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closed 10/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Flinn Scientific, Inc., acquired WhiteBox Learning

synopsis: Windjammer Capital Investors is pleased to announce that its portfolio company Flinn Scientific has acquired WhiteBox Learning LLC, a leading software as a service (SaaS) provider of a comprehensive activity-based learning system that offers science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) applications for students in grades 6-12.
buyer parent: Windjammer Capital Investors
buyer: Flinn Scientific, Inc.
Flinn Scientific provides the very best science education supplies, safety information, instructional materials and programs. Over 150,000 science educators rely on Flinn Scientific annually for resources in science teaching and learning and for district science education solutions. "
target: WhiteBox Learning
WhiteBox Learning is a complete Standards-Based STEM Learning System for Engineering, Science, and Technology Education classrooms, grades 6-12. Completely web-based, students can design, analyze, and simulate their designs, hundreds of times, from a web browser.
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announced 8/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Avantel Limited, will acquire Wonder Whizkids

synopsis: Avantel, a company that specializes in integrating technologies related to wireless front-end, Satellite Communication, Network management, Software development and more, is acquiring Wonderwhizkids (Wiki Kids Limited), an e-Learning portal for K-8 to K-12 math & science students.
buyer: Avantel Limited (BSE:532406:$3.69)
Avantel specializes in integrating technologies related to wireless front-end, Satellite Communication, Embedded systems, Signal Processing, Network management and Software development. They are based in Hyderabad, India. "
target: Wonder Whizkids
Wonderwhizkids (Wiki Kids Limited) is an e-Learning portal for K-8 to K-12 math & science students in India. The portal features math, biology, physics and chemistry concepts aligned with International Baccalaureate, Advanced Placements and NCERT standards.
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closed 7/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

TSL Education Ltd., acquired TES Brightspark

synopsis: TSL Education is the sole owner of online tutoring platform TES Brightspark, after acquiring founder Tom Hooper's 50% stake. The education resources firm acquired half of Brightspark in March 2011. BrightSpark is an online learning company focused on math at primary and secondary level.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners
buyer: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education. "
target: TES Brightspark
TES BrightSpark is an online learning company focused on math at primary and secondary level. The company provides one-to-one tutoring online, integrated with structured curriculum content and state of the art technology.
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closed 12/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Embibe, acquired Funtoot

synopsis: Embibe, a leading online test preparation portal in India, has acquired a 90.5% stake Funtoot, an education technology company in India. Funtoot offers an intelligent, adaptive, personalized digital tutor for math and science. Their platform observes, assesses, interacts, encourages and tutors each student based on their individual characteristics.
buyer parent: Reliance Industries Limited
buyer: Embibe
Embibe is a leading online test preparation portal in India. Their AI-based education platform uses data analytics to deliver personalized learning outcomes to each student. Embibe helps students prepare for life-changing exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, and CET. "
target: Funtoot
Funtoot is an education technology company in India. Funtoot offers an intelligent, adaptive, personalized digital tutor for math and science. Their platform observes, assesses, diagnoses, interacts, encourages and tutors each student based on their individual characteristics.
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closed 4/23/2020 via PR Web

Thinkster, acquired SelectQ Corporation

synopsis: Thinkster, the world leader in AI-driven Math tutoring for Kindergarten to 8th grade, has acquired SelectQ Corporation, an AI-driven educational technology platform. SelectQ offers quizzes and performance-based training for SATs, tailored to the needs and understanding levels of each student.
buyer: Thinkster
Thinkster is the world leader in AI-driven Math tutoring for Kindergarten to 8th grade. Thinkster combines the power of elite human tutors with a world-class curriculum and amazing AI and data-driven approach that is hyper-personalized for each student. "
target: SelectQ Corporation
SelectQ is an AI-driven educational technology platform. SelectQ offers quizzes and performance-based training for SATs, tailored to the needs and understanding levels of each student. Their platform identifies strong and weak subjects for each student and provides customized improvement plans.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Coderise, acquired Bomberbot

synopsis: Coderise, an organization focused on providing upward social mobility to the underprivileged communities through software programming education, has acquired Bomberbot. The Bomberbot program aims to teach middle school students digital skills through an extracurricular program.
buyer: Coderise
Coderise was founded in Florida in 2012 by Andres Barreto. Coderise offers programming bootcamps for teenagers in Latin America, later expanded to offer alternative college education for adults joining forces with Holberton School from Silicon Valley. "
target: Bomberbot
Bomberbot has brought digital skills to children in the Netherlands through an extensive range of both school programs and after school activities. Their school programs aim to help students develop digital skills through a curriculum for both primary and secondary schools.
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closed 10/17/2012 via Yahoo, Inc.

