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closed 6/22/2022 via PR Newswire

Archipel Academy, acquired Edubookers

synopsis: Archipel Academy, the all-in-one learning platform for organisations, has acquired Edubookers, the booking platform for training courses. Netherlands-based Edubookers has been the leading independent booking platform for training courses since 2015. Over 1,300 trainers offer over 70,000 learning products.
buyer: Archipel Academy
Archipel Academy has been active as a broad learning partner with their all-in-one AI-driven learning platform. Their services consist of a personal and flexible Learning Management System and an intelligent search & book content marketplace. "
target: Edubookers
Edubookers has been the leading independent booking platform for training courses since 2015. Over 1,300 trainers offer over 70,000 learning products. As the hub of Learning in the Netherlands, Edubookers also gives substance to The Learning Account and numerous LLD platforms (Lifelong Development).
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closed 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Grupo A Educação, Kinea Investimentos Ltda, acquired Saber em Rede

synopsis: Private equity firm Kinea and Grupo A, a provider of educational materials, acquired a 51% stake in Saber em Rede, an edtech marketplace based in Cubo Itaú that connects students with grad school vacancies via independent agents.
buyer: Grupo A Educação
buyer: Kinea Investimentos Ltda
Kinea Investimentos is an independent, innovative alternative asset management firm, which is a subsidiary of the Itaú Group, based in Brazil. Brazil-based Grupo A owns several publishers of science textbooks and digital education platforms. "
target: Saber em Rede
Saber em Rede, based in Cubo Itaú, the largest hub of startups in Latin America, promotes the dissemination of education and financial empowerment by promoting connections between the best educational institutions in the country and people interested in selling courses.
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closed 5/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

HelloWork, acquired Diplomeo

synopsis: HelloWork, a French platform that connects employers, recruiters, and trainers with all workers, has acquired Diplomeo, a French platform that helps higher education students pick the right school for them. Diplomeo's platform enables students to search for schools that meet their degree, subject, and location needs.
buyer: HelloWork
HelloWork is a French platform that connects employers, recruiters, and trainers with all workers. HelloWork helps people to find jobs or change their profession. HelloWork offers 650 thousand job opportunities per month through its network of regional sites. "
target: Diplomeo
Diplomeo is a French platform that helps higher education students pick the right school for them. Diplomeo's platform enables students to search for schools that meet their degree, subject, and location needs. Diplomeo has helped over 15,000 students find the school that is best for them.
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closed 1/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

IDP Education, acquired Hotcourses

synopsis: Global student placement company, IDP Education, has acquired the Hotcourses Group. Hotcourses is the UK's largest publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities.
buyer: IDP Education (:$272.73)
IDP Education Limited provides student placement services to enroll into universities, schools, and colleges. The Company offers student services, such as university and course guidance, visa application and scholarships assistance, and pre-departure support services. "
target: Hotcourses
Hotcourses changes lives by helping people enroll on the right courses throughout the world. With offices in London, Sydney, Boston and Chennai, Hotcourses is the largest UK's publisher of websites offering access to information about courses, colleges and universities.
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$37
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closed 11/11/2015 via BNC Analysis

Crimson Consulting Limited, acquired UniTutor Limited

synopsis: Crimson Consulting completed the purchase of Dunedin-based Unitutor. UniTutor is a tutoring company designed specifically for University students. It is a platform for students to search, book and pay for tutorials for specific University papers.
buyer: Crimson Consulting Limited
Crimson, founded by two Auckland teenagers in February 2014, offers consultancy services to those applying for highly competitive slots in university in the United States and England. "
target: UniTutor Limited
UniTutor is a tutoring company designed specifically for University students. It is a platform for students to search, book and pay for tutorials for specific University papers. UniTutor doesn’t just offer tutors, it offers Quality tutors.
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closed 6/11/2012 via BNC Analysis

