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Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired LifeCubby

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leader in the childhood education industry, announced its acquisition of LifeCubby, the recognized leader in early childhood education childcare center management and family engagement software.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of educational products, primarily for early childhood learning centers, elementary schools, PTAs, and consumers. The company has three core divisions: Supplies, Equipment, and Services. "
target: LifeCubby
LifeCubby provides a set of cloud-based child care management software tools that bring efficiency and functionality to the childcare center. LifeCubby is positioned to give teachers and families a feature set and user interface built specifically for their needs and preferences.
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announced 5/15/2019 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Kinderlime

synopsis: Procare Software, a global leader in child care management solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kinderlime Inc., a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Kinderlime
Kinderlime Inc. is a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions. By simplifying licensing paperwork, attendance, parent billing, staffing and parent connections, Kinderlime has operationalized over 5,000 schools nationwide.
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closed 4/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sen Corporation, acquired HOIKU ICT Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Sen Corporation, the company that operates Hi Cheese!, has acquired Tokyo-based Hoiku ICT Co., Ltd., a company that develops and provides a childcare work support system for kindergartens and nursery schools. Their cloud based platform offers solutions for child care management, attendance, sleep scheduling, allergy tracking, and more.
buyer: Sen Corporation
Sen Corporation has advanced experience in both IT and photography industry. Their service Hi Cheese! is a One-stop service for any kind of photo-related business. They send a trained professional photographer to schools to take photos, and upload photos to their website. "
target: HOIKU ICT Co., Ltd.
Hoiku ICT Co., Ltd. develops and provides a childcare work support system for kindergartens and nursery schools. The company is based in Tokyo, Japan. They support the realization of better childcare by supporting the school affairs with IT and increasing the time spent in contact with children.
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announced 5/3/2017 via BNC Analysis

iCollege Ltd., will acquire Lara Group Plc

synopsis: iCollege, a training organization that provides specialist education to students from all over the world, will acquire Lara Group plc, the UK's largest dedicated childcare vocational training and SaaS provider. Lara Group provides training and apprenticeships to childcare management software, fee collection, and marketing services.
buyer: iCollege Ltd. (ASX:ICT:$9.23)
iCollege is a training organization that provides specialist education to students from all over the world. They help workers stay relevant in an ever-changing employment environment. The online education provider creates more engaging training experiences for people looking to get ahead. "
target: Lara Group Plc
Lara Group is a global conglomerate that provides developmental products and services to the early years’ sector. Lara Group provides a number of high-quality products and services, these include training and apprenticeships to childcare management software, fee collection, and marketing services.
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$1
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closed 11/3/2016 via Market Wire

Brightwheel, acquired MyChild

synopsis: Brightwheel, the first all-in-one platform for early education, announced it has acquired MyChild, a company with a similar focus on helping schools and childcare providers go paperless. MyChild is a parent engagement tool that helps users focus on child development instead of paperwork.
buyer: Brightwheel
Brightwheel is the first all-in-one platform for early education. Through brightwheel, teachers can easily track attendance, record assessments, share photos and notes, and gain insights into daily activities -- while administrators can manage enrollment, staffing, licensing requirements, and more. "
target: MyChild
MyChild is a parent engagement tool that helps users focus on child development instead of paperwork. Clients benefit from increased parent engagement, higher retention of children and staff, and decreased costs.
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closed 2/9/2015 via PR Newswire

Teaching Strategies, Inc., acquired Tadpoles

synopsis: Teaching Strategies is pleased to announce the acquisition of Tadpoles, a leading provider of child management solutions to the private childcare market. Tadpoles' digital communications tools were created to help childcare programs involve parents and simplify operations, improving the quality of care and developmental outcomes for young children.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies is a dynamic educational publishing company that serves the early childhood community exclusively, bringing curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through kindergarten. "
target: Tadpoles
Tadpoles helps early childhood programs to streamline operations and parent communication through mobile technology. Working with childcare centers and preschools around the world, Tadpoles delivers mobile software solutions designed specifically to support student achievement and involve parents.
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closed 5/20/2015 via PE Hub

