Like PowerScore, Inc.

closed 10/20/2021 via PR Newswire

Barbri, acquired PowerScore, Inc.

synopsis: BARBRI Global, the world's premier legal education provider, has acquired PowerScore, LLC, a leader in test preparation for the law school admission test (LSAT) and other high-stakes exams. The deal bolsters BARBRI's ability to continue offering best-in-class exam preparation products across the legal education life cycle.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Barbri
BARBRI Global, part of the Francisco Partners portfolio, is a global learning and technology company dedicated to meeting the legal education and specialized training needs of law students, attorneys, and other professionals throughout their careers. "
target: PowerScore, Inc.
PowerScore is a leader in test preparation for the law school admission test (LSAT) and other high-stakes exams. PowerScore is known for its multi-modal product suite that exceeds industry standards and has helped tens of thousands of students perform well on standardized tests.
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closed 11/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Manhattan Review, acquired Get Prepped

synopsis: Manhattan Review, a premier global provider of college and graduate school admissions test preparation, announced that it has acquired all assets of leading LSAT prep provider Get Prepped. Founded in 1999, Get Prepped is a nationwide leader in LSAT preparatory services and offers courses as well as private tutoring and online LSAT review courses.
buyer: Manhattan Review
Manhattan Review, Inc. is a multi-national test prep firm. Founded in 1999, Manhattan Review is the oldest and most prestigious test prep company of its kind in New York City. "
target: Get Prepped
Founded in 1999, Get Prepped is a nationwide leader in LSAT preparatory services and offers courses as well as private tutoring and online LSAT review courses.
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closed 1/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

CERS Group, acquired Ad Verum

synopsis: The CERS Group, a Brazilian company that specializes in online education, has acquired Ad Verum Soporte Educacional, a Brazilian provider of online preparatory courses for public examinations and Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) examinations. Ad Verum offers mock exams, study plans, coaching services, and detailed resources.
buyer: CERS Group
The CERS Group is a Brazilian company that specializes in online education. The group offers courses for legal careers, public examinations, Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) examinations, and post-graduate examinations. CERS has helped over 800,000 students prepare for their exams. "
target: Ad Verum
Ad Verum Suporte Educacional is a Brazilian provider of online preparatory courses for public examinations and Brazilian Bar Association (OAB) examinations. Ad Verum offers mock exams, study plans, coaching services, and detailed resources to help students pass their exams.
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$4.24
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announced 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

China Distance Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Ruida Education

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (CDEL), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, will increase its stake in Ruida Education from 40% to 51%. Ruida Education is a Chinese company that provides exam preparation services and products for participants in China's national judicial examination.
buyer: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited (CDEL) is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. Their courses are designed to help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills. "
target: Ruida Education
Ruida Education is a Chinese company that provides exam preparation services and products, including proprietary books and reference materials, for participants in China's national judicial examination. Ruida delivers services and products at six campuses in China and through its online platform.
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closed 4/13/2018 via Company Press Release

New Harbor Capital, acquired Blueprint Test Preparation, LLC

synopsis: New Harbor Capital completed a majority equity investment in Blueprint Test Preparation, LLC. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Blueprint is the premier LSAT test preparation provider in the U.S., offering in-person and asynchronous online courses, private tutoring, self-study materials and application consulting services.
buyer: New Harbor Capital
New Harbor Capital is a growth-focused private equity firm that understands the value of true collaboration. New Harbor works with business owners and management teams to pursue accelerated growth. They seek to invest in business services companies that offer an opportunity for them to add value. "
target: Blueprint Test Preparation, LLC
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Blueprint is the premier LSAT test preparation provider in the U.S., offering in-person and asynchronous online courses, private tutoring, self-study materials and application consulting services.
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announced 12/17/2014 via BusinessWire

DeVry Brasil, will acquire Damasio Educacional SA

synopsis: DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, announced that DeVry Brasil has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Damásio Educacional. Damásio is a leader in bar exam test preparation and a high quality provider of undergraduate and graduate law programs. Damásio serves more than 50,000 students.
buyer parent: DeVry Inc.
buyer: DeVry Brasil
DeVry Brasil currently operates nine educational institutions. Together, these institutions provide services to over 36,000 students across 15 campuses and offer more than 170 undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of business, healthcare, law, engineering and technology. "
target: Damasio Educacional SA
Damásio Educacional is a leader in bar exam test preparation and a high quality provider of undergraduate and graduate law programs. Damásio has a 44-year history in Brazil and serves more than 50,000 students through a network of approximately 220 learning centers and through distance learning.
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closed 10/20/2006 via BusinessWire

