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closed 1/18/2011 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired TutorVista

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, announces that it has agreed to increase its shareholding in TutorVista to a controlling 76% stake for a consideration of $127m. Pearson acquired a minority stake in TutorVista in June 2009 and this transaction takes Pearson’s total equity investment in the company to approximately $139m.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: TutorVista
Headquartered in Bangalore. TutorVista provides online tutoring services for K-12 and college students around the world. It connects experienced tutors with more than 20,000 registered students using VoIP and online whiteboards to work through problems, demonstrate solutions and conduct assessments.
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired TutorVista

synopsis: Bangalore-based ed-tech startup Byju’s has acquired online education company TutorVista Global Pvt. Ltd from British media and publishing group Pearson Plc. The deal also includes Edurite Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a provider of technology solutions to the education sector that TutorVista acquired in 2007.
buyer: Byju's
Based in Bangalore, Byju is a creator of K-12 learning app which offers adaptive, engaging and effective learning programs for students in classes 4-12 (K-12) and competitive exams like JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS, GRE and GMAT. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: TutorVista
TutorVista was founded in 2005 by Krishnan Ganesh and wife Meena Ganesh as an online tutoring firm. It has since then expanded its presence across the ed-tech value chain. The firm provides digital content and technology platforms to private and government schools under long-term contracts.
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closed 4/11/2017 via PR Newswire

At-Home Tutoring Services, acquired TutaPoint

synopsis: TutaPoint, a leading tutoring firm that offers real-time, live online instruction and tutoring using US based instructors in math, science, language arts computer science and world languages, has been acquired by At-Home Tutoring Services. At-Home Tutoring Services is a private, in-home tutoring service for students in Early Childhood to college.
buyer: At-Home Tutoring Services
At-Home Tutoring Services is a private, in-home tutoring service for students in grades Early Childhood through high school and college. They cover all academic subjects and test preparation for standardized tests. "
target: TutaPoint
TutaPoint offers real-time, live online instruction and tutoring using US based instructors in math, science, language arts computer science and world languages. TutaPoint's proprietary virtual classrooms feature live video, audio, whiteboard and chat.
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announced 8/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Studienkreis, will acquire tutoria GmbH

synopsis: Studienkreis, a company that provides tutoring services for students of all ages and adults, is to acquire tutoria GmbH, Germany’s leading digital education company which focuses on individual learning.
buyer parent: Aurelius AG
buyer: Studienkreis
Studienkreis GmbH provides tutoring services for students of all ages and adults. The company offers adult education, language tuition, and support for the talented and gifted and regular after school tuition in all courses. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: tutoria GmbH
Tutoria GmbH is Germany’s leading digital education company which focuses on individual learning. Tutoria’s core product is a comprehensive, premium service for private home tutoring – offering more than 20,000 professional tutors, interactive monitoring of success and online management of lessons.
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closed 8/13/2013 via PR Web

California Tutor Network merged with WebWise Tutors,

synopsis: WebWiseTutors, LLC, a premier provider of online tutoring services, is pleased to announce a merger with California Tutor Network, Inc., a leading online tutoring solution in California. WebWise Tutors is now in a unique position to take advantage of the thriving online tutoring industry.
buyer: WebWise Tutors
WebWise Tutors offers a full array of online tutoring services to elementary, special education, middle school and high school students, as well as post-secondary, international, military and adult learners. "
target: California Tutor Network
California Tutor Network is a leading provider of online tutoring solutions in California.
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closed 6/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Satt, Inc., acquired Mana.bo

synopsis: SATT announced that it has purchased all shares of Mana.bo Inc. Mana.bo, based in Tokyo, provides an online tutoring service using a smartphone application. Mana.bo is an educational service where individual guidance can be easily received.
buyer: SATT, Inc.
SATT, based in Tokyo, provides smart TLEC 3 (Smart Trek 3), a tool to easily create lecture-type e-learning content from presentation files created with Microsoft PowerPoint. "
target: Mana.bo
Mana.bo, based in Tokyo, provides an online tutoring service using a smartphone application. Mana.bo is an educational service where individual guidance can be easily received.
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closed 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired InstaEDU, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, The Student Hub, announced that it has agreed to acquire InstaEDU, a leading on-demand tutoring marketplace. InstaEDU's platform connects students with on-demand tutors in more than 2,500 subjects, ranging from high school and standardized test prep, all the way through advanced college concepts for as little as $0.40 per minute.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students use Chegg for homework help, course selection, note taking, textbook and e-textbook rentals and Daily deals. "
target: InstaEDU, Inc.
InstaEDU makes it easy for any student to instantly connect with a top tutor in an online lesson space. The website combines the effectiveness of face-to-face private tutoring with the convenience and affordability of an online service. InstaEDU was founded in 2011.
price ($mm)
$30
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closed 4/10/2019 via PR Newswire

Zovio, acquired TutorMe.com

synopsis: Zovio, an education technology services company, has acquired TutorMe, a leading provider of instant online tutoring services. TurtorMe enables tutors to share their knowledge with students around the globe. TutorMe provides premium online tutoring to academic institutions of all types.
buyer: Zovio
Zovio is an education technology services company that partners with higher education institutions and employers to deliver solutions that help learners and leaders achieve their aspirations. Zovio leverages its core strengths and applies its technology and capabilities to priority market needs. "
target: TutorMe.com
TutorMe is a provider of instant online tutoring services. TurtorMe enables tutors to share their knowledge with students around the globe. TutorMe provides premium online tutoring to academic institutions of all types. The platform features video chat, screen-sharing, virtual whiteboards, and more.
price ($mm)
$4.75
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closed 5/18/2018 via Company Press Release

IK Investment Partners, acquired Acadomia

synopsis: IK Investment Partners is pleased to announce that it has acquired Domia Group, owner of Acadomia. Acadomia is the leading player in the primary, secondary, higher-education and test-prep tutoring markets (at-home, centres and online) in France.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners is a private equity advisory group with Nordic roots. Focused on investing in companies with strong underlying potential, they are proud to support the IK Funds as they partner with management teams and investors to grow businessess. "
target parent: Metric Capital Partners
target: Acadomia
French Acadomia is the leading player in the primary, secondary, higher-education and test-prep tutoring markets (at-home, centres and online). Acadomia has innovated to offer quality learning experiences to more than 1 million families across different geographies, backgrounds, and subjects.
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closed 1/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

