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closed 4/23/2007 via BusinessWire

Turning Technologies, LLC, acquired Totus, LLC

synopsis: Today, Turning Technologies, LLC has acquired the assets of Totus, LLC, a Columbus, Ohio based educational technology company. This acquisition will allow Turning Technologies to expand its current educational assessment product line to include Totus’ premier solution, which is being released by Turning as VantagePoint.
buyer parent: Talisman Capital
buyer: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies, LLC develops interactive response systems utilizing the latest software and hardware tools available and transforms them into state of the art applications for audience response. "
target: Totus, LLC
Totus, LLC is an educational technology company. Totus’ premier solution VantagePoint is a web-based data assessment management system for K-12 teachers and school administrators. VantagePoint is a student data tracking system.
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closed 6/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

RM plc, acquired SoNET Systems Pty Ltd

synopsis: RM plc, a leadingn supplier of IT software and services to the UK and international education markets, has acquired SoNET Systems, an Australian company that provides SaaS and mobile solutions for education and community services sectors.
buyer: RM plc (GB:RM.:$277.37)
RM is a UK company, focused on supporting teachers to teach and learners to learn. It provides innovative products from classroom resources, through school technologies to systems for marking exams and delivering school performance data. "
target: SoNET Systems Pty Ltd
Headquartered in Australia, SoNet provides SaaS and mobile solutions for education and community services sectors. Their national and international clients are provided with complete software services – design, development, hosting, support and maintenance.
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$9.30
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$4
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closed 9/2/2015 via BusinessWire

CaseNEX, LLC merged with Longleaf Solutions,

synopsis: CaseNEX and Longleaf Solutions, innovative leaders of data management and professional development solutions for the K-12 education market, announced that the companies have merged. The combined company will be a leading provider of student data analytics, classroom management, teacher professional development and parent communication solutions.
buyer: Longleaf Solutions
Longleaf Solutions is a leading provider of K-12 education data and performance management solutions. Longleaf’s flagship product, BaselineEdge, offers a comprehensive set of tools to consolidate and bring together all important performance and demographics data in one secure location. "
target: CaseNEX, LLC
CaseNEX offers an array of services and products, including professional development courses for teachers and data collecting tools to monitor students’ individual progress.
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closed 5/1/2015 via Company Press Release

Frontline Technologies Group LLC, acquired My Learning Plan Inc.

synopsis: Frontline Technologies, a leading provider of human resources software for K-12 education, announced that it acquired My Learning Plan, a well-known provider of educator professional growth and management tools for K-12.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies provides web-based solutions for the K-12 education industry, primarily focusing on human capital management. Frontline first entered the K-12 market in 1998 with Aesop, the first automated substitute placement and absence management system to offer both the phone and web. "
target: My Learning Plan Inc.
My Learning Plan is well known for its professional development management system, as well as its educator evaluation system (MyLearningPlan OASYS), evaluator training system and additional tools to support professional learning.
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announced 1/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Frontline Technologies Group LLC, will acquire Teachscape

synopsis: Frontline Technologies has signed a definitive agreement with Teachscape, Inc. to acquire the company’s assets. Teachscape is a professional development solutions provider for K-12 and higher education and provides observation training and assessment, evaluation management, comprehensive learning systems and video based learning tools.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies provides web-based solutions for the K-12 education industry, primarily focusing on human capital management. Frontline first entered the K-12 market in 1998 with Aesop, the first automated substitute placement and absence management system to offer both the phone and web. "
target: Teachscape
Teachscape combines innovative technology, engaging content and expert services to develop great teachers. Teachscape uses its classroom observation training and technology to its powerful web-based content delivery platform, to spark transformative changes in teaching practice.
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closed 4/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired TrueNorthLogic

synopsis: Weld North announced that it has acquired a 100% interest in Truenorthlogic, the market-leading provider of SaaS-based K-12 talent management solutions. Truenorthlogic joins Edgenuity and Generation Ready on the Weld North education platform.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, it seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: TrueNorthLogic
Truenorthlogic is the K-12 expert in implementing actionable, web-based software solutions to support an educator’s entire professional growth cycle. The Truenorthlogic K-12 Talent Management Platform consists of a suite of modules to help with educational assessment.
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closed 10/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Tyler Technologies, Inc., acquired Windsor Management Group, LLC

