Like Teaching Channel, Inc.

closed 7/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Weld North LLC, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: Teaching Channel, a California non-profit organization and the premier video-based online professional learning company, announced that its operations and assets have been acquired by its management team and employees, completing its transition to a for-profit company. Investors included Weld North and members of the management team.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses. In partnership with KKR, a global alternative asset manager, Weld North makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry. "
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has more than 1,300 best-in-class videos of teachers in action, one million registered users, and a SAAS-based professional development platform that is used by K-12 school districts nationwide.
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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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closed 7/12/2018 via PR Newswire

Follett Software Company, acquired Fishtree

synopsis: Follett announced that it has acquired Fishtree, a leading adaptive learning platform that streamlines both the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in school classrooms.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: Follett Software Company
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. "
target: Fishtree
Fishtree is an adaptive learning platform that streamlines the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in classrooms. The platform brings together district-wide resources for every subject, aligns them to any standard and personalizes the experience for each student.
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closed 7/22/2010 via BNC Analysis

Promethean World PLC, acquired SynapticMash, LLC

synopsis: Promethean, a U.K.-based provider of interactive learning technology, has acquired U.S. education software firm SynapticMash Inc.
buyer: Promethean World PLC (LSE:PRW:$174.51)
Promethean World PLC creates, develops, supplies and supports leading edge, interactive learning technology including interactive whiteboards. Promethean also provides comprehensive training and support. "
target: SynapticMash, LLC
SynapticMash creates online tools for school administrators, teachers, parents, and students to enhance their learning programs.
price ($mm)
$9.00
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closed 7/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Frontline Education, acquired School Improvement Network

synopsis: Frontline Education, an integrated insights partner serving more than 12,000 Educational Organizations, announced the acquisition of School Improvement Network, a professional learning provider for educators. They are driven by a single-minded cause: to help teachers become more effective, so that 100% of students are college and career ready.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is an integrated insights partner serving more than 12,000 Educational Organizations and millions of educators, administrators and support personnel in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. "
target: School Improvement Network
School Improvement Network is a professional learning provider for educators. They are driven by a single-minded cause: to help 100% of teachers become more effective, so that 100% of students are college and career ready.
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announced 2/3/2014 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, will acquire Engrade

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education has agreed to acquire Engrade. Engrade unifies the data, curriculum, and tools teachers, schools leaders, and administrators use every day by integrating all of a district's software and systems, including third-party applications and open education resources, into one fully secure and easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. "
target: Engrade
Engrade unifies the data, curriculum, and tools teachers, schools leaders, and administrators use every day by integrating all of a district's software and systems, including third-party applications and open education resources, into one fully secure and easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mentoring Minds, acquired SchoolSpire, Inc.

synopsis: SchoolSpire, a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system, has been acquired by Mentoring Minds, a provider of critical thinking resources and teaching materials for K-12 educators. Founded in 1999, SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results.
buyer: Mentoring Minds
Mentoring Minds is on a mission to put critical thinking at the center of K-12 education. Founded by teachers, Mentoring Minds provides print and digital resources that empower educators to infuse critical thinking skills into standards-based instruction. "
target: SchoolSpire, Inc.
SchoolSpire is a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system. SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools used by school leaders to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results for reporting purposes. The company also offers a bank of question items.
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closed 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

ManageBac, acquired Rubicon International

synopsis: Faria Education Group Limited through its wholly owned subsidiary ManageBac, has acquired Rubicon, the provider of Atlas curriculum management. Atlas curriculum management is the leading curriculum management platform for k12 schools across the globe.
buyer parent: Faria Education Group
buyer: ManageBac
ManageBac provides a Curriculum First Learning Platform for the world's leading international schools that was first founded to transition schools off paper. They deliver efficient affordable software with long-term, great service. "
target parent: Quad Partners
target: Rubicon International
Rubicon is the creator of Atlas curriculum management which is the leading curriculum management platform for k12 schools across the globe. They offer educator-led professional development workshops and summits as well as curriculum audits and on-site trainings.
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closed 4/20/2018 via PR Web

