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closed 4/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

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

synopsis: EMS LINQ INC (LINQ), the premier K-12 technology company in the U.S., announced the acquisition of Specialized Data Systems, a company that provides cloud-based financial management solutions and services to school administrators.
buyer: EMS LINQ, Inc.
LINQ delivers a platform of fully-integrated solutions to help K-12 school districts manage their operations. LINQ’s platform includes solutions for finance & human resources, nutrition management, digital payments, school and district websites, custom forms including student registration, and more."
target: Specialized Data Systems, Inc
Specialized Data Systems provides cloud-based financial management solutions and services to school administrators. From accounts payable and bookkeeping to managing school employees, SDS adds valuable solutions that empower administrators to easily forecast and plan.
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closed 3/18/2021 via PR Newswire

Sylogist Ltd., acquired Wen-Gage

synopsis: Canada-based Sylogist Ltd. has acquired Municipal Accounting Systems, Inc. (MAS), a provider of student information management and accounting solutions to K-12 public school districts. MAS' Wen-GAGE platform includes advanced budgeting and accounting, comprehensive student information tracking, grading and scheduling, and lunchroom administration.
buyer: Sylogist Ltd. (TSXV:SYZ:$30.97)
Based in Canada, Sylogist is a software company that, through strategic acquisitions, investments, and operations management, provides comprehensive, mission-critical ERP and CRM solutions, including fund accounting, student information systems case management, grant management, payroll, and more. "
target: Wen-Gage
Municipal Accounting Systems is a provider of student information management and accounting solutions to K-12 public school districts. Its Wen-GAGE platform is a SaaS solution that includes advanced budgeting and accounting, student information tracking, grading and scheduling, and more.
price ($mm)
$30
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$6
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$3
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5.1x
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8.8x
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 8/16/2017 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 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

Frontline Education, acquired Accelify, LLC

synopsis: Frontline Education, a leading provider of school administration software for K-12, has acquired Accelify, a company that provides cutting-edge special education management systems designed to facilitate special education program operations and compliance and support accurate and timely Medicaid reimbursement for school districts.
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: Accelify, LLC
Accelify is a leading provider of special education management systems that are designed to help school districts strengthen special education operations and compliance and maximize Medicaid reimbursement.
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closed 4/19/2016 via BusinessWire

i3 Verticals, LLC, acquired Esber Cash Register

synopsis: i3 Verticals, a rapidly growing technology and payment processing company, acquired Esber Cash Register (ECR). ECR provides school systems in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania with a cost-effective method to host an online payment program through a secure web-based system which simplifies payment, collection and balancing of funds for school districts.
buyer: i3 Verticals, LLC (IIIV:$152.34)
i3 Verticals, LLC is a technology-centric payment company focused on providing solutions to its clients throughout the U.S. These solutions will help clients improve their operating efficiencies, enhance revenues, and streamline their payment processing functions. "
target: Esber Cash Register
Esber Cash Register provides school systems in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania with a cost-effective method to host an online payment program through a secure web-based system, which simplifies payment, collection and balancing of funds for school districts.
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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 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

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

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

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired InfoSnap, Inc.

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

Blackbaud, Inc., acquired WhippleHill Communications

synopsis: Blackbaud, a leading provider of nonprofit software and services, announced the acquisition of WhippleHill Communications, Inc., a New Hampshire-based software company that exclusively serves K12 private schools through its innovative, cloud-based solutions.
buyer: Blackbaud, Inc. (BLKB:$807.42)
Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. "
target: WhippleHill Communications
WhippleHill provides cloud-based solutions to private schools. They streamline communications, enhance learning, connect people, manage enrollment, and increase efficiency so schools can focus on what really matters – student living and learning.
price ($mm)
$35
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closed 10/14/2011 via BusinessWire

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

synopsis: Tyler Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions, announced that it has acquired Windsor Management Group, L.L.C., which provides an integrated suite of financial and human capital management solutions to the K-12 education market through its flagship product, Infinite Visions® enterprise software.
buyer: Tyler Technologies, Inc. (TYL:$1,134.92)
Tyler Technologies is a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments. Tyler partners with clients to enable the public sector–cities, counties, schools and other government entities–to become more efficient, more accessible, and more responsive. "
target: Windsor Management Group, LLC
Windsor Management Group, LLC provides an integrated suite of financial and human capital management solutions to the K-12 education market through its flagship product, Infinite Visions® enterprise software and iVisions™ Web Portal.
price ($mm)[EV]
$24 [$16]
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$12
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1.4x
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closed 6/17/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Frontline Education, acquired Hayes Software Systems

