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announced 5/19/2021 via Company Press Release

EMERITUS Institute of Management Pte. Ltd., will acquire iD Tech

synopsis: iD Tech officially joins hands with Emeritus, the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. In 1999, iD Tech pioneered the very first tech camps for kids and teens. They've since grown from 280 to 50,000 students per year.
buyer: EMERITUS Institute of Management Pte. Ltd.
Emeritus is the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. EMERITUS offers online courses in collaboration with top ranked academic institutions including MIT, Columbia, Dartmouth, and more. "
target: iD Tech
In 1999, iD Tech pioneered the very first tech camps for kids and teens. They've since grown from 280 to 50,000 students per year, spreading their Silicon Valley startup culture around the world and online. iD Tech unlocks brilliance at the world’s premier destination for STEM education.
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closed 9/27/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Franchise Group, Inc., acquired Sylvan Learning

synopsis: Franchise Group, Inc., an owner and operator of franchised and franchisable businesses, has acquired Sylvan Learning, a leading tutoring franchisor for Pre-K-12 students and families. Sylvan Learning provides personalized learning for reading, math, writing, STEM, test preparation, study skills, and more.
buyer: Franchise Group, Inc. (FRG:$2,636.11)
Franchise Group is an operator of franchised businesses. Franchise Group helps catapult franchise brands forward by providing financial acumen, operational know-how, and support. Their business lines include Pet Supplies Plus, American Freight, The Vitamin Shoppe, Buddy’s Home Furnishings and more. "
target: Sylvan Learning
Sylvan Learning a leading tutoring franchisor for Pre-K-12 students and families. Sylvan Learning is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. They provide personalized learning for reading, math, writing, STEM, test preparation, study skills, and more.
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closed 8/25/2021 via BNC Analysis

Play Magnus AS, acquired Silver Knights Enrichment

synopsis: Play Magnus Group, a Norwegian chess training platform, has acquired Silver Knights Enrichment, a leading provider of after-school enrichment programs focused on chess. Silver Knights runs in-person programs in 300 schools throughout the mid-Atlantic region of the US, as well as an online chess offering that teaches students across the world.
buyer: Play Magnus AS (OB:PMG-ME:$14.61)
Headquartered in Norway, Play Magnus Group is a global leader in the chess industry focused on providing premier digital experiences for millions of chess players and students. The company offers e-learning and entertainment services via its market-leading brands. "
target: Silver Knights Enrichment
Silver Knights Enrichment is a leading provider of after-school enrichment programs focused on chess. Silver Knights runs in-person programs in 300 schools throughout the mid-Atlantic region of the United States, as well as an online chess offering that teaches students across the world.
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closed 6/15/2021 via GlobeNewswire

MindSpark Learning, acquired Couragion

synopsis: MindSpark Learning, a nonprofit that delivers extraordinary and sustainable learning experiences for educators and professionals, announced the acquisition of Couragion, a leading provider of STEM career literacy and workforce development solutions.
buyer: MindSpark Learning
MindSpark Learning is a nonprofit that empowers educators to solve society’s biggest challenges by providing transformative professional learning experiences. MindSpark is the catalyst and intermediary between education and industry. "
target: Couragion
Couragion provides career exploration and readiness for science, technology, engineering & math. Their tools help people learn about STEM occupations and develop a better understanding of how those align to their own skills, values and interests.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

LaunchLife International Inc., acquired Engineering For Kids, Inc.

