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closed 3/11/2021 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired SchoolAdmin

synopsis: Finalsite, a global leader in digital communications, website development, and online marketing for private and public schools, has acquired SchoolAdmin, a leading K-12 Enrollment Management System and developer of proprietary tools designed to help schools seamlessly manage admissions, enrollment, and tuition billing processes.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite is the preferred website, communications, and marketing platform of 6,000+ schools and universities in 108 countries around the world. Finalsite's products and services transform how schools engage with community members, recruit students and staff, and fundraise. "
target parent: Quad Partners
target: SchoolAdmin
SchoolAdmin’s enrollment management platform includes a robust suite of integrated admissions, enrollment, retention, and billing tools custom-built for private and independent schools. Their software helps schools build stronger relationships and more successful enrollment management strategies.
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closed 4/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

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

synopsis: EMS LINQ INC (LINQ), the premier K-12 technology company in the U.S., announced the acquisition of Specialized Data Systems, a company that provides cloud-based financial management solutions and services to school administrators.
buyer: EMS LINQ, Inc.
LINQ delivers a platform of fully-integrated solutions to help K-12 school districts manage their operations. LINQ’s platform includes solutions for finance & human resources, nutrition management, digital payments, school and district websites, custom forms including student registration, and more."
target: Specialized Data Systems, Inc
Specialized Data Systems provides cloud-based financial management solutions and services to school administrators. From accounts payable and bookkeeping to managing school employees, SDS adds valuable solutions that empower administrators to easily forecast and plan.
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closed 4/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Transaction Services Group, acquired PerfectMind Inc.

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

EMS LINQ, Inc., acquired SchoolFinance

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

Quad Partners, will acquire SchoolAdmin

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

Harris School Solutions, acquired JR3 Education Associates, LP

synopsis: Harris School Solutions, the premier provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, charter schools, and Continuing Education programs across North America, has acquired JR3 Education Associates, the creator of an innovative software that combines a School Business Management system with a Student Information system, all in a single solution.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: JR3 Education Associates, LP
JR3 offers educational management systems for school districts. Their WebSmart software is a web-based, easy to use system to track students and handle the school’s business office functions. Their JDox software lets school districts access digital documents from their desktops.
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closed 9/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Diamond Mind merged with TADS,

synopsis: Serent Capital, a San Francisco-based private equity firm, announced that it has sold Diamond Mind, the leader in campus-wide payment solutions for independent schools, to Education Brands, a leading software provider to the education industry and a portfolio company of Genstar Capital.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: TADS
TADS is the private school industry’s only provider of single-sign on, integrated web-based tuition management, enrollment, financial aid and admissions with fully supported services. TADS provides cutting-edge technology to over 1,500 private and faith-based K-12 schools nationwide. "
target parent: Serent Capital
target: Diamond Mind
Diamond Mind is the nation’s leading provider of payment solutions for independent K-12 schools serving 850+ schools for over a decade. Diamond Mind offers credit and debit card processing, eChecks, purchase cards and payment software.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unicorn Systems, acquired Edookit

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

Volaris Group Inc., acquired Furlong Business Solutions Ltd.

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

Harris School Solutions, acquired Quintessential School Systems, Inc.

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

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

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

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired InfoSnap, Inc.

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

Blackbaud, Inc., acquired WhippleHill Communications

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

Plantyn, acquired Informat BV

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

K12 Enterprise, acquired Sartox, LLC

synopsis: Baltimore-based K12 Enterprise, Microsoft's leading financial and HR management software for K-12 school systems has acquired Sartox, LLC, a Virginia-based software firm specializing in business solutions for K-12 public schools.
buyer: K12 Enterprise
K12 Enterprise is Microsoft's leading enterprise-grade financial and human resource management software for K-12 school systems. "
target: Sartox, LLC
Sartox, LLC is a business solutions provider that centers on K-12 public and private schools in the areas of central administration enterprise systems, food service/cafeteria management, textbook management, and employee time and attendance capture.
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closed 9/7/2016 via Company Press Release

