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closed 10/23/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired The Study Group

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. announced that it has acquired The Study Group, a nationwide provider of self-study bar review with home study course offerings for full-service bar review in 30 U.S. states.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: The Study Group
Founded in 1995, The Study Group is a leading national home study bar review and bar exam essay writing program.
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closed 10/23/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired The Study Group

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. announced that it has acquired The Study Group, a nationwide provider of self-study bar review with home study course offerings for full-service bar review in 30 U.S. states.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: The Study Group
Founded in 1995, The Study Group is a leading national home study bar review and bar exam essay writing program.
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closed 8/19/2019 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., purchased Healthcare Assets from Becker Professional Education

synopsis: Kaplan has acquired certain healthcare test preparation assets of Becker Professional Education, a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions. The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, is a premier provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses worldwide. Kaplan is a pioneer in the for-profit education industry, with a brand name that is synonymous with quality, innovation and integrity. "
seller parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
seller: Becker Professional Education
The acquisition includes certain assets related to Becker’s U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLEⓇ) review programs. Becker Professional Education is a global leader in professional education serving the accounting, project management and healthcare professions.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Red Marker

synopsis: Kaplan, a premier provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses worldwide, has acquired Red Marker, a company that is pioneering the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to the world of regulatory compliance. Its Artemis system is already being used in Westpac Banking Corp.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company, is a premier provider of educational services for individuals, schools, and businesses worldwide. Kaplan is a pioneer in the for-profit education industry, with a brand name that is synonymous with quality, innovation and integrity. "
target: Red Marker
Red Marker is pioneering the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to the world of regulatory compliance. Its Artemis system is already being used in Westpac Banking Corp and another of the big four banks, who are looking for ways to more proactively identify risk.
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closed 2/13/2017 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Genesis Institute

synopsis: Global training and education company Kaplan has acquired Genesis Institute. Genesis offers exceptional CFA programmes and is a leading provider of financial training solutions in the UAE. Genesis and its team will trade under the name Kaplan Genesis and will continue to be based in Dubai and operate across the Gulf Coast Countries (GCC).
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan is a leading international provider of training and education services operating in more than 30 countries and working with over 2,600 corporations and businesses. Kaplan’s vast breadth and scope and distinguished heritage going back almost 80 years sets it apart from its competitors. "
target: Genesis Institute
Genesis Institute, founded ten years ago, leads the CFA examination market in the UAE and is a leading provider of financial training solutions. Genesis offers a wide range of courses for Finance and Non-Finance Professionals working at entry, mid-career, or senior level positions.
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closed 11/30/2015 via PR Newswire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired CleanEdison, Inc.

synopsis: Kaplan, creator of the test prep industry and its leading player, has acquired CleanEdison, a leading vocational school as a service platform specializing in the clean energy industry. The new unit, rebranded as Kaplan Clean Technology Education, offers job skills training and certification programs focused on clean energy related issues.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc. is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools, and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training, and programs for grades K - 12. "
target: CleanEdison, Inc.
CleanEdison educated companies and individuals in green building practices both through customized training and an open enrollment green training program. It has worked with federal, state and local governments, building design and construction firms, owners, operators, and real estate investors.
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announced 11/27/2015 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire Osborne Books Limited

synopsis: Kaplan International Holdings Limited, the training and education company, has entered into a legally binding agreement to purchase Osborne Books Limited, a leading educational publisher of learning resources for Accounting qualifications.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc. is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools, and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training, and programs for grades K - 12. "
target: Osborne Books Limited
Osborne Books is a leading educational publisher of learning resources for Accounting qualifications. They provide easy-to-read and value-for-money texts for schools, colleges and universities worldwide, together with a wealth of online support material.
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closed 12/22/2015 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired SmartPros Ltd.

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc., the global education services company and largest subsidiary of Graham Holdings, has completed its acquisition of SmartPros, Ltd., a leading provider of accredited professional education and training, primarily in accountancy.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: SmartPros Ltd. (SPRO:$13.51)
Founded in 1981, SmartPros Ltd. is an industry leader in the field of accredited professional education and corporate training. Its products and services are primarily focused in the accredited professional areas of corporate accounting, financial management, public accounting, and more.
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closed 9/3/2015 via BusinessWire

