By Delta Education, Inc.

closed 8/31/2005 via PR Newswire

School Specialty, Inc., acquired Delta Education, Inc.

synopsis: School Specialty, the leading education company providing supplemental learning products to the preK-12 market, announced that it has completed its acquisition of all of the membership interests of Delta Education, LLC from Wicks Learning Group, LLC, an affiliate of the Wicks Group of Companies L.L.C., a New York-based private equity firm.
buyer: School Specialty, Inc. (OTCPK:SCOO:$674.03)
School Specialty, Inc. is an education company serving the pre K-12 market with supplemental learning products, school furniture, children's publishing and specialized buying services. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Delta Education, Inc.
Delta is a developer & supplier of hands-on science & math manipulatives, reading programs and related curriculum products for Pre-K to 9th grade. Founded on the belief that "children learn best by doing," Delta has developed a leading reputation and franchise in the supplementary education market.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

RareJob Inc., acquired Geos Language Centre Singapore

synopsis: RareJob, the top online English school in Japan, acquired all shares of Geos Language Center. GEOS Language Centre, located in Singapore, is a school that provides English language classes to the public. Their classes are designed to cater to all kinds of students, including tourists, kids and businessmen.
buyer: RareJob Inc. (TSE:6096:$30.81)
RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. In almost a decade, they have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped over 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for tutors. "
target parent: GEOS
target: Geos Language Centre Singapore
GEOS Language Centre, located in Singapore, is a school that provides English language classes to the public. Their classes are designed to cater to all kinds of students, including tourists, kids and businessmen.
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announced 2/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Ardian, will acquire Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: Ardian, France's world-leading private investment house, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Study Group, the leading provider of international education based in the UK, from Providence Equity Partners, a premier global asset management firm.
buyer: Ardian
Headquartered in France, Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of $90bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Ardian focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group is a leading provider of international education. With 48 university partners around the world, it enables students to succeed at any degree level, by helping them develop the necessary study and language skills to which they may not have had access in their local education systems.
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announced 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

NBCUniversal, LLC., will acquire Craftsy Inc.

synopsis: NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies, is set to acquire a majority stake in Craftsy, a producer of engaging, interactive, broadcast-quality video online classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, jewelry making, and more. Their Courses are taught by world-renowned instructors.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBCUniversal, LLC.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: Craftsy Inc.
Craftsy provides passionate makers with an extraordinary learning experience through video classes, inspirational kits and patterns, and a wide assortment of physical products. Craftsy offers classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, photography, cooking and many more categories.
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closed 4/17/2017 via PR Newswire

Level 5 Capital Partners, acquired Big Blue Swim School

synopsis: Retail services and technology executives announced the launch of Level 5 Capital Partners, an investment fund, with an initial investment in Big Blue Swim School ("Big Blue"), a dedicated-facility swim school. The transaction provides growth capital and management expertise for significant location and regional expansion.
buyer: Level 5 Capital Partners
Level 5 Capital Partners was founded in 2009 by Fortune 1000 retail services and technology executives to invest in high-end wellness and lifestyle offerings with a focus on yoga. "
target: Big Blue Swim School
Big Blue Swim School was founded in 2010 by competitive swimmers, Big Ten finalist John Lonegran and US National Champion Chris DeJong. Their mission has been to enrich the lives of kids and parents through a shared love of swimming.
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announced 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA, will acquire Profi-Lingua

synopsis: Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA (WSiP) signed a preliminary agreement for the purchase of one of the largest networks of language schools in Poland - Profi-Lingua. Profi-Lingua runs courses in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Swedish, Portuguese, Chinese, Norwegian and Polish for foreigners at all levels.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA
Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne is the largest educational publisher in Poland. They offer textbooks, workbooks, and methodological guides for all classes of primary schools, junior high schools and high schools, as well as preschool education. "
target: Profi-Lingua
Profi-Lingua is one of the largest centers of foreign language teaching in Poland. They run classes in branches located in 16 major cities in Poland. They teach English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Swedish, Portuguese, Chinese, Norwegian and Polish for foreigners at all levels.
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closed 1/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

