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Follett Software Company, acquired Fishtree

synopsis: Follett announced that it has acquired Fishtree, a leading adaptive learning platform that streamlines both the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in school classrooms.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: Follett Software Company
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. "
target: Fishtree
Fishtree is an adaptive learning platform that streamlines the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in classrooms. The platform brings together district-wide resources for every subject, aligns them to any standard and personalizes the experience for each student.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mentoring Minds, acquired SchoolSpire, Inc.

synopsis: SchoolSpire, a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system, has been acquired by Mentoring Minds, a provider of critical thinking resources and teaching materials for K-12 educators. Founded in 1999, SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results.
buyer: Mentoring Minds
Mentoring Minds is on a mission to put critical thinking at the center of K-12 education. Founded by teachers, Mentoring Minds provides print and digital resources that empower educators to infuse critical thinking skills into standards-based instruction. "
target: SchoolSpire, Inc.
SchoolSpire is a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system. SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools used by school leaders to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results for reporting purposes. The company also offers a bank of question items.
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announced 2/19/2021 via BNC Analysis

Renaissance Learning, Inc., will acquire Nearpod

synopsis: Renaissance Holding Corp., a group that develops education technology, will acquire Nearpod, the Miami-based edtech company. Nearpod offers an edtech platform that K-12 teachers use in the classroom to create interactive slides filled with videos, quizzes, questions, and other activities.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts. Resistance provides educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. "
target: Nearpod
Nearpod offers an interactive, instructional platform that merges formative assessment and dynamic media for live and self-paced learning experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Nearpod platform engages students with activities such as Virtual Reality, PhET simulations, and Desmos.
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closed 4/22/2020 via Company Press Release

VITEC Software Group, acquired LJ System

synopsis: Vitec Software Group AB is strengthening its Nordic position in Vertical Market Software through the acquisition of the Swedish software company LJ System AB. The software company LJ System has its headquarters in Lund, Sweden, and offers products for church-related administration services and preschools.
buyer: VITEC Software Group (OM:VIT B:$190.61)
Vitec is market leader for Vertical Market Software in the Nordic region. They develop and deliver standard niche software. Vitec grows through acquisitions of well-managed and well-established software companies. Their employees are based in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. "
target: LJ System
The software company LJ System has its headquarters in Lund, Sweden, and offers products for church-related administration services and preschools. The product Fas Församlingsadministration is a module-based enterprise-management system that is used by about 300 parishes.
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closed 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

ManageBac, acquired Rubicon International

synopsis: Faria Education Group Limited through its wholly owned subsidiary ManageBac, has acquired Rubicon, the provider of Atlas curriculum management. Atlas curriculum management is the leading curriculum management platform for k12 schools across the globe.
buyer parent: Faria Education Group
buyer: ManageBac
ManageBac provides a Curriculum First Learning Platform for the world's leading international schools that was first founded to transition schools off paper. They deliver efficient affordable software with long-term, great service. "
target parent: Quad Partners
target: Rubicon International
Rubicon is the creator of Atlas curriculum management which is the leading curriculum management platform for k12 schools across the globe. They offer educator-led professional development workshops and summits as well as curriculum audits and on-site trainings.
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closed 4/20/2018 via PR Web

Harris School Solutions, acquired OnHand Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Harris School Solutions (HSS), a provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, has acquired OnHand Schools (OHS), an EdTech software company that delivers solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. OHS's EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, and more.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: OnHand Schools, Inc.
OnHand Schools (OHS) is an education technology company that delivers transformational solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. Their EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, lesson planner, and RTI/MTSS features.
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closed 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Learners Edge, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: L Squared Capital Partners is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Learners Edge, has acquired the Teaching Channel, a subscription-based software platform where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to improve student learning.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Learners Edge
Learners Edge has been committed to helping teachers reach the highest level of success in their classrooms and their careers since 2002. Learners Edge offers over 120 self-paced, continuing education courses for teachers across the country and around the world. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has over one million registered users and is known nationally for its more than 1,350 best-in-class videos of teachers in action. Teaching Channel Plus, an online K-12 professional development platform, is used by school districts nationwide.
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closed 7/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Weld North LLC, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: Teaching Channel, a California non-profit organization and the premier video-based online professional learning company, announced that its operations and assets have been acquired by its management team and employees, completing its transition to a for-profit company. Investors included Weld North and members of the management team.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses. In partnership with KKR, a global alternative asset manager, Weld North makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry. "
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has more than 1,300 best-in-class videos of teachers in action, one million registered users, and a SAAS-based professional development platform that is used by K-12 school districts nationwide.
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announced 2/3/2014 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, will acquire Engrade

