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announced 7/29/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Creative Learning Corporation, will acquire Bricks4Schoolz

synopsis: Creative Learning Corporation is to acquire Bricks4Schoolz, a company that uses custom software in combination with physical LEGO projects to teach specific, targeted math standards through a series of math questions and challenges. The effectiveness of the program rests on a simple but powerful principle: learning should be fun.
buyer: Creative Learning Corporation (OTCPK:CLCN:$2.87)
Creative Learning Corporation is the owner and developer of the unique and highly successful franchised children’s enrichment programs Bricks 4 Kidz and Sew Fun Studios. The programs are based on the operation of after-school classes, summer and day camps, in-school workshops, and birthday parties. "
target: Bricks4Schoolz
Bricks4Schoolz uses custom software in combination with physical LEGO projects to teach specific, targeted math standards through a series of math questions and challenges. The effectiveness of the program rests on a simple but powerful principle: learning should be fun.
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closed 4/21/2021 via BusinessWire

Carnegie Learning, Inc., acquired Zorbit's Math Adventure

synopsis: Carnegie Learning, a leader in artificial intelligence for education and formative assessment, has acquired Canada-based Zorbit’s Math Adventure, a supplemental math software solution and curriculum that uses game-based adaptive learning to help elementary students develop a deeper understanding and positive growth mindset towards math.
buyer parent: Madison Dearborn Partners
buyer: Carnegie Learning, Inc.
Carnegie Learning is shaping the future of education. The company is a recognized leader in the ed tech space, using artificial intelligence, formative assessment, and adaptive learning to deliver groundbreaking solutions to education’s toughest challenges. "
target: Zorbit's Math Adventure
Based in Canada, Zorbit’s Math is a blended learning platform that builds students’ conceptual understanding of math through the use of digital and offline tools and resources. Its Zorbit's Math Adventure game features a broad library of activities based on research-backed models and manipulatives.
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closed 1/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Waggle

synopsis: Learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that it has acquired award-winning adaptive learning solution Waggle. Waggle's web-based adaptive learning platform provides differentiated Math and ELA instruction for students in grades 2–8.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
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. "
target: Waggle
Waggle's web-based adaptive learning platform provides differentiated Math and ELA instruction for students in grades 2–8. Waggle's unique engine analyzes student decisions, learning behavior and progress to ensure each learner experiences the right challenge at the right time.
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closed 10/30/2018 via PR Newswire

IXL Learning, acquired ABCya.com, L.L.C.

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform, has acquired ABCya.com, the leader in educational games for kids. ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. In addition to math and language arts, ABCya also covers topics such as science and holiday trivia.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL Learning is an educational technology company that delivers an immersive K-12 e-learning experience. IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies and Spanish. "
target: ABCya.com, L.L.C.
ABCya.com is the leader in educational games for kids. ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. In addition to math and language arts, ABCya also covers topics such as science and holiday trivia.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

JumpStart, acquired Sokikom

synopsis: Sokikom, an online game-based math program, has been acquired by Jumpstart, a subsidiary of NetDragon WebSoft. Founded in 2008, Sokikom offers a suite of collaborative math games aimed for students in grades K-5.
buyer parent: NetDragon WebSoft Inc.
buyer: JumpStart
JumpStart Games is the leader in learning-based games for kids. Since 1991, JumpStart has set the standard in kids’ educational games by making learning epically fun. JumpStart produces creative, educational mobile and multiplayer online games under its flagship brands as well as with partners. "
target: Sokikom
Sokikom is the only collaborative math program where elementary students help each other learn through a team-based game. Sokikom offers students adaptive instruction through learning games that adjust activities to individual student needs, including help videos when students get stuck.
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closed 4/20/2010 via BusinessWire

