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closed 12/13/2016 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired School Website

synopsis: Finalsite, the leading website provider and communications platform for the education industry, announced that it has acquired School Website, the largest SaaS-based CMS software provider to schools in the UK. Following the acquisition of School Website, Finalsite will serve over 2,500 schools in more than 70 countries.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite's online learning and communications platform facilitates the distribution of digital content across school communities and in classrooms via a proprietary, SaaS-based software suite accessed through desktops and mobile devices. "
target: School Website
Founded by Daniel Clarke in 2004, School Website is the UK’s leading provider of websites to education, with a portfolio of more than 450 independent schools and 600 primary and secondary schools, as well as the UK’s leading multi-academy trusts.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Web

CivicPlus, acquired Virtual Towns & Schools

synopsis: CivicPlus, the nation’s leader in integrated technology for local government, has announced it has acquired Virtual Towns & Schools and its Drupal-based content management system (CMS). The addition will allow CivicPlus to offer a CivicCMS product solution that will expand its product portfolio & strengthen its ability to provide a right-sized CMS.
buyer: CivicPlus
CivicPlus provides tailored solutions that help clients do more with less. Through the power of their product suites, they have partnered with over 2000 local governments, streamlining their work and helping them better connect with citizens. "
target: Virtual Towns & Schools
Virtual Towns & Schools (VTS) offers a Drupal®-based content management system (CMS). VTS is the largest provider of government websites in the Northeast U.S., and in total, support 450+ municipal and K-12 clients in 15 States.
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announced 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

iFLYTEK, will acquire Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd

synopsis: Iflytek Co., Ltd. declared intent to acquire 100% stake in Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd. who is engaged in education information service, with schools and educational government agencies as customers.
buyer: iFLYTEK (SZSE:002230:$418.02)
iFLYTEK is a national key software enterprise dedicated to the research of intelligent speech and language technologies, development of software and chip products, provision of speech information services, and integration of E-government systems. "
target: Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd
Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd. designs and develops educational information software and online education public cloud platforms which include digital campus, educational cloud platform, and educational Internet of Things. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Beijing, China.
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$76
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closed 6/10/2014 via Market Watch

Diamond Municipal Solutions, acquired Dreamstalk Studios Inc.

synopsis: Diamond Municipal Solutions, a subsidiary of StarDyne Technologies Inc. announced that it has acquired Dreamstalk Studios Inc., a provider of content management and web site software and solutions to the K-12 market.
buyer parent: StarDyne Technologies Inc.
buyer: Diamond Municipal Solutions
Diamond Municipal Solutions is a gold certified Microsoft Dynamics partner focused on providing financial and revenue management software to the public sector. They help municipalities automate key business processes through the deployment of cost effective, integrated computing solutions. "
target: Dreamstalk Studios Inc.
Dreamstalk Studios has been providing K-12 educational services since 2005. Their flagship product, Breeze for Teachers, empowers even the least computer savvy teacher on staff to quickly and easily post news, events, homework assignments, sports teams, photos, videos and more.
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closed 11/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Civica, acquired Parago Software Inc

synopsis: Civica Group, a global leader in business-critical software, has acquired Parago Software, a school management software provider in the UK. Parago offers a school IT asset and estate management system. Their software enables schools, trusts and districts to more efficiently manage their PCs, software, and all of their fixed and mobile assets.
buyer parent: Partners Group Holding AG
buyer: Civica
Civica is a UK-based specialist in business critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services for the public sector and regulated markets. Their software and services support functions range from financial management and tax & benefits processing to medical records management "
target: Parago Software Inc
Parago Software is a school management software provider in the UK. Parago offers a school IT asset and estate management system. Their software enables schools, trusts and districts to more efficiently manage their PCs, software, and all of their fixed and mobile assets.
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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 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 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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closed 3/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Securly, Inc., acquired TechPilot Labs

synopsis: Securly, a company that designs and develops cloud based filtering solutions for schools, has acquired TechPilot Labs, a software development company producing mobile device management solutions with a heavy focus in the K-12 education space.
buyer: Securly, Inc.
Securly, Inc. designs and develops cloud based filtering solutions for schools. It offers In-School Filtering and Take-Home Filtering solutions for students with secure access to learning tools, such as YouTube, Google, and Wikipedia in the classroom. "
target: TechPilot Labs
TechPilot Labs is a software development company producing mobile device management solutions with a heavy focus in the K-12 education space. TechPilot products are used to manage Apple platforms as well as Chrome.
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closed 7/1/2016 via Company Press Release

