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closed 4/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Thinkful, Inc., acquired Bloc.io

synopsis: Thinkful, the school that brings high-growth tech careers to people everywhere, announced it has acquired Bloc. Bloc is an online education company with intensive mentor-led programs for aspiring developers and designers.
buyer: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science."
target: Bloc.io
Bloc is an online education company with intensive mentor-led programs for aspiring developers and designers. Bloc combines experienced mentors and industry-vetted curriculum to offer students around the world a more accessible and effective alternative to an offline coding bootcamp.
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closed 4/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Lynda.com, acquired Compilr

synopsis: lynda.com, an online education company that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills, announced that it has acquired Compilr, a software coding and development environment that allows people to learn, write, compile and test code from their browser.
buyer: Lynda.com
lynda.com is an online education company that helps anyone learn software, technology, creative and business skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have unlimited access to the lynda.com video library. "
target: Compilr
Compilr is a web-based, interactive online code editor. Users can choose to start projects from scratch or import them from GitHub, the most popular source control repository on the web. Compilr brings the familiar look and feel of an IDE to the browser.
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closed 1/12/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Pluralsight, acquired Next Tech

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, announced it has acquired Next Tech, a San Diego, California provider of cloud-based computing environments, enabling the authoring and hosting of labs in software development, data science and machine learning.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$375.69)
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes, and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. "
target: Next Tech
Next Tech is a San Diego, California provider of cloud-based computing environments, enabling the authoring and hosting of labs in software development, data science and machine learning.
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closed 11/19/2019 via BusinessWire

O'Reilly Media, Inc., acquired Katacoda

synopsis: O’Reilly, the premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and business, announced it has acquired Katacoda, an interactive technology platform for software developers that enables hands-on learning. Katacoda scenarios essentially eliminate the barriers to gaining production-level skills.
buyer: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
For 40 years, O’Reilly has provided technology and business training, knowledge, and insight to help companies succeed. Their unique network of experts and innovators share their knowledge and expertise at O’Reilly conferences and through the company’s SaaS-based training and learning solution. "
target: Katacoda
Katacoda.com is an interactive learning and training platform for software developers. Katacoda is an interactive technology platform that enables hands-on learning. Katacoda scenarios essentially eliminate the barriers to gaining production-level skills.
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closed 3/4/2021 via PR Newswire

KnowBe4, acquired MediaPro

synopsis: KnowBe4, a provider of the leading security awareness platform, has acquired MediaPRO, a security and privacy training solutions company. The acquisition enables KnowBe4 to provide its customers with an abundance of engaging privacy and compliance training content that will benefit their organizations.
buyer: KnowBe4
KnowBe4, provider of the leading security awareness platform. KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud, and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. "
target parent: Frontier Growth
target: MediaPro
MediaPRO is a security and privacy training solutions company. The company offers engaging, flexible, out-of-the-box training courses that are used by organizations of all sizes to protect sensitive data, demonstrate compliance, and reduce the risk to their reputation and bottom line.
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closed 10/2/2019 via BusinessWire

Rise People, acquired Hazel

synopsis: Canada-based Rise People, a digital people management platform, has acquired Hazel, a pioneer in AI-driven virtual coaching and real-time people analytics. Fully integrated with Slack, Hazel’s Manager Success Platform delivers personalized, science-based digital coaching, empowering leaders at all levels to build more engaged and enduring teams.
buyer: Rise People
Rise People is Canada’s first and only all-in-one people management platform. Rise offers a modern suite of employee engagement HR, benefits, and payroll solutions that is used by tens of thousands of employees across Canada. "
target: Hazel
Hazel is a pioneer in AI-driven virtual coaching and real-time people analytics. Hazel’s Manager Success Platform delivers personalized, science-based digital coaching at scale, empowering leaders at all levels to build more engaged and enduring teams.
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closed 6/5/2018 via BusinessWire

