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Pearson plc, acquired Faethm

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, has acquired Faethm, a workforce AI and predictive analytics company in Australia. Faethm offers a SaaS platform that provides businesses with the data and analytics they need to shape their future of work. Their platform enables users to make data driven decisions that build resilient workforces.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,571.28)
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: Faethm
Faethm is a workforce AI and predictive analytics company in Australia. Faethm offers a unique SaaS platform that provides businesses with the data and analytics they need to shape their future of work. Their platform enables users to make data driven decisions that build resilient workforces.
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closed 5/11/2022 via Company Press Release

Visier, acquired Yva.ai, Inc.

synopsis: Vancouver-based Visier has acquired the assets of Yva.ai, a leading collaboration analytics vendor that shines light on employee well-being, satisfaction and productivity using AI and an innovative combination of deep collaboration analytics and peer polling for a rich understanding of employees, teams, and their work environments.
buyer: Visier
Visier is a global leader in people analytics, providing on-demand answers to people-powered businesses. Behind every great brand, product, or idea is the Human Truth, and the Visier People Cloud reveals the fundamental questions and actionable truths capable of elevating businesses to new heights. "
target: Yva.ai, Inc.
Yva.ai is a leading collaboration analytics company and the developer of an AI-driven real-time employee experience and performance platform that helps organizations by improving employee wellbeing and satisfaction, building employee listening culture, and driving work performance.
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closed 4/27/2022 via Company Press Release

Beamery, acquired Flux Work LLC

synopsis: UK-based Beamery, the leader in talent lifecycle management, has acquired Flux, an internal mobility platform that connects open development and work opportunities with best-fit internal talent, prioritizing employee growth and performance while propelling businesses forward.
buyer: Beamery
Based in the UK, Beamery's mission is to put talent transformation at the heart of every business. With Beamery, organizations have access to a single platform that delivers AI-driven business insights to unlock better human experiences, skills and potential across every department. "
target: Flux Work LLC
Flux is an internal mobility platform that helps employees grow while contributing to the work the business needs to get done. Employees are intelligently matched to opportunities they can excel at: from part-time projects and rotations, to learning, mentorship, or full-time roles.
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closed 2/23/2022 via finextra.com

Employment Hero, acquired KeyPay

synopsis: Employment Hero, an Australian HR, payroll and benefits platform for SMEs, has acquired KeyPay, a cloud-based workforce management and payroll solution in Australia. KeyPay automates the flow of data from employees across rosters, timesheets, leave management, and reporting, providing full client visibility of the pay run at all times.
buyer: Employment Hero
Employment Hero is an Australian HR, payroll and benefits platform for SMEs. Employment Hero provides a smarter way to manage HR, people, payroll and productivity. Their platform allows users to automate payrolls, manage employees, onboard new recruits, and more. "
target: KeyPay
KeyPay is a cloud-based workforce management and payroll solution in Australia. KeyPay automates the flow of data from employees across rosters, timesheets, leave management, and reporting, providing full client visibility of the pay run at all times.
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closed 2/15/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Perceptyx, Inc., acquired Cultivate Technology Inc.

synopsis: Perceptyx, the leading employee listening and people analytics platform, has acquired Cultivate, a digital leadership platform that leverages AI to scale coaching across the enterprise, enabling stronger workplace relationships and empowering people leaders.
buyer: Perceptyx, Inc.
Perceptyx is the leading employee survey and people analytics platform. Perceptyx has redefined the employee insights industry, delivering enterprise-level employee listening and people analytics to more than 400 clients, including nearly a third of the Fortune 100. "
target: Cultivate Technology Inc.
Cultivate is a digital leadership platform that leverages AI to scale coaching across the enterprise, enabling stronger workplace relationships and empowering people leaders.
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announced 11/24/2021 via BusinessWire

Hirewell, will acquire ICV

synopsis: Hirewell, a Chicago-based recruiting and staffing firm, will acquire ICV, an HR software company in Israel. ICV develops HR sourcing and matching solutions based on AI, natural language processing, and machine learning capabilities. Their solutions enable recruiting agencies and search firms to create an instant candidate funnel for every tech job.
buyer: Hirewell
Hirewell is a Chicago-based recruiting and staffing firm. Hirewell provides services for managed recruiting, interim talent solutions, and embedded on-demand recruiting. The company has recruiters dedicated to technology, digital marketing, creative, human resources, sales, and more. "
target: ICV
ICV is an HR software company in Israel. ICV develops advanced HR sourcing and matching solutions based on AI, natural language processing, and machine learning capabilities. Their solutions enable recruiting agencies and search firms to create an instant candidate funnel for every tech job.
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closed 7/14/2021 via PR Newswire

iSolved HCM, acquired TrenData

synopsis: isolved, an employee experience leader, has acquired predictive TrenData HR, a people analytics platform. The combination will help business leaders and HR professionals move from reactive to proactive human capital management (HCM) using sophisticated insights, simply delivered.
buyer: iSolved HCM
isolved is an employee experience leader, providing intuitive, people-first HCM (Human Capital Management) technology. The company's solutions are used to boost performance, increase productivity, and accelerate results while reducing risk. "
target: TrenData
TrenData is a cloud-based platform company providing AI-driven people analytics to address critical business needs. The company's solutions offer organizations robust HR metrics and trended analytics, thus allowing the C-Suite, HR leaders, and people managers to optimize workforce performance.
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closed 6/21/2018 via PR Newswire

Reflektive, acquired Shape Analytics

synopsis: Reflektive, the real-time performance management cloud company, has acquired Shape Analytics, a real-time intelligence and predictive analytics solution for workforce data. Reflektive will embed the new capability into its platform as Reflektive Analytics, bringing simple, drag-and-drop, customizable people analytics to every employee.
buyer: Reflektive
Reflektive is a leader in providing innovative, real-time performance management and analytics solutions for HR leaders and their agile organizations. Founded in 2014, Reflektive securely delivers Real-Time Feedback and Requests, Goal Management, Performance Reviews, and more. "
target: Shape Analytics
Shape is a platform for people analytics. It brings together people data from disparate sources across an organization, and provides comprehensive reporting, insights, and predictions on that data. Leading companies use Shape to help their people do their best work.
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closed 6/17/2010 via PR Newswire