Macmillan Digital Education, acquired Maths Doctor

synopsis: Macmillan Digital Education announced the acquisition of Maths Doctor - a British award-winning e-learning business that is run by qualified teachers. Maths Doctor provides live one-to-one home tutoring via the internet, plus worksheets and tutoring videos via its newly launched mobile phone app.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Digital Education
Launched in January 2012 by one of the world's leading educational publishers, Macmillan Digital Education captures opportunities in the consumer online education markets. "
target: Maths Doctor
Maths Doctor provides live one-to-one home tutoring via the internet, plus worksheets and tutoring videos via its newly launched mobile phone app.
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closed 12/5/2011 via BNC Analysis

Oxford University Press, acquired MyMaths Limited

synopsis: Oxford University Press has acquired MyMaths Limited. MyMaths Limited operates a subscription website for schools. It is based in the UK and is used in about 70 countries by around 4 million students a year. MyMaths provides access to a range of ready-made lessons and online homework tasks.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
target: MyMaths Limited
MyMaths Limited operates a subscription website for schools. It is based in the UK and is used in about 70 countries by around 4 million students a year. MyMaths provides access to a range of ready-made lessons and online homework tasks.
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closed 5/16/2018 via PR Web

Tynker, acquired PythonRoom

synopsis: Tynker, the number one game-based coding platform that has helped more than 60 million kids start coding, announced it has acquired Pythonroom, provider of an interactive, web-based learning management system. Pythonroom’s high school computer science curriculum was designed in concert with a community of educators and students.
buyer: Tynker
Tynker’s award-winning creative computing platform helps children develop computational thinking and programming skills in a fun, intuitive and imaginative way. The platform is used by one in three U.S. K-8 schools and 60 million kids across 150 countries. "
target: PythonRoom
Founded in 2014 by Abhinav Mathur, Keshav Saharia and Rohan Naik, Pythonroom enables educators to easily bring coding education into the classroom so students can learn mainstream coding languages in a fun and engaging way.
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announced 8/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

IXL Learning, will acquire 3P Learning Pty Ltd.

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

Eduphoria!, acquired FigMath

synopsis: FigMath, a plug & play math communication tool created by Fig Labs, was acquired by Eduphoria! Inc. FigMath is a plugin for math editing. FigMath seamlessly integrates into websites, discussion boards, text editors, and web based apps.
buyer: Eduphoria!
Eduphoria! is a Texas-based company that loves making powerful and intuitive web-based software for K-12 educators so they can focus on spending more time with their students. Eduphoria’s suite of applications empowers educators through the integration of student assessment and professional growth. "
target parent: FastFig
target: FigMath
FigMath is a plug & play math communication tool created by Fig Labs for companies and organization. FigMath is a plugin for math editing. FigMath seamlessly integrates into websites, discussion boards, text editors, and web based apps.
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closed 9/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Squla, acquired scoyo

synopsis: Squla, a consumer education company in the Netherlands, has acquired Scoyo, an online learning platform for primary and secondary school students in Germany. Scoyo makes learning fun by providing content in a cartoon world. They offer e-learning content for German and English language learning, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and art.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Squla
Squla is the leading consumer education brand for parents and their children in the Netherlands. Squla provides interactive educational tools for primary school students. Squla is linked to the Dutch national curriculum and is designed to supplement a student’s education in a fun and adaptive way. "
target: scoyo
Scoyo is an online learning platform for primary and secondary school students in Germany. Scoyo makes learning fun by providing content in a playful cartoon world. Their platform offers e-learning content for German and English language learning, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and art.
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announced 1/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Aakash Educational Services Limited, will acquire Meritnation

