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closed 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, acquired Advanced-Online

synopsis: Follett, a trusted partner to schools by taking care of critical details to make schools easier to run, announced its acquisition of Advanced-Online, a leading ecommerce provider of branded merchandise store programs for education and corporate customers.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run. Follett works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Advanced-Online
Advanced-Online is a leading provider of Online Company store Programs. Programs are available to large organizations who want to control spending, protect brand integrity, automate order approval hierarchy and implement budget control features and 24/7 reporting.
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closed 8/21/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Bamko Inc., acquired Public Identity

synopsis: Superior Uniform Group, Inc. announced that its division, Bamko, acquired PublicIdentity, Inc. Bamko is a retail merchandise sourcing and promotional products agency. Public Identity works with the nation's colleges and universities to assist them in managing their licensing programs to promote the production of quality, licensed products.
buyer parent: Superior Uniform Group, Inc.
buyer: Bamko Inc.
Bamko, Inc., a subsidiary of Superior Uniform Group, is a full-service retail merchandise sourcing and promotional products agency. BAMKO works with its clients to provide a wide range of supply chain solutions, such as world-class design and quality control for clients across the globe. "
target: Public Identity
Public Identity works with the nation's top colleges and universities utilizing its considerable experience and knowledge of sound licensing practices to assist its collegiate partners in managing their licensing programs to promote the production of quality, licensed products.
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closed 8/19/2016 via PR Web

SonderMind LLC, acquired Uvize

synopsis: SonderMind, a fast-growing behavioral health company that provides consumers with accessible and convenient options for high quality mental wellness, announced that it has acquired Uvize, Inc. Uvize provides cloud-based mentorship software for organizations to accelerate and improve connections between mentors and proteges.
buyer: SonderMind LLC
SonderMind provides software and services for mental health therapists to start and growth their practice, while vastly improving the accessibility and experience for consumers seeking high-quality behavioral health services. "
target: Uvize
Uvize, Inc. is a SaaS EdTech provider that operates a leading social network linking students with mentors. Uvize offers a comprehensive platform that features support mentor networks, one-on-one and group mentoring, mentoring by student peers and school advisors as well as mentor training.
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announced 10/27/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Greenwood Hall Inc., will acquire Uvize

synopsis: Greenwood Hall Inc., an education technology company that enables colleges and universities to increase revenue and improve student engagement and outcomes, has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire privately-held Uvize, Inc., a cloud-based SaaS EdTech provider that operates a leading social network linking students with mentors.
buyer: Greenwood Hall Inc. (OTCQB:ELRN:$8.56)
Greenwood Hall helps public and not-for-profit higher education institutions improve operational and financial results as well as student success and satisfaction. Their solutions provide services that begin with student enrollment and end with post-graduation job placement and career networking. "
target: Uvize
Uvize, Inc. is a SaaS EdTech provider that operates a leading social network linking students with mentors. Uvize offers a comprehensive platform that features support mentor networks, one-on-one and group mentoring, mentoring by student peers and school advisors as well as mentor training.
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closed 1/14/2014 via Company Press Release

RuffaloCODY, acquired ScaleFunder

synopsis: RuffaloCODY announced that it has acquired ScaleFunder. ScaleFunder serves the higher education community with an interactive engagement platform that facilitates micro-donations to university projects. This platform combines the worlds of crowdfunding and university development in an engagement platform for alumni, friends and supporters.
buyer: RuffaloCODY
RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of technology-enabled fundraising and enrollment management services for higher education and high affinity-based nonprofit organizations. "
target: ScaleFunder
ScaleFunder serves the higher education community with an interactive engagement platform that facilitates micro-donations to university projects. This platform combines the worlds of crowdfunding and university development in a revolutionary engagement platform for alumni, friends and supporters.
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closed 3/9/2018 via PE Hub

Legado Capital, Roynat Equity Partners, acquired Kivuto Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Legado Capital is pleased to announce the successful closing of the acquisition of Kivuto Solutions Inc., along with a group of investors, including the lead investor, Roynat Equity Partners. Kivuto Solutions Inc. is an Ottawa-based provider of academic software, e-texts and other digital resources.
buyer: Roynat Equity Partners
buyer: Legado Capital
Roynat Equity Partners facilitates growth in established mid-market private companies by providing patient capital, advice and contact networks to Canadian entrepreneurs. Legado Capital is an entrepreneurial investment firm focused on the acquisition of medium sized growing businesses. "
target: Kivuto Solutions Inc.
Kivuto Solutions Inc. was established to simplify the management and distribution of software in higher education. Today, the company’s award-winning platform powers OnTheHub, a network of custom school branded web stores that provides students with discounted academic software.
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closed 12/8/2015 via BusinessWire