Charter School Growth Fund, Reed Hastings, acquired DreamBox Learning

synopsis: DreamBox Learning announced that it has been acquired by a new partnership between Reed Hastings, a renowned education philanthropist and CEO of Netflix, Inc. and the Charter Fund, a non-profit venture capital firm.
buyer: Reed Hastings
buyer: Charter School Growth Fund
The Charter School Growth Fund is a social venture investment fund founded in 2005 to significantly increase the capacity of proven education entrepreneurs to serve more children. "
target: DreamBox Learning
DreamBox products target young students in kindergarten through third grade and are designed to reinforce and teach real math through effective, individualized instruction in an engaging and fun manner.
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closed 5/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Kahoot!, acquired DragonBox

synopsis: Kahoot!, a game-based learning platform in Norway, has acquired DragonBox, a French-Norwegian company that focuses on Game-Based Learning. DragonBox makes educational games that brings mathematics to life. DragonBox helps children ages 4 to 12 learn math using games that replace tedious equations and math quizzes with cards and a magical box.
buyer: Kahoot! (OTCNO:KAHOOT:$42.97)
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform in Norway. Kahoot! makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages. Kahoot! is used in a multitude of settings, including K-12 and university classrooms, corporate offices, and more. "
target: DragonBox
DragonBox is a French-Norwegian company that focuses on Game-Based Learning. DragonBox makes educational games that brings mathematics to life. DragonBox helps children ages 4 to 12 learn math using simple games that replace tedious equations and math quizzes with cards and a magical box.
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closed 9/27/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Franchise Group, Inc., acquired Sylvan Learning

synopsis: Franchise Group, Inc., an owner and operator of franchised and franchisable businesses, has acquired Sylvan Learning, a leading tutoring franchisor for Pre-K-12 students and families. Sylvan Learning provides personalized learning for reading, math, writing, STEM, test preparation, study skills, and more.
buyer: Franchise Group, Inc. (FRG:$2,636.11)
Franchise Group is an operator of franchised businesses. Franchise Group helps catapult franchise brands forward by providing financial acumen, operational know-how, and support. Their business lines include Pet Supplies Plus, American Freight, The Vitamin Shoppe, Buddy’s Home Furnishings and more. "
target: Sylvan Learning
Sylvan Learning a leading tutoring franchisor for Pre-K-12 students and families. Sylvan Learning is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. They provide personalized learning for reading, math, writing, STEM, test preparation, study skills, and more.
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired Mastree

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired a majority stake in Mastree, an online learning platform in India. Mastree offers live classes and curated courses for grade 6 to 8 math and science. Their online classes provide interactive live lessons and immersive activities that motivates students to achieve excellence.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: Mastree
Mastree is an online learning platform in India. Mastree offers live classes and curated courses for grade 6 to 8 math and science. Their online classes provide interactive live lessons and immersive activities that motivates students to achieve excellence.
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announced 3/18/2020 via Reuters

Lvjing Holding, will acquire Jiayi Education

synopsis: Lvjing Holding, a China-based company principally engaged in the development of real estate, will acquire Jiayi Education, a Chinese education group focused on the K-12 sector. Jiayi Education offers online courses and operates 40 weekend and after-school education centers that help students to improve their mathematics.
buyer: Lvjing Holding (SZSE:000502:$2.29)
Lvjing Holding is a China-based company principally engaged in the development of real estate. Lvjing mainly develops apartments, shops and parking lots. The company is also involved in the lease of properties and medical business. "
target: Jiayi Education
Jiayi Education is a Chinese education group focused on the K-12 sector. Jiayi Education offers online courses and operates 40 weekend and after-school education centers that help students to improve their mathematics.
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Millpond Equity Partners, acquired Innovative Learning Concepts

synopsis: Millpond Equity Partners announced the acquisition of Innovative Learning Concepts Inc. (doing business as TouchMath), a leading provider of supplemental, multi-sensory mathematics curriculum and products designed to teach foundation mathematics concepts.
buyer: Millpond Equity Partners
Millpond Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in lower middle market, growth-oriented business services companies. Millpond combines a partnership approach with extensive hands-on operational and investment management experience. "
target: Innovative Learning Concepts
Innovative Learning Concepts, doing business as TouchMath, is a multisensory math program that makes critical math concepts accessible for students who struggle to understand content. They are committed to maximizing student potential through cultivating success with individuals of all abilities.
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announced 8/13/2020 via BNC Analysis

IXL Learning, will acquire 3P Learning Pty Ltd.