synopsis: Tyler Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions, announced that it has acquired Windsor Management Group, L.L.C., which provides an integrated suite of financial and human capital management solutions to the K-12 education market through its flagship product, Infinite Visions® enterprise software.
buyer: Tyler Technologies, Inc. (TYL:$1,039.57)
Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to enable the public sector–cities, counties, schools and other government entities–to become more efficient, more accessible, and more responsive. "
target: Windsor Management Group, LLC
Windsor Management Group, LLC provides an integrated suite of financial and human capital management solutions to the K-12 education market through its flagship product, Infinite Visions® enterprise software and iVisions™ Web Portal.
price ($mm)[EV]
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$12
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1.4x
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closed 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

PennSpring Capital, acquired Professional Systems Software & Technology

synopsis: Professional Systems Software & Technology (PSST), a national software firm that provides data integration solutions for school districts and municipalities, announced that it has been acquired by PennSpring Capital (PennSpring). PennSpring is a leading lower middle market private equity firm.
buyer: PennSpring Capital
PennSpring Capital unlocks liquidity, empowers growth and elevates executive careers. Based in Pennsylvania, PennSpring is a people-forward private equity investment firm focused on lower middle market opportunities, investing in dynamic firms and helping evolve them to institutional scale. "
target: Professional Systems Software & Technology
Professional Systems Software & Technology (PSST) provides database integration solutions that help school systems, municipalities and businesses increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their human resources, finance and payroll functions.
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closed 5/24/2016 via BusinessWire

PeopleAdmin, Inc., acquired TeacherMatch

synopsis: PeopleAdmin, the leader in talent management software for education, announced that it has acquired TeacherMatch. The company provides cloud-based recruitment, screening, professional development, and workforce planning solutions for K-12 school districts, and offers the only data-driven, research-based and analytically teacher assessment tool.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government. Its software enables clients to streamline the hiring process, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions and employee performance. "
target parent: Prairie Capital
target: TeacherMatch
TeacherMatch provides cloud-based recruitment, screening, professional development, and workforce planning solutions for K-12 school districts, and offers the only data-driven, research-based and analytically predictive teacher assessment tool, called the Educators Professional Inventory (EPI)®.
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closed 8/4/2014 via Company Press Release

Frontline Technologies Group LLC, acquired Aspex Solutions

synopsis: Frontline Technologies, a provider of web-based tools for the K-12 education market announced that it acquired Aspex Solutions, the provider of AppliTrack talent management suite. AppliTrack is a suite of tools used to manage and automate each process related to the employment lifecycle of education professionals from recruit and hire to retire.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies provides web-based solutions for the K-12 education industry, primarily focusing on human capital management. Frontline first entered the K-12 market in 1998 with Aesop, the first automated substitute placement and absence management system to offer both the phone and web. "
target: Aspex Solutions
Aspex Solutions strives to be a leader in software-as-a-service systems for school districts, park districts, municipalities and corporations. All of their systems are web-based and come with lifetime service agreements.
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closed 11/9/2016 via Company Press Release

Accelerus, acquired Xuno

synopsis: Australian school software developer, Accelerus, has expanded its already successful product line with the acquisition of the school management software Xuno. Xuno provides intuitive, easy-to-use, web-based software to help schools manage their student wellbeing, engagement, attendance, assessment, and parent/family communication.
buyer: Accelerus
Accelerus develops the most well designed, easy to use and intuitive assessment and reporting software for schools, from foundation through to year 12, across Government, Catholic and Independent schools. "
target: Xuno
Xuno is a leading educational software developer based in Melbourne, Australia. They provide intuitive, easy-to-use, web-based software to help schools manage their student wellbeing, engagement, attendance, assessment, and parent/family communication.
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closed 3/17/2014 via PR Web

