Like JR3 Education Associates, LP

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 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 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 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

PennSpring Capital, acquired Professional Systems Software & Technology

synopsis: Professional Systems Software & Technology (PSST), a national software firm that provides data integration solutions for school districts and municipalities, announced that it has been acquired by PennSpring Capital (PennSpring). PennSpring is a leading lower middle market private equity firm.
buyer: PennSpring Capital
PennSpring Capital unlocks liquidity, empowers growth and elevates executive careers. Based in Pennsylvania, PennSpring is a people-forward private equity investment firm focused on lower middle market opportunities, investing in dynamic firms and helping evolve them to institutional scale. "
target: Professional Systems Software & Technology
Professional Systems Software & Technology (PSST) provides database integration solutions that help school systems, municipalities and businesses increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their human resources, finance and payroll functions.
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closed 11/30/2017 via PE Hub

Togetherwork, acquired CommunityPass

synopsis: Togetherwork, the emerging leader in Group Management Software and Payments, announced the acquisition of Capturepoint, a leader in software for Recreation Management. Capturepoint is the developer of CommunityPass, a comprehensive, cloud-based registration management solution for recreation and schools.
buyer parent: Aquiline Capital Partners
buyer: Togetherwork
Togetherwork is the emerging leader in software and payments for groups and organizations of all kinds, helping them grow, become more efficient, increase revenues, and provide excellent service to their members and constituents. "
target: CommunityPass
Capturepoint is the developer of CommunityPass, which provides recreation departments and school districts with a highly customizable platform for managing registrations, reservations and payments.
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closed 10/23/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Serenic Software, acquired K12 Enterprise

synopsis: Sylogist Ltd., a provider of enterprise information management solutions, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Serenic Software Inc., has acquired the assets of K12 Enterprise (K12E) and Sunpac Systems (Sunpac), both providers of ERP solutions to the kindergarten to grade 12 local education authorities marketplace in the United States.
buyer parent: Sylogist Ltd.
buyer: Serenic Software (US:SENCF:$0.00)
Serenic Software is an industry-leading publisher of mission-critical software products that satisfy the unique and sophisticated functionality requirements of nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and public sector agencies. "
target parent: Jitasa
target: K12 Enterprise
K12 Enterprise offers a complete, scalable SaaS financial/HR/Analytics solution built on their proven Navigator ERP with Microsoft Dynamics at its core. Sunpac, a legacy solution provider, is the largest supplier of large, local education authority solutions in North Carolina.
price ($mm)
$3.52
rev ($mm)
$3
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$2
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1.2x
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2.2x
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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announced 12/7/2016 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, will acquire SunGard K-12

synopsis: PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the SunGard K-12 business from FIS. A leading provider of school administrative software solutions, SunGard K-12 offers cloud-enabled enterprise resource planning and regional student information system software.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide secure and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management. "
target parent: Fidelity National Financial
target: SunGard K-12
SunGard K-12 is the leading provider of school administrative software solutions that enhance district performance. Their solutions provide support for student information management, assessment development and analysis, curriculum mapping, special education, and financial and HR management.
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$850
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closed 5/24/2016 via BusinessWire

PeopleAdmin, Inc., acquired TeacherMatch

synopsis: PeopleAdmin, the leader in talent management software for education, announced that it has acquired TeacherMatch. The company provides cloud-based recruitment, screening, professional development, and workforce planning solutions for K-12 school districts, and offers the only data-driven, research-based and analytically teacher assessment tool.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government. Its software enables clients to streamline the hiring process, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions and employee performance. "
target parent: Prairie Capital
target: TeacherMatch
TeacherMatch provides cloud-based recruitment, screening, professional development, and workforce planning solutions for K-12 school districts, and offers the only data-driven, research-based and analytically predictive teacher assessment tool, called the Educators Professional Inventory (EPI)®.
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closed 8/4/2014 via Company Press Release

