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closed 2/22/2007 via PR Newswire

Harcourt Education, acquired Achieve! Data Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Global education provider Harcourt Education has acquired Achieve Data Solutions, a provider of web-based data analysis and reporting systems for schools. ADS will be part of Harcourt Connected Learning, a newly-formed division of Harcourt Education headed by Julie McGee.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Harcourt Education
Harcourt Education is a global education provider serving students and teachers in Pre-K through grade 12, adult learners, and readers of all ages. "
target: Achieve! Data Solutions, LLC
Achieve Data Solutions provides next generation web-based software and services to the K-12 market. Its signature product, DataDirector, has quickly become the gold standard for helping educators make sense of their data and is in use across the country by well over a 1,000 schools.
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closed 2/24/2009 via PR Newswire

Campusware merged with SchoolNet,

synopsis: SchoolNet, Inc., the award-winning education technology company that helps school districts improve efficiency and increase academic achievement, announced a merger with Campusware(TM), the provider of GradeSpeed(TM), the leading web-based and standards-aligned district grade book.
buyer: SchoolNet
SchoolNet, Inc. is the leader in Data-Driven Decision Making for K12 school districts. SchoolNet's award-winning Instructional Management Suite (IMS) helps districts improve efficiency and increase student achievement. "
target: Campusware
Campusware has been making the grading process easier with GradeSpeed since 1989. In addition to the grade book software and SIS, additional modules are available to districts including a parental access portal, discipline tracking, attendance, lesson plan management, custom report cards, and more.
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announced 4/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Onex Corporation, will acquire PowerSchool Group LLC

synopsis: Onex Corporation and Vista Equity Partners announced Onex will acquire a stake in PowerSchool Group LLC from Vista, which will also invest new capital in the business. Onex And Vista Equity Partners will become equal partners In Powerschool, the leading education technology platform for K-12 schools.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$6,895.00)
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Through its Onex Partners and ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide secure and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management.
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closed 10/30/2017 via PR Newswire

BV Investment Partners, acquired SchoolMint

synopsis: BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services and IT services sectors, announced the acquisition of SchoolMint. SchoolMint is a leading provider of cloud-based student enrollment and school choice systems for PreK-12 district, charter, and independent schools.
buyer: BV Investment Partners
BV Investment Partners is currently investing its ninth private equity fund. The firm is one of the oldest and most experienced sector-focused private equity firms in North America. The company actively targets investments in the business services and information technology services industries. "
target: SchoolMint
SchoolMint provides a cloud-based student enrollment and school choice platform to PreK-12 school systems worldwide. Schools choose SchoolMint to streamline all aspects of student enrollment – student registration management, application, lottery, school choice management and document uploads.
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closed 3/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Education Brands, acquired Ravenna Solutions

synopsis: Ravenna Solutions, a leading provider of enrollment management software to K-12 private schools, is excited to announce they are formally joining forces with Education Brands, a division of MB Parent Holdings. Ravenna Solutions provides private schools with a cloud-based admission system that provides a customized process & efficiency improvements.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Education Brands
Education Brands, a division of MB Holdings LLC, delight schools and families with their network of education-focused software and service companies. This network allows schools to leverage best practices that have been proven at some of the most effective, efficient schools in the country. "
target: Ravenna Solutions
Ravenna Solutions is a leading provider of enrollment management software to K-12 private schools. Ravenna Solutions provides private schools with a best-of-breed cloud-based admission CRM system that provides a highly customized process and unprecedented efficiency improvements.
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closed 1/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Education Brands, acquired SchoolSpeak

synopsis: SchoolSpeak, a leading cloud-based School Management Solution provider to K-12 schools and dioceses is excited to announce they are formally joining forces with Education Brands, a division of MB Parent Holdings. SchoolSpeak is a vendor for Standards-Based Grading and Reporting as well as Data Collection for Catholic Dioceses across North America.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Education Brands
Education Brands, a division of MB Holdings LLC, delight schools and families with their network of education-focused software and service companies. This network allows schools to leverage best practices that have been proven at some of the most effective, efficient schools in the country. "
target: SchoolSpeak
SchoolSpeak is a leading cloud-based School Management Solution provider to K-12 schools and dioceses. SchoolSpeak is a prominent vendor for Standards-Based Grading and Reporting as well as Data Collection and Dashboard Contribution for Catholic Dioceses throughout North America.
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Volaris Group Inc., acquired The Alpha School System PTY LTD

