Like Renaissance Learning, Inc.

closed 7/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired Renaissance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renaissance, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, announced that Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused global private equity firm, has acquired Renaissance from Hellman & Friedman, a leading private equity investment firm.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Since its launch, Francisco Partners has become one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance® is a leader in pre-K-12 learning analytics, enabling educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance's solutions facilitate the ability to analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students.
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closed 4/10/2014 via Market Wire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Renaissance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renaissance Learning, a leading provider of online assessments and data-powered teaching and learning solutions, announced that Hellman & Friedman, the San Francisco-based private equity investment firm, has successfully completed its acquisition of Renaissance from the Permira funds.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Hellman & Friedman LLC is a leading private equity investment firm that focuses on investing in superior business franchises and serving as a partner to management in select industries including software, internet & digital media, business & marketing services, financial services and healthcare. "
target parent: Permira
target: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning is a leader of K12 assessment and learning analytics with a presence in more than a third of U.S. schools and 60 countries around the world. Renaissance Learning enables educators to deliver highly differentiated and timely instruction.
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closed 6/20/2013 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Aleks Corporation

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education, a leading digital learning company, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire ALEKS Corporation, the privately held developer of the ALEKS adaptive learning technology for the K-12 and higher education markets.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. "
target: Aleks Corporation
ALEKS Corporation is the leader in the creation of web-based artificially intelligent educational software. ALEKS is founded on a field of ground-breaking research in mathematical cognitive science and applied mathematics known as Knowledge Space Theory.
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closed 11/1/2012 via Company Press Release

ConnectEDU, Inc., acquired Epsilen Inc.

synopsis: ConnectEDU announced the acquisition of Epsilen – a cloud-based e-portfolio, skills assessment, professional development and social learning management platform.
buyer: ConnectEDU, Inc.
ConnectEDU, Inc. is the web-based leader in empowering learners to manage their education, launch their careers, and secure a more stable financial future. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real learners and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
target parent: The New York Times Company
target: Epsilen Inc.
Serving educators and students in over 600 K-12 and higher education institutions worldwide, Epsilen provides a social learning environment with personalized tools to enhance the teaching and learning experience.
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closed 10/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Permira, acquired Renaissance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renaissance Learning, Inc., a leading provider of technology-based school improvement and student assessment programs for K-12 schools, announced the successful completion of its acquisition by a company owned by the Permira Funds. Permira is a European private equity firm with global reach.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a European private equity firm with global reach. The Permira funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth. "
target: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning, Inc. is a leading provider of technology-based school improvement and student assessment programs for K12 schools. Its tools provide daily formative assessment and periodic progress-monitoring technology to enhance core curriculum.
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closed 1/24/2011 via Market Wire

Axiologix Education Corporation, acquired Edumedia Software Solutions Corporation

synopsis: Axiologix Education Corporation, an educational software provider, announced that it has completed the acquisition of E*pad from Edumedia Software Solutions Corporation. Edumedia is an educational software company whose E*pad is a web based, electronic portfolio, and authentic assessment development application for students and educators.
buyer: Axiologix Education Corporation (AXLX:$9,914.00)
Axiologix Education Corporation is an educational software and services provider. The company's software products include eBoard, Curricuplan and Student Tracker. "
target: Edumedia Software Solutions Corporation
Edumedia Software Solutions Corporation is an education based hardware and software provider. Edumedia's E*pad is an innovative, web based, electronic portfolio, and authentic assessment development application for students and educators.
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closed 11/10/2010 via PR Newswire

Measured Progress, acquired Datawise, Inc.

synopsis: Measured Progress has greatly enhanced its assessment and data management capabilities with the recent acquisition of Datawise, Inc. Datawise provides support for all aspects of assessment automation and data management.
buyer: Measured Progress
Measured Progress is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to student learning and improving instruction in the standards-based classroom. The organization develops state- and district-level assessments and is a provider of alternate assessment for students with cognitive disabilities. "
target: Datawise, Inc.
Datawise is a Redding, California-based company that empowers educators by offering access to meaningful data. Datawise specializes in all aspects of assessment automation and data management.
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closed 3/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Teachscape, acquired Edgenuity

synopsis: Teachscape, the leader in the development and delivery of outcomes-based professional development programs for educators, has acquired Silicon Valley-based Edgenuity, Inc., a software and services company providing analytic solutions to school districts to improve achievement.
buyer: Teachscape
Teachscape is a school effectiveness company, providing a range of solutions that drive increasing levels of student achievement by building the knowledge and skills of instructional leaders and teachers. "
target: Edgenuity
Edgenuity’s mission is to help K-12 districts predictably increase student achievement, while also reducing their total cost of ownership for managing their instructional core – curriculum, instruction and assessment.
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closed 1/30/2008 via PR Newswire

