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closed 7/1/2008 via PR Newswire

Edison Schools Inc., acquired Provost Systems

synopsis: Company President and CEO Terry Stecz, announced the acquisition of the education software company Provost Systems(R), based in Santa Clara, Calif. With this action, the education management company, formally known as Edison Schools, extends its client base serving over 350,000 children in 21 states and the United Kingdom.
buyer: Edison Schools Inc.
EdisonLearning is the nation's leading public school innovator and partner for school districts and charter schools in the U.S. and the U.K. We work with school administrators, teachers, and parents to provide learning solutions that drive achievement and improve educational outcomes. "
target: Provost Systems
Provost Systems meets the demand for efficient modes of operation in education-focused information management technology by providing unique, wholly-customizable software, solutions and professional services to the education market.
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closed 8/11/2015 via BusinessWire

Jenzabar, Inc., acquired SONISWEB

synopsis: Jenzabar Inc., a leading provider of software, services and strategies for higher education, announced that it has acquired RJM Systems, Inc., developer of SONISWEB. The company is a provider of state-of-the-art systems developed exclusively to meet administrative needs of colleges and universities.
buyer: Jenzabar, Inc.
Jenzabar, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise software, strategies, and services developed exclusively for higher education. The company offers integrated, innovative solutions to advance the goals of academic and administrative offices across the campus and throughout the student lifecycle. "
target: SONISWEB
RJM Systems, Inc., developer of SONISWEB, provide the highest quality in information management systems and services to meet the demand of higher educational institutions.
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closed 1/23/2013 via Company Press Release

Account Control Technology, acquired Diamond D, Inc.

synopsis: Account Control Technology, Inc. is pleased to announce it has expanded its capabilities through the acquisition of Diamond D, Inc., a data management software company serving education clients.
buyer: Account Control Technology
Account Control Technology is a national leader in providing debt management solutions for education, government and consumer entities. The company serves clients nationwide from four existing office locations: Bakersfield, California; Canoga Park, California; Mason, Ohio; and San Angelo, Texas. "
target: Diamond D, Inc.
Diamond D sells software to schools to help them with accounting, programming, training, marketing and computer/network technical support.
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announced 1/10/2008 via Company Press Release

Leeds Equity Partners, will acquire Campus Management Corp.

synopsis: Campus Management Corp. has reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity firm. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners, LLC, the New York-based private equity firm, manages the largest private equity fund in the United States focused on investments in the education, training and related business services and information industries ("Knowledge Industries"). "
target: Campus Management Corp.
Campus Management's One Campus Ecosystem platform is a fully integrated, centralized administrative and e-learning solution that unifies services, management and reporting for traditional and non-traditional postsecondary education.
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closed 1/9/2012 via BusinessWire

Ascend Learning, acquired E*Value

synopsis: Ascend Learning, a leading provider of technology-based educational solutions for healthcare and other vocational industries, has acquired Advanced Informatics, a software company helping healthcare education programs more efficiently manage the clinical education experience of their students through its E*Value solutions.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of technology-based educational, curriculum and assessment solutions for healthcare and other vocational industries, and specializes in delivering higher-performance results for students and professionals. "
target: E*Value
Advanced Informatics is a software company helping healthcare education programs more efficiently manage the clinical education experience of their students. Through its E*Value® software, the company helps its clients manage class schedules, evaluations, outcomes measurement, etc.
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closed 4/5/2018 via PR Web

Cayuse, Inc., acquired IT Works, Inc.

synopsis: Cayuse, a leader in research administration software for universities, hospitals, and research organizations, has acquired IT Works, providers of Grant Management, Grant Accounting, Grant Financials, and Effort Certification software. IT Works' products include Department Manager, Research Administrator and College Administrator.
buyer parent: Quad Partners
buyer: Cayuse, Inc.
Cayuse provides an expanding product suite that simplifies growing and preserving the research funding, rankings and reputations of universities, research hospitals, and research institutes. They are recognized for providing investigators and research administrators with the most efficient software."
target: IT Works, Inc.
IT Works offers solutions that address the different facets of grant and research management and has released products designed for administrators in colleges, universities, independent research institutes, and research hospitals. Their products include Department Manager and College Administrator.
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closed 3/1/2018 via PE Hub

