Francisco Partners Completes Acquisition of Renaissance

Renaissance appoints Chris Bauleke as chief executive officer

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis. (May 31, 2018) – Francisco Partners, a leading technology-focused global private equity firm, has completed the acquisition of Renaissance®, a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics, from Hellman & Friedman and the other Renaissance stockholders. In conjunction with the closing, Chris Bauleke has been appointed chief executive officer of Renaissance, effective immediately.

Bauleke, the former CEO of myON, now a part of Renaissance, brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to the CEO role at Renaissance. As CEO of myON, Bauleke led the expansion of the company’s digital content solutions, and helped myON increase its number of student users by 30 percent. Prior to myON, Bauleke helped grow and scale leading healthcare services and information technology companies, serving as CEO of Healthland, and in various executive leadership roles at McKesson.


About Renaissance

Renaissance® is a leader in pre-K–12 learning analytics—enabling teachers, curriculum creators, and educators to drive phenomenal student growth. Renaissance’s solutions help educators analyze, customize, and plan personalized learning paths for students, allowing time for what matters—creating energizing learning experiences in the classroom. Founded by parents, upheld by educators, and enriched by data scientists, Renaissance knows learning is a continual journey—from year to year and for a lifetime. Our data-driven, personalized solutions are currently used in over one-third of U.S. schools and more than 70 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.renaissance.com.

About Francisco Partners

Francisco Partners is a leading global private equity firm, which specializes in investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. Since its launch over 18 years ago, Francisco Partners has raised approximately $14 billion in capital and invested in nearly 200 technology companies, making it one of the most active and longstanding investors in the technology industry. The firm invests in transaction values ranging from $50 million to over $2 billion, where the firm’s deep sectoral knowledge and operational expertise can help companies realize their full potential. For more information on Francisco Partners, please visit https://www.franciscopartners.com/.

Contact for Media Inquiries Only:

Katie Waite
Public Relations Manager
Renaissance
715-424-3636 ext. 2352
katie.waite@renaissance.com

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