Netchemia, acquired SchoolSpring

synopsis: Netchemia, LLC, the leading provider of cloud-based talent management software specifically developed for K-12 educational organizations, has completed the acquisition of online recruiting and application management provider SchoolSpring, Inc.
buyer: Netchemia
Netchemia is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management software specifically developed for K-12 educational organizations. They believe that by providing school districts with intuitive software to recruit the best teachers, they can help them dramatically affect student achievement. "
target: SchoolSpring
SchoolSpring is the premier online employment source for educators. Through its innovative services, SchoolSpring offers a direct channel that connects the best educators with the right jobs.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

TES Global, acquired Edval Timetables

synopsis: Tes Global, the digital education business, has acquired Edval, a leading provider of school timetabling software. Edval's tools make the whole process less time consuming and more efficient for schools. The acquisition of Edval will expand the portfolio of software enabled services that Tes provides to schools.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: TES Global
UK-based TES Global is a leader in using digital technology to make life easier for schools and teachers. The services offered through Tes.com play a critical role helping teachers deal with the challenges of providing high quality education to millions of children across the globe. "
target: Edval Timetables
Edval Education Pty Ltd is a leading provider of school timetabling software. Their tools make the whole process less time consuming and more efficient for schools. Using Edval can help schools save money and improve staff retention through smarter scheduling.
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closed 9/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Frontline Education

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, announced it has completed the acquisition of Frontline Education. Frontline, with its award-winning administrative and HR software solutions, serves educational organizations across America.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software & technology-enabled services sectors. They implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives & make accretive acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue & earnings, with the goal of increasing the business’ value. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Frontline Education
Frontline Education develops and delivers cloud-based K-12 education software to school districts in the United States. They offer solutions for recruiting, hiring, time and attendance, substitute management, professional growth and student solutions.
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closed 2/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Netchemia merged with PeopleAdmin, Inc.,

synopsis: PeopleAdmin Inc., an Austin software maker, has acquired Kansas-based Netchemia LLC. Netchemia is the leading provider of talent management solutions for the K-12 education marketplace.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government. Its software enables clients to streamline the hiring process, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions and employee performance, and more. "
target: Netchemia
Netchemia is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management software specifically developed for K-12 educational organizations. They believe that by providing school districts with intuitive software to recruit the best teachers, they can help them dramatically affect student achievement.
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closed 5/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Insight Venture Partners, acquired Frontline Technologies Group LLC

synopsis: Frontline Technologies, a leading provider of web-based software for the K-12 education market, announced a significant investment by Insight Venture Partners. Frontline's Aesop is an automated substitute placement and absence management system that was the first to offer sub placement via the phone and patented internet technologies.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global private equity and venture capital firm founded in 1995. They have raised more than $7.6 billion and invested in more than 190 growth-stage software, eCommerce, internet, and data-services companies. "
target: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies is dedicated to revolutionizing workforce management through innovative software technologies. Frontline provides web-based solutions to thousands of clients across the US, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and Russia.
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Volaris Group Inc., acquired The Alpha School System PTY LTD

synopsis: Volaris Group announced that it has acquired The Alpha School System PTY LTD (“TASS”) of Brisbane, Australia. The company provides mission-critical School Information Systems (“SIS”) to K-12 independent and Catholic schools throughout Australia.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target: The Alpha School System PTY LTD
Founded in 1988, The Alpha School System PTY LTD's (TASS’) Web accessible solutions help to connect all key stakeholders – parents, teachers and students – across the school community.
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closed 11/11/2015 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired InfoSnap, Inc.

synopsis: PowerSchool has purchased InfoSnap, the leading provider of cloud-based Online Registration Management and School Choice / Lottery solutions for K-12 public, private and charter schools. The acquisition cements a long-established, successful partnership between two market leaders and will allow InfoSnap and PowerSchool to grow more rapidly.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the most widely-used Student Information System, serving more than 40 million users including teachers, parents, students and administrators in more than 70 countries. PowerSchool plays a central role in K12 education, serving as the hub of customers’ education ecosystems. "
target: InfoSnap, Inc.
InfoSnap, Inc. is the leading provider of cloud-based registration management systems, including online Application, Admissions, School Choice/Lottery, New Student Enrollment and Returning Student Registration, and Staff Registration, designed for Pre K-12 independent, charter, and public schools.
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closed 6/18/2014 via Company Press Release