IAC, acquired Tutor.com, Inc.

synopsis: IAC announced the company has completed the acquisition of Tutor.com, an online tutoring solution. Founded in 1998, Tutor.com connects students anytime, anywhere with more than 2,500 screened and qualified tutors for immediate one-to-one sessions.
buyer: IAC (IAC:$2,786.38)
IAC is a leading internet company with more than 50 fast-growing, highly-related brands serving loyal consumer audiences. The company's mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Tutor.com, Inc.
Tutor.com is the world's largest and highest-rated online learning service. The Tutor.com community of more than 2,500 professional experts has delivered more than 8 million one-to-one tutoring and professional development sessions in a proprietary online classroom optimized for learning.
price ($mm)
$40
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closed 12/18/2007 via Company Press Release

Intel Capital, MMV Financial Inc., purchased a minority stake in Tutor.com, Inc.

synopsis: Tutor.com, a leader in live, on demand tutoring services, today announced new venture investments of $13.5 million to fund expansion of Tutor.com Direct, the company's on demand tutoring service for students and families.
buyer: Intel Capital
buyer: MMV Financial Inc.
MMV Financial provides creative debt financing solutions directly to early to mid-stage technology and life sciences companies with a focus on the Canadian and North American sectors. "
target: Tutor.com, Inc.
Tutor.com creates innovative, on demand homework help and tutoring services that connect students to a professional tutor online the moment they need help in math, science, social studies or English. Our network of over 1,300 professional tutors has delivered over 2 million 1-to-1 tutoring sessions.
price ($mm)
$14
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closed 3/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Interactivation, acquired Med School Tutors

synopsis: Interactivation, a holding company owned by entrepreneurs Joe Covey and Matthew Davidge, has acquired Med School Tutors, the leading medical school tutoring company that helps aspiring physicians succeed in medical school, on their standardized exams, and beyond.
buyer: Interactivation
Interactivation is a holding company owned by Joe Covey and Matthew Davidge. The company focuses on acquiring and operating media, education and health companies. Interactivation likes to buy small “orphan business units” from large companies with revenue of at least $10 million. "
target: Med School Tutors
Med School Tutors is the leading medical school tutoring company offering one-to-one online tutoring for the USMLE, COMLEX, Shelf Exams, Medical Coursework and Admissions and Residency Advisement, as well as consulting services for medical schools.
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closed 1/30/2007 via BusinessWire

KC Distance Learning, Inc., acquired Aventa Learning

synopsis: KC Distance Learning, a prominent national online education company, announced its acquisition of the assets of Aventa Learning, Inc., a leading provider of online learning content and services to K-12 educational institutions. The acquisition brings together two of the country’s strongest online education service providers.
buyer: KC Distance Learning, Inc.
KC Distance Learning is a leading provider of distance learning programs for high school students including core, Honors, and AP courses. KCDL provides online high school courses directly to families through Keystone National High School, the nation's largest online high school. "
target: Aventa Learning
Aventa Learning is a leading provider of online learning content and services for K-12 institutions. The company has a complete catalog of online high school courses, including foreign language and Advanced Placement courses.
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closed 7/26/2010 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., acquired KC Distance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: K12 Inc., one of the nation’s largest providers of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in kindergarten through high school, announced the acquisition of KC Distance Learning, Inc. (KCDL), a provider of distance learning programs for middle and high school students.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
target: KC Distance Learning, Inc.
KC Distance Learning (KCDL) is a leading provider of distance learning programs for middle school and high school students including core, Foreign Language, Honors, and AP courses. KCDL provides online accredited online education directly to families through The Keystone School.
price ($mm)[EV]
$63 [$66]
rev ($mm)
$37
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$3
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closed 4/11/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Sagemont Virtual

synopsis: Kaplan Inc., a global education leader, announced the acquisition of Sagemont Virtual, which has been doing business as the University of Miami Online High School, and Virtual Sage, a developer of online high school courses. Sagemont Virtual is a leader in the growing field of online high school instruction.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Sagemont Virtual
Sagemont Virtual (dba The University of Miami Online High School) is a fully accredited private high school that provides students with the flexibility to complete their courses anytime from anywhere in the world. All of their assignments, quizzes, tests, and projects are completed online.
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closed 8/23/2012 via BNC Analysis

Graphite Capital, acquired Explore Learning Ltd

synopsis: Graphite Capital has backed a £30 million management buy-out at supplementary education provider Explore Learning. Explore provides tutoring for primary and secondary school children and now operates 62 centres nationally, with over 16,000 children currently enrolled as members.
buyer: Graphite Capital
Graphite Capital is a leading independent private equity investor focused on the UK mid-market. They have been raising and managing private equity funds since 1981. Graphite currently manages more than £1.2 billion of funds for institutional and private shareholders. "
target: Explore Learning Ltd
Explore Learning Ltd. offers mathematics and English tutorial services in the United Kingdom. It also provides services in the areas of reading, spelling, and writing; and courses for primary and secondary school and 11 plus children, and entrance exams.
price ($mm)
$47
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$24
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2.0x
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closed 6/14/2007 via PR Newswire

Citigroup Inc., Sterling Capital, Ltd., acquired Educate, Inc.