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education has agreed to acquire Engrade. Engrade unifies the data, curriculum, and tools teachers, schools leaders, and administrators use every day by integrating all of a district's software and systems, including third-party applications and open education resources, into one fully secure and easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. "
target: Engrade
Engrade unifies the data, curriculum, and tools teachers, schools leaders, and administrators use every day by integrating all of a district's software and systems, including third-party applications and open education resources, into one fully secure and easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.
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closed 9/23/2020 via PR Newswire

Education Advanced, Inc., acquired BuildYourOwnCurriculum

synopsis: Education Advanced, Inc., creators of TestHound and Cardonex, acquired Wisconsin-based School Software Group, creators of BuildYourOwnCurriculum (BYOC). BYOC is a curriculum and learning management system technology connecting learning objectives to a continuous cycle of curriculum development for K-12.
buyer: Education Advanced, Inc.
Education Advanced is a privately held K-12 EdTech SaaS company providing operations tools to enable educators to be more efficient, allowing them to dedicate more of their valuable time and resources to exceeding student needs. EAI's product offering includes TestHound, Cardonex, and BYOC. "
target: BuildYourOwnCurriculum
Wisconsin-based School Software Group are the creators of BuildYourOwnCurriculum (BYOC). BYOC is a curriculum and learning management system technology connecting learning objectives to a continuous cycle of curriculum development, delivery, assessment, and refinement across K-12 districts.
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closed 7/29/2014 via PR Newswire

Wikispaces, acquired Blendspace

synopsis: TES Global - the largest network of teachers in the world with over 5.9 million registered teachers - has acquired Blendspace, a San Francisco-based company providing web-based tools that enable teachers to create digital, self-paced lessons for their classrooms and students. The Blendspace business and team will become part of Wikispaces.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Wikispaces
Wikispaces focuses on creating effective but easy-to-use tools that empower teachers so they can spend their time helping students. Their flagship product, Wikispaces Classroom, provides a free social writing platform where teachers and students can communicate and collaborate on projects. "
target: Blendspace
Teachers use Blendspace to create digital lessons that are tailored to students' needs. Through an intuitive drag-and-drop interface and partnerships with educational content providers, teachers can create lessons in 5 minutes that engage students via web content.
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closed 7/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Frontline Education, acquired School Improvement Network

synopsis: Frontline Education, an integrated insights partner serving more than 12,000 Educational Organizations, announced the acquisition of School Improvement Network, a professional learning provider for educators. They are driven by a single-minded cause: to help teachers become more effective, so that 100% of students are college and career ready.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is an integrated insights partner serving more than 12,000 Educational Organizations and millions of educators, administrators and support personnel in their efforts to develop the next generation of learners. "
target: School Improvement Network
School Improvement Network is a professional learning provider for educators. They are driven by a single-minded cause: to help 100% of teachers become more effective, so that 100% of students are college and career ready.
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closed 6/11/2021 via Company Press Release

Modern Campus, acquired Digarc

synopsis: Canada-based Modern Campus has acquired DIGARC, the leading provider of academic catalog and curriculum management, class and student scheduling, and student pathfinder software for higher education. The acquisition enables Modern Campus to revolutionize learner engagement with massively personalized digital experiences.
buyer parent: The Riverside Company
buyer: Modern Campus
Based in Canada, Modern Campus, the innovator driving Omni CMS and Destiny One, empowers higher education institutions to thrive when radical change is required to successfully respond to lower student enrollments and revenue, rising costs, crushing student debt, and school closures. "
target parent: Serent Capital
target: Digarc
DIGARC is a leading provider of higher education software technology and services. DIGARC's portfolio offers curriculum management, student scheduling, administrative schedule planning, and student academic pathway exploration, enabling engagement between educators, administrators, and students.
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closed 5/3/2017 via PR Web

eCampus.com Inc., acquired Rafter, Inc.

