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closed 9/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cricket Media, acquired Fluent City

synopsis: Cricket Media, the trusted children’s publisher and provider of global eLearning products, has acquired Fluent City, a language company that offers online classes in 11 different languages. The acquisition adds nine languages and several corporate training relationships to Cricket’s growing online learning suite.
buyer: Cricket Media (TSXV:CKT:$13.91)
Cricket Media is a global education company providing high-quality print and online learning products. Cricket offers comprehensive educational content, solutions and collaborative learning experiences led by its award-winning children’s magazines and online language learning programs. "
target: Fluent City
Fluent City is a language company that offers online classes in 11 different languages. Its team uses the latest AI and natural language processing technology to provide hyper-relevant content and personalized, engaging lesson plans that help users get fluent faster.
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closed 1/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

THI Investments GmbH, acquired LearnShip Networks GmbH

synopsis: German firm THI Investments has acquired a majority stake in Learnship, a global leader in the field of digital foreign language training for corporations. Learnship provides face-to-face online language training for corporations available in 14 languages, intercultural training, and related training administration services.
buyer: THI Investments GmbH
THI Investments is a single family office founded in January 2016 after divesting an 80 year-old family business. Their goal is to invest in a diversified portfolio of financial and company assets and grow them over the long term. THI Investments are entrepreneurs, industrialists and investors. "
target: LearnShip Networks GmbH
Learnship helps organizations across Europe and the US boost their productivity by unleashing the full potential of their employees. They provide face-to-face online language training for corporations available in 14 languages, intercultural training, and related training administration services.
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$12
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announced 5/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Nippon Mirai Capital Co., Ltd., will acquire Alc Press Inc.

synopsis: ALC Press, a listed language-focused educational service provider, has approved a tender offer from Nippon Mirai Capital and plans to go private. ALC Press provides language learning materials as well as learning courses over the internet.
buyer: Nippon Mirai Capital Co., Ltd.
Nippon Mirai Capital Co., Ltd. is an independent investment fund. They focus on growing the enterprise value of their investments and sharing the value with stakeholders. "
target: Alc Press Inc.
ALC Press Inc. is a language-focused educational service provider. It engages in the planning, production, and sale of materials for distance learning in Japan.
price ($mm)[EV]
$35 [$46]*
rev ($mm)
$103
EBITDA ($mm)
$11
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0.5x
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4.7x
closed 8/4/2021 via BNC Analysis

Astronaut, acquired POPSkul

synopsis: Astronaut, a mobile-first recruitment platform in Indonesia, has acquired POPSkul, an on-demand skill certification platform in Indonesia. POPSkul provides a fast and easy way to get certified. The platform offers online certification tests for English language proficiency, business communications, information technology, and more.
buyer: Astronaut
Astronaut is a mobile-first recruitment platform in Indonesia. Astronaut enables companies to effectively pick candidates from a larger pool of applicants. Their platform allows users to create Q&A sessions with video-selfies and collaborate with their team to decide and make accurate hires. "
target: POPSkul
POPSkul is an on-demand skill certification platform in Indonesia. POPSkul provides a fast and easy way to get certified. The platform offers online certification tests for English language proficiency, business communications, information technology, and more.
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closed 7/30/2010 via Wall Street Journal

Pearson plc, acquired Wall Street Institute, Inc.

synopsis: The Carlyle Group said that it has sold English training business, the Wall Street Institute, to U.K.-based publisher Pearson PLC for $92 million. The Wall Street Institute's 340 franchised centers, together with its online tools, provide spoken English training in 25 regions across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target parent: The Carlyle Group
target: Wall Street Institute, Inc.
Wall Street Institute is the premier source for English instruction for individuals and corporate clients around the world. Utilizing both company–owned and franchised centers, Wall Street Institute has provided instruction to over 2 million students with a current enrollment of 160,000 people.
price ($mm)
$101
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$60
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closed 3/27/2019 via PR Web

