Like Double First Limited

announced 4/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Education Horizon, will acquire Double First Limited

synopsis: Education Horizons Group, a company that provides a world-class school administration software, will be acquiring Double First, a globally recognized by leading international and independent schools and locally focused. Double First’s school management system, Engage, is a complete management software suite comprising integrated applications.
buyer: Education Horizon
Based in Australia, Education Horizons Group (EHG) provides a world-class school administration software meets unparalleled teaching and learning sophistication. EHG offers schools a complete end-to-end solution that will empower school administration staff and teachers. "
target: Double First Limited
Double First is a globally recognized by leading international and independent schools and locally focused. Double First’s school management and finance system, Engage, is a complete management software suite comprising integrated applications.
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closed 10/20/2020 via BusinessWire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired iSAMS Independent Ltd

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, one of the UK’s largest privately held software companies, has acquired iSAMS, a leading, fully integrated, online school management system. iSAMS is transforming the way schools store, manage and communicate information.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS Software Group is the UK’s largest privately held software company and the most trusted provider of mission-critical software and services. Using their applications, critical operational tasks are done right first time, every time, so organizations can look forward and thrive with confidence. "
target: iSAMS Independent Ltd
iSAMS is the market leader in web based, multi-platform education administration solutions. Transforming the way schools store, manage and communicate information, iSAMS offers a world-class Management Information System that is intuitive to use, flexible in its approach and accessible globally.
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closed 3/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Global Payments, Inc., acquired Sentral Pty Ltd

synopsis: Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions, announced that it has acquired Sentral Education, Australia’s most comprehensive cloud-based school management platform.
buyer: Global Payments, Inc. (GPN:$7,509.97)
Global Payments develops software, and partners with providers to deliver highly competitive ecommerce and omnichannel solutions in a global economy. Their products enable customers to offer seamless payment experiences in-person, online, on device, and over the phone across a wide range of markets."
target: Sentral Pty Ltd
Sentral is Australia’s most comprehensive cloud-based school management platform. With it’s web-based suite of modules, Sentral provides a single comprehensive interface for the management, tracking and reporting of data for school administration, online learning and student management.
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closed 4/14/2016 via Company Press Release

Visma ASA, acquired StarSoft Oy

synopsis: Visma, the leading provider of business software and services for accounting and administration, has acquired StarSoft Oy, a Finnish software company specialized in the design and maintenance of Windows-based programs for school administration.
buyer: Visma ASA
Visma is the leading provider of business software and services for accounting and administration. Visma is known for developing leading software solutions and high-quality services for satisfied customers in combination with financial strength and solid growth. "
target: StarSoft Oy
StarSoft is a Finnish software company specialized in the design and maintenance of Windows-based programs for school administration. Since 1987, StarSoft has become the leader in the Finnish software market.
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closed 6/3/2014 via PR Newswire

FACTS Management Company, acquired RenWeb School Management Software

synopsis: FACTS Management, the leader in payment plan solutions for K–12 schools, has acquired RenWeb School Management Software, one of the leading school information systems for private and faith-based schools.
buyer parent: Nelnet, Inc.
buyer: FACTS Management Company
FACTS is committed to enhancing the financial stability and affordability of educational institutions. FACTS offers a comprehensive suite of services including tuition management, payment administration and processing, and financial needs assessment. "
target: RenWeb School Management Software
RenWeb School Management Software is the leading provider of next generation internet-based school management software. RenWeb’s powerful system uses the web to automate the flow of information between school administration, the classroom and home from a single integrated database.
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closed 6/2/2014 via BNC Analysis

Tribal Group plc, acquired Human Edge Software Corporation Pty. Ltd.

