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announced 1/10/2022 via PR Newswire

Texthelp Systems Ltd., will purchase Education Technology Division from Don Johnston, Inc.

synopsis: Texthelp, a global leader in literacy and accessibility technology, will acquire the Education Technology Division of Don Johnston Inc. The Education Technology Division specializes in assistive technology to help students overcome the barriers of dyslexia. Don Johnston Inc.'s curriculum division will form a new company, named Building Wings™.
buyer: Texthelp Systems Ltd.
Founded in 1996, Texthelp has established itself as the global pioneer and leader in cloud-based assistive technology and learning analytics for the education and corporate sectors. The company has supported 30 million students and employees worldwide with reading, writing, and more. "
seller: Don Johnston, Inc.
The Education Technology Division of Don Johnston Inc. specializes in assistive technology to help students overcome the barriers of dyslexia and harness their unique strengths.
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closed 9/15/2021 via PR Web

MetaMetrics, Inc., acquired Elemeno

synopsis: MetaMetrics, developer of the widely adopted Lexile® and Quantile® Frameworks, announced the acquisition of Elemeno®, an edtech company focused on bridging the research-to-practice gap in early literacy by packaging scientific knowledge into useful tools for practitioners.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: MetaMetrics, Inc.
MetaMetrics® is an award-winning education technology organization that offers the only scientifically valid, universal scales for measuring reading and listening (Lexile®) as well as math (Quantile®). "
target: Elemeno
Elemeno is an edtech company focused on bridging the research-to-practice gap in early literacy by packaging scientific knowledge into useful tools for practitioners.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired Lalilo

synopsis: Renaissance, a global leader in technology-enhanced literacy, has acquired France-based Lalilo, a ground-breaking research-based foundational literacy program. Lalilo leads students through a standards-aligned series of engaging lessons to perfect pre-reading and reading skills, including phonological awareness, phonics, word work, and grammar.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts. Resistance provides educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. "
target: Lalilo
Based in France, Lalilo’s mission is to end illiteracy, the number one education problem that affects young students. The company's revolutionary, adaptive program helps every child learn how to read at their own pace and empowers teachers to personalize learning in any instructional environment.
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closed 5/14/2018 via BusinessWire

Cambium Learning Group, Inc., acquired VKidz Inc

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational technology solutions company committed to helping all students reach their full potential, has acquired Vkidz, an edtech company dedicated to helping deliver the best education to students using technology.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Cambium Learning Group, Inc. (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning Group, Inc. is an award-winning educational technology solutions leader dedicated to helping all students reach their potential through individualized and differentiated instruction. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: VKidz Inc
Vkidz is an edtech company dedicated to helping deliver the best education to students using technology. Organized in two business units, Vkidz serves both school systems and homeschooling families with innovative, research-based educational products.
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closed 9/30/2016 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Redbird Advanced Learning

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education announced the acquisition of Redbird Advanced Learning, LLC, a leading digital personalized learning company that offers courses in K-12 math, language arts and writing and virtual professional development programs for educators. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. "
target: Redbird Advanced Learning
Founded in 2013 and headquartered in Oakland, CA, Redbird Advanced Learning is a digital personalized learning company that offers courses in K-12 math, language arts and writing and virtual professional development programs for educators.
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announced 8/31/2021 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill, will acquire Achieve3000

synopsis: McGraw Hill will acquire Achieve3000, a recognized leader in differentiated instruction and learning acceleration for PreK-12 students in all 50 states and 49 countries. The acquisition will further complement McGraw Hill's core products in PreK-12 with supplemental and intervention solutions to help students of all ages and abilities.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: 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. "
target: Achieve3000
Achieve3000 delivers a comprehensive learning platform that accelerates and deepens learning in literacy, math, science, social studies, and English Language Arts. Teachers in every subject rely on Achieve3000's solutions to promote equity, increase engagement, and accelerate learning.
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closed 1/28/2021 via PR Newswire