Harris School Solutions, acquired OnHand Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Harris School Solutions (HSS), a provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, has acquired OnHand Schools (OHS), an EdTech software company that delivers solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. OHS's EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, and more.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: OnHand Schools, Inc.
OnHand Schools (OHS) is an education technology company that delivers transformational solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. Their EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, lesson planner, and RTI/MTSS features.
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closed 7/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Infobase, purchased Professional Development and Training Platform from Hoonuit

synopsis: Infobase has announced the acquisition of Hoonuit's Professional Development and Training Platform, the leading solution for educators needing to improve student learning and meet district, state, and department objectives.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Infobase
Infobase, a Centre Lane Partners portfolio company, is a leading provider of award-winning digital reference content to the school and library community. Infobase provides students, educators, and librarians with a broad range of products that both enhance and enrich the learning experience. "
seller parent: Renovus Capital
seller: Hoonuit
The acquisition includes Hoonuit's Professional Development and Training Platform, the leading solution for educators needing to improve student learning and meet district, state, and department objectives. Hoonuit is a leading provider of data management and analytics solutions in education.
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closed 9/23/2020 via PR Newswire

Education Advanced, Inc., acquired BuildYourOwnCurriculum

synopsis: Education Advanced, Inc., creators of TestHound and Cardonex, acquired Wisconsin-based School Software Group, creators of BuildYourOwnCurriculum (BYOC). BYOC is a curriculum and learning management system technology connecting learning objectives to a continuous cycle of curriculum development for K-12.
buyer: Education Advanced, Inc.
Education Advanced is a privately held K-12 EdTech SaaS company providing operations tools to enable educators to be more efficient, allowing them to dedicate more of their valuable time and resources to exceeding student needs. EAI's product offering includes TestHound, Cardonex, and BYOC. "
target: BuildYourOwnCurriculum
Wisconsin-based School Software Group are the creators of BuildYourOwnCurriculum (BYOC). BYOC is a curriculum and learning management system technology connecting learning objectives to a continuous cycle of curriculum development, delivery, assessment, and refinement across K-12 districts.
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closed 7/29/2014 via PR Newswire

Wikispaces, acquired Blendspace

synopsis: TES Global - the largest network of teachers in the world with over 5.9 million registered teachers - has acquired Blendspace, a San Francisco-based company providing web-based tools that enable teachers to create digital, self-paced lessons for their classrooms and students. The Blendspace business and team will become part of Wikispaces.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Wikispaces
Wikispaces focuses on creating effective but easy-to-use tools that empower teachers so they can spend their time helping students. Their flagship product, Wikispaces Classroom, provides a free social writing platform where teachers and students can communicate and collaborate on projects. "
target: Blendspace
Teachers use Blendspace to create digital lessons that are tailored to students' needs. Through an intuitive drag-and-drop interface and partnerships with educational content providers, teachers can create lessons in 5 minutes that engage students via web content.
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closed 2/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Chalkup

synopsis: Microsoft is acquiring the Chalkup classroom collaboration platform and hiring its founder to work on Microsoft's Teams product. Chalkup is a class collaboration platform that connects classes to simplify the process of learning for students.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Chalkup
Chalkup is a classroom collaboration platform used by educators from 1 in 3 universities and 1 in 5 US high schools. It's a space for academic chat/messaging, resource sharing, assignments, and grading – all in one.
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closed 12/18/2019 via AP - Associated Press

The Source for Learning, Inc., acquired MashPlant

synopsis: The Source for Learning, the nation’s most established online creator, compiler, and curator of free learning assets, has acquired MashPlant, the only social learning platform that allows students to create, collaborate, learn, and share classroom projects in any digital media format in a certified safe, COPPA-compliant environment.
buyer: The Source for Learning, Inc.
The Source for Learning is the nation’s most established online creator, compiler, and curator of free learning assets. For almost 40 years, they've been building a loyal following of teachers—from novices to classroom veterans—giving them a new perspective on how to teach what they teach. "
target parent: Big Things Inc.
target: MashPlant
MashPlant is the only social learning platform that allows students to create, collaborate, learn, and share classroom projects in any digital media format in a certified safe, COPPA-compliant environment.
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closed 4/22/2020 via Company Press Release

