Like Rapid Insight, Inc.

closed 10/27/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired Rapid Insight, Inc.

synopsis: EAB, the leading provider of education research, technology, and marketing and enrollment solutions, has acquired Rapid Insight, a provider of powerful and user-friendly solutions that help higher education leaders explore and analyze data in critical areas such as enrollment, fundraising, and academic performance.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 2,500 institutions. "
target: Rapid Insight, Inc.
Rapid Insight is a leading provider of business analysis and automated predictive analytics software. With a specialty in higher education and a focus on ease of use and efficiency, Rapid Insight products enable users to turn their raw data into actionable information.
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announced 4/21/2022 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., will acquire Interfolio, Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, and part of RELX, will acquire Interfolio, a provider of advanced faculty information solutions for higher education. Interfolio supports over 400 higher education institutions, research funders and academic organizations in 25 countries
buyer parent: RELX Group plc
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a global information analytics business that helps scientists and clinicians to find new answers and tackle human crises. Elsevier provides digital solutions and tools in the areas of strategic research management, R&D performance, clinical decision support, and professional education. "
target parent: Insight Venture Partners
target: Interfolio, Inc.
Interfolio serves colleges and universities, funders and research organizations and individual scholars. Interfolio provides scholar-first products for the full academic lifecycle—from job seeking to professional accomplishments, committee service, funding award compliance, career growth and beyond.
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closed 12/8/2021 via PR Newswire

Symplicity Corporation, acquired Orbis Communications, Inc.

synopsis: Symplicity Corporation, a global leader in student employability and engagement software, has acquired Orbis Communications, an experiential learning solution in Canada. Orbis provides actionable insights to higher learning and employment. Their platform supports career ready graduates by connecting in-class learning with real world experiences.
buyer parent: H.I.G. Capital
buyer: Symplicity Corporation
Symplicity is a global leader in student employability and engagement software solutions to more than 2,000 colleges and universities. The Company's SaaS platform supports the full student experience, including early talent recruiting, accessibility, wellness and behavioral intervention. "
target: Orbis Communications, Inc.
Orbis Communications is an experiential learning solution for post-secondary institutions in Canada. Orbis provides transparency and actionable insights to higher learning and employment. Their platform supports career ready graduates by connecting in-class learning with real world experiences.
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closed 12/8/2021 via BNC Analysis

Esme Learning Solutions Inc., acquired Riff Analytics

synopsis: Esme Learning, a global leader in online professional development, has acquired Riff Analytics, a collaboration platform that provides AI-powered behavioral analytics, to meet the learning needs of the next generation of business leaders. The acquisition cements Esme's credibility to help organizations, individuals, and governments adapt.
buyer: Esme Learning Solutions Inc.
Esme Learning is a global leader in online professional development. Started in 2019, Esme Learning's courses deliver an immersive and collaborative executive learning experience with some of the best universities in the world. "
target: Riff Analytics
Founded in 2017, Riff is a collaboration tool that measures conversational dynamics to improve meeting participants' experience and outcomes. Using AI-generated real-time feedback and post-meeting metrics, Riff helps people learn how they are interacting in a small team setting.
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closed 7/21/2021 via PR Web

SSB, acquired ALUMiNate Inc.

synopsis: SSB, a leading data management and analytics company, has acquired ALUMiNate, a leading provider of data enrichment services that boost fundraising success for higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations through proprietary, AI-based analytic techniques that provide a deeper understanding of constituents.
buyer parent: Strattam Capital
buyer: SSB
SSB boosts revenue and fundraising efforts for the higher education, collegiate sports, professional sports, and nonprofit industries through data management, data analytics, matching gifts, and Customer Relationship Management solutions. "
target: ALUMiNate Inc.
ALUMinate provides data enrichment and analytics solutions for higher education and nonprofit advancement. Its solutions include MATCH’d, a data append service for engaging donors, and SCORE’d, an analytics algorithm that identifies donors and prospective donors’ propensity and capacity to give.
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announced 7/1/2021 via PR Newswire

Instructure, will acquire EesySoft Software International B.V.

