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closed 11/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Pear Deck merged with GoGuardian,

synopsis: GoGuardian, a K-12 EdTech company dedicated to maximizing each student’s learning potential by providing solutions that enable more productive and safer digital learning, announced a merger with Pear Deck, an award-winning and market-leading student engagement platform.
buyer parent: Sumeru Equity Partners
buyer: GoGuardian
GoGuardian is a K-12 EdTech company dedicated to maximizing each student’s learning potential by providing solutions that enable more productive and safer digital learning. "
target: Pear Deck
Pear Deck is an award-winning and market-leading student engagement platform. Pear Deck is used in more than 17,000 schools and by 8 million educators and students around the world to improve equity, academic achievement, and classroom culture.
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closed 1/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Scantron Corporation, acquired GlobalScholar

synopsis: Scantron Corporation announced that it has acquired GlobalScholar, an education technology company. GlobalScholar’s technology solutions are marketed under the “Pinnacle” brand and are designed to manage the entire cycle of learning for K-12 students, teachers, parents and education administrators.
buyer parent: M&F Worldwide Corp.
buyer: Scantron Corporation
Scantron helps education, commercial, and government organizations worldwide measure and improve effectiveness with assessment and survey solutions built on leading products and comprehensive, value-added services. "
target parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
target: GlobalScholar
GlobalScholar empowers educators, parents and students throughout the entire learning lifecycle, helping schools achieve educational excellence. Pinnacle Suite, supports all aspects of managing education at K-12 schools.
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closed 5/31/2012 via PR Newswire

Full East International Limited, merged with Neologic Animation Inc.

synopsis: Neologic Animation Inc., an educational software Company in the People's Republic of China, announced that it has completed its merger with Full East International Limited. Neologic Animation Inc.'s afterschool training website for primary school students, is an educational online game.
buyer: Full East International Limited (NANI:$0.00)
Full East International Limited is a shell company. "
target: Neologic Animation Inc.
Neologic Animation Inc. is an educational software company in the People's Republic of China. The educational online game "Naniya World" is geared to primary school students and is focused on cultivating students' independent learning capacity as well as their self-development capacity.
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closed 6/16/2006 via PR Newswire

Education World, acquired SchoolNotes

synopsis: SchoolNotes has been acquired by Education World. SchoolNotes provides easy-to-use school-to-home communications tools, enabling teachers to set up Web pages where students can get their homework and consult learning resources.
buyer parent: EDmin.com, Inc.
buyer: Education World
Education World, the leading free education Web site, features new, original content every weekday of the school year. "
target: SchoolNotes
SchoolNotes provides easy-to-use school-to-home communications tools, enabling teachers to set up Web pages where students can get their homework and consult learning resources. SchoolNotes also offers classroom updates for parents to check on student progress.
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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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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 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Learners Edge, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: L Squared Capital Partners is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Learners Edge, has acquired the Teaching Channel, a subscription-based software platform where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to improve student learning.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Learners Edge
Learners Edge has been committed to helping teachers reach the highest level of success in their classrooms and their careers since 2002. Learners Edge offers over 120 self-paced, continuing education courses for teachers across the country and around the world. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has over one million registered users and is known nationally for its more than 1,350 best-in-class videos of teachers in action. Teaching Channel Plus, an online K-12 professional development platform, is used by school districts nationwide.
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closed 7/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Weld North LLC, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: Teaching Channel, a California non-profit organization and the premier video-based online professional learning company, announced that its operations and assets have been acquired by its management team and employees, completing its transition to a for-profit company. Investors included Weld North and members of the management team.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses. In partnership with KKR, a global alternative asset manager, Weld North makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry. "
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has more than 1,300 best-in-class videos of teachers in action, one million registered users, and a SAAS-based professional development platform that is used by K-12 school districts nationwide.
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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 11/10/2015 via PR Newswire

