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closed 5/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Impartus Innovations

synopsis: upGrad, the ed tech platform offering online course content, lectures and test material for college and university level students, has announced that it has acquired Impartus, the learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Impartus Innovations
Bengaluru-based Impartus is a learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials. Impartus' flagship product is a video-based learning platform that enables institutions to capture, edit, and distribute content.
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closed 4/15/2014 via BusinessWire

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Metapress

synopsis: Atypon Systems, Inc. has acquired the Metapress business from EBSCO Online, Inc., which has made the decision to discontinue the Metapress platform. Metapress offers comprehensive web publishing solutions for publishers of scholarly journals and electronic books. Current Metapress clients will be transitioned to Atypon’s Literatum platform.
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon delivers innovative solutions that revolutionize the way publishers and media organizations do business. Literatum, Atypon's flagship SaaS ePublishing platform, provides all of the functionality that professional and scholarly publishers need to compete in the digital world. "
target parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
target: Metapress
Metapress has been a leader in hosting Science/Technical/Medical content since the beginning of the transition from print to electronic format. They have established a reputation for disseminating scholarly information on the Web and hosting highly ranked journals and e-books in many disciplines.
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announced 4/15/2021 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire VitalSource Technologies LLC

synopsis: Ingram Content Group has signed a definitive agreement to sell VitalSource Technologies LLC, the leading education technology solutions provider, to Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology businesses.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $24 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies. "
target parent: Ingram Industries
target: VitalSource Technologies LLC
VitalSource is the leading education technology solutions provider committed to helping partners create, deliver, and distribute affordable, accessible, and impactful learning experiences worldwide.
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closed 7/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Ingram Digital Ventures, acquired Vital Source Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Ingram Industries Inc. announced it has completed the acquisition of Vital Source Technologies, Inc., a leading and trusted provider of digital content delivery solutions in education and professional learning environments.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: Ingram Digital Ventures
Ingram Digital Ventures, an operating group of Ingram Industries Inc., is headquartered in LaVergne, Tennessee. "
target: Vital Source Technologies Inc.
Founded in 1994, VitalSource has emerged as the leader in educational content delivery in such sectors as dental, nursing and law. Students and faculty acquire content in the company's VitalBook(TM) file format through a variety of channels using the VitalSource "Bookshelf" application.
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closed 7/1/2020 via BusinessWire

MPS Limited, acquired HighWire Press

synopsis: MPS Limited, a leading provider of content, learning, and platform solutions, has completed the acquisition of HighWire Press, a US company that provides digital content development and hosting services to ~140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications.
buyer: MPS Limited (BSE:532440:$44.34)
MPS provides platform, learning, and content solutions and is a global partner to the world’s leading enterprises, publishers, learning companies, and content aggregators. "
target parent: Accel-KKR
target: HighWire Press
HighWire is a US company that provides digital content development and hosting services to ~140 influential societies, university presses and independent publishers that produce journals, books, and other scholarly publications. It was founded by Stanford University Libraries in 1995.
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closed 12/14/2016 via Company Press Release

HighWire Press, acquired Semantico Ltd.

synopsis: Scholarly publishing company HighWire Press announced its acquisition of Semantico, a privately held provider of technology and services for the scholarly publishing market. Semantico's mission is to be the partner of choice in helping clients realise the full potential of internet technologies for delivering digital information services.
buyer parent: Accel-KKR
buyer: HighWire Press
HighWire Press delivers technology solutions to leading publishers that disseminate scholarly research worldwide. HighWire provides strategic consulting, professional services and innovative open platform technologies. "
target: Semantico Ltd.
Semantico is an innovative and market-leading digital publishing solutions company. They provide a range of services and technologies including: consultancy, publishing platform design and build, ebook system development, digital marketing, access and identity management, support and hosting.
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closed 11/10/2016 via PE Hub

