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Education Advisory Board, acquired GradesFirst

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company announced that it has acquired GradesFirst and will include its functionality in the flagship Education Advisory Board (EAB) technology membership, the Student Success Collaborative. GradesFirst is a student success technology company that helps colleges and universities engage and support at-risk students.
buyer parent: The Advisory Board Company
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,000 institutions. "
target: GradesFirst
GradesFirst is a student success technology company that helps colleges and universities engage and support at-risk students. The company's user-friendly tools enhance the efficiency of student support teams by connecting campus services in a cloud-based platform.
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announced 2/18/2021 via Reuters

Education Advisory Board, will acquire Starfish

synopsis: Education company EAB has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hobsons’ student success platform, Starfish. Starfish helps colleges and universities achieve 2x increases in retention rate, exceed graduation rate goals, and set the standard for student success in higher education.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,900 institutions. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Starfish
Starfish helps colleges and universities achieve 2x increases in retention rate, exceed graduation rate goals, and set the standard for student success in higher education.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Instructure, will acquire Portfolium Inc.

synopsis: Instructure, Inc., the leading software-as-a-service technology company that helps people learn and develop through school and work, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Portfolium, the student success network built to showcase the achievements, projects, and competencies of dedicated students to potential employers.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution. "
target: Portfolium Inc.
Portfolium is a full-stack student success platform. Institutions use Portfolium to deploy robust ePortfolio networks as they manage and align learning outcomes assessment, digital badging, guided pathways, and career readiness programs.
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closed 4/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired Watermark

synopsis: Watermark, the largest provider of assessment software for higher education institutions worldwide, has announced the close of its agreement with TCV to acquire a controlling interest in the company. TCV is one of the largest providers of capital to growth-stage private and public companies in the technology industry.
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
Technology Crossover Ventures, founded in 1995, is a leading provider of growth capital to technology companies, providing funds to later-stage private and public companies. "
target: Watermark
Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, educators, and learners. Through its innovative educational intelligence platform, Watermark supports institutions in developing an intentional approach to learning based on data they can trust.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mimir, acquired Omnipointment Inc.

synopsis: Indianapolis-based Mimir has acquired Omnipointment Inc., a tech company based in Chicago. Tthe acquisition of Omnipointment and its signature platform, Charter, will enhance Mimir Classroom. Charter is a group project tool that helps collegiate students arrange times to collaborate and gives instructors data to assess team performance.
buyer: Mimir
Mimir's main cloud-based software platform, Mimir Classroom, helps computer science teachers assess students' performance, strengths and weaknesses. "
target: Omnipointment Inc.
Omnipointment is the tool of choice for group projects, student organizations, and service projects. Omnipointment helps students find time out their busy schedules to meet.
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closed 9/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired WebAssign

synopsis: Cengage, an education and technology company, announced the acquisition of WebAssign, a leading provider of digital learning solutions for higher education. The acquisition strengthens Cengage's position as a market leader in science, technology and math offering three unique platforms for faculty and institutions.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target: WebAssign
WebAssign is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional system that puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling them to deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student performance, and realize their teaching goals.
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closed 8/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Quad Partners, acquired TaskStream

synopsis: Taskstream, the leading provider of learning outcomes assessment technology and accreditation solutions for higher education, announced an investment by Quad Partners, a private investment firm focused exclusively on education, to deepen and broaden the company’s offerings.
buyer: Quad Partners
Quad Partners was founded in 2000 to make value-added private investments in the education industry. Today, Quad is one of the most active investors in privately-owned education companies in the United States. "
target: TaskStream
Taskstream partners with institutions of higher education and national associations to improve student learning and institutional quality with proven, reliable, user-friendly, and cloud-based solutions for assessment management and e-portfolio solutions and supporting services.
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closed 2/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Hobsons Inc., acquired Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Hobsons, the world’s leader in connecting learning to life, announced the acquisition of Starfish Retention Solutions, the leading provider of student success and advising systems for higher education institutions. The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ will augment Hobsons’ existing advising and admissions tools.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is the world’s leader in connecting learning to life. Through Hobsons’ unique advising and admissions products, they help more than 12 million students around the globe identify strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, and find the right college match. "
target: Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.
Starfish Retention Solutions is a leading provider of student success systems. The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ builds on the company’s mission to help students finish what they start.
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closed 2/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Parchment Inc. merged with Credentials Solutions,

