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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:$4,355.81)
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 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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announced 11/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Emerson College, will acquire Marlboro College

synopsis: Emerson College will acquire Marlboro College and Marlboro students will be admitted to Emerson. Emerson is located in Boston, while Marlboro is located in Vermont. Marlboro College is a private liberal arts college with about 200 students and 35 professors, located on a picturesque 400-acre campus in rural Vermont.
buyer: Emerson College
Emerson is internationally recognized as a premier institution of higher learning devoted to liberal arts, communication, and the arts, with campuses in Boston, Los Angeles, and The Netherlands, and degree-granting programs in Paris, Barcelona, and, beginning Fall 2020, Lugano, Switzerland "
target: Marlboro College
Marlboro College is a private liberal arts college in Marlboro, Vermont. They're a college of about 200 students and 35 professors, located on a picturesque 400-acre campus in rural Vermont.
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announced 10/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Henderson State University will be merged with Arkansas State University System,

synopsis: Henderson State University, a public university with a strong liberal arts heritage, will be merged with the Arkansas State University System, an organization that serves 22,238 students on campuses in Arkansas and Queretaro, Mexico, and globally online with a total operating budget of $285 million.
buyer: Arkansas State University System
The Arkansas State University System, based in Little Rock, serves 23,310 students in Arkansas and Queretaro, Mexico. The ASU System includes ASU, with an instructional site in Paragould and degree centers in Beebe, Mountain Home, Blytheville, Forrest City, and West Memphis. "
target: Henderson State University
Founded as a private institution in 1890, Henderson State University has a strong liberal arts heritage that is the base of more than 65 undergraduate and graduate programs, earning the university its status as Arkansas’s public liberal arts university.
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announced 10/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

Swindon College will be merged with New College Swindon,

synopsis: Swindon College, a further education college offering courses primarily in work related areas, is to merge with New College Swindon, another further and higher education institution. Both colleges are located in Swindon, UK.
buyer: New College Swindon
New College Swindon is a further and higher education institution, founded in 1983 and located in Swindon, England. New College is one of the largest institutions of its type in the country, with around 3,300 16–18-year olds and 2,500 over–19s enrolled in December 2014. "
target: Swindon College
Swindon College is a further education college operating mainly from one site near the town centre. The college offers courses primarily in work related areas and has industry standard facilities in a number of these, including hospitality, construction and engineering.
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announced 10/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Athlone Institute of Technology will be merged with Limerick College Of Technology,

synopsis: Ireland-based Athlone Institute of Technology and Limerick Institute of Technology will merge. Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) offers a wide variety of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), twice named ‘Sunday Times University Guide’ Institute of the Year. has five campuses in Ireland.
buyer: Limerick College Of Technology
Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT), twice named ‘Sunday Times University Guide’ Institute of the Year, is home to over 6,500 students across five vibrant campuses in Limerick City, Thurles, Clonmel and Ennis in Ireland. "
target: Athlone Institute of Technology
An educational powerhouse defined by a commitment to academic excellence, Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) has enjoyed considerable successes in the academic arena. AIT offers a wide variety of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, delivered on a full-time and part-time basis.
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announced 10/23/2019 via BusinessWire

YDUQS, will acquire Adtalem Educacional do Brasil

synopsis: Adtalem Global Education, a leading workforce solutions provider, announced it has signed an agreement to sell its Brazilian portfolio, Adtalem Educacional do Brasil, a global education provider, to YDUQS, the second largest education company in Brazil.
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 parent: Adtalem Global Education Inc.
target: Adtalem Educacional do Brasil
Adtalem Educacional do Brasil is a global education provider. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Adtalem Educacional do Brasil currently operates 13 educational institutions nationwide.
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announced 9/18/2019 via BNC Analysis

Starcrest Education The Belt & Road Limited, will acquire The London School of Science and Technology Limited

synopsis: Starcrest Education The Belt & Road Limited, the international developer and operator of education services in Europe, has signed a non-legally binding heads of terms to acquire 60% of The London School of Science and Technology Limited, a private management school that offers an open and inclusive education experience in London and the midlands.
buyer: Starcrest Education The Belt & Road Limited (LSE:OBOR:$0.00)
Starcrest Education The Belt & Road Limited is an international developer and operator of education services in Europe. The newly formed entity has been established to seek relevant acquisitions in the international education sector. "
target: The London School of Science and Technology Limited
London School of Science & Technology is a private management School and it was founded in 2003. They are proud to offer an open and inclusive education experience, which is free from barriers to learning, to learners of all levels and backgrounds, with about 2,500 students currently studying.
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announced 9/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