Cayuse, Inc., acquired ProcessPathways

synopsis: Cayuse, a leader in research administration software for universities, hospitals and research organizations, has acquired ProcessPathways, Canada’s leading research administration software company. ProcessPathways’ ROMEO suite has been rapidly adopted by research offices across Canada. Their products serve universities and health institutions.
buyer parent: Quad Partners
buyer: Cayuse, Inc.
Cayuse provides an expanding product suite that simplifies growing and preserving the research funding, rankings and reputations of universities, research hospitals and research institutes. Cayuse provides investigators and research administrators with the easiest-to-use and most efficient software."
target: ProcessPathways
ProcessPathways is the market leader in providing research administration systems for universities, colleges, and health institutions in Canada. ProcessPathways’ ROMEO suite has been rapidly adopted by research offices across Canada. Their products serve universities and health institutions.
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closed 10/14/2020 via BNC Analysis

Visma Advantage, acquired Advitrae

synopsis: Visma, a leading provider cloud business solutions in Europe, has acquired a majority stake in Advitrae, a Dutch provider of education planning and scheduling solutions. Advitrae offers a SaaS-based planning and scheduling software solution for secondary, vocational, and higher education institutions.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Visma Advantage
Visma is the leading provider of business software and business processes for accounting & payroll in Europe. The group comprises five business areas which are Visma Software, Visma BPO Accounting & Payroll, Visma Procurement & Collecting, Visma Retail and Visma System Development & Integration. "
target: Advitrae
Advitrae is a Dutch provider of education planning and scheduling solutions. Advitrae offers a SaaS-based software solution for secondary, vocational, and higher education institutions. Their platform enables education institutions to improve their planning processes and optimize their scheduling.
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closed 3/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Book&Learn merged with Edvisor,

synopsis: Vancouver-based Edvisor and Mexico City-based Book&Learn – both software providers that offer agencies course search, quoting and booking tools – have announced that they will be merging, bringing more than 7,500 agency users and 1,500 schools together.
buyer: Edvisor
Edvisor an online SaaS platform that connects schools that recruit international students directly with the agencies that sell their courses abroad. Schools list their offerings and entry requirements so that agents can access current program information and enroll their students directly. "
target: Book&Learn
Book&Learn is the leading quotation, booking and CRM for the international education industry with over 3,000 active agents and +1,000 schools.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Unicorn Systems, acquired Edookit

synopsis: Unicorn Systems, a European company providing information systems and IT solutions, has acquired Edookit, a modern school information system in the Czech Republic. Edookit offers a cloud-based school information system that contains everything a school needs, including communication, timetable, grading, class record book, payments and more.
buyer: Unicorn Systems
Unicorn Systems is a European provider of information systems and IT solutions. Unicorn has developed a number of high-end, large-scale solutions, which are being used to serve the IT needs of important companies in many of the key sectors of the economy. "
target: Edookit
Edookit is a modern school information system in the Czech Republic. Edookit offers a cloud-based school information system that contains everything a school needs, including communication, timetable, grading, homework, certificates, class record book, payments and electronic GDPR consents.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kriyo, acquired ClassVita

synopsis: KRIYO, a Preschool and Daycare Management Platform, announced that it is joining hands with Jaipur based Classvita, an education technology startup focussed on providing Digital management solution to the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Industry. ClassVita streamlines all the operations at Pre-Schools & Daycares in an efficient manner.
buyer: Kriyo
KRIYO is a One-Stop Digital Platform for Preschools & Daycares to manage everything right from Enquiries, Admissions, Fee Payments, Parent Communication, School Bus Tracking, and get Business Insights. Educators can efficiently manage their business while easily sending updates to parents. "
target: ClassVita
Jaipur based Classvita is an education technology startup focussed on providing Digital management solution to the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Industry. ClassVita streamlines all the operations at Pre-Schools & Daycares in an efficient manner.
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announced 5/15/2019 via PR Newswire