QuinStreet, Inc., acquired OnlineEducation.com

synopsis: QuinStreet, Inc., an internet marketing services and technology company, has acquired OnlineEducation.com, a provider of information on online degree programs, from BigLeads.com, engaged in the acquisition, development and management of internet properties.
buyer: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet, Inc. is one of the largest Internet marketing and media companies in the world. QuinStreet is committed to providing consumers and businesses with the information they need to research, find and select the products, services and brands that meet their needs. "
target parent: BigLeads.com
target: OnlineEducation.com
OnlineEducation.com has a single fixed mission: to provide prospective students with a wealth of high-quality education options. OnlineEducation.com is not an educator; instead it supplies detailed and varied information on all things higher education-related.
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closed 2/25/2022 via BNC Analysis

CollegeDekho, acquired GetMyUni

synopsis: Gurugram-based edtech startup, CollegeDekho Group has acquired Getmyuni. GetMyUni is one of India’s largest college, career and course search platforms. GetMyUni empowers students by helping them choose the right college by providing them access to exhaustive college information, data points, student ratings, and reviews.
buyer: CollegeDekho
CollegeDekho is a unique universities discovery platform in India. CollegeDekho connects education seekers with education providers and offers information about colleges, courses, entrance exam details, admission notifications, changes in exam pattern, scholarships and all related topics. "
target: GetMyUni
GetMyUni is one of India’s largest college, career and course search platforms. GetMyUni empowers students by helping them choose the right college by providing them access to exhaustive college information. GetMyUni operates online platform GetMyUni, IELTSMaterial, and TheCollegeMonk.
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closed 10/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cheddar, acquired RateMyProfessors.com

synopsis: Streaming news company Cheddar has acquired RateMyProfessors.com, the Viacom-owned site where students go online to rate and review their professors and schools across the U.S. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
buyer: Cheddar
Cheddar is the leading post-cable news, media, and entertainment company. Cheddar broadcasts live on SlingTV, Hulu Live, YouTube TV, Philo, Twitter, Facebook Watch, Pluto, Xumo and more. "
target parent: Viacom Inc.
target: RateMyProfessors.com
RateMyProfessors.com is the largest online destination for professor ratings. Users have added more than 19 million ratings, 1.7 million professors and over 7,500 schools to RateMyProfessors.com.
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closed 1/31/2018 via PR Newswire

ProspeX Digital, acquired Universities.com LLC

synopsis: ProspeX Digital, a customer acquisition lead generation company, announced the acquisition of Universities.com, which has served as a trusted source for researching colleges and universities since 1996.
buyer: ProspeX Digital
ProspeX Digital is a performance-driven digital marketing firm that specializes in prospect and data development with a focus on education recruitment marketing. ProspeX Digital boasts a cost-effective, performance-driven model that is fueled by proprietary multi-channel ad targeting products. "
target: Universities.com LLC
Universities.com was established in 1996 to help millions of prospective students and adult learners find colleges and universities that fit their needs and match their career goals.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Wizbii, acquired Filengo

synopsis: Wizbii, a professional social network that helps students and graduate find jobs and internships, has acquired Filengo, a free platform that allows students to obtain all the financial aid they are eligible for. Filengo determines which financial aid and how much each student is eligible for from their profile.
buyer: Wizbii
Wizbii is a professional social network for students and graduates. It was created to encourage the creation of startup projects and collaboration between its members. Wizbii helps young people find jobs and internships, and young entrepreneurs to launch their startup projects. "
target: Filengo
Filengo is a free platform that allows students to obtain all the financial aid they are eligible for. Filengo determines which financial aid and how much each student is eligible for from their profile. Students can fill out and send files to financial aid organizations with just one click.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

NRCCUA, acquired Admittedly

synopsis: The National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA), a leading provider of data and analytics solutions to public and private colleges and universities, announced that it has acquired Admittedly, a web and mobile platform education company that specializes in helping students plan their college searches on the go.
buyer: NRCCUA
National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA) is the most trusted source for advancing higher education recruitment. They build educational bridges between college-bound high school students, high school educators and college admissions officers. "
target: Admittedly
Admitted.ly is the ultimate online college advisory tool for high school students, their parents, and guidance counselors. They collect over 500 data points per student and use that data to show students which schools they should be applying to.
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closed 10/13/2015 via PR Newswire

