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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 4/27/2022 via PR Newswire

Fluxon, acquired Pluto Video

synopsis: Fluxon, a global product development firm, has acquired Pluto, a virtual events platform where people can hang out and collaborate in the metaverse, in 3D worlds such as the Maldives, Burning Man, or Admont Abbey in Austria. This acquisition adds to the company's growing portfolio of productivity and collaboration tools.
buyer: Fluxon
Fluxon is an agile product development company founded by a team of leaders from Google and other top tech companies. Fluxon offers full-cycle product development to deliver ideas to launch, with teams across engineering, product management and design. "
target: Pluto Video
Pluto is the most interactive virtual events platform. With Pluto, companies can host events where attendees socialize, meet new people and connect with colleagues. Pluto balances realism with playful fantasy worlds that include customization features, fun mazes and Easter egg hunts.
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closed 3/17/2022 via PR Newswire

Torpago, Inc., acquired Wishlife Technologies

synopsis: FinTech spend management platform Torpago has acquired Wishlife, a technology company that specializes in innovative and secure video communications and content management software.
buyer: Torpago, Inc.
Torpago is a FinTech spend management platform on a mission to disrupt traditional corporate credit cards and modernize spend management for businesses of all sizes. Torpago empowers companies with simple and easy solutions that grant more extensive control and transparency of company spend. "
target: Wishlife Technologies
Wishlife Technologies partners with companies to optimize performance and remedy pain points with secure, scalable video communication and advanced content management. Wishlife complements quantitative transactional relationships with easy to use qualitative software tools that humanize enterprise.
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closed 12/22/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Xyresic Capital, acquired Tele-Town Hall, LLC

synopsis: Xyresic, a private equity firm, has acquired Tele-Town Hall, the first large-scale, personal communication tool with the power to help organizations easily interact with thousands— even millions —in minutes through a town hall-style meeting conducted via the telephone and web.
buyer: Xyresic Capital
Xyresic, based in Chicago, IL, is a private equity firm specializing in developing strategic value creation plans with a strong operational focus to professionalize lower middle market businesses and drive growth. "
target: Tele-Town Hall, LLC
Tele-Town Hall is the first large-scale, personal communication tool with the power to help organizations easily interact with thousands— even millions —in minutes through a town hall-style meeting conducted via the telephone and web.
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closed 11/24/2021 via BusinessWire

BCM One, Inc., acquired CoreDial

synopsis: BCM One has acquired CoreDial, a provider of leading white label cloud-based UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service) services. The acquisition of CoreDial gives BCM One a significant footprint in the UCaaS space and allows it to serve customers with a variety of leading products.
buyer parent: Thompson Street Capital Partners
buyer: BCM One, Inc.
BCM One is a managed technology solutions provider offering next generation voice and managed network services. BCM One offers a variety of solutions supporting businesses' critical network infrastructure, including Unified communications as a Service, SDWAN, cloud, SIP Trunking, and more. "
target: CoreDial
CoreDial is a leading provider of high quality and scalable cloud communications, video collaboration and contact center solutions. The company’s solutions are quickly and easily auto-provisioned through its CoreNexa platform, which seamlessly integrates with other essential business applications.
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closed 11/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Pexip AS, acquired Skedify NV

synopsis: Pexip, a leading enterprise video communication platform provider, announced the acquisition of Skedify, a Belgium based Software-as-a-Service customer engagement solution. The addition of the Skedify customer engagement platform to the Pexip portfolio enables Pexip to provide an end-to-end solution to meet the needs of customers in key verticals.
buyer: Pexip AS (OB:PEXIP:$88.71)
Pexip is a video communication platform that empowers and connects people across borders, business and technologies. Their scalable platform enables high-quality video meetings, with enterprise-grade security, and is easily adapted to fit customers’ IT requirements and existing infrastructure. "
target: Skedify NV
Skedify is a Belgium based Software-as-a-Service customer engagement solution for enterprises in Financial services, HR & Recruitment, Public services and High-Involvement Retail with extensive customer facing interactions that want to offer an end-to-end scheduling and meeting experience
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announced 5/10/2021 via Company Press Release