YDUQS, will acquire UniToledo

synopsis: YDUQS, Brazil's second largest private higher education organization, will acquire UniToledo, a Brazilian college. UniToledo provides higher education services to over 5,300 students in Araçatuba, Brazil. UniToledo offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses for architecture, engineering, business, education, hospitality, and more.
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: UniToledo
UniToledo is a Brazilian college. UniToledo provides higher education services to over 5,300 students in Araçatuba, Brazil. UniToledo offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses for architecture, engineering, business, education, hospitality, and more.
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announced 9/4/2019 via Company Press Release

Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A., will acquire Brazcubas Educação

synopsis: The fifth largest educational group in Brazil, Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional, will purchase Brazcubas. Created 79 years ago, Brazcubas is an important education center located in Greater São Paulo, promoting excellence in teaching with 23 in-person and 28 distance-learning undergraduate courses, as well as over 150 postgraduate courses.
buyer: Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional S.A.
Cruzeiro do Sul Educacional, established by professors in 1965, in São Paulo, is a Brazilian post-secundary 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: Brazcubas Educação
Created 79 years ago, Brazcubas is an important education center located in Greater São Paulo, promoting excellence in teaching with 23 in-person and 28 distance-learning undergraduate courses, as well as over 150 postgraduate courses.
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closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

University of the Highlands and Islands, acquired Centre for Health Science

synopsis: The University of the Highlands and Islands, an educational institution that provides local access to learning and research relevant to their needs and to those of local employers, has acquired Centre for Health Science, an education institution that offers research, education, training, patient care, and business development in healthcare.
buyer: University of the Highlands and Islands
Based in the UK, University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) provides access to university education through a distinctive educational partnership of colleges and research institutions. UHI provides local access to learning and research relevant to their needs and to those of local employers. "
target parent: Highlands and Islands Enterprise
target: Centre for Health Science
Based in the UK, Centre for Health Science is an education institution that offers research, education, training, patient care, and business development in diabetes and cardiovascular science, proteomics, lipidomics, genetics, and immunology.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

Anima Educacao, acquired ReAGES

synopsis: Anima Educacao, one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, has acquired ReAGES, a higher education network in Brazil. ReAGES aims to promote the development of the region and to improve the quality of life through education. ReAGES provides education to 5.6 thousand students at 6 facilities throughout Brazil.
buyer: Anima Educacao (BOVESPA:ANIM3:$280.27)
Anima Educacao is one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, both in terms of revenue and the number of enrolled students. It has at least 79,000 students enrolled in classroom courses at 18 campuses located in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo. "
target: ReAGES
ReAGES is one of the most important higher education networks in Brazil. ReAGES aims to promote the development of the region and to improve the quality of life through education. ReAGES provides education to 5.6 thousand students at 6 facilities throughout Brazil.
price ($mm)
$39
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
$2
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
21.7x
closed 7/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

China YuHua Education Corporation Limited, acquired Shandong Yingcai University

synopsis: YuHua Education, an operator of private schools in China, has acquired a 90% stake in Shandong Yingcai University, one of the largest private universities in China. Shandong Yingcai University provides education to 40,000 students from over 200 cities. They offer 30 undergraduate and 40 diploma courses.
buyer: China YuHua Education Corporation Limited (SEHK:6169:$214.86)
China YuHua Education Corporation Limited has been operating private schools in Henan province of China for over 15 years and is one of the leading private school operators in central China in terms of student enrollment. "
target: Shandong Yingcai University
Shandong Yingcai University is one of the largest private universities in China. Shandong Yingcai University provides education to 40,000 students from over 200 cities. They offer 30 undergraduate and 40 diploma courses, including early childhood education, nursing, computer sciences, and more.
price ($mm)
$217*
rev ($mm)
$67
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

BG Investments Ltd, acquired Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (Private) Limited

synopsis: BG Investments, a Sri Lankan-based investor, has acquired the Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (APIIT Sri Lanka) from Ekuinas, a Malaysian private equity firm. APIIT Sri Lanka is a leading private higher education institute in Sri Lanka. APIIT Sri Lanka offers degree programmes in Computing, Business Management and Law.
buyer: BG Investments Ltd
BG Investments is a Sri Lankan-based investor with exposure in industries such as financial services, marine, education, and healthcare. "
target parent: Ekuiti Nasional Bhd
target: Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (Private) Limited
Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology Lanka (APIIT Sri Lanka) is a leading private higher education institute in Sri Lanka. APIIT Sri Lanka offers Staffordshire University degree programmes in Computing, Business Management and Law.
price ($mm)
$9.97
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/3/2019 via BNC Analysis

