Like Professional Development and Training Platform

closed 7/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Infobase, purchased Professional Development and Training Platform from Hoonuit

synopsis: Infobase has announced the acquisition of Hoonuit's Professional Development and Training Platform, the leading solution for educators needing to improve student learning and meet district, state, and department objectives.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Infobase
Infobase, a Centre Lane Partners portfolio company, is a leading provider of award-winning digital reference content to the school and library community. Infobase provides students, educators, and librarians with a broad range of products that both enhance and enrich the learning experience. "
seller parent: Renovus Capital
seller: Hoonuit
The acquisition includes Hoonuit's Professional Development and Training Platform, the leading solution for educators needing to improve student learning and meet district, state, and department objectives. Hoonuit is a leading provider of data management and analytics solutions in education.
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announced 1/6/2016 via Company Press Release

Frontline Technologies Group LLC, will acquire Teachscape

synopsis: Frontline Technologies has signed a definitive agreement with Teachscape, Inc. to acquire the company’s assets. Teachscape is a professional development solutions provider for K-12 and higher education and provides observation training and assessment, evaluation management, comprehensive learning systems and video based learning tools.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies provides web-based solutions for the K-12 education industry, primarily focusing on human capital management. Frontline first entered the K-12 market in 1998 with Aesop, the first automated substitute placement and absence management system to offer both the phone and web. "
target: Teachscape
Teachscape combines innovative technology, engaging content and expert services to develop great teachers. Teachscape uses its classroom observation training and technology to its powerful web-based content delivery platform, to spark transformative changes in teaching practice.
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closed 4/7/2014 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired TrueNorthLogic

synopsis: Weld North announced that it has acquired a 100% interest in Truenorthlogic, the market-leading provider of SaaS-based K-12 talent management solutions. Truenorthlogic joins Edgenuity and Generation Ready on the Weld North education platform.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, it seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: TrueNorthLogic
Truenorthlogic is the K-12 expert in implementing actionable, web-based software solutions to support an educator’s entire professional growth cycle. The Truenorthlogic K-12 Talent Management Platform consists of a suite of modules to help with educational assessment.
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closed 3/12/2020 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Authess

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in information analytics specializing in science and health, and part of RELX, has acquired Authess, the Boston-based developer of an advanced performance-based competency assessment platform that evaluates how students solve complex, open-ended problems they would encounter on the job.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target: Authess
Authess is a developer that uniquely leverages technology to measure an individual’s ability to solve complex, real-world problems. The Authess platform supports authoring, delivery, analysis, and reporting of authentic, performance-based assessment.
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closed 10/17/2018 via Company Press Release

Learners Edge, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: L Squared Capital Partners is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Learners Edge, has acquired the Teaching Channel, a subscription-based software platform where teachers can watch, share, and learn new techniques to improve student learning.
buyer parent: L Squared Capital Partners
buyer: Learners Edge
Learners Edge has been committed to helping teachers reach the highest level of success in their classrooms and their careers since 2002. Learners Edge offers over 120 self-paced, continuing education courses for teachers across the country and around the world. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has over one million registered users and is known nationally for its more than 1,350 best-in-class videos of teachers in action. Teaching Channel Plus, an online K-12 professional development platform, is used by school districts nationwide.
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closed 7/20/2017 via PR Newswire

Weld North LLC, acquired Teaching Channel, Inc.

synopsis: Teaching Channel, a California non-profit organization and the premier video-based online professional learning company, announced that its operations and assets have been acquired by its management team and employees, completing its transition to a for-profit company. Investors included Weld North and members of the management team.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North operates a platform of digital and SaaS educational solution businesses. In partnership with KKR, a global alternative asset manager, Weld North makes control investments in high potential businesses in the education industry. "
target: Teaching Channel, Inc.
Teaching Channel, one of the leading brands in education, has more than 1,300 best-in-class videos of teachers in action, one million registered users, and a SAAS-based professional development platform that is used by K-12 school districts nationwide.
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closed 6/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

RM plc, acquired SoNET Systems Pty Ltd

synopsis: RM plc, a leadingn supplier of IT software and services to the UK and international education markets, has acquired SoNET Systems, an Australian company that provides SaaS and mobile solutions for education and community services sectors.
buyer: RM plc (GB:RM.:$277.37)
RM is a UK company, focused on supporting teachers to teach and learners to learn. It provides innovative products from classroom resources, through school technologies to systems for marking exams and delivering school performance data. "
target: SoNET Systems Pty Ltd
Headquartered in Australia, SoNet provides SaaS and mobile solutions for education and community services sectors. Their national and international clients are provided with complete software services – design, development, hosting, support and maintenance.
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closed 9/2/2015 via BusinessWire