Genstar Capital LLC, acquired TADS

synopsis: Genstar Capital has acquired TADS and will be merging it with Diamond Mind to create Education Brands. TADS is the private school industry’s only provider of single-sign on, integrated web-based tuition management, enrollment, financial aid and admissions with fully supported services.
buyer: Genstar Capital LLC
Genstar Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity firm that invests in leading middle-market companies. For over 20 years, they have utilized their deep industry knowledge and extensive executive networks to create value at their companies. "
target: TADS
TADS is the private school industry’s only provider of single-sign on, integrated web-based tuition management, enrollment, financial aid and admissions with fully supported services. TADS provides cutting-edge technology to over 1,500 private and faith-based K-12 schools nationwide.
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closed 11/24/2021 via Company Press Release

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired Every

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, one of the UK’s largest software companies, has acquired Every, a leading compliance and HR management solution provider for the education sector in the UK. Every provides easy to use, practical software that allows schools and Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) to easily manage their compliance requirements and HR operations.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS is a leading global provider of mission critical software and services and one of UK’s largest privately held software companies. IRIS provides finance, productivity, engagement, HR, and payroll software solutions and services for accountancy firms, businesses, and educational organisations. "
target: Every
Every is a leading compliance and HR management solution provider for the education sector in the UK. Every provides easy to use, practical software that allows schools and Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs) to easily manage their compliance requirements and HR operations.
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closed 6/25/2021 via BusinessWire

SchoolMint, acquired Schoolrunner

synopsis: SchoolMint, the leading provider of Strategic Enrollment Management in K-12 education, has acquired Schoolrunner, the all-in-one student data system that gives teachers and schools one place to track everything they care about.
buyer parent: BV Investment Partners
buyer: 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. "
target: Schoolrunner
Schoolrunner is the all-in-one student data system that gives teachers and schools one place to track everything they care about. The result is actionable data that allows teachers and administrators to spend their time teaching and leading effectively and efficiently.
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closed 6/17/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Frontline Education, acquired Hayes Software Systems

synopsis: Frontline Education, a leading provider of K-12 school administration software, has acquired Hayes Software Systems from Transition Capital Partners. Hayes Software Systems provides solutions for asset management and inventory control with integrated help desk capabilities for K-12 schools.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is the leading provider of school administration software, empowering strategic K-12 leaders with the right tools, data and insights to proactively manage human capital, business operations and special education. "
target parent: Transition Capital Partners
target: Hayes Software Systems
Based in Austin, TX, Hayes Software Systems provides SaaS solutions to empower K-12 school administrators. Schools partner with Hayes to address their asset management, inventory control and integrated help desk needs with simple, easy-to-use solutions, including TIPWeb-IT, TIPWeb-IM and GetHelp.
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closed 10/20/2020 via BusinessWire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired iSAMS Independent Ltd

synopsis: IRIS Software Group, one of the UK’s largest privately held software companies, has acquired iSAMS, a leading, fully integrated, online school management system. iSAMS is transforming the way schools store, manage and communicate information.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS Software Group is the UK’s largest privately held software company and the most trusted provider of mission-critical software and services. Using their applications, critical operational tasks are done right first time, every time, so organizations can look forward and thrive with confidence. "
target: iSAMS Independent Ltd
iSAMS is the market leader in web based, multi-platform education administration solutions. Transforming the way schools store, manage and communicate information, iSAMS offers a world-class Management Information System that is intuitive to use, flexible in its approach and accessible globally.
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closed 3/11/2021 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired SchoolAdmin

synopsis: Finalsite, a global leader in digital communications, website development, and online marketing for private and public schools, has acquired SchoolAdmin, a leading K-12 Enrollment Management System and developer of proprietary tools designed to help schools seamlessly manage admissions, enrollment, and tuition billing processes.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite is the preferred website, communications, and marketing platform of 6,000+ schools and universities in 108 countries around the world. Finalsite's products and services transform how schools engage with community members, recruit students and staff, and fundraise. "
target parent: Quad Partners
target: SchoolAdmin
SchoolAdmin’s enrollment management platform includes a robust suite of integrated admissions, enrollment, retention, and billing tools custom-built for private and independent schools. Their software helps schools build stronger relationships and more successful enrollment management strategies.
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announced 2/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Quad Partners, will acquire SchoolAdmin