synopsis: Tribal Group PLC has acquired Australia-headquartered Human Edge Software Corp Pty Ltd. The company designs and develops Windows-based school administration software for schools. The company supports about 1,900 schools and education management organisations throughout Australia and South East Asia.
buyer: Tribal Group plc (TRB.L:$101.46)
Tribal Group is a leading provider of systems and solutions to the UK and international education, training and learning markets. Their extensive expertise and collaborative style have made them a trusted partner to their customers. Tribal has 1,300 staff and customers across five continents. "
target: Human Edge Software Corporation Pty. Ltd.
Human Edge Software Corporation Pty. Ltd. designs and develops Windows-based school administration software for schools. The company supports about 1,900 schools and education management organisations throughout Australia and South East Asia.
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closed 6/30/2011 via Reuters

Harris Computer Systems, acquired ProSoft Technologies, Inc.

synopsis: Constellation Software Inc. announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary Harris Computer Systems purchased ProSoft Technologies, Inc. ProSoft offers a complete portfolio of products and services for Pennsylvania school districts.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris Computer Systems
Harris is a wholly owned subsidiary of Constellation and is a leading provider of financial management and Customer Information Systems (CIS) software solutions. "
target: ProSoft Technologies, Inc.
ProSoft Technologies, Inc. offers a complete portfolio of products and services for Pennsylvania school districts including: student management, scheduling, human resources, payroll, fund accounting, and student activity fund management, and tax management for local municipalities.
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closed 1/3/2005 via PR Newswire

INTAC International, Inc., acquired Huana Xinlong Information and Technology Development Ltd.

synopsis: INTAC International, Inc., a provider of a full-range of career development services to students in China through Beijing Intac Purun Educational Development Ltd., its joint venture with China's Ministry of Education, announced the acquisition of Beijing Huana Xinlong Information and Technology Development Ltd.
buyer: INTAC International, Inc.
INTAC International, Inc. is focused on the exploitation of strategic business opportunities available in China and the Asia-Pacific Rim. INTAC is refocusing its business plan from the traditional distribution of premium brand wireless handsets to Beijing Intac Purun Educational Development Ltd., i "
target: Huana Xinlong Information and Technology Development Ltd.
Huana Xinlong was the Company's strategic partner for the Family-School Link Communication System ("FSLCS"). FSLCS is a real time communication solution combining Internet and wireless technologies that strives to fulfill the instant and interactive communication needs of teachers and parents. Thro
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closed 9/2/2008 via Company Press Release

Tyler Technologies, Inc., acquired School Information Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Tyler Technologies, Inc. has acquired all the common stock of School Information Systems, Inc. of St. Louis, Missouri. SIS develops and sells a full suite of student information and financial management systems for K-12 schools.
buyer: Tyler Technologies, Inc. (TYL:$1,134.92)
Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to enable the public sector–cities, counties, schools and other government entities–to become more efficient, more accessible, and more responsive. "
target: School Information Systems, Inc.
School Information Systems, Inc.provides K-12 educational-management software in the Midwest. Integrated, systematic, all-inclusive and enterprise wide. SIS, Inc.'s K-12 Enterprise Solutions includes student management and achievement, financial management, and parent/community-relations tools.
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closed 6/30/2017 via Company Press Release

IST, Inc., acquired RDT Ramcke DatenTechnik GmbH

synopsis: IST has acquired the German edtech company RDT, Ramcke Datentechnik GmbH. RDT develops modern software solutions for schools with a focus on school administration, educational learning environments and IT security.
buyer: IST, Inc.
IST is the leading Nordic supplier of IT solutions for schools and childcare and has worked in close collaboration with schools for over 30 years. The objective is to improve the workday and activities for teachers, students & parents with the help of smarter IT solutions & value-creating services. "
target: RDT Ramcke DatenTechnik GmbH
Since 1987, RDT has developed modern software solutions for schools with a focus on school administration, educational learning environments and IT security. The company has 39 employees with offices in Neritz and Schmalkalden, Germany.
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closed 4/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

