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closed 6/26/2020 via Company Press Release

CanopyLAB, acquired YoPublico

synopsis: CanopyLAB is excited to announce the acquisition of Peruvian published YoPublico. YoPublico is a professional book publishing platform based in Peru. They have a complete service for the author, focused on providing all the necessary tools so that they can publish their knowledge to the world.
buyer: CanopyLAB
CanopyLAB is a Danish EdTech company founded in Copenhagen in 2015. CanopyLAB is behind a social and adaptive learning platform that is being used in more than 85 different countries. The platform is optimized using Artificial Intelligence. "
target: YoPublico
YoPublico is a professional book publishing platform based in Peru. They have a complete service for the author, focused on providing all the necessary tools so that they can publish their knowledge to the world.
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closed 10/4/2016 via PR Newswire

Westchester Publishing Services, acquired Kinetic Publishing Services

synopsis: Westchester Publishing Services announced that it has acquired Kinetic Publishing Services, a highly regarded editorial and composition business. The acquisition of Kinetic expands Westchester's growing team of expert compositors and editors, aimed at serving clients that include the most prominent scholarly, trade, and science publishers.
buyer: Westchester Publishing Services
Westchester Publishing Services is the only U.S. employee-owned company concentrating in editorial, composition, and digital conversion services. Founded in 1969 and headquartered in Danbury, Connecticut, it has been a trusted partner to the U.S. publishing industry for decades. "
target: Kinetic Publishing Services
John Ferguson started Kinetic Publishing Services in 2003, with a rich background in composition, design, sales, and electronic publishing. His company works closely with clients to produce high-quality books and journals using the latest proven technologies.
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closed 12/9/2014 via Reuters

Carlyle Group, acquired Newgen KnowledgeWorks

synopsis: Private-equity firm Carlyle Group LP said it bought a majority stake in India's Newgen KnowledgeWorks, a provider of publishing and technical services. Newgen KnowledgeWorks caters to companies in the United States, UK and Europe. Newgen’s focus on talent, training, and technology has enabled them to become a complete solutions provider.
buyer: Carlyle Group (CG:$1,544.30)
The Carlyle Group is a global alternative asset manager with $203 billion of assets under management across 129 funds and 141 fund of funds vehicles. Founded in 1987, Carlyle has grown into one of the world’s largest and most successful investment firms, with 1,700 professionals around the world. "
target: Newgen KnowledgeWorks
Newgen KnowledgeWorks caters to the pre-press publishing needs of books and journals publishers in the UK, US, and Europe. Newgen’s focus on talent, training, and technology has enabled them to become a complete solutions provider.
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closed 5/25/2016 via BNC Analysis

Macmillan Publishers Ltd., acquired Pronoun

synopsis: Macmillan Publishers announces the acquisition of Pronoun, Inc., a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Macmillan Publishers is a global trade book publishing company with prominent imprints around the world. Macmillan publishes a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. "
target: Pronoun
Pronoun, Inc. is a New York City–based technology company that provides digital book publishing tools, analytics, and services for authors and media companies.
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closed 4/17/2012 via BNC Analysis

Numilog, acquired Numilog

synopsis: Hachette Livre has sold its e-book distribution platform Numilog to its Founder and CEO, Denis Zwirn.
buyer: Numilog
Numilog operates as an ebookstore and aggregator. It offers the conversion of printed books to digital books, as well as an online library. "
target parent: Lagardère SCA
target: Numilog
Numilog operates as an ebookstore and aggregator. It offers the conversion of printed books to digital books, as well as an online library.
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closed 3/29/2012 via BusinessWire

Texterity Inc. merged with Godengo, Inc.,

synopsis: Godengo, Inc., the largest provider of content management systems for magazine publishers, and Texterity, Inc., a provider of digital magazines and mobile apps, announced that they have joined forces to create the first unified platform that is focused on helping publishers leverage digital, web, and mobile media.
buyer: Godengo, Inc.
Godengo, Inc. provides publishers with robust online products and digital advertising platforms. These products and services enable publishers to offer their content to their loyal readers through a variety of different media formats. "
target: Texterity Inc.
Texterity, Inc. is a privately held company located in Southborough, MA. As a leader in digital and mobile publishing solutions, Texterity creates, maintains, and tracks more than 750 digital editions and builds magazine-branded apps for B2B, consumer, association, niche, and educational titles.
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announced 12/3/2019 via GlobeNewswire

