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closed 8/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Khan Academy, acquired Duck Duck Moose

synopsis: Duck Duck Moose, a US-based edtech company backed by Stanford University, has been acquired by education non-profit organisation Khan Academy. Founded in 2008, Duck Duck Moose has created a suite of 21 educational mobile apps aimed primarily at young children aged two to seven.
buyer: Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a 501(c)3 non‐profit with a mission of providing a free world‐class education for anyone, anywhere. Their free online educational resources include practice problems, instructional lessons, and learning tools to support personalized education for users of all ages. "
target: Duck Duck Moose
Duck Duck Moose is an award-winning creator of educational children's mobile applications for iOS and Android. It was founded in 2008 by three parents who share a passion for children, music, education, design and play.
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closed 6/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

Animoca Brands, acquired TinyTap

synopsis: Animoca Brands, a mobile game developer in Hong Kong, has acquired an 80.45% stake in TinyTap Limited, an educational games platform based in Israel. TinyTap allows families, teachers and students to learn from each other by creating their own learning apps. Their platform offers over 200,000 activities and courses created by teachers worldwide.
buyer: Animoca Brands (ASX:AB1:$8.69)
Hong Kong-based Animoca Brands leverages gamification, blockchain, and AI technologies to develop and publish a broad portfolio of mobile products including games such as The Sandbox and Crazy Kings as well as products based on popular intellectual properties such as Garfield and Thomas & Friends. "
target: TinyTap
TinyTap is an educational games and interactive lessons platform based in Israel. TinyTap allows families, teachers and students to learn from each other by creating their own learning apps. Their platform offers over 200,000 activities and courses created by teachers worldwide.
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closed 3/16/2022 via BusinessWire

Tilting Point, acquired Budge

synopsis: Tilting Point, a leading free-to-play games publisher, has acquired Canada-based Budge Studios, one of the world’s biggest mobile developers within the children’s entertainment and education category. Budge Studios’ app portfolio includes titles featuring many leading brands like Barbie, Paw Patrol, Transformers, and Hello Kitty, among others.
buyer: Tilting Point
Tilting Point is a leading free-to-play publisher that powers up live games using deep marketing and product expertise, cutting-edge technology and a user acquisition war chest. Its most successful games include SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off, Star Trek Timelines, and Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest. "
target: Budge
Canada-based Budge Studios entertains and educates children around the world through innovation, creativity and fun. Its high-quality app portfolio consists of original and branded properties, including Barbie, Transformers, Hot Wheels, My Little Pony Strawberry Shortcake, Hello Kitty and many more.
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closed 2/9/2022 via BusinessWire

Sandbox & Co., acquired PlayKids

synopsis: Sandbox & Co, a London-based millennial education company, has acquired PlayKids from Movile, a technology investor in Latin America. PlayKids is a digital education platform in Brazil. Their app features cartoons, books, educational games, and interactive activities for children aged 2-6. They also offer a children's book-subscription service.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox is a London-based millennial education company with engaging online products and services that make learning fun. Sandbox brands embrace technological advancements, focus on globally relevant core subjects that center on families’ interests, and help develop 21st century skills. "
target parent: Naspers Ltd.
target: PlayKids
PlayKids is a leading digital education platform in Brazil. PlayKids provides a mobile app that features cartoons, books, educational games, and interactive activities for children aged 2-6. They also offer a children's book-subscription service through their Leiturinha brand.
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closed 3/31/2021 via BusinessWire

Sandbox & Co., acquired Fingerprint, Inc.