synopsis: Instructure announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire EesySoft, the technology adoption vendor that empowers educators and students to more effectively use edtech products like Canvas. Through this acquisition, Instructure will rebrand EesySoft as "Impact by Instructure."
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Instructure (INST:$405.36)
Instructure is an education technology company dedicated to elevating student success, amplifying the power of teaching, and inspiring everyone to learn together. The Instructure Learning Platform supports more than 30 million educators and learners around the world. "
target: EesySoft Software International B.V.
EesySoft is a technology adoption vendor that empowers educators and students to more effectively use edtech products like Canvas. EesySoft integrates with leading learning management platforms to provide an interactive layer of communication and support.
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closed 5/27/2021 via PR Newswire

Vemo Education, acquired Edmit

synopsis: Vemo Education, whose unique pay-for-success programs have helped align college costs with job outcomes at more than 70 institutions across the country, has acquired Edmit, a provider of college planning tools that have been used by more than 1.5 million families to make informed financial decisions about higher education.
buyer: Vemo Education
Vemo Education transforms the way schools attract students and measure outcomes. From reimagined financial aid packaging to data-driven enrollment management, Vemo partners with schools to advance clear strategic objectives: higher yield, improved retention, and accelerated completion. "
target: Edmit
Edmit helps families make smarter college financial decisions so that they're better off after college. Edmit's software provides families with personalized reports on how to afford college, including cost estimates, and financial fit scores based on projected ability to repay student debt.
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closed 4/23/2021 via BusinessWire

Liaison International, Inc., acquired Othot, Inc.

synopsis: Liaison International has acquired Othot, the leading provider of the nation’s most advanced analytics platform for predictive modeling and prescriptive actions for colleges and universities. With the acquisition, Liaison is better equipped to help institutions ensure their enrollment and retention success and plan for their futures.
buyer: Liaison International, Inc.
Through a powerful combination of technology and services, Liaison helps over 31,000 undergraduate, graduate and postbac programs across more than 1,500 campuses achieve their recruitment, admissions, enrollment and student success goals. "
target: Othot, Inc.
Othot is the leader in artificial intelligence and prescriptive analytics solutions for higher education institutions across the United States. Othot focuses on each school’s specific enrollment, retention, student success, and alumni engagement goals.
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announced 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

Insight Venture Partners, will acquire Interfolio, Inc.

synopsis: Interfolio, a Farragut North–based edtech company that makes decision support software for college and university faculty members, is set to be acquired by New York-based venture capital and private equity firm Insight Venture Partners.
buyer: Insight Venture Partners
Insight Venture Partners is a leading global venture capital and private equity firm investing in high-growth technology and software companies that are driving transformative change in their industries. Insight has raised more than $18 billion and invested in over 300 companies worldwide. "
target: Interfolio, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Interfolio is a pioneer in faculty-focused workflow technology. Their product, ByCommittee provides a platform for analytics and business intelligence to help universities make informed, strategic decisions about recruitment, tenure, & professional service.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PR Newswire

Campus Labs, acquired Courseval

synopsis: Campus Labs, Inc., a subsidiary of EdCentric, Inc. and a portfolio company of Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Academic Management Systems LLC (Courseval), a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance.
buyer parent: Leeds Equity Partners
buyer: Campus Labs
Campus Labs empowers institutions to make valuable connections with their data. The Company offers a complete set of integrated solutions for areas such as assessment, retention, teaching, learning, student engagement, and institutional effectiveness. "
target parent: Invoke Solutions
target: Courseval
Academic Management Systems, LLC, the developer of CoursEval, is a provider of online course evaluation software used by higher education institutions to assess faculty and course performance. The Company currently serves more than 300 higher education institutions.
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closed 1/12/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Interfolio, Inc., acquired Data180

synopsis: Interfolio, a pioneer in tech solutions for faculty hiring, promotion, & tenure, announced its acquisition of DATA180, a leader in tools for faculty-activity reporting. The joining of companies with a shared “faculty first” ethos & complementary services brings unparalleled value to a segment of higher education whose needs have been overlooked.
buyer: Interfolio, Inc.
Founded in 1999, Interfolio is a pioneer in faculty-focused workflow technology. Their product, ByCommittee provides a platform for analytics and business intelligence to help universities make informed, strategic decisions about recruitment, tenure, & professional service. "
target: Data180
Founded in 2002, DATA180 provides the most-advanced technology to help faculty harness the voluminous and varied activity data – from research publications to program evaluations – that must be reported regularly to administrators for internal reviews, compliance and accreditation, among other uses.
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closed 2/1/2016 via Company Press Release

