Like Interlock Concepts, Inc.

closed 9/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Galaxy Next Generation, Inc., acquired Interlock Concepts, Inc.

synopsis: Galaxy Next Generation, a provider of interactive learning technology solutions, has acquired Interlock Concepts, an audio company creating products used for building notification systems. Galaxy plans to integrate Interlock Concepts' technology, which has been implemented in over 1,000 schools, into their suite, especially for the K-12 market.
buyer: Galaxy Next Generation, Inc. (OTCPK:GAXY:$2.32)
Galaxy Next Generation is a provider of interactive learning technology solutions that allows presenters and participants to engage in a fully collaborative environment. Galaxy's products include its private-label interactive touch screen panel as well as other peripheral and communication devices. "
target: Interlock Concepts, Inc.
Interlock Concepts creates products used for building notification systems and has been implemented in over 1,000 schools. Their products include a notification and building communication platform, amplifiers, lanyard and handheld microphones, call and alert buttons, speakers, and more.
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announced 6/6/2016 via BusinessWire

Telerent Leasing Corporation, will acquire Digital Networks Group, Inc.

synopsis: Telerent Leasing Corporation (TLC), a leading provider of visual communications solutions through its Avidex Industries and TeleHealth Services divisions, announced it has agreed to acquire Digital Networks Group, Inc. (DNG), one of the nation’s leading custom AV integrators in the healthcare, education, and government sectors.
buyer parent: Itochu Corporation
buyer: Telerent Leasing Corporation
Telerent Leasing Corporation (TLC) provides captive financing solutions to corporations. Through its TeleHealth Services division, TLC provides HD, interactive patient engagement, and other hospital television-based systems and solutions to hospitals and hotels throughout the U.S. "
target: Digital Networks Group, Inc.
Digital Networks Group, Inc. (DNG) is a Southern California based technology systems integrator specializing in turnkey audio visual and information technology related systems in the public and private sectors.
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announced 12/5/2018 via PR Web

BoomWriter Media, will acquire Squirrel Learning Limited

synopsis: BoomWriter Media, Inc., a leading global provider of online collaborative writing solutions for education, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire United Kingdom based educational professional development and services company Squirrel Learning.
buyer: BoomWriter Media
BoomWriter Media, Inc., is a leading provider of online collaborative writing solutions and a Google for Education Partner. Their collaborative writing site allows students to develop and enhance their writing, reading, vocabulary, and peer-assessment skills on any device. "
target: Squirrel Learning Limited
Squirrel Learning is a United Kingdom-based educational professional development and services company. Squirrel Learning provides digital intervention curriculum and services to schools and district councils throughout the United Kingdom.
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closed 7/23/2019 via BusinessWire

AVI-SPL, Inc., acquired Digital Video Networks

synopsis: AVI-SPL, a company that designs, builds, integrates, and supports systems and environments that enable communication and collaboration, has acquired Digital Video Networks, a company that was formed to serve Educational, Military and enterprise customers in their transformation to digital video systems over I.P. networks.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: AVI-SPL, Inc.
AVI-SPL designs, builds, integrates, and supports systems and environments that enable communication and collaboration. AVI-SPL has highly trained and certified system engineers in addition to an international network of solution providers in 30 countries. "
target: Digital Video Networks
Digital Video Networks was formed to serve Educational, Military and enterprise customers in their transformation to digital video systems over I.P. networks. Their mission is to design, install and support Cutting Edge Audio, Video, & Data Collaboration/Presentation Systems to their clients.
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closed 10/7/2020 via BNC Analysis

Trinity3 Technology, acquired FireFly Computers

synopsis: Trinity3 Technology and FireFly Computers are pleased to announce that the two companies are merging. FireFly Computers built its identity in the K-12 market as a vendor focused on solving customer pain points. FireFly Computers has helped thousands of organizations deploy computing solutions that are great for the user.
buyer parent: Rotunda Capital Partners
buyer: Trinity3 Technology
Trinity3 Technology is wholly immersed in serving the technology needs of the education market. The company offers custom-built solutions—including student computing, warranty services, and enterprise products—to suit each customer’s unique needs. "
target: FireFly Computers
FireFly Computers built its identity in the K-12 market as a vendor focused on solving customer pain points. FireFly Computers has helped thousands of organizations deploy computing solutions that are great for the user, simple for the tech administrator, and attractive for the budget committee.
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announced 8/26/2020 via BNC Analysis

