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College Raptor merged with PowerSchool Inc.,

synopsis: College Raptor, the nation’s only college matching platform that estimates each student’s potential financial aid, and PowerSchool Group LLC, the world’s leading learning company, are joining forces. College Raptor uniquely helps students discover college matches based on academic, cultural, and financial fit.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the most widely used student information system (SIS), delivers a network of integrated systems that helps K-12 school districts manage all mission-critical administrative processes and instructional data using one cohesive solution. "
target: College Raptor
College Raptor builds products to help prospective students, parents, high school counselors, and college enrollment managers resolve some of the biggest challenges related to college planning, financing and enrollment.
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closed 2/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Digital Media Solutions, acquired Sparkroom Corp.

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions (DMS) announces the acquisition of Sparkroom, a leader in higher education performance marketing. Previously owned by Nelnet, Sparkroom will retain its name, staff and full book of business.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions
Digital Media Solutions is a premier performance marketing company that uses actionable data, insightful analytics and proprietary technology to reach, engage, and acquire customers for its clients across multiple interactive platforms. "
target parent: Nelnet, Inc.
target: Sparkroom Corp.
Sparkroom is a leader in performance marketing, providing fully transparent, analytics-based strategies that achieve challenging marketing objectives. Sparkroom provides both marketing services and marketing software, allowing for improved efficacy of data-based marketing campaigns.
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announced 1/11/2010 via PR Newswire

CUnet LLC, will acquire Sparkroom Corp.

synopsis: CUnet, a subsidiary of Nelnet Inc., announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sparkroom, a leading provider of enrollment marketing automation and lead performance management solutions.
buyer parent: Nelnet, Inc.
buyer: CUnet LLC
CUnet is the premier provider of online performance media and interactive marketing services driving qualified student inquiries and enrollments for the higher education industry. "
target: Sparkroom Corp.
Sparkroom's Lead Deliver, Lead IQ, and Lead Market Analytics deliver a hosted business intelligence platform to give direct response marketers the tools and expertise needed to measure, manage, and optimize their lead acquisition spending across every direct response channel.
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closed 11/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Pearson plc, acquired Lumerit

synopsis: Pearson, the world's learning company, has acquired Lumerit Education, an EdTech company that helps address the issues of college degree completion and affordability in the consumer and corporate markets. Lumerit uses data and analytics to match learner profiles to academic programs to enable more people to prosper in their lives through learning.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment. Pearson combines world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. "
target: Lumerit
Lumerit is an education technology company and primary content provider. Through its Lumerit Scholar program, the company addresses the issues of college degree completion and affordability in the consumer, corporate, and international markets, using its flexible proprietary technology platform.
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closed 4/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Oracle Corporation, acquired Vocado

synopsis: Oracle, a provider of SaaS application suites for ERP, SCM and CX, has completed the acquisition of Vocado, which provides a leading student-centric, cloud-based financial aid solution for higher education institutions. The solution helps students identify eligibility and obtain financing so they can achieve their academic goals.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$39,531.00)
Oracle is a computer technology corporation developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products. By eliminating complexity and simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers to accelerate innovation and create added value for their customers. "
target: Vocado
Vocado provides a leading student-centric, cloud-based financial aid solution for higher education institutions. The solution helps students identify eligibility and obtain financing. Vocado integrates its financial aid solution with both cloud and on-premise Student Information Systems.
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closed 9/21/2016 via Company Press Release

Wiley, acquired Ranku

synopsis: Ranku, a recruitment technology and predictive analytics software company for higher education, announced that it has been acquired by Wiley, a global provider of knowledge and learning solutions that improves outcomes in research, professional practice, and education.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Ranku
Ranku is a Seattle based software company that aims to use technology to drive consumer advocacy in online higher education. Ranku licenses recruitment technology and predictive analytics to universities and state systems to scale online degree enrollment.
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closed 11/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Liaison International, Inc., acquired Spectrum Edu Solutions