KUE Digital, Inc., acquired Excelsior Software, Inc.

synopsis: Berkery Noyes,the leading independent investment bank serving the education, information and technology markets, announced Excelsior Software, LLC, a leading provider of classroom assessment management software, has been acquired by KUE Digital Inc., a leading global education company.
buyer: KUE Digital, Inc.
Knowledge Universe Education (KUE) companies provide early childhood education programs, primary-through-secondary curricula, and supplemental educational services at thousands of physical locations, and through top-rated online schools and home schooling environments. "
target: Excelsior Software, Inc.
Excelsior Software is a developer of leading classroom formative/summative collection and reporting management software. Excelsior offers the highest level of responsibility to understand its customers with a focus on innovation, quality, and product intelligence and improving communication.
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closed 1/29/2007 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Study Island

synopsis: Study Island, a provider of web based educational programs for K-12, has been purchased by Providence Equity Partners, Inc. in a cash transaction for $100 million.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners Inc. is a private investment firm specializing in equity investments in communications and media companies around the world. The principals of Providence Equity manage funds with approximately $21 billion in equity commitments. "
target: Study Island
Study Island has provides K-12 schools with the most practical and effective web-based learning programs available. All of our products are web-based, state standards-based, and research based. Our in-house writing and editing staff designs and creates our programs.
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$100
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$10
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10.0x
announced 4/3/2012 via BNC Analysis

Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA), will acquire Children's Progress

synopsis: Northwest Evaluation Association announced that it will acquire Children's Progress, Inc., a New York-based adaptive assessment and reporting firm with a focus on pre-K – 3rd grade students.
buyer: Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)
Northwest Evaluation Association is a non-profit organization that offers educational consulting services. The company provides computer based assessments, classrooms resources and reporting, consulting, research, and professional training and development services. "
target: Children's Progress
Children’s Progress is an award-winning educational technology company based in New York City. It specializes in the development of engaging computer-adaptive programs for young children that help educators pinpoint how to best challenge and support each child.
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closed 5/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired Freckle Education

synopsis: A year of vetting math tool after math tool came to an end with Renaissance announcing its acquisition of Freckle Education, a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target: Freckle Education
Freckle Education is a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science. Freckle currently claims more than 700,000 teachers and 10 million students have used the platform across 75,000 schools.
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closed 7/16/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Showbie, acquired Socrative

synopsis: Showbie, a classroom workflow app with millions of users around the globe, has acquired Socrative from MasteryConnect. Socrative is a classroom app for fun, effective classroom engagement. No matter where or how instructors teach, Socrative allows teachers to instantly connect with students as learning happens.
buyer: Showbie
Showbie is a classroom workflow app with millions of users around the globe. Founded in 2012, Showbie’s mission is to build tools to help teachers and students everywhere be more productive and creative in the paperless classroom. "
target parent: MasteryConnect
target: Socrative
Socrative is a classroom app for fun, effective classroom engagement. No matter where or how instructors teach, Socrative allows teachers to instantly connect with students as learning happens.
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announced 6/19/2014 via BusinessWire

MasteryConnect, will acquire Socrative

synopsis: Education technology leader MasteryConnect announced it is acquiring Socrative, a student response system that increases classroom engagement, for $5 million in cash and stock. The deal will add Socrative's real-time classroom assessment functionality to MasteryConnect's existing suite of cloud-based software and apps for learning in K-12 settings.
buyer: MasteryConnect
MasteryConnect is a market leader in curriculum, assessment and mastery learning tools for K-12. MasteryConnect supports teachers via its Mastery Learning Platform, as well as through their numerous apps on all Web-enabled devices. "
target: Socrative
Socrative supports teachers in formatively assessing their students with educational activities on all Web-enabled devices; including tablets, laptops and smartphones.
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closed 8/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Edgenuity, Inc., acquired Compass Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC, an investment company focused on digital and SaaS education solutions, announced that Edgenuity, a Weld North company and a leader in online and blended learning solutions, has acquired digital education software provider Compass Learning.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: Edgenuity, Inc.
Edgenuity provides engaging online education solutions that propel success for every student, empower every teacher to deliver more effective instruction, and enable schools and districts to meet their academic goals. "
target: Compass Learning, Inc.
Compass Learning partners with educators to ensure that students achieve record academic results. Its K-12 learning acceleration software combines a research-driven instructional approach and actionable data with engaging digital content so students have fun while making real progress.
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closed 2/1/2010 via Company Press Release

Marlin Equity Partners, acquired CompassLearning, Inc.

