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closed 6/20/2018 via BusinessWire

Scantron Corporation, acquired CASTLE Worldwide

synopsis: Scantron Corporation, a global provider of market-leading assessment and technology solutions, announced it has completed its acquisition of Castle Worldwide, an accomplished full-service licensure and certification testing company based in Morrisville, North Carolina.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Scantron Corporation
Scantron is a global, diversified company that provides market leading assessment capabilities and technology services to help learners, educators, business owners, and professionals around the world achieve their goals. "
target: CASTLE Worldwide
Castle is an accomplished full-services certification and licensure testing company. They allow stakeholders to excel in their profession through the development of competency-based testing, training, and high-stakes certification programs.
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closed 3/14/2019 via PR Newswire

Prometric, acquired Schroeder Measurement Technologies

synopsis: Prometric, a trusted provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions, has acquired Schroeder Measurement Technologies, Inc. (SMT), a company that specializes in providing comprehensive exam development and administration services to certification organizations and licensing agencies.
buyer parent: Baring Private Equity Asia
buyer: Prometric
Prometric administers exams for organizations such as the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. The Baltimore, Maryland-based company manages an average of 7 million exams per year in 6,000 testing centers in more than 180 countries. "
target: Schroeder Measurement Technologies
Schroeder Measurement Technologies, Inc. (SMT) specializes in providing comprehensive exam development and administration services to certification organizations and licensing agencies. From cosmetology to highly specialized nursing care, SMT specializes in comprehensive client tailored solutions.
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announced 12/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Baring Private Equity Asia, will acquire Prometric

synopsis: Hong Kong-based buyout firm Baring Private Equity Asia is nearing a deal to acquire U.S. educational services company Prometric Inc. Prometric administers exams for organizations such as the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of the largest and most established private alternative investment firms in Asia, with total committed capital of over USD11 billion. The firm runs a pan-Asian investment program, sponsoring buyouts and providing growth capital to companies. "
target parent: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
target: Prometric
Prometric administers exams for organizations such as the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. The Baltimore, Maryland-based company manages an average of 7 million exams per year in 6,000 testing centers in more than 180 countries.
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closed 12/6/2016 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Computer Assisted Testing Service, Inc.

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, a testing services provider to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies, announced that they have acquired Computer Assisted Testing Service, an organization that delivers computer-based examinations for organizations involved in licensing and certification testing.
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: Computer Assisted Testing Service, Inc.
Computer Assisted Testing Service (CATS) is a full service testing company for licensure, certification, assessment, and educational testing programs.
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closed 12/31/2015 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc.

synopsis: PSI Services LLC announced that they have acquired Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Board for Respiratory Care. AMP provides certification organizations, government agencies, professional associations and private industry with innovative assessment and management solutions.
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 parent: National Board for Respiratory Care
target: Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc.
Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP) provides certification organizations, government agencies, professional associations and private industry with innovative assessment and management solutions. AMP has 30 years of experience and 100 clients representing a wide range of professional occupations.
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closed 10/15/2007 via BusinessWire

Educational Testing Service, acquired Thomson Prometric

synopsis: Prometric, previously a business of The Thomson Corporation and the global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services, today announced that its acquisition by ETS is complete.
buyer: Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service is the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organization and a leader in educational research. The company is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals, educational institutions, and government bodies in almost 200 countries. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Prometric
Thomson Prometric is the global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services for academic, professional, government, corporate and information technology markets. Thomson Prometric delivers standardized tests for 300 clients, in 26 languages.
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closed 12/7/2006 via Company Press Release

Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd., acquired Enlight

synopsis: Knowledge Solutions (UK) Ltd today announced the acquisition of over 30% of the shares of Enlight International AB (publ), a leading, publicly-traded provider of knowledge assurance solutions, for an undisclosed sum. Enlight is listed as ENLI B on the First North public stock exchange in Stockholm.
buyer: Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd.
Knowledge Solutions develops and markets a range of solutions designed to support business process change and the transfer, and management, of knowledge from those who know to those who need to know. "
target: Enlight
Enlight is the largest European provider of online solutions for testing and certification. Over 7 million tests have been taken in more than 60 countries in over 3000 Test Centres using Enlight's solutions, and Enlight has offices in Sweden, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
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closed 3/14/2019 via PR Newswire

