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announced 11/18/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire Tech Elevator

synopsis: K12 Inc., soon to be Stride, Inc., announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tech Elevator, a proven innovator in supporting individuals and companies seeking to develop in-demand coding skills and talent.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target: Tech Elevator
Tech Elevator is an intensive in-person and virtual live remote education provider helping individuals and companies acquire in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce. They offer a 14-week coding bootcamp and career prep program.
price ($mm)
$24
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$11
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$2
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11.8x
closed 6/9/2021 via BNC Analysis

Masai School, acquired Design Shift Academy

synopsis: Education startup Masai School, which offers online courses in web and mobile app development, has acquired Design Shift Academy, an institute that provides guidance on user interface and user experience design. Both schools are based in India.
buyer: Masai School
Masai School is an education startup which offers online courses in web and mobile app development. They are based in India. "
target: Design Shift Academy
Design Shift Academy is a UI/UX design agency, specializing in User Research, User Experience Design (UX), User Interface Design (UI) and Mobile & Front end development.
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closed 6/2/2021 via BNC Analysis

Eficode Oy, acquired Contribyte Oy

synopsis: Eficode, Europe's leading DevOps company, has announced the acquisition of Contribyte, a leading provider of Agile and product development coaching and training. With the acquisition of Contribyte, Eficode reinforces its ability to help organizations transform to Agile and DevOps practices and implement effective software development tools.
buyer parent: Tech Consulting Group TCG Oy
buyer: Eficode Oy
Eficode is the leading DevOps company in Europe, driving the DevOps and Agile movement and building the future of software development across seven countries. Eficode guides customers with DevOps and Agile skills and practices, and enables them to focus on their growth and customers. "
target: Contribyte Oy
Contribyte helps organizations answer key product business questions based on knowledge and best practices. Contribyte trains product development people, designs successful organizations, and helps them gain more value from their tools.
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$5
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closed 6/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired CodeChef

synopsis: Unacademy has announced the acquisition of CodeChef, an online platform for algorithm and coding. CodeChef is a not-for-profit educational initiative and a global programming community that fosters learning and friendly competition, built on top of the world’s largest competitive programming platform.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target parent: Directi Group
target: CodeChef
CodeChef is a not-for-profit educational initiative. It is a global programming community that fosters learning and friendly competition, built on top of the world’s largest competitive programming platform.
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closed 6/5/2020 via Company Press Release

projekt202, LP, acquired Big Nerd Ranch, LLC

synopsis: projekt202, the leading provider of experience-driven strategy, design and development, announced its expansion into the Southeastern United States with the successful acquisition of Big Nerd Ranch, a premier digital product development and training firm headquartered in Atlanta.
buyer parent: Amdocs Ltd.
buyer: projekt202, LP
projekt202 is an Addison, Texas-based company that focuses on the design of mobile, web and workplace software. projekt202 services include Experience Strategy & Insight, User Experience, Software Development, Marketing & Analytics, and Program Management practices. "
target: Big Nerd Ranch, LLC
Established in 2001, Big Nerd Ranch specializes in client app development and expert instruction from the brightest developers and designers in the industry.
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closed 8/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Project Management Institute, acquired Disciplined Agile Inc.

synopsis: Project Management Institute (PMI has acquired Canada-based Disciplined Agile (DA). The DA toolkit is the world’s only comprehensive agile body of knowledge that provides straightforward and practical guidance to help individuals, teams, and enterprises choose their “way of working” in a context-specific way.
buyer: Project Management Institute
Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading association for those who consider project, program, or portfolio management their profession. PMI delivers value for professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education, and research. "
target: Disciplined Agile Inc.
The Canada-based Disciplined Agile toolkit is the industry-leading approach to help individuals and teams make informed choices, improve their way of working, and help organizations streamline agile and leans strategies to make better decisions.
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closed 6/25/2019 via BusinessWire