Secunet Security Networks AG, will acquire stashcat

synopsis: secunet Security Networks AG, Germany’s leading cybersecurity company, will acquire stashcat GmbH, the market leader for high-security messaging in Germany. stashcat provides a secure solution that covers a company's need for confidential communication. Their platform provides solutions for messaging, file storage, voice and video calls and more.
buyer: Secunet Security Networks AG (XTRA:YSN:$337.62)
secunet is one of the leading German providers of high-quality IT security. Over 380 experts work in the areas of cryptography, e-government, business security and automotive security, and develop innovative products in these fields in addition to highly secure and reliable solutions. "
target: stashcat
stashcat is the market leader for high-security messaging in Germany. stashcat provides a secure solution that covers a company's need for confidential communication and data exchange. Their platform provides solutions for messaging, file storage, voice and video calls, push notifications and more.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

MessageBird, acquired 24sessions

synopsis: MessageBird, the Dutch omnichannel cloud communications platform, has acquired 24sessions, a video-first customer engagement platform in the Netherlands. 24sessions enables businesses to host secure video calls on their site and allows their customers to book or start an instant video call.
buyer: MessageBird
Amsterdam-based MessageBird connects companies to their customers on billions of devices through versatile and reliable communication APIs. MessageBird's SMS, Chat, and Voice APIs revolutionize company-customer interactions by making contact easier, more efficient, and more accessible. "
target: 24sessions
24sessions is a video-first customer engagement platform in the Netherlands. 24sessions helps businesses to personally connect with their customers via video. Their platform enables businesses to host secure video calls on their site and allows their customers to book or start an instant video call.
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announced 3/31/2021 via BNC Analysis

Stone River eLearning LLC, will acquire Hibox.co

synopsis: Joincube, Inc., a developer of multiple B2B SaaS products including Beamer, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to sell Hibox, team communication and collaboration platform, to Stone River eLearning LLC. Hibox was the first SaaS platform to combine chat, task management, file sharing and videoconferencing in one.
buyer: Stone River eLearning LLC
Stone River eLearning was founded in 2011, and since then they have taught over 1,000,000 students through their website and reseller partners. Stone River eLearning's focus is on developing high quality video training in all areas of the technology field. "
target parent: Beamer
target: Hibox.co
Hibox was built by the team at Joincube, Inc. in 2015 to give companies a better way to communicate and collaborate online. Hibox was the first SaaS platform to combine chat, task management, file sharing and videoconferencing in one.
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closed 3/10/2021 via BNC Analysis

Clickindia, acquired directly.live

synopsis: ClickIndia, a free classifieds website in India, has acquired directly.live, a SaaS-based meeting booking tool in India. directly.live allows users to create paid or free meetings and connect with their customers through one-on-one video calls.
buyer: Clickindia
ClickIndia is a free classifieds website in India. ClickIndia aims to make life simpler for its users by enabling them to easily buy or sell products and services. The platform allows users to search for vehicles, electronics, clothing, jobs, houses, and more. "
target: directly.live
directly.live is a SaaS-based meeting booking tool in India. directly.live allows users to create meetings and connect with their customers through one-on-one video calls. The platform enables educators, freelancers, influencers, and more to securely talk with their clients across the globe.
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closed 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired SPACES INC.

synopsis: Apple has acquired another startup, Spaces, which has a team specialized in virtual reality technologies (VR). Spaces was created in 2016 by DreamWorks Animation veterans, and the startup has been developing VR products since then, including a Zoom add-on that allows users to hold VR video conferencing using animated avatars.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$378,323.00)
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices. "
target: SPACES INC.
Spaces was created in 2016 by DreamWorks Animation veterans, and the startup has been developing VR products since then, including a Zoom add-on that allowed users to hold virtual reality video conferencing using animated avatars.
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closed 5/15/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Verizon Communications, acquired Blue Jeans Network

synopsis: Verizon Business has completed the acquisition of BlueJeans Network, a trusted enterprise-grade video conferencing and event platform. BlueJeans is regularly cited as one of the market-leading video conference and collaboration tools, including cloud-based meetings and large, interactive events that are simple, scalable and secure.
buyer: Verizon Communications (VZ:$129,549.00)
Verizon Communications is a broadband and telecommunications company that operates 4G LTE and 3G networks as well as provides information and entertainment services. The company serves customers by delivering broadband and other wireline and wireless communication innovations. "
target: Blue Jeans Network
BlueJeans Network is a trusted enterprise-grade video conferencing and event platform. BlueJeans is regularly cited as one of the market-leading video conference and collaboration tools, including cloud-based meetings and large, interactive events that are simple, scalable and secure.
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closed 5/15/2019 via PR Newswire

