Like Hobsons Inc.

announced 2/18/2021 via Reuters

PowerSchool Group LLC, will acquire Hobsons Inc.

synopsis: Daily Mail and General Trust is selling its Hobsons’ Naviance and Intersect businesses to PowerSchool. Naviance Readiness Solution helps universities assess and develop essential competencies students need to be successful after high school. Intersect puts students at the center of a university's recruitment program to attract best-fit students.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool's mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential. PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, grading, attendance, analytics, state reporting, talent, finance, and HR. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Hobsons Inc.
The Naviance Readiness Solution is a comprehensive toolset that helps universities assess and develop essential competencies students need to be successful after high school. Intersect puts students at the center of a university's recruitment program to attract best-fit students.
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closed 3/10/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired Wisr

synopsis: The Education Advisory Board, a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide, announced that it has acquired Wisr, an education technology company that specializes in building affinity between prospective students and colleges.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,900 institutions. "
target: Wisr
At Wisr, they help colleges and universities leverage technology to actively engage students throughout their lifecycle. By providing a dynamic virtual community, institutions can prioritize engagement and expose targeted audiences to the vibrancy of their campus.
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closed 1/13/2021 via PR Newswire

Firsthand merged with Vault.com Inc.,

synopsis: Infobase has acquired Firsthand, a career mentoring and engagement platform for students and alumni, and will be merging it with its Vault brand, the leader in employer rankings and career guides. Fusing Vault's career content and Firsthand's engagement platform will create a next-generation employer branding and career readiness platform.
buyer parent: Centre Lane Partners, LLC
buyer: Vault.com Inc.
Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession. Vault is best known for its influential rankings, ratings, and reviews on thousands of top employers and hundreds of internship programs. "
target: Firsthand
Firsthand is the premier career mentoring and engagement platform provider worldwide. Firsthand's all-in-one engagement platform is the meeting place for virtual career and enrollment fairs, mentoring, job postings, groups, forums, a fully fledged alumni directory, and more.
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closed 11/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Pearson plc, acquired Lumerit

synopsis: Pearson, the world's learning company, has acquired Lumerit Education, an EdTech company that helps address the issues of college degree completion and affordability in the consumer and corporate markets. Lumerit uses data and analytics to match learner profiles to academic programs to enable more people to prosper in their lives through learning.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$4,926.49)
Pearson is the world’s learning company, with expertise in educational courseware and assessment. Pearson combines world-class educational content and assessment, powered by services and technology, to enable more effective teaching and personalized learning at scale. "
target: Lumerit
Lumerit is an education technology company and primary content provider. Through its Lumerit Scholar program, the company addresses the issues of college degree completion and affordability in the consumer, corporate, and international markets, using its flexible proprietary technology platform.
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closed 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Wellspring International Education, acquired Quad Learning

synopsis: D.C.–based Quad Learning was acquired by Illinois-based foreign student recruitment firm Wellspring International Education. Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions.
buyer: Wellspring International Education
Wellspring recruits students from 35 countries globally to over 200 colleges, universities, high schools and language schools in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Quad Learning
Quad Learning is an edtech startup that created American Honors, a program that helps community college students transfer into four-year institutions. Quad Learning drives institutional growth through international recruiting and expands student opportunities at leading universities.
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closed 10/6/2017 via Company Press Release

QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, acquired Hobsons Solutions

synopsis: QS Quacquarelli Symonds has acquired Hobsons Solutions, the international division of Hobsons, Inc. Hobsons Solutions is the leading provider of international enrolment management solutions to universities worldwide. Hobson Solutions helps clients mitigate risk and build sustainable recruitment strategies in an increasingly complex marketplace.
buyer: QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited
QS Quacquarelli Symonds helps prospective students and working professionals make the right educational choices. This is achieved by hosting 350+ global events, as well as offering various products, services and online platforms linking students with the educational institution best suited to them. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Hobsons Solutions
Hobsons Solutions is the global market leader in international student enrolment services and insight. Hobsons Solutions manages one of the world’s largest international student research initiatives, enabling clients to better compete globally and maximise student recruitment and enrolment.
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closed 9/12/2017 via PR Newswire

Liaison International, Inc., acquired SlideRoom.com

synopsis: Liaison International announced it has acquired SlideRoom. The company is best known for its seamless integration of multimedia components into admissions review workflows. Universities, arts, human resources and grant making organizations currently leverage SlideRoom in their decision-making processes.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Liaison International, Inc.
Liaison International, Inc. provides admissions management and enrollment marketing solutions to higher education institutions in the United States. It offers centralized application service, a cloud-based recruiting and admissions solution for students. "
target: SlideRoom.com
SlideRoom is a complete solution to collect, evaluate, and store applications online. The system is perfect for admissions, hiring, auditions, grants, and more. The company is best known for its seamless integration of multimedia components into admissions review workflows.
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closed 9/21/2016 via Company Press Release

