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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Funderbolt

synopsis: CampusLogic, higher education’s leading student financial success platform, announced the acquisition of Funderbolt. Funderbolt is a leading software company focused on accelerating college student fundraising. With the guidance of their Campaign Consultants clients learn how to engage their personal networks for fundraising.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers student financial success with their integrated platform. CampusLogic’s innovative software removes financial barriers to improve student access, inform borrowing decisions, and increase student completion in higher education. "
target parent: Useed
target: Funderbolt
Funderbolt is a leading software company focused on accelerating college student fundraising. Their Campaign Consultants partner up with clients to turn teams into successful fundraisers, by showing clients how to engage their personal networks.
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closed 2/26/2020 via PR Newswire

Graduway, acquired Snap! Advance

synopsis: Graduway, the leading provider of digital career, alumni and donor networks, has acquired Snap! Advance, a leading provider of digital fundraising and giving day software to university advancement teams. Snap! Advance streamlines advancement and alumni engagement for colleges, universities and major non-profits.
buyer: Graduway
Headquartered in the U.K. with operations in the U.S., Canada and Israel, Graduway is trusted by 2,000+ educational institutions and non-profits to power their career, alumni and donor networks, including UCLA, Tulane University and the University of Oxford. "
target: Snap! Advance
Snap! Advance is a leading provider of digital fundraising and giving day software to university advancement teams. Snap! Advance streamlines advancement and alumni engagement for colleges, universities and major non-profits. The platform helps to convert one-time donors into lifetime donors.
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closed 2/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC, acquired Funderful

synopsis: Ruffalo Noel Levitz, a US higher education company, has acquired Funderful. For colleges and universities that want to increase alumni participation and donations, Funderful builds creative digital campaigns that engage millennial alumni and converts them to habitual donors.
buyer: Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC
Ruffalo Noel Levitz is the recognized leader in providing strategic fundraising and enrollment management services and software. Colleges and nonprofits turn to Ruffalo to enroll the students they want, help more students graduate and succeed, and build lifelong relationships with donors. "
target: Funderful
For colleges and universities that want to increase alumni participation and donations, Funderful builds creative digital campaigns that engage millennial alumni and converts them to habitual donors. Funderful was founded in Latvia and is now based in Boston, MA.
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closed 1/19/2018 via BusinessWire

GiveGab, acquired Kimbia

synopsis: Rand Capital Corporation, a venture capital company, reported that one of its portfolio companies, GiveGab, Inc., announced its acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Kimbia, an online fundraising, crowdfunding, and event platform provider for nonprofits, higher education, and community foundations.
buyer parent: Rand Capital Corporation
buyer: GiveGab
GiveGab is modern, easy-to-use software that cultivates long-term giving relationships between nonprofits and their supporters by providing robust online fundraising, donor management, supporter engagement, Giving Days, and more. "
target: Kimbia
Kimbia is an online fundraising, crowdfunding, and event platform provider for nonprofits, higher education, and community foundations. Kimbia has supported the fundraising efforts of thousands of nonprofits across the country through their everyday giving products and Giving Days.
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closed 10/14/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Imodules Software, Inc.

synopsis: iModules Software announced that Leeds Equity Partners, LLC has acquired the company. Founded in 2002, iModules Software is the leader in Constituent Engagement Management software for educational institutions and serves more than 800 clients reaching more than 100 million constituents worldwide.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the education, training and information and business services industries (the "Knowledge Industries"). Leeds Equity has deployed over $2.6 billion of capital in investments across the knowledge sector spectrum. "
target: Imodules Software, Inc.
iModules is the leading Constituent Engagement Management provider for educational institutions. Its interconnected suite of modules transforms how institutions create relevant constituent experiences and achieve fundraising success through web content management, marketing communications, and more.
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closed 5/1/2018 via PR Newswire