Open English LLC., acquired Next University, Inc.

synopsis: Open English, an online English-language learning school in the Americas, announced it has acquired technology education startup Next University. Next University offers digital technology certificates in high-demand areas such as mobile app development, web development and computer programming.
buyer: Open English LLC.
Open English is a leading Education Technology company focused on English language learning for the Latin American and U.S. Hispanic markets. The company was founded in 2007 to reinvent the way to teach English online, to meet the needs of busy working professionals. "
target: Next University, Inc.
Next University is an Education Technology company focused on providing individuals across Latin America with the technical competencies needed for the jobs of tomorrow. They offer students with employer-aligned certification programs in Web Development, JavaScript, and Mobile Android Development.
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closed 10/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired AcadView

synopsis: Online education startup UpGrad has acquired India-based job skilling platform Acadview Software Pvt. Ltd. Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: AcadView
Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
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closed 2/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

Udemy, acquired Talentbuddy

synopsis: Vancouver-based Talentbuddy, an online school that focuses on teaching full stack web development, has been acquired by Udemy, an online learning and teaching marketplace headquartered in San Francisco.
buyer: Udemy
Udemy is the world’s online learning marketplace, where 7 million+ students are taking courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography–and much, much more. Each of its 30,000+ courses is taught by an expert instructor. "
target: Talentbuddy
Talentbuddy is an online school where you can learn the skills to land your JavaScript web development job. Talentbuddy helps users learn with hands-on courses and 1:1 mentorship programs designed by professional JavaScript developers.
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announced 9/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., will acquire Thinkful, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, Inc, the leading student-first connected learning platform, will acquire Thinkful, an online learning platform that offers professional courses directly to students. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$361.18)
Chegg is the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg is the #1 provider of digital and physical textbook rental services. They allow students to rent or buy textbooks at competitive prices. The company also provides student services such as homework help, online tutoring, and more. "
target: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
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$80
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Manipal ProLearn, acquired Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited

synopsis: Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG) has acquired Jigsaw Academy, an online analytics and big data trainer for professionals and students. Jigsaw Academy will become part of Manipal ProLearn, which offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance.
buyer parent: Manipal Education & Medical Group International
buyer: Manipal ProLearn
Manipal ProLearn, part of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd, offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance. Manipal ProLearn helps working professionals and students enhance their skills and fast-track their careers. "
target: Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited
Jigsaw Academy is a global award-winning online analytics and big data training provider. Jigsaw Academy is a group of data scientists and educators who are on a mission to train the next generation of analytics practitioners.
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closed 10/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Trilogy Education Services, acquired The Firehose Project

synopsis: Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator, announced the acquisition of Firehose Project, an immersive online coding platform. The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers.
buyer: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity. "
target: The Firehose Project
The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers. Firehose helps clients become web developers with 1-on-1 mentorship, real-world projects, and career support that works around their busy schedule.
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closed 3/21/2018 via BNC Analysis

Academia de Código, acquired Codeplace

synopsis: Academia de Código, a company in Portugal that teaches children and young unemployed people how to code, has acquired Codeplace, a company that helps people learn web development from scratch by having them build 4 online businesses. Their online platform features over 140 video lectures and helps users learn Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and more.
buyer: Academia de Código
Academia de Código is a company in Portugal that operates boot camps to teach children and young unemployed people how to code. Their students will experience the latest web and mobile software production techniques and accelerate their development skills by using the latest frameworks available. "
target: Codeplace
Codeplace helps people learn web development from scratch by having them build 4 online businesses in 3 months. Their online platform features over 140 video lectures and helps users learn Ruby on Rails, HTML & CSS, JavaScript, database architecture, and Bootstrap.
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closed 12/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Thinkful, Inc., acquired Viking Code School and The Odin Project

synopsis: Thinkful, the school which provides 1-on-1 learning of web development and data science with industry experts, announced that it has acquired both the Viking Code School and The Odin Project, companies that offer online web development programs and training.
buyer: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science."
target: Viking Code School and The Odin Project
Viking Education runs an intensive online web development and job placement apprenticeship program which turns talented students from all backgrounds into world class web developers. The Odin Project is an open source online curriculum for learning web development.
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closed 4/29/2019 via PR Web

