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closed 6/26/2018 via PR Web

Education Networks of America, acquired CatchOn

synopsis: Education Networks of America (ENA), a provider of transformative technology solutions, has acquired CatchOn, a Dallas-based education technology company. CatchOn is an administrative tool that provides district technology leaders with real-time evidence about app use, implementation fidelity, cost and ROI.
buyer parent: Zelnick Media Capital
buyer: Education Networks of America
Education Networks of America (ENA) delivers transformative connectivity, communication, cloud and security services, supported by exceptional customer care, to education and library communities across the United States. "
target: CatchOn
CatchOn is an administrative tool that provides district technology leaders with real-time evidence about app use, implementation fidelity, cost and ROI. The tool collects data on every device, app, software and website activity, allowing districts to see activities on all devices at their schools.
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announced 3/17/2021 via BusinessWire

Golden Gate Capital, will acquire Securly, Inc.

synopsis: Golden Gate Capital, a leading private equity investment firm, will acquire Securly, the Silicon Valley-based student safety pioneers. Securly is an end-to-end student safety and device management platform serving more than 10 million students globally across 2,500 K-12 school districts.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with over $17 billion of committed capital. The principals of Golden Gate Capital have a long and successful history of investing across a wide range of industries and transaction types. "
target: Securly, Inc.
Securly is the end-to-end student safety and device management platform for K–12. Securly’s unified solutions address the student digital experience from all angles, with industry-leading AI and cloud-based technologies.
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closed 3/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Securly, Inc., acquired TechPilot Labs

synopsis: Securly, a company that designs and develops cloud based filtering solutions for schools, has acquired TechPilot Labs, a software development company producing mobile device management solutions with a heavy focus in the K-12 education space.
buyer: Securly, Inc.
Securly, Inc. designs and develops cloud based filtering solutions for schools. It offers In-School Filtering and Take-Home Filtering solutions for students with secure access to learning tools, such as YouTube, Google, and Wikipedia in the classroom. "
target: TechPilot Labs
TechPilot Labs is a software development company producing mobile device management solutions with a heavy focus in the K-12 education space. TechPilot products are used to manage Apple platforms as well as Chrome.
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closed 7/1/2016 via Company Press Release

BigAir, acquired CyberHound Pty Ltd.

synopsis: BigAir Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of all the shares in CyberHound Pty Ltd. CyberHound provides a fully managed security solution to the business market and is the leading provider of Cybersafety and digital learning enablement services to the education sector in Australia, currently supporting more than 350 schools.
buyer: BigAir (ASX:BGL:$57.85)
The BigAir Group is an Australian public company which has quickly grown into one of Australia’s leading providers of managed services and cloud-based solutions, networking infrastructure, and fully managed campus-based networking. "
target: CyberHound Pty Ltd.
CyberHound develops learning enablement and cybersafety solutions for K-12 classrooms. With Sixth Sense Technology they provide ‘Actionable Intelligence’ to enhance visibility and insight into internet and network-based activity, capturing issues such as cyberbullying, self-harm and radicalisation.
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg Vault, acquired NetBox Blue Pty Ltd

synopsis: Bloomberg announced that is has acquired the intellectual property, patents, and engineering assets of Netbox Blue, a global provider of social media risk management and compliance solutions. Netbox Blue's social media monitoring and goverance technology will enchance Bloomberg's enterprise compliance platform called Bloomberg Vault.
buyer parent: Bloomberg L.P.
buyer: Bloomberg Vault
Bloomberg Vault is a secure managed service for information governance, surveillance, data analytics and trade reconstruction across the enterprise. It leverages the scalability and reliability of Bloomberg's global infrastructure, which distributes messages and manages billion archived records. "
target: NetBox Blue Pty Ltd
Netbox Blue is a leading provider of innovative internet compliance, management and security solutions. Netbox Blue provides organisations with unique, real-time social media analysis and controls with predictive outcomes and benefits.
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closed 2/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

JAMF, acquired ZuluDesk B.V.

