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closed 12/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pearson plc, acquired iOKI Sp. k

synopsis: Pearson plc, one of the world's premier media and education companies, acquired of all the rights and obligations of limited partners in iOKI Sp. k., a Poland-based supplier of e-learning solutions.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
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. "
target: iOKI Sp. k
IOKI's portfolio encompasses a broad range of services; which include: designing and preparation of e-learning platforms, creation of e-learning courses, delivery of educational materials, such as e-workbooks, for different education sectors and subjects.
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closed 4/28/2020 via BusinessWire

eLearning Brothers, acquired Trivantis Corporation

synopsis: Learning solutions company eLearning Brothers announced the acquisition of Trivantis, a company that offers a complete eLearning solution—from content creation tools to learning management. Their flagship product Lectora is the world’s leading eLearning authoring software with Responsive Course Design™ (RCD).
buyer: eLearning Brothers
eLearning Brothers is a leader in the corporate learning technology industry. The company provides a complete suite of integrated training development and delivery tools, including the leading authoring tool Lectora and virtual reality course builder CenarioVR. "
target: Trivantis Corporation
Trivantis offers a complete eLearning solution—from content creation tools to learning management. Their flagship product Lectora is the world’s leading eLearning authoring software with Responsive Course Design™ (RCD).
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announced 3/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Minsheng Education Group, will purchase TCL Educational Web from TCL Corporation

synopsis: Chinese education services provider Minsheng Education Group is acquiring TCL Educational Web from TCL Technology, an affiliate of state-backed electronics maker TCL Corporation. TCL Educational Web offers online education in China.
buyer: Minsheng Education Group (SEHK:1569:$141.97)
Minsheng Education Group Company Limited is an investment holding company. The Company is principally engaged in the provision of education services in China. The Company provides higher education with the focus on private education of nurturing professionals. "
seller: TCL Corporation
The acquisition includes TCL Educational Web, which offers online education in China. TCL Corporation is a partially state-owned Chinese multinational electronics company headquartered in Huizhou, Guangdong Province.
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closed 12/20/2019 via PE Hub

Absorb Software, acquired ePath Learning

synopsis: Calgary-based Absorb Software, provider of the Absorb Learning Management System (LMS) and Absorb Infuse, has acquired ePath Learning, a leading cloud-based learning technology company. The acquisition of ePath Learning allows Absorb to accelerate its vision in becoming a global leader in LMS and deliver significant value to its customers.
buyer: Absorb Software
Absorb Software is a learning technology company based in Calgary, Alberta Canada. Absorb offers both Absorb Infuse, a Learning Experience Platform, and Absorb LMS, a Learning Management System for businesses, higher education, government, and non-profit agencies. "
target: ePath Learning
ePath Learning is changing the way people learn with world-class learning management technology and custom content solutions. Its corporate learning portfolio includes cloud-based learning portals, content libraries, and custom eLearning course development.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sales Performance International, acquired The Richardson Group

synopsis: Kartesia has acquired Richardson, a global sales training leader headquartered in Philadelphia, PA, which will merge with Kartesia's existing portfolio company, Sales Performance International (SPI). Richardson is widely recognized for its excellence in driving superior sales skill improvement with its Consultative Selling approach.
buyer parent: Kartesia Advisor LLP
buyer: Sales Performance International
Sales Performance International is the proprietary owner of the Solution Selling® sales process and methodology. Solution Selling® and its related methodologies deliver a step-by-step approach that teaches sales professionals not only what to do, but how to change the way they sell. "
target parent: ClearLight Partners, LLC
target: The Richardson Group
Richardson is widely recognized for its excellence in driving superior sales skill improvement with its Consultative Selling approach and Connected Selling Curriculum™. The curriculum is delivered via a blended learning approach with Richardson Accelerate™, the company's digital learning platform.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BusinessWire

QA Ltd., acquired Cloud Academy

synopsis: QA, the UK’s largest B2B skills provider, has acquired Cloud Academy, a leading enterprise technology training platform. Cloud Academy helps organizations address their skills gaps with high-quality digital training content and a Software as a Service platform filled with powerful features to measure skills and manage training outcomes.
buyer parent: CVC Capital Partners
buyer: QA Ltd.
QA is a leading UK learning organization providing training, consultancy, apprenticeships, and postgraduate degrees on a range of technical, business and leadership subjects. QA has over 22 UK training centers—including Apprenticeships and Consulting Academies—and various online learning options. "
target: Cloud Academy
Cloud Academy is an enterprise digital skills development platform that innovates through guided Learning Paths, Hands-on Labs, and Skill Assessment. Cloud Academy delivers role-specific training on leading clouds (AWS, Azure, etc), methodologies needed to operate on and between clouds, and more.
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Access Group, acquired Safety Media Ltd

synopsis: The Access Group, a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market, has acquired Safety Media Ltd, a provider of Health & Safety e-learning and software solutions in the UK. Safety Media offers over 100 health, safety and compliance e-learning courses. Their online platform provides solutions for audits, risk management, and more.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Access Group
Access is a leading provider of business software to the UK mid-market. Their portfolio of solutions includes ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, recruitment, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation, manufacturing, and more. "
target: Safety Media Ltd
Safety Media is a provider of Health & Safety e-learning and software solutions in the UK. Safety Media offers over 100 health, safety and compliance e-learning courses. Their Health & Safety online platform provides solutions for incident reporting, audits, risk management, and document management.
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closed 5/22/2019 via BNC Analysis

