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announced 11/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Educational Development Corporation, will acquire Learning Wrap ups

synopsis: Educational Development Corporation, a publishing company specializing in books for children, will acquire Learning Wrap-Ups, Inc, a publisher of supplemental learning materials for math, vocabulary, and science that include unique self-correction features.
buyer: Educational Development Corporation (EDUC:$180.90)
EDC is a publishing company specializing in books for children. EDC is the exclusive US trade co-publisher of the line of educational children's books produced in the UK by Usborne Publishing Limited. EDC also exclusively publishes books through its ownership of Kane Miller Book Publisher. "
target: Learning Wrap ups
Learning Wrap-Ups publishes a variety of supplemental learning materials for math, vocabulary, and science and all products include unique self-correction features. The Company's most popular products include Learning Wrap-Ups and Learning Palette.
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closed 7/14/2022 via BNC Analysis

Smart Toys and Games, acquired The Happy Puzzle Company

synopsis: Leading Belgian puzzles and games company Smart Toys and Games has acquired the The Happy Puzzle Company. The Happy Puzzle Company, a Hertfordshire based company known for their successful B2C operations in the UK, has reached in nearly three decades a customer base of over 400,000 happy puzzlers and a presence in over 14,000 UK schools.
buyer: Smart Toys and Games
Smart Toys and Games is a leading Belgian puzzles and games company. They are known for award-winning brands including SmartGames, Happy Cube and SmartMax. For almost 30 years Smart has been committed to create inspirational & educational toys. "
target: The Happy Puzzle Company
The Happy Puzzle Company is the UK's market leaders in providing family puzzles and games. The Happy Puzzle Company, a Hertfordshire based company known for its B2C operations in the UK, has a customer base of over 400,000 puzzlers and a presence in over 14,000 UK schools.
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closed 3/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

Savvas Learning Company, acquired Rubicon Publishing

synopsis: Savvas Learning Company has acquired Rubicon Publishing, Inc., the developer of Canada's most widely used all-digital math program. Rubicon is the provider of MathUP, an inquiry-based math program for students in grades K-8 that has become the best-selling online math product in Canada.
buyer parent: Nexus Capital Management LP
buyer: Savvas Learning Company
Savvas Learning Company is a next-generation learning organization that combines new ideas, new ways of thinking, and new ways of interacting to create innovative learning solutions that help prepare students to become global citizens in a more interconnected, digital world. "
target: Rubicon Publishing
Rubicon Publishing is an award-winning K-12 digital learning company and supplemental educational publisher headquartered in Canada. Founded in 1987, Rubicon is a leader in K-12 math, in addition to being Canada's leading K-12 supplemental reading/language arts publisher.
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closed 1/7/2022 via Company Press Release

Cambridge Hacklab Academy Ltd, acquired Binarybots Ltd

synopsis: Cambridge HackLab Academy successfully completes the acquisition of BinaryBots and plan to provide an innovative, sustainable, and integrated STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education to the next generation. BinaryBots is a UK brand for educational robotic kit and smart toy.
buyer: Cambridge Hacklab Academy Ltd
Cambridge HackLab Academy (HackLab) is a SEIS qualified, STEAM product development company and aims to bring emerging technologies closer to children and young people, and to become a leading provider of educational products and services in the STEAM market. "
target: Binarybots Ltd
BinaryBots is a UK brand for educational robotic kit and smart toy. BinaryBots products were sold to schools and the retail market, over 35,000 units were shipped globally within 18 months.
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closed 12/17/2021 via Company Press Release

XanEdu, acquired NextLesson

synopsis: XanEdu, an educational products and services company, has acquired the assets of NextLesson, including its content and technology. NextLesson's courseware technology saves teachers time through learning management system integration, targeted grading automation, question tagging, and online answer submission with standards-aligned rubrics.
buyer parent: Superior Capital Partners
buyer: XanEdu
XanEdu has been increasing student engagement and enhancing learning outcomes since 1999 by delivering innovative solutions across the education spectrum. XanEdu is committed to advancing the education tools for tomorrow through innovative products and customized content services. "
target: NextLesson
NextLesson offers K-12 teachers 10,000 standards-aligned supplemental lessons and projects that are relevant, rigorous and real world. NextLesson provides high-quality resources that engage students through topics they love, such as books, movies, technology, and sports.
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closed 11/30/2021 via PR Web

Teacher Created Materials, Inc., acquired Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.