Blackbaud, Inc., acquired WhippleHill Communications

synopsis: Blackbaud, a leading provider of nonprofit software and services, announced the acquisition of WhippleHill Communications, Inc., a New Hampshire-based software company that exclusively serves K12 private schools through its innovative, cloud-based solutions.
buyer: Blackbaud, Inc. (BLKB:$807.42)
Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. "
target: WhippleHill Communications
WhippleHill provides cloud-based solutions to private schools. They streamline communications, enhance learning, connect people, manage enrollment, and increase efficiency so schools can focus on what really matters – student living and learning.
price ($mm)
$35
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Harris School Solutions, acquired JR3 Education Associates, LP

synopsis: Harris School Solutions, the premier provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, charter schools, and Continuing Education programs across North America, has acquired JR3 Education Associates, the creator of an innovative software that combines a School Business Management system with a Student Information system, all in a single solution.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: JR3 Education Associates, LP
JR3 offers educational management systems for school districts. Their WebSmart software is a web-based, easy to use system to track students and handle the school’s business office functions. Their JDox software lets school districts access digital documents from their desktops.
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closed 4/23/2007 via BusinessWire

Turning Technologies, LLC, acquired Totus, LLC

synopsis: Today, Turning Technologies, LLC has acquired the assets of Totus, LLC, a Columbus, Ohio based educational technology company. This acquisition will allow Turning Technologies to expand its current educational assessment product line to include Totus’ premier solution, which is being released by Turning as VantagePoint.
buyer parent: Talisman Capital
buyer: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies, LLC develops interactive response systems utilizing the latest software and hardware tools available and transforms them into state of the art applications for audience response. "
target: Totus, LLC
Totus, LLC is an educational technology company. Totus’ premier solution VantagePoint is a web-based data assessment management system for K-12 teachers and school administrators. VantagePoint is a student data tracking system.
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closed 1/3/2019 via PR Newswire

Centre Lane Partners, LLC, acquired Turning Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Centre Lane Partners, a private equity firm focused on making investments in North American middle market companies, has acquired Turning Technologies, the global leader for learning, engagement and assessment solutions.
buyer: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
Centre Lane Partners is a private equity firm focused on making investments in North American middle market companies. Centre Lane targets companies with revenues between $20 and $500 million that have leading market positions and sustainable competitive advantages in their respective niches. "
target parent: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
target: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies is the global leader for learning, engagement and assessment solutions. Today, over 20 million response solutions have been delivered to K-12 schools, universities, businesses and government agencies worldwide.
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closed 8/7/2013 via PR Newswire

Turning Technologies, LLC, acquired eInstruction Corporation

synopsis: Turning Technologies, a company that creates leading assessment delivery and data collection solutions for learning environments, has acquired eInstruction. eInstruction develops educational technology, including classroom instruction systems, student response systems, interactive whiteboards and assessment software.
buyer parent: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
buyer: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies, LLC develops interactive response systems utilizing the latest software and hardware tools available and transforms them into state of the art applications for audience response. "
target: eInstruction Corporation
eInstruction is the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to Kindergarten-12th grade, higher-education, corporate and military classrooms with an estimated 40% market share.
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closed 4/23/2007 via BusinessWire

Turning Technologies, LLC, acquired Totus, LLC

synopsis: Today, Turning Technologies, LLC has acquired the assets of Totus, LLC, a Columbus, Ohio based educational technology company. This acquisition will allow Turning Technologies to expand its current educational assessment product line to include Totus’ premier solution, which is being released by Turning as VantagePoint.
buyer parent: Talisman Capital
buyer: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies, LLC develops interactive response systems utilizing the latest software and hardware tools available and transforms them into state of the art applications for audience response. "
target: Totus, LLC
Totus, LLC is an educational technology company. Totus’ premier solution VantagePoint is a web-based data assessment management system for K-12 teachers and school administrators. VantagePoint is a student data tracking system.
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closed 6/23/2006 via BusinessWire

