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announced 5/19/2022 via PR Newswire

Class Technologies Inc., will purchase Blackboard Collaborate from Blackboard Inc.

synopsis: Class Technologies Inc. will acquire Anthology's Blackboard Collaborate virtual classroom tool. Blackboard Collaborate is a leader in the synchronous virtual classroom space with deep integration into Blackboard Learn Ultra, serving over 10 million users across more than 1,300 institutions in over 75 countries worldwide.
buyer: Class Technologies Inc.
Class is software developed by Class Technologies Inc. It helps instructors take attendance, hand out assignments, give a quiz or test, grade work, proctor exams, talk one-on-one with a student, track student progress, and more all within the Zoom platform. "
seller parent: Veritas Capital
seller: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard Collaborate is a leader in the synchronous virtual classroom space with deep integration into Blackboard Learn Ultra, serving over 10 million users across more than 1,300 institutions in over 75 countries worldwide.
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closed 12/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Teachmint, acquired Teachee

synopsis: Teachmint, an education infrastructure startup and the creator of India’s largest teaching platform, announced that it has acqui-hired Indian edtech startup Teachee. Teachee is an innovative and highly secured online live streaming education platform where teachers can teach anywhere using their personal computers or desktops.
buyer: Teachmint
With adoption from 10+ million users, 4,000+ educational institutes, and multiple international edtech partnerships, India-based Teachmint is the only solution catering to end-to-end technological infrastructure needs of educators ranging from K-12 schools to after-school tutoring to universities. "
target: Teachee
Teachee is an innovative and highly secured online live streaming education platform where teachers can teach anywhere using their personal computers or desktops and students can have an immersive live learning experience anytime with their smartphones.
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closed 12/15/2020 via PR Web

Thompson Street Capital Partners, acquired WeVideo, Inc.

synopsis: Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a private equity firm based in St. Louis, has acquired majority ownership WeVideo, a leading cloud-based and collaborative video creation platform. The partnership tremendously enhances WeVideo’s ability to deliver on its vision of empowering everyone to impact their world through creative expression.
buyer: Thompson Street Capital Partners
Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP) is a private equity firm focused on investing in founder-led middle market businesses. TSCP has acquired more than 150 companies in the Healthcare & Life Science Services, Software & Technology Services, and Business Services & Engineered Products sectors. "
target: WeVideo, Inc.
WeVideo is a powerful, easy to use, cloud-based collaborative video creation platform. With over 30 million accounts created to date, WeVideo is the first choice of businesses, consumers, educators and students, as well as being the video backbone for many third-party media solutions.
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closed 6/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Flipgrid

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, an education start-up with an app that lets students record and share videos on specific topics with their classmates. Flipgrid was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Minneapolis.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$184,903.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Flipgrid
Flipgrid is an education start-up with an app that lets students record and share videos on specific topics with their classmates. The start-up was founded in 2015 and headquartered in Minneapolis.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Community Brands, acquired GroupCall

synopsis: Community Brands, an industry leader in cloud-based software for schools, associations, nonprofits and faith-based organizations, announced the acquisition of Groupcall, a trusted provider of communications and data analytics solutions for schools, multi-academy trusts, local authorities and software developers.
buyer: Community Brands
Community Brands is the leading provider of cloud-based software to associations, nonprofits, K-12 schools and faith-based groups. Through innovation and technology, the company empowers more than 100,000 clients and partners to succeed faster, grow stronger and achieve social good. "
target: GroupCall
Groupcall is a trusted provider of communications and data analytics solutions for schools, multi-academy trusts, local authorities and education software developers, with 70 employees and a head office in London, United Kingdom.
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closed 1/11/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

SwiftReach Networks, acquired Alert Solutions

synopsis: SwiftReach is pleased to announce its acquisition of Alert Solutions, a leading provider of cloud-based multi-channel messaging and communication solutions. This acquisition will enhance and optimize message delivery for Alert Solutions' customers, while broadening SwiftReach's presence in the education and healthcare markets.
buyer: SwiftReach Networks
SwiftReach provides emergency notification and incident management solutions to over 1,500 organizations in government, education, enterprise, utilities and healthcare. Swift911™ is SwiftReach's web-based, hosted emergency notification system used to deliver alerts for emergency situations. "
target parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
target: Alert Solutions
Alert Solutions provides dynamic cloud-based multi-channel messaging technology and web services for hundreds of customers in education (K-12 and Higher-Ed) and healthcare, leveraging its robust platform of email, voice, fax and SMS text messaging.
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closed 3/26/2010 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Saf-T-Net, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of privately-held Saf-T-Net, Inc., provider of AlertNow, a leading messaging and mass notification solution for the K-12 marketplace, for approximately $33 million in cash, excluding transaction costs and subject to certain adjustments.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. "
target: Saf-T-Net, Inc.
Saf-T-Net, Inc., provider of AlertNow, introduced one of the first Software as a Service (SaaS) options to provide rapid communications. AlertNow enables schools to deliver thousands of messages to telephones, mobile phones, PDAs or any Internet-enabled device within minutes.
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$10
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closed 10/5/2017 via PR Newswire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired ParentMail