itslearning, acquired Fronter

synopsis: itslearning AS, a market leading learning management system provider, announced the company has acquired Scandinavian-based learning management system Fronter from Pearson. The two companies have joined forces under the itslearning brand to continue to develop the best learning platform for education worldwide.
buyer: itslearning
itslearning is positioned at the heart of education, offering a cloud-based learning platform that helps teachers and learners support, improve and transform their learning and teaching processes. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Fronter
Fronter has built a learning platform which provides easy-to-use tools for secure online education and collaboration. Teachers use the platform to create, store and repurpose learning resources and coursework which their students access online.
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closed 12/10/2008 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired Fronter

synopsis: Pearson, the international education and information company, announces that it has agreed to acquire Fronter, a European online learning company, from its co-founders Roger Larsen and Bjarne Hadland and other private investors including employees of the company.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson plc is an international media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. Pearson Education, the world's leading education company, provides print and digital learning materials and services to more than 100 million students every year. "
target: Fronter
Fronter has built a learning platform which provides easy-to-use tools for secure online education and collaboration. Teachers use the platform to create, store and repurpose learning resources and coursework which their students access online.
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announced 4/7/2005 via PR Newswire

Cambium Learning, will acquire Kurzweil Educational Systems

synopsis: Cambium Learning, Inc., an education company serving the unique needs of the nation's at-risk, minority and special student populations with learning tools, services and technologies, today announced that they have signed an agreement to acquire Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc.
buyer parent: Whitney & Co. LLC
buyer: Cambium Learning (ABCD:$159.46)
Cambium Learning is an education company that provides research-based, culturally responsive and proven instructional materials, services and technology to help educators raise the achievement level of those pre K through grade 12 students underserved by existing instructional materials. "
target: Kurzweil Educational Systems
Kurzweil Educational Systems, founded in 1996, is the industry leader and innovator of reading, writing and learning solutions for people with learning disabilities, and people who are blind or visually impaired.
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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 6/8/2006 via PR Newswire

EdGate merged with EDmin.com, Inc.,

synopsis: EDmin.com and Educational Gateways announced the merger of their two organizations under EDmin.com, Inc. Clients will immediately benefit from the merger through an increased breadth of products and services, faster implementation, and reduced training requirements. Teachers will have improved access to tools and resources.
buyer: EDmin.com, Inc.
Founded in 1989 as an educational technology company, EDmin.com, Inc. has become the dominant platform for learning management solutions that enable school districts and teachers to accelerate student learning and improve performance. "
target: EdGate
EdGate provides K-12 solutions that improve student performance while providing a user friendly, secure, and personalized environment. EdGate’s suite of products is integrated, customizable, and delivered to the education community via the Internet.
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closed 8/1/2005 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, acquired Turnleaf

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education today announced the acquisition of TurnLeaf Solutions Inc., a national provider of customized online reporting and data analysis. TurnLeaf helps administrators and teachers track progress toward school districts' Adequate Yearly Progress goals, a key provision in the No Child Left Behind law.
buyer parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
Founded in 1888, McGraw-Hill Education provides information via various media platforms: through books, magazines and newsletters; on-line over the Internet and electronic networks; via television, satellite and FM sideband broadcast; and through software, videotape, facsimile and CD-ROM products. "
target parent: The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
target: Turnleaf
TurnLeaf Solutions Inc. was founded in September of 1999, by educators for educators. The founding vision of the company is one of technology-enhanced instructional improvement as the pathway to higher student achievement. TurnLeaf immediately established a unique niche in the education market thro
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closed 4/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired Imagine Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North announced that it has acquired Imagine Learning. Imagine Learning designs and develops language and literacy software for struggling readers, early childhood students, and the rapidly growing English language learner (ELL) student population. Imagine joins Edgenuity and Generation Ready on the Weld North education platform.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, it seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target parent: Sorenson Capital
target: Imagine Learning, Inc.
Imagine Learning delivers award-winning language and literacy solutions to elementary students throughout the U.S. and around the world. Imagine Learning creates educational software that uses engaging, one-on-one instruction to meet students’ individual learning needs.
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closed 10/30/2018 via PR Newswire

IXL Learning, acquired ABCya.com, L.L.C.

