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closed 8/4/2022 via PR Newswire

Prometric, acquired Finetune Learning

synopsis: Prometric announced that it has completed the acquisition of Finetune, a leading innovator in AI-assisted assessment and learning technology across the credentialing, licensure, workforce readiness and education sectors.
buyer parent: Baring Private Equity Asia
buyer: Prometric
Prometric is a leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions. Their integrated, end-to-end solutions provide exam development, management, and distribution that set the industry standard in quality, security, and service excellence. "
target: Finetune Learning
Finetune is a leading innovator in the education sector, specializing in the development of hybrid AI-human-solutions that address some of the most challenging problems including automated content generation and AI-powered learning-resource classification.
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closed 6/20/2013 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Aleks Corporation

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education, a leading digital learning company, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ALEKS Corporation, the privately held developer of the ALEKS adaptive learning technology for the K-12 and higher education markets.
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: Aleks Corporation
ALEKS Corporation is the leader in the creation of web-based artificially intelligent educational software. ALEKS is founded on a field of ground-breaking research in mathematical cognitive science and applied mathematics known as Knowledge Space Theory.
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closed 11/1/2012 via Company Press Release

ConnectEDU, Inc., acquired Epsilen Inc.

synopsis: ConnectEDU announced the acquisition of Epsilen – a cloud-based e-portfolio, skills assessment, professional development and social learning management platform.
buyer: ConnectEDU, Inc.
ConnectEDU, Inc. is the web-based leader in empowering learners to manage their education, launch their careers, and secure a more stable financial future. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real learners and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
target parent: The New York Times Company
target: Epsilen Inc.
Serving educators and students in over 600 K-12 and higher education institutions worldwide, Epsilen provides a social learning environment with personalized tools to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
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closed 11/10/2010 via PR Newswire

Measured Progress, acquired Datawise, Inc.

synopsis: Measured Progress has greatly enhanced its assessment and data management capabilities with the recent acquisition of Datawise, Inc. Datawise provides support for all aspects of assessment automation and data management.
buyer: Measured Progress
Measured Progress is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to student learning and improving instruction in the standards-based classroom. The organization develops state- and district-level assessments and is a provider of alternate assessment for students with cognitive disabilities. "
target: Datawise, Inc.
Datawise is a Redding, California-based company that empowers educators by offering access to meaningful data. Datawise specializes in all aspects of assessment automation and data management.
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closed 1/29/2007 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Study Island

synopsis: Study Island, a provider of web based educational programs for K-12, has been purchased by Providence Equity Partners, Inc. in a cash transaction for $100 million.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in communications and media companies around the world. The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with approximately $21 billion in equity commitments. "
target: Study Island
Study Island has provides K-12 schools with the most practical and effective web-based learning programs available. All of our products are web-based, state standards-based, and research based. Our in-house writing and editing staff designs and creates our programs.
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$100
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closed 4/10/2014 via Market Wire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Renaissance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renaissance Learning, a leading provider of online assessments and data-powered teaching and learning solutions, announced that Hellman & Friedman, the San Francisco-based private equity investment firm, has successfully completed its acquisition of Renaissance from the Permira funds.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Hellman & Friedman LLC is a leading private equity investment firm that focuses on investing in superior business franchises and serving as a partner to management in select industries including software, internet & digital media, business & marketing services, financial services and healthcare. "
target parent: Permira
target: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning is a leader of K12 assessment and learning analytics with a presence in more than a third of U.S. schools and 60 countries around the world. Renaissance Learning enables educators to deliver highly differentiated and timely instruction.
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closed 3/28/2022 via Company Press Release

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired KeyPhonics

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

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired Freckle Education

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

MasteryConnect, will acquire Socrative

synopsis: Education technology leader MasteryConnect announced it is acquiring Socrative, a student response system that increases classroom engagement, for $5 million in cash and stock. The deal will add Socrative's real-time classroom assessment functionality to MasteryConnect's existing suite of cloud-based software and apps for learning in K-12 settings.
buyer: MasteryConnect
MasteryConnect is a market leader in curriculum, assessment and mastery learning tools for K-12. MasteryConnect supports teachers via its Mastery Learning Platform, as well as through their numerous apps on all Web-enabled devices. "
target: Socrative
Socrative supports teachers in formatively assessing their students with educational activities on all Web-enabled devices; including tablets, laptops and smartphones.
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announced 4/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

