K-12 software

closed 3/31/2020 via Company Press Release

Learning Technologies Group, acquired Blackboard Open LMS

synopsis: Learning Technologies Group plc, a market-leader in the workplace digital learning and talent management market, has acquired Blackboard’s Open LMS platform. Blackboard Open LMS provides a strong, open source foundation for competency-based blended, online and professional learning to drive institutional and organizational effectiveness.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$183.05)
Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG) is a market-leader in the fast-growing workplace digital learning and talent management market. LTG offers large organizations a new approach to learning and talent in a business world driven by digital transformation. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Blackboard Open LMS
Blackboard Open LMS™ provides a strong, open source foundation for competency-based blended, online and professional learning to drive institutional and organizational effectiveness.
price ($mm)
$32
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/16/2013 via PR Web

Gilfus Venture Partners, acquired Adrenna Inc.

synopsis: Gilfus Venture Partners has announced that they have acquired Adrenna Inc., a provider of innovative learning technologies and immersive content solutions for Education and Workforce including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate, Government, Healthcare, Union, and Associations.
buyer: Gilfus Venture Partners
Gilfus Venture Partners, LLC (GVP) formed by Stephen Gilfus a founder of DC based Blackboard Inc. was created to stimulate and advance the development of internet leveraged ventures. The Group is primarily interested in: Education and eLearning, Social Networking, and Niche/ Boutique Businesses. "
target: Adrenna Inc.
Adrenna is transforming the way organizations approach training, education and learning by providing innovative learning technologies and immersive content solutions for Education and Workforce including K-12, Higher Education, Corporate, Government, Healthcare, Union, and Associations.
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Moodlerooms, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired Moodlerooms, a provider of open source online learning solutions to the education industry. Moodlerooms, Inc. provides an online learning platform that solves the instructional, financial, and technology needs for K-12, higher education, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: Moodlerooms, Inc.
Moodlerooms, Inc. provides an online learning platform that solves the instructional, financial, and technology needs for K-12, higher education, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
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closed 5/31/2019 via AP - Associated Press

ManageBac, acquired Curriculum Trak

synopsis: Faria Education Group Limited, a leading K-12 education technology company, through its wholly owned subsidiary ManageBac, has acquired Dynamic Internet Solutions (DIS), the provider of Curriculum Trak, a curriculum mapping tool for K-12 faith-based schools.
buyer parent: Faria Education Group
buyer: ManageBac
ManageBac provides a Curriculum First Learning Platform for the world's leading international schools. It was founded to transition schools off paper onto a curriculum-focused learning platform to transition schools off paper onto a curriculum-focused learning platform. "
target parent: Nelnet, Inc.
target: Curriculum Trak
DIS provides the leading curriculum management platform for K-12 faith-based schools with its Curriculum Trak system. Curriculum Trak’s unique Faith Learning Integration allows teachers to easily align key conceptual spiritual understandings with curriculum, lesson plans, and learning outcomes.
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closed 4/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Upland Software, acquired Advanced Processing & Imaging, Inc (API)

synopsis: Upland Software, Inc., a leader in cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software, announced that it has acquired Advanced Processing & Imaging (API), a highly effective content management platform driving workflow in governments and schools across North America.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Upland Software (UPLD:$291.78)
Upland Software is a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software. Their applications enables users to manage their projects, professional workforce and IT investments, automate document-intensive business processes and engage with their customers, prospects and community. "
target: Advanced Processing & Imaging, Inc (API)
Advanced Processing & Imaging has been helping K-12 School Districts, Local Government Agencies, and Small & Mid-Sized Businesses speed business processes, increase productivity and reduce operating costs through more efficient business execution and reduced reliance on paper-based processes.
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$4.80 [$4.60]
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closed 11/4/2014 via PR Web

