Like Cirrus Group LLC

announced 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC

synopsis: Procare Software (Procare), a global leader in child care management solutions, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC, a leading online Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of dynamic operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities, school districts and community education centers.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Cirrus Group LLC
Cirrus Group LLC is a SaaS provider of operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities and school districts. Cirrus Group's solutions enable their clients to manage their enrollment, participant payments, staff scheduling and government compliancy requirements.
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announced 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Advent International, will acquire Transaction Services Group

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

Russmedia International AG, acquired Little Bird GmbH

synopsis: Russmedia International AG, an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe, has acquired a majority stake in Little Bird, a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services.
buyer parent: Russ Media
buyer: Russmedia International AG
Founded in 2017, Russmedia International AG is an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe. They support entrepreneurs throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. The company also manages the digital businesses of the Russmedia Group. "
target: Little Bird GmbH
Little Bird is a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services. Their solutions allows parents to find childcare services that suits their needs and childcare service providers to more efficiently manage their business.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kriyo, acquired ClassVita

synopsis: KRIYO, a Preschool and Daycare Management Platform, announced that it is joining hands with Jaipur based Classvita, an education technology startup focussed on providing Digital management solution to the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Industry. ClassVita streamlines all the operations at Pre-Schools & Daycares in an efficient manner.
buyer: Kriyo
KRIYO is a One-Stop Digital Platform for Preschools & Daycares to manage everything right from Enquiries, Admissions, Fee Payments, Parent Communication, School Bus Tracking, and get Business Insights. Educators can efficiently manage their business while easily sending updates to parents. "
target: ClassVita
Jaipur based Classvita is an education technology startup focussed on providing Digital management solution to the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Industry. ClassVita streamlines all the operations at Pre-Schools & Daycares in an efficient manner.
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closed 8/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Smartcare, acquired PreSchool2me

synopsis: Smartcare, a company that strives to uplift the early education sector by providing leading edge technology tools and training for strong child care center management and financial sustainability, has acquired Preschool2me, a software that focuses on connecting parents and childcare providers through digital daily reports, photos, and messages.
buyer: Smartcare
Smartcare strives to uplift the early education sector by providing leading edge technology tools and training for strong child care center management and financial sustainability. Their technology and training support better communication between staff and parents. "
target: PreSchool2me
Preschool2me software focuses on connecting parents and childcare providers through digital daily reports, photos, and messages. Their extensive director's dashboard also provides various time-saving tools to manage school centers.
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announced 5/15/2019 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Kinderlime

synopsis: Procare Software, a global leader in child care management solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kinderlime Inc., a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Kinderlime
Kinderlime Inc. is a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions. By simplifying licensing paperwork, attendance, parent billing, staffing and parent connections, Kinderlime has operationalized over 5,000 schools nationwide.
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announced 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Transaction Services Group, will acquire Xplor Australia

synopsis: Transaction Services Group (TSG), a global leader in revenue management solutions, will acquire Xplor, a leading Australian ed-tech company focused on child care services. Xplor's SaaS platform and mobile solutions help child care centres to easily manage and automate all aspects of their operations.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Transaction Services Group
TSG is a global provider of integrated software and payment solutions to the health & wellness and childcare sectors. TSG helps gyms, community clubs, and childcare centres manage their members and customer, driving member retention and revenue performance while reducing costs. "
target: Xplor Australia
Xplor is a leading Australian ed-tech company focused on child care services. Xplor offers a range of products for supporting administrators, educators and parents. Their SaaS platform and mobile solutions help child care centres to easily manage and automate all aspects of their operations.
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closed 5/16/2019 via BusinessWire