Alc Press Inc., acquired OKpanda

synopsis: ALC Press, a language-focused educational service provider in Japan, has acquired OKpanda, an English learning platform that includes instant messaging, live voice, and digital curricula. OKpanda connects English learners with amazing, certified ESL teachers who train users through the best of digital self learning content.
buyer parent: Freebit Co. Ltd.
buyer: Alc Press Inc.
ALC Press Inc. is a language-focused educational service provider in Japan. It engages in the planning, production, and sale of materials for distance learning in Japan. ALC Press provides language learning materials as well as learning courses over the internet. "
target: OKpanda
OKpanda is an English learning platform that includes instant messaging, live voice, and digital curricula. OKpanda connects English learners with amazing, certified ESL teachers who train users through the best of digital self learning content.
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closed 8/17/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Open English LLC., acquired enguru

synopsis: Open English, the leading English-learning platform in Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market, has acquired enguru, a mobile-first English learning platform in India. enguru offers live group classes for adults and kids, and over 600 lessons for reading, writing, listening & speaking English.
buyer: Open English LLC.
Open English is the leading English-learning platform in the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets. Open English provides live, online instruction to 1.5 million students. Their platform offers unlimited, 24/7 access to live classes with native-speaking teachers. "
target: enguru
enguru is a mobile-first English learning platform in India. enguru helps people to improve their fluency and confidence through live classes and gamified learning activities. They offer live group classes for adults and kids, and over 600 lessons for reading, writing, listening & speaking English.
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closed 3/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

learndirect, acquired i-to-i Limited

synopsis: Training provider learndirect has acquired TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) specialist i-to-i. Leeds-based i-to-i provides online teaching training and sends its customers to countries including Vietnam, Thailand and China and has been trading for 25 years.
buyer parent: Stonebridge Colleges
buyer: learndirect
learndirect is the UK’s largest integrated training provider. They’ve changed the lives of many people, helping them get the skills they need for work and to progress in their careers. They’ve also supported organizations to improve the skills of their workforce. "
target: i-to-i Limited
Leeds-based i-to-i provides online teaching training and sends its customers to countries including Vietnam, Thailand and China and has been trading for 25 years. i-to-i is a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) specialist.
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announced 8/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Quality Online Education Group Inc. will be merged with ADGS Advisory, Inc.,

synopsis: Quality Online Education Group Inc. (QOEG), a Canadian e-Learning company that specializes in providing real-time online small group classes English lessons to students in China, will merge with Hong Kong-based ADGS Advisory, Inc. The merger will allow QOEG to expand its education programs and build-out its e-Learning platform.
buyer: ADGS Advisory, Inc. (OTCPK:ADGS:$6.16)
ADGS Advisory, Inc.is a public company currently trading on the OTC Markets (ADGS). ADGS, through its subsidiaries, provides accounting, taxation, company secretarial, general corporate, and consultancy services in Hong Kong. "
target: Quality Online Education Group Inc.
Based in Canada, Quality Online Education Group, Inc. (QOEG) is a leading e-Learning company that provides comprehensive online English lessons to students in China. The company is a pioneer and industry leader in providing real-time online small group classes.
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closed 12/14/2016 via Company Press Release

RareJob Inc., acquired Ripple Kids Park Co., Ltd.

synopsis: RareJob, a Japanese company that provides online English lessons, has acquired Ripple Kids Park, a company that specializes in providing online English lessons through Skype exclusively for kids. Ripple Kids Park offers one-on-one online English lessons to Japanese children, provided by teachers located in the Phillippines.
buyer: RareJob Inc. (TSE:6096:$30.81)
With the largest number of students, RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. They have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped more than 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for their tutors. "
target: Ripple Kids Park Co., Ltd.
Ripple Kids Park is the first Japanese company to provide online English lessons exclusively for kids. They offer one-on-one online lessons tailored to each child. Students are able to easily learn at home and communicate with teachers in the Phillippines through Skype.
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$1.15
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$1
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0.9x
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announced 9/10/2015 via Market Wire

