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closed 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

FACTS Management Company, acquired RenWeb School Management Software

synopsis: FACTS Management, the leader in payment plan solutions for K–12 schools, has acquired RenWeb School Management Software, one of the leading school information systems for private and faith-based schools.
buyer parent: Nelnet, Inc.
buyer: FACTS Management Company
FACTS is committed to enhancing the financial stability and affordability of educational institutions. FACTS offers a comprehensive suite of services including tuition management, payment administration and processing, and financial needs assessment. "
target: RenWeb School Management Software
RenWeb School Management Software is the leading provider of next generation internet-based school management software. RenWeb’s powerful system uses the web to automate the flow of information between school administration, the classroom and home from a single integrated database.
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closed 3/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Global Payments, Inc., acquired Sentral Pty Ltd

synopsis: Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions, announced that it has acquired Sentral Education, Australia’s most comprehensive cloud-based school management platform.
buyer: Global Payments, Inc. (GPN:$3,454.43)
Global Payments develops software, and partners with providers to deliver highly competitive ecommerce and omnichannel solutions in a global economy. Their products enable customers to offer seamless payment experiences in-person, online, on device, and over the phone across a wide range of markets."
target: Sentral Pty Ltd
Sentral is Australia’s most comprehensive cloud-based school management platform. With it’s web-based suite of modules, Sentral provides a single comprehensive interface for the management, tracking and reporting of data for school administration, online learning and student management.
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

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

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

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired InfoSnap, Inc.

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

Blackbaud, Inc., acquired WhippleHill Communications

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

Harris School Solutions, acquired JR3 Education Associates, LP

synopsis: Harris School Solutions, the premier provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, charter schools, and Continuing Education programs across North America, has acquired JR3 Education Associates, the creator of an innovative software that combines a School Business Management system with a Student Information system, all in a single solution.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: JR3 Education Associates, LP
JR3 offers educational management systems for school districts. Their WebSmart software is a web-based, easy to use system to track students and handle the school’s business office functions. Their JDox software lets school districts access digital documents from their desktops.
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closed 3/6/2014 via BNC Analysis

Tribal Group plc, acquired Sky Software Pty Limited

synopsis: Tribal Group has acquired the entire issued share capital of Sky Software Pty Limited. Sky Software is a provider of cloud-based student management systems to the vocational and higher education markets in Australia, the Asia Pacific region and elsewhere in the world.
buyer: Tribal Group plc (TRB.L:$103.37)
Tribal Group is a leading provider of systems and solutions to the UK and international education, training and learning markets. Their extensive expertise and collaborative style have made them a trusted partner to their customers. Tribal has 1,300 staff and customers across five continents. "
target: Sky Software Pty Limited
Sky Software is the leading provider of smart, cloud-based education solutions to the tertiary and private education markets across Asia Pacific. It provides smart and sophisticated ICT solutions to education providers.
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$3.63
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closed 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kriyo, acquired ClassVita

synopsis: KRIYO, a Preschool and Daycare Management Platform, announced that it is joining hands with Jaipur based Classvita, an education technology startup focussed on providing Digital management solution to the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Industry. ClassVita streamlines all the operations at Pre-Schools & Daycares in an efficient manner.
buyer: Kriyo
KRIYO is a One-Stop Digital Platform for Preschools & Daycares to manage everything right from Enquiries, Admissions, Fee Payments, Parent Communication, School Bus Tracking, and get Business Insights. Educators can efficiently manage their business while easily sending updates to parents. "
target: ClassVita
Jaipur based Classvita is an education technology startup focussed on providing Digital management solution to the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Industry. ClassVita streamlines all the operations at Pre-Schools & Daycares in an efficient manner.
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announced 5/15/2019 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Kinderlime

synopsis: Procare Software, a global leader in child care management solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kinderlime Inc., a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Kinderlime
Kinderlime Inc. is a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions. By simplifying licensing paperwork, attendance, parent billing, staffing and parent connections, Kinderlime has operationalized over 5,000 schools nationwide.
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announced 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Advent International, will acquire Transaction Services Group

synopsis: Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Transaction Services Group (“TSG”), a leading provider of business management software and integrated payments solutions to the Health & Fitness and Childcare verticals.
buyer: Advent International
Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors. As of December 31, 2018, the firm had $36 billion (€31 billion) in assets under management, which does not include the $17.5 billion (€15.6 billion) raised for GPE IX. "
target: Transaction Services Group
Transaction Services Group (TSG) is a leading global revenue management solutions company that provides business management software, integrated payments, and value-added services to clients around the globe.
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closed 8/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Russmedia International AG, acquired Little Bird GmbH

