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closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Prep HeadQuarters

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc., the web-based leader in connecting students with colleges and employers through its integrated college and career planning network, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Prep HeadQuarters, a college planning web service deployed in over 700 high schools.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is the nation's leading technology firm dedicated to providing students, educators and employers with comprehensive solutions to successfully navigate education and employment transitions. "
target: Prep HeadQuarters
Prep HeadQuarters is a secure internet program that helps high school counselors manage the college planning process by combining up-to-date college information with powerful technology.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Harris School Solutions, acquired ClassMate

synopsis: Harris School Solutions, the premier provider of technology software in the K-12 and Continuing Education markets, has acquired ClassMate software from ClassLink. ClassMate is a student administration and curriculum management solution that provides powerful tools to organize and analyze student performance, assessment and curriculum information.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions focuses on delivering integrated information systems designed to meet the needs of the K-12 and specialized educational markets. Harris School Solutions has grown through the acquisition of regional flagship products and provides a wide variety of software solutions. "
target parent: ClassLink
target: ClassMate
ClassMate is a student administration and curriculum management solution, designed by diverse educators, that provides powerful tools to organize and analyze student performance, assessment and curriculum information.
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announced 4/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Onex Corporation, will acquire PowerSchool Group LLC

synopsis: Onex Corporation and Vista Equity Partners announced Onex will acquire a stake in PowerSchool Group LLC from Vista, which will also invest new capital in the business. Onex And Vista Equity Partners will become equal partners In Powerschool, the leading education technology platform for K-12 schools.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$622.00)
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Through its Onex Partners and ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide secure and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management.
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closed 10/30/2017 via PR Newswire

BV Investment Partners, acquired SchoolMint

synopsis: BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services and IT services sectors, announced the acquisition of SchoolMint. SchoolMint is a leading provider of cloud-based student enrollment and school choice systems for PreK-12 district, charter, and independent schools.
buyer: BV Investment Partners
BV Investment Partners is currently investing its ninth private equity fund. The firm is one of the oldest and most experienced sector-focused private equity firms in North America. The company actively targets investments in the business services and information technology services industries. "
target: SchoolMint
SchoolMint provides a cloud-based student enrollment and school choice platform to PreK-12 school systems worldwide. Schools choose SchoolMint to streamline all aspects of student enrollment – student registration management, application, lottery, school choice management and document uploads.
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closed 3/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Education Brands, acquired Ravenna Solutions

synopsis: Ravenna Solutions, a leading provider of enrollment management software to K-12 private schools, is excited to announce they are formally joining forces with Education Brands, a division of MB Parent Holdings. Ravenna Solutions provides private schools with a cloud-based admission system that provides a customized process & efficiency improvements.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Education Brands
Education Brands, a division of MB Holdings LLC, delight schools and families with their network of education-focused software and service companies. This network allows schools to leverage best practices that have been proven at some of the most effective, efficient schools in the country. "
target: Ravenna Solutions
Ravenna Solutions is a leading provider of enrollment management software to K-12 private schools. Ravenna Solutions provides private schools with a best-of-breed cloud-based admission CRM system that provides a highly customized process and unprecedented efficiency improvements.
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closed 1/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Education Brands, acquired SchoolSpeak

synopsis: SchoolSpeak, a leading cloud-based School Management Solution provider to K-12 schools and dioceses is excited to announce they are formally joining forces with Education Brands, a division of MB Parent Holdings. SchoolSpeak is a vendor for Standards-Based Grading and Reporting as well as Data Collection for Catholic Dioceses across North America.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Education Brands
Education Brands, a division of MB Holdings LLC, delight schools and families with their network of education-focused software and service companies. This network allows schools to leverage best practices that have been proven at some of the most effective, efficient schools in the country. "
target: SchoolSpeak
SchoolSpeak is a leading cloud-based School Management Solution provider to K-12 schools and dioceses. SchoolSpeak is a prominent vendor for Standards-Based Grading and Reporting as well as Data Collection and Dashboard Contribution for Catholic Dioceses throughout North America.
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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 8/4/2015 via paidContent.org

