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Edlio, acquired Online School Management Systems

synopsis: Online School Management Systems (OSMS) has been acquired by Edlio, an LA-headquartered specialist in school websites and parent communication. Online School Management Systems (OSMS) specializes in cloud based solutions for receipting school funds from parents and students online or in person.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Edlio
For 18+ years, Edlio has connected K-12 educators with their communities, offering a comprehensive and easy-to-use communication package. Edlio’s content management system powers over 10,000 websites for schools and districts across North America. "
target: Online School Management Systems
Online School Management Systems (OSMS) specializes in cloud based solutions for receipting school funds from parents and students online or in person. Online School Payments (OSP) is a fully integrated online school activity and cafeteria funds payment solution.
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closed 12/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Faria Education Group, acquired SchoolsBuddy

synopsis: Faria Education Group Limited, an international education systems and services provider, through its wholly-owned UK subsidiary, has acquired a majority interest in SchoolsBuddy, an activities management and payments solution serving more than 240 of the world’s leading international schools.
buyer: Faria Education Group
Faria Education Group was founded in 2006 to transition schools from paper onto a curriculum-focused learning platform. Today, Faria powers curriculum for more than 10,000 schools and districts and three million students. "
target: SchoolsBuddy
SchoolsBuddy is the complete extra-curricular management system available on both web and mobile. Designed for staff, students and parents, SchoolsBuddy features online signup, allocation, management, payments, and attendance for after school activities.
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closed 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Connexeo Inc. merged with Vanco Payment Solutions, Inc.,

synopsis: Connexeo, a company that is transforming Administration Software and Payment Systems for education and community organizations, has merged with Vanco, a company that provides electronic payment and donation processing solutions, as well as software that enables educational organizations to operate more efficiently.
buyer: Vanco Payment Solutions, Inc.
Vanco serves those who make communities better places to live. Vanco provides electronic payment and donation processing solutions, as well as software that enables educational organizations to operate more efficiently. "
target: Connexeo Inc.
Connexeo is transforming Administration Software and Payment Systems for education and community organizations, delivering streamlined access and support through web-based solutions designed to address their industry’s unique needs.
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closed 1/30/2018 via Company Press Release

ParentPay Limited, acquired WIS Services B.V.

synopsis: ParentPay, Europe’s leading provider of school payment and parental engagement services, has acquired WIS, the market leading software provider for school payment collection and parent communication in the Netherlands. WIS offers WIS Communicator, a cloud messaging solution giving parents access to news, grades, homework, schedules and invoices.
buyer: ParentPay Limited
ParentPay Ltd is the UK’s leading online payment and parental engagement provider for schools and families. Its ParentPay platform delivers online payments, income management and dinner money administration for schools, local authorities and caterers. "
target: WIS Services B.V.
WIS is the market leading software provider for school payment collection and parent communication in the Netherlands. One of their products, WIS Communicator, is a powerful cloud messaging solution giving parents access to news, grades, homework, schedules, e-mails and invoices.
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closed 6/4/2014 via BusinessWire

Charge Payment, LLC, acquired Data Business Systems

synopsis: Charge Payment, LLC has acquired Data Business Systems (DBS). DBS specializes in the education software and payments sector. By leveraging technology to provide school districts with integrated, district-wide solutions, DBS today serves more than 5,500 schools with approximately 3 million students.
buyer: Charge Payment, LLC (IIIV:$152.34)
Charge Payment, LLC is a technology centric payment company focused on providing solutions to its clients throughout the U.S. These solutions help their clients improve their operating efficiencies, enhance revenues, and streamline their payment processing functions. "
target: Data Business Systems
Data Business Systems (DSB) specializes in the education software and payments sector. By leveraging technology to provide school districts with integrated, district-wide solutions, DBS serves more than 5,500 schools with approximately 3 million students.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BusinessWire

Rev19, acquired PAYK12

synopsis: Rev19, LLC, a Southlake, TX-based fintech company, announced the acquisition of PAYK12, LLC, a next-generation, school payments solution. Headquartered in Indianapolis, PAYK12 is a cloud-based software platform that provides districts, schools, and the departments within, one digital hub for managing school payments and funds.
buyer: Rev19
Rev19 is an established, rapidly growing merchant services and financial technology company based in Southlake, TX. Put simply, Rev19’s goal is to provide the very best experience, customer service, and payment solutions for their merchants. "
target: PAYK12
Headquartered in Indianapolis, PAYK12 is a cloud-based software platform that provides districts, schools, and the departments within, one digital hub for managing school payments and funds.
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closed 11/30/2017 via PE Hub