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, acquired Multistate Legal Studies, Inc.

synopsis: Kaplan, the international education firm, has acquired PMBR, a nationwide provider of test preparation for the multistate bar examination. PMBR, provides test prep courses, tutorials and workshops for the MBE, a uniform national 200 question multiple-choice exam that is part of most state bar exams.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, a division of Kaplan, Inc., is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. "
target: Multistate Legal Studies, Inc.
PMBR is a leading provider of review courses to law students preparing for the Multistate Bar Examination (MBE) section of the bar exam. PMBR is the most comprehensive and largest provider of test preparation courses, texts and software serving the MBE, and serves all 50 states.
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closed 3/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

Damasio Educacional SA, acquired Hardwork Medicina

synopsis: Damásio Educacional, a provider of bar exam test prep services in Brazil, has acquired a 51% stake in Hardwork Medicina, an online medical exam preparatory training platform in Brazil. Hardwork offers courses for surgery, gynecology, preventative medicine and more. Their courses include video classes, live tutoring, daily challenges and mock tests.
buyer parent: YDUQS
buyer: Damasio Educacional SA
Damásio Educacional is a leader in bar exam test preparation and a high quality provider of undergraduate and graduate law programs. Damásio has a 44-year history in Brazil and serves more than 50,000 students through a network of approximately 220 learning centers and through distance learning. "
target: Hardwork Medicina
Hardwork Medicina is an online medical exam preparatory training platform in Brazil. Hardwork Medicina offers courses for surgery, gynecology, obstetrics, pediatrics, preventative medicine, and more. Their courses include video classes, live tutoring, daily challenges, and mock tests.
price ($mm)
$8.22
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$5
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closed 10/15/2021 via Company Press Release

Blueprint Test Preparation, LLC, acquired Med School Tutors

synopsis: Blueprint Test Prep has acquired Med School Tutors, a tutoring and training company primarily focused on preparing medical students for certification and licensure exams. With the acquisition, Blueprint's team of tutors will grow to over 300 individuals and include medical students, residents and attendings from the top institutions in the country.
buyer parent: New Harbor Capital
buyer: Blueprint Test Preparation, LLC
Blueprint is the premier high-stakes test preparation and training provider in the U.S., offering live and self-paced online courses, private tutoring, self-study materials, and application consulting services within the LSAT, MCAT, and medical training verticals. "
target parent: Interactivation
target: Med School Tutors
Founded in 2006, Med School Tutors (MST) was the first organization to specialize in personalized one-on-one (1:1) USMLE and COMLEX tutoring. MST's mission is to provide unparalleled 1:1 tutoring and longitudinal support for its students and tutors, from pre-med through residency.
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closed 4/7/2021 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired Aakash Educational Services Limited

synopsis: Edtech company Byju’s has acquired education institution Aakash Educational Services Ltd (AESL), as it looks to boost its presence in the test preparation segment. Aakash provides comprehensive test preparatory services to students preparing for medical and engineering entrance exams, school/board exams, and more.
buyer: Byju's
Based in India, Byju’s is India’s largest Ed-tech company and the creator of India’s largest K12 learning app which offers highly 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: Aakash Educational Services Limited
Aakash is a leading educational institution in India. Aakash provides comprehensive test preparatory services to students preparing for medical and engineering entrance exams, school/board exams, KVPY, NTSE, Olympiads and other Foundation level exams.
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announced 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Benesse Holdings, Inc., will acquire Study Hacker Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Benesse Holdings Inc., a Japanese company focused on education and publishing, will acquire a 50.1% stake in Study Hacker Co., Ltd., a specialty prep school in Japan. Study Hacker helps students prepare for medical school exams and other difficult university exams. The company also operates English learning centers.
buyer: Benesse Holdings, Inc. (TSE:9783:$4,052.38)
Benesse Holdings, Inc. is a Japanese company focused on education and publishing. Benesse Holdings, Inc. provides, through its subsidiaries, course material, student pocketbooks, magazines, tutoring services, exam prep services, educational equipment, and more. "
target: Study Hacker Co., Ltd.
Study Hacker is a specialty prep school in Japan. Study Hacker helps students prepare for medical school exams and other difficult university exams. The company also operates English learning centers that provide short-term training to help students improve their English.
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closed 3/11/2019 via PR Newswire