Verge Learning Inc., acquired XceptionalED

synopsis: Verge Learning Inc., a marketplace of special education tools and resources worldwide, has acquired XceptionalED, a professional development platform of online courses and conferences supporting disability-focused professionals, educators, advocates, and parents. XceptionalED will be integrated into Verge Learning's teletherapy platform.
buyer: Verge Learning Inc.
Verge Learning is a comprehensive marketplace of special education-focused technology and resources, including teletherapy, professional development, and student content management for therapists, clinics, and school districts. "
target: XceptionalED
XceptionalED is a professional development platform of online courses, conferences, and podcasts supporting disability-focused professionals, educators, advocates, and parents. XceptionalED offers high-quality, impactful, cost-effective online courses built on evidence-based foundations.
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closed 4/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Nearpod, acquired Flocabulary

synopsis: Nearpod, an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom, has acquired Flocabulary, a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Their standards-based videos and instructional activities help develop core literacy skills.
buyer: Nearpod
Nearpod is an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom. Nearpod makes lectures more engaging through interactive multimedia presentations. With Nearpod, teachers can create mobile presentations, engage students in class, and assess them in real time. "
target: Flocabulary
Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers use Flocabulary’s standards-based videos and instructional activities to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Achieve3000, acquired ActivelyLearn

synopsis: Achieve3000, a provider of online reading and literacy tools, announced it has acquired Seattle-based Actively Learn, which also provides a suite of online reading materials and instructional supports aimed at helping students build literacy and critical-thinking skills.
buyer: Achieve3000
Achieve3000 offers online literacy tools for a range of students, from English language learners in schools to working adults. The company offers reading materials that are rewritten at 12 different levels in English, so that students can engage in the same content regardless of their reading skill."
target: ActivelyLearn
Seattle-based Actively Learn provides online reading materials and instructional supports aimed at helping students build literacy and critical-thinking skills. Actively Learn’s library includes 30,000 digital texts on subjects covering topics across English language arts, science and more.
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closed 5/29/2015 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Scholastic Educational Technology and Services

synopsis: Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that it has completed its previously-announced acquisition of the Educational Technology and Services business of Scholastic Corporation. The EdTech segment of Scholastic provides digital intervention curriculum, products and services to schools and districts throughout the United States.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,050.80)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is a leading provider of pre-K–12 education content, services, and cutting-edge technology solutions across a variety of media, HMH enables learning in a changing landscape. "
target parent: Scholastic Inc.
target: Scholastic Educational Technology and Services
The EdTech segment of Scholastic provides digital intervention curriculum, products and services to schools and districts throughout the United States as well as related implementation and assessment services and school consulting services.
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closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sandbox & Co., acquired Hopster TV

synopsis: Sandbox and Co., UK's millennial learning company with a portfolio of digital products and services which help children learn while they play, has acquired Hopster, a company whose content helps develop kids’ literacy, numeracy and encourage exploring the world around them.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox and Co. is UK's millennial learning company with a portfolio of digital products and services which help children learn while they play. Their brands focus on globally relevant core subjects, encourage children to build on curiosity and help them develop 21st century skills. "
target: Hopster TV
By offering only developmental shows and then using them to power a carefully developed early years curriculum, UK's Hopster delivers a service parents can feel good about giving to their kids. Their content helps develop kids’ literacy, numeracy and encourage exploring the world around them.
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closed 6/12/2014 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired Autism Training Solutions

synopsis: Relias Learning, the leader in online training for human services organizations, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Autism Training Solutions (ATS). The acquisition adds more than 2,000 Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) training video clips and over 60 hours of expert instruction to Relias Learning’s comprehensive training library.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning is the leader in online training for the senior care, behavioral health, community health, correctional, and developmental disabilities markets. Relias offers user-friendly online training solutions that improve compliance and eliminate record keeping headaches. "
target: Autism Training Solutions
Autism Training Solutions (ATS) is the online education company dedicated to training professionals and paraprofessionals within the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders and related behavioral disabilities.
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Isabella Products, Inc., acquired StarWalk Kids Media LLC

