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closed 1/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired Really Good Stuff

synopsis: Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced that its portfolio company, Excelligence Learning Corporation, has acquired Really Good Stuff, Inc. Headquartered in Monroe, CT, Really Good Stuff is a multi-channel marketer of innovative classroom products and teaching tools used primarily in grades K-8.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor and retailer of education products which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools and families. Excelligence offers a broad array of products designed for both classroom and home use. "
target: Really Good Stuff
Really Good Stuff, Inc. is a branded, multi-channel designer and marketer of classroom products and teaching tools, primarily serving grades K-8. The company markets its products through its print, digital and social media channels, as well as its dedicated sales force.
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closed 5/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

Hopscotch Wholesale Trading Pvt. Ltd., acquired SkoolShop.com

synopsis: Hopscotch, a portal that sells products for children, has acquired an online school supplies retailer SkoolShop. Their product range includes Text Books, Work Books, Activity Books, School Bags, CD-ROMs, Flash Cards, Learning Electronics, Art Packs, Craft Kits, Science Kits, E-Learning, Educational Holidays, etc.
buyer: Hopscotch Wholesale Trading Pvt. Ltd.
Hopscotch is an online store offering insider access to today’s top baby and kids brands from around the world, at unbeatable prices. From apparel, to shoes, and other goodies, they hand select the best styles and products for parents, their baby, and their children. "
target parent: Blume Venture Advisors
target: SkoolShop.com
SkoolShop.com is an online retailer for school & education. Their product range includes Text Books, Work Books, Activity Books, School Bags, CD-ROMs, Flash Cards, Learning Electronics, Art Packs, Craft Kits, Science Kits, E-Learning, Educational Holidays, etc.
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cancelled 1/28/2013 via

Bayside Capital, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of School Specialty, Inc.

synopsis: School Specialty Inc. (SCHS ), a Greenville-based provider of K-12 educational materials and school supplies, reported reaching an asset purchase agreement with an affiliate of Bayside Capital, Inc., pursuant to which School Specialty proposes to sell its assets as a going concern via. a court-supervised sale process.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Bayside Capital, Inc.
Bayside Capital is a credit oriented investment firm with more than $4.5 billion under management. Focused on middle market companies, they invest across several segments of the primary and secondary debt capital markets with an emphasis on long term returns. "
target: School Specialty, Inc. (OTCPK:SCOO:$674.03)
School Specialty is the industry's largest provider of educational products, services and programs including Classroom Supplies, Arts products, Special Needs Resources, Math, Science, Reading, Physical Education, planning, etc.
price ($mm)
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$694
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$38
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closed 1/5/2009 via BusinessWire

Journey Education Marketing, Inc., acquired Academic Superstore

synopsis: Journey Education Marketing, Inc., the leading multi-channel software marketer to K-12 and post-secondary education, announced that it has acquired Austin-based Academic Superstore, one of the fastest-growing, education-focused e-tailers in North America.
buyer: Journey Education Marketing, Inc.
Journey Education Marketing, Inc. is the leading multi-channel software marketer to the K-12 and post-secondary academic markets. It sells to students, faculty, staff, educational institutions and public school districts. "
target: Academic Superstore
Academic Superstore is committed exclusively to academic customers, offering thousands of top hardware and full-version software titles at great discounts. We have partnered with the top technology manufacturers to bring excellent service and prices to students, schools, and teachers.
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closed 7/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Noah Education merged with Rainbow Education Holding Limited,

synopsis: Noah Education Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of education services in China, has merged with Rainbow Education Holding Limited. Noah owns and operates 48 high-end kindergartens, five primary and secondary schools and operates 10 supplemental education centers, which focuses on English language training for children aged 3-12.
buyer: Rainbow Education Holding Limited
Rainbow Education Holding Limited is a holding company based in China. "
target: Noah Education (NED:$37.23)
Noah Education Holdings Ltd. is a leading provider of education services in China. The Company operates in three different segments, with a focus on English language training, high-end kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, and supplemental education.
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closed 3/31/2005 via

Random House, Inc., purchased a minority stake in American Reading Company

synopsis: Random House, the world's biggest publisher of consumer books, said on Wednesday its investment arm has become a significant minority shareholder in Philadelphia-based American Reading Co., but financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Random House, Inc.
Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, provides the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. Random House is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world. "
target: American Reading Company
Founded by Jane Hileman and a team of veteran educators, the idea for American Reading Company grew out of the real-world experience of reading success—and failure—in both urban and suburban classrooms. She and her colleagues established American Reading Company for two missions: First, to provide t
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closed 1/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired Really Good Stuff

synopsis: Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced that its portfolio company, Excelligence Learning Corporation, has acquired Really Good Stuff, Inc. Headquartered in Monroe, CT, Really Good Stuff is a multi-channel marketer of innovative classroom products and teaching tools used primarily in grades K-8.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor and retailer of education products which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools and families. Excelligence offers a broad array of products designed for both classroom and home use. "
target: Really Good Stuff
Really Good Stuff, Inc. is a branded, multi-channel designer and marketer of classroom products and teaching tools, primarily serving grades K-8. The company markets its products through its print, digital and social media channels, as well as its dedicated sales force.
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closed 8/1/2018 via PR Newswire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired LifeCubby