Togetherwork, acquired CommunityPass

synopsis: Togetherwork, the emerging leader in Group Management Software and Payments, announced the acquisition of Capturepoint, a leader in software for Recreation Management. Capturepoint is the developer of CommunityPass, a comprehensive, cloud-based registration management solution for recreation and schools.
buyer parent: Aquiline Capital Partners
buyer: Togetherwork
Togetherwork is the emerging leader in software and payments for groups and organizations of all kinds, helping them grow, become more efficient, increase revenues, and provide excellent service to their members and constituents. "
target: CommunityPass
Capturepoint is the developer of CommunityPass, which provides recreation departments and school districts with a highly customizable platform for managing registrations, reservations and payments.
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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 4/19/2016 via BusinessWire

i3 Verticals, LLC, acquired Esber Cash Register

synopsis: i3 Verticals, a rapidly growing technology and payment processing company, acquired Esber Cash Register (ECR). ECR provides school systems in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania with a cost-effective method to host an online payment program through a secure web-based system which simplifies payment, collection and balancing of funds for school districts.
buyer: i3 Verticals, LLC (IIIV:$152.34)
i3 Verticals, LLC is a technology-centric payment company focused on providing solutions to its clients throughout the U.S. These solutions will help clients improve their operating efficiencies, enhance revenues, and streamline their payment processing functions. "
target: Esber Cash Register
Esber Cash Register provides school systems in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania with a cost-effective method to host an online payment program through a secure web-based system, which simplifies payment, collection and balancing of funds for school districts.
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closed 3/11/2019 via GlobeNewswire

EVO Payments International, acquired Way2Pay

synopsis: EVO Payments, Inc., a leading global payment technology and services provider, announced the acquisition of Way2Pay, a payment gateway headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The Way2Pay gateway provides integrated payment solutions for schools and clubs in Ireland and the UK.
buyer: EVO Payments International (EVOP:$529.62)
EVO Payments, Inc. is a leading payment technology and services provider. EVO offers an array of innovative, reliable, and secure payment solutions to merchants ranging from small and mid-size enterprises to multinational companies and organizations across North America and Europe. "
target: Way2Pay
Way2Pay is a payment gateway headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. The Way2Pay gateway provides integrated payment solutions for schools and clubs in Ireland and the UK.
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closed 4/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Reverence Capital Partners LLC, acquired Transact Campus Inc

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced that the company has completed the sale of its Blackboard Transact business unit to Reverence Capital Partners, LP. Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric.
buyer: Reverence Capital Partners LLC
Reverence Capital Partners is a private investment firm focused on thematic investing in leading global, middle-market financial services businesses through control and influence oriented investments. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Transact Campus Inc (ONE:$152.00)
Through transformative payments, Transact partners with institutions to help them make their student and family experience mobile-centric. Transact's open enterprise-class cloud platform enables mission-critical capabilities that translate into superior student and family experiences.
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closed 10/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Travelex Global Business Payments, Inc., acquired Pay 24-7 Limited

synopsis: Travelex Global Business Payments, the international payments specialist, has announced the acquisition of Pay 24-7, online payments technology used by leading universities and higher education institutions in the UK, North America, Europe and Asia.
buyer parent: Travelex Holdings Limited
buyer: Travelex Global Business Payments, Inc.
Travelex Global Business Payments is a global foreign exchange specialist providing the payment and receipt of domestic and international funds for businesses of all sizes. Every year, it processes payments around the world over 35,000 businesses to 1 million beneficiaries. "
target: Pay 24-7 Limited
Pay 24-7 is an online payments technology used by leading universities and higher education institutions in the UK, North America, Europe and Asia. Pay 24-7 is recognised as one of the leading players in this specialised e-payment sector.
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closed 6/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

i3 Verticals, LLC, acquired Pace Payment Systems, Inc.

