Like Little Bird GmbH

closed 8/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Russmedia International AG, acquired Little Bird GmbH

synopsis: Russmedia International AG, an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe, has acquired a majority stake in Little Bird, a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services.
buyer parent: Russ Media
buyer: Russmedia International AG
Founded in 2017, Russmedia International AG is an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe. They support entrepreneurs throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. The company also manages the digital businesses of the Russmedia Group. "
target: Little Bird GmbH
Little Bird is a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services. Their solutions allows parents to find childcare services that suits their needs and childcare service providers to more efficiently manage their business.
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closed 3/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Famly, acquired FirstSteps

synopsis: Famly, the #1 child care management software solution in the UK has acquired FirstSteps, a provider of nursery management software in the UK. FirstSteps provides Day Nurseries and Children's Centres with a complete solution for administering critical business areas, from basic record keeping to generating incomes, staffing and operational planning.
buyer: Famly
Famly is the #1 child care management software solution in the UK. Famly enables child care providers to register children securely, engage parents, and put an end to tedious admin. Their mobile platform provides solutions for parent communication, invoicing, staff scheduling, and more. "
target: FirstSteps
FirstSteps is a provider of nursery management software in the UK. FirstSteps provides Day Nurseries, Children's Centres, and Child Minders with a complete solution for administering critical business areas, from basic record keeping to generating incomes, staffing and operational planning.
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closed 10/26/2021 via PR Newswire

The Firmament Group, acquired Controltec, Inc.

synopsis: Firmament, a leading provider of tailored capital solutions to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), has acquired Controltec, Inc., provider of childcare subsidy management software to state governments and local childcare agencies, and COPA. The companies will be combined and continue under the Controltec name.
buyer: The Firmament Group
The Firmament Group provides tailored debt and equity capital solutions to small- and medium-sized enterprises. Firmament is a value-added partner to entrepreneurs, management teams and business owners and curates solutions by deploying versatile capital in a user-friendly way. "
target: Controltec, Inc.
Controltec provides subsidy management solutions for childcare providers and agencies throughout the United States. Built and supported by industry experts, all of Controltec's innovative software and custom solutions share a single goal: allowing users to work smarter and more cost-effectively.
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closed 10/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Care Sourcer Ltd, acquired Good Care Guide Ltd./Care Home Advisor Limited

synopsis: Edinburgh-based Care Sourcer has bought social care consumer websites Good Care Guide and Care Home Advisor from healthcare intelligence provider LaingBuisson. Care Sourcer is the UK’s first comparison and matching site for care of the elderly. Care Home Advisor aggregates real time data to help people find the right care home for their needs.
buyer: Care Sourcer Ltd
Care Sourcer - dubbed 'the Rightmove of care' - is the UK’s first comparison and matching site for care of the elderly. Care Sourcer was founded in Edinburgh in 2016 by Parfery and Andrew McGinley. "
target parent: Laing & Buisson
target: Good Care Guide Ltd./Care Home Advisor Limited
Good Care Guide is a leading website to find, rate and review care for older people (as well as childcare) in care homes and those looking for care at home across England, Scotland and Wales. Care Home Advisor aggregates real time data to help find the right care home for their needs.
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announced 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Advent International, will acquire Transaction Services Group

synopsis: Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Transaction Services Group (“TSG”), a leading provider of business management software and integrated payments solutions to the Health & Fitness and Childcare verticals.
buyer: Advent International
Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors. As of December 31, 2018, the firm had $36 billion (€31 billion) in assets under management, which does not include the $17.5 billion (€15.6 billion) raised for GPE IX. "
target: Transaction Services Group
Transaction Services Group (TSG) is a leading global revenue management solutions company that provides business management software, integrated payments, and value-added services to clients around the globe.
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announced 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC

synopsis: Procare Software (Procare), a global leader in child care management solutions, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC, a leading online Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of dynamic operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities, school districts and community education centers.
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: Cirrus Group LLC
Cirrus Group LLC is a SaaS provider of operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities and school districts. Cirrus Group's solutions enable their clients to manage their enrollment, participant payments, staff scheduling and government compliancy requirements.
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closed 8/7/2020 via BusinessWire

Bright Horizons Family Solutions, acquired Sittercity

synopsis: Bright Horizons has acquired Sittercity, a leading online marketplace for families and caregivers. The acquisition enhances Bright Horizons’ current portfolio of family-focused solutions and extends its capabilities to serve families and clients with flexible care options, including babysitters and in-person or virtual tutors.
buyer: Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM:$1,832.29)
Bright Horizons is a leading global provider of high-quality child care and early education, back-up care, and workplace education services. The company partners with employers to support workforces by providing services that help working families and employees thrive personally and professionally. "
target: Sittercity
Sittercity is a leading online marketplace for families and caregivers. Sittercity pioneered tech-enabled child care in 2001 and has built a platform that radically simplifies the way people find, book, and pay for trusted care.
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closed 4/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