synopsis: Isabella Products, Inc., the developer of the Fable tablet with insights from children, parents and teachers, announced that it has acquired StarWalk Kids Media LLC, a leading publisher and distributor of exclusive, high-quality eBooks delivered through its content platform and award-winning StarWalk Reader™.
buyer: Isabella Products, Inc.
Isabella developed the Fable tablet with insights from children, parents, and teachers in conjunction with its school and non-profit pilot programs. Fable's interface gives a child the freedom to explore, learn, play, create, and safely share within their own private network, managed by an adult. "
target parent: Seymour Science, LLC
target: StarWalk Kids Media LLC
StarWalk Kids Media is a leading digital learning company, setting new standards in EdTech software and the creation and delivery of narrated children's eBooks in the U.S. and abroad. The cloud-based StarWalk Reader™ and content delivery platform offer schools and libraries access to preK-8 eBooks.
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closed 4/21/2020 via BusinessWire

Boxlight, acquired Robo

synopsis: Boxlight Corporation, a provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, has acquired Robo 3D, a leading 3D printer brand, and MyStemKits, the largest online collection of K-12 STEM curriculum for 3D printing. The acquisition supports Boxlight's expansion of solutions for K-12 classrooms and its focus on STEM education.
buyer: Boxlight (BOXL:$39.70)
Boxlight is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global education market. The company develops, sells, and services its integrated, interactive solution suite of software, classroom technologies, professional development, and support services. "
target: Robo (ASX:RBO:$4.43)
Robo is a leading brand of 3D printers, empowering 3D creation with its growing line of products in hardware, materials, and content. MyStemKits develops K-12 curriculum for standards-driven instruction and 3D-printable manipulatives to create an end-to-end STEM solution.
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closed 3/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired myON

synopsis: Renaissance®, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, announced the acquisition of myON®, a leading provider of digital literacy solutions, from Francisco Partners. myON has created a personalized digital literacy environment that transforms learning.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance® is a leader in pre-K-12 learning analytics, enabling educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance's solutions facilitate the ability to analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
target: myON
myON has created a personalized digital literacy environment that transforms learning. myON expands the classroom by providing unlimited access to the largest collection of more than 13,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, real-time assessments, and a growing Literacy Toolkit.
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closed 2/22/2017 via PE Hub

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired myON

synopsis: Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital reading products and services, announced that Francisco Partners, a leading technology investment firm, has acquired myON. Since launching in 2011, myON has established itself as the fastest growing digital literacy company for the K-12 education market.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Francisco Partners has raised approximately $10 billion in capital and invested in more than 150 technology companies. "
target parent: Coughlan Companies
target: myON
myON has created a personalized digital literacy environment that transforms learning. myON expands the classroom by providing unlimited access to the largest collection of more than 13,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, real-time assessments, and a growing Literacy Toolkit.
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closed 2/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Next Education India Private Limited, acquired InOpen Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: Education technology startup InOpen Technologies has been acquired by Hyderabad-based Next Education. InOpen serves the K-12 market with its flagship product, Computer Masti and newly introduced Science curriculum, Small Science.
buyer: Next Education India Private Limited
Next Education is working on technology-based K-12 solutions, which are used by over 150,000 teachers and more than 7 million students across over 7,000 schools in India. Founded in 2007, Next Education’s educational solutions and services have been well-received nationally and globally. "
target: InOpen Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
InOpen is a IIT Bombay based educational start up with a focus on developing high quality academic content through intense research. It offer products and services to government and private schools. InOpen is currently serving 600,000 students directly through its products.
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closed 5/26/2022 via BNC Analysis

Infinity Learn, acquired WizKlub

synopsis: Infinity Learn, a leading digital learning company in India, has acquired a 75% stake in Wizklub, a next gen edtech company in India. Wizklub offers research-based education programs designed to help kids aged 6-14 years develop future skills. They offer programs and courses for comprehension, critical thinking, coding, STEM, and chess.
buyer: Infinity Learn
Based in India, Infinity Learn transforms the learning experience for both teachers and students. Its products include Online Live Classes, SelfLearn recorded modules, Online mock tests, and a 24x7 doubt clearance app. Infinity Learn is a protege of Sri Chaitanya in the Edtech space. "
target: WizKlub
Wizklub is a next gen edtech company in India. Wizklub offers research-based education programs designed to help kids aged 6-14 years develop future skills. They offer programs and courses for comprehension, critical thinking, coding, STEM, and chess.
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closed 6/11/2021 via BNC Analysis

