S.C. firm acquires N.H.'s WhippleHill for $35m

Education software company will keep N.H. presence

Bedford-based WhippleHill Communications was acquired Monday for $35 million by Blackbaud Inc. of Charleston, S.C.

The 16-year-old New Hampshire company is a cloud software provider for over 400 K-12 private schools in the U.S. It sells products that include online management systems for students’ report cards, attendance and fundraising. WhippleHill also serves as a consultant for private schools’ online activities and manages school websites.

Blackbaud, a worldwide cloud software provider for public and private nonprofits and schools, plans to merge WhippleHill with its own education division. Former WhippleHill President and Founder, Travis Warren, will lead the new group. All WhippleHill offices will remain open and unchanged.

In a blog post on WhippleHill’s site, the company stated, “Together, with our combined front office and back office solutions, we now have the power to truly offer you the whole school connected.”

It’s the first deal under new Blackbaud CEO Mike Gianoni, who took over in January.

Blackbaud serves over 30,000 customers in more than 60 countries.

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