K-20 management application

announced 1/11/2010 via PR Newswire

CUnet LLC, will acquire Sparkroom Corp.

synopsis: CUnet, a subsidiary of Nelnet Inc., announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sparkroom, a leading provider of enrollment marketing automation and lead performance management solutions.
buyer parent: Nelnet, Inc.
buyer: CUnet LLC
CUnet is the premier provider of online performance media and interactive marketing services driving qualified student inquiries and enrollments for the higher education industry. "
target: Sparkroom Corp.
Sparkroom's Lead Deliver, Lead IQ, and Lead Market Analytics deliver a hosted business intelligence platform to give direct response marketers the tools and expertise needed to measure, manage, and optimize their lead acquisition spending across every direct response channel.
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closed 8/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Bepress

synopsis: Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, acquired Bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions' research for maximum impact.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target: Bepress
Founded by professors in 1999, Bepress exists to serve academia. Bepress builds hosted solutions that let academic institutions showcase and share their works for maximum impact. The Bepress model is unlimited, cloud-based, and fully hosted, and includes dedicated consulting and support.
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closed 5/31/2019 via AP - Associated Press

ManageBac, acquired Curriculum Trak

synopsis: Faria Education Group Limited, a leading K-12 education technology company, through its wholly owned subsidiary ManageBac, has acquired Dynamic Internet Solutions (DIS), the provider of Curriculum Trak, a curriculum mapping tool for K-12 faith-based schools.
buyer parent: Faria Education Group
buyer: ManageBac
ManageBac provides a Curriculum First Learning Platform for the world's leading international schools. It was founded to transition schools off paper onto a curriculum-focused learning platform to transition schools off paper onto a curriculum-focused learning platform. "
target parent: Nelnet, Inc.
target: Curriculum Trak
DIS provides the leading curriculum management platform for K-12 faith-based schools with its Curriculum Trak system. Curriculum Trak’s unique Faith Learning Integration allows teachers to easily align key conceptual spiritual understandings with curriculum, lesson plans, and learning outcomes.
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closed 8/1/2016 via BusinessWire

Agilent Technologies Inc., acquired iLab Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Agilent Technologies Inc., a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets, announced it has completed the asset acquisition of iLab Solutions LLC, a leader in cloud-based solutions for core laboratory management.
buyer: Agilent Technologies Inc. (A:$4,720.00)
Agilent Technologies Inc. is a global leader in life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. Agilent works with customers in more than 100 countries, providing instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow. "
target: iLab Solutions, LLC
iLab Solutions is the leader in providing web-based management services to academic research institutions with customers that include leading NIH-funded universities, research hospitals, and independent institutes.
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closed 11/10/2016 via PE Hub

Authorea, acquired The Winnower

synopsis: Authorea, the online collaborative platform for researchers, announced it has acquired The Winnower, a pioneering research publisher that offers advanced publishing tools to individual authors. With the acquisition, Authorea enhances the foremost online platform for researchers to write, cite, collaborate, host data, and publish all in one place.
buyer: Authorea
Authorea is the place to write scientific, academic, and technical documents in collaboration. Authorea is a digital collaboration platform that encourages more immediate knowledge-sharing in the scientific research community. "
target: The Winnower
The Winnower Inc. operates an open access online scholarly publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. Its platform allows users to publish research, essays, peer reviews, and more.
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closed 2/4/2011 via BNC Analysis

Blackboard Inc., acquired iStrategy Solutions

synopsis: iStrategy Solutions and Blackboard have decided to join forces. iStrategy provides information technology solutions in the areas of business intelligence, analytical business processes, and financial systems. It offers business intelligence, data warehousing, analytic applications, budgeting and planning, and management reporting solutions.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: iStrategy Solutions
iStrategy Solutions provides information technology solutions in the areas of business intelligence, analytical business processes, and financial systems. It offers business intelligence, data warehousing, analytic applications, budgeting and planning, and management reporting solutions.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 4/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Upland Software, acquired Advanced Processing & Imaging, Inc (API)

synopsis: Upland Software, Inc., a leader in cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software, announced that it has acquired Advanced Processing & Imaging (API), a highly effective content management platform driving workflow in governments and schools across North America.
buyer parent: Austin Ventures, L.P.
buyer: Upland Software (UPLD:$279.60)
Upland Software is a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management software. Their applications enables users to manage their projects, professional workforce and IT investments, automate document-intensive business processes and engage with their customers, prospects and community. "
target: Advanced Processing & Imaging, Inc (API)
Advanced Processing & Imaging has been helping K-12 School Districts, Local Government Agencies, and Small & Mid-Sized Businesses speed business processes, increase productivity and reduce operating costs through more efficient business execution and reduced reliance on paper-based processes.
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closed 11/4/2014 via PR Web