Procare Software, will acquire Kinderlime

synopsis: Procare Software, a global leader in child care management solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Kinderlime Inc., a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions.
buyer parent: TA Associates
buyer: Procare Software
Procare Software is the largest and leading provider of child care management software, integrated payment processing, technology and services. The company supports thousands of preschools, daycare centers, camps and related facilities with a broad product suite that serves the child care market. "
target: Kinderlime
Kinderlime Inc. is a leading online SaaS provider of child care management solutions. By simplifying licensing paperwork, attendance, parent billing, staffing and parent connections, Kinderlime has operationalized over 5,000 schools nationwide.
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closed 9/6/2017 via Company Press Release

Volaris Group Inc., acquired Furlong Business Solutions Ltd.

synopsis: Volaris Group has acquired Furlong Business Solutions, a provider of School Management Information Systems (MIS). Furlong’s core solution, SchoolBase, is a comprehensive MIS providing schools, students and parents with better access to information for more efficient school administration, pupil management and better utilization of school resources.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target: Furlong Business Solutions Ltd.
Furlong is a Management Information System provider in the UK, working with schools across the world. They provide solutions covering core database, statutory returns, timetabling, behaviour management, extra-curricular management, assessments & tracking, text & email, Parents’ Evenings, and more.
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closed 2/16/2017 via Company Press Release

Harris School Solutions, acquired Quintessential School Systems, Inc.

synopsis: Harris School Solutions (HSS), the premier provider of technology solutions for K-12 districts, charter schools, and continuing education programs across North America, announced the acquisition of Quintessential School Systems (QSS), a provider of administrative software and consulting services for those same educational markets.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Harris School Solutions
Harris School Solutions offers a full suite of integrated K-12 school nutrition management solutions, student information systems, software for school financial management and human resources, designed to meet the evolving needs of educators and administrators. "
target: Quintessential School Systems, Inc.
Quintessential School Systems provides administrative software and consulting services for the K-12 education market. Their QSS/OASIS product line includes integrated modules that cover the gamut of school business needs.
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closed 7/20/2016 via Company Press Release

Volaris Group Inc., acquired The Alpha School System PTY LTD

synopsis: Volaris Group announced that it has acquired The Alpha School System PTY LTD (“TASS”) of Brisbane, Australia. The company provides mission-critical School Information Systems (“SIS”) to K-12 independent and Catholic schools throughout Australia.
buyer parent: Constellation Software, Inc.
buyer: Volaris Group Inc.
Volaris acquires, strengthens and grows vertical market technology companies. As an Operating Group of Constellation Software Inc., Volaris is all about strengthening businesses within the markets they compete and enabling them to grow. "
target: The Alpha School System PTY LTD
Founded in 1988, The Alpha School System PTY LTD's (TASS’) Web accessible solutions help to connect all key stakeholders – parents, teachers and students – across the school community.
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closed 11/11/2015 via Company Press Release

PowerSchool Group LLC, acquired InfoSnap, Inc.

synopsis: PowerSchool has purchased InfoSnap, the leading provider of cloud-based Online Registration Management and School Choice / Lottery solutions for K-12 public, private and charter schools. The acquisition cements a long-established, successful partnership between two market leaders and will allow InfoSnap and PowerSchool to grow more rapidly.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: PowerSchool Group LLC
PowerSchool is the most widely-used Student Information System, serving more than 40 million users including teachers, parents, students and administrators in more than 70 countries. PowerSchool plays a central role in K12 education, serving as the hub of customers’ education ecosystems. "
target: InfoSnap, Inc.
InfoSnap, Inc. is the leading provider of cloud-based registration management systems, including online Application, Admissions, School Choice/Lottery, New Student Enrollment and Returning Student Registration, and Staff Registration, designed for Pre K-12 independent, charter, and public schools.
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closed 6/18/2014 via Company Press Release

