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closed 5/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

FiscalNote Inc., acquired Fireside21

synopsis: FiscalNote, a Washington, D.C.-based technology provider of global policy and market intelligence, acquired Fireside to further expand its capabilities and global presence. Fireside is a Washington, DC-based provider of SaaS constituent management workflow tools leveraged by the US Congress.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
Led by founder and CEO Tim Hwang, FiscalNote is an information services company focused on global policy and market intelligence, which combines AI technology, expert analysis, and legislative, regulatory, and geopolitical data. "
target: Fireside21
Fireside is a Washington, DC-based provider of SaaS constituent management workflow tools leveraged by the US Congress. Their flagship constituent relationship management platform (CRM) amplifies constituent voices by emphasizing efficiency.
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closed 1/18/2017 via PR Newswire

Marlowe Companies Incorporated, acquired Gravis Marketing

synopsis: Anthony Marlowe via Marlowe Companies Inc. (MCI), the parent company to Mass Markets, the BPO call center, teleservices firm and Anything-as-a-Service (XaaS) provider, announced that it has acquired 100% of Gravis Marketing's telemarketing application and software suites, one of the top political telemarketing software developer in North America.
buyer parent: Iowa City Capital Partners, LC
buyer: Marlowe Companies Incorporated
On October 1st, 2015, Iowa City Capital Partners formed Marlowe Companies Incorporated. It is a holding company owned by Anthony Marlowe. Marlowe was the co-founder of call center industry BPO company, TMone. He was recognized by Inc. Magazine in 2007 as one of the 25 youngest CEOs in America. "
target: Gravis Marketing
Gravis Marketing is a top political telemarketing software developer in North America. They offer application and software suites that include hosted predictive dialer, interactive voice response (IVR), native software, (SaaS), automated market research software, etc.
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closed 4/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Granicus, Inc., acquired Firmstep

synopsis: Granicus, the leading provider of cloud-based software solutions and digital engagement services for the public sector, announced that it has acquired Firmstep, a London-based global leader specializing in government service transformation.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Granicus, Inc.
Granicus connects governments with the people they serve by providing the first and only civic engagement platform for the public sector. Over 4,200 federal, state and local government agencies and more than 185 million citizen subscribers power an unmatched network. "
target: Firmstep
The Firmstep platform is one of the most widely used Customer Service solutions within the Public Sector. Firmstep has been implemented at over a third of UK local authorities to drive channel shift, create dramatic savings and provide excellent customer service.
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closed 10/20/2017 via PR Newswire

OpenGov, acquired Peak Democracy

synopsis: OpenGov, the leader in government budgeting, operational performance, and citizen engagement solutions, has acquired Peak Democracy, a nonpartisan company that provides the cloud-based online citizen engagement platform Open Town Hall. Open Town Hall's civic engagement software provides government agencies with online pubilc comment forums.
buyer: OpenGov
OpenGov is powering more effective and accountable governments with government performance solutions: easy-to-use cloud software for better budgeting, improved reporting and operational intelligence, and comprehensive transparency and open data. "
target: Peak Democracy
Peak Democracy provides Open Town Hall - a cloud-based online citizen engagement platform that increases participation and builds public trust in government. Their civic engagement software provides government agencies with online pubilc comment forums that are civil, legal and insightful.
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closed 8/17/2017 via BusinessWire

CityBase, acquired Department of Better Technology

synopsis: CityBase, a technology provider that makes governments and utilities more accessible to people and businesses, announced that it has acquired Department of Better Technology, an Oakland-based technology company that helps government streamline the decisions behind their online forms.
buyer: CityBase
CityBase gives people and businesses an intuitive way to interact online and in person with government agencies and utilities. CityBase’s technology dramatically improves constituent services through payment solutions, digital services and API development for cities, states and utilities. "
target: Department of Better Technology
The Department of Better Technology helps governments deliver great software to the people they serve. Screendoor, its flagship product, let teams streamline the decisions behind their online forms. Its customers include cities, states and federal agencies.
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closed 5/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Tyler Technologies, Inc., acquired Modria

