Like Laurel Springs High School

closed 9/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Laurel Springs High School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities announced the acquisition of Laurel Springs School, an online and distance learning school. Laurel Springs' educational program spans the entire K-12 market and has a fully accredited curriculum that includes Honors AP Courses, a Gifted and Talented program, a chapter of the National Honor Society, and virtual clubs.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Laurel Springs High School
Laurel Springs School, founded in 1991, is an accredited private school offering distance learning college preparatory curricula and teacher services for grades K-12. Located in Ojai, California, Laurel Springs serves students in all 50 states and in 43 countries.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
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closed 8/1/2018 via PR Newswire

Spring Education Group, acquired Nobel Learning Communities

synopsis: Spring Education Group, a leading PreK-12 private school operator in the United States, has acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. from Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investments. Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. operates a network of over 190 private schools across 19 states in the United States.
buyer parent: Primavera Capital Group
buyer: Spring Education Group
Spring Education Group is a leading PreK-12 private school operator in the United States. Spring Education Group operates 227 schools under 28 brands across 18 states. The company is a portfolio company of Primavera Capital Group, a leading Asia-based investment firm. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Nobel Learning Communities (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. operates a network of over 190 private schools across 19 states in the United States. The company also operates Laurel Springs School, an accredited private online school, offering challenging programs for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
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closed 8/11/2015 via PR Newswire

Investcorp, acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, has acquired Nobel Learning, a leading provider of private preschool through high school education in the United States, from Leeds Equity Partners.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$452.00)
Investcorp is a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp has three main business areas: corporate investment in the U.S., Europe and the Gulf, real estate investment in the U.S. and global hedge funds. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is the only scaled and diversified provider of preschool through grade 12 private education in the U.S. Nobel Learning serves over 25,000 students through 176 schools in 18 states and the District of Columbia as well as globally.
price ($mm)
$405
rev ($mm)
$368
EBITDA ($mm)
$50
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
8.1x
closed 9/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Pearson plc, acquired Connections Education LLC

synopsis: Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, is announcing the acquisition of Connections Education from an investor group led by Apollo Management, L.P. Through its Connections Academy business, Connections Education operates online or ‘virtual’ public schools in 21 states in the US.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target parent: Apollo Global Management, LLC
target: Connections Education LLC
Connections Education is an accredited provider of high-quality, highly accountable virtual education for students in grades K-12, and online learning solutions to educational institutions globally.
price ($mm)
$400
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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:$888.17)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is America’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
seller parent: The Washington Post Company
seller: Kaplan Virtual Education
Kaplan Virtual Education (KVE) is a subsidiary of Kaplan, Inc. In partnership with school districts and charter schools, KVE operates online public schools in eight states for students in grades 6-12 and also operates online private schools serving similar grades.
price ($mm)
$13
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closed 8/10/2011 via Market Wire

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools, middle schools and K-12 online distance learning, announced that the previously announced acquisition of the Company by an affiliate of Leeds Equity Partners has been consummated.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the education, training and information and business services industries (the "Knowledge Industries"). The Firm was founded in 1993 by Jeffrey T. Leeds and Robert A. Bernstein and is based in New York. "
target: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of190 nonsectarian private Pre-K and K+ schools and a global K-12 online distance learning community. Nobel Learning also offers an array of supplemental educational services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$127 [$142]
rev ($mm)
$239
EBITDA ($mm)
$17
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.4x
closed 6/14/2010 via BNC Analysis

EQT Funds Management Limited, acquired AcadeMedia AB

synopsis: Providence Equity Partners has offered to acquire AcadeMedia AB, Sweden’s largest independent education company with approximately 45,000 students and course attendants at around 150 locations. AcadeMedia is publicly-trade in Stockholm.
buyer: EQT Funds Management Limited (EQT:$670.81)
Providence Equity Partners LLC is the world's leading private equity firm focused on media, entertainment, communications and information investments. "
target parent: Bure Equity AB
target: AcadeMedia AB (OM:ACAD:$1,150.89)
AcadeMedia is Sweden's largest education company. AcadeMedia is a private education company in the public education market, which teaches new media technology to multimedia producers, Web producers, info-masters, web-masters and project managers.
price ($mm)[EV]
$252 [$279]*
rev ($mm)
$304
EBITDA ($mm)
$36
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
9.6x
announced 10/22/2007 via BusinessWire

