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closed 6/16/2021 via BusinessWire

Learnosity, acquired Questionmark Corporation

synopsis: Ireland-based Learnosity, the leading provider of assessment infrastructure for the learning industry, has acquired Questionmark, the end-to-end assessments, proctoring, badging, and reporting solutions provider. The partnership brings scale and deep expertise to Learnosity’s capabilities for the corporate, government, and certification sectors.
buyer: Learnosity
Based in Ireland, Learnosity provides the assessment infrastructure powering more than 120 of the world’s leading learning platforms and publishers. Learnosity’s suite of cloud-based APIs enable cutting-edge assessments, faster time-to-market, and lower development costs. "
target: Questionmark Corporation
Questionmark unlocks performance through reliable and secure online assessments. Questionmark provides a secure enterprise-grade assessment platform and professional services to leading organizations around the world, delivered with care and unequaled expertise.
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closed 10/28/2021 via BNC Analysis

Assessio, acquired eelloo

synopsis: The Assessio Group, a Swedish HR and technology company, has acquired eelloo, a recruitment and employee development platform in the Netherlands. eelloo's products and services provide employees with insight into their talents and opportunities. They offer solutions for e-Assessments, cognitive ability tests, video interviews, and more.
buyer parent: Main Capital Partners BV
buyer: Assessio
Assessio is a Swedish HR and technology company. Assessio is a specialist in talent assessments. Their innovative Ascend platform is a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution that helps their clients to find, identify and assess present and future employees. "
target: eelloo
eelloo is a recruitment and employee development platform in the Netherlands. eelloo's products and services provide employees and candidates with insight into their talents and opportunities. They offer solutions for e-Assessments, cognitive ability tests, video interviews, and more.
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announced 7/5/2021 via BNC Analysis

Info Edge, will acquire DoSelect

synopsis: Info Edge, an online classifieds company in India, will acquire DoSelect, a skill assessment platform in India. DoSelect is reimagining how companies hire and reskill/ upskill their employees. Their platform enables recruiters to quickly create assessments and tests to evaluate thousands of candidates and employees.
buyer: Info Edge (BSE:532777:$149.92)
Info Edge is India’s premier online classifieds company. Starting with a classified recruitment online business, naukri.com, Info Edge has grown and diversified rapidly. Info Edge is India’s premier online classifieds company in recruitment, matrimony, real estate, education and related services. "
target: DoSelect
DoSelect is a skill assessment platform in India. DoSelect is reimagining how companies hire and reskill/ upskill their employees. Their platform enables recruiters to quickly create assessments and tests to evaluate thousands of candidates and employees.
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$2.81
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closed 10/21/2020 via Company Press Release

Advanced, acquired Clear Review

synopsis: Advanced announced that it has acquired Clear Review, a global performance management and employee engagement software company whose customers include Virgin Money, RICOH, Café Nero, HarperCollins and Waltham Forest Council. Clear Review has built a strong reputation for its innovative Continuous Performance Management platform.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Advanced
Advanced is the third largest British software and services company in the UK. The company helps organisations create the right digital foundations that drive productivity, insight and innovation while remaining safe, secure and compliant. "
target: Clear Review
Clear Review is a cloud-based Performance Management System which helps organisations to make performance management a year round process rather than a once-a-year appraisal.
price ($mm)
$33
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$3
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closed 6/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Main Capital Partners BV, acquired Assessio

synopsis: Netherlands-based Main Capital, a strategic investor with an exclusive focus on the software sector, has acquired the largest talent assessment company in the Nordics, Assessio. Assessio develops the highly innovative Ascend platform, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution helping clients find, identify and assess present and future employees.
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: Assessio
For over 65 years, Assessio has been a specialist in talent assessments finding its heritage in scientific psychology research. Assessio develops the highly innovative Ascend platform, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution helping clients find, identify and assess present and future employees.
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closed 2/7/2019 via Company Press Release

Hired, acquired Py

synopsis: Hired, a marketplace that matches tech talent with innovative companies, has acquired Py, a company that enables companies to assess candidates using real-world assessments. They help industry leaders like Opendoor, LiveRamp, Amplitude, and Niantic approach hiring based on merit, not resume keywords.
buyer: Hired
Hired is a marketplace that matches tech talent with innovative companies. Hired combines intelligent job matching with unbiased career counseling to help people find a job. Through Hired, job candidates and companies have transparency into salary offers, competing opportunities and job details. "
target: Py
Py's platform enables companies to assess candidates using real-world assessments. They help industry leaders like Opendoor, LiveRamp, Amplitude, and Niantic approach hiring based on merit, not resume keywords.
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announced 9/19/2018 via Company Press Release