EnglishCentral, Inc., will acquire Langrich

synopsis: EnglishCentral, the leading provider ofonline English conversation solutions, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Langrich, a leading online English tutoring company in Japan.
buyer: EnglishCentral, Inc.
EnglishCentral is the “Youtube of English Language Learning.” Using authentic video content, they create a fun and effective way to learn to speak English using proprietary vocabulary and speech assessment technology. They are backed by Google Ventures, NTT DoCoMo Ventures, and SK Telecom. "
target: Langrich
Langrich is a leading online English tutoring company in Japan.
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announced 1/14/2020 via GlobeNewswire

UMeWorld Limited, will acquire Proud Kids

synopsis: Hong Kong education technology company UMeWorld Limited will acquire Proud Kids in an all-stock transaction. Based in Beijing, Proud Kids is a 1-on-4 online English language training startup catering to children aged 4-12 years old. Launched in March 2018, Proud Kids has delivered over 150,000 paid lessons using its 1-on-4 teaching model.
buyer: UMeWorld Limited (OTCPK:UMEW:$0.01)
UMeWorld is an educational technology company and a visionary player in the online educational landscape in China. UMFun, its K-12 flagship product, is a cloud-based assessment and learning analytics platform that can intelligently analyze and adapt to a student's performance and needs. "
target: Proud Kids
Proud Kids is a leading online English education platform in China. The company connects native English-speaking tutors from the UK, North America, and South Africa and young learners between 4-12 years old, as well as partnering local English teachers with native English-speaking tutors.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Learnlight, acquired Arenalingua Gmbh

synopsis: Learnlight, the global language, intercultural skills and soft skills training provider, has acquired arenalingua, a leading German language training company, as part of its European expansion strategy. The acquisition, backed by Beech Tree Private Equity and Learnlight’s management team.
buyer parent: Beech Tree Private Equity
buyer: Learnlight
Learnlight provides language and soft skills training to blue chips and international institutions across the world, using a blend of cutting-edge technology and world-class instructor-led training to equip employees with the skills they need to succeed in a complex business environment. "
target: Arenalingua Gmbh
Arenalingua is a leading German language training company. Arenalingua offers Government-sponsored English language courses for employees in a blended learning format, German training for professionals in specialist areas such as medicine, healthcare or engineering.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Eric Goebel, acquired Ipsé Formation Linguistique

synopsis: Eric Goebel, a French entrepreneur, has acquired Ipsé Formation, a language learning center in France. Ipsé Formation provides language learning services and supports companies in their international development. They offer courses for learning English, German, Spanish, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Russian.
buyer: Eric Goebel
Eric Goebel is a French entrepreneur. Eric Goebel is a managing director at Cofigem, a fund management business, and Plein Horizon, a real estate company that specializes in real estate rental. "
target: Ipsé Formation Linguistique
Ipsé Formation is a language learning center in France. Ipsé Formation provides language learning services and supports companies in their international development. They offer courses for learning English, German, Spanish, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Russian.
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$0
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Technicis Translation, acquired AAC Global Oy

synopsis: The Technicis Group, the professional translation specialist, has acquired AAC Global. AAC Global helps businesses succeed by providing translation and localization services for all types of content, tailored face-to-face and digital training solutions for any learning need, and marketing content production for every channel.
buyer parent: Groupe BPCE
buyer: Technicis Translation
Technicis Translation is the leading translation agency in France, and counts among the three main players in Europe. Because of 350 global employees and a network of 7,000 specialized translators, Technicis meets the needs of companies across all industries and in any language combination. "
target parent: Korona Invest
target: AAC Global Oy
AAC Global promotes its clients’ success in international markets by helping them to get their message through to their customers. AAC Global’s services include translation and localization services, content production for all channels, language and communication training, and interpreting services.
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closed 6/28/2018 via Company Press Release

