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Tyton Partners Represented Graduate School USA in its Sale to American Public Education, Inc

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Graduate School USA in its sale to American Public Education, Inc. DETAILS: SEGMENTS INDUSTRIES About Graduate School USA Graduate School USA was established in 1921 as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. GSUSA provides training to the federal workforce through […]

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Tyton Partners Represented Treehouse in its Sale to Xenon Partners

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Treehouse in its sale to Xenon Partners. DETAILS: SEGMENTS INDUSTRIES About Treehouse Treehouse was founded in 2011 with the purpose of making tech more accessible through affordable and engaging online tech education. Treehouse has taught over 260,000 people how to code and design, and our goal is to create lasting, systemic […]

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Tyton Partners Represented the University of Massachusetts in its Acquisition of Brandman University

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to the University of Massachusetts in its acquisition of Brandman University. About the University of Massachusetts The University of Massachusetts is a world-class public research university committed to advancing knowledge and transforming lives. Through its world-class educational programs, groundbreaking research enterprise, and its impactful community service and industry […]

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Tyton Partners Represented DigitalEd in Securing its Growth Equity Investment from PSG

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to DigitalEd in securing its growth equity investment from PSG. About DigitalEd DigitalEd is a cloud-based software company devoted to improving student educational success. At DigitalEd, we have used our beliefs, values and core pillars of software development to build the Möbius platform; an innovative and comprehensive learning […]

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Tyton Partners Represented ArtistWorks in its Sale to TrueFire Studios, a Portfolio Company of Growth Catalyst Partners

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to ArtistWorks in its sale to TrueFire Studios. About ArtistWorks In 2008, former AOL executive technologist David Butler set out to learn jazz guitar. With no acceptable teachers in his area, he built a revolutionary online system to enable anyone to get direct feedback from a master teacher […]

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Tyton Partners Represented Philanthropy University in its Merger with OneValley

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Philanthropy University in its merger with OneValley. About Philanthropy University Named from the word Philanthropos meaning love of humanity, Philanthropy U was founded by the Al-Dabbagh Group in 2015. The Group’s Giving Platform commits Al-Dabbagh to a number of philanthropic initiatives that aim to maximize the impact, […]

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Tyton Partners Represented LitCharts in its Sale to Course Hero

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to LitCharts in its sale to Course Hero. LitCharts is working to make literature more accessible to readers at every level. More than 50 million students, teachers, parents, and general-interest readers turn to LitCharts to get everything they need for everything they read. In creating LitCharts, co-founders Ben Florman and Justin […]

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Tyton Partners Advised eScholar in its Sale to Harris

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to eScholar in its sale to N. Harris Computer Corporation (Harris). eScholar is a data analytics software provider that delivers longitudinal data warehouse and unique identification management solutions. Its suite of products brings together disparate student data to streamline processes, deliver insightful analysis, and personalized education planning for […]

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Tyton Partners Advised Othot in its Sale to Liaison International

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Othot in its sale to Liaison International. About Othot Othot is the leader in artificial intelligence and prescriptive analytics solutions for higher education institutions across the United States. Othot focuses on each school’s specific enrollment, retention, student success, and alumni engagement goals. Othot’s cloud-based software provides continuous […]

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Tyton Partners Advised Galileo Learning on its Recapitalization by Avathon Capital

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Galileo Learning on its recapitalization by Avathon Capital. About Galileo Learning Galileo offers award-winning, STEAM-oriented summer enrichment programs at local neighborhood schools. For 20 years, the company’s programs have inspired pre-K to rising 8th graders to face challenges with creativity and confidence. With a mission to develop […]

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Tyton Partners Advised ProctorExam on its Sale to Turnitin

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive advisor to ProctorExam in its sale to Turnitin. About ProctorExam ProctorExam is one of the largest online proctoring companies in Europe and a global leader in providing SaaS proctoring solutions for corporate organizations and learning institutions around the globe. Founded in 2014, the Amsterdam, the Netherlands based company’s web-enabled platform […]

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Tyton Partners Advised Steve & Kate's Camp on its Sale to Bright Horizons

About Steve & Kate’s Camp We recognize that, in today’s society, humans face a wide variety of barriers to feeling included and are not always celebrated for what makes them unique. So we take it as our responsibility to create an environment in which individuals of all races, nationalities, ethnicities, ages, abilities, religions, sexual orientation, […]

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Tyton Partners Acted as Exclusive Financial Advisor to ECS Learning Systems in its Recapitalization by AAVIN

About Asteria Education, ECS Learning Systems Asteria Education d.b.a ECS Learning Systems is a provider of test preparation programs and materials. The company publishes proprietary, integrated test-preparation materials and software for state-specific examinations which includes subjects such as reading, writing, mathematics, science and critical thinking skills along with activity books, workbooks and practice tests which […]