NonProfitEasy, Inc., acquired Uruut

synopsis: NonProfitEasy, creator of leading-edge, all-in-one data management software for nonprofits, announces its acquisition of Uruut, a best practices fundraising platform that brings individuals, businesses, and foundations together to fund nonprofits, schools, faith based and other community organizations.
buyer: NonProfitEasy, Inc.
NonProfitEasy was born out of a need to help smaller community-based nonprofit organizations streamline the management of their businesses. They give nonprofits a cost-effective answer to juggling databases, running cumbersome reports, and troubleshooting technology issues. "
target: Uruut
Uruut offers an affordable, easy-to-use and cloud-based SaaS solution that will allow nonprofits to not only compete, but expand their donor reach and increase donations.
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closed 2/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vasta Platform Ltd, purchased Editora Eleva S.A. from Eleva Educação

synopsis: Vasta Platform announced the execution by its subsidiary, Somos Sistemas de Ensino S.A., of a Sale and Purchase Agreement to acquire, subject to certain conditions precedent, Editora Eleva S.A., a K-12 education platform provider, from Eleva Educação S.A., a Brazilian education group.
buyer: Vasta Platform Ltd (VSTA:$175.02)
Vasta is a leading, high-growth education company in Brazil powered by technology, providing end-to-end educational and digital solutions that cater to all needs of private schools operating in the K-12 educational segment. "
seller: Eleva Educação
The acquisition includes Editora Eleva S.A., a K-12 education platform provider, from Eleva Educação S.A., a Brazilian education group. Eleva Educação operates a network of schools and a teaching platform that serves partner schools.
price ($mm)
$108
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closed 11/10/2016 via Company Press Release

Collins Learning, acquired Toptrack Learning Ltd

synopsis: Toptrack Learning has been acquired by Collins Learning, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd. Toptrack is a cross-curricular education technology company based in Exeter in the UK. Toptrack was founded to develop a new generation of learning applications to meet the changing needs of both students and teachers in an evolving online world.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Collins Learning
Collins has been publishing educational and informative books for almost 200 years. Collins is a pioneer in reference publishing - developing market leading, authoritative dictionaries, atlases and bibles, plus books spanning many other areas. "
target: Toptrack Learning Ltd
Toptrack Learning Ltd is a cross-curricular education technology company based in Exeter in the UK. The company was founded in 2009 to develop a new generation of learning applications to meet the changing needs of both students and teachers in an evolving online world.
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closed 9/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Amplify Education, Inc., acquired Amplify Education, Inc.

synopsis: News Corp announced that it has sold its Amplify Insight and Learning businesses to a management team supported by a group of private investors. Amplify is a leading provider of educational analytics and assessments. Amplify Access, which sold tablets with a “K-12 learning system,” has been discontinued.
buyer: Amplify Education, Inc.
Amplify is a leading provider of educational analytics and assessments that has supported more than 200,000 educators and 3 million students in all 50 states. Amplify Learning provides core curriculum in a variety of subjects for K-12 and Amplify Insight provides analytics, data, and assessment. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Amplify Education, Inc.
Amplify is a leading provider of educational analytics and assessments that has supported more than 200,000 educators and 3 million students in all 50 states. Amplify Learning provides core curriculum in a variety of subjects for K-12 and Amplify Insight provides analytics, data, and assessment.
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closed 12/22/2006 via BusinessWire

HM Rivergroup PLC, acquired Riverdeep Holdings Limited

synopsis: HM Rivergroup PLC, a newly-formed Irish public limited company, has completed the acquisition of Riverdeep Holdings, Limited. With the transaction now completed, HM Rivergroup PLC will change its name to Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC.
buyer: HM Rivergroup PLC
Education Media and Publishing Group Limited publishes textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and educational materials for elementary and secondary schools, and colleges. It also publishes reference works, and fiction and nonfiction works for adults and young readers. "
target: Riverdeep Holdings Limited
Founded in 1995, Riverdeep Inc. is the fastest growing education and consumer software company in the United States. Riverdeep’s Web-based and CD-ROM solutions can be found in more than 45,000 schools in over 20 countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$1,200
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closed 6/27/2005 via PR Newswire