Frontline Technologies Group LLC, acquired Aspex Solutions

synopsis: Frontline Technologies, a provider of web-based tools for the K-12 education market announced that it acquired Aspex Solutions, the provider of AppliTrack talent management suite. AppliTrack is a suite of tools used to manage and automate each process related to the employment lifecycle of education professionals from recruit and hire to retire.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies provides web-based solutions for the K-12 education industry, primarily focusing on human capital management. Frontline first entered the K-12 market in 1998 with Aesop, the first automated substitute placement and absence management system to offer both the phone and web. "
target: Aspex Solutions
Aspex Solutions strives to be a leader in software-as-a-service systems for school districts, park districts, municipalities and corporations. All of their systems are web-based and come with lifetime service agreements.
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closed 10/5/2016 via BNC Analysis

SchoolZilla, acquired Decision Science

synopsis: Schoolzilla, the Oakland, Calif.-based startup, which offers data warehousing and visualization tools for schools and districts, has acquired Decision Science Labs. Decision Science Labs, a small outfit based in Washington, D.C., helps district leaders track how their schools are spending money and how those dollars impact student outcomes.
buyer: SchoolZilla
Schoolzilla is a cloud-based data management and visualization platform for education practitioners that turns operational and achievement data into actionable reports. "
target: Decision Science
Decision Science provides insight into spending information and student performance to allow school leaders to engage proactively and creatively in leveraging their resources for the benefit of students.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired LearnSprout

synopsis: Apple, an American multinational technology company, has acquired LearnSprout, an online data insights service for K-12 educators. LearnSprout is the only education analytics solution available that uses live data directly from a district’s student information system.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$260,174.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: LearnSprout
LearnSprout is an online data insights service for K-12 educators. It is the only education analytics solution available that uses live data directly from a district’s student information system.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

TES Global, acquired Edval Timetables

synopsis: Tes Global, the digital education business, has acquired Edval, a leading provider of school timetabling software. Edval's tools make the whole process less time consuming and more efficient for schools. The acquisition of Edval will expand the portfolio of software enabled services that Tes provides to schools.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: TES Global
UK-based TES Global is a leader in using digital technology to make life easier for schools and teachers. The services offered through Tes.com play a critical role helping teachers deal with the challenges of providing high quality education to millions of children across the globe. "
target: Edval Timetables
Edval Education Pty Ltd is a leading provider of school timetabling software. Their tools make the whole process less time consuming and more efficient for schools. Using Edval can help schools save money and improve staff retention through smarter scheduling.
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closed 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

Frontline Education, acquired Accelify, LLC

synopsis: Frontline Education, a leading provider of school administration software for K-12, has acquired Accelify, a company that provides cutting-edge special education management systems designed to facilitate special education program operations and compliance and support accurate and timely Medicaid reimbursement for school districts.
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: Accelify, LLC
Accelify is a leading provider of special education management systems that are designed to help school districts strengthen special education operations and compliance and maximize Medicaid reimbursement.
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closed 6/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

RM plc, acquired SoNET Systems Pty Ltd

synopsis: RM plc, a leadingn supplier of IT software and services to the UK and international education markets, has acquired SoNET Systems, an Australian company that provides SaaS and mobile solutions for education and community services sectors.
buyer: RM plc (GB:RM.:$277.37)
RM is a UK company, focused on supporting teachers to teach and learners to learn. It provides innovative products from classroom resources, through school technologies to systems for marking exams and delivering school performance data. "
target: SoNET Systems Pty Ltd
Headquartered in Australia, SoNet provides SaaS and mobile solutions for education and community services sectors. Their national and international clients are provided with complete software services – design, development, hosting, support and maintenance.
price ($mm)
$9.30
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$4
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closed 7/3/2018 via Company Press Release

IO Education merged with Illuminate Education,

synopsis: Illuminate Education, the company transforming K-12 instruction through education intelligence solutions, has merged with IO Education. IO Education empowers educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Illuminate Education
Illuminate Education is a leading provider of K-12 software and services. An educator perspective drives all of Illuminate’s solutions, which are designed to maximize instructional time, streamline educator tasks and support data-driven decision-making. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: IO Education
IO Education is on a mission to empower educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They focus on developing innovative solutions that break down data silos and improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency.
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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 9/20/2017 via PR Web