synopsis: IXL Learning, the K-12 personalized learning platform, has acquired ABCya.com, the leader in educational games for kids. ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. In addition to math and language arts, ABCya also covers topics such as science and holiday trivia.
buyer: IXL Learning
IXL Learning is an educational technology company that delivers an immersive K-12 e-learning experience. IXL is an integrated learning platform that effectively supports personalized learning in math, English language arts, science, social studies and Spanish. "
target: ABCya.com, L.L.C.
ABCya.com is the leader in educational games for kids. ABCya is an award-winning destination for elementary students that offers hundreds of fun, engaging learning activities. In addition to math and language arts, ABCya also covers topics such as science and holiday trivia.
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closed 1/16/2019 via PR Newswire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Waggle

synopsis: Learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt announced that it has acquired award-winning adaptive learning solution Waggle. Waggle's web-based adaptive learning platform provides differentiated Math and ELA instruction for students in grades 2–8.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
As a global leader in K–12 education, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) provides comprehensive learning solutions to help all students achieve their maximum potential. HMH also delights readers throughout the world with award-winning children's books, novels, non-fiction, and reference titles. "
target: Waggle
Waggle's web-based adaptive learning platform provides differentiated Math and ELA instruction for students in grades 2–8. Waggle's unique engine analyzes student decisions, learning behavior and progress to ensure each learner experiences the right challenge at the right time.
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closed 6/27/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Archipelago Learning, Inc., acquired Alloy Multimedia Inc.

synopsis: Archipelago Learning a leading subscription-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of education products, announced that it has acquired Houston-based Alloy Multimedia, publisher of ESL ReadingSmart, an online, standards-based program for English language learners (ELL).
buyer: Archipelago Learning, Inc. (US:ARCL:$73.27)
Archipelago Learning is a leading subscription-based online education company. Archipelago provides standards-based instruction, practice, assessment and productivity tools that improve the performance of educators and students via proprietary Web-based platforms. "
target: Alloy Multimedia Inc.
Alloy Multimedia publishes ESL ReadingSmart, an online, standards-based program for English language learners targeted toward grades 4-12. The product offers individualized instruction to develop English language proficiency with emphasis on literacy and academic language development.
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closed 12/7/2018 via PE Hub

Think3, acquired School Loop, Inc.

synopsis: Think3, has acquired School Loop Inc., a leading provider of Learning Management (LMS) and Content Management (CMS) solutions used by major K-12 school districts across the United States. This investment marks Think3’s entry into the education technology space, and will anchor an offering specific for schools.
buyer parent: ESW Capital, LLC
buyer: Think3
Think3 is a $1 billion private equity fund designed to enable SaaS founders to take more shots on goal. They purchase SaaS companies and enable a unique transition process that empowers founders and their teams to then launch their next startup. "
target: School Loop, Inc.
School Loop is a mission-driven company providing communications, learning management, web site, and mobile app services to K-12 school districts. Founded by a teacher in 2004, School Loop serves over 4,000 schools in 30 states.
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closed 11/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Pear Deck merged with GoGuardian,

synopsis: GoGuardian, a K-12 EdTech company dedicated to maximizing each student’s learning potential by providing solutions that enable more productive and safer digital learning, announced a merger with Pear Deck, an award-winning and market-leading student engagement platform.
buyer parent: Sumeru Equity Partners
buyer: GoGuardian
GoGuardian is a K-12 EdTech company dedicated to maximizing each student’s learning potential by providing solutions that enable more productive and safer digital learning. "
target: Pear Deck
Pear Deck is an award-winning and market-leading student engagement platform. Pear Deck is used in more than 17,000 schools and by 8 million educators and students around the world to improve equity, academic achievement, and classroom culture.
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closed 11/19/2020 via BusinessWire

