Like Acorn Care & Education Ltd.

announced 1/19/2010 via Reuters

Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, will acquire Acorn Care & Education Ltd.

synopsis: British private equity firm Phoenix Equity Partners said that it has reached an agreement to sell Acorn Care and Education Limited to Teachers' Private Capital, the private investment arm of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Acorn provides facilities for children with special needs, and operates 10 schools across England.
buyer: Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
Teachers Private Capital seeks to generate the best possible investment returns at a moderate level of risk to pay teachers' pensions. They invest with a long-term focus because the pension plan will be paying benefits to today’s young teachers 70 years from now. "
target parent: Phoenix Equity Partners
target: Acorn Care & Education Ltd.
Established in 2005, Acorn Care and Education is fast becoming England's premier provider of education and care for the most vulnerable and hardest to place young people.
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closed 7/12/2017 via Company Press Release

Aprendere Skolor AB, acquired Magitaskolan AB and Kajan Friskola AB

synopsis: Aprendere Skolor AB has acquired Magitaskolan AB and Kajan Friskola AB from Team Olivia. Magitaskolan, which operates resources and special assistance school activities in Stockholm and Kajan Friskola, with resources and special assistance school operations in Uppsala, have been part of Team Olivia since 2013.
buyer: Aprendere Skolor AB
Aprendere Skolor operates ten different units in elementary school, upper secondary school, special assistance upper secondary school and HVB homes. They currently have more than 700 students and about 150 employees. Most of their schools are located in Stockholm and surrounding areas. "
target parent: Team Olivia AB
target: Magitaskolan AB and Kajan Friskola AB
Magitaskolan is an educational institution in Stockholm, Sweden for children between 6 and 13 years with neuropsychiatric disorders. Kajan Friskola teaches primary, basic special school, training school and secondary school for students with neuropsychiatric disorders in Uppsala, Sweden.
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

National Fostering Agency, acquired Acorn Care & Education Ltd.

synopsis: Acorn Care and Education was acquired from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan by SSCP Spring Bidco Limited, which is a holding company in the National Fostering Agency (NFA) Group. Acorn has built a reputation as a high quality children’s services provider, offering special needs education (SEN), residential and foster care.
buyer: National Fostering Agency
Founded in 1995, the National Fostering Agency (NFA) provides high quality foster care that places childrens’ welfare at the centre of its work. They partner closely with local authorities and foster carers to create the best possible opportunities and outcomes for children. "
target parent: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
target: Acorn Care & Education Ltd.
Acorn has built a reputation as a high quality children’s services provider, offering special needs education (SEN), residential and foster care, for children and young adults with complex needs. Acorn builds its care around the unique situation and individual circumstances of each child.
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announced 7/21/2015 via BusinessWire

Specialized Education Services Inc will be merged with Catapult Learning LLC,

synopsis: Catapult Learning, a leading technology-enabled K–12 services provider, and Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of alternative and special education services, announced a definitive agreement to merge.
buyer parent: JMI Equity
buyer: Catapult Learning LLC
Catapult Learning is the nation’s leading provider of educational services to public, private and religious schools. Catapult Learning partners with educational institutions to provide publicly funded services that are designed to improve academic achievement for struggling students. "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: Specialized Education Services Inc
Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI) provides specialized education services for children and youth facing learning, language, and social challenges. It offers various day school programs for students with disabilities and at-risk youth.
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closed 9/8/2010 via PR Newswire

The Autism Education and Research Institute merged with AHEADD,

synopsis: The Autism Education and Research Institute, an organization committed to providing consultative services in the field of autism, announces their merging with Achieving in Higher Education with Autism / Developmental Disabilities in order to support consumers, families and schools, who are impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).
buyer: AHEADD
The Autism Education and Research Institute (AERI) is a Pennsylvania-based organization committed to providing consultative services that incorporate innovative, current research in the field of autism. "
target: The Autism Education and Research Institute
Achieving in Higher Education with Autism / Developmental Disabilities is a private, community organization that provides support for students in higher education with: Learning Disabilities, High-Functioning Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, Non-Verbal Learning Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder.
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closed 9/18/2009 via Company Press Release

