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closed 3/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Famly, acquired FirstSteps

synopsis: Famly, the #1 child care management software solution in the UK has acquired FirstSteps, a provider of nursery management software in the UK. FirstSteps provides Day Nurseries and Children's Centres with a complete solution for administering critical business areas, from basic record keeping to generating incomes, staffing and operational planning.
buyer: Famly
Famly is the #1 child care management software solution in the UK. Famly enables child care providers to register children securely, engage parents, and put an end to tedious admin. Their mobile platform provides solutions for parent communication, invoicing, staff scheduling, and more. "
target: FirstSteps
FirstSteps is a provider of nursery management software in the UK. FirstSteps provides Day Nurseries, Children's Centres, and Child Minders with a complete solution for administering critical business areas, from basic record keeping to generating incomes, staffing and operational planning.
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closed 10/26/2021 via PR Newswire

The Firmament Group, acquired Controltec, Inc.

synopsis: Firmament, a leading provider of tailored capital solutions to small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), has acquired Controltec, Inc., provider of childcare subsidy management software to state governments and local childcare agencies, and COPA. The companies will be combined and continue under the Controltec name.
buyer: The Firmament Group
The Firmament Group provides tailored debt and equity capital solutions to small- and medium-sized enterprises. Firmament is a value-added partner to entrepreneurs, management teams and business owners and curates solutions by deploying versatile capital in a user-friendly way. "
target: Controltec, Inc.
Controltec provides subsidy management solutions for childcare providers and agencies throughout the United States. Built and supported by industry experts, all of Controltec's innovative software and custom solutions share a single goal: allowing users to work smarter and more cost-effectively.
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announced 6/27/2019 via Company Press Release

Advent International, will acquire Transaction Services Group

synopsis: Advent International, one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in Transaction Services Group (“TSG”), a leading provider of business management software and integrated payments solutions to the Health & Fitness and Childcare verticals.
buyer: Advent International
Founded in 1984, Advent International is one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors. As of December 31, 2018, the firm had $36 billion (€31 billion) in assets under management, which does not include the $17.5 billion (€15.6 billion) raised for GPE IX. "
target: Transaction Services Group
Transaction Services Group (TSG) is a leading global revenue management solutions company that provides business management software, integrated payments, and value-added services to clients around the globe.
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closed 8/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Russmedia International AG, acquired Little Bird GmbH

synopsis: Russmedia International AG, an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe, has acquired a majority stake in Little Bird, a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services.
buyer parent: Russ Media
buyer: Russmedia International AG
Founded in 2017, Russmedia International AG is an investor in marketplaces, aggregators and e-commerce solutions across Europe. They support entrepreneurs throughout the lifecycle of their businesses. The company also manages the digital businesses of the Russmedia Group. "
target: Little Bird GmbH
Little Bird is a German company that provides web-based software for the registration, allocation, and administration of childcare services. Their solutions allows parents to find childcare services that suits their needs and childcare service providers to more efficiently manage their business.
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announced 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC

synopsis: Procare Software (Procare), a global leader in child care management solutions, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC, a leading online Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of dynamic operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities, school districts and community education centers.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Cirrus Group LLC
Cirrus Group LLC is a SaaS provider of operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities and school districts. Cirrus Group's solutions enable their clients to manage their enrollment, participant payments, staff scheduling and government compliancy requirements.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kriyo, acquired ClassVita

synopsis: KRIYO, a Preschool and Daycare Management Platform, announced that it is joining hands with Jaipur based Classvita, an education technology startup focussed on providing Digital management solution to the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Industry. ClassVita streamlines all the operations at Pre-Schools & Daycares in an efficient manner.
buyer: Kriyo
KRIYO is a One-Stop Digital Platform for Preschools & Daycares to manage everything right from Enquiries, Admissions, Fee Payments, Parent Communication, School Bus Tracking, and get Business Insights. Educators can efficiently manage their business while easily sending updates to parents. "
target: ClassVita
Jaipur based Classvita is an education technology startup focussed on providing Digital management solution to the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Industry. ClassVita streamlines all the operations at Pre-Schools & Daycares in an efficient manner.
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announced 5/15/2019 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Kinderlime

synopsis: Procare Software, a global leader in child care management solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kinderlime Inc., a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Kinderlime
Kinderlime Inc. is a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions. By simplifying licensing paperwork, attendance, parent billing, staffing and parent connections, Kinderlime has operationalized over 5,000 schools nationwide.
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closed 10/11/2022 via Company Press Release