Reliance Industries Limited, will acquire Embibe

synopsis: Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Mumbai, India, will acquire a 73% stake in Embibe, a leading online test preparation portal in India. Embibe helps students prepare for life-changing exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, and CET.
buyer: Reliance Industries Limited (NSEI:RELIANCE:$87,650.06)
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) is a conglomerate holding company headquartered in Mumbai, India. RIL is India’s largest private sector company, with activities that span hydrocarbon exploration and production, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals, retail and 4G digital services. "
target: Embibe
Embibe is a leading online test preparation portal in India. Their AI-based education platform uses data analytics to deliver personalized learning outcomes to each student. Embibe helps students prepare for life-changing exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, and CET.
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closed 4/17/2015 via BNC Analysis

Toppr, acquired EasyPrep

synopsis: Mumbai-based Haygot Education Pvt Ltd which runs digital ed-tech startup Toppr.com, has acquired EasyPrepEasyPrep, an online entrance exam preparation platform. EasyPrep offers customised exam creation platform for schools and helps students prepare for competitive examinations.
buyer: Toppr
Toppr is a test preparation platform for engineering, medical and secondary schools students. The platform covers exams such as IIT JEE and BITSAT in engineering; NEET, AIIMS, AIPMT, AFMC, MT-CET and EAMCET in medical; and NTSE, NSO, NSTSE and KVPY, among others in the secondary school level. "
target: EasyPrep
EasyPrep is a customized exam creation platform for schools, coaching institutes and teachers and an exam preparation platform for students. Easyprep is a complete package for students to supplement their exam preparation.
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closed 2/16/2012 via PR Newswire

Naviance, acquired PrepMe

synopsis: Naviance, the K-12 division of Hobsons, and the leading provider of measurable student success solutions for schools and districts, announced its acquisition of PrepMe, a leader in adaptive learning technologies and test preparation programs for the PSAT, SAT and ACT.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Naviance
Naviance is the leading provider of measurable student success solutions for K-12 schools. Serving more than 300,000 educators and 4.5 million students, Naviance provides student-centric tools for course, career, college and success planning. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: PrepMe
PrepMe is a leader in the online test preparation and course delivery space. The company offers an adaptive learning platform that is used by publishers to transform their content into highly engaging, personalized online courses.
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closed 1/10/2011 via Market Wire

Educational Testing Service, acquired Computerized Assessments and Learning LLC

synopsis: Educational Testing Service (ETS) has purchased Computerized Assessments and Learning (CAL), LLC, an industry-leading computerized assessment company based in Lawrence, Kansas. CAL's adaptive testing platform provides products and services to support instructional and learning processes for K-12 education systems.
buyer: Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service (ETS) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. "
target: Computerized Assessments and Learning LLC
Computerized Assessments and Learning (CAL), LLC is an industry-leading computerized assessment company based in Lawrence, Kansas. CAL's adaptive testing platform provides products and services to support instructional and learning processes for K-12 education systems.
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closed 1/24/2011 via Market Wire

Axiologix Education Corporation, acquired Edumedia Software Solutions Corporation

synopsis: Axiologix Education Corporation, an educational software provider, announced that it has completed the acquisition of E*pad from Edumedia Software Solutions Corporation. Edumedia is an educational software company whose E*pad is a web based, electronic portfolio, and authentic assessment development application for students and educators.
buyer: Axiologix Education Corporation (AXLX:$9,914.00)
Axiologix Education Corporation is an educational software and services provider. The company's software products include eBoard, Curricuplan and Student Tracker. "
target: Edumedia Software Solutions Corporation
Edumedia Software Solutions Corporation is an education based hardware and software provider. Edumedia's E*pad is an innovative, web based, electronic portfolio, and authentic assessment development application for students and educators.
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closed 10/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Riverside Insights, acquired ESGI, LLC