synopsis: Canadian EdTech Investment firm LaunchLife International has acquired Engineering for Kids, Inc., a company that offers educational events for kids to engage with engineering activities. The acquisition increases LaunchLife International’s global presence to 250-plus locations in over 30 countries, delivering both adult and children’s education.
buyer: LaunchLife International Inc.
LaunchLife is a Canadian EdTech company specializing in franchising education platforms. Its flexible, supportive environment empowers dedicated learners to achieve their learning goals. The company is comprised of Academy of Learning Career College, Pitman Training, and School is Easy Tutoring. "
target: Engineering For Kids, Inc.
Engineering For Kids inspires kids ages 4 to 14 by exploring engineering concepts in a fun, hands-on way. The company offers afterschool programs, evening classes, camps, birthday parties, and special events designed to present kids with challenging yet accessible engineering activities.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Learning Group, acquired Ardmore Language Schools Limited

synopsis: Major schools business Cognita, via its Active Learning Group division, has acquired Ardmore Language Schools, a veteran junior summer program business which has operations in both the UK and US. For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language.
buyer parent: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
buyer: Active Learning Group
Active Learning Group is a portfolio of exciting brands, each of which specialise in experiential learning for children, spanning outdoor education for schools, and summer camps and daycare for children during the school holidays. "
target: Ardmore Language Schools Limited
For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language. They pride themselves on delivering summer school programmes to the highest standards with a constant focus on student experience, safety and fun.​
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closed 8/3/2018 via PR Newswire

OneSmart International Education Group Limited, acquired Tianjin Huaying Education Co. Ltd.

synopsis: OneSmart International Education Group Limited, one of the largest premium K-12 after-school education service provider in China, announced that it has through its affiliates acquired 100% equity interest of Tianjin Huaying Education Co. Ltd. ("Huaying"), one of the largest K-12 after-school education service provider based in Tianjin.
buyer: OneSmart International Education Group Limited (ONE:$375.79)
OneSmart International Education Group Limited is the largest premium K-12 after-school education service provider in China in terms of revenue in 2016 and 2017. Their vision is to build the most trusted "Third Classroom" outside of home and school. "
target: Tianjin Huaying Education Co. Ltd.
Founded in 1986, Huaying is one of the largest and most reputable after-school education service providers in Tianjin with approximately 20 learning centers and annual student enrollment of more than 70,000.
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closed 11/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint, acquired Inspiring Learning

synopsis: Inspiring Learning, a UK headquartered provider of residential activity centres and educational trips for primary and secondary school children, has been acquired by Bridgepoint Development Capital.
buyer: Bridgepoint (:$310.07)
Bridgepoint is a European private equity firm. With over EUR 20 billion of capital raised to date, it typically focuses on acquiring well managed companies in attractive sectors with the potential to grow organically or through acquisition. "
target: Inspiring Learning
Inspiring Learning is the UK’s largest independent provider of experiential learning for schools and young people, working with 250,000 children a year from all types of schools (state and private, primary and secondary, UK and international) and youth groups who stay with them for between 3-5 days.
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announced 1/4/2016 via BNC Analysis

Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co Ltd, will acquire Longwen Education

synopsis: Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co., Ltd., a provider of semiconductor lighting products and integrated solutions, is acquiring Longwen Education, a company that helps parents manage their children's after-school studies online.
buyer: Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co Ltd
Dongguan Kingsun Optoelectronic Co., Ltd. is a provider of semiconductor lighting products and integrated solutions. The company is also involved in the manufacture and distribution of LED displays. They are based in China. "
target: Longwen Education
Longwen Education Group is a company that helps parents manage their children's after-school studies online. They are based in Beijing, China.
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announced 6/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Acacia Training Ltd., will acquire Learning Wings Pte Ltd.

synopsis: MBH is expanding its portfolio even further with the 100% acquisition of Learning Wings Pte Ltd, one of Singapore's leading education companies, serving non-profit organisations and schools across the republic of Singapore. Learning Wings will reside under Acacia Training Limited.
buyer parent: MBH Corporation plc
buyer: Acacia Training Ltd.
UK-based Acacia Training is an OFSTED Good training provider offering training in Health & Social Care, Childcare, Dental Nursing & Mental Health First Aid. Acacia delivers vocational qualifications, short courses, and bespoke training tailored to each client's exact requirements. "
target: Learning Wings Pte Ltd.
Learning Wings was established in 2000, serving children in the Primary and Pre-school levels in Singapore. Having partnered with Singapore Ministry of Education schools and non-profit organization, the company has worked with over 680,000 students in over 138 primary schools.
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closed 12/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

