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closed 1/14/2015 via Company Press Release

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., acquired Sustainable Collection Services

synopsis: OCLC has acquired Sustainable Collection Services (SCS), the industry leader in helping libraries manage their print collections. SCS offers deselection decision-support tools to academic libraries which manage drawdown of low-use print monograph collections while supporting shared print archiving efforts.
buyer: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. "
target: Sustainable Collection Services
Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) offers deselection decision-support tools to academic libraries. SCS tools enable carefully managed drawdown of low-use print monograph collections while supporting shared print archiving efforts.
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closed 6/1/2015 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Coutts Information Services Limited

synopsis: ProQuest has completed the acquisition of Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary from Ingram Content Group. ProQuest is beginning to integrate assets such as Coutts' expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms that include not only MyiLibrary but OASIS as well.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target parent: Ingram Industries
target: Coutts Information Services Limited
Coutts Information Services Limited provides a range of physical and digital services to the book industry. It serves publishers, small presses, institutions, associations, information professionals, academic libraries, and government organizations.
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closed 5/14/2013 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Ebook Library

synopsis: ProQuest has completed its acquisition of Ebook Library (EBL), significantly expanding its e-book delivery and aggregation capabilities with libraries worldwide. EBL is a leading global ebook aggregator, serving academic, corporate and research libraries worldwide.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest LLC is an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based electronic publisher and microfilm publisher. It provides archives of sources such as newspapers, periodicals, dissertations, and aggregated databases of many types. Its content is estimated at 125 billion digital pages. "
target parent: Ebooks Corporation
target: Ebook Library
Ebook Library offers more than 300,000 e-books from more than 500 publishers to libraries around the world and counts some of the world's most prestigious academic and research institutions among its customers.
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announced 12/24/2019 via BusinessWire

Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., will acquire OverDrive Inc.

synopsis: KKR, a leading global investment firm, announced the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire OverDrive, Inc., the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools, from Rakuten USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten, Inc.
buyer: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR:$26,682.49)
KKR is a leading global investment firm that manages multiple alternative asset classes, including private equity, growth equity, energy, infrastructure, real estate and credit, with strategic manager partnerships that manage hedge funds. "
target parent: Rakuten Inc.
target: OverDrive Inc.
OverDrive Inc. is the leading global digital distribution platform, supplying the industry's largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
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announced 3/19/2015 via BusinessWire

Rakuten Inc., will acquire OverDrive Inc.

synopsis: Rakuten, Inc., one of the world’s largest Internet services companies, announced it has agreed to fully acquire OverDrive Inc., a leading eBook and audiobook content marketplace and sharing economy pioneer. Overdrive supplies eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
buyer: Rakuten Inc. (TSE:4755:$14,097.57)
Rakuten, Inc. is one of the world's leading Internet services companies. They provide a variety of products and services for consumers and businesses, with a focus on e-commerce, finance, and digital content. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: OverDrive Inc.
OverDrive Inc. is the leading global digital distribution platform, supplying the industry's largest catalog of eBooks, audiobooks, music and streaming video to 30,000 libraries, schools and retailers worldwide.
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announced 1/27/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire Galvanize, Inc.

synopsis: K12 Inc., one of the nation’s preeminent tech-enabled education companies, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Galvanize Inc., a leader in developing talent and capabilities for individuals and corporations in technical fields such as software engineering and data science.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$1,154.60)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
target: Galvanize, Inc.
Galvanize is a learning community for technology with eight physical campuses across the U.S. where innovative startups, aspiring students, and large enterprises benefit from a dynamic, unique technology ecosystem. Galvanize is an industry leader in technology education.
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closed 12/22/2021 via BNC Analysis

Masai School, acquired Prepleaf

synopsis: Masai School, a career-focused coding school in India, has acquired Prepleaf, a placement preparation company in India that focuses on data analytics. Prepleaf helps college students start their career in analytics and data science through its five-month program. Their online classes provides students with the skills they need to succeed.
buyer: Masai School
Masai School is a career-focused coding school in India. Masai offers online and offline courses for web and mobile app development. They offer experienced instructors that help people to become software developers and get placed in top tech companies. "
target: Prepleaf
Prepleaf is an end-to-end placement preparation company in India that focuses on data analytics. Prepleaf helps college students and graduates start their career in analytics and data science through its five-month program. Their online classes provides students with the skills they need to succeed.
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closed 3/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