Babierge, Inc., acquired Rent Baby Equipment

synopsis: Babierge, the leading baby gear rental service and branded multi-sided marketplace, announced its acquisition of the leading baby gear rental directory, Rent Baby Equipment. Rent Baby Equipment makes it easy to find all the gear parents need no matter where they are traveling to in the United States.
buyer: Babierge, Inc.
Babierge is the leading baby gear rental service and marketplace serving over 8,000 families in more than 170 markets in the US and Canada. The company helps families "Pack Light and Travel Far" by delivering and setting-up exceptionally clean, quality baby gear at their hotel or vacation rental. "
target: Rent Baby Equipment
Rent Baby Equipment is a leading baby gear rental directory in the United States. Rent Baby Equipment makes it easy to find all the gear parents need no matter where they are traveling to in the United States.
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closed 2/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Poppins Corporation, acquired Smart Sitter Inc.

synopsis: Poppins, a leading provider of child care, acquired Smart Sitter from Internet media company Gree. Smart Sitter offers a program where parents looking for babysitters can connect with licensed day-care workers and preschool teachers.
buyer: Poppins Corporation
Poppins is a leading provider of child care that offers nanny services, nursing care, early childhood education and childcare training. They are based in Tokyo, Japan. "
target parent: Gree, Inc.
target: Smart Sitter Inc.
Smart Sitter offers an online program where parents looking for babysitters can connect with licensed day-care workers and preschool teachers. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.
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closed 11/18/2010 via PR Newswire

Sittercity.com, acquired Sitters.com

synopsis: Sittercity.com, America's largest and most trusted website for connecting families with local, quality in-home caregivers, announced the acquisition of the Sitters.com website.
buyer: Sittercity.com
Sittercity.com, the inventor of online caregiving, is America's largest and most trusted online source for babysitters, nannies, pet sitters, senior care, housesitting, housekeeping and tutoring. "
target: Sitters.com
Sitters.com is the third-largest in-home care website and has developed a significant sitter and parent network throughout its almost 10 year history.
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closed 2/20/2008 via PR Newswire

Sittercity.com, acquired Callforsitters.com

synopsis: The nation's largest and most trusted online source for caregivers, Sittercity.com, announced today that it acquired the assets of online babysitting source Callforsitters.com. Sittercity.com and Callforsitters.com have been two pivotal sites in growing the online caregiving industry, which Sittercity.com initiated in 2001.
buyer: Sittercity.com
Sittercity.com, the inventor of online caregiving, is America's most trustworthy source for child care and pet care, dedicated to making the process of finding a caregiver fast, easy, safe and fun. "
target: Callforsitters.com
CallforSitters.com is a site that connects babysitters and parents. It has nearly 100,000 users.
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closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

Yoopies, SAS, acquired Findababysitter.com

synopsis: Yoopies concluded the acquisition of its English rival Findababysitter.com. Findababysitter.com is the UK's only childcare search site with background checks and parent references. They provide a quick and easy way for parents to find local childcare online.
buyer: Yoopies, SAS
Launched in 2011 by Jessica Cymerman and Benjamin Suchar, Yoopies has developed a platform that connects parents and childcare professionals. However, the company is not restricted to childcare and offers other home-based services, such as school support and help for the elderly. "
target: Findababysitter.com
Findababysitter.com is the UK's only childcare search site with background checks and parent references. They provide a quick and easy way for parents to find local childcare online.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kriyo, acquired ClassVita

synopsis: KRIYO, a Preschool and Daycare Management Platform, announced that it is joining hands with Jaipur based Classvita, an education technology startup focussed on providing Digital management solution to the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Industry. ClassVita streamlines all the operations at Pre-Schools & Daycares in an efficient manner.
buyer: Kriyo
KRIYO is a One-Stop Digital Platform for Preschools & Daycares to manage everything right from Enquiries, Admissions, Fee Payments, Parent Communication, School Bus Tracking, and get Business Insights. Educators can efficiently manage their business while easily sending updates to parents. "
target: ClassVita
Jaipur based Classvita is an education technology startup focussed on providing Digital management solution to the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Industry. ClassVita streamlines all the operations at Pre-Schools & Daycares in an efficient manner.
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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 10/11/2022 via Company Press Release

