youth education applications

closed 8/4/2014 via PR Newswire

LeapFrog, acquired KidZui

synopsis: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., the leader in children's educational entertainment, announced that it has acquired KidZui, the leading kid-friendly internet browser. Created in 2006, the KidZui technology offers a kid-safe web experience and currently powers LeapSearch on all LeapFrog Wi-Fi enabled children's tablets.
buyer: LeapFrog (LF:$222.94)
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in educational entertainment for children. For nearly 20 years, LeapFrog has created award-winning learning solutions that combine educational expertise, innovative technology and a child's love for fun. "
target parent: Saban Capital Group
target: KidZui
KidZui is the leading kid-friendly internet browser. Created in 2006, the KidZui technology offers a kid-safe web experience. Once downloaded, KidZui provides kids access to millions of pre-loaded kid-friendly websites, YouTube videos, online games, and pictures.
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closed 8/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Phoenix Labs, acquired Bot School

synopsis: Phoenix Labs, the Vancouver-based studio founded under the principle of creating new AAA multiplayer experiences for gamers, has acquired Bot School, a game and platform developer that creates games that are effective and approachable at introducing coding concepts.
buyer: Phoenix Labs
Headquartered in Canada, Phoenix Labs is an independent game studio. They were founded under the principle of creating new AAA multiplayer experiences for gamers to create lasting, memorable relationships for years to come. "
target: Bot School
Bot School is a game and platform developer. They create games that are effective and approachable at introducing coding concepts, fun enough that kids would want to keep playing it on their own, and designed to be safe and secure so parents don’t have to worry.
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closed 2/21/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Recall Studios, acquired NameGames

synopsis: Recall Studios, a next generation media company that specializes in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Non-Linear Storytelling, has acquired NameGames, an award-winning educational software development company.
buyer: Recall Studios (OTCPK:BTOP:$0.04)
Recall Studios is a next generation media company. With decades of experience developing immersive narratives across multiple platforms, Recall Studios specializes in Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Non-Linear Storytelling. "
target: NameGames
NameGames is an award-winning educational software development company. Their unique “edutainment” products are designed to strengthen important relationships between children and their loved ones by engaging in shared, rewarding experiences.
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closed 5/20/2015 via PE Hub

Sandbox & Co., acquired Family Education Network

synopsis: Sandbox & Co., an industry-focused investor committed to building businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors, has acquired Family Education Network (FEN) from Pearson. FEN is an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox is an industry-focused investor committed to building and supporting businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors. Founded in 2014, the partners of Sandbox have a long track-record of acquiring, transforming and scaling businesses and brands internationally. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Family Education Network
Family Education Network is the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. The company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
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announced 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., will acquire Launchpad Toys

synopsis: Google is buying the kids app-maker Launchpad Toys. Launchpad Toys develops digital toys and tools that empower kids to create, learn and share their ideas through play. They make a handful of popular mobile apps for children including an augmented reality app called TeleStory and an animation storytelling tool called Toontastic.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Launchpad Toys
Launchpad Toys develops digital toys and tools that empower kids to create, learn and share their ideas through play.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BusinessWire

Sandbox & Co., acquired Fingerprint, Inc.

synopsis: UK-based Sandbox & Co., a strategic operator of millennial learning and entertainment companies, has acquired Fingerprint, a global provider of digital content for kids and families, to form Sandbox Kids. The new company will deliver on-demand, multimedia, multi-platform, digital subscription services for children and families around the world.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
UK-based Sandbox is an education company with engaging online products and services that make learning fun. At the intersection of the digital, learning, and media industries, Sandbox embraces technological advancements and focus on globally relevant core subjects that centre on 21st century skills."
target: Fingerprint, Inc.
Fingerprint is a leading global provider of digital content for kids and families. Fingerprint licenses its on-demand, multimedia, multiplatform super app Kidomi to OEMs, mobile carriers, Pay TV companies and retailers worldwide to help them better connect with families in a safe and meaningful way.
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closed 10/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Paper Boat Apps