synopsis: Parchment, a digital credential service that allows learners, academic institutions, and employers to request, verify, and share credentials, has merged with Credentials Solutions, a company that specializes in identifying labor-intensive administrative processes and replacing them with simplified, automated software solutions.
buyer: Credentials Solutions
Credentials Solutions specializes in identifying labor-intensive administrative processes at postsecondary institutions and replacing them with simplified, automated software solutions at a lower cost. They work with more than 800 institutions across their transcript automation product offerings. "
target: Parchment Inc.
Parchment is the most widely adopted digital credential service, allowing learners, academic institutions, and employers to request, verify, and share credentials in simple and secure ways. The platform has helped millions of people exchange more than 30 million transcripts and credentials globally.
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closed 10/27/2015 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired Pathbrite

synopsis: Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide, announced its acquisition of Pathbrite's best-in-class ePortfolio solution. Pathbrite enables students to collect, track and showcase their work to demonstrate completion of assignments.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement. "
target: Pathbrite
Pathbrite was a venture-backed ed tech company based in San Francisco. Pathbrite has users at 900 schools, colleges, universities and organizations in the world. Pathbrite's portfolio platform is poised to revolutionize learning, teaching and assessment across the globe.
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closed 10/3/2012 via Company Press Release

Avow Systems, Inc. merged with Docufide,

synopsis: Parchment Inc. announces the acquisition of Avow Systems, Inc., merging two of the leading electronic transcript platforms – Docufide® serving 30 percent of U.S. secondary schools and Avow Systems serving nearly 100 top postsecondary institutions.
buyer: Docufide
The Docufide platform is comprised of two inter-related modules: Docufide Sender® and Docufide Receiver®. These modules facilitate the request, capture, transformation and delivery of verified electronic education credentials linking schools, universities and other institutional stakeholders. "
target: Avow Systems, Inc.
The Docufide platform is comprised of two inter-related modules: Docufide Sender® and Docufide Receiver®. These modules facilitate the request, capture, transformation and delivery of verified electronic education credentials linking schools, universities and other institutional stakeholders.
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closed 12/17/2019 via PR Newswire

HackerRank, acquired Mimir

synopsis: HackerRank, the world's leading developer skills company, has acquired Mimir, the cloud-based platform for computer science courses. Mimir's platform helps computer science teachers to assess their students' performance, strengths and weaknesses.
buyer: HackerRank
HackerRank is a developer skills platform that helps businesses evaluate software developers based on skill. HackerRank enables tech recruiters and hiring managers to objectively evaluate talent at every stage of the recruiting process, helping them to hire skilled developers and innovate faster. "
target: Mimir
Mimir is a cloud-based platform for computer science courses. Mimir's platform helps computer science teachers to assess their students' performance, strengths and weaknesses. Mimir enables instructors to efficiently teach Computer Science courses of any scale without compromising education quality.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc., acquired LiftUpp Limited

synopsis: ExamSoft, a secure testing and assessment platform company based in Dallas, announces the acquisition of leading UK-based clinical assessment company, Liftupp. Liftupp triangulates all assessment data to give a complete picture of student performance, professional competence and regulatory body compliance.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc.
ExamSoft is a SaaS firm, providing a scalable and flexible assessment platform that gives educators actionable data and insights to improve student learning outcomes and academic achievement. "
target: LiftUpp Limited
Liftupp provides assessment software developed by educators for educators. Liftupp triangulates all assessment data to give a complete picture of student performance, professional competence and regulatory body compliance.
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closed 6/3/2015 via Company Press Release

