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closed 4/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sen Corporation, acquired HOIKU ICT Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Sen Corporation, the company that operates Hi Cheese!, has acquired Tokyo-based Hoiku ICT Co., Ltd., a company that develops and provides a childcare work support system for kindergartens and nursery schools. Their cloud based platform offers solutions for child care management, attendance, sleep scheduling, allergy tracking, and more.
buyer: Sen Corporation
Sen Corporation has advanced experience in both IT and photography industry. Their service Hi Cheese! is a One-stop service for any kind of photo-related business. They send a trained professional photographer to schools to take photos, and upload photos to their website. "
target: HOIKU ICT Co., Ltd.
Hoiku ICT Co., Ltd. develops and provides a childcare work support system for kindergartens and nursery schools. The company is based in Tokyo, Japan. They support the realization of better childcare by supporting the school affairs with IT and increasing the time spent in contact with children.
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announced 5/3/2017 via BNC Analysis

iCollege Ltd., will acquire Lara Group Plc

synopsis: iCollege, a training organization that provides specialist education to students from all over the world, will acquire Lara Group plc, the UK's largest dedicated childcare vocational training and SaaS provider. Lara Group provides training and apprenticeships to childcare management software, fee collection, and marketing services.
buyer: iCollege Ltd. (ASX:ICT:$9.23)
iCollege is a training organization that provides specialist education to students from all over the world. They help workers stay relevant in an ever-changing employment environment. The online education provider creates more engaging training experiences for people looking to get ahead. "
target: Lara Group Plc
Lara Group is a global conglomerate that provides developmental products and services to the early years’ sector. Lara Group provides a number of high-quality products and services, these include training and apprenticeships to childcare management software, fee collection, and marketing services.
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closed 8/31/2022 via BNC Analysis

Kinside, acquired Leg Up, Inc.

synopsis: Kinside, a modern child care solution, has acquired LegUp, a universal child care enrollment system. LegUp makes child care more accessible by simplifying the enrollment process for providers and families. Their online enrollment management system allows child care providers to organize wait lists and share availability online.
buyer: Kinside
Kinside is a modern child care solution. Kinside's app connects working parents with available and reliable child care. Their platform makes it easy for parents to find open spots and savings at top-rated daycares and preschools near their home or work. "
target: Leg Up, Inc.
LegUp is a universal child care enrollment system. LegUp makes child care more accessible by simplifying the enrollment process for providers and families. Their online enrollment management system allows child care providers to organize wait lists and share availability online.
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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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announced 5/15/2019 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Kinderlime

synopsis: Procare Software, a global leader in child care management solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kinderlime Inc., a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Kinderlime
Kinderlime Inc. is a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions. By simplifying licensing paperwork, attendance, parent billing, staffing and parent connections, Kinderlime has operationalized over 5,000 schools nationwide.
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closed 8/1/2018 via PR Newswire

Excelligence Learning Corporation, acquired LifeCubby

synopsis: Excelligence Learning Corporation, a leader in the childhood education industry, announced its acquisition of LifeCubby, the recognized leader in early childhood education childcare center management and family engagement software.
buyer parent: Brentwood Associates
buyer: Excelligence Learning Corporation (:$109.90)
Excelligence Learning Corporation is a leading developer, manufacturer, distributor, and multi-channel retailer of educational products, primarily for early childhood learning centers, elementary schools, PTAs, and consumers. The company has three core divisions: Supplies, Equipment, and Services. "
target: LifeCubby
LifeCubby provides a set of cloud-based child care management software tools that bring efficiency and functionality to the childcare center. LifeCubby is positioned to give teachers and families a feature set and user interface built specifically for their needs and preferences.
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closed 12/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Banque des Territoires, Docapost, acquired Index Education

synopsis: Docaposte, La Poste’s digital subsidiary, has acquired a majority stake in Index Éducation, the French market leader in software for school life with its Pronote platform. Pronote offers a wide range of software for scheduling, planning management and school life in the form of licenses to colleges, high schools and higher education establishments.
buyer: Banque des Territoires
buyer: Docapost
Docapost has 30 years of experience in the fields of document management and delegated management of business processes. Banque des Territoires offers tailor-made advisory and financing solutions in loans and investments. "
target: Index Education
Based in Marseille, the company Index Éducation offers a wide range of software for scheduling, planning management and school life in the form of licenses to colleges, high schools and higher education establishments.
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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 4/26/2017 via PR Web

