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closed 8/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sphero, acquired littleBits

synopsis: Sphero, an industry-leading robotics toy company, is acquiring littleBits, the New York-based education startup that invented the electronic building block. The company’s magnetic “Bits” snap together to turn ideas into inventions and its online learning community, DIY, teaches kids to turn passions into creative skills.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: littleBits
littleBits is the New York-based education startup that invented the electronic building block. The company’s magnetic “Bits” snap together to turn ideas into inventions and its online learning community, DIY, teaches kids to turn passions into creative skills.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

littleBits, acquired DIY Co

synopsis: LittleBits, a New York-based company that offers educational “maker” kits aimed at helping kids build and tinker with technology, has acquired DIY.org. Founded in 2014, DIY.org offers an online community where kids can find and showcase do-it-yourself projects, and earn digital badges along the way.
buyer: littleBits
littleBits makes technology kits that are fun, easy-to-use, and infinitely creative. The kits are composed of electronic building blocks that are color-coded, magnetic, and make complex technology simple and fun. "
target: DIY Co
Founded in 2014, DIY.org offers an online community where kids can find and showcase do-it-yourself projects, and earn digital badges along the way. The company also operates JAM.com, a subscription service for an online library of maker projects and STEAM video content.
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closed 4/13/2016 via Market Wire

Polar 3D, acquired STEAMtrax LLC

synopsis: Polar 3D announced that it has completed the acquisition of STEAMtrax from 3D Systems. STEAMtrax is an innovative STEAM-based curriculum that integrates engineering, CAD modeling and 3D printing technology with core academic knowledge in areas of science, math, language arts, social studies, and art.
buyer: Polar 3D
Polar 3D is a 3D printing technology and manufacturing company that provides collaborative Cloud-based software solutions for 3D printing in the education market and a portfolio of patents including the Polar 3D desktop. "
target parent: 3D Systems Corporation
target: STEAMtrax LLC
STEAMtrax is an innovative new curriculum that integrates engineering and 3D printing technology with core academic knowledge in science, math, language arts, social studies, and art.
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closed 2/11/2013 via PR Newswire

Kosmos, acquired Thames & Kosmos

synopsis: Thames & Kosmos (T&K) announced the completion of a majority investment from its primary partner company, Germany-based Kosmos International GmbH. The deal will boost T&K's marketing, product development, and logistical resources, while the publishing house Kosmos becomes the principal shareholder in T&K, a publisher of educational products.
buyer: Kosmos
Kosmos is a media publishing house based in Stuttgart, Germany. Its current output includes non-fiction, children's books, science kits and German-style board games. "
target: Thames & Kosmos
Thames & Kosmos is a publisher of over 60 science kits for kids of all ages, which cover topics such as biology, physics, astronomy, and alternative energy. It places an emphasis on teaching real-world issues and practical skills through hands-on experimentation and comprehensive reading materials.
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closed 2/2/2009 via Company Press Release

Inclusive Technology Ltd., purchased Don Johnston Special Needs Ltd. from Don Johnston, Inc.

synopsis: Inclusive Technology Ltd has purchased the trade, goodwill, operations, stock and debtors of UK company Don Johnston Special Needs Ltd, for an undisclosed sum. Don Johnston started the UK company 12 years ago to distribute products developed by the U.S. based Don Johnston, Inc.
buyer: Inclusive Technology Ltd.
Inclusive Technology provides the very best special educational needs software, switches and computer access devices, simple communication aids and assistive technology for learners with a physical disability, sensory impairment or learning difficulty. "
seller: Don Johnston, Inc.
Don Johnston, Inc., is the leading assistive technology company in the United States.
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closed 12/30/2021 via PR Newswire

Texthelp Systems Ltd., acquired Don Johnston, Inc.

synopsis: Texthelp, a global leader in literacy and accessibility technology, will acquire the Education Technology Division of Don Johnston Inc. The Education Technology Division specializes in assistive technology to help students overcome the barriers of dyslexia. Don Johnston Inc.'s curriculum division will form a new company, named Building Wings™.
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: Don Johnston, Inc.
The Education Technology Division of Don Johnston Inc. specializes in assistive technology to help students overcome the barriers of dyslexia and harness their unique strengths.
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closed 2/15/2006 via BusinessWire