Pearson (VUE), acquired ProctorCam

synopsis: Global computer-based testing leader Pearson VUE announced the acquisition of ProctorCam, a leading online proctored testing platform. The integration of an online proctoring solution will enable Pearson VUE clients to extend the reach of their testing programs to remote areas and expand the breadth of their programs.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson (VUE)
Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing for high-stakes certification and licensure exams in the healthcare, finance, information technology, academic and admissions markets. "
target: ProctorCam
ProctorCam offers a toolkit that helps organizations add online proctoring as a feature of their existing test delivery channel. ProctorCam has "widgetized" online proctoring enabling their partners to choose how, when and where online proctoring occurs within their existing workflows.
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closed 1/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Orion Edutech Private Limited, acquired Brainvalley Software Private Limited

synopsis: Skill development company Orion Edutech announced acquisition of 67 per cent stake in Chennai-based Brain Valley Software Pvt Ltd, an independent assessment solution for corporates and education institutes. They have delivered over 1.4 million tests to date for an array of competitive exams and employers.
buyer: Orion Edutech Private Limited
Orion Edutech is the largest vocational training institute in the country. Since their inception in 2005, they have secured the future of more than 60,000 students by providing them with jobs in top companies across India. Their vocational training courses are industry-oriented and skill based. "
target: Brainvalley Software Private Limited
Brainvalley Software specializes in assessment solutions for students, coaching institutes, corporates or colleges. They have delivered over 1.4 million tests to date for an array of competitive exams and employers.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BusinessWire

Turnitin, acquired Gradescope

synopsis: Turnitin has acquired Gradescope, an assessment platform that reduces the time associated with grading in college courses via an optimized online workflow and clever application of artificial intelligence.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. "
target: Gradescope
Gradescope enables instructors to grade paper-based exams, online homework, and programming projects on one platform, with help from artificial intelligence. Gradescope is developing AI to provide learners with instant, high-quality feedback on all types of assignments.
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announced 3/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Advance, Inc., will acquire Turnitin

synopsis: Advance, a company that builds the value of a company over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation of a diversified portfolio, will be acquiring Turnitin, a software provider that promotes academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, and improves outcomes across educational levels and content areas.
buyer: Advance, Inc.
Advance is a private, family-owned and operated company that builds the value of a company over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation of a diversified portfolio spanning media, communications, technology, and other promising growth areas. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Turnitin
Turnitin is a partner in fostering original thinking and supporting authentic learning. Turnitin solutions promote academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, and improve outcomes across educational levels and content areas.
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closed 6/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Insight Venture Partners, acquired iParadigms

synopsis: iParadigms, creators of Turnitin, announced the company has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Insight Venture Partners, a leading global private equity firm focused on high-growth investments in the technology sector, and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. iParadigms is a leading provider of cloud-based educational technologies.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global private equity and venture capital firm founded in 1995. They have raised more than $7.6 billion and invested in more than 190 growth-stage software, eCommerce, internet, and data-services companies. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: iParadigms
iParadigms is a leading provider of cloud-based educational technologies to prevent plagiarism, verify content, and evaluate student learning. Its flagship product, Turnitin, is used by over 24 million students and 1.6 million educators at 10,000 institutions worldwide to improve student outcomes.
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closed 5/20/2009 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint Education, Inc., acquired Waypoint Outcomes

synopsis: Bridgepoint Education acquired Waypoint Outcomes, a creator and publisher of interactive rubrics and surveys used to develop crucial data on student achievement.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, and Thuze, Bridgepoint has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. "
target: Waypoint Outcomes
Waypoint Outcomes creates innovative tools to help deepen the dialog amongst educators, learners, and stakeholders. Their assessment software is used by diverse K12 and Higher Education institutions around the world.
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closed 1/10/2017 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Software Secure, Inc.

synopsis: PSI Services, a testing services provider to corporations, government agencies, professional associations, and certifying bodies, announced that they have acquired Software Secure, a recognized leader in cloud-based online testing and a pioneer in record & review remote proctoring solutions for higher education, K-12 & certification organizations.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Software Secure, Inc.
Software Secure, Inc., creator of Securexam, is the pioneer in educational testing software development. Their software designers and technical support people are committed to helping the academic community experience computerized testing at its best.
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closed 2/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired GradesFirst