Total Specific Hosting, will acquire Actacom

synopsis: Total Specific Hosting, a Dutch provider of cloud and ICT outsourcing solutions, will acquire Actacom, an ICT services provider in the Netherlands. Actacom provides ICT services to schools, government institutions, libraries, and SMEs. They offer services for cloud, wired and wireless networks, hardware, storage systems and server management.
buyer parent: Strikwerda Investments
buyer: Total Specific Hosting
Total Specific Hosting is a Dutch provider of cloud and ICT outsourcing solutions. Total Specific Hosting manages and develops business-critical IT processes for customers in the semi-public sector. They provide secure and reliable services to enable their clients to focus on their core processes. "
target: Actacom
Actacom is an ICT services provider in the Netherlands. Actacom provides ICT services to primary and secondary schools, government institutions, libraries, and SMEs. They offer services for cloud, wired and wireless networks, hardware, storage systems and server management.
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closed 8/8/2016 via PE Hub

Certica Solutions, acquired Educuity

synopsis: Certica Solutions, provider of the Certica Connect™ education technology Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), announced that it has acquired Educuity, experts in the delivery of Ed-Fi® services, technology and data architecture for state and local education agencies.
buyer parent: New Harbor Capital
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica Solutions provides education technology platform, content and data solutions which enable K-12 educators and administrators to improve instructional and organizational performance. Certica partners with a diverse network of education technology companies, publishers and assessment providers."
target: Educuity
Educuity partners with state and local education agencies to effectively apply Ed-Fi® technology, an education data standard and tool suite, to modernize data infrastructures, deploy data dashboards and visualizations, and implement data-driven education processes that improve student outcomes.
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closed 4/10/2015 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired Remote-Learner UK

synopsis: Blackboard announced the acquisition of Remote-Learner UK, a leading provider of open source solutions to the education industry, primarily in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Remote-Learner UK provides hosting, support and consulting services in the United Kingdom, Ireland and other regions around the world.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard is the world's leading education technology company and is reimagining education by challenging conventional thinking and advancing new learning models. They partner with higher education, K-12, corporate organizations, and government agencies around the world. "
target parent: Remote-Learner
target: Remote-Learner UK
Remote-Learner UK, a subsidiary of the U.S.-based Remote-Learner.Net, Inc., provides hosting, support and consulting services in the United Kingdom, Ireland and other regions around the world.
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closed 6/20/2012 via BNC Analysis

Saratoga Technologies, Inc., acquired Bridge Computer Systems Inc

synopsis: Saratoga Technologies announced the acquisition of Bridge Computer Systems. Bridge Computer Systems, Inc. produces software and hardware solutions for local governments, education and corporations. They provide hardware, operating system software, networking needs, Internet setup, forms and other peripheral items.
buyer: Saratoga Technologies, Inc.
Saratoga Technologies is an IT services, solutions and consulting company that specializes in managed computer networking services, PC repair, IBM, HP and Dell server support, Lenovo laptop repair, disaster data recovery, network security, HP printer / copier repair, and more. "
target: Bridge Computer Systems Inc
Bridge Computer Systems, Inc. produces software and hardware solutions for local governments, education and corporations. They provide hardware, operating system software, networking needs, Internet setup, forms and other peripheral items.
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closed 12/30/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Sibling Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc., merged with NewCo4Education, LLC

synopsis: Sibling Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc. announced that on December 30, 2010, it closed on its previously announced acquisition of NewCo4Education, LLC. NewCo4Education is a recently formed entity with a focus on providing services and technology aimed at increasing the performance in educational settings.
buyer: Sibling Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE:$0.30)
Sibling Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc. is a development stage holding company that was founded in 1988. The company is based in New York, NY. "
target: NewCo4Education, LLC
NewCo4Education, LLC is a recently formed entity with a focus on providing services and technology aimed at increasing the performance in educational settings. It operates through two divisions, its Educational Management Organization (EMO) and its Technology and Services Group (TSG).
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closed 12/7/2017 via Company Press Release