ChildCareCRM, acquired MomentPath

synopsis: ChildCareCRM announced the acquisition of MomentPath, childcare management software, along with the rebranding of ChildcareCRM and the launch of their newest platform, LineLeader. MomentPath is a Care Relationship Management Platform that helps Early Childhood Education & Care centers ditch their daily paper sheets and engage with parents.
buyer: ChildCareCRM
ChildcareCRM believes early childhood learning centers play a pivotal role in a child’s educational journey. That’s why their founders created the first-ever CRM for the childcare industry more than a decade ago. ChildCareCRM aids in connecting with families at the right time and engaging with them."
target: MomentPath
MomentPath (formerly Tend.ly) is a Care Relationship Management Platform that helps Early Childhood Education & Care centers ditch their daily paper sheets and engage with parents in an easier, more meaningful, digital manner.
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closed 4/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sen Corporation, acquired HOIKU ICT Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Sen Corporation, the company that operates Hi Cheese!, has acquired Tokyo-based Hoiku ICT Co., Ltd., a company that develops and provides a childcare work support system for kindergartens and nursery schools. Their cloud based platform offers solutions for child care management, attendance, sleep scheduling, allergy tracking, and more.
buyer: Sen Corporation
Sen Corporation has advanced experience in both IT and photography industry. Their service Hi Cheese! is a One-stop service for any kind of photo-related business. They send a trained professional photographer to schools to take photos, and upload photos to their website. "
target: HOIKU ICT Co., Ltd.
Hoiku ICT Co., Ltd. develops and provides a childcare work support system for kindergartens and nursery schools. The company is based in Tokyo, Japan. They support the realization of better childcare by supporting the school affairs with IT and increasing the time spent in contact with children.
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announced 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Transaction Services Group, will acquire Xplor Australia

synopsis: Transaction Services Group (TSG), a global leader in revenue management solutions, will acquire Xplor, a leading Australian ed-tech company focused on child care services. Xplor's SaaS platform and mobile solutions help child care centres to easily manage and automate all aspects of their operations.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Transaction Services Group
TSG is a global provider of integrated software and payment solutions to the health & wellness and childcare sectors. TSG helps gyms, community clubs, and childcare centres manage their members and customer, driving member retention and revenue performance while reducing costs. "
target: Xplor Australia
Xplor is a leading Australian ed-tech company focused on child care services. Xplor offers a range of products for supporting administrators, educators and parents. Their SaaS platform and mobile solutions help child care centres to easily manage and automate all aspects of their operations.
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closed 8/31/2022 via BNC Analysis

Kinside, acquired Leg Up, Inc.

synopsis: Kinside, a modern child care solution, has acquired LegUp, a universal child care enrollment system. LegUp makes child care more accessible by simplifying the enrollment process for providers and families. Their online enrollment management system allows child care providers to organize wait lists and share availability online.
buyer: Kinside
Kinside is a modern child care solution. Kinside's app connects working parents with available and reliable child care. Their platform makes it easy for parents to find open spots and savings at top-rated daycares and preschools near their home or work. "
target: Leg Up, Inc.
LegUp is a universal child care enrollment system. LegUp makes child care more accessible by simplifying the enrollment process for providers and families. Their online enrollment management system allows child care providers to organize wait lists and share availability online.
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closed 8/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Smartcare, acquired PreSchool2me