UrbanSitter, acquired Sitter, Inc

synopsis: UrbanSitter, an online and mobile service that enables parents and caregivers to connect through people they know, announced that it has acquired the Denver-based startup Sitter Inc. Sitter Pro is a B2B solution designed to address the operational needs of thousands of sitter and nanny agencies across the nation.
buyer: UrbanSitter
UrbanSitter is an app and website that makes it easier for parents to find, book and pay trusted childcare, from date nights to full-time care. UrbanSitter taps into parents' networks to connect them with sitters of friends, co-workers, moms groups and parents from their kid's school. "
target: Sitter, Inc
Sitter is a technology company simplifying the process of scheduling, paying and finding sitters for busy parents. For businesses, Sitter Pro helps agencies with the technology necessary to compete with the national brands. Clients can book and pay caregivers without ever calling the office.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unicorn Systems, acquired Edookit

synopsis: Unicorn Systems, a European company providing information systems and IT solutions, has acquired Edookit, a modern school information system in the Czech Republic. Edookit offers a cloud-based school information system that contains everything a school needs, including communication, timetable, grading, class record book, payments and more.
buyer: Unicorn Systems
Unicorn Systems is a European provider of information systems and IT solutions. Unicorn has developed a number of high-end, large-scale solutions, which are being used to serve the IT needs of important companies in many of the key sectors of the economy. "
target: Edookit
Edookit is a modern school information system in the Czech Republic. Edookit offers a cloud-based school information system that contains everything a school needs, including communication, timetable, grading, homework, certificates, class record book, payments and electronic GDPR consents.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Noodle, acquired Clark

synopsis: Noodle, an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning, has acquired Clark, a business software solution for tutors. Clark's business management software allows users to schedule new sessions, automatically remind students of upcoming sessions, and handle all client payments.
buyer: Noodle
Noodle is an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning. Through its unbiased data, Noodle connects students with schools, programs, resources, experts and more. Noodle offers unbiased information on more than 700,000 education providers and resources. "
target: Clark
Clark is a business software solution for tutors. Clark provides educators with the tools they need to build successful tutoring businesses. Their business management software allows users to schedule new sessions, automatically remind students of upcoming sessions, and handle all client payments.
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announced 4/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Onex Corporation, will acquire PowerSchool Group LLC

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

BV Investment Partners, acquired SchoolMint

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

Education Brands, acquired Ravenna Solutions

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

Education Brands, acquired SchoolSpeak

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

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Pearson plc has sold its PowerSchool business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most widely used web-based SIS in North America.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on software and technology businesses. Vista Equity Partners understands the software business model and has specific operational improvements to create value, which they combine with a unique perspective. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most used web-based SIS in North America.
price ($mm)
$350
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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 3/28/2012 via PR Web

O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway, acquired SchoolOne, LLC

synopsis: Consulting firm, O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway, announced the acquisition of the SchoolOne brand, Student Information System (SIS) software and related services from Cleveland-based IT firm FIT Technologies. The SchoolOne SIS software tracks important student metrics such as attendance, assignments, grades and behavior.
buyer: O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway
O’Meara Ferguson has established itself as both an innovator and an authority in Church-related project financing and financial matters. "
target: SchoolOne, LLC
SchoolOne is a pioneer and leader in providing complex, web-based information systems for the PreK-12 education market with expertise in the Catholic, private, charter, and public school markets.
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closed 11/17/2010 via Company Press Release

Pearson Education, acquired The Administrative Assistants Ltd.

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, announced the acquisition of The Administrative Assistants Ltd., provider of eSIS® student information system (SIS) in the K-12 school market worldwide.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Pearson, the global leader in education services, education technology and school solutions, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems and teacher professional development. "
target: The Administrative Assistants Ltd.
The Administrative Assistants Ltd. is committed to providing secure, comprehensive and centralized software solutions that improve the way clients collect, store and retrieve student information, backed by the highest level of on-site technical consulting and client support available.
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announced 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC

synopsis: Procare Software (Procare), a global leader in child care management solutions, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC, a leading online Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of dynamic operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities, school districts and community education centers.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Cirrus Group LLC
Cirrus Group LLC is a SaaS provider of operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities and school districts. Cirrus Group's solutions enable their clients to manage their enrollment, participant payments, staff scheduling and government compliancy requirements.
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announced 5/15/2019 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Kinderlime

synopsis: Procare Software, a global leader in child care management solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kinderlime Inc., a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Kinderlime
Kinderlime Inc. is a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions. By simplifying licensing paperwork, attendance, parent billing, staffing and parent connections, Kinderlime has operationalized over 5,000 schools nationwide.
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announced 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC

synopsis: Procare Software (Procare), a global leader in child care management solutions, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC, a leading online Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of dynamic operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities, school districts and community education centers.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Cirrus Group LLC
Cirrus Group LLC is a SaaS provider of operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities and school districts. Cirrus Group's solutions enable their clients to manage their enrollment, participant payments, staff scheduling and government compliancy requirements.
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closed 5/9/2018 via BNC Analysis