Frontier Capital, acquired MediaPro

synopsis: Frontier Capital announced its majority growth equity investment in MediaPRO Holdings, LLC, a SaaS-based provider of security, privacy, and compliance awareness training solutions. Frontier Capital is a Charlotte-based growth equity firm focused exclusively on software and tech-enabled business services companies.
buyer: Frontier Capital
Frontier Capital is a Charlotte-based growth equity firm focused exclusively on software and technology enabled business services companies. Frontier partners with management teams that can benefit from capital to accelerate growth, fund acquisitions or generate shareholder liquidity. "
target: MediaPro
MediaPRO Holdings is a SaaS-based provider of security, privacy, and compliance awareness training solutions. MediaPRO, headquartered in Bothell, Washington, works with many Fortune 500 companies and mid-sized businesses to diminish the human-based security threat through adaptive training.
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closed 2/9/2016 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired EnlightKS

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies, has acquired EnlightKS, a leading UK-based testing services provider. EnlightKS is a global leader in eLearning, eAssessment and Performance Support.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: EnlightKS
EnlightKS is a global leader in eLearning, eAssessment and Performance Support. In IT Certification, it has set the standard for performance-based IT skills assessment. In Professional Certification it works with government, corporates, awarding bodies and publishers to deliver testing programmes.
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closed 9/9/2013 via PR Web

JAK, Ltd., acquired LabMentors Corp.

synopsis: PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) announced the sale of its Labmentors Canadian subsidiary to JAK, Ltd., a Canadian company.
buyer: JAK, Ltd.
JAK, Ltd. is a Canadian company. "
target parent: PCS Edventures, Inc.
target: LabMentors Corp.
LabMentors provides guided on-line labs for web-based information technology training and certification. Participants can log on anywhere to gain hands-on experience and advice in the study of Windows 2003, XP, 2000, Security, Cisco Networking and Custom Application programs/certification tracks.
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closed 4/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

BoxPhish Ltd, acquired Purplephish

synopsis: Boxphish, a Leeds-based leading cyber awareness and training company, has acquired competitor Purplephish. Headquartered in Manchester, Purplephish is a cybersecurity company that provides training and insights to over 100,000 end-users in over 50 mid-market and enterprise clients.
buyer: BoxPhish Ltd
Based in the UK, Boxphish is a leading player in the Cyber Awareness Market, delivering thousands of simulations and education journeys every month. The company provides a SaaS-based automated solution that covers phishing simulations, training resources and modules, reporting & analytics, and more."
target: Purplephish
Based in the UK, Purplephish empowers users to prevent cyber attacks via security awareness training and real-world phishing simulations. The company provides training and insights to over 100,000 end-users in over 50 mid-market and enterprise clients.
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closed 7/10/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Information Services Group, Inc., acquired Neuralify, LLC

synopsis: Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, has acquired Neuralify, a market leader in intelligent automation enablement solutions and services. Neuralify offers an industry-unique and scalable digital enablement platform to facilitate faster Robotic Process Automation adoption across the enterprise.
buyer: Information Services Group, Inc. (III:$264.68)
ISG (Information Services Group) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; managed governance and risk services; and more. "
target: Neuralify, LLC
Neuralify is a market leader in intelligent automation enablement solutions and services. Neuralify offers an industry-unique and scalable digital enablement platform to facilitate faster Robotic Process Automation (RPA) adoption across the enterprise.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Accomplice, LLC, acquired Spatial Cinematics

synopsis: Accomplice, an experience design firm conspiring to create products and experiences of consequence, has acquired Spatial Cinematics, a tech developer that builds products and platforms centered around spatial computing. Spatial Cinematics offers platforms for virtual reality (VR) training, web-based VR, and augmented reality.
buyer: Accomplice, LLC
Accomplice is an experience design firm conspiring to create products and experiences of consequence. Accomplice unites disciplines including digital product, technology integration and physical fabrication to extend brand storytelling at any digital or physical touchpoint. "
target: Spatial Cinematics
Spatial Cinematics is a tech developer that builds products and platforms centered around spatial computing. Spatial Cinematics offers Brainspace, a virtual reality (VR) training platform; Workroom, a web-based VR platform; and Crayon, a platform for creating and managing augmented reality content.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