Digital Media Solutions, acquired Sparkroom Corp.

synopsis: Digital Media Solutions (DMS) announces the acquisition of Sparkroom, a leader in higher education performance marketing. Previously owned by Nelnet, Sparkroom will retain its name, staff and full book of business.
buyer: Digital Media Solutions (DMS:$427.94)
Digital Media Solutions is a premier performance marketing company that uses actionable data, insightful analytics and proprietary technology to reach, engage, and acquire customers for its clients across multiple interactive platforms. "
target parent: Nelnet, Inc.
target: Sparkroom Corp.
Sparkroom is a leader in performance marketing, providing fully transparent, analytics-based strategies that achieve challenging marketing objectives. Sparkroom provides both marketing services and marketing software, allowing for improved efficacy of data-based marketing campaigns.
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closed 1/20/2016 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired Intellify Learning

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC, an investment company concentrating on education technology businesses, announced it has acquired a control interest in Intellify Learning, a fast-emerging learning data management and analytics solutions company.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education technology businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, Weld North seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: Intellify Learning
Intellify Learning is a learning data management and analytics solutions company. Intellify delivers cloud-based, Platform as a Service capabilities to collect, store, manage, access and deliver learning intelligence-driven analytics and other data-driven capabilities to the education market.
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closed 11/25/2015 via Company Press Release

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Campus Labs

synopsis: Higher One Holdings, Inc. announced that it reached an agreement to sell its Campus Labs data analytics business to an affiliate of Leeds Equity Partners. Campus Labs provides a software platform for colleges and universities to make data-driven, strategic decisions ranging from accreditation to student retention to effective operations.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is the pioneer in private equity investing in the knowledge sector, which includes the education, training, business services, and information services and software industries. Leeds Equity has deployed over $2.6 billion of capital in investments across the knowledge sector. "
target parent: Higher One, Inc.
target: Campus Labs
Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) is the leading platform and service provider for assessment in higher education. Campus Labs is the only specialized, comprehensive assessment program that combines data collection, reporting, organization, and campus-wide integration.
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closed 2/10/2015 via Company Press Release

Academic Management Systems, Inc. merged with Invoke Solutions,

synopsis: Invoke Solutions, a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies, has merged with Academic Management Systems, Inc. Founded in 1997, Academic Management Systems Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education.
buyer: Invoke Solutions
Invoke Solutions is a recognized leader in on-line market research and customer intelligence technology for Fortune 500 companies. Its patented software is considered the pioneer in real-time large-scale qualitative and quantitative market research. "
target parent: North Atlantic Capital
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Since 1997, Academic Management Systems, Inc. has developed software to support teaching and learning in higher education. Its student-ratings-of-instruction system, CoursEval™ is used by 300 colleges, universities, and professional schools around the world.
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closed 1/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Elsevier B.V., acquired newsflo ltd

synopsis: Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of Newsflo, a London-based company that helps researchers and academic institutions to measure the wider impact of their work by tracking and analyzing media coverage of their publications and findings.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. "
target: newsflo ltd
Newsflo monitors and analyses the media impact of individual research papers, researchers and institutions. Developed with leading UK universities, the technology caters to the needs of both researchers and institutions looking to track the media reach of their work.
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closed 1/24/2013 via Company Press Release

