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August 20, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Blackboard Competitor Desire2Learn Raises $85M

Desire2Learn, a Canadian-based LMS provider, raised $85 million in Series B funding, bringing its total external investment to $165 million.

August 14, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Blackboard Acquires CardSmith; Third Acquisition of 2014

Blackboard recently acquired CardSmith, a campus card solutions provider, marking their third acquisition of 2014.

August 08, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Qualcomm Acquires EmpoweredU

Wireless technology giant Qualcomm acquired EmpoweredU, a provider of mobile-based learning platforms, in an effort to provide students 24/7 access to learning materials.

July 24, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: Education Mergers, Acquisitions Rising in 2014, Report Shows

Education-related mergers and acquisitions increased during the first half of 2014, with purchases of Renaissance Learning and SkillSoft representing the biggest deals.

July 22, 2014

K-12 Dealmaking: 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

K-12 Dealmaking: 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.

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