Like Wimba, Inc.

closed 8/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Wimba, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired Wimba, Inc., a leading provider of synchronous learning and collaboration technology to the education markets. Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative learning solutions and services to the Further/Higher Education and K-12 markets.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. "
target: Wimba, Inc.
Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative solutions that engage students, support business needs, and save time and money. The Wimba Collaboration Suite offers students, teachers and administrators an engaging and comprehensive collaboration environment for instruction, meetings and help.
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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 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

HT2 Labs, purchased Learning Record Store from Riptide Software Inc.

synopsis: HT2 Labs has acquired Riptide Software Inc’s Learning Record Store (LRS). Riptide Software's Learning Record Store (LRS) provides software that tracks learning, including eLearning, self-directed, instructor-led, blended, microlearning, with Storepoints.
buyer: HT2 Labs
HT2 Labs are a team of digital learning pioneers, working with ambitious businesses to develop exceptional talent among their workforce. They have created Curatr, a next-generation learning software that can be used to create social learning experiences. "
seller: Riptide Software Inc.
Riptide Software's Learning Record Store (LRS) provides software that tracks learning, including eLearning, self-directed, instructor-led, blended, microlearning, with Storepoints. LRS can track on-the-job performance through real-time dashboards to show is training is causing an improvement.
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closed 6/20/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Degreed, acquired Pathgather

synopsis: Degreed, the lifelong learning platform, announced it has acquired Pathgather, merging the two companies that invented the learning experience platform (LXP) category. Degreed plans to bring the best elements of both solutions together to create an unequaled experience for both companies’ clients and users.
buyer: Degreed
Degreed is a better, smarter way to discover, learn and certify the skills people need for the future. Degreed connects all the resources people use to learn and grow, including corporate learning systems and millions of courses, videos, books, articles, podcasts, and subject experts. "
target: Pathgather
Pathgather is the learning experience platform for leading enterprises seeking to stay competitive in a rapidly changing marketplace. It works with existing learning ecosystems to provide actionable learning insights that align employee growth with business goals.
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closed 12/1/2017 via BusinessWire

VitalSource Technologies LLC, acquired Intrepid Learning Solutions

synopsis: VitalSource, the leading platform for institutions, campus stores, and companies to create and deliver educational and training content, has acquired Intrepid Learning, a provider of cloud-based learning technology that empowers organizations to solve business challenges with cost-effective, easily configurable solutions that scale massively.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: VitalSource Technologies LLC
VitalSource Technologies LLC, part of Ingram Content Group LLC, is improving the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable content. VitalSource helps over 1,000 educational content providers create seamless interactive learning experiences. "
target: Intrepid Learning Solutions
Intrepid Learning provides cloud-based learning technology that empowers organizations to solve business challenges with cost-effective, easily configurable solutions that scale massively, connect learning to everyday work, and provide an integrated social and mobile-first learning experience.
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announced 2/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Schoox, Inc., will acquire Learn.net

synopsis: Schoox, Inc., a global e-learning cloud-based company providing the most modern mobile training platform for corporations and franchise organizations plans to acquire Learn.net, Inc., a company that was founded to design, develop and service training and communication technologies to support large enterprises.
buyer: Schoox, Inc.
Schoox, Inc. is a global e-learning cloud-based company providing the most modern mobile training platform for corporations and franchise organizations. Schoox has delivered over 5 million video lessons, 25,000 video lectures in a single day and serves over 1 million users in over 110 countries. "
target: Learn.net
Learn.net was founded to design, develop and service training and communication technologies to support large enterprises. Today, Learn.net's software and services are deployed at a number of excellent organizations educating and training their knowledge workers.
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closed 8/21/2014 via BusinessWire

SkillSoft Limited, acquired SumTotal Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Skillsoft Ltd. has acquired SumTotal Systems LLC from Vista Equity Partners. SumTotal provides cloud-based human resources services, including training programs. They are the only HR solution provider to deliver Talent Expansion, a whole new approach to discovering, developing and unleashing hidden potential within their customers’ workforce.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
buyer: SkillSoft Limited (SKIL:$0.00)
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: SumTotal Systems, Inc. (SUMT:$114.35)
SumTotal Systems, Inc. is the global leader in talent management software that enables organizations to more effectively drive business strategy. SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, in a single software platform for improved business intelligence.
price ($mm)
$725
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announced 10/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Lumesse AS, will acquire Edvantage Group AB

synopsis: Lumesse, a global leader in integrated talent management solutions, announced that it has signed a binding agreement to acquire Edvantage Group. Over 500,000 users across hundreds of organizations use Edvantage Group’s SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) learning solutions to develop employee skills and competencies.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: Lumesse AS
Lumesse is one of the only global companies making talent management solutions work locally. They help customers around the world to implement successful local talent management initiatives that identify, nurture and develop the right people, in the right place, at the right time. "
target: Edvantage Group AB
Edvantage group provides solutions to help organisations implement effective learning programmes. It develops e-learning systems and software and provides over 10,000 online training courses. Edvantage also has its own team of teaching experts create customised e-learning content.
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closed 9/9/2011 via Market Wire

Callidus Software Inc., acquired Rapid Intake Inc.

synopsis: Callidus Software Inc. has acquired the leader in collaborative rapid e-learning authoring, Rapid Intake. Rapid Intake is the easiest to use eLearning and mLearning solution that lets designers and subject matter experts collaboratively capture, storyboard, develop, review, test, and publish Flash- and HTML5-based courses.
buyer: Callidus Software Inc. (CALD:$239.66)
Callidus Software is the market and technology leader in Sales Performance Management (SPM). Callidus customers gain a competitive advantage by maximizing sales cost efficiencies and driving improvements in sales effectiveness. "
target: Rapid Intake Inc.
Rapid Intake is the leader in rapid interactive e-learning development and review. The powerful, flexible Rapid Intake toolset helps instructional designers and content owners collaboratively create Flash-based interactive courses, quizzes, games, and simulations built on proven learning patterns.
price ($mm)
$1.50
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closed 6/29/2011 via PR Newswire