Interactivation, acquired Med School Tutors

synopsis: Interactivation, a holding company owned by entrepreneurs Joe Covey and Matthew Davidge, has acquired Med School Tutors, the leading medical school tutoring company that helps aspiring physicians succeed in medical school, on their standardized exams, and beyond.
buyer: Interactivation
Interactivation is a holding company owned by Joe Covey and Matthew Davidge. The company focuses on acquiring and operating media, education and health companies. Interactivation likes to buy small “orphan business units” from large companies with revenue of at least $10 million. "
target: Med School Tutors
Med School Tutors is the leading medical school tutoring company offering one-to-one online tutoring for the USMLE, COMLEX, Shelf Exams, Medical Coursework and Admissions and Residency Advisement, as well as consulting services for medical schools.
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closed 8/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

Tanaka Gakushukai, acquired Akasaka Gakuin Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Alternative asset investment firm CLSA Capital Partners-backed Japanese school operator KK BC Ings (Tanaka Gakushukai) has acquired a fellow Japanese medical school preparation school Aksaka Gakuin in a bolt-on acquisition.
buyer parent: CITIC Securities Company Limited
buyer: Tanaka Gakushukai
Founded in 1990 by Hiroki Tanaka, BC Ings operates 68 cram schools for elementary, junior high and high school students under the brand “Tanaka Gakushukai”, which is synonymous with high-quality education. "
target: Akasaka Gakuin Co., Ltd.
Akasaka Gakuin is a preparatory school for students specialized in examination in the medical department of Fukuoka (dentistry department / pharmaceutical department).
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announced 4/25/2022 via BNC Analysis

Veranda Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd, will acquire Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Veranda Learning Solutions, a digital learning company based in India, will acquire Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. (T.I.M.E.), India’s leading test-prep institute. T.I.M.E. provides training for various competitive exams at graduate and post graduate level, including CAT, GATE, IITJEE, GMAT, GRE, MAT and more.
buyer parent: Kalpathi Investments
buyer: Veranda Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd (NSEI:VERANDA:$0.33)
Veranda Learning is a digital learning company based in India, offering a multitude of career-defining courses. All these courses are offered through Veranda Race Learning Solutions Private Limited and Veranda CA Learning Solutions Private Limited which are 100% subsidiary companies. "
target: Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd.
Triumphant Institute of Management Education Pvt. Ltd. (T.I.M.E.) is India’s leading test-prep institute. T.I.M.E. provides training for various competitive exams at graduate and post graduate level, including CAT, GATE, IITJEE, GMAT, GRE, MAT and more.
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$37
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closed 3/28/2022 via BNC Analysis

CollegeDekho, acquired PrepBytes

synopsis: CollegeDekho, a unique universities discovery platform in India, has acquired PrepBytes, a learning platform in India. PrepBytes helps college students to learn how to code. Their platform provides personalised coding courses to make coding easier. They offer online programming courses, interview notes, mock tests, practice courses, and more.
buyer: CollegeDekho
CollegeDekho is a unique universities discovery platform in India. CollegeDekho connects education seekers with education providers and offers information about colleges, courses, entrance exam details, admission notifications, changes in exam pattern, scholarships and all related topics. "
target: PrepBytes
PrepBytes is a learning platform in India. PrepBytes helps college students to learn how to code. Their platform provides personalised coding courses to make coding easier. They offer online programming courses, interview notes, mock tests, practice courses, and more.
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closed 4/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

TargetRBI merged with ixamBee,

synopsis: TargetRBI has merged with ixamBee, an online learning platform in India. TargetRBI is an online exam preperation platform in India. TargetRBI helps students to achieve their dream banking and finance job. The platform provides online courses for RBI, NABARD, SEBI, IRDA, SBI and other regulatory body exams.
buyer: ixamBee
ixamBee is an online learning platform in India. ixamBee provides technology-based learning solutions for competitive exams. They help unskilled graduates and undergraduates in preparation of competitive exams for jobs in central government, banks, railways and other competitive exams. "
target: TargetRBI
TargetRBI is an online exam preperation platform in India. TargetRBI helps students to achieve their dream banking and finance job. The platform provides online courses for RBI, NABARD, SEBI, IRDA, SBI and other regulatory body exams.
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closed 11/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired THE Gate Academy

