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closed 10/11/2017 via PR Web

MindRocket Media Group Inc., acquired American ED TV

synopsis: MindRocket Media Group, the comprehensive multi-channel public relations and editorial firm, has acquired American ED TV, the first television media company focused on American education. American ED TV delivers entertaining, trusted and empowering content for the purpose of improving the education system.
buyer: MindRocket Media Group Inc.
MindRocket Media Group is a multimedia, multi-channel, production, marketing and public relations firm specializing in education industry thought leadership and strategy. They also produce and distribute education news, event coverage, commentary and product review to third party media channels. "
target: American ED TV
American ED TV is the first network dedicated to the news, business and culture of American education. They are a leader in delivering entertaining, trusted and empowering content to galvanize educators, students, parents and concerned citizens for the purpose of improving the education system.
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cancelled 3/2/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Sports Venues of Florida, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Live Youth Sports Network

synopsis: Sports Venues of Florida, Inc., a developmental stage company engaged in the business of building youth sports and family entertainment complexes, has cancelled its acquisition of Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN), a company that provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet.
buyer: Sports Venues of Florida, Inc. (OTCPK:BTHR:$1.33)
Sports Venues of Florida, Inc., is a developmental stage company engaged in the business of building youth sports and family entertainment complexes. The company builds sports complexes ranging from 80-acres to 300-acres that include both outdoor and indoor athletic competitions. "
target: Live Youth Sports Network
Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN) provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet. LYSN allows parents, grandparents, military personnel, alumni, scouts, and anyone else who could not make it to the game to watch and enjoy any school sporting event.
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announced 2/7/2018 via GlobeNewswire

HPIL Holding, will acquire Live Youth Sports Network

synopsis: HPIL Holding, a diversified holding company, will acquire Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN). LYSN provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet. LYSN allows parents, grandparents, military personnel, alumni, scouts, and anyone else who could not make it to the game to watch and enjoy any school sporting event.
buyer: HPIL Holding (OTCPK:HPIL:$0.00)
HPIL Holding is a diversified holding company. HPIL Holding is focused on investing in both private and public companies in differing business sectors. HPIL Holding does not restrict its potential candidate target companies to any specific business, industry or geographical location. "
target: Live Youth Sports Network
Life Youth Sports Network (LYSN) provides streaming video of high school sporting events over the internet. LYSN allows parents, grandparents, military personnel, alumni, scouts, and anyone else who could not make it to the game to watch and enjoy any school sporting event.
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closed 5/21/2007 via BusinessWire

Facts On File News Service, acquired Films Media Group

synopsis: PRIMEDIA Inc. it has sold its Films Media Group to Facts on File, Inc., a publisher of print and online reference materials for schools and libraries. Films Media Group is a leading source of educational videos to schools, colleges, and libraries in North America, offering approximately 12,000 titles.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Facts On File News Service
Facts On File is recognized as one of the leading print and electronic publishers of general reference materials for the school and library markets. Its product formats include single and multi-volume books, online databases, loose-leaf binders and CD-ROMs. "
target parent: Primedia, Inc.
target: Films Media Group
Films Media Group is North America’s leading source of high-quality educational video and multimedia programs for schools, colleges, libraries, the medical community, and other institutions. FMG is a PRIMEDIA company based in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

AIM Education, Inc., acquired Sunburst Visual Media

synopsis: Visual media publisher and distributor AIM Education, Inc. has acquired the award-winning educational video product line Sunburst Visual Media and Learn360™ from School Specialty, Inc.
buyer: AIM Education, Inc.
AIM Education, Inc., based in Plainview, NY, is a visual media publisher and distributor that supports educators by offering supplemental curriculum, guidance, and health products to help students achieve academically, socially, and emotionally. "
target parent: School Specialty, Inc.
target: Sunburst Visual Media
Sunburst Video is a leading developer and marketer of proprietary videos, DVDs and related curriculum materials covering the character education, health and guidance curriculums in K-12 schools.
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closed 6/25/2008 via BusinessWire

