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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 12/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Rev19, acquired PAYK12

synopsis: Rev19, LLC, a Southlake, TX-based fintech company, announced the acquisition of PAYK12, LLC, a next-generation, school payments solution. Headquartered in Indianapolis, PAYK12 is a cloud-based software platform that provides districts, schools, and the departments within, one digital hub for managing school payments and funds.
buyer: Rev19
Rev19 is an established, rapidly growing merchant services and financial technology company based in Southlake, TX. Put simply, Rev19’s goal is to provide the very best experience, customer service, and payment solutions for their merchants. "
target: PAYK12
Headquartered in Indianapolis, PAYK12 is a cloud-based software platform that provides districts, schools, and the departments within, one digital hub for managing school payments and funds.
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closed 11/30/2017 via PE Hub

Togetherwork, acquired CommunityPass

synopsis: Togetherwork, the emerging leader in Group Management Software and Payments, announced the acquisition of Capturepoint, a leader in software for Recreation Management. Capturepoint is the developer of CommunityPass, a comprehensive, cloud-based registration management solution for recreation and schools.
buyer parent: Aquiline Capital Partners
buyer: Togetherwork
Togetherwork is the emerging leader in software and payments for groups and organizations of all kinds, helping them grow, become more efficient, increase revenues, and provide excellent service to their members and constituents. "
target: CommunityPass
Capturepoint is the developer of CommunityPass, which provides recreation departments and school districts with a highly customizable platform for managing registrations, reservations and payments.
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closed 4/19/2016 via BusinessWire

i3 Verticals, LLC, acquired Esber Cash Register

synopsis: i3 Verticals, a rapidly growing technology and payment processing company, acquired Esber Cash Register (ECR). ECR provides school systems in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania with a cost-effective method to host an online payment program through a secure web-based system which simplifies payment, collection and balancing of funds for school districts.
buyer: i3 Verticals, LLC (IIIV:$152.34)
i3 Verticals, LLC is a technology-centric payment company focused on providing solutions to its clients throughout the U.S. These solutions will help clients improve their operating efficiencies, enhance revenues, and streamline their payment processing functions. "
target: Esber Cash Register
Esber Cash Register provides school systems in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania with a cost-effective method to host an online payment program through a secure web-based system, which simplifies payment, collection and balancing of funds for school districts.
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closed 12/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Faria Education Group, acquired SchoolsBuddy

synopsis: Faria Education Group Limited, an international education systems and services provider, through its wholly-owned UK subsidiary, has acquired a majority interest in SchoolsBuddy, an activities management and payments solution serving more than 240 of the world’s leading international schools.
buyer: Faria Education Group
Faria Education Group was founded in 2006 to transition schools from paper onto a curriculum-focused learning platform. Today, Faria powers curriculum for more than 10,000 schools and districts and three million students. "
target: SchoolsBuddy
SchoolsBuddy is the complete extra-curricular management system available on both web and mobile. Designed for staff, students and parents, SchoolsBuddy features online signup, allocation, management, payments, and attendance for after school activities.
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closed 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Connexeo Inc. merged with Vanco Payment Solutions, Inc.,

synopsis: Connexeo, a company that is transforming Administration Software and Payment Systems for education and community organizations, has merged with Vanco, a company that provides electronic payment and donation processing solutions, as well as software that enables educational organizations to operate more efficiently.
buyer: Vanco Payment Solutions, Inc.
Vanco serves those who make communities better places to live. Vanco provides electronic payment and donation processing solutions, as well as software that enables educational organizations to operate more efficiently. "
target: Connexeo Inc.
Connexeo is transforming Administration Software and Payment Systems for education and community organizations, delivering streamlined access and support through web-based solutions designed to address their industry’s unique needs.
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closed 1/30/2018 via Company Press Release

ParentPay Limited, acquired WIS Services B.V.