synopsis: Edtech start-up upGrad has made its entry into the test preparation market by acquiring The Gate Academy (TGA). Bengaluru-based TGA is one of India’s leading coaching institutes with 57 centers across India and 76 million video hours consumed by its almost 2 lakh enrolled learners for GATE and other entrance tests.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform providing rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. Merging the latest technology, pedagogy and services, UpGrad is creating an immersive learning experience – anytime and anywhere."
target: THE Gate Academy
THE GATE ACADEMY is a premier GATE coaching institute with 50+ centers across India. They are one of the first education institutes in India which leverages technology extensively to provide quality GATE coaching to students.
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closed 3/30/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired Kreatryx

synopsis: India's largest education technology platform Unacademy has acquired Kreatryx, a Delhi-based online exam preparation startup. With the acquisition, Kreatryx, whose platform offers services for exams such as GATE and ESE, will continue to operate as a separate brand under the Unacademy Brands umbrella.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: Kreatryx
Kreatryx is an ed-tech start-up in India that provides Top quality GATE Exam training for all through its online products and postal study courses. Kreatryx aims to bridge the gap between a student's performance and potential by providing a platform for personalized learning and self-evaluation.
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closed 12/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Gateforum Educational Services Private Limited, acquired Testfunda.com

synopsis: Thinkcell Learning Solutions (formerly Gateforum Educational Services) has acquired elearning company Enabilon Learning, which offers its testprep packages through Testfunda.com. TestFunda.com provides online aptitude test preparation, with a focus on MBA and bank test preparation market.
buyer parent: ASK Pravi Capital Advisors Pvt. Ltd
buyer: Gateforum Educational Services Private Limited
Thinkcell Learning Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (formerly Gateforum Educational Services Pvt. Ltd.) is an educational services provider. It offers test preparatory tools for graduate aptitude tests in engineering courses. They are the number 1 institute for preparation for the GATE Exam. "
target: Testfunda.com
With over 500,000 users, TESTfunda.com is the online hub for MBA, Bank and UPSC exam aspirants. They provide complete test preparation for CAT, XAT, IIFT, CMAT, NMAT, SNAP, MH-CET, Bank exams (IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, SBI PO, SBI Clerk), UPSC CSAT and Campus Recruitment Tests.
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closed 5/25/2010 via BusinessWire

Certiport, Inc., acquired MeasureUp, Inc.

synopsis: Certiport, the leading provider of test delivery services for the global workforce and academic markets, announced they have acquired MeasureUp LLC, the global leader in IT practice tests and assessment services.
buyer parent: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
buyer: Certiport, Inc.
Certiport is the leading provider of value-added, computerized test delivery services that include an expansive network of Certiport testing centers worldwide. Its comprehensive services encompass test development, psychometrics, program management, sales and marketing. "
target: MeasureUp, Inc.
MeasureUp is an assessment and certification practice test company, providing the necessary tools to reinforce learning and validate knowledge. MeasureUp assessment and practice test customers include a broad range of companies and higher-education learning institutes.
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closed 10/20/2021 via PR Newswire

Barbri, acquired PowerScore, Inc.

synopsis: BARBRI Global, the world's premier legal education provider, has acquired PowerScore, LLC, a leader in test preparation for the law school admission test (LSAT) and other high-stakes exams. The deal bolsters BARBRI's ability to continue offering best-in-class exam preparation products across the legal education life cycle.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Barbri
BARBRI Global, part of the Francisco Partners portfolio, is a global learning and technology company dedicated to meeting the legal education and specialized training needs of law students, attorneys, and other professionals throughout their careers. "
target: PowerScore, Inc.
PowerScore is a leader in test preparation for the law school admission test (LSAT) and other high-stakes exams. PowerScore is known for its multi-modal product suite that exceeds industry standards and has helped tens of thousands of students perform well on standardized tests.
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closed 10/20/2021 via PR Newswire

Barbri, acquired PowerScore, Inc.

synopsis: BARBRI Global, the world's premier legal education provider, has acquired PowerScore, LLC, a leader in test preparation for the law school admission test (LSAT) and other high-stakes exams. The deal bolsters BARBRI's ability to continue offering best-in-class exam preparation products across the legal education life cycle.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Barbri
BARBRI Global, part of the Francisco Partners portfolio, is a global learning and technology company dedicated to meeting the legal education and specialized training needs of law students, attorneys, and other professionals throughout their careers. "
target: PowerScore, Inc.
PowerScore is a leader in test preparation for the law school admission test (LSAT) and other high-stakes exams. PowerScore is known for its multi-modal product suite that exceeds industry standards and has helped tens of thousands of students perform well on standardized tests.
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closed 3/31/2021 via PR Newswire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired Barbri