Ascender Group, will acquire PeopleStreme

synopsis: Ascender, one of Asia Pacific’s leaders in human resources and payroll outsourcing, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire PeopleStreme, an international Human Capital Management (HCM) company, specialising in software development to support human resources initiatives.
buyer: Ascender Group
With more than 1.3 million employees of Ascender customers being paid using Ascender’s human resources and payroll platforms throughout the Asia Pacific, and approximately 1,400 global brands and listed companies across a range of different industries trust Ascender to meet their payroll needs. "
target: PeopleStreme
PeopleStreme is a Human Capital Management company, specialising in the development of technology to support human resources initiatives. Their fully integrated human resources platform is made up of more than 22 modules including performance management, learning and development, and more.
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closed 5/3/2018 via PR Web

PSI Services LLC, acquired Select International

synopsis: PSI Services LLC (PSI), a global professional testing services provider to corporations, federal and state government agencies and leading academic institutions, announced that it has acquired Select International, a leader in evidence-based hiring and development assessment solutions and provider of award-winning safety and leadership assessments.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Select International
Select International develops employee assessment and workforce solutions. The company offers automated job application software, in-depth employee assessments, and employee interviewing tools. Their products and solutions allow businesses to select and maintain the best employees for their company.
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closed 10/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Zest, acquired Backfeed

synopsis: Zest has acquired Backfeed, a monthly maintenance tool that has been praised by more than 10000 users. Backfeed is a tool that helps facilitate dialogue between employees. Employees and their bosses fill out forms to prepare for appraisal interviews.
buyer: Zest
ZestMeUp believes happier employees make better companies. That's why they created an unified tool to engage creativity and autonomy at work : Zest, an employee engagement software, the perfect tool for following the employees’ pulse and getting on-going anonymous feedback. "
target: Backfeed
Backfeed is a tool that helps facilitate dialogue between employees. Employees and their bosses fill out forms to prepare for appraisal interviews.
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closed 8/4/2017 via BusinessWire

Indeed, acquired Interviewed

synopsis: Indeed, the world’s number one job site, announced it has acquired Interviewed, an HR technology company that makes it faster and easier for employers to identify and evaluate candidates.
buyer parent: Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd.
buyer: Indeed
Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide, with over 200 million unique visitors per month. Indeed is available in more than 60 countries and 28 languages. Since 2004, Indeed has given job seekers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. "
target: Interviewed
Founded in 2015, Interviewed is an industry leader in job assessment tools. It helps employers efficiently identify top talent through a series of online assessments.
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closed 6/29/2016 via BNC Analysis

Gooroo.io, acquired ColourGrid

synopsis: Gooroo is pleased to announce it has acquired ColourGrid. ColourGrid provides insight to employers about how well aligned a candidate is with their culture at both a corporate and team level. For the individual, ColourGrid lets them know how suited they are to a specific job and organisation.
buyer: Gooroo.io
Gooroo is a Human Resources Technology (HR Tech) company using big data, machine learning and sociometrics to compatibility match and shortlist candidates – addressing the massive inefficiency, cost and frustrations in the hiring process. "
target: ColourGrid
Colourgrid identifies the social, cultural, economic and behavioural factors (often referred to as "mindset") that influence a specific individual's behaviour and their capacity to perform a job.
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closed 5/8/2015 via BNC Analysis

TalentPad, acquired OptimizedBits

synopsis: New Delhi-based TalentPad, a curated marketplace for tech talent has strengthened its offering to tech recruiters in India with the acquisition of the Bengaluru-based tech recruitment platform; OptimizedBits. The company is aimed at disrupting the traditional recruitment space with a more intelligent and data-driven new age marketplace.
buyer: TalentPad
TalentPad operates in the large online recruitment market in India. It is a second generation platform which flips the current recruitment process on its head by giving more power to job-seekers and lets employers make the first move in the search for high quality talent. "
target: OptimizedBits
OptimizedBits provides intelligent and data driven solutions to the recruitment space. The company’s flagship product is HireMe, a skill-based online job fair that helps hire the best technical talent using an automated model for shortlisting and scheduling the entire hiring process.
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closed 2/4/2015 via BusinessWire

