Like LectureTools Inc.

closed 11/7/2012 via Market Wire

Echo360, acquired LectureTools Inc.

synopsis: Echo360 announced that it has acquired LectureTools, Inc., a learning technology company that enables professors to make their teaching more interactive. LectureTools provides professors with a solution that enhances lectures with digital content, provides feedback from students, measures learning and facilitates online collaboration.
buyer: Echo360
Echo360 is the global leader in providing the platform to capture, host, and deliver classroom lecture and supplemental materials to higher-education institutions. Echo360 facilitates better instruction, results in greater efficiencies, and enriches learning experiences. "
target: LectureTools Inc.
LectureTools, Inc. provides instructors and students with robust, pedagogically sound and easy-to-use software solutions. They seek to improve the overall classroom learning experience. Their team is made up of educators, technologists, researchers, programmers, and designers.
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closed 2/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Chalkup

synopsis: Microsoft is acquiring the Chalkup classroom collaboration platform and hiring its founder to work on Microsoft's Teams product. Chalkup is a class collaboration platform that connects classes to simplify the process of learning for students.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$159,969.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Chalkup
Chalkup is a classroom collaboration platform used by educators from 1 in 3 universities and 1 in 5 US high schools. It's a space for academic chat/messaging, resource sharing, assignments, and grading – all in one.
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closed 6/11/2021 via Company Press Release

Modern Campus, acquired Digarc

synopsis: Canada-based Modern Campus has acquired DIGARC, the leading provider of academic catalog and curriculum management, class and student scheduling, and student pathfinder software for higher education. The acquisition enables Modern Campus to revolutionize learner engagement with massively personalized digital experiences.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Modern Campus
Based in Canada, Modern Campus, the innovator driving Omni CMS and Destiny One, empowers higher education institutions to thrive when radical change is required to successfully respond to lower student enrollments and revenue, rising costs, crushing student debt, and school closures. "
target parent: Serent Capital
target: Digarc
DIGARC is a leading provider of higher education software technology and services. DIGARC's portfolio offers curriculum management, student scheduling, administrative schedule planning, and student academic pathway exploration, enabling engagement between educators, administrators, and students.
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closed 5/3/2017 via PR Web

eCampus.com Inc., acquired Rafter, Inc.

synopsis: eCampus.com, an industry-leading online retailer of textbooks and digital materials, has announced that it has completed the transaction to acquire the digital assets of Rafter, a course materials management company.
buyer: eCampus.com Inc.
eCampus.com, is the internet’s premier source of new, used and electronic textbooks, textbook rentals, affiliate and virtual bookstore fulfillment programs and book buyback services. "
target: Rafter, Inc.
The acquisition includes the digital assets of Rafter, including the textbooks-in-tuition solution, Rafter360. Rafter is an established course materials management technology company.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Study Group UK Ltd., acquired Insendi Limited

synopsis: Leading international education provider Study Group has acquired London-based Insendi, a learning experience platform developer that helps institutions implement new models of high impact, transformational online education.
buyer: Study Group UK Ltd.
Study Group is the leading provider of international education. Study Group works with leading universities across the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. They prepare students for success at their chosen university through on-campus International Study Centres. "
target: Insendi Limited
UK-based Insendi provides a learning experience platform and expertise in course development, staff training and consultancy to its university partners. Their platform is specifically designed to enable Business Schools to deliver premium online and blended learning programmes.
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closed 7/29/2014 via PR Newswire

Wikispaces, acquired Blendspace

synopsis: TES Global - the largest network of teachers in the world with over 5.9 million registered teachers - has acquired Blendspace, a San Francisco-based company providing web-based tools that enable teachers to create digital, self-paced lessons for their classrooms and students. The Blendspace business and team will become part of Wikispaces.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Wikispaces
Wikispaces focuses on creating effective but easy-to-use tools that empower teachers so they can spend their time helping students. Their flagship product, Wikispaces Classroom, provides a free social writing platform where teachers and students can communicate and collaborate on projects. "
target: Blendspace
Teachers use Blendspace to create digital lessons that are tailored to students' needs. Through an intuitive drag-and-drop interface and partnerships with educational content providers, teachers can create lessons in 5 minutes that engage students via web content.
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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 4/16/2013 via Market Wire

