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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 6/2/2022 via Company Press Release

Riverside Insights, acquired Aperture Education, Inc.

synopsis: Riverside Insights, a developer of research-based assessments and analytics, has acquired Aperture Education, the leading provider of research-based social and emotional learning (SEL) assessments for K-12 schools. With over 65 years of combined research and SEL experience, Aperture sets the standard for research-based SEL assessment solutions.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Riverside Insights
Riverside Insights, one of the nation’s leading and most long-standing developers of research-based assessments, is led by a powerful mission: to provide insights that help elevate potential and enrich the lives of students, clinical patients, employees, and organizations globally. "
target: Aperture Education, Inc.
Aperture Education is the leading provider of research-based social and emotional learning assessments for K-12 schools. The Aperture System includes the DESSA suite of strength-based assessments, CASEL-aligned intervention strategies, and robust reporting, all in one easy-to-use digital platform.
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closed 7/27/2020 via BusinessWire

Edgenuity, Inc., acquired Purpose Prep

synopsis: Weld North Education announced it has acquired Purpose Prep, a leading technology-based online course provider focused on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Purpose Prep will become part of Edgenuity, a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Edgenuity, Inc.
Edgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market. Nationwide, Edgenuity is in use by more than 20,000 schools, including 20 of the 25 largest school districts, to meet academic goals and improve student outcomes. "
target: Purpose Prep
Purpose Prep is a leading technology-based online course provider focused on Social and Emotional Learning. The Purpose Prep curriculum focuses on personal, character, and leadership development as well as the development of healthy social and emotional skills and readiness for life beyond school.
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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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closed 12/22/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Teaching Strategies, Inc., acquired Noni Educational Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Teaching Strategies, a leading developer of early childhood curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and family engagement solutions, acquired Noni Educational Solutions, a trauma-focused edtech start-up that has developed a groundbreaking, app-based resource designed to support preschool-5th grade teachers.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through third grade. "
target: Noni Educational Solutions, LLC
Noni Educational Solutions is a trauma-focused edtech start-up that has developed a groundbreaking, app-based resource designed to support preschool-5th grade teachers working with children who have been impacted by trauma. noni™ for Teachers is an app-based digital coach.
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closed 2/11/2013 via PR Newswire

Kosmos, acquired Thames & Kosmos

synopsis: Thames & Kosmos (T&K) announced the completion of a majority investment from its primary partner company, Germany-based Kosmos International GmbH. The deal will boost T&K's marketing, product development, and logistical resources, while the publishing house Kosmos becomes the principal shareholder in T&K, a publisher of educational products.
buyer: Kosmos
Kosmos is a media publishing house based in Stuttgart, Germany. Its current output includes non-fiction, children's books, science kits and German-style board games. "
target: Thames & Kosmos
Thames & Kosmos is a publisher of over 60 science kits for kids of all ages, which cover topics such as biology, physics, astronomy, and alternative energy. It places an emphasis on teaching real-world issues and practical skills through hands-on experimentation and comprehensive reading materials.
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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 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 7/16/2021 via BusinessWire

Weld North Holdings, acquired Twig Education

synopsis: Weld North Education (WNE), the largest provider of digital curriculum solutions in the U.S., has acquired UK-based Twig Education, a provider of high-quality science curriculum products designed to improve science literacy globally. The acquisition of Twig is an important part of WNE's mission to expand its digital core curriculum offerings.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Weld North Holdings
Weld North Education (WNE), the largest digital education company in the U.S., was founded with the goal of creating a focused suite of digital curriculum solutions that enable teachers, administrators, parents, and students to benefit from innovative learning technologies. "
target: Twig Education
UK-based Twig Education is a STEM publishing company providing digital and print resources to more than 60 countries and in 20 different languages. Twig is a diverse team of individuals, all working together to create exciting and effective student learning experiences.
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closed 9/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Squla, acquired scoyo

