Paragin Group acquires student development solutions provider Xebic

  • 05-07-2024
  • Press release
Paragin Group, a leading EdTech solutions provider with a specialized assessment & training management and e-portfolio offering, has acquired student development solutions provider Xebic, with the backing of strategic software investor Main Capital Partners.

Xebic marks Paragin’s third add-on acquisition, having already joined forces with STEM-based assessment software specialist SOWISO (2022) and exam & course management software provider Coachview (2023). Together with Xebic, Paragin Group establishes itself as a true best-of-breed provider of solutions for the development and assessment of knowledge, skills and competencies of students.

Xebic is a developer of multi-tenant SaaS solutions for educational institutions that streamline administrative and assessment processes focused on student development, as well as internship management and handing in papers and projects. The acquisition of Xebic marks a key milestone in Paragin’s growth strategy to become a market leading EdTech group across its core market segments in the broader EdTech space, solidifying its unique value proposition as the most comprehensive assessment & examination vendor across the student lifecycle.

Paragin offers a suite of solutions geared towards supporting people’s lifelong development of knowledge, skills and competencies to help them reach their full potential across the student lifecycle and in their further careers. Xebic offers several solutions that neatly tie into Paragin’s existing offering and align well with Paragin’s overall product strategy. For instance, Paragin can complement its leading assessment software (its Remindo product) with more specialized grading capabilities from Xebic’s GradeWork solution, while also complementing its suite with broader exam management solutions that help educational institutions manage all logistics of examinations through Xebic’s OnTrac offering. These integrations will help the installed base of the combined group define and leverage new use cases to further automate and optimize the student journey and teacher’s workday alike.

Paul Giesberts, Co-founder of Xebic, shares his excitement about the partnership: “Xebic has a 2-decade track record of successfully providing EdTech solutions for educational processes to its growing customer base in the areas of assessment, internship and thesis management. The partnership with Paragin Group will take this to the next level, delivering added value to existing customers by integrating the Xebic solutions with the solutions of the Paragin Group and extending the Xebic solutions portfolio to new international markets. Xebic will benefit greatly from the complementary solutions offering and international network of Paragin Group.”

Jeroen Bakker, CEO at Paragin Group, adds: “Xebic and Paragin have already been partners for a long time, and we felt like now was the right time to take this cooperation to the next level, by teaming up with Paul and the Xebic team on a strategic level as well. We see many opportunities to further enhance our shared value proposition and go-to-market, to extend to new markets together, and to positively impacting education, our customers and partners and the millions of students they serve.”

Sjoerd Aarts, Managing Partner at Main and Chairman of Paragin’s Supervisory Board, concludes: “With Xebic, we are excited to announce another milestone in Paragin’s growth journey in partnership with Main. Just over three years into our partnership, we have been able to execute very successfully on a strategy that has seen Paragin accelerate the international rollout of its solutions, whilst also completing three highly complementary add-on acquisitions. Paragin has established a unique value proposition across international EdTech markets and we are excited to see how the organization will continue to deliver even more added value to its customers and partners in this new setting.”

With Xebic, we are excited to announce another milestone in Paragin’s growth journey in partnership with Main.

- Sjoerd Aarts, Managing Partner at Main Capital Partners



Xebic helps its customers to increase the quality of education, to keep education affordable and to help link it to the work field. Xebic is the provider of choice if you are looking for a software company that specializes in modern solutions that contribute to enjoyment in working and learning. The solutions will ensure an optimal interaction between schools, (secondary vocational, higher education and higher professional education), exam providers, the student and the relevant field.

Paragin Group

Paragin Group is a leading provider of software designed to propel individuals towards their maximum potential. Paragin is a domain leader in solutions for the development of competences, knowledge and talent for education, exam institutions, educational publishers and companies of all sizes and industries. Paragin’s product suite encompasses solutions for online admission & placement testing, formative & summative assessments (for generic as well as  mathematics-related courses), exam & training management, as well as an e-portfolio offering that offers users the opportunity to develop and showcase skills, experience and qualifications. Paragin provides modern, cloud-based software solutions to over 750 organizations directly and even more indirectly via partners, including vocational education, universities of applied sciences, research universities, educational publishers, corporates and (semi-)public customers. Our committed team of over 90 people based in our Nijkerk (NL), Amsterdam (NL), and Uden (NL) offices serves our loyal customer base across the globe.

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