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closed 2/9/2007 via PR Newswire

EMCParadigm, acquired JIST Publishing

synopsis: EMC Corporation, an independent educational publisher has acquired JIST Publishing, Inc., a leading developer and publisher of educational materials covering job search, resumes and career reference, self-assessment, and planning in the school, library, employment and training, and trade markets of North America.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: EMCParadigm (:$0.00)
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages. "
target: JIST Publishing
JIST's products assist students, teachers, career counselors and adults learn about job searches, career exploration, occupational information, life skills. JIST's products include assessment materials, workbooks and textbooks, career reference books, videos/DVDs/software, and websites.
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closed 2/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

SEEK Ltd., acquired Gradconnection

synopsis: Online jobs classifieds and services business SEEK has acquired graduate job marketplace GradConnection in a move to target young jobseekers finishing up their education. GradConnection connects university graduates with top employers since being founded in 2008.
buyer: SEEK Ltd. (SKLTF.PK:$936.33)
SEEK can help you achieve your career goals. We are Australia's most popular choice for advertisers searching for the right candidate, and job seekers looking for the right job. SEEK is owned and operated in Australia and also has offices across New Zealand and the UK. "
target: Gradconnection
GradConnection connects university graduates with top employers since being founded in 2008. GradConnection is one of the most successful graduate recruitment sites across Australia, South Africa, U.K., U.S., and Asia.
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closed 12/20/2018 via PR Newswire

Capp & Co. Limited, acquired Koru

synopsis: Capp & Co., a leader in strength-based talent assessment, announces that it has completed its acquisition of Koru Careers, Inc.'s predictive hiring business. With Koru's assessment of the Koru7™ Impact Skills and its predictive hiring platform, Capp is now able to assess a wider range of work-related strengths and predict the fit of job applicants.
buyer: Capp & Co. Limited
Capp & Co. designs new and better ways of assessing people. At the heart of their product offering is their 'Strengths' methodology' developed by their CEO Alex Linley, an expert in the field of Positive Psychology. Capp works with clients across the entire candidate and employee life cycle. "
target: Koru
Koru is the leader in predictive hiring based on what really drives performance. Based on the Koru7™Impact Skills and using its predictive hiring platform, Koru identifies the predictors of performance and develops models to assess fit of applicants in jobs.
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closed 8/7/2018 via BusinessWire

Symplicity Corporation, acquired Contratanet

synopsis: Symplicity Corporation, a provider of SaaS-based solutions for colleges and graduate school programs, has acquired Contratanet, a network of career portals for jobs and internships in Brazil. Contratanet connects higher education institutions, companies, candidates and portal partners to bring together quality opportunities and professionals.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Symplicity Corporation
Symplicity sells SaaS-based solutions to over 1,200 colleges and graduate school programs that help manage all aspects of a student’s life on campus, including career services, academics, behavioral intervention, and student conduct. "
target: Contratanet
Contratanet is the largest integrated network of job portals for jobs and internships in Brazil. Their technology connects higher education institutions, companies, candidates and portal partners to bring together quality opportunities and professionals.
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closed 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Absolventa, acquired Trendence

synopsis: Funke Media Group announced that its subsidiary Absolventa GmbH, which operates career websites for young job seekers, has acquired a 100-percent stake in Trendence, a market research firm based in Berlin. Trendence Institute is Europe’s leading research institute specialising in employer branding and personnel marketing.
buyer parent: Funke Mediengruppe GmbH
buyer: Absolventa
Absolventa GmbH owns and operates an online job exchange portal. They collaborate with over 4.000 companies from different industries. In an increasingly competitive landscape for recruiting Absolventa managed to build a unique and distinctive career hub in order to provide for talented employees. "
target parent: Group GTI Ltd.
target: Trendence
Trendence Institute is Europe’s leading research institute specialising in employer branding and personnel marketing. More than three million school-leavers, students and young professionals from all over the world take part in our studies on their career ambitions and employers of choice.
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closed 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