synopsis: Squla, a consumer education company in the Netherlands, has acquired Scoyo, an online learning platform for primary and secondary school students in Germany. Scoyo makes learning fun by providing content in a cartoon world. They offer e-learning content for German and English language learning, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and art.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Squla
Squla is the leading consumer education brand for parents and their children in the Netherlands. Squla provides interactive educational tools for primary school students. Squla is linked to the Dutch national curriculum and is designed to supplement a student’s education in a fun and adaptive way. "
target: scoyo
Scoyo is an online learning platform for primary and secondary school students in Germany. Scoyo makes learning fun by providing content in a playful cartoon world. Their platform offers e-learning content for German and English language learning, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and art.
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announced 1/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Aakash Educational Services Limited, will acquire Meritnation

synopsis: Aakash Educational Services Ltd, a leading educational institution in India, will acquire a 66% stake in Meritnation from Info Edge, India’s premier online classifieds company. Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for math, science and English.
buyer: Aakash Educational Services Limited
Aakash is a leading educational institution in India. Aakash provides comprehensive test preparatory services to students preparing for medical and engineering entrance exams, school/board exams, KVPY, NTSE, Olympiads and other Foundation level exams. "
target parent: Info Edge
target: Meritnation
Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for mathematics, science and English. They also offer online and offline test preparation modules for various undergraduate entrance examinations.
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closed 4/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Nearpod, acquired Flocabulary

synopsis: Nearpod, an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom, has acquired Flocabulary, a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Their standards-based videos and instructional activities help develop core literacy skills.
buyer: Nearpod
Nearpod is an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom. Nearpod makes lectures more engaging through interactive multimedia presentations. With Nearpod, teachers can create mobile presentations, engage students in class, and assess them in real time. "
target: Flocabulary
Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers use Flocabulary’s standards-based videos and instructional activities to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills.
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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 8/2/2012 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Key Curriculum Press

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., announced the acquisition of Key Curriculum, a privately held developer of mathematics learning technology in the K-12 and higher education markets. Key Curriculum will contribute to the development of McGraw-Hill Education's math technologies.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets. "
target parent: EQT Partners AB
target: Key Curriculum Press
Key Curriculum Press develops effective, high-quality mathematics instructional materials and software.It offers professional development workshops, online courses and webinars to provide educators with the training, experience and support they need to incorporate effective teaching strategies.
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closed 9/13/2010 via PR Newswire

Scholastic Inc., acquired Math Solutions

synopsis: Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education, and media company, announced that it has acquired Math Solutions, a leading authority on K-12 mathematics instruction, providing teachers with the highest quality professional development services, publications and resources.
buyer: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,679.40)
Scholastic is a global children’s publishing and media company in both education and entertainment. Scholastic’s 78 year reputation for quality, learning and fun is based on a long-term relationship with teachers, parents and children, and its unique ability to understand what kids want and need. "
target: Math Solutions
Founded in 1984 by renowned educator Marilyn Burns, Math Solutions is dedicated to improving the teaching of mathematics by providing professional development and resources of the highest quality to K–8 teachers and administrators.
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closed 9/21/2005 via BusinessWire

McDougal, Littell & Co., purchased programs for grades 7-12 from Larson Learning, Inc.

synopsis: McDougal Littell, Houghton Mifflin's secondary educational publishing division, acquired programs for grades 7-12 from Larson Learning.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: McDougal, Littell & Co.
McDougal Littell, a division of Houghton Mifflin Company, is among the fastest growing publishers in the United States, recognized for its innovation, dedication, and responsiveness to the needs of educators. They publish print and technology materials for various subjects for grades 6 through 12. "
seller: Larson Learning, Inc.
Textbooks, learning software, and online interactive multimedia programs for K-12.
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closed 9/21/2005 via BusinessWire

Great Source Education Group, Inc., purchased K-6 programs from Larson Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Great Source Education Group, Houghton Mifflin's supplemental educational publishing division, acquired several K-6 programs from Larson Learning.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Great Source Education Group, Inc.
Great Source Education Group publishes affordable, curriculum-based resources for students and teachers in grades pre-K through 12, as well as for parents. Great Source also publishes programs designed to meet specific initiatives such as summer school, afterschool, intervention, test prep, and ESL."
seller: Larson Learning, Inc.
Textbooks, learning software, and online interactive multimedia programs for K-12.
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closed 10/14/2021 via BusinessWire