Prometric, acquired DL Roope Administrations Inc

synopsis: Prometric, a trusted provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions, has acquired DL Roope Administrations Inc., a leader in the administration of NIC State Board licensure examinations in cosmetology and related sub-specialities. DL Roope provides online application processing, exam administration, and score reporting services.
buyer parent: Baring Private Equity Asia
buyer: Prometric
Prometric administers exams for organizations such as the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. The Baltimore, Maryland-based company manages an average of 7 million exams per year in 6,000 testing centers in more than 180 countries. "
target: DL Roope Administrations Inc
DL Roope is a leader in the administration of NIC State Board licensure examinations in cosmetology and related sub-specialities. Working with numerous state regulatory agencies, DL Roope provides online application processing, exam administration, and score reporting services.
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closed 6/27/2018 via BusinessWire

Hondros College, acquired Ohio Institute of Real Estate Studies

synopsis: Hondros College, a division of Hondros Education Group (HEG) and a leader in adult education, announced that it has acquired the Ohio Institute of Real Estate Studies (OIRES), a real estate based education company in Ohio.
buyer parent: Hondros Education Group
buyer: Hondros College
Educating over 500,000 real estate, appraisal, mortgage, insurance, and home inspection students via classroom and online courses, Hondros College has been a leader in adult education. Hondros College is committed to ensuring students’ success. "
target: Ohio Institute of Real Estate Studies
Ohio Real Estate Studies is a real estate based education company in Ohio. They offer pre-license classes for sale and broker licensing. Post License and CE is by Quest for Success.
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closed 2/15/2017 via PR Newswire

Arizona Academy Of Real Estate merged with Arizona School of Real Estate & Business,

synopsis: Arizona School of Real Estate & Business (ASREB), a division of the Hondros Education Group, announced it is teaming up with Arizona Academy of Real Estate (AARE) in a partnership that will unify real estate education in Arizona. The Phoenix-based schools will pool their talents to represent the largest real estate program in the state.
buyer parent: Hondros Education Group
buyer: Arizona School of Real Estate & Business
The Arizona School of Real Estate & Business offers quality license education for real estate, mortgage, home inspection, appraisal and insurance as well as non-license industry programs. Over 300 extensive continuing ed courses are offered along with professional development education and events. "
target: Arizona Academy Of Real Estate
Arizona Real Estate School (AARE) is a real estate school in Arizona with campuses in Scottsdale, Mesa, Peoria and Phoenix. AARE has been supporting students in the real estate and lending industries since 2005.
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closed 4/8/2005 via PR Newswire

Wicks Medical Information, LLC, acquired DesignWrite, LLC

synopsis: Wicks Medical Information, LLC today announced that it has completed the acquisition of DesignWrite, Inc. and PharmaWrite, LLC (collectively, "DesignWrite"). DesignWrite is a leading specialty healthcare communications, publishing and medical education company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: Wicks Medical Information, LLC
Wicks Medical Information, LLC ("WMI") is a medical information services company formed in January 2003. WMI's strategy is to acquire mid-size companies in the medical education and publishing sectors focused on providing information to doctors, nurses, and other service providers in the healthcare "
target: DesignWrite, LLC
We offer a comprehensive approach to product positioning, providing strategic marketing, scientific, and editorial support to meet individual challenges throughout a product’s life cycle.
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closed 10/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired CREAD Institut

synopsis: Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman), a private higher education group in France, has acquired CREAD Institut, a private higher education institution in France that focuses on interior design. CREAD Institut offers courses for interior design, level II certification (France) and level 6 certification (EU).
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target: CREAD Institut
CREAD Institut is a private higher education institution in France that focuses on interior design. CREAD Institut is managed by interior designers to train the interior designers of tomorrow. They offer courses for interior design, level II certification (France) and level 6 certification (EU).
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announced 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Intueri Education Group Limited, will acquire Information Technology Training Institute