CompTIA, acquired metacog

synopsis: CompTIA, the world's leading tech association whose unparalleled programs set industry standards, foster skill development and generate knowledge and insight every day, has acquired Metacog, a company that uses AI to improve technical, college and career readiness and to develop the harder-to-measure, complex 21st century problem-solving skills.
buyer: CompTIA
CompTIA, the world's leading tech association, is a thought leader and an action leader. From their new IT professional association to their leading certification programs, their unparalleled programs set industry standards, foster skill development and generate knowledge and insight every day. "
target: metacog
Metacog’s technology enables much deeper assessment challenges to optimize human learning and performance. They use AI to automatically improve technical, college and career readiness and to develop the harder-to-measure, complex 21st century problem-solving skills.
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closed 11/30/2018 via GlobeNewswire

eXp World Holdings, acquired VirBELA

synopsis: eXp World Holdings, the holding company for a number of companies most notably eXp Realty, announced that it has acquired VirBELA, LLC’s core group of products and services. VirBELA offers a modern, cloud-based environment focused on education and team development with clients in various industries from government to retail.
buyer: eXp World Holdings (EXPI:$1,462.98)
eXp World Holdings, Inc. is the holding company for a number of companies most notably eXp Realty, LLC. eXp Realty LLC provides 24/7 access to collaborative tools, training, and socialization for real estate brokers and agents through its 3-D, fully-immersive, cloud office environment. "
target: VirBELA
VirBELA offers a modern, cloud-based environment focused on education and team development with clients in various industries from government to retail. They are based in La Jolla, CA.
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closed 3/1/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Proofpoint, Inc., acquired Wombat Security Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Proofpoint, Inc., a leading cybersecurity company, has completed the acquisition of Wombat Security Technologies, Inc. At Wombat Security, their mission is to deliver software-based cyber security awareness and training solutions that help employees understand the risks associated with poor cyber hygiene.
buyer: Proofpoint, Inc. (PFPT:$1,088.07)
Proofpoint Inc. is a leading next-generation security and compliance company that provides cloud-based solutions to protect the way people work today. "
target: Wombat Security Technologies, Inc.
At Wombat Security, their mission is to deliver software-based cyber security awareness and training solutions that help employees understand the risks associated with poor cyber hygiene and subsequently change their behaviors to strengthen a organization’s security posture.
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closed 8/15/2017 via PR Newswire

Webroot Inc., acquired Securecast

synopsis: Webroot, the market leader in endpoint security, network security, and threat intelligence, acquired the assets of Securecast, a security awareness training platform. Securecast is a fully automated SaaS based Security Awareness platform with engaging training courses and an integrated phishing simulator.
buyer: Webroot Inc.
Webroot delivers endpoint security and network security and threat intelligence services to protect businesses and individuals around the globe. "
target: Securecast
Securecast is a fully automated SaaS based Security Awareness platform with engaging training courses and an integrated phishing simulator that lets people "sign-up and go"​ in minutes.
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announced 3/14/2011 via PR Newswire

SuccessFactors, Inc., will acquire Jambok

synopsis: SuccessFactors has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Jambok, the SaaS social learning company that draws on the consumer world's popular web 2.0 tools to offer even easier next generation on-the-fly mobile video creation, sharing, discovery and social networking that enables informal social learning within the workforce.
buyer: SuccessFactors, Inc. (US:SFSF:$205.93)
SuccessFactors is the global leader in Business Execution Software. The SuccessFactors Business Execution Suite improves business alignment and people performance to drive breakthrough results for companies of all sizes, anywhere in the world. "
target: Jambok
Jambok is a social learning platform that fits into any learning or collaboration environment. It includes video and podcasting, discussion forums, blogs, and activity feeds, all supported by rich social searching and analytics in a secure, affordable, Software-as-a-Service platform.
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closed 7/12/2018 via PR Newswire