SuccessFactors, Inc., acquired Plateau Systems, Ltd.

synopsis: SuccessFactors, Inc., the global leader in business execution software, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Plateau Systems, the leading learning management system (LMS) and Content-as-a-Service (CaaS) provider.
buyer: SuccessFactors, Inc. (US:SFSF:$205.93)
SuccessFactors is the global leader in Business Execution Software. The SuccessFactors Business Execution Suite improves business alignment and people performance to drive breakthrough results for companies of all sizes, anywhere in the world. "
target: Plateau Systems, Ltd.
Plateau is a global provider of adaptable, web-based software for developing, managing, rewarding and optimizing organizational talent to increase workforce productivity. Plateau’s award-winning software is powering talent management initiatives at some of the world’s most successful organizations.
price ($mm)
$290
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closed 1/5/2011 via BusinessWire

SumTotal Systems, Inc., acquired GeoLearning, Inc.

synopsis: SumTotal® Systems, Inc., the global leader in complete talent management solutions has announced that it has acquired GeoLearning, Inc. Founded in 1997, GeoLearning is the leading provider of managed services and on-demand learning management software.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: SumTotal Systems, Inc. (SUMT:$114.35)
SumTotal Systems, Inc. is the global leader in talent management software that enables organizations to more effectively drive business strategy. SumTotal provides full employee lifecycle management, including a core system of record, in a single software platform for improved business intelligence."
target: GeoLearning, Inc.
GeoLearning is the leading provider of Managed Learning Services and on-demand learning and performance technology. The company's products and services are used to manage human capital development, accelerate critical business processes and drive organizational performance.
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closed 10/1/2010 via Market Wire

Taleo Corporation, acquired Learn.com

synopsis: Taleo Corporation, the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions, announced that it has completed its acquisition of Learn.com, Inc. A visionary leader in the SaaS Learning and Development segment, Learn.com's solutions are in use with more than 500 companies of all sizes.
buyer: Taleo Corporation (TLEO:$308.90)
Taleo's cloud-based talent management platform unites products and an ecosystem to drive business performance through talent intelligence. More than 4,700 customers use Taleo for talent acquisition, performance and compensation management, including 48 of the Fortune 100. "
target: Learn.com
Learn.com is a 200 person leader in learning management, social learning and collaboration. Learn.com® puts knowledge to work for organizations of all sizes around the globe with its cloud-based learning platform.
price ($mm)[EV]
$113 [$116]
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$27
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announced 7/7/2010 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., will acquire Elluminate, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Elluminate, Inc. a leading provider of synchronous learning and collaboration technology to the education markets.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. "
target: Elluminate, Inc.
Elluminate, Inc. delivers best-in-class web, audio, video, and social networking solutions optimized for 21st century teaching, learning, and collaboration. The company helps unify enterprise technologies to ensure that learning and collaboration happen in a better, faster, and more efficient way.
price ($mm)[EV]
$44 [$40]
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$24
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closed 7/22/2009 via AP - Associated Press

SumTotal Systems, Inc. merged with Vista Equity Partners,

synopsis: SumTotal Systems, Inc., the market leader and a global provider of talent development solutions, announced that about 99 percent of its shareholders approved the company's acquisition by Vista Equity Partners Fund III LP.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm with $1 billion in capital focused on investing in dynamic, successful software and technology-enabled businesses. Vista seeks to partner with world-class management teams who have a long-term perspective and are committed leadership in their markets. "
target: SumTotal Systems, Inc. (SUMT:$114.35)
SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of talent and learning solutions. SumTotal deploys mission-critical solutions that align talent and knowledge with business goals to generate significant bottom-line results.
price ($mm)[EV]
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$114
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$3
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closed 11/3/2008 via BusinessWire

SilkRoad technology, inc., acquired VTN Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: SilkRoad technology, inc., a leading provider of talent management solutions, has acquired VTN Technologies, Inc., the software-based training innovation firm known for its Olé™ Online Learning Environment.
buyer: SilkRoad technology, inc.
Through SilkRoad’s Life Suite™, an integrated talent management solution, companies are able to hire better employees, identify high and low performers, drive a pay-for-performance culture and improve employee tenure. "
target: VTN Technologies, Inc.
VTN's LMS/LCMS product Olé™, Online Learning Environment, gives organizations an easy-to-use, cost-effective, robust learning platform that delivers on the promise of reduced training costs and increased learning effectiveness.
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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:$254.19)
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 7/14/2015 via Company Press Release

Jonas Software, acquired InReach

synopsis: Jonas Software, the premier supplier of software and services across all of the vertical markets it covers, has announced the acquisition of InReach, a leading provider of online continuing education (CE) management solutions.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Jonas Software
Jonas Software has a mix of Software, Communication and Service solutions to fit their client's needs. Worldwide over 2,300 clubs in more than 17 countries utilize Jonas Software to build and enrich member relationships, increase revenues, and decrease costs. "
target: InReach
InReach is a leading provider of continuing education management solutions. InReach technology, services, and experience have helped hundreds of organizations expand their continuing professional education programs beyond in-person events.
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announced 6/17/2020 via PR Web

