Like Portfolium Inc.

announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Instructure, will acquire Portfolium Inc.

synopsis: Instructure, Inc., the leading software-as-a-service technology company that helps people learn and develop through school and work, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Portfolium, the student success network built to showcase the achievements, projects, and competencies of dedicated students to potential employers.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution. "
target: Portfolium Inc.
Portfolium is a full-stack student success platform. Institutions use Portfolium to deploy robust ePortfolio networks as they manage and align learning outcomes assessment, digital badging, guided pathways, and career readiness programs.
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announced 2/18/2021 via Reuters

Education Advisory Board, will acquire Starfish

synopsis: Education company EAB has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hobsons’ student success platform, Starfish. Starfish helps colleges and universities achieve 2x increases in retention rate, exceed graduation rate goals, and set the standard for student success in higher education.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,900 institutions. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Starfish
Starfish helps colleges and universities achieve 2x increases in retention rate, exceed graduation rate goals, and set the standard for student success in higher education.
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closed 4/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired Watermark

synopsis: Watermark, the largest provider of assessment software for higher education institutions worldwide, has announced the close of its agreement with TCV to acquire a controlling interest in the company. TCV is one of the largest providers of capital to growth-stage private and public companies in the technology industry.
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
Technology Crossover Ventures, founded in 1995, is a leading provider of growth capital to technology companies, providing funds to later-stage private and public companies. "
target: Watermark
Watermark’s mission is to put better data into the hands of administrators, educators, and learners. Through its innovative educational intelligence platform, Watermark supports institutions in developing an intentional approach to learning based on data they can trust.
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closed 11/15/2017 via BNC Analysis

Mimir, acquired Omnipointment Inc.

synopsis: Indianapolis-based Mimir has acquired Omnipointment Inc., a tech company based in Chicago. Tthe acquisition of Omnipointment and its signature platform, Charter, will enhance Mimir Classroom. Charter is a group project tool that helps collegiate students arrange times to collaborate and gives instructors data to assess team performance.
buyer: Mimir
Mimir's main cloud-based software platform, Mimir Classroom, helps computer science teachers assess students' performance, strengths and weaknesses. "
target: Omnipointment Inc.
Omnipointment is the tool of choice for group projects, student organizations, and service projects. Omnipointment helps students find time out their busy schedules to meet.
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closed 9/27/2016 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired WebAssign

synopsis: Cengage, an education and technology company, announced the acquisition of WebAssign, a leading provider of digital learning solutions for higher education. The acquisition strengthens Cengage's position as a market leader in science, technology and math offering three unique platforms for faculty and institutions.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. Cengage creates learning experiences that build confidence and momentum toward the future students want. "
target: WebAssign
WebAssign is a flexible and fully customizable online instructional system that puts powerful tools in the hands of teachers, enabling them to deploy assignments, instantly assess individual student performance, and realize their teaching goals.
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closed 8/2/2016 via Company Press Release

Quad Partners, acquired TaskStream

synopsis: Taskstream, the leading provider of learning outcomes assessment technology and accreditation solutions for higher education, announced an investment by Quad Partners, a private investment firm focused exclusively on education, to deepen and broaden the company’s offerings.
buyer: Quad Partners
Quad Partners was founded in 2000 to make value-added private investments in the education industry. Today, Quad is one of the most active investors in privately-owned education companies in the United States. "
target: TaskStream
Taskstream partners with institutions of higher education and national associations to improve student learning and institutional quality with proven, reliable, user-friendly, and cloud-based solutions for assessment management and e-portfolio solutions and supporting services.
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closed 2/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Hobsons Inc., acquired Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Hobsons, the world’s leader in connecting learning to life, announced the acquisition of Starfish Retention Solutions, the leading provider of student success and advising systems for higher education institutions. The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ will augment Hobsons’ existing advising and admissions tools.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is the world’s leader in connecting learning to life. Through Hobsons’ unique advising and admissions products, they help more than 12 million students around the globe identify strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, and find the right college match. "
target: Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.
Starfish Retention Solutions is a leading provider of student success systems. The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ builds on the company’s mission to help students finish what they start.
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closed 2/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired GradesFirst

