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closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next Education India Private Limited, acquired Xolvr

synopsis: Next Education, a Hyderabad-based learning solutions provider for K-12 students, has acqui-hired Gurugram-based education technology startup Xolvr. Xolvr is an online one-to-one learning platform that connects high school students with undergraduate IIT students, who help them with subjects such as mathematics, physics, computer science and more.
buyer: Next Education India Private Limited
Next Education is a fast-growing, technology-driven company revolutionising the education system in India. Using the latest technology, they create cutting-edge products for the education sector that make learning and teaching easier, more fun, and more effective. "
target: Xolvr
Xolvr is a convenient and affordable community driven 'after school study' platform in India. Students can browse through a free section of content syndication, paid content created by a teacher-generated content library, or choose to book a live session with highly qualified teachers.
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closed 10/6/2011 via Capital IQ

Cambium Learning Group, Inc., acquired Class.com, Inc.

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, announced that the Company has purchased the assets of Class.com, an industry-leading provider of online learning solutions.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group is the leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations. The company operates three core divisions: Voyager, Sopris, and Cambium Learning Technologies. "
target: Class.com, Inc.
Class.com equips educators with the tools to help every student succeed by providing schools and organizations with high-quality, research-based, online learning solutions that cater to the needs of 21st-century learners.
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closed 4/11/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Virtual Sage

synopsis: Kaplan Inc., a global education leader, announced the acquisition of Virtual Sage, a developer of online high school courses. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Virtual Sage
Virtual Sage offers a complete curriculum of individual courses - currently over 180 comprehensive online courses for grades 8 – 12. The curriculum includes college prep, elective, honors, and Advanced Placement courses. Virtual Sage develops and adds new courses to the online program regularly.
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closed 6/13/2014 via PR Newswire

Pansophic Learning, purchased Select Businesses from K12, Inc.

synopsis: Pansophic Learning has acquired from K12 Inc. several assets including an international brick and mortar private school, a higher education platform business and the K12 business in the Middle East. Additionally, Pansophic Learning acquired licenses to curriculum and technology.
buyer parent: Safanad Limited
buyer: Pansophic Learning
Pansophic Learning is an education company that strives to provide students and educators exceptional learning solutions that enable them to maximize their success academically and in life, regardless of geographic, financial, or demographic circumstance. "
seller: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
The assets acquired from K12 post-secondary business; K12's interest in an existing Middle East joint venture currently operating with a Safanad Limited affiliate; and a private international brick and mortar school.
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closed 2/1/2005 via PR Newswire

ProQuest Company, acquired Voyager Expanded Learning

synopsis: ProQuest Company, a leading electronic publisher for the education and automotive markets, has completed the acquisition of privately held Voyager Expanded Learning. ProQuest acquired Voyager for $340 million in cash and approximately $21 million of ProQuest Company stock.
buyer: ProQuest Company (VLCY:$0.00)
Voyager Learning Company is a leading provider of K-12 curriculum products, in-school core reading programs, reading and math intervention programs, and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States. "
target: Voyager Expanded Learning
Voyager Expanded Learning provides research-based reading curriculum and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States. Voyager currently has 180 employees and has a highly profitable, scalable business model with good visibility and strong growth.
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closed 11/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Intel Corporation, acquired Kno Inc

synopsis: Intel Corporation unveiled that an education- software setup called Kno, is acquired by the company that specializes in interactive textbooks for mobile devices. They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
buyer: Intel Corporation (INTC:$78,474.00)
Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. "
target: Kno Inc
Kno, Inc. is an education software company on a mission to "Change The Way Students Learn." They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
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closed 7/12/2011 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired E2020, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC announced it has acquired e2020, Inc. (Education2020), a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Founded in 1998, e2020 is a pioneer in the e-learning industry, which has grown to serve more than 4 million K-12 students in 2010, up from 45,000 in 2000.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. Weld North seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: E2020, Inc.
e2020, Inc. is a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Its courses are provided through a SaaS model. Its courseware features video-based instruction using highly qualified teachers aligned to standards and administrative tools to ensure high completion rates.
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closed 1/9/2007 via PR Newswire