Chicago Growth Partners, Prairie Capital, L.P., Twin Bridge Capital Partners, acquired Specialized Education Services Inc

synopsis: Chicago Growth Partners has announced the growth recapitalization of Specialized Education Services, Inc. SESI is a private provider of specialized education services for children facing learning, language, and social challenges. CGP led a consortium including Prairie Capital, Twin Bridge Capital Partners, and the Company’s management team.
buyer: Chicago Growth Partners
buyer: Prairie Capital, L.P.
buyer: Twin Bridge Capital Partners
An experienced provider of equity and junior capital, Prairie Capital makes equity and mezzanine investments of between $5 and $15 million, typically in support of companies undergoing an ownership change. "
target: Specialized Education Services Inc
Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI) provides specialized education services for children and youth facing learning, language, and social challenges. It offers various day school programs for students with disabilities and at-risk youth.
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closed 7/5/2006 via BNC Analysis

Three Delta LLP, acquired The Senad Group

synopsis: Three Delta purchased an education company called Senad, which specializes in teaching children with severe learning difficulties.
buyer: Three Delta LLP
Three Delta will focus on asset-backed business acquisitions and direct real estate opportunities primarily in the UK but also in Europe. "
target parent: Sovereign Capital Partners LLP
target: The Senad Group
The Senad Group was formed in 2003 to create a group of schools for children and young people with a range of special educational needs, and to develop care homes to support them into adulthood.
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closed 8/18/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Specialized Education Services Inc, acquired The Graham Academy

synopsis: Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral support, has acquired The Graham Academy, a special education school with locations in Kingston and Luzerne, Pennsylvania serving students with autism and other special needs.
buyer parent: The Vistria Group
buyer: Specialized Education Services Inc
Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, is a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting. "
target: The Graham Academy
The Graham Academy is a special education school serving students with autism and other special needs in Pennsylvania. The Graham Academy serves school districts and families with its elementary school in Kingston for children in grades K–8, and a high school in Luzerne for students in grades 9–12.
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closed 8/15/2019 via Company Press Release

Nytida AB, acquired Pusselbitens Skola

synopsis: Nytida, a part of Ambea group, has acquired Pusselbitens skola (school). The operation focuses on students with autism spectrum disorders and contains two schools and a short-term housing operation in Sweden. Pusselbitens skola has around 40 students, 15 care receivers in short-term housing operation and 80 employees.
buyer parent: Ambea
buyer: Nytida AB
Nytida provides life-spanning support services for children, adolescents and adults with disabilities and psychosocial problems. Nytida provides residential care, day care activities and individual and family support services and schools at around 400 units across Sweden. "
target: Pusselbitens Skola
Pusselbitens skola is a school with combined activities for both primary and secondary school students with a focus on the Autism Spectrum. The operations include two schools in Dalby (Lund municipality) and Hög (Kävlinge municipality) in Sweden.
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closed 11/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Catapult Learning LLC, acquired Capital Education Group, Inc.

synopsis: Catapult Learning, the nation’s largest provider of special education and instructional intervention solutions, announced it acquired Capital Education Group (CEG), a leading provider of behavioral health services and private school programs for children with autism and other specialized learning needs.
buyer parent: The Vistria Group
buyer: Catapult Learning LLC
Catapult Learning, Inc. provides education solutions that generate demonstrable academic achievement and better life outcomes for students, regardless of the learning obstacles and other challenges they face. "
target: Capital Education Group, Inc.
Capital Education Group’s mission is to change lives through leadership in education. Capital Education creates national model programs for students with autism spectrum disorder and other specialized learning needs.
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closed 1/24/2018 via PE Hub

Sequel Youth and Family Services, LLC, acquired Rebecca School and Aaron School

synopsis: Sequel Youth and Family Services, a portfolio company of Altamont Capital Management, has acquired two special needs schools, Rebecca School and Aaron School. The seller was MetSchools, which is backed by Veronis Suhler Stevenson. The Rebecca School serves 140 students ages 3 to 21 with neurodevelopmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder.
buyer parent: Altamont Capital Partners
buyer: Sequel Youth and Family Services, LLC
Sequel Youth and Family Services was founded in 1999 to operate a single school for adjudicated delinquent boys. Since then, the company has experienced tremendous growth, and now serves a wide range of populations in a wide range of settings. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Rebecca School and Aaron School
The Rebecca School is a private therapeutic day school serving ~140 students ages 3 to 21 with neurodevelopmental delays, including autism spectrum disorder. The Aaron School is a private K-12 special education school serving 160+ students with learning disabilities.
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announced 7/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Antin Infrastructure Partners S.A.S., will acquire Kisimul Group Limited

