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closed 10/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Dictionary.com, acquired Skillo

synopsis: Dictionary.com has acquired Skillo, an online platform that provides modern and intuitive training and coaching tools to clients. By integrating Skillo with Dictionary.com, educators will be able to use, create, and share such educational materials as interactive lesson plans, activities, templates, and more for both remote and in-person learning.
buyer parent: Quicken Loans Inc.
buyer: Dictionary.com
Dictionary.com is the world's leading online source for definitions, word origins, and a whole lot more. With virtual tutoring, educational word lists and flashcards, and engaging word games driven by the Dictionary Academy, Dictionary.com opens the door to learning for millions of people. "
target: Skillo
Skillo is a content sharing platform corporations can use for teaching and learning. Skillo builds dynamic online training courses and provides insight with in-depth reporting tools, enabling clients to train their audiences seamlessly and effectively.
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closed 11/2/2021 via GlobeNewswire

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired Onefile

synopsis: Harris has acquired Onefile Limited, a UK-based apprenticeship and learning software provider. They are a market-leading provider of learning and development software to support the delivery of apprenticeships and qualifications training through its ePortfolio and learning management (LMS) platform.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: N. Harris Computer Corporation
Harris is a global vertical market software provider and acquirer. Through acquisitions, Harris has grown extensively from its roots in the utilities, local government, education, and healthcare verticals to operate over 150 businesses globally across more than 20 industries. "
target: Onefile
Onefile Limited is a UK-based apprenticeship and learning software provider. They are a market-leading provider of learning and development software to support the delivery of apprenticeships and qualifications training through its ePortfolio and learning management (LMS) platform.
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announced 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

Marlowe plc, will acquire EssentialSkillz

synopsis: Marlowe Plc has entered into a binding agreement to acquire EssentialSkillz Limited. Incorporated in 2001, EssentialSkillz is a leading provider of eLearning course and compliance software. The EssentialSkillz compliance and training platform enables organisations to engage their employees in all compliance areas.
buyer: Marlowe plc (MRL.L:$264.30)
Marlowe is the UK leader in specialist services which assure safety and regulatory compliance. The company was formed to create sustainable shareholder value through the acquisition and development of businesses that provide regulated safety and compliance services. "
target: EssentialSkillz
EssentialSkillz is a leading provider of eLearning course and compliance software. The EssentialSkillz compliance and training platform enables organisations to engage their employees in all compliance areas.
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$34
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closed 9/21/2021 via PR Newswire

Liquid Web, acquired LearnDash

synopsis: Liquid Web Family of Brands, a market leader in managed hosting, digital commerce cloud, and WordPress solutions to small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), has acquired LearnDash, the leading learning management system (LMS) plugin for WordPress. LearnDash will join the Liquid Web Family under the StellarWP brand.
buyer parent: Madison Dearborn Partners
buyer: Liquid Web
Liquid Web Family of Brands delivers software, solutions, and managed services for mission-critical sites, stores, and applications to SMBs and the designers, developers, and agencies who create for them. Liquid Web Family of Brands is comprised of Liquid Web, Nexcess, and StellarWP. "
target: LearnDash
LearnDash is a flexible learning management system (LMS) created by e-learning experts. More than just a plugin, LearnDash is trusted to power the learning programs for major universities, small to midsize companies, startups, entrepreneurs, and bloggers worldwide.
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closed 9/9/2021 via Company Press Release

Cambridge University Press, acquired CogBooks Ltd.

synopsis: Cambridge University Press & Assessment has acquired CogBooks, the pioneering online learning technology company and leader in adaptive courseware, as it looks to help shape the future of education in an increasingly digital, post-COVID world.
buyer parent: University of Cambridge
buyer: Cambridge University Press
Cambridge University Press & Assessment is a department of the University of Cambridge. It is both a global academic and educational publisher as well as a leading provider of educational assessments. "
target: CogBooks Ltd.
CogBooks is an adaptive web-based learning platform that provides on-line and blended solutions for a range of learning and performance support needs. Its unique learning delivery tools help to reduce learning times and improve outcomes. They link directly to existing Learning Management Systems.
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closed 8/16/2021 via BusinessWire

