Like Signal Kit LLC

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 9/26/2018 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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$34 [$38]
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$10
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3.9x
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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 3/15/2013 via BNC Analysis

Noodle, acquired Lore, Inc.

synopsis: Noodle has acquired learning management startup, Lore. Formerly known as CourseKit, Lore has been developing a new take on the familiar “course management system” with a gradebook, calendar and document uploader for class assignments, while providing students with “a social network-style newsfeed for classroom conversations".
buyer: Noodle
Noodle is an online recommendation engine and social network for lifelong learning. Users get personalized recommendations for a range of formal and informal education opportunities, from pre-schools to grad schools, from local tutors to study abroad programs, from fine arts to fitness, and more. "
target: Lore, Inc.
Formerly known as CourseKit, Lore has been developing a new take on the familiar “course management system” with a gradebook, calendar and document uploader for class assignments, while providing students with “a social network-style newsfeed for classroom conversations”.
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closed 11/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

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

synopsis: Tesserent, a company that delivers network security as a managed service to high value organizations, has sold the Sonar/MyNet IP to Family Zone Cyber Safety Limited, a cyber safety solution that works in and out of home to enable parents to block apps and filter online content.
buyer: Family Zone Cyber Safety (ASX:FZO:$1.24)
Family Zone Cyber Safety is an innovative, simple to use, cyber safety solution that works in and out of home to enable parents to block apps and filter adult content, restrict social media use and automatically schedule screen times by child. "
seller: Tesserent Limited (ASX:TNT:$3.59)
The acquisition includes the Sonar/MyNet IP of Tesserent. Sonar is an identity-based appliance that enables educational institutions to secure and manage their Internet connections. MyNet is a web-based monitoring and administration interface for a school’s Internet Gateway and Internet service.
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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:$3.59)
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 9/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Bridge Growth Partners, LLC, will acquire finalsite

synopsis: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC, a leading growth-oriented private equity firm, announced it has made an equity investment to acquire Finalsite, a leading SaaS-based learning and communications platform for K-12 independent and public schools and higher education institutions in the U.S. and internationally.
buyer: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
Bridge Growth Partners is a uniquely structured growth-oriented private equity firm that focuses on investments in the technology and technology-enabled financial service sectors. Their goal is to bring together significant investment, financial, operating and business building expertise and talent."
target parent: Spectrum Equity
target: 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.
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closed 6/29/2012 via PE Hub

Spectrum Equity, acquired finalsite

synopsis: finalsite, a leading online learning and communications platform for the education industry, announced it has received a significant investment from Spectrum Equity. finalsite delivers a SaaS-based, customized web platform to leading independent and public schools, colleges and organizations.
buyer: Spectrum Equity
Spectrum Equity is a private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies leading the information economy. Spectrum Equity’s current and historical healthcare investments of note include HealthMEDX, a provider of long-term and post-acute care technology. "
target: 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.
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closed 6/27/2011 via PR Newswire

Stoneware, Inc., acquired LanSchool Technologies LLC.

synopsis: Stoneware, Inc., the leader in cloud delivery technologies, announced that it is acquiring LanSchool Technologies, the leading provider of cross-platform classroom management software. Together, Stoneware and LanSchool will bring the power of cloud computing directly into the classroom.
buyer: Stoneware, Inc.
Founded in 2000, Stoneware is in the business of developing cloud computing solutions that deliver the data center through web technologies and presented those resources through a desktop built inside a browser. Stoneware serves clients in public, commercial, manufacturing, and health care. "
target: LanSchool Technologies LLC.
Since 1986, LanSchool Technologies, LLC has been the premier provider of software tools and solutions specifically for computer lab control in schools and community colleges. As such, it is optimized for the unique needs of teachers, professors, librarians, and other educators.
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closed 2/19/2015 via PR Newswire

Renaissance Learning, Inc., acquired UClass

synopsis: Renaissance Learning, a K12 assessment and learning analytics company, announced the acquisition of UClass, a cloud storage and content management platform for school districts' curricula. UClass enables districts to flexibly distribute core curriculum to staff, facilitate collaboration across schools and measure the efficacy of its resources.
buyer parent: Hellman & Friedman LLC
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning is a leader of K12 assessment and learning analytics with a presence in more than a third of U.S. schools and 60 countries around the world. Renaissance Learning enables educators to deliver highly differentiated and timely instruction. "
target: UClass
UClass is a K12 content management solution that enables districts to flexibly distribute core curriculum to staff, facilitate collaboration across schools and measure the efficacy of its resources. It gives teachers and administrators a place to host purchased, in-house and open source curriculum.
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closed 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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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 10/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

