFiStudy is an online education and examination portal for students and job seekers in India. WiFiStudy provides online exam preparation material and sample tests for all major competitive exams. Their material covers SSC, banking, state police, railway, civil services and defence.
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$10
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closed 5/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Link-Systems International, acquired ComFit Learning

synopsis: Link-Systems International, Inc., a market leader in integrated, technology-based solutions for educators, announced that, through its wholly owned subsidiary CF Learning, LLC, it has completed its acquisition of the Comfit™ online learning business from Comfit, LLC, a Connecticut-based education company.
buyer: Link-Systems International
Link-Systems International, Inc. (LSI) is a market-leading software company that helps academic institutions create effective digital solutions for teaching and learning. LSI has created several unique and powerful software platforms that facilitate the sharing of content over the Internet. "
target: ComFit Learning
ComFit Learning is an Internet-based education company that develops technology-supported instructional resources specifically designed to help educators reverse the increasingly worrisome trend of declining retention and graduation rates.
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closed 3/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Embibe, acquired 100 Marks

synopsis: Leading education portal to prepare for competitive entrance tests Embibe.com announced the take-over of 100Marks, a student guidance platform for Indian Institute of Information Technology Joint Entrance Examination and All India Engineering Entrance Examination.
buyer: Embibe
Embibe.com is the flagship brand of Mumbai based company - Individual Learning Pvt Ltd., an education analytics consumer tech start-up. Embibe is a leading education portal to prepare for competitive entrance tests in India. "
target: 100 Marks
100Marks is aiming to be one stop shop for education material online. 100Marks is a place where users can get access to free customized study plans and free preparation material for Indian Institute of Information Technology Joint Entrance Examination and All India Engineering Entrance Examination.
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closed 4/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Telegraph Media Group, acquired Gojimo

synopsis: The Telegraph Media Group (TMG), the publisher of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph newspapers, has acquired exam preparation and revision app Gojimo in a move to reach out to and further engage a younger audience. Available on iOS, Android and the web, Gojimo claims to be the UK’s number one exam preparation app.
buyer: Telegraph Media Group
Telegraph Media Group (TMG) is a multi-media news publisher of the world-renowned, agenda-setting content found in its titles: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Telegraph website and The Telegraph weekly world edition. "
target: Gojimo
Gojimo is the leading test prep app for students in the UK and US. Students can access textbooks, study guides, and quizzes from the world's lead educational publishers on their mobile device or tablet.
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announced 5/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Wiley, will acquire Knewton, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. a global leader in research and education, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Knewton, a provider of affordable courseware and adaptive learning technology. Knewton developed an advanced learning system demonstrated to deliver highly-personalized learning experiences that drive superior outcomes.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley's scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals and digital learning, certification, and student-lifecycle services and solutions help students, researchers, universities, and corporations to achieve their goals in an ever-changing world "
target: Knewton, Inc.
Knewton puts achievement within reach for everyone through adaptive learning technology and products that deliver personalized and lasting learning experiences. Alta is Knewton’s fully integrated, adaptive learning courseware.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Careers360, acquired EntranceCorner.com

synopsis: Delhi-based Pathfinder Publishing Pvt Ltd, the company behind Careers360, a career information portal for students, has acquired Delhi-based EntranceCorner.com. EntranceCorner, owned by Edukriti Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd, offers counselling, collaboration, resources and information on career options to students.
buyer: Careers360
Careers360 is a data-enabled and technology-driven Educational Products and Services Company. Careers360 seamlessly integrates millions of student and institutional data points to build sophisticated Prediction and Recommendation products for students to explore and achieve career plans. "
target: EntranceCorner.com
EntranceCorner.com started in April 2009, enables students to build an informed career through an integrated and seamless platform that offers Counselling, Collaboration, Resources and Information at different phases of student lifecycle.
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$1.00
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

M3.com, acquired Dailyrounds Inc.