Echo360, acquired ThinkBinder

synopsis: Echo360, the market leading active and distance learning solution, announced the acquisition of ThinkBinder, a social collaboration tool that enables crowdsourced learning and online study groups. Echo360 sttudents will be able to share their notes and ideas with their peers, improving the learning experience with knowledge from fellow students.
buyer: Echo360
Echo360 is the global leader in providing the platform to capture, host, and deliver classroom lecture and supplemental materials to higher-education institutions. Echo360 facilitates better instruction, results in greater efficiencies, and enriches learning experiences. "
target: ThinkBinder
ThinkBinder allows educators to take advantage of today's social media environment to improve the learning experience. Students and instructors form invite-only online study groups for courses and collaborate through tools like discussion feeds, group whiteboards, file sharing and text/video chat.
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closed 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Learners Edge, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: L Squared Capital Partners is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Learners Edge, has acquired the Teaching Channel, a subscription-based software platform where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to improve student learning.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Learners Edge
Learners Edge has been committed to helping teachers reach the highest level of success in their classrooms and their careers since 2002. Learners Edge offers over 120 self-paced, continuing education courses for teachers across the country and around the world. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has over one million registered users and is known nationally for its more than 1,350 best-in-class videos of teachers in action. Teaching Channel Plus, an online K-12 professional development platform, is used by school districts nationwide.
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closed 7/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Weld North LLC, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: Teaching Channel, a California non-profit organization and the premier video-based online professional learning company, announced that its operations and assets have been acquired by its management team and employees, completing its transition to a for-profit company. Investors included Weld North and members of the management team.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses. In partnership with KKR, a global alternative asset manager, Weld North makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry. "
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has more than 1,300 best-in-class videos of teachers in action, one million registered users, and a SAAS-based professional development platform that is used by K-12 school districts nationwide.
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closed 4/22/2020 via Company Press Release

VITEC Software Group, acquired LJ System

synopsis: Vitec Software Group AB is strengthening its Nordic position in Vertical Market Software through the acquisition of the Swedish software company LJ System AB. The software company LJ System has its headquarters in Lund, Sweden, and offers products for church-related administration services and preschools.
buyer: VITEC Software Group (OM:VIT B:$183.04)
Vitec is market leader for Vertical Market Software in the Nordic region. They develop and deliver standard niche software. Vitec grows through acquisitions of well-managed and well-established software companies. Their employees are based in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. "
target: LJ System
The software company LJ System has its headquarters in Lund, Sweden, and offers products for church-related administration services and preschools. The product Fas Församlingsadministration is a module-based enterprise-management system that is used by about 300 parishes.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mentoring Minds, acquired SchoolSpire, Inc.

synopsis: SchoolSpire, a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system, has been acquired by Mentoring Minds, a provider of critical thinking resources and teaching materials for K-12 educators. Founded in 1999, SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results.
buyer: Mentoring Minds
Mentoring Minds is on a mission to put critical thinking at the center of K-12 education. Founded by teachers, Mentoring Minds provides print and digital resources that empower educators to infuse critical thinking skills into standards-based instruction. "
target: SchoolSpire, Inc.
SchoolSpire is a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system. SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools used by school leaders to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results for reporting purposes. The company also offers a bank of question items.
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closed 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

