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closed 4/20/2022 via PR Newswire

Brookes Publishing Co., Inc., acquired Caslon Publishing

synopsis: Brookes Publishing, a leading provider of evidence-based assessments, textbooks, and training for professionals in early childhood, special education, and communication, language, and literacy, has acquired the complete list of titles from Caslon Publishing, a trusted publisher of books on multilingual language and literacy education.
buyer: Brookes Publishing Co., Inc.
Brookes Publishing is an independent publishing company. Founded in 1978, Brookes has been the premier publisher of practical, research-based resources that support children’s healthy development and boost the learning and success of all people, with and without disabilities. "
target: Caslon Publishing
Caslon Publishing is an independent publisher. They publish texts for professional educators that address contemporary challenges across a wide range of contexts in language and literacy education, and its work actively promotes multilingualism and intercultural communication.
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Isabella Products, Inc., acquired StarWalk Kids Media LLC

synopsis: Isabella Products, Inc., the developer of the Fable tablet with insights from children, parents and teachers, announced that it has acquired StarWalk Kids Media LLC, a leading publisher and distributor of exclusive, high-quality eBooks delivered through its content platform and award-winning StarWalk Reader™.
buyer: Isabella Products, Inc.
Isabella developed the Fable tablet with insights from children, parents, and teachers in conjunction with its school and non-profit pilot programs. Fable's interface gives a child the freedom to explore, learn, play, create, and safely share within their own private network, managed by an adult. "
target parent: Seymour Science, LLC
target: StarWalk Kids Media LLC
StarWalk Kids Media is a leading digital learning company, setting new standards in EdTech software and the creation and delivery of narrated children's eBooks in the U.S. and abroad. The cloud-based StarWalk Reader™ and content delivery platform offer schools and libraries access to preK-8 eBooks.
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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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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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announced 8/31/2021 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill, will acquire Achieve3000

synopsis: McGraw Hill will acquire Achieve3000, a recognized leader in differentiated instruction and learning acceleration for PreK-12 students in all 50 states and 49 countries. The acquisition will further complement McGraw Hill's core products in PreK-12 with supplemental and intervention solutions to help students of all ages and abilities.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: McGraw-Hill
McGraw Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that drive results for students, parents, educators and professionals. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives. "
target: Achieve3000
Achieve3000 delivers a comprehensive learning platform that accelerates and deepens learning in literacy, math, science, social studies, and English Language Arts. Teachers in every subject rely on Achieve3000's solutions to promote equity, increase engagement, and accelerate learning.
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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sandbox & Co., acquired Hopster TV

synopsis: Sandbox and Co., UK's millennial learning company with a portfolio of digital products and services which help children learn while they play, has acquired Hopster, a company whose content helps develop kids’ literacy, numeracy and encourage exploring the world around them.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox and Co. is UK's millennial learning company with a portfolio of digital products and services which help children learn while they play. Their brands focus on globally relevant core subjects, encourage children to build on curiosity and help them develop 21st century skills. "
target: Hopster TV
By offering only developmental shows and then using them to power a carefully developed early years curriculum, UK's Hopster delivers a service parents can feel good about giving to their kids. Their content helps develop kids’ literacy, numeracy and encourage exploring the world around them.
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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 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Achieve3000, acquired ActivelyLearn

synopsis: Achieve3000, a provider of online reading and literacy tools, announced it has acquired Seattle-based Actively Learn, which also provides a suite of online reading materials and instructional supports aimed at helping students build literacy and critical-thinking skills.
buyer: Achieve3000
Achieve3000 offers online literacy tools for a range of students, from English language learners in schools to working adults. The company offers reading materials that are rewritten at 12 different levels in English, so that students can engage in the same content regardless of their reading skill."
target: ActivelyLearn
Seattle-based Actively Learn provides online reading materials and instructional supports aimed at helping students build literacy and critical-thinking skills. Actively Learn’s library includes 30,000 digital texts on subjects covering topics across English language arts, science and more.
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closed 3/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired myON

synopsis: Renaissance®, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, announced the acquisition of myON®, a leading provider of digital literacy solutions, from Francisco Partners. myON has created a personalized digital literacy environment that transforms learning.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance® is a leader in pre-K-12 learning analytics, enabling educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance's solutions facilitate the ability to analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
target: myON
myON has created a personalized digital literacy environment that transforms learning. myON expands the classroom by providing unlimited access to the largest collection of more than 13,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, real-time assessments, and a growing Literacy Toolkit.
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closed 2/28/2018 via BusinessWire