SmartBear, Inc., acquired Cucumber Ltd

synopsis: SmartBear, the innovator behind the industry’s highest impact tools to build, test, and monitor great software, announced the acquisition of Cucumber Ltd., the most widely adopted leader in the Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) community and provider of open source test automation framework, “Cucumber.”
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: SmartBear, Inc.
SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible. Their tools assist with API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications. "
target: Cucumber Ltd
Cucumber Ltd. is the most widely adopted leader in the Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) community and provider of open source test automation framework, “Cucumber.” They are based in the UK. Cucumber Limited also offers on-site and online training in BDD and Cucumber.
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announced 3/13/2019 via PR Newswire

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

synopsis: Fullstack Academy, one of the longest-running and most successful technology bootcamps in the nation, has announced Bridgepoint Education, Inc., a provider of postsecondary education services, will acquire the school to accelerate access to technology education that will power the future.
buyer: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Bridgepoint Education (BPI) is a higher education company built upon innovation and a passion for learning. BPI is the parent company of and provides shared services for Ashford University and University of the Rockies. "
target: FullStack Academy, Inc.
Fullstack Academy is one of the longest-running and most successful technology bootcamps in the nation. It is the world's top ranked immersive software engineering school and is based in NYC and Chicago.
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$34
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closed 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Gebeya Inc., acquired CODERS4AFRICA Inc.

synopsis: Gebeya, a software developer marketplace, announced its acquisition of CODERS4AFRICA (C4A), a network of software and app developers. C4A is a full-service software and consulting company specializing in software development for both web and mobile platforms.
buyer: Gebeya Inc.
The word Gebeya means “marketplace” in the national Ethiopian language, Amharic. Aligned with its namesake, Gebeya creates a new type of employee market, linking highly trained tech professionals with the companies and startups who seek them. "
target: CODERS4AFRICA Inc.
CODERS4AFRICA Inc. (C4A) is a full-service software and consulting company specializing in software development for both web and mobile platforms. C4A provides developers a lending hand in becoming the brainpower for the future IT global-outsourcing, software development and training.
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closed 9/13/2017 via PR Web

cPrime Inc., acquired DevJam

synopsis: cPrime, the largest Agile, Atlassian and DevOps consulting company in the United States, announced that it has acquired DevJam, a leading Devops and Agile consulting firm, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since 2007, DevJam has been the premier thought leader in the Midwest for product development, continuous delivery, and Agile optimization.
buyer parent: Alten SA
buyer: cPrime Inc.
cPrime, an ALTEN Company, is a full service consultancy that helps companies deliver the extra-ordinary through consulting, managed services and custom solutions for thousands of software teams. cPrime is an Atlassian Verified Vendor and Atlassian Platinum Solution Partner. "
target: DevJam
DevJam is a leading Devops and Agile consulting firm, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since 2007, DevJam has been the premier thought leader in the Midwest for product development, continuous delivery, and Agile optimization
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closed 10/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Global Knowledge, Inc., acquired DevelopMentor

synopsis: Global Knowledge, the world's leading learning services and professional development solutions provider, has further invested in supporting its customers with the acquisition of DevelopMentor. DevelopMentor has long provided learning solutions for professionals involved in the software projects life cycle.
buyer parent: Rhone Group
buyer: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the world’s leading learning services and professional development solutions provider. They deliver learning solutions to support customers as they adapt to key business transformations and technological advancements that drive the way that organizations differentiate themselves."
target: DevelopMentor
DevelopMentor provides solutions for all professionals involved in the life cycle of software projects including experienced developers and IT management professionals. They deliver in-depth curriculum available at their facilities and at their popular "Guerrilla" immersion events.
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closed 1/26/2015 via BusinessWire

