K-12 education content

closed 4/1/2017 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Emantras

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition Emantras, an innovative digital education company that provides engaging learning experiences and effective knowledge delivery through award-winning digital and mobile solutions.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. They improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services. "
target: Emantras
Emantras, is an innovative digital education company that provides engaging learning experiences, through digital and mobile solutions. Emantras serves the learning ecosystem by supporting enterprises, trainers and educational institutions in executing and delivering digital training solutions.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$3
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0.0x
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closed 9/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

Adonis Group, acquired Editions SED

synopsis: The ADONIS EDUCATION group, which brings together Private Higher Education Establishments, announced the acquisition of Sed editions, specializing in the publication of educational tools for schools nursery and elementary schools and special education.
buyer: Adonis Group
The Adonis Education group is a network of private higher education establishments. Present in 10 cities in France, Adonis Education offers face-to-face and distance education, with a range of training courses divided into 4 brands: Adonis, IESCA, Rose Carmin and AJYLE. "
target: Editions SED
Editions Sed, based in France, specializes in the publication of educational tools for schools nursery, elementary schools and special education networks. Their collaboration with the world of education has enabled them to develop numerous collections recognized for their educational qualities.
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closed 1/25/2012 via Company Press Release

Infinitas Learning Netherlands B.V., acquired LJ Create

synopsis: Infinitas Learning has completed the acquisition of LJ Create Ltd. As a leading digital educational solutions provider in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), LJ Create serves schools, colleges and industry both nationally and internationally through its long-established US subsidiary and global distributor network.
buyer parent: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
buyer: Infinitas Learning Netherlands B.V.
Infinitas Learning is one of Europe’s leading providers of innovative and engaging teaching and learning resources. Operating in seven countries across Europe with agents across the world, Infinitas Learning employs 1,400 staff in Holland, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, Austria and the UK. "
target: LJ Create
LJ Create develops and provides multi-lingual, blended learning teaching resources in the form of fully integrated hardware, software and rich e-learning content ranging from topic and subject-specific learning solutions through to complete classroom management systems.
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closed 4/10/2019 via Publishers Weekly

Jump!, acquired Bearport Publishing

synopsis: Minneapolis-based children’s publisher Jump! has acquired Bearport Publishing. Bearport has a backlist of 1,050 curriculum-aligned books for children in grades PreK-8. Through the deal, Jump! has acquired all Bearport assets, staff, and customer contracts.
buyer: Jump!
Jump! publishes children’s nonfiction with a focus on curriculum-aligned subjects for emergent through early-fluent readers. Their books combine vibrant colors with captivating photography and corresponding text to draw readers into the subject and encourage reading success. "
target: Bearport Publishing
Bearport Publishing develops curriculum-aligned books for children in grades PreK-8. They focus on topics that appeal to young readers and pay close attention to text length, vocabulary, and picture-text match, to make their books less intimidating and more inviting to kids.
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closed 4/12/2011 via Capital IQ

Woongjin Thinkbig Co., Ltd., acquired Eduwang, Inc.

synopsis: Woongjin thinkbig Co., Ltd. announced that it will acquire Eduwang. co,.ltd, which is mainly engaged in education services.
buyer: Woongjin Thinkbig Co., Ltd.
Woongjin thinkbig Co., Ltd is a Korea-based company engaged in the provision of educational services for primary school students. The Company is also engaged in publishing and after school education. "
target: Eduwang, Inc.
Eduwang is a privately owned publisher and education services provider based in Seoul, South Korea.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/2/2017 via Company Press Release

Klett Group, acquired ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.

synopsis: ThiemeMeulenhoff, an innovative publishing company and one of the largest manufacturers of digital learning resources and schoolbooks in the Netherlands, has been taken over by German publisher and educational company Klett Group.
buyer: Klett Group
With its 67 companies at 33 sites in 15 countries, the Klett Group is one of Europe’s leading education-dedicated enterprises. The Group's portfolio encompasses everything from traditional textbooks to modern interactive learning aids; from professional literature to the classics. "
target parent: ING Group NV
target: ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.
ThiemeMeulenhoff is one of the leading educational publishers in the Netherlands and developing teaching materials for Primary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational and Adult and Higher Education.
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closed 1/21/2013 via Company Press Release

Oxford University Press, acquired Nelson Thornes Ltd.