STEMscopes, acquired Study Edge

synopsis: STEMscopes has acquired Study Edge, a leading provider of technology-rich math curriculum and tutoring. The addition of Study Edge’s innovative solutions will allow STEMscopes to expand its learner-focused technology capabilities in STEMscopes Math while also adding to its digital core and supplemental offerings.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: STEMscopes
STEMscopes is a comprehensive suite of results-oriented STEM curriculum and professional development solutions used by 6 million students and 600,000 teachers across all 50 states. "
target: Study Edge
Study Edge is a national leader in digital content delivery, providing innovative online educational resources to over 1 million students and educators across the country. Study Edge operates four core products: Math Nation, Lecture PAL + Edge Prep, Tutor Matching Service, and Go Board.
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announced 8/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Avantel Limited, will acquire Wonder Whizkids

synopsis: Avantel, a company that specializes in integrating technologies related to wireless front-end, Satellite Communication, Network management, Software development and more, is acquiring Wonderwhizkids (Wiki Kids Limited), an e-Learning portal for K-8 to K-12 math & science students.
buyer: Avantel Limited (BSE:532406:$3.69)
Avantel specializes in integrating technologies related to wireless front-end, Satellite Communication, Embedded systems, Signal Processing, Network management and Software development. They are based in Hyderabad, India. "
target: Wonder Whizkids
Wonderwhizkids (Wiki Kids Limited) is an e-Learning portal for K-8 to K-12 math & science students in India. The portal features math, biology, physics and chemistry concepts aligned with International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placements and NCERT standards.
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closed 4/28/2006 via Company Press Release

Electric Word Plc, acquired Incentive Plus

synopsis: Electric Word plc, the specialist information publisher, announced the acquisition of Incentive Plus Limited and Incentive Publishing Limited, for a total cash consideration of £2.05 million. Both businesses are closely affiliated to and supply the educational markets which Electric Word serves and for which it holds large databases.
buyer: Electric Word Plc (AIM:ELE:$3.47)
Electric Word is a specialist information business that serves the sport and education sectors. Our range of products and services includes newsletters, magazines, websites, events, books, special reports and bespoke research. "
target: Incentive Plus
Educating Young People for Responsible Participation In Society. Incentive Plus supports all those in education in recognising the importance of educating for responsible participation in Society.
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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 11/30/2021 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 11/30/2021 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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announced 8/12/2022 via Reuters

Novus Holdings, will purchase South African courseware business from Pearson plc

synopsis: Novus Holdings, a commercial printing and manufacturing company in South Africa, will acquire Pearson's South African courseware business. Pearson is the world's leading learning company. Their South African courseware business includes its K12, Technical & Vocational Education and Training catalogue and higher education courseware.
buyer: Novus Holdings (JSE:NVS:$183.52)
Novus Holdings is a commercial printing and manufacturing company in South Africa. Their operations include printing services for magazines, retail inserts, catalogues, books, newspapers, commercial and digital work, labels, educational materials and manufacturing of tissue products. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is a world leading learning company dedicated to lifelong learning. Their South African courseware business includes its K12, Technical & Vocational Education and Training catalogue and higher education courseware.
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announced 6/8/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Sanoma Oyj, will purchase K12 learning content business from Pearson plc

synopsis: Sanoma, a leading learning and media company in Finland, will acquire Pearson’s local K12 learning content business in Italy. Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Their K12 learning content business provides schools with high-quality learning materials. The acquisition also includes Pearson’s small exam preparation business in Germany.
buyer: Sanoma Oyj (HLSE:SAA1V:$1,252.10)
Finland-based Sanoma is a leading learning and media company. Sanoma enables teachers to excel at developing the talents of every child, provides consumers with engaging content, and offers unique marketing solutions to business partners. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Their local K12 learning content business provides Italian schools with high-quality learning materials. Their small exam preparation business provides exam preparation services to students in Germany.
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closed 1/11/2022 via PR Newswire