The Whiteboard, acquired CLiPLab

synopsis: The Whiteboard, a leading academy for training professionals in the field of clinical trials and drug development, has announced the acquisition of assets from CLiPLab, a training initiative from US-headquartered Cytel. The objective of CliPLab is to build a community of qualified and dynamic clinical trials and data science professionals.
buyer: The Whiteboard
India-based The Whiteboard is a leading academy for training professionals in the field of clinical trials and drug development. The objective of The Whiteboard is to build a community of qualified clinical trials and data science professionals by grooming young graduates and working professionals. "
target parent: Nordic Capital
target: CLiPLab
Based in India, CliPLab is a training initiative of Cytel, a renowned name for statistical software and services in clinical trials domain. The objective of CliPLab is to build a community of qualified and dynamic clinical trials and data science professionals.
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closed 11/19/2014 via PR Web

Galvanize, Inc., acquired Zipfian Academy

synopsis: Galvanize, a network of urban campuses aligning education, venture capital, and community, announced it acquired Zipfian Academy, the leading provider of industry-focused training in data science and engineering. The curriculum is focused on machine learning, statistical analysis, software engineering, and big data.
buyer: Galvanize, Inc.
Galvanize is a network of urban campuses that aligns education, venture capital, and community. Since launching its first campus in Denver in October 2012, Galvanize has expanded to San Francisco, California, and Boulder, Colorado. "
target: Zipfian Academy
Zipfian Academy is a training program for data science and engineering in San Francisco. The curriculum is focused on machine learning, statistical analysis, software engineering, and big data.
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closed 6/12/2019 via BNC Analysis

Manipal ProLearn, acquired Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited

synopsis: Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG) has acquired Jigsaw Academy, an online analytics and big data trainer for professionals and students. Jigsaw Academy will become part of Manipal ProLearn, which offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance.
buyer parent: Manipal Education & Medical Group International
buyer: Manipal ProLearn
Manipal ProLearn, part of Manipal Global Education Services Pvt. Ltd, offers certification courses across technology, digital marketing, data sciences, project management and finance. Manipal ProLearn helps working professionals and students enhance their skills and fast-track their careers. "
target: Jigsaw Academy Education Private Limited
Jigsaw Academy is a global award-winning online analytics and big data training provider. Jigsaw Academy is a group of data scientists and educators who are on a mission to train the next generation of analytics practitioners.
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closed 7/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Horizon Capital LLP, acquired Juniper Education

synopsis: Horizon Capital, a tech-enhanced business investor is supporting Juniper Education’s Executive Chairman Gavin Freed, to develop the business through a strategy of organic and acquisitive growth. The group has acquired Juniper Education (EES for Schools) which comprises Target Tracker software and a range of professional services from Essex County C
buyer: Horizon Capital LLP
Horizon Capital is a buyout and growth capital investor providing equity capital to fast growing businesses in the technology, data and business service sectors. "
target parent: Essex County Council
target: Juniper Education
UK-based Juniper Education (EES for Schools) is a leading provider of software, training and professional services to the education sector which enhance the effectiveness of schools. Its products include Target Tracker assessment and pupil progress monitoring software, and professional training.
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closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Betacom S.A., acquired Edventure Research Lab Sp. z o.o.

synopsis: Betacom, one of the largest system integrators on the Polish market, has acquired a 51% stake in Edventure Research Lab, a company that provides consultancy services and develops educational ICT projects to increase the accessibility to education.
buyer: Betacom S.A. (WSE:BCM:$39.19)
Betacom focuses its operations on software development, consultancy, design and the implementation of IT solutions as well as computer system integration. It is one of the largest system integrators on the Polish market. "
target: Edventure Research Lab Sp. z o.o.
Edventure Research Lab provides consultancy services and develops educational ICT projects to increase the accessibility to education. Their Preschool and K-12 educational solutions include gamified educational platforms, advanced content delivery platforms, and learning management systems.
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closed 10/30/2014 via Company Press Release