Acendre, acquired ICS Learning Group

synopsis: Acendre, a leader in secure, cloud-based talent management software for government agencies and companies operating in regulated industries, has acquired ICS Learning Group, a leading provider of eLearning software systems. ICS Learning Group's flagship product, Asentia LMS, naturally automates all aspects of a successful blended learning program.
buyer parent: Strattam Capital
buyer: Acendre
Acendre is a worldwide leader in secure cloud-based talent management software and empowers organizations to increase their workforce performance. The company’s innovative solutions provide data and insight that address the unique needs of organizations in regulated industries. "
target: ICS Learning Group
ICS Learning Group is a leading provider of eLearning software systems. ICS Learning Group's flagship product, Asentia LMS, naturally automates all aspects of a successful blended learning program and seamlessly blends advanced eLearning technology with time-tested conventional training methods.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Emerald Group, acquired Mind Tools

synopsis: Emerald Group, the global provider of research and learning resources based in West Yorkshire, announced the acquisition of UK's Mind Tools, one of the world's most popular digital learning and performance support solutions.
buyer: Emerald Group
Emerald is a global learning organization based in West Yorkshire. While their roots are in publishing, and bringing research to life, their corporate learning division provides learners with the insight and tools they need to overcome challenges, improve performance and excel in the workplace. "
target: Mind Tools
Mind Tools is one of the world's most popular digital learning and performance support solutions. The UK company helps over 24 million people each year, from many different levels within organizations – ranging from senior executives and business owners to young professionals and career-starters.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Project Management Academy, acquired Watermark Learning

synopsis: Project Management Academy, the most trusted name in project management training, announced the strategic acquisition of Watermark Learning, a leader in business analysis, agile, project management, and process improvement training.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Project Management Academy
Project Management Academy is the most trusted name in project management training. Their offerings include PMP Training, Agile Certification Training, Master's Certificate in Advanced Project Management, Lean Six Sigma Training, and PDU Training. "
target: Watermark Learning
Since 1992, Watermark Learning has delivered training, coaching, and certification preparation in Business Analysis, Agile, Project Management, Business Relationship Management, Business Process Management, and Leadership & Influencing Skills.
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closed 2/14/2019 via BusinessWire

The Data Incubator merged with Pragmatic Marketing,

synopsis: Pragmatic Marketing, the authority on product management and marketing training, has acquired The Data Incubator (TDI), a leading provider of data science education, and together have become Pragmatic Institute.
buyer parent: Renovus Capital
buyer: Pragmatic Marketing
Based in Scottsdale, AZ, Pragmatic Marketing is a corporate training company focused on serving product management and marketing professionals. Pragmatic Marketing has been delivering targeted training courses to technology companies around the world. "
target: The Data Incubator
The Data Incubator provides real-world, hands-on experience and training to data scientists looking to transition from academia to the business world or to improve their current skill set, and for executives who manage data science teams.
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closed 1/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

StepStone GmbH, acquired Studydrive

synopsis: StepStone, a leading online job portal in Europe has acquired Studydrive. Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that connects over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The platform enables students to share their learning materials and connect them with jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Axel Springer SE
buyer: StepStone GmbH
StepStone is one of the leading online job portals in Europe. Companies can find qualified specialists and executives through their site in a number of European countries. They have millions of visitors per month in Germany alone and is thus one of the most frequented online job portals in Germany. "
target: Studydrive
Studydrive is an E-Learning student platform that allows over 700k students from 100 universities from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to share their learning materials and lecture notes. They also connect students to jobs and internships once they've finished with their studies.
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announced 12/5/2018 via PR Newswire

NexTech AR Solutions Corp., will acquire edCetra Training Inc.

synopsis: NexTech AR Solutions, a Canadian company that is developing a proprietary and disruptive Augmented Reality (AR) advertising platform, will acquire edCetra Training, a premier eLearning on demand platform in Canada. edCetra provides augmented reality training and is used by Fortune 500 companies to educate and train their employees.
buyer: NexTech AR Solutions Corp. (CNSX:NTAR:$2.50)
NexTech AR Solutions is a Canadian company that is developing a proprietary and disruptive Augmented Reality (AR) advertising platform for the retail and cannabis market. Their platform engages consumers by connecting them to brands and retail locations through a fully immersive 3D AR experience. "
target: edCetra Training Inc.
edCetra Training is a premier eLearning on demand platform in Canada. The platform provides augmented reality training and is used by Fortune 500 companies such as Imperial Oil, Bombardier and Staples, as well as the Library of Congress and others to educate and train their employees.
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$0.08
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announced 9/17/2018 via Wall Street Journal

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, will acquire OnCourse Learning

synopsis: Bertelsmann is to acquire OnCourse Learning, a company that offers continuing education, pre-licensing and corporate training, from CIP Capital. Top companies and millions of professionals nationwide know them by their premier brands in regulated industries, including Nurse.com, ProSchools, TrainingPro, and AHIT (American Home Inspectors Training).
buyer: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, and more. "
target parent: CIP Capital
target: OnCourse Learning
OnCourse Learning offers continuing education, pre-licensing and corporate training. Top companies and millions of professionals nationwide know them by their premier brands in regulated industries, including Nurse.com, ProSchools, TrainingPro, and AHIT (American Home Inspectors Training).
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closed 9/3/2018 via BusinessWire

VitalSource Technologies LLC, acquired Acrobatiq

synopsis: Leading digital content provider VitalSource Technologies LLC has acquired the assets of learning and data analytics platform Acrobatiq, Inc. Acrobatiq's adaptive learning platform, content library, and professional services enable partners to create, deliver, and continuously improve outcomes-based learning experiences.
buyer parent: Ingram Industries
buyer: VitalSource Technologies LLC
VitalSource Technologies LLC, part of Ingram Content Group LLC, is improving the learning experience by making it easier to create and deliver effective and affordable content. VitalSource helps over 1,000 educational content providers create seamless interactive learning experiences. "
target: Acrobatiq
Acrobatiq is a learning optimization platform built from Carnegie Mellon University’s strengths in learning and data science. Their adaptive learning platform, content library, and professional services enable partners to create, deliver, and continuously improve outcomes-based learning experiences.
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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 3/27/2018 via Company Press Release

CGA Group, acquired CPL Online

synopsis: CGA Group, a specialist in market measurement, consumer research and location planning, acquired CPL Online, the specialist provider of e-learning, business solutions and interactive services, from CPL Training. CPL Online's services include Web Design & Development, Database Design, Software Development and Mobile App Development.
buyer: CGA Group
CGA Group is the data and research consultancy of choice for the out-of-home food and drinks market, specializing in market measurement, consumer research and location planning. CGA works with many of the world’s biggest consumer brands, including drinks manufacturers and food suppliers. "
target parent: CPL Training Group
target: CPL Online
CPL Online delivers business solutions through quality bespoke services and products. CPL Online are creators of online and interactive services, which include Web Design & Development, Database Design, Web Service Development, Software Development and Mobile App Development.
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closed 9/28/2017 via Company Press Release