EDION, acquired Youmemiru Inc.

synopsis: EDION Corporation, a Japanese retailer of consumer electronics, has acquired Youmemiru, a robot programming school in Japan. Youmemiru operates over 50 schools in Japan under their Robo Done franchise. Their schools offer STEM curriculum for elementary school students.
buyer: EDION (TSE:2730:$7,040.71)
EDION Corporation is a Japanese retailer of consumer electronics. EDION operates over 1,000 stores in Japan. Their stores specialize in selling home appliances. Their products include air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, microwaves and more. "
target: Youmemiru Inc.
Youmemiru is a robot programming school in Japan. Youmemiru operates over 50 schools in Japan under their Robo Done franchise. Their schools offer STEM curriculum for elementary school students. They teach students how to program with Python by creating robots using LEGO Mindstorm products.
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closed 4/14/2015 via Company Press Release

Alphabest Education, Inc., acquired Enrich and Grow Academy, LLC

synopsis: Alphabest Education, Inc., a subsidiary of Kaplan Early Learning Company, has acquired Enrich and Grow Academy, LLC. Alphabest designs and operates extended day, summer and tutoring programs for students. Enrich and Grow Academy is the largest provider of after-school enrichment programs to elementary and middle schools in New Jersey.
buyer parent: Kaplan Early Learning Company
buyer: Alphabest Education, Inc.
Alphabest Education, Inc. offers a unique after school program model that combines a safe, supervised environment necessary for working parents with an expanded learning curriculum to assist schools to meet their goals. "
target: Enrich and Grow Academy, LLC
Enrich and Grow Academy is the largest provider of After-School Enrichment Programs to Elementary and Middle Schools in New Jersey. Enrich and Grow Academy also provides the largest number of different After-School Enrichment subjects.
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closed 5/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Graduation Alliance, acquired Advance Path Academics

synopsis: Graduation Alliance announced an expansion of its services through an acquisition of AdvancePath Academics. Graduation Alliance has provided online education, intensive support services and workforce preparation options to school districts, states, community colleges and workforce investment boards across the country.
buyer: Graduation Alliance
Graduation Alliance has given schools and communities across the nation the resources and support needed to help individuals reach their educational and career goals. Graduation Alliance develops highly effective alternative education and workforce training programs. "
target: Advance Path Academics
AdvancePath Academics, Inc. is a provider of alternative education solution. They create innovative partnerships with districts and high schools to recover, educate, and graduate out-of-school youth and students at risk of not earning their high school diplomas.
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closed 8/24/2022 via BNC Analysis

BrightCHAMPS, acquired Schola Limited Company

synopsis: BrightCHAMPS, a global live online coding platform for kids, has acquired Schola, a live-learning platform for kids in Singapore. Schola makes online education fun, effective and addictive for students in K-8. Their platform offers 1-on-1 and group English and science classes that inspire kids to become future doctors, engineers, innovators.
buyer: BrightCHAMPS
BrightCHAMPS is a global live online coding platform for kids. BrightCHAMPS provides live 1-on-1 and group classes for kids in grades 1 to 12. Their adeptly crafted programs complement the school curriculum to fuel the latent talents of children. "
target: Schola Limited Company
Schola is a live-learning platform for kids in Singapore. Schola makes online education fun, effective and addictive for students in K-8. Their platform offers 1-on-1 and group English and science classes that inspire kids to become future doctors, engineers, innovators.
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$15
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired Mastree