Blackbaud, Inc., acquired WhippleHill Communications

synopsis: Blackbaud, a leading provider of nonprofit software and services, announced the acquisition of WhippleHill Communications, Inc., a New Hampshire-based software company that exclusively serves K12 private schools through its innovative, cloud-based solutions.
buyer: Blackbaud, Inc. (BLKB:$807.42)
Blackbaud is the leading global provider of software and services designed specifically for nonprofit organizations, enabling them to improve operational efficiency, build strong relationships, and raise more money to support their missions. "
target: WhippleHill Communications
WhippleHill provides cloud-based solutions to private schools. They streamline communications, enhance learning, connect people, manage enrollment, and increase efficiency so schools can focus on what really matters – student living and learning.
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$35
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closed 3/20/2013 via Company Press Release

Plantyn, acquired Informat BV

synopsis: Plantyn, has acquired the entire shareholding of Informat BV, the leading Flemish software developer and provider of School Information Management System (SIMS) to the primary, secondary and higher education sectors.
buyer: Plantyn
Plantyn develops and distributes educational resources for teachers and educational materials for students and their parents. Plantyn also developing support tools specific to the specific management of a school. "
target: Informat BV
Informat School Software develops and provides school information management system software to the primary, secondary and higher education sectors. It is based in Diksmuide, Belguim.
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closed 3/8/2012 via BNC Analysis

K12 Enterprise, acquired Sartox, LLC

synopsis: Baltimore-based K12 Enterprise, Microsoft's leading financial and HR management software for K-12 school systems has acquired Sartox, LLC, a Virginia-based software firm specializing in business solutions for K-12 public schools.
buyer: K12 Enterprise
K12 Enterprise is Microsoft's leading enterprise-grade financial and human resource management software for K-12 school systems. "
target: Sartox, LLC
Sartox, LLC is a business solutions provider that centers on K-12 public and private schools in the areas of central administration enterprise systems, food service/cafeteria management, textbook management, and employee time and attendance capture.
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closed 4/15/2020 via PR Newswire

Transaction Services Group, acquired PerfectMind Inc.

synopsis: TSG, an Advent portfolio company and leading global provider of business management software, integrated payments, and value-added services to the Health and Fitness, Childcare and Education, and Boutique markets, has acquired PerfectMind Inc., a provider of software for the Parks and Recreation industry, primarily in Canada and the United States.
buyer parent: Advent International
buyer: Transaction Services Group
TSG (Transaction Services Group) is a leading revenue management solutions company that provides business management software, integrated payments, and value-added services to clients around the globe. TSG's focus is on the health and fitness, childcare and early education, and boutique markets. "
target: PerfectMind Inc.
PerfectMind Inc., based in British Columbia, is the creator of an activity registration, facility booking, and membership management platform. It serves member-based organizations including municipalities, residents' associations, school districts, academic institutions, and recreation centers.
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closed 7/1/2008 via PR Newswire

Edison Schools Inc., acquired Provost Systems

synopsis: Company President and CEO Terry Stecz, announced the acquisition of the education software company Provost Systems(R), based in Santa Clara, Calif. With this action, the education management company, formally known as Edison Schools, extends its client base serving over 350,000 children in 21 states and the United Kingdom.
buyer: Edison Schools Inc.
EdisonLearning is the nation's leading public school innovator and partner for school districts and charter schools in the U.S. and the U.K. We work with school administrators, teachers, and parents to provide learning solutions that drive achievement and improve educational outcomes. "
target: Provost Systems
Provost Systems meets the demand for efficient modes of operation in education-focused information management technology by providing unique, wholly-customizable software, solutions and professional services to the education market.
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closed 7/1/2008 via PR Newswire

Edison Schools Inc., acquired Provost Systems

synopsis: Company President and CEO Terry Stecz, announced the acquisition of the education software company Provost Systems(R), based in Santa Clara, Calif. With this action, the education management company, formally known as Edison Schools, extends its client base serving over 350,000 children in 21 states and the United Kingdom.
buyer: Edison Schools Inc.
EdisonLearning is the nation's leading public school innovator and partner for school districts and charter schools in the U.S. and the U.K. We work with school administrators, teachers, and parents to provide learning solutions that drive achievement and improve educational outcomes. "
target: Provost Systems
Provost Systems meets the demand for efficient modes of operation in education-focused information management technology by providing unique, wholly-customizable software, solutions and professional services to the education market.
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announced 11/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