synopsis: New Zealand's largest private training college Intueri Education Group has agreed to buy the Information Technology Training Institute (ITTI). They offer courses in IT service, networking, and computer systems administration and engineering with certification in CompTIA, Microsoft, or Cisco upon completion.
buyer: Intueri Education Group Limited (NZSE:IQE:$13.22)
The Intueri Education Group is one of New Zealand's largest private vocational educational groups. They specialise in providing industry relevant training across a number of exciting industries and they work closely with those industries to ensure their graduates find employment. "
target: Information Technology Training Institute
Information Technology Training Institute (ITTI) is a Private Tertiary Education Institute, a specialist provider of courses in IT service, networking, and computer systems administration and engineering. Every course leads to an international certification: CompTIA, Microsoft, or Cisco.
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closed 8/11/2008 via PR Newswire

Ross Learning LLC, acquired The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology

synopsis: Huron Capital Partners announced that its St. Clair-based portfolio company, Ross Education LLC, has acquired The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology. The transaction further expands Ross's presence in the Ohio market and enhances its portfolio of medical curriculum offerings.
buyer parent: Huron Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Ross Learning LLC
Ross Education LLC is the owner of Ross Medical Education Center. Ross has offered short-term vocational and career training programs for over 30 years. Ross Medical Education Center operates in 14 communities in Michigan, Florida and Georgia. "
target: The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology
Based in Cincinnati, OH, The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology provides post-secondary career education in allied health fields. IMDT offers certificate programs in medical assisting and dental assisting to students in the greater Cincinnati area.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BusinessWire

Scantron Corporation, acquired CASTLE Worldwide

synopsis: Scantron Corporation, a global provider of market-leading assessment and technology solutions, announced it has completed its acquisition of Castle Worldwide, an accomplished full-service licensure and certification testing company based in Morrisville, North Carolina.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Scantron Corporation
Scantron is a global, diversified company that provides market leading assessment capabilities and technology services to help learners, educators, business owners, and professionals around the world achieve their goals. "
target: CASTLE Worldwide
Castle is an accomplished full-services certification and licensure testing company. They allow stakeholders to excel in their profession through the development of competency-based testing, training, and high-stakes certification programs.
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closed 12/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Transom Capital Group, acquired Scantron Corporation

synopsis: Transom Capital Group, an operations-focused middle-market private equity firm, has acquired Scantron Corporation, a global technology and services driven company whose experts provide comprehensive assessment and technology solutions. Scantron is a widely recognized brand world-wide with a history in delivering quality, accuracy, and reliability.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
target parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
target: Scantron Corporation
Scantron Corporation is a global, diversified company that empowers growth through intelligent, mission-critical assessment, technology, and data capture solutions for business, education, certification, and government clients around the world.
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closed 11/29/2018 via BusinessWire

Scantron Corporation, acquired IT Nexus

synopsis: Scantron Corporation, a leading, global provider of assessment solutions including certification and licensure testing, as well as technology solutions, announced the acquisition of IT Nexus, an information technology services provider that designs, manages and supports IT infrastructure.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Scantron Corporation
Scantron is a global, diversified company that provides market leading assessment capabilities and technology services to help learners, educators, business owners, and professionals around the world achieve their goals. "
target: IT Nexus
IT Nexus is an information technology services provider to small and medium size businesses that designs, manages and supports IT infrastructure. They are based in Omaha, NE.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BusinessWire

Scantron Corporation, acquired CASTLE Worldwide

synopsis: Scantron Corporation, a global provider of market-leading assessment and technology solutions, announced it has completed its acquisition of Castle Worldwide, an accomplished full-service licensure and certification testing company based in Morrisville, North Carolina.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Scantron Corporation
Scantron is a global, diversified company that provides market leading assessment capabilities and technology services to help learners, educators, business owners, and professionals around the world achieve their goals. "
target: CASTLE Worldwide
Castle is an accomplished full-services certification and licensure testing company. They allow stakeholders to excel in their profession through the development of competency-based testing, training, and high-stakes certification programs.
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closed 12/18/2017 via BusinessWire