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 10 million students worldwide, will acquire 3P Learning, a global leader in online education. 3P Learning's software blends the best pedagogy with the best technology to deliver great learning experiences. Their suite of learning resources covers mathematics, spelling and literacy.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 60 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
target: 3P Learning Pty Ltd. (TPN:$39.72)
3P Learning is a global leader in online education. 3P Learning's software blends the best pedagogy with the best technology to deliver great teaching and learning experiences. Their suite of learning resources covers mathematics, spelling and literacy. They serve 250,000 teachers in 132 countries.
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closed 12/31/2019 via BNC Analysis

Eduphoria!, acquired FigMath

synopsis: FigMath, a plug & play math communication tool created by Fig Labs, was acquired by Eduphoria! Inc. FigMath is a plugin for math editing. FigMath seamlessly integrates into websites, discussion boards, text editors, and web based apps.
buyer: Eduphoria!
Eduphoria! is a Texas-based company that loves making powerful and intuitive web-based software for K-12 educators so they can focus on spending more time with their students. Eduphoria’s suite of applications empowers educators through the integration of student assessment and professional growth. "
target parent: FastFig
target: FigMath
FigMath is a plug & play math communication tool created by Fig Labs for companies and organization. FigMath is a plugin for math editing. FigMath seamlessly integrates into websites, discussion boards, text editors, and web based apps.
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closed 12/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

Embibe, acquired Funtoot

synopsis: Embibe, a leading online test preparation portal in India, has acquired a 90.5% stake Funtoot, an education technology company in India. Funtoot offers an intelligent, adaptive, personalized digital tutor for math and science. Their platform observes, assesses, interacts, encourages and tutors each student based on their individual characteristics.
buyer parent: Reliance Industries Limited
buyer: Embibe
Embibe is a leading online test preparation portal in India. Their AI-based education platform uses data analytics to deliver personalized learning outcomes to each student. Embibe helps students prepare for life-changing exams like JEE Main, JEE Advanced, BITSAT, and CET. "
target: Funtoot
Funtoot is an education technology company in India. Funtoot offers an intelligent, adaptive, personalized digital tutor for math and science. Their platform observes, assesses, diagnoses, interacts, encourages and tutors each student based on their individual characteristics.
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$10*
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closed 9/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Higher Ground Education, acquired Montessorium

synopsis: Higher Ground Education, an international company focused on modernizing the Montessori education method, has acquired Montessorium, a developer of educational applications for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. Montessorium's apps utilizes the Montessori method to teach skills related to reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography.
buyer: Higher Ground Education
Higher Ground Education is an international company focused on modernizing the Montessori education method. Higher Ground owns and operates schools around the world and seeks to develop a platform that sources, secures, and develops back-end support to all Montessori-inspired schools and educators. "
target: Montessorium
Montessorium develops educational applications for iPhone, iPad, and other mobile devices. Their apps employ educational principals developed by the Italian educator Maria Montessori to teach skills related to reading, writing, arithmetic, and geography, among others.
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closed 10/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Math 42

synopsis: Chegg, Inc. announced that it has acquired German-based Cogeon GmbH, a provider of adaptive math technology and developer of the math app, Math 42. Math 42 offers hierarchical step-by-step exercises, concept walk-throughs, and personalized assessments, built upon an artificially intelligent learning engine.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg puts students first. As the leading student-first connected learning platform, Chegg strives to improve the overall return on investment in education by helping students learn more in less time and at a lower cost. "
target: Math 42
Based in Germany, Math 42 is a math learning app offering hierarchical step-by-step exercises, concept walk-throughs, and personalized assessments, built upon an artificially intelligent learning engine. It was built by a family of exceptional mathematicians with deep technical expertise.
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closed 3/17/2021 via Company Press Release