synopsis: Riverside Insights, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors, has acquired ESGI, a leading SaaS platform for administering, creating, tracking, and reporting teacher-led assessments of early childhood students. ESGI was founded with the mission to help teachers and administrators overcome the unique challenges of early childhood education.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Riverside Insights
Riverside is a provider of educational and clinical assessments that play a key role in helping individuals elevate their learning potential by providing accurate and reliable data. Riverside is comprised of several iconic, leading brands such as Woodcock-Johnson, the Iowa Assessments, and CogAT. "
target: ESGI, LLC
ESGI ("Educational Software for Guiding Instruction") is an industry-leading platform for conducting 1-on-1 assessments that guide instruction for early childhood students. ESGI assessments empower teachers with real-time student data in easy-to-read reports, graphs, parent letters, and flashcards.
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closed 2/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

Toppr, acquired Manch

synopsis: Mumbai-based online test preparation startup Toppr has announced its acquisition of Manch. Founded in late-2013 by IIT-Bombay graduates, Rajshekhar Ratrey, Aadil Shah and Vikas Verma, Manch offers its services in test preparation, corporate training and to schools and colleges.
buyer: Toppr
Toppr is a test preparation platform for engineering, medical and secondary schools students. The platform covers exams such as IIT JEE and BITSAT in engineering; NEET, AIIMS, AIPMT, AFMC, MT-CET and EAMCET in medical; and NTSE, NSO, NSTSE and KVPY, among others in the secondary school level. "
target: Manch
Manch is an effective knowledge delivery platform which enables an individual to obtain competence using the platforms’ in-built analytics and recommendations.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BusinessWire

ECS Learning Systems, Inc., acquired PrepWorks

synopsis: Asteria Education, Inc., DBA ECS Learning Systems, the leading Integrated Standards Prep™ company and developer of STAAR MASTER, announced the acquisition of Miami-based PREPWORKS, a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning.
buyer parent: Asteria Education, Inc.
buyer: 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. "
target: PrepWorks
PREPWORKS is a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning. With a combination of intelligent software, courseware, and reporting, Prepworks is disrupting student achievement in secondary school and higher education to promote college and career readiness.
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closed 12/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

LEAD School, acquired QuizNext

synopsis: LEAD School, a leading education technology company in India, has acquired QuizNext, a student assessment and practice platform in India. QuizNext is a gamified practice app that offers AI based practice quizzes for CBSE and ICSE students for grade 6-10th.
buyer: LEAD School
LEAD School is a leading education technology company in India. LEAD School offers an integrated system that aims to revolutionalise every child’s learning experience. Their system enables schools to deliver uninterrupted excellent learning, both online and in school. "
target: QuizNext
QuizNext is a student assessment and practice platform in India. QuizNext is a gamified practice app that offers AI based practice quizzes for CBSE and ICSE students for grade 6-10th. The app provides personalized recommendations to drive students to practice three times a day.
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closed 7/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Ascend Learning, acquired PrepMe

synopsis: PrepMe announced the sale of its adaptive learning platform and virtual classroom to Ascend Learning, a leading digital and print education company. PrepMe will continue to provide online college preparation and Coursification™ services under license from Ascend Learning.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of technology-based educational, curriculum and assessment solutions for the healthcare industry and other vocational fields. It is renowned for delivering solutions that result in higher-performing student results at a lower cost. "
target: PrepMe
PrepMe is a leader in the online test preparation and course delivery space. The company offers an adaptive learning platform that is used by publishers to transform their content into highly engaging, personalized online courses.
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closed 4/23/2020 via PR Web

Thinkster, acquired SelectQ Corporation

synopsis: Thinkster, the world leader in AI-driven Math tutoring for Kindergarten to 8th grade, has acquired SelectQ Corporation, an AI-driven educational technology platform. SelectQ offers quizzes and performance-based training for SATs, tailored to the needs and understanding levels of each student.
buyer: Thinkster
Thinkster is the world leader in AI-driven Math tutoring for Kindergarten to 8th grade. Thinkster combines the power of elite human tutors with a world-class curriculum and amazing AI and data-driven approach that is hyper-personalized for each student. "
target: SelectQ Corporation
SelectQ is an AI-driven educational technology platform. SelectQ offers quizzes and performance-based training for SATs, tailored to the needs and understanding levels of each student. Their platform identifies strong and weak subjects for each student and provides customized improvement plans.
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closed 8/4/2022 via PR Newswire