Five V Capital, will acquire Totara Learning Solutions

synopsis: Sydney private equity firm Five V Capital will acquire a majority ownership interest in Totara. Totara builds employee engagement, learning, and performance management technologies that enable large multinational corporations, government entities, and mid-market companies to deliver enterprise-level talent and workforce experiences.
buyer: Five V Capital
Five V Capital is a growth-focused private equity fund based in Sydney, Australia. Five V has in excess of A$450 million of capital available to partner with leading founders and businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Five V’s current portfolio includes Education Perfect, Probe Group, and more. "
target: Totara Learning Solutions
Totara builds employee engagement, learning, and performance management technologies that enable large multinational corporations, government entities, and mid-market companies to deliver enterprise-level talent and workforce experiences.
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closed 8/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Advanced Solutions International, acquired WBT Systems

synopsis: Advanced Solutions International (ASI), a leading global provider of products and services for associations and non-profits, has acquired Ireland-based WBT Systems, a leading provider of learning solutions across the globe. WBT Systems’ flagship learning platform TopClass LMS will join ASI’s portfolio of subscription (SaaS) products and services.
buyer: Advanced Solutions International
Advanced Solutions International (ASI) is a leading global provider of subscription (SaaS) products and related programs and services — including iMIS EMS, the world’s #1 web-based software solution for associations and non-profits of all kinds "
target: WBT Systems
Based in Ireland, WBT Systems is a leading provider of learning solutions across the globe, helping associations to drive digital transformation using integrated learning technology to achieve growth in membership, increased revenues, and an enhanced learning experience.
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closed 12/2/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Cegid SA, acquired Technomedia

synopsis: Cegid has formed an alliance with Technomedia, the company behind an international SaaS Human Capital Management software suite for the private and public sectors. This acquisition forms part of Cegid's growth strategy in the HR sector, further cementing its international expansion.
buyer: Cegid SA
Cegid is a leading player in the digital transformation of companies, providing cloud services and enterprise software to private companies and public entities alike. It addresses the management needs of companies and public entities in the fields of finance, taxation and human resources. "
target parent: Novacap Investments Inc.
target: Technomedia
Technomedia delivers a natively-integrated talent management suite that helps organizations optimize their talent and grow their business. HR professionals use Technomedia's solution to identify and recruit the talent needed to reach business goals.
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closed 8/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Wimba, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired Wimba, Inc., a leading provider of synchronous learning and collaboration technology to the education markets. Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative learning solutions and services to the Further/Higher Education and K-12 markets.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. "
target: Wimba, Inc.
Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative solutions that engage students, support business needs, and save time and money. The Wimba Collaboration Suite offers students, teachers and administrators an engaging and comprehensive collaboration environment for instruction, meetings and help.
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closed 4/3/2006 via PR Newswire

Horizon Wimba, acquired Brownstone Research Group

synopsis: Horizon Wimba, a provider of collaborative software applications for online education, announced today that it has acquired Brownstone Research Group, a leading developer of simple, powerful assessment tools for teaching and learning.
buyer: Horizon Wimba
Horizon Wimba develops web-based collaboration software tools designed for online distance education, language learning and live interactive communications. Horizon Wimba brings a new collaborative dimension to online teaching and learning. "
target: Brownstone Research Group
Brownstone Research Group was established in 1983 to develop software for academic instructors and students. Its products are distributed by textbook publishing companies.
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closed 8/30/2005 via PR Newswire

Horizon Wimba, acquired Silicon Chalk

synopsis: Horizon Wimba, a provider of collaborative software applications for online education, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Silicon Chalk, the Vancouver-based company that creates software which, from within a class, broadcasts an instructor's prepared notes and lecture materials to local and remote students.
buyer: Horizon Wimba
Horizon Wimba develops web-based collaboration software tools designed for online distance education, language learning and live interactive communications. Horizon Wimba brings a new collaborative dimension to online teaching and learning. "
target: Silicon Chalk
Silicon Chalk software supports learning in a wide variety of contexts. It supports the foundations of learning including communication and collaboration, learning flexibility, student mobility, and support for persistent learning communities.
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announced 9/14/2021 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc. will be merged with Anthology Inc.,

synopsis: Blackboard, a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, will merge with Anthology, a leading provider of proven higher education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle. The combination will create the most comprehensive and modern EdTech ecosystem available on a global scale.
buyer parent: Veritas Capital
buyer: Anthology Inc.
Anthology a leading provider of proven higher education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle. Its solutions create operational efficiencies, provide intelligence for staff and administrators, and empower institutional leaders to support and guide students on a path to success. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading EdTech company, serving higher education, K-12, business and government clients around the world. Blackboard connects a deep understanding of education with the power of technology to continuously push the boundaries of learning.
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closed 3/31/2020 via Company Press Release

Learning Technologies Group, acquired Blackboard Open LMS

synopsis: Learning Technologies Group plc, a market-leader in the workplace digital learning and talent management market, has acquired Blackboard’s Open LMS platform. Blackboard Open LMS provides a strong, open source foundation for competency-based blended, online and professional learning to drive institutional and organizational effectiveness.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG) is a market-leader in the fast-growing workplace digital learning and talent management market. LTG offers large organizations a new approach to learning and talent in a business world driven by digital transformation. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Blackboard Open LMS
Blackboard Open LMS™ provides a strong, open source foundation for competency-based blended, online and professional learning to drive institutional and organizational effectiveness.
price ($mm)
$32
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$16
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closed 4/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Reverence Capital Partners LLC, acquired Transact Campus Inc

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that the company has completed the sale of its Blackboard Transact business unit to Reverence Capital Partners, LP. Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric.
buyer: Reverence Capital Partners LLC
Reverence Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on thematic investing in leading global, middle-market financial services businesses through control and influence oriented investments. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Transact Campus Inc (ONE:$152.00)
Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric. Transact's open enterprise-class cloud platform enables mission-critical capabilities that translate into superior student and family experiences.
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closed 10/26/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Fronteer Limited