Authorea, acquired The Winnower

synopsis: Authorea, the online collaborative platform for researchers, announced it has acquired The Winnower, a pioneering research publisher that offers advanced publishing tools to individual authors. With the acquisition, Authorea enhances the foremost online platform for researchers to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish all in one place.
buyer: Authorea
Authorea is the place to write scientific, academic, and technical documents in collaboration. Authorea is a digital collaboration platform that encourages more immediate knowledge-sharing in the scientific research community. "
target: The Winnower
The Winnower Inc. operates an open access online scholarly publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. Its platform allows users to publish research, essays, peer reviews, and more.
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closed 3/11/2021 via PR Newswire

ETS Strategic Capital, acquired Vericant

synopsis: ETS Strategic Capital, a unit within ETS focused on growing its educational business and advancing the organization's strategic mission impact, has acquired Vericant. Headquartered in China, Vericant helps admissions officers better evaluate their candidates through 1:1 video interviews and other assessment tools.
buyer parent: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
buyer: ETS Strategic Capital
ETS Strategic Capital is the private equity investment and M&A execution arm for ETS, its subsidiaries, and its partners, sourcing transactions within the domestic United States and internationally. The unit advances ETS through equity investments, growth partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions. "
target: Vericant
Based in China, Vericant is transforming the face of international admissions and assessment. Vericant helps institutions by providing identify qualified applicants through 3rd-party verified video interviews, spoken English evaluation, proctored writing samples, and ID checks.
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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Newswire

PressReader, acquired Evident Point Software Corp

synopsis: Canada-based PressReader has acquired Evident Point Software Group. Headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Evident Point is a leading provider of eBook software, providing custom professional digital publishing solutions. With the acquisition, PressReader gains a company at the forefront of the on-screen reading experience.
buyer: PressReader
Headquartered in Canada, PressReader is on a mission to improve the way people discover stories that matter. The company provides an all-you-can-read platform of more than 7,500 newspapers and magazines where people can discover relevant and trusted content from anywhere in the world. "
target parent: LANIT JSC
target: Evident Point Software Corp
Based in Canada, Evident Point is a leading provider of eBook software worldwide, providing custom professional digital publishing solutions. The company works with clients to build eLearning and eBook applications and solutions for publishers, software companies, and educational institutions.
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closed 11/18/2011 via BNC Analysis

LANIT JSC, acquired Evident Point Software Corp

synopsis: Canadian e-book software and firmware provider Evident Point has been acquired by LANIT, a major Russian company providing a diversified range of systems integration and other IT services. Neither the terms of the transaction nor general future plans of the two companies were disclosed.
buyer: LANIT JSC
LANIT JSU is the leading russian CIS multidisciplinary group of IT companies. The group companies offer a full range of IT services, whose number is steadily increasing due to development of advanced and popular technologies and solutions. "
target: Evident Point Software Corp
Evident Point was established in 1995 with the vision of delivering quality software engineering services to major industry players. Evident Point's track record includes many successful projects for Apple, Microsoft, Netronix, Netscape and other industry leading software and hardware vendors.
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closed 9/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Aries Systems Corp.

synopsis: Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, announced it has acquired Aries Systems, a leader in scientific publication workflow solutions headquartered outside Boston, MA. Aries' offerings are used for manuscript submission, peer review, production tracking and eCommerce.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target: Aries Systems Corp.
Aries Systems transforms the way scholarly publishers bring high-value content to the world. The company’s innovative and forward-looking workflow solutions manage the complexities of modern print and electronic publishing.
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closed 10/1/2010 via PR Newswire

The Access Network Company, acquired College Media Network

synopsis: The Access Network Company announced that it will take over operations of College Media Network. College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million people.
buyer: The Access Network Company
The Access Network(SM) is the premier online city guide content management software platform for premium brands, publishers, and local merchants. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: College Media Network
College Media Network is the provider of the most widely used online content management software platform for college newspapers, encompassing more than 600 websites nationwide and providing daily online content to over 5 million unique college students and alumni each month.
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closed 9/1/2010 via PR Newswire

