Like Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.

closed 6/19/2009 via BNC Analysis

Knowledge Universe, Inc., acquired Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.

synopsis: Busy Bees, the UK’s largest nursery group, has been sold to Singapore-based Knowledge Universe Education for an undisclosed sum after its Australian parent-company, ABC Learning Centres Ltd went into receivership.
buyer: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
Knowledge Universe Education (KUE) companies provide early childhood education programs, primary-through-secondary curricula, and supplemental educational services at thousands of physical locations, and through top-rated online schools and home schooling environments. "
target parent: ABC Learning Centres Ltd
target: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years.
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closed 2/19/2020 via BNC Analysis

Storal Learning, acquired Barney Lodge Day Nursery

synopsis: Storal Learning, a company that owns and operates several nurseries across England, has acquired Barney Lodge Day Nursery, a nursery in the UK. Barney Lodge provides a positive, secure, environment which enables children to become confident learners and to blossom to their full potential.
buyer: Storal Learning
Storal Learning owns and operates several nurseries across England. Each nursery is committed to delivering the best possible care and early years education to children. Storal Learning provides a homely, safe and creative space for children to learn, develop and grow. "
target: Barney Lodge Day Nursery
Barney Lodge Day Nursery is a nursery in the UK. Barney Lodge provides a positive, secure, environment which enables children to become confident learners. The nursery features separate rooms for different age groups, allowing them to cater for the individual needs of the children.
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closed 1/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired EduKids, Inc.

synopsis: EduKids, the early childhood education and day care operation that grew to 15 locations in Western New York, has a new owner. EduKids was acquired by Busy Bees, a British early childhood education provider. EduKids employs 450 teachers and aides and serves about 2,000 families throughout the Western New York region.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: EduKids, Inc.
EduKids, Inc, Western New York's largest privately owned group of child care centers. Responsible for strategic planning, facility management and operations, for fourteen Nationally Accredited Child Care Centers including the corporate on-site Center at Rich Products World Headquarters in Buffalo.
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closed 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Kids Planet, acquired Kids Allowed

synopsis: Kids Planet, a family-owned nursery group in the UK, has acquired Kids Allowed, an award-winning nursery group in the UK. Kids Allowed operates eight childcare centres across the North West. Their centres provide outstanding nursery care and stimulating experiences that allow children to develop their knowledge, imagination, and personality.
buyer: Kids Planet
Kids Planet is a family-owned nursery group in the UK. Kids Planet operates over 40 nurseries that provide the highest standard of nursery care and education. Their nurseries offer a unique environment in which children are actively encouraged to explore, learn and to interact with others. "
target: Kids Allowed
Kids Allowed is an award-winning nursery group in the UK. Kids Allowed operates eight childcare centres across the North West. Their centres provide outstanding nursery care and stimulating experiences that allow children to develop their knowledge, imagination, and personality.
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closed 11/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Edubee Solutions Pvt. Ltd., acquired Oi PlaySchool

synopsis: Edubees Education, an arm of FirstCry Group has acquired Oi Playschool, an initiative of People Combine Group. Founded in 2010, Oi Playschool refines skills, nurture curiosity, and encourage exploration among early learn learners.
buyer parent: FirstCry Group
buyer: Edubee Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Edubee Solutions helps schools to focus more on educating students and less on administration. Edubee provides a SaaS-based school management solution to reduce the complexity of administration and decision making. "
target parent: People Combine
target: Oi PlaySchool
Founded in 2010, Oi Playschool refines skills, nurture curiosity, and encourage exploration among early learn learners. Oi Playschool has etched a name for itself amongst the leading playschools in India.
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closed 9/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Doremi SRL

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, the UK headquartered global early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider has expanded into Italy with the acquisition of Doremi, an early childhood education and care provider known for its bilingual services and a curriculum where play-based learning is viewed as the keystone.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Doremi SRL
Doremi is an early childhood education and care provider that currently operates seven centers in and around Milan, Italy. They are known for its bilingual services and a curriculum where play-based learning is viewed as the keystone.
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Educational Playcare

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, the UK headquartered global early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider has expanded into the United States with the acquisition of Educational Playcare, an early childhood education and care provider that provides care for up to 4,300 children from the age of six weeks to five years.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Educational Playcare
Educational Playcare is an early childhood education and care provider. It provides care for up to 4,300 children from the age of six weeks to five years, as well as after school care for children up to the age of 12.
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closed 5/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Haroon Rashid and Javed Ghafoor, acquired Buttons & Bows Nursery School

synopsis: Buttons & Bows Nursery School in Dundee to has been sold to first time buyers, Haroon Rashid and Javed Ghafoor. Buttons & Bows Nursery School, first established by Ann Bremner in 1990, is located within the Stobswell area of Dundee, UK.
buyer: Haroon Rashid and Javed Ghafoor
Haroon Rashid and Javed Ghafoor are experienced entrepreneurs who were keen to enter the childcare sector. "
target: Buttons & Bows Nursery School
Buttons & Bows Nursery School, first established by Ann Bremner in 1990, is located within the Stobswell area of Dundee, UK. The popular nursery has capacity for 79 children and is ideally placed to take advantage of the local libraries, parks and the public bus service.
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closed 5/8/2019 via PR Newswire

O2B Kids, acquired Brookside Academy

synopsis: O2B Kids, a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S., acquired Brookside Academy. Brookside Academy, founded in 1999, has two locations in Alpharetta and Johns Creek, suburbs of Atlanta, GA.  It provides services such as infant and toddler care, preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
buyer: O2B Kids
O2B Kids is a leading provider of early education services for children in the Southeast U.S. O2B offers preschool education for children 0 to 5 years old, afterschool enrichment programs for elementary school students, and an unprecedented family membership program for all kids 0 to 13 years old. "
target: Brookside Academy
Brookside Academy, founded in 1999, has two locations in Alpharetta and Johns Creek, suburbs of Atlanta, GA. It provides services such as infant and toddler care, preschool, afterschool enrichment programs and summer camp.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