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, announced the acquisition of U.K.-based Fronteer, including its flagship Ally product. Ally is designed to help institutions and instructors make course content more accessible for learners.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Fronteer Limited
Founded in 2014, Fronteer Limited conceptualize, design, build and provide useful and uplifting educational technology products and services. Their product, Ally is designed to help institutions and instructors make course content more accessible for learners.
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closed 8/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Higher One, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., the world's leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, completed its acquisition of Higher One Holdings, Inc. The acquisition will allow for collaboration between CASHNet, the market software leader in secure online payment of tuition and fees, and the Blackboard Transact business line.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One partners with colleges and universities to lower their administrative costs and to improve graduation rates. They provide an array of payment, refund disbursement and data analytics and management tools to institutions that help them save money and enhance institutional effectiveness.
price ($mm)[EV]
$186 [$173]*
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$161
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closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Sequoia Retail Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., the world's leading education technology company, announced the acquisition of Sequoia Retail Systems (Sequoia), a leader in comprehensive point-of-sale (POS) solutions exclusively focused on educational institutions and the students they serve.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Sequoia Retail Systems, Inc.
Sequoia Retail Systems provides transaction-processing solutions to colleges and universities across the country. It has become the leader in providing independent and comprehensive solutions for campus services, including stores, dining, convenience, stadium and auxiliary services.
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closed 12/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blackboard Inc., acquired Blue Canary

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of Blue Canary, a higher education predictive analytics company that helps institutions glean powerful data-driven insights and use them to improve student success. With today's acquisition, Blackboard continues to demonstrate its leadership in educational data analytics.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Blue Canary
Blue Canary provides higher ed data and analytics solutions. Their core competency lies at the intersection of educational data and software engineering. They help institutions unlock the value in data that can be used to promote student success.
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closed 8/13/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Nivel Siete

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of Nivel Siete, a leading Moodle provider operating in Latin America. Nivel Siete offers a variety of learning solutions, hosting, support and consulting services that help organizations succeed in their teaching and learning initiatives.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Nivel Siete
Nivel Siete, only Moodle partner in Colombia offers a variety of services that aim to help organizations succeed in their technology initiatives, especially those that support e-learning for talent management.
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closed 7/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired X-Ray Analytics

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of X-Ray Analytics, a research-based, predictive analytics technology that helps instructors and organizations meet the learning needs of their students. X-Ray Analytics enables instructors can step in when they see a potential area of risk and provide greater support.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: X-Ray Analytics
X-Ray Analytics enables instructors to support learners more efficiently by providing visualizations of past behavior and performances at the course, cross-course and institutional levels.
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closed 4/10/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Remote-Learner UK

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of Remote-Learner UK, a leading provider of open source solutions to the education industry, primarily in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Remote-Learner UK provides hosting, support and consulting services in the United Kingdom, Ireland and other regions around the world.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target parent: Remote-Learner
target: Remote-Learner UK
Remote-Learner UK, a subsidiary of the U.S.-based Remote-Learner.Net, Inc., provides hosting, support and consulting services in the United Kingdom, Ireland and other regions around the world.
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closed 3/20/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Schoolwires, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. has acquired Schoolwires, a leading educational website, hosting and content management providers to K-12 schools and districts. The acquisition of Schoolwires will better position Blackboard to improve the student experience through an unmatched combination of K-12 solutions and services focused on communication and engagement.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target: Schoolwires, Inc.
Schoolwires provides a suite of technology products and related services. Its solutions include an integrated website and content management system, a social learning and networking system, a family of mobile applications and an enterprise technology platform.
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closed 11/13/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired ParentLink

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. has acquired ParentLink, uniting two of the leading providers of K-12 communications. The combination will create a powerful approach to K-12 community engagement intended to increase parent involvement and improve student success. ParentLink gives schools a proven, easy-to-use tool that gets information to the people who need it.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target parent: Parlant Technology, Inc.
target: ParentLink
ParentLink is a system that provides a powerful communication platform to meet the unique needs of a school district. From emergency messaging, to custom messages, language translation, and surveys, ParentLink gives schools a proven, easy-to-use tool that gets information to the people who need it.
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closed 9/25/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Requestec

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. has acquired Requestec, a leading provider of Web-based Real Time Communication (WebRTC) technology. Through WebRTC's open standard protocols, Requestec delivers high quality IP telephony, video conferencing and instant messaging directly within desktop and mobile browsers, eliminating the need for downloads or plugins.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target: Requestec
Requestec has been delivering Video Calling, Conferencing and IVR software development since 2007. They developed Saypage, a Real-Time Collaboration and Communications Platform that embraces open standards surrounding video calling from H.323 and SIP through to Flash, HTML5 and WebRTC.
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closed 8/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired CardSmith

synopsis: Blackboard, the world's leading education technology company that is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models, has acquired CardSmith, the industry's leading cloud provider of campus card solutions and turn-key card program management services.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company that is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They rapidly deploy relevant and meaningful technologies and services to meet the needs of the modern day learner and institutions. "
target: CardSmith
CardSmith's industry-leading, multi-tenant cloud technology enables universities and K-12 schools and districts to deliver a comprehensive student credential solution without requiring software management or physical servers.
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closed 7/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired PerceptIS, LLC

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced the acquisition of Perceptis, an industry-leading help desk and student support services provider. PerceptIS currently supports over 1,200,000 end users with technical help desk services.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: PerceptIS, LLC
PerceptIS is a privately held Cleveland based firm providing help desk, call center and information technology services to the higher education, non-for-profit and commercial markets.
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closed 1/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired MyEdu