ChildCareCRM, acquired MomentPath

synopsis: ChildCareCRM announced the acquisition of MomentPath, childcare management software, along with the rebranding of ChildcareCRM and the launch of their newest platform, LineLeader. MomentPath is a Care Relationship Management Platform that helps Early Childhood Education & Care centers ditch their daily paper sheets and engage with parents.
buyer: ChildCareCRM
ChildcareCRM believes early childhood learning centers play a pivotal role in a child’s educational journey. That’s why their founders created the first-ever CRM for the childcare industry more than a decade ago. ChildCareCRM aids in connecting with families at the right time and engaging with them."
target: MomentPath
MomentPath (formerly Tend.ly) is a Care Relationship Management Platform that helps Early Childhood Education & Care centers ditch their daily paper sheets and engage with parents in an easier, more meaningful, digital manner.
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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 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Transaction Services Group, will acquire Xplor Australia

synopsis: Transaction Services Group (TSG), a global leader in revenue management solutions, will acquire Xplor, a leading Australian ed-tech company focused on child care services. Xplor's SaaS platform and mobile solutions help child care centres to easily manage and automate all aspects of their operations.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Transaction Services Group
TSG is a global provider of integrated software and payment solutions to the health & wellness and childcare sectors. TSG helps gyms, community clubs, and childcare centres manage their members and customer, driving member retention and revenue performance while reducing costs. "
target: Xplor Australia
Xplor is a leading Australian ed-tech company focused on child care services. Xplor offers a range of products for supporting administrators, educators and parents. Their SaaS platform and mobile solutions help child care centres to easily manage and automate all aspects of their operations.
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closed 8/31/2022 via BNC Analysis

Kinside, acquired Leg Up, Inc.

synopsis: Kinside, a modern child care solution, has acquired LegUp, a universal child care enrollment system. LegUp makes child care more accessible by simplifying the enrollment process for providers and families. Their online enrollment management system allows child care providers to organize wait lists and share availability online.
buyer: Kinside
Kinside is a modern child care solution. Kinside's app connects working parents with available and reliable child care. Their platform makes it easy for parents to find open spots and savings at top-rated daycares and preschools near their home or work. "
target: Leg Up, Inc.
LegUp is a universal child care enrollment system. LegUp makes child care more accessible by simplifying the enrollment process for providers and families. Their online enrollment management system allows child care providers to organize wait lists and share availability online.
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closed 8/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Smartcare, acquired PreSchool2me

synopsis: Smartcare, a company that strives to uplift the early education sector by providing leading edge technology tools and training for strong child care center management and financial sustainability, has acquired Preschool2me, a software that focuses on connecting parents and childcare providers through digital daily reports, photos, and messages.
buyer: Smartcare
Smartcare strives to uplift the early education sector by providing leading edge technology tools and training for strong child care center management and financial sustainability. Their technology and training support better communication between staff and parents. "
target: PreSchool2me
Preschool2me software focuses on connecting parents and childcare providers through digital daily reports, photos, and messages. Their extensive director's dashboard also provides various time-saving tools to manage school centers.
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closed 11/30/2021 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, acquired ChildPlus Software

synopsis: Procare Solutions, a global leader in child care management solutions, announced the acquisition of ChildPlus Software, a leading provider of Head Start management software. Since 1985, ChildPlus has focused on making the best Head Start software available, top-notch support, multiple training options, and a dedication that can't be beat.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Solutions is the leading provider of child care management software, parent engagement, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports nearly 37,000 child care centers, preschools, daycares, afterschool programs, camps and related facilities. "
target: ChildPlus Software
ChildPlus Software is the #1 most widely used Head Start management software. Since 1985, the team has focused on making the best Head Start software available, top-notch support, multiple training options, and a dedication that can't be beat.
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closed 8/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Russmedia International AG, acquired Little Bird GmbH

synopsis: Russmedia International AG, an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe, has acquired a majority stake in Little Bird, a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services.
buyer parent: Russ Media
buyer: Russmedia International AG
Founded in 2017, Russmedia International AG is an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe. They support entrepreneurs throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. The company also manages the digital businesses of the Russmedia Group. "
target: Little Bird GmbH
Little Bird is a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services. Their solutions allows parents to find childcare services that suits their needs and childcare service providers to more efficiently manage their business.
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closed 8/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Russmedia International AG, acquired Little Bird GmbH

synopsis: Russmedia International AG, an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe, has acquired a majority stake in Little Bird, a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services.
buyer parent: Russ Media
buyer: Russmedia International AG
Founded in 2017, Russmedia International AG is an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe. They support entrepreneurs throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. The company also manages the digital businesses of the Russmedia Group. "
target: Little Bird GmbH
Little Bird is a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services. Their solutions allows parents to find childcare services that suits their needs and childcare service providers to more efficiently manage their business.
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