AlmaMapper, acquired VibrantMinds Technologies

synopsis: Ahmedabad-based AlmaMapper, a free utility platform that connects teachers, campuses and students, has acquired VibrantMinds Technologies, a company that operates a recruitment platform which helps employers and candidates to connect with each other. They provide services such as campus hiring, talent evaluation, and resume building.
buyer: AlmaMapper
Ahmedabad-based AlmaMapper is a free utility platform that connects teachers, campuses and students. The utilities it provides include discovery of campuses, alumni, notes, courses, events, jobs and internships to more than 800,000 students registered on the platform. "
target: VibrantMinds Technologies
VibrantMinds Technologies operates a recruitment platform which helps employers and candidates to connect with each other. They provide services such as campus hiring, talent evaluation, and resume building. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Pune, India.
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announced 2/17/2017 via PR Newswire

WayUp, will acquire LookSharp

synopsis: WayUp and Looksharp announced a definitive agreement for WayUp to acquire Looksharp. The acquisition will create the most advanced job marketplace that will help every college student and recent grad find the right job or internship. LookSharp helps every student launch their career and helps employers discover the best talent.
buyer: WayUp
WayUp is the leading online job marketplace exclusively for U.S. college students and recent grads. Launched in September 2014, WayUp is the only site where employers can post a job to a targeted (and filtered) audience of students at any U.S. college. "
target: LookSharp
LookSharp helps every student launch their career and helps employers discover the best talent. LookSharp allows employers to access in-depth college hiring resources, post internships and entry-level jobs, and search the online profiles of over half a million students to find the best talent.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Aspiring Minds, acquired LetsIntern Career Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Gurgaon-based skills assessment company Aspiring Minds has acquired LetsIntern.com, a web and mobile platform to discover internships. The LetsIntern platform, run by Letsintern Career Solutions Pvt Ltd, has a network of 4 million students and more than 22,000 organisations.
buyer: Aspiring Minds
Aspiring Minds offers employability assessments, connecting talent, talent benchmarking and analytics to information technology, small & medium enterprises, hospitality, banking, financial services and insurance, knowledge process outsourcing and information technology enabled services. "
target: LetsIntern Career Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Founded in 2010, LetsIntern is a web and mobile platform where all forms of student opportunities (Internships, Virtual Internships, Brand Evangelists, Volunteer Opportunities, Tasks and Full time jobs) are facilitated through meaningful connections with organizations.
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closed 7/8/2015 via Company Press Release

CharityVillage Ltd., acquired Talent Egg Inc.

synopsis: CharityVillage, Canada’s leading online resource and job board for the nonprofit sector announced that they have acquired TalentEgg, Canada’s leading job board and online career resource for students and recent graduates.
buyer: CharityVillage Ltd.
CharityVillage is Canada’s leading online resource and job board for the nonprofit sector. CharityVillage is visited over 9 million times each year and its pages are viewed 60 million times. "
target: Talent Egg Inc.
TalentEgg is Canada's leading job board and online career website for students and recent graduates. For an employer or educator looking to reach students and recent graduates, there is no better place to broadcast recruitment messages.
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closed 4/7/2015 via PR Newswire

AfterCollege, Inc., acquired Collegefeed

synopsis: As millions of college seniors around the globe prepare for graduation next month, AfterCollege announced that it has acquired competitor Collegefeed – a social platform that makes it very easy and engaging for college grads, employers, career centers and alumni to brand, discover and interact with each other.
buyer: AfterCollege, Inc.
AfterCollege is an entry-level job and internship resource that helps over half a million visitors each month. The Explore feature matches students and recent graduates with more than 400,000 job opportunities based on the jobseeker's school, major, graduation date, and personal preferences. "
target parent: Accel Partners
target: Collegefeed
Collegefeed is a social platform that makes it very easy and engaging for college grads, employers, career centers and alumni to brand, discover and interact with each other.
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closed 10/2/2014 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Internships.com

synopsis: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG), the Student Hub, announced it has acquired Internships.com, a division of CareerArc Group LLC. The world's largest student-focused internship marketplace, Internships.com, will add 2 million registered students, 380 university relationships, and 90,000 internships from 60,000 companies to the Chegg Career Center.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$361.18)
Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students use Chegg for homework help, course selection, note taking, textbook and e-textbook rentals and Daily deals. "
target parent: CareerArc Group
target: Internships.com
Internships.com is the world's largest student-focused internship marketplace. Internships.com provides a wide variety of interactive, world-class tools and services to enable every student, employer and educator to better understand and optimize internship opportunities.
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closed 1/31/2013 via Market Wire