Pear Deck merged with GoGuardian,

synopsis: GoGuardian, a K-12 EdTech company dedicated to maximizing each student’s learning potential by providing solutions that enable more productive and safer digital learning, announced a merger with Pear Deck, an award-winning and market-leading student engagement platform.
buyer parent: Sumeru Equity Partners
buyer: GoGuardian
GoGuardian is a K-12 EdTech company dedicated to maximizing each student’s learning potential by providing solutions that enable more productive and safer digital learning. "
target: Pear Deck
Pear Deck is an award-winning and market-leading student engagement platform. Pear Deck is used in more than 17,000 schools and by 8 million educators and students around the world to improve equity, academic achievement, and classroom culture.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sumeru Equity Partners, acquired GoGuardian

synopsis: GoGuardian, a Los Angeles-based provider of device management and internet filtering software for Chromebooks used in K-12 schools, has raised money as part of a strategic investment from Sumeru Equity Partners. Sumeru is now a majority shareholder of the company.
buyer: Sumeru Equity Partners
Sumeru Equity Partners is a technology-focused private equity firm. The company invests in building leaders in software, technology enabled services, and hardware. SEP partners with management teams and adds value through deep sector expertise and the application of strategic and operating services."
target: GoGuardian
GoGuardian provides Chromebook management solutions that keep students safer online and make teaching easier. They provide tools for teachers to help them connect with their students, safely guide them through online content, and manage technology in the classroom.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sumeru Equity Partners, acquired GoGuardian

synopsis: GoGuardian, a Los Angeles-based provider of device management and internet filtering software for Chromebooks used in K-12 schools, has raised money as part of a strategic investment from Sumeru Equity Partners. Sumeru is now a majority shareholder of the company.
buyer: Sumeru Equity Partners
Sumeru Equity Partners is a technology-focused private equity firm. The company invests in building leaders in software, technology enabled services, and hardware. SEP partners with management teams and adds value through deep sector expertise and the application of strategic and operating services."
target: GoGuardian
GoGuardian provides Chromebook management solutions that keep students safer online and make teaching easier. They provide tools for teachers to help them connect with their students, safely guide them through online content, and manage technology in the classroom.
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closed 5/24/2017 via PR Newswire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired Results Squared Limited

synopsis: Leading UK business-critical software provider, IRIS Software Group, is announcing it has acquired Results Squared. Results Squared offers a range of solutions including School Asset Manager, a complete asset management system using the latest cloud and mobile app technology. This is complemented with a parent engagement service.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS is one of the most trusted business critical software and services providers in the UK. Iris offers the greatest range of specialist accountancy, financial management, human resource management and payroll solutions - delivered as a choice of integrated on premise software and cloud-based apps."
target: Results Squared Limited
Results Squared offers a range of solutions including School Asset Manager, a complete asset management system using the latest cloud and mobile app technology. This is complemented with a parent engagement service, allowing schools to securely engage with parents.
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closed 2/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Transition Capital Partners, acquired Hayes Software Systems

synopsis: Transition Capital Partners (“TCP”), a Dallas-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hayes Software Systems (“Hayes”). Hayes is the leader in inventory control SaaS software and services for the K-12 education market, providing solutions designed to assist school districts in effectively managing their inventories.
buyer: Transition Capital Partners
Transition Capital Partners (“TCP”) is a Dallas, TX based, family office funded, private investment firm. Founded in 1993, TCP has successfully invested in over 40 lower middle market companies spanning a diverse array of industries. "
target: Hayes Software Systems
Hayes Software Systems specializes in providing industry leading solutions focused on school asset management and textbook inventory management. The results are increased efficiencies, time and cost savings, and powerful reporting.
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closed 3/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Securly, Inc., acquired TechPilot Labs

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

synopsis: Perth-based cyber safety vendor Family Zone has acquired New Zealand-based education technology firm Linewize as part of its continuing expansion in the education sector. Linewize, founded in 2013 by Scott Noakes and Michael Lawson, provides a cloud-managed firewall service specifically developed for the education sector.
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. "
target: Linewize
Linewize, founded in 2013 by Scott Noakes and Michael Lawson, provides a cloud-managed firewall service specifically developed for the education sector. Linewize is passionate about making student internet management easy.
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closed 2/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

JAMF, acquired ZuluDesk B.V.