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, a provider of business critical software in the UK, has acquired ParentMail, a provider of communication and payment collection software for schools. ParentMail offers a range of cloud-based applications which include text and email communications, online payment collection, online forms for obtaining permissions and more.
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: ParentMail
ParentMail offers schools a new way to communicate with parents. Over 4,500 organisations use ParentMail to communicate to and collect payments from parents. The company offers a range of cloud-based applications which include text and email communications, online payment collection, and more.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

ParentSquare, acquired Signal Kit LLC

synopsis: ParentSquare Inc. announced the acquisition of Signal Kit LLC, in a cash and equity deal. Both are providers of school-home communication tools for K12 schools and districts. Combined, the two companies will serve more than 2 million students nationwide, across 44 states, including close to 20% of all students in California.
buyer: ParentSquare
ParentSquare is an online platform that makes it easy for schools to communicate and engage with parents. Their two-way group messaging, private conversations, district-wide alerts and notices, and simple user interface keeps everyone connected, creating a vibrant school community. "
target: Signal Kit LLC
Signal Kit is a complete communication suite for K-12 educational institutions, serving as a mass notification system for school administrators and teachers to communicate with all members of the district community.
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closed 9/29/2021 via Company Press Release

LoopUp, acquired mashme.io

synopsis: LoopUp, a global cloud communications partner, has acquired mashme.io, a global company that specializes in video collaboration. mashme.io offers a SaaS platform that enables corporations, universities and business schools to create simulated educational environments that serve as a virtual alternative to in-person meetings and training sessions.
buyer: LoopUp (AIM:LOOP:$40.70)
LoopUp is a global cloud communications partner. LoopUp helps enterprises move their global communications into the cloud to increase productivity and reduce complexity and cost. Their offer solutions for cloud telephony, remote meetings, and managed event calls. "
target: mashme.io
mashme.io is a global company that specializes in video collaboration. mashme.io offers a SaaS platform that enables corporations, universities and business schools to create simulated educational environments that serve as a virtual alternative to in-person meetings and training sessions.
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$4.50
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$2
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$0
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9.2x
closed 1/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Kaltura, acquired newrow_

synopsis: Kaltura has acquired Newrow, a video conferencing and collaboration platform. Newrow is a leader in the virtual classroom and video-conferencing markets and is trusted by leading global enterprises and educational institutions. Through this acquisition, Kaltura expands its footprint in the Video Conferencing and Meeting Solutions markets.
buyer: Kaltura
Kaltura is the leading video cloud, powering the broadest range of video experiences. Kaltura’s products are used by thousands of global enterprises, media companies, service providers and educational institutions, engaging hundreds of millions of viewers at home, at work, and at school. "
target: newrow_
Newrow_ provides an interactive video platform purpose-built to engage large groups of people online. The company’s advanced collaboration and multi-streaming technology allows large groups to interact face-to-face from anywhere, on any device.
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closed 3/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Securly, Inc., acquired TechPilot Labs

synopsis: Securly, a company that designs and develops cloud based filtering solutions for schools, has acquired TechPilot Labs, a software development company producing mobile device management solutions with a heavy focus in the K-12 education space.
buyer: Securly, Inc.
Securly, Inc. designs and develops cloud based filtering solutions for schools. It offers In-School Filtering and Take-Home Filtering solutions for students with secure access to learning tools, such as YouTube, Google, and Wikipedia in the classroom. "
target: TechPilot Labs
TechPilot Labs is a software development company producing mobile device management solutions with a heavy focus in the K-12 education space. TechPilot products are used to manage Apple platforms as well as Chrome.
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closed 3/16/2021 via BusinessWire

Golden Gate Capital, acquired Securly, Inc.

synopsis: Golden Gate Capital, a leading private equity investment firm, has acquired Securly, the Silicon Valley-based student safety pioneers. Securly is an end-to-end student safety and device management platform serving more than 10 million students globally across 2,500 K-12 school districts.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with over $17 billion of committed capital. The principals of Golden Gate Capital have a long and successful history of investing across a wide range of industries and transaction types. "
target: Securly, Inc.
Securly is the end-to-end student safety and device management platform for K–12. Securly’s unified solutions address the student digital experience from all angles, with industry-leading AI and cloud-based technologies.
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closed 7/7/2022 via Company Description

N. Harris Computer Corporation, acquired AixConcept

synopsis: Harris, a global vertical market software provider and acquirer, grows its portfolio in the DACH region with the acquisition of school administration and full-scale software portal provider AixConcept GmbH (AIX). AIX offers MNSpro, an IT administration product suite that enables public and private schools to manage their IT network.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: N. Harris Computer Corporation
Harris (N. Harris Computer Corporation) provides mission critical software solutions for the Public Sector, Healthcare, Utilities and Private Sector verticals throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.  Harris’ focus is on creating long-term relationships with its customers. "
target: AixConcept
AixConcept GmbH (AIX) offers MNSpro, an IT administration product suite that enables public and private schools and school administrations to set-up, control and manage their IT network, hardware devices, user profiles and rights as well as to organise their remote learning environment.
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closed 6/9/2022 via PR Newswire