VITEC Software Group, acquired LJ System

synopsis: Vitec Software Group AB is strengthening its Nordic position in Vertical Market Software through the acquisition of the Swedish software company LJ System AB. The software company LJ System has its headquarters in Lund, Sweden, and offers products for church-related administration services and preschools.
buyer: VITEC Software Group (OM:VIT B:$190.61)
Vitec is market leader for Vertical Market Software in the Nordic region. They develop and deliver standard niche software. Vitec grows through acquisitions of well-managed and well-established software companies. Their employees are based in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. "
target: LJ System
The software company LJ System has its headquarters in Lund, Sweden, and offers products for church-related administration services and preschools. The product Fas Församlingsadministration is a module-based enterprise-management system that is used by about 300 parishes.
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closed 5/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Turning Technologies, LLC, acquired Knowbly Learning Systems

synopsis: Turning Technologies has acquired Knowbly, an eLearning company known for its easy-to-use, interactive authoring tool. With the acquisition of Knowbly, Turning is now in an ideal position to expand and accelerate their flagship TurningPoint product to new and existing clients.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies offers the only in-class and online interactive learning solution to drive the full learning experience with measurable outcomes. Its TurningPoint product is a comprehensive audience participation platform that provides live polling and interactive homework capabilities. "
target: Knowbly Learning Systems
Knowbly is a cloud-based rapid authoring tool for creating digital courses and quizzes. It includes asset management, a unique interactive video widget, and the ability for users to customize content and themes.
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announced 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Renaissance Learning, Inc., will acquire Nearpod

synopsis: Renaissance Holding Corp., a group that develops education technology, will acquire Nearpod, the Miami-based edtech company. Nearpod offers an edtech platform that K-12 teachers use in the classroom to create interactive slides filled with videos, quizzes, questions, and other activities.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts. Resistance provides educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. "
target: Nearpod
Nearpod offers an interactive, instructional platform that merges formative assessment and dynamic media for live and self-paced learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Nearpod platform engages students with activities such as Virtual Reality, PhET simulations, and Desmos.
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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 7/28/2020 via PR Newswire

TriNet Group, Inc., acquired Little Bird HR

synopsis: TriNet Group Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive human resources solutions for small to midsize businesses, has acquired Little Bird HR, a Professional Employer Organization specializing in benefits and human resource solutions for the educational institution industry in the Greater New York area & East Coast regions.
buyer: TriNet Group, Inc. (TNET:$3,983.00)
TriNet provides small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with full-service HR solutions tailored by industry. To free SMBs from HR complexities, TriNet offers access to human capital expertise, benefits, risk mitigation and compliance, payroll, and real-time technology. "
target: Little Bird HR
Little Bird is the first fully integrated HR platform built exclusively for the public charter school movement. Little Bird allows schools to manage all of their HR administrative functions, from pre-hire to retire, in one, easy-to-use, cloud-based system.
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closed 10/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Tyler Technologies, Inc., acquired Windsor Management Group, LLC

synopsis: Tyler Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions, announced that it has acquired Windsor Management Group, L.L.C., which provides an integrated suite of financial and human capital management solutions to the K-12 education market through its flagship product, Infinite Visions® enterprise software.
buyer: Tyler Technologies, Inc. (TYL:$1,267.91)
Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to enable the public sector–cities, counties, schools and other government entities–to become more efficient, more accessible, and more responsive. "
target: Windsor Management Group, LLC
Windsor Management Group, LLC provides an integrated suite of financial and human capital management solutions to the K-12 education market through its flagship product, Infinite Visions® enterprise software and iVisions™ Web Portal.
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$12
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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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closed 7/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Weld North LLC, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: Teaching Channel, a California non-profit organization and the premier video-based online professional learning company, announced that its operations and assets have been acquired by its management team and employees, completing its transition to a for-profit company. Investors included Weld North and members of the management team.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses. In partnership with KKR, a global alternative asset manager, Weld North makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry. "
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has more than 1,300 best-in-class videos of teachers in action, one million registered users, and a SAAS-based professional development platform that is used by K-12 school districts nationwide.
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closed 7/16/2021 via BusinessWire

Weld North Holdings, acquired Twig Education

synopsis: Weld North Education (WNE), the largest provider of digital curriculum solutions in the U.S., has acquired UK-based Twig Education, a provider of high-quality science curriculum products designed to improve science literacy globally. The acquisition of Twig is an important part of WNE's mission to expand its digital core curriculum offerings.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Weld North Holdings
Weld North Education (WNE), the largest digital education company in the U.S., was founded with the goal of creating a focused suite of digital curriculum solutions that enable teachers, administrators, parents, and students to benefit from innovative learning technologies. "
target: Twig Education
UK-based Twig Education is a STEM publishing company providing digital and print resources to more than 60 countries and in 20 different languages. Twig is a diverse team of individuals, all working together to create exciting and effective student learning experiences.
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closed 2/5/2021 via BusinessWire

