Blackboard-Anthology Merger to Create New EdTech Company; Bill Ballhaus, Jim Milton Quoted

Blackboard-Anthology Merger to Create New EdTech Company; Bill Ballhaus, Jim Milton Quoted

Anthology and Blackboard have agreed to merge to establish a new education technology software and platforms provider to help education institutions accelerate transformation efforts and improve the learner experience. The combination is expected to conclude by the end of 2021, subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions, the companies said in a joint release published Monday. “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,” said Jim Milton, chairman and CEO of Anthology. Milton will assume the roles of chairman and CEO of the combined entity. “We believe that combining our companies will enable …
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