CaseNEX, LLC merged with Longleaf Solutions,

synopsis: CaseNEX and Longleaf Solutions, innovative leaders of data management and professional development solutions for the K-12 education market, announced that the companies have merged. The combined company will be a leading provider of student data analytics, classroom management, teacher professional development and parent communication solutions.
buyer: Longleaf Solutions
Longleaf Solutions is a leading provider of K-12 education data and performance management solutions. Longleaf’s flagship product, BaselineEdge, offers a comprehensive set of tools to consolidate and bring together all important performance and demographics data in one secure location. "
target: CaseNEX, LLC
CaseNEX offers an array of services and products, including professional development courses for teachers and data collecting tools to monitor students’ individual progress.
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closed 5/1/2015 via Company Press Release

Frontline Technologies Group LLC, acquired My Learning Plan Inc.

synopsis: Frontline Technologies, a leading provider of human resources software for K-12 education, announced that it acquired My Learning Plan, a well-known provider of educator professional growth and management tools for K-12.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies provides web-based solutions for the K-12 education industry, primarily focusing on human capital management. Frontline first entered the K-12 market in 1998 with Aesop, the first automated substitute placement and absence management system to offer both the phone and web. "
target: My Learning Plan Inc.
My Learning Plan is well known for its professional development management system, as well as its educator evaluation system (MyLearningPlan OASYS), evaluator training system and additional tools to support professional learning.
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closed 12/8/2003 via BusinessWire

Houghton Mifflin Company, acquired Edusoft, Inc.

synopsis: Houghton Mifflin Company today announced the acquisition of Edusoft, a San Francisco, California based assessment platform provider. Edusoft, founded in 2000, provides a unique standards-based assessment platform that helps school districts improve student achievement through better access to performance data and instructional tools.
buyer parent: Houghton Mifflin Riverdeep Group PLC
buyer: Houghton Mifflin Company (HMHC:$1,322.42)
Houghton Mifflin is one of the leading educational publishers in the United States, publishing textbooks, instructional technology, assessments, and other educational materials for teachers and students of every age. "
target: Edusoft, Inc.
Edusoft is a web-based assessment platform. We help school districts, administrators, teachers and parents track student performance on state standards through three kinds of tests: state exams, district benchmarks, and in-class teacher tests.
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closed 7/28/2020 via PR Newswire

TriNet Group, Inc., acquired Little Bird HR

synopsis: TriNet Group Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive human resources solutions for small to midsize businesses, has acquired Little Bird HR, a Professional Employer Organization specializing in benefits and human resource solutions for the educational institution industry in the Greater New York area & East Coast regions.
buyer: TriNet Group, Inc. (TNET:$3,983.00)
TriNet provides small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with full-service HR solutions tailored by industry. To free SMBs from HR complexities, TriNet offers access to human capital expertise, benefits, risk mitigation and compliance, payroll, and real-time technology. "
target: Little Bird HR
Little Bird is the first fully integrated HR platform built exclusively for the public charter school movement. Little Bird allows schools to manage all of their HR administrative functions, from pre-hire to retire, in one, easy-to-use, cloud-based system.
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closed 10/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Tyler Technologies, Inc., acquired Windsor Management Group, LLC

synopsis: Tyler Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions, announced that it has acquired Windsor Management Group, L.L.C., which provides an integrated suite of financial and human capital management solutions to the K-12 education market through its flagship product, Infinite Visions® enterprise software.
buyer: Tyler Technologies, Inc. (TYL:$1,039.57)
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: Windsor Management Group, LLC
Windsor Management Group, LLC provides an integrated suite of financial and human capital management solutions to the K-12 education market through its flagship product, Infinite Visions® enterprise software and iVisions™ Web Portal.
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closed 4/23/2007 via BusinessWire

Turning Technologies, LLC, acquired Totus, LLC

synopsis: Today, Turning Technologies, LLC has acquired the assets of Totus, LLC, a Columbus, Ohio based educational technology company. This acquisition will allow Turning Technologies to expand its current educational assessment product line to include Totus’ premier solution, which is being released by Turning as VantagePoint.
buyer parent: Talisman Capital
buyer: Turning Technologies, LLC
Turning Technologies, LLC develops interactive response systems utilizing the latest software and hardware tools available and transforms them into state of the art applications for audience response. "
target: Totus, LLC
Totus, LLC is an educational technology company. Totus’ premier solution VantagePoint is a web-based data assessment management system for K-12 teachers and school administrators. VantagePoint is a student data tracking system.
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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 5/24/2016 via BusinessWire