synopsis: Tyler Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments, announced it has acquired Modria, a company specializing in online dispute resolution (ODR) for government and commercial entities.
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 empower the public sector to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of citizens. "
target: Modria
Modria provides the leading software-as-a-service platform for online dispute resolution. Securely hosted in the cloud by Modria, the platform allows customers to link together negotiation, mediation and arbitration modules to configure support for their specific dispute resolution processes.
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announced 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Sino Hua-An International Bhd, will acquire TouchPoint International Sdn Bhd

synopsis: Sino Hua-An International Bhd, a metallurgical coke manufacturer in Malaysia, will acquire TouchPoint International, Malaysia's leading smart city platform provider. TouchPoint offers a mobile app loyalty and community engagement platform designed to help brand owners, retail chains and organizations engage customers and community members.
buyer: Sino Hua-An International Bhd (KLSE:HUAAN:$181.02)
Sino Hua-An International Bhd (Hua-An Group) is a metallurgical coke manufacturer in Malaysia. Hua-An Group is primarily engaged in the production and sale of metallurgical coke and its by-products, including coal gas, tar, crude benzene, and ammonia sulfate. "
target: TouchPoint International Sdn Bhd
TouchPoint International is Malaysia's leading smart city platform provider. TouchPoint International offers a mobile app loyalty and community engagement platform designed to help brand owners, retail chains and organizations reach out to and engage customers and community members.
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announced 1/28/2021 via BusinessWire

Social Solutions Global Inc., will acquire Athena Software

synopsis: Social Solutions Global, the leading provider of cloud software for non-profit and public sector social good organizations, will acquire Athena Software, a provider of SaaS case management and client information management solutions for health and social service agencies. Athena offers solutions for client engagement, billing, reporting and more.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Social Solutions Global Inc.
Social Solutions is the leading provider of cloud software for nonprofit and public sector social service organizations. Social Solutions offers performance management and case management solutions that allow customers to measure the impact of their work on program participants. "
target: Athena Software
Athena Software is a leading provider of SaaS case management and client information management solutions and services for health and social service agencies. Athena's Penelope platform features solutions for client engagement, billing, reporting, documentation, and more.
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closed 10/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Accela, Inc., acquired Government Outreach, Inc

synopsis: Accela, the leading provider of civic engagement solutions for government, announced that it has acquired Government Outreach, a Pleasanton, California-based provider of citizen relationship management (CRM) and Code Enforcement solutions to cities and counties across the United States.
buyer: Accela, Inc.
Accela provides the leading civic engagement platform, powering thousands of services and millions of transactions daily for large and small public agencies worldwide. They connect government to people and accelerate and streamline land management, and public health and safety processes. "
target: Government Outreach, Inc
Government Outreach is a Pleasanton, California-based provider of citizen relationship management (CRM) and Code Enforcement solutions to cities and counties across the United States.
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closed 6/17/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Granicus, Inc., acquired Bang the Table

synopsis: Granicus, the leading provider of cloud-based civic engagement technologies and services for the public sector, has acquired Bang the Table and OpenCities. Headquartered in Carlton, Australia, Bang the Table is the company behind EngagementHQ, an all-in-one digital community engagement platform.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Granicus, Inc.
Granicus is a leading provider of cloud-based citizen engagement technologies and services. With cloud-based solutions for communications, government website design, online service delivery, records management, and more, Granicus empowers stronger relationships between government and citizens. "
target: Bang the Table
Based in Australia, Bang the Table helps public leaders forge constructive relationships with their residents and stakeholders. Its online engagement platform, EngagementHQ, empowers over 17 million people with an easy and secure way to participate and inform key decision making.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Neighborland, acquired IdeaMapr

synopsis: Neighborland is acquiring IdeaMapr, an online civic engagement platform funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. IdeaMapr is a simple tool to help local governments collaborate with their communities on civic decisions. IdeaMapr combines different methods of gathering feedback, such as surveys or maps or budgeting scenarios.
buyer: Neighborland
Neighborland is a communications platform (SaaS) that empowers civic organizations to collaborate with their stakeholders in an accessible, participatory, and equitable way. "
target: IdeaMapr
IdeaMapr is a simple tool to help local governments collaborate with their communities on civic decisions. IdeaMapr combines different methods of gathering feedback, such as surveys or maps or budgeting scenarios.
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closed 5/18/2015 via BusinessWire

