Select M & A Transactions
ACQUIRED BY MACMILLAN
GHP served as the exclusive strategic and financial advisor to Intellus on its sale to Macmillan and had previously closed key partnerships and corporate development relationships for them. The Intellus curation and learning platform supports great teaching and learning in higher education with intelligent analytics that help faculty and institutions select the best content for each learner. Intellus helps align institutional investments with course-level learning objectives to improve transparency and reduce redundancy.
MATH MOTION ACQUIRED BY CURRICULUM ASSOCIATES
Served as an advisor to Motion Math on the sale of its business to Curriculum Associates to further help elementary students improve their math fluency and number sense in key conceptual areas. Both Curriculum Associates' i-Ready ® program and Motion Math's games are designed with a focus on nurturing healthy growth mindsets, and the alignment of these two offerings will enrich student experience in the development of critical math skills. As a result of this partnership, Motion Math's award-winning games will be available as a supplement to i-Ready, which is currently used by over 5 million students and educators nationwide.
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"In moments of sheer triumph, and even more importantly during challenging interludes, GHP has stepped up every single time for me and our business. Of particular importance to me as CEO are activities surrounding strategic partnerships and growth, both of which require real-world experience and uncommon savvy."
— Adam Goldberg, CEO
OPEN SCHOOLS EPORTFOLIO ACQUIRED
Sold Openschools ePortfolio to Nureva, led by the Founders and CEO's of SMART. OpenSchool ePortfolio is an elegant web & tablet app that lets students and teachers collaborate in assessing and showcasing student growth. Digital portfolios are an effective way to track and outline credentials and our robust ePortfolio makes it even easier for instructors to create and evaluate projects. In addition to its intuitive interface and stylish design, OpenSchool ePortfolio features a leveled rubric builder that makes it easy to align projects to a wide spectrum of proficiencies including Common Core State Standards.
PUBGET ACQUIRED BY
COPYRIGHT CLEARENCE CENTER
CATEGORY: ACADEMIC COPYRIGHT
Sold Pubget to Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. (CCC), the leading US provider of collective copyright licensing services for corporate and academic users of copyrighted materials. Pubget provides cloud-based search and content access tools for scientists, making research more efficient by simplifying the process of finding, managing and analyzing information. Pubget provides direct access to full-text content from 450 libraries, serving over 5 million researchers and 500 research centers around the world.
ACQUIRED BY UNIZIN
Secured a strategic acquirer for a startup in the content curation space with a market transforming technology. The acquisition allowed the company to gain access to market reach and resources while offering a significant strategic fit to the acquirer. In combination, the acquiring company was able to secure first mover advantage in a new area, thereby deriving meaningful value for all parties.
CATEGORY: VIRTUAL TOURS
Led a mobile solutions company through a successful acquisition. GHP identified, engaged, and negotiated a successful asset sale with a buyer who had a similar market approach to the company and a specific product need. In this case, the two company founders differed on the strategy and GHP was able to successfully close a transaction that met the needs of both parties and their investor group.
XPLANA ACQUIRED BY BARNES & NOBLE COLLEGE
CATEGORY: HIGHER ED
Led and negotiated the sale of Xplana, a social learning and content sharing platform, in one of the top EdTech exits of the year.
Strategic Growth Transactions
FOR STRATEGIC GROWTH
CATEGORY: MARKETING + ECOMMERCE
Managed the sale process of a leading online marketing and e-commerce systems integrator to a strategic acquirer with products in the higher end of the marketplace. The combined company has achieved a significant return on the transaction for all parties.
TORCHLIGHT PARTNERS FOR STRATEGIC GROWTH
CATEGORY: CORPORATE LEARNING
Recently closed significant corporate growth partnerships for torchlight, a longtime client, after advising CEO on choice of technology platforms, product development roadmap, business model and partnership strategy. Torchlight provides technology and services to 30 of the top 100 US companies on matters that assist families whose children have learning and behavioral issues.
HELP MATH PARTNERS FOR STRATEGIC GROWTH
Secured channel distribution partnership for a math product that had not developed an independent go to market strategy. The partnership has been successful in positioning the company for growth and possible acquisition.