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closed 2/4/2004 via BusinessWire

Educational Testing Service, acquired The Pulliam Group

synopsis: Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world's premier educational assessment and research organization, today announced its acquisition of The Pulliam Group, a leading provider of educational software products and professional development services that enable assessment for improved student performance.
buyer: Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service is the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organization and a leader in educational research. The company is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals, educational institutions, and government bodies in almost 200 countries. "
target: The Pulliam Group
The Pulliam Group provides Educational Consulting Services in a number of specific areas to meet the needs of schools and school districts in the state of California and nationwide. The services of our firm adjust to meet the ever changing needs of schools, students, teachers and administrators. Th
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announced 2/11/2014 via PR Newswire

Marzano Research Laboratory, will acquire Re-Inventing Schools Coalition

synopsis: Marzano Research Laboratory, announced that they have reached an agreement to acquire the Re-Inventing Schools Coalition (RISC), a national educational organization that supports schools and districts in their transition from a time-based to a performance-based system, which results in students realizing their highest learning potential.
buyer: Marzano Research Laboratory
Marzano Research Laboratory is an educational research company with continuous action research in all major areas of schooling in order to provide effective and accessible instructional strategies, leadership strategies, and classroom assessment strategies. "
target: Re-Inventing Schools Coalition
Re-Inventing Schools Coalition (RISC) is a national nonprofit foundation established to transform education systems around the world and produce dramatically improved learning environments and achievement results for all children.
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closed 4/17/2019 via Company Press Release

Certica Solutions, acquired TE21

synopsis: Certica Solutions, provider of the Certica Connect™ edtech platform-as-a-service, announced that it has acquired TE21, provider of the CASE Benchmark Assessments. TE21 is an education company that provides assessment, intervention, professional development, and education improvement to K-12 schools.
buyer parent: New Harbor Capital
buyer: Certica Solutions
Certica owns the Certica Connect platform which provides application interoperability and centralized integration, access and enrichment of education data, metadata and content. They partner with a diverse network of K-12 vendors, as well as publishers, and learning content and assessment providers."
target: TE21
TE21 is an education company that provides assessment, intervention, professional development, and education improvement to K-12 schools. Using CASE Benchmark Assessments, they partner with their customers to advance their student’s academic achievement through predictive benchmark assessments.
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closed 4/4/2018 via BusinessWire

Corwin, acquired Visible Learningplus

synopsis: Corwin announced the acquisition of Visible Learningplus, the school change model based on John Hattie’s research, from the New Zealand-based Cognition Education Group. Visible Learningplus is an in-depth school change model of professional learning and development.
buyer parent: SAGE Publications
buyer: Corwin
Corwin, a SAGE Publishing company, was established in 1990, first as a professional book publisher, now as a full-service professional learning company, offering professional development solutions to achieve a school or district’s objectives. "
target parent: Cognition Education Group
target: Visible Learningplus
Visible Learningplus is an in-depth school change model of professional learning and development. It is based on the principles of Visible Learning that have developed from John Hattie’s research and his two books: Visible Learning (2009) and Visible Learning for Teachers (2012).
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announced 11/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd., will acquire Can-Achieve Education

synopsis: Beijing Lanxum Technology Co. declared to acquire the 100% stake in Can-Achieve and Can-Honest Global Education, which will become wholly owned subsidiaries, both being Chinese top foreign educational service providers, forming cooperation with more than 700 educational institutions from US, Canada, England, Australia and New Zealand.
buyer: Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd. (SZSE:300010:$182.53)
Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd. is a supplier of office information system services. Lanxum Technology’s solutions and services mainly include file management outsourcing services, audio and video solutions and services, as well as content management solutions. "
target: Can-Achieve Education
Can-Achieve is China's premier education marketing and student recruitment company based in Beijing. For over a decade, through its national network in almost all major cities in China, it has helped over 20,000 Chinese students to achieve their dream to study abroad.
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closed 10/12/2016 via Company Press Release

Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd., acquired 100yingcai.com

synopsis: Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd. completed the acquisition of 100% stake in 100Yingcai.com. 100yingcai.com, based in Beijing, is the leader in the field of college entrance examination consulting services.
buyer: Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd. (SZSE:300010:$182.53)
Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd. is a supplier of office information system services. Lanxum Technology’s solutions and services mainly include file management outsourcing services, audio and video solutions and services, as well as content management solutions. "
target: 100yingcai.com
100yingcai.com, based in Beijing, is the leader in the field of college entrance examination consulting services.
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closed 9/24/2012 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, purchased Editure PD from Editure

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC announced that it has acquired Editure PD. Editure PD provides online and onsite academic and technology professional development and consulting services to more than 5,000 schools in 25 states.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, it seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
seller: Editure
Editure PD offers a full suite of professional development solutions for teachers and administrators in schools and education authorities. Located in New York, Editure PD provides online and onsite academic and technology professional development and consulting services to more than 5,000 schools.
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closed 9/24/2012 via BusinessWire

Weld North LLC, acquired JBHM Education Group

synopsis: Weld North Holdings LLC announced that it has acquired JBHM Education Group. JBHM is recognized as a leader in transformative education services. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, JBHM seeks to assist schools in developing their professional capacities and culture in order to sustain continuous improvement in student learning.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. In partnership with KKR, a leading global investment firm, it seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: JBHM Education Group
JBHM Education Group is recognized as a leader in transformative education services. Located in Jackson, Mississippi, JBHM seeks to assist schools in developing their professional capacities and culture in order to sustain continuous improvement in student learning.
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closed 7/17/2019 via BNC Analysis

CollegeDekho, acquired Scholarship Facilitation Services Pvt. Ltd.

synopsis: CollegeDekho, a unique universities discovery platform in India, has acquired Scholarship Facilitation Services (SFS), a New Delhi-based college admissions counseling service. SFS helps international high school students receive admission as well as scholarships from US universities.
buyer: CollegeDekho
CollegeDekho is a unique universities discovery platform in India. CollegeDekho connects education seekers with education providers and offers information about colleges, courses, entrance exam details, admission notifications, changes in exam pattern, scholarships and all related topics. "
target: Scholarship Facilitation Services Pvt. Ltd.
Scholarship Facilitation Services (SFS) is a New Delhi-based college admissions counseling service. SFS helps international students realize their dream of a US education. SFS focuses on helping high school students receive admission as well as scholarships from US universities.
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announced 9/15/2017 via GlobeNewswire

RISE Education Cayman Ltd., will acquire The Edge Learning Center

synopsis: RISE Education entered into a definitive agreement to acquire The Edge Learning Center. The Edge is a Hong Kong-based consulting firm that provides young students after-class tutoring, test preparation, and admission consulting services. They offer educational services spanning from SAT and IB Test Prep to teacher training.
buyer parent: Bain Capital
buyer: RISE Education Cayman Ltd. (REDU:$126.04)
RISE Education is a junior English Language Training provider based in China. They pioneered the application of subject-based learning philosophy in China, which uses language arts and social science to teach English in an immersive way that helps students learn to speak like a native speaker. "
target: The Edge Learning Center
The Edge is a leading Hong Kong-based consulting firm that provides students aged 12 years old or above with after-class tutoring, test preparation, and admission consulting services. They offer a broad range of educational services spanning from SAT and IB Test Prep to teacher training.
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closed 8/23/2017 via BNC Analysis

Pu-Xin Education, acquired ZMN Education

synopsis: Puxin Education is announcing that it has completed the 100% acquisition of ZMN International Education Consulting Company (ZMN), a leading education consulting company specialized in providing premium services to Chinese students who apply to elite schools in the U.S.
buyer: Pu-Xin Education
Puxin Education is a private education company providing tutorial program for K-12 education, overseas test prep and college admission counselling services in China. It offers comprehensive programs for kindergarten to Grade 12 on many subjects including English, Chinese and all Science subjects. "
target: ZMN Education
ZMN International Education Consulting Company (ZMN) is a leading education consulting company specialized in providing premium services to Chinese students who apply to elite schools in the U.S.
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closed 5/5/2016 via PE Hub