EMS LINQ, Inc., acquired Specialized Data Systems, Inc

synopsis: EMS LINQ INC (LINQ), the premier K-12 technology company in the U.S., announced the acquisition of Specialized Data Systems, a company that provides cloud-based financial management solutions and services to school administrators.
buyer: EMS LINQ, Inc.
LINQ delivers a platform of fully-integrated solutions to help K-12 school districts manage their operations. LINQ’s platform includes solutions for finance & human resources, nutrition management, digital payments, school and district websites, custom forms including student registration, and more."
target: Specialized Data Systems, Inc
Specialized Data Systems provides cloud-based financial management solutions and services to school administrators. From accounts payable and bookkeeping to managing school employees, SDS adds valuable solutions that empower administrators to easily forecast and plan.
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closed 3/11/2021 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired SchoolAdmin

synopsis: Finalsite, a global leader in digital communications, website development, and online marketing for private and public schools, has acquired SchoolAdmin, a leading K-12 Enrollment Management System and developer of proprietary tools designed to help schools seamlessly manage admissions, enrollment, and tuition billing processes.
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 parent: Quad Partners
target: SchoolAdmin
SchoolAdmin’s enrollment management platform includes a robust suite of integrated admissions, enrollment, retention, and billing tools custom-built for private and independent schools. Their software helps schools build stronger relationships and more successful enrollment management strategies.
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closed 4/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Transaction Services Group, acquired PerfectMind Inc.

synopsis: TSG, an Advent portfolio company and leading global provider of business management software, integrated payments, and value-added services to the Health and Fitness, Childcare and Education, and Boutique markets, has acquired PerfectMind Inc., a provider of software for the Parks and Recreation industry, primarily in Canada and the United States.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Transaction Services Group
TSG (Transaction Services Group) is a leading revenue management solutions company that provides business management software, integrated payments, and value-added services to clients around the globe. TSG's focus is on the health and fitness, childcare and early education, and boutique markets. "
target: PerfectMind Inc.
PerfectMind Inc., based in British Columbia, is the creator of an activity registration, facility booking, and membership management platform. It serves member-based organizations including municipalities, residents' associations, school districts, academic institutions, and recreation centers.
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closed 8/26/2019 via GlobeNewswire

EMS LINQ, Inc., acquired SchoolFinance

synopsis: EMS LINQ INC, a complete and integrated administrative software solution for K-12 schools and districts, announced it has recently acquired SchoolFinance of Optimal Solutions, Inc., a Michigan-based financial management system for K-12 schools.
buyer: EMS LINQ, Inc.
LINQ delivers a full suite of integrated solutions, including analytics, to help K-12 school districts better manage their operations. LINQ’s platform includes solutions for finance & HR, school and district websites, custom forms including student registration, and document management. "
target parent: Optimal Solutions
target: SchoolFinance
SchoolFinance is a Michigan-based financial management system for K-12 schools. The SchoolFinance software delivers features like general ledger, accounts payable/receiving, budget estimations, payroll, human resources, benefits administration, time and attendance, time clock system and more.
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announced 2/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Quad Partners, will acquire SchoolAdmin

synopsis: SchoolAdmin, a leading provider of admissions and enrollment software for K-12 schools, announced that Quad Partners, a private equity firm, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in SchoolAdmin.
buyer: Quad Partners
Quad Partners is a private equity firm committed to creating long-term value by investing in and building high-quality education companies. Founded in 2000 by Lincoln Frank and Daniel Neuwirth, Quad has managed approximately $800 million over its history. "
target: SchoolAdmin
Founded in 2009, SchoolAdmin set out to develop solutions to enable and empower K-12 admissions teams worldwide. They offer software modules and services that help schools manage their recruitment, admissions, enrollment and tuition billing processes with configurable, easy-to-use technology.
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Harris School Solutions, acquired JR3 Education Associates, LP

synopsis: Harris School Solutions, the premier provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, charter schools, and Continuing Education programs across North America, has acquired JR3 Education Associates, the creator of an innovative software that combines a School Business Management system with a Student Information system, all in a single solution.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: JR3 Education Associates, LP
JR3 offers educational management systems for school districts. Their WebSmart software is a web-based, easy to use system to track students and handle the school’s business office functions. Their JDox software lets school districts access digital documents from their desktops.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unicorn Systems, acquired Edookit

