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closed 8/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

ATA Inc., acquired ACG International Art Education

synopsis: ATA Inc. has completed the acquisition of Beijing Huanqiuyimeng Education Consultation Corp. (ACG). ACG International Art Education specializes in providing portfolio preparation courses, consultation of overseas art study application and other services to students and young professionals who are interested in art and aiming at studying art abroad.
buyer: ATA Inc. (ATAI:$0.20)
ATA Inc. is a leading provider of advanced testing technologies in China. The Company offers comprehensive services for the creation and delivery of assessments based on its proprietary testing technologies and test delivery platform. "
target: ACG International Art Education
With 22 direct campus locations throughout China, ACG International Art Education specializes in providing portfolio preparation courses, consultation of overseas art study application and other services to students and young professionals who are interested in art and aiming at studying art abroad.
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closed 3/30/2011 via PR Newswire

EverFi, Inc., acquired Outside the Classroom

synopsis: EverFi, Inc., the leading education technology platform addressing growing state mandates in new subject areas, has announced the acquisition of Boston-based Outside The Classroom, Inc., the provider of the largest online alcohol prevention course AlcoholEdu®.
buyer: EverFi, Inc.
EverFi is the leading education technology platform to teach, assess, and certify students in critical skills including Financial Literacy, Student Loan Management, Digital Literacy, Substance Abuse, and additional product areas. "
target parent: Ticonderoga Capital Inc.
target: Outside the Classroom
Outside The Classroom is a Boston-based company that was founded to address epidemic-level public health issues affecting education, corporate, and government institutions. The company is the provider of the largest online alcohol prevention course AlcoholEdu®.
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announced 4/2/2007 via Market Watch

Bristow Group, Inc., will acquire Helicopter Adventures, Inc.

synopsis: Bristow Group Inc. Thursday said it has agreed to purchase Helicopter Adventures Inc., a helicopter flight school with facilities in California and Florida, for $15 million. The deal also includes the assumption of about $5 million in debt.
buyer: Bristow Group, Inc. (BRS:$1,232.81)
Bristow is one of the world’s largest providers of helicopter services. The first civil helicopter company to work in the oil and gas industry, Bristow has earned an international reputation for speed of response and quality of service. "
target: Helicopter Adventures, Inc.
Bristow Academy devotes all of its resources to flight instruction. Each program is tailored to the ability of the student to assimilate new skills and to the student's time schedule. No previous aviation experience is required to join our flight school.
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announced 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Benesse Holdings, Inc., will acquire Study Hacker Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Benesse Holdings Inc., a Japanese company focused on education and publishing, will acquire a 50.1% stake in Study Hacker Co., Ltd., a specialty prep school in Japan. Study Hacker helps students prepare for medical school exams and other difficult university exams. The company also operates English learning centers.
buyer: Benesse Holdings, Inc. (TSE:9783:$4,107.30)
Benesse Holdings, Inc. is a Japanese company focused on education and publishing. Benesse Holdings, Inc. provides, through its subsidiaries, course material, student pocketbooks, magazines, tutoring services, exam prep services, educational equipment, and more. "
target: Study Hacker Co., Ltd.
Study Hacker is a specialty prep school in Japan. Study Hacker helps students prepare for medical school exams and other difficult university exams. The company also operates English learning centers that provide short-term training to help students improve their English.
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closed 1/21/2008 via BNC Analysis

Artist & Entertainment Group Ltd., acquired Australian College of Entertainment Ltd.

synopsis: Artist and Entertainment Group Limited completed the acquisition of Australian College of Entertainment on January 21, 2008.
buyer: Artist & Entertainment Group Ltd.
Artist & Entertainment Group Limited is engaged in the development and management of Australian artistic and entertainment talent across the film, television and commercial industries both locally and overseas. "
target: Australian College of Entertainment Ltd.
Australian College of Entertainment Ltd. teaches all the disciplines required in the film, television, theatre, and live performance entertainment industries. The company provides arts training for young people and adults; and vocational education services.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Marie Claire, acquired Franck Thomas Institut