synopsis: Jamf, the world leader in macOS and iOS management, has acquired ZuluDesk, a Dutch provider of powerful, cost effective Mobile Device Management systems for the modern digital classroom. ZuluDesk enables teachers to manage all Apple devices in their classroom, resulting in less distractions during class.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: JAMF (JAMF:$234.21)
Since 2002, Jamf has been focused on helping organizations succeed with Apple. Jamf is committed to enabling IT to empower end users and bring the legendary Apple experience to businesses, education and government organizations via its Jamf Pro and Jamf Now solutions. "
target: ZuluDesk B.V.
ZuluDesk is a Dutch provider of powerful, cost effective Mobile Device Management systems for the modern digital classroom. ZuluDesk enables teachers to manage all Apple devices in their classroom, resulting in less distractions during class.
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iFLYTEK, will acquire Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd

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

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

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

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

synopsis: Bloomberg announced that is has acquired the intellectual property, patents, and engineering assets of Netbox Blue, a global provider of social media risk management and compliance solutions. Netbox Blue's social media monitoring and goverance technology will enchance Bloomberg's enterprise compliance platform called Bloomberg Vault.
buyer parent: Bloomberg L.P.
buyer: Bloomberg Vault
Bloomberg Vault is a secure managed service for information governance, surveillance, data analytics and trade reconstruction across the enterprise. It leverages the scalability and reliability of Bloomberg's global infrastructure, which distributes messages and manages billion archived records. "
target: NetBox Blue Pty Ltd
Netbox Blue is a leading provider of innovative internet compliance, management and security solutions. Netbox Blue provides organisations with unique, real-time social media analysis and controls with predictive outcomes and benefits.
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closed 9/18/2019 via PR Newswire

Facilitron, acquired Login Logix

synopsis: Facilitron, a data-driven facilities management platform and marketplace for schools and public spaces, announced the acquisition of Login Logix, a California maintenance management software company whose products include Maintenance Login, a work order management system, and Facilities Login, a facility scheduling system.
buyer: Facilitron
Facilitron is a data-driven facilities management platform and marketplace that streamlines facility scheduling and the rental request process of school and public spaces while enabling insight into real-time cost and utilization data. "
target: Login Logix
Login Logix is a California maintenance management software company whose products include Maintenance Login, a work order management system, and Facilities Login, a facility scheduling system.
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closed 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

CalAmp Corp., acquired Synovia Solutions

synopsis: CalAmp, a technology solutions pioneer transforming the global connected economy, has acquired Synovia Solutions, a North American market leader in fleet safety and management for K-12 school bus and government fleets. Synovia Solutions offers a cloud-based fleet management system that helps their customers to enhance safety and improve service.
buyer: CalAmp Corp. (CAMP:$241.26)
CalAmp is a telematics pioneer leading transformation in the connected vehicle and Industrial Internet of Machines marketplace. Their software apps, scalable cloud services, and intelligent devices collect and assess business-critical data from mobile assets, cargo, companies, cities and people. "
target: Synovia Solutions
Synovia Solutions is a North American market leader in fleet safety and management for K-12 school bus and state and local government fleets. Synovia Solutions offers a cloud-based fleet management system that helps their customers to increase savings, enhance safety, and improve service.
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closed 6/10/2014 via Market Watch

Diamond Municipal Solutions, acquired Dreamstalk Studios Inc.

synopsis: Diamond Municipal Solutions, a subsidiary of StarDyne Technologies Inc. announced that it has acquired Dreamstalk Studios Inc., a provider of content management and web site software and solutions to the K-12 market.
buyer parent: StarDyne Technologies Inc.
buyer: Diamond Municipal Solutions
Diamond Municipal Solutions is a gold certified Microsoft Dynamics partner focused on providing financial and revenue management software to the public sector. They help municipalities automate key business processes through the deployment of cost effective, integrated computing solutions. "
target: Dreamstalk Studios Inc.
Dreamstalk Studios has been providing K-12 educational services since 2005. Their flagship product, Breeze for Teachers, empowers even the least computer savvy teacher on staff to quickly and easily post news, events, homework assignments, sports teams, photos, videos and more.
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closed 11/19/2020 via GlobeNewswire