Accela, Inc., acquired PublicStuff

synopsis: Accela, the leading provider of cloud-based civic engagement solutions for government, announced it has acquired PublicStuff, based in New York City. PublicStuff offers local governments white-labeled citizen engagement apps and websites to extend access to city services, while integrating within government agency workflow.
buyer: Accela, Inc.
Accela, Inc. provides civic engagement solutions for government. Accela's Civic Platform, which includes open APIs and mobile apps, enables and improves core processes for city, county, state and federal governments. "
target: PublicStuff
PublicStuff is a civic engagement platform that helps residents and local governments connect to improve their communities. Residents can submit, track and view nearby service requests online, through the smartphone app, via SMS or traditional phone calls.
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closed 6/17/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Granicus, Inc., acquired OpenCities

synopsis: Granicus, a provider of cloud-based civic engagement technologies and services for the public sector, has acquired Bang the Table and OpenCities. Based in Australia, OpenCities is the public sector’s leading digital customer journey platform that helps local governments transform their websites, digital forms, and service delivery experiences.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Granicus, Inc.
Granicus is a leading provider of cloud-based citizen engagement technologies and services. With cloud-based solutions for communications, government website design, online service delivery, records management, and more, Granicus empowers stronger relationships between government and citizens. "
target: OpenCities
Based in Australia, OpenCities provides the website, portal, and forms functionality modern governments need to digitize each step of their customer journey. With a code-free, drag & drop approach, OpenCities enables governments of every size to create a world class digital experience.
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closed 6/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

RM plc, acquired SoNET Systems Pty Ltd

synopsis: RM plc, a leadingn supplier of IT software and services to the UK and international education markets, has acquired SoNET Systems, an Australian company that provides SaaS and mobile solutions for education and community services sectors.
buyer: RM plc (GB:RM.:$277.37)
RM is a UK company, focused on supporting teachers to teach and learners to learn. It provides innovative products from classroom resources, through school technologies to systems for marking exams and delivering school performance data. "
target: SoNET Systems Pty Ltd
Headquartered in Australia, SoNet provides SaaS and mobile solutions for education and community services sectors. Their national and international clients are provided with complete software services – design, development, hosting, support and maintenance.
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closed 8/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Civica Pty Limited, acquired Carelink

synopsis: The Civica Group, a market leader in business-critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services, has announced that Civica Pty Ltd has acquired Carelink. Carelink is an Australian software company that offers a fully integrated enterprise client management system for community services.
buyer parent: Partners Group Holding AG
buyer: Civica Pty Limited
Civica Pty Limited is part of the Civica Group, a market leader in specialist systems and business process services. The Group applies software, managed services and digital solutions to help customers streamline their activities. Civica Pty Limited operates in Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Carelink
Carelink is an Australian software company that offers a fully integrated enterprise client management system for community services. Their cloud-based solution features intake & referral management, forms management, case management, financial management, rostering, award interpretation, and more.
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closed 1/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Higher Logic, acquired Socious

synopsis: Higher Logic, the leader in cloud-based community platforms, announced it has acquired Socious, a community software company focused on serving the non-profit and B2B enterprise markets. Socious's MemberCloud platform manages millions of members for many of the world's top associations and companies.
buyer: Higher Logic
Higher Logic is an industry leader in cloud-based community platforms. Organizations worldwide use Higher Logic to bring like-minded people all together by giving their community a home where they can meet, share ideas, answer questions and stay connected. "
target: Socious
Socious offers software and services to help associations and user communities take a members-first approach to growing and engaging their membership. Socious provides a full range of professional services to help organizations manage their membership, grow their community, and plan events.
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closed 7/9/2014 via BusinessWire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Social Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Frontier Capital is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Social Solutions, the leading provider of SaaS performance management software for human and social services, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in San Francisco, Chicago and Austin, currently invests approximately $11.5 billion in cumulative capital commitments in dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams. "
target parent: Frontier Capital
target: Social Solutions, Inc.
Social Solutions' ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) performance management software, tailored to the unique mission of each nonprofit, gives organizations a clear picture of which efforts are having the greatest impact on the social issues they strive to address.
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closed 3/4/2021 via BusinessWire