EDUA Group, acquired James Cook Languages

synopsis: EDUA Group, the leading private educational group on the Czech market, is expanding its portfolio of services through the acquisition of James Cook Languages (JCL), the largest Czech language provider of corporate language learning.
buyer: EDUA Group
EDUA Group is the largest private educational group in the Czech Republic. Its brands – Jipka, Tutor, Caledonian School, Top Vision, Digiskills, and BridgeWaterBlu – focus on lifelong learning and the development of innovations in education. "
target: James Cook Languages
James Cook Languages (JCL) is the largest Czech language provider of corporate language learning. They developed processes, a methodology and quality which satisfies even the most demanding customer. They are a strong and stable partner providing comprehensive language services at reasonable prices.
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closed 9/7/2016 via Company Press Release

KERN, acquired CEF, International Education Institute, GmbH

synopsis: KERN, a leading language service provider in the field of global language management and international communication, has acquired CEF, Austria's leading provider of language training, translation & interpretation services, specializing in courses in management, marketing and leadership and other courses for companies.
buyer: KERN
The KERN Group is headquartered in Frankfurt and is a leading language service provider in the field of global language management and international communication with over 50 offices around the world. "
target: CEF, International Education Institute, GmbH
CEF, International Education Institute, GmbH is Austria's leading provider of language training, translation & interpretation services, specializing in courses in management, marketing and leadership and other courses for companies.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Korona Invest, acquired AAC Global Oy

synopsis: Finland-based AAC Global announced that it was acquired by Finnish private equity firm Korona Invest. AAC Global provides language and communication training, creates content for all channels, translates and localizes, provides terminology services and knowledge-sharing solutions.
buyer: Korona Invest
Korona Invest is a Finnish private equity firm specialized in growth and buyout investments in Finnish small and medium sized enterprises. Since its founding in 2006, Korona has raised two funds, Terveysrahasto Oy and Palvelurahasto I Ky, with a total raised capital of EUR 93 million. "
target parent: Sanoma Oyj
target: AAC Global Oy
AAC Global supports their clients’ success in international markets by helping them get their message through to their customers. They provide language and communication training, create content for all channels, translate and localize, provide terminology services and knowledge-sharing solutions.
price ($mm)
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$16
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closed 9/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

MicroConsult, acquired Wefit Solutions

synopsis: MicroConsult has acquired Wefit Solutions, a provider of language training with a proprietary Learning Management System. Wefit offers individual and industry-specific vocational further education in the upper price segment and focuses on teaching of functional language knowledge in combination with intercultural training and soft skills training.
buyer: MicroConsult
MicroConsult offers training for Professional Consulting, Project Support and Training. From microcontrollers to system design – clients will benefit from MicroConsult's decades of experience. Knowhow transfer tailored to meet a clients needs and project objectives. "
target: Wefit Solutions
As one of the leading enterprises for language training, Wefit Solutions develops on-the-job training concepts which are highly individual and sector-specific. They support clients worldwide with flexible and tailored training programs.
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closed 1/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Nova Performance, acquired Formalangues

synopsis: Nova Performance, a company that offers translation, interpretation, training and testing services, has acquired EFP Formalangues and Demos Langues from Demos Group. Formalangues is geared towards corporate clients and provides Inter, Intra and intensive courses in every language on the market.
buyer: Groupe Nova Performance
Nova Langues is the Translation and Interpretation Department of NOVA PERFORMANCE group. Since 1997, NOVA LANGUAGES offers translation and interpretation services in a number of language combinations and in various fields. "
target parent: Demos
target: Formalangues
Formalangues is geared towards corporate clients and provides Inter, Intra and intensive courses in every language on the market. It is based in Paris, France.
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closed 9/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cricket Media, acquired Fluent City