The Mulberry Bush, acquired Little Acorns Nursery School

synopsis: The Mulberry Bush, an operator of children's day nurseries in Southern Hampshire, has acquired Little Acorns Nursery School, a children’s day nursery in Waterlooville. Little Acorns Nursery School provides high quality care and education for children ages 3 months to 5 years.
buyer: The Mulberry Bush
The Mulberry Bush is an operator of children's day nurseries in Southern Hampshire. Their nurseries offer premium daycare services for babies, toddlers and young children. The Mulberry Bush provides children with high quality food and excellent education. "
target: Little Acorns Nursery School
Little Acorns Nursery School is a children’s day nursery in Waterlooville. Little Acorns provides high quality care and education for children ages 3 months to 5 years. Little Acorns offers a safe, happy, and stimulating environment where children can enhance their learning and development.
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closed 2/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Amin family, acquired Active Kids Nursery

synopsis: The Amin family, a small, family run childcare provider in the United Kingdom, has acquired Active Kids Nursery, a unique child care establishment in Hove, Brighton. Active Kids Nursery provides child care services to children age 6 months to 5 years. They offer children a safe and healthy environment that is ideal for learning.
buyer: Amin family
The Amin family is a small, family run childcare provider in the United Kingdom. The owner has over 26 years of experience in the childcare sector as a registered manager for a day nursery chain in London. "
target: Active Kids Nursery
Active Kids Nursery is a unique child care establishment in Hove, Brighton. Active Kids Nursery provides child care services to children age 6 months to 5 years. They offer children a safe and healthy environment that is ideal for learning.
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closed 2/19/2019 via Company Press Release

La Maison Bleue, acquired The Old Station Nursery

synopsis: La Maison Bleue, a company specializing in nursery management and the creation of nurseries for businesses and communities, has acquired The Old Station Nursery, a highly regarded childcare provider in the UK, where the group operates 9 nurseries and 1 after-school club.
buyer: La Maison Bleue
La Maison Bleue is a company specializing in nursery management and the creation of nurseries for businesses and communities. LMB has a strong track-record in investing into its existing estate and new nurseries to grow its presence. "
target: The Old Station Nursery
Founded in 2002 by Sarah Steel, The Old Station Nursery is a highly regarded childcare provider in the counties of Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, where the group operates 9 nurseries and 1 after-school club.
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closed 12/5/2018 via BNC Analysis

The Hjalli Model, acquired Elmwood Nursery School

synopsis: The Hjalli Model, the largest educational firm in Iceland, has acquired Elmwood Nursery School, a family owned nursery school in Scotland. Elmwood offers a safe and loving environment where parents can leave their children. Their well trained team provides varied, stimulating, challenging and fun learning experiences for children of all ages.
buyer: The Hjalli Model
The Hjalli Model is the largest educational firm in Iceland. The firm operates 14 kindergartens and 3 elementary schools in Iceland. The Hjalli Model has around 450 employees that teach and take care of over 2000 children. "
target: Elmwood Nursery School
Elmwood Nursery School is a family owned nursery school in Scotland. Elmwood offers a safe and loving environment where parents can leave their children. Their well trained team provides varied, stimulating, challenging and fun learning experiences for children of all ages.
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closed 10/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Amelio Early Education Pvt. Ltd., acquired Tom & Jerry Creche

synopsis: Amelio Early Education, a growing chain of high quality corporate daycare's, completed the asset purchase of Tom & Jerry Creche, a Bengaluru chain of B2B childcare centers. Tom & Jerry Creche provides quality child care, backup care and operates creches inside office complexes across South India.
buyer parent: Evancia Babilou
buyer: Amelio Early Education Pvt. Ltd.
Amelio in among India's first employer sponsored daycare service providers. Amelio creates and manages high-quality daycares for corporations and institutions in India. Based out of Chennai, Amelio currently operates 14 successful childcare centers across several cities in India. "
target: Tom & Jerry Creche
Tom & Jerry Creche provides quality child care, backup care and operates creches inside office complexes across South India. They work with organizations to develop the right child care solution tailored to meet the employees need.
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closed 8/27/2018 via BusinessWire

KinderCare Education LLC, acquired Rainbow Child Care Center

synopsis: Further cementing its leadership role as the largest childcare provider in the United States, KinderCare Education (KCE) announced the successful acquisition of Rainbow Child Care Center and its 150 centers in 16 states. Based in Troy, Michigan, Rainbow is the eighth largest child care provider in the nation.
buyer parent: Partners Group Holding AG
buyer: KinderCare Education LLC
KinderCare Education is an experience-based provider of early education and child care with more than 32,000 teachers and staff serving 170,000 children and their families every day. "
target parent: Quad-C Management, Inc.
target: Rainbow Child Care Center
Headquartered in Troy, Michigan, Rainbow Child Care Center is a leading provider of high-quality early education and child care services. They offer many educational child care services for infants to kindergarten age children.
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closed 11/27/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Onex Corporation, acquired KidsFoundation

synopsis: Onex Corporation, one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms, has acquired KidsFoundation, the largest childcare provider in the Netherlands. KidsFoundation offers nursery care for children between six weeks and four years old. They also offer before and after school care services for children ages 4 to 12.
buyer: Onex Corporation (TSX:ONEX:$1,081.00)
Onex is one of the oldest and most successful private equity firms. Through its Onex Partners and ONCAP private equity funds, Onex acquires and builds high-quality businesses in partnership with talented management teams. "
target: KidsFoundation
KidsFoundation is the largest childcare provider in the Netherlands. They offer nursery care for children between six weeks and four years old. They also offer before and after school care services for children ages 4 to 12. The company provides childcare for over 30,000 children across 281 centres.
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closed 4/6/2018 via BNC Analysis