synopsis: Volaris Group announced that it has acquired The Alpha School System PTY LTD (“TASS”) of Brisbane, Australia. The company provides mission-critical School Information Systems (“SIS”) to K-12 independent and Catholic schools throughout Australia.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target: The Alpha School System PTY LTD
Founded in 1988, The Alpha School System PTY LTD's (TASS’) Web accessible solutions help to connect all key stakeholders – parents, teachers and students – across the school community.
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closed 8/4/2015 via paidContent.org

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Pearson plc has sold its PowerSchool business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most widely used web-based SIS in North America.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on software and technology businesses. Vista Equity Partners understands the software business model and has specific operational improvements to create value, which they combine with a unique perspective. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most used web-based SIS in North America.
price ($mm)
$350
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$97
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3.6x
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closed 3/28/2012 via PR Web

O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway, acquired SchoolOne, LLC

synopsis: Consulting firm, O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway, announced the acquisition of the SchoolOne brand, Student Information System (SIS) software and related services from Cleveland-based IT firm FIT Technologies. The SchoolOne SIS software tracks important student metrics such as attendance, assignments, grades and behavior.
buyer: O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway
O’Meara Ferguson has established itself as both an innovator and an authority in Church-related project financing and financial matters. "
target: SchoolOne, LLC
SchoolOne is a pioneer and leader in providing complex, web-based information systems for the PreK-12 education market with expertise in the Catholic, private, charter, and public school markets.
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closed 11/17/2010 via Company Press Release

Pearson Education, acquired The Administrative Assistants Ltd.

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, announced the acquisition of The Administrative Assistants Ltd., provider of eSIS® student information system (SIS) in the K-12 school market worldwide.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Pearson, the global leader in education services, education technology and school solutions, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems and teacher professional development. "
target: The Administrative Assistants Ltd.
The Administrative Assistants Ltd. is committed to providing secure, comprehensive and centralized software solutions that improve the way clients collect, store and retrieve student information, backed by the highest level of on-site technical consulting and client support available.
price ($mm)
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$14
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0.0x
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closed 5/24/2006 via

Pearson Education, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Apple(R) and Pearson announced an expansion of their relationship to enhance teaching and learning through technology. Pearson will acquire PowerSchool, Apple's award-winning student information systems (SIS) division, and develop educational content for teachers and students compatible with iPod(R).
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. "
target parent: Apple Computer, Inc.
target: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, a web-based student information system (SIS) from Apple, simplifies data-driven decision making by providing real-time information to all stakeholders — over the Internet. Administrators get the most accurate information to make more effective decisions.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Harris School Solutions, acquired ClassMate

synopsis: Harris School Solutions, the premier provider of technology software in the K-12 and Continuing Education markets, has acquired ClassMate software from ClassLink. ClassMate is a student administration and curriculum management solution that provides powerful tools to organize and analyze student performance, assessment and curriculum information.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions focuses on delivering integrated information systems designed to meet the needs of the K-12 and specialized educational markets. Harris School Solutions has grown through the acquisition of regional flagship products and provides a wide variety of software solutions. "
target parent: ClassLink
target: ClassMate
ClassMate is a student administration and curriculum management solution, designed by diverse educators, that provides powerful tools to organize and analyze student performance, assessment and curriculum information.
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closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Prep HeadQuarters

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc., the web-based leader in connecting students with colleges and employers through its integrated college and career planning network, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Prep HeadQuarters, a college planning web service deployed in over 700 high schools.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is the nation's leading technology firm dedicated to providing students, educators and employers with comprehensive solutions to successfully navigate education and employment transitions. "
target: Prep HeadQuarters
Prep HeadQuarters is a secure internet program that helps high school counselors manage the college planning process by combining up-to-date college information with powerful technology.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired LearnSprout

synopsis: Apple, an American multinational technology company, has acquired LearnSprout, an online data insights service for K-12 educators. LearnSprout is the only education analytics solution available that uses live data directly from a district’s student information system.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$260,174.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: LearnSprout
LearnSprout is an online data insights service for K-12 educators. It is the only education analytics solution available that uses live data directly from a district’s student information system.
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closed 2/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Banyan Software, acquired School Pathways LLC