Togetherwork, acquired Bunk1

synopsis: Togetherwork, the emerging leader in Group Management Software and Payments, announced the acquisition of Bunk1, the innovator in parent engagement software for camps. Bunk1 is used by hundreds of camps to provide a communication platform for parents and a suite of camp management modules for camp administrators.
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: Bunk1
Bunk1 is the leading provider of parent portal software to camps. Used by more than 160,000 parents in the summer season, Bunk1 provides the most intuitive experience for parent communication and engagement. In addition, Bunk1 provides complete camp administration and scheduling solutions.
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closed 5/16/2019 via BusinessWire

UrbanSitter, acquired Sitter, Inc

synopsis: UrbanSitter, an online and mobile service that enables parents and caregivers to connect through people they know, announced that it has acquired the Denver-based startup Sitter Inc. Sitter Pro is a B2B solution designed to address the operational needs of thousands of sitter and nanny agencies across the nation.
buyer: UrbanSitter
UrbanSitter is an app and website that makes it easier for parents to find, book and pay trusted childcare, from date nights to full-time care. UrbanSitter taps into parents' networks to connect them with sitters of friends, co-workers, moms groups and parents from their kid's school. "
target: Sitter, Inc
Sitter is a technology company simplifying the process of scheduling, paying and finding sitters for busy parents. For businesses, Sitter Pro helps agencies with the technology necessary to compete with the national brands. Clients can book and pay caregivers without ever calling the office.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Noodle, acquired Clark

synopsis: Noodle, an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning, has acquired Clark, a business software solution for tutors. Clark's business management software allows users to schedule new sessions, automatically remind students of upcoming sessions, and handle all client payments.
buyer: Noodle
Noodle is an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning. Through its unbiased data, Noodle connects students with schools, programs, resources, experts and more. Noodle offers unbiased information on more than 700,000 education providers and resources. "
target: Clark
Clark is a business software solution for tutors. Clark provides educators with the tools they need to build successful tutoring businesses. Their business management software allows users to schedule new sessions, automatically remind students of upcoming sessions, and handle all client payments.
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closed 4/29/2022 via PR Newswire

Snap! Raise, acquired CNXT Digital, Inc.

synopsis: Snap! Mobile, Inc. has acquired CNXT Digital, the software service company consisting of 8to18 and SchoolCNXT. The acquisition furthers Snap! Mobile's plan to become the only full-service administrative support solution for high school administrators, athletic directors, coaches, and group leaders.
buyer: Snap! Raise
Snap! Mobile is the creator of Snap! Raise, the nation's largest digital fundraising platform for high schools and youth activities, which has served more than 15,000 unique schools and organizations, and supported more than 88,000 campaigns for teams, groups, and clubs across the country. "
target: CNXT Digital, Inc.
CNXT Digital enables every student to realize their potential in and outside the classroom. CNXT Digital adopts an equity-forward and data driven approach to build upon the tools in its 8to18 extracurricular management and SchoolCNXT family engagement software.
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closed 11/3/2016 via Market Wire

Brightwheel, acquired MyChild

synopsis: Brightwheel, the first all-in-one platform for early education, announced it has acquired MyChild, a company with a similar focus on helping schools and childcare providers go paperless. MyChild is a parent engagement tool that helps users focus on child development instead of paperwork.
buyer: Brightwheel
Brightwheel is the first all-in-one platform for early education. Through brightwheel, teachers can easily track attendance, record assessments, share photos and notes, and gain insights into daily activities -- while administrators can manage enrollment, staffing, licensing requirements, and more. "
target: MyChild
MyChild is a parent engagement tool that helps users focus on child development instead of paperwork. Clients benefit from increased parent engagement, higher retention of children and staff, and decreased costs.
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closed 10/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Visma Advantage, acquired Advitrae