synopsis: Smartcare, a company that strives to uplift the early education sector by providing leading edge technology tools and training for strong child care center management and financial sustainability, has acquired Preschool2me, a software that focuses on connecting parents and childcare providers through digital daily reports, photos, and messages.
buyer: Smartcare
Smartcare strives to uplift the early education sector by providing leading edge technology tools and training for strong child care center management and financial sustainability. Their technology and training support better communication between staff and parents. "
target: PreSchool2me
Preschool2me software focuses on connecting parents and childcare providers through digital daily reports, photos, and messages. Their extensive director's dashboard also provides various time-saving tools to manage school centers.
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closed 11/30/2021 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, acquired ChildPlus Software

synopsis: Procare Solutions, a global leader in child care management solutions, announced the acquisition of ChildPlus Software, a leading provider of Head Start management software. Since 1985, ChildPlus has focused on making the best Head Start software available, top-notch support, multiple training options, and a dedication that can't be beat.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Solutions is the leading provider of child care management software, parent engagement, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports nearly 37,000 child care centers, preschools, daycares, afterschool programs, camps and related facilities. "
target: ChildPlus Software
ChildPlus Software is the #1 most widely used Head Start management software. Since 1985, the team has focused on making the best Head Start software available, top-notch support, multiple training options, and a dedication that can't be beat.
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closed 5/16/2019 via BusinessWire

UrbanSitter, acquired Sitter, Inc

synopsis: UrbanSitter, an online and mobile service that enables parents and caregivers to connect through people they know, announced that it has acquired the Denver-based startup Sitter Inc. Sitter Pro is a B2B solution designed to address the operational needs of thousands of sitter and nanny agencies across the nation.
buyer: UrbanSitter
UrbanSitter is an app and website that makes it easier for parents to find, book and pay trusted childcare, from date nights to full-time care. UrbanSitter taps into parents' networks to connect them with sitters of friends, co-workers, moms groups and parents from their kid's school. "
target: Sitter, Inc
Sitter is a technology company simplifying the process of scheduling, paying and finding sitters for busy parents. For businesses, Sitter Pro helps agencies with the technology necessary to compete with the national brands. Clients can book and pay caregivers without ever calling the office.
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closed 1/17/2022 via GlobeNewswire

Vasta Platform Ltd, acquired Phidelis

synopsis: Vasta Platform Limited, a leading, high-growth education company in Brazil, announced the acquisition, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Somos Sistemas de Ensino S.A., of Phidelis, a complete platform of academic and financial management for K-12 schools.
buyer: Vasta Platform Ltd (VSTA:$161.48)
Vasta is a leading, high-growth education company in Brazil powered by technology, providing end-to-end educational and digital solutions that cater to all needs of private schools operating in the K-12 educational segment. "
target: Phidelis
Phidelis is a complete platform of academic and financial management for K-12 schools, providing software licensing & development and messaging, retention, enrollment & default management, for schools and students. Founded in 2004, Phidelis have provided services to over 35 schools.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unicorn Systems, acquired Edookit

synopsis: Unicorn Systems, a European company providing information systems and IT solutions, has acquired Edookit, a modern school information system in the Czech Republic. Edookit offers a cloud-based school information system that contains everything a school needs, including communication, timetable, grading, class record book, payments and more.
buyer: Unicorn Systems
Unicorn Systems is a European provider of information systems and IT solutions. Unicorn has developed a number of high-end, large-scale solutions, which are being used to serve the IT needs of important companies in many of the key sectors of the economy. "
target: Edookit
Edookit is a modern school information system in the Czech Republic. Edookit offers a cloud-based school information system that contains everything a school needs, including communication, timetable, grading, homework, certificates, class record book, payments and electronic GDPR consents.
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

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

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

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired InfoSnap, Inc.