Desire2Learn, purchased Degree Compass™ from Austin Peay State University

synopsis: Desire2Learn Incorporated, a leader in providing innovative learning solutions, announced the acquisition of Degree Compass™, a predictive analytics technology that helps students select the courses to take that will drive the successful completion of their degree program. It was developed by Dr. Tristan Denley and Austin Peay State University.
buyer: Desire2Learn
Desire2Learn provides the next generation learning environment and solutions to engage and inspire lifelong learners, Desire2Learn helps clients break down barriers to access the highest quality learning experiences, and is recognized for its leadership in accessibility. "
seller: Austin Peay State University
Developed by Dr. Tristan Denley and Austin Peay State University, with a $1M grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Complete College America, Degree Compass is a web-based, personalized course recommendation and academic advisement application.
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closed 8/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

Higher One, Inc., acquired Campus Labs

synopsis: Higher One announced that it will be acquiring substantially all of the assets of Campus Labs, the leading comprehensive assessment platform for higher education that combines data collection, reporting, and analytics to help promote student and institutional success.
buyer: Higher One, Inc. (ONE:$152.00)
Higher One provides higher education institutions and their students with efficient, convenient and easy-to-use solutions to handle financial disbursements. These include: student refunds, on-campus and community purchases, payroll and employee expenses, as well as the collection of payments. "
target: Campus Labs
Campus Labs (formerly StudentVoice) is the leading platform and service provider for assessment in higher education. Campus Labs is the only specialized, comprehensive assessment program that combines data collection, reporting, organization, and campus-wide integration.
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closed 9/23/2010 via PR Newswire

ConnectEdu, acquired Academic Management Systems, Inc.

synopsis: ConnectEDU, Inc. announced the acquisition of Academic Management Systems (AMS) and its flagship product CoursEval. ConnectEDU will continue to support, enhance and grow the CoursEval higher education and health professions client base as well as extending the solution into the ConnectEDU K-12 client base.
buyer: ConnectEdu
ConnectEDU is devoted to helping students find and enroll in the right college, get a degree, and launch their career. ConnectEDU uses information technology to connect real students and real data with real colleges, and real career opportunities. "
target parent: Liaison International, Inc.
target: Academic Management Systems, Inc.
Academic Management Systems provides information technology products to the higher education and professional education communities; to create a network of institutions sharing common technologies and business processes; and to shape the future of higher education and professional education.
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announced 1/11/2010 via PR Newswire

CUnet LLC, will acquire Sparkroom Corp.

synopsis: CUnet, a subsidiary of Nelnet Inc., announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Sparkroom, a leading provider of enrollment marketing automation and lead performance management solutions.
buyer parent: Nelnet, Inc.
buyer: CUnet LLC
CUnet is the premier provider of online performance media and interactive marketing services driving qualified student inquiries and enrollments for the higher education industry. "
target: Sparkroom Corp.
Sparkroom's Lead Deliver, Lead IQ, and Lead Market Analytics deliver a hosted business intelligence platform to give direct response marketers the tools and expertise needed to measure, manage, and optimize their lead acquisition spending across every direct response channel.
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closed 10/27/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired Rapid Insight, Inc.

synopsis: EAB, the leading provider of education research, technology, and marketing and enrollment solutions, has acquired Rapid Insight, a provider of powerful and user-friendly solutions that help higher education leaders explore and analyze data in critical areas such as enrollment, fundraising, and academic performance.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 2,500 institutions. "
target: Rapid Insight, Inc.
Rapid Insight is a leading provider of business analysis and automated predictive analytics software. With a specialty in higher education and a focus on ease of use and efficiency, Rapid Insight products enable users to turn their raw data into actionable information.
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closed 10/27/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired Rapid Insight, Inc.

synopsis: EAB, the leading provider of education research, technology, and marketing and enrollment solutions, has acquired Rapid Insight, a provider of powerful and user-friendly solutions that help higher education leaders explore and analyze data in critical areas such as enrollment, fundraising, and academic performance.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 2,500 institutions. "
target: Rapid Insight, Inc.
Rapid Insight is a leading provider of business analysis and automated predictive analytics software. With a specialty in higher education and a focus on ease of use and efficiency, Rapid Insight products enable users to turn their raw data into actionable information.
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closed 3/10/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired Wisr

synopsis: The Education Advisory Board, a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide, announced that it has acquired Wisr, an education technology company that specializes in building affinity between prospective students and colleges.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,900 institutions. "
target: Wisr
At Wisr, they help colleges and universities leverage technology to actively engage students throughout their lifecycle. By providing a dynamic virtual community, institutions can prioritize engagement and expose targeted audiences to the vibrancy of their campus.
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announced 2/18/2021 via Reuters