synopsis: Liaison International, the leader in admissions management solutions, announced that it has acquired Spectrum Edu Solutions, a leading provider of CRM and marketing solutions for higher education institutions. With the addition of Spectrum, Liaison's offerings now span the entire lifecycle of enrollment management and student marketing.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Liaison International, Inc.
Liaison provides enrollment management solutions to more than 4,500 higher education programs. They have built strong relationships with educational associations and power some of the most admired admissions offices in the country with their Centralized Application Service (CAS™) solutions. "
target: Spectrum Edu Solutions
Spectrum is an innovator in Higher Ed recruitment, providing groundbreaking software and marketing solutions to colleges around the country. They lead the market by combining higher education enrollment practices with cutting-edge CRM marketing platform technology to create admission programs.
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Campus Management Corp., acquired Education Partners

synopsis: Campus Management Corp. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Education Partners. The Education Partners software platform has helped over 750,000 students and processed over $3 Billion in financial aid to date. Their software solutions keep students engaged and on track throughout the Verification and FinAid process.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Management Corp.
Campus Management is a leading provider of cloud-based SIS, CRM and ERP solutions and services that transform higher education institutions. More than 1,100 institutions in over 30 countries partner with Campus Management to transform academic delivery, student success, and operational efficiency. "
target: Education Partners
The Education Partners software platform has helped over 750,000 students and processed over $3 Billion in financial aid to date. Their software solutions keep students engaged and on track throughout the Verification and FinAid process.
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closed 11/29/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Aquila Software, acquired FAME, Inc.

synopsis: Constellation Software Inc. announced its wholly-owned division Vela Operating Group and its subsidiary Aquila Software has acquired FAME, Inc. FAME, Inc. offers Financial Aid Solutions and Student Information Systems to Higher Education clients. They develop software solutions that include windows and web based student information systems.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Aquila Software
Aquila has focused on providing great solutions to Housing & Real Estate, Finance & Banking, and Travel throughout North America and Europe. Aquila’s businesses focus on long term relationships where their solutions evolve with their client’s business needs. "
target: FAME, Inc.
FAME, Inc. offers Financial Aid Solutions and Student Information Systems to Higher Education clients. They develop software solutions that include windows and web based student information systems and ensure compliance, shorten processing time and reduce costs.
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

CommonBond, acquired Gradible

synopsis: CommonBond, a leading online lender that uses data and technology to lower the cost of student loans, acquired Gradible, a free student loan evaluation tool that helps graduates determine if they're eligible to pay less monthly, in total, or for forgiveness.
buyer: CommonBond
CommonBond is shaking up the lending industry with lower rates, exceptional customer service, and a focus on community over commodity. They offer innovative, flexible student and personal loans with incomparable savings, service, simplicity, and social impact. "
target: Gradible
Gradible is a free student loan evaluation tool that helps graduates determine if they're eligible to pay less monthly, in total, or for forgiveness.
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closed 10/21/2015 via PR Web

Entech Consulting, LLC, acquired All1Team, Inc.

synopsis: Entech, the world’s leading provider of Continuous Engagement solutions, announced that it has acquired All1Team, the San Dimas California maker of the AppWorks Platform, a prominent consumer and student loan origination solution with extensive features for student lending and refinancing.
buyer: Entech Consulting, LLC
Entech Consulting is a global provider of software, integration and resource management solutions. In 2014 they were recognized on the annual Inc. 500|5000 list as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. "
target: All1Team, Inc.
All1Team is the maker of the AppWorks Platform, a consumer and student loan origination solution. They have expertise in developing and managing web based business applications in the consumer finance and student loan financial service industries.
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closed 3/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackbaud, Inc., acquired AcademicWorks, Inc.

synopsis: Blackbaud, Inc., the world's leading cloud software company powering social good, announced the acquisition of AcademicWorks, Inc., the market leader in scholarship management for higher education and K-12 institutions, foundations and grant-making institutions.
buyer: Blackbaud, Inc. (BLKB:$807.42)
Blackbaud is a leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, education institutions and more—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise and data intelligence. "
target: AcademicWorks, Inc.
AcademicWorks provides a comprehensive scholarship management solution. It is a cloud platform that enables students to apply for all awards, while offering schools and awarding institutions a common platform for improved awarding, reporting, compliance, communication & stewardship of those awards.
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closed 11/21/2019 via PR Web

Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC, acquired QuadWrangle

synopsis: Leading higher education firm RNL has acquired QuadWrangle, the creator of an alumni engagement platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to create personalized engagement with donors. The platform will be incorporated into RNL’s suite of fundraising solutions as RNL QuadWrangle.
buyer: Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC
RNL is the leading provider of higher education enrollment, student success, and fundraising solutions. More than 1,900 colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations rely on RNL for advanced analytics, personalized engagement, and industry-leading insights to achieve their missions. "
target: QuadWrangle
QuadWrangle is the first AI-Powered Engagement Management System designed specifically for higher education. QuadWrangle delivers completely personalized news, appeals, invites, community connections, and more through its website management, community mobile apps, and email marketing solutions.
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closed 1/23/2013 via Company Press Release

Account Control Technology, acquired Diamond D, Inc.

synopsis: Account Control Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce it has expanded its capabilities through the acquisition of Diamond D, Inc., a data management software company serving education clients.
buyer: Account Control Technology
Account Control Technology is a national leader in providing debt management solutions for education, government and consumer entities. The company serves clients nationwide from four existing office locations: Bakersfield, California; Canoga Park, California; Mason, Ohio; and San Angelo, Texas. "
target: Diamond D, Inc.
Diamond D sells software to schools to help them with accounting, programming, training, marketing and computer/network technical support.
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announced 12/8/2009 via BusinessWire

Think Ahead, LLC will be merged with StudentAid.com,

synopsis: Student aid advisory and estimation specialist StudentAid.com and net price calculator provider Think Ahead, LLC, of Portland, Maine, announced plans to merge. Think Ahead currently provides net price calculators to colleges, universities, and higher education agencies throughout the country.
buyer: StudentAid.com
StudentAid.com provides a net price calculator to post-secondary institutions. The company has spent almost three years coding the student aid algorithms of all nine federal aid programs as well as all the major state aid programs, and developing leading-edge student aid estimation technologies. "
target: Think Ahead, LLC
Think Ahead LLC develops college financial planning software to enable families to make informed decisions about their investment in a college education. Think Ahead is nationally recognized for their accurate and easy-to-use software solutions.
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closed 6/24/2008 via Market Wire

Datran Media, acquired Top-Colleges.com

synopsis: Leading online marketing solutions provider Datran Media announced the acquisition of Top-Colleges.com, formerly a division of AffiliateCrew.com. Top-Colleges.com is a prime higher-education search engine, matching prospective students with learning facilities via geographic and curricula criteria.
buyer: Datran Media
Datran Media is a leading online marketing company that helps brands reach, acquire, retain and monetize their ideal customers. Datran Media offers the ability to selectively interact with a consumer universe of over 175 million across inbox, web and social media channels. "
target parent: AffiliateCrew
target: Top-Colleges.com
Top-Colleges.com is an Internet resource matching potential students with schools and colleges based on course of study and location. With a rapidly growing base of schools, colleges and universities and over 200,000 unique visitors per month, Top-Colleges.com is a premier online college resource.
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closed 11/20/2019 via BusinessWire

SchoolMint, acquired Smart Choice Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: SchoolMint announced that it has completed an acquisition of Smart Choice Technologies from Firefly Digital. Through this acquisition, SchoolMint will extend its position as the leading provider of enrollment management solutions to educators at districts, charter management organizations (CMOs) and charter schools throughout the United States.
buyer parent: BV Investment Partners
buyer: SchoolMint
SchoolMint provides a cloud-based student enrollment and school choice platform to PreK-12 school systems worldwide. Schools choose SchoolMint to streamline all aspects of student enrollment – student registration management, application, lottery, school choice management and document uploads. "
target parent: Firefly Digital
target: Smart Choice Technologies, Inc.
Smart Choice is a powerful preK-12 admissions platform. It is an online student registration and school choice management software solution for public and private schools, magnet and charter schools, gifted & talented programs, early childhood education programs and other special programs.
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announced 2/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Quad Partners, will acquire SchoolAdmin

synopsis: SchoolAdmin, a leading provider of admissions and enrollment software for K-12 schools, announced that Quad Partners, a private equity firm, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in SchoolAdmin.
buyer: Quad Partners
Quad Partners is a private equity firm committed to creating long-term value by investing in and building high-quality education companies. Founded in 2000 by Lincoln Frank and Daniel Neuwirth, Quad has managed approximately $800 million over its history. "
target: SchoolAdmin
Founded in 2009, SchoolAdmin set out to develop solutions to enable and empower K-12 admissions teams worldwide. They offer software modules and services that help schools manage their recruitment, admissions, enrollment and tuition billing processes with configurable, easy-to-use technology.
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closed 9/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Diamond Mind merged with TADS,