GoodCall.com, acquired SchoolSoup.com

synopsis: GoodCall, backed by Red Ventures, announced its acquisition of SchoolSoup.com, the world's largest online database of college scholarships. GoodCall's scholarship search platform employs data science to forecast the number of students who will apply for each scholarship.
buyer: GoodCall.com
GoodCall.com is a consumer-focused website where people and information intersect. GoodCall was born from the idea that in an increasingly complex online marketplace, consumers deserve access to the information they need to make educated financial decisions. "
target: SchoolSoup.com
SchoolSoup.com, is the world’s largest free online data base of college and university scholarships. Launched in 2006, schoolsoup.com has amassed over $40 Billion in scholarship data and is considered a leading source for students and parents searching for scholarships and financial aid.
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closed 8/4/2014 via PR Newswire

Educational Credit Management Corporation, acquired College Abacus

synopsis: As part of its longstanding efforts to help students succeed, ECMC, a nonprofit company that provides services in support of higher education finance, acquired College Abacus, an innovative web-based tool that assists prospective college students as they make the all-important decision of which school to attend.
buyer: Educational Credit Management Corporation
Educational Credit Management Corporation (ECMC) is a nonprofit company that provides services in support of higher education finance as a guarantor in the Federal Family Education Loan Program. "
target: College Abacus
College Abacus is an innovative web-based tool that assists prospective college students as they make the all-important decision of which school to attend. College Abacus is a one-stop search site that allows students to compare the net price of nearly 4,000 colleges.
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closed 7/1/2016 via PR Web

EducationDynamics, LLC, acquired Unigo, LLC

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing, announces the acquisition of Unigo.com and EStudentLoan.com, a subsidiary of Unigo that provides a fast and free way to compare student loans. Unigo also provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions.
buyer parent: Muirlands Capital LLC
buyer: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is the industry leader in helping colleges and universities find the highest quality student prospects to achieve their enrollments goals. EducationDynamics has earned a reputation for providing the resources and expertise required to meet today’s recruitment challenges. "
target parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
target: Unigo, LLC
Unigo is the premier network for current and future college students that provides cutting-edge tools, compelling content, and essential information, empowering students to make the best decisions. EStudentLoan is a subsidiary of Unigo that provides a fast and free way to compare student loans.
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closed 5/6/2014 via PR Newswire

EDPlus Holdings, LLC, acquired Unigo, LLC

synopsis: Augmenting its leadership position in the higher education consumer marketplace, EDPlus Holdings, LLC announced that it has acquired Unigo, LLC, a leading website featuring hundreds of thousands of student-generated reviews of U.S. colleges.
buyer parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
buyer: EDPlus Holdings, LLC
EDPlus Holdings, LLC, provides the most personalized and accurate platform for matching students with schools, financing, rewards and jobs. They use unique insights and proprietary technologies to provide complete and transparent information that helps you choose the right school. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: Unigo, LLC
Unigo is an online business matching students with colleges, scholarships, internships, student loans, majors and careers. Unigo’s consumer site provides personalized matches with 6,500 colleges, 700,000 college reviews, 3.6 million scholarships, 90,000 internships and 3.3 million study materials.
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announced 7/13/2018 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., will acquire Student Loan Hero

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc., America's leading online loan marketplace, will acquire Student Loan Hero, a personal finance website dedicated to helping student loan borrowers manage their student debt. Student Loan Hero provides current and former students in-depth financial comparison tools, educational resources, and unbiased, personalized advice.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates America's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. LendingTree's online marketplace connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. "
target: Student Loan Hero
Student Loan Hero combines tools with financial education to help people manage and pay off their student loans. The website provides advice and educational resources that help users to find the best student loan for them. Their tools allow users to sync loan data and calculate repayment scenarios.
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$60
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announced 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

