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June, 1, 2021 • 1 minute read

Exciting News about VitalSource’s Future



Today, June 1, VitalSource has officially been acquired by Francisco Partners, a leading global investment firm focused on investments in technology and technology-enabled services businesses. We’re thrilled to join their portfolio of trailblazing technology firms.  

We have been so fortunate to evolve over the years from a digital content provider to a more comprehensive and innovative learning solutions technology company.  

From our inception in 1994, we have built a strong reputation as a company that is determined to help partners create, deliver, and distribute affordable, accessible, and impactful learning experiences worldwide. Over the last two decades, VitalSource has become a recognized innovator in the digital course materials market, best known for partnering with thousands of publishers and institutions to deliver extraordinary learning experiences to millions of active users globally.  

Today, we offer a suite of flexible technology solutions, including best-in-class learning platforms like AcrobatiqSmartStartBookshelf, and Intrepid, as well as innovative digital content management tools such as Verba that support campus bookstores, and learning analytics to help institutions and corporations everywhere support learner success.  

And now that we’ve joined forces with Francisco Partners, we are poised to help even more students and institutions evolve and thrive in the global learning environment. 

We’re extremely grateful to our hardworking team of incredibly talented associates who continue to shape the ongoing evolution of VitalSource, our valued partners across the global educational community, and the dedicated students who rely on our tools to learn and grow.  

Our mission persists: ensure learners everywhere can access the affordable and impactful learning experiences they seek. We can't wait to share with you what’s around the corner. Welcome to the next phase of VitalSource.  


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