Zencity, acquired Elucd

synopsis: Zencity, a community insights and analytics platform in Israel, has acquired Elucd, a data analytics and community polling company. Elucd powers engagement between cities and the people who live in them. Their survey technology provides city leaders with real-time insights into people’s opinions, enabling them to make better decisions.
buyer: Zencity
Zencity is a community insights and analytics platform in Israel. Zencity provides actionable data to local government leaders about their residents’ needs and priorities. The platform provides insights from anonymized and aggregated data points alongside community-based polling. "
target: Elucd
Elucd is a data analytics and community polling company. Elucd powers engagement between cities and the people who live in them. Their survey technology provides city leaders with real-time insights into people’s opinions, enabling them to make better decisions and improve their cities.
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closed 8/16/2007 via BusinessWire

The Active Network, Inc., acquired InfoSpherix Incorporated

synopsis: The Active Network, Inc., a leading provider of application services technology and marketing solutions for community service and participatory sports organizations, has finalized its acquisition of InfoSpherix, Inc., a subsidiary of Spherix Incorporated.
buyer: The Active Network, Inc. (ACTV:$441.26)
The Active Network, Inc., provides application services technology and marketing access to community service organizations, and is a leading online community for active lifestyles. The company's solutions help organizations improve customer service capabilities and increase revenues. "
target parent: Spherix Incorporated
target: InfoSpherix Incorporated
InfoSpherix designs, hosts, and operates real-time business and contact center solutions for government agencies, with a major focus on public park agencies. InfoSpherix is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spherix Incorporated, based in Beltsville, Maryland.
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closed 11/7/2008 via PR Newswire

Aristotle International, Inc., acquired CompleteCampaigns.com

synopsis: Aristotle International, an industry leader and pioneer in political technology solutions, announced its acquisition of California-based CompleteCampaigns.com, which provides web-based campaign management tools to political clients.
buyer: Aristotle International, Inc.
Aristotle International, Inc. operates as a political campaign technology company and develops specialized software and databases for elected officials. "
target: CompleteCampaigns.com
CompleteCampaigns.com provides web-based services to help campaigns effectively track supporters, voters, fundraising, and volunteers. CompleteCampaigns.com is available to its clients from any computer with internet access.
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closed 5/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

FiscalNote Inc., acquired Fireside21

synopsis: FiscalNote, a Washington, D.C.-based technology provider of global policy and market intelligence, acquired Fireside to further expand its capabilities and global presence. Fireside is a Washington, DC-based provider of SaaS constituent management workflow tools leveraged by the US Congress.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
Led by founder and CEO Tim Hwang, FiscalNote is an information services company focused on global policy and market intelligence, which combines AI technology, expert analysis, and legislative, regulatory, and geopolitical data. "
target: Fireside21
Fireside is a Washington, DC-based provider of SaaS constituent management workflow tools leveraged by the US Congress. Their flagship constituent relationship management platform (CRM) amplifies constituent voices by emphasizing efficiency.
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closed 5/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

FiscalNote Inc., acquired Fireside21

synopsis: FiscalNote, a Washington, D.C.-based technology provider of global policy and market intelligence, acquired Fireside to further expand its capabilities and global presence. Fireside is a Washington, DC-based provider of SaaS constituent management workflow tools leveraged by the US Congress.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
Led by founder and CEO Tim Hwang, FiscalNote is an information services company focused on global policy and market intelligence, which combines AI technology, expert analysis, and legislative, regulatory, and geopolitical data. "
target: Fireside21
Fireside is a Washington, DC-based provider of SaaS constituent management workflow tools leveraged by the US Congress. Their flagship constituent relationship management platform (CRM) amplifies constituent voices by emphasizing efficiency.
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closed 5/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

FiscalNote Inc., acquired TimeBase Pty Ltd

synopsis: FiscalNote, a Washington, D.C.-based technology provider of global policy and market intelligence, acquired TimeBase, an Australia-based company that provides legislative research and tracking tools that help organizations understand and keep up to date with Australian legislation.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
Led by founder and CEO Tim Hwang, FiscalNote is an information services company focused on global policy and market intelligence, which combines AI technology, expert analysis, and legislative, regulatory, and geopolitical data. "
target: TimeBase Pty Ltd
TimeBase is an Australia-based company that provides legislative research and tracking tools that help organizations understand and keep up to date with Australian legislation.
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closed 1/6/2021 via GlobeNewswire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired FactSquared, Inc.