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Pearson plc has sold its PowerSchool business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most widely used web-based SIS in North America.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on software and technology businesses. Vista Equity Partners understands the software business model and has specific operational improvements to create value, which they combine with a unique perspective. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most used web-based SIS in North America.
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closed 3/28/2012 via PR Web

O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway, acquired SchoolOne, LLC

synopsis: Consulting firm, O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway, announced the acquisition of the SchoolOne brand, Student Information System (SIS) software and related services from Cleveland-based IT firm FIT Technologies. The SchoolOne SIS software tracks important student metrics such as attendance, assignments, grades and behavior.
buyer: O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway
O’Meara Ferguson has established itself as both an innovator and an authority in Church-related project financing and financial matters. "
target: SchoolOne, LLC
SchoolOne is a pioneer and leader in providing complex, web-based information systems for the PreK-12 education market with expertise in the Catholic, private, charter, and public school markets.
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closed 11/17/2010 via Company Press Release

Pearson Education, acquired The Administrative Assistants Ltd.

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, announced the acquisition of The Administrative Assistants Ltd., provider of eSIS® student information system (SIS) in the K-12 school market worldwide.
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: The Administrative Assistants Ltd.
The Administrative Assistants Ltd. is committed to providing secure, comprehensive and centralized software solutions that improve the way clients collect, store and retrieve student information, backed by the highest level of on-site technical consulting and client support available.
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closed 5/24/2006 via

Pearson Education, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Apple(R) and Pearson announced an expansion of their relationship to enhance teaching and learning through technology. Pearson will acquire PowerSchool, Apple's award-winning student information systems (SIS) division, and develop educational content for teachers and students compatible with iPod(R).
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. "
target parent: Apple Computer, Inc.
target: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, a web-based student information system (SIS) from Apple, simplifies data-driven decision making by providing real-time information to all stakeholders — over the Internet. Administrators get the most accurate information to make more effective decisions.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Juniper Education, acquired Pupil Asset

synopsis: Juniper Education, a comprehensive education support service in the UK, has acquired Pupil Asset, a UK-based school management information system (MIS) and pupil analytics provider. Pupil Asset's cloud-based MIS software provides primary and secondary schools with the tools they need to run and make sense of their school.
buyer parent: Horizon Capital LLP
buyer: Juniper Education
UK-based Juniper Education (EES for Schools) is a leading provider of software, training and professional services to the education sector which enhance the effectiveness of schools. Its products include Target Tracker assessment and pupil progress monitoring software, and professional training. "
target: Pupil Asset
Pupil Asset is a UK-based school management information system (MIS) and pupil analytics provider. Pupil Asset's cloud-based MIS software provides primary and secondary schools with the tools they need to run and make sense of their school, enabling effective leadership and informed decision making.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unicorn Systems, acquired Edookit

synopsis: Unicorn Systems, a European company providing information systems and IT solutions, has acquired Edookit, a modern school information system in the Czech Republic. Edookit offers a cloud-based school information system that contains everything a school needs, including communication, timetable, grading, class record book, payments and more.
buyer: Unicorn Systems
Unicorn Systems is a European provider of information systems and IT solutions. Unicorn has developed a number of high-end, large-scale solutions, which are being used to serve the IT needs of important companies in many of the key sectors of the economy. "
target: Edookit
Edookit is a modern school information system in the Czech Republic. Edookit offers a cloud-based school information system that contains everything a school needs, including communication, timetable, grading, homework, certificates, class record book, payments and electronic GDPR consents.
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closed 2/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Banyan Software, acquired School Pathways LLC

synopsis: Banyan Software, Inc., a company focused on acquiring, building and growing great enterprise software businesses, has acquired School Pathways LLC, a market leader in student information systems. School Pathways offers a web-based system that provides quick access to important information, online student registrations, grade books and more.
buyer: Banyan Software
Banyan Software acquires, builds and grows great enterprise software businesses. Unlike typical investment firms, their plan isn’t to resell a business down the road. They aim to provide a permanent home for businesses and want to continue the legacy of the company’s culture, product and teams. "
target: School Pathways LLC
School Pathways is a market leader in student information systems for Independent Study (IS) charter schools, districts, and county offices of education. School Pathways offers a web-based system that provides quick access to important information, online student registrations, grade books and more.
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closed 4/20/2018 via PR Web