synopsis: ParentPay, Europe’s leading provider of school payment and parental engagement services, has acquired WIS, the market leading software provider for school payment collection and parent communication in the Netherlands. WIS offers WIS Communicator, a cloud messaging solution giving parents access to news, grades, homework, schedules and invoices.
buyer: ParentPay Limited
ParentPay Ltd is the UK’s leading online payment and parental engagement provider for schools and families. Its ParentPay platform delivers online payments, income management and dinner money administration for schools, local authorities and caterers. "
target: WIS Services B.V.
WIS is the market leading software provider for school payment collection and parent communication in the Netherlands. One of their products, WIS Communicator, is a powerful cloud messaging solution giving parents access to news, grades, homework, schedules, e-mails and invoices.
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closed 6/4/2014 via BusinessWire

Charge Payment, LLC, acquired Data Business Systems

synopsis: Charge Payment, LLC has acquired Data Business Systems (DBS). DBS specializes in the education software and payments sector. By leveraging technology to provide school districts with integrated, district-wide solutions, DBS today serves more than 5,500 schools with approximately 3 million students.
buyer: Charge Payment, LLC (IIIV:$152.34)
Charge Payment, LLC is a technology centric payment company focused on providing solutions to its clients throughout the U.S. These solutions help their clients improve their operating efficiencies, enhance revenues, and streamline their payment processing functions. "
target: Data Business Systems
Data Business Systems (DSB) specializes in the education software and payments sector. By leveraging technology to provide school districts with integrated, district-wide solutions, DBS serves more than 5,500 schools with approximately 3 million students.
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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 3/11/2019 via GlobeNewswire

EVO Payments International, acquired Way2Pay

synopsis: EVO Payments, Inc., a leading global payment technology and services provider, announced the acquisition of Way2Pay, a payment gateway headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The Way2Pay gateway provides integrated payment solutions for schools and clubs in Ireland and the UK.
buyer: EVO Payments International (EVOP:$517.39)
EVO Payments, Inc. is a leading payment technology and services provider. EVO offers an array of innovative, reliable, and secure payment solutions to merchants ranging from small and mid-size enterprises to multinational companies and organizations across North America and Europe. "
target: Way2Pay
Way2Pay is a payment gateway headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The Way2Pay gateway provides integrated payment solutions for schools and clubs in Ireland and the UK.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Edlio, acquired Online School Management Systems

synopsis: Online School Management Systems (OSMS) has been acquired by Edlio, an LA-headquartered specialist in school websites and parent communication. Online School Management Systems (OSMS) specializes in cloud based solutions for receipting school funds from parents and students online or in person.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Edlio
For 18+ years, Edlio has connected K-12 educators with their communities, offering a comprehensive and easy-to-use communication package. Edlio’s content management system powers over 10,000 websites for schools and districts across North America. "
target: Online School Management Systems
Online School Management Systems (OSMS) specializes in cloud based solutions for receipting school funds from parents and students online or in person. Online School Payments (OSP) is a fully integrated online school activity and cafeteria funds payment solution.
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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:$922.46)
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 9/16/2021 via PR Newswire

Earnest, acquired Going Merry

synopsis: Earnest, a fintech company dedicated to making higher education accessible and affordable for everyone, has acquired Going Merry, a one-stop financial aid platform where students match to and apply for scholarships, institutional aid, and government grants through a single free application.
buyer parent: Navient Corporation
buyer: Earnest
Earnest is a fintech lender focused on education finance. Founded in 2013, Earnest's lending products empower anyone seeking higher education to reduce the total price tag of their education, supercharge their ability to pay down student debt, and get on the right financial track fast. "
target: Going Merry
Going Merry is a financial aid platform used by students in 50% of US high schools. It gives students one place from which to apply to government grants, private scholarships and institutional aid. Founded in 2017, it has helped students receive close to $100 million in additional financial aid.
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closed 12/13/2018 via Company Press Release