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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$13
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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 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 6/1/2018 via PR Newswire

SafeToNet Limited, acquired VISR Inc.

synopsis: SafeToNet Limited, a British cyber safety company that safeguards children from online risks, has acquired VISR Inc., a Canadian company that turns conversational data into psychological insights that detect the emotional well-being of children online. VISR's mobile app sends alerts to parents about their child's issues on social media.
buyer: SafeToNet Limited
SafeToNet is a British cyber safety company that safeguards children from online risks. They offer parents a variety of mobile tools they can use to safeguard their child. Their software can detect and quarantine sexual images, disable cameras, remotely lock the child's device, and more. "
target: VISR Inc.
VISR is a Canadian company that turns conversational data into psychological insights that detect the emotional well-being of children online. VISR's mobile app sends alerts and insights to parents about their child's issues on social media. The app tracks issues such as bullying, drug use and more.
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closed 4/16/2013 via BNC Analysis

Knewcleus, acquired X2PN E-Learning Pvt Ltd

synopsis: Knewcleus, education management software firm based in Bangalore has acquired X2PN E-Learning, which builds applications to make learning more interesting and fun using game-based features in their products. X2PN has come up with learning applications Dr. Infinity, and SoloX and MultipleX, quiz-based games for individual and multiple players.
buyer: Knewcleus
Knewcleus is an education management software that helps maximise students' potential. The company delivers education management software solutions, offering Analytics and Discovery Engine, Intelli Grade-book, Collabtool, and SIS++ - student information systems. "
target: X2PN E-Learning Pvt Ltd
X2PN E-Learning Pvt Ltd. develops and publishes social games for Web and mobile devices. They are a learning-focused enterprise that enhances learning using game dynamics and cues from mobile and social media behavioral traits. Their products include Dr. Infinity, XFacts, SoloX, and MultipleX.
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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 12/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

TAL Education Group, acquired CodeMonkey Studios

synopsis: CodeMonkey, an educational coding platform for grade school students with the cheeky tagline, “Write code. Catch bananas. Save the world” said that it has been acquired by Beijing-based TAL Education Group.
buyer: TAL Education Group (TAL:$2,340.52)
Tomorrow Advancing Life (TAL) is a leading education and technology enterprise in China. Since its establishment, TAL is committed to integrating technologies and the Internet into education, to deliver a better study experience for children through K-12. "
target: CodeMonkey Studios
CodeMonkey is a leading educational game-based environment where millions of students learned to code in a real programming language. Their platform fosters the development of executive functioning skills, such as problem solving and planning as well as geometric and mathematical thinking.
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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 5/16/2018 via PR Web

Tynker, acquired PythonRoom

synopsis: Tynker, the number one game-based coding platform that has helped more than 60 million kids start coding, announced it has acquired Pythonroom, provider of an interactive, web-based learning management system. Pythonroom’s high school computer science curriculum was designed in concert with a community of educators and students.
buyer: Tynker
Tynker’s award-winning creative computing platform helps children develop computational thinking and programming skills in a fun, intuitive and imaginative way. The platform is used by one in three U.S. K-8 schools and 60 million kids across 150 countries. "
target: PythonRoom
Founded in 2014 by Abhinav Mathur, Keshav Saharia and Rohan Naik, Pythonroom enables educators to easily bring coding education into the classroom so students can learn mainstream coding languages in a fun and engaging way.
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closed 8/7/2015 via BNC Analysis

DADA Company, acquired Arloon

synopsis: DADA Company, a leader in the development of apps for children, acquires the Arloon brand and its catalog of educational apps for the classroom. Arloon creates educational applications that use the potential of new technologies in order to enhance the learning experience.
buyer: DADA Company
DADA Company is a children's interactive story and games publisher for smartphone and table devices. They offer children and parents "interactive edutainment" by developing engaging and fun applications. "
target: Arloon
Arloon creates educational applications that use the potential of new technologies in order to enhance the learning experience. Arloon apps are interactive tools for teaching and learning. These APPs use the concept of augmented reality that support students´ spatial perception.
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closed 7/6/2010 via PR Newswire