synopsis: FiscalNote, a global technology company that provides software and political intelligence around legislative and regulatory risk, has acquired FactSquared, an AI-enabled transcription and alternative data firm. The acquisition of Factsquared further strengthens FiscalNote's robust set of products and services.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
FiscalNote is a global technology company focused on delivering timely and relevant political and regulatory intelligence. More than 4,000 clients worldwide rely on FiscalNote for legislative and regulatory data, policy news & analysis, stakeholder management, collaboration and advocacy tools. "
target: FactSquared, Inc.
FactSquared is an alternative data company specializing in analyzing and transcribing public figures by building neural profiles based on everything an individual has said and how they said it. FactSquared's proprietary algorithms allow its customers to analyze what someone says like any other data.
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closed 8/20/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired CQ Roll Call

synopsis: FiscalNote, a technology innovator at the intersection of global business and government that provides advanced, data-driven Issues Management solutions, announced it has acquired CQ Roll Call from The Economist Group. CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
FiscalNote Inc. provides a cloud-based government risk management platform for managing government impact and public issues. They analyze and manage government risk, opportunity, and influence at the local, state, federal, and international levels. "
target parent: The Economist Group Limited
target: CQ Roll Call
CQ Roll Call provides essential intelligence and grassroots advocacy resources to take action. As the premier source of news and coverage of elections and the politics of legislation, CQ is on the pulse of the legislative process and give their clients what they need to maximize their influence.
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closed 1/25/2018 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired SHUNGHAM

synopsis: FiscalNote, a company that enables government affairs professionals and executives to maximize their influence on legislation and regulatory policy, has acquired SHUNGHAM, a professional intelligence firm providing high-quality, highly structured business information services to industry and government.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
The FiscalNote GRM platform is the most effective solution for managing government impact and public issues and is quickly becoming the cloud platform of choice for global brands as they analyze and manage their government risk, opportunity, and influence. "
target: SHUNGHAM
SHUNGHAM is a professional intelligence firm providing high-quality, highly structured business information services to industry and government.
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closed 7/31/2017 via BusinessWire

FiscalNote Inc., acquired VoterVoice

synopsis: FiscalNote, a company that dramatically improves the way organizations engage with government, announced its acquisition of grassroots-advocacy and community-engagement company VoterVoice. VoterVoice's comprehensive grassroots advocacy tool suite helps organizations drive an active and efficient approach to government and public affairs.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
The FiscalNote GRM platform is the most effective solution for managing government impact and public issues and is quickly becoming the cloud platform of choice for global brands as they analyze and manage their government risk, opportunity, and influence. "
target: VoterVoice
VoterVoice helps organizations implement a smart, proactive approach to online government affairs. Their grassroots advocacy system gives non-technical staff the ability to launch a campaign in as little as 5-10 minutes.
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closed 5/24/2021 via BNC Analysis

FiscalNote Inc., acquired Fireside21

synopsis: FiscalNote, a Washington, D.C.-based technology provider of global policy and market intelligence, acquired Fireside to further expand its capabilities and global presence. Fireside is a Washington, DC-based provider of SaaS constituent management workflow tools leveraged by the US Congress.
buyer: FiscalNote Inc.
Led by founder and CEO Tim Hwang, FiscalNote is an information services company focused on global policy and market intelligence, which combines AI technology, expert analysis, and legislative, regulatory, and geopolitical data. "
target: Fireside21
Fireside is a Washington, DC-based provider of SaaS constituent management workflow tools leveraged by the US Congress. Their flagship constituent relationship management platform (CRM) amplifies constituent voices by emphasizing efficiency.
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closed 3/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Mercell Holding AS, acquired Aksess Innkjøp

synopsis: Mercell, an Oslo, Norway-based company providing software for electronic submission of public tenders, announced that it acquired Aksess Innkjøp, a company that provides a cloud based solution for the public sector and their vendors, digitizing the procurement process from announcement to purchase, also based in Norway.
buyer: Mercell Holding AS (OB:MRCEL-ME:$48.52)
Mercell is a leading Nordic provider of eTender system and Tender Offers. Suppliers in all industries use Mercell eTender system to find tenders and contracts in the public sector. They simplify the public procurement process and makes it easy for the buyer to interact with suppliers. "
target parent: KapNord Fund
target: Aksess Innkjøp
Aksess Innkjøp, based in Bodø, provides a cloud based solution for the public sector and their vendors, digitizing the procurement process from announcement to purchase. Its solution is used by 23 municipalities and 14 government agencies in the Norwegian market.
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closed 12/22/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Aptean, purchased Jurisdiction Online Division from Praeses, LLC.