BigAir, acquired CyberHound Pty Ltd.

synopsis: BigAir Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of all the shares in CyberHound Pty Ltd. CyberHound provides a fully managed security solution to the business market and is the leading provider of Cybersafety and digital learning enablement services to the education sector in Australia, currently supporting more than 350 schools.
buyer: BigAir (ASX:BGL:$57.85)
The BigAir Group is an Australian public company which has quickly grown into one of Australia’s leading providers of managed services and cloud-based solutions, networking infrastructure, and fully managed campus-based networking. "
target: CyberHound Pty Ltd.
CyberHound develops learning enablement and cybersafety solutions for K-12 classrooms. With Sixth Sense Technology they provide ‘Actionable Intelligence’ to enhance visibility and insight into internet and network-based activity, capturing issues such as cyberbullying, self-harm and radicalisation.
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$5.22
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg Vault, acquired NetBox Blue Pty Ltd

synopsis: Bloomberg announced that is has acquired the intellectual property, patents, and engineering assets of Netbox Blue, a global provider of social media risk management and compliance solutions. Netbox Blue's social media monitoring and goverance technology will enchance Bloomberg's enterprise compliance platform called Bloomberg Vault.
buyer parent: Bloomberg L.P.
buyer: Bloomberg Vault
Bloomberg Vault is a secure managed service for information governance, surveillance, data analytics and trade reconstruction across the enterprise. It leverages the scalability and reliability of Bloomberg's global infrastructure, which distributes messages and manages billion archived records. "
target: NetBox Blue Pty Ltd
Netbox Blue is a leading provider of innovative internet compliance, management and security solutions. Netbox Blue provides organisations with unique, real-time social media analysis and controls with predictive outcomes and benefits.
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announced 3/17/2021 via BusinessWire

Golden Gate Capital, will acquire Securly, Inc.

synopsis: Golden Gate Capital, a leading private equity investment firm, will acquire Securly, the Silicon Valley-based student safety pioneers. Securly is an end-to-end student safety and device management platform serving more than 10 million students globally across 2,500 K-12 school districts.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with over $17 billion of committed capital. The principals of Golden Gate Capital have a long and successful history of investing across a wide range of industries and transaction types. "
target: Securly, Inc.
Securly is the end-to-end student safety and device management platform for K–12. Securly’s unified solutions address the student digital experience from all angles, with industry-leading AI and cloud-based technologies.
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closed 2/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

JAMF, acquired ZuluDesk B.V.

synopsis: Jamf, the world leader in macOS and iOS management, has acquired ZuluDesk, a Dutch provider of powerful, cost effective Mobile Device Management systems for the modern digital classroom. ZuluDesk enables teachers to manage all Apple devices in their classroom, resulting in less distractions during class.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: JAMF (JAMF:$250.05)
Since 2002, Jamf has been focused on helping organizations succeed with Apple. Jamf is committed to enabling IT to empower end users and bring the legendary Apple experience to businesses, education and government organizations via its Jamf Pro and Jamf Now solutions. "
target: ZuluDesk B.V.
ZuluDesk is a Dutch provider of powerful, cost effective Mobile Device Management systems for the modern digital classroom. ZuluDesk enables teachers to manage all Apple devices in their classroom, resulting in less distractions during class.
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closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

PrestoSports Inc., acquired ScoreShots

synopsis: PrestoSports, the leading all-in-one sports technology platform in college athletics, announced the strategic acquisition of ScoreShots, the market leader in infographic and motion graphics for athletics. ScoreShots enables teams to create branded scroll-stopping social graphics in seconds.
buyer parent: Clubessential LLC
buyer: PrestoSports Inc.
PrestoSports, founded in 2002, is a leading provider of athletic content management software to colleges and conference offices. It markets solutions for website design and hosting, live stats, award management, merchandising, officiating and photo hosting. "
target: ScoreShots
ScoreShots is the market leader in infographic and motion graphics for athletics. ScoreShots, headquartered in Fayetteville, NC, has developed a powerful graphics engine that generates high-quality motion graphics and videos which can then be posted to a school’s social media channels and websites.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PE Hub