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Tyton Partners Acted as Exclusive Financial Advisor to SolidProfessor in its Strategic Partnership with Hawk Ridge Systems

About SolidProfessorSince its founding in 2003, SolidProfessor has evolved into an industry-leading, online learning platform with a community of more than 300,000 learners. SolidProfessor’s online platform features 400+ online, expert-guided courses in SOLIDWORKS, Autodesk Inventor, Mastercam, GD&T, 3D printing, and more, and is equipped with progress tracking, a reporting dashboard, and the ability to fully […]

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Tyton Partners Represented Helix Education in its Sale to Ruffalo Noel Levitz, a Portfolio Company of Summit Partners

About Helix EducationHelix Education provides colleges and universities a comprehensive suite of technology and services to power data-driven enrollment growth. The company’s three data-driven solutions—Outsourced Program Management, Enrollment Marketing, and Retention Services—have successfully helped institutions find, enroll, retain, teach, and graduate post-traditional learners for more than 30 years. Its enrollment growth solutions are powered by […]

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Tyton Partners Advised TeachTown on Securing its Growth Investment by Bain Capital Double Impact

About TeachTown, Inc.TeachTown, Inc. is exclusively focused on providing software and solutions for students diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities.  Through a blend of adaptive computer-delivered and teacher-led ABA instruction, TeachTown’s research-based and scientifically proven solutions engage and motivate while building student independence.  Through a robust automatic assessment and data system, student […]

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Tyton Partners Represented TalentSprint in its Majority Recapitalization by NSE Academy, a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange of India Limited

About TalentSprint We partner with top academic institutions and global corporations to bring highly trusted DeepTech programs to experienced and emerging professionals. Our patent-pending, AI-powered, digital learning platform enables a perfect blend of high-end academics and industry-leading practitioner experience. Our programs consistently have among the highest engagement rates and customer delight in the DeepTech learning […]

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Tyton Partners Advised DevelopIntelligence on its Sale to Pluralsight

Tyton Partners acted as financial advisor to DevelopIntelligence on its sale to Pluralsight About DevelopIntelligenceDevelopIntelligence designs, delivers, and manages world-class technical learning programs for software development and engineering organizations looking to attract, retain and grow top technical talent. Managed learning services include training design, development, delivery, and management in the areas of software development, open […]

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Tyton Partners Represented Cappex in its Sale to EAB, a Portfolio Company of Vista Equity Partners

Tyton Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Cappex in its sale to EAB, a portfolio company of Vista Equity Partners About Cappex Cappex is a top web destination for students as they actively discover and research colleges online. The platform provides free tools for students to determine their best-fit colleges and scholarships, including […]

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Tyton Partners Represented LearningMate in its Sale to SPi Global, a Portfolio Company of Partners Group

Tyton Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to LearningMate in its sale to SPi Gloal, a portfolio company of Partners Group. About LearningMate Founded in 2003, LearningMate has today close to 1000 ed-tech professionals, across the globe. LearningMate is among the leading diversified digital enablement providers in the ed-tech space with a strong multi-geographic […]

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Tyton Partners Represented Carrick Capital Partners in its Acquisition of Flatiron School, a WeWork Company

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Carrick Capital Partners in its acquisition of Flatiron School, a WeWork Company. About Carrick Capital Partners Headquartered in San Francisco and Newport Beach, Carrick Capital Partners is a growth-oriented investment firm that utilizes ABV (Approach to Building Value) to operationally scale fast-growing, software and software-enabled businesses. Carrick […]

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Tyton Partners represented HelioCampus in its sale to Pamlico Capital

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to HelioCampus in its sale to Pamlico Capital. HelioCampus is a first-to-market business performance analytics tech enabled services platform for colleges and universities. Founded in 2015, HelioCampus’ technology platform consolidates, organizes, and manages an institution’s data as HelioCampus’ data scientists partner with customers to develop solutions for their most pressing […]

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Tyton Partners represented Accelify Solutions on its Sale to Frontline Education

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive advisor to Accelify Solutions, LLC  (“Accelify”), in its sale to Frontline Education (“Frontline”). Accelify is a leading SaaS provider of special education management systems that are designed to help school districts strengthen special education (“SPED”) operations and compliance and maximize Medicaid reimbursement. The company’s suite of modular software products and […]

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Tyton Partners represented Cloud Academy on its Sale to QA

Tyton Partners (www.tytonpartners.com) acted as exclusive advisor to Cloud Academy in its sale to QA. Cloud Academy is the leading enterprise digital skills development platform accelerating innovation through guided Learning Paths, Hands-on Labs, and Skill Assessment. Companies trust Cloud Academy to deliver role-specific training on leading clouds (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform), essential methodologies needed […]

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Tyton Partners represented TE21, Inc. in its sale to Certica Solutions

