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A Hack Education Project

Education Technology Acquisitions


These are the education companies that have been acquired since 2015.


2017

  • AcademicWorks was acquired by Blackbaud (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Apex Learning was acquired by Education Growth Partners (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Authentica Solution was acquired by BrightBytes (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Cegment was acquired by CampusLogic (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • ChildCare Education Institute was acquired by Excelligence Learning Corporation (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Chromatik was acquired by TakeLessons (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Citelighter was acquired by Sylvan Learning (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • ClassMessenger was acquired by LivingTree (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • CloudLabs was acquired by Udacity (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Curriculum Associates was acquired by Iowa State University (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Data 180 was acquired by Interfolio (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Educlipper was acquired by Participate Learning (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • GetSmarter was acquired by 2U (Amount Paid: $103,000,000; News Link)
  • Gojima was acquired by Telegraph Media Group (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Homer was acquired by Speakaboos (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Intellus Learning was acquired by Macmillan Learning (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • ItemLogic was acquired by Certica Solutions (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Looksharp was acquired by WayUp (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • MBS Textbook Exchange was acquired by Barnes & Noble Education (Amount Paid: $174,200,000; News Link)
  • Meta was acquired by Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • My Learning Collaborative Solution was acquired by Epiphany Learning (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • MyON was acquired by Francisco Partners (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Plum Analytics was acquired by Elsevier (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Princeton Review was acquired by ST Unitas (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Questar was acquired by Education Testing Service (Amount Paid: $127,500,000; News Link)
  • Quintessential School Systems was acquired by Harris School Solutions (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Ravenna Solutions was acquired by Education Brands (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • RepVisits was acquired by Hobsons (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Rourke Educational Media was acquired by Carson-Dellosa (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Sangha was acquired by Edlio (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Teachers-Teachers was acquired by Frontline Education (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Thrivist was acquired by Ingram Content Group (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • TutorVista was acquired by Byju's (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Unbound Concepts was acquired by Certica Solutions (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Verba was acquired by VitalSource (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Workplace Answers was acquired by EverFi (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • Yik Yak was acquired by Square (Amount Paid: $1,000,000; News Link)
  • Zenbanx was acquired by SoFi (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)
  • gWhiz was acquired by Higher Learning Technologies (Amount Paid: unknown; News Link)