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company announced that it has acquired GradesFirst and will include its functionality in the flagship Education Advisory Board (EAB) technology membership, the Student Success Collaborative. GradesFirst is a student success technology company that helps colleges and universities engage and support at-risk students.
buyer parent: The Advisory Board Company
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,000 institutions. "
target: GradesFirst
GradesFirst is a student success technology company that helps colleges and universities engage and support at-risk students. The company's user-friendly tools enhance the efficiency of student support teams by connecting campus services in a cloud-based platform.
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closed 2/11/2020 via BusinessWire

Parchment Inc. merged with Credentials Solutions,

synopsis: Parchment, a digital credential service that allows learners, academic institutions, and employers to request, verify, and share credentials, has merged with Credentials Solutions, a company that specializes in identifying labor-intensive administrative processes and replacing them with simplified, automated software solutions.
buyer: Credentials Solutions
Credentials Solutions specializes in identifying labor-intensive administrative processes at postsecondary institutions and replacing them with simplified, automated software solutions at a lower cost. They work with more than 800 institutions across their transcript automation product offerings. "
target: Parchment Inc.
Parchment is the most widely adopted digital credential service, allowing learners, academic institutions, and employers to request, verify, and share credentials in simple and secure ways. The platform has helped millions of people exchange more than 30 million transcripts and credentials globally.
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closed 10/27/2015 via PR Newswire

Cengage Learning, acquired Pathbrite

synopsis: Cengage Learning, a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide, announced its acquisition of Pathbrite's best-in-class ePortfolio solution. Pathbrite enables students to collect, track and showcase their work to demonstrate completion of assignments.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Cengage Learning (OTCPK:CNGO:$1,593.70)
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide. The company provides superior content, personalized services and course-driven digital solutions that accelerate student engagement. "
target: Pathbrite
Pathbrite was a venture-backed ed tech company based in San Francisco. Pathbrite has users at 900 schools, colleges, universities and organizations in the world. Pathbrite's portfolio platform is poised to revolutionize learning, teaching and assessment across the globe.
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closed 10/3/2012 via Company Press Release

Avow Systems, Inc. merged with Docufide,

synopsis: Parchment Inc. announces the acquisition of Avow Systems, Inc., merging two of the leading electronic transcript platforms – Docufide® serving 30 percent of U.S. secondary schools and Avow Systems serving nearly 100 top postsecondary institutions.
buyer: Docufide
The Docufide platform is comprised of two inter-related modules: Docufide Sender® and Docufide Receiver®. These modules facilitate the request, capture, transformation and delivery of verified electronic education credentials linking schools, universities and other institutional stakeholders. "
target: Avow Systems, Inc.
The Docufide platform is comprised of two inter-related modules: Docufide Sender® and Docufide Receiver®. These modules facilitate the request, capture, transformation and delivery of verified electronic education credentials linking schools, universities and other institutional stakeholders.
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closed 12/17/2019 via PR Newswire

HackerRank, acquired Mimir

synopsis: HackerRank, the world's leading developer skills company, has acquired Mimir, the cloud-based platform for computer science courses. Mimir's platform helps computer science teachers to assess their students' performance, strengths and weaknesses.
buyer: HackerRank
HackerRank is a developer skills platform that helps businesses evaluate software developers based on skill. HackerRank enables tech recruiters and hiring managers to objectively evaluate talent at every stage of the recruiting process, helping them to hire skilled developers and innovate faster. "
target: Mimir
Mimir is a cloud-based platform for computer science courses. Mimir's platform helps computer science teachers to assess their students' performance, strengths and weaknesses. Mimir enables instructors to efficiently teach Computer Science courses of any scale without compromising education quality.
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closed 3/6/2019 via Company Press Release

ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc., acquired LiftUpp Limited

synopsis: ExamSoft, a secure testing and assessment platform company based in Dallas, announces the acquisition of leading UK-based clinical assessment company, Liftupp. Liftupp triangulates all assessment data to give a complete picture of student performance, professional competence and regulatory body compliance.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc.
ExamSoft is a SaaS firm, providing a scalable and flexible assessment platform that gives educators actionable data and insights to improve student learning outcomes and academic achievement. "
target: LiftUpp Limited
Liftupp provides assessment software developed by educators for educators. Liftupp triangulates all assessment data to give a complete picture of student performance, professional competence and regulatory body compliance.
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closed 6/3/2015 via Company Press Release