AIM Education, Inc., acquired Teacher's Media Company

synopsis: Visual media publisher and distributor AIM Education, Inc. has acquired the award-winning educational video product line Teacher’s Media Company, from School Specialty, Inc. AIM Education, Inc. is a new division of the international AIM Learning Group, Inc.
buyer: AIM Education, Inc.
AIM Education, Inc., based in Plainview, NY, is a visual media publisher and distributor that supports educators by offering supplemental curriculum, guidance, and health products to help students achieve academically, socially, and emotionally. "
target parent: School Specialty, Inc.
target: Teacher's Media Company
In 1994, Teacher's Video Company became the largest producer and distributor of educational videos in the U.S., serving teachers in every discipline in almost every American school. Offerings now exist in all areas of core curriculum, and student health and wellness.
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$8.60
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closed 6/6/2006 via PR Newswire

Discovery Education, acquired Clearvue & SVE, Inc.

synopsis: Discovery Education, the nation's leading provider of on-demand digital media solutions for schools, announced today that it has acquired the Chicago-based educational media company Clearvue & SVE, Inc.
buyer parent: Liberty Media Corporation
buyer: Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the newly created division of Discovery Communications, Inc., the leading global real-world media company. Discovery Education products reach over 90,000 schools across the United States, serving 1.5 million teachers and their 35 million students each year. "
target: Clearvue & SVE, Inc.
A leader in K-12 educational media publishing for more than 85 years, Clearvue & SVE, Inc., has won numerous awards for its products, which include videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, and the media-on-demand system PowerMediaPlus.com.
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announced 10/18/2011 via Reuters

HTC Corporation, will acquire Zoodles

synopsis: HTC Corp, HTC, the world's No.5 smartphone company, plans to buy Inquisitive Minds, a U.S. maker of children's software, for $13 million to expand its offering of applications. Inquisitive Minds' Zoodles is an online platform for education and learning for young children that offers games, videos, story books, an art studio, and more.
buyer: HTC Corporation
Inquisitive Minds, d/b/a Zoodles, provides an online platform for education and learning for young children. Zoodles has thousands of fun, educational games that are always changing. Zoodles' simple interface makes it easy for kids to play independently. "
target: Zoodles
Inquisitive Minds, d/b/a Zoodles, provides an online platform for education and learning for young children. Zoodles has thousands of fun, educational games that are always changing. Zoodles' simple interface makes it easy for kids to play independently.
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$13
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closed 5/31/2012 via PR Newswire

Full East International Limited, merged with Neologic Animation Inc.

synopsis: Neologic Animation Inc., an educational software Company in the People's Republic of China, announced that it has completed its merger with Full East International Limited. Neologic Animation Inc.'s afterschool training website for primary school students, is an educational online game.
buyer: Full East International Limited (NANI:$0.00)
Full East International Limited is a shell company. "
target: Neologic Animation Inc.
Neologic Animation Inc. is an educational software company in the People's Republic of China. The educational online game "Naniya World" is geared to primary school students and is focused on cultivating students' independent learning capacity as well as their self-development capacity.
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closed 6/15/2007 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint Capital Limited, acquired Wolters Kluwer Education

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company, today announced the completion of the sale of its Education division to Bridgepoint Capital Limited. Regulatory approvals were received, and customary closing conditions have been met.
buyer: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
Bridgepoint is a leading European provider of private equity with a 25-year track record of investing in established businesses and working with management to create value within companies across Europe. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Wolters Kluwer Education
Wolters Kluwer Education is the leading provider of primary, secondary, and vocational educational material, content and services in seven European countries (the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Austria, and Hungary).
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$1,032
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$421
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closed 6/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired McGraw-Hill

synopsis: Platinum Equity, a global investment firm, has acquired McGraw Hill, a global leader in educational content and digital platforms, from funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $19 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and operations—a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O."
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: McGraw-Hill
McGraw Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that drive results for students, parents, educators and professionals. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,500 [$6,388]
rev ($mm)
$1,545
EBITDA ($mm)
$384
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4.1x
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16.6x
cancelled 5/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