Education Corporation of America, purchased 38 Kaplan College Campuses from Kaplan Higher Education

synopsis: Education Corporation of America (ECA), which operates private, accredited colleges across the U.S., and Kaplan Higher Education, have completed the previously announced all-stock transaction exchanging 38 campuses, which include Kaplan College, Kaplan Career Institute, Texas School of Business and TESST College of Technology.
buyer parent: Willis Stein & Partners
buyer: Education Corporation of America
Education Corporation of America owns and operates private accredited colleges across the United States as well as via the Internet. Their schools serve the needs of thousands of students while giving employers an educated and skilled workforce in the markets where they are located. "
seller parent: Graham Holdings Company
seller: Kaplan Higher Education
Kaplan Higher Education serves over 70 campus-based schools across the U.S. The campuses being acquired by Education Corporation of America include Kaplan Career Institutes , TESST College of Technology and Texas School of Business locations, with more than 12,500 students enrolled in these schools.
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closed 6/25/2014 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Dev BootCamp

synopsis: Kaplan, creator of the test prep industry and its leading player, has acquired Dev Bootcamp, originator of the software coding bootcamp model and its leading player. Dev Bootcamp is a 9-week program, which transforms beginners into full-stack web developers in San Francisco, Chicago, and New York.
buyer parent: Graham Holdings Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Dev BootCamp
Dev Bootcamp is a 9-week program, which transforms beginners into full-stack web developers. Students spend 70-90 hours a week building applications with Sinatra, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL, and Ruby on Rails.
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closed 10/13/2011 via BusinessWire

Sircon Corporation, acquired Kaplan Compliance Solutions

synopsis: Vertafore, the leading provider of insurance distribution channel management solutions, announced that the acquisition of Kaplan Compliance Solutions ("KCS") by its wholly owned subsidiary, Sircon, has closed. KCS is a technology and outsourcing solutions provider for the insurance and securities industries.
buyer parent: TPG Capital
buyer: Sircon Corporation
Sircon Corp focuses specifically on the needs of the insurance industry, providing software and services to a variety of stakeholders including carriers, agencies, MGAs, individual producers, education providers and state regulators. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Kaplan Compliance Solutions
Kaplan Compliance Solutions (KCS) is a technology and outsourcing solutions provider for the insurance and securities industries. The company develops software and outsourcing solutions that streamline and automate the complex processes of on-boarding and producer and representative lifecycle.
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closed 6/22/2011 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Structuralia

synopsis: Kaplan, the global provider of training and education, has acquired Madrid-based Structuralia, the leader in e-learning for the engineering and infrastructure sector in Spain, for an undisclosed sum. Structuralia provides training to more than 85,000 staff employed at more than 1,350 companies.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Structuralia
Structuralia is a leading e-learning Postgraduate and Executive Engineering School that invests in developing specialized online training programs for the Construction, Infrastructure, Energy and Engineering sectors. Structuralia offers 16 Master’s degree programmes and 11 Executive Programs.
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closed 7/1/2011 via Capital IQ

K12, Inc., purchased K-12 Assets from Kaplan Virtual Education

synopsis: K12 Inc. has purchased the credit-bearing K-12 assets of Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE). In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$888.17)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
seller parent: The Washington Post Company
seller: Kaplan Virtual Education
Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE) is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
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closed 5/3/2011 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Franklyn Scholar

synopsis: Kaplan Australia is excited to announce the acquisition of Franklyn Scholar, Australia’s leading national provider of work-based vocational training. Kaplan Australia and Franklyn Scholar are joining forces to bring together Kaplan’s leadership in financial services education and Franklyn Scholar’s broader market capabilities.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Franklyn Scholar
With offices in each state, Franklyn Scholar employs more than 200 professionals across Australia and will train more than 20,000 people this year. Franklyn Scholar offers in excess of 80 accredited courses to large companies, SME's and individuals seeking training.
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closed 4/12/2010 via PR Newswire

EducationDynamics, acquired Education Connection Services

synopsis: EducationDynamics, higher education's leading marketing services company, announced the acquisition of Education Connection, a valuable resource that helps prospective students find colleges that are ideally suited for their academic and career interests. EducationDynamics acquired Education Connection from Kaplan.
buyer parent: Halyard Capital
buyer: EducationDynamics
EducationDynamics is higher education's leading marketing information and technology services company dedicated to helping institutions find, enroll and retain students. It has six content-rich and highly visible education websites, as well as several special interest microsites. "
target parent: The Washington Post Company
target: Education Connection Services
By providing rich resources to help students explore careers, assess their aptitude for online learning and even match their personality type to specific occupations, Education Connection allows students to make well-informed decisions about the future.
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closed 9/10/2009 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Murdoch Institute of Technology