Clubessential LLC, acquired PrestoSports Inc.

synopsis: Clubessential, the leading provider of management solutions to the private club industry, has acquired PrestoSports Inc. PrestoSports is a leading provider of technology to colleges and conference offices used for designing, building and maintaining official athletic websites, sports statistics, sports camp management and live event broadcasting.
buyer parent: Battery Ventures
buyer: Clubessential LLC
Founded in 2002, Clubessential provides a full suite of membership and club management solutions to country, golf, city, yacht, and other private clubs. The Clubessential Suite consists of website, mobile apps, accounting, point-of- sale, CRM and reservations software solutions. "
target: PrestoSports Inc.
PrestoSports, founded in 2002, is a leading provider of athletic content management software to colleges and conference offices. It markets solutions for website design and hosting, live stats, award management, merchandising, officiating and photo hosting.
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closed 6/26/2018 via PR Web

Education Networks of America, acquired CatchOn

synopsis: Education Networks of America (ENA), a provider of transformative technology solutions, has acquired CatchOn, a Dallas-based education technology company. CatchOn is an administrative tool that provides district technology leaders with real-time evidence about app use, implementation fidelity, cost and ROI.
buyer parent: Zelnick Media Capital
buyer: Education Networks of America
Education Networks of America (ENA) delivers transformative connectivity, communication, cloud and security services, supported by exceptional customer care, to education and library communities across the United States. "
target: CatchOn
CatchOn is an administrative tool that provides district technology leaders with real-time evidence about app use, implementation fidelity, cost and ROI. The tool collects data on every device, app, software and website activity, allowing districts to see activities on all devices at their schools.
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closed 3/9/2018 via PE Hub

Legado Capital, Roynat Equity Partners, acquired Kivuto Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Legado Capital is pleased to announce the successful closing of the acquisition of Kivuto Solutions Inc., along with a group of investors, including the lead investor, Roynat Equity Partners. Kivuto Solutions Inc. is an Ottawa-based provider of academic software, e-texts and other digital resources.
buyer: Roynat Equity Partners
buyer: Legado Capital
Roynat Equity Partners facilitates growth in established mid-market private companies by providing patient capital, advice and contact networks to Canadian entrepreneurs. Legado Capital is an entrepreneurial investment firm focused on the acquisition of medium sized growing businesses. "
target: Kivuto Solutions Inc.
Kivuto Solutions Inc. was established to simplify the management and distribution of software in higher education. Today, the company’s award-winning platform powers OnTheHub, a network of custom school branded web stores that provides students with discounted academic software.
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closed 4/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Ex Libris Ltd., acquired oMbiel

synopsis: Ex Libris is pleased to announce that it has acquired oMbiel, a leading UK-based SaaS Platform provider of mobile and portal solutions for higher education. campusM, oMbiel’s flagship product, enables educational institutions to deliver services and information to prospective, enrolled, and graduating students, as well as other campus audiences.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries. "
target: oMbiel
oMbiel is a UK-based provider of mobile and portal solutions. campusM™, oMbiel’s flagship product, enables educational institutions to deliver services and information to prospective, enrolled, and graduating students, as well as other campus audiences, through a high-quality user experience.
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closed 2/24/2021 via Company Press Release