Cambium Learning, acquired IntelliTools, Inc.

synopsis: Cambium Learning, Inc. announced the acquisition of IntelliTools, Inc., an industry-leading technology provider for preK-8 students requiring differentiated instruction and alternative means of accessing the curriculum. Based in Petaluma, Calif., IntelliTools employs 35 people. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Whitney & Co. LLC
buyer: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials. "
target: IntelliTools, Inc.
IntelliTools, Inc., a pioneer in learning solutions for preK-8 classrooms, has been producing software and adaptive hardware products for more than 25 years, earning 15 Technology & Learning Awards of Excellence, the EdNet Hero Award, and numerous other awards along the way.
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closed 3/2/2022 via BNC Analysis

Savvas Learning Company, acquired Rubicon Publishing

synopsis: Savvas Learning Company has acquired Rubicon Publishing, Inc., the developer of Canada's most widely used all-digital math program. Rubicon is the provider of MathUP, an inquiry-based math program for students in grades K-8 that has become the best-selling online math product in Canada.
buyer parent: Nexus Capital Management LP
buyer: Savvas Learning Company
Savvas Learning Company is a next-generation learning organization that combines new ideas, new ways of thinking, and new ways of interacting to create innovative learning solutions that help prepare students to become global citizens in a more interconnected, digital world. "
target: Rubicon Publishing
Rubicon Publishing is an award-winning K-12 digital learning company and supplemental educational publisher headquartered in Canada. Founded in 1987, Rubicon is a leader in K-12 math, in addition to being Canada's leading K-12 supplemental reading/language arts publisher.
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closed 1/7/2022 via Company Press Release

Cambridge Hacklab Academy Ltd, acquired Binarybots Ltd

synopsis: Cambridge HackLab Academy successfully completes the acquisition of BinaryBots and plan to provide an innovative, sustainable, and integrated STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education to the next generation. BinaryBots is a UK brand for educational robotic kit and smart toy.
buyer: Cambridge Hacklab Academy Ltd
Cambridge HackLab Academy (HackLab) is a SEIS qualified, STEAM product development company and aims to bring emerging technologies closer to children and young people, and to become a leading provider of educational products and services in the STEAM market. "
target: Binarybots Ltd
BinaryBots is a UK brand for educational robotic kit and smart toy. BinaryBots products were sold to schools and the retail market, over 35,000 units were shipped globally within 18 months.
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closed 11/17/2021 via BusinessWire

Roark Capital Group, acquired Mathnasium

synopsis: Roark Capital has acquired Mathnasium, a leading franchisor and operator of math learning centers. Mathnasium delivers customized learning plans designed to help students improve their math skills and develop confidence in the subject through fun and engaging live instruction.
buyer: Roark Capital Group
Roark focuses on investing in the consumer and business services sectors, with a specialization in franchised and multi-location businesses. Since inception, affiliates of Roark have invested in 98 franchise/multi-location brands, which collectively generate $61 billion in annual system revenues. "
target: Mathnasium
Mathnasium is North America’s leading math-only supplemental education franchise. The Mathnasium Method — the result of decades of hands-on instruction and development — has been transforming the lives of children in grades K-12, helping them understand, master, and love math.
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closed 7/16/2021 via BusinessWire

Weld North Holdings, acquired Twig Education

synopsis: Weld North Education (WNE), the largest provider of digital curriculum solutions in the U.S., has acquired UK-based Twig Education, a provider of high-quality science curriculum products designed to improve science literacy globally. The acquisition of Twig is an important part of WNE's mission to expand its digital core curriculum offerings.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Weld North Holdings
Weld North Education (WNE), the largest digital education company in the U.S., was founded with the goal of creating a focused suite of digital curriculum solutions that enable teachers, administrators, parents, and students to benefit from innovative learning technologies. "
target: Twig Education
UK-based Twig Education is a STEM publishing company providing digital and print resources to more than 60 countries and in 20 different languages. Twig is a diverse team of individuals, all working together to create exciting and effective student learning experiences.
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closed 9/2/2020 via PR Newswire