Education Advisory Board, will acquire Starfish

synopsis: Education company EAB has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Hobsons’ student success platform, Starfish. Starfish helps colleges and universities achieve 2x increases in retention rate, exceed graduation rate goals, and set the standard for student success in higher education.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,900 institutions. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Starfish
Starfish helps colleges and universities achieve 2x increases in retention rate, exceed graduation rate goals, and set the standard for student success in higher education.
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closed 12/4/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired YouVisit

synopsis: Education firm EAB has acquired YouVisit, the leading provider of virtual tour and interactive web content for higher education. The addition of YouVisit’s technology platform, together with its expertise in immersive content creation, further enhances EAB’s ability to help colleges and universities find, engage, and enroll new students.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,500 institutions. "
target: YouVisit
YouVisit is the leading provider of virtual tour and interactive web content for higher education. YouVisit’s patented technology platform layers 360-degree photos and videos with other media types to create highly immersive web experiences.
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announced 8/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Education Advisory Board

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm, will acquire the The Advisory Board Company's education business, including Royall & Company. The Advisory Board Company is a distinctive provider of research, technology and consulting to health care organizations and education institutions
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners invests in software, data and technology-enabled organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies’ realizing their full potential. "
target parent: The Advisory Board Company
target: Education Advisory Board
EAB, the education business of The Advisory Board Company, is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology and services to improve the performance of more than 1,200 educational institutions.
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closed 2/12/2015 via PR Newswire

Education Advisory Board, acquired GradesFirst

synopsis: The Advisory Board Company announced that it has acquired GradesFirst and will include its functionality in the flagship Education Advisory Board (EAB) technology membership, the Student Success Collaborative. GradesFirst is a student success technology company that helps colleges and universities engage and support at-risk students.
buyer parent: The Advisory Board Company
buyer: Education Advisory Board
The Education Advisory Board is a provider of research, technology, and consulting services to colleges and universities nationwide. Through the firm's innovative membership model, EAB partners with academic and administrative leaders at more than 1,000 institutions. "
target: GradesFirst
GradesFirst is a student success technology company that helps colleges and universities engage and support at-risk students. The company's user-friendly tools enhance the efficiency of student support teams by connecting campus services in a cloud-based platform.
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announced 8/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Vista Equity Partners, will acquire Education Advisory Board

synopsis: Vista Equity Partners, a leading investment firm, will acquire the The Advisory Board Company's education business, including Royall & Company. The Advisory Board Company is a distinctive provider of research, technology and consulting to health care organizations and education institutions
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners invests in software, data and technology-enabled organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies’ realizing their full potential. "
target parent: The Advisory Board Company
target: Education Advisory Board
EAB, the education business of The Advisory Board Company, is a best practices firm that uses a combination of research, technology and services to improve the performance of more than 1,200 educational institutions.
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closed 4/27/2004 via PR Newswire

SunGard Asset Management Systems, acquired Collegis Inc.

synopsis: Frontenac Company LLC, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm, announced today that it has sold Collegis Inc., a provider of IT services to universities and colleges, to SunGard Data Systems, Inc.
buyer parent: SunGard Data Systems Inc.
buyer: SunGard Asset Management Systems
SunGard Asset Management Systems (AMS) provides a comprehensive range of asset management solutions to global financial institutions, including rapidly growing regional asset management institutions, small to mid-sized asset managers, foundations, and fiduciaries. SunGard delivers integrated soluti "
target parent: Frontenac Company
target: Collegis Inc.
Founded in 1986, Collegis helps improve the delivery of education, increase student recruitment and retention, and increase revenues while stabilizing and reducing costs. Collegis offers unparalleled knowledge, expertise and accountability exclusive to the unique needs of higher education. Through
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Capp & Co. Limited, acquired Koru