McGraw-Hill cancelled merger with Cengage Learning,

synopsis: Publishers Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education have terminated plans to merge after scrutiny from regulators. Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education’s goal of creating one giant educational publisher has been abandoned, the publishers announced.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: McGraw-Hill
McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals drive results. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives.
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closed 3/22/2013 via PR Newswire

Apollo Global Management, acquired McGraw-Hill Education

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies completed the sale of its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
Apollo Global Management, LLC is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. They focus their investments in areas where they can capitalize upon their integrated platform. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,400 [$2,521]
rev ($mm)
$2,223
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$371
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closed 3/20/2007 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Anker Publishing Co. Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today that it has acquired the publishing assets of Anker Publishing Company, Inc., an independent publisher of books and periodicals for professionals in higher education, located in Bolton, Massachusetts. Anker Publishing's annual revenue is approximately $ 1 million.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target: Anker Publishing Co. Inc.
Anker Publishing Company, Inc. is an independent publisher of professional books, periodicals, and other information media.
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$1
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closed 10/30/2018 via PR Newswire

IXL Learning, acquired ABCya.com, L.L.C.

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform, has acquired ABCya.com, the leader in educational games for kids. ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. In addition to math and language arts, ABCya also covers topics such as science and holiday trivia.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL Learning is an educational technology company that delivers an immersive K-12 e-learning experience. IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies and Spanish. "
target: ABCya.com, L.L.C.
ABCya.com is the leader in educational games for kids. ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. In addition to math and language arts, ABCya also covers topics such as science and holiday trivia.
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closed 4/15/2004 via BusinessWire

Triumph Learning, acquired Buckle Down Publishing Company

synopsis: Haights Cross Communications, Inc. announced that it completed the acquisition of Buckle Down Publishing Company on April 15, 2004. Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Buckle Down was founded in 1982 and is one of the nation's leading publishers of test preparation materials for high-stakes state tests.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Triumph Learning
A comprehensive provider of print and software preparation materials for state and national tests, Triumph Learning has a highly successful 19-year track record of publishing high-quality materials proven to help students master the standards assessed on high stakes state tests. Triumph Learning cr "
target: Buckle Down Publishing Company
Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Buckle Down was founded in 1982 and is one of the nation's leading publishers of test preparation materials for high-stakes state tests.
price ($mm)
$27
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$11
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$3
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closed 1/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Outsell, Inc., purchased business research division from Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: Eduventures, higher education’s leading learning collaborative research and consulting company, and Outsell, Inc., a syndicated research and advisory firm for companies in the information industry, jointly announced Outsell’s acquisition of Eduventures’ business research division.
buyer: Outsell, Inc.
Outsell is the leading research and advisory firm providing actionable market analytics for the information industry. Outsell helps publishers, commercial information providers, and content software technology vendors identify, maintain, and grow markets and revenue streams. "
seller parent: Invus Group LLC
seller: Eduventures, Inc.
The worldwide authority on the education industry, Eduventures supports the growth of organizations operating in the pre-K-12, postsecondary, and corporate learning markets. Founded in 1993, Eduventures is privately held and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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closed 2/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Invus Group LLC, Knowledge Investment Partners LLC, acquired Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: Invus Group LLC and Knowledge Investment Partners LLC have bought a controlling stake in Eduventures Inc., a supplier of research and analysis for the education market, for an undisclosed amount.
buyer: Invus Group LLC
buyer: Knowledge Investment Partners LLC
Invus, New York, primarily is a private equity firm with committed capital in excess of $3 billion. It is the exclusive investment adviser of Artal Luxembourg SA, a European investment company, and has invested in more than 80 companies over the past 20 years. "
target: Eduventures, Inc.
The worldwide authority on the education industry, Eduventures supports the growth of organizations operating in the pre-K-12, postsecondary, and corporate learning markets. Founded in 1993, Eduventures is privately held and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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closed 12/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Triangle Digital Ventures, acquired Peterson's

