Like Selago Design Inc.

closed 11/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Axiell Group AB, acquired Selago Design Inc.

synopsis: Axiell Group AB, developer and supplier of systems and services for archives, libraries, museums and schools, has acquired Canadian company Selago Design Inc. Selago Design Inc. has been developing and supplying collections management and public access software for museums and archives for more than 20 years.
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: Selago Design Inc.
Selago Design Inc. has been developing and supplying collections management and public access software for museums and archives for more than 20 years. Their flagship product, Mimsy XG, is used by organisations ranging from small business collections to large national museums.
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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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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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closed 2/4/2019 via BusinessWire

SchoolMint, acquired SureWatch

synopsis: SchoolMint, a company that provides a cloud-based student enrollment and school choice platform to PreK-12 school systems worldwide, has acquired SureWatch Campus Management, a modular and scalable student safety and campus management system that was designed for use in all school environments.
buyer parent: BV Investment Partners
buyer: SchoolMint
SchoolMint provides a cloud-based student enrollment and school choice platform to PreK-12 school systems worldwide. Schools choose SchoolMint to streamline all aspects of student enrollment – student registration management, application, lottery, school choice management and document uploads. "
target: SureWatch
SureWatch Campus Management is a modular and scalable student safety and campus management system that was designed for use in all school environments including pre-school, K-12, and higher education levels.
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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 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 1/1/2007 via BNC Analysis

Computer Software Innovations, Inc., acquired McAleer Computer Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Computer Software Innovations, Inc., a provider of software and technology solutions to public sector organizations, announced that it has completed the acquisition of McAleer Computer Associates, Inc. based in Mobile, Alabama.
buyer parent: VerticalBuyer, Inc.
buyer: Computer Software Innovations, Inc. (CSWI:$55.05)
Computer Software Innovations, Inc. develops proprietary fund accounting software applications and provides network integration solutions for local government and education. "
target: McAleer Computer Associates, Inc.
McAleer Solutions, Inc. is a solutions provider in all areas of educational management. McAleer provides innovative solutions through software, hardware, forms & printing, and consultation.
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announced 9/8/2017 via Reuters

CHIeru Co., Ltd., will acquire Collabo

synopsis: CHIeru, a provider of software & system products for Japanese schools, will acquire Collabo, a developer of monitoring software for universities. Collabo's ClassView scheduling software allows users to see what computers and rooms are being used and when they are free to use. Their LostGuard software helps prevent the loss of computer devices.
buyer: CHIeru Co., Ltd. (JASDAQ:3933:$18.73)
One of CHIeru's primary goals is producing ICT environments for teaching & learning in schools. They provide software & system products reflecting new teaching methods in lecture fields such as learning management systems, e-learning systems, class support/CALL systems for active learning, etc. "
target: Collabo
Collabo develops monitoring software for universities. Their ClassView scheduling software allows users to see what computers and rooms are being used and when they are free to use. Their LostGuard software helps prevent the loss of computer devices, such as USBs, SD cards, and external hard drives.
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closed 2/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Transition Capital Partners, acquired Hayes Software Systems

synopsis: Transition Capital Partners (“TCP”), a Dallas-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hayes Software Systems (“Hayes”). Hayes is the leader in inventory control SaaS software and services for the K-12 education market, providing solutions designed to assist school districts in effectively managing their inventories.
buyer: Transition Capital Partners
Transition Capital Partners (“TCP”) is a Dallas, TX based, family office funded, private investment firm. Founded in 1993, TCP has successfully invested in over 40 lower middle market companies spanning a diverse array of industries. "
target: Hayes Software Systems
Hayes Software Systems specializes in providing industry leading solutions focused on school asset management and textbook inventory management. The results are increased efficiencies, time and cost savings, and powerful reporting.
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cancelled 6/25/2010 via Capital IQ

Helix Design and Creation, Inc. cancelled merger with Coastal Capital Acquisition Corp.,

synopsis: Coastal Capital Acquisition Corp. Cancelled the Acquisition of Helix Design and Creation, Inc.
buyer: Coastal Capital Acquisition Corp.
Coastal Capital Acquisition Corp. is a development stage company, which operates as a consulting company. We acquire controlling and or minimal interests in development and startup stage businesses and assist them in the development and implementation of their specific business models. "
target: Helix Design and Creation, Inc.
Helix Design and Creation is a software provider to the Residence Life Housing Market. Their solutions include Front Desk Suite, Case Tracker, Damage Billing, and Staff Manager.
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closed 2/21/2008 via PR Newswire