Squla, acquired scoyo

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

Aakash Educational Services Limited, will acquire Meritnation

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

Nearpod, acquired Flocabulary

synopsis: Nearpod, an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom, has acquired Flocabulary, a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Their standards-based videos and instructional activities help develop core literacy skills.
buyer: Nearpod
Nearpod is an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom. Nearpod makes lectures more engaging through interactive multimedia presentations. With Nearpod, teachers can create mobile presentations, engage students in class, and assess them in real time. "
target: Flocabulary
Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers use Flocabulary’s standards-based videos and instructional activities to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills.
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closed 10/26/2016 via Company Press Release

Imagine Learning, Inc., acquired Think Through Math

synopsis: Imagine Learning, a leader in elementary language and literacy software solutions, announced its acquisition of Pittsburgh-based Think Through Learning Inc., provider of the Think Through Math supplemental online math program.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning, Inc., a Utah-based company, was founded with one goal in mind: to teach English to the children of the world. Today Imagine Learning English is being used by tens of thousands of students in hundreds of schools across the United States and around the world. "
target: Think Through Math
Think Through Math is a leader in education technology innovation, and is transforming math education in schools with the adaptive learning technology. Think Through Math integrates state-certified teachers who tutor struggling students live to improve math understanding.
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closed 8/2/2012 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Key Curriculum Press

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc., announced the acquisition of Key Curriculum, a privately held developer of mathematics learning technology in the K-12 and higher education markets. Key Curriculum will contribute to the development of McGraw-Hill Education's math technologies.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets. "
target parent: EQT Partners AB
target: Key Curriculum Press
Key Curriculum Press develops effective, high-quality mathematics instructional materials and software.It offers professional development workshops, online courses and webinars to provide educators with the training, experience and support they need to incorporate effective teaching strategies.
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closed 9/13/2010 via PR Newswire

Scholastic Inc., acquired Math Solutions

synopsis: Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education, and media company, announced that it has acquired Math Solutions, a leading authority on K-12 mathematics instruction, providing teachers with the highest quality professional development services, publications and resources.
buyer: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,642.90)
Scholastic is a global children’s publishing and media company in both education and entertainment. Scholastic’s 78 year reputation for quality, learning and fun is based on a long-term relationship with teachers, parents and children, and its unique ability to understand what kids want and need. "
target: Math Solutions
Founded in 1984 by renowned educator Marilyn Burns, Math Solutions is dedicated to improving the teaching of mathematics by providing professional development and resources of the highest quality to K–8 teachers and administrators.
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closed 9/21/2005 via BusinessWire

McDougal, Littell & Co., purchased programs for grades 7-12 from Larson Learning, Inc.

synopsis: McDougal Littell, Houghton Mifflin's secondary educational publishing division, acquired programs for grades 7-12 from Larson Learning.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: McDougal, Littell & Co.
McDougal Littell, a division of Houghton Mifflin Company, is among the fastest growing publishers in the United States, recognized for its innovation, dedication, and responsiveness to the needs of educators. They publish print and technology materials for various subjects for grades 6 through 12. "
seller: Larson Learning, Inc.
Textbooks, learning software, and online interactive multimedia programs for K-12.
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closed 9/21/2005 via BusinessWire

Great Source Education Group, Inc., purchased K-6 programs from Larson Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Great Source Education Group, Houghton Mifflin's supplemental educational publishing division, acquired several K-6 programs from Larson Learning.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Great Source Education Group, Inc.
Great Source Education Group publishes affordable, curriculum-based resources for students and teachers in grades pre-K through 12, as well as for parents. Great Source also publishes programs designed to meet specific initiatives such as summer school, afterschool, intervention, test prep, and ESL."
seller: Larson Learning, Inc.
Textbooks, learning software, and online interactive multimedia programs for K-12.
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closed 10/14/2021 via BusinessWire