ManageBac, acquired Rubicon International

synopsis: Faria Education Group Limited through its wholly owned subsidiary ManageBac, has acquired Rubicon, the provider of Atlas curriculum management. Atlas curriculum management is the leading curriculum management platform for k12 schools across the globe.
buyer parent: Faria Education Group
buyer: ManageBac
ManageBac provides a Curriculum First Learning Platform for the world's leading international schools that was first founded to transition schools off paper. They deliver efficient affordable software with long-term, great service. "
target parent: Quad Partners
target: Rubicon International
Rubicon is the creator of Atlas curriculum management which is the leading curriculum management platform for k12 schools across the globe. They offer educator-led professional development workshops and summits as well as curriculum audits and on-site trainings.
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closed 7/12/2018 via PR Newswire

Follett Software Company, acquired Fishtree

synopsis: Follett announced that it has acquired Fishtree, a leading adaptive learning platform that streamlines both the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in school classrooms.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: 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. "
target: Fishtree
Fishtree is an adaptive learning platform that streamlines the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in classrooms. The platform brings together district-wide resources for every subject, aligns them to any standard and personalizes the experience for each student.
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closed 4/20/2018 via PR Web

Harris School Solutions, acquired OnHand Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Harris School Solutions (HSS), a provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, has acquired OnHand Schools (OHS), an EdTech software company that delivers solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. OHS's EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, and more.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: OnHand Schools, Inc.
OnHand Schools (OHS) is an education technology company that delivers transformational solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. Their EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, lesson planner, and RTI/MTSS features.
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closed 5/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Turning Technologies, LLC, acquired Knowbly Learning Systems

synopsis: Turning Technologies has acquired Knowbly, an eLearning company known for its easy-to-use, interactive authoring tool. With the acquisition of Knowbly, Turning is now in an ideal position to expand and accelerate their flagship TurningPoint product to new and existing clients.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies offers the only in-class and online interactive learning solution to drive the full learning experience with measurable outcomes. Its TurningPoint product is a comprehensive audience participation platform that provides live polling and interactive homework capabilities. "
target: Knowbly Learning Systems
Knowbly is a cloud-based rapid authoring tool for creating digital courses and quizzes. It includes asset management, a unique interactive video widget, and the ability for users to customize content and themes.
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announced 2/3/2014 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, will acquire Engrade

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education has agreed to acquire Engrade. Engrade unifies the data, curriculum, and tools teachers, schools leaders, and administrators use every day by integrating all of a district's software and systems, including third-party applications and open education resources, into one fully secure and easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. "
target: Engrade
Engrade unifies the data, curriculum, and tools teachers, schools leaders, and administrators use every day by integrating all of a district's software and systems, including third-party applications and open education resources, into one fully secure and easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.
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closed 9/23/2020 via PR Newswire

Education Advanced, Inc., acquired BuildYourOwnCurriculum

synopsis: Education Advanced, Inc., creators of TestHound and Cardonex, acquired Wisconsin-based School Software Group, creators of BuildYourOwnCurriculum (BYOC). BYOC is a curriculum and learning management system technology connecting learning objectives to a continuous cycle of curriculum development for K-12.
buyer: Education Advanced, Inc.
Education Advanced is a privately held K-12 EdTech SaaS company providing operations tools to enable educators to be more efficient, allowing them to dedicate more of their valuable time and resources to exceeding student needs. EAI's product offering includes TestHound, Cardonex, and BYOC. "
target: BuildYourOwnCurriculum
Wisconsin-based School Software Group are the creators of BuildYourOwnCurriculum (BYOC). BYOC is a curriculum and learning management system technology connecting learning objectives to a continuous cycle of curriculum development, delivery, assessment, and refinement across K-12 districts.
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announced 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Renaissance Learning, Inc., will acquire Nearpod

synopsis: Renaissance Holding Corp., a group that develops education technology, will acquire Nearpod, the Miami-based edtech company. Nearpod offers an edtech platform that K-12 teachers use in the classroom to create interactive slides filled with videos, quizzes, questions, and other activities.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts. Resistance provides educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. "
target: Nearpod
Nearpod offers an interactive, instructional platform that merges formative assessment and dynamic media for live and self-paced learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Nearpod platform engages students with activities such as Virtual Reality, PhET simulations, and Desmos.
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closed 11/7/2012 via Market Wire