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company announced that it has acquired GradesFirst and will include its functionality in the flagship Education Advisory Board (EAB) technology membership, the Student Success Collaborative. GradesFirst is a student success technology company that helps colleges and universities engage and support at-risk students.
buyer parent: The Advisory Board Company
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,000 institutions. "
target: GradesFirst
GradesFirst is a student success technology company that helps colleges and universities engage and support at-risk students. The company's user-friendly tools enhance the efficiency of student support teams by connecting campus services in a cloud-based platform.
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closed 3/10/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired Wisr

synopsis: The Education Advisory Board, a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide, announced that it has acquired Wisr, an education technology company that specializes in building affinity between prospective students and colleges.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,900 institutions. "
target: Wisr
At Wisr, they help colleges and universities leverage technology to actively engage students throughout their lifecycle. By providing a dynamic virtual community, institutions can prioritize engagement and expose targeted audiences to the vibrancy of their campus.
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announced 2/18/2021 via Reuters

Education Advisory Board, will acquire Starfish

synopsis: Education company EAB has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hobsons’ student success platform, Starfish. Starfish helps colleges and universities achieve 2x increases in retention rate, exceed graduation rate goals, and set the standard for student success in higher education.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,900 institutions. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Starfish
Starfish helps colleges and universities achieve 2x increases in retention rate, exceed graduation rate goals, and set the standard for student success in higher education.
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closed 12/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired YouVisit

synopsis: Education firm EAB has acquired YouVisit, the leading provider of virtual tour and interactive web content for higher education. The addition of YouVisit’s technology platform, together with its expertise in immersive content creation, further enhances EAB’s ability to help colleges and universities find, engage, and enroll new students.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,500 institutions. "
target: YouVisit
YouVisit is the leading provider of virtual tour and interactive web content for higher education. YouVisit’s patented technology platform layers 360-degree photos and videos with other media types to create highly immersive web experiences.
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announced 8/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Education Advisory Board

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm, will acquire the The Advisory Board Company's education business, including Royall & Company. The Advisory Board Company is a distinctive provider of research, technology and consulting to health care organizations and education institutions
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners invests in software, data and technology-enabled organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies’ realizing their full potential. "
target parent: The Advisory Board Company
target: Education Advisory Board
EAB, the education business of The Advisory Board Company, is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology and services to improve the performance of more than 1,200 educational institutions.
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closed 2/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired GradesFirst

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company announced that it has acquired GradesFirst and will include its functionality in the flagship Education Advisory Board (EAB) technology membership, the Student Success Collaborative. GradesFirst is a student success technology company that helps colleges and universities engage and support at-risk students.
buyer parent: The Advisory Board Company
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,000 institutions. "
target: GradesFirst
GradesFirst is a student success technology company that helps colleges and universities engage and support at-risk students. The company's user-friendly tools enhance the efficiency of student support teams by connecting campus services in a cloud-based platform.
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announced 8/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Education Advisory Board

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm, will acquire the The Advisory Board Company's education business, including Royall & Company. The Advisory Board Company is a distinctive provider of research, technology and consulting to health care organizations and education institutions
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners invests in software, data and technology-enabled organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies’ realizing their full potential. "
target parent: The Advisory Board Company
target: Education Advisory Board
EAB, the education business of The Advisory Board Company, is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology and services to improve the performance of more than 1,200 educational institutions.
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closed 4/27/2004 via PR Newswire

SunGard Asset Management Systems, acquired Collegis Inc.