Learners Edge, acquired Lavinia Group

synopsis: Quad-C Management, Inc., a leading middle market private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, Learners Edge, has acquired Lavinia Group. Lavinia Group provides world-class professional development for K-8 teachers to ensure joyful, student-centered, research-based literacy, math, and social studies instruction.
buyer parent: Quad-C Management, Inc.
buyer: Learners Edge
Founded in 2002, Learners Edge is committed to serving educators throughout their journeys—from initial teacher certification through re-licensure, professional development and salary advancement. Learners Edge offers over 120 credit-bearing continuing education courses for preK-12 educators. "
target: Lavinia Group
Based in New York, Lavinia Group provides world-class professional development for K-8 teachers and school leaders to ensure joyful, student-centered, research-based literacy, math, and social studies instruction that drives real results. Lavinia Group was founded in 2015 by Arin Lavinia.
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announced 12/7/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Onex Corporation, will acquire TES Global

synopsis: Toronto-based Onex Corporation will acquire Tes Global, a leading education technology services provider, from Providence Equity Partners L.L.C. Headquartered in London, England, Tes is an international provider of comprehensive software solutions for the education sector.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$2,374.00)
Toronto-based Onex invests and manages capital on behalf of its shareholders, institutional investors, and high net worth clients from around the world. Onex has approximately $47 billion of assets under management, of which approximately $7.9 billion is its own investing capital. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: TES Global
Based in the UK, Tes Global is an international provider of software services to make life easier for schools and teachers. All products and services are built with teachers and schools needs at the core, ensuring they are innovative, trusted education solutions.
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closed 7/16/2021 via BusinessWire

Weld North Holdings, acquired Twig Education

synopsis: Weld North Education (WNE), the largest provider of digital curriculum solutions in the U.S., has acquired UK-based Twig Education, a provider of high-quality science curriculum products designed to improve science literacy globally. The acquisition of Twig is an important part of WNE's mission to expand its digital core curriculum offerings.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Weld North Holdings
Weld North Education (WNE), the largest digital education company in the U.S., was founded with the goal of creating a focused suite of digital curriculum solutions that enable teachers, administrators, parents, and students to benefit from innovative learning technologies. "
target: Twig Education
UK-based Twig Education is a STEM publishing company providing digital and print resources to more than 60 countries and in 20 different languages. Twig is a diverse team of individuals, all working together to create exciting and effective student learning experiences.
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announced 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

Edmentum, will acquire Apex Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Edmentum, a global pioneer in education technology, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Apex Learning, a Seattle-based industry leader in digital curriculum and virtual learning with over 20 years of deep expertise providing high-quality, rigorous, and teacher-centered programs.
buyer parent: The Vistria Group
buyer: Edmentum
Edmentum is a leading provider of online learning programs designed to drive student achievement for academic and career success. Their virtual learning solution, EdOptions Academy, is a fully accredited K-12 online school. "
target parent: Education Growth Partners
target: Apex Learning, Inc.
Schools and districts nationwide implement Apex Learning digital curriculum to personalize the learning experience and support success for all students—from those who are struggling to those capable of accelerating.
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closed 1/28/2021 via PR Newswire

Verge Learning Inc., acquired XceptionalED

synopsis: Verge Learning Inc., a marketplace of special education tools and resources worldwide, has acquired XceptionalED, a professional development platform of online courses and conferences supporting disability-focused professionals, educators, advocates, and parents. XceptionalED will be integrated into Verge Learning's teletherapy platform.
buyer: Verge Learning Inc.
Verge Learning is a comprehensive marketplace of special education-focused technology and resources, including teletherapy, professional development, and student content management for therapists, clinics, and school districts. "
target: XceptionalED
XceptionalED is a professional development platform of online courses, conferences, and podcasts supporting disability-focused professionals, educators, advocates, and parents. XceptionalED offers high-quality, impactful, cost-effective online courses built on evidence-based foundations.
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closed 1/20/2021 via Company Press Release