TA Associates, acquired Procare Software

synopsis: TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, announced it has completed a majority investment in Procare Software. Procare provides integrated payment processing, software, hardware and data hosting to child care businesses and organizations, helping them streamline management, administration and recordkeeping.
buyer: TA Associates
TA Associates is one of the oldest and largest growth private equity firms in the world. They invest in growing private companies in exciting industries, with the goal of helping management teams build their businesses into great companies. "
target: Procare Software
Founded in 1992, Procare provides integrated payment processing, software, hardware and data hosting to child care businesses and organizations, helping them streamline management, administration and recordkeeping.
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closed 3/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Escola em Movimento, acquired Pertoo

synopsis: Escola em Movimento, a company in Brazil that helps educational institutions to improve their communications, has acquired Pertoo, a Brazil based company that offers a mobile platform that helps parents, students, and teachers communicate more efficiently. Pertoo allows users to exchange messages in order to schedule meetings and send reminders.
buyer: Escola em Movimento
Escola em Movimento is a company in Brazil that helps educational institutions improve their communication with parents, students, and employees through computers, smartphones, and tablets. The company's platform can send messages, photos, videos, create service channels, and set up calendars. "
target: Pertoo
Pertoo is a Brazil based company that offers a mobile platform that helps parents, students, and teachers communicate more efficiently. The platform allows teachers and parents to exchange messages in order to schedule meetings, send reminders, and share important announcements.
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closed 3/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Edlio, acquired Sangha

synopsis: Edlio, a leading provider of custom Content Management Systems for schools and school districts, announced its acquisition and integration of Sangha, an innovative personalized parent interaction app. The application provides actionable calendars that delivers only the most pertinent and relevant information to the parents.
buyer: Edlio
Edlio powers more than 5,000 school and district websites nationwide with its easy-to-use content management system. Each website features a responsive design that reflects each school's brand and is packed with features designed specifically for teachers and school administrators. "
target: Sangha
Sangha helps districts, schools, teachers and groups to connect, inform, and interact with parents. With Sangha's actionable calendar based platform all parties in a school or out of school organization can co-ordinate, plan and share events and tasks for upcoming days, weeks and months.
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closed 4/5/2018 via PR Newswire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired Contact Group

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, the UK's business critical software provider, has acquired Contact Group, a leading provider of parental engagement and truancy management software to UK schools. Contact Group's award-winning parent engagement software is used by 2,000 UK schools, nurseries and sixth form colleges to help improve school-home communications.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS Software Group is the 6th largest privately-owned software supplier in the UK. IRIS offers the greatest range of specialist accountancy, financial management, human resource management, payroll and education solutions, delivered as a choice of integrated on premise and cloud-based applications."
target: Contact Group
Contact Group is a leading provider of parental engagement and truancy management software to UK schools. Contact Group's multi-award-winning parent engagement software is used by 2,000 UK schools, nurseries and sixth form colleges to help improve school-home communications.
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closed 8/1/2018 via PR Newswire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired LifeCubby

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leader in the childhood education industry, announced its acquisition of LifeCubby, the recognized leader in early childhood education childcare center management and family engagement software.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of educational products, primarily for early childhood learning centers, elementary schools, PTAs, and consumers. The company has three core divisions: Supplies, Equipment, and Services. "
target: LifeCubby
LifeCubby provides a set of cloud-based child care management software tools that bring efficiency and functionality to the childcare center. LifeCubby is positioned to give teachers and families a feature set and user interface built specifically for their needs and preferences.
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closed 8/1/2018 via PR Newswire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired LifeCubby

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leader in the childhood education industry, announced its acquisition of LifeCubby, the recognized leader in early childhood education childcare center management and family engagement software.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of educational products, primarily for early childhood learning centers, elementary schools, PTAs, and consumers. The company has three core divisions: Supplies, Equipment, and Services. "
target: LifeCubby
LifeCubby provides a set of cloud-based child care management software tools that bring efficiency and functionality to the childcare center. LifeCubby is positioned to give teachers and families a feature set and user interface built specifically for their needs and preferences.
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closed 4/19/2017 via PR Newswire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired Frog Street Press

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading provider of educational tools and solutions to early childhood and elementary school teachers, has acquired Frog Street Press Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive early childhood education solutions for children of ages 0 – 5 years to public schools, Head Start programs and early child care centers.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of over 20,000 innovative, high-quality and grade-appropriate educational products and teaching solutions. The company has three core divisions: Supplies, Equipment, and Services. "
target: Frog Street Press
Frog Street Press is a leading provider of comprehensive early childhood education solutions for children of ages 0-5 years to public schools, Head Start programs and early child care centers. They equip early childhood educators with best-in-class curricular programs with proven learning outcomes.
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closed 3/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired Childcare Education Institute