SuccessFactors, Inc., acquired Inform Business Impact

synopsis: SuccessFactors, Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of Inform Business Impact, the global leader in analytics and workforce planning. With this strategic acquisition, SuccessFactors is the first company to offer business analytics and workforce planning as part of a comprehensive Business Execution Suite.
buyer: SuccessFactors, Inc. (US:SFSF:$205.93)
SuccessFactors is the global leader in Business Execution Software. The SuccessFactors Business Execution Suite improves business alignment and people performance to drive breakthrough results for companies of all sizes, anywhere in the world. "
target: Inform Business Impact
Inform Business Impact is the global leader in analytics and workforce planning. Over the 28 years since its founding in 1982, Inform's brilliant and highly experienced leadership team has crafted a rich set of analytics and workforce planning applications anchored by unique intellectual capital.
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announced 1/21/2021 via PR Web

Peoplefluent, Inc., will acquire Reflektive

synopsis: UK-based Learning Technologies Group plc, the provider of services and technologies for digital learning and talent management, will acquire Reflektive Inc, a leading performance management software provider. Reflektive will join LTG’s PeopleFluent business, integrating its solution with the existing PeopleFluent talent management portfolio.
buyer parent: Learning Technologies Group
buyer: Peoplefluent, Inc.
As a market leader in integrated talent management and learning solutions, PeopleFluent helps companies hire, develop, reward, and advance their workforce. The company's software spans recruitment, talent mobility, performance, compensation, succession, org charting, and learning. "
target: Reflektive
Reflektive is a provider of innovative, real-time performance management solutions for HR leaders and their agile organizations. Reflektive securely delivers Real-Time Feedback and Requests, Goal Management, Performance Reviews, and Check-Ins applications in the cloud for clients around the world.
price ($mm)
$14
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$14
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closed 2/12/2020 via Company Press Release

SD Worx VZW, acquired Pointlogic

synopsis: Belgian HR service provider SD Worx has acquired Pointlogic HR, a supplier of innovative software for reward and management solutions and associated consulting services in the Netherlands and Belgium. Pointlogic HR's Inspire Reward Communication platform allows employees to see the value of their total pay package as well as any fringe benefits.
buyer: SD Worx VZW
Belgium-based SD Worx is a supplier of people solutions, enabling organisations to use HR to deliver added value to their businesses. SD Worx is the co-founder of the Payroll Services Alliance, a global strategic network of payroll companies that together handle 32 million payroll calculations. "
target parent: The Nielsen Company, Inc.
target: Pointlogic
Netherlands-based Pointlogic HR helps organisations in the field of reward management solutions. The company helps its clients with cloud-based solutions that provide real added value for both individuals and organisations.
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closed 5/15/2020 via GlobeNewswire

iCIMS, acquired Opening,io

synopsis: iCIMS, Inc., the market-leading cloud recruiting platform provider, announced the acquisition of Opening.io, the Ireland-based data science company that powers best-in-class artificial intelligence for talent.
buyer: iCIMS
iCIMS is the leading cloud platform for recruiting. iCIMS enables companies to manage and scale their recruiting programs through an award-winning end-to-end talent acquisition platform and an ecosystem of nearly 300 integrated partners. "
target: Opening,io
Opening.io leverages machine intelligence on top of large-scale recruitment processes, empowering recruiting and talent management teams to make data-driven decisions individually and at scale. The core of Opening.io technology is its cognitive talent recommender engine.
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closed 1/31/2018 via Company Press Release

PeopleStrong HR Services Pvt. Ltd., acquired GrownOut Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: PeopleStrong, India’s leading SaaS HR Technology and Solutions company, announced the acquisition of GrownOut, a B2B SaaS referral platform. GrownOut makes hiring easy, quick and fun by revolutionizing the way referrals are managed, ensuring that a company gets the network of all its employees first hand.
buyer: PeopleStrong HR Services Pvt. Ltd.
PeopleStrong is a leading human resource solutions and technology company from India. Its key offerings include the SaaS based HR Technology PeopleStrong Alt – powered by Mobile App and Artificial Intelligence, Recruitment Process Outsourcing, and Human Capital Management. "
target: GrownOut Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
GrownOut develops a SaaS referral hiring, social media hiring, and recruitment process software solution. Their platform uses big data to match the talent from a pool of professionals, and helps users find talent similar and familiar to their employees and hire with them to improve retention.
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closed 12/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

HighGround, acquired Yoi Corporation

synopsis: HighGround, a transformational employee engagement platform provider, has acquired Yoi Corporation, a leader in predictive situational coachingi. Yoi’s cloud-based platform leverages advanced analytics to significantly accelerate an employee’s ramp to productivity.
buyer: HighGround
HighGround offers the first HR cloud platform designed for the employee to help companies build highly engaged and high-performing cultures through continuous feedback, ongoing employee development and real-time recognition. "
target: Yoi Corporation
Yoi is a SaaS platform leveraging advanced analytics to significantly accelerate an employee’s ramp to productivity, while boosting engagement and retention.
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closed 4/6/2022 via BusinessWire

Kazoo, acquired WorkTango

synopsis: Kazoo, the leading employee experience platform, has acquired WorkTango, the Toronto-based employee experience survey and people analytics company that gives employees a voice and leaders actionable insights to create a more engaged workforce.
buyer: Kazoo
Kazoo helps companies create a strong, connected culture that attracts and keeps the best and brightest. The Kazoo Employee Experience Platform brings together everything companies need to create a high-performing, connected culture regardless of where their employees work or what device they use. "
target: WorkTango
WorkTango is a Toronto-based employee experience survey and people analytics company. The WorkTango platform creates space for employees to have a voice and helps companies easily gather frequent feedback for any engagement, transformation, or feedback initiative.
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closed 11/18/2021 via PR Newswire