synopsis: Investment firm Antin Infrastructure Partners has agreed to a deal to take over Lincolnshire-based Kisimul Group, a specialist education and care provider for people with autism. Kisimul runs four boarding schools for people with autism, complex learning difficulties and challenging behaviour.
buyer: Antin Infrastructure Partners S.A.S.
Antin Infrastructure Partners is a leading independent private equity firm focused on infrastructure investments. Based in Paris and London, they invest in infrastructure in Europe and target investments in the energy and environment, telecommunications, transportation and social sectors. "
target parent: Rothschild
target: Kisimul Group Limited
Kisimul Group is a long-established provider of quality education and care services to children and young adults with complex learning difficulties, challenging behaviour, autism and global developmental delay.
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closed 7/13/2016 via Company Press Release

Catapult Learning LLC, acquired The Center for Autism and Dyslexia

synopsis: Catapult Learning, Inc., a leading provider of small-group intervention, extended day and summer learning programs, has acquired the Center for Autism and Dyslexia (CFAD), a specialized school program with locations in Findlay and Lima, Ohio, serving approximately 140 students diagnosed with autism, dyslexia, and other special needs.
buyer parent: JMI Equity
buyer: Catapult Learning LLC
Catapult Learning, Inc. has dedicated the past four decades to improving academic performance for at-risk and struggling students, including potential dropouts and those with learning and emotional disabilities. "
target: The Center for Autism and Dyslexia
The Center for Autism and Dyslexia, with locations in both Findlay and Lima Ohio, is a chartered school and therapeutic center providing Applied Behavior Analysis for preschool through high school aged students.
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closed 3/29/2007 via PR Newswire

Aspen Education Group, acquired Camp Huntington

synopsis: Aspen Education Group, the nation's leading provider of therapeutic and education programs for struggling and underachieving youth, has acquired Camp Huntington, a co-ed summer camp for children and young adults with autism and related special needs located in High Falls, New York.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Aspen Education Group
Aspen Education Group provides educational programs that promote academic and personal growth to youth and their families. Aspen currently operates 47 locations in nine states, including eleven residential schools and eight experiential education programs and special education schools. "
target: Camp Huntington
Camp Huntington serves youth with varying degrees of learning disabilities and developmental disorders. The therapeutic recreation program is set on a 34-acre rural site and provides a fun, safe summer experience for six to 21-year-olds.
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closed 4/14/2021 via BNC Analysis

Acceleration Academies, LLC merged with EdIncites,

synopsis: Acceleration Academies has merged with EdIncites, a provider of innovative teaching & learning solutions. Acceleration Academies is an education partner helping young adults overcome real-life challenges to earn their high school diploma. They provide academic, instructional, and support services to at risk students.
buyer: EdIncites
EdIncites is a provider of innovative teaching & learning solutions. EdIncites' Incite platform provides school districts with solutions for remote teaching & learning, parent engagement, analytics and assessment. Their digital library offers resources for lesson planning and classroom teaching. "
target: Acceleration Academies, LLC
Acceleration Academies is an education partner helping young adults overcome real-life challenges to earn their high school diploma. Acceleration Academies provides academic and support services to at risk students. They offer personalized learning designed for the way students want to learn.
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closed 10/9/2019 via GlobeNewswire

CentralReach, purchased Precise Xceleration from Precision Teaching Learning Center

synopsis: CentralReach, a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solutions, has acquired the curriculum and programming business of Precise Xceleration from Precision Teaching Learning Center. Precise Xceleration focuses on accelerating learning outcomes for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: CentralReach
CentralReach is a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce superior outcomes for people with autism. They are revolutionizing the ABA space with cutting-edge solutions. "
seller: Precision Teaching Learning Center
The acquisition includes the curriculum and programming business of Precise Xceleration from Precision Teaching Learning Center. Precise Xceleration focuses on accelerating learning outcomes for people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
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closed 3/19/2019 via PR Newswire