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of higher education and professional training, announced that it has acquired the Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) from the Alexander Education Group. The Murdoch Institute of Technology offers courses that prepare students for direct entry into Murdoch University.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target parent: Alexander Education Group
target: Murdoch Institute of Technology
Australia-based Murdoch Institute of Technology (MIT) offers courses that prepare students for direct entry into Murdoch University. MIT’s programs include diplomas in commerce, information technology, mass communications and science.
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closed 1/6/2009 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired West of England Language Services

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. announced that it has acquired West of England Language Services Limited, an international group of English language schools located in the U.S., Australia, and the U.K.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: West of England Language Services
West of England Language Services offers general English language training for adults, as well as courses focused on specific language needs, such as business English, academic English and preparation for the International English Language Testing System and University of Cambridge exams.
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closed 11/17/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired National Paramedic Institute, Inc.

synopsis: Kaplan Continuing Education (KCE), a leader in online continuing education, announced the acquisition of National Paramedic Institute, Inc. (NPI), a South Florida-based company that provides online continuing education to firefighters and emergency services personnel.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: National Paramedic Institute, Inc.
National Paramedic Institute, Inc. offers a series of case-based courses that include situational videos that meet national continuing education standards for fire and emergency service personnel.
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closed 10/23/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired The Study Group

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. announced that it has acquired The Study Group, a nationwide provider of self-study bar review with home study course offerings for full-service bar review in 30 U.S. states.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: The Study Group
Founded in 1995, The Study Group is a leading national home study bar review and bar exam essay writing program.
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closed 7/22/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Pro Linguis

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc., a leading global provider of educational services for individuals, schools and businesses, announced that it has acquired Pro Linguis, a premier provider of educational services for students and professionals in Switzerland. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Pro Linguis
Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, Pro Linguis is a leading provider of educational services to students seeking language studies abroad. Pro Linguis serves the student and professional community with programs in over 40 countries worldwide.
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announced 1/15/2008 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire Pacific Language Institute

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. announced today it had agreed to acquire Pacific Language Institute (PLI), a major provider of English language instruction in Canada with schools located in Vancouver and Toronto.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Pacific Language Institute
Pacific Language Institute offers general English language programs, as well as classes and diploma programs focused on specific English language needs, such as business or intensive learning. Additionally, PLI offers courses designed to prepare students for tests in English proficiency.
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announced 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire ACE Education

synopsis: Kaplan is to purchase a majority stake in ACE Education, which provides preparatory classes for entry to U.K. universities at centers across China, in addition to post-secondary and professional training at Sino-British College in Shanghai. Kaplan has been a minority owner of the business since April 2007.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: ACE Education
ACE Education was established in 1997. In partnership with the Northern Consortium UK (NCUK), a university consortium of leading British universities, ACE offers international undergraduate and postgraduate programs in major cities across China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Chongqing.
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

LCI Education, acquired Canadian as a Second Language Institute

synopsis: LCI Education, a network of postsecondary campuses around the world, has acquired the Canadian as a Second Language Institute. CSLI specializes in Conversational English classes and provides an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
buyer: LCI Education
Present on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 post-secondary campuses in 12 countries, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. "
target: Canadian as a Second Language Institute
Canadian as a Second Language Institute specializes in Conversational English classes. They provide an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
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closed 3/13/2012 via Capital IQ

Benesse Corporation, acquired UP Inc.

synopsis: Benesse Holdings, Inc. has acquired 74.78% stake in UP Inc, provider of educational services in Nishinomiya, Japan.
buyer: Benesse Corporation (TSE:9783:$4,052.38)
Benesse Corporation is a Japanese company which focuses on correspondence education and publishing. "
target: UP Inc.
UP Inc. provides educational services. They help students develop their academic abilities and get through entrance examinations.
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closed 7/6/2020 via PR Newswire

EDIC College, Inc. merged with Columbia Central University,

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners, a Philadelphia-area investment firm, announced that its portfolio company, EDIC College, a Caguas Puerto Rico based health sciences college has merged with Columbia Central University ("CCU"). EDIC College is a post-secondary educational institution that provides degree programs aimed at high-demand areas of health care.
buyer: Columbia Central University
Columbia Central University was founded in 1966, as Caguas City College. It is a non-sectarian, proprietary institution of higher education committed to an environment of academic excellence and quality services. "
target parent: Renovus Capital
target: EDIC College, Inc.
EDIC College is a post-secondary educational institution that provides degree and diploma programs aimed at high-demand areas of health care. With a solid academic background that combines theory and practice as a primary method of learning, EDIC is committed to preparing competent professionals.
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announced 7/1/2020 via BNC Analysis