Pearson (VUE), acquired ProctorCam

synopsis: Global computer-based testing leader Pearson VUE announced the acquisition of ProctorCam, a leading online proctored testing platform. The integration of an online proctoring solution will enable Pearson VUE clients to extend the reach of their testing programs to remote areas and expand the breadth of their programs.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson (VUE)
Pearson VUE is the global leader in computer-based testing for high-stakes certification and licensure exams in the healthcare, finance, information technology, academic and admissions markets. "
target: ProctorCam
ProctorCam offers a toolkit that helps organizations add online proctoring as a feature of their existing test delivery channel. ProctorCam has "widgetized" online proctoring enabling their partners to choose how, when and where online proctoring occurs within their existing workflows.
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closed 1/21/2015 via BNC Analysis

Orion Edutech Private Limited, acquired Brainvalley Software Private Limited

synopsis: Skill development company Orion Edutech announced acquisition of 67 per cent stake in Chennai-based Brain Valley Software Pvt Ltd, an independent assessment solution for corporates and education institutes. They have delivered over 1.4 million tests to date for an array of competitive exams and employers.
buyer: Orion Edutech Private Limited
Orion Edutech is the largest vocational training institute in the country. Since their inception in 2005, they have secured the future of more than 60,000 students by providing them with jobs in top companies across India. Their vocational training courses are industry-oriented and skill based. "
target: Brainvalley Software Private Limited
Brainvalley Software specializes in assessment solutions for students, coaching institutes, corporates or colleges. They have delivered over 1.4 million tests to date for an array of competitive exams and employers.
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closed 10/3/2018 via BusinessWire

Turnitin, acquired Gradescope

synopsis: Turnitin has acquired Gradescope, an assessment platform that reduces the time associated with grading in college courses via an optimized online workflow and clever application of artificial intelligence.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Turnitin
Turnitin is the global leader in evaluating and improving student learning. The company's cloud-based service for originality checking, online grading and peer review saves instructors time and provides rich feedback to students. "
target: Gradescope
Gradescope enables instructors to grade paper-based exams, online homework, and programming projects on one platform, with help from artificial intelligence. Gradescope is developing AI to provide learners with instant, high-quality feedback on all types of assignments.
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announced 3/6/2019 via BusinessWire

Advance, Inc., will acquire Turnitin

synopsis: Advance, a company that builds the value of a company over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation of a diversified portfolio, will be acquiring Turnitin, a software provider that promotes academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, and improves outcomes across educational levels and content areas.
buyer: Advance, Inc.
Advance is a private, family-owned and operated company that builds the value of a company over the long-term by fostering growth and innovation of a diversified portfolio spanning media, communications, technology, and other promising growth areas. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Turnitin
Turnitin is a partner in fostering original thinking and supporting authentic learning. Turnitin solutions promote academic integrity, streamline grading and feedback, and improve outcomes across educational levels and content areas.
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closed 6/2/2014 via Company Press Release

Insight Venture Partners, acquired iParadigms

synopsis: iParadigms, creators of Turnitin, announced the company has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Insight Venture Partners, a leading global private equity firm focused on high-growth investments in the technology sector, and GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. iParadigms is a leading provider of cloud-based educational technologies.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global private equity and venture capital firm founded in 1995. They have raised more than $7.6 billion and invested in more than 190 growth-stage software, eCommerce, internet, and data-services companies. "
target parent: Warburg Pincus
target: iParadigms
iParadigms is a leading provider of cloud-based educational technologies to prevent plagiarism, verify content, and evaluate student learning. Its flagship product, Turnitin, is used by over 24 million students and 1.6 million educators at 10,000 institutions worldwide to improve student outcomes.
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closed 5/20/2009 via Company Press Release