Procare Software, acquired SchoolLeader

synopsis: Procare Software, a global leader in child care management solutions, has acquired SchoolLeader from Kressa Software. SchoolLeader specializes in the design and development of business applications and networks for the child care industry.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target parent: Kressa Software Corporation
target: SchoolLeader
SchoolLeader is a division of Kressa Software which specializes in the design and development of business applications and networks for the child care, consulting and communication industries.
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closed 12/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Procare Software, acquired KidReports

synopsis: Procare Software, a global leader in child care management solutions, has completed the acquisition of KidReports, a leading provider of real time reporting technology and services to child care providers. KidReports provides the most customizable and flexible set of tools for tracking activities, messaging parents, and keeping digital records.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: KidReports
KidReports was founded to help parents stay connected with their children. They offer a complete tool for digital classroom management, parent communication and engagement, and licensing compliance. KidReports provides tools for tracking activities, messaging parents, and keeping digital records.
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closed 5/20/2015 via PE Hub

TA Associates, acquired Procare Software

synopsis: TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, announced it has completed a majority investment in Procare Software. Procare provides integrated payment processing, software, hardware and data hosting to child care businesses and organizations, helping them streamline management, administration and recordkeeping.
buyer: TA Associates
TA Associates is one of the oldest and largest growth private equity firms in the world. They invest in growing private companies in exciting industries, with the goal of helping management teams build their businesses into great companies. "
target: Procare Software
Founded in 1992, Procare provides integrated payment processing, software, hardware and data hosting to child care businesses and organizations, helping them streamline management, administration and recordkeeping.
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announced 5/3/2017 via BNC Analysis

iCollege Ltd., will acquire Lara Group Plc

synopsis: iCollege, a training organization that provides specialist education to students from all over the world, will acquire Lara Group plc, the UK's largest dedicated childcare vocational training and SaaS provider. Lara Group provides training and apprenticeships to childcare management software, fee collection, and marketing services.
buyer: iCollege Ltd. (ASX:ICT:$1.58)
iCollege is a training organization that provides specialist education to students from all over the world. They help workers stay relevant in an ever-changing employment environment. The online education provider creates more engaging training experiences for people looking to get ahead. "
target: Lara Group Plc
Lara Group is a global conglomerate that provides developmental products and services to the early years’ sector. Lara Group provides a number of high-quality products and services, these include training and apprenticeships to childcare management software, fee collection, and marketing services.
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closed 5/20/2015 via PE Hub

TA Associates, acquired Procare Software

synopsis: TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, announced it has completed a majority investment in Procare Software. Procare provides integrated payment processing, software, hardware and data hosting to child care businesses and organizations, helping them streamline management, administration and recordkeeping.
buyer: TA Associates
TA Associates is one of the oldest and largest growth private equity firms in the world. They invest in growing private companies in exciting industries, with the goal of helping management teams build their businesses into great companies. "
target: Procare Software
Founded in 1992, Procare provides integrated payment processing, software, hardware and data hosting to child care businesses and organizations, helping them streamline management, administration and recordkeeping.
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announced 5/15/2019 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Kinderlime

synopsis: Procare Software, a global leader in child care management solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kinderlime Inc., a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Kinderlime
Kinderlime Inc. is a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions. By simplifying licensing paperwork, attendance, parent billing, staffing and parent connections, Kinderlime has operationalized over 5,000 schools nationwide.
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closed 8/1/2018 via PR Newswire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired LifeCubby

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leader in the childhood education industry, announced its acquisition of LifeCubby, the recognized leader in early childhood education childcare center management and family engagement software.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of educational products, primarily for early childhood learning centers, elementary schools, PTAs, and consumers. The company has three core divisions: Supplies, Equipment, and Services. "
target: LifeCubby
LifeCubby provides a set of cloud-based child care management software tools that bring efficiency and functionality to the childcare center. LifeCubby is positioned to give teachers and families a feature set and user interface built specifically for their needs and preferences.
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closed 11/3/2016 via Market Wire