synopsis: Banyan Software, Inc., a company focused on acquiring, building and growing great enterprise software businesses, has acquired School Pathways LLC, a market leader in student information systems. School Pathways offers a web-based system that provides quick access to important information, online student registrations, grade books and more.
buyer: Banyan Software
Banyan Software acquires, builds and grows great enterprise software businesses. Unlike typical investment firms, their plan isn’t to resell a business down the road. They aim to provide a permanent home for businesses and want to continue the legacy of the company’s culture, product and teams. "
target: School Pathways LLC
School Pathways is a market leader in student information systems for Independent Study (IS) charter schools, districts, and county offices of education. School Pathways offers a web-based system that provides quick access to important information, online student registrations, grade books and more.
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closed 9/20/2017 via PR Web

IO Education, acquired eSchoolData, LLC

synopsis: IO Education, a market leader in helping educators use data to improve student outcomes, has acquired eSchoolData, a provider of student and data management solutions for K-12 school districts. eSchoolData's comprehensive, web-based solution features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, data analytics capabilities, and more.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: IO Education
IO Education is on a mission to empower educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They focus on developing innovative solutions that break down data silos and improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency. "
target: eSchoolData, LLC
eSchoolData provides a web-based Student Management System that features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, a transportation management module, data analytics capabilities, and more. eSchoolData gives schools the power to turn data into knowledge and knowledge into informed decisions.
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closed 4/20/2018 via PR Web

Harris School Solutions, acquired OnHand Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Harris School Solutions (HSS), a provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, has acquired OnHand Schools (OHS), an EdTech software company that delivers solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. OHS's EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, and more.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: OnHand Schools, Inc.
OnHand Schools (OHS) is an education technology company that delivers transformational solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. Their EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, lesson planner, and RTI/MTSS features.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Noodle, acquired Clark

synopsis: Noodle, an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning, has acquired Clark, a business software solution for tutors. Clark's business management software allows users to schedule new sessions, automatically remind students of upcoming sessions, and handle all client payments.
buyer: Noodle
Noodle is an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning. Through its unbiased data, Noodle connects students with schools, programs, resources, experts and more. Noodle offers unbiased information on more than 700,000 education providers and resources. "
target: Clark
Clark is a business software solution for tutors. Clark provides educators with the tools they need to build successful tutoring businesses. Their business management software allows users to schedule new sessions, automatically remind students of upcoming sessions, and handle all client payments.
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closed 8/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Smartcare, acquired PreSchool2me

synopsis: Smartcare, a company that strives to uplift the early education sector by providing leading edge technology tools and training for strong child care center management and financial sustainability, has acquired Preschool2me, a software that focuses on connecting parents and childcare providers through digital daily reports, photos, and messages.
buyer: Smartcare
Smartcare strives to uplift the early education sector by providing leading edge technology tools and training for strong child care center management and financial sustainability. Their technology and training support better communication between staff and parents. "
target: PreSchool2me
Preschool2me software focuses on connecting parents and childcare providers through digital daily reports, photos, and messages. Their extensive director's dashboard also provides various time-saving tools to manage school centers.
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announced 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC

synopsis: Procare Software (Procare), a global leader in child care management solutions, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC, a leading online Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of dynamic operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities, school districts and community education centers.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Cirrus Group LLC
Cirrus Group LLC is a SaaS provider of operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities and school districts. Cirrus Group's solutions enable their clients to manage their enrollment, participant payments, staff scheduling and government compliancy requirements.
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closed 2/22/2007 via PR Newswire

Harcourt Education, acquired Achieve! Data Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Global education provider Harcourt Education has acquired Achieve Data Solutions, a provider of web-based data analysis and reporting systems for schools. ADS will be part of Harcourt Connected Learning, a newly-formed division of Harcourt Education headed by Julie McGee.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Harcourt Education
Harcourt Education is a global education provider serving students and teachers in Pre-K through grade 12, adult learners, and readers of all ages. "
target: Achieve! Data Solutions, LLC
Achieve Data Solutions provides next generation web-based software and services to the K-12 market. Its signature product, DataDirector, has quickly become the gold standard for helping educators make sense of their data and is in use across the country by well over a 1,000 schools.
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closed 6/3/2009 via BusinessWire