synopsis: UK-based Sandbox & Co., a strategic operator of millennial learning and entertainment companies, has acquired Fingerprint, a global provider of digital content for kids and families, to form Sandbox Kids. The new company will deliver on-demand, multimedia, multi-platform, digital subscription services for children and families around the world.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
UK-based Sandbox is an education company with engaging online products and services that make learning fun. At the intersection of the digital, learning, and media industries, Sandbox embraces technological advancements and focus on globally relevant core subjects that centre on 21st century skills."
target: Fingerprint, Inc.
Fingerprint is a leading global provider of digital content for kids and families. Fingerprint licenses its on-demand, multimedia, multiplatform super app Kidomi to OEMs, mobile carriers, Pay TV companies and retailers worldwide to help them better connect with families in a safe and meaningful way.
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closed 10/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd., acquired Paper Boat Apps

synopsis: Nazara Technologies, a leading mobile games publisher in India, has acquired a 51% stake in Paper Boat Apps, a Mumbai-based indie studio that creates fun edutainment apps for children. Paper Boat Apps' flagship product, Kiddopia, is a subscription-based app that provides creative activities for math, language skills, social skills and more.
buyer: Nazara Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (BSE:543280:$69.18)
Nazara is a leading mobile games publisher focused on the large mobile consumer base in India and other emerging markets. In addition to publishing a range of branded and original mobile games, Nazara also runs gaming subscription service across 60 countries. "
target: Paper Boat Apps
Paper Boat Apps is a Mumbai-based indie studio that creates fun edutainment apps for children. Paper Boat Apps' flagship product, Kiddopia, is an award-winning subscription-based app that provides a wide array of creative and stimulating activities for math, language skills, social skills and more.
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closed 4/26/2017 via BNC Analysis

Scholastic Inc., acquired Ooka Island

synopsis: Ooka Island, a game based reading program, announced that is has been acquired by Scholastic. Ooka Island has 80 hours of educational games and 85 eBooks wrapped in a 24-level adventure that teaches mastery of the five foundational skills to enable children to read confidently.
buyer: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,679.40)
Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. "
target: Ooka Island
Ooka Island is an adaptive, game-based learn to read program that develops strong early reading skills through 24 levels of educational activities and 85 ebooks. They've combined research and scientifically-proven concepts to teach the five foundational skills needed to become a confident reader.
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closed 7/27/2016 via Company Press Release

Unique Heritage Media, acquired Pili Pop Labs

synopsis: Unique Heritage Media announced the acquisition of Pili Pop Labs, a leader in language learning for children on mobile devices. The French start-up Pili Pop Labs has two language learning applications, Pili Pop English and Pili Pop Español, which use a unique voice recognition engine that analyzes the pronunciation of children to help them improve.
buyer: Unique Heritage Media
Unique Heritage Media (UHM) is a media group dedicated to the youth and to their entourage. Its ambition is to enable young people to grow and play while learning and discovering the world. UHM develops fifteen strong brands in the press, book, or digital sector. "
target: Pili Pop Labs
Pili Pop Labs is a Paris-based company specializing in language learning for children. With two apps, Pili Pop English and Pili Pop Español, available on iPhone and iPad, their goal is to help children learn English and Spanish while having fun.
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closed 5/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Jonathan Kim and Hyounghoon Han, acquired Bigstar Global

synopsis: RNTS Media N.V. announces the divestment of its subsidiary BIGSTAR Global Ltd. ("BSG"), a Seoul, Korea-based developer of digital educational content for children, to a group of private investors led by Korean-American entrepreneur Jonathan Kim and BSG's CEO Hyounghoon Han.
buyer: Jonathan Kim and Hyounghoon Han
Jonathan Kim is a Korean-American entrepreneur and Hyounghoon Han is Bigstar Global's CEO. "
target parent: RNTS Media
target: Bigstar Global
Bigstar Global has been one of the leading educational content developers and providers for young children. Their main focus is developing and publishing engaging digital content across multiple platforms including smart phones, tablets, and smart TVs.
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$1.50
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$7
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$1
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closed 1/28/2015 via BusinessWire

Fingerprint, Inc., acquired Cognitive Kid

synopsis: Fingerprint announced that it has acquired Cognitive Kid. Cognitive Kid is the creator of the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning Ansel and Clair children’s educational app series. These apps combine thought provoking educational content with fun, engaging gameplay and interactions that keep children engaged and entertained.
buyer: Fingerprint, Inc.
Fingerprint is a mobile technology company that powers games and curates play-and-learn content to targeted customers around the world through dedicated mobile networks. Industry leaders in mobile technology, edutainment, broadcast and more license it's technology platform and content solution. "
target: Cognitive Kid
Cognitive Kid is the creator of the critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning Ansel and Clair children’s educational app series. These apps combine thought provoking educational content with fun, engaging gameplay and interactions that keep children engaged and entertained.
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closed 12/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Kingdom Games, acquired 4Soils

