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closed 1/12/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Interfolio, Inc., acquired Data180

synopsis: Interfolio, a pioneer in tech solutions for faculty hiring, promotion, & tenure, announced its acquisition of DATA180, a leader in tools for faculty-activity reporting. The joining of companies with a shared “faculty first” ethos & complementary services brings unparalleled value to a segment of higher education whose needs have been overlooked.
buyer: Interfolio, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Interfolio is a pioneer in faculty-focused workflow technology. Their product, ByCommittee provides a platform for analytics and business intelligence to help universities make informed, strategic decisions about recruitment, tenure, & professional service. "
target: Data180
Founded in 2002, DATA180 provides the most-advanced technology to help faculty harness the voluminous and varied activity data – from research publications to program evaluations – that must be reported regularly to administrators for internal reviews, compliance and accreditation, among other uses.
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announced 4/21/2022 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., will acquire Interfolio, Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and part of RELX, will acquire Interfolio, a provider of advanced faculty information solutions for higher education. Interfolio supports over 400 higher education institutions, research funders and academic organizations in 25 countries
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Interfolio, Inc.
Interfolio serves colleges and universities, funders and research organizations and individual scholars. Interfolio provides scholar-first products for the full academic lifecycle—from job seeking to professional accomplishments, committee service, funding award compliance, career growth and beyond.
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announced 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, will acquire Interfolio, Inc.

synopsis: Interfolio, a Farragut North–based edtech company that makes decision support software for college and university faculty members, is set to be acquired by New York-based venture capital and private equity firm Insight Venture Partners.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Insight has raised more than $18 billion and invested in over 300 companies worldwide. "
target: Interfolio, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Interfolio is a pioneer in faculty-focused workflow technology. Their product, ByCommittee provides a platform for analytics and business intelligence to help universities make informed, strategic decisions about recruitment, tenure, & professional service.
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closed 3/23/2022 via Yahoo, Inc.

Transnetyx, Inc., acquired a-tune software AG

synopsis: Transnetyx, a global leader in outsourced genetic services, announced the acquisition of a-tune, a best-in-class software for animal research and compliance. German-based a-tune is a software development company focused on vivarium data solutions to support research-driven organizations' data and compliance management needs.
buyer: Transnetyx, Inc.
Memphis-based Transnetyx is a research support company dedicated to serving research by removing redundant, yet necessary tests conducted in genetic research. Transnetyx's mission is to provide faster, more accurate and more affordable methods to help support responsible, reproducible research. "
target: a-tune software AG
German-based a-tune is a software development company focused on vivarium data solutions to support research-driven organizations' data and compliance management needs. a-tune has helps academia, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, and material science organizations ensure compliance.
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closed 1/6/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Cayuse, LLC, acquired Haplo

synopsis: Cayuse, provider of the market-leading research administration cloud platform, announced the acquisition of Haplo, one of the leading research information management solutions in the UK and a growing customer base in Australia and New Zealand.
buyer parent: Primus Capital
buyer: Cayuse, LLC
Cayuse provides an integrated, cloud-native research administration suite that improves collaboration between researchers and administrators, while bringing the needed reporting to every stage of the research lifecycle, including pre-award, post-award, compliance, and facility management. "
target: Haplo
Haplo is one of the leading research information management solutions in the UK and a growing customer base in Australia and New Zealand. They provide Research Management solutions to universities and research institutions worldwide.
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announced 7/13/2017 via PR Web

Quad Partners, will acquire Cayuse, Inc.

synopsis: Quad Partners, a private equity firm focused on the education industry, will acquire Cayuse, Inc. from Evisions Inc., a provider of software solutions for the higher education industry. Cayuse provides fully integrated proposal, award and compliance solutions for universities, healthcare and research institutes, and small research organizations.
buyer: Quad Partners
Quad Partners was founded in 2000 to make value-added private investments in the education industry. Today, Quad is one of the most active investors in privately-owned education companies in the United States. "
target parent: Evisions Inc.
target: Cayuse, Inc.
Cayuse provides cloud-based solutions for universities, healthcare and research institutes, and small research organizations. They provide fully integrated proposal, award and compliance solutions that streamline sponsored project life-cycle management from proposal to award to close-out.
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closed 1/17/2012 via PR Newswire