AcadeMedia AB, will acquire Swedish Education Group AB

synopsis: AcadeMedia will acquire Swedish Education Group AB. Swedish Education Group operate one compulsory school in Stockholm, one compulsory and upper secondary school in Stockholm for children with need of additional resources, and three upper secondary schools located in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö.
buyer: AcadeMedia AB (OM:ACAD:$1,436.32)
AcadeMedia creates opportunities for people to develop. Our 16,900 employees at our more than 660 preschools, primary schools, upper secondary schools and adult education have a common focus on quality and development. "
target parent: The Riverside Company
target: Swedish Education Group AB
Swedish Education Group operate one compulsory school in Stockholm, one compulsory and upper secondary school in Stockholm for children with need of additional resources, and three upper secondary schools located in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö.
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$21
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closed 9/9/2020 via BNC Analysis

Cognita Schools, Ltd., acquired Mirasur International School

synopsis: Cognita, a global educational group, has acquired Mirasur International School (MIS), a bilingual private school in Spain. MIS provides preschool to high school education services to over 1,100 students. The school aims to provide their students with the knowledge and tools they need to function in society.
buyer parent: Jacobs Holding
buyer: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
Launched in 2004, Cognita is an extraordinary family of diverse yet connected schools spanning eight different countries. They share one common purpose: to create an inspiring world of education that builds self-belief and empowers individuals to succeed. "
target: Mirasur International School
Mirasur International School (MIS) is a bilingual private school in Spain. MIS provides preschool to high school education services to over 1,100 students. The school aims to provide their students with the knowledge and tools they need to function in society.
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announced 8/28/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Arco Platform Limited, will acquire Escola da Inteligência

synopsis: Sao Paulo-based Arco Platform Limited will acquire Escola de Inteligência Cursos Educacionais, the leading solution in social-emotional learning (SEL) in Brazil. The acquisition will combine the leading company in cognitive solutions with the leader in social-emotional learning.
buyer: Arco Platform Limited (ARCE:$143.99)
Brazil-based Arco aims to transform the way students learn. The company's data-driven learning, interactive content, and scalable curriculum allows students to personalize their learning experience with high-quality solutions while enabling schools to provide a broader approach to education. "
target: Escola da Inteligência
Brazil-based Escola da Inteligência provides an educational program focused on the development of social-emotional skills within the K-12 school environment. The main goals of the program are the self-management of emotions and developing skills to improve school performance and relationships.
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$88
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closed 8/18/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Specialized Education Services Inc, acquired The Graham Academy

synopsis: Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral support, has acquired The Graham Academy, a special education school with locations in Kingston and Luzerne, Pennsylvania serving students with autism and other special needs.
buyer parent: The Vistria Group
buyer: Specialized Education Services Inc
Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, is a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and positive behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting. "
target: The Graham Academy
The Graham Academy is a special education school serving students with autism and other special needs in Pennsylvania. The Graham Academy serves school districts and families with its elementary school in Kingston for children in grades K–8, and a high school in Luzerne for students in grades 9–12.
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Al-Khaleej Training & Education, will purchase Portfolio of Schools from Alkhabeer Capital

synopsis: Riyadh-based training and education provider, Alkhaleej Training and Education agreed to acquire a portfolio of education companies owned by private funds managed by Alkhabeer. The Portfolio comprises seven schools located in Riyadh, Jeddah, Yanbu and AlKhobar, with the total number of students exceeding 11,600.
buyer: Al-Khaleej Training & Education (SASE:4290:$230.30)
Riyadh-based Alkhaleej offers training and education for IT, English, management and focuses on the establishment and management of schools as well as the operation and maintenance of computer software from the installation of networks and infrastructure and communication systems, and more. "
seller: Alkhabeer Capital
The Portfolio comprises seven schools located in Riyadh, Jeddah, Yanbu and AlKhobar, with the total number of students exceeding 11,600.
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closed 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Bahema Educação S.A., acquired Escola Autonomia

