Like Rhithm Inc.

closed 4/21/2022 via BusinessWire

Securly, Inc., acquired Rhithm Inc.

synopsis: Securly, the student safety and wellness pioneer and a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, announced that it has acquired Rhithm, a wellness company that serves K-12 students, staff and administrators with wellness check-ins, practices, and lessons, while providing educators and administrators the most crucial data in the moment.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Securly, Inc.
Securly is the only whole-student success platform for K-12. Securly’s pioneering student safety technology enables district and school administrators, educators and parents to keep children safe and engaged, guiding them through an increasingly digital world. "
target: Rhithm Inc.
Rhithm is a wellness company that serves K-12 students, staff and administrators with wellness check-ins, practices, and lessons, while providing educators and administrators the most crucial data in the moment.
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closed 11/10/2020 via GlobeNewswire

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

synopsis: LINQ, a K-12 school management software provider, acquired Titan School Solutions (TITAN), a cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) school nutrition management provider and industry leader in school nutrition management solutions. The acquisition lets LINQ deliver innovative software solutions to K-12 school districts that they need.
buyer: EMS LINQ, Inc.
LINQ delivers a platform of fully-integrated solutions to help K-12 school districts manage their operations. LINQ’s platform includes solutions for finance & human resources, nutrition management, digital payments, school and district websites, custom forms including student registration, and more."
target parent: Anderee Berengian
target: TITAN School Solutions, Inc.
Titan is the school nutrition industry’s fastest growing software as a service (SaaS) provider, assisting schools across the U.S. and internationally with the only 100% cloud-based resources on the market for management and operations.
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announced 11/12/2021 via BNC Analysis

PowerSchool Group LLC, will acquire Kickboard

synopsis: Education technology company PowerSchool has announced it will acquire Kickboard, which produces K-12 education behavior management software, to help educators manage social emotional learning (SEL) and multi-tiered systems of support.
buyer parent: Onex Corporation
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC (:$528.60)
PowerSchool's mission is to power the education ecosystem with unified technology that helps educators and students realize their potential. PowerSchool helps schools and districts efficiently manage instruction, grading, attendance, analytics, state reporting, talent, finance, and HR. "
target: Kickboard
Kickboard produces K-12 education behavior management software. By combining powerful behavioral management and intervention technology with impactful leadership coaching, Kickboard schools are better equipped to support a dynamic learning environment.
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closed 7/9/2015 via PR Web

Magnus Health Technology, acquired CareFlow, LLC

synopsis: Magnus Health, the leading provider of student medical record software and services, announced the acquisition of CareFlow, a Pennsylvania-based software company that serves K-12 private schools through its student health record software.
buyer: Magnus Health Technology
Magnus Health is the leading provider of a web-based SMR (student medical record) solution designed specifically for use in schools. Magnus Health’s primary focus is streamlining the collection and secure storage of student health information. "
target: CareFlow, LLC
CareFlow is an Electronic Student Health Record & Practice Management Solution focused on efficient healthcare management and coordinated care for schools. CareFlow makes collaboration easier for school nurses, school counselors, and athletic trainers.
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closed 7/27/2018 via BNC Analysis

Population Health Innovations Inc., acquired Health eTools

synopsis: Dr. Ken Melani, the former CEO of Highmark Inc., and Topanga Partners Venture Fund formed Population Health Innovations Inc. and acquired Health eTools. Health eTools is an electric health records software platform manages the electronic health records of about 250,000 K-12 students at 560 public and private schools across Pennsylvania.
buyer parent: Topanga Partners Venture Fund
buyer: Population Health Innovations Inc.
Population Health Innovations Inc. (PHI) is a newly formed company in Pittsburgh, PA. It was formed by Dr. Ken Melani, the former CEO of Highmark Inc. and Topanga Partners Venture Fund, a Pittsburgh-based private equity firm. "
target: Health eTools
Health eTools is an electric health records software platform manages the electronic health records of about 250,000 K-12 students at 560 public and private schools across Pennsylvania.
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closed 11/19/2020 via GlobeNewswire