Blackbaud, Inc., acquired Reeher

synopsis: Blackbaud, a leading cloud software company powering social good, acquired Reeher, the industry leader in fundraising performance management for higher education. The Reeher Platform provides university development leaders with tools to track and measure effectiveness, discover new opportunities, engage constituents and improve ROI.
buyer: Blackbaud, Inc. (BLKB:$922.46)
Blackbaud is the world's leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community, Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. "
target: Reeher
Reeher is a developer of software services to improve the effectiveness of higher education fundraising efforts. Its Reeher Platform provides university development leaders with tools to track and measure effectiveness, discover new opportunities, engage constituents and improve ROI.
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closed 11/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Revion Solutions, acquired College Inbound

synopsis: Cloud-based managed services company Revion Solutions Incorporated has purchased College Inbound, the WordPress-based content management company for community college websites. College Inbound is a fully-hosted website design & content management system built for community colleges.
buyer: Revion Solutions
Revion Solutions is a web & database cloud hosting company based in Livingston, NJ, USA. The company offers a complete suite of professional services including Managed Hosting, Oracle database, Oracle Apex hosting, HIPAA & PCI compliance, website hosting, design/development, and consulting. "
target: College Inbound
College Inbound is a fully-hosted website design & content management system built for community colleges. College Inbound is built on the world's most familiar content management system, WordPress.
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closed 5/16/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Battery Ventures, acquired Stretch Internet

synopsis: CE Holdco, LLC, a portfolio company of Battery Ventures, a global technology-focused investment firm, has completed the acquisition of Stretch Internet LLC, the #1 streaming provider in the U.S. collegiate athletic space, catering to 40% of the 1,300+ four-year schools in the major athletics organizations (NCAA and NAIA).
buyer: Battery Ventures
Battery Ventures is a global technology-focused investment firm pursuing the most promising companies and ideas. Founded in 1983, the firm makes venture-capital and private-equity investments from its offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, London and Israel. "
target: Stretch Internet
Stretch Internet LLC, located in Gilbert, Arizona, is the #1 streaming provider in the U.S. collegiate athletic space, catering to 40% of the 1,300+ four-year schools in the major athletics organizations (NCAA and NAIA) and partnering with 32% of all collegiate conferences.
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closed 4/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Ex Libris Ltd., acquired oMbiel

synopsis: Ex Libris is pleased to announce that it has acquired oMbiel, a leading UK-based SaaS Platform provider of mobile and portal solutions for higher education. campusM, oMbiel’s flagship product, enables educational institutions to deliver services and information to prospective, enrolled, and graduating students, as well as other campus audiences.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries. "
target: oMbiel
oMbiel is a UK-based provider of mobile and portal solutions. campusM™, oMbiel’s flagship product, enables educational institutions to deliver services and information to prospective, enrolled, and graduating students, as well as other campus audiences, through a high-quality user experience.
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closed 7/15/2009 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Terriblyclever Design, LLC

synopsis: Blackboard Inc., a global leader in education technology, announced a major step in its efforts to support students' mobile lifestyle with the acquisition of Terriblyclever Design, LLC, makers of MobilEdu, the category defining suite of iPhone and mobile Web applications for education.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is a leading provider of enterprise software and services to the education industry. The Company's product line consists of five software applications bundled in two suites, the Blackboard Academic Suite(TM) and the Blackboard Commerce Suite. "
target: Terriblyclever Design, LLC
Founded in August of 2007, TerriblyClever Design emerged as a company determined to further the art and science of branded applications for social networking sites like Facebook - while concurrently pursuing its other passion, website development.
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closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

PrestoSports Inc., acquired ScoreShots

synopsis: PrestoSports, the leading all-in-one sports technology platform in college athletics, announced the strategic acquisition of ScoreShots, the market leader in infographic and motion graphics for athletics. ScoreShots enables teams to create branded scroll-stopping social graphics in seconds.
buyer parent: Clubessential LLC
buyer: PrestoSports Inc.
PrestoSports, founded in 2002, is a leading provider of athletic content management software to colleges and conference offices. It markets solutions for website design and hosting, live stats, award management, merchandising, officiating and photo hosting. "
target: ScoreShots
ScoreShots is the market leader in infographic and motion graphics for athletics. ScoreShots, headquartered in Fayetteville, NC, has developed a powerful graphics engine that generates high-quality motion graphics and videos which can then be posted to a school’s social media channels and websites.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PE Hub

Clubessential LLC, acquired PrestoSports Inc.