PageUp People, acquired PathMotion

synopsis: Australia-based PageUp has acquired PathMotion, a French SaaS platform that allows organizations to create highly relevant employee-generated content to attract and engage quality applicants. PathMotion's AI-powered discussion platform makes it easy for organizations to connect candidates to real employees and share authentic employee content.
buyer: PageUp People
Based in Australia, PageUp's platform optimizes each step of the talent management lifecycle so that everyone can reach their full potential. PageUp Talent Management software enhances HR processes with technology that HR professionals, people leaders and employees love to use. "
target: PathMotion
Based in France, PathMotion is a branded AI powered discussion platform where selected employees share their career stories in text and video format by answering candidates' questions.
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closed 7/21/2021 via BusinessWire

COYO, acquired Jubiwee

synopsis: COYO, the leading social intranet and employee communications platform in Germany, has acquired Jubiwee, an employee engagement platform in France. Jubiwee enables businesses to track their team's morale in real time. Their platform provides HR managers with the analytics they need to improve employee engagement and retention.
buyer: COYO
COYO is a leading social intranet and employee communications platform in Germany. COYO makes it possible businesses to reach all of their employees at the same time. Their platform makes work more creative and flexible, improving both communication and collaboration throughout the company. "
target: Jubiwee
Jubiwee is an employee engagement platform in France. Jubiwee enables businesses to track their team's morale in real time and identify topics that could lead to disengagement. Their platform provides HR managers with the analytics they need to improve employee engagement and retention.
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closed 7/14/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Perceptyx, Inc., acquired waggl

synopsis: Perceptyx, the leading employee listening and people analytics platform, has acquired Waggl, an employee feedback solution that crowdsources employee comments and ideas in real-time, and CultureIQ. Waggl will be integrated into Perceptyx's platform, giving customers a critical new listening post for their employee experience strategies.
buyer: Perceptyx, Inc.
Perceptyx is the leading employee survey and people analytics platform. Perceptyx has redefined the employee insights industry, delivering enterprise-level employee listening and people analytics to more than 400 clients, including nearly a third of the Fortune 100. "
target: waggl
Waggl is an Employee Voice platform that crowdsources real-time insight to drive faster action and alignment around critical business topics. Waggl is a dialogue-first approach to engagement that creates shared ownership through inclusive team-based action planning.
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closed 3/13/2020 via PR Newswire

The Mom Project, Inc, acquired Werk Enterprises, Inc.

synopsis: The Mom Project, the leader in helping Enterprises attract and retain female talent, announced its acquisition of Werk, a first-of-its-kind people analytics platform that puts flexibility insights and data into the hands of companies to help them work smarter.
buyer: The Mom Project, Inc
The Mom Project is the career destination for moms. Through their digital marketplace and community, they connect professionally accomplished women with world-class companies. "
target: Werk Enterprises, Inc.
Werk is a fast-growing enterprise SaaS platform based in New York City. They help companies improve their employee experience through flexibility. Werk uses behavioral science, predictive analytics, and on-platform solutions to drive productivity, retention, and engagement among employees.
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closed 12/19/2019 via Company Press Release

Cravety, LLC, acquired MotiveX Solutions

synopsis: Data analytics and experience design firm Cravety has acquired MotiveX, a company that uses technology, science, and psychology to provide insights to help leaders create a more fulfilled workforce. The acquisition reflects Cravety’s expansion into technology solutions and its leadership in the employee experience and customer experience markets.
buyer: Cravety, LLC
Cravety’s flagship product Motivator Insights helps customers improve retention and productivity in the workplace. Headquartered in Maryland, Cravety’s services also include extensive consulting, training, and data analytics. "
target: MotiveX Solutions
MotiveX uses technology, science, and psychology to develop solutions that reduce turnover, drive engagement and discretionary effort and enable behavioral change. The MotiveX Pollsify Assessment Suite empowers organizations to align employees’ motivations with their job roles and work environments.
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closed 9/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Pearson plc, acquired Faethm

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, has acquired Faethm, a workforce AI and predictive analytics company in Australia. Faethm offers a SaaS platform that provides businesses with the data and analytics they need to shape their future of work. Their platform enables users to make data driven decisions that build resilient workforces.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,571.28)
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: Faethm
Faethm is a workforce AI and predictive analytics company in Australia. Faethm offers a unique SaaS platform that provides businesses with the data and analytics they need to shape their future of work. Their platform enables users to make data driven decisions that build resilient workforces.
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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:$4,571.28)
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 1/31/2022 via PR Newswire

Pearson plc, acquired Credly

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, announced it has acquired Credly, the leading digital credential service provider, helping the world recognize lifelong achievement with the most popular platforms for verifying, sharing, and managing digital credentials and badges.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,571.28)
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: Credly
Credly is the leading digital credential service provider, helping the world recognize lifelong achievement with the most popular platforms for verifying, sharing, and managing digital credentials and badges.
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$140
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closed 9/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Pearson plc, acquired Faethm

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, has acquired Faethm, a workforce AI and predictive analytics company in Australia. Faethm offers a SaaS platform that provides businesses with the data and analytics they need to shape their future of work. Their platform enables users to make data driven decisions that build resilient workforces.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,571.28)
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: Faethm
Faethm is a workforce AI and predictive analytics company in Australia. Faethm offers a unique SaaS platform that provides businesses with the data and analytics they need to shape their future of work. Their platform enables users to make data driven decisions that build resilient workforces.
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announced 3/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Arco Platform Limited, will acquire COC and Dom Bosco

synopsis: Arco Platform Limited, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Pearson Brazil to acquire COC and Dom Bosco, two important K-12 learning systems in Brazil. COC and Dom Bosco have over 50 years of academic track record in Brazil, serving over 800 partner schools and around 210,000 students in all regions of the country.
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 parent: Pearson plc
target: COC and Dom Bosco
COC and Dom Bosco are two important K-12 learning systems in Brazil that have over 50 years of academic track record. They serve over 800 partner schools and around 210,000 students in the country, from pre-K to high school and pre-university.
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$158
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closed 2/26/2021 via PR Newswire

Pearson plc, acquired Spotlight Education

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, announced the acquisition of Spotlight Education, a company that utilizes unique, proprietary technology to turn education data into personalized video reports available in over 30 languages. Spotlight was founded in 2012 to help educators and parents make decisions about their student's education.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,571.28)
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: Spotlight Education
Spotlight was founded in 2012 to help educators and parents better understand and make decisions about their student's education. The company has worked with schools, districts, and education companies to deliver millions of personalized reports.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BusinessWire