synopsis: PowerSchool has purchased InfoSnap, the leading provider of cloud-based Online Registration Management and School Choice / Lottery solutions for K-12 public, private and charter schools. The acquisition cements a long-established, successful partnership between two market leaders and will allow InfoSnap and PowerSchool to grow more rapidly.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC (:$528.60)
PowerSchool is the most widely-used Student Information System, serving more than 40 million users including teachers, parents, students and administrators in more than 70 countries. PowerSchool plays a central role in K12 education, serving as the hub of customers’ education ecosystems. "
target: InfoSnap, Inc.
InfoSnap, Inc. is the leading provider of cloud-based registration management systems, including online Application, Admissions, School Choice/Lottery, New Student Enrollment and Returning Student Registration, and Staff Registration, designed for Pre K-12 independent, charter, and public schools.
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closed 6/18/2014 via Company Press Release

Blackbaud, Inc., acquired WhippleHill Communications

synopsis: Blackbaud, a leading provider of nonprofit software and services, announced the acquisition of WhippleHill Communications, Inc., a New Hampshire-based software company that exclusively serves K12 private schools through its innovative, cloud-based solutions.
buyer: Blackbaud, Inc. (BLKB:$965.67)
Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. "
target: WhippleHill Communications
WhippleHill provides cloud-based solutions to private schools. They streamline communications, enhance learning, connect people, manage enrollment, and increase efficiency so schools can focus on what really matters – student living and learning.
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closed 3/16/2021 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill, acquired Kidaptive

synopsis: McGraw Hill announced that it has acquired Kidaptive, Inc., an adaptive learning platform company with industry-leading expertise in learning science, early learning, and data analytics worldwide. Kidadaptive is the brainchild of Stanford alumni P.J. Gunsagar and Dylan Arena.
buyer: McGraw-Hill
McGraw Hill is a learning science company that delivers personalized learning experiences that drive results for students, parents, educators and professionals. They focus on educational equity, affordability and learning success to help learners build better lives. "
target: Kidaptive
Kidaptive, Inc. is an adaptive learning platform company with industry-leading expertise in learning science, early learning, and data analytics worldwide. Kidadaptive is the brainchild of Stanford alumni P.J. Gunsagar and Dylan Arena.
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closed 3/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Famly, acquired FirstSteps

synopsis: Famly, the #1 child care management software solution in the UK has acquired FirstSteps, a provider of nursery management software in the UK. FirstSteps provides Day Nurseries and Children's Centres with a complete solution for administering critical business areas, from basic record keeping to generating incomes, staffing and operational planning.
buyer: Famly
Famly is the #1 child care management software solution in the UK. Famly enables child care providers to register children securely, engage parents, and put an end to tedious admin. Their mobile platform provides solutions for parent communication, invoicing, staff scheduling, and more. "
target: FirstSteps
FirstSteps is a provider of nursery management software in the UK. FirstSteps provides Day Nurseries, Children's Centres, and Child Minders with a complete solution for administering critical business areas, from basic record keeping to generating incomes, staffing and operational planning.
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closed 3/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Famly, acquired FirstSteps

synopsis: Famly, the #1 child care management software solution in the UK has acquired FirstSteps, a provider of nursery management software in the UK. FirstSteps provides Day Nurseries and Children's Centres with a complete solution for administering critical business areas, from basic record keeping to generating incomes, staffing and operational planning.
buyer: Famly
Famly is the #1 child care management software solution in the UK. Famly enables child care providers to register children securely, engage parents, and put an end to tedious admin. Their mobile platform provides solutions for parent communication, invoicing, staff scheduling, and more. "
target: FirstSteps
FirstSteps is a provider of nursery management software in the UK. FirstSteps provides Day Nurseries, Children's Centres, and Child Minders with a complete solution for administering critical business areas, from basic record keeping to generating incomes, staffing and operational planning.
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closed 3/30/2022 via BNC Analysis