synopsis: M3.com, Japan's largest portal site dedicated to healthcare professionals, has acquired a majority stake in DailyRounds, an Indian provider of mobile and web-based applications for doctors and medical students. DailyRounds offers a mobile app that allows users to share and learn clinical cases that will help them prepare for various examinations.
buyer: M3.com (TSE:2413:$1,015.17)
M3.com is Japan's largest portal site dedicated to healthcare professionals. M3.com provides the latest medical news, overseas journal article summaries, and medical resources. The portal offers information on clinical trials and other services in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. "
target: Dailyrounds Inc.
DailyRounds is an Indian provider of mobile and web-based applications for doctors and medical students. DailyRounds offers a mobile app that allows users to share and learn clinical cases. The cases presented will help users prepare for various examinations like USMLE, AIPGMEE, NEETPG, and more.
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closed 3/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

UOL EdTech, acquired Passei Direto

synopsis: UOL EdTech, the largest edtech company in Brazil, has acquired Passei Direto, an online study platform in Brazil. Passei Direto connects university students with each other, enabling them to share study materials and ask each other questions. Their platform offers shared learning content from over 5 million students.
buyer: UOL EdTech
UOL EdTech is the largest edtech company in Brazil. UOL EdTech develops technology platforms and digital learning experiences for corporate education and educational institutions. Their learning management systems transform the way schools and companies teach and train. "
target: Passei Direto
Passei Direto is an online study platform in Brazil. Passei Direto connects university students with each other, enabling them to share study materials and ask each other questions. Their platform offers shared learning content from over 5 million students.
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closed 3/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

UOL EdTech, acquired Passei Direto

synopsis: UOL EdTech, the largest edtech company in Brazil, has acquired Passei Direto, an online study platform in Brazil. Passei Direto connects university students with each other, enabling them to share study materials and ask each other questions. Their platform offers shared learning content from over 5 million students.
buyer: UOL EdTech
UOL EdTech is the largest edtech company in Brazil. UOL EdTech develops technology platforms and digital learning experiences for corporate education and educational institutions. Their learning management systems transform the way schools and companies teach and train. "
target: Passei Direto
Passei Direto is an online study platform in Brazil. Passei Direto connects university students with each other, enabling them to share study materials and ask each other questions. Their platform offers shared learning content from over 5 million students.
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closed 3/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

UOL EdTech, acquired Passei Direto

synopsis: UOL EdTech, the largest edtech company in Brazil, has acquired Passei Direto, an online study platform in Brazil. Passei Direto connects university students with each other, enabling them to share study materials and ask each other questions. Their platform offers shared learning content from over 5 million students.
buyer: UOL EdTech
UOL EdTech is the largest edtech company in Brazil. UOL EdTech develops technology platforms and digital learning experiences for corporate education and educational institutions. Their learning management systems transform the way schools and companies teach and train. "
target: Passei Direto
Passei Direto is an online study platform in Brazil. Passei Direto connects university students with each other, enabling them to share study materials and ask each other questions. Their platform offers shared learning content from over 5 million students.
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closed 11/2/2021 via GlobeNewswire

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired Onefile

synopsis: Harris has acquired Onefile Limited, a UK-based apprenticeship and learning software provider. They are a market-leading provider of learning and development software to support the delivery of apprenticeships and qualifications training through its ePortfolio and learning management (LMS) platform.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: N. Harris Computer Corporation
Harris is a global vertical market software provider and acquirer. Through acquisitions, Harris has grown extensively from its roots in the utilities, local government, education, and healthcare verticals to operate over 150 businesses globally across more than 20 industries. "
target: Onefile
Onefile Limited is a UK-based apprenticeship and learning software provider. They are a market-leading provider of learning and development software to support the delivery of apprenticeships and qualifications training through its ePortfolio and learning management (LMS) platform.
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announced 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Marlowe plc, will acquire EssentialSkillz

synopsis: Marlowe Plc has entered into a binding agreement to acquire EssentialSkillz Limited. Incorporated in 2001, EssentialSkillz is a leading provider of eLearning course and compliance software. The EssentialSkillz compliance and training platform enables organisations to engage their employees in all compliance areas.
buyer: Marlowe plc (MRL.L:$264.30)
Marlowe is the UK leader in specialist services which assure safety and regulatory compliance. The company was formed to create sustainable shareholder value through the acquisition and development of businesses that provide regulated safety and compliance services. "
target: EssentialSkillz
EssentialSkillz is a leading provider of eLearning course and compliance software. The EssentialSkillz compliance and training platform enables organisations to engage their employees in all compliance areas.
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$34
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closed 10/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Dictionary.com, acquired Skillo