COMPAREX AG, acquired Cloudbearing, Inc.

synopsis: The international IT service provider COMPAREX announced the acquisition of CloudBearing, Inc. They offer managed support services and training in addition to Office 365 migrations. CloudBearing was named by Microsoft as the 2014 US Education Cloud Platform Partner of the Year.
buyer: COMPAREX AG
COMPAREX is a global IT provider specialized in license management, software procurement and technical product consulting. With a track record spanning thirty years, COMPAREX serves public-sector bodies as well as SMEs, industrial companies and large international corporations. "
target: Cloudbearing, Inc.
CloudBearing helps organizations move their applications and infrastructure to the Microsoft Cloud to lower cost and risk and to increase security and productivity. They offer white-glove Office 365 migrations, Microsoft Azure and SharePoint Online implementation, and more.
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Scholastic Inc., acquired International Center for Leadership in Education

synopsis: Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, announced that it has entered a five-year agreement with Dr. Bill Daggett and will acquire the stock of the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and join forces to provide greater support to school districts seeking whole school reform.
buyer: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,679.40)
Scholastic is a global children’s publishing and media company in both education and entertainment. Scholastic’s 78 year reputation for quality, learning and fun is based on a long-term relationship with teachers, parents and children, and its unique ability to understand what kids want and need. "
target: International Center for Leadership in Education
International Center for Leadership in Education has a wealth of experience in helping schools and districts implement organizational changes that translate into world-class curriculum, instruction, and learning.
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closed 1/14/2015 via Company Press Release

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., acquired Sustainable Collection Services

synopsis: OCLC has acquired Sustainable Collection Services (SCS), the industry leader in helping libraries manage their print collections. SCS offers deselection decision-support tools to academic libraries which manage drawdown of low-use print monograph collections while supporting shared print archiving efforts.
buyer: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. "
target: Sustainable Collection Services
Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) offers deselection decision-support tools to academic libraries. SCS tools enable carefully managed drawdown of low-use print monograph collections while supporting shared print archiving efforts.
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announced 6/12/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Springshare, will acquire QuestionPoint

synopsis: Springshare, a provider of software solutions for libraries, will acquire QuestionPoint from OCLC, a nonprofit global library cooperative. QuestionPoint is a complete virtual reference management system that integrates chat, e-mail, a reference knowledge base, reports and analytic tools to give users a complete view of reference activity.
buyer: Springshare
Founded in 2007, Springshare is an internet software company focused on developing engaging web applications for libraries and educational institutions. Springshare offers a cloud-based platform that helps libraries thrive in a digital-first world and provide superb service to their users. "
target parent: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
target: QuestionPoint
QuestionPoint is a complete virtual reference management system that integrates chat, e-mail, a reference knowledge base, reports and analytic tools to give users a complete view of reference activity. QuestionPoint allows libraries to expand their hours of service to offer live help at anytime.
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announced 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., will acquire Relais International, Inc.

synopsis: OCLC has agreed to acquire Relais International, a leading interlibrary loan solution provider based in Ottawa, Canada. Relais has been working with libraries for more than 20 years to provide solutions for the full range of interlibrary loan and consortial resource sharing services. Relais D2D solution is the market leader in consortial borrowing.
buyer: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. "
target: Relais International, Inc.
Relais International has been working with libraries for more than 20 years to provide solutions for the full range of interlibrary loan, document delivery, and consortial resource sharing services. Their Relais D2D solution integrates the end-user discovery experience with request management.
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closed 1/14/2015 via Company Press Release

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., acquired Sustainable Collection Services

synopsis: OCLC has acquired Sustainable Collection Services (SCS), the industry leader in helping libraries manage their print collections. SCS offers deselection decision-support tools to academic libraries which manage drawdown of low-use print monograph collections while supporting shared print archiving efforts.
buyer: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. "
target: Sustainable Collection Services
Sustainable Collection Services (SCS) offers deselection decision-support tools to academic libraries. SCS tools enable carefully managed drawdown of low-use print monograph collections while supporting shared print archiving efforts.
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closed 10/2/2013 via Company Press Release