Famly, acquired FirstSteps

synopsis: Famly, the #1 child care management software solution in the UK has acquired FirstSteps, a provider of nursery management software in the UK. FirstSteps provides Day Nurseries and Children's Centres with a complete solution for administering critical business areas, from basic record keeping to generating incomes, staffing and operational planning.
buyer: Famly
Famly is the #1 child care management software solution in the UK. Famly enables child care providers to register children securely, engage parents, and put an end to tedious admin. Their mobile platform provides solutions for parent communication, invoicing, staff scheduling, and more. "
target: FirstSteps
FirstSteps is a provider of nursery management software in the UK. FirstSteps provides Day Nurseries, Children's Centres, and Child Minders with a complete solution for administering critical business areas, from basic record keeping to generating incomes, staffing and operational planning.
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closed 5/16/2019 via BusinessWire

UrbanSitter, acquired Sitter, Inc

synopsis: UrbanSitter, an online and mobile service that enables parents and caregivers to connect through people they know, announced that it has acquired the Denver-based startup Sitter Inc. Sitter Pro is a B2B solution designed to address the operational needs of thousands of sitter and nanny agencies across the nation.
buyer: UrbanSitter
UrbanSitter is an app and website that makes it easier for parents to find, book and pay trusted childcare, from date nights to full-time care. UrbanSitter taps into parents' networks to connect them with sitters of friends, co-workers, moms groups and parents from their kid's school. "
target: Sitter, Inc
Sitter is a technology company simplifying the process of scheduling, paying and finding sitters for busy parents. For businesses, Sitter Pro helps agencies with the technology necessary to compete with the national brands. Clients can book and pay caregivers without ever calling the office.
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closed 10/11/2022 via Company Press Release

ChildCareCRM, acquired MomentPath

synopsis: ChildCareCRM announced the acquisition of MomentPath, childcare management software, along with the rebranding of ChildcareCRM and the launch of their newest platform, LineLeader. MomentPath is a Care Relationship Management Platform that helps Early Childhood Education & Care centers ditch their daily paper sheets and engage with parents.
buyer: ChildCareCRM
ChildcareCRM believes early childhood learning centers play a pivotal role in a child’s educational journey. That’s why their founders created the first-ever CRM for the childcare industry more than a decade ago. ChildCareCRM aids in connecting with families at the right time and engaging with them."
target: MomentPath
MomentPath (formerly Tend.ly) is a Care Relationship Management Platform that helps Early Childhood Education & Care centers ditch their daily paper sheets and engage with parents in an easier, more meaningful, digital manner.
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closed 4/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Sen Corporation, acquired HOIKU ICT Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Sen Corporation, the company that operates Hi Cheese!, has acquired Tokyo-based Hoiku ICT Co., Ltd., a company that develops and provides a childcare work support system for kindergartens and nursery schools. Their cloud based platform offers solutions for child care management, attendance, sleep scheduling, allergy tracking, and more.
buyer: Sen Corporation
Sen Corporation has advanced experience in both IT and photography industry. Their service Hi Cheese! is a One-stop service for any kind of photo-related business. They send a trained professional photographer to schools to take photos, and upload photos to their website. "
target: HOIKU ICT Co., Ltd.
Hoiku ICT Co., Ltd. develops and provides a childcare work support system for kindergartens and nursery schools. The company is based in Tokyo, Japan. They support the realization of better childcare by supporting the school affairs with IT and increasing the time spent in contact with children.
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announced 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC

synopsis: Procare Software (Procare), a global leader in child care management solutions, will acquire Cirrus Group LLC, a leading online Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of dynamic operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities, school districts and community education centers.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Cirrus Group LLC
Cirrus Group LLC is a SaaS provider of operational, financial and customer management solutions for childcare facilities and school districts. Cirrus Group's solutions enable their clients to manage their enrollment, participant payments, staff scheduling and government compliancy requirements.
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closed 8/31/2022 via BNC Analysis

Kinside, acquired Leg Up, Inc.