synopsis: Russmedia International AG, an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe, has acquired a majority stake in Little Bird, a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services.
buyer parent: Russ Media
buyer: Russmedia International AG
Founded in 2017, Russmedia International AG is an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe. They support entrepreneurs throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. The company also manages the digital businesses of the Russmedia Group. "
target: Little Bird GmbH
Little Bird is a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services. Their solutions allows parents to find childcare services that suits their needs and childcare service providers to more efficiently manage their business.
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announced 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC

synopsis: Procare Software (Procare), a global leader in child care management solutions, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC, a leading online Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of dynamic operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities, school districts and community education centers.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Cirrus Group LLC
Cirrus Group LLC is a SaaS provider of operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities and school districts. Cirrus Group's solutions enable their clients to manage their enrollment, participant payments, staff scheduling and government compliancy requirements.
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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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announced 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Transaction Services Group, will acquire Xplor Australia

synopsis: Transaction Services Group (TSG), a global leader in revenue management solutions, will acquire Xplor, a leading Australian ed-tech company focused on child care services. Xplor's SaaS platform and mobile solutions help child care centres to easily manage and automate all aspects of their operations.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Transaction Services Group
TSG is a global provider of integrated software and payment solutions to the health & wellness and childcare sectors. TSG helps gyms, community clubs, and childcare centres manage their members and customer, driving member retention and revenue performance while reducing costs. "
target: Xplor Australia
Xplor is a leading Australian ed-tech company focused on child care services. Xplor offers a range of products for supporting administrators, educators and parents. Their SaaS platform and mobile solutions help child care centres to easily manage and automate all aspects of their operations.
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closed 12/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Faria Education Group, acquired SchoolsBuddy

synopsis: Faria Education Group Limited, an international education systems and services provider, through its wholly-owned UK subsidiary, has acquired a majority interest in SchoolsBuddy, an activities management and payments solution serving more than 240 of the world’s leading international schools.
buyer: Faria Education Group
Faria Education Group was founded in 2006 to transition schools from paper onto a curriculum-focused learning platform. Today, Faria powers curriculum for more than 10,000 schools and districts and three million students. "
target: SchoolsBuddy
SchoolsBuddy is the complete extra-curricular management system available on both web and mobile. Designed for staff, students and parents, SchoolsBuddy features online signup, allocation, management, payments, and attendance for after school activities.
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announced 4/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Onex Corporation, will acquire PowerSchool Group LLC

synopsis: Onex Corporation and Vista Equity Partners announced Onex will acquire a stake in PowerSchool Group LLC from Vista, which will also invest new capital in the business. Onex And Vista Equity Partners will become equal partners In Powerschool, the leading education technology platform for K-12 schools.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$6,895.00)
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Through its Onex Partners and ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide secure and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management.
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closed 10/30/2017 via PR Newswire

BV Investment Partners, acquired SchoolMint

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

Education Brands, acquired Ravenna Solutions

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

Education Brands, acquired SchoolSpeak

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

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Pearson plc has sold its PowerSchool business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most widely used web-based SIS in North America.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on software and technology businesses. Vista Equity Partners understands the software business model and has specific operational improvements to create value, which they combine with a unique perspective. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most used web-based SIS in North America.
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closed 5/31/2019 via AP - Associated Press

ManageBac, acquired Curriculum Trak

synopsis: Faria Education Group Limited, a leading K-12 education technology company, through its wholly owned subsidiary ManageBac, has acquired Dynamic Internet Solutions (DIS), the provider of Curriculum Trak, a curriculum mapping tool for K-12 faith-based schools.
buyer parent: Faria Education Group
buyer: ManageBac
ManageBac provides a Curriculum First Learning Platform for the world's leading international schools. It was founded to transition schools off paper onto a curriculum-focused learning platform to transition schools off paper onto a curriculum-focused learning platform. "
target parent: Nelnet, Inc.
target: Curriculum Trak
DIS provides the leading curriculum management platform for K-12 faith-based schools with its Curriculum Trak system. Curriculum Trak’s unique Faith Learning Integration allows teachers to easily align key conceptual spiritual understandings with curriculum, lesson plans, and learning outcomes.
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closed 1/7/2016 via PR Web