Roper Industries, Inc., acquired The CBORD Group, Inc.

synopsis: Roper Industries, Inc. has acquired The CBORD Group, Inc., the leading supplier of card systems and integrated security solutions to higher education, healthcare and other markets, in a transaction valued at $367 million, including $23 million in tax benefits that can be utilized over time.
buyer: Roper Industries, Inc. (ROP:$5,405.00)
Roper Industries is a market-driven, diversified growth company with trailing twelve month revenues of $2.2 billion. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including water, energy, radio frequency and research/medical applications. "
target parent: Sterling Investment Partners
target: The CBORD Group, Inc.
The CBORD Group provides service to the campus-wide needs of higher-education facilities. CBORD works with a variety of clients and markets, providing cashless and ID card control systems, housing management systems, online ordering service, and the Student Advantage discount membership program.
price ($mm)[EV]
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closed 6/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Accruent, LLC, acquired EMS Software, LLC.

synopsis: Accruent, the world’s leading provider of physical resource management solutions, has acquired EMS Software. The EMS Software solutions manage, monitor and control every aspect of meeting rooms, classrooms, gathering spaces, and office hoteling through a single platform.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Accruent, LLC
Accruent is a software company that helps organizations achieve superior performance by transforming how they manage their physical resources. Its cloud-based software and services enable organizations to optimize all stages of real estate, facilities and asset management. "
target: EMS Software, LLC.
The EMS Software solutions manage, monitor and control every aspect of meeting rooms, classrooms, gathering spaces, and office hoteling through a single platform. EMS Software removes the barriers to inspired work by connecting people, tools and technology within a single platform.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sumeru Equity Partners, acquired GoGuardian

synopsis: GoGuardian, a Los Angeles-based provider of device management and internet filtering software for Chromebooks used in K-12 schools, has raised money as part of a strategic investment from Sumeru Equity Partners. Sumeru is now a majority shareholder of the company.
buyer: Sumeru Equity Partners
Sumeru Equity Partners is a technology-focused private equity firm. The company invests in building leaders in software, technology enabled services, and hardware. SEP partners with management teams and adds value through deep sector expertise and the application of strategic and operating services."
target: GoGuardian
GoGuardian provides Chromebook management solutions that keep students safer online and make teaching easier. They provide tools for teachers to help them connect with their students, safely guide them through online content, and manage technology in the classroom.
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closed 3/7/2018 via Company Press Release

Kinetic Solutions, acquired Occam Systems Limited

synopsis: Kinetic Solutions, a company in the UK that provides events management and student accommodation solutions, has acquired Occam Systems, a UK-based provider of student accommodation management software. Occam's solutions are used by universities across the UK to manage their student applications, room allocations, room offers, and invoicing.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Kinetic Solutions
Kinetic Solutions is a company in the UK that provides events management and student accommodation solutions to the Higher Education market. Its core products focus on integrated conferencing and venue management software as well as comprehensive student accommodation solutions. "
target: Occam Systems Limited
Occam Systems is a UK-based provider of student accommodation management software. Approximately 1 in 4 universities across the UK utilize Occam's software solutions to manage student applications, room allocations, room offers, and invoicing.
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closed 7/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Investcorp, acquired Impero

synopsis: Investcorp, a leading manager of alternative investment products, has acquired Impero, a provider of online student safety, classroom and school network management software. Impero's flagship product, Impero Education Pro, gives teachers visibility of students’ computers, allowing them to monitor performance and block inappropriate web use.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$452.00)
Investcorp is a leading manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp focuses on generating investor and shareholder value through a disciplined investment approach in four lines of business: corporate investment, real estate, alternative investment solutions, and credit management. "
target parent: Connection Capital LLP
target: Impero
Impero offers ICT and networking solutions for schools, colleges and universities in almost 40 countries. Its core software product, Impero Education Pro, gives teachers real-time visibility of students’ computers, allowing them to monitor performance and block inappropriate web use.
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closed 5/24/2017 via PR Newswire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired Results Squared Limited

synopsis: Leading UK business-critical software provider, IRIS Software Group, is announcing it has acquired Results Squared. Results Squared offers a range of solutions including School Asset Manager, a complete asset management system using the latest cloud and mobile app technology. This is complemented with a parent engagement service.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS is one of the most trusted business critical software and services providers in the UK. Iris offers the greatest range of specialist accountancy, financial management, human resource management and payroll solutions - delivered as a choice of integrated on premise software and cloud-based apps."
target: Results Squared Limited
Results Squared offers a range of solutions including School Asset Manager, a complete asset management system using the latest cloud and mobile app technology. This is complemented with a parent engagement service, allowing schools to securely engage with parents.
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closed 8/29/2016 via Company Press Release