synopsis: i3 Verticals, Inc. announced the acquisition of Pace Payment Systems, Inc. Pace markets, distributes and sells payment processing products and services, primarily through integrated partnerships in the Public Sector and Education verticals. Through its products, Pace enables its customers to access complete transaction flows in real time.
buyer: i3 Verticals, LLC (IIIV:$152.34)
i3 Verticals delivers seamlessly integrated payment and software solutions to small- and medium-sized businesses and other organizations in strategic vertical markets, such as education, non-profit, public, property management, and healthcare and to the business-to-business payments market. "
target: Pace Payment Systems, Inc.
Pace markets, distributes and sells payment processing products (including software products) and services, primarily through integrated partnerships in the Public Sector and Education verticals. Through its products, Pace enables its customers to access complete transaction flows in real time.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Edlio, acquired Online School Management Systems

synopsis: Online School Management Systems (OSMS) has been acquired by Edlio, an LA-headquartered specialist in school websites and parent communication. Online School Management Systems (OSMS) specializes in cloud based solutions for receipting school funds from parents and students online or in person.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Edlio
For 18+ years, Edlio has connected K-12 educators with their communities, offering a comprehensive and easy-to-use communication package. Edlio’s content management system powers over 10,000 websites for schools and districts across North America. "
target: Online School Management Systems
Online School Management Systems (OSMS) specializes in cloud based solutions for receipting school funds from parents and students online or in person. Online School Payments (OSP) is a fully integrated online school activity and cafeteria funds payment solution.
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closed 4/16/2021 via PR Newswire

Edlio, acquired eChalk

synopsis: Edlio has acquired eChalk, a K-12 accessible website and communication company based in New York, NY. The transaction brings together two of the leading providers of accessible school websites, combining decades of experience to better serve school communities.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: Edlio
Edlio has been the foundation for building trust in K-12 communities for 20 years. Edlio makes it easy for schools and districts to consolidate website management, communication tools, and online payments into one service. "
target: eChalk
eChalk is a premier provider of accessible school websites and communication tools for K-12 schools and districts. eChalk integrates an easy-to-use Content Management System, website accessibility tools, mobile emergency alerts and notifications, and more into a single online platform.
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closed 9/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Edlio, acquired Online School Management Systems

synopsis: Online School Management Systems (OSMS) has been acquired by Edlio, an LA-headquartered specialist in school websites and parent communication. Online School Management Systems (OSMS) specializes in cloud based solutions for receipting school funds from parents and students online or in person.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Edlio
For 18+ years, Edlio has connected K-12 educators with their communities, offering a comprehensive and easy-to-use communication package. Edlio’s content management system powers over 10,000 websites for schools and districts across North America. "
target: Online School Management Systems
Online School Management Systems (OSMS) specializes in cloud based solutions for receipting school funds from parents and students online or in person. Online School Payments (OSP) is a fully integrated online school activity and cafeteria funds payment solution.
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closed 12/20/2017 via PR Web

Edlio, acquired Scholantis

synopsis: Edlio, a provider of communication platforms for K-12 schools and districts, is pleased to announce it has acquired the Canadian software company Scholantis. Scholantis provides schools with custom-designed websites and portals. Scholantis provides the latest in digital technology to the educational process, connecting families with educators.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Edlio
Edlio is a leader in communication platform development for the education market. Its elegant and highly capable content management systems are used to connect students, teachers, faculty, and parents in more than 8,000 schools throughout North America. "
target: Scholantis
Based in Canada, Scholantis provides schools with custom-designed websites and portals. Each project has focused on bringing the latest in digital technology to the educational process, connecting students and their families with educators anywhere there is network access.
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closed 3/21/2017 via PR Newswire

Edlio, acquired Sangha

synopsis: Edlio, a leading provider of custom Content Management Systems for schools and school districts, announced its acquisition and integration of Sangha, an innovative personalized parent interaction app. The application provides actionable calendars that delivers only the most pertinent and relevant information to the parents.
buyer: Edlio
Edlio powers more than 5,000 school and district websites nationwide with its easy-to-use content management system. Each website features a responsive design that reflects each school's brand and is packed with features designed specifically for teachers and school administrators. "
target: Sangha
Sangha helps districts, schools, teachers and groups to connect, inform, and interact with parents. With Sangha's actionable calendar based platform all parties in a school or out of school organization can co-ordinate, plan and share events and tasks for upcoming days, weeks and months.
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closed 7/14/2021 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired SchoolPointe, Inc.

