Like Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

announced 12/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Ex Libris Ltd., will acquire Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

synopsis: Ex Libris, a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions to create, manage, and share knowledge, will acquire Innovative, a leading provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and specialty libraries.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions to create, manage, and share knowledge. It develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching, and drive student mobile engagement. "
target: Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Innovative Interfaces creates products that allow libraries to succeed in a modern technology environment and implement solutions that meet their needs. Their solutions create efficiencies that significantly reduce workload, enabling librarians to focus on their most significant responsibilities.
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closed 11/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Yoni Groupe, acquired Decalog

synopsis: Groupe Yoni, a leader in specialized software solutions for the Watchmaking, Jewelery, Goldsmith and Collective Catering businesses, has acquired Decalog. Collaborating with thousands of librarians, archives and museums, DECALOG develops advanced software solutions that enables institutions to manage the full spectrum of library materials.
buyer: Yoni Groupe
A family business for over 30 years, Groupe Yoni specializes in publishing business software for professionals in the Watch and Jewelery, Goldsmithing and Collective Catering industry. "
target: Decalog
Collaborating with thousands of librarians, archives and museums, DECALOG develops advanced software solutions that enables institutions to manage the full spectrum of library materials, archives, collections and processes and to empower patrons to identify and obtain the information they need.
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closed 8/21/2017 via BusinessWire

Lucidea, acquired Eloquent Systems

synopsis: Lucidea, the leading provider of library automation and knowledge management solutions to organizations worldwide, has acquired Eloquent Systems. Eloquent, based in Vancouver, BC, is an applications developer offering mobile-friendly knowledge management software for professionals who manage archives, libraries, museums and records.
buyer: Lucidea
Lucidea, based in Canada, is the developer of a full portfolio of solutions including SydneyEnterprise, LawPort, LookUp Precision, Argus, CuadraSTAR, Inmagic Presto and GeniePlus, offering KM and library automation systems that deliver improved access to organizational knowledge. "
target: Eloquent Systems
Eloquent Systems, Inc., or Eloquent, is a Canada-based applications developer of knowledge management software for professionals who manage archives, libraries, and records. They provide tools for organizing information about physical and digital assets so that all stakeholders find what they need.
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closed 11/4/2013 via Company Press Release

SirsiDynix, acquired EOS International

synopsis: SirsiDynix, a library management technology company, announced the acquisition of EOS International, a California-based technology company that develops award-winning solutions for legal, government, corporate, medical, and other special library customers.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: SirsiDynix
SirsiDynix connects people with knowledge at more than 23,000 libraries around the world. Through library management technology and search and discovery tools, libraries using SirsiDynix technology bring relevant resources and the power of knowledge to their users and communities. "
target: EOS International
For over 30 years, Electronic Online Systems (EOS) International has been developing, marketing and supporting award-winning library automation and knowledge management solutions for thousands of special libraries worldwide.
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closed 3/6/2013 via BNC Analysis

Axiell Group AB, acquired Adlib Information Systems BV

synopsis: Axiell Group AB acquired Dutch company, Adlib Information Systems, which develops innovative yet sustainable software solutions which simplify the processes of managing and sharing collections of all types. The acquisition improves Axiell's presence, particularly in countries such as Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK and Ireland.
buyer: Axiell Group AB
Axiell Group AB develops and supplies IT and Web systems and services to archives, libraries, and museums. It offers Axiell Arena, a Web based solution, which enables libraries, museums, or archives to share information with its visitors; and visitors to share their points of view. "
target: Adlib Information Systems BV
Adlib Information Systems is a specialist software company with a history of service to the library, museum and archive sector. Their range of software products streamline the processes of collections and knowledge management in cultural institutions, universities and businesses all over the world.
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closed 10/24/2011 via BusinessWire

SydneyPLUS, purchased Special Library Business from Inmagic, Inc.

