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closed 2/5/2018 via GlobeNewswire

EMC School, acquired Zulama

synopsis: EMC School, a leading provider of digital and blended language learning solutions, announced its acquisition of Zulama, Inc., an award-winning ed tech company producing innovative digital programs for computer literacy in middle and high school classrooms.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: EMC School (:$0.00)
EMC School, a business unit of New Mountain Learning, is a recognized leader in language learning solutions in classrooms throughout the nation. Founded in 1954, EMC offers core instructional materials, supplements, and assessments for the K-12 market. "
target: Zulama
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closed 6/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

Dapper Labs Inc., acquired Ok Play

synopsis: Dapper Labs, the Vancouver-based NFT company behind CryptoKitties and the NBA’s NFT marketplace, has acquired Ok Play, a social media company aimed at children. Ok Play is an app that lets three- to six-year-olds create and share short videos.
buyer: Dapper Labs Inc.
Based in Vancouver, Dapper Labs, the company behind NBA Top Shot and the original developers behind the Flow blockchain, uses blockchain technology to bring NFTs and new forms of digital engagement to fans around the world. "
target: Ok Play
OK Play is a digital community where every kid can create, play and share. OK Play empowers kids to star in their own stories and participate in weekly creative challenges using kid-friendly tools for drawing, photography, video, sound recording, and augmented reality.
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closed 10/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Droom, acquired AR Infinity

synopsis: Droom, an online marketplace for new and used automobiles in India, has acquired AR Infinity, an augmented reality (AR) company in India. AR Infinity's vehicle showcase solution allows automotive clients to demonstrate their vehicles to their end consumers using AR. Their Learning Buddy app enables students to experience academic concepts with AR.
buyer: Droom
Droom is India's first and largest online marketplace for buying and selling new and used automobiles. Droom has four marketplace formats, B2C, C2C, C2B and B2B. Their platform platform offers cars, bikes, trucks, taxis, auto loans, vehicle insurance and more. "
target: AR Infinity
AR Infinity is an augmented reality (AR) company in India. AR Infinity's vehicle showcase solution allows automotive clients to demonstrate their vehicles to their end consumers using AR. Their Learning Buddy app enables students to experience academic concepts with AR.
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closed 4/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

Knewcleus, acquired X2PN E-Learning Pvt Ltd

synopsis: Knewcleus, education management software firm based in Bangalore has acquired X2PN E-Learning, which builds applications to make learning more interesting and fun using game-based features in their products. X2PN has come up with learning applications Dr. Infinity, and SoloX and MultipleX, quiz-based games for individual and multiple players.
buyer: Knewcleus
Knewcleus is an education management software that helps maximise students' potential. The company delivers education management software solutions, offering Analytics and Discovery Engine, Intelli Grade-book, Collabtool, and SIS++ - student information systems. "
target: X2PN E-Learning Pvt Ltd
X2PN E-Learning Pvt Ltd. develops and publishes social games for Web and mobile devices. They are a learning-focused enterprise that enhances learning using game dynamics and cues from mobile and social media behavioral traits. Their products include Dr. Infinity, XFacts, SoloX, and MultipleX.
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closed 12/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

TAL Education Group, acquired CodeMonkey Studios

synopsis: CodeMonkey, an educational coding platform for grade school students with the cheeky tagline, “Write code. Catch bananas. Save the world” said that it has been acquired by Beijing-based TAL Education Group.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) is a leading education and technology enterprise in China. Since its establishment, TAL is committed to integrating technologies and the Internet into education, to deliver a better study experience for children through K-12. "
target: CodeMonkey Studios
CodeMonkey is a leading educational game-based environment where millions of students learned to code in a real programming language. Their platform fosters the development of executive functioning skills, such as problem solving and planning as well as geometric and mathematical thinking.
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closed 12/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