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., announced the acquisition of MyEdu, a provider of a popular technology platform that helps college students create an academic roadmap tailored to their academic and career goals and build their first "professional profile" to connect to jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: MyEdu
MyEdu is the definitive online source to increase success and save money in college. MyEdu helps students to create a personalized graduation plan and make informed decisions about their courses, schedule, professors and major.
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Moodlerooms, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired Moodlerooms, a provider of open source online learning solutions to the education industry. Moodlerooms, Inc. provides an online learning platform that solves the instructional, financial, and technology needs for K-12, higher education, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: Moodlerooms, Inc.
Moodlerooms, Inc. provides an online learning platform that solves the instructional, financial, and technology needs for K-12, higher education, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired NetSpot Pty Ltd

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired NetSpot. NetSpot is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. It helps institutions focus on their core mission by managing their eLearning technology and by licensing world class software.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: NetSpot Pty Ltd
NetSpot is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. It helps institutions focus on their core mission by managing their eLearning technology and by licensing world class software.
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closed 11/9/2011 via Company Press Release

Blackboard Inc., acquired CerBibo Corporation

synopsis: Blackboard has made a major investment to support online learning in China, by acquiring full ownership of CerBibo, a company that has brought its online learning solution to hundreds of institutions in China. The move enhances the company’s ability to make deeper investments to support greater use of online learning.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: CerBibo Corporation
CerBibo dedicates itself to provide leading E-learning service to educational market in China. CerBibo provides E-learning software series and a full-fledged set of highly scalable solutions to various kinds of schools and educational training institutions.
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closed 10/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Edline LLC merged with Blackboard Inc.,

synopsis: Education software company Blackboard Inc. has bought Edline Holdings Inc., a learning management software company. Edline offers its flagship product "learning community management system," which provides content management such as Web design, editing, permissions, templates, and also learning management tools.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target parent: Archipelago Learning, Inc.
target: Edline LLC
Edline is the K12 Web site/portal solution that enables secure parent access to grades, attendance, homework, and other private information. Edline generates teacher web pages, provides group calendaring, virtual file storage, and parental email alerts as part of their web communication platform.
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closed 8/5/2010 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Wimba, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired Wimba, Inc., a leading provider of synchronous learning and collaboration technology to the education markets. Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative learning solutions and services to the Further/Higher Education and K-12 markets.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. "
target: Wimba, Inc.
Wimba is a leading provider of collaborative solutions that engage students, support business needs, and save time and money. The Wimba Collaboration Suite offers students, teachers and administrators an engaging and comprehensive collaboration environment for instruction, meetings and help.
price ($mm)[EV]
$47 [$45]
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closed 12/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Adda247, acquired Study IQ Education is Pvt Ltd

synopsis: Indian edtech firm Adda247 has acquired UPSC(Union Public Service Commission)-focused edtech platform Study IQ. Study IQ provides online smart courses for all government competitive job exams in India.
buyer: Adda247
Adda247 provides comprehensive online learning platform for aspirants of government job exams in India. Currently, they cater to various Bank Exams (SBI, RBI, IBPS etc), Staff Selection Commission Exams (SSC), Railways, Teaching exams & Defence Exams. "
target: Study IQ Education is Pvt Ltd
Study IQ provides online smart courses for all government competitive job exams in India. Study IQ has the best and time efficient study tutorials/video classes without use of internet connection from any part state district of India.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 11/10/2021 via BusinessWire

InsightfulScience, acquired LabArchives, LLC

synopsis: Insightful Science, a life sciences software company, has acquired LabArchives, a widely used research data management application, serving 600,000 scientists in academic, non-profit and commercial organizations. The acquisition further solidifies Insightful Science’s leadership position in both corporate and academic markets.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: InsightfulScience
Insightful Science is a life sciences software company that digitally connects researchers to their ideas and data. The company empowers life sciences researchers to plan effective experiments, connect with data, and extract insights so they can produce life-changing outcomes. "
target: LabArchives, LLC
LabArchives is a suite of SaaS applications dedicated to better science used by more than 610,000 scientists to manage & protect research data, inventories & to manage resources. LabArchives products help scientists document their research data, prove and protect discovery, and collaborate securely.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Eupheus Learning, acquired ClassKlap Private Limited

synopsis: Eupheus Learning, a business-to-business (B2B) edtech startup, on said it has acquired student personalization startup ClassKlap. Bengaluru-based ClassKlap, which also operates in the B2B edtech segment, is a school-based personalized curriculum programme adopted by more than 800 affordable private schools across India.
buyer: Eupheus Learning
Eupheus Learning is a Delhi based EdTech firm aiming to bridge the gap between in-class and at-home learning by offering pedagogically differentiated, technology-led solutions in the K-12 space. "
target: ClassKlap Private Limited
Bengaluru-based ClassKlap, which also operates in the B2B edtech segment, is a school-based personalized curriculum programme adopted by more than 800 affordable private schools across India.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/14/2021 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc. will be merged with Anthology Inc.,

synopsis: Blackboard, a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, will merge with Anthology, a leading provider of proven higher education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle. The combination will create the most comprehensive and modern EdTech ecosystem available on a global scale.
buyer parent: Veritas Capital
buyer: Anthology Inc.
Anthology a leading provider of proven higher education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle. Its solutions create operational efficiencies, provide intelligence for staff and administrators, and empower institutional leaders to support and guide students on a path to success. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading EdTech company, serving higher education, K-12, business and government clients around the world. Blackboard connects a deep understanding of education with the power of technology to continuously push the boundaries of learning.
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closed 9/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired Follett Software Company

synopsis: Follett Corporation announced the sale of Follett School Solutions (FSS), the company’s K-12 software and content division, to Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused global investment firm.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $25 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies. "
target parent: Follett Corporation
target: Follett Software Company
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide.
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closed 7/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vector Solutions, purchased Higher Education Business from EverFi, Inc.

