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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 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 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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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 11/28/2019 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 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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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 3/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Axiell Group AB, acquired Adlib Information Systems BV

synopsis: Axiell Group AB acquired Dutch company, Adlib Information Systems, which develops innovative yet sustainable software solutions which simplify the processes of managing and sharing collections of all types. The acquisition improves Axiell's presence, particularly in countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and Ireland.
buyer: Axiell Group AB
Axiell Group AB develops and supplies IT and Web systems and services to archives, libraries, and museums. It offers Axiell Arena, a Web based solution, which enables libraries, museums, or archives to share information with its visitors; and visitors to share their points of view. "
target: Adlib Information Systems BV
Adlib Information Systems is a specialist software company with a history of service to the library, museum and archive sector. Their range of software products streamline the processes of collections and knowledge management in cultural institutions, universities and businesses all over the world.
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closed 12/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Baker & Taylor, Inc., acquired Bridgeall Libraries Ltd.

synopsis: Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, announced it acquired Bridgeall Libraries, a fast-growing Glasgow, Scotland-based technology company that has developed innovative collection performance improvement software.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor, Inc. is the world's largest distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries and retailers worldwide. "
target: Bridgeall Libraries Ltd.
Based in Glasgow, U.K., Bridgeall Libraries Ltd. has developed smartsm® and collectionHQ®, the world leading Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM®) solutions. EBSM® is the complete library stock improvement methodology, which analyses historic and current information about stock use.
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closed 5/31/2010 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired The Learning Edge North America

synopsis: The Learning Edge International has joined Pearson, a global leader in education, technology and services. Pearson’s mission is to increase access to educational opportunities and improve student outcomes worldwide.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: The Learning Edge North America
The Learning Edge International provides solutions for educators so they can more effectively manage Digital Learning Resources using EQUELLA - a world class Digital Repository. EQUELLA is a mature, robust Digital Repository that integrates to your existing Learning Management System.
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announced 5/13/2019 via PE Hub

RLDatix, will acquire iContracts, Inc

synopsis: RLDatix, a patient safety software platform based in the UK and Canada, has agreed to acquire iContracts, a Bridgewater, New Jersey-based provider of contract, policy and revenue management solutions to the healthcare and life sciences industries.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: RLDatix
RLDatix is a driving force for innovation in patient safety. Bringing together the best of RL Solutions and Datix, RLDatix is the world’s largest software company focused exclusively on patient safety, with more than 3,000 customers in 19 countries around the globe. "
target parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
target: iContracts, Inc
iContracts is a leading cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of contract management and compliance solutions for healthcare, education and industrial customers.
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closed 6/25/2007 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired Naviance

synopsis: Hobsons U.S., the leader in elevating colleges’ and universities’ enrollment strategies, has acquired Naviance, the leading provider of planning and advising systems for secondary schools. With innovative educational products and services, Hobsons U.S. will now reach the education community from K-12 to higher education and beyond.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: Naviance
Naviance is the leading provider of Web-based academic planning and advising systems for schools. The Naviance Network includes more than 25,000 educators and counselors serving nearly 2.4 million students in 42 countries who use WorkspaceK12 to support their comprehensive counseling programs.
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closed 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Information Services, acquired Stacks Inc.

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced the acquisition of Stacks Inc., a leading library and research web platform. EBSCO partnered with the company in 2016 to release Stacks, a hosted content management system for libraries.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection. "
target: Stacks Inc.
Stacks Inc. is a leading library and research web platform. Stacks technology is designed to simplify the process of creating online content for libraries. It is the first turnkey, responsive web platform with plug and play integrations and mobile apps connected in real time.
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closed 4/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Transaction Services Group, acquired PerfectMind Inc.

synopsis: TSG, an Advent portfolio company and leading global provider of business management software, integrated payments, and value-added services to the Health and Fitness, Childcare and Education, and Boutique markets, has acquired PerfectMind Inc., a provider of software for the Parks and Recreation industry, primarily in Canada and the United States.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Transaction Services Group
TSG (Transaction Services Group) is a leading revenue management solutions company that provides business management software, integrated payments, and value-added services to clients around the globe. TSG's focus is on the health and fitness, childcare and early education, and boutique markets. "
target: PerfectMind Inc.
PerfectMind Inc., based in British Columbia, is the creator of an activity registration, facility booking, and membership management platform. It serves member-based organizations including municipalities, residents' associations, school districts, academic institutions, and recreation centers.
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closed 5/15/2019 via BNC Analysis