LeapPoint, acquired JumpSeat

synopsis: LeapPoint, a management and technology consulting firm, is excited to announce it has acquired browser-based digital adoption platform, JumpSeat. This platform allows companies to streamline their onboarding process and technology adoption efforts.
buyer: LeapPoint
LeapPoint is a management and technology consulting firm that provides advisory and digital services as well as custom application development. LeapPoint offers a thoughtful blend of resources to bring just the right mix of business acumen and functional expertise to drive enterprise change. "
target: JumpSeat
JumpSeat is a browser-based digital adoption platform. This platform allows companies to streamline their onboarding process and technology adoption efforts. JumpSeat is a browser-based solution allowing it to be utilized across the many different technologies a company has in its stack.
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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 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 4/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Thinkful, Inc., acquired Bloc.io

synopsis: Thinkful, the school that brings high-growth tech careers to people everywhere, announced it has acquired Bloc. Bloc is an online education company with intensive mentor-led programs for aspiring developers and designers.
buyer: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science."
target: Bloc.io
Bloc is an online education company with intensive mentor-led programs for aspiring developers and designers. Bloc combines experienced mentors and industry-vetted curriculum to offer students around the world a more accessible and effective alternative to an offline coding bootcamp.
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closed 1/5/2016 via Market Wire

Bloc.io, acquired DevBridge

synopsis: Bloc, an online education company for aspiring software developers and designers, announced it has acquired DevBridge, a career services startup focused on placing coding bootcamp graduates into web development careers.
buyer: Bloc.io
Bloc is an online education company with intensive mentor-led programs for aspiring developers and designers. Bloc combines experienced mentors and industry-vetted curriculum to offer students around the world a more accessible and effective alternative to an offline coding bootcamp. "
target: DevBridge
DevBridge is a career services startup focused on placing coding bootcamp graduates into web development careers.
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announced 9/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., will acquire Thinkful, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, Inc, the leading student-first connected learning platform, will acquire Thinkful, an online learning platform that offers professional courses directly to students. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg is the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg is the #1 provider of digital and physical textbook rental services. They allow students to rent or buy textbooks at competitive prices. The company also provides student services such as homework help, online tutoring, and more. "
target: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
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closed 4/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Thinkful, Inc., acquired Bloc.io

synopsis: Thinkful, the school that brings high-growth tech careers to people everywhere, announced it has acquired Bloc. Bloc is an online education company with intensive mentor-led programs for aspiring developers and designers.
buyer: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science."
target: Bloc.io
Bloc is an online education company with intensive mentor-led programs for aspiring developers and designers. Bloc combines experienced mentors and industry-vetted curriculum to offer students around the world a more accessible and effective alternative to an offline coding bootcamp.
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closed 12/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Thinkful, Inc., acquired Viking Code School and The Odin Project

synopsis: Thinkful, the school which provides 1-on-1 learning of web development and data science with industry experts, announced that it has acquired both the Viking Code School and The Odin Project, companies that offer online web development programs and training.
buyer: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science."
target: Viking Code School and The Odin Project
Viking Education runs an intensive online web development and job placement apprenticeship program which turns talented students from all backgrounds into world class web developers. The Odin Project is an open source online curriculum for learning web development.
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announced 9/4/2019 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., will acquire Thinkful, Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, Inc, the leading student-first connected learning platform, will acquire Thinkful, an online learning platform that offers professional courses directly to students. Thinkful provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg is the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg is the #1 provider of digital and physical textbook rental services. They allow students to rent or buy textbooks at competitive prices. The company also provides student services such as homework help, online tutoring, and more. "
target: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science.
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closed 10/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Trilogy Education Services, acquired The Firehose Project

synopsis: Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator, announced the acquisition of Firehose Project, an immersive online coding platform. The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers.
buyer: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity. "
target: The Firehose Project
The Firehose Project is an online, mentor-based software engineering program designed to help clients become professional developers. Firehose helps clients become web developers with 1-on-1 mentorship, real-world projects, and career support that works around their busy schedule.
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Academia de Código, acquired Codeplace

