Like National Paramedic Institute, Inc.

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 12/11/2019 via Company Press Release

SDB Groep B.V., acquired The Competence Group B.V.

synopsis: SDB Groep, the specialist in cloud solutions for the healthcare market, acquires The Competence Group. The Competence Group (TCG), founded in 2002 and based in IJsselstein (Netherlands), develops both E-learning content and a Learning Management System and also offers services related to digital training for healthcare institutions.
buyer parent: Main Capital Partners BV
buyer: SDB Groep B.V.
For over 40 years, SDB Groep has been developing and supplying innovative and specialist ICT solutions for the healthcare sector. SDB provides an innovative SaaS solutions that customers use to automate HR, salary administration and personnel planning processes, as well as a health record product. "
target: The Competence Group B.V.
The Competence Group (TCG), based in IJsselstein (Netherlands), develops both E-learning content and a Learning Management System and also offers services related to digital training. TCG improves the level of knowledge and the capacities of individual employees within healthcare institutions.
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closed 8/3/2016 via Company Press Release

MedaPhor, acquired Inventive Medical Limited

synopsis: MedaPhor Group plc, the global provider of advanced ultrasound skills training simulators for medical professionals, announces the acquisition of Inventive Medical Limited (“IML”), a UK company which is the global supplier of cardio ultrasound simulation products under the HeartWorks brand.
buyer: MedaPhor (AIM:MED:$5.48)
MedaPhor is a global provider of advanced ultrasound training simulators for medical professionals. Founded in 2004, they have headquarters in Cardiff, UK and San Diego, USA, and our customers are some of the world's leading medical institutions. "
target parent: University College London Hospitals Charity
target: Inventive Medical Limited
Developed by leading cardiac anaesthesiologists at University College London Hospital Inventive Medical Limited's (IML) HeartWorks simulators and online training materials are recognised as one of the most true-to-life and comprehensive simulation tools.
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$3.98
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announced 11/12/2015 via Company Press Release

xTV, will acquire Hendrik Information Systems, LLC

synopsis: xTV Networks Ltd is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement to acquire the assets of the Hendrik Information Systems, LLC. Hendrik is a content capture and distribution company headed up by CEO Mark Sangster, a Health Care and Technology executive who has now joined xTV as Executive Vice President of Health Care TV.
buyer: xTV (ASX:XTV:$0.52)
xTV Networks Limited allows businesses to set up dedicated multi-channel online networks that integrate branded video and user-generated content with other real-time feeds. xTV allows anyone to create their own Media Network along with Channel Customization, Real Time Facebook/Twitter Integration. "
target: Hendrik Information Systems, LLC
Hendrik information systems are a healthcare focused organization that partners with academic medical centers to deliver value through educational content strategies. Based in Houston Texas, the company was founded to focus on content capture and distribution, primarily in Health Care.
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closed 5/13/2015 via BusinessWire

Praetorian Digital, Inc., acquired Kaplan Fire & EMS Training

synopsis: Praetorian Digital, Inc., the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market, announced it has acquired Kaplan’s Fire & EMS online training unit, one of the leading online training companies serving fire and EMS departments nationwide.
buyer: Praetorian Digital, Inc.
Praetorian Digital is the leading digital media company in the public safety and local government market. Praetorian owns and operates websites providing resources ranging from accredited online training to grant funding assistance, such as PoliceOne.com and FireRescue1.com. "
target parent: Graham Holdings Company
target: Kaplan Fire & EMS Training
Kaplan’s EMS training courses feature actual case studies and fast-paced, high-energy videos. The courses are accompanied by interactive training for first responders, EMTs, paramedics and firefighters.
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closed 12/3/2012 via Company Press Release

HealthCare Source, acquired NetLearning, Inc.

synopsis: HealthcareSource® announced that it has acquired NetLearning, a leading provider of learning management software and content for the healthcare industry. The combination of HealthcareSource and NetLearning results in the first company to provide a complete, end-to-end talent management solution designed specifically for healthcare.
buyer parent: Insight Venture Partners
buyer: HealthCare Source
HealthcareSource is the leading provider of talent management software for the healthcare industry. HealthcareSource helps healthcare organizations source, hire, assess, develop and retain the best workforce possible in order to reduce costs and to improve patient satisfaction and safety. "
target parent: Apax Partners
target: NetLearning, Inc.
NetLearning is an e-learning solutions provider developing products specifically for the healthcare industry since 1995. The NetLearning product suite allows for the deployment, management, and reporting of training-related activities.
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closed 8/13/2019 via PR Newswire