NLD Investment LLP, acquired EIC Group

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners announced that funds advised by CVC have completed the sale of Education International Corporation (“EIC”) to a consortium led by NLD Investment LLP, a leading Chinese private equity fund, in partnership with the management and the founder of EIC. EIC is China’s largest overseas educational counselling service provider.
buyer: NLD Investment LLP
NLD Investment is a leading China based private equity fund with total assets under management of over RMB 10 billion. Their strategy is to invest in companies managed with top-notched management teams and leverage their capital market strength to help companies to achieve next stage of growth. "
target parent: CVC Capital Partners
target: EIC Group
EIC is the leading provider of overseas education counselling services to students in China. The Company is also a leading integrated overseas education advisory services provider in China, offering market leading complementary test preparation services.
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closed 3/8/2016 via BNC Analysis

Crimson Consulting Limited merged with Campus Link,

synopsis: Crimson Consulting, the New Zealand-founded education consultancy that helps students win entry to the world's elite universities, has merged with not-for-profit e-learning platform Campus Link. Campus Link founder Anne Gaze has taken a shareholding in Crimson and will take on the role of CEO of Crimson Consulting's New Zealand operations.
buyer: Campus Link
Campus Link aims to provide low-cost revision courses that all secondary students struggling with particular subjects can afford. Campus Link tutored 7000 students in 2015, covering the New Zealand educational standard NCEA, the International Baccalaureate, and Cambridge syllabuses. "
target: Crimson Consulting Limited
Crimson Consulting, founded by two Auckland teenagers in February 2014, offers consultancy services to those applying for highly competitive slots in university in the United States and England.
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closed 11/25/2015 via BNC Analysis

FPP EDU Media, Inc., acquired The Student World

synopsis: FPP EDU Media is delighted to announce the acquisition of The Student World from AdGen. The Student World is the UK's premier study abroad advisory service where students, parents and teachers can find out more about the opportunities and possibilities of pursuing an education abroad.
buyer: FPP EDU Media, Inc.
FPP Edu Media is a leader in international student recruitment solutions. FPPEDUMedia began in a small garage in northeastern Brazil with only an idea and a desire to bridge a gap in international education - matching qualified students with quality international programs. "
target parent: AdGen UK
target: The Student World
The Student World is the UK's premier study abroad advisory service where students, parents and teachers can find out more about the opportunities and possibilities of pursuing an education abroad.
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announced 11/24/2014 via Market Wire

Loyalist Group Limited, will acquire Uhak.com Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Loyalist Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all the shares of Uhak.com Co., Ltd., a South Korean based student recruiting agency, providing information and registration services to South Korean students looking to study abroad.
buyer: Loyalist Group Limited (TSX-V:LOY:$47.90)
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. "
target: Uhak.com Co., Ltd.
Ukak.com is the largest South Korean based education information and counseling center, with eight branch offices in South Korea and overseas offices in Canada, the United States, England, Australia, New Zealand, and the Philippines.
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closed 8/21/2014 via Market Wire

Noel-Levitz, Inc. merged with RuffaloCODY,

synopsis: RuffaloCODY announced the acquisition of Noel-Levitz. Noel-Levitz is a nationally recognized consulting firm specializing in higher education strategic enrollment planning, student marketing and recruitment, financial aid, student retention, and market research. RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of enrollment management and fundraising services.
buyer: RuffaloCODY
RuffaloCODY is the leading provider of enrollment management and fundraising services and specializes in strategic oversight, outreach, and engagement services and software platforms all designed to foster the organizational/constituent relationship. "
target parent: Quad Partners
target: Noel-Levitz, Inc.
A trusted partner to higher education, Noel-Levitz helps campuses and systems reach and exceed their goals for enrollment, marketing, and student success. During our 30-year history, more than 1,800 campuses have invited Noel-Levitz to collaborate with them.
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closed 12/21/2006 via Company Press Release