STEMscopes, acquired Study Edge

synopsis: STEMscopes has acquired Study Edge, a leading provider of technology-rich math curriculum and tutoring. The addition of Study Edge’s innovative solutions will allow STEMscopes to expand its learner-focused technology capabilities in STEMscopes Math while also adding to its digital core and supplemental offerings.
buyer parent: Carlyle Group
buyer: STEMscopes
STEMscopes is a comprehensive suite of results-oriented STEM curriculum and professional development solutions used by 6 million students and 600,000 teachers across all 50 states. "
target: Study Edge
Study Edge is a national leader in digital content delivery, providing innovative online educational resources to over 1 million students and educators across the country. Study Edge operates four core products: Math Nation, Lecture PAL + Edge Prep, Tutor Matching Service, and Go Board.
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closed 8/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sphero, acquired littleBits

synopsis: Sphero, an industry-leading robotics toy company, is acquiring littleBits, the New York-based education startup that invented the electronic building block. The company’s magnetic “Bits” snap together to turn ideas into inventions and its online learning community, DIY, teaches kids to turn passions into creative skills.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: littleBits
littleBits is the New York-based education startup that invented the electronic building block. The company’s magnetic “Bits” snap together to turn ideas into inventions and its online learning community, DIY, teaches kids to turn passions into creative skills.
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closed 8/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

littleBits, acquired DIY Co

synopsis: LittleBits, a New York-based company that offers educational “maker” kits aimed at helping kids build and tinker with technology, has acquired DIY.org. Founded in 2014, DIY.org offers an online community where kids can find and showcase do-it-yourself projects, and earn digital badges along the way.
buyer: littleBits
littleBits makes technology kits that are fun, easy-to-use, and infinitely creative. The kits are composed of electronic building blocks that are color-coded, magnetic, and make complex technology simple and fun. "
target: DIY Co
Founded in 2014, DIY.org offers an online community where kids can find and showcase do-it-yourself projects, and earn digital badges along the way. The company also operates JAM.com, a subscription service for an online library of maker projects and STEAM video content.
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closed 8/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sphero, acquired littleBits

synopsis: Sphero, an industry-leading robotics toy company, is acquiring littleBits, the New York-based education startup that invented the electronic building block. The company’s magnetic “Bits” snap together to turn ideas into inventions and its online learning community, DIY, teaches kids to turn passions into creative skills.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: littleBits
littleBits is the New York-based education startup that invented the electronic building block. The company’s magnetic “Bits” snap together to turn ideas into inventions and its online learning community, DIY, teaches kids to turn passions into creative skills.
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closed 6/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Sphero, acquired Specdrums

synopsis: Sphero, the leader in bringing together play and STEAM learning, announced its acquisition of Specdrums, a Boulder-based music tech startup. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: Specdrums
Specdrums is a Boulder-based music tech startup founded in 2016. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
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closed 8/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sphero, acquired littleBits

synopsis: Sphero, an industry-leading robotics toy company, is acquiring littleBits, the New York-based education startup that invented the electronic building block. The company’s magnetic “Bits” snap together to turn ideas into inventions and its online learning community, DIY, teaches kids to turn passions into creative skills.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: littleBits
littleBits is the New York-based education startup that invented the electronic building block. The company’s magnetic “Bits” snap together to turn ideas into inventions and its online learning community, DIY, teaches kids to turn passions into creative skills.
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closed 1/7/2022 via Company Press Release

Cambridge Hacklab Academy Ltd, acquired Binarybots Ltd

synopsis: Cambridge HackLab Academy successfully completes the acquisition of BinaryBots and plan to provide an innovative, sustainable, and integrated STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education to the next generation. BinaryBots is a UK brand for educational robotic kit and smart toy.
buyer: Cambridge Hacklab Academy Ltd
Cambridge HackLab Academy (HackLab) is a SEIS qualified, STEAM product development company and aims to bring emerging technologies closer to children and young people, and to become a leading provider of educational products and services in the STEAM market. "
target: Binarybots Ltd
BinaryBots is a UK brand for educational robotic kit and smart toy. BinaryBots products were sold to schools and the retail market, over 35,000 units were shipped globally within 18 months.
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closed 2/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next Education India Private Limited, acquired InOpen Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Education technology startup InOpen Technologies has been acquired by Hyderabad-based Next Education. InOpen serves the K-12 market with its flagship product, Computer Masti and newly introduced Science curriculum, Small Science.
buyer: Next Education India Private Limited
Next Education is working on technology-based K-12 solutions, which are used by over 150,000 teachers and more than 7 million students across over 7,000 schools in India. Founded in 2007, Next Education’s educational solutions and services have been well-received nationally and globally. "
target: InOpen Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
InOpen is a IIT Bombay based educational start up with a focus on developing high quality academic content through intense research. It offer products and services to government and private schools. InOpen is currently serving 600,000 students directly through its products.
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closed 9/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Carnegie Learning, Inc., acquired Globaloria