synopsis: Capp & Co., a leader in strength-based talent assessment, announces that it has completed its acquisition of Koru Careers, Inc.'s predictive hiring business. With Koru's assessment of the Koru7™ Impact Skills and its predictive hiring platform, Capp is now able to assess a wider range of work-related strengths and predict the fit of job applicants.
buyer: Capp & Co. Limited
Capp & Co. designs new and better ways of assessing people. At the heart of their product offering is their 'Strengths' methodology' developed by their CEO Alex Linley, an expert in the field of Positive Psychology. Capp works with clients across the entire candidate and employee life cycle. "
target: Koru
Koru is the leader in predictive hiring based on what really drives performance. Based on the Koru7™Impact Skills and using its predictive hiring platform, Koru identifies the predictors of performance and develops models to assess fit of applicants in jobs.
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WageWorks, Inc., acquired Crosby Benefit Systems, Inc.

synopsis: WageWorks, Inc., a leading provider of Consumer-Directed Benefits (CDBs), such as pretax accounts for health, commuter and other employee benefits, announced its acquisition of Crosby Benefit Systems, Inc., an administrator of benefit programs with a focus on higher education and health care institutions, based in Newton, Massachusetts.
buyer: WageWorks, Inc. (WAGE:$475.20)
WageWorks helps lower the cost of living for more than a million working families. The company enables participants to save money on health care, wellness, child and elder care, commuting, and tuition expenses. "
target: Crosby Benefit Systems, Inc.
Based in Newton, MA, Crosby Benefit Systems, Inc, has developed benefit programs for over 500 New England based organizations since 1976. Crosby has built its stellar reputation by concentrating on the design and delivery of quality benefit services.
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announced 11/6/2019 via Company Press Release

International Society for Technology in Education, will acquire EdSurge

synopsis: The International Society for Technology in Education, the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching, will acquire EdSurge, a leading education news organization that reports on the people, ideas and technologies that shape the future of learning.
buyer: International Society for Technology in Education
The International Society for Technology in Education is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education. "
target: EdSurge
EdSurge is a leading education news organization that reports on the people, ideas and technologies that shape the future of learning. Through their work, they aim to help educators, entrepreneurs and policymakers be part of the complex conversations about the evolving learning environments.
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closed 7/8/2014 via PR Newswire

Blackboard Inc., acquired PerceptIS, LLC

synopsis: Blackboard Inc. announced the acquisition of Perceptis, an industry-leading help desk and student support services provider. PerceptIS currently supports over 1,200,000 end users with technical help desk services.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Blackboard Inc. (BBBB:$447.32)
Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. "
target: PerceptIS, LLC
PerceptIS is a privately held Cleveland based firm providing help desk, call center and information technology services to the higher education, non-for-profit and commercial markets.
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Affiliated Computer Services, Inc., acquired ESM

synopsis: ACS, A Xerox Company, is expanding its services in the higher-education market with the acquisition of Education Sales and Marketing, LLC (ESM), a leading contact center firm dedicated to school enrollment. As a premier Business Process Outsourcer, ESM operates the largest education-only contact center in the country.
buyer parent: Xerox Corporation
buyer: Affiliated Computer Services, Inc.
Affiliated Computer Services, Inc. (ACS) is a global leader in business process and information technology services. ACS provides business process outsourcing and information technology solutions to world-class commercial and government clients. "
target: ESM
ESM provides student lifecycle solutions to help institutions enroll, graduate and place students. As a premier Business Process Outsourcer, ESM operates the largest education-only contact center in the country.
price ($mm)
$45
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closed 7/20/2009 via Market Wire