Asteria Education, Inc., acquired ECS Learning Systems, Inc.

synopsis: ECS Learning Systems, a leading integrated test prep company in Texas, announced Asteria Education, Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of ECS Learning Systems, Inc. ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®.
buyer: Asteria Education, Inc.
The mission of Asteria Education, Inc. is to provide affordable high quality learning solutions to help all students achieve academic success. Asteria was created in 2017 and is actively pursuing acquisition opportunities in the education space. "
target: ECS Learning Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®. From the beginning, their company mission has been to create quality, innovative K-12 resources that make teaching easier.
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closed 2/22/2017 via PE Hub

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired myON

synopsis: Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital reading products and services, announced that Francisco Partners, a leading technology investment firm, has acquired myON. Since launching in 2011, myON has established itself as the fastest growing digital literacy company for the K-12 education market.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $10 billion in capital and invested in more than 150 technology companies. "
target parent: Coughlan Companies
target: myON
myON has created a personalized digital literacy environment that transforms learning. myON expands the classroom by providing unlimited access to the largest collection of more than 13,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, real-time assessments, and a growing Literacy Toolkit.
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closed 7/27/2011 via Market Wire

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

synopsis: ePals Corp (formerly New University Holdings Corp.) has completed its previously announced merger with ePals, Inc., pursuant to which New University acquired all of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock of ePals ,Inc., a leading K12 social learning network (SLN) and education technology company.
buyer: New University Holdings Corp.
New University Holdings Corp. intends to identify and evaluate assets or businesses with a view to complete a qualifying transaction. The company was incorporated in July 2010 and is headquartered in New York, New York. "
target: ePals, Inc.
ePals, Inc. is a leading global K12 social learning network and offers primary and secondary schools, teachers, students and parents worldwide a safe and secure platform for building educational communities, providing quality digital content, and more.
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closed 9/12/2008 via Market Wire

Learning Trends, LLC, acquired Abrams & Company Publishers, Inc.

synopsis: Austin-based Learning Trends, LLC, announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Abrams Acquisition Corp., Inc., has merged with Abrams & Company Publishers, Inc., of Waterbury, CT. Abrams & Company is best known as the publisher of The Letter People® family of products for the early-childhood education market.
buyer: Learning Trends, LLC
Learning Trends was founded by publishing veterans Roy Mayers, Gunnar Voltz, Leslie Ford, and Lynn Keller, who have worked together and separately with many well known supplementary publishers, including Steck-Vaughn, Rigby, Options, Peoples, Modern Curriculum Press, and Simon & Schuster. "
target: Abrams & Company Publishers, Inc.
Abrams & Company is best known as the publisher of The Letter People® family of products for the early-childhood education market. Founders Richard and Patricia Abrams have successfully created and reinvented skills-based literacy programs around the Letter People for 20 years.
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closed 7/25/2007 via Company Press Release

Insight Venture Partners, purchased a minority stake in Achieve3000

synopsis: Achieve3000, the leader in Internet-based, differentiated instruction, with solutions for reading comprehension, vocabulary and writing proficiency, today announced the company has secured a $9 million investment from New York-based Insight Venture Partners.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is the fastest-growing venture capital firm specializing in software and the Internet. The team is composed of experienced investors and operating executives, and a capital base of $3 billion to support the companies in which they invest. "
target: Achieve3000
Achieve3000 delivers differentiated literacy solutions proven to increase reading comprehension and fluency, vocabulary and writing proficiency for students in grades 2 through 12. Its proprietary software engine, provides each student with an appropriate version of the same content.
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closed 12/30/2021 via PR Newswire