Scantron Corporation, acquired WRK Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Scantron Corporation, a leading, national provider of managed IT, managed print and hardware services, announced the acquisition of WRK Systems, Inc., a comprehensive technology services provider that designs, manages and supports IT infrastructure, in addition to implementing and managing cost effective cloud computing solutions.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Scantron Corporation
Scantron provides market leading assessment capabilities and technology services to help learners, educators, business owners, and professionals achieve their goals. It empowers organizations of all sizes to monitor, measure, and understand information in order to improve effectiveness. "
target: WRK Systems, Inc.
WRK Systems, Inc. is a comprehensive technology services provider that designs, manages and supports IT infrastructure, in addition to implementing and managing cost effective cloud computing solutions. WRK Systems, Inc. serves the commercial, financial and healthcare industries.
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closed 1/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Scantron Corporation, acquired GlobalScholar

synopsis: Scantron Corporation announced that it has acquired GlobalScholar, an education technology company. GlobalScholar’s technology solutions are marketed under the “Pinnacle” brand and are designed to manage the entire cycle of learning for K-12 students, teachers, parents and education administrators.
buyer parent: M&F Worldwide Corp.
buyer: Scantron Corporation
Scantron helps education, commercial, and government organizations worldwide measure and improve effectiveness with assessment and survey solutions built on leading products and comprehensive, value-added services. "
target parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
target: GlobalScholar
GlobalScholar empowers educators, parents and students throughout the entire learning lifecycle, helping schools achieve educational excellence. Pinnacle Suite, supports all aspects of managing education at K-12 schools.
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closed 7/22/2010 via BusinessWire

Scantron Corporation, acquired Spectrum K12 School Solutions

synopsis: Scantron Corporation has acquired Spectrum K12 School Solutions, a recognized industry leader in providing Response to Intervention (RTI), Student Achievement Management and Special Education software solutions. Spectrum K12 complements and enhances the solutions currently being delivered to the education market by Scantron.
buyer parent: M&F Worldwide Corp.
buyer: Scantron Corporation
Scantron helps education, commercial, and government organizations worldwide measure and improve effectiveness with assessment and survey solutions built on leading products and comprehensive, value-added services. "
target: Spectrum K12 School Solutions
Spectrum K12 partners with educators and administrators as well as collaboratively working with school districts, Spectrum K12 delivers a Student Achievement Management solution suite that manages, administers and prescribes the personalized learning process and data required for all students.
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closed 12/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Transom Capital Group, acquired Scantron Corporation

synopsis: Transom Capital Group, an operations-focused middle-market private equity firm, has acquired Scantron Corporation, a global technology and services driven company whose experts provide comprehensive assessment and technology solutions. Scantron is a widely recognized brand world-wide with a history in delivering quality, accuracy, and reliability.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
target parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
target: Scantron Corporation
Scantron Corporation is a global, diversified company that empowers growth through intelligent, mission-critical assessment, technology, and data capture solutions for business, education, certification, and government clients around the world.
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announced 6/30/2015 via PR Newswire

Data Recognition Corporation, will acquire CTB/McGraw-Hill

synopsis: Data Recognition Corporation (DRC), a leading provider of educational assessment services, announced it has agreed to acquire key assets of the CTB assessment business of McGraw-Hill Education. CTB/McGraw-Hill is a leader in testing with recognized products for online interim and formative, adult, and language proficiency assessment.
buyer: Data Recognition Corporation
Data Recognition Corporation provides full-service educational testing and assessment programs, large-scale survey research and data collection, and comprehensive digital and mailing document solutions. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: CTB/McGraw-Hill
CTB/McGraw-Hill has over an 85-year record of excellence in assessment, and serves more than 18 million students in all 50 states and 49 countries. CTB/McGraw-Hill is a leader in testing with recognized products for online interim and formative, adult, and language proficiency assessment.
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closed 2/28/2018 via BusinessWire

Asteria Education, Inc., acquired ECS Learning Systems, Inc.

synopsis: ECS Learning Systems, a leading integrated test prep company in Texas, announced Asteria Education, Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of ECS Learning Systems, Inc. ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®.
buyer: Asteria Education, Inc.
The mission of Asteria Education, Inc. is to provide affordable high quality learning solutions to help all students achieve academic success. Asteria was created in 2017 and is actively pursuing acquisition opportunities in the education space. "
target: ECS Learning Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®. From the beginning, their company mission has been to create quality, innovative K-12 resources that make teaching easier.
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announced 9/12/2018 via BusinessWire