Enghouse Systems Limited, acquired Vidyo, Inc.

synopsis: Enghouse Systems Limited, a Canada-based global provider of enterprise software solutions, has acquired Vidyo, Inc. a provider of enterprise-class video software solutions that support visual communications across diverse end-points, networks of varying bandwidth and geographically dispersed locations.
buyer: Enghouse Systems Limited (TSX:ENGH:$362.86)
Enghouse Systems Limited is a Canada-based global provider of enterprise software solutions serving a variety of vertical markets. Its strategy is to build a larger and more diverse enterprise software company through strategic acquisitions and managed growth within its business segments. "
target: Vidyo, Inc.
Vidyo enriches people's lives by embedding real-time video into digital communications. Its secure, scalable technology and cloud-based platform integrates with virtually any application environment, network, and device to deliver the highest quality experiences.
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$40
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closed 11/15/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Subscribe Technologies Inc., acquired WebinarIgnition

synopsis: Subscribe Technologies Inc., a company that develops, partners with, acquires, and invests in cloud based software as a service (SAAS) solutions for small and medium sized enterprises, is pleased to announce the acquisition of WebinarIgnition, a proprietary platform for creating professional live & automated webinar funnels.
buyer: Subscribe Technologies Inc. (CNSX:SAAS:$0.00)
Subscribe Technologies develops, partners with, acquires, and invests in cloud based software as a service (SAAS) solutions for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). "
target: WebinarIgnition
WebinarIgnition is a proprietary platform for creating professional live & automated webinar funnels. WebinarIgnition enables users to easily deploy live or pre-recorded (evergreen) webinars and charge viewers through the integrated payment system.
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announced 10/9/2018 via BusinessWire

Videxio will be merged with Pexip AS,

synopsis: Videxio, a cloud video service provider that makes it easy for organizations of any size to use professional video conferencing, is to merge with Pexip, a company that enables enterprises and organizations to provide video-based communication and collaboration to all employees.
buyer: Pexip AS (OB:PEXIP:$88.71)
Pexip enables enterprises and organizations to provide video-based communication and collaboration to all employees. The Pexip Infinity cloud enterprise application enables seamless collaboration between incompatible video and audio technologies. "
target: Videxio
Videxio is a cloud video service provider that makes it easy for organizations of any size to use professional video conferencing. They are based in Norway.
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closed 10/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

West Corporation, acquired INXPO, Inc.

synopsis: West Corporation, a global leader in technology-enabled services, has completed the acquisition of INXPO, a provider of feature-rich webcasting and online events for the enterprise. INXPO specializes in delivering interactive webcasts and online events to global audiences of any size to any device.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: West Corporation (WSTC:$2,285.72)
West Corporation is a global leader in technology-enabled communication services that connect people and businesses around the world, helping its clients more effectively communicate, collaborate and connect with their audiences through a diverse portfolio of innovative solutions. "
target: INXPO, Inc.
INXPO is a provider of feature-rich webcasting and online events for the enterprise. Their video platform is built upon a secure, reliable and scalable foundation that has powered thousands of digital events and touched millions of users.
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closed 7/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Slack Technologies, Inc, acquired HipChat, Inc.

synopsis: Slack, the workplace chat app, has acquired HipChat from Atlassian, a provider of collaboration, development, and issue tracking software for teams. HipChat is a messaging platform built for businesses. HipChat's secure, compliant, and flexible communication platform features group chat, video chat, and screen sharing to bring teams together.
buyer: Slack Technologies, Inc (WORK:$902.61)
Slack brings all employees' communication together in one place. It creates open channels for the projects, groups and topics that teams share including messages, files & comments, inline images & video, rich link summaries and integration with the services people use every day, like Twitter, etc. "
target parent: Atlassian Pty Ltd.
target: HipChat, Inc.
HipChat is a messaging platform built for businesses. HipChat's secure, compliant, and flexible communication platform features group chat, video chat, and screen sharing to bring teams together. HipChat is available on various platforms, including Mac, Windows, iOS, Android, and Linux.
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announced 11/20/2015 via Market Wire