synopsis: Unicorn Systems, a European company providing information systems and IT solutions, has acquired Edookit, a modern school information system in the Czech Republic. Edookit offers a cloud-based school information system that contains everything a school needs, including communication, timetable, grading, class record book, payments and more.
buyer: Unicorn Systems
Unicorn Systems is a European provider of information systems and IT solutions. Unicorn has developed a number of high-end, large-scale solutions, which are being used to serve the IT needs of important companies in many of the key sectors of the economy. "
target: Edookit
Edookit is a modern school information system in the Czech Republic. Edookit offers a cloud-based school information system that contains everything a school needs, including communication, timetable, grading, homework, certificates, class record book, payments and electronic GDPR consents.
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closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Volaris Group Inc., acquired Furlong Business Solutions Ltd.

synopsis: Volaris Group has acquired Furlong Business Solutions, a provider of School Management Information Systems (MIS). Furlong’s core solution, SchoolBase, is a comprehensive MIS providing schools, students and parents with better access to information for more efficient school administration, pupil management and better utilization of school resources.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target: Furlong Business Solutions Ltd.
Furlong is a Management Information System provider in the UK, working with schools across the world. They provide solutions covering core database, statutory returns, timetabling, behaviour management, extra-curricular management, assessments & tracking, text & email, Parents’ Evenings, and more.
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closed 2/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Harris School Solutions, acquired Quintessential School Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Harris School Solutions (HSS), the premier provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, charter schools, and continuing education programs across North America, announced the acquisition of Quintessential School Systems (QSS), a provider of administrative software and consulting services for those same educational markets.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: Quintessential School Systems, Inc.
Quintessential School Systems provides administrative software and consulting services for the K-12 education market. Their QSS/OASIS product line includes integrated modules that cover the gamut of school business needs.
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Volaris Group Inc., acquired The Alpha School System PTY LTD

synopsis: Volaris Group announced that it has acquired The Alpha School System PTY LTD (“TASS”) of Brisbane, Australia. The company provides mission-critical School Information Systems (“SIS”) to K-12 independent and Catholic schools throughout Australia.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target: The Alpha School System PTY LTD
Founded in 1988, The Alpha School System PTY LTD's (TASS’) Web accessible solutions help to connect all key stakeholders – parents, teachers and students – across the school community.
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announced 4/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Education Horizon, will acquire Double First Limited

synopsis: Education Horizons Group, a company that provides a world-class school administration software, will be acquiring Double First, a globally recognized by leading international and independent schools and locally focused. Double First’s school management system, Engage, is a complete management software suite comprising integrated applications.
buyer: Education Horizon
Based in Australia, Education Horizons Group (EHG) provides a world-class school administration software meets unparalleled teaching and learning sophistication. EHG offers schools a complete end-to-end solution that will empower school administration staff and teachers. "
target: Double First Limited
Double First is a globally recognized by leading international and independent schools and locally focused. Double First’s school management and finance system, Engage, is a complete management software suite comprising integrated applications.
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announced 4/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Education Horizon, will acquire Double First Limited

synopsis: Education Horizons Group, a company that provides a world-class school administration software, will be acquiring Double First, a globally recognized by leading international and independent schools and locally focused. Double First’s school management system, Engage, is a complete management software suite comprising integrated applications.
buyer: Education Horizon
Based in Australia, Education Horizons Group (EHG) provides a world-class school administration software meets unparalleled teaching and learning sophistication. EHG offers schools a complete end-to-end solution that will empower school administration staff and teachers. "
target: Double First Limited
Double First is a globally recognized by leading international and independent schools and locally focused. Double First’s school management and finance system, Engage, is a complete management software suite comprising integrated applications.
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announced 4/8/2020 via Company Press Release