Windwalker Corporation merged with Taino Consulting Group,

synopsis: Taino Consulting Group, a Boston-based cybersecurity, physical security, and professional services firm, announced that it has acquired Northern Virginia-based Windwalker Corporation, a provider of award-winning custom eLearning, training, and program research. The combined entity will become Windwalker Group and operate under the 8(a) designation.
buyer: Taino Consulting Group
Taino Consulting Group, LLC is a security risk management firm that focuses on physical security, cybersecurity and professional services in the private and public sectors. They utilize years of world class security and management experience to systematically reduce organizational risks. "
target: Windwalker Corporation
Windwalker Corporation specializes in the analysis, design, development, delivery, and evaluation of targeted e-learning training products. Windwalker Corporation also brings special expertise to the collection, analysis, and reporting of social science and educational research data.
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closed 12/8/2016 via PR Web

Vector Solutions, acquired LearnSmart

synopsis: Vector Solutions, the leader in eLearning, workforce training and performance management solutions for architecture, engineering, construction (AEC), industrial and public safety organizations, has acquired LearnSmart, a leading eLearning company that provides high-quality professional skills, project management and IT and security training.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, the parent company of RedVector and TargetSolutions, sets the standard for excellence in delivering online education and compliance solutions to a broad range of industries, including AEC, as well as industrial, facilities management and public safety fields. "
target: LearnSmart
LearnSmart has served the technology community with high-quality certification and skills training since 1997. Their LearnSmart Cloud Classroom is an e-learning platform that's developed specifically to meet the total training needs in a multi-user learning environment.
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closed 11/16/2016 via Company Press Release

City & Guilds, acquired e3Learning

synopsis: The City & Guilds Group has announced the acquisition of Adelaide-based e3Learning, one of Australia's largest dedicated corporate elearning and compliance providers. Established in 2001, e3Learning specialises in workforce risk management and online compliance training for employers.
buyer: City & Guilds
City & Guilds is a global leader in skills development. Its purpose is to enable people and organisations to develop their skills for personal and economic growth. City & Guilds has over 135 years’ worth of experience in making sure that people are prepared to contribute to successful businesses. "
target parent: Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd
target: e3Learning
A leader in online workforce management and eLearning, e3Learning are experts in the creation of relevant and accessible cloud based systems, programs and content that supports over 600 clients around the globe. e3Learning provides a solid bedrock of compliance that business can build on.
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closed 12/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pearson plc, acquired iOKI Sp. k

synopsis: Pearson plc, one of the world's premier media and education companies, acquired of all the rights and obligations of limited partners in iOKI Sp. k., a Poland-based supplier of e-learning solutions.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
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. "
target: iOKI Sp. k
IOKI's portfolio encompasses a broad range of services; which include: designing and preparation of e-learning platforms, creation of e-learning courses, delivery of educational materials, such as e-workbooks, for different education sectors and subjects.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BusinessWire

GigXR, Inc., purchased Immersive Learning Group from Pearson plc

synopsis: GIGXR has acquired the Immersive Learning Group from Pearson PLC. The assets acquired comprise Immersive Learning Group's holographic content management platform and suite of applications and its operating business, including the existing base of users, strategic partnerships, and related intellectual property, such as HoloPatient and HoloHuman.
buyer: GigXR, Inc.
GIGXR is a SaaS platform delivering extended reality learning applications for medical and nursing schools, higher education, healthcare, and enterprise globally. GIGXR simplifies complex real-life scenarios, reduces learning costs, and improves outcomes for institutions, enterprises, and students. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
The Pearson Immersive Learning Group’s assets consist of its holographic content management platform, a suite of applications, and operating business, including the existing base of users, strategic partnerships, and related intellectual property, such as HoloPatient and HoloHuman.
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closed 11/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Pearson plc, acquired Lumerit

synopsis: Pearson, the world's learning company, has acquired Lumerit Education, an EdTech company that helps address the issues of college degree completion and affordability in the consumer and corporate markets. Lumerit uses data and analytics to match learner profiles to academic programs to enable more people to prosper in their lives through learning.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment. Pearson combines world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. "
target: Lumerit
Lumerit is an education technology company and primary content provider. Through its Lumerit Scholar program, the company addresses the issues of college degree completion and affordability in the consumer, corporate, and international markets, using its flexible proprietary technology platform.
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closed 3/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

Asteri Holdings, purchased Digital Assets from Prima Games

synopsis: Asteri Holdings announced the acquisition of the digital assets of Prima Games from DK Publishers. Prima Games was founded in 1990 and was shut down in November 2018 after a 28-year run. The digital assets of Prima Games include its website, which is a portal to gaming news and guide content.
buyer: Asteri Holdings
ASTERI creates entertainment products through unique data analytics technology. ASTERI builds data-informed entertainment products such as mobile games, websites and online games, and monetizes them through a number of effective channels. "
seller parent: Pearson plc
seller: Prima Games
The digital assets of Prima Games include its website, which is a portal to gaming news and guide content.
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closed 2/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Nexus Capital Management LP, purchased US K-12 Courseware Business from Pearson plc

synopsis: Pearson has sold its U.S K-12 courseware business to Nexus Capital Management, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. The assets in this sale involve the majority of the print and digital instructional resources on Pearson’s K-12 schools website, including Elevate Science, enVision Math, iLit and myView Literacy.
buyer: Nexus Capital Management LP
Nexus Capital Management was formed in 2013 to make opportunistic debt and equity investments in a broad range of companies and industries. Their Founding Partners have invested together for almost 20 years through multiple economic and financial cycles. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
The assets involve the majority of the print and digital instructional resources on Pearson’s K-12 schools website, including Elevate Science, enVision Math, iLit and myView Literacy.
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announced 4/25/2018 via Company Press Release

Credly, will acquire Acclaim

synopsis: Credly will acquire Pearson’s Acclaim badging business in response to global demand for digital credentialing and talent recognition. Acclaim's goal is to help individuals move forward professionally. Acclaim accomplishes this by partnering with respected brands to promote individuals’ skills and achievements through badging.
buyer: Credly
Credly empowers the recognition of lifelong achievement by offering the leading platforms for verifying, sharing and managing digital badges and credentials. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Acclaim
Acclaim's goal is to help individuals move forward professionally. Acclaim accomplishes this by partnering with respected brands to promote individuals’ skills and achievements through badging. Through Acclaim, job seekers tell the full story of their professional lives with credible information.
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closed 3/15/2018 via PE Hub