51Talk, acquired 91WaiJiao.com

synopsis: Beijing-based online English language education platform 51Talk has acquired rival 91Waijiao, according to 51Talk's CEO Huang Jiajia. After the completion of the deal, 91Waijiao's platforms, users and staff will be absorbed into 51Talk.
buyer: 51Talk
51Talk is an online english school providing one-to-one foreign language teaching services at a cost of 15 yuan per class. It has established inexpensive English learning based on the Internet. "
target: 91WaiJiao.com
91WaiJiao.com is an oral English tutoring services website started by Jiayuan.com founder Rose Gong. Through real time audio and video interaction conducted via streaming classroom software, they help Chinese students overcome their spoken English challenges and frustrations.
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announced 10/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

NTT DOCOMO, will acquire ABC Cooking Studio

synopsis: NTT Docomo Inc. plans to acquire a controlling stake in major Japanese cooking school operator ABC Cooking Studio Co. for some ¥20 billion. ABC Cooking Studio is a Japanese cooking school where people come to cook an array of foods, including baking breads and cakes.
buyer parent: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
buyer: NTT DOCOMO (TSE:9437:$45,160.34)
NTT DOCOMO is Japan's largest mobile service provider of voice, data and multimedia services. With more than 60 million customers in Japan, the company is one of the world's largest mobile communications operators. "
target: ABC Cooking Studio
ABC Cooking Studio is a Japanese cooking school where people come to cook an array of foods, including baking breads and cakes.
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closed 7/1/2010 via Reuters

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: U.S. private equity firm Providence Equity Partners has acquired university programme provider Study Group from Australia's CHAMP Private Equity.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, entertainment, communications and information companies around the world. The principals of Providence manage funds with over $22 billion in equity commitments. "
target parent: Champ Private Equity
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group helps over 35,000 international students fulfil their ambitions every year. We are global leaders in international education and training, providing a complete range of educational opportunities for students from over 120 countries.
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closed 9/11/2006 via

Champs Private Equity, acquired Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: Newspaper publisher Daily Mail & General Trust has agreed to sell its English language and academic courses business, Study Group International, for about 72 million pounds. The firm is selling the unit to funds advised by Australia's Champ Private Equity and Petersen Investments.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Champs Private Equity
Champ Private Equity is a joint venture between Castle Harlan Inc. and Australian Mezzanine Investments Pty Ltd. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group helps over 35,000 international students fulfil their ambitions every year. We are global leaders in international education and training, providing a complete range of educational opportunities for students from over 120 countries.
price ($mm)
$141
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$179
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closed 11/4/2004 via Company Press Release

Education Affiliates LLC, acquired The Marco Group

synopsis: Education Affiliates LLC, a new platform company started by New York private equity firm JLL Partners Inc. to acquire for-profit post-secondary schools, completed its first buyout, of Baltimore-based Marco Group, according to JLL vice president Frank Rodriguez. Rodriguez said JLL put up the entire $52 million purchase price for Marco.
buyer parent: JLL Partners
buyer: Education Affiliates LLC
Education Affiliates Inc. is a leading post-secondary education company with a strong focus on allied health programs. EA has become one of the most prominent privately held school groups in the industry and currently operates a network of 40 campuses concentrated in 13 states in the eastern US. "
target: The Marco Group
Marco, which operates 10 vocational and professional training schools.
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closed 9/2/2003 via PR Newswire

Education Management Corp, acquired American Education Centers

synopsis: Education Management Corporation announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase American Education Centers and its affiliated schools for $112.5 million in cash and assumption of $3.5 million of debt.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Education Management Corp (OTCPK:EDMC:$2,272.74)
Education Management is a provider of post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue. "
target parent: The Palmer Group
target: American Education Centers
American Education Centers, a privately held corporation founded in 1993, operates proprietary career colleges dedicated to providing high quality educational programs that prepare students for long-term achievement in a competitive, rapidly changing workplace. The corporate office of AEC is in Ft.
price ($mm)
$116
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$54
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closed 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Escapees RV Club, acquired RV to Freedom

synopsis: Escapees RV Club has announced the acquisition of all RV to Freedom properties including its popular course Roadmap to Full-Time RVing. This course leads the customer from the dreaming stage to becoming a full or part-time RVer. It also includes the RV to Freedom Facebook group with over 39,000 members.
buyer: Escapees RV Club
The Escapees RV Club is one of the oldest, largest and most loved RV membership organizations in the world. It is a tightly-knit community of like-minded RVers. It also offers support services like mail forwarding, healthcare solutions, and roadside assistance. "
target: RV to Freedom
RV to Freedom is a resource for RVers and those wanting to learn more about the RVing lifestyle. RV to Freedom has information needed to start a life a freedom on the road. RV to Freedom offers a popular course called Roadmap to Full-Time RVing.
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closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