Education Horizon, will acquire Double First Limited

synopsis: Education Horizons Group, a company that provides a world-class school administration software, will be acquiring Double First, a globally recognized by leading international and independent schools and locally focused. Double First’s school management system, Engage, is a complete management software suite comprising integrated applications.
buyer: Education Horizon
Based in Australia, Education Horizons Group (EHG) provides a world-class school administration software meets unparalleled teaching and learning sophistication. EHG offers schools a complete end-to-end solution that will empower school administration staff and teachers. "
target: Double First Limited
Double First is a globally recognized by leading international and independent schools and locally focused. Double First’s school management and finance system, Engage, is a complete management software suite comprising integrated applications.
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closed 4/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

EMS LINQ, Inc., acquired Specialized Data Systems, Inc

synopsis: EMS LINQ INC (LINQ), the premier K-12 technology company in the U.S., announced the acquisition of Specialized Data Systems, a company that provides cloud-based financial management solutions and services to school administrators.
buyer: EMS LINQ, Inc.
LINQ delivers a platform of fully-integrated solutions to help K-12 school districts manage their operations. LINQ’s platform includes solutions for finance & human resources, nutrition management, digital payments, school and district websites, custom forms including student registration, and more."
target: Specialized Data Systems, Inc
Specialized Data Systems provides cloud-based financial management solutions and services to school administrators. From accounts payable and bookkeeping to managing school employees, SDS adds valuable solutions that empower administrators to easily forecast and plan.
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closed 3/11/2021 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired SchoolAdmin

synopsis: Finalsite, a global leader in digital communications, website development, and online marketing for private and public schools, has acquired SchoolAdmin, a leading K-12 Enrollment Management System and developer of proprietary tools designed to help schools seamlessly manage admissions, enrollment, and tuition billing processes.
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 parent: Quad Partners
target: SchoolAdmin
SchoolAdmin’s enrollment management platform includes a robust suite of integrated admissions, enrollment, retention, and billing tools custom-built for private and independent schools. Their software helps schools build stronger relationships and more successful enrollment management strategies.
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closed 4/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Transaction Services Group, acquired PerfectMind Inc.

synopsis: TSG, an Advent portfolio company and leading global provider of business management software, integrated payments, and value-added services to the Health and Fitness, Childcare and Education, and Boutique markets, has acquired PerfectMind Inc., a provider of software for the Parks and Recreation industry, primarily in Canada and the United States.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Transaction Services Group
TSG (Transaction Services Group) is a leading revenue management solutions company that provides business management software, integrated payments, and value-added services to clients around the globe. TSG's focus is on the health and fitness, childcare and early education, and boutique markets. "
target: PerfectMind Inc.
PerfectMind Inc., based in British Columbia, is the creator of an activity registration, facility booking, and membership management platform. It serves member-based organizations including municipalities, residents' associations, school districts, academic institutions, and recreation centers.
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closed 8/26/2019 via GlobeNewswire

EMS LINQ, Inc., acquired SchoolFinance

synopsis: EMS LINQ INC, a complete and integrated administrative software solution for K-12 schools and districts, announced it has recently acquired SchoolFinance of Optimal Solutions, Inc., a Michigan-based financial management system for K-12 schools.
buyer: EMS LINQ, Inc.
LINQ delivers a full suite of integrated solutions, including analytics, to help K-12 school districts better manage their operations. LINQ’s platform includes solutions for finance & HR, school and district websites, custom forms including student registration, and document management. "
target parent: Optimal Solutions
target: SchoolFinance
SchoolFinance is a Michigan-based financial management system for K-12 schools. The SchoolFinance software delivers features like general ledger, accounts payable/receiving, budget estimations, payroll, human resources, benefits administration, time and attendance, time clock system and more.
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announced 2/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Quad Partners, will acquire SchoolAdmin

synopsis: SchoolAdmin, a leading provider of admissions and enrollment software for K-12 schools, announced that Quad Partners, a private equity firm, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in SchoolAdmin.
buyer: Quad Partners
Quad Partners is a private equity firm committed to creating long-term value by investing in and building high-quality education companies. Founded in 2000 by Lincoln Frank and Daniel Neuwirth, Quad has managed approximately $800 million over its history. "
target: SchoolAdmin
Founded in 2009, SchoolAdmin set out to develop solutions to enable and empower K-12 admissions teams worldwide. They offer software modules and services that help schools manage their recruitment, admissions, enrollment and tuition billing processes with configurable, easy-to-use technology.
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Harris School Solutions, acquired JR3 Education Associates, LP