synopsis: Dictionary.com has acquired Skillo, an online platform that provides modern and intuitive training and coaching tools to clients. By integrating Skillo with Dictionary.com, educators will be able to use, create, and share such educational materials as interactive lesson plans, activities, templates, and more for both remote and in-person learning.
buyer parent: Quicken Loans Inc.
buyer: Dictionary.com
Dictionary.com is the world's leading online source for definitions, word origins, and a whole lot more. With virtual tutoring, educational word lists and flashcards, and engaging word games driven by the Dictionary Academy, Dictionary.com opens the door to learning for millions of people. "
target: Skillo
Skillo is a content sharing platform corporations can use for teaching and learning. Skillo builds dynamic online training courses and provides insight with in-depth reporting tools, enabling clients to train their audiences seamlessly and effectively.
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closed 9/21/2021 via PR Newswire

Liquid Web, acquired LearnDash

synopsis: Liquid Web Family of Brands, a market leader in managed hosting, digital commerce cloud, and WordPress solutions to small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has acquired LearnDash, the leading learning management system (LMS) plugin for WordPress. LearnDash will join the Liquid Web Family under the StellarWP brand.
buyer parent: Madison Dearborn Partners
buyer: Liquid Web
Liquid Web Family of Brands delivers software, solutions, and managed services for mission-critical sites, stores, and applications to SMBs and the designers, developers, and agencies who create for them. Liquid Web Family of Brands is comprised of Liquid Web, Nexcess, and StellarWP. "
target: LearnDash
LearnDash is a flexible learning management system (LMS) created by e-learning experts. More than just a plugin, LearnDash is trusted to power the learning programs for major universities, small to midsize companies, startups, entrepreneurs, and bloggers worldwide.
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closed 9/9/2021 via Company Press Release

Cambridge University Press, acquired CogBooks Ltd.

synopsis: Cambridge University Press & Assessment has acquired CogBooks, the pioneering online learning technology company and leader in adaptive courseware, as it looks to help shape the future of education in an increasingly digital, post-COVID world.
buyer parent: University of Cambridge
buyer: Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press & Assessment is a department of the University of Cambridge. It is both a global academic and educational publisher as well as a leading provider of educational assessments. "
target: CogBooks Ltd.
CogBooks is an adaptive web-based learning platform that provides on-line and blended solutions for a range of learning and performance support needs. Its unique learning delivery tools help to reduce learning times and improve outcomes. They link directly to existing Learning Management Systems.
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closed 8/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Riverside Company, acquired Corporate Visions, Inc.

synopsis: Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising lower midmarket companies, has sold Corporate Visions Inc, a US sales and marketing enablement company, to The Riverside Company, a global private equity firm focused on investing in growing businesses.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on investing in growing businesses valued at up to $400 million. Since its founding, Riverside has made more than 650 investments. The firm's international private equity and structured capital portfolios include more than 110 companies. "
target parent: Sentinel Capital Partners
target: Corporate Visions, Inc.
Corporate Visions is a leading marketing, sales and customer success messaging, content, and skills training company. Global B2B companies come to Corporate Visions when they want to improve Marketing, Sales and Customer Success performance.
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closed 8/16/2021 via BusinessWire

Seismic, acquired Lesson.ly

synopsis: Seismic, the global leader in sales enablement, announced it has acquired Lessonly, the training, coaching, and enablement solution, to deliver the world’s most powerful and comprehensive sales enablement platform.
buyer: Seismic
Seismic is the global leader in enablement, helping make sales teams better by becoming more productive and engaging with buyers in a compelling way. Seismic’s platform provides continuous guidance to improve behavior, content, and skills to win more deals and deliver better experiences. "
target: Lesson.ly
Lessonly is a powerfully simple training, coaching, and enablement solution that helps teams ramp faster, deliver effective feedback, and continuously improve. Lessonly is currently empowering nearly four million learners at more than 1,200 leading companies including Scholastic and Jostens.
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closed 8/11/2021 via BNC Analysis