synopsis: Cricket Media, the trusted children’s publisher and provider of global eLearning products, has acquired Fluent City, a language company that offers online classes in 11 different languages. The acquisition adds nine languages and several corporate training relationships to Cricket’s growing online learning suite.
buyer: Cricket Media (TSXV:CKT:$13.91)
Cricket Media is a global education company providing high-quality print and online learning products. Cricket offers comprehensive educational content, solutions and collaborative learning experiences led by its award-winning children’s magazines and online language learning programs. "
target: Fluent City
Fluent City is a language company that offers online classes in 11 different languages. Its team uses the latest AI and natural language processing technology to provide hyper-relevant content and personalized, engaging lesson plans that help users get fluent faster.
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closed 9/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Cricket Media, acquired Fluent City

synopsis: Cricket Media, the trusted children’s publisher and provider of global eLearning products, has acquired Fluent City, a language company that offers online classes in 11 different languages. The acquisition adds nine languages and several corporate training relationships to Cricket’s growing online learning suite.
buyer: Cricket Media (TSXV:CKT:$13.91)
Cricket Media is a global education company providing high-quality print and online learning products. Cricket offers comprehensive educational content, solutions and collaborative learning experiences led by its award-winning children’s magazines and online language learning programs. "
target: Fluent City
Fluent City is a language company that offers online classes in 11 different languages. Its team uses the latest AI and natural language processing technology to provide hyper-relevant content and personalized, engaging lesson plans that help users get fluent faster.
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closed 5/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Cricket Media, acquired Bubbl, Inc.

synopsis: Cricket Media, Inc., a leading education-focused media company, has acquired Bubbl, Inc., a leading provider of interactive video solutions for media platforms, online publishers, and content creators. Bubbl's solutions allow fans on Bubbl-powered sites or apps to create, remix, and share clips directly from streaming or live video.
buyer parent: Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc.
buyer: Cricket Media (TSXV:CKT:$13.91)
Cricket Media is an award-winning education media company. They offer 11 popular magazines for toddlers to teens. Their innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include the ePals community and virtual classroom for global collaboration as well as In2Books, a Common Core eMentoring program."
target: Bubbl, Inc.
Founded in 2014, Bubbl, Inc. is a leading provider of interactive video solutions for media platforms, online publishers, and content creators. Their solutions allow fans on Bubbl-powered sites or apps to create, remix, and share clips directly from streaming or live video.
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announced 2/26/2016 via Company Press Release

Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc., will acquire Cricket Media

synopsis: Cricket Media Group, an education media company that provides award-winning content on a safe and secure learning network for children, families and teachers across the world, has entered into an agreement where it will be acquired by Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc., a group comprised of certain shareholders of Cricket Media, including ZG Ventures.
buyer: Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc.
Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc. is a newly incorporated entity created for the purpose of acquiring Cricket Media Group. The group is comprised of certain shareholders of Cricket Media, including ZG Ventures, LLC. "
target: Cricket Media (TSXV:CKT:$13.91)
Cricket Media is an award-winning education media company. They offer 11 popular magazines for toddlers to teens. Their innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include the ePals community and virtual classroom for global collaboration as well as In2Books, a Common Core eMentoring program.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3.21 [$29.77]
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.1x
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announced 2/26/2016 via Company Press Release

Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc., will acquire Cricket Media

synopsis: Cricket Media Group, an education media company that provides award-winning content on a safe and secure learning network for children, families and teachers across the world, has entered into an agreement where it will be acquired by Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc., a group comprised of certain shareholders of Cricket Media, including ZG Ventures.
buyer: Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc.
Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc. is a newly incorporated entity created for the purpose of acquiring Cricket Media Group. The group is comprised of certain shareholders of Cricket Media, including ZG Ventures, LLC. "
target: Cricket Media (TSXV:CKT:$13.91)
Cricket Media is an award-winning education media company. They offer 11 popular magazines for toddlers to teens. Their innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include the ePals community and virtual classroom for global collaboration as well as In2Books, a Common Core eMentoring program.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3.21 [$29.77]
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$14
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announced 9/28/2011 via Company Press Release