Evisions Inc., acquired Cayuse, Inc.

synopsis: Evisions is acquiring Cayuse, Inc. to consolidate two leaders in higher education software solutions. This win-win move unites Evisions' enterprise reporting, form management, data transformation and payment processing solutions with Cayuse's web-based solutions for research management.
buyer: Evisions Inc.
Evisions, Inc. is a leading provider of software solutions to higher education institutions throughout the world. Evisions, with over 800 higher education clients, offers industry-leading solutions for enterprise reporting, form management, data transformations and payment processing. "
target: Cayuse, Inc.
Cayuse, Inc. is the creator of Cayuse 424, the leading web-based software solution that powers the collaborative grant proposal development for over 100 higher education and private research customers.
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closed 12/11/2013 via Company Press Release

Thomson Intellectual Property & Science, acquired Avedas

synopsis: The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of information for businesses and professionals, announced it has acquired German-based Avedas, a company specializing in the development and implementation of current research information systems.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Intellectual Property & Science (:$1,876.89)
Thomson Intellectual Property & Science provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. It offers Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, and Scholarly Research, Publishing & Analysis services. "
target: Avedas
Avedas specializes in the development and implementation of current research information systems. Avedas’ flagship research information system, CONVERIS® 5, supports universities, research institutions and funding agencies in collecting and managing data across the research life cycle.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Watermark, acquired Digital Measures

synopsis: Watermark announced that Digital Measures, the leading provider of web-based faculty activity reporting software, joined the Watermark family. With this addition, Watermark becomes the market leader in outcomes assessment, accreditation management, and faculty activity reporting solutions.
buyer parent: Technology Crossover Ventures
buyer: Watermark
Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, educators, and learners. Through its innovative educational intelligence platform, Watermark supports institutions in developing an intentional approach to learning and development based on data they can trust. "
target: Digital Measures
Digital Measures seeks to empower universities to succeed at a higher level. The company’s flagship product, Activity Insight, simplifies faculty activity data collection and reporting, and its Workflow Module brings the same efficiency to faculty reviews and more.
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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 (:$528.60)
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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closed 3/27/2014 via PR Web

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PeopleAdmin, Inc.

synopsis: PeopleAdmin, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions for higher education and government, announced that it has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm with over $7 billion in committed capital.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a U.S. based private equity firm that invests capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for higher education and government. PeopleAdmin’s software enables more than 700 clients to streamline the hiring process; onboard new employees; efficiently manage positions and employee performance; and more.
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closed 4/4/2006 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired Chat University

synopsis: Hobsons EMT division, which helps colleges and universities improve recruitment and enrollment through technology, has acquired Chat University, a technology company that provides college and university admissions offices with Web-based chat and other services.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: Chat University
Boston-based Chat University began with a single product, Online Chat, and has since developed a full range of products designed exclusively for college and university admissions offices.
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closed 12/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Symplicity Corporation, acquired Orbis Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Symplicity Corporation, a global leader in student employability and engagement software, has acquired Orbis Communications, an experiential learning solution in Canada. Orbis provides actionable insights to higher learning and employment. Their platform supports career ready graduates by connecting in-class learning with real world experiences.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Symplicity Corporation
Symplicity is a global leader in student employability and engagement software solutions to more than 2,000 colleges and universities. The Company's SaaS platform supports the full student experience, including early talent recruiting, accessibility, wellness and behavioral intervention. "
target: Orbis Communications, Inc.
Orbis Communications is an experiential learning solution for post-secondary institutions in Canada. Orbis provides transparency and actionable insights to higher learning and employment. Their platform supports career ready graduates by connecting in-class learning with real world experiences.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Campus Labs, acquired Courseval

synopsis: Campus Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of EdCentric, Inc. and a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Academic Management Systems LLC (Courseval), a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Labs
Campus Labs empowers institutions to make valuable connections with their data. The Company offers a complete set of integrated solutions for areas such as assessment, retention, teaching, learning, student engagement, and institutional effectiveness. "
target parent: Invoke Solutions
target: Courseval
Academic Management Systems, LLC, the developer of CoursEval, is a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance. The Company currently serves more than 300 higher education institutions.
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closed 11/25/2015 via Company Press Release