Baring Private Equity Asia, CITIC Capital, acquired Wall Street English

synopsis: Baring Private Equity Asia (“BPEA”) and CITIC Capital Holdings Limited announced their affiliated private equity funds have acquired Wall Street English (“WSE”), the world’s leading provider of English language training to adults, from Pearson Plc.
buyer: CITIC Capital
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. Founded in 2002, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited is an alternative investment management and advisory company. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Wall Street English
Wall Street English is the premier provider of English language instruction for individuals and corporate clients around the world. Wall Street English has over 40 years of experience of teaching English and has touched the lives of over 2 million students in 450 centers in 28 countries worldwide.
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$300
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announced 10/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

APA Publications UK Ltd., will acquire Rough Guides Ltd.

synopsis: APA Publications, the publisher of the Insight Guides and Berlitz travel and language-learning guides, will acquire Rough Guides from Dorling Kindersley, a publisher of reference books for adults and children. Rough Guides is a travel publisher known for their accurate and up-to-date content. Their guidebooks cover over 120 worldwide destinations.
buyer: APA Publications UK Ltd.
APA Publications (APA) is the publisher of the Insight Guides and Berlitz travel and language-learning guides. They have over 40 years’ experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. APA produces around 400 full-colour titles and covers more than 200 destinations across the globe. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Rough Guides Ltd.
Rough Guides is a leading travel publisher known for its “tell it like it is” attitude, accurate, up-to-date content and authoritative contemporary writing. Rough Guides publishes guidebooks on more than 120 worldwide destinations and dictionary phrasebooks for 18 languages.
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Pu-Xin Education, acquired Global Education & Technology Group Limited

synopsis: Pearson is announcing that it has completed the sale of Global Education (GEDU) to Puxin Education. GEDU is a leading provider of English language training and test preparation for Chinese students wishing to study abroad.
buyer: Pu-Xin Education
Puxin Education is a private education company providing tutorial program for K-12 education, overseas test prep and college admission counselling services in China. It offers comprehensive programs for kindergarten to Grade 12 on many subjects including English, Chinese and all Science subjects. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Global Education & Technology Group Limited (GEDU:$52.36)
Global Education (GEDU) is a leading education company focused on English language training and test preparation for students wishing to study abroad, providing a range of world-class products and services including pre-test trainings on IELTS and TOEFL, as well as some international curriculums.
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired TutorVista

synopsis: Bangalore-based ed-tech startup Byju’s has acquired online education company TutorVista Global Pvt. Ltd from British media and publishing group Pearson Plc. The deal also includes Edurite Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a provider of technology solutions to the education sector that TutorVista acquired in 2007.
buyer: Byju's
Based in Bangalore, Byju is a creator of K-12 learning app which offers adaptive, engaging and effective learning programs for students in classes 4-12 (K-12) and competitive exams like JEE, NEET, CAT, IAS, GRE and GMAT. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: TutorVista
TutorVista was founded in 2005 by Krishnan Ganesh and wife Meena Ganesh as an online tutoring firm. It has since then expanded its presence across the ed-tech value chain. The firm provides digital content and technology platforms to private and government schools under long-term contracts.
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closed 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

MoveEdu, purchased Microlins, People and SOS from Pearson plc

synopsis: Grupo Prepara (MoveEdu), one of the largest franchise networks in Brazil, has acquired the three vocational teaching brands: Microlins, People and SOS from Pearson plc. The three brands operate franchise networks of vocational schools in Brazil.
buyer: MoveEdu
MoveEdu, based in Brazil, is born as leader of the segment and becomes the largest network of vocational education in the country in number of schools. "
seller: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Microlins, People (People Formação Completa) and SOS (S.O.S Tecnologia e Educação) operate franchise networks of vocational schools in Brazil.
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closed 4/13/2017 via BNC Analysis

CL Educate Limited, acquired ETEN

synopsis: CL Educate Limited (CL), India’s leading education & knowledge services provider, has acquired ETEN, the test preparation business division of Pearson’s IndiaCan Education Private Ltd (“IndiaCan”). ETEN is a pioneer in tech-based satellite coaching for CA & IAS and has a strong brand with a wide VSAT network in India.
buyer: CL Educate Limited (BSE:540403:$43.09)
CL Educate Limited (CL), is India’s leading education & knowledge services provider. CL Educate operates through two segments, which include Education and training program (including sale of study material) and Vocational training. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: ETEN
ETEN is the test preparation business division of Pearson’s IndiaCan Education Private Ltd (“IndiaCan”). ETEN is a pioneer in tech-based satellite coaching for CA (Chartered Accountancy) & IAS (Indian Administrative Services) and has a strong brand with a wide VSAT network in India.
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$0.93
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closed 11/11/2016 via Company Press Release

GlobalEnglish Corporation, acquired GlobalEnglish Corporation

synopsis: Following the closure of a successful management buyout, GlobalEnglish announced the company as the new, independent leader in the Business English language learning market. The management buyout from Pearson, the world’s leading education company, was led by GlobalEnglish’s Karine Allouche Salanon, along with other organizational leaders.
buyer: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate.
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closed 11/10/2015 via PR Newswire

itslearning, acquired Fronter

synopsis: itslearning AS, a market leading learning management system provider, announced the company has acquired Scandinavian-based learning management system Fronter from Pearson. The two companies have joined forces under the itslearning brand to continue to develop the best learning platform for education worldwide.
buyer: itslearning
itslearning is positioned at the heart of education, offering a cloud-based learning platform that helps teachers and learners support, improve and transform their learning and teaching processes. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Fronter
Fronter has built a learning platform which provides easy-to-use tools for secure online education and collaboration. Teachers use the platform to create, store and repurpose learning resources and coursework which their students access online.
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closed 11/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Nikkei Inc., acquired The Financial Times Ltd

synopsis: Nikkei Inc., the publisher of Japan's leading business daily, said that it has completed the acquisition of the Financial Times from Pearson, the U.K.-based education and publishing giant. The Financial Times is a newspaper known for its extensive global coverage of economic news.
buyer: Nikkei Inc.
Nikkei Inc. acts as an operating holding company with newspaper businesses as a core. Group operations range from books, magazines to digital media, database service, broadcasting and other activities such as economic/cultural events. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: The Financial Times Ltd
The Financial Times, one of the world's leading business newspapers, which is recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing extensive news, comment and analysis, the newspaper is printed in 19 cities across the globe.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,310 [$1,281]
rev ($mm)
$521
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
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)
$350
rev ($mm)
$97
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/3/2015 via Company Press Release