IO Education, acquired eSchoolData, LLC

synopsis: IO Education, a market leader in helping educators use data to improve student outcomes, has acquired eSchoolData, a provider of student and data management solutions for K-12 school districts. eSchoolData's comprehensive, web-based solution features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, data analytics capabilities, and more.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: IO Education
IO Education is on a mission to empower educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They focus on developing innovative solutions that break down data silos and improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency. "
target: eSchoolData, LLC
eSchoolData provides a web-based Student Management System that features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, a transportation management module, data analytics capabilities, and more. eSchoolData gives schools the power to turn data into knowledge and knowledge into informed decisions.
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closed 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 4/20/2018 via PR Web

Harris School Solutions, acquired OnHand Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Harris School Solutions (HSS), a provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, has acquired OnHand Schools (OHS), an EdTech software company that delivers solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. OHS's EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, and more.
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: OnHand Schools, Inc.
OnHand Schools (OHS) is an education technology company that delivers transformational solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. Their EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, lesson planner, and RTI/MTSS features.
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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 2/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Harris School Solutions, acquired Quintessential School Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Harris School Solutions (HSS), the premier provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, charter schools, and continuing education programs across North America, announced the acquisition of Quintessential School Systems (QSS), a provider of administrative software and consulting services for those same educational markets.
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: Quintessential School Systems, Inc.
Quintessential School Systems provides administrative software and consulting services for the K-12 education market. Their QSS/OASIS product line includes integrated modules that cover the gamut of school business needs.
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closed 7/15/2016 via PR Web

Harris School Solutions, acquired Media-X Systems

synopsis: Harris School Solutions, the premier provider of technology software in the K-12 and Continuing Education markets, announced the share purchase of Media-X: a provider of robust web-based, mobile-connected observation, evaluation and assessment solutions supporting K-12 and post-secondary educators in the US, Canada, Latin America and Europe.
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: Media-X Systems
Media-X Systems is a software development company with a focus on data collection and analysis for school improvement, performance evaluations, report cards and incident tracking. Currently Media-X serves customers in more than 30 Ontario school districts, and more than 500 districts in the US.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Harris School Solutions, acquired ClassMate

synopsis: Harris School Solutions, the premier provider of technology software in the K-12 and Continuing Education markets, has acquired ClassMate software from ClassLink. ClassMate is a student administration and curriculum management solution that provides powerful tools to organize and analyze student performance, assessment and curriculum information.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions focuses on delivering integrated information systems designed to meet the needs of the K-12 and specialized educational markets. Harris School Solutions has grown through the acquisition of regional flagship products and provides a wide variety of software solutions. "
target parent: ClassLink
target: ClassMate
ClassMate is a student administration and curriculum management solution, designed by diverse educators, that provides powerful tools to organize and analyze student performance, assessment and curriculum information.
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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 10/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Tyler Technologies, Inc., acquired Windsor Management Group, LLC

synopsis: Tyler Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions, announced that it has acquired Windsor Management Group, L.L.C., which provides an integrated suite of financial and human capital management solutions to the K-12 education market through its flagship product, Infinite Visions® enterprise software.
buyer: Tyler Technologies, Inc. (TYL:$1,039.57)
Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to enable the public sector–cities, counties, schools and other government entities–to become more efficient, more accessible, and more responsive. "
target: Windsor Management Group, LLC
Windsor Management Group, LLC provides an integrated suite of financial and human capital management solutions to the K-12 education market through its flagship product, Infinite Visions® enterprise software and iVisions™ Web Portal.
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$24 [$16]
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$12
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closed 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

PennSpring Capital, acquired Professional Systems Software & Technology

synopsis: Professional Systems Software & Technology (PSST), a national software firm that provides data integration solutions for school districts and municipalities, announced that it has been acquired by PennSpring Capital (PennSpring). PennSpring is a leading lower middle market private equity firm.
buyer: PennSpring Capital
PennSpring Capital unlocks liquidity, empowers growth and elevates executive careers. Based in Pennsylvania, PennSpring is a people-forward private equity investment firm focused on lower middle market opportunities, investing in dynamic firms and helping evolve them to institutional scale. "
target: Professional Systems Software & Technology
Professional Systems Software & Technology (PSST) provides database integration solutions that help school systems, municipalities and businesses increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their human resources, finance and payroll functions.
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closed 3/27/2017 via PE Hub