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired a majority stake in Mastree, an online learning platform in India. Mastree offers live classes and curated courses for grade 6 to 8 math and science. Their online classes provide interactive live lessons and immersive activities that motivates students to achieve excellence.
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: Mastree
Mastree is an online learning platform in India. Mastree offers live classes and curated courses for grade 6 to 8 math and science. Their online classes provide interactive live lessons and immersive activities that motivates students to achieve excellence.
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$5.09*
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closed 9/24/2018 via BusinessWire

Boxlight, acquired EOS Education

synopsis: Boxlight Corporation, a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, announced it has completed the acquisition of EOS Education, a consulting and professional development company that provides unique services to K-12 that improve teacher effectiveness and student engagement.
buyer: Boxlight (BOXL:$39.70)
Boxlight Corporation is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global learning market. The company aims to improve learning and engagement in classrooms and to help educators enhance student outcomes, by developing the products they need. "
target: EOS Education
EOS Education is a consulting and professional development company for the K-12 education market. They provide unique services to K-12 that improve teacher effectiveness and student engagement with a focus on sustainability and maximizing district and school resources.
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on offer 12/6/2012 via

Sibling Group Holdings, Inc., offer to acquire Funutation Tekademy LLC

synopsis: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc., a developer of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for the K-12 education market, announced a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Funutation Tekademy LLC. Funutation Tekademy LLC specializes in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) training for children, generally in the 7 to 17 age range.
buyer: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE:$0.30)
Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. is a developer of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for the K-12 education market. Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. utilizes advanced technology and education management to enhance and accelerate the delivery of 21st century learning. "
target: Funutation Tekademy LLC
Funutation is committed to providing children in the K-12 market the finest experience in the tech education arena. As a result, computer programming, reading skills, and teamwork are integral parts of the Funutation Tek Lab experience.
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$0.17
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announced 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Prairie Capital, will acquire Right At School

synopsis: Prairie Capital VI, LP partnered with the founder and other key members of the Right At School management team to recapitalize this rapidly growing educational services business. Headquartered in Evanston, IL, Right At School utilizes a school’s facility to provide distinctive and enriching before and after school programs for children.
buyer: Prairie Capital
Prairie Capital is a leading source of private equity for the acquisition of family and entrepreneur-owned businesses. Prairie focuses exclusively on being the first private equity investor in growth oriented, U.S. based companies with EBITDA of $4 to $12 million. "
target: Right At School
Right At School is the fastest growing provider of after school programming in North America. Through its proprietary curriculum and deep investments in educator training, Right At School drives social-emotional learning and experiential education in an environment where students are having fun.
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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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announced 3/18/2020 via Reuters

Lvjing Holding, will acquire Jiayi Education

synopsis: Lvjing Holding, a China-based company principally engaged in the development of real estate, will acquire Jiayi Education, a Chinese education group focused on the K-12 sector. Jiayi Education offers online courses and operates 40 weekend and after-school education centers that help students to improve their mathematics.
buyer: Lvjing Holding (SZSE:000502:$2.29)
Lvjing Holding is a China-based company principally engaged in the development of real estate. Lvjing mainly develops apartments, shops and parking lots. The company is also involved in the lease of properties and medical business. "
target: Jiayi Education
Jiayi Education is a Chinese education group focused on the K-12 sector. Jiayi Education offers online courses and operates 40 weekend and after-school education centers that help students to improve their mathematics.
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$187
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announced 5/19/2021 via Company Press Release

EMERITUS Institute of Management Pte. Ltd., will acquire iD Tech

synopsis: iD Tech officially joins hands with Emeritus, the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. In 1999, iD Tech pioneered the very first tech camps for kids and teens. They've since grown from 280 to 50,000 students per year.
buyer: EMERITUS Institute of Management Pte. Ltd.
Emeritus is the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. EMERITUS offers online courses in collaboration with top ranked academic institutions including MIT, Columbia, Dartmouth, and more. "
target: iD Tech
In 1999, iD Tech pioneered the very first tech camps for kids and teens. They've since grown from 280 to 50,000 students per year, spreading their Silicon Valley startup culture around the world and online. iD Tech unlocks brilliance at the world’s premier destination for STEM education.
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announced 5/19/2021 via Company Press Release