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

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired iSAMS Independent Ltd

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

Global Payments, Inc., acquired Sentral Pty Ltd

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

PennSpring Capital, acquired Professional Systems Software & Technology

synopsis: Professional Systems Software & Technology (PSST), a national software firm that provides data integration solutions for school districts and municipalities, announced that it has been acquired by PennSpring Capital (PennSpring). PennSpring is a leading lower middle market private equity firm.
buyer: PennSpring Capital
PennSpring Capital unlocks liquidity, empowers growth and elevates executive careers. Based in Pennsylvania, PennSpring is a people-forward private equity investment firm focused on lower middle market opportunities, investing in dynamic firms and helping evolve them to institutional scale. "
target: Professional Systems Software & Technology
Professional Systems Software & Technology (PSST) provides database integration solutions that help school systems, municipalities and businesses increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their human resources, finance and payroll functions.
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closed 11/30/2017 via PE Hub

Togetherwork, acquired CommunityPass

synopsis: Togetherwork, the emerging leader in Group Management Software and Payments, announced the acquisition of Capturepoint, a leader in software for Recreation Management. Capturepoint is the developer of CommunityPass, a comprehensive, cloud-based registration management solution for recreation and schools.
buyer parent: Aquiline Capital Partners
buyer: Togetherwork
Togetherwork is the emerging leader in software and payments for groups and organizations of all kinds, helping them grow, become more efficient, increase revenues, and provide excellent service to their members and constituents. "
target: CommunityPass
Capturepoint is the developer of CommunityPass, which provides recreation departments and school districts with a highly customizable platform for managing registrations, reservations and payments.
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closed 10/23/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Serenic Software, acquired K12 Enterprise

synopsis: Sylogist Ltd., a provider of enterprise information management solutions, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Serenic Software Inc., has acquired the assets of K12 Enterprise (K12E) and Sunpac Systems (Sunpac), both providers of ERP solutions to the kindergarten to grade 12 local education authorities marketplace in the United States.
buyer parent: Sylogist Ltd.
buyer: Serenic Software (US:SENCF:$0.00)
Serenic Software is an industry-leading publisher of mission-critical software products that satisfy the unique and sophisticated functionality requirements of nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and public sector agencies. "
target parent: Jitasa
target: K12 Enterprise
K12 Enterprise offers a complete, scalable SaaS financial/HR/Analytics solution built on their proven Navigator ERP with Microsoft Dynamics at its core. Sunpac, a legacy solution provider, is the largest supplier of large, local education authority solutions in North Carolina.
price ($mm)
$3.52
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
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1.2x
EV / EBITDA
2.2x
closed 2/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Transition Capital Partners, acquired Hayes Software Systems

synopsis: Transition Capital Partners (“TCP”), a Dallas-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hayes Software Systems (“Hayes”). Hayes is the leader in inventory control SaaS software and services for the K-12 education market, providing solutions designed to assist school districts in effectively managing their inventories.
buyer: Transition Capital Partners
Transition Capital Partners (“TCP”) is a Dallas, TX based, family office funded, private investment firm. Founded in 1993, TCP has successfully invested in over 40 lower middle market companies spanning a diverse array of industries. "
target: Hayes Software Systems
Hayes Software Systems specializes in providing industry leading solutions focused on school asset management and textbook inventory management. The results are increased efficiencies, time and cost savings, and powerful reporting.
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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
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closed 5/24/2016 via BusinessWire

PeopleAdmin, Inc., acquired TeacherMatch

synopsis: PeopleAdmin, the leader in talent management software for education, announced that it has acquired TeacherMatch. The company provides cloud-based recruitment, screening, professional development, and workforce planning solutions for K-12 school districts, and offers the only data-driven, research-based and analytically teacher assessment tool.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government. Its software enables clients to streamline the hiring process, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions and employee performance. "
target parent: Prairie Capital
target: TeacherMatch
TeacherMatch provides cloud-based recruitment, screening, professional development, and workforce planning solutions for K-12 school districts, and offers the only data-driven, research-based and analytically predictive teacher assessment tool, called the Educators Professional Inventory (EPI)®.
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closed 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 4/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