synopsis: SchoolAdmin, a leading provider of admissions and enrollment software for K-12 schools, announced that Quad Partners, a private equity firm, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in SchoolAdmin.
buyer: Quad Partners
Quad Partners is a private equity firm committed to creating long-term value by investing in and building high-quality education companies. Founded in 2000 by Lincoln Frank and Daniel Neuwirth, Quad has managed approximately $800 million over its history. "
target: SchoolAdmin
Founded in 2009, SchoolAdmin set out to develop solutions to enable and empower K-12 admissions teams worldwide. They offer software modules and services that help schools manage their recruitment, admissions, enrollment and tuition billing processes with configurable, easy-to-use technology.
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closed 7/14/2021 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired SchoolPointe, Inc.

synopsis: Finalsite, a global leader in school website and digital communications tools, and majority owned by Bridge Growth Partners, announced it has acquired SchoolPointe, a leading K-12 public school website and mobile app provider. Since 2002, SchoolPointe has been providing world class website and digital communications technology solutions.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite is the preferred website, communications, and marketing platform of 6,000+ schools and universities in 108 countries around the world. Finalsite's products and services transform how schools engage with community members, recruit students and staff, and fundraise. "
target: SchoolPointe, Inc.
Since 2002, SchoolPointe has been providing world class website and digital communications technology solutions to K-12 public schools across the U.S. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, SchoolPointe’s mission is to empower schools through innovation.
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closed 3/11/2021 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired SchoolAdmin

synopsis: Finalsite, a global leader in digital communications, website development, and online marketing for private and public schools, has acquired SchoolAdmin, a leading K-12 Enrollment Management System and developer of proprietary tools designed to help schools seamlessly manage admissions, enrollment, and tuition billing processes.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite is the preferred website, communications, and marketing platform of 6,000+ schools and universities in 108 countries around the world. Finalsite's products and services transform how schools engage with community members, recruit students and staff, and fundraise. "
target parent: Quad Partners
target: SchoolAdmin
SchoolAdmin’s enrollment management platform includes a robust suite of integrated admissions, enrollment, retention, and billing tools custom-built for private and independent schools. Their software helps schools build stronger relationships and more successful enrollment management strategies.
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closed 12/13/2016 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired School Website

synopsis: Finalsite, the leading website provider and communications platform for the education industry, announced that it has acquired School Website, the largest SaaS-based CMS software provider to schools in the UK. Following the acquisition of School Website, Finalsite will serve over 2,500 schools in more than 70 countries.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite's online learning and communications platform facilitates the distribution of digital content across school communities and in classrooms via a proprietary, SaaS-based software suite accessed through desktops and mobile devices. "
target: School Website
Founded by Daniel Clarke in 2004, School Website is the UK’s leading provider of websites to education, with a portfolio of more than 450 independent schools and 600 primary and secondary schools, as well as the UK’s leading multi-academy trusts.
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announced 9/8/2016 via BusinessWire

Bridge Growth Partners, LLC, will acquire finalsite

synopsis: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC, a leading growth-oriented private equity firm, announced it has made an equity investment to acquire Finalsite, a leading SaaS-based learning and communications platform for K-12 independent and public schools and higher education institutions in the U.S. and internationally.
buyer: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
Bridge Growth Partners is a uniquely structured growth-oriented private equity firm that focuses on investments in the technology and technology-enabled financial service sectors. Their goal is to bring together significant investment, financial, operating and business building expertise and talent."
target parent: Spectrum Equity
target: finalsite
Finalsite's online learning and communications platform facilitates the distribution of digital content across school communities and in classrooms via a proprietary, SaaS-based software suite accessed through desktops and mobile devices.
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closed 2/27/2013 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired Silver Point Inc.

synopsis: Finalsite announced that it has acquired Silverpoint, a provider of websites and software to independent schools. The acquisition enhances finalsite’s global reach and scale and supports continuing innovation in bringing world-class design services and content management systems to customers.
buyer parent: Spectrum Equity
buyer: finalsite
finalsite's online learning and communications platform facilitates the distribution of digital content across school communities and in classrooms via a proprietary, SaaS-based software suite accessed through desktops and mobile devices. "
target: Silver Point Inc.
Silverpoint provides creative services, software and services to independent schools in the U.S. and internationally. In addition to its award-winning web designs, Silverpoint recently released a customizable native mobile application to better serve its customers across platforms.
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closed 6/29/2012 via PE Hub