LG lugar de gente, acquired w3net

synopsis: H.I.G. Capital, a global private equity investment firm, announced that its portfolio company LG lugar de gente, a leading human resources software provider in Brazil, has acquired w3net, a provider of SaaS Human Capital Management Systems with more than 90 clients across several industry verticals, mostly among the top 500 companies in Brazil.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: LG lugar de gente
LG Sistemas is a Brazilian company specialized in providing software for human resources management. With the strength and experience of a company for over 27 years in the market, offers a complete suite of products that assist in the implementation of activities of HR. "
target: w3net
w3net is a leading provider of SaaS Human Capital Management Systems with best-in-class employee performance, goal management and feedback functions. The company has more than 90 clients across several industry verticals, mostly among the top 500 companies in Brazil.
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closed 11/5/2014 via PR Newswire

Phoenix Strategy Investments, acquired PI Worldwide

synopsis: PI Worldwide, a leader in workforce analytics and science-driven insights that help optimize the performance and potential of individuals, teams, and organizations, announced that it has been acquired by Phoenix Strategy Investments.
buyer: Phoenix Strategy Investments
Phoenix Strategy is an entrepreneurial investment company formed to acquire and operate a small to medium sized privately-held business. Their principals take day-to-day operating roles in every investment they make. "
target: PI Worldwide
PI Worldwide is an international management consulting organization that enables clients to be more successful by focusing on their most important asset-their people. Using a proven, proprietary management tool known as the Predictive Index, they help align individual performance for their clients.
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closed 6/30/2014 via Company Press Release

Gartner, Inc., acquired Senexx

synopsis: Gartner, Inc., the leading provider of research and analysis on the global information technology industry, announced that it has acquired Senexx, a cloud-based questions and answers platform that identifies and manages expertise within organizations.
buyer: Gartner, Inc. (IT:$4,051.88)
Gartner, Inc. is the world's leading information technology research and advisory company. Gartner delivers the technology-related insight necessary for our clients to make the right decisions, every day. Gartner is the indispensable partner to 60,000 clients in 10,000 distinct organizations. "
target parent: TechStars
target: Senexx
Senexx is an internal Question and Answers platform that helps corporate identify and manage expertise within their organization, using a patent pending technology. Senexx is a private cloud-based service that integrates seamlessly into an organization's existing enterprise networking platform.
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announced 9/26/2011 via BusinessWire

Mercer, LLC, will acquire Censeo Corporation

synopsis: Mercer, a global leader in human resource consulting, outsourcing and investment services, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the business of Censeo Corp, a human resource consulting firm offering real-time online leadership assessment products and services to help organizations select, develop and retain talent.
buyer parent: Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.
buyer: Mercer, LLC
Mercer is a global leader in human resource consulting, outsourcing and investment services. Mercer works with clients to solve their most complex benefit and human capital issues by designing, implementing and administering health, retirement and other benefit programs. "
target: Censeo Corporation
Censeo Corporation is dedicated to improving talent at its client organizations. Its web-based technologies make it easy and affordable to automate 360 degree feedback, employee survey, pre-employment skill assessment, and knowledge testing initiatives.
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closed 1/8/2014 via Market Wire

Infor, acquired PeopleAnswers, Inc.

synopsis: Infor, a provider of business application software, announced the acquisition of PeopleAnswers, a leader in predictive talent analytics. Their web-based assessment tool uses proven and validated Industrial Psychology principles to extract the Behavioral DNA to provide an unprecedented level of insight into their future on-the-job capabilities.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Infor
Infor, a leading provider of enterprise applications and services, helps 70,000 customers in 194 countries improve operations, drive growth, and quickly adapt to changes in business demands. Infor delivers a new breed of enterprise business software. "
target: PeopleAnswers, Inc.
PeopleAnswers' web-based assessment tool uses proven and validated Industrial Psychology principles to extract the Behavioral DNA® from both job applicants and existing employees to provide an unprecedented level of insight into their future on-the-job capabilities.
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$200
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closed 3/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