Texthelp Systems Ltd., acquired Don Johnston, Inc.

synopsis: Texthelp, a global leader in literacy and accessibility technology, will acquire the Education Technology Division of Don Johnston Inc. The Education Technology Division specializes in assistive technology to help students overcome the barriers of dyslexia. Don Johnston Inc.'s curriculum division will form a new company, named Building Wings™.
buyer: Texthelp Systems Ltd.
Founded in 1996, Texthelp has established itself as the global pioneer and leader in cloud-based assistive technology and learning analytics for the education and corporate sectors. The company has supported 30 million students and employees worldwide with reading, writing, and more. "
target: Don Johnston, Inc.
The Education Technology Division of Don Johnston Inc. specializes in assistive technology to help students overcome the barriers of dyslexia and harness their unique strengths.
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closed 9/15/2021 via PR Web

MetaMetrics, Inc., acquired Elemeno

synopsis: MetaMetrics, developer of the widely adopted Lexile® and Quantile® Frameworks, announced the acquisition of Elemeno®, an edtech company focused on bridging the research-to-practice gap in early literacy by packaging scientific knowledge into useful tools for practitioners.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: MetaMetrics, Inc.
MetaMetrics® is an award-winning education technology organization that offers the only scientifically valid, universal scales for measuring reading and listening (Lexile®) as well as math (Quantile®). "
target: Elemeno
Elemeno is an edtech company focused on bridging the research-to-practice gap in early literacy by packaging scientific knowledge into useful tools for practitioners.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired Lalilo

synopsis: Renaissance, a global leader in technology-enhanced literacy, has acquired France-based Lalilo, a ground-breaking research-based foundational literacy program. Lalilo leads students through a standards-aligned series of engaging lessons to perfect pre-reading and reading skills, including phonological awareness, phonics, word work, and grammar.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts. Resistance provides educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. "
target: Lalilo
Based in France, Lalilo’s mission is to end illiteracy, the number one education problem that affects young students. The company's revolutionary, adaptive program helps every child learn how to read at their own pace and empowers teachers to personalize learning in any instructional environment.
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closed 9/13/2018 via BusinessWire

EMC School, acquired Mondo Publishing

synopsis: Carnegie Learning’s EMC School division, a leading provider of digital and blended literacy solutions, announced its acquisition of Mondo Publishing, a company celebrated for its K-5 literacy resources and professional learning services.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: EMC School (:$0.00)
EMC School, a division of Carnegie Learning, is a recognized leader in language learning solutions. Founded in 1954, EMC offers core instructional solutions and materials, supplements, and assessments for the K-12 market. "
target: Mondo Publishing
Since 1986, Mondo (meaning “world” in Italian) has been providing ongoing professional learning services and developing high-quality literacy resources for K-5 classrooms.
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closed 5/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Cambium Learning Group, Inc., acquired VKidz Inc

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational technology solutions company committed to helping all students reach their full potential, has acquired Vkidz, an edtech company dedicated to helping deliver the best education to students using technology.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group, Inc. is an award-winning educational technology solutions leader dedicated to helping all students reach their potential through individualized and differentiated instruction. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: VKidz Inc
Vkidz is an edtech company dedicated to helping deliver the best education to students using technology. Organized in two business units, Vkidz serves both school systems and homeschooling families with innovative, research-based educational products.
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closed 12/6/2016 via BusinessWire

Waterford Institute, acquired Curriculet

synopsis: Waterford Institute, a nonprofit edtech and research center, announced the acquisition of Curriculet. Curriculet’s platform, a self-guided independent reading program, will become part of the Waterford curriculum and provide students from grades 3 to 6 with a breadth of individualized reading experiences.
buyer: Waterford Institute
Waterford Institute is a nonprofit research center that creates personalized cloud-based instruction through an award-winning curriculum, content, and assessment for children in pre-K to 6th grade. "
target: Curriculet
Curriculet enables teachers to deliver customized, Common Core aligned learning and digitally create and share their curriculum materials. Curriculet allows school districts nationwide to purchase ebooks at a lower cost, expanding their library and enabling teachers to broaden their reading lists.
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closed 4/20/2022 via PR Newswire