synopsis: Educate, Inc., a leading pre-K-12 education company delivering supplemental education services and products to students and their families, announced that it has completed the merger in which Educate was acquired by a group of investors including certain members of management and affiliates of Sterling Capital Partners and Citigroup Private Equity.
buyer: Sterling Capital, Ltd.
buyer: Citigroup Inc. (C:$63,902.00)
Sterling Partners is a multifaceted private equity firm focusing on buyouts, venture capital and real estate. Sterling Partners specializes in investments in education, healthcare, business services, direct marketing, specialty manufacturing and distribution, and technology companies. "
target parent: Apollo Advisors, L.P.
target: Educate, Inc.
Educate, Inc., is a leading pre-K-12 education company delivering supplemental education services and products to students and their families. Educate's consumer services business, Sylvan Learning Center, is North America's best-known and most trusted tutoring brand.
price ($mm)
$517
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$351
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$40
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1.5x
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13.1x
announced 12/12/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Gyldendal A/S, will acquire Mentor Danmark ApS

synopsis: Gyldendal has entered into an agreement to purchase 60% of the shares in MentorDanmark ApS, which offers homework and mentor courses to students in primary and secondary schools.
buyer: Gyldendal A/S (:$140.57)
Gyldendal was founded in 1770 and is Denmark's largest publisher. For almost 250 years, Gyldendal has been working to enrich Danish book readers with knowledge, art, culture and entertaining reading experiences, and publishes over 400 new titles in all possible formats for children and adults. "
target: Mentor Danmark ApS
MentorDanmark ApS, based in Copenhagen, offers homework and mentor courses to students in primary and secondary schools.
price ($mm)
$8.70*
rev ($mm)
$7
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$1
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2.2x
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19.0x
announced 11/22/2017 via BNC Analysis

IK Investment Partners, will acquire Studienkreis

synopsis: IK Investment Partners, a Pan-European private equity firm, is to acquire Studienkreis GmbH, one of the leading private education providers in Germany, from Aurelius. Studienkreis offers qualified tutoring for students of all classes and types of school in all major subjects.
buyer: IK Investment Partners
IK Investment Partners is a Pan-European private equity firm focused on investments in the Nordics, DACH region, France, and Benelux. Since 1989, IK has raised more than €9 billion of capital and invested in over 110 European companies. "
target parent: Aurelius AG
target: Studienkreis
Studienkreis is one of the leading private education providers in Germany. The company offers qualified tutoring for students of all classes and types of school in all major subjects. Individual support follows a scientifically proven learning concept.
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$85
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announced 9/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

With Us Corp, will acquire Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd.

synopsis: With Us Corp, an owner and operator of tutoring and preparatory schools in Japan, will acquire Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd. Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd. operates and manages private tutoring schools in Japan for elementary and junior high school students. The company has 7 classrooms located in various cities.
buyer: With Us Corp (JASDAQ:9696:$134.56)
With Us Corporation operates in the education industry in Japan. The company owns and operates tutoring schools that offers group and individual tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students. They also operate preparatory schools to help students pass high school certification exams. "
target: Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd.
Kyodai Seminar Kubojuku Co., Ltd. operates and manages private tutoring schools in Japan for elementary and junior high school students. The company has 7 classrooms located in various cities. Students that have attended the company's private tutoring schools have a high rate of passing exams.
price ($mm)
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$5
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired TutorVista

synopsis: Bangalore-based ed-tech startup Byju’s has acquired online education company TutorVista Global Pvt. Ltd from British media and publishing group Pearson Plc. The deal also includes Edurite Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a provider of technology solutions to the education sector that TutorVista acquired in 2007.
buyer: Byju's
Based in Bangalore, Byju is a creator of K-12 learning app which offers adaptive, engaging and effective learning programs for students in classes 4-12 (K-12) and competitive exams like JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS, GRE and GMAT. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: TutorVista
TutorVista was founded in 2005 by Krishnan Ganesh and wife Meena Ganesh as an online tutoring firm. It has since then expanded its presence across the ed-tech value chain. The firm provides digital content and technology platforms to private and government schools under long-term contracts.
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closed 2/15/2011 via BNC Analysis

TutorVista, acquired SMARTHINKING, Inc.

synopsis: Pearson PLC, the world’s leading learning company, has acquired Smarthinking, the leading provider of post-secondary online tutoring and academic support programs that improve student performance, persistence and retention. Pearson will combine Smarthinking with TutorVista, an India based online tutoring company.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: TutorVista
Headquartered in Bangalore. TutorVista provides online tutoring services for K-12 and college students around the world. It connects experienced tutors with more than 20,000 registered students using VoIP and online whiteboards to work through problems, demonstrate solutions and conduct assessments."
target: Smarthinking, Inc.
Smarthinking provides people, technology and training to help institutions offer their students outstanding academic support. Smarthinking connects students to E-structor® Certified tutors anytime, from any Internet connection.
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closed 1/18/2011 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired TutorVista

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, announces that it has agreed to increase its shareholding in TutorVista to a controlling 76% stake for a consideration of $127m. Pearson acquired a minority stake in TutorVista in June 2009 and this transaction takes Pearson’s total equity investment in the company to approximately $139m.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: TutorVista
Headquartered in Bangalore. TutorVista provides online tutoring services for K-12 and college students around the world. It connects experienced tutors with more than 20,000 registered students using VoIP and online whiteboards to work through problems, demonstrate solutions and conduct assessments.
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announced 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Arco Platform Limited, will acquire COC and Dom Bosco

synopsis: Arco Platform Limited, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Pearson Brazil to acquire COC and Dom Bosco, two important K-12 learning systems in Brazil. COC and Dom Bosco have over 50 years of academic track record in Brazil, serving over 800 partner schools and around 210,000 students in all regions of the country.
buyer: Arco Platform Limited (ARCE:$168.64)
Brazil-based Arco aims to transform the way students learn. The company's data-driven learning, interactive content, and scalable curriculum allows students to personalize their learning experience with high-quality solutions while enabling schools to provide a broader approach to education. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: COC and Dom Bosco
COC and Dom Bosco are two important K-12 learning systems in Brazil that have over 50 years of academic track record. They serve over 800 partner schools and around 210,000 students in the country, from pre-K to high school and pre-university.
price ($mm)
$158
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$11
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14.5x
closed 2/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Pearson plc, acquired Spotlight Education

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, announced the acquisition of Spotlight Education, a company that utilizes unique, proprietary technology to turn education data into personalized video reports available in over 30 languages. Spotlight was founded in 2012 to help educators and parents make decisions about their student's education.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment. Pearson combines world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. "
target: Spotlight Education
Spotlight was founded in 2012 to help educators and parents better understand and make decisions about their student's education. The company has worked with schools, districts, and education companies to deliver millions of personalized reports.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BusinessWire