Streamline Brands, acquired Saf-T-Swim

synopsis: Streamline Brands, the leading franchisor and manager of swim schools in the world, has acquired Saf-T-Swim, a leading swim school in Long Island, New York. Saf-T-Swim offers unique and fun programs for all ages, from infants to seniors. Saf-T-Swim provides students with a safe, attentive, fun environment to learn lifelong swimming skills.
buyer parent: Quad Partners
buyer: Streamline Brands
Streamline Brands is the industry's largest franchisor of swim schools. Streamline Brands and its franchisees operate schools in 22 states today under three brands: SafeSplash Swim School, Swimtastic Swim School and SwimLabs Swim School. Their swim schools help children to become water safe. "
target: Saf-T-Swim
Saf-T-Swim is a leading swim school in Long Island, New York. Saf-T-Swim offers unique and fun programs for all ages, from infants to seniors. Saf-T-Swim is committed to providing every student with a safe, attentive, fun environment to learn lifelong swimming skills.
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Akademie Zeitgeist, acquired International House Freiburg

synopsis: Sprachschule zum Ehrstein(International House Freiburg) has been acquired by Akademie Zeitgeist, a newly established German language course provider. International House Freiburg is a school that offers German language lessons to students and young professionals.
buyer: Akademie Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist is a program based out of Germany that offers German courses in Freiburg with accommodations. They offer authentic opportunities to live in either student residences or in homestays, in the best neighborhoods of Freiburg. "
target parent: International House World Organisation
target: International House Freiburg
International House Freiburg is a school that offers German language lessons to students and young professionals. Located in Freiburg, Germany, the company organizes events and creates accommodations for students wishing to progress their German language education.
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closed 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Gamer Sensei, acquired League Coaching

synopsis: Gamer Sensei, the premiere curated collection of the best esports coaches in the world, announced it has acquired the dedicated League of Legends coaching website, LeagueCoaching.gg. They are a one-stop-shop for students to find gaming coaches that closer match their needs and expectations.
buyer: Gamer Sensei
Gamer Sensei is the world's most popular competitive coaching platform for players who want to win more in their favorite games. Gamer Sensei coaches are among the best esports players in the world, all vetted through a rigorous, multi-step application process. "
target: League Coaching
League Coaching is a free platform to help people find and connect with coaches for League of Legends to hone their skills and improve their gameplay. They are a one-stop-shop for students to find gaming coaches that closer match their needs and expectations.
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announced 7/12/2018 via GlobeNewswire

American Education Center, will purchase American Institute of Financial Intelligence LLC from FIFPAC, Inc.

synopsis: American Education Center, Inc., a company providing educational & career enrichment opportunities for Chinese students in the US, announced that it has entered into an agreement with FIFPAC, Inc. (the “Seller”) to acquire 51% of the American Institute of Financial Intelligence LLC (“AIFI”), an education provider specializing in financial literacy.
buyer: American Education Center (OTCPK:AMCT:$17.67)
American Education Center is an education advisory service company. Their service offerings include customized placement advisory, career advisory, and student and family advisory to middleclass families and corporations in China for quality education and career development in the United States. "
seller: FIFPAC, Inc.
The American Institute of Financial Intelligence is the education division of FIFPAC Inc. The Institute provides financial education and services with its training and certification programs. The programs provide extensive and important financial literacy training services.
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closed 12/4/2017 via PE Hub

BV Investment Partners, acquired Precision Nutrition Inc.

synopsis: BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services, software and IT services sectors, has acquired a majority stake in Toronto-based Precision Nutrition, a certification and coaching software and services provider.
buyer: BV Investment Partners
BV Investment Partners is currently investing its ninth private equity fund. The firm is one of the oldest and most experienced sector-focused private equity firms in North America. The company actively targets investments in the business services and information technology services industries. "
target: Precision Nutrition Inc.
Precision Nutrition (PN) is the leading nutrition certification and coaching software and services provider in North America. PN provides nutrition coaching certifications and software to fitness and wellness professionals throughout North America, Australia, and parts of Europe.
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closed 3/15/2018 via PE Hub

Baring Private Equity Asia, CITIC Capital, acquired Wall Street English

synopsis: Baring Private Equity Asia (“BPEA”) and CITIC Capital Holdings Limited announced their affiliated private equity funds have acquired Wall Street English (“WSE”), the world’s leading provider of English language training to adults, from Pearson Plc.
buyer: CITIC Capital
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of the largest and most established private alternative investment firms in Asia, with total committed capital of over USD11 billion. Founded in 2002, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited is an alternative investment management and advisory company. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Wall Street English
Wall Street English is the premier provider of English language instruction for individuals and corporate clients around the world. Wall Street English has over 40 years of experience of teaching English and has touched the lives of over 2 million students in 450 centers in 28 countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$300
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$216
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closed 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Encourage Japan Co., Ltd., acquired Ichinoseki 1st Drivingschool

synopsis: Encourage Japan Co., Ltd., a company that provides comprehensive consulting services to driving schools in Japan, has acquired Ichinoseki 1st Drivingschool, a driving school in Japan. Ichinoseki 1st Drivingschool teaches students basic driving knowledge, such as signals and street signs, and provides on-road training services.
buyer: Encourage Japan Co., Ltd.
Encourage Japan Co., Ltd. provides comprehensive consulting services to driving schools in Japan. The company helps the schools improve their business, reduce costs, and attract more customers. The company also manages and operates two driving schools. "
target: Ichinoseki 1st Drivingschool
Ichinoseki 1st Drivingschool is a driving school in Japan. The school teaches students basic driving knowledge, such as signals and street signs, and provides on-road training services. The training includes how to drive on highways and what to do in emergency situations.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Arcan, acquired PermiGo SAS

synopsis: Groupe Arcan, a well-known player in the driver training sector, has taken over PermiGo, a Lyon start-up created in 2014. PermiGo offers quality driver's training available on the road via phone, tablet or computer directly from the user's sofa.
buyer: Groupe Arcan
Groupe Arcan, based in France, operates traditional and online driving schools. Ronan Le Boulaire is the president of Groupe Arcan. "
target: PermiGo SAS
PermiGo offers quality driver's training available on the road via phone, tablet or computer directly from the user's sofa. Users can choose their venue as well as the instructor of choice and book their driving hours in real time. Permigo is based in Lyon, France.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

RareJob Inc., acquired Geos Language Centre Singapore

synopsis: RareJob, the top online English school in Japan, acquired all shares of Geos Language Center. GEOS Language Centre, located in Singapore, is a school that provides English language classes to the public. Their classes are designed to cater to all kinds of students, including tourists, kids and businessmen.
buyer: RareJob Inc. (TSE:6096:$30.81)
RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. In almost a decade, they have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped over 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for tutors. "
target parent: GEOS
target: Geos Language Centre Singapore
GEOS Language Centre, located in Singapore, is a school that provides English language classes to the public. Their classes are designed to cater to all kinds of students, including tourists, kids and businessmen.
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announced 2/21/2019 via Company Press Release

Ardian, will acquire Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: Ardian, France's world-leading private investment house, announced it has reached an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Study Group, the leading provider of international education based in the UK, from Providence Equity Partners, a premier global asset management firm.
buyer: Ardian
Headquartered in France, Ardian is a world-leading private investment house with assets of $90bn managed or advised in Europe, the Americas and Asia. Ardian focuses on delivering excellent investment performance to its global investor base. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group is a leading provider of international education. With 48 university partners around the world, it enables students to succeed at any degree level, by helping them develop the necessary study and language skills to which they may not have had access in their local education systems.
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announced 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

NBCUniversal, LLC., will acquire Craftsy Inc.

synopsis: NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies, is set to acquire a majority stake in Craftsy, a producer of engaging, interactive, broadcast-quality video online classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, jewelry making, and more. Their Courses are taught by world-renowned instructors.
buyer parent: Comcast Corporation
buyer: NBCUniversal, LLC.
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. "
target: Craftsy Inc.
Craftsy provides passionate makers with an extraordinary learning experience through video classes, inspirational kits and patterns, and a wide assortment of physical products. Craftsy offers classes in quilting, sewing, knitting, cake decorating, art, photography, cooking and many more categories.
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closed 4/17/2017 via PR Newswire

Level 5 Capital Partners, acquired Big Blue Swim School

synopsis: Retail services and technology executives announced the launch of Level 5 Capital Partners, an investment fund, with an initial investment in Big Blue Swim School ("Big Blue"), a dedicated-facility swim school. The transaction provides growth capital and management expertise for significant location and regional expansion.
buyer: Level 5 Capital Partners
Level 5 Capital Partners was founded in 2009 by Fortune 1000 retail services and technology executives to invest in high-end wellness and lifestyle offerings with a focus on yoga. "
target: Big Blue Swim School
Big Blue Swim School was founded in 2010 by competitive swimmers, Big Ten finalist John Lonegran and US National Champion Chris DeJong. Their mission has been to enrich the lives of kids and parents through a shared love of swimming.
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announced 1/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA, will acquire Profi-Lingua

synopsis: Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA (WSiP) signed a preliminary agreement for the purchase of one of the largest networks of language schools in Poland - Profi-Lingua. Profi-Lingua runs courses in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Swedish, Portuguese, Chinese, Norwegian and Polish for foreigners at all levels.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne SA
Wydawnictwa Szkolne i Pedagogiczne is the largest educational publisher in Poland. They offer textbooks, workbooks, and methodological guides for all classes of primary schools, junior high schools and high schools, as well as preschool education. "
target: Profi-Lingua
Profi-Lingua is one of the largest centers of foreign language teaching in Poland. They run classes in branches located in 16 major cities in Poland. They teach English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Czech, Swedish, Portuguese, Chinese, Norwegian and Polish for foreigners at all levels.
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closed 1/14/2015 via BNC Analysis

51Talk, acquired 91WaiJiao.com

synopsis: Beijing-based online English language education platform 51Talk has acquired rival 91Waijiao, according to 51Talk's CEO Huang Jiajia. After the completion of the deal, 91Waijiao's platforms, users and staff will be absorbed into 51Talk.
buyer: 51Talk
51Talk is an online english school providing one-to-one foreign language teaching services at a cost of 15 yuan per class. It has established inexpensive English learning based on the Internet. "
target: 91WaiJiao.com
91WaiJiao.com is an oral English tutoring services website started by Jiayuan.com founder Rose Gong. Through real time audio and video interaction conducted via streaming classroom software, they help Chinese students overcome their spoken English challenges and frustrations.
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announced 10/24/2013 via BNC Analysis

NTT DOCOMO, will acquire ABC Cooking Studio

synopsis: NTT Docomo Inc. plans to acquire a controlling stake in major Japanese cooking school operator ABC Cooking Studio Co. for some ¥20 billion. ABC Cooking Studio is a Japanese cooking school where people come to cook an array of foods, including baking breads and cakes.
buyer parent: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
buyer: NTT DOCOMO (TSE:9437:$45,160.34)
NTT DOCOMO is Japan's largest mobile service provider of voice, data and multimedia services. With more than 60 million customers in Japan, the company is one of the world's largest mobile communications operators. "
target: ABC Cooking Studio
ABC Cooking Studio is a Japanese cooking school where people come to cook an array of foods, including baking breads and cakes.
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closed 7/1/2010 via Reuters

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: U.S. private equity firm Providence Equity Partners has acquired university programme provider Study Group from Australia's CHAMP Private Equity.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, entertainment, communications and information companies around the world. The principals of Providence manage funds with over $22 billion in equity commitments. "
target parent: Champ Private Equity
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group helps over 35,000 international students fulfil their ambitions every year. We are global leaders in international education and training, providing a complete range of educational opportunities for students from over 120 countries.
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closed 9/11/2006 via

Champs Private Equity, acquired Study Group International Ltd.

synopsis: Newspaper publisher Daily Mail & General Trust has agreed to sell its English language and academic courses business, Study Group International, for about 72 million pounds. The firm is selling the unit to funds advised by Australia's Champ Private Equity and Petersen Investments.
buyer parent: Castle Harlan Inc.
buyer: Champs Private Equity
Champ Private Equity is a joint venture between Castle Harlan Inc. and Australian Mezzanine Investments Pty Ltd. "
target parent: Daily Mail and General Trust plc
target: Study Group International Ltd.
Study Group helps over 35,000 international students fulfil their ambitions every year. We are global leaders in international education and training, providing a complete range of educational opportunities for students from over 120 countries.
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$141
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$179
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closed 11/4/2004 via Company Press Release

Education Affiliates LLC, acquired The Marco Group

synopsis: Education Affiliates LLC, a new platform company started by New York private equity firm JLL Partners Inc. to acquire for-profit post-secondary schools, completed its first buyout, of Baltimore-based Marco Group, according to JLL vice president Frank Rodriguez. Rodriguez said JLL put up the entire $52 million purchase price for Marco.
buyer parent: JLL Partners
buyer: Education Affiliates LLC
Education Affiliates Inc. is a leading post-secondary education company with a strong focus on allied health programs. EA has become one of the most prominent privately held school groups in the industry and currently operates a network of 40 campuses concentrated in 13 states in the eastern US. "
target: The Marco Group
Marco, which operates 10 vocational and professional training schools.
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closed 9/2/2003 via PR Newswire

Education Management Corp, acquired American Education Centers

synopsis: Education Management Corporation announced that it has signed an agreement to purchase American Education Centers and its affiliated schools for $112.5 million in cash and assumption of $3.5 million of debt.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Education Management Corp (OTCPK:EDMC:$2,272.74)
Education Management is a provider of post-secondary education in North America, based on student enrollment and revenue. "
target parent: The Palmer Group
target: American Education Centers
American Education Centers, a privately held corporation founded in 1993, operates proprietary career colleges dedicated to providing high quality educational programs that prepare students for long-term achievement in a competitive, rapidly changing workplace. The corporate office of AEC is in Ft.
price ($mm)
$116
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$54
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closed 10/23/2019 via Company Press Release

Escapees RV Club, acquired RV to Freedom

synopsis: Escapees RV Club has announced the acquisition of all RV to Freedom properties including its popular course Roadmap to Full-Time RVing. This course leads the customer from the dreaming stage to becoming a full or part-time RVer. It also includes the RV to Freedom Facebook group with over 39,000 members.
buyer: Escapees RV Club
The Escapees RV Club is one of the oldest, largest and most loved RV membership organizations in the world. It is a tightly-knit community of like-minded RVers. It also offers support services like mail forwarding, healthcare solutions, and roadside assistance. "
target: RV to Freedom
RV to Freedom is a resource for RVers and those wanting to learn more about the RVing lifestyle. RV to Freedom has information needed to start a life a freedom on the road. RV to Freedom offers a popular course called Roadmap to Full-Time RVing.
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closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

Streamline Brands, acquired Saf-T-Swim

synopsis: Streamline Brands, the leading franchisor and manager of swim schools in the world, has acquired Saf-T-Swim, a leading swim school in Long Island, New York. Saf-T-Swim offers unique and fun programs for all ages, from infants to seniors. Saf-T-Swim provides students with a safe, attentive, fun environment to learn lifelong swimming skills.
buyer parent: Quad Partners
buyer: Streamline Brands
Streamline Brands is the industry's largest franchisor of swim schools. Streamline Brands and its franchisees operate schools in 22 states today under three brands: SafeSplash Swim School, Swimtastic Swim School and SwimLabs Swim School. Their swim schools help children to become water safe. "
target: Saf-T-Swim
Saf-T-Swim is a leading swim school in Long Island, New York. Saf-T-Swim offers unique and fun programs for all ages, from infants to seniors. Saf-T-Swim is committed to providing every student with a safe, attentive, fun environment to learn lifelong swimming skills.
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closed 2/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Akademie Zeitgeist, acquired International House Freiburg

synopsis: Sprachschule zum Ehrstein(International House Freiburg) has been acquired by Akademie Zeitgeist, a newly established German language course provider. International House Freiburg is a school that offers German language lessons to students and young professionals.
buyer: Akademie Zeitgeist
Zeitgeist is a program based out of Germany that offers German courses in Freiburg with accommodations. They offer authentic opportunities to live in either student residences or in homestays, in the best neighborhoods of Freiburg. "
target parent: International House World Organisation
target: International House Freiburg
International House Freiburg is a school that offers German language lessons to students and young professionals. Located in Freiburg, Germany, the company organizes events and creates accommodations for students wishing to progress their German language education.
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closed 8/8/2018 via PR Newswire

Gamer Sensei, acquired League Coaching

synopsis: Gamer Sensei, the premiere curated collection of the best esports coaches in the world, announced it has acquired the dedicated League of Legends coaching website, LeagueCoaching.gg. They are a one-stop-shop for students to find gaming coaches that closer match their needs and expectations.
buyer: Gamer Sensei
Gamer Sensei is the world's most popular competitive coaching platform for players who want to win more in their favorite games. Gamer Sensei coaches are among the best esports players in the world, all vetted through a rigorous, multi-step application process. "
target: League Coaching
League Coaching is a free platform to help people find and connect with coaches for League of Legends to hone their skills and improve their gameplay. They are a one-stop-shop for students to find gaming coaches that closer match their needs and expectations.
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announced 7/12/2018 via GlobeNewswire