synopsis: Harris School Solutions, the premier provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, charter schools, and Continuing Education programs across North America, has acquired JR3 Education Associates, the creator of an innovative software that combines a School Business Management system with a Student Information system, all in a single solution.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: JR3 Education Associates, LP
JR3 offers educational management systems for school districts. Their WebSmart software is a web-based, easy to use system to track students and handle the school’s business office functions. Their JDox software lets school districts access digital documents from their desktops.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unicorn Systems, acquired Edookit

synopsis: Unicorn Systems, a European company providing information systems and IT solutions, has acquired Edookit, a modern school information system in the Czech Republic. Edookit offers a cloud-based school information system that contains everything a school needs, including communication, timetable, grading, class record book, payments and more.
buyer: Unicorn Systems
Unicorn Systems is a European provider of information systems and IT solutions. Unicorn has developed a number of high-end, large-scale solutions, which are being used to serve the IT needs of important companies in many of the key sectors of the economy. "
target: Edookit
Edookit is a modern school information system in the Czech Republic. Edookit offers a cloud-based school information system that contains everything a school needs, including communication, timetable, grading, homework, certificates, class record book, payments and electronic GDPR consents.
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closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Volaris Group Inc., acquired Furlong Business Solutions Ltd.

synopsis: Volaris Group has acquired Furlong Business Solutions, a provider of School Management Information Systems (MIS). Furlong’s core solution, SchoolBase, is a comprehensive MIS providing schools, students and parents with better access to information for more efficient school administration, pupil management and better utilization of school resources.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target: Furlong Business Solutions Ltd.
Furlong is a Management Information System provider in the UK, working with schools across the world. They provide solutions covering core database, statutory returns, timetabling, behaviour management, extra-curricular management, assessments & tracking, text & email, Parents’ Evenings, and more.
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closed 2/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Harris School Solutions, acquired Quintessential School Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Harris School Solutions (HSS), the premier provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, charter schools, and continuing education programs across North America, announced the acquisition of Quintessential School Systems (QSS), a provider of administrative software and consulting services for those same educational markets.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: Quintessential School Systems, Inc.
Quintessential School Systems provides administrative software and consulting services for the K-12 education market. Their QSS/OASIS product line includes integrated modules that cover the gamut of school business needs.
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Volaris Group Inc., acquired The Alpha School System PTY LTD

synopsis: Volaris Group announced that it has acquired The Alpha School System PTY LTD (“TASS”) of Brisbane, Australia. The company provides mission-critical School Information Systems (“SIS”) to K-12 independent and Catholic schools throughout Australia.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target: The Alpha School System PTY LTD
Founded in 1988, The Alpha School System PTY LTD's (TASS’) Web accessible solutions help to connect all key stakeholders – parents, teachers and students – across the school community.
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closed 11/11/2015 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired InfoSnap, Inc.

synopsis: PowerSchool has purchased InfoSnap, the leading provider of cloud-based Online Registration Management and School Choice / Lottery solutions for K-12 public, private and charter schools. The acquisition cements a long-established, successful partnership between two market leaders and will allow InfoSnap and PowerSchool to grow more rapidly.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the most widely-used Student Information System, serving more than 40 million users including teachers, parents, students and administrators in more than 70 countries. PowerSchool plays a central role in K12 education, serving as the hub of customers’ education ecosystems. "
target: InfoSnap, Inc.
InfoSnap, Inc. is the leading provider of cloud-based registration management systems, including online Application, Admissions, School Choice/Lottery, New Student Enrollment and Returning Student Registration, and Staff Registration, designed for Pre K-12 independent, charter, and public schools.
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closed 6/18/2014 via Company Press Release