synopsis: Triangle Digital Ventures has acquired the Peterson’s business from Nelnet Inc. Peterson’s is a diversified data, learning, and publishing company focused on post-secondary education. The company provides a suite of online test preparation services, higher education research and books to consumers, enterprise, government and libraries.
buyer: Triangle Digital Ventures
Triangle Digital Ventures (TDV) is an entrepreneurial growth firm that acquires — and grows — technology businesses. TDV targets opportunities that are otherwise too small or too complex for conventional acquirers. TDV invests operational expertise and capital to deliver outsized returns. "
target parent: Nelnet, Inc.
target: Peterson's
Peterson’s is the world’s leading educational services company dedicated to furthering education after high school and beyond. From high school placement tests to college admissions tests to career certification exams, Peterson's is your one-stop-shop for test information, strategy, and practice.
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closed 9/15/2016 via BusinessWire

NRCCUA, acquired Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: The National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA), a leading provider of data and analytics solutions to public and private colleges and universities, announced that it has acquired Eduventures. Eduventures is one of the leading research and advisory firms servicing colleges and universities.
buyer: NRCCUA
NRCCUA has been building educational bridges between college-bound high school students, high school educators and college admissions officers for over 40 years. Through their annual surveys, they gather information on student attitudes and educational plans. "
target parent: Invus Group LLC
target: Eduventures, Inc.
Eduventures is the leading research and advisory firm that is focused exclusively on analyzing the forces that are transforming higher education. Eduventures provides forward-looking and actionable research based on proprietary market data, and advisory services that support decision-making.
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closed 10/11/2017 via PR Web

MindRocket Media Group Inc., acquired American ED TV

synopsis: MindRocket Media Group, the comprehensive multi-channel public relations and editorial firm, has acquired American ED TV, the first television media company focused on American education. American ED TV delivers entertaining, trusted and empowering content for the purpose of improving the education system.
buyer: MindRocket Media Group Inc.
MindRocket Media Group is a multimedia, multi-channel, production, marketing and public relations firm specializing in education industry thought leadership and strategy. They also produce and distribute education news, event coverage, commentary and product review to third party media channels. "
target: American ED TV
American ED TV is the first network dedicated to the news, business and culture of American education. They are a leader in delivering entertaining, trusted and empowering content to galvanize educators, students, parents and concerned citizens for the purpose of improving the education system.
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closed 10/11/2017 via PR Web

MindRocket Media Group Inc., acquired American ED TV

synopsis: MindRocket Media Group, the comprehensive multi-channel public relations and editorial firm, has acquired American ED TV, the first television media company focused on American education. American ED TV delivers entertaining, trusted and empowering content for the purpose of improving the education system.
buyer: MindRocket Media Group Inc.
MindRocket Media Group is a multimedia, multi-channel, production, marketing and public relations firm specializing in education industry thought leadership and strategy. They also produce and distribute education news, event coverage, commentary and product review to third party media channels. "
target: American ED TV
American ED TV is the first network dedicated to the news, business and culture of American education. They are a leader in delivering entertaining, trusted and empowering content to galvanize educators, students, parents and concerned citizens for the purpose of improving the education system.
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closed 10/11/2017 via PR Web

