Like Evanced Solutions, Inc.

closed 5/18/2011 via BusinessWire

DEMCO, Inc., acquired Evanced Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: DEMCO, Inc., a leading library supplier, has announced the acquisition of Evanced Solutions, a market leader in developing and distributing solutions allowing libraries to web-enable their services and streamline day-to-day management tasks. Evanced Solutions offers software and dedicated service for libraries of all types and budgets.
buyer parent: Wall Family Enterprise
buyer: DEMCO, Inc.
DEMCO provides product and service solutions to libraries and schools to help them better meet the needs of their communities. Products include a full range of supplies, equipment, furniture and technology including a comprehensive interior design service for libraries and schools nationwide. "
target: Evanced Solutions, Inc.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Evanced Solutions offers software and dedicated service for libraries of all types and budgets. Online tools include event calendaring with online registration, meeting room booking, summer reading management, and library materials vending.
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closed 2/28/2020 via BusinessWire

Veritas Capital, acquired Campus Management Corp.

synopsis: An affiliate of Veritas Capital has acquired Campus Management and Edcentric from Leeds Equity Partners. Campus Management is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions and services that transform higher education institutions. Edcentric is the leading provider of institutional effectiveness software to over 1,400 education institutions.
buyer: Veritas Capital
Veritas Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Campus Management Corp.
Campus Management is a leading provider of cloud-based SIS, CRM and ERP solutions and services that transform higher education institutions. Edcentric is the leading provider of institutional effectiveness software to over 1,400 education institutions.
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closed 10/23/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Serenic Software, acquired K12 Enterprise

synopsis: Sylogist Ltd., a provider of enterprise information management solutions, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Serenic Software Inc., has acquired the assets of K12 Enterprise (K12E) and Sunpac Systems (Sunpac), both providers of ERP solutions to the kindergarten to grade 12 local education authorities marketplace in the United States.
buyer parent: Sylogist Ltd.
buyer: Serenic Software (US:SENCF:$0.00)
Serenic Software is an industry-leading publisher of mission-critical software products that satisfy the unique and sophisticated functionality requirements of nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and public sector agencies. "
target parent: Jitasa
target: K12 Enterprise
K12 Enterprise offers a complete, scalable SaaS financial/HR/Analytics solution built on their proven Navigator ERP with Microsoft Dynamics at its core. Sunpac, a legacy solution provider, is the largest supplier of large, local education authority solutions in North Carolina.
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$3.52
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$3
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announced 12/7/2016 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, will acquire SunGard K-12

synopsis: PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the SunGard K-12 business from FIS. A leading provider of school administrative software solutions, SunGard K-12 offers cloud-enabled enterprise resource planning and regional student information system software.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: 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. "
target parent: Fidelity National Financial
target: SunGard K-12
SunGard K-12 is the leading provider of school administrative software solutions that enhance district performance. Their solutions provide support for student information management, assessment development and analysis, curriculum mapping, special education, and financial and HR management.
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closed 7/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

Ray Biztech, acquired QuickEdmin

synopsis: Information technology (IT) services provider Ray Business Technologies Pvt. Ltd has bought QuickEdmin from software development firm LastMile IT Systems Pvt. Ltd. QuickEdmin is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) tool which allows educational institutions to manage all back-office operations seamlessly.
buyer: Ray Biztech
Ray Business Technologies Private Limited is a Global Information Technology (IT) Services and Solutions company. They provide cutting-edge IT Solutions to Enterprises worldwide, enabling them to utilize available resources effectively and manage the operations. "
target parent: LastMile IT Systems Pvt. Ltd
target: QuickEdmin
QuickEdmin is a cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) tool which allows educational institutions to manage all back-office operations seamlessly.
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closed 4/2/2015 via BNC Analysis