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Campus Labs

synopsis: Higher One Holdings, Inc. announced that it reached an agreement to sell its Campus Labs data analytics business to an affiliate of Leeds Equity Partners. Campus Labs provides a software platform for colleges and universities to make data-driven, strategic decisions ranging from accreditation to student retention to effective operations.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is the pioneer in private equity investing in the knowledge sector, which includes the education, training, business services, and information services and software industries. Leeds Equity has deployed over $2.6 billion of capital in investments across the knowledge sector. "
target parent: Higher One, Inc.
target: Campus Labs
Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) is the leading platform and service provider for assessment in higher education. Campus Labs is the only specialized, comprehensive assessment program that combines data collection, reporting, organization, and campus-wide integration.
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closed 2/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Academic Management Systems, Inc. merged with Invoke Solutions,

synopsis: Invoke Solutions, a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies, has merged with Academic Management Systems, Inc. Founded in 1997, Academic Management Systems Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education.
buyer: Invoke Solutions
Invoke Solutions is a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies. Its patented software is considered the pioneer in real-time large-scale qualitative and quantitative market research. "
target parent: North Atlantic Capital
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Since 1997, Academic Management Systems, Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education. Its student-ratings-of-instruction system, CoursEval™ is used by 300 colleges, universities, and professional schools around the world.
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closed 8/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Higher One, Inc., acquired Campus Labs

synopsis: Higher One announced that it will be acquiring substantially all of the assets of Campus Labs, the leading comprehensive assessment platform for higher education that combines data collection, reporting, and analytics to help promote student and institutional success.
buyer: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One provides higher education institutions and their students with efficient, convenient and easy-to-use solutions to handle financial disbursements. These include: student refunds, on-campus and community purchases, payroll and employee expenses, as well as the collection of payments. "
target: Campus Labs
Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) is the leading platform and service provider for assessment in higher education. Campus Labs is the only specialized, comprehensive assessment program that combines data collection, reporting, organization, and campus-wide integration.
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closed 9/23/2010 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Academic Management Systems, Inc.

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc. announced the acquisition of Academic Management Systems (AMS) and its flagship product CoursEval. ConnectEDU will continue to support, enhance and grow the CoursEval higher education and health professions client base as well as extending the solution into the ConnectEDU K-12 client base.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their career. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
target parent: Liaison International, Inc.
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Academic Management Systems provides information technology products to the higher education and professional education communities; to create a network of institutions sharing common technologies and business processes; and to shape the future of higher education and professional education.
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closed 10/27/2015 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired Pathbrite

synopsis: Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide, announced its acquisition of Pathbrite's best-in-class ePortfolio solution. Pathbrite enables students to collect, track and showcase their work to demonstrate completion of assignments.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,313.70)
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement. "
target: Pathbrite
Pathbrite was a venture-backed ed tech company based in San Francisco. Pathbrite has users at 900 schools, colleges, universities and organizations in the world. Pathbrite's portfolio platform is poised to revolutionize learning, teaching and assessment across the globe.
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closed 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

Handshake, acquired TalentSpace GmbH

synopsis: European virtual and hybrid recruiting platform Talentspace, has been acquired by talent network Handshake. Talentspace is the most interactive hybrid and virtual recruiting events platform for universities, employers and career fair organizers.
buyer: Handshake
Handshake is the college career network of the future, built to transform the recruiting experience for college students, career centers and employers. They do this by connecting college students and young alumni to a national network, all built on a fast, scalable, mobile infrastructure. "
target: TalentSpace GmbH
Talentspace is the most interactive hybrid and virtual recruiting events platform for universities, employers and career fair organizers. Through their platform, employers can connect, engage with, and hire top talents, making it the most complete event solution on the market.
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closed 1/12/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Interfolio, Inc., acquired Data180