synopsis: Bahema Educação, a Brazilian education group, has acquired Escola Autonomia, a private educational institution in Brazil. Escola Autonomia provides kindergarten to high school education services. The school prepares students for life in a constantly changing world by including lessons about democratic relations and citizenship.
buyer: Bahema Educação S.A. (BOVESPA:BAHI3:$15.56)
Bahema Educação is a Brazilian education group. Bahema looks to invest in educational institutions in the elementary and junior high school sectors. Bahema aims to help schools update their educational environment and professional management, ensuring their long-term existence. "
target: Escola Autonomia
Escola Autonomia is a private educational institution in Brazil. Escola Autonomia provides kindergarten to high school education services. The school prepares students for life in a constantly changing world by including lessons about democratic relations and citizenship.
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announced 6/24/2020 via Bloomberg

Maple Leaf Educational Systems, will acquire Canadian International School Pte. Ltd.

synopsis: China Maple Leaf Educational Systems Ltd. has agreed to acquire Canadian International School, one of the largest international schools in Singapore. Canadian International School, founded in 1990, has about 3,000 students in Singapore, representing more than 70 nationalities across two campuses.
buyer: Maple Leaf Educational Systems (SEHK:1317:$228.99)
Maple Leaf Educational Systems (MLES) is China’s largest private K-12 and largest international school system. MLES operates 104 schools from preschool to high school in more than 20 cities throughout China, three in Canada, one in Australia, and one in Malaysia serving over 43,500 students. "
target: Canadian International School Pte. Ltd.
The Canadian International School (CIS) in Singapore provides an international education for students aged 2 to 18. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, CIS offers all three programmes: IB Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme, and the Diploma Programme.
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closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Critique, acquired Escola Viva

synopsis: Critique, a Brazilian education group, has acquired Escola Viva, a private educational institution in Brazil. Escola Viva provides early childhood, elementary, and secondary education services. Their schools encourage critical thinking and collaboration to train and prepare students for the unpredictable and complex world.
buyer parent: Bahema Educação S.A.
buyer: Critique
Critique is a Brazilian education group. Critique provides early childhood to high school education services. The group is comprised of Escola Balão Vermelho, Colégio Mangabeiras, Escola Parque, Centro Educacional Viva, and Escola da Vila. "
target: Escola Viva
Escola Viva is a private educational institution in Brazil. Escola Viva provides early childhood, elementary, and secondary education services. Their schools encourage critical thinking and collaboration to train and prepare students for the unpredictable and complex world.
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closed 1/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

International Education Partnership S.L, acquired Colegio Joyfe

synopsis: International Education Partnership S.L, an owner and operator of British schools in Spain, has acquired Colegio Joyfe, a fee-paying, bilingual private school in Madrid, Spain. Colegio Joyfe provides education services to 2,000 students between the ages of 3 to 18 years.
buyer parent: Internationella Engelska Skolan
buyer: International Education Partnership S.L
The International Education Partnership (IEP) owns and operates four British Schools in Spain. IEP offers outstanding bilingual education that is compliant with Spain national curriculum and UK national curriculum. Their schools serve students ages 1 to 18 years. "
target: Colegio Joyfe
Colegio Joyfe is a fee-paying, bilingual private school in Madrid, Spain. Colegio Joyfe provides education services to 2,000 students between the ages of 3 to 18 years. Colegio Joyfe aims to help students enhance their talents and strengthen their leadership and social skills.
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$18
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closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

Curro Holdings Limited, acquired The King’s School Linbro Park

synopsis: Curro, a company that acquires, develops, and manages private schools in South Africa, has acquired The King’s School Linbro Park, a private school in South Africa. The King’s School provides preschool, primary school and high school education services.
buyer parent: PSG Group Limited
buyer: Curro Holdings Limited (JSE:COH:$184.43)
Curro Holdings Limited acquires, develops, and manages private schools in South Africa. Their mission is to make quality independent school education accessible to more learners. Curro also provides full-time teacher education qualifications, as well as in-service training for practising teachers. "
target: The King’s School Linbro Park
The King’s School Linbro Park is a private school in South Africa. The King’s School provides preschool, primary school and high school education services. Their schools deliver excellent academic programmes, as well as extra mural programmes that cover a variety of sporting and cultural activities.
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announced 11/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ataa Educational Company, will acquire Kingdom Schools