synopsis: eCampus.com, an industry-leading online retailer of textbooks and digital materials, has announced that it has completed the transaction to acquire the digital assets of Rafter, a course materials management company.
buyer: eCampus.com Inc.
eCampus.com, is the internet’s premier source of new, used and electronic textbooks, textbook rentals, affiliate and virtual bookstore fulfillment programs and book buyback services. "
target: Rafter, Inc.
The acquisition includes the digital assets of Rafter, including the textbooks-in-tuition solution, Rafter360. Rafter is an established course materials management technology company.
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closed 5/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Turning Technologies, LLC, acquired Knowbly Learning Systems

synopsis: Turning Technologies has acquired Knowbly, an eLearning company known for its easy-to-use, interactive authoring tool. With the acquisition of Knowbly, Turning is now in an ideal position to expand and accelerate their flagship TurningPoint product to new and existing clients.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies offers the only in-class and online interactive learning solution to drive the full learning experience with measurable outcomes. Its TurningPoint product is a comprehensive audience participation platform that provides live polling and interactive homework capabilities. "
target: Knowbly Learning Systems
Knowbly is a cloud-based rapid authoring tool for creating digital courses and quizzes. It includes asset management, a unique interactive video widget, and the ability for users to customize content and themes.
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closed 7/22/2010 via BNC Analysis

Promethean World PLC, acquired SynapticMash, LLC

synopsis: Promethean, a U.K.-based provider of interactive learning technology, has acquired U.S. education software firm SynapticMash Inc.
buyer: Promethean World PLC (LSE:PRW:$174.51)
Promethean World PLC creates, develops, supplies and supports leading edge, interactive learning technology including interactive whiteboards. Promethean also provides comprehensive training and support. "
target: SynapticMash, LLC
SynapticMash creates online tools for school administrators, teachers, parents, and students to enhance their learning programs.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Study Group UK Ltd., acquired Insendi Limited

synopsis: Leading international education provider Study Group has acquired London-based Insendi, a learning experience platform developer that helps institutions implement new models of high impact, transformational online education.
buyer: Study Group UK Ltd.
Study Group is the leading provider of international education. Study Group works with leading universities across the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. They prepare students for success at their chosen university through on-campus International Study Centres. "
target: Insendi Limited
UK-based Insendi provides a learning experience platform and expertise in course development, staff training and consultancy to its university partners. Their platform is specifically designed to enable Business Schools to deliver premium online and blended learning programmes.
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closed 2/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Chalkup

synopsis: Microsoft is acquiring the Chalkup classroom collaboration platform and hiring its founder to work on Microsoft's Teams product. Chalkup is a class collaboration platform that connects classes to simplify the process of learning for students.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$168,088.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Chalkup
Chalkup is a classroom collaboration platform used by educators from 1 in 3 universities and 1 in 5 US high schools. It's a space for academic chat/messaging, resource sharing, assignments, and grading – all in one.
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closed 12/18/2019 via AP - Associated Press

The Source for Learning, Inc., acquired MashPlant

synopsis: The Source for Learning, the nation’s most established online creator, compiler, and curator of free learning assets, has acquired MashPlant, the only social learning platform that allows students to create, collaborate, learn, and share classroom projects in any digital media format in a certified safe, COPPA-compliant environment.
buyer: The Source for Learning, Inc.
The Source for Learning is the nation’s most established online creator, compiler, and curator of free learning assets. For almost 40 years, they've been building a loyal following of teachers—from novices to classroom veterans—giving them a new perspective on how to teach what they teach. "
target parent: Big Things Inc.
target: MashPlant
MashPlant is the only social learning platform that allows students to create, collaborate, learn, and share classroom projects in any digital media format in a certified safe, COPPA-compliant environment.
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closed 7/12/2018 via PR Newswire

Follett Software Company, acquired Fishtree

synopsis: Follett announced that it has acquired Fishtree, a leading adaptive learning platform that streamlines both the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in school classrooms.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: Follett Software Company
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. "
target: Fishtree
Fishtree is an adaptive learning platform that streamlines the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in classrooms. The platform brings together district-wide resources for every subject, aligns them to any standard and personalizes the experience for each student.
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closed 9/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired Follett Software Company

synopsis: Follett Corporation announced the sale of Follett School Solutions (FSS), the company’s K-12 software and content division, to Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused global investment firm.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $25 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies. "
target parent: Follett Corporation
target: Follett Software Company
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide.
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closed 12/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Follett Software Company, acquired NextTier Education

synopsis: Follett announced it has acquired NextTier Education, a cloud-based software solution that provides counselors, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals and ensure every student has equal access to higher education.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: Follett Software Company
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. "
target: NextTier Education
NextTier Education is a cloud-based software solution that provides counselors, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals and ensure every student has equal access to higher education.
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closed 7/12/2018 via PR Newswire