Prodec Networks, acquired Smarter Interactive

synopsis: Prodec Networks, a leading provider of business IT and network solutions, announced the completion of its acquisition of Smarter Interactive, an award winning specialist solutions provider for audio visual collaboration technologies.
buyer: Prodec Networks
Prodec Networks specializes in providing IT, network and infrastructure services for the modern workplace. Prodec provides businesses with the means to empower their workforce, increase productivity and improve their bottom line. "
target: Smarter Interactive
Smarter Interactive is an award-winning specialist provider of audiovisual collaboration solutions. They offer interactive whiteboards, projectors, video conferencing and digital signage for businesses and organizations who have more than one location and a strong meetings culture.
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announced 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

PCI Holdings, Inc., will acquire Infinitec Co., Ltd.

synopsis: PCI Holdings, a developer of information technology and software products, will be acquiring Infinitec Co., Ltd, a developer and designer of IT solutions for the education industry. They strongly support the use of PCs ranging from staff rooms, ordinary classrooms, PC classrooms, campus LAN, regional intra and inter-school networks.
buyer: PCI Holdings, Inc. (TSE:3918:$135.35)
Based in Japan, PCI Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops information technology and software products for optimal allocation of management resources and management oversight of business subsidiaries. "
target: Infinitec Co., Ltd.
Based in Japan, Infinitec Co., Ltd. develops and designs IT solutions for the education industry. They strongly support the use of PCs ranging from staff rooms, ordinary classrooms, PC classrooms, campus LAN, regional intra and inter-school networks.
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closed 2/4/2021 via Company Press Release

babble cloud limited, acquired Activ Technology Ltd

synopsis: Babble Cloud, a unified comms, contact centre and cyber solutions provider in the UK, has acquired Activ Technology, a UK-based company that provides managed IT and telephony services to SME and education partners. Activ offers services for cloud solutions, mobile telecoms, telephone systems, and more.
buyer parent: Graphite Capital
buyer: babble cloud limited
Babble Cloud is a UK provider of cloud-based communications technology. Babble offers solutions for unified communications, contact centres, VOIP and more. babble brings businesses and communications technology together to help make them become more accessible, responsive, and effective. "
target: Activ Technology Ltd
Activ Technology is a UK-based company that provides managed IT and telephony services to SME and education partners. Activ provides their clients with the support they need to run their businesses. They offer services for cloud solutions, mobile telecoms, telephone systems, and more.
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closed 10/30/2014 via Company Press Release

COMPAREX AG, acquired Cloudbearing, Inc.

synopsis: The international IT service provider COMPAREX announced the acquisition of CloudBearing, Inc. They offer managed support services and training in addition to Office 365 migrations. CloudBearing was named by Microsoft as the 2014 US Education Cloud Platform Partner of the Year.
buyer: COMPAREX AG
COMPAREX is a global IT provider specialized in license management, software procurement and technical product consulting. With a track record spanning thirty years, COMPAREX serves public-sector bodies as well as SMEs, industrial companies and large international corporations. "
target: Cloudbearing, Inc.
CloudBearing helps organizations move their applications and infrastructure to the Microsoft Cloud to lower cost and risk and to increase security and productivity. They offer white-glove Office 365 migrations, Microsoft Azure and SharePoint Online implementation, and more.
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closed 2/14/2005 via PR Newswire

VerticalBuyer, Inc., merged with Computer Software Innovations, Inc.

synopsis: VerticalBuyer, Inc. announced that it has completed its anticipated merger with Computer Software Innovations, Inc., a South Carolina corporation. CSI, organized in 1989 and privately held, develops proprietary fund accounting software applications and provides network integration solutions for local governments and education institutions.
buyer: VerticalBuyer, Inc.
VerticalBuyer, a Delaware corporation, has been maintained as a corporate shell since it discontinued operations in September 2001. It is publicly held and reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission under Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as will the merged entity. By mer "
target: Computer Software Innovations, Inc. (CSWI:$55.05)
Computer Software Innovations, Inc. develops proprietary fund accounting software applications and provides network integration solutions for local government and education.
price ($mm)
$15
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closed 1/31/2018 via Company Press Release

Excalibur Communications, acquired Techs4Education

synopsis: Excalibur Communications, a company that provides end to end business consulting services, has acquired Techs4Education, a trusted provider of IT support services and technology solutions to schools in South of England.
buyer: Excalibur Communications
Excalibur provides an end to end business consulting service that offers reliable insight, and expertise in communications and technology. Based locally with over 15 years’ experience, Excalibur is the trusted advisor to over 5500 customers. "
target: Techs4Education
At Techs4education they provide tailored, flexible and friendly on-site and remote services, offering the best IT solutions for Infant, Junior and Primary schools. Their IT support service is designed to maintain and develop a school’s IT network.
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closed 6/5/2019 via PR Newswire