Excel Education Systems, Inc., acquired Washington Online Learning Institute

synopsis: Excel Education Systems, Inc., a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, has acquired Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI), an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas.
buyer: Excel Education Systems, Inc.
Excel Education Systems is a leading provider of K-12 and post-secondary distance education services, serving students and schools around the country, and around the world. Excel Education Systems is a for-purpose organization dedicated to transforming the way students learn. "
target: Washington Online Learning Institute
Washington Online Learning Institute (WOLI) is an accredited career college in the US. WOLI offers regionally accredited online certificate and diploma programs and courses to students in all 50 States and overseas. Their subjects include legal studies, business, health care, and IT.
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closed 1/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Social Media Akademie

synopsis: WEKA Group acquired 80% stake of Webculture GmbH (Social Media Akademie) in Mannheim, Germany. Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media.
buyer: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international publishing house based in Kissing, near Augsburg/Munich in Germany and one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses of the world. The Group consists of three business divisions, with 17 media companies in five European countries. "
target: Social Media Akademie
Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media for marketing specialists in companies, agencies, freelancers and job seekers.
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closed 4/4/2006 via PR Newswire

Schoolpop, Inc., acquired OneCause

synopsis: Vesdia, a leader in outsourced loyalty marketing technology and services, and Schoolpop, the largest nontraditional fundraising company for schools and nonprofits, announced their acquisition of OneCause, an online shopping fundraising program for private Catholic and Lutheran schools and churches.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Schoolpop, Inc.
Schoolpop brings together store, catalog and online merchants with parents and the community to raise money for K-12 schools and youth organizations nationwide. "
target: OneCause
OneCause is a unique fundraising system. Onecause.com is a virtual mall of over 300 merchants who designate a percentage of all sales to a qualified not-for-profit organization that you choose to support.
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announced 5/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Baiyang Investment Group, Inc., will acquire Marsera Institute of Digital Arts Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Baiyang Investment Group (Baiyang) is acquiring Beijing Mars Era Technology (Mars). Founded in 2001, Mars operates an online platform that teaches subjects including digital game and animated film design.
buyer: Baiyang Investment Group, Inc. (SZSE:002696:$309.04)
Baiyang Investment Group (Baiyang) was founded in 2000. Awarded as national leading enterprise of agricultural industrialization, Baiyang group has built up a complete industrial chain and the business includes aquatic R&D, aquatic fry breeding and more. "
target: Marsera Institute of Digital Arts Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2001, Marsera Institute of Digital Arts Co., Ltd. operates an online platform that teaches subjects including digital game and animated film design. Marsera offers more than 20 professional courses, including UI design, game design, film and television special effects and more.
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closed 10/4/2007 via BusinessWire

1105 Media, Inc., acquired Education Plaza

synopsis: 1105 Media, Inc., announced today that it has acquired Education Plaza, the first web-based, state-specific resource and information center designed to assist K-12 administrators with their purchasing decisions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. "
target: Education Plaza
Education Plaza operates on a partnership basis with state Superintendents and School Board Associations, delivering an online buyers marketplace for the education community. Education Plaza offers targeted product information on a state-by-state basis.
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announced 12/11/2014 via GlobeNewswire

YY Inc., will acquire edu24ol.com

synopsis: YY Inc., a revolutionary real-time interactive social platform, will fully acquire Beijing Huanqiu Xingxue Technology Development Co., Ltd ("Xingxue") and Beijing Huanqiu Chuangzhi Software Co., Ltd ("Chuangzhi"). Xingxue and Chuangzhi operate the online education website, edu24ol.com, an online vocational training and language training platform.
buyer: YY Inc. (YY:$2,350.17)
YY Inc. is a revolutionary real-time interactive social platform that engages users in real-time online group activities through voice, text and video. YY Client empowers users to create and organize groups of varying sizes to discover and participate in a wide range of online activities. "
target: edu24ol.com
Edu24ol.com is one of China's leading online vocational training and language training platforms. Edu24ol.com generates over half of its revenues from students studying architecture and construction engineering, but also has a strong focus in the medical, finance and accounting subject matter.
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closed 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, acquired Advanced-Online