Wiley, acquired Ranku

synopsis: Ranku, a recruitment technology and predictive analytics software company for higher education, announced that it has been acquired by Wiley, a global provider of knowledge and learning solutions that improves outcomes in research, professional practice, and education.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,864.09)
Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Wiley provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising."
target: Ranku
Ranku is a Seattle based software company that aims to use technology to drive consumer advocacy in online higher education. Ranku licenses recruitment technology and predictive analytics to universities and state systems to scale online degree enrollment.
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closed 12/8/2015 via PR Newswire

KnowledgeShares.Org, Muirlands Capital LLC, Prudential Capital Group, acquired EducationDynamics, LLC

synopsis: Halyard Capital, a NY based private equity firm, announced that its portfolio company, EducationDynamics (EDDY), was sold to an investor group led by Muirlands Capital, KnowledgeShares and Prudential Capital Group. EDDY is one of the market leaders in helping higher education institutions find and enroll the highest quality student prospects.
buyer: Muirlands Capital LLC
buyer: KnowledgeShares.Org
buyer: Prudential Capital Group
Muirlands Capital is a lower middle market private equity firm. KnowledgeShares partners with leading organizations in higher education to invest financial and human capital. Prudential Capital Group is a leading provider of private debt, mezzanine and equity securities to companies worldwide. "
target parent: Halyard Capital
target: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is higher education’s leading marketing information and technology services company, helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. Its content-rich and highly visible education websites make them the premier provider of prospective students for colleges and universities.
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closed 7/8/2015 via GlobeNewswire

TargetX, acquired Uversity

synopsis: TargetX has acquired Uversity, the mobile and analytics company for enrollment and retention in higher education. Uversity provides clients with resources for student-yield, while empowering students to make decisions regarding college choice by creating mobile technology that connects them with the information and people during the admissions.
buyer: TargetX
TargetX is an innovator for higher education, helping colleges and universities customize and implement effective technology solutions. TargetX provides solutions to help college and university professionals build relationships with their most important constituencies. "
target: Uversity
Uversity is a mobile and analytics company for enrollment and retention in higher education. Uversity's Schools App is a private online community for institution's incoming class. Colleges can engage with future students through targeted messaging while gaining insight in their likelihood to enroll.
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closed 11/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Liaison International, Inc., acquired Spectrum Edu Solutions

synopsis: Liaison International, the leader in admissions management solutions, announced that it has acquired Spectrum Edu Solutions, a leading provider of CRM and marketing solutions for higher education institutions. With the addition of Spectrum, Liaison's offerings now span the entire lifecycle of enrollment management and student marketing.
buyer parent: Warburg Pincus
buyer: Liaison International, Inc.
Liaison provides enrollment management solutions to more than 4,500 higher education programs. They have built strong relationships with educational associations and power some of the most admired admissions offices in the country with their Centralized Application Service (CAS™) solutions. "
target: Spectrum Edu Solutions
Spectrum is an innovator in Higher Ed recruitment, providing groundbreaking software and marketing solutions to colleges around the country. They lead the market by combining higher education enrollment practices with cutting-edge CRM marketing platform technology to create admission programs.
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closed 10/10/2013 via PR Web

Datamark, Inc., purchased Technology Assets from Altius Education

synopsis: Datamark, the leader in data-driven enrollment marketing, announced it has acquired the technology assets of Altius Education, including its competency-based online learning platform, Helix, as well as its enrollment management and student retention platforms.
buyer: Datamark, Inc.
Datamark, Inc. operates as a marketing agency for the education industry. It offers broadcast, direct mail, print, Web, and other direct response services, as well as concept-to-print, programming, and mail services. "
seller: Altius Education
Altius Education's technology assets includes its competency-based online learning platform, Helix, as well as its enrollment management and student retention platforms.
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closed 6/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

NoPaperForms, acquired NoPaperForms

synopsis: Online career counselling and education services firm Careers360—which bought Mumbai Angels-backed enrollment management platform NoPaperForms in December 2015—is selling the venture to its chief strategy officer Naveen Goyal. NoPaperForms is a SaaS-based enrollment management platform for educational institutes.
buyer: NoPaperForms
NoPaperForms is India's leading enrollment management solution provider that helps colleges automate their enrollment process and accept admission applications online, at a fraction of the cost of traditional enterprise applications. "
target parent: Careers360
target: NoPaperForms
NoPaperForms is India's leading enrollment management solution provider that helps colleges automate their enrollment process and accept admission applications online, at a fraction of the cost of traditional enterprise applications.
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closed 12/9/2015 via BNC Analysis

Careers360, acquired NoPaperForms

synopsis: Careers360, an educational products and services company, has acquired the Mumbai-based NoPaperForms, an enrolment management platform. NoPaperForms runs a user-driven enrolment automation engine that makes it easy for academic institutions to accept admission applications online.
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 parent: Pix Vine Capital
target: NoPaperForms
NoPaperForms is India's leading enrollment management solution provider that helps colleges automate their enrollment process and accept admission applications online, at a fraction of the cost of traditional enterprise applications.
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closed 4/14/2014 via GlobeNewswire

TargetX, acquired Matchbox, Inc.

synopsis: TargetX, a higher education CRM company, announced the acquisition of Matchbox, the leading provider of mobile application review in higher education. The Matchbox app provides the ability for college admissions professionals to read, review and make decisions on applications directly from their iPad.
buyer: TargetX
TargetX is a higher education CRM company that provides an enterprise-wide solution to help colleges build relationships with their most important constituencies, including prospective students, current students, alumni and potential donors. "
target: Matchbox, Inc.
Matchbox is the leading provider of mobile application review in higher education. The Matchbox app provides the ability for college admissions professionals to read, review and make decisions on applications directly from their iPad.
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closed 2/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Digital Media Solutions, acquired Sparkroom Corp.