IBT Education Ltd, acquired Study Overseas Ltd (UK)

synopsis: IBT Education Limited announced the 100% acquisition of the largest British education consultancy in India, Study Overseas Limited and its associate company Employment Overseas Ltd , for a combined consideration of £3.74 million.
buyer: IBT Education Ltd (ASX:NVT:$750.17)
IBT Education is an industry leader in providing pre-university and university pathway programs for domestic and overseas students, as well as Year 10-12, ELICOS and English preparatory courses, Foundation, Degree, Pre-Masters and Masters programs in a wide range of disciplines. "
target: Study Overseas Ltd (UK)
Study Overseas Ltd (UK) is one of the few education consultancies to offer FREE services to students.
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closed 4/27/2011 via BusinessWire

ESM, acquired BridgeSpan Financial LLC

synopsis: ESM acquired BridgeSpan Financial, a creator of unique solutions to forecast and manage student loan borrower delinquency and default. ESM will offer the Student Loan Chaperone service to schools, delivering personalized counseling and coaching for students to explore repayment options that fit their needs and lifestyles.
buyer: ESM
ESM provides student lifecycle solutions to help institutions enroll, graduate and place students. As a premier Business Process Outsourcer, ESM operates the largest education-only contact center in the country. "
target: BridgeSpan Financial LLC
BridgeSpan Financial LLC is an education finance company established in 2008 with the mission of creating better solutions for forecasting and managing student loan borrower delinquency and default.
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closed 9/23/2020 via PR Web

Six Red Marbles, acquired Triple SSS Press

synopsis: Six Red Marbles (SRM) announces the acquisition of Triple SSS Press Media Development, Inc. (Triple SSS). Triple SSS has supported the educational content industry in print and online content/courseware development for nearly 20 years.
buyer parent: Jouve
buyer: Six Red Marbles
Six Red Marbles (SRM) delivers high-quality educational programs at scale and has decades of experience developing custom materials and assessments that can align with any educational standard. They have developed thousands of interactive learning programs. "
target: Triple SSS Press
Triple SSS Press has supported the educational content industry in print and online content/courseware development for nearly 20 years. Triple SSS provides digital content and courseware services to the educational and professional marketplace.
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closed 2/4/2004 via BusinessWire

Educational Testing Service, acquired The Pulliam Group

synopsis: Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world's premier educational assessment and research organization, today announced its acquisition of The Pulliam Group, a leading provider of educational software products and professional development services that enable assessment for improved student performance.
buyer: Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service is the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organization and a leader in educational research. The company is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals, educational institutions, and government bodies in almost 200 countries. "
target: The Pulliam Group
The Pulliam Group provides Educational Consulting Services in a number of specific areas to meet the needs of schools and school districts in the state of California and nationwide. The services of our firm adjust to meet the ever changing needs of schools, students, teachers and administrators. Th
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announced 12/6/2017 via BNC Analysis

Baring Private Equity Asia, will acquire Prometric

synopsis: Hong Kong-based buyout firm Baring Private Equity Asia is nearing a deal to acquire U.S. educational services company Prometric Inc. Prometric administers exams for organizations such as the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics.
buyer: Baring Private Equity Asia
Baring Private Equity Asia (BPEA) is one of the largest and most established private alternative investment firms in Asia, with total committed capital of over USD11 billion. The firm runs a pan-Asian investment program, sponsoring buyouts and providing growth capital to companies. "
target parent: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
target: Prometric
Prometric administers exams for organizations such as the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. The Baltimore, Maryland-based company manages an average of 7 million exams per year in 6,000 testing centers in more than 180 countries.
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announced 1/27/2017 via PR Newswire

Educational Testing Service, Inc., will acquire Questar Assessment, Inc.

synopsis: Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Questar Assessment Inc., a K–12 assessment solutions provider focused on building a bridge between learning and accountability. Subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, Questar will become a separate subsidiary of ETS.
buyer: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
Educational Testing Service, Inc. (ETS) is a non-profit that advances quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS provides customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning. and more. "
target parent: Camden Partners Holdings, LLC
target: Questar Assessment, Inc. (OTCPK:QUSA:$38.69)
Questar Assessment Inc. is a K–12 assessment solutions provider focused on building a bridge between learning and accountability. Their approach to meaningful assessment design, delivery, scoring, analysis, and reporting results in successful collaborations between educators and their teams.
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closed 9/16/2015 via Market Wire