Aslanian Group, Inc merged with EducationDynamics,

synopsis: EducationDynamics, higher education's leading marketing company, announced a merger with Aslanian Group, an industry mainstay specializing in adult student market analysis.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: EducationDynamics
EducationDynamics -- higher education's leading marketing company -- provides marketing and student affairs professionals the tools they need to meet their critical objectives in attracting students and retaining them through graduation. "
target: Aslanian Group, Inc
Aslanian Group offers market research and enrollment management services to colleges and universities that want to increase their share of adult students—typically out-of-school populations who would like to return to or begin their undergraduate or graduate study.
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closed 1/13/2014 via Market Wire

Sibling Group Holdings, Inc., merged with AcceleratingED, LLC

synopsis: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. announced that it is acquiring AcceleratingED, LLC, a consulting operation with a focus on business development and scaling for educational services and educational technology providers, and is naming its founder, Dave Saba, as President of Sibling.
buyer: Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE:$0.30)
Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. is a developer of 21st century teaching and learning solutions for the K-12 education market. Sibling Group Holdings, Inc. utilizes advanced technology and education management to enhance and accelerate the delivery of 21st century learning. "
target: AcceleratingED, LLC
AcceleratingED is the premier education consulting group. For more than 30 years they have built successful businesses and programs by driving excellence in implementation.
price ($mm)
$0.06
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closed 6/8/2007 via

Scholastic Inc., acquired International Center for Leadership in Education

synopsis: Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, announced that it has entered a five-year agreement with Dr. Bill Daggett and will acquire the stock of the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and join forces to provide greater support to school districts seeking whole school reform.
buyer: Scholastic Inc. (SCHL:$1,679.40)
Scholastic is a global children’s publishing and media company in both education and entertainment. Scholastic’s 78 year reputation for quality, learning and fun is based on a long-term relationship with teachers, parents and children, and its unique ability to understand what kids want and need. "
target: International Center for Leadership in Education
International Center for Leadership in Education has a wealth of experience in helping schools and districts implement organizational changes that translate into world-class curriculum, instruction, and learning.
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closed 12/30/2010 via GlobeNewswire

Sibling Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc., merged with NewCo4Education, LLC

synopsis: Sibling Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc. announced that on December 30, 2010, it closed on its previously announced acquisition of NewCo4Education, LLC. NewCo4Education is a recently formed entity with a focus on providing services and technology aimed at increasing the performance in educational settings.
buyer: Sibling Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc. (SIBE:$0.30)
Sibling Entertainment Group Holdings, Inc. is a development stage holding company that was founded in 1988. The company is based in New York, NY. "
target: NewCo4Education, LLC
NewCo4Education, LLC is a recently formed entity with a focus on providing services and technology aimed at increasing the performance in educational settings. It operates through two divisions, its Educational Management Organization (EMO) and its Technology and Services Group (TSG).
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closed 9/23/2020 via BNC Analysis

Juniper Education, acquired FS4S Limited

synopsis: Juniper Education has announced the acquisition of FS4S, which provides schools, academies and trusts with finance, payroll and HR management services. At a time when schools are having to meet extraordinary challenges, the move will mean Juniper Education can better support schools with their day-to-day administrative functions.
buyer parent: Horizon Capital LLP
buyer: Juniper Education
UK-based Juniper Education (EES for Schools) is a leading provider of software, training and professional services to the education sector which enhance the effectiveness of schools. Its products include Target Tracker assessment and pupil progress monitoring software, and professional training. "
target: FS4S Limited
FS4S (Financial Services 4 Schools Limited) provides schools, academies and trusts with finance, payroll and HR management services. Founded by Lorraine Billis, Andy Madgwick, and Neil Miles, FS4S supports over 100 education establishments in the west of England.
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closed 8/11/2020 via PR Newswire

Grow Capital, acquired Pera

synopsis: Grow Capital, Inc, has acquired Public Employee Retirement Assistance, LLC (PERA), a third-party marketing organization that facilitates meetings between state-licensed representatives and public employees who have individual retirement-related questions. PERA offers fully electronic appointments through their live interactive meeting platform.
buyer: Grow Capital (OTCPK:GRWC:$0.38)
Grow Capital is a publicly traded investment company. Grow Capital acquires and develops companies that serve in the cross section of financial services and technology. "
target: Pera
PERA is a third-party marketing organization that facilitates meetings between state-licensed representatives and public employees for retirement related questions. PERA offers virtual appointments through its live interactive meeting platform, giving employees access to reliable financial advice.
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closed 7/29/2008 via Company Press Release