Bellrock Property & Facilities Management, acquired Concerto Support Services

synopsis: Bellrock, one of the UKs leading Facilities Management (FM) and Property Management (PM) businesses, has acquired Concerto Support Services, a company that provides secure, web based software solutions for asset management, facilities management, project management and business performance management.
buyer: Bellrock Property & Facilities Management
Bellrock provides smart property & facilities management solutions for retail, healthcare, education and corporate clients throughout the UK & Ireland. "
target: Concerto Support Services
The Concerto property asset and project management software suite provides flexible, web based, off-the-shelf solutions for asset, project and facilities management. Aimed at large organisations and departments, Concerto has a user group of over 60 Local Authorities, Universities and more.
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announced 3/24/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

HL Technology Group Limited, will acquire Yao Neng Developments Limited

synopsis: HL Technology, an electronics company in China, is acquiring Yao Neng Developments Limited, a company that develops an online service platform relating to smart campus and management platform systems, community and professional training platform systems, and smart city comprehensive administration services platform systems.
buyer: HL Technology Group Limited (SEHK:1087:$321.97)
HL Technology Group, specializing in the computer, consumer electronics and communication fields, is focused on providing external signal cable assembly, notebook internal signal cable assembly, power cord assembly, wire & cable, antenna for the fields of IT, telecommunication, LCD TV and more. "
target: Yao Neng Developments Limited
Yao Neng Developments Limited, through its subsidiary, develops an online service platform relating to smart campus and management platform systems, community and professional training platform systems, and smart city comprehensive administration services platform systems.
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closed 1/7/2015 via Company Press Release

Volaris Group Inc., acquired Kinetic Solutions

synopsis: Volaris Group Inc. announced that it has acquired Kinetic Solutions Ltd. a leading provider of comprehensive solutions for student accommodation, conference and event management to Higher Education institutions, venues and conference centres.
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: Kinetic Solutions
Kinetic Solutions has been serving the Housing and Conferencing departments within the Higher Education market. Its core products focus on integrated conferencing and venue management software as well as comprehensive student accommodation solutions to manage the entire student housing process.
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closed 11/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Axiell Group AB, acquired Selago Design Inc.

synopsis: Axiell Group AB, developer and supplier of systems and services for archives, libraries, museums and schools, has acquired Canadian company Selago Design Inc. Selago Design Inc. has been developing and supplying collections management and public access software for museums and archives for more than 20 years.
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: Selago Design Inc.
Selago Design Inc. has been developing and supplying collections management and public access software for museums and archives for more than 20 years. Their flagship product, Mimsy XG, is used by organisations ranging from small business collections to large national museums.
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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 3/19/2015 via BNC Analysis

Axiell Group AB, acquired Elib AB

synopsis: Axiell Group AB has acquired a 70% stake in Elib AB. Founded in 2000, Elib was established to meet the market's eBook demand, and has come to function as the hub of the Swedish digital book market. Elib sells around 25,000 eBooks per month and lends 130,000 eBooks to libraries.
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: Elib AB
Elib is Scandinavia’s leading producer and distributor of downloadable and streaming audiobooks and e-books. They supply technical solutions for a secure and reliable distribution. Elib’s customer base covers the whole distribution chain from publishing houses to libraries and retailers.
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closed 11/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Axiell Group AB, acquired Selago Design Inc.

synopsis: Axiell Group AB, developer and supplier of systems and services for archives, libraries, museums and schools, has acquired Canadian company Selago Design Inc. Selago Design Inc. has been developing and supplying collections management and public access software for museums and archives for more than 20 years.
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: Selago Design Inc.
Selago Design Inc. has been developing and supplying collections management and public access software for museums and archives for more than 20 years. Their flagship product, Mimsy XG, is used by organisations ranging from small business collections to large national museums.
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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 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 11/4/2013 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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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 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 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 3/6/2013 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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