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July 22, 2014

ACT and Festo Didactic Deals Highlight Competitive Nature of Ed-Tech Industry

A recent acquisition by ACT and a merger of two global companies reinforce just how competitive the ed-tech market has become.

July 21, 2014

Blackboard Acquires Perceptis, IT Help-Desk Provider

Blackboard, a well-known leader in learning management systems, recently acquired IT help desk provider Perceptis, the company's second acquisition of 2014.

June 09, 2014

New Education Week Report Examines Evolving Ed-Tech Marketplace

Education Week's new special report, Navigating the Ed-Tech Marketplace, offers a broad look at the landscape of buyers and sellers operating in and around K-12 systems.

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.

May 13, 2014

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Acquires Channel One News

Channel One's acquisition by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt represents a strategic investment, designed to bring new video and cross-media production capabilities to the longtime publisher.

April 18, 2014

Former Kaplan CEO Making Big Moves in Education Market

Weld North, an investment company led by former Kaplan CEO Jonathan Grayer, recently announced two major acquisitions of ed-tech companies, Imagine Learning and Truenorthlogic.

April 10, 2014

A Breakdown of Mergers, Acquisitions in the Education Market

The vast majority of education mergers and acquisitions over the past two years were "strategic" transactions, as judged by transaction volume, research shows.

April 09, 2014

Ed-Tech Companies Abroad Reap Financing, Analysis Says

More than 50 percent of the companies receiving ed-tech financing these days are located outside U.S. borders, according to an analysis by CB Insights.

November 19, 2013

Intel Shifts Into Education Software and Content, Acquires Kno

Intel Corp. has bought Kno, an educational software company with a digital content library featuring an estimated 225,000 college and K-12 resources.

October 22, 2013

Education Dealmaking Focused on Early Learning, Child Care, Analysis Finds

There were 68 education-focused mergers and acquisitions in the third quarter of 2013, with several of the deals focused on child care.

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