Anima Educacao, will acquire UniFG

synopsis: Anima Educacao, one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, will acquire a 55% stake in UniFG, a higher education institution in Brazil. UniFG offers 25 undergraduate and 30 postgraduate courses for social science, healthcare, humanities, and engineering.
buyer: Anima Educacao (BOVESPA:ANIM3:$232.75)
Anima Educacao is one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, both in terms of revenue and the number of enrolled students. It has at least 79,000 students enrolled in classroom courses at 18 campuses located in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo. "
target: UniFG
UniFG is a higher education institution in Brazil. UniFG offers 25 undergraduate and 30 postgraduate courses for social science, healthcare, humanities, and engineering. UniFG's mission is to help students become knowledgeable professionals that are dedicated to improving their communities.
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announced 6/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

YDUQS, will acquire Athenas Grupo Educacional

synopsis: YDUQS, Brazil's second largest private higher education organization, will acquire Athenas Grupo Educacional, one of the largest educational groups in Brazil. Athenas operates 5 higher education institutions in Brazil. Their schools serve over 9,000 students and offers over 60 undergraduate and graduate courses.
buyer: YDUQS
YDUQS is Brazil's second largest private higher education organization. YDUQS offers graduate, masters, technical courses, and other related programs. YDUQS serves over 570 thousand students through their 10 university centers and 37 higher education schools. "
target: Athenas Grupo Educacional
Athenas Grupo Educacional is one of the largest educational groups in Brazil. Athenas operates 5 higher education institutions in Brazil. Their schools serve over 9,000 students and offers over 60 undergraduate and graduate courses.
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announced 6/4/2020 via Company Press Release

Vose Seminary will be merged with Morling College,

synopsis: Vose Seminary, a Christian educational institution located in Bentley, Western Australia, has agreed to merge with Morling College, a Baptist theological college in Macquarie Park, New South Wales.
buyer: Morling College
Morling College is a Baptist theological college in Macquarie Park, New South Wales. It is an approved teaching institution of the Australian College of Theology and a registered teaching institution of the University of Divinity and is a member of the South Pacific Association of Bible Colleges. "
target: Vose Seminary
Vose Seminary, formerly the Baptist Theological College of Western Australia, is a Christian educational institution located in Bentley, Western Australia. They offer programs for undergraduate, graduate, research, and mission study.
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closed 5/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Anima Educacao, acquired Faseh

synopsis: Anima Educacao, one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, has acquired Faculdade da Saude e Ecologia Humana (Faseh), which offers higher education courses related to medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, law, civil engineering, and production engineering. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Brazil.
buyer: Anima Educacao (BOVESPA:ANIM3:$232.75)
Anima Educacao is one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, both in terms of revenue and the number of enrolled students. It has at least 79,000 students enrolled in classroom courses at 18 campuses located in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo. "
target: Faseh
Faculdade da Saude e Ecologia Humana offers higher education courses related to medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, law, civil engineering, and production engineering. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Brazil.
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closed 3/11/2020 via Company Press Release

Roosevelt University, acquired Robert Morris University Illinois

synopsis: Roosevelt University, an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university, has acquired Robert Morris University Illinois (RMU), a not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree-granting institution. RMU provides education that meets the demands of today’s business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world.
buyer: Roosevelt University
Roosevelt University is an independent, non-profit, metropolitan university. Roosevelt University offers a broad array of academic programs, from the baccalaureate through doctoral levels, in a highly interactive environment where students can develop their unique abilities and interests. "
target: Robert Morris University Illinois
Robert Morris University Illinois (RMU) is a not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree-granting institution. RMU serves over 4500 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today’s business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world.
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announced 3/6/2020 via BusinessWire

CPP Investment Board, Montagu Private Equity, will acquire Galileo Global Education

synopsis: Galileo Global Education, a leading international provider of higher education and Europe’s largest higher education group, is to be acquired by a consortium comprised of global long-term institutional investors, including Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Montagu, alongside existing shareholders Téthys Invest and Bpifrance.
buyer: CPP Investment Board
buyer: Montagu Private Equity
The consortium is comprised of global long-term institutional investors, including Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, CPP Investment Board Europe S.à r.l., and Montagu, alongside existing shareholders Téthys Invest and Bpifrance. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Galileo Global Education
Galileo Global Education is a post-secondary education group focused on providing students with access to higher education in the fields of applied arts, design, communication and management, in selected countries around the world.
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Hope Education Group, will acquire INTI International University and Colleges

