Like Connecticut Operations

closed 9/21/2011 via BNC Analysis

All-Star Driver LLC, purchased Connecticut Operations from Top Driver

synopsis: Top Driver, based in Illinois, sold to All-Star its Connecticut locations in Avon, Hamden, Torrington and Westport, as well as 15 programs it conducts for state high schools, mostly in Fairfield and Hartford counties. Included in the high school programs are classes conducted at Southington High School and Terryville High School in Plymouth.
buyer parent: All-Star Transportation, Inc.
buyer: All-Star Driver LLC
All-Star Driver is a family owned, family operated driving school with a headquarters in Watertown CT. Now operating in 23 locations in the State of CT, All-Star Driver is the largest driving school in the state. "
seller parent: Winona Capital Management
seller: Top Driver
Top Driver Inc. provides driver education and training services. The company offers road safety training services. It has strategic alliances with Best Buy Co., Inc. The company’s clientele includes Alcoa, Inc., Cable Express, NASA, Ford Motor Company, Dupont, and Motorola.
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announced 3/18/2020 via BNC Analysis

Korona Invest, will acquire Epic Autokoulu Oy

synopsis: Epic Autokoulu (Epic Driving School), a Turku, Finland-based provider of driving school services, announced getting into an agreement for selling a major part of the company to the Finnish investment company Korona Invest. Epic Autokoulu was founded in 2013 and runs an operation comprised of 74 driving schools.
buyer: Korona Invest
Korona Invest is a Finnish private equity firm specialized in growth and buyout investments in Finnish small and medium sized enterprises. Since its founding in 2006, Korona has raised three funds, Terveysrahasto Oy (Fund I), Palvelurahasto I Ky (Fund II) and Korona Fund III Ky (Fund III). "
target: Epic Autokoulu Oy
Epic Autokoulu (Epic Driving School) is a Turku, Finland-based provider of driving school services. Epic Autokoulu was founded in 2013 and runs an operation comprised of 74 driving schools.
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$10
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closed 4/24/2019 via BNC Analysis

RED Driving School, acquired RED Driving School

synopsis: Private equity firms Ashridge Capital and Trimountain Partners have backed the management buyout of RED Driving School, the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. The business was previously backed by Kelso Place Asset Management, a UK based private equity firm. The management team is led by CEO Ian McIntosh.
buyer: RED Driving School
RED Driving School is the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. RED operates in England, Scotland and Wales and has nearly 1,500 driving instructors. It is headquartered in Billingham, Teeside. "
target parent: Kelso Place Asset Management
target: RED Driving School
RED Driving School is the largest driving school and driving instructor training school in the UK. RED operates in England, Scotland and Wales and has nearly 1,500 driving instructors. It is headquartered in Billingham, Teeside.
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announced 3/29/2019 via BNC Analysis

Stig Investments Inc., will acquire Bondurant Racing School

synopsis: The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, a performance driving school, specializing in racing, karting, teen driving, and law enforcement driving education, is being purchased by Stig Investments Inc., a company that was formed with the purpose of buying the racing school, which filed for bankruptcy protection in October 2018.
buyer: Stig Investments Inc.
Stig Investments Inc. was formed with the purpose of buying the legendary racing school, Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, which filed for bankruptcy protection in October, 2018. "
target: Bondurant Racing School
The Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving is an American performance driving school, specializing in racing, karting, teen driving, and law enforcement driving education. They were founded in 1968 and are based in Phoenix, Arizona.
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closed 9/21/2011 via BNC Analysis

All-Star Driver LLC, purchased Connecticut Operations from Top Driver

synopsis: Top Driver, based in Illinois, sold to All-Star its Connecticut locations in Avon, Hamden, Torrington and Westport, as well as 15 programs it conducts for state high schools, mostly in Fairfield and Hartford counties. Included in the high school programs are classes conducted at Southington High School and Terryville High School in Plymouth.
buyer parent: All-Star Transportation, Inc.
buyer: All-Star Driver LLC
All-Star Driver is a family owned, family operated driving school with a headquarters in Watertown CT. Now operating in 23 locations in the State of CT, All-Star Driver is the largest driving school in the state. "
seller parent: Winona Capital Management
seller: Top Driver
Top Driver Inc. provides driver education and training services. The company offers road safety training services. It has strategic alliances with Best Buy Co., Inc. The company’s clientele includes Alcoa, Inc., Cable Express, NASA, Ford Motor Company, Dupont, and Motorola.
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announced 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Next Street, will acquire Premier Driving School LLC

synopsis: The Next Street is acquiring Glastonbury's Premier Driving School, the company's 70th driving school in Connecticut. Premier Driving School uses an interactive classroom setting to teach defensive driving lessons that will last a lifetime.
buyer parent: All-Star Transportation, Inc.
buyer: The Next Street
The Next Street makes getting a driver's license as fast and as fun as the law allows. By training 10,000 more students each year than other driver’s ed options in the state, and by offering hundreds of classes at 70+ classroom locations – The Next Street is The Best Driving School in Connecticut. "
target: Premier Driving School LLC
Through their experience and expertise, Glastonbury, CT based Premier Driving School offers defensive driving lessons that will last a lifetime. Premier uses an interactive classroom setting and they reinforce the classroom curriculum through 5 hands on driving lessons.
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closed 9/21/2011 via BNC Analysis