ePALS Classroom Exchange merged with In2Books,

synopsis: In2Books and ePALS Classroom Exchange announce that they have merged. The combination brings together In2Books' research proven, literacy-based subject matter curriculum with ePALS's network of more than 120,000 collaborating classrooms and 7 million students in 191 countries.
buyer: In2Books
The In2Books Foundation provides an effective and convenient way to “think globally and act locally.” With the foundation’s assistance, community organizations can organize volunteers and bring the In2Books program into their schools and neighborhoods. "
target: ePALS Classroom Exchange
ePALS Classroom Exchange is internationally recognized as the leading provider of school-safe email and collaborative technology. The ePALS Global Network enables students and teachers from 191 countries worldwide to employ the Internet as the ultimate communication and cross-cultural learning tool.
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closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

TI Digital Solutions, acquired Alfabook

synopsis: Telecom Italia's ICT subsidiary TI Digital Solutions has announced the acquisition of Italian digital publisher Alfabook. Alfabook creates software solutions based on semantic technologies within the context of general, educational and professional publishing.
buyer parent: Telecom Italia
buyer: TI Digital Solutions
TI Digital Solutions brings in the leadership and experience acquired by the Telecom Italia Group and applies it to every aspect of digital innovation such as M2M and IOT solutions, Digital Multi-channel CRM solutions, Cloud Computing Business Intelligence and Social Reputation solutions. "
target: Alfabook
Alfabook creates software solutions based on semantic technologies within the context of general, educational and professional publishing. Alfabook helps publishing companies, businesses and institutions transform the eBook into a viable alternative to the printed book.
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closed 10/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Edline LLC merged with Blackboard Inc.,

synopsis: Education software company Blackboard Inc. has bought Edline Holdings Inc., a learning management software company. Edline offers its flagship product "learning community management system," which provides content management such as Web design, editing, permissions, templates, and also learning management tools.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target parent: Archipelago Learning, Inc.
target: Edline LLC
Edline is the K12 Web site/portal solution that enables secure parent access to grades, attendance, homework, and other private information. Edline generates teacher web pages, provides group calendaring, virtual file storage, and parental email alerts as part of their web communication platform.
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closed 12/9/2010 via BNC Analysis

CompassLearning, Inc., acquired Renzulli Learning Systems, LLC

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners® is pleased to announce that it has acquired Renzulli Learning Systems, LLC, a provider of interactive, online educational programming that engages students through the use of customized learning profiles. Renzulli has been integrated with CompassLearning, a Marlin portfolio company.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: CompassLearning, Inc.
CompassLearning, Inc. develops research-based curriculum and assessment software solutions for students. Odyssey, its flagship K–12 software-based curriculum, assesses each student's understanding of key concepts and prescribes a personalized learning path consisting of research-based activities. "
target: Renzulli Learning Systems, LLC
Renzulli Learning, creator of the Renzulli Learning Differentiation EngineTM, puts students in touch with engaging, individualized resources specially chosen for their interest areas and learning styles.
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closed 8/7/2011 via PR Web

Alphabest Education, Inc., acquired School-Age Notes

synopsis: AlphaBEST Education, Inc., a leader in after-school programming, announced it has completed the acquisition of School-Age NOTES, a publisher of timely and innovative resources for after-school professionals. With this acquisition, AlphaBEST Education is expanding its commitment to serve the after-school field.
buyer: Alphabest Education, Inc.
AlphaBEST Education, Inc. designs and operates academically focused extended day programs that offer opportunities for elementary school students to learn, develop, explore, and have fun beyond the normal school day in a safe, educational environment. "
target: School-Age Notes
School-Age Notes is a publisher and vendor of resources for those that care for children. It publishes and sells resources in a variety of formats on different topics. It also publishes a newsletter for afterschool professionals.
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closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next Education India Private Limited, acquired Xolvr