synopsis: Academia de Código, a company in Portugal that teaches children and young unemployed people how to code, has acquired Codeplace, a company that helps people learn web development from scratch by having them build 4 online businesses. Their online platform features over 140 video lectures and helps users learn Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, and more.
buyer: Academia de Código
Academia de Código is a company in Portugal that operates boot camps to teach children and young unemployed people how to code. Their students will experience the latest web and mobile software production techniques and accelerate their development skills by using the latest frameworks available. "
target: Codeplace
Codeplace helps people learn web development from scratch by having them build 4 online businesses in 3 months. Their online platform features over 140 video lectures and helps users learn Ruby on Rails, HTML & CSS, JavaScript, database architecture, and Bootstrap.
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closed 12/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Thinkful, Inc., acquired Viking Code School and The Odin Project

synopsis: Thinkful, the school which provides 1-on-1 learning of web development and data science with industry experts, announced that it has acquired both the Viking Code School and The Odin Project, companies that offer online web development programs and training.
buyer: Thinkful, Inc.
Thinkful is a new type of school that brings high-growth tech careers to ambitious people everywhere. The company provides 1-on-1 learning through its network of industry experts, hiring partners, and online platform to deliver a structured and flexible education in Web Development and Data Science."
target: Viking Code School and The Odin Project
Viking Education runs an intensive online web development and job placement apprenticeship program which turns talented students from all backgrounds into world class web developers. The Odin Project is an open source online curriculum for learning web development.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

Magalu, acquired ComSchool

synopsis: Magazine Luiza (Magalu) announced the purchase of the ComSchool course platform, seeking to expand and strengthen the business capacity of the 32 thousand sellers registered in its marketplace. Founded in 2008, ComSchool offers around 200 courses in the areas of digital marketing, e-commerce and social networks.
buyer: Magalu (BOVESPA:MGLU3:$6,515.13)
Magazine Luiza (Magalu) is one of Brazil's largest retailers, operating through physical stores and website. Magalu operates over 880 stores and 9 distribution centers. Magalu also offers complementary products and financial services such as consumer credit, insurance and consortium. "
target: ComSchool
Based in Brazil, ComSchool is specialized in ecommerce, social media and digital marketing training programs. Their professors are book authors, C-Level, Agency owners, consultants and multinational companies directors. Comschool broadcasts their courses worldwide.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Manipal ProLearn, acquired Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited

synopsis: Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG) has acquired Jigsaw Academy, an online analytics and big data trainer for professionals and students. Jigsaw Academy will become part of Manipal ProLearn, which offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance.
buyer parent: Manipal Education & Medical Group International
buyer: Manipal ProLearn
Manipal ProLearn, part of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd, offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance. Manipal ProLearn helps working professionals and students enhance their skills and fast-track their careers. "
target: Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited
Jigsaw Academy is a global award-winning online analytics and big data training provider. Jigsaw Academy is a group of data scientists and educators who are on a mission to train the next generation of analytics practitioners.
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Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG, acquired Social Media Akademie

synopsis: WEKA Group acquired 80% stake of Webculture GmbH (Social Media Akademie) in Mannheim, Germany. Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media.
buyer: Weka Firmengruppe GmbH & Co. KG
The WEKA Group is an international publishing house based in Kissing, near Augsburg/Munich in Germany and one of the Top 50 largest publishing houses of the world. The Group consists of three business divisions, with 17 media companies in five European countries. "
target: Social Media Akademie
Webculture was founded in 2010 by Andreas Leonhard and specializes in video-based online learning. Under the brand "Social Media Akademie", Webculture offers an online academy for digital marketing and social media for marketing specialists in companies, agencies, freelancers and job seekers.
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closed 10/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired AcadView

synopsis: Online education startup UpGrad has acquired India-based job skilling platform Acadview Software Pvt. Ltd. Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: AcadView
Based in India, Acadview is solving the problem of unemployability of higher education graduates. Acadview provides a virtual internship where students are taught how to develop software.
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announced 5/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Linstitute

synopsis: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China, will acquire a 51% stake in Linstitute, a creative and inspiring training institution in China. Linstitute offers online training services for the Academic Olympiad and other world-wide recognized international courses.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$477.13)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target: Linstitute
Linstitute is a creative and inspiring training institution in China. Linstitute offers online training services for the Academic Olympiad and other world-wide recognized international courses. Their comprehensive selection of academic courses cover Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and more.
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closed 2/18/2016 via BNC Analysis