synopsis: Follett, a trusted partner to schools by taking care of critical details to make schools easier to run, announced its acquisition of Advanced-Online, a leading ecommerce provider of branded merchandise store programs for education and corporate customers.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run. Follett works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Advanced-Online
Advanced-Online is a leading provider of Online Company store Programs. Programs are available to large organizations who want to control spending, protect brand integrity, automate order approval hierarchy and implement budget control features and 24/7 reporting.
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closed 12/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Follett Software Company, acquired NextTier Education

synopsis: Follett announced it has acquired NextTier Education, a cloud-based software solution that provides counselors, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals and ensure every student has equal access to higher education.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: Follett Software Company
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. "
target: NextTier Education
NextTier Education is a cloud-based software solution that provides counselors, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals and ensure every student has equal access to higher education.
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closed 7/12/2018 via PR Newswire

Follett Software Company, acquired Fishtree

synopsis: Follett announced that it has acquired Fishtree, a leading adaptive learning platform that streamlines both the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in school classrooms.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: Follett Software Company
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. "
target: Fishtree
Fishtree is an adaptive learning platform that streamlines the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in classrooms. The platform brings together district-wide resources for every subject, aligns them to any standard and personalizes the experience for each student.
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closed 11/30/2016 via Company Press Release

Follett Corporation, acquired Valore

synopsis: Follett Corporation, a global leader in education and entertainment content distribution, announced it has acquired Valore Inc. and the ValoreBooks marketplace solution for students and bookstores to buy, sell and rent college textbooks online.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to PreK-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Valore
Valore offers innovative solutions that eliminate the inefficiencies throughout the textbook industry, and bring more affordable textbooks and higher quality courseware to students, bookstores, professors, and schools.
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closed 4/18/2016 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, acquired Baker & Taylor, Inc.

synopsis: Follett Corporation, a top provider of technology, services and print and digital content to PreK-12 libraries, schools and higher education institutions, announced that it has acquired Baker & Taylor, LLC, the leading distributor of books, video and music products to public libraries and institutions, and a major wholesaler to retailers worldwide.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to PreK-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor is the premier worldwide distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
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closed 3/30/2016 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, acquired Wobo, Inc.

synopsis: Follett Corporation announced that the company has acquired Wobo, Inc., a leading service for independent managed campus stores to find and purchase books online in volume. The acquisition includes Wobo, Inc. assets including the BookVolume tool, enabling Follett Wholesale to leverage new technology in transforming the Wholesale business.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run. Follett works with 80,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Wobo, Inc.
Founded in 2004, Wobo, Inc. (Woody's Books, Inc.) began as an online vendor of books, cds and dvds. Selling through various online marketplaces provided Wobo, Inc. the foundation to expand into offering software solutions in and out of the book industry.
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closed 2/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Follett Corporation, acquired ClassBook.com

synopsis: Follett announced that it has acquired ClassBook, one of the K-12 education industry’s leaders in customized online bookstores that serve schools, teachers, parents and students. ClassBook provides private and parochial schools with 24/7 bookstores, streamlining and personalizing the ordering and fulfillment process for print and digital textbooks.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run. Follett works with 80,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: ClassBook.com
ClassBook is a leading online textbook and eTextbook retailer founded in 1992, serving primary and secondary private schools. The company pioneered the highly customizable online virtual bookstore that streamlined the buying process for students and their families.
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closed 11/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, acquired Advanced-Online

synopsis: Follett, a trusted partner to schools by taking care of critical details to make schools easier to run, announced its acquisition of Advanced-Online, a leading ecommerce provider of branded merchandise store programs for education and corporate customers.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run. Follett works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Advanced-Online
Advanced-Online is a leading provider of Online Company store Programs. Programs are available to large organizations who want to control spending, protect brand integrity, automate order approval hierarchy and implement budget control features and 24/7 reporting.
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closed 6/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Follett Corporation, acquired Neebo

synopsis: Follett Corporation and Nebraska Book Company announced that Follett has purchased Neebo, Nebraska Book Company's retail store division. The agreement adds more than 200 complementary campus retail stores to Follett's portfolio, making Follett the operator of more than 1,150 local campus stores and 1,600 virtual stores across North America.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett serves over half of the students in the United States, and works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Neebo
Neebo, Inc. supplies new and used textbooks to retail shops and online stores. The Company offers textbooks to students through campus bookstores, retail bookstores, and online. Neebo also sells a range of apparel and school supplies.
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announced 4/8/2013 via PR Newswire

Follett Corporation, will acquire BetterKnow, Inc.