CoCubes.com, acquired Edcited.com

synopsis: CoCubes.com has acquired a majority stake in Edcited.com, a provider of cloud-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) tools for educational institutions like schools, colleges, and coaching classes. It gives real time updates about students to parents, delivers curriculum, and also helps in managing operations.
buyer: CoCubes.com
CoCubes.com is India's largest assessment and campus hiring platform. They work with 450+ corporate across fresher's and lateral's, 2600+ colleges, and 1 million+ students through our platform running > 500,000 assessments each year in 250+ cities. "
target: Edcited.com
Edcited.com is a leading provider of ERP solutions globally. They offer a cloud based, Software as a Service (SAAS) platform that provides Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions to educational institutes.
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announced 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Adapt IT Holdings Limited, will acquire Wisenet Information Systems

synopsis: Adapt IT is acquiring Australia’s Wisenet Group and Wisenet SG. Wisenet provides SaaS learning relationship management system to vocational training institutions. The Wisenet Group was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Melbourne, with regional offices in New Zealand and Singapore.
buyer: Adapt IT Holdings Limited (JSE:ADI:$97.24)
Based in South Africa, Adapt IT provides a variety of specialized turnkey IT solutions and services to the Education, Financial Services and Mining & Manufacturing sectors. Its services and solutions span the IT life-cycle from consulting and application design through to delivery and support. "
target: Wisenet Information Systems
Based in Australia, Wisenet provides a Software as a Service Learning Relationship Management System (Student Lifecycle Management and Compliance) to vocational training institutions called Registered Training Organisations.
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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 9/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Axiell Group AB, acquired CultureConnect

synopsis: Axiell, the world’s leading software and services provider for the cultural sector, announced the acquisition of CultureConnect, an award-winning technology company headquartered in New York City that empowers cultural institutions to easily create beautiful and dynamic digital experiences that broaden audience engagement onsite and online.
buyer: Axiell Group AB
Axiell Group AB is an IT company that is specialised in providing services to the culture sector, archives, museums and libraries. The company offers advanced and tailored solutions to customers in many parts of the world. "
target: CultureConnect
CultureConnect is an award-winning technology company empowering museums, libraries, attractions, and cultural organizations to deliver engaging digital experiences to audiences online, in-gallery, or on personal devices.
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closed 11/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Yoni Groupe, acquired Decalog

synopsis: Groupe Yoni, a leader in specialized software solutions for the Watchmaking, Jewelery, Goldsmith and Collective Catering businesses, has acquired Decalog. Collaborating with thousands of librarians, archives and museums, DECALOG develops advanced software solutions that enables institutions to manage the full spectrum of library materials.
buyer: Yoni Groupe
A family business for over 30 years, Groupe Yoni specializes in publishing business software for professionals in the Watch and Jewelery, Goldsmithing and Collective Catering industry. "
target: Decalog
Collaborating with thousands of librarians, archives and museums, DECALOG develops advanced software solutions that enables institutions to manage the full spectrum of library materials, archives, collections and processes and to empower patrons to identify and obtain the information they need.
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closed 11/4/2013 via Company Press Release

SirsiDynix, acquired EOS International

synopsis: SirsiDynix, a library management technology company, announced the acquisition of EOS International, a California-based technology company that develops award-winning solutions for legal, government, corporate, medical, and other special library customers.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: SirsiDynix
SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. "
target: EOS International
For over 30 years, Electronic Online Systems (EOS) International has been developing, marketing and supporting award-winning library automation and knowledge management solutions for thousands of special libraries worldwide.
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closed 10/24/2011 via BusinessWire

SydneyPLUS, purchased Special Library Business from Inmagic, Inc.

synopsis: SydneyPLUS and Inmagic, Inc. announced the acquisition of Inmagic’s special library business by SydneyPLUS. The special library business includes Inmagic’s DB/Text® Library Suite of products, a full-featured library management system that combines highly flexible information management tools with a Web-based integrated library system.
buyer: SydneyPLUS
Leading organizations around the globe use SydneyPLUS knowledge management solutions for MS SQL and Oracle to increase collaboration amongst staff, improve customer service, eliminate redundant processes and to enhance productivity. "
seller: Inmagic, Inc.
Inmagic’s DB/Text® Library Suite of products is a full-featured library management system that combines highly flexible information management tools with a Web-based integrated library system to easily manage, publish, and access library and resource center assets.
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announced 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., will acquire Relais International, Inc.