Spectrum Equity, acquired finalsite

synopsis: finalsite, a leading online learning and communications platform for the education industry, announced it has received a significant investment from Spectrum Equity. finalsite delivers a SaaS-based, customized web platform to leading independent and public schools, colleges and organizations.
buyer: Spectrum Equity
Spectrum Equity is a private equity firm focused on investing in growth companies leading the information economy. Spectrum Equity’s current and historical healthcare investments of note include HealthMEDX, a provider of long-term and post-acute care technology. "
target: finalsite
finalsite's online learning and communications platform facilitates the distribution of digital content across school communities and in classrooms via a proprietary, SaaS-based software suite accessed through desktops and mobile devices.
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announced 3/11/2020 via BNC Analysis

Dev Clever, will acquire Phenix Education

synopsis: Dev Clever, a bespoke software development company in the UK, will acquire Phenix Education, a UK-based digital marketing agency focused on the education sector. Phenix Education helps schools to connect with parents, students and teachers in innovative ways. They offer services for school website design, video production, and app development.
buyer: Dev Clever (LSE:DEV:$0.58)
Dev Clever is a bespoke software development company in the UK. Dev Clever helps brands and retailers to redefine how they communicate with their existing and potential clients. Their engagement solutions include instant win promotions, augmented reality games, and virtual reality experiences. "
target: Phenix Education
Phenix Education is a UK-based digital marketing agency focused on the education sector. Phenix Education helps schools to connect with parents, students and teachers in innovative ways. They offer services for school website design, video production, app development and digital brochures.
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closed 3/29/2018 via GlobeNewswire

The Glimpse Group, acquired Early Adopter, LLC

synopsis: The Glimpse Group, Inc., a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups, has acquired Early Adopter, LLC, a boutique interactive agency that creates award-winning websites and branding strategies for companies in the fine art, education, and healthcare services sectors.
buyer: The Glimpse Group (VRAR:$2.98)
The Glimpse Group, Inc. is a holding company for a diversified portfolio of Virtual Reality ("VR") and Augmented Reality ("AR") start-ups. The Glimpse Group funds, cultivates, and manages business operations while providing a strong network of professional relationships. "
target: Early Adopter, LLC
Founded in 2008, Early Adopter, LLC is a boutique interactive agency that creates award-winning websites and branding strategies for companies in the fine art, education, and healthcare services sectors. Early Adopter also creates augmented reality projects for the education sector.
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closed 11/29/2021 via BNC Analysis

Revion Solutions, acquired College Inbound

synopsis: Cloud-based managed services company Revion Solutions Incorporated has purchased College Inbound, the WordPress-based content management company for community college websites. College Inbound is a fully-hosted website design & content management system built for community colleges.
buyer: Revion Solutions
Revion Solutions is a web & database cloud hosting company based in Livingston, NJ, USA. The company offers a complete suite of professional services including Managed Hosting, Oracle database, Oracle Apex hosting, HIPAA & PCI compliance, website hosting, design/development, and consulting. "
target: College Inbound
College Inbound is a fully-hosted website design & content management system built for community colleges. College Inbound is built on the world's most familiar content management system, WordPress.
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closed 10/6/2021 via Company Press Release

Carnegie Dartlet LLC, acquired mStoner

synopsis: Higher education marketing and enrollment strategy leader Carnegie Dartlet LLC (“Carnegie”) has acquired mStoner, one of the industry’s most trusted web design and technology companies. The acquisition demonstrates Carnegie’s commitment to delivering comprehensive and custom solutions for its university partners.
buyer parent: Heritage Capital, LLC
buyer: Carnegie Dartlet LLC
Carnegie (Carnegie Dartlet) is a higher education enrollment marketing and strategy leader that delivers custom marketing and communications solutions through integrated research, strategy, digital marketing, lead generation, Slate optimization, Student Search, and creative. "
target: mStoner
mStoner, Inc. is a web development and technology agency that builds elegant, creative, and effective web solutions for higher education. mStoner crafts powerful, tailored, human-centric online experiences to illuminate clients’ brands and allow institutions to tell the story only they can tell.
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closed 12/17/2020 via PR Web