synopsis: Clubessential, the leading provider of management solutions to the private club industry, has acquired PrestoSports Inc. PrestoSports is a leading provider of technology to colleges and conference offices used for designing, building and maintaining official athletic websites, sports statistics, sports camp management and live event broadcasting.
buyer parent: Battery Ventures
buyer: Clubessential LLC
Founded in 2002, Clubessential provides a full suite of membership and club management solutions to country, golf, city, yacht, and other private clubs. The Clubessential Suite consists of website, mobile apps, accounting, point-of- sale, CRM and reservations software solutions. "
target: PrestoSports Inc.
PrestoSports, founded in 2002, is a leading provider of athletic content management software to colleges and conference offices. It markets solutions for website design and hosting, live stats, award management, merchandising, officiating and photo hosting.
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announced 7/1/2021 via PR Newswire

Instructure, will acquire EesySoft Software International B.V.

synopsis: Instructure announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire EesySoft, the technology adoption vendor that empowers educators and students to more effectively use edtech products like Canvas. Through this acquisition, Instructure will rebrand EesySoft as "Impact by Instructure."
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Instructure (INST:$405.36)
Instructure is an education technology company dedicated to elevating student success, amplifying the power of teaching, and inspiring everyone to learn together. The Instructure Learning Platform supports more than 30 million educators and learners around the world. "
target: EesySoft Software International B.V.
EesySoft is a technology adoption vendor that empowers educators and students to more effectively use edtech products like Canvas. EesySoft integrates with leading learning management platforms to provide an interactive layer of communication and support.
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closed 3/9/2018 via PE Hub

Legado Capital, Roynat Equity Partners, acquired Kivuto Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Legado Capital is pleased to announce the successful closing of the acquisition of Kivuto Solutions Inc., along with a group of investors, including the lead investor, Roynat Equity Partners. Kivuto Solutions Inc. is an Ottawa-based provider of academic software, e-texts and other digital resources.
buyer: Roynat Equity Partners
buyer: Legado Capital
Roynat Equity Partners facilitates growth in established mid-market private companies by providing patient capital, advice and contact networks to Canadian entrepreneurs. Legado Capital is an entrepreneurial investment firm focused on the acquisition of medium sized growing businesses. "
target: Kivuto Solutions Inc.
Kivuto Solutions Inc. was established to simplify the management and distribution of software in higher education. Today, the company’s award-winning platform powers OnTheHub, a network of custom school branded web stores that provides students with discounted academic software.
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announced 12/1/2021 via BusinessWire

Veritas Capital, will acquire finalsite

synopsis: Veritas Capital, a leading private investment firm, will acquire Finalsite, a global leader in school website and digital communications tools, from Bridge Growth Partners. Finalsite provides software as a service (SaaS) solutions to over 8,000 schools and universities across 115 different countries.
buyer: Veritas Capital
Veritas Capital is a leading private equity firm that invests in companies that provide critical products and services, primarily technology and technology-enabled solutions, to government and commercial customers worldwide. "
target parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
target: finalsite
Finalsite is the preferred website, communications, enrollment and marketing platform of 8,000+ schools and universities in 115 countries around the world. Finalsite's products and services transform how schools engage with community members, recruit students and staff, and fundraise.
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closed 8/22/2018 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publishing, acquired Talis Education Limited

synopsis: SAGE Publishing, a leading independent, academic and professional publisher, has acquired Talis, a UK-based software company that helps universities manage and deliver learning resources online. Talis' Talis Aspire platform allows universities and libraries to provide easy, efficient, and compliant digitisation services.
buyer: SAGE Publishing
SAGE Publishing is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Talis Education Limited
Talis is a UK-based software company that helps universities manage and deliver learning resources online. Their Talis Aspire platform allows universities and libraries to provide easy, efficient, and compliant digitisation services.
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closed 12/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired YouVisit

synopsis: Education firm EAB has acquired YouVisit, the leading provider of virtual tour and interactive web content for higher education. The addition of YouVisit’s technology platform, together with its expertise in immersive content creation, further enhances EAB’s ability to help colleges and universities find, engage, and enroll new students.
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 1,500 institutions. "
target: YouVisit
YouVisit is the leading provider of virtual tour and interactive web content for higher education. YouVisit’s patented technology platform layers 360-degree photos and videos with other media types to create highly immersive web experiences.
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closed 12/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Esme Learning Solutions Inc., acquired Riff Analytics