Whatfix, acquired Nittio Solutions Private Limited

synopsis: Software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based digital adoption platform, Whatfix acquired learning management system Nittio Learn. Nittio Learn is the best mobile-friendly learning management system for distributed workforces. Nittio Learn's toolset, includes additional content options, assessment capabilities, and training course allocation.
buyer: Whatfix
Whatfix is a leading digital adoption platform that helps companies provide intuitive onboarding, and effective training and support. Whatfix’s contextual and personalized in-app content drives-up user productivity and engagement. "
target: Nittio Solutions Private Limited
Nittio Learn is a learning management system based in India. Nittio Learn is the best mobile-friendly learning management system for distributed workforces. Nittio Learn's toolset, includes additional content options, assessment capabilities, and training course allocation.
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announced 8/6/2021 via BusinessWire

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., will acquire Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.

synopsis: Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., a global leader in talent management software, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., a leading private equity firm.
buyer: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is a leading private investment firm. With a sector-focused approach, the firm seeks to partner with world-class management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from Clearlake’s operational improvement approach. "
target: Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. (CSOD:$830.04)
Cornerstone is the world’s leading people development company. The company's development solutions include comprehensive recruiting, personalized learning, modern content delivered in the flow of work, development-driven performance management, and holistic workforce data management and insights.
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$830
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$193
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closed 6/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

MRCC Group, acquired G-Cube

synopsis: US-headquartered MRCC Group has announced acquisition of digital learning firm G-Cube in what it claims is the largest transaction in the corporate learning space in India. India-based G-Cube provides learning management solutions to enterprises across industries, including companies like Lufthansa, Yamaha and Mercedes Benz.
buyer: MRCC Group
Founded in 1996 MRCC is an accredited IT solutions company that has dedicated over 24 glorious years to supporting clients and partners across the global spectrum. They offer a vast suite of services under Learning, Publishing, Technology, and IT Staffing. "
target: G-Cube
India-based G-Cube provides learning management solutions to enterprises across industries, including companies like Lufthansa, Yamaha and Mercedes Benz. G-Cube’s award winning G-Cube LMS is offered as three variants – G-Cube Enterprise, G-Cube Extended and G-Cube Mobile App.
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closed 6/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired LearningPool

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners has acquired a controlling stake in Derry-based Learning Pool. Learning Pool is Northern Ireland’s largest e-learning company and provides a hosted online-learning management system that allows training to be published, tracked and reported.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $7.5 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: LearningPool
Learning Pool is Northern Ireland’s largest e-learning company. Learning Pool provides a hosted online-learning management system that allows training to be published, tracked and reported. Their library of online content catalogues can be tailored to individual customer training requirements.
price ($mm)
$212
rev ($mm)
$22
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
9.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

BoxPhish Ltd, acquired Purplephish

synopsis: Boxphish, a Leeds-based leading cyber awareness and training company, has acquired competitor Purplephish. Headquartered in Manchester, Purplephish is a cybersecurity company that provides training and insights to over 100,000 end-users in over 50 mid-market and enterprise clients.
buyer: BoxPhish Ltd
Based in the UK, Boxphish is a leading player in the Cyber Awareness Market, delivering thousands of simulations and education journeys every month. The company provides a SaaS-based automated solution that covers phishing simulations, training resources and modules, reporting & analytics, and more."
target: Purplephish
Based in the UK, Purplephish empowers users to prevent cyber attacks via security awareness training and real-world phishing simulations. The company provides training and insights to over 100,000 end-users in over 50 mid-market and enterprise clients.
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announced 4/21/2021 via PR Newswire

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, will acquire Absorb Software

synopsis: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe will acquire Absorb Software, recognized globally as one of the fastest growing, industry-leading providers of cloud-based learning and performance management software to businesses, higher education, government, and non-profit agencies around the world.
buyer: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Founded in 1979, WCAS is a leading U.S. private equity firm focused on two target industries: technology and healthcare. WCAS has deep experience in acquiring founder-led businesses and corporate carve-outs. The firm has raised and managed funds totaling over $27 billion of committed capital. "
target parent: Silversmith Capital Partners
target: Absorb Software
Absorb Software is a learning technology company based in Canada. Absorb offers both Absorb Infuse, a Learning Experience Platform, and Absorb LMS, a Learning Management System for businesses, higher education, government, and non-profit agencies.
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Access Group, acquired CPL Learning