AssetWorks, acquired Go Solutions

synopsis: AssetWorks, a leading provider of business and asset management solutions, has acquired Go Solutions Group, Inc., a custom software and solutions provider. Go Solutions helps school districts to streamline special education student data and expand their Medicaid billing efforts.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: AssetWorks
AssetWorks delivers industry-leading business solutions to help asset- and infrastructure-intensive organizations. Using the latest cloud and mobile computing technologies, their asset management solutions and domain expertise help organizations eliminate waste, redundancy, and inefficiency. "
target: Go Solutions
Go Solutions is a custom software and solutions provider. Go Solutions helps school districts to streamline special education student data and expand their Medicaid billing efforts. Their solutions simplifies the Medicaid reimbursement process and provides special education staff utilization data.
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closed 10/16/2019 via Company Press Release

Frontline Education, acquired Accelify, LLC

synopsis: Frontline Education, a leading provider of school administration software for K-12, has acquired Accelify, a company that provides cutting-edge special education management systems designed to facilitate special education program operations and compliance and support accurate and timely Medicaid reimbursement for school districts.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is the leading provider of school administration software, empowering strategic K-12 leaders with the right tools, data and insights to proactively manage human capital, business operations and special education. "
target: Accelify, LLC
Accelify is a leading provider of special education management systems that are designed to help school districts strengthen special education operations and compliance and maximize Medicaid reimbursement.
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closed 6/9/2022 via Company Press Release

CentralReach, acquired LiftEd

synopsis: CentralReach has acquired LiftEd, a cloud-based software that helps therapists, educators and paraprofessionals in PreK-12 public, private, and charter schools measurably improve teaching and learning outcomes for students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and related intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: CentralReach
CentralReach is the leading provider of autism and IDD care software, providing the only complete, end-to-end software and services platform that helps children and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and related intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) achieve better outcomes. "
target: LiftEd
LiftEd is a cloud-based software that helps therapists, educators and paraprofessionals in PreK-12 public, private, and charter schools measurably improve teaching and learning outcomes for students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder and related intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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closed 2/24/2021 via Company Press Release

CentralReach, acquired Avail Support Limited

synopsis: CentralReach, a provider of electronic medical record (EMR), practice management, and clinical solutions announced the acquisition of Irish-based Avail Support Limited, a provider of evidence-based digital content management and data collection solutions serving the education, employment support services, and adult transition services markets.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: CentralReach
CentralReach is a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce superior outcomes for people with autism. They are revolutionizing the ABA space with cutting-edge solutions. "
target: Avail Support Limited
Irish Avail Support Limited is a provider of evidence-based digital content management and data collection solutions serving the education, employment support services, and adult transition services markets. Avail Support’s platform, avail®, provides support for neurodiverse individuals.
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closed 12/22/2021 via Yahoo, Inc.

Teaching Strategies, Inc., acquired Noni Educational Solutions, LLC

synopsis: Teaching Strategies, a leading developer of early childhood curriculum, assessment, professional learning, and family engagement solutions, acquired Noni Educational Solutions, a trauma-focused edtech start-up that has developed a groundbreaking, app-based resource designed to support preschool-5th grade teachers.
buyer parent: Summit Partners
buyer: Teaching Strategies, Inc.
Teaching Strategies provides the most innovative and effective curriculum, assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to programs serving children from birth through third grade. "
target: Noni Educational Solutions, LLC
Noni Educational Solutions is a trauma-focused edtech start-up that has developed a groundbreaking, app-based resource designed to support preschool-5th grade teachers working with children who have been impacted by trauma. noni™ for Teachers is an app-based digital coach.
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announced 4/8/2021 via PR Web

Intellispark, will acquire Scholar Centric

synopsis: Intellispark, an education technology company, will acquire ScholarCentric, an evidence-based social-emotional learning and resiliency program, from Graduation Alliance. Intellispark will incorporate the capabilities of ScholarCentric into the Intellispark student success platform as the Intellispark SEL & Resiliency Program.
buyer: Intellispark
Intellispark is an education technology company focused on improving student success for PreK-12 schools The company has developed an innovative SaaS product that makes it easy for districts and schools to check in with their students throughout the school year. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: Scholar Centric
ScholarCentric provides educators with innovative solutions to assess and teach critical social and emotional skills. Its Success Highway resiliency solution provides educators with actionable data so they can analyze the root causes of disengagement.
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closed 6/26/2007 via PR Newswire