Prometric, acquired Finetune Learning

synopsis: Prometric announced that it has completed the acquisition of Finetune, a leading innovator in AI-assisted assessment and learning technology across the credentialing, licensure, workforce readiness and education sectors.
buyer parent: Baring Private Equity Asia
buyer: Prometric
Prometric is a leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions. Their integrated, end-to-end solutions provide exam development, management, and distribution that set the industry standard in quality, security, and service excellence. "
target: Finetune Learning
Finetune is a leading innovator in the education sector, specializing in the development of hybrid AI-human-solutions that address some of the most challenging problems including automated content generation and AI-powered learning-resource classification.
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closed 8/4/2022 via PR Newswire

Prometric, acquired Finetune Learning

synopsis: Prometric announced that it has completed the acquisition of Finetune, a leading innovator in AI-assisted assessment and learning technology across the credentialing, licensure, workforce readiness and education sectors.
buyer parent: Baring Private Equity Asia
buyer: Prometric
Prometric is a leading provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions. Their integrated, end-to-end solutions provide exam development, management, and distribution that set the industry standard in quality, security, and service excellence. "
target: Finetune Learning
Finetune is a leading innovator in the education sector, specializing in the development of hybrid AI-human-solutions that address some of the most challenging problems including automated content generation and AI-powered learning-resource classification.
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closed 4/7/2021 via PR Newswire

Prometric, acquired Paragon Testing Enterprises

synopsis: Prometric Canada Testing Services® announced that it has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of the University of British Columbia (UBC). Paragon is Canada's largest provider of high-stakes English language proficiency tests.
buyer parent: Baring Private Equity Asia
buyer: Prometric
As a global leader in test development, testing delivery, and candidate services, Prometric partners with the world's top credentialing and licensure organizations to design and deliver leading exam programs that help individuals advance their careers and serve their communities. "
target parent: University of British Columbia
target: Paragon Testing Enterprises
Paragon Testing Enterprises was incorporated in 2009 to commercialize University of British Columbia's (UBC) English language proficiency tests. Paragon is Canada's largest provider of high-stakes English language proficiency tests.
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closed 3/14/2019 via PR Newswire

Prometric, acquired Schroeder Measurement Technologies

synopsis: Prometric, a trusted provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions, has acquired Schroeder Measurement Technologies, Inc. (SMT), a company that specializes in providing comprehensive exam development and administration services to certification organizations and licensing agencies.
buyer parent: Baring Private Equity Asia
buyer: Prometric
Prometric administers exams for organizations such as the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. The Baltimore, Maryland-based company manages an average of 7 million exams per year in 6,000 testing centers in more than 180 countries. "
target: Schroeder Measurement Technologies
Schroeder Measurement Technologies, Inc. (SMT) specializes in providing comprehensive exam development and administration services to certification organizations and licensing agencies. From cosmetology to highly specialized nursing care, SMT specializes in comprehensive client tailored solutions.
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closed 3/14/2019 via PR Newswire

Prometric, acquired DL Roope Administrations Inc

synopsis: Prometric, a trusted provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions, has acquired DL Roope Administrations Inc., a leader in the administration of NIC State Board licensure examinations in cosmetology and related sub-specialities. DL Roope provides online application processing, exam administration, and score reporting services.
buyer parent: Baring Private Equity Asia
buyer: Prometric
Prometric administers exams for organizations such as the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. The Baltimore, Maryland-based company manages an average of 7 million exams per year in 6,000 testing centers in more than 180 countries. "
target: DL Roope Administrations Inc
DL Roope is a leader in the administration of NIC State Board licensure examinations in cosmetology and related sub-specialities. Working with numerous state regulatory agencies, DL Roope provides online application processing, exam administration, and score reporting services.
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announced 12/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Baring Private Equity Asia, will acquire Prometric