synopsis: Carnegie Learning, Inc., a research-proven leader of mathematics technology, curriculum, and services, has announced that it has acquired Globaloria, a nationally recognized provider of computer science courses and pathways that engage students in learning computer science, applied software engineering, and coding.
buyer: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning is a transformational mathematics education company focused on delivering better mathematics learning to all teachers and students. Through research-proven software, textbooks, and professional learning and data analysis services, Carnegie Learning is helping students to succeed. "
target: Globaloria
Globaloria is a leading national provider of computer science education. Its blended-learning platform, course catalog for students, and comprehensive teacher-training courses enable PreK-12 students to become socially-minded, innovative change-makers through computer science learning programs.
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closed 5/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

Infinity Learn, acquired WizKlub

synopsis: Infinity Learn, a leading digital learning company in India, has acquired a 75% stake in Wizklub, a next gen edtech company in India. Wizklub offers research-based education programs designed to help kids aged 6-14 years develop future skills. They offer programs and courses for comprehension, critical thinking, coding, STEM, and chess.
buyer: Infinity Learn
Based in India, Infinity Learn transforms the learning experience for both teachers and students. Its products include Online Live Classes, SelfLearn recorded modules, Online mock tests, and a 24x7 doubt clearance app. Infinity Learn is a protege of Sri Chaitanya in the Edtech space. "
target: WizKlub
Wizklub is a next gen edtech company in India. Wizklub offers research-based education programs designed to help kids aged 6-14 years develop future skills. They offer programs and courses for comprehension, critical thinking, coding, STEM, and chess.
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closed 2/2/2009 via Company Press Release

Inclusive Technology Ltd., purchased Don Johnston Special Needs Ltd. from Don Johnston, Inc.

synopsis: Inclusive Technology Ltd has purchased the trade, goodwill, operations, stock and debtors of UK company Don Johnston Special Needs Ltd, for an undisclosed sum. Don Johnston started the UK company 12 years ago to distribute products developed by the U.S. based Don Johnston, Inc.
buyer: Inclusive Technology Ltd.
Inclusive Technology provides the very best special educational needs software, switches and computer access devices, simple communication aids and assistive technology for learners with a physical disability, sensory impairment or learning difficulty. "
seller: Don Johnston, Inc.
Don Johnston, Inc., is the leading assistive technology company in the United States.
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closed 12/30/2021 via PR Newswire

Texthelp Systems Ltd., acquired Don Johnston, Inc.

synopsis: Texthelp, a global leader in literacy and accessibility technology, will acquire the Education Technology Division of Don Johnston Inc. The Education Technology Division specializes in assistive technology to help students overcome the barriers of dyslexia. Don Johnston Inc.'s curriculum division will form a new company, named Building Wings™.
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: Don Johnston, Inc.
The Education Technology Division of Don Johnston Inc. specializes in assistive technology to help students overcome the barriers of dyslexia and harness their unique strengths.
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closed 2/15/2006 via BusinessWire

Cambium Learning, acquired IntelliTools, Inc.

synopsis: Cambium Learning, Inc. announced the acquisition of IntelliTools, Inc., an industry-leading technology provider for preK-8 students requiring differentiated instruction and alternative means of accessing the curriculum. Based in Petaluma, Calif., IntelliTools employs 35 people. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Whitney & Co. LLC
buyer: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials. "
target: IntelliTools, Inc.
IntelliTools, Inc., a pioneer in learning solutions for preK-8 classrooms, has been producing software and adaptive hardware products for more than 25 years, earning 15 Technology & Learning Awards of Excellence, the EdNet Hero Award, and numerous other awards along the way.
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closed 1/28/2021 via PR Newswire