ConnectivHealth, acquired Relegent

synopsis: ConnectivHealth today announced it has acquired Relegent, a Nashville, Tenn.--based provider of health care information to the hospital and education industries. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: Chrysalis Ventures
buyer: ConnectivHealth
ConnectivHealth is building a network of health care information and new media businesses that enable the delivery, distribution, and organization of important health information for physicians, health care professionals, hospitals, and consumers. "
target: Relegent
Relegent is a leading health care information and marketing firm based in Nashville. Relegent owns and operates HealthTeacher, the leading K-12 online health curriculum. The company also exclusively markets Discovery Hospital content to hospitals.
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closed 4/14/2021 via Company Press Release

Pathway Vet Alliance, acquired Vetspire

synopsis: Pathway Vet Alliance, a leading veterinary management group serving pets and their parents at more than 400 locations throughout the U.S., has acquired Vetspire, an artificial intelligence veterinary medical record and practice management platform. Vetspire’s software is designed to ease the burden for veterinarians and veterinary professionals.
buyer: Pathway Vet Alliance
Pathway Vet Alliance is an industry leading veterinary management group serving pets and their parents throughout the U.S. Pathway provides practices with operational support, tools and resources and take an active role in fueling their success. "
target: Vetspire
Vetspire is an Artificial Intelligence driven veterinary medical records and practice management platform. Vetspire impacts every aspect of patient care, from AI assistance in the exam room to managing client communications and clinical analytics.
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closed 4/20/2022 via BNC Analysis

BookMyShow, acquired Tribevibe Entertainment Private Limited

synopsis: India-based BookMyShow has acquired a majority stake in media & entertainment startup Tribevibe. Founded in 2019 by Shoven Shah, TribeVibe is an engagement platform for college festivals that helps institutions manage events across multiple formats and genres. The startup also offers artist management, collaborating to produce college events.
buyer: BookMyShow
BookMyShow is India’s largest online entertainment ticketing platform that allows users to book tickets for movies, plays, sports and live events through its website, mobile app and mobile site. BookMyShow is now present in over 650 towns and cities across India. "
target: Tribevibe Entertainment Private Limited
Founded in 2019 by Shoven Shah, India-based TribeVibe is an engagement platform for college festivals that helps colleges host events across multiple formats and genres. The startup also offers artist management, collaborating with them to produce college events across the country.
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closed 9/29/2020 via GlobeNewswire

EMS LINQ, Inc., acquired Colyar Technology Solutions

synopsis: EMS LINQ INC, an integrated administrative software solution for K-12 schools and districts, has acquired Colyar Technology Solutions, a school nutrition management software provider. The partnership brings together industry leading solutions that empower schools and state agencies to streamline the management of their child nutrition programs.
buyer: EMS LINQ, Inc.
LINQ delivers a full suite of integrated solutions, including analytics, to help K-12 school districts better manage their operations. LINQ’s platform includes solutions for finance & HR, school and district websites, custom forms including student registration, and document management. "
target parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
target: Colyar Technology Solutions
Colyar Technology Solutions is a full-service consulting firm that specializes in the design, development, and implementation of Child Nutrition, Food Distribution, and Compliance management software.
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closed 3/27/2017 via PE Hub

Gold Star Foods, acquired Colyar Technology Solutions

synopsis: Gold Star Foods has acquired Colyar Technology Solutions, a leading designer, developer and marketer of food distribution and compliance management software. Many U.S. states currently use Colyar Technology Solutions’ cloud-based solutions to properly track and document government funding allocations for government food distribution programs.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Gold Star Foods
Gold Star Foods, based in Ontario, CA, is a leading distributor of approved foods for school meals in the Southwestern United States, whose customers include the Los Angeles Unified School District, California’s largest and the nation’s second-largest school district, among others. "
target: Colyar Technology Solutions
Colyar Technology Solutions (CTS) is a full-service consulting firm that specializes in the design, development, and implementation of Child Nutrition, Food Distribution, and Compliance management software.
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closed 4/10/2014 via BusinessWire