synopsis: Aptean, a leading global provider of mission-critical enterprise software solutions, has acquired the Jurisdiction Online Division of Praeses, LLC, which offers a cloud-based suite of software products supporting regulatory and risk management workflows for many major insurance carriers and government entities.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Aptean
Aptean is a leading provider of mission critical enterprise software solutions. Their solutions help nearly 6,500 organizations stay at the forefront of their industries by enabling them to operate more efficiently, thereby ensuring higher customer satisfaction. "
seller: Praeses, LLC.
The Jurisdiction Online Division of Praeses, LLC offers a cloud-based suite of software products supporting regulatory and risk management workflows for many major insurance carriers and government entities.
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closed 8/18/2015 via PR Newswire

Iron Data, LLC merged with MicroPact Inc.,

synopsis: MicroPact Inc., the leader in Data-First™ Case Management and Business Process Management (BPM) software, announced that it has merged with Iron Data Solutions, Inc. The company is a leader in case management and regulatory software solutions used across 49 states and the federal government.
buyer: MicroPact Inc.
MicroPact has focused on engineering web-based, commercial off the shelf (COTS) solutions for US Government agencies and Fortune 500 corporations. Today MicroPact solutions serve 97% of federal agencies with 500 or more employees, and enjoy a 97% annual renewal rate. "
target parent: Arlington Capital Partners
target: Iron Data, LLC
Iron Data Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of software for human services case management, licensing and regulatory systems and is used by the Federal Government and by 49 state governments.
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closed 5/12/2011 via Company Press Release

Arlington Capital Partners, acquired Iron Data, LLC

synopsis: Thompson Street Capital Partners has announced the recapitalization of Iron Data Solutions, a Memphis-registered process efficiency software company. Iron Data offers a comprehensive suite of solutions, called Intelligent Process Management that assess, improve, manage and monitor challenging operational process issues.
buyer: Arlington Capital Partners
Arlington Capital Partners is a private equity firm with over $450 million of committed capital. They are focused on management buyout and late stage expansion equity investment opportunities. Targets are middle-market companies with enterprise values typically between $50 million and $500 million. "
target parent: Thompson Street Capital Partners
target: Iron Data, LLC
Iron Data, LLC. was founded to respond to the increasing demand for cost effective business transaction software and services. Iron Data focused initially on several specific government contract opportunities to provide end-to-end front and back office data processing solutions.
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closed 4/4/2019 via BusinessWire

Granicus, Inc., acquired Firmstep

synopsis: Granicus, the leading provider of cloud-based software solutions and digital engagement services for the public sector, announced that it has acquired Firmstep, a London-based global leader specializing in government service transformation.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Granicus, Inc.
Granicus connects governments with the people they serve by providing the first and only civic engagement platform for the public sector. Over 4,200 federal, state and local government agencies and more than 185 million citizen subscribers power an unmatched network. "
target: Firmstep
The Firmstep platform is one of the most widely used Customer Service solutions within the Public Sector. Firmstep has been implemented at over a third of UK local authorities to drive channel shift, create dramatic savings and provide excellent customer service.
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closed 10/20/2017 via PR Newswire

OpenGov, acquired Peak Democracy

synopsis: OpenGov, the leader in government budgeting, operational performance, and citizen engagement solutions, has acquired Peak Democracy, a nonpartisan company that provides the cloud-based online citizen engagement platform Open Town Hall. Open Town Hall's civic engagement software provides government agencies with online pubilc comment forums.
buyer: OpenGov
OpenGov is powering more effective and accountable governments with government performance solutions: easy-to-use cloud software for better budgeting, improved reporting and operational intelligence, and comprehensive transparency and open data. "
target: Peak Democracy
Peak Democracy provides Open Town Hall - a cloud-based online citizen engagement platform that increases participation and builds public trust in government. Their civic engagement software provides government agencies with online pubilc comment forums that are civil, legal and insightful.
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closed 8/17/2017 via BusinessWire