Bright Horizons Family Solutions, acquired Yellow Dot Nursery

synopsis: Bright Horizons, the world's leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, back-up care, education and work/life solutions, has acquired Yellow Dot Nursery, an owner and operator of 12 nurseries in the United Kingdom. Yellow Dot Nursery provides an educationally stimulating environment where children are valued and cared for as individuals.
buyer: Bright Horizons Family Solutions (BFAM:$1,524.92)
Bright Horizons is the world's leading provider of employer-sponsored child care, back-up care, education and work/life solutions with more than 700 child care and early education programs and schools for employers and working families across the US, UK, Ireland and Canada. "
target: Yellow Dot Nursery
Founded in 1997, Yellow Dot Nursery owns and operates 12 nurseries in the United Kingdom. Their nurseries provide both an educationally stimulating and nurturing environment where children are valued and cared for as individuals, whilst being supported and encouraged to develop their potential.
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closed 3/15/2018 via BNC Analysis

Evancia Babilou, acquired Amelio Early Education Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: European childcare group Babilou has acquired a majority stake in Amelio Early Education, a Chennai-based chain of early education centers. Amelio currently operates 14 childcare centers, with 220 employees that serve the needs of 1,200 parents.
buyer: Evancia Babilou
Founded in 2003 and based in France, Babilou is an international nursery operator with over 500 childcare centers around the world. Babilou welcomes nearly 20,000 children every week and supports more than 1,200 corporate clients of all sizes. "
target: Amelio Early Education Pvt. Ltd.
Amelio in among India's first employer sponsored daycare service providers. Amelio creates and manages high-quality daycares for corporations and institutions in India. Based out of Chennai, Amelio currently operates 14 successful childcare centers across several cities in India.
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closed 10/31/2017 via Company Press Release

Little Explorers Ltd., acquired Beehive Nursery

synopsis: Little Explorers Ltd. has acquired Beehive Nursery. Based in the UK, Beehive Nursery's aim is to provide a source of high quality childcare and pre-school education in a stimulating environment. The nursery is designed and equipped with careful thought to the happiness, safety and sound development of all the children in their care.
buyer: Little Explorers Ltd.
Little Explorers ltd. is a pre-school nursery company based in the United Kingdom. Little Explorers nurtures children between birth and 5 years of age in converted homes. Both of their locations offer identical opportunities enabling all explorers to reach their full potential. "
target: Beehive Nursery
Based in the UK, Beehive Nursery's aim is to provide a source of high quality childcare and pre-school education in a stimulating environment. The nursery is designed and equipped with careful thought to the happiness, safety and sound development of all the children in their care.
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closed 11/9/2016 via BNC Analysis

Poppy & Jacks Limited, acquired Hillcrest Nursery School Limited

synopsis: Lancashire-based Poppy and Jacks Nursery Group has expanded with the acquisition of Hillcrest Nursery School in the Fulwood district of Preston. Hillcrest Nursery School has the distinction of being the only Montessori nursery in Preston and has an enviable reputation in their local community.
buyer: Poppy & Jacks Limited
Poppy & Jacks is a nursery group based in Lancashire. They opened their first nursery in June 2011, raising the standard for exceptional quality childcare. They believe children learn through play and it is their role to create the magic for children to develop all their key areas of learning. "
target: Hillcrest Nursery School Limited
Hillcrest Nursery School has been established in Fulwood, Preston since 1987. They offer the very best baby, toddler & pre-school care and education for children. Hillcrest has the distinction of being the only Montessori nursery in Preston and has an enviable reputation in their local community.
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closed 1/31/2020 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired EduKids, Inc.

synopsis: EduKids, the early childhood education and day care operation that grew to 15 locations in Western New York, has a new owner. EduKids was acquired by Busy Bees, a British early childhood education provider. EduKids employs 450 teachers and aides and serves about 2,000 families throughout the Western New York region.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: EduKids, Inc.
EduKids, Inc, Western New York's largest privately owned group of child care centers. Responsible for strategic planning, facility management and operations, for fourteen Nationally Accredited Child Care Centers including the corporate on-site Center at Rich Products World Headquarters in Buffalo.
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closed 9/13/2019 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Doremi SRL

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, the UK headquartered global early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider has expanded into Italy with the acquisition of Doremi, an early childhood education and care provider known for its bilingual services and a curriculum where play-based learning is viewed as the keystone.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Doremi SRL
Doremi is an early childhood education and care provider that currently operates seven centers in and around Milan, Italy. They are known for its bilingual services and a curriculum where play-based learning is viewed as the keystone.
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closed 9/11/2019 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Educational Playcare

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, the UK headquartered global early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider has expanded into the United States with the acquisition of Educational Playcare, an early childhood education and care provider that provides care for up to 4,300 children from the age of six weeks to five years.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Educational Playcare
Educational Playcare is an early childhood education and care provider. It provides care for up to 4,300 children from the age of six weeks to five years, as well as after school care for children up to the age of 12.
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announced 12/22/2018 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., will acquire Giraffe Childcare