Gold Star Foods, acquired Colyar Technology Solutions

synopsis: Gold Star Foods has acquired Colyar Technology Solutions, a leading designer, developer and marketer of food distribution and compliance management software. Many U.S. states currently use Colyar Technology Solutions’ cloud-based solutions to properly track and document government funding allocations for government food distribution programs.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Gold Star Foods
Gold Star Foods, based in Ontario, CA, is a leading distributor of approved foods for school meals in the Southwestern United States, whose customers include the Los Angeles Unified School District, California’s largest and the nation’s second-largest school district, among others. "
target: Colyar Technology Solutions
Colyar Technology Solutions (CTS) is a full-service consulting firm that specializes in the design, development, and implementation of Child Nutrition, Food Distribution, and Compliance management software.
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closed 5/24/2016 via BusinessWire

PeopleAdmin, Inc., acquired TeacherMatch

synopsis: PeopleAdmin, the leader in talent management software for education, announced that it has acquired TeacherMatch. The company provides cloud-based recruitment, screening, professional development, and workforce planning solutions for K-12 school districts, and offers the only data-driven, research-based and analytically teacher assessment tool.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government. Its software enables clients to streamline the hiring process, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions and employee performance. "
target parent: Prairie Capital
target: TeacherMatch
TeacherMatch provides cloud-based recruitment, screening, professional development, and workforce planning solutions for K-12 school districts, and offers the only data-driven, research-based and analytically predictive teacher assessment tool, called the Educators Professional Inventory (EPI)®.
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closed 8/20/2015 via Company Press Release

PeopleAdmin, Inc., acquired SearchSoft Solutions Inc.

synopsis: PeopleAdmin Inc., the leader in talent management for K-12, higher education and government, announced it has acquired SearchSoft Solutions Inc., a company that designs and develops recruitment, selection, hiring, and retention software solutions for district schools.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government. Its software enables clients to streamline the hiring process, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions and employee performance, and more. "
target: SearchSoft Solutions Inc.
SearchSoft Solutions, Inc. designs and develops recruitment, selection, hiring, and retention software solutions for district schools. They are based in Indianapolis, IN.
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closed 8/4/2014 via Company Press Release

Frontline Technologies Group LLC, acquired Aspex Solutions

synopsis: Frontline Technologies, a provider of web-based tools for the K-12 education market announced that it acquired Aspex Solutions, the provider of AppliTrack talent management suite. AppliTrack is a suite of tools used to manage and automate each process related to the employment lifecycle of education professionals from recruit and hire to retire.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies provides web-based solutions for the K-12 education industry, primarily focusing on human capital management. Frontline first entered the K-12 market in 1998 with Aesop, the first automated substitute placement and absence management system to offer both the phone and web. "
target: Aspex Solutions
Aspex Solutions strives to be a leader in software-as-a-service systems for school districts, park districts, municipalities and corporations. All of their systems are web-based and come with lifetime service agreements.
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closed 4/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems Inc., acquired MCS Software

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors, has acquired MCS Software, an innovative provider of school foodservice point-of-sale, back office and online payment solutions for more than 4,000 K-12 schools nationwide.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, mobile commerce, e-commerce, marketing solutions, security technology, payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 275,000 business and educational locations nationwide. "
target: MCS Software
MCS Software provides the most innovative, easy-to-use and reliable software solutions, all supported with superior service to significantly increase efficiencies for schools nationwide.
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closed 4/5/2018 via PR Newswire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired Contact Group