synopsis: Vector Solutions, the leading provider of industry-focused software solutions for training, risk management, safety, and prevention, has acquired EVERFI’s higher education business. This segment of EVERFI’s business includes its highly-regarded online training catalog for colleges and universities and the Campus Prevention Network (CPN).
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the engineering, construction, IT and education industries. Its brands deliver training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning and technology."
seller: EverFi, Inc.
The acquisition includes EVERFI’s Higher Education and Campus Prevention Network Business. This segment of EVERFI’s business includes its highly-regarded online training catalog for colleges and universities and the Campus Prevention Network (CPN).
price ($mm)
$100
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closed 7/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vector Solutions, purchased Higher Education Business from EverFi, Inc.

synopsis: Vector Solutions, the leading provider of industry-focused software solutions for training, risk management, safety, and prevention, has acquired EVERFI’s higher education business. This segment of EVERFI’s business includes its highly-regarded online training catalog for colleges and universities and the Campus Prevention Network (CPN).
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the engineering, construction, IT and education industries. Its brands deliver training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning and technology."
seller: EverFi, Inc.
The acquisition includes EVERFI’s Higher Education and Campus Prevention Network Business. This segment of EVERFI’s business includes its highly-regarded online training catalog for colleges and universities and the Campus Prevention Network (CPN).
price ($mm)
$100
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announced 7/19/2021 via Company Press Release

DreamBox Learning, will acquire Reading Plus

synopsis: DreamBox Learning, the leading education technology provider that in 2006 pioneered intelligent adaptive learning, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Reading Plus, an evidence-based online reading program for grades 3-12 designed to help students boost their literacy skills and reading confidence.
buyer: DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning, founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington, is the only K-8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators. DreamBox dynamically adapts and differentiates in real time based not only on students’ answers, but also on how they solve problems. "
target: Reading Plus
Reading Plus is an evidence-based, online program that provides personalized instruction and intervention for students, improving reading proficiency by 2.5 grade levels in a single school year. The adaptive literacy program develops fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.
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closed 7/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Texthelp Systems Ltd., acquired Wizkids.dk

synopsis: Texthelp Ltd, the global leader in literacy and accessibility technology, has completed the acquisition of Wizkids. Wizkids is an edtech company, specialising in accessibility tools and data synchronisation. Texthelp and Wizkids will offer a wider range of assistive technology and edtech management tools to their customers in the UK and Europe.
buyer: Texthelp Systems Ltd.
Founded in 1996, Texthelp has established itself as the global pioneer and leader in cloud-based assistive technology and learning analytics for the education and corporate sectors. The company has supported 30 million students and employees worldwide with reading, writing, and more. "
target: Wizkids.dk
Wizkids is a successful Northern European EdTech company founded in 2005 aiming to help students unleash their full potential and level the playing field for all students. Wizkids offers AppWriter, EduLife, TxtAnalyser and MathSolver to more than 1 million users.
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closed 4/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Main Capital Partners BV, acquired Paragin B.V.

synopsis: Netherlands-based Main Capital has acquired a majority stake in Paragin, a leading Dutch provider of software aimed at competence, knowledge, and talent development for education and (semi-) government. Paragin’s solutions provide active support in testing, certification, and career guidance.
buyer: Main Capital Partners BV
Netherlands-based Main Capital is a strategic investor with an exclusive focus on the software sector in the Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Nordics regions. Within this sector, Main Capital is the most specialized company in management buyouts and later-stage growth capital. "
target: Paragin B.V.
Netherlands-based Paragin develops software aimed at competence, knowledge, and talent development for large and small organizations in education and business. Their products range from software for testing and examining to an e-learning platform, certification, career development, and ePortfolios.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Coderise, acquired Bomberbot

synopsis: Coderise, an organization focused on providing upward social mobility to the underprivileged communities through software programming education, has acquired Bomberbot. The Bomberbot program aims to teach middle school students digital skills through an extracurricular program.
buyer: Coderise
Coderise was founded in Florida in 2012 by Andres Barreto. Coderise offers programming bootcamps for teenagers in Latin America, later expanded to offer alternative college education for adults joining forces with Holberton School from Silicon Valley. "
target: Bomberbot
Bomberbot has brought digital skills to children in the Netherlands through an extensive range of both school programs and after school activities. Their school programs aim to help students develop digital skills through a curriculum for both primary and secondary schools.
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closed 10/27/2020 via Company Press Release

Course Hero, acquired Symbolab

synopsis: Course Hero, an online learning platform for course-specific study resources, acquired Symbolab, a pioneer in the development of artificial intelligence to help students demystify the most vexing math challenges. Symbolab has been used by over 50 million students to work through and understand one billion questions and explanations in 2020 alone.
buyer: Course Hero
Course Hero is an online platform providing educational resources to help students learn more effectively. Whether exploring new subjects or mastering key topics, Course Hero provides interested learners with the tools they need to achieve their goals. "
target: Symbolab
Founded by mathematicians and computer scientists in 2011, Symbolab helps students better understand and practice math problems across a range of educational levels and subjects, such as advanced algebra, trigonometry, calculus, chemistry and physics.
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closed 9/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Carnegie Learning, Inc., acquired Scientific Learning Corporation

synopsis: Scientific Learning Corporation, the leader in evidence-based online reading and language software, announced that it has been acquired by an affiliate of Carnegie Learning, Inc., a leader in artificial intelligence for education and formative assessment.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a provider of curricula, textbooks and math learning software for grades 6-12, written and designed to align to a common core or integrated pathway. "
target: Scientific Learning Corporation (OTCPK:SCIL:$17.73)
Scientific Learning is a leading SaaS education company that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies. The company's Fast ForWord® programs cross-train foundational language and cognitive skills necessary for rapid English language development.
price ($mm)
$15
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