NonProfitEasy, Inc., acquired Uruut

synopsis: NonProfitEasy, creator of leading-edge, all-in-one data management software for nonprofits, announces its acquisition of Uruut, a best practices fundraising platform that brings individuals, businesses, and foundations together to fund nonprofits, schools, faith based and other community organizations.
buyer: NonProfitEasy, Inc.
NonProfitEasy was born out of a need to help smaller community-based nonprofit organizations streamline the management of their businesses. They give nonprofits a cost-effective answer to juggling databases, running cumbersome reports, and troubleshooting technology issues. "
target: Uruut
Uruut offers an affordable, easy-to-use and cloud-based SaaS solution that will allow nonprofits to not only compete, but expand their donor reach and increase donations.
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closed 2/21/2008 via PR Newswire

Roper Industries, Inc., acquired The CBORD Group, Inc.

synopsis: Roper Industries, Inc. has acquired The CBORD Group, Inc., the leading supplier of card systems and integrated security solutions to higher education, healthcare and other markets, in a transaction valued at $367 million, including $23 million in tax benefits that can be utilized over time.
buyer: Roper Industries, Inc. (ROP:$5,405.00)
Roper Industries is a market-driven, diversified growth company with trailing twelve month revenues of $2.2 billion. Roper provides engineered products and solutions for global niche markets, including water, energy, radio frequency and research/medical applications. "
target parent: Sterling Investment Partners
target: The CBORD Group, Inc.
The CBORD Group provides service to the campus-wide needs of higher-education facilities. CBORD works with a variety of clients and markets, providing cashless and ID card control systems, housing management systems, online ordering service, and the Student Advantage discount membership program.
price ($mm)[EV]
$344 [$321]
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$80
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4.0x
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closed 9/30/2015 via BNC Analysis

Amplify Education, Inc., acquired Amplify Education, Inc.

synopsis: News Corp announced that it has sold its Amplify Insight and Learning businesses to a management team supported by a group of private investors. Amplify is a leading provider of educational analytics and assessments. Amplify Access, which sold tablets with a “K-12 learning system,” has been discontinued.
buyer: Amplify Education, Inc.
Amplify is a leading provider of educational analytics and assessments that has supported more than 200,000 educators and 3 million students in all 50 states. Amplify Learning provides core curriculum in a variety of subjects for K-12 and Amplify Insight provides analytics, data, and assessment. "
target parent: News Corporation
target: Amplify Education, Inc.
Amplify is a leading provider of educational analytics and assessments that has supported more than 200,000 educators and 3 million students in all 50 states. Amplify Learning provides core curriculum in a variety of subjects for K-12 and Amplify Insight provides analytics, data, and assessment.
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announced 7/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Frontline Education, will acquire Perennial EdTech

synopsis: Frontline Education, a leading provider of school administration software for the K-12 education community, announced that the company has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Perennial EdTech, a group of market leading education software companies with a mission to improve K-12 school administration software ecosystems.
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 parent: Alpine Investors, LP
target: Perennial EdTech
Perennial EdTech is a group of market leading education software companies with a mission to improve K-12 school administration software ecosystems. Perennial strives to deliver educators, administrators, business office staff and students with the most powerful technology tools available.
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closed 9/15/2014 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Berger-Levrault, acquired COBA Inc.

synopsis: The Paris-based health and education software publisher Berger-Levrault International Group has acquired software firm COBA Management Software. The company provides integrated management software for educational institutions and municipal organizations in Québec.
buyer: Groupe Berger-Levrault
Berger-Levrault is a leading European multi-channel publisher of information software for the education, health care, other public-sector markets and also the private sector. It has almost 60,000 clients, 1,200 employees and annual sales of between $150 million and $200 million U.S. "
target: COBA Inc.
COBA Inc. provides integrated management software for educational institutions and municipal organizations in Québec. The company was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Laval, Canada.
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closed 12/10/2012 via BNC Analysis

Advanced Computer Software plc, acquired Serco Learning

synopsis: Advanced Computer Software Group plc announces that it has acquired Serco Learning. Serco Learning is a supplier of management information systems to the UK education market, providing training and support to over 2,000 academies, independent schools and higher and further education providers.
buyer: Advanced Computer Software plc (GB:ASW:$333.60)
Advanced Computer Software Group plc is the leading supplier of software and IT services to the health, care and commercial sectors with a primary focus on delivering high quality products and services to enable first class delivery of care in the community. "
target parent: Serco Group plc
target: Serco Learning
Serco Learning is a trading division of Serco Group plc and is the number two supplier of management information systems to the UK education market, providing training and support to over 2,000 academies, independent schools and higher and further education providers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$10 [$10]
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$21
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$2
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closed 12/10/2009 via BusinessWire