synopsis: SydneyPLUS and Inmagic, Inc. announced the acquisition of Inmagic’s special library business by SydneyPLUS. The special library business includes Inmagic’s DB/Text® Library Suite of products, a full-featured library management system that combines highly flexible information management tools with a Web-based integrated library system.
buyer: SydneyPLUS
Leading organizations around the globe use SydneyPLUS knowledge management solutions for MS SQL and Oracle to increase collaboration amongst staff, improve customer service, eliminate redundant processes and to enhance productivity. "
seller: Inmagic, Inc.
Inmagic’s DB/Text® Library Suite of products is a full-featured library management system that combines highly flexible information management tools with a Web-based integrated library system to easily manage, publish, and access library and resource center assets.
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closed 5/18/2011 via BusinessWire

DEMCO, Inc., acquired Evanced Solutions, Inc.

synopsis: DEMCO, Inc., a leading library supplier, has announced the acquisition of Evanced Solutions, a market leader in developing and distributing solutions allowing libraries to web-enable their services and streamline day-to-day management tasks. Evanced Solutions offers software and dedicated service for libraries of all types and budgets.
buyer parent: Wall Family Enterprise
buyer: DEMCO, Inc.
DEMCO provides product and service solutions to libraries and schools to help them better meet the needs of their communities. Products include a full range of supplies, equipment, furniture and technology including a comprehensive interior design service for libraries and schools nationwide. "
target: Evanced Solutions, Inc.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Evanced Solutions offers software and dedicated service for libraries of all types and budgets. Online tools include event calendaring with online registration, meeting room booking, summer reading management, and library materials vending.
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closed 3/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Capita Group plc, acquired Talis Information Limited

synopsis: Talis Information Limited, the library division of Talis Group Ltd, has been acquired by the UK’s leading outsourcing firm, Capita Group plc. Talis Information Ltd has a range of around 100 academic and public library clients based in the UK and employs 42 staff, all of whom are based in Birmingham, UK.
buyer: Capita Group plc (LSE:CPI:$4,577.42)
A leading business process outsourcing firm, Capita operates more than 200 offices in the UK and Ireland. The company's services include such business-related help as customer service, human resource management, and information technology. "
target parent: Talis Group Ltd.
target: Talis Information Limited
Talis Information Limited provides education, linked data, and library solutions. It offers Talis Aspire, a linked data enterprise application for faculties, students, and educators.
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announced 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., will acquire Relais International, Inc.

synopsis: OCLC has agreed to acquire Relais International, a leading interlibrary loan solution provider based in Ottawa, Canada. Relais has been working with libraries for more than 20 years to provide solutions for the full range of interlibrary loan and consortial resource sharing services. Relais D2D solution is the market leader in consortial borrowing.
buyer: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. "
target: Relais International, Inc.
Relais International has been working with libraries for more than 20 years to provide solutions for the full range of interlibrary loan, document delivery, and consortial resource sharing services. Their Relais D2D solution integrates the end-user discovery experience with request management.
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closed 2/11/2015 via Company Press Release

Frontline Technologies Group LLC, acquired CRS Advanced Technology, Inc.

synopsis: Frontline Technologies, a leading provider of web-based tools for the K-12 education market, announced that it has acquired CRS Advanced Technology. CRS launched in 1987 with the creation of SubFinder, an automated "sub-calling" system allowing school districts to log teacher absences and schedule substitute teachers over the phone.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: Frontline Technologies Group LLC
Frontline Technologies provides web-based solutions for the K-12 education industry, primarily focusing on human capital management. Frontline first entered the K-12 market in 1998 with Aesop, the first automated substitute placement and absence management system to offer both the phone and web. "
target: CRS Advanced Technology, Inc.
CRS Advanced Technology, is the leading automated absence management and substitute placement solution for over 25 years. CRS serves over 1.5 million throughout the United States and Canada with its flagship software product, SubFinder, best known in the education and library markets.
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closed 12/1/2011 via PR Newswire