Harris School Solutions, acquired OnHand Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Harris School Solutions (HSS), a provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, has acquired OnHand Schools (OHS), an EdTech software company that delivers solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. OHS's EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, and more.
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: OnHand Schools, Inc.
OnHand Schools (OHS) is an education technology company that delivers transformational solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. Their EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, lesson planner, and RTI/MTSS features.
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closed 2/24/2009 via PR Newswire

Campusware merged with SchoolNet,

synopsis: SchoolNet, Inc., the award-winning education technology company that helps school districts improve efficiency and increase academic achievement, announced a merger with Campusware(TM), the provider of GradeSpeed(TM), the leading web-based and standards-aligned district grade book.
buyer: SchoolNet
SchoolNet, Inc. is the leader in Data-Driven Decision Making for K12 school districts. SchoolNet's award-winning Instructional Management Suite (IMS) helps districts improve efficiency and increase student achievement. "
target: Campusware
Campusware has been making the grading process easier with GradeSpeed since 1989. In addition to the grade book software and SIS, additional modules are available to districts including a parental access portal, discipline tracking, attendance, lesson plan management, custom report cards, and more.
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closed 2/22/2007 via PR Newswire

Harcourt Education, acquired Achieve! Data Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Global education provider Harcourt Education has acquired Achieve Data Solutions, a provider of web-based data analysis and reporting systems for schools. ADS will be part of Harcourt Connected Learning, a newly-formed division of Harcourt Education headed by Julie McGee.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Harcourt Education
Harcourt Education is a global education provider serving students and teachers in Pre-K through grade 12, adult learners, and readers of all ages. "
target: Achieve! Data Solutions, LLC
Achieve Data Solutions provides next generation web-based software and services to the K-12 market. Its signature product, DataDirector, has quickly become the gold standard for helping educators make sense of their data and is in use across the country by well over a 1,000 schools.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired LearnSprout

synopsis: Apple, an American multinational technology company, has acquired LearnSprout, an online data insights service for K-12 educators. LearnSprout is the only education analytics solution available that uses live data directly from a district’s student information system.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: LearnSprout
LearnSprout is an online data insights service for K-12 educators. It is the only education analytics solution available that uses live data directly from a district’s student information system.
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closed 9/20/2017 via PR Web

IO Education, acquired eSchoolData, LLC

synopsis: IO Education, a market leader in helping educators use data to improve student outcomes, has acquired eSchoolData, a provider of student and data management solutions for K-12 school districts. eSchoolData's comprehensive, web-based solution features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, data analytics capabilities, and more.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: IO Education
IO Education is on a mission to empower educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They focus on developing innovative solutions that break down data silos and improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency. "
target: eSchoolData, LLC
eSchoolData provides a web-based Student Management System that features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, a transportation management module, data analytics capabilities, and more. eSchoolData gives schools the power to turn data into knowledge and knowledge into informed decisions.
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closed 12/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Follett Software Company, acquired NextTier Education

synopsis: Follett announced it has acquired NextTier Education, a cloud-based software solution that provides counselors, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals and ensure every student has equal access to higher education.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: Follett Software Company
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. "
target: NextTier Education
NextTier Education is a cloud-based software solution that provides counselors, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals and ensure every student has equal access to higher education.
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closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Prep HeadQuarters

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc., the web-based leader in connecting students with colleges and employers through its integrated college and career planning network, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Prep HeadQuarters, a college planning web service deployed in over 700 high schools.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is the nation's leading technology firm dedicated to providing students, educators and employers with comprehensive solutions to successfully navigate education and employment transitions. "
target: Prep HeadQuarters
Prep HeadQuarters is a secure internet program that helps high school counselors manage the college planning process by combining up-to-date college information with powerful technology.
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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 9/7/2011 via PR Newswire

ConnectEDU, Inc., purchased Enrollment and Retention Services Division from EducationDynamics, LLC

synopsis: ConnectEDU®, the leader in web-based college and career access solutions, announced that it acquired the Enrollment and Retention division of EducationDynamics, higher education's leading technology and services company dedicated to helping colleges and universities find, enroll, and retain students.
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. "
seller parent: Halyard Capital
seller: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is higher education's leading marketing information and technology services company dedicated to helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. It has six content-rich and highly visible education websites, as well as several special interest microsites.
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closed 9/23/2010 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Academic Management Systems, Inc.