GigXR, Inc., purchased Immersive Learning Group from Pearson plc

synopsis: GIGXR has acquired the Immersive Learning Group from Pearson PLC. The assets acquired comprise Immersive Learning Group's holographic content management platform and suite of applications and its operating business, including the existing base of users, strategic partnerships, and related intellectual property, such as HoloPatient and HoloHuman.
buyer: GigXR, Inc.
GIGXR is a SaaS platform delivering extended reality learning applications for medical and nursing schools, higher education, healthcare, and enterprise globally. GIGXR simplifies complex real-life scenarios, reduces learning costs, and improves outcomes for institutions, enterprises, and students. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,571.28)
The Pearson Immersive Learning Group’s assets consist of its holographic content management platform, a suite of applications, and operating business, including the existing base of users, strategic partnerships, and related intellectual property, such as HoloPatient and HoloHuman.
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closed 11/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Pearson plc, acquired Lumerit

synopsis: Pearson, the world's learning company, has acquired Lumerit Education, an EdTech company that helps address the issues of college degree completion and affordability in the consumer and corporate markets. Lumerit uses data and analytics to match learner profiles to academic programs to enable more people to prosper in their lives through learning.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,571.28)
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: Lumerit
Lumerit is an education technology company and primary content provider. Through its Lumerit Scholar program, the company addresses the issues of college degree completion and affordability in the consumer, corporate, and international markets, using its flexible proprietary technology platform.
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closed 3/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Asteri Holdings, purchased Digital Assets from Prima Games

synopsis: Asteri Holdings announced the acquisition of the digital assets of Prima Games from DK Publishers. Prima Games was founded in 1990 and was shut down in November 2018 after a 28-year run. The digital assets of Prima Games include its website, which is a portal to gaming news and guide content.
buyer: Asteri Holdings
ASTERI creates entertainment products through unique data analytics technology. ASTERI builds data-informed entertainment products such as mobile games, websites and online games, and monetizes them through a number of effective channels. "
seller parent: Pearson plc
seller: Prima Games
The digital assets of Prima Games include its website, which is a portal to gaming news and guide content.
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closed 2/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nexus Capital Management LP, purchased US K-12 Courseware Business from Pearson plc

synopsis: Pearson has sold its U.S K-12 courseware business to Nexus Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. The assets in this sale involve the majority of the print and digital instructional resources on Pearson’s K-12 schools website, including Elevate Science, enVision Math, iLit and myView Literacy.
buyer: Nexus Capital Management LP
Nexus Capital Management was formed in 2013 to make opportunistic debt and equity investments in a broad range of companies and industries. Their Founding Partners have invested together for almost 20 years through multiple economic and financial cycles. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,571.28)
The assets involve the majority of the print and digital instructional resources on Pearson’s K-12 schools website, including Elevate Science, enVision Math, iLit and myView Literacy.
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announced 4/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Credly, will acquire Acclaim

synopsis: Credly will acquire Pearson’s Acclaim badging business in response to global demand for digital credentialing and talent recognition. Acclaim's goal is to help individuals move forward professionally. Acclaim accomplishes this by partnering with respected brands to promote individuals’ skills and achievements through badging.
buyer: Credly
Credly empowers the recognition of lifelong achievement by offering the leading platforms for verifying, sharing and managing digital badges and credentials. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Acclaim
Acclaim's goal is to help individuals move forward professionally. Acclaim accomplishes this by partnering with respected brands to promote individuals’ skills and achievements through badging. Through Acclaim, job seekers tell the full story of their professional lives with credible information.
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closed 3/15/2018 via PE Hub

Baring Private Equity Asia, CITIC Capital, acquired Wall Street English

synopsis: Baring Private Equity Asia (“BPEA”) and CITIC Capital Holdings Limited announced their affiliated private equity funds have acquired Wall Street English (“WSE”), the world’s leading provider of English language training to adults, from Pearson Plc.
buyer: CITIC Capital
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of the largest and most established private alternative investment firms in Asia, with total committed capital of over USD11 billion. Founded in 2002, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited is an alternative investment management and advisory company. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Wall Street English
Wall Street English is the premier provider of English language instruction for individuals and corporate clients around the world. Wall Street English has over 40 years of experience of teaching English and has touched the lives of over 2 million students in 450 centers in 28 countries worldwide.
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$300
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announced 10/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

APA Publications UK Ltd., will acquire Rough Guides Ltd.

synopsis: APA Publications, the publisher of the Insight Guides and Berlitz travel and language-learning guides, will acquire Rough Guides from Dorling Kindersley, a publisher of reference books for adults and children. Rough Guides is a travel publisher known for their accurate and up-to-date content. Their guidebooks cover over 120 worldwide destinations.
buyer: APA Publications UK Ltd.
APA Publications (APA) is the publisher of the Insight Guides and Berlitz travel and language-learning guides. They have over 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. APA produces around 400 full-colour titles and covers more than 200 destinations across the globe. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Rough Guides Ltd.
Rough Guides is a leading travel publisher known for its “tell it like it is” attitude, accurate, up-to-date content and authoritative contemporary writing. Rough Guides publishes guidebooks on more than 120 worldwide destinations and dictionary phrasebooks for 18 languages.
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Pu-Xin Education, acquired Global Education & Technology Group Limited

synopsis: Pearson is announcing that it has completed the sale of Global Education (GEDU) to Puxin Education. GEDU is a leading provider of English language training and test preparation for Chinese students wishing to study abroad.
buyer: Pu-Xin Education
Puxin Education is a private education company providing tutorial program for K-12 education, overseas test prep and college admission counselling services in China. It offers comprehensive programs for kindergarten to Grade 12 on many subjects including English, Chinese and all Science subjects. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Global Education & Technology Group Limited (GEDU:$52.36)
Global Education (GEDU) is a leading education company focused on English language training and test preparation for students wishing to study abroad, providing a range of world-class products and services including pre-test trainings on IELTS and TOEFL, as well as some international curriculums.
price ($mm)
$80
rev ($mm)
$100
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired TutorVista

synopsis: Bangalore-based ed-tech startup Byju’s has acquired online education company TutorVista Global Pvt. Ltd from British media and publishing group Pearson Plc. The deal also includes Edurite Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a provider of technology solutions to the education sector that TutorVista acquired in 2007.
buyer: Byju's
Based in Bangalore, Byju is a creator of K-12 learning app which offers adaptive, engaging and effective learning programs for students in classes 4-12 (K-12) and competitive exams like JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS, GRE and GMAT. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: TutorVista
TutorVista was founded in 2005 by Krishnan Ganesh and wife Meena Ganesh as an online tutoring firm. It has since then expanded its presence across the ed-tech value chain. The firm provides digital content and technology platforms to private and government schools under long-term contracts.
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closed 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