Bure Equity AB, will acquire AcadeMedia AB

synopsis: Bure Equity AB announces a public offer to acquire all outstanding shares in AcadeMedia AB for cash in accordance with the Swedish Act on Public Takeover Offers, Chapter 3 Mandatory Offers. SEK 90.00 in cash is offered for each share of class A and class B in AcadeMedia.
buyer: Bure Equity AB
Bure Equity AB is a private equity firm specializing in investments, unlisted companies and assets. Bure's investment focus is mainly within the qualified service industry, including education, health care and media/IT. "
target: AcadeMedia AB (OM:ACAD:$1,150.89)
Academedia Masters is the leading Qualified Vocational Education (QVE) within the areas of economic strategies, information and media technology, network security and network infrastructure in Sweden.
price ($mm)
$2.33
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announced 9/28/2011 via Company Press Release

E2020, Inc., will acquire Giant Campus

synopsis: E2020, Inc., a provider of online curriculum, and Giant Campus Inc., which offers elective courses, will combine to deliver a selection of online courses available for middle and high schools. The acquisition of the assets of Giant Campus by e2020’s parent company, Weld North Education, includes semester-long elective courses and virtual schools.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: E2020, Inc.
e2020, Inc. is a leading e-learning company serving middle and high schools across the U.S. Its courses are provided through a SaaS model. Its courseware features video-based instruction using highly qualified teachers aligned to standards and administrative tools to ensure high completion rates. "
target: Giant Campus
Established in 1997, Giant Campus Inc. is the nation's leading provider of online curriculum for technology, digital arts, business, and engineering for secondary schools. In 2010 Giant Campus opened two accredited online high schools: Giant Campus Academy and Giant Campus of Washington.
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closed 2/25/2011 via Wall Street Journal

Kaplan Virtual Education, acquired Insight Schools

synopsis: Kaplan Virtual Education, which provides online education for grades six through 12, bought Insight Schools Inc. from Apollo Group Inc.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: 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. "
target parent: Apollo Group, Inc.
target: Insight Schools
Insight Schools partners with local communities and school districts to build and operate their schools. Insight School of Washington is a statewide, online public alternative high school; as a public school, the program is tuition-free to students resident in Washington.
price ($mm)
$6.30
rev ($mm)
$32
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/17/2010 via PR Newswire

Warrior Girl Corp, acquired Advanced Career Education Services

synopsis: Warrior Girl Corp is pleased to announce the acquisition of Advanced Career Education Services (ACES). ACES is a new entrant in the high-growth sector of on-line education services for basic diplomas and degrees.
buyer: Warrior Girl Corp (WRGL:$0.00)
Warrior Girl Corp. does not have significant operations. It intends to merge with other companies. The company was formerly known as Legacy Home California, LLC and changed its name to Warrior Girl Corp. in September 2004. Warrior Girl Corp. was incorporated in 2002 and is based in Miami, Florida. "
target: Advanced Career Education Services
Advanced Career Education Services ("ACES") provides quality career focused education in a cost effective manner. ACES' goal is to effectively motivate, educate and train its students in a way that will empower them. ACES will offer its proprietary high school education online and offline.
price ($mm)
$1.97
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closed 1/10/2007 via AP - Associated Press

Apollo Group, Inc., acquired Insight Schools

synopsis: Apollo Group, Inc. has acquired Insight Schools, an innovator in online high school education. Insight Schools, based in Portland, Oregon, is led by a management team with significant experience in the area of K-12 online education.
buyer: Apollo Group, Inc. (APOL:$2,000.33)
Apollo Group, Inc. has been an education provider for more than 30 years, providing academic access and opportunity to students through its subsidiaries, University of Phoenix, College for Financial Planning, Western International University, Meritus University, Insight Schools and Apollo Global. "
target: Insight Schools
Insight Schools partners with local communities and school districts to build and operate their schools. Insight School of Washington is a statewide, online public alternative high school; as a public school, the program is tuition-free to students resident in Washington.
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closed 2/6/2019 via PR Newswire

Penn Foster Inc., acquired Ashworth College

synopsis: Penn Foster, which partners with leading employers to attract, develop, and retain talent for middle-skill jobs, announced its acquisition of Ashworth College, an accredited online institution offering degree and certificate programs in fast-growing fields, as well as high school diplomas.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: Penn Foster Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
Penn Foster helps individuals develop the skills they need to pursue purposeful, and productive careers through affordable diploma, certificate and degree programs. Their digital and blended learning programs are delivered in a self-paced model along with personalized academic and career coaching. "
target parent: Sterling Partners
target: Ashworth College
Ashworth College is a nationally-accredited online institution that provides flexible and affordable education to students located around the world. Areas of study include more than 145 career-focused programs in the high-demand fields of healthcare, technology, business, creative services and more.
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announced 8/19/2016 via PR Newswire