Bridgepoint Education, Inc., acquired Waypoint Outcomes

synopsis: Bridgepoint Education acquired Waypoint Outcomes, a creator and publisher of interactive rubrics and surveys used to develop crucial data on student achievement.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
Bridgepoint Education, Inc. improves the way individuals learn. By harnessing creativity, knowledge and proprietary technologies, such as Constellation, and Thuze, Bridgepoint has re-engineered the modern student experience with innovative solutions that advance learning. "
target: Waypoint Outcomes
Waypoint Outcomes creates innovative tools to help deepen the dialog amongst educators, learners, and stakeholders. Their assessment software is used by diverse K12 and Higher Education institutions around the world.
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closed 1/10/2017 via BusinessWire

PSI Services LLC, acquired Software Secure, Inc.

synopsis: PSI Services, a testing services provider to corporations, government agencies, professional associations, and certifying bodies, announced that they have acquired Software Secure, a recognized leader in cloud-based online testing and a pioneer in record & review remote proctoring solutions for higher education, K-12 & certification organizations.
buyer parent: Waud Capital Partners, LLC
buyer: PSI Services LLC
PSI Services LLC (PSI) has 70 years of experience providing worldwide testing solutions to corporations, Federal and State government agencies, professional associations and certifying bodies. PSI offers a comprehensive solutions approach from test development to delivery to results processing. "
target: Software Secure, Inc.
Software Secure, Inc., creator of Securexam, is the pioneer in educational testing software development. Their software designers and technical support people are committed to helping the academic community experience computerized testing at its best.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Instructure, will acquire Portfolium Inc.

synopsis: Instructure, Inc., the leading software-as-a-service technology company that helps people learn and develop through school and work, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Portfolium, the student success network built to showcase the achievements, projects, and competencies of dedicated students to potential employers.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution. "
target: Portfolium Inc.
Portfolium is a full-stack student success platform. Institutions use Portfolium to deploy robust ePortfolio networks as they manage and align learning outcomes assessment, digital badging, guided pathways, and career readiness programs.
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announced 2/16/2021 via Company Press Release

Learning Technologies Group, will acquire Bridge

synopsis: UK-based Learning Technologies Group plc (LTG), the provider of services and technologies for digital learning and talent management, will acquire Bridge, a learning, performance, and skills development platform for mid-enterprise organisations. The acquisition significantly extends LTG’s learning and talent offering in the mid-enterprise market.
buyer: Learning Technologies Group (AIM:LTG:$183.05)
UK-based Learning Technologies Group (LTG) is a market-leader in the fast-growing workplace digital learning and talent management market. LTG offers large organizations a new approach to learning and talent in a business world driven by digital transformation. "
target parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
target: Bridge
Bridge is a learning, performance and skills development platform for mid-enterprise organizations. Specializing in employee-centric experiences, the offering includes a learning management system in addition to performance, engagement and skills development products on a single SaaS-based platform.
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announced 12/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Instructure, will acquire Certica Solutions

synopsis: Instructure will acquire Certica Solutions, a leader in K12 assessment and analytics. With the acquisition, Instructure will provide the set of tools educators need to drive student outcomes by bringing together a learning management system, assessment management system, assessment content, and data analytics into one K12 learning experience.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure helps people grow from the first day of school to the last day of work. More than 30 million people use the Canvas Learning Management Platform for schools and the Bridge Employee Development Platform for businesses. "
target parent: New Harbor Capital
target: Certica Solutions
Certica is dedicated to advancing academic progress and equity in education through measurable improvements in student achievement. Certica's analytic, assessment, and data management solutions provide a foundation for standards-based learning and assessment, as well as teacher data literacy.
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closed 3/24/2020 via Company Press Release

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Instructure

synopsis: Thoma Bravo has acquired Instructure, a tech company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. The firm currently manages a series of private equity funds representing more than $30 billion of equity commitments. "
target: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution.
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announced 4/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Instructure, will acquire MasteryConnect

synopsis: Instructure, the publicly traded company best known for its learning management systems (LMS) Canvas and Bridge, will acquire a fellow Salt Lake City-based education technology company, MasteryConnect. MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution. "
target: MasteryConnect
Founded in 2009, MasteryConnect offers a platform where teachers can plan lessons, create and deliver assessments, and track how students perform against academic standards. These tools offer real-time data that educators can use to inform their instruction.
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announced 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Instructure, will acquire Portfolium Inc.