LEAD School, acquired QuizNext

synopsis: LEAD School, a leading education technology company in India, has acquired QuizNext, a student assessment and practice platform in India. QuizNext is a gamified practice app that offers AI based practice quizzes for CBSE and ICSE students for grade 6-10th.
buyer: LEAD School
LEAD School is a leading education technology company in India. LEAD School offers an integrated system that aims to revolutionalise every child’s learning experience. Their system enables schools to deliver uninterrupted excellent learning, both online and in school. "
target: QuizNext
QuizNext is a student assessment and practice platform in India. QuizNext is a gamified practice app that offers AI based practice quizzes for CBSE and ICSE students for grade 6-10th. The app provides personalized recommendations to drive students to practice three times a day.
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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 8/15/2022 via BusinessWire

Varsity Tutors, acquired Codeverse

synopsis: Nerdy Inc., developer of Varsity Tutors, the popular online tutoring platform used by students from elementary school through college and adulthood, has acquired Codeverse, an award-winning creative online platform where kids build apps and games with real code.
buyer parent: Nerdy, Inc.
buyer: Varsity Tutors
Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students and professionals with personalized instruction to achieve any goal. To date, students have accessed more than two million hours of live instruction on the platform. "
target: Codeverse
Founded on the mission to "teach a billion kids to code," Codeverse is an award-winning creative online platform where kids build apps and games with real code. Designed for kids ages 6-13.
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closed 11/10/2021 via PR Newswire

Imagine Learning, Inc., acquired Robotify

synopsis: Imagine Learning, a PreK–12 digital learning solutions company, has acquired Robotify, an online learning platform in Ireland. Robotify is a browser-based robotics simulator that provides a fun way for students to learn how to code. Their platform guides students to produce original ideas and helps them to grow their critical thinking skills.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning delivers language, literacy, and mathematics solutions for pre-K–12 students. Students and teachers love Imagine Language & Literacy, Imagine Math, Imagine Math Facts, and Imagine Español because they are research- and evidence-based, data driven, and incredibly fun to use. "
target: Robotify
Robotify is an online learning platform in Ireland. Robotify is a browser-based robotics simulator that provides a fun way for students to learn how to code. Their platform guides students to produce original ideas and helps them to grow their creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration skills.
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closed 9/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired Labinapp

synopsis: Byju’s, India’s largest Ed-tech company, has acquired LabInApp, a mobile app in India that offers lab-like simulations. LabInApp enables students and teachers to perform science activities and experiments on various devices. The app offers over 550 simulations that cover physics, chemistry, biology, math and more.
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: Labinapp
LabInApp is a mobile app in India that offers lab-like simulations. LabInApp enables students and teachers to perform science activities and experiments on various devices. The app offers over 550 simulations that cover physics, chemistry, biology, math and more.
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closed 8/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Daekyo Co., Ltd., acquired KnowRe

synopsis: Daekyo Co., Ltd., one of Asia's largest education companies that provides supplemental education and enrichment programs, announced its acquisition of Knowre, an award-winning global AI-based education technology company. Knowre focuses on using technology to identify learning gaps and algorithmically deliver personalized curricula to students.
buyer parent: Daekyo Holdings Co.,Ltd
buyer: Daekyo Co., Ltd. (KOSE:A019680:$707.25)
Daekyo is a Korea-based company that provides supplemental education and enrichment programs. Through its systematic curriculum, Daekyo offers an education method where self-directed learning, individualized academic coaching, and critical thinking are at the core of helping students improve. "
target: KnowRe
Knowre is a provider of a deep-learning based AI math education technology platform that focuses on using technology to identify learning gaps and algorithmically deliver personalized curricula to students.
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closed 8/7/2015 via BNC Analysis

DADA Company, acquired Arloon

synopsis: DADA Company, a leader in the development of apps for children, acquires the Arloon brand and its catalog of educational apps for the classroom. Arloon creates educational applications that use the potential of new technologies in order to enhance the learning experience.
buyer: DADA Company
DADA Company is a children's interactive story and games publisher for smartphone and table devices. They offer children and parents "interactive edutainment" by developing engaging and fun applications. "
target: Arloon
Arloon creates educational applications that use the potential of new technologies in order to enhance the learning experience. Arloon apps are interactive tools for teaching and learning. These APPs use the concept of augmented reality that support students´ spatial perception.
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closed 2/24/2022 via Company Press Release