synopsis: Jamf, the world leader in macOS and iOS management, has acquired ZuluDesk, a Dutch provider of powerful, cost effective Mobile Device Management systems for the modern digital classroom. ZuluDesk enables teachers to manage all Apple devices in their classroom, resulting in less distractions during class.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: JAMF (JAMF:$290.23)
Since 2002, Jamf has been focused on helping organizations succeed with Apple. Jamf is committed to enabling IT to empower end users and bring the legendary Apple experience to businesses, education and government organizations via its Jamf Pro and Jamf Now solutions. "
target: ZuluDesk B.V.
ZuluDesk is a Dutch provider of powerful, cost effective Mobile Device Management systems for the modern digital classroom. ZuluDesk enables teachers to manage all Apple devices in their classroom, resulting in less distractions during class.
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announced 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

iFLYTEK, will acquire Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd

synopsis: Iflytek Co., Ltd. declared intent to acquire 100% stake in Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd. who is engaged in education information service, with schools and educational government agencies as customers.
buyer: iFLYTEK (SZSE:002230:$418.02)
iFLYTEK is a national key software enterprise dedicated to the research of intelligent speech and language technologies, development of software and chip products, provision of speech information services, and integration of E-government systems. "
target: Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd
Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd. designs and develops educational information software and online education public cloud platforms which include digital campus, educational cloud platform, and educational Internet of Things. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Beijing, China.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Web

CivicPlus, acquired Virtual Towns & Schools

synopsis: CivicPlus, the nation’s leader in integrated technology for local government, has announced it has acquired Virtual Towns & Schools and its Drupal-based content management system (CMS). The addition will allow CivicPlus to offer a CivicCMS product solution that will expand its product portfolio & strengthen its ability to provide a right-sized CMS.
buyer: CivicPlus
CivicPlus provides tailored solutions that help clients do more with less. Through the power of their product suites, they have partnered with over 2000 local governments, streamlining their work and helping them better connect with citizens. "
target: Virtual Towns & Schools
Virtual Towns & Schools (VTS) offers a Drupal®-based content management system (CMS). VTS is the largest provider of government websites in the Northeast U.S., and in total, support 450+ municipal and K-12 clients in 15 States.
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closed 12/13/2016 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired School Website

synopsis: Finalsite, the leading website provider and communications platform for the education industry, announced that it has acquired School Website, the largest SaaS-based CMS software provider to schools in the UK. Following the acquisition of School Website, Finalsite will serve over 2,500 schools in more than 70 countries.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite's online learning and communications platform facilitates the distribution of digital content across school communities and in classrooms via a proprietary, SaaS-based software suite accessed through desktops and mobile devices. "
target: School Website
Founded by Daniel Clarke in 2004, School Website is the UK’s leading provider of websites to education, with a portfolio of more than 450 independent schools and 600 primary and secondary schools, as well as the UK’s leading multi-academy trusts.
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closed 1/7/2021 via GlobeNewswire

AssetWorks, acquired Oasys, LLC

synopsis: AssetWorks Risk Management has acquired the assets of Oasys, LLC, a custom software and solutions provider. Oasys helps improve the quality and effectiveness of education by providing an integrated suite of software products that give administrators, educators, and service providers the information they need to support special education students.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: AssetWorks
AssetWorks delivers industry-leading business solutions to help asset- and infrastructure-intensive organizations. Using the latest cloud and mobile computing technologies, their asset management solutions and domain expertise help organizations eliminate waste, redundancy, and inefficiency. "
target: Oasys, LLC
Oasys is a provider of custom Special Education Software for K-12 school districts. With Oasys, school administrators and teachers can maintain the information needed for current, referred, and historical Special Education students.
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closed 11/19/2020 via GlobeNewswire

AssetWorks, acquired Go Solutions

synopsis: AssetWorks, a leading provider of business and asset management solutions, has acquired Go Solutions Group, Inc., a custom software and solutions provider. Go Solutions helps school districts to streamline special education student data and expand their Medicaid billing efforts.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: AssetWorks
AssetWorks delivers industry-leading business solutions to help asset- and infrastructure-intensive organizations. Using the latest cloud and mobile computing technologies, their asset management solutions and domain expertise help organizations eliminate waste, redundancy, and inefficiency. "
target: Go Solutions
Go Solutions is a custom software and solutions provider. Go Solutions helps school districts to streamline special education student data and expand their Medicaid billing efforts. Their solutions simplifies the Medicaid reimbursement process and provides special education staff utilization data.
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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 12/20/2016 via PR Newswire

Frontline Education, acquired Esped.com, Inc.

