Follett Overview

  • Founded
  • 1871

Founded
  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 5,291

Employees
  • Latest Deal Type
  • Buyout/​LBO

  • Financing Rounds
  • 4

  • Investments
  • 23

Follett General Information

Description

Provider of educational products and services designed to help in education management for schools, colleges, and public libraries. The company provides education technology services as well as print and digital content to its customers, distributes new and pre-owned books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks, and audiovisual materials, providing libraries, classrooms, learning centers, and schools with books, entertainment products, digital content and multi-media and making it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn.

Contact Information

Website
www.follett.com
Formerly Known As
J.W. Wilcox & Follett
Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Private Equity-Backed
Primary Industry
Education and Training Services (B2B)
Other Industries
Other Commercial Products
Educational and Training Services (B2C)
Other Media
Primary Office
  • 3 Westbrook Corporate Center
  • Suite 200
  • Westchester, IL 60154
  • United States
+1 (800) 000-0000

Follett Timeline

2019202020212022
Financing RoundCaptured Employee CountEstimated Employee Growth

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Follett Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
EBITDA
Post-Val Status Debt

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Follett Comparisons

Description
Primary
Industry
HQ Location
Employees
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Last Financing Details
Provider of educational products and services designed to help in education management for schools, colleges, and public
Education and Training Services (B2B)
Westchester, IL
5,291 As of 2022
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Follett Competitors (6)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
Blackboard Private Equity-Backed Washington, DC 0000 00000 000000000000 00000
000000 Private Equity-Backed Livonia, MI 000 000.00 00000000000 000.00
0000000 00000000 Formerly PE-Backed Boston, MA 0000 0000 000000000 0000
000 000 0000000 Corporate Backed or Acquired Boston, MA 00 000000&0
0000000 Corporation Irvine, CA 00 0000 000000000000 0000
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Follett Patents

Follett Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-20140032374-A1 Ebook management and fulfillment system Abandoned 24-Jul-2012 00000000000
US-20140033030-A1 Indexing and providing electronic publications in a networked computing environment Abandoned 24-Jul-2012 0000000000

Follett Executive Team (22)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Todd Litzsinger Co-Chief Executive Officer, Acting President & Chairman
Chuck Follett Co-Chief Executive Officer
Emmanuel Kolady Co-Chief Executive Officer
Roe McFarlane President & General Manager
Clay Wahl Chief Operating Officer
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Follett Board Members (2)

Name Representing Role Since
00000 0'0000 Follett Board Member 000 0000
0000 0000000000 Follett Co-Chief Executive Officer, Acting President & Chairman 000 0000
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Follett Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers

5.5k

Similarweb Unique Visitors

15.0K

Majestic Referring Domains

314

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Follett Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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Follett Investments & Acquisitions (23)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
00000000 0000 14-Dec-2018 0000000000 Information Services (B2C) 000000 00
00000000 12-Jul-2018 0000000000 Educational Software 00000 000
0000000000 28-Aug-2017 00000 0000 000.00 Educational and Training Services (B2C) 0000 0000
00000 (000000 17-Apr-2017 00000 0000 00.000 Educational Software 000 00000
Valore 17-Nov-2016 Merger/Acquisition Specialty Retail 0000 0000
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Follett Subsidiaries (6)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
NextTier Education Information Services (B2C) Chicago, IL 2014
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00000000000 Other Commercial Services Ashland, OH 0000
00000000 000000000 Clothing Coral Gables, FL 0000
00000 & 000000 Distributors/Wholesale Charlotte, NC 0000
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Follett Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
00000000 22-Jul-2014 0000 00000 00000 Completed
  • 7 buyers
000000000000 11-Mar-2014 00000 00000 00 00.000 Completed
  • 3 buyers
CampusQuad 30-Oct-2013 Seed Round 00.00 Completed
  • 2 buyers
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