synopsis: CPL Learning, a employee education company that works closely with clients, has announced that it has been acquired by business management software provider The Access Group, with a portfolio, of solutions including ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, recruitment, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation, manufacturing, and more.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Access Group
Access is a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market. Their portfolio of solutions includes ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, recruitment, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation, manufacturing, and more. "
target: CPL Learning
CPL Learning, based in the United Kingdom, is a employee education company that works closely with clients, using collaborative and innovative methods to meet and exceed their learning and team engagement needs.
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closed 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Ramboll Group A/S, acquired Incept Sustainability

synopsis: Ramboll, a global engineering, architecture and consultancy company, has acquired Incept Sustainability, an e-learning and company analytics platform in Denamrk. Incept Sustainability is an interactive e-learning platform that allows all employees to educate themselves around sustainability.
buyer: Ramboll Group A/S
Ramboll is a global engineering, architecture and consultancy company. Their 16,000 experts create sustainable solutions across Buildings; Transport; Water; Environment & Health; Architecture, Landscape & Urbanism; Energy and Management Consulting. "
target: Incept Sustainability
Incept Sustainability is an e-learning and company analytics platform in Denamrk. Incept Sustainability is an interactive e-learning platform that allows all employees to educate themselves around sustainability. Their SaaS solution enables companies to incept sustainability in their organisation.
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closed 3/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Symphony Technology Group, acquired CommPartners

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group (STG), a leading Palo Alto-based private equity firm focused on investing in the software, data analytics and software-enabled technology services sectors, has acquired CommPartners, a Columbia, Maryland-based learning management system (LMS) and virtual events company primarily serving the association market.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is the private equity partner to market leading companies in data, software, and analytics. The firm brings expertise, flexibility, and resources to build strategic value and unlock the potential of innovative companies. "
target: CommPartners
CommPartners helps organizations conceive, develop and fulfill their education strategy. CommPartners provides a wide range of online education services including curriculum design, instructional design, webinars, webcasts, livestream programs and virtual conferences.
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closed 3/19/2021 via BusinessWire

eLearning Brothers, acquired The Game Agency

synopsis: Learning solutions company eLearning Brothers has acquired The Game Agency, solidifying the eLearning Brothers’ position as a one-stop-shop for online learning. The Game Agency creates micro-training games and immersive simulations designed to reinforce educational content, assess learner comprehension, and increase knowledge retention.
buyer: eLearning Brothers
eLearning Brothers is a leader in corporate learning technology and custom training development solutions. Its suite of integrated training development and delivery tools includes Lectora, a course authoring tool, CenarioVR for creating VR experiences, and the eLearning Brother’s Asset Library. "
target: The Game Agency
The Game Agency creates micro-training games and immersive simulations designed to reinforce educational content, assess learner comprehension, and increase knowledge retention. Their game authoring tool, The Training Arcade, has a library of 9 training games that can be customized with any content.
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closed 3/17/2021 via PR Web

Axonify, acquired mLevel

synopsis: Canada-based Axonify, a leader in frontline employee training, has acquired MLevel, a data-driven digital learning platform. The strategic combination will unite the two leaders and will bring to their collective customers the significant benefits of their complementary capabilities to drive the future of modern learning.
buyer: Axonify
Based in Canada, Axonify is a leader in frontline employee training. Axonify focuses on frontline training that delivers personalized, bite-sized bursts of learning right in the flow of work, for just a few minutes a day. "
target: mLevel
MLevel is a digital learning platform that allows enterprise clients to deliver a 360° learning experience. The MLevel platform is underpinned by adaptive learning technology and reinforced by the Three Pillars of Learning, enabling clients to ensure continuous learning and achieve content mastery.
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closed 3/4/2021 via PR Newswire

KnowBe4, acquired MediaPro

synopsis: KnowBe4, a provider of the leading security awareness platform, has acquired MediaPRO, a security and privacy training solutions company. The acquisition enables KnowBe4 to provide its customers with an abundance of engaging privacy and compliance training content that will benefit their organizations.
buyer: KnowBe4 (KNBE:$207.12)
KnowBe4, provider of the leading security awareness platform. KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud, and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. "
target parent: Frontier Growth
target: MediaPro
MediaPRO is a security and privacy training solutions company. The company offers engaging, flexible, out-of-the-box training courses that are used by organizations of all sizes to protect sensitive data, demonstrate compliance, and reduce the risk to their reputation and bottom line.
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$38 [$36]
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