2016

  • Adapt Courseware was acquired by Fulcrum Labs (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Alexander Street Press was acquired by Proquest (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Apollo Education Group was acquired by Apollo Management Group (Amount Paid: $1,100,000,000; News Link)
  • AskOnline was acquired by Upswing (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Astute Technology was acquired by Echo360 (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Atypon was acquired by John Wiley & Sons (Amount Paid: $120,000,000; News Link)
  • Baker & Taylor was acquired by Follett (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Bitmaker was acquired by General Assembly (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • BrightWave Group was acquired by Capita (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Carson-Dellosa Publishing LLC was acquired by Guardian Capital Partners (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Carvajal Education was acquired by PRISA (Amount Paid: $19,500,000; News Link)
  • Chalkable was acquired by Powerschool (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Classbook was acquired by Follett (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Commonwealth Medical College was acquired by Geisinger Health Systems (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Compass Learning was acquired by Edgenuity (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Curriculet was acquired by Waterford Institute (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Decision Science Labs was acquired by Schoolzilla (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Dev Mountain was acquired by Capella Education (Amount Paid: $20,000,000; News Link)
  • DevBridge was acquired by Bloc (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Digital Me was acquired by City & Guilds (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Duck Duck Moose was acquired by Khan Academy (Amount Paid: $1; News Link)
  • Educuity was acquired by Certica Solutions (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Eduventures was acquired by National Research Center for College & University Admissions (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Ergopedia was acquired by Pasco Scientific (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Excent Corporation was acquired by Frontline Education (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • ExitCertified was acquired by Avnet (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • FinalSite was acquired by Bridge Growth Partners (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Fronteer was acquired by Blackboard (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • GL Education was acquired by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Gibbon was acquired by Degreed (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Glion Institute of Higher Education and Les Roches International School of Hotel Management was acquired by Eurazeo (Amount Paid: $384,000,000; News Link)
  • Gradible was acquired by CommonBond (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Hackbright Academy was acquired by Capella Education (Amount Paid: $18,000,000; News Link)
  • Haiku Learning was acquired by Powerschool (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Higher One was acquired by Providence Equity Partners (Amount Paid: $260,000,000; News Link)
  • Hivebench was acquired by Elsevier (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • InOpen Technologies was acquired by Next Education (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Interactive Achievement was acquired by PowerSchool (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • International School of Europe Group was acquired by Inspired (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • LTS Education Systems was acquired by K-12 Inc (Amount Paid: $20,000,000; News Link)
  • Lawroom was acquired by EverFi (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • LeYa Educacao was acquired by Escala Educacional (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • LeapFrog was acquired by VTECH (Amount Paid: $72,000,000; News Link)
  • LearnSprout was acquired by Apple (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Learners Edge was acquired by L Squared Capital Partners (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Lexmark was acquired by Apex Technology (leading a consortum of companies and private equity firms) (Amount Paid: $3,600,000,000; News Link)
  • LinkedIn was acquired by Microsoft (Amount Paid: $26,000,000,000; News Link)
  • LivingTree was acquired by Dean Drako (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • LoudCloud Systems was acquired by Barnes & Noble (Amount Paid: $17,900,000; News Link)
  • Makewaves was acquired by City & Guilds (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Manch was acquired by Toppr (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Mimio was acquired by Boxlight Corporation (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • MyChild was acquired by Brightwheel (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • New York Code and Design Academy was acquired by Strayer Education (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Ning was acquired by Unknown (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Open Study was acquired by Brainly (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • OpenEd was acquired by ACT (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • PAR (Framework) was acquired by Hobsons (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Papers was acquired by Readcube (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Participate Learning was acquired by VIF International Education (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Performance Matters was acquired by Weld North (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Pili Pop Labs was acquired by Unique Heritage Media (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Promoversity was acquired by Barnes & Noble Education (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • QuickEdmin was acquired by Ray Business Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • QuickLessons was acquired by Affero Labs (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Quiklabs was acquired by Google (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • RCL Benziger was acquired by Kendall Hunt Publishing (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Rainbow Early Education was acquired by Quad C (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Ranku was acquired by John Wiley & Sons (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Really Good Stuff, Inc was acquired by Excelligence Learning (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Red Marbles was acquired by Jouve (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Redbird Advance Learning was acquired by McGraw-Hill Education (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Roberts and Company was acquired by Macmillan Learning (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Rustici Software was acquired by Learning Technologies Group plc (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • SRB Education Services was acquired by PowerSchool (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • SSRN was acquired by Elsevier (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • School Website was acquired by Final Site (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Schoolie was acquired by Great Schools (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Sequoia Retail Systems was acquired by Blackboard (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Smart was acquired by FoxConn (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Starter League was acquired by Fullstack Academy (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Startup Weekend Education was acquired by Techstars (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • SteamTrax was acquired by Polar3D (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • SunGuard K-12 was acquired by PowerSchool (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • TIENET was acquired by PowerSchool (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • TalentBuddy was acquired by Udemy (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • TeacherGaming (MinecraftEDU) was acquired by Microsoft (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • TeacherMatch was acquired by PeopleAdmin (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Teachscape was acquired by Frontline Technologies (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • The Alpha School System was acquired by Volaris Group (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • The Centris Group was acquired by Frontline Technologies (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • The Foundry was acquired by Reclaim Hosting (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Think Through Learning was acquired by Imagine Learning (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Toca Boca was acquired by Spin Master (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Train Simple was acquired by Pluralsight (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • WebAssign was acquired by Cengage (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Wobo was acquired by Follett (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Words and Numbers was acquired by Wisewire (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • WriterKEY was acquired by Macmillan Learning (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Xiamen NetinNet Software was acquired by China Distance Education Holdings Limited (Amount Paid: $32,600,000; News Link)
  • Xolvr was acquired by Next Education (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • Zaption was acquired by Workday (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • e3Learning was acquired by City & Guilds Group (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)
  • eSPED.com was acquired by Frontline Education (Amount Paid: Undisclosed; News Link)