synopsis: Frontenac Company LLC, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm, announced today that it has sold Collegis Inc., a provider of IT services to universities and colleges, to SunGard Data Systems, Inc.
buyer parent: SunGard Data Systems Inc.
buyer: SunGard Asset Management Systems
SunGard Asset Management Systems (AMS) provides a comprehensive range of asset management solutions to global financial institutions, including rapidly growing regional asset management institutions, small to mid-sized asset managers, foundations, and fiduciaries. SunGard delivers integrated soluti "
target parent: Frontenac Company
target: Collegis Inc.
Founded in 1986, Collegis helps improve the delivery of education, increase student recruitment and retention, and increase revenues while stabilizing and reducing costs. Collegis offers unparalleled knowledge, expertise and accountability exclusive to the unique needs of higher education. Through
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Capp & Co. Limited, acquired Koru

synopsis: Capp & Co., a leader in strength-based talent assessment, announces that it has completed its acquisition of Koru Careers, Inc.'s predictive hiring business. With Koru's assessment of the Koru7™ Impact Skills and its predictive hiring platform, Capp is now able to assess a wider range of work-related strengths and predict the fit of job applicants.
buyer: Capp & Co. Limited
Capp & Co. designs new and better ways of assessing people. At the heart of their product offering is their 'Strengths' methodology' developed by their CEO Alex Linley, an expert in the field of Positive Psychology. Capp works with clients across the entire candidate and employee life cycle. "
target: Koru
Koru is the leader in predictive hiring based on what really drives performance. Based on the Koru7™Impact Skills and using its predictive hiring platform, Koru identifies the predictors of performance and develops models to assess fit of applicants in jobs.
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closed 5/6/2013 via BusinessWire

WageWorks, Inc., acquired Crosby Benefit Systems, Inc.

synopsis: WageWorks, Inc., a leading provider of Consumer-Directed Benefits (CDBs), such as pretax accounts for health, commuter and other employee benefits, announced its acquisition of Crosby Benefit Systems, Inc., an administrator of benefit programs with a focus on higher education and health care institutions, based in Newton, Massachusetts.
buyer: WageWorks, Inc. (WAGE:$475.20)
WageWorks helps lower the cost of living for more than a million working families. The company enables participants to save money on health care, wellness, child and elder care, commuting, and tuition expenses. "
target: Crosby Benefit Systems, Inc.
Based in Newton, MA, Crosby Benefit Systems, Inc, has developed benefit programs for over 500 New England based organizations since 1976. Crosby has built its stellar reputation by concentrating on the design and delivery of quality benefit services.
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announced 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

International Society for Technology in Education, will acquire EdSurge

synopsis: The International Society for Technology in Education, the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching, will acquire EdSurge, a leading education news organization that reports on the people, ideas and technologies that shape the future of learning.
buyer: International Society for Technology in Education
The International Society for Technology in Education is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education. "
target: EdSurge
EdSurge is a leading education news organization that reports on the people, ideas and technologies that shape the future of learning. Through their work, they aim to help educators, entrepreneurs and policymakers be part of the complex conversations about the evolving learning environments.
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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 7/20/2011 via BusinessWire

Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., acquired ESM

synopsis: ACS, A Xerox Company, is expanding its services in the higher-education market with the acquisition of Education Sales and Marketing, LLC (ESM), a leading contact center firm dedicated to school enrollment. As a premier Business Process Outsourcer, ESM operates the largest education-only contact center in the country.
buyer parent: Xerox Corporation
buyer: Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.
Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS) is a global leader in business process and information technology services. ACS provides business process outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. "
target: ESM
ESM provides student lifecycle solutions to help institutions enroll, graduate and place students. As a premier Business Process Outsourcer, ESM operates the largest education-only contact center in the country.
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closed 7/20/2009 via Market Wire

Aslanian Group, Inc merged with EducationDynamics,

synopsis: EducationDynamics, higher education's leading marketing company, announced a merger with Aslanian Group, an industry mainstay specializing in adult student market analysis.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: EducationDynamics
EducationDynamics -- higher education's leading marketing company -- provides marketing and student affairs professionals the tools they need to meet their critical objectives in attracting students and retaining them through graduation. "
target: Aslanian Group, Inc
Aslanian Group offers market research and enrollment management services to colleges and universities that want to increase their share of adult students—typically out-of-school populations who would like to return to or begin their undergraduate or graduate study.
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closed 1/13/2014 via Market Wire