synopsis: Kingdom Games announced it has closed its acquisition of the assets of 4Soils, a Stanford-based Children’s Bible app producer. 4Soils is well-known for its Biblically-centered digital experiences for children. With this acquisition, Kingdom Games strengthens its mission to provide ethical and moral games to upcoming generations of all ages.
buyer: Kingdom Games
Kingdom Games is the industry leader of thoughtful gaming; the most reliable and trusted source in the market place for games that are family appropriate for all ages. Based on Biblical themes, Kingdom Games products are both entertaining and educational. "
target: 4Soils
4Soils brings Biblically centered digital experiences for children on mobile devices like iPad and iPhone. All elements of the stories are carefully and faithfully written to accurately reflect the facts in the Bible and includes interactive games, coloring, and songs.
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closed 5/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

TabTale, acquired Coco Play Limited

synopsis: TabTale has acquired the educational game developer Coco Play, giving the Israeli publisher a crucial foothold in the Chinese market. Cocoplay is a professional kids app developer consisting of passionate people and parents who has many years' experience in mobile game industry, dedicating to develop high quality games and apps for children.
buyer: TabTale
TabTale founders took the multi-disciplinary approach to tablets dynamic and interactive kids' apps using: Psychology, Creative Technology, User experience and a great platform: CreativeCenter. "
target: Coco Play Limited
Cocoplay is a professional kids app developer consisting of passionate people and parents who has many years' experience in mobile game industry, dedicating to develop high quality games and apps for children.
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closed 10/30/2013 via Publishers Weekly

KiwiTech, acquired Ruckus Media Group, Inc.

synopsis: KiwiTech, a Washington, D.C.-based mobile technology company, has acquired a 75% interest in Ruckus Media, an interactive children’s multimedia app, education and retail platform. Its latest release, the Ruckus app delights children with interactive storybooks featuring favorite brands (Hasbro, Crayola, SeaWorld).
buyer: KiwiTech
At KiwiTech, they use their expertise to help clients create outstanding apps. Using their consultative approach, they provide guidance on features and business models that make sense for businesses and their brand, well before a project is underway. "
target: Ruckus Media Group, Inc.
Ruckus Media Group creates interactive applications for mobile devices designed to entertain and educate children. Its latest release, the Ruckus app delights children with interactive storybooks featuring favorite brands (Hasbro, Crayola, SeaWorld).
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closed 3/3/2013 via BNC Analysis

TabTale, acquired Kids Games Club

synopsis: TabTale, a publisher of children’s and family apps, has bought Kids Games Club, maker of apps like “Paint Sparkles”. Kids Games Club develops educational applications for smart phones.
buyer: TabTale
TabTale founders took the multi-disciplinary approach to tablets dynamic and interactive kids' apps using: Psychology, Creative Technology, User experience and a great platform: CreativeCenter. "
target: Kids Games Club
Kids Games Club Ltd. develops educational applications for smart phones, like "Paint Sparkles".
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$4.00
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closed 5/20/2015 via PE Hub

Sandbox & Co., acquired Family Education Network

synopsis: Sandbox & Co., an industry-focused investor committed to building businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors, has acquired Family Education Network (FEN) from Pearson. FEN is an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox is an industry-focused investor committed to building and supporting businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors. Founded in 2014, the partners of Sandbox have a long track-record of acquiring, transforming and scaling businesses and brands internationally. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Family Education Network
Family Education Network is the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. The company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
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closed 4/4/2016 via PR Newswire