Cumberland County College merged with Rowan College at Gloucester County,

synopsis: Rowan College at Gloucester County and Cumberland County College formally joined forces, creating the first such community college in New Jersey. The new entity will be called Rowan College of South Jersey. The colleges will maintain their campuses in Sewell and Vineland.
buyer: Rowan College at Gloucester County
Rowan College at Gloucester County, formerly Gloucester County College, is an accredited public community college located in Sewell, NJ. They were founded in 1966. "
target: Cumberland County College
Cumberland County College is a community college in Vineland, Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. The college enrolls approximately 4,000 students and offers 87 programs leading to Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 4/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

CI Capital Holding S.A.E., will acquire Taleem Educational Services and Consultations

synopsis: CI Capital Holding announced it has signed a contract to acquire an indirect stake of 60% stake in Taleem Educational Services and Consultations (TESC). TESC is an investment joint venture owned by a number of global investment institutions and international funds that operates Nahda University in Beni Suif, Egypt that has over 5,200 students.
buyer: CI Capital Holding S.A.E. (CASE:CICH:$95.24)
CI Capital is a diversified financial services group and Egypt’s leading provider of leasing, microfinance, and investment banking products and services. CI Capital leverages its full-fledged investment banking platform to provide market leading capital raising and M&A advisory. "
target: Taleem Educational Services and Consultations
Taleem Educational Services and Consultations (TESC) is an investment joint venture owned by a number of global investment institutions and international funds that operates Nahda University in Beni Suif, Egypt that has over 5,200 students.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR), will acquire Marconi International University, Inc.

synopsis: UNIR, will acquire 100% of the Marconi International University in Florida, United States. UNIR owned 15% of the shares of this company and an agreement has been signed to acquire the remaining 85%. Marconi International University-MIU is a US university based in Miami that offers official undergraduate and graduate degrees.
buyer: Universidad Internacional de la Rioja (UNIR) (BME:PRO:$124.27)
Founded in 2007 and based in La Rioja, Spain, UNIR (Proeduca Group) is the leading online university for the Spanish language in the world. UNIR caters for more than 32,000 students. UNIR has a presence in Spain and in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. "
target: Marconi International University, Inc.
Marconi International University-MIU is a US university based in Miami that offers official undergraduate and graduate degrees, both in-person and online. Among the degrees offered are the degrees in Business Administration, Computer Engineering and Master's degrees such as MBA.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Vietravel, acquired Kent International College

synopsis: Vietravel, a leading tourism company in Vietnam, has acquired a 66% stake in Kent International College (KIC), a leading college in Vietnam that provides practical, academic-focused education. KIC offers a series of majors, including business administration, marketing management, human resource management, IT, fashion design, and more.
buyer: Vietravel
Vietravel is a leading tourism company in Vietnam. Vietravel provides professional and advanced tour packages. They offer packages for domestic locations such as Ha Noi, Ha Long, and Lao Cai. The company also offer Vietnamese travellers exciting and unique tours to Thailand, Korea, Brazil, and more."
target: Kent International College
Kent International College (KIC) is a leading college in Vietnam that provides practical, academic-focused education. KIC offers a series of majors, including business administration, marketing management, human resource management, information technology, fashion design, and more.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/14/2019 via BNC Analysis

American InterContinental University, acquired Trident University International LLC

synopsis: American InterContinental University (AIU), a for-profit university that offers online and on-campus education, has acquired Trident University International (TUI) from Summit Partners, a global alternative investment firm. TUI is an online university offering regionally accredited degrees at the doctoral, masters, bachelors, and associates levels.
buyer parent: Career Education Corporation
buyer: American InterContinental University
Founded in 1970, American InterContinental University (AIU) is a for-profit university that offers online and on-campus education. AIU provides over 45 Associate, Bachelor’s, and Master’s degree programs and specializations that students can choose from. "
target parent: Summit Partners
target: Trident University International LLC
Trident University International (TUI) is an online university offering regionally accredited degrees at the doctoral, masters, bachelors, and associates levels. TUI provides an exceptional online educational experience for adult learners and members of the military family.
price ($mm)
$37
rev ($mm)
$46
EBITDA ($mm)
$9
EV / rev
0.8x
EV / EBITDA
4.1x

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