EMERITUS Institute of Management Pte. Ltd., will acquire iD Tech

synopsis: iD Tech officially joins hands with Emeritus, the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. In 1999, iD Tech pioneered the very first tech camps for kids and teens. They've since grown from 280 to 50,000 students per year.
buyer: EMERITUS Institute of Management Pte. Ltd.
Emeritus is the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. EMERITUS offers online courses in collaboration with top ranked academic institutions including MIT, Columbia, Dartmouth, and more. "
target: iD Tech
In 1999, iD Tech pioneered the very first tech camps for kids and teens. They've since grown from 280 to 50,000 students per year, spreading their Silicon Valley startup culture around the world and online. iD Tech unlocks brilliance at the world’s premier destination for STEM education.
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closed 2/25/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Pearson plc, acquired Clutch Prep

synopsis: Pearson, an education publishing and assessment service to schools and corporations, has acquired Clutch Prep, an online video-based learning service that offers textbook-specific videos and practice to help students pass their classes.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment. Pearson combines world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. "
target: Clutch Prep
Clutch Prep is an online video-based learning service that offers textbook-specific videos and practice to help students pass their classes.
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closed 7/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vector Solutions, purchased Higher Education Business from EverFi, Inc.

synopsis: Vector Solutions, the leading provider of industry-focused software solutions for training, risk management, safety, and prevention, has acquired EVERFI’s higher education business. This segment of EVERFI’s business includes its highly-regarded online training catalog for colleges and universities and the Campus Prevention Network (CPN).
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the engineering, construction, IT and education industries. Its brands deliver training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning and technology."
seller: EverFi, Inc.
The acquisition includes EVERFI’s Higher Education and Campus Prevention Network Business. This segment of EVERFI’s business includes its highly-regarded online training catalog for colleges and universities and the Campus Prevention Network (CPN).
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closed 7/20/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vector Solutions, purchased Higher Education Business from EverFi, Inc.

synopsis: Vector Solutions, the leading provider of industry-focused software solutions for training, risk management, safety, and prevention, has acquired EVERFI’s higher education business. This segment of EVERFI’s business includes its highly-regarded online training catalog for colleges and universities and the Campus Prevention Network (CPN).
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the engineering, construction, IT and education industries. Its brands deliver training, technology and performance management solutions using the latest innovations in learning and technology."
seller: EverFi, Inc.
The acquisition includes EVERFI’s Higher Education and Campus Prevention Network Business. This segment of EVERFI’s business includes its highly-regarded online training catalog for colleges and universities and the Campus Prevention Network (CPN).
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closed 6/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

GetMyUni, acquired Avagmah

synopsis: GetMyUni, one of India’s largest college, career and course search platforms, has acquired Avagmah, the fastest growing online education technology service provider in India. Avagmah provides users with access to a world-class education and enables them to study at anytime.
buyer: GetMyUni
GetMyUni is one of India’s largest college, career and course search platforms. GetMyUni empowers students by helping them choose the right college by providing them access to exhaustive college information, data points, student ratings, reviews, forums, and a student connect platform. "
target: Avagmah
Avagmah is the fastest growing online education technology service provider in India. They help Universities, institutions and distance education providers make higher education more inclusive. Avagmah provides users with access to a world-class education and enables them to study at anytime.
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announced 3/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Minsheng Education Group, will purchase TCL Educational Web from TCL Corporation

synopsis: Chinese education services provider Minsheng Education Group is acquiring TCL Educational Web from TCL Technology, an affiliate of state-backed electronics maker TCL Corporation. TCL Educational Web offers online education in China.
buyer: Minsheng Education Group (SEHK:1569:$141.97)
Minsheng Education Group Company Limited is an investment holding company. The Company is principally engaged in the provision of education services in China. The Company provides higher education with the focus on private education of nurturing professionals. "
seller: TCL Corporation
The acquisition includes TCL Educational Web, which offers online education in China. TCL Corporation is a partially state-owned Chinese multinational electronics company headquartered in Huizhou, Guangdong Province.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BusinessWire