GetMyUni, acquired Avagmah

synopsis: GetMyUni, one of India’s largest college, career and course search platforms, has acquired Avagmah, the fastest growing online education technology service provider in India. Avagmah provides users with access to a world-class education and enables them to study at anytime.
buyer: 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, reviews, forums, and a student connect platform. "
target: Avagmah
Avagmah is the fastest growing online education technology service provider in India. They help Universities, institutions and distance education providers make higher education more inclusive. Avagmah provides users with access to a world-class education and enables them to study at anytime.
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announced 3/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Minsheng Education Group, will purchase TCL Educational Web from TCL Corporation

synopsis: Chinese education services provider Minsheng Education Group is acquiring TCL Educational Web from TCL Technology, an affiliate of state-backed electronics maker TCL Corporation. TCL Educational Web offers online education in China.
buyer: Minsheng Education Group (SEHK:1569:$141.97)
Minsheng Education Group Company Limited is an investment holding company. The Company is principally engaged in the provision of education services in China. The Company provides higher education with the focus on private education of nurturing professionals. "
seller: TCL Corporation
The acquisition includes TCL Educational Web, which offers online education in China. TCL Corporation is a partially state-owned Chinese multinational electronics company headquartered in Huizhou, Guangdong Province.
price ($mm)
$61
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2019 via AP - Associated Press

The Source for Learning, Inc., acquired MashPlant

synopsis: The Source for Learning, the nation’s most established online creator, compiler, and curator of free learning assets, has acquired MashPlant, the only social learning platform that allows students to create, collaborate, learn, and share classroom projects in any digital media format in a certified safe, COPPA-compliant environment.
buyer: The Source for Learning, Inc.
The Source for Learning is the nation’s most established online creator, compiler, and curator of free learning assets. For almost 40 years, they've been building a loyal following of teachers—from novices to classroom veterans—giving them a new perspective on how to teach what they teach. "
target parent: Big Things Inc.
target: MashPlant
MashPlant is the only social learning platform that allows students to create, collaborate, learn, and share classroom projects in any digital media format in a certified safe, COPPA-compliant environment.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

StepStone GmbH, acquired Studydrive

synopsis: StepStone, a leading online job portal in Europe has acquired Studydrive. Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that connects over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The platform enables students to share their learning materials and connect them with jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
StepStone is one of the leading online job portals in Europe. Companies can find qualified specialists and executives through their site in a number of European countries. They have millions of visitors per month in Germany alone and is thus one of the most frequented online job portals in Germany. "
target: Studydrive
Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that allows over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to share their learning materials and lecture notes. They also connect students to jobs and internships once they've finished with their studies.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/3/2019 via PR Newswire

Centre Lane Partners, LLC, acquired Turning Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Centre Lane Partners, a private equity firm focused on making investments in North American middle market companies, has acquired Turning Technologies, the global leader for learning, engagement and assessment solutions.
buyer: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
Centre Lane Partners is a private equity firm focused on making investments in North American middle market companies. Centre Lane targets companies with revenues between $20 and $500 million that have leading market positions and sustainable competitive advantages in their respective niches. "
target parent: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
target: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies is the global leader for learning, engagement and assessment solutions. Today, over 20 million response solutions have been delivered to K-12 schools, universities, businesses and government agencies worldwide.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/6/2018 via BusinessWire