Gryphon Investors, acquired LEARN Behavioral

synopsis: Gryphon Investors, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, announced that it has acquired a majority stake in LEARN Behavioral from LLR Partners. LEARN is the leading network of providers serving children with autism and other special needs.
buyer: Gryphon Investors
Based in San Francisco, Gryphon Investors is a leading private equity firm focused on profitably growing and competitively enhancing middle-market companies in partnership with experienced management teams. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: LEARN Behavioral
LEARN Behavioral is the leading network of behavioral health providers serving children with autism and other special needs. LEARN delivers Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and related interventions based on industry-leading quality standards.
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closed 6/14/2017 via BusinessWire

Dungarvin Inc., acquired Embracing Autism

synopsis: Dungarvin Inc., an organization of companies that are dedicated to providing high quality, community-based supports to people with varying support needs, announced the acquisition of Embracing Autism. Embracing Autism help families in Ohio support children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.
buyer: Dungarvin Inc.
Dungarvin is a national organization of privately owned companies that are dedicated to providing high quality, community-based supports to people with varying support needs. Dungarvin has grown to employ approximately 4,000 people who currently provide supports to over 4,000 individuals. "
target: Embracing Autism
Embracing Autism was founded in to help families in Ohio support children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. They believe that training specific to autism is essential in creating a solid and long-lasting foundation for individuals with this developmental disability.
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closed 5/13/2016 via BNC Analysis

LLR Partners, acquired Learn It Systems

synopsis: Learn It Systems, a portfolio company of Milestone Partners, has been acquired by LLR Partners, a leading middle market private equity firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. Learn It Systems, headquartered in Baltimore, MD, is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs.
buyer: LLR Partners
LLR Partners is a lower middle market private equity firm providing capital and strategic guidance to growth companies. They invest in a broad range of industries, with an emphasis on software, tech-enabled services and healthcare. "
target parent: Milestone Partners
target: Learn It Systems
Learn It Systems is a leading national behavioral health and related services company serving children with autism and other special needs. Learn It's comprehensive behavioral health platform addresses large, high-growth markets being driven by insurance reform, an evolving reimbursement landscape.
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closed 9/9/2015 via BusinessWire

Shore Capital Partners, acquired Florida Autism Center

synopsis: Shore Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it has completed the recapitalization of Florida Autism Center (“FAC”) and the formation of SCP Autism Services, LLC. Florida Autism Center provides center-based applied behavior analysis (“ABA”) treatment services to children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (“ASD”).
buyer: Shore Capital Partners
Shore Capital Partners is a healthcare-focused lower middle market private equity firm that specializes in partnering with companies that have between $5M and $50M of revenue. Shore is focused on making control equity investments within the healthcare services, products and distribution markets. "
target: Florida Autism Center
The Florida Autism Center provides treatment based on the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, and has a specific focus on early intensive behavioral intervention, verbal behavior (language) training, and social skills training.
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

National Fostering Agency, acquired Acorn Care & Education Ltd.

synopsis: Acorn Care and Education was acquired from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan by SSCP Spring Bidco Limited, which is a holding company in the National Fostering Agency (NFA) Group. Acorn has built a reputation as a high quality children’s services provider, offering special needs education (SEN), residential and foster care.
buyer: National Fostering Agency
Founded in 1995, the National Fostering Agency (NFA) provides high quality foster care that places childrens’ welfare at the centre of its work. They partner closely with local authorities and foster carers to create the best possible opportunities and outcomes for children. "
target parent: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
target: Acorn Care & Education Ltd.
Acorn has built a reputation as a high quality children’s services provider, offering special needs education (SEN), residential and foster care, for children and young adults with complex needs. Acorn builds its care around the unique situation and individual circumstances of each child.
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announced 1/19/2010 via Reuters

Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, will acquire Acorn Care & Education Ltd.