Cisco Systems, Inc., will acquire Acano Limited

synopsis: Cisco, the worldwide leader in IT that enables people to make powerful connections, announced its intent to acquire Acano Limited, a privately held company based in London that provides collaboration infrastructure and conferencing software.
buyer: Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO:$49,818.00)
Cisco enables people to make powerful connections-whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible-providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. "
target: Acano Limited
Acano is a fast-growing technology company with a fresh perspective on audio, web and video conferencing. As a privately-held company based in London, Acano’s 170+ employees span four continents and form a dedicated group committed to changing collaboration technology. Acano makes teams work better.
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closed 6/29/2015 via PR Web

Jive Communications, acquired Speek Inc.

synopsis: Jive Communications, a leading Cloud communications provider, announced the acquisition of audio and web conference service vendor, Speek. Speek’s platform allows users to make visual conference calls and share their screen using a simple unique Web URL rather than PIN numbers, dial in codes, or downloads.
buyer: Jive Communications
Jive Communications provides enterprise-grade Hosted VoIP and Unified Communications to businesses. Jive’s hosted services run on a cloud-based platform built on open industry standards. The Jive Cloud is purpose-built to deliver reliable and economical communication services available. "
target: Speek Inc.
Speek is super simple, free and visual conference calling. Use a personal or business link (i.e., speek.com/YourName), instead of a phone number and PIN for conference calls. Speek allows people to see who's joined, who's talking, share files, use call controls and more.
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closed 6/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Limeade, Inc., acquired 9Slides

synopsis: Limeade, an award-winning employee engagement company, announced it acquired 9Slides, a leading mobile multimedia learning solution. 9Slides, a privately held company in Redmond, Wash., delivers mobile technology for employees to watch video presentations, answer quizzes to test their knowledge, and even create their own presentations to share.
buyer: Limeade, Inc.
Limeade is a technology company that engages employees in health, well-being, performance and culture. The Limeade engagement platform and its people and partners bring company culture to life, inspire change and deliver fresh innovations. "
target: 9Slides
9slides is a powerful communication tool, which allows users to capture and share experience of "being there" in the presentation room with a remote audience, anytime, anywhere. Their audience can watch it on a PC, Mac or even iPad without downloading any app.
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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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announced 5/19/2022 via PR Newswire

Class Technologies Inc., will purchase Blackboard Collaborate from Blackboard Inc.

synopsis: Class Technologies Inc. will acquire Anthology's Blackboard Collaborate virtual classroom tool. Blackboard Collaborate is a leader in the synchronous virtual classroom space with deep integration into Blackboard Learn Ultra, serving over 10 million users across more than 1,300 institutions in over 75 countries worldwide.
buyer: Class Technologies Inc.
Class is software developed by Class Technologies Inc. It helps instructors take attendance, hand out assignments, give a quiz or test, grade work, proctor exams, talk one-on-one with a student, track student progress, and more all within the Zoom platform. "
seller parent: Veritas Capital
seller: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard Collaborate is a leader in the synchronous virtual classroom space with deep integration into Blackboard Learn Ultra, serving over 10 million users across more than 1,300 institutions in over 75 countries worldwide.
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closed 10/25/2021 via Company Press Release

Blackboard Inc. merged with Anthology Inc.,

synopsis: Blackboard, a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, has merged 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.
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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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Blackboard Inc., acquired Remote-Learner UK

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

Blackboard Inc., acquired Schoolwires, Inc.

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

Blackboard Inc., acquired ParentLink

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

Blackboard Inc., acquired Requestec

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

Blackboard Inc., acquired CardSmith

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

Blackboard Inc., acquired PerceptIS, LLC

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

Blackboard Inc., acquired MyEdu

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

Blackboard Inc., acquired Moodlerooms, Inc.

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

Blackboard Inc., acquired NetSpot Pty Ltd

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired NetSpot. NetSpot is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. It helps institutions focus on their core mission by managing their eLearning technology and by licensing world class software.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: NetSpot Pty Ltd
NetSpot is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. It helps institutions focus on their core mission by managing their eLearning technology and by licensing world class software.
price ($mm)
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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:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: CerBibo Corporation
CerBibo dedicates itself to provide leading E-learning service to educational market in China. CerBibo provides E-learning software series and a full-fledged set of highly scalable solutions to various kinds of schools and educational training institutions.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/18/2022 via Company Press Release