synopsis: Frontline Education, an education software provider, has acquired eSPED.com, Inc., a leading provider of SaaS solutions for educators, administrators and parents of children with personalized educational needs.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Education
Bringing together the best education software solutions into one unified platform, Frontline makes it possible to efficiently and effectively manage the needs of the education community including Recruiting & Hiring, Absence & Time, Professional Growth and Student Solutions. "
target: Esped.com, Inc.
Located in Andover, Massachusetts, esped is a leading developer of SaaS information systems for teachers, administrators, and parents of children with exceptionalities. Their applications are engineered to save teachers, administrators, and Information Technology departments valuable time and money.
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closed 4/6/2016 via PR Newswire

Frontline Technologies Group LLC, acquired Centris Group

synopsis: Frontline Technologies, a leading K-12 education software company currently serving more than 7,500 school districts nationwide with professional growth and human resources solutions, has acquired Centris Group, a top provider of special education administrative software and professional development offerings.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies provides cloud-based K-12 software that empowers more than 7,500 school districts and millions of educators to positively impact student learning. Frontline partners with the education community to support the entire educator lifecycle. "
target: Centris Group
Centris provides special education software and subject matter expertise to support special education professionals in achieving program compliance, best-practices and efficiency. Centris develops software that is designed from the practitioner's perspective and employs leading-edge technology.
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closed 11/4/2020 via PR Newswire

Frontline Education, acquired SuccessEd

synopsis: Frontline Education, a leading provider of school administration software for the K-12 education community, has acquired SuccessEd, a K-12 software provider. SuccessEd helps educators track compliance and services provided to students in special education, Section 504, Dyslexia, RtI, Medicaid, and ELL.
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: SuccessEd
SuccessEd is an innovative educational software provider that puts time-saving data management tools in the hands of educators. SuccessEd helps educators track compliance and services provided to students in special education, Section 504, Dyslexia, RtI, Medicaid, and ELL.
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closed 7/2/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pearson plc, acquired Psychological Software Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Pearson announce that it has acquired Psychological Software Solutions, Inc., provider of advanced, research-based solutions that help improve student behavior and student academic achievement while meeting local, state and federal mandates.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: Psychological Software Solutions, Inc.
Psychological Software Solutions, Inc. (PSS) is the industry leader in behavioral improvement solutions for schools. PSS’s Review360™ solution is the only web-based, positive behavior management software system proven across multiple tiers of intervention.
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closed 5/16/2011 via PR Newswire

Accelify, LLC, acquired Special Education Information System

synopsis: Accelify, LLC announced the acquisition of Special Education Information System (SEIS), the leading IEP management system in the state of California. Since its launch in 2003, SEIS has proven to be an effective tool for managing the IEP development process for both teachers and administrators.
buyer: Accelify, LLC
Accelify is one of the largest and fastest growing school-based Medicaid billing agents in the country, currently serving hundreds of school districts and local education agencies nationwide. Accelify has more than 20 years of experience with school-based Medicaid. "
target parent: San Joaquin County Office of Education
target: Special Education Information System
Special Education Information System (SEIS) is the leading Individualized Education Program (IEP) management system in the state of California. SEIS is an effective tool for managing the IEP development process for both teachers and administrators.
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closed 7/22/2010 via BusinessWire

Scantron Corporation, acquired Spectrum K12 School Solutions

synopsis: Scantron Corporation has acquired Spectrum K12 School Solutions, a recognized industry leader in providing Response to Intervention (RTI), Student Achievement Management and Special Education software solutions. Spectrum K12 complements and enhances the solutions currently being delivered to the education market by Scantron.
buyer parent: M&F Worldwide Corp.
buyer: Scantron Corporation
Scantron helps education, commercial, and government organizations worldwide measure and improve effectiveness with assessment and survey solutions built on leading products and comprehensive, value-added services. "
target: Spectrum K12 School Solutions
Spectrum K12 partners with educators and administrators as well as collaboratively working with school districts, Spectrum K12 delivers a Student Achievement Management solution suite that manages, administers and prescribes the personalized learning process and data required for all students.
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closed 6/10/2014 via Market Watch

Diamond Municipal Solutions, acquired Dreamstalk Studios Inc.