Baker & Taylor, Inc., acquired Bridgeall Libraries Ltd.

synopsis: Baker & Taylor, Inc., the world's largest distributor of physical and digital books and entertainment products, announced it acquired Bridgeall Libraries, a fast-growing Glasgow, Scotland-based technology company that has developed innovative collection performance improvement software.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Baker & Taylor, Inc.
Baker & Taylor, Inc. is the world's largest distributor of books, digital content and entertainment products. The company offers cutting-edge digital media services and innovative technology platforms to thousands of publishers, libraries and retailers worldwide. "
target: Bridgeall Libraries Ltd.
Based in Glasgow, U.K., Bridgeall Libraries Ltd. has developed smartsm® and collectionHQ®, the world leading Evidence Based Stock Management (EBSM®) solutions. EBSM® is the complete library stock improvement methodology, which analyses historic and current information about stock use.
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closed 3/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH, acquired zetcom

synopsis: Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH, a long-term investment holding company in Germany, has acquired a majority stake in zetcom Group AG, a Swiss provider of inventory management solutions for museums and non-profit organizations. zetcom's MuseumPlus solution provides real-time museum management and fully documents any type of collection.
buyer: Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen GmbH
Harald Quandt Industriebeteiligungen (HQIB) is a long-term investment holding that acquires and develops small- and medium-sized companies in the German-speaking region. HQIB creates substantial value-add for their portfolio companies through their profound operational and strategic experience. "
target: zetcom
zetcom is a Swiss provider of inventory management solutions for museums and non-profit organizations. zetcom's robust and efficient MuseumPlus solution supports the complex needs of museums and archives. MuseumPlus provides real-time museum management and fully documents any type of collection.
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closed 11/8/2013 via BNC Analysis

Axiell Group AB, acquired Selago Design Inc.

synopsis: Axiell Group AB, developer and supplier of systems and services for archives, libraries, museums and schools, has acquired Canadian company Selago Design Inc. Selago Design Inc. has been developing and supplying collections management and public access software for museums and archives for more than 20 years.
buyer: Axiell Group AB
Axiell Group AB develops and supplies IT and Web systems and services to archives, libraries, and museums. It offers Axiell Arena, a Web based solution, which enables libraries, museums, or archives to share information with its visitors; and visitors to share their points of view. "
target: Selago Design Inc.
Selago Design Inc. has been developing and supplying collections management and public access software for museums and archives for more than 20 years. Their flagship product, Mimsy XG, is used by organisations ranging from small business collections to large national museums.
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closed 5/31/2010 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired The Learning Edge North America

synopsis: The Learning Edge International has joined Pearson, a global leader in education, technology and services. Pearson’s mission is to increase access to educational opportunities and improve student outcomes worldwide.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: The Learning Edge North America
The Learning Edge International provides solutions for educators so they can more effectively manage Digital Learning Resources using EQUELLA - a world class Digital Repository. EQUELLA is a mature, robust Digital Repository that integrates to your existing Learning Management System.
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closed 11/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

Volaris Group Inc., acquired Gallery Systems

synopsis: Volaris Group announced that it has acquired Digital Arts and Sciences Corporation, the parent company of Gallery Systems, Inc. Gallery Systems is a vertical market software provider delivering cultural collections asset management and Web publishing software solutions to museums, corporate and private collections, and education institutions.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Volaris Group Inc. is a private investment firm. Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies enabling them to be clear leaders within their focused industry. "
target: Gallery Systems
Gallery Systems has developed collection management and web publishing software solutions for the finest cultural institutions throughout the world for years. They remain dedicated to constantly improving the way organizations manage and share their collections with their communities.
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closed 2/13/2019 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Information Services, acquired Stacks Inc.