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity firm, has sold BARBRI, Inc. to Francisco Partners. BARBRI is a premier provider of practical legal education in the U.S. and international markets.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $24 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Barbri
BARBRI is a premier provider of practical legal education in the U.S. and international markets. Through its diversified product offering, BARBRI addresses the education and training needs of law students, law schools, practicing legal and legal support professionals and law firms.
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closed 12/2/2019 via PR Newswire

Barbri, acquired Kaplan Altior

synopsis: BARBRI, Inc., a Leeds Equity Partners, LLC portfolio company, acquired Kaplan Altior, a leading provider of legal training courses, including Solicitors Regulation Authority ("SRA") approved Professional Skills Course ("PSC"), Trainee Litigation Programme ("TLP"), and Higher Rights of Audience and other continuing professional development courses.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Barbri
BARBRI is a premier provider of practical legal education in the U.S. and international markets. Through its diversified product offering, BARBRI addresses the education and training needs of law students, law schools, practicing legal and legal support professionals and law firms. "
target parent: Graham Holdings Company
target: Kaplan Altior
For 40 years, Kaplan Altior has been delivering high quality, classroom-based, online and in-house skills training and assessments to its new and long-standing clients and delegates in the legal and professional services sectors across the U.K.
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closed 6/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Barbri, acquired The Center for Legal Studies

synopsis: BARBRI, Inc., a Leeds Equity Partners, LLC portfolio company, announced the acquisition of The Center for Legal Studies ("CLS"), the leading provider of online programs and training courses for paralegals and other legal support professionals. CLS has trained over 75,000 legal professionals through online and live legal studies courses.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Barbri
BARBRI is the premier provider of practical legal education in the U.S. and international markets. BARBRI offers the "Gold Standard" in Bar Review with universal brand recognition and leading market position, highly effective preparation programs for incoming law school students. "
target: The Center for Legal Studies
The Center for Legal Studies ("CLS") is a leading provider of online programs and training courses for paralegals and other legal support professionals. CLS has trained over 75,000 legal professionals through online and live legal studies courses delivered in partnership with 182 universities.
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closed 7/10/2017 via PR Newswire

Barbri, acquired iLawVentures, LLC

synopsis: Legal education provider BARBRI announced its acquisition of iLawVentures, LLC, the leading provider of online J.D., post-J.D. and international programs for law schools in the U.S. iLawVentures creates innovative partnerships with law schools, colleges, and universities to create educational products or to transform existing programs.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Barbri
Barbri is the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world. The Company offers the premier bar exam preparation course to law students delivered by industry-leading professors with a focus on a proven, results-oriented teaching pedagogy. "
target: iLawVentures, LLC
iLawVentures, LLC is the leading provider of online J.D., post-J.D. and international programs for law schools in the U.S. iLawVentures (iLaw Ventures) creates innovative partnerships with law schools, colleges, and universities to create educational products or to transform existing programs.
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closed 2/4/2014 via Company Press Release

Barbri, acquired Verisqil

synopsis: BARBRI, the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world, acquired Verisqil, a Miami-based company that created professional certifications and training programs that set new industry standards for workplace competencies in high-risk fields.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Barbri
Barbri is the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world. The Company offers the premier bar exam preparation course to law students delivered by industry-leading professors with a focus on a proven, results-oriented teaching pedagogy. "
target: Verisqil
Verisqil specializes in building multi-disciplinary communities and constructing certification, training, specialized information and networking services and products to enhance the skills, knowledge, networks of the members of these communities.
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closed 7/6/2011 via BNC Analysis

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Barbri

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity fund focused exclusively on investing in the Knowledge Industries announced that it has completed its acquisition of Barbri from Thomson Reuters Corporation. Barbri is the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the education, training and information and business services industries (the "Knowledge Industries"). The Firm was founded in 1993 by Jeffrey T. Leeds and Robert A. Bernstein and is based in New York. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Barbri
Barbri is the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world. The Company offers the premier bar exam preparation course to law students delivered by industry-leading professors with a focus on a proven, results-oriented teaching pedagogy.
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closed 3/31/2021 via PR Newswire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired Barbri