Global University Systems, will acquire Arden University Limited

synopsis: International education group, Global University Systems B.V. announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Arden University Limited, a specialist online distance and blended learning university with 6,500 students, from US-based Capella Education Company.
buyer: Global University Systems
Global University Systems is a global education group made up of a number of prestigious institutions, offering a broad range of professional, vocational, graduate and post-graduate programs to 50,000 students each year from around 150 countries. "
target parent: Capella Education Company
target: Arden University Limited
Arden University, previously Resource Development International (RDI), is a leading independent provider of UK university qualifications by distance learning. It offers more than 50 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes to domestic and international students.
price ($mm)
$20
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closed 7/15/2011 via BusinessWire

Capella Education Company, acquired Resource Development International Ltd.

synopsis: Capella Education Company, a provider of online post-secondary education through its wholly owned subsidiary Capella University, announced that it has acquired Resource Development International Ltd. (RDI), an independent provider of United Kingdom (UK) university distance learning qualifications.
buyer: Capella Education Company (CPLA:$439.69)
Founded in 1991, Capella Education Company is a national leader in online education and parent company of Capella University, a regionally accredited online university. Capella University offers online graduate degree programs in business, counseling, education, health administration, and much more."
target: Resource Development International Ltd.
Founded in 1990, Resource Development International Ltd. (RDI) is an independent provider of UK University qualifications by distance learning. RDI markets, develops and delivers these programs worldwide via its offices and partners across Asia, North America, Africa and Europe.
price ($mm)
$13
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/8/2009 via PR Newswire

Princeton Review Inc., acquired Penn Foster Education Group, Inc.

synopsis: The Princeton Review, Inc., a leading provider of test preparation and educational support services, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Penn Foster Education Group, Inc. Penn Foster, one of the oldest and largest online career education companies in the U.S., will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Princeton Review.
buyer: Princeton Review Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
The Princeton Review is a pioneer in the world of education. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in New York City, the Company offers private tutoring and classroom and online test preparation to help students improve their scores in college and graduate school admissions tests. "
target parent: Wicks Group of Companies
target: Penn Foster Education Group, Inc.
Penn Foster Inc. is one of the oldest and largest accredited distance education providers in the world. Founded in 1890 by Thomas Foster to educate coal miners in safety and engineering, Penn Foster has enrolled over 13 million students around the world since its inception.
price ($mm)[EV]
$162 [$173]
rev ($mm)
$89
EBITDA ($mm)
$13
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
13.8x
closed 1/6/2009 via PR Newswire

RockBridge Equity Partners LLC, acquired Northcentral University

synopsis: Northcentral University an accredited online university and innovator in 100 percent online higher education, announced that it has been acquired by Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC.
buyer: RockBridge Equity Partners LLC
RockBridge is based at the Rock Financial/Quicken Loans headquarters in Livonia. Though housed in the Rock headquarters, RockBridge is an independent entity. RockBridge will target companies in North America, one mission will be to find Michigan companies and help them grow. "
target: Northcentral University
Northcentral University is a private, for-profit accredited online university serving adult learners worldwide. Learners seeking higher education from a premier university experience the convenience of 100% online distance learning.
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closed 1/30/2007 via BusinessWire

KC Distance Learning, Inc., acquired Aventa Learning

synopsis: KC Distance Learning, a prominent national online education company, announced its acquisition of the assets of Aventa Learning, Inc., a leading provider of online learning content and services to K-12 educational institutions. The acquisition brings together two of the country’s strongest online education service providers.
buyer: KC Distance Learning, Inc.
KC Distance Learning is a leading provider of distance learning programs for high school students including core, Honors, and AP courses. KCDL provides online high school courses directly to families through Keystone National High School, the nation's largest online high school. "
target: Aventa Learning
Aventa Learning is a leading provider of online learning content and services for K-12 institutions. The company has a complete catalog of online high school courses, including foreign language and Advanced Placement courses.
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closed 7/26/2010 via BusinessWire

K12, Inc., acquired KC Distance Learning, Inc.

synopsis: K12 Inc., one of the nation’s largest providers of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in kindergarten through high school, announced the acquisition of KC Distance Learning, Inc. (KCDL), a provider of distance learning programs for middle and high school students.
buyer: K12, Inc. (LRN:$888.17)
K12 Inc., a technology-based education company, is the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online education programs for students in kindergarten through high school. "
target: KC Distance Learning, Inc.
KC Distance Learning (KCDL) is a leading provider of distance learning programs for middle school and high school students including core, Foreign Language, Honors, and AP courses. KCDL provides online accredited online education directly to families through The Keystone School.
price ($mm)[EV]
$63 [$66]
rev ($mm)
$37
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
1.8x
EV / EBITDA
25.6x
closed 4/11/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Sagemont Virtual

