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Achieve Partners, acquired boclips

synopsis: Achieve Partners announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Boclips, whose library of video and audio content is used by publishers, schools, universities and Ministries of Education around the world. Boclips works with publishers and education providers worldwide to enrich learning with the world's best educational videos and podcasts.
buyer: Achieve Partners
Achieve Partners is engineering the future of learning and earning by investing in cutting-edge technologies and novel business models to bolster skill development and secure the future of work for millions of Americans. "
target: boclips
Boclips works with publishers and education providers worldwide to enrich learning with the world's best educational videos and podcasts. Boclips is the industry's trusted destination for rich media that are vetted for quality, sourced from leading creators, and curated specifically for education.
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closed 11/3/2021 via PR Newswire

boclips, acquired Listenwise

synopsis: Boclips, the world's leading educational video platform, has acquired Listenwise, the US market leader in curriculum-geared podcasts for grades 2 to 12. The acquisition creates a unique offering of video and audio content for global education providers, and positions the combined business for accelerated growth in the US and worldwide.
buyer: boclips
Boclips is on a mission to educate, enlighten, and inspire learners of all ages with video. Since the company's foundation in 2014, the Boclips video platform has offered education providers a single procurement point to find, license, and incorporate video aligned to their courseware. "
target: Listenwise
Listenwise is an award-winning listening comprehension platform for grades 2-12. The company's collection of Lexile leveled podcasts keeps teaching connected to the real world and builds student listening skills at the same time.
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announced 5/19/2022 via PR Newswire

Class Technologies Inc., will purchase Blackboard Collaborate from Blackboard Inc.

synopsis: Class Technologies Inc. will acquire Anthology's Blackboard Collaborate virtual classroom tool. Blackboard Collaborate is a leader in the synchronous virtual classroom space with deep integration into Blackboard Learn Ultra, serving over 10 million users across more than 1,300 institutions in over 75 countries worldwide.
buyer: Class Technologies Inc.
Class is software developed by Class Technologies Inc. It helps instructors take attendance, hand out assignments, give a quiz or test, grade work, proctor exams, talk one-on-one with a student, track student progress, and more all within the Zoom platform. "
seller parent: Veritas Capital
seller: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard Collaborate is a leader in the synchronous virtual classroom space with deep integration into Blackboard Learn Ultra, serving over 10 million users across more than 1,300 institutions in over 75 countries worldwide.
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closed 12/29/2021 via Company Press Release

Teachmint, acquired Airlearn

synopsis: India-based Teachmint announces its acquisition with Airlearn, a video engagement platform for education businesses. Founded by Awadhesh Kumar and Somveer Payal in 2020, Airlearn is a video engagement platform providing customizable live teaching and learning solutions to edtech organizations.
buyer: Teachmint
With adoption from 10+ million users, 4,000+ educational institutes, and multiple international edtech partnerships, India-based Teachmint is the only solution catering to end-to-end technological infrastructure needs of educators ranging from K-12 schools to after-school tutoring to universities. "
target: Airlearn
Airlearn is a video engagement platform for education businesses. Founded by Awadhesh Kumar and Somveer Payal in 2020, Airlearn is a video engagement platform providing customizable live teaching and learning solutions to edtech organizations.
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closed 12/15/2020 via PR Web

Thompson Street Capital Partners, acquired WeVideo, Inc.

synopsis: Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a private equity firm based in St. Louis, has acquired majority ownership WeVideo, a leading cloud-based and collaborative video creation platform. The partnership tremendously enhances WeVideo’s ability to deliver on its vision of empowering everyone to impact their world through creative expression.
buyer: Thompson Street Capital Partners
Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP) is a private equity firm focused on investing in founder-led middle market businesses. TSCP has acquired more than 150 companies in the Healthcare & Life Science Services, Software & Technology Services, and Business Services & Engineered Products sectors. "
target: WeVideo, Inc.
WeVideo is a powerful, easy to use, cloud-based collaborative video creation platform. With over 30 million accounts created to date, WeVideo is the first choice of businesses, consumers, educators and students, as well as being the video backbone for many third-party media solutions.
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closed 6/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Flipgrid

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, an education start-up with an app that lets students record and share videos on specific topics with their classmates. Flipgrid was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Minneapolis.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$184,903.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Flipgrid
Flipgrid is an education start-up with an app that lets students record and share videos on specific topics with their classmates. The start-up was founded in 2015 and headquartered in Minneapolis.
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closed 1/31/2018 via PR Web

Brainly, acquired Bask Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Brainly, the world’s largest peer-to-peer learning platform for students, has acquired Bask, a video learning platform that helps students visually learn and collaborate online. The platform enables short teacher-produced video content to easily be integrated into an array of learning management systems.
buyer: Brainly
Brainly is the place to learn, for students, by students. The world's largest social learning community, Brainly.com and the Brainly app bring high school and middle school students together to make learning outside the classroom highly engaging, effective and rewarding. "
target: Bask Technologies Inc.
Bask is a video learning platform that enables short teacher-produced video content to easily be integrated into an array of learning management systems. The platform allows students to ask questions and receive bite-sized responses from their instructors.
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closed 3/11/2021 via PR Newswire