PSI Services LLC, purchased Solvably and Digital Skills Lab from MassiveU

synopsis: PSI Talent Management has acquired Solvably‍‍, the first collaborative problem-solving platform for lifelong learners, and Digital Skills Lab‍‍ (dlab), an auto-grading assessment solution that allows individuals to learn digital skills in Microsoft and other computer applications, from MassiveU‍‍.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) is a global workforce solutions provider that combines science, technology, and expertise to enable opportunities for professional growth, talent enhancement, and retention. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
seller: MassiveU
Solvably‍‍ is the first collaborative problem-solving platform for lifelong learners. Digital Skills Lab‍‍ (dlab) is an auto-grading assessment solution that allows individuals to learn digital skills in Microsoft and other computer applications.
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closed 3/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Boxlight, acquired Modern Robotics

synopsis: Boxlight Corporation, a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, announced it has completed the acquisition of Modern Robotics, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education company with programing and robotics solutions for the K-12 education market.
buyer: Boxlight (BOXL:$39.70)
Boxlight Corporation is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global learning market. The company aims to improve learning and engagement in classrooms and to help educators enhance student outcomes, by developing the products they need. "
target: Modern Robotics
Modern Robotics is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education company with programing and robotics solutions for the K-12 education market.
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closed 11/3/2021 via PR Newswire

boclips, acquired Listenwise

synopsis: Boclips, the world's leading educational video platform, has acquired Listenwise, the US market leader in curriculum-geared podcasts for grades 2 to 12. The acquisition creates a unique offering of video and audio content for global education providers, and positions the combined business for accelerated growth in the US and worldwide.
buyer: boclips
Boclips is on a mission to educate, enlighten, and inspire learners of all ages with video. Since the company's foundation in 2014, the Boclips video platform has offered education providers a single procurement point to find, license, and incorporate video aligned to their courseware. "
target: Listenwise
Listenwise is an award-winning listening comprehension platform for grades 2-12. The company's collection of Lexile leveled podcasts keeps teaching connected to the real world and builds student listening skills at the same time.
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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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closed 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

A2GK Investimentos, acquired Happy Code

synopsis: Rodrigo Santos, founder of Happy Code, announces its sale to A2GK Investimentos, a holding company owned by Willian Matos. Brazil-based Happy Code is a computer science educational platform for children and young people.
buyer: A2GK Investimentos
A2GK Investimentos is a holding company owned by Willian Matos. Willian Matos is a partner and Pro-Rector of the Unicesumar group, one of the ten largest private educational groups in Brazil. "
target: Happy Code
Brazil-based Happy Code is a computer science educational platform for children and young people. Happy Code was created in 2015 by technology and education entrepreneur, Rodrigo Santos, who was inspired by learning to program at the age of 16.
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closed 5/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Homer, acquired codeSpark

synopsis: BEGiN, the company behind the proven early learning program, HOMER, has acquired codeSpark, the leading learn-to-code app for children and largest global community of young creators. The codeSpark acquisition allows HOMER to expand from serving kids ages 0-6 to a comprehensive program for kids ages 0-10.
buyer parent: BEGiN
buyer: Homer
HOMER is the essential early learning program for kids, helping them build skills for school and life in the 21st century. HOMER delivers academic skills such as literacy and math in addition to personal skills like problem-solving and social-emotional awareness. "
target: codeSpark
codeSpark Academy is the #1 learn-to-code app for children ages 5-8. The platform's word-free interface and highly engaging gameplay teaches critical thinking, creativity, and collaborative learning through a STEM based curriculum.
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closed 9/17/2021 via BusinessWire