Achieve Partners, acquired boclips

synopsis: Achieve Partners announced that it has acquired a majority stake in Boclips, whose library of video and audio content is used by publishers, schools, universities and Ministries of Education around the world. Boclips works with publishers and education providers worldwide to enrich learning with the world's best educational videos and podcasts.
buyer: Achieve Partners
Achieve Partners is engineering the future of learning and earning by investing in cutting-edge technologies and novel business models to bolster skill development and secure the future of work for millions of Americans. "
target: boclips
Boclips works with publishers and education providers worldwide to enrich learning with the world's best educational videos and podcasts. Boclips is the industry's trusted destination for rich media that are vetted for quality, sourced from leading creators, and curated specifically for education.
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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:$366.39)
Since 2002, Jamf has been focused on helping organizations succeed with Apple. Jamf is committed to enabling IT to empower end users and bring the legendary Apple experience to businesses, education and government organizations via its Jamf Pro and Jamf Now solutions. "
target: ZuluDesk B.V.
ZuluDesk is a Dutch provider of powerful, cost effective Mobile Device Management systems for the modern digital classroom. ZuluDesk enables teachers to manage all Apple devices in their classroom, resulting in less distractions during class.
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closed 11/7/2018 via Company Press Release

Allocate Software Limited, acquired WAMBIZ Ltd

synopsis: Allocate Software, an international provider of workforce optimisation software, has acquired WAMBIZ, a company that builds private and controlled industry specific branded social networks. WAMBIZ offers mobile apps for education, healthcare, and enterprise. Their apps provide a safe and secure environment for communication and collaboration.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Allocate Software Limited (MSWEF:$25.50)
Allocate Software is a leading international provider of workforce optimisation software to the healthcare, defense and maritime sectors. Allocate’s solutions support the operational and administrative needs of healthcare professionals in all settings as well as defense and maritime staff globally. "
target: WAMBIZ Ltd
WAMBIZ builds private and controlled industry specific branded social networks that modernize the customer experience. WAMBIZ offers mobile apps for education, healthcare, and enterprise. Their apps provide a safe and secure environment for communication and collaboration.
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announced 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

iFLYTEK, will acquire Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd

synopsis: Iflytek Co., Ltd. declared intent to acquire 100% stake in Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd. who is engaged in education information service, with schools and educational government agencies as customers.
buyer: iFLYTEK (SZSE:002230:$418.02)
iFLYTEK is a national key software enterprise dedicated to the research of intelligent speech and language technologies, development of software and chip products, provision of speech information services, and integration of E-government systems. "
target: Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd
Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd. designs and develops educational information software and online education public cloud platforms which include digital campus, educational cloud platform, and educational Internet of Things. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Beijing, China.
price ($mm)
$76
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$34
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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:$6.37)
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:$47.98)
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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announced 5/6/2016 via BNC Analysis

Tesserent Limited, will acquire Blue Reef Pty Ltd

synopsis: Tesserent Ltd will expand its position in the cyber security market, after signing an agreement to acquire the business of Blue Reef Pty Ltd, a provider of cyber security solutions for the education market.
buyer: Tesserent Limited (ASX:TNT:$47.98)
Tesserent is dedicated to providing enterprise Network Security via a managed service for organisations across Asia Pacific. Tesserent delivers network security as a managed service to high value organisations - monitoring, updating and protecting client networks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. "
target: Blue Reef Pty Ltd
Blue Reef Pty Ltd is a provider of cyber security solutions for the education market. Blue Reef is the only Australian Internet Management vendor that exclusively services the education market.
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announced 5/19/2022 via PR Newswire

Class Technologies Inc., will purchase Blackboard Collaborate from Blackboard Inc.

synopsis: Class Technologies Inc. will acquire Anthology's Blackboard Collaborate virtual classroom tool. Blackboard Collaborate is a leader in the synchronous virtual classroom space with deep integration into Blackboard Learn Ultra, serving over 10 million users across more than 1,300 institutions in over 75 countries worldwide.
buyer: Class Technologies Inc.
Class is software developed by Class Technologies Inc. It helps instructors take attendance, hand out assignments, give a quiz or test, grade work, proctor exams, talk one-on-one with a student, track student progress, and more all within the Zoom platform. "
seller parent: Veritas Capital
seller: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard Collaborate is a leader in the synchronous virtual classroom space with deep integration into Blackboard Learn Ultra, serving over 10 million users across more than 1,300 institutions in over 75 countries worldwide.
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closed 10/25/2021 via Company Press Release