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc. announced the acquisition of Academic Management Systems (AMS) and its flagship product CoursEval. ConnectEDU will continue to support, enhance and grow the CoursEval higher education and health professions client base as well as extending the solution into the ConnectEDU K-12 client base.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their career. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
target parent: Liaison International, Inc.
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Academic Management Systems provides information technology products to the higher education and professional education communities; to create a network of institutions sharing common technologies and business processes; and to shape the future of higher education and professional education.
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closed 9/24/2009 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired CollegeZapps LLC

synopsis: ConnectEDU, the Web-based leader in empowering students to manage their education and launch their career, announced that it has acquired CollegeZapps, a leader in college application processing.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is the nation's leading technology firm dedicated to providing students, educators and employers with comprehensive solutions to successfully navigate education and employment transitions. "
target parent: Efficient Forms, LLC
target: CollegeZapps LLC
CollegeZapps is dedicated to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness — and reducing the confusion — of the college application process through the use of leading-edge technology.
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closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Prep HeadQuarters

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc., the web-based leader in connecting students with colleges and employers through its integrated college and career planning network, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Prep HeadQuarters, a college planning web service deployed in over 700 high schools.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is the nation's leading technology firm dedicated to providing students, educators and employers with comprehensive solutions to successfully navigate education and employment transitions. "
target: Prep HeadQuarters
Prep HeadQuarters is a secure internet program that helps high school counselors manage the college planning process by combining up-to-date college information with powerful technology.
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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Newswire

Firsthand merged with Vault.com Inc.,

synopsis: Infobase has acquired Firsthand, a career mentoring and engagement platform for students and alumni, and will be merging it with its Vault brand, the leader in employer rankings and career guides. Fusing Vault's career content and Firsthand's engagement platform will create a next-generation employer branding and career readiness platform.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Vault.com Inc.
Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession. Vault is best known for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs. "
target: Firsthand
Firsthand is the premier career mentoring and engagement platform provider worldwide. Firsthand's all-in-one engagement platform is the meeting place for virtual career and enrollment fairs, mentoring, job postings, groups, forums, a fully fledged alumni directory, and more.
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closed 9/21/2016 via Company Press Release

Wiley, acquired Ranku

synopsis: Ranku, a recruitment technology and predictive analytics software company for higher education, announced that it has been acquired by Wiley, a global provider of knowledge and learning solutions that improves outcomes in research, professional practice, and education.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Ranku
Ranku is a Seattle based software company that aims to use technology to drive consumer advocacy in online higher education. Ranku licenses recruitment technology and predictive analytics to universities and state systems to scale online degree enrollment.
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closed 9/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired Zinch Inc.

synopsis: Chegg, the social education platform, announced it has acquired Zinch, expanding its social education platform into high schools. Zinch, founded in 2007, connects prospective college and graduate students to scholarships, admissions officers and other students who have been through the same process.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg, the social education platform, is transforming the way millions of students learn by connecting them to the people and tools needed to succeed in college. Students use Chegg for homework help, course selection, note taking, textbook and e-textbook rentals and Daily deals. "
target: Zinch Inc.
Zinch is the social utility matching students with opportunities: colleges, scholarships, study abroad programs, and graduate schools. At Zinch.com, 3.5 million students worldwide have created 'professional' profiles to showcase themselves as more than test scores.
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closed 2/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Digital Media Solutions, acquired Sparkroom Corp.