synopsis: Interfolio, a pioneer in tech solutions for faculty hiring, promotion, & tenure, announced its acquisition of DATA180, a leader in tools for faculty-activity reporting. The joining of companies with a shared “faculty first” ethos & complementary services brings unparalleled value to a segment of higher education whose needs have been overlooked.
buyer: Interfolio, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Interfolio is a pioneer in faculty-focused workflow technology. Their product, ByCommittee provides a platform for analytics and business intelligence to help universities make informed, strategic decisions about recruitment, tenure, & professional service. "
target: Data180
Founded in 2002, DATA180 provides the most-advanced technology to help faculty harness the voluminous and varied activity data – from research publications to program evaluations – that must be reported regularly to administrators for internal reviews, compliance and accreditation, among other uses.
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announced 4/21/2022 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., will acquire Interfolio, Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and part of RELX, will acquire Interfolio, a provider of advanced faculty information solutions for higher education. Interfolio supports over 400 higher education institutions, research funders and academic organizations in 25 countries
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Interfolio, Inc.
Interfolio serves colleges and universities, funders and research organizations and individual scholars. Interfolio provides scholar-first products for the full academic lifecycle—from job seeking to professional accomplishments, committee service, funding award compliance, career growth and beyond.
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closed 8/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Interfolio, Inc., acquired Researchfish

synopsis: Research Fish, a Cambridge, UK-based company that makes it easy for researchers, universities and funders to gather, present, and evaluate the academic, social, and economic impact of their research, has been acquired by Interfolio, a company that provides the first administrative enterprise SaaS solution to facilitate academic decision support.
buyer: Interfolio, Inc.
Interfolio is on a mission to create smart, inspired and beautiful products for faculty and academic communities. By providing the first administrative enterprise SaaS solution to facilitate academic decision support, they have built an engine for intelligent decision making in higher education. "
target: Researchfish
Research Fish is a UK-based company that makes it easy for researchers, universities and funders to gather, present, and evaluate the academic, social, and economic impact of their research. They have pioneered a systematic and organized methodology for tracking research and reporting impact.
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announced 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, will acquire Interfolio, Inc.

synopsis: Interfolio, a Farragut North–based edtech company that makes decision support software for college and university faculty members, is set to be acquired by New York-based venture capital and private equity firm Insight Venture Partners.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Insight has raised more than $18 billion and invested in over 300 companies worldwide. "
target: Interfolio, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Interfolio is a pioneer in faculty-focused workflow technology. Their product, ByCommittee provides a platform for analytics and business intelligence to help universities make informed, strategic decisions about recruitment, tenure, & professional service.
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closed 1/12/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Interfolio, Inc., acquired Data180

synopsis: Interfolio, a pioneer in tech solutions for faculty hiring, promotion, & tenure, announced its acquisition of DATA180, a leader in tools for faculty-activity reporting. The joining of companies with a shared “faculty first” ethos & complementary services brings unparalleled value to a segment of higher education whose needs have been overlooked.
buyer: Interfolio, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Interfolio is a pioneer in faculty-focused workflow technology. Their product, ByCommittee provides a platform for analytics and business intelligence to help universities make informed, strategic decisions about recruitment, tenure, & professional service. "
target: Data180
Founded in 2002, DATA180 provides the most-advanced technology to help faculty harness the voluminous and varied activity data – from research publications to program evaluations – that must be reported regularly to administrators for internal reviews, compliance and accreditation, among other uses.
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closed 1/12/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Interfolio, Inc., acquired Data180