Blackboard Inc. merged with Anthology Inc.,

synopsis: Blackboard, a leading global EdTech software and solutions company, has merged with Anthology, a leading provider of proven higher education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle. The combination will create the most comprehensive and modern EdTech ecosystem available on a global scale.
buyer parent: Veritas Capital
buyer: Anthology Inc.
Anthology a leading provider of proven higher education solutions that support the entire learner lifecycle. Its solutions create operational efficiencies, provide intelligence for staff and administrators, and empower institutional leaders to support and guide students on a path to success. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading EdTech company, serving higher education, K-12, business and government clients around the world. Blackboard connects a deep understanding of education with the power of technology to continuously push the boundaries of learning.
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closed 3/31/2020 via Company Press Release

Learning Technologies Group, acquired Blackboard Open LMS

synopsis: Learning Technologies Group plc, a market-leader in the workplace digital learning and talent management market, has acquired Blackboard’s Open LMS platform. Blackboard Open LMS provides a strong, open source foundation for competency-based blended, online and professional learning to drive institutional and organizational effectiveness.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$180.10)
Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG) is a market-leader in the fast-growing workplace digital learning and talent management market. LTG offers large organizations a new approach to learning and talent in a business world driven by digital transformation. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Blackboard Open LMS
Blackboard Open LMS™ provides a strong, open source foundation for competency-based blended, online and professional learning to drive institutional and organizational effectiveness.
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$32
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closed 4/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Reverence Capital Partners LLC, acquired Transact Campus Inc

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that the company has completed the sale of its Blackboard Transact business unit to Reverence Capital Partners, LP. Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric.
buyer: Reverence Capital Partners LLC
Reverence Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on thematic investing in leading global, middle-market financial services businesses through control and influence oriented investments. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Transact Campus Inc (ONE:$152.00)
Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric. Transact's open enterprise-class cloud platform enables mission-critical capabilities that translate into superior student and family experiences.
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closed 10/26/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Fronteer Limited

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., a leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, announced the acquisition of U.K.-based Fronteer, including its flagship Ally product. Ally is designed to help institutions and instructors make course content more accessible for learners.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Fronteer Limited
Founded in 2014, Fronteer Limited conceptualize, design, build and provide useful and uplifting educational technology products and services. Their product, Ally is designed to help institutions and instructors make course content more accessible for learners.
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closed 8/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Higher One, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., the world's leading education technology company for teaching, learning and student engagement, completed its acquisition of Higher One Holdings, Inc. The acquisition will allow for collaboration between CASHNet, the market software leader in secure online payment of tuition and fees, and the Blackboard Transact business line.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One partners with colleges and universities to lower their administrative costs and to improve graduation rates. They provide an array of payment, refund disbursement and data analytics and management tools to institutions that help them save money and enhance institutional effectiveness.
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closed 5/31/2016 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Sequoia Retail Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., the world's leading education technology company, announced the acquisition of Sequoia Retail Systems (Sequoia), a leader in comprehensive point-of-sale (POS) solutions exclusively focused on educational institutions and the students they serve.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Sequoia Retail Systems, Inc.
Sequoia Retail Systems provides transaction-processing solutions to colleges and universities across the country. It has become the leader in providing independent and comprehensive solutions for campus services, including stores, dining, convenience, stadium and auxiliary services.
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closed 12/1/2015 via BNC Analysis

Blackboard Inc., acquired Blue Canary

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of Blue Canary, a higher education predictive analytics company that helps institutions glean powerful data-driven insights and use them to improve student success. With today's acquisition, Blackboard continues to demonstrate its leadership in educational data analytics.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Blue Canary
Blue Canary provides higher ed data and analytics solutions. Their core competency lies at the intersection of educational data and software engineering. They help institutions unlock the value in data that can be used to promote student success.
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Blackboard Inc., acquired Nivel Siete

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of Nivel Siete, a leading Moodle provider operating in Latin America. Nivel Siete offers a variety of learning solutions, hosting, support and consulting services that help organizations succeed in their teaching and learning initiatives.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: Nivel Siete
Nivel Siete, only Moodle partner in Colombia offers a variety of services that aim to help organizations succeed in their technology initiatives, especially those that support e-learning for talent management.
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closed 7/2/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired X-Ray Analytics

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of X-Ray Analytics, a research-based, predictive analytics technology that helps instructors and organizations meet the learning needs of their students. X-Ray Analytics enables instructors can step in when they see a potential area of risk and provide greater support.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company. They challenge conventional thinking and advance new models of learning in order to reimagine education and make it more accessible, engaging and relevant to the modern day learner and the institutions that serve them. "
target: X-Ray Analytics
X-Ray Analytics enables instructors to support learners more efficiently by providing visualizations of past behavior and performances at the course, cross-course and institutional levels.
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closed 4/10/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Remote-Learner UK