2015

  • 100Marks was acquired by Embibe (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • 3M's library division was acquired by Bibliotheca (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Acatar was acquired by The Learning House (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Affero Lab was acquired by Bertelsmann (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Affero Lab was acquired by World Bank IFC (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • AllClasses.com was acquired by Noodle (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Always Prepped was acquired by Alma (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Amplify was acquired by Joel Klein and other Amplify execs (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Bearface Instructional Technologies was acquired by Perceivant (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • BlikBook was acquired by Civitas Learning (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Blue Canary was acquired by Blackboard (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Boundless was acquired by Valore (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Brooks Institute was acquired by gphomestay (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Career Partner GmbH was acquired by Apollo Education (Amount Paid: $105,000,000; News Link)
  • Chatmapper was acquired by Learnbrite (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Classmate was acquired by Harris School Solutions (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Classroom 24-7 was acquired by Rizk Ventures (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Clio Online was acquired by Bonnier Business Press (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Code School was acquired by Pluralsight (Amount Paid: $36,000,000; News Link)
  • Cognitive Kid was acquired by Fingerprint (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Collegefeed was acquired by After College (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Courseload was acquired by Unizin (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Double Line Partners was acquired by Cross Street LLC (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Ellucian was acquired by TPG Capital (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Epigeum was acquired by Oxford University Press (Amount Paid: $16,600,000; News Link)
  • Ex Libris was acquired by ProQuest (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Excelligence was acquired by Brentwood Associates (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • First Class was acquired by Kuepa (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • FirstLeap was acquired by TAL Education (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Gaokaopai was acquired by TAL Education Group (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • GradesFirst was acquired by The Advisory Board Company (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Hackhands was acquired by Pluralsight (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Helix Education's LMS was acquired by Ellucian (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Hibernia College UK was acquired by TES Global (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • InfoSnap was acquired by PowerSchool (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Inigral (Uversity) was acquired by TargetX (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Iron Yard was acquired by Apollo Education Group (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Kaplan Higher Education campuses was acquired by Education Corporation of America (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Langrich was acquired by EnglishCentral (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Launchpad Toys was acquired by Google (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Learning Express was acquired by EBSCO (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Learning Matters was acquired by Education Week (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Learning Objects was acquired by Cengage Learning (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • LendLayer was acquired by Affirm (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • LexisNexis was acquired by Bloomsbury Publishing (Amount Paid: $2,080,000; News Link)
  • Lynda.com was acquired by LinkedIn (Amount Paid: $1,500,000,000; News Link)
  • MakerSquare was acquired by Hack Reactor (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Market Motive was acquired by Simplilearn (Amount Paid: $10,000,000; News Link)
  • McGraw-Hill Education's testing business was acquired by Data Recognition Corporation (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Media Core was acquired by Work Day (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • MeeGenius was acquired by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Mobile Makers Academy was acquired by Hack Reactor (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • MyLibrary was acquired by Proquest (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • National Geographic was acquired by 21st Century Fox (Amount Paid: $725,000,000; News Link)
  • Neodemia was acquired by Gutenberg Technology (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Newsflo was acquired by Elsevier (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Next University was acquired by Open English (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Nivel Siete was acquired by Blackboard (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • OASIS was acquired by Proquest (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Online Marketing Institute was acquired by Popexpert (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Overdrive was acquired by Rakuten (Amount Paid: $410,000,000; News Link)
  • Pathbrite was acquired by Cengage Learning (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Pearson's Family Entertainment Network was acquired by Sandbox Partners (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Pleolabs was acquired by XSEED Education (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Popforms was acquired by Safari Media (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • PowerSchool was acquired by Vista Equity (Amount Paid: $350,000,000; News Link)
  • ProctorCam was acquired by Pearson VUE (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Promethean was acquired by NetDragon (Amount Paid: $130,000,000; News Link)
  • Quipper was acquired by Recruit Holdings, (Amount Paid: $39 million; News Link)
  • Remote Learner UK was acquired by Blackboard (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • SIPX was acquired by Proquest (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Scholastic Corp (its ed-tech business) was acquired by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Amount Paid: $575,000,000; News Link)
  • SchoolWires was acquired by Blackboard (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • SchoolYard was acquired by inRESONANCE (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Scribble Press was acquired by Fingerprint (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • SharpSchool was acquired by West Corporation (Amount Paid: $19,000,000; News Link)
  • Smart Tuition was acquired by Blackbaud (Amount Paid: $190,000,000; News Link)
  • Software Craftsmanship Guild was acquired by The Learning House (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Starfish Retention Systems was acquired by Hobsons (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Student Sync was acquired by Level Data (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • The Economist was acquired by The Agnelli Family (Amount Paid: $730,000,000; News Link)
  • The Financial Times was acquired by Nikkei (Amount Paid: $1,300,000,000; News Link)
  • UClass was acquired by Renaissance Learning (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • UP Global and the Startup Weekend franchise was acquired by Techstars (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Unijobs was acquired by TES Global (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Urban Planet Mobile was acquired by Sibling Group (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • Versifit Technologies was acquired by Atomic Learning (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • WeeJee Learning was acquired by Principled Technologies (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • X-Ray Analytics was acquired by Blackboard (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)
  • bab.la was acquired by Oxford University Press (Amount Paid: undisclosed; News Link)

This data is powered by a GitHub repository: Hack-Education-Data/acquisitions. Last updated: 10 July, 2017