synopsis: Kaplan Inc., a global education leader, announced the acquisition of Sagemont Virtual, which has been doing business as the University of Miami Online High School, and Virtual Sage, a developer of online high school courses. Sagemont Virtual is a leader in the growing field of online high school instruction.
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: Sagemont Virtual
Sagemont Virtual (dba The University of Miami Online High School) is a fully accredited private high school that provides students with the flexibility to complete their courses anytime from anywhere in the world. All of their assignments, quizzes, tests, and projects are completed online.
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closed 9/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Laurel Springs High School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities announced the acquisition of Laurel Springs School, an online and distance learning school. Laurel Springs' educational program spans the entire K-12 market and has a fully accredited curriculum that includes Honors AP Courses, a Gifted and Talented program, a chapter of the National Honor Society, and virtual clubs.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Laurel Springs High School
Laurel Springs School, founded in 1991, is an accredited private school offering distance learning college preparatory curricula and teacher services for grades K-12. Located in Ojai, California, Laurel Springs serves students in all 50 states and in 43 countries.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/1/2018 via PR Newswire

Spring Education Group, acquired Nobel Learning Communities

synopsis: Spring Education Group, a leading PreK-12 private school operator in the United States, has acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. from Investcorp, a leading global provider and manager of alternative investments. Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. operates a network of over 190 private schools across 19 states in the United States.
buyer parent: Primavera Capital Group
buyer: Spring Education Group
Spring Education Group is a leading PreK-12 private school operator in the United States. Spring Education Group operates 227 schools under 28 brands across 18 states. The company is a portfolio company of Primavera Capital Group, a leading Asia-based investment firm. "
target parent: Investcorp
target: Nobel Learning Communities (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. operates a network of over 190 private schools across 19 states in the United States. The company also operates Laurel Springs School, an accredited private online school, offering challenging programs for students in kindergarten through twelfth grade.
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closed 5/17/2016 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Xplor

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private schools, including preschools, K-8 and high schools, has announced that it has acquired all 16 Xplor early learning centers. Xplor is a leading infant through pre-kindergarten education provider, delivering well-rounded programs that meet the needs of each child.
buyer parent: Investcorp
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is the only scaled and diversified provider of preschool through grade 12 private education in the U.S. Nobel Learning serves over 25,000 students through 180 schools in 19 states and the District of Columbia as well as globally. "
target: Xplor
Xplor is a leading infant through pre-kindergarten education provider, delivering well-rounded programs that meet the intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs of each child. There are nine Xplor centers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, five in Austin and two in Houston.
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closed 8/11/2015 via PR Newswire

Investcorp, acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

synopsis: Investcorp, a global provider and manager of alternative investment products, has acquired Nobel Learning, a leading provider of private preschool through high school education in the United States, from Leeds Equity Partners.
buyer: Investcorp (BAX:INVCORP:$452.00)
Investcorp is a leading provider and manager of alternative investment products. Investcorp has three main business areas: corporate investment in the U.S., Europe and the Gulf, real estate investment in the U.S. and global hedge funds. "
target parent: Leeds Equity Partners
target: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is the only scaled and diversified provider of preschool through grade 12 private education in the U.S. Nobel Learning serves over 25,000 students through 176 schools in 18 states and the District of Columbia as well as globally.
price ($mm)
$405
rev ($mm)
$368
EBITDA ($mm)
$50
EV / rev
1.1x
EV / EBITDA
8.1x
closed 8/10/2011 via Market Wire

Leeds Equity Partners, acquired Nobel Learning Communities, Inc.

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools, middle schools and K-12 online distance learning, announced that the previously announced acquisition of the Company by an affiliate of Leeds Equity Partners has been consummated.
buyer: Leeds Equity Partners
Leeds Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in the education, training and information and business services industries (the "Knowledge Industries"). The Firm was founded in 1993 by Jeffrey T. Leeds and Robert A. Bernstein and is based in New York. "
target: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of190 nonsectarian private Pre-K and K+ schools and a global K-12 online distance learning community. Nobel Learning also offers an array of supplemental educational services.
price ($mm)[EV]
$127 [$142]
rev ($mm)
$239
EBITDA ($mm)
$17
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
8.4x
closed 3/23/2011 via Market Wire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., purchased Five Preschools from Children's Center