Medscape, Inc., acquired QxMD Software

synopsis: WebMD has acquired QxMD, a Vancouver, BC-based learning technology company that delivers mobile decision point tools and personalized learning solutions for physicians and health care professionals. QxMD will be combined with Medscape, the leading digital news, information and continuing medical education platform for physicians and HCPs worldwide.
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: Medscape, Inc. (:$8.65)
Medscape is the leading source of clinical news, health information, and point-of-care tools for health care professionals. Medscape offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools. "
target: QxMD Software
QxMD creates point-of-care digital solutions for health care professionals, scientists and students. Recognized as a leading developer of free medical software, QxMD builds apps for web, iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows.
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closed 12/16/2014 via BNC Analysis

Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, acquired Relias Learning

synopsis: Europe's largest media group, Bertelsmann SE & Co KGaA, has acquired Relias Learning. A provider of online learning solutions for the senior care, health and human services, corrections, and intellectual and developmental disabilities organizations.
buyer: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
Bertelsmann produces, serves and markets media. Their content is contributed by RTL Group, Random House, Gruner + Jahr, and also Arvato and Direct Group in more than 50 countries. Bertelsmann’s claim is to inspire people around the world with first-class media and communications offerings. "
target parent: Vista Equity Partners
target: Relias Learning
Relias Learning offers online training to senior care, health and human services, corrections, and intellectual and developmental disabilities organizations. They help clients achieve the highest quality practice and accreditation standards with online learning and compliance programs.
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closed 1/23/2019 via PR Web

123sonography, acquired SonoWorld

synopsis: SonoWorld.com, a leading global ultrasound education website owned by Inteleos, has been acquired by 123Sonography, the #1 online provider for ultrasound education. With this acquisition, 123Sonography will further solidify its position as the largest active online community of ultrasound professionals in the world.
buyer: 123sonography
Base in Austria, 123sonography is a provider of online echocardiography training for medical doctors, students and sonographers. Medical ultrasound is the fastest growing imaging modality in medicine and each passing year brings stunning advancements and more. "
target parent: Inteleos
target: SonoWorld
SonoWorld.com is a leading global ultrasound education website. SonoWorld was launched in 1999 as a way to use the emerging Internet to provide free educational materials to ultrasound practitioners in developing countries around the world.
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closed 5/6/2013 via Company Press Release

Silverchair Learning Systems, acquired Care2Learn.com

synopsis: Relias Learning, parent of Silverchair Learning Systems announced that it has completed the acquisition of Care2Learn, from VectorLearning. The acquisition results in an expanded suite of e-learning content and establishes Relias as the preeminent provider of training to the senior care industry in North America.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Silverchair Learning Systems
Silverchair Learning strives to be the superior source of education and information programs in the senior care industry. Silverchair's mission is to support the best care for seniors by providing comprehensive programs that improve their way of living. "
target parent: VectorLearning
target: Care2Learn.com
Care2Learn is more than just the leading provider of online education in the senior care industry. They are a company founded by experienced caregivers with a background in long-term and post-acute care.
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closed 5/17/2007 via BusinessWire

RedVector.com, acquired Care2Learn.com

synopsis: RedVector.com Inc., a leading provider of online education for the Architectural, Engineering, and Contractor markets, has expanded into the healthcare arena with the acquisition of Care2Learn.com, an online continuing education company for professionals in long-term care, home health, hospice and rehabilitation.
buyer: RedVector.com
RedVector.com is the global leader in online continuing education, certification, licensing exam preparation and corporate training for professional engineers, architects, contractors, interior designers, land surveyors, building inspectors and landscape architects. "
target: Care2Learn.com
Care2Learn provides customized learning management systems and content with engaging, affordable, easy-to-use online continuing education.Care2Learn has over 2100 hours of accredited continuing education and 100+ inservices for 16 healthcare disciplines in its content library for its 165,000 users.
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closed 1/7/2014 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired Hospice Education Network

synopsis: Relias Learning has acquired the Hospice Education Network (HEN), a leading provider of online education for hospice and palliative care programs and professionals. Nearly one hundred thousand hospice and palliative care professionals have taken HEN courses.
buyer parent: Vista Equity Partners
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning is the leader in online training for the senior care, behavioral health, community health, correctional, and developmental disabilities markets. Relias offers user-friendly online training solutions that improve compliance and eliminate record keeping headaches. "
target parent: Weatherbee Resources, Inc.
target: Hospice Education Network
Hospice Education Network (HEN) provides affordable and accessible online education to clients of Weatherbee Resources. Nearly one hundred thousand hospice and palliative care professionals have taken HEN courses.
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closed 1/19/2006 via BusinessWire