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services (EBSCO) has announced the acquisition of Stacks Inc., a leading library and research web platform. EBSCO partnered with the company in 2016 to release Stacks, a hosted content management system for libraries.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection. "
target: Stacks Inc.
Stacks Inc. is a leading library and research web platform. Stacks technology is designed to simplify the process of creating online content for libraries. It is the first turnkey, responsive web platform with plug and play integrations and mobile apps connected in real time.
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closed 1/1/2007 via BNC Analysis

Computer Software Innovations, Inc., acquired McAleer Computer Associates, Inc.

synopsis: Computer Software Innovations, Inc., a provider of software and technology solutions to public sector organizations, announced that it has completed the acquisition of McAleer Computer Associates, Inc. based in Mobile, Alabama.
buyer parent: VerticalBuyer, Inc.
buyer: Computer Software Innovations, Inc. (CSWI:$55.05)
Computer Software Innovations, Inc. develops proprietary fund accounting software applications and provides network integration solutions for local government and education. "
target: McAleer Computer Associates, Inc.
McAleer Solutions, Inc. is a solutions provider in all areas of educational management. McAleer provides innovative solutions through software, hardware, forms & printing, and consultation.
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announced 5/13/2019 via PE Hub

RLDatix, will acquire iContracts, Inc

synopsis: RLDatix, a patient safety software platform based in the UK and Canada, has agreed to acquire iContracts, a Bridgewater, New Jersey-based provider of contract, policy and revenue management solutions to the healthcare and life sciences industries.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: RLDatix
RLDatix is a driving force for innovation in patient safety. Bringing together the best of RL Solutions and Datix, RLDatix is the world’s largest software company focused exclusively on patient safety, with more than 3,000 customers in 19 countries around the globe. "
target parent: Susquehanna International Group, LLP
target: iContracts, Inc
iContracts is a leading cloud-based, software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider of contract management and compliance solutions for healthcare, education and industrial customers.
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Mooter Media Limited, acquired Entellect Solutions Limited

synopsis: Mooter Media Limited advises of its intention to acquire 100% of the issued shares in educational software solutions provider Entellect Solutions Limited, subject to a minimum acceptance level of 50.1%. MXL (Entellect) is an Australian-based company, listed on the Australian Stock Exchange since 1987.
buyer: Mooter Media Limited (MMZ:$0.00)
Mooter Media Limited develops and provides Internet advertising solutions for publishers and advertisers primarily in Australia. "
target: Entellect Solutions Limited
Entellect Solutions Limited is the holding company of MXL Consolidated Pty Ltd. and Virtual Communications International Pty Ltd. MXL delivers flexible, affordable and functional business solutions for the global education market, and design their solutions to the ISO 9001 international standard.
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closed 6/25/2007 via BusinessWire

Hobsons, acquired Naviance

synopsis: Hobsons U.S., the leader in elevating colleges’ and universities’ enrollment strategies, has acquired Naviance, the leading provider of planning and advising systems for secondary schools. With innovative educational products and services, Hobsons U.S. will now reach the education community from K-12 to higher education and beyond.
buyer parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
buyer: Hobsons
Hobsons U.S. partners with colleges and universities to enhance and empower institutions’ enrollment and admissions efforts. Hobsons U.S. helps colleges and universities to elevate their enrollment strategies efficiently, effectively, and easily. "
target: Naviance
Naviance is the leading provider of Web-based academic planning and advising systems for schools. The Naviance Network includes more than 25,000 educators and counselors serving nearly 2.4 million students in 42 countries who use WorkspaceK12 to support their comprehensive counseling programs.
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announced 12/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Ex Libris Ltd., will acquire Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

synopsis: Ex Libris, a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions to create, manage, and share knowledge, will acquire Innovative, a leading provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and specialty libraries.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions to create, manage, and share knowledge. It develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching, and drive student mobile engagement. "
target: Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Innovative Interfaces creates products that allow libraries to succeed in a modern technology environment and implement solutions that meet their needs. Their solutions create efficiencies that significantly reduce workload, enabling librarians to focus on their most significant responsibilities.
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announced 12/5/2019 via Company Press Release