synopsis: Finalsite, a global leader in school website and digital communications tools, and majority owned by Bridge Growth Partners, announced it has acquired SchoolPointe, a leading K-12 public school website and mobile app provider. Since 2002, SchoolPointe has been providing world class website and digital communications technology solutions.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite is the preferred website, communications, and marketing platform of 6,000+ schools and universities in 108 countries around the world. Finalsite's products and services transform how schools engage with community members, recruit students and staff, and fundraise. "
target: SchoolPointe, Inc.
Since 2002, SchoolPointe has been providing world class website and digital communications technology solutions to K-12 public schools across the U.S. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, SchoolPointe’s mission is to empower schools through innovation.
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closed 2/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Hannah Lawrence, acquired Foxbright

synopsis: Hannah Lawrence, an individual investor, has acquired Foxbright, a provider of website design and hosting for K-12 schools, districts, and the educational organizations that support them. Foxbright's CMS allows users to create smarter school websites that are easy to view and navigate on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.
buyer: Hannah Lawrence
Hannah Lawrence is an individual investor. Hannah Lawrence is an experienced executive director with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality and real estate industry. She is a finance professional skilled in Microsoft Excel, Real Estate Investment, Strategic Planning, and Accounting. "
target: Foxbright
Foxbright provides website design and hosting for K-12 schools, districts, and the educational organizations that support them. Foxbright's Content Management System (CMS) allows users to create smarter school websites that are easy to view and navigate on desktop, tablet, and mobile devices.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Web

CivicPlus, acquired Virtual Towns & Schools

synopsis: CivicPlus, the nation’s leader in integrated technology for local government, has announced it has acquired Virtual Towns & Schools and its Drupal-based content management system (CMS). The addition will allow CivicPlus to offer a CivicCMS product solution that will expand its product portfolio & strengthen its ability to provide a right-sized CMS.
buyer: CivicPlus
CivicPlus provides tailored solutions that help clients do more with less. Through the power of their product suites, they have partnered with over 2000 local governments, streamlining their work and helping them better connect with citizens. "
target: Virtual Towns & Schools
Virtual Towns & Schools (VTS) offers a Drupal®-based content management system (CMS). VTS is the largest provider of government websites in the Northeast U.S., and in total, support 450+ municipal and K-12 clients in 15 States.
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closed 12/13/2016 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired School Website

synopsis: Finalsite, the leading website provider and communications platform for the education industry, announced that it has acquired School Website, the largest SaaS-based CMS software provider to schools in the UK. Following the acquisition of School Website, Finalsite will serve over 2,500 schools in more than 70 countries.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite's online learning and communications platform facilitates the distribution of digital content across school communities and in classrooms via a proprietary, SaaS-based software suite accessed through desktops and mobile devices. "
target: School Website
Founded by Daniel Clarke in 2004, School Website is the UK’s leading provider of websites to education, with a portfolio of more than 450 independent schools and 600 primary and secondary schools, as well as the UK’s leading multi-academy trusts.
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announced 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

iFLYTEK, will acquire Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd

synopsis: Iflytek Co., Ltd. declared intent to acquire 100% stake in Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd. who is engaged in education information service, with schools and educational government agencies as customers.
buyer: iFLYTEK (SZSE:002230:$418.02)
iFLYTEK is a national key software enterprise dedicated to the research of intelligent speech and language technologies, development of software and chip products, provision of speech information services, and integration of E-government systems. "
target: Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd
Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd. designs and develops educational information software and online education public cloud platforms which include digital campus, educational cloud platform, and educational Internet of Things. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Beijing, China.
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closed 6/10/2014 via Market Watch

Diamond Municipal Solutions, acquired Dreamstalk Studios Inc.

synopsis: Diamond Municipal Solutions, a subsidiary of StarDyne Technologies Inc. announced that it has acquired Dreamstalk Studios Inc., a provider of content management and web site software and solutions to the K-12 market.
buyer parent: StarDyne Technologies Inc.
buyer: Diamond Municipal Solutions
Diamond Municipal Solutions is a gold certified Microsoft Dynamics partner focused on providing financial and revenue management software to the public sector. They help municipalities automate key business processes through the deployment of cost effective, integrated computing solutions. "
target: Dreamstalk Studios Inc.
Dreamstalk Studios has been providing K-12 educational services since 2005. Their flagship product, Breeze for Teachers, empowers even the least computer savvy teacher on staff to quickly and easily post news, events, homework assignments, sports teams, photos, videos and more.
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closed 6/17/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Frontline Education, acquired Hayes Software Systems