Byju's, acquired Tynker

synopsis: BYJU’S, the global leader in personalized learning with more than 100 million students on its platform, has acquired Tynker, the world’s leading K-12 creative coding platform. The acquisition will enable Tynker to introduce its creative coding platform to even more kids, educators, schools, and coding camps globally.
buyer: Byju's
BYJU’S is the global leader in personalized learning. By blending real-world and digital play in a seamless, active way, BYJU’S has created an opportunity for people to learn at their own pace and style with the support of an empowering network of 11,000+ global educators. "
target: Tynker
Tynker is the world’s leading K-12 creative coding platform, enabling students of all ages to develop the coding skills to design and power animations, games, music, robots and drones, smart devices, virtual worlds like Minecraft, and more.
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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 2/5/2018 via GlobeNewswire

EMC School, acquired Zulama

synopsis: EMC School, a leading provider of digital and blended language learning solutions, announced its acquisition of Zulama, Inc., an award-winning ed tech company producing innovative digital programs for computer literacy in middle and high school classrooms.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: EMC School (:$0.00)
EMC School, a business unit of New Mountain Learning, is a recognized leader in language learning solutions in classrooms throughout the nation. Founded in 1954, EMC offers core instructional materials, supplements, and assessments for the K-12 market. "
target: Zulama
Zulama, Inc. is an award-winning ed tech company producing innovative digital programs for computer literacy in middle and high school classrooms. The Zulama program focuses on game creation, from developing a storyline to marketing an original videogame.
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closed 9/13/2018 via BusinessWire

EMC School, acquired Mondo Publishing

synopsis: Carnegie Learning’s EMC School division, a leading provider of digital and blended literacy solutions, announced its acquisition of Mondo Publishing, a company celebrated for its K-5 literacy resources and professional learning services.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: EMC School (:$0.00)
EMC School, a division of Carnegie Learning, is a recognized leader in language learning solutions. Founded in 1954, EMC offers core instructional solutions and materials, supplements, and assessments for the K-12 market. "
target: Mondo Publishing
Since 1986, Mondo (meaning “world” in Italian) has been providing ongoing professional learning services and developing high-quality literacy resources for K-5 classrooms.
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closed 2/5/2018 via GlobeNewswire

EMC School, acquired Zulama

synopsis: EMC School, a leading provider of digital and blended language learning solutions, announced its acquisition of Zulama, Inc., an award-winning ed tech company producing innovative digital programs for computer literacy in middle and high school classrooms.
buyer parent: Wicks Group of Companies
buyer: EMC School (:$0.00)
EMC School, a business unit of New Mountain Learning, is a recognized leader in language learning solutions in classrooms throughout the nation. Founded in 1954, EMC offers core instructional materials, supplements, and assessments for the K-12 market. "
target: Zulama
Zulama, Inc. is an award-winning ed tech company producing innovative digital programs for computer literacy in middle and high school classrooms. The Zulama program focuses on game creation, from developing a storyline to marketing an original videogame.
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closed 10/25/2007 via PR Newswire

EMC/Paradigm Publishing, acquired Lawrenceville Press Inc.

synopsis: EMC Publishing, LLC, an independent educational publisher, today announced it had acquired Lawrenceville Press, Inc., a Pennington, NJ-based developer and publisher of computer applications and programming textbooks for the U.S. and Canadian school market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: EMC/Paradigm Publishing (:$0.00)
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages. "
target: Lawrenceville Press Inc.
Lawrenceville Press Inc. publishes educational and teacher-resource materials covering computer applications and programming.
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closed 2/9/2007 via PR Newswire

EMCParadigm, acquired JIST Publishing

synopsis: EMC Corporation, an independent educational publisher has acquired JIST Publishing, Inc., a leading developer and publisher of educational materials covering job search, resumes and career reference, self-assessment, and planning in the school, library, employment and training, and trade markets of North America.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: EMCParadigm (:$0.00)
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages. "
target: JIST Publishing
JIST's products assist students, teachers, career counselors and adults learn about job searches, career exploration, occupational information, life skills. JIST's products include assessment materials, workbooks and textbooks, career reference books, videos/DVDs/software, and websites.
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closed 11/3/2005 via Company Press Release

EMCParadigm, acquired Symtalk, Inc.