ETS Strategic Capital, acquired Vericant

synopsis: ETS Strategic Capital, a unit within ETS focused on growing its educational business and advancing the organization's strategic mission impact, has acquired Vericant. Headquartered in China, Vericant helps admissions officers better evaluate their candidates through 1:1 video interviews and other assessment tools.
buyer parent: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
buyer: ETS Strategic Capital
ETS Strategic Capital is the private equity investment and M&A execution arm for ETS, its subsidiaries, and its partners, sourcing transactions within the domestic United States and internationally. The unit advances ETS through equity investments, growth partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions. "
target: Vericant
Based in China, Vericant is transforming the face of international admissions and assessment. Vericant helps institutions by providing identify qualified applicants through 3rd-party verified video interviews, spoken English evaluation, proctored writing samples, and ID checks.
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closed 12/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired YouVisit

synopsis: Education firm EAB has acquired YouVisit, the leading provider of virtual tour and interactive web content for higher education. The addition of YouVisit’s technology platform, together with its expertise in immersive content creation, further enhances EAB’s ability to help colleges and universities find, engage, and enroll new students.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,500 institutions. "
target: YouVisit
YouVisit is the leading provider of virtual tour and interactive web content for higher education. YouVisit’s patented technology platform layers 360-degree photos and videos with other media types to create highly immersive web experiences.
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closed 5/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

UpGrad, acquired Impartus Innovations

synopsis: upGrad, the ed tech platform offering online course content, lectures and test material for college and university level students, has announced that it has acquired Impartus, the learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials.
buyer: UpGrad
UpGrad is an online higher education platform in India that provides rigorous industry relevant programs designed and delivered in collaboration with world-class faculty and industry. UpGrad merges the latest technology, pedagogy and services to create an immersive learning experience. "
target: Impartus Innovations
Bengaluru-based Impartus is a learning solutions provider which makes use of video tutorials. Impartus' flagship product is a video-based learning platform that enables institutions to capture, edit, and distribute content.
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closed 9/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Workday, Inc., acquired MediaCore Inc.

synopsis: MediaCore, a cloud-based educational video platform company, has been acquired by Workday, a 10-year-old company that offers cloud-based software to manage finance and human resources. MediaCore’s products provide secure, customized video-platform services to universities and tools to manage and catalogue content for easy access to students.
buyer: Workday, Inc. (WDAY:$4,894.34)
Workday is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. Founded in 2005, Workday delivers financial management, human capital management, and analytics applications designed for the world's largest companies, educational institutions, and government agencies. "
target: MediaCore Inc.
MediaCore's platform puts powerful video learning and sharing tools into the hands of every student and professor — empowering them to easily capture, manage and share video privately and securely across all mobile and desktop platforms.
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closed 9/29/2021 via Company Press Release

LoopUp, acquired mashme.io

synopsis: LoopUp, a global cloud communications partner, has acquired mashme.io, a global company that specializes in video collaboration. mashme.io offers a SaaS platform that enables corporations, universities and business schools to create simulated educational environments that serve as a virtual alternative to in-person meetings and training sessions.
buyer: LoopUp (AIM:LOOP:$40.70)
LoopUp is a global cloud communications partner. LoopUp helps enterprises move their global communications into the cloud to increase productivity and reduce complexity and cost. Their offer solutions for cloud telephony, remote meetings, and managed event calls. "
target: mashme.io
mashme.io is a global company that specializes in video collaboration. mashme.io offers a SaaS platform that enables corporations, universities and business schools to create simulated educational environments that serve as a virtual alternative to in-person meetings and training sessions.
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closed 1/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Kaltura, acquired newrow_

synopsis: Kaltura has acquired Newrow, a video conferencing and collaboration platform. Newrow is a leader in the virtual classroom and video-conferencing markets and is trusted by leading global enterprises and educational institutions. Through this acquisition, Kaltura expands its footprint in the Video Conferencing and Meeting Solutions markets.
buyer: Kaltura
Kaltura is the leading video cloud, powering the broadest range of video experiences. Kaltura’s products are used by thousands of global enterprises, media companies, service providers and educational institutions, engaging hundreds of millions of viewers at home, at work, and at school. "
target: newrow_
Newrow_ provides an interactive video platform purpose-built to engage large groups of people online. The company’s advanced collaboration and multi-streaming technology allows large groups to interact face-to-face from anywhere, on any device.
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closed 1/12/2022 via PR Newswire