Pluralsight, acquired Code School

synopsis: Pluralsight, a global leader in online training for technology professionals, announced the acquisition of Code School, an online learn-to-code destination. Founded in 2011, Code School is an online learning destination for existing and aspiring developers that teaches through entertaining content.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$375.69)
Pluralsight is the leader in online learning for professional software developers, IT specialists and creative technologists. As the world’s largest curated professional development platform for professionals, the company offers instant access to more than 3,700 courses authored by top experts. "
target: Code School
Code School is an online learning destination with nearly 40 courses covering JavaScript, HTML/CSS, Ruby and iOS. Code School pairs experienced instructors with meticulously produced, high-quality content that’s been inspired by its community and network of partners.
price ($mm)
$36
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closed 2/1/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Learning DevCamp merged with Bottega,

synopsis: Bottega and DevCamp, two cutting edge web development schools, merged and opened a flagship campus in Lehi, Utah. This partnership provides a powerhouse resource to the developer community and an advanced education space. Learning DevCamp is an event dedicated to teaching, discussing and collaborating about how to create learning solutions.
buyer: Bottega
The Bottega full-time bootcamp is a 12-week course of intensive training and an engaging option for anyone looking to get into the world of development quickly. Bottega also provides a part-time curriculum for students looking for a more laid-back option to study at their own pace. "
target: Learning DevCamp
Learning DevCamp is an event dedicated to teaching, discussing and collaborating about how to create learning solutions from content to tools to platforms. They understand that today’s design and development revolves around instructor-led, online delivery, mobile and performance support tools.
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closed 10/14/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Pluralsight, acquired DevelopIntelligence

synopsis: Pluralsight, Inc., the technology workforce development company, has acquired DevelopIntelligence, a Louisville, Colorado based provider of strategic skills consulting and virtual instructor-led training for IT, software development, and engineering teams at many of the world’s most influential enterprise companies.
buyer: Pluralsight (NasdaqGS:PS:$375.69)
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes, and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. "
target: DevelopIntelligence
DevelopIntelligence designs, delivers, and manages world-class technical learning programs for software development and engineering organizations looking to attract, retain, and grow top technical talent.
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closed 7/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Security Innovation, Inc., acquired Safelight Security

synopsis: Security Innovation, an authority in software security assessment and training, announced the acquisition of Safelight, a firm that specializes in information security and developer training. Safelight helps organizations build comprehensive education programs that measurably shift the way employees think about protecting sensitive data.
buyer: Security Innovation, Inc.
Security Innovation is an authority in software security assessment and training. An application security pioneer since 2002, Security Innovation is dedicated to making software more resilient within the world’s most challenging environments; whether on the web, in devices or in the cloud. "
target: Safelight Security
Leveraging deep expertise and innovative approaches to security education, Safelight helps organizations build comprehensive education programs that measurably shift the way employees think about protecting sensitive data.
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closed 9/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Amadeus FiRe AG, acquired Gesellschaft für Network Training

synopsis: Amadeus FiRe, a Frankfurt, Germany-based staffing provider, has acquired Gesellschaft für Network Training (GFN), a German provider of IT training services. GFN offers IT training, certification, retraining, and further education services to corporate customers and job seekers. The company operates 32 training centers across Germany.
buyer: Amadeus FiRe AG (XTRA:AAD:$307.61)
Amadeus FiRe is a specialised personnel service provider in Germany. Amadeus FiRe offers specialist temporary staffing, permanent placement and interim management services. They provide professionals and executives in the fields of accounting, office, banking and IT. "
target: Gesellschaft für Network Training
Gesellschaft für Network Training (GFN) is a German provider of IT training services. GFN offers IT training, certification, retraining, and further education services to corporate customers and job seekers. The company operates 32 training centers across Germany.
price ($mm)
$7.14
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closed 3/18/2020 via PR Newswire

Learnit, acquired AcademyX, Inc.

