KO Client SSB Acquires ALUMiNate to Expand Data Solutions
- KO Firm
- August 4, 2021
The KO team, led by partner Jennifer Rosenthal, represented SSB — a data management and analytics company — in its acquisition of ALUMiNate, a provider of data enrichment services that boost fundraising success for higher education and nonprofit organizations. KO attorneys Ryan Sykora and Logan DeSouza worked with Rosenthal to represent SSB.
This acquisition follows SSB’s June announcement that it had acquired Affinaquest, a higher education advancement software provider on the Salesforce platform. KO also supported SSB in that deal.
SSB currently works with sports, education, and entertainment organizations. With the ALUMiNate acquisition, SSB will expand its portfolio to include Ohio University, the University of Tennessee Foundation, and Wayne State University. The acquisition will create a one-stop-shop for organizations looking to increase fundraising and donor engagement and improve operational efficiencies.
“With the acquisition of ALUMiNate, SSB offers the most comprehensive suite of solutions on the market to power fundraising organizations,” Mike Banville, chief executive officer of SSB, said in a news release. “We firmly believe that the better an organization knows its constituents and donors, the more successful they can be in fulfilling their mission. These tools present the opportunity to form deeper, more meaningful relationships while also driving fundraising efforts.”