Weld North Holdings, acquired StudySync

synopsis: Weld North Education has acquired BookheadEd Learning. BookheadEd develops the award-winning StudySync, a comprehensive English Language Arts (ELA) program for grades 6-12, and SyncBlasts, a cross-curricular, inquiry-based reading and writing solution to promote critical thinking and research skills.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Weld North Holdings
Weld North Education is a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for pre-K–12 students. The company is built around two underlying businesses, Edgenuity and Imagine Learning. "
target: StudySync
BookheadEd develops dynamic, multimedia academic content including the award-winning StudySync, a comprehensive English Language Arts (ELA) program for grades 6-12, and SyncBlasts, a cross-curricular, inquiry-based reading and writing solution to promote critical thinking and research skills.
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closed 3/6/2019 via PE Hub

Weld North Holdings, acquired Assessment Technology Incorporated

synopsis: Weld North Education, a leading digital education technology company, has acquired Assessment Technology Incorporated (ATI), a leading provider of instructional improvement and effectiveness technology. ATI's Galileo solution provides an array of integrated curriculum, assessment, instructional effectiveness, communication, and reporting tools.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Weld North Holdings
Weld North Education is a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for pre-K–12 students. The company is built around two underlying businesses, Edgenuity and Imagine Learning. "
target: Assessment Technology Incorporated
Assessment Technology Incorporated (ATI) is a leading provider of instructional improvement and effectiveness technology. ATI's Galileo solution is a research-based system that provides an array of integrated curriculum, assessment, instructional effectiveness, communication, and reporting tools.
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closed 3/20/2019 via PE Hub

Weld North Holdings, acquired Glynlyon, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North Education, which is backed by Silver Lake, has acquired Rock Rapids, Iowa-based Glynlyon Inc, a digital curriculum company. Glynlyon's academic products are sold under a portfolio of brands, including Odysseyware and Alpha Omega Publications, to public and private school districts as well as individuals.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Weld North Holdings
Weld North Education is a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for pre-K–12 students. The company is built around two underlying businesses, Edgenuity and Imagine Learning. "
target parent: Linsalata Capital Partners
target: Glynlyon, Inc.
Glynlyon is headquartered in Chandler, Ariz. Its academic products are sold under a portfolio of brands, including Odysseyware and Alpha Omega Publications, to public and private school districts as well as individuals.
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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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closed 10/9/2018 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired The Learning House, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons has completed the acquisition of Learning House, a diversified education services provider, from Weld North Holdings. The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley develops digital education, learning, assessment, and certification solutions to help universities, businesses, and individuals move between education and employment and achieve their ambitions. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals.
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$200
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announced 1/31/2018 via BusinessWire

PeopleAdmin, Inc., will acquire Performance Matters

synopsis: PeopleAdmin, the industry-leading provider of talent management solutions for education, is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Performance Matters. Performance Matters helps K-12 school districts drive continuous improvement of instruction and learning.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government. Its software enables clients to streamline the hiring process, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions and employee performance. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Performance Matters
By combining powerful student and educator growth solutions with real-time analytics, Performance Matters helps K-12 school districts drive continuous improvement of instruction and learning.
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, announced that it will acquire a majority stake in Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for preK-12th grade, from KKR.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
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closed 7/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Weld North LLC, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: Teaching Channel, a California non-profit organization and the premier video-based online professional learning company, announced that its operations and assets have been acquired by its management team and employees, completing its transition to a for-profit company. Investors included Weld North and members of the management team.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses. In partnership with KKR, a global alternative asset manager, Weld North makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry. "
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has more than 1,300 best-in-class videos of teachers in action, one million registered users, and a SAAS-based professional development platform that is used by K-12 school districts nationwide.
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closed 4/10/2017 via PR Newswire

The Learning House, Inc., acquired Education for Advancement

synopsis: The Learning House, Inc., an academic program manager (APM) for colleges and universities in the United States, has acquired Education for Advancement. EFA provides international students with access to affordable world-class education. They partner with leading universities who provide access to over 200 academic and vocational qualifications.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals. "
target: Education for Advancement
Education for Advancement's vision is to provide international students with access to affordable world-class education. They partner with leading universities who provide access to over 200 academic and vocational qualifications which are either delivered on-campus, online or a combination of both.
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The Learning House, Inc., acquired Advancement Courses

synopsis: The Learning House, Inc., an academic program manager (APM) for colleges and universities in the United States, has acquired Advancement Courses. Advancement Courses provides expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses to teachers for salary advancement and recertification.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals. "
target: Advancement Courses
Advancement Courses provides expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses to teachers for salary advancement and recertification. Their extensive curriculum includes over 150 graduate-level, self-paced courses in a broad range of subjects and available in both online and print-based formats.
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closed 10/26/2016 via Company Press Release