Kira Talent, acquired LikeLive

synopsis: Kira Talent, the company behind Kira Academic, the video-based talent assessment platform designed for university and college admissions, announces that video interviewing service, LikeLive, will become a part of Kira Talent.
buyer: Kira Talent
Kira Talent is the company behind Kira Academic, the video-based talent assessment platform designed for university and college admissions. Kira is a talent assessment platform that adds an interactive video and written assessment into a school's existing admissions application. "
target parent: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
target: LikeLive
LikeLive is a cutting-edge, user-friendly platform created for college and job applicants to post video interviews. The LikeLive platform is private and secure. Working with top universities, career centers and corporations, LikeLive is the global leader in online interviews worldwide.
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closed 8/14/2013 via PR Web

ISTS, purchased Scholarship & Recognition Programs from ETS

synopsis: International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc., a leading provider of full-service scholarship, grant and tuition program management, announced it has acquired Scholarship & Recognition Programs (SRP), formerly a division of Educational Testing Service. SRP provides professional scholarship program design and management.
buyer: ISTS
International Scholarship and Tuition Services, Inc. (ISTS) specializes in providing scholarship, grant and tuition program management services. They tailor their services and online application to meet their clients’ specific needs and develop a customized plan to achieve their program objectives. "
seller: ETS
Educational Testing Service's Scholarship & Recognition Programs provide professional scholarship program design and management.
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closed 2/1/2012 via PR Newswire

Educational Testing Service, Inc., acquired MyCollegei

synopsis: Educational Testing Service, the world's leading measurement and research organization, has acquired mycollegei, a cutting-edge, user-friendly video interviewing platform created to assist colleges, universities, and corporations in more effectively managing their application process.
buyer: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
Educational Testing Service (ETS) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. "
target: MyCollegei
mycollegei is a cutting-edge, user-friendly video interviewing platform created to assist colleges, universities, and corporations in more effectively managing their application process. The platform allows admission officials and corporate recruiters to view candidates more holistically.
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closed 9/6/2011 via PR Newswire

Educational Testing Service, Inc., acquired Edusoft, Ltd.

synopsis: Educational Testing Service (ETS®), the world's leading educational assessment and research organization, has acquired Edusoft Ltd., a developer of interactive English Language Learning solutions worldwide. Edusoft's solutions have been used since 1990 in classrooms, on computers and online in more than 30 countries.
buyer: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
Educational Testing Service (ETS) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. "
target: Edusoft, Ltd.
Edusoft develops, customizes, and implements comprehensive English language learning solutions for a range of educational, government, and corporate sectors worldwide. Edusoft is a pioneer in delivering turnkey Blended Learning solutions and large-scale Distance Learning packages.
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closed 1/10/2011 via Market Wire

Educational Testing Service, acquired Computerized Assessments and Learning LLC

synopsis: Educational Testing Service (ETS) has purchased Computerized Assessments and Learning (CAL), LLC, an industry-leading computerized assessment company based in Lawrence, Kansas. CAL's adaptive testing platform provides products and services to support instructional and learning processes for K-12 education systems.
buyer: Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service (ETS) is a nonprofit organization that focuses on advancing quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. "
target: Computerized Assessments and Learning LLC
Computerized Assessments and Learning (CAL), LLC is an industry-leading computerized assessment company based in Lawrence, Kansas. CAL's adaptive testing platform provides products and services to support instructional and learning processes for K-12 education systems.
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closed 1/11/2010 via BNC Analysis

Pearson plc, acquired Assessment Training Institute

synopsis: Pearson Plc acquired the Assessment Training Institute, which provides professional development programs, conferences and seminars, school improvement professional services, interactive training videos, instructional DVDs, train-the- trainer programs, school leadership seminars, and on- site consulting and training services.
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: Educational Testing Service
target: Assessment Training Institute
Assessment Training Institute (ATI) helps teachers improve student achievement by integrating student-involved classroom assessment into day-to-day instruction.
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closed 10/15/2007 via BusinessWire