synopsis: The Marie Claire Group - holder of the reference titles in oenology (the study of wines) and gastronomy, La Revue du Vin de France and Cuisine et Vins de France - announces the acquisition of Franck Thomas Institut, a French leader in training in the professions of sommellerie and gastronomy.
buyer: Groupe Marie Claire
Created in 1937, the Marie Claire Group was the first true pioneer of publishing, creating weekly issues that brought the latest trends into the homes of French women, acting as the original internet for fashion and beauty. Marie Claire publishes 88 magazines and some fifty websites worldwide. "
target: Franck Thomas Institut
Franck Thomas Institut is a French provider of training for sommeliers and gastronomy professionals. The company was founded and developed by Franck Thomas - Best Sommelier of Europe. Franck Thomas Institut trains students in several cities in France.
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closed 8/24/2016 via BNC Analysis

ADvTECH Group, acquired Capsicum Culinary Studio

synopsis: ADvTECH, which owns premium private schools such as Trinity House and Crawford College, acquired 100% of Capsicum Culinary Studio, a cooking school in South Africa. Capsicum Culinary Studio is the largest chef school of its kind in South Africa, and it is an internationally endorsed training partner for future chefs.
buyer: ADvTECH Group (JSE:ADH:$293.19)
The ADvTECH Group leads the private sector in the fields of education and resourcing, contributing meaningfully towards the sustainable development of human capacity in South Africa through the provision of education, training, skills development and career placement services. "
target: Capsicum Culinary Studio
Capsicum Culinary Studio is the largest chef school of its kind in South Africa. As an internationally endorsed training partner for future chefs, they are committed to a strict code of ethics and embrace creativity and diversity.
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closed 12/3/2010 via BusinessWire

Oak Tree Educational Partners, Inc., acquired Culinary Group

synopsis: Oak Tree Educational Partners, Inc., a provider of vocational, training and technical education services, announced hereto that it has completed the acquisition of Culinary Tech Center LLC, Professional Culinary Institute LLC and Educational Training Institute, Inc. (collectively, the Culinary Group).
buyer: Oak Tree Educational Partners, Inc.
Oak Tree was founded in July 2009 by Kinder Investments LP (one of the founders of Bridgepoint Education, Inc.), Anil Narang, and Joseph Bianco for the purpose of acquiring for-profit training and education companies. "
target: Culinary Group
The Culinary Group, (Culinary Tech Center LLC, Professional Culinary Institute LLC and Educational Training Institute, Inc.) offers comprehensive vocational programs with industry internships in Culinary Arts, Hotel Operations and Customer Service.
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announced 11/23/2016 via Company Press Release

National Restaurant Association, will acquire American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute

synopsis: The National Restaurant Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association announced a partnership for the largest foodservice trade association in the world to acquire the training business assets and products of the American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute.
buyer: National Restaurant Association
Founded in 1919, the National Restaurant Association is the leading business association for the restaurant industry, which comprises more than 1 million restaurant and foodservice outlets. The NRA represents the industry in Washington, D.C., and advocate on its behalf. "
target parent: American Hotel & Lodging Association
target: American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute
The American Hotel & Lodging Association Educational Institute is one of the finest nonprofit member benefits of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, and is the premier source for delivering quality hospitality education, training and professional certification.
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closed 11/18/2015 via Company Press Release

Seetec Skills, acquired Digital Youth Academy Limited

synopsis: Seetec Skills, one of the UK’s leading independent training providers has acquired Derby based Digital Youth Academy. Digital Youth Academy offers comprehensive career development training and advice as one of the UK's thought-leaders in empowering young people with the ever-evolving skills needed to compete in today's global, online marketplace.
buyer parent: Seetec Group Ltd.
buyer: Seetec Skills
Seetec Skills provides up-to-date, informative and inspiring support and advice to help people improve their skills and progress in their careers through vocational skills training. They offer Apprenticeships, Traineeships, compliance courses and nationally recognised accreditations. "
target: Digital Youth Academy Limited
The Digital Youth Academy has a suite of qualifications and training programmes that enable young people to formalise their Digital Marketing and Social Media skills; enabling them to become highly skilled individuals with qualifications recognised by employers, which lead to sustainable work.
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closed 12/17/2014 via PE Hub