Simbionix USA Corporation, acquired eTrinsic, Inc.

synopsis: Simbionix USA Corporation, a leading developer of advanced medical simulation products, today acquired all assets and employees of eTrinsic, Inc, a developer of interactive medical education and assessment tools. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
buyer: Simbionix USA Corporation
Simbionix is a global leader in medical simulation technology. Simbionix mission is to provide state of the art, computer-assisted medical simulation training systems, and set the standard for minimally invasive surgical training and performance. "
target: eTrinsic, Inc.
eTrinsic, Inc. is a developer of e-learning content and proficiency measurement technology for the medical and high technology sector, with primary focus on developing internet-enabled simulations of high complexity medical and technology products, devices, and procedures.
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closed 6/29/2005 via BusinessWire

Oakstone Publishing, acquired CMEinfo.com

synopsis: Haights Cross Communications, Inc. (HCC) announced today it has acquired CMEinfo.com, a closely held Cherry Hill, NJ-based publisher of multimedia continuing medical education (CME) products and services. The company was established in 1989. CMEinfo.com will join HCC's Oakstone Publishing unit, Oakstone Medical Publishing.
buyer parent: Great Hill Partners LLC
buyer: Oakstone Publishing
Oakstone Medical provides subscription-based continuing medical education solutions for doctors and other health professionals. Oakstone Wellness provides subscription-based employee health and wellness newsletters and ancillary products that are sold to corporations in bulk. "
target: CMEinfo.com
CMEinfo.com is the leading for-profit provider of self-study continuing medical education (CME) courses to physicians. Today, we market more than 50 courses consisting of nearly 2,000 hours of media-based certified CME programming, to which we hold the copyright.
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closed 4/5/2017 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired Advanced Practice Strategies, Inc.

synopsis: Relias Learning, a trusted partner in online analytics, assessments, and learning for the healthcare market, announced the acquisition of Boston-based Advanced Practice Strategies (APS), a technology company that works with organizations to build the best patient care teams.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning provides online analytics, assessments, and learning for approximately 6,000 healthcare provider organizations across the continuum of healthcare, covering both physical and mental health needs, as well as public safety organizations. "
target: Advanced Practice Strategies, Inc.
Advanced Practice Strategies (APS) provides deep, clinical assessment-driven training to physicians and nurses in the Obstetrics and Emergency Medicine departments of the hospital, and offers pre-hire assessments for nurses that help hospitals hire the right nurses for the right roles.
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closed 10/12/2016 via PR Web

Relias Learning, acquired Swank HealthCare

synopsis: Relias Learning expands its position as the most comprehensive training and education provider in the healthcare industry by announcing the acquisition of Swank HealthCare. Swank HealthCare is a distributor of online training for the acute care market that serves community hospitals across the United States and internationally.
buyer parent: Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
buyer: Relias Learning
Relias Learning offers online training to post-acute care, health and human services, autism and applied behavior analysis, public safety, payers and intellectual and developmental disabilities organizations. Their mission is to measurably improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of society."
target parent: Swank Motion Pictures Inc.
target: Swank HealthCare
Swank HealthCare is a leading distributor of online healthcare education for civilian and military hospitals, clinics and medical treatment facilities worldwide. They make learning fun, easy and convenient.
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closed 11/16/2010 via BusinessWire

ePocrates, Inc., acquired Modality, Inc.

synopsis: Epocrates, Inc., a provider of point-of-care reference solutions, announced it has acquired Modality, Inc. Modality is a premier developer of digital learning, assessment, training and reference applications for Apple mobile devices. The acquisition will expand Epocrates’ product portfolio.
buyer: ePocrates, Inc. (EPOC:$113.35)
Epocrates is a leading provider of mobile drug reference tools and interactive services to healthcare professionals and the healthcare industry. Epocrates’ active user network currently has more than one million healthcare professionals, including more than 45 percent of U.S. physicians. "
target: Modality, Inc.
Modality is the premier developer of interactive learning, assessment, training and reference apps. Partnering with the world’s leading publishers and content experts, Modality creates mobile user experiences informed by more than a decade of educational technology design.
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closed 4/8/2009 via Company Press Release