Heartland Payment Systems Inc., acquired MCS Software

synopsis: Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payments processors, has acquired MCS Software, an innovative provider of school foodservice point-of-sale, back office and online payment solutions for more than 4,000 K-12 schools nationwide.
buyer: Heartland Payment Systems Inc. (HPY:$2,682.40)
Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, mobile commerce, e-commerce, marketing solutions, security technology, payroll solutions, and related business solutions and services to more than 275,000 business and educational locations nationwide. "
target: MCS Software
MCS Software provides the most innovative, easy-to-use and reliable software solutions, all supported with superior service to significantly increase efficiencies for schools nationwide.
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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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closed 11/3/2016 via Market Wire

Brightwheel, acquired MyChild

synopsis: Brightwheel, the first all-in-one platform for early education, announced it has acquired MyChild, a company with a similar focus on helping schools and childcare providers go paperless. MyChild is a parent engagement tool that helps users focus on child development instead of paperwork.
buyer: Brightwheel
Brightwheel is the first all-in-one platform for early education. Through brightwheel, teachers can easily track attendance, record assessments, share photos and notes, and gain insights into daily activities -- while administrators can manage enrollment, staffing, licensing requirements, and more. "
target: MyChild
MyChild is a parent engagement tool that helps users focus on child development instead of paperwork. Clients benefit from increased parent engagement, higher retention of children and staff, and decreased costs.
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closed 2/26/2020 via GlobeNewswire

CentralReach, acquired Thread Learning, Inc.

synopsis: CentralReach has acquired Thread Learning, a company that offers a powerful, intuitive, and offline-capable data collection solution primarily designed for clinicians and educators to provide autism therapy services in center-based clinics and schools.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: CentralReach
CentralReach is a leading provider of electronic health record (EHR) and practice management solutions that enable applied behavior analysis (ABA) clinicians and educators to produce superior outcomes for people with autism. They are revolutionizing the ABA space with cutting-edge solutions. "
target: Thread Learning, Inc.
Thread offers a powerful, intuitive, and offline-capable data collection solution primarily designed for clinicians and educators to provide autism therapy services in center-based clinics and schools.
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closed 4/21/2022 via BusinessWire

Securly, Inc., acquired Rhithm Inc.

synopsis: Securly, the student safety and wellness pioneer and a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, announced that it has acquired Rhithm, a wellness company that serves K-12 students, staff and administrators with wellness check-ins, practices, and lessons, while providing educators and administrators the most crucial data in the moment.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Securly, Inc.
Securly is the only whole-student success platform for K-12. Securly’s pioneering student safety technology enables district and school administrators, educators and parents to keep children safe and engaged, guiding them through an increasingly digital world. "
target: Rhithm Inc.
Rhithm is a wellness company that serves K-12 students, staff and administrators with wellness check-ins, practices, and lessons, while providing educators and administrators the most crucial data in the moment.
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closed 4/21/2022 via BusinessWire

Securly, Inc., acquired Rhithm Inc.

synopsis: Securly, the student safety and wellness pioneer and a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital, announced that it has acquired Rhithm, a wellness company that serves K-12 students, staff and administrators with wellness check-ins, practices, and lessons, while providing educators and administrators the most crucial data in the moment.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Securly, Inc.
Securly is the only whole-student success platform for K-12. Securly’s pioneering student safety technology enables district and school administrators, educators and parents to keep children safe and engaged, guiding them through an increasingly digital world. "
target: Rhithm Inc.
Rhithm is a wellness company that serves K-12 students, staff and administrators with wellness check-ins, practices, and lessons, while providing educators and administrators the most crucial data in the moment.
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closed 3/2/2022 via BusinessWire

Securly, Inc., acquired Dyknow

synopsis: Securly, Inc. has acquired Dyknow, LLC, a device monitoring solution for K-12 schools and districts with school-issued devices. Securly and Dyknow’s combined product portfolio will accelerate student safety and wellness initiatives by providing customers and partners with an expanded set of trusted solutions under a single, unified platform.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Securly, Inc.
Securly is the only whole-student success platform for K-12. Securly’s pioneering student safety technology enables district and school administrators, educators and parents to keep children safe and engaged, guiding them through an increasingly digital world. "
target: Dyknow
Dyknow is a leading device monitoring solution for K-12 schools and districts with school-issued devices. Dyknow Classroom Management empowers Teachers to defeat distractions, increase student engagement, and teach confidently with technology.
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closed 3/16/2021 via BusinessWire