GigXR, Inc., purchased Immersive Learning Group from Pearson plc

synopsis: GIGXR has acquired the Immersive Learning Group from Pearson PLC. The assets acquired comprise Immersive Learning Group's holographic content management platform and suite of applications and its operating business, including the existing base of users, strategic partnerships, and related intellectual property, such as HoloPatient and HoloHuman.
buyer: GigXR, Inc.
GIGXR is a SaaS platform delivering extended reality learning applications for medical and nursing schools, higher education, healthcare, and enterprise globally. GIGXR simplifies complex real-life scenarios, reduces learning costs, and improves outcomes for institutions, enterprises, and students. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
The Pearson Immersive Learning Group’s assets consist of its holographic content management platform, a suite of applications, and operating business, including the existing base of users, strategic partnerships, and related intellectual property, such as HoloPatient and HoloHuman.
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closed 11/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Pearson plc, acquired Lumerit

synopsis: Pearson, the world's learning company, has acquired Lumerit Education, an EdTech company that helps address the issues of college degree completion and affordability in the consumer and corporate markets. Lumerit uses data and analytics to match learner profiles to academic programs to enable more people to prosper in their lives through learning.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment. Pearson combines world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. "
target: Lumerit
Lumerit is an education technology company and primary content provider. Through its Lumerit Scholar program, the company addresses the issues of college degree completion and affordability in the consumer, corporate, and international markets, using its flexible proprietary technology platform.
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$29
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closed 3/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Asteri Holdings, purchased Digital Assets from Prima Games

synopsis: Asteri Holdings announced the acquisition of the digital assets of Prima Games from DK Publishers. Prima Games was founded in 1990 and was shut down in November 2018 after a 28-year run. The digital assets of Prima Games include its website, which is a portal to gaming news and guide content.
buyer: Asteri Holdings
ASTERI creates entertainment products through unique data analytics technology. ASTERI builds data-informed entertainment products such as mobile games, websites and online games, and monetizes them through a number of effective channels. "
seller parent: Pearson plc
seller: Prima Games
The digital assets of Prima Games include its website, which is a portal to gaming news and guide content.
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closed 2/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nexus Capital Management LP, purchased US K-12 Courseware Business from Pearson plc

synopsis: Pearson has sold its U.S K-12 courseware business to Nexus Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. The assets in this sale involve the majority of the print and digital instructional resources on Pearson’s K-12 schools website, including Elevate Science, enVision Math, iLit and myView Literacy.
buyer: Nexus Capital Management LP
Nexus Capital Management was formed in 2013 to make opportunistic debt and equity investments in a broad range of companies and industries. Their Founding Partners have invested together for almost 20 years through multiple economic and financial cycles. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
The assets involve the majority of the print and digital instructional resources on Pearson’s K-12 schools website, including Elevate Science, enVision Math, iLit and myView Literacy.
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$250
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$464
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announced 4/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Credly, will acquire Acclaim

synopsis: Credly will acquire Pearson’s Acclaim badging business in response to global demand for digital credentialing and talent recognition. Acclaim's goal is to help individuals move forward professionally. Acclaim accomplishes this by partnering with respected brands to promote individuals’ skills and achievements through badging.
buyer: Credly
Credly empowers the recognition of lifelong achievement by offering the leading platforms for verifying, sharing and managing digital badges and credentials. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Acclaim
Acclaim's goal is to help individuals move forward professionally. Acclaim accomplishes this by partnering with respected brands to promote individuals’ skills and achievements through badging. Through Acclaim, job seekers tell the full story of their professional lives with credible information.
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closed 3/15/2018 via PE Hub

Baring Private Equity Asia, CITIC Capital, acquired Wall Street English

synopsis: Baring Private Equity Asia (“BPEA”) and CITIC Capital Holdings Limited announced their affiliated private equity funds have acquired Wall Street English (“WSE”), the world’s leading provider of English language training to adults, from Pearson Plc.
buyer: CITIC Capital
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of the largest and most established private alternative investment firms in Asia, with total committed capital of over USD11 billion. Founded in 2002, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited is an alternative investment management and advisory company. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Wall Street English
Wall Street English is the premier provider of English language instruction for individuals and corporate clients around the world. Wall Street English has over 40 years of experience of teaching English and has touched the lives of over 2 million students in 450 centers in 28 countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$300
rev ($mm)
$216
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
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announced 10/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

APA Publications UK Ltd., will acquire Rough Guides Ltd.

synopsis: APA Publications, the publisher of the Insight Guides and Berlitz travel and language-learning guides, will acquire Rough Guides from Dorling Kindersley, a publisher of reference books for adults and children. Rough Guides is a travel publisher known for their accurate and up-to-date content. Their guidebooks cover over 120 worldwide destinations.
buyer: APA Publications UK Ltd.
APA Publications (APA) is the publisher of the Insight Guides and Berlitz travel and language-learning guides. They have over 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. APA produces around 400 full-colour titles and covers more than 200 destinations across the globe. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Rough Guides Ltd.
Rough Guides is a leading travel publisher known for its “tell it like it is” attitude, accurate, up-to-date content and authoritative contemporary writing. Rough Guides publishes guidebooks on more than 120 worldwide destinations and dictionary phrasebooks for 18 languages.
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Pu-Xin Education, acquired Global Education & Technology Group Limited

synopsis: Pearson is announcing that it has completed the sale of Global Education (GEDU) to Puxin Education. GEDU is a leading provider of English language training and test preparation for Chinese students wishing to study abroad.
buyer: Pu-Xin Education
Puxin Education is a private education company providing tutorial program for K-12 education, overseas test prep and college admission counselling services in China. It offers comprehensive programs for kindergarten to Grade 12 on many subjects including English, Chinese and all Science subjects. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Global Education & Technology Group Limited (GEDU:$52.36)
Global Education (GEDU) is a leading education company focused on English language training and test preparation for students wishing to study abroad, providing a range of world-class products and services including pre-test trainings on IELTS and TOEFL, as well as some international curriculums.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired TutorVista

synopsis: Bangalore-based ed-tech startup Byju’s has acquired online education company TutorVista Global Pvt. Ltd from British media and publishing group Pearson Plc. The deal also includes Edurite Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a provider of technology solutions to the education sector that TutorVista acquired in 2007.
buyer: Byju's
Based in Bangalore, Byju is a creator of K-12 learning app which offers adaptive, engaging and effective learning programs for students in classes 4-12 (K-12) and competitive exams like JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS, GRE and GMAT. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: TutorVista
TutorVista was founded in 2005 by Krishnan Ganesh and wife Meena Ganesh as an online tutoring firm. It has since then expanded its presence across the ed-tech value chain. The firm provides digital content and technology platforms to private and government schools under long-term contracts.
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closed 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

