Anthology and Blackboard Merge to Create a Comprehensive EdTech Ecosystem


Anthology, a provider of higher education solutions, and Blackboard, a global EdTech software and solutions company, announces an agreement to combine the two companies. The combination claims to create a comprehensive and modern EdTech ecosystem across academic, administrative, and student engagement applications and make them available on a global scale.

Blackboard is a provider of learning management software, communication tools, and student success solutions in more than 80 countries. Anthology provides higher education enterprise software and solutions around enrollment management, student engagement, alumni fundraising, and institutional effectiveness. Anthology serves over 2,000 colleges and universities in more than 30 countries. Anthology’s solutions and services are designed to create operational efficiencies, identify opportunities, and empower institutions with distinct products to unite data, experiences, and insights across campus.

Jim Milton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Anthology, will serve as Chairman and CEO of the combined company. “Upon the completion of this merger, we will have a data-driven product portfolio that seeks to touch every constituent at the institution and will aim to transform the way education uses technology to engage, connect, teach, learn and drive efficiencies across the institution,” Milton said.

The combined entity will be majority-owned by Veritas Capital, a private equity firm that focuses on investments in technology or technology-enabled companies.

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