synopsis: EMC Corporation ("EMC"), an independent educational publisher, announced its acquisition of Symtalk, Inc. ("Symtalk"), a leading provider of language learning materials for grades K-12.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: EMCParadigm (:$0.00)
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages. "
target: Symtalk, Inc.
The Symtalk Method is an original concept in foreign language instruction, allowing teachers to get immediate results. Symtalk is academic, visual and exciting. Symtalk is a vertical & horizontal integrated curriculum. Students learn how to substitute words for self-explanatory symbols. The use of s
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closed 4/19/2005 via PR Newswire

The Wicks Group, acquired EMC Corporation

synopsis: Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm, today announced that its affiliate, Wicks Educational Publishing, LLC, has completed the acquisition of EMC Corporation, an independent educational publisher, for $21.00 per share, or a total purchase price of $44.1 million.
buyer: The Wicks Group
The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C. is a New York based private equity firm that invests in selected segments of the communications, information and media industries. "
target: EMC Corporation
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages.
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closed 1/20/2021 via Company Press Release

A Pass Educational Group, LLC, acquired Victory Productions

synopsis: A Pass Educational Group, LLC (A Pass), a national leader in custom education content development, has acquired Victory Productions, another leading content development house for learning companies and organizations.
buyer: A Pass Educational Group, LLC
A Pass Educational Group, LLC works with educational publishers and other organizations to develop customized educational/training content. Their more than 2,000 contractors include writers, editors, subject matter experts, instructional designers, and artists. "
target: Victory Productions
Victory Productions was founded in 1995 by Victoria Porras. Victory creates integrated learning experiences, from designing and aligning curriculum to enhancing professional practice. Their combined expertise and close collaboration enable them to connect every phase of the learning continuum.
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Scholastic Inc., acquired Learners Publishing

synopsis: Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education, and media company, announced that through its Singapore subsidiary, Scholastic Education International (Singapore) Private Ltd., it has acquired Learners Publishing, a Singapore-based publisher of supplemental learning materials for English Language Learners.
buyer: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,642.90)
Scholastic is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books and a leader in educational technology and related services and children's media. It creates quality books, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines, multi-media and other products. "
target: Learners Publishing
Learners Publishing is a Singapore-based publisher of supplemental learning materials for English Language Learners. Since its launch in 2000, Learners Publishing has produced a list of more than 400 titles.
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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 6/13/2018 via BusinessWire

Vista Higher Learning, Inc., will acquire Santillana USA

synopsis: Vista Higher Learning, Inc., the leading educational publisher of world language products in the US, has announced an agreement with the PRISA education subsidiary SANTILLANA, for the acquisition of SANTILLANA USA’s operations. SANTILLANA USA is a leading company for the learning of Spanish at all levels in the U.S. market.
buyer: Vista Higher Learning, Inc.
Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Vista Higher Learning, Inc. was founded in 2000 as a specialized publisher focused exclusively on world languages. Since that time, VHL has become the market leader for language learning solutions for Spanish, French, German, and Italian. "
target parent: Prisa
target: Santillana USA
Santillana USA, based in Miami, Florida, are dedicated to the diffusion of the Spanish and English language by offering quality second language instructional materials and children’s literature for K-12 education.
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closed 2/28/2006 via BNC Analysis

National Geographic Society, acquired Hampton-Brown Co., Inc.

synopsis: The Hampton-Brown Company, the leading publisher of English as a Second Language learning materials, has been acquired by National Geographic Society ("NGS"). Hampton-Brown focuses its publishing efforts on language and literacy materials for under-performing students and for students whose first language is not English.
buyer: National Geographic Society
Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. It reaches more than 330 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and its four other magazines. "
target: Hampton-Brown Co., Inc.
The Hampton-Brown Company was founded in 1980 by Sheron Long to create motivating educational materials of quality and instructional merit that make a difference in students' educational advancement.
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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.
price ($mm)
$7.00*
rev ($mm)
$5
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 10/30/2017 via Company Press Release

Tosho Printing Company, Limited, will acquire Kirihara Shoten K.K.