All-Star Driver LLC, purchased Connecticut Operations from Top Driver

synopsis: Top Driver, based in Illinois, sold to All-Star its Connecticut locations in Avon, Hamden, Torrington and Westport, as well as 15 programs it conducts for state high schools, mostly in Fairfield and Hartford counties. Included in the high school programs are classes conducted at Southington High School and Terryville High School in Plymouth.
buyer parent: All-Star Transportation, Inc.
buyer: All-Star Driver LLC
All-Star Driver is a family owned, family operated driving school with a headquarters in Watertown CT. Now operating in 23 locations in the State of CT, All-Star Driver is the largest driving school in the state. "
seller parent: Winona Capital Management
seller: Top Driver
Top Driver Inc. provides driver education and training services. The company offers road safety training services. It has strategic alliances with Best Buy Co., Inc. The company’s clientele includes Alcoa, Inc., Cable Express, NASA, Ford Motor Company, Dupont, and Motorola.
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closed 10/23/2020 via GlobeNewswire

Cemtrex, acquired Virtual Driver Interactive

synopsis: Cemtrex Inc., a technology company driving innovation in Internet of Things (IoT), security, machine vision & artificial intelligence, and augmented & virtual reality, has acquired Virtual Driver Interactive (“VDI”), a California based provider of innovative driver training simulation solutions.
buyer: Cemtrex (CETX:$43.67)
Cemtrex is a leading multi-industry technology company that is driving innovation in markets such as Internet of Things (IoT), Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR & VR), and Artificial Intelligence and Computer Vision (AI & CV). "
target: Virtual Driver Interactive
Virtual Driver Interactive is a provider of innovative driver training simulation solutions. Training programs include Driving EssentialsXE, a console-based teen driver training program using Xbox & PS4, One Simple Decision, a deterrent to distracted or impaired driving, among others.
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$2
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closed 2/21/2020 via Company Press Release

123FAHRSCHULE, acquired Odokar

synopsis: 123FAHRSCHULE, the first online driving school in Germany, has acquired Odokar from Ornikar, an online driving school in France. Odokar is a modern, digital driving school in Germany. Odokar enables students to learn with qualified driving instructors whenever and wherever they want.
buyer: 123FAHRSCHULE
123FAHRSCHULE is the first online driving school in Germany. 123FAHRSCHULE enables students to register, practice for exams, and plan driving lessons all online or via mobile app. Their innovative learning system and qualified driving instructors ensure that students will quickly learn how to drive."
target parent: Ornikar
target: Odokar
Odokar is a modern, digital driving school in Germany. Odokar enables students to learn with qualified driving instructors whenever and wherever they want. Their platform provides a flexible, digital learning environment with practice questions, short films, and more.
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closed 10/18/2017 via BNC Analysis

Encourage Japan Co., Ltd., acquired Ichinoseki 1st Drivingschool

synopsis: Encourage Japan Co., Ltd., a company that provides comprehensive consulting services to driving schools in Japan, has acquired Ichinoseki 1st Drivingschool, a driving school in Japan. Ichinoseki 1st Drivingschool teaches students basic driving knowledge, such as signals and street signs, and provides on-road training services.
buyer: Encourage Japan Co., Ltd.
Encourage Japan Co., Ltd. provides comprehensive consulting services to driving schools in Japan. The company helps the schools improve their business, reduce costs, and attract more customers. The company also manages and operates two driving schools. "
target: Ichinoseki 1st Drivingschool
Ichinoseki 1st Drivingschool is a driving school in Japan. The school teaches students basic driving knowledge, such as signals and street signs, and provides on-road training services. The training includes how to drive on highways and what to do in emergency situations.
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closed 9/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Groupe Arcan, acquired PermiGo SAS

synopsis: Groupe Arcan, a well-known player in the driver training sector, has taken over PermiGo, a Lyon start-up created in 2014. PermiGo offers quality driver's training available on the road via phone, tablet or computer directly from the user's sofa.
buyer: Groupe Arcan
Groupe Arcan, based in France, operates traditional and online driving schools. Ronan Le Boulaire is the president of Groupe Arcan. "
target: PermiGo SAS
PermiGo offers quality driver's training available on the road via phone, tablet or computer directly from the user's sofa. Users can choose their venue as well as the instructor of choice and book their driving hours in real time. Permigo is based in Lyon, France.
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announced 8/9/2017 via Company Press Release