synopsis: CompassLearning, the award-winning 40-year-old educational software company, was acquired from Reader’s Digest Association by Marlin Equity Partners on January 26, 2010.
buyer: Marlin Equity Partners
Marlin Equity Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based private investment firm focused on providing corporate parents, shareholders and other stakeholders with tailored solutions that meet their business and liquidity needs. "
target parent: Ripplewood Holdings LLC
target: CompassLearning, Inc.
CompassLearning, the leading provider of personalized education technology solutions, has been helping students excel for over 40 years. To help students achieve success, CompassLearning products support differentiated instruction, formative assessment, and response to intervention.
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closed 3/4/2009 via BusinessWire

SunGard Public Sector, acquired Performance Pathways

synopsis: SunGard has acquired Performance Pathways, a leading provider of instructional management software for K-12 school districts. Performance Pathways software allows teachers and administrators to access and use curriculum and assessment information to manage instruction and make data-informed decisions to help improve student achievement.
buyer: SunGard Public Sector
SunGard Public Sector provides software and consulting solutions that are designed to meet the specialized needs of city and county governments, public safety and justice agencies, K-12 school districts, not-for-profit organizations, and state and central government. "
target: Performance Pathways
Performance Pathways developed the first and only suite of products to help manage and organize—on a schoolwide basis—vital and timely information about student achievement, including curriculum and assessment data.
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closed 1/10/2011 via Market Wire

Educational Testing Service, acquired Computerized Assessments and Learning LLC

synopsis: Educational Testing Service (ETS) has purchased Computerized Assessments and Learning (CAL), LLC, an industry-leading computerized assessment company based in Lawrence, Kansas. CAL's adaptive testing platform provides products and services to support instructional and learning processes for K-12 education systems.
buyer: Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service (ETS) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. "
target: Computerized Assessments and Learning LLC
Computerized Assessments and Learning (CAL), LLC is an industry-leading computerized assessment company based in Lawrence, Kansas. CAL's adaptive testing platform provides products and services to support instructional and learning processes for K-12 education systems.
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closed 10/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Riverside Insights, acquired ESGI, LLC

synopsis: Riverside Insights, a portfolio company of Alpine Investors, has acquired ESGI, a leading SaaS platform for administering, creating, tracking, and reporting teacher-led assessments of early childhood students. ESGI was founded with the mission to help teachers and administrators overcome the unique challenges of early childhood education.
buyer parent: Alpine Investors, LP
buyer: Riverside Insights
Riverside is a provider of educational and clinical assessments that play a key role in helping individuals elevate their learning potential by providing accurate and reliable data. Riverside is comprised of several iconic, leading brands such as Woodcock-Johnson, the Iowa Assessments, and CogAT. "
target: ESGI, LLC
ESGI ("Educational Software for Guiding Instruction") is an industry-leading platform for conducting 1-on-1 assessments that guide instruction for early childhood students. ESGI assessments empower teachers with real-time student data in easy-to-read reports, graphs, parent letters, and flashcards.
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closed 12/14/2006 via BusinessWire

Harcourt Assessment, Inc., acquired Edformation, Inc.

synopsis: Leading test publisher Harcourt Assessment, Inc., announced that it has acquired Edformation, Inc., a privately held company offering its AIMSweb product to education customers. AIMSweb is a research-based screening and progress monitoring tool for use by special education teachers, curriculum specialists and school psychologists.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Harcourt Assessment, Inc.
Harcourt Assessment, Inc. is a provider of high-quality assessment instruments and testing programs published under two brand names –– Harcourt Assessment and PsychCorp™. "
target: Edformation, Inc.
Edformation, Inc. creates Standard Assessment probes, formative assessment materials and online monitoring and reporting software for use in K-12, Special Education, Adult Learning, Community Education, home school, charter schools, correctional facilities and other educational settings.
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closed 10/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired SchoolZilla

synopsis: Renaissance, the global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, announced that it has acquired Schoolzilla, a company known for its data-driven dashboards that integrate multiple sources of student data, including attendance, suspensions, course grades, and more.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target: SchoolZilla
Schoolzilla is a cloud-based data management and visualization platform for education practitioners that turns operational and achievement data into actionable reports. They've helped thousands of teachers, leaders and data analysts save time, gain critical insight and leverage all their data.
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closed 5/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired Freckle Education

synopsis: A year of vetting math tool after math tool came to an end with Renaissance announcing its acquisition of Freckle Education, a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target: Freckle Education
Freckle Education is a San Francisco-based company that offers online lessons, exercises and assessments for math, English language arts, social studies and science. Freckle currently claims more than 700,000 teachers and 10 million students have used the platform across 75,000 schools.
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closed 4/10/2019 via Company Press Release