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions (DMS) announces the acquisition of Sparkroom, a leader in higher education performance marketing. Previously owned by Nelnet, Sparkroom will retain its name, staff and full book of business.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions
Digital Media Solutions is a premier performance marketing company that uses actionable data, insightful analytics and proprietary technology to reach, engage, and acquire customers for its clients across multiple interactive platforms. "
target parent: Nelnet, Inc.
target: Sparkroom Corp.
Sparkroom is a leader in performance marketing, providing fully transparent, analytics-based strategies that achieve challenging marketing objectives. Sparkroom provides both marketing services and marketing software, allowing for improved efficacy of data-based marketing campaigns.
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announced 1/11/2010 via PR Newswire

CUnet LLC, will acquire Sparkroom Corp.

synopsis: CUnet, a subsidiary of Nelnet Inc., announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sparkroom, a leading provider of enrollment marketing automation and lead performance management solutions.
buyer parent: Nelnet, Inc.
buyer: CUnet LLC
CUnet is the premier provider of online performance media and interactive marketing services driving qualified student inquiries and enrollments for the higher education industry. "
target: Sparkroom Corp.
Sparkroom's Lead Deliver, Lead IQ, and Lead Market Analytics deliver a hosted business intelligence platform to give direct response marketers the tools and expertise needed to measure, manage, and optimize their lead acquisition spending across every direct response channel.
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closed 12/8/2015 via PR Newswire

KnowledgeShares.Org, Muirlands Capital LLC, Prudential Capital Group, acquired EducationDynamics, LLC

synopsis: Halyard Capital, a NY based private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, EducationDynamics (EDDY), was sold to an investor group led by Muirlands Capital, KnowledgeShares and Prudential Capital Group. EDDY is one of the market leaders in helping higher education institutions find and enroll the highest quality student prospects.
buyer: Muirlands Capital LLC
buyer: KnowledgeShares.Org
buyer: Prudential Capital Group
Muirlands Capital is a lower middle market private equity firm. KnowledgeShares partners with leading organizations in higher education to invest financial and human capital. Prudential Capital Group is a leading provider of private debt, mezzanine and equity securities to companies worldwide. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is higher education’s leading marketing information and technology services company, helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. Its content-rich and highly visible education websites make them the premier provider of prospective students for colleges and universities.
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closed 9/16/2015 via Market Wire

Kira Talent, acquired LikeLive

synopsis: Kira Talent, the company behind Kira Academic, the video-based talent assessment platform designed for university and college admissions, announces that video interviewing service, LikeLive, will become a part of Kira Talent.
buyer: Kira Talent
Kira Talent is the company behind Kira Academic, the video-based talent assessment platform designed for university and college admissions. Kira is a talent assessment platform that adds an interactive video and written assessment into a school's existing admissions application. "
target parent: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
target: LikeLive
LikeLive is a cutting-edge, user-friendly platform created for college and job applicants to post video interviews. The LikeLive platform is private and secure. Working with top universities, career centers and corporations, LikeLive is the global leader in online interviews worldwide.
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closed 4/8/2015 via PR Newswire

Unigo, LLC, acquired PrepTalk

synopsis: Unigo Group announces the firm has completed the acquisition of PrepTalk, an education-technology start-up that is creating a virtual platform to connect high school students, parents, and guidance counselors to colleges via live, virtual events.
buyer parent: Aequitas Capital Management, Inc
buyer: Unigo, LLC
Unigo is an online business matching students with colleges, scholarships, internships, student loans, majors and careers. Unigo’s consumer site provides personalized matches with 6,500 colleges, 700,000 college reviews, 3.6 million scholarships, 90,000 internships and 3.3 million study materials. "
target: PrepTalk
PrepTalk is an education-technology start-up that is creating a virtual platform to connect high school students, parents, and guidance counselors to colleges via live, virtual events.
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closed 12/6/2012 via PR Web

College Loan Corporation, acquired Edvisors Network, Inc.