synopsis: Ataa Educational Company, one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia, will acquire a 92.1% stake in Kingdom Schools Company from Kingdom Investment and Development Company, an investment company in Saudi Arabia. Kingdom Schools operates elementary, intermediate and high schools as well as a kindergarten in Saudi Arabia.
buyer: Ataa Educational Company (SASE:4292:$85.49)
Ataa Educational Company is one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia. Ataa Educational Company operates private schools in seven locations around the Riyadh area. Their schools provide high quality education services to over 26,000 students. "
target parent: Kingdom Holding Company
target: Kingdom Schools
Kingdom Schools is a private school in Saudi Arabia. Kingdom Schools operates separate boys` and girls` elementary, intermediate and high schools as well as a mixed kindergarten. Their schools cater to over 4,000 students and aims to provide the best general education environment in the Arab world.
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closed 11/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ardenton Capital, acquired Pebbles Care

synopsis: Ardenton Capital Corporation, a global private equity corporation, has acquired Pebbles Care, a provider of residential care and education for young people across the UK. Pebbles Care operates 41 residential care homes that help support young people suffering from mental health issues. Their 4 schools provides education for all curricular areas.
buyer: Ardenton Capital
Ardenton is a global private equity corporation focused on meaningful business partnerships and long term growth. Ardenton works strategically to nurture management teams and expand into new markets, growing small companies into lasting multi-national organizations. "
target: Pebbles Care
Pebbles Care is a provider of residential care and education for young people across the United Kingdom. Pebbles Care operates 41 residential care homes that help support young people suffering from mental health issues. Their 4 schools provides education for all curricular areas.
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announced 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Ataa Educational Company, will acquire Al Enaya Schools

synopsis: Ataa Educational Company, one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia, will acquire Al Enaya Schools, a private educational institution in Saudi Arabia. Al Enaya Schools offers primary, intermediate, and secondary education services. Their schools provides students with the education they need to become successful in life.
buyer: Ataa Educational Company (SASE:4292:$85.49)
Ataa Educational Company is one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia. Ataa Educational Company operates private schools in seven locations around the Riyadh area. Their schools provide high quality education services to over 26,000 students. "
target: Al Enaya Schools
Al Enaya Schools is a private educational institution in Saudi Arabia. Al Enaya Schools offers primary, intermediate, and secondary education services. Their schools provides students with the education they need to become successful in life.
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closed 10/17/2019 via Company Press Release

inspirED, acquired King’s College Schools

synopsis: Inspired, a leading global premium schools group, is proud to welcome premier British schools group, King’s College, to their network. The King’s College group consists of ten leading schools around the world. King’s has provided children with a rigorous and broad British education since 1969.
buyer parent: Educas
buyer: inspirED
A definitive statement of excellence in private education, UK-based Inspired is a co-educational, non-denominational, independent school group designed to inspire students to achieve their maximum potential in a nurturing, progressive academic environment from ages 1 to 18. "
target: King’s College Schools
King’s College Schools group consists of ten leading schools around the world: six schools in Spain along with schools in England, Frankfurt, Latvia and Panama. King’s has provided children with a rigorous and broad British education since 1969.
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announced 10/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

National Company for Learning and Education, will acquire ALGhad Schools Company Ltd

synopsis: National Company for Learning and Education (NCLE), a leading education group in Saudi Arabia, will acquire ALGhad Schools Company Ltd, a private educational institution in Saudi Arabia. ALGhad Schools operates primary, prep, and secondary schools.
buyer: National Company for Learning and Education (SASE:4291:$56.04)
National Company for Learning and Education (NCLE) is a leading education group in Saudi Arabia. NCLE operates several schools that contain more than 10,000 students and 1,000 teachers. The group offers kindergarten, primary, intermediate, secondary education services. "
target: ALGhad Schools Company Ltd
ALGhad Schools Company Ltd is a private educational institution in Saudi Arabia. ALGhad Schools operates primary, prep, and secondary schools. Their schools provide students with high-quality education in an environment that inspires and enables them to become leaders in a global world.
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announced 10/2/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bahema Educação S.A., will acquire Brazilian International School