Udemy, acquired Talentbuddy

synopsis: Vancouver-based Talentbuddy, an online school that focuses on teaching full stack web development, has been acquired by Udemy, an online learning and teaching marketplace headquartered in San Francisco.
buyer: Udemy
Udemy is the world’s online learning marketplace, where 7 million+ students are taking courses in everything from programming to yoga to photography–and much, much more. Each of its 30,000+ courses is taught by an expert instructor. "
target: Talentbuddy
Talentbuddy is an online school where you can learn the skills to land your JavaScript web development job. Talentbuddy helps users learn with hands-on courses and 1:1 mentorship programs designed by professional JavaScript developers.
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closed 3/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired Kreatryx

synopsis: India's largest education technology platform Unacademy has acquired Kreatryx, a Delhi-based online exam preparation startup. With the acquisition, Kreatryx, whose platform offers services for exams such as GATE and ESE, will continue to operate as a separate brand under the Unacademy Brands umbrella.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: Kreatryx
Kreatryx is an ed-tech start-up in India that provides Top quality GATE Exam training for all through its online products and postal study courses. Kreatryx aims to bridge the gap between a student's performance and potential by providing a platform for personalized learning and self-evaluation.
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announced 5/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Baiyang Investment Group, Inc., will acquire Marsera Institute of Digital Arts Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Baiyang Investment Group (Baiyang) is acquiring Beijing Mars Era Technology (Mars). Founded in 2001, Mars operates an online platform that teaches subjects including digital game and animated film design.
buyer: Baiyang Investment Group, Inc. (SZSE:002696:$309.04)
Baiyang Investment Group (Baiyang) was founded in 2000. Awarded as national leading enterprise of agricultural industrialization, Baiyang group has built up a complete industrial chain and the business includes aquatic R&D, aquatic fry breeding and more. "
target: Marsera Institute of Digital Arts Co., Ltd.
Founded in 2001, Marsera Institute of Digital Arts Co., Ltd. operates an online platform that teaches subjects including digital game and animated film design. Marsera offers more than 20 professional courses, including UI design, game design, film and television special effects and more.
price ($mm)
$136
rev ($mm)
$59
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
15.4x
closed 4/16/2018 via Bloomberg

Adecco Group, acquired General Assembly

synopsis: Adecco Group, which recruits both permanent and temporary employees for large businesses, is buying the digital retraining firm General Assembly. General Assembly, based in New York, runs 20 facilities around the world where it teaches employees subjects such as web development, user experience design, digital marketing and more.
buyer: Adecco Group (SWX:ADEN:$24,247.83)
The Adecco Group is the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, transforming the world of work through talent and technology. Each year, The Adecco Group provides over 1 million people around the world with career opportunities, guidance and insights. "
target: General Assembly
General Assembly, which was founded in 2011 and is based in New York, runs 20 facilities around the world where it teaches employees subjects such as web development, user experience design, digital marketing and increasingly, data science and machine learning.
price ($mm)
$413
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
4.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

LABOT Inc., acquired QuelCode Co., Ltd.

synopsis: LABOT, a Japanese company that combines the power of finance and technology to create future education possibilities, has acquired QuelCode, Japan's first Income Share Agreements (ISAs) programming school. QuelCode aims to provide everyone the opportunity to learn IT technology and programming, regardless of their position or financial situation.
buyer: LABOT Inc.
LABOT is a Japanese company that combines the power of finance and technology to create future education possibilities. LABOT aims is to develop the first education business in Japan that employs Income Share Agreements (ISAs). "
target: QuelCode Co., Ltd.
QuelCode is Japan's first Income Share Agreements (ISAs) programming school. QuelCode aims to provide everyone the opportunity to learn IT technology and programming, regardless of their position or financial situation.
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announced 3/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Bridgepoint Education, Inc., will acquire FullStack Academy, Inc.