ILT Education, acquired Giglets Education

synopsis: Giglets Education, the online literacy software company, has been acquired by ILT Education, a leading EdTech player headquartered in Sweden. Giglets Education is an online literacy software company based in Scotland. Giglets enables schools and teachers to improve literacy results and raise learning standards in the classroom and at home.
buyer parent: Trill Impact AB
buyer: ILT Education
ILT Education believes that every child has the right to equal education. Their digital multilingual picture book service, Polylino, bridges the gap for language development in classrooms and child care centers. ILT Education has a presence in nine countries. "
target: Giglets Education
Giglets Education is an online literacy software company based in Scotland. Giglets enables schools and teachers to improve literacy results and raise learning standards in the classroom and at home, with more than 120,000 pupils and 40,000 teachers using their multi-award-winning literacy platform.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/9/2022 via BNC Analysis

Infinity Learn, acquired Don't Memorise

synopsis: Sri Chaitanya group's edtech startup Infinity Learn has acquired concept-based multilingual content platform Don't Memorise. Founded in 2014, Don't Memorise focuses on the K-10 segment -- specifically for grades 6 to 10 -- developing content in English, Hindi, Marathi and Bengali mainly for maths and science.
buyer parent: Sri Chaitanya Educational Institutions
buyer: Infinity Learn
Based in India, Infinity Learn transforms the learning experience for both teachers and students. Its products include Online Live Classes, SelfLearn recorded modules, Online mock tests, and a 24x7 doubt clearance app. Infinity Learn is a protege of Sri Chaitanya in the Edtech space. "
target: Don't Memorise
Mumbai-based Don't Memorise is a concept-based multilingual content platform. Founded in 2014, Don't Memorise focuses on the K-10 segment -- specifically for grades 6 to 10 -- developing content in English, Hindi, Marathi and Bengali mainly for maths and science.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/25/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Pearson plc, acquired Clutch Prep

synopsis: Pearson, an education publishing and assessment service to schools and corporations, has acquired Clutch Prep, an online video-based learning service that offers textbook-specific videos and practice to help students pass their classes.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment. Pearson combines world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. "
target: Clutch Prep
Clutch Prep is an online video-based learning service that offers textbook-specific videos and practice to help students pass their classes.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 2/24/2022 via Company Press Release

PSI Services LLC, purchased Solvably and Digital Skills Lab from MassiveU

synopsis: PSI Talent Management has acquired Solvably‍‍, the first collaborative problem-solving platform for lifelong learners, and Digital Skills Lab‍‍ (dlab), an auto-grading assessment solution that allows individuals to learn digital skills in Microsoft and other computer applications, from MassiveU‍‍.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) is a global workforce solutions provider that combines science, technology, and expertise to enable opportunities for professional growth, talent enhancement, and retention. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
seller: MassiveU
Solvably‍‍ is the first collaborative problem-solving platform for lifelong learners. Digital Skills Lab‍‍ (dlab) is an auto-grading assessment solution that allows individuals to learn digital skills in Microsoft and other computer applications.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Adda247, acquired Study IQ Education is Pvt Ltd

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

InsightfulScience, acquired LabArchives, LLC

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

Eupheus Learning, acquired ClassKlap Private Limited

synopsis: Eupheus Learning, a business-to-business (B2B) edtech startup, on said it has acquired student personalization startup ClassKlap. Bengaluru-based ClassKlap, which also operates in the B2B edtech segment, is a school-based personalized curriculum programme adopted by more than 800 affordable private schools across India.
buyer: Eupheus Learning
Eupheus Learning is a Delhi based EdTech firm aiming to bridge the gap between in-class and at-home learning by offering pedagogically differentiated, technology-led solutions in the K-12 space. "
target: ClassKlap Private Limited
Bengaluru-based ClassKlap, which also operates in the B2B edtech segment, is a school-based personalized curriculum programme adopted by more than 800 affordable private schools across India.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/25/2021 via Company Press Release

Blackboard Inc. merged with Anthology Inc.,

synopsis: Blackboard, a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, has merged 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:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading EdTech company, serving higher education, K-12, business and government clients around the world. Blackboard connects a deep understanding of education with the power of technology to continuously push the boundaries of learning.
price ($mm)
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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 $25 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies. "
target parent: Follett Corporation
target: Follett Software Company
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide.
price ($mm)
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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)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
$100
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Texthelp Systems Ltd., acquired Wizkids.dk

synopsis: Texthelp Ltd, the global leader in literacy and accessibility technology, has completed the acquisition of Wizkids. Wizkids is an edtech company, specialising in accessibility tools and data synchronisation. Texthelp and Wizkids will offer a wider range of assistive technology and edtech management tools to their customers in the UK and Europe.
buyer: Texthelp Systems Ltd.
Founded in 1996, Texthelp has established itself as the global pioneer and leader in cloud-based assistive technology and learning analytics for the education and corporate sectors. The company has supported 30 million students and employees worldwide with reading, writing, and more. "
target: Wizkids.dk
Wizkids is a successful Northern European EdTech company founded in 2005 aiming to help students unleash their full potential and level the playing field for all students. Wizkids offers AppWriter, EduLife, TxtAnalyser and MathSolver to more than 1 million users.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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EV / rev
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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.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 9/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Carnegie Learning, Inc., acquired Scientific Learning Corporation