Pearson (VUE), acquired ProctorCam

synopsis: Global computer-based testing leader Pearson VUE announced the acquisition of ProctorCam, a leading online proctored testing platform. The integration of an online proctoring solution will enable Pearson VUE clients to extend the reach of their testing programs to remote areas and expand the breadth of their programs.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson (VUE)
Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing for high-stakes certification and licensure exams in the healthcare, finance, information technology, academic and admissions markets. "
target: ProctorCam
ProctorCam offers a toolkit that helps organizations add online proctoring as a feature of their existing test delivery channel. ProctorCam has "widgetized" online proctoring enabling their partners to choose how, when and where online proctoring occurs within their existing workflows.
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closed 5/20/2015 via PE Hub

Sandbox & Co., acquired Family Education Network

synopsis: Sandbox & Co., an industry-focused investor committed to building businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors, has acquired Family Education Network (FEN) from Pearson. FEN is an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
buyer: Sandbox & Co.
Sandbox is an industry-focused investor committed to building and supporting businesses at the intersection of the digital, learning and media sectors. Founded in 2014, the partners of Sandbox have a long track-record of acquiring, transforming and scaling businesses and brands internationally. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Family Education Network
Family Education Network is the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. The company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students.
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closed 8/4/2014 via Market Wire

O'Reilly Media, Inc., acquired Safari Books Online, LLC

synopsis: O'Reilly Media, Inc. announced that it has acquired Pearson's 50% interest in Safari Books Online, LLC. Developed by O'Reilly and launched as a joint venture with Pearson in 2001, Safari will continue to operate as an independent entity offering more than 25,000 books, videos, and courses on technology and business.
buyer: O'Reilly Media, Inc.
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Safari Books Online, LLC
Safari Books Online is an on-demand digital library that delivers expert content in both book and video form from the world’s leading authors in technology and business. Technology professionals, software developers, web designers, and business and creative professionals use Safari Books Online.
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announced 1/3/2014 via PR Web

Connections Education LLC, will acquire Advanced Academics

synopsis: Connections Education, a leading K-12 virtual education provider, has acquired the education products and service assets of Advanced Academics (AAI), an e-learning provider serving grades 6-12 and part of DeVry Education Group Inc.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Connections Education LLC
Connections Education is an accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education for students in grades K-12, and online learning solutions to educational institutions globally. "
target parent: DeVry Inc.
target: Advanced Academics
Advanced Academics, Inc., specializes in partnering with schools throughout the nation to deliver web-based course instruction with highly qualified teachers through a proprietary technology platform specifically designed for secondary education.
price ($mm)
$2.00
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announced 12/3/2013 via Bloomberg

Pearson plc, will acquire Grupo Multi Holding

synopsis: Pearson Plc agreed to acquire Grupo Multi, an English-language training company in Brazil, as the London-based company accelerates growth in its education business. Group Multi Holding is a leader in the market of language teaching, information technology and vocational education.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn. "
target: Grupo Multi Holding
Group Multi Holding is a Brazilian multinational and world leader in the market of language teaching, information technology and vocational education.
price ($mm)[EV]
$722 [$829]
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closed 6/15/2007 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint Capital Limited, acquired Wolters Kluwer Education

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company, today announced the completion of the sale of its Education division to Bridgepoint Capital Limited. Regulatory approvals were received, and customary closing conditions have been met.
buyer: Bridgepoint Capital Limited
Bridgepoint is a leading European provider of private equity with a 25-year track record of investing in established businesses and working with management to create value within companies across Europe. "
target parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
target: Wolters Kluwer Education
Wolters Kluwer Education is the leading provider of primary, secondary, and vocational educational material, content and services in seven European countries (the Netherlands, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Austria, and Hungary).
price ($mm)
$1,032
rev ($mm)
$421
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 5/1/2019 via BusinessWire

McGraw-Hill Education will be merged with Cengage Learning,

synopsis: McGraw-Hill and Cengage announced that they will combine in an all-stock merger on equal terms. The company will be led by Michael E. Hansen, currently CEO of Cengage. McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences. The combined company will be named McGraw Hill.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that help students, parents, educators and professionals drive results. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives.
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closed 3/22/2013 via PR Newswire

Apollo Global Management, acquired McGraw-Hill Education

synopsis: The McGraw-Hill Companies completed the sale of its McGraw-Hill Education business to investment funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management, LLC. McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$2,833.48)
Apollo Global Management, LLC is a leading global alternative investment manager. They are contrarian, value-oriented investors in private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. They focus their investments in areas where they can capitalize upon their integrated platform. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a leading global provider of educational materials, information and solutions for the Pre-K through 12th grade, Assessment, Higher Education and Professional markets.
price ($mm)[EV]
$2,400 [$2,521]
rev ($mm)
$2,223
EBITDA ($mm)
$371
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
6.9x
closed 3/20/2007 via Company Press Release

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired Anker Publishing Co. Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., announced today that it has acquired the publishing assets of Anker Publishing Company, Inc., an independent publisher of books and periodicals for professionals in higher education, located in Bolton, Massachusetts. Anker Publishing's annual revenue is approximately $ 1 million.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,848.05)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher of print and electronic products, specializing in scientific, technical, and medical books and journals; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and textbooks and other educational materials for students as well as lifelong learners. "
target: Anker Publishing Co. Inc.
Anker Publishing Company, Inc. is an independent publisher of professional books, periodicals, and other information media.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

RED Driving School, acquired NFE Group Ltd

synopsis: RED Driving School, the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK, has acquired the NFE Group Ltd, a driver training firm in the UK. NFE provides fleet driver training services for all vehicle types. Their training products include risk assessments, advanced driver training, trailer training and stress management.
buyer: RED Driving School
RED Driving School is the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. RED operates in England, Scotland and Wales and has nearly 1,500 driving instructors. It is headquartered in Billingham, Teeside. "
target: NFE Group Ltd
The NFE Group is a driver training firm in the UK. NFE provides fleet driver training services for all vehicle types. Their training products include risk assessments, advanced driver training, trailer training and stress management. The group also organises car launch events, roadshows and more.
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closed 10/29/2019 via Company Press Release