Verge Learning Inc., acquired XceptionalED

synopsis: Verge Learning Inc., a marketplace of special education tools and resources worldwide, has acquired XceptionalED, a professional development platform of online courses and conferences supporting disability-focused professionals, educators, advocates, and parents. XceptionalED will be integrated into Verge Learning's teletherapy platform.
buyer: Verge Learning Inc.
Verge Learning is a comprehensive marketplace of special education-focused technology and resources, including teletherapy, professional development, and student content management for therapists, clinics, and school districts. "
target: XceptionalED
XceptionalED is a professional development platform of online courses, conferences, and podcasts supporting disability-focused professionals, educators, advocates, and parents. XceptionalED offers high-quality, impactful, cost-effective online courses built on evidence-based foundations.
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closed 4/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Boxlight, acquired Robo

synopsis: Boxlight Corporation, a provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, has acquired Robo 3D, a leading 3D printer brand, and MyStemKits, the largest online collection of K-12 STEM curriculum for 3D printing. The acquisition supports Boxlight's expansion of solutions for K-12 classrooms and its focus on STEM education.
buyer: Boxlight (BOXL:$39.70)
Boxlight is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global education market. The company develops, sells, and services its integrated, interactive solution suite of software, classroom technologies, professional development, and support services. "
target: Robo (ASX:RBO:$4.43)
Robo is a leading brand of 3D printers, empowering 3D creation with its growing line of products in hardware, materials, and content. MyStemKits develops K-12 curriculum for standards-driven instruction and 3D-printable manipulatives to create an end-to-end STEM solution.
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closed 4/13/2016 via Market Wire

Polar 3D, acquired STEAMtrax LLC

synopsis: Polar 3D announced that it has completed the acquisition of STEAMtrax from 3D Systems. STEAMtrax is an innovative STEAM-based curriculum that integrates engineering, CAD modeling and 3D printing technology with core academic knowledge in areas of science, math, language arts, social studies, and art.
buyer: Polar 3D
Polar 3D is a 3D printing technology and manufacturing company that provides collaborative Cloud-based software solutions for 3D printing in the education market and a portfolio of patents including the Polar 3D desktop. "
target parent: 3D Systems Corporation
target: STEAMtrax LLC
STEAMtrax is an innovative new curriculum that integrates engineering and 3D printing technology with core academic knowledge in science, math, language arts, social studies, and art.
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closed 12/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Voyager Learning Company merged with Cambium Learning,

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., announced it has completed the merger of Cambium Learning, Inc., a company serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, and Voyager Learning Company, a provider of educational solutions.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials. "
target: Voyager Learning Company
Voyager Learning Company is a leading provider of K-12 curriculum products, in-school core reading programs, reading and math intervention programs, and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$102
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2014 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired Autism Training Solutions

synopsis: Relias Learning, the leader in online training for human services organizations, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Autism Training Solutions (ATS). The acquisition adds more than 2,000 Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) training video clips and over 60 hours of expert instruction to Relias Learning’s comprehensive training library.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning is the leader in online training for the senior care, behavioral health, community health, correctional, and developmental disabilities markets. Relias offers user-friendly online training solutions that improve compliance and eliminate record keeping headaches. "
target: Autism Training Solutions
Autism Training Solutions (ATS) is the online education company dedicated to training professionals and paraprofessionals within the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders and related behavioral disabilities.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Coded Minds, acquired EdgeMakers

synopsis: Dubai-based education company, Coded Minds, acquired EdgeMakers STEM Learning Lab, a global education company. Headquartered in the US and Canada, EdgeMakers offers STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics), and leadership education to children across the Americas.
buyer: Coded Minds
Coded Minds is a global iSTEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics) & leadership education technology company. They offer reverse engineered courses with a practical, hands-on problem solving and project-based curriculum. "
target: EdgeMakers
EdgeMakers provides educators with the tools to teach innovative thinking. EdgeMakers offers STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), STEAM (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics), and leadership education to children across the Americas.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