Gimv, acquired sofatutor

synopsis: Gimv, a European investment company with more than EUR 2 billio of assets under management, is to lead digital company sofatutor, is an online learning platform that has currently has more than one million users, into the next growth phase.
buyer: Gimv (GIMB:$197.63)
Gimv is a European investment company, listed on Euronext Brussels. With 40 years' experience in private equity, Gimv currently has EUR 2 billion of assets under management. The portfolio contains around 50 portfolio companies, with combined turnover of EUR 2.5 billion and 14,000 employees. "
target: sofatutor
sofatutor, based in Berlin, is an online learning platform that has currently has more than one million users. Moreover, sofatutor is used by more than 25 percent of all teachers across Germany and has been introduced in the Federal States of Saxony and Bremen.
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on offer 12/6/2012 via

Sibling Group Holdings, Inc., offer to acquire Funutation Tekademy LLC

synopsis: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc., a developer of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for the K-12 education market, announced a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Funutation Tekademy LLC. Funutation Tekademy LLC specializes in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) training for children, generally in the 7 to 17 age range.
buyer: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE:$0.30)
Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. is a developer of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for the K-12 education market. Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. utilizes advanced technology and education management to enhance and accelerate the delivery of 21st century learning. "
target: Funutation Tekademy LLC
Funutation is committed to providing children in the K-12 market the finest experience in the tech education arena. As a result, computer programming, reading skills, and teamwork are integral parts of the Funutation Tek Lab experience.
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closed 9/17/2020 via BNC Analysis

Byju's, acquired Labinapp

synopsis: Byju’s, India’s largest Ed-tech company, has acquired LabInApp, a mobile app in India that offers lab-like simulations. LabInApp enables students and teachers to perform science activities and experiments on various devices. The app offers over 550 simulations that cover physics, chemistry, biology, math and more.
buyer: Byju's
Based in India, Byju’s is India’s largest Ed-tech company and the creator of India’s largest K12 learning app which offers highly 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: Labinapp
LabInApp is a mobile app in India that offers lab-like simulations. LabInApp enables students and teachers to perform science activities and experiments on various devices. The app offers over 550 simulations that cover physics, chemistry, biology, math and more.
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closed 6/4/2020 via BusinessWire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Mathway

synopsis: Chegg, Inc. announced it has acquired the popular math solver Mathway, one of the highest rated education mobile apps. Mathway teaches students with an easy-to-use solver that can be accessed through optical character recognition and offers step‑by‑step instruction to teach both simple and complex mathematics.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg is the leading student-first connected learning platform. Chegg is the #1 provider of digital and physical textbook rental services. They allow students to rent or buy textbooks at competitive prices. The company also provides student services such as homework help, online tutoring, and more. "
target: Mathway
Founded in 2002, Mathway has become one of the highest rated education mobile apps. Mathway teaches students with an easy-to-use solver that can be accessed through optical character recognition and offers step‑by‑step instruction to teach both simple and complex mathematics.
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announced 7/29/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Creative Learning Corporation, will acquire Bricks4Schoolz

synopsis: Creative Learning Corporation is to acquire Bricks4Schoolz, a company that uses custom software in combination with physical LEGO projects to teach specific, targeted math standards through a series of math questions and challenges. The effectiveness of the program rests on a simple but powerful principle: learning should be fun.
buyer: Creative Learning Corporation (OTCPK:CLCN:$2.87)
Creative Learning Corporation is the owner and developer of the unique and highly successful franchised children’s enrichment programs Bricks 4 Kidz and Sew Fun Studios. The programs are based on the operation of after-school classes, summer and day camps, in-school workshops, and birthday parties. "
target: Bricks4Schoolz
Bricks4Schoolz uses custom software in combination with physical LEGO projects to teach specific, targeted math standards through a series of math questions and challenges. The effectiveness of the program rests on a simple but powerful principle: learning should be fun.
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announced 7/29/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Creative Learning Corporation, will acquire Bricks4Schoolz

synopsis: Creative Learning Corporation is to acquire Bricks4Schoolz, a company that uses custom software in combination with physical LEGO projects to teach specific, targeted math standards through a series of math questions and challenges. The effectiveness of the program rests on a simple but powerful principle: learning should be fun.
buyer: Creative Learning Corporation (OTCPK:CLCN:$2.87)
Creative Learning Corporation is the owner and developer of the unique and highly successful franchised children’s enrichment programs Bricks 4 Kidz and Sew Fun Studios. The programs are based on the operation of after-school classes, summer and day camps, in-school workshops, and birthday parties. "
target: Bricks4Schoolz
Bricks4Schoolz uses custom software in combination with physical LEGO projects to teach specific, targeted math standards through a series of math questions and challenges. The effectiveness of the program rests on a simple but powerful principle: learning should be fun.
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closed 12/16/2015 via BusinessWire