PlatformQ Education, purchased Higher Ed Live from mStoner

synopsis: PlatformQ Education, the leading developer of online engagement software and strategies, has acquired the Higher Ed Live professional development network from mStoner. Higher Ed Live provides live, weekly content about admissions, advancement, marketing, student affairs, and communications to higher education professionals.
buyer parent: PlatformQ, LLC.
buyer: PlatformQ Education
PlatformQ Education helps colleges and universities virtualize their online engagement strategies. With its suite of products and managed services, PlatformQ Education enables institutions to meaningfully engage with students, parents, and counselors at every stage of the engagement process. "
seller: mStoner
Higher Ed Live is a professional development network that provides live, weekly content about admissions, advancement, marketing, student affairs, and communications to higher education professionals.
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Teall Investments, acquired Riddle & Bloom

synopsis: Teall Investments, a private equity company, has acquired Riddle & Bloom, an Ideas and Access agency that specializes in helping brands connect with the Next Generation consumer. Riddle & Bloom helps the world's leading brands understand and engage with high schoolers, college students, and young professionals.
buyer: Teall Investments
Teall Investments is a private equity company that invests in innovative, high growth potential lifestyle brands and services. The company's leadership has extensive experience in sports, media, marketing and entertainment. "
target: Riddle & Bloom
Riddle & Bloom is an Ideas and Access agency that specializes in helping brands connect with the Next Generation consumer. They help the world's leading brands understand and engage with the most puzzling, hardest-to-influence consumers: high schoolers, college students, and young professionals.
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closed 6/12/2013 via PR Web

StudentUniverse, acquired StudentUniverse Media and Marketing

synopsis: StudentUniverse has sold SUMM (StudentUniverse Media and Marketing), its media and marketing agency division, to its General Manager Paul Tedeschi. Paul Tedeschi is a veteran youth marketer, having worked in the field for over 25 years. The new firm will be known as The Campus Agency and will officially launch on July 1, 2013.
buyer: StudentUniverse
SUMM (StudentUniverse Media and Marketing) is a nontraditional media and marketing agency specializing in the student market. SUMM provides college marketing consulting, experiential marketing and digital media services. "
target parent: StudentUniverse
target: StudentUniverse Media and Marketing
SUMM (StudentUniverse Media and Marketing) is a nontraditional media and marketing agency specializing in the student market. SUMM provides college marketing consulting, experiential marketing and digital media services.
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closed 8/26/2020 via Company Press Release

PrestoSports Inc., acquired ScoreShots

synopsis: PrestoSports, the leading all-in-one sports technology platform in college athletics, announced the strategic acquisition of ScoreShots, the market leader in infographic and motion graphics for athletics. ScoreShots enables teams to create branded scroll-stopping social graphics in seconds.
buyer parent: Clubessential LLC
buyer: PrestoSports Inc.
PrestoSports, founded in 2002, is a leading provider of athletic content management software to colleges and conference offices. It markets solutions for website design and hosting, live stats, award management, merchandising, officiating and photo hosting. "
target: ScoreShots
ScoreShots is the market leader in infographic and motion graphics for athletics. ScoreShots, headquartered in Fayetteville, NC, has developed a powerful graphics engine that generates high-quality motion graphics and videos which can then be posted to a school’s social media channels and websites.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PE Hub

Clubessential LLC, acquired PrestoSports Inc.

synopsis: Clubessential, the leading provider of management solutions to the private club industry, has acquired PrestoSports Inc. PrestoSports is a leading provider of technology to colleges and conference offices used for designing, building and maintaining official athletic websites, sports statistics, sports camp management and live event broadcasting.
buyer parent: Battery Ventures
buyer: Clubessential LLC
Founded in 2002, Clubessential provides a full suite of membership and club management solutions to country, golf, city, yacht, and other private clubs. The Clubessential Suite consists of website, mobile apps, accounting, point-of- sale, CRM and reservations software solutions. "
target: PrestoSports Inc.
PrestoSports, founded in 2002, is a leading provider of athletic content management software to colleges and conference offices. It markets solutions for website design and hosting, live stats, award management, merchandising, officiating and photo hosting.
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closed 5/11/2019 via Company Press Release