CityBase, acquired Department of Better Technology

synopsis: CityBase, a technology provider that makes governments and utilities more accessible to people and businesses, announced that it has acquired Department of Better Technology, an Oakland-based technology company that helps government streamline the decisions behind their online forms.
buyer: CityBase
CityBase gives people and businesses an intuitive way to interact online and in person with government agencies and utilities. CityBase’s technology dramatically improves constituent services through payment solutions, digital services and API development for cities, states and utilities. "
target: Department of Better Technology
The Department of Better Technology helps governments deliver great software to the people they serve. Screendoor, its flagship product, let teams streamline the decisions behind their online forms. Its customers include cities, states and federal agencies.
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closed 5/30/2017 via BusinessWire

Tyler Technologies, Inc., acquired Modria

synopsis: Tyler Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of end-to-end information management solutions and services for local governments, announced it has acquired Modria, a company specializing in online dispute resolution (ODR) for government and commercial entities.
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 empower the public sector to become more efficient, more accessible and more responsive to the needs of citizens. "
target: Modria
Modria provides the leading software-as-a-service platform for online dispute resolution. Securely hosted in the cloud by Modria, the platform allows customers to link together negotiation, mediation and arbitration modules to configure support for their specific dispute resolution processes.
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closed 4/22/2021 via PR Newswire

Unison Inc., acquired Price

synopsis: Unison, the leading provider of Contract Management, Program Management, and Acquisition software and insight to government contractors and federal agencies, has acquired PRICE Systems, LLC, the leading global provider of advanced Model-Based Cost Engineering software for decision support.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
buyer: Unison Inc.
Unison is the leading provider of Contract Management, Program Management, and Acquisition software. Unison's secure cloud and on-premise software, marketplace, and information products support users in leading federal prime contractors, all US cabinet-level agencies, and major DoD programs. "
target: Price
PRICE delivers fact-based decision support and analytical software, predictive power, and confident estimates. The company's Model-Based Cost Engineering software enables engineers, pricing experts, and program leaders to more quickly, accurately, and consistently estimate cost, schedule, and risk.
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announced 1/28/2021 via BusinessWire

Social Solutions Global Inc., will acquire Athena Software

synopsis: Social Solutions Global, the leading provider of cloud software for non-profit and public sector social good organizations, will acquire Athena Software, a provider of SaaS case management and client information management solutions for health and social service agencies. Athena offers solutions for client engagement, billing, reporting and more.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Social Solutions Global Inc.
Social Solutions is the leading provider of cloud software for nonprofit and public sector social service organizations. Social Solutions offers performance management and case management solutions that allow customers to measure the impact of their work on program participants. "
target: Athena Software
Athena Software is a leading provider of SaaS case management and client information management solutions and services for health and social service agencies. Athena's Penelope platform features solutions for client engagement, billing, reporting, documentation, and more.
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closed 6/29/2020 via PE Hub

Carlyle Group, acquired Unison Inc.

synopsis: Unison, a leading provider of procurement, supply chain, and contract management software to Federal government agencies and government contractors, announced it has been acquired by global investment firm The Carlyle Group, and Unison management.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$6,117.50)
The Carlyle Group is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across four business segments: Corporate Private Equity, Real Assets, Global Credit, and Investment Solutions. "
target parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
target: Unison Inc.
Unison's software suites and Insight Platform support the four types of professionals vital to the success of government missions — program managers, the acquisition workforce, financial assistance professionals, and government contractors.
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announced 5/8/2015 via PR Newswire

ABRY Partners, LLC, will acquire Compusearch Software Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Arlington Capital Partners and JMI Equity have announced that they have sold their equity interest in Compusearch Software Systems, Inc to ABRY Partners. Compusearch is the leading provider of acquisition and program management software to Federal agencies, DoD program offices, and government contractors.
buyer: ABRY Partners, LLC
ABRY Partners is one of the most experienced media, communications, business and information services focused private equity investment firms in North America. Since its founding, ABRY has completed over $42 billion of transactions, representing investments in over 450 properties. "
target parent: Arlington Capital Partners
target: Compusearch Software Systems, Inc.
Compusearch is the leading provider of software and services that advance commerce and collaboration among government agencies and contractors. Compusearch's PRISM™ is the contract writing system for defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies.
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closed 10/13/2014 via BusinessWire

