School Specialty Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

E-commerce Company

School Specialty has acquired 4 companies. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

School Specialty’s largest acquisition to date was in 2009, when it acquired AutoSkill International for $12M. School Specialty has acquired in 3 different US states, and 2 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include education (25%) and electronics (25%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity4
    • M&A Buy Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 4
  • Total Countries Invested 2
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 2

School Specialty, Inc.

W6316 Design Drive,
Greenville, Wisconsin 54942
United States,
(920) 734-5712
www.schoolspecialty.com

School Specialty, Inc. is a provider of online educational products and services to the Pre-K- 12th grade market in the U.S. and Canada. The company designs, manufactures and distributes a broad assortment of furniture & equipment, educational technology, general and specialty classroom supplies, facility supplies, safety and security products, and core and supplemental curriculum for science, math and English language arts. School Specialty was founded in 1959 and is based in Greenville, Wisconsin.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.0/yr) # 4 - - - - - 4
vol $12M $12M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  4

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co. - Think Math 2010-03-23 - Divestiture
, Massachusetts
AutoSkill International, Inc. 2009-08-20 12M USD Add-on Acquisition
Ottawa, Ontario · www.autoskill.com
Delta Education LLC 2005-08-22 - Add-on Acquisition
Nashua, New Hampshire · www.delta-education.com
Califone International LLC 2004-01-16 - Add-on Acquisition
Greenville, Wisconsin · www.califone.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
The SPARK Programs    - Healthy Kids Challenge 2016-03-15 1
San Diego, California · www.sparkpe.org , United States

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Education 1 (25%) - - -
Electronics 1 (25%) - - -
Publishing 1 (25%) - - -
Software 1 (25%) 12M (100%) - -
Total 4 $12M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 3 - - -
  Wisconsin 1 - - -
  New Hampshire 1 - - -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
Canada 1 12M - -
  Ontario 1 12M - -
Domestic 3 (75%) - - -
Cross-border 1 (25%) 12M (100%) - -
Total 4 $12M - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
< $100M 1 $12M
TOTAL $12M
Largest AutoSkill International, Inc.
$12M (2009-08-20)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
1 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
1 50%

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