synopsis: Serent Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, announced that it has sold Diamond Mind, the leader in campus-wide payment solutions for independent schools, to Education Brands, a leading software provider to the education industry and a portfolio company of Genstar Capital.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: TADS
TADS is the private school industry’s only provider of single-sign on, integrated web-based tuition management, enrollment, financial aid and admissions with fully supported services. TADS provides cutting-edge technology to over 1,500 private and faith-based K-12 schools nationwide. "
target parent: Serent Capital
target: Diamond Mind
Diamond Mind is the nation’s leading provider of payment solutions for independent K-12 schools serving 850+ schools for over a decade. Diamond Mind offers credit and debit card processing, eChecks, purchase cards and payment software.
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closed 9/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired TADS

synopsis: Genstar Capital has acquired TADS and will be merging it with Diamond Mind to create Education Brands. TADS is the private school industry’s only provider of single-sign on, integrated web-based tuition management, enrollment, financial aid and admissions with fully supported services.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity firm that invests in leading middle-market companies. For over 20 years, they have utilized their deep industry knowledge and extensive executive networks to create value at their companies. "
target: TADS
TADS is the private school industry’s only provider of single-sign on, integrated web-based tuition management, enrollment, financial aid and admissions with fully supported services. TADS provides cutting-edge technology to over 1,500 private and faith-based K-12 schools nationwide.
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closed 9/28/2015 via PR Web

College Raptor merged with PowerSchool Inc.,

synopsis: College Raptor, the nation’s only college matching platform that estimates each student’s potential financial aid, and PowerSchool Group LLC, the world’s leading learning company, are joining forces. College Raptor uniquely helps students discover college matches based on academic, cultural, and financial fit.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the most widely used student information system (SIS), delivers a network of integrated systems that helps K-12 school districts manage all mission-critical administrative processes and instructional data using one cohesive solution. "
target: College Raptor
College Raptor builds products to help prospective students, parents, high school counselors, and college enrollment managers resolve some of the biggest challenges related to college planning, financing and enrollment.
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announced 10/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

PowerSchool Group LLC, will acquire Schoology

synopsis: PowerSchool, a company that helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, grading, attendance, analytics, state reporting, talent, finance, and HR, will acquire Schoology, a provider of learning management systems with a sizable footprint among K-12 schools and districts.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool's mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential. PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, grading, attendance, analytics, state reporting, talent, finance, and HR. "
target: Schoology
Schoology is an easy-to-use, easy-to-implement online learning, classroom management, and social networking platform that enhances student engagement and improves learning through better communication, collaboration, and increased access to curriculum and supplemental content.
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closed 4/16/2018 via BusinessWire

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired PeopleAdmin, Inc.

synopsis: PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of PeopleAdmin, the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government.
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide secure and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government. Its software enables clients to streamline the hiring process, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions and employee performance.
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announced 4/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Onex Corporation, will acquire PowerSchool Group LLC

synopsis: Onex Corporation and Vista Equity Partners announced Onex will acquire a stake in PowerSchool Group LLC from Vista, which will also invest new capital in the business. Onex And Vista Equity Partners will become equal partners In Powerschool, the leading education technology platform for K-12 schools.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$6,895.00)
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Through its Onex Partners and ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide secure and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management.
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announced 12/7/2016 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, will acquire SunGard K-12

synopsis: PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the SunGard K-12 business from FIS. A leading provider of school administrative software solutions, SunGard K-12 offers cloud-enabled enterprise resource planning and regional student information system software.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide secure and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management. "
target parent: Fidelity National Financial
target: SunGard K-12
SunGard K-12 is the leading provider of school administrative software solutions that enhance district performance. Their solutions provide support for student information management, assessment development and analysis, curriculum mapping, special education, and financial and HR management.
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closed 10/18/2016 via PR Web