TSL Education Ltd., acquired Education Data Surveys

synopsis: TSL Education, publisher of the Times Educational Supplement and the Times Higher Education, has acquired Education Data Surveys. Education Data Surveys provides research and information about the education sector and is the leading provider of management information on the job market for classroom teachers and leaders in the education community.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners
buyer: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education. "
target: Education Data Surveys
Education Data Surveys provides research and information about the education sector and is the leading provider of management information on the job market for classroom teachers and leaders in the education community.
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announced 7/30/2019 via Yahoo, Inc.

Apax Digital, will acquire MetaMetrics, Inc.

synopsis: MetaMetrics®, developer of the widely adopted Lexile Framework® for Reading and Quantile Framework® for Mathematics, announced that the Apax Digital Fund, the technology-focused growth equity fund advised by global private equity advisory firm Apax Partners, will acquire the company from Pamlico Capital.
buyer parent: Apax Partners
buyer: Apax Digital
Apax Digital advises the Apax Digital Fund, which specializes in growth equity and buyout investments in high-growth enterprise software, internet, and technology-enabled services companies worldwide. "
target parent: Pamlico Capital
target: MetaMetrics, Inc.
MetaMetrics® is an award-winning education technology organization that offers the only scientifically valid, universal scales for measuring reading and listening (Lexile®) as well as math (Quantile®).
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closed 9/24/2012 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, purchased Editure PD from Editure

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC announced that it has acquired Editure PD. Editure PD provides online and onsite academic and technology professional development and consulting services to more than 5,000 schools in 25 states.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, it seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
seller: Editure
Editure PD offers a full suite of professional development solutions for teachers and administrators in schools and education authorities. Located in New York, Editure PD provides online and onsite academic and technology professional development and consulting services to more than 5,000 schools.
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closed 9/24/2012 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired JBHM Education Group

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC announced that it has acquired JBHM Education Group. JBHM is recognized as a leader in transformative education services. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, JBHM seeks to assist schools in developing their professional capacities and culture in order to sustain continuous improvement in student learning.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, it seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: JBHM Education Group
JBHM Education Group is recognized as a leader in transformative education services. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, JBHM seeks to assist schools in developing their professional capacities and culture in order to sustain continuous improvement in student learning.
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closed 8/15/2016 via PR Newswire

Public Consulting Group, Inc., acquired BLE Group

synopsis: Leading public sector consulting firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies; Public Consulting Group (PCG) announced that it has acquired the BLEgroup, a provider of education consulting services based in Washington, D.C. The BLEgroup will join PCG's Education practice area.
buyer: Public Consulting Group, Inc.
Public Consulting Group, Inc. is a management consulting firm that primarily serves public sector education, health and human services, and other state and municipal government clients. The firm was established in 1986 and has headquarters in Boston, Massachusetts. "
target: BLE Group
BLE Group provides a full range of management and technical services to schools and the education industry to plan, implement, and institutionalize technology in order to improve instruction and management in schools.
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closed 7/28/2020 via PR Newswire

TriNet Group, Inc., acquired Little Bird HR

synopsis: TriNet Group Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive human resources solutions for small to midsize businesses, has acquired Little Bird HR, a Professional Employer Organization specializing in benefits and human resource solutions for the educational institution industry in the Greater New York area & East Coast regions.
buyer: TriNet Group, Inc. (TNET:$4,371.00)
TriNet provides small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with full-service HR solutions tailored by industry. To free SMBs from HR complexities, TriNet offers access to human capital expertise, benefits, risk mitigation and compliance, payroll, and real-time technology. "
target: Little Bird HR
Little Bird is the first fully integrated HR platform built exclusively for the public charter school movement. Little Bird allows schools to manage all of their HR administrative functions, from pre-hire to retire, in one, easy-to-use, cloud-based system.
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closed 10/20/2020 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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