Acquisition of Pear Deck

Technology & Services
Acquisition of Pear Deck

Summary

Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to GoGuardian on this transaction

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GoGuardian (the “Company”), a portfolio company of Sumeru Equity Partners (“SEP”), has acquired Pear Deck. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

GoGuardian has changed the way K-12 schools maximize the learning potential of every student. GoGuardian helps thousands of K-12 schools and districts by providing solutions that enable more productive and safer digital learning. The Company’s solutions help educators identify learning patterns, protect students from harmful and distracting content, and support mental health. GoGuardian partners with over 10,000 schools to engage with and protect over 10 million students across the United States. GoGuardian is headquartered in El Segundo, California.

Sumeru Equity Partners is a technology-focused growth capital firm that invests in growing enterprise technology companies across software, technology-enabled services, and hardware. SEP has a longstanding history of investing and partnering with founders and management teams to build growth leaders. The 27-person firm was founded in 2014 by an experienced team from Silver Lake. Sumeru Equity Partners is headquartered in San Mateo, California.

Pear Deck is used in more than 17,000 schools and by 8 million educators and students around the world to improve equity, academic achievement, and classroom culture. Founded by educators, Pear Deck translates proven learning science into simple, effective tools. Its strong engagement, rapid growth, and high usage among schools reinforce the commitment of Pear Deck team to positively impact the teaching experience and learning outcomes for students. Pear Deck is headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa.
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Technology & Services
Acquisition of Pear Deck
Date
November 2020
Company
GoGuardian
Transaction
M&A
Sectors
Technology & Services
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
North America

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