synopsis: Hope Education Group, a private higher education group in China, will acquire INTI International University and Colleges from Laureate Education, an international network of degree granting higher education institutions. INTI is a group of higher education institutions in Malaysia that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in various sectors.
buyer: Hope Education Group (SEHK:1765:$157.53)
Hope Education Group is the second-largest private higher education group in China. Hope Education Group operates four independent colleges and five junior colleges in China. The group offers services for undergraduate, vocational college, and technical college. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: INTI International University and Colleges
INTI International University and Colleges is a group of higher education institutions in Malaysia. INTI offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in business and law, computing and information technology, engineering and technology, languages and liberal arts, and applied sciences and mathematics.
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$140
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announced 2/25/2020 via BNC Analysis

Serba Dinamik Group Bhd, will acquire University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering

synopsis: Serba Dinamik is to acquire the entire business of University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering (UNIMY), which was owned and operated by Prestariang Education Sdn Bhd (PESB), from Prestariang. UNIMY offers a host of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in computer science.
buyer: Serba Dinamik Group Bhd (KLSE:SERBADK:$1,105.28)
Established in 1993, Serba Dinamik Holdings, through its subsidiaries, is an international energy services group providing integrated engineering solutions to the Oil & Gas, petrochemical, power generation industries, water & waste water and utilities. "
target parent: Prestariang Bhd
target: University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering
University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering (UNIMY) is the first ICT-focused Digital Technology University in Malaysia. UNIMY offers a host of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in computer science.
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closed 2/24/2020 via BNC Analysis

Carlos Tejera, Miguel Riaño and Alfredo Sáenz, acquired Schiller International University

synopsis: American The Palmer Group sold Schiller International University – which has one of its 4 campuses located in Madrid – to a group of Spanish investors including Carlos Tejera, founder of Gala Capital. Schiller International University was founded for the purpose of providing students worldwide an American study program in an international setting.
buyer: Carlos Tejera, Miguel Riaño and Alfredo Sáenz
The group of investors includes Carlos Tejera, Miguel Riaño and Alfredo Sáenz. Carlos Tejera is the founder of Gala Capital and Miguel Riaño is a lawyer. Alfredo Sáenz is the former vice-president of bank Santander. "
target parent: The Palmer Group
target: Schiller International University
Schiller International University was founded in 1964 by Dr. Walter Leibrecht for the purpose of providing students worldwide an American study program in a truly international setting. They have campuses in: Heidelberg, Germany; Madrid, Spain; Paris, France; and Tampa Bay, Florida, USA.
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closed 2/21/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Afya Limited, acquired Centro Universitário São Lucas

synopsis: Afya Limited, a leading medical education group in Brazil, has acquired Centro Universitário São Lucas (UniSL), a post-secondary education institution in Brazil. UniSL offers undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Rondônia. UniSL also offers other health related undergraduate degrees, including nursing, dentistry, nutrition, and more.
buyer: Afya Limited (NasdaqGS:AFYA:$144.94)
Afya is a leading medical education group in Brazil based on number of medical school seats, delivering an end-to-end physician-centric ecosystem that serves and empowers students to be lifelong medical learners from the moment they join us as medical students through their medical residency prep. "
target: Centro Universitário São Lucas
Centro Universitário São Lucas (UniSL) is a post-secondary education institution in Brazil. UniSL offers undergraduate courses in medicine in the State of Rondônia. UniSL also offers other health related undergraduate degrees, including nursing, dentistry, nutrition, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$47 [$14]
rev ($mm)
$53
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/29/2020 via PR Newswire

Elder Research, Inc., acquired Statistics.com

synopsis: Elder Research, a results-driven data science consulting firm serving government agencies, has acquired Statistics.com, a leading pioneer in online analytics education with over 80 courses and over 15,000 students.
buyer: Elder Research, Inc.
Elder Research is a results-driven data science consulting firm serving government agencies. More than 80 expert data scientists and engineers specialize in focused analytics strategy development, deploying high-performance data science solutions, and skills training for their clients. "
target: Statistics.com
Statistics.com is a leading pioneer in online analytics education with over 80 courses and over 15,000 students. Statistics.com offers academic and professional education in statistics, analytics, and data science at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels of instruction.
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announced 1/27/2020 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., will acquire Galvanize, Inc.

