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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 1/12/2022 via BusinessWire

Lightspeed Systems Inc., acquired CatchOn

synopsis: Lightspeed Systems, a trusted partner in learning safety and effectiveness, announced that it has acquired the ENA (Educations Network of America) affiliate CatchOn, Inc. CatchOn is a leading provider of learning analytics for schools. CatchOn is a real-time data analytics provider that captures and shares insights on technology usage.
buyer: Lightspeed Systems Inc.
With over 20 years of providing technology to meet the needs of schools, Lightspeed Systems® is the market leader in online student safety and effectiveness. Lightspeed Systems provides schools worldwide with the most effective web filter, student safety monitor, and classroom management software. "
target parent: Zelnick Media Capital
target: CatchOn
Founded in 2016, CatchOn is a real-time data analytics provider that captures and shares insights on technology usage, data privacy, and student engagement to create more efficient and student-focused educational strategies.
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closed 3/16/2021 via BusinessWire

Golden Gate Capital, acquired Securly, Inc.

synopsis: Golden Gate Capital, a leading private equity investment firm, has acquired 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:$366.39)
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 7/14/2021 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired SchoolPointe, Inc.

synopsis: Finalsite, a global leader in school website and digital communications tools, and majority owned by Bridge Growth Partners, announced it has acquired SchoolPointe, a leading K-12 public school website and mobile app provider. Since 2002, SchoolPointe has been providing world class website and digital communications technology solutions.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite is the preferred website, communications, and marketing platform of 6,000+ schools and universities in 108 countries around the world. Finalsite's products and services transform how schools engage with community members, recruit students and staff, and fundraise. "
target: SchoolPointe, Inc.
Since 2002, SchoolPointe has been providing world class website and digital communications technology solutions to K-12 public schools across the U.S. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, SchoolPointe’s mission is to empower schools through innovation.
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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 6/27/2022 via BNC Analysis

Sourcewell, acquired FilterED Effect

synopsis: Sourcewell, a self-supporting government organization, has acquired FilterED from GreyED, a company that helps schools to maximize the use of technology. FilterED is a cloud-based platform for schools that collects, measures and analyzes school technology information. FilterED gives school leaders a full view of how their district uses technology.
buyer: Sourcewell
Sourcewell is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Sourcewell offers training and shared services to their central Minnesota members, and cooperative purchasing solutions throughout North America. "
target parent: GreyED Solutions
target: FilterED Effect
FilterED is a cloud-based platform for schools that collects, measures and analyzes school technology information. FilterED give school leaders a full view of how their district uses technology so they can prioritize initiatives, track growth, and quickly provide updates to their school board.
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closed 12/29/2021 via Company Press Release

Teachmint, acquired Airlearn

synopsis: India-based Teachmint announces its acquisition with Airlearn, a video engagement platform for education businesses. Founded by Awadhesh Kumar and Somveer Payal in 2020, Airlearn is a video engagement platform providing customizable live teaching and learning solutions to edtech organizations.
buyer: Teachmint
With adoption from 10+ million users, 4,000+ educational institutes, and multiple international edtech partnerships, India-based Teachmint is the only solution catering to end-to-end technological infrastructure needs of educators ranging from K-12 schools to after-school tutoring to universities. "
target: Airlearn
Airlearn is a video engagement platform for education businesses. Founded by Awadhesh Kumar and Somveer Payal in 2020, Airlearn is a video engagement platform providing customizable live teaching and learning solutions to edtech organizations.
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closed 12/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Teachmint, acquired Teachmore

synopsis: India-based venture capital (VC)-backed Teachmint, an education infrastructure startup, announced the acquisition of Teachmore, a course-selling platform which enables teachers to sell educational products like online courses, live classes, quizzes and more, through their own apps and websites.
buyer: Teachmint
With adoption from 10+ million users, 4,000+ educational institutes, and multiple international edtech partnerships, India-based Teachmint is the only solution catering to end-to-end technological infrastructure needs of educators ranging from K-12 schools to after-school tutoring to universities. "
target: Teachmore
Teachmore is a course-selling platform which enables teachers to sell educational products like online courses, live classes, quizzes and more, through their own apps and websites. Teachmore was founded in 2017 by Bhakta and Shah as an all-in-one platform for teachers to launch and sell courses.
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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 1/12/2022 via BusinessWire

Lightspeed Systems Inc., acquired CatchOn

synopsis: Lightspeed Systems, a trusted partner in learning safety and effectiveness, announced that it has acquired the ENA (Educations Network of America) affiliate CatchOn, Inc. CatchOn is a leading provider of learning analytics for schools. CatchOn is a real-time data analytics provider that captures and shares insights on technology usage.
buyer: Lightspeed Systems Inc.
With over 20 years of providing technology to meet the needs of schools, Lightspeed Systems® is the market leader in online student safety and effectiveness. Lightspeed Systems provides schools worldwide with the most effective web filter, student safety monitor, and classroom management software. "
target parent: Zelnick Media Capital
target: CatchOn
Founded in 2016, CatchOn is a real-time data analytics provider that captures and shares insights on technology usage, data privacy, and student engagement to create more efficient and student-focused educational strategies.
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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 3/3/2022 via BusinessWire

Zayo Group, LLC, acquired Education Networks of America

synopsis: Zayo Group, a leading global provider of fiber-based communications solutions, has acquired Nashville-based Education Networks of America (ENA), a market-leader in providing managed network connectivity and security services to E-Rate-funded school districts. Previous investor ZMC will exit its position as part of this transaction.
buyer: Zayo Group, LLC (:$2,586.20)
Zayo Group provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world's most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming society. Zayo's 126,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. "
target parent: Zelnick Media Capital
target: Education Networks of America
Nashville-based Education Networks of America (ENA) is a market-leader in providing managed network connectivity and security services to E-Rate-funded school districts and other public sector customers. ENA delivers transformative technology solutions supported by exceptional customer care.
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closed 1/12/2022 via BusinessWire

