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Renaissance Learning to be acquired for $1.1 billion by Hellman & Friedman

13th March 2014

Renaissance Learning, a K12 assessment and learning analytics company, today announced the company has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired for $1.1 billion by private equity investment firm Hellman & Friedman from the Permira funds. Google Capital is expected to remain as an investor in Renaissance Learning.

Renaissance provides educators with the insight needed to help them unlock the learning potential of each and every student. Its learning progression – a sequencing of skills a student must master from kindergarten to high school graduation – is powered by insights from more than 45 million assessments taken each year by students at more than one third of U.S. schools. The increasingly digital classroom has accelerated Renaissance’s ability to capture vital data that helps teachers understand what a student knows and what the student is ready to learn next.

“Today there is an incredible opportunity to harness data to help teachers unlock the learning potential of their students,” said Jack Lynch, CEO of Renaissance Learning. “Partnering with Hellman & Friedman will give us additional tools and resources to continue building out our capabilities, broadening our market reach, and ultimately helping teachers transform education.”

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