synopsis: OCLC has agreed to acquire Relais International, a leading interlibrary loan solution provider based in Ottawa, Canada. Relais has been working with libraries for more than 20 years to provide solutions for the full range of interlibrary loan and consortial resource sharing services. Relais D2D solution is the market leader in consortial borrowing.
buyer: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. "
target: Relais International, Inc.
Relais International has been working with libraries for more than 20 years to provide solutions for the full range of interlibrary loan, document delivery, and consortial resource sharing services. Their Relais D2D solution integrates the end-user discovery experience with request management.
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closed 3/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH, acquired zetcom

synopsis: Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH, a long-term investment holding company in Germany, has acquired a majority stake in zetcom Group AG, a Swiss provider of inventory management solutions for museums and non-profit organizations. zetcom's MuseumPlus solution provides real-time museum management and fully documents any type of collection.
buyer: Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH
Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen (HQIB) is a long-term investment holding that acquires and develops small- and medium-sized companies in the German-speaking region. HQIB creates substantial value-add for their portfolio companies through their profound operational and strategic experience. "
target: zetcom
zetcom is a Swiss provider of inventory management solutions for museums and non-profit organizations. zetcom's robust and efficient MuseumPlus solution supports the complex needs of museums and archives. MuseumPlus provides real-time museum management and fully documents any type of collection.
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closed 7/7/2017 via PR Newswire

Great Hill Partners LLC, acquired Charms Office Assistant

synopsis: Great Hill Partners, a private equity that seeks to partner with rapidly growing middle market companies, has acquired Charms Office Assistant, a web-based software solution for the music education sector. Charms provides music teachers with a better way to manage and organize their libraries, student records, inventory, and parent communication.
buyer: Great Hill Partners LLC
Great Hill Partners is a private equity that seeks to partner with rapidly growing middle market companies operating in the following sectors: business services, financial technology, healthcare technology, Internet, logistics, media/communications, software and transaction processing. "
target: Charms Office Assistant
Charms Office Assistant is a web-based software solution for the music education sector. Charms provides music teachers with a better way to manage and organize their libraries, student records, inventory, and parent communication.
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closed 8/21/2017 via BusinessWire

Lucidea, acquired Eloquent Systems

synopsis: Lucidea, the leading provider of library automation and knowledge management solutions to organizations worldwide, has acquired Eloquent Systems. Eloquent, based in Vancouver, BC, is an applications developer offering mobile-friendly knowledge management software for professionals who manage archives, libraries, museums and records.
buyer: Lucidea
Lucidea, based in Canada, is the developer of a full portfolio of solutions including SydneyEnterprise, LawPort, LookUp Precision, Argus, CuadraSTAR, Inmagic Presto and GeniePlus, offering KM and library automation systems that deliver improved access to organizational knowledge. "
target: Eloquent Systems
Eloquent Systems, Inc., or Eloquent, is a Canada-based applications developer of knowledge management software for professionals who manage archives, libraries, and records. They provide tools for organizing information about physical and digital assets so that all stakeholders find what they need.
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closed 11/7/2017 via PR Newswire

Shore Group Associates, acquired LabSpot

synopsis: Shore Group Associates has acquired LabSpot and Greensight Data. LabSpot is the first ever comprehensive software for designing, managing, tracking, and assessing a school's scholarly projects curriculum. Their product, ResearchConnection.com is a centralized, searchable database of researcher profiles from across over 30 schools.
buyer parent: ClearPoint Investment Partners
buyer: Shore Group Associates
Shore is a leading data solutions provider to top-tier financial services, healthcare companies, and educational institutions, solving some of their most complex data challenges. Shore enables businesses to efficiently extract and enrich critical information and improve key decision making. "
target: LabSpot
LabSpot is the first ever comprehensive software for designing, managing, tracking, and assessing a school's scholarly projects curriculum. Their product, ResearchConnection.com is a centralized, searchable database of researcher profiles from across over 30 schools.
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announced 7/13/2017 via PR Web

Quad Partners, will acquire Cayuse, Inc.

synopsis: Quad Partners, a private equity firm focused on the education industry, will acquire Cayuse, Inc. from Evisions Inc., a provider of software solutions for the higher education industry. Cayuse provides fully integrated proposal, award and compliance solutions for universities, healthcare and research institutes, and small research organizations.
buyer: Quad Partners
Quad Partners was founded in 2000 to make value-added private investments in the education industry. Today, Quad is one of the most active investors in privately-owned education companies in the United States. "
target parent: Evisions Inc.
target: Cayuse, Inc.
Cayuse provides cloud-based solutions for universities, healthcare and research institutes, and small research organizations. They provide fully integrated proposal, award and compliance solutions that streamline sponsored project life-cycle management from proposal to award to close-out.
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closed 1/17/2012 via PR Newswire

Evisions Inc., acquired Cayuse, Inc.