synopsis: Edvisors, a leading provider of educational resources, announced it has been acquired by College Loan Corporation. Edvisors is a leading student marketing company providing a portfolio of education resources, college loan products, and college-related information and services through a network of websites, blogs and forums.
buyer: College Loan Corporation
College Loan Corporation, headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada is a top 10 student loan company, managing student loan assets. By offering innovative loan products and first-class customer service, the Company helps families achieve their higher education goals. "
target: Edvisors Network, Inc.
Edvisors, a global leader in higher education marketing and college financial aid, provides a richer, more fulfilling education experience to students, educators and parents worldwide.
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closed 2/1/2012 via PR Newswire

Educational Testing Service, Inc., acquired MyCollegei

synopsis: Educational Testing Service, the world's leading measurement and research organization, has acquired mycollegei, a cutting-edge, user-friendly video interviewing platform created to assist colleges, universities, and corporations in more effectively managing their application process.
buyer: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
Educational Testing Service (ETS) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. "
target: MyCollegei
mycollegei is a cutting-edge, user-friendly video interviewing platform created to assist colleges, universities, and corporations in more effectively managing their application process. The platform allows admission officials and corporate recruiters to view candidates more holistically.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BusinessWire

SchoolMint, acquired Smart Choice Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: SchoolMint announced that it has completed an acquisition of Smart Choice Technologies from Firefly Digital. Through this acquisition, SchoolMint will extend its position as the leading provider of enrollment management solutions to educators at districts, charter management organizations (CMOs) and charter schools throughout the United States.
buyer parent: BV Investment Partners
buyer: SchoolMint
SchoolMint provides a cloud-based student enrollment and school choice platform to PreK-12 school systems worldwide. Schools choose SchoolMint to streamline all aspects of student enrollment – student registration management, application, lottery, school choice management and document uploads. "
target parent: Firefly Digital
target: Smart Choice Technologies, Inc.
Smart Choice is a powerful preK-12 admissions platform. It is an online student registration and school choice management software solution for public and private schools, magnet and charter schools, gifted & talented programs, early childhood education programs and other special programs.
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closed 6/24/2008 via Market Wire

Datran Media, acquired Top-Colleges.com

synopsis: Leading online marketing solutions provider Datran Media announced the acquisition of Top-Colleges.com, formerly a division of AffiliateCrew.com. Top-Colleges.com is a prime higher-education search engine, matching prospective students with learning facilities via geographic and curricula criteria.
buyer: Datran Media
Datran Media is a leading online marketing company that helps brands reach, acquire, retain and monetize their ideal customers. Datran Media offers the ability to selectively interact with a consumer universe of over 175 million across inbox, web and social media channels. "
target parent: AffiliateCrew
target: Top-Colleges.com
Top-Colleges.com is an Internet resource matching potential students with schools and colleges based on course of study and location. With a rapidly growing base of schools, colleges and universities and over 200,000 unique visitors per month, Top-Colleges.com is a premier online college resource.
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closed 11/21/2019 via PR Web

Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC, acquired QuadWrangle

synopsis: Leading higher education firm RNL has acquired QuadWrangle, the creator of an alumni engagement platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to create personalized engagement with donors. The platform will be incorporated into RNL’s suite of fundraising solutions as RNL QuadWrangle.
buyer: Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC
RNL is the leading provider of higher education enrollment, student success, and fundraising solutions. More than 1,900 colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations rely on RNL for advanced analytics, personalized engagement, and industry-leading insights to achieve their missions. "
target: QuadWrangle
QuadWrangle is the first AI-Powered Engagement Management System designed specifically for higher education. QuadWrangle delivers completely personalized news, appeals, invites, community connections, and more through its website management, community mobile apps, and email marketing solutions.
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closed 11/16/2016 via Company Press Release

Graduway, acquired IntroMaps

synopsis: Graduway, the world’s leading provider of alumni networking and mentoring platforms, announced it has acquired assets of IntroMaps, LLC a company providing community engagement platforms for the higher-education and for-profit sectors.
buyer: Graduway
Graduway is the world’s leading provider of alumni networking and mentoring platforms. Graduway is trusted by 300+ education institutions and companies to manage their on-line alumni career communities including UCLA, Johns Hopkins and the University of Oxford. "
target: IntroMaps
IntroMaps, LLC is a company that provides a community engagement platforms for the higher-education and for-profit sectors. They offer a location-based group engagement tool that uses visual networking to securely leverage existing group data.
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closed 8/19/2010 via PR Newswire