Talisman Capital, acquired Turning Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Turning Technologies, LLC, a leader in the audience response industry, and Responsive Innovations, LLC, a leader in the manufacture of wireless response devices, today announced their partnership with Talisman Capital Partners ("Talisman").
buyer: Talisman Capital
Talisman Capital Management, Inc., and Talisman Capital Fund I, LLC, invest with management teams in acquisitions, recapitalizations, and industry consolidations of middle-market companies. "
target: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies, LLC develops interactive response systems utilizing the latest software and hardware tools available and transforms them into state of the art applications for audience response.
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closed 1/3/2019 via PR Newswire

Centre Lane Partners, LLC, acquired Turning Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Centre Lane Partners, a private equity firm focused on making investments in North American middle market companies, has acquired Turning Technologies, the global leader for learning, engagement and assessment solutions.
buyer: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
Centre Lane Partners is a private equity firm focused on making investments in North American middle market companies. Centre Lane targets companies with revenues between $20 and $500 million that have leading market positions and sustainable competitive advantages in their respective niches. "
target parent: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
target: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies is the global leader for learning, engagement and assessment solutions. Today, over 20 million response solutions have been delivered to K-12 schools, universities, businesses and government agencies worldwide.
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closed 6/23/2006 via BusinessWire

Talisman Capital, acquired Turning Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Turning Technologies, LLC, a leader in the audience response industry, and Responsive Innovations, LLC, a leader in the manufacture of wireless response devices, today announced their partnership with Talisman Capital Partners ("Talisman").
buyer: Talisman Capital
Talisman Capital Management, Inc., and Talisman Capital Fund I, LLC, invest with management teams in acquisitions, recapitalizations, and industry consolidations of middle-market companies. "
target: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies, LLC develops interactive response systems utilizing the latest software and hardware tools available and transforms them into state of the art applications for audience response.
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closed 1/24/2011 via Market Wire

Axiologix Education Corporation, acquired Edumedia Software Solutions Corporation

synopsis: Axiologix Education Corporation, an educational software provider, announced that it has completed the acquisition of E*pad from Edumedia Software Solutions Corporation. Edumedia is an educational software company whose E*pad is a web based, electronic portfolio, and authentic assessment development application for students and educators.
buyer: Axiologix Education Corporation (AXLX:$9,914.00)
Axiologix Education Corporation is an educational software and services provider. The company's software products include eBoard, Curricuplan and Student Tracker. "
target: Edumedia Software Solutions Corporation
Edumedia Software Solutions Corporation is an education based hardware and software provider. Edumedia's E*pad is an innovative, web based, electronic portfolio, and authentic assessment development application for students and educators.
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closed 8/7/2013 via PR Newswire

Turning Technologies, LLC, acquired eInstruction Corporation

synopsis: Turning Technologies, a company that creates leading assessment delivery and data collection solutions for learning environments, has acquired eInstruction. eInstruction develops educational technology, including classroom instruction systems, student response systems, interactive whiteboards and assessment software.
buyer parent: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
buyer: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies, LLC develops interactive response systems utilizing the latest software and hardware tools available and transforms them into state of the art applications for audience response. "
target: eInstruction Corporation
eInstruction is the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to Kindergarten-12th grade, higher-education, corporate and military classrooms with an estimated 40% market share.
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closed 6/20/2013 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Aleks Corporation

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education, a leading digital learning company, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ALEKS Corporation, the privately held developer of the ALEKS adaptive learning technology for the K-12 and higher education markets.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. "
target: Aleks Corporation
ALEKS Corporation is the leader in the creation of web-based artificially intelligent educational software. ALEKS is founded on a field of ground-breaking research in mathematical cognitive science and applied mathematics known as Knowledge Space Theory.
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closed 11/1/2012 via Company Press Release

ConnectEDU, Inc., acquired Epsilen Inc.

synopsis: ConnectEDU announced the acquisition of Epsilen – a cloud-based e-portfolio, skills assessment, professional development and social learning management platform.
buyer: ConnectEDU, Inc.
ConnectEDU, Inc. is the web-based leader in empowering learners to manage their education, launch their careers, and secure a more stable financial future. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real learners and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
target parent: The New York Times Company
target: Epsilen Inc.
Serving educators and students in over 600 K-12 and higher education institutions worldwide, Epsilen provides a social learning environment with personalized tools to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
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closed 7/2/2007 via BNC Analysis