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired Chalkable

synopsis: PowerSchool, the leader for K-12 education technology solutions, announced the acquisition of Chalkable, a leading provider of a student achievement and regional education data management solution.The acquisition provides PowerSchool with additional capabilities to track student behavior, an area of increasing need for educators.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide best-in-class, secure, and compliant online solutions, including student information systems, registration and school choice, assessment and analytics, and special education management. "
target parent: SCP Partners
target: Chalkable
Chalkable is a leading provider of education data management, student achievement and professional learning solutions to the K-12 public and private school markets.
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closed 8/10/2016 via PR Web

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired SRB Education Solutions, Inc

synopsis: PowerSchool, the leader for K-12 education technology solutions, announced the acquisition of SRB Education Solutions (SRB), a leading provider of complementary administrative and ERP solutions for K-12 school boards and districts in Ontario and throughout the Canadian provinces.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide best-in-class, secure, and compliant online solutions, including student information systems, registration and school choice, assessment and analytics, and special education management. "
target parent: StarDyne Technologies Inc.
target: SRB Education Solutions, Inc
SRB Education Solutions Inc. is a leading provider of student information management solutions as well as finance, HR and payroll systems. SRB customers range from single schools of 100 students to districts of over 500 schools and 250,000 students.
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closed 6/6/2016 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired HAIKU Learning Systems, Inc.

synopsis: PowerSchool is excited to announce that they have acquired Haiku Learning, leading provider of an innovative cloud-based learning management system (LMS) and classroom collaboration solution designed to meet the needs of K-12 educators.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the hub of state and school districts' education ecosystems, providing robust capabilities and APIs that allow educators, administrators, parents and students to effectively manage school processes and student data and connect the diverse education technologies, "
target: HAIKU Learning Systems, Inc.
Haiku Learning gives teachers unique flexibility to decide how to structure online, blended and hybrid learning. In no other learning platform is content so contextualized and technology so invisible than with Haiku Learning. The company believes in harmony, simplicity, and community.
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closed 2/3/2016 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired Interactive Achievement, Inc.

synopsis: PowerSchool Group LLC announced the acquisition of Interactive Achievement (IA), a leading provider of award-winning standards-based instructional assessment and analytical solutions for school districts that allow administrators and teachers to deliver measurable improvements in student performance.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the hub of state and school districts' education ecosystems, providing robust capabilities and APIs that allow educators, administrators, parents and students to effectively manage school processes and student data and connect the diverse education technologies, "
target: Interactive Achievement, Inc.
Interactive Achievement was founded by educators for the purpose of delivering improved assessment and reporting tools that help enable students and teachers achieve success in the classroom.
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closed 11/11/2015 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired InfoSnap, Inc.

synopsis: PowerSchool has purchased InfoSnap, the leading provider of cloud-based Online Registration Management and School Choice / Lottery solutions for K-12 public, private and charter schools. The acquisition cements a long-established, successful partnership between two market leaders and will allow InfoSnap and PowerSchool to grow more rapidly.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the most widely-used Student Information System, serving more than 40 million users including teachers, parents, students and administrators in more than 70 countries. PowerSchool plays a central role in K12 education, serving as the hub of customers’ education ecosystems. "
target: InfoSnap, Inc.
InfoSnap, Inc. is the leading provider of cloud-based registration management systems, including online Application, Admissions, School Choice/Lottery, New Student Enrollment and Returning Student Registration, and Staff Registration, designed for Pre K-12 independent, charter, and public schools.
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closed 9/28/2015 via PR Web

College Raptor merged with PowerSchool Inc.,

synopsis: College Raptor, the nation’s only college matching platform that estimates each student’s potential financial aid, and PowerSchool Group LLC, the world’s leading learning company, are joining forces. College Raptor uniquely helps students discover college matches based on academic, cultural, and financial fit.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the most widely used student information system (SIS), delivers a network of integrated systems that helps K-12 school districts manage all mission-critical administrative processes and instructional data using one cohesive solution. "
target: College Raptor
College Raptor builds products to help prospective students, parents, high school counselors, and college enrollment managers resolve some of the biggest challenges related to college planning, financing and enrollment.
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closed 8/4/2015 via paidContent.org