VTech Holdings Ltd, acquired LeapFrog

synopsis: VTech Holdings Limited, a global leader in electronic learning products and cordless telephones, announced that the company has completed its acquisition of LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., a leading developer of educational entertainment for children.
buyer: VTech Holdings Ltd (SEHK:303:$1,907.10)
VTech is the global leader in electronic learning products from infancy to preschool and the world's largest manufacturer of cordless phones. VTech has been a pioneer in the electronic learning toy category with innovative products that provide fun and learning to children across the world. "
target: LeapFrog (LF:$222.94)
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in innovative solutions that encourage a child's curiosity and love of learning throughout their early developmental journey. LeapFrog has helped children expand their knowledge and imagination through award-winning products led by the LeapFrog Learning Team.
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announced 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Google Inc., will acquire Launchpad Toys

synopsis: Google is buying the kids app-maker Launchpad Toys. Launchpad Toys develops digital toys and tools that empower kids to create, learn and share their ideas through play. They make a handful of popular mobile apps for children including an augmented reality app called TeleStory and an animation storytelling tool called Toontastic.
buyer: Google Inc. (GOOGL:$257,637.00)
Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses with measurable results, while enhancing the overall web experience for users. "
target: Launchpad Toys
Launchpad Toys develops digital toys and tools that empower kids to create, learn and share their ideas through play.
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closed 8/4/2014 via PR Newswire

LeapFrog, acquired KidZui

synopsis: LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc., the leader in children's educational entertainment, announced that it has acquired KidZui, the leading kid-friendly internet browser. Created in 2006, the KidZui technology offers a kid-safe web experience and currently powers LeapSearch on all LeapFrog Wi-Fi enabled children's tablets.
buyer: LeapFrog (LF:$222.94)
LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. is the leader in educational entertainment for children. For nearly 20 years, LeapFrog has created award-winning learning solutions that combine educational expertise, innovative technology and a child's love for fun. "
target parent: Saban Capital Group
target: KidZui
KidZui is the leading kid-friendly internet browser. Created in 2006, the KidZui technology offers a kid-safe web experience. Once downloaded, KidZui provides kids access to millions of pre-loaded kid-friendly websites, YouTube videos, online games, and pictures.
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announced 7/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Team17 Digital Ltd, will acquire Touch Press Inc.

synopsis: Team17 Group plc entered into an agreement to acquire Touch Press Inc. Touch Press integrates the award-winning portfolios of three leading app developers (Amplify Games, StoryToys, and Touchpress) to form a digital education and publishing powerhouse for the Touch Generation.
buyer: Team17 Digital Ltd (AIM:TM17:$115.28)
Headquartered in the UK, Team17 is an independent developer and games label for premium games. The company collaborates with fellow developers around the globe, sharing its expertise from creation to launch across PC, console, and mobile devices. "
target: Touch Press Inc.
Touch Press integrates the award-winning portfolios of three leading app developers (Amplify Games, StoryToys, and Touchpress) to form a digital education and publishing powerhouse for the Touch Generation. Touch Press Inc. released My Very Hungry Caterpillar AR (Augmented Reality) in 2017.
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announced 2/17/2017 via Market Wire

Adaiah Distribution Inc., will acquire 3D Pioneer Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Adaiah Distribution is to acquire multiple assets from 3D Pioneer Systems Inc. The assets include intellectual property for 3D printer development, a project for the development of a 3D printing platform and marketplace and the first app, of a series of children's apps, called Save Your Planet Kids.
buyer: Adaiah Distribution Inc.
Adaiah Distribution, Inc. is a holding company based out of Madona, Latvia. The company was founded in 2013. "
target: 3D Pioneer Systems, Inc.
The assets being acquired from 3D Pioneer Systems Inc. include intellectual property for 3D printer development, a project for the development of a 3D printing platform and marketplace and the first app, of a series of children's apps, called Save Your Planet Kids.
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$2.12
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closed 8/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Khan Academy, acquired Duck Duck Moose

synopsis: Duck Duck Moose, a US-based edtech company backed by Stanford University, has been acquired by education non-profit organisation Khan Academy. Founded in 2008, Duck Duck Moose has created a suite of 21 educational mobile apps aimed primarily at young children aged two to seven.
buyer: Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a 501(c)3 non‐profit with a mission of providing a free world‐class education for anyone, anywhere. Their free online educational resources include practice problems, instructional lessons, and learning tools to support personalized education for users of all ages. "
target: Duck Duck Moose
Duck Duck Moose is an award-winning creator of educational children's mobile applications for iOS and Android. It was founded in 2008 by three parents who share a passion for children, music, education, design and play.
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closed 8/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Khan Academy, acquired Duck Duck Moose

