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August 20, 2015

Talent Management Companies Join Forces to Serve K-12 Market

PeopleAdmin's acquisition of SearchSoft Solutions will give the companies a combined reach into 4,000 school districts to help education leaders manage personnel decisions.

August 12, 2015

Nevada Hires Data Recognition Corp. as New Test Vendor

Nevada's state board of examiners has awarded a $51 million contract for statewide testing to DRC, which will replaced Measured Progress, a company that took blame for testing breakdowns earlier this year.

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.

July 10, 2015

Chinese Gaming Company to Acquire Ed-Tech Provider Promethean

The U.K.-based company that put interactive whiteboards in U.S. schools is being purchased by NetDragon Websoft, a developer of online games and mobile Internet platforms.

May 21, 2015

British Investor Buys Pearson's Family Education Network

Sandbox Partners is buying the Family Education Network, a Pearson "edu-tainment" platform, for an undisclosed amount.

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 02, 2015

K-12 Dealmaking: Pearson Sells Nook Media Stake Back to Barnes & Noble

The worldwide education company recently sold back its 5 percent stake in Nook Media, Barnes & Noble's struggling e-reader division, for nearly $28 million.

November 14, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Blackboard Buys ParentLink; Fifth Acquisition of 2014

Blackboard acquired ParentLink, a communication platform that connects schools with parents and the community.

October 20, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Chicago Schools to Expand Pre-K with $17M Social Impact Bond

Goldman Sachs and other investors are financing a $17 million social impact bond for the Chicago Public Schools' expansion of a pre-K program.

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