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leader in the childhood education industry, announced its acquisition of LifeCubby, the recognized leader in early childhood education childcare center management and family engagement software.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of educational products, primarily for early childhood learning centers, elementary schools, PTAs, and consumers. The company has three core divisions: Supplies, Equipment, and Services. "
target: LifeCubby
LifeCubby provides a set of cloud-based child care management software tools that bring efficiency and functionality to the childcare center. LifeCubby is positioned to give teachers and families a feature set and user interface built specifically for their needs and preferences.
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closed 4/19/2017 via PR Newswire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired Frog Street Press

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading provider of educational tools and solutions to early childhood and elementary school teachers, has acquired Frog Street Press Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive early childhood education solutions for children of ages 0 – 5 years to public schools, Head Start programs and early child care centers.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of over 20,000 innovative, high-quality and grade-appropriate educational products and teaching solutions. The company has three core divisions: Supplies, Equipment, and Services. "
target: Frog Street Press
Frog Street Press is a leading provider of comprehensive early childhood education solutions for children of ages 0-5 years to public schools, Head Start programs and early child care centers. They equip early childhood educators with best-in-class curricular programs with proven learning outcomes.
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closed 3/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired Childcare Education Institute

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading provider of educational tools and solutions to early childhood and elementary school teachers and parents, has acquired ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI). CCEI is a leading provider of online professional development and data systems for the early child care and education market.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of over 20,000 innovative, high-quality and grade-appropriate educational products and teaching solutions. The company has three core divisions: Supplies, Equipment, and Services. "
target: Childcare Education Institute
ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) provides online professional development & training & education certificates to the early childhood market. CCEI offers programs across an array of early childhood settings, including preschool centers, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms & more.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired Really Good Stuff

synopsis: Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced that its portfolio company, Excelligence Learning Corporation, has acquired Really Good Stuff, Inc. Headquartered in Monroe, CT, Really Good Stuff is a multi-channel marketer of innovative classroom products and teaching tools used primarily in grades K-8.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor and retailer of education products which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools and families. Excelligence offers a broad array of products designed for both classroom and home use. "
target: Really Good Stuff
Really Good Stuff, Inc. is a branded, multi-channel designer and marketer of classroom products and teaching tools, primarily serving grades K-8. The company markets its products through its print, digital and social media channels, as well as its dedicated sales force.
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closed 1/6/2015 via BusinessWire

Brentwood Associates, acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation

synopsis: Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced it has acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation. Excelligence is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of educational products, which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
buyer: Brentwood Associates
Brentwood Associates is a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm with over $1.2 billion of capital under management and a 30-year history of investing in leading middle-market growth companies. "
target parent: Sterling Investment Partners
target: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of educational products, which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
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closed 8/1/2011 via Company Press Release

Sterling Investment Partners, acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation

synopsis: Sterling Investment Partners, a leading Westport, CT based, private equity firm, announced the closing of the acquisition of Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of educational products and supplies for child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
buyer: Sterling Investment Partners
Sterling Investment Partners (“Sterling”) makes private equity investments in middle-market businesses that have strong, sustainable competitive advantages and growth potential. Sterling works as partners with management to build companies that have enduring value. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of educational products, which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
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closed 11/29/2006 via BusinessWire

Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation announced that its stockholders voted to approve the Merger with an affiliate of Thoma Cressey Equity Partners. Also shortly after the approval of the Merger Agreement by its stockholders, Excelligence announced the consummation of the Merger.
buyer: Thoma Cressey Equity Partners
Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 25 years. "
target: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a developer, manufacturer and retailer of educational products which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools and consumers.
price ($mm)
$120
rev ($mm)
$138
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$9
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0.9x
EV / EBITDA
13.9x
closed 1/6/2015 via BusinessWire

Brentwood Associates, acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation

synopsis: Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced it has acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation. Excelligence is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of educational products, which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
buyer: Brentwood Associates
Brentwood Associates is a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm with over $1.2 billion of capital under management and a 30-year history of investing in leading middle-market growth companies. "
target parent: Sterling Investment Partners
target: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of educational products, which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
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closed 8/1/2011 via Company Press Release

Sterling Investment Partners, acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation

synopsis: Sterling Investment Partners, a leading Westport, CT based, private equity firm, announced the closing of the acquisition of Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of educational products and supplies for child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
buyer: Sterling Investment Partners
Sterling Investment Partners (“Sterling”) makes private equity investments in middle-market businesses that have strong, sustainable competitive advantages and growth potential. Sterling works as partners with management to build companies that have enduring value. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of educational products, which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
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closed 11/29/2006 via BusinessWire

Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation announced that its stockholders voted to approve the Merger with an affiliate of Thoma Cressey Equity Partners. Also shortly after the approval of the Merger Agreement by its stockholders, Excelligence announced the consummation of the Merger.
buyer: Thoma Cressey Equity Partners
Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 25 years. "
target: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a developer, manufacturer and retailer of educational products which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools and consumers.
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$120
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$138
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$9
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closed 2/8/2012 via PR Newswire

Teaching Strategies, Inc., purchased Parenting Counts from Talaris Institute

synopsis: Teaching Strategies has acquired the Parenting Counts product line, developed by the Talaris Institute, a non-profit organization founded by Bruce and Jolene McCaw. Parenting Counts is a research-based family of products designed to support parents and caregivers in raising socially and emotionally healthy children.
buyer parent: Chicago Growth Partners
buyer: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies is a dynamic educational publishing company that serves the early childhood community exclusively, bringing curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through kindergarten. "
seller: Talaris Institute
The Parenting Counts product line includes over 140 resources, such as parenting kits, books, videos, handouts, and online resources. Parenting Counts also offers resources for early learning professionals, including a new, innovative 20-hour online training program.
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