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

GetMyUni, acquired Avagmah

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

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

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

The Source for Learning, Inc., acquired MashPlant

synopsis: The Source for Learning, the nation’s most established online creator, compiler, and curator of free learning assets, has acquired MashPlant, the only social learning platform that allows students to create, collaborate, learn, and share classroom projects in any digital media format in a certified safe, COPPA-compliant environment.
buyer: The Source for Learning, Inc.
The Source for Learning is the nation’s most established online creator, compiler, and curator of free learning assets. For almost 40 years, they've been building a loyal following of teachers—from novices to classroom veterans—giving them a new perspective on how to teach what they teach. "
target parent: Big Things Inc.
target: MashPlant
MashPlant is the only social learning platform that allows students to create, collaborate, learn, and share classroom projects in any digital media format in a certified safe, COPPA-compliant environment.
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Tanla Mobile
Tanla Mobile
Tanla is one of the largest cloud communication providers in the world. Tanla provides cloud solutions for messaging, voice, and IoT. Their solutions handle over 200 billion business communications annually. Tanla adopts cutting-edge technologies to meet the needs of a diverse clientele.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$167.93
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.63
EBIT ($mm)
($14.56)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
300
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Ticker: OTCPK:CLWA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Fuze
Fuze
Fuze is a global cloud communications and collaboration software platform for the enterprise. Through an innovative and consumer-inspired unified experience, Fuze enables seamless transition between voice, video, messaging, and content sharing.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$16.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.84)
EBIT ($mm)
($8.14)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.94
Employees
49
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Ticker: NasdaqCM:CXDO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crexendo, Inc.
Crexendo, Inc.
Crexendo, Inc. is an award-winning premier provider of UCaaS (Unified Communications as a Service), call center, collaboration services, and other cloud business services that are designed to provide enterprise-class cloud services to any size business at affordable monthly rates.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$15.79
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.31
EBIT ($mm)
$1.18
Net Income ($mm)
$1.01
Employees
56
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Ticker: SHOR
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ShoreTel Inc.
ShoreTel Inc.
ShoreTel, Inc. is a leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems and unified communications solutions powering today’s always-on workforce. Its flexible communications solutions for on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments eliminate complexity, reduce costs and improve productivity.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$360.44
EBITDA ($mm)
$28.62
EBIT ($mm)
$9.73
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1063
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Ticker: OB:PEXIP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pexip AS
Pexip is a video communication platform that empowers and connects people across borders, business and technologies. Their scalable platform enables high-quality video meetings, with enterprise-grade security, and is easily adapted to fit customers’ IT requirements and existing infrastructure.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$88.71
EBITDA ($mm)
($18.66)
EBIT ($mm)
($22.60)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
451
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Ticker: DGII
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Digi International
Digi International
Digi International is a global provider of mission-critical machine-to-machine and Internet of Things connectivity products and services. They help their customers create next-generation connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$302.69
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.43
EBIT ($mm)
$16.09
Net Income ($mm)
$10.21
Employees
656
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Ticker: TSXV:STC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sangoma Technologies Corp.
Sangoma Technologies Corp.
Sangoma is a leading provider of hardware and software components that enable or enhance IP Communications Systems for voice, data and video applications. Sangoma’s connectivity solutions are used in leading unified communications, PBX, IVR, contact center and data-communication applications.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$133.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$14.60
EBIT ($mm)
$6.33
Net Income ($mm)
$0.61
Employees
330
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Ticker: BIT:MBY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOBYT S.p.A.
MOBYT S.p.A.
Mobyt delivers highly reliable solutions for the sending and receipt of SMS messaging services and emailing to support new marketing and advertising opportunities. Their services are currently used by over 28,000 companies, 70% of which are Italian.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$28.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.94
EBIT ($mm)
$2.98
Net Income ($mm)
$1.79
Employees
13
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Ticker: QUMU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Qumu, Inc.
Qumu, Inc.
Qumu Corporation provides the tools businesses need to create, manage, secure, distribute and measure the success of their videos. Qumu's innovative solutions release the power in video to engage and empower employees, partners and clients.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$24.49
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.51)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.53)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
105
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Ticker: OM:SINCH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sinch AB
Sinch AB
Sweden-based Sinch brings businesses and people closer with tools enabling personal engagement. Its leading cloud communications platform lets businesses reach every mobile phone on the planet, in seconds or less, through mobile messaging, voice, and video.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,362.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$136.32
EBIT ($mm)
$81.04
Net Income ($mm)
$57.33
Employees
1716
