Loyens & Loeff advised Instructure, Inc. on the deal.
Instructure, which owns the Canvas LMS, has acquired all shares in its long-time partner EesySoft, for an undisclosed amount.
EesySoft will be rebranded as “Impact by Instructure”, with solutions to help institutions adopt new tools and evaluate their impact on student engagement and outcomes.
EesySoft is a 40-person company based in Amsterdam, founded in 2010 by CEO Michel Visser and CTO Jan Henrick Ejme. The start-up provides a guided user experience for education technology platforms like Canvas LMS, thereby improving teaching and enhancing the student’s online learning experience. It also offers help for institutions to either add their own or integrate 3rd party assets.
The purchase took place in the same week that Instructure quietly announced that it is preparing to go public again, just 15 months after equity firm Thoma Bravo made the company private.
Steve Daly, CEO of Instructure, explained that “hybrid learning is here to stay” and “districts and schools are under increased pressure to measure the ROI.”
The Loyens & Loeff team included Dries Fransen van de Putte, Frank Leijdesdorff (Picture), Rosanne Schut, Amit Havenaar, Marten Wijma, Iris Veerkamp, Vincent van der Lans.
Involved fees earner: Amit Havenaar – Loyens & Loeff; Frank Leijdesdorff – Loyens & Loeff; Rosanne Schut – Loyens & Loeff; Dries Fransen van de Putte – Loyens & Loeff; Vincent van der Lans – Loyens & Loeff; Iris Veerkamp – Loyens & Loeff; Marten Wijma – Loyens & Loeff;
Law Firms: Loyens & Loeff;