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eduspot acquired by communitybrands
London, 24 August 2017. ACXIT’s partner FirstCapital advised Eduspot on the sale to community brands, a US education software provider backed by Insight Venture Partners. Uniting the two leading providers of back office software for schools to offer a proven suite of best of breed solutions to schools in the US, UK and Europe.
Eduspot is a market leading SaaS platform that provides parent communications, payments and management information applications for schools in the UK.
Founded by two software developers (one an ex-teacher) in 2006 and based in Leicester, the company began by offering schools a text service followed by a behaviour management solution the following year. Building on this the company developed a school payments product and later a full school management information system. Today, Eduspot is used by 9,000 schools.
Uresh Naik, co-founder of Eduspot, commented: “Our two initial interested buyers were US based, although the eventual buyer, Community Brands, a US-based family of education-focused software companies backed by global private equity firm Insight Venture Partners, hadn’t been on the radar. FirstCapital had access to a range of buyers in the US and UK that they brought to the table.”
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Founded in 1999, FirstCapital is one of the leading independent technology investment banks in the UK, with offices in London, Silicon Valley and Dublin.
Focusing on high-growth technology companies, FirstCapital has developed an exceptional track record in M&A and private placements for companies in the software, internet and digital media and tech-enabled services sectors, with a proprietary SMART dealmaking framework which is proven to deliver premium outcomes. Since September 2019, FirstCapital is a strategic partner of ACXIT Capital Partners. (www.firstcapital.co.uk)