synopsis: Nazara Technologies, a leading mobile games publisher in India, has acquired a 51% stake in Paper Boat Apps, a Mumbai-based indie studio that creates fun edutainment apps for children. Paper Boat Apps' flagship product, Kiddopia, is a subscription-based app that provides creative activities for math, language skills, social skills and more.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (BSE:543280:$61.22)
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: Paper Boat Apps
Paper Boat Apps is a Mumbai-based indie studio that creates fun edutainment apps for children. Paper Boat Apps' flagship product, Kiddopia, is an award-winning subscription-based app that provides a wide array of creative and stimulating activities for math, language skills, social skills and more.
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closed 8/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Khan Academy, acquired Duck Duck Moose

synopsis: Duck Duck Moose, a US-based edtech company backed by Stanford University, has been acquired by education non-profit organisation Khan Academy. Founded in 2008, Duck Duck Moose has created a suite of 21 educational mobile apps aimed primarily at young children aged two to seven.
buyer: Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a 501(c)3 non‐profit with a mission of providing a free world‐class education for anyone, anywhere. Their free online educational resources include practice problems, instructional lessons, and learning tools to support personalized education for users of all ages. "
target: Duck Duck Moose
Duck Duck Moose is an award-winning creator of educational children's mobile applications for iOS and Android. It was founded in 2008 by three parents who share a passion for children, music, education, design and play.
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closed 5/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Jonathan Kim and Hyounghoon Han, acquired Bigstar Global

synopsis: RNTS Media N.V. announces the divestment of its subsidiary BIGSTAR Global Ltd. ("BSG"), a Seoul, Korea-based developer of digital educational content for children, to a group of private investors led by Korean-American entrepreneur Jonathan Kim and BSG's CEO Hyounghoon Han.
buyer: Jonathan Kim and Hyounghoon Han
Jonathan Kim is a Korean-American entrepreneur and Hyounghoon Han is Bigstar Global's CEO. "
target parent: RNTS Media
target: Bigstar Global
Bigstar Global has been one of the leading educational content developers and providers for young children. Their main focus is developing and publishing engaging digital content across multiple platforms including smart phones, tablets, and smart TVs.
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$1.50
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$7
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$1
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closed 1/28/2015 via BusinessWire

Fingerprint, Inc., acquired Cognitive Kid

synopsis: Fingerprint announced that it has acquired Cognitive Kid. Cognitive Kid is the creator of the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning Ansel and Clair children’s educational app series. These apps combine thought provoking educational content with fun, engaging gameplay and interactions that keep children engaged and entertained.
buyer: Fingerprint, Inc.
Fingerprint is a mobile technology company that powers games and curates play-and-learn content to targeted customers around the world through dedicated mobile networks. Industry leaders in mobile technology, edutainment, broadcast and more license it's technology platform and content solution. "
target: Cognitive Kid
Cognitive Kid is the creator of the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning Ansel and Clair children’s educational app series. These apps combine thought provoking educational content with fun, engaging gameplay and interactions that keep children engaged and entertained.
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closed 4/4/2016 via PR Newswire

VTech Holdings Ltd, acquired LeapFrog

synopsis: VTech Holdings Limited, a global leader in electronic learning products and cordless telephones, announced that the company has completed its acquisition of LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., a leading developer of educational entertainment for children.
buyer: VTech Holdings Ltd (SEHK:303:$1,907.10)
VTech is the global leader in electronic learning products from infancy to preschool and the world's largest manufacturer of cordless phones. VTech has been a pioneer in the electronic learning toy category with innovative products that provide fun and learning to children across the world. "
target: LeapFrog (LF:$222.94)
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in innovative solutions that encourage a child's curiosity and love of learning throughout their early developmental journey. LeapFrog has helped children expand their knowledge and imagination through award-winning products led by the LeapFrog Learning Team.
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$73 [$40]
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closed 5/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Spin Master Corp, acquired Marbles