ItoKuro Inc., will acquire fnana inc.

synopsis: ItoKuro, a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools, will acquire fnana inc., a Japanese company that aims to help people enjoy work and life. fnana inc. operates the Medical School Preparatory Guide, a website that helps people find and compare medical prep schools.
buyer: ItoKuro Inc. (TSE:6049:$26.36)
Founded in 2006, ItoKuro is a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools. Their websites covers schools for elementary school to high school students. The company also offers marketing services to the education industry. "
target: fnana inc.
Founded in 2010, fnana inc. is a Japanese company that aims to help people enjoy work and life. The company operates the Medical School Preparatory Guide, a website that helps people find and compare medical prep schools.
price ($mm)
$2.88
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$1
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closed 8/29/2018 via Company Press Release

My Mooc SARL, acquired Mooctivity

synopsis: My Mooc, a platform specialized in referencing online resources, including MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), has bought Paris-based Mooctivity. Mooctivity gives a one-stop platform for online education. Students can look for and access over 500 courses from Coursera, edX and Udacity and more.
buyer: My Mooc SARL
My Mooc is a rating platform and review sharing for MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Users can browse, check, enroll, leave a review about a MOOC in a simple way. My Mooc was founded in 2015 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: Mooctivity
Based in Paris, Mooctivity gives a one-stop platform for online education. Students will be able to look for and access over 500 courses from Coursera, edX and Udacity based on key features, employer recommendations and student reviews.
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closed 10/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired WiFiStudy

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired WiFiStudy, an online education and examination portal for students and job seekers in India. WiFiStudy provides online exam preparation material and sample tests for all major competitive exams. Their material covers SSC, banking, state police, railway, civil services and defence.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform. Unacademy offers over 2,400 online video lessons and specialized courses. The platform provides lessons and courses for test preparation, language, programming, job preparation, CBSE, engineering, Indian history, world history and more. "
target: WiFiStudy
Founded in 2013, WiFiStudy is an online education and examination portal for students and job seekers in India. WiFiStudy provides online exam preparation material and sample tests for all major competitive exams. Their material covers SSC, banking, state police, railway, civil services and defence.
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$10
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired Times Higher Education

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity has acquired Times Higher Education (THE) from TPG Capital (TPG), the global private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG. THE is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education (THE) is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight, inform strategic priorities, benchmark, assess and select higher education institutions.
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closed 6/22/2022 via PR Newswire

Archipel Academy, acquired Edubookers

synopsis: Archipel Academy, the all-in-one learning platform for organisations, has acquired Edubookers, the booking platform for training courses. Netherlands-based Edubookers has been the leading independent booking platform for training courses since 2015. Over 1,300 trainers offer over 70,000 learning products.
buyer: Archipel Academy
Archipel Academy has been active as a broad learning partner with their all-in-one AI-driven learning platform. Their services consist of a personal and flexible Learning Management System and an intelligent search & book content marketplace. "
target: Edubookers
Edubookers has been the leading independent booking platform for training courses since 2015. Over 1,300 trainers offer over 70,000 learning products. As the hub of Learning in the Netherlands, Edubookers also gives substance to The Learning Account and numerous LLD platforms (Lifelong Development).
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closed 6/22/2022 via PR Newswire

Archipel Academy, acquired Edubookers

synopsis: Archipel Academy, the all-in-one learning platform for organisations, has acquired Edubookers, the booking platform for training courses. Netherlands-based Edubookers has been the leading independent booking platform for training courses since 2015. Over 1,300 trainers offer over 70,000 learning products.
buyer: Archipel Academy
Archipel Academy has been active as a broad learning partner with their all-in-one AI-driven learning platform. Their services consist of a personal and flexible Learning Management System and an intelligent search & book content marketplace. "
target: Edubookers
Edubookers has been the leading independent booking platform for training courses since 2015. Over 1,300 trainers offer over 70,000 learning products. As the hub of Learning in the Netherlands, Edubookers also gives substance to The Learning Account and numerous LLD platforms (Lifelong Development).
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closed 6/22/2022 via PR Newswire