SafetyWeb, Inc., acquired Odojo

synopsis: SafetyWeb, the leading Internet safety, identity and reputation protection service for parents, announced the acquisition of online security technology firm Odojo. Odojo provide families with the most comprehensive set of online protection tools to prevent threats like cyber bullying, Internet addiction and online predators.
buyer: SafetyWeb, Inc.
SafetyWeb is the leading service simplifying online safety by helping parents guard their children's online safety, identity and reputation. The service monitors the web to deliver reports and immediate alerts on irregularities and dangers associated with kids' and teens' online activity. "
target: Odojo
Odojo developed firebreak™ technology, allowing parents to monitor their children's social networks for inappropriate content and the Internet for leaks of children's personal information.
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closed 4/11/2012 via Company Press Release

Boathouse Capital, Renovus Capital, acquired Atomic Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners and Boathouse Capital announced the acquisition of Atomic Learning from Granite Equity Partners. Atomic Learning's training products provide workshops, classroom-ready projects and tutorials on more than 200 commonly-used software applications and are used by 460,000 teachers and 733,000 college students nationwide.
buyer: Boathouse Capital
buyer: Renovus Capital
Renovus Capital Partners is an education-focused private equity fund. Boathouse Capital is a $120 million junior capital fund that invests mezzanine debt and equity in high-quality lower middle market companies in partnership with management teams and private equity funds. "
target parent: Granite Equity Partners
target: Atomic Learning, Inc.
Atomic Learning's training products provide workshops, classroom-ready projects and tutorials on more than 200 commonly-used software applications and are used by 460,000 teachers and 733,000 college students nationwide.
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closed 12/13/2007 via BusinessWire

American Capital Partners Limited, Inc., acquired IPower Applications, Inc.

synopsis: American Capital Partners Limited, Inc. a publicly held Business Development Company located in Florida, announces the acquisition of IPower Applications, Inc., a privately held Nevada corporation, whereby IPower Applications, Inc. will remain the surviving entity.
buyer: American Capital Partners Limited, Inc.
American Capital Partners Limited, Inc. is a business development company that operates as a closed end mutual fund. It primarily invests in private companies or thinly traded public companies through the use of senior debt, mezzanine finance, and equity funding. "
target: IPower Applications, Inc.
IPower Applications, Inc. is the leading provider of integrated on-demand portal based applications for home, office and school security. IPower Applications' adaptable configuration provides users with delivery options applying secure on-demand services or on-premise service applications.
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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.
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$76
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$34
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closed 8/19/2016 via PR Web

SonderMind LLC, acquired Uvize

synopsis: SonderMind, a fast-growing behavioral health company that provides consumers with accessible and convenient options for high quality mental wellness, announced that it has acquired Uvize, Inc. Uvize provides cloud-based mentorship software for organizations to accelerate and improve connections between mentors and proteges.
buyer: SonderMind LLC
SonderMind provides software and services for mental health therapists to start and growth their practice, while vastly improving the accessibility and experience for consumers seeking high-quality behavioral health services. "
target: Uvize
Uvize, Inc. is a SaaS EdTech provider that operates a leading social network linking students with mentors. Uvize offers a comprehensive platform that features support mentor networks, one-on-one and group mentoring, mentoring by student peers and school advisors as well as mentor training.
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announced 10/27/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Greenwood Hall Inc., will acquire Uvize

synopsis: Greenwood Hall Inc., an education technology company that enables colleges and universities to increase revenue and improve student engagement and outcomes, has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire privately-held Uvize, Inc., a cloud-based SaaS EdTech provider that operates a leading social network linking students with mentors.
buyer: Greenwood Hall Inc. (OTCQB:ELRN:$8.56)
Greenwood Hall helps public and not-for-profit higher education institutions improve operational and financial results as well as student success and satisfaction. Their solutions provide services that begin with student enrollment and end with post-graduation job placement and career networking. "
target: Uvize
Uvize, Inc. is a SaaS EdTech provider that operates a leading social network linking students with mentors. Uvize offers a comprehensive platform that features support mentor networks, one-on-one and group mentoring, mentoring by student peers and school advisors as well as mentor training.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Web

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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closed 12/13/2016 via BusinessWire

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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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:$245.53)
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.
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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 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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