Echo360, acquired LectureTools Inc.

synopsis: Echo360 announced that it has acquired LectureTools, Inc., a learning technology company that enables professors to make their teaching more interactive. LectureTools provides professors with a solution that enhances lectures with digital content, provides feedback from students, measures learning and facilitates online collaboration.
buyer: Echo360
Echo360 is the global leader in providing the platform to capture, host, and deliver classroom lecture and supplemental materials to higher-education institutions. Echo360 facilitates better instruction, results in greater efficiencies, and enriches learning experiences. "
target: LectureTools Inc.
LectureTools, Inc. provides instructors and students with robust, pedagogically sound and easy-to-use software solutions. They seek to improve the overall classroom learning experience. Their team is made up of educators, technologists, researchers, programmers, and designers.
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closed 11/16/2016 via Market Wire

Echo360, acquired Astute Technology

synopsis: Echo360 announced the acquisition of online learning company Astute Technology, whose testing and certification platform allows organizations and institutions to evaluate user comprehension of video content and generate cloud-based certificates as users master new skills and competencies.
buyer: Echo360
Echo360 is the global leader in providing the platform to capture, host, and deliver classroom lecture and supplemental materials to higher-education institutions. Echo360 facilitates better instruction, results in greater efficiencies, and enriches learning experiences. "
target: Astute Technology
Astute Technology, Inc. provides e-learning tools and virtual meetings. Its products include Conference.CAST, a tool for recording audio and video from meetings, trainings, conferences, lectures or symposia and transform that content into media that can be distrubuted through the Web.
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closed 4/16/2013 via Market Wire

Echo360, acquired ThinkBinder

synopsis: Echo360, the market leading active and distance learning solution, announced the acquisition of ThinkBinder, a social collaboration tool that enables crowdsourced learning and online study groups. Echo360 sttudents will be able to share their notes and ideas with their peers, improving the learning experience with knowledge from fellow students.
buyer: Echo360
Echo360 is the global leader in providing the platform to capture, host, and deliver classroom lecture and supplemental materials to higher-education institutions. Echo360 facilitates better instruction, results in greater efficiencies, and enriches learning experiences. "
target: ThinkBinder
ThinkBinder allows educators to take advantage of today's social media environment to improve the learning experience. Students and instructors form invite-only online study groups for courses and collaborate through tools like discussion feeds, group whiteboards, file sharing and text/video chat.
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closed 11/7/2012 via Market Wire

Echo360, acquired LectureTools Inc.

synopsis: Echo360 announced that it has acquired LectureTools, Inc., a learning technology company that enables professors to make their teaching more interactive. LectureTools provides professors with a solution that enhances lectures with digital content, provides feedback from students, measures learning and facilitates online collaboration.
buyer: Echo360
Echo360 is the global leader in providing the platform to capture, host, and deliver classroom lecture and supplemental materials to higher-education institutions. Echo360 facilitates better instruction, results in greater efficiencies, and enriches learning experiences. "
target: LectureTools Inc.
LectureTools, Inc. provides instructors and students with robust, pedagogically sound and easy-to-use software solutions. They seek to improve the overall classroom learning experience. Their team is made up of educators, technologists, researchers, programmers, and designers.
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closed 11/7/2012 via Market Wire

Echo360, acquired LectureTools Inc.