MoveEdu, purchased Microlins, People and SOS from Pearson plc

synopsis: Grupo Prepara (MoveEdu), one of the largest franchise networks in Brazil, has acquired the three vocational teaching brands: Microlins, People and SOS from Pearson plc. The three brands operate franchise networks of vocational schools in Brazil.
buyer: MoveEdu
MoveEdu, based in Brazil, is born as leader of the segment and becomes the largest network of vocational education in the country in number of schools. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
Microlins, People (People Formação Completa) and SOS (S.O.S Tecnologia e Educação) operate franchise networks of vocational schools in Brazil.
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closed 4/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

CL Educate Limited, acquired ETEN

synopsis: CL Educate Limited (CL), India’s leading education & knowledge services provider, has acquired ETEN, the test preparation business division of Pearson’s IndiaCan Education Private Ltd (“IndiaCan”). ETEN is a pioneer in tech-based satellite coaching for CA & IAS and has a strong brand with a wide VSAT network in India.
buyer: CL Educate Limited (BSE:540403:$43.09)
CL Educate Limited (CL), is India’s leading education & knowledge services provider. CL Educate operates through two segments, which include Education and training program (including sale of study material) and Vocational training. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: ETEN
ETEN is the test preparation business division of Pearson’s IndiaCan Education Private Ltd (“IndiaCan”). ETEN is a pioneer in tech-based satellite coaching for CA (Chartered Accountancy) & IAS (Indian Administrative Services) and has a strong brand with a wide VSAT network in India.
price ($mm)
$0.93
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/11/2016 via Company Press Release

GlobalEnglish Corporation, acquired GlobalEnglish Corporation

synopsis: Following the closure of a successful management buyout, GlobalEnglish announced the company as the new, independent leader in the Business English language learning market. The management buyout from Pearson, the world’s leading education company, was led by GlobalEnglish’s Karine Allouche Salanon, along with other organizational leaders.
buyer: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate.
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closed 11/10/2015 via PR Newswire

itslearning, acquired Fronter

synopsis: itslearning AS, a market leading learning management system provider, announced the company has acquired Scandinavian-based learning management system Fronter from Pearson. The two companies have joined forces under the itslearning brand to continue to develop the best learning platform for education worldwide.
buyer: itslearning
itslearning is positioned at the heart of education, offering a cloud-based learning platform that helps teachers and learners support, improve and transform their learning and teaching processes. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Fronter
Fronter has built a learning platform which provides easy-to-use tools for secure online education and collaboration. Teachers use the platform to create, store and repurpose learning resources and coursework which their students access online.
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closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Nikkei Inc., acquired The Financial Times Ltd

synopsis: Nikkei Inc., the publisher of Japan's leading business daily, said that it has completed the acquisition of the Financial Times from Pearson, the U.K.-based education and publishing giant. The Financial Times is a newspaper known for its extensive global coverage of economic news.
buyer: Nikkei Inc.
Nikkei Inc. acts as an operating holding company with newspaper businesses as a core. Group operations range from books, magazines to digital media, database service, broadcasting and other activities such as economic/cultural events. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,310 [$1,281]
rev ($mm)
$521
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/4/2015 via paidContent.org

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Pearson plc has sold its PowerSchool business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most widely used web-based SIS in North America.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on software and technology businesses. Vista Equity Partners understands the software business model and has specific operational improvements to create value, which they combine with a unique perspective. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most used web-based SIS in North America.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
$97
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/3/2015 via Company Press Release

Pearson (VUE), acquired ProctorCam

synopsis: Global computer-based testing leader Pearson VUE announced the acquisition of ProctorCam, a leading online proctored testing platform. The integration of an online proctoring solution will enable Pearson VUE clients to extend the reach of their testing programs to remote areas and expand the breadth of their programs.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson (VUE)
Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing for high-stakes certification and licensure exams in the healthcare, finance, information technology, academic and admissions markets. "
target: ProctorCam
ProctorCam offers a toolkit that helps organizations add online proctoring as a feature of their existing test delivery channel. ProctorCam has "widgetized" online proctoring enabling their partners to choose how, when and where online proctoring occurs within their existing workflows.
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closed 5/20/2015 via PE Hub

Sandbox & Co., acquired Family Education Network

synopsis: Sandbox & Co., an industry-focused investor committed to building businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors, has acquired Family Education Network (FEN) from Pearson. FEN is an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox is an industry-focused investor committed to building and supporting businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors. Founded in 2014, the partners of Sandbox have a long track-record of acquiring, transforming and scaling businesses and brands internationally. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Family Education Network
Family Education Network is the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. The company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
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closed 8/4/2014 via Market Wire

O'Reilly Media, Inc., acquired Safari Books Online, LLC

synopsis: O'Reilly Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired Pearson's 50% interest in Safari Books Online, LLC. Developed by O'Reilly and launched as a joint venture with Pearson in 2001, Safari will continue to operate as an independent entity offering more than 25,000 books, videos, and courses on technology and business.
buyer: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Safari Books Online, LLC
Safari Books Online is an on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. Technology professionals, software developers, web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari Books Online.
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closed 6/15/2007 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint Capital Limited, acquired Wolters Kluwer Education

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company, today announced the completion of the sale of its Education division to Bridgepoint Capital Limited. Regulatory approvals were received, and customary closing conditions have been met.
buyer: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
Bridgepoint is a leading European provider of private equity with a 25-year track record of investing in established businesses and working with management to create value within companies across Europe. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Wolters Kluwer Education
Wolters Kluwer Education is the leading provider of primary, secondary, and vocational educational material, content and services in seven European countries (the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Austria, and Hungary).
price ($mm)
$1,032
rev ($mm)
$421
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/16/2021 via PR Newswire