Seismic, acquired Lesson.ly

synopsis: Seismic, the global leader in sales enablement, announced it has acquired Lessonly, the training, coaching, and enablement solution, to deliver the world’s most powerful and comprehensive sales enablement platform.
buyer: Seismic
Seismic is the global leader in enablement, helping make sales teams better by becoming more productive and engaging with buyers in a compelling way. Seismic’s platform provides continuous guidance to improve behavior, content, and skills to win more deals and deliver better experiences. "
target: Lesson.ly
Lessonly is a powerfully simple training, coaching, and enablement solution that helps teams ramp faster, deliver effective feedback, and continuously improve. Lessonly is currently empowering nearly four million learners at more than 1,200 leading companies including Scholastic and Jostens.
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closed 8/11/2021 via BNC Analysis

Whatfix, acquired Nittio Solutions Private Limited

synopsis: Software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based digital adoption platform, Whatfix acquired learning management system Nittio Learn. Nittio Learn is the best mobile-friendly learning management system for distributed workforces. Nittio Learn's toolset, includes additional content options, assessment capabilities, and training course allocation.
buyer: Whatfix
Whatfix is a leading digital adoption platform that helps companies provide intuitive onboarding, and effective training and support. Whatfix’s contextual and personalized in-app content drives-up user productivity and engagement. "
target: Nittio Solutions Private Limited
Nittio Learn is a learning management system based in India. Nittio Learn is the best mobile-friendly learning management system for distributed workforces. Nittio Learn's toolset, includes additional content options, assessment capabilities, and training course allocation.
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announced 8/6/2021 via BusinessWire

Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., will acquire Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc.

synopsis: Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., a global leader in talent management software, announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Clearlake Capital Group, L.P., a leading private equity firm.
buyer: Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.
Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. is a leading private investment firm. With a sector-focused approach, the firm seeks to partner with world-class management teams by providing patient, long-term capital to dynamic businesses that can benefit from Clearlake’s operational improvement approach. "
target: Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. (CSOD:$830.04)
Cornerstone is the world’s leading people development company. The company's development solutions include comprehensive recruiting, personalized learning, modern content delivered in the flow of work, development-driven performance management, and holistic workforce data management and insights.
price ($mm)[EV]
$3,788 [$4,784]*
rev ($mm)
$830
EBITDA ($mm)
$193
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6.3x
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27.0x
closed 6/17/2021 via BNC Analysis

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired LearningPool

synopsis: Marlin Equity Partners has acquired a controlling stake in Derry-based Learning Pool. Learning Pool is Northern Ireland’s largest e-learning company and provides a hosted online-learning management system that allows training to be published, tracked and reported.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a global investment firm with over $7.5 billion of capital under management. The firm is focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target parent: Carlyle Group
target: LearningPool
Learning Pool is Northern Ireland’s largest e-learning company. Learning Pool provides a hosted online-learning management system that allows training to be published, tracked and reported. Their library of online content catalogues can be tailored to individual customer training requirements.
price ($mm)
$212
rev ($mm)
$22
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closed 4/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

BoxPhish Ltd, acquired Purplephish

synopsis: Boxphish, a Leeds-based leading cyber awareness and training company, has acquired competitor Purplephish. Headquartered in Manchester, Purplephish is a cybersecurity company that provides training and insights to over 100,000 end-users in over 50 mid-market and enterprise clients.
buyer: BoxPhish Ltd
Based in the UK, Boxphish is a leading player in the Cyber Awareness Market, delivering thousands of simulations and education journeys every month. The company provides a SaaS-based automated solution that covers phishing simulations, training resources and modules, reporting & analytics, and more."
target: Purplephish
Based in the UK, Purplephish empowers users to prevent cyber attacks via security awareness training and real-world phishing simulations. The company provides training and insights to over 100,000 end-users in over 50 mid-market and enterprise clients.
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announced 4/21/2021 via PR Newswire

Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, will acquire Absorb Software

synopsis: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe will acquire Absorb Software, recognized globally as one of the fastest growing, industry-leading providers of cloud-based learning and performance management software to businesses, higher education, government, and non-profit agencies around the world.
buyer: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
Founded in 1979, WCAS is a leading U.S. private equity firm focused on two target industries: technology and healthcare. WCAS has deep experience in acquiring founder-led businesses and corporate carve-outs. The firm has raised and managed funds totaling over $27 billion of committed capital. "
target parent: Silversmith Capital Partners
target: Absorb Software
Absorb Software is a learning technology company based in 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.
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closed 4/21/2021 via BNC Analysis

Access Group, acquired CPL Learning

synopsis: CPL Learning, a employee education company that works closely with clients, has announced that it has been acquired by business management software provider The Access Group, with a portfolio, of solutions including ERP, finance, HR, Payroll, recruitment, warehousing, business intelligence, professional service automation, manufacturing, 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: CPL Learning
CPL Learning, based in the United Kingdom, is a employee education company that works closely with clients, using collaborative and innovative methods to meet and exceed their learning and team engagement needs.
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closed 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Ramboll Group A/S, acquired Incept Sustainability

synopsis: Ramboll, a global engineering, architecture and consultancy company, has acquired Incept Sustainability, an e-learning and company analytics platform in Denamrk. Incept Sustainability is an interactive e-learning platform that allows all employees to educate themselves around sustainability.
buyer: Ramboll Group A/S
Ramboll is a global engineering, architecture and consultancy company. Their 16,000 experts create sustainable solutions across Buildings; Transport; Water; Environment & Health; Architecture, Landscape & Urbanism; Energy and Management Consulting. "
target: Incept Sustainability
Incept Sustainability is an e-learning and company analytics platform in Denamrk. Incept Sustainability is an interactive e-learning platform that allows all employees to educate themselves around sustainability. Their SaaS solution enables companies to incept sustainability in their organisation.
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closed 3/23/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Symphony Technology Group, acquired CommPartners

synopsis: Symphony Technology Group (STG), a leading Palo Alto-based private equity firm focused on investing in the software, data analytics and software-enabled technology services sectors, has acquired CommPartners, a Columbia, Maryland-based learning management system (LMS) and virtual events company primarily serving the association market.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
Symphony Technology Group (STG) is the private equity partner to market leading companies in data, software, and analytics. The firm brings expertise, flexibility, and resources to build strategic value and unlock the potential of innovative companies. "
target: CommPartners
CommPartners helps organizations conceive, develop and fulfill their education strategy. CommPartners provides a wide range of online education services including curriculum design, instructional design, webinars, webcasts, livestream programs and virtual conferences.
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closed 3/17/2021 via PR Web

Axonify, acquired mLevel

synopsis: Canada-based Axonify, a leader in frontline employee training, has acquired MLevel, a data-driven digital learning platform. The strategic combination will unite the two leaders and will bring to their collective customers the significant benefits of their complementary capabilities to drive the future of modern learning.
buyer: Axonify
Based in Canada, Axonify is a leader in frontline employee training. Axonify focuses on frontline training that delivers personalized, bite-sized bursts of learning right in the flow of work, for just a few minutes a day. "
target: mLevel
MLevel is a digital learning platform that allows enterprise clients to deliver a 360° learning experience. The MLevel platform is underpinned by adaptive learning technology and reinforced by the Three Pillars of Learning, enabling clients to ensure continuous learning and achieve content mastery.
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closed 3/4/2021 via PR Newswire