synopsis: Evisions is acquiring Cayuse, Inc. to consolidate two leaders in higher education software solutions. This win-win move unites Evisions' enterprise reporting, form management, data transformation and payment processing solutions with Cayuse's web-based solutions for research management.
buyer: Evisions Inc.
Evisions, Inc. is a leading provider of software solutions to higher education institutions throughout the world. Evisions, with over 800 higher education clients, offers industry-leading solutions for enterprise reporting, form management, data transformations and payment processing. "
target: Cayuse, Inc.
Cayuse, Inc. is the creator of Cayuse 424, the leading web-based software solution that powers the collaborative grant proposal development for over 100 higher education and private research customers.
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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 5/18/2011 via BusinessWire

DEMCO, Inc., acquired Evanced Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: DEMCO, Inc., a leading library supplier, has announced the acquisition of Evanced Solutions, a market leader in developing and distributing solutions allowing libraries to web-enable their services and streamline day-to-day management tasks. Evanced Solutions offers software and dedicated service for libraries of all types and budgets.
buyer parent: Wall Family Enterprise
buyer: DEMCO, Inc.
DEMCO provides product and service solutions to libraries and schools to help them better meet the needs of their communities. Products include a full range of supplies, equipment, furniture and technology including a comprehensive interior design service for libraries and schools nationwide. "
target: Evanced Solutions, Inc.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Evanced Solutions offers software and dedicated service for libraries of all types and budgets. Online tools include event calendaring with online registration, meeting room booking, summer reading management, and library materials vending.
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closed 5/18/2011 via BusinessWire

DEMCO, Inc., acquired Evanced Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: DEMCO, Inc., a leading library supplier, has announced the acquisition of Evanced Solutions, a market leader in developing and distributing solutions allowing libraries to web-enable their services and streamline day-to-day management tasks. Evanced Solutions offers software and dedicated service for libraries of all types and budgets.
buyer parent: Wall Family Enterprise
buyer: DEMCO, Inc.
DEMCO provides product and service solutions to libraries and schools to help them better meet the needs of their communities. Products include a full range of supplies, equipment, furniture and technology including a comprehensive interior design service for libraries and schools nationwide. "
target: Evanced Solutions, Inc.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Evanced Solutions offers software and dedicated service for libraries of all types and budgets. Online tools include event calendaring with online registration, meeting room booking, summer reading management, and library materials vending.
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closed 12/20/2010 via BusinessWire

DEMCO, Inc., acquired Highsmith

synopsis: DEMCO, Inc., a leading library supplier, has acquired the assets of Highsmith, an award-winning educational products and library supplier, from W.W. Grainger Inc., the leading broad-line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating products serving business and institutions.
buyer parent: Wall Family Enterprise
buyer: DEMCO, Inc.
DEMCO provides product and service solutions to libraries and schools to help them better meet the needs of their communities. Products include a full range of supplies, equipment, furniture and technology including a comprehensive interior design service for libraries and schools nationwide. "
target parent: W.W. Grainger, Inc.
target: Highsmith
Highsmith is a distributor of furnishings, equipment and supplies for school and public libraries. From consumable items like labels and book tape to extensive shelving configurations, Highsmith has everything customers need to Reach Every ReaderSM that enters the library.
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closed 5/14/2013 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Ebook Library

synopsis: ProQuest has completed its acquisition of Ebook Library (EBL), significantly expanding its e-book delivery and aggregation capabilities with libraries worldwide. EBL is a leading global ebook aggregator, serving academic, corporate and research libraries worldwide.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest LLC is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based electronic publisher and microfilm publisher. It provides archives of sources such as newspapers, periodicals, dissertations, and aggregated databases of many types. Its content is estimated at 125 billion digital pages. "
target parent: Ebooks Corporation
target: Ebook Library
Ebook Library offers more than 300,000 e-books from more than 500 publishers to libraries around the world and counts some of the world's most prestigious academic and research institutions among its customers.
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closed 6/1/2015 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Coutts Information Services Limited

synopsis: ProQuest has completed the acquisition of Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary from Ingram Content Group. ProQuest is beginning to integrate assets such as Coutts' expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms that include not only MyiLibrary but OASIS as well.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target parent: Ingram Industries
target: Coutts Information Services Limited
Coutts Information Services Limited provides a range of physical and digital services to the book industry. It serves publishers, small presses, institutions, associations, information professionals, academic libraries, and government organizations.
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closed 1/5/2009 via BusinessWire