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired myIGDIs

synopsis: Renaissance, a global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, has acquired myIGDIs (Early Learning Labs), a provider of early childhood assessment and school-readiness screening tools. myIGDIs helps early childhood educators identify children at-risk of poor learning outcomes early and monitor development goals often.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target: myIGDIs
myIGDIs (Early Learning Labs) is a provider of early childhood assessment and school-readiness screening tools. myIGDIs offers assessments for literacy and numeracy. myIGDIs helps early childhood educators identify children at-risk of poor learning outcomes early and monitor development goals often.
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closed 7/20/2018 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired Renaissance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renaissance, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, announced that Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused global private equity firm, has acquired Renaissance from Hellman & Friedman, a leading private equity investment firm.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Since its launch, Francisco Partners has become one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. "
target parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
target: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance® is a leader in pre-K-12 learning analytics, enabling educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance's solutions facilitate the ability to analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students.
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closed 3/19/2018 via PR Newswire

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired myON

synopsis: Renaissance®, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, announced the acquisition of myON®, a leading provider of digital literacy solutions, from Francisco Partners. myON has created a personalized digital literacy environment that transforms learning.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance® is a leader in pre-K-12 learning analytics, enabling educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance's solutions facilitate the ability to analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
target: myON
myON has created a personalized digital literacy environment that transforms learning. myON expands the classroom by providing unlimited access to the largest collection of more than 13,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, real-time assessments, and a growing Literacy Toolkit.
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closed 2/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired UClass

synopsis: Renaissance Learning, a K12 assessment and learning analytics company, announced the acquisition of UClass, a cloud storage and content management platform for school districts' curricula. UClass enables districts to flexibly distribute core curriculum to staff, facilitate collaboration across schools and measure the efficacy of its resources.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning is a leader of K12 assessment and learning analytics with a presence in more than a third of U.S. schools and 60 countries around the world. Renaissance Learning enables educators to deliver highly differentiated and timely instruction. "
target: UClass
UClass is a K12 content management solution that enables districts to flexibly distribute core curriculum to staff, facilitate collaboration across schools and measure the efficacy of its resources. It gives teachers and administrators a place to host purchased, in-house and open source curriculum.
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closed 4/10/2014 via Market Wire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, acquired Renaissance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renaissance Learning, a leading provider of online assessments and data-powered teaching and learning solutions, announced that Hellman & Friedman, the San Francisco-based private equity investment firm, has successfully completed its acquisition of Renaissance from the Permira funds.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
Hellman & Friedman LLC is a leading private equity investment firm that focuses on investing in superior business franchises and serving as a partner to management in select industries including software, internet & digital media, business & marketing services, financial services and healthcare. "
target parent: Permira
target: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning is a leader of K12 assessment and learning analytics with a presence in more than a third of U.S. schools and 60 countries around the world. Renaissance Learning enables educators to deliver highly differentiated and timely instruction.
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closed 6/28/2013 via PR Newswire

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired Subtext

synopsis: Renaissance Learning, a leading provider of online assessments and data-powered teaching and learning solutions for the classroom, announced the acquisition of Subtext. Subtext is a digital reading service that spans the K12 curriculum and makes it easy for classroom groups to collaborate in the pages of any digital book, article or document.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning, Inc. is a leading provider of technology-based school improvement and student assessment programs for K12 schools. Its tools provide daily formative assessment and periodic progress-monitoring technology to enhance core curriculum. "
target: Subtext
Subtext is a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. It also allows users to layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes, opening up almost limitless opportunities to engage students and foster analysis and writing skills.
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closed 10/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Permira, acquired Renaissance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renaissance Learning, Inc., a leading provider of technology-based school improvement and student assessment programs for K-12 schools, announced the successful completion of its acquisition by a company owned by the Permira Funds. Permira is a European private equity firm with global reach.
buyer: Permira
Permira is a European private equity firm with global reach. The Permira funds, raised from pension funds and other institutions, make long-term investments in companies with the ambition of transforming their performance and driving sustainable growth. "
target: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning, Inc. is a leading provider of technology-based school improvement and student assessment programs for K12 schools. Its tools provide daily formative assessment and periodic progress-monitoring technology to enhance core curriculum.
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closed 3/1/2005 via PR Newswire

Generation 21, acquired Generation 21

synopsis: Renaissance Learning, Inc., a leading provider of learning information systems and school improvement programs for pre-K-12 schools, today announced that it has sold its wholly owned subsidiary, Generation21 Learning Systems, LLC to the current president of Generation21, John Stearns, effective today.
buyer: Generation 21
Generation21 is a provider of e-learning and knowledge management solutions to corporations. The Generation21 technology was created more than ten years ago in the high-tech training environment of the U.S. space program at Cape Canaveral where it is still used today. "
target parent: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
target: Generation 21
Generation21 is a provider of e-learning and knowledge management solutions to corporations. The Generation21 technology was created more than ten years ago in the high-tech training environment of the U.S. space program at Cape Canaveral where it is still used today.
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closed 6/27/2005 via PR Newswire