Graycliff Partners, Renovus Capital, acquired Hillsboro Aero Academy

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners and Graycliff Partners has acquired Hillsboro Aviation‘s flight training division. Based in Hillsboro, Oregon, the division, now renamed Hillsboro Aero Academy, is a provider of professional pilot training.
buyer: Renovus Capital
buyer: Graycliff Partners
The Graycliff team has a long history of partnering with established management teams in growth companies with sustainable competitive advantages. The Graycliff Partners team, previously operating as part of HSBC Capital, has invested over $1 billion and completed in excess of 80 investments. "
target parent: Hillsboro Aviation
target: Hillsboro Aero Academy
Hillsboro Aero Academy, formerly Hillsboro Aviation, is one of the largest airplane and helicopter training schools in the United States. Thousands of pilots have graduated from their accredited programs and go on to fly for companies all over the world.
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closed 7/12/2017 via GlobeNewswire

First Asia Holdings Limited, acquired Hong Kong Esports Training Centre

synopsis: First Asia Group has acquired the Hong Kong Esports Training Centre (HKETC), the first Esports training provider in Hong Kong. HKETC focuses on providing education and vocational job training for employment opportunities related to the Esports industry
buyer: First Asia Holdings Limited (OTCPK:FAHL.F:$3.33)
First Asia Holdings is an investment holding company based in Hong Kong. Its core business is in property development, management, sale and purchase of land, and leasing. "
target: Hong Kong Esports Training Centre
Hong Kong Esports Training Center (HKETC) was founded in early 2016 as the first Esports training provider in Hong Kong. HKETC focuses on providing education and vocational job training for employment opportunities related to the Esports industry
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Social Media Akademie

synopsis: WEKA Group acquired 80% stake of Webculture GmbH (Social Media Akademie) in Mannheim, Germany. Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media.
buyer: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international publishing house based in Kissing, near Augsburg/Munich in Germany and one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses of the world. The Group consists of three business divisions, with 17 media companies in five European countries. "
target: Social Media Akademie
Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media for marketing specialists in companies, agencies, freelancers and job seekers.
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closed 4/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Thalo.com, acquired Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Thalo.com, in conjunction with its sister site, Doddle has acquired Larry Jordan & Associates Inc and its websites DigitalProductionBuzz.com and LarryJordan.com. LarryJordan.com is a premier provider of online training, product reviews and information for media professionals. DigitalProductionBuzz provides digital production information.
buyer: Thalo.com
Thalo LLC (www.thalo.com) located in Melville, NY is an artist community and promotion engine for creative people to come to be inspired, to connect and to showcase their creativity. "
target: Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc.
Larry Jordan & Associates, Inc. (LJA) is a multi-faceted company led by highly-regarded producer Larry Jordan. LJA provides high-quality, engaging training and information covering video production and post-production for practicing professionals and students through a variety of media worldwide.
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closed 10/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Kuepa, acquired Cedumec

synopsis: Kuepa.com has acquired Cedumec, one of Latin America’s workforce development schools, which provides courses and other educational programs for adults in Mexico City. Cedumec provides training in computer science, computer assembly and repair, English language, and CENEVAL, a standardized test for adults who wish to validate high school studies.
buyer: Kuepa
Kuepa provides workforce development blended and online learning solutions to adults throughout Latin America. Through its proprietary platform and blended learning content, Kuepa has trained over 30,000 students since its founding three years ago. "
target: Cedumec
Cedumec is an institution with over 30 years of experience in providing quality education for adults. It provides training in computer science, computer assembly and repair, English language, and CENEVAL, a standardized test for adults who wish to validate high school studies.
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announced 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Quality Bicycle Products, will acquire Barnett Bicycle Institute