Elsevier B.V., acquired Professional Development Software, Inc.

synopsis: Elsevier, the leading global publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announced the acquisition of the assets of Professional Development Software, Inc. (PDS), the provider of Softwarefornurses.com online learning education products.
buyer parent: Reed Elsevier
buyer: Elsevier B.V.
Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services. Elsevier publishes more than 2,000 journals and 1,900 books annually, in addition to offering a suite of innovative electronic products, bibliographic databases, and online reference works. "
target: Professional Development Software, Inc.
Professional Development Software, Inc. is the provider of the Softwarefornurses.com online learning education products. For schools of nursing, PDS Software for Nurses modules are used for learning reinforcement, guidance in decision making, remediation, clinical make up and NCLEX® review.
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closed 9/1/2015 via GlobeNewswire

Wolters Kluwer Health, acquired Learner's Digest International

synopsis: Wolters Kluwer's Health Division announced that is has completed the acquisition of 100% of Learner's Digest International, LLC. Learner's Digest is a leading provider of independent continuing medical education to physicians in the U.S. Operationally, the company will become part of Wolters Kluwer Health Learning, Research & Practice (LR&P).
buyer parent: Wolters Kluwer NV
buyer: Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Its customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. "
target parent: Housatonic Partners
target: Learner's Digest International
Learner's Digest is a leading provider of independent (non-pharma funded) continuing medical education (CME) to physicians and other healthcare professionals in the U.S. The company has developed a mobile audio learning platform that simplifies the traditional, time-consuming CME process.
price ($mm)
$150
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closed 8/2/2018 via PR Newswire

WebMD Corporation, acquired MediQuality

synopsis: WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands company and the leader in health information services for consumers and physicians, announced that it has acquired MediQuality, the leading digital and online provider of information for health care professionals in Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg).
buyer parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
buyer: WebMD Corporation (WBMD:$700.55)
WebMD Health Corp., an Internet Brands Company, is the leading provider of health information services, serving patients, physicians, health care professionals, employers, and health plans through their public and private online portals, mobile platforms, and health-focused publications. "
target: MediQuality
MediQuality is the leading digital and online provider of information for health care professionals in Benelux (Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg). MediQuality provides medical news and information, and comprehensive coverage of major medical congresses and conferences.
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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 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:$4,052.38)
Benesse Corporation is a Japanese company which focuses on correspondence education and publishing. "
target: UP Inc.
UP Inc. provides educational services. They help students develop their academic abilities and get through entrance examinations.
price ($mm)
$104*
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announced 8/12/2020 via BNC Analysis

Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda., will acquire FACIMED

synopsis: CENESUP - Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda., a subsidiary of Ser Educacional SA, agreed to acquire 100% of Sociedade Regional de Educação e Cultura Ltda. (“SOREC”), maintainer of the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of Cacoal - FACIMED (“FACIMED”). Facimed is located in Brazil and has about 2,700 students - 445 in medicine.
buyer parent: Ser Educacional S.A.
buyer: Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda.
Centro Nacional de Ensino Superior Ltda. (CENESUP) is a company of universities, colleges and career schools in the state of Paraíba, Brazil. This privately owned company was founded in 2002. "
target: FACIMED
Facimed is located in the city of Cacoal (RO) in Brazil and has about 2,700 students - 445 in medicine - enrolled in 26 face-to-face undergraduate courses. The institution is recognized in the region for its activities in the health courses segment.
price ($mm)
$28
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.7x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/6/2020 via BNC Analysis