EMS LINQ, Inc., acquired Script, LLC

synopsis: EMS LINQ INC (LINQ), the premier K-12 technology company in the U.S., announced the acquisition of Script, a company that delivers on the industry’s most innovative approach to school workflow automation and digital forms.
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 parent: Public Consulting Group, Inc.
target: Script, LLC
Script enables school administrators and technology directors with solutions to effectively register students, build configurable workflows that drive efficiency, and easily collect parent signatures to standardize processes that save districts time and money.
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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 11/10/2020 via GlobeNewswire

EMS LINQ, Inc., acquired TITAN School Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: LINQ, a K-12 school management software provider, acquired Titan School Solutions (TITAN), a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) school nutrition management provider and industry leader in school nutrition management solutions. The acquisition lets LINQ deliver innovative software solutions to K-12 school districts that they need.
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 parent: Anderee Berengian
target: TITAN School Solutions, Inc.
Titan is the school nutrition industry’s fastest growing software as a service (SaaS) provider, assisting schools across the U.S. and internationally with the only 100% cloud-based resources on the market for management and operations.
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$75
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closed 9/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

EMS LINQ, Inc., acquired Colyar Technology Solutions

synopsis: EMS LINQ INC, an integrated administrative software solution for K-12 schools and districts, has acquired Colyar Technology Solutions, a school nutrition management software provider. The partnership brings together industry leading solutions that empower schools and state agencies to streamline the management of their child nutrition programs.
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: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Colyar Technology Solutions
Colyar Technology Solutions is a full-service consulting firm that specializes in the design, development, and implementation of Child Nutrition, Food Distribution, and Compliance management software.
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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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closed 4/21/2021 via GlobeNewswire

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

synopsis: EMS LINQ INC (LINQ), the premier K-12 technology company in the U.S., announced the acquisition of Specialized Data Systems, a company that provides cloud-based financial management solutions and services to school administrators.
buyer: EMS LINQ, Inc.
LINQ delivers a platform of fully-integrated solutions to help K-12 school districts manage their operations. LINQ’s platform includes solutions for finance & human resources, nutrition management, digital payments, school and district websites, custom forms including student registration, and more."
target: Specialized Data Systems, Inc
Specialized Data Systems provides cloud-based financial management solutions and services to school administrators. From accounts payable and bookkeeping to managing school employees, SDS adds valuable solutions that empower administrators to easily forecast and plan.
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closed 3/18/2021 via PR Newswire

Sylogist Ltd., acquired Wen-Gage

synopsis: Canada-based Sylogist Ltd. has acquired Municipal Accounting Systems, Inc. (MAS), a provider of student information management and accounting solutions to K-12 public school districts. MAS' Wen-GAGE platform includes advanced budgeting and accounting, comprehensive student information tracking, grading and scheduling, and lunchroom administration.
buyer: Sylogist Ltd. (TSXV:SYZ:$30.97)
Based in Canada, Sylogist is a software company that, through strategic acquisitions, investments, and operations management, provides comprehensive, mission-critical ERP and CRM solutions, including fund accounting, student information systems case management, grant management, payroll, and more. "
target: Wen-Gage
Municipal Accounting Systems is a provider of student information management and accounting solutions to K-12 public school districts. Its Wen-GAGE platform is a SaaS solution that includes advanced budgeting and accounting, student information tracking, grading and scheduling, and more.
price ($mm)
$30
rev ($mm)
$6
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
5.1x
EV / EBITDA
8.8x
closed 3/11/2021 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired SchoolAdmin

synopsis: Finalsite, a global leader in digital communications, website development, and online marketing for private and public schools, has acquired SchoolAdmin, a leading K-12 Enrollment Management System and developer of proprietary tools designed to help schools seamlessly manage admissions, enrollment, and tuition billing processes.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite is the preferred website, communications, and marketing platform of 6,000+ schools and universities in 108 countries around the world. Finalsite's products and services transform how schools engage with community members, recruit students and staff, and fundraise. "
target parent: Quad Partners
target: SchoolAdmin
SchoolAdmin’s enrollment management platform includes a robust suite of integrated admissions, enrollment, retention, and billing tools custom-built for private and independent schools. Their software helps schools build stronger relationships and more successful enrollment management strategies.
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closed 4/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Transaction Services Group, acquired PerfectMind Inc.