Course Hero, acquired LitCharts

synopsis: Course Hero, an online platform providing educational resources to help students learn more effectively, has acquired LitCharts, the world's best literary resource, with hundreds of literature guides, literary terms, and modern English translations of every Shakespeare play. Millions of students and teachers read LitCharts every month.
buyer: Course Hero
Course Hero is an online platform providing educational resources to help students learn more effectively. Whether exploring new subjects or mastering key topics, Course Hero provides interested learners with the tools they need to achieve their goals. "
target: LitCharts
Created by the original editors of SparkNotes, LitCharts is the world's best literary resource, with hundreds of literature guides, literary terms, and modern English translations of every Shakespeare play. Millions of students and teachers read LitCharts every month.
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closed 12/10/2018 via Company Press Release

Carlyle Group, acquired Accelerate learning

synopsis: The Carlyle Group, a global alternative asset manager, has acquired a majority stake in Accelerate Learning, a global provider of PreK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education products and services. Accelerate Learning's STEMscopes product is a digital science solution for PreK through 12th grade students.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$5,531.80)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $210 billion of assets under management across 335 investment vehicles. Carlyle’s purpose is to invest wisely and create value on behalf of its investors, many of whom are public pensions. "
target: Accelerate learning
Accelerate Learning is a global provider of PreK-12 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education products and services. Their STEMscopes product is a digital science solution for PreK through 12th grade students offering three core curriculum programs.
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announced 1/10/2022 via PR Newswire

Texthelp Systems Ltd., will purchase Education Technology Division from Don Johnston, Inc.

synopsis: Texthelp, a global leader in literacy and accessibility technology, will acquire the Education Technology Division of Don Johnston Inc. The Education Technology Division specializes in assistive technology to help students overcome the barriers of dyslexia. Don Johnston Inc.'s curriculum division will form a new company, named Building Wings™.
buyer: Texthelp Systems Ltd.
Founded in 1996, Texthelp has established itself as the global pioneer and leader in cloud-based assistive technology and learning analytics for the education and corporate sectors. The company has supported 30 million students and employees worldwide with reading, writing, and more. "
seller: Don Johnston, Inc.
The Education Technology Division of Don Johnston Inc. specializes in assistive technology to help students overcome the barriers of dyslexia and harness their unique strengths.
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closed 2/2/2009 via Company Press Release

Inclusive Technology Ltd., purchased Don Johnston Special Needs Ltd. from Don Johnston, Inc.

synopsis: Inclusive Technology Ltd has purchased the trade, goodwill, operations, stock and debtors of UK company Don Johnston Special Needs Ltd, for an undisclosed sum. Don Johnston started the UK company 12 years ago to distribute products developed by the U.S. based Don Johnston, Inc.
buyer: Inclusive Technology Ltd.
Inclusive Technology provides the very best special educational needs software, switches and computer access devices, simple communication aids and assistive technology for learners with a physical disability, sensory impairment or learning difficulty. "
seller: Don Johnston, Inc.
Don Johnston, Inc., is the leading assistive technology company in the United States.
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announced 1/10/2022 via PR Newswire

Texthelp Systems Ltd., will purchase Education Technology Division from Don Johnston, Inc.

synopsis: Texthelp, a global leader in literacy and accessibility technology, will acquire the Education Technology Division of Don Johnston Inc. The Education Technology Division specializes in assistive technology to help students overcome the barriers of dyslexia. Don Johnston Inc.'s curriculum division will form a new company, named Building Wings™.
buyer: Texthelp Systems Ltd.
Founded in 1996, Texthelp has established itself as the global pioneer and leader in cloud-based assistive technology and learning analytics for the education and corporate sectors. The company has supported 30 million students and employees worldwide with reading, writing, and more. "
seller: Don Johnston, Inc.
The Education Technology Division of Don Johnston Inc. specializes in assistive technology to help students overcome the barriers of dyslexia and harness their unique strengths.
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closed 7/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Texthelp Systems Ltd., acquired Wizkids.dk