Educational Testing Service, acquired Thomson Prometric

synopsis: Prometric, previously a business of The Thomson Corporation and the global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services, today announced that its acquisition by ETS is complete.
buyer: Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service is the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organization and a leader in educational research. The company is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals, educational institutions, and government bodies in almost 200 countries. "
target parent: Thomson Reuters
target: Thomson Prometric
Thomson Prometric is the global leader in technology-enabled testing and assessment services for academic, professional, government, corporate and information technology markets. Thomson Prometric delivers standardized tests for 300 clients, in 26 languages.
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closed 2/4/2004 via BusinessWire

Educational Testing Service, acquired The Pulliam Group

synopsis: Educational Testing Service (ETS), the world's premier educational assessment and research organization, today announced its acquisition of The Pulliam Group, a leading provider of educational software products and professional development services that enable assessment for improved student performance.
buyer: Educational Testing Service
Educational Testing Service is the world's largest private educational testing and measurement organization and a leader in educational research. The company is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals, educational institutions, and government bodies in almost 200 countries. "
target: The Pulliam Group
The Pulliam Group provides Educational Consulting Services in a number of specific areas to meet the needs of schools and school districts in the state of California and nationwide. The services of our firm adjust to meet the ever changing needs of schools, students, teachers and administrators. Th
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closed 4/10/2017 via PR Newswire

The Learning House, Inc., acquired Advancement Courses

synopsis: The Learning House, Inc., an academic program manager (APM) for colleges and universities in the United States, has acquired Advancement Courses. Advancement Courses provides expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses to teachers for salary advancement and recertification.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals. "
target: Advancement Courses
Advancement Courses provides expertly-crafted, classroom-applicable courses to teachers for salary advancement and recertification. Their extensive curriculum includes over 150 graduate-level, self-paced courses in a broad range of subjects and available in both online and print-based formats.
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closed 4/25/2006 via Reuters

Pearson plc, acquired National Evaluation Systems

synopsis: Pearson Plc, the world's biggest educational publisher, said it had bought National Evaluation Systems Inc. (NES), expanding into the area of U.S. teacher certification testing. London-based Pearson, which did not disclose the purchase price, said on Tuesday closely held NES had sales of $73 million in 2005.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson plc
Educating 100 million people worldwide, Pearson Education is the global leader in integrated education publishing. "
target: National Evaluation Systems
An educational testing company that develops and administers customized teacher certification testing programs and other assessment programs in higher education. Our work covers assessments in more than one hundred content fields, professional teaching skills, and basic skills.
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announced 1/27/2017 via PR Newswire

Educational Testing Service, Inc., will acquire Questar Assessment, Inc.

synopsis: Educational Testing Service (ETS) announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Questar Assessment Inc., a K–12 assessment solutions provider focused on building a bridge between learning and accountability. Subject to regulatory approval and customary closing conditions, Questar will become a separate subsidiary of ETS.
buyer: Educational Testing Service, Inc.
Educational Testing Service, Inc. (ETS) is a non-profit that advances quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. ETS provides customized solutions for teacher certification, English language learning. and more. "
target parent: Camden Partners Holdings, LLC
target: Questar Assessment, Inc. (OTCPK:QUSA:$38.69)
Questar Assessment Inc. is a K–12 assessment solutions provider focused on building a bridge between learning and accountability. Their approach to meaningful assessment design, delivery, scoring, analysis, and reporting results in successful collaborations between educators and their teams.
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closed 6/1/2006 via PR Newswire

Touchstone Applied Science Associates, acquired Questar Educational Systems

synopsis: Touchstone Applied Science Associates, Inc. announced today it has acquired the larger, privately-held Questar Educational Systems, Inc. of Apple Valley, MN in a cash and stock transaction initially valued at $20 million with the opportunity to reach $32.5 million based on performance milestones.
buyer parent: Camden Partners Holdings, LLC
buyer: Touchstone Applied Science Associates (OTCPK:QUSA:$38.69)
Questar Educational Systems, Inc. provides educational assessment programs for the educational assessment industry in the United States. It provides solutions to the state and local education agencies and their testing programs. "
target: Questar Educational Systems
Questar Educational Systems was incorporated in 2000 to meet the growing demand for quality products and services and the timely delivery of those products and services to support statewide educational assessment programs.
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closed 3/12/2009 via PR Newswire