synopsis: Duck Duck Moose, a US-based edtech company backed by Stanford University, has been acquired by education non-profit organisation Khan Academy. Founded in 2008, Duck Duck Moose has created a suite of 21 educational mobile apps aimed primarily at young children aged two to seven.
buyer: Khan Academy
Khan Academy is a 501(c)3 non‐profit with a mission of providing a free world‐class education for anyone, anywhere. Their free online educational resources include practice problems, instructional lessons, and learning tools to support personalized education for users of all ages. "
target: Duck Duck Moose
Duck Duck Moose is an award-winning creator of educational children's mobile applications for iOS and Android. It was founded in 2008 by three parents who share a passion for children, music, education, design and play.
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announced 5/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Nippon Mirai Capital Co., Ltd., will acquire Alc Press Inc.

synopsis: ALC Press, a listed language-focused educational service provider, has approved a tender offer from Nippon Mirai Capital and plans to go private. ALC Press provides language learning materials as well as learning courses over the internet.
buyer: Nippon Mirai Capital Co., Ltd.
Nippon Mirai Capital Co., Ltd. is an independent investment fund. They focus on growing the enterprise value of their investments and sharing the value with stakeholders. "
target: Alc Press Inc.
ALC Press Inc. is a language-focused educational service provider. It engages in the planning, production, and sale of materials for distance learning in Japan.
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closed 6/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

IXL Learning, acquired Curiosity Media

synopsis: IXL Learning, an integrated learning platform, has acquired Curiosity Media, a creator of innovative language learning platforms. Curiosity Media empowers people to more effectively communicate in Spanish and English. Their Spanish learning websites, SpanishDict, inglés.com, and Fluencia, provide reliable resources for speaking English and Spanish.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 80 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
target: Curiosity Media
Curiosity Media is a creator of innovative language learning platforms. Curiosity Media empowers people to more effectively communicate in Spanish and English. Their Spanish learning websites, SpanishDict, inglés.com, and Fluencia, provide reliable resources for speaking English and Spanish.
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closed 1/26/2022 via BusinessWire

eLearning Brothers, acquired Origin Learning Inc.

synopsis: eLearning Brothers announced the acquisition of Origin Learning, based out of Chennai, India. Origin offers comprehensive learning content & technology services and products to market-leading enterprises globally, supporting them in achieving their goals by delivering result-driven digital learning solutions.
buyer: eLearning Brothers
eLearning Brothers is a leader in corporate learning technology and custom training development solutions. Its suite of integrated training development and delivery tools includes Lectora, a course authoring tool, CenarioVR for creating VR experiences, and the eLearning Brother’s Asset Library. "
target: Origin Learning Inc.
Origin offers comprehensive learning content & technology services and products to market-leading enterprises globally, supporting them in achieving their goals by delivering result-driven digital learning solutions.
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closed 1/4/2022 via BNC Analysis

Semcon AB, acquired Walkgrove Limited

synopsis: Semcon is expanding its offering in digital learning by establishing a local presence in a new geographic market through the acquisition of UK-based Walkgrove. Walkgrove began operating back in 1994 and the company has a long tradition of providing high-quality learning solutions.
buyer: Semcon AB (OM:SEMC:$179.87)
Semcon is an international technology company that develops products based on human needs. With more than 2,200 specialised employees, Semcon has the ability to take care of the entire product development cycle, from strategy and technology development to design and product information. "
target: Walkgrove Limited
UK-based Walkgrove began operating back in 1994 and the company has a long tradition of providing high-quality learning solutions. Walkgrove’s 20 employees have broad expertise in the development and production of learning material, with 85 per cent of its current portfolio being digital.
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closed 11/3/2021 via BusinessWire