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, the UK's business critical software provider, has acquired Contact Group, a leading provider of parental engagement and truancy management software to UK schools. Contact Group's award-winning parent engagement software is used by 2,000 UK schools, nurseries and sixth form colleges to help improve school-home communications.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS Software Group is the 6th largest privately-owned software supplier in the UK. IRIS offers the greatest range of specialist accountancy, financial management, human resource management, payroll and education solutions, delivered as a choice of integrated on premise and cloud-based applications."
target: Contact Group
Contact Group is a leading provider of parental engagement and truancy management software to UK schools. Contact Group's multi-award-winning parent engagement software is used by 2,000 UK schools, nurseries and sixth form colleges to help improve school-home communications.
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closed 11/9/2016 via Company Press Release

Accelerus, acquired Xuno

synopsis: Australian school software developer, Accelerus, has expanded its already successful product line with the acquisition of the school management software Xuno. Xuno provides intuitive, easy-to-use, web-based software to help schools manage their student wellbeing, engagement, attendance, assessment, and parent/family communication.
buyer: Accelerus
Accelerus develops the most well designed, easy to use and intuitive assessment and reporting software for schools, from foundation through to year 12, across Government, Catholic and Independent schools. "
target: Xuno
Xuno is a leading educational software developer based in Melbourne, Australia. They provide intuitive, easy-to-use, web-based software to help schools manage their student wellbeing, engagement, attendance, assessment, and parent/family communication.
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closed 10/18/2016 via PR Web

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired Chalkable

synopsis: PowerSchool, the leader for K-12 education technology solutions, announced the acquisition of Chalkable, a leading provider of a student achievement and regional education data management solution.The acquisition provides PowerSchool with additional capabilities to track student behavior, an area of increasing need for educators.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide best-in-class, secure, and compliant online solutions, including student information systems, registration and school choice, assessment and analytics, and special education management. "
target parent: SCP Partners
target: Chalkable
Chalkable is a leading provider of education data management, student achievement and professional learning solutions to the K-12 public and private school markets.
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closed 3/17/2014 via PR Web

Netchemia, acquired SchoolSpring

synopsis: Netchemia, LLC, the leading provider of cloud-based talent management software specifically developed for K-12 educational organizations, has completed the acquisition of online recruiting and application management provider SchoolSpring, Inc.
buyer: Netchemia
Netchemia is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management software specifically developed for K-12 educational organizations. They believe that by providing school districts with intuitive software to recruit the best teachers, they can help them dramatically affect student achievement. "
target: SchoolSpring
SchoolSpring is the premier online employment source for educators. Through its innovative services, SchoolSpring offers a direct channel that connects the best educators with the right jobs.
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closed 3/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

K12 Enterprise, acquired Sartox, LLC

synopsis: Baltimore-based K12 Enterprise, Microsoft's leading financial and HR management software for K-12 school systems has acquired Sartox, LLC, a Virginia-based software firm specializing in business solutions for K-12 public schools.
buyer: K12 Enterprise
K12 Enterprise is Microsoft's leading enterprise-grade financial and human resource management software for K-12 school systems. "
target: Sartox, LLC
Sartox, LLC is a business solutions provider that centers on K-12 public and private schools in the areas of central administration enterprise systems, food service/cafeteria management, textbook management, and employee time and attendance capture.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

TES Global, acquired Edval Timetables

synopsis: Tes Global, the digital education business, has acquired Edval, a leading provider of school timetabling software. Edval's tools make the whole process less time consuming and more efficient for schools. The acquisition of Edval will expand the portfolio of software enabled services that Tes provides to schools.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: TES Global
UK-based TES Global is a leader in using digital technology to make life easier for schools and teachers. The services offered through Tes.com play a critical role helping teachers deal with the challenges of providing high quality education to millions of children across the globe. "
target: Edval Timetables
Edval Education Pty Ltd is a leading provider of school timetabling software. Their tools make the whole process less time consuming and more efficient for schools. Using Edval can help schools save money and improve staff retention through smarter scheduling.
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closed 8/26/2019 via GlobeNewswire