synopsis: Kinside, a modern child care solution, has acquired LegUp, a universal child care enrollment system. LegUp makes child care more accessible by simplifying the enrollment process for providers and families. Their online enrollment management system allows child care providers to organize wait lists and share availability online.
buyer: Kinside
Kinside is a modern child care solution. Kinside's app connects working parents with available and reliable child care. Their platform makes it easy for parents to find open spots and savings at top-rated daycares and preschools near their home or work. "
target: Leg Up, Inc.
LegUp is a universal child care enrollment system. LegUp makes child care more accessible by simplifying the enrollment process for providers and families. Their online enrollment management system allows child care providers to organize wait lists and share availability online.
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closed 8/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Smartcare, acquired PreSchool2me

synopsis: Smartcare, a company that strives to uplift the early education sector by providing leading edge technology tools and training for strong child care center management and financial sustainability, has acquired Preschool2me, a software that focuses on connecting parents and childcare providers through digital daily reports, photos, and messages.
buyer: Smartcare
Smartcare strives to uplift the early education sector by providing leading edge technology tools and training for strong child care center management and financial sustainability. Their technology and training support better communication between staff and parents. "
target: PreSchool2me
Preschool2me software focuses on connecting parents and childcare providers through digital daily reports, photos, and messages. Their extensive director's dashboard also provides various time-saving tools to manage school centers.
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announced 5/15/2019 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Kinderlime

synopsis: Procare Software, a global leader in child care management solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kinderlime Inc., a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Kinderlime
Kinderlime Inc. is a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions. By simplifying licensing paperwork, attendance, parent billing, staffing and parent connections, Kinderlime has operationalized over 5,000 schools nationwide.
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closed 2/24/2009 via PR Newswire

Campusware merged with SchoolNet,

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

Harcourt Education, acquired Achieve! Data Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Global education provider Harcourt Education has acquired Achieve Data Solutions, a provider of web-based data analysis and reporting systems for schools. ADS will be part of Harcourt Connected Learning, a newly-formed division of Harcourt Education headed by Julie McGee.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier plc
buyer: Harcourt Education
Harcourt Education is a global education provider serving students and teachers in Pre-K through grade 12, adult learners, and readers of all ages. "
target: Achieve! Data Solutions, LLC
Achieve Data Solutions provides next generation web-based software and services to the K-12 market. Its signature product, DataDirector, has quickly become the gold standard for helping educators make sense of their data and is in use across the country by well over a 1,000 schools.
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closed 2/16/2022 via BNC Analysis

Eupheus Learning, acquired SchoolMitra

synopsis: Eupheus Learning, India's largest school-focused distribution platform, has acquired SchoolMitra, a school management system in India. SchoolMitra offers a SaaS platform with ERP, LMS, CRM and HRMS modules specifically designed to meet the requirements of Indian Schools. Their platform enables schools to better manage their day-to-day operations.
buyer: Eupheus Learning
Eupheus Learning is a Delhi based EdTech firm aiming to bridge the gap between in-class and at-home learning by offering pedagogically differentiated, technology-led solutions in the K-12 space. The company aims to reach millions of students across India through its curated educational offerings. "
target: SchoolMitra
SchoolMitra is a school management software system in India. SchoolMitra offers a SaaS platform with ERP, LMS, CRM and HRMS modules specifically designed to meet the requirements of Indian Schools. Their platform enables schools to better manage their day-to-day operations.
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closed 12/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Faria Education Group, acquired SchoolsBuddy

synopsis: Faria Education Group Limited, an international education systems and services provider, through its wholly-owned UK subsidiary, has acquired a majority interest in SchoolsBuddy, an activities management and payments solution serving more than 240 of the world’s leading international schools.
buyer: Faria Education Group
Faria Education Group was founded in 2006 to transition schools from paper onto a curriculum-focused learning platform. Today, Faria powers curriculum for more than 10,000 schools and districts and three million students. "
target: SchoolsBuddy
SchoolsBuddy is the complete extra-curricular management system available on both web and mobile. Designed for staff, students and parents, SchoolsBuddy features online signup, allocation, management, payments, and attendance for after school activities.
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closed 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Noodle, acquired Clark

synopsis: Noodle, an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning, has acquired Clark, a business software solution for tutors. Clark's business management software allows users to schedule new sessions, automatically remind students of upcoming sessions, and handle all client payments.
buyer: Noodle
Noodle is an education website helping parents and students make better decisions about learning. Through its unbiased data, Noodle connects students with schools, programs, resources, experts and more. Noodle offers unbiased information on more than 700,000 education providers and resources. "
target: Clark
Clark is a business software solution for tutors. Clark provides educators with the tools they need to build successful tutoring businesses. Their business management software allows users to schedule new sessions, automatically remind students of upcoming sessions, and handle all client payments.
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announced 4/16/2018 via BNC Analysis