Hyland Software, Inc., acquired Hershey Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Hyland Software has purchased privately held Hershey Systems, a provider of Web-based ECM solutions focused primarily on the higher education market. The acquistion makes Hyland one of the largest enterprise content management (ECM) software suite vendors in the higher education market.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Hyland Software, Inc.
Hyland Software is the developer of OnBase. An award-winning suite of document management and content management solutions, OnBase has a proven record of solving problems resulting from time consuming, costly and error plagued manual tasks. "
target: Hershey Systems, Inc.
Hershey Systems is a software company that provides innovative solutions to more than 200 higher education institutions around the world. Hershey provides a comprehensive range of solutions for the higher education market focused on student success and operational excellence.
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closed 7/14/2021 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired SchoolPointe, Inc.

synopsis: Finalsite, a global leader in school website and digital communications tools, and majority owned by Bridge Growth Partners, announced it has acquired SchoolPointe, a leading K-12 public school website and mobile app provider. Since 2002, SchoolPointe has been providing world class website and digital communications technology solutions.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite is the preferred website, communications, and marketing platform of 6,000+ schools and universities in 108 countries around the world. Finalsite's products and services transform how schools engage with community members, recruit students and staff, and fundraise. "
target: SchoolPointe, Inc.
Since 2002, SchoolPointe has been providing world class website and digital communications technology solutions to K-12 public schools across the U.S. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, SchoolPointe’s mission is to empower schools through innovation.
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closed 1/31/2018 via PR Web

Brainly, acquired Bask Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Brainly, the world’s largest peer-to-peer learning platform for students, has acquired Bask, a video learning platform that helps students visually learn and collaborate online. The platform enables short teacher-produced video content to easily be integrated into an array of learning management systems.
buyer: Brainly
Brainly is the place to learn, for students, by students. The world's largest social learning community, Brainly.com and the Brainly app bring high school and middle school students together to make learning outside the classroom highly engaging, effective and rewarding. "
target: Bask Technologies Inc.
Bask is a video learning platform that enables short teacher-produced video content to easily be integrated into an array of learning management systems. The platform allows students to ask questions and receive bite-sized responses from their instructors.
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closed 3/21/2012 via Company Press Release

Perceptive Software, Inc., acquired Nolij Corporation

synopsis: Perceptive Software, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise content management software, has acquired Nolij Corporation, a prominent provider of Web-based imaging, document management and workflow solutions for the higher education market.
buyer parent: Lexmark International, Inc.
buyer: Perceptive Software, Inc.
Perceptive Software, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise content management software that helps organizations easily manage the entire lifecycle of their documents and content, simplifying their business processes, and fueling greater operational efficiency. "
target: Nolij Corporation
Nolij Corporation is the leading provider of higher education focused document imaging and workflow solutions and is the recognized leader in providing data integration middle-ware technology to the higher education customer.
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closed 12/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired YouVisit

synopsis: Education firm EAB has acquired YouVisit, the leading provider of virtual tour and interactive web content for higher education. The addition of YouVisit’s technology platform, together with its expertise in immersive content creation, further enhances EAB’s ability to help colleges and universities find, engage, and enroll new students.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
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 1,500 institutions. "
target: YouVisit
YouVisit is the leading provider of virtual tour and interactive web content for higher education. YouVisit’s patented technology platform layers 360-degree photos and videos with other media types to create highly immersive web experiences.
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closed 9/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Workday, Inc., acquired MediaCore Inc.

synopsis: MediaCore, a cloud-based educational video platform company, has been acquired by Workday, a 10-year-old company that offers cloud-based software to manage finance and human resources. MediaCore’s products provide secure, customized video-platform services to universities and tools to manage and catalogue content for easy access to students.
buyer: Workday, Inc. (WDAY:$4,894.34)
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. "
target: MediaCore Inc.
MediaCore's platform puts powerful video learning and sharing tools into the hands of every student and professor — empowering them to easily capture, manage and share video privately and securely across all mobile and desktop platforms.
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closed 3/23/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Transnetyx, Inc., acquired a-tune software AG