Follett Software Company, acquired NextTier Education

synopsis: Follett announced it has acquired NextTier Education, a cloud-based software solution that provides counselors, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals and ensure every student has equal access to higher education.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: Follett Software Company
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. "
target: NextTier Education
NextTier Education is a cloud-based software solution that provides counselors, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals and ensure every student has equal access to higher education.
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closed 10/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Travelex Global Business Payments, Inc., acquired Pay 24-7 Limited

synopsis: Travelex Global Business Payments, the international payments specialist, has announced the acquisition of Pay 24-7, online payments technology used by leading universities and higher education institutions in the UK, North America, Europe and Asia.
buyer parent: Travelex Holdings Limited
buyer: Travelex Global Business Payments, Inc.
Travelex Global Business Payments is a global foreign exchange specialist providing the payment and receipt of domestic and international funds for businesses of all sizes. Every year, it processes payments around the world over 35,000 businesses to 1 million beneficiaries. "
target: Pay 24-7 Limited
Pay 24-7 is an online payments technology used by leading universities and higher education institutions in the UK, North America, Europe and Asia. Pay 24-7 is recognised as one of the leading players in this specialised e-payment sector.
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closed 5/27/2021 via PR Newswire

Vemo Education, acquired Edmit

synopsis: Vemo Education, whose unique pay-for-success programs have helped align college costs with job outcomes at more than 70 institutions across the country, has acquired Edmit, a provider of college planning tools that have been used by more than 1.5 million families to make informed financial decisions about higher education.
buyer: Vemo Education
Vemo Education transforms the way schools attract students and measure outcomes. From reimagined financial aid packaging to data-driven enrollment management, Vemo partners with schools to advance clear strategic objectives: higher yield, improved retention, and accelerated completion. "
target: Edmit
Edmit helps families make smarter college financial decisions so that they're better off after college. Edmit's software provides families with personalized reports on how to afford college, including cost estimates, and financial fit scores based on projected ability to repay student debt.
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closed 4/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Reverence Capital Partners LLC, acquired Transact Campus Inc

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that the company has completed the sale of its Blackboard Transact business unit to Reverence Capital Partners, LP. Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric.
buyer: Reverence Capital Partners LLC
Reverence Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on thematic investing in leading global, middle-market financial services businesses through control and influence oriented investments. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Transact Campus Inc (ONE:$152.00)
Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric. Transact's open enterprise-class cloud platform enables mission-critical capabilities that translate into superior student and family experiences.
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announced 1/12/2022 via PR Newswire

Ellucian, will acquire CampusLogic, Inc.

synopsis: Ellucian, a leading higher education technology solutions provider for more than 2,700 institutions around the world, will acquire CampusLogic, a leading Ed-Tech provider of Student Financial Success solutions supporting nearly 800 higher education institutions and improving the outcomes of more than five million students.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ellucian
Ellucian is charting the digital future of higher education with a portfolio of cloud-ready technology solutions and services. From student recruitment to workforce analytics, Ellucian's suite of data-rich tools gives colleges and universities the information they need to lead with confidence. "
target: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic delivers SaaS technology that helps colleges and universities remove barriers in the financial aid process. The company helps nearly 800 schools increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates with the most comprehensive platform of Student Financial Success products.
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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 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 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 9/7/2016 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

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 10/5/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Blackbaud, Inc., acquired SmartTuition

synopsis: Blackbaud, Inc., the leading provider of software and services for the worldwide philanthropic community, announced the acquisition of Smart Tuition. Smart Tuition is a leading provider of payment software and services for private schools and parents.
buyer: Blackbaud, Inc. (BLKB:$922.46)
Blackbaud combines innovative software and services, and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud and on-premise solutions, as well as a resource network that empowers and connects organizations of all sizes. "
target: SmartTuition
Smart Tuition is a leader in providing a robust student billing and payments processing platform through its SaaS school accounts receivables offering. Smart Tuition supports the educational mission of faith based schools, as well as independent private schools across the United States.
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closed 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