Readyforce, acquired Umeqo

synopsis: Readyforce, the leading career network for college students, has acquired Umeqo, the MIT student-built, student-run platform that connects Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) students with prospective employers.
buyer: Readyforce
Readyforce, the leading career network for college students, is the easiest way for students to launch amazing careers. Readyforce network connects students to influential business leaders, powerful campus programs, engaging networking events, and exciting jobs and internships. "
target: Umeqo
Umeqo is a recruiting resource for students and employers to discover one another by leveraging the familiar paradigms of resumes and events. The platform empowers employers to easily filter and search student profiles, create resume books, reach out to candidates, and post and manage campus events.
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closed 1/7/2009 via PR Newswire

AcademicTransfer, acquired Career.edu

synopsis: AcademicTransfer, the Dutch niche job-board for Academia, has taken over the American job-board Career.edu. AcademicTransfer will now be a job board for the international research and academic community in 38 countries.
buyer: AcademicTransfer
AcademicTransfer is an international job-board for academia. Founded as a joint job-board for universities, university medical centers and research institutes in The Netherlands, it has developed into a niche site for academia and is therefore unique in its kind. "
target: Career.edu
Career.edu is an American job-board for the international research and academic community. Besides The United States, Career.edu is active in 38 countries.
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closed 11/9/2017 via PR Newswire

Xello, acquired CASCAID Ltd.

synopsis: Xello, a leader in career development solutions, has acquired CASCAID from Loughborough University, one of Britain’s leading universities. CASCAID is a producer of careers information and guidance solutions. They provide impartial and independent high quality careers guidance tools which provide accurate and up-to-date information.
buyer: Xello
Xello, formerly Career Cruising, is a leader in career development solutions. Xello is an online program that helps anyone, anywhere in the world create a successful future through self-knowledge, exploration, and planning. Xello is used by over 20,000 institutions across North America. "
target parent: Loughborough University
target: CASCAID Ltd.
CASCAID is a producer of careers information and guidance solutions. They provide impartial and independent high quality careers guidance tools which provide accurate and up-to-date information. Their online products are used in guidance and educational organisations in the UK and internationally.
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closed 4/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Frontline Education, acquired Teachers-Teachers.com

synopsis: Frontline Education has acquired Teachers-Teachers, a national job search resource that connects more than 2,000 educational organizations nationwide with the best of more than one million candidates.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Education
Bringing together the best education software solutions into one unified platform, Frontline makes it possible to efficiently and effectively manage the needs of the education community including Recruiting & Hiring, Absence & Time, Professional Growth and Student Solutions. "
target parent: FTL Capital, LLC.
target: Teachers-Teachers.com
Teachers-Teachers is a job search resource dedicated to elevating the quality of education worldwide by efficiently connecting outstanding educators with school systems. This service provides an effective way to find great education jobs nationwide.
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closed 2/4/2016 via BusinessWire

myEDmatch merged with Teachers-Teachers.com,

synopsis: Teachers-Teachers and myEDmatch announced its merger, combining the nation’s largest teacher recruitment platform with customizable job-matching technology. Teachers-Teachers has focused on education recruitment since 1999, while myEDmatch has been innovating on the matching process since 2012.
buyer parent: FTL Capital, LLC.
buyer: Teachers-Teachers.com
Teachers-Teachers.com launched in 1999 and is designed to help educators find teaching jobs, administrative jobs and other related service positions. The service is easy to use and helps educators efficiently find teaching jobs by position area and location. "
target: myEDmatch
myEDmatch is a job matching platform using innovative technology to help connect schools and teachers based on shared educational beliefs and goals, encouraging long-term teacher retention. They help schools find and recruit best-fit talent and provide teachers with job opportunities and resources.
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closed 4/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Poolia AB, acquired Student Node AB

synopsis: Swedish staffing firm Poolia announced that it has acquired a 51% stake in Student Node AB, a company based in Sweden that organises events for students at universities and colleges. Student Node helps the employers who want to attract and recruit IT skills to succeed.
buyer: Poolia AB (OM:POOL B:$208.06)
Poolia offers high competence and extensive experience in recruitment, hiring, executive search, leadership development and talent supply of qualified professionals. Poolia is a listed company with a presence in Sweden, Denmark, Finland, England and Germany. "
target: Student Node AB
Student Node helps the employers who want to attract and recruit IT skills to succeed. At tech events where Student Node selects IT talents, companies meet and recruit students they need.
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closed 5/8/2006 via Company Press Release