E2020, Inc., will acquire Giant Campus

synopsis: E2020, Inc., a provider of online curriculum, and Giant Campus Inc., which offers elective courses, will combine to deliver a selection of online courses available for middle and high schools. The acquisition of the assets of Giant Campus by e2020’s parent company, Weld North Education, includes semester-long elective courses and virtual schools.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: E2020, Inc.
e2020, Inc. is a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Its courses are provided through a SaaS model. Its courseware features video-based instruction using highly qualified teachers aligned to standards and administrative tools to ensure high completion rates. "
target: Giant Campus
Established in 1997, Giant Campus Inc. is the nation's leading provider of online curriculum for technology, digital arts, business, and engineering for secondary schools. In 2010 Giant Campus opened two accredited online high schools: Giant Campus Academy and Giant Campus of Washington.
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closed 7/27/2011 via Market Wire

New University Holdings Corp., merged with ePals, Inc.

synopsis: ePals Corp (formerly New University Holdings Corp.) has completed its previously announced merger with ePals, Inc., pursuant to which New University acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of ePals ,Inc., a leading K12 social learning network (SLN) and education technology company.
buyer: New University Holdings Corp.
New University Holdings Corp. intends to identify and evaluate assets or businesses with a view to complete a qualifying transaction. The company was incorporated in July 2010 and is headquartered in New York, New York. "
target: ePals, Inc.
ePals, Inc. is a leading global K12 social learning network and offers primary and secondary schools, teachers, students and parents worldwide a safe and secure platform for building educational communities, providing quality digital content, and more.
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announced 5/24/2011 via PR Newswire

AppTech Global, Inc., will acquire SuperStar Learning Company

synopsis: AppTech Corp announced that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire software provider Super Star Learning Corp of San Clemente, California. The Super Star Learning Company has developed the learning environments required for teaching new and demanding 21st century skills.
buyer: AppTech Global, Inc. (APCX:$0.01)
AppTech Global develops mobile application market places serving countries throughout the world with emerging mobile infrastructures. AppTech is focused on multi-platform mobile apps designed to run on device operating systems such as Apple iPhone, Google Android, Nexus One, and Research In Motion. "
target: SuperStar Learning Company
The Super Star Learning Company has developed the learning environments required for teaching new and demanding 21st century skills. Its products include Room 21 Online, ProjectBasedLearning.com and MyDreamMachine.com.
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closed 4/27/2011 via Company Press Release

Edline LLC, acquired TH(i)NQ Ed

synopsis: Edline, the leading provider of website and communications solutions specifically designed for K-12 education, has announced the acquisition of TH(i)NQ Ed, formerly SchoolCenter, a leading provider of K-12 website and communication solutions. TH(i)NQ Ed serves over 5,000 schools throughout the U.S.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Edline LLC
Edline is the K12 Web site/portal solution that enables secure parent access to grades, attendance, homework, and other private information. Edline generates teacher web pages, provides group calendaring, virtual file storage, and parental email alerts as part of their web communication platform. "
target: TH(i)NQ Ed
THiNQ Ed is a leading strategic online solutions company in the education market, providing schools and districts with a proven approach to developing and implementing best-in-class online environments that build stronger communities and enhance collaboration inside and outside the classroom.
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closed 12/16/2015 via BusinessWire

Nurture My Child, acquired Camp Sloop

synopsis: Nurture My Child, a company that helps families evaluate options for their children's education and developmental opportunities, announced it has acquired the assets of Camp Sloop, the leading resource for families to find camps and classes in Austin and surrounding areas.
buyer: Nurture My Child
Nurture My Child helps families evaluate options for their children’s education and developmental opportunities. From camps to classes and childcare to private schools, Nurture My Child provides a single site for families to examine their options and decide upon their ideal solution. "
target: Camp Sloop
Camp Sloop is the leading resource for families to find camps and classes in Austin and surrounding areas. Camp Sloop is the simple, smart and fun way to pick the right summer camp.
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closed 10/9/2018 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired The Learning House, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons has completed the acquisition of Learning House, a diversified education services provider, from Weld North Holdings. 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.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley develops digital education, learning, assessment, and certification solutions to help universities, businesses, and individuals move between education and employment and achieve their ambitions. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals.
price ($mm)
$200
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$70
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closed 10/31/2011 via Company Press Release