synopsis: Spin Master Corp., a leading global children's entertainment company, announced the acquisition of Marbles, a leader in brain-building and high-quality games, gifts and gadgets for all ages.
buyer: Spin Master Corp (TSX:TOY:$879.41)
Spin Master is a Canadian global toy and entertainment company that has been designing, developing, manufacturing, and marketing consumer products for children around the world since 1994. "
target: Marbles
Marbles is a leader in brain-building and high-quality games, gifts and gadgets for all ages. Marbles has grown into a 40-store retailer, e-commerce, catalog and product business known for its specialized portfolio of games with brain benefits, including the best-selling game Otrio.
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announced 10/12/2015 via Reuters

Avexa Limited, will acquire Tali Health Pty Ltd

synopsis: Avexa, a biotechnology company dedicated to the discovery and development of new drugs to treat serious infectious diseases, is to acquire Tali Health Pty Ltd, a company that develops a computer game that enhances learning and academic skills of children with developmental disabilities.
buyer: Avexa Limited (ASX:AVX:$0.24)
Avexa is a biotechnology company dedicated to the discovery and development of new drugs to treat serious infectious diseases, particularly Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). They are based in Australia. "
target: Tali Health Pty Ltd
Tali Health Pty Ltd develops a computer game that enhances learning and academic skills of children with developmental disabilities. The company was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Melbourne, Australia.
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closed 9/17/2014 via Company Press Release

Fox & Sheep, acquired Bubl

synopsis: Fox & Sheep announced the acquisition of Bubl, a Russian-based studio specializing in creative and innovative apps for kids. Bubl´s apps (Bubl Tap, Bubl Draw and Bubl Gelato) are a series of new-generation educational apps that foster the development of children’s creative talent.
buyer: Fox & Sheep
Fox & Sheep develops and publishes Kids Apps worldwide. They work closely together with book authors and illustrators worldwide to bring to life the best Apps for kids out there and help parents guide their children through the digital world. "
target: Bubl
Bubl is a Russian-based studio specializing in creative and innovative apps for kids. Bubl´s apps (Bubl Tap, Bubl Draw and Bubl Gelato) are a series of new-generation educational apps that foster the development of children’s creative talent.
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closed 5/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

TabTale, acquired Coco Play Limited

synopsis: TabTale has acquired the educational game developer Coco Play, giving the Israeli publisher a crucial foothold in the Chinese market. Cocoplay is a professional kids app developer consisting of passionate people and parents who has many years' experience in mobile game industry, dedicating to develop high quality games and apps for children.
buyer: TabTale
TabTale founders took the multi-disciplinary approach to tablets dynamic and interactive kids' apps using: Psychology, Creative Technology, User experience and a great platform: CreativeCenter. "
target: Coco Play Limited
Cocoplay is a professional kids app developer consisting of passionate people and parents who has many years' experience in mobile game industry, dedicating to develop high quality games and apps for children.
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closed 10/30/2013 via Publishers Weekly

KiwiTech, acquired Ruckus Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: KiwiTech, a Washington, D.C.-based mobile technology company, has acquired a 75% interest in Ruckus Media, an interactive children’s multimedia app, education and retail platform. Its latest release, the Ruckus app delights children with interactive storybooks featuring favorite brands (Hasbro, Crayola, SeaWorld).
buyer: KiwiTech
At KiwiTech, they use their expertise to help clients create outstanding apps. Using their consultative approach, they provide guidance on features and business models that make sense for businesses and their brand, well before a project is underway. "
target: Ruckus Media Group, Inc.
Ruckus Media Group creates interactive applications for mobile devices designed to entertain and educate children. Its latest release, the Ruckus app delights children with interactive storybooks featuring favorite brands (Hasbro, Crayola, SeaWorld).
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closed 3/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