synopsis: Transnetyx, a global leader in outsourced genetic services, announced the acquisition of a-tune, a best-in-class software for animal research and compliance. German-based a-tune is a software development company focused on vivarium data solutions to support research-driven organizations' data and compliance management needs.
buyer: Transnetyx, Inc.
Memphis-based Transnetyx is a research support company dedicated to serving research by removing redundant, yet necessary tests conducted in genetic research. Transnetyx's mission is to provide faster, more accurate and more affordable methods to help support responsible, reproducible research. "
target: a-tune software AG
German-based a-tune is a software development company focused on vivarium data solutions to support research-driven organizations' data and compliance management needs. a-tune has helps academia, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, and material science organizations ensure compliance.
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Atypon Systems, Inc., acquired Authorea

synopsis: Authorea has joined Atypon, the leading online scholarly publishing technology company. Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
buyer parent: Wiley
buyer: Atypon Systems, Inc.
Atypon develops software essential to the success of online publishers. The company’s user-oriented approach to product development gives publishers automated and easy-to-use tools for presenting, marketing, and selling their content. "
target: Authorea
Authorea is the leading platform to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish. They're improving how researchers work and make breakthrough discoveries by tackling one of the most important parts of the research cycle: communication.
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closed 5/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Impartus Innovations

synopsis: upGrad, the ed tech platform offering online course content, lectures and test material for college and university level students, has announced that it has acquired Impartus, the learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Impartus Innovations
Bengaluru-based Impartus is a learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials. Impartus' flagship product is a video-based learning platform that enables institutions to capture, edit, and distribute content.
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closed 8/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Exampur

synopsis: upGrad, an online higher education platform in India, has acquired Exampur, one of the largest edtech platforms in India. Exampur is India's best exam preparation app for several competitive examinations. Their online and mobile platform offers live classes, mock tests, and courses for SSC, teaching exams, banking exams, railway exams, and more.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Exampur
Exampur is one of the largest edtech platforms in India. Exampur is India's best exam preparation app for several competitive examinations. Their online and mobile platform offers live classes, mock tests, and courses for SSC, teaching exams, banking exams, railway exams, state exams, and more.
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closed 7/22/2022 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Harappa Learning Private Limited

synopsis: UpGrad, an online higher education platform in India, has acquired Harappa Education from Bodhi Tree Systems, an Asian investor focused on consumer technology. Harappa is an online learning platform in India. They offer courses and programs that drive transformative career success.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target parent: Bodhi Tree Systems
target: Harappa Learning Private Limited
Harappa Education Pvt. Ltd. is an Indian online learning startup. Harappa, founded by Sinha and Shreyasi Singh in 2018, has a curriculum of at least 25 skills, which it delivers through an online-first approach. Its services address core gaps in education systems.
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closed 7/14/2022 via BNC Analysis

upGrad Rekrut, acquired WOLVES India

synopsis: upGrad Rekrut, a 100% subsidiary of edtech unicorn upGrad has acquired WOLVES India, a recruitment and staffing company. Founded in 2015, WOLVES India helps with talent recruitment across tech startups in the country, along with multiple mid and large organizations in India and abroad.
buyer parent: UpGrad
buyer: upGrad Rekrut
Rekrut is a recruitment and staffing firm in India. Rekrut helps organizations in building their human capital with their deep expertise, pioneering products, extensive network and patented technology. They offer recruitment process outsourcing, recruiter on demand and leadership hiring solutions. "
target: WOLVES India
Founded in 2015, WOLVES India helps with talent recruitment across tech startups in the country, along with multiple mid and large organizations in India and abroad. The company claims to have closed more than 5,000 placements in tech and product roles.
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closed 5/2/2022 via BusinessWire

UpGrad, acquired INSOFE

synopsis: upGrad, an online higher education platform in India, has acquired INSOFE, Asia’s 1st Data Science education institute with 7 international academic tie-ups offering full-time dual specialization master’s degrees with post-study work permit opportunities in Canada, France, the USA, and the UK.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: INSOFE
INSOFE is Asia’s 1st Data Science education institute with 7 international academic tie-ups offering full-time dual specialization master’s degrees with post-study work permit opportunities in Canada, France, the USA, and the UK.
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closed 4/7/2022 via BusinessWire