Paciolan, SIDEARM Sports Inc., acquired NeuLion College

synopsis: SIDEARM Sports, a leader in collegiate athletic digital solutions, and Paciolan, a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions, has acquired NeuLion College. NeuLion provides web publishing, ticketing, donor management, mobile/OTT apps and HD video streaming technology solutions to College & University Athletic Departments.
buyer: Paciolan
buyer: SIDEARM Sports Inc.
Paciolan is a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions for sports and entertainment venues. SIDEARM Sports operates an online platform for athletic programs with customized web, social media, design, and mobile content services. "
target: NeuLion College
NeuLion College provides innovative and affordable technology solutions to College & University Athletic Departments. NeuLion College offers web publishing, ticketing, donor management, mobile/OTT apps and HD video streaming technology solutions.
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closed 7/14/2021 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired SchoolPointe, Inc.

synopsis: Finalsite, a global leader in school website and digital communications tools, and majority owned by Bridge Growth Partners, announced it has acquired SchoolPointe, a leading K-12 public school website and mobile app provider. Since 2002, SchoolPointe has been providing world class website and digital communications technology solutions.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite is the preferred website, communications, and marketing platform of 6,000+ schools and universities in 108 countries around the world. Finalsite's products and services transform how schools engage with community members, recruit students and staff, and fundraise. "
target: SchoolPointe, Inc.
Since 2002, SchoolPointe has been providing world class website and digital communications technology solutions to K-12 public schools across the U.S. Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, SchoolPointe’s mission is to empower schools through innovation.
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closed 7/11/2018 via PR Web

CivicPlus, acquired Virtual Towns & Schools

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

finalsite, acquired School Website

synopsis: Finalsite, the leading website provider and communications platform for the education industry, announced that it has acquired School Website, the largest SaaS-based CMS software provider to schools in the UK. Following the acquisition of School Website, Finalsite will serve over 2,500 schools in more than 70 countries.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite's online learning and communications platform facilitates the distribution of digital content across school communities and in classrooms via a proprietary, SaaS-based software suite accessed through desktops and mobile devices. "
target: School Website
Founded by Daniel Clarke in 2004, School Website is the UK’s leading provider of websites to education, with a portfolio of more than 450 independent schools and 600 primary and secondary schools, as well as the UK’s leading multi-academy trusts.
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closed 6/10/2014 via Market Watch

Diamond Municipal Solutions, acquired Dreamstalk Studios Inc.

synopsis: Diamond Municipal Solutions, a subsidiary of StarDyne Technologies Inc. announced that it has acquired Dreamstalk Studios Inc., a provider of content management and web site software and solutions to the K-12 market.
buyer parent: StarDyne Technologies Inc.
buyer: Diamond Municipal Solutions
Diamond Municipal Solutions is a gold certified Microsoft Dynamics partner focused on providing financial and revenue management software to the public sector. They help municipalities automate key business processes through the deployment of cost effective, integrated computing solutions. "
target: Dreamstalk Studios Inc.
Dreamstalk Studios has been providing K-12 educational services since 2005. Their flagship product, Breeze for Teachers, empowers even the least computer savvy teacher on staff to quickly and easily post news, events, homework assignments, sports teams, photos, videos and more.
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closed 9/2/2020 via Company Press Release

EducationDynamics, LLC, purchased Higher Education Vertical Assets from QuinStreet, Inc.

synopsis: EducationDynamics, a leader in higher education marketing and enrollment management services, announces has acquired the assets of QuinStreet’s higher education vertical, which includes its industry-leading network of digital publishers, and its deep portfolio of higher education related URLs.
buyer: EducationDynamics, LLC
EducationDynamics is the industry leader in helping colleges and universities find the highest quality student prospects to achieve their enrollments goals. EducationDynamics has earned a reputation for providing the resources and expertise required to meet today’s recruitment challenges. "
seller: QuinStreet, Inc. (QNST:$502.99)
QuinStreet’s higher education vertical includes its industry-leading network of digital publishers, and its deep portfolio of higher education related URLs.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 3/9/2018 via PE Hub