TabTale, acquired Kids Games Club

synopsis: TabTale, a publisher of children’s and family apps, has bought Kids Games Club, maker of apps like “Paint Sparkles”. Kids Games Club develops educational applications for smart phones.
buyer: TabTale
TabTale founders took the multi-disciplinary approach to tablets dynamic and interactive kids' apps using: Psychology, Creative Technology, User experience and a great platform: CreativeCenter. "
target: Kids Games Club
Kids Games Club Ltd. develops educational applications for smart phones, like "Paint Sparkles".
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closed 7/27/2016 via Company Press Release

Unique Heritage Media, acquired Pili Pop Labs

synopsis: Unique Heritage Media announced the acquisition of Pili Pop Labs, a leader in language learning for children on mobile devices. The French start-up Pili Pop Labs has two language learning applications, Pili Pop English and Pili Pop Español, which use a unique voice recognition engine that analyzes the pronunciation of children to help them improve.
buyer: Unique Heritage Media
Unique Heritage Media (UHM) is a media group dedicated to the youth and to their entourage. Its ambition is to enable young people to grow and play while learning and discovering the world. UHM develops fifteen strong brands in the press, book, or digital sector. "
target: Pili Pop Labs
Pili Pop Labs is a Paris-based company specializing in language learning for children. With two apps, Pili Pop English and Pili Pop Español, available on iPhone and iPad, their goal is to help children learn English and Spanish while having fun.
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closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Scholastic Inc., acquired Ooka Island

synopsis: Ooka Island, a game based reading program, announced that is has been acquired by Scholastic. Ooka Island has 80 hours of educational games and 85 eBooks wrapped in a 24-level adventure that teaches mastery of the five foundational skills to enable children to read confidently.
buyer: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,679.40)
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. "
target: Ooka Island
Ooka Island is an adaptive, game-based learn to read program that develops strong early reading skills through 24 levels of educational activities and 85 ebooks. They've combined research and scientifically-proven concepts to teach the five foundational skills needed to become a confident reader.
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closed 12/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Kingdom Games, acquired 4Soils

synopsis: Kingdom Games announced it has closed its acquisition of the assets of 4Soils, a Stanford-based Children’s Bible app producer. 4Soils is well-known for its Biblically-centered digital experiences for children. With this acquisition, Kingdom Games strengthens its mission to provide ethical and moral games to upcoming generations of all ages.
buyer: Kingdom Games
Kingdom Games is the industry leader of thoughtful gaming; the most reliable and trusted source in the market place for games that are family appropriate for all ages. Based on Biblical themes, Kingdom Games products are both entertaining and educational. "
target: 4Soils
4Soils brings Biblically centered digital experiences for children on mobile devices like iPad and iPhone. All elements of the stories are carefully and faithfully written to accurately reflect the facts in the Bible and includes interactive games, coloring, and songs.
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KidZui

Bot School

NameGames

Family Education Network

Launchpad Toys

Fingerprint, Inc.

Paper Boat Apps

Duck Duck Moose

Bigstar Global

Cognitive Kid

LeapFrog

Marbles

Tali Health Pty Ltd

Bubl

Coco Play Limited

Ruckus Media Group, Inc.

Kids Games Club

Pili Pop Labs

Ooka Island

4Soils

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Ticker: DB:RNM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RNTS Media
RNTS Media
RNTS Media is a global holding company that owns and fuels multi-national businesses in the mobile ecosystem, with a focus on developing innovative technology platforms, monetization solutions, and digital content for connected devices. They are headquartered in Berlin, Germany.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$27.44
EBITDA ($mm)
($22.05)
EBIT ($mm)
($24.06)
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Ticker: SKGP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Smart Kids Group, Inc.
Smart Kids Group, Inc.
Smart Kids has created, developed, and produced a cutting edge children's digital education and entertainment company. It develops, distributes and licenses quality children's Edutainment products through a variety of media including television, video, retail, direct marketing, and the Internet.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.65)
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