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions (DMS) announces the acquisition of Sparkroom, a leader in higher education performance marketing. Previously owned by Nelnet, Sparkroom will retain its name, staff and full book of business.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions (DMS:$332.86)
Digital Media Solutions is a premier performance marketing company that uses actionable data, insightful analytics and proprietary technology to reach, engage, and acquire customers for its clients across multiple interactive platforms. "
target parent: Nelnet, Inc.
target: Sparkroom Corp.
Sparkroom is a leader in performance marketing, providing fully transparent, analytics-based strategies that achieve challenging marketing objectives. Sparkroom provides both marketing services and marketing software, allowing for improved efficacy of data-based marketing campaigns.
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announced 1/11/2010 via PR Newswire

CUnet LLC, will acquire Sparkroom Corp.

synopsis: CUnet, a subsidiary of Nelnet Inc., announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sparkroom, a leading provider of enrollment marketing automation and lead performance management solutions.
buyer parent: Nelnet, Inc.
buyer: CUnet LLC
CUnet is the premier provider of online performance media and interactive marketing services driving qualified student inquiries and enrollments for the higher education industry. "
target: Sparkroom Corp.
Sparkroom's Lead Deliver, Lead IQ, and Lead Market Analytics deliver a hosted business intelligence platform to give direct response marketers the tools and expertise needed to measure, manage, and optimize their lead acquisition spending across every direct response channel.
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closed 9/28/2015 via PR Web

College Raptor merged with PowerSchool Inc.,

synopsis: College Raptor, the nation’s only college matching platform that estimates each student’s potential financial aid, and PowerSchool Group LLC, the world’s leading learning company, are joining forces. College Raptor uniquely helps students discover college matches based on academic, cultural, and financial fit.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the most widely used student information system (SIS), delivers a network of integrated systems that helps K-12 school districts manage all mission-critical administrative processes and instructional data using one cohesive solution. "
target: College Raptor
College Raptor builds products to help prospective students, parents, high school counselors, and college enrollment managers resolve some of the biggest challenges related to college planning, financing and enrollment.
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closed 11/21/2019 via PR Web

Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC, acquired QuadWrangle

synopsis: Leading higher education firm RNL has acquired QuadWrangle, the creator of an alumni engagement platform that uses artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to create personalized engagement with donors. The platform will be incorporated into RNL’s suite of fundraising solutions as RNL QuadWrangle.
buyer: Ruffalo Noel Levitz, LLC
RNL is the leading provider of higher education enrollment, student success, and fundraising solutions. More than 1,900 colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations rely on RNL for advanced analytics, personalized engagement, and industry-leading insights to achieve their missions. "
target: QuadWrangle
QuadWrangle is the first AI-Powered Engagement Management System designed specifically for higher education. QuadWrangle delivers completely personalized news, appeals, invites, community connections, and more through its website management, community mobile apps, and email marketing solutions.
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closed 1/23/2013 via Company Press Release

Account Control Technology, acquired Diamond D, Inc.

synopsis: Account Control Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce it has expanded its capabilities through the acquisition of Diamond D, Inc., a data management software company serving education clients.
buyer: Account Control Technology
Account Control Technology is a national leader in providing debt management solutions for education, government and consumer entities. The company serves clients nationwide from four existing office locations: Bakersfield, California; Canoga Park, California; Mason, Ohio; and San Angelo, Texas. "
target: Diamond D, Inc.
Diamond D sells software to schools to help them with accounting, programming, training, marketing and computer/network technical support.
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announced 2/18/2021 via Reuters

PowerSchool Group LLC, will acquire Hobsons Inc.

synopsis: Daily Mail and General Trust is selling its Hobsons’ Naviance and Intersect businesses to PowerSchool. Naviance Readiness Solution helps universities assess and develop essential competencies students need to be successful after high school. Intersect puts students at the center of a university's recruitment program to attract best-fit students.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool's mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential. PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, grading, attendance, analytics, state reporting, talent, finance, and HR. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Hobsons Inc.
The Naviance Readiness Solution is a comprehensive toolset that helps universities assess and develop essential competencies students need to be successful after high school. Intersect puts students at the center of a university's recruitment program to attract best-fit students.
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announced 2/18/2021 via Reuters

Education Advisory Board, will acquire Starfish

synopsis: Education company EAB has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hobsons’ student success platform, Starfish. Starfish helps colleges and universities achieve 2x increases in retention rate, exceed graduation rate goals, and set the standard for student success in higher education.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,900 institutions. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Starfish
Starfish helps colleges and universities achieve 2x increases in retention rate, exceed graduation rate goals, and set the standard for student success in higher education.
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closed 10/6/2017 via Company Press Release

QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited, acquired Hobsons Solutions

synopsis: QS Quacquarelli Symonds has acquired Hobsons Solutions, the international division of Hobsons, Inc. Hobsons Solutions is the leading provider of international enrolment management solutions to universities worldwide. Hobson Solutions helps clients mitigate risk and build sustainable recruitment strategies in an increasingly complex marketplace.
buyer: QS Quacquarelli Symonds Limited
QS Quacquarelli Symonds helps prospective students and working professionals make the right educational choices. This is achieved by hosting 350+ global events, as well as offering various products, services and online platforms linking students with the educational institution best suited to them. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Hobsons Solutions
Hobsons Solutions is the global market leader in international student enrolment services and insight. Hobsons Solutions manages one of the world’s largest international student research initiatives, enabling clients to better compete globally and maximise student recruitment and enrolment.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Campus Management Corp., purchased CRM and Application Management Products from Hobsons Inc.

synopsis: Campus Management Corp. acquired the Radius, AppReview, ApplyYourself, Connect, and Retain CRM and application management product lines from Hobsons, Inc. These solutions are used by more than 700 colleges and universities in the United States and around the globe.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Management Corp.
Campus Management is a leading provider of cloud solutions and services that transform higher education institutions. Its next-generation suite, CampusNexus, includes enterprise-wide Student, CRM, and Finance, HR & Payroll solutions. "
seller parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
seller: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons' CRM and application management products include Radius, AppReview, ApplyYourself, Connect, and Retain CRM. These solutions are used by more than 700 colleges and universities in the United States and around the globe.
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closed 1/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Hobsons Inc., acquired RepVisits

synopsis: Hobsons, the leading provider of college and career readiness, enrollment management, and student success solutions, announced the acquisition of RepVisits, a service that connects high school counselors with college admissions representatives, making it easier for high schools of all sizes to attract on-site visits from colleges and universities.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons helps students identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to educational opportunities, and reach their education and life goals. They enable educational institutions to improve college and career planning, admissions and enrollment management, and advising. "
target: RepVisits
RepVisits brings high schools and college admission reps together on one website to schedule appointments and organize college fairs. It caters to the unique scheduling needs of high schools and college admission representatives, eliminating back and forth emails and phone calls.
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closed 1/12/2016 via Market Wire

Hobsons Inc., acquired PAR Framework, Inc.

synopsis: Hobsons, the leading provider of college and career readiness, enrollment management, and student success solutions, announced the acquisition of the PAR Framework, Inc. PAR, a national membership collaborative, helps colleges, universities, and higher education systems use data to improve retention and postsecondary success.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons helps students identify their strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, match to educational opportunities, and reach their education and life goals. They enable educational institutions to improve college and career planning, admissions and enrollment management, and advising. "
target: PAR Framework, Inc.
PAR is a national membership collaborative offering higher education stakeholders a unique multi-institutional perspective on using big data to help at-risk students stay in school and reach their educational goals. PAR is known for its published data definitions and student success frameworks.
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closed 2/23/2015 via Company Press Release

Hobsons Inc., acquired Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Hobsons, the world’s leader in connecting learning to life, announced the acquisition of Starfish Retention Solutions, the leading provider of student success and advising systems for higher education institutions. The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ will augment Hobsons’ existing advising and admissions tools.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons Inc.
Hobsons is the world’s leader in connecting learning to life. Through Hobsons’ unique advising and admissions products, they help more than 12 million students around the globe identify strengths, explore careers, create academic plans, and find the right college match. "
target: Starfish Retention Solutions, Inc.
Starfish Retention Solutions is a leading provider of student success systems. The Starfish® Enterprise Success Platform™ builds on the company’s mission to help students finish what they start.
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announced 7/11/2013 via PR Newswire

Hobsons Inc., will purchase National Transcript Center from Pearson Data Solutions

synopsis: Hobsons announced the acquisition from Pearson of National Transcript Center (NTC), the world's largest e-transcript exchange provider, serving more than 137,000 institutions that represent more than 14 million students. Pearson's NTC is a secure, browser-based application that instantly transfers electronic student records and transcripts.
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. "
seller parent: Pearson plc
seller: Pearson Data Solutions
Pearson's National Transcript Center (NTC) is the world's largest e-transcript exchange provider, serving more than 137,000 institutions that represent more than 14 million students. NTC is a secure, browser-based application that instantly transfers electronic student records and transcripts.
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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 12/13/2011 via PR Newswire

Hobsons Inc., acquired Intelliworks, Inc.

