August 2, 2016 – Weld North’s Edgenuity Acquires Compass Learning

Weld North’s Edgenuity Acquires Compass Learning

Acquisition Strengthens Weld North’s Position as One of the Largest Providers of Digital Curriculum to K-12 Schools

NEW YORK – August 2, 2016 – Weld North Holdings LLC, an investment company focused on digital and SaaS education solutions led by Jonathan Grayer, announced today that Edgenuity, a Weld North company and a leader in online and blended learning solutions, has acquired digital education software provider Compass Learning. The acquisition strengthens Weld North’s position as a leading operator of education businesses that produce superior results for students, teachers and investors. Edgenuity will now provide the most powerful and comprehensive suite of K-12 products and services to help schools meet their academic goals and improve student outcomes. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“With an estimated $3.5 billion to be spent on K-12 education software this year, now more than ever educators are looking to adopt digital curriculum and solutions to improve student outcomes,” said Jonathan Grayer, Chairman and CEO of Weld North. “The acquisition aligns with our mission of delivering quality online education for students, and Edgenuity’s expanded footprint substantially enhances Weld North’s position as one of the leading forces in digital curriculum.”

Edgenuity, based in Scottsdale, Arizona is the leader in online courseware for credit recovery and blended learning for grades 6-12. Compass Learning, based in Austin, Texas, has a long, successful history in the educational technology market providing intervention and skills instruction for math and reading/language arts in grades K-8.

The acquisition will provide Edgenuity with a powerful and comprehensive K-12 product line, enabling the company to more effectively meet the growing demand for personalized, targeted learning at all grade levels. The combination reinforces both companies’ acclaimed rigor and commitment to delivering high-quality online content and courses aligned to state standards.

The expanded Edgenuity business joins Weld North’s strong platform of digital education businesses, including:

  • Imagine Learning, a provider of language and literacy software for struggling readers, early childhood students, and the rapidly growing English language learner (ELL) student population;
  • Generation Ready, a national provider of professional learning services;
  • Performance Matters, the first and only SaaS provider to bring together educator and student growth solutions with real-time analytics to support district improvement;
  • The Learning House, an online education solutions partner that helps colleges and universities develop effective ways to deliver online degree programs; and
  • Intellify Learning, a learning data management and analytics solutions provider.

About Weld North

Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education technology businesses.  In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, Weld North seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow.  With strong and highly motivated management teams, the firm looks to accelerate growth through an obsessive focus on enhancing the customer experience, operational excellence, marketing expertise, and strategic and disciplined management.

About Edgenuity

Edgenuity is a leading provider of online curriculum and services with implementations in 8 of the top 10 school districts in the U.S.  Edgenuity’s rigorous, standards-aligned digital content is fully flexible for use in any online or blended learning model to support a personalized learning environment, from NCAA-approved virtual courses to honors and Advanced Placement offerings to test preparation, credit recovery, and intervention.  Edgenuity’s Blended Learning Services, Instructional Services and Professional Development offerings, as well as supplemental programs such as Edgenuity MyPath, help students, educators and districts achieve success in their online learning programs.  For more information, visit Edgenuity.com.

About Compass Learning

Known for its academic rigor based on more than 40 years of research into how students learn, Compass Learning partners with educators to ensure that students achieve record academic results, one learner at a time. Its K-12 learning acceleration software combines a research-driven instructional approach and actionable data with engaging digital content so students have fun while making real progress. Supported by innovative professional development, Compass Learning is a comprehensive answer for educators who want to inspire and facilitate students’ efforts on the path to success. Compass Learning serves more than 2 million students and 70,000 teachers in 10,000 schools across the United States.

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August 2nd, 2016