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August 04, 2015

Education Sector Hot for Merger, Acquisition Deals, Investment Banker Says

Schools' growing acceptance of purchasing digital content by subscription is one reason investors see the possibility of returns in the acquisition and mergers of education businesses.

June 03, 2015

K-12 Dealmakers to Focus on Adaptive Learning, Assessment, Report Says

Mergers and acquisition opportunities in K-12 will focus on companies that provide adaptive learning and online assessments, according to Berkery Noyes.

May 04, 2015

McGraw-Hill Education on Road to Becoming Public Company?

McGraw-Hill Education could become a public company later this year, according to a report from Reuters. Rivals Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Pearson are both public now.

April 24, 2015

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Acquire Scholastic Ed-Tech Businesses for $575M

The Boston-based company will acquire a portion of Scholastic's ed-tech business in an effort to strengthen its K-12 offerings and build other operations, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt says.

January 25, 2015

K-12 Merger and Acquisition Market Looks Positive for 2015, Says Investment Firm

A managing director at Berkery Noyes, an investment firm that tracks deals made in K-12, expects strong activity in the sector this year.

January 07, 2015

District Fuel Savings Could Spur Investment in Content, Analysis Argues

An investment adviser estimates schools will save $3.7 billion in the 2014-15 school year from lower energy prices, and content providers could benefit with increased sales from the windfall.

October 23, 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches Internal Tech Incubator

HMH Labs will attempt to bring about educational innovation through the "experimentation. and rapid prototyping of new technology solutions."

October 07, 2014

Student-Privacy Pledge for Ed-Tech Providers Draws Praise, Criticism

Companies now have a voluntary pledge for privacy practices they can sign as K-12 service providers, but some privacy advocates say it doesn't go far enough.

July 25, 2014

Common Core Contracting Shows Uneven Trends, Study Finds

The most active states have 10 or more common-core related bids, RFPs or awarded contracts on record; more than half of states have had none or one, as of 2013.

May 19, 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Makes Second Acquisition in One Week

A company that specializes in online personalized learning for 3- to 8-year-olds is the second acquisition in a week for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the education content provider.

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