Brookes Publishing Co., Inc., acquired Caslon Publishing

synopsis: Brookes Publishing, a leading provider of evidence-based assessments, textbooks, and training for professionals in early childhood, special education, and communication, language, and literacy, has acquired the complete list of titles from Caslon Publishing, a trusted publisher of books on multilingual language and literacy education.
buyer: Brookes Publishing Co., Inc.
Brookes Publishing is an independent publishing company. Founded in 1978, Brookes has been the premier publisher of practical, research-based resources that support children’s healthy development and boost the learning and success of all people, with and without disabilities. "
target: Caslon Publishing
Caslon Publishing is an independent publisher. They publish texts for professional educators that address contemporary challenges across a wide range of contexts in language and literacy education, and its work actively promotes multilingualism and intercultural communication.
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closed 4/20/2022 via PR Newswire

Brookes Publishing Co., Inc., acquired Caslon Publishing

synopsis: Brookes Publishing, a leading provider of evidence-based assessments, textbooks, and training for professionals in early childhood, special education, and communication, language, and literacy, has acquired the complete list of titles from Caslon Publishing, a trusted publisher of books on multilingual language and literacy education.
buyer: Brookes Publishing Co., Inc.
Brookes Publishing is an independent publishing company. Founded in 1978, Brookes has been the premier publisher of practical, research-based resources that support children’s healthy development and boost the learning and success of all people, with and without disabilities. "
target: Caslon Publishing
Caslon Publishing is an independent publisher. They publish texts for professional educators that address contemporary challenges across a wide range of contexts in language and literacy education, and its work actively promotes multilingualism and intercultural communication.
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closed 4/20/2022 via PR Newswire

Brookes Publishing Co., Inc., acquired Caslon Publishing

synopsis: Brookes Publishing, a leading provider of evidence-based assessments, textbooks, and training for professionals in early childhood, special education, and communication, language, and literacy, has acquired the complete list of titles from Caslon Publishing, a trusted publisher of books on multilingual language and literacy education.
buyer: Brookes Publishing Co., Inc.
Brookes Publishing is an independent publishing company. Founded in 1978, Brookes has been the premier publisher of practical, research-based resources that support children’s healthy development and boost the learning and success of all people, with and without disabilities. "
target: Caslon Publishing
Caslon Publishing is an independent publisher. They publish texts for professional educators that address contemporary challenges across a wide range of contexts in language and literacy education, and its work actively promotes multilingualism and intercultural communication.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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)
$0.60
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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:$113.05)
S. Chand is the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India with an established brand selling over 24 million books. They specialize in Children Books, School Books K-12, Higher Academics Books, Engineering, Professional & Technical Books and more. "
target: Chetana Publications (India) LLP
Chetana Publications is a K-12 Educational Publisher in India. Chetana has been a major force in K12 segment with more than 1000 titles published every year and more than 10 million books published in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and Tamil language.
price ($mm)
$8.54*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 7/11/2018 via BNC Analysis

Editrice La Scuola S.p.A, acquired SEI - Società Editrice Internazionale S.p.A

synopsis: Brescia, Italy based publishing house Editrice La Scuola has taken over 100% of the Società Editrice Internazionale S.p.A (SEI). SEI is a publishing company officially formed in 1908 in Turin, Italy after having been active since 1859, when it was founded by Don Bosco. SEI is specialized in scholastic publishing.
buyer: Editrice La Scuola S.p.A
Editrice La Scuola is an Italian publishing house founded in Brescia in 1904. Editrice LA Scuola publishes textbooks for university and primary and secondary school, non-fiction and fiction, magazines for primary/secondary school and more. "
target: SEI - Società Editrice Internazionale S.p.A
Società Editrice Internazionale S.p.A (usually abbreviated to SEI ) is a publishing company officially formed in 1908 in Turin, Italy after having been active since 1859, when it was founded by Don Bosco. SEI is specialized in scholastic publishing.
price ($mm)
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announced 6/13/2018 via BusinessWire