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Pearson plc has sold its PowerSchool business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most widely used web-based SIS in North America.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on software and technology businesses. Vista Equity Partners understands the software business model and has specific operational improvements to create value, which they combine with a unique perspective. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most used web-based SIS in North America.
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Pearson Education, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Apple(R) and Pearson announced an expansion of their relationship to enhance teaching and learning through technology. Pearson will acquire PowerSchool, Apple's award-winning student information systems (SIS) division, and develop educational content for teachers and students compatible with iPod(R).
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. "
target parent: Apple Computer, Inc.
target: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, a web-based student information system (SIS) from Apple, simplifies data-driven decision making by providing real-time information to all stakeholders — over the Internet. Administrators get the most accurate information to make more effective decisions.
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Onex Corporation, will acquire PowerSchool Group LLC

synopsis: Onex Corporation and Vista Equity Partners announced Onex will acquire a stake in PowerSchool Group LLC from Vista, which will also invest new capital in the business. Onex And Vista Equity Partners will become equal partners In Powerschool, the leading education technology platform for K-12 schools.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$6,895.00)
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Through its Onex Partners and ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide secure and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management.
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closed 10/30/2017 via PR Newswire

BV Investment Partners, acquired SchoolMint

synopsis: BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services and IT services sectors, announced the acquisition of SchoolMint. SchoolMint is a leading provider of cloud-based student enrollment and school choice systems for PreK-12 district, charter, and independent schools.
buyer: BV Investment Partners
BV Investment Partners is currently investing its ninth private equity fund. The firm is one of the oldest and most experienced sector-focused private equity firms in North America. The company actively targets investments in the business services and information technology services industries. "
target: SchoolMint
SchoolMint provides a cloud-based student enrollment and school choice platform to PreK-12 school systems worldwide. Schools choose SchoolMint to streamline all aspects of student enrollment – student registration management, application, lottery, school choice management and document uploads.
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closed 3/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Education Brands, acquired Ravenna Solutions

synopsis: Ravenna Solutions, a leading provider of enrollment management software to K-12 private schools, is excited to announce they are formally joining forces with Education Brands, a division of MB Parent Holdings. Ravenna Solutions provides private schools with a cloud-based admission system that provides a customized process & efficiency improvements.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Education Brands
Education Brands, a division of MB Holdings LLC, delight schools and families with their network of education-focused software and service companies. This network allows schools to leverage best practices that have been proven at some of the most effective, efficient schools in the country. "
target: Ravenna Solutions
Ravenna Solutions is a leading provider of enrollment management software to K-12 private schools. Ravenna Solutions provides private schools with a best-of-breed cloud-based admission CRM system that provides a highly customized process and unprecedented efficiency improvements.
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closed 1/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Education Brands, acquired SchoolSpeak

synopsis: SchoolSpeak, a leading cloud-based School Management Solution provider to K-12 schools and dioceses is excited to announce they are formally joining forces with Education Brands, a division of MB Parent Holdings. SchoolSpeak is a vendor for Standards-Based Grading and Reporting as well as Data Collection for Catholic Dioceses across North America.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Education Brands
Education Brands, a division of MB Holdings LLC, delight schools and families with their network of education-focused software and service companies. This network allows schools to leverage best practices that have been proven at some of the most effective, efficient schools in the country. "
target: SchoolSpeak
SchoolSpeak is a leading cloud-based School Management Solution provider to K-12 schools and dioceses. SchoolSpeak is a prominent vendor for Standards-Based Grading and Reporting as well as Data Collection and Dashboard Contribution for Catholic Dioceses throughout North America.
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Volaris Group Inc., acquired The Alpha School System PTY LTD

synopsis: Volaris Group announced that it has acquired The Alpha School System PTY LTD (“TASS”) of Brisbane, Australia. The company provides mission-critical School Information Systems (“SIS”) to K-12 independent and Catholic schools throughout Australia.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target: The Alpha School System PTY LTD
Founded in 1988, The Alpha School System PTY LTD's (TASS’) Web accessible solutions help to connect all key stakeholders – parents, teachers and students – across the school community.
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closed 8/4/2015 via paidContent.org

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Pearson plc has sold its PowerSchool business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most widely used web-based SIS in North America.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on software and technology businesses. Vista Equity Partners understands the software business model and has specific operational improvements to create value, which they combine with a unique perspective. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most used web-based SIS in North America.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
$97
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3.6x
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closed 3/28/2012 via PR Web