SPi Global Solutions, will acquire Scientific Publishing Services

synopsis: SPi Global will acquire Scientific Publishing Services from research and education publisher Springer Nature Group. Scientific Publishing Services is an end-to-end solutions provider for print and digital publishers offering a diversified suite of services to science, technology and medical and social sciences book and journal publishers.
buyer: SPi Global Solutions
SPi Global is a market leading content technology and content solutions enterprise that provides data services and subject matter expertise (SME) to multiple industries such as publishing, finance, healthcare and life sciences, media and retail, research, learning, and corporates. "
target parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
target: Scientific Publishing Services
Scientific Publishing Services is an end-to-end solutions provider for print and digital publishers offering a diversified suite of services to science, technology and medical and humanities and social sciences book and journal publishers, and has evolved to become a full-service offshore partner.
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closed 5/17/2017 via BNC Analysis

AlmaMapper, acquired VibrantMinds Technologies

synopsis: Ahmedabad-based AlmaMapper, a free utility platform that connects teachers, campuses and students, has acquired VibrantMinds Technologies, a company that operates a recruitment platform which helps employers and candidates to connect with each other. They provide services such as campus hiring, talent evaluation, and resume building.
buyer: AlmaMapper
Ahmedabad-based AlmaMapper is a free utility platform that connects teachers, campuses and students. The utilities it provides include discovery of campuses, alumni, notes, courses, events, jobs and internships to more than 800,000 students registered on the platform. "
target: VibrantMinds Technologies
VibrantMinds Technologies operates a recruitment platform which helps employers and candidates to connect with each other. They provide services such as campus hiring, talent evaluation, and resume building. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Pune, India.
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closed 5/6/2020 via Publishers Weekly

United Independent Distributors, acquired The Eurospan Group

synopsis: The U.K.'s United Independent Distributors (UID), a company that offers distribution for academic, trade and journal publishers, has acquired Eurospan, a London-based sales, marketing, and distribution agency for academic, professional, scientific, technical, and medical publishers.
buyer: United Independent Distributors
UK-based United Independent Distributors (UID) offers a range of distribution services for academic, trade, and journal publishers. UID is designed to enable its client publishers to maximize the global distribution of their books and other content by providing flexible and cost-effective services. "
target: The Eurospan Group
Headquartered in the UK, Eurospan provides specialist worldwide marketing, sales, and distribution services to more than 250 academic, professional, scientific, technical, and medical publishers. Eurospan’s structure enables it to provide high quality marketing services with the maximum reach.
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announced 4/6/2006 via PR Newswire

Value Chain International Limited, will acquire Digital Publishing Solutions Pte Ltd.

synopsis: Australian business process information management company, Value Chain, has entered into an agreement to acquire Digital Publishing Solutions Pte Ltd. (DPS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Singaporean software development and IT services group, 1st Software Corporation.
buyer: Value Chain International Limited
Value Chain seeks to change the way businesses compete and operate day-to-day by using business agility as a key competitive differentiator. "
target parent: 1st Software Corporation
target: Digital Publishing Solutions Pte Ltd.
DPS develops and licences digital publishing software and provides services to publishing companies around the world. The company has an e-publishing BPO operation in India and develops proprietary software to offer American, European and Asian publishers.
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announced 8/27/2018 via Company Press Release

Omega-Alpha SA, will acquire BookRix

synopsis: Bastei Lübbe AG signed an agreement to sell its 54 % stake in BookRix GmbH & Co KG, Munich. The purchaser is Omega-Alpha SA, Luxembourg. BookRix is a free self publishing platform that offers ebook distribution services to independent writers.
buyer: Omega-Alpha SA
Omega-Alpha SA is a holding company based in Luxembourg. "
target parent: Bastei Luebbe
target: BookRix
BookRix is a free self publishing platform that offers ebook distribution services to independent writers. Users can share their writing, connect with other readers and discover new stories and authors – all in one place.
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closed 5/22/2014 via Company Press Release

Bastei Luebbe, acquired BookRix

synopsis: Bastei Lübbe AG, a publically traded media company, has acquired a majority share of BookRix GmbH & Co. KG, one of the leading self-publishing platforms in Germany. At present roughly 1,000 new eBooks are published each month on the platform. The eBooks distributed by BookRix via its proprietary platform reach its base of some 560,000 users.
buyer: Bastei Luebbe (DB:BST:$77.74)
Bastei Lübbe AG is a publically traded media company organised around its publishing venture. It publishes books, audio books, ebooks and digital products in both the literary and popular science genres, as well as serialised novels and puzzle magazines. "
target: BookRix
BookRix GmbH & Co. KG is one of Germany's largest self-publishing platforms. As a shop-independent provider, BookRix delivers content from its authors to roughly 60 different stores - including market leaders Amazon and iTunes. It is also free.
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closed 5/30/2019 via Company Press Release