AssetWorks, acquired Go Solutions

synopsis: AssetWorks, a leading provider of business and asset management solutions, has acquired Go Solutions Group, Inc., a custom software and solutions provider. Go Solutions helps school districts to streamline special education student data and expand their Medicaid billing efforts.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: AssetWorks
AssetWorks delivers industry-leading business solutions to help asset- and infrastructure-intensive organizations. Using the latest cloud and mobile computing technologies, their asset management solutions and domain expertise help organizations eliminate waste, redundancy, and inefficiency. "
target: Go Solutions
Go Solutions is a custom software and solutions provider. Go Solutions helps school districts to streamline special education student data and expand their Medicaid billing efforts. Their solutions simplifies the Medicaid reimbursement process and provides special education staff utilization data.
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closed 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

Frontline Education, acquired Accelify, LLC

synopsis: Frontline Education, a leading provider of school administration software for K-12, has acquired Accelify, a company that provides cutting-edge special education management systems designed to facilitate special education program operations and compliance and support accurate and timely Medicaid reimbursement for school districts.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is the leading provider of school administration software, empowering strategic K-12 leaders with the right tools, data and insights to proactively manage human capital, business operations and special education. "
target: Accelify, LLC
Accelify is a leading provider of special education management systems that are designed to help school districts strengthen special education operations and compliance and maximize Medicaid reimbursement.
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closed 12/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Frontline Education, acquired Esped.com, Inc.

synopsis: Frontline Education, an education software provider, has acquired eSPED.com, Inc., a leading provider of SaaS solutions for educators, administrators and parents of children with personalized educational needs.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Education
Bringing together the best education software solutions into one unified platform, Frontline makes it possible to efficiently and effectively manage the needs of the education community including Recruiting & Hiring, Absence & Time, Professional Growth and Student Solutions. "
target: Esped.com, Inc.
Located in Andover, Massachusetts, esped is a leading developer of SaaS information systems for teachers, administrators, and parents of children with exceptionalities. Their applications are engineered to save teachers, administrators, and Information Technology departments valuable time and money.
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closed 4/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Frontline Technologies Group LLC, acquired Centris Group

synopsis: Frontline Technologies, a leading K-12 education software company currently serving more than 7,500 school districts nationwide with professional growth and human resources solutions, has acquired Centris Group, a top provider of special education administrative software and professional development offerings.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies provides cloud-based K-12 software that empowers more than 7,500 school districts and millions of educators to positively impact student learning. Frontline partners with the education community to support the entire educator lifecycle. "
target: Centris Group
Centris provides special education software and subject matter expertise to support special education professionals in achieving program compliance, best-practices and efficiency. Centris develops software that is designed from the practitioner's perspective and employs leading-edge technology.
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closed 11/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Frontline Education, acquired SuccessEd

synopsis: Frontline Education, a leading provider of school administration software for the K-12 education community, has acquired SuccessEd, a K-12 software provider. SuccessEd helps educators track compliance and services provided to students in special education, Section 504, Dyslexia, RtI, Medicaid, and ELL.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is the leading provider of school administration software, empowering strategic K-12 leaders with the right tools, data and insights to proactively manage human capital, business operations and special education. "
target: SuccessEd
SuccessEd is an innovative educational software provider that puts time-saving data management tools in the hands of educators. SuccessEd helps educators track compliance and services provided to students in special education, Section 504, Dyslexia, RtI, Medicaid, and ELL.
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closed 7/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pearson plc, acquired Psychological Software Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Pearson announce that it has acquired Psychological Software Solutions, Inc., provider of advanced, research-based solutions that help improve student behavior and student academic achievement while meeting local, state and federal mandates.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: Psychological Software Solutions, Inc.
Psychological Software Solutions, Inc. (PSS) is the industry leader in behavioral improvement solutions for schools. PSS’s Review360™ solution is the only web-based, positive behavior management software system proven across multiple tiers of intervention.
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