Ex Libris Ltd., will acquire Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

synopsis: Ex Libris, a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions to create, manage, and share knowledge, will acquire Innovative, a leading provider of integrated library systems for public, academic, and specialty libraries.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that enable institutions to create, manage, and share knowledge. It develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching, and drive student mobile engagement. "
target: Innovative Interfaces, Inc.
Innovative Interfaces creates products that allow libraries to succeed in a modern technology environment and implement solutions that meet their needs. Their solutions create efficiencies that significantly reduce workload, enabling librarians to focus on their most significant responsibilities.
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closed 6/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Ex Libris Ltd., acquired RapidILL

synopsis: Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has acquired RapidILL, the provider of industry-leading document-delivery and resource-sharing solutions. RapidILL's flagship product, also RapidILL, serves more than 330 institutions, which benefit from a fast, cost-effective request and delivery service for interlibrary loans.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based SaaS solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. "
target: RapidILL
RapidILL is a resource-sharing system that was developed by the Colorado State University (CSU) Libraries. Created in the wake of a flood that devastated CSU's main library, RapidILL was developed by ILL (Interlibrary Loan) staff as a way to provide fast article requesting and delivery.
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closed 12/15/2015 via PR Newswire

ProQuest LLC, acquired Ex Libris Ltd.

synopsis: ProQuest, an information solutions provider, central to global research, has completed its acquisition of Ex Libris Group, a leading global provider of library automation solutions. The capabilities of ProQuest and Ex Libris span expertise in print, electronic and digital content, as well as solutions for library management and research workflows.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target parent: Golden Gate Capital
target: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries.
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closed 4/30/2015 via Company Press Release

Ex Libris Ltd., acquired oMbiel

synopsis: Ex Libris is pleased to announce that it has acquired oMbiel, a leading UK-based SaaS Platform provider of mobile and portal solutions for higher education. campusM, oMbiel’s flagship product, enables educational institutions to deliver services and information to prospective, enrolled, and graduating students, as well as other campus audiences.
buyer parent: Golden Gate Capital
buyer: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries. "
target: oMbiel
oMbiel is a UK-based provider of mobile and portal solutions. campusM™, oMbiel’s flagship product, enables educational institutions to deliver services and information to prospective, enrolled, and graduating students, as well as other campus audiences, through a high-quality user experience.
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closed 12/10/2012 via BusinessWire

Golden Gate Capital, acquired Ex Libris Ltd.

synopsis: Golden Gate Capital announced it has successfully completed its acquisition of Ex Libris Global Holdings, a worldwide leader in the provision of library automation solutions, from Leeds Equity Partners. Under the new ownership, Ex Libris will remain an independent business based in Jerusalem, run by the current management team.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based investment firm with approximately $12 billion of capital under management. Golden Gate Capital is dedicated to partnering with world-class management teams to invest in change‑intensive, growth‑oriented businesses. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of library automation solutions, offering the only comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of all materials—print, electronic, and digital. It is dedicated to developing the market’s most inventive and creative solutions.
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closed 7/18/2008 via PE Hub

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Ex Libris Ltd.

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the largest private equity fund focused exclusively on investing in the Knowledge Industries, announced today it completed the acquisition of Ex Libris Group, a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, research and national libraries.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity firm, manages the largest private equity fund in the United States focused on investments in the education, training and related business services and information industries ("Knowledge Industries"). "
target parent: Francisco Partners
target: Ex Libris Ltd.
The Ex Libris group is a worldwide supplier of software solutions and related services for libraries and information centers. The Company's flagship product, ALEPH 500, is a market leader in the field of library automation for higher education and large corporations.
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Endeavor Information Systems Inc. merged with Ex Libris Ltd.,

synopsis: Francisco Partners, one of the world's largest technology-focused private equity funds and owner of Ex Libris, a leading global developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries and information centers, has successfully completed its acquisition of Endeavor Information Systems, Inc., an Elsevier company.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners
buyer: Ex Libris Ltd.
The Ex Libris group is a worldwide supplier of software solutions and related services for libraries and information centers. The Company's flagship product, ALEPH 500, is a market leader in the field of library automation for higher education and large corporations. "
target parent: Reed Elsevier
target: Endeavor Information Systems Inc.
EIS Inc. has been providing integrated library solutions since its inception in 1994. With an executive team base that has a strong heritage in the library industry, Endeavor grounds product line development in knowledge, commitment and the embrace of new proven technologies.
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Francisco Partners, acquired Ex Libris Ltd.