Naviga, acquired Zinio LLC

synopsis: Naviga, the largest software supplier serving the global media industry, announced the acquisition of ZINIO, the leading technology platform for digital magazines. ZINIO’s proprietary technology converts magazines into digital content that can be monetized in entirely new ways.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Naviga
Naviga is the leading provider of software and services powering media-rich industries. Our content creation, syndication, presentation and monetization solutions help companies drive profitability and accelerate digital business models. "
target parent: Gilvest LP
target: Zinio LLC
ZINIO brings innovation and inspiration to magazine publishers and consumers by delivering the ultimate digital reading experience on any device. ZINIO converts print magazines to digital XML content offering publishers to manage and deliver their content in magazine apps and platforms.
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closed 3/13/2013 via BtoBonline.com

ePublishing, Inc., acquired Next-Tech Markets

synopsis: ePublishing Inc. has acquired Next-Tech Markets, parent of the B2B Audience Network. The B2B Audience Network aggregates audiences from more than 300 niche online publications and enables publishing partners, such as Cygnus Business Media and UBM, to expand their reach to audiences similar to their own.
buyer: ePublishing, Inc.
ePublishing drives maximum profit for publishers and media companies with tools and services that empower clients to create a wide range of business models; leverage new and diversified income streams; and automatically generate deep reader engagement with Contextual Content, Community and Commerce."
target: Next-Tech Markets
Next-Tech Markets launched the B2B Audience Network in 2011, an advertising sales hub serving the interests of a growing group of independent, B2B publishers, website owners and content creators.
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closed 1/3/2018 via BusinessWire

U.S. Legal Support, Inc., acquired StenoTrain

synopsis: U.S. Legal Support, Inc., one of the leading providers of litigation services, announced that it has acquired online court reporting program, Stenotrain. StenoTrain prepares students to work as an Official Court Reporter, Freelance Court Reporter, CART Provider, Closed Captioner, Digital Transcriptionist, Offline Captioning Reporter, or Scopist.
buyer: U.S. Legal Support, Inc.
U.S. Legal Support, Inc., as one of the leading providers of litigation services, is the only litigation support company that provides court reporting, record retrieval, eDiscovery and trial services to major corporations and law firms nationwide. "
target: StenoTrain
StenoTrain offers online court reporting and legal clerical education programs. They prepare students to work as an Official Court Reporter, Freelance Court Reporter, CART Provider, Closed Captioner, Digital Transcriptionist, Offline Captioning Reporter, or Scopist.
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closed 8/4/2017 via BusinessWire

Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., acquired Student Brands

synopsis: Barnes & Noble Education, a leading provider of educational products and services solutions for higher education and K-12 institutions, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Student Brands, an education technology company that operates multiple direct-to-student businesses focused on Study Tools, Writing Help, and Literary Research.
buyer: Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. (BNED:$2,185.39)
Barnes & Noble Education, Inc., one of the largest contract operators of bookstores on college and university campuses across the United States and a leading provider of digital education services, enhances the academic and social purpose of educational institutions. "
target: Student Brands
Student Brands is an education technology company that operates multiple direct-to-student businesses focused on Study Tools, Writing Help, and Literary Research, all centered around assisting students with the writing process.
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closed 12/19/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bertram Books, acquired Education Umbrella

synopsis: Bertram Books has acquired Education Umbrella, a leading supplier of books and digital learning resources. Bristol-based Umbrella Education provides print and digital learning resources to schools around the world.
buyer parent: Aurelius AG
buyer: Bertram Books
Bertram Books is a leading UK B2B books wholesaler. Bertram offers bespoke services, from complete stock management tools to direct fulfilment for internet retailers. "
target: Education Umbrella
Bristol-based Umbrella Education provides print and digital learning resources to schools around the world. Founded in 2011, the company has launched Education Umbrella Press, a digital publishing platform and technologies including TECbook, an online eBook system.
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closed 6/26/2020 via Company Press Release

CanopyLAB, acquired YoPublico

synopsis: CanopyLAB is excited to announce the acquisition of Peruvian published YoPublico. YoPublico is a professional book publishing platform based in Peru. They have a complete service for the author, focused on providing all the necessary tools so that they can publish their knowledge to the world.
buyer: CanopyLAB
CanopyLAB is a Danish EdTech company founded in Copenhagen in 2015. CanopyLAB is behind a social and adaptive learning platform that is being used in more than 85 different countries. The platform is optimized using Artificial Intelligence. "
target: YoPublico
YoPublico is a professional book publishing platform based in Peru. They have a complete service for the author, focused on providing all the necessary tools so that they can publish their knowledge to the world.
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closed 6/26/2020 via Company Press Release