ReadyTech Holdings Limited, acquired PhoenixHRIS

synopsis: ReadyTech Holdings Limited, a leading provider of mission-critical SaaS solutions, has acquired PhoenixHRIS, a cloud-based talent management system in Australia. PhoenixHRIS makes the recruitment, on-boarding and post engagement process easy. They offer solutions for recruiting, vetting, video screening, reference checking, and more.
buyer: ReadyTech Holdings Limited (ASX:RDY:$34.97)
Based in Australia, ReadyTech is a leading provider of mission-critical SaaS for the education, workforce management, government and justice sectors. ReadyTech creates technology that helps their customers navigate complexity, while also delivering meaningful outcomes. "
target: PhoenixHRIS
PhoenixHRIS is a cloud-based talent management system in Australia. PhoenixHRIS makes the recruitment, on-boarding and post engagement process easy, for both candidates and recruitment managers. They offer solutions for recruiting, vetting, video screening, reference checking, and more.
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closed 3/24/2021 via PR Newswire

Equifax, Inc., acquired i2Verify

synopsis: Equifax has closed the acquisition of i2verify, an income and employment verification provider, offering instant access to employment and wage data to verifiers who meet requirements for access under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
buyer: Equifax, Inc. (NYSE:EFX:$4,789.10)
Equifax is a global data, analytics, and technology company, they play an essential role in the global economy by helping financial institutions, companies, employees, and government agencies make critical decisions with greater confidence. "
target: i2Verify
Founded in 2011, i2verify is an income and employment verification provider, offering instant access to employment and wage data to verifiers who meet requirements for access under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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closed 2/10/2021 via Company Press Release

CVCheck, acquired Bright People Technologies

synopsis: CVCheck, an Australian provider of online employment screening services, has acquired Bright People Technologies, an Australian provider of workforce management solutions. Bright People offers solutions for workforce onboarding, compliance, and background checking. They also offer workforce software designed for the mining and oil & gas industries.
buyer: CVCheck (ASX:CV1:$9.63)
CVCheck is an Australian provider of online employment screening and verification services. CVCheck offers checks globally and are the main screening provider for tens of thousands of businesses. They enable customers quickly to verify, screen and check personal and professional information. "
target: Bright People Technologies
Bright People Technologies is an Australian provider of workforce management solutions. Bright People offers cloud-based solutions for workforce onboarding, compliance, and background checking. They also offer workforce software designed for the mining and oil & gas industries.
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closed 6/16/2021 via BusinessWire

Learnosity, acquired Questionmark Corporation

synopsis: Ireland-based Learnosity, the leading provider of assessment infrastructure for the learning industry, has acquired Questionmark, the end-to-end assessments, proctoring, badging, and reporting solutions provider. The partnership brings scale and deep expertise to Learnosity’s capabilities for the corporate, government, and certification sectors.
buyer: Learnosity
Based in Ireland, Learnosity provides the assessment infrastructure powering more than 120 of the world’s leading learning platforms and publishers. Learnosity’s suite of cloud-based APIs enable cutting-edge assessments, faster time-to-market, and lower development costs. "
target: Questionmark Corporation
Questionmark unlocks performance through reliable and secure online assessments. Questionmark provides a secure enterprise-grade assessment platform and professional services to leading organizations around the world, delivered with care and unequaled expertise.
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closed 6/16/2021 via BusinessWire

Learnosity, acquired Questionmark Corporation

synopsis: Ireland-based Learnosity, the leading provider of assessment infrastructure for the learning industry, has acquired Questionmark, the end-to-end assessments, proctoring, badging, and reporting solutions provider. The partnership brings scale and deep expertise to Learnosity’s capabilities for the corporate, government, and certification sectors.
buyer: Learnosity
Based in Ireland, Learnosity provides the assessment infrastructure powering more than 120 of the world’s leading learning platforms and publishers. Learnosity’s suite of cloud-based APIs enable cutting-edge assessments, faster time-to-market, and lower development costs. "
target: Questionmark Corporation
Questionmark unlocks performance through reliable and secure online assessments. Questionmark provides a secure enterprise-grade assessment platform and professional services to leading organizations around the world, delivered with care and unequaled expertise.
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closed 6/16/2021 via BusinessWire

Learnosity, acquired Questionmark Corporation

synopsis: Ireland-based Learnosity, the leading provider of assessment infrastructure for the learning industry, has acquired Questionmark, the end-to-end assessments, proctoring, badging, and reporting solutions provider. The partnership brings scale and deep expertise to Learnosity’s capabilities for the corporate, government, and certification sectors.
buyer: Learnosity
Based in Ireland, Learnosity provides the assessment infrastructure powering more than 120 of the world’s leading learning platforms and publishers. Learnosity’s suite of cloud-based APIs enable cutting-edge assessments, faster time-to-market, and lower development costs. "
target: Questionmark Corporation
Questionmark unlocks performance through reliable and secure online assessments. Questionmark provides a secure enterprise-grade assessment platform and professional services to leading organizations around the world, delivered with care and unequaled expertise.
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closed 7/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