synopsis: The Ex Libris™ Group, a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries and information centers, announced today that Francisco Partners, one of the world’s largest technology-focused private equity funds, has completed the acquisition of the entire Ex Libris Group holdings.
buyer: Francisco Partners
Francisco Partners is one of the world's largest technology-focused private equity funds. The firm was founded to pursue structured investments in technology companies at strategic, technological, and operational inflection points. "
target: Ex Libris Ltd.
The Ex Libris group is a worldwide supplier of software solutions and related services for libraries and information centers. The Company's flagship product, ALEPH 500, is a market leader in the field of library automation for higher education and large corporations.
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ProQuest LLC, acquired Ex Libris Ltd.

synopsis: ProQuest, an information solutions provider, central to global research, has completed its acquisition of Ex Libris Group, a leading global provider of library automation solutions. The capabilities of ProQuest and Ex Libris span expertise in print, electronic and digital content, as well as solutions for library management and research workflows.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: ProQuest LLC
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company's products are a gateway to the world's knowledge including dissertations, governmental and cultural archives, news, historical collections and ebooks. "
target parent: Golden Gate Capital
target: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, national, and research libraries. Offering the only comprehensive product suite for electronic, digital, and print materials, Ex Libris provides efficient, user-friendly products that serve the needs of libraries.
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Golden Gate Capital, acquired Ex Libris Ltd.

synopsis: Golden Gate Capital announced it has successfully completed its acquisition of Ex Libris Global Holdings, a worldwide leader in the provision of library automation solutions, from Leeds Equity Partners. Under the new ownership, Ex Libris will remain an independent business based in Jerusalem, run by the current management team.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a San Francisco-based investment firm with approximately $12 billion of capital under management. Golden Gate Capital is dedicated to partnering with world-class management teams to invest in change‑intensive, growth‑oriented businesses. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris is a leading provider of library automation solutions, offering the only comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of all materials—print, electronic, and digital. It is dedicated to developing the market’s most inventive and creative solutions.
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closed 7/18/2008 via PE Hub

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Ex Libris Ltd.

synopsis: Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the largest private equity fund focused exclusively on investing in the Knowledge Industries, announced today it completed the acquisition of Ex Libris Group, a leading provider of automation solutions for academic, research and national libraries.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity firm, manages the largest private equity fund in the United States focused on investments in the education, training and related business services and information industries ("Knowledge Industries"). "
target parent: Francisco Partners
target: Ex Libris Ltd.
The Ex Libris group is a worldwide supplier of software solutions and related services for libraries and information centers. The Company's flagship product, ALEPH 500, is a market leader in the field of library automation for higher education and large corporations.
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Francisco Partners, acquired Ex Libris Ltd.

synopsis: The Ex Libris™ Group, a leading worldwide developer and provider of high-performance applications for libraries and information centers, announced today that Francisco Partners, one of the world’s largest technology-focused private equity funds, has completed the acquisition of the entire Ex Libris Group holdings.
buyer: Francisco Partners
Francisco Partners is one of the world's largest technology-focused private equity funds. The firm was founded to pursue structured investments in technology companies at strategic, technological, and operational inflection points. "
target: Ex Libris Ltd.
The Ex Libris group is a worldwide supplier of software solutions and related services for libraries and information centers. The Company's flagship product, ALEPH 500, is a market leader in the field of library automation for higher education and large corporations.
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announced 1/25/2017 via Company Press Release