synopsis: Teacher Created Materials (TCM) has acquired Free Spirit Publishing (FSP), a publisher of learning tools focused on social emotional learning and early childhood education. TCM plans on maintaining the popular Free Spirit brand while merging the editorial, sales and marketing, and operations teams.
buyer: Teacher Created Materials, Inc.
Founded in 1977, Teacher Created Materials (TCM) develops innovative and imaginative educational materials and services for students worldwide. Everything TCM does is created by teachers for teachers and students to make teaching more effective and learning more fun. "
target: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
Free Spirit Publishing is an award-winning publisher of learning tools that support young people's social-emotional health and their educational needs. The company provides children and teens with the tools they need to think for themselves, overcome challenges, and make a difference in the world.
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closed 11/17/2021 via BusinessWire

Roark Capital Group, acquired Mathnasium

synopsis: Roark Capital has acquired Mathnasium, a leading franchisor and operator of math learning centers. Mathnasium delivers customized learning plans designed to help students improve their math skills and develop confidence in the subject through fun and engaging live instruction.
buyer: Roark Capital Group
Roark focuses on investing in the consumer and business services sectors, with a specialization in franchised and multi-location businesses. Since inception, affiliates of Roark have invested in 98 franchise/multi-location brands, which collectively generate $61 billion in annual system revenues. "
target: Mathnasium
Mathnasium is North America’s leading math-only supplemental education franchise. The Mathnasium Method — the result of decades of hands-on instruction and development — has been transforming the lives of children in grades K-12, helping them understand, master, and love math.
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closed 10/7/2021 via PR Newswire

OverDrive Inc., acquired TeachingBooks

synopsis: OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, has acquired TeachingBooks.net, an online resource that supports literacy instructions. TeachingBooks creates and maintains the leading source of supplemental materials that perpetuates informed reading across the curriculum while furthering successful literacy outcomes.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
buyer: OverDrive Inc.
OverDrive strives to create "a world enlightened by reading." Serving a growing network of 73,000 libraries and schools in 88 countries, OverDrive delivers the industry's largest digital catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and other content through award-winning apps. "
target: TeachingBooks
TeachingBooks is a small, dedicated team working to enrich every student's reading experience. The company creates and maintains the leading source of supplemental materials that perpetuates informed, joyful reading across the curriculum while furthering successful literacy outcomes.
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closed 7/2/2021 via Company Press Release

Curriculum Associates, Inc., acquired Mentoring Minds

synopsis: Curriculum Associates, a company that designs research-based instructional materials, assessments and data management tools, has acquired Texas-based Mentoring Minds. Mentoring Minds provides print and digital resources that empower educators to infuse critical thinking skills into standards-based instruction.
buyer: Curriculum Associates, Inc.
Founded in 1969, Curriculum Associates, LLC designs research-based print and online instructional materials, screens and assessments, and data management tools. The company's products and outstanding customer service provide teachers and administrators with the resources necessary for teaching. "
target: Mentoring Minds
Mentoring Minds is on a mission to put critical thinking at the center of K-12 education. Founded by teachers, Mentoring Minds provides print and digital resources that empower educators to infuse critical thinking skills into standards-based instruction.
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closed 4/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Boxlight, acquired Robo

synopsis: Boxlight Corporation, a provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, has acquired Robo 3D, a leading 3D printer brand, and MyStemKits, the largest online collection of K-12 STEM curriculum for 3D printing. The acquisition supports Boxlight's expansion of solutions for K-12 classrooms and its focus on STEM education.
buyer: Boxlight (BOXL:$39.70)
Boxlight is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global education market. The company develops, sells, and services its integrated, interactive solution suite of software, classroom technologies, professional development, and support services. "
target: Robo (ASX:RBO:$4.43)
Robo is a leading brand of 3D printers, empowering 3D creation with its growing line of products in hardware, materials, and content. MyStemKits develops K-12 curriculum for standards-driven instruction and 3D-printable manipulatives to create an end-to-end STEM solution.
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closed 8/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sphero, acquired littleBits

synopsis: Sphero, an industry-leading robotics toy company, is acquiring littleBits, the New York-based education startup that invented the electronic building block. The company’s magnetic “Bits” snap together to turn ideas into inventions and its online learning community, DIY, teaches kids to turn passions into creative skills.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: littleBits
littleBits is the New York-based education startup that invented the electronic building block. The company’s magnetic “Bits” snap together to turn ideas into inventions and its online learning community, DIY, teaches kids to turn passions into creative skills.
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closed 4/10/2019 via Publishers Weekly

Jump!, acquired Bearport Publishing

synopsis: Minneapolis-based children’s publisher Jump! has acquired Bearport Publishing. Bearport has a backlist of 1,050 curriculum-aligned books for children in grades PreK-8. Through the deal, Jump! has acquired all Bearport assets, staff, and customer contracts.
buyer: Jump!
Jump! publishes children’s nonfiction with a focus on curriculum-aligned subjects for emergent through early-fluent readers. Their books combine vibrant colors with captivating photography and corresponding text to draw readers into the subject and encourage reading success. "
target: Bearport Publishing
Bearport Publishing develops curriculum-aligned books for children in grades PreK-8. They focus on topics that appeal to young readers and pay close attention to text length, vocabulary, and picture-text match, to make their books less intimidating and more inviting to kids.
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closed 9/4/2018 via BusinessWire