synopsis: Quality Bicycle Products has agreed to acquire Barnett Bicycle Institute from the National Bicycle Dealers Association. John Barnett founded BBI in 1986; it was acquired by the NBDA in 2016. Barnett Bicycle Institute is a school that offers classes in bicycle mechanics and materials for bicycle repair shops.
buyer: Quality Bicycle Products
Serving more than 5,000 independent bike dealers, Quality Bicycle Products (QBP) is widely regarded as the best wholesale distributor to the cycling industry. QBP is in the business of bikes — from developing a diverse portfolio of their own brands to distributing the top names in the industry. "
target parent: National Bicycle Dealers Association
target: Barnett Bicycle Institute
Barnett Bicycle Institute is a school that offers classes in bicycle mechanics and materials for bicycle repair shops. Their specialties are suspension service, wheel building, and wheel truing techniques.
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closed 3/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Anvia Holdings, acquired Xseed Pty Ltd,

synopsis: Anvia Holdings Corporation, a global technology and education service company, will acquire XSEED Pty Ltd, an Australian Registered Training Organization. XSEED provides vocational education training services. They offer courses for business leadership and management, hairdressing, automotive, and massage therapy.
buyer: Anvia Holdings (OTCPK:ANVV:$2.35)
Anvia Holdings is a global technology and education service company. Anvia, as an investment and holding company, has developed and acquired a number of businesses that helped individuals and organizations grow. Their products serve two key target audiences namely consumer and business segments. "
target: Xseed Pty Ltd,
XSEED is an Australian Registered Training Organization. XSEED provides vocational education training services through their XSEED, Next Gear, and Hair Assembly brands. They offer courses for business leadership and management, hairdressing, automotive, and massage therapy.
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announced 1/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Australian Apex Education Pty Ltd, will purchase Ability Education and MEGT Institute from MEGT

synopsis: Australian Apex Education, a subsidiary of SDM Group Holdings and a leading provider of Vocational Education and Training, will acquire Ability Education and Institute Training (MEGT Institute) from MEGT. Ability Education provides English courses to international students. Institute Training provides courses on early childhood education and care.
buyer parent: SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie
buyer: Australian Apex Education Pty Ltd
Apex Institute of Education is one of Australia's leading private providers of Vocational Education and Training for international and domestic students. Apex offers a range of quality courses developed and taught by highly experienced and qualified trainers in a diverse and inclusive environment. "
seller: MEGT
Ability Education provides English courses covering conversational, practical and academic English to international students. Institute Training is a Registered Training Organisation in Australia and a specialist provider for national accredited courses on early childhood education and care.
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$3.28
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announced 10/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Anvia Holdings, will acquire The Eagle Academy

synopsis: Anvia Holdings Corporation announced that it has executed a term sheet to acquire Xamerg Pty Ltd, an Australian Vocational Education institution, trading under the brand Eagle Academy. The Eagle Academy has established itself as a leading education institution in Sports Management, English Language to foreign students, Business and Management.
buyer: Anvia Holdings (OTCPK:ANVV:$2.35)
Anvia Holdings is the world's integrated end to end service provider for blue collar workers by training, certification, placement services, entrepreneur services and provision of the blue collar services on demand for consumers and businesses around the world. "
target: The Eagle Academy
The Eagle Academy has established itself as a leading education institution in Sports Management, English Language to foreign students, Business and Management. They currently have campuses in two states in Australia: Queensland and Victoria.
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announced 9/14/2016 via

National Bicycle Dealers Association, will acquire Barnett Bicycle Institute

synopsis: The National Bicycle Dealers Association has agreed to buy the Barnett Bicycle Institute, a 30-year-old professional mechanics school. Barnett specializes in suspension service, wheel building, and wheel truing techniques.
buyer: National Bicycle Dealers Association
The National Bicycle Dealers Association is a non-profit association promoting the interests of every specialty bicycle retailer in the United States. "
target: Barnett Bicycle Institute
Barnett Bicycle Institute is a school that offers classes in bicycle mechanics and materials for bicycle repair shops. Their specialties are suspension service, wheel building, and wheel truing techniques.
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closed 8/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