CanopyLAB, acquired YoPublico

synopsis: CanopyLAB is excited to announce the acquisition of Peruvian published YoPublico. YoPublico is a professional book publishing platform based in Peru. They have a complete service for the author, focused on providing all the necessary tools so that they can publish their knowledge to the world.
buyer: CanopyLAB
CanopyLAB is a Danish EdTech company founded in Copenhagen in 2015. CanopyLAB is behind a social and adaptive learning platform that is being used in more than 85 different countries. The platform is optimized using Artificial Intelligence. "
target: YoPublico
YoPublico is a professional book publishing platform based in Peru. They have a complete service for the author, focused on providing all the necessary tools so that they can publish their knowledge to the world.
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closed 12/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Mentoring Minds, acquired SchoolSpire, Inc.

synopsis: SchoolSpire, a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system, has been acquired by Mentoring Minds, a provider of critical thinking resources and teaching materials for K-12 educators. Founded in 1999, SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results.
buyer: Mentoring Minds
Mentoring Minds is on a mission to put critical thinking at the center of K-12 education. Founded by teachers, Mentoring Minds provides print and digital resources that empower educators to infuse critical thinking skills into standards-based instruction. "
target: SchoolSpire, Inc.
SchoolSpire is a Plano, Tx.-based developer of a K-12 instructional management system. SchoolSpire offers a suite of digital tools used by school leaders to manage curriculum resources, administer assessments and track results for reporting purposes. The company also offers a bank of question items.
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closed 5/3/2017 via PR Web

eCampus.com Inc., acquired Rafter, Inc.

synopsis: eCampus.com, an industry-leading online retailer of textbooks and digital materials, has announced that it has completed the transaction to acquire the digital assets of Rafter, a course materials management company.
buyer: eCampus.com Inc.
eCampus.com, is the internet’s premier source of new, used and electronic textbooks, textbook rentals, affiliate and virtual bookstore fulfillment programs and book buyback services. "
target: Rafter, Inc.
The acquisition includes the digital assets of Rafter, including the textbooks-in-tuition solution, Rafter360. Rafter is an established course materials management technology company.
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announced 2/3/2014 via PR Newswire

McGraw-Hill Education, will acquire Engrade

synopsis: McGraw-Hill Education has agreed to acquire Engrade. Engrade unifies the data, curriculum, and tools teachers, schools leaders, and administrators use every day by integrating all of a district's software and systems, including third-party applications and open education resources, into one fully secure and easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.
buyer parent: Apollo Global Management
buyer: McGraw-Hill Education
McGraw-Hill Education is a digital learning company that draws on its more than 100 years of educational expertise to offer solutions that improve learning outcomes around the world. "
target: Engrade
Engrade unifies the data, curriculum, and tools teachers, schools leaders, and administrators use every day by integrating all of a district's software and systems, including third-party applications and open education resources, into one fully secure and easy-to-use, cloud-based platform.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Study Group UK Ltd., acquired Insendi Limited

synopsis: Leading international education provider Study Group has acquired London-based Insendi, a learning experience platform developer that helps institutions implement new models of high impact, transformational online education.
buyer: Study Group UK Ltd.
Study Group is the leading provider of international education. Study Group works with leading universities across the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. They prepare students for success at their chosen university through on-campus International Study Centres. "
target: Insendi Limited
UK-based Insendi provides a learning experience platform and expertise in course development, staff training and consultancy to its university partners. Their platform is specifically designed to enable Business Schools to deliver premium online and blended learning programmes.
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closed 4/22/2020 via Company Press Release

VITEC Software Group, acquired LJ System

synopsis: Vitec Software Group AB is strengthening its Nordic position in Vertical Market Software through the acquisition of the Swedish software company LJ System AB. The software company LJ System has its headquarters in Lund, Sweden, and offers products for church-related administration services and preschools.
buyer: VITEC Software Group (OM:VIT B:$143.67)
Vitec is market leader for Vertical Market Software in the Nordic region. They develop and deliver standard niche software. Vitec grows through acquisitions of well-managed and well-established software companies. Their employees are based in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden. "
target: LJ System
The software company LJ System has its headquarters in Lund, Sweden, and offers products for church-related administration services and preschools. The product Fas Församlingsadministration is a module-based enterprise-management system that is used by about 300 parishes.
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closed 10/10/2018 via Company Press Release