Liquid Asset Partners LLC, will acquire Skip Barber Racing School LLC

synopsis: Skip Barber Racing School is selling their assets and intellectual property to Liquid Asset Partners. The school is one of the largest racing institutions, with a 40+ year history providing racing instruction, defensive and high-performance driving classes, amateur and professional racing championships, and corporate entertainment experiences.
buyer: Liquid Asset Partners LLC
Liquid Asset Partners works with banks, retailers, bankruptcy courts, trustees, manufacturers, and lenders. They specialize in turning underperforming assets into cash. They make cash purchases or run commission based disposition sales in retail, industrial, wholesale, motorsports & equipment. "
target: Skip Barber Racing School LLC
Skip Barber Racing School is the world's largest and premier racing and driving school. They operate a fully integrated system of racing schools, driving schools, racing championships, and corporate events. They deliver high quality instruction, equipment, facilities and memorable experiences.
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closed 7/1/2017 via BNC Analysis

Drivers Competence Centre, acquired Top Conduite Sàrl

synopsis: Drivers Competence Centre AG, a company that offers education and training courses for new drivers in Pratteln, Switzerland, has acquired Top Conduite Sàrl, which operates a driving school based in Develier, Switzerland. Top Conduite offers courses for better vehicle control, motor bikes, heavy vehicles and trailers.
buyer: Drivers Competence Centre
The Drivers Competence Center AG (DCC AG) offers education and training courses for motorized private transport. They offer a 2 Phase training course to teach new drivers how to handle dangerous driving conditions. "
target: Top Conduite Sàrl
Top Conduite Sàrl operates a driving school based in Develier, Switzerland. They offer courses for better vehicle control, motor bikes, heavy vehicles and trailers.
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announced 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

The Next Street, will acquire Premier Driving School LLC

synopsis: The Next Street is acquiring Glastonbury's Premier Driving School, the company's 70th driving school in Connecticut. Premier Driving School uses an interactive classroom setting to teach defensive driving lessons that will last a lifetime.
buyer parent: All-Star Transportation, Inc.
buyer: The Next Street
The Next Street makes getting a driver's license as fast and as fun as the law allows. By training 10,000 more students each year than other driver’s ed options in the state, and by offering hundreds of classes at 70+ classroom locations – The Next Street is The Best Driving School in Connecticut. "
target: Premier Driving School LLC
Through their experience and expertise, Glastonbury, CT based Premier Driving School offers defensive driving lessons that will last a lifetime. Premier uses an interactive classroom setting and they reinforce the classroom curriculum through 5 hands on driving lessons.
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closed 1/12/2015 via BNC Analysis

American Safety Council, acquired Online Traffic School

synopsis: Private equity-backed American Safety Council has acquired the Online Traffic School. The Online Traffic School, headquartered in Camarillo, California, provides 45 driver safety and driver improvement courses in 28 states.
buyer parent: Falfurrias Capital
buyer: American Safety Council
The American Safety Council pioneers e-Learning solutions and provides alternative delivery method courses. ASC offers online traffic and workplace safety training and regulatory-driven, professional continuing education programs. "
target: Online Traffic School
The Online Traffic School, headquartered in Camarillo, California, provides 45 driver safety and driver improvement courses in 28 states. They have graduated over four million students and have an unrivaled track record of customer satisfaction.
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closed 12/22/2012 via BNC Analysis

Aberdeen Foyer, acquired Roadwise Driver Training

synopsis: Aberdeen Foyer announced the full acquisition of Roadwise Driver Training, the largest independent driver training provider in the North East of Scotland. The phased acquisition of Roadwise by the Foyer began in August 2008 when the Foyer acquired a 50% share in the private company.
buyer: Aberdeen Foyer
Established in 1995, Aberdeen Foyer is a successful charitable organisation and social enterprise working to prevent and alleviate youth homelessness and unemployment. "
target: Roadwise Driver Training
Established in 1994, Roadwise Driver Training is the largest independent driver training provider in the North East of Scotland. The company’s services include intensive driving courses, under 17 training, driving lessons, defensive driver training, road familiarization, and more.
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closed 11/3/2009 via BNC Analysis

The British School Of Motoring Ltd., acquired The British School Of Motoring Ltd.

synopsis: Abu-Haris Shafi and Nikolai Kesting, Joint Managing Directors of The British School of Motoring Ltd. acquired the remaining stake in The British School of Motoring Ltd. from Arques Industries AG for £10 million through a management buyout.
buyer: The British School Of Motoring Ltd.
The British School of Motoring ("BSM") is one of the largest national driving schools. While BSM is best known for teaching pupils to drive, they're also one of the largest providers of training to people who want to become driving instructors. "
target parent: Arques Industries AG
target: The British School Of Motoring Ltd.
The British School of Motoring ("BSM") is one of the largest national driving schools. While BSM is best known for teaching pupils to drive, they're also one of the largest providers of training to people who want to become driving instructors.
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