Ryan Konikoff, acquired Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.

synopsis: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. recently announced new ownership with Chief Operating Officer Ryan Konikoff acquiring the majority share. Rock The House Founder and CEO Matt Radicelli will remain at the helm of the company. Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company.
buyer: Ryan Konikoff
Ryan Konikoff is the Chief Operating Officer at Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc. He specializes in Tour Managing, Cruise Ships, Music Festivals, and Audio / Visual & special event design. "
target: Rock The House Entertainment Group, Inc.
Rock The House (RTH) is Cleveland’s premier interactive entertainment and production company. RTH provides world-class event lighting, A/V production services, videography, DJs, photo booths, and more for Corporate Events, Meetings and Conferences, Weddings and just about any other type of event.
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closed 10/21/2015 via PR Newswire

The Freeman Companies, acquired Staging Connections Group Limited

synopsis: Freeman, the leading global provider of brand experiences, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Staging Connections Group Limited, a leader in event staging that provides a total event management solution for audio visual, styling and theming, set design and content through to digital and social media evert service such as webcasting.
buyer: The Freeman Companies
Freeman & Co. is one of Wall Street's premier providers of independent financial services advice offering mergers and acquisitions and related advisory services, capital raising, underwriting, strategic management consulting and competitor benchmarking data and analysis to financial institutions. "
target: Staging Connections Group Limited (AU:STG:$124.76)
Staging Connections has been creating events for nearly 30 years. As the leader in event staging they offer a total event management solution for audio visual, styling and theming, set design and content through to digital and social media event service such as webcasting, Event Feed and Event Poll.
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closed 8/6/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Ancestry.com, acquired ProGenealogists, Inc.

synopsis: Ancestry.com Inc. announced that it has acquired leading professional genealogy research firm, ProGenealogists, Inc. ProGenealogists specializes in genealogical, forensic and family history research.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Ancestry.com
Ancestry.com Inc. is the world's largest online family history resource, with more than 2 million paying subscribers. Over 10 billion records have been added to the site in the past 15 years. Ancestry users have created more than 39 million family trees containing approximately 4 billion profiles. "
target: ProGenealogists, Inc.
ProGenealogists, Inc. is a consortium of professional genealogists who specialize in genealogical, forensic, and family history research. The firm services thousands of professional, government, media, and individual clients worldwide.
price ($mm)
$1.10
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closed 1/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Outsell, Inc., purchased business research division from Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: Eduventures, higher education’s leading learning collaborative research and consulting company, and Outsell, Inc., a syndicated research and advisory firm for companies in the information industry, jointly announced Outsell’s acquisition of Eduventures’ business research division.
buyer: Outsell, Inc.
Outsell is the leading research and advisory firm providing actionable market analytics for the information industry. Outsell helps publishers, commercial information providers, and content software technology vendors identify, maintain, and grow markets and revenue streams. "
seller parent: Invus Group LLC
seller: Eduventures, Inc.
The worldwide authority on the education industry, Eduventures supports the growth of organizations operating in the pre-K-12, postsecondary, and corporate learning markets. Founded in 1993, Eduventures is privately held and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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closed 12/13/2007 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Company, acquired Harcourt, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company and its parent, Education Media and Publishing Group Limited, announced that Houghton Mifflin has completed the acquisition of the Harcourt Education, Harcourt Trade and Greenwood-Heinemann divisions from Reed Elsevier.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Harcourt, Inc. (HMHC:$1,387.60)
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt publishes a comprehensive set of best-in-class pre-K–12 educational solutions, ranging from research-based textbook programs to instructional technology to standards-based assessments for students and educators
price ($mm)
$4,000
rev ($mm)
$1,637
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 2/1/2006 via Company Press Release

Invus Group LLC, Knowledge Investment Partners LLC, acquired Eduventures, Inc.

synopsis: Invus Group LLC and Knowledge Investment Partners LLC have bought a controlling stake in Eduventures Inc., a supplier of research and analysis for the education market, for an undisclosed amount.
buyer: Invus Group LLC
buyer: Knowledge Investment Partners LLC
Invus, New York, primarily is a private equity firm with committed capital in excess of $3 billion. It is the exclusive investment adviser of Artal Luxembourg SA, a European investment company, and has invested in more than 80 companies over the past 20 years. "
target: Eduventures, Inc.
The worldwide authority on the education industry, Eduventures supports the growth of organizations operating in the pre-K-12, postsecondary, and corporate learning markets. Founded in 1993, Eduventures is privately held and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.
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closed 7/27/2007 via PR Newswire

CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC, acquired Benziger Publishing

synopsis: CFM Religion Publishing Group (CFM), LLC, today announced the acquisitions of RCL -- Resources for Christian Living from RCL Enterprises, Inc. and the Benziger product line from McGraw-Hill Education. The two groups will be combined to form RCL/Benziger Publishing, which will be focused on the Catholic market and based in Allen, Texas.
buyer parent: The Wicks Group of Companies, L.L.C.
buyer: CFM Religion Publishing Group, LLC
CFM Religion Publishing Group provides Christian resources and publications for families, churches, schools and religious organizations. The Company offers true-to-the-Bible materials including classroom and group-based curricula, books, and magazines, as well as Christian-themed toys and games. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Benziger Publishing
Benziger strives to provide the most innovative and comprehensive catechetical material for the Catholic parish. Benziger differentiates itself in several important ways.
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closed 4/15/2004 via BusinessWire