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to TE21, Inc. in its sale to Certica Solutions. TE21, Inc. is an award-winning education company that offers mission critical solutions to meet the needs of K-12 schools and districts. TE21 provides benchmark assessments, item bank, intervention solutions, professional development, and education improvement services to K-12 schools. Using […]

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Tyton Partners represented Fullstack Academy in its sale to Zovio

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Fullstack Academy in its sale to Zovio. Fullstack Academy’s coding bootcamps train students across the country in on-campus and remote programs.  Through its own campuses, online, and through university partnerships, graduates of Fullstack programs are trained to succeed in an environment of increasing demand for IT professionals. […]

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Tyton Partners represented Wiley in its acquisition of Learning House

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Wiley in its acquisition of  Learning House. Read the press release here. About Wiley Wiley is a global leader in research and education. Our online scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, and our digital learning, assessment, certification and student-lifecycle services and solutions help universities, academic societies, businesses, […]

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Tyton Partners represented Carnegie Learning in its merger with New Mountain Learning, a portfolio company of CIP Capital

SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 Carnegie Learning has merged with New Mountain Learning, a portfolio company of CIP Capital CIP Capital today officially announced that it has completed an investment in Carnegie Learning, a leading provider of innovative, research-proven math products and services, and will be merging it with recently acquired New Mountain Learning (NML), a leading […]

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Apollo Education Group’s sale of College for Financial Planning to Kaplan

Apollo Education Group has closed on its sale of the College for Financial Planning (CFFP)  to Kaplan Professional Education, a unit of global education provider Kaplan, Inc. Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Apollo. For over 45 years, CFFP has been the education provider of choice for financial services professionals and their employers. […]

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Tyton Partners represented Digital Measures in its sale to Watermark

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Digital Measures in its sale to Watermark. Digital Measures is a SaaS technology platform for centralizing faculty data and activities to address accreditation, evaluate performance, facilitate promotion and tenure, and showcase faculty achievements. The company is a leader in faculty information and serves 350 partner institutions by […]

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Tyton Partners represented Hack Reactor in its sale to Galvanize

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Hack Reactor in its sale to Galvanize. Hack Reactor is an immersive full-stack development program that teaches students software engineering at our campuses in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, New York City, and through our Remote campus. Students master advanced HTML and CSS, front-end JavaScript frameworks like Backbone and Angular, server […]

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Tyton Partners represented Castle Worldwide in its sale to Scantron

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Castle Worldwide in its sale to Scantron. Castle is an accomplished, widely respected, full-service certification and licensure testing company. It has over 30 years-experience and leadership in the science of psychometrics, licensure and certification test development, and internet-based test delivery. Castle’s advanced technological capabilities enhance the convenience […]

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Tyton Partners represented Pathgather in its sale to Degreed

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Pathgather in its sale to Degreed. The deal merges the two companies that invented the learning experience platform (LXP) category. Founded in 2012, Pathgather has developed a learning experience platform that aggregates all content across channels and ties specific skill development to employees’ performance needs and companies’ […]

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Tyton Partners represented TCV in its acquisition of a majority interest in Watermark

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to TCV in its acquisition of a controlling interest in Watermark. Watermark is the largest provider of assessment software for higher education institutions worldwide. The company provides educational intelligence systems that allow colleges and universities to gain insights into student learning so that they can improve the quality […]

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Tyton Partners represented Excelligence in its acquisition of Steve Spangler Science

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Excelligence Learning Corporation in its acquisition, through its subsidiary, Really Good Stuff LLC, of Steve Spangler Science. Steve Spangler Science creates and markets innovative STEM-based products and learning experiments that introduce young minds to future opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math. The company provides direct-to-consumer STEM-related […]

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Tyton Partners represented Firecracker in its sale to Wolters Kluwer

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Firecracker in its sale to Wolters Kluwer. Firecracker is an adaptive learning, assessment, and study-planning solution used by more that 20 percent of U.S. medical students. The platform combines rich data analytics and machine learning to better ensure long-term retention of learned material and automated remediation of […]

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Tyton Partners represented ECS Learning Systems’ in its sale to Asteria Education

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to ECS Learning Systems’ (ECS) in its sale to Asteria Education, Inc. ECS is a leading high-stakes test-prep company that publishes proprietary materials for CCSS examinations and the Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (“STARR”) Exam. The company has a strong penetration in the Texas market with 500+ districts […]

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Tyton Partners represented Motion Math in its sale to Curriculum Associates

Tyton Partners acted as a financial advisor to Motion Math in its sale to Curriculum Associates. The deal will enhance Curriculum Associates’ i-Ready program by enriching student experience in developing critical math skills. Motion Math engages students with visual math games that promote a growth mindset through feedback and coaching, challenging and empowering students to […]