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Ticker: VG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vonage Holdings Corporation
Vonage Holdings Corporation
Vonage is a cloud communications provider. Vonage also provides Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) and Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS) solutions as part of the Vonage Communications Platform.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,295.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$127.14
EBIT ($mm)
$37.08
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2198
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Ticker: BSE:503699
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Geodesic, Ltd.
Geodesic is an innovator in software products focused on Information, Communication and Entertainment for mobile phones and desktop computers. Headquartered in Mumbai, India, Geodesic's Mundu suite of award-winning products includes solutions for Instant Messaging, Voice-over-IP and Internet Radio.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
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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: OTCPK:CNGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,313.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$238.20
EBIT ($mm)
$146.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4400
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Ticker: GB:RM.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RM plc
RM plc
RM is a UK company, focused on supporting teachers to teach and learners to learn. It provides innovative products from classroom resources, through school technologies to systems for marking exams and delivering school performance data.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$277.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$36.28
EBIT ($mm)
$32.36
Net Income ($mm)
$21.25
Employees
1760
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Ticker: VSTA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vasta Platform Ltd
Vasta Platform Ltd
Vasta is a leading, high-growth education company in Brazil powered by technology, providing end-to-end educational and digital solutions that cater to all needs of private schools operating in the K-12 educational segment.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$161.48
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.03
EBIT ($mm)
($19.80)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1960
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Ticker: BSE:532696
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp is the largest Education Company in India and the only company spread across the entire education ecosystem. From schools to skills; over last two decades Educomp group has empowered over 30 million learners and educators across over 65,000 schools to think and create a better future.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$79.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($14.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10927
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Ticker: VCMP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
VCampus Corporation
VCampus Corporation
VCampus develops training programs and educational courseware for business, government, and academic customers. Using its e-Learning system, VCampus offers training from a catalog of more than 5,000 online courses ranging in subject matter from accounting to information technology to compliance.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$7.45
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.31)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.89)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
53
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Ticker: CA:BRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brighter Minds Media, LLC
Brighter Minds Media is a publisher of online and multimedia materials for the whole family with a focus on creating a wholesome online environment for children and the family.
year
2007
rev ($mm)
$6.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.06)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.18)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: RCL.ASX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReadCloud
ReadCloud
ReadCloud is a social e-learning platform built for Australian secondary schools. ReadCloud is the leading provider in Australia of eReading software delivering Curriculum eBooks to Schools and VET in Schools courses offering over 200,000 eBooks from the World’s leading publishers.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$5.67
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.87)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.74)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
24
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Ticker: PCSV
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures, Inc.
PCS Edventures!.com, Inc. is a developer of STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – education products for preschool through college students.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$2.94
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.42)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.44)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
19
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Ticker: TWOU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2U, Inc.
2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with top-tier universities to deliver rigorous, selective graduate degree and undergraduate for-credit programs online.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$831.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($55.09)
EBIT ($mm)
($153.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5189
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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Ticker: JP:3834
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc. is a major Internet service provider based in Japan and is operated by ASAHI Net, Inc., a public company founded on April 2, 1990. ASAHI Net, Inc. has been listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange since December 2007.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$80.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.62
EBIT ($mm)
$19.59
Net Income ($mm)
$11.63
Employees
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Ticker: OM:ALBERT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Albert
Albert
Based in Sweden, Albert is the children's digital teacher that has helped over 275,000 families with homework via mobile devices. Albert's apps are aimed at younger (3-9 years) and older children (10-16 years) and include subjects such as Mathematics, Geography, Code and Reading & Writing.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$7.46
EBITDA ($mm)
($5.59)
EBIT ($mm)
($6.06)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
40
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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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