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July 1, 2011

Blackboard Inc. may execute against Education Industry Prediction and Gilfus Education Group Strategic Whitepaper

The acquisition could result in a single provider of academic and administrative systems for the Higher Education Market and has the potential to bring to life the Gilfus Education Group prediction and elements of a Gilfus Education Group strategic whitepaper called: “Intelligence Emerges from an Enterprise Education Platform” and proposes a reduction in cost of technology fragmentation.

Providence to Buy Blackboard for $1.64 Billion, Gain Educational Software

By Douglas MacMillan – Jul 1, 2011 8:15 AM ET Providence Equity Partners Inc. agreed to buy Blackboard Inc. (BBBB), a maker of online educational software, for $1.64 billion. Providence will pay $45 a share in cash for Washington- based Blackboard, the companies said in a statement today. The price represents a 21 percent premium …

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