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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 9/9/2021 via Company Press Release

Cambridge University Press, acquired CogBooks Ltd.

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

Seismic, acquired Lesson.ly

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

Whatfix, acquired Nittio Solutions Private Limited

synopsis: Software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based digital adoption platform, Whatfix acquired learning management system Nittio Learn. Nittio Learn is the best mobile-friendly learning management system for distributed workforces. Nittio Learn's toolset, includes additional content options, assessment capabilities, and training course allocation.
buyer: Whatfix
Whatfix is a leading digital adoption platform that helps companies provide intuitive onboarding, and effective training and support. Whatfix’s contextual and personalized in-app content drives-up user productivity and engagement. "
target: Nittio Solutions Private Limited
Nittio Learn is a learning management system based in India. Nittio Learn is the best mobile-friendly learning management system for distributed workforces. Nittio Learn's toolset, includes additional content options, assessment capabilities, and training course allocation.
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announced 8/6/2021 via BusinessWire

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., will acquire Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.

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

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired LearningPool

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners has acquired a controlling stake in Derry-based Learning Pool. Learning Pool is Northern Ireland’s largest e-learning company and provides a hosted online-learning management system that allows training to be published, tracked and reported.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $7.5 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: LearningPool
Learning Pool is Northern Ireland’s largest e-learning company. Learning Pool provides a hosted online-learning management system that allows training to be published, tracked and reported. Their library of online content catalogues can be tailored to individual customer training requirements.
price ($mm)
$212
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$22
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announced 5/6/2021 via Company Press Release

Kahoot!, will acquire Clever Inc.

synopsis: Kahoot!, a global learning platform company, announced the acquisition of Clever Inc., a privately-held, California-based company that is one of the most widely-used digital learning platforms by U.S. K-12 schools. Clever’s market-leading and open platform brings schools, teachers, students and application developers together.
buyer: Kahoot! (OTCNO:KAHOOT:$42.97)
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform in Norway. Kahoot! makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages. Kahoot! is used in a multitude of settings, including K-12 and university classrooms, corporate offices, and more. "
target: Clever Inc.
Clever Inc. is a California-based company that is one of the most widely-used digital learning platforms by U.S. K-12 schools. Founded in 2012, Clever’s market-leading and open platform brings schools, teachers, students and application developers together.
price ($mm)
$435
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closed 4/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

BoxPhish Ltd, acquired Purplephish

synopsis: Boxphish, a Leeds-based leading cyber awareness and training company, has acquired competitor Purplephish. Headquartered in Manchester, Purplephish is a cybersecurity company that provides training and insights to over 100,000 end-users in over 50 mid-market and enterprise clients.
buyer: BoxPhish Ltd
Based in the UK, Boxphish is a leading player in the Cyber Awareness Market, delivering thousands of simulations and education journeys every month. The company provides a SaaS-based automated solution that covers phishing simulations, training resources and modules, reporting & analytics, and more."
target: Purplephish
Based in the UK, Purplephish empowers users to prevent cyber attacks via security awareness training and real-world phishing simulations. The company provides training and insights to over 100,000 end-users in over 50 mid-market and enterprise clients.
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Access Group, acquired CPL Learning

synopsis: CPL Learning, a employee education company that works closely with clients, has announced that it has been acquired by business management software provider The Access Group, with a portfolio, of solutions including ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, recruitment, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation, manufacturing, and more.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Access Group
Access is a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market. Their portfolio of solutions includes ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, recruitment, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation, manufacturing, and more. "
target: CPL Learning
CPL Learning, based in the United Kingdom, is a employee education company that works closely with clients, using collaborative and innovative methods to meet and exceed their learning and team engagement needs.
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announced 4/21/2021 via PR Newswire

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, will acquire Absorb Software

synopsis: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe will acquire Absorb Software, recognized globally as one of the fastest growing, industry-leading providers of cloud-based learning and performance management software to businesses, higher education, government, and non-profit agencies around the world.
buyer: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Founded in 1979, WCAS is a leading U.S. private equity firm focused on two target industries: technology and healthcare. WCAS has deep experience in acquiring founder-led businesses and corporate carve-outs. The firm has raised and managed funds totaling over $27 billion of committed capital. "
target parent: Silversmith Capital Partners
target: Absorb Software
Absorb Software is a learning technology company based in Canada. Absorb offers both Absorb Infuse, a Learning Experience Platform, and Absorb LMS, a Learning Management System for businesses, higher education, government, and non-profit agencies.
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closed 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Ramboll Group A/S, acquired Incept Sustainability