Golden Gate Capital, acquired Securly, Inc.

synopsis: Golden Gate Capital, a leading private equity investment firm, has acquired Securly, the Silicon Valley-based student safety pioneers. Securly is an end-to-end student safety and device management platform serving more than 10 million students globally across 2,500 K-12 school districts.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with over $17 billion of committed capital. The principals of Golden Gate Capital have a long and successful history of investing across a wide range of industries and transaction types. "
target: Securly, Inc.
Securly is the end-to-end student safety and device management platform for K–12. Securly’s unified solutions address the student digital experience from all angles, with industry-leading AI and cloud-based technologies.
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closed 3/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Securly, Inc., acquired TechPilot Labs

synopsis: Securly, a company that designs and develops cloud based filtering solutions for schools, has acquired TechPilot Labs, a software development company producing mobile device management solutions with a heavy focus in the K-12 education space.
buyer: Securly, Inc.
Securly, Inc. designs and develops cloud based filtering solutions for schools. It offers In-School Filtering and Take-Home Filtering solutions for students with secure access to learning tools, such as YouTube, Google, and Wikipedia in the classroom. "
target: TechPilot Labs
TechPilot Labs is a software development company producing mobile device management solutions with a heavy focus in the K-12 education space. TechPilot products are used to manage Apple platforms as well as Chrome.
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announced 5/3/2022 via PR Newswire

Family Zone Cyber Safety, will acquire Qustodio

synopsis: Family Zone, a cyber safety company in Australia, will acquire Qustodio, a global leader in family online safety. Qustodio help parents and schools to protect children against inappropriate content, online predators, and cyberbullies. Their platform allows users to manage screen time, block harmful content, and promote healthier online activity.
buyer: Family Zone Cyber Safety (ASX:FZO:$6.37)
Family Zone is a cyber safety company in Australia. Family Zone provides an innovative, simple to use, cyber safety solution that works in and out of home to enable parents to block apps and filter adult content, restrict social media use and automatically schedule screen times by child. "
target: Qustodio
Qustodio is a global leader in family online safety. Qustodio help parents and schools to protect children against inappropriate content, online predators, and cyberbullies. Their platform allows users to manage screen time, block harmful content, and promote healthier online activity.
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closed 3/16/2021 via BusinessWire

Golden Gate Capital, acquired Securly, Inc.

synopsis: Golden Gate Capital, a leading private equity investment firm, has acquired Securly, the Silicon Valley-based student safety pioneers. Securly is an end-to-end student safety and device management platform serving more than 10 million students globally across 2,500 K-12 school districts.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based private equity investment firm with over $17 billion of committed capital. The principals of Golden Gate Capital have a long and successful history of investing across a wide range of industries and transaction types. "
target: Securly, Inc.
Securly is the end-to-end student safety and device management platform for K–12. Securly’s unified solutions address the student digital experience from all angles, with industry-leading AI and cloud-based technologies.
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closed 3/11/2019 via BusinessWire

Securly, Inc., acquired TechPilot Labs

synopsis: Securly, a company that designs and develops cloud based filtering solutions for schools, has acquired TechPilot Labs, a software development company producing mobile device management solutions with a heavy focus in the K-12 education space.
buyer: Securly, Inc.
Securly, Inc. designs and develops cloud based filtering solutions for schools. It offers In-School Filtering and Take-Home Filtering solutions for students with secure access to learning tools, such as YouTube, Google, and Wikipedia in the classroom. "
target: TechPilot Labs
TechPilot Labs is a software development company producing mobile device management solutions with a heavy focus in the K-12 education space. TechPilot products are used to manage Apple platforms as well as Chrome.
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closed 10/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Family Zone Cyber Safety, acquired Linewize

