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TakeLessons Acquired by Microsoft

TakeLessons, a trusted online learning marketplace that connects students with experienced instructors, has been acquired by Microsoft. At TakeLessons.com, students can follow their dreams and fuel personal growth by connecting with the perfect instructor in areas ranging from music, dance, and acting, to foreign languages, math, and photography. Instructors rely on TakeLessons to simplify marketing and manage their business with...

|Sep 10th, 2021

Tyton Partners Widens Education Industry Coverage with the Elevation of Chris Liedel to Managing Director in the Investment Banking Practice

With extensive experience in the media, education, and non-profit sectors, Chris Liedel has spent the past 25 years driving growth and social impact initiatives for organizations including National Geographic, The Smithsonian, and the Olympic and Paralympic movements. Today, Tyton Partners announces that current firm Vice Chairman Liedel will expand his role at Tyton Partners to include responsibilities as a Managing...

|Sep 1st, 2021

Graduate School USA to be Acquired by American Public Education, Inc., Pending Regulatory Approval

Tyton Partners represented Graduate School USA in its sale to American Public Education, Inc., pending regulatory approval. American Public Education, Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire substantially all assets of Graduate School USA (“GSUSA”), one of the leading providers of training to the federal government. GSUSA’s extensive portfolio of government agency contracts and customers is tightly aligned to APEI’s focus on...

|Aug 26th, 2021

Product School Receives Growth Equity Investment from Leeds Illuminate

Tyton Partners represented Product School in securing its growth equity investment from Leeds Illuminate. Product School, the global leader in product management training, has secured $25M in growth equity investment from Leeds Illuminate. The financing will support scaling operations to accelerate partnerships with a growing roster of Fortune 500 companies, redefining the landscape of career-focused certification. “There has never been...

|Aug 11th, 2021

Tyton Partners Announces 2021 Deal Highlights and Predictions for Second Half of the Year

2021 Transformational SaaS and Technology Transactions   2021 Tech-Enabled Services Transactions With global investors racing to deploy billions of dollars across the edtech ecosystem, Tyton Partners continues to be a trusted advisor to many of the preeminent investors, executives, and entrepreneurs navigating a dynamic capital markets environment that is outpacing previous fundraising records. We are proud of the work our...

|Aug 9th, 2021

DigitalEd Receives Growth Equity Investment from PSG

Tyton Partners represented DigitalEd in securing its growth equity investment from PSG. DigitalEd received a growth investment from PSG; a leading growth equity firm partnering with middle-market software and technology-enabled services companies. DigitalEd provides a SaaS-based digital learning platform called Möbius, focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. PSG is DigitalEd’s sole outside investor. “We are extremely proud...

|Aug 5th, 2021

Tyton Partners Investment Banking Practice Completes Record First Half of 2021

With global investors racing to deploy billions of dollars across the edtech ecosystem, Tyton Partners continues to be a trusted advisor to many of the pre-eminent investors, executives, and entrepreneurs navigating a dynamic capital markets environment that is outpacing previous fundraising records. During the first half of the year, the Tyton Partners Investment Banking team successfully completed ten transactions across...

|Jul 14th, 2021

ArtistWorks Acquired by TrueFire Studios, a Portfolio Company of Growth Catalyst Partners

Tyton Partners represented ArtistWorks in its sale to TrueFire Studios, a portfolio company of Growth Catalyst Partners. ArtistWorks has been acquired by Growth Catalyst Partners’ portfolio company, TrueFire Studios, a consortium of major online music instruction companies. The acquisition brings together leading names and pioneers in online music education — including ArtistWorks, TrueFire, JamPlay, and FaderPro — who together span...

|Jul 13th, 2021

Philanthropy University Merges with OneValley

Tyton Partners represented Philanthropy University in its merger with OneValley. The merger of OneValley and PhilU provides a unique opportunity to build a global, integrated entrepreneurship platform combining OneValley’s Passport services and resources platform and PhilU’s learning and content platform.  The merger of the two organizations will create an end-to-end entrepreneurial community management platform with community and networking, courses and...

|Jul 12th, 2021

Mentoring Minds Acquired by Curriculum Associates

Tyton Partners represented Mentoring Minds in its sale to Curriculum Associates. Curriculum Associates recently acquired Mentoring Minds, a Texas-based education company that publishes the ThinkUp!® Standards Mastery System. This English language arts, math, science, and writing curriculum featuring assessments and additional resources will migrate to the Teacher Toolbox for i-Ready® to further support teaching and learning in the upcoming school year. Today, i-Ready serves more than...

|Jul 8th, 2021
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