CompTIA, acquired metacog

synopsis: CompTIA, the world's leading tech association whose unparalleled programs set industry standards, foster skill development and generate knowledge and insight every day, has acquired Metacog, a company that uses AI to improve technical, college and career readiness and to develop the harder-to-measure, complex 21st century problem-solving skills.
buyer: CompTIA
CompTIA, the world's leading tech association, is a thought leader and an action leader. From their new IT professional association to their leading certification programs, their unparalleled programs set industry standards, foster skill development and generate knowledge and insight every day. "
target: metacog
Metacog’s technology enables much deeper assessment challenges to optimize human learning and performance. They use AI to automatically improve technical, college and career readiness and to develop the harder-to-measure, complex 21st century problem-solving skills.
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announced 6/29/2022 via Company Press Release

LinkedIn Corporation, will acquire EduBrite

synopsis: Linkedin will acquire EduBrite, a platform that specializes in creating, hosting and deploying professional certificates. By integrating EduBrite’s rigorous certification assessment engine into its learning platform, Linkedin will be able to better test and verify the skills people have to help them grow in their careers.
buyer parent: Microsoft Corporation
buyer: LinkedIn Corporation (LNKD:$3,213.87)
LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with more than 830 million members in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. LinkedIn leads a diversified business with revenues from membership subscriptions, advertising sales and recruitment solutions. "
target: EduBrite
EduBrite is a privately held technology start-up. EduBrite provides a SaaS-based online learning platform that enables businesses and training institutes to deliver end-to-end training solutions to their employees, partners and customers.
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closed 2/9/2016 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired EnlightKS

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, a worldwide, industry-leading professional testing services provider to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies, has acquired EnlightKS, a leading UK-based testing services provider. EnlightKS is a global leader in eLearning, eAssessment and Performance Support.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: EnlightKS
EnlightKS is a global leader in eLearning, eAssessment and Performance Support. In IT Certification, it has set the standard for performance-based IT skills assessment. In Professional Certification it works with government, corporates, awarding bodies and publishers to deliver testing programmes.
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closed 9/9/2013 via PR Web

JAK, Ltd., acquired LabMentors Corp.

synopsis: PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) announced the sale of its Labmentors Canadian subsidiary to JAK, Ltd., a Canadian company.
buyer: JAK, Ltd.
JAK, Ltd. is a Canadian company. "
target parent: PCS Edventures, Inc.
target: LabMentors Corp.
LabMentors provides guided on-line labs for web-based information technology training and certification. Participants can log on anywhere to gain hands-on experience and advice in the study of Windows 2003, XP, 2000, Security, Cisco Networking and Custom Application programs/certification tracks.
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closed 10/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Riverside Insights, acquired ESGI, LLC

synopsis: Riverside Insights, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors, has acquired ESGI, a leading SaaS platform for administering, creating, tracking, and reporting teacher-led assessments of early childhood students. ESGI was founded with the mission to help teachers and administrators overcome the unique challenges of early childhood education.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Riverside Insights
Riverside is a provider of educational and clinical assessments that play a key role in helping individuals elevate their learning potential by providing accurate and reliable data. Riverside is comprised of several iconic, leading brands such as Woodcock-Johnson, the Iowa Assessments, and CogAT. "
target: ESGI, LLC
ESGI ("Educational Software for Guiding Instruction") is an industry-leading platform for conducting 1-on-1 assessments that guide instruction for early childhood students. ESGI assessments empower teachers with real-time student data in easy-to-read reports, graphs, parent letters, and flashcards.
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closed 12/14/2006 via BusinessWire

Harcourt Assessment, Inc., acquired Edformation, Inc.