STEM Learning Lab merged with EdgeMakers,

synopsis: EdgeMakers announced that they have merged with Canada's STEM Learning Lab. By offering learning camps, STEM Learning Lab helps student explore, create, and play in order to learn about the world around them. EdgeMakers provides the curriculum and professional development that empower K-12 educators to deliver disciplines of the 21st century.
buyer: EdgeMakers
EdgeMakers provides the curriculum and professional development that empower K-12 educators to deliver disciplines of the 21st century. Through their STEM 2.0 program, learners can develop technical proficiencies, soft skills and an innovative thinking mindset to prepare them for the future. "
target: STEM Learning Lab
Canada's STEM Learning Lab promotes education in STEM. By offering learning camps, they help student explore, create, and play in order to learn about the world around them. They believe that learning is most effective when combined with fun, challenge-based, hands-on learning experiences.
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closed 12/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired Accelerate learning

synopsis: The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, has acquired a majority stake in Accelerate Learning, a global provider of PreK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education products and services. Accelerate Learning's STEMscopes product is a digital science solution for PreK through 12th grade students.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$5,531.80)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $210 billion of assets under management across 335 investment vehicles. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. "
target: Accelerate learning
Accelerate Learning is a global provider of PreK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education products and services. Their STEMscopes product is a digital science solution for PreK through 12th grade students offering three core curriculum programs.
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closed 6/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Robo, acquired MyStemKits

synopsis: Robo, a company focused on 3D printing, has acquired the leading USA education software and content business, MyStemKits. MyStemKits is the owner of the world’s largest online library of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math curriculums with 3D printable kits for K-12 schools.
buyer: Robo (ASX:RBO:$4.43)
Robo is a company focused on the design and distribution of 3D printers and associated products for the desktop segment of the 3D printing industry. They plan to make next generation 3D technologies that inspire passion and empower people to achieve educational, professional, and personal goals. "
target: MyStemKits
MyStemKits (MSK) is a leading USA “EdTech” business that develops and markets the world’s largest library of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (“STEM”) curriculums incorporating 3D printed project kits for K-12 schools, all aligned to USA national science and mathematics standards.
price ($mm)
$1.89
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
2.4x
closed 3/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jeff Golner, acquired STEM Sports, LLC

synopsis: Jeff Golner, the owner of Agency G, has acquired one of his clients, STEM Sports, which creates and provides turnkey K-8 educational curriculum that combines science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, disciplines with a variety of sports. The program drives STEM-based learning in classrooms, after-school programs and camps.
buyer: Jeff Golner
Jeff Golner is the owner of Agency G, a full service marketing firm based in Phoenix, Arizona. Jeff Golner is an Arizona native, having attended Camelback High School in Phoenix and earning a degree in Media Arts from the University of Arizona in May of 1993. "
target: STEM Sports, LLC
STEM Sports develops and provides turnkey curricula for 3rd through 8th grade-aged students using a sport as the strategic vehicle to drive STEM-based learning. Through each STEM Sports curriculum, students and youth develop critical thinking, collaboration and creative problem-solving skills.
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closed 10/25/2007 via PR Newswire

EMC/Paradigm Publishing, acquired Lawrenceville Press Inc.

synopsis: EMC Publishing, LLC, an independent educational publisher, today announced it had acquired Lawrenceville Press, Inc., a Pennington, NJ-based developer and publisher of computer applications and programming textbooks for the U.S. and Canadian school market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: EMC/Paradigm Publishing (:$0.00)
EMC/Paradigm publishes textbook programs for accounting/math, allied health, computer applications, developmental skills, English/communications, keyboarding, machine transcription/shorthand, office systems, psychology/human relations/careers, staff development, and world languages. "
target: Lawrenceville Press Inc.
Lawrenceville Press Inc. publishes educational and teacher-resource materials covering computer applications and programming.
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closed 6/13/2006 via BusinessWire

VCampus Corporation, acquired Prosoft Learning Corporation

synopsis: VCampus Corporation announced that it has closed on its acquisition of Prosoft Learning Corporation. The acquisition will enable VCampus to add the market-leading CIW certification to its Select Partner(R) Program, as well as offer the CTP credential, which Prosoft manages for the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA).
buyer: VCampus Corporation (VCMP:$7.45)
VCampus develops training programs and educational courseware for business, government, and academic customers. Using its e-Learning system, VCampus offers training from a catalog of more than 5,000 online courses ranging in subject matter from accounting to information technology to compliance. "
target: Prosoft Learning Corporation
Prosoft Learning Corporation offers content and certifications to help individuals develop and validate critical information and communications technology (ICT) workforce skills. Prosoft creates and distributes a complete library of classroom and e-learning courses.
price ($mm)
$1.70
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA

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