CentralReach, acquired Avail Support Limited

synopsis: CentralReach, a provider of electronic medical record (EMR), practice management, and clinical solutions announced the acquisition of Irish-based Avail Support Limited, a provider of evidence-based digital content management and data collection solutions serving the education, employment support services, and adult transition services markets.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: CentralReach
CentralReach is a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce superior outcomes for people with autism. They are revolutionizing the ABA space with cutting-edge solutions. "
target: Avail Support Limited
Irish Avail Support Limited is a provider of evidence-based digital content management and data collection solutions serving the education, employment support services, and adult transition services markets. Avail Support’s platform, avail®, provides support for neurodiverse individuals.
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closed 11/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Frontline Education, acquired SuccessEd

synopsis: Frontline Education, a leading provider of school administration software for the K-12 education community, has acquired SuccessEd, a K-12 software provider. SuccessEd helps educators track compliance and services provided to students in special education, Section 504, Dyslexia, RtI, Medicaid, and ELL.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is the leading provider of school administration software, empowering strategic K-12 leaders with the right tools, data and insights to proactively manage human capital, business operations and special education. "
target: SuccessEd
SuccessEd is an innovative educational software provider that puts time-saving data management tools in the hands of educators. SuccessEd helps educators track compliance and services provided to students in special education, Section 504, Dyslexia, RtI, Medicaid, and ELL.
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closed 12/13/2016 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired School Website

synopsis: Finalsite, the leading website provider and communications platform for the education industry, announced that it has acquired School Website, the largest SaaS-based CMS software provider to schools in the UK. Following the acquisition of School Website, Finalsite will serve over 2,500 schools in more than 70 countries.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite's online learning and communications platform facilitates the distribution of digital content across school communities and in classrooms via a proprietary, SaaS-based software suite accessed through desktops and mobile devices. "
target: School Website
Founded by Daniel Clarke in 2004, School Website is the UK’s leading provider of websites to education, with a portfolio of more than 450 independent schools and 600 primary and secondary schools, as well as the UK’s leading multi-academy trusts.
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closed 3/11/2021 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired SchoolAdmin

synopsis: Finalsite, a global leader in digital communications, website development, and online marketing for private and public schools, has acquired SchoolAdmin, a leading K-12 Enrollment Management System and developer of proprietary tools designed to help schools seamlessly manage admissions, enrollment, and tuition billing processes.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite is the preferred website, communications, and marketing platform of 6,000+ schools and universities in 108 countries around the world. Finalsite's products and services transform how schools engage with community members, recruit students and staff, and fundraise. "
target parent: Quad Partners
target: SchoolAdmin
SchoolAdmin’s enrollment management platform includes a robust suite of integrated admissions, enrollment, retention, and billing tools custom-built for private and independent schools. Their software helps schools build stronger relationships and more successful enrollment management strategies.
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closed 12/13/2016 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired School Website

synopsis: Finalsite, the leading website provider and communications platform for the education industry, announced that it has acquired School Website, the largest SaaS-based CMS software provider to schools in the UK. Following the acquisition of School Website, Finalsite will serve over 2,500 schools in more than 70 countries.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite's online learning and communications platform facilitates the distribution of digital content across school communities and in classrooms via a proprietary, SaaS-based software suite accessed through desktops and mobile devices. "
target: School Website
Founded by Daniel Clarke in 2004, School Website is the UK’s leading provider of websites to education, with a portfolio of more than 450 independent schools and 600 primary and secondary schools, as well as the UK’s leading multi-academy trusts.
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announced 9/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Bridge Growth Partners, LLC, will acquire finalsite

synopsis: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC, a leading growth-oriented private equity firm, announced it has made an equity investment to acquire Finalsite, a leading SaaS-based learning and communications platform for K-12 independent and public schools and higher education institutions in the U.S. and internationally.
buyer: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
Bridge Growth Partners is a uniquely structured growth-oriented private equity firm that focuses on investments in the technology and technology-enabled financial service sectors. Their goal is to bring together significant investment, financial, operating and business building expertise and talent."
target parent: Spectrum Equity
target: finalsite
Finalsite's online learning and communications platform facilitates the distribution of digital content across school communities and in classrooms via a proprietary, SaaS-based software suite accessed through desktops and mobile devices.
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closed 2/27/2013 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired Silver Point Inc.