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired eInstruction Corporation

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the information and technology markets, announces that it represented Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, which has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of eInstruction Corporation (eInstruction), a portfolio company of Chicago Growth Partners.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity firm, manages the largest private equity fund in the United States focused on investments in the education, training and related business services and information industries ("Knowledge Industries"). "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: eInstruction Corporation
eInstruction is the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to Kindergarten-12th grade, higher-education, corporate and military classrooms with an estimated 40% market share.
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closed 8/15/2005 via Company Description

Chicago Growth Partners, acquired eInstruction Corporation

synopsis: eInstruction Corporation was acquired by a group of investors led by Chicago Growth Partners that also included the Private Equity Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, PPM America Capital Partners, CapitalSource and management. MHT acted as the exclusive advisor to eInstruction.
buyer: Chicago Growth Partners
Chicago Growth Partners focuses on lower middle market growth companies in Business and Consumer Services, Healthcare, Industrial Growth and Information Technology. We’ve focused on these industries for over 21 years, with a combined 100+ years of experience in these four areas. "
target: eInstruction Corporation
eInstruction is the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to Kindergarten-12th grade, higher-education, corporate and military classrooms with an estimated 40% market share.
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closed 7/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired Renaissance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renaissance, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, announced that Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused global private equity firm, has acquired Renaissance from Hellman & Friedman, a leading private equity investment firm.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Since its launch, Francisco Partners has become one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance® is a leader in pre-K-12 learning analytics, enabling educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance's solutions facilitate the ability to analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students.
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closed 4/10/2014 via Market Wire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Renaissance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renaissance Learning, a leading provider of online assessments and data-powered teaching and learning solutions, announced that Hellman & Friedman, the San Francisco-based private equity investment firm, has successfully completed its acquisition of Renaissance from the Permira funds.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Hellman & Friedman LLC is a leading private equity investment firm that focuses on investing in superior business franchises and serving as a partner to management in select industries including software, internet & digital media, business & marketing services, financial services and healthcare. "
target parent: Permira
target: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning is a leader of K12 assessment and learning analytics with a presence in more than a third of U.S. schools and 60 countries around the world. Renaissance Learning enables educators to deliver highly differentiated and timely instruction.
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announced 4/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), will acquire Children's Progress

synopsis: Northwest Evaluation Association announced that it will acquire Children's Progress, Inc., a New York-based adaptive assessment and reporting firm with a focus on pre-K – 3rd grade students.
buyer: Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)
Northwest Evaluation Association is a non-profit organization that offers educational consulting services. The company provides computer based assessments, classrooms resources and reporting, consulting, research, and professional training and development services. "
target: Children's Progress
Children’s Progress is an award-winning educational technology company based in New York City. It specializes in the development of engaging computer-adaptive programs for young children that help educators pinpoint how to best challenge and support each child.
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closed 10/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Permira, acquired Renaissance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renaissance Learning, Inc., a leading provider of technology-based school improvement and student assessment programs for K-12 schools, announced the successful completion of its acquisition by a company owned by the Permira Funds. Permira is a European private equity firm with global reach.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a European private equity firm with global reach. The Permira funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth. "
target: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning, Inc. is a leading provider of technology-based school improvement and student assessment programs for K12 schools. Its tools provide daily formative assessment and periodic progress-monitoring technology to enhance core curriculum.
price ($mm)[EV]
$485 [$476]
rev ($mm)
$136
EBITDA ($mm)
$40
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3.5x
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12.0x
closed 11/10/2010 via PR Newswire

Measured Progress, acquired Datawise, Inc.