AlphaSmart, Inc. merged with Renaissance Learning, Inc.,

synopsis: Renaissance Learning(R), Inc. and AlphaSmart, Inc. announced today that the merger of AlphaSmart, Inc. with a subsidiary of Renaissance Learning, Inc. has been completed. Renaissance Learning will issue approximately 1.2 million shares of Renaissance Learning common stock and pay approximately $34 million in cash.
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning is the creator of Renaissance solutions - the nation's leading programs for pre-K to 12 school- and districtwide improvement. Renaissance solutions enhance virtually any curriculum with a combination of research-based software, professional development, technical services, and p"
target: AlphaSmart, Inc.
AlphaSmart, Inc. is a provider of affordable, portable personal learning solutions for the K-12 classroom. Its portable computer-companion products are used by students to enhance writing, keyboarding and comprehension, and have been adopted by more than 8,000 school districts in the United States
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$51
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announced 9/17/2020 via PR Newswire

GI Partners, will acquire Sectigo Limited

synopsis: Sectigo, a leading provider of automated digital identity management and web security solutions, will be acquired by GI Partners, a leading private investment firm. GI Partners will support the acceleration of Sectigo's security innovations and growth as the company expands worldwide.
buyer: GI Partners
GI Partners is a private investment firm based in San Francisco, California. The firm has raised over $23 billion in capital from leading institutional investors around the world to invest in private equity, real estate, and data infrastructure strategies. "
target parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
target: Sectigo Limited
Sectigo is a leading cybersecurity provider of digital identity solutions, including TLS and SSL certificates, DevOps, IoT, enterprise-grade PKI (Public Key Infrastructure) management, and multi-layered web security.
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closed 9/15/2020 via BNC Analysis

GoodRx, Inc., acquired Scriptcycle LLC

synopsis: GoodRx, a website and a mobile app that gathers current prices, powerful savings tips and valuable discounts for every prescription drug at virtually every pharmacy in the US, has acquired Scriptcycle, a healthcare technology company that provides prescription processing and adjudication services to patients, pharmacies, and employers.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: GoodRx, Inc.
GoodRx helps Americans save on their prescriptions. It offers a website and a mobile app that gathers current prices, powerful savings tips and valuable discounts for every prescription drug at virtually every pharmacy in the US. "
target: Scriptcycle LLC
Scriptcycle is a healthcare technology company that provides prescription processing and adjudication services to patients, pharmacies, and employers. They offer Prescription Processing & Adjudication, Preferred Prescription Savings Programs, and Transparent Prescription Benefit Management.
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closed 9/10/2020 via BusinessWire

Dynamo Software, acquired Imagineer Technology Group, Inc.

synopsis: Dynamo Software has acquired Imagineer Technology Group, a company that offers relationship management software and services that help investor relations and fund marketing teams to effectively manage their clients, raise capital, and operate their businesses efficiently and intelligently.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Dynamo Software
Dynamo Software has provided premium industry-specific, configurable investment management and reporting software for the global alternative assets industry since 1998, including fund administrators, endowments, pension funds, foundations, private equity and more. "
target: Imagineer Technology Group, Inc.
Since its founding in 1998, Imagineer Technology Group has provided relationship management software and services that help investor relations and fund marketing teams to effectively manage their clients, raise capital, and operate their businesses efficiently and intelligently.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

VeriFone, Inc., acquired 2 Checkout.com, Inc.

synopsis: Verifone, a leading payments technology company, has acquired 2Checkout, a payment processor that allows companies to accept online & mobile payments from buyers worldwide with localized payment options.
buyer: VeriFone, Inc. (PAY:$2,000.46)
Verifone is a leading payments technology company. Verifone connects more than 29 million payment devices to the cloud, merging the online and in-store shopping experience and creating the next generation of digital engagement between merchants and consumers. "
target parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
target: 2 Checkout.com, Inc.
2Checkout is a payment processor that allows companies to accept online & mobile payments from buyers worldwide with localized payment options. Capabilities include a pre-integrated payments gateway, merchant account, PCI compliance, international fraud prevention, & integration with shopping carts.
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closed 9/2/2020 via BusinessWire

Quest Software, Inc., acquired Binary Tree

synopsis: Quest Software, a global systems management and security software provider, announced the acquisition of Binary Tree, a leader in migrations and a long-time Microsoft partner. Since 1993, Binary Tree has been focused on helping customers transform and manage change with Microsoft environments both on-premises and in the cloud.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Quest Software, Inc. (QSFT:$857.42)
Quest Software is a global systems management and security software provider. They help solve the complex technology and security problems that stand in the way of organizations’ ability to always be ready for what’s next. "
target: Binary Tree
Binary Tree provides software and SaaS solutions designed to enable enterprises everywhere to transform and manage change with the Microsoft cloud.
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closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