synopsis: Next Education, a Hyderabad-based learning solutions provider for K-12 students, has acqui-hired Gurugram-based education technology startup Xolvr. Xolvr is an online one-to-one learning platform that connects high school students with undergraduate IIT students, who help them with subjects such as mathematics, physics, computer science and more.
buyer: Next Education India Private Limited
Next Education is a fast-growing, technology-driven company revolutionising the education system in India. Using the latest technology, they create cutting-edge products for the education sector that make learning and teaching easier, more fun, and more effective. "
target: Xolvr
Xolvr is a convenient and affordable community driven 'after school study' platform in India. Students can browse through a free section of content syndication, paid content created by a teacher-generated content library, or choose to book a live session with highly qualified teachers.
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closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next Education India Private Limited, acquired Xolvr

synopsis: Next Education, a Hyderabad-based learning solutions provider for K-12 students, has acqui-hired Gurugram-based education technology startup Xolvr. Xolvr is an online one-to-one learning platform that connects high school students with undergraduate IIT students, who help them with subjects such as mathematics, physics, computer science and more.
buyer: Next Education India Private Limited
Next Education is a fast-growing, technology-driven company revolutionising the education system in India. Using the latest technology, they create cutting-edge products for the education sector that make learning and teaching easier, more fun, and more effective. "
target: Xolvr
Xolvr is a convenient and affordable community driven 'after school study' platform in India. Students can browse through a free section of content syndication, paid content created by a teacher-generated content library, or choose to book a live session with highly qualified teachers.
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closed 2/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next Education India Private Limited, acquired InOpen Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Education technology startup InOpen Technologies has been acquired by Hyderabad-based Next Education. InOpen serves the K-12 market with its flagship product, Computer Masti and newly introduced Science curriculum, Small Science.
buyer: Next Education India Private Limited
Next Education is working on technology-based K-12 solutions, which are used by over 150,000 teachers and more than 7 million students across over 7,000 schools in India. Founded in 2007, Next Education’s educational solutions and services have been well-received nationally and globally. "
target: InOpen Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
InOpen is a IIT Bombay based educational start up with a focus on developing high quality academic content through intense research. It offer products and services to government and private schools. InOpen is currently serving 600,000 students directly through its products.
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closed 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next Education India Private Limited, acquired Xolvr

synopsis: Next Education, a Hyderabad-based learning solutions provider for K-12 students, has acqui-hired Gurugram-based education technology startup Xolvr. Xolvr is an online one-to-one learning platform that connects high school students with undergraduate IIT students, who help them with subjects such as mathematics, physics, computer science and more.
buyer: Next Education India Private Limited
Next Education is a fast-growing, technology-driven company revolutionising the education system in India. Using the latest technology, they create cutting-edge products for the education sector that make learning and teaching easier, more fun, and more effective. "
target: Xolvr
Xolvr is a convenient and affordable community driven 'after school study' platform in India. Students can browse through a free section of content syndication, paid content created by a teacher-generated content library, or choose to book a live session with highly qualified teachers.
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closed 11/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Imagine Learning, Inc., acquired Robotify

synopsis: Imagine Learning, a PreK–12 digital learning solutions company, has acquired Robotify, an online learning platform in Ireland. Robotify is a browser-based robotics simulator that provides a fun way for students to learn how to code. Their platform guides students to produce original ideas and helps them to grow their critical thinking skills.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning delivers language, literacy, and mathematics solutions for pre-K–12 students. Students and teachers love Imagine Language & Literacy, Imagine Math, Imagine Math Facts, and Imagine Español because they are research- and evidence-based, data driven, and incredibly fun to use. "
target: Robotify
Robotify is an online learning platform in Ireland. Robotify is a browser-based robotics simulator that provides a fun way for students to learn how to code. Their platform guides students to produce original ideas and helps them to grow their creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration skills.
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closed 11/3/2021 via PR Newswire

boclips, acquired Listenwise

synopsis: Boclips, the world's leading educational video platform, has acquired Listenwise, the US market leader in curriculum-geared podcasts for grades 2 to 12. The acquisition creates a unique offering of video and audio content for global education providers, and positions the combined business for accelerated growth in the US and worldwide.
buyer: boclips
Boclips is on a mission to educate, enlighten, and inspire learners of all ages with video. Since the company's foundation in 2014, the Boclips video platform has offered education providers a single procurement point to find, license, and incorporate video aligned to their courseware. "
target: Listenwise
Listenwise is an award-winning listening comprehension platform for grades 2-12. The company's collection of Lexile leveled podcasts keeps teaching connected to the real world and builds student listening skills at the same time.
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announced 4/8/2021 via PR Web