Onex Corporation, will acquire PowerSchool Group LLC

synopsis: Onex Corporation and Vista Equity Partners announced Onex will acquire a stake in PowerSchool Group LLC from Vista, which will also invest new capital in the business. Onex And Vista Equity Partners will become equal partners In Powerschool, the leading education technology platform for K-12 schools.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$2,374.00)
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Through its Onex Partners and ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: PowerSchool Group LLC (:$528.60)
PowerSchool is the #1 leading education technology platform for K-12. They provide secure and compliant online solutions, including registration and school choice, student information systems, learning management and classroom collaboration, assessment, analytics, and special education management.
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closed 10/30/2017 via PR Newswire

BV Investment Partners, acquired SchoolMint

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

Education Brands, acquired Ravenna Solutions

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

Education Brands, acquired SchoolSpeak

synopsis: SchoolSpeak, a leading cloud-based School Management Solution provider to K-12 schools and dioceses is excited to announce they are formally joining forces with Education Brands, a division of MB Parent Holdings. SchoolSpeak is a vendor for Standards-Based Grading and Reporting as well as Data Collection for Catholic Dioceses across North America.
buyer parent: Genstar Capital LLC
buyer: Education Brands
Education Brands, a division of MB Holdings LLC, delight schools and families with their network of education-focused software and service companies. This network allows schools to leverage best practices that have been proven at some of the most effective, efficient schools in the country. "
target: SchoolSpeak
SchoolSpeak is a leading cloud-based School Management Solution provider to K-12 schools and dioceses. SchoolSpeak is a prominent vendor for Standards-Based Grading and Reporting as well as Data Collection and Dashboard Contribution for Catholic Dioceses throughout North America.
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

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

synopsis: Volaris Group announced that it has acquired The Alpha School System PTY LTD (“TASS”) of Brisbane, Australia. The company provides mission-critical School Information Systems (“SIS”) to K-12 independent and Catholic schools throughout Australia.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target: The Alpha School System PTY LTD
Founded in 1988, The Alpha School System PTY LTD's (TASS’) Web accessible solutions help to connect all key stakeholders – parents, teachers and students – across the school community.
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closed 10/5/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Blackbaud, Inc., acquired SmartTuition

synopsis: Blackbaud, Inc., the leading provider of software and services for the worldwide philanthropic community, announced the acquisition of Smart Tuition. Smart Tuition is a leading provider of payment software and services for private schools and parents.
buyer: Blackbaud, Inc. (BLKB:$965.67)
Blackbaud combines innovative software and services, and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud and on-premise solutions, as well as a resource network that empowers and connects organizations of all sizes. "
target: SmartTuition
Smart Tuition is a leader in providing a robust student billing and payments processing platform through its SaaS school accounts receivables offering. Smart Tuition supports the educational mission of faith based schools, as well as independent private schools across the United States.
price ($mm)
$190
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closed 8/4/2015 via paidContent.org

Vista Equity Partners, acquired PowerSchool Inc.

synopsis: Pearson plc has sold its PowerSchool business to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners. PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most widely used web-based SIS in North America.
buyer: Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on software and technology businesses. Vista Equity Partners understands the software business model and has specific operational improvements to create value, which they combine with a unique perspective. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: PowerSchool Inc. (:$528.60)
PowerSchool, the leading provider of K-12 student information systems (SIS), supported 15 million students in 73 countries in 2014, and its flagship product, PowerSchool is the most used web-based SIS in North America.
price ($mm)
$350
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$97
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