synopsis: Learnit, a leader in instructor-led workshops and corporate training, has acquired AcademyX, a provider of computer training services. AcademyX provides instructor-led computer training at its branches across California and online. They offer classes and workshops for MS Office, Adobe, web technologies, programming languages, and servers.
buyer: Learnit
Learnit is a leader in instructor-led workshops and corporate training. Learnit provides live, hands-on, instructor led training for Microsoft Office, design, web design & desktop applications, IT & technical development, project management, and business & leadership. "
target: AcademyX, Inc.
AcademyX is a provider of computer training services. AcademyX provides instructor-led computer training at its branches across California and online. They offer classes and workshops for MS Office, Adobe web and graphic design apps, web technologies, programming languages, and servers.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Jaz’d Advisors, acquired Wellesley Information Services

synopsis: Wellesley Information Services (WIS), a leading marketing services and events company focused on enterprise software technologies, including the largest independent site of global SAP users, announced that JAZ’D! Advisors Investment Corporation has acquired 100% of the company.
buyer: Jaz’d Advisors
JAZ’D! is a strategic investment and operating company with significant funding from a portfolio of leading technology and investor industry veteran members. JAZ’D! acquires leading companies focused on the technology user community, research, content, and digital marketing services spaces. "
target parent: UCG
target: Wellesley Information Services
Wellesley Information Services has a 20-year history of delivering top-quality content that helps individuals and teams strengthen their skills and make the right decisions for their organizations. WIS specializes in SAP users and SAP solutions serving a global audience.
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closed 8/14/2013 via Company Press Release

Twitter, Inc., acquired Marakana

synopsis: Twitter announced its latest acquisition, along with a move into offering richer resources to attract better engineering talent to the company. It has bought Marakana, an open-source technical training company. They publish learning resources, share knowledge from industry leaders, provide a place to share useful tidbits and support the community.
buyer: Twitter, Inc. (TWTR:$3,716.35)
Twitter is a real-time information network that connects people to the latest stories, ideas, opinions and news about what they find interesting. Simply find the accounts most compelling and follow the conversations. "
target: Marakana
Marakana organizes software training courses (both public and private). They publish learning resources, share knowledge from industry leaders, provide a place to share useful tidbits and support the community. Their focus is open source software.
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announced 4/8/2019 via PR Newswire

2U, Inc., will acquire Trilogy Education Services

synopsis: 2U, Inc., a leader in education technology, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Trilogy Education, a workforce accelerator that prepares adult learners for high-growth careers in the digital economy.
buyer: 2U, Inc. (TWOU:$831.53)
2U partners with great colleges and universities to build the world's best digital education. Their platform provides a comprehensive fusion of technology, services and data architecture to transform high-quality and rigorous campus-based universities into the best digital versions of themselves. "
target: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity.
price ($mm)
$750
rev ($mm)
$97
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EV / rev
7.7x
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announced 11/18/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire Tech Elevator

synopsis: K12 Inc., soon to be Stride, Inc., announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tech Elevator, a proven innovator in supporting individuals and companies seeking to develop in-demand coding skills and talent.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target: Tech Elevator
Tech Elevator is an intensive in-person and virtual live remote education provider helping individuals and companies acquire in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce. They offer a 14-week coding bootcamp and career prep program.
price ($mm)
$24
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$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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2.1x
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11.8x
announced 11/18/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire MedCerts LLC

synopsis: K12 Inc., soon to be Stride, Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MedCerts, a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target: MedCerts LLC
MedCerts is a national online training provider strengthening the workforce through innovative eLearning solutions. They are focused on certifications in high-demand areas of Allied Healthcare and IT.
price ($mm)
$70
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
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3.7x
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17.5x
announced 11/18/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire Tech Elevator

synopsis: K12 Inc., soon to be Stride, Inc., announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Tech Elevator, a proven innovator in supporting individuals and companies seeking to develop in-demand coding skills and talent.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target: Tech Elevator
Tech Elevator is an intensive in-person and virtual live remote education provider helping individuals and companies acquire in-demand technology skills for the modern workforce. They offer a 14-week coding bootcamp and career prep program.
price ($mm)
$24
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$11
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$2
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11.8x
announced 1/27/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire Galvanize, Inc.