Intellispark, will acquire Scholar Centric

synopsis: Intellispark, an education technology company, will acquire ScholarCentric, an evidence-based social-emotional learning and resiliency program, from Graduation Alliance. Intellispark will incorporate the capabilities of ScholarCentric into the Intellispark student success platform as the Intellispark SEL & Resiliency Program.
buyer: Intellispark
Intellispark is an education technology company focused on improving student success for PreK-12 schools The company has developed an innovative SaaS product that makes it easy for districts and schools to check in with their students throughout the school year. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Scholar Centric
ScholarCentric provides educators with innovative solutions to assess and teach critical social and emotional skills. Its Success Highway resiliency solution provides educators with actionable data so they can analyze the root causes of disengagement.
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closed 11/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Pear Deck merged with GoGuardian,

synopsis: GoGuardian, a K-12 EdTech company dedicated to maximizing each student’s learning potential by providing solutions that enable more productive and safer digital learning, announced a merger with Pear Deck, an award-winning and market-leading student engagement platform.
buyer parent: Sumeru Equity Partners
buyer: GoGuardian
GoGuardian is a K-12 EdTech company dedicated to maximizing each student’s learning potential by providing solutions that enable more productive and safer digital learning. "
target: Pear Deck
Pear Deck is an award-winning and market-leading student engagement platform. Pear Deck is used in more than 17,000 schools and by 8 million educators and students around the world to improve equity, academic achievement, and classroom culture.
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closed 10/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Turnitin, acquired ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc.

synopsis: Turnitin, a leading provider of academic integrity and assessment solutions, has acquired ExamSoft, a software-based assessment platform, from Spectrum Equity. ExamSoft empowers educational institutions and certification and licensure programs to protect exam integrity, streamline assessment processes, and improve learning outcomes.
buyer parent: Advance, Inc.
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is dedicated to ensuring the integrity of education and research and supporting the development of original thinking skills. Its products are used by educators to guide their students towards higher standards of integrity and by students and researchers to do their best, original work. "
target parent: Spectrum Equity
target: ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc.
ExamSoft is an education technology company that builds scalable software solutions that provide the highest level of exam security and integrity to education and certification institutions across a variety of verticals, settings, and modalities.
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announced 8/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

IXL Learning, will acquire 3P Learning Pty Ltd.

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 10 million students worldwide, will acquire 3P Learning, a global leader in online education. 3P Learning's software blends the best pedagogy with the best technology to deliver great learning experiences. Their suite of learning resources covers mathematics, spelling and literacy.
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 60 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
target: 3P Learning Pty Ltd. (TPN:$39.72)
3P Learning is a global leader in online education. 3P Learning's software blends the best pedagogy with the best technology to deliver great teaching and learning experiences. Their suite of learning resources covers mathematics, spelling and literacy. They serve 250,000 teachers in 132 countries.
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Eduphoria!, acquired FigMath

synopsis: FigMath, a plug & play math communication tool created by Fig Labs, was acquired by Eduphoria! Inc. FigMath is a plugin for math editing. FigMath seamlessly integrates into websites, discussion boards, text editors, and web based apps.
buyer: Eduphoria!
Eduphoria! is a Texas-based company that loves making powerful and intuitive web-based software for K-12 educators so they can focus on spending more time with their students. Eduphoria’s suite of applications empowers educators through the integration of student assessment and professional growth. "
target parent: FastFig
target: FigMath
FigMath is a plug & play math communication tool created by Fig Labs for companies and organization. FigMath is a plugin for math editing. FigMath seamlessly integrates into websites, discussion boards, text editors, and web based apps.
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announced 12/25/2019 via Company Press Release