synopsis: Frontline Education, a leading provider of K-12 school administration software, has acquired Hayes Software Systems from Transition Capital Partners. Hayes Software Systems provides solutions for asset management and inventory control with integrated help desk capabilities for K-12 schools.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is the leading provider of school administration software, empowering strategic K-12 leaders with the right tools, data and insights to proactively manage human capital, business operations and special education. "
target parent: Transition Capital Partners
target: Hayes Software Systems
Based in Austin, TX, Hayes Software Systems provides SaaS solutions to empower K-12 school administrators. Schools partner with Hayes to address their asset management, inventory control and integrated help desk needs with simple, easy-to-use solutions, including TIPWeb-IT, TIPWeb-IM and GetHelp.
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closed 11/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Civica, acquired Parago Software Inc

synopsis: Civica Group, a global leader in business-critical software, has acquired Parago Software, a school management software provider in the UK. Parago offers a school IT asset and estate management system. Their software enables schools, trusts and districts to more efficiently manage their PCs, software, and all of their fixed and mobile assets.
buyer parent: Partners Group Holding AG
buyer: Civica
Civica is a UK-based specialist in business critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services for the public sector and regulated markets. Their software and services support functions range from financial management and tax & benefits processing to medical records management "
target: Parago Software Inc
Parago Software is a school management software provider in the UK. Parago offers a school IT asset and estate management system. Their software enables schools, trusts and districts to more efficiently manage their PCs, software, and all of their fixed and mobile assets.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sumeru Equity Partners, acquired GoGuardian

synopsis: GoGuardian, a Los Angeles-based provider of device management and internet filtering software for Chromebooks used in K-12 schools, has raised money as part of a strategic investment from Sumeru Equity Partners. Sumeru is now a majority shareholder of the company.
buyer: Sumeru Equity Partners
Sumeru Equity Partners is a technology-focused private equity firm. The company invests in building leaders in software, technology enabled services, and hardware. SEP partners with management teams and adds value through deep sector expertise and the application of strategic and operating services."
target: GoGuardian
GoGuardian provides Chromebook management solutions that keep students safer online and make teaching easier. They provide tools for teachers to help them connect with their students, safely guide them through online content, and manage technology in the classroom.
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closed 5/24/2017 via PR Newswire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired Results Squared Limited

synopsis: Leading UK business-critical software provider, IRIS Software Group, is announcing it has acquired Results Squared. Results Squared offers a range of solutions including School Asset Manager, a complete asset management system using the latest cloud and mobile app technology. This is complemented with a parent engagement service.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS is one of the most trusted business critical software and services providers in the UK. Iris offers the greatest range of specialist accountancy, financial management, human resource management and payroll solutions - delivered as a choice of integrated on premise software and cloud-based apps."
target: Results Squared Limited
Results Squared offers a range of solutions including School Asset Manager, a complete asset management system using the latest cloud and mobile app technology. This is complemented with a parent engagement service, allowing schools to securely engage with parents.
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closed 2/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Transition Capital Partners, acquired Hayes Software Systems

synopsis: Transition Capital Partners (“TCP”), a Dallas-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hayes Software Systems (“Hayes”). Hayes is the leader in inventory control SaaS software and services for the K-12 education market, providing solutions designed to assist school districts in effectively managing their inventories.
buyer: Transition Capital Partners
Transition Capital Partners (“TCP”) is a Dallas, TX based, family office funded, private investment firm. Founded in 1993, TCP has successfully invested in over 40 lower middle market companies spanning a diverse array of industries. "
target: Hayes Software Systems
Hayes Software Systems specializes in providing industry leading solutions focused on school asset management and textbook inventory management. The results are increased efficiencies, time and cost savings, and powerful reporting.
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announced 3/17/2021 via BusinessWire

Golden Gate Capital, will acquire Securly, Inc.