Follett Software Company, acquired Fishtree

synopsis: Follett announced that it has acquired Fishtree, a leading adaptive learning platform that streamlines both the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in school classrooms.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: Follett Software Company
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. "
target: Fishtree
Fishtree is an adaptive learning platform that streamlines the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in classrooms. The platform brings together district-wide resources for every subject, aligns them to any standard and personalizes the experience for each student.
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closed 8/25/2006 via Company Press Release

Follett Software Company, acquired TetraData

synopsis: Edison Venture Fund announced that Follett Software acquired TetraData for an undisclosed amount. TetraData is a leading provider of assessment and analysis solutions for state, regional, district, and school administrators.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: Follett Software Company
Follett Software Company is a division of Follett Corporation, a respected name in education, known initially for building our nation’s school libraries beginning in 1874. "
target parent: Edison Venture Fund
target: TetraData
TetraData produces easy-to-use, high quality measurement, assessment and analysis solutions for state, regional, district, and school administrators.
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Follett Software Company, acquired Sagebrush Library Automation

synopsis: Follett Software Company, the country’s leading provider of K-12 library automation solutions, announced that it has acquired Sagebrush Corporation’s library automation business including Accent™, InfoCentre™, Athena™ and Spectrum™.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: Follett Software Company
Follett Software Company is a division of Follett Corporation, a respected name in education, known initially for building our nation’s school libraries beginning in 1874. "
target parent: Tandem Library Group
target: Sagebrush Library Automation
Sagebrush features the award-winning Sagebrush Accent™, Sagebrush InfoCentre™, Sagebrush Athena™, Sagebrush Spectrum™, and library automation systems, the smart research tool Sagebrush Pinpoint™ and Sagebrush Viewpoint™ for informed, data-driven decision-making.
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closed 7/12/2018 via PR Newswire

Follett Software Company, acquired Fishtree

synopsis: Follett announced that it has acquired Fishtree, a leading adaptive learning platform that streamlines both the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in school classrooms.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: Follett Software Company
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. "
target: Fishtree
Fishtree is an adaptive learning platform that streamlines the technical integration and educational adoption of personalized learning in classrooms. The platform brings together district-wide resources for every subject, aligns them to any standard and personalizes the experience for each student.
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closed 9/2/2021 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired Follett Software Company

synopsis: Follett Corporation announced the sale of Follett School Solutions (FSS), the company’s K-12 software and content division, to Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused global investment firm.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $25 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies. "
target parent: Follett Corporation
target: Follett Software Company
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide.
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closed 7/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

TI Digital Solutions, acquired Alfabook

synopsis: Telecom Italia's ICT subsidiary TI Digital Solutions has announced the acquisition of Italian digital publisher Alfabook. Alfabook creates software solutions based on semantic technologies within the context of general, educational and professional publishing.
buyer parent: Telecom Italia
buyer: TI Digital Solutions
TI Digital Solutions brings in the leadership and experience acquired by the Telecom Italia Group and applies it to every aspect of digital innovation such as M2M and IOT solutions, Digital Multi-channel CRM solutions, Cloud Computing Business Intelligence and Social Reputation solutions. "
target: Alfabook
Alfabook creates software solutions based on semantic technologies within the context of general, educational and professional publishing. Alfabook helps publishing companies, businesses and institutions transform the eBook into a viable alternative to the printed book.
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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:$78,098.00)
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.
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closed 10/12/2011 via BNC Analysis

Edline LLC merged with Blackboard Inc.,

synopsis: Education software company Blackboard Inc. has bought Edline Holdings Inc., a learning management software company. Edline offers its flagship product "learning community management system," which provides content management such as Web design, editing, permissions, templates, and also learning management tools.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target parent: Archipelago Learning, Inc.
target: Edline LLC
Edline is the K12 Web site/portal solution that enables secure parent access to grades, attendance, homework, and other private information. Edline generates teacher web pages, provides group calendaring, virtual file storage, and parental email alerts as part of their web communication platform.
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CompassLearning, Inc., acquired Renzulli Learning Systems, LLC