synopsis: Diamond Municipal Solutions, a subsidiary of StarDyne Technologies Inc. announced that it has acquired Dreamstalk Studios Inc., a provider of content management and web site software and solutions to the K-12 market.
buyer parent: StarDyne Technologies Inc.
buyer: Diamond Municipal Solutions
Diamond Municipal Solutions is a gold certified Microsoft Dynamics partner focused on providing financial and revenue management software to the public sector. They help municipalities automate key business processes through the deployment of cost effective, integrated computing solutions. "
target: Dreamstalk Studios Inc.
Dreamstalk Studios has been providing K-12 educational services since 2005. Their flagship product, Breeze for Teachers, empowers even the least computer savvy teacher on staff to quickly and easily post news, events, homework assignments, sports teams, photos, videos and more.
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closed 4/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Ex Libris Ltd., acquired oMbiel

synopsis: Ex Libris is pleased to announce that it has acquired oMbiel, a leading UK-based SaaS Platform provider of mobile and portal solutions for higher education. campusM, oMbiel’s flagship product, enables educational institutions to deliver services and information to prospective, enrolled, and graduating students, as well as other campus audiences.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries. "
target: oMbiel
oMbiel is a UK-based provider of mobile and portal solutions. campusM™, oMbiel’s flagship product, enables educational institutions to deliver services and information to prospective, enrolled, and graduating students, as well as other campus audiences, through a high-quality user experience.
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closed 6/26/2018 via PR Web

Education Networks of America, acquired CatchOn

synopsis: Education Networks of America (ENA), a provider of transformative technology solutions, has acquired CatchOn, a Dallas-based education technology company. CatchOn is an administrative tool that provides district technology leaders with real-time evidence about app use, implementation fidelity, cost and ROI.
buyer parent: Zelnick Media Capital
buyer: Education Networks of America
Education Networks of America (ENA) delivers transformative connectivity, communication, cloud and security services, supported by exceptional customer care, to education and library communities across the United States. "
target: CatchOn
CatchOn is an administrative tool that provides district technology leaders with real-time evidence about app use, implementation fidelity, cost and ROI. The tool collects data on every device, app, software and website activity, allowing districts to see activities on all devices at their schools.
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closed 6/26/2018 via PR Web

Education Networks of America, acquired CatchOn

synopsis: Education Networks of America (ENA), a provider of transformative technology solutions, has acquired CatchOn, a Dallas-based education technology company. CatchOn is an administrative tool that provides district technology leaders with real-time evidence about app use, implementation fidelity, cost and ROI.
buyer parent: Zelnick Media Capital
buyer: Education Networks of America
Education Networks of America (ENA) delivers transformative connectivity, communication, cloud and security services, supported by exceptional customer care, to education and library communities across the United States. "
target: CatchOn
CatchOn is an administrative tool that provides district technology leaders with real-time evidence about app use, implementation fidelity, cost and ROI. The tool collects data on every device, app, software and website activity, allowing districts to see activities on all devices at their schools.
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closed 1/18/2018 via BusinessWire

TeleQuality Communications merged with Education Networks of America,

synopsis: Education Networks of America, a company that offers a full suite of connectivity and collaboration services, has completed its merger with TeleQuality Communications Inc., a leading provider of quality telecommunications and network connectivity products and services to rural healthcare facilities.
buyer parent: Zelnick Media Capital
buyer: Education Networks of America
Education Networks of America offers a full suite of connectivity and collaboration services including broadband, Wi-Fi/LAN, communication, and cloud solutions to K–12, higher education institutions, and libraries nationwide. "
target: TeleQuality Communications
TeleQuality Communications Inc. (TQCI) is a leading provider of quality telecommunications and network connectivity products and services to rural healthcare facilities.
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closed 5/12/2016 via PE Hub

Zelnick Media Capital, acquired Education Networks of America

synopsis: ZMC, a leading media and communications private equity firm, announced that affiliates of ZMC have completed a majority stake investment in Education Networks of America, Inc. (“ENA”), a leading provider of Infrastructure as a Service (“IaaS”) solutions to schools and libraries.
buyer: Zelnick Media Capital
Zelnick Media Capital (ZMC) is a leading private equity firm that seeks to identify and invest in companies in the media & communications sector which can benefit from ZMC's industry expertise, management experience and investment acumen. "
target parent: MSouth Equity Partners
target: Education Networks of America
Education Networks of America provides network and communication infrastructure and services to libraries and schools in the U.S. The Nashville, Tenn., company serves about 5,000 end sites, 570 school districts and about 280 libraries.
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closed 5/12/2016 via PE Hub