synopsis: Tosho Printing Company, Limited, a Japanese company engaged in the production and sale of publication and commercial printings, will acquire a 51% stake in Kirihara Shoten K.K., a publisher of educational materials for high school students in Japan. Kirihara publishes textbooks on English Language learning approved by the Japanese government.
buyer: Tosho Printing Company, Limited (TSE:7913:$466.42)
Tosho Printing Company, Limited is engaged in the production and sale of publication printings and commercial printings in Japan. The company produces a variety of products, including dictionaries, encyclopedias, textbooks, reference books, picture books, comics, magazines, art books, and more. "
target: Kirihara Shoten K.K.
Kirihara Shoten K.K. is a leading publisher of educational materials for high school students in Japan. Kirihara publishes textbooks on English Language learning approved by the Japanese government for use in over 40% of high-end private high schools in Japan.
price ($mm)
$10*
rev ($mm)
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closed 7/27/2009 via Company Press Release

Cengage Learning, purchased ELT Business from Marshall Cavendish

synopsis: Cengage Learning, one of the world's leading providers of print and digital information services for the educational and library reference markets, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Marshall Cavendish's English Language Teaching business
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,313.70)
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. "
seller parent: Fraser & Neave Limited
seller: Marshall Cavendish
The Marshall Cavendish ELT business includes its first series title, Just Right, published since 2003, as well as titles under the Summertown imprint.
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closed 6/13/2022 via GlobeNewswire

TC Media, Inc., acquired Editions du renouveau Pedagogique Inc

synopsis: Pearson and TC Media, part of Transcontinental Inc., have announced the sale of ERPI (‘Éditions du renouveau pédagogique inc.’) by Pearson to TC Media. ERPI is a Québec educational publisher founded in Montréal in 1965 and acquired by Pearson in 1989.
buyer parent: TC Transcontinental
buyer: TC Media, Inc.
TC Media, the media sector of Transcontinental Inc., employs nearly 250 people within TC Media Books and Groupe Constructo. TC Media Books is the largest French-language educational publishing group in North America. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Editions du renouveau Pedagogique Inc
ERPI is a Québec educational publisher founded in Montréal in 1965 and acquired by Pearson in 1989. ERPI has become the largest French-language publisher and the largest publisher of English as a second language textbooks in Canada.
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closed 11/3/2005 via Company Press Release

EMCParadigm, acquired Symtalk, Inc.

synopsis: EMC Corporation ("EMC"), an independent educational publisher, announced its acquisition of Symtalk, Inc. ("Symtalk"), a leading provider of language learning materials for grades K-12.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: EMCParadigm (:$0.00)
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages. "
target: Symtalk, Inc.
The Symtalk Method is an original concept in foreign language instruction, allowing teachers to get immediate results. Symtalk is academic, visual and exciting. Symtalk is a vertical & horizontal integrated curriculum. Students learn how to substitute words for self-explanatory symbols. The use of s
price ($mm)
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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 11/8/2013 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:$79,024.00)
Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company operates through PC Client Group, Data Center Group, Other Intel Architecture, Software and Services, and All Other segments. "
target: Kno Inc
Kno, Inc. is an education software company on a mission to "Change The Way Students Learn." They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
price ($mm)
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cancelled 1/28/2013 via

Bayside Capital, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of School Specialty, Inc.

synopsis: School Specialty Inc. (SCHS ), a Greenville-based provider of K-12 educational materials and school supplies, reported reaching an asset purchase agreement with an affiliate of Bayside Capital, Inc., pursuant to which School Specialty proposes to sell its assets as a going concern via. a court-supervised sale process.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Bayside Capital, Inc.
Bayside Capital is a credit oriented investment firm with more than $4.5 billion under management. Focused on middle market companies, they invest across several segments of the primary and secondary debt capital markets with an emphasis on long term returns. "
target: School Specialty, Inc. (OTCPK:SCOO:$626.07)
School Specialty is the industry's largest provider of educational products, services and programs including Classroom Supplies, Arts products, Special Needs Resources, Math, Science, Reading, Physical Education, planning, etc.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$694
EBITDA ($mm)
$38
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
0.0x
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.
price ($mm)
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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.
price ($mm)
$8.60
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/17/2006 via BusinessWire