synopsis: K12 Inc., one of the nation’s preeminent tech-enabled education companies, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Galvanize Inc., a leader in developing talent and capabilities for individuals and corporations in technical fields such as software engineering and data science.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
target: Galvanize, Inc.
Galvanize is a learning community for technology with eight physical campuses across the U.S. where innovative startups, aspiring students, and large enterprises benefit from a dynamic, unique technology ecosystem. Galvanize is an industry leader in technology education.
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closed 10/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Fuel Education, acquired Big Universe

synopsis: Fuel Education® (FuelEd®) announced that it has expanded its suite of digital learning solutions for schools and districts with the addition of Big Universe®, a literacy solutions provider of more than 11,000 leveled eBooks for students in grades K–12.
buyer parent: K12, Inc.
buyer: Fuel Education
Fuel Education partners with school districts to fuel personalized learning and transform the education experience inside and outside the classroom. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K-12 that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs. "
target: Big Universe
Founded in 2007, Big Universe offers a library of 11,000 digital books from 40 publishers that can be read at different levels, along with related assessment and reporting features. It claims to be used by more than 700,000 students across over 900 schools.
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closed 5/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

K12, Inc., acquired LTS Education Systems

synopsis: LTS Education Systems, a company that has spent more than 10 years developing and delivering the most effective and engaging online educational programs on the market, has been acquired by K12, Inc., America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
target: LTS Education Systems
LTS Education Systems has spent more than 10 years developing and delivering the most effective and engaging online educational programs on the market. LTS believes that educational solutions for today's youth must include tools and resources designed to differentiate learning for diverse learners.
price ($mm)
$20
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$8
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closed 6/13/2014 via PR Newswire

Pansophic Learning, purchased Select Businesses from K12, Inc.

synopsis: Pansophic Learning has acquired from K12 Inc. several assets including an international brick and mortar private school, a higher education platform business and the K12 business in the Middle East. Additionally, Pansophic Learning acquired licenses to curriculum and technology.
buyer parent: Safanad Limited
buyer: Pansophic Learning
Pansophic Learning is an education company that strives to provide students and educators exceptional learning solutions that enable them to maximize their success academically and in life, regardless of geographic, financial, or demographic circumstance. "
seller: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
The assets acquired from K12 post-secondary business; K12's interest in an existing Middle East joint venture currently operating with a Safanad Limited affiliate; and a private international brick and mortar school.
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closed 7/1/2011 via Capital IQ

K12, Inc., purchased K-12 Assets from Kaplan Virtual Education

synopsis: K12 Inc. has purchased the credit-bearing K-12 assets of Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE). In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
seller parent: The Washington Post Company
seller: Kaplan Virtual Education
Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE) is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
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announced 11/2/2010 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire The American Education Corporation

synopsis: K12 Inc., a provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in kindergarten through high school, announced the definitive agreement, under which K12 will acquire American Education Corporation, a leading provider of research-based core curriculum instructional software for kindergarten through adult learners.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. K12 has provided over 1.5 million courses to more than 200,000 students worldwide. "
target: The American Education Corporation
American Education Corporation is a provider of research-based core curriculum instructional software for kindergarten through adult learners. Their courseware is currently in use in public and private K–12 schools, colleges, military education programs, and after-school learning centers.
price ($mm)
$28
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$18
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$4
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closed 7/26/2010 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., acquired KC Distance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: K12 Inc., one of the nation’s largest providers of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in kindergarten through high school, announced the acquisition of KC Distance Learning, Inc. (KCDL), a provider of distance learning programs for middle and high school students.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
target: KC Distance Learning, Inc.
KC Distance Learning (KCDL) is a leading provider of distance learning programs for middle school and high school students including core, Foreign Language, Honors, and AP courses. KCDL provides online accredited online education directly to families through The Keystone School.
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$37
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$3
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closed 6/13/2014 via PR Newswire