Zelnick Media Capital, acquired Education Networks of America

synopsis: ZMC, a leading media and communications private equity firm, announced that affiliates of ZMC have completed a majority stake investment in Education Networks of America, Inc. (“ENA”), a leading provider of Infrastructure as a Service (“IaaS”) solutions to schools and libraries.
buyer: Zelnick Media Capital
Zelnick Media Capital (ZMC) is a leading private equity firm that seeks to identify and invest in companies in the media & communications sector which can benefit from ZMC's industry expertise, management experience and investment acumen. "
target parent: MSouth Equity Partners
target: Education Networks of America
Education Networks of America provides network and communication infrastructure and services to libraries and schools in the U.S. The Nashville, Tenn., company serves about 5,000 end sites, 570 school districts and about 280 libraries.
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closed 4/10/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Remote-Learner UK

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of Remote-Learner UK, a leading provider of open source solutions to the education industry, primarily in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Remote-Learner UK provides hosting, support and consulting services in the United Kingdom, Ireland and other regions around the world.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target parent: Remote-Learner
target: Remote-Learner UK
Remote-Learner UK, a subsidiary of the U.S.-based Remote-Learner.Net, Inc., provides hosting, support and consulting services in the United Kingdom, Ireland and other regions around the world.
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announced 12/5/2018 via PR Web

BoomWriter Media, will acquire Squirrel Learning Limited

synopsis: BoomWriter Media, Inc., a leading global provider of online collaborative writing solutions for education, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire United Kingdom based educational professional development and services company Squirrel Learning.
buyer: BoomWriter Media
BoomWriter Media, Inc., is a leading provider of online collaborative writing solutions and a Google for Education Partner. Their collaborative writing site allows students to develop and enhance their writing, reading, vocabulary, and peer-assessment skills on any device. "
target: Squirrel Learning Limited
Squirrel Learning is a United Kingdom-based educational professional development and services company. Squirrel Learning provides digital intervention curriculum and services to schools and district councils throughout the United Kingdom.
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closed 12/20/2017 via PR Web

Edlio, acquired Scholantis

synopsis: Edlio, a provider of communication platforms for K-12 schools and districts, is pleased to announce it has acquired the Canadian software company Scholantis. Scholantis provides schools with custom-designed websites and portals. Scholantis provides the latest in digital technology to the educational process, connecting families with educators.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Edlio
Edlio is a leader in communication platform development for the education market. Its elegant and highly capable content management systems are used to connect students, teachers, faculty, and parents in more than 8,000 schools throughout North America. "
target: Scholantis
Based in Canada, Scholantis provides schools with custom-designed websites and portals. Each project has focused on bringing the latest in digital technology to the educational process, connecting students and their families with educators anywhere there is network access.
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closed 3/20/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Schoolwires, Inc.

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. has acquired Schoolwires, a leading educational website, hosting and content management providers to K-12 schools and districts. The acquisition of Schoolwires will better position Blackboard to improve the student experience through an unmatched combination of K-12 solutions and services focused on communication and engagement.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target: Schoolwires, Inc.
Schoolwires provides a suite of technology products and related services. Its solutions include an integrated website and content management system, a social learning and networking system, a family of mobile applications and an enterprise technology platform.
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closed 1/7/2016 via PR Web

RenWeb School Management Software, acquired Dynamic Internet Applications

synopsis: RenWeb, a FACTS company and the leader in school management solutions for K-12 private schools, has acquired Dynamic Internet Applications (DIA). The company is a leading provider of online website and fundraising tools for schools, churches, and nonprofits.
buyer parent: Nelnet, Inc.
buyer: RenWeb School Management Software
RenWeb School Management Software’s solutions help administrators take back their day from tedious administrative tasks. Their automated services help administrators manage school information like student/family demographics, courses, and classes in one place. "
target: Dynamic Internet Applications
Dynamic Internet Applications, LLC designs Website and fundraising tools for schools, churches, and nonprofits.
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inRESONANCE, acquired Schoolyard, Inc.

