TITLE

The Learning Co. buys SkillsBank and distributor learning

PUB. DATE
October 1997
SOURCE
Electronic Education Report;10/08/97, Vol. 4 Issue 19, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on The Learning Co.'s (TLC) agreement to buy SkillsBank Corp. and Learning Services. Amount to be paid by TLC on the two leading industry players; Rank of TLC in the ranking of the largest US K-12 instructional materials publishers; Benefits of the acquisition to TLC.
ACCESSION #
177569

 

Related Articles

  • Making it happen.  // Technology Connection;Oct97, Vol. 4 Issue 5, p32 

    Features the Making It Happen program sponsored by The Learning Co., SkillsBank and Broderbund Software Inc. to honor exemplary educators in the United States.

  • SkillsBank Corporation acquired by The Learning Company.  // Technology Connection;Jan98, Vol. 4 Issue 8, p31 

    Focuses on The Learning Co.'s acquisition of educational software producer SkillsBank Corp. in the United States.

  • Mattel's $3.8B bid for The Learning Co. is met with resistance by several shareholders lawsuits.  // Electronic Education Report;12/23/98, Vol. 5 Issue 24, p1 

    Reports on The Learning Co. shareholders' opposition to a bid by toy maker Mattel to acquire the educational software publisher. Shareholders' claim that the price was too low; Mattel's sales performance in 1997; Shareholders' filing of four separate lawsuits against the planned acquisition.

  • Street Toying Aside, TLC Deal Should Fly. Cohen, Judith Radler // Mergers & Acquisitions Report;01/11/99, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p1 

    Reports on the merger of Mattel Inc. and The Learning Co. (TLC) Lawsuits filed by shareholders against TLC; Companies that voted in favor of the merger; Decrease earnings of Mattel in 1998; Price per-share range offered by Mattel.

  • The Learning Co. scores with teachers in recent survey on...  // Electronic Education Report;11/19/97, Vol. 4 Issue 22, p5 

    Explains why The Learning Company (TLC) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the most popular publisher of school software identified in the survey conducted by Education Market Research (EMR). Six TLC titles included in the ranking of the best in the four major disciplines; Acquisition of...

  • The Learning Co. positions itself to become largest educational software publisher with series of...  // Electronic Education Report;07/22/98, Vol. 5 Issue 13, p1 

    Reports on the Learning Co.'s agreement to buy Broderbund Software. Financial terms of the deal; Learning Co.'s business goal in educational software publishing; Remarks Kevin O'Leary, president of Learning Co.; Plan to reduce the number of Broderbund stuff.

  • DOING IT WITH Collars. Ogden, Joan // Global Finance;Jan1999, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p50 

    Discusses the role of collars attached to a fixed value deal on mergers and acquisitions' (M&A) stock-for-stock deals. Significance of collars in a merger agreement entered by toy manufacturers Mattel and Learning Co.; Comparison between fixed value deals and fixed exchange deals; Simplicity of...

  • Discovery Adds Streaming Delivery With Acquisition Of United Learning.  // Electronic Education Report;9/12/2003, Vol. 10 Issue 17, p3 

    Reports on the acquisition of streaming video firm, United Learning Co. in September 4, 2003 by Silver Spring, Maryland-based Discovery Communications Inc. (DCI). Goals of DCI in building a multimedia dynamic business that delivered world-class video products to school around the globe;...

  • Writing Finis to Mattel's Harsh Learning Co. Experience. Sikora, Martin // Mergers & Acquisitions: The Dealermaker's Journal;Nov2000, Vol. 35 Issue 10, p37 

    Focuses on the acquisition of software firm Learning Co. by technology buyout specialist Gores Technology Group in the United States. Plans of Gores chairman Alec Gores for the acquired company; Cost and risk of the company's reorganization; Problems faced by Learning Co.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics