By ILSC Education Group

announced 8/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Singapore Press Holdings Ltd., will acquire HAN Culture & Education Group

synopsis: Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will invest in Han Language Centre. The deal will see SPH holding a 75 per cent interest in the business. Founded in 1993 by the prominent and veteran educator Principal Ann Jongjuan, HAN Language Centre is one of the most established and trusted Chinese language learning school brand in Singapore.
buyer: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. (SGX:T39:$761.58)
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds across multiple languages and platforms. SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. "
target: HAN Culture & Education Group
Founded in 1993 by the prominent and veteran educator Principal Ann Jongjuan, HAN Language Centre is one of the most established and trusted Chinese language learning school brand in Singapore.
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$3.56
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announced 7/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire CATS Colleges

synopsis: Cambridge Education Group ("CEG") and its private equity owner, Bridgepoint, announced that they had agreed to sell CATS Colleges to Bright Scholar, the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China. CATS Colleges is an international school network focused primarily on international students.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$303.82)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: CATS Colleges
CATS Colleges comprises CATS international high schools in UK, US and China, Stafford House English language schools in UK, US and Canada and CSVPA (Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts).
price ($mm)
$188
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$111
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announced 11/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

KDDI Corporation, will acquire AEON Holdings Corporation of Japan

synopsis: Mobile carrier KDDI Corp. will wholly acquire Aeon Corp., the nation’s second-largest English conversation school operator. For four decades, the AEON Corporation of Japan has been an innovator in the field of English education, offering exceptional classroom and internet opportunities to study and master the language.
buyer: KDDI Corporation (TSE:9433:$43,688.49)
KDDI Corporation are Japan’s global telecommunications pioneer and a Global Fortune 500 company providing their international customer base with data centers, networks, content delivery, system integration, and more around the world. "
target: AEON Holdings Corporation of Japan
For four decades, the AEON Corporation of Japan has been an innovator in the field of English education, offering exceptional classroom and internet opportunities to study and master the language. AEON has grown to become one of the largest and most respected private educational institutes.
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$243
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announced 11/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Global Step Academy After School, will acquire Spring! English Conversation School

synopsis: Global Step Academy After School (GSA After School) acquires the English conversation school 'Spring! Spring!, based in Japan, is an all English class by a foreign instructor. Spring! is an English conversation school that serves all ages.
buyer parent: Global Step Academy
buyer: Global Step Academy After School
Global Step Academy After School (GSA After School), a Japanese subsidiary of the Global Step Academy Group, offers school childcare and seasonal programs in International Preschool in Tachikawa city and Shibasaki gymnasium for a limited time. "
target parent: hitomedia
target: Spring! English Conversation School
Spring!, based in Japan, is an all English class by a foreign instructor. Spring! is an English conversation school that serves all ages.
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closed 12/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Centre of English Studies, acquired Action English Language Training Centre

synopsis: UK and Ireland language provider Centre of English Studies (CES) has announced the acquisition of Leeds-based teacher training college Action English Language Training (AELT). Action English offers TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) courses for teachers, as well as reasonably-priced English language classes for students.
buyer: Centre of English Studies
Founded in 1979, CES has over 30 years' experience teaching the English language to students from across the globe. All of their teachers in Ireland and England are chosen not only for their experience but also for their enthusiasm, positive attitude and their ability to make language learning fun. "
target: Action English Language Training Centre
Action English is a highly-renowned, Leeds-based, TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) training centre. As well as teacher training courses, Action English also offers very reasonably-priced English Language classes to students.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wise Up and You Move, acquired Wise Up and You Move

synopsis: Two years after selling the network of language schools ​​Wise Up and You Move to Somos Educação, the entrepreneur Flávio Augusto da Silva has bought back the company.
buyer: Wise Up and You Move
Wise Up and You Move are a network of English language-learning schools based in Brazil, operated by Central de Produções GWUP. "
target parent: Somos Educação S.A.
target: Wise Up and You Move
Wise Up and You Move are a network of English language-learning schools based in Brazil, operated by Central de Produções GWUP.
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closed 1/22/2015 via BNC Analysis

Centre of English Studies, acquired Harrogate Language Academy

synopsis: UK and Ireland-based language school chain Centre of English Studies (CES) has announced the acquisition of Harrogate Language Academy (HLA) in Yorkshire, UK. Harrogate Language Academy offers intensive, accredited English language courses to individuals and to groups from universities, businesses, associations, schools and governments.
buyer: Centre of English Studies
Founded in 1979, CES has over 30 years' experience teaching the English language to students from across the globe. All of their teachers in Ireland and England are chosen not only for their experience but also for their enthusiasm, positive attitude and their ability to make language learning fun. "
target: Harrogate Language Academy
Harrogate Language Academy offers intensive, accredited English language courses in the heart of Yorkshire. They provide professional services to individuals and to groups from universities, businesses, associations, schools and governments.
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closed 10/23/2012 via BusinessWire

Pivotal Group, Inc., acquired Pan Am Education

synopsis: A Pivotal Group affiliate has acquired the assets of Pan Am Education, expediting the international expansion of the company. Pan Am founding management will maintain a stake in the company and continue day-to-day operations. Pan Am Education provides online blended learning solutions for students and education companies around the globe.
buyer: Pivotal Group, Inc.
Pivotal Group is a diversified investment company focused on private equity and real estate, particularly drawn by the unrealized potential of well-managed, middle-market companies with unique assets. "
target: Pan Am Education
Pan Am Education provides online blended learning solutions for students and education companies around the globe. Pan Am distributes its education services in 10 countries, including China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey and the U.S. Its distribution network reaches over 5 million students.
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announced 12/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kyoshin Co., Ltd., will acquire Dynamic Business College Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Kyoshin Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA, will acquire Dynamic Business College (DBC), a language learning school in Japan. DBC offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses for learning and improving Japanese.
buyer: Kyoshin Co., Ltd. (TSE:4735:$162.12)
Kyoshin Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA. Their schools are aimed at primary to high school students. Kyoshin provides services for exam preparation, English language learning for young children, and Japanese language learning. "
target: Dynamic Business College Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1991, Dynamic Business College (DBC) is a language learning school in Japan. DBC offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses for learning and improving Japanese. DBC also offers exam prep courses for students that are at or above the intermediate level.
price ($mm)
$9.25
rev ($mm)
$3
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2.9x
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closed 12/14/2016 via Company Press Release

RareJob Inc., acquired Ripple Kids Park Co., Ltd.

synopsis: RareJob, a Japanese company that provides online English lessons, has acquired Ripple Kids Park, a company that specializes in providing online English lessons through Skype exclusively for kids. Ripple Kids Park offers one-on-one online English lessons to Japanese children, provided by teachers located in the Phillippines.
buyer: RareJob Inc. (TSE:6096:$30.81)
With the largest number of students, RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. They have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped more than 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for their tutors. "
target: Ripple Kids Park Co., Ltd.
Ripple Kids Park is the first Japanese company to provide online English lessons exclusively for kids. They offer one-on-one online lessons tailored to each child. Students are able to easily learn at home and communicate with teachers in the Phillippines through Skype.
price ($mm)
$1.15
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$1
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0.9x
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announced 9/10/2015 via Market Wire

EnglishCentral, Inc., will acquire Langrich

synopsis: EnglishCentral, the leading provider ofonline English conversation solutions, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Langrich, a leading online English tutoring company in Japan.
buyer: EnglishCentral, Inc.
EnglishCentral is the “Youtube of English Language Learning.” Using authentic video content, they create a fun and effective way to learn to speak English using proprietary vocabulary and speech assessment technology. They are backed by Google Ventures, NTT DoCoMo Ventures, and SK Telecom. "
target: Langrich
Langrich is a leading online English tutoring company in Japan.
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closed 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

LSF Montpellier French language school, acquired Ifalpes

synopsis: LSF, a leading French language school in France, has acquired Ifalpes, a language school in France that is specialised in teaching French as a foreign language. Ifalpes offers French courses of all levels to help students learn and improve their French. The school welcomes hundreds of foreign students every year.
buyer: LSF Montpellier French language school
LSF is a leading French language school in France. The school offers high quality French courses for all levels, from the complete beginner to the advanced. LSF teaches French to over 2,800 students from all over the world. "
target: Ifalpes
Ifalpes is a language school in France that is specialised in teaching French as a foreign language. The school welcomes hundreds of foreign students of all ages, nationalities, and cultures every year. Ifalpes offers French courses of all levels to help students learn and improve their French.
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closed 7/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Noah Education merged with Rainbow Education Holding Limited,

synopsis: Noah Education Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of education services in China, has merged with Rainbow Education Holding Limited. Noah owns and operates 48 high-end kindergartens, five primary and secondary schools and operates 10 supplemental education centers, which focuses on English language training for children aged 3-12.
buyer: Rainbow Education Holding Limited
Rainbow Education Holding Limited is a holding company based in China. "
target: Noah Education (NED:$37.23)
Noah Education Holdings Ltd. is a leading provider of education services in China. The Company operates in three different segments, with a focus on English language training, high-end kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, and supplemental education.
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announced 9/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Top Education Institute, will acquire Scots English College Pty Ltd

synopsis: Top Education Institute (TOP), a leading private higher education institution in Australia, will acquire an 85% stake in Scots English College, an Australian college that offers a range of ELICOS courses to international students. Scots English College offers courses for general English, IELTS exam preparation, Cambridge exam preparation, and more.
buyer: Top Education Institute
Top Education Institute (TOP) is a leading private higher education institution in Australia. TOP offers undergraduate and postgraduate level degrees in business and law. TOP provides its students with the very best possible quality higher education that lead to immediate and fulfilling careers. "
target: Scots English College Pty Ltd
Scots English College is an Australian college that offers a range of ELICOS courses to international students. Scots English College offers courses for general English, IELTS exam preparation, English for academic purposes, Cambridge exam preparation, and pronunciation & communication.
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$1.59*
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closed 8/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twin Group, acquired LTC Eastbourne

synopsis: London-based education company Twin Group has announced the acquisition of LTC Eastbourne, a 65-year-old English language school on the south coast of England. The school, founded in 1954, is set in an 18th century mansion, a Grade-1 listed building with 23 classrooms, on-site accommodation for more than 130 junior students and a tennis court.
buyer: Twin Group
Since 1993, Twin Group has been shaping the futures and careers of young, ambitious people. They provide UK residents and international students with high-quality English language tuition, internships, paid work opportunities, apprenticeships, volunteering programmes and school group travel tours. "
target: LTC Eastbourne
LTC Eastbourne is a 65-year-old English language school on the south coast of England. The school, founded in 1954, is set in an 18th century mansion, a Grade-1 listed building with 23 classrooms, on-site accommodation for more than 130 junior students and a tennis court.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Learning Group, acquired Ardmore Language Schools Limited

synopsis: Major schools business Cognita, via its Active Learning Group division, has acquired Ardmore Language Schools, a veteran junior summer program business which has operations in both the UK and US. For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language.
buyer parent: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
buyer: Active Learning Group
Active Learning Group is a portfolio of exciting brands, each of which specialise in experiential learning for children, spanning outdoor education for schools, and summer camps and daycare for children during the school holidays. "
target: Ardmore Language Schools Limited
For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language. They pride themselves on delivering summer school programmes to the highest standards with a constant focus on student experience, safety and fun.​
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announced 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

EC English Language Centres, will acquire Embassy English

synopsis: EC English Language Centres, a chain of English learning schools based in Malta, will acquire Embassy English from Study Group, a global education company. Embassy English is one of the World's leading English language schools. Embassy English teaches thousands of students from over 160 countries to speak, write and live English.
buyer: EC English Language Centres
EC English Language Centres (EC) is a chain of English learning schools based in Malta. EC has over 20 schools in 5 different countries. They help over 40,000 students from over 120 countries to learn and improve their English language skills. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Embassy English
Embassy English is one of the World's leading English language schools. Embassy English teaches thousands of students from over 160 countries to speak, write and live English in their 15 study centres throughout Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand.
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closed 10/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cultura Inglesa S.A., acquired Britannia Cultural e Comercial Ltda

synopsis: Cultura Inglesa, a Brazil-based operator of English language schools, has acquired Britannia, an English language school in Brazil. Britannia offers English courses for kids, teens and adults. They also offer courses that help increase conversational skills and preparatory courses that help people prepare for English exams.
buyer parent: Gera Venture Capital
buyer: Cultura Inglesa S.A.
Founded in 1934, Cultura Inglesa is a Brazil-based operator of English language schools. The company has schools in over 80 cities in Brazil and Latin America. Cultura Inglesa has courses for all ages and also offers online courses. "
target: Britannia Cultural e Comercial Ltda
Founded in 1972, Britannia is an English language school in Brazil. Britannia offers English courses for kids, teens and adults. They also offer courses that help increase conversational skills and preparatory courses that help people prepare for English exams.
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closed 5/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Malvern International plc, acquired Communicate School Ltd.

synopsis: Manchester-based Communicate English School Ltd has been bought in a deal by learning and skills development specialist Malvern International. Communicate School is a family-run English school based in Manchester, UK. They believe in giving their students a brighter, better future through language.
buyer: Malvern International plc
Malvern International plc s the holding company for a number of wholly-owned operating subsidiaries whose business is to provide educational qualifications in the United Kingdom and internationally in countries like Ireland, Cyprus, Singapore and Malaysia. "
target: Communicate School Ltd.
Communicate School is a family-run English school based in Manchester, UK. They believe in giving their students a brighter, better future through language.
price ($mm)
$3.21
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$1
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2.4x
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announced 12/1/2017 via BusinessWire

Scientific Learning Corporation, will acquire BrainMaps

synopsis: Scientific Learning Corp., a leading SaaS service provider that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies, announced that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Brain Maps Technology Co. Ltd. to acquire Shanghai-based BrainMaps, a blended learning company with over 70 franchised English language learning centers across China.
buyer: Scientific Learning Corporation (OTCPK:SCIL:$17.73)
Scientific Learning Corp. is a leading SaaS service provider that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies that have been research-validated by over 250 studies, including those from Stanford, MIT, and Harvard Universities. "
target: BrainMaps
BrainMaps is a blended learning company with over 70 franchised English language learning centers across China. BrainMaps helps students ages 5-12 achieve fluency in English in as little as three years.
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announced 8/4/2017 via BNC Analysis

Singapore Press Holdings Ltd., will acquire HAN Culture & Education Group

synopsis: Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will invest in Han Language Centre. The deal will see SPH holding a 75 per cent interest in the business. Founded in 1993 by the prominent and veteran educator Principal Ann Jongjuan, HAN Language Centre is one of the most established and trusted Chinese language learning school brand in Singapore.
buyer: Singapore Press Holdings Ltd. (SGX:T39:$761.58)
Singapore Press Holdings Ltd (SPH) is Southeast Asia's leading media organisation, engaging minds across multiple languages and platforms. SPH owns award-winning newspapers, magazines and best-selling books in both print and digital editions, as well as online classified businesses in the region. "
target: HAN Culture & Education Group
Founded in 1993 by the prominent and veteran educator Principal Ann Jongjuan, HAN Language Centre is one of the most established and trusted Chinese language learning school brand in Singapore.
price ($mm)
$3.56
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announced 7/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire CATS Colleges

synopsis: Cambridge Education Group ("CEG") and its private equity owner, Bridgepoint, announced that they had agreed to sell CATS Colleges to Bright Scholar, the largest operator of international and bilingual schools in China. CATS Colleges is an international school network focused primarily on international students.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$303.82)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target parent: Bridgepoint
target: CATS Colleges
CATS Colleges comprises CATS international high schools in UK, US and China, Stafford House English language schools in UK, US and Canada and CSVPA (Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts).
price ($mm)
$188
rev ($mm)
$111
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1.7x
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announced 11/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

KDDI Corporation, will acquire AEON Holdings Corporation of Japan

synopsis: Mobile carrier KDDI Corp. will wholly acquire Aeon Corp., the nation’s second-largest English conversation school operator. For four decades, the AEON Corporation of Japan has been an innovator in the field of English education, offering exceptional classroom and internet opportunities to study and master the language.
buyer: KDDI Corporation (TSE:9433:$43,688.49)
KDDI Corporation are Japan’s global telecommunications pioneer and a Global Fortune 500 company providing their international customer base with data centers, networks, content delivery, system integration, and more around the world. "
target: AEON Holdings Corporation of Japan
For four decades, the AEON Corporation of Japan has been an innovator in the field of English education, offering exceptional classroom and internet opportunities to study and master the language. AEON has grown to become one of the largest and most respected private educational institutes.
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$243
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announced 11/15/2017 via Company Press Release

Global Step Academy After School, will acquire Spring! English Conversation School

synopsis: Global Step Academy After School (GSA After School) acquires the English conversation school 'Spring! Spring!, based in Japan, is an all English class by a foreign instructor. Spring! is an English conversation school that serves all ages.
buyer parent: Global Step Academy
buyer: Global Step Academy After School
Global Step Academy After School (GSA After School), a Japanese subsidiary of the Global Step Academy Group, offers school childcare and seasonal programs in International Preschool in Tachikawa city and Shibasaki gymnasium for a limited time. "
target parent: hitomedia
target: Spring! English Conversation School
Spring!, based in Japan, is an all English class by a foreign instructor. Spring! is an English conversation school that serves all ages.
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closed 12/20/2016 via BNC Analysis

Centre of English Studies, acquired Action English Language Training Centre

synopsis: UK and Ireland language provider Centre of English Studies (CES) has announced the acquisition of Leeds-based teacher training college Action English Language Training (AELT). Action English offers TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) courses for teachers, as well as reasonably-priced English language classes for students.
buyer: Centre of English Studies
Founded in 1979, CES has over 30 years' experience teaching the English language to students from across the globe. All of their teachers in Ireland and England are chosen not only for their experience but also for their enthusiasm, positive attitude and their ability to make language learning fun. "
target: Action English Language Training Centre
Action English is a highly-renowned, Leeds-based, TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) training centre. As well as teacher training courses, Action English also offers very reasonably-priced English Language classes to students.
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closed 12/23/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wise Up and You Move, acquired Wise Up and You Move

synopsis: Two years after selling the network of language schools ​​Wise Up and You Move to Somos Educação, the entrepreneur Flávio Augusto da Silva has bought back the company.
buyer: Wise Up and You Move
Wise Up and You Move are a network of English language-learning schools based in Brazil, operated by Central de Produções GWUP. "
target parent: Somos Educação S.A.
target: Wise Up and You Move
Wise Up and You Move are a network of English language-learning schools based in Brazil, operated by Central de Produções GWUP.
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closed 1/22/2015 via BNC Analysis

Centre of English Studies, acquired Harrogate Language Academy

synopsis: UK and Ireland-based language school chain Centre of English Studies (CES) has announced the acquisition of Harrogate Language Academy (HLA) in Yorkshire, UK. Harrogate Language Academy offers intensive, accredited English language courses to individuals and to groups from universities, businesses, associations, schools and governments.
buyer: Centre of English Studies
Founded in 1979, CES has over 30 years' experience teaching the English language to students from across the globe. All of their teachers in Ireland and England are chosen not only for their experience but also for their enthusiasm, positive attitude and their ability to make language learning fun. "
target: Harrogate Language Academy
Harrogate Language Academy offers intensive, accredited English language courses in the heart of Yorkshire. They provide professional services to individuals and to groups from universities, businesses, associations, schools and governments.
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closed 10/23/2012 via BusinessWire

Pivotal Group, Inc., acquired Pan Am Education

synopsis: A Pivotal Group affiliate has acquired the assets of Pan Am Education, expediting the international expansion of the company. Pan Am founding management will maintain a stake in the company and continue day-to-day operations. Pan Am Education provides online blended learning solutions for students and education companies around the globe.
buyer: Pivotal Group, Inc.
Pivotal Group is a diversified investment company focused on private equity and real estate, particularly drawn by the unrealized potential of well-managed, middle-market companies with unique assets. "
target: Pan Am Education
Pan Am Education provides online blended learning solutions for students and education companies around the globe. Pan Am distributes its education services in 10 countries, including China, Korea, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey and the U.S. Its distribution network reaches over 5 million students.
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announced 12/7/2018 via BNC Analysis

Kyoshin Co., Ltd., will acquire Dynamic Business College Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Kyoshin Co., Ltd., a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA, will acquire Dynamic Business College (DBC), a language learning school in Japan. DBC offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses for learning and improving Japanese.
buyer: Kyoshin Co., Ltd. (TSE:4735:$162.12)
Kyoshin Co., Ltd. is a Japanese company that operates cram schools in Japan, Germany, China, and the USA. Their schools are aimed at primary to high school students. Kyoshin provides services for exam preparation, English language learning for young children, and Japanese language learning. "
target: Dynamic Business College Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1991, Dynamic Business College (DBC) is a language learning school in Japan. DBC offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses for learning and improving Japanese. DBC also offers exam prep courses for students that are at or above the intermediate level.
price ($mm)
$9.25
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$3
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2.9x
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closed 12/14/2016 via Company Press Release

RareJob Inc., acquired Ripple Kids Park Co., Ltd.

synopsis: RareJob, a Japanese company that provides online English lessons, has acquired Ripple Kids Park, a company that specializes in providing online English lessons through Skype exclusively for kids. Ripple Kids Park offers one-on-one online English lessons to Japanese children, provided by teachers located in the Phillippines.
buyer: RareJob Inc. (TSE:6096:$30.81)
With the largest number of students, RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. They have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped more than 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for their tutors. "
target: Ripple Kids Park Co., Ltd.
Ripple Kids Park is the first Japanese company to provide online English lessons exclusively for kids. They offer one-on-one online lessons tailored to each child. Students are able to easily learn at home and communicate with teachers in the Phillippines through Skype.
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$1.15
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$1
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announced 9/10/2015 via Market Wire

EnglishCentral, Inc., will acquire Langrich

synopsis: EnglishCentral, the leading provider ofonline English conversation solutions, announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Langrich, a leading online English tutoring company in Japan.
buyer: EnglishCentral, Inc.
EnglishCentral is the “Youtube of English Language Learning.” Using authentic video content, they create a fun and effective way to learn to speak English using proprietary vocabulary and speech assessment technology. They are backed by Google Ventures, NTT DoCoMo Ventures, and SK Telecom. "
target: Langrich
Langrich is a leading online English tutoring company in Japan.
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closed 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

LSF Montpellier French language school, acquired Ifalpes

synopsis: LSF, a leading French language school in France, has acquired Ifalpes, a language school in France that is specialised in teaching French as a foreign language. Ifalpes offers French courses of all levels to help students learn and improve their French. The school welcomes hundreds of foreign students every year.
buyer: LSF Montpellier French language school
LSF is a leading French language school in France. The school offers high quality French courses for all levels, from the complete beginner to the advanced. LSF teaches French to over 2,800 students from all over the world. "
target: Ifalpes
Ifalpes is a language school in France that is specialised in teaching French as a foreign language. The school welcomes hundreds of foreign students of all ages, nationalities, and cultures every year. Ifalpes offers French courses of all levels to help students learn and improve their French.
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closed 7/30/2014 via PR Newswire

Noah Education merged with Rainbow Education Holding Limited,

synopsis: Noah Education Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of education services in China, has merged with Rainbow Education Holding Limited. Noah owns and operates 48 high-end kindergartens, five primary and secondary schools and operates 10 supplemental education centers, which focuses on English language training for children aged 3-12.
buyer: Rainbow Education Holding Limited
Rainbow Education Holding Limited is a holding company based in China. "
target: Noah Education (NED:$37.23)
Noah Education Holdings Ltd. is a leading provider of education services in China. The Company operates in three different segments, with a focus on English language training, high-end kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, and supplemental education.
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announced 9/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Top Education Institute, will acquire Scots English College Pty Ltd

synopsis: Top Education Institute (TOP), a leading private higher education institution in Australia, will acquire an 85% stake in Scots English College, an Australian college that offers a range of ELICOS courses to international students. Scots English College offers courses for general English, IELTS exam preparation, Cambridge exam preparation, and more.
buyer: Top Education Institute
Top Education Institute (TOP) is a leading private higher education institution in Australia. TOP offers undergraduate and postgraduate level degrees in business and law. TOP provides its students with the very best possible quality higher education that lead to immediate and fulfilling careers. "
target: Scots English College Pty Ltd
Scots English College is an Australian college that offers a range of ELICOS courses to international students. Scots English College offers courses for general English, IELTS exam preparation, English for academic purposes, Cambridge exam preparation, and pronunciation & communication.
price ($mm)
$1.59*
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closed 8/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twin Group, acquired LTC Eastbourne

synopsis: London-based education company Twin Group has announced the acquisition of LTC Eastbourne, a 65-year-old English language school on the south coast of England. The school, founded in 1954, is set in an 18th century mansion, a Grade-1 listed building with 23 classrooms, on-site accommodation for more than 130 junior students and a tennis court.
buyer: Twin Group
Since 1993, Twin Group has been shaping the futures and careers of young, ambitious people. They provide UK residents and international students with high-quality English language tuition, internships, paid work opportunities, apprenticeships, volunteering programmes and school group travel tours. "
target: LTC Eastbourne
LTC Eastbourne is a 65-year-old English language school on the south coast of England. The school, founded in 1954, is set in an 18th century mansion, a Grade-1 listed building with 23 classrooms, on-site accommodation for more than 130 junior students and a tennis court.
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closed 1/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Active Learning Group, acquired Ardmore Language Schools Limited

synopsis: Major schools business Cognita, via its Active Learning Group division, has acquired Ardmore Language Schools, a veteran junior summer program business which has operations in both the UK and US. For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language.
buyer parent: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
buyer: Active Learning Group
Active Learning Group is a portfolio of exciting brands, each of which specialise in experiential learning for children, spanning outdoor education for schools, and summer camps and daycare for children during the school holidays. "
target: Ardmore Language Schools Limited
For over 30 years Ardmore has been helping students from all over the world live and learn the English language. They pride themselves on delivering summer school programmes to the highest standards with a constant focus on student experience, safety and fun.​
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announced 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

EC English Language Centres, will acquire Embassy English

synopsis: EC English Language Centres, a chain of English learning schools based in Malta, will acquire Embassy English from Study Group, a global education company. Embassy English is one of the World's leading English language schools. Embassy English teaches thousands of students from over 160 countries to speak, write and live English.
buyer: EC English Language Centres
EC English Language Centres (EC) is a chain of English learning schools based in Malta. EC has over 20 schools in 5 different countries. They help over 40,000 students from over 120 countries to learn and improve their English language skills. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Embassy English
Embassy English is one of the World's leading English language schools. Embassy English teaches thousands of students from over 160 countries to speak, write and live English in their 15 study centres throughout Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand.
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closed 10/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cultura Inglesa S.A., acquired Britannia Cultural e Comercial Ltda

synopsis: Cultura Inglesa, a Brazil-based operator of English language schools, has acquired Britannia, an English language school in Brazil. Britannia offers English courses for kids, teens and adults. They also offer courses that help increase conversational skills and preparatory courses that help people prepare for English exams.
buyer parent: Gera Venture Capital
buyer: Cultura Inglesa S.A.
Founded in 1934, Cultura Inglesa is a Brazil-based operator of English language schools. The company has schools in over 80 cities in Brazil and Latin America. Cultura Inglesa has courses for all ages and also offers online courses. "
target: Britannia Cultural e Comercial Ltda
Founded in 1972, Britannia is an English language school in Brazil. Britannia offers English courses for kids, teens and adults. They also offer courses that help increase conversational skills and preparatory courses that help people prepare for English exams.
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closed 5/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Malvern International plc, acquired Communicate School Ltd.

synopsis: Manchester-based Communicate English School Ltd has been bought in a deal by learning and skills development specialist Malvern International. Communicate School is a family-run English school based in Manchester, UK. They believe in giving their students a brighter, better future through language.
buyer: Malvern International plc
Malvern International plc s the holding company for a number of wholly-owned operating subsidiaries whose business is to provide educational qualifications in the United Kingdom and internationally in countries like Ireland, Cyprus, Singapore and Malaysia. "
target: Communicate School Ltd.
Communicate School is a family-run English school based in Manchester, UK. They believe in giving their students a brighter, better future through language.
price ($mm)
$3.21
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
announced 12/1/2017 via BusinessWire

Scientific Learning Corporation, will acquire BrainMaps

synopsis: Scientific Learning Corp., a leading SaaS service provider that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies, announced that it has signed a non-binding Letter of Intent with Brain Maps Technology Co. Ltd. to acquire Shanghai-based BrainMaps, a blended learning company with over 70 franchised English language learning centers across China.
buyer: Scientific Learning Corporation (OTCPK:SCIL:$17.73)
Scientific Learning Corp. is a leading SaaS service provider that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies that have been research-validated by over 250 studies, including those from Stanford, MIT, and Harvard Universities. "
target: BrainMaps
BrainMaps is a blended learning company with over 70 franchised English language learning centers across China. BrainMaps helps students ages 5-12 achieve fluency in English in as little as three years.
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