The Vomela Companies, acquired Learning ZoneXpress

synopsis: The Vomela Companies of St. Paul, Minnesota, announced it has completed the acquisition of Owatonna-based Learning ZoneXpress, Inc., a leading source of health, nutrition, and life skills education resources.
buyer: The Vomela Companies
The Vomela Companies is a full-service, specialty graphics provider that creates a near-limitless variety of promotional, store décor, event, fleet, commercial, and transportation graphics. The Vomela Companies' skill, creativity, and knowledge of materials bring their brands to life. "
target: Learning ZoneXpress
Learning ZoneXpress, Inc. is a leading source of health, nutrition, and life skills education resources. For more than 20 years, Learning ZoneXpress has been promoting nutrition content with award-winning posters, handouts, games, lesson plans, nutrition activity books, and more.
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announced 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Central Médiacsoport Zrt., will acquire Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA

synopsis: Central Médiacsoport, the leading publisher of online and print magazines in Hungary, will acquire Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne (WSiP) from Advent International, a global private equity firm. WSiP is the largest educational publisher in Poland. WSiP offers textbooks, workbooks, and methodological guides.
buyer: Central Médiacsoport Zrt.
Central Médiacsoport is the leading publisher of online and print magazines in Hungary. Their portfolio of magazines include popular brands such as Nők Lapja, National Geographic, Marie Clarie, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, Wellness, Auto, and more. "
target parent: Advent International
target: Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA
Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne (WSiP) is the largest educational publisher in Poland. They offer textbooks, workbooks, and methodological guides for all classes of primary schools, junior high schools and high schools, as well as preschool education.
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closed 1/8/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Centre Lane Partners, LLC, acquired Infobase Publishing

synopsis: Centre Lane Partners, LLC has completed the acquisition of Infobase Holdings, Inc., a cloud-based provider of digital educational content solutions to colleges & universities, K-12 schools, public libraries and enterprises from VSS, a private investment firm.
buyer: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
Centre Lane Partners is a private equity firm focused on making investments in North American middle market companies. Centre Lane targets companies with revenues between $20 and $500 million that have leading market positions and sustainable competitive advantages in their respective niches. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Infobase Publishing
Infobase Holdings, Inc. is a cloud-based provider of digital educational content solutions to colleges & universities, K-12 schools, public libraries and enterprises. Infobase provides a robust product portfolio of streaming video platforms, databases, eLearning modules, and eBook collections.
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announced 8/21/2017 via GlobeNewswire

School Specialty, Inc., will acquire Triumph Learning

synopsis: School Specialty, Inc., a leading distributor of supplies, furniture and both curriculum and supplemental learning resources to the education, healthcare and other marketplaces, announced that it has reached a Definitive Agreement to acquire leading educational content company, Triumph Learning, LLC.
buyer: School Specialty, Inc. (OTCPK:SCOO:$674.03)
School Specialty is a leading distributor of innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to the education marketplace. The Company designs, develops, and provides educators with the latest and very best school supplies, furniture and both curriculum & supplemental learning resources. "
target: Triumph Learning
Triumph Learning, LLC, is a leading educational content company based in New York City and publisher of print and digital K-12 resources, state-specific best practices aligned instructional materials and effective literacy programs.
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closed 10/26/2016 via Company Press Release

Imagine Learning, Inc., acquired Think Through Math

synopsis: Imagine Learning, a leader in elementary language and literacy software solutions, announced its acquisition of Pittsburgh-based Think Through Learning Inc., provider of the Think Through Math supplemental online math program.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning, Inc., a Utah-based company, was founded with one goal in mind: to teach English to the children of the world. Today Imagine Learning English is being used by tens of thousands of students in hundreds of schools across the United States and around the world. "
target: Think Through Math
Think Through Math is a leader in education technology innovation, and is transforming math education in schools with the adaptive learning technology. Think Through Math integrates state-certified teachers who tutor struggling students live to improve math understanding.
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closed 7/26/2016 via BusinessWire

Guardian Capital Partners, acquired Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc.