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., acquired HKA

synopsis: OCLC has acquired the shares of Huijsmans en Kuijpers Automatisering (HKA), a Dutch organization that develops, implements and manages systems for libraries, educational and cultural organizations. The addition of HKA, which offers the Wise line of library systems and services, enhances and extends OCLC services for libraries in the Netherlands.
buyer: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. "
target: HKA
HKA develops, implements and manages IT systems for libraries, educational and cultural organizations. This enables them to work efficiently and effectively, and be responsive to the changing needs of their audiences. Wise is HKA"s integrated system that consists of bicatWise, cWise, and educatWise.
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closed 4/20/2011 via Company Press Release

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., acquired BOND GmbH & Co. KG.

synopsis: OCLC, a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization, has acquired the assets of German library system provider, BOND GmbH & Co. KG. BOND, based in Böhl-Iggelheim, near Mannheim, is a leading integrated system provider for public libraries in German speaking countries.
buyer: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. "
target: BOND GmbH & Co. KG.
BOND GmbH & Co. KG, with more than 4,000 customers, is the market leader for library management systems in the German speaking countries in Europe. BOND employs 60 staff that focus on providing their technical and librarian expertise to support their library software and customer base.
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announced 3/17/2010 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Publishing, Inc., will acquire NetLibrary

synopsis: OCLC and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) have signed an agreement whereby EBSCO will purchase the assets of the OCLC NetLibrary Division and the rights to license a select number of vendor-owned databases currently available through the OCLC FirstSearch service. The purchase includes the NetLibrary eBook and eAudiobook platform.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers: Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government. "
target parent: OCLC, Inc.
target: NetLibrary
NetLibrary meets that challenge as the most versatile eContent provider for libraries and publishers. It supports the most content from leading publishers, the most types of media — including eBooks and eAudiobooks — the widest audience of users and the most types of libraries.
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closed 1/4/2006 via Company Press Release

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., acquired Openly Informatics

synopsis: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, the world's largest library cooperative, has purchased the assets of Openly Informatics, a leading provider of linking software and services for the library automation industry, so that both organizations can strengthen their products and services to benefit OCLC libraries and clients of Openly Informatics.
buyer: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. "
target: Openly Informatics
Openly Informatics has consistently been first to market with a number of innovations, including release of the first open source link server, the first to integrate A-Z list functionality within a link server, and the first to develop a link server compliant with OpenURL 1.0.
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announced 12/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Ex Libris Ltd., will acquire Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

synopsis: Ex Libris, a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions to create, manage, and share knowledge, will acquire Innovative, a leading provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and specialty libraries.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions to create, manage, and share knowledge. It develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching, and drive student mobile engagement. "
target: Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Innovative Interfaces creates products that allow libraries to succeed in a modern technology environment and implement solutions that meet their needs. Their solutions create efficiencies that significantly reduce workload, enabling librarians to focus on their most significant responsibilities.
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closed 2/20/2015 via BNC Analysis

EBSCO Information Services, acquired YBP Library Services

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has acquired YBP Library Services from Baker & Taylor, the company announced. YBP specializes in delivering shelf-ready books in both print and electronic forms to the academic library market, with more than 12 million titles in its Global Online Bibliographic Information (GOBI).
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading provider of resources for libraries worldwide including EBSCONET, EBSCO’s total e-resource management system, and EBSCOhost, the world's premier for-fee online research service. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: YBP Library Services
YBP Library Services provides print and digital content and supporting collection management and metadata services to academic, research and special libraries in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Australia and the Pacific Rim.
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closed 6/2/2011 via PR Web