Challenge Island, acquired Challenge Island

synopsis: Creative Learning Corporation, owner and developer of Bricks 4 Kidz and Sew Fun Studios, announced the sale of the Challenge Island Franchise to its founder Sharon Estroff. Challenge Island is a whimsical, wildly popular STEM enrichment program that promotes creativity, critical thinking, and social skills in children.
buyer: Challenge Island
Challenge Island is a whimsical, wildly popular STEM enrichment program that promotes creativity, critical thinking, and social skills in children while instilling a lifelong love of science and engineering. Kids divide into cooperative tribes and take on a vast array of exciting challenges. "
target parent: Creative Learning Corporation
target: Challenge Island
Challenge Island is a whimsical, wildly popular STEM enrichment program that promotes creativity, critical thinking, and social skills in children while instilling a lifelong love of science and engineering. Kids divide into cooperative tribes and take on a vast array of exciting challenges.
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announced 7/29/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Creative Learning Corporation, will acquire Bricks4Schoolz

synopsis: Creative Learning Corporation is to acquire Bricks4Schoolz, a company that uses custom software in combination with physical LEGO projects to teach specific, targeted math standards through a series of math questions and challenges. The effectiveness of the program rests on a simple but powerful principle: learning should be fun.
buyer: Creative Learning Corporation (OTCPK:CLCN:$2.87)
Creative Learning Corporation is the owner and developer of the unique and highly successful franchised children’s enrichment programs Bricks 4 Kidz and Sew Fun Studios. The programs are based on the operation of after-school classes, summer and day camps, in-school workshops, and birthday parties. "
target: Bricks4Schoolz
Bricks4Schoolz uses custom software in combination with physical LEGO projects to teach specific, targeted math standards through a series of math questions and challenges. The effectiveness of the program rests on a simple but powerful principle: learning should be fun.
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closed 12/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

EDION, acquired Youmemiru Inc.

synopsis: EDION Corporation, a Japanese retailer of consumer electronics, has acquired Youmemiru, a robot programming school in Japan. Youmemiru operates over 50 schools in Japan under their Robo Done franchise. Their schools offer STEM curriculum for elementary school students.
buyer: EDION (TSE:2730:$7,040.71)
EDION Corporation is a Japanese retailer of consumer electronics. EDION operates over 1,000 stores in Japan. Their stores specialize in selling home appliances. Their products include air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, microwaves and more. "
target: Youmemiru Inc.
Youmemiru is a robot programming school in Japan. Youmemiru operates over 50 schools in Japan under their Robo Done franchise. Their schools offer STEM curriculum for elementary school students. They teach students how to program with Python by creating robots using LEGO Mindstorm products.
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closed 9/27/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Franchise Group, Inc., acquired Sylvan Learning

synopsis: Franchise Group, Inc., an owner and operator of franchised and franchisable businesses, has acquired Sylvan Learning, a leading tutoring franchisor for Pre-K-12 students and families. Sylvan Learning provides personalized learning for reading, math, writing, STEM, test preparation, study skills, and more.
buyer: Franchise Group, Inc. (FRG:$2,636.11)
Franchise Group is an operator of franchised businesses. Franchise Group helps catapult franchise brands forward by providing financial acumen, operational know-how, and support. Their business lines include Pet Supplies Plus, American Freight, The Vitamin Shoppe, Buddy’s Home Furnishings and more. "
target: Sylvan Learning
Sylvan Learning a leading tutoring franchisor for Pre-K-12 students and families. Sylvan Learning is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. They provide personalized learning for reading, math, writing, STEM, test preparation, study skills, and more.
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closed 6/15/2021 via GlobeNewswire