synopsis: Middle-market private equity firm, Guardian Capital Partners announced that it has acquired Carson-Dellosa Publishing, LLC on July 26, 2016. Carson-Dellosa Publishing is a leading provider of K-8 supplemental education content for parents, teachers and students.
buyer: Guardian Capital Partners
Guardian Capital Partners is a private equity firm based in suburban Philadelphia that makes control investments in lower middle market consumer products, niche manufacturing and specialty service companies. "
target parent: Birch Hill Equity Partners
target: Carson-Dellosa Publishing Co., Inc.
Carson-Dellosa is a provider of K-8 supplemental education content for parents, teachers and students with an established portfolio of five market-leading brands. It offers digital and print workbooks, test-prep, hands-on learning materials and classroom décor and resources.
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closed 7/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

Sasbadi Holdings Berhad, acquired United Publishing House

synopsis: Sasbadi announced that it has acquired 100% equity interest in United Publishing House (M) Sdn Bhd. United Publishing House publishes and distributes stationery and books including dictionaries, children books, primary and secondary revisions, workbooks, and general books.
buyer: Sasbadi Holdings Berhad (KLSE:SASBADI:$23.20)
Sasbadi is a publisher of books and educational aids for the school-going children of Malaysia. Sasbadi is an essential guide for students and teachers in elite smart schools in the cities, as well as simple schools in the kampungs. "
target: United Publishing House
United Publishing House Sdn Bhd publishes and distributes stationery and books including dictionaries, children books, primary and secondary revisions, workbooks, and general books.
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announced 5/31/2016 via BNC Analysis

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., will acquire GL Education Group

synopsis: Investcorp has announced that it has agreed to the sale of GL Education to private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners. The company’s integrated suite of assessments is used to measure children’s ability, track their progress in key subjects, and diagnose underlying factors affecting learning.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners ("LLCP") is a private investment firm that has managed approximately $7.5 billion of institutional capital since its inception. LLCP invests in middle market companies located in the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: GL Education Group
GL Education is a leading provider of educational assessments globally. The company’s integrated suite of assessments is used to measure children’s ability, track their progress in key subjects, and diagnose underlying factors affecting learning.
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announced 11/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Educational Development Corporation, will acquire Learning Wrap ups

synopsis: Educational Development Corporation, a publishing company specializing in books for children, will acquire Learning Wrap-Ups, Inc, a publisher of supplemental learning materials for math, vocabulary, and science that include unique self-correction features.
buyer: Educational Development Corporation (EDUC:$180.90)
EDC is a publishing company specializing in books for children. EDC is the exclusive US trade co-publisher of the line of educational children's books produced in the UK by Usborne Publishing Limited. EDC also exclusively publishes books through its ownership of Kane Miller Book Publisher. "
target: Learning Wrap ups
Learning Wrap-Ups publishes a variety of supplemental learning materials for math, vocabulary, and science and all products include unique self-correction features. The Company's most popular products include Learning Wrap-Ups and Learning Palette.
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announced 11/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Educational Development Corporation, will acquire Learning Wrap ups

synopsis: Educational Development Corporation, a publishing company specializing in books for children, will acquire Learning Wrap-Ups, Inc, a publisher of supplemental learning materials for math, vocabulary, and science that include unique self-correction features.
buyer: Educational Development Corporation (EDUC:$180.90)
EDC is a publishing company specializing in books for children. EDC is the exclusive US trade co-publisher of the line of educational children's books produced in the UK by Usborne Publishing Limited. EDC also exclusively publishes books through its ownership of Kane Miller Book Publisher. "
target: Learning Wrap ups
Learning Wrap-Ups publishes a variety of supplemental learning materials for math, vocabulary, and science and all products include unique self-correction features. The Company's most popular products include Learning Wrap-Ups and Learning Palette.
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closed 9/16/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Educational Development Corporation, acquired Demibooks

synopsis: Educational Development Corporation, the United States publisher of Usborne and Kane Miller books, has acquired Demibooks Inc., a company that allows students and teachers to create and share interactive story apps, games and class lessons directly on the iPad.
buyer: Educational Development Corporation (EDUC:$180.90)
Educational Development Corporation is the sole U.S. distributor of a line of children's books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited. "
target: Demibooks
Demibooks fosters creativity through storytelling. Students/teachers create and share interactive story apps, games and class lessons directly on the iPad. Demibooks Composer is a platform that creates apps and teaches students basic coding and development skills.
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cancelled 7/26/2006 via PR Newswire

Educational Development Corporation, cancelled an acquisition of Intervisual Books Inc.