Alpine Investors, LP, will purchase Riverside Clinical and Standardized Testing from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

synopsis: Alpine Investors, a software and services focused private equity firm, is to acquire the Riverside Clinical and Standardized Testing Portfolio of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This portfolio includes, among others, the well-regarded brands Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT), Iowa Assessments, Woodcock Johnson, and Battelle Developmental Inventory (BDI).
buyer: Alpine Investors, LP
Alpine Investors is a software and services focused private equity firm that differentiates itself through its PeopleFirst strategy. It’s PeopleFirst strategy includes a CEO-in-Residence (CIR) program, where Alpine partners with CEOs first and places them into companies as part of the transaction. "
seller: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
The acquisition includes the Riverside Clinical and Standardized Testing Portfolio of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This portfolio includes, among others, the well-regarded brands Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT), Iowa Assessments, Woodcock Johnson, and Battelle Developmental Inventory (BDI).
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announced 1/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Aakash Educational Services Limited, will acquire Meritnation

synopsis: Aakash Educational Services Ltd, a leading educational institution in India, will acquire a 66% stake in Meritnation from Info Edge, India’s premier online classifieds company. Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for math, science and English.
buyer: Aakash Educational Services Limited
Aakash is a leading educational institution in India. Aakash provides comprehensive test preparatory services to students preparing for medical and engineering entrance exams, school/board exams, KVPY, NTSE, Olympiads and other Foundation level exams. "
target parent: Info Edge
target: Meritnation
Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for mathematics, science and English. They also offer online and offline test preparation modules for various undergraduate entrance examinations.
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closed 10/18/2010 via BusinessWire

Triumph Learning, acquired Educational Tools, Inc.

synopsis: Triumph Learning, the market leader in state-specific, standards-focused education material that supports student instruction, said that it has acquired Educational Tools, Inc., the developer of the industry leading iCORE digital curriculum product for state-aligned and Common Core standards instruction.
buyer parent: Haights Cross Communications, LLC
buyer: Triumph Learning
Triumph Learning, a subsidiary of Haights Cross Communications, is the market leader in state-specific, standards-focused education material that supports student instruction. The company’s mission is to assist teachers in their goal to raise student achievement. "
target: Educational Tools, Inc.
Educational Tools, Inc. is the creator and developer of iCORE, an industry leading digital curriculum tool for K-12 teachers nationwide. iCORE provides individualized instruction that is fully aligned to state specific standards for math, science, reading and social studies.
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closed 5/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Link-Systems International, acquired ComFit Learning

synopsis: Link-Systems International, Inc., a market leader in integrated, technology-based solutions for educators, announced that, through its wholly owned subsidiary CF Learning, LLC, it has completed its acquisition of the Comfit™ online learning business from Comfit, LLC, a Connecticut-based education company.
buyer: Link-Systems International
Link-Systems International, Inc. (LSI) is a market-leading software company that helps academic institutions create effective digital solutions for teaching and learning. LSI has created several unique and powerful software platforms that facilitate the sharing of content over the Internet. "
target: ComFit Learning
ComFit Learning is an Internet-based education company that develops technology-supported instructional resources specifically designed to help educators reverse the increasingly worrisome trend of declining retention and graduation rates.
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closed 10/6/2011 via Capital IQ

Cambium Learning Group, Inc., acquired Class.com, Inc.