American Education Center, will purchase American Institute of Financial Intelligence LLC from FIFPAC, Inc.

synopsis: American Education Center, Inc., a company providing educational & career enrichment opportunities for Chinese students in the US, announced that it has entered into an agreement with FIFPAC, Inc. (the “Seller”) to acquire 51% of the American Institute of Financial Intelligence LLC (“AIFI”), an education provider specializing in financial literacy.
buyer: American Education Center (OTCPK:AMCT:$17.67)
American Education Center is an education advisory service company. Their service offerings include customized placement advisory, career advisory, and student and family advisory to middleclass families and corporations in China for quality education and career development in the United States. "
seller: FIFPAC, Inc.
The American Institute of Financial Intelligence is the education division of FIFPAC Inc. The Institute provides financial education and services with its training and certification programs. The programs provide extensive and important financial literacy training services.
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closed 12/4/2017 via PE Hub

BV Investment Partners, acquired Precision Nutrition Inc.

synopsis: BV Investment Partners, a middle-market private equity firm focused on the business services, software and IT services sectors, has acquired a majority stake in Toronto-based Precision Nutrition, a certification and coaching software and services provider.
buyer: BV Investment Partners
BV Investment Partners is currently investing its ninth private equity fund. The firm is one of the oldest and most experienced sector-focused private equity firms in North America. The company actively targets investments in the business services and information technology services industries. "
target: Precision Nutrition Inc.
Precision Nutrition (PN) is the leading nutrition certification and coaching software and services provider in North America. PN provides nutrition coaching certifications and software to fitness and wellness professionals throughout North America, Australia, and parts of Europe.
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closed 3/15/2018 via PE Hub

Baring Private Equity Asia, CITIC Capital, acquired Wall Street English

synopsis: Baring Private Equity Asia (“BPEA”) and CITIC Capital Holdings Limited announced their affiliated private equity funds have acquired Wall Street English (“WSE”), the world’s leading provider of English language training to adults, from Pearson Plc.
buyer: CITIC Capital
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of the largest and most established private alternative investment firms in Asia, with total committed capital of over USD11 billion. Founded in 2002, CITIC Capital Holdings Limited is an alternative investment management and advisory company. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: Wall Street English
Wall Street English is the premier provider of English language instruction for individuals and corporate clients around the world. Wall Street English has over 40 years of experience of teaching English and has touched the lives of over 2 million students in 450 centers in 28 countries worldwide.
price ($mm)
$300
rev ($mm)
$216
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.4x
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closed 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Encourage Japan Co., Ltd., acquired Ichinoseki 1st Drivingschool

synopsis: Encourage Japan Co., Ltd., a company that provides comprehensive consulting services to driving schools in Japan, has acquired Ichinoseki 1st Drivingschool, a driving school in Japan. Ichinoseki 1st Drivingschool teaches students basic driving knowledge, such as signals and street signs, and provides on-road training services.
buyer: Encourage Japan Co., Ltd.
Encourage Japan Co., Ltd. provides comprehensive consulting services to driving schools in Japan. The company helps the schools improve their business, reduce costs, and attract more customers. The company also manages and operates two driving schools. "
target: Ichinoseki 1st Drivingschool
Ichinoseki 1st Drivingschool is a driving school in Japan. The school teaches students basic driving knowledge, such as signals and street signs, and provides on-road training services. The training includes how to drive on highways and what to do in emergency situations.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Arcan, acquired PermiGo SAS

synopsis: Groupe Arcan, a well-known player in the driver training sector, has taken over PermiGo, a Lyon start-up created in 2014. PermiGo offers quality driver's training available on the road via phone, tablet or computer directly from the user's sofa.
buyer: Groupe Arcan
Groupe Arcan, based in France, operates traditional and online driving schools. Ronan Le Boulaire is the president of Groupe Arcan. "
target: PermiGo SAS
PermiGo offers quality driver's training available on the road via phone, tablet or computer directly from the user's sofa. Users can choose their venue as well as the instructor of choice and book their driving hours in real time. Permigo is based in Lyon, France.
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