KnowBe4, acquired MediaPro

synopsis: KnowBe4, a provider of the leading security awareness platform, has acquired MediaPRO, a security and privacy training solutions company. The acquisition enables KnowBe4 to provide its customers with an abundance of engaging privacy and compliance training content that will benefit their organizations.
buyer: KnowBe4 (KNBE:$207.12)
KnowBe4, provider of the leading security awareness platform. KnowBe4 helps organizations address the human element of security by raising awareness about ransomware, CEO fraud, and other social engineering tactics through a new-school approach to awareness training on security. "
target parent: Frontier Growth
target: MediaPro
MediaPRO is a security and privacy training solutions company. The company offers engaging, flexible, out-of-the-box training courses that are used by organizations of all sizes to protect sensitive data, demonstrate compliance, and reduce the risk to their reputation and bottom line.
price ($mm)[EV]
$38 [$36]
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closed 1/15/2021 via Company Press Release

bigtincan, acquired VoiceVibes, Inc

synopsis: Bigtincan, the global leader in sales enablement automation, has acquired VoiceVibes Inc., one of the most advanced voice analytics engines in the market. The deal extends Bigtincan’s lead in AI-driven sales enablement to help sellers most effectively engage with buyers in the digital world.
buyer: bigtincan (ASX:BTH:$22.22)
Bigtincan helps sales and service teams increase win rates and customer satisfaction. The company’s AI-powered sales enablement automation platform features the industry’s premier user experience that empowers reps to more effectively engage with customers and encourages team-wide adoption. "
target: VoiceVibes, Inc
VoiceVibes is an AI-powered practice and coaching platform that helps people sound more natural and polished when they speak. myVoiceVibes, its cloud-based public speaking practice tool, enables effective communication while boosting the confidence of speakers.
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$2.00
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closed 8/20/2020 via BusinessWire

MentorcliQ, acquired River Software

synopsis: MentorcliQ, the leader in employee mentoring software, announced the acquisition of River Software, an award-winning mentoring software for business. It gives people all of the controls they need to launch, manage, and measure their program.
buyer: MentorcliQ
MentorcliQ delivers the industry's leading employee mentoring software. MentorcliQ is proudly improving the workplace for over 2,000,000 employees in Fortune 500 companies and mid-sized businesses. "
target: River Software
River is award-winning mentoring software for business. It gives people all of the controls they need to launch, manage, and measure their program.
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closed 7/10/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Information Services Group, Inc., acquired Neuralify, LLC

synopsis: Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, has acquired Neuralify, a market leader in intelligent automation enablement solutions and services. Neuralify offers an industry-unique and scalable digital enablement platform to facilitate faster Robotic Process Automation adoption across the enterprise.
buyer: Information Services Group, Inc. (III:$264.68)
ISG (Information Services Group) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; managed governance and risk services; and more. "
target: Neuralify, LLC
Neuralify is a market leader in intelligent automation enablement solutions and services. Neuralify offers an industry-unique and scalable digital enablement platform to facilitate faster Robotic Process Automation (RPA) adoption across the enterprise.
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closed 5/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired SiPM

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Europe has acquired SiPM, a pioneer in high-impact e-learning solutions for blue-chip corporations worldwide. The Company has changed the way their clients train their procurement, supply chain and sales professionals by providing role-specific curriculum and the latest e-learning methods.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a private equity firm that invests across various sectors, including franchising, professional services, and education. LLCP utilizes a differentiated Structured Equity investment strategy, combining debt and equity capital investments in portfolio companies. "
target: SiPM
Founded in Belgium, SiPM is a pioneer in high-impact e-learning solutions for blue-chip corporations worldwide. The Company has changed the way their clients train their procurement, supply chain and sales professionals by providing role-specific curriculum and the latest e-learning methods.
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closed 10/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Dictionary.com, acquired Skillo

synopsis: Dictionary.com has acquired Skillo, an online platform that provides modern and intuitive training and coaching tools to clients. By integrating Skillo with Dictionary.com, educators will be able to use, create, and share such educational materials as interactive lesson plans, activities, templates, and more for both remote and in-person learning.
buyer parent: Quicken Loans Inc.
buyer: Dictionary.com
Dictionary.com is the world's leading online source for definitions, word origins, and a whole lot more. With virtual tutoring, educational word lists and flashcards, and engaging word games driven by the Dictionary Academy, Dictionary.com opens the door to learning for millions of people. "
target: Skillo
Skillo is a content sharing platform corporations can use for teaching and learning. Skillo builds dynamic online training courses and provides insight with in-depth reporting tools, enabling clients to train their audiences seamlessly and effectively.
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closed 10/15/2021 via PR Newswire