synopsis: Leading test publisher Harcourt Assessment, Inc., announced that it has acquired Edformation, Inc., a privately held company offering its AIMSweb product to education customers. AIMSweb is a research-based screening and progress monitoring tool for use by special education teachers, curriculum specialists and school psychologists.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Harcourt Assessment, Inc.
Harcourt Assessment, Inc. is a provider of high-quality assessment instruments and testing programs published under two brand names –– Harcourt Assessment and PsychCorp™. "
target: Edformation, Inc.
Edformation, Inc. creates Standard Assessment probes, formative assessment materials and online monitoring and reporting software for use in K-12, Special Education, Adult Learning, Community Education, home school, charter schools, correctional facilities and other educational settings.
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closed 6/8/2006 via PR Newswire

EdGate merged with EDmin.com, Inc.,

synopsis: EDmin.com and Educational Gateways announced the merger of their two organizations under EDmin.com, Inc. Clients will immediately benefit from the merger through an increased breadth of products and services, faster implementation, and reduced training requirements. Teachers will have improved access to tools and resources.
buyer: EDmin.com, Inc.
Founded in 1989 as an educational technology company, EDmin.com, Inc. has become the dominant platform for learning management solutions that enable school districts and teachers to accelerate student learning and improve performance. "
target: EdGate
EdGate provides K-12 solutions that improve student performance while providing a user friendly, secure, and personalized environment. EdGate’s suite of products is integrated, customizable, and delivered to the education community via the Internet.
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closed 8/1/2005 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Turnleaf

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education today announced the acquisition of TurnLeaf Solutions Inc., a national provider of customized online reporting and data analysis. TurnLeaf helps administrators and teachers track progress toward school districts' Adequate Yearly Progress goals, a key provision in the No Child Left Behind law.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
Founded in 1888, McGraw-Hill Education provides information via various media platforms: through books, magazines and newsletters; on-line over the Internet and electronic networks; via television, satellite and FM sideband broadcast; and through software, videotape, facsimile and CD-ROM products. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Turnleaf
TurnLeaf Solutions Inc. was founded in September of 1999, by educators for educators. The founding vision of the company is one of technology-enhanced instructional improvement as the pathway to higher student achievement. TurnLeaf immediately established a unique niche in the education market thro
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closed 12/7/2018 via PE Hub

Think3, acquired School Loop, Inc.

synopsis: Think3, has acquired School Loop Inc., a leading provider of Learning Management (LMS) and Content Management (CMS) solutions used by major K-12 school districts across the United States. This investment marks Think3’s entry into the education technology space, and will anchor an offering specific for schools.
buyer parent: ESW Capital, LLC
buyer: Think3
Think3 is a $1 billion private equity fund designed to enable SaaS founders to take more shots on goal. They purchase SaaS companies and enable a unique transition process that empowers founders and their teams to then launch their next startup. "
target: School Loop, Inc.
School Loop is a mission-driven company providing communications, learning management, web site, and mobile app services to K-12 school districts. Founded by a teacher in 2004, School Loop serves over 4,000 schools in 30 states.
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closed 10/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Turnitin, acquired LightSide

synopsis: Turnitin, the leaders in originality checking and online grading, announced the company has acquired LightSide Labs, an online service that uses machine learning to provide real-time, automated feedback on student writing.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. "
target: LightSide
LightSide Labs is an educational technology company, dedicated to improving student writing skills. LightSide provides automated feedback and support for writers, redefining the role of automated assessment in the K-12 and higher education classroom.
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News Corporation, acquired Wireless Generation

synopsis: News Corp. agreed to acquire 90 percent of education-technology provider Wireless Generation for about $360 million in cash, as Rupert Murdoch’s media company looks to expand in academics.
buyer: News Corporation (NWSA:$10,046.00)
News Corporation is a diversified entertainment company with operations in eight industry segments: filmed entertainment; television; cable network programming; direct broadcast satellite television; magazines and inserts; newspapers; book publishing; and other. "
target parent: Seavest, Inc.
target: Wireless Generation
Wireless Generation creates innovative tools, systems, and services that help educators teach smarter. With its mobile assessment software, the company invented a better way to give classroom assessments and make data-based instructional decisions.
price ($mm)
$390*
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closed 3/2/2022 via PR Newswire

SchoolStatus, acquired TeachBoost

synopsis: SchoolStatus, a leading provider of K-12 school communications solutions designed to improve student outcomes through data and parent engagement, has acquired TeachBoost, a privately-held, education software company that builds tools to support educator observations, evaluations, and coaching.
buyer: SchoolStatus
SchoolStatus is a leading provider of a K12 communications and operations ecosystem that leverages the power of its data analytics and engagement platform to drive better user experiences and student outcomes. "
target: TeachBoost
TeachBoost is a software company that builds tools to help grow and develop amazing teachers. TeachBoost powers every step of the K-12 teacher development process, from evaluation and compliance to personalized coaching that drives educator growth.
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closed 9/30/2021 via PR Web