synopsis: Randall White, CEO and President of Educational Development Corporation nnounces that effective July 26, 2006, the Plan of Reorganization and Dip Financing Agreement with Intervisual Books, Inc. located in Inglewood, California, that the Company entered into on July 13, 2006, has been cancelled.
buyer: Educational Development Corporation (EDUC:$180.90)
Educational Development Corporation is the United States trade publisher of a line of children’s books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited. "
target: Intervisual Books Inc.
Intervisual Books creates and packages a line of pop-up and novelty books, primarily for children. The company also produces pop-up and dimensional game boards and playsets as well as cloth books.
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closed 6/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Carson Dellosa Education, acquired Kids Station Toys

synopsis: Carson Dellosa Education, one of the nation’s leading educational solutions providers, announced the acquisition of Kids Station Toys, a leading manufacturer of musical instruments, cutting edge interactive electronic toys, and real electronics for kids of all ages.
buyer parent: Guardian Capital Partners
buyer: Carson Dellosa Education
Carson Dellosa Education is one of the nation’s leading educational solutions providers. From backpacks and back seats to teacher desks and learning centers, Carson Dellosa products can be found anywhere children learn. "
target: Kids Station Toys
Kids Station Toys is a leading manufacturer of musical instruments, cutting edge interactive electronic toys, and real electronics for kids of all ages.
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closed 11/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Audax Group, acquired PlayMonster

synopsis: Audax Group has acquired PlayMonster, a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools, from Topspin Partners, a suburban NY-based private equity fund focused on the lower middle-market.
buyer: Audax Group
Audax Group was founded in 1999 by Geoff Rehnert and Marc Wolpow with the vision of building an investment platform to provide capital for middle market companies. Audax Group manages approximately $13 billion of assets across its private equity, mezzanine debt, and private senior debt businesses. "
target parent: Topspin Partners
target: PlayMonster
PlayMonster, headquartered in Beloit, WI, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of family toys, games, preschool toys, creative activities and teaching tools. Top-selling brands include 5 Second Rule®, Perplexus™ Don’t Rock the Boat™, Farkle, The Game of THINGS…®, Mirari®, Buzzword® and more.
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closed 3/27/2019 via PR Newswire

Scholastic Inc., acquired Make Believe Ideas

synopsis: Scholastic Corporation, the global children's publishing, education and media company, announced that it completed the acquisition of Make Believe Ideas. The UK company creates over 100 new titles a year, publishes into many different languages and fosters relationships with incredible collaborators around the world.
buyer: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,642.90)
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. "
target: Make Believe Ideas
Make Believe Ideas was founded on a desire to create beautiful, innovative and educational products with an accessible price point. The UK company creates over 100 new titles a year, publishes into many different languages and fosters relationships with incredible collaborators around the world.
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closed 3/31/2015 via BusinessWire

Irving Place Capital, acquired Bendon

synopsis: Irving Place Capital has completed its acquisition of Bendon, a leading provider of non-licensed and licensed children’s coloring and activity products, from Wicks Group of Companies. Bendon’s product portfolio includes coloring and activity books, kits, sets and play packs, puzzle books, box puzzles, and other early childhood development games.
buyer: Irving Place Capital
Based in New York City, Irving Place Capital is a middle-market private equity firm that invests in buyouts, recapitalizations, and growth capital opportunities. The firm focuses on making control or entrepreneur-driven investments in retail and consumer, industrial and packaging companies. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Bendon
Based in Ashland, Ohio, Bendon is a leading designer and producer of children's coloring and activity products in the United States. The company has a broad non-licensed and licensed product portfolio which is distributed into a variety of different retailing partners.
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closed 8/6/2014 via Company Press Release

Bendon, acquired Artistic Studios

synopsis: Bendon, Inc., which is owned by Wicks Capital Partners IV, L.P. announced the acquisition of Artistic Studios, Ltd., LLC ("ASL"). ASL produces and sells premium children's activity products, art sets, and crafts in various retail channels in the U.S. and abroad with a strong distribution presence in the wholesale clubs.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: Bendon
Bendon Publishing International Inc. was founded in 2001. Since its inception, Bendon has become one of the fastest growing children’s book publishers in the nation. Bendon has maintained early success in part to our simple philosophy of listening to the customer and providing them what they want. "
target: Artistic Studios
Artistic Studios primarily produces and sells premium children's activity products, art sets, and crafts in various retail channels in the U.S. and abroad.
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closed 9/8/2022 via PR Newswire

Little Otter Health, acquired Little Renegades

synopsis: Little Otter, the nation's first fully digital, personalized mental health app for families, with a focus on children 0-14, announced the adoption of emotional wellness products brand Little Renegades into the Little Otter family to combat the pediatric mental health crisis.
buyer: Little Otter Health
Little Otter is personalized online mental health care for children 0-14, parents and families, providing solutions for all emotional, behavioral, and development questions. Little Otter is the first fully digital platform focused on children's mental health. "
target: Little Renegades
Little Renegades is an emotional wellness products brand. Little Renegades provides activity cards, journals and classroom materials to promote a child's mindfulness and emotional wellness.
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closed 2/18/2016 via BusinessWire

Blackstreet Capital Management, acquired AWE Acquisition, Inc.