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of Remote-Learner UK, a leading provider of open source solutions to the education industry, primarily in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Remote-Learner UK provides hosting, support and consulting services in the United Kingdom, Ireland and other regions around the world.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target parent: Remote-Learner
target: Remote-Learner UK
Remote-Learner UK, a subsidiary of the U.S.-based Remote-Learner.Net, Inc., provides hosting, support and consulting services in the United Kingdom, Ireland and other regions around the world.
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Blackboard Inc., acquired Schoolwires, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. has acquired Schoolwires, a leading educational website, hosting and content management providers to K-12 schools and districts. The acquisition of Schoolwires will better position Blackboard to improve the student experience through an unmatched combination of K-12 solutions and services focused on communication and engagement.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target: Schoolwires, Inc.
Schoolwires provides a suite of technology products and related services. Its solutions include an integrated website and content management system, a social learning and networking system, a family of mobile applications and an enterprise technology platform.
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closed 11/13/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired ParentLink

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. has acquired ParentLink, uniting two of the leading providers of K-12 communications. The combination will create a powerful approach to K-12 community engagement intended to increase parent involvement and improve student success. ParentLink gives schools a proven, easy-to-use tool that gets information to the people who need it.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target parent: Parlant Technology, Inc.
target: ParentLink
ParentLink is a system that provides a powerful communication platform to meet the unique needs of a school district. From emergency messaging, to custom messages, language translation, and surveys, ParentLink gives schools a proven, easy-to-use tool that gets information to the people who need it.
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closed 9/25/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Requestec

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. has acquired Requestec, a leading provider of Web-based Real Time Communication (WebRTC) technology. Through WebRTC's open standard protocols, Requestec delivers high quality IP telephony, video conferencing and instant messaging directly within desktop and mobile browsers, eliminating the need for downloads or plugins.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target: Requestec
Requestec has been delivering Video Calling, Conferencing and IVR software development since 2007. They developed Saypage, a Real-Time Collaboration and Communications Platform that embraces open standards surrounding video calling from H.323 and SIP through to Flash, HTML5 and WebRTC.
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closed 8/7/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired CardSmith

synopsis: Blackboard, the world's leading education technology company that is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models, has acquired CardSmith, the industry's leading cloud provider of campus card solutions and turn-key card program management services.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company that is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They rapidly deploy relevant and meaningful technologies and services to meet the needs of the modern day learner and institutions. "
target: CardSmith
CardSmith's industry-leading, multi-tenant cloud technology enables universities and K-12 schools and districts to deliver a comprehensive student credential solution without requiring software management or physical servers.
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closed 7/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired PerceptIS, LLC

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced the acquisition of Perceptis, an industry-leading help desk and student support services provider. PerceptIS currently supports over 1,200,000 end users with technical help desk services.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: PerceptIS, LLC
PerceptIS is a privately held Cleveland based firm providing help desk, call center and information technology services to the higher education, non-for-profit and commercial markets.
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closed 1/15/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired MyEdu

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., announced the acquisition of MyEdu, a provider of a popular technology platform that helps college students create an academic roadmap tailored to their academic and career goals and build their first "professional profile" to connect to jobs and internship opportunities.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: MyEdu
MyEdu is the definitive online source to increase success and save money in college. MyEdu helps students to create a personalized graduation plan and make informed decisions about their courses, schedule, professors and major.
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Moodlerooms, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired Moodlerooms, a provider of open source online learning solutions to the education industry. Moodlerooms, Inc. provides an online learning platform that solves the instructional, financial, and technology needs for K-12, higher education, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: Moodlerooms, Inc.
Moodlerooms, Inc. provides an online learning platform that solves the instructional, financial, and technology needs for K-12, higher education, corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.
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closed 3/26/2012 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired NetSpot Pty Ltd

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has acquired NetSpot. NetSpot is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. It helps institutions focus on their core mission by managing their eLearning technology and by licensing world class software.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: NetSpot Pty Ltd
NetSpot is a Premium eLearning Technology Services Partner to education organisations within the Asia Pacific region. It helps institutions focus on their core mission by managing their eLearning technology and by licensing world class software.
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closed 11/9/2011 via Company Press Release

Blackboard Inc., acquired CerBibo Corporation

synopsis: Blackboard has made a major investment to support online learning in China, by acquiring full ownership of CerBibo, a company that has brought its online learning solution to hundreds of institutions in China. The move enhances the company’s ability to make deeper investments to support greater use of online learning.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: CerBibo Corporation
CerBibo dedicates itself to provide leading E-learning service to educational market in China. CerBibo provides E-learning software series and a full-fledged set of highly scalable solutions to various kinds of schools and educational training institutions.
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announced 5/19/2022 via PR Newswire

Class Technologies Inc., will purchase Blackboard Collaborate from Blackboard Inc.

synopsis: Class Technologies Inc. will acquire Anthology's Blackboard Collaborate virtual classroom tool. Blackboard Collaborate is a leader in the synchronous virtual classroom space with deep integration into Blackboard Learn Ultra, serving over 10 million users across more than 1,300 institutions in over 75 countries worldwide.
buyer: Class Technologies Inc.
Class is software developed by Class Technologies Inc. It helps instructors take attendance, hand out assignments, give a quiz or test, grade work, proctor exams, talk one-on-one with a student, track student progress, and more all within the Zoom platform. "
seller parent: Veritas Capital
seller: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard Collaborate is a leader in the synchronous virtual classroom space with deep integration into Blackboard Learn Ultra, serving over 10 million users across more than 1,300 institutions in over 75 countries worldwide.
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announced 5/19/2022 via PR Newswire