synopsis: Aakash Educational Services Ltd, a leading educational institution in India, will acquire a 66% stake in Meritnation from Info Edge, India’s premier online classifieds company. Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for math, science and English.
buyer: Aakash Educational Services Limited
Aakash is a leading educational institution in India. Aakash provides comprehensive test preparatory services to students preparing for medical and engineering entrance exams, school/board exams, KVPY, NTSE, Olympiads and other Foundation level exams. "
target parent: Info Edge
target: Meritnation
Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for mathematics, science and English. They also offer online and offline test preparation modules for various undergraduate entrance examinations.
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closed 4/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Nearpod, acquired Flocabulary

synopsis: Nearpod, an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom, has acquired Flocabulary, a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Their standards-based videos and instructional activities help develop core literacy skills.
buyer: Nearpod
Nearpod is an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom. Nearpod makes lectures more engaging through interactive multimedia presentations. With Nearpod, teachers can create mobile presentations, engage students in class, and assess them in real time. "
target: Flocabulary
Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers use Flocabulary’s standards-based videos and instructional activities to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills.
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announced 4/8/2021 via PR Web

Intellispark, will acquire Scholar Centric

synopsis: Intellispark, an education technology company, will acquire ScholarCentric, an evidence-based social-emotional learning and resiliency program, from Graduation Alliance. Intellispark will incorporate the capabilities of ScholarCentric into the Intellispark student success platform as the Intellispark SEL & Resiliency Program.
buyer: Intellispark
Intellispark is an education technology company focused on improving student success for PreK-12 schools The company has developed an innovative SaaS product that makes it easy for districts and schools to check in with their students throughout the school year. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Scholar Centric
ScholarCentric provides educators with innovative solutions to assess and teach critical social and emotional skills. Its Success Highway resiliency solution provides educators with actionable data so they can analyze the root causes of disengagement.
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closed 6/26/2019 via Company Press Release

ACT, Inc., acquired Mawi Learning

synopsis: ACT, a mission-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success, has acquired Mawi Learning, a provider of evidence-based social emotional training. Mawi Learning's suite of social emotional learning (SEL) tools and services have been used for school districts worldwide.
buyer: ACT, Inc.
ACT is a mission-driven, non-profit organization dedicated to helping people achieve education and workplace success. They are trusted as a national leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessments grounded in nearly 60 years of research. "
target: Mawi Learning
Mawi Learning provides evidence-based social emotional training. Their suite of social emotional learning (SEL) tools and services have been used for school districts worldwide. Mawi Learning’s online and blended courses for K-12 students and educators center on the idea of “Turbo.”
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closed 3/1/2005 via PR Newswire

ProQuest Information & Learning, acquired ExploreLearning, Inc.

synopsis: ProQuest Information and Learning has acquired ExploreLearning, producers of the world's largest online simulation library for math and science education. With an objective of helping learners make sense of complex scientific and mathematical principles, ExploreLearning offers modular, interactive math and science simulations (manipulatives) for te
buyer parent: Cambridge Scientific Abstracts
buyer: ProQuest Information & Learning
ProQuest creates specialized information resources and technologies that propel successful research and lifelong learning. A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers the culmination of experience from many respected brands, including CSA, UMI, Chadwyck-Healey, and eLibrary. "
target: ExploreLearning, Inc.
[JSF 1/10/02]: ExploreLearning is an online educational publisher working with educators and publishers to develop tools and content for web-based teaching and learning. Our mission is to deliver richly interactive learning experiences for middle school, high school, and introductory-level college
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closed 4/21/2021 via BusinessWire

Carnegie Learning, Inc., acquired Zorbit's Math Adventure

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

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Waggle

synopsis: Learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that it has acquired award-winning adaptive learning solution Waggle. Waggle's web-based adaptive learning platform provides differentiated Math and ELA instruction for students in grades 2–8.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
As a global leader in K–12 education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) provides comprehensive learning solutions to help all students achieve their maximum potential. HMH also delights readers throughout the world with award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles. "
target: Waggle
Waggle's web-based adaptive learning platform provides differentiated Math and ELA instruction for students in grades 2–8. Waggle's unique engine analyzes student decisions, learning behavior and progress to ensure each learner experiences the right challenge at the right time.
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closed 4/11/2012 via Company Press Release