synopsis: Instructure, Inc., the leading software-as-a-service technology company that helps people learn and develop through school and work, announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Portfolium, the student success network built to showcase the achievements, projects, and competencies of dedicated students to potential employers.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution. "
target: Portfolium Inc.
Portfolium is a full-stack student success platform. Institutions use Portfolium to deploy robust ePortfolio networks as they manage and align learning outcomes assessment, digital badging, guided pathways, and career readiness programs.
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closed 11/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Instructure, acquired Practice XYZ, Inc.

synopsis: Instructure, Inc., a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company in education and learning and performance management, announced it has acquired Practice, an applied video microlearning solution used to sustain continuous learning cultures and drive innovation.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that is focused on improving education. Instructure created Canvas, Gauge, Arc and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. "
target: Practice XYZ, Inc.
Practice is an applied video microlearning solution used to sustain continuous learning cultures and drive innovation. Organizations use Practice to create a scalable means for teams to practice skills and receive feedback through the power of peer-to-peer video assessment and coaching.
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closed 3/24/2020 via Company Press Release

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Instructure

synopsis: Thoma Bravo has acquired Instructure, a tech company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity investment firm providing equity and strategic support to experienced management teams and growing companies. The firm currently manages a series of private equity funds representing more than $30 billion of equity commitments. "
target: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that helps people learn and develop, from their first day of school to their last day of work. Its software solutions include Canvas, the learning platform that simplifies teaching, and Bridge, the employee development and engagement solution.
price ($mm)[EV]
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closed 1/17/2017 via Market Wire

Automatic Data Processing, Inc., acquired The Marcus Buckingham Company

synopsis: ADP has acquired The Marcus Buckingham Company or TMBC, an innovator in human capital management, to bring to ADP clients a more scientific approach to employee engagement and performance. ADP's cloud-based talent portfolio is expanded in breadth and depth with TMBC's technology, consulting and research.
buyer: Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP:$13,325.80)
Automatic Data Processing, Inc., with more than $10 billion in revenues and approximately 600,000 clients, is one of the world's largest providers of business outsourcing solutions. ADP offers a wide range of human resource, payroll, tax and benefits administration solutions from a single source. "
target: The Marcus Buckingham Company
At The Marcus Buckingham Company or TMBC, they conduct the research, design the tools and technology and execute the coaching, education and training programs that challenge people to pinpoint, sharpen and bring their unique competitive edge to work.
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Johnson & Johnson Institute, acquired C-SATS, Inc.

synopsis: Johnson & Johnson Institute, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson, has acquires C-SATS, a startup that uses technology to facilitate performance reviews for surgeons. C-SATS' platform is powered by data capture, analytics and artificial intelligence. It gives surgeons the opportunity to receive input on actual cases to improve their technical skills.
buyer parent: Johnson & Johnson
buyer: Johnson & Johnson Institute
Johnson & Johnson Institute provides comprehensive professional training that helps enable healthcare professionals to improve patient outcomes in today’s value-based care environment. Their curriculum includes on-site classes, virtual reality and app-based surgical simulation training. "
target: C-SATS, Inc.
C-SATS offers a cloud-based performance management system that evaluates surgeons and helps improve their skills. C-SATS' platform is powered by data capture, analytics and artificial intelligence. It gives surgeons the opportunity to receive input on actual cases to improve their technical skills.
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closed 5/26/2021 via BNC Analysis

proALPHA Business Solutions GmbH, acquired Corporate Planning AG

synopsis: ERP expert proALPHA acquires CP Corporate Planning AG to strengthen innovation platform with controlling excellence. Corporate Planning Sales is a leading developer of management, planning, information and early-warning software sytems.
buyer parent: Intermediate Capital Group plc
buyer: proALPHA Business Solutions GmbH
The proALPHA group is the third largest ERP provider for small and mid-sized manufacturing and trading companies in the DACH region. proALPHA offers ERP software and services from a single source. Their flexible ERP system allows all processes along the value-added chain to be controlled. "
target parent: Hannover Finanz GmbH
target: Corporate Planning AG
Corporate Planning Sales is a leading developer of management, planning, information and early-warning software sytems. Based in Hamburg, Germany, they specialize in the development and implementation of high-performance software for business planning and management.
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insightsoftware, will acquire IDL Group