Triumph Learning, acquired Buckle Down Publishing Company

synopsis: Haights Cross Communications, Inc. announced that it completed the acquisition of Buckle Down Publishing Company on April 15, 2004. Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Buckle Down was founded in 1982 and is one of the nation's leading publishers of test preparation materials for high-stakes state tests.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Triumph Learning
A comprehensive provider of print and software preparation materials for state and national tests, Triumph Learning has a highly successful 19-year track record of publishing high-quality materials proven to help students master the standards assessed on high stakes state tests. Triumph Learning cr "
target: Buckle Down Publishing Company
Based in Iowa City, Iowa, Buckle Down was founded in 1982 and is one of the nation's leading publishers of test preparation materials for high-stakes state tests.
price ($mm)
$27
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
2.5x
EV / EBITDA
9.8x
closed 4/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Leisure Time Group, acquired Lime & Soda

synopsis: Leisure Time Group, New Zealand, has purchased Auckland-based event management company; Lime & Soda. Lime & Soda are a full-service creative event management company specialising in conferences, team building, corporate events, festivals, event styling, and event concepts.
buyer: Leisure Time Group
Leisure Time Group is a family owned and operated New Zealand travel and event management company that have been providing inspirational and unforgettable experiences since 1987. "
target: Lime & Soda
Lime & Soda is an Auckland-based event management company. Lime & Soda are a full-service creative event management company specialising in conferences, team building, corporate events, festivals, event styling, and event concepts.
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closed 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Entropia Group, purchased 360 Video Business from Vostok VR

synopsis: The 360-video business of Singapore-based virtual reality company Vostok VR has been acquired by independent Malaysian agency Entropia. Vostok VR was launched in Singapore in June 2014. Vostok VR's 360 Video Business offers 360 video production for social media and documentaries.
buyer: Entropia Group
ENTROPIA is a new age data-driven marketing consultancy based in Malaysia. Its vision is to help brands in the digital age, add more happiness to people's lives via highly relevant, delightful & authentic connections. "
seller: Vostok VR
Vostok VR's 360 Video Business offers 360 video production for social media and documentaries. It produced Happyland360, a critically acclaimed documentary that was one of the first 360 documentaries in Southeast Asia. 360 video is a tool to help brands convey messages in an unforgettable way.
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closed 3/1/2019 via GlobeNewswire

The UC Group, acquired Solidinfo.SE

synopsis: The UC Group, part of Asiakastieto Group, has acquired the business and assets of Solidinfo.SE from the Solid Media Group. Solidinfo.SE is a company search engine with in-depth information about all Swedish companies.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: The UC Group
Since 1977, the UC Group has been helping millions of customers make decisions by providing refined business and credit information in digital and innovative services. Their customers are made up of companies, private individuals and the public sector. "
target parent: Solid Media Group
target: Solidinfo.SE
Solidinfo.SE is a company search engine with in-depth information about all Swedish companies. At Solidinfo.SE users can see contact information such as address information, telephone numbers, fax and e-mail.
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announced 12/19/2018 via Market Watch

Experian plc, will acquire Compuscan

synopsis: Experian PLC has agreed to buy Compuscan, a South African credit bureau and information-services company. Compuscan holds credit information on 26 million people and 200,000 businesses in South Africa, representing approximately 56% of the population.
buyer: Experian plc (LSE:EXPN:$4,861.00)
Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. "
target: Compuscan
Compuscan is a trusted credit bureau and information services provider. They collect, provide and protect quality data. They are based in South Africa. Compuscan holds credit information on 26 million people and 200,000 businesses in South Africa, representing approximately 56% of the population.
price ($mm)
$263
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/29/2018 via Company Press Release

My Mooc SARL, acquired Mooctivity

synopsis: My Mooc, a platform specialized in referencing online resources, including MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), has bought Paris-based Mooctivity. Mooctivity gives a one-stop platform for online education. Students can look for and access over 500 courses from Coursera, edX and Udacity and more.
buyer: My Mooc SARL
My Mooc is a rating platform and review sharing for MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Users can browse, check, enroll, leave a review about a MOOC in a simple way. My Mooc was founded in 2015 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: Mooctivity
Based in Paris, Mooctivity gives a one-stop platform for online education. Students will be able to look for and access over 500 courses from Coursera, edX and Udacity based on key features, employer recommendations and student reviews.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Gocompare.com Limited, acquired Energylinx Limited

synopsis: Newport, UK-based GoCompare.com Group plc has bought Energylinx, a leading energy comparison and switching specialist. Energylinx has commercial relationships with more UK energy suppliers than any other comparison provider: 69 (domestic energy) and 40 (business energy).
buyer: Gocompare.com Limited (LSE:GOCO:$185.68)
Gocompare.com Limited is one of the UK’s top financial services brands and a leading price comparison website offering consumers a convenient way to compare and buy both financial and non-financial products including insurance, money services, travel and utilities. "
target: Energylinx Limited
Scotland-based Energylinx is a leading energy comparison and switching specialist and has commercial relationships with more UK energy suppliers than any other comparison provider: 69 (domestic energy) and 40 (business energy).
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Keywords Studios, acquired Maximal Studio