Pansophic Learning, purchased Select Businesses from K12, Inc.

synopsis: Pansophic Learning has acquired from K12 Inc. several assets including an international brick and mortar private school, a higher education platform business and the K12 business in the Middle East. Additionally, Pansophic Learning acquired licenses to curriculum and technology.
buyer parent: Safanad Limited
buyer: Pansophic Learning
Pansophic Learning is an education company that strives to provide students and educators exceptional learning solutions that enable them to maximize their success academically and in life, regardless of geographic, financial, or demographic circumstance. "
seller: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
The assets acquired from K12 post-secondary business; K12's interest in an existing Middle East joint venture currently operating with a Safanad Limited affiliate; and a private international brick and mortar school.
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$21
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closed 11/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Intel Corporation, acquired Kno Inc

synopsis: Intel Corporation unveiled that an education- software setup called Kno, is acquired by the company that specializes in interactive textbooks for mobile devices. They have partnered with over 80 leading publishers to offer more than 200,000 interactive titles that make learning more engaging, efficient, and social for students.
buyer: Intel Corporation (INTC:$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 7/12/2011 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired E2020, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC announced it has acquired e2020, Inc. (Education2020), a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Founded in 1998, e2020 is a pioneer in the e-learning industry, which has grown to serve more than 4 million K-12 students in 2010, up from 45,000 in 2000.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. Weld North seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: E2020, Inc.
e2020, Inc. is a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Its courses are provided through a SaaS model. Its courseware features video-based instruction using highly qualified teachers aligned to standards and administrative tools to ensure high completion rates.
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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 9/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Arco Platform Limited, acquired Studos Software Ltda.

synopsis: Sao Paulo-based Arco has acquired Studos Software Ltda., a Brazilian technology provider for personalized student assessment, data-based academic performance diagnostics, and AI-powered adaptive learning and test prep. The acquisition is part of Arco's strategy to acquire technology companies that increase the value of its learning systems.
buyer: Arco Platform Limited (ARCE:$168.64)
Brazil-based Arco aims to transform the way students learn. The company's data-driven learning, interactive content, and scalable curriculum allows students to personalize their learning experience with high-quality solutions while enabling schools to provide a broader approach to education. "
target: Studos Software Ltda.
Studios is a Brazilian technology provider for personalized student assessment, data-based academic performance diagnostics, and AI-powered adaptive learning and test prep. Studios supplies K-12 schools with content and tools that enable teachers to create and grade online and offline assessments.
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closed 7/27/2020 via BusinessWire

Edgenuity, Inc., acquired Purpose Prep

synopsis: Weld North Education announced it has acquired Purpose Prep, a leading technology-based online course provider focused on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). Purpose Prep will become part of Edgenuity, a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Edgenuity, Inc.
Edgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum and instructional services for the K-12 market. Nationwide, Edgenuity is in use by more than 20,000 schools, including 20 of the 25 largest school districts, to meet academic goals and improve student outcomes. "
target: Purpose Prep
Purpose Prep is a leading technology-based online course provider focused on Social and Emotional Learning. The Purpose Prep curriculum focuses on personal, character, and leadership development as well as the development of healthy social and emotional skills and readiness for life beyond school.
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announced 9/28/2011 via Company Press Release

E2020, Inc., will acquire Giant Campus

synopsis: E2020, Inc., a provider of online curriculum, and Giant Campus Inc., which offers elective courses, will combine to deliver a selection of online courses available for middle and high schools. The acquisition of the assets of Giant Campus by e2020’s parent company, Weld North Education, includes semester-long elective courses and virtual schools.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: E2020, Inc.
e2020, Inc. is a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Its courses are provided through a SaaS model. Its courseware features video-based instruction using highly qualified teachers aligned to standards and administrative tools to ensure high completion rates. "
target: Giant Campus
Established in 1997, Giant Campus Inc. is the nation's leading provider of online curriculum for technology, digital arts, business, and engineering for secondary schools. In 2010 Giant Campus opened two accredited online high schools: Giant Campus Academy and Giant Campus of Washington.
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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 2/1/2005 via PR Newswire