Electric Word Plc, acquired Chris Kington Publishing

synopsis: Electric Word plc, the specialist information publisher, announced today the acquisition of the assets of Chris Kington Publishing (CKP), the award-winning publisher of teacher resources in the fields of thinking skills and professional development.
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: Chris Kington Publishing
Chris Kington Publishing (CKP) is the award-winning publisher of teacher resources in the fields of thinking skills and professional development.
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closed 2/9/2007 via PR Newswire

EMCParadigm, acquired JIST Publishing

synopsis: EMC Corporation, an independent educational publisher has acquired JIST Publishing, Inc., a leading developer and publisher of educational materials covering job search, resumes and career reference, self-assessment, and planning in the school, library, employment and training, and trade markets of North America.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: EMCParadigm (:$0.00)
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages. "
target: JIST Publishing
JIST's products assist students, teachers, career counselors and adults learn about job searches, career exploration, occupational information, life skills. JIST's products include assessment materials, workbooks and textbooks, career reference books, videos/DVDs/software, and websites.
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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 2/5/2018 via GlobeNewswire

EMC School, acquired Zulama

synopsis: EMC School, a leading provider of digital and blended language learning solutions, announced its acquisition of Zulama, Inc., an award-winning ed tech company producing innovative digital programs for computer literacy in middle and high school classrooms.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: EMC School (:$0.00)
EMC School, a business unit of New Mountain Learning, is a recognized leader in language learning solutions in classrooms throughout the nation. Founded in 1954, EMC offers core instructional materials, supplements, and assessments for the K-12 market. "
target: Zulama
Zulama, Inc. is an award-winning ed tech company producing innovative digital programs for computer literacy in middle and high school classrooms. The Zulama program focuses on game creation, from developing a storyline to marketing an original videogame.
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closed 10/25/2007 via PR Newswire

EMC/Paradigm Publishing, acquired Lawrenceville Press Inc.

synopsis: EMC Publishing, LLC, an independent educational publisher, today announced it had acquired Lawrenceville Press, Inc., a Pennington, NJ-based developer and publisher of computer applications and programming textbooks for the U.S. and Canadian school market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: EMC/Paradigm Publishing (:$0.00)
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages. "
target: Lawrenceville Press Inc.
Lawrenceville Press Inc. publishes educational and teacher-resource materials covering computer applications and programming.
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closed 2/9/2007 via PR Newswire

EMCParadigm, acquired JIST Publishing

synopsis: EMC Corporation, an independent educational publisher has acquired JIST Publishing, Inc., a leading developer and publisher of educational materials covering job search, resumes and career reference, self-assessment, and planning in the school, library, employment and training, and trade markets of North America.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: EMCParadigm (:$0.00)
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages. "
target: JIST Publishing
JIST's products assist students, teachers, career counselors and adults learn about job searches, career exploration, occupational information, life skills. JIST's products include assessment materials, workbooks and textbooks, career reference books, videos/DVDs/software, and websites.
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closed 11/3/2005 via Company Press Release

EMCParadigm, acquired Symtalk, Inc.

synopsis: EMC Corporation ("EMC"), an independent educational publisher, announced its acquisition of Symtalk, Inc. ("Symtalk"), a leading provider of language learning materials for grades K-12.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: EMCParadigm (:$0.00)
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages. "
target: Symtalk, Inc.
The Symtalk Method is an original concept in foreign language instruction, allowing teachers to get immediate results. Symtalk is academic, visual and exciting. Symtalk is a vertical & horizontal integrated curriculum. Students learn how to substitute words for self-explanatory symbols. The use of s
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closed 4/19/2005 via PR Newswire

The Wicks Group, acquired EMC Corporation

synopsis: Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm, today announced that its affiliate, Wicks Educational Publishing, LLC, has completed the acquisition of EMC Corporation, an independent educational publisher, for $21.00 per share, or a total purchase price of $44.1 million.
buyer: The Wicks Group
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries. "
target: EMC Corporation
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages.
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closed 1/3/2012 via PR Newswire

