Ed Tech Acquisitions

Datatel Inc., a provider of information management solutions for higher education, has completed its acquisition of LiquidMatrix Corp., a provider of student recruiting and alumni outreach Web-based software and services. ... SunGard Data Systems Inc. and Systems & Computer Technology Corp. (SCT) have reached a definitive agreement whereby SunGard will acquire SCT, making it an operating unit of SunGard Public Sector and Nonprofit Systems. The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2004. ... Classroom Connect Inc., a Harcourt Education company, has acquired the assets of ACTV's online education business, eSchool Online (www.eschoolonline.com). As a division of Classroom Connect, eSchool Online will serve as a development resource for all Harcourt Education companies as they expand delivery of online professional development content to their respective customers. ... Houghton Mifflin Co. has acquired Edusoft, a San Francisco-based assessment platform provider.

This article originally appeared in the 02/01/2004 issue of THE Journal.