MoveEdu, purchased Microlins, People and SOS from Pearson plc

synopsis: Grupo Prepara (MoveEdu), one of the largest franchise networks in Brazil, has acquired the three vocational teaching brands: Microlins, People and SOS from Pearson plc. The three brands operate franchise networks of vocational schools in Brazil.
buyer: MoveEdu
MoveEdu, based in Brazil, is born as leader of the segment and becomes the largest network of vocational education in the country in number of schools. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,571.28)
Microlins, People (People Formação Completa) and SOS (S.O.S Tecnologia e Educação) operate franchise networks of vocational schools in Brazil.
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closed 4/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

CL Educate Limited, acquired ETEN

synopsis: CL Educate Limited (CL), India’s leading education & knowledge services provider, has acquired ETEN, the test preparation business division of Pearson’s IndiaCan Education Private Ltd (“IndiaCan”). ETEN is a pioneer in tech-based satellite coaching for CA & IAS and has a strong brand with a wide VSAT network in India.
buyer: CL Educate Limited (BSE:540403:$43.09)
CL Educate Limited (CL), is India’s leading education & knowledge services provider. CL Educate operates through two segments, which include Education and training program (including sale of study material) and Vocational training. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: ETEN
ETEN is the test preparation business division of Pearson’s IndiaCan Education Private Ltd (“IndiaCan”). ETEN is a pioneer in tech-based satellite coaching for CA (Chartered Accountancy) & IAS (Indian Administrative Services) and has a strong brand with a wide VSAT network in India.
price ($mm)
$0.93
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 11/11/2016 via Company Press Release

GlobalEnglish Corporation, acquired GlobalEnglish Corporation

synopsis: Following the closure of a successful management buyout, GlobalEnglish announced the company as the new, independent leader in the Business English language learning market. The management buyout from Pearson, the world’s leading education company, was led by GlobalEnglish’s Karine Allouche Salanon, along with other organizational leaders.
buyer: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate.
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closed 11/10/2015 via PR Newswire

itslearning, acquired Fronter

synopsis: itslearning AS, a market leading learning management system provider, announced the company has acquired Scandinavian-based learning management system Fronter from Pearson. The two companies have joined forces under the itslearning brand to continue to develop the best learning platform for education worldwide.
buyer: itslearning
itslearning is positioned at the heart of education, offering a cloud-based learning platform that helps teachers and learners support, improve and transform their learning and teaching processes. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Fronter
Fronter has built a learning platform which provides easy-to-use tools for secure online education and collaboration. Teachers use the platform to create, store and repurpose learning resources and coursework which their students access online.
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closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Nikkei Inc., acquired The Financial Times Ltd

synopsis: Nikkei Inc., the publisher of Japan's leading business daily, said that it has completed the acquisition of the Financial Times from Pearson, the U.K.-based education and publishing giant. The Financial Times is a newspaper known for its extensive global coverage of economic news.
buyer: Nikkei Inc.
Nikkei Inc. acts as an operating holding company with newspaper businesses as a core. Group operations range from books, magazines to digital media, database service, broadcasting and other activities such as economic/cultural events. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,310 [$1,281]
rev ($mm)
$521
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/4/2015 via paidContent.org

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Pearson plc has sold its PowerSchool business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most widely used web-based SIS in North America.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on software and technology businesses. Vista Equity Partners understands the software business model and has specific operational improvements to create value, which they combine with a unique perspective. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: PowerSchool Inc. (:$528.60)
PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most used web-based SIS in North America.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
$97
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/15/2007 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint Capital Limited, acquired Wolters Kluwer Education

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company, today announced the completion of the sale of its Education division to Bridgepoint Capital Limited. Regulatory approvals were received, and customary closing conditions have been met.
buyer: Bridgepoint Capital Limited (:$353.32)
Bridgepoint is a leading European provider of private equity with a 25-year track record of investing in established businesses and working with management to create value within companies across Europe. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Wolters Kluwer Education
Wolters Kluwer Education is the leading provider of primary, secondary, and vocational educational material, content and services in seven European countries (the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Austria, and Hungary).
price ($mm)
$1,032
rev ($mm)
$421
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Platinum Equity, LLC, acquired McGraw-Hill

synopsis: Platinum Equity, a global investment firm, has acquired McGraw Hill, a global leader in educational content and digital platforms, from funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management.
buyer: Platinum Equity, LLC
Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $19 billion of assets under management and a portfolio of approximately 40 operating companies that serve customers around the world. Platinum Equity specializes in mergers, acquisitions, and operations—a trademarked strategy it calls M&A&O."
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: McGraw-Hill
McGraw Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that drive results for students, parents, educators and professionals. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,500 [$6,388]
rev ($mm)
$1,545
EBITDA ($mm)
$384
EV / rev
4.1x
EV / EBITDA
16.6x
cancelled 5/5/2020 via BNC Analysis

McGraw-Hill cancelled merger with Cengage Learning,

synopsis: Publishers Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education have terminated plans to merge after scrutiny from regulators. Cengage and McGraw-Hill Education’s goal of creating one giant educational publisher has been abandoned, the publishers announced.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,313.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: McGraw-Hill
McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals drive results. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives.
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closed 3/22/2013 via PR Newswire