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners® is pleased to announce that it has acquired Renzulli Learning Systems, LLC, a provider of interactive, online educational programming that engages students through the use of customized learning profiles. Renzulli has been integrated with CompassLearning, a Marlin portfolio company.
buyer parent: Marlin Equity Partners
buyer: CompassLearning, Inc.
CompassLearning, Inc. develops research-based curriculum and assessment software solutions for students. Odyssey, its flagship K–12 software-based curriculum, assesses each student's understanding of key concepts and prescribes a personalized learning path consisting of research-based activities. "
target: Renzulli Learning Systems, LLC
Renzulli Learning, creator of the Renzulli Learning Differentiation EngineTM, puts students in touch with engaging, individualized resources specially chosen for their interest areas and learning styles.
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Educational Options, Inc., acquired Siboney Learning Group, Inc.

synopsis: Siboney Learning Group announced its acquisition under a new company name, Orchard Learning, Inc., by an affiliate of Educational Options Inc. an Arlington, Va. middle and high school online education technology firm. The new partnership will create a comprehensive pre-K - Adult curriculum solution.
buyer: Educational Options, Inc.
EdOptions is an education technology firm located in Arlington, Virginia. Its premier product,Stars Suite, serves more than 260,000 students nationwide and features 42 middle and high school courses as well as Web-based solutions for state test preparation, high school preparation and GED study. "
target parent: Siboney Corporation
target: Siboney Learning Group, Inc.
Siboney Learning Group, Inc., publishes standards-based educational software products for reading, language, mathematics, science, writing and English as a Second Language, primarily for K-12 students and adult learners.
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ePALS Classroom Exchange merged with In2Books,

synopsis: In2Books and ePALS Classroom Exchange announce that they have merged. The combination brings together In2Books' research proven, literacy-based subject matter curriculum with ePALS's network of more than 120,000 collaborating classrooms and 7 million students in 191 countries.
buyer: In2Books
The In2Books Foundation provides an effective and convenient way to “think globally and act locally.” With the foundation’s assistance, community organizations can organize volunteers and bring the In2Books program into their schools and neighborhoods. "
target: ePALS Classroom Exchange
ePALS Classroom Exchange is internationally recognized as the leading provider of school-safe email and collaborative technology. The ePALS Global Network enables students and teachers from 191 countries worldwide to employ the Internet as the ultimate communication and cross-cultural learning tool.
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eDynamic Learning, acquired Knowledge Matters

synopsis: eDynamic Learning, North America's largest provider of digital curriculum for electives and Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses for grades 6-12, has acquired Knowledge Matters, the leading provider of career-based simulations in the K12 and college market, to its growing portfolio of online education providers.
buyer: eDynamic Learning
eDynamic Learning is a teacher-founded company with a mission of helping students find their passion through Career and Technical Education (CTE) and career-focused elective digital curriculum. The company offers over 200 award-winning courses for grades 6-12. "
target: Knowledge Matters
Knowledge Matters is the leading provider of simulation-based educational content for business, marketing, and personal finance. Knowledge Matters' visual sims allow students to control their own virtual businesses - learning valuable business and marketing concepts using simulation game technology.
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closed 11/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Pear Deck merged with GoGuardian,

synopsis: GoGuardian, a K-12 EdTech company dedicated to maximizing each student’s learning potential by providing solutions that enable more productive and safer digital learning, announced a merger with Pear Deck, an award-winning and market-leading student engagement platform.
buyer parent: Sumeru Equity Partners
buyer: GoGuardian
GoGuardian is a K-12 EdTech company dedicated to maximizing each student’s learning potential by providing solutions that enable more productive and safer digital learning. "
target: Pear Deck
Pear Deck is an award-winning and market-leading student engagement platform. Pear Deck is used in more than 17,000 schools and by 8 million educators and students around the world to improve equity, academic achievement, and classroom culture.
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closed 1/7/2008 via

eInstruction Corporation, acquired InterWrite Learning

synopsis: Interwrite Learning, a leading developer of mobile teacher slates, interactive white boards and student response systems, has entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Company to eInstruction Corporation, a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, LLC. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: 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. "
target parent: GTCO CalComp, Inc.
target: InterWrite Learning
Interwrite Learning is a premier global provider of interactive learning solutions for primary, secondary and higher education markets. Interwrite Software is a robust software package that includes thousands of images and resources to create interactive learning environments.
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closed 4/11/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Virtual Sage

synopsis: Kaplan Inc., a global education leader, announced the acquisition of Virtual Sage, a developer of online high school courses. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Virtual Sage
Virtual Sage offers a complete curriculum of individual courses - currently over 180 comprehensive online courses for grades 8 – 12. The curriculum includes college prep, elective, honors, and Advanced Placement courses. Virtual Sage develops and adds new courses to the online program regularly.
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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 7/18/2011 via PR Newswire

