The Learning Company Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Software Company

The Learning Company has acquired 1 company of its own. A total of 1 acquisition came from private equity firms.

The Learning Company’s largest acquisition to date was in 1998, when it acquired Broderbund Software for $420M. The Learning Company has acquired in 1 US state. The Company’s most targeted sectors include information technology (100%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity1
    • M&A Buy Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 1
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 1

The Learning Company

Hiawatha, Iowa 52233
United States,
(800)395-0277
www.thelearningco.com

The Learning Company (TLC) is an American educational software company, founded in 1980. It produced a grade-based system similar to Knowledge Adventure's JumpStart series. The products for preschoolers through second graders feature Reader Rabbit, and software for more advanced students features The ClueFinders. The company also purchased the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '93 '94 '95 '96 '97 '98 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # - - - - - 1 1
vol $420M $420M
Sell (0.0/yr) # - - - - - - 0
  1

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Broderbund Software 1998-06-29 420M USD Add-on Acquisition
Novato, California · www.broderbund.com
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M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Information Technology 1 (100%) 420M (100%) - -
Total 1 $420M - -

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 1 420M - -
  California 1 420M - -
Total 1 $420M - -

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $420M
TOTAL $420M
Largest Broderbund Software
$420M (1998-06-29)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
100%
1 (100%)

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