RenWeb School Management Software, acquired Dynamic Internet Applications

synopsis: RenWeb, a FACTS company and the leader in school management solutions for K-12 private schools, has acquired Dynamic Internet Applications (DIA). The company is a leading provider of online website and fundraising tools for schools, churches, and nonprofits.
buyer parent: Nelnet, Inc.
buyer: RenWeb School Management Software
RenWeb School Management Software’s solutions help administrators take back their day from tedious administrative tasks. Their automated services help administrators manage school information like student/family demographics, courses, and classes in one place. "
target: Dynamic Internet Applications
Dynamic Internet Applications, LLC designs Website and fundraising tools for schools, churches, and nonprofits.
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closed 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

FACTS Management Company, acquired RenWeb School Management Software

synopsis: FACTS Management, the leader in payment plan solutions for K–12 schools, has acquired RenWeb School Management Software, one of the leading school information systems for private and faith-based schools.
buyer parent: Nelnet, Inc.
buyer: FACTS Management Company
FACTS is committed to enhancing the financial stability and affordability of educational institutions. FACTS offers a comprehensive suite of services including tuition management, payment administration and processing, and financial needs assessment. "
target: RenWeb School Management Software
RenWeb School Management Software is the leading provider of next generation internet-based school management software. RenWeb’s powerful system uses the web to automate the flow of information between school administration, the classroom and home from a single integrated database.
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closed 6/2/2016 via PR Newswire

FACTS Management Company, acquired Private School Aid Service

synopsis: FACTS Management, the leader in school management solutions for private and faith-based K–12 schools, has acquired the business of Private School Aid Service (PSAS), a company focused on providing need analysis services for private schools.
buyer parent: Nelnet, Inc.
buyer: FACTS Management Company
FACTS is committed to enhancing the financial stability and affordability of educational institutions. FACTS offers a comprehensive suite of services including tuition management, payment administration and processing, and financial needs assessment. "
target: Private School Aid Service
Private School Aid Service (PSAS) provides a comprehensive service that handles all aspects of the financial aid application and verification process. PSAS has experience serving the parochial, private school, and scholarship community with consistency and accountability.
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closed 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

FACTS Management Company, acquired RenWeb School Management Software

synopsis: FACTS Management, the leader in payment plan solutions for K–12 schools, has acquired RenWeb School Management Software, one of the leading school information systems for private and faith-based schools.
buyer parent: Nelnet, Inc.
buyer: FACTS Management Company
FACTS is committed to enhancing the financial stability and affordability of educational institutions. FACTS offers a comprehensive suite of services including tuition management, payment administration and processing, and financial needs assessment. "
target: RenWeb School Management Software
RenWeb School Management Software is the leading provider of next generation internet-based school management software. RenWeb’s powerful system uses the web to automate the flow of information between school administration, the classroom and home from a single integrated database.
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closed 10/5/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Blackbaud, Inc., acquired SmartTuition

synopsis: Blackbaud, Inc., the leading provider of software and services for the worldwide philanthropic community, announced the acquisition of Smart Tuition. Smart Tuition is a leading provider of payment software and services for private schools and parents.
buyer: Blackbaud, Inc. (BLKB:$807.42)
Blackbaud combines innovative software and services, and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud and on-premise solutions, as well as a resource network that empowers and connects organizations of all sizes. "
target: SmartTuition
Smart Tuition is a leader in providing a robust student billing and payments processing platform through its SaaS school accounts receivables offering. Smart Tuition supports the educational mission of faith based schools, as well as independent private schools across the United States.
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announced 7/4/2018 via BNC Analysis

Manappuram Finance Ltd, will acquire Indian School Finance Company Pvt Ltd

synopsis: Manappuram Finance Ltd, a NBFC ("non banking financial company") that provides multiple loan services, is planning to acquire Indian School Finance Company Pvt Ltd (ISFC), a NBFC that provides financial solutions and services to educational institutions.
buyer: Manappuram Finance Ltd (BSE:531213:$395.23)
Manappuram Finance Limited is a non banking financial company. They provide fund and fee based services in India. The company offers gold loans, SME and micro finance, forex and money transfer services, commercial vehicle loans, and many other services. "
target: Indian School Finance Company Pvt Ltd
Based in India, Indian School Finance Company Private Limited (ISFC) provides financial solutions and services to education institutions and entrepreneurs managing such institutions, to help improve quality of education imparted to students.
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closed 12/9/2019 via BusinessWire