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity firm, has sold BARBRI, Inc. to Francisco Partners. BARBRI is a premier provider of practical legal education in the U.S. and international markets.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $24 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 300 technology companies. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Barbri
BARBRI is a premier provider of practical legal education in the U.S. and international markets. Through its diversified product offering, BARBRI addresses the education and training needs of law students, law schools, practicing legal and legal support professionals and law firms.
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closed 7/6/2011 via BNC Analysis

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Barbri

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity fund focused exclusively on investing in the Knowledge Industries announced that it has completed its acquisition of Barbri from Thomson Reuters Corporation. Barbri is the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the education, training and information and business services industries (the "Knowledge Industries"). The Firm was founded in 1993 by Jeffrey T. Leeds and Robert A. Bernstein and is based in New York. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Barbri
Barbri is the largest provider of bar exam test preparation services in the world. The Company offers the premier bar exam preparation course to law students delivered by industry-leading professors with a focus on a proven, results-oriented teaching pedagogy.
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closed 11/17/2021 via PR Newswire

Blueprint Test Preparation, LLC, acquired Rosh Review

synopsis: Blueprint Education, the premier high-stakes test prep provider in the U.S., has acquired Rosh Review, a leading provider of online exam preparation and continuing education solutions. Rosh Review provides educational content, online learning tools, and data analytics for medical students, physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners (NPs), and nurses.
buyer parent: New Harbor Capital
buyer: Blueprint Test Preparation, LLC
Blueprint is the premier high-stakes test preparation and training provider in the U.S., offering live and self-paced online courses, private tutoring, self-study materials, and application consulting services within the LSAT, MCAT, and medical training verticals. "
target: Rosh Review
Rosh Review is an industry-leading provider of online exam preparation and continuing education solutions. Rosh Review provides educational content, online learning tools, and data analytics for medical students, physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners (NPs), and nurses.
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closed 7/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired PrepLadder

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired PrepLadder, a postgraduate medical entrance exam preparation platform in India. PrepLadder offers high quality content and courses to help medical students pass their medical exams. The platform provides preparation material for exams such as NEET PG, AIIMS PG, NEET SS, and FMGE.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: PrepLadder
PrepLadder is a postgraduate medical entrance exam preparation platform in India. PrepLadder offers high quality content and courses to help medical students pass their medical exams. The platform provides preparation material for exams such as NEET PG, AIIMS PG, NEET SS, and FMGE.
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$50
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closed 4/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired PrepU

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer Health, a provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, announced that it has acquired the adaptive learning technology that powers the PrepU quizzing tool for nursing and medical education. PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences.
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading provider of information for professionals and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: PrepU
PrepU streamlines the study and learning process through customized adaptive learning experiences. The company offers test prep for college biology, nursing, and medical concentrations.
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closed 3/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

UOL EdTech, acquired Passei Direto

synopsis: UOL EdTech, the largest edtech company in Brazil, has acquired Passei Direto, an online study platform in Brazil. Passei Direto connects university students with each other, enabling them to share study materials and ask each other questions. Their platform offers shared learning content from over 5 million students.
buyer: UOL EdTech
UOL EdTech is the largest edtech company in Brazil. UOL EdTech develops technology platforms and digital learning experiences for corporate education and educational institutions. Their learning management systems transform the way schools and companies teach and train. "
target: Passei Direto
Passei Direto is an online study platform in Brazil. Passei Direto connects university students with each other, enabling them to share study materials and ask each other questions. Their platform offers shared learning content from over 5 million students.
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closed 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Docsity, acquired Estudar Com Voce Ltda

synopsis: Estudar com Você, a Brazilian distance education startup focused on higher education, was bought by the Italian Docsity. Estudar com Você creates an awesome studying experience for college students to prepare for their exams and classes.
buyer: Docsity
Docsity is the website where Students find the contents and the study support they need in order to successfully pass their exams. Docsity's community of 1,300,000 registered students worldwide has shared more than 600,000 study documents and millions of questions and answers. "
target: Estudar Com Voce Ltda
Estudar com Você creates an awesome studying experience for college students to prepare for their exams and classes. Estudar provides quality content, such as video lessons and step-by-step solutions to exercises, through a user-friendly website.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Varsity Tutors, acquired Veritas Prep

synopsis: Varsity Tutors, the online learning platform that launched in 2007, has announced the acquisition of Veritas Prep. Veritas Prep launched in 2002 with a suite of test prep courses. Over the years, Veritas built out its online live classes as well as a business around admissions consulting.
buyer: Varsity Tutors
Varsity Tutors is a live learning platform that connects students and professionals with personalized instruction to achieve any goal. To date, students have accessed more than two million hours of live instruction on the platform. "
target: Veritas Prep
Veritas Prep launched in 2002 with a suite of test prep courses. Over the years, Veritas built out its online live classes as well as a business around admissions consulting. Veritas Prep is a GMAT preparation center for students.
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closed 10/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired WiFiStudy