Frontline Education, acquired Accelify, LLC

synopsis: Frontline Education, a leading provider of school administration software for K-12, has acquired Accelify, a company that provides cutting-edge special education management systems designed to facilitate special education program operations and compliance and support accurate and timely Medicaid reimbursement for school districts.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is the leading provider of school administration software, empowering strategic K-12 leaders with the right tools, data and insights to proactively manage human capital, business operations and special education. "
target: Accelify, LLC
Accelify is a leading provider of special education management systems that are designed to help school districts strengthen special education operations and compliance and maximize Medicaid reimbursement.
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closed 4/19/2016 via BusinessWire

i3 Verticals, LLC, acquired Esber Cash Register

synopsis: i3 Verticals, a rapidly growing technology and payment processing company, acquired Esber Cash Register (ECR). ECR provides school systems in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania with a cost-effective method to host an online payment program through a secure web-based system which simplifies payment, collection and balancing of funds for school districts.
buyer: i3 Verticals, LLC (IIIV:$152.34)
i3 Verticals, LLC is a technology-centric payment company focused on providing solutions to its clients throughout the U.S. These solutions will help clients improve their operating efficiencies, enhance revenues, and streamline their payment processing functions. "
target: Esber Cash Register
Esber Cash Register provides school systems in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania with a cost-effective method to host an online payment program through a secure web-based system, which simplifies payment, collection and balancing of funds for school districts.
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closed 9/16/2021 via PR Newswire

Earnest, acquired Going Merry

synopsis: Earnest, a fintech company dedicated to making higher education accessible and affordable for everyone, has acquired Going Merry, a one-stop financial aid platform where students match to and apply for scholarships, institutional aid, and government grants through a single free application.
buyer parent: Navient Corporation
buyer: Earnest
Earnest is a fintech lender focused on education finance. Founded in 2013, Earnest's lending products empower anyone seeking higher education to reduce the total price tag of their education, supercharge their ability to pay down student debt, and get on the right financial track fast. "
target: Going Merry
Going Merry is a financial aid platform used by students in 50% of US high schools. It gives students one place from which to apply to government grants, private scholarships and institutional aid. Founded in 2017, it has helped students receive close to $100 million in additional financial aid.
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Follett Software Company, acquired NextTier Education

synopsis: Follett announced it has acquired NextTier Education, a cloud-based software solution that provides counselors, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals and ensure every student has equal access to higher education.
buyer parent: Follett Corporation
buyer: Follett Software Company
Follett School Solutions is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. "
target: NextTier Education
NextTier Education is a cloud-based software solution that provides counselors, students, and parents with guidance, information and insight to help students achieve their postsecondary goals and ensure every student has equal access to higher education.
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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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Procare Software, will acquire Kinderlime

synopsis: Procare Software, a global leader in child care management solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kinderlime Inc., a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions.
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: Kinderlime
Kinderlime Inc. is a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions. By simplifying licensing paperwork, attendance, parent billing, staffing and parent connections, Kinderlime has operationalized over 5,000 schools nationwide.
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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:$922.46)
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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Tyler Technologies, Inc., acquired Windsor Management Group, LLC

synopsis: Tyler Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions, announced that it has acquired Windsor Management Group, L.L.C., which provides an integrated suite of financial and human capital management solutions to the K-12 education market through its flagship product, Infinite Visions® enterprise software.
buyer: Tyler Technologies, Inc. (TYL:$1,753.59)
Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to enable the public sector–cities, counties, schools and other government entities–to become more efficient, more accessible, and more responsive. "
target: Windsor Management Group, LLC
Windsor Management Group, LLC provides an integrated suite of financial and human capital management solutions to the K-12 education market through its flagship product, Infinite Visions® enterprise software and iVisions™ Web Portal.
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$24 [$16]
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$12
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1.4x
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closed 9/17/2008 via PR Newswire

Innovative Solutions Group, acquired Educational Services & Products, LLC

synopsis: Innovative Solutions Group Cos., LLC has completed its purchase of the assets of Educational Services & Products, LLC and taken over all of the company's operations.
buyer: Innovative Solutions Group
Innovative Solutions Group Cos., LLC is an investment corporation soley owned and managed by Jack Goldenberg. "
target: Educational Services & Products, LLC
Educational Services & Products, LLC (ESP) is the fastest growing School District Medicaid Billing Agent in the country. ESP has also developed the Student Tracking And Reporting System a state-of-the-art, Web-based management information system for School Districts’ Special Education programs.
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closed 4/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