Sibling Group Holdings, Inc., merged with AcceleratingED, LLC

synopsis: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. announced that it is acquiring AcceleratingED, LLC, a consulting operation with a focus on business development and scaling for educational services and educational technology providers, and is naming its founder, Dave Saba, as President of Sibling.
buyer: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE:$0.30)
Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. is a developer of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for the K-12 education market. Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. utilizes advanced technology and education management to enhance and accelerate the delivery of 21st century learning. "
target: AcceleratingED, LLC
AcceleratingED is the premier education consulting group. For more than 30 years they have built successful businesses and programs by driving excellence in implementation.
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closed 6/8/2007 via

Scholastic Inc., acquired International Center for Leadership in Education

synopsis: Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, announced that it has entered a five-year agreement with Dr. Bill Daggett and will acquire the stock of the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and join forces to provide greater support to school districts seeking whole school reform.
buyer: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,679.40)
Scholastic is a global children’s publishing and media company in both education and entertainment. Scholastic’s 78 year reputation for quality, learning and fun is based on a long-term relationship with teachers, parents and children, and its unique ability to understand what kids want and need. "
target: International Center for Leadership in Education
International Center for Leadership in Education has a wealth of experience in helping schools and districts implement organizational changes that translate into world-class curriculum, instruction, and learning.
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closed 12/30/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Sibling Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc., merged with NewCo4Education, LLC

synopsis: Sibling Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc. announced that on December 30, 2010, it closed on its previously announced acquisition of NewCo4Education, LLC. NewCo4Education is a recently formed entity with a focus on providing services and technology aimed at increasing the performance in educational settings.
buyer: Sibling Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE:$0.30)
Sibling Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc. is a development stage holding company that was founded in 1988. The company is based in New York, NY. "
target: NewCo4Education, LLC
NewCo4Education, LLC is a recently formed entity with a focus on providing services and technology aimed at increasing the performance in educational settings. It operates through two divisions, its Educational Management Organization (EMO) and its Technology and Services Group (TSG).
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closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Juniper Education, acquired FS4S Limited

synopsis: Juniper Education has announced the acquisition of FS4S, which provides schools, academies and trusts with finance, payroll and HR management services. At a time when schools are having to meet extraordinary challenges, the move will mean Juniper Education can better support schools with their day-to-day administrative functions.
buyer parent: Horizon Capital LLP
buyer: Juniper Education
UK-based Juniper Education (EES for Schools) is a leading provider of software, training and professional services to the education sector which enhance the effectiveness of schools. Its products include Target Tracker assessment and pupil progress monitoring software, and professional training. "
target: FS4S Limited
FS4S (Financial Services 4 Schools Limited) provides schools, academies and trusts with finance, payroll and HR management services. Founded by Lorraine Billis, Andy Madgwick, and Neil Miles, FS4S supports over 100 education establishments in the west of England.
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closed 8/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Grow Capital, acquired Pera

synopsis: Grow Capital, Inc, has acquired Public Employee Retirement Assistance, LLC (PERA), a third-party marketing organization that facilitates meetings between state-licensed representatives and public employees who have individual retirement-related questions. PERA offers fully electronic appointments through their live interactive meeting platform.
buyer: Grow Capital (OTCPK:GRWC:$0.38)
Grow Capital is a publicly traded investment company. Grow Capital acquires and develops companies that serve in the cross section of financial services and technology. "
target: Pera
PERA is a third-party marketing organization that facilitates meetings between state-licensed representatives and public employees for retirement related questions. PERA offers virtual appointments through its live interactive meeting platform, giving employees access to reliable financial advice.
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closed 7/29/2008 via Company Press Release

TSL Education Ltd., acquired Education Data Surveys

synopsis: TSL Education, publisher of the Times Educational Supplement and the Times Higher Education, has acquired Education Data Surveys. Education Data Surveys provides research and information about the education sector and is the leading provider of management information on the job market for classroom teachers and leaders in the education community.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners
buyer: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education. "
target: Education Data Surveys
Education Data Surveys provides research and information about the education sector and is the leading provider of management information on the job market for classroom teachers and leaders in the education community.
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announced 7/30/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Apax Digital, will acquire MetaMetrics, Inc.

