Press Release: BiblioCommons [February 10, 2020]
BiblioCommons acquired by Volaris Group
“Toronto, Ontario February 10th, 2020 – On February 10th, 2020 Volaris Group finalized the acquisition of BiblioCommons. Volaris is a Canadian software success story that is focused on acquiring, strengthening and growing vertical market software companies.
“We are very excited to welcome the team at BiblioCommons to the Volaris Group,” said Rick Bacchus, Executive VP and Bacchus Portfolio Head at Volaris. “As an innovative customer centric Library Software business, BiblioCommons has provided outstanding solutions for many years. This is an excellent foundation for the next phase of growth and service to their customers and the online Library Community”.
Volaris is a worldwide software organization which operates as a division of Constellation Software, one of Canada’s largest technology success stories. Constellation is traded on the TSX under the symbol CSU.
You can learn more about Volaris by visiting www.volarisgroup.com
BiblioCommons will operate independently while advancing via the guidance and expertise of the Volaris network. Two of the founders, Beth Jefferson and Patrick Kennedy have decided to transition from BiblioCommons but will continue as advocates.
“As Founders, we have loved the work of developing the initial product vision alongside a wonderful group of founding libraries. But 13 years in, BiblioCommons is now at a very different stage. We have a broad, industry-leading product suite in production with over 200 libraries. The next phase of growth for BiblioCommons must center on systematically iterating, learning, operationalizing and scaling. There are different organizational skillsets required, and Patrick and I will be leaving BiblioCommons in the hands of a strong management team–many of whom have been with BiblioCommons for over eight years,” explained Beth Jefferson, Co-Founder and Former CEO.
Matt Goddard will step in on day one as the General Manager for BiblioCommons with a great product and customer focus.
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.
BiblioCommons builds software that transforms the public library’s essential online services — the website, catalog, mobile app, events calendar, and more— from transactional to magical, all in the service of making patrons fall in love with your online library. BiblioCommons powers integrated online library experiences for many of the top public libraries of all sizes in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.”