Our Sunday Visitor Inc., acquired Harcourt Religion Publishers

synopsis: Our Sunday Visitor announced its acquisition of Harcourt Religion Publishers (a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. This brings together two of the nation’s leading Catholic publishing groups. Terms of the transaction were undisclosed.
buyer: Our Sunday Visitor Inc.
Our Sunday Visitor, Inc. was founded in 1912 by priest John F. Nol as the publishing company for a Catholic newsweekly serving the needs of the Church. Nearly 100 years later, the not-for-profit organization stands as the nation’s largest Catholic publisher. "
target parent: Education Media and Publishing Group Limited
target: Harcourt Religion Publishers
Harcourt Religion Publishers provides the Catholic educational market with practical, easy-to-use catechetical resources that assist children and adults in the process of faith formation and reflect the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church.
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closed 2/22/2007 via PR Newswire

Harcourt Education, acquired Achieve! Data Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Global education provider Harcourt Education has acquired Achieve Data Solutions, a provider of web-based data analysis and reporting systems for schools. ADS will be part of Harcourt Connected Learning, a newly-formed division of Harcourt Education headed by Julie McGee.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Harcourt Education
Harcourt Education is a global education provider serving students and teachers in Pre-K through grade 12, adult learners, and readers of all ages. "
target: Achieve! Data Solutions, LLC
Achieve Data Solutions provides next generation web-based software and services to the K-12 market. Its signature product, DataDirector, has quickly become the gold standard for helping educators make sense of their data and is in use across the country by well over a 1,000 schools.
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closed 10/16/2018 via BusinessWire

Cambium Learning Group merged with Veritas Capital Partners,

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., a leading educational technology solutions company committed to helping all students reach their full potential, announced that it has completed its previously announced sale to certain affiliates of Veritas Capital, a leading private equity investment firm.
buyer: Veritas Capital Partners
Veritas Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Cambium Learning Group (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.
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closed 8/27/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bayard USA, acquired Peter Li, Inc.

synopsis: Peter Li Inc. of Dayton has been acquired by Bayard Inc. Peter Li, Inc. is a national educational publishing and media company exclusively serving the K-12 and higher education market. Its two divisions include the Peter Li Education Group, College Planning & Management, School Planning & Management, and Today's Catholic Teacher.
buyer parent: Bayard Presse
buyer: Bayard USA
Bayard is present in the US in the publishing industry mainly through the trademark Twenty-Third. This trademark is extremely strong among American parishes. Its catalogue includes all facets of the pastoral and provides tools to those who want to understand and develop their faith. "
target: Peter Li, Inc.
Peter Li, Inc. is a national educational publishing and media company exclusively serving the K-12 and higher education market. Its two divisions include the Peter Li Education Group, College Planning & Management, School Planning & Management, and Today's Catholic Teacher.
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announced 7/22/2010 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, will purchase Learning Systems Business from Sistema Educacional Brasileiro

synopsis: Pearson PLC, an education company, and Sistema Educacional Brasileiro, a Brazilian education company, announced a strategic partnership to develop educational products and services for the fast-growing Brazilian education market. Under the terms of the agreement, Pearson will acquire SEB's school learning systems business.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
seller: Sistema Educacional Brasileiro
Sistema Educacional Brasileiro's learnings systems include curriculum design, teacher support and training, print and digital materials, technology and assessment services.
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$286
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$246
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$31
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closed 3/19/2010 via BNC Analysis

Harper Collins Publishers Limited, acquired Letts and Londsdale

synopsis: Huveaux Plc. confirmed that it has completed the sale to Harper Collins Publishers Limited of the entire share capital of Letts Educational Limited and Leckie & Leckie Limited and of the business and assets of Lonsdale or together the "Education Division" for a cash consideration of £10.0 million.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
HarperCollins Publishers is one of the world’s leading English-language publishers. HarperCollins is a broad-based publisher with strengths in literary and commercial fiction, business books, children’s books, cookbooks, and mystery, romance, reference, religious, and spiritual books. "
target parent: Huveaux plc
target: Letts and Londsdale
Letts and Lonsdale publish accessible and manageable revision guides and other revision resources for pupils preparing for tests and exams.
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$15
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$24
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$5
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closed 12/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Voyager Learning Company merged with Cambium Learning,

synopsis: Cambium Learning Group, Inc., announced it has completed the merger of Cambium Learning, Inc., a company serving the needs of at-risk and special student populations, and Voyager Learning Company, a provider of educational solutions.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
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: Voyager Learning Company
Voyager Learning Company is a leading provider of K-12 curriculum products, in-school core reading programs, reading and math intervention programs, and professional development programs for school districts throughout the United States.
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announced 1/31/2007 via Company Press Release