synopsis: Hobsons, the leader in recruitment, communication, and student success solutions for colleges and universities, announced its acquisition of Intelliworks, a leading provider of relationship management solutions for higher education.
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: Intelliworks, Inc.
Intelliworks enables enrollment and admissions professionals to make purposeful connections with students through its Web-based relationship management, marketing and recruitment software and services.
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closed 6/4/2008 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired College Confidential

synopsis: Hobsons, a company that aids colleges and universities in elevating their recruitment, enrollment, and retention strategies; has acquired College Confidential, the leading Web community for college-bound students and their parents. Hobsons and College Confidential will bring together an unrivaled set of resources for students and parents.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: College Confidential
College Confidential was established to meet the need for free, accessible college search and admissions information on the Web. From information on Ivy League admissions and college rankings to tips on obtaining financial aid, College Confidential is the best Web resource on college-related topics.
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closed 9/27/2007 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired AY Recruiting Solutions

synopsis: Hobsons, a company that aids colleges and universities in elevating their enrollment strategies, has acquired AY Recruiting Solutions, a company that assists institutions in recruiting students with powerful application technology. Hobsons and AY will deliver an unmatched line of recruitment, admissions, and enrollment management products.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: AY Recruiting Solutions
AY Recruiting Solutions provides universities, corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies a complete suite of services to meet the needs of recruitment professionals.
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closed 6/25/2007 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired Naviance

synopsis: Hobsons U.S., the leader in elevating colleges’ and universities’ enrollment strategies, has acquired Naviance, the leading provider of planning and advising systems for secondary schools. With innovative educational products and services, Hobsons U.S. will now reach the education community from K-12 to higher education and beyond.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: Naviance
Naviance is the leading provider of Web-based academic planning and advising systems for schools. The Naviance Network includes more than 25,000 educators and counselors serving nearly 2.4 million students in 42 countries who use WorkspaceK12 to support their comprehensive counseling programs.
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closed 4/4/2006 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired Chat University

synopsis: Hobsons EMT division, which helps colleges and universities improve recruitment and enrollment through technology, has acquired Chat University, a technology company that provides college and university admissions offices with Web-based chat and other services.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: Chat University
Boston-based Chat University began with a single product, Online Chat, and has since developed a full range of products designed exclusively for college and university admissions offices.
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announced 2/18/2021 via Reuters

PowerSchool Group LLC, will acquire Hobsons Inc.

synopsis: Daily Mail and General Trust is selling its Hobsons’ Naviance and Intersect businesses to PowerSchool. Naviance Readiness Solution helps universities assess and develop essential competencies students need to be successful after high school. Intersect puts students at the center of a university's recruitment program to attract best-fit students.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool's mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential. PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, grading, attendance, analytics, state reporting, talent, finance, and HR. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Hobsons Inc.
The Naviance Readiness Solution is a comprehensive toolset that helps universities assess and develop essential competencies students need to be successful after high school. Intersect puts students at the center of a university's recruitment program to attract best-fit students.
price ($mm)
$320
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closed 10/30/2020 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired Hoonuit

synopsis: PowerSchool, the largest U.S. provider of K-12 education technology solutions, announced that it has acquired Hoonuit, a leading provider of data management and analytics solutions in education that is on a mission to empower educators and communities with knowledge and insights to improve student outcomes.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool's mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential. PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, grading, attendance, analytics, state reporting, talent, finance, and HR. "
target parent: Renovus Capital
target: Hoonuit
Hoonuit, a leading provider of data management and analytics solutions in education, is on a mission to empower educators and communities with knowledge and insights to improve student outcomes. Hoonuit supports more than 300 active implementations nationwide and serves over five million students.
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announced 10/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

PowerSchool Group LLC, will acquire Schoology

synopsis: PowerSchool, a company that helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, grading, attendance, analytics, state reporting, talent, finance, and HR, will acquire Schoology, a provider of learning management systems with a sizable footprint among K-12 schools and districts.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool's mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential. PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, grading, attendance, analytics, state reporting, talent, finance, and HR. "
target: Schoology
Schoology is an easy-to-use, easy-to-implement online learning, classroom management, and social networking platform that enhances student engagement and improves learning through better communication, collaboration, and increased access to curriculum and supplemental content.
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closed 4/16/2018 via BusinessWire

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired PeopleAdmin, Inc.

synopsis: PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of PeopleAdmin, the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government.
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide secure and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: 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.
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announced 4/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Onex Corporation, will acquire PowerSchool Group LLC

synopsis: Onex Corporation and Vista Equity Partners announced Onex will acquire a stake in PowerSchool Group LLC from Vista, which will also invest new capital in the business. Onex And Vista Equity Partners will become equal partners In Powerschool, the leading education technology platform for K-12 schools.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$622.00)
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Through its Onex Partners and ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide secure and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management.
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announced 12/7/2016 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, will acquire SunGard K-12

synopsis: PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 education technology solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the SunGard K-12 business from FIS. A leading provider of school administrative software solutions, SunGard K-12 offers cloud-enabled enterprise resource planning and regional student information system software.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide secure and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management. "
target parent: Fidelity National Financial
target: SunGard K-12
SunGard K-12 is the leading provider of school administrative software solutions that enhance district performance. Their solutions provide support for student information management, assessment development and analysis, curriculum mapping, special education, and financial and HR management.
price ($mm)
$850
rev ($mm)
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closed 10/18/2016 via PR Web