Journey Education Marketing, Inc., acquired Academic Superstore

synopsis: Journey Education Marketing, Inc., the leading multi-channel software marketer to K-12 and post-secondary education, announced that it has acquired Austin-based Academic Superstore, one of the fastest-growing, education-focused e-tailers in North America.
buyer: Journey Education Marketing, Inc.
Journey Education Marketing, Inc. is the leading multi-channel software marketer to the K-12 and post-secondary academic markets. It sells to students, faculty, staff, educational institutions and public school districts. "
target: Academic Superstore
Academic Superstore is committed exclusively to academic customers, offering thousands of top hardware and full-version software titles at great discounts. We have partnered with the top technology manufacturers to bring excellent service and prices to students, schools, and teachers.
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closed 4/4/2006 via PR Newswire

Schoolpop, Inc., acquired OneCause

synopsis: Vesdia, a leader in outsourced loyalty marketing technology and services, and Schoolpop, the largest nontraditional fundraising company for schools and nonprofits, announced their acquisition of OneCause, an online shopping fundraising program for private Catholic and Lutheran schools and churches.
buyer parent: Rakuten Inc.
buyer: Schoolpop, Inc.
Schoolpop brings together store, catalog and online merchants with parents and the community to raise money for K-12 schools and youth organizations nationwide. "
target: OneCause
OneCause is a unique fundraising system. Onecause.com is a virtual mall of over 300 merchants who designate a percentage of all sales to a qualified not-for-profit organization that you choose to support.
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closed 8/31/2006 via Company Press Release

Transcontinental Inc., acquired Chenelière Éducation

synopsis: Transcontinental announced today it has acquired Chenelière Éducation, the largest French-language educational resources publisher in Canada. Chenelière Éducation is a leader in the creation, development, adaptation, translation, publishing, promotion and distribution of French-language educational resources.
buyer: Transcontinental Inc. (TSX:TCL.A:$2,325.88)
Transcontinental Inc. is Canada’s leading printer of direct marketing products, inserts, flyers, books and newspapers, and a strong second in the printing of magazines, catalogues and directories. "
target: Chenelière Éducation
A French-language publisher of educational resources, Chenelière Éducation has more than 2000 authors writing for every level of education. Its catalogues list more than 5500 titles from well-known names such as Beauchemin, Chenelière/McGraw-Hill, Gaëtan Morin Éditeur and Graficor.
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Pearson Education, acquired Paravia Bruno Mondadori Editori

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, today announced the acquisition of an 80% stake in Paravia Bruno Mondadori Editori (PBM), one of Italy's leading educational publishing companies.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. "
target: Paravia Bruno Mondadori Editori
Paravia Bruno Mondadori publishes for all types of Italian schools (primary, lower secondary, upper secondary) and across all subjects (modern languages, maths, science, humanities, grammar/literature, social sciences and vocational) and has a catalogue of more than 3,000 school titles.
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closed 10/1/2005 via Company Description

Sverica International, acquired Creative Catalog Concepts

synopsis: Sverica acquired Creative Catalog Concepts, the leading publisher of product catalogs, other print and electronic marketing collateral in the school supplies industry.
buyer: Sverica International
Sverica International is a leading private equity firm with over $425 million of assets under management across three funds. The firm acquires, invests in and actively builds companies that are or could become leaders in their industries. "
target: Creative Catalog Concepts
Creative Catalog Concepts is the leading publisher of product catalogs and other print and electronic marketing collateral in the school supplies industry.
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closed 5/23/2016 via PR Newswire

Spire Capital Partners, L.P., acquired OCM, Incorporated

synopsis: Dominus Capital, L.P., a leading middle-market private equity firm, announced the sale of On Campus Marketing to Spire Capital. On Campus Marketing is the largest provider of affinity programs for universities and colleges across the United States.
buyer: Spire Capital Partners, L.P.
Spire Capital is an active and experienced private equity firm with an investment focus in small market companies within the business services, information services, education, media and communications sectors. "
target parent: Dominus Capital, L.P.
target: OCM, Incorporated
On Campus Marketing is the largest provider of affinity programs for universities and colleges across the United States. The Company utilizes university-branded direct marketing targeted at the parents of college students to sell a diversified group of products.
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closed 9/30/2009 via BusinessWire