PeopleAdmin, Inc., acquired TeacherMatch

synopsis: PeopleAdmin, the leader in talent management software for education, announced that it has acquired TeacherMatch. The company provides cloud-based recruitment, screening, professional development, and workforce planning solutions for K-12 school districts, and offers the only data-driven, research-based and analytically teacher assessment tool.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government. Its software enables clients to streamline the hiring process, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions and employee performance. "
target parent: Prairie Capital
target: TeacherMatch
TeacherMatch provides cloud-based recruitment, screening, professional development, and workforce planning solutions for K-12 school districts, and offers the only data-driven, research-based and analytically predictive teacher assessment tool, called the Educators Professional Inventory (EPI)®.
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closed 8/4/2014 via Company Press Release

Frontline Technologies Group LLC, acquired Aspex Solutions

synopsis: Frontline Technologies, a provider of web-based tools for the K-12 education market announced that it acquired Aspex Solutions, the provider of AppliTrack talent management suite. AppliTrack is a suite of tools used to manage and automate each process related to the employment lifecycle of education professionals from recruit and hire to retire.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies provides web-based solutions for the K-12 education industry, primarily focusing on human capital management. Frontline first entered the K-12 market in 1998 with Aesop, the first automated substitute placement and absence management system to offer both the phone and web. "
target: Aspex Solutions
Aspex Solutions strives to be a leader in software-as-a-service systems for school districts, park districts, municipalities and corporations. All of their systems are web-based and come with lifetime service agreements.
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closed 11/9/2016 via Company Press Release

Accelerus, acquired Xuno

synopsis: Australian school software developer, Accelerus, has expanded its already successful product line with the acquisition of the school management software Xuno. Xuno provides intuitive, easy-to-use, web-based software to help schools manage their student wellbeing, engagement, attendance, assessment, and parent/family communication.
buyer: Accelerus
Accelerus develops the most well designed, easy to use and intuitive assessment and reporting software for schools, from foundation through to year 12, across Government, Catholic and Independent schools. "
target: Xuno
Xuno is a leading educational software developer based in Melbourne, Australia. They provide intuitive, easy-to-use, web-based software to help schools manage their student wellbeing, engagement, attendance, assessment, and parent/family communication.
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closed 3/17/2014 via PR Web

Netchemia, acquired SchoolSpring

synopsis: Netchemia, LLC, the leading provider of cloud-based talent management software specifically developed for K-12 educational organizations, has completed the acquisition of online recruiting and application management provider SchoolSpring, Inc.
buyer: Netchemia
Netchemia is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management software specifically developed for K-12 educational organizations. They believe that by providing school districts with intuitive software to recruit the best teachers, they can help them dramatically affect student achievement. "
target: SchoolSpring
SchoolSpring is the premier online employment source for educators. Through its innovative services, SchoolSpring offers a direct channel that connects the best educators with the right jobs.
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closed 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

TES Global, acquired Edval Timetables

synopsis: Tes Global, the digital education business, has acquired Edval, a leading provider of school timetabling software. Edval's tools make the whole process less time consuming and more efficient for schools. The acquisition of Edval will expand the portfolio of software enabled services that Tes provides to schools.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: TES Global
UK-based TES Global is a leader in using digital technology to make life easier for schools and teachers. The services offered through Tes.com play a critical role helping teachers deal with the challenges of providing high quality education to millions of children across the globe. "
target: Edval Timetables
Edval Education Pty Ltd is a leading provider of school timetabling software. Their tools make the whole process less time consuming and more efficient for schools. Using Edval can help schools save money and improve staff retention through smarter scheduling.
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closed 9/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Frontline Education

synopsis: Thoma Bravo, a leading private equity investment firm, announced it has completed the acquisition of Frontline Education. Frontline, with its award-winning administrative and HR software solutions, serves educational organizations across America.
buyer: Thoma Bravo, LLC
Thoma Bravo is a leading private equity firm focused on the software & technology-enabled services sectors. They implement operating best practices, invest in growth initiatives & make accretive acquisitions intended to accelerate revenue & earnings, with the goal of increasing the business’ value. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Frontline Education
Frontline Education develops and delivers cloud-based K-12 education software to school districts in the United States. They offer solutions for recruiting, hiring, time and attendance, substitute management, professional growth and student solutions.
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closed 7/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Infobase, purchased Professional Development and Training Platform from Hoonuit