Silkeborg Data, acquired Altiplan Aps

synopsis: Silkeborg Data A/S, a Danish provider of payroll software solutions, has acquired Altiplan, a Danish software company that offers a unique rostering system for hospitals. Altiplan's HosInfo solution is an efficient IT system that automatically prepares work plans and ensures that the resources of each department are utilized optimally.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Silkeborg Data
Silkeborg Data is a Danish provider of payroll software solutions. Silkeborg Data offers a flexible payroll system for companies, institutions, and municipalities. Their solution enables their clients to streamline their payroll processes and focus on their core tasks. "
target: Altiplan Aps
Altiplan is a Danish software company that offers a unique rostering system for hospitals. Altiplan's HosInfo solution is an efficient IT system that automatically prepares work plans and ensures that the resources of each department are utilized optimally.
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closed 7/31/2020 via Company Press Release

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired Consignor

synopsis: Francisco Partners, a leading global private equity firm, has acquired Consignor Group, a leading Nordic software company with a clear focus on delivery management solutions for the booming e-commerce industry and industrial companies.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm that specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled businesses. They have invested in over 275 technology companies, making them one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. "
target: Consignor
Consignor is a leading Nordic software company with a clear focus on delivery management solutions for the booming e-commerce industry and industrial companies.
price ($mm)
$165*
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closed 7/22/2020 via Company Press Release

Discovery Education, acquired Spiral

synopsis: Discovery Education—the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms—announced the acquisition of Spiral.  Based in the United Kingdom, Spiral provides educators a multiuse platform that supports collaborative learning and formative assessment both in the classroom
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content, and professional learning for K-12 classrooms. Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning, creating immersive STEM experiences, and improving academic achievement. "
target: Spiral
Based in the United Kingdom, Spiral provides educators a multiuse platform that supports collaborative learning and formative assessment both in the classroom and the remote environment. Spiral contains many favourite formative assessment apps in one platform.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

EG A/S, acquired Hano AS

synopsis: EG, a Herning, Denmark-based provider of software consulting services, announced that it acquired the software company Hano AS, from Norway. Hano,  founded in 1998 by Erik Bjønnes and Leif Fage, provides online booking and payment solutions for hairdressers in the Norwegian market.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: EG A/S
EG is a Scandinavian software company with more than 1,300 employees working from more than 20 offices in Scandinavia and Poland. The company is also a supplier of the preferred medical and clinical systems in the primary healthcare sector in Denmark. "
target: Hano AS
Hano, founded in 1998 by Erik Bjønnes and Leif Fage, provides online booking and payment solutions for hairdressers in the Norwegian market, serving about 3,500 customers.
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closed 3/31/2020 via BusinessWire

SmartBear, Inc., purchased Test Management for Jira from Adaptavist

synopsis: SmartBear, a leading provider of software development and quality tools, announced the acquisition of Test Management for Jira (TM4J), the #1 user-rated QA and test management app in Jira for enterprise teams, from London-based Adaptavist.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: SmartBear, Inc.
SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible. Their tools assist with API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications. "
seller: Adaptavist
The acquisition includes Test Management for Jira (TM4J), the #1 user-rated QA and test management app in Jira for enterprise teams, from London-based Adaptavist, the leading Atlassian partner globally for professional services, managed services, training, and Atlassian Marketplace Apps.
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closed 3/18/2020 via Company Press Release

EG A/S, acquired Holte AS

synopsis: EG, a leading provider of industry-specific software in Scandinavia, has acquired Holte, a Norwegian provider of software solutions for the construction industry. Holte offers software solutions that assist construction companies in managing all steps of the construction process, from project calculation to complete documentation and follow up.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: EG A/S
EG is a Scandinavian software company with more than 1,000 employees working from 15 locations in Scandinavia and Poland. EG develops, delivers, and services industry-specific software solutions to more than 9,500 public and commercial customers. "
target: Holte AS
Holte is a Norwegian provider of software solutions for the construction industry. Holte offers software solutions that assist construction companies in managing all steps of the construction process, from project calculation to complete documentation and follow up.
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closed 3/2/2020 via BusinessWire