synopsis: British private equity firm Phoenix Equity Partners said that it has reached an agreement to sell Acorn Care and Education Limited to Teachers' Private Capital, the private investment arm of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. Acorn provides facilities for children with special needs, and operates 10 schools across England.
buyer: Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
Teachers Private Capital seeks to generate the best possible investment returns at a moderate level of risk to pay teachers' pensions. They invest with a long-term focus because the pension plan will be paying benefits to today’s young teachers 70 years from now. "
target parent: Phoenix Equity Partners
target: Acorn Care & Education Ltd.
Established in 2005, Acorn Care and Education is fast becoming England's premier provider of education and care for the most vulnerable and hardest to place young people.
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announced 3/24/2021 via Bloomberg

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, will acquire Mitratech, Inc.

synopsis: Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Mitratech, a provider of legal and compliance software, from TA Associates and Hg.
buyer: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan, with $201.4 billion in net assets at June 30, 2019. It holds a diverse global portfolio of assets, approximately 80% of which is managed in-house, and has earned an annual total-fund net return of 9.7% since 1990."
target parent: TA Associates
target: Mitratech, Inc.
Mitratech is a proven global technology partner for corporate legal, risk, and compliance professionals, offering a proven portfolio of end-to-end solutions that spread operational best practices throughout the enterprise, standardizing processes, and accelerating time-to-value.
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announced 12/4/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, will acquire Flexera

synopsis: Flexera, the company that helps organizations turn technology into a competitive advantage whether they make it or use it, announced it has agreed to sell a majority interest in the company to Thoma Bravo, a private equity firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software and technology-enabled services sectors. Thoma Bravo partners with management teams to implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives, and make accretive acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue and earnings. "
target parent: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
target: Flexera
Flexera’s solutions help software and IoT companies build and deliver secure products while protecting intellectual property. Flexera allows companies to leverage the power of open source software and future-proof their business by eliminating compliance and security risk.
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closed 2/18/2020 via BusinessWire

AlpInvest Partners N.V., Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, Symphony Technology Group, acquired RSA Security

synopsis: A consortium led by Symphony Technology Group, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, and AlpInvest Partners have acquired RSA, a provider of business-driven security solutions, from Dell Technologies. The acquisition includes the purchase of RSA Archer, RSA NetWitness Platform, RSA SecurID, RSA Fraud and Risk Intelligence, and RSA Conference.
buyer: AlpInvest Partners N.V.
buyer: Symphony Technology Group
buyer: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Symphony Technology Group is the private equity partner to market leading companies in data, software, and analytics. The Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is Canada’s largest single-profession pension plan. Amsterdam-based AlpInvest is a leading global private equity investor. "
target parent: Dell Technologies
target: RSA Security
RSA offers business-driven security solutions that provide organizations with a unified approach to managing digital risk that hinges on integrated visibility, automated insights, and coordinated actions.
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closed 2/5/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Flexera, acquired Revulytics

synopsis: Flexera, a demonstrated leader in software installation, open source software scanning, and software monetization, has acquired Revulytics, a recognized leader in software usage analytics. The acquisition of Revulytics adds several core solutions to Flexera’s existing monetization offerings, including Compliance Intelligence and Usage Intelligence.
buyer parent: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
buyer: Flexera
Flexera’s solutions help software and IoT companies build and deliver secure products while protecting intellectual property. Flexera allows companies to leverage the power of open source software and future-proof their business by eliminating compliance and security risk. "
target: Revulytics
Revulytics offers cloud-based software usage analytics that give software producers deep visibility into how their products are being used and misused, providing them with actionable intelligence to generate revenue, optimize product development, and make data-driven decisions across their business.
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closed 6/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Flexera, acquired RISC Networks, LLC

synopsis: Flexera, the software company that helps organizations realize technology’s power to accelerate their business, has acquired RISC Networks. Headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, RISC Networks’ groundbreaking SaaS-based analytics platform helps companies speed their migration to the cloud.
buyer parent: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
buyer: Flexera
Flexera is reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured. They view the software industry as a supply chain, and make the business of buying and selling software and technology asset data more profitable, secure, and effective. "
target: RISC Networks, LLC
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, RISC Networks strives to unlock business potential by delivering more meaningful data analysis. Their groundbreaking SaaS-based analytics platform helps companies speed their migration to the cloud.
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closed 9/26/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Flexera, acquired RightScale, Inc

synopsis: Flexera announced it has acquired RightScale, the recognized industry leader in multi-cloud management and cost optimization. RightScale enables leading enterprises to accelerate delivery of cloud-based applications that engage customers and drive top-line revenue while optimizing cloud usage to reduce risk and costs.
buyer parent: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
buyer: Flexera
Flexera is reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured. They view the software industry as a supply chain, and make the business of buying and selling software and technology asset data more profitable, secure, and effective. "
target: RightScale, Inc
RightScale enables leading enterprises to accelerate delivery of cloud-based applications that engage customers and drive top-line revenue while optimizing cloud usage to reduce risk and costs.
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announced 8/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, will acquire Kanetix Ltd.