Scholastic Inc., acquired Learners Publishing

synopsis: Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education, and media company, announced that through its Singapore subsidiary, Scholastic Education International (Singapore) Private Ltd., it has acquired Learners Publishing, a Singapore-based publisher of supplemental learning materials for English Language Learners.
buyer: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,679.40)
Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology and related services and children's media. It creates quality books, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines, multi-media and other products. "
target: Learners Publishing
Learners Publishing is a Singapore-based publisher of supplemental learning materials for English Language Learners. Since its launch in 2000, Learners Publishing has produced a list of more than 400 titles.
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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.
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closed 2/28/2006 via BNC Analysis

National Geographic Society, acquired Hampton-Brown Co., Inc.

synopsis: The Hampton-Brown Company, the leading publisher of English as a Second Language learning materials, has been acquired by National Geographic Society ("NGS"). Hampton-Brown focuses its publishing efforts on language and literacy materials for under-performing students and for students whose first language is not English.
buyer: National Geographic Society
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. It reaches more than 330 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and its four other magazines. "
target: Hampton-Brown Co., Inc.
The Hampton-Brown Company was founded in 1980 by Sheron Long to create motivating educational materials of quality and instructional merit that make a difference in students' educational advancement.
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announced 10/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Tosho Printing Company, Limited, will acquire Kirihara Shoten K.K.

synopsis: Tosho Printing Company, Limited, a Japanese company engaged in the production and sale of publication and commercial printings, will acquire a 51% stake in Kirihara Shoten K.K., a publisher of educational materials for high school students in Japan. Kirihara publishes textbooks on English Language learning approved by the Japanese government.
buyer: Tosho Printing Company, Limited (TSE:7913:$466.42)
Tosho Printing Company, Limited is engaged in the production and sale of publication printings and commercial printings in Japan. The company produces a variety of products, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks, reference books, picture books, comics, magazines, art books, and more. "
target: Kirihara Shoten K.K.
Kirihara Shoten K.K. is a leading publisher of educational materials for high school students in Japan. Kirihara publishes textbooks on English Language learning approved by the Japanese government for use in over 40% of high-end private high schools in Japan.
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closed 7/27/2009 via Company Press Release

Cengage Learning, purchased ELT Business from Marshall Cavendish

synopsis: Cengage Learning, one of the world's leading providers of print and digital information services for the educational and library reference markets, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Marshall Cavendish's English Language Teaching business
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. "
seller parent: Fraser & Neave Limited
seller: Marshall Cavendish
The Marshall Cavendish ELT business includes its first series title, Just Right, published since 2003, as well as titles under the Summertown imprint.
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closed 11/3/2005 via Company Press Release

EMCParadigm, acquired Symtalk, Inc.

synopsis: EMC Corporation ("EMC"), an independent educational publisher, announced its acquisition of Symtalk, Inc. ("Symtalk"), a leading provider of language learning materials for grades K-12.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: EMCParadigm (:$0.00)
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages. "
target: Symtalk, Inc.
The Symtalk Method is an original concept in foreign language instruction, allowing teachers to get immediate results. Symtalk is academic, visual and exciting. Symtalk is a vertical & horizontal integrated curriculum. Students learn how to substitute words for self-explanatory symbols. The use of s
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closed 6/13/2014 via PR Newswire

Pansophic Learning, purchased Select Businesses from K12, Inc.

synopsis: Pansophic Learning has acquired from K12 Inc. several assets including an international brick and mortar private school, a higher education platform business and the K12 business in the Middle East. Additionally, Pansophic Learning acquired licenses to curriculum and technology.
buyer parent: Safanad Limited
buyer: Pansophic Learning
Pansophic Learning is an education company that strives to provide students and educators exceptional learning solutions that enable them to maximize their success academically and in life, regardless of geographic, financial, or demographic circumstance. "
seller: K12, Inc. (LRN:$888.17)
The assets acquired from K12 post-secondary business; K12's interest in an existing Middle East joint venture currently operating with a Safanad Limited affiliate; and a private international brick and mortar school.
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closed 11/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Intel Corporation, acquired Kno Inc

synopsis: Intel Corporation unveiled that an education- software setup called Kno, is acquired by the company that specializes in interactive textbooks for mobile devices. They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
buyer: Intel Corporation (INTC:$70,386.00)
Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. "
target: Kno Inc
Kno, Inc. is an education software company on a mission to "Change The Way Students Learn." They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
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cancelled 1/28/2013 via