MindRocket Media Group Inc., acquired American ED TV

synopsis: MindRocket Media Group, the comprehensive multi-channel public relations and editorial firm, has acquired American ED TV, the first television media company focused on American education. American ED TV delivers entertaining, trusted and empowering content for the purpose of improving the education system.
buyer: MindRocket Media Group Inc.
MindRocket Media Group is a multimedia, multi-channel, production, marketing and public relations firm specializing in education industry thought leadership and strategy. They also produce and distribute education news, event coverage, commentary and product review to third party media channels. "
target: American ED TV
American ED TV is the first network dedicated to the news, business and culture of American education. They are a leader in delivering entertaining, trusted and empowering content to galvanize educators, students, parents and concerned citizens for the purpose of improving the education system.
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announced 9/7/2016 via BusinessWire

Morrison & Tyson Communications will be merged with Dick Jones Communication,

synopsis: Dick Jones Communications, a leading national communications firm with years specializing in education, announced that it is joining forces with Morrison & Tyson Communications, another communication firm specializing in education, a move that bolsters their presence in the field and strengthens service and expertise to their clients nationwide.
buyer: Dick Jones Communication
Dick Jones Communications, a leading national communications firm with nearly three decades specializing in education, helps colleges and universities build support among key public through national media relations. "
target: Morrison & Tyson Communications
Morrison & Tyson Communications focuses on the communications needs of colleges, universities, and other non-profit organizations, particularly as they apply to generating important national and regional media coverage.
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closed 1/23/2020 via PR Newswire

The Expo Group, Inc., acquired Educe LLC

synopsis: The Expo Group, an exhibitions and events partner that invests in growth, has acquired Educe LLC, a firm committed to adding value to the events and engagement strategy for higher education institutions.
buyer: The Expo Group, Inc.
The Expo Group is a trusted exhibition and events partner helping organizations grow their attendee, exhibitor and sponsorship revenue through the design and execution of unique, compelling and memorable experiences. The company is headquartered in Dallas. "
target: Educe LLC
Educe is a boutique firm focused entirely on the needs of higher education. They have worked on campuses, taught at conferences, served on boards, and been tapped as trusted counsel by leadership. They specialize in engagement strategies, event design and production, higher education and more.
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closed 11/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

FPP EDU Media, Inc., acquired The Student World

synopsis: FPP EDU Media is delighted to announce the acquisition of The Student World from AdGen. The Student World is the UK's premier study abroad advisory service where students, parents and teachers can find out more about the opportunities and possibilities of pursuing an education abroad.
buyer: FPP EDU Media, Inc.
FPP Edu Media is a leader in international student recruitment solutions. FPPEDUMedia began in a small garage in northeastern Brazil with only an idea and a desire to bridge a gap in international education - matching qualified students with quality international programs. "
target parent: AdGen UK
target: The Student World
The Student World is the UK's premier study abroad advisory service where students, parents and teachers can find out more about the opportunities and possibilities of pursuing an education abroad.
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closed 8/9/2018 via Company Press Release

WorldStrides, acquired The Education Abroad Network

synopsis: WorldStrides, the largest educational travel and study abroad company in the United States and the leading experiential education provider, has acquired The Education Abroad Network (TEAN). TEAN began by offering study abroad programs in Australia focused on personalized experiences that change lives.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: WorldStrides
WorldStrides is the largest and most trusted educational student travel company in the country. They have provided a variety of educational travel programs to more than six million participants since 1967. "
target: The Education Abroad Network
Founded in 1995, The Education Abroad Network began by offering study abroad programs in Australia focused on personalised experiences that change lives. With programs now offered in Australia, New Zealand, Southeast Asia and China, TEAN specializes in the Asia Pacific region.
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closed 2/6/2007 via BNC Analysis

Solution Tree, LLC, purchased conference events division from Teachscape

synopsis: Solution Tree, a Bloomington-based educational publishing and services company, recently acquired NSCI, the conference events division of Teachscape.
buyer: Solution Tree, LLC
Solution Tree, LLC operates as an educational publishing and professional development company. Solution Tree resources have helped K–12 teachers and administrators create safe and caring schools and communities. "
seller: Teachscape
Teachscape is a school effectiveness company, providing a range of solutions that drive increasing levels of student achievement by building the knowledge and skills of instructional leaders and teachers.
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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 6/15/2007 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint Capital Limited, acquired Wolters Kluwer Education