synopsis: Texthelp Ltd, the global leader in literacy and accessibility technology, has completed the acquisition of Wizkids. Wizkids is an edtech company, specialising in accessibility tools and data synchronisation. Texthelp and Wizkids will offer a wider range of assistive technology and edtech management tools to their customers in the UK and Europe.
buyer: Texthelp Systems Ltd.
Founded in 1996, Texthelp has established itself as the global pioneer and leader in cloud-based assistive technology and learning analytics for the education and corporate sectors. The company has supported 30 million students and employees worldwide with reading, writing, and more. "
target: Wizkids.dk
Wizkids is a successful Northern European EdTech company founded in 2005 aiming to help students unleash their full potential and level the playing field for all students. Wizkids offers AppWriter, EduLife, TxtAnalyser and MathSolver to more than 1 million users.
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closed 3/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Texthelp Systems Ltd., acquired Lingit AS

synopsis: Texthelp Ltd, the global leader in literacy and accessibility technology, has acquired the Lingit Group. This deal will enable the best assistive technologies to be brought to many more students around the world. Lingit’s tailored software offers multilingual literacy support for dyslexics and others with reading and writing difficulties.
buyer: Texthelp Systems Ltd.
Founded in 1996, Texthelp has established itself as the global pioneer and leader in cloud-based assistive technology and learning analytics for the education and corporate sectors. The company has supported 30 million students and employees worldwide with reading, writing, and more. "
target parent: Verdane Capital
target: Lingit AS
Lingit strives towards creating equal opportunities for all to read, write and understand. Lingit’s tailored software offers multilingual literacy support for dyslexics and others with reading and writing difficulties. The Lingit Group serves accessibility technology customers across Europe.
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closed 8/17/2022 via BNC Analysis

Discovery Education, acquired DoodleLearning

synopsis: Discovery Education, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, acquired U.K.-based DoodleLearning in a deal that will add to Discovery Education’s ed-tech offerings. DoodleLearning, created by two former math educators, provides four app-based products in math and language arts that are designed to support instruction for grades pre-K-9.
buyer parent: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
buyer: Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the worldwide edtech leader whose state-of-the-art digital platform supports learning wherever it takes place. Discovery Education helps educators deliver equitable learning experiences engaging all students and supporting higher academic achievement on a global scale. "
target: DoodleLearning
DoodleLearning, created by two former math educators, provides four app-based products in math and language arts that are designed to support instruction for grades pre-K-9. Its users are largely based in the U.K.
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closed 3/18/2022 via Company Press Release

ILT Education, acquired Giglets Education

synopsis: Giglets Education, the online literacy software company, has been acquired by ILT Education, a leading EdTech player headquartered in Sweden. Giglets Education is an online literacy software company based in Scotland. Giglets enables schools and teachers to improve literacy results and raise learning standards in the classroom and at home.
buyer parent: Trill Impact AB
buyer: ILT Education
ILT Education believes that every child has the right to equal education. Their digital multilingual picture book service, Polylino, bridges the gap for language development in classrooms and child care centers. ILT Education has a presence in nine countries. "
target: Giglets Education
Giglets Education is an online literacy software company based in Scotland. Giglets enables schools and teachers to improve literacy results and raise learning standards in the classroom and at home, with more than 120,000 pupils and 40,000 teachers using their multi-award-winning literacy platform.
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announced 7/19/2021 via Company Press Release

DreamBox Learning, will acquire Reading Plus

synopsis: DreamBox Learning, the leading education technology provider that in 2006 pioneered intelligent adaptive learning, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Reading Plus, an evidence-based online reading program for grades 3-12 designed to help students boost their literacy skills and reading confidence.
buyer: DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning, founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington, is the only K-8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators. DreamBox dynamically adapts and differentiates in real time based not only on students’ answers, but also on how they solve problems. "
target: Reading Plus
Reading Plus is an evidence-based, online program that provides personalized instruction and intervention for students, improving reading proficiency by 2.5 grade levels in a single school year. The adaptive literacy program develops fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.
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closed 7/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Texthelp Systems Ltd., acquired Wizkids.dk