Archipel Academy, acquired Edubookers

synopsis: Archipel Academy, the all-in-one learning platform for organisations, has acquired Edubookers, the booking platform for training courses. Netherlands-based Edubookers has been the leading independent booking platform for training courses since 2015. Over 1,300 trainers offer over 70,000 learning products.
buyer: Archipel Academy
Archipel Academy has been active as a broad learning partner with their all-in-one AI-driven learning platform. Their services consist of a personal and flexible Learning Management System and an intelligent search & book content marketplace. "
target: Edubookers
Edubookers has been the leading independent booking platform for training courses since 2015. Over 1,300 trainers offer over 70,000 learning products. As the hub of Learning in the Netherlands, Edubookers also gives substance to The Learning Account and numerous LLD platforms (Lifelong Development).
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announced 6/29/2022 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire EduBrite

synopsis: Linkedin will acquire EduBrite, a platform that specializes in creating, hosting and deploying professional certificates. By integrating EduBrite’s rigorous certification assessment engine into its learning platform, Linkedin will be able to better test and verify the skills people have to help them grow in their careers.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with more than 830 million members in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. LinkedIn leads a diversified business with revenues from membership subscriptions, advertising sales and recruitment solutions. "
target: EduBrite
EduBrite is a privately held technology start-up. EduBrite provides a SaaS-based online learning platform that enables businesses and training institutes to deliver end-to-end training solutions to their employees, partners and customers.
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announced 6/13/2022 via BusinessWire

Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., will acquire SumTotal Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., a leader in adaptive cloud-based HR software solutions, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement with Skillsoft, to acquire SumTotal, a provider of learning and human capital management software-as-a-service for customers in highly regulated and complex industries.
buyer parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
buyer: Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. (CSOD:$830.04)
Cornerstone is the world’s leading people development company. Cornerstone powers the future-ready workforce with adaptive HR solutions designed to unite technology, data and content and inspire a work environment of growth, agility and success for all. "
target parent: SkillSoft Limited
target: SumTotal Systems, Inc. (SUMT:$114.35)
SumTotal provides a unified, comprehensive Learning and Talent Development suite that delivers measurable impact across the entire employee lifecycle. With SumTotal, organizations can build a culture of learning that is critical to growth, success, and business sustainability.
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closed 4/12/2022 via GlobeNewswire

GO1, acquired Coorpacademy

synopsis: Go1, one of the world’s largest corporate education content hubs, has acquired Paris-based Coorpacademy, an innovative e-learning platform and content library with a multinational customer base. With offices in France and Switzerland, Coorpacademy will support Go1’s growth plans for Europe.
buyer: GO1
Go1 makes it easy for organizations to learn, with the world’s most comprehensive online library of learning resources. Go1 pulls the world’s top online learning providers into one place, delivering all the learning an organization needs in a single solution. "
target: Coorpacademy
Coorpacademy is a leading French Edtech startup. Its mission is revolutionising online corporate training with a platform and a Smart Content Library that integrates the latest innovations in instructional design, including gamification, microlearning, adaptive and social learning.
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closed 4/6/2022 via BusinessWire

iLearningEngines Inc, acquired in2vate

synopsis: iLearningEngines Inc, an enterprise software leader in AI powered learning automation, has acquired in2vate LLC, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a risk management and learning platform provider.
buyer: iLearningEngines Inc
iLearningEngines is an Enterprise Intelligent Platform that drives learning automation and outcomes at scale by leveraging existing enterprise applications and proprietary AI. "
target: in2vate
in2vate, LLC is a risk management company that creates customized, cloud-based tools and offers consultation for organizations looking to improve their risk profile.
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closed 2/17/2022 via GlobeNewswire