Brightwheel, acquired MyChild

synopsis: Brightwheel, the first all-in-one platform for early education, announced it has acquired MyChild, a company with a similar focus on helping schools and childcare providers go paperless. MyChild is a parent engagement tool that helps users focus on child development instead of paperwork.
buyer: Brightwheel
Brightwheel is the first all-in-one platform for early education. Through brightwheel, teachers can easily track attendance, record assessments, share photos and notes, and gain insights into daily activities -- while administrators can manage enrollment, staffing, licensing requirements, and more. "
target: MyChild
MyChild is a parent engagement tool that helps users focus on child development instead of paperwork. Clients benefit from increased parent engagement, higher retention of children and staff, and decreased costs.
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closed 6/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Raptor Technologies, acquired LobbyGuard Solutions

synopsis: Raptor Technologies, the market leader in U.S. K-12 school security solutions announced that it has acquired LobbyGuard Solutions, LLC, a visitor management and front office automation system provider.
buyer: Raptor Technologies
Raptor Technologies helps schools with visitor, volunteer, and emergency management solutions that instantly screen for registered sex offenders, manage custody issues, and run background checks on volunteers. The Raptor system has also been credited with the arrests of numerous sex offenders. "
target: LobbyGuard Solutions
LobbyGuard Solutions provides products in the visitor management sector and offers a self-service sign-in kiosk. The LobbyGuard product line has been the subject of numerous media stories as an important and well-received part of corporate, government and public education security initiatives.
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closed 3/25/2019 via PR Newswire

USSC Group, acquired Child Check-Mate System

synopsis: USSC Group, (USSC) a global leader in the commercial and military seating industry, has acquired Child Check-Mate System (CCM), a Canadian School Bus Safety Company. CCM offers a unique alarm system which acts as an electronic reminder to drivers to help ensure that all children have safely disembarked the vehicle upon the completion of each run.
buyer: USSC Group
USSC Group is a global leader in the commercial and military seating industry. The group designs and engineers world-class safety, survivability, and technology products for commercial and military transportation vehicles. Their products include seating for buses, fire trucks, rail cars and more. "
target: Child Check-Mate System
Child Check-Mate System is a Canadian School Bus Safety Company who has developed and patented a unique alarm system which acts as an electronic reminder to drivers. This reminder helps ensure that all children have safely disembarked the vehicle upon the completion of each run.
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closed 7/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Redflex Group, acquired SmartBus Live

synopsis: Redflex Traffic Systems® is expanding its student safety division with the acquisition of SmartBus Live™. Since 2008, the SmartBus Live safety camera program has helped school districts and municipalities monitor and deter drivers who illegally pass school buses while the stop arm is deployed.
buyer: Redflex Group
Redflex Traffic Systems®, a leader in road safety technology, operates more than 2,000 photo enforcement systems in more than 250 cities throughout the United States and Canada. With continuous development of new safety products, Redflex has been helping to reduce collisions and save lives. "
target: SmartBus Live
SmartBus Live has combined state of the art camera technology with proprietary back-end software, which together make up a comprehensive safety program that enables authorities to better enforce stop arm violations.
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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 2/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Teaching Strategies, Inc., acquired Tadpoles

synopsis: Teaching Strategies is pleased to announce the acquisition of Tadpoles, a leading provider of child management solutions to the private childcare market. Tadpoles' digital communications tools were created to help childcare programs involve parents and simplify operations, improving the quality of care and developmental outcomes for young children.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies is a dynamic educational publishing company that serves the early childhood community exclusively, bringing curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through kindergarten. "
target: Tadpoles
Tadpoles helps early childhood programs to streamline operations and parent communication through mobile technology. Working with childcare centers and preschools around the world, Tadpoles delivers mobile software solutions designed specifically to support student achievement and involve parents.
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closed 11/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Family Zone Cyber Safety, purchased Sonar/MyNet IP from Tesserent Limited