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company, today announced the completion of the sale of its Education division to Bridgepoint Capital Limited. Regulatory approvals were received, and customary closing conditions have been met.
buyer: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
Bridgepoint is a leading European provider of private equity with a 25-year track record of investing in established businesses and working with management to create value within companies across Europe. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Wolters Kluwer Education
Wolters Kluwer Education is the leading provider of primary, secondary, and vocational educational material, content and services in seven European countries (the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Austria, and Hungary).
price ($mm)
$1,032
rev ($mm)
$421
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2.4x
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closed 6/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired McGraw-Hill

synopsis: Platinum Equity, a global investment firm, has acquired McGraw Hill, a global leader in educational content and digital platforms, from funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $19 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and operations—a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O."
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: McGraw-Hill
McGraw Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that drive results for students, parents, educators and professionals. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,500 [$6,388]
rev ($mm)
$1,545
EBITDA ($mm)
$384
EV / rev
4.1x
EV / EBITDA
16.6x
cancelled 5/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

McGraw-Hill cancelled merger with Cengage Learning,

synopsis: Publishers Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education have terminated plans to merge after scrutiny from regulators. Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education’s goal of creating one giant educational publisher has been abandoned, the publishers announced.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: McGraw-Hill
McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals drive results. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives.
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closed 3/22/2013 via PR Newswire

Apollo Global Management, acquired McGraw-Hill Education

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies completed the sale of its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
Apollo Global Management, LLC is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. They focus their investments in areas where they can capitalize upon their integrated platform. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,400 [$2,521]
rev ($mm)
$2,223
EBITDA ($mm)
$371
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
closed 3/20/2007 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Anker Publishing Co. Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today that it has acquired the publishing assets of Anker Publishing Company, Inc., an independent publisher of books and periodicals for professionals in higher education, located in Bolton, Massachusetts. Anker Publishing's annual revenue is approximately $ 1 million.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target: Anker Publishing Co. Inc.
Anker Publishing Company, Inc. is an independent publisher of professional books, periodicals, and other information media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/15/2004 via BusinessWire

Triumph Learning, acquired Buckle Down Publishing Company

synopsis: Haights Cross Communications, Inc. announced that it completed the acquisition of Buckle Down Publishing Company on April 15, 2004. Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Buckle Down was founded in 1982 and is one of the nation's leading publishers of test preparation materials for high-stakes state tests.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Triumph Learning
A comprehensive provider of print and software preparation materials for state and national tests, Triumph Learning has a highly successful 19-year track record of publishing high-quality materials proven to help students master the standards assessed on high stakes state tests. Triumph Learning cr "
target: Buckle Down Publishing Company
Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Buckle Down was founded in 1982 and is one of the nation's leading publishers of test preparation materials for high-stakes state tests.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
9.8x
closed 1/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Outsell, Inc., purchased business research division from Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: Eduventures, higher education’s leading learning collaborative research and consulting company, and Outsell, Inc., a syndicated research and advisory firm for companies in the information industry, jointly announced Outsell’s acquisition of Eduventures’ business research division.
buyer: Outsell, Inc.
Outsell is the leading research and advisory firm providing actionable market analytics for the information industry. Outsell helps publishers, commercial information providers, and content software technology vendors identify, maintain, and grow markets and revenue streams. "
seller parent: Invus Group LLC
seller: Eduventures, Inc.
The worldwide authority on the education industry, Eduventures supports the growth of organizations operating in the pre-K-12, postsecondary, and corporate learning markets. Founded in 1993, Eduventures is privately held and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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closed 2/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Invus Group LLC, Knowledge Investment Partners LLC, acquired Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: Invus Group LLC and Knowledge Investment Partners LLC have bought a controlling stake in Eduventures Inc., a supplier of research and analysis for the education market, for an undisclosed amount.
buyer: Invus Group LLC
buyer: Knowledge Investment Partners LLC
Invus, New York, primarily is a private equity firm with committed capital in excess of $3 billion. It is the exclusive investment adviser of Artal Luxembourg SA, a European investment company, and has invested in more than 80 companies over the past 20 years. "
target: Eduventures, Inc.
The worldwide authority on the education industry, Eduventures supports the growth of organizations operating in the pre-K-12, postsecondary, and corporate learning markets. Founded in 1993, Eduventures is privately held and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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closed 12/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Triangle Digital Ventures, acquired Peterson's