NTT Communications Corporation, will acquire CodeTakt Co., Ltd.

synopsis: NTT Communications Corporation is to acquire Codetakt Co., Ltd., a company that develops a software called schoolTakt, which provides teaching material for the students. Codetakt works to explore a new way of education and the arts through IT and to nurture sensibility and the power to live. They are based in Japan.
buyer parent: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
buyer: NTT Communications Corporation
Japan-base NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud services to optimize the information and communications technology environments of enterprises. NTT Com offers this through a tier-1 IP network, Arcstar Universal One VPN network, and over 140 secure data centers. "
target: CodeTakt Co., Ltd.
Codetakt Co., Ltd. develops a software called schoolTakt, which provides teaching material for the students. Codetakt works to explore a new way of education and the arts through IT and to nurture sensibility and the power to live. They are based in Japan.
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closed 12/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Embibe, acquired Funtoot

synopsis: Embibe, a leading online test preparation portal in India, has acquired a 90.5% stake Funtoot, an education technology company in India. Funtoot offers an intelligent, adaptive, personalized digital tutor for math and science. Their platform observes, assesses, interacts, encourages and tutors each student based on their individual characteristics.
buyer parent: Reliance Industries Limited
buyer: Embibe
Embibe is a leading online test preparation portal in India. Their AI-based education platform uses data analytics to deliver personalized learning outcomes to each student. Embibe helps students prepare for life-changing exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, and CET. "
target: Funtoot
Funtoot is an education technology company in India. Funtoot offers an intelligent, adaptive, personalized digital tutor for math and science. Their platform observes, assesses, diagnoses, interacts, encourages and tutors each student based on their individual characteristics.
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closed 5/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired Freckle Education

synopsis: A year of vetting math tool after math tool came to an end with Renaissance announcing its acquisition of Freckle Education, a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target: Freckle Education
Freckle Education is a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science. Freckle currently claims more than 700,000 teachers and 10 million students have used the platform across 75,000 schools.
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closed 11/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Google, acquired Workbench

synopsis: Google, a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products, has acquired Workbench, an online platform for educators to build, find, customize, share and assign standards-aligned lessons for the classroom.
buyer: Google (GOOGL:$196,682.00)
Google is a multinational corporation that is specialized in internet-related services and products. Google offers innovative search technologies that connect millions of people with information every day. Google is a top web property in all major global markets. "
target: Workbench
Workbench is an online platform for educators to build, find, customize, share and assign standards-aligned lessons for the classroom. Workbench’s platform aims to offer a central place to find lessons centered around project-based learning, which involves hands-on problem-solving.
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Chegg, Inc., acquired Imagine Easy Solutions

synopsis: Chegg, Inc., the Student Hub, announced that it has acquired Imagine Easy Solutions, the provider of popular service EasyBib.com and other essential writing tools with capabilities such as citations, bibliography, writing structure and anti-plagiarism.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg puts students first and is proud to help students and their families save millions of dollars each year. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg’s Student Hub makes higher education more affordable and more accessible, all while improving student outcomes. "
target: Imagine Easy Solutions
Imagine Easy Solutions was founded in 2001 to help students with their research and writing needs. It has become a company synonymous with addressing the challenges students face in building writing and critical thinking skills, whose tools are used by thousands of educators around the world.
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closed 10/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Kroton Educacional S.A., acquired Studiare

synopsis: Kroton, one of the largest private educational organizations in Brazil and worldwide, has acquired Studiare, an adaptive learning company and date driven education that uses big data and artificial intelligence algorithms combined with educational expertise and management to build custom cloud platforms to educational groups.
buyer: Kroton Educacional S.A. (KROT3:$1,443.80)
Kroton Educacional S.A. engages in the management of preschool, elementary, high school, adult high school, college preparatory school, free courses, and other related educational activities, as well as higher, professional, and post-graduation education. "
target: Studiare
Studiare is an adaptive learning company and date driven education that uses big data and artificial intelligence algorithms combined with educational expertise and management to build custom cloud platforms to educational groups, delivering dramatic improvements in academic results.
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closed 10/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Turnitin, acquired LightSide