Platinum Equity, LLC, will acquire McGraw-Hill

synopsis: Platinum Equity, a global investment firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire McGraw Hill, a global leader in educational content and digital platforms, from funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $19 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and operations—a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O."
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: McGraw-Hill
McGraw Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that drive results for students, parents, educators and professionals. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,500 [$6,325]
rev ($mm)
$1,071
EBITDA ($mm)
$276
EV / rev
5.9x
EV / EBITDA
22.9x
cancelled 5/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

McGraw-Hill cancelled merger with Cengage Learning,

synopsis: Publishers Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education have terminated plans to merge after scrutiny from regulators. Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education’s goal of creating one giant educational publisher has been abandoned, the publishers announced.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: McGraw-Hill
McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals drive results. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives.
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closed 3/22/2013 via PR Newswire

Apollo Global Management, acquired McGraw-Hill Education

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies completed the sale of its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
Apollo Global Management, LLC is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. They focus their investments in areas where they can capitalize upon their integrated platform. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,400 [$2,521]
rev ($mm)
$2,223
EBITDA ($mm)
$371
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
closed 3/20/2007 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Anker Publishing Co. Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today that it has acquired the publishing assets of Anker Publishing Company, Inc., an independent publisher of books and periodicals for professionals in higher education, located in Bolton, Massachusetts. Anker Publishing's annual revenue is approximately $ 1 million.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target: Anker Publishing Co. Inc.
Anker Publishing Company, Inc. is an independent publisher of professional books, periodicals, and other information media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
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0.0x
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

RED Driving School, acquired NFE Group Ltd

synopsis: RED Driving School, the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK, has acquired the NFE Group Ltd, a driver training firm in the UK. NFE provides fleet driver training services for all vehicle types. Their training products include risk assessments, advanced driver training, trailer training and stress management.
buyer: RED Driving School
RED Driving School is the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. RED operates in England, Scotland and Wales and has nearly 1,500 driving instructors. It is headquartered in Billingham, Teeside. "
target: NFE Group Ltd
The NFE Group is a driver training firm in the UK. NFE provides fleet driver training services for all vehicle types. Their training products include risk assessments, advanced driver training, trailer training and stress management. The group also organises car launch events, roadshows and more.
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closed 10/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Ryan Konikoff, acquired Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.

synopsis: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. recently announced new ownership with Chief Operating Officer Ryan Konikoff acquiring the majority share. Rock The House Founder and CEO Matt Radicelli will remain at the helm of the company. Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company.
buyer: Ryan Konikoff
Ryan Konikoff is the Chief Operating Officer at Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. He specializes in Tour Managing, Cruise Ships, Music Festivals, and Audio / Visual & special event design. "
target: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.
Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company. RTH provides world-class event lighting, A/V production services, videography, DJs, photo booths, and more for Corporate Events, Meetings and Conferences, Weddings and just about any other type of event.
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closed 10/21/2015 via PR Newswire

The Freeman Companies, acquired Staging Connections Group Limited

synopsis: Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Staging Connections Group Limited, a leader in event staging that provides a total event management solution for audio visual, styling and theming, set design and content through to digital and social media evert service such as webcasting.
buyer: The Freeman Companies
Freeman & Co. is one of Wall Street's premier providers of independent financial services advice offering mergers and acquisitions and related advisory services, capital raising, underwriting, strategic management consulting and competitor benchmarking data and analysis to financial institutions. "
target: Staging Connections Group Limited (AU:STG:$124.76)
Staging Connections has been creating events for nearly 30 years. As the leader in event staging they offer a total event management solution for audio visual, styling and theming, set design and content through to digital and social media event service such as webcasting, Event Feed and Event Poll.
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closed 8/6/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired ProGenealogists, Inc.

synopsis: Ancestry.com Inc. announced that it has acquired leading professional genealogy research firm, ProGenealogists, Inc. ProGenealogists specializes in genealogical, forensic and family history research.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 2 million paying subscribers. Over 10 billion records have been added to the site in the past 15 years. Ancestry users have created more than 39 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles. "
target: ProGenealogists, Inc.
ProGenealogists, Inc. is a consortium of professional genealogists who specialize in genealogical, forensic, and family history research. The firm services thousands of professional, government, media, and individual clients worldwide.
price ($mm)
$1.10
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closed 1/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Outsell, Inc., purchased business research division from Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: Eduventures, higher education’s leading learning collaborative research and consulting company, and Outsell, Inc., a syndicated research and advisory firm for companies in the information industry, jointly announced Outsell’s acquisition of Eduventures’ business research division.
buyer: Outsell, Inc.
Outsell is the leading research and advisory firm providing actionable market analytics for the information industry. Outsell helps publishers, commercial information providers, and content software technology vendors identify, maintain, and grow markets and revenue streams. "
seller parent: Invus Group LLC
seller: Eduventures, Inc.
The worldwide authority on the education industry, Eduventures supports the growth of organizations operating in the pre-K-12, postsecondary, and corporate learning markets. Founded in 1993, Eduventures is privately held and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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closed 12/13/2007 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Company, acquired Harcourt, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company and its parent, Education Media and Publishing Group Limited, announced that Houghton Mifflin has completed the acquisition of the Harcourt Education, Harcourt Trade and Greenwood-Heinemann divisions from Reed Elsevier.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Harcourt, Inc. (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class pre-K–12 educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators
price ($mm)
$4,000
rev ($mm)
$1,637
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Invus Group LLC, Knowledge Investment Partners LLC, acquired Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: Invus Group LLC and Knowledge Investment Partners LLC have bought a controlling stake in Eduventures Inc., a supplier of research and analysis for the education market, for an undisclosed amount.
buyer: Invus Group LLC
buyer: Knowledge Investment Partners LLC
Invus, New York, primarily is a private equity firm with committed capital in excess of $3 billion. It is the exclusive investment adviser of Artal Luxembourg SA, a European investment company, and has invested in more than 80 companies over the past 20 years. "
target: Eduventures, Inc.
The worldwide authority on the education industry, Eduventures supports the growth of organizations operating in the pre-K-12, postsecondary, and corporate learning markets. Founded in 1993, Eduventures is privately held and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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announced 6/16/2021 via Company Press Release