GCOM Software LLC, acquired GANTECH Inc

synopsis: GCOM Software LLC announced that it has acquired GANTECH, Inc., a leading provider of consulting and technical services to the State of Maryland. GANTECH is a managed solutions provider focused on digital workspace and cloud services.
buyer: GCOM Software LLC
Founded in 2005, GCOM Software delivers innovative technology solutions to the public sector, with a focus on modernizing and consolidating legacy IT systems in the vital records, public health, public safety, licensing and permitting and cyber security markets. "
target: GANTECH Inc
GANTECH, Inc. is a leading provider of consulting and technical services to the State of Maryland. GANTECH is a managed solutions provider focused on digital workspace and cloud services.
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closed 3/3/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Vasta Platform Ltd, acquired Sociedade Educacional da Lagoa Ltda.

synopsis: Vasta Platform has acquired, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Somos Sistemas de Ensino S.A., Sociedade Educacional da Lagoa Ltda. (SEL), a company that provides technical and pedagogic services to education platforms, including the maintenance of such platforms, development and improvement of contents and training of professionals.
buyer: Vasta Platform Ltd (VSTA:$171.77)
Vasta is a leading, high-growth education company in Brazil powered by technology, providing end-to-end educational and digital solutions that cater to all needs of private schools operating in the K-12 educational segment. "
target: Sociedade Educacional da Lagoa Ltda.
Sociedade Educacional da Lagoa Ltda. provides technical and pedagogic services to education platforms, including the maintenance of such platforms, development and improvement of contents and training of professionals.
price ($mm)
$11
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closed 8/17/2020 via GlobeNewswire

SPi Global Solutions, acquired LearningMate Solutions Inc.

synopsis: SPi Global, the market leading content technology enterprise, has acquired a majority stake in LearningMate from Helix Investments, an India-focused private equity fund. LearningMate is a technology company that works with education institutions across the globe to help them build, deploy, and streamline their digital infrastructure.
buyer parent: Partners Group Holding AG
buyer: SPi Global Solutions
SPi Global is a market leading content technology and content solutions enterprise that provides data services and subject matter expertise (SME) to multiple industries such as publishing, finance, healthcare and life sciences, media and retail, research, learning, and corporates. "
target parent: Helix Investments
target: LearningMate Solutions Inc.
LearningMate is a technology company offering domain expertise in teaching and learning solutions. LearningMate works with education institutions across the globe to help them build, deploy, and streamline their digital infrastructure.
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closed 1/13/2021 via Company Press Release

Shift, Inc., acquired VISH, Inc

synopsis: SHIFT Inc. announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a 100% equity interest in VISH Inc., a system cloud services company, that helps businesses that require shuttle bus services, the reason for the acquisition is SHIFT has been expanding its software quality assurance business since 2009.
buyer: Shift, Inc. (TSE:3697:$308.36)
Shift, Inc. provides information technology consulting and software testing services. Shift Inc. was founded in 2005 and is based in Tokyo, Japan. SHIFT has been expanding its software quality assurance business and serves clients in a wide variety of industries, such as financial, retail, and more."
target: VISH, Inc
VISH, Inc, based in Japan, develops system cloud services for the businesses requiring a shuttle bus, such as kindergartens, nursery schools, swimming schools, sports clubs, driving schools, etc. The company was founded in 2004.
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$6
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closed 9/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Galaxy Next Generation, Inc., acquired Interlock Concepts, Inc.

synopsis: Galaxy Next Generation, a provider of interactive learning technology solutions, has acquired Interlock Concepts, an audio company creating products used for building notification systems. Galaxy plans to integrate Interlock Concepts' technology, which has been implemented in over 1,000 schools, into their suite, especially for the K-12 market.
buyer: Galaxy Next Generation, Inc. (OTCPK:GAXY:$2.32)
Galaxy Next Generation is a provider of interactive learning technology solutions that allows presenters and participants to engage in a fully collaborative environment. Galaxy's products include its private-label interactive touch screen panel as well as other peripheral and communication devices. "
target: Interlock Concepts, Inc.
Interlock Concepts creates products used for building notification systems and has been implemented in over 1,000 schools. Their products include a notification and building communication platform, amplifiers, lanyard and handheld microphones, call and alert buttons, speakers, and more.
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closed 9/5/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Galaxy Next Generation, Inc., acquired Interlock Concepts, Inc.