Turning Technologies, LLC merged with Echo360,

synopsis: Echo360, the globally leading video-based learning platform, announced that it has merged with Turning, the world's premier provider of learning engagement platforms for education, business, and government sectors, to establish the industry's most comprehensive SaaS-based video learning and engagement platform.
buyer: Echo360
Echo360 believes that improved outcomes start with great moments in the classroom. Developed by educators, Echo360 helps instructors record and extend those moments to improve learner engagement through accessible, engaging video-based learning. "
target parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
target: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning was born out of the desire to transform traditional learning into active learning engagement. The Turning portfolio (including Dojo360, ExamView, Point Solutions, and Knowbly) embodies its mission to create remarkable learning engagement experiences for everyone, everywhere.
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closed 6/9/2022 via PR Newswire

Achieve Partners, acquired boclips

synopsis: Achieve Partners announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Boclips, whose library of video and audio content is used by publishers, schools, universities and Ministries of Education around the world. Boclips works with publishers and education providers worldwide to enrich learning with the world's best educational videos and podcasts.
buyer: Achieve Partners
Achieve Partners is engineering the future of learning and earning by investing in cutting-edge technologies and novel business models to bolster skill development and secure the future of work for millions of Americans. "
target: boclips
Boclips works with publishers and education providers worldwide to enrich learning with the world's best educational videos and podcasts. Boclips is the industry's trusted destination for rich media that are vetted for quality, sourced from leading creators, and curated specifically for education.
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closed 11/3/2021 via PR Newswire

boclips, acquired Listenwise

synopsis: Boclips, the world's leading educational video platform, has acquired Listenwise, the US market leader in curriculum-geared podcasts for grades 2 to 12. The acquisition creates a unique offering of video and audio content for global education providers, and positions the combined business for accelerated growth in the US and worldwide.
buyer: boclips
Boclips is on a mission to educate, enlighten, and inspire learners of all ages with video. Since the company's foundation in 2014, the Boclips video platform has offered education providers a single procurement point to find, license, and incorporate video aligned to their courseware. "
target: Listenwise
Listenwise is an award-winning listening comprehension platform for grades 2-12. The company's collection of Lexile leveled podcasts keeps teaching connected to the real world and builds student listening skills at the same time.
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closed 6/9/2022 via PR Newswire

Achieve Partners, acquired boclips

synopsis: Achieve Partners announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Boclips, whose library of video and audio content is used by publishers, schools, universities and Ministries of Education around the world. Boclips works with publishers and education providers worldwide to enrich learning with the world's best educational videos and podcasts.
buyer: Achieve Partners
Achieve Partners is engineering the future of learning and earning by investing in cutting-edge technologies and novel business models to bolster skill development and secure the future of work for millions of Americans. "
target: boclips
Boclips works with publishers and education providers worldwide to enrich learning with the world's best educational videos and podcasts. Boclips is the industry's trusted destination for rich media that are vetted for quality, sourced from leading creators, and curated specifically for education.
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closed 9/3/2021 via PR Newswire

Achieve Partners, acquired Metmox Inc.

synopsis: Achieve Partners announced the acquisition of Metmox, a next generation Managed Security and Network Solutions Provider delivering meaningful outcomes to secure customers through technology innovation and investing in talent, paired with an extreme focus on customer satisfaction.
buyer: Achieve Partners
Achieve Partners is engineering the future of learning and earning by investing in cutting-edge technologies and novel business models to bolster skill development and secure the future of work for millions of Americans. "
target: Metmox Inc.
Metmox is a next generation Managed Security and Network Solutions Provider delivering meaningful outcomes to secure customers through technology innovation and investing in talent, paired with an extreme focus on customer satisfaction.
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closed 7/23/2021 via PR Newswire

Achieve Partners, acquired Optimum Healthcare IT

synopsis: Optimum Healthcare IT, which provides Best in KLAS healthcare IT staffing and consulting services to more than 150 of the nation's largest hospitals, has been acquired by Achieve Partners. The sale represents the first investment of Achieve's Putting America Back to Work Fund, which leverages apprenticeships to create faster pathways to good jobs.
buyer: Achieve Partners
Achieve Partners is engineering the future of learning and earning by investing in cutting-edge technologies and novel business models to bolster skill development and secure the future of work for millions of Americans. "
target: Optimum Healthcare IT
Optimum Healthcare IT is a Best in KLAS healthcare IT staffing and consulting services firm. Optimum provides world-class professional staffing services to fill any need as well as consulting services that encompass advisory, EHR implementation, training and activation, managed services, and more.
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, announced that it will acquire a majority stake in Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for preK-12th grade, from KKR.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
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announced 3/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

synopsis: Boubyan Petrochemicals, the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector, is to acquire majority stake in Educational Holding Group, the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. Boubyan Petrochemicals is looking to buy 32.8% stake and currently hold 21.12% stake.
buyer: Boubyan Petrochemical Company (KWSE:BPCC:$93.42)
Boubyan Petrochemical Company K.S.C., a Kuwaiti shareholding company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, is the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector. The company was established on February 12, 1995 "
target: Educational Holding Group (KWSE:EDU:$38.04)
Founded in 1982, Educational Holding Group was the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. The group has grown manifold with a portfolio that covers the entire educational life-cycle, ranging from K-12, tertiary education and vocational training and development.
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