synopsis: Echo360 announced that it has acquired LectureTools, Inc., a learning technology company that enables professors to make their teaching more interactive. LectureTools provides professors with a solution that enhances lectures with digital content, provides feedback from students, measures learning and facilitates online collaboration.
buyer: Echo360
Echo360 is the global leader in providing the platform to capture, host, and deliver classroom lecture and supplemental materials to higher-education institutions. Echo360 facilitates better instruction, results in greater efficiencies, and enriches learning experiences. "
target: LectureTools Inc.
LectureTools, Inc. provides instructors and students with robust, pedagogically sound and easy-to-use software solutions. They seek to improve the overall classroom learning experience. Their team is made up of educators, technologists, researchers, programmers, and designers.
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closed 2/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Chalkup

synopsis: Microsoft is acquiring the Chalkup classroom collaboration platform and hiring its founder to work on Microsoft's Teams product. Chalkup is a class collaboration platform that connects classes to simplify the process of learning for students.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$159,969.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Chalkup
Chalkup is a classroom collaboration platform used by educators from 1 in 3 universities and 1 in 5 US high schools. It's a space for academic chat/messaging, resource sharing, assignments, and grading – all in one.
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closed 7/29/2014 via PR Newswire

Wikispaces, acquired Blendspace

synopsis: TES Global - the largest network of teachers in the world with over 5.9 million registered teachers - has acquired Blendspace, a San Francisco-based company providing web-based tools that enable teachers to create digital, self-paced lessons for their classrooms and students. The Blendspace business and team will become part of Wikispaces.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Wikispaces
Wikispaces focuses on creating effective but easy-to-use tools that empower teachers so they can spend their time helping students. Their flagship product, Wikispaces Classroom, provides a free social writing platform where teachers and students can communicate and collaborate on projects. "
target: Blendspace
Teachers use Blendspace to create digital lessons that are tailored to students' needs. Through an intuitive drag-and-drop interface and partnerships with educational content providers, teachers can create lessons in 5 minutes that engage students via web content.
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closed 6/11/2021 via Company Press Release

Modern Campus, acquired Digarc

synopsis: Canada-based Modern Campus has acquired DIGARC, the leading provider of academic catalog and curriculum management, class and student scheduling, and student pathfinder software for higher education. The acquisition enables Modern Campus to revolutionize learner engagement with massively personalized digital experiences.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Modern Campus
Based in Canada, Modern Campus, the innovator driving Omni CMS and Destiny One, empowers higher education institutions to thrive when radical change is required to successfully respond to lower student enrollments and revenue, rising costs, crushing student debt, and school closures. "
target parent: Serent Capital
target: Digarc
DIGARC is a leading provider of higher education software technology and services. DIGARC's portfolio offers curriculum management, student scheduling, administrative schedule planning, and student academic pathway exploration, enabling engagement between educators, administrators, and students.
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closed 5/3/2017 via PR Web

eCampus.com Inc., acquired Rafter, Inc.

synopsis: eCampus.com, an industry-leading online retailer of textbooks and digital materials, has announced that it has completed the transaction to acquire the digital assets of Rafter, a course materials management company.
buyer: eCampus.com Inc.
eCampus.com, is the internet’s premier source of new, used and electronic textbooks, textbook rentals, affiliate and virtual bookstore fulfillment programs and book buyback services. "
target: Rafter, Inc.
The acquisition includes the digital assets of Rafter, including the textbooks-in-tuition solution, Rafter360. Rafter is an established course materials management technology company.
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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 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Study Group UK Ltd., acquired Insendi Limited

synopsis: Leading international education provider Study Group has acquired London-based Insendi, a learning experience platform developer that helps institutions implement new models of high impact, transformational online education.
buyer: Study Group UK Ltd.
Study Group is the leading provider of international education. Study Group works with leading universities across the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. They prepare students for success at their chosen university through on-campus International Study Centres. "
target: Insendi Limited
UK-based Insendi provides a learning experience platform and expertise in course development, staff training and consultancy to its university partners. Their platform is specifically designed to enable Business Schools to deliver premium online and blended learning programmes.
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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 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Learners Edge, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: L Squared Capital Partners is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Learners Edge, has acquired the Teaching Channel, a subscription-based software platform where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to improve student learning.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Learners Edge
Learners Edge has been committed to helping teachers reach the highest level of success in their classrooms and their careers since 2002. Learners Edge offers over 120 self-paced, continuing education courses for teachers across the country and around the world. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has over one million registered users and is known nationally for its more than 1,350 best-in-class videos of teachers in action. Teaching Channel Plus, an online K-12 professional development platform, is used by school districts nationwide.
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closed 7/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Weld North LLC, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: Teaching Channel, a California non-profit organization and the premier video-based online professional learning company, announced that its operations and assets have been acquired by its management team and employees, completing its transition to a for-profit company. Investors included Weld North and members of the management team.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses. In partnership with KKR, a global alternative asset manager, Weld North makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry. "
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has more than 1,300 best-in-class videos of teachers in action, one million registered users, and a SAAS-based professional development platform that is used by K-12 school districts nationwide.
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announced 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Renaissance Learning, Inc., will acquire Nearpod