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary and middle schools and K-12 online distance learning, has announced it has acquired five preschools located in Metropolitan Washington, D.C. from Children's Center preschools.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of over 185 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
seller: Children's Center
Children's Center owns and operates preschools in the US.
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closed 9/30/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired The Rhoades School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary and middle schools and K-12 online distance learning, announced that it has acquired The Rhoades School, a leading school for gifted and talented students in Grades K-8 located in Encinitas, California.
buyer: 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. "
target: The Rhoades School
The Rhoades School's goal is to support the positive development of intellectually gifted children in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. The students are provided with an appropriate curriculum, a supportive peer group and suitable guidance in an encouraging and thoughtful manner.
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closed 9/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Laurel Springs High School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities announced the acquisition of Laurel Springs School, an online and distance learning school. Laurel Springs' educational program spans the entire K-12 market and has a fully accredited curriculum that includes Honors AP Courses, a Gifted and Talented program, a chapter of the National Honor Society, and virtual clubs.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Laurel Springs High School
Laurel Springs School, founded in 1991, is an accredited private school offering distance learning college preparatory curricula and teacher services for grades K-12. Located in Ojai, California, Laurel Springs serves students in all 50 states and in 43 countries.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$8
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EV / rev
1.5x
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closed 6/11/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Montessori Corner Schools

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools and middle schools, announced that it has acquired all business and operating assets of Montessori Corner Schools, a group of three schools located in Plainsboro and West Windsor, NJ. The schools serve Pre K through sixth grade students.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Montessori Corner Schools
The Montessori Corner schools strive for educational excellence with a mission to provide for each of its students a well-rounded, individualized educational and developmental experience, based on Montessori principles that nurture the love of learning.
price ($mm)
$2.66
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closed 4/7/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Highpointe Children's Academy

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools and middle schools, announced that it has acquired all business and operating assets of Highpointe Children's Academy, Arlington, Texas, Pre K through fourth grade students.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Highpointe Children's Academy
Highpointe Children's Academy offers a wide variety of educational experiences and activities for children beginning at six weeks and continuing through fourth grade.
price ($mm)
$1.10
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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 8/18/2008 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., purchased Missouri City, Texas school from Ivy Kids Early Learning Center

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools and middle schools, announced it has acquired all business and operating assets of the Ivy Kids Early Learning Center's Missouri City, Texas school.
buyer: 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. "
seller: Ivy Kids Early Learning Center
Ivy Kids Early Learning Center, a leading private pre-school located in suburban Houston, Texas, combines academic excellence and innovation with a nurturing, creative world designed especially for children.
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$0.72
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closed 8/4/2008 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Southern Highlands Preparatory School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools and middle schools, has acquired all business and operating assets of Southern Highlands Preparatory School, a leading private school for students from pre-school to Grade 8 located in Las Vegas, Nevada.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Southern Highlands Preparatory School
Southern Highlands Preparatory School opened its doors in the fall of 2003. A private, non-sectarian preparatory school, Southern Highlands Preparatory School provides programs for students preschool through grade 8.
price ($mm)
$1.55
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/9/2008 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Camelback Desert Schools

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools, announced that it has closed the acquisition of the Camelback Desert Schools, which are located in the fast growing Phoenix, Arizona market.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Camelback Desert Schools
At Camelback Desert Schools, our goal is to prepare students to be academically successful, capable of transferring their knowledge and skills to new challenges, and confident in their ability to succeed. We offer a challenging and well-rounded academic curriculum.
price ($mm)
$0.40
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announced 2/21/2008 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., will acquire IvyGlen Schools

synopsis: On Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Nobel Learning signed a definitive purchase and sale agreement to acquire all the operating assets of IvyGlen Schools, a leading private school operator in the Dallas, Texas market. The transaction is expected to close within 30 days subject to licensing approval.
buyer: 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. "
target: IvyGlen Schools
IvyGlen is a private school operator located in the Dallas, Texas market, operating programs for infants through Pre-K, as well as an after-school program for elementary school students. IvyGlen Schools are accredited through the SACS CASI, the premiere education body in the United States.
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closed 3/18/2008 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Enchanted Care Learning Centers, Inc.

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools and middle schools, has completed the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Enchanted Care Learning Centers, Inc., a leading private preschool for children ages infant through Kindergarten in the Columbus, Ohio market.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Enchanted Care Learning Centers, Inc.
Enchanted Care Learning Center, Inc. was created for the purpose of providing the finest quality childcare, preschool, kindergarten and school-age programming in the Columbus, Ohio area, for children ages six weeks to 11 years.
price ($mm)
$15
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/4/2006 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Discovery Isle Child Development Center, Inc.