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, the UK's largest provider of quality child care, is to acquire Giraffe Childcare, a company that operates childcare and early learning centers for pre-school children in Ireland. It provides after school and out-of-school care programs, as well as offers childcare consultancy service for companies and their employees.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Giraffe Childcare
Giraffe Childcare Unlimited Company operates childcare and early learning centers for pre-school children in Ireland. It provides after school and out-of-school care programs, as well as offers childcare consultancy service for companies and their employees.
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closed 8/8/2018 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare, UK's largest provider of quality child care, has acquired Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten (DSNK), a private childcare setting. DNSK has 25 years of experience in the provision of outstanding care and education and they have been recognized for their excellence and innovation in the delivery of childcare.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare is the UK's largest provider of quality child care with 351 nurseries. Their child-centered approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality, and self-confidence through working in partnership with parents to provide the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten
Based in the UK, Droitwich Spa Nursery & Kindergarten is a private childcare setting with 25 years of experience in the provision of outstanding care and education. They have been recognized for their excellence and innovation in the delivery of childcare through numerous national awards.
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announced 5/24/2017 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., will acquire BrightPath Early Learning

synopsis: Busy Bees Holdings Limited announced it has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement to acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of BrightPath. BrightPath is a Canadian leader in the child care industry with 77 locations in major markets across the country.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees is the UK's largest provider of quality child care, looking after 35,000 children in 329 nurseries. Founded in 1984, Busy Bees is committed to providing quality care for children in a safe, caring environment, meeting each child's individual social, physical and emotional needs. "
target: BrightPath Early Learning (TSXV:BPE:$56.43)
BrightPath is a Canadian leader in the child care industry with 77 locations in major markets across the country. Meeting the highest standards in curriculum, nutrition, technology and recreational programing, BrightPath is committed to providing the best child development programs and care.
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closed 5/11/2016 via Company Press Release

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Bush Babies Nurseries Ltd

synopsis: Busy Bees, the largest provider of childcare in the UK, announced their acquisition of Bush Babies Nursery Group, a private childcare provider with a portfolio of seven nurseries in the Midlands, which collectively offer 465 registered places for children from three months to five years.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees is the UK’s largest childcare nursery provider, with 250 childrens nurseries nationwide. Their child-centred approach promotes the development of creativity, individuality and self-confidence, whilst delivering the highest standards of nursery care. "
target: Bush Babies Nurseries Ltd
Bush Babies Nurseries consists of 7 nurseries covering south, east and central Leicester, offering 435 child care places. Bush Babies provides high quality nurseries that have welcoming, caring, safe and stimulating environments coupled with a broad range of educational opportunities for children.
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closed 5/20/2014 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Caring Daycare

synopsis: Busy Bees, the largest childcare provider in the UK, has purchased the Caring Daycare nursery group of 12 settings. The acquisition of the 12 nurseries - eight of which are branded Caring Daycare, a further three Major Minor Nurseries and one under the name of Noah’s Ark - adds a further 800 places to the group.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees have been providing quality childcare and education to parents for over 25 years. Busy Bees Nurseries combine caring with education by following the appropriate curriculum. "
target parent: Rosevale Holdings Limited
target: Caring Daycare
Caring Daycare is nursery group with multiple locations throughout the U.K. Most of the nurseries are rated good or outstanding by Ofsted, are based in Camberley, Dorking, Godalming, Guildford, Haslemere, Midhurst, Petworth and Woking in Surrey.
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closed 3/5/2014 via Company Press Release

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Kinder Nurseries

synopsis: Busy Bees announces its purchase of Kinder Nurseries, a private childcare provider which incorporates eleven nurseries in Kent and one in Lewisham offering a total of 1,044 registered places for children from three months to five years, and an additional 346 after school places.
buyer parent: Teachers Private Capital
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years. "
target: Kinder Nurseries
Kinder Nurseries Ltd. provides childcare services in the United Kingdom. It operates nursery facilities, including holiday clubs and after school clubs, as well as provide other services. The company was incorporated in 1990 and is based in Rainham, United Kingdom.
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closed 10/31/2013 via PR Newswire

Teachers Private Capital, acquired Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.

synopsis: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan announced the acquisition of Busy Bees Nursery Group, the largest childcare provider in the United Kingdom. Bees Childcare operates childcare nurseries at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years.
buyer: Teachers Private Capital
Teachers' Private Capital, the private investment department of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, is one of the world's largest private equity investors, having participated as a long-term investor in numerous transactions in Canada, the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
target: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years.
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closed 8/23/2012 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Just Learning Ltd.

synopsis: Staffordshire-based Busy Bees has continued its growth-by-acquisition strategy with the takeover of the Just Learning chain of 71 nurseries for an undisclosed sum. Just Learning Group is one of Britain’s largest nursery operators.
buyer parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years. "
target: Just Learning Ltd.
Just Learning Group is one of Britain’s largest nursery operators. They opened their first purpose-built nursery in 1996 and now have 71 nurseries throughout England, Scotland and Wales providing over 6,600 full time places for children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years.
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closed 1/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Early Years Child Care PLC

synopsis: British group Busy Bees Holdings Limited, purchased Early Years Childcare Limited, the child care group with nine locations and over 685 places. This acquisition increases Busy Bees’ position in the market as the largest UK Child care group.
buyer parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years. "
target: Early Years Child Care PLC
Early Years Childcare, established in 1989, is one of the south east’s leading providers of high quality nursery care to children aged 0-5 years. We operate nine nurseries throughout the south east of England from Brighton in East Sussex, to Basingstoke through to Greenwich in south east London.
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closed 6/19/2009 via BNC Analysis

Knowledge Universe, Inc., acquired Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.