synopsis: Triangle Digital Ventures has acquired the Peterson’s business from Nelnet Inc. Peterson’s is a diversified data, learning, and publishing company focused on post-secondary education. The company provides a suite of online test preparation services, higher education research and books to consumers, enterprise, government and libraries.
buyer: Triangle Digital Ventures
Triangle Digital Ventures (TDV) is an entrepreneurial growth firm that acquires — and grows — technology businesses. TDV targets opportunities that are otherwise too small or too complex for conventional acquirers. TDV invests operational expertise and capital to deliver outsized returns. "
target parent: Nelnet, Inc.
target: Peterson's
Peterson’s is the world’s leading educational services company dedicated to furthering education after high school and beyond. From high school placement tests to college admissions tests to career certification exams, Peterson's is your one-stop-shop for test information, strategy, and practice.
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closed 9/15/2016 via BusinessWire

NRCCUA, acquired Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: The National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA), a leading provider of data and analytics solutions to public and private colleges and universities, announced that it has acquired Eduventures. Eduventures is one of the leading research and advisory firms servicing colleges and universities.
buyer: NRCCUA
NRCCUA has been building educational bridges between college-bound high school students, high school educators and college admissions officers for over 40 years. Through their annual surveys, they gather information on student attitudes and educational plans. "
target parent: Invus Group LLC
target: Eduventures, Inc.
Eduventures is the leading research and advisory firm that is focused exclusively on analyzing the forces that are transforming higher education. Eduventures provides forward-looking and actionable research based on proprietary market data, and advisory services that support decision-making.
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closed 7/27/2006 via PR Newswire

Nelnet, Inc., acquired Peterson's

synopsis: Nelnet announced it has acquired Peterson's, a leading provider of education and career guidance, from The Thomson Corporation. Peterson's provides a comprehensive suite of education and career-related solutions in the areas of education search, test preparation, admissions, financial aid information, and career assistance.
buyer: Nelnet, Inc. (NNI:$824.49)
Nelnet is one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S. and is focused on providing quality student loan products and services to students and schools nationwide. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Peterson's
Peterson's has helped to connect individuals, educational institutions, and corporations through its critically acclaimed books, Web sites, online products, and admissions services.
price ($mm)
$40
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Cambium Learning Group merged with Veritas Capital Partners,

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational technology solutions company committed to helping all students reach their full potential, announced that it has completed its previously announced sale to certain affiliates of Veritas Capital, a leading private equity investment firm.
buyer: Veritas Capital Partners
Veritas Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Cambium Learning Group (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group, Inc. is an award-winning educational technology solutions leader dedicated to helping all students reach their potential through individualized and differentiated instruction.
price ($mm)[EV]
$686 [$703]
rev ($mm)
$161
EBITDA ($mm)
$30
EV / rev
4.5x
EV / EBITDA
24.4x
announced 1/31/2007 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, will acquire Cambium Learning

synopsis: Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading private equity investor announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Cambium Learning, Inc., a leading education company that provides intervention solutions for literacy and mathematics. Terms of the purchase from J.H.Whitney & Co. were not disclosed.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target parent: Whitney & Co. LLC
target: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials.
price ($mm)
$325
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.3x
EV / EBITDA

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