synopsis: insightsoftware, a global provider of enterprise software solutions for the Office of the CFO, is to acquire IDL Group, a leading provider of financial performance management software. IDL specializes in consolidating multi-source, financial data consequently eliminating manual closing errors and reducing closing cycle times.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: insightsoftware
insightsoftware turns financial and operational data into a 360-degree view of the financial reporting lifecycle for better business outcomes. Through turnkey reporting and enterprise performance management solutions, it provides real time access to data-driven insights and overviews. "
target: IDL Group
IDL Group is a leading provider of financial performance management software. IDL specializes in consolidating multi-source, financial data consequently eliminating manual closing errors and reducing closing cycle times.
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Information Services Group, Inc., acquired Neuralify, LLC

synopsis: Information Services Group (ISG), a leading global technology research and advisory firm, has acquired Neuralify, a market leader in intelligent automation enablement solutions and services. Neuralify offers an industry-unique and scalable digital enablement platform to facilitate faster Robotic Process Automation adoption across the enterprise.
buyer: Information Services Group, Inc. (III:$264.68)
ISG (Information Services Group) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; managed governance and risk services; and more. "
target: Neuralify, LLC
Neuralify is a market leader in intelligent automation enablement solutions and services. Neuralify offers an industry-unique and scalable digital enablement platform to facilitate faster Robotic Process Automation (RPA) adoption across the enterprise.
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closed 3/14/2018 via Company Press Release

Siteware, acquired Strategy Manager

synopsis: Siteware, a Brazilian company that offers Corporate Performance Management software, has acquired Strategy Manager, a company that designs and develops software for businesses and goal management also located in Brazil.
buyer: Siteware
Siteware Soluções Ltda. is a Brazilian company that offers Corporate Performance Management software. With STRATWs ONE, their strategic planning software, companies optimize time spent on decision making, engage employees and increase productivity and governance in their organization. "
target: Strategy Manager
Strategy Manager designs and develops software for businesses and goal management. They dream of helping the management evolution of companies with friendly software solutions for high performance management. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Campinas, Brazil.
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announced 7/12/2017 via BNC Analysis

RelayWare will be merged with Zift Solutions, Inc.,

synopsis: Zift Solutions, the leading provider of Channel as a Service(CHaaS), and Relayware, the leading Partner Relationship Management (PRM) software provider, have agreed to merge.
buyer: Zift Solutions, Inc.
Zift Solutions increases channel sales and boosts marketing impact with a superior technology platform, a complete channel marketing success framework and global customer care. The platform automates co-branded marketing, empowers collaborative selling and measures results with powerful analytics. "
target: RelayWare
Relayware is a leading SaaS-based Partner Relationship Management company, serving hi-tech, manufacturing, telecommunications, financial services and insurance companies around the world.
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closed 5/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Saba Software, Inc., acquired Halogen Software

synopsis: Saba Software Inc., announced that it has completed its acquisition of Halogen Software, Inc. Halogen Software offers a cloud-based talent management suite that puts ongoing, next-generation performance management principles at the center of all talent programs, including learning and development, succession planning, recruiting, and compensation.
buyer parent: Vector Capital
buyer: Saba Software, Inc. (SABA:$121.30)
Saba delivers a cloud-based intelligent talent management and engagement solution used by leading organizations to hire, develop, engage, and inspire their people. With machine learning at its core, Saba Cloud offers proactive, personalized recommendations on candidates, connections and content. "
target: Halogen Software (TSX:HGN:$72.26)
Halogen Software offers a cloud-based talent management suite that puts ongoing, next-generation performance management principles at the center of all talent programs, including learning and development, succession planning, recruiting, and compensation.
price ($mm)[EV]
$206 [$169]
rev ($mm)
$72
EBITDA ($mm)
$6
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
27.5x
announced 12/15/2011 via PR Newswire