Weld North LLC, acquired The Learning House, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North, a firm investing in and operating companies in education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing, has acquired The Learning House, Inc., a leader in enabling not-for-profit colleges and universities to develop effective ways to deliver online degree programs.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. Weld North seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. is a comprehensive online education solutions partner that helps colleges and universities develop effective and affordable ways to deliver online degree programs. The Learning House partners with more than 90 colleges and universities in 30 states.
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closed 7/29/2009 via Market Wire

Internet Brands, Inc., acquired KidsCamps.com

synopsis: Internet Brands, Inc. announced that it has acquired KidsCamps.com, a leading directory of children's camps in the United States, including summer camps, day camps, overnight camps, and a wide variety of specialty camps.
buyer: Internet Brands, Inc. (:$107.45)
Los Angeles-based Internet Brands, Inc. is a leading Internet media company that owns, operates and grows community and e-commerce websites in the automotive, careers, home, money and business, shopping and travel and leisure categories. "
target: KidsCamps.com
KidsCamps.com is a leading directory of children's camps in the United States, including summer camps, day camps, overnight camps, and a wide variety of specialty camps. The site provides a marketplace for camp jobs and camps for sale.
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closed 4/11/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Virtual Sage

synopsis: Kaplan Inc., a global education leader, announced the acquisition of Virtual Sage, a developer of online high school courses. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Virtual Sage
Virtual Sage offers a complete curriculum of individual courses - currently over 180 comprehensive online courses for grades 8 – 12. The curriculum includes college prep, elective, honors, and Advanced Placement courses. Virtual Sage develops and adds new courses to the online program regularly.
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closed 10/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired EmbanetCompass, LLC.

synopsis: Pearson announced the acquisition of EmbanetCompass from an investor group led by Technology Crossover Ventures and Knowledge Universe, for $650m in cash. EmbanetCompass partners with leading non-profit colleges and universities in North America to provide fully online learning solutions for more than 100 university programmes.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn. "
target parent: Technology Crossover Ventures
target: EmbanetCompass, LLC.
EmbanetCompass partners with traditional not-for-profit academic institutions to help them launch and manage successful online academic programs that ensure quality outcomes for students and expand their institutional reach.
price ($mm)
$650
rev ($mm)
$130
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/25/2010 via BusinessWire

Compass Knowledge Group merged with Embanet Corporation,

synopsis: Embanet and Compass Knowledge Group announced that they have merged, creating a combined company that is positioned to provide an industry-leading comprehensive suite of online learning services to universities and colleges.
buyer parent: Technology Crossover Ventures
buyer: Embanet Corporation
Embanet is the world leader in providing a full range of online learning services to postsecondary educational institutions. Embanet provides capital and expertise in program development, marketing and enrollment, student services and technology support. "
target: Compass Knowledge Group
Compass Knowledge has been the pioneer and premier provider of distance learning services to prominent non-profit higher education institutions, helping them plan, implement, and operate successful online undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
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closed 10/6/2011 via Capital IQ

Cambium Learning Group, Inc., acquired Class.com, Inc.

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, announced that the Company has purchased the assets of Class.com, an industry-leading provider of online learning solutions.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group is the leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations. The company operates three core divisions: Voyager, Sopris, and Cambium Learning Technologies. "
target: Class.com, Inc.
Class.com equips educators with the tools to help every student succeed by providing schools and organizations with high-quality, research-based, online learning solutions that cater to the needs of 21st-century learners.
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closed 6/13/2014 via PR Newswire

Pansophic Learning, purchased Select Businesses from K12, Inc.