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, announced that the Company has purchased the assets of Class.com, an industry-leading provider of online learning solutions.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group is the leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations. The company operates three core divisions: Voyager, Sopris, and Cambium Learning Technologies. "
target: Class.com, Inc.
Class.com equips educators with the tools to help every student succeed by providing schools and organizations with high-quality, research-based, online learning solutions that cater to the needs of 21st-century learners.
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closed 4/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Telegraph Media Group, acquired Gojimo

synopsis: The Telegraph Media Group (TMG), the publisher of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph newspapers, has acquired exam preparation and revision app Gojimo in a move to reach out to and further engage a younger audience. Available on iOS, Android and the web, Gojimo claims to be the UK’s number one exam preparation app.
buyer: Telegraph Media Group
Telegraph Media Group (TMG) is a multi-media news publisher of the world-renowned, agenda-setting content found in its titles: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph, The Telegraph website and The Telegraph weekly world edition. "
target: Gojimo
Gojimo is the leading test prep app for students in the UK and US. Students can access textbooks, study guides, and quizzes from the world's lead educational publishers on their mobile device or tablet.
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closed 3/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Aksia Group SGR, acquired Alpha Test Srl

synopsis: Independent private equity firm Aksìa Group has acquired 70 per cent of Alpha Test, a Milan-based professional education company, specialising in books and courses for preparation for university admission tests.
buyer: Aksia Group SGR
Aksìa Group SGR S.p.A. is an asset management company specialized in private equity investments in mature and healthy companies. "
target: Alpha Test Srl
Alpha Test is a Milan-based professional education company, specialising in books and courses for preparation at university admission tests.
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closed 3/31/2017 via PR Newswire

ST Unitas Co. Ltd., acquired The Princeton Review

synopsis: Match Group announced that it has completed its previously announced sale of all of its Non-dating business, which operates under the umbrella of The Princeton Review, to ST Unitas, a global education technology company. The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company.
buyer: ST Unitas Co. Ltd.
ST Unitas started in 2010 as an EduTech company with only 4 employees. ST Unitas provides effective learning contents and programs to assist preparation for university entrance exams or job searching to achieve people’s goals quicker. "
target parent: IAC
target: The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. It helps millions of college- and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in-person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors.
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closed 3/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Embibe, acquired 100 Marks

synopsis: Leading education portal to prepare for competitive entrance tests Embibe.com announced the take-over of 100Marks, a student guidance platform for Indian Institute of Information Technology Joint Entrance Examination and All India Engineering Entrance Examination.
buyer: Embibe
Embibe.com is the flagship brand of Mumbai based company - Individual Learning Pvt Ltd., an education analytics consumer tech start-up. Embibe is a leading education portal to prepare for competitive entrance tests in India. "
target: 100 Marks
100Marks is aiming to be one stop shop for education material online. 100Marks is a place where users can get access to free customized study plans and free preparation material for Indian Institute of Information Technology Joint Entrance Examination and All India Engineering Entrance Examination.
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closed 5/21/2012 via

Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC, acquired Princeton Review Higher Education Readiness

synopsis: In May 2012, Charlesbank purchased The Princeton Review with significant coinvestment from the management team. The Princeton Review is a leading provider of test preparation courses and materials for prospective undergraduate and graduate students.
buyer: Charlesbank Capital Partners LLC
Charlesbank Capital Partners is a middle-market private equity investment firm managing more than $2 billion of capital. Charlesbank focuses on management-led buyouts and growth capital financings, typically investing $50 million to $150 million per transaction. "
target parent: Princeton Review Inc.
target: Princeton Review Higher Education Readiness
The Princeton Review Higher Education Readiness Division is a division of The Princeton Review, Inc. The Division has a leading share of test preparation books in the US and is known for its in-person and online test preparation courses, delivered through a network of over 5,000 teachers and tutors.
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closed 6/28/2012 via Reuters

Malmberg, acquired Bureau ICE

synopsis: Educational publisher Malmberg, part of Sanoma Learning has acquired and closed the acquisition of the testing and examination company Bureau ICE. Bureau ICE produces tests and exams for secondary and vocational education in the Netherlands. The acquisition is in line with Sanoma's strategy to focus on learning.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Malmberg
Malmberg is a leading educational publisher in the Netherlands and was founded in 1885. Malmberg publishes mixed media learning systems and educational tools for primary, secondary and vocational schools in the Dutch market. "
target: Bureau ICE
Bureau ICE is a testing and examination company. Bureau ICE produces tests and exams for secondary and vocational education in the Netherlands.
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closed 4/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation, acquired Brainchild, Inc.