Dictionary.com, acquired Skillo

synopsis: Dictionary.com has acquired Skillo, an online platform that provides modern and intuitive training and coaching tools to clients. By integrating Skillo with Dictionary.com, educators will be able to use, create, and share such educational materials as interactive lesson plans, activities, templates, and more for both remote and in-person learning.
buyer parent: Quicken Loans Inc.
buyer: Dictionary.com
Dictionary.com is the world's leading online source for definitions, word origins, and a whole lot more. With virtual tutoring, educational word lists and flashcards, and engaging word games driven by the Dictionary Academy, Dictionary.com opens the door to learning for millions of people. "
target: Skillo
Skillo is a content sharing platform corporations can use for teaching and learning. Skillo builds dynamic online training courses and provides insight with in-depth reporting tools, enabling clients to train their audiences seamlessly and effectively.
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closed 11/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Quicken Loans Inc., acquired Dictionary.com

synopsis: Rock Holdings, doing business as Quicken Loans, has acquired Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com. Dictionary.com is the world’s leading online source for English definitions, synonyms and more. Thesaurus.com is the world’s largest and most trusted free online thesaurus.
buyer: Quicken Loans Inc.
Rock Holdings, doing business as Quicken Loans, is the parent company of several FinTech businesses. They make solutions that help clients navigate the home buying process or creating new financial products. "
target parent: IAC
target: Dictionary.com
Dictionary.com is the world’s leading online source for English definitions, synonyms, word origins, audio pronunciations, example sentences, slang phrases, idioms, word games, and more. Thesaurus.com is the world’s largest and most trusted free online thesaurus.
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closed 11/28/2018 via Company Press Release

Quicken Loans Inc., acquired Dictionary.com

synopsis: Rock Holdings, doing business as Quicken Loans, has acquired Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com. Dictionary.com is the world’s leading online source for English definitions, synonyms and more. Thesaurus.com is the world’s largest and most trusted free online thesaurus.
buyer: Quicken Loans Inc.
Rock Holdings, doing business as Quicken Loans, is the parent company of several FinTech businesses. They make solutions that help clients navigate the home buying process or creating new financial products. "
target parent: IAC
target: Dictionary.com
Dictionary.com is the world’s leading online source for English definitions, synonyms, word origins, audio pronunciations, example sentences, slang phrases, idioms, word games, and more. Thesaurus.com is the world’s largest and most trusted free online thesaurus.
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closed 10/13/2009 via BNC Analysis

Notrefamille.com, acquired L'Aventure

synopsis: NotreFamille.com announces the acquisition of L'Aventure, publisher of consumer website MediaDICO.com. The amount of the transaction would amount to 750,000 euros in cash.
buyer: Notrefamille.com (FR:ALNFA:$15.39)
Notrefamille.com operates Internet portal in France. Its Internet portals include Notrefamille.com for family environment; Genealogie.com, which provides reference service for French-speaking genealogists; and Cadeaux.com that engages in the on-line sale of personalized gifts. "
target: L'Aventure
L'Aventure engages in digital publishing of dictionaries on Internet, CD-ROMs, and mobile phones. The company is based in France.
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$1.11
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closed 4/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

Oxford University Press, acquired bab.la

synopsis: Oxford University Press, a department of the University of Oxford, announced the acquisition of the online language portal bab.la, a multilingual dictionary and translation website based in Hamburg, Germany, where language lovers gather online and use and develop translation resources for the world’s languages.
buyer parent: University of Oxford
buyer: Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press (OUP) is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. OUP is the world's largest university press with the widest global presence. "
target: bab.la
bab.la is a free online platform for language lovers. It has 39 dictionaries for 28 languages, a language forum, vocabulary lessons, language games, quizzes, verb conjugation for 11 languages, phrase books for university, business or travel and an internship platform.
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closed 7/3/2008 via BusinessWire