Apollo Global Management, acquired McGraw-Hill Education

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies completed the sale of its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
Apollo Global Management, LLC is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. They focus their investments in areas where they can capitalize upon their integrated platform. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,400 [$2,521]
rev ($mm)
$2,223
EBITDA ($mm)
$371
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
closed 3/20/2007 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Anker Publishing Co. Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today that it has acquired the publishing assets of Anker Publishing Company, Inc., an independent publisher of books and periodicals for professionals in higher education, located in Bolton, Massachusetts. Anker Publishing's annual revenue is approximately $ 1 million.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target: Anker Publishing Co. Inc.
Anker Publishing Company, Inc. is an independent publisher of professional books, periodicals, and other information media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

RED Driving School, acquired NFE Group Ltd

synopsis: RED Driving School, the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK, has acquired the NFE Group Ltd, a driver training firm in the UK. NFE provides fleet driver training services for all vehicle types. Their training products include risk assessments, advanced driver training, trailer training and stress management.
buyer: RED Driving School
RED Driving School is the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. RED operates in England, Scotland and Wales and has nearly 1,500 driving instructors. It is headquartered in Billingham, Teeside. "
target: NFE Group Ltd
The NFE Group is a driver training firm in the UK. NFE provides fleet driver training services for all vehicle types. Their training products include risk assessments, advanced driver training, trailer training and stress management. The group also organises car launch events, roadshows and more.
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closed 10/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Ryan Konikoff, acquired Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.

synopsis: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. recently announced new ownership with Chief Operating Officer Ryan Konikoff acquiring the majority share. Rock The House Founder and CEO Matt Radicelli will remain at the helm of the company. Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company.
buyer: Ryan Konikoff
Ryan Konikoff is the Chief Operating Officer at Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. He specializes in Tour Managing, Cruise Ships, Music Festivals, and Audio / Visual & special event design. "
target: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.
Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company. RTH provides world-class event lighting, A/V production services, videography, DJs, photo booths, and more for Corporate Events, Meetings and Conferences, Weddings and just about any other type of event.
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closed 10/21/2015 via PR Newswire

The Freeman Companies, acquired Staging Connections Group Limited

synopsis: Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Staging Connections Group Limited, a leader in event staging that provides a total event management solution for audio visual, styling and theming, set design and content through to digital and social media evert service such as webcasting.
buyer: The Freeman Companies
Freeman & Co. is one of Wall Street's premier providers of independent financial services advice offering mergers and acquisitions and related advisory services, capital raising, underwriting, strategic management consulting and competitor benchmarking data and analysis to financial institutions. "
target: Staging Connections Group Limited (AU:STG:$124.76)
Staging Connections has been creating events for nearly 30 years. As the leader in event staging they offer a total event management solution for audio visual, styling and theming, set design and content through to digital and social media event service such as webcasting, Event Feed and Event Poll.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/6/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired ProGenealogists, Inc.

synopsis: Ancestry.com Inc. announced that it has acquired leading professional genealogy research firm, ProGenealogists, Inc. ProGenealogists specializes in genealogical, forensic and family history research.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 2 million paying subscribers. Over 10 billion records have been added to the site in the past 15 years. Ancestry users have created more than 39 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles. "
target: ProGenealogists, Inc.
ProGenealogists, Inc. is a consortium of professional genealogists who specialize in genealogical, forensic, and family history research. The firm services thousands of professional, government, media, and individual clients worldwide.
price ($mm)
$1.10
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Outsell, Inc., purchased business research division from Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: Eduventures, higher education’s leading learning collaborative research and consulting company, and Outsell, Inc., a syndicated research and advisory firm for companies in the information industry, jointly announced Outsell’s acquisition of Eduventures’ business research division.
buyer: Outsell, Inc.
Outsell is the leading research and advisory firm providing actionable market analytics for the information industry. Outsell helps publishers, commercial information providers, and content software technology vendors identify, maintain, and grow markets and revenue streams. "
seller parent: Invus Group LLC
seller: Eduventures, Inc.
The worldwide authority on the education industry, Eduventures supports the growth of organizations operating in the pre-K-12, postsecondary, and corporate learning markets. Founded in 1993, Eduventures is privately held and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/13/2007 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Company, acquired Harcourt, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company and its parent, Education Media and Publishing Group Limited, announced that Houghton Mifflin has completed the acquisition of the Harcourt Education, Harcourt Trade and Greenwood-Heinemann divisions from Reed Elsevier.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Harcourt, Inc. (HMHC:$1,050.80)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class pre-K–12 educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators
price ($mm)
$4,000
rev ($mm)
$1,637
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Invus Group LLC, Knowledge Investment Partners LLC, acquired Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: Invus Group LLC and Knowledge Investment Partners LLC have bought a controlling stake in Eduventures Inc., a supplier of research and analysis for the education market, for an undisclosed amount.
buyer: Invus Group LLC
buyer: Knowledge Investment Partners LLC
Invus, New York, primarily is a private equity firm with committed capital in excess of $3 billion. It is the exclusive investment adviser of Artal Luxembourg SA, a European investment company, and has invested in more than 80 companies over the past 20 years. "
target: Eduventures, Inc.
The worldwide authority on the education industry, Eduventures supports the growth of organizations operating in the pre-K-12, postsecondary, and corporate learning markets. Founded in 1993, Eduventures is privately held and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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EV / rev
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announced 6/16/2021 via Company Press Release

NPM Capital NV, will acquire Infinitas Learning

synopsis: Infinitas Learning, parent company of educational publishing houses Noordhoff (Netherlands), Liber (Sweden) and Plantyn (Belgium), is set to return to Dutch ownership. Current owner Compass Partners signed an agreement to sell Infinitas to the family-owned investment firm NPM Capital.
buyer parent: SHV Holdings N.V.
buyer: NPM Capital NV
NPM Capital was founded in 1948 to provide venture capital to Dutch businesses in the context of post-war reconstruction. In line with the development of venture capital and private equity, the private equity firm experienced strong growth in the 1980s and was listed on the stock exchange from 1987."
target parent: Compass Partners International LLP
target: Infinitas Learning
Infinitas Learning is a key European provider of innovative products and services for learning and education. They help learners to realize their full potential. Their brands offer a comprehensive suite of educational tools that are used in primary and secondary schools.
price ($mm)
$4.98
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/27/2007 via PR Newswire

CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC, acquired Benziger Publishing

synopsis: CFM Religion Publishing Group (CFM), LLC, today announced the acquisitions of RCL -- Resources for Christian Living from RCL Enterprises, Inc. and the Benziger product line from McGraw-Hill Education. The two groups will be combined to form RCL/Benziger Publishing, which will be focused on the Catholic market and based in Allen, Texas.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC
CFM Religion Publishing Group provides Christian resources and publications for families, churches, schools and religious organizations. The Company offers true-to-the-Bible materials including classroom and group-based curricula, books, and magazines, as well as Christian-themed toys and games. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Benziger Publishing
Benziger strives to provide the most innovative and comprehensive catechetical material for the Catholic parish. Benziger differentiates itself in several important ways.
price ($mm)
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closed 4/15/2004 via BusinessWire

Triumph Learning, acquired Buckle Down Publishing Company

synopsis: Haights Cross Communications, Inc. announced that it completed the acquisition of Buckle Down Publishing Company on April 15, 2004. Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Buckle Down was founded in 1982 and is one of the nation's leading publishers of test preparation materials for high-stakes state tests.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Triumph Learning
A comprehensive provider of print and software preparation materials for state and national tests, Triumph Learning has a highly successful 19-year track record of publishing high-quality materials proven to help students master the standards assessed on high stakes state tests. Triumph Learning cr "
target: Buckle Down Publishing Company
Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Buckle Down was founded in 1982 and is one of the nation's leading publishers of test preparation materials for high-stakes state tests.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
9.8x
closed 2/24/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Verisk Analytics Inc, acquired Infutor Data Solutions

synopsis: Verisk, a leading global data analytics provider, announced it has acquired Infutor, a leading provider of identity resolution and consumer intelligence data.
buyer: Verisk Analytics Inc (NasdaqGS:VRSK:$2,998.60)
Verisk Analytics provides predictive analytics and decision support solutions to customers in the insurance, energy and specialized markets, and financial services industries. The company’s analytic solutions address insurance underwriting and claims, fraud, regulatory compliance, and more. "
target: Infutor Data Solutions
Infutor provides real-time identity resolution and consumer intelligence to marketers and the platforms and data companies that build products to serve marketers.
price ($mm)
$199
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/20/2021 via Company Press Release

A Pass Educational Group, LLC, acquired Victory Productions

synopsis: A Pass Educational Group, LLC (A Pass), a national leader in custom education content development, has acquired Victory Productions, another leading content development house for learning companies and organizations.
buyer: A Pass Educational Group, LLC
A Pass Educational Group, LLC works with educational publishers and other organizations to develop customized educational/training content. Their more than 2,000 contractors include writers, editors, subject matter experts, instructional designers, and artists. "
target: Victory Productions
Victory Productions was founded in 1995 by Victoria Porras. Victory creates integrated learning experiences, from designing and aligning curriculum to enhancing professional practice. Their combined expertise and close collaboration enable them to connect every phase of the learning continuum.
price ($mm)
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closed 8/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

NerdWallet, Inc., acquired Know Your Money

synopsis: NerdWallet, a personal finance company that aims to provide clarity for all of life's financial decisions, has acquired Know Your Money, an independent financial comparison website in the UK. Know Your Money allows users to compare credit cards, loans, mortgages, business bank accounts, insurance, and more.
buyer: NerdWallet, Inc.
NerdWallet is a personal finance company that aims to provide clarity for all of life's financial decisions. NerdWallet provides tools and advice that make it easy to expertly pay off debt, choose the best financial products and services and tackle major life goals, like buying a house. "
target: Know Your Money
Know Your Money is an independent financial comparison website in the UK. Know Your Money aims to provide clear, accurate and transparent comparisons for a wide range of financial products. The site allows users to compare credit cards, loans, mortgages, business bank accounts, insurance, and more.
price ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Leisure Time Group, acquired Lime & Soda

synopsis: Leisure Time Group, New Zealand, has purchased Auckland-based event management company; Lime & Soda. Lime & Soda are a full-service creative event management company specialising in conferences, team building, corporate events, festivals, event styling, and event concepts.
buyer: Leisure Time Group
Leisure Time Group is a family owned and operated New Zealand travel and event management company that have been providing inspirational and unforgettable experiences since 1987. "
target: Lime & Soda
Lime & Soda is an Auckland-based event management company. Lime & Soda are a full-service creative event management company specialising in conferences, team building, corporate events, festivals, event styling, and event concepts.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Entropia Group, purchased 360 Video Business from Vostok VR

