11 Sep 2017

Fox Williams advised client Volaris Group Inc. on its recent acquisition of Furlong Business Solutions Limited (“Furlong”), a provider of school Management Information Systems (“MIS”). Furlong joins Softlink and TASS Software in Volaris’ Education vertical.

More than 280 schools, academies, UTC’s and international schools use Furlong solutions in their operations. The company’s core solution, SchoolBase, is a comprehensive MIS designed to provide schools, students and parents with better access to information for more efficient school administration, pupil management and better utilization of school resources. In addition, Furlong provides complementary financial management, library management and music and performing arts systems.

“Becoming part of Volaris means we can continue growing our business and innovating our products, helping our customers continue to provide the very best education to their students,” said Howard Langley, Furlong’s Managing Director. “This is an exciting opportunity to leverage Volaris’ resources and capabilities particularly in regards to best practice sharing, mentoring and coaching for better business performance focused on customer needs.”

Working closely with the Volaris in-house team, the Fox Williams team comprised Head of Corporate Richie Clark, Hannah Sensecall (corporate), Mary Elliott (corporate), Emma Bailey (Tax), Rebecca Evans (real estate) and David Murphy (employment).

Richie Clark said “We were delighted to help the Volaris team complete this transaction which increases their reach within the education vertical.”

About Volaris Group

Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow – whether that growth comes through organic measures such as new initiatives and product development, day-to-day business, or through complementary acquisitions. Learn more at www.volarisgroup.com.

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