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

EMS LINQ, Inc., acquired SchoolFinance

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

Quad Partners, will acquire SchoolAdmin

synopsis: SchoolAdmin, a leading provider of admissions and enrollment software for K-12 schools, announced that Quad Partners, a private equity firm, has agreed to acquire a majority stake in SchoolAdmin.
buyer: Quad Partners
Quad Partners is a private equity firm committed to creating long-term value by investing in and building high-quality education companies. Founded in 2000 by Lincoln Frank and Daniel Neuwirth, Quad has managed approximately $800 million over its history. "
target: SchoolAdmin
Founded in 2009, SchoolAdmin set out to develop solutions to enable and empower K-12 admissions teams worldwide. They offer software modules and services that help schools manage their recruitment, admissions, enrollment and tuition billing processes with configurable, easy-to-use technology.
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closed 7/25/2018 via BNC Analysis

PennSpring Capital, acquired Professional Systems Software & Technology

synopsis: Professional Systems Software & Technology (PSST), a national software firm that provides data integration solutions for school districts and municipalities, announced that it has been acquired by PennSpring Capital (PennSpring). PennSpring is a leading lower middle market private equity firm.
buyer: PennSpring Capital
PennSpring Capital unlocks liquidity, empowers growth and elevates executive careers. Based in Pennsylvania, PennSpring is a people-forward private equity investment firm focused on lower middle market opportunities, investing in dynamic firms and helping evolve them to institutional scale. "
target: Professional Systems Software & Technology
Professional Systems Software & Technology (PSST) provides database integration solutions that help school systems, municipalities and businesses increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their human resources, finance and payroll functions.
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closed 10/23/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Serenic Software, acquired K12 Enterprise

synopsis: Sylogist Ltd., a provider of enterprise information management solutions, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Serenic Software Inc., has acquired the assets of K12 Enterprise (K12E) and Sunpac Systems (Sunpac), both providers of ERP solutions to the kindergarten to grade 12 local education authorities marketplace in the United States.
buyer parent: Sylogist Ltd.
buyer: Serenic Software (US:SENCF:$0.00)
Serenic Software is an industry-leading publisher of mission-critical software products that satisfy the unique and sophisticated functionality requirements of nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and public sector agencies. "
target parent: Jitasa
target: K12 Enterprise
K12 Enterprise offers a complete, scalable SaaS financial/HR/Analytics solution built on their proven Navigator ERP with Microsoft Dynamics at its core. Sunpac, a legacy solution provider, is the largest supplier of large, local education authority solutions in North Carolina.
price ($mm)
$3.52
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
2.2x
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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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
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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 5/24/2016 via BusinessWire

PeopleAdmin, Inc., acquired TeacherMatch

synopsis: PeopleAdmin, the leader in talent management software for education, announced that it has acquired TeacherMatch. The company provides cloud-based recruitment, screening, professional development, and workforce planning solutions for K-12 school districts, and offers the only data-driven, research-based and analytically teacher assessment tool.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government. Its software enables clients to streamline the hiring process, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions and employee performance. "
target parent: Prairie Capital
target: TeacherMatch
TeacherMatch provides cloud-based recruitment, screening, professional development, and workforce planning solutions for K-12 school districts, and offers the only data-driven, research-based and analytically predictive teacher assessment tool, called the Educators Professional Inventory (EPI)®.
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closed 8/20/2015 via Company Press Release

PeopleAdmin, Inc., acquired SearchSoft Solutions Inc.

