Investments in education–from venture capital for startups to $1 billion acquisitions–were the topic of discussion at a recent ed-tech industry conference.
In this week’s dealmaking news, Lincoln Learning, a Rochester, Pa.-based nonprofit online learning and support service organization, acquired supplemental education materials provider Evan-Moor. Also, assessments provider ETS and LearnLaunch have joined forces to fund ed-tech startups.
In this week’s dealmaking news, ECS Learning Systems acquired ed-tech company PREPWORKS. Also, ed-tech companies GoGuardian and Learnosity received investments.
In this week’s dealmaking news, Frontline Education announced plans to acquire K-12 business information systems provider Prologic. Also, New Markets Venture Partners closed a $68 million fund focused on education technology and innovation.
A handful of education companies, including Chegg and Boxlight. announced acquisitions this week.
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Renaissance CEO Daniel Hamburger will be replaced by Chris Bauleke, the former top executive at digital learning provider myON.
Private equity firm and technology investor Silver Lake made an investment in Imagine Learning, a provider of supplemental math, language and literacy programs.
LRP Conferences, a publisher and conference organizer, announced that it has acquired the editorial and conference company Professional Media Group, LLC.
Foreign investment presents opportunities to expand reach, but U.S. education businesses should set clear expectations for international deals, experts say.