Ask.com, acquired Lexico Publishing Group, LLC

synopsis: Ask.com a leading search engine and wholly-owned business of IAC announced the completion of the previously announced agreement to acquire Lexico Publishing Group LLC, owner of Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, and Reference.com.
buyer: Ask.com
Ask.com is a leading search engine on the Web. Millions of people turn to Ask.com to get what they are looking for online everyday. Founded as Ask Jeeves in 1996 and renamed Ask.com in February 2005, Ask.com is recognized for innovation in search technology and search interface design. "
target: Lexico Publishing Group, LLC
Lexico is a leading provider of language reference products and services on the Internet, including Dictionary.com; Thesaurus.com; Reference.com; and CleverKeys, software that gives instant access to our services from almost any program on Windows or Macintosh platforms.
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$100
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announced 7/16/2007 via PR Newswire

Answers Corporation, will acquire Lexico Publishing Group, LLC

synopsis: Answers Corporation creator of Answers.com, has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Lexico Publishing Group, LLC, owner of the popular Web properties Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com and Reference.com, for $100 million in cash. The transaction is subject to financing and customary closing conditions.
buyer: Answers Corporation
Answers Corporation operates a leading answer-based search engine, www.answers.com. Founded in 1999 by Bob Rosenschein, Answers provides patented technology and software tools to compile and present concise, reliable information on demand. "
target: Lexico Publishing Group, LLC
Lexico is a leading provider of language reference products and services on the Internet, including Dictionary.com; Thesaurus.com; Reference.com; and CleverKeys, software that gives instant access to our services from almost any program on Windows or Macintosh platforms.
price ($mm)
$100
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
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34.5x
closed 4/25/2012 via PR Newswire

CareerBuilder, Inc., acquired Top Language Jobs

synopsis: CareerBuilder, the leader in human capital solutions, continues to grow its European business with the acquisition of Top Language Jobs (TLJ), the leading global online jobsite for multi-language jobs and candidates. TLJ operates more than 40 sites in 25 countries across Europe and in the U.S.
buyer parent: Gannett Co., Inc.
buyer: CareerBuilder, Inc.
CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset - their people. Its online career site, CareerBuilder.com®, is the largest in the United States, with more than 24 million visitors, 1 million jobs and 45 million resumes. "
target: Top Language Jobs
Top Language Jobs is Europe's No. 1 specialist language recruitment job portal. They operate the largest global network of Job Boards dedicated to multilingual job seekers looking for work internationally.
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closed 3/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Edwin merged with MyBuddyAI,

synopsis: Edwin, an AI-powered service for learning English as a foreign language, has merged with MyBuddy.ai, an educational voice technology company. The combined company will double down on its mobile app Buddy, the voice-based English tutor for kids, organically combining solutions developed by MyBuddy.ai and Edwin.
buyer: MyBuddyAI
MyBuddy.ai is a voice-based AI English tutor that lets children practice their spoken English by conversing with a virtual AI-powered cartoon character in a mobile app. With its speech technology and adaptive learning, Buddy makes speaking practice affordable for children around the globe. "
target: Edwin
Edwin is an AI-powered service for learning English as a foreign language. It combines the latest adaptive learning and Natural Language Understanding technology with pedagogical content as well as on-demand human instructors to offer its students affordable, personalized, 1:1 learning.
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announced 9/8/2014 via Reuters