MindSpark Learning, acquired Couragion

synopsis: MindSpark Learning, a nonprofit that delivers extraordinary and sustainable learning experiences for educators and professionals, announced the acquisition of Couragion, a leading provider of STEM career literacy and workforce development solutions.
buyer: MindSpark Learning
MindSpark Learning is a nonprofit that empowers educators to solve society’s biggest challenges by providing transformative professional learning experiences. MindSpark is the catalyst and intermediary between education and industry. "
target: Couragion
Couragion provides career exploration and readiness for science, technology, engineering & math. Their tools help people learn about STEM occupations and develop a better understanding of how those align to their own skills, values and interests.
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announced 5/19/2021 via Company Press Release

EMERITUS Institute of Management Pte. Ltd., will acquire iD Tech

synopsis: iD Tech officially joins hands with Emeritus, the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. In 1999, iD Tech pioneered the very first tech camps for kids and teens. They've since grown from 280 to 50,000 students per year.
buyer: EMERITUS Institute of Management Pte. Ltd.
Emeritus is the global leader in making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. EMERITUS offers online courses in collaboration with top ranked academic institutions including MIT, Columbia, Dartmouth, and more. "
target: iD Tech
In 1999, iD Tech pioneered the very first tech camps for kids and teens. They've since grown from 280 to 50,000 students per year, spreading their Silicon Valley startup culture around the world and online. iD Tech unlocks brilliance at the world’s premier destination for STEM education.
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closed 6/1/2017 via PR Newswire

USRA, acquired STEMaction Inc.

synopsis: Universities Space Research Association (USRA), an independent, nonprofit research corporation, has acquired STEMaction, Inc., a not-for-profit that delivers exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities to K-12 students.
buyer: USRA
USRA is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. "
target: STEMaction Inc.
STEMaction, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that delivers exciting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities to K-12 students and builds a local community of support for the programs and participants. STEMaction is by, for and about the local STEM community in Maryland.
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closed 7/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unacademy, acquired Mastree

synopsis: Unacademy, India's largest education platform, has acquired a majority stake in Mastree, an online learning platform in India. Mastree offers live classes and curated courses for grade 6 to 8 math and science. Their online classes provide interactive live lessons and immersive activities that motivates students to achieve excellence.
buyer: Unacademy
Unacademy is India's largest education platform, offering over 2,400 online lessons and specialised courses to prepare for various competitive exams. Through Unacademy's mobile app, users can attend live classes by top educators and prepare via Live Test Series, Quizzes, Practice Section, and more. "
target: Mastree
Mastree is an online learning platform in India. Mastree offers live classes and curated courses for grade 6 to 8 math and science. Their online classes provide interactive live lessons and immersive activities that motivates students to achieve excellence.
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closed 9/24/2018 via BusinessWire

Boxlight, acquired EOS Education

synopsis: Boxlight Corporation, a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, announced it has completed the acquisition of EOS Education, a consulting and professional development company that provides unique services to K-12 that improve teacher effectiveness and student engagement.
buyer: Boxlight (BOXL:$39.70)
Boxlight Corporation is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global learning market. The company aims to improve learning and engagement in classrooms and to help educators enhance student outcomes, by developing the products they need. "
target: EOS Education
EOS Education is a consulting and professional development company for the K-12 education market. They provide unique services to K-12 that improve teacher effectiveness and student engagement with a focus on sustainability and maximizing district and school resources.
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on offer 12/6/2012 via

Sibling Group Holdings, Inc., offer to acquire Funutation Tekademy LLC

synopsis: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc., a developer of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for the K-12 education market, announced a non-binding letter of intent to acquire Funutation Tekademy LLC. Funutation Tekademy LLC specializes in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) training for children, generally in the 7 to 17 age range.
buyer: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE:$0.30)
Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. is a developer of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for the K-12 education market. Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. utilizes advanced technology and education management to enhance and accelerate the delivery of 21st century learning. "
target: Funutation Tekademy LLC
Funutation is committed to providing children in the K-12 market the finest experience in the tech education arena. As a result, computer programming, reading skills, and teamwork are integral parts of the Funutation Tek Lab experience.
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closed 1/16/2007 via BusinessWire