UpGrad, acquired Talentedge

synopsis: upGrad, Asia’s largest online higher education company, has acquired Talentedge, one of India's largest online higher education companies. Talentedge offer courses jointly with world-leading institutes. Their platform provides live and interactive courses for a variety of subjects, including analytics, digital marketing, IT, HR, finance, and more.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Talentedge
Talentedge is one of India's largest online higher education companies. Talentedge offer courses jointly with world-leading institutes and corporates. Their platform provides live and interactive courses for a variety of subjects, including analytics, digital marketing, IT, HR, finance, and more.
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announced 11/29/2021 via BusinessWire

UpGrad, will acquire Global Study Partners

synopsis: upGrad, Asia’s integrated higher edtech leader, will acquire Global Study Partners (GSP), Australia's largest study abroad company. Founded in 2015 and headquartered in Sydney, Global Study Partners (GSP) boasts of an extensive institution network of over 600, with a focus on countries including, Australia, the UK, Canada, and the US.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Global Study Partners
Global Study Partners (GSP) is a leading B2B global EdTech marketplace for international student enrolments that works with 600+ Universities and Higher Education Institutes across the globe. Headquartered in Sydney, Global Study Partners (GSP) boasts of an extensive institution network.
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closed 8/4/2021 via GlobeNewswire

UpGrad, acquired KnowledgeHut

synopsis: Global online higher education provider upGrad has acquired KnowledgeHut, a global EdTech company. Founded in 2011, KnowledgeHut is aimed at equipping the global workforce with the skills of the future through outcome-based immersive learning. With this acquisition, upGrad will have access to KnowledgeHut’s global student pool of 250,000.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: KnowledgeHut
KnowledgeHut is a global ed-tech company. Leveraging an immersive learning experience platform, KnowledgeHut is fundamentally disrupting the way tech is learnt and empowering enterprises with a scalable tech-driven solution to align role-based skill requirements with desired business outcomes.
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closed 5/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Impartus Innovations

synopsis: upGrad, the ed tech platform offering online course content, lectures and test material for college and university level students, has announced that it has acquired Impartus, the learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Impartus Innovations
Bengaluru-based Impartus is a learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials. Impartus' flagship product is a video-based learning platform that enables institutions to capture, edit, and distribute content.
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closed 12/16/2020 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Rekrut

synopsis: UpGrad, an online higher education platform in India, has acquired Rekrut, a recruitment and staffing firm in India. Rekrut helps organizations in building their human capital with their deep expertise, extensive network and patented technology. They offer recruitment process outsourcing, recruiter on demand and leadership hiring solutions.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Rekrut
Rekrut is a recruitment and staffing firm in India. Rekrut helps organizations in building their human capital with their deep expertise, pioneering products, extensive network and patented technology. They offer recruitment process outsourcing, recruiter on demand and leadership hiring solutions.
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closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired THE Gate Academy

synopsis: Edtech start-up upGrad has made its entry into the test preparation market by acquiring The Gate Academy (TGA). Bengaluru-based TGA is one of India’s leading coaching institutes with 57 centers across India and 76 million video hours consumed by its almost 2 lakh enrolled learners for GATE and other entrance tests.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: THE Gate Academy
THE GATE ACADEMY is a premier GATE coaching institute with 50+ centers across India. They are one of the first education institutes in India which leverages technology extensively to provide quality GATE coaching to students.
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closed 7/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired CohortPlus

synopsis: upGrad, an online higher education platform, has acqui-hired CohortPlus, an online community for product managers and data science enthusiasts. CohortPlus enables members to post questions and get various perspectives from industry professionals. They can also seek assistance for job interviews on the platform.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: CohortPlus
CohortPlus is an online community for product managers and data science enthusiasts. CohortPlus enables members to post questions and get various perspectives from industry professionals. They can also seek assistance for job interviews on the platform.
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closed 10/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired AcadView