synopsis: Esme Learning, a global leader in online professional development, has acquired Riff Analytics, a collaboration platform that provides AI-powered behavioral analytics, to meet the learning needs of the next generation of business leaders. The acquisition cements Esme's credibility to help organizations, individuals, and governments adapt.
buyer: Esme Learning Solutions Inc.
Esme Learning is a global leader in online professional development. Started in 2019, Esme Learning's courses deliver an immersive and collaborative executive learning experience with some of the best universities in the world. "
target: Riff Analytics
Founded in 2017, Riff is a collaboration tool that measures conversational dynamics to improve meeting participants' experience and outcomes. Using AI-generated real-time feedback and post-meeting metrics, Riff helps people learn how they are interacting in a small team setting.
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closed 4/22/2021 via PR Newswire

Full Measure, acquired Adora

synopsis: Full Measure Education, a leader in higher education technology, has acquired Adora Experiences, a digital college tour startup. Adora enables students to take personalized tours of college campuses both virtually and in-person. Adora's technology will integrate with Full Measure's mobile content platform.
buyer: Full Measure
Full Measure powers personalized mobile experiences at over 300 institutions across the country. Using mobile-first technology and curated experiences, Full Measure Education enables colleges, universities, and schools to guide, support, and celebrate students through the student lifecycle. "
target: Adora
Adora is the trusted platform for safe and compelling university recruitment. The Adora platform leverages student stories, augmented reality geotags, and multimedia content to create engaging virtual tours and enhance the on-campus visit experience.
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closed 10/20/2021 via BNC Analysis

MIT Group, acquired Fluent Technology

synopsis: MIT Group, a provider of transformative technology solutions in the UK, has acquired Fluent Technology, a leader in grant management software in Ireland. Fluent's Flexi-Grant is a cloud-based grant management software solution that helps charities, academies, foundations and government bodies to streamline and manage their grant management systems.
buyer parent: Valsoft Corp
buyer: MIT Group
MIT Group is a provider of transformative technology solutions in the UK. MIT Group acquires and nurtures successful software businesses. Their group of companies provide solutions for various industries, including aviation, oil and gas, manufacturing, food and beverage, and public safety. "
target: Fluent Technology
Fluent Technology is a leader in grant management software in Ireland. Fluent's Flexi-Grant is a cloud-based grant management software solution that helps charities, academies, foundations and government bodies to modernise, streamline and manage their grant management systems.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Funderbolt

synopsis: CampusLogic, higher education’s leading student financial success platform, announced the acquisition of Funderbolt. Funderbolt is a leading software company focused on accelerating college student fundraising. With the guidance of their Campaign Consultants clients learn how to engage their personal networks for fundraising.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers student financial success with their integrated platform. CampusLogic’s innovative software removes financial barriers to improve student access, inform borrowing decisions, and increase student completion in higher education. "
target parent: Useed
target: Funderbolt
Funderbolt is a leading software company focused on accelerating college student fundraising. Their Campaign Consultants partner up with clients to turn teams into successful fundraisers, by showing clients how to engage their personal networks.
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announced 1/12/2022 via PR Newswire

Ellucian, will acquire CampusLogic, Inc.

synopsis: Ellucian, a leading higher education technology solutions provider for more than 2,700 institutions around the world, will acquire CampusLogic, a leading Ed-Tech provider of Student Financial Success solutions supporting nearly 800 higher education institutions and improving the outcomes of more than five million students.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ellucian
Ellucian is charting the digital future of higher education with a portfolio of cloud-ready technology solutions and services. From student recruitment to workforce analytics, Ellucian's suite of data-rich tools gives colleges and universities the information they need to lead with confidence. "
target: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic delivers SaaS technology that helps colleges and universities remove barriers in the financial aid process. The company helps nearly 800 schools increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates with the most comprehensive platform of Student Financial Success products.
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closed 7/2/2020 via BNC Analysis

CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Raise.me

synopsis: CampusLogic, the category leader in student financial success, has acquired RaiseMe, a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low-income and first-generation students. RaiseMe empowers every student to build their path to and through college by delivering a student-centric platform for college discovery.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic helps schools change lives by delivering the first—and only—Student Financial Success platform that incorporates complete scholarship management, net price calculators, personalized digital communications, simplified financial aid verification, multilingual virtual advising, and more. "
target: Raise.me
RaiseMe empowers every student to build their path to and through college by delivering a student-centric platform for college discovery and scholarship attainment. Students receive the motivation and guidance to be successful in their pursuit of a college degree.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Funderbolt

synopsis: CampusLogic, higher education’s leading student financial success platform, announced the acquisition of Funderbolt. Funderbolt is a leading software company focused on accelerating college student fundraising. With the guidance of their Campaign Consultants clients learn how to engage their personal networks for fundraising.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers student financial success with their integrated platform. CampusLogic’s innovative software removes financial barriers to improve student access, inform borrowing decisions, and increase student completion in higher education. "
target parent: Useed
target: Funderbolt
Funderbolt is a leading software company focused on accelerating college student fundraising. Their Campaign Consultants partner up with clients to turn teams into successful fundraisers, by showing clients how to engage their personal networks.
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closed 2/16/2017 via BNC Analysis

CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Cegment, Inc.

synopsis: CampusLogic announces the acquisition of Cegment’s Net Price Calculator (NPC) and Award Letter business. A pioneer in the NPC business, Cegment helps create transparency in higher education financing so families can better understand and assess the cost of a college degree.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers financial aid with the first—and only—student engagement platform. Their cloud-based technology helps schools increase accessibility to education, reduce student borrowing, and drive down the cost of financial aid administration. "
target: Cegment, Inc.
Cegment works with colleges and universities to provide innovative solutions for enrollment and financial aid marketing. Cegment's Net Price Calculator helps create transparency in higher education financing so families can better understand and assess the cost of a college degree.
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announced 1/12/2022 via PR Newswire

Ellucian, will acquire CampusLogic, Inc.

synopsis: Ellucian, a leading higher education technology solutions provider for more than 2,700 institutions around the world, will acquire CampusLogic, a leading Ed-Tech provider of Student Financial Success solutions supporting nearly 800 higher education institutions and improving the outcomes of more than five million students.
buyer parent: Blackstone Group LP
buyer: Ellucian
Ellucian is charting the digital future of higher education with a portfolio of cloud-ready technology solutions and services. From student recruitment to workforce analytics, Ellucian's suite of data-rich tools gives colleges and universities the information they need to lead with confidence. "
target: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic delivers SaaS technology that helps colleges and universities remove barriers in the financial aid process. The company helps nearly 800 schools increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates with the most comprehensive platform of Student Financial Success products.
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closed 9/6/2018 via Company Press Release

Campus Management Corp., acquired Education Partners

synopsis: Campus Management Corp. announced that it has completed the acquisition of Education Partners. The Education Partners software platform has helped over 750,000 students and processed over $3 Billion in financial aid to date. Their software solutions keep students engaged and on track throughout the Verification and FinAid process.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Management Corp.
Campus Management is a leading provider of cloud-based SIS, CRM and ERP solutions and services that transform higher education institutions. More than 1,100 institutions in over 30 countries partner with Campus Management to transform academic delivery, student success, and operational efficiency. "
target: Education Partners
The Education Partners software platform has helped over 750,000 students and processed over $3 Billion in financial aid to date. Their software solutions keep students engaged and on track throughout the Verification and FinAid process.
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

CommonBond, acquired Gradible

synopsis: CommonBond, a leading online lender that uses data and technology to lower the cost of student loans, acquired Gradible, a free student loan evaluation tool that helps graduates determine if they're eligible to pay less monthly, in total, or for forgiveness.
buyer: CommonBond
CommonBond is shaking up the lending industry with lower rates, exceptional customer service, and a focus on community over commodity. They offer innovative, flexible student and personal loans with incomparable savings, service, simplicity, and social impact. "
target: Gradible
Gradible is a free student loan evaluation tool that helps graduates determine if they're eligible to pay less monthly, in total, or for forgiveness.
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closed 10/21/2015 via PR Web

Entech Consulting, LLC, acquired All1Team, Inc.

synopsis: Entech, the world’s leading provider of Continuous Engagement solutions, announced that it has acquired All1Team, the San Dimas California maker of the AppWorks Platform, a prominent consumer and student loan origination solution with extensive features for student lending and refinancing.
buyer: Entech Consulting, LLC
Entech Consulting is a global provider of software, integration and resource management solutions. In 2014 they were recognized on the annual Inc. 500|5000 list as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. "
target: All1Team, Inc.
All1Team is the maker of the AppWorks Platform, a consumer and student loan origination solution. They have expertise in developing and managing web based business applications in the consumer finance and student loan financial service industries.
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closed 11/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