Class Technologies Inc., will purchase Blackboard Collaborate from Blackboard Inc.

synopsis: Class Technologies Inc. will acquire Anthology's Blackboard Collaborate virtual classroom tool. Blackboard Collaborate is a leader in the synchronous virtual classroom space with deep integration into Blackboard Learn Ultra, serving over 10 million users across more than 1,300 institutions in over 75 countries worldwide.
buyer: Class Technologies Inc.
Class is software developed by Class Technologies Inc. It helps instructors take attendance, hand out assignments, give a quiz or test, grade work, proctor exams, talk one-on-one with a student, track student progress, and more all within the Zoom platform. "
seller parent: Veritas Capital
seller: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard Collaborate is a leader in the synchronous virtual classroom space with deep integration into Blackboard Learn Ultra, serving over 10 million users across more than 1,300 institutions in over 75 countries worldwide.
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closed 12/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Teachmint, acquired Teachee

synopsis: Teachmint, an education infrastructure startup and the creator of India’s largest teaching platform, announced that it has acqui-hired Indian edtech startup Teachee. Teachee is an innovative and highly secured online live streaming education platform where teachers can teach anywhere using their personal computers or desktops.
buyer: Teachmint
With adoption from 10+ million users, 4,000+ educational institutes, and multiple international edtech partnerships, India-based Teachmint is the only solution catering to end-to-end technological infrastructure needs of educators ranging from K-12 schools to after-school tutoring to universities. "
target: Teachee
Teachee is an innovative and highly secured online live streaming education platform where teachers can teach anywhere using their personal computers or desktops and students can have an immersive live learning experience anytime with their smartphones.
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closed 12/15/2020 via PR Web

Thompson Street Capital Partners, acquired WeVideo, Inc.

synopsis: Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a private equity firm based in St. Louis, has acquired majority ownership WeVideo, a leading cloud-based and collaborative video creation platform. The partnership tremendously enhances WeVideo’s ability to deliver on its vision of empowering everyone to impact their world through creative expression.
buyer: Thompson Street Capital Partners
Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP) is a private equity firm focused on investing in founder-led middle market businesses. TSCP has acquired more than 150 companies in the Healthcare & Life Science Services, Software & Technology Services, and Business Services & Engineered Products sectors. "
target: WeVideo, Inc.
WeVideo is a powerful, easy to use, cloud-based collaborative video creation platform. With over 30 million accounts created to date, WeVideo is the first choice of businesses, consumers, educators and students, as well as being the video backbone for many third-party media solutions.
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closed 6/18/2018 via BNC Analysis

Microsoft Corporation, acquired Flipgrid

synopsis: Microsoft has acquired Flipgrid, an education start-up with an app that lets students record and share videos on specific topics with their classmates. Flipgrid was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Minneapolis.
buyer: Microsoft Corporation (MSFT:$184,903.00)
Microsoft is the leading software corporation that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells a range of software products and services. They offer Business Software, Design Tools, Developer Tools, Home & Educational Software, Tablets, Search, Advertising, Cloud Computing and more. "
target: Flipgrid
Flipgrid is an education start-up with an app that lets students record and share videos on specific topics with their classmates. The start-up was founded in 2015 and headquartered in Minneapolis.
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announced 4/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Instructure, will acquire MasteryConnect

synopsis: Instructure, the publicly traded company best known for its learning management systems (LMS) Canvas and Bridge, will acquire a fellow Salt Lake City-based education technology company, MasteryConnect. MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$405.36)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution. "
target: MasteryConnect
Founded in 2009, MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform against academic standards. These tools offer real-time data that educators can use to inform their instruction.
price ($mm)
$43
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closed 9/29/2021 via Company Press Release

LoopUp, acquired mashme.io

synopsis: LoopUp, a global cloud communications partner, has acquired mashme.io, a global company that specializes in video collaboration. mashme.io offers a SaaS platform that enables corporations, universities and business schools to create simulated educational environments that serve as a virtual alternative to in-person meetings and training sessions.
buyer: LoopUp (AIM:LOOP:$40.70)
LoopUp is a global cloud communications partner. LoopUp helps enterprises move their global communications into the cloud to increase productivity and reduce complexity and cost. Their offer solutions for cloud telephony, remote meetings, and managed event calls. "
target: mashme.io
mashme.io is a global company that specializes in video collaboration. mashme.io offers a SaaS platform that enables corporations, universities and business schools to create simulated educational environments that serve as a virtual alternative to in-person meetings and training sessions.
price ($mm)
$4.50
rev ($mm)
$2
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
2.2x
EV / EBITDA
9.2x
closed 1/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Kaltura, acquired newrow_