Imagine Learning, Inc., acquired Think Through Math

synopsis: Imagine Learning, a leader in elementary language and literacy software solutions, announced its acquisition of Pittsburgh-based Think Through Learning Inc., provider of the Think Through Math supplemental online math program.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning, Inc., a Utah-based company, was founded with one goal in mind: to teach English to the children of the world. Today Imagine Learning English is being used by tens of thousands of students in hundreds of schools across the United States and around the world. "
target: Think Through Math
Think Through Math is a leader in education technology innovation, and is transforming math education in schools with the adaptive learning technology. Think Through Math integrates state-certified teachers who tutor struggling students live to improve math understanding.
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closed 8/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Edgenuity, Inc., acquired Compass Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC, an investment company focused on digital and SaaS education solutions, announced that Edgenuity, a Weld North company and a leader in online and blended learning solutions, has acquired digital education software provider Compass Learning.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: Edgenuity, Inc.
Edgenuity provides engaging online education solutions that propel success for every student, empower every teacher to deliver more effective instruction, and enable schools and districts to meet their academic goals. "
target: Compass Learning, Inc.
Compass Learning partners with educators to ensure that students achieve record academic results. Its K-12 learning acceleration software combines a research-driven instructional approach and actionable data with engaging digital content so students have fun while making real progress.
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closed 6/23/2016 via BusinessWire

Performance Matters merged with TrueNorthLogic,

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC, an operator of digital and SaaS education solutions, announced that it has completed the merger of Truenorthlogic and Performance Matters, a leader in student assessment systems and analytics. The combined entity will move forward under the name Performance Matters LLC.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: TrueNorthLogic
Truenorthlogic is the leading provider of professional growth tools to improve student achievement by developing and retaining great teachers. Truenorthlogic’s solutions offer comprehensive services that fully support the cycle of continuous educator improvement. "
target: Performance Matters
Performance Matters helps K-12 school systems improve student learning by providing comprehensive, integrated solutions for formative assessment, data management, and analytics. The organization is redesigning assessment as a catalyst for student success by meeting students where they are.
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closed 1/20/2016 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired Intellify Learning

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC, an investment company concentrating on education technology businesses, announced it has acquired a control interest in Intellify Learning, a fast-emerging learning data management and analytics solutions company.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education technology businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, Weld North seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: Intellify Learning
Intellify Learning is a learning data management and analytics solutions company. Intellify delivers cloud-based, Platform as a Service capabilities to collect, store, manage, access and deliver learning intelligence-driven analytics and other data-driven capabilities to the education market.
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closed 1/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Imagine Learning, Inc., acquired Big Brainz

synopsis: Imagine Learning, developer of award-winning language and literacy software for pre-K through sixth-grade students, announces its acquisition of Utah-based Big Brainz™, a math-facts software product that helps students master math fluency and grow into more advanced math skills.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning, Inc., a Utah-based company, was founded with one goal in mind: to teach English to the children of the world. Today Imagine Learning English is being used by tens of thousands of students in hundreds of schools across the United States and around the world. The program currently su"
target: Big Brainz
Big Brainz Inc. is a phenomenally effective, three dimensional math fluency video game that students will never quit begging to play. Students practice a series of intense conceptual, automatic recall and retention phases to ensure complete mastery of their core facts.
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closed 5/18/2015 via BusinessWire

The Learning House, Inc., acquired Acatar

synopsis: The Learning House, a leading cloud-based technology provider of solutions announced that it has acquired Acatar. Acatar is an online education technology platform that applies science-based principles on effective teaching and course design to work with faculty to develop their courses for technology-enhanced delivery.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals. "
target: Acatar
Acatar is a next-generation online degree platform, incorporating the latest advances in the science of learning, synchronous and asynchronous connectivity, virtual mentoring, and best in class user interface for faculty and students.
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announced 4/6/2015 via BusinessWire

The Learning House, Inc., will acquire Software Craftsmanship Guild

synopsis: The Learning House, Inc., a leading cloud based technology provider of solutions that enable universities to thrive in today’s dynamic education landscape, will acquire the Software Craftsmanship Guild.Software Craftsmanship Guild is one of the nation’s top coding bootcamp providers for training the next generation of software developers.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals. "
target: Software Craftsmanship Guild
Software Craftsmanship Guild is a coding bootcamp located in Akron, Ohio that teaches people from around the world to become software developers in 12 weeks.
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closed 4/7/2014 via BusinessWire