synopsis: Visma, a leading provider cloud business solutions in Europe, has acquired a majority stake in Advitrae, a Dutch provider of education planning and scheduling solutions. Advitrae offers a SaaS-based planning and scheduling software solution for secondary, vocational, and higher education institutions.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Visma Advantage
Visma is the leading provider of business software and business processes for accounting & payroll in Europe. The group comprises five business areas which are Visma Software, Visma BPO Accounting & Payroll, Visma Procurement & Collecting, Visma Retail and Visma System Development & Integration. "
target: Advitrae
Advitrae is a Dutch provider of education planning and scheduling solutions. Advitrae offers a SaaS-based software solution for secondary, vocational, and higher education institutions. Their platform enables education institutions to improve their planning processes and optimize their scheduling.
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closed 3/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Famly, acquired FirstSteps

synopsis: Famly, the #1 child care management software solution in the UK has acquired FirstSteps, a provider of nursery management software in the UK. FirstSteps provides Day Nurseries and Children's Centres with a complete solution for administering critical business areas, from basic record keeping to generating incomes, staffing and operational planning.
buyer: Famly
Famly is the #1 child care management software solution in the UK. Famly enables child care providers to register children securely, engage parents, and put an end to tedious admin. Their mobile platform provides solutions for parent communication, invoicing, staff scheduling, and more. "
target: FirstSteps
FirstSteps is a provider of nursery management software in the UK. FirstSteps provides Day Nurseries, Children's Centres, and Child Minders with a complete solution for administering critical business areas, from basic record keeping to generating incomes, staffing and operational planning.
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closed 10/26/2021 via PR Newswire

The Firmament Group, acquired Controltec, Inc.

synopsis: Firmament, a leading provider of tailored capital solutions to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), has acquired Controltec, Inc., provider of childcare subsidy management software to state governments and local childcare agencies, and COPA. The companies will be combined and continue under the Controltec name.
buyer: The Firmament Group
The Firmament Group provides tailored debt and equity capital solutions to small- and medium-sized enterprises. Firmament is a value-added partner to entrepreneurs, management teams and business owners and curates solutions by deploying versatile capital in a user-friendly way. "
target: Controltec, Inc.
Controltec provides subsidy management solutions for childcare providers and agencies throughout the United States. Built and supported by industry experts, all of Controltec's innovative software and custom solutions share a single goal: allowing users to work smarter and more cost-effectively.
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announced 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Advent International, will acquire Transaction Services Group

synopsis: Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Transaction Services Group (“TSG”), a leading provider of business management software and integrated payments solutions to the Health & Fitness and Childcare verticals.
buyer: Advent International
Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors. As of December 31, 2018, the firm had $36 billion (€31 billion) in assets under management, which does not include the $17.5 billion (€15.6 billion) raised for GPE IX. "
target: Transaction Services Group
Transaction Services Group (TSG) is a leading global revenue management solutions company that provides business management software, integrated payments, and value-added services to clients around the globe.
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closed 8/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Russmedia International AG, acquired Little Bird GmbH

synopsis: Russmedia International AG, an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe, has acquired a majority stake in Little Bird, a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services.
buyer parent: Russ Media
buyer: Russmedia International AG
Founded in 2017, Russmedia International AG is an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe. They support entrepreneurs throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. The company also manages the digital businesses of the Russmedia Group. "
target: Little Bird GmbH
Little Bird is a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services. Their solutions allows parents to find childcare services that suits their needs and childcare service providers to more efficiently manage their business.
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announced 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC

synopsis: Procare Software (Procare), a global leader in child care management solutions, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC, a leading online Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of dynamic operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities, school districts and community education centers.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Cirrus Group LLC
Cirrus Group LLC is a SaaS provider of operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities and school districts. Cirrus Group's solutions enable their clients to manage their enrollment, participant payments, staff scheduling and government compliancy requirements.
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closed 1/17/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Vasta Platform Ltd, acquired Phidelis