ECS Learning Systems, Inc., acquired PrepWorks

synopsis: Asteria Education, Inc., DBA ECS Learning Systems, the leading Integrated Standards Prep™ company and developer of STAAR MASTER, announced the acquisition of Miami-based PREPWORKS, a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning.
buyer parent: Asteria Education, Inc.
buyer: ECS Learning Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®. From the beginning, their company mission has been to create quality, innovative K-12 resources that make teaching easier. "
target: PrepWorks
PREPWORKS is a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning. With a combination of intelligent software, courseware, and reporting, Prepworks is disrupting student achievement in secondary school and higher education to promote college and career readiness.
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announced 5/25/2016 via BusinessWire

China Chuanglian Education, will acquire Chuanglian Xinghui

synopsis: China Chuanglian Education Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into a share transfer agreement to acquire an additional 50% equity interest in Shenzhen Chuanglian Xinghui Technology Company, a company engaging in online education development through its website ijiaoyin.com.
buyer: China Chuanglian Education (SEHK:2371:$14.79)
China Chuanglian Education is engaged in the online education business and internet advertisement industry in the PRC. The Group owns cross-media platform that facilitates online training, smart management of online education and exchange of education resources. "
target: Chuanglian Xinghui
Chuanglian Xinghui is a new and developing internet technology company engaging in online education development, and operates the ijiaoyin.com. It is an education system that operates across three major information media in computers, mobile phones and televisions.
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closed 2/10/2016 via PR Web

Fulcrum Labs, acquired Adapt Courseware, LLC.

synopsis: Los Angeles-based Fulcrum Labs has acquired online learning innovator Adapt Courseware. Adapt Courseware delivers a modern approach to antiquated textbooks through its adaptive learning repository of award winning multimedia interactives, videos, and assessments.
buyer: Fulcrum Labs
Founded in 2014, Fulcrum Labs is a full-service learning and development agency for organizations tired of DIY instructional tools and death by PowerPoint, which has been synonymous with e-learning and classroom training. "
target: Adapt Courseware, LLC.
Adapt Courseware delivers a modern approach to antiquated textbooks through its adaptive learning repository of award winning multimedia interactives, videos, and assessments. Its powerful, competency-based content aggregation and delivery toolset integrates with a school's LMS.
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closed 11/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

MacMillan Publishers, Inc., acquired Sapling Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Education and publishing stalwart Macmillan U.S. acquired Sapling Learning Inc., an Austin, Texas-based start-up that puts homework and gradebooks online, with a focus on the needs of science students and teachers in high school and college.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: MacMillan Publishers, Inc.
Macmillan is a media company that publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. The company is held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck. "
target: Sapling Learning, Inc.
Sapling Learning provides the most effective interactive homework and instruction, proven to improve student learning outcomes for the problem solving disciplines. Over 100,000 students, instructors, and authors use Sapling’s instructional technology, digital media, and educational content.
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closed 11/5/2012 via BusinessWire

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired CPAexcel

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of content and workflow solutions supporting research; professional development; and education, announced that it has acquired Efficient Learning Systems (ELS), Inc, an e-learning system provider in areas like professional finance and accounting.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. "
target: CPAexcel
Efficient Learning Systems, Inc. is a leader in computer-based exam review for students. As producers of CPAexcel CPA Exam Review, it produces online test preparation platforms that enrich the learning experience through the use of a unique presentation system.
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$24
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closed 10/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired EmbanetCompass, LLC.