Boathouse Capital, Renovus Capital, acquired Atomic Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners and Boathouse Capital announced the acquisition of Atomic Learning from Granite Equity Partners. Atomic Learning's training products provide workshops, classroom-ready projects and tutorials on more than 200 commonly-used software applications and are used by 460,000 teachers and 733,000 college students nationwide.
buyer: Boathouse Capital
buyer: Renovus Capital
Renovus Capital Partners is an education-focused private equity fund. Boathouse Capital is a $120 million junior capital fund that invests mezzanine debt and equity in high-quality lower middle market companies in partnership with management teams and private equity funds. "
target parent: Granite Equity Partners
target: Atomic Learning, Inc.
Atomic Learning's training products provide workshops, classroom-ready projects and tutorials on more than 200 commonly-used software applications and are used by 460,000 teachers and 733,000 college students nationwide.
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closed 10/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Flinn Scientific, Inc., acquired WhiteBox Learning

synopsis: Windjammer Capital Investors is pleased to announce that its portfolio company Flinn Scientific has acquired WhiteBox Learning LLC, a leading software as a service (SaaS) provider of a comprehensive activity-based learning system that offers science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) applications for students in grades 6-12.
buyer parent: Windjammer Capital Investors
buyer: Flinn Scientific, Inc.
Flinn Scientific provides the very best science education supplies, safety information, instructional materials and programs. Over 150,000 science educators rely on Flinn Scientific annually for resources in science teaching and learning and for district science education solutions. "
target: WhiteBox Learning
WhiteBox Learning is a complete Standards-Based STEM Learning System for Engineering, Science, and Technology Education classrooms, grades 6-12. Completely web-based, students can design, analyze, and simulate their designs, hundreds of times, from a web browser.
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closed 10/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Flinn Scientific, Inc., acquired WhiteBox Learning

synopsis: Windjammer Capital Investors is pleased to announce that its portfolio company Flinn Scientific has acquired WhiteBox Learning LLC, a leading software as a service (SaaS) provider of a comprehensive activity-based learning system that offers science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) applications for students in grades 6-12.
buyer parent: Windjammer Capital Investors
buyer: Flinn Scientific, Inc.
Flinn Scientific provides the very best science education supplies, safety information, instructional materials and programs. Over 150,000 science educators rely on Flinn Scientific annually for resources in science teaching and learning and for district science education solutions. "
target: WhiteBox Learning
WhiteBox Learning is a complete Standards-Based STEM Learning System for Engineering, Science, and Technology Education classrooms, grades 6-12. Completely web-based, students can design, analyze, and simulate their designs, hundreds of times, from a web browser.
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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 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 10/25/2013 via Market Wire

Amazon.com, Inc., acquired TenMarks Education

synopsis: Catamount Ventures and Birchmere Ventures announced that they have completed the sale of TenMarks, a company that is helping teachers and parents deliver innovative mathematics curriculum to students across the country, to Amazon.com, Inc.
buyer: Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN:$419,130.00)
Amazon.com, Inc. is a Fortune 500 company based in Seattle. Amazon.com, Inc. seeks to be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online, and endeavors to offer its customers the lowest possible prices. "
target: TenMarks Education
TenMarks's web-based math programs have been used by students across tens of thousands of schools and thousands of districts. Each day, students across the country use TenMarks to improve their math skills and confidence.
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closed 5/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Sophia Learning, LLC, acquired Guaranteach

synopsis: Sophia, a first-of-its-kind online social teaching and learning platform that offers academic content to anyone, anywhere free of charge, announced that it has acquired Guaranteach, a Web-based service that provides tens of thousands of short-form tutorials along with assessment tools to students, teachers, colleges and schools.
buyer: Sophia Learning, LLC
Sophia is a first-of-its-kind social teaching and learning application that makes free, credible academic content available to anyone at anytime by harnessing the power of the Internet to enable everyone to participate in a worldwide learning community. "
target: Guaranteach
Founded in 2008, Guaranteach uses Web-based streaming videos to deliver customized math instruction. The company designs and builds innovative software, to change the way that computers are used in education, combining experience in teaching, parenting, entrepreneurship and technology.
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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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Madison Dearborn Partners, acquired Carnegie Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, a leading private equity firm, has acquired a majority stake in Carnegie Learning from CIP Capital. Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a provider of curricula, textbooks and math learning software for grades 6-12, written and designed to align to a common core or integrated pathway.
buyer: Madison Dearborn Partners
Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC (MDP), based in Chicago, is a leading private equity investment firm in the United States. Since MDP's formation, the firm has raised aggregate capital of over $26 billion and has completed over 140 investments. "
target parent: CIP Capital
target: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a provider of curricula, textbooks and math learning software for grades 6-12, written and designed to align to a common core or integrated pathway.
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Carnegie Learning, Inc. merged with New Mountain Learning,