Learning Resources Inc., acquired Educational Insights, Inc.

synopsis: Learning Resources, Inc., a leading manufacturer of hands-on educational materials for classrooms and learning toys for the home, completed its acquisition of Educational Insights, a leading designer, developer, and marketer of innovative learning products dedicated to teaching children the fundamentals of geography, math, reading and science.
buyer parent: Educational Teaching Aids
buyer: Learning Resources Inc.
Learning Resources, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of innovative, hands-on educational materials for classrooms and learning toys for the home. Educators and parents trust the company as a source for quality, award-winning educational products teaching language and reading, math and science. "
target: Educational Insights, Inc.
Educational Insights, Inc. is a leading designer, developer, and marketer of innovative learning products dedicated to teaching children the fundamentals of geography, math, reading, science, and other subjects.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2005 via PR Newswire

ProQuest Company, acquired Voyager Expanded Learning

synopsis: ProQuest Company, a leading electronic publisher for the education and automotive markets, has completed the acquisition of privately held Voyager Expanded Learning. ProQuest acquired Voyager for $340 million in cash and approximately $21 million of ProQuest Company stock.
buyer: ProQuest Company (VLCY:$0.00)
Voyager Learning Company is a leading provider of K-12 curriculum products, in-school core reading programs, reading and math intervention programs, and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States. "
target: Voyager Expanded Learning
Voyager Expanded Learning provides research-based reading curriculum and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States. Voyager currently has 180 employees and has a highly profitable, scalable business model with good visibility and strong growth.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/7/2010 via Market Wire

MMAC, LLC, acquired Trudy Corporation

synopsis: Trudy Corporation announced that it had closed its previously announced transaction and sold substantially all of its assets to MMAC, LLC, which also assumed certain liabilities of Trudy. The assets sold consisted of Trudy's on-going business as a publisher of children's educational story and novelty books, audiobooks and plush toys.
buyer: MMAC, LLC
MMAC, LLC is an investment firm. "
target: Trudy Corporation
Founded in 1947 as a stuffed toy manufacturer, Trudy Corporation is a prominent publisher of educational storybooks, read along audiobooks and plush toy manipulatives under licenses with the Smithsonian Institution, American Veterinary Medical Association and the African Wildlife Foundation.
price ($mm)
$0.54
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.8x
cancelled 6/9/2009 via Market Wire

PCS Edventures, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Trudy Corporation

synopsis: PCS Edventures! and Trudy Corporation jointly announced that the two companies have terminated discussions for PCS to acquire substantially all of the assets and assume certain liabilities of Trudy Corporation.
buyer: PCS Edventures, Inc. (PCSV:$2.94)
PCS Edventures! is the recognized leader in the design, development and delivery of products and services rich in technology, imagination, innovation, and creativity that make learning easier, more engaging, and more effective at all levels. "
target: Trudy Corporation
Founded in 1947 as a stuffed toy manufacturer, Trudy Corporation is a prominent publisher of educational storybooks, read along audiobooks and plush toy manipulatives under licenses with the Smithsonian Institution, American Veterinary Medical Association and the African Wildlife Foundation.
price ($mm)
$4.75
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/19/2006 via BNC Analysis

Lingo Media, acquired A Plus Child Development (Canada) Ltd. (Alias)

synopsis: Lingo Media Inc. has signed a letter of intent to acquire 70.33 per cent of A Plus Child Development (Canada) Ltd., a private Calgary company specializing in early-childhood publishing. Lingo said Tuesday it will pay $460,000 in cash and 5.65 million shares carrying a deemed value of just over $1.1 million at 20 cents each
buyer: Lingo Media (LMDCF:$1.47)
Lingo Media is a publisher of English language learning programs, incorporating print, audio, video, and CD-based products for students and teachers from pre-school through university. "
target: A Plus Child Development (Canada) Ltd. (Alias)
A Plus Child Development (Canada) Ltd., a private Calgary company specializing in early-childhood publishing.
price ($mm)
$0.69*
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA

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