ATA Inc., acquired ACG International Art Education

synopsis: ATA Inc. has completed the acquisition of Beijing Huanqiuyimeng Education Consultation Corp. (ACG). ACG International Art Education specializes in providing portfolio preparation courses, consultation of overseas art study application and other services to students and young professionals who are interested in art and aiming at studying art abroad.
buyer: ATA Inc. (ATAI:$0.20)
ATA Inc. is a leading provider of advanced testing technologies in China. The Company offers comprehensive services for the creation and delivery of assessments based on its proprietary testing technologies and test delivery platform. "
target: ACG International Art Education
With 22 direct campus locations throughout China, ACG International Art Education specializes in providing portfolio preparation courses, consultation of overseas art study application and other services to students and young professionals who are interested in art and aiming at studying art abroad.
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closed 8/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

ATA Inc., acquired ACG International Art Education

synopsis: ATA Inc. has completed the acquisition of Beijing Huanqiuyimeng Education Consultation Corp. (ACG). ACG International Art Education specializes in providing portfolio preparation courses, consultation of overseas art study application and other services to students and young professionals who are interested in art and aiming at studying art abroad.
buyer: ATA Inc. (ATAI:$0.20)
ATA Inc. is a leading provider of advanced testing technologies in China. The Company offers comprehensive services for the creation and delivery of assessments based on its proprietary testing technologies and test delivery platform. "
target: ACG International Art Education
With 22 direct campus locations throughout China, ACG International Art Education specializes in providing portfolio preparation courses, consultation of overseas art study application and other services to students and young professionals who are interested in art and aiming at studying art abroad.
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announced 8/16/2018 via GlobeNewswire

ATA Inc., will acquire Beijing Biztour International Travel Service Co., Ltd.

synopsis: ATA Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Beijing Biztour International Travel Service Co., Ltd. (Beijing Biztour), a provider of international educational study tour and travel services for students in China who are interested in overseas study tours primarily in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Australia.
buyer: ATA Inc. (ATAI:$0.20)
ATA Inc. is a leading provider of advanced testing technologies in China. The Company offers comprehensive services for the creation and delivery of assessments based on its proprietary testing technologies and test delivery platform. "
target: Beijing Biztour International Travel Service Co., Ltd.
Beijing Biztour International Travel Service Co., Ltd. (Beijing Biztour) is a provider of international educational study tour and travel services for students in China who are interested in overseas study tours primarily in the U.S., United Kingdom, and Australia.
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closed 11/6/2013 via PR Newswire

ATA Inc., acquired Xing Wei Institute (HK) Limited

synopsis: ATA Inc., a leading provider of advanced testing technologies and testing-related services in China, that it closed on the previously announced acquisition of Xing Wei Institute (HK) Limited ("Xing Wei"), a private education technology company.
buyer: ATA Inc. (ATAI:$0.20)
ATA, Inc. provides computer-based testing services in China. The company offers its services for the creation and delivery of computer-based tests based on its proprietary testing technologies and test delivery platform for professional licensure and certification tests in various industries. "
target: Xing Wei Institute (HK) Limited
Xing Wei Institute (HK) Limited is a private education technology company that provides training solutions as well as online and mobile training platforms for corporations in China.
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closed 2/9/2016 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired EnlightKS

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies, has acquired EnlightKS, a leading UK-based testing services provider. EnlightKS is a global leader in eLearning, eAssessment and Performance Support.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: EnlightKS
EnlightKS is a global leader in eLearning, eAssessment and Performance Support. In IT Certification, it has set the standard for performance-based IT skills assessment. In Professional Certification it works with government, corporates, awarding bodies and publishers to deliver testing programmes.
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closed 9/9/2013 via PR Web

JAK, Ltd., acquired LabMentors Corp.

synopsis: PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) announced the sale of its Labmentors Canadian subsidiary to JAK, Ltd., a Canadian company.
buyer: JAK, Ltd.
JAK, Ltd. is a Canadian company. "
target parent: PCS Edventures, Inc.
target: LabMentors Corp.
LabMentors provides guided on-line labs for web-based information technology training and certification. Participants can log on anywhere to gain hands-on experience and advice in the study of Windows 2003, XP, 2000, Security, Cisco Networking and Custom Application programs/certification tracks.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