Hellman & Friedman LLC, JMI Equity Fund, acquired Datatel Inc.

synopsis: Datatel, Inc., the industry’s most experienced provider of higher education software, services, and insight, announced that affiliates of Hellman & Friedman LLC have completed their purchase of Datatel. Hellman & Friedman is a leading private equity investment firm with offices in San Francisco, New York and London.
buyer: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: JMI Equity Fund
Founded in San Francisco in 1984, Hellman & Friedman has raised over $25 billion of committed capital and invested in over 60 companies across three principal offices in London, New York and San Francisco. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Datatel Inc.
Datatel's comprehensive solutions offer both integrated software and professional services to meet the business needs of Higher Education. For more than two decades, Datatel has focused exclusively on higher education.
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closed 3/20/2015 via PR Newswire

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 10/29/2013 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, acquired Choice Solutions, Inc

synopsis: Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) announced the acquisition of Choice Solutions, a Massachusetts-based provider of data analytics, integration solutions and professional services for state to district-level education systems. The acquisition represents a strategic investment in the development of secure data analytics at HMH.
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMHC:$1,387.60)
The world's largest provider of pre-K-12 solutions, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt collaborates with school districts, administrators, teachers, parents and students, providing interactive, results-driven learning. "
target: Choice Solutions, Inc
Choice Solutions is a Massachusetts-based provider of data analytics, integration solutions and professional services for state to district-level education systems.
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announced 11/9/2011 via Company Press Release

Civica Pty Limited, will purchase RM Asia-Pacific Pty Ltd. from RM plc

synopsis: Civica, a market leader in specialist IT systems and business process services, has announced that Civica Pty Ltd, the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, has acquired RM Asia-Pacific Pty Ltd from RM plc. RM Asia-Pacific is one of the region's major providers of school and learning management systems, classroom technology and educational software.
buyer: Civica Pty Limited
Civica Pty Lmited provides consulting, software, and managed services to the public sector in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It offers Authority, an enterprise application software for local governments. "
seller: RM plc (GB:RM.:$277.37)
RM Education is a global company, focused on supporting teachers to teach and learners to learn. It provides innovative products from classroom resources, through school technologies to systems for marking exams and delivering school performance data.
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$1.44
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closed 12/5/2017 via BusinessWire

Procare Software, acquired KidReports

synopsis: Procare Software, a global leader in child care management solutions, has completed the acquisition of KidReports, a leading provider of real time reporting technology and services to child care providers. KidReports provides the most customizable and flexible set of tools for tracking activities, messaging parents, and keeping digital records.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: KidReports
KidReports was founded to help parents stay connected with their children. They offer a complete tool for digital classroom management, parent communication and engagement, and licensing compliance. KidReports provides tools for tracking activities, messaging parents, and keeping digital records.
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closed 5/22/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Appliqate, acquired Onfire Learning LLC

synopsis: Appliqate, a blockchain focused technology development firm, has acquired Onfire Learning LLC, a leading education technology provider. Onfire Learning offers a learning management system (LMS) that provides a full content catalog for grades 6-12, allowing users to provide the best education for each student.
buyer: Appliqate (OTCPK:APQT:$0.03)
Appliqate is a blockchain focused technology development firm. Appliqate offers a blockchain payments platform that furthers the rise of an integrated open global blockchain economy. Appliqate's blockchain payment system enables businesses to grow their business in a completely revolutionary way. "
target: Onfire Learning LLC
Onfire Learning is a leading education technology provider. Onfire Learning offers a learning management system (LMS) that provides a personalized path for each student. Their LMS offers a full content catalog for grades 6-12, allowing users to provide the best education for each student.
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closed 10/10/2013 via PR Web

Datamark, Inc., purchased Technology Assets from Altius Education

synopsis: Datamark, the leader in data-driven enrollment marketing, announced it has acquired the technology assets of Altius Education, including its competency-based online learning platform, Helix, as well as its enrollment management and student retention platforms.
buyer: Datamark, Inc.
Datamark, Inc. operates as a marketing agency for the education industry. It offers broadcast, direct mail, print, Web, and other direct response services, as well as concept-to-print, programming, and mail services. "
seller: Altius Education
Altius Education's technology assets includes its competency-based online learning platform, Helix, as well as its enrollment management and student retention platforms.
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Sparkroom Corp.

Bepress

Curriculum Trak

iLab Solutions, LLC

The Winnower

iStrategy Solutions

Advanced Processing & Imaging, Inc (API)

Uruut

The CBORD Group, Inc.

Amplify Education, Inc.

Perennial EdTech

COBA Inc.

Serco Learning

Datatel Inc.

Schoolwires, Inc.

Choice Solutions, Inc

RM plc

KidReports

Onfire Learning LLC

Altius Education

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