synopsis: Busy Bees, the UK’s largest nursery group, has been sold to Singapore-based Knowledge Universe Education for an undisclosed sum after its Australian parent-company, ABC Learning Centres Ltd went into receivership.
buyer: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
Knowledge Universe Education (KUE) companies provide early childhood education programs, primary-through-secondary curricula, and supplemental educational services at thousands of physical locations, and through top-rated online schools and home schooling environments. "
target parent: ABC Learning Centres Ltd
target: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years.
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closed 1/16/2008 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Tender Loving Childcare Limited

synopsis: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd. completed the acquisition of TLC Nursery Group from Aberdeen Asset Managers Private Equity Ltd. on January 16, 2008.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years. "
target parent: Aberdeen Asset Management PLC
target: Tender Loving Childcare Limited
Tender Loving Childcare Limited provides on-site, full day care for the children. It offers activities to stimulate your child’s mind and teaches them to play & share with other children.
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closed 12/18/2006 via

ABC Learning Centres Ltd, acquired Busy Bees Group Ltd

synopsis: A.B.C. Learning Centres Limited has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire for UK£71 million a leading United Kingdom childcare company, Busy Bees Group Ltd. Busy Bees devised and operates an innovative childcare voucher system which ABC believes it can apply in other countries.
buyer: ABC Learning Centres Ltd
ABC is committed to providing high quality, affordable care and education for families. As part of this commitment, ABC has developed a Corporate Child Care model that supports companies and corporations in providing access to childcare places for their staff. "
target: Busy Bees Group Ltd
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years.
price ($mm)
$139
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 7/9/2015 via BusinessWire

Partners Group Holding AG, will acquire Knowledge Universe Early-Childhood Educational Business

synopsis: Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, will acquire Knowledge Universe's US early-childhood education (ECE) business. The ECE business is the largest for-profit provider of early childhood education in the US and the parent company of KinderCare Learning Centers, Children’s Creative Learning Centers (CCLC) and Champions.
buyer: Partners Group Holding AG (SWX:PGHN:$1,024.21)
Partners Group is a global private markets investment manager with over EUR 30 billion in investment programs under management in private equity, private real estate, private infrastructure and private debt. "
target parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
target: Knowledge Universe Early-Childhood Educational Business
Knowledge Universe's Early Childhood Educational Business is the largest for-profit provider of early childhood education in the US and the parent company of KinderCare Learning Centers, as well as the brands Children’s Creative Learning Centers (CCLC) and Champions.
price ($mm)
$1,500
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$150
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
10.0x
closed 10/31/2013 via PR Newswire

Teachers Private Capital, acquired Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.

synopsis: Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan announced the acquisition of Busy Bees Nursery Group, the largest childcare provider in the United Kingdom. Bees Childcare operates childcare nurseries at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years.
buyer: Teachers Private Capital
Teachers' Private Capital, the private investment department of the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, is one of the world's largest private equity investors, having participated as a long-term investor in numerous transactions in Canada, the United States and Europe. "
target parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
target: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years.
price ($mm)
$353
rev ($mm)
$178
EBITDA ($mm)
$31
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
11.5x
closed 8/23/2012 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Just Learning Ltd.

synopsis: Staffordshire-based Busy Bees has continued its growth-by-acquisition strategy with the takeover of the Just Learning chain of 71 nurseries for an undisclosed sum. Just Learning Group is one of Britain’s largest nursery operators.
buyer parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years. "
target: Just Learning Ltd.
Just Learning Group is one of Britain’s largest nursery operators. They opened their first purpose-built nursery in 1996 and now have 71 nurseries throughout England, Scotland and Wales providing over 6,600 full time places for children aged from 6 weeks to 5 years.
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closed 1/16/2012 via BNC Analysis

Busy Bees Childcare Ltd., acquired Early Years Child Care PLC

synopsis: British group Busy Bees Holdings Limited, purchased Early Years Childcare Limited, the child care group with nine locations and over 685 places. This acquisition increases Busy Bees’ position in the market as the largest UK Child care group.
buyer parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
buyer: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years. "
target: Early Years Child Care PLC
Early Years Childcare, established in 1989, is one of the south east’s leading providers of high quality nursery care to children aged 0-5 years. We operate nine nurseries throughout the south east of England from Brighton in East Sussex, to Basingstoke through to Greenwich in south east London.
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closed 1/3/2011 via BNC Analysis

Scantron Corporation, acquired GlobalScholar

synopsis: Scantron Corporation announced that it has acquired GlobalScholar, an education technology company. GlobalScholar’s technology solutions are marketed under the “Pinnacle” brand and are designed to manage the entire cycle of learning for K-12 students, teachers, parents and education administrators.
buyer parent: M&F Worldwide Corp.
buyer: Scantron Corporation
Scantron helps education, commercial, and government organizations worldwide measure and improve effectiveness with assessment and survey solutions built on leading products and comprehensive, value-added services. "
target parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
target: GlobalScholar
GlobalScholar empowers educators, parents and students throughout the entire learning lifecycle, helping schools achieve educational excellence. Pinnacle Suite, supports all aspects of managing education at K-12 schools.
price ($mm)
$140
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/19/2009 via BNC Analysis

Knowledge Universe, Inc., acquired Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.

synopsis: Busy Bees, the UK’s largest nursery group, has been sold to Singapore-based Knowledge Universe Education for an undisclosed sum after its Australian parent-company, ABC Learning Centres Ltd went into receivership.
buyer: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
Knowledge Universe Education (KUE) companies provide early childhood education programs, primary-through-secondary curricula, and supplemental educational services at thousands of physical locations, and through top-rated online schools and home schooling environments. "
target parent: ABC Learning Centres Ltd
target: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years.
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cancelled 3/19/2009 via Bloomberg

Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc., cancelled an acquisition of Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

synopsis: Knowledge Learning Corporation had made a proposal of $13.50 per share which was not accepted by the Nobel Learning Communities Board of Directors. On March 18, 2009, KLC was notified by letter that the Nobel Board of Directors had rejected its March 10th proposal.
buyer parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
buyer: Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc.
Knowledge Learning Corporation (KLC) is a leading provider of early childhood education programs and services operating under several names, including Children's Discovery Center, Knowledge Beginnings and Magic Years. "
target: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation.
price ($mm)
$189
rev ($mm)
$206
EBITDA ($mm)
$19
EV / rev
0.9x
EV / EBITDA
9.8x
closed 7/30/2008 via BusinessWire

Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc., acquired Cambridge Education, Inc.

synopsis: Knowledge Learning Corporation, a leading national provider of early childhood education and care, announced its acquisition of the assets of Cambridge Education, Inc. and its schools. The acquisition will include a total of four Florida-based Cambridge Schools in Wellington, Pembroke Pines, Coral Springs and Weston.
buyer parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
buyer: Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc.
Knowledge Learning Corporation (KLC) is a leading provider of early childhood education programs and services operating under several names, including Children's Discovery Center, Knowledge Beginnings and Magic Years. "
target: Cambridge Education, Inc.
Cambridge Schools provide an enriching educational experience children ages two through five with a customized, well-balanced and integrated curriculum that promotes learning and development in all areas.
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closed 1/30/2008 via PR Newswire

KUE Digital, Inc., acquired Excelsior Software, Inc.

synopsis: Berkery Noyes,the leading independent investment bank serving the education, information and technology markets, announced Excelsior Software, LLC, a leading provider of classroom assessment management software, has been acquired by KUE Digital Inc., a leading global education company.
buyer: KUE Digital, Inc.
Knowledge Universe Education (KUE) companies provide early childhood education programs, primary-through-secondary curricula, and supplemental educational services at thousands of physical locations, and through top-rated online schools and home schooling environments. "
target: Excelsior Software, Inc.
Excelsior Software is a developer of leading classroom formative/summative collection and reporting management software. Excelsior offers the highest level of responsibility to understand its customers with a focus on innovation, quality, and product intelligence and improving communication.
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closed 7/9/2007 via Company Press Release

Knowledge Universe, Inc., Technology Crossover Ventures, acquired Embanet Corporation

synopsis: Embanet, the leading provider of fully hosted and supported e-Learning solutions to educational institutions, has announced that Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV) and Knowledge Universe Limited (KUL) have made a strategic investment in the company.
buyer: Technology Crossover Ventures
buyer: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
Knowledge Universe Education (KUE) companies provide early childhood education programs, primary-through-secondary curricula, and supplemental educational services at thousands of physical locations, and through top-rated online schools and home schooling environments. "
target: Embanet Corporation
Founded in 1995, Embanet is an integrated, full service provider of online program design and development, marketing and enrollment and technology support services for postsecondary educational institutions.
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closed 8/30/2006 via PR Newswire

Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc., acquired Education Station LLC

synopsis: Knowledge Learning Corporation, a prominent national education company delivering before- and after-school educational enrichment programs through its School Partnerships Division, announced its acquisition of Education Station, LLC, one of the leading providers of No Child Left Behind supplemental educational services.
buyer parent: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
buyer: Knowledge Learning Corporation, Inc.
Knowledge Learning Corporation is a leading provider of early childhood education programs and services operating under several names, including Children's Discovery Center, Knowledge Beginnings and Magic Years. "
target parent: Educate, Inc.
target: Education Station LLC
Education Station is the nation's leading provider of No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) supplemental educational services (SES) for schools and school districts.
price ($mm)
$6.00
rev ($mm)
$33
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/19/2009 via BNC Analysis

Knowledge Universe, Inc., acquired Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.

synopsis: Busy Bees, the UK’s largest nursery group, has been sold to Singapore-based Knowledge Universe Education for an undisclosed sum after its Australian parent-company, ABC Learning Centres Ltd went into receivership.
buyer: Knowledge Universe, Inc.
Knowledge Universe Education (KUE) companies provide early childhood education programs, primary-through-secondary curricula, and supplemental educational services at thousands of physical locations, and through top-rated online schools and home schooling environments. "
target parent: ABC Learning Centres Ltd
target: Busy Bees Childcare Ltd.
Busy Bees Childcare, Ltd. operates childcare nurseries, and creche facilities at shopping, sports, and leisure centers. It offers out of school clubs, day nurseries, education and provides childcare service for children up to five years.
price ($mm)
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closed 6/28/2019 via BNC Analysis

Al Aman Investment, acquired First Education Company

synopsis: Al Aman Investment, which is a subsidiary of The Securities House, announced it has completed the acquisition of First Education Company, a Kuwaiti share holding company located in Kuwait city. It was founded in 2005 to be a leader in providing diverse educational and learning services of high quality and competitive costs at all learning levels.
buyer parent: The Securities House
buyer: Al Aman Investment (KWSE:ALAMAN:$16.21)
Al Aman investment Company is a Public Kuwaiti Shareholding Company listed on the Kuwait Stock Exchange under the ticker “Al Aman”. The idea behind the establishment of Al Aman in 2005 was to create an institution for Sharia compliant wealth management with unlimited growth potential. "
target: First Education Company
First Education Company is a Kuwaiti share holding company located in Kuwait city, Kuwait. It was founded in 2005 to be a leader in providing diverse educational and learning services of high quality and competitive costs at all learning levels.
price ($mm)
$59
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/7/2013 via BNC Analysis

IAC, acquired Tutor.com, Inc.