Barnes & Noble Inc., acquired Barnes & Noble College Booksellers

synopsis: Barnes & Noble, Inc. the world’s largest bookseller, completed the previously announced acquisition of privately held Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, Inc. ("College"). College is a leading contract operator of college bookstores in the United States and has now become a wholly owned subsidiary of BKS.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Inc. (BKS:$3,583.39)
Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world’s largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 777 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through Barnes & Noble.com, one of the Web’s largest e-commerce sites. "
target: Barnes & Noble College Booksellers
Based in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, Barnes & Noble College Booksellers is a leading, privately held contract operator of college bookstores in the United States.
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closed 9/18/2006 via PR Newswire

Freeload Press, Inc., acquired Textbook Revolution

synopsis: Freeload Press, Inc. has purchased Textbook Revolution in a strategic move designed to add more products, expand services and increase resources for college students and other learners around the country. The combined companies will provide extensive resources for students searching for affordable textbooks.
buyer: Freeload Press, Inc.
Freeload Press, Inc. publishes e-textbooks using advertising and corporate sponsorship to reduce costs. The company publishes its own college textbooks and distributes both Freeload Press publications and other publishers’ textbooks. "
target: Textbook Revolution
Textbook Revolution catalogs and hosts free textbooks and websites that could replace books. Each link in the catalog is carefully reviewed and tagged so that users can quickly find and compare books.
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announced 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation, will acquire Findel Education Limited

synopsis: Public sector procurement consortium Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) has entered an agreement to acquire Findel Education, a provider of school supplies, from Studio Retail Group plc. Findel Education is the leading International supplier of great value school supplies, teaching and educational resources.
buyer: Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation
For over 40 years Yorkshire Purchasing Organisation (YPO) has supplied the public sector with products and services to help drive efficiency savings. YPO uses bulk buying power to achieve the best prices for customers on supplies and everything from stationery to electricity. "
target parent: Studio Retail Group plc
target: Findel Education Limited
Findel Education is the leading International supplier of great value inspirational Early Years, Primary and Secondary school supplies, teaching and educational resources.
price ($mm)
$67
rev ($mm)
$109
EBITDA ($mm)
$7
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0.6x
EV / EBITDA
10.2x
closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bertram Books, acquired Education Umbrella

synopsis: Bertram Books has acquired Education Umbrella, a leading supplier of books and digital learning resources. Bristol-based Umbrella Education provides print and digital learning resources to schools around the world.
buyer parent: Aurelius AG
buyer: Bertram Books
Bertram Books is a leading UK B2B books wholesaler. Bertram offers bespoke services, from complete stock management tools to direct fulfilment for internet retailers. "
target: Education Umbrella
Bristol-based Umbrella Education provides print and digital learning resources to schools around the world. Founded in 2011, the company has launched Education Umbrella Press, a digital publishing platform and technologies including TECbook, an online eBook system.
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closed 2/24/2016 via Company Press Release

Follett Corporation, acquired ClassBook.com

synopsis: Follett announced that it has acquired ClassBook, one of the K-12 education industry’s leaders in customized online bookstores that serve schools, teachers, parents and students. ClassBook provides private and parochial schools with 24/7 bookstores, streamlining and personalizing the ordering and fulfillment process for print and digital textbooks.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run. Follett works with 80,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: ClassBook.com
ClassBook is a leading online textbook and eTextbook retailer founded in 1992, serving primary and secondary private schools. The company pioneered the highly customizable online virtual bookstore that streamlined the buying process for students and their families.
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closed 5/8/2014 via BNC Analysis

Hopscotch Wholesale Trading Pvt. Ltd., acquired SkoolShop.com

synopsis: Hopscotch, a portal that sells products for children, has acquired an online school supplies retailer SkoolShop. Their product range includes Text Books, Work Books, Activity Books, School Bags, CD-ROMs, Flash Cards, Learning Electronics, Art Packs, Craft Kits, Science Kits, E-Learning, Educational Holidays, etc.
buyer: Hopscotch Wholesale Trading Pvt. Ltd.
Hopscotch is an online store offering insider access to today’s top baby and kids brands from around the world, at unbeatable prices. From apparel, to shoes, and other goodies, they hand select the best styles and products for parents, their baby, and their children. "
target parent: Blume Venture Advisors
target: SkoolShop.com
SkoolShop.com is an online retailer for school & education. Their product range includes Text Books, Work Books, Activity Books, School Bags, CD-ROMs, Flash Cards, Learning Electronics, Art Packs, Craft Kits, Science Kits, E-Learning, Educational Holidays, etc.
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cancelled 1/28/2013 via