synopsis: Hong Kong-based buyout firm Baring Private Equity Asia is nearing a deal to acquire U.S. educational services company Prometric Inc. Prometric administers exams for organizations such as the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of the largest and most established private alternative investment firms in Asia, with total committed capital of over USD11 billion. The firm runs a pan-Asian investment program, sponsoring buyouts and providing growth capital to companies. "
target parent: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
target: Prometric
Prometric administers exams for organizations such as the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. The Baltimore, Maryland-based company manages an average of 7 million exams per year in 6,000 testing centers in more than 180 countries.
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closed 10/15/2007 via BusinessWire

Educational Testing Service, acquired Thomson Prometric

synopsis: Prometric, previously a business of The Thomson Corporation and the global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services, today announced that its acquisition by ETS is complete.
buyer: Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service is the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organization and a leader in educational research. The company is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals, educational institutions, and government bodies in almost 200 countries. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Prometric
Thomson Prometric is the global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services for academic, professional, government, corporate and information technology markets. Thomson Prometric delivers standardized tests for 300 clients, in 26 languages.
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announced 12/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Baring Private Equity Asia, will acquire Prometric

synopsis: Hong Kong-based buyout firm Baring Private Equity Asia is nearing a deal to acquire U.S. educational services company Prometric Inc. Prometric administers exams for organizations such as the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of the largest and most established private alternative investment firms in Asia, with total committed capital of over USD11 billion. The firm runs a pan-Asian investment program, sponsoring buyouts and providing growth capital to companies. "
target parent: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
target: Prometric
Prometric administers exams for organizations such as the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. The Baltimore, Maryland-based company manages an average of 7 million exams per year in 6,000 testing centers in more than 180 countries.
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closed 10/15/2007 via BusinessWire

Educational Testing Service, acquired Thomson Prometric

synopsis: Prometric, previously a business of The Thomson Corporation and the global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services, today announced that its acquisition by ETS is complete.
buyer: Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service is the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organization and a leader in educational research. The company is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals, educational institutions, and government bodies in almost 200 countries. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Prometric
Thomson Prometric is the global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services for academic, professional, government, corporate and information technology markets. Thomson Prometric delivers standardized tests for 300 clients, in 26 languages.
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closed 3/14/2019 via PR Newswire

Prometric, acquired Schroeder Measurement Technologies

synopsis: Prometric, a trusted provider of technology-enabled testing and assessment solutions, has acquired Schroeder Measurement Technologies, Inc. (SMT), a company that specializes in providing comprehensive exam development and administration services to certification organizations and licensing agencies.
buyer parent: Baring Private Equity Asia
buyer: Prometric
Prometric administers exams for organizations such as the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. The Baltimore, Maryland-based company manages an average of 7 million exams per year in 6,000 testing centers in more than 180 countries. "
target: Schroeder Measurement Technologies
Schroeder Measurement Technologies, Inc. (SMT) specializes in providing comprehensive exam development and administration services to certification organizations and licensing agencies. From cosmetology to highly specialized nursing care, SMT specializes in comprehensive client tailored solutions.
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closed 6/20/2018 via BusinessWire

Scantron Corporation, acquired CASTLE Worldwide

synopsis: Scantron Corporation, a global provider of market-leading assessment and technology solutions, announced it has completed its acquisition of Castle Worldwide, an accomplished full-service licensure and certification testing company based in Morrisville, North Carolina.
buyer parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
buyer: Scantron Corporation
Scantron is a global, diversified company that provides market leading assessment capabilities and technology services to help learners, educators, business owners, and professionals around the world achieve their goals. "
target: CASTLE Worldwide
Castle is an accomplished full-services certification and licensure testing company. They allow stakeholders to excel in their profession through the development of competency-based testing, training, and high-stakes certification programs.
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closed 12/6/2016 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Computer Assisted Testing Service, Inc.