synopsis: Ramboll, a global engineering, architecture and consultancy company, has acquired Incept Sustainability, an e-learning and company analytics platform in Denamrk. Incept Sustainability is an interactive e-learning platform that allows all employees to educate themselves around sustainability.
buyer: Ramboll Group A/S
Ramboll is a global engineering, architecture and consultancy company. Their 16,000 experts create sustainable solutions across Buildings; Transport; Water; Environment & Health; Architecture, Landscape & Urbanism; Energy and Management Consulting. "
target: Incept Sustainability
Incept Sustainability is an e-learning and company analytics platform in Denamrk. Incept Sustainability is an interactive e-learning platform that allows all employees to educate themselves around sustainability. Their SaaS solution enables companies to incept sustainability in their organisation.
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closed 3/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Symphony Technology Group, acquired CommPartners

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group (STG), a leading Palo Alto-based private equity firm focused on investing in the software, data analytics and software-enabled technology services sectors, has acquired CommPartners, a Columbia, Maryland-based learning management system (LMS) and virtual events company primarily serving the association market.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is the private equity partner to market leading companies in data, software, and analytics. The firm brings expertise, flexibility, and resources to build strategic value and unlock the potential of innovative companies. "
target: CommPartners
CommPartners helps organizations conceive, develop and fulfill their education strategy. CommPartners provides a wide range of online education services including curriculum design, instructional design, webinars, webcasts, livestream programs and virtual conferences.
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closed 3/17/2021 via PR Web

Axonify, acquired mLevel

synopsis: Canada-based Axonify, a leader in frontline employee training, has acquired MLevel, a data-driven digital learning platform. The strategic combination will unite the two leaders and will bring to their collective customers the significant benefits of their complementary capabilities to drive the future of modern learning.
buyer: Axonify
Based in Canada, Axonify is a leader in frontline employee training. Axonify focuses on frontline training that delivers personalized, bite-sized bursts of learning right in the flow of work, for just a few minutes a day. "
target: mLevel
MLevel is a digital learning platform that allows enterprise clients to deliver a 360° learning experience. The MLevel platform is underpinned by adaptive learning technology and reinforced by the Three Pillars of Learning, enabling clients to ensure continuous learning and achieve content mastery.
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closed 3/4/2021 via PR Newswire

KnowBe4, acquired MediaPro

synopsis: KnowBe4, a provider of the leading security awareness platform, has acquired MediaPRO, a security and privacy training solutions company. The acquisition enables KnowBe4 to provide its customers with an abundance of engaging privacy and compliance training content that will benefit their organizations.
buyer: KnowBe4
KnowBe4, provider of the leading security awareness platform. KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud, and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. "
target parent: Frontier Growth
target: MediaPro
MediaPRO is a security and privacy training solutions company. The company offers engaging, flexible, out-of-the-box training courses that are used by organizations of all sizes to protect sensitive data, demonstrate compliance, and reduce the risk to their reputation and bottom line.
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$38 [$36]
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closed 2/8/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AssetWorks, acquired SoftChalk LLC

synopsis: Volaris Group has acquired SoftChalk LLC., a provider of educational content authoring software. The SoftChalk platform enables instructors to develop custom course materials and deliver interactive content to students. SoftChalk will be integrated into AssetWorks, a subsidiary of Volaris Group.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: AssetWorks
AssetWorks delivers industry-leading business solutions to help asset- and infrastructure-intensive organizations. Using the latest cloud and mobile computing technologies, their asset management solutions and domain expertise help organizations eliminate waste, redundancy, and inefficiency. "
target: SoftChalk LLC
SoftChalk is a provider of educational content authoring software. The SoftChalk platform enables instructors to develop custom course materials and deliver interactive content to students, including interactive games, self-assessment quiz questions, and annotated text.
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closed 1/15/2021 via Company Press Release

bigtincan, acquired VoiceVibes, Inc

synopsis: Bigtincan, the global leader in sales enablement automation, has acquired VoiceVibes Inc., one of the most advanced voice analytics engines in the market. The deal extends Bigtincan’s lead in AI-driven sales enablement to help sellers most effectively engage with buyers in the digital world.
buyer: bigtincan (ASX:BTH:$22.22)
Bigtincan helps sales and service teams increase win rates and customer satisfaction. The company’s AI-powered sales enablement automation platform features the industry’s premier user experience that empowers reps to more effectively engage with customers and encourages team-wide adoption. "
target: VoiceVibes, Inc
VoiceVibes is an AI-powered practice and coaching platform that helps people sound more natural and polished when they speak. myVoiceVibes, its cloud-based public speaking practice tool, enables effective communication while boosting the confidence of speakers.
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$2.00
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closed 12/9/2020 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Shadow Health