synopsis: Renaissance Holding Corp., a group that develops education technology, will acquire Nearpod, the Miami-based edtech company. Nearpod offers an edtech platform that K-12 teachers use in the classroom to create interactive slides filled with videos, quizzes, questions, and other activities.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts. Resistance provides educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. "
target: Nearpod
Nearpod offers an interactive, instructional platform that merges formative assessment and dynamic media for live and self-paced learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Nearpod platform engages students with activities such as Virtual Reality, PhET simulations, and Desmos.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mentoring Minds, acquired SchoolSpire, Inc.

synopsis: SchoolSpire, a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system, has been acquired by Mentoring Minds, a provider of critical thinking resources and teaching materials for K-12 educators. Founded in 1999, SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results.
buyer: Mentoring Minds
Mentoring Minds is on a mission to put critical thinking at the center of K-12 education. Founded by teachers, Mentoring Minds provides print and digital resources that empower educators to infuse critical thinking skills into standards-based instruction. "
target: SchoolSpire, Inc.
SchoolSpire is a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system. SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools used by school leaders to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results for reporting purposes. The company also offers a bank of question items.
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closed 7/12/2018 via PR Newswire

Follett Software Company, acquired Fishtree

synopsis: Follett announced that it has acquired Fishtree, a leading adaptive learning platform that streamlines both the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in school classrooms.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: 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. "
target: Fishtree
Fishtree is an adaptive learning platform that streamlines the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in classrooms. The platform brings together district-wide resources for every subject, aligns them to any standard and personalizes the experience for each student.
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closed 5/4/2017 via PR Web

Epiphany Learning, acquired My Learning Collaborative Solution

synopsis: Leading edtech company Epiphany Learning™ announced the acquisition of groundbreaking K-12 competency-based education platform My Learning Collaborative Solution (myLC). Competency-based education platform myLC provides districts a customized framework to support personalized, interdisciplinary and competency-based learning.
buyer: Epiphany Learning
Epiphany Learning is a Learning Relationship Management Platform dedicated to making personalized learning a reality in classrooms throughout the world. It is a K-12, student-centric personalized learning platform that creates learner profiles, develops personalized learning plans, & more. "
target: My Learning Collaborative Solution
Competency-based education platform myLC provides districts a customized framework to support personalized, interdisciplinary & competency-based learning based on the district’s unique pedagogy. myLC allows classroom teachers to continuously group & regroup students & competencies based on progress.
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announced 2/3/2014 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, will acquire Engrade

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education has agreed to acquire Engrade. Engrade unifies the data, curriculum, and tools teachers, schools leaders, and administrators use every day by integrating all of a district's software and systems, including third-party applications and open education resources, into one fully secure and easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. "
target: Engrade
Engrade unifies the data, curriculum, and tools teachers, schools leaders, and administrators use every day by integrating all of a district's software and systems, including third-party applications and open education resources, into one fully secure and easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.
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closed 5/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Turning Technologies, LLC, acquired Knowbly Learning Systems