E-Trade Financial Corp., acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: E*TRADE Financial Corporate Services, Inc. has acquired Gradifi, a student loan benefit and financial wellness provider. The deal meaningfully bolsters the E*TRADE Corporate Services offering to include financial wellness and student loan solutions as part of a comprehensive benefits platform.
buyer: E-Trade Financial Corp. (ETFC:$2,986.00)
The E*TRADE Financial family of companies provides financial services, including trading, investing, banking, and managing employee stock, securities products and services, commodity futures and options, student loan benefit plans, and more. "
target parent: General Atlantic, LLC
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is leading the way in providing innovative financial benefits that empower employers to help brighten the financial futures of their employees with contributions to their student loans, options to refinance their loans, and help save for their children’s educational futures.
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closed 4/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Reverence Capital Partners LLC, acquired Transact Campus Inc

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that the company has completed the sale of its Blackboard Transact business unit to Reverence Capital Partners, LP. Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric.
buyer: Reverence Capital Partners LLC
Reverence Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on thematic investing in leading global, middle-market financial services businesses through control and influence oriented investments. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Transact Campus Inc (ONE:$152.00)
Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric. Transact's open enterprise-class cloud platform enables mission-critical capabilities that translate into superior student and family experiences.
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Lumni, acquired Paytronage, Inc.

synopsis: Lumni, an international financial technology company focused on increasing the affordability and accessibility of higher education, announced the acquisition of Paytronage, a 9-month old NYC-based direct-to-consumer marketplace for income share agreements (ISAs).
buyer: Lumni
Lumni is the world's largest and most-established player in the emerging income share agreements (ISA) space, having originated and serviced nearly 10,000 ISAs across Latin America. "
target: Paytronage, Inc.
Founded in August 2017, Paytronage launched as a direct-to-consumer marketplace connecting institutional lenders to students interested in taking out income share agreements. Paytronage launched at the University of Pennsylvania with a focus on offering ISAs to Ivy League students.
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Nelnet, Inc., will acquire Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation

synopsis: Nelnet, one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S., announced it has entered into a definitive and binding agreement with Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation to acquire 100% of the stock of their student loan servicing company, Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc.
buyer: Nelnet, Inc. (NNI:$824.49)
Nelnet is one of the leading educational finance companies in the U.S. and is focused on providing quality student loan products and services to students and schools nationwide. "
target: Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation
Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Great Lakes and its parent affiliated group have been helping students access higher education since 1967. They provide support to make higher education accessible, the financial aid process simpler, and the possibility of paying for college real.
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closed 12/12/2016 via BusinessWire

First Republic Bank, acquired Gradifi, Inc.

synopsis: First Republic Bank announced it has acquired Gradifi Inc., a Boston-based student loan repayment technology platform to assist the nation's 44 million student loan borrowers. Gradifi pioneered the SLP Plan (Student Loan Paydown), a technology and service platform used by employers to make direct contributions to employees’ student loans.
buyer parent: General Atlantic, LLC
buyer: First Republic Bank (FRC:$3,197.47)
First Republic and its subsidiaries offer private banking, private business banking and private wealth management, including investment, trust and brokerage services. First Republic specializes in delivering exceptional, relationship-based service, with a commitment to responsiveness and action. "
target: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based student loan pay down provider with the first innovative solution to the nation's $1.3 trillion student loan debt problem. The company is led by a management team that brings decades of combined experience in consumer financial services and entrepreneurial ventures.
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Follett Corporation, acquired Valore

synopsis: Follett Corporation, a global leader in education and entertainment content distribution, announced it has acquired Valore Inc. and the ValoreBooks marketplace solution for students and bookstores to buy, sell and rent college textbooks online.
buyer: Follett Corporation
Follett has been a trusted partner to PreK-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Follett is a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. "
target: Valore
Valore offers innovative solutions that eliminate the inefficiencies throughout the textbook industry, and bring more affordable textbooks and higher quality courseware to students, bookstores, professors, and schools.
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Blackboard Inc., acquired Higher One, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., the world's leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, completed its acquisition of Higher One Holdings, Inc. The acquisition will allow for collaboration between CASHNet, the market software leader in secure online payment of tuition and fees, and the Blackboard Transact business line.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One partners with colleges and universities to lower their administrative costs and to improve graduation rates. They provide an array of payment, refund disbursement and data analytics and management tools to institutions that help them save money and enhance institutional effectiveness.
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$186 [$173]*
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$161
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closed 3/2/2016 via BNC Analysis