1105 Media, Inc., acquired Florida Educational Technology Corporation

synopsis: 1105 Media, Inc. has acquired the Florida Educational Technology Corporation, producer of the annual FETC Conference. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. FETC will be merged into the 1105 Education Technology Group, led by Group Publisher Wendy LaDuke.
buyer: 1105 Media, Inc.
1105 Media, Inc., is a leading provider of integrated information and media in targeted business-to-business markets, including specialized sectors of the information technology community; industrial health, safety and compliance; security; environmental protection; and home healthcare. "
target: Florida Educational Technology Corporation
Florida Educational Technology Corporation is the producer of the annual FETC Conference, one of the oldest and largest educational technology conferences focusing on the K-12 market.
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closed 10/28/2020 via BNC Analysis

LaunchLife International Inc., acquired Engineering For Kids, Inc.

synopsis: Canadian EdTech Investment firm LaunchLife International has acquired Engineering for Kids, Inc., a company that offers educational events for kids to engage with engineering activities. The acquisition increases LaunchLife International’s global presence to 250-plus locations in over 30 countries, delivering both adult and children’s education.
buyer: LaunchLife International Inc.
LaunchLife is a Canadian EdTech company specializing in franchising education platforms. Its flexible, supportive environment empowers dedicated learners to achieve their learning goals. The company is comprised of Academy of Learning Career College, Pitman Training, and School is Easy Tutoring. "
target: Engineering For Kids, Inc.
Engineering For Kids inspires kids ages 4 to 14 by exploring engineering concepts in a fun, hands-on way. The company offers afterschool programs, evening classes, camps, birthday parties, and special events designed to present kids with challenging yet accessible engineering activities.
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announced 3/18/2020 via Reuters

Lvjing Holding, will acquire Jiayi Education

synopsis: Lvjing Holding, a China-based company principally engaged in the development of real estate, will acquire Jiayi Education, a Chinese education group focused on the K-12 sector. Jiayi Education offers online courses and operates 40 weekend and after-school education centers that help students to improve their mathematics.
buyer: Lvjing Holding (SZSE:000502:$2.29)
Lvjing Holding is a China-based company principally engaged in the development of real estate. Lvjing mainly develops apartments, shops and parking lots. The company is also involved in the lease of properties and medical business. "
target: Jiayi Education
Jiayi Education is a Chinese education group focused on the K-12 sector. Jiayi Education offers online courses and operates 40 weekend and after-school education centers that help students to improve their mathematics.
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$187
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closed 11/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

Millpond Equity Partners, acquired Innovative Learning Concepts

synopsis: Millpond Equity Partners announced the acquisition of Innovative Learning Concepts Inc. (doing business as TouchMath), a leading provider of supplemental, multi-sensory mathematics curriculum and products designed to teach foundation mathematics concepts.
buyer: Millpond Equity Partners
Millpond Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in lower middle market, growth-oriented business services companies. Millpond combines a partnership approach with extensive hands-on operational and investment management experience. "
target: Innovative Learning Concepts
Innovative Learning Concepts, doing business as TouchMath, is a multisensory math program that makes critical math concepts accessible for students who struggle to understand content. They are committed to maximizing student potential through cultivating success with individuals of all abilities.
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closed 3/29/2007 via PR Newswire

Aspen Education Group, acquired Camp Huntington

synopsis: Aspen Education Group, the nation's leading provider of therapeutic and education programs for struggling and underachieving youth, has acquired Camp Huntington, a co-ed summer camp for children and young adults with autism and related special needs located in High Falls, New York.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Aspen Education Group
Aspen Education Group provides educational programs that promote academic and personal growth to youth and their families. Aspen currently operates 47 locations in nine states, including eleven residential schools and eight experiential education programs and special education schools. "
target: Camp Huntington
Camp Huntington serves youth with varying degrees of learning disabilities and developmental disorders. The therapeutic recreation program is set on a 34-acre rural site and provides a fun, safe summer experience for six to 21-year-olds.
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closed 9/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Eagle Merchant Partners, acquired Code Ninjas