synopsis: Pearson announced the acquisition of EmbanetCompass from an investor group led by Technology Crossover Ventures and Knowledge Universe, for $650m in cash. EmbanetCompass partners with leading non-profit colleges and universities in North America to provide fully online learning solutions for more than 100 university programmes.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$3,428.00)
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn. "
target parent: Technology Crossover Ventures
target: EmbanetCompass, LLC.
EmbanetCompass partners with traditional not-for-profit academic institutions to help them launch and manage successful online academic programs that ensure quality outcomes for students and expand their institutional reach.
price ($mm)
$650
rev ($mm)
$130
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/25/2010 via BusinessWire

Compass Knowledge Group merged with Embanet Corporation,

synopsis: Embanet and Compass Knowledge Group announced that they have merged, creating a combined company that is positioned to provide an industry-leading comprehensive suite of online learning services to universities and colleges.
buyer parent: Technology Crossover Ventures
buyer: Embanet Corporation
Embanet is the world leader in providing a full range of online learning services to postsecondary educational institutions. Embanet provides capital and expertise in program development, marketing and enrollment, student services and technology support. "
target: Compass Knowledge Group
Compass Knowledge has been the pioneer and premier provider of distance learning services to prominent non-profit higher education institutions, helping them plan, implement, and operate successful online undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
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closed 1/9/2007 via BusinessWire

Neutron Enterprises Inc, acquired Stock-Trak, Inc.

synopsis: Neutron Enterprises Inc. has completed the acquisition of Stock-Trak, Inc., a leading provider of stock portfolio simulations for the educational and corporate markets. The acquisition, which was previously announced on November 30, 2006, is anticipated to be accretive to the Company’s earnings in the first year.
buyer: Neutron Enterprises Inc (NTRN.OB:$0.00)
Neutron Enterprises, Inc. is a publicly held corporation that operates two divisions; a newly formed Web and Interactive division and a Media division. Neutron Web and Interactive is currently in development of a community oriented, interactive, prize based multiplayer fantasy stock market portal. "
target: Stock-Trak, Inc.
Stock-Trak’s main site, www.stocktrak.com, provides educational stock market simulation services to over 800 college professors and over 50,000 students worldwide. Stock-Trak’s network of branded sites are used by over 100,000 middle and high school students each year.
price ($mm)
$3.50
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cancelled 6/26/2006 via Company Press Release

Facts On File News Service, cancelled an acquisition of Bridges Transitions, Inc.

synopsis: Bridges Transitions Inc. has received notification from Facts on File, Inc. that it is withdrawing its previously announced, unsolicited, non-binding, proposal to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Bridges. As a consequence, Bridges has ceased all discussions with Facts on File, Inc.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Facts On File News Service
Facts On File is recognized as one of the leading print and electronic publishers of general reference materials for the school and library markets. Its product formats include single and multi-volume books, online databases, loose-leaf binders and CD-ROMs. "
target: Bridges Transitions, Inc.
Bridges Transitions Inc. develops, markets and delivers comprehensive products and services that address a wide range of education needs. Our education and career planning products, online test preparation courses and professional development training services are used by schools.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/1/2004 via PR Newswire

Course Technology, acquired Education To Go, Inc.

synopsis: Thomson Course Technology, the worldwide leader in computer education products and services and part of The Thomson Corporation (TSX: TOC; NYSE: TOC), the world's largest provider of corporate and professional learning solutions, today announced that it has acquired Education To Go, a fast-growing developer of online continuing education courses.
buyer parent: The Thomson Corporation
buyer: Course Technology
Course Technology Inc. and boyd & fraser, both of whom publish computer literacy and information systems books and instructional software for college students, have merged to create the world~s largest publisher of instructional m 1994 : (Source: EM 9/4/95) Course Technology Inc. and boyd & fraser, "
target: Education To Go, Inc.
Education To Go is the world's largest supplier of Internet-based adult education courses. We manage all online instructional development and delivery for a network of over 450 colleges, universities, and other training institutions in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Our mission is to lea
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closed 1/7/2004 via BusinessWire