Veronis Suhler Stevenson, will acquire Cambium Learning

synopsis: Veronis Suhler Stevenson, a leading private equity investor announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Cambium Learning, Inc., a leading education company that provides intervention solutions for literacy and mathematics. Terms of the purchase from J.H.Whitney & Co. were not disclosed.
buyer: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
Veronis Suhler Stevenson is a private equity and mezzanine capital fund management company dedicated to investing in the media, communications, information and education industries in North America and Europe. "
target parent: Whitney & Co. LLC
target: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials.
price ($mm)
$325
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$100
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closed 6/28/2012 via Reuters

Malmberg, acquired Bureau ICE

synopsis: Educational publisher Malmberg, part of Sanoma Learning has acquired and closed the acquisition of the testing and examination company Bureau ICE. Bureau ICE produces tests and exams for secondary and vocational education in the Netherlands. The acquisition is in line with Sanoma's strategy to focus on learning.
buyer parent: Sanoma Oyj
buyer: Malmberg
Malmberg is a leading educational publisher in the Netherlands and was founded in 1885. Malmberg publishes mixed media learning systems and educational tools for primary, secondary and vocational schools in the Dutch market. "
target: Bureau ICE
Bureau ICE is a testing and examination company. Bureau ICE produces tests and exams for secondary and vocational education in the Netherlands.
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closed 8/7/2011 via PR Web

Alphabest Education, Inc., acquired School-Age Notes

synopsis: AlphaBEST Education, Inc., a leader in after-school programming, announced it has completed the acquisition of School-Age NOTES, a publisher of timely and innovative resources for after-school professionals. With this acquisition, AlphaBEST Education is expanding its commitment to serve the after-school field.
buyer: Alphabest Education, Inc.
AlphaBEST Education, Inc. designs and operates academically focused extended day programs that offer opportunities for elementary school students to learn, develop, explore, and have fun beyond the normal school day in a safe, educational environment. "
target: School-Age Notes
School-Age Notes is a publisher and vendor of resources for those that care for children. It publishes and sells resources in a variety of formats on different topics. It also publishes a newsletter for afterschool professionals.
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closed 1/17/2017 via PR Newswire

Lightswitch Learning, acquired Scobre Press

synopsis: Lightswitch Learning, a national K-12 publisher and sales organization, has acquired high-interest educational publisher, Scobre Press. A publisher of high-interest fiction and nonfiction devoted to serving striving readers, Scobre Press has a catalog of more than 100 fiction and nonfiction titles that students have enjoyed for over 15 years.
buyer parent: Sussman Sales Company
buyer: Lightswitch Learning
Lightswitch Learning is a national K-12 sales organization that provides schools, teachers, parents, and students with resources on family engagement, social-emotional learning, career exploration and much more. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in New York City, New York. "
target: Scobre Press
Scobre’s library consists of over 100 fiction and nonfiction titles, each available on two reading levels. Scobre has sold hundreds of thousands of its books to elementary, middle, and high schools across the country. Scobre Press Corporation was founded in 1999 and is based in Seattle, WA.
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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 5/29/2013 via BNC Analysis

Perfection Learning Corporation, acquired AMSCO School Publications, Inc.

synopsis: AMSCO School Publications has sold certain assets to Perfection Learning, a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials. In its 78 year history, AMSCO has served major school districts with its quality supplemental instructional materials that not only provided customer value but also assisted students in passing their exams.
buyer: Perfection Learning Corporation
Perfection Learning is a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials for grades K-12. Perfection Learning provides high-quality, innovative curriculum solutions to K-12 schools across the country and internationally. "
target: AMSCO School Publications, Inc.
AMSCO provides high quality, inexpensive textbooks and support materials to the educational community. Their course texts, review, and test prep books reflect national and state standards for curriculum and assessment.
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closed 12/21/2012 via BNC Analysis