synopsis: Finalsite announced that it has acquired Silverpoint, a provider of websites and software to independent schools. The acquisition enhances finalsite’s global reach and scale and supports continuing innovation in bringing world-class design services and content management systems to customers.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: finalsite
finalsite's online learning and communications platform facilitates the distribution of digital content across school communities and in classrooms via a proprietary, SaaS-based software suite accessed through desktops and mobile devices. "
target: Silver Point Inc.
Silverpoint provides creative services, software and services to independent schools in the U.S. and internationally. In addition to its award-winning web designs, Silverpoint recently released a customizable native mobile application to better serve its customers across platforms.
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closed 6/29/2012 via PE Hub

Spectrum Equity, acquired finalsite

synopsis: finalsite, a leading online learning and communications platform for the education industry, announced it has received a significant investment from Spectrum Equity. finalsite delivers a SaaS-based, customized web platform to leading independent and public schools, colleges and organizations.
buyer: Spectrum Equity
Spectrum Equity is a private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies leading the information economy. Spectrum Equity’s current and historical healthcare investments of note include HealthMEDX, a provider of long-term and post-acute care technology. "
target: finalsite
finalsite's online learning and communications platform facilitates the distribution of digital content across school communities and in classrooms via a proprietary, SaaS-based software suite accessed through desktops and mobile devices.
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closed 12/13/2016 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired School Website

synopsis: Finalsite, the leading website provider and communications platform for the education industry, announced that it has acquired School Website, the largest SaaS-based CMS software provider to schools in the UK. Following the acquisition of School Website, Finalsite will serve over 2,500 schools in more than 70 countries.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite's online learning and communications platform facilitates the distribution of digital content across school communities and in classrooms via a proprietary, SaaS-based software suite accessed through desktops and mobile devices. "
target: School Website
Founded by Daniel Clarke in 2004, School Website is the UK’s leading provider of websites to education, with a portfolio of more than 450 independent schools and 600 primary and secondary schools, as well as the UK’s leading multi-academy trusts.
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announced 3/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Dev Clever, will acquire Phenix Education

synopsis: Dev Clever, a bespoke software development company in the UK, will acquire Phenix Education, a UK-based digital marketing agency focused on the education sector. Phenix Education helps schools to connect with parents, students and teachers in innovative ways. They offer services for school website design, video production, and app development.
buyer: Dev Clever (LSE:DEV:$0.58)
Dev Clever is a bespoke software development company in the UK. Dev Clever helps brands and retailers to redefine how they communicate with their existing and potential clients. Their engagement solutions include instant win promotions, augmented reality games, and virtual reality experiences. "
target: Phenix Education
Phenix Education is a UK-based digital marketing agency focused on the education sector. Phenix Education helps schools to connect with parents, students and teachers in innovative ways. They offer services for school website design, video production, app development and digital brochures.
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$0.27
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closed 3/29/2018 via GlobeNewswire

The Glimpse Group, acquired Early Adopter, LLC

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc., a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups, has acquired Early Adopter, LLC, a boutique interactive agency that creates award-winning websites and branding strategies for companies in the fine art, education, and healthcare services sectors.
buyer: The Glimpse Group
The Glimpse Group, Inc. is a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups. The Glimpse Group funds, cultivates, and manages business operations while providing a strong network of professional relationships. "
target: Early Adopter, LLC
Founded in 2008, Early Adopter, LLC is a boutique interactive agency that creates award-winning websites and branding strategies for companies in the fine art, education, and healthcare services sectors. Early Adopter also creates augmented reality projects for the education sector.
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closed 12/17/2020 via PR Web

PlatformQ Education, purchased Higher Ed Live from mStoner

synopsis: PlatformQ Education, the leading developer of online engagement software and strategies, has acquired the Higher Ed Live professional development network from mStoner. Higher Ed Live provides live, weekly content about admissions, advancement, marketing, student affairs, and communications to higher education professionals.
buyer parent: PlatformQ, LLC.
buyer: PlatformQ Education
PlatformQ Education helps colleges and universities virtualize their online engagement strategies. With its suite of products and managed services, PlatformQ Education enables institutions to meaningfully engage with students, parents, and counselors at every stage of the engagement process. "
seller: mStoner
Higher Ed Live is a professional development network that provides live, weekly content about admissions, advancement, marketing, student affairs, and communications to higher education professionals.
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closed 11/7/2017 via PR Newswire