Twelve Court Inc., acquired Aegom Interactive LLC

synopsis: Twelve Court Inc., a private equity company based in Newburyport, Mass, has acquired Aegom Interactive LLC, a Centerville, Mass. organization that publishes education content for use with SMART board. Aegom Interactive develops standards-aligned curriculum titles using the award-winning SMART Notebook software.
buyer: Twelve Court Inc.
Twelve Court Inc. is a private equity company based in Newburyport, Mass. "
target: Aegom Interactive LLC
Aegom Interactive writes and develops curriculum using the award-winning SMART Notebook software. Aegom also provides educationally-focused training for SMART Boards and SMART Notebook. Aegom's first Notebook title, Middle School Math for SMART Notebook, was released in September 2008.
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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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$140
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closed 6/16/2006 via PR Newswire

Education World, acquired SchoolNotes

synopsis: SchoolNotes has been acquired by Education World. SchoolNotes provides easy-to-use school-to-home communications tools, enabling teachers to set up Web pages where students can get their homework and consult learning resources.
buyer parent: EDmin.com, Inc.
buyer: Education World
Education World, the leading free education Web site, features new, original content every weekday of the school year. "
target: SchoolNotes
SchoolNotes provides easy-to-use school-to-home communications tools, enabling teachers to set up Web pages where students can get their homework and consult learning resources. SchoolNotes also offers classroom updates for parents to check on student progress.
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closed 5/31/2012 via PR Newswire

Full East International Limited, merged with Neologic Animation Inc.

synopsis: Neologic Animation Inc., an educational software Company in the People's Republic of China, announced that it has completed its merger with Full East International Limited. Neologic Animation Inc.'s afterschool training website for primary school students, is an educational online game.
buyer: Full East International Limited (NANI:$0.00)
Full East International Limited is a shell company. "
target: Neologic Animation Inc.
Neologic Animation Inc. is an educational software company in the People's Republic of China. The educational online game "Naniya World" is geared to primary school students and is focused on cultivating students' independent learning capacity as well as their self-development capacity.
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closed 8/20/2009 via Company Press Release

School Specialty, Inc., acquired Autoskill International, Inc.

synopsis: Autoskill International, publisher of the award-winning Academy of READING® and Academy of MATH® are pleased to announce that they have joined the EPS/School Specialty Intervention family, publisher of well-respected titles such as Wordly Wise 3000®, S.P.I.R.E. ® and Explode The Code®.
buyer: School Specialty, Inc. (OTCPK:SCOO:$674.03)
School Specialty, Inc. is an education company serving the pre K-12 market with supplemental learning products, school furniture, children's publishing and specialized buying services. "
target: Autoskill International, Inc.
Based on original neuroscience research and patented methodology, Autoskill's flagship products: Academy of READING and Academy of MATH® software help educators develop intervention strategies that enable at-risk students to build fluency in the foundation skills of reading and math.
price ($mm)
$12
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$10
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closed 7/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Texthelp Systems Ltd., acquired Wizkids.dk

synopsis: Texthelp Ltd, the global leader in literacy and accessibility technology, has completed the acquisition of Wizkids. Wizkids is an edtech company, specialising in accessibility tools and data synchronisation. Texthelp and Wizkids will offer a wider range of assistive technology and edtech management tools to their customers in the UK and Europe.
buyer: Texthelp Systems Ltd.
Founded in 1996, Texthelp has established itself as the global pioneer and leader in cloud-based assistive technology and learning analytics for the education and corporate sectors. The company has supported 30 million students and employees worldwide with reading, writing, and more. "
target: Wizkids.dk
Wizkids is a successful Northern European EdTech company founded in 2005 aiming to help students unleash their full potential and level the playing field for all students. Wizkids offers AppWriter, EduLife, TxtAnalyser and MathSolver to more than 1 million users.
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closed 7/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired Renaissance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renaissance, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, announced that Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused global private equity firm, has acquired Renaissance from Hellman & Friedman, a leading private equity investment firm.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Since its launch, Francisco Partners has become one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance® is a leader in pre-K-12 learning analytics, enabling educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance's solutions facilitate the ability to analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students.
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