EMS LINQ, Inc., acquired SchoolFinance

synopsis: EMS LINQ INC, a complete and integrated administrative software solution for K-12 schools and districts, announced it has recently acquired SchoolFinance of Optimal Solutions, Inc., a Michigan-based financial management system for K-12 schools.
buyer: EMS LINQ, Inc.
LINQ delivers a full suite of integrated solutions, including analytics, to help K-12 school districts better manage their operations. LINQ’s platform includes solutions for finance & HR, school and district websites, custom forms including student registration, and document management. "
target parent: Optimal Solutions
target: SchoolFinance
SchoolFinance is a Michigan-based financial management system for K-12 schools. The SchoolFinance software delivers features like general ledger, accounts payable/receiving, budget estimations, payroll, human resources, benefits administration, time and attendance, time clock system and more.
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closed 6/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

RM plc, acquired SoNET Systems Pty Ltd

synopsis: RM plc, a leadingn supplier of IT software and services to the UK and international education markets, has acquired SoNET Systems, an Australian company that provides SaaS and mobile solutions for education and community services sectors.
buyer: RM plc (GB:RM.:$277.37)
RM is a UK company, focused on supporting teachers to teach and learners to learn. It provides innovative products from classroom resources, through school technologies to systems for marking exams and delivering school performance data. "
target: SoNET Systems Pty Ltd
Headquartered in Australia, SoNet provides SaaS and mobile solutions for education and community services sectors. Their national and international clients are provided with complete software services – design, development, hosting, support and maintenance.
price ($mm)
$9.30
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$4
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2.4x
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closed 6/12/2019 via PR Newswire

Hoonuit, acquired DecisionInsite

synopsis: Hoonuit, the leading provider of data management, analytics, and professional learning solutions in education, announced the acquisition of DecisionInsite, a provider of enrollment analytics and geographic information system (GIS) technology.
buyer parent: Renovus Capital
buyer: Hoonuit
Hoonuit provides educators with the tools needed to take informed, impactful action. Through solutions that provide intuitive analytics and personalized professional development, Hoonuit fuels teacher, staff and student success. "
target: DecisionInsite
DecisionInsite is a provider of enrollment analytics and geographic information system technology. They provide school district leaders professional expertise, aiming them with proper tools for addressesing enrollment challenges.
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announced 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Frontline Education, will acquire Prologic Technology Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Frontline Education, a provider of a K-12 administrative software suite, will acquire Prologic Technology Systems, a payroll and benefits platform. Prologic solutions are designed to meet reporting requirements for school districts. Prologic's TEAMS offering helps enable more efficient and cost-effective management of a school district's systems.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Frontline Education
Bringing together the best education software solutions into one platform, Frontline makes it possible to efficiently manage the administrative needs of the education community, including their hiring, time management, professional growth, special education and employee records management. "
target: Prologic Technology Systems, Inc.
Prologic is a payroll and benefits software platform. Prologic solutions are designed to reduce cost, increase efficiency, and meet reporting requirements for school districts. Prologic's TEAMS offering helps enable more efficient and cost-effective management of a school district's systems.
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closed 9/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Frontline Education

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, announced it has completed the acquisition of Frontline Education. Frontline, with its award-winning administrative and HR software solutions, serves educational organizations across America.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software & technology-enabled services sectors. They implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives & make accretive acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue & earnings, with the goal of increasing the business’ value. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Frontline Education
Frontline Education develops and delivers cloud-based K-12 education software to school districts in the United States. They offer solutions for recruiting, hiring, time and attendance, substitute management, professional growth and student solutions.
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closed 9/2/2015 via BusinessWire

CaseNEX, LLC merged with Longleaf Solutions,

synopsis: CaseNEX and Longleaf Solutions, innovative leaders of data management and professional development solutions for the K-12 education market, announced that the companies have merged. The combined company will be a leading provider of student data analytics, classroom management, teacher professional development and parent communication solutions.
buyer: Longleaf Solutions
Longleaf Solutions is a leading provider of K-12 education data and performance management solutions. Longleaf’s flagship product, BaselineEdge, offers a comprehensive set of tools to consolidate and bring together all important performance and demographics data in one secure location. "
target: CaseNEX, LLC
CaseNEX offers an array of services and products, including professional development courses for teachers and data collecting tools to monitor students’ individual progress.
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