synopsis: Infobase has announced the acquisition of Hoonuit's Professional Development and Training Platform, the leading solution for educators needing to improve student learning and meet district, state, and department objectives.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Infobase
Infobase, a Centre Lane Partners portfolio company, is a leading provider of award-winning digital reference content to the school and library community. Infobase provides students, educators, and librarians with a broad range of products that both enhance and enrich the learning experience. "
seller parent: Renovus Capital
seller: Hoonuit
The acquisition includes Hoonuit's Professional Development and Training Platform, the leading solution for educators needing to improve student learning and meet district, state, and department objectives. Hoonuit is a leading provider of data management and analytics solutions in education.
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closed 12/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Hoonuit, acquired Tembo Inc.

synopsis: Hoonuit, a leading provider of data management, analytics, and professional learning solutions in education, announced its acquisition of Tembo, Inc., a leader in public assessment and accountability reporting.
buyer parent: Renovus Capital
buyer: Hoonuit
Hoonuit provides educators with the tools needed to take informed, impactful action. Through solutions that provide intuitive analytics and personalized professional development, Hoonuit fuels teacher, staff and student success. "
target: Tembo Inc.
Tembo is a leading provider of data-related products and services in the K-12 education space. Their solutions are used by state and district education agencies to build dynamic performance rubrics, forecast accountability results, and configure and personalize school profiles and scorecards.
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closed 6/12/2019 via PR Newswire

Hoonuit, acquired DecisionInsite

synopsis: Hoonuit, the leading provider of data management, analytics, and professional learning solutions in education, announced the acquisition of DecisionInsite, a provider of enrollment analytics and geographic information system (GIS) technology.
buyer parent: Renovus Capital
buyer: Hoonuit
Hoonuit provides educators with the tools needed to take informed, impactful action. Through solutions that provide intuitive analytics and personalized professional development, Hoonuit fuels teacher, staff and student success. "
target: DecisionInsite
DecisionInsite is a provider of enrollment analytics and geographic information system technology. They provide school district leaders professional expertise, aiming them with proper tools for addressesing enrollment challenges.
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closed 4/3/2019 via PR Newswire

Hoonuit, acquired Mizuni, Inc.

synopsis: Hoonuit, a leading provider of data management and professional learning solutions, announced the acquisition of Texas-based Mizuni, a provider of data integration and data warehouse solutions with a long successful history in helping K-12 districts in Texas, Oklahoma, and other states manage their data.
buyer parent: Renovus Capital
buyer: Hoonuit
Hoonuit provides educators with the tools needed to take informed, impactful action. Through solutions that provide intuitive analytics and personalized professional development, Hoonuit fuels teacher, staff and student success. "
target: Mizuni, Inc.
Mizuni, Inc. provides a k12 big data platform that streamlines district data to help schools make better decisions and set students on their unique path to success. They have a long successful history in helping K12 districts in Texas, Oklahoma, and other states through managing their data.
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closed 7/16/2015 via PR Newswire

Atomic Learning, Inc., acquired VersiFit Technologies

synopsis: Education's trusted training leader Atomic Learning announced it has acquired data warehousing and analytics provider Versifit Technologies. Versifit Technologies empowers educators, principals, and administration with high-quality and easy to use reporting and analytic tools.
buyer parent: Renovus Capital
buyer: Atomic Learning, Inc.
Originally founded by educators, Atomic Learning understands the unique challenges schools, districts, colleges and universities face with technology, and is dedicated to providing high-quality solutions that help make meaningful use of technology to impact teaching, learning and life. "
target: VersiFit Technologies
Versifit Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end data warehousing and analytic reporting solutions to school districts throughout the United States. In 1998, VersiFit Technologies created Edvantage™ because schools wanted to do more with their data.
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closed 4/11/2012 via Company Press Release