O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway, acquired SchoolOne, LLC

synopsis: Consulting firm, O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway, announced the acquisition of the SchoolOne brand, Student Information System (SIS) software and related services from Cleveland-based IT firm FIT Technologies. The SchoolOne SIS software tracks important student metrics such as attendance, assignments, grades and behavior.
buyer: O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway
O’Meara Ferguson has established itself as both an innovator and an authority in Church-related project financing and financial matters. "
target: SchoolOne, LLC
SchoolOne is a pioneer and leader in providing complex, web-based information systems for the PreK-12 education market with expertise in the Catholic, private, charter, and public school markets.
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closed 11/17/2010 via Company Press Release

Pearson Education, acquired The Administrative Assistants Ltd.

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, announced the acquisition of The Administrative Assistants Ltd., provider of eSIS® student information system (SIS) in the K-12 school market worldwide.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Pearson, the global leader in education services, education technology and school solutions, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems and teacher professional development. "
target: The Administrative Assistants Ltd.
The Administrative Assistants Ltd. is committed to providing secure, comprehensive and centralized software solutions that improve the way clients collect, store and retrieve student information, backed by the highest level of on-site technical consulting and client support available.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/24/2006 via

Pearson Education, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Apple(R) and Pearson announced an expansion of their relationship to enhance teaching and learning through technology. Pearson will acquire PowerSchool, Apple's award-winning student information systems (SIS) division, and develop educational content for teachers and students compatible with iPod(R).
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. "
target parent: Apple Computer, Inc.
target: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, a web-based student information system (SIS) from Apple, simplifies data-driven decision making by providing real-time information to all stakeholders — over the Internet. Administrators get the most accurate information to make more effective decisions.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Harris School Solutions, acquired ClassMate

synopsis: Harris School Solutions, the premier provider of technology software in the K-12 and Continuing Education markets, has acquired ClassMate software from ClassLink. ClassMate is a student administration and curriculum management solution that provides powerful tools to organize and analyze student performance, assessment and curriculum information.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions focuses on delivering integrated information systems designed to meet the needs of the K-12 and specialized educational markets. Harris School Solutions has grown through the acquisition of regional flagship products and provides a wide variety of software solutions. "
target parent: ClassLink
target: ClassMate
ClassMate is a student administration and curriculum management solution, designed by diverse educators, that provides powerful tools to organize and analyze student performance, assessment and curriculum information.
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closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Prep HeadQuarters

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc., the web-based leader in connecting students with colleges and employers through its integrated college and career planning network, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Prep HeadQuarters, a college planning web service deployed in over 700 high schools.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is the nation's leading technology firm dedicated to providing students, educators and employers with comprehensive solutions to successfully navigate education and employment transitions. "
target: Prep HeadQuarters
Prep HeadQuarters is a secure internet program that helps high school counselors manage the college planning process by combining up-to-date college information with powerful technology.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired LearnSprout

synopsis: Apple, an American multinational technology company, has acquired LearnSprout, an online data insights service for K-12 educators. LearnSprout is the only education analytics solution available that uses live data directly from a district’s student information system.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$260,174.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: LearnSprout
LearnSprout is an online data insights service for K-12 educators. It is the only education analytics solution available that uses live data directly from a district’s student information system.
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closed 2/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Banyan Software, acquired School Pathways LLC

synopsis: Banyan Software, Inc., a company focused on acquiring, building and growing great enterprise software businesses, has acquired School Pathways LLC, a market leader in student information systems. School Pathways offers a web-based system that provides quick access to important information, online student registrations, grade books and more.
buyer: Banyan Software
Banyan Software acquires, builds and grows great enterprise software businesses. Unlike typical investment firms, their plan isn’t to resell a business down the road. They aim to provide a permanent home for businesses and want to continue the legacy of the company’s culture, product and teams. "
target: School Pathways LLC
School Pathways is a market leader in student information systems for Independent Study (IS) charter schools, districts, and county offices of education. School Pathways offers a web-based system that provides quick access to important information, online student registrations, grade books and more.
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closed 9/20/2017 via PR Web

