Blackboard to Merge With Anthology, Creating Massive Ed-Tech Company - Doug Lederman, Inside Higher Ed

Anthology, which emerged a year ago from the combination of three higher education administrative software firms, will merge with Blackboard, long the most visible company in learning technology, the two companies announced today. The companies did not share any financial data, but the combined entity is likely to be among the sector's biggest educational technology firms. "Our combined footprint, from both a product perspective and from the more than 4,000 colleges and universities we serve worldwide, likely makes this the largest education technology company selling into higher education," Jim Milton, Anthology's chairman and chief executive officer, said in an interview this morning. Milton will lead the combined company, whose name has not yet been decided.

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