Carnegie Learning, Inc. merged with New Mountain Learning,

synopsis: CIP Capital has completed an investment in Carnegie Learning, a leading provider of innovative, research-proven math products and services, and will be merging it with New Mountain Learning (NML), a leading provider of literacy, language and digital competency skills to create a comprehensive, dynamic, and progressive learning technology company.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: New Mountain Learning
New Mountain Learning is an education company that accelerates student, educator, and institutional success. Their “formula” for effective learning is simple—provide learning solutions that drive student achievement and improve educator effectiveness. "
target: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning is a transformational math education company focused on delivering better math learning to all teachers and students.
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Web4
Web4
Web4 specializes in mission critical, value-based IT services and solutions, particularly in the fields of ECM, HR and collaboration technologies. Its worldwide team of consultants and developers bring deep knowledge and experience to help companies maximize ROI.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$11.90
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($5.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
310
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Ticker: TSCC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Technology Solutions Company
Technology Solutions Company is a leading consulting firm delivering specialized technology-enabled business solutions. Our specialization is applying knowledge, derived from the intersection of industry expertise with technology and process capabilities to our clients’ business issues and problems.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$6.30
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.13)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
99
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Ticker: WDAY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Workday, Inc.
Workday, Inc.
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,894.34
EBITDA ($mm)
$320.27
EBIT ($mm)
($9.80)
Net Income ($mm)
$30.92
Employees
12500
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Ticker: HLAN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hilan Ltd.
Hilan Ltd.
Hilan Ltd. is the leading ASP - Application Service Provider in Israel, for overall management of the human resource in the organization: payroll, human resources, time & attendance and pension administration.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$122.16
EBITDA ($mm)
$22.24
EBIT ($mm)
$19.63
Net Income ($mm)
$13.89
Employees
300
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Ticker: ASX:RDY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReadyTech Holdings Limited
ReadyTech Holdings Limited
ReadyTech is an Australian provider of people management software for employment and education. ReadyTech offers a complete student management system for institutions and training organisations. For employers they offer a complete payroll, HR admin and work health and safety management system.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$22.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.02
EBIT ($mm)
($0.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
160
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Ticker: ASX:PYG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PayGroup Ltd
PayGroup Ltd
Headquartered in Melbourne Australia, PayGroup is the holding company of Pay Asia Pte Limited. Pay Asia, headquartered in Singapore, is a trusted provider of Multi-Country Payroll and cloud based Software as a Service (SaaS) Human Resource Outsourcing Solutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$10.29
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
229
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Ticker: VCSY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.
Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.
Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. is a provider of administrative software, Internet core technologies, and derivative software application products through its distribution network.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$5.40
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.97)
Net Income ($mm)
$3.50
Employees
26
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Ticker: IACH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Information Architects Corporation
Information Architects Corporation
The company focuses on investigating acquisition partners and targets, as well as new business lines and services to add to existing software resources and enhance its ability to market its perceptre software asset.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.66)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: BNFT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Benefitfocus, Inc.
Benefitfocus, Inc.
Benefitfocus is the largest healthcare and voluntary benefits software provider in the U.S. Benefitfocus offers a single Web-based platform for benefit shopping, enrollment, management and industry-standard data exchange.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$264.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$23.02
EBIT ($mm)
$6.27
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1200
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Ticker: WSTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Workstream
Workstream
Workstream Inc. supplies technology solutions and services to help employers improve Talent Acquisition and Talent Management. The company is a leader in Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions to help employers manage their workforces.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$7.19
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.40)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.45
Employees
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Ticker: ASX:8CO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
8common
8common
8common brings innovative enterprise software concepts to life, injecting a high-performing, product-driven culture and smart entrepreneurialism into every venture. 8common identifies, acquires and nurtures high potential businesses capable of startup agility and SaaS delivery.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$2.91
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.12)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.41)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NZSE:GEO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GeoOp Ltd.
GeoOp is a fast-growing mobile workforce management software company. GeoOp offers complete job management all wrapped into a low cost, easy to use service, with premium support.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.65
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.21)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.25)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
40
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Ticker: CNSX:XIGM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Xigem
Xigem
Xigem is a leading technology provider for the remote economy in Canada. Xigem provides organizations with the tools necessary to manage employees, assets, consumers, users and business operations remote working environment. They offer mobile digital payment and fulfilment solutions.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.31)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: AXLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axiologix
Axiologix
Axiologix is an International Technology and Services Organization focused on delivering Cloud-based Products and Services. It is creating a nationwide Service Provider of Voice, Data and Cloud services to small and medium size businesses primarily in the United States.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$9,914.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: GB:RM.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RM plc
RM plc
RM is a UK company, focused on supporting teachers to teach and learners to learn. It provides innovative products from classroom resources, through school technologies to systems for marking exams and delivering school performance data.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$277.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.28
EBIT ($mm)
$32.36
Net Income ($mm)
$21.25
Employees
1760
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Ticker: VSTA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vasta Platform Ltd
Vasta Platform Ltd
Vasta is a leading, high-growth education company in Brazil powered by technology, providing end-to-end educational and digital solutions that cater to all needs of private schools operating in the K-12 educational segment.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$161.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.03
EBIT ($mm)
($19.80)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1960
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Ticker: BSE:532696
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp is the largest Education Company in India and the only company spread across the entire education ecosystem. From schools to skills; over last two decades Educomp group has empowered over 30 million learners and educators across over 65,000 schools to think and create a better future.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$79.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($14.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10927
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Ticker: VCMP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VCampus Corporation
VCampus Corporation
VCampus develops training programs and educational courseware for business, government, and academic customers. Using its e-Learning system, VCampus offers training from a catalog of more than 5,000 online courses ranging in subject matter from accounting to information technology to compliance.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$7.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.89)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
53
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Ticker: CA:BRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brighter Minds Media, LLC
Brighter Minds Media is a publisher of online and multimedia materials for the whole family with a focus on creating a wholesome online environment for children and the family.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$6.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.18)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: RCL.ASX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReadCloud
ReadCloud
ReadCloud is a social e-learning platform built for Australian secondary schools. ReadCloud is the leading provider in Australia of eReading software delivering Curriculum eBooks to Schools and VET in Schools courses offering over 200,000 eBooks from the World’s leading publishers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5.67
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
24
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Ticker: PCSV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. is a developer of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education products for preschool through college students.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2.94
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
19
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Ticker: TWOU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2U, Inc.
2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with top-tier universities to deliver rigorous, selective graduate degree and undergraduate for-credit programs online.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$831.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($55.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($153.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5189
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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Ticker: JP:3834
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc. is a major Internet service provider based in Japan and is operated by ASAHI Net, Inc., a public company founded on April 2, 1990. ASAHI Net, Inc. has been listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange since December 2007.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$80.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.62
EBIT ($mm)
$19.59
Net Income ($mm)
$11.63
Employees
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Ticker: OTCPK:SGLD.F
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Shoal Games
Shoal Games
Shoal Games is the owner of the "Rooplay" EdTech games platform. Their pioneered curated games platform brings calm, structure and accountability for children and parents in the digital world. Using a subscription model, their active learning games are designed to inspire children to success.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.75)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3933
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CHIeru Co., Ltd.
CHIeru Co., Ltd.
One of CHIeru's primary goals is producing ICT environments for teaching & learning in schools. They provide software & system products reflecting new teaching methods in lecture fields such as learning management systems, e-learning systems, class support/CALL systems for active learning, etc.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$18.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.46
EBIT ($mm)
$0.72
Net Income ($mm)
$0.09
Employees
89
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Ticker: OM:SUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Surgical Science
Surgical Science is a Swedish supplier of virtual reality simulators for medical training. Their training systems for laparoscopy and endoscopy are used by medical training centers and institutes worldwide for practice, validation and certification of students, surgeons, and medical doctors.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.20
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.18)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.46)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
20
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Ticker: OTCNO:KAHOOT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kahoot!
Kahoot!
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform in Norway. Kahoot! makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages. Kahoot! is used in a multitude of settings, including K-12 and university classrooms, corporate offices, and more.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$42.97
EBITDA ($mm)
($16.57)
EBIT ($mm)
($18.91)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
204
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