synopsis: Golden Gate Capital, a leading private equity investment firm, will acquire Securly, the Silicon Valley-based student safety pioneers. Securly is an end-to-end student safety and device management platform serving more than 10 million students globally across 2,500 K-12 school districts.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with over $17 billion of committed capital. The principals of Golden Gate Capital have a long and successful history of investing across a wide range of industries and transaction types. "
target: Securly, Inc.
Securly is the end-to-end student safety and device management platform for K–12. Securly’s unified solutions address the student digital experience from all angles, with industry-leading AI and cloud-based technologies.
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closed 3/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Securly, Inc., acquired TechPilot Labs

synopsis: Securly, a company that designs and develops cloud based filtering solutions for schools, has acquired TechPilot Labs, a software development company producing mobile device management solutions with a heavy focus in the K-12 education space.
buyer: Securly, Inc.
Securly, Inc. designs and develops cloud based filtering solutions for schools. It offers In-School Filtering and Take-Home Filtering solutions for students with secure access to learning tools, such as YouTube, Google, and Wikipedia in the classroom. "
target: TechPilot Labs
TechPilot Labs is a software development company producing mobile device management solutions with a heavy focus in the K-12 education space. TechPilot products are used to manage Apple platforms as well as Chrome.
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closed 7/1/2016 via Company Press Release

BigAir, acquired CyberHound Pty Ltd.

synopsis: BigAir Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of all the shares in CyberHound Pty Ltd. CyberHound provides a fully managed security solution to the business market and is the leading provider of Cybersafety and digital learning enablement services to the education sector in Australia, currently supporting more than 350 schools.
buyer: BigAir (ASX:BGL:$57.85)
The BigAir Group is an Australian public company which has quickly grown into one of Australia’s leading providers of managed services and cloud-based solutions, networking infrastructure, and fully managed campus-based networking. "
target: CyberHound Pty Ltd.
CyberHound develops learning enablement and cybersafety solutions for K-12 classrooms. With Sixth Sense Technology they provide ‘Actionable Intelligence’ to enhance visibility and insight into internet and network-based activity, capturing issues such as cyberbullying, self-harm and radicalisation.
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg Vault, acquired NetBox Blue Pty Ltd

synopsis: Bloomberg announced that is has acquired the intellectual property, patents, and engineering assets of Netbox Blue, a global provider of social media risk management and compliance solutions. Netbox Blue's social media monitoring and goverance technology will enchance Bloomberg's enterprise compliance platform called Bloomberg Vault.
buyer parent: Bloomberg L.P.
buyer: Bloomberg Vault
Bloomberg Vault is a secure managed service for information governance, surveillance, data analytics and trade reconstruction across the enterprise. It leverages the scalability and reliability of Bloomberg's global infrastructure, which distributes messages and manages billion archived records. "
target: NetBox Blue Pty Ltd
Netbox Blue is a leading provider of innovative internet compliance, management and security solutions. Netbox Blue provides organisations with unique, real-time social media analysis and controls with predictive outcomes and benefits.
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closed 6/26/2018 via PR Web

Education Networks of America, acquired CatchOn

synopsis: Education Networks of America (ENA), a provider of transformative technology solutions, has acquired CatchOn, a Dallas-based education technology company. CatchOn is an administrative tool that provides district technology leaders with real-time evidence about app use, implementation fidelity, cost and ROI.
buyer parent: Zelnick Media Capital
buyer: Education Networks of America
Education Networks of America (ENA) delivers transformative connectivity, communication, cloud and security services, supported by exceptional customer care, to education and library communities across the United States. "
target: CatchOn
CatchOn is an administrative tool that provides district technology leaders with real-time evidence about app use, implementation fidelity, cost and ROI. The tool collects data on every device, app, software and website activity, allowing districts to see activities on all devices at their schools.
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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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closed 2/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

JAMF, acquired ZuluDesk B.V.

synopsis: Jamf, the world leader in macOS and iOS management, has acquired ZuluDesk, a Dutch provider of powerful, cost effective Mobile Device Management systems for the modern digital classroom. ZuluDesk enables teachers to manage all Apple devices in their classroom, resulting in less distractions during class.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: JAMF (JAMF:$290.23)
Since 2002, Jamf has been focused on helping organizations succeed with Apple. Jamf is committed to enabling IT to empower end users and bring the legendary Apple experience to businesses, education and government organizations via its Jamf Pro and Jamf Now solutions. "
target: ZuluDesk B.V.
ZuluDesk is a Dutch provider of powerful, cost effective Mobile Device Management systems for the modern digital classroom. ZuluDesk enables teachers to manage all Apple devices in their classroom, resulting in less distractions during class.
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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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