synopsis: Perth-based cyber safety vendor Family Zone has acquired New Zealand-based education technology firm Linewize as part of its continuing expansion in the education sector. Linewize, founded in 2013 by Scott Noakes and Michael Lawson, provides a cloud-managed firewall service specifically developed for the education sector.
buyer: Family Zone Cyber Safety (ASX:FZO:$6.37)
Family Zone Cyber Safety is an innovative, simple to use, cyber safety solution that works in and out of home to enable parents to block apps and filter adult content, restrict social media use and automatically schedule screen times by child. "
target: Linewize
Linewize, founded in 2013 by Scott Noakes and Michael Lawson, provides a cloud-managed firewall service specifically developed for the education sector. Linewize is passionate about making student internet management easy.
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closed 3/2/2022 via BusinessWire

Securly, Inc., acquired Dyknow

synopsis: Securly, Inc. has acquired Dyknow, LLC, a device monitoring solution for K-12 schools and districts with school-issued devices. Securly and Dyknow’s combined product portfolio will accelerate student safety and wellness initiatives by providing customers and partners with an expanded set of trusted solutions under a single, unified platform.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Securly, Inc.
Securly is the only whole-student success platform for K-12. Securly’s pioneering student safety technology enables district and school administrators, educators and parents to keep children safe and engaged, guiding them through an increasingly digital world. "
target: Dyknow
Dyknow is a leading device monitoring solution for K-12 schools and districts with school-issued devices. Dyknow Classroom Management empowers Teachers to defeat distractions, increase student engagement, and teach confidently with technology.
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closed 6/17/2021 via GlobeNewswire

Frontline Education, acquired Hayes Software Systems

synopsis: Frontline Education, a leading provider of K-12 school administration software, has acquired Hayes Software Systems from Transition Capital Partners. Hayes Software Systems provides solutions for asset management and inventory control with integrated help desk capabilities for K-12 schools.
buyer parent: Thoma Bravo, LLC
buyer: Frontline Education
Frontline Education is the leading provider of school administration software, empowering strategic K-12 leaders with the right tools, data and insights to proactively manage human capital, business operations and special education. "
target parent: Transition Capital Partners
target: Hayes Software Systems
Based in Austin, TX, Hayes Software Systems provides SaaS solutions to empower K-12 school administrators. Schools partner with Hayes to address their asset management, inventory control and integrated help desk needs with simple, easy-to-use solutions, including TIPWeb-IT, TIPWeb-IM and GetHelp.
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closed 11/25/2020 via Company Press Release

Civica, acquired Parago Software Inc

synopsis: Civica Group, a global leader in business-critical software, has acquired Parago Software, a school management software provider in the UK. Parago offers a school IT asset and estate management system. Their software enables schools, trusts and districts to more efficiently manage their PCs, software, and all of their fixed and mobile assets.
buyer parent: Partners Group Holding AG
buyer: Civica
Civica is a UK-based specialist in business critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services for the public sector and regulated markets. Their software and services support functions range from financial management and tax & benefits processing to medical records management "
target: Parago Software Inc
Parago Software is a school management software provider in the UK. Parago offers a school IT asset and estate management system. Their software enables schools, trusts and districts to more efficiently manage their PCs, software, and all of their fixed and mobile assets.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BNC Analysis

Sumeru Equity Partners, acquired GoGuardian

synopsis: GoGuardian, a Los Angeles-based provider of device management and internet filtering software for Chromebooks used in K-12 schools, has raised money as part of a strategic investment from Sumeru Equity Partners. Sumeru is now a majority shareholder of the company.
buyer: Sumeru Equity Partners
Sumeru Equity Partners is a technology-focused private equity firm. The company invests in building leaders in software, technology enabled services, and hardware. SEP partners with management teams and adds value through deep sector expertise and the application of strategic and operating services."
target: GoGuardian
GoGuardian provides Chromebook management solutions that keep students safer online and make teaching easier. They provide tools for teachers to help them connect with their students, safely guide them through online content, and manage technology in the classroom.
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closed 5/24/2017 via PR Newswire