synopsis: Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation formally completed the acquistion of Brainchild, Inc. Brainchild creates and develops tools to engage all students. Brainchild specializes in handheld tutors and software for state test preparation.
buyer: Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation (QFOR:$54.82)
Quadrant 4 is a Vertical Cloud Platform company offering state-of-the-art PaaS solutions in Healthcare, Media and Retail. Their highly scalable vertical cloud platforms coupled with their Global Professional Services organization provides clients with a competitive advantage in the marketplace. "
target: Brainchild, Inc.
Brainchild has established a strong track record of helping thousands of schools make AYP and win awards for dramatic increases in scores on state tests. Brainchild makes tools to engage all students. Struggling students have a variety of learning styles and disabilities.
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$1.62
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closed 8/7/2013 via PR Newswire

Turning Technologies, LLC, acquired eInstruction Corporation

synopsis: Turning Technologies, a company that creates leading assessment delivery and data collection solutions for learning environments, has acquired eInstruction. eInstruction develops educational technology, including classroom instruction systems, student response systems, interactive whiteboards and assessment software.
buyer parent: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
buyer: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies, LLC develops interactive response systems utilizing the latest software and hardware tools available and transforms them into state of the art applications for audience response. "
target: eInstruction Corporation
eInstruction is the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to Kindergarten-12th grade, higher-education, corporate and military classrooms with an estimated 40% market share.
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closed 7/2/2007 via BNC Analysis

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired eInstruction Corporation

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the information and technology markets, announces that it represented Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, which has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of eInstruction Corporation (eInstruction), a portfolio company of Chicago Growth Partners.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity firm, manages the largest private equity fund in the United States focused on investments in the education, training and related business services and information industries ("Knowledge Industries"). "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: eInstruction Corporation
eInstruction is the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to Kindergarten-12th grade, higher-education, corporate and military classrooms with an estimated 40% market share.
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closed 8/15/2005 via Company Description

Chicago Growth Partners, acquired eInstruction Corporation

synopsis: eInstruction Corporation was acquired by a group of investors led by Chicago Growth Partners that also included the Private Equity Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, PPM America Capital Partners, CapitalSource and management. MHT acted as the exclusive advisor to eInstruction.
buyer: Chicago Growth Partners
Chicago Growth Partners focuses on lower middle market growth companies in Business and Consumer Services, Healthcare, Industrial Growth and Information Technology. We’ve focused on these industries for over 21 years, with a combined 100+ years of experience in these four areas. "
target: eInstruction Corporation
eInstruction is the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to Kindergarten-12th grade, higher-education, corporate and military classrooms with an estimated 40% market share.
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announced 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Interspace Co.,Ltd., will acquire Unite Project Inc.

synopsis: Interspace Co., Ltd., a Japanese company mainly engaged in advertisement and media businesses, will acquire Unite Project Inc., a Japanese company focused on cram schools. Unite Project operates Jukushiru, a comparison website for cram schools. The platform covers cram schools for students in elementary school to high school.
buyer: Interspace Co.,Ltd. (TSE:2122:$246.92)
Interspace is a Japanese company mainly engaged in advertisement and media businesses. Interspace's ACCESSTRADE is one of the largest affiliate service networks in Japan. ACCESSTRADE offers a network of over 500,000 affiliate partner sites. "
target: Unite Project Inc.
Unite Project Inc. is a Japanese company focused on cram schools. Unite Project operates Jukushiru, a comparison website that provides detailed information about cram schools all over Japan. The platform covers cram schools for students in elementary school to high school.
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closed 5/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Perfection Learning Corporation, acquired AMSCO School Publications, Inc.

synopsis: AMSCO School Publications has sold certain assets to Perfection Learning, a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials. In its 78 year history, AMSCO has served major school districts with its quality supplemental instructional materials that not only provided customer value but also assisted students in passing their exams.
buyer: Perfection Learning Corporation
Perfection Learning is a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials for grades K-12. Perfection Learning provides high-quality, innovative curriculum solutions to K-12 schools across the country and internationally. "
target: AMSCO School Publications, Inc.
AMSCO provides high quality, inexpensive textbooks and support materials to the educational community. Their course texts, review, and test prep books reflect national and state standards for curriculum and assessment.
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