Vista Higher Learning, Inc., will acquire Santillana USA

synopsis: Vista Higher Learning, Inc., the leading educational publisher of world language products in the US, has announced an agreement with the PRISA education subsidiary SANTILLANA, for the acquisition of SANTILLANA USA’s operations. SANTILLANA USA is a leading company for the learning of Spanish at all levels in the U.S. market.
buyer: Vista Higher Learning, Inc.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Vista Higher Learning, Inc. was founded in 2000 as a specialized publisher focused exclusively on world languages. Since that time, VHL has become the market leader for language learning solutions for Spanish, French, German, and Italian. "
target parent: Prisa
target: Santillana USA
Santillana USA, based in Miami, Florida, are dedicated to the diffusion of the Spanish and English language by offering quality second language instructional materials and children’s literature for K-12 education.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/23/2018 via Reuters

Kroton Educacional S.A., will acquire Somos Educação S.A.

synopsis: Brazil’s largest for-profit education firm, Kroton Educacional SA, will acquire Somos Educação SA, Brazil’s largest basic education company and one of the largest educational groups in the world.
buyer: Kroton Educacional S.A. (KROT3:$1,443.80)
Kroton Educacional is one of the largest private educational organizations in Brazil and worldwide, with a trajectory of over 50 years rendering services in the Primary & Secondary education segment and over 15 years in Postsecondary Education. "
target: Somos Educação S.A. (ABRE3:$539.31)
SOMOS Educação is Brazil’s largest basic education company and one of the largest educational groups in the world. Their schools, educational systems, publishing, products and services for management and complementary education impact on everyday life.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,338 [$1,688]*
rev ($mm)
$553
EBITDA ($mm)
$116
EV / rev
3.9x
EV / EBITDA
18.7x
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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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.
year
2023
rev ($mm)
$1,642.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$183.90
EBIT ($mm)
$92.60
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: OTCPK:SCOO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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
2019
rev ($mm)
$626.07
EBITDA ($mm)
$7.59
EBIT ($mm)
($10.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1136
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Ticker: KLSE:SASBADI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$23.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
$1.98
Employees
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Ticker: LRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,154.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$93.43
EBIT ($mm)
$65.11
Net Income ($mm)
$46.90
Employees
4950
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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
2018
rev ($mm)
$113.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.14
EBIT ($mm)
$22.85
Net Income ($mm)
$13.47
Employees
2389
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Ticker: PCSV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. is a developer of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education products for preschool through college students.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2.94
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
19
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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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,050.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$251.41
EBIT ($mm)
$56.98
Net Income ($mm)
$213.58
Employees
2600
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Ticker: NYSE:JW.A
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,864.09
EBITDA ($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
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is an independent publisher with offices in London, New York, New Delhi and Sydney. Bloomsbury has built a reputation for publishing works of excellence and originality. Bloomsbury has a valuable portfolio of content and rights based intellectual property assets.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$280.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.13
EBIT ($mm)
$36.85
Net Income ($mm)
$26.95
Employees
738
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Ticker: TSE:6049
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ItoKuro Inc.
ItoKuro Inc.
Founded in 2006, ItoKuro is a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools. Their websites covers schools for elementary school to high school students. The company also offers marketing services to the education industry.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$26.36
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$5.90
Net Income ($mm)
$3.82
Employees
89
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Ticker: NYSEAM:GNS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Genius Group Limited
Genius Group Limited
Genius Group is a world-leading entrepreneur Edtech and education group, with a mission to disrupt the current education model with a student-centered, life-long learning curriculum that prepares students with the leadership, entrepreneurial and life skills to succeed in today’s market.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$12.78
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.49)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
241
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Ticker: OTCPK:CNGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,313.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$238.20
EBIT ($mm)
$146.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4400
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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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.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
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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