synopsis: Texthelp Ltd, the global leader in literacy and accessibility technology, has completed the acquisition of Wizkids. Wizkids is an edtech company, specialising in accessibility tools and data synchronisation. Texthelp and Wizkids will offer a wider range of assistive technology and edtech management tools to their customers in the UK and Europe.
buyer: Texthelp Systems Ltd.
Founded in 1996, Texthelp has established itself as the global pioneer and leader in cloud-based assistive technology and learning analytics for the education and corporate sectors. The company has supported 30 million students and employees worldwide with reading, writing, and more. "
target: Wizkids.dk
Wizkids is a successful Northern European EdTech company founded in 2005 aiming to help students unleash their full potential and level the playing field for all students. Wizkids offers AppWriter, EduLife, TxtAnalyser and MathSolver to more than 1 million users.
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closed 10/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Fuel Education, acquired Big Universe

synopsis: Fuel Education® (FuelEd®) announced that it has expanded its suite of digital learning solutions for schools and districts with the addition of Big Universe®, a literacy solutions provider of more than 11,000 leveled eBooks for students in grades K–12.
buyer parent: K12, Inc.
buyer: Fuel Education
Fuel Education partners with school districts to fuel personalized learning and transform the education experience inside and outside the classroom. The company provides innovative solutions for pre-K-12 that empower districts to implement successful online and blended learning programs. "
target: Big Universe
Founded in 2007, Big Universe offers a library of 11,000 digital books from 40 publishers that can be read at different levels, along with related assessment and reporting features. It claims to be used by more than 700,000 students across over 900 schools.
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closed 8/1/2013 via Capital IQ

Rosetta Stone Inc., acquired Lexia Learning Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Rosetta Stone Inc. has acquired leading education-technology company Lexia Learning Systems, Inc., whose innovative English reading products are used in over 14,000 schools and by more than one million students online.
buyer: Rosetta Stone Inc. (RST:$188.52)
Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns languages. The company’s proprietary learning techniques are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. "
target: Lexia Learning Systems, Inc.
Lexia Learn Systems provides explicit, systematic, personalized learning on foundational reading skills, and delivers norm-referenced performance data without interrupting the flow of instruction to administer a test.
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$19
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closed 9/14/2020 via BusinessWire

Carnegie Learning, Inc., acquired Scientific Learning Corporation

synopsis: Scientific Learning Corporation, the leader in evidence-based online reading and language software, announced that it has been acquired by an affiliate of Carnegie Learning, Inc., a leader in artificial intelligence for education and formative assessment.
buyer parent: CIP Capital
buyer: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a provider of curricula, textbooks and math learning software for grades 6-12, written and designed to align to a common core or integrated pathway. "
target: Scientific Learning Corporation (OTCPK:SCIL:$17.73)
Scientific Learning is a leading SaaS education company that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies. The company's Fast ForWord® programs cross-train foundational language and cognitive skills necessary for rapid English language development.
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closed 2/26/2018 via PR Newswire

Agile Group, acquired LightSail Education

synopsis: LightSail Education announced that it has been acquired by Agile Group, a technology firm focused on education platforms. LightSail's adaptive platform provides each student with a customized and dynamic library tailored to their individual reading level while providing educators with insightful data to guide their students to success.
buyer: Agile Group
Agile Group is a technology firm focused on education platforms. Agile Group invests in high quality Antares content for students and schools. "
target: LightSail Education
LightSail is the adaptive reading platform that helps students and school districts exceed their literacy goals. LightSail students get access to personalized libraries filled with thousands of engaging, just-right texts to choose from. LightSail teachers get data about student reading behavior.
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announced 7/19/2021 via Company Press Release