synopsis: Galaxy Next Generation, a provider of interactive learning technology solutions, has acquired Interlock Concepts, an audio company creating products used for building notification systems. Galaxy plans to integrate Interlock Concepts' technology, which has been implemented in over 1,000 schools, into their suite, especially for the K-12 market.
buyer: Galaxy Next Generation, Inc. (OTCPK:GAXY:$2.32)
Galaxy Next Generation is a provider of interactive learning technology solutions that allows presenters and participants to engage in a fully collaborative environment. Galaxy's products include its private-label interactive touch screen panel as well as other peripheral and communication devices. "
target: Interlock Concepts, Inc.
Interlock Concepts creates products used for building notification systems and has been implemented in over 1,000 schools. Their products include a notification and building communication platform, amplifiers, lanyard and handheld microphones, call and alert buttons, speakers, and more.
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announced 11/6/2015 via PR Newswire

Anoto Group AB, will acquire Livescribe, Inc.

synopsis: Anoto Group AB announced an agreement to acquire Livescribe Inc. Based in Oakland, California and founded in 2007, Livescribe's smartpens allow students, business people, journalists, and anyone who values pen and paper note-taking to capture, access, and share everything they write, draw, and hear.
buyer: Anoto Group AB (OM:ANOT:$22.67)
Anoto Group, through its subsidiaries, develops and licenses a technology for digital pen and paper, which enables the transmission of handwritten text and illustrations into digital format. Their solutions are based on Anoto digital pen and paper technology to capture, transmit, and store data. "
target: Livescribe, Inc.
Livescribe is the global leader in the design and manufacturing of smartpens, enabling customers to capture, search and share handwritten notes on the digital devices they use every day. Livescribe makes the only smartpens on the market that synchronize handwritten notes with recorded audio.
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closed 12/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Transom Capital Group, acquired Scantron Corporation

synopsis: Transom Capital Group, an operations-focused middle-market private equity firm, has acquired Scantron Corporation, a global technology and services driven company whose experts provide comprehensive assessment and technology solutions. Scantron is a widely recognized brand world-wide with a history in delivering quality, accuracy, and reliability.
buyer: Transom Capital Group
Transom is an operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm's methodology and industry expertise create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, and distinctive outcomes. "
target parent: MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc.
target: Scantron Corporation
Scantron Corporation is a global, diversified company that empowers growth through intelligent, mission-critical assessment, technology, and data capture solutions for business, education, certification, and government clients around the world.
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closed 3/25/2019 via PR Newswire

USSC Group, acquired Child Check-Mate System

synopsis: USSC Group, (USSC) a global leader in the commercial and military seating industry, has acquired Child Check-Mate System (CCM), a Canadian School Bus Safety Company. CCM offers a unique alarm system which acts as an electronic reminder to drivers to help ensure that all children have safely disembarked the vehicle upon the completion of each run.
buyer: USSC Group
USSC Group is a global leader in the commercial and military seating industry. The group designs and engineers world-class safety, survivability, and technology products for commercial and military transportation vehicles. Their products include seating for buses, fire trucks, rail cars and more. "
target: Child Check-Mate System
Child Check-Mate System is a Canadian School Bus Safety Company who has developed and patented a unique alarm system which acts as an electronic reminder to drivers. This reminder helps ensure that all children have safely disembarked the vehicle upon the completion of each run.
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closed 6/22/2018 via BusinessWire

Sphero, acquired Specdrums

synopsis: Sphero, the leader in bringing together play and STEAM learning, announced its acquisition of Specdrums, a Boulder-based music tech startup. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
buyer: Sphero
Sphero is an industry-leading robotics toy company that bridges the gap between the real world and the virtual world with its smartphone-controlled robots. "
target: Specdrums
Specdrums is a Boulder-based music tech startup founded in 2016. Specdrums offers app-controlled rings worn on a user’s fingers that turn color into sound with a simple tap.
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closed 9/14/2016 via PR Newswire