synopsis: Pansophic Learning has acquired from K12 Inc. several assets including an international brick and mortar private school, a higher education platform business and the K12 business in the Middle East. Additionally, Pansophic Learning acquired licenses to curriculum and technology.
buyer parent: Safanad Limited
buyer: Pansophic Learning
Pansophic Learning is an education company that strives to provide students and educators exceptional learning solutions that enable them to maximize their success academically and in life, regardless of geographic, financial, or demographic circumstance. "
seller: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
The assets acquired from K12 post-secondary business; K12's interest in an existing Middle East joint venture currently operating with a Safanad Limited affiliate; and a private international brick and mortar school.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 2/1/2005 via PR Newswire

ProQuest Company, acquired Voyager Expanded Learning

synopsis: ProQuest Company, a leading electronic publisher for the education and automotive markets, has completed the acquisition of privately held Voyager Expanded Learning. ProQuest acquired Voyager for $340 million in cash and approximately $21 million of ProQuest Company stock.
buyer: ProQuest Company (VLCY:$0.00)
Voyager Learning Company is a leading provider of K-12 curriculum products, in-school core reading programs, reading and math intervention programs, and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States. "
target: Voyager Expanded Learning
Voyager Expanded Learning provides research-based reading curriculum and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States. Voyager currently has 180 employees and has a highly profitable, scalable business model with good visibility and strong growth.
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closed 11/10/2015 via PR Newswire

itslearning, acquired Fronter

synopsis: itslearning AS, a market leading learning management system provider, announced the company has acquired Scandinavian-based learning management system Fronter from Pearson. The two companies have joined forces under the itslearning brand to continue to develop the best learning platform for education worldwide.
buyer: itslearning
itslearning is positioned at the heart of education, offering a cloud-based learning platform that helps teachers and learners support, improve and transform their learning and teaching processes. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Fronter
Fronter has built a learning platform which provides easy-to-use tools for secure online education and collaboration. Teachers use the platform to create, store and repurpose learning resources and coursework which their students access online.
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closed 11/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Intel Corporation, acquired Kno Inc

synopsis: Intel Corporation unveiled that an education- software setup called Kno, is acquired by the company that specializes in interactive textbooks for mobile devices. They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
buyer: Intel Corporation (INTC:$79,024.00)
Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. "
target: Kno Inc
Kno, Inc. is an education software company on a mission to "Change The Way Students Learn." They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
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closed 7/12/2011 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired E2020, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC announced it has acquired e2020, Inc. (Education2020), a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Founded in 1998, e2020 is a pioneer in the e-learning industry, which has grown to serve more than 4 million K-12 students in 2010, up from 45,000 in 2000.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. Weld North seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: E2020, Inc.
e2020, Inc. is a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Its courses are provided through a SaaS model. Its courseware features video-based instruction using highly qualified teachers aligned to standards and administrative tools to ensure high completion rates.
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closed 12/10/2008 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired Fronter

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, announces that it has agreed to acquire Fronter, a European online learning company, from its co-founders Roger Larsen and Bjarne Hadland and other private investors including employees of the company.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson plc is an international media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. Pearson Education, the world's leading education company, provides print and digital learning materials and services to more than 100 million students every year. "
target: Fronter
Fronter has built a learning platform which provides easy-to-use tools for secure online education and collaboration. Teachers use the platform to create, store and repurpose learning resources and coursework which their students access online.
price ($mm)
$26
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closed 8/29/2018 via Company Press Release

My Mooc SARL, acquired Mooctivity

synopsis: My Mooc, a platform specialized in referencing online resources, including MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), has bought Paris-based Mooctivity. Mooctivity gives a one-stop platform for online education. Students can look for and access over 500 courses from Coursera, edX and Udacity and more.
buyer: My Mooc SARL
My Mooc is a rating platform and review sharing for MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Users can browse, check, enroll, leave a review about a MOOC in a simple way. My Mooc was founded in 2015 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: Mooctivity
Based in Paris, Mooctivity gives a one-stop platform for online education. Students will be able to look for and access over 500 courses from Coursera, edX and Udacity based on key features, employer recommendations and student reviews.
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