VitalSource Announces Intent to Acquire Verba

Feb 16, 2017

VitalSource Technologies LLC, Ingram Content Group’s digital education content delivery wing, announced that it has entered into a Letter of Intent to acquire Verba Software, Inc., a San Francisco-based company dedicated to using technology to support campus bookstores and help students save money on course materials.

Verba was founded in 2008 by Jared Pearlman, Ryan Petersen, and Michael Ragalie to tackle textbook affordability through radical transparency by collaborating with independent campus stores. The proposed acquisition of Verba will add to VitalSource’s offerings in inclusive access, analytics, and white-label ecommerce while bringing strengths in adoptions management and pricing transparency.

VitalSource currently powers inclusive-access programs at 1,250 higher education institutions worldwide and has existing integrations with Verba solutions at a number of those schools.