Foxconn Technology Group, acquired SMART Technologies Inc.

synopsis: Foxconn Technology Group has acquired all of the outstanding common shares of SMART Technologies Inc., a leading provider of education and business collaboration solutions. SMART Technologies is an innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that inspire collaboration in both education and business around the globe.
buyer: Foxconn Technology Group (TSEC:2317:$139,710.76)
Foxconn is the world's foremost provider of joint-design, joint-development, environmental-friendly manufacturing, assembly and after-sales services to global Computer, Communication and Consumer-electronics leaders. "
target: SMART Technologies Inc. (TSX:SMA:$331.81)
SMART Technologies Inc. is a world leader in simple and intuitive solutions that enable more natural collaboration. They are an innovator in interactive touch technologies and software that inspire collaboration in both education and business around the globe.
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closed 11/3/2015 via PR Newswire

NetDragon WebSoft Inc., acquired Promethean World PLC

synopsis: NetDragon Websoft Inc., a leading developer and operator of online games and mobile internet platforms in China, announced that it has completed the acquisition of a 100% stake in Promethean, a London-listed world leader in the rapidly growing global interactive learning technologies market.
buyer: NetDragon WebSoft Inc. (SEHK:777:$615.68)
NetDragon Websoft Inc. is a leading innovator and creative force in China's online gaming and mobile internet industries. NetDragon offers many well-known mobile Internet products and services, including 91 Assistant, HiMarket, 91 Launcher,91 Panda Reader,sj.91.com and www.hiapk.com. "
target: Promethean World PLC (LSE:PRW:$174.51)
Promethean is a global education technology leader that partners with schools and teachers to create dynamic learning environments that motivate students to learn. Students engage with interactive, multimedia lessons through ClassFlow, their comprehensive instructional delivery system.
price ($mm)[EV]
$131 [$140]
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closed 4/10/2015 via BNC Analysis

Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation, acquired Brainchild, Inc.

synopsis: Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation formally completed the acquistion of Brainchild, Inc. Brainchild creates and develops tools to engage all students. Brainchild specializes in handheld tutors and software for state test preparation.
buyer: Quadrant 4 Systems Corporation (QFOR:$54.82)
Quadrant 4 is a Vertical Cloud Platform company offering state-of-the-art PaaS solutions in Healthcare, Media and Retail. Their highly scalable vertical cloud platforms coupled with their Global Professional Services organization provides clients with a competitive advantage in the marketplace. "
target: Brainchild, Inc.
Brainchild has established a strong track record of helping thousands of schools make AYP and win awards for dramatic increases in scores on state tests. Brainchild makes tools to engage all students. Struggling students have a variety of learning styles and disabilities.
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closed 8/7/2013 via PR Newswire

Turning Technologies, LLC, acquired eInstruction Corporation

synopsis: Turning Technologies, a company that creates leading assessment delivery and data collection solutions for learning environments, has acquired eInstruction. eInstruction develops educational technology, including classroom instruction systems, student response systems, interactive whiteboards and assessment software.
buyer parent: Brockway Moran & Partners Inc.
buyer: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies, LLC develops interactive response systems utilizing the latest software and hardware tools available and transforms them into state of the art applications for audience response. "
target: eInstruction Corporation
eInstruction is the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to Kindergarten-12th grade, higher-education, corporate and military classrooms with an estimated 40% market share.
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closed 7/15/2013 via PR Web

Skyview Capital LLC, acquired Mimio

synopsis: Skyview Capital, a private investment firm, announced that it has acquired the Mimio and Headsprout interactive technology businesses from Newell Rubbermaid. Mimio is a global leader in interactive teaching technologies offering innovative, affordable educational technologies and curriculum solutions for K-12 classrooms.
buyer: Skyview Capital LLC
Skyview Capital, LLC is a privately held investment firm headquartered in Century City, California that specializes in the acquisition and continuous management of "systems critical" enterprises in the areas of technology, telecommunications, business services, and niche manufacturing. "
target parent: Newell Rubbermaid Inc.
target: Mimio
Mimio is a global leader in interactive teaching technologies offering innovative, affordable educational technologies and curriculum solutions to increase effectiveness and engagement in K-12 classrooms.
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closed 7/17/2012 via BusinessWire

