Tag Archives: M&A

Winter Is Here: EdTech investments and M&A dropped significantly in 2016

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) With the long-term rise in Ed Tech investments – starting in roughly 2007 – many analysts have been predicting a fall for several years. Maybe not a bubble burst like we saw in 2001, but a real … Continue reading

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The Massive Decline In Larger Education Company Market Caps

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) After our coverage of Blackboard’s CEO change last week, we were both interviewed by the Washington Business Journal, with the following lede: Analysts and sources I spoke with Monday, both on and off the record, … Continue reading

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Blackboard Potential Sale: Market timing, financials, and some thoughts on potential buyers

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) With Reuters’ story last week that Blackboard is putting itself up for sale through an auction, one question to ask is ‘why now?’. As Michael has pointed out, Blackboard is in the midst of a … Continue reading

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Reuters: Blackboard up for sale, seeking up to $3 billion in auction

By Phil HillMore Posts (471) As I was writing a post about Blackboard’s key challenges, I get notice from Reuters (anonymous sources, so interpret accordingly) that the company is on the market, seeking up to $3 billion. From Reuters: Blackboard … Continue reading

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Why LinkedIn Matters

By Michael FeldsteinMore Posts (1101) A few folks have asked me to elaborate on why I think LinkedIn is the most interesting—and possibly the most consequential—company in ed tech. Imagine that you wanted to do a longitudinal study of how … Continue reading

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