Bayside Capital, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of School Specialty, Inc.

synopsis: School Specialty Inc. (SCHS ), a Greenville-based provider of K-12 educational materials and school supplies, reported reaching an asset purchase agreement with an affiliate of Bayside Capital, Inc., pursuant to which School Specialty proposes to sell its assets as a going concern via. a court-supervised sale process.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Bayside Capital, Inc.
Bayside Capital is a credit oriented investment firm with more than $4.5 billion under management. Focused on middle market companies, they invest across several segments of the primary and secondary debt capital markets with an emphasis on long term returns. "
target: School Specialty, Inc. (OTCPK:SCOO:$674.03)
School Specialty is the industry's largest provider of educational products, services and programs including Classroom Supplies, Arts products, Special Needs Resources, Math, Science, Reading, Physical Education, planning, etc.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$694
EBITDA ($mm)
$38
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
closed 7/12/2011 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired E2020, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC announced it has acquired e2020, Inc. (Education2020), a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Founded in 1998, e2020 is a pioneer in the e-learning industry, which has grown to serve more than 4 million K-12 students in 2010, up from 45,000 in 2000.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. Weld North seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: E2020, Inc.
e2020, Inc. is a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Its courses are provided through a SaaS model. Its courseware features video-based instruction using highly qualified teachers aligned to standards and administrative tools to ensure high completion rates.
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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

AIM Education, Inc., acquired Teacher's Media Company

synopsis: Visual media publisher and distributor AIM Education, Inc. has acquired the award-winning educational video product line Teacher’s Media Company, from School Specialty, Inc. AIM Education, Inc. is a new division of the international AIM Learning Group, Inc.
buyer: AIM Education, Inc.
AIM Education, Inc., based in Plainview, NY, is a visual media publisher and distributor that supports educators by offering supplemental curriculum, guidance, and health products to help students achieve academically, socially, and emotionally. "
target parent: School Specialty, Inc.
target: Teacher's Media Company
In 1994, Teacher's Video Company became the largest producer and distributor of educational videos in the U.S., serving teachers in every discipline in almost every American school. Offerings now exist in all areas of core curriculum, and student health and wellness.
price ($mm)
$8.60
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closed 10/17/2006 via BusinessWire

Learning Resources Inc., acquired Educational Insights, Inc.

synopsis: Learning Resources, Inc., a leading manufacturer of hands-on educational materials for classrooms and learning toys for the home, completed its acquisition of Educational Insights, a leading designer, developer, and marketer of innovative learning products dedicated to teaching children the fundamentals of geography, math, reading and science.
buyer parent: Educational Teaching Aids
buyer: Learning Resources Inc.
Learning Resources, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms and learning toys for the home. Educators and parents trust the company as a source for quality, award-winning educational products teaching language and reading, math and science. "
target: Educational Insights, Inc.
Educational Insights, Inc. is a leading designer, developer, and marketer of innovative learning products dedicated to teaching children the fundamentals of geography, math, reading, science, and other subjects.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2005 via PR Newswire

ProQuest Company, acquired Voyager Expanded Learning

synopsis: ProQuest Company, a leading electronic publisher for the education and automotive markets, has completed the acquisition of privately held Voyager Expanded Learning. ProQuest acquired Voyager for $340 million in cash and approximately $21 million of ProQuest Company stock.
buyer: ProQuest Company (VLCY:$0.00)
Voyager Learning Company is a leading provider of K-12 curriculum products, in-school core reading programs, reading and math intervention programs, and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States. "
target: Voyager Expanded Learning
Voyager Expanded Learning provides research-based reading curriculum and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States. Voyager currently has 180 employees and has a highly profitable, scalable business model with good visibility and strong growth.
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closed 9/7/2010 via Market Wire