Legado Capital, Roynat Equity Partners, acquired Kivuto Solutions Inc.

synopsis: Legado Capital is pleased to announce the successful closing of the acquisition of Kivuto Solutions Inc., along with a group of investors, including the lead investor, Roynat Equity Partners. Kivuto Solutions Inc. is an Ottawa-based provider of academic software, e-texts and other digital resources.
buyer: Roynat Equity Partners
buyer: Legado Capital
Roynat Equity Partners facilitates growth in established mid-market private companies by providing patient capital, advice and contact networks to Canadian entrepreneurs. Legado Capital is an entrepreneurial investment firm focused on the acquisition of medium sized growing businesses. "
target: Kivuto Solutions Inc.
Kivuto Solutions Inc. was established to simplify the management and distribution of software in higher education. Today, the company’s award-winning platform powers OnTheHub, a network of custom school branded web stores that provides students with discounted academic software.
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closed 4/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Ex Libris Ltd., acquired oMbiel

synopsis: Ex Libris is pleased to announce that it has acquired oMbiel, a leading UK-based SaaS Platform provider of mobile and portal solutions for higher education. campusM, oMbiel’s flagship product, enables educational institutions to deliver services and information to prospective, enrolled, and graduating students, as well as other campus audiences.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries. "
target: oMbiel
oMbiel is a UK-based provider of mobile and portal solutions. campusM™, oMbiel’s flagship product, enables educational institutions to deliver services and information to prospective, enrolled, and graduating students, as well as other campus audiences, through a high-quality user experience.
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closed 1/30/2006 via Company Press Release

Arlington Capital Partners, acquired PlattForm Holdings, Inc.

synopsis: Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington, DC-based private equity firm, announced an investment in privately held PlattForm Holdings, Inc., in partnership with the company’s existing management team. With more than 350 employees, PlattForm is a leading enrollment solutions provider to the post-secondary education industry.
buyer: Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a private equity firm with over $450 million of committed capital. We are focused on management buyout and late stage expansion equity investment opportunities. Our target is middle-market companies with enterprise values typically between $50 million and $500 million. "
target: PlattForm Holdings, Inc.
PlattForm is a full-service marketing and advertising agency offering enrollment solutions for the education industry and the military. Since 1989, we have continued in our commitment to set the standard for excellence in these industries.
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closed 5/16/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Battery Ventures, acquired Stretch Internet

synopsis: CE Holdco, LLC, a portfolio company of Battery Ventures, a global technology-focused investment firm, has completed the acquisition of Stretch Internet LLC, the #1 streaming provider in the U.S. collegiate athletic space, catering to 40% of the 1,300+ four-year schools in the major athletics organizations (NCAA and NAIA).
buyer: Battery Ventures
Battery Ventures is a global technology-focused investment firm pursuing the most promising companies and ideas. Founded in 1983, the firm makes venture-capital and private-equity investments from its offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, London and Israel. "
target: Stretch Internet
Stretch Internet LLC, located in Gilbert, Arizona, is the #1 streaming provider in the U.S. collegiate athletic space, catering to 40% of the 1,300+ four-year schools in the major athletics organizations (NCAA and NAIA) and partnering with 32% of all collegiate conferences.
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closed 4/3/2019 via Company Press Release

CampusLogic, Inc., acquired Funderbolt

synopsis: CampusLogic, higher education’s leading student financial success platform, announced the acquisition of Funderbolt. Funderbolt is a leading software company focused on accelerating college student fundraising. With the guidance of their Campaign Consultants clients learn how to engage their personal networks for fundraising.
buyer: CampusLogic, Inc.
CampusLogic transforms the way higher education delivers student financial success with their integrated platform. CampusLogic’s innovative software removes financial barriers to improve student access, inform borrowing decisions, and increase student completion in higher education. "
target parent: Useed
target: Funderbolt
Funderbolt is a leading software company focused on accelerating college student fundraising. Their Campaign Consultants partner up with clients to turn teams into successful fundraisers, by showing clients how to engage their personal networks.
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