Boathouse Capital, Renovus Capital, acquired Atomic Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners and Boathouse Capital announced the acquisition of Atomic Learning from Granite Equity Partners. Atomic Learning's training products provide workshops, classroom-ready projects and tutorials on more than 200 commonly-used software applications and are used by 460,000 teachers and 733,000 college students nationwide.
buyer: Boathouse Capital
buyer: Renovus Capital
Renovus Capital Partners is an education-focused private equity fund. Boathouse Capital is a $120 million junior capital fund that invests mezzanine debt and equity in high-quality lower middle market companies in partnership with management teams and private equity funds. "
target parent: Granite Equity Partners
target: Atomic Learning, Inc.
Atomic Learning's training products provide workshops, classroom-ready projects and tutorials on more than 200 commonly-used software applications and are used by 460,000 teachers and 733,000 college students nationwide.
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closed 7/8/2020 via PR Newswire

Infobase, purchased Professional Development and Training Platform from Hoonuit

synopsis: Infobase has announced the acquisition of Hoonuit's Professional Development and Training Platform, the leading solution for educators needing to improve student learning and meet district, state, and department objectives.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Infobase
Infobase, a Centre Lane Partners portfolio company, is a leading provider of award-winning digital reference content to the school and library community. Infobase provides students, educators, and librarians with a broad range of products that both enhance and enrich the learning experience. "
seller parent: Renovus Capital
seller: Hoonuit
The acquisition includes Hoonuit's Professional Development and Training Platform, the leading solution for educators needing to improve student learning and meet district, state, and department objectives. Hoonuit is a leading provider of data management and analytics solutions in education.
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closed 12/5/2018 via Company Press Release

Infobase, acquired Credo Reference

synopsis: Infobase announced that it has acquired Credo Reference. Founded in 1999, Credo Reference is a leading provider of innovative research platforms and information literacy instructional materials serving libraries worldwide.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Infobase
Infobase, a Centre Lane Partners portfolio company, is one of America’s leading providers of supplemental educational materials to the school and library markets. Infobase is a family of highly regarded brands, including Facts On File, Ferguson’s, Bloom’s, The World Almanac®, and The Mailbox®. "
target: Credo Reference
Founded in 1999, Credo Reference is a leading provider of innovative research platforms and information literacy instructional materials serving libraries worldwide. Credo’s Online Reference Service (CORS) platform enables the flexible configuration of content, technology, and discovery services.
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closed 1/8/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Centre Lane Partners, LLC, acquired Infobase Publishing

synopsis: Centre Lane Partners, LLC has completed the acquisition of Infobase Holdings, Inc., a cloud-based provider of digital educational content solutions to colleges & universities, K-12 schools, public libraries and enterprises from VSS, a private investment firm.
buyer: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
Centre Lane Partners is a private equity firm focused on making investments in North American middle market companies. Centre Lane targets companies with revenues between $20 and $500 million that have leading market positions and sustainable competitive advantages in their respective niches. "
target parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
target: Infobase Publishing
Infobase Holdings, Inc. is a cloud-based provider of digital educational content solutions to colleges & universities, K-12 schools, public libraries and enterprises. Infobase provides a robust product portfolio of streaming video platforms, databases, eLearning modules, and eBook collections.
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Springshare, will acquire QuestionPoint

synopsis: Springshare, a provider of software solutions for libraries, will acquire QuestionPoint from OCLC, a nonprofit global library cooperative. QuestionPoint is a complete virtual reference management system that integrates chat, e-mail, a reference knowledge base, reports and analytic tools to give users a complete view of reference activity.
buyer: Springshare
Founded in 2007, Springshare is an internet software company focused on developing engaging web applications for libraries and educational institutions. Springshare offers a cloud-based platform that helps libraries thrive in a digital-first world and provide superb service to their users. "
target parent: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
target: QuestionPoint
QuestionPoint is a complete virtual reference management system that integrates chat, e-mail, a reference knowledge base, reports and analytic tools to give users a complete view of reference activity. QuestionPoint allows libraries to expand their hours of service to offer live help at anytime.
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closed 12/5/2018 via Company Press Release

Infobase, acquired Credo Reference

synopsis: Infobase announced that it has acquired Credo Reference. Founded in 1999, Credo Reference is a leading provider of innovative research platforms and information literacy instructional materials serving libraries worldwide.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Infobase
Infobase, a Centre Lane Partners portfolio company, is one of America’s leading providers of supplemental educational materials to the school and library markets. Infobase is a family of highly regarded brands, including Facts On File, Ferguson’s, Bloom’s, The World Almanac®, and The Mailbox®. "
target: Credo Reference
Founded in 1999, Credo Reference is a leading provider of innovative research platforms and information literacy instructional materials serving libraries worldwide. Credo’s Online Reference Service (CORS) platform enables the flexible configuration of content, technology, and discovery services.
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closed 12/15/2008 via Company Press Release