CompTIA, acquired metacog

synopsis: CompTIA, the world's leading tech association whose unparalleled programs set industry standards, foster skill development and generate knowledge and insight every day, has acquired Metacog, a company that uses AI to improve technical, college and career readiness and to develop the harder-to-measure, complex 21st century problem-solving skills.
buyer: CompTIA
CompTIA, the world's leading tech association, is a thought leader and an action leader. From their new IT professional association to their leading certification programs, their unparalleled programs set industry standards, foster skill development and generate knowledge and insight every day. "
target: metacog
Metacog’s technology enables much deeper assessment challenges to optimize human learning and performance. They use AI to automatically improve technical, college and career readiness and to develop the harder-to-measure, complex 21st century problem-solving skills.
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closed 3/6/2013 via PR Newswire

Pearson (VUE), acquired Exam Design, Inc.

synopsis: Pearson VUE acquired Exam Design Inc, a leading provider of examination development software used in high-stakes testing. Exam Design's flagship product, ExamDeveloper, is a web-based suite of tools that helps users develop rigorous and defensible assessments for credentialing purposes while reducing the reliance on in-person meetings.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson (VUE)
Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing for information technology, academic, government and professional testing programs around the world. Pearson VUE provides a full suite of services from test development to data management. "
target: Exam Design, Inc.
Exam Design creates software that organizations can use to develop, maintain, and analyze high-stakes examinations. Exam Design software is built by testing experts with years of experience designing hundreds of examinations for associations, corporations and government entities across the US.
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Houghton Mifflin Company, purchased SkillsTutor from Achievement Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company announced an agreement with Achievement Technologies, Inc. (ATI), a privately held educational software solution and service company, to acquire all of ATI's research-based instructional products for $18.5 million in cash.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
seller: Achievement Technologies, Inc.
Achievement Technologies is a privately held educational software solution and service company founded in the fall of 1999, focusing primarily on the K-12 school market with a secondary focus on the school-to-work and adult basic skills market.
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closed 1/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Orion Edutech Private Limited, acquired Brainvalley Software Private Limited

synopsis: Skill development company Orion Edutech announced acquisition of 67 per cent stake in Chennai-based Brain Valley Software Pvt Ltd, an independent assessment solution for corporates and education institutes. They have delivered over 1.4 million tests to date for an array of competitive exams and employers.
buyer: Orion Edutech Private Limited
Orion Edutech is the largest vocational training institute in the country. Since their inception in 2005, they have secured the future of more than 60,000 students by providing them with jobs in top companies across India. Their vocational training courses are industry-oriented and skill based. "
target: Brainvalley Software Private Limited
Brainvalley Software specializes in assessment solutions for students, coaching institutes, corporates or colleges. They have delivered over 1.4 million tests to date for an array of competitive exams and employers.
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closed 8/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Descomplica, acquired PaperX

synopsis: Descomplica acquired PaperX, a startup focused on developing exercises and online evaluations as tests and simulations. With PaperX, students can prepare for exams with simulated tests to ensure a better performance in the college entrance examination.
buyer: Descomplica
Descomplica is the 1st largest digital education company in Brazil. Their history begins in 2011 as an online education startup helping students from all over Brazil improve at the ENEM. The ENEM is a Brazilian national exam, which evaluates high school students in Brazil. "
target: PaperX
PaperX is a Brazilian startup focused on developing exercises and online evaluations as tests and simulations. With PaperX, students can prepare for exams with simulated tests to ensure a better performance in the college entrance examination.
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closed 2/7/2019 via PR Newswire

TAL Education Group, acquired Ready4, Inc.

synopsis: Tomorrow Advancing Life Education Group (TAL), a leading education and technology enterprise in China, has acquired Ready4, Inc., the world's most advanced mobile learning platform. Ready4 provides high-quality, AI-powered live and on demand test prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) is a leading education and technology enterprise in China. Since its establishment, TAL is committed to integrating technologies and the Internet into education, to deliver a better study experience for children through K-12. "
target: Ready4, Inc.
Ready4 is the world's most advanced mobile learning platform. Ready4 provides high-quality, AI-powered live and on demand test prep courses for GMAT, GRE, SAT, ACT, PSAT, and MCAT. Ready4 has helped more than 2 million students in over 150 countries improve their college admissions test scores.
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closed 10/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Riverside Insights, acquired ESGI, LLC