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired WiFiStudy, an online education and examination portal for students and job seekers in India. WiFiStudy provides online exam preparation material and sample tests for all major competitive exams. Their material covers SSC, banking, state police, railway, civil services and defence.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform. Unacademy offers over 2,400 online video lessons and specialized courses. The platform provides lessons and courses for test preparation, language, programming, job preparation, CBSE, engineering, Indian history, world history and more. "
target: WiFiStudy
Founded in 2013, WiFiStudy is an online education and examination portal for students and job seekers in India. WiFiStudy provides online exam preparation material and sample tests for all major competitive exams. Their material covers SSC, banking, state police, railway, civil services and defence.
price ($mm)
$10
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closed 9/18/2018 via BusinessWire

Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions, acquired Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

synopsis: Kaplan Test Prep, a premier provider of educational and career services, announced it has acquired the test prep, study aid and foreign language assets of Barron’s Educational Series, a leading book publisher. As part of the transaction, Kaplan will also acquire the Barron’s brand name.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions
Kaplan Test Prep is a premier provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Established in 1938, Kaplan is the world leader in the test prep industry. "
target: Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
Founded in 1941, Barron's Educational Series soon became known as America's Leader in Test Preparation, and is renowned for its SAT, ACT, and AP test prep books, its Regents manuals, and its Profiles of American Colleges.
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announced 7/11/2018 via PR Newswire

China Distance Education Holdings Limited, will acquire Ruida Education

synopsis: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (CDEL), a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education, will increase its stake in Ruida Education from 40% to 51%. Ruida Education is a Chinese company that provides exam preparation services and products for participants in China's national judicial examination.
buyer: China Distance Education Holdings Limited (DL:$223.74)
China Distance Education Holdings Limited (CDEL) is a leading provider of online education in China focusing on professional education. Their courses are designed to help professionals seeking to obtain and maintain professional licenses and to enhance their job skills. "
target: Ruida Education
Ruida Education is a Chinese company that provides exam preparation services and products, including proprietary books and reference materials, for participants in China's national judicial examination. Ruida delivers services and products at six campuses in China and through its online platform.
price ($mm)
$7.95*
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closed 10/6/2011 via Capital IQ

Cambium Learning Group, Inc., acquired Class.com, Inc.

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, announced that the Company has purchased the assets of Class.com, an industry-leading provider of online learning solutions.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group is the leading educational company focused primarily on serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations. The company operates three core divisions: Voyager, Sopris, and Cambium Learning Technologies. "
target: Class.com, Inc.
Class.com equips educators with the tools to help every student succeed by providing schools and organizations with high-quality, research-based, online learning solutions that cater to the needs of 21st-century learners.
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closed 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Hobsons Inc., acquired Beat The GMAT

synopsis: Hobsons, the leader in recruitment, communication, and student success solutions, announced the acquisition of Beat The GMAT, the world's largest social network for MBA applicants, serving over 2 million business school aspirants each year.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is a premier provider of innovative technology and integrated marketing solutions that empower education professionals to manage the entire student lifecycle, including recruitment, enrollment, and retention. "
target: Beat The GMAT
BTG Test Prep, LLC, doing business as Beat The GMAT, operates a social network for MBA applicants that provides access to GMAT prep and MBA admissions advice/resources.
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closed 3/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

Aksia Group SGR, acquired Alpha Test Srl

synopsis: Independent private equity firm Aksìa Group has acquired 70 per cent of Alpha Test, a Milan-based professional education company, specialising in books and courses for preparation for university admission tests.
buyer: Aksia Group SGR
Aksìa Group SGR S.p.A. is an asset management company specialized in private equity investments in mature and healthy companies. "
target: Alpha Test Srl
Alpha Test is a Milan-based professional education company, specialising in books and courses for preparation at university admission tests.
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

M3.com, acquired Dailyrounds Inc.