synopsis: K12 Inc., one of the nation’s preeminent tech-enabled education companies, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Galvanize Inc., a leader in developing talent and capabilities for individuals and corporations in technical fields such as software engineering and data science.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$888.17)
K12 Inc. takes a personalized approach to education by removing barriers to learning, reaching students where they are, and providing innovative, high-quality online and blended education solutions, curriculum, and programs to charter schools, public school districts, private schools and families. "
target parent: Catalyst Investors, L.P.
target: Galvanize, Inc.
Galvanize is a learning community for technology with eight physical campuses across the U.S. where innovative startups, aspiring students, and large enterprises benefit from a dynamic, unique technology ecosystem. Galvanize is an industry leader in technology education.
price ($mm)
$165
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announced 1/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

China Kepei Education Group Limited, will acquire Harbin Institute of Petroleum

synopsis: China Kepei Education Group Ltd., a leading provider of private higher education services in South China, will acquire Harbin Institute of Petroleum (HIP), a private general undergraduate college in China. HIP offers undergraduate courses for petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, oil and gas storage, environmental engineering, and more.
buyer: China Kepei Education Group Limited (SEHK:1890:$93.79)
China Kepei Education Group Limited is a leading provider of private higher education services in South China. China Kepei operates a science and technology vocational school and a polytechnic college. Their schools are committed to providing students with high-quality profession-oriented education."
target: Harbin Institute of Petroleum
Harbin Institute of Petroleum (HIP) is a private general undergraduate college in China. HIP offers undergraduate courses for petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, oil and gas storage, environmental engineering, and more. HIP was founded in 2003 and serves over 9,000 students.
price ($mm)
$210
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announced 12/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Universidad Alas Peruanas S.A. will be merged with Universidad Norbert Wiener,

synopsis: Universidad Alas Peruanas (UAP) will merge with Universidad Norbert Wiener, a higher education institution in Peru. UAP is a higher education institution in Peru that aims to provide everyone with the opportunity to access quality education. UAP offers undergraduate and graduate programs for veterinary medicine, education, tourism, law, and more.
buyer: Universidad Norbert Wiener
Universidad Norbert Wiener is a higher education institution in Peru. Universidad Norbert Wiener aims to help students become professionals that are prepared to face the challenges of the world. They offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses for medicine, nursing, law, accounting, and more. "
target: Universidad Alas Peruanas S.A.
Universidad Alas Peruanas (UAP) is a higher education institution in Peru that aims to provide everyone with the opportunity to access quality education. UAP offers undergraduate and graduate programs for veterinary medicine, sports science, education, tourism, law, architecture, and more.
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closed 12/16/2019 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired CESINE

synopsis: The EDH GROUP accelerates its international development by acquiring the CESINE school in Santander, Spain. CESINE is a Spanish private higher education institution, specializing in training in graphic design, fashion design, marketing and communication.
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target: CESINE
CESINE is a Spanish private higher education institution, specialized in training in graphic design, fashion design, marketing and communication. CESINE also offers online professional training in marketing, communication and management.
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closed 12/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Anima Educacao, acquired Unicuritiba

synopsis: Anima Educacao, one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, has acquired Unicuritiba, a private higher education institution in Brazil. Unicuritiba offers several undergraduate and postgraduate courses for law, business administration, logistics, civil engineering, psychology, marketing, technology, and more.
buyer: Anima Educacao (BOVESPA:ANIM3:$232.75)
Anima Educacao is one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, both in terms of revenue and the number of enrolled students. It has at least 79,000 students enrolled in classroom courses at 18 campuses located in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo. "
target: Unicuritiba
Unicuritiba is a private higher education institution in Brazil. Unicuritiba's mission is to educate and train people to become capable and committed to social development. They offer several undergraduate and postgraduate courses for law, business administration, logistics, psychology and more.
price ($mm)
$130
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closed 12/5/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A., acquired Universidade Positivo

synopsis: Universidade Positivo (UP) was sold to the São Paulo educational group Cruzeiro do Sul Educational. Universidade Positivo is a university established in 1988 in Brazil. Universade Positivo has expanded from five undergraduate courses to fifty Bachelor, Degree and Technology courses. 
buyer: Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A.
Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional, established by professors in 1965, in São Paulo, is a Brazilian post-secondary player with strong presence in a high-growth segment, being one of the most diversified and efficient players in Brazil, with extensive market knowledge and strategically located facilities. "
target parent: Grupo Positivo
target: Universidade Positivo
Universidade Positivo is a university established in 1988 in Brazil. Universade Positivo has expanded from five undergraduate courses to fifty Bachelor, Degree and Technology courses.
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