AD Education SAS, acquired Escuela CES

synopsis: French group AD Education, a company backed by Cathay Capital and BPI France, has wholly acquired Spanish school Escuela Superior de Imagen Sonido y Tecnología (Ces). Based in Spain, Escuela CES is the first Official School approved in the audiovisual sector and the most recognized school in the industry.
buyer: AD Education SAS
Based in Paris, AD Education is an international network of higher education institutions united around strong values, sharing the same ambition of creativity and innovation. AD Education provides higher education courses in the fields of graphic arts, culture, digital, communication and luxury. "
target: Escuela CES
In 1984, a group of renowned sound, image and teaching professionals came together to respond to a growing demand for audiovisual training and formed Escuela CES. Based in Spain, they are the first Official School approved in the sector and the most recognized school in the audiovisual industry.
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announced 7/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Delaware State University, will acquire Wesley College

synopsis: Delaware State University announced that it will acquire Wesley College, a private liberal arts college in Dover, Del., making Delaware State the first historically Black university to acquire an institution that is not a historically Black college or university.
buyer: Delaware State University
DSU (Delaware State University) enjoys a long history as one of America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Founded in 1891 as the State College for Colored Students, DSU is proud of their heritage as one of the country’s first land-grant educational institutions. "
target: Wesley College
Wesley College is a private liberal arts college in Dover, Del. Founded in 1873 as a prep school, Wesley College has a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Church. The College offers degrees in nursing, occupational therapy, education, business administration and environmental science.
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announced 7/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Study World Education Holding Group, will acquire Middlesex University Dubai

synopsis: Amanat Holdings PJSC has agreed to sell Middlesex University Dubai to Study World Education Holding Group. The Dubai Middlesex campus opened in January 2005 and has more than 3,500 students from over 100 nations. It offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in a wide range of subjects.
buyer: Study World Education Holding Group
Study World Education Holding Group is a dynamic organization, with a growing presence across the globe. Through their wide network in different countries, they are engaged in a variety of education management activities ranging from K-12 schools to universities. "
target parent: Amanat Holdings PJSC
target: Middlesex University Dubai
Middlesex University Dubai is the first overseas campus of the internationally renowned Middlesex University in London. The campus, which opened in 2005, has over 3,500 students from more than 100 nationalities and offers undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in a wide variety of subjects.
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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:$232.75)
Anima Educacao is one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, both in terms of revenue and the number of enrolled students. It has at least 79,000 students enrolled in classroom courses at 18 campuses located in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo. "
target: UniFG
UniFG is a higher education institution in Brazil. UniFG offers 25 undergraduate and 30 postgraduate courses for social science, healthcare, humanities, and engineering. UniFG's mission is to help students become knowledgeable professionals that are dedicated to improving their communities.
price ($mm)
$13*
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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.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$19
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
3.2x
EV / EBITDA
20.0x
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:$232.75)
Anima Educacao is one of Brazil’s largest private higher education organizations, both in terms of revenue and the number of enrolled students. It has at least 79,000 students enrolled in classroom courses at 18 campuses located in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo. "
target: Faseh
Faculdade da Saude e Ecologia Humana offers higher education courses related to medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, law, civil engineering, and production engineering. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in Brazil.
price ($mm)
$19
rev ($mm)
$11
EBITDA ($mm)
$1
EV / rev
1.7x
EV / EBITDA
13.6x
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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announced 3/2/2020 via GlobeNewswire