synopsis: Oxford University Press (OUP) announced it has acquired Nelson Thornes, extending OUP’s range of educational publishing. OUP acquired the publisher from Infinitas Learning. Nelson Thornes covers a broad range of subject areas with its primary, secondary, and vocational teaching resources.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
target parent: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
target: Nelson Thornes Ltd.
Nelson Thornes is one of the UK’s leading educational publishers providing engaging and creative blended learning resources of the highest quality that support teachers and motivate students of all abilities from Primary through to Higher Education.
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closed 1/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Capstone Press, Inc., acquired Maupin House Publishing

synopsis: Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, announced it has acquired the assets of Maupin House Publishing, a Florida-based publishing company. Maupin House is an award-winning publisher of more than 200 professional resources on literacy topics for pre-K-12 educators, administrators, and parents.
buyer parent: Coughlan Companies
buyer: Capstone Press, Inc.
Capstone Press is a publishing house that offers everything from nonfiction, fiction and picture books to interactive books, audio books, literacy programs, and digital media, supporting the learning needs of students through experiences that capture and engage young minds. "
target: Maupin House Publishing
Maupin House is an independent publisher based in Gainesville, Florida. It has been privileged to publish professional resources for K-12 teachers. Its resources are research-based and classroom-proven.
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closed 12/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V., acquired ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.

synopsis: ThiemeMeulenhoff, the education publishing specialist, announced that it will become an independent company. ThiemeMeulenhoff develops and publishes teaching materials for Primary, Secondary, Vocational, Adult and Higher Education.
buyer: ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.
ThiemeMeulenhoff is one of the leading educational publishers in the Netherlands and developing teaching materials for Primary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational and Adult and Higher Education. "
target parent: NDC Holding BV
target: ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.
ThiemeMeulenhoff is one of the leading educational publishers in the Netherlands and developing teaching materials for Primary Education, Secondary Education, Vocational and Adult and Higher Education.
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closed 6/30/2011 via Publishers Weekly

Vital Source Technologies Inc., acquired VPG Integrated Media

synopsis: The Ingram Content Group has expanded its digital textbook offerings with the acquisition of VPG Integrated Media, an interactive textbook producer based in Boston, Mass. VPG’s list of e-books, enhanced e-books, interactive apps and video content will be integrated with those of Vital Source, Ingram’s e-textbook and digital content delivery unit.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: Vital Source Technologies Inc.
VitalSource Technologies, Inc. develops digital book solutions. The company enables publishers, distributors, and other partners to create and deliver textbooks and other content directly to users' computers in its VitalBook file format. "
target: VPG Integrated Media
VPG is a leading developer of interactive applications and rich media products for educational publishers. VPG is known in the industry for its highly sought-after eBook and whiteboar technologies, interactive applications, sophisticated integration with publisher technologies, and production.
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announced 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

CP Publication, will acquire Schoolnet India Limited

synopsis: Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services Ltd (IL&FS) has approved sale of its education unit Schoolnet India Ltd to CP Publication (Career Point Publications Pvt Ltd). Schoolnet India provides education-technology services to K-12 schools and students through proprietary digital content, devices, platforms and solutions.
buyer parent: Careerpoint
buyer: CP Publication
CP Publication (Career Point Publishing) is committed to providing its readers – students, faculty, and researchers – books with quality and meaningful content. Career Point's core area of textbook publication is Science & Mathematics and they cater to all the segments of the educational market. "
target parent: IL&FS
target: Schoolnet India Limited
Schoolnet India provides education-technology services to K-12 schools and students through proprietary digital content, devices, platforms and solutions. Schoolnet India Limited aspires for equity in education along with profound, measurable societal impact.
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closed 11/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Arco Platform Limited, acquired Sistema Positivo de Ensino