Embrace Software Inc., acquired Class Systems

synopsis: Embrace Software, a Montreal based company focused on the acquisition and operation of niche software, has acquired Infospeed, a provider of enterprise software solutions specialised for the language school industry. Infospeed’s flagship product Class Systems is a cloud-based administration and booking system.
buyer: Embrace Software Inc.
Embrace acquires and operates niche software that provides industry specific solutions. Embrace believes best practices followed by enterprise software are equally relevant for small software businesses. "
target: Class Systems
Infospeed’s flagship product, Class Systems, is a cloud-based administration and booking system that manages all the business needs of schools. Since 1989, Class language school software has been popular worldwide, used by over 2,200 people in more than 250 schools.
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Harris School Solutions, acquired JR3 Education Associates, LP

synopsis: Harris School Solutions, the premier provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, charter schools, and Continuing Education programs across North America, has acquired JR3 Education Associates, the creator of an innovative software that combines a School Business Management system with a Student Information system, all in a single solution.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: JR3 Education Associates, LP
JR3 offers educational management systems for school districts. Their WebSmart software is a web-based, easy to use system to track students and handle the school’s business office functions. Their JDox software lets school districts access digital documents from their desktops.
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closed 8/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Jenzabar, Inc., acquired SONISWEB

synopsis: Jenzabar Inc., a leading provider of software, services and strategies for higher education, announced that it has acquired RJM Systems, Inc., developer of SONISWEB. The company is a provider of state-of-the-art systems developed exclusively to meet administrative needs of colleges and universities.
buyer: Jenzabar, Inc.
Jenzabar, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software, strategies, and services developed exclusively for higher education. The company offers integrated, innovative solutions to advance the goals of academic and administrative offices across the campus and throughout the student lifecycle. "
target: SONISWEB
RJM Systems, Inc., developer of SONISWEB, provide the highest quality in information management systems and services to meet the demand of higher educational institutions.
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closed 1/9/2012 via BusinessWire

Ascend Learning, acquired E*Value

synopsis: Ascend Learning, a leading provider of technology-based educational solutions for healthcare and other vocational industries, has acquired Advanced Informatics, a software company helping healthcare education programs more efficiently manage the clinical education experience of their students through its E*Value solutions.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of technology-based educational, curriculum and assessment solutions for healthcare and other vocational industries, and specializes in delivering higher-performance results for students and professionals. "
target: E*Value
Advanced Informatics is a software company helping healthcare education programs more efficiently manage the clinical education experience of their students. Through its E*Value® software, the company helps its clients manage class schedules, evaluations, outcomes measurement, etc.
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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 1/7/2015 via PR Newswire

ICV Partners, LLC, acquired SirsiDynix

synopsis: ICV Partners, LLC, a leading investment firm, announced the acquisition of SirsiDynix, a leading provider of technology solutions to libraries around the world. They connect over 300 million people with information and resources at more than 23,000 academic, public, school, government and corporate library facilities in 70 countries.
buyer: ICV Partners, LLC
Founded in 1998, ICV Partners is a leading private investment firm that supports management leaders of strong companies at the lower end of the middle market. ICV seeks to make control investments in market leading business with $25 million to $250 million in revenue. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: 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.
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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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Vista Equity Partners, acquired SirsiDynix

synopsis: SirsiDynix, the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a $1 billion private equity firm focused solely on investing in software and technology-enabled businesses.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm with $1 billion in capital focused on investing in dynamic, successful software and technology-enabled businesses. Vista seeks to partner with world-class management teams who have a long-term perspective and are committed leadership in their markets. "
target parent: Seaport Capital
target: SirsiDynix
SirsiDynix is the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries – vital institutions whose primary mission is to make sense of the vast world of information for people and communities.
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closed 8/1/2005 via BNC Analysis

Dynix merged with SirsiDynix,

synopsis: Sirsi Corporation and Dynix Corporation—the second largest and largest ILS vendors—announced this morning that they will merge. The new SirsiDynix, which will be the largest ILS vendor by far, will continue full development and support of both Sirsi’s Unicorn and Dynix’s Horizon 8.x/Corinthian.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: SirsiDynix
SirsiDynix is the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries – vital institutions whose primary mission is to make sense of the vast world of information for people and communities. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: Dynix
Dynix is the world’s leading provider of library technology solutions. Serving more than 10,000 academic, special, school, public, and consortium libraries in over 40 countries, Dynix products and services are the most widely deployed library technologies in the world.
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closed 1/13/2005 via Company Press Release

Sirsi Corp., acquired Docutek Information Systems Inc.