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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closed 4/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired TrueNorthLogic

synopsis: Weld North announced that it has acquired a 100% interest in Truenorthlogic, the market-leading provider of SaaS-based K-12 talent management solutions. Truenorthlogic 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: TrueNorthLogic
Truenorthlogic is the K-12 expert in implementing actionable, web-based software solutions to support an educator’s entire professional growth cycle. The Truenorthlogic K-12 Talent Management Platform consists of a suite of modules to help with educational assessment.
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closed 7/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Weld North LLC, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: Teaching Channel, a California non-profit organization and the premier video-based online professional learning company, announced that its operations and assets have been acquired by its management team and employees, completing its transition to a for-profit company. Investors included Weld North and members of the management team.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses. In partnership with KKR, a global alternative asset manager, Weld North makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry. "
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has more than 1,300 best-in-class videos of teachers in action, one million registered users, and a SAAS-based professional development platform that is used by K-12 school districts nationwide.
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, announced that it will acquire a majority stake in Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for preK-12th grade, from KKR.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
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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:$78,098.00)
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 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Teaching Strategies, Inc., acquired ReadyRosie LLC

synopsis: ReadyRosie celebrates a new milestone with its purchase by Teaching Strategies, a Bethesda, Md.-based early childhood technology and services developer. ReadyRosie is the first and only online school readiness curriculum that makes high quality preK accessible to all.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through third grade. "
target: ReadyRosie LLC
ReadyRosie is the first and only online school readiness curriculum that makes high quality preK accessible to all. ReadyRosie is an easy 3 step process: WATCH - DO - LEARN. Users (parents, teachers, preK educators) WATCH a daily video that teaches a lesson to the user.
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announced 7/22/2021 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, will acquire Teaching Strategies, Inc.

synopsis: KKR, a leading global investment firm, announced that KKR has agreed to acquire Teaching Strategies, the leading provider of curriculum, assessment and family engagement tools to the early childhood education (ECE) market, from global growth investor Summit Partners.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR:$20,635.61)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management and capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Summit Partners
target: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through third grade.
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announced 6/23/2021 via Company Press Release

Edmentum, will acquire Apex Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Edmentum, a global pioneer in education technology, announced a definitive agreement to acquire Apex Learning, a Seattle-based industry leader in digital curriculum and virtual learning with over 20 years of deep expertise providing high-quality, rigorous, and teacher-centered programs.
buyer parent: The Vistria Group
buyer: Edmentum
Edmentum is a leading provider of online learning programs designed to drive student achievement for academic and career success. Their virtual learning solution, EdOptions Academy, is a fully accredited K-12 online school. "
target parent: Education Growth Partners
target: Apex Learning, Inc.
Schools and districts nationwide implement Apex Learning digital curriculum to personalize the learning experience and support success for all students—from those who are struggling to those capable of accelerating.
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closed 1/28/2021 via PR Newswire

Verge Learning Inc., acquired XceptionalED

synopsis: Verge Learning Inc., a marketplace of special education tools and resources worldwide, has acquired XceptionalED, a professional development platform of online courses and conferences supporting disability-focused professionals, educators, advocates, and parents. XceptionalED will be integrated into Verge Learning's teletherapy platform.
buyer: Verge Learning Inc.
Verge Learning is a comprehensive marketplace of special education-focused technology and resources, including teletherapy, professional development, and student content management for therapists, clinics, and school districts. "
target: XceptionalED
XceptionalED is a professional development platform of online courses, conferences, and podcasts supporting disability-focused professionals, educators, advocates, and parents. XceptionalED offers high-quality, impactful, cost-effective online courses built on evidence-based foundations.
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closed 9/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Arco Platform Limited, acquired Studos Software Ltda.

synopsis: Sao Paulo-based Arco has acquired Studos Software Ltda., a Brazilian technology provider for personalized student assessment, data-based academic performance diagnostics, and AI-powered adaptive learning and test prep. The acquisition is part of Arco's strategy to acquire technology companies that increase the value of its learning systems.
buyer: Arco Platform Limited (ARCE:$168.64)
Brazil-based Arco aims to transform the way students learn. The company's data-driven learning, interactive content, and scalable curriculum allows students to personalize their learning experience with high-quality solutions while enabling schools to provide a broader approach to education. "
target: Studos Software Ltda.
Studios is a Brazilian technology provider for personalized student assessment, data-based academic performance diagnostics, and AI-powered adaptive learning and test prep. Studios supplies K-12 schools with content and tools that enable teachers to create and grade online and offline assessments.
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closed 7/27/2020 via BusinessWire