H.W. Wilson Company Incorporated merged with EBSCO Publishing, Inc.,

synopsis: EBSCO Publishing, the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, and The H.W. Wilson Company, the provider of the highest-quality references in the world, have merged in what is being viewed by the companies as an ideal match. H.W. Wilson offers more than 80 databases on the acclaimed WilsonWeb platform.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the producer of EBSCOhost®, the world’s premier for-fee online research service, including full-text databases, subject indexes, point-of-care medical reference, historical digital archives, and e-books. "
target: H.W. Wilson Company Incorporated
For more than a century, H.W. Wilson has provided libraries with the highest-quality references in the world. The Company offers more than 80 databases on the acclaimed WilsonWeb platform: full text databases; retrospective databases; biography databases; image databases, and more.
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closed 9/22/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Axiell Group AB, acquired CultureConnect

synopsis: Axiell, the world’s leading software and services provider for the cultural sector, announced the acquisition of CultureConnect, an award-winning technology company headquartered in New York City that empowers cultural institutions to easily create beautiful and dynamic digital experiences that broaden audience engagement onsite and online.
buyer: Axiell Group AB
Axiell Group AB is an IT company that is specialised in providing services to the culture sector, archives, museums and libraries. The company offers advanced and tailored solutions to customers in many parts of the world. "
target: CultureConnect
CultureConnect is an award-winning technology company empowering museums, libraries, attractions, and cultural organizations to deliver engaging digital experiences to audiences online, in-gallery, or on personal devices.
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closed 11/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Yoni Groupe, acquired Decalog

synopsis: Groupe Yoni, a leader in specialized software solutions for the Watchmaking, Jewelery, Goldsmith and Collective Catering businesses, has acquired Decalog. Collaborating with thousands of librarians, archives and museums, DECALOG develops advanced software solutions that enables institutions to manage the full spectrum of library materials.
buyer: Yoni Groupe
A family business for over 30 years, Groupe Yoni specializes in publishing business software for professionals in the Watch and Jewelery, Goldsmithing and Collective Catering industry. "
target: Decalog
Collaborating with thousands of librarians, archives and museums, DECALOG develops advanced software solutions that enables institutions to manage the full spectrum of library materials, archives, collections and processes and to empower patrons to identify and obtain the information they need.
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closed 8/21/2017 via BusinessWire

Lucidea, acquired Eloquent Systems

synopsis: Lucidea, the leading provider of library automation and knowledge management solutions to organizations worldwide, has acquired Eloquent Systems. Eloquent, based in Vancouver, BC, is an applications developer offering mobile-friendly knowledge management software for professionals who manage archives, libraries, museums and records.
buyer: Lucidea
Lucidea, based in Canada, is the developer of a full portfolio of solutions including SydneyEnterprise, LawPort, LookUp Precision, Argus, CuadraSTAR, Inmagic Presto and GeniePlus, offering KM and library automation systems that deliver improved access to organizational knowledge. "
target: Eloquent Systems
Eloquent Systems, Inc., or Eloquent, is a Canada-based applications developer of knowledge management software for professionals who manage archives, libraries, and records. They provide tools for organizing information about physical and digital assets so that all stakeholders find what they need.
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closed 11/4/2013 via Company Press Release

SirsiDynix, acquired EOS International

synopsis: SirsiDynix, a library management technology company, announced the acquisition of EOS International, a California-based technology company that develops award-winning solutions for legal, government, corporate, medical, and other special library customers.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: SirsiDynix
SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. "
target: EOS International
For over 30 years, Electronic Online Systems (EOS) International has been developing, marketing and supporting award-winning library automation and knowledge management solutions for thousands of special libraries worldwide.
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closed 3/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Axiell Group AB, acquired Adlib Information Systems BV

synopsis: Axiell Group AB acquired Dutch company, Adlib Information Systems, which develops innovative yet sustainable software solutions which simplify the processes of managing and sharing collections of all types. The acquisition improves Axiell's presence, particularly in countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and Ireland.
buyer: Axiell Group AB
Axiell Group AB develops and supplies IT and Web systems and services to archives, libraries, and museums. It offers Axiell Arena, a Web based solution, which enables libraries, museums, or archives to share information with its visitors; and visitors to share their points of view. "
target: Adlib Information Systems BV
Adlib Information Systems is a specialist software company with a history of service to the library, museum and archive sector. Their range of software products streamline the processes of collections and knowledge management in cultural institutions, universities and businesses all over the world.
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closed 10/24/2011 via BusinessWire

SydneyPLUS, purchased Special Library Business from Inmagic, Inc.

