Francisco Adds VitalSource

Technology & Services

Francisco acquisition of VitalSource, a subsidiary of Ingram


Francisco Partners ("Francisco") announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire VitalSource Technologies LLC (“VitalSource” or the "Company"), a subsidiary of Ingram Content Group (“Ingram”). The transaction is expected to close this summer, subject to customary conditions and regulatory approvals. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to Francisco Partners on this transaction.


Francisco is a leading global investment firm that specializes in partnering with technology and technology-enabled businesses. Since its launch over 20 years ago, Francisco has invested in more than 300 technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. With more than $25 billion in assets under management, Francisco Partners invests in opportunities where its deep sectoral knowledge and operational expertise can help companies realize their full potential. Francisco Partners is based in San Francisco, California.

VitalSource is the leading education technology solutions provider committed to helping partners create, deliver, and distribute affordable, accessible, and impactful learning experiences worldwide. As a recognized innovator in the digital course materials market, VitalSource is best known for partnering with more than 1,000 publishers and resellers to deliver extraordinary learning experiences to millions of active users globally– and today they’re also powering new, cutting-edge technologies designed to optimize teaching and learning for maximum results. VitalSource is based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Ingram Content Group connects people with content in all forms. Providing comprehensive services for publishers, retailers, libraries and educators, Ingram makes these services seamless and accessible through technology, innovation and creativity. With an expansive global network of offices and facilities, Ingram’s services include digital and physical book distribution, print-on-demand, and digital learning. Ingram Content Group is a part of Ingram Industries Inc. Ingram Content Group is based in La Vergne, Tennessee.
Technology & Services

Francisco acquisition of VitalSource, a subsidiary of Ingram

April 2021
Francisco Partners
M&A - Buyside
Technology & Services
Business Process Outsourcing
Human Capital Management
IT Services, Security & Infrastructure
Knowledge Solutions
Target Geography
North America
Acquiror Geography
North America