Edgenuity, Inc., acquired Purpose Prep

synopsis: Weld North Education announced it has acquired Purpose Prep, a leading technology-based online course provider focused on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Purpose Prep will become part of Edgenuity, a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Edgenuity, Inc.
Edgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market. Nationwide, Edgenuity is in use by more than 20,000 schools, including 20 of the 25 largest school districts, to meet academic goals and improve student outcomes. "
target: Purpose Prep
Purpose Prep is a leading technology-based online course provider focused on Social and Emotional Learning. The Purpose Prep curriculum focuses on personal, character, and leadership development as well as the development of healthy social and emotional skills and readiness for life beyond school.
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closed 4/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Boxlight, acquired Robo

synopsis: Boxlight Corporation, a provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, has acquired Robo 3D, a leading 3D printer brand, and MyStemKits, the largest online collection of K-12 STEM curriculum for 3D printing. The acquisition supports Boxlight's expansion of solutions for K-12 classrooms and its focus on STEM education.
buyer: Boxlight (BOXL:$39.70)
Boxlight is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global education market. The company develops, sells, and services its integrated, interactive solution suite of software, classroom technologies, professional development, and support services. "
target: Robo (ASX:RBO:$4.43)
Robo is a leading brand of 3D printers, empowering 3D creation with its growing line of products in hardware, materials, and content. MyStemKits develops K-12 curriculum for standards-driven instruction and 3D-printable manipulatives to create an end-to-end STEM solution.
price ($mm)
$0.60
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closed 1/8/2020 via BusinessWire

Edgenuity, Inc., acquired LearnZillion

synopsis: Weld North Education has acquired LearnZillion, a leading provider of K-12 high-quality digital-first core curriculum. LearnZillion will become part of Edgenuity, a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Edgenuity, Inc.
Edgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market. Nationwide, Edgenuity is in use by more than 20,000 schools, including 20 of the 25 largest school districts, to meet academic goals and improve student outcomes. "
target: LearnZillion
LearnZillion curates and publishes the highest-quality core instructional materials, supported by exceptional professional development. LearnZillion is committed to helping educators plan and deliver powerful, lasting learning experiences.
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closed 12/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired Accelerate learning

synopsis: The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, has acquired a majority stake in Accelerate Learning, a global provider of PreK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education products and services. Accelerate Learning's STEMscopes product is a digital science solution for PreK through 12th grade students.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $210 billion of assets under management across 335 investment vehicles. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. "
target: Accelerate learning
Accelerate Learning is a global provider of PreK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education products and services. Their STEMscopes product is a digital science solution for PreK through 12th grade students offering three core curriculum programs.
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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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closed 7/30/2018 via PR Newswire

Imagine Learning, Inc., acquired Reasoning Mind

synopsis: Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for grades pre-K–12, announced its Imagine Learning business acquired Texas-based Reasoning Mind, a leading innovative math curriculum organization addressing the early learning market.
buyer parent: Silver Lake Partners
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: Reasoning Mind
Founded in 2000, Reasoning Mind has established itself as one of the highest-quality blended learning organizations for mathematics in the United States, servicing nearly a million students and teachers over 18 years, across several states.
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closed 6/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Robo, acquired MyStemKits

synopsis: Robo, a company focused on 3D printing, has acquired the leading USA education software and content business, MyStemKits. MyStemKits is the owner of the world’s largest online library of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math curriculums with 3D printable kits for K-12 schools.
buyer: Robo (ASX:RBO:$4.43)
Robo is a company focused on the design and distribution of 3D printers and associated products for the desktop segment of the 3D printing industry. They plan to make next generation 3D technologies that inspire passion and empower people to achieve educational, professional, and personal goals. "
target: MyStemKits
MyStemKits (MSK) is a leading USA “EdTech” business that develops and markets the world’s largest library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (“STEM”) curriculums incorporating 3D printed project kits for K-12 schools, all aligned to USA national science and mathematics standards.
price ($mm)
$1.89
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
2.4x
closed 5/15/2018 via Company Press Release

Summit Partners, acquired Teaching Strategies, Inc.