synopsis: CIP Capital has completed an investment in Carnegie Learning, a leading provider of innovative, research-proven math products and services, and will be merging it with New Mountain Learning (NML), a leading provider of literacy, language and digital competency skills to create a comprehensive, dynamic, and progressive learning technology company.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: New Mountain Learning
New Mountain Learning is an education company that accelerates student, educator, and institutional success. Their “formula” for effective learning is simple—provide learning solutions that drive student achievement and improve educator effectiveness. "
target: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning is a transformational math education company focused on delivering better math learning to all teachers and students.
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Activate Learning, acquired Conceptua Math, LLC

synopsis: Activate Learning, a leader in K-14 STEM curriculum, has acquired Conceptua Math, an innovator in mathematics curriculum for K-5 classrooms. Conceptua Math deploys online technology to enable multi-faceted classroom experiences. Students log into personalized lessons, receiving instant feedback while the program tracks granular data.
buyer parent: Palm Ventures, LLC
buyer: Activate Learning
Activate Learning is a leading provider of investigation-centered, K-14 mathematics and science curricula. The curricula were developed in partnership with leading universities through grants from the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health. "
target: Conceptua Math, LLC
Conceptua Math is an innovator in mathematics curriculum for K-5 classrooms. Conceptua Math deploys online technology to enable multi-faceted classroom experiences. Students log into personalized lessons, receiving instant feedback while the program tracks granular data.
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closed 9/30/2016 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Redbird Advanced Learning

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education announced the acquisition of Redbird Advanced Learning, LLC, a leading digital personalized learning company that offers courses in K-12 math, language arts and writing and virtual professional development programs for educators. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
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: Redbird Advanced Learning
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Oakland, CA, Redbird Advanced Learning is a digital personalized learning company that offers courses in K-12 math, language arts and writing and virtual professional development programs for educators.
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Scholastic Educational Technology and Services

synopsis: Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that it has completed its previously-announced acquisition of the Educational Technology and Services business of Scholastic Corporation. The EdTech segment of Scholastic provides digital intervention curriculum, products and services to schools and districts throughout the United States.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. "
target parent: Scholastic Inc.
target: Scholastic Educational Technology and Services
The EdTech segment of Scholastic provides digital intervention curriculum, products and services to schools and districts throughout the United States as well as related implementation and assessment services and school consulting services.
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closed 9/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Carnegie Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. has acquired 100% of the stock of Carnegie Learning, Inc., a publisher of research-based math curricula including the adaptive Cognitive Tutor® math software. Carnegie Learning provides math instruction to more than 600,000 students in 3,000 schools nationwide.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. is one of the world's largest private education providers. The Company offers innovative and distinctive educational programs and services both online and on-campus at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels through its subsidiaries. "
target: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a leading publisher of innovative, research-based math curricula for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students. The company provides differentiated instruction in schools across the United States.
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$74
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closed 3/23/2010 via Company Press Release

School Specialty, Inc., purchased Think Math! from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

synopsis: School Specialty announced it has acquired the rights to the Think Math!(TM) curriculum product from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Think Math! is a comprehensive K-5 curriculum that combines research-based methodologies and data-driven strategies to meet the needs of today's diverse classrooms.
buyer: School Specialty, Inc. (OTCPK:SCOO:$674.03)
School Specialty, Inc. is an education company serving the pre K-12 market with supplemental learning products, school furniture, children's publishing and specialized buying services. "
seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class pre-K–12 educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators
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$1.80
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closed 8/3/2011 via PR Newswire

Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., purchased Six Mathematics Textbook Programs from Key Curriculum Press

synopsis: Key Curriculum Press has sold six high school mathematics textbook programs to Kendall Hunt Publishing. Key Curriculum Press develops effective, high-quality mathematics and science instructional materials and software. In addition, it offers professional development workshops, online courses and webinars.
buyer: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co.
Kendall Hunt Publishing Company publishes educational curricula for kindergarten, college, medical, and professional education. It offers curriculum programs, and professional and supplemental materials for teachers and other educators. "
seller parent: Cinven
seller: Key Curriculum Press
Key Curriculum Press develops effective, high-quality mathematics and science instructional materials and software. In addition, the company offers professional development workshops, online courses and webinars to educators.
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closed 9/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Squla, acquired scoyo

synopsis: Squla, a consumer education company in the Netherlands, has acquired Scoyo, an online learning platform for primary and secondary school students in Germany. Scoyo makes learning fun by providing content in a cartoon world. They offer e-learning content for German and English language learning, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and art.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Squla
Squla is the leading consumer education brand for parents and their children in the Netherlands. Squla provides interactive educational tools for primary school students. Squla is linked to the Dutch national curriculum and is designed to supplement a student’s education in a fun and adaptive way. "
target: scoyo
Scoyo is an online learning platform for primary and secondary school students in Germany. Scoyo makes learning fun by providing content in a playful cartoon world. Their platform offers e-learning content for German and English language learning, mathematics, biology, physics, chemistry, and art.
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announced 1/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Aakash Educational Services Limited, will acquire Meritnation

synopsis: Aakash Educational Services Ltd, a leading educational institution in India, will acquire a 66% stake in Meritnation from Info Edge, India’s premier online classifieds company. Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for math, science and English.
buyer: Aakash Educational Services Limited
Aakash is a leading educational institution in India. Aakash provides comprehensive test preparatory services to students preparing for medical and engineering entrance exams, school/board exams, KVPY, NTSE, Olympiads and other Foundation level exams. "
target parent: Info Edge
target: Meritnation
Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for mathematics, science and English. They also offer online and offline test preparation modules for various undergraduate entrance examinations.
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$7.00*
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$5
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closed 4/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Nearpod, acquired Flocabulary

synopsis: Nearpod, an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom, has acquired Flocabulary, a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Their standards-based videos and instructional activities help develop core literacy skills.
buyer: Nearpod
Nearpod is an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom. Nearpod makes lectures more engaging through interactive multimedia presentations. With Nearpod, teachers can create mobile presentations, engage students in class, and assess them in real time. "
target: Flocabulary
Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers use Flocabulary’s standards-based videos and instructional activities to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills.
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closed 8/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired National Geographic School Publishing

synopsis: Cengage Learning, a leading global provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions, has completed its acquisition of National Geographic Society's digital and print school publishing unit and unveiled the new brand, National Geographic Learning, for its English Language Learning business.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning is a provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. Its products and services are designed to foster academic excellence and professional development and increase student engagement. "
target parent: National Geographic Society
target: National Geographic School Publishing
National Geographic School Publishing provides quality PreK-12 instructional materials, including resources for emergent and early literacy, Reading/Language Arts, ESL/ELD, and Content Literacy development.
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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sandbox & Co., acquired Hopster TV

synopsis: Sandbox and Co., UK's millennial learning company with a portfolio of digital products and services which help children learn while they play, has acquired Hopster, a company whose content helps develop kids’ literacy, numeracy and encourage exploring the world around them.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox and Co. is UK's millennial learning company with a portfolio of digital products and services which help children learn while they play. Their brands focus on globally relevant core subjects, encourage children to build on curiosity and help them develop 21st century skills. "
target: Hopster TV
By offering only developmental shows and then using them to power a carefully developed early years curriculum, UK's Hopster delivers a service parents can feel good about giving to their kids. Their content helps develop kids’ literacy, numeracy and encourage exploring the world around them.
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closed 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired Math Adventures

synopsis: Byju's, India's largest Ed-tech company and greater of a k12 learning app that offers highly adaptive, engaging, and effective learning programs for students, has acquired Math Adventures, a venture that offers math content for k-12 students, using short videos and activity-based approaches involving workbooks and tablets.
buyer: Byju's
Based in India, Byju’s is India’s largest Ed-tech company and the creator of India’s largest K12 learning app which offers highly adaptive, engaging and effective learning programs for students in classes 4-12 (K-12) and competitive exams like JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS, GRE and GMAT. "
target: Math Adventures
Math Adventures offers math-content for k-12 students using a combination of short videos and activity-based approach, involving workbooks and tablets. Math adventures can also be partnered with schools to incorporate into teachers' math program lesson plans.
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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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