Blackbaud, Inc., acquired WhippleHill Communications

synopsis: Blackbaud, a leading provider of nonprofit software and services, announced the acquisition of WhippleHill Communications, Inc., a New Hampshire-based software company that exclusively serves K12 private schools through its innovative, cloud-based solutions.
buyer: Blackbaud, Inc. (BLKB:$807.42)
Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. "
target: WhippleHill Communications
WhippleHill provides cloud-based solutions to private schools. They streamline communications, enhance learning, connect people, manage enrollment, and increase efficiency so schools can focus on what really matters – student living and learning.
price ($mm)
$35
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closed 3/20/2013 via Company Press Release

Plantyn, acquired Informat BV

synopsis: Plantyn, has acquired the entire shareholding of Informat BV, the leading Flemish software developer and provider of School Information Management System (SIMS) to the primary, secondary and higher education sectors.
buyer: Plantyn
Plantyn develops and distributes educational resources for teachers and educational materials for students and their parents. Plantyn also developing support tools specific to the specific management of a school. "
target: Informat BV
Informat School Software develops and provides school information management system software to the primary, secondary and higher education sectors. It is based in Diksmuide, Belguim.
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closed 3/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

K12 Enterprise, acquired Sartox, LLC

synopsis: Baltimore-based K12 Enterprise, Microsoft's leading financial and HR management software for K-12 school systems has acquired Sartox, LLC, a Virginia-based software firm specializing in business solutions for K-12 public schools.
buyer: K12 Enterprise
K12 Enterprise is Microsoft's leading enterprise-grade financial and human resource management software for K-12 school systems. "
target: Sartox, LLC
Sartox, LLC is a business solutions provider that centers on K-12 public and private schools in the areas of central administration enterprise systems, food service/cafeteria management, textbook management, and employee time and attendance capture.
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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 10/20/2020 via BusinessWire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired iSAMS Independent Ltd

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, one of the UK’s largest privately held software companies, has acquired iSAMS, a leading, fully integrated, online school management system. iSAMS is transforming the way schools store, manage and communicate information.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS Software Group is the UK’s largest privately held software company and the most trusted provider of mission-critical software and services. Using their applications, critical operational tasks are done right first time, every time, so organizations can look forward and thrive with confidence. "
target: iSAMS Independent Ltd
iSAMS is the market leader in web based, multi-platform education administration solutions. Transforming the way schools store, manage and communicate information, iSAMS offers a world-class Management Information System that is intuitive to use, flexible in its approach and accessible globally.
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closed 3/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Global Payments, Inc., acquired Sentral Pty Ltd

synopsis: Global Payments Inc., a leading worldwide provider of payment technology and software solutions, announced that it has acquired Sentral Education, Australia’s most comprehensive cloud-based school management platform.
buyer: Global Payments, Inc. (GPN:$7,509.97)
Global Payments develops software, and partners with providers to deliver highly competitive ecommerce and omnichannel solutions in a global economy. Their products enable customers to offer seamless payment experiences in-person, online, on device, and over the phone across a wide range of markets."
target: Sentral Pty Ltd
Sentral is Australia’s most comprehensive cloud-based school management platform. With it’s web-based suite of modules, Sentral provides a single comprehensive interface for the management, tracking and reporting of data for school administration, online learning and student management.
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closed 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

PennSpring Capital, acquired Professional Systems Software & Technology

synopsis: Professional Systems Software & Technology (PSST), a national software firm that provides data integration solutions for school districts and municipalities, announced that it has been acquired by PennSpring Capital (PennSpring). PennSpring is a leading lower middle market private equity firm.
buyer: PennSpring Capital
PennSpring Capital unlocks liquidity, empowers growth and elevates executive careers. Based in Pennsylvania, PennSpring is a people-forward private equity investment firm focused on lower middle market opportunities, investing in dynamic firms and helping evolve them to institutional scale. "
target: Professional Systems Software & Technology
Professional Systems Software & Technology (PSST) provides database integration solutions that help school systems, municipalities and businesses increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their human resources, finance and payroll functions.
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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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