DreamBox Learning, will acquire Squiggle Park

synopsis: DreamBox Learning, the leading education technology provider that in 2006 pioneered intelligent adaptive learning, will acquire Squiggle Park, a K-2 reading solution designed to help students gain proficiency in early literacy. Squiggle Park is a Halifax-based adaptive web-based learning app that was launched in 2017.
buyer: DreamBox Learning
DreamBox Learning, founded in 2006 in Bellevue, Washington, is the only K-8 digital math program powered by students, built by and for educators. DreamBox dynamically adapts and differentiates in real time based not only on students’ answers, but also on how they solve problems. "
target: Squiggle Park
Squiggle Park, a Halifax-based adaptive web-based learning app, was launched by Eyeread Inc. in 2017 with the goal of helping young children develop reading skills through a literacy platform consisting of small games designed by teachers, researchers, and gamers
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announced 4/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Cambium Learning, will acquire Kurzweil Educational Systems

synopsis: Cambium Learning, Inc., an education company serving the unique needs of the nation's at-risk, minority and special student populations with learning tools, services and technologies, today announced that they have signed an agreement to acquire Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc.
buyer parent: Whitney & Co. LLC
buyer: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials. "
target: Kurzweil Educational Systems
Kurzweil Educational Systems, founded in 1996, is the industry leader and innovator of reading, writing and learning solutions for people with learning disabilities, and people who are blind or visually impaired.
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announced 8/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

IXL Learning, will acquire 3P Learning Pty Ltd.

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 10 million students worldwide, will acquire 3P Learning, a global leader in online education. 3P Learning's software blends the best pedagogy with the best technology to deliver great learning experiences. Their suite of learning resources covers mathematics, spelling and literacy.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 60 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
target: 3P Learning Pty Ltd. (TPN:$63.36)
3P Learning is a global leader in online education. 3P Learning's software blends the best pedagogy with the best technology to deliver great teaching and learning experiences. Their suite of learning resources covers mathematics, spelling and literacy. They serve 250,000 teachers in 132 countries.
price ($mm)[EV]
$135 [$119]
rev ($mm)
$39
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$4
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3.0x
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30.7x
closed 11/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sandbox & Co., acquired Hopster TV

synopsis: Sandbox and Co., UK's millennial learning company with a portfolio of digital products and services which help children learn while they play, has acquired Hopster, a company whose content helps develop kids’ literacy, numeracy and encourage exploring the world around them.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox and Co. is UK's millennial learning company with a portfolio of digital products and services which help children learn while they play. Their brands focus on globally relevant core subjects, encourage children to build on curiosity and help them develop 21st century skills. "
target: Hopster TV
By offering only developmental shows and then using them to power a carefully developed early years curriculum, UK's Hopster delivers a service parents can feel good about giving to their kids. Their content helps develop kids’ literacy, numeracy and encourage exploring the world around them.
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Higher Ground Education, acquired Montessorium

synopsis: Higher Ground Education, an international company focused on modernizing the Montessori education method, has acquired Montessorium, a developer of educational applications for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. Montessorium's apps utilizes the Montessori method to teach skills related to reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography.
buyer: Higher Ground Education
Higher Ground Education is an international company focused on modernizing the Montessori education method. Higher Ground owns and operates schools around the world and seeks to develop a platform that sources, secures, and develops back-end support to all Montessori-inspired schools and educators. "
target: Montessorium
Montessorium develops educational applications for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. Their apps employ educational principals developed by the Italian educator Maria Montessori to teach skills related to reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography, among others.
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closed 4/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired Imagine Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North announced that it has acquired Imagine Learning. Imagine Learning designs and develops language and literacy software for struggling readers, early childhood students, and the rapidly growing English language learner (ELL) student population. Imagine joins Edgenuity and Generation Ready on the Weld North education platform.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, it seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target parent: Sorenson Capital
target: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning delivers award-winning language and literacy solutions to elementary students throughout the U.S. and around the world. Imagine Learning creates educational software that uses engaging, one-on-one instruction to meet students’ individual learning needs.
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closed 9/15/2021 via PR Web

MetaMetrics, Inc., acquired Elemeno

synopsis: MetaMetrics, developer of the widely adopted Lexile® and Quantile® Frameworks, announced the acquisition of Elemeno®, an edtech company focused on bridging the research-to-practice gap in early literacy by packaging scientific knowledge into useful tools for practitioners.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: MetaMetrics, Inc.
MetaMetrics® is an award-winning education technology organization that offers the only scientifically valid, universal scales for measuring reading and listening (Lexile®) as well as math (Quantile®). "
target: Elemeno
Elemeno is an edtech company focused on bridging the research-to-practice gap in early literacy by packaging scientific knowledge into useful tools for practitioners.
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closed 3/24/2021 via Company Press Release