synopsis: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan announced it has agreed to acquire Kanetix Ltd., Canada's largest digital customer acquisition platform and marketplace that provides quote comparison search tools for insurance and financial products.
buyer: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Based in Canada, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is Canada's largest single-profession pension plan. It holds a diverse global portfolio of assets, approximately 80% of which is managed in-house, and has earned an average annualized rate of return of 9.9% since the plan's founding in 1990. "
target: Kanetix Ltd.
Based in Canada, Kanetix Ltd. offers comprehensive product comparisons, educational content, industry news, and financial tools to help customers find the best insurance rates, mortgage rates, credit banks, and banking products.
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closed 5/3/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Flexera, acquired Brainwaregroup

synopsis: Flexera, the company that’s reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, has acquired the Switzerland-based Software Asset Management (SAM) provider, Brainwaregroup. Brainwaregroup offers solutions across disciplines, from SAM to software and operating system deployment, security patch remediation and datacenter inventory.
buyer parent: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
buyer: Flexera
Flexera is reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured. They view the software industry as a supply chain, and make the business of buying and selling software and technology asset data more profitable, secure, and effective. "
target: Brainwaregroup
Brainwaregroup is a Switzerland-based Software Asset Management (SAM) provider. With an end-to-end competency in software lifecycle management, they offer solutions across disciplines, from SAM to software and operating system deployment, security patch remediation and datacenter inventory.
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closed 5/2/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Flexera, acquired Meta SaaS

synopsis: Flexera, the company that’s reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, announced that it has extended its Software Asset Management (SAM) leadership through the acquisition of Meta SaaS, the developer of the most technologically advanced SaaS spend management solution on the market.
buyer parent: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
buyer: Flexera
Flexera is reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured. They view the software industry as a supply chain, and make the business of buying and selling software and technology asset data more profitable, secure, and effective. "
target: Meta SaaS
Meta SaaS is the developer of the most technologically advanced SaaS spend management solution on the market. Meta SaaS eliminates the need for spreadsheets and helps eliminate wasted IT spend by identifying unused and underused licenses.
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announced 9/7/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Flexera, will acquire BDNA Corporation

synopsis: Flexera, the company that’s reimagining how software is bought, sold, managed and secured, announced that it signed an agreement to acquire BDNA. BDNA transforms enterprise asset data by enriching it with market context to vastly simplify integrations, accelerate business transformation and improve decision-making.
buyer parent: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
buyer: Flexera
Flexera is reimagining the way software is bought, sold, managed and secured. They view the software industry as a supply chain, and make the business of buying and selling software more transparent, secure, and effective. "
target: BDNA Corporation
BDNA transforms enterprise asset data by enriching it with market context to vastly simplify integrations, accelerate business transformation and improve decision-making. BDNA uses automation, a team of content experts and a proven quality framework to reconcile and normalize enterprise asset data.
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announced 6/19/2017 via BusinessWire

Apollo Global Management, Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, will acquire CareerBuilder, LLC.

synopsis: An investor group led by Apollo Global Management and The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan have agreed to acquire a majority of the outstanding equity interests in CareerBuilder, a global, end-to-end human capital solutions company focused on helping employers find, hire and manage great talent.
buyer: Apollo Global Management (NYSE:APO:$5,981.01)
buyer: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
Apollo Global Management, LLC and its subsidiaries is a leading global alternative investment manager. The Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan is Canada's largest single-profession pension plan. "
target parent: TEGNA Inc.
target: CareerBuilder, LLC.
CareerBuilder is a global, end-to-end human capital solutions company focused on helping employers find, hire and manage great talent. Combining advertising, software and services, CareerBuilder leads the industry in recruiting solutions, employment screening and human capital management.
price ($mm)
$475*
rev ($mm)
$714
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.9x
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closed 10/27/2016 via Company Press Release