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. a leading operator of private preschools, elementary schools and middle schools, has completed the acquisition of all the outstanding shares of Discovery Isle Child Development Center, Inc.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Discovery Isle Child Development Center, Inc.
Discovery Isle is a leading preschool provider in Southern California, delivering well-rounded educational programs that meet the intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs of each child.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.2x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/29/2006 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired The Honor Roll School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., a leading provider of education and school management services for the preschool through eighth grade markets, announced that it had expanded its national presence with the acquisition of The Honor Roll School in Sugar Land, Texas. THRS is a leading pre- kindergarten through eighth grade school.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: The Honor Roll School
The Honor Roll School is the premier independent school for 2 year-olds through 8th graders in the Sugar Land area. We are an academic school committed to developing well-rounded and well-educated young people with a strong sense of responsibility.
price ($mm)
$3.00
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closed 9/9/2009 via PR Newswire

Nobel Learning Communities, Inc., acquired Laurel Springs High School

synopsis: Nobel Learning Communities announced the acquisition of Laurel Springs School, an online and distance learning school. Laurel Springs' educational program spans the entire K-12 market and has a fully accredited curriculum that includes Honors AP Courses, a Gifted and Talented program, a chapter of the National Honor Society, and virtual clubs.
buyer: Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. (:$238.65)
Nobel Learning Communities, Inc. is a national network of 178 nonsectarian private schools, including preschools, elementary schools, and middle schools in 15 states across the nation. "
target: Laurel Springs High School
Laurel Springs School, founded in 1991, is an accredited private school offering distance learning college preparatory curricula and teacher services for grades K-12. Located in Ojai, California, Laurel Springs serves students in all 50 states and in 43 countries.
price ($mm)
$12
rev ($mm)
$8
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
1.5x
EV / EBITDA
announced 6/24/2020 via Bloomberg

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

synopsis: China Maple Leaf Educational Systems Ltd. has agreed to acquire Canadian International School, one of the largest international schools in Singapore. Canadian International School, founded in 1990, has about 3,000 students in Singapore, representing more than 70 nationalities across two campuses.
buyer: Maple Leaf Educational Systems (SEHK:1317:$228.99)
Maple Leaf Educational Systems (MLES) is China’s largest private K-12 and largest international school system. MLES operates 104 schools from preschool to high school in more than 20 cities throughout China, three in Canada, one in Australia, and one in Malaysia serving over 43,500 students. "
target: Canadian International School Pte. Ltd.
The Canadian International School (CIS) in Singapore provides an international education for students aged 2 to 18. As an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, CIS offers all three programmes: IB Primary Years Programme, the Middle Years Programme, and the Diploma Programme.
price ($mm)
$487
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EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/22/2020 via BNC Analysis

Critique, acquired Escola Viva

synopsis: Critique, a Brazilian education group, has acquired Escola Viva, a private educational institution in Brazil. Escola Viva provides early childhood, elementary, and secondary education services. Their schools encourage critical thinking and collaboration to train and prepare students for the unpredictable and complex world.
buyer parent: Bahema Educação S.A.
buyer: Critique
Critique is a Brazilian education group. Critique provides early childhood to high school education services. The group is comprised of Escola Balão Vermelho, Colégio Mangabeiras, Escola Parque, Centro Educacional Viva, and Escola da Vila. "
target: Escola Viva
Escola Viva is a private educational institution in Brazil. Escola Viva provides early childhood, elementary, and secondary education services. Their schools encourage critical thinking and collaboration to train and prepare students for the unpredictable and complex world.
price ($mm)
$9.51
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 1/10/2020 via BNC Analysis

International Education Partnership S.L, acquired Colegio Joyfe

synopsis: International Education Partnership S.L, an owner and operator of British schools in Spain, has acquired Colegio Joyfe, a fee-paying, bilingual private school in Madrid, Spain. Colegio Joyfe provides education services to 2,000 students between the ages of 3 to 18 years.
buyer parent: Internationella Engelska Skolan
buyer: International Education Partnership S.L
The International Education Partnership (IEP) owns and operates four British Schools in Spain. IEP offers outstanding bilingual education that is compliant with Spain national curriculum and UK national curriculum. Their schools serve students ages 1 to 18 years. "
target: Colegio Joyfe
Colegio Joyfe is a fee-paying, bilingual private school in Madrid, Spain. Colegio Joyfe provides education services to 2,000 students between the ages of 3 to 18 years. Colegio Joyfe aims to help students enhance their talents and strengthen their leadership and social skills.
price ($mm)
$18
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
$3
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
6.4x
closed 12/4/2019 via BNC Analysis