synopsis: SydneyPLUS and Inmagic, Inc. announced the acquisition of Inmagic’s special library business by SydneyPLUS. The special library business includes Inmagic’s DB/Text® Library Suite of products, a full-featured library management system that combines highly flexible information management tools with a Web-based integrated library system.
buyer: SydneyPLUS
Leading organizations around the globe use SydneyPLUS knowledge management solutions for MS SQL and Oracle to increase collaboration amongst staff, improve customer service, eliminate redundant processes and to enhance productivity. "
seller: Inmagic, Inc.
Inmagic’s DB/Text® Library Suite of products is a full-featured library management system that combines highly flexible information management tools with a Web-based integrated library system to easily manage, publish, and access library and resource center assets.
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closed 5/18/2011 via BusinessWire

DEMCO, Inc., acquired Evanced Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: DEMCO, Inc., a leading library supplier, has announced the acquisition of Evanced Solutions, a market leader in developing and distributing solutions allowing libraries to web-enable their services and streamline day-to-day management tasks. Evanced Solutions offers software and dedicated service for libraries of all types and budgets.
buyer parent: Wall Family Enterprise
buyer: DEMCO, Inc.
DEMCO provides product and service solutions to libraries and schools to help them better meet the needs of their communities. Products include a full range of supplies, equipment, furniture and technology including a comprehensive interior design service for libraries and schools nationwide. "
target: Evanced Solutions, Inc.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Evanced Solutions offers software and dedicated service for libraries of all types and budgets. Online tools include event calendaring with online registration, meeting room booking, summer reading management, and library materials vending.
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Capita Group plc, acquired Talis Information Limited

synopsis: Talis Information Limited, the library division of Talis Group Ltd, has been acquired by the UK’s leading outsourcing firm, Capita Group plc. Talis Information Ltd has a range of around 100 academic and public library clients based in the UK and employs 42 staff, all of whom are based in Birmingham, UK.
buyer: Capita Group plc (LSE:CPI:$4,577.42)
A leading business process outsourcing firm, Capita operates more than 200 offices in the UK and Ireland. The company's services include such business-related help as customer service, human resource management, and information technology. "
target parent: Talis Group Ltd.
target: Talis Information Limited
Talis Information Limited provides education, linked data, and library solutions. It offers Talis Aspire, a linked data enterprise application for faculties, students, and educators.
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announced 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., will acquire Relais International, Inc.

synopsis: OCLC has agreed to acquire Relais International, a leading interlibrary loan solution provider based in Ottawa, Canada. Relais has been working with libraries for more than 20 years to provide solutions for the full range of interlibrary loan and consortial resource sharing services. Relais D2D solution is the market leader in consortial borrowing.
buyer: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. "
target: Relais International, Inc.
Relais International has been working with libraries for more than 20 years to provide solutions for the full range of interlibrary loan, document delivery, and consortial resource sharing services. Their Relais D2D solution integrates the end-user discovery experience with request management.
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closed 2/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Frontline Technologies Group LLC, acquired CRS Advanced Technology, Inc.

synopsis: Frontline Technologies, a leading provider of web-based tools for the K-12 education market, announced that it has acquired CRS Advanced Technology. CRS launched in 1987 with the creation of SubFinder, an automated "sub-calling" system allowing school districts to log teacher absences and schedule substitute teachers over the phone.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies provides web-based solutions for the K-12 education industry, primarily focusing on human capital management. Frontline first entered the K-12 market in 1998 with Aesop, the first automated substitute placement and absence management system to offer both the phone and web. "
target: CRS Advanced Technology, Inc.
CRS Advanced Technology, is the leading automated absence management and substitute placement solution for over 25 years. CRS serves over 1.5 million throughout the United States and Canada with its flagship software product, SubFinder, best known in the education and library markets.
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closed 12/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Baker & Taylor, Inc., acquired Bridgeall Libraries Ltd.

