Edtech Business

The Biggest Education Technology Acquisitions of 2012

Feb 5, 2013

MAKE IT RAIN: Last year saw 48 acquisitions in the edtech space, with the biggest buys understandably made by publishing juggernauts. GigaOM has a nice summary of these, which only account for a small slice of the 2,277 overall tech M&As tracked by CB Insights. John Wiley & Sons made the most acquisitions after buying Efficient Learning Systems for $24 million, Inscape Publishing for $85 million, and Deltak Edu for $220 million. However, Pearson plunked down the most coin on a single deal--spending $650 million to buy Embanet Compass, provider of logistical services for starting online learning programs. Not bad!

Edtech Business

The Biggest Education Technology Acquisitions of 2012

Feb 5, 2013

MAKE IT RAIN: Last year saw 48 acquisitions in the edtech space, with the biggest buys understandably made by publishing juggernauts. GigaOM has a nice summary of these, which only account for a small slice of the 2,277 overall tech M&As tracked by CB Insights. John Wiley & Sons made the most acquisitions after buying Efficient Learning Systems for $24 million, Inscape Publishing for $85 million, and Deltak Edu for $220 million. However, Pearson plunked down the most coin on a single deal--spending $650 million to buy Embanet Compass, provider of logistical services for starting online learning programs. Not bad!

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