synopsis: Bahema Educação, a Brazilian education Group, will acquire a 60% stake in Brazilian International School (BIS), a bilingual Brazilian school. BIS offers early childhood, elementary school, middle school, and high school education. BIS provides their students with with the education they need to become a responsible and active international citizen.
buyer: Bahema Educação S.A. (BOVESPA:BAHI3:$15.56)
Bahema Educação is a Brazilian education Group. Bahema looks to invest in educational institutions in the elementary and junior high school sectors. Bahema aims to help schools update their educational environment and professional management, ensuring their long-term existence. "
target: Brazilian International School
Brazilian International School (BIS) is a bilingual Brazilian school. BIS offers early childhood, elementary school, middle school, and high school education. BIS provides their students with with the education they need to become a responsible and active international citizen.
price ($mm)
$4.55*
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closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Iale International School, acquired Iale International School

synopsis: Internationella Engelska Skolan (“IES”) has sold all of its shares in a joint venture owned Spanish school, Colegio IALE in Valencia, to the coowners, the Monzonis family. Iale International School is a private bilingual Infant and Primary School based in L'Eliana (Valencia), Spain.
buyer: Iale International School
The Monzonís Marín family founded the Iale International School in 1967 as a kindergarten in Valencia (La Eliana). "
target parent: Internationella Engelska Skolan
target: Iale International School
Iale International School is a benchmark for education in Spain since 1967, the year in which the Monzonís Marín family founded their private school in Valencia (La Eliana). In 1998 Iale was the first bilingual school in Valencia of Infant and Primary School authorized at national level.
price ($mm)
$2.19*
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closed 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cognita Schools, Ltd., acquired International School - Zurich North

synopsis: Cognita, the leading global schools group, has acquired International School – Zurich North (ISZN), a private school in Zurich, Switzerland. ISZN provides world-class education to students aged 3 to 17. ISZN offers a purposeful and inquiry-based programme that features small class sizes and qualified and experienced teachers.
buyer parent: Jacobs Holding
buyer: Cognita Schools, Ltd.
Launched in 2004, Cognita is an extraordinary family of diverse yet connected schools spanning eight different countries. They share one common purpose: to create an inspiring world of education that builds self-belief and empowers individuals to succeed. "
target: International School - Zurich North
International School – Zurich North (ISZN) is a private school in Zurich, Switzerland. ISZN provides world-class education to students aged 3 to 17. ISZN offers a purposeful and inquiry-based programme that features small class sizes and qualified and experienced teachers.
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announced 6/26/2019 via BNC Analysis

Two Horses Capital Sdn Bhd, will purchase Education Business from Paramount Corporation Berhad

synopsis: Paramount Corp Bhd is to divest its controlling stake in its K-12 education business to Two Horses Capital. Paramount's K-12 education businesses are composed of the Sri KDU and REAL national and international schools, REAL Kids pre-schools, and Cambridge English for Life (CEFL) enrichment centres.
buyer: Two Horses Capital Sdn Bhd
Two Horses Capital Sdn Bhd (THC) is a Malaysian investment company helmed by TPG Capital Asia senior advisor Tunku Ali Redhauddin Tuanku Muhriz and TPG Capital Asia managing partner Ganen Sarvnanthan. "
seller: Paramount Corporation Berhad
Paramount's K-12 education businesses are composed of the Sri KDU and REAL national and international schools, REAL Kids pre-schools, and Cambridge English for Life (CEFL) enrichment centres.
price ($mm)
$149
rev ($mm)
$46
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/20/2019 via PR Newswire

Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, will acquire St. Michael's School

synopsis: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China, will acquire St. Michael's School, an established independent school in the UK. St. Michael's School offers day and boarding education from age 3 to 18.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$477.13)
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: St. Michael's School
St. Michael's School is an established independent school in the UK. St. Michael's School offers day and boarding education from age 3 to 18. St. Michael's School provides a learning environment where students can excel. They offer small class sizes, flexibility, and a strong culture of discipline.
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