synopsis: Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, announced it acquired Bridgeall Libraries, a fast-growing Glasgow, Scotland-based technology company that has developed innovative collection performance improvement software.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor, Inc. is the world's largest distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries and retailers worldwide. "
target: Bridgeall Libraries Ltd.
Based in Glasgow, U.K., Bridgeall Libraries Ltd. has developed smartsm® and collectionHQ®, the world leading Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM®) solutions. EBSM® is the complete library stock improvement methodology, which analyses historic and current information about stock use.
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closed 3/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH, acquired zetcom

synopsis: Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH, a long-term investment holding company in Germany, has acquired a majority stake in zetcom Group AG, a Swiss provider of inventory management solutions for museums and non-profit organizations. zetcom's MuseumPlus solution provides real-time museum management and fully documents any type of collection.
buyer: Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH
Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen (HQIB) is a long-term investment holding that acquires and develops small- and medium-sized companies in the German-speaking region. HQIB creates substantial value-add for their portfolio companies through their profound operational and strategic experience. "
target: zetcom
zetcom is a Swiss provider of inventory management solutions for museums and non-profit organizations. zetcom's robust and efficient MuseumPlus solution supports the complex needs of museums and archives. MuseumPlus provides real-time museum management and fully documents any type of collection.
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closed 11/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Axiell Group AB, acquired Selago Design Inc.

synopsis: Axiell Group AB, developer and supplier of systems and services for archives, libraries, museums and schools, has acquired Canadian company Selago Design Inc. Selago Design Inc. has been developing and supplying collections management and public access software for museums and archives for more than 20 years.
buyer: Axiell Group AB
Axiell Group AB develops and supplies IT and Web systems and services to archives, libraries, and museums. It offers Axiell Arena, a Web based solution, which enables libraries, museums, or archives to share information with its visitors; and visitors to share their points of view. "
target: Selago Design Inc.
Selago Design Inc. has been developing and supplying collections management and public access software for museums and archives for more than 20 years. Their flagship product, Mimsy XG, is used by organisations ranging from small business collections to large national museums.
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closed 5/31/2010 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired The Learning Edge North America

synopsis: The Learning Edge International has joined Pearson, a global leader in education, technology and services. Pearson’s mission is to increase access to educational opportunities and improve student outcomes worldwide.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,824.36)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: The Learning Edge North America
The Learning Edge International provides solutions for educators so they can more effectively manage Digital Learning Resources using EQUELLA - a world class Digital Repository. EQUELLA is a mature, robust Digital Repository that integrates to your existing Learning Management System.
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closed 11/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

Volaris Group Inc., acquired Gallery Systems

synopsis: Volaris Group announced that it has acquired Digital Arts and Sciences Corporation, the parent company of Gallery Systems, Inc. Gallery Systems is a vertical market software provider delivering cultural collections asset management and Web publishing software solutions to museums, corporate and private collections, and education institutions.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Volaris Group Inc. is a private investment firm. Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies enabling them to be clear leaders within their focused industry. "
target: Gallery Systems
Gallery Systems has developed collection management and web publishing software solutions for the finest cultural institutions throughout the world for years. They remain dedicated to constantly improving the way organizations manage and share their collections with their communities.
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closed 6/16/2021 via Company Press Release

Lyrasis, Inc., acquired BiblioBoard

synopsis: LYRASIS, a global nonprofit serving libraries, archives, museums and research communities, announces the acquisition of BiblioLabs, LLC., a Charleston, SC-based library technology firm. The acquisition unites two organizations on the leading edge of library software and support services.
buyer: Lyrasis, Inc.
LYRASIS is a global non-profit tech membership organization whose mission is to enable equitable access to the world’s knowledge through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums and knowledge communities worldwide. "
target: BiblioBoard
BiblioBoard is a hybrid software-media company dedicated to keeping libraries at the forefront of their communities in an increasingly digital age. BiblioBoard offers patrons unlimited, simultaneous-use access to multimedia content through BiblioBoard Library.
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closed 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Information Services, acquired Stacks Inc.

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced the acquisition of Stacks Inc., a leading library and research web platform. EBSCO partnered with the company in 2016 to release Stacks, a hosted content management system for libraries.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection. "
target: Stacks Inc.
Stacks Inc. is a leading library and research web platform. Stacks technology is designed to simplify the process of creating online content for libraries. It is the first turnkey, responsive web platform with plug and play integrations and mobile apps connected in real time.
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