synopsis: Vasta Platform Limited, a leading, high-growth education company in Brazil, announced the acquisition, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Somos Sistemas de Ensino S.A., of Phidelis, a complete platform of academic and financial management for K-12 schools.
buyer: Vasta Platform Ltd (VSTA:$161.48)
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: Phidelis
Phidelis is a complete platform of academic and financial management for K-12 schools, providing software licensing & development and messaging, retention, enrollment & default management, for schools and students. Founded in 2004, Phidelis have provided services to over 35 schools.
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closed 4/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sen Corporation, acquired HOIKU ICT Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Sen Corporation, the company that operates Hi Cheese!, has acquired Tokyo-based Hoiku ICT Co., Ltd., a company that develops and provides a childcare work support system for kindergartens and nursery schools. Their cloud based platform offers solutions for child care management, attendance, sleep scheduling, allergy tracking, and more.
buyer: Sen Corporation
Sen Corporation has advanced experience in both IT and photography industry. Their service Hi Cheese! is a One-stop service for any kind of photo-related business. They send a trained professional photographer to schools to take photos, and upload photos to their website. "
target: HOIKU ICT Co., Ltd.
Hoiku ICT Co., Ltd. develops and provides a childcare work support system for kindergartens and nursery schools. The company is based in Tokyo, Japan. They support the realization of better childcare by supporting the school affairs with IT and increasing the time spent in contact with children.
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closed 4/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sen Corporation, acquired HOIKU ICT Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Sen Corporation, the company that operates Hi Cheese!, has acquired Tokyo-based Hoiku ICT Co., Ltd., a company that develops and provides a childcare work support system for kindergartens and nursery schools. Their cloud based platform offers solutions for child care management, attendance, sleep scheduling, allergy tracking, and more.
buyer: Sen Corporation
Sen Corporation has advanced experience in both IT and photography industry. Their service Hi Cheese! is a One-stop service for any kind of photo-related business. They send a trained professional photographer to schools to take photos, and upload photos to their website. "
target: HOIKU ICT Co., Ltd.
Hoiku ICT Co., Ltd. develops and provides a childcare work support system for kindergartens and nursery schools. The company is based in Tokyo, Japan. They support the realization of better childcare by supporting the school affairs with IT and increasing the time spent in contact with children.
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closed 6/5/2012 via PE Hub

Sterling Partners, acquired Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy

synopsis: Sterling Partners has acquired a majority stake in Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy (TFA), Chicago’s premier digital media arts college. TFA has gained national prominence for providing students real-world, hands-on projects using cutting-edge digital technology in a two-year, career-focused program.
buyer: Sterling Partners
Sterling Partners is a private equity firm with a distinct point of view on how to build great companies. Sterling focuses on investing growth capital in small and mid-market companies in industries with positive, long-term trends – education, healthcare, and business services. "
target: Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy
Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, Chicago’s premier digital media arts college, offers a two-year, career-focused program leading to an associate degree in disciplines including Film & Broadcast, Game & Interactive Media, Recording Arts, Animation & Visual Effects and, most recently,
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closed 5/20/2009 via BNC Analysis

Dick Robinson, acquired Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Inc.

synopsis: North Palm Beach philanthropist Dick Robinson has bought back the Connecticut School of Broadcasting he founded 45 years ago. Robinson, who hosts a weekly WXEL-FM radio show from his yacht Airwaves, said he paid about $1 million for the school he sold in 2006 to DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, an affiliate of Credit Suisse.
buyer: Dick Robinson
Dick Robinson, in addition to being a radio and TV personality, is President of Robinson Media, which has owned New England radio stations and Robinson Media Satellite Division. "
target parent: Credit Suisse Group AG
target: Connecticut School of Broadcasting, Inc.
Since its founding in 1964, Connecticut School of Broadcasting has expanded to 26 schools across the nation. The Company currently has locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and Texas.
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closed 9/23/2008 via Company Press Release

Anova Capital Management, Caltius Equity Partners, acquired Platt College Los Angeles

synopsis: Caltius Equity Partners, along with Anova Capital Management LLC, has sponsored the acquisition of Platt College Los Angeles, an accredited, post-secondary school.
buyer: Caltius Equity Partners
buyer: Anova Capital Management
Based in Los Angeles, Caltius Equity Partners has been making control and substantial minority equity investments in amounts of $5 million to $20 million. Caltius Equity Partners invests in the consumer and business services, education, healthcare services, and light manufacturing industries. "
target: Platt College Los Angeles
Founded in 1985, Platt is an accredited, post-secondary school with locations in Alhambra, CA and Ontario, CA. The school focuses on allied health, media & graphic arts, and paralegal studies.
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