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

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

Ataa Educational Company, will acquire Kingdom Schools

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

Ardenton Capital, acquired Pebbles Care

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

Ataa Educational Company, will acquire Al Enaya Schools

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

inspirED, acquired King’s College Schools

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

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

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

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

synopsis: Bahema Educação, a Brazilian education Group, will acquire a 60% stake in Brazilian International School (BIS), a bilingual Brazilian school. BIS offers early childhood, elementary school, middle school, and high school education. BIS provides their students with with the education they need to become a responsible and active international citizen.
buyer: Bahema Educação S.A. (BOVESPA:BAHI3:$9.55)
Bahema Educação is a Brazilian education Group. Bahema looks to invest in educational institutions in the elementary and junior high school sectors. Bahema aims to help schools update their educational environment and professional management, ensuring their long-term existence. "
target: Brazilian International School
Brazilian International School (BIS) is a bilingual Brazilian school. BIS offers early childhood, elementary school, middle school, and high school education. BIS provides their students with with the education they need to become a responsible and active international citizen.
price ($mm)
$4.55*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/10/2019 via BNC Analysis

Iale International School, acquired Iale International School

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

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

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

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

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

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

synopsis: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China, will acquire St. Michael's School, an established independent school in the UK. St. Michael's School offers day and boarding education from age 3 to 18.
buyer: Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited (BEDU:$477.13)
Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China. The company is dedicated to providing quality international education to Chinese students and equipping them with the critical academic foundation and skillsets necessary to succeed. "
target: St. Michael's School
St. Michael's School is an established independent school in the UK. St. Michael's School offers day and boarding education from age 3 to 18. St. Michael's School provides a learning environment where students can excel. They offer small class sizes, flexibility, and a strong culture of discipline.
price ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
closed 6/7/2019 via BNC Analysis

International Education Partnership S.L, acquired Engage Independent School

synopsis: International Education Partnership S.L (IEP), an owner and operator of British schools in Spain, has acquired Engage Independent School (EIS), a fee-based bilingual private school in Spain. EIS provides education to 400 students aged 3 to 18 years.
buyer parent: Internationella Engelska Skolan
buyer: International Education Partnership S.L
The International Education Partnership (IEP) owns and operates four British Schools in Spain. IEP offers outstanding bilingual education that is compliant with Spain national curriculum and UK national curriculum. Their schools serve students ages 1 to 18 years. "
target: Engage Independent School
Engage Independent School (EIS) is a fee-based bilingual private school in Spain. EIS provides education to 400 students aged 3 to 18 years. EIS provides a dynamic learning environment that inspires students and helps them to improve their academic performance.
price ($mm)
$2.68
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/30/2019 via BNC Analysis

Global Education Management Systems, Hassana Investment Company, acquired Ma'arif for Education and Training

synopsis: Dubai-based GEMS Education and Hassana Investment Company, a Saudi Arabian state-run pension fund, have acquired Ma'arif Education, the kingdom’s largest private school operator. Established in the 1970s, Ma’arif owns 13 private campuses with over 60 schools across the country and provides K-12 education.
buyer: Global Education Management Systems
buyer: Hassana Investment Company
Dubai-based Global Education Management Systems (GEMS) is one of the world’s oldest and largest K-12 private education providers. Hassana Investment Company is a Saudi Arabian state-run pension fund. "
target: Ma'arif for Education and Training
Ma’arif for Education & Training is the largest owner and operator of private schools in Saudi Arabia. Established in the 1970s, Ma’arif owns 13 private campuses with over 60 schools across the country, providing kindergarten, elementary, intermediate and secondary (“K-12”) education.
price ($mm)
$550
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Bethany Academy merged with Christian Life Academy,

synopsis: Three Christian schools will merge into a new school called United Christian Academy. Bethany Academy and Life Academy will join Christian Life Academy in the merger. The new school will be run out of Bethany Academy's Bloomington campus. The school will be interdenominational and independent, meaning it's not associated with any existing church.
buyer: Christian Life Academy
Christian Life Academy (CLA), accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, is a Pre-K-12 Christian school. CLA offers programs for Pre-school through 12th grade, low student-to-teacher ratios, emphasis on fundamental academic subjects, and college preparatory curriculum. "
target: Bethany Academy
Bethany Academy is an independent, non-denominational Christian, K-12 school. Bethany Academy also offers parent partnerships, creative arts, a school community committed to support students from all backgrounds and educational levels, college preparatory academics, and more.
price ($mm)
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closed 5/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Life Academy merged with Christian Life Academy,

synopsis: Three Christian schools will merge into a new school called United Christian Academy. Bethany Academy and Life Academy will join Christian Life Academy in the merger. The new school will be run out of Bethany Academy's Bloomington campus. The school will be interdenominational and independent, meaning it's not associated with any existing church.
buyer: Christian Life Academy
Christian Life Academy (CLA), accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International, is a Pre-K-12 Christian school. CLA offers programs for Pre-school through 12th grade, low student-to-teacher ratios, emphasis on fundamental academic subjects, and college preparatory curriculum. "
target: Life Academy
Life Academy is a non-profit, interdenominational Christian school. Life Academy classrooms are spacious and provide for full class instruction, as well as small group work areas. Life Academy has a full ball field, a playground, sledding hills, and a newly updated computer lab.
price ($mm)
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announced 5/1/2019 via BNC Analysis