NPM Capital NV, will acquire Infinitas Learning

synopsis: Infinitas Learning, parent company of educational publishing houses Noordhoff (Netherlands), Liber (Sweden) and Plantyn (Belgium), is set to return to Dutch ownership. Current owner Compass Partners signed an agreement to sell Infinitas to the family-owned investment firm NPM Capital.
buyer parent: SHV Holdings N.V.
buyer: NPM Capital NV
NPM Capital was founded in 1948 to provide venture capital to Dutch businesses in the context of post-war reconstruction. In line with the development of venture capital and private equity, the private equity firm experienced strong growth in the 1980s and was listed on the stock exchange from 1987."
target parent: Compass Partners International LLP
target: Infinitas Learning
Infinitas Learning is a key European provider of innovative products and services for learning and education. They help learners to realize their full potential. Their brands offer a comprehensive suite of educational tools that are used in primary and secondary schools.
price ($mm)
$5.02
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/27/2007 via PR Newswire

CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC, acquired Benziger Publishing

synopsis: CFM Religion Publishing Group (CFM), LLC, today announced the acquisitions of RCL -- Resources for Christian Living from RCL Enterprises, Inc. and the Benziger product line from McGraw-Hill Education. The two groups will be combined to form RCL/Benziger Publishing, which will be focused on the Catholic market and based in Allen, Texas.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC
CFM Religion Publishing Group provides Christian resources and publications for families, churches, schools and religious organizations. The Company offers true-to-the-Bible materials including classroom and group-based curricula, books, and magazines, as well as Christian-themed toys and games. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Benziger Publishing
Benziger strives to provide the most innovative and comprehensive catechetical material for the Catholic parish. Benziger differentiates itself in several important ways.
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closed 4/15/2004 via BusinessWire

Triumph Learning, acquired Buckle Down Publishing Company

synopsis: Haights Cross Communications, Inc. announced that it completed the acquisition of Buckle Down Publishing Company on April 15, 2004. Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Buckle Down was founded in 1982 and is one of the nation's leading publishers of test preparation materials for high-stakes state tests.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Triumph Learning
A comprehensive provider of print and software preparation materials for state and national tests, Triumph Learning has a highly successful 19-year track record of publishing high-quality materials proven to help students master the standards assessed on high stakes state tests. Triumph Learning cr "
target: Buckle Down Publishing Company
Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Buckle Down was founded in 1982 and is one of the nation's leading publishers of test preparation materials for high-stakes state tests.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
9.8x
closed 1/20/2021 via Company Press Release

A Pass Educational Group, LLC, acquired Victory Productions

synopsis: A Pass Educational Group, LLC (A Pass), a national leader in custom education content development, has acquired Victory Productions, another leading content development house for learning companies and organizations.
buyer: A Pass Educational Group, LLC
A Pass Educational Group, LLC works with educational publishers and other organizations to develop customized educational/training content. Their more than 2,000 contractors include writers, editors, subject matter experts, instructional designers, and artists. "
target: Victory Productions
Victory Productions was founded in 1995 by Victoria Porras. Victory creates integrated learning experiences, from designing and aligning curriculum to enhancing professional practice. Their combined expertise and close collaboration enable them to connect every phase of the learning continuum.
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closed 8/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

NerdWallet, Inc., acquired Know Your Money

synopsis: NerdWallet, a personal finance company that aims to provide clarity for all of life's financial decisions, has acquired Know Your Money, an independent financial comparison website in the UK. Know Your Money allows users to compare credit cards, loans, mortgages, business bank accounts, insurance, and more.
buyer: NerdWallet, Inc.
NerdWallet is a personal finance company that aims to provide clarity for all of life's financial decisions. NerdWallet provides tools and advice that make it easy to expertly pay off debt, choose the best financial products and services and tackle major life goals, like buying a house. "
target: Know Your Money
Know Your Money is an independent financial comparison website in the UK. Know Your Money aims to provide clear, accurate and transparent comparisons for a wide range of financial products. The site allows users to compare credit cards, loans, mortgages, business bank accounts, insurance, and more.
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Leisure Time Group, acquired Lime & Soda

synopsis: Leisure Time Group, New Zealand, has purchased Auckland-based event management company; Lime & Soda. Lime & Soda are a full-service creative event management company specialising in conferences, team building, corporate events, festivals, event styling, and event concepts.
buyer: Leisure Time Group
Leisure Time Group is a family owned and operated New Zealand travel and event management company that have been providing inspirational and unforgettable experiences since 1987. "
target: Lime & Soda
Lime & Soda is an Auckland-based event management company. Lime & Soda are a full-service creative event management company specialising in conferences, team building, corporate events, festivals, event styling, and event concepts.
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Entropia Group, purchased 360 Video Business from Vostok VR

synopsis: The 360-video business of Singapore-based virtual reality company Vostok VR has been acquired by independent Malaysian agency Entropia. Vostok VR was launched in Singapore in June 2014. Vostok VR's 360 Video Business offers 360 video production for social media and documentaries.
buyer: Entropia Group
ENTROPIA is a new age data-driven marketing consultancy based in Malaysia. Its vision is to help brands in the digital age, add more happiness to people's lives via highly relevant, delightful & authentic connections. "
seller: Vostok VR
Vostok VR's 360 Video Business offers 360 video production for social media and documentaries. It produced Happyland360, a critically acclaimed documentary that was one of the first 360 documentaries in Southeast Asia. 360 video is a tool to help brands convey messages in an unforgettable way.
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closed 3/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

The UC Group, acquired Solidinfo.SE

synopsis: The UC Group, part of Asiakastieto Group, has acquired the business and assets of Solidinfo.SE from the Solid Media Group. Solidinfo.SE is a company search engine with in-depth information about all Swedish companies.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: The UC Group
Since 1977, the UC Group has been helping millions of customers make decisions by providing refined business and credit information in digital and innovative services. Their customers are made up of companies, private individuals and the public sector. "
target parent: Solid Media Group
target: Solidinfo.SE
Solidinfo.SE is a company search engine with in-depth information about all Swedish companies. At Solidinfo.SE users can see contact information such as address information, telephone numbers, fax and e-mail.
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EV / EBITDA