Salesforce.com, Inc., will acquire Rypple

synopsis: Salesforce.com, the enterprise cloud computing company, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Rypple, a cloud-based social performance management company. The acquisition signifies salesforce.com's entry into the human capital management market for the social enterprise.
buyer: Salesforce.com, Inc. (CRM:$20,286.00)
Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. Based on salesforce.com's real-time, multitenant architecture, the company's platform and CRM applications have revolutionized the way companies collaborate and communicate with their customers. "
target: Rypple
Rypple is web-based social performance management software that helps managers and employees improve performance through social goals, continuous feedback and meaningful recognition. It replaces the traditional performance review with an easy, social and collaborative approach.
price ($mm)
$50
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closed 9/19/2019 via PE Hub

insightsoftware, acquired Bizview

synopsis: Insightsoftware has acquired Bizview Systems, one of the leading systems for planning, reporting, analytics and dashboards. With adaptable features and powerful workflow management, users at all levels in the organization can participate in the planning and reporting process.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: insightsoftware
insightsoftware turns financial and operational data into a 360-degree view of the financial reporting lifecycle for better business outcomes. Through turnkey reporting and enterprise performance management solutions, it provides real time access to data-driven insights and overviews. "
target: Bizview
Bizview is one of the leading systems for planning, reporting, analytics and dashboards. With adaptable features and powerful workflow management, users at all levels in the organization can participate in the planning and reporting process.
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closed 1/17/2018 via PR Newswire

Jama Software, acquired Notion

synopsis: Jama Software, a leading product-development platform for companies building complex products and integrated systems, has acquired Notion, a software-as-a-service analytics provider with reporting and business intelligence dashboards for metrics-focused product teams.
buyer: Jama Software
Jama Software is the product development platform for companies building complex, smart and connected products. The Jama solution enables enterprises to accelerate development time, mitigate risk, slash complexity and verify regulatory compliance. "
target: Notion
Notion offers an innovative, cloud-based SaaS platform that collects and tracks performance metrics together in one place. Notion provides instant reporting with customizable dashboards, best practice KPI recipes, and recommended cross-team insights.
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closed 6/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Monterro, acquired Hypergene AB

synopsis: Monterro has through its newly announced fund Monterro 2 acquired 60% of the Swedish software company Hypergene. Hypergene develops and delivers a web- based planning, monitoring and analysis product. It includes solutions for three distinctive segments: Performance Management, Budget/Forecast and Analytics and Reporting.
buyer: Monterro
Monterro is a Stockholm private equity firm focusing on software and software based services in the Nordic region. The team behind Monterro has unique operational and strategic experience combined with a strong financial background. "
target: Hypergene AB
Hypergene is a web-based planning, monitoring and analysis product. With their help, organizations can work towards set goals and achieve a new, higher level of performance and efficiency.
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closed 9/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Paycor, Inc., acquired 7Geese

synopsis: Human Capital Management (HCM) company Paycor has acquired Canada-based 7Geese, an industry leader in goal setting and performance management. 7Geese’s platform will be fully integrated into Paycor’s product portfolio, enabling customers to further focus on what matters most to their businesses, their employees.
buyer: Paycor, Inc.
Paycor creates HR software for leaders who want to make a difference. Paycor's Human Capital Management (HCM) platform modernizes every aspect of people management, from the way businesses recruit, onboard, and develop people, to the way they pay and retain them. "
target: 7Geese
Canada-based 7Geese is a continuous performance management platform leading teams with high-performance success. The platform's features include goal management, reporting dashboards, performance reviews, peer recognition, 1-on-1 coaching, performance check-ins, and 360 feedback.
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

BearingPoint, Inc., acquired Steerio

synopsis: The BearingPoint consulting group has acquired the startup Steerio, which specializes in supporting project teams. After starting a collaboration for two years, the two companies are coming together to develop an online coaching offer for teams. Steerio is a feedback platform for augmented teams.
buyer: BearingPoint, Inc. (BRGP:$3,197.04)
BearingPoint is an independent management and technology consultancy with European roots and a global reach. The company operates in three business units: The first unit covers the advisory business with a clear focus on five key areas to drive growth across all regions. "
target: Steerio
Steerio has been started to bring teamwork, feedback and decision-making to the digital age, combining years of practical experience, best-practice methodologies and knowledge in artificial intelligence. Steerio is a feedback platform for augmented teams.
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closed 3/4/2020 via BNC Analysis