State Space Labs, Inc., acquired ProGuides

synopsis: Statespace, developer of neuroscience-based performance training solutions, including Aim Lab, the first-person shooter (FPS) aim trainer of choice for more than 20 million players, has acquired ProGuides, a online platform that offers premium courses and on demand video game coaching.
buyer: State Space Labs, Inc.
Statespace Labs provides performance analytics to mental training across gaming and digital health. Its portfolio of products includes Aim Lab, a first-person shooter aim trainer, and Playerbase, a subscription platform that connects gaming coaches with players who want to improve their skills. "
target: ProGuides
ProGuides was founded in 2015 with one mission: to help gamers take their play to a new level. Members access premium courses and on demand game coaching. ProGuides currently has 500+ lessons featuring 60+ of the best eSports pros from Fortnite, League of Legends, Hearthstone, and more.
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Baring Private Equity Asia, will acquire Straive

synopsis: Partners Group, a leading global private markets firm, has agreed to sell Straive (formerly SPi Global), a leading global provider of technology-driven content and data solutions, to funds affiliated with Baring Private Equity Asia ("BPEA"). Straive provides a suite of technology-driven platforms and services for the creation of e-learning content.
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Hong Kong-based Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of the largest and most established private alternative investment firms in Asia, with assets under management of approximately US$20 billion. "
target parent: Partners Group Holding AG
target: Straive
Straive (earlier known as SPi Global) is a market leading content technology enterprise that provides data services, subject matter expertise (SME) and technology solutions to multiple domains such as research content, e-Learning/EdTech and data/information providers.
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closed 7/21/2021 via PR Web

TrueFire Studios, acquired ArtistWorks.com

synopsis: TrueFire Studios, an alliance of the world’s leading online music education companies, has acquired ArtistWorks.com, an online music learning platform. ArtistWorks.com enables musicians to "teach the world"​ by presenting their musical legacy in the form of HD video lessons to subscribing students.
buyer parent: Growth Catalyst Partners
buyer: TrueFire Studios
TrueFire Studios is an alliance of the world’s leading online music education companies. TrueFire Studios provides affordable, anytime, anywhere access to best-in-class artists and the most comprehensive music lesson library on the planet, across all major instrument categories. "
target: ArtistWorks.com
ArtistWorks.com is an online music learning platform. ArtistWorks.com enables musicians to "teach the world"​ by presenting their musical legacy in the form of HD video lessons to subscribing students. They offer courses for guitar, cello, flute, violin, drums, piano, and more.
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closed 7/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

RV Life Network, acquired RV Masterclass

synopsis: RV LIFE Network, a digital network of over 30 RV websites, has acquired RV Masterclass, an online educational platform focused on RVing. RV Masterclass provides educational courses and articles to help people start their RV journey. They offer courses for boondocking, full-time RVing, RV buying, mobile internet, and more.
buyer parent: Social Knowledge LLC
buyer: RV Life Network
RV Life Network is a digital network of over 30 RV websites with an annual audience of tens of millions of readers. RV Life Network operates some of the most popular RV websites including: RVLife.com, DoItYourselfRV.com, CampgroundReviews.com, and iRV2.com "
target: RV Masterclass
RV Masterclass is an online educational platform focused on RVing. RV Masterclass provides educational courses and articles to help people start their RV journey. They offer courses for boondocking, full-time RVing, RV buying, mobile internet, and more.
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Marlowe plc, acquired Cylix Limited

synopsis: Marlowe plc, the UK leader in business critical services and software which assure safety and regulatory compliance, has acquired eLearning software platform Cylix Limited. Cylix, established in 2002, is based in Bath and provides accredited equality, diversity, wellbeing and health & safety eLearning courses to companies across the UK.
buyer: Marlowe plc (MRL.L:$243.20)
Marlowe is the UK leader in specialist services which assure safety and regulatory compliance. The company was formed to create sustainable shareholder value through the acquisition and development of businesses that provide regulated safety and compliance services. "
target: Cylix Limited
Cylix, established in 2002, is based in Bath and provides accredited equality, diversity, wellbeing and health & safety eLearning courses to companies across the UK.
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$1
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closed 2/4/2021 via PR Web

Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc., acquired Campfire Collective

synopsis: Kalkomey Enterprises, a leading provider of online recreational safety education, has acquired Campfire Collective, an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, and more.
buyer parent: Cove Hill Partners
buyer: Kalkomey Enterprises, Inc.
Kalkomey is a leading provider of online recreational safety education, certifications, and cloud-based agency management solutions. Through its modern learning management system, Kalkomey delivers regulatory-approved safety education courses and certifications in all 50 U.S. States. "
target: Campfire Collective
Campfire Collective is an online provider of safety education for outdoor pursuits in Canada. Campfire Collective offers digital content that helps people to discover, learn and optimize their outdoor experience. They have courses for boating, hunting, sledding, off-roading, and paddling.
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closed 4/6/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Pluralsight

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a leading global investment firm focused on enterprise software, data and technology-enabled business.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista is a leading global investment firm with more than $73 billion in assets under management. The firm exclusively invests in enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled organizations across private equity, credit, public equity, and permanent capital strategies. "
target: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$391.87)
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes, and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,715 [$3,885]
rev ($mm)
$376
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
10.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Play Magnus AS, acquired iChess.net

synopsis: Play Magnus Group, a Norwegian chess training platform, has acquired iChess.net, a chess content company. iChess.net publishes free and paid chess videos and articles. They have produced more than 400 chess courses with 2,000 hours of premium chess video content. They offer courses for beginners, advanced chess, attacking chess, and more.
buyer: Play Magnus AS (OB:PMG-ME:$14.61)
Headquartered in Norway, Play Magnus is a chess training platform. Magnus Trainer’s effective and engaging lessons are perfect for total beginners to intermediate players, but also includes advanced topics for experienced players and lifelong learners. "
target: iChess.net
iChess.net is a chess content company. iChess.net publishes free and paid chess videos and articles. They have produced more than 400 chess courses with 2,000 hours of premium chess video content. They offer courses for beginners, advanced chess, attacking chess, and more.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 7/1/2020 via PR Newswire

TN Marketing, acquired Bluprint

synopsis: TN Marketing, a Minneapolis-based global online video subscription and streaming business focused on creating communities by engaging people with their passions, has acquired assets of Bluprint from NBCUniversal.  Bluprint is a subscription video on demand service featuring online courses of video content surrounding crafts and hobbies.
buyer: TN Marketing
TN Marketing is a global online video subscription and streaming business focused on creating communities by engaging people with their passions. Its how-to instructional content is centered around lifelong hobbies and reaches members in more than 150 countries. "
target parent: Comcast Corporation
target: Bluprint
Bluprint is a subscription video on demand service featuring online courses and other forms of video content surrounding crafts, hobbies and lifestyle topics that was launched as Craftsy in 2011.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Semcon AB, acquired Xtractor

synopsis: Semcon, an international product development company, has acquired Xtractor, a leading Swedish provider of workplace learning. Xtractor provides bespoke e-learning, blended learning, and corporate LMS solutions. They offer interactive courses for sustainability, digitization, digital health, GDPR, information security, and diversity.
buyer: Semcon AB (OM:SEMC:$179.87)
Semcon is an international technology company that develops products based on human needs. With more than 2,200 specialised employees, Semcon has the ability to take care of the entire product development cycle, from strategy and technology development to design and product information. "
target: Xtractor
Xtractor is a leading Swedish provider of workplace learning. Xtractor provides bespoke e-learning, blended learning, and corporate LMS solutions. They offer interactive and thought-provoking courses for sustainability, digitization, digital health, GDPR, information security, and diversity.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

fabfab GmbH, acquired Makerist GmbH

synopsis: fabfab, Europe’s leading Do It Yourself (DIY) online shop, has acquired Makerist, a leading DIY and handicraft platform in Europe. Makerist teaches people how to sew, knit, crochet, and more through their video classes and tutorials. Their platform offers a large selection of PDF patterns from a network of independent pattern designers.
buyer: fabfab GmbH
fabfab is Europe’s leading Do It Yourself (DIY) online shop. fabfab offers around 15,000 fabrics and a large selection of sewing accessories, wool and DIY materials. The company operates 12 online shops all over Europe. Their brands include stoffe.de, myfabrics.co.uk, telas.es, and more. "
target: Makerist GmbH
Makerist is a leading DIY and handicraft platform in Europe. Makerist teaches people how to sew, knit, crochet, and more through their video classes and tutorials. Their platform offers a large selection of PDF patterns from a network of independent pattern designers.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kallidus LMS, acquired Engage in Learning