HelioCampus, acquired AEFIS

synopsis: HelioCampus, a technology-enabled services company that provides colleges and universities with the benchmarking and decision support services they need to operate more strategically and sustainably, acquired AEFIS, a trusted provider for institutional assessment, accreditation and education-to-employment initiatives.
buyer: HelioCampus
HelioCampus is a technology-enabled services company that provides colleges and universities with the benchmarking and decision support services they need to operate more strategically and sustainably. "
target: AEFIS
AEFIS —Assessment, Evaluation, Feedback, and Intervention System — is a unified platform for managing institutional assessment and accreditation, planning for continuous improvement, and connecting authentic lifelong learning to help improve learner success.
price ($mm)
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announced 4/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Instructure, will acquire MasteryConnect

synopsis: Instructure, the publicly traded company best known for its learning management systems (LMS) Canvas and Bridge, will acquire a fellow Salt Lake City-based education technology company, MasteryConnect. MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$405.36)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution. "
target: MasteryConnect
Founded in 2009, MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform against academic standards. These tools offer real-time data that educators can use to inform their instruction.
price ($mm)
$43
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 4/22/2013 via PR Web

Pearson Education, acquired Learning Catalytics LLC

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, announced that it has acquired Learning Catalytics™, an advanced, cloud-based learning analytics and assessment system developed by Eric Mazur, Brian Lukoff, and Gary King of Harvard University.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Pearson, the global leader in education services, education technology and school solutions, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems and teacher professional development. "
target: Learning Catalytics LLC
Learning Catalytics is a cloud-based learning analytics and assessment system. It allows faculty to obtain real-time responses to open-ended or critical thinking questions, determine which areas need more explanation, and then automatically group students for further discussion and problem solving.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Descomplica, acquired PaperX

synopsis: Descomplica acquired PaperX, a startup focused on developing exercises and online evaluations as tests and simulations. With PaperX, students can prepare for exams with simulated tests to ensure a better performance in the college entrance examination.
buyer: Descomplica
Descomplica is the 1st largest digital education company in Brazil. Their history begins in 2011 as an online education startup helping students from all over Brazil improve at the ENEM. The ENEM is a Brazilian national exam, which evaluates high school students in Brazil. "
target: PaperX
PaperX is a Brazilian startup focused on developing exercises and online evaluations as tests and simulations. With PaperX, students can prepare for exams with simulated tests to ensure a better performance in the college entrance examination.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/28/2022 via Company Press Release

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired KeyPhonics

synopsis: Renaissance, a global leader in student-centered, pre-K–12 personalized practice and assessment, has acquired KeyPhonics, a web-based phonics assessment platform. KeyPhonics provides comprehensive technology-based phonics assessments that enable users to quickly and efficiently screen and diagnose the twelve most critical phonics categories.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts. Resistance provides educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. "
target: KeyPhonics
KeyPhonics is a web-based phonics assessment platform. KeyPhonics provides comprehensive technology-based phonics assessments to help all students master foundational reading skills. They enable users to quickly and efficiently screen and diagnose the twelve most critical phonics categories.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired Freckle Education

synopsis: A year of vetting math tool after math tool came to an end with Renaissance announcing its acquisition of Freckle Education, a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target: Freckle Education
Freckle Education is a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science. Freckle currently claims more than 700,000 teachers and 10 million students have used the platform across 75,000 schools.
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announced 6/19/2014 via BusinessWire

MasteryConnect, will acquire Socrative

synopsis: Education technology leader MasteryConnect announced it is acquiring Socrative, a student response system that increases classroom engagement, for $5 million in cash and stock. The deal will add Socrative's real-time classroom assessment functionality to MasteryConnect's existing suite of cloud-based software and apps for learning in K-12 settings.
buyer: MasteryConnect
MasteryConnect is a market leader in curriculum, assessment and mastery learning tools for K-12. MasteryConnect supports teachers via its Mastery Learning Platform, as well as through their numerous apps on all Web-enabled devices. "
target: Socrative
Socrative supports teachers in formatively assessing their students with educational activities on all Web-enabled devices; including tablets, laptops and smartphones.
price ($mm)
$5.00
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