synopsis: Arco Platform Limited has completed the acquisition of Sistema Positivo de Ensino, one of the largest K-12 content providers to private schools in Brazil. With the acquisition of Positivo, Arco will expand its scale and more than double its reach to over 4,800 partner schools and 1.2 million students.
buyer: Arco Platform Limited (ARCE:$168.64)
Arco’s mission is to transform the way students learn, promote and scale education of excellence. With a historical growth of over 40% per year, the company has been expanding its portfolio and its territorial reach, thus progressively delivering more value to a growing number of schools in Brazil. "
target parent: Grupo Positivo
target: Sistema Positivo de Ensino
Sistema Positivo de Ensino is one of the largest K-12 content providers to private schools in Brazil. Positivo’s main objective is to build the future of the country through education.
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$416
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closed 2/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Pearson has sold its U.S K-12 courseware business to Nexus Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. The assets in this sale involve the majority of the print and digital instructional resources on Pearson’s K-12 schools website, including Elevate Science, enVision Math, iLit and myView Literacy.
buyer: Nexus Capital Management LP
Nexus Capital Management was formed in 2013 to make opportunistic debt and equity investments in a broad range of companies and industries. Their Founding Partners have invested together for almost 20 years through multiple economic and financial cycles. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
The assets involve the majority of the print and digital instructional resources on Pearson’s K-12 schools website, including Elevate Science, enVision Math, iLit and myView Literacy.
price ($mm)
$250
rev ($mm)
$464
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.5x
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announced 8/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Indian publishing company S Chand and Co. Ltd announced plans to buy a controlling 51% stake in Chetana Publications Pvt. Ltd to expand its base in the school education space. Chetana Publications is a K-12 Educational Publisher in India. Chetana has been a major force in K12 segment with more than 1000 titles published every year.
buyer: S Chand Group (BSE:540497:$113.05)
S. Chand is the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India with an established brand selling over 24 million books. They specialize in Children Books, School Books K-12, Higher Academics Books, Engineering, Professional & Technical Books and more. "
target: Chetana Publications (India) LLP
Chetana Publications is a K-12 Educational Publisher in India. Chetana has been a major force in K12 segment with more than 1000 titles published every year and more than 10 million books published in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali and Tamil language.
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$8.54*
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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 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.
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closed 5/31/2018 via PR Newswire

Lincoln Learning Solutions, acquired Evan-Moor Corp

synopsis: Lincoln Learning Solutions, a nonprofit online learning and support service organization, announced the acquisition of Evan-Moor Corporation, a market leader in supplemental education materials. Evan-Moor has been providing award-winning classroom products for almost 40 years in all 50 states in the USA.
buyer: Lincoln Learning Solutions
Based in Rochester, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Learning is the developer of Lincoln Empowered™, a digitally based curriculum that delivers proven, standards-based, and engaging instruction in both online and blended learning environments. "
target: Evan-Moor Corp
Evan-Moor Corporation has been publishing educational materials since 1979. Their products are written, edited, and tested by teachers to ensure high-quality publications. They focus on prekindergarten through sixth grade materials. Evan-Moor books are published and printed in the United States.
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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
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18.7x
announced 4/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Ebix, Inc., will acquire Smartclass Educational Services Private Limited

synopsis: Ebix, an international supplier of On-Demand software and E-commerce services, will acquire a 60% stake in Smartclass Educational, an e-learning and education company in India. Smartclass offers a repository of digital media content for grades K-12. The repository offers animated video lessons, interactive maps, printable worksheets, and more.
buyer: Ebix, Inc. (EBIX:$570.76)
Ebix is a supplier of software and e-commerce solutions to the insurance industry. Ebix offers application software products for the insurance industry ranging from carrier systems and agency systems to custom software development for all entities involved in the insurance and financial industries. "
target: Smartclass Educational Services Private Limited
Smartclass Educational is a leading e-learning and education company in India. Smartclass offers a repository of digital media content for grades K-12. The repository offers 2D and 3D animated video lessons, interactive maps, teacher presentations, printable worksheets, home assignments, and more.
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$8.00*
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announced 2/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire Discovery Education

synopsis: Francisco Partners, a leading global technology-focused private equity firm, announced that it has agreed to acquire majority ownership of Discovery Education from Discovery Communications. Discovery Education is the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms around the world.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology businesses. Since its launch over 17 years ago, Francisco Partners has raised over $14 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 200 technology companies. "
target parent: Discovery Communications, Inc.
target: Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind.
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Emantras

Editions SED

LJ Create

Bearport Publishing

Eduwang, Inc.

ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.

Nelson Thornes Ltd.

Maupin House Publishing

ThiemeMeulenhoff B.V.

VPG Integrated Media

Schoolnet India Limited

Sistema Positivo de Ensino

Pearson plc

Chetana Publications (India) LLP

Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA

SEI - Società Editrice Internazionale S.p.A

Evan-Moor Corp

Somos Educação S.A.

Smartclass Educational Services Private Limited

Discovery Education

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year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,679.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$114.90
EBIT ($mm)
$75.50
Net Income ($mm)
$48.50
Employees
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Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
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year
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rev ($mm)
$23.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
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$1.98
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School Specialty, Inc.
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year
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rev ($mm)
$674.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.45
EBIT ($mm)
$32.04
Net Income ($mm)
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K12, Inc.
K12, Inc.
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school.
year
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rev ($mm)
$1,154.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$93.43
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
$46.90
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