Redflex Group, acquired SmartBus Live

synopsis: Redflex Traffic Systems® is expanding its student safety division with the acquisition of SmartBus Live™. Since 2008, the SmartBus Live safety camera program has helped school districts and municipalities monitor and deter drivers who illegally pass school buses while the stop arm is deployed.
buyer: Redflex Group
Redflex Traffic Systems®, a leader in road safety technology, operates more than 2,000 photo enforcement systems in more than 250 cities throughout the United States and Canada. With continuous development of new safety products, Redflex has been helping to reduce collisions and save lives. "
target: SmartBus Live
SmartBus Live has combined state of the art camera technology with proprietary back-end software, which together make up a comprehensive safety program that enables authorities to better enforce stop arm violations.
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closed 7/2/2007 via BNC Analysis

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired eInstruction Corporation

synopsis: Berkery, Noyes & Co., LLC, the leading independent investment bank serving the information and technology markets, announces that it represented Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, which has signed a definitive agreement to acquire 100 percent of eInstruction Corporation (eInstruction), a portfolio company of Chicago Growth Partners.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity firm, manages the largest private equity fund in the United States focused on investments in the education, training and related business services and information industries ("Knowledge Industries"). "
target parent: Chicago Growth Partners
target: eInstruction Corporation
eInstruction is the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to Kindergarten-12th grade, higher-education, corporate and military classrooms with an estimated 40% market share.
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closed 8/15/2005 via Company Description

Chicago Growth Partners, acquired eInstruction Corporation

synopsis: eInstruction Corporation was acquired by a group of investors led by Chicago Growth Partners that also included the Private Equity Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, PPM America Capital Partners, CapitalSource and management. MHT acted as the exclusive advisor to eInstruction.
buyer: Chicago Growth Partners
Chicago Growth Partners focuses on lower middle market growth companies in Business and Consumer Services, Healthcare, Industrial Growth and Information Technology. We’ve focused on these industries for over 21 years, with a combined 100+ years of experience in these four areas. "
target: eInstruction Corporation
eInstruction is the leading worldwide provider of interactive response systems to Kindergarten-12th grade, higher-education, corporate and military classrooms with an estimated 40% market share.
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closed 3/1/2005 via Company Press Release

Library Video Company, acquired SAFARI Video Networks

synopsis: Today, Library Video Company, the leading distributor of educational VHS and DVD programs to schools nationwide, completed the purchase of SAFARI Technologies’ Video Networking Division. SAFARI Video Networks is the leading provider of video networking solutions for schools in the U.S.
buyer: Library Video Company
[BWP 01/25/2000]: the leading distributor of educational video, CD-ROM, audiobook and DVD to schools and public libraries nationwide. The company stocks over 12,000 titles covering a diverse range of topics for all ages and grade levels. Each program has been carefully reviewed and selected for con "
target: SAFARI Video Networks
SAFARI Video Networks is the leading provider of video networking solutions for schools in the U.S.. SAFARI's leading product is a digital content system providing a single interface for all educational publishers and school created libraries; and a WAN (Wide Area Network) that delivers rich media r
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closed 6/27/2005 via PR Newswire

AlphaSmart, Inc. merged with Renaissance Learning, Inc.,

synopsis: Renaissance Learning(R), Inc. and AlphaSmart, Inc. announced today that the merger of AlphaSmart, Inc. with a subsidiary of Renaissance Learning, Inc. has been completed. Renaissance Learning will issue approximately 1.2 million shares of Renaissance Learning common stock and pay approximately $34 million in cash.
buyer: Renaissance Learning, Inc.
Renaissance Learning is the creator of Renaissance solutions - the nation's leading programs for pre-K to 12 school- and districtwide improvement. Renaissance solutions enhance virtually any curriculum with a combination of research-based software, professional development, technical services, and p"
target: AlphaSmart, Inc.
AlphaSmart, Inc. is a provider of affordable, portable personal learning solutions for the K-12 classroom. Its portable computer-companion products are used by students to enhance writing, keyboarding and comprehension, and have been adopted by more than 8,000 school districts in the United States
price ($mm)
$51
rev ($mm)
$36
EBITDA ($mm)
$5
EV / rev
1.4x
EV / EBITDA
10.9x
closed 5/20/2015 via PE Hub