Flexera Software, Inc., acquired Palamida

synopsis: Flexera Software, the leading provider of next-generation software licensing, compliance, security and installation solutions for application producers and enterprises, announced that it has acquired Palamida, provider of Software Composition Analysis solutions. Palamida helps manage Open Source and other types of third party software.
buyer parent: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
buyer: Flexera Software, Inc.
Flexera Software helps application producers and enterprises increase application usage and security, enhancing the value they derive from their software. "
target: Palamida
Palamida was founded in 2004 to develop products and services to help their customers manage the Open Source and other types of third party software often used in software development projects.
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

National Fostering Agency, acquired Acorn Care & Education Ltd.

synopsis: Acorn Care and Education was acquired from Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan by SSCP Spring Bidco Limited, which is a holding company in the National Fostering Agency (NFA) Group. Acorn has built a reputation as a high quality children’s services provider, offering special needs education (SEN), residential and foster care.
buyer: National Fostering Agency
Founded in 1995, the National Fostering Agency (NFA) provides high quality foster care that places childrens’ welfare at the centre of its work. They partner closely with local authorities and foster carers to create the best possible opportunities and outcomes for children. "
target parent: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan
target: Acorn Care & Education Ltd.
Acorn has built a reputation as a high quality children’s services provider, offering special needs education (SEN), residential and foster care, for children and young adults with complex needs. Acorn builds its care around the unique situation and individual circumstances of each child.
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closed 9/16/2015 via PE Hub

Flexera Software, Inc., acquired Secunia

synopsis: Flexera Software, the leading provider of strategic solutions for Application Usage Management, has acquired Secunia, a leading provider of IT security solutions that help businesses and private individuals globally manage and control vulnerability threats and risks across their networks and endpoints.
buyer parent: Teachers' Pension Plan
buyer: Flexera Software, Inc.
Flexera Software is the leading provider of strategic solutions for Application Usage Management; solutions delivering continuous compliance, optimized usage and maximized value to application producers and their customers. "
target: Secunia
Secunia is a leading provider of IT security solutions that help businesses and private individuals globally manage and control vulnerability threats and risks across their networks and endpoints.
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closed 3/5/2014 via Company Press Release

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Kinder Nurseries

synopsis: Busy Bees announces its purchase of Kinder Nurseries, a private childcare provider which incorporates eleven nurseries in Kent and one in Lewisham offering a total of 1,044 registered places for children from three months to five years, and an additional 346 after school places.
buyer parent: Teachers Private Capital
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years. "
target: Kinder Nurseries
Kinder Nurseries Ltd. provides childcare services in the United Kingdom. It operates nursery facilities, including holiday clubs and after school clubs, as well as provide other services. The company was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Rainham, United Kingdom.
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closed 10/31/2013 via PR Newswire

Teachers Private Capital, acquired Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.

synopsis: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan announced the acquisition of Busy Bees Nursery Group, the largest childcare provider in the United Kingdom. Bees Childcare operates childcare nurseries at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years.
buyer: Teachers Private Capital
Teachers' Private Capital, the private investment department of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, is one of the world's largest private equity investors, having participated as a long-term investor in numerous transactions in Canada, the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
target: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years.
price ($mm)
$353
rev ($mm)
$178
EBITDA ($mm)
$31
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.5x
closed 8/28/2012 via BusinessWire

Raynet GmbH, purchased Enterprise Deployment Suite from ManageSoft Corporation

synopsis: Raynet GmbH announced that it has acquired Flexera Software’s Enterprise Deployment Suite (EDS) product and customer base. EDS is a globally installed system for software deployment in distributed infrastructure environments. EDS was acquired by Flexera Software as part of its ManageSoft acquisition in 2010.
buyer: Raynet GmbH
Raynet GmbH is an innovative, technology-oriented service and product provider that focuses on high performance application management - lifecycle management - and has specialized in the implementation and management of IT projects, particularly in the areas of system and software management, "
seller parent: Teachers Private Capital
seller: ManageSoft Corporation
ManageSoft is a global supplier of Enterprise Software Management solutions for asset recognition, license compliance, contract management, and software/OS deployment. More than 250 medium and large, global enterprises use ManageSoft products.
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closed 2/1/2012 via Company Press Release