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired Lalilo

synopsis: Renaissance, a global leader in technology-enhanced literacy, has acquired France-based Lalilo, a ground-breaking research-based foundational literacy program. Lalilo leads students through a standards-aligned series of engaging lessons to perfect pre-reading and reading skills, including phonological awareness, phonics, word work, and grammar.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in assessment, reading, and math solutions for pre-K–12 schools and districts. Resistance provides educators with insights and resources to accelerate growth and help all students build a strong foundation for success. "
target: Lalilo
Based in France, Lalilo’s mission is to end illiteracy, the number one education problem that affects young students. The company's revolutionary, adaptive program helps every child learn how to read at their own pace and empowers teachers to personalize learning in any instructional environment.
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announced 8/31/2021 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill, will acquire Achieve3000

synopsis: McGraw Hill will acquire Achieve3000, a recognized leader in differentiated instruction and learning acceleration for PreK-12 students in all 50 states and 49 countries. The acquisition will further complement McGraw Hill's core products in PreK-12 with supplemental and intervention solutions to help students of all ages and abilities.
buyer parent: Platinum Equity, LLC
buyer: 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. "
target: Achieve3000
Achieve3000 delivers a comprehensive learning platform that accelerates and deepens learning in literacy, math, science, social studies, and English Language Arts. Teachers in every subject rely on Achieve3000's solutions to promote equity, increase engagement, and accelerate learning.
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closed 4/8/2019 via Company Press Release

Nearpod, acquired Flocabulary

synopsis: Nearpod, an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom, has acquired Flocabulary, a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Their standards-based videos and instructional activities help develop core literacy skills.
buyer: Nearpod
Nearpod is an all-in-one solution for the synchronized use of iPads in the classroom. Nearpod makes lectures more engaging through interactive multimedia presentations. With Nearpod, teachers can create mobile presentations, engage students in class, and assess them in real time. "
target: Flocabulary
Flocabulary is a learning program for all grades. Flocabulary uses educational hip-hop music to engage students and increase achievement across the curriculum. Teachers use Flocabulary’s standards-based videos and instructional activities to supplement instruction and develop core literacy skills.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BNC Analysis

Achieve3000, acquired ActivelyLearn

synopsis: Achieve3000, a provider of online reading and literacy tools, announced it has acquired Seattle-based Actively Learn, which also provides a suite of online reading materials and instructional supports aimed at helping students build literacy and critical-thinking skills.
buyer: Achieve3000
Achieve3000 offers online literacy tools for a range of students, from English language learners in schools to working adults. The company offers reading materials that are rewritten at 12 different levels in English, so that students can engage in the same content regardless of their reading skill."
target: ActivelyLearn
Seattle-based Actively Learn provides online reading materials and instructional supports aimed at helping students build literacy and critical-thinking skills. Actively Learn’s library includes 30,000 digital texts on subjects covering topics across English language arts, science and more.
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announced 12/30/2021 via Company Press Release

Albert, will acquire Jaramba

synopsis: eEducation Albert ("Albert"), a leading Swedish EdTech player, will acquire Ampd AB. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Ampd is the developer of Jaramba, a popular educational children's mobile app. Jaramba focuses primarily on the age group 2-5 years and offers content based, among other things, on IP rights to well-known children’s characters.
buyer: Albert (OM:ALBERT:$7.46)
Based in Sweden, Albert is the children's digital teacher that has helped over 275,000 families with homework via mobile devices. Albert's apps are aimed at younger (3-9 years) and older children (10-16 years) and include subjects such as Mathematics, Geography, Code and Reading & Writing. "
target: Jaramba
Based in Sweden, Ampd AB is the developer of Jaramba, an educational mobile app focused on reading, math, and play for children between the age of 2-5 years. Jaramba is built for children to be able to control the pace, follow their own interest, and have fun.
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