CordiaGrad, acquired CordiaGrad

synopsis: Jack Zoeller, the founder of Cordia Bancorp, relinquished his role as CEO of the company in conjunction with his purchase and independent spin-off of CordiaGrad, a student loan refinance company that launched within the bank last year. CordiaGrad refinance for both undergraduate or graduate degrees and accept applications from nearly 1,000 schools.
buyer: CordiaGrad
CordiaGrad is a student loan refinancing program designed to reward student loan borrowers, who achieved well in school, started a career, and have taken care of their credit, with a low-cost refinance loan. "
target parent: Cordia Bancorp Inc.
target: CordiaGrad
CordiaGrad is a student loan refinancing program designed to reward student loan borrowers, who achieved well in school, started a career, and have taken care of their credit, with a low-cost refinance loan.
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closed 12/22/2015 via PR Newswire

Gradifi, Inc., acquired SmarterBucks

synopsis: Gradifi, a Boston-based startup, announced the acquisition of the SmarterBucks program from Valore. SmarterBucks provides members a variety of ways to earn value and apply it towards paying down student loan debt. Members participate by shopping at the SmarterBucks.com Marketplace, completing online surveys and by earning rewards with a debit card.
buyer: Gradifi, Inc.
Gradifi is a Boston-based start-up providing an innovative solution to the nation's student loan debt problem. By partnering with companies to develop employer SLP Plans (Student Loan Paydown), rewards programs and brand loyalty programs, Gradifi empowers students to repay their loan debt. "
target parent: Valore
target: SmarterBucks
SmarterBucks is a revolutionary rewards program that helps users pay down their student loans faster and for less. Users earn rewards on the money spent on brands featured in the SmarterBucks marketplace, and those rewards become extra student loan payments on any student loan.
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announced 12/16/2015 via BusinessWire

BankMobile, will purchase Disbursements Business from Higher One, Inc.

synopsis: Higher One Holdings, Inc. announced that it reached an agreement to sell substantially all of the assets and certain of the liabilities of its Disbursements business, including the OneAccount, to BankMobile. Higher One’s Disbursements business includes its proprietary Refund Management® Disbursement Service and the OneAccount.
buyer parent: Customers Bank
buyer: BankMobile
BankMobile provides personal and commercial banking services through an online platform. It is the first bank in the U.S. With their app, customers can simply snap a photo to upload your driver’s license, deposit checks and even pay bills. "
seller: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One’s Disbursements business includes its proprietary Refund Management® Disbursement Service and the OneAccount. Refund Management® streamlines the financial aid refund disbursement process and the OneAccount is an FDIC-insured checking account offered through Higher One’s bank partners.
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$37
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closed 8/5/2015 via BNC Analysis

Affirm, acquired Lendlayer

synopsis: Affirm, a next-generation consumer finance company, has completed the acquisition of LendLayer, an online social lending platform that enables users to pay for their education. LendLayer provides lending for accelerated learning programs like Hackbright Academy.
buyer: Affirm
Affirm is a next-generation consumer finance company providing shoppers with instant point-of-sale financing for online purchases. Affirm’s data-driven approach looks beyond a standard credit score to reach broader consumer populations. "
target: Lendlayer
LendLayer, Inc. operates an online social lending platform that enables users to pay for their education. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in San Francisco, California
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closed 12/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems Inc., acquired ECSI

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors, has expanded its Campus Solutions division by acquiring ECSI, a leading provider of cost-effective, customized payments processing solutions for the higher education industry.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. is a payments processor that delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, school solutions, loyalty marketing services, campus solutions, payroll and related business solutions and services to more than 250,000 business and education locations nationwide. "
target: ECSI
ECSI supports the entire life cycle of higher education and post-graduation school/student services, including student loan payment processing, default solutions, refund services, tuition payment plans, electronic billing and payment, tax document services, and business outsourcing.
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$38
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closed 4/27/2011 via BusinessWire