synopsis: PSI Services LLC, a testing services provider to corporations, federal and state government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies, announced that they have acquired Computer Assisted Testing Service, an organization that delivers computer-based examinations for organizations involved in licensing and certification testing.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Computer Assisted Testing Service, Inc.
Computer Assisted Testing Service (CATS) is a full service testing company for licensure, certification, assessment, and educational testing programs.
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PSI Services LLC, acquired Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc.

synopsis: PSI Services LLC announced that they have acquired Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP), a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Board for Respiratory Care. AMP provides certification organizations, government agencies, professional associations and private industry with innovative assessment and management solutions.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target parent: National Board for Respiratory Care
target: Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc.
Applied Measurement Professionals (AMP) provides certification organizations, government agencies, professional associations and private industry with innovative assessment and management solutions. AMP has 30 years of experience and 100 clients representing a wide range of professional occupations.
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closed 7/1/2021 via PR Newswire

Software Improvement Group, acquired Exin Holding B.V.

synopsis: Software Improvement Group (SIG), the independent global authority on software assurance, announced that it has acquired EXIN, a leading independent exam and certification institute for IT professionals. EXIN has over 1000 accredited partners in more than 165 countries worldwide.
buyer parent: Auxilium Capital
buyer: Software Improvement Group
Software Improvement Group (SIG) helps organizations trust the technology they depend on. They combine their intelligent technology with human expertise to dig deep into the build quality of enterprise software and architecture. Founded in 2000, SIG is headquartered in Amsterdam. "
target: Exin Holding B.V.
EXIN is a leading independent exam and certification institute, having certified millions of professionals in the digital domain. EXIN has over 1000 accredited partners in more than 165 countries worldwide. EXIN enables digital transformation by assessing and validating competences.
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closed 12/7/2006 via Company Press Release

Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd., acquired Enlight

synopsis: Knowledge Solutions (UK) Ltd today announced the acquisition of over 30% of the shares of Enlight International AB (publ), a leading, publicly-traded provider of knowledge assurance solutions, for an undisclosed sum. Enlight is listed as ENLI B on the First North public stock exchange in Stockholm.
buyer: Knowledge Solutions (UK), Ltd.
Knowledge Solutions develops and markets a range of solutions designed to support business process change and the transfer, and management, of knowledge from those who know to those who need to know. "
target: Enlight
Enlight is the largest European provider of online solutions for testing and certification. Over 7 million tests have been taken in more than 60 countries in over 3000 Test Centres using Enlight's solutions, and Enlight has offices in Sweden, the UK, Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium.
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closed 1/27/2022 via Company Press Release

AQA, acquired AlphaPlus

synopsis: AQA, the UK’s leading assessment organisation, has acquired AlphaPlus. Based in Manchester, AlphaPlus is an education service business that specialises in standards, assessment and certification. This acquisition will allow AlphaPlus to pass on the benefits of AQA’s considerable assessment, research and technological capabilities to its clients.
buyer: AQA
AQA is the the UK’s leading assessment organisation, setting and marking around half the GCSEs (General Certificate of Secondary Education) and A-levels taken in England each year. AQA is a world leader in assessment, with a cutting-edge research department focused on advancing assessment. "
target: AlphaPlus
Based in the UK, AlphaPlus is an education service business that specialises in standards, assessment and certification. AlphaPlus helps its clients design, develop, deploy and evaluate qualifications and their underpinning assessments.
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closed 4/7/2021 via PR Newswire

Prometric, acquired Paragon Testing Enterprises

synopsis: Prometric Canada Testing Services® announced that it has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of the University of British Columbia (UBC). Paragon is Canada's largest provider of high-stakes English language proficiency tests.
buyer parent: Baring Private Equity Asia
buyer: Prometric
As a global leader in test development, testing delivery, and candidate services, Prometric partners with the world's top credentialing and licensure organizations to design and deliver leading exam programs that help individuals advance their careers and serve their communities. "
target parent: University of British Columbia
target: Paragon Testing Enterprises
Paragon Testing Enterprises was incorporated in 2009 to commercialize University of British Columbia's (UBC) English language proficiency tests. Paragon is Canada's largest provider of high-stakes English language proficiency tests.
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