TitanHQ, acquired Cyber Risk Aware Limited

synopsis: TitanHQ, the leading cybersecurity SaaS business, announced their acquisition of Cyber Risk Aware. Established in 2016, Cyber Risk Aware is a global leader in security awareness and mitigation of human cyber risk, assisting companies to help their staff protect the company network. 
buyer: TitanHQ
TitanHQ is a 20-year-old multi-award-winning cybersecurity business. They protect end users for over 8,500 businesses and 2,500 MSP partners. Their secure platform protects your users from malware, ransomware, phishing, viruses, botnets and other end user compromises. "
target: Cyber Risk Aware Limited
Established in 2016, Cyber Risk Aware is a global leader in security awareness and mitigation of human cyber risk, assisting companies to help their staff protect the company network. Leading global businesses that trust Cyber Risk Aware include Standard Charter, Glen Dimplex and Invesco.
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closed 1/26/2022 via PR Newswire

Clear Stream Partners, The Stage Fund, acquired Worklete

synopsis: Stage, a majority female-led private equity fund that acquires controlling interest in early-stage companies, and Clear Stream Partners have acquired Worklete, an applied technology company significantly reducing work. Worklete is a mobile device enabled solution that provides injury prevention training for frontline workers anytime, anywhere.
buyer: Clear Stream Partners
buyer: The Stage Fund
Stage Fund is a private equity fund focused on acquiring controlling interest in companies undergoing a change in capital structure, strategy, operations, or growth. Clear Stream Partners is a Denver and New York City based equity investor. "
target: Worklete
Worklete is the habit and skill-building application for the modern frontline workforce. Worklete provides users an always-on mobile coach for a personalized learning experience that builds lasting habits and reduces the risk of injury.
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Turning Technologies, LLC merged with Echo360,

synopsis: Echo360, the globally leading video-based learning platform, announced that it has merged with Turning, the world's premier provider of learning engagement platforms for education, business, and government sectors, to establish the industry's most comprehensive SaaS-based video learning and engagement platform.
buyer: Echo360
Echo360 believes that improved outcomes start with great moments in the classroom. Developed by educators, Echo360 helps instructors record and extend those moments to improve learner engagement through accessible, engaging video-based learning. "
target parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
target: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning was born out of the desire to transform traditional learning into active learning engagement. The Turning portfolio (including Dojo360, ExamView, Point Solutions, and Knowbly) embodies its mission to create remarkable learning engagement experiences for everyone, everywhere.
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360Learning, acquired Looop

synopsis: 360Learning, the global collaborative learning SaaS leader, has acquired Looop, the UK’s leading and top-rated learning management system (LMS). Loop helps businesses to automate learning and development (L&D). Their next-gen LMS enables L&D teams to create campaigns and deliver it to their learners via their inbox, app, SMS, or team chat.
buyer: 360Learning
360Learning is the global collaborative learning SaaS leader. 360Learning combines collaborative tools with the power of an LMS, enabling companies to unlock learning based on collective expertise. Their platform provides an easy way to onboard new employees and train customer-facing teams. "
target: Looop
Looop is the UK’s leading and top-rated learning management system (LMS). Loop helps businesses to automate learning and development (L&D). Their next-gen LMS enables L&D teams to create campaigns and deliver it to their learners via their inbox, app, SMS, or team chat.
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closed 12/2/2021 via BusinessWire

HealthStream, Inc., acquired Rievent

synopsis: HealthStream has acquired Rievent Technologies, a healthcare technology company. Through the acquisition, HealthStream gains an innovative, SaaS-based continuing education (CME/CE) management and delivery application, branded as Rievent, which supports publishers, professional associations, healthcare insurance companies, and healthcare providers.
buyer: HealthStream, Inc. (HSTM:$258.61)
HealthStream is dedicated to improving patient outcomes through the development of healthcare organizations’ greatest asset: their people. Its unified suite of solutions is contracted by healthcare organizations across the U.S. for workforce development, training & learning management, and more. "
target: Rievent
Rievent is a leading supplier of learning management software for providers of continuing professional education. With the company's Rievent Connect product, learners can complete on-demand or journal activities without switching between multiple apps or maintaining separate logins.
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closed 11/2/2021 via GlobeNewswire