synopsis: MetaMetrics®, developer of the widely adopted Lexile Framework® for Reading and Quantile Framework® for Mathematics, announced that the Apax Digital Fund, the technology-focused growth equity fund advised by global private equity advisory firm Apax Partners, will acquire the company from Pamlico Capital.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Apax Digital
Apax Digital advises the Apax Digital Fund, which specializes in growth equity and buyout investments in high-growth enterprise software, internet, and technology-enabled services companies worldwide. "
target parent: Pamlico Capital
target: MetaMetrics, Inc.
MetaMetrics® is an award-winning education technology organization that offers the only scientifically valid, universal scales for measuring reading and listening (Lexile®) as well as math (Quantile®).
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closed 9/24/2012 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, purchased Editure PD from Editure

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC announced that it has acquired Editure PD. Editure PD provides online and onsite academic and technology professional development and consulting services to more than 5,000 schools in 25 states.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, it seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
seller: Editure
Editure PD offers a full suite of professional development solutions for teachers and administrators in schools and education authorities. Located in New York, Editure PD provides online and onsite academic and technology professional development and consulting services to more than 5,000 schools.
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closed 9/24/2012 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired JBHM Education Group

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC announced that it has acquired JBHM Education Group. JBHM is recognized as a leader in transformative education services. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, JBHM seeks to assist schools in developing their professional capacities and culture in order to sustain continuous improvement in student learning.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, it seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: JBHM Education Group
JBHM Education Group is recognized as a leader in transformative education services. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, JBHM seeks to assist schools in developing their professional capacities and culture in order to sustain continuous improvement in student learning.
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closed 8/15/2016 via PR Newswire

Public Consulting Group, Inc., acquired BLE Group

synopsis: Leading public sector consulting firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies; Public Consulting Group (PCG) announced that it has acquired the BLEgroup, a provider of education consulting services based in Washington, D.C. The BLEgroup will join PCG's Education practice area.
buyer: Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Public Consulting Group, Inc. is a management consulting firm that primarily serves public sector education, health and human services, and other state and municipal government clients. The firm was established in 1986 and has headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. "
target: BLE Group
BLE Group provides a full range of management and technical services to schools and the education industry to plan, implement, and institutionalize technology in order to improve instruction and management in schools.
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closed 7/28/2020 via PR Newswire

TriNet Group, Inc., acquired Little Bird HR

synopsis: TriNet Group Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive human resources solutions for small to midsize businesses, has acquired Little Bird HR, a Professional Employer Organization specializing in benefits and human resource solutions for the educational institution industry in the Greater New York area & East Coast regions.
buyer: TriNet Group, Inc. (TNET:$3,983.00)
TriNet provides small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with full-service HR solutions tailored by industry. To free SMBs from HR complexities, TriNet offers access to human capital expertise, benefits, risk mitigation and compliance, payroll, and real-time technology. "
target: Little Bird HR
Little Bird is the first fully integrated HR platform built exclusively for the public charter school movement. Little Bird allows schools to manage all of their HR administrative functions, from pre-hire to retire, in one, easy-to-use, cloud-based system.
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closed 10/20/2020 via BusinessWire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired iSAMS Independent Ltd

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, one of the UK’s largest privately held software companies, has acquired iSAMS, a leading, fully integrated, online school management system. iSAMS is transforming the way schools store, manage and communicate information.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS Software Group is the UK’s largest privately held software company and the most trusted provider of mission-critical software and services. Using their applications, critical operational tasks are done right first time, every time, so organizations can look forward and thrive with confidence. "
target: iSAMS Independent Ltd
iSAMS is the market leader in web based, multi-platform education administration solutions. Transforming the way schools store, manage and communicate information, iSAMS offers a world-class Management Information System that is intuitive to use, flexible in its approach and accessible globally.
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