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2U To Acquire The Nonprofit EDX - LisTedTECH

2U To Acquire The Nonprofit EdX For $800M

On June 29, the online education community was redefined. After several years of trying to compete against the leaders of this product category, MIT and Harvard have agreed to sell their nonprofit MOOC/OPM solution to 2U for 800M$. The consolidated company will reach over 50 million learners and offer more than 3,500 digital programs thanks ... 2U To Acquire The Nonprofit EdX For $800M  Read More
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Blackstone And Vista Equity To Acquire Ellucian

In 2019, we mentioned in our newsletter that TPG Capital and Leonard Green were getting ready to sell Ellucian in a potential $5 billion-plus sale. After 18 months, on June 14, Blackstone and Vista Equity announced that they would soon acquire this major player in the higher education ERP industry. With this acquisition, Vista Equity ... Blackstone And Vista Equity To Acquire Ellucian  Read More
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Francisco Partners Purchased VitalSource

On June 1, Francisco Partners, an investment firm that focuses on technology, officially acquired VitalSource to broaden its investments in digital education. With this new investment, Francisco partners gain more than 25 years of experience in digital learning platforms, implemented across the world. About VitalSource Founded in 1994, VitalSource has improved the online course materials ... Francisco Partners Purchased VitalSource  Read More
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Turnitin Acquiring Ouriginal: what’s left on the market

Seven months after Urkund bought PlagScan to form Ouriginal, Turnitin is clear on its position: this new competition has to be part of the Turnitin family. Let’s see what the biggest plagiarism company to exist will look like. Client base Because Urkund was located in Sweden and Plagscan was based out of Germany, Ouriginal was ... Turnitin Acquiring Ouriginal: what’s left on the market  Read More
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PowerSchool and EAB to Acquire Hobsons’ Products

On February 18, 2021, the edtech world learned that parts of Hobsons were about to be dismantled and sold to two companies. Naviance and Intersect products will soon be part of the PowerSchool portfolio, an acquisition marked at $320 million, while Starfish will be transferred to EAB for about $90 million. In one of our ... PowerSchool and EAB to Acquire Hobsons’ Products  Read More
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Campus Management and Edcentric are purchased by Veritas Capital

Campus Management and Edcentric have very little product overlap, but they complement each other in that they are positioned to help higher education institutions improve their overall efficacy in providing platforms that could potentially respond to the institutions' needs in regard to robust organizational systems.

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Possible Sale of Ellucian: Brief History of One of the Biggest HigherEd Tech Company

With the recent news that “TPG and Leonard Green & Partners are gearing up to sell Ellucian Software”, we wanted to have a closer look at its history, its market share and its positioning in the HigherEd market. Not only is Ellucian a large HigherEd player, but it is also the largest HigherEd technology company ... Possible Sale of Ellucian: Brief History of One of the Biggest HigherEd Tech Company  Read More
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PowerSchool acquires Schoology: the K-12 landscape is changing

On October 24, it was announced that PowerSchool signed an agreement to acquire Schoology. Let’s have a closer look at this soon-to-be purchase transaction to see how the companies will benefit from this acquisition. First, let’s outline the profiles of PowerSchool and Schoology. Founded in 1997, PowerSchool is known to offer a comprehensive K-12 student ... PowerSchool acquires Schoology: the K-12 landscape is changing  Read More

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