synopsis: The 360-video business of Singapore-based virtual reality company Vostok VR has been acquired by independent Malaysian agency Entropia. Vostok VR was launched in Singapore in June 2014. Vostok VR's 360 Video Business offers 360 video production for social media and documentaries.
buyer: Entropia Group
ENTROPIA is a new age data-driven marketing consultancy based in Malaysia. Its vision is to help brands in the digital age, add more happiness to people's lives via highly relevant, delightful & authentic connections. "
seller: Vostok VR
Vostok VR's 360 Video Business offers 360 video production for social media and documentaries. It produced Happyland360, a critically acclaimed documentary that was one of the first 360 documentaries in Southeast Asia. 360 video is a tool to help brands convey messages in an unforgettable way.
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rev ($mm)
$47.32
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.48
EBIT ($mm)
$6.20
Net Income ($mm)
$4.91
Employees
365
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Ticker: ASX:PYG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PayGroup Ltd
PayGroup Ltd
Headquartered in Melbourne Australia, PayGroup is the holding company of Pay Asia Pte Limited. Pay Asia, headquartered in Singapore, is a trusted provider of Multi-Country Payroll and cloud based Software as a Service (SaaS) Human Resource Outsourcing Solutions.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$10.29
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.02)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.09)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
229
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Ticker: VCSY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.
Vertical Computer Systems, Inc.
Vertical Computer Systems, Inc. is a provider of administrative software, Internet core technologies, and derivative software application products through its distribution network.
year
2009
rev ($mm)
$5.40
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.97)
Net Income ($mm)
$3.50
Employees
26
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Ticker: IACH
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Information Architects Corporation
Information Architects Corporation
The company focuses on investigating acquisition partners and targets, as well as new business lines and services to add to existing software resources and enhance its ability to market its perceptre software asset.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($1.66)
Net Income ($mm)
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Ticker: ASX:RNL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Rision Limited
Rision Limited
Rision is an intuitive team planning and analytics platform that solves the complex people problems that can slow business down. The system lets users roster and schedule staff, fill last-minute shifts and get real time analytics on team performance in minutes, not hours.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$0.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.24)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.24)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: PCTY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paylocity
Paylocity
Paylocity is a leading provider of cloud-based HR and payroll software solutions. Paylocity offers an intuitive, easy-to-use product suite that helps businesses tackle challenges while moving them toward the promise of tomorrow.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$681.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$84.95
EBIT ($mm)
$64.86
Net Income ($mm)
$89.29
Employees
4150
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Ticker: TSXV:CHS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Comprehensive Healthcare Systems Inc.
Comprehensive Healthcare Systems Inc.
Comprehensive Healthcare Systems Inc. is a vertically integrated software as a services (SaaS) company focused on digitizing healthcare with Telehealth and Healthcare Benefits Administration solutions, providing reliable and high-volume transaction capable systems.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: JASDAQ:3910
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MKSystem
MKSystem
MKSystem Corporation provides cloud services in Japan. It offers system development and ASP services for social insurance labor consultant offices and corporations, labor insurance administration associations, SR Labor and management centers, and general corporate human resources.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$10.19
EBITDA ($mm)
$3.62
EBIT ($mm)
$3.17
Net Income ($mm)
$2.07
Employees
44
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Ticker:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ceridian Corporation
Ceridian Corporation
Ceridian is a global human capital management software company. Dayforce, their flagship cloud Human Capital Management (HCM) platform, provides human resources, payroll, benefits, workforce management, and talent management functionality.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$964.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.90
EBIT ($mm)
($25.70)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
5974
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Ticker: NYSE:SPGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S&P Global
S&P Global
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company’s divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.
year
2022
rev ($mm)
$8,297.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$4,461.00
EBIT ($mm)
$4,283.00
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: LSE:PSON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pearson plc
Pearson plc
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.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$4,571.28
EBITDA ($mm)
$792.11
EBIT ($mm)
$248.03
Net Income ($mm)
$212.03
Employees
20000
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Ticker: LTM
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Life Time, Inc.
Life Time, Inc.
Life Time is a leading fitness and event company that helps organizations, communities and individuals to achieve their athletic aspirations and fitness goals. Life Time operates fitness centers in more than 150 locations in the U.S. and Canada. The company also produces iconic athletic events.
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$1,013.67
EBITDA ($mm)
$272.11
EBIT ($mm)
$173.27
Net Income ($mm)
$92.62
Employees
7000
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: OM:2E
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2E Group AB
2E Group is one of the leading actors in the Scandinavian experience industry. Every year, group companies arrange live entertainment and meaningful meetings for more than 1.8 million guests – both private individuals and business clients.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$88.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.54
EBIT ($mm)
$0.82
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
Employees
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Ticker: SXI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Standex International
Standex International (NYSE:SXI), based in Salem, New Hampshire, is a diversified manufacturing and marketing company with operations in five business segments (listed in order of FY 2004 sales): Food Service Equipment Group, Air Distribution Products Group, Engineered Products Group, Consumer Grou
year
2011
rev ($mm)
$633.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$67.16
EBIT ($mm)
$52.96
Net Income ($mm)
$35.37
Employees
4000
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Ticker: KROT3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton is one of the largest private educational organizations in Brazil and worldwide, operating in the primary and secondary education segment for over 45 years and in the postsecondary education segment for more than 10 years.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,443.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$484.88
EBIT ($mm)
$404.34
Net Income ($mm)
$463.09
Employees
15000
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Ticker: TSE:6879
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imagica Robot Holdings Inc.
Imagica Robot Holdings Inc.
Imagica Robot Holdings is the parent company of a group of media production companies that offer services in post production, media distribution, TV channel operations, media businesses, creative services, content production, imaging systems, digital video solutions, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$824.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.41
EBIT ($mm)
$21.89
Net Income ($mm)
$26.52
Employees
3842
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Ticker: LSE:BMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is an independent publisher with offices in London, New York, New Delhi and Sydney. Bloomsbury has built a reputation for publishing works of excellence and originality. Bloomsbury has a valuable portfolio of content and rights based intellectual property assets.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$280.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$40.13
EBIT ($mm)
$36.85
Net Income ($mm)
$26.95
Employees
738
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Ticker: BVII
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Broadview Institute
Broadview Media has provided creative and production services for television programming, business communications and the education markets. Broadview provides turnkey video production for business and organizations, specializing in the support of media initiatives for associations and non-profits,
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$17.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.21)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
214
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Ticker: OTCPK:MECK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mecklermedia Corporation
Mecklermedia Corporation
Mecklermedia is an international trade show company concentrating in the fields of Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and 3D Printing, which currently encompasses over 22 trade shows in 11 countries.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$3.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
17
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Ticker: OTCPK:CNGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cengage Learning
Cengage Learning
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want.
year
2021
rev ($mm)
$1,313.70
EBITDA ($mm)
$238.20
EBIT ($mm)
$146.70
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
4400
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Ticker: ENIRF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eniro AB
Eniro AB
Eniro is one of the largest search companies in the Nordic region and Poland. For more than 100 years Eniro has helped people find local information and companies find customers. The company’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$156.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.13
EBIT ($mm)
($0.22)
Net Income ($mm)
$16.57
Employees
1378
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Ticker: SIGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunset Island Group, Inc.
Sunset Island Group, Inc., a development stage company, operates as a full-service music entertainment company.
year
2007
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Ticker: UCSO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium, Ltd. d/b/a On The Mark Entertainment owns, licenses and markets its proprietary collection of many of the greatest pop and jazz tracks of all time digitally through leading online music stores, as well as brick and mortar retailers.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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