Teall Investments, acquired Riddle & Bloom

synopsis: Teall Investments, a private equity company, has acquired Riddle & Bloom, an Ideas and Access agency that specializes in helping brands connect with the Next Generation consumer. Riddle & Bloom helps the world's leading brands understand and engage with high schoolers, college students, and young professionals.
buyer: Teall Investments
Teall Investments is a private equity company that invests in innovative, high growth potential lifestyle brands and services. The company's leadership has extensive experience in sports, media, marketing and entertainment. "
target: Riddle & Bloom
Riddle & Bloom is an Ideas and Access agency that specializes in helping brands connect with the Next Generation consumer. They help the world's leading brands understand and engage with the most puzzling, hardest-to-influence consumers: high schoolers, college students, and young professionals.
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closed 6/12/2013 via PR Web

StudentUniverse, acquired StudentUniverse Media and Marketing

synopsis: StudentUniverse has sold SUMM (StudentUniverse Media and Marketing), its media and marketing agency division, to its General Manager Paul Tedeschi. Paul Tedeschi is a veteran youth marketer, having worked in the field for over 25 years. The new firm will be known as The Campus Agency and will officially launch on July 1, 2013.
buyer: StudentUniverse
SUMM (StudentUniverse Media and Marketing) is a nontraditional media and marketing agency specializing in the student market. SUMM provides college marketing consulting, experiential marketing and digital media services. "
target parent: StudentUniverse
target: StudentUniverse Media and Marketing
SUMM (StudentUniverse Media and Marketing) is a nontraditional media and marketing agency specializing in the student market. SUMM provides college marketing consulting, experiential marketing and digital media services.
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closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

PrestoSports Inc., acquired ScoreShots

synopsis: PrestoSports, the leading all-in-one sports technology platform in college athletics, announced the strategic acquisition of ScoreShots, the market leader in infographic and motion graphics for athletics. ScoreShots enables teams to create branded scroll-stopping social graphics in seconds.
buyer parent: Clubessential LLC
buyer: PrestoSports Inc.
PrestoSports, founded in 2002, is a leading provider of athletic content management software to colleges and conference offices. It markets solutions for website design and hosting, live stats, award management, merchandising, officiating and photo hosting. "
target: ScoreShots
ScoreShots is the market leader in infographic and motion graphics for athletics. ScoreShots, headquartered in Fayetteville, NC, has developed a powerful graphics engine that generates high-quality motion graphics and videos which can then be posted to a school’s social media channels and websites.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PE Hub

Clubessential LLC, acquired PrestoSports Inc.

synopsis: Clubessential, the leading provider of management solutions to the private club industry, has acquired PrestoSports Inc. PrestoSports is a leading provider of technology to colleges and conference offices used for designing, building and maintaining official athletic websites, sports statistics, sports camp management and live event broadcasting.
buyer parent: Battery Ventures
buyer: Clubessential LLC
Founded in 2002, Clubessential provides a full suite of membership and club management solutions to country, golf, city, yacht, and other private clubs. The Clubessential Suite consists of website, mobile apps, accounting, point-of- sale, CRM and reservations software solutions. "
target: PrestoSports Inc.
PrestoSports, founded in 2002, is a leading provider of athletic content management software to colleges and conference offices. It markets solutions for website design and hosting, live stats, award management, merchandising, officiating and photo hosting.
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closed 5/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Paciolan, SIDEARM Sports Inc., acquired NeuLion College

synopsis: SIDEARM Sports, a leader in collegiate athletic digital solutions, and Paciolan, a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions, has acquired NeuLion College. NeuLion provides web publishing, ticketing, donor management, mobile/OTT apps and HD video streaming technology solutions to College & University Athletic Departments.
buyer: Paciolan
buyer: SIDEARM Sports Inc.
Paciolan is a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions for sports and entertainment venues. SIDEARM Sports operates an online platform for athletic programs with customized web, social media, design, and mobile content services. "
target: NeuLion College
NeuLion College provides innovative and affordable technology solutions to College & University Athletic Departments. NeuLion College offers web publishing, ticketing, donor management, mobile/OTT apps and HD video streaming technology solutions.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Web