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired Onefile

synopsis: Harris has acquired Onefile Limited, a UK-based apprenticeship and learning software provider. They are a market-leading provider of learning and development software to support the delivery of apprenticeships and qualifications training through its ePortfolio and learning management (LMS) platform.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: N. Harris Computer Corporation
Harris is a global vertical market software provider and acquirer. Through acquisitions, Harris has grown extensively from its roots in the utilities, local government, education, and healthcare verticals to operate over 150 businesses globally across more than 20 industries. "
target: Onefile
Onefile Limited is a UK-based apprenticeship and learning software provider. They are a market-leading provider of learning and development software to support the delivery of apprenticeships and qualifications training through its ePortfolio and learning management (LMS) platform.
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announced 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Marlowe plc, will acquire EssentialSkillz

synopsis: Marlowe Plc has entered into a binding agreement to acquire EssentialSkillz Limited. Incorporated in 2001, EssentialSkillz is a leading provider of eLearning course and compliance software. The EssentialSkillz compliance and training platform enables organisations to engage their employees in all compliance areas.
buyer: Marlowe plc (MRL.L:$243.20)
Marlowe is the UK leader in specialist services which assure safety and regulatory compliance. The company was formed to create sustainable shareholder value through the acquisition and development of businesses that provide regulated safety and compliance services. "
target: EssentialSkillz
EssentialSkillz is a leading provider of eLearning course and compliance software. The EssentialSkillz compliance and training platform enables organisations to engage their employees in all compliance areas.
price ($mm)
$34
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Dictionary.com, acquired Skillo

synopsis: Dictionary.com has acquired Skillo, an online platform that provides modern and intuitive training and coaching tools to clients. By integrating Skillo with Dictionary.com, educators will be able to use, create, and share such educational materials as interactive lesson plans, activities, templates, and more for both remote and in-person learning.
buyer parent: Quicken Loans Inc.
buyer: Dictionary.com
Dictionary.com is the world's leading online source for definitions, word origins, and a whole lot more. With virtual tutoring, educational word lists and flashcards, and engaging word games driven by the Dictionary Academy, Dictionary.com opens the door to learning for millions of people. "
target: Skillo
Skillo is a content sharing platform corporations can use for teaching and learning. Skillo builds dynamic online training courses and provides insight with in-depth reporting tools, enabling clients to train their audiences seamlessly and effectively.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/21/2021 via PR Newswire

Liquid Web, acquired LearnDash

synopsis: Liquid Web Family of Brands, a market leader in managed hosting, digital commerce cloud, and WordPress solutions to small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has acquired LearnDash, the leading learning management system (LMS) plugin for WordPress. LearnDash will join the Liquid Web Family under the StellarWP brand.
buyer parent: Madison Dearborn Partners
buyer: Liquid Web
Liquid Web Family of Brands delivers software, solutions, and managed services for mission-critical sites, stores, and applications to SMBs and the designers, developers, and agencies who create for them. Liquid Web Family of Brands is comprised of Liquid Web, Nexcess, and StellarWP. "
target: LearnDash
LearnDash is a flexible learning management system (LMS) created by e-learning experts. More than just a plugin, LearnDash is trusted to power the learning programs for major universities, small to midsize companies, startups, entrepreneurs, and bloggers worldwide.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/9/2021 via Company Press Release

Cambridge University Press, acquired CogBooks Ltd.

synopsis: Cambridge University Press & Assessment has acquired CogBooks, the pioneering online learning technology company and leader in adaptive courseware, as it looks to help shape the future of education in an increasingly digital, post-COVID world.
buyer parent: University of Cambridge
buyer: Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press & Assessment is a department of the University of Cambridge. It is both a global academic and educational publisher as well as a leading provider of educational assessments. "
target: CogBooks Ltd.
CogBooks is an adaptive web-based learning platform that provides on-line and blended solutions for a range of learning and performance support needs. Its unique learning delivery tools help to reduce learning times and improve outcomes. They link directly to existing Learning Management Systems.
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closed 8/16/2021 via BusinessWire