Datatel Inc., acquired LiquidMatrix Corporation

synopsis: Datatel, Inc., the leading provider of information management solutions to higher education, today announced that it has completed its previously planned acquisition of LiquidMatrix Corporation. Datatel acquired all outstanding shares of LiquidMatrix, an innovative provider of student recruiting and alumni outreach Web-based software and services.
buyer parent: Thoma Cressey Bravo
buyer: Datatel Inc.
Datatel's comprehensive solutions offer both integrated software and professional services to meet the business needs of Higher Education. For more than two decades, Datatel has focused exclusively on higher education. "
target: LiquidMatrix Corporation
LiquidMatrix Corporation provides software and services to enable colleges and universities to achieve business objectives -- for example, enrollment and contributions -- by communicating one-to-one with Web site visitors. The category-defining ActiveCampus(TM) software brings a myriad of critical
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closed 11/10/2021 via BusinessWire

InsightfulScience, acquired LabArchives, LLC

synopsis: Insightful Science, a life sciences software company, has acquired LabArchives, a widely used research data management application, serving 600,000 scientists in academic, non-profit and commercial organizations. The acquisition further solidifies Insightful Science’s leadership position in both corporate and academic markets.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: InsightfulScience
Insightful Science is a life sciences software company that digitally connects researchers to their ideas and data. The company empowers life sciences researchers to plan effective experiments, connect with data, and extract insights so they can produce life-changing outcomes. "
target: LabArchives, LLC
LabArchives is a suite of SaaS applications dedicated to better science used by more than 610,000 scientists to manage & protect research data, inventories & to manage resources. LabArchives products help scientists document their research data, prove and protect discovery, and collaborate securely.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Main Capital Partners BV, acquired Paragin B.V.

synopsis: Netherlands-based Main Capital has acquired a majority stake in Paragin, a leading Dutch provider of software aimed at competence, knowledge, and talent development for education and (semi-) government. Paragin’s solutions provide active support in testing, certification, and career guidance.
buyer: Main Capital Partners BV
Netherlands-based Main Capital is a strategic investor with an exclusive focus on the software sector in the Benelux, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Nordics regions. Within this sector, Main Capital is the most specialized company in management buyouts and later-stage growth capital. "
target: Paragin B.V.
Netherlands-based Paragin develops software aimed at competence, knowledge, and talent development for large and small organizations in education and business. Their products range from software for testing and examining to an e-learning platform, certification, career development, and ePortfolios.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

StepStone GmbH, acquired Studydrive

synopsis: StepStone, a leading online job portal in Europe has acquired Studydrive. Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that connects over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The platform enables students to share their learning materials and connect them with jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
StepStone is one of the leading online job portals in Europe. Companies can find qualified specialists and executives through their site in a number of European countries. They have millions of visitors per month in Germany alone and is thus one of the most frequented online job portals in Germany. "
target: Studydrive
Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that allows over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to share their learning materials and lecture notes. They also connect students to jobs and internships once they've finished with their studies.
price ($mm)
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closed 9/3/2018 via BusinessWire

VitalSource Technologies LLC, acquired Acrobatiq

synopsis: Leading digital content provider VitalSource Technologies LLC has acquired the assets of learning and data analytics platform Acrobatiq, Inc. Acrobatiq's adaptive learning platform, content library, and professional services enable partners to create, deliver, and continuously improve outcomes-based learning experiences.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: VitalSource Technologies LLC
VitalSource Technologies LLC, part of Ingram Content Group LLC, is improving the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable content. VitalSource helps over 1,000 educational content providers create seamless interactive learning experiences. "
target: Acrobatiq
Acrobatiq is a learning optimization platform built from Carnegie Mellon University’s strengths in learning and data science. Their adaptive learning platform, content library, and professional services enable partners to create, deliver, and continuously improve outcomes-based learning experiences.
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