Ramsey Solutions (Finance), acquired Apay

synopsis: Ramsey Solutions, a provider of biblically based, commonsense education, has acquired Apay, a mobile app for managing student loans. Apay helps users to understand, track, and save as they're paying off their student loans. The app allows users to view and manage all of their loans in one place, and provides them with important loan information.
buyer: Ramsey Solutions (Finance)
Ramsey Solutions is a provider of biblically based, commonsense education. Ramsey helps people with their personal finance problems through their books, radio shows, digital courses and events. Their solutions allow people to discover how to take control of their money and get rid of their debt. "
target: Apay
Apay is a mobile app for managing student loans. Apay helps users to understand, track, and save as they're paying off their student loans. The app allows users to view and manage all of their loans in one place, and provides them with important loan information.
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Vemo Education, acquired Edmit

synopsis: Vemo Education, whose unique pay-for-success programs have helped align college costs with job outcomes at more than 70 institutions across the country, has acquired Edmit, a provider of college planning tools that have been used by more than 1.5 million families to make informed financial decisions about higher education.
buyer: Vemo Education
Vemo Education transforms the way schools attract students and measure outcomes. From reimagined financial aid packaging to data-driven enrollment management, Vemo partners with schools to advance clear strategic objectives: higher yield, improved retention, and accelerated completion. "
target: Edmit
Edmit helps families make smarter college financial decisions so that they're better off after college. Edmit's software provides families with personalized reports on how to afford college, including cost estimates, and financial fit scores based on projected ability to repay student debt.
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closed 9/16/2021 via PR Newswire

Earnest, acquired Going Merry

synopsis: Earnest, a fintech company dedicated to making higher education accessible and affordable for everyone, has acquired Going Merry, a one-stop financial aid platform where students match to and apply for scholarships, institutional aid, and government grants through a single free application.
buyer parent: Navient Corporation
buyer: Earnest
Earnest is a fintech lender focused on education finance. Founded in 2013, Earnest's lending products empower anyone seeking higher education to reduce the total price tag of their education, supercharge their ability to pay down student debt, and get on the right financial track fast. "
target: Going Merry
Going Merry is a financial aid platform used by students in 50% of US high schools. It gives students one place from which to apply to government grants, private scholarships and institutional aid. Founded in 2017, it has helped students receive close to $100 million in additional financial aid.
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CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Raise.me

synopsis: CampusLogic, the category leader in student financial success, has acquired RaiseMe, a social enterprise focused on expanding access to higher education, especially among low-income and first-generation students. RaiseMe empowers every student to build their path to and through college by delivering a student-centric platform for college discovery.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic helps schools change lives by delivering the first—and only—Student Financial Success platform that incorporates complete scholarship management, net price calculators, personalized digital communications, simplified financial aid verification, multilingual virtual advising, and more. "
target: Raise.me
RaiseMe empowers every student to build their path to and through college by delivering a student-centric platform for college discovery and scholarship attainment. Students receive the motivation and guidance to be successful in their pursuit of a college degree.
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closed 3/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Blackbaud, Inc., acquired AcademicWorks, Inc.

synopsis: Blackbaud, Inc., the world's leading cloud software company powering social good, announced the acquisition of AcademicWorks, Inc., the market leader in scholarship management for higher education and K-12 institutions, foundations and grant-making institutions.
buyer: Blackbaud, Inc. (BLKB:$922.46)
Blackbaud is a leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire social good community—nonprofits, foundations, education institutions and more—Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise and data intelligence. "
target: AcademicWorks, Inc.
AcademicWorks provides a comprehensive scholarship management solution. It is a cloud platform that enables students to apply for all awards, while offering schools and awarding institutions a common platform for improved awarding, reporting, compliance, communication & stewardship of those awards.
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closed 9/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired TADS