Accela, Inc., acquired Government Outreach, Inc

synopsis: Accela, the leading provider of civic engagement solutions for government, announced that it has acquired Government Outreach, a Pleasanton, California-based provider of citizen relationship management (CRM) and Code Enforcement solutions to cities and counties across the United States.
buyer: Accela, Inc.
Accela provides the leading civic engagement platform, powering thousands of services and millions of transactions daily for large and small public agencies worldwide. They connect government to people and accelerate and streamline land management, and public health and safety processes. "
target: Government Outreach, Inc
Government Outreach is a Pleasanton, California-based provider of citizen relationship management (CRM) and Code Enforcement solutions to cities and counties across the United States.
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closed 4/16/2013 via PR Newswire

Haystax Technology, Inc., acquired Digital Sandbox, Inc.

synopsis: Haystax Technology, Inc. announced the acquisition of Digital Sandbox, Inc. Digital Sandbox is a software company that has been providing threat and risk analysis and monitoring software in the National Security and Homeland Security fields since 1998.
buyer parent: The Edgewater Funds
buyer: Haystax Technology, Inc.
Haystax Technology, Inc. provides next generation products, systems and service solutions to sift, refine and analyze large, disparate and unstructured volumes of data to reveal undiscovered connections and enable precise, actionable intelligence for government and commercial market clients. "
target: Digital Sandbox, Inc.
Digital Sandbox provides analytic tools and information products to government agencies and large enterprises, enabling them to optimize their strategic, policy, and budgetary decisions for risk-based resource allocation.
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closed 7/9/2014 via BusinessWire

Vista Equity Partners, acquired Social Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: Frontier Capital is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Social Solutions, the leading provider of SaaS performance management software for human and social services, has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based private equity firm with offices in San Francisco, Chicago and Austin, currently invests approximately $11.5 billion in cumulative capital commitments in dynamic, successful technology-based organizations led by world-class management teams. "
target parent: Frontier Capital
target: Social Solutions, Inc.
Social Solutions' ETO (Efforts to Outcomes) performance management software, tailored to the unique mission of each nonprofit, gives organizations a clear picture of which efforts are having the greatest impact on the social issues they strive to address.
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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
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$4
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closed 8/8/2018 via Company Press Release

Civica Pty Limited, acquired Carelink

synopsis: The Civica Group, a market leader in business-critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services, has announced that Civica Pty Ltd has acquired Carelink. Carelink is an Australian software company that offers a fully integrated enterprise client management system for community services.
buyer parent: Partners Group Holding AG
buyer: Civica Pty Limited
Civica Pty Limited is part of the Civica Group, a market leader in specialist systems and business process services. The Group applies software, managed services and digital solutions to help customers streamline their activities. Civica Pty Limited operates in Australia and New Zealand. "
target: Carelink
Carelink is an Australian software company that offers a fully integrated enterprise client management system for community services. Their cloud-based solution features intake & referral management, forms management, case management, financial management, rostering, award interpretation, and more.
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closed 1/18/2017 via Company Press Release

Higher Logic, acquired Socious

synopsis: Higher Logic, the leader in cloud-based community platforms, announced it has acquired Socious, a community software company focused on serving the non-profit and B2B enterprise markets. Socious's MemberCloud platform manages millions of members for many of the world's top associations and companies.
buyer: Higher Logic
Higher Logic is an industry leader in cloud-based community platforms. Organizations worldwide use Higher Logic to bring like-minded people all together by giving their community a home where they can meet, share ideas, answer questions and stay connected. "
target: Socious
Socious offers software and services to help associations and user communities take a members-first approach to growing and engaging their membership. Socious provides a full range of professional services to help organizations manage their membership, grow their community, and plan events.
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closed 6/17/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Granicus, Inc., acquired OpenCities

synopsis: Granicus, a provider of cloud-based civic engagement technologies and services for the public sector, has acquired Bang the Table and OpenCities. Based in Australia, OpenCities is the public sector’s leading digital customer journey platform that helps local governments transform their websites, digital forms, and service delivery experiences.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Granicus, Inc.
Granicus is a leading provider of cloud-based citizen engagement technologies and services. With cloud-based solutions for communications, government website design, online service delivery, records management, and more, Granicus empowers stronger relationships between government and citizens. "
target: OpenCities
Based in Australia, OpenCities provides the website, portal, and forms functionality modern governments need to digitize each step of their customer journey. With a code-free, drag & drop approach, OpenCities enables governments of every size to create a world class digital experience.
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