synopsis: Turning Technologies has acquired Knowbly, an eLearning company known for its easy-to-use, interactive authoring tool. With the acquisition of Knowbly, Turning is now in an ideal position to expand and accelerate their flagship TurningPoint product to new and existing clients.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies offers the only in-class and online interactive learning solution to drive the full learning experience with measurable outcomes. Its TurningPoint product is a comprehensive audience participation platform that provides live polling and interactive homework capabilities. "
target: Knowbly Learning Systems
Knowbly is a cloud-based rapid authoring tool for creating digital courses and quizzes. It includes asset management, a unique interactive video widget, and the ability for users to customize content and themes.
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closed 5/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Tennessee Book Company LLC, acquired Thrivist

synopsis: Tennessee Book Company, an Ingram Content Group company, has acquired assets of Thrivist, a teaching and learning platform to create a single, dynamic way for teachers to access both digital and print content for their classrooms. Thrivist's learning management system empowers educators with reliable instructional data to drive student engagement.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: Tennessee Book Company LLC
Since 1935 Tennessee Book company has been serving as the state’s depository for all approved educational materials. Their primary purpose as a textbook depository is to provide Tennessee schools with a central source of supply at the lowest costs and with the fastest service possible. "
target: Thrivist
Thrivist builds software that helps schools and districts make better decisions based on data. They provide a next generation K-12 learning management system that empowers educators with reliable instructional data to drive student engagement and support personalized learning.
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closed 6/30/2017 via Company Press Release

IST, Inc., acquired RDT Ramcke DatenTechnik GmbH

synopsis: IST has acquired the German edtech company RDT, Ramcke Datentechnik GmbH. RDT develops modern software solutions for schools with a focus on school administration, educational learning environments and IT security.
buyer: IST, Inc.
IST is the leading Nordic supplier of IT solutions for schools and childcare and has worked in close collaboration with schools for over 30 years. The objective is to improve the workday and activities for teachers, students & parents with the help of smarter IT solutions & value-creating services. "
target: RDT Ramcke DatenTechnik GmbH
Since 1987, RDT has developed modern software solutions for schools with a focus on school administration, educational learning environments and IT security. The company has 39 employees with offices in Neritz and Schmalkalden, Germany.
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closed 4/16/2013 via Market Wire

Echo360, acquired ThinkBinder

synopsis: Echo360, the market leading active and distance learning solution, announced the acquisition of ThinkBinder, a social collaboration tool that enables crowdsourced learning and online study groups. Echo360 sttudents will be able to share their notes and ideas with their peers, improving the learning experience with knowledge from fellow students.
buyer: Echo360
Echo360 is the global leader in providing the platform to capture, host, and deliver classroom lecture and supplemental materials to higher-education institutions. Echo360 facilitates better instruction, results in greater efficiencies, and enriches learning experiences. "
target: ThinkBinder
ThinkBinder allows educators to take advantage of today's social media environment to improve the learning experience. Students and instructors form invite-only online study groups for courses and collaborate through tools like discussion feeds, group whiteboards, file sharing and text/video chat.
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closed 9/23/2020 via PR Newswire

Education Advanced, Inc., acquired BuildYourOwnCurriculum

synopsis: Education Advanced, Inc., creators of TestHound and Cardonex, acquired Wisconsin-based School Software Group, creators of BuildYourOwnCurriculum (BYOC). BYOC is a curriculum and learning management system technology connecting learning objectives to a continuous cycle of curriculum development for K-12.
buyer: Education Advanced, Inc.
Education Advanced is a privately held K-12 EdTech SaaS company providing operations tools to enable educators to be more efficient, allowing them to dedicate more of their valuable time and resources to exceeding student needs. EAI's product offering includes TestHound, Cardonex, and BYOC. "
target: BuildYourOwnCurriculum
Wisconsin-based School Software Group are the creators of BuildYourOwnCurriculum (BYOC). BYOC is a curriculum and learning management system technology connecting learning objectives to a continuous cycle of curriculum development, delivery, assessment, and refinement across K-12 districts.
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