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., will acquire Relais International, Inc.

synopsis: OCLC has agreed to acquire Relais International, a leading interlibrary loan solution provider based in Ottawa, Canada. Relais has been working with libraries for more than 20 years to provide solutions for the full range of interlibrary loan and consortial resource sharing services. Relais D2D solution is the market leader in consortial borrowing.
buyer: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
OCLC is a nonprofit global library cooperative providing shared technology services, original research and community programs so that libraries can better fuel learning, research and innovation. "
target: Relais International, Inc.
Relais International has been working with libraries for more than 20 years to provide solutions for the full range of interlibrary loan, document delivery, and consortial resource sharing services. Their Relais D2D solution integrates the end-user discovery experience with request management.
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closed 4/20/2011 via Company Press Release

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., acquired BOND GmbH & Co. KG.

synopsis: OCLC, a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization, has acquired the assets of German library system provider, BOND GmbH & Co. KG. BOND, based in Böhl-Iggelheim, near Mannheim, is a leading integrated system provider for public libraries in German speaking countries.
buyer: OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
Founded in 1967, OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. "
target: BOND GmbH & Co. KG.
BOND GmbH & Co. KG, with more than 4,000 customers, is the market leader for library management systems in the German speaking countries in Europe. BOND employs 60 staff that focus on providing their technical and librarian expertise to support their library software and customer base.
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$4.10
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closed 11/28/2019 via Company Press Release

Yoni Groupe, acquired Decalog

synopsis: Groupe Yoni, a leader in specialized software solutions for the Watchmaking, Jewelery, Goldsmith and Collective Catering businesses, has acquired Decalog. Collaborating with thousands of librarians, archives and museums, DECALOG develops advanced software solutions that enables institutions to manage the full spectrum of library materials.
buyer: Yoni Groupe
A family business for over 30 years, Groupe Yoni specializes in publishing business software for professionals in the Watch and Jewelery, Goldsmithing and Collective Catering industry. "
target: Decalog
Collaborating with thousands of librarians, archives and museums, DECALOG develops advanced software solutions that enables institutions to manage the full spectrum of library materials, archives, collections and processes and to empower patrons to identify and obtain the information they need.
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closed 6/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Ex Libris Ltd., acquired RapidILL

synopsis: Ex Libris®, a ProQuest company, has acquired RapidILL, the provider of industry-leading document-delivery and resource-sharing solutions. RapidILL's flagship product, also RapidILL, serves more than 330 institutions, which benefit from a fast, cost-effective request and delivery service for interlibrary loans.
buyer parent: Cambridge Information Group, LLC
buyer: Ex Libris Ltd.
Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based SaaS solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. "
target: RapidILL
RapidILL is a resource-sharing system that was developed by the Colorado State University (CSU) Libraries. Created in the wake of a flood that devastated CSU's main library, RapidILL was developed by ILL (Interlibrary Loan) staff as a way to provide fast article requesting and delivery.
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announced 2/27/2020 via Company Press Release

EBSCO Information Services, will acquire Zepheira, LLC

synopsis: EBSCO Information Services has will acquire Zepheira, a provider of large-scale, decentralized linked data infrastructure. Zepheira’s mission is to connect libraries, archives and museums to make the world a smarter place. Zepheira facilitates connections between library systems and the open web.
buyer parent: EBSCO Industries, Inc.
buyer: EBSCO Information Services
EBSCO Information Services is the leading discovery service provider for libraries worldwide with more than 11,000 discovery customers in over 100 countries. EBSCO Discovery Service™ (EDS) provides each institution with a comprehensive, single search box for its entire collection. "
target: Zepheira, LLC
Zepheira is a provider of large-scale, decentralized linked data infrastructure. Zepheira’s mission is to connect libraries, archives and museums to make the world a smarter place. Zepheira uncovers hidden data for patrons and facilitates connections between library systems and the open web.
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