synopsis: Turnitin, the leaders in originality checking and online grading, announced the company has acquired LightSide Labs, an online service that uses machine learning to provide real-time, automated feedback on student writing.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. "
target: LightSide
LightSide Labs is an educational technology company, dedicated to improving student writing skills. LightSide provides automated feedback and support for writers, redefining the role of automated assessment in the K-12 and higher education classroom.
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announced 6/19/2014 via BusinessWire

MasteryConnect, will acquire Socrative

synopsis: Education technology leader MasteryConnect announced it is acquiring Socrative, a student response system that increases classroom engagement, for $5 million in cash and stock. The deal will add Socrative's real-time classroom assessment functionality to MasteryConnect's existing suite of cloud-based software and apps for learning in K-12 settings.
buyer: MasteryConnect
MasteryConnect is a market leader in curriculum, assessment and mastery learning tools for K-12. MasteryConnect supports teachers via its Mastery Learning Platform, as well as through their numerous apps on all Web-enabled devices. "
target: Socrative
Socrative supports teachers in formatively assessing their students with educational activities on all Web-enabled devices; including tablets, laptops and smartphones.
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Weld North LLC, acquired Imagine Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North announced that it has acquired Imagine Learning. Imagine Learning designs and develops language and literacy software for struggling readers, early childhood students, and the rapidly growing English language learner (ELL) student population. Imagine joins Edgenuity and Generation Ready on the Weld North education platform.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, it seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target parent: Sorenson Capital
target: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning delivers award-winning language and literacy solutions to elementary students throughout the U.S. and around the world. Imagine Learning creates educational software that uses engaging, one-on-one instruction to meet students’ individual learning needs.
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Carnegie Learning, Inc., acquired Zorbit's Math Adventure

synopsis: Carnegie Learning, a leader in artificial intelligence for education and formative assessment, has acquired Canada-based Zorbit’s Math Adventure, a supplemental math software solution and curriculum that uses game-based adaptive learning to help elementary students develop a deeper understanding and positive growth mindset towards math.
buyer parent: Madison Dearborn Partners
buyer: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning is shaping the future of education. The company is a recognized leader in the ed tech space, using artificial intelligence, formative assessment, and adaptive learning to deliver groundbreaking solutions to education’s toughest challenges. "
target: Zorbit's Math Adventure
Based in Canada, Zorbit’s Math is a blended learning platform that builds students’ conceptual understanding of math through the use of digital and offline tools and resources. Its Zorbit's Math Adventure game features a broad library of activities based on research-backed models and manipulatives.
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closed 1/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Waggle

synopsis: Learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that it has acquired award-winning adaptive learning solution Waggle. Waggle's web-based adaptive learning platform provides differentiated Math and ELA instruction for students in grades 2–8.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
As a global leader in K–12 education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) provides comprehensive learning solutions to help all students achieve their maximum potential. HMH also delights readers throughout the world with award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles. "
target: Waggle
Waggle's web-based adaptive learning platform provides differentiated Math and ELA instruction for students in grades 2–8. Waggle's unique engine analyzes student decisions, learning behavior and progress to ensure each learner experiences the right challenge at the right time.
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closed 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Learners Edge, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: L Squared Capital Partners is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Learners Edge, has acquired the Teaching Channel, a subscription-based software platform where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to improve student learning.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Learners Edge
Learners Edge has been committed to helping teachers reach the highest level of success in their classrooms and their careers since 2002. Learners Edge offers over 120 self-paced, continuing education courses for teachers across the country and around the world. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has over one million registered users and is known nationally for its more than 1,350 best-in-class videos of teachers in action. Teaching Channel Plus, an online K-12 professional development platform, is used by school districts nationwide.
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