synopsis: Sirsi Corporation and Docutek Information Systems Inc. today jointly announced that Sirsi has acquired Docutek, a leading library technology company whose focus on e-resource and e-learning solutions is in line with Sirsi's strategy to meet the comprehensive information management needs of 21st-century libraries.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Sirsi Corp.
SirsiDynix is the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries – vital institutions whose primary mission is to make sense of the vast world of information for people and communities. "
target: Docutek Information Systems Inc.
Founded as Docutek Information Systems Inc. in 1995, Docutek, a Sirsi company, is a leader in e-learning collaboration and communications solutions for K-12, higher education, and libraries. Docutek licenses Docutek ERes, the leading electronic reserves software, and Docutek VRLplus, a leading virtu
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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 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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announced 12/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Ex Libris Ltd., will acquire Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

synopsis: Ex Libris, a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions to create, manage, and share knowledge, will acquire Innovative, a leading provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and specialty libraries.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions to create, manage, and share knowledge. It develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching, and drive student mobile engagement. "
target: Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Innovative Interfaces creates products that allow libraries to succeed in a modern technology environment and implement solutions that meet their needs. Their solutions create efficiencies that significantly reduce workload, enabling librarians to focus on their most significant responsibilities.
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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 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 12/15/2015 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Ex Libris Ltd.

synopsis: ProQuest, an information solutions provider, central to global research, has completed its acquisition of Ex Libris Group, a leading global provider of library automation solutions. The capabilities of ProQuest and Ex Libris span expertise in print, electronic and digital content, as well as solutions for library management and research workflows.
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: Golden Gate Capital
target: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries.
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One Equity Partners, acquired 3M Library Systems

synopsis: One Equity Partners Capital Advisors L.P., a partnership passionate for compelling business ideas that create synergies and growth, acquired 3M North American Library Systems and completed acquiring the remaining 3M Library Systems, a circulation management solution to customers.
buyer parent: J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.
buyer: One Equity Partners
One Equity Partners (OEP) is a leading middle-market private equity firm with $3.5 billion under management. OEP focuses on investing in family, carve-out and platform companies with a mission of expanding those companies with growth capital and through add-on mergers. "
target parent: 3M
target: 3M Library Systems
3M Library Systems business delivers circulation management solutions to library customers with on-premise hardware and software, maintenance and service, and an emerging cloud-based digital lending platform.
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Frontline Technologies Group LLC, acquired CRS Advanced Technology, Inc.

synopsis: Frontline Technologies, a leading provider of web-based tools for the K-12 education market, announced that it has acquired CRS Advanced Technology. CRS launched in 1987 with the creation of SubFinder, an automated "sub-calling" system allowing school districts to log teacher absences and schedule substitute teachers over the phone.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies provides web-based solutions for the K-12 education industry, primarily focusing on human capital management. Frontline first entered the K-12 market in 1998 with Aesop, the first automated substitute placement and absence management system to offer both the phone and web. "
target: CRS Advanced Technology, Inc.
CRS Advanced Technology, is the leading automated absence management and substitute placement solution for over 25 years. CRS serves over 1.5 million throughout the United States and Canada with its flagship software product, SubFinder, best known in the education and library markets.
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closed 1/7/2015 via PR Newswire

ICV Partners, LLC, acquired SirsiDynix

synopsis: ICV Partners, LLC, a leading investment firm, announced the acquisition of SirsiDynix, a leading provider of technology solutions to libraries around the world. They connect over 300 million people with information and resources at more than 23,000 academic, public, school, government and corporate library facilities in 70 countries.
buyer: ICV Partners, LLC
Founded in 1998, ICV Partners is a leading private investment firm that supports management leaders of strong companies at the lower end of the middle market. ICV seeks to make control investments in market leading business with $25 million to $250 million in revenue. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: 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.
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closed 10/2/2013 via Company Press Release

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., acquired HKA

synopsis: OCLC has acquired the shares of Huijsmans en Kuijpers Automatisering (HKA), a Dutch organization that develops, implements and manages systems for libraries, educational and cultural organizations. The addition of HKA, which offers the Wise line of library systems and services, enhances and extends OCLC services for libraries in the Netherlands.
buyer: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. "
target: HKA
HKA develops, implements and manages IT systems for libraries, educational and cultural organizations. This enables them to work efficiently and effectively, and be responsive to the changing needs of their audiences. Wise is HKA"s integrated system that consists of bicatWise, cWise, and educatWise.
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closed 3/20/2013 via Company Press Release

Capita PLC, acquired Micro Librarian Systems

synopsis: ISIS Equity Partners is pleased to announce the sale of Micro Librarian Systems Ltd (“MLS”) to Capita Plc. MLS is the leading provider of library and resource management systems to the UK education sector.
buyer: Capita PLC (LSE:CPI:$4,577.42)
Capita PLC is the UK's leading provider of Business Process Outsourcing and integrated professional support service solutions. With around 45,000 employees, the Group uses its expertise, infrastructure and scale benefits to transform its clients' services, driving down costs and adding value. "
target parent: ISIS Equity Partners LLP
target: Micro Librarian Systems
Micro Librarian Systems (MLS) is at the forefront of library automation. MLS is developing hand held mobile solutions, integrating library resource centre management with learning platforms and virtual learning enviornments, and most recently the development of mobile app’s.
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closed 3/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Axiell Group AB, acquired Adlib Information Systems BV