Grupo Editorial Record Ltda., acquired Paz e Terra

synopsis: Brazilian publishing house Grupo Editorial Record has acquired Paz e Terra, a publisher based in São Paulo, Brazil,
buyer: Grupo Editorial Record Ltda.
Grupo Editorial Record Ltda. operates as a publishing house. It publishes professional development and education books, reference books, and consumer books of all subjects for all ages. The company is based in Sao Cristovao, Brazil. "
target: Paz e Terra
Paz e Terra Ltda publishes educational books for all ages. The company is based in São Paulo, Brazil.
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closed 8/28/2012 via BNC Analysis

Cherry Lake Publishing, acquired Sleeping Bear Press Incorporated

synopsis: Cherry Lake Publishing, a Mankato, Minn.-based educational publisher, has acquired Sleeping Bear Press, known for its illustrated state alphabet series of 50 books for emerging readers.
buyer: Cherry Lake Publishing
Cherry Lake Publishing was founded in 2008 by Minnesota native Ben Mondloch and has 600 titles in print. The company specializes in nonfiction books for the educational market, with its list aligned around the Common Core State Standards initiative. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: Sleeping Bear Press Incorporated
Sleeping Bear Press publishes books for children, sports, health, turf, and mapping sectors. Sleeping Bear Press was founded in 1994 and is based in Chelsea, Michigan.
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closed 12/2/2010 via PR Newswire

Brown Publishing Network merged with Six Red Marbles,

synopsis: Six Red Marbles, an educational technology pioneer and Brown Publishing Network, a nationally recognized leader in full-service development of educational materials for pre-K through post-secondary, announced their merger.
buyer: Six Red Marbles
Six Red Marbles is an award-winning provider of educational solutions for the pre-K through higher-ed market. Founded in 1996, the company has developed hundreds of multi-media educational materials for leading publishers including McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Pearson. "
target: Brown Publishing Network
Brown Publishing Network is a premier full-service developer to the educational publishing industry, specializing in all disciplines, pre-K through post-secondary, for the past twenty-seven years.
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announced 11/8/2010 via BNC Analysis

Perfection Learning Corporation, will acquire Kinetic Books

synopsis: Perfection Learning, one of the leading publishers of language arts materials for grades 6-12, announced the closing of an agreement to acquire Seattle-based Kinetic Books, publisher of next-generation digital math and science textbooks for the secondary and higher education markets.
buyer: Perfection Learning Corporation
Perfection Learning Corporation is a leading publisher of teacher and student curriculum materials for grades Pre K through 12. Their ever-growing product line covers such content areas as reading, test preparation, writing, vocabulary, and more. "
target: Kinetic Books
Kinetic Books creates and publishes Kinetic TextbooksTM, a line of comprehensive textbooks that are built from the ground up to take advantage of computers. Kinetic Books’ programs include comprehensive digital textbooks in physics, algebra, and geometry.
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closed 1/1/2010 via BusinessWire

Lerner Publishing Group, acquired Darby Creek Publishing

synopsis: Lerner Publishing Group announced the acquisition of Darby Creek Publishing, effective January 1, 2010. Darby Creek will operate as an imprint of Lerner Publishing Group. The imprint will add approximately 58 titles to the Lerner Publishing Group list, bringing the total number of books in print to nearly 5000.
buyer: Lerner Publishing Group
Lerner Publishing Group creates high-quality fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults. Founded in 1959 and celebrating its 50th anniversary in publishing, Lerner Publishing Group is one of the nation’s largest independent children’s book publishers with nine imprints and divisions. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Darby Creek Publishing
Established in 2002, Darby Creek, located in Columbus, Ohio, publishes K–12 fiction and nonfiction titles for the school and public library markets, as well as for the trade bookstore market.
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closed 7/27/2009 via Company Press Release