synopsis: Tesserent, a company that delivers network security as a managed service to high value organizations, has sold the Sonar/MyNet IP to Family Zone Cyber Safety Limited, a cyber safety solution that works in and out of home to enable parents to block apps and filter online content.
buyer: Family Zone Cyber Safety (ASX:FZO:$1.24)
Family Zone Cyber Safety is an innovative, simple to use, cyber safety solution that works in and out of home to enable parents to block apps and filter adult content, restrict social media use and automatically schedule screen times by child. "
seller: Tesserent Limited (ASX:TNT:$3.59)
The acquisition includes the Sonar/MyNet IP of Tesserent. Sonar is an identity-based appliance that enables educational institutions to secure and manage their Internet connections. MyNet is a web-based monitoring and administration interface for a school’s Internet Gateway and Internet service.
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$3.80
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closed 1/3/2019 via PR Newswire

Centre Lane Partners, LLC, acquired Turning Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Centre Lane Partners, a private equity firm focused on making investments in North American middle market companies, has acquired Turning Technologies, the global leader for learning, engagement and assessment solutions.
buyer: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
Centre Lane Partners is a private equity firm focused on making investments in North American middle market companies. Centre Lane targets companies with revenues between $20 and $500 million that have leading market positions and sustainable competitive advantages in their respective niches. "
target parent: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
target: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies is the global leader for learning, engagement and assessment solutions. Today, over 20 million response solutions have been delivered to K-12 schools, universities, businesses and government agencies worldwide.
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closed 6/23/2006 via BusinessWire

Talisman Capital, acquired Turning Technologies, LLC

synopsis: Turning Technologies, LLC, a leader in the audience response industry, and Responsive Innovations, LLC, a leader in the manufacture of wireless response devices, today announced their partnership with Talisman Capital Partners ("Talisman").
buyer: Talisman Capital
Talisman Capital Management, Inc., and Talisman Capital Fund I, LLC, invest with management teams in acquisitions, recapitalizations, and industry consolidations of middle-market companies. "
target: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies, LLC develops interactive response systems utilizing the latest software and hardware tools available and transforms them into state of the art applications for audience response.
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closed 1/8/2019 via BusinessWire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired BioStore

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, the UK’s leading business-critical software provider, announced the acquisition of BioStore Ltd, a principal provider of identity management and cashless catering solutions to UK schools and businesses.
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: BioStore
BioStore develops identity management technologies. BioStore’s identity management and cashless catering solutions are used by over 3,000 UK schools and sixth form colleges to improve and streamline access control and how catering services are delivered.
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closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Escola em Movimento, acquired Pertoo

synopsis: Escola em Movimento, a company in Brazil that helps educational institutions to improve their communications, has acquired Pertoo, a Brazil based company that offers a mobile platform that helps parents, students, and teachers communicate more efficiently. Pertoo allows users to exchange messages in order to schedule meetings and send reminders.
buyer: Escola em Movimento
Escola em Movimento is a company in Brazil that helps educational institutions improve their communication with parents, students, and employees through computers, smartphones, and tablets. The company's platform can send messages, photos, videos, create service channels, and set up calendars. "
target: Pertoo
Pertoo is a Brazil based company that offers a mobile platform that helps parents, students, and teachers communicate more efficiently. The platform allows teachers and parents to exchange messages in order to schedule meetings, send reminders, and share important announcements.
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closed 3/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Edlio, acquired Sangha

synopsis: Edlio, a leading provider of custom Content Management Systems for schools and school districts, announced its acquisition and integration of Sangha, an innovative personalized parent interaction app. The application provides actionable calendars that delivers only the most pertinent and relevant information to the parents.
buyer: Edlio
Edlio powers more than 5,000 school and district websites nationwide with its easy-to-use content management system. Each website features a responsive design that reflects each school's brand and is packed with features designed specifically for teachers and school administrators. "
target: Sangha
Sangha helps districts, schools, teachers and groups to connect, inform, and interact with parents. With Sangha's actionable calendar based platform all parties in a school or out of school organization can co-ordinate, plan and share events and tasks for upcoming days, weeks and months.
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