synopsis: Atlanta-based private equity firm Eagle Merchant Partners has acquired Code Ninjas, the world’s largest and fastest-growing coding franchise. At hundreds of Code Ninjas centers across the globe, people of all ages have fun learning how to code, no matter what their skill level.
buyer: Eagle Merchant Partners
Based in Atlanta and focused on the Southeastern United States, Eagle Merchant Partners is a private equity firm investing in lower middle market businesses. They invest in two core sectors: Consumer and Industrial. "
target: Code Ninjas
Code Ninjas is the world’s largest and fastest-growing coding franchise. At hundreds of Code Ninjas centers across the globe, people of all ages have fun learning how to code, no matter what their skill level.
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closed 3/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Gryphon Investors, acquired LEARN Behavioral

synopsis: Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in LEARN Behavioral from LLR Partners. LEARN is the leading network of providers serving children with autism and other special needs.
buyer: Gryphon Investors
Based in San Francisco, Gryphon Investors is a leading private equity firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management teams. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: LEARN Behavioral
LEARN Behavioral is the leading network of behavioral health providers serving children with autism and other special needs. LEARN delivers Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and related interventions based on industry-leading quality standards.
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closed 5/25/2017 via BNC Analysis

CEL-LEP Ensino de Idiomas S.A., acquired Madcode Treinamento Em Informatica Ltda

synopsis: CEL-LEP, a network of schools in São Paulo for English language learning, acquired MadCode, a major national programming education network for children and adolescents. Founded in 2014 by Daniel Cleffi and Ralph Sapoznik, MadCode has achieved a prominent position in the programming education market, with growth of more than 200% per year.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: CEL-LEP Ensino de Idiomas S.A.
CEL-LEP is one of the largest premium ELT (English Language Teaching) companies in Brazil, based in Sao Paulo. Founded in 1967 and acquired by H.I.G. Capital in 2012, CEL-LEP offers EFL (English as a Foreign Language) courses for kids, teens, and adults. "
target: Madcode Treinamento Em Informatica Ltda
MadCode is the leading Network of Programming Schools focused on teaching for children and adolescents. Founded in 2014 by Daniel Cleffi and Ralph Sapoznik, MadCode has achieved a prominent position in the programming education market, with growth of more than 200% per year.
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closed 5/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

LLR Partners, acquired Learn It Systems

synopsis: Learn It Systems, a portfolio company of Milestone Partners, has been acquired by LLR Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Learn It Systems, headquartered in Baltimore, MD, is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs.
buyer: LLR Partners
LLR Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm providing capital and strategic guidance to growth companies. They invest in a broad range of industries, with an emphasis on software, tech-enabled services and healthcare. "
target parent: Milestone Partners
target: Learn It Systems
Learn It Systems is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs. Learn It's comprehensive behavioral health platform addresses large, high-growth markets being driven by insurance reform, an evolving reimbursement landscape.
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closed 1/28/2021 via PR Newswire

Verge Learning Inc., acquired XceptionalED

synopsis: Verge Learning Inc., a marketplace of special education tools and resources worldwide, has acquired XceptionalED, a professional development platform of online courses and conferences supporting disability-focused professionals, educators, advocates, and parents. XceptionalED will be integrated into Verge Learning's teletherapy platform.
buyer: Verge Learning Inc.
Verge Learning is a comprehensive marketplace of special education-focused technology and resources, including teletherapy, professional development, and student content management for therapists, clinics, and school districts. "
target: XceptionalED
XceptionalED is a professional development platform of online courses, conferences, and podcasts supporting disability-focused professionals, educators, advocates, and parents. XceptionalED offers high-quality, impactful, cost-effective online courses built on evidence-based foundations.
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closed 3/14/2019 via BusinessWire

Boxlight, acquired Modern Robotics

synopsis: Boxlight Corporation, a leading provider of interactive technology solutions for the global education market, announced it has completed the acquisition of Modern Robotics, a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education company with programing and robotics solutions for the K-12 education market.
buyer: Boxlight (BOXL:$39.70)
Boxlight Corporation is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global learning market. The company aims to improve learning and engagement in classrooms and to help educators enhance student outcomes, by developing the products they need. "
target: Modern Robotics
Modern Robotics is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education company with programing and robotics solutions for the K-12 education market.
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