Sandbox & Co. Expands Portfolio with Acquisition of Constructive Media
Digital Platforms CoolmathGames, Coolmath4Kids and CoolMath.com Join the Growing Sandbox Family of Leading Millennial Learning Companies
LONDON, 15 November – Sandbox & Co., the UK-based strategic operator of millennial learning companies helping to change the way the world learns and plays, has acquired Constructive Media, LLC (“CM”) from H.I.G. Capital. Constructive Media serves a global audience of avid learners and casual gamers through its digital media platforms, including CoolmathGames.com, Coolmath4Kids.com and Coolmath.com. The Sandbox family of award-winning properties include Poptropica, Tinybop, Curious World, Hopster, Family Education, TeacherVision, Super Awesome, Fact Monster, InfoPlease and Funbrain.
Coolmath Games is one of the largest edu-gaming destinations in the world, with over 400 million annual users and over two billion annual games played. Nearly one billion trivia questions are answered each year and over three million chess games are played per month.
“Sandbox is focused on products and solutions that super-serve millennial families and the way they learn,” said Bhav Singh, Founder and CEO of Sandbox. “The hugely popular Coolmath games and related CM products are market-leaders that fit our mission perfectly and provide us with a sizable reach in this very strategic market. We welcome the CM team to the Sandbox family and look forward to working with them to further grow their user base in North America and beyond.”
Greg Barlow, CM’s CEO, said, “For more than 20 years we’ve offered new ways to discover and enjoy math, while growing CoolmathGames.com into one of the world’s most popular casual gaming destinations. We are excited to join Sandbox and its portfolio of complementary Millennial products and services. Sandbox has a proven and repeated ability to significantly grow its brands. Poptropica, TinyBop, Curious World and Hopster, to name a few, are some of the most high-profile and popular brands in the entire millennial learning space.”