Bayside Capital, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of School Specialty, Inc.

synopsis: School Specialty Inc. (SCHS ), a Greenville-based provider of K-12 educational materials and school supplies, reported reaching an asset purchase agreement with an affiliate of Bayside Capital, Inc., pursuant to which School Specialty proposes to sell its assets as a going concern via. a court-supervised sale process.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Bayside Capital, Inc.
Bayside Capital is a credit oriented investment firm with more than $4.5 billion under management. Focused on middle market companies, they invest across several segments of the primary and secondary debt capital markets with an emphasis on long term returns. "
target: School Specialty, Inc. (OTCPK:SCOO:$674.03)
School Specialty is the industry's largest provider of educational products, services and programs including Classroom Supplies, Arts products, Special Needs Resources, Math, Science, Reading, Physical Education, planning, etc.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$694
EBITDA ($mm)
$38
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0.0x
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0.0x
closed 1/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired Really Good Stuff

synopsis: Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced that its portfolio company, Excelligence Learning Corporation, has acquired Really Good Stuff, Inc. Headquartered in Monroe, CT, Really Good Stuff is a multi-channel marketer of innovative classroom products and teaching tools used primarily in grades K-8.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor and retailer of education products which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools and families. Excelligence offers a broad array of products designed for both classroom and home use. "
target: Really Good Stuff
Really Good Stuff, Inc. is a branded, multi-channel designer and marketer of classroom products and teaching tools, primarily serving grades K-8. The company markets its products through its print, digital and social media channels, as well as its dedicated sales force.
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closed 10/19/2016 via BNC Analysis

Prima Music, acquired Music Treasures

synopsis: Prima Music, announced that it has acquired Music Treasures, one of the foremost music gift and novelty companies serving the music and dance educator, retailer, musician, and student throughout North America and the world.
buyer: Prima Music
Prima Music is an internet-based music company located in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 2003, Prima Music has quickly grown to become one of the top five internet-based suppliers of printed music to music teachers, students, and musicians through the world. "
target: Music Treasures
Music Treasures Company has been serving the needs of music and dance educators, musicians, and students since 1968. The company has expanded the product line to over 5000 items and began publishing and distributing a 150 page catalog.
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closed 4/28/2006 via Company Press Release

Electric Word Plc, acquired Incentive Plus

synopsis: Electric Word plc, the specialist information publisher, announced the acquisition of Incentive Plus Limited and Incentive Publishing Limited, for a total cash consideration of £2.05 million. Both businesses are closely affiliated to and supply the educational markets which Electric Word serves and for which it holds large databases.
buyer: Electric Word Plc (AIM:ELE:$3.47)
Electric Word is a specialist information business that serves the sport and education sectors. Our range of products and services includes newsletters, magazines, websites, events, books, special reports and bespoke research. "
target: Incentive Plus
Educating Young People for Responsible Participation In Society. Incentive Plus supports all those in education in recognising the importance of educating for responsible participation in Society.
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$4.08
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closed 3/31/2005 via

Random House, Inc., purchased a minority stake in American Reading Company

synopsis: Random House, the world's biggest publisher of consumer books, said on Wednesday its investment arm has become a significant minority shareholder in Philadelphia-based American Reading Co., but financial terms were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann AG
buyer: Random House, Inc.
Random House, Inc., the world's largest English language trade publisher, provides the best in fiction, nonfiction, and children's books. Random House is a division of Bertelsmann AG, one of the foremost media companies in the world. "
target: American Reading Company
Founded by Jane Hileman and a team of veteran educators, the idea for American Reading Company grew out of the real-world experience of reading success—and failure—in both urban and suburban classrooms. She and her colleagues established American Reading Company for two missions: First, to provide t
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closed 7/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Noah Education merged with Rainbow Education Holding Limited,

synopsis: Noah Education Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of education services in China, has merged with Rainbow Education Holding Limited. Noah owns and operates 48 high-end kindergartens, five primary and secondary schools and operates 10 supplemental education centers, which focuses on English language training for children aged 3-12.
buyer: Rainbow Education Holding Limited
Rainbow Education Holding Limited is a holding company based in China. "
target: Noah Education (NED:$37.23)
Noah Education Holdings Ltd. is a leading provider of education services in China. The Company operates in three different segments, with a focus on English language training, high-end kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, and supplemental education.
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