synopsis: Interfolio, a pioneer in tech solutions for faculty hiring, promotion, & tenure, announced its acquisition of DATA180, a leader in tools for faculty-activity reporting. The joining of companies with a shared “faculty first” ethos & complementary services brings unparalleled value to a segment of higher education whose needs have been overlooked.
buyer: Interfolio, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Interfolio is a pioneer in faculty-focused workflow technology. Their product, ByCommittee provides a platform for analytics and business intelligence to help universities make informed, strategic decisions about recruitment, tenure, & professional service. "
target: Data180
Founded in 2002, DATA180 provides the most-advanced technology to help faculty harness the voluminous and varied activity data – from research publications to program evaluations – that must be reported regularly to administrators for internal reviews, compliance and accreditation, among other uses.
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announced 4/21/2022 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., will acquire Interfolio, Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and part of RELX, will acquire Interfolio, a provider of advanced faculty information solutions for higher education. Interfolio supports over 400 higher education institutions, research funders and academic organizations in 25 countries
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Interfolio, Inc.
Interfolio serves colleges and universities, funders and research organizations and individual scholars. Interfolio provides scholar-first products for the full academic lifecycle—from job seeking to professional accomplishments, committee service, funding award compliance, career growth and beyond.
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announced 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, will acquire Interfolio, Inc.

synopsis: Interfolio, a Farragut North–based edtech company that makes decision support software for college and university faculty members, is set to be acquired by New York-based venture capital and private equity firm Insight Venture Partners.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Insight has raised more than $18 billion and invested in over 300 companies worldwide. "
target: Interfolio, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Interfolio is a pioneer in faculty-focused workflow technology. Their product, ByCommittee provides a platform for analytics and business intelligence to help universities make informed, strategic decisions about recruitment, tenure, & professional service.
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closed 6/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Watermark, acquired Digital Measures

synopsis: Watermark announced that Digital Measures, the leading provider of web-based faculty activity reporting software, joined the Watermark family. With this addition, Watermark becomes the market leader in outcomes assessment, accreditation management, and faculty activity reporting solutions.
buyer parent: Technology Crossover Ventures
buyer: Watermark
Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, educators, and learners. Through its innovative educational intelligence platform, Watermark supports institutions in developing an intentional approach to learning and development based on data they can trust. "
target: Digital Measures
Digital Measures seeks to empower universities to succeed at a higher level. The company’s flagship product, Activity Insight, simplifies faculty activity data collection and reporting, and its Workflow Module brings the same efficiency to faculty reviews and more.
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closed 12/11/2013 via Company Press Release

Thomson Intellectual Property & Science, acquired Avedas

synopsis: The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of information for businesses and professionals, announced it has acquired German-based Avedas, a company specializing in the development and implementation of current research information systems.
buyer parent: Thomson Reuters
buyer: Thomson Intellectual Property & Science (:$1,876.89)
Thomson Intellectual Property & Science provides integrated information solutions to researchers and librarians, physicians and pharmacists, and other professionals worldwide. It offers Intellectual Property, Life Sciences, and Scholarly Research, Publishing & Analysis services. "
target: Avedas
Avedas specializes in the development and implementation of current research information systems. Avedas’ flagship research information system, CONVERIS® 5, supports universities, research institutions and funding agencies in collecting and managing data across the research life cycle.
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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 (:$528.60)
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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closed 3/27/2014 via PR Web

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PeopleAdmin, Inc.

synopsis: PeopleAdmin, Inc., the leading provider of on-demand talent management solutions for higher education and government, announced that it has been acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a private equity firm with over $7 billion in committed capital.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a U.S. based private equity firm that invests capital committed to dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. "
target: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for higher education and government. PeopleAdmin’s software enables more than 700 clients to streamline the hiring process; onboard new employees; efficiently manage positions and employee performance; and more.
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closed 4/4/2006 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired Chat University