The Gale Group, acquired HighBeam Research, Inc.

synopsis: Gale, part of Cengage Learning, has acquired HighBeam Research, Inc., producer of the award-winning HighBeam Research Library and the online reference site Encyclopedia.com. HighBeam's growing base of content includes newspaper archives, journal articles, magazines, reference works and more.
buyer parent: Cengage Learning
buyer: The Gale Group
Gale® is a world leader in e-research and educational publishing for libraries, schools and businesses. Best known for its accurate and authoritative reference content as well as its intelligent organization of full-text magazine and newspaper articles, the company creates more than 600 databases. "
target: HighBeam Research, Inc.
HighBeam is a premiere online library for research, facts, and articles. HighBeam also provides an in-depth online library of reference works. HighBeam’s web sites have attracted millions of unique visitors and thousands of subscribers.
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closed 6/1/2015 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Coutts Information Services Limited

synopsis: ProQuest has completed the acquisition of Coutts Information Services and MyiLibrary from Ingram Content Group. ProQuest is beginning to integrate assets such as Coutts' expertise in collection development, broad catalog of print and digital titles, and platforms that include not only MyiLibrary but OASIS as well.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target parent: Ingram Industries
target: Coutts Information Services Limited
Coutts Information Services Limited provides a range of physical and digital services to the book industry. It serves publishers, small presses, institutions, associations, information professionals, academic libraries, and government organizations.
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closed 10/11/2012 via Company Press Release

SAGE Publications, acquired Adam Matthew

synopsis: SAGE, one of the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher, announced the purchase of primary sources publisher Adam Matthew. Adam Matthew is an award winning publisher of online primary source collections for the humanities and social sciences.
buyer: SAGE Publications
SAGE Publications is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. SAGE helps inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas. "
target: Adam Matthew
Adam Matthew Digital publishes online primary source collections and works with the leading libraries, archives and scholars from around the world. The results are creative resources that offer powerful research and dynamic teaching for universities, colleges and libraries.
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announced 3/17/2010 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Publishing, Inc., will acquire NetLibrary

synopsis: OCLC and EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) have signed an agreement whereby EBSCO will purchase the assets of the OCLC NetLibrary Division and the rights to license a select number of vendor-owned databases currently available through the OCLC FirstSearch service. The purchase includes the NetLibrary eBook and eAudiobook platform.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Publishing, Inc.
EBSCO Publishing is the world's premier database aggregator, offering a suite of nearly 300 full-text and secondary research databases. EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers: Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government. "
target parent: OCLC, Inc.
target: NetLibrary
NetLibrary meets that challenge as the most versatile eContent provider for libraries and publishers. It supports the most content from leading publishers, the most types of media — including eBooks and eAudiobooks — the widest audience of users and the most types of libraries.
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closed 7/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

Art Authority LLC, acquired 1000Museums, Inc.

synopsis: Art Authority LLC, the leading classic art app and museum services provider, announced that it has acquired the digital portfolio of 1000Museums, Inc., one of the first companies to offer high-end print-on-demand services to art museums and consumers.
buyer: Art Authority LLC
Art Authority LLC is the leading classic art app and museum services provider. Art Authority LLC's mission is to partner with internationally renowned art authorities, museums and artists to make the world's art accessible to all through innovative software solutions. "
target: 1000Museums, Inc.
1000Museums, Inc. is one of the first companies to offer high-end print-on-demand services to art museums and consumers. Their portfolio includes thousands of curator-approved images from hundreds of museums worldwide.
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closed 8/2/2017 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired Bepress

synopsis: Elsevier, the global information analytics business specializing in science and health, acquired Bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions' research for maximum impact.
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps institutions and professionals progress science, advance healthcare and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. Elsevier provides digital solutions in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, and more. "
target: Bepress
Founded by professors in 1999, Bepress exists to serve academia. Bepress builds hosted solutions that let academic institutions showcase and share their works for maximum impact. The Bepress model is unlimited, cloud-based, and fully hosted, and includes dedicated consulting and support.
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closed 7/31/2015 via PE Hub

Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc., acquired Recorded Books Inc.