IRIS Software Group Limited, acquired Results Squared Limited

synopsis: Leading UK business-critical software provider, IRIS Software Group, is announcing it has acquired Results Squared. Results Squared offers a range of solutions including School Asset Manager, a complete asset management system using the latest cloud and mobile app technology. This is complemented with a parent engagement service.
buyer parent: HgCapital
buyer: IRIS Software Group Limited
IRIS is one of the most trusted business critical software and services providers in the UK. Iris offers the greatest range of specialist accountancy, financial management, human resource management and payroll solutions - delivered as a choice of integrated on premise software and cloud-based apps."
target: Results Squared Limited
Results Squared offers a range of solutions including School Asset Manager, a complete asset management system using the latest cloud and mobile app technology. This is complemented with a parent engagement service, allowing schools to securely engage with parents.
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closed 2/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Transition Capital Partners, acquired Hayes Software Systems

synopsis: Transition Capital Partners (“TCP”), a Dallas-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hayes Software Systems (“Hayes”). Hayes is the leader in inventory control SaaS software and services for the K-12 education market, providing solutions designed to assist school districts in effectively managing their inventories.
buyer: Transition Capital Partners
Transition Capital Partners (“TCP”) is a Dallas, TX based, family office funded, private investment firm. Founded in 1993, TCP has successfully invested in over 40 lower middle market companies spanning a diverse array of industries. "
target: Hayes Software Systems
Hayes Software Systems specializes in providing industry leading solutions focused on school asset management and textbook inventory management. The results are increased efficiencies, time and cost savings, and powerful reporting.
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closed 6/27/2022 via BNC Analysis

Sourcewell, acquired FilterED Effect

synopsis: Sourcewell, a self-supporting government organization, has acquired FilterED from GreyED, a company that helps schools to maximize the use of technology. FilterED is a cloud-based platform for schools that collects, measures and analyzes school technology information. FilterED gives school leaders a full view of how their district uses technology.
buyer: Sourcewell
Sourcewell is a self-supporting government organization, partnering with education, government, and nonprofits to boost student and community success. Sourcewell offers training and shared services to their central Minnesota members, and cooperative purchasing solutions throughout North America. "
target parent: GreyED Solutions
target: FilterED Effect
FilterED is a cloud-based platform for schools that collects, measures and analyzes school technology information. FilterED give school leaders a full view of how their district uses technology so they can prioritize initiatives, track growth, and quickly provide updates to their school board.
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closed 1/12/2022 via BusinessWire

Lightspeed Systems Inc., acquired CatchOn

synopsis: Lightspeed Systems, a trusted partner in learning safety and effectiveness, announced that it has acquired the ENA (Educations Network of America) affiliate CatchOn, Inc. CatchOn is a leading provider of learning analytics for schools. CatchOn is a real-time data analytics provider that captures and shares insights on technology usage.
buyer: Lightspeed Systems Inc.
With over 20 years of providing technology to meet the needs of schools, Lightspeed Systems® is the market leader in online student safety and effectiveness. Lightspeed Systems provides schools worldwide with the most effective web filter, student safety monitor, and classroom management software. "
target parent: Zelnick Media Capital
target: CatchOn
Founded in 2016, CatchOn is a real-time data analytics provider that captures and shares insights on technology usage, data privacy, and student engagement to create more efficient and student-focused educational strategies.
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closed 6/26/2018 via PR Web

Education Networks of America, acquired CatchOn

synopsis: Education Networks of America (ENA), a provider of transformative technology solutions, has acquired CatchOn, a Dallas-based education technology company. CatchOn is an administrative tool that provides district technology leaders with real-time evidence about app use, implementation fidelity, cost and ROI.
buyer parent: Zelnick Media Capital
buyer: Education Networks of America
Education Networks of America (ENA) delivers transformative connectivity, communication, cloud and security services, supported by exceptional customer care, to education and library communities across the United States. "
target: CatchOn
CatchOn is an administrative tool that provides district technology leaders with real-time evidence about app use, implementation fidelity, cost and ROI. The tool collects data on every device, app, software and website activity, allowing districts to see activities on all devices at their schools.
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closed 2/6/2019 via GlobeNewswire

JAMF, acquired ZuluDesk B.V.