ProQuest Company, acquired Voyager Expanded Learning

synopsis: ProQuest Company, a leading electronic publisher for the education and automotive markets, has completed the acquisition of privately held Voyager Expanded Learning. ProQuest acquired Voyager for $340 million in cash and approximately $21 million of ProQuest Company stock.
buyer: ProQuest Company (VLCY:$0.00)
Voyager Learning Company is a leading provider of K-12 curriculum products, in-school core reading programs, reading and math intervention programs, and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States. "
target: Voyager Expanded Learning
Voyager Expanded Learning provides research-based reading curriculum and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States. Voyager currently has 180 employees and has a highly profitable, scalable business model with good visibility and strong growth.
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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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announced 7/22/2021 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, will acquire Teaching Strategies, Inc.

synopsis: KKR, a leading global investment firm, announced that KKR has agreed to acquire Teaching Strategies, the leading provider of curriculum, assessment and family engagement tools to the early childhood education (ECE) market, from global growth investor Summit Partners.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR:$20,635.61)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management and capital markets and insurance solutions. KKR sponsors investment funds that invest in private equity, credit and real assets and has strategic partners that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Summit Partners
target: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through third grade.
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closed 5/15/2018 via Company Press Release

Summit Partners, acquired Teaching Strategies, Inc.

synopsis: L Squared Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it has closed on the sale of Teaching Strategies to Summit Partners. Teaching Strategies is the leading provider of early childhood educational resources, including curriculum and web-based assessment products.
buyer: Summit Partners
Summit Partners is a global alternative investment firm investing into growth equity, fixed income and public equity opportunities. Summit invests in growth sectors of the global economy and has invested in more than 460 companies in technology, healthcare, life sciences and other growth industries."
target parent: L Squared Capital Partners
target: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies is the leading provider of early childhood educational resources, including curriculum and web-based assessment products. Teaching Strategies provides an essential product to the early childhood education sector helping millions of young children develop.
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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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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 12/7/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next Education India Private Limited, acquired Xolvr

synopsis: Next Education, a Hyderabad-based learning solutions provider for K-12 students, has acqui-hired Gurugram-based education technology startup Xolvr. Xolvr is an online one-to-one learning platform that connects high school students with undergraduate IIT students, who help them with subjects such as mathematics, physics, computer science and more.
buyer: Next Education India Private Limited
Next Education is a fast-growing, technology-driven company revolutionising the education system in India. Using the latest technology, they create cutting-edge products for the education sector that make learning and teaching easier, more fun, and more effective. "
target: Xolvr
Xolvr is a convenient and affordable community driven 'after school study' platform in India. Students can browse through a free section of content syndication, paid content created by a teacher-generated content library, or choose to book a live session with highly qualified teachers.
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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.
price ($mm)
$7.00*
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$5
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2.2x
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announced 2/26/2016 via Company Press Release

Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc., will acquire Cricket Media

synopsis: Cricket Media Group, an education media company that provides award-winning content on a safe and secure learning network for children, families and teachers across the world, has entered into an agreement where it will be acquired by Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc., a group comprised of certain shareholders of Cricket Media, including ZG Ventures.
buyer: Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc.
Cricket Acquisition Group, Inc. is a newly incorporated entity created for the purpose of acquiring Cricket Media Group. The group is comprised of certain shareholders of Cricket Media, including ZG Ventures, LLC. "
target: Cricket Media (TSXV:CKT:$13.91)
Cricket Media is an award-winning education media company. They offer 11 popular magazines for toddlers to teens. Their innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include the ePals community and virtual classroom for global collaboration as well as In2Books, a Common Core eMentoring program.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3.21 [$29.77]
rev ($mm)
$14
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2.1x
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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 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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