AlphaSmart, Inc. merged with Renaissance Learning, Inc.,

synopsis: Renaissance Learning(R), Inc. and AlphaSmart, Inc. announced today that the merger of AlphaSmart, Inc. with a subsidiary of Renaissance Learning, Inc. has been completed. Renaissance Learning will issue approximately 1.2 million shares of Renaissance Learning common stock and pay approximately $34 million in cash.
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning is the creator of Renaissance solutions - the nation's leading programs for pre-K to 12 school- and districtwide improvement. Renaissance solutions enhance virtually any curriculum with a combination of research-based software, professional development, technical services, and p"
target: AlphaSmart, Inc.
AlphaSmart, Inc. is a provider of affordable, portable personal learning solutions for the K-12 classroom. Its portable computer-companion products are used by students to enhance writing, keyboarding and comprehension, and have been adopted by more than 8,000 school districts in the United States
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$36
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
10.9x
closed 12/30/2020 via PR Newswire

NPM Capital NV, acquired Futurewhiz BV

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, an international investment firm, announced that it has sold its portfolio company Futurewhiz, the parent of the education companies of Squla, WRTS and Scoyo to NPM Capital, an investment fund. Futurewhiz is the leading consumer education company in the Netherlands.
buyer parent: SHV Holdings N.V.
buyer: NPM Capital NV
NPM was established in 1948 as part of the post-war reconstruction effort to provide risk capital to Dutch companies. The company experienced strong growth in the eighties in line with the development of venture capital and private equity in those years and got listed on the stock exchange in 1987. "
target parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
target: Futurewhiz BV
Futurewhiz is the parent company of Squla, WRTS and Scoyo. It's Futurewhiz's mission to empower children to grow through personalized education, by fueling their curiosity for knowledge, boosting their confidence and cultivating a lifelong love of learning through games and experiences.
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closed 6/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired Squla

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (“LLCP”), an investment firm for middle market companies, has acquired Squla. Squla is the leading consumer education brand for parents and their children in the Netherlands. Squla is now also used in classrooms throughout the Netherlands.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is an independent investment firm that makes equity investments in middle market companies mainly in the United States. LLCP has invested companies in consumer products, franchises, business services, healthcare, education, and engineered products. "
target: Squla
Squla is the leading consumer education brand for parents and their children in the Netherlands. Squla provides interactive educational tools for primary school students. Squla is linked to the Dutch national curriculum and is designed to supplement a student’s education in a fun and adaptive way.
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closed 12/18/2019 via AP - Associated Press

The Source for Learning, Inc., acquired MashPlant

synopsis: The Source for Learning, the nation’s most established online creator, compiler, and curator of free learning assets, has acquired MashPlant, the only social learning platform that allows students to create, collaborate, learn, and share classroom projects in any digital media format in a certified safe, COPPA-compliant environment.
buyer: The Source for Learning, Inc.
The Source for Learning is the nation’s most established online creator, compiler, and curator of free learning assets. For almost 40 years, they've been building a loyal following of teachers—from novices to classroom veterans—giving them a new perspective on how to teach what they teach. "
target parent: Big Things Inc.
target: MashPlant
MashPlant is the only social learning platform that allows students to create, collaborate, learn, and share classroom projects in any digital media format in a certified safe, COPPA-compliant environment.
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announced 7/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Frontline Education, will acquire Perennial EdTech

synopsis: Frontline Education, a leading provider of school administration software for the K-12 education community, announced that the company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Perennial EdTech, a group of market leading education software companies with a mission to improve K-12 school administration software ecosystems.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is the leading provider of school administration software, empowering strategic K-12 leaders with the right tools, data and insights to proactively manage human capital, business operations and special education. "
target parent: Alpine Investors, LP
target: Perennial EdTech
Perennial EdTech is a group of market leading education software companies with a mission to improve K-12 school administration software ecosystems. Perennial strives to deliver educators, administrators, business office staff and students with the most powerful technology tools available.
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closed 9/15/2014 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Berger-Levrault, acquired COBA Inc.