synopsis: Jamf, the world leader in macOS and iOS management, has acquired ZuluDesk, a Dutch provider of powerful, cost effective Mobile Device Management systems for the modern digital classroom. ZuluDesk enables teachers to manage all Apple devices in their classroom, resulting in less distractions during class.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: JAMF (JAMF:$290.23)
Since 2002, Jamf has been focused on helping organizations succeed with Apple. Jamf is committed to enabling IT to empower end users and bring the legendary Apple experience to businesses, education and government organizations via its Jamf Pro and Jamf Now solutions. "
target: ZuluDesk B.V.
ZuluDesk is a Dutch provider of powerful, cost effective Mobile Device Management systems for the modern digital classroom. ZuluDesk enables teachers to manage all Apple devices in their classroom, resulting in less distractions during class.
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announced 5/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

iFLYTEK, will acquire Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd

synopsis: Iflytek Co., Ltd. declared intent to acquire 100% stake in Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd. who is engaged in education information service, with schools and educational government agencies as customers.
buyer: iFLYTEK (SZSE:002230:$418.02)
iFLYTEK is a national key software enterprise dedicated to the research of intelligent speech and language technologies, development of software and chip products, provision of speech information services, and integration of E-government systems. "
target: Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd
Beijing Lezhixing Software Co., Ltd. designs and develops educational information software and online education public cloud platforms which include digital campus, educational cloud platform, and educational Internet of Things. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Beijing, China.
price ($mm)
$76
rev ($mm)
$34
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.3x
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closed 7/14/2021 via BusinessWire

finalsite, acquired SchoolPointe, Inc.

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

CivicPlus, acquired Virtual Towns & Schools

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

finalsite, acquired School Website

synopsis: Finalsite, the leading website provider and communications platform for the education industry, announced that it has acquired School Website, the largest SaaS-based CMS software provider to schools in the UK. Following the acquisition of School Website, Finalsite will serve over 2,500 schools in more than 70 countries.
buyer parent: Bridge Growth Partners, LLC
buyer: finalsite
Finalsite's online learning and communications platform facilitates the distribution of digital content across school communities and in classrooms via a proprietary, SaaS-based software suite accessed through desktops and mobile devices. "
target: School Website
Founded by Daniel Clarke in 2004, School Website is the UK’s leading provider of websites to education, with a portfolio of more than 450 independent schools and 600 primary and secondary schools, as well as the UK’s leading multi-academy trusts.
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closed 7/1/2016 via Company Press Release

BigAir, acquired CyberHound Pty Ltd.

synopsis: BigAir Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of all the shares in CyberHound Pty Ltd. CyberHound provides a fully managed security solution to the business market and is the leading provider of Cybersafety and digital learning enablement services to the education sector in Australia, currently supporting more than 350 schools.
buyer: BigAir (ASX:BGL:$57.85)
The BigAir Group is an Australian public company which has quickly grown into one of Australia’s leading providers of managed services and cloud-based solutions, networking infrastructure, and fully managed campus-based networking. "
target: CyberHound Pty Ltd.
CyberHound develops learning enablement and cybersafety solutions for K-12 classrooms. With Sixth Sense Technology they provide ‘Actionable Intelligence’ to enhance visibility and insight into internet and network-based activity, capturing issues such as cyberbullying, self-harm and radicalisation.
price ($mm)
$5.22
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closed 1/12/2016 via PR Newswire

Bloomberg Vault, acquired NetBox Blue Pty Ltd

synopsis: Bloomberg announced that is has acquired the intellectual property, patents, and engineering assets of Netbox Blue, a global provider of social media risk management and compliance solutions. Netbox Blue's social media monitoring and goverance technology will enchance Bloomberg's enterprise compliance platform called Bloomberg Vault.
buyer parent: Bloomberg L.P.
buyer: Bloomberg Vault
Bloomberg Vault is a secure managed service for information governance, surveillance, data analytics and trade reconstruction across the enterprise. It leverages the scalability and reliability of Bloomberg's global infrastructure, which distributes messages and manages billion archived records. "
target: NetBox Blue Pty Ltd
Netbox Blue is a leading provider of innovative internet compliance, management and security solutions. Netbox Blue provides organisations with unique, real-time social media analysis and controls with predictive outcomes and benefits.
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