Lightspeed Systems Inc., acquired CatchOn

synopsis: Lightspeed Systems, a trusted partner in learning safety and effectiveness, announced that it has acquired the ENA (Educations Network of America) affiliate CatchOn, Inc. CatchOn is a leading provider of learning analytics for schools. CatchOn is a real-time data analytics provider that captures and shares insights on technology usage.
buyer: Lightspeed Systems Inc.
With over 20 years of providing technology to meet the needs of schools, Lightspeed Systems® is the market leader in online student safety and effectiveness. Lightspeed Systems provides schools worldwide with the most effective web filter, student safety monitor, and classroom management software. "
target parent: Zelnick Media Capital
target: CatchOn
Founded in 2016, CatchOn is a real-time data analytics provider that captures and shares insights on technology usage, data privacy, and student engagement to create more efficient and student-focused educational strategies.
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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 3/3/2022 via BusinessWire

Zayo Group, LLC, acquired Education Networks of America

synopsis: Zayo Group, a leading global provider of fiber-based communications solutions, has acquired Nashville-based Education Networks of America (ENA), a market-leader in providing managed network connectivity and security services to E-Rate-funded school districts. Previous investor ZMC will exit its position as part of this transaction.
buyer: Zayo Group, LLC (:$2,586.20)
Zayo Group provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world's most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming society. Zayo's 126,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. "
target parent: Zelnick Media Capital
target: Education Networks of America
Nashville-based Education Networks of America (ENA) is a market-leader in providing managed network connectivity and security services to E-Rate-funded school districts and other public sector customers. ENA delivers transformative technology solutions supported by exceptional customer care.
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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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closed 1/7/2015 via Company Press Release

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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$9.00
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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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closed 5/27/2005 via BusinessWire

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:$0.00)
eNucleus is a next generation business process hosting company that delivers software solutions from reliable application platforms via our national data center network. Our primary focus is to deliver vital software applications to companies in specific market verticals that exponentially enhances "
target: Acrux LLC
ACRUX LLC is a leading provider of complete, integrated, java based educational systems. In addition to having superior technology, we offer education and on-going technical support of the K-12 and Higher Education solutions. Our mission is helping schools reach their educational goals by providing
price ($mm)
$0.15
rev ($mm)
$1
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EV / rev
0.1x
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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
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announced 12/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Veritas Capital, will acquire finalsite

synopsis: Veritas Capital, a leading private investment firm, will acquire Finalsite, a global leader in school website and digital communications tools, from Bridge Growth Partners. Finalsite provides software as a service (SaaS) solutions to over 8,000 schools and universities across 115 different countries.
buyer: Veritas Capital
Veritas Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide. "
target parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
target: finalsite
Finalsite is the preferred website, communications, enrollment and marketing platform of 8,000+ schools and universities in 115 countries around the world. Finalsite's products and services transform how schools engage with community members, recruit students and staff, and fundraise.
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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.
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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
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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 (VRAR:$3.42)
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.
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closed 4/13/2022 via BusinessWire

Jenzabar, Inc., acquired Spark451

synopsis: Jenzabar, Inc., a leading technology innovator in higher education serving the new student, announced that it has acquired Spark451, a full-service marketing and technology firm providing enrollment strategies for the higher education market.
buyer: Jenzabar, Inc.
Created out of a passion for education and a vision for technology, Jenzabar offers disruptive, innovative software solutions and services that empower students’ success and help higher education institutions meet the demands of the modern student. "
target: Spark451
Spark451 is a higher education enrollment strategy, technology, and marketing firm that combines creativity with powerful technology to achieve measurable results.
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closed 10/6/2021 via Company Press Release

Carnegie Dartlet LLC, acquired mStoner

synopsis: Higher education marketing and enrollment strategy leader Carnegie Dartlet LLC (“Carnegie”) has acquired mStoner, one of the industry’s most trusted web design and technology companies. The acquisition demonstrates Carnegie’s commitment to delivering comprehensive and custom solutions for its university partners.
buyer parent: Heritage Capital, LLC
buyer: Carnegie Dartlet LLC
Carnegie (Carnegie Dartlet) is a higher education enrollment marketing and strategy leader that delivers custom marketing and communications solutions through integrated research, strategy, digital marketing, lead generation, Slate optimization, Student Search, and creative. "
target: mStoner
mStoner, Inc. is a web development and technology agency that builds elegant, creative, and effective web solutions for higher education. mStoner crafts powerful, tailored, human-centric online experiences to illuminate clients’ brands and allow institutions to tell the story only they can tell.
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closed 7/1/2021 via PR Web

Advomatic merged with Four Kitchens,

synopsis: Advomatic has merged with Four Kitchens, a distributed web design agency. Advomatic is a digital agency that builds long lasting websites that are easy to navigate and are bug-free. Advomatic helps nonprofits, higher ed institutions, and other organizations to build and maintain feature-rich, high-performance websites that are easy to manage.
buyer: Four Kitchens
Four Kitchens is a distributed web design agency. Four Kitchens creates impactful websites, design systems, and apps for forward-thinking teams. They offer services for accessibility, user experience, design, support, staff augmentation, consulting, and more. "
target: Advomatic
Advomatic is a digital agency that builds long lasting websites that are easy to navigate and are bug-free. Advomatic helps nonprofits, higher ed institutions, and other organizations to build, improve, and maintain feature-rich, high-performance websites that are easy to manage.
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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.
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