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and part of RELX, has acquired Shadow Health, a developer of virtual simulations in nursing and healthcare education. Shadow Health’s Digital Clinical Experiences train and prepare nurses and healthcare practitioners for clinical settings.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: Shadow Health
Shadow Health is an educational software developer of web-based Digital Clinical Experiences designed for nursing students and allied health education programs. Students engage with Digital Standardized Patients to perform assessments, practice documentation, and demonstrate critical thinking.
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closed 8/20/2020 via BusinessWire

MentorcliQ, acquired River Software

synopsis: MentorcliQ, the leader in employee mentoring software, announced the acquisition of River Software, an award-winning mentoring software for business. It gives people all of the controls they need to launch, manage, and measure their program.
buyer: MentorcliQ
MentorcliQ delivers the industry's leading employee mentoring software. MentorcliQ is proudly improving the workplace for over 2,000,000 employees in Fortune 500 companies and mid-sized businesses. "
target: River Software
River is award-winning mentoring software for business. It gives people all of the controls they need to launch, manage, and measure their program.
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closed 8/5/2020 via PR Web

TPC Training, acquired Simutech Multimedia Inc.

synopsis: TPC Training, the leader in workforce training, performance, and compliance solutions, has acquired Simutech Multimedia, a provider of simulation based training for maintenance and operations professionals. Simutech has helped over 500 global manufacturers and 200 schools train learners in a safe, simulated environment.
buyer parent: Frontenac Company LLC
buyer: TPC Training
TPC Training is the leader in maintenance, safety, and operator training, with complete solutions for a 21st century workforce to acquire, apply, and adapt essential technical and safety skills. They offer a variety of training methods, including online, live, operator training, and job simulations."
target: Simutech Multimedia Inc.
Simutech Multimedia is a Canadian provider of simulation based training solutions for maintenance and operations professionals. Simutech has helped over 500 global manufacturers train learners in a safe, simulated environment. Their software helps companies to increase safety and reduce downtime.
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closed 7/10/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Information Services Group, Inc., acquired Neuralify, LLC

synopsis: Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, has acquired Neuralify, a market leader in intelligent automation enablement solutions and services. Neuralify offers an industry-unique and scalable digital enablement platform to facilitate faster Robotic Process Automation adoption across the enterprise.
buyer: Information Services Group, Inc. (III:$264.68)
ISG (Information Services Group) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; managed governance and risk services; and more. "
target: Neuralify, LLC
Neuralify is a market leader in intelligent automation enablement solutions and services. Neuralify offers an industry-unique and scalable digital enablement platform to facilitate faster Robotic Process Automation (RPA) adoption across the enterprise.
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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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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)
$32
rev ($mm)
$16
EBITDA ($mm)
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2.0x
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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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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 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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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 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.
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$15
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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.
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$61
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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closed 9/3/2018 via BusinessWire

VitalSource Technologies LLC, acquired Acrobatiq

synopsis: Leading digital content provider VitalSource Technologies LLC has acquired the assets of learning and data analytics platform Acrobatiq, Inc. Acrobatiq's adaptive learning platform, content library, and professional services enable partners to create, deliver, and continuously improve outcomes-based learning experiences.
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: Acrobatiq
Acrobatiq is a learning optimization platform built from Carnegie Mellon University’s strengths in learning and data science. Their adaptive learning platform, content library, and professional services enable partners to create, deliver, and continuously improve outcomes-based learning experiences.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BusinessWire