synopsis: M3.com, Japan's largest portal site dedicated to healthcare professionals, has acquired a majority stake in DailyRounds, an Indian provider of mobile and web-based applications for doctors and medical students. DailyRounds offers a mobile app that allows users to share and learn clinical cases that will help them prepare for various examinations.
buyer: M3.com (TSE:2413:$1,724.14)
M3.com is Japan's largest portal site dedicated to healthcare professionals. M3.com provides the latest medical news, overseas journal article summaries, and medical resources. The portal offers information on clinical trials and other services in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. "
target: Dailyrounds Inc.
DailyRounds is an Indian provider of mobile and web-based applications for doctors and medical students. DailyRounds offers a mobile app that allows users to share and learn clinical cases. The cases presented will help users prepare for various examinations like USMLE, AIPGMEE, NEETPG, and more.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Careers360, acquired EntranceCorner.com

synopsis: Delhi-based Pathfinder Publishing Pvt Ltd, the company behind Careers360, a career information portal for students, has acquired Delhi-based EntranceCorner.com. EntranceCorner, owned by Edukriti Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd, offers counselling, collaboration, resources and information on career options to students.
buyer: Careers360
Careers360 is a data-enabled and technology-driven Educational Products and Services Company. Careers360 seamlessly integrates millions of student and institutional data points to build sophisticated Prediction and Recommendation products for students to explore and achieve career plans. "
target: EntranceCorner.com
EntranceCorner.com started in April 2009, enables students to build an informed career through an integrated and seamless platform that offers Counselling, Collaboration, Resources and Information at different phases of student lifecycle.
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$1.00
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announced 1/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Aakash Educational Services Limited, will acquire Meritnation

synopsis: Aakash Educational Services Ltd, a leading educational institution in India, will acquire a 66% stake in Meritnation from Info Edge, India’s premier online classifieds company. Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for math, science and English.
buyer: Aakash Educational Services Limited
Aakash is a leading educational institution in India. Aakash provides comprehensive test preparatory services to students preparing for medical and engineering entrance exams, school/board exams, KVPY, NTSE, Olympiads and other Foundation level exams. "
target parent: Info Edge
target: Meritnation
Meritnation is an Indian company that develops study content and assessment modules for students of classes I - XII. Meritnatio offers content for mathematics, science and English. They also offer online and offline test preparation modules for various undergraduate entrance examinations.
price ($mm)
$7.00*
rev ($mm)
$5
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2.2x
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closed 2/28/2018 via BusinessWire

Asteria Education, Inc., acquired ECS Learning Systems, Inc.

synopsis: ECS Learning Systems, a leading integrated test prep company in Texas, announced Asteria Education, Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of ECS Learning Systems, Inc. ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®.
buyer: Asteria Education, Inc.
The mission of Asteria Education, Inc. is to provide affordable high quality learning solutions to help all students achieve academic success. Asteria was created in 2017 and is actively pursuing acquisition opportunities in the education space. "
target: ECS Learning Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®. From the beginning, their company mission has been to create quality, innovative K-12 resources that make teaching easier.
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closed 10/18/2010 via BusinessWire

Triumph Learning, acquired Educational Tools, Inc.

synopsis: Triumph Learning, the market leader in state-specific, standards-focused education material that supports student instruction, said that it has acquired Educational Tools, Inc., the developer of the industry leading iCORE digital curriculum product for state-aligned and Common Core standards instruction.
buyer parent: Haights Cross Communications, LLC
buyer: Triumph Learning
Triumph Learning, a subsidiary of Haights Cross Communications, is the market leader in state-specific, standards-focused education material that supports student instruction. The company’s mission is to assist teachers in their goal to raise student achievement. "
target: Educational Tools, Inc.
Educational Tools, Inc. is the creator and developer of iCORE, an industry leading digital curriculum tool for K-12 teachers nationwide. iCORE provides individualized instruction that is fully aligned to state specific standards for math, science, reading and social studies.
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closed 5/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Link-Systems International, acquired ComFit Learning

synopsis: Link-Systems International, Inc., a market leader in integrated, technology-based solutions for educators, announced that, through its wholly owned subsidiary CF Learning, LLC, it has completed its acquisition of the Comfit™ online learning business from Comfit, LLC, a Connecticut-based education company.
buyer: Link-Systems International
Link-Systems International, Inc. (LSI) is a market-leading software company that helps academic institutions create effective digital solutions for teaching and learning. LSI has created several unique and powerful software platforms that facilitate the sharing of content over the Internet. "
target: ComFit Learning
ComFit Learning is an Internet-based education company that develops technology-supported instructional resources specifically designed to help educators reverse the increasingly worrisome trend of declining retention and graduation rates.
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