YES24 Co., Ltd., will acquire Doosan Dong-A Co., Ltd

synopsis: YES24 will acquire 100 percent of Doosan Dong-A Co., Ltd. Doosan Dong-A is a publisher of educational materials. They also publish specialized dictionaries including those for languages such as Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, and German.
buyer: YES24 Co., Ltd. (A053280:$321.65)
Yes24 Co., Ltd. engages in online shopping. Its businesses include tickets, gift items, ebooks, advertisement, movie operations, and other commodities. "
target parent: Doosan Corp.
target: Doosan Dong-A Co., Ltd
Doosan Dong-A Co., Ltd. operates in the education and publishing industry, developing innovative and reliable materials for children of all ages. The company also publishes specialized dictionaries including those for languages such as Korean, English, Chinese, Japanese, and German.
price ($mm)
$24
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closed 10/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Salem Media Group, acquired HistoryOnTheNet and AuthenticHistory

synopsis: Salem Media Group, Inc., America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher, has acquired HistoryOnTheNet and AuthenticHistory, websites that provide information about American history.
buyer: Salem Media Group (SALM:$257.87)
Salem Media Group is America’s leading radio broadcaster, Internet content provider, and magazine and book publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and family-themed content and conservative values. "
target: HistoryOnTheNet and AuthenticHistory
History on the Net and The Authentic History Center provide online information about American history. The companies are based in the United States. History on the Net was founded in 2000.
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closed 8/28/2013 via Market Wire

Salem Web Network, acquired ChristianHeadlines.com

synopsis: Salem Web Network, an Internet content provider and publisher targeting audiences interested in Christian and conservative opinion content, announced the acquisition of ChristianHeadlines.com, a website providing up-to-the-minute national and international news affecting Christian leaders, ministries, organizations, and believers.
buyer parent: Salem Communications Corporation
buyer: Salem Web Network
Salem Web Network is the online division of Salem Communications. Salem Web Network consists of the most well-known brands in the faith marketplace such as Crosswalk.com, CrossCards.com, and GodTube.com. "
target: ChristianHeadlines.com
ChristianHeadlines.com is targeted toward providing up-to-the-minute national and international news affecting Christian leaders, ministries, organizations, and believers.
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closed 9/23/2021 via BNC Analysis

Gospel Technologies, LLC, acquired Olive Tree

synopsis: Gospel Technologies today announced the acquisition of Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc. from HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Based in Spokane, Washington, Olive Tree is an industry leading online and mobile Christian Bible technology and e-commerce company.
buyer: Gospel Technologies, LLC
Gospel Technologies strives to inspire people to connect with God and study the Bible through technology. Since 2019, Gospel Technologies has worked to produce industry-leading technology and service to a worldwide audience from its Spokane, Washington headquarters. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Olive Tree
Based in Spokane, Washington, Olive Tree is an industry leading online and mobile Christian Bible technology and e-commerce company. Olive Tree expanded its catalog offerings to surpass 25,000 titles and developed best-in-class integration for audio Bibles and books.
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closed 5/5/2014 via Company Press Release

HarperCollins Christian Publishing, acquired Olive Tree

synopsis: HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. announced its acquisition of Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc. Olive Tree is an industry leading online and mobile Christian Bible resource and e-commerce company. Its software is accessible on the desktop, tablets, and mobile devices across all major platforms and offers a wide range of products.
buyer parent: News Corporation
buyer: HarperCollins Christian Publishing
HarperCollins Christian Publishing Inc. is a world leading Christian publisher. Comprised of the Thomas Nelson and Zondervan publishing groups, the Company has nearly 300 years of combined publishing experience. "
target: Olive Tree
Olive Tree is an industry leading online and mobile Christian Bible resource and e-commerce company. Its software is accessible on the desktop, tablets, and mobile devices across all major platforms and offers a wide range of products.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Urbia, acquired Vorname

synopsis: Urbia.de, an online portal for parenting owned by Gruner + Jahr, has acquired Vorname.com. Vorname.com includes a database of 40,000 names, information on the origin of the name, German and international hit lists and tips for choosing the right first name.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Urbia
URBIA.de is the biggest German website on the subject of family and is aimed at women and men who want children, to pregnant women and parents. "
target: Vorname
Vorname.com, based in Germany, is a website that helps parents find the right name for their baby. Vorname.com includes a database of 40,000 names, information on the origin of the name, German and international hit lists and tips for choosing the right first name.
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