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Tyton Partners represented WhiteBox Learning in its sale to Flinn Scientific

Tyton Partners represented WhiteBox Learning in its sale to Flinn Scientific Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to WhiteBox Learning LLC (“WhiteBox”) in its sale to Flinn Scientific. WhiteBox is a leading SaaS provider of a comprehensive activity-based learning system that offers science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) applications for students in grades 6-12. […]

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Tyton Partners Co-Advised DMGT’s Hobsons in the Sale of Hobsons Solutions to QS Quacquarelli Symonds

Tyton Partners (www.tytonpartners.com) acted as co-advisor to DMGT’s Hobsons, Inc. (“Hobsons”), in the sale of its international division, Hobsons Solutions, to QS Quacquarelli Symonds.  JEGI (www.jegi.com) was lead advisor to Hobsons. Hobsons Solutions is the leading provider of international enrollment management solutions to universities worldwide. The sale, in combination with the recently announced divestiture of […]

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Tyton Partners Co-Advised DMGT’s Hobsons in the Sale of Select Product Lines to Campus Management Corp.

Tyton Partners (www.tytonpartners.com) acted as co-advisor to DMGT Hobsons, Inc., in the sale of product lines Radius, AppReview, ApplyYourself, Connect, and Retain to Campus Management Corp., a Leeds Equity Partners portfolio company.  These solutions are used globally by more than 700 higher education institutions.  JEGI (www.jegi.com), was lead advisor to DMGT’s Hobsons, Inc. Hobsons is […]

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Tyton Partners represented InsideTrack in its sale to Strada Education Network

Tyton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to InsideTrack in its sale to Strada Education Network. InsideTrack is a leading provider of student coaching solutions. Since 2001, the company has coached over 1.5 million students across a broad range of educational institutions, including rural high schools, community college systems, and traditional four-year universities. In addition, […]

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National Geographic School Publishing has sold to Cengage Learning

Cengage Learning is a leading provider of innovative teaching, learning and research solutions for the academic, professional and library markets worldwide. The acquisition gives Cengage the National Geographic Science series, National Geographic Explorer! Magazines, and Hampton Brown’s literacy and language programs. This transaction was completed by members of the Tyton Partners team while working at […]

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Leeds Equity has acquired ExLibris, a portfolio company of Francisco Partners

Leeds Equity is a leading New York-based private equity firm focusing on the education, training and information and business services industries. Ex Libris Group is a leading provider of library automation solutions, offering the only comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of all materials for the academic, research, and national libraries markets. […]

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Excelsior Software has sold to GlobalScholar, a portfolio company of Knowledge Universe

Excelsior Software is a developer and marketer of leading classroom formative/summative collection and reporting management software. GlobalScholar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of KUE Digital, part of the Knowledge Universe family of companies, offers a unique online tutoring platform, where parents and students can safely connect with trusted educators who provide one-on-one tutoring, homework help, or self-paced […]

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Rockbridge Growth Equity has acquired North Central University

Northcentral University (NCU), founded in 1996 and based in Prescott Valley, Arizona, is a regionally accredited online university currently educating more than 7,500 students in a variety of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs. Rockbridge Growth Equity (www.rbequity.com) is a middle market private equity firm based near Detroit, Michigan with $150 million of dedicated capital and […]

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Hayden-McNeil has sold to Macmillan Publishing

Macmillan is a global publisher of fiction and nonfiction books, educational content & services, scientific information, magazines and digital media. Hayden-McNeil one of the leading publishers of custom textbooks and lab manuals for the higher education market, providing textbooks, lab manuals, and curriculum supplements across a range of subject areas. This transaction was completed by […]

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Interwrite Learning has sold to eInstruction

eInstruction pioneered the first student response system for the education market during the 1980’s. Its Classroom Performance System (CPS) provides instructors and students with real-time feedback on comprehension during instruction. Interwrite Learning is a leading developer of mobile teacher slates, interactive white boards and student response systems. This transaction was completed by members of the […]

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National Geographic Society has acquired Hampton Brown Publishing

Founded in 1888, the National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. It reaches more than 330 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and its four other magazines; the National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; radio programs; films; books; videos and DVDs; maps; and interactive […]

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Calvert Street Partners has acquired Monotype

Monotype LLC, is a Baltimore, MD based provider of content development, design, production and project management solutions to the pre-K-12 grade education industry. CSCP, based in Baltimore, MD, is a long-term investor that provides private equity and mezzanine capital to the lower middle market. CSCP focuses exclusively on building businesses in partnership with operating management […]

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Pearson Education has acquired Edustructures

Edustructures is an enterprise solutions for managing and synchronizing education data systems with solutions based on the standard for interoperability in education, the Schools Interoperability Framework (SIF). Pearson (NYSE:PSO), is the global leader in education services, education technology and school solutions, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems […]

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