EMS LINQ, Inc., acquired Specialized Data Systems, Inc

synopsis: EMS LINQ INC (LINQ), the premier K-12 technology company in the U.S., announced the acquisition of Specialized Data Systems, a company that provides cloud-based financial management solutions and services to school administrators.
buyer: EMS LINQ, Inc.
LINQ delivers a platform of fully-integrated solutions to help K-12 school districts manage their operations. LINQ’s platform includes solutions for finance & human resources, nutrition management, digital payments, school and district websites, custom forms including student registration, and more."
target: Specialized Data Systems, Inc
Specialized Data Systems provides cloud-based financial management solutions and services to school administrators. From accounts payable and bookkeeping to managing school employees, SDS adds valuable solutions that empower administrators to easily forecast and plan.
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closed 3/18/2021 via PR Newswire

Sylogist Ltd., acquired Wen-Gage

synopsis: Canada-based Sylogist Ltd. has acquired Municipal Accounting Systems, Inc. (MAS), a provider of student information management and accounting solutions to K-12 public school districts. MAS' Wen-GAGE platform includes advanced budgeting and accounting, comprehensive student information tracking, grading and scheduling, and lunchroom administration.
buyer: Sylogist Ltd. (TSXV:SYZ:$30.53)
Based in Canada, Sylogist is a software company that, through strategic acquisitions, investments, and operations management, provides comprehensive, mission-critical ERP and CRM solutions, including fund accounting, student information systems case management, grant management, payroll, and more. "
target: Wen-Gage
Municipal Accounting Systems is a provider of student information management and accounting solutions to K-12 public school districts. Its Wen-GAGE platform is a SaaS solution that includes advanced budgeting and accounting, student information tracking, grading and scheduling, and more.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
5.1x
EV / EBITDA
8.8x
closed 11/21/2018 via BusinessWire

KEV Group, acquired TRA, Inc.

synopsis: KEV Group, the leading provider of cash accounting management and online payments software for K-12 schools, announced the acquisition of North Carolina-based TRA, Inc., a company that has developed and provided quality cloud-based school activity fund accounting software and related services for the K-12 school system.
buyer: KEV Group
KEV Group provides online payment, accounting and activity tracking solutions to more than 16,500 schools across North America. KEV Group’s School Cash Suite and SchoolFunds Online products help schools and school boards ensure the security and transparency of student activity funds. "
target: TRA, Inc.
Since 1988, Technology Resource Associates, Inc. (TRA) has developed and provided quality cloud-based school activity fund accounting software and related services for the K-12 school system.
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closed 5/2/2018 via PR Web

Billhighway, acquired GreekBill

synopsis: Billhighway has acquired greekbill to create a partnership that expands and enhances the financial services and technology offered to the Greek community. Since their founding, Billhighway and greekbill have both built powerful technology platforms to support fraternal organizations.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Billhighway
Billhighway is a leader in simplifying chapter finances for fraternity and sorority organizations. They help chapters take control of their finances to increase visibility across the entire organization, increase revenue and collections, all while saving the organization time and resources. "
target: GreekBill
GreekBill is a leading internet application company catering to the Greek market to assist them with their financial and communications needs. They provide fraternities and sororities nationwide with billing, collections, online payment processing, budgeting, alumni donation web pages and more.
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announced 1/12/2022 via PR Newswire

Ellucian, will acquire CampusLogic, Inc.

synopsis: Ellucian, a leading higher education technology solutions provider for more than 2,700 institutions around the world, will acquire CampusLogic, a leading Ed-Tech provider of Student Financial Success solutions supporting nearly 800 higher education institutions and improving the outcomes of more than five million students.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ellucian
Ellucian is charting the digital future of higher education with a portfolio of cloud-ready technology solutions and services. From student recruitment to workforce analytics, Ellucian's suite of data-rich tools gives colleges and universities the information they need to lead with confidence. "
target: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic delivers SaaS technology that helps colleges and universities remove barriers in the financial aid process. The company helps nearly 800 schools increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates with the most comprehensive platform of Student Financial Success products.
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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 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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