Blackboard Attracts Unsolicited Bids

April 2011
Educational Marketer;4/25/2011, Vol. 42 Issue 9, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the business performance of Blackboard Inc. which has received unsolicited acquisition proposals and retained Barclays Capital Inc. It states that the company's revenue has increased by 18.7 percent in 2010 which was driven by revenue growth of 20.6 percent in its Product segment. It offers a brief history of the company which started in 1997, and discusses its moves to gain market advantage.


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