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:$157.53)
Hope Education Group is the second-largest private higher education group in China. Hope Education Group operates four independent colleges and five junior colleges in China. The group offers services for undergraduate, vocational college, and technical college. "
target parent: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
target: INTI International University and Colleges
INTI International University and Colleges is a group of higher education institutions in Malaysia. INTI offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in business and law, computing and information technology, engineering and technology, languages and liberal arts, and applied sciences and mathematics.
price ($mm)
$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:$1,105.28)
Established in 1993, Serba Dinamik Holdings, through its subsidiaries, is an international energy services group providing integrated engineering solutions to the Oil & Gas, petrochemical, power generation industries, water & waste water and utilities. "
target parent: Prestariang Bhd
target: University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering
University Malaysia of Computer Science & Engineering (UNIMY) is the first ICT-focused Digital Technology University in Malaysia. UNIMY offers a host of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in computer science.
price ($mm)
$0.59
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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)
$165
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
$210
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
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year
2019
rev ($mm)
$214.86
EBITDA ($mm)
$124.39
EBIT ($mm)
$105.54
Net Income ($mm)
$95.80
Employees
6269
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Ticker: BSE:532696
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp Solutions Limited
Educomp is the largest Education Company in India and the only company spread across the entire education ecosystem. From schools to skills; over last two decades Educomp group has empowered over 30 million learners and educators across over 65,000 schools to think and create a better future.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$79.35
EBITDA ($mm)
($4.60)
EBIT ($mm)
($14.40)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
10927
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Ticker: OTCPK:AMBO.Y
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ambow Education
Ambow Education
Ambow Education is a leading national provider of educational and career enhancement services in China, offering high-quality, individualized services and products. With its extensive network of regional service hubs complemented by a dynamic proprietary learning platform and distributors.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$64.68
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.54
EBIT ($mm)
($2.02)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2358
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Ticker: NSEI:CAREERP
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Career Point Ltd.
Career Point Limited is a leading Indian education company with strong brand equity of providing quality education since 1993. With a strong foundation of academic excellence, Career Point caters to the needs of a student throughout the life cycle of a student (K.G. to PhD.)
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$14.43
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.02
EBIT ($mm)
$5.40
Net Income ($mm)
$3.68
Employees
606
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Ticker: APOL
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apollo Education Group Inc.
Apollo Education Group Inc.
Apollo Education Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, College for Financial Planning, The Iron Yard and Western International University has established itself as a leading provider of higher education programs for working adults.
year
2016
rev ($mm)
$2,000.33
EBITDA ($mm)
$175.52
EBIT ($mm)
$84.83
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
28000
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Ticker: COCO
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
Corinthian offers post-secondary education through its Everest, Heald College and WyoTech campuses, as well as online. Program areas include healthcare, business, criminal justice, transportation technology and maintenance, construction trades and information technology.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$1,480.80
EBITDA ($mm)
$71.40
EBIT ($mm)
$23.50
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
12650
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Ticker: ATGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DeVry Education Group
DeVry Education Group
The purpose of DeVry Education Group is to empower its students to achieve their educational and career goals. DeVry Group is a global provider of educational services, with institutions that offer a wide array of programs in healthcare, business, technology, accounting, finance and law.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$1,231.21
EBITDA ($mm)
$278.74
EBIT ($mm)
$225.92
Net Income ($mm)
$33.77
Employees
7335
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Ticker: ESI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ITT Educational Services, Inc.
ITT Educational Services, Inc.
ITT Technical Institute is the largest US provider of post-secondary technical education, and offers associate and bachelor degree programs to approximately 61,000 students through more than 100 campuses in 37 states.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$1,069.98
EBITDA ($mm)
$196.56
EBIT ($mm)
$169.31
Net Income ($mm)
$59.38
Employees
7350
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Ticker: LOPE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Grand Canyon Education, Inc.
Grand Canyon Education (GCE) is a publicly traded shared services partner dedicated to serving colleges and universities. GCE supports partner institutions' students through operational functions that achieve organizational growth and student success. GCE is a pioneer of the hybrid campus model.
year
2018
rev ($mm)
$939.37
EBITDA ($mm)
$332.49
EBIT ($mm)
$286.95
Net Income ($mm)
$221.74
Employees
4000
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Ticker: ASX:NVT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Navitas Limited
Navitas Limited
Navitas is a leading global education provider that offers an extensive range of educational services through three major divisions to students and professionals including university programs, creative media education, professional education, English language training and settlement services.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$750.17
EBITDA ($mm)
$123.97
EBIT ($mm)
$101.35
Net Income ($mm)
$37.50
Employees
1117
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Ticker: SEER3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ser Educacional S.A.
Ser Educacional S.A.
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Recife, Grupo Ser Educacional is one of the largest private education groups in Brazil and a leader in the Northeast and North Regions in terms of numbers of students enrolled.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$247.30
EBITDA ($mm)
$53.48
EBIT ($mm)
$42.15
Net Income ($mm)
$18.74
Employees
7100
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Ticker: BOVESPA:ANIM3
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Anima Educacao
Anima Educacao
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 79,000 students enrolled in classroom courses at 18 campuses located in the states of Minas Gerais and São Paulo.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$232.75
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.33
EBIT ($mm)
$14.39
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SEHK:1765
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hope Education Group
Hope Education Group
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.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$157.53
EBITDA ($mm)
$61.04
EBIT ($mm)
$39.52
Net Income ($mm)
$39.91
Employees
5328
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Ticker: SEHK:1569
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Minsheng Education Group
Minsheng Education Group
Minsheng Education Group Company Limited is an investment holding company. The Company is principally engaged in the provision of education services in China. The Company provides higher education with the focus on private education of nurturing professionals.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$141.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$50.71
EBIT ($mm)
$40.58
Net Income ($mm)
$48.24
Employees
4626
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