Core Projects & Technologies Ltd., purchased The K-12 Services Division from Princeton Review Inc.

synopsis: The Princeton Review, Inc., a leading provider of test preparation and educational support services, announced the completion of its previously announced sale of the assets of its K-12 Services Division to CORE Education and Consulting Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of CORE Projects & Technologies Limited.
buyer: Core Projects & Technologies Ltd.
CORE Projects & Technologies Ltd. is a global leader in Education Management Systems with a customer base spread across the USA, UK, Africa, Bahamas and the Caribbean. "
seller: Princeton Review Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
The Princeton Review is a pioneer in the world of education. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in New York City, the Company offers private tutoring and classroom and online test preparation to help students improve their scores in college and graduate school admissions tests.
price ($mm)
$9.50
rev ($mm)
$30
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/10/2008 via PR Newswire

Princeton Review Inc., acquired Test Services, Inc.

synopsis: The Princeton Review, Inc., a leading provider of test preparation and educational support services, announced the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Test Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Alta Colleges, Inc. and the owner and operator of ten Princeton Review franchises.
buyer: Princeton Review Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
The Princeton Review is a pioneer in the world of education. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in New York City, the Company offers private tutoring and classroom and online test preparation to help students improve their scores in college and graduate school admissions tests. "
target parent: Alta Colleges, Inc.
target: Test Services, Inc.
Test Services, Inc. provides test preparation services to students and prepares students for college and graduate school admissions exams, including SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and LSAT exams. They offer private tutorials, courses, and partnerships with high school and universities.
price ($mm)
$39
rev ($mm)
$15
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.6x
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)
$1.59*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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.
price ($mm)
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closed 3/13/2012 via Capital IQ

Benesse Corporation, acquired UP Inc.

synopsis: Benesse Holdings, Inc. has acquired 74.78% stake in UP Inc, provider of educational services in Nishinomiya, Japan.
buyer: Benesse Corporation (TSE:9783:$4,052.38)
Benesse Corporation is a Japanese company which focuses on correspondence education and publishing. "
target: UP Inc.
UP Inc. provides educational services. They help students develop their academic abilities and get through entrance examinations.
price ($mm)
$104*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/12/2016 via Company Press Release

Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd., acquired 100yingcai.com

synopsis: Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd. completed the acquisition of 100% stake in 100Yingcai.com. 100yingcai.com, based in Beijing, is the leader in the field of college entrance examination consulting services.
buyer: Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd. (SZSE:300010:$182.53)
Beijing Lanxum Technology Co., Ltd. is a supplier of office information system services. Lanxum Technology’s solutions and services mainly include file management outsourcing services, audio and video solutions and services, as well as content management solutions. "
target: 100yingcai.com
100yingcai.com, based in Beijing, is the leader in the field of college entrance examination consulting services.
price ($mm)
$42
rev ($mm)
$0
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3562.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/21/2020 via BNC Analysis

Groupe EDH SAS, acquired CREAD Institut

synopsis: Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman), a private higher education group in France, has acquired CREAD Institut, a private higher education institution in France that focuses on interior design. CREAD Institut offers courses for interior design, level II certification (France) and level 6 certification (EU).
buyer: Groupe EDH SAS
Groupe EDH (Ecoles Denis Huisman) is a leader in private French higher education with schools that offer training programs in communication (EFAP), culture related businesses (ICART), and journalism (EFJ). Groupe EDH has locations in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Lille and New York. "
target: CREAD Institut
CREAD Institut is a private higher education institution in France that focuses on interior design. CREAD Institut is managed by interior designers to train the interior designers of tomorrow. They offer courses for interior design, level II certification (France) and level 6 certification (EU).
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
announced 2/4/2015 via BNC Analysis