synopsis: Shamrock Capital Advisors LLC has acquired Recorded Books, a leading independent publisher of audiobooks in the United States, in partnership with senior management. Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of audiobooks and provider of digital media to consumer, retail, professional, school, library, and infotainment markets in the USA.
buyer: Shamrock Capital Advisors, Inc.
Shamrock Capital Advisors is a Los Angeles based private equity firm with over $700 million of capital under management. The firm invests exclusively in the media, entertainment, and communications sectors. "
target parent: Wasserstein & Co., LP
target: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The company owns an exclusive catalog of over 23,000 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors.
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closed 1/31/2014 via BusinessWire

Wasserstein & Co., LP, acquired Recorded Books Inc.

synopsis: Wasserstein & Co., LP , on behalf of its private equity fund Wasserstein Partners III, has acquired all of the assets of Recorded Books LLC, one of the leading worldwide providers of unabridged audiobooks, digital content, and services to the library, school, and retail markets, from Haights Cross Communications, Inc.
buyer: Wasserstein & Co., LP
Wasserstein & Co. is an independent private equity and investment firm, with offices in New York and Los Angeles. The Wasserstein & Co. investment team has completed over 50 platform and add-on transactions, representing over $3 billion of enterprise value. "
target parent: Haights Cross Communications, LLC
target: Recorded Books Inc.
Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of unabridged audiobooks and provider of digital content to the library, school, and retail markets. The Company owns an exclusive catalog of over 13,500 audiobook titles narrated by professional, award-winning actors.
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closed 3/6/2019 via BNC Analysis

Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP, acquired Times Higher Education

synopsis: Inflexion Private Equity has acquired Times Higher Education (THE) from TPG Capital (TPG), the global private equity platform of alternative asset firm TPG. THE is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight.
buyer: Inflexion Private Equity Partners LLP
Inflexion is a UK mid-market private equity firm. They invest in high growth, entrepreneurial businesses and work with them to accelerate growth. Inflexion’s flexible approach allows it to back both majority and minority investments, typically investing £10m to £150m of equity in each deal. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: Times Higher Education
Times Higher Education (THE) is the world leader in university data, rankings and content, with institutions, academics, students, industry and governments utilising the information to gain insight, inform strategic priorities, benchmark, assess and select higher education institutions.
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announced 7/13/2018 via PR Newswire

LendingTree, Inc., will acquire Student Loan Hero

synopsis: LendingTree, Inc., America's leading online loan marketplace, will acquire Student Loan Hero, a personal finance website dedicated to helping student loan borrowers manage their student debt. Student Loan Hero provides current and former students in-depth financial comparison tools, educational resources, and unbiased, personalized advice.
buyer: LendingTree, Inc. (TREE:$723.15)
LendingTree, Inc. operates America's leading online loan marketplace and provides consumers with an array of online tools and information to help them find the best loans for their needs. LendingTree's online marketplace connects consumers with multiple lenders that compete for their business. "
target: Student Loan Hero
Student Loan Hero combines tools with financial education to help people manage and pay off their student loans. The website provides advice and educational resources that help users to find the best student loan for them. Their tools allow users to sync loan data and calculate repayment scenarios.
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closed 12/9/2016 via PR Web

LendEDU, acquired StatFuse, LLC

synopsis: LendEDU announced that it has acquired Statfuse to expand its online presence and help incoming college students make smart admissions decisions. Statfuse was founded in 2012 to help students tackle college admissions through its proprietary college chances algorithm.
buyer: LendEDU
Since 2014 LendEDU has delivered free financial aid resources to high school and college students. LendEDU is a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinancing. LendEDU helps graduates find the lowest student loan quotes with one application. "
target: StatFuse, LLC
Statfuse was founded in 2012 by Supan Shah and Jeet Banerjee. Since 2012, Statfuse has helped over 150,000 students calculate their acceptance odds. The Statfuse website is free to use for students.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Careers360, acquired EntranceCorner.com

synopsis: Delhi-based Pathfinder Publishing Pvt Ltd, the company behind Careers360, a career information portal for students, has acquired Delhi-based EntranceCorner.com. EntranceCorner, owned by Edukriti Learning Solutions Pvt Ltd, offers counselling, collaboration, resources and information on career options to students.
buyer: Careers360
Careers360 is a data-enabled and technology-driven Educational Products and Services Company. Careers360 seamlessly integrates millions of student and institutional data points to build sophisticated Prediction and Recommendation products for students to explore and achieve career plans. "
target: EntranceCorner.com
EntranceCorner.com started in April 2009, enables students to build an informed career through an integrated and seamless platform that offers Counselling, Collaboration, Resources and Information at different phases of student lifecycle.
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closed 8/8/2011 via PR Web