synopsis: Riverside Insights, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors, has acquired ESGI, a leading SaaS platform for administering, creating, tracking, and reporting teacher-led assessments of early childhood students. ESGI was founded with the mission to help teachers and administrators overcome the unique challenges of early childhood education.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Riverside Insights
Riverside is a provider of educational and clinical assessments that play a key role in helping individuals elevate their learning potential by providing accurate and reliable data. Riverside is comprised of several iconic, leading brands such as Woodcock-Johnson, the Iowa Assessments, and CogAT. "
target: ESGI, LLC
ESGI ("Educational Software for Guiding Instruction") is an industry-leading platform for conducting 1-on-1 assessments that guide instruction for early childhood students. ESGI assessments empower teachers with real-time student data in easy-to-read reports, graphs, parent letters, and flashcards.
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closed 12/14/2006 via BusinessWire

Harcourt Assessment, Inc., acquired Edformation, Inc.

synopsis: Leading test publisher Harcourt Assessment, Inc., announced that it has acquired Edformation, Inc., a privately held company offering its AIMSweb product to education customers. AIMSweb is a research-based screening and progress monitoring tool for use by special education teachers, curriculum specialists and school psychologists.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Harcourt Assessment, Inc.
Harcourt Assessment, Inc. is a provider of high-quality assessment instruments and testing programs published under two brand names –– Harcourt Assessment and PsychCorp™. "
target: Edformation, Inc.
Edformation, Inc. creates Standard Assessment probes, formative assessment materials and online monitoring and reporting software for use in K-12, Special Education, Adult Learning, Community Education, home school, charter schools, correctional facilities and other educational settings.
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closed 6/8/2006 via PR Newswire

EdGate merged with EDmin.com, Inc.,

synopsis: EDmin.com and Educational Gateways announced the merger of their two organizations under EDmin.com, Inc. Clients will immediately benefit from the merger through an increased breadth of products and services, faster implementation, and reduced training requirements. Teachers will have improved access to tools and resources.
buyer: EDmin.com, Inc.
Founded in 1989 as an educational technology company, EDmin.com, Inc. has become the dominant platform for learning management solutions that enable school districts and teachers to accelerate student learning and improve performance. "
target: EdGate
EdGate provides K-12 solutions that improve student performance while providing a user friendly, secure, and personalized environment. EdGate’s suite of products is integrated, customizable, and delivered to the education community via the Internet.
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closed 8/1/2005 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Turnleaf

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education today announced the acquisition of TurnLeaf Solutions Inc., a national provider of customized online reporting and data analysis. TurnLeaf helps administrators and teachers track progress toward school districts' Adequate Yearly Progress goals, a key provision in the No Child Left Behind law.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
Founded in 1888, McGraw-Hill Education provides information via various media platforms: through books, magazines and newsletters; on-line over the Internet and electronic networks; via television, satellite and FM sideband broadcast; and through software, videotape, facsimile and CD-ROM products. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Turnleaf
TurnLeaf Solutions Inc. was founded in September of 1999, by educators for educators. The founding vision of the company is one of technology-enhanced instructional improvement as the pathway to higher student achievement. TurnLeaf immediately established a unique niche in the education market thro
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closed 1/10/2017 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Software Secure, Inc.

synopsis: PSI Services, a testing services provider to corporations, government agencies, professional associations, and certifying bodies, announced that they have acquired Software Secure, a recognized leader in cloud-based online testing and a pioneer in record & review remote proctoring solutions for higher education, K-12 & certification organizations.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Software Secure, Inc.
Software Secure, Inc., creator of Securexam, is the pioneer in educational testing software development. Their software designers and technical support people are committed to helping the academic community experience computerized testing at its best.
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closed 10/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Turnitin, acquired LightSide

synopsis: Turnitin, the leaders in originality checking and online grading, announced the company has acquired LightSide Labs, an online service that uses machine learning to provide real-time, automated feedback on student writing.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. "
target: LightSide
LightSide Labs is an educational technology company, dedicated to improving student writing skills. LightSide provides automated feedback and support for writers, redefining the role of automated assessment in the K-12 and higher education classroom.
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closed 2/3/2011 via