synopsis: Genstar Capital has acquired TADS and will be merging it with Diamond Mind to create Education Brands. TADS is the private school industry’s only provider of single-sign on, integrated web-based tuition management, enrollment, financial aid and admissions with fully supported services.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity firm that invests in leading middle-market companies. For over 20 years, they have utilized their deep industry knowledge and extensive executive networks to create value at their companies. "
target: TADS
TADS is the private school industry’s only provider of single-sign on, integrated web-based tuition management, enrollment, financial aid and admissions with fully supported services. TADS provides cutting-edge technology to over 1,500 private and faith-based K-12 schools nationwide.
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closed 4/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Oracle Corporation, acquired Vocado

synopsis: Oracle, a provider of SaaS application suites for ERP, SCM and CX, has completed the acquisition of Vocado, which provides a leading student-centric, cloud-based financial aid solution for higher education institutions. The solution helps students identify eligibility and obtain financing so they can achieve their academic goals.
buyer: Oracle Corporation (ORCL:$41,399.00)
Oracle is a computer technology corporation developing and marketing computer hardware systems and enterprise software products. By eliminating complexity and simplifying IT, Oracle enables its customers to accelerate innovation and create added value for their customers. "
target: Vocado
Vocado provides a leading student-centric, cloud-based financial aid solution for higher education institutions. The solution helps students identify eligibility and obtain financing. Vocado integrates its financial aid solution with both cloud and on-premise Student Information Systems.
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closed 11/29/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Aquila Software, acquired FAME, Inc.

synopsis: Constellation Software Inc. announced its wholly-owned division Vela Operating Group and its subsidiary Aquila Software has acquired FAME, Inc. FAME, Inc. offers Financial Aid Solutions and Student Information Systems to Higher Education clients. They develop software solutions that include windows and web based student information systems.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Aquila Software
Aquila has focused on providing great solutions to Housing & Real Estate, Finance & Banking, and Travel throughout North America and Europe. Aquila’s businesses focus on long term relationships where their solutions evolve with their client’s business needs. "
target: FAME, Inc.
FAME, Inc. offers Financial Aid Solutions and Student Information Systems to Higher Education clients. They develop software solutions that include windows and web based student information systems and ensure compliance, shorten processing time and reduce costs.
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closed 9/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Diamond Mind merged with TADS,

synopsis: Serent Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, announced that it has sold Diamond Mind, the leader in campus-wide payment solutions for independent schools, to Education Brands, a leading software provider to the education industry and a portfolio company of Genstar Capital.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: TADS
TADS is the private school industry’s only provider of single-sign on, integrated web-based tuition management, enrollment, financial aid and admissions with fully supported services. TADS provides cutting-edge technology to over 1,500 private and faith-based K-12 schools nationwide. "
target parent: Serent Capital
target: Diamond Mind
Diamond Mind is the nation’s leading provider of payment solutions for independent K-12 schools serving 850+ schools for over a decade. Diamond Mind offers credit and debit card processing, eChecks, purchase cards and payment software.
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closed 10/22/2012 via BNC Analysis

First Marblehead, acquired Cology, Inc.

synopsis: The First Marblehead Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of certain assets and liabilities of Cology, Inc. Cology is a provider of processing, disbursement and life-of-loan servicing to over 250 credit unions and lending institutions nationally.
buyer: First Marblehead (FMD:$50.38)
First Marblehead helps meet the need for education financing by offering national and regional financial institutions and educational institutions the Monogram(SM) platform, an integrated suite of design, implementation and credit risk management services. "
target: Cology, Inc.
Cology Inc. delivers comprehensive technology support, integrated student loan origination and disbursement services, dynamic brand management, specialized product and business development support, and strategic process improvement consulting for providers in the education finance industry.
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closed 1/16/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Elearis merged with Real Time Cases,

synopsis: Real Time Cases and Elearis have merged to form Curator Solutions®, Inc. The Elearis® SAAS solution provides the ability to easily build online learning by dragging and dropping pictures, graphics, videos, interactive learning objects, documents, animations, and third-party publisher learning content.
buyer: Real Time Cases
Real Time Cases delivers engaging, video-based experiential learning activities that let students confront, learn from, and work to resolve authentic problems facing real and established companies. "
target: Elearis
The Elearis® SAAS solution provides the ability to easily build online learning by dragging and dropping pictures, graphics, videos, interactive learning objects, documents, animations, and third-party publisher learning content.
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