Mergers and Acquisitions

Microsoft Takes a Bite Out of BrightBytes, Acquiring Its DataSense Platform and Team – Education Article

From launching new tablets to virtual-reality curriculum, Microsoft has added plenty to its educational offerings through a series of new product updates and acquisitions over the past few years. The company’s latest deal involves something a little bit more invisible and behind the scenes, but what it calls “one of the most powerful tools we have in modern education.” That tool is data, and it marks the focus of Microsoft’s first edtech acquisition of 2019: DataSense, a data management platform…

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Hero K12 Gets a Facelift and a New Edtech Acquisition – Education Article

When Hero K12 acquired SchoolMint two years ago, it didn’t just buy some school enrollment software. It also got a new boss—and a new brand. In June 2017, Hero K12, based outside of Miami, received $150 million from BV Investment Partners to acquire other edtech companies in an effort to create an integrated education data platform. Four months later, Hero K12 minted its first deal: SchoolMint, which offers a mobile and web-based tool that helps parents and districts manage student…

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