synopsis: Kallidus, an industry leading provider of learning and talent management solutions, has acquired Engage in Learning, a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
buyer parent: Apse Capital Limited
buyer: Kallidus LMS
Kallidus is a leading provider of integrated learning and talent solutions. Their award-winning, cost-effective SaaS solutions allows businesses to manage and deliver learning programmes and to develop the talent, skills and performance of their people. "
target: Engage in Learning
Engage in Learning is a UK-based eLearning specialist. Engage in Learning produces interactive and engaging eLearning courses that enable businesses to unlock the potential of their workforce. They offer courses for compliance, health and safety, leadership, IT, and soft skills development.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/20/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

OneTrust LLC, acquired Privacy Core

synopsis: OneTrust, the largest and most widely used privacy, security, and third-party risk technology platform announced its acquisition of the IAPP's Privacy Core e-learning solution, an online solution that is designed to train staff in privacy awareness.
buyer: OneTrust LLC
OneTrust, a software platform for privacy professionals, is designed to operationalize data privacy compliance and Privacy by Design. Their web-based console helps automate privacy impact assessments and data mapping, identify privacy risks, and enforce risk management and control activities. "
target parent: International Association of Privacy Professionals
target: Privacy Core
Privacy Core e-learning helps clients train their enterprise in privacy essentials. With an ever-expanding library of content-rich subject matter, this affordable, SCORM-compliant online solution is specifically designed to train staff in privacy awareness.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sponge Limited merged with Bolt Learning,

synopsis: Bolt, a UK company that produces a range of online training solutions which can be adopted by workforce trainers, HR departments, or individuals, has merged with Sponge, a UK company that develops bespoke digital learning solutions, including eLearning, motion graphics, interactive video and immersive technologies.
buyer parent: Aliter Capital
buyer: Bolt Learning
UK's Bolt produces a range of online training solutions which can be adopted by workforce trainers, HR departments, or individuals. The content is highly engaging and effective producing real results that can make a fantastic improvement to companies when it comes to how they train their staff. "
target: Sponge Limited
Headquartered in the UK, Sponge develops bespoke digital learning solutions, including eLearning, motion graphics, interactive video and immersive technologies. They works with some of the world’s largest brands and its solutions are used in more than 124 countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
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announced 8/16/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Graph Blockchain Inc., will acquire Cyberanking Ltd.

synopsis: Graph Blockchain, a Canadian blockchain solutions company whose enterprise platforms provide solutions for data management, business intelligence and data analytics, will acquire Cyberanking, an online coaching platform that provides game, fitness and psychological training for gamers.
buyer: Graph Blockchain Inc. (CNSX:GBLC:$0.34)
Graph Blockchain is a Canadian blockchain solutions company. Their enterprise platforms provide solutions for data management, business intelligence and data analytics, by delivering unparalleled processing speed and uncompromising performance quality for corporations and government agencies. "
target: Cyberanking Ltd.
Cyberanking is an online coaching platform that provides game, fitness and psychological training for gamers who want to become better players and improve their quality of life and overall wellbeing while doing what they love the most: playing games.
price ($mm)
$1.13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/7/2019 via PR Newswire

Absorb Software, acquired eLogic Learning

synopsis: Absorb Software, a learning technology company, has acquired eLogic Learning, an industry-leading provider of cloud-based Learning Management Systems, custom content development and learning strategy solutions.
buyer: Absorb Software
Absorb Software is a learning technology company that offers both Absorb Infuse, the first Learning Experience Platform (LXP) to offer a true in-the-flow learning experience, and its flagship product, Absorb LMS, an industry-leading and award-winning Learning Management System. "
target: eLogic Learning
eLogic Learning is an industry-leading provider of Learning Management Systems, custom content development and learning strategy solutions. Their cloud-based learning management technology, content capabilities and accompanying subject matter expertise provide every partner with a tailored approach.
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