synopsis: Kaltura has acquired Newrow, a video conferencing and collaboration platform. Newrow is a leader in the virtual classroom and video-conferencing markets and is trusted by leading global enterprises and educational institutions. Through this acquisition, Kaltura expands its footprint in the Video Conferencing and Meeting Solutions markets.
buyer: Kaltura
Kaltura is the leading video cloud, powering the broadest range of video experiences. Kaltura’s products are used by thousands of global enterprises, media companies, service providers and educational institutions, engaging hundreds of millions of viewers at home, at work, and at school. "
target: newrow_
Newrow_ provides an interactive video platform purpose-built to engage large groups of people online. The company’s advanced collaboration and multi-streaming technology allows large groups to interact face-to-face from anywhere, on any device.
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closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Community Brands, acquired GroupCall

synopsis: Community Brands, an industry leader in cloud-based software for schools, associations, nonprofits and faith-based organizations, announced the acquisition of Groupcall, a trusted provider of communications and data analytics solutions for schools, multi-academy trusts, local authorities and software developers.
buyer: Community Brands
Community Brands is the leading provider of cloud-based software to associations, nonprofits, K-12 schools and faith-based groups. Through innovation and technology, the company empowers more than 100,000 clients and partners to succeed faster, grow stronger and achieve social good. "
target: GroupCall
Groupcall is a trusted provider of communications and data analytics solutions for schools, multi-academy trusts, local authorities and education software developers, with 70 employees and a head office in London, United Kingdom.
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closed 1/11/2016 via Yahoo, Inc.

SwiftReach Networks, acquired Alert Solutions

synopsis: SwiftReach is pleased to announce its acquisition of Alert Solutions, a leading provider of cloud-based multi-channel messaging and communication solutions. This acquisition will enhance and optimize message delivery for Alert Solutions' customers, while broadening SwiftReach's presence in the education and healthcare markets.
buyer: SwiftReach Networks
SwiftReach provides emergency notification and incident management solutions to over 1,500 organizations in government, education, enterprise, utilities and healthcare. Swift911™ is SwiftReach's web-based, hosted emergency notification system used to deliver alerts for emergency situations. "
target parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
target: Alert Solutions
Alert Solutions provides dynamic cloud-based multi-channel messaging technology and web services for hundreds of customers in education (K-12 and Higher-Ed) and healthcare, leveraging its robust platform of email, voice, fax and SMS text messaging.
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closed 3/26/2010 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Saf-T-Net, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that it has completed its acquisition of privately-held Saf-T-Net, Inc., provider of AlertNow, a leading messaging and mass notification solution for the K-12 marketplace, for approximately $33 million in cash, excluding transaction costs and subject to certain adjustments.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. "
target: Saf-T-Net, Inc.
Saf-T-Net, Inc., provider of AlertNow, introduced one of the first Software as a Service (SaaS) options to provide rapid communications. AlertNow enables schools to deliver thousands of messages to telephones, mobile phones, PDAs or any Internet-enabled device within minutes.
price ($mm)[EV]
$34 [$38]
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.9x
EV / EBITDA
announced 1/26/2022 via BusinessWire

PowerSchool Group LLC, will acquire Kinvolved

synopsis: PowerSchool, the leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kinvolved, a leading provider of K-12 communications, attendance, and engagement solutions supporting over 250,000 students and used within three of the top four school districts in the U.S.
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC (:$528.60)
PowerSchool is the leading provider of cloud-based software for K-12 education. Its mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their full potential, in their way. "
target: Kinvolved
Kinvolved, through its KiNVO software suite, helps school systems build positive, two-way relationships between school and home via automated, translated text-messaging-based nudges, and provides attendance and engagement data to school and district administrators to inform real-time interventions.
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closed 11/9/2016 via Company Press Release

Accelerus, acquired Xuno

synopsis: Australian school software developer, Accelerus, has expanded its already successful product line with the acquisition of the school management software Xuno. Xuno provides intuitive, easy-to-use, web-based software to help schools manage their student wellbeing, engagement, attendance, assessment, and parent/family communication.
buyer: Accelerus
Accelerus develops the most well designed, easy to use and intuitive assessment and reporting software for schools, from foundation through to year 12, across Government, Catholic and Independent schools. "
target: Xuno
Xuno is a leading educational software developer based in Melbourne, Australia. They provide intuitive, easy-to-use, web-based software to help schools manage their student wellbeing, engagement, attendance, assessment, and parent/family communication.
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closed 10/5/2017 via PR Newswire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired ParentMail

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, a provider of business critical software in the UK, has acquired ParentMail, a provider of communication and payment collection software for schools. ParentMail offers a range of cloud-based applications which include text and email communications, online payment collection, online forms for obtaining permissions and more.
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: ParentMail
ParentMail offers schools a new way to communicate with parents. Over 4,500 organisations use ParentMail to communicate to and collect payments from parents. The company offers a range of cloud-based applications which include text and email communications, online payment collection, and more.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