synopsis: AWE Acquisition, Inc., an affiliate of Blackstreet Capital Holdings, LLC (BCH) has acquired substantially all of the assets of Advanced Workstations in Education, Inc. The company provides literacy-focused digital learning solutions for early learners to public libraries throughout the United States and Canada.
buyer: Blackstreet Capital Management
Blackstreet Capital Holdings ("BCH") is a Chevy Chase, MD based diversified holding company run by Murry Gunty and Lawrence Berger. BCH currently has equity and debt holdings in education, consumer finance, and sports and entrainment. "
target: AWE Acquisition, Inc.
AWE (Advanced Workstations in Education) provides literacy-focused digital learning solutions for early learners to public libraries throughout the US and Canada. Their turnkey learning products deliver award winning multi-curricular content through a safe environment that is easy to setup and use.
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closed 5/20/2015 via PE Hub

Sandbox & Co., acquired Family Education Network

synopsis: Sandbox & Co., an industry-focused investor committed to building businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors, has acquired Family Education Network (FEN) from Pearson. FEN is an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox is an industry-focused investor committed to building and supporting businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors. Founded in 2014, the partners of Sandbox have a long track-record of acquiring, transforming and scaling businesses and brands internationally. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Family Education Network
Family Education Network is the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. The company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
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closed 5/25/2018 via PR Newswire

University Games, acquired The Haywire Group

synopsis: University Games, a San Francisco-based game and puzzle company, announced the acquisition of The Haywire Group, the award-winning manufacturer of dozens of games including Flickin' Chicken and Pizza Party dice game.
buyer: University Games
University Games was founded by Cris Lehman and Bob Moog on April 1, 1985. The company is active in more than 60 countries developing, marketing and distributing board games, puzzles, STEAM products and pre-school activities. "
target: The Haywire Group
Haywire was founded in 2005 by Barbara and Michael Fisher. The Company specializes in learning games starting with the award winning Dicecapades. Currently the company markets games to children and families. Top sellers include Flickin' Chicken®, Pizza Party®, Kerfuffle® and Shaboom®.
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closed 7/6/2022 via Publishers Weekly

Cardinal Rule Press, Inc., acquired Bucket Fillers, Inc.

synopsis: Children’s book publisher Cardinal Rule Press has doubled in size after its acquisition of the assets of Bucket Fillers, a children’s publisher headquartered in Venice, Fla., that also publishes puzzles and educational materials, including multimedia teaching tools. Bucket Fillers will become an imprint of Cardinal Rule.
buyer: Cardinal Rule Press, Inc.
Founded in 2015, Cardinal Rule’s mission is to publish high-quality children’s literature that empowers children through timeless messages of hope, courage, and the Golden Rule. Cardinal Rule, which publishes four titles each year, has 25 titles in print. "
target: Bucket Fillers, Inc.
Bucket Fillers is a children’s publisher that also makes puzzles and educational materials, including multimedia teaching tools. Launched in 2006, Bucket Fillers’s mission is to help all ages grow in kindness, self-control, resilience, and forgiveness.
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closed 3/16/2022 via Company Press Release

Sourcebooks, acquired DuoPress LLC

synopsis: Sourcebooks, a top ten entrepreneurial U.S. publisher and largest woman-owned book publisher in North America, has acquired duopress, a minority-owned independent publisher of innovative, high-quality, and affordable books and gifts. As part of the deal, Sourcebooks acquires more than one hundred duopress titles and products.
buyer: Sourcebooks
Sourcebooks is a thriving entrepreneurial company that brings extraordinary authors to readers in the most dynamic, data-driven ways. They create books that transcend categories and defy odds, and have been honored with hundreds of national bestsellers and awards. "
target parent: Workman Publishing Co.
target: DuoPress LLC
DuoPress is a minority-owned, independent publishing company. They publish children’s books and gift books for all ages, as well as puzzles, flashcards, and games for kids. DuoPress collaborates with publishing professionals in more than five countries and across the United States.
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closed 3/3/2022 via Company Press Release

Union Square & Co., LLC, acquired Boxer Books Limited

synopsis: Union Square & Co. has acquierd Boxer Books, PLC, an independent London-based children’s publisher dedicated to picture books for children up to age 7. This acquisition includes more than 200 backlist titles and dozens of frontlist projects that will broaden the Union Square & Co. list in the infant and toddler space.
buyer parent: Elliott Management Corp.
buyer: Union Square & Co., LLC
Union Square & Co. is a talent-driven publisher whose mission is to promote excellence in contemporary publishing and to honor the vision of its creators by providing best-in-class production, editorial and design choices. "
target: Boxer Books Limited
Boxer Books is a small, wholly independent London-based children’s publishing business. They specialize in publishing creative picture books and board books for children aged up to 7, from emerging and established worldwide authors and illustrators.
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closed 7/28/2021 via PE Hub