MMAC, LLC, acquired Trudy Corporation

synopsis: Trudy Corporation announced that it had closed its previously announced transaction and sold substantially all of its assets to MMAC, LLC, which also assumed certain liabilities of Trudy. The assets sold consisted of Trudy's on-going business as a publisher of children's educational story and novelty books, audiobooks and plush toys.
buyer: MMAC, LLC
MMAC, LLC is an investment firm. "
target: Trudy Corporation
Founded in 1947 as a stuffed toy manufacturer, Trudy Corporation is a prominent publisher of educational storybooks, read along audiobooks and plush toy manipulatives under licenses with the Smithsonian Institution, American Veterinary Medical Association and the African Wildlife Foundation.
price ($mm)
$0.54
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.8x
cancelled 6/9/2009 via Market Wire

PCS Edventures, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Trudy Corporation

synopsis: PCS Edventures! and Trudy Corporation jointly announced that the two companies have terminated discussions for PCS to acquire substantially all of the assets and assume certain liabilities of Trudy Corporation.
buyer: PCS Edventures, Inc. (PCSV:$2.94)
PCS Edventures! is the recognized leader in the design, development and delivery of products and services rich in technology, imagination, innovation, and creativity that make learning easier, more engaging, and more effective at all levels. "
target: Trudy Corporation
Founded in 1947 as a stuffed toy manufacturer, Trudy Corporation is a prominent publisher of educational storybooks, read along audiobooks and plush toy manipulatives under licenses with the Smithsonian Institution, American Veterinary Medical Association and the African Wildlife Foundation.
price ($mm)
$4.75
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/19/2006 via BNC Analysis

Lingo Media, acquired A Plus Child Development (Canada) Ltd. (Alias)

synopsis: Lingo Media Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire 70.33 per cent of A Plus Child Development (Canada) Ltd., a private Calgary company specializing in early-childhood publishing. Lingo said Tuesday it will pay $460,000 in cash and 5.65 million shares carrying a deemed value of just over $1.1 million at 20 cents each
buyer: Lingo Media (LMDCF:$1.47)
Lingo Media is a publisher of English language learning programs, incorporating print, audio, video, and CD-based products for students and teachers from pre-school through university. "
target: A Plus Child Development (Canada) Ltd. (Alias)
A Plus Child Development (Canada) Ltd., a private Calgary company specializing in early-childhood publishing.
price ($mm)
$0.69*
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
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.
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closed 4/11/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Virtual Sage

synopsis: Kaplan Inc., a global education leader, announced the acquisition of Virtual Sage, a developer of online high school courses. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Virtual Sage
Virtual Sage offers a complete curriculum of individual courses - currently over 180 comprehensive online courses for grades 8 – 12. The curriculum includes college prep, elective, honors, and Advanced Placement courses. Virtual Sage develops and adds new courses to the online program regularly.
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closed 3/20/2019 via PE Hub

Weld North Holdings, acquired Glynlyon, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North Education, which is backed by Silver Lake, has acquired Rock Rapids, Iowa-based Glynlyon Inc, a digital curriculum company. Glynlyon's academic products are sold under a portfolio of brands, including Odysseyware and Alpha Omega Publications, to public and private school districts as well as individuals.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Weld North Holdings
Weld North Education is a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for pre-K–12 students. The company is built around two underlying businesses, Edgenuity and Imagine Learning. "
target parent: Linsalata Capital Partners
target: Glynlyon, Inc.
Glynlyon is headquartered in Chandler, Ariz. Its academic products are sold under a portfolio of brands, including Odysseyware and Alpha Omega Publications, to public and private school districts as well as individuals.
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closed 8/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., acquired RCL Benziger

synopsis: Two leaders in the K-12 publishing industry are joining forces. Dubuque, Iowa-based Kendall Hunt Publishing Company, publisher of science, math, and gifted materials, acquired Cincinnati-based RCL Benziger, publisher of Catholic educational materials.
buyer: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.
Kendall Hunt Publishing is the premiere publisher of innovative, hands-on, inquiry-based science, mathematics, and gifted curricula for grades PreK-12. Their award-winning research and standards-based programs are available in both print and digital. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: RCL Benziger
RCL Benziger is one of the oldest publishers of Catholic educational materials and faith formation resources in the United States. Known for its digital product offerings and bilingual resources, RCL Benziger is a major provider of religious education programs for Catholic schools and parishes.
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