BluJay Solutions, acquired Expedient Software

synopsis: BluJay Solutions, a provider of supply chain applications, networks, and data solutions, has acquired Australian company Expedient Software, a provider of customs and forwarding software for the logistics market. With the acquisition, BluJay broadens its customs and forwarding technology offerings and its presence in the Asia-Pacific region.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: BluJay Solutions
BluJay Solutions helps companies around the world achieve excellence in logistics and trade compliance. BluJay's DNA platform powers the Frictionless Supply Chain for thousands of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, customs brokers, carriers, and logistics service providers. "
target: Expedient Software
Expedient is a leading provider of customs and forwarding software for the logistics market in Australia and New Zealand. The company offers several modules, including customs clearance and forwarding software with transport and container management, workflow, and track and trace functionality.
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closed 4/1/2020 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired Smith Technologies

synopsis: Francisco Partners has acquired Smith Technologies, a subsidiary of J M Smith Corporation. Smith Technologies® is comprised of products and services from the QS/1, Integra, LTC and PUBLIQ Software brands. QS/1 designs, builds, and supports industry-leading retail pharmacy management systems. The company will be rebranded as RedSail Technologies
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm that specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled businesses. They have invested in over 275 technology companies, making them one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. "
target parent: J M Smith Corporation
target: Smith Technologies
Smith Technologies, a unit J M Smith Corporation, is comprised of products and services from the QS/1, Integra, LTC and PUBLIQ Software brands. QS/1 designs, builds, and supports industry-leading retail pharmacy management systems. PUBLIQ Software provides software for state and local governments.
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closed 8/31/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Elliott Management Corp., Francisco Partners Management LLC, acquired LogMeIn, Inc.

synopsis: LogMeIn, Inc., a leading provider of cloud services for the work-from-anywhere economy, announced the completion of its sale to affiliates of Francisco Partners and Evergreen Coast Capital, the private equity affiliate of Elliott Management Corporation.
buyer: Elliott Management Corp.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners Management is a leading technology-focused global private equity firm. Evergreen Coast Capital Corporation is a company that manages two multi-strategy funds which combined have approximately $38 billion of assets under management. "
target: LogMeIn, Inc. (LOGM:$1,247.90)
LogMeIn, Inc. simplifies how people connect with each other to drive meaningful interactions, deepen relationships, and create better outcomes for individuals and businesses. It is a leader in communication & conferencing, identity & access, and customer engagement & support.
price ($mm)[EV]
$4,365 [$4,556]
rev ($mm)
$1,248
EBITDA ($mm)
$319
EV / rev
3.7x
EV / EBITDA
14.3x
closed 10/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired SchoolZilla

synopsis: Renaissance, the global leader in pre-K–12 education technology, announced that it has acquired Schoolzilla, a company known for its data-driven dashboards that integrate multiple sources of student data, including attendance, suspensions, course grades, and more.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance is a global leader in pre-K–12 educational technology, enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students. "
target: SchoolZilla
Schoolzilla is a cloud-based data management and visualization platform for education practitioners that turns operational and achievement data into actionable reports. They've helped thousands of teachers, leaders and data analysts save time, gain critical insight and leverage all their data.
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closed 10/7/2019 via PR Newswire

RLDatix, purchased Patient Safety Business from Quantros, Inc.

synopsis: RLDatix, a leading provider of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) solutions that drive patient safety, acquired Milpitas, Calif., based Quantros Inc.'s patient safety business. Quantros is a leading provider of quality and patient safety software for healthcare, with more than 800 hospitals and health system customers across the United States.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: RLDatix
RLDatix helps organizations drive safer care by providing governance, risk and compliance tools that drive overall improvement and safety. Their suite of cloud-based software helps organizations report on adverse events, reduce healthcare-acquired infections and ensure patient safety. "
seller parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
seller: Quantros, Inc.
Quantros Inc.'s patient safety business consist of the Quantros Safety Suite. It enables healthcare providers to improve quality and patient safety by providing the information they need to prevent errors, improve outcomes, reduce risks and costs.
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announced 9/30/2019 via BusinessWire

Francisco Partners Management LLC, will acquire Orchard Software Corporation

synopsis: Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused private equity firm, will acquire Orchard Software Corporation, a privately owned company specializing in developing and supporting award-winning Laboratory Information Systems that enhance clinical and pathology laboratory workflow, as well as support laboratory outreach and point-of-care testing.
buyer: Francisco Partners Management LLC
Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm that specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled businesses. They have invested in over 200 technology companies, making them one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. "
target: Orchard Software Corporation
Orchard Software is a leader in the laboratory information system industry and offers a variety of laboratory system solutions. Orchard's products are used by physician groups, clinics, hospitals, independent reference labs, student health centers, veterinary labs, and public health organizations.
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closed 9/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

GoodRx, Inc., acquired HeyDoctor

synopsis: GoodRx, a company that offers a website that gathers current prices, powerful savings tips and valuable discounts for every prescription drug, has acquired HeyDoctor, a company that connects patients and providers over an online platform and provides advice, prescriptions, and lab results from expert doctors without requiring insurance.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: GoodRx, Inc.
GoodRx helps Americans save on their prescriptions. It offers a website and a mobile app that gathers current prices, powerful savings tips and valuable discounts for every prescription drug at virtually every pharmacy in the US. "
target: HeyDoctor
HeyDoctor is building a new healthcare experience that connects patients and providers over an online platform. They provide advice, prescriptions, and lab results from expert doctors without requiring insurance.
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