synopsis: Hobsons EMT division, which helps colleges and universities improve recruitment and enrollment through technology, has acquired Chat University, a technology company that provides college and university admissions offices with Web-based chat and other services.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: Chat University
Boston-based Chat University began with a single product, Online Chat, and has since developed a full range of products designed exclusively for college and university admissions offices.
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closed 12/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Symplicity Corporation, acquired Orbis Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Symplicity Corporation, a global leader in student employability and engagement software, has acquired Orbis Communications, an experiential learning solution in Canada. Orbis provides actionable insights to higher learning and employment. Their platform supports career ready graduates by connecting in-class learning with real world experiences.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Symplicity Corporation
Symplicity is a global leader in student employability and engagement software solutions to more than 2,000 colleges and universities. The Company's SaaS platform supports the full student experience, including early talent recruiting, accessibility, wellness and behavioral intervention. "
target: Orbis Communications, Inc.
Orbis Communications is an experiential learning solution for post-secondary institutions in Canada. Orbis provides transparency and actionable insights to higher learning and employment. Their platform supports career ready graduates by connecting in-class learning with real world experiences.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Campus Labs, acquired Courseval

synopsis: Campus Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of EdCentric, Inc. and a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Academic Management Systems LLC (Courseval), a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Labs
Campus Labs empowers institutions to make valuable connections with their data. The Company offers a complete set of integrated solutions for areas such as assessment, retention, teaching, learning, student engagement, and institutional effectiveness. "
target parent: Invoke Solutions
target: Courseval
Academic Management Systems, LLC, the developer of CoursEval, is a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance. The Company currently serves more than 300 higher education institutions.
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closed 11/25/2015 via Company Press Release

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Campus Labs

synopsis: Higher One Holdings, Inc. announced that it reached an agreement to sell its Campus Labs data analytics business to an affiliate of Leeds Equity Partners. Campus Labs provides a software platform for colleges and universities to make data-driven, strategic decisions ranging from accreditation to student retention to effective operations.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is the pioneer in private equity investing in the knowledge sector, which includes the education, training, business services, and information services and software industries. Leeds Equity has deployed over $2.6 billion of capital in investments across the knowledge sector. "
target parent: Higher One, Inc.
target: Campus Labs
Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) is the leading platform and service provider for assessment in higher education. Campus Labs is the only specialized, comprehensive assessment program that combines data collection, reporting, organization, and campus-wide integration.
price ($mm)
$91
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closed 2/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Academic Management Systems, Inc. merged with Invoke Solutions,

synopsis: Invoke Solutions, a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies, has merged with Academic Management Systems, Inc. Founded in 1997, Academic Management Systems Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education.
buyer: Invoke Solutions
Invoke Solutions is a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies. Its patented software is considered the pioneer in real-time large-scale qualitative and quantitative market research. "
target parent: North Atlantic Capital
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Since 1997, Academic Management Systems, Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education. Its student-ratings-of-instruction system, CoursEval™ is used by 300 colleges, universities, and professional schools around the world.
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closed 8/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Higher One, Inc., acquired Campus Labs

synopsis: Higher One announced that it will be acquiring substantially all of the assets of Campus Labs, the leading comprehensive assessment platform for higher education that combines data collection, reporting, and analytics to help promote student and institutional success.
buyer: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One provides higher education institutions and their students with efficient, convenient and easy-to-use solutions to handle financial disbursements. These include: student refunds, on-campus and community purchases, payroll and employee expenses, as well as the collection of payments. "
target: Campus Labs
Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) is the leading platform and service provider for assessment in higher education. Campus Labs is the only specialized, comprehensive assessment program that combines data collection, reporting, organization, and campus-wide integration.
price ($mm)[EV]
$38 [$41]
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$8
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6.5x
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closed 9/23/2010 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Academic Management Systems, Inc.

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc. announced the acquisition of Academic Management Systems (AMS) and its flagship product CoursEval. ConnectEDU will continue to support, enhance and grow the CoursEval higher education and health professions client base as well as extending the solution into the ConnectEDU K-12 client base.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their career. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
target parent: Liaison International, Inc.
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Academic Management Systems provides information technology products to the higher education and professional education communities; to create a network of institutions sharing common technologies and business processes; and to shape the future of higher education and professional education.
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closed 10/27/2015 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired Pathbrite

synopsis: Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide, announced its acquisition of Pathbrite's best-in-class ePortfolio solution. Pathbrite enables students to collect, track and showcase their work to demonstrate completion of assignments.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,313.70)
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement. "
target: Pathbrite
Pathbrite was a venture-backed ed tech company based in San Francisco. Pathbrite has users at 900 schools, colleges, universities and organizations in the world. Pathbrite's portfolio platform is poised to revolutionize learning, teaching and assessment across the globe.
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closed 4/13/2022 via BNC Analysis