synopsis: Axiell Group AB acquired Dutch company, Adlib Information Systems, which develops innovative yet sustainable software solutions which simplify the processes of managing and sharing collections of all types. The acquisition improves Axiell's presence, particularly in countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and Ireland.
buyer: Axiell Group AB
Axiell Group AB develops and supplies IT and Web systems and services to archives, libraries, and museums. It offers Axiell Arena, a Web based solution, which enables libraries, museums, or archives to share information with its visitors; and visitors to share their points of view. "
target: Adlib Information Systems BV
Adlib Information Systems is a specialist software company with a history of service to the library, museum and archive sector. Their range of software products streamline the processes of collections and knowledge management in cultural institutions, universities and businesses all over the world.
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closed 11/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

Volaris Group Inc., acquired Gallery Systems

synopsis: Volaris Group announced that it has acquired Digital Arts and Sciences Corporation, the parent company of Gallery Systems, Inc. Gallery Systems is a vertical market software provider delivering cultural collections asset management and Web publishing software solutions to museums, corporate and private collections, and education institutions.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Volaris Group Inc. is a private investment firm. Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies enabling them to be clear leaders within their focused industry. "
target: Gallery Systems
Gallery Systems has developed collection management and web publishing software solutions for the finest cultural institutions throughout the world for years. They remain dedicated to constantly improving the way organizations manage and share their collections with their communities.
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closed 12/10/2012 via BusinessWire

Golden Gate Capital, acquired Ex Libris Ltd.

synopsis: Golden Gate Capital announced it has successfully completed its acquisition of Ex Libris Global Holdings, a worldwide leader in the provision of library automation solutions, from Leeds Equity Partners. Under the new ownership, Ex Libris will remain an independent business based in Jerusalem, run by the current management team.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based investment firm with approximately $12 billion of capital under management. Golden Gate Capital is dedicated to partnering with world-class management teams to invest in change‑intensive, growth‑oriented businesses. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of library automation solutions, offering the only comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of all materials—print, electronic, and digital. It is dedicated to developing the market’s most inventive and creative solutions.
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closed 12/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Baker & Taylor, Inc., acquired Bridgeall Libraries Ltd.

synopsis: Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, announced it acquired Bridgeall Libraries, a fast-growing Glasgow, Scotland-based technology company that has developed innovative collection performance improvement software.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor, Inc. is the world's largest distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries and retailers worldwide. "
target: Bridgeall Libraries Ltd.
Based in Glasgow, U.K., Bridgeall Libraries Ltd. has developed smartsm® and collectionHQ®, the world leading Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM®) solutions. EBSM® is the complete library stock improvement methodology, which analyses historic and current information about stock use.
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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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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 3/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Capita Group plc, acquired Talis Information Limited

synopsis: Talis Information Limited, the library division of Talis Group Ltd, has been acquired by the UK’s leading outsourcing firm, Capita Group plc. Talis Information Ltd has a range of around 100 academic and public library clients based in the UK and employs 42 staff, all of whom are based in Birmingham, UK.
buyer: Capita Group plc (LSE:CPI:$4,577.42)
A leading business process outsourcing firm, Capita operates more than 200 offices in the UK and Ireland. The company's services include such business-related help as customer service, human resource management, and information technology. "
target parent: Talis Group Ltd.
target: Talis Information Limited
Talis Information Limited provides education, linked data, and library solutions. It offers Talis Aspire, a linked data enterprise application for faculties, students, and educators.
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$30
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closed 7/18/2008 via PE Hub

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Ex Libris Ltd.

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the largest private equity fund focused exclusively on investing in the Knowledge Industries, announced today it completed the acquisition of Ex Libris Group, a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, research and national libraries.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity firm, manages the largest private equity fund in the United States focused on investments in the education, training and related business services and information industries ("Knowledge Industries"). "
target parent: Francisco Partners
target: Ex Libris Ltd.
The Ex Libris group is a worldwide supplier of software solutions and related services for libraries and information centers. The Company's flagship product, ALEPH 500, is a market leader in the field of library automation for higher education and large corporations.
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closed 1/1/2007 via

Vista Equity Partners, acquired SirsiDynix

synopsis: SirsiDynix, the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries, has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a $1 billion private equity firm focused solely on investing in software and technology-enabled businesses.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm with $1 billion in capital focused on investing in dynamic, successful software and technology-enabled businesses. Vista seeks to partner with world-class management teams who have a long-term perspective and are committed leadership in their markets. "
target parent: Seaport Capital
target: SirsiDynix
SirsiDynix is the global leader in strategic technology solutions for libraries – vital institutions whose primary mission is to make sense of the vast world of information for people and communities.
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