TA Associates, acquired Procare Software

synopsis: TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm, announced it has completed a majority investment in Procare Software. Procare provides integrated payment processing, software, hardware and data hosting to child care businesses and organizations, helping them streamline management, administration and recordkeeping.
buyer: TA Associates
TA Associates is one of the oldest and largest growth private equity firms in the world. They invest in growing private companies in exciting industries, with the goal of helping management teams build their businesses into great companies. "
target: Procare Software
Founded in 1992, Procare provides integrated payment processing, software, hardware and data hosting to child care businesses and organizations, helping them streamline management, administration and recordkeeping.
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closed 9/22/2014 via GlobeNewswire

Safe Fleet, acquired Seon

synopsis: Safe Fleet, the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles announced the acquisition of Seon, the leading manufacturer of video surveillance and fleet management solutions for school and transit buses.
buyer: Safe Fleet
Safe Fleet is the leading provider of safety solutions for fleet vehicles. Safe Fleet owns a portfolio of brands that helps its customers improve the safety and efficiency of their fleets, their operators, passengers and pedestrians. "
target: Seon
Seon develops, manufactures and markets mobile video surveillance systems for the school and transit bus markets. Seon helps transportation managers capture, record, view, and wirelessly download on-board security footage, quickly and reliably.
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closed 12/11/2014 via PR Newswire

ITC Systems, acquired GoPrint Systems

synopsis: ITC Systems has acquired rival print software vendor GoPrint. The acquisition broadens ITC Systems' print solution deployment capabilities adding an established print software solution to its campus card and library offerings.
buyer: ITC Systems
ITC Systems designs and implement state-of-the-art cash card management systems on university campuses, in academic and public libraries, government departments, food service environments and other closed institutional settings. "
target: GoPrint Systems
GoPrint Systems specializes in providing state-of-the-art, Multi-Platform, Self-Service, Cost Recovery, Pay-For-Print Management Systems to Colleges and University Campuses, Computer Centers, Libraries and Learning Resource Centers.
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closed 6/5/2019 via BusinessWire

Raptor Technologies, acquired LobbyGuard Solutions

synopsis: Raptor Technologies, the market leader in U.S. K-12 school security solutions announced that it has acquired LobbyGuard Solutions, LLC, a visitor management and front office automation system provider.
buyer: Raptor Technologies
Raptor Technologies helps schools with visitor, volunteer, and emergency management solutions that instantly screen for registered sex offenders, manage custody issues, and run background checks on volunteers. The Raptor system has also been credited with the arrests of numerous sex offenders. "
target: LobbyGuard Solutions
LobbyGuard Solutions provides products in the visitor management sector and offers a self-service sign-in kiosk. The LobbyGuard product line has been the subject of numerous media stories as an important and well-received part of corporate, government and public education security initiatives.
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closed 11/30/2016 via BNC Analysis

Family Zone Cyber Safety, purchased Sonar/MyNet IP from Tesserent Limited

synopsis: Tesserent, a company that delivers network security as a managed service to high value organizations, has sold the Sonar/MyNet IP to Family Zone Cyber Safety Limited, a cyber safety solution that works in and out of home to enable parents to block apps and filter online content.
buyer: Family Zone Cyber Safety (ASX:FZO:$1.24)
Family Zone Cyber Safety is an innovative, simple to use, cyber safety solution that works in and out of home to enable parents to block apps and filter adult content, restrict social media use and automatically schedule screen times by child. "
seller: Tesserent Limited (ASX:TNT:$33.72)
The acquisition includes the Sonar/MyNet IP of Tesserent. Sonar is an identity-based appliance that enables educational institutions to secure and manage their Internet connections. MyNet is a web-based monitoring and administration interface for a school’s Internet Gateway and Internet service.
price ($mm)
$3.80
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closed 1/8/2019 via BusinessWire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired BioStore

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, the UK’s leading business-critical software provider, announced the acquisition of BioStore Ltd, a principal provider of identity management and cashless catering solutions to UK schools and businesses.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS Software Group is the 6th largest privately-owned software supplier in the UK. IRIS offers the greatest range of specialist accountancy, financial management, human resource management, payroll and education solutions, delivered as a choice of integrated on premise and cloud-based applications."
target: BioStore
BioStore develops identity management technologies. BioStore’s identity management and cashless catering solutions are used by over 3,000 UK schools and sixth form colleges to improve and streamline access control and how catering services are delivered.
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