synopsis: inRESONANCE (iR), the premier open FileMaker platform for schools and non-profits, acquires Schoolyard and adds the open-source web system to its suite of industry-leading solutions. Schoolyard, Inc is a provider of web services to the independent school commuity specializing in the design and development of affordable open-source websites.
buyer: inRESONANCE
inRESONANCE (iR), based in Northampton, MA, provides technology solutions, services and web development to schools and non-profits. iR focuses on developing a long term strategic partnership with clients, providing strategic IT consulting in conjunction with solutions and training. "
target: Schoolyard, Inc.
Schoolyard is a design firm specializing in the design and development of affordable open-source websites for the independent school market.
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closed 2/27/2013 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired Silver Point Inc.

synopsis: Finalsite announced that it has acquired Silverpoint, a provider of websites and software to independent schools. The acquisition enhances finalsite’s global reach and scale and supports continuing innovation in bringing world-class design services and content management systems to customers.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: finalsite
finalsite's online learning and communications platform facilitates the distribution of digital content across school communities and in classrooms via a proprietary, SaaS-based software suite accessed through desktops and mobile devices. "
target: Silver Point Inc.
Silverpoint provides creative services, software and services to independent schools in the U.S. and internationally. In addition to its award-winning web designs, Silverpoint recently released a customizable native mobile application to better serve its customers across platforms.
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closed 7/31/2020 via PR Newswire

Vnn, Inc., acquired Washington Prep Athletics Network

synopsis: VNN, America's largest and fastest-growing high school sports communication platform, has acquired Washington Prep Athletics Network, a software company and provider of comprehensive data management tools for High School Athletic Directors in Washington. The deal connects thirty-five leagues and 85% of Washington's High Schools to the VNN network.
buyer: Vnn, Inc.
VNN is America's largest and fastest-growing high school sports communication platform. VNN connects the high school sports experience onto a single platform for 19-million passionate parents, athletes, fans, software providers, and athletic professionals across the country. "
target: Washington Prep Athletics Network
WPA Network has been the dominant provider of high school athletic websites and league scheduling and collaboration tools in Washington State for thirteen years currently serving 35 leagues, 350 high schools, and reaching over 95% of high school athletes and families in the State of Washington.
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eNucleus, Inc., acquired Acrux LLC

synopsis: Nucleus, Inc., a provider of niche proprietary supply chain software and service solutions, announced today that it has acquired the assets of Acrux LLC, a privately held provider of integrated java-based educational management software systems.
buyer: eNucleus, Inc. (ENCU:$0.00)
eNucleus is a next generation business process hosting company that delivers software solutions from reliable application platforms via our national data center network. Our primary focus is to deliver vital software applications to companies in specific market verticals that exponentially enhances "
target: Acrux LLC
ACRUX LLC is a leading provider of complete, integrated, java based educational systems. In addition to having superior technology, we offer education and on-going technical support of the K-12 and Higher Education solutions. Our mission is helping schools reach their educational goals by providing
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closed 11/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

Uniti, acquired Information Transport Solutions

synopsis: Uniti, a real estate investment trust, has acquired Information Transport Solutions, Inc. (ITS), a full-service provider of technology solutions integrating voice, video, and data to make educational institutions and organizations more profitable and productive.
buyer: Uniti (UNIT:$993.22)
Uniti is a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on the acquisition and construction of mission-critical communications infrastructure such as fiber, wireless towers and ground leases. "
target: Information Transport Solutions
Information Transport Solutions, Inc. (ITS) is a full-service provider of technology solutions integrating voice, video, and data to make educational institutions and organizations more profitable and productive.
price ($mm)
$54
rev ($mm)
$45
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 8/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Spirit Telecom, will acquire Beachhead Group

synopsis: Spirit Telecom Ltd., an Australian telecommunication services company, will acquire Beachhead Group, an information technology solutions provider in Australia. Beachhead Group offers a comprehensive range of technology solutions for organisations across Australia. They offer cloud hosting and cyber security services.
buyer: Spirit Telecom (ASX:ST1:$25.18)
Spirit Telecom is an Australian telecommunication services company. Spirit provides Australians with fast wireless Internet. The company also provides managed IT services and cloud-based solutions that ensures Australian businesses have the support they need to work and grow. "
target: Beachhead Group
Beachhead Group is an information technology solutions provider in Australia. Beachhead Group offers a comprehensive range of technology solutions for organisations across Australia, from small education providers to multi-national corporations. They offer cloud hosting and cyber security services.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
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announced 3/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Dev Clever, will acquire Phenix Education