synopsis: Measured Progress has greatly enhanced its assessment and data management capabilities with the recent acquisition of Datawise, Inc. Datawise provides support for all aspects of assessment automation and data management.
buyer: Measured Progress
Measured Progress is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to student learning and improving instruction in the standards-based classroom. The organization develops state- and district-level assessments and is a provider of alternate assessment for students with cognitive disabilities. "
target: Datawise, Inc.
Datawise is a Redding, California-based company that empowers educators by offering access to meaningful data. Datawise specializes in all aspects of assessment automation and data management.
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closed 3/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Teachscape, acquired Edgenuity

synopsis: Teachscape, the leader in the development and delivery of outcomes-based professional development programs for educators, has acquired Silicon Valley-based Edgenuity, Inc., a software and services company providing analytic solutions to school districts to improve achievement.
buyer: Teachscape
Teachscape is a school effectiveness company, providing a range of solutions that drive increasing levels of student achievement by building the knowledge and skills of instructional leaders and teachers. "
target: Edgenuity
Edgenuity’s mission is to help K-12 districts predictably increase student achievement, while also reducing their total cost of ownership for managing their instructional core – curriculum, instruction and assessment.
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closed 1/30/2008 via PR Newswire

KUE Digital, Inc., acquired Excelsior Software, Inc.

synopsis: Berkery Noyes,the leading independent investment bank serving the education, information and technology markets, announced Excelsior Software, LLC, a leading provider of classroom assessment management software, has been acquired by KUE Digital Inc., a leading global education company.
buyer: KUE Digital, Inc.
Knowledge Universe Education (KUE) companies provide early childhood education programs, primary-through-secondary curricula, and supplemental educational services at thousands of physical locations, and through top-rated online schools and home schooling environments. "
target: Excelsior Software, Inc.
Excelsior Software is a developer of leading classroom formative/summative collection and reporting management software. Excelsior offers the highest level of responsibility to understand its customers with a focus on innovation, quality, and product intelligence and improving communication.
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closed 1/29/2007 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Study Island

synopsis: Study Island, a provider of web based educational programs for K-12, has been purchased by Providence Equity Partners, Inc. in a cash transaction for $100 million.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in communications and media companies around the world. The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with approximately $21 billion in equity commitments. "
target: Study Island
Study Island has provides K-12 schools with the most practical and effective web-based learning programs available. All of our products are web-based, state standards-based, and research based. Our in-house writing and editing staff designs and creates our programs.
price ($mm)
$100
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EBITDA ($mm)
$10
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EV / EBITDA
10.0x
closed 5/20/2015 via PE Hub

TA Associates, acquired Procare Software

synopsis: TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, announced it has completed a majority investment in Procare Software. Procare provides integrated payment processing, software, hardware and data hosting to child care businesses and organizations, helping them streamline management, administration and recordkeeping.
buyer: TA Associates
TA Associates is one of the oldest and largest growth private equity firms in the world. They invest in growing private companies in exciting industries, with the goal of helping management teams build their businesses into great companies. "
target: Procare Software
Founded in 1992, Procare provides integrated payment processing, software, hardware and data hosting to child care businesses and organizations, helping them streamline management, administration and recordkeeping.
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closed 10/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Turnitin, acquired LightSide

synopsis: Turnitin, the leaders in originality checking and online grading, announced the company has acquired LightSide Labs, an online service that uses machine learning to provide real-time, automated feedback on student writing.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. "
target: LightSide
LightSide Labs is an educational technology company, dedicated to improving student writing skills. LightSide provides automated feedback and support for writers, redefining the role of automated assessment in the K-12 and higher education classroom.
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announced 4/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Instructure, will acquire MasteryConnect

synopsis: Instructure, the publicly traded company best known for its learning management systems (LMS) Canvas and Bridge, will acquire a fellow Salt Lake City-based education technology company, MasteryConnect. MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution. "
target: MasteryConnect
Founded in 2009, MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform against academic standards. These tools offer real-time data that educators can use to inform their instruction.
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$43
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closed 4/22/2013 via PR Web

Pearson Education, acquired Learning Catalytics LLC

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, announced that it has acquired Learning Catalytics™, an advanced, cloud-based learning analytics and assessment system developed by Eric Mazur, Brian Lukoff, and Gary King of Harvard University.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Pearson, the global leader in education services, education technology and school solutions, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems and teacher professional development. "
target: Learning Catalytics LLC
Learning Catalytics is a cloud-based learning analytics and assessment system. It allows faculty to obtain real-time responses to open-ended or critical thinking questions, determine which areas need more explanation, and then automatically group students for further discussion and problem solving.
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