A Pass Educational Group, LLC, acquired Victory Productions

synopsis: A Pass Educational Group, LLC (A Pass), a national leader in custom education content development, has acquired Victory Productions, another leading content development house for learning companies and organizations.
buyer: A Pass Educational Group, LLC
A Pass Educational Group, LLC works with educational publishers and other organizations to develop customized educational/training content. Their more than 2,000 contractors include writers, editors, subject matter experts, instructional designers, and artists. "
target: Victory Productions
Victory Productions was founded in 1995 by Victoria Porras. Victory creates integrated learning experiences, from designing and aligning curriculum to enhancing professional practice. Their combined expertise and close collaboration enable them to connect every phase of the learning continuum.
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closed 9/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Arco Platform Limited, acquired Studos Software Ltda.

synopsis: Sao Paulo-based Arco has acquired Studos Software Ltda., a Brazilian technology provider for personalized student assessment, data-based academic performance diagnostics, and AI-powered adaptive learning and test prep. The acquisition is part of Arco's strategy to acquire technology companies that increase the value of its learning systems.
buyer: Arco Platform Limited (ARCE:$168.64)
Brazil-based Arco aims to transform the way students learn. The company's data-driven learning, interactive content, and scalable curriculum allows students to personalize their learning experience with high-quality solutions while enabling schools to provide a broader approach to education. "
target: Studos Software Ltda.
Studios is a Brazilian technology provider for personalized student assessment, data-based academic performance diagnostics, and AI-powered adaptive learning and test prep. Studios supplies K-12 schools with content and tools that enable teachers to create and grade online and offline assessments.
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Edgenuity, Inc., acquired Purpose Prep

synopsis: Weld North Education announced it has acquired Purpose Prep, a leading technology-based online course provider focused on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Purpose Prep will become part of Edgenuity, a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Edgenuity, Inc.
Edgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market. Nationwide, Edgenuity is in use by more than 20,000 schools, including 20 of the 25 largest school districts, to meet academic goals and improve student outcomes. "
target: Purpose Prep
Purpose Prep is a leading technology-based online course provider focused on Social and Emotional Learning. The Purpose Prep curriculum focuses on personal, character, and leadership development as well as the development of healthy social and emotional skills and readiness for life beyond school.
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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:$4.43)
Robo is a leading brand of 3D printers, empowering 3D creation with its growing line of products in hardware, materials, and content. MyStemKits develops K-12 curriculum for standards-driven instruction and 3D-printable manipulatives to create an end-to-end STEM solution.
price ($mm)
$0.60
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closed 1/8/2020 via BusinessWire

Edgenuity, Inc., acquired LearnZillion

synopsis: Weld North Education has acquired LearnZillion, a leading provider of K-12 high-quality digital-first core curriculum. LearnZillion will become part of Edgenuity, a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Edgenuity, Inc.
Edgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market. Nationwide, Edgenuity is in use by more than 20,000 schools, including 20 of the 25 largest school districts, to meet academic goals and improve student outcomes. "
target: LearnZillion
LearnZillion curates and publishes the highest-quality core instructional materials, supported by exceptional professional development. LearnZillion is committed to helping educators plan and deliver powerful, lasting learning experiences.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Coded Minds, acquired EdgeMakers

synopsis: Dubai-based education company, Coded Minds, acquired EdgeMakers STEM Learning Lab, a global education company. Headquartered in the US and Canada, EdgeMakers offers STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics), and leadership education to children across the Americas.
buyer: Coded Minds
Coded Minds is a global iSTEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) & leadership education technology company. They offer reverse engineered courses with a practical, hands-on problem solving and project-based curriculum. "
target: EdgeMakers
EdgeMakers provides educators with the tools to teach innovative thinking. EdgeMakers offers STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics), and leadership education to children across the Americas.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