Cengage Learning, purchased ELT Business from Marshall Cavendish

synopsis: Cengage Learning, one of the world's leading providers of print and digital information services for the educational and library reference markets, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Marshall Cavendish's English Language Teaching business
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning, formerly Thomson Learning, delivers highly customized learning solutions for colleges, universities, professors, students, reference centers, government agencies, corporations and professionals around the world. "
seller parent: Fraser & Neave Limited
seller: Marshall Cavendish
The Marshall Cavendish ELT business includes its first series title, Just Right, published since 2003, as well as titles under the Summertown imprint.
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announced 6/25/2009 via AP - Associated Press

Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP, will acquire Gareth Stevens, Inc.

synopsis: The Reader's Digest Association, Inc. (RDA) has reached an agreement to sell the assets of Gareth Stevens, Inc., to Roger Rosen, owner and CEO of Rosen Publishing, and Gary Spears, a co-founder of Gareth Stevens in 1984. Under the agreement, the assets will be sold to a new entity, Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP.
buyer: Gareth Stevens Publishing, LLLP
Gareth Stevens, Inc. is a leading international publisher and distributor of educational and entertaining children's books and a distributor of multimedia products. Gareth Stevens, Inc. produces and distributes over 600 titles to schools and libraries in print and CD-ROM. "
target parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
target: Gareth Stevens, Inc.
Gareth Stevens, Inc. is a leading international publisher and distributor of educational and entertaining children's books and a distributor of multimedia products. Gareth Stevens, Inc. produces and distributes over 600 titles to schools and libraries in print and CD-ROM.
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closed 6/3/2009 via BusinessWire

Our Sunday Visitor Inc., acquired Harcourt Religion Publishers

synopsis: Our Sunday Visitor announced its acquisition of Harcourt Religion Publishers (a division of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. This brings together two of the nation’s leading Catholic publishing groups. Terms of the transaction were undisclosed.
buyer: Our Sunday Visitor Inc.
Our Sunday Visitor, Inc. was founded in 1912 by priest John F. Nol as the publishing company for a Catholic newsweekly serving the needs of the Church. Nearly 100 years later, the not-for-profit organization stands as the nation’s largest Catholic publisher. "
target parent: Education Media and Publishing Group Limited
target: Harcourt Religion Publishers
Harcourt Religion Publishers provides the Catholic educational market with practical, easy-to-use catechetical resources that assist children and adults in the process of faith formation and reflect the authentic teaching of the Catholic Church.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

NRCCUA, acquired Admittedly

synopsis: The National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA), a leading provider of data and analytics solutions to public and private colleges and universities, announced that it has acquired Admittedly, a web and mobile platform education company that specializes in helping students plan their college searches on the go.
buyer: NRCCUA
National Research Center for College & University Admissions (NRCCUA) is the most trusted source for advancing higher education recruitment. They build educational bridges between college-bound high school students, high school educators and college admissions officers. "
target: Admittedly
Admitted.ly is the ultimate online college advisory tool for high school students, their parents, and guidance counselors. They collect over 500 data points per student and use that data to show students which schools they should be applying to.
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ItoKuro Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
Sasbadi Holdings Berhad
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Scholastic Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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K12, Inc.
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4750
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School Specialty, Inc.
School Specialty, Inc.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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EBITDA ($mm)
$78.43
EBIT ($mm)
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Employees
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S Chand Group
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBITDA ($mm)
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S&P Global
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$6,501.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,256.00
EBIT ($mm)
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21200
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Wiley
Wiley
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
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$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
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2116
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Brill
Brill
Brill is a leading international academic publisher in 20 main subject areas. Brill publishes over 270 journals and close to 1,200 new books and reference works each year, both in print and electronic formats. Brill also markets a large number of primary source research collections and databases.
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EBITDA ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Gakken Co. Ltd.
Gakken Co. Ltd.
The Gakken Group is involved in the daily lives of people on many different levels through its broad scope of business activities. Gakken carries out wide-ranging publishing activities, provides various classrooms and preparatory schools, and other preschool- and school-related activities.
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$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
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Net Income ($mm)
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Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton Educacional S.A.
Kroton is one of the largest private educational organizations in Brazil and worldwide, operating in the primary and secondary education segment for over 45 years and in the postsecondary education segment for more than 10 years.
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2018
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$1,443.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$484.88
EBIT ($mm)
$404.34
Net Income ($mm)
$463.09
Employees
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Pearson plc
Pearson plc
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn.
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2019
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EBITDA ($mm)
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