TES Global, acquired Edval Timetables

synopsis: Tes Global, the digital education business, has acquired Edval, a leading provider of school timetabling software. Edval's tools make the whole process less time consuming and more efficient for schools. The acquisition of Edval will expand the portfolio of software enabled services that Tes provides to schools.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: TES Global
UK-based TES Global is a leader in using digital technology to make life easier for schools and teachers. The services offered through Tes.com play a critical role helping teachers deal with the challenges of providing high quality education to millions of children across the globe. "
target: Edval Timetables
Edval Education Pty Ltd is a leading provider of school timetabling software. Their tools make the whole process less time consuming and more efficient for schools. Using Edval can help schools save money and improve staff retention through smarter scheduling.
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closed 3/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

ParentSquare, acquired Signal Kit LLC

synopsis: ParentSquare Inc. announced the acquisition of Signal Kit LLC, in a cash and equity deal. Both are providers of school-home communication tools for K12 schools and districts. Combined, the two companies will serve more than 2 million students nationwide, across 44 states, including close to 20% of all students in California.
buyer: ParentSquare
ParentSquare is an online platform that makes it easy for schools to communicate and engage with parents. Their two-way group messaging, private conversations, district-wide alerts and notices, and simple user interface keeps everyone connected, creating a vibrant school community. "
target: Signal Kit LLC
Signal Kit is a complete communication suite for K-12 educational institutions, serving as a mass notification system for school administrators and teachers to communicate with all members of the district community.
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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:$366.39)
Since 2002, Jamf has been focused on helping organizations succeed with Apple. Jamf is committed to enabling IT to empower end users and bring the legendary Apple experience to businesses, education and government organizations via its Jamf Pro and Jamf Now solutions. "
target: ZuluDesk B.V.
ZuluDesk is a Dutch provider of powerful, cost effective Mobile Device Management systems for the modern digital classroom. ZuluDesk enables teachers to manage all Apple devices in their classroom, resulting in less distractions during class.
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closed 9/27/2007 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired AY Recruiting Solutions

synopsis: Hobsons, a company that aids colleges and universities in elevating their enrollment strategies, has acquired AY Recruiting Solutions, a company that assists institutions in recruiting students with powerful application technology. Hobsons and AY will deliver an unmatched line of recruitment, admissions, and enrollment management products.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: AY Recruiting Solutions
AY Recruiting Solutions provides universities, corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies a complete suite of services to meet the needs of recruitment professionals.
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closed 12/29/2021 via Company Press Release

Teachmint, acquired Airlearn

synopsis: India-based Teachmint announces its acquisition with Airlearn, a video engagement platform for education businesses. Founded by Awadhesh Kumar and Somveer Payal in 2020, Airlearn is a video engagement platform providing customizable live teaching and learning solutions to edtech organizations.
buyer: Teachmint
With adoption from 10+ million users, 4,000+ educational institutes, and multiple international edtech partnerships, India-based Teachmint is the only solution catering to end-to-end technological infrastructure needs of educators ranging from K-12 schools to after-school tutoring to universities. "
target: Airlearn
Airlearn is a video engagement platform for education businesses. Founded by Awadhesh Kumar and Somveer Payal in 2020, Airlearn is a video engagement platform providing customizable live teaching and learning solutions to edtech organizations.
price ($mm)
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closed 10/30/2020 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired Hoonuit

synopsis: PowerSchool, the largest U.S. provider of K-12 education technology solutions, announced that it has acquired Hoonuit, a leading provider of data management and analytics solutions in education that is on a mission to empower educators and communities with knowledge and insights to improve student outcomes.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC (:$528.60)
PowerSchool's mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential. PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, grading, attendance, analytics, state reporting, talent, finance, and HR. "
target parent: Renovus Capital
target: Hoonuit
Hoonuit, a leading provider of data management and analytics solutions in education, is on a mission to empower educators and communities with knowledge and insights to improve student outcomes. Hoonuit supports more than 300 active implementations nationwide and serves over five million students.
price ($mm)
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closed 2/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

Eupheus Learning, acquired SchoolMitra

synopsis: Eupheus Learning, India's largest school-focused distribution platform, has acquired SchoolMitra, a school management system in India. SchoolMitra offers a SaaS platform with ERP, LMS, CRM and HRMS modules specifically designed to meet the requirements of Indian Schools. Their platform enables schools to better manage their day-to-day operations.
buyer: Eupheus Learning
Eupheus Learning is a Delhi based EdTech firm aiming to bridge the gap between in-class and at-home learning by offering pedagogically differentiated, technology-led solutions in the K-12 space. The company aims to reach millions of students across India through its curated educational offerings. "
target: SchoolMitra
SchoolMitra is a school management software system in India. SchoolMitra offers a SaaS platform with ERP, LMS, CRM and HRMS modules specifically designed to meet the requirements of Indian Schools. Their platform enables schools to better manage their day-to-day operations.
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