synopsis: PeopleAdmin Inc., the leader in talent management for K-12, higher education and government, announced it has acquired SearchSoft Solutions Inc., a company that designs and develops recruitment, selection, hiring, and retention software solutions for district schools.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PeopleAdmin, Inc.
PeopleAdmin is the leading provider of cloud-based talent management solutions for education and government. Its software enables clients to streamline the hiring process, onboard new employees, efficiently manage positions and employee performance, and more. "
target: SearchSoft Solutions Inc.
SearchSoft Solutions, Inc. designs and develops recruitment, selection, hiring, and retention software solutions for district schools. They are based in Indianapolis, IN.
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closed 8/4/2014 via Company Press Release

Frontline Technologies Group LLC, acquired Aspex Solutions

synopsis: Frontline Technologies, a provider of web-based tools for the K-12 education market announced that it acquired Aspex Solutions, the provider of AppliTrack talent management suite. AppliTrack is a suite of tools used to manage and automate each process related to the employment lifecycle of education professionals from recruit and hire to retire.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies provides web-based solutions for the K-12 education industry, primarily focusing on human capital management. Frontline first entered the K-12 market in 1998 with Aesop, the first automated substitute placement and absence management system to offer both the phone and web. "
target: Aspex Solutions
Aspex Solutions strives to be a leader in software-as-a-service systems for school districts, park districts, municipalities and corporations. All of their systems are web-based and come with lifetime service agreements.
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closed 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 12/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

TES Global, acquired Edval Timetables

synopsis: Tes Global, the digital education business, has acquired Edval, a leading provider of school timetabling software. Edval's tools make the whole process less time consuming and more efficient for schools. The acquisition of Edval will expand the portfolio of software enabled services that Tes provides to schools.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: TES Global
UK-based TES Global is a leader in using digital technology to make life easier for schools and teachers. The services offered through Tes.com play a critical role helping teachers deal with the challenges of providing high quality education to millions of children across the globe. "
target: Edval Timetables
Edval Education Pty Ltd is a leading provider of school timetabling software. Their tools make the whole process less time consuming and more efficient for schools. Using Edval can help schools save money and improve staff retention through smarter scheduling.
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closed 6/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

RM plc, acquired SoNET Systems Pty Ltd

synopsis: RM plc, a leadingn supplier of IT software and services to the UK and international education markets, has acquired SoNET Systems, an Australian company that provides SaaS and mobile solutions for education and community services sectors.
buyer: RM plc (GB:RM.:$277.37)
RM is a UK company, focused on supporting teachers to teach and learners to learn. It provides innovative products from classroom resources, through school technologies to systems for marking exams and delivering school performance data. "
target: SoNET Systems Pty Ltd
Headquartered in Australia, SoNet provides SaaS and mobile solutions for education and community services sectors. Their national and international clients are provided with complete software services – design, development, hosting, support and maintenance.
price ($mm)
$9.30
rev ($mm)
$4
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/12/2019 via PR Newswire

Hoonuit, acquired DecisionInsite

synopsis: Hoonuit, the leading provider of data management, analytics, and professional learning solutions in education, announced the acquisition of DecisionInsite, a provider of enrollment analytics and geographic information system (GIS) technology.
buyer parent: Renovus Capital
buyer: Hoonuit
Hoonuit provides educators with the tools needed to take informed, impactful action. Through solutions that provide intuitive analytics and personalized professional development, Hoonuit fuels teacher, staff and student success. "
target: DecisionInsite
DecisionInsite is a provider of enrollment analytics and geographic information system technology. They provide school district leaders professional expertise, aiming them with proper tools for addressesing enrollment challenges.
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announced 5/23/2018 via BNC Analysis

Frontline Education, will acquire Prologic Technology Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Frontline Education, a provider of a K-12 administrative software suite, will acquire Prologic Technology Systems, a payroll and benefits platform. Prologic solutions are designed to meet reporting requirements for school districts. Prologic's TEAMS offering helps enable more efficient and cost-effective management of a school district's systems.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Frontline Education
Bringing together the best education software solutions into one platform, Frontline makes it possible to efficiently manage the administrative needs of the education community, including their hiring, time management, professional growth, special education and employee records management. "
target: Prologic Technology Systems, Inc.
Prologic is a payroll and benefits software platform. Prologic solutions are designed to reduce cost, increase efficiency, and meet reporting requirements for school districts. Prologic's TEAMS offering helps enable more efficient and cost-effective management of a school district's systems.
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closed 9/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Thoma Bravo, LLC, acquired Frontline Education

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