News Corporation, acquired Wireless Generation

synopsis: News Corp. agreed to acquire 90 percent of education-technology provider Wireless Generation for about $360 million in cash, as Rupert Murdoch’s media company looks to expand in academics.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$9,890.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. "
target parent: Seavest, Inc.
target: Wireless Generation
Wireless Generation creates innovative tools, systems, and services that help educators teach smarter. With its mobile assessment software, the company invented a better way to give classroom assessments and make data-based instructional decisions.
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closed 4/22/2013 via PR Web

Pearson Education, acquired Learning Catalytics LLC

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, announced that it has acquired Learning Catalytics™, an advanced, cloud-based learning analytics and assessment system developed by Eric Mazur, Brian Lukoff, and Gary King of Harvard University.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Pearson, the global leader in education services, education technology and school solutions, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems and teacher professional development. "
target: Learning Catalytics LLC
Learning Catalytics is a cloud-based learning analytics and assessment system. It allows faculty to obtain real-time responses to open-ended or critical thinking questions, determine which areas need more explanation, and then automatically group students for further discussion and problem solving.
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closed 5/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired Freckle Education

synopsis: A year of vetting math tool after math tool came to an end with Renaissance announcing its acquisition of Freckle Education, a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target: Freckle Education
Freckle Education is a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science. Freckle currently claims more than 700,000 teachers and 10 million students have used the platform across 75,000 schools.
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announced 6/19/2014 via BusinessWire

MasteryConnect, will acquire Socrative

synopsis: Education technology leader MasteryConnect announced it is acquiring Socrative, a student response system that increases classroom engagement, for $5 million in cash and stock. The deal will add Socrative's real-time classroom assessment functionality to MasteryConnect's existing suite of cloud-based software and apps for learning in K-12 settings.
buyer: MasteryConnect
MasteryConnect is a market leader in curriculum, assessment and mastery learning tools for K-12. MasteryConnect supports teachers via its Mastery Learning Platform, as well as through their numerous apps on all Web-enabled devices. "
target: Socrative
Socrative supports teachers in formatively assessing their students with educational activities on all Web-enabled devices; including tablets, laptops and smartphones.
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closed 2/12/2019 via BusinessWire

EdCast, acquired Leapest

synopsis: EdCast, known as the operating system for the knowledge economy, announced the acquisition of Rotterdam-based Leapest. Founded in 2017, Leapest hosts three integrated training resource marketplaces on one platform, featuring over 5,000 learning products and instructors from all over the world.
buyer: EdCast
EdCast is a personal learning network to enhance human ability to collaborate and learn across educational materials, instructors,students and employers. EdCast Knowledge Cloud powers online learning portals built on OpenedX for world class institutions, enterprises, governments and non-profits. "
target: Leapest
Leapest is a corporate training ecosystem and a B2B Marketplace for training resources including courseware, eLearning, business simulations, certifications and instructor service. Their current catalog features key topics in IT training.
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closed 11/16/2016 via Market Wire

Echo360, acquired Astute Technology

synopsis: Echo360 announced the acquisition of online learning company Astute Technology, whose testing and certification platform allows organizations and institutions to evaluate user comprehension of video content and generate cloud-based certificates as users master new skills and competencies.
buyer: Echo360
Echo360 is the global leader in providing the platform to capture, host, and deliver classroom lecture and supplemental materials to higher-education institutions. Echo360 facilitates better instruction, results in greater efficiencies, and enriches learning experiences. "
target: Astute Technology
Astute Technology, Inc. provides e-learning tools and virtual meetings. Its products include Conference.CAST, a tool for recording audio and video from meetings, trainings, conferences, lectures or symposia and transform that content into media that can be distrubuted through the Web.
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Academies Australasia is an education provider that service through 10 separately colleges operating in Australia and Singapore. They offer English language, Senior High School, Singapore Government School Preparatory Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor and Master degree courses.
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