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading provider of educational tools and solutions to early childhood and elementary school teachers and parents, has acquired ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI). CCEI is a leading provider of online professional development and data systems for the early child care and education market.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of over 20,000 innovative, high-quality and grade-appropriate educational products and teaching solutions. The company has three core divisions: Supplies, Equipment, and Services. "
target: Childcare Education Institute
ChildCare Education Institute (CCEI) provides online professional development & training & education certificates to the early childhood market. CCEI offers programs across an array of early childhood settings, including preschool centers, family child care, prekindergarten classrooms & more.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BusinessWire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired Really Good Stuff

synopsis: Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced that its portfolio company, Excelligence Learning Corporation, has acquired Really Good Stuff, Inc. Headquartered in Monroe, CT, Really Good Stuff is a multi-channel marketer of innovative classroom products and teaching tools used primarily in grades K-8.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor and retailer of education products which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools and families. Excelligence offers a broad array of products designed for both classroom and home use. "
target: Really Good Stuff
Really Good Stuff, Inc. is a branded, multi-channel designer and marketer of classroom products and teaching tools, primarily serving grades K-8. The company markets its products through its print, digital and social media channels, as well as its dedicated sales force.
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closed 1/6/2015 via BusinessWire

Brentwood Associates, acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation

synopsis: Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced it has acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation. Excelligence is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of educational products, which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
buyer: Brentwood Associates
Brentwood Associates is a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm with over $1.2 billion of capital under management and a 30-year history of investing in leading middle-market growth companies. "
target parent: Sterling Investment Partners
target: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of educational products, which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
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closed 8/1/2011 via Company Press Release

Sterling Investment Partners, acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation

synopsis: Sterling Investment Partners, a leading Westport, CT based, private equity firm, announced the closing of the acquisition of Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of educational products and supplies for child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
buyer: Sterling Investment Partners
Sterling Investment Partners (“Sterling”) makes private equity investments in middle-market businesses that have strong, sustainable competitive advantages and growth potential. Sterling works as partners with management to build companies that have enduring value. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of educational products, which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
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closed 11/29/2006 via BusinessWire

Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation announced that its stockholders voted to approve the Merger with an affiliate of Thoma Cressey Equity Partners. Also shortly after the approval of the Merger Agreement by its stockholders, Excelligence announced the consummation of the Merger.
buyer: Thoma Cressey Equity Partners
Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 25 years. "
target: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a developer, manufacturer and retailer of educational products which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools and consumers.
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$120
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$9
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closed 1/6/2015 via BusinessWire

Brentwood Associates, acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation

synopsis: Brentwood Associates, a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm, announced it has acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation. Excelligence is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of educational products, which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
buyer: Brentwood Associates
Brentwood Associates is a leading consumer-focused private equity investment firm with over $1.2 billion of capital under management and a 30-year history of investing in leading middle-market growth companies. "
target parent: Sterling Investment Partners
target: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of educational products, which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
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closed 8/1/2011 via Company Press Release

Sterling Investment Partners, acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation

synopsis: Sterling Investment Partners, a leading Westport, CT based, private equity firm, announced the closing of the acquisition of Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of educational products and supplies for child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
buyer: Sterling Investment Partners
Sterling Investment Partners (“Sterling”) makes private equity investments in middle-market businesses that have strong, sustainable competitive advantages and growth potential. Sterling works as partners with management to build companies that have enduring value. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and retailer of educational products, which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools, and consumers.
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closed 11/29/2006 via BusinessWire

Thoma Cressey Equity Partners, acquired Excelligence Learning Corporation

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation announced that its stockholders voted to approve the Merger with an affiliate of Thoma Cressey Equity Partners. Also shortly after the approval of the Merger Agreement by its stockholders, Excelligence announced the consummation of the Merger.
buyer: Thoma Cressey Equity Partners
Thoma Bravo is one of the most experienced and successful private equity firms in the United States. Thoma Bravo and its predecessor firms have been providing equity and strategic and operating support to promising businesses and their management teams for more than 25 years. "
target: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a developer, manufacturer and retailer of educational products which are sold to child care programs, preschools, elementary schools and consumers.
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$120
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$9
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closed 2/8/2012 via PR Newswire

Teaching Strategies, Inc., purchased Parenting Counts from Talaris Institute

synopsis: Teaching Strategies has acquired the Parenting Counts product line, developed by the Talaris Institute, a non-profit organization founded by Bruce and Jolene McCaw. Parenting Counts is a research-based family of products designed to support parents and caregivers in raising socially and emotionally healthy children.
buyer parent: Chicago Growth Partners
buyer: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies is a dynamic educational publishing company that serves the early childhood community exclusively, bringing curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through kindergarten. "
seller: Talaris Institute
The Parenting Counts product line includes over 140 resources, such as parenting kits, books, videos, handouts, and online resources. Parenting Counts also offers resources for early learning professionals, including a new, innovative 20-hour online training program.
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