ESM, acquired BridgeSpan Financial LLC

synopsis: ESM acquired BridgeSpan Financial, a creator of unique solutions to forecast and manage student loan borrower delinquency and default. ESM will offer the Student Loan Chaperone service to schools, delivering personalized counseling and coaching for students to explore repayment options that fit their needs and lifestyles.
buyer: ESM
ESM provides student lifecycle solutions to help institutions enroll, graduate and place students. As a premier Business Process Outsourcer, ESM operates the largest education-only contact center in the country. "
target: BridgeSpan Financial LLC
BridgeSpan Financial LLC is an education finance company established in 2008 with the mission of creating better solutions for forecasting and managing student loan borrower delinquency and default.
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closed 12/2/2009 via PR Newswire

SimpleTuition Inc., acquired TuitionCoach

synopsis: SimpleTuition, Inc., the premier destination for personalized student loan research and comparison, has acquired TuitionCoach, the leading website for personalized college financial guidance. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer: SimpleTuition Inc.
SimpleTuition is committed to helping students and parents figure out how to make college affordable. SimpleTuition.com features interactive tools for a personalized approach to understanding the college funding system and available education financing options. "
target: TuitionCoach
TuitionCoach is a personalized internet-based program that guides families step-by-step through the college financial aid process, offering: expert tips for completing financial aid applications; analysis of college funding options; and email consultation.
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announced 5/18/2009 via PR Newswire

Freshman Fund, Inc. will be merged with Wee Web,

synopsis: Wee Web, the private sharing service for families, and Freshman Fund, the college savings gift registry, announced an agreement to merge the two companies. Together, continuing under the name Wee Web, these services create a single destination for families to stay connected and facilitate education savings.
buyer: Wee Web
Wee Web helps families share moments and stay connected - no matter where everyone lives. As a simple, secure and private service, Wee Web makes it easy for parents to keep family and friends involved in their kids' rapidly changing lives so no one misses the special moments that happen only once. "
target: Freshman Fund, Inc.
Freshman Fund is an easy way for parents, relatives and friends to contribute gift money to college savings. Birthdays, holidays and other events could be opportunities for a more meaningful, practical gift. As every parent knows, the sooner you start saving, the easier it is.
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closed 1/24/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Flywire, acquired OnPlan Holdings LLC

synopsis: Flywire, a provider of global payment and receivables solutions for education, healthcare, and business, announced the acquisition of OnPlan Holdings LLC, the parent company of OnPlanU and OnPlan Health. OnPlan Health is a web portal and payment solution. OnPlanU is a student billing and payment solution.
buyer: Flywire
Flywire is a leading provider of international payment solutions, connecting businesses and institutions with other businesses and consumers on six continents. Flywire is used by over 1,300 organizations across 18 countries around the world. "
target: OnPlan Holdings LLC
OnPlan Holdings LLC, the parent company of OnPlanU and OnPlan Health. OnPlan’s vertical-specific solutions address key revenue lifecycle management needs in healthcare and higher ed. OnPlan Health is a web portal and payment solution. OnPlanU is a student billing and payment solution.
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closed 9/27/2017 via BusinessWire

ReliaMax, acquired FUTR Corporation

synopsis: ReliaMax, the complete private student lending solutions provider for banks, credit unions, schools and alternative lenders, announced it has acquired the assets of FUTR Corporation, a San Francisco- and Texas-based private student loan servicing provider.
buyer: ReliaMax
ReliaMax has redefined private student lending. Through its complete Private Student Loan Platform-as-a-Service solution ReliaMax enables lenders to quickly, easily and safely help student borrowers finance their education so they can realize their education goals. "
target: FUTR Corporation
FUTR is a private student loan servicer focused on bringing together technology and quality service to provide transparency and insight that borrowers need to manage private student loans.
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closed 1/20/2016 via BusinessWire

Flywire, acquired ScholarFX

synopsis: Flywire, a leading provider of cross-border payment solutions, announced the acquisition of Toronto-based ScholarFX, a respected processor of tuition, room and board payments for international students attending universities and other educational institutions in Canada.
buyer: Flywire
Flywire is a leading provider of high-ticket cross-border payment solutions, connecting institutions with consumers from around the world. Introduced as a way for international students to pay their tuition for studies abroad, Flywire is welcomed by almost 900 educational institutions. "
target: ScholarFX
ScholarFX is a respected processor of tuition, room and board payments for international students attending universities and other educational institutions in Canada. They served international students living at on-campus residences across Canada by moving, shipping, storage and dormitory products.
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