CivicPlus, acquired Virtual Towns & Schools

synopsis: CivicPlus, the nation’s leader in integrated technology for local government, has announced it has acquired Virtual Towns & Schools and its Drupal-based content management system (CMS). The addition will allow CivicPlus to offer a CivicCMS product solution that will expand its product portfolio & strengthen its ability to provide a right-sized CMS.
buyer: CivicPlus
CivicPlus provides tailored solutions that help clients do more with less. Through the power of their product suites, they have partnered with over 2000 local governments, streamlining their work and helping them better connect with citizens. "
target: Virtual Towns & Schools
Virtual Towns & Schools (VTS) offers a Drupal®-based content management system (CMS). VTS is the largest provider of government websites in the Northeast U.S., and in total, support 450+ municipal and K-12 clients in 15 States.
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closed 6/10/2014 via Market Watch

Diamond Municipal Solutions, acquired Dreamstalk Studios Inc.

synopsis: Diamond Municipal Solutions, a subsidiary of StarDyne Technologies Inc. announced that it has acquired Dreamstalk Studios Inc., a provider of content management and web site software and solutions to the K-12 market.
buyer parent: StarDyne Technologies Inc.
buyer: Diamond Municipal Solutions
Diamond Municipal Solutions is a gold certified Microsoft Dynamics partner focused on providing financial and revenue management software to the public sector. They help municipalities automate key business processes through the deployment of cost effective, integrated computing solutions. "
target: Dreamstalk Studios Inc.
Dreamstalk Studios has been providing K-12 educational services since 2005. Their flagship product, Breeze for Teachers, empowers even the least computer savvy teacher on staff to quickly and easily post news, events, homework assignments, sports teams, photos, videos and more.
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closed 9/2/2020 via Company Press Release

EducationDynamics, LLC, purchased Higher Education Vertical Assets from QuinStreet, Inc.

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing and enrollment management services, announces has acquired the assets of QuinStreet’s higher education vertical, which includes its industry-leading network of digital publishers, and its deep portfolio of higher education related URLs.
buyer: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is the industry leader in helping colleges and universities find the highest quality student prospects to achieve their enrollments goals. EducationDynamics has earned a reputation for providing the resources and expertise required to meet today’s recruitment challenges. "
seller: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet’s higher education vertical includes its industry-leading network of digital publishers, and its deep portfolio of higher education related URLs.
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$20
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closed 3/9/2018 via PE Hub

Legado Capital, Roynat Equity Partners, acquired Kivuto Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Legado Capital is pleased to announce the successful closing of the acquisition of Kivuto Solutions Inc., along with a group of investors, including the lead investor, Roynat Equity Partners. Kivuto Solutions Inc. is an Ottawa-based provider of academic software, e-texts and other digital resources.
buyer: Roynat Equity Partners
buyer: Legado Capital
Roynat Equity Partners facilitates growth in established mid-market private companies by providing patient capital, advice and contact networks to Canadian entrepreneurs. Legado Capital is an entrepreneurial investment firm focused on the acquisition of medium sized growing businesses. "
target: Kivuto Solutions Inc.
Kivuto Solutions Inc. was established to simplify the management and distribution of software in higher education. Today, the company’s award-winning platform powers OnTheHub, a network of custom school branded web stores that provides students with discounted academic software.
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closed 4/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Ex Libris Ltd., acquired oMbiel

synopsis: Ex Libris is pleased to announce that it has acquired oMbiel, a leading UK-based SaaS Platform provider of mobile and portal solutions for higher education. campusM, oMbiel’s flagship product, enables educational institutions to deliver services and information to prospective, enrolled, and graduating students, as well as other campus audiences.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries. "
target: oMbiel
oMbiel is a UK-based provider of mobile and portal solutions. campusM™, oMbiel’s flagship product, enables educational institutions to deliver services and information to prospective, enrolled, and graduating students, as well as other campus audiences, through a high-quality user experience.
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closed 1/30/2006 via Company Press Release