synopsis: Follett Corporation will acquire BetterKnow, Inc. a provider of tools and technology to the higher education marketplace. BetterKnow's products, combined with Follett's footprint on more than 1,000 college and university campuses in North America, will provide instructors and students broader, more affordable access to course materials.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett Corporation provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. The company's divisions include: Follett Higher Education Group; Follett Library Resources; BWI; Follett Educational Services; Follett Software Company and Follett International. "
target: BetterKnow, Inc.
BetterKnow provides an institutional cloud-based service that makes course materials from all sources easily discoverable for instructors, affordable for students, and generates revenue for the institution.
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closed 8/25/2006 via Company Press Release

Follett Software Company, acquired TetraData

synopsis: Edison Venture Fund announced that Follett Software acquired TetraData for an undisclosed amount. TetraData is a leading provider of assessment and analysis solutions for state, regional, district, and school administrators.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: Follett Software Company
Follett Software Company is a division of Follett Corporation, a respected name in education, known initially for building our nation’s school libraries beginning in 1874. "
target parent: Edison Venture Fund
target: TetraData
TetraData produces easy-to-use, high quality measurement, assessment and analysis solutions for state, regional, district, and school administrators.
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closed 7/26/2006 via Company Press Release

Follett Software Company, acquired Sagebrush Library Automation

synopsis: Follett Software Company, the country’s leading provider of K-12 library automation solutions, announced that it has acquired Sagebrush Corporation’s library automation business including Accent™, InfoCentre™, Athena™ and Spectrum™.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: Follett Software Company
Follett Software Company is a division of Follett Corporation, a respected name in education, known initially for building our nation’s school libraries beginning in 1874. "
target parent: Tandem Library Group
target: Sagebrush Library Automation
Sagebrush features the award-winning Sagebrush Accent™, Sagebrush InfoCentre™, Sagebrush Athena™, Sagebrush Spectrum™, and library automation systems, the smart research tool Sagebrush Pinpoint™ and Sagebrush Viewpoint™ for informed, data-driven decision-making.
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closed 2/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Follett Corporation, acquired ClassBook.com

synopsis: Follett announced that it has acquired ClassBook, one of the K-12 education industry’s leaders in customized online bookstores that serve schools, teachers, parents and students. ClassBook provides private and parochial schools with 24/7 bookstores, streamlining and personalizing the ordering and fulfillment process for print and digital textbooks.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run. Follett works with 80,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: ClassBook.com
ClassBook is a leading online textbook and eTextbook retailer founded in 1992, serving primary and secondary private schools. The company pioneered the highly customizable online virtual bookstore that streamlined the buying process for students and their families.
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closed 9/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Freeload Press, Inc., acquired Textbook Revolution

synopsis: Freeload Press, Inc. has purchased Textbook Revolution in a strategic move designed to add more products, expand services and increase resources for college students and other learners around the country. The combined companies will provide extensive resources for students searching for affordable textbooks.
buyer: Freeload Press, Inc.
Freeload Press, Inc. publishes e-textbooks using advertising and corporate sponsorship to reduce costs. The company publishes its own college textbooks and distributes both Freeload Press publications and other publishers’ textbooks. "
target: Textbook Revolution
Textbook Revolution catalogs and hosts free textbooks and websites that could replace books. Each link in the catalog is carefully reviewed and tagged so that users can quickly find and compare books.
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closed 12/31/2006 via

Pearson Education, acquired Paravia Bruno Mondadori Editori

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, today announced the acquisition of an 80% stake in Paravia Bruno Mondadori Editori (PBM), one of Italy's leading educational publishing companies.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. "
target: Paravia Bruno Mondadori Editori
Paravia Bruno Mondadori publishes for all types of Italian schools (primary, lower secondary, upper secondary) and across all subjects (modern languages, maths, science, humanities, grammar/literature, social sciences and vocational) and has a catalogue of more than 3,000 school titles.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$89
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closed 6/1/2015 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Coutts Information Services Limited

synopsis: ProQuest has completed the acquisition of Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary from Ingram Content Group. ProQuest is beginning to integrate assets such as Coutts' expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms that include not only MyiLibrary but OASIS as well.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target parent: Ingram Industries
target: Coutts Information Services Limited
Coutts Information Services Limited provides a range of physical and digital services to the book industry. It serves publishers, small presses, institutions, associations, information professionals, academic libraries, and government organizations.
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