Seismic, acquired Lesson.ly

synopsis: Seismic, the global leader in sales enablement, announced it has acquired Lessonly, the training, coaching, and enablement solution, to deliver the world’s most powerful and comprehensive sales enablement platform.
buyer: Seismic
Seismic is the global leader in enablement, helping make sales teams better by becoming more productive and engaging with buyers in a compelling way. Seismic’s platform provides continuous guidance to improve behavior, content, and skills to win more deals and deliver better experiences. "
target: Lesson.ly
Lessonly is a powerfully simple training, coaching, and enablement solution that helps teams ramp faster, deliver effective feedback, and continuously improve. Lessonly is currently empowering nearly four million learners at more than 1,200 leading companies including Scholastic and Jostens.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/11/2021 via BNC Analysis

Whatfix, acquired Nittio Solutions Private Limited

synopsis: Software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based digital adoption platform, Whatfix acquired learning management system Nittio Learn. Nittio Learn is the best mobile-friendly learning management system for distributed workforces. Nittio Learn's toolset, includes additional content options, assessment capabilities, and training course allocation.
buyer: Whatfix
Whatfix is a leading digital adoption platform that helps companies provide intuitive onboarding, and effective training and support. Whatfix’s contextual and personalized in-app content drives-up user productivity and engagement. "
target: Nittio Solutions Private Limited
Nittio Learn is a learning management system based in India. Nittio Learn is the best mobile-friendly learning management system for distributed workforces. Nittio Learn's toolset, includes additional content options, assessment capabilities, and training course allocation.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., acquired Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.

synopsis: Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., a global leader in talent management software, has been acquired by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., a leading private equity firm. Clearlake’s investment will accelerate Cornerstone’s product innovation with the aim of helping organizations and their people grow and succeed, together.
buyer: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is a leading private investment firm. With a sector-focused approach, the firm seeks to partner with world-class management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from Clearlake’s operational improvement approach. "
target: Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. (CSOD:$830.04)
Cornerstone is the world’s leading people development company. The company's development solutions include comprehensive recruiting, personalized learning, modern content delivered in the flow of work, development-driven performance management, and holistic workforce data management and insights.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,788 [$4,784]*
rev ($mm)
$830
EBITDA ($mm)
$193
EV / rev
6.3x
EV / EBITDA
27.0x
closed 6/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired LearningPool

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners has acquired a controlling stake in Derry-based Learning Pool. Learning Pool is Northern Ireland’s largest e-learning company and provides a hosted online-learning management system that allows training to be published, tracked and reported.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $7.5 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: LearningPool
Learning Pool is Northern Ireland’s largest e-learning company. Learning Pool provides a hosted online-learning management system that allows training to be published, tracked and reported. Their library of online content catalogues can be tailored to individual customer training requirements.
price ($mm)
$212
rev ($mm)
$26
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

BoxPhish Ltd, acquired Purplephish

synopsis: Boxphish, a Leeds-based leading cyber awareness and training company, has acquired competitor Purplephish. Headquartered in Manchester, Purplephish is a cybersecurity company that provides training and insights to over 100,000 end-users in over 50 mid-market and enterprise clients.
buyer: BoxPhish Ltd
Based in the UK, Boxphish is a leading player in the Cyber Awareness Market, delivering thousands of simulations and education journeys every month. The company provides a SaaS-based automated solution that covers phishing simulations, training resources and modules, reporting & analytics, and more."
target: Purplephish
Based in the UK, Purplephish empowers users to prevent cyber attacks via security awareness training and real-world phishing simulations. The company provides training and insights to over 100,000 end-users in over 50 mid-market and enterprise clients.
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