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired Chalkable

synopsis: PowerSchool, the leader for K-12 education technology solutions, announced the acquisition of Chalkable, a leading provider of a student achievement and regional education data management solution.The acquisition provides PowerSchool with additional capabilities to track student behavior, an area of increasing need for educators.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide best-in-class, secure, and compliant online solutions, including student information systems, registration and school choice, assessment and analytics, and special education management. "
target parent: SCP Partners
target: Chalkable
Chalkable is a leading provider of education data management, student achievement and professional learning solutions to the K-12 public and private school markets.
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closed 8/10/2016 via PR Web

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired SRB Education Solutions, Inc

synopsis: PowerSchool, the leader for K-12 education technology solutions, announced the acquisition of SRB Education Solutions (SRB), a leading provider of complementary administrative and ERP solutions for K-12 school boards and districts in Ontario and throughout the Canadian provinces.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide best-in-class, secure, and compliant online solutions, including student information systems, registration and school choice, assessment and analytics, and special education management. "
target parent: StarDyne Technologies Inc.
target: SRB Education Solutions, Inc
SRB Education Solutions Inc. is a leading provider of student information management solutions as well as finance, HR and payroll systems. SRB customers range from single schools of 100 students to districts of over 500 schools and 250,000 students.
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closed 6/6/2016 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired HAIKU Learning Systems, Inc.

synopsis: PowerSchool is excited to announce that they have acquired Haiku Learning, leading provider of an innovative cloud-based learning management system (LMS) and classroom collaboration solution designed to meet the needs of K-12 educators.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the hub of state and school districts' education ecosystems, providing robust capabilities and APIs that allow educators, administrators, parents and students to effectively manage school processes and student data and connect the diverse education technologies, "
target: HAIKU Learning Systems, Inc.
Haiku Learning gives teachers unique flexibility to decide how to structure online, blended and hybrid learning. In no other learning platform is content so contextualized and technology so invisible than with Haiku Learning. The company believes in harmony, simplicity, and community.
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closed 2/3/2016 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired Interactive Achievement, Inc.

synopsis: PowerSchool Group LLC announced the acquisition of Interactive Achievement (IA), a leading provider of award-winning standards-based instructional assessment and analytical solutions for school districts that allow administrators and teachers to deliver measurable improvements in student performance.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the hub of state and school districts' education ecosystems, providing robust capabilities and APIs that allow educators, administrators, parents and students to effectively manage school processes and student data and connect the diverse education technologies, "
target: Interactive Achievement, Inc.
Interactive Achievement was founded by educators for the purpose of delivering improved assessment and reporting tools that help enable students and teachers achieve success in the classroom.
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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 9/28/2015 via PR Web

College Raptor merged with PowerSchool Inc.,

synopsis: College Raptor, the nation’s only college matching platform that estimates each student’s potential financial aid, and PowerSchool Group LLC, the world’s leading learning company, are joining forces. College Raptor uniquely helps students discover college matches based on academic, cultural, and financial fit.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the most widely used student information system (SIS), delivers a network of integrated systems that helps K-12 school districts manage all mission-critical administrative processes and instructional data using one cohesive solution. "
target: College Raptor
College Raptor builds products to help prospective students, parents, high school counselors, and college enrollment managers resolve some of the biggest challenges related to college planning, financing and enrollment.
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closed 8/4/2015 via paidContent.org

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Pearson plc has sold its PowerSchool business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most widely used web-based SIS in North America.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on software and technology businesses. Vista Equity Partners understands the software business model and has specific operational improvements to create value, which they combine with a unique perspective. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most used web-based SIS in North America.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
$97
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/24/2006 via

Pearson Education, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Apple(R) and Pearson announced an expansion of their relationship to enhance teaching and learning through technology. Pearson will acquire PowerSchool, Apple's award-winning student information systems (SIS) division, and develop educational content for teachers and students compatible with iPod(R).
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. "
target parent: Apple Computer, Inc.
target: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, a web-based student information system (SIS) from Apple, simplifies data-driven decision making by providing real-time information to all stakeholders — over the Internet. Administrators get the most accurate information to make more effective decisions.
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announced 4/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Onex Corporation, will acquire PowerSchool Group LLC

synopsis: Onex Corporation and Vista Equity Partners announced Onex will acquire a stake in PowerSchool Group LLC from Vista, which will also invest new capital in the business. Onex And Vista Equity Partners will become equal partners In Powerschool, the leading education technology platform for K-12 schools.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$622.00)
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Through its Onex Partners and ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide secure and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management.
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closed 10/30/2017 via PR Newswire

BV Investment Partners, acquired SchoolMint

synopsis: BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services and IT services sectors, announced the acquisition of SchoolMint. SchoolMint is a leading provider of cloud-based student enrollment and school choice systems for PreK-12 district, charter, and independent schools.
buyer: BV Investment Partners
BV Investment Partners is currently investing its ninth private equity fund. The firm is one of the oldest and most experienced sector-focused private equity firms in North America. The company actively targets investments in the business services and information technology services industries. "
target: SchoolMint
SchoolMint provides a cloud-based student enrollment and school choice platform to PreK-12 school systems worldwide. Schools choose SchoolMint to streamline all aspects of student enrollment – student registration management, application, lottery, school choice management and document uploads.
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closed 3/22/2017 via Company Press Release