synopsis: The Paris-based health and education software publisher Berger-Levrault International Group has acquired software firm COBA Management Software. The company provides integrated management software for educational institutions and municipal organizations in Québec.
buyer: Groupe Berger-Levrault
Berger-Levrault is a leading European multi-channel publisher of information software for the education, health care, other public-sector markets and also the private sector. It has almost 60,000 clients, 1,200 employees and annual sales of between $150 million and $200 million U.S. "
target: COBA Inc.
COBA Inc. provides integrated management software for educational institutions and municipal organizations in Québec. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Laval, Canada.
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closed 12/10/2012 via BNC Analysis

Advanced Computer Software plc, acquired Serco Learning

synopsis: Advanced Computer Software Group plc announces that it has acquired Serco Learning. Serco Learning is a supplier of management information systems to the UK education market, providing training and support to over 2,000 academies, independent schools and higher and further education providers.
buyer: Advanced Computer Software plc (GB:ASW:$333.60)
Advanced Computer Software Group plc is the leading supplier of software and IT services to the health, care and commercial sectors with a primary focus on delivering high quality products and services to enable first class delivery of care in the community. "
target parent: Serco Group plc
target: Serco Learning
Serco Learning is a trading division of Serco Group plc and is the number two supplier of management information systems to the UK education market, providing training and support to over 2,000 academies, independent schools and higher and further education providers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$10 [$10]
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
5.3x
closed 3/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., acquired LoudCloud Systems

synopsis: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., one of the largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses across the USA, announced it has completed the acquisition of the assets of LoudCloud Systems, a sophisticated digital platform and analytics provider to clients in higher education, the for-profit sector, and K-12 segment.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED:$2,185.39)
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., one of the largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses across the United States and a leading provider of digital education services, enhances the academic and social purpose of educational institutions. "
target: LoudCloud Systems
LoudCloud’s platforms include a competency based courseware platform, a learning analytics platform and services, and a learning management system. Its software captures and analyzes key behavioral and performance metrics from students, allowing educators to monitor and improve student outcomes.
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closed 3/20/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Schoolwires, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. has acquired Schoolwires, a leading educational website, hosting and content management providers to K-12 schools and districts. The acquisition of Schoolwires will better position Blackboard to improve the student experience through an unmatched combination of K-12 solutions and services focused on communication and engagement.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target: Schoolwires, Inc.
Schoolwires provides a suite of technology products and related services. Its solutions include an integrated website and content management system, a social learning and networking system, a family of mobile applications and an enterprise technology platform.
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announced 11/9/2011 via Company Press Release

Civica Pty Limited, will purchase RM Asia-Pacific Pty Ltd. from RM plc

synopsis: Civica, a market leader in specialist IT systems and business process services, has announced that Civica Pty Ltd, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired RM Asia-Pacific Pty Ltd from RM plc. RM Asia-Pacific is one of the region's major providers of school and learning management systems, classroom technology and educational software.
buyer: Civica Pty Limited
Civica Pty Lmited provides consulting, software, and managed services to the public sector in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It offers Authority, an enterprise application software for local governments. "
seller: RM plc (GB:RM.:$277.37)
RM Education is a global company, focused on supporting teachers to teach and learners to learn. It provides innovative products from classroom resources, through school technologies to systems for marking exams and delivering school performance data.
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Blackboard Open LMS

Adrenna Inc.

Moodlerooms, Inc.

Curriculum Trak

Advanced Processing & Imaging, Inc (API)

Uruut

Eleva Educação

Toptrack Learning Ltd

Amplify Education, Inc.

Riverdeep Holdings Limited

AlphaSmart, Inc.

Futurewhiz BV

Squla

MashPlant

Perennial EdTech

COBA Inc.

Serco Learning

LoudCloud Systems

Schoolwires, Inc.

RM plc

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