synopsis: IAC announced the company has completed the acquisition of Tutor.com, an online tutoring solution. Founded in 1998, Tutor.com connects students anytime, anywhere with more than 2,500 screened and qualified tutors for immediate one-to-one sessions.
buyer: IAC (IAC:$4,757.06)
IAC is a leading internet company with more than 50 fast-growing, highly-related brands serving loyal consumer audiences. The company's mission is to harness the power of interactivity to make daily life easier and more productive for people all over the world. "
target: Tutor.com, Inc.
Tutor.com is the world's largest and highest-rated online learning service. The Tutor.com community of more than 2,500 professional experts has delivered more than 8 million one-to-one tutoring and professional development sessions in a proprietary online classroom optimized for learning.
price ($mm)
$40
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EV / EBITDA
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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closed 5/27/2008 via BNC Analysis

Domicours, acquired 2A MATH

synopsis: The French company Domicours, provider of tutoring at home, has announced the acquisition of 2A Math, a leading french courses individualized educational centres with 26 centres owned and 37 franchises.
buyer: Domicours
Domicours offers educational support at home. "
target: 2A MATH
2A MATH owns 26 centers and has 37 franchises which offer individual courses.
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closed 1/9/2008 via BNC Analysis

Delancey Estates Ltd., acquired Alpha Plus Group Ltd

synopsis: Delancey is pleased to announce that is has acquired for its client Alpha Plus Holdings Limited, one of the UK's leading groups of independent schools, colleges and nurseries was acquired for £111.1 million.
buyer: Delancey Estates Ltd.
Delancey is a specialist investment advisor of real estate and asset backed investment opportunities. "
target: Alpha Plus Group Ltd
The Alpha Plus Group, currently comprises twenty independent schools and colleges, Lyn Fry Associates and the Best Practice Network.
price ($mm)
$225
rev ($mm)
$61
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/18/2007 via Company Press Release

Intel Capital, MMV Financial Inc., purchased a minority stake in Tutor.com, Inc.

synopsis: Tutor.com, a leader in live, on demand tutoring services, today announced new venture investments of $13.5 million to fund expansion of Tutor.com Direct, the company's on demand tutoring service for students and families.
buyer: Intel Capital
buyer: MMV Financial Inc.
MMV Financial provides creative debt financing solutions directly to early to mid-stage technology and life sciences companies with a focus on the Canadian and North American sectors. "
target: Tutor.com, Inc.
Tutor.com creates innovative, on demand homework help and tutoring services that connect students to a professional tutor online the moment they need help in math, science, social studies or English. Our network of over 1,300 professional tutors has delivered over 2 million 1-to-1 tutoring sessions.
price ($mm)
$14
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/17/2007 via BNC Analysis

Abraaj Capital, acquired Global Education Management Systems

synopsis: Abraaj Capital, the premier investment firm specialising in private equity and infrastructure investment across the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) region has made a significant investment in Global Education Management Systems (GEMS), a leading international education provider headquartered in Dubai.
buyer: Abraaj Capital
Abraaj Capital is the premier investment firm specializing in private equity investments. The management team has collectively executed some of the most compelling and successful transactions in the history of leveraged acquisitions across the region. "
target: Global Education Management Systems
Global Education Management Systems (GEMS) schools embrace a philosophy of preparing the students for the world and the challenges of the future. GEMS unique perspective to education provides opportunities for students to develop to their full potential.
price ($mm)
$124*
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EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 9/20/2019 via BNC Analysis

Top Education Institute, will acquire Scots English College Pty Ltd

synopsis: Top Education Institute (TOP), a leading private higher education institution in Australia, will acquire an 85% stake in Scots English College, an Australian college that offers a range of ELICOS courses to international students. Scots English College offers courses for general English, IELTS exam preparation, Cambridge exam preparation, and more.
buyer: Top Education Institute
Top Education Institute (TOP) is a leading private higher education institution in Australia. TOP offers undergraduate and postgraduate level degrees in business and law. TOP provides its students with the very best possible quality higher education that lead to immediate and fulfilling careers. "
target: Scots English College Pty Ltd
Scots English College is an Australian college that offers a range of ELICOS courses to international students. Scots English College offers courses for general English, IELTS exam preparation, English for academic purposes, Cambridge exam preparation, and pronunciation & communication.
price ($mm)
$1.59*
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Twin Group, acquired LTC Eastbourne

synopsis: London-based education company Twin Group has announced the acquisition of LTC Eastbourne, a 65-year-old English language school on the south coast of England. The school, founded in 1954, is set in an 18th century mansion, a Grade-1 listed building with 23 classrooms, on-site accommodation for more than 130 junior students and a tennis court.
buyer: Twin Group
Since 1993, Twin Group has been shaping the futures and careers of young, ambitious people. They provide UK residents and international students with high-quality English language tuition, internships, paid work opportunities, apprenticeships, volunteering programmes and school group travel tours. "
target: LTC Eastbourne
LTC Eastbourne is a 65-year-old English language school on the south coast of England. The school, founded in 1954, is set in an 18th century mansion, a Grade-1 listed building with 23 classrooms, on-site accommodation for more than 130 junior students and a tennis court.
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closed 12/12/2018 via BNC Analysis

LSF Montpellier French language school, acquired Ifalpes

synopsis: LSF, a leading French language school in France, has acquired Ifalpes, a language school in France that is specialised in teaching French as a foreign language. Ifalpes offers French courses of all levels to help students learn and improve their French. The school welcomes hundreds of foreign students every year.
buyer: LSF Montpellier French language school
LSF is a leading French language school in France. The school offers high quality French courses for all levels, from the complete beginner to the advanced. LSF teaches French to over 2,800 students from all over the world. "
target: Ifalpes
Ifalpes is a language school in France that is specialised in teaching French as a foreign language. The school welcomes hundreds of foreign students of all ages, nationalities, and cultures every year. Ifalpes offers French courses of all levels to help students learn and improve their French.
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announced 11/28/2018 via BNC Analysis