ManageBac, acquired Rubicon International

synopsis: Faria Education Group Limited through its wholly owned subsidiary ManageBac, has acquired Rubicon, the provider of Atlas curriculum management. Atlas curriculum management is the leading curriculum management platform for k12 schools across the globe.
buyer parent: Faria Education Group
buyer: ManageBac
ManageBac provides a Curriculum First Learning Platform for the world's leading international schools that was first founded to transition schools off paper. They deliver efficient affordable software with long-term, great service. "
target parent: Quad Partners
target: Rubicon International
Rubicon is the creator of Atlas curriculum management which is the leading curriculum management platform for k12 schools across the globe. They offer educator-led professional development workshops and summits as well as curriculum audits and on-site trainings.
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closed 4/20/2018 via PR Web

Harris School Solutions, acquired OnHand Schools, Inc.

synopsis: Harris School Solutions (HSS), a provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, has acquired OnHand Schools (OHS), an EdTech software company that delivers solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. OHS's EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, and more.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: OnHand Schools, Inc.
OnHand Schools (OHS) is an education technology company that delivers transformational solutions to personalize and accelerate student learning. Their EdInsight student performance suite offers student data analytics, curriculum management, assessment builder, lesson planner, and RTI/MTSS features.
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closed 1/29/2020 via Company Press Release

Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd, acquired UNSILO

synopsis: Cactus Communications, a global scientific communications company, has acquired UNSILO, a Denmark-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Natural Language Processing company that specializes in text analytics, linguistics, and data science. UNSILO provides AI tools and solutions for publishers to grow their business and improve customer experience.
buyer: Cactus Communications Pvt. Ltd
Cactus is a global scientific communications company that offers scholarly, medical communications, and technology solutions to the scientific community. Cactus helps overcome language barriers, geography, and reach, spread research through innovative technology, and create meaningful impact. "
target parent: Infosys Limited
target: UNSILO
UNSILO is a Denmark-based AI and Natural Language Processing company that specializes in text analytics, linguistics, and data science. UNSILO provides AI tools and solutions for publishers to grow their business and improve customer experience through the company's various products.
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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 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
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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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 6/10/2014 via Market Watch

Diamond Municipal Solutions, acquired Dreamstalk Studios Inc.

synopsis: Diamond Municipal Solutions, a subsidiary of StarDyne Technologies Inc. announced that it has acquired Dreamstalk Studios Inc., a provider of content management and web site software and solutions to the K-12 market.
buyer parent: StarDyne Technologies Inc.
buyer: Diamond Municipal Solutions
Diamond Municipal Solutions is a gold certified Microsoft Dynamics partner focused on providing financial and revenue management software to the public sector. They help municipalities automate key business processes through the deployment of cost effective, integrated computing solutions. "
target: Dreamstalk Studios Inc.
Dreamstalk Studios has been providing K-12 educational services since 2005. Their flagship product, Breeze for Teachers, empowers even the least computer savvy teacher on staff to quickly and easily post news, events, homework assignments, sports teams, photos, videos and more.
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closed 5/16/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Battery Ventures, acquired Stretch Internet

synopsis: CE Holdco, LLC, a portfolio company of Battery Ventures, a global technology-focused investment firm, has completed the acquisition of Stretch Internet LLC, the #1 streaming provider in the U.S. collegiate athletic space, catering to 40% of the 1,300+ four-year schools in the major athletics organizations (NCAA and NAIA).
buyer: Battery Ventures
Battery Ventures is a global technology-focused investment firm pursuing the most promising companies and ideas. Founded in 1983, the firm makes venture-capital and private-equity investments from its offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, London and Israel. "
target: Stretch Internet
Stretch Internet LLC, located in Gilbert, Arizona, is the #1 streaming provider in the U.S. collegiate athletic space, catering to 40% of the 1,300+ four-year schools in the major athletics organizations (NCAA and NAIA) and partnering with 32% of all collegiate conferences.
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closed 9/28/2017 via PE Hub

Clubessential LLC, acquired PrestoSports Inc.

synopsis: Clubessential, the leading provider of management solutions to the private club industry, has acquired PrestoSports Inc. PrestoSports is a leading provider of technology to colleges and conference offices used for designing, building and maintaining official athletic websites, sports statistics, sports camp management and live event broadcasting.
buyer parent: Battery Ventures
buyer: Clubessential LLC
Founded in 2002, Clubessential provides a full suite of membership and club management solutions to country, golf, city, yacht, and other private clubs. The Clubessential Suite consists of website, mobile apps, accounting, point-of- sale, CRM and reservations software solutions. "
target: PrestoSports Inc.
PrestoSports, founded in 2002, is a leading provider of athletic content management software to colleges and conference offices. It markets solutions for website design and hosting, live stats, award management, merchandising, officiating and photo hosting.
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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 5/11/2016 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
EV / EBITDA
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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