synopsis: Fullstack Academy, one of the longest-running and most successful technology bootcamps in the nation, has announced Bridgepoint Education, Inc., a provider of postsecondary education services, will acquire the school to accelerate access to technology education that will power the future.
buyer: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Bridgepoint Education (BPI) is a higher education company built upon innovation and a passion for learning. BPI is the parent company of and provides shared services for Ashford University and University of the Rockies. "
target: FullStack Academy, Inc.
Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful technology bootcamps in the nation. It is the world's top ranked immersive software engineering school and is based in NYC and Chicago.
price ($mm)
$34
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closed 1/16/2019 via Company Press Release

Framgia Inc., acquired Groove Gear, Inc.

synopsis: Framgia, a Japanese IT company engaged in product development, has acquired Groove Gear, a programming training school in Japan. Groove Gear provides their students with employment opportunities and support. They offer a wide range of environments that allow students to learn in different ways.
buyer: Framgia Inc.
Framgia is a Japanese IT company engaged in product development. Framgia specializes in building web services, mobile apps, games and digital works for mainly Japanese clients. Framgia's agile development tools helps their clients to continuously improve and deliver quality software products. "
target: Groove Gear, Inc.
Groove Gear is a programming training school in Japan. Their curriculum allows beginners to learn practical skills within 3 months. Groove Gear provides their students with employment opportunities and support. They offer a wide range of environments that allow students to learn in different ways.
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closed 10/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

WeWork Management LLC, acquired The Flatiron School

synopsis: WeWork has acquired New York City-based Flatiron School, a popular coding education program founded in 2012. It offers accelerated mobile and web development courses at its Manhattan location and online. Classes cost between $12,000 and $15,000.
buyer: WeWork Management LLC
WeWork provides businesses with the space, community, and services they need. They transform buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces and provide infrastructure, services, events and tech so their members can focus on doing what they love. "
target: The Flatiron School
New York City-based Flatiron School is a popular coding education program founded in 2012. It offers accelerated mobile and web development courses at its Manhattan location and online. Classes cost between $12,000 and $15,000.
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closed 8/10/2016 via BNC Analysis

General Assembly, acquired Bitmaker

synopsis: As part of a move to expand from 15 to 25 campuses by end of year, US-based education-to-employment company General Assembly has announced its acquisition of Bitmaker, a Toronto-based coding bootcamp. Bitmaker empowers a community of makers and creators to build their future by delivering accelerated, market-driven technology education.
buyer: General Assembly
General Assembly transforms thinkers into creators through education and opportunities in technology, business, and design. They offer full-time immersive programs, long-form courses, and classes and workshops on the most relevant skills of the 21st century. "
target: Bitmaker
Bitmaker is Canada's leading tech skills accelerator. Bitmaker is empowering a community of makers and creators to build their future by delivering accelerated, market-driven technology education. Students learn through a mix of lectures, hands-on practice, pair programming and individual study.
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closed 5/4/2016 via BusinessWire

Capella Education Company, acquired DevMountain

synopsis: Capella Education Company announced that DevMountain, an industry-leading coding school, has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capella Education Company. DevMountain has a reputation of being the most accessible and impactful code school in the US.
buyer: Capella Education Company (CPLA:$439.69)
Founded in 1991, Capella Education Company is a national leader in online education and parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited online university. Capella University offers online graduate degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, and much more."
target: DevMountain (CPLA:$430.01)
DevMountain has a reputation of being the most accessible and impactful code school in the country by bringing affordability to the highest quality, hands-on education in the software coding industry.
price ($mm)
$15
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closed 4/22/2016 via BusinessWire

Capella Education Company, acquired Hackbright Academy

synopsis: Capella Education Company announced that Hackbright Academy, the leading non-degree software engineering school for women, has become a wholly-owned, subsidiary of the Capella Education Company. Hackbright Academy will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Capella and maintain its current headquarters and management team based in San Francisco.
buyer: Capella Education Company (CPLA:$439.69)
Founded in 1991, Capella Education Company is a national leader in online education and parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited online university. Capella University offers online graduate degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, and much more."
target: Hackbright Academy
Founded in 2012, Hackbright Academy is the leading engineering school for women, with the mission to close the U.S. skills gap and the gender gap in technology.
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$18
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