2U, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Trilogy Education.
2U, Inc., a global leader in education technology, has closed its previously announced acquisition of Trilogy Education Services, Inc. a workforce accelerator that prepares adult learners for high-growth careers in the digital economy. The closing of the transaction brings together two of the world’s leading education companies and positions Trilogy as a 2U, Inc. brand.
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A Compelling
Strategic Fit.
The acquisition of Trilogy Education expands 2U’s university portfolio from 36 to 68 partners and deepen relationships across both 2U's and Trilogy’s partners to make education more accessible for lifelong learners. Adding tech skills-focused boot camps to 2U's existing portfolio of offerings will increase marketing efficiency and extend the company's reach across the career curriculum continuum, which includes short courses, in-person and online boot camps, professional certificates, and graduate degree programs.
Our Partners
Driving Positive Outcomes.

2U and Trilogy Education are both trusted partners to universities, helping them deliver life-changing outcomes to students by delivering quality learning experiences and career services support. More than 20,000 working adults from a multitude of backgrounds, educational levels, and cities have enrolled in Trilogy-powered programs since inception, creating stronger, more resilient regional workforces.

Transaction Details.

On May 22, 2019, 2U closed its acquisition of Trilogy. For more details regarding the transaction, please see the company’s 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 22, 2019 and the accompanying close press release.

68
Combined University
Partners
250+
Combined Educational
Offerings
150k+
Combined Students
served
Meet the CEOs.
Both leaders in the digital higher education space, Christopher “Chip” Paucek (2U) and Dan Sommer (Trilogy) have grown companies whose impacts can be felt throughout communities and workforces across the globe. Learn more about them.
Christopher "Chip" Paucek
Co-founder & CEO, 2U, Inc.

Christopher "Chip" Paucek is the co-founder and CEO of 2U, Inc. (Nasdaq:TWOU), described by Forbes Magazine as the “nation’s leading provider of software for universities” delivering digital higher education at scale.

Paucek's innovative work at 2U has earned him many accolades, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2012, the Goldman Sachs 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs Award in 2013, and multiple Highest Rated CEO awards from Glassdoor. In 2017, Paucek was named among America's best chief executives by Institutional Investor magazine, ranking third among mid-cap technology, media, and telecom companies. He is a leading voice and speaker on entrepreneurship and the global education and technology landscape.

Dan Sommer
CEO and Founder, Trilogy Education

Dan Sommer is the CEO and Founder of Trilogy Education, the world’s leading workforce accelerator. Trilogy has rapidly grown under Dan’s leadership since its launch in 2015, empowering 46 top universities to upskill nearly 20,000 working adults in high-demand tech fields and closing the digital skills gap for over 2,000 companies globally.

Prior to Trilogy, Dan served as President of Global Education at Zeta Interactive and as CEO and Chairman of Study Interactive. Dan’s previous entrepreneurial successes include Zustek Corporation (acquired by Zeta Interactive), where Dan served as a Founding Executive and Limited Partner, and social media marketing firm Caridan Marketing Labs (acquired in 2010 by XL Marketing), where Dan served as Founder and CEO.