Graphite Capital, acquired Wonderbly

synopsis: Graphite Capital, a leading UK mid-market private equity specialist, has acquired London-based Wonderbly, the world’s leading publishing platform for personalised children’s books. As a digital, direct-to-consumer publisher, Wonderbly sells its books in over 150 countries, and sold more than one million books in 2020.
buyer: Graphite Capital
Graphite is a specialist provider of private equity finance to mid-market companies in the UK. Graphite has backed management teams in more than 100 companies across a wide range of sectors, delivering strong returns for its investors through all stages of the economic cycle. "
target: Wonderbly
Based in the UK, Wonderbly is the world’s leading publishing platform for personalised children’s books. They conceive, design, promote, sell, and make books for customers all over the world. Since its inception, Wonderbly has shipped over 6.5 million books to over 150 countries.
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closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, acquired Head of Zeus

synopsis: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, a global independent publisher, has acquired Head of Zeus Limited (HoZ), an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, and more.
buyer: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (LSE:BMY:$280.06)
Bloomsbury Publishing is a global independent publisher across trade, specialist, professional, school, and higher education markets. Its Academic division publishes around 1,800 titles per year, specializing in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. "
target: Head of Zeus
Head of Zeus (HoZ) is an independent publishing house in the UK. HoZ publishes genre fiction, narrative nonfiction and children’s books. Their authors write biographies, crime novels, romances, popular science, thrillers, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, cook books, and more.
price ($mm)
$11
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

Trustbridge Partners, acquired Walker Books (UK)

synopsis: Forty-year-old independent Walker Books has been acquired by global children's content company Trustbridge Global Media, owned by private equity firm Trustbridge Partners. Walker is the world's leading employee-owned, independent British publisher of children's books.
buyer: Trustbridge Partners
Trustbridge Partners is a leading growth equity investor based in Shanghai. The firm focuses on high-quality growth opportunities in China. Trustbridge manages approximately $8 billion in assets from an investor base that includes university endowments, pension funds and strategic industry partners."
target: Walker Books (UK)
Walker is the world's leading employee-owned, independent British publisher of children's books. Walker Books is renowned for its truly original publishing and outstanding quality. Home to books for all ages, Walker Books publishes many award-winning authors, illustrators and brands.
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announced 4/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, will purchase UK and Poland Children's Books Business from Egmont Publishing

synopsis: Egmont Publishing announced that it has been agreed to sell the children’s books businesses in the UK and Poland together with Schneiderbuch in Germany, another children's books publisher, to HarperCollins.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is the second-largest consumer book publisher in the world. HarperCollins has publishing operations in 17 countries. With more than 120 branded imprints around the world, HarperCollins publishes approximately 10,000 new books every year in 16 languages. "
seller parent: Egmont Foundation
seller: Egmont Publishing
The acquisition includes the Egmont children’s books businesses in the UK and Poland as well as Schneiderbuch in Germany, another children's books publisher. Egmont Publishing is the UK’s leading specialist children’s publisher for babies to teens.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Boyds Mills & Kane, acquired minedition

synopsis: Boyds Mills & Kane, a publisher of illustrated titles for children ages 3 to 11, has acquired a majority stake in minedition, an international children's book publisher that specializes in picture books. minedition publishes high quality picture books that help children to develop a deeper appreciation for the world and expand their dreams.
buyer parent: Thinkingdom Media Group Ltd.
buyer: Boyds Mills & Kane
Boyds Mills & Kane is a publisher of illustrated titles for children ages 3 to 11. Boyds Mills & Kane offers fictional and nonfictional stories that help children improve their literacy skills. Their books feature clever plots, appealing characters and kid-sized dilemmas that children can relate to."
target: minedition
minedition is an international children's book publisher that specializes in picture books. minedition publishes high quality picture books that help children to develop a deeper appreciation for the world, expand their dreams and learn how to respect the environment, others and themselves.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sourcebooks, acquired Dawn Publications

synopsis: Sourcebooks, the Chicagoland independent publishing company, has acquired Dawn Publications, a Nevada City, Calif., press that is known in the school and library market for publishing picture books about nature and the environment. Dawn Publications was founded in 1979 with the publication of Sharing Nature with Children by Joseph Bharat Cornell.
buyer: Sourcebooks
Sourcebooks is an independent publishing house dedicated to sharing their passion for books in a wide variety of genres, including fiction, romance, children’s, young adult, college bound, parenting, memoir, and poetry. "
target: Dawn Publications
Dawn Publications, a Nevada City, Calif., press is known in the school and library market for publishing picture books about nature and the environment. Dawn Publications was founded in 1979 with the publication of Sharing Nature with Children by Joseph Bharat Cornell.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Penguin Random House India, acquired Duckbill Books