STEM Learning Lab merged with EdgeMakers,

synopsis: EdgeMakers announced that they have merged with Canada's STEM Learning Lab. By offering learning camps, STEM Learning Lab helps student explore, create, and play in order to learn about the world around them. EdgeMakers provides the curriculum and professional development that empower K-12 educators to deliver disciplines of the 21st century.
buyer: EdgeMakers
EdgeMakers provides the curriculum and professional development that empower K-12 educators to deliver disciplines of the 21st century. Through their STEM 2.0 program, learners can develop technical proficiencies, soft skills and an innovative thinking mindset to prepare them for the future. "
target: STEM Learning Lab
Canada's STEM Learning Lab promotes education in STEM. By offering learning camps, they help student explore, create, and play in order to learn about the world around them. They believe that learning is most effective when combined with fun, challenge-based, hands-on learning experiences.
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closed 2/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nexus Capital Management LP, purchased US K-12 Courseware Business from Pearson plc

synopsis: Pearson has sold its U.S K-12 courseware business to Nexus Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. The assets in this sale involve the majority of the print and digital instructional resources on Pearson’s K-12 schools website, including Elevate Science, enVision Math, iLit and myView Literacy.
buyer: Nexus Capital Management LP
Nexus Capital Management was formed in 2013 to make opportunistic debt and equity investments in a broad range of companies and industries. Their Founding Partners have invested together for almost 20 years through multiple economic and financial cycles. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
The assets involve the majority of the print and digital instructional resources on Pearson’s K-12 schools website, including Elevate Science, enVision Math, iLit and myView Literacy.
price ($mm)
$250
rev ($mm)
$464
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/20/2018 via Company Press Release

ACT, Inc., acquired Knovation, Inc.

synopsis: ACT, the nonprofit learning, measurement and navigation organization behind the ACT® test, announced it has acquired Knovation, Inc., a leading curator of K-12 open educational resources (OER). Knovation, which was created 19 years ago, pioneered the use of well-curated, free content in K-12 instruction.
buyer: ACT, Inc.
ACT is a mission-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. They are trusted as a national leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly 60 years of research. "
target: Knovation, Inc.
Knovation, Inc. is a leading curator of K-12 open educational resources (OER). Knovation, which was created 19 years ago, pioneered the use of well-curated, free content in K-12 instruction. It has received industry recognition for innovation, effectiveness and ease of use.
price ($mm)
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announced 12/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Providence Equity Partners Inc., will acquire TES Global

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners has announced an agreement to acquire Tes Global Group Ltd (“Tes”) from TPG. Tes supports and connects teachers and schools worldwide, helping them improve children’s lives through education. They host a digital community of 11.6m educators, who create and share-teaching resources downloaded up to a million times a day.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is a premier global asset management firm with $30 billion in assets under management across complementary private equity and credit businesses. Providence has invested in more than 180 companies and has become a leading equity investment firm. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: TES Global
TES Global is a digital education company. They are home to the world’s largest online community of teachers. They host a global marketplace where educators share and sell original teaching materials; Blendspace, a lesson-building product; and Wikispaces, an open classroom management platform.
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closed 12/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired Accelerate learning

synopsis: The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, has acquired a majority stake in Accelerate Learning, a global provider of PreK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education products and services. Accelerate Learning's STEMscopes product is a digital science solution for PreK through 12th grade students.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$5,531.80)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $210 billion of assets under management across 335 investment vehicles. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. "
target: Accelerate learning
Accelerate Learning is a global provider of PreK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education products and services. Their STEMscopes product is a digital science solution for PreK through 12th grade students offering three core curriculum programs.
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announced 8/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

S Chand Group, will acquire Chetana Publications (India) LLP

synopsis: Indian publishing company S Chand and Co. Ltd announced plans to buy a controlling 51% stake in Chetana Publications Pvt. Ltd to expand its base in the school education space. Chetana Publications is a K-12 Educational Publisher in India. Chetana has been a major force in K12 segment with more than 1000 titles published every year.
buyer: S Chand Group (BSE:540497:$113.05)
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. "
target: Chetana Publications (India) LLP
Chetana Publications is a K-12 Educational Publisher in India. Chetana has been a major force in K12 segment with more than 1000 titles published every year and more than 10 million books published in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and Tamil language.
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$8.54*
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