synopsis: Keywords Studios, an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. has acquired Maximal Studio. Maximal Studio is an audio studio based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, that provides voice-over recording for the video games and learning industries.
buyer: Keywords Studios (AIM:KWS:$328.58)
Keywords Studios is an international technical services provider to the global video games industry. They provide integrated art production, engineering, audio services, testing, localization and player support services across 50 languages and 14 game platforms to clients in more than 20 countries. "
target: Maximal Studio
Maximal Studio, based in Brazil, provides voice-over recording for the games and learning industries. With over 15 years of experience in the audio production market, they provide solutions for every kind of audiovisual media.
price ($mm)
$0.37
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($2.42)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: TWOU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2U, Inc.
2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with top-tier universities to deliver rigorous, selective graduate degree and undergraduate for-credit programs online.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$411.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($13.76)
EBIT ($mm)
($46.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2626
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Ticker: NasdaqGS:PS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pluralsight
Pluralsight
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology learning platform that delivers a unified, end-to-end learning experience for businesses across the globe. Through a subscription service, companies are empowered to move at the speed of technology, increasing proficiency, innovation and efficiency.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$252.00
EBITDA ($mm)
($117.93)
EBIT ($mm)
($132.17)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1100
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Ticker: CEDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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Ticker: JP:3834
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc. is a major Internet service provider based in Japan and is operated by ASAHI Net, Inc., a public company founded on April 2, 1990. ASAHI Net, Inc. has been listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange since December 2007.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$80.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.62
EBIT ($mm)
$19.59
Net Income ($mm)
$11.63
Employees
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Ticker: BOVESPA:DTCY3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dtcom
Dtcom
Founded in 2000, Dtcom is recognized as the best corporate knowledge company in the Brazilian market. The company integrates communication and education platforms, methodologies and differentiated content.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$3.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.32
EBIT ($mm)
$0.03
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: CSOD
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.
Cornerstone OnDemand Inc. is a global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software. The company’s solutions help organizations to realize the potential of the modern workforce.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$576.52
EBITDA ($mm)
$24.91
EBIT ($mm)
$11.93
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1953
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Ticker: INST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Instructure
Instructure is a technology company that is focused on improving education. Instructure created Canvas, Gauge, Arc and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$245.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($59.16)
EBIT ($mm)
($70.87)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1413
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Ticker: TSCC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Technology Solutions Company
Technology Solutions Company is a leading consulting firm delivering specialized technology-enabled business solutions. Our specialization is applying knowledge, derived from the intersection of industry expertise with technology and process capabilities to our clients’ business issues and problems.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
$6.30
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.00)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.13)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
99
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Ticker: ATAI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ATA Inc.
ATA Inc.
ATA, Inc. provides computer-based testing services in China. The company offers its services for the creation and delivery of computer-based tests based on its proprietary testing technologies and test delivery platform for professional licensure and certification tests in various industries.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$0.20
EBITDA ($mm)
($8.26)
EBIT ($mm)
($10.08)
Net Income ($mm)
$127.11
Employees
551
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Ticker: FMDA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Futuremedia PLC
Futuremedia PLC
Futuremedia is a leading provider of next-generation, value-driven e-learning content and services to public and private sector organizations.
year
2006
rev ($mm)
$3.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.19
EBIT ($mm)
$0.10
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: OM:SUS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Surgical Science
Surgical Science is a Swedish supplier of virtual reality simulators for medical training. Their training systems for laparoscopy and endoscopy are used by medical training centers and institutes worldwide for practice, validation and certification of students, surgeons, and medical doctors.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$7.20
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.18)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.46)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
20
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Ticker: AXLX
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Axiologix
Axiologix
Axiologix is an International Technology and Services Organization focused on delivering Cloud-based Products and Services. It is creating a nationwide Service Provider of Voice, Data and Cloud services to small and medium size businesses primarily in the United States.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$9,914.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.32)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
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Ticker: NYSE:SPGI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S&P Global
S&P Global
S&P Global is a leading provider of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. The Company’s divisions include S&P Global Ratings, S&P Global Market Intelligence, S&P Dow Jones Indices and S&P Global Platts.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$6,501.00
EBITDA ($mm)
$3,256.00
EBIT ($mm)
$3,048.00
Net Income ($mm)
$2,093.00
Employees
21200
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Ticker: LSE:PSON
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$5,359.58
EBITDA ($mm)
$759.48
EBIT ($mm)
$497.59
Net Income ($mm)
$585.32
Employees
24000
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Ticker: TSE:9470
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$750.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.94
EBIT ($mm)
$8.16
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3035
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Ticker: OM:2E
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2E Group AB
2E Group is one of the leading actors in the Scandinavian experience industry. Every year, group companies arrange live entertainment and meaningful meetings for more than 1.8 million guests – both private individuals and business clients.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$88.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.54
EBIT ($mm)
$0.82
Net Income ($mm)
$0.49
Employees
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Ticker: KROT3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,443.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$484.88
EBIT ($mm)
$404.34
Net Income ($mm)
$463.09
Employees
15000
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Ticker: TSE:6879
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Imagica Robot Holdings Inc.
Imagica Robot Holdings Inc.
Imagica Robot Holdings is the parent company of a group of media production companies that offer services in post production, media distribution, TV channel operations, media businesses, creative services, content production, imaging systems, digital video solutions, and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$824.88
EBITDA ($mm)
$54.41
EBIT ($mm)
$21.89
Net Income ($mm)
$26.52
Employees
3842
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Ticker: LSE:BMY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Bloomsbury Publishing Plc is an independent publisher with offices in London, New York, New Delhi and Sydney. Bloomsbury has built a reputation for publishing works of excellence and originality. Bloomsbury has a valuable portfolio of content and rights based intellectual property assets.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$182.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.77
EBIT ($mm)
$14.27
Net Income ($mm)
$10.31
Employees
715
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Ticker: BVII
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Broadview Institute
Broadview Media has provided creative and production services for television programming, business communications and the education markets. Broadview provides turnkey video production for business and organizations, specializing in the support of media initiatives for associations and non-profits,
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$17.83
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.54)
EBIT ($mm)
($3.21)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
214
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Ticker: OTCPK:MECK
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mecklermedia Corporation
Mecklermedia Corporation
Mecklermedia is an international trade show company concentrating in the fields of Bitcoin, cryptocurrency and 3D Printing, which currently encompasses over 22 trade shows in 11 countries.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$3.22
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.43)
EBIT ($mm)
($4.52)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
17
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Ticker: ENIRF
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Eniro AB
Eniro AB
Eniro is one of the largest search companies in the Nordic region and Poland. For more than 100 years Eniro has helped people find local information and companies find customers. The company’s headquarters are located in Stockholm, Sweden.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$156.06
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.13
EBIT ($mm)
($0.22)
Net Income ($mm)
$16.57
Employees
1378
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Ticker: SIGO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sunset Island Group, Inc.
Sunset Island Group, Inc., a development stage company, operates as a full-service music entertainment company.
year
2007
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: UCSO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium Ltd.
United Consortium, Ltd. d/b/a On The Mark Entertainment owns, licenses and markets its proprietary collection of many of the greatest pop and jazz tracks of all time digitally through leading online music stores, as well as brick and mortar retailers.
year
2008
rev ($mm)
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EBIT ($mm)
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Ticker: TSE:7080
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sportsfield Co., Ltd.
Sportsfield Co., Ltd.
Sportsfield is a Japanese provider of recruitment support services for the sports industry. Sportsfield plans and operates Sponavi, the largest sports-focused job-hunting event for university graduates. The company also provides recruitment consulting services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$17.76
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.96
EBIT ($mm)
$1.80
Net Income ($mm)
$1.22
Employees
201
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Ticker: HMHC
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
As a global leader in K–12 education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) provides comprehensive learning solutions to help all students achieve their maximum potential. HMH also delights readers throughout the world with award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$1,387.60
EBITDA ($mm)
$78.43
EBIT ($mm)
($66.11)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
3800
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Ticker: BSE:540497
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
S Chand Group
S. Chand is the leading publisher of education content and digital solutions in India with an established brand selling over 24 million books. They specialize in Children Books, School Books K-12, Higher Academics Books, Engineering, Professional & Technical Books and more.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$113.05
EBITDA ($mm)
$26.14
EBIT ($mm)
$22.85
Net Income ($mm)
$13.47
Employees
2389
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