Handshake, acquired TalentSpace GmbH

synopsis: European virtual and hybrid recruiting platform Talentspace, has been acquired by talent network Handshake. Talentspace is the most interactive hybrid and virtual recruiting events platform for universities, employers and career fair organizers.
buyer: Handshake
Handshake is the college career network of the future, built to transform the recruiting experience for college students, career centers and employers. They do this by connecting college students and young alumni to a national network, all built on a fast, scalable, mobile infrastructure. "
target: TalentSpace GmbH
Talentspace is the most interactive hybrid and virtual recruiting events platform for universities, employers and career fair organizers. Through their platform, employers can connect, engage with, and hire top talents, making it the most complete event solution on the market.
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closed 2/23/2022 via BNC Analysis

Great Learning, acquired Superset

synopsis: Great Learning, a leading ed-tech company in India, has acquired Superset, India's first university recruiting platform. Superset helps universities to streamline the placements process and equips employers with a gateway to reach college talent. Their platform allows users to accept applications, conduct assessments, roll out offers and more.
buyer parent: Byju's
buyer: Great Learning
Great Learning is one of India’s leading ed-tech companies for professional and higher education. Great Learning offers online certification courses from top universities. They provide programs for data science & business analytics, AI, management, cloud computing, digital marketing, and more. "
target: Superset
Superset is India's first official university recruiting platform. Superset helps universities to streamline the placements process and equips employers with a gateway to reach young college talent. Their platform allows users to accept applications, conduct assessments, roll out offers and more.
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closed 10/1/2021 via BNC Analysis

Infobase, purchased Purple Briefcase from Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC

synopsis: Infobase, a cloud-based educational solutions provider specializing in facilitating the connection between content, people, and learning, acquired Purple Briefcase, a platform offering solutions for career services administration and employer recruiting, as well as student-facing tools for jobs, internships, and mentor networking.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Infobase
Infobase, a Centre Lane Partners portfolio company, is an educational solutions provider facilitating the connection between content, people, and the learning experiences that empower all users to evolve personally and professionally throughout their lives. "
seller: Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC
Purple Briefcase is a platform offering solutions for career services administration and employer recruiting, as well as student-facing tools for jobs, internships, and mentor networking. Purple Briefcase allows students and administrators to gauge preparedness to land a first job or internship. 
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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Newswire

Firsthand merged with Vault.com Inc.,

synopsis: Infobase has acquired Firsthand, a career mentoring and engagement platform for students and alumni, and will be merging it with its Vault brand, the leader in employer rankings and career guides. Fusing Vault's career content and Firsthand's engagement platform will create a next-generation employer branding and career readiness platform.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Vault.com Inc.
Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession. Vault is best known for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs. "
target: Firsthand
Firsthand is the premier career mentoring and engagement platform provider worldwide. Firsthand's all-in-one engagement platform is the meeting place for virtual career and enrollment fairs, mentoring, job postings, groups, forums, a fully fledged alumni directory, and more.
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closed 10/10/2018 via PR Newswire

Trilogy Education Services, acquired JobTrack

synopsis: Trilogy Education, a leading workforce accelerator, announced the acquisition of JobTrack, a career services platform. JobTrack is a platform that streamlines and accelerates the job search process, enabling users to quickly and easily manage applications and interviews.
buyer: Trilogy Education Services
Trilogy Education is a workforce accelerator that empowers the world's leading universities to prepare professionals for high-growth careers in the digital economy. Trilogy's intensive, skills-based training programs bridge regional talent gaps in coding, data analytics, UX/UI, and cybersecurity. "
target: JobTrack
JobTrack is a platform that streamlines and accelerates the job search process, enabling users to quickly and easily manage applications and interviews. Simultaneously, JobTrack provides career advisors with powerful data and analytics to enrich their one-on-one coaching sessions.
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