Education Brands, acquired Ravenna Solutions

synopsis: Ravenna Solutions, a leading provider of enrollment management software to K-12 private schools, is excited to announce they are formally joining forces with Education Brands, a division of MB Parent Holdings. Ravenna Solutions provides private schools with a cloud-based admission system that provides a customized process & efficiency improvements.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Education Brands
Education Brands, a division of MB Holdings LLC, delight schools and families with their network of education-focused software and service companies. This network allows schools to leverage best practices that have been proven at some of the most effective, efficient schools in the country. "
target: Ravenna Solutions
Ravenna Solutions is a leading provider of enrollment management software to K-12 private schools. Ravenna Solutions provides private schools with a best-of-breed cloud-based admission CRM system that provides a highly customized process and unprecedented efficiency improvements.
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closed 1/24/2017 via Company Press Release

Education Brands, acquired SchoolSpeak

synopsis: SchoolSpeak, a leading cloud-based School Management Solution provider to K-12 schools and dioceses is excited to announce they are formally joining forces with Education Brands, a division of MB Parent Holdings. SchoolSpeak is a vendor for Standards-Based Grading and Reporting as well as Data Collection for Catholic Dioceses across North America.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Education Brands
Education Brands, a division of MB Holdings LLC, delight schools and families with their network of education-focused software and service companies. This network allows schools to leverage best practices that have been proven at some of the most effective, efficient schools in the country. "
target: SchoolSpeak
SchoolSpeak is a leading cloud-based School Management Solution provider to K-12 schools and dioceses. SchoolSpeak is a prominent vendor for Standards-Based Grading and Reporting as well as Data Collection and Dashboard Contribution for Catholic Dioceses throughout North America.
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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 8/4/2015 via paidContent.org

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Pearson plc has sold its PowerSchool business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most widely used web-based SIS in North America.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on software and technology businesses. Vista Equity Partners understands the software business model and has specific operational improvements to create value, which they combine with a unique perspective. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most used web-based SIS in North America.
price ($mm)
$350
rev ($mm)
$97
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.6x
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closed 3/28/2012 via PR Web

O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway, acquired SchoolOne, LLC

synopsis: Consulting firm, O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway, announced the acquisition of the SchoolOne brand, Student Information System (SIS) software and related services from Cleveland-based IT firm FIT Technologies. The SchoolOne SIS software tracks important student metrics such as attendance, assignments, grades and behavior.
buyer: O’Meara, Ferguson, Whelan, and Conway
O’Meara Ferguson has established itself as both an innovator and an authority in Church-related project financing and financial matters. "
target: SchoolOne, LLC
SchoolOne is a pioneer and leader in providing complex, web-based information systems for the PreK-12 education market with expertise in the Catholic, private, charter, and public school markets.
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closed 11/17/2010 via Company Press Release

Pearson Education, acquired The Administrative Assistants Ltd.

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, announced the acquisition of The Administrative Assistants Ltd., provider of eSIS® student information system (SIS) in the K-12 school market worldwide.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Pearson, the global leader in education services, education technology and school solutions, provides innovative print and digital education materials for preK through college, student information systems and learning management systems and teacher professional development. "
target: The Administrative Assistants Ltd.
The Administrative Assistants Ltd. is committed to providing secure, comprehensive and centralized software solutions that improve the way clients collect, store and retrieve student information, backed by the highest level of on-site technical consulting and client support available.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
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closed 5/24/2006 via

Pearson Education, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Apple(R) and Pearson announced an expansion of their relationship to enhance teaching and learning through technology. Pearson will acquire PowerSchool, Apple's award-winning student information systems (SIS) division, and develop educational content for teachers and students compatible with iPod(R).
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Education
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. "
target parent: Apple Computer, Inc.
target: PowerSchool Inc.
PowerSchool, a web-based student information system (SIS) from Apple, simplifies data-driven decision making by providing real-time information to all stakeholders — over the Internet. Administrators get the most accurate information to make more effective decisions.
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closed 3/2/2015 via Company Press Release

Harris School Solutions, acquired ClassMate

synopsis: Harris School Solutions, the premier provider of technology software in the K-12 and Continuing Education markets, has acquired ClassMate software from ClassLink. ClassMate is a student administration and curriculum management solution that provides powerful tools to organize and analyze student performance, assessment and curriculum information.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions focuses on delivering integrated information systems designed to meet the needs of the K-12 and specialized educational markets. Harris School Solutions has grown through the acquisition of regional flagship products and provides a wide variety of software solutions. "
target parent: ClassLink
target: ClassMate
ClassMate is a student administration and curriculum management solution, designed by diverse educators, that provides powerful tools to organize and analyze student performance, assessment and curriculum information.
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closed 7/17/2008 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Prep HeadQuarters

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc., the web-based leader in connecting students with colleges and employers through its integrated college and career planning network, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Prep HeadQuarters, a college planning web service deployed in over 700 high schools.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is the nation's leading technology firm dedicated to providing students, educators and employers with comprehensive solutions to successfully navigate education and employment transitions. "
target: Prep HeadQuarters
Prep HeadQuarters is a secure internet program that helps high school counselors manage the college planning process by combining up-to-date college information with powerful technology.
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closed 1/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