synopsis: Penguin Random House India, a publisher of fiction and non-fiction books in India, has acquired Duckbill Books, a publishing house in India that publishes children's books. Duckbill offers an eclectic mix of books for readers ranging from six-year-olds to young adults. Their books are primarily contemporary fiction with Indian settings.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House India
Penguin Random House India has been publishing in India for over thirty years, and publishes over three hundred newly acquired titles every year, with an active backlist of over four thousand titles. With a strong fiction and non-fiction list, it publishes across every segment. "
target: Duckbill Books
Duckbill Books is an independent publishing house in India that publishes children's books. Duckbill offers an eclectic mix of books for readers ranging from six-year-olds to young adults. Their books are primarily contemporary fiction with Indian settings.
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announced 11/13/2019 via Publishers Weekly

Penguin Random House, will acquire Eric Carle LLC

synopsis: Penguin Random House, a multinational conglomerate publishing company formed from the merger of Random House and Penguin Group, will acquire Eric Carle LLC, a company that manages the author Eric Carle’s books and has grown to include live children’s theater adaptions, interactive apps, direct-to-retail license and food- and beverage-licensing.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Penguin Random House
Penguin Random House is an American multinational conglomerate publishing company formed in 2013 from the merger of Random House and Penguin Group. Penguin Random House is the world's largest English language trade publisher, bringing people the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. "
target: Eric Carle LLC
Eric Carle LLC manages the author Eric Carle’s books. The brand has grown to include live children’s theater adaptions, interactive apps, direct-to-retail license and “good for you” food- and beverage-licensing, making it one of the biggest book-based preschool brands in the world.
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Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media.
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School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty is a leading distributor of innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to the education marketplace. The Company designs, develops, and provides educators with the latest and very best school supplies, furniture and both curriculum & supplemental learning resources.
year
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rev ($mm)
$674.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.45
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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K12, Inc.
K12, Inc.
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$93.43
EBIT ($mm)
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Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi is a publisher of books and educational aids for the school-going children of Malaysia. Sasbadi is an essential guide for students and teachers in elite smart schools in the cities, as well as simple schools in the kampungs.
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$23.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
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PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures, Inc.
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$2.94
EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: HMHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
As a global leader in K–12 education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) provides comprehensive learning solutions to help all students achieve their maximum potential. HMH also delights readers throughout the world with award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles.
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EBITDA ($mm)
$251.41
EBIT ($mm)
$56.98
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: TSE:6049
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ItoKuro Inc.
ItoKuro Inc.
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$26.36
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$5.90
Net Income ($mm)
$3.82
Employees
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Ticker: BSE:540497
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S Chand Group
S. Chand is the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India with an established brand selling over 24 million books. They specialize in Children Books, School Books K-12, Higher Academics Books, Engineering, Professional & Technical Books and more.
year
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rev ($mm)
$113.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.14
EBIT ($mm)
$22.85
Net Income ($mm)
$13.47
Employees
2389
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Ticker: NYSEAM:GNS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Genius Group Limited
Genius Group Limited
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$12.78
EBITDA ($mm)
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Cengage Learning
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$1,313.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$238.20
EBIT ($mm)
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Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
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$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
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3035
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Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
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2020
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$1,864.09
EBITDA ($mm)
$311.04
EBIT ($mm)
$214.32
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
6900
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Ticker: LSE:BMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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$280.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.13
EBIT ($mm)
$36.85
Net Income ($mm)
$26.95
Employees
738
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
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2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
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2116
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Ticker: SXI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Standex International
Standex International (NYSE:SXI), based in Salem, New Hampshire, is a diversified manufacturing and marketing company with operations in five business segments (listed in order of FY 2004 sales): Food Service Equipment Group, Air Distribution Products Group, Engineered Products Group, Consumer Grou
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$633.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$67.16
EBIT ($mm)
$52.96
Net Income ($mm)
$35.37
Employees
4000
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Ticker: EDUC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Educational Development Corporation
Educational Development Corporation
Educational Development Corporation is the sole U.S. distributor of a line of children's books produced in the United Kingdom by Usborne Publishing Limited.
year
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$180.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.43
EBIT ($mm)
$14.70
Net Income ($mm)
$11.77
Employees
214
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Ticker: SCHL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media.
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$1,642.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$183.90
EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: TSX:CJR.B
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
Corus Entertainment, Inc.
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year
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$1,243.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$399.97
EBIT ($mm)
$291.03
Net Income ($mm)
$134.77
Employees
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Smart Kids Group, Inc.
Smart Kids Group, Inc.
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year
2011
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.65)
Net Income ($mm)
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