EG A/S, acquired Sonlinc A/S

synopsis: EG, a Denmark-based software company, has acquired the Danish-owned IT company Sonlinc A/S, a provider of services and software for the utility industry, strengthening EG's position in the utility market. Sonlinc's standard solution, SonWin, is used for customer services, trading, and billing of power, water, heating, gas, waste, and internet.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: EG A/S
EG is a Scandinavian software company with more than 1,000 employees working from 15 locations in Scandinavia and Poland. EG develops, delivers, and services industry-specific software solutions to more than 9,500 public and commercial customers. "
target: Sonlinc A/S
Denmark-based Sonlinc optimizes business processes and develops IT solutions for moving utilities. Sonlinc's solution, SonWin, is used for customer service, trade, and billing of electricity, water, heat, gas, waste, and broadband. SonWin quickly and easily adapts to the needs of users' utilities.
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closed 8/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

SmartBear, Inc., acquired Bitbar

synopsis: SmartBear, the driver behind the industry’s best tools for ensuring quality software delivery, announced the acquisition of Bitbar, provider of the world’s most advanced mobile app test automation platform and device cloud.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: SmartBear, Inc.
SmartBear is the leader in software quality tools for teams. The company’s products help deliver the highest quality and best performing software possible. Their tools assist with API testing, UI testing, code review and performance monitoring across mobile, web and desktop applications. "
target: Bitbar
Bitbar is the most flexible cloud-based testing platform to automate continuous software delivery. Empowering DevOps teams of all sizes – including Mozilla, WeWork, Google, PayPal, Deutsche Telekom, Square, CBS Interactive, and TomTom.
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announced 1/23/2019 via PR Newswire

Dynata, will acquire Reimagine Holdings Group

synopsis: Dynata, a global leader in first-party data and data services, announces it has reached an agreement to acquire Reimagine Holdings Group, a global leader in data creation and technology-enabled business intelligence headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.
buyer parent: Court Square Capital Partners
buyer: Dynata
Dynata is the premier global provider of data solutions and technology for consumer and B2B survey research. Dynata reaches participants in 90+ sample countries via internet, telephone, mobile/wireless and mixed-access offerings. "
target: Reimagine Holdings Group
Reimagine is a global leader in data creation for business intelligence, and has redefined the insights industry by acquiring and investing in growth-oriented, technology-enabled service companies.
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closed 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

startup300 AG, acquired Pioneers.io

synopsis: startup300, an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator, has acquired Pioneers.io, an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene. Pioneers' flagship event, Pioneers Festival, brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
buyer: startup300 AG
startup300 is an Austrian angel investor network and business accelerator that offers their services to Austrian startups. The group consists of 142 angels and investors that help startups grow their businesses. They focus on startups that have scalable, innovative or disruptive business models. "
target: Pioneers.io
Pioneers.io is an international relationship builder in the tech and startup scene, offering events, consulting, and investment. Their Pioneers Festival event brings together a global community of 2,500 founders, investors, and innovation executives to build partnerships and shape the future.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BusinessWire

Valuesetters, will be merged with Netcapital

synopsis: ValueSetters, a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet, is to merge with Netcapital, a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow.
buyer: Valuesetters (OTCPK:VSTR:$1.75)
Led by a team of professional investors, digital marketing experts, and technology specialists, ValueSetters is a publicly-traded boutique advisory firm with unique expertise in helping private companies raise capital over the internet. "
target: Netcapital
Netcapital is a private securities platform that connects investors to entrepreneurs to help private companies grow. Netcapital operates an investment portal that enables investors to set up an account online, browse information on private companies offering securities on the platform, and invest.
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closed 3/14/2017 via PR Newswire

The Shipyard, acquired TOMORRO\\\ LLC

synopsis: The Shipyard, an independent marketing firm, today announces the acquisition of TOMORRO\\\, an innovation consultancy led by marketing icon Jon Bond – combining the companies' strategic, creative and data-centric talents to address rising demand from businesses seeking to inoculate themselves against Disruption.
buyer: The Shipyard
The Shipyard is an independent marketing consultancy and the first "marketing engineering" firm. It is creating digital transformation for the world's most significant brands- where high velocity content creation meets big data, where competitive strategy meets creative and disruptive advertising. "
target: TOMORRO\\\ LLC
TOMORRO\\\ LLC is a consultancy designed to accelerate brand value through the adoption of the most forward-thinking marketing approaches and technologies. TOMORRO\\\ is an active investor and advisor in ad technology companies.
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