ProQuest LLC, acquired Expert Information

synopsis: ProQuest has acquired U.K.-based Expert Information, publishers of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
A global leader in serving libraries of all types, ProQuest offers Serials Solutions®, Ulrich's™, RefWorks®, COS™, Dialog® and now Bowker®. ProQuest is an information partner, creating indispensable research solutions that connect people and information. "
target: Expert Information
Expert Information is a U.K.-based publisher of Index to Theses™ and Theses.com, premier sources of hundreds of thousands of citations and abstracts for British and Irish dissertations and master’s theses.
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closed 2/14/2011 via BusinessWire

Koofers, acquired Five College Websites

synopsis: Koofers has acquired the assets of five college media properties to augment its nationwide social learning network. The five properties acquired serve the student communities at Michigan State University, University of Georgia, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, Middle Tennessee State University and Drexel University.
buyer: Koofers
Koofers is a social learning company transforming higher education through student-driven, intercollegiate collaboration. Founded in 2008, Koofers empowers students to help each other learn by providing open and free access to: course materials, class and professor ratings, study aids and more. "
target: Five College Websites
Five websites serving Michigan State University, University of Georgia, California State Polytechnic University, Middle Tennessee State University and Drexel University consist of over 100,000 professor reviews and ratings, 22 semesters of grade distribution data and 300,000 class discussions.
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closed 8/29/2018 via Company Press Release

My Mooc SARL, acquired Mooctivity

synopsis: My Mooc, a platform specialized in referencing online resources, including MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses), has bought Paris-based Mooctivity. Mooctivity gives a one-stop platform for online education. Students can look for and access over 500 courses from Coursera, edX and Udacity and more.
buyer: My Mooc SARL
My Mooc is a rating platform and review sharing for MOOC (Massive Open Online Course). Users can browse, check, enroll, leave a review about a MOOC in a simple way. My Mooc was founded in 2015 and is based in Paris, France. "
target: Mooctivity
Based in Paris, Mooctivity gives a one-stop platform for online education. Students will be able to look for and access over 500 courses from Coursera, edX and Udacity based on key features, employer recommendations and student reviews.
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closed 7/19/2017 via Company Press Release

Picaboo Yearbooks merged with Vidigami Media,

synopsis: Picaboo Yearbooks, a leading provider of publishing software for yearbooks, has merged with Vidigami Media Inc., a SaaS-based, photo management platform designed exclusively for schools. The combined entity will operate as Vidigami Inc., headquartered in New Hampshire with offices based in Vancouver, Canada.
buyer: Vidigami Media
Vidigami provides an advanced photo management platform designed for schools. It allows members to centralize, intelligently organize, and securely share photos. Through a cloud-based, members-only platform, the school can manage who has access to Vidigami and what content members have access to. "
target parent: picaboo
target: Picaboo Yearbooks
Picaboo Yearbooks was founded to revolutionize the modern day yearbook through innovative technology and a groundbreaking business model. It distinguishes itself from industry competitors by providing schools with easy-to-use cloud-based design tools, innovative mobile apps, and no minimum orders.
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closed 10/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Hobsons Inc., acquired Beat The GMAT

synopsis: Hobsons, the leader in recruitment, communication, and student success solutions, announced the acquisition of Beat The GMAT, the world's largest social network for MBA applicants, serving over 2 million business school aspirants each year.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is a premier provider of innovative technology and integrated marketing solutions that empower education professionals to manage the entire student lifecycle, including recruitment, enrollment, and retention. "
target: Beat The GMAT
BTG Test Prep, LLC, doing business as Beat The GMAT, operates a social network for MBA applicants that provides access to GMAT prep and MBA admissions advice/resources.
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closed 6/1/2017 via PR Newswire

Clarivate Analytics, acquired Publons

synopsis: Clarivate Analytics announced the acquisition of Publons, a company that was founded to address the static state of peer-reviewing practices in scholarly communication, with a view to encourage collaboration and speed up scientific development.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: Clarivate Analytics (:$964.58)
Clarivate Analytics accelerates the pace of innovation by providing trusted insights and analytics to customers around the world, enabling them to discover, protect and commercialize new ideas, faster. "
target: Publons
Publons was founded in 2012 to address the static state of peer-reviewing practices in scholarly communication, with a view to encourage collaboration and speed up scientific development. They work with peer reviewers, editors, and publishers to motivate reviewers by giving credit for peer review.
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