synopsis: Dev Clever, a bespoke software development company in the UK, will acquire Phenix Education, a UK-based digital marketing agency focused on the education sector. Phenix Education helps schools to connect with parents, students and teachers in innovative ways. They offer services for school website design, video production, and app development.
buyer: Dev Clever (LSE:DEV:$0.58)
Dev Clever is a bespoke software development company in the UK. Dev Clever helps brands and retailers to redefine how they communicate with their existing and potential clients. Their engagement solutions include instant win promotions, augmented reality games, and virtual reality experiences. "
target: Phenix Education
Phenix Education is a UK-based digital marketing agency focused on the education sector. Phenix Education helps schools to connect with parents, students and teachers in innovative ways. They offer services for school website design, video production, app development and digital brochures.
price ($mm)
$0.27
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/29/2018 via GlobeNewswire

The Glimpse Group, acquired Early Adopter, LLC

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc., a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups, has acquired Early Adopter, LLC, a boutique interactive agency that creates award-winning websites and branding strategies for companies in the fine art, education, and healthcare services sectors.
buyer: The Glimpse Group
The Glimpse Group, Inc. is a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups. The Glimpse Group funds, cultivates, and manages business operations while providing a strong network of professional relationships. "
target: Early Adopter, LLC
Founded in 2008, Early Adopter, LLC is a boutique interactive agency that creates award-winning websites and branding strategies for companies in the fine art, education, and healthcare services sectors. Early Adopter also creates augmented reality projects for the education sector.
price ($mm)
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closed 12/17/2020 via PR Web

PlatformQ Education, purchased Higher Ed Live from mStoner

synopsis: PlatformQ Education, the leading developer of online engagement software and strategies, has acquired the Higher Ed Live professional development network from mStoner. Higher Ed Live provides live, weekly content about admissions, advancement, marketing, student affairs, and communications to higher education professionals.
buyer parent: PlatformQ, LLC.
buyer: PlatformQ Education
PlatformQ Education helps colleges and universities virtualize their online engagement strategies. With its suite of products and managed services, PlatformQ Education enables institutions to meaningfully engage with students, parents, and counselors at every stage of the engagement process. "
seller: mStoner
Higher Ed Live is a professional development network that provides live, weekly content about admissions, advancement, marketing, student affairs, and communications to higher education professionals.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2016 via PR Newswire

Xfive.co, acquired Webvanta

synopsis: Australian-based web development agency Xfive a pioneer of PSD to HTM industry acquired all the assets of Bay Area firm Webvanta, well known for its own CMS.The Xfive acquisition of Webvanta helps Xfive to get more recognition in the US and enter the demanding educational and mission-driven market.
buyer: Xfive.co
Xfive is a solution for design and web agencies looking to expand their capacity for front-end, PHP and Ruby on Rails or WordPress development where care is the foundation of everything they do. "
target: Webvanta
Web designers can use Webvanta to create business sites, information portals, community sites, and membership sites.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/25/2014 via BNC Analysis

Learfield Sports, will acquire SIDEARM Sports Inc.

synopsis: Learfield Sports announced that it has entered an agreement to acquire SIDEARM Sports, one of the leading digital platforms serving over 700 collegiate athletic programs with customized web, social media, design and mobile content services.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Learfield Sports
Learfield Sports owns the multimedia rights to over 90 of the leading college programs in the country and has prominence in all of the major athletic conferences. "
target: SIDEARM Sports Inc.
SIDEARM Sports Inc. operates an online platform for athletic programs with customized web, social media, design, and mobile content services. The company was founded in 1996 and is based in Syracuse, New York.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Paciolan, SIDEARM Sports Inc., acquired NeuLion College

synopsis: SIDEARM Sports, a leader in collegiate athletic digital solutions, and Paciolan, a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions, has acquired NeuLion College. NeuLion provides web publishing, ticketing, donor management, mobile/OTT apps and HD video streaming technology solutions to College & University Athletic Departments.
buyer: Paciolan
buyer: SIDEARM Sports Inc.
Paciolan is a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions for sports and entertainment venues. SIDEARM Sports operates an online platform for athletic programs with customized web, social media, design, and mobile content services. "
target: NeuLion College
NeuLion College provides innovative and affordable technology solutions to College & University Athletic Departments. NeuLion College offers web publishing, ticketing, donor management, mobile/OTT apps and HD video streaming technology solutions.
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