Allendale Columbia School will be merged with The Harley School,

synopsis: Allendale Columbia School will merge with The Harley School, a nationally-recognized, independent school in Rochester, NY. Allendale Columbia School is a leading independent, diverse, co-ed school that prepares students in nursery through grade 12 for the world they will inherit.
buyer: The Harley School
The Harley School is a nationally-recognized, independent school in Rochester, NY. The Harley School teaches students in nursery through grade 12. The school provides a balanced education that prepares their students to meet the challenges of tomorrow and lead lives of great purpose. "
target: Allendale Columbia School
Allendale Columbia School is a leading independent, diverse, co-ed school that prepares students in nursery through grade 12 for the world they will inherit. Allendale Columbia helps students develop critical thinking skills and become effective problem solvers.
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Net Income ($mm)
Employees
0
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Ticker: SASE:4292
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ataa Educational Company
Ataa Educational Company
Ataa Educational Company is one of the largest educational companies in Saudi Arabia. Ataa Educational Company operates private schools in seven locations around the Riyadh area. Their schools provide high quality education services to over 26,000 students.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$85.49
EBITDA ($mm)
$29.69
EBIT ($mm)
$25.45
Net Income ($mm)
$22.07
Employees
3488
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Ticker: SASE:4291
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
National Company for Learning and Education
National Company for Learning and Education
National Company for Learning and Education (NCLE) is a leading education group in Saudi Arabia. NCLE operates several schools that contain more than 10,000 students and 1,000 teachers. The group offers kindergarten, primary, intermediate, secondary education services.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$56.04
EBITDA ($mm)
$17.86
EBIT ($mm)
$14.64
Net Income ($mm)
$13.51
Employees
0
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Ticker: TSX-V:LOY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loyalist Group Limited
Loyalist Group Limited
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs.
year
2014
rev ($mm)
$47.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.40
EBIT ($mm)
$4.40
Net Income ($mm)
$3.00
Employees
24
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Ticker: SEHK:1598
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21st Century Education Group
21st Century Education Group
21st Century Education is a Chinese provider of education services. 21st Century Education offers preschool education, primary and secondary education, higher education, and vocational education services through their various schools.
year
2019
rev ($mm)
$30.87
EBITDA ($mm)
$11.60
EBIT ($mm)
$9.93
Net Income ($mm)
$12.78
Employees
1158
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Ticker: EDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Oriental
New Oriental
New Oriental is the largest comprehensive educational company in China. The business of New Oriental includes pre-school education, general courses for students of various age levels, online education, overseas study consulting, and textbook publishing.
year
2012
rev ($mm)
$771.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$143.16
EBIT ($mm)
$116.80
Net Income ($mm)
$132.69
Employees
18763
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Ticker: AIM:WEY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Wey Education Plc
Wey Education Plc
Wey Education plc is the AIM listed holding company of an educational group providing services online worldwide. Wey operates two main divisions –InterHigh, a non-selective fee paying secondary school, and a B2B division serving other educational companies and schools – Wey ecademy.
year
2017
rev ($mm)
$3.28
EBITDA ($mm)
($0.07)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.19)
Net Income ($mm)
$0.02
Employees
92
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Ticker: NZSE:IQE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intueri Education Group Limited
Intueri Education Group Limited
The Intueri Education Group is one of New Zealand's largest private vocational educational groups. They specialise in providing industry relevant training across a number of exciting industries and they work closely with those industries to ensure their graduates find employment.
year
2013
rev ($mm)
$13.22
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.80
EBIT ($mm)
$0.04
Net Income ($mm)
$0.48
Employees
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Ticker: CNSX:EA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
EA Education Group Inc
EA Education Group Inc
EA Education Group Inc. is a leading provider serving the unique needs of international junior and senior high school students and an active promoter of international education & cultural exchange between Canada and China.
year
2015
rev ($mm)
$1.66
EBITDA ($mm)
$0.43
EBIT ($mm)
$0.42
Net Income ($mm)
$0.29
Employees
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Ticker: SEHK:1317
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Maple Leaf Educational Systems
Maple Leaf Educational Systems
Maple Leaf Educational Systems (MLES) is China’s largest private K-12 and largest international school system. MLES operates 74 schools from preschool to high school in 18 cities throughout China and 2 in Canada, serving over 28,000 students.
year
2020
rev ($mm)
$228.99
EBITDA ($mm)
$88.33
EBIT ($mm)
$74.23
Net Income ($mm)
$89.77
Employees
6054
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