synopsis: L Squared Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it has closed on the sale of Teaching Strategies to Summit Partners. Teaching Strategies is the leading provider of early childhood educational resources, including curriculum and web-based assessment products.
buyer: Summit Partners
Summit Partners is a global alternative investment firm investing into growth equity, fixed income and public equity opportunities. Summit invests in growth sectors of the global economy and has invested in more than 460 companies in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth industries."
target parent: L Squared Capital Partners
target: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies is the leading provider of early childhood educational resources, including curriculum and web-based assessment products. Teaching Strategies provides an essential product to the early childhood education sector helping millions of young children develop.
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closed 5/3/2017 via PE Hub

Education Growth Partners, acquired Apex Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Education Growth Partners, a private equity firm dedicated to providing growth capital to proven, high potential education companies, announced it has acquired Apex Learning. Founded in 1997, Apex Learning partners with schools and districts nationwide to personalize the learning experience for every student.
buyer: Education Growth Partners
Education Growth Partners is a private equity firm dedicated to providing growth capital to proven, high potential education companies that offer compelling solutions to unmet needs in education. "
target: Apex Learning, Inc.
Schools and districts nationwide implement Apex Learning digital curriculum to personalize the learning experience and support success for all students—from those who are struggling to those capable of accelerating.
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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:$1,154.60)
The assets acquired from K12 post-secondary business; K12's interest in an existing Middle East joint venture currently operating with a Safanad Limited affiliate; and a private international brick and mortar school.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$21
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/7/2013 via PR Newswire

Discovery Communications, Inc., acquired Espresso Group, Ltd.

synopsis: Discovery Communications announced it has acquired Espresso Group Limited, the leading provider of primary school digital education content in the U.K. The purchase of Espresso Education represents Discovery Communications' first international education-focused acquisition.
buyer: Discovery Communications, Inc. (DISC.A:$10,780.00)
Discovery Communications is the world's number 1 nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.8 billion cumulative subscribers in 218 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity through 155 worldwide television networks. "
target: Espresso Group, Ltd.
Espresso Education is the leading digital curriculum service in the UK. Espresso is a comprehensive library of high quality, video-rich teaching resources that support teachers, motivate pupils and raise standards in the classroom.
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China First Capital Group Limited
China First Capital Group Limited
China First Capital Group (CFCG) focuses on investment across the education industry with licenses in financial services. CFCG is actively exploring education projects and making direct investments. They also have subsidiaries which deal in securities, asset management, & corporate finance advising.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$219.43
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.08)
EBIT ($mm)
($9.84)
Net Income ($mm)
$26.60
Employees
4007
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Ticker: LRN
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
K12, Inc.
K12, Inc.
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$1,154.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$93.43
EBIT ($mm)
$65.11
Net Income ($mm)
$46.90
Employees
4950
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Ticker: TSE:6049
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ItoKuro Inc.
ItoKuro Inc.
Founded in 2006, ItoKuro is a Japanese company that operates comparison websites for cram schools and preparatory schools. Their websites covers schools for elementary school to high school students. The company also offers marketing services to the education industry.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$26.36
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
$5.90
Net Income ($mm)
$3.82
Employees
89
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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Ticker: SCHL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Scholastic Inc.
Scholastic Inc.
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,679.40
EBITDA ($mm)
$114.90
EBIT ($mm)
$75.50
Net Income ($mm)
$48.50
Employees
9000
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Ticker: OTCPK:SCOO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty is a leading distributor of innovative and proprietary products, programs and services to the education marketplace. The Company designs, develops, and provides educators with the latest and very best school supplies, furniture and both curriculum & supplemental learning resources.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$674.03
EBITDA ($mm)
$44.45
EBIT ($mm)
$32.04
Net Income ($mm)
$12.41
Employees
1156
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Ticker: KLSE:SASBADI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi is a publisher of books and educational aids for the school-going children of Malaysia. Sasbadi is an essential guide for students and teachers in elite smart schools in the cities, as well as simple schools in the kampungs.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$23.20
EBITDA ($mm)
$4.40
EBIT ($mm)
$3.38
Net Income ($mm)
$1.98
Employees
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Ticker: HMHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,387.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$78.43
EBIT ($mm)
($66.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3800
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Ticker: OTCPK:PBYA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ProBility Media Corp.
ProBility Media Corp.
ProBility Media Corp. is an education and training technology company. ProBility is executing a disruptive strategy of defragmenting the training market place by offering high quality training courses and materials and preparing the workforce for excellence.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$6.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($3.65)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.84)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
13
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