IO Education, acquired eSchoolData, LLC

synopsis: IO Education, a market leader in helping educators use data to improve student outcomes, has acquired eSchoolData, a provider of student and data management solutions for K-12 school districts. eSchoolData's comprehensive, web-based solution features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, data analytics capabilities, and more.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: IO Education
IO Education is on a mission to empower educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They focus on developing innovative solutions that break down data silos and improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency. "
target: eSchoolData, LLC
eSchoolData provides a web-based Student Management System that features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, a transportation management module, data analytics capabilities, and more. eSchoolData gives schools the power to turn data into knowledge and knowledge into informed decisions.
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closed 4/20/2018 via PR Web

Harris School Solutions, acquired OnHand Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Harris School Solutions (HSS), a provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, has acquired OnHand Schools (OHS), an EdTech software company that delivers solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. OHS's EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, and more.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: OnHand Schools, Inc.
OnHand Schools (OHS) is an education technology company that delivers transformational solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. Their EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, lesson planner, and RTI/MTSS features.
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closed 2/24/2009 via PR Newswire

Campusware merged with SchoolNet,

synopsis: SchoolNet, Inc., the award-winning education technology company that helps school districts improve efficiency and increase academic achievement, announced a merger with Campusware(TM), the provider of GradeSpeed(TM), the leading web-based and standards-aligned district grade book.
buyer: SchoolNet
SchoolNet, Inc. is the leader in Data-Driven Decision Making for K12 school districts. SchoolNet's award-winning Instructional Management Suite (IMS) helps districts improve efficiency and increase student achievement. "
target: Campusware
Campusware has been making the grading process easier with GradeSpeed since 1989. In addition to the grade book software and SIS, additional modules are available to districts including a parental access portal, discipline tracking, attendance, lesson plan management, custom report cards, and more.
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closed 2/22/2007 via PR Newswire

Harcourt Education, acquired Achieve! Data Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Global education provider Harcourt Education has acquired Achieve Data Solutions, a provider of web-based data analysis and reporting systems for schools. ADS will be part of Harcourt Connected Learning, a newly-formed division of Harcourt Education headed by Julie McGee.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Harcourt Education
Harcourt Education is a global education provider serving students and teachers in Pre-K through grade 12, adult learners, and readers of all ages. "
target: Achieve! Data Solutions, LLC
Achieve Data Solutions provides next generation web-based software and services to the K-12 market. Its signature product, DataDirector, has quickly become the gold standard for helping educators make sense of their data and is in use across the country by well over a 1,000 schools.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Noodle, acquired Clark

synopsis: Noodle, an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning, has acquired Clark, a business software solution for tutors. Clark's business management software allows users to schedule new sessions, automatically remind students of upcoming sessions, and handle all client payments.
buyer: Noodle
Noodle is an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning. Through its unbiased data, Noodle connects students with schools, programs, resources, experts and more. Noodle offers unbiased information on more than 700,000 education providers and resources. "
target: Clark
Clark is a business software solution for tutors. Clark provides educators with the tools they need to build successful tutoring businesses. Their business management software allows users to schedule new sessions, automatically remind students of upcoming sessions, and handle all client payments.
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closed 8/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Smartcare, acquired PreSchool2me

synopsis: Smartcare, a company that strives to uplift the early education sector by providing leading edge technology tools and training for strong child care center management and financial sustainability, has acquired Preschool2me, a software that focuses on connecting parents and childcare providers through digital daily reports, photos, and messages.
buyer: Smartcare
Smartcare strives to uplift the early education sector by providing leading edge technology tools and training for strong child care center management and financial sustainability. Their technology and training support better communication between staff and parents. "
target: PreSchool2me
Preschool2me software focuses on connecting parents and childcare providers through digital daily reports, photos, and messages. Their extensive director's dashboard also provides various time-saving tools to manage school centers.
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announced 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC

synopsis: Procare Software (Procare), a global leader in child care management solutions, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC, a leading online Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of dynamic operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities, school districts and community education centers.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Cirrus Group LLC
Cirrus Group LLC is a SaaS provider of operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities and school districts. Cirrus Group's solutions enable their clients to manage their enrollment, participant payments, staff scheduling and government compliancy requirements.
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