Flexera Software, Inc., acquired SCCM Expert, Inc.

synopsis: Flexera Software announced the acquisition of SCCM Expert, a Microsoft Gold Partner and founding member of the Microsoft System Center Alliance. SCCM Expert markets solutions that empower employees with on-demand software provisioning through an enterprise app store while providing IT complete visibility into their software assets.
buyer parent: Teachers Private Capital
buyer: Flexera Software, Inc.
Flexera Software is a leading provider of strategic solutions for Application Usage Management; solutions delivering continuous compliance optimized usage and maximized value to application producers and their customers. "
target: SCCM Expert, Inc.
SCCM Expert is a Microsoft Gold Partner and founding member of the Microsoft System Center Alliance. SCCM Expert markets leading edge, customizable and affordable software solutions that maximize the capability of Microsoft's systems management technology.
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closed 2/15/2012 via Company Press Release

Teachers Private Capital, Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Blue Coat Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, LLC, a leading private equity investment firm, has completed the acquisition of Blue Coat Systems, a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions. Headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., Blue Coat provides products to more than 15,000 customers worldwide, including 88 percent of the Fortune® Global 500.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Teachers Private Capital
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm that applies its investment strategy across multiple industries, with a particular focus on the software and service sectors. "
target: Blue Coat Systems, Inc.
Blue Coat Systems is a leading provider of Web security and WAN optimization solutions. Blue Coat offers solutions that provide the visibility, acceleration and security required to optimize and secure the flow of information to any user, on any network, anywhere.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,146 [$863]
rev ($mm)
$467
EBITDA ($mm)
$67
EV / rev
1.9x
EV / EBITDA
13.3x
closed 8/22/2012 via PR Newswire

BCE, Inc., Rogers Communications Inc., acquired Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment Ltd.

synopsis: Bell announced the closing of its transaction to acquire an ownership position in Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment following all regulatory and sports league approvals. Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment is Canada's preeminent leader in delivering top quality sports and entertainment experiences to fans.
buyer: Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX:RCI.B:$11,171.82)
buyer: BCE, Inc. (TSX:BCE:$17,967.10)
Rogers is a diversified public Canadian communications and media company. It is Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data communications services and one of Canada's leading providers of cable television, high speed internet and telephony services. "
target parent: Teachers Private Capital
target: Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment Ltd.
Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd., Canada’s preeminent leader in sports and entertainment, owns the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Toronto Raptors, the Toronto Marlies, Toronto FC, Air Canada Centre, Maple Leaf Square, three digital channels and several corresponding websites.
price ($mm)
$1,294*
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announced 1/4/2018 via PR Newswire

SilverLake, will acquire Weld North Education

synopsis: Silver Lake, the global leader in technology investing, announced that it will acquire a majority stake in Weld North Education (WNE), a leading digital education technology company focused on developing digital curriculum and tools for preK-12th grade, from KKR.
buyer: SilverLake
Silver Lake is the global leader in technology investing, with about $39 billion in combined assets under management and committed capital and a team of approximately 100 investment and value creation professionals located in Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong and Tokyo. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Weld North Education
Weld North Education operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses and makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry.
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announced 3/14/2017 via BNC Analysis

Boubyan Petrochemical Company, will acquire Educational Holding Group

synopsis: Boubyan Petrochemicals, the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector, is to acquire majority stake in Educational Holding Group, the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. Boubyan Petrochemicals is looking to buy 32.8% stake and currently hold 21.12% stake.
buyer: Boubyan Petrochemical Company (KWSE:BPCC:$93.42)
Boubyan Petrochemical Company K.S.C., a Kuwaiti shareholding company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange, is the first private-sector company in Kuwait that invested in the government-controlled petrochemical sector. The company was established on February 12, 1995 "
target: Educational Holding Group (KWSE:EDU:$38.04)
Founded in 1982, Educational Holding Group was the first private educational investments organization in Kuwait. The group has grown manifold with a portfolio that covers the entire educational life-cycle, ranging from K-12, tertiary education and vocational training and development.
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