synopsis: Online education startup UpGrad has acquired India-based job skilling platform Acadview Software Pvt. Ltd. Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: AcadView
Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
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closed 10/19/2016 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Pyoopil Education Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Education-technology startup UpGrad has acqui-hired Pyoopil Education Technologies Pvt. Ltd, marking its entry into the corporate training space, it said in a statement. Delhi-based Pyoopil offers a mobile-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) product that is used by corporates to deploy online training programmes for their employees.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: Pyoopil Education Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Pyoopil, founded in 2013 by Harsh Mani Tripathi, Ankan Adhikari and Aaron Basaiawmoit, is a learning product with elements of peer engagement and mentorship built in. Users can create content or choose relevant content from already existing resources.
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closed 5/20/2015 via Company Press Release

Digital Vidya, acquired Digital Academy India Private Limited

synopsis: Digital Vidya, Asia’s leading digital marketing training company, announced the acquisition of Digital Academy India, a leading Indian digital marketing education firm. Digital Academy is an initiative to educate Indian students and professionals for career competitiveness in the Internet Economy.
buyer: Digital Vidya
Digital Vidya is Asia’s leading Digital Marketing training company and the first to launch Social Media Marketing Workshop Series in India. They also offer customized Social Media/Digital Marketing Workshops for corporations. "
target: Digital Academy India Private Limited
Digital Academy is an initiative to educate Indian students and professionals for career competitiveness in the Internet Economy. Their foundation is built on commitment towards developing and delivering industry focused Digital Marketing training programs.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Magalu, acquired ComSchool

synopsis: Magazine Luiza (Magalu) announced the purchase of the ComSchool course platform, seeking to expand and strengthen the business capacity of the 32 thousand sellers registered in its marketplace. Founded in 2008, ComSchool offers around 200 courses in the areas of digital marketing, e-commerce and social networks.
buyer: Magalu (BOVESPA:MGLU3:$6,515.13)
Magazine Luiza (Magalu) is one of Brazil's largest retailers, operating through physical stores and website. Magalu operates over 880 stores and 9 distribution centers. Magalu also offers complementary products and financial services such as consumer credit, insurance and consortium. "
target: ComSchool
Based in Brazil, ComSchool is specialized in ecommerce, social media and digital marketing training programs. Their professors are book authors, C-Level, Agency owners, consultants and multinational companies directors. Comschool broadcasts their courses worldwide.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Social Media Akademie

synopsis: WEKA Group acquired 80% stake of Webculture GmbH (Social Media Akademie) in Mannheim, Germany. Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media.
buyer: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international publishing house based in Kissing, near Augsburg/Munich in Germany and one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses of the world. The Group consists of three business divisions, with 17 media companies in five European countries. "
target: Social Media Akademie
Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media for marketing specialists in companies, agencies, freelancers and job seekers.
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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.
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$413
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$100
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closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

Seetec Skills, acquired Digital Youth Academy Limited

synopsis: Seetec Skills, one of the UK’s leading independent training providers has acquired Derby based Digital Youth Academy. Digital Youth Academy offers comprehensive career development training and advice as one of the UK's thought-leaders in empowering young people with the ever-evolving skills needed to compete in today's global, online marketplace.
buyer parent: Seetec Group Ltd.
buyer: Seetec Skills
Seetec Skills provides up-to-date, informative and inspiring support and advice to help people improve their skills and progress in their careers through vocational skills training. They offer Apprenticeships, Traineeships, compliance courses and nationally recognised accreditations. "
target: Digital Youth Academy Limited
The Digital Youth Academy has a suite of qualifications and training programmes that enable young people to formalise their Digital Marketing and Social Media skills; enabling them to become highly skilled individuals with qualifications recognised by employers, which lead to sustainable work.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired CESINE

synopsis: The EDH GROUP accelerates its international development by acquiring the CESINE school in Santander, Spain. CESINE is a Spanish private higher education institution, specializing in training in graphic design, fashion design, marketing and communication.
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target: CESINE
CESINE is a Spanish private higher education institution, specialized in training in graphic design, fashion design, marketing and communication. CESINE also offers online professional training in marketing, communication and management.
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