Chegg, Inc., acquired CourseRank LLC

synopsis: Chegg.com, the number one online textbook rental company, announced that it has acquired CourseRank, the website that provides college students an easy and convenient way to create and share their course schedule, take classes with their friends, read and write reviews on classes and professors as well as find out how professors grade.
buyer: Chegg, Inc. (CHGG:$445.11)
Chegg.com is the number one online textbook rental company that has saved students on more than 6,400 campuses nationwide in excess of $240 million. Chegg.com offers students access to a growing catalog of more than 4.2 million titles, a variety of shipping options and free returns. "
target: CourseRank LLC
CourseRank's scheduling, planning and course review system guides students by arranging relevant course information in an easily accessible display where they can track their progress towards the goal of graduation, mapping courses taken, and grades received.
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closed 1/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired newsflo ltd

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Newsflo, a London-based company that helps researchers and academic institutions to measure the wider impact of their work by tracking and analyzing media coverage of their publications and findings.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target: newsflo ltd
Newsflo monitors and analyses the media impact of individual research papers, researchers and institutions. Developed with leading UK universities, the technology caters to the needs of both researchers and institutions looking to track the media reach of their work.
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closed 11/20/2019 via PR Newswire

IXL Learning, acquired Education.com Inc.

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform used by 8 million students, has acquired Education.com, the leading online education destination serving more than 23 million teachers, parents, and homeschoolers. Education.com offers more than 30,000 digital and printable learning resources for pre-K to 5th grade.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies, and Spanish. With over 60 billion questions asked and answered around the world, IXL helps schools successfully use technology to improve education. "
target: Education.com Inc.
Education.com is a leading online education destination for teachers, parents, and homeschoolers. The company's early learning platform was designed to be tailored to every child's unique interests and needs and can be accessed across a variety of digital platforms.
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closed 11/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Liaison International, Inc., acquired Spectrum Edu Solutions

synopsis: Liaison International, the leader in admissions management solutions, announced that it has acquired Spectrum Edu Solutions, a leading provider of CRM and marketing solutions for higher education institutions. With the addition of Spectrum, Liaison's offerings now span the entire lifecycle of enrollment management and student marketing.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Liaison International, Inc.
Liaison provides enrollment management solutions to more than 4,500 higher education programs. They have built strong relationships with educational associations and power some of the most admired admissions offices in the country with their Centralized Application Service (CAS™) solutions. "
target: Spectrum Edu Solutions
Spectrum is an innovator in Higher Ed recruitment, providing groundbreaking software and marketing solutions to colleges around the country. They lead the market by combining higher education enrollment practices with cutting-edge CRM marketing platform technology to create admission programs.
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closed 9/28/2015 via PR Web

College Raptor merged with PowerSchool Inc.,

synopsis: College Raptor, the nation’s only college matching platform that estimates each student’s potential financial aid, and PowerSchool Group LLC, the world’s leading learning company, are joining forces. College Raptor uniquely helps students discover college matches based on academic, cultural, and financial fit.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the most widely used student information system (SIS), delivers a network of integrated systems that helps K-12 school districts manage all mission-critical administrative processes and instructional data using one cohesive solution. "
target: College Raptor
College Raptor builds products to help prospective students, parents, high school counselors, and college enrollment managers resolve some of the biggest challenges related to college planning, financing and enrollment.
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closed 12/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired YouVisit

synopsis: Education firm EAB has acquired YouVisit, the leading provider of virtual tour and interactive web content for higher education. The addition of YouVisit’s technology platform, together with its expertise in immersive content creation, further enhances EAB’s ability to help colleges and universities find, engage, and enroll new students.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,500 institutions. "
target: YouVisit
YouVisit is the leading provider of virtual tour and interactive web content for higher education. YouVisit’s patented technology platform layers 360-degree photos and videos with other media types to create highly immersive web experiences.
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