Apple, Inc., acquired LearnSprout

synopsis: Apple, an American multinational technology company, has acquired LearnSprout, an online data insights service for K-12 educators. LearnSprout is the only education analytics solution available that uses live data directly from a district’s student information system.
buyer: Apple, Inc. (AAPL:$273,857.00)
Apple Inc. designs, manufactures and markets mobile communication and media devices, personal computers, and portable digital music players, and a variety of related software, services, peripherals, networking solutions, and third-party digital content and applications. "
target: LearnSprout
LearnSprout is an online data insights service for K-12 educators. It is the only education analytics solution available that uses live data directly from a district’s student information system.
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closed 6/3/2020 via BNC Analysis

Juniper Education, acquired Pupil Asset

synopsis: Juniper Education, a comprehensive education support service in the UK, has acquired Pupil Asset, a UK-based school management information system (MIS) and pupil analytics provider. Pupil Asset's cloud-based MIS software provides primary and secondary schools with the tools they need to run and make sense of their school.
buyer parent: Horizon Capital LLP
buyer: Juniper Education
UK-based Juniper Education (EES for Schools) is a leading provider of software, training and professional services to the education sector which enhance the effectiveness of schools. Its products include Target Tracker assessment and pupil progress monitoring software, and professional training. "
target: Pupil Asset
Pupil Asset is a UK-based school management information system (MIS) and pupil analytics provider. Pupil Asset's cloud-based MIS software provides primary and secondary schools with the tools they need to run and make sense of their school, enabling effective leadership and informed decision making.
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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 2/5/2020 via PR Newswire

Banyan Software, acquired School Pathways LLC

synopsis: Banyan Software, Inc., a company focused on acquiring, building and growing great enterprise software businesses, has acquired School Pathways LLC, a market leader in student information systems. School Pathways offers a web-based system that provides quick access to important information, online student registrations, grade books and more.
buyer: Banyan Software
Banyan Software acquires, builds and grows great enterprise software businesses. Unlike typical investment firms, their plan isn’t to resell a business down the road. They aim to provide a permanent home for businesses and want to continue the legacy of the company’s culture, product and teams. "
target: School Pathways LLC
School Pathways is a market leader in student information systems for Independent Study (IS) charter schools, districts, and county offices of education. School Pathways offers a web-based system that provides quick access to important information, online student registrations, grade books and more.
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closed 9/20/2017 via PR Web

IO Education, acquired eSchoolData, LLC

synopsis: IO Education, a market leader in helping educators use data to improve student outcomes, has acquired eSchoolData, a provider of student and data management solutions for K-12 school districts. eSchoolData's comprehensive, web-based solution features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, data analytics capabilities, and more.
buyer parent: LLR Partners
buyer: IO Education
IO Education is on a mission to empower educators with data to improve educational outcomes. They focus on developing innovative solutions that break down data silos and improve outcomes for three areas of school districts: student achievement, educator effectiveness and operational efficiency. "
target: eSchoolData, LLC
eSchoolData provides a web-based Student Management System that features a teacher gradebook, a parent and student portal, a transportation management module, data analytics capabilities, and more. eSchoolData gives schools the power to turn data into knowledge and knowledge into informed decisions.
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closed 4/20/2018 via PR Web

Harris School Solutions, acquired OnHand Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Harris School Solutions (HSS), a provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, has acquired OnHand Schools (OHS), an EdTech software company that delivers solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. OHS's EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, and more.
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: OnHand Schools, Inc.
OnHand Schools (OHS) is an education technology company that delivers transformational solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. Their EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, lesson planner, and RTI/MTSS features.
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closed 2/24/2009 via PR Newswire

Campusware merged with SchoolNet,

synopsis: SchoolNet, Inc., the award-winning education technology company that helps school districts improve efficiency and increase academic achievement, announced a merger with Campusware(TM), the provider of GradeSpeed(TM), the leading web-based and standards-aligned district grade book.
buyer: SchoolNet
SchoolNet, Inc. is the leader in Data-Driven Decision Making for K12 school districts. SchoolNet's award-winning Instructional Management Suite (IMS) helps districts improve efficiency and increase student achievement. "
target: Campusware
Campusware has been making the grading process easier with GradeSpeed since 1989. In addition to the grade book software and SIS, additional modules are available to districts including a parental access portal, discipline tracking, attendance, lesson plan management, custom report cards, and more.
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closed 2/22/2007 via PR Newswire

Harcourt Education, acquired Achieve! Data Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Global education provider Harcourt Education has acquired Achieve Data Solutions, a provider of web-based data analysis and reporting systems for schools. ADS will be part of Harcourt Connected Learning, a newly-formed division of Harcourt Education headed by Julie McGee.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Harcourt Education
Harcourt Education is a global education provider serving students and teachers in Pre-K through grade 12, adult learners, and readers of all ages. "
target: Achieve! Data Solutions, LLC
Achieve Data Solutions provides next generation web-based software and services to the K-12 market. Its signature product, DataDirector, has quickly become the gold standard for helping educators make sense of their data and is in use across the country by well over a 1,000 schools.
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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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