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Matching Companies
Ticker: TAL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
TAL Education Group
TAL Education Group
Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) is a leading education and technology enterprise in China. Since its establishment, TAL is committed to integrating technologies and the Internet into education, to deliver a better study experience for children through K-12.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$2,340.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$372.20
EBIT ($mm)
$293.75
Net Income ($mm)
$337.16
Employees
28637
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Ticker: TSE:4668
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Meiko Network Japan Co. Ltd.
Meiko Network Japan Co. Ltd.
Meiko Network Japan Co. Ltd. owns and operates tutoring cram schools in Japan. Their schools offer inexpensive individual tutoring for self-motivated learning and supplementary studies for students with average scores. Meiko Network Japan has schools located in every prefecture in Japan.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$174.92
EBITDA ($mm)
$19.29
EBIT ($mm)
$13.41
Net Income ($mm)
$6.01
Employees
814
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Ticker: JASDAQ:9696
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
With Us Corp
With Us Corp
With Us Corporation operates in the education industry in Japan. The company owns and operates tutoring schools that offers group and individual tutoring for elementary, middle, and high school students. They also operate preparatory schools to help students pass high school certification exams.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$134.56
EBITDA ($mm)
$9.21
EBIT ($mm)
$5.39
Net Income ($mm)
$0.75
Employees
779
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Ticker: OTCPK:AMBO.Y
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ambow Education
Ambow Education
Ambow Education is a leading national provider of educational and career enhancement services in China, offering high-quality, individualized services and products. With its extensive network of regional service hubs complemented by a dynamic proprietary learning platform and distributors.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$64.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.54
EBIT ($mm)
($2.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2358
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Ticker: AIM:AEC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
AEC Education Plc
AEC Education Plc
AEC Education PLC offers a number of diploma and degree programs up to the post-graduate level to students in the Asian region. Their programs attract students from Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Thailand, Korea, Hong Kong, Mongolia and Taiwan as well as Singapore and Malaysia.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$10.66
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.01)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.47)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
150
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Ticker: NYSE:SPGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S&P Global
S&P Global
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company’s divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,501.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,256.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,048.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,093.00
Employees
21200
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Ticker: LSE:PSON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearson plc
Pearson plc
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$4,926.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$605.35
EBIT ($mm)
$393.34
Net Income ($mm)
$369.63
Employees
22500
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: OM:2E
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2E Group AB
2E Group is one of the leading actors in the Scandinavian experience industry. Every year, group companies arrange live entertainment and meaningful meetings for more than 1.8 million guests – both private individuals and business clients.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$88.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.54
EBIT ($mm)
$0.82
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
Employees
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Ticker: SXI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Standex International
Standex International (NYSE:SXI), based in Salem, New Hampshire, is a diversified manufacturing and marketing company with operations in five business segments (listed in order of FY 2004 sales): Food Service Equipment Group, Air Distribution Products Group, Engineered Products Group, Consumer Grou
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$633.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$67.16
EBIT ($mm)
$52.96
Net Income ($mm)
$35.37
Employees
4000
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Ticker: KROT3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton is one of the largest private educational organizations in Brazil and worldwide, operating in the primary and secondary education segment for over 45 years and in the postsecondary education segment for more than 10 years.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,443.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$484.88
EBIT ($mm)
$404.34
Net Income ($mm)
$463.09
Employees
15000
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Ticker: TSE:6879
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imagica Robot Holdings Inc.
Imagica Robot Holdings Inc.
Imagica Robot Holdings is the parent company of a group of media production companies that offer services in post production, media distribution, TV channel operations, media businesses, creative services, content production, imaging systems, digital video solutions, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$824.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.41
EBIT ($mm)
$21.89
Net Income ($mm)
$26.52
Employees
3842
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Ticker: LSE:BMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is an independent publisher with offices in London, New York, New Delhi and Sydney. Bloomsbury has built a reputation for publishing works of excellence and originality. Bloomsbury has a valuable portfolio of content and rights based intellectual property assets.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$261.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.60
EBIT ($mm)
$25.38
Net Income ($mm)
$19.38
Employees
722
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Ticker: BVII
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Broadview Institute
Broadview Media has provided creative and production services for television programming, business communications and the education markets. Broadview provides turnkey video production for business and organizations, specializing in the support of media initiatives for associations and non-profits,
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$17.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.21)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
214
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Ticker: OTCPK:MECK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mecklermedia Corporation
Mecklermedia Corporation
Mecklermedia is an international trade show company concentrating in the fields of Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and 3D Printing, which currently encompasses over 22 trade shows in 11 countries.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$3.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
17
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Ticker: ENIRF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eniro AB
Eniro AB
Eniro is one of the largest search companies in the Nordic region and Poland. For more than 100 years Eniro has helped people find local information and companies find customers. The company’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$156.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.13
EBIT ($mm)
($0.22)
Net Income ($mm)
$16.57
Employees
1378
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Ticker: SIGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunset Island Group, Inc.
Sunset Island Group, Inc., a development stage company, operates as a full-service music entertainment company.
year
2007
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Ticker: UCSO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium, Ltd. d/b/a On The Mark Entertainment owns, licenses and markets its proprietary collection of many of the greatest pop and jazz tracks of all time digitally through leading online music stores, as well as brick and mortar retailers.
year
2008
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Ticker: TSE:7080
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sportsfield Co., Ltd.
Sportsfield Co., Ltd.
Sportsfield is a Japanese provider of recruitment support services for the sports industry. Sportsfield plans and operates Sponavi, the largest sports-focused job-hunting event for university graduates. The company also provides recruitment consulting services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$17.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.96
EBIT ($mm)
$1.80
Net Income ($mm)
$1.22
Employees
201
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Ticker: HMHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
As a global leader in K–12 education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) provides comprehensive learning solutions to help all students achieve their maximum potential. HMH also delights readers throughout the world with award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,387.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$78.43
EBIT ($mm)
($66.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3800
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