Genesys, acquired nGUVU

synopsis: Genesys, the global leader in cloud customer experience and contact center solutions, has acquired nGUVU, to add gamification to its comprehensive workforce engagement management (WEM) suite. Based in Montreal, Canada, nGUVU is a cloud-based software provider of gamified solutions that use machine learning to improve employee engagement.
buyer parent: Permira
buyer: Genesys
Genesys® delivers more than 70 billion remarkable customer experiences for organizations in over 100 countries. Through the power of the cloud and AI, their technology connects every customer moment across marketing, sales and service on any channel, while also improving employee experiences. "
target: nGUVU
Based in Montreal, Canada, nGUVU is a cloud-based software provider of gamified solutions that use machine learning and behavioral analytics to improve employee engagement and performance.
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closed 4/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

Avaya Inc., acquired KnoahSoft, Inc.

synopsis: Avaya is acquiring KnoahSoft, a company that provides workforce optimization (WFO) solutions that deliver organizations enterprise-level interaction recording; quality; performance and workforce management; and analytics functionality with the lowest total cost of ownership.
buyer parent: SilverLake
buyer: Avaya Inc. (AVYA:$3,272.00)
Avaya Inc. is a global provider of business collaboration and communications solutions, providing unified communications, contact centers, data solutions and related services to companies of all sizes around the world. "
target: KnoahSoft, Inc.
KnoahSoft provides workforce optimization (WFO) solutions that deliver organizations enterprise-level interaction recording; quality; performance and workforce management; and analytics functionality with the lowest total cost of ownership.
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closed 1/11/2017 via BNC Analysis

Bonnier AB, acquired KnowledgeFox GmbH

synopsis: The Swedish media group Bonnier holds 51 percent of Vienna Startup KnowledgeFox. KnowledgeFox (K-Fox) is a game changer in the corporate training and learning industry offering a unique MicroLearning solution and product portfolio.
buyer: Bonnier AB
Bonnier AB is a multi-channel media company. Together with its subsidiaries, Bonnier engages in publishing, broadcasting, business press, and entertainment businesses. It publishes fiction and children's books, business newspapers, daily news papers, evening and morning papers, and news magazines. "
target parent: Research Studios Austria Forschungsgesellschaft mbH
target: KnowledgeFox GmbH
KnowledgeFox (K-Fox) is a game changer in the corporate training and learning industry offering a unique MicroLearning solution and product portfolio. KnowledgeFox was the first startup in 2012 to launch a mobile and micro-learning app for sustainable learning.
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closed 1/17/2019 via PE Hub

Arsenal Capital Partners, acquired Accumen Inc.

synopsis: Arsenal Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm that invests in middle-market healthcare and specialty industrials companies, announced the acquisition of Accumen Inc., a leading technology-enabled provider of health system performance optimization solutions, from Accretive, LLC.
buyer: Arsenal Capital Partners
Established in 2000, Arsenal is a leading private equity firm that specializes in investments in middle-market specialty industrials and healthcare companies. Since inception, Arsenal has raised institutional equity investment funds of approximately $3 billion. "
target parent: Accretive, LLC
target: Accumen Inc.
Accumen is a provider of cloud-based clinical laboratory management solutions. Accumen Inc. is a leading healthcare performance partner providing end-to-end services to drive value and long-term sustainability for the clinical lab, outreach services, patient blood management, and imaging services.
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closed 4/8/2016 via Company Press Release

Wood Group Mustang, acquired Ingenious Inc.

synopsis: Wood Group has acquired Ingenious, a supplier of proprietary software and consulting services to the global chemical, oil & gas, and energy industries. Ingenious's software products consist of remote performance monitoring, production planning and scheduling, and training, including e-learning and training simulators for the process industries.
buyer parent: Wood Group
buyer: Wood Group Mustang
Wood Group Mustang provides award-winning services to the global energy industry. From concept to completion, Wood Group Mustang delivers project management, construction management, engineering and procurement services, "
target: Ingenious Inc.
Ingenious Inc., headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a technology company offering award-winning remote performance monitoring software, operator training simulator and e-learning, planning & scheduling software solutions and consulting services to the oil & gas and manufacturing industries.
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