EC English Language Centres, will acquire Embassy English

synopsis: EC English Language Centres, a chain of English learning schools based in Malta, will acquire Embassy English from Study Group, a global education company. Embassy English is one of the World's leading English language schools. Embassy English teaches thousands of students from over 160 countries to speak, write and live English.
buyer: EC English Language Centres
EC English Language Centres (EC) is a chain of English learning schools based in Malta. EC has over 20 schools in 5 different countries. They help over 40,000 students from over 120 countries to learn and improve their English language skills. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Embassy English
Embassy English is one of the World's leading English language schools. Embassy English teaches thousands of students from over 160 countries to speak, write and live English in their 15 study centres throughout Europe, North America, Australia, and New Zealand.
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closed 10/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cultura Inglesa S.A., acquired Britannia Cultural e Comercial Ltda

synopsis: Cultura Inglesa, a Brazil-based operator of English language schools, has acquired Britannia, an English language school in Brazil. Britannia offers English courses for kids, teens and adults. They also offer courses that help increase conversational skills and preparatory courses that help people prepare for English exams.
buyer parent: Gera Venture Capital
buyer: Cultura Inglesa S.A.
Founded in 1934, Cultura Inglesa is a Brazil-based operator of English language schools. The company has schools in over 80 cities in Brazil and Latin America. Cultura Inglesa has courses for all ages and also offers online courses. "
target: Britannia Cultural e Comercial Ltda
Founded in 1972, Britannia is an English language school in Brazil. Britannia offers English courses for kids, teens and adults. They also offer courses that help increase conversational skills and preparatory courses that help people prepare for English exams.
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closed 5/17/2018 via BNC Analysis

Malvern International plc, acquired Communicate School Ltd.

synopsis: Manchester-based Communicate English School Ltd has been bought in a deal by learning and skills development specialist Malvern International. Communicate School is a family-run English school based in Manchester, UK. They believe in giving their students a brighter, better future through language.
buyer: Malvern International plc
Malvern International plc s the holding company for a number of wholly-owned operating subsidiaries whose business is to provide educational qualifications in the United Kingdom and internationally in countries like Ireland, Cyprus, Singapore and Malaysia. "
target: Communicate School Ltd.
Communicate School is a family-run English school based in Manchester, UK. They believe in giving their students a brighter, better future through language.
price ($mm)
$3.21
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

H-Farm S.p.A., acquired BigRock Srl

synopsis: H-Farm has finished the acquisition of additional shares of BigRock (of which H-Farm already held 30%), the famous Italian school of computer graphics and visual arts founded by Marco Savini. H-Farm increased their shares to 99%.
buyer: H-Farm S.p.A. (BIT:FARM:$60.11)
H-FARM is a public company that supports the creation of new business models and the digital transformation and education of people and enterprises. Founded in 2005, it was the first company in the world to establish a model that includes education, investment and consultancy services. "
target: BigRock Srl
BigRock is an Italian school of computer graphics and visual arts. With its three master's degrees in computer graphics, virtual reality and concept art, it is truly a cutting-edge company in the European 3D animation sector, boasting an employment rate of over 80% in the first 12 months.
price ($mm)
$1.81*
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/28/2017 via BNC Analysis

Oxford House College, acquired English Language Academy

synopsis: Australia-based Holmes Education Group, owners of Oxford House College (OHC), has acquired English Language Academy (ELA) in Dublin. ELA is an accredited Language College offering English language teaching of the highest standard at all levels. Holmes Education Group will bring ELA under the OHC branding, bringing OHC’s location total to 16.
buyer parent: Holmes Institute
buyer: Oxford House College
Oxford House College (OHC) believes learning and studying English should be easy, fun and rewarding. OHC English Centres are one of the world's most popular accredited deliverers of English Language Courses and Programmes. "
target: English Language Academy
English Language Academy (ELA) is an accredited Language College in Dublin offering English language teaching of the highest standard at all levels. ELA is a multicultural institute with many nationalities represented in the student population.
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closed 3/9/2016 via PR Web

ECPI, acquired Remington College of Nursing

synopsis: ECPI University is proud to announce its acquisition of Remington College of Nursing, located just outside Orlando’s city center in Lake Mary, Florida. With it, ECPI University is now able to offer an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) which allows students to graduate in just one year.
buyer: ECPI
ECPI University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, and master degrees and diploma programs. With campuses in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia, ECPI is a private university established in 1966."
target parent: Remington College
target: Remington College of Nursing
Remington College of Nursing is located just outside Orlando’s city center in Lake Mary, Florida and offers an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program that can be completed in as few as 12 months.
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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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EV / EBITDA
closed 12/15/2015 via BusinessWire

DeVry Brasil, acquired Grupo Ibmec

synopsis: DeVry Education Group, a global provider of educational services, announced that DeVry Brasil has acquired 96.4 percent of Grupo Ibmec Educacional S.A., a nationally recognized educational institution. Ibmec operates campuses located in Rio de Janerio, Brasilia and Belo Horizonte, and in Campinas, where it operates under the name Metrocamp.
buyer parent: DeVry Education Group
buyer: DeVry Brasil
DeVry Brasil operates educational institutions. Its educational institutions offer graduate and undergraduate programs. The company also offers English courses, mathematics programs, and nursing and psychology courses. "
target: Grupo Ibmec
Grupo Ibmec Educacional S/A provides postsecondary education in Brazil. The company owns and operates Veris and Ibmec Rio, Belo Horizonte, and Brasília universities. Grupo Ibmec Educacional S/A is based in based in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
price ($mm)
$177*
rev ($mm)
$61
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.0x
EV / EBITDA
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)
$104*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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