Arlington Capital Partners, acquired PlattForm Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington, DC-based private equity firm, announced an investment in privately held PlattForm Holdings, Inc., in partnership with the company’s existing management team. With more than 350 employees, PlattForm is a leading enrollment solutions provider to the post-secondary education industry.
buyer: Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a private equity firm with over $450 million of committed capital. We are focused on management buyout and late stage expansion equity investment opportunities. Our target is middle-market companies with enterprise values typically between $50 million and $500 million. "
target: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm is a full-service marketing and advertising agency offering enrollment solutions for the education industry and the military. Since 1989, we have continued in our commitment to set the standard for excellence in these industries.
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closed 5/16/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Battery Ventures, acquired Stretch Internet

synopsis: CE Holdco, LLC, a portfolio company of Battery Ventures, a global technology-focused investment firm, has completed the acquisition of Stretch Internet LLC, the #1 streaming provider in the U.S. collegiate athletic space, catering to 40% of the 1,300+ four-year schools in the major athletics organizations (NCAA and NAIA).
buyer: Battery Ventures
Battery Ventures is a global technology-focused investment firm pursuing the most promising companies and ideas. Founded in 1983, the firm makes venture-capital and private-equity investments from its offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, London and Israel. "
target: Stretch Internet
Stretch Internet LLC, located in Gilbert, Arizona, is the #1 streaming provider in the U.S. collegiate athletic space, catering to 40% of the 1,300+ four-year schools in the major athletics organizations (NCAA and NAIA) and partnering with 32% of all collegiate conferences.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Funderbolt

synopsis: CampusLogic, higher education’s leading student financial success platform, announced the acquisition of Funderbolt. Funderbolt is a leading software company focused on accelerating college student fundraising. With the guidance of their Campaign Consultants clients learn how to engage their personal networks for fundraising.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers student financial success with their integrated platform. CampusLogic’s innovative software removes financial barriers to improve student access, inform borrowing decisions, and increase student completion in higher education. "
target parent: Useed
target: Funderbolt
Funderbolt is a leading software company focused on accelerating college student fundraising. Their Campaign Consultants partner up with clients to turn teams into successful fundraisers, by showing clients how to engage their personal networks.
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closed 1/19/2018 via BusinessWire

GiveGab, acquired Kimbia

synopsis: Rand Capital Corporation, a venture capital company, reported that one of its portfolio companies, GiveGab, Inc., announced its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Kimbia, an online fundraising, crowdfunding, and event platform provider for nonprofits, higher education, and community foundations.
buyer parent: Rand Capital Corporation
buyer: GiveGab
GiveGab is modern, easy-to-use software that cultivates long-term giving relationships between nonprofits and their supporters by providing robust online fundraising, donor management, supporter engagement, Giving Days, and more. "
target: Kimbia
Kimbia is an online fundraising, crowdfunding, and event platform provider for nonprofits, higher education, and community foundations. Kimbia has supported the fundraising efforts of thousands of nonprofits across the country through their everyday giving products and Giving Days.
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announced 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

iFLYTEK, will acquire Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd

synopsis: Iflytek Co., Ltd. declared intent to acquire 100% stake in Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd. who is engaged in education information service, with schools and educational government agencies as customers.
buyer: iFLYTEK (SZSE:002230:$418.02)
iFLYTEK is a national key software enterprise dedicated to the research of intelligent speech and language technologies, development of software and chip products, provision of speech information services, and integration of E-government systems. "
target: Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd
Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd. designs and develops educational information software and online education public cloud platforms which include digital campus, educational cloud platform, and educational Internet of Things. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Beijing, China.
price ($mm)
$76
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closed 7/15/2009 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Terriblyclever Design, LLC

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., a global leader in education technology, announced a major step in its efforts to support students' mobile lifestyle with the acquisition of Terriblyclever Design, LLC, makers of MobilEdu, the category defining suite of iPhone and mobile Web applications for education.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. "
target: Terriblyclever Design, LLC
Founded in August of 2007, TerriblyClever Design emerged as a company determined to further the art and science of branded applications for social networking sites like Facebook - while concurrently pursuing its other passion, website development.
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