ECS Learning Systems, Inc., acquired PrepWorks

synopsis: Asteria Education, Inc., DBA ECS Learning Systems, the leading Integrated Standards Prep™ company and developer of STAAR MASTER, announced the acquisition of Miami-based PREPWORKS, a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning.
buyer parent: Asteria Education, Inc.
buyer: ECS Learning Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®. From the beginning, their company mission has been to create quality, innovative K-12 resources that make teaching easier. "
target: PrepWorks
PREPWORKS is a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning. With a combination of intelligent software, courseware, and reporting, Prepworks is disrupting student achievement in secondary school and higher education to promote college and career readiness.
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closed 7/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired Renaissance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renaissance, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, announced that Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused global private equity firm, has acquired Renaissance from Hellman & Friedman, a leading private equity investment firm.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Since its launch, Francisco Partners has become one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance® is a leader in pre-K-12 learning analytics, enabling educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance's solutions facilitate the ability to analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students.
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closed 2/26/2018 via PR Newswire

Agile Group, acquired LightSail Education

synopsis: LightSail Education announced that it has been acquired by Agile Group, a technology firm focused on education platforms. LightSail's adaptive platform provides each student with a customized and dynamic library tailored to their individual reading level while providing educators with insightful data to guide their students to success.
buyer: Agile Group
Agile Group is a technology firm focused on education platforms. Agile Group invests in high quality Antares content for students and schools. "
target: LightSail Education
LightSail is the adaptive reading platform that helps students and school districts exceed their literacy goals. LightSail students get access to personalized libraries filled with thousands of engaging, just-right texts to choose from. LightSail teachers get data about student reading behavior.
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Dtcom
Dtcom
Founded in 2000, Dtcom is recognized as the best corporate knowledge company in the Brazilian market. The company integrates communication and education platforms, methodologies and differentiated content.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$3.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.32
EBIT ($mm)
$0.03
Net Income ($mm)
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: ATVE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ActiveCore Technologies,Inc.
ActiveCore Technologies,Inc.
ActiveCore Technologies, Inc., operates a group of subsidiaries and divisions in the U.S., and Canada that offer a Smart Enterprise Suite of products and services. Our products encompass web portals, enterprise middleware, mobile data access, data management and system migration applications.
year
2005
rev ($mm)
$7.42
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.81
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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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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Ticker: CRM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Salesforce.com, Inc.
Salesforce.com, Inc.
Salesforce.com, Inc., the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. Their Salesforce Service Cloud customer service app empowers enterprises to deliver amazing customer service experiences anywhere and on any device.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$22,350.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,476.00
EBIT ($mm)
$949.00
Net Income ($mm)
$4,442.00
Employees
56606
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Ticker: PEGA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pegasystems, Inc.
Pegasystems, Inc.
Pegasystems delivers business agility and empowers organizations to rapidly improve execution and seize new opportunities. Pegasystems is the recognized leader in business process management and is also ranked as a leader in customer relationship management software by leading industry analysts.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$995.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($119.27)
EBIT ($mm)
($139.34)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5155
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Ticker: XTRA:SOW
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Software AG
Software AG
Software AG offers the first end-to-end Digital Business Platform, based on open standards, with integration, process management, in-memory data, adaptive application development, real-time analytics and enterprise architecture management as core building blocks.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$993.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$299.05
EBIT ($mm)
$258.36
Net Income ($mm)
$170.76
Employees
4655
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Ticker: ECHO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Echo Global Logistics
Echo Global Logistics
Echo Global Logistics, based in Chicago, is a leading provider of technology-enabled transportation and supply chain management services. Echo maintains a proprietary web-based technology platform that compiles and analyzes data from over its network of over 24,000 transportation providers.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$757.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.67
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$12.32
Employees
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Ticker: ZEN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zendesk
Zendesk
Zendesk provides a customer service platform designed to bring organizations and their customers closer together. With more than 60,000 paid customer accounts, Zendesk’s products are used by organizations in 150 countries and territories to provide support in more than 40 languages.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$650.44
EBITDA ($mm)
($114.94)
EBIT ($mm)
($144.43)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Avalara
Avalara
Avalara helps businesses of all sizes get tax compliance right. Avalara delivers cloud-based compliance solutions for various transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, excise, communications, and other indirect tax types.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$500.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($38.84)
EBIT ($mm)
($59.07)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3351
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Ticker: MDLA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Medallia
Medallia
Medallia is the pioneer and market leader in Customer Experience Management. Medallia's award-winning SaaS platform, the Medallia Experience Cloud, leads the market in the understanding and management of experience for customers, employees and citizens.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$495.90
EBITDA ($mm)
($106.50)
EBIT ($mm)
($131.12)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2037
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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)
$171.77
EBITDA ($mm)
$16.58
EBIT ($mm)
($8.70)
Net Income ($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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