Intueri Education Group Limited, will acquire Information Technology Training Institute

synopsis: New Zealand's largest private training college Intueri Education Group has agreed to buy the Information Technology Training Institute (ITTI). They offer courses in IT service, networking, and computer systems administration and engineering with certification in CompTIA, Microsoft, or Cisco upon completion.
buyer: Intueri Education Group Limited (NZSE:IQE:$13.22)
The Intueri Education Group is one of New Zealand's largest private vocational educational groups. They specialise in providing industry relevant training across a number of exciting industries and they work closely with those industries to ensure their graduates find employment. "
target: Information Technology Training Institute
Information Technology Training Institute (ITTI) is a Private Tertiary Education Institute, a specialist provider of courses in IT service, networking, and computer systems administration and engineering. Every course leads to an international certification: CompTIA, Microsoft, or Cisco.
price ($mm)
$0.79
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 8/11/2008 via PR Newswire

Ross Learning LLC, acquired The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology

synopsis: Huron Capital Partners announced that its St. Clair-based portfolio company, Ross Education LLC, has acquired The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology. The transaction further expands Ross's presence in the Ohio market and enhances its portfolio of medical curriculum offerings.
buyer parent: Huron Capital Partners LLC
buyer: Ross Learning LLC
Ross Education LLC is the owner of Ross Medical Education Center. Ross has offered short-term vocational and career training programs for over 30 years. Ross Medical Education Center operates in 14 communities in Michigan, Florida and Georgia. "
target: The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology
Based in Cincinnati, OH, The Institute of Medical and Dental Technology provides post-secondary career education in allied health fields. IMDT offers certificate programs in medical assisting and dental assisting to students in the greater Cincinnati area.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 9/26/2018 via BNC Analysis

Cours Legendre SAS, acquired Methodia SAS

synopsis: Methodia has been bought by Les Cours Legendre, a French tutoring company. Based in Lyon and Paris, Methodia is a major player in the innovative training market. Methodia offers innovative training courses for individuals and businesses to help them succeed in their professional challenges.
buyer parent: AXA Group
buyer: Cours Legendre SAS
For more than 50 years, Les Cours Legendre has been helping students succeed through its tutoring and support services. Based in France, Cours Legendre is the expert in all aspects of school support. "
target: Methodia SAS
Based in Lyon and Paris, Methodia is a major player in the innovative training market. Methodia offers innovative training courses for individuals and businesses to help them succeed in their professional challenges, everywhere.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/24/2008 via PR Newswire

Princeton Review Inc., acquired The Princeton Review of Orange County, Inc.

synopsis: The Princeton Review, Inc., a leading provider of test preparation and educational support services, completed its acquisition of The Princeton Review of Orange County, Inc., the operator of The Princeton Review franchises in several southern California locations, as well as certain assets and rights associated with those operations.
buyer: Princeton Review Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
The Princeton Review is a pioneer in the world of education. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in New York City, the Company offers private tutoring and classroom and online test preparation to help students improve their scores in college and graduate school admissions tests. "
target: The Princeton Review of Orange County, Inc.
The Princeton Review of Orange County, Inc. is the operator of The Princeton Review franchises in several southern California locations, as well as certain assets and rights associated with those operations. TPROC operates franchises in several locations in California.
price ($mm)
$31
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/24/2007 via BNC Analysis

Bain Capital, Prides Capital Partners, LLC, purchased a minority stake in Princeton Review Inc.

synopsis: Princeton Review Inc. said Bain Capital Ventures and Prides Capital agreed to invest $60 million in the group and named Michael Perik as its new chief executive effective immediately. Under the agreement, the private equity investors will buy $60 million worth of preferred stock in the test preparation tutoring group.
buyer: Bain Capital
buyer: Prides Capital Partners, LLC
Founded in 1984, Bain Capital's primary aim is to acquire or invest in companies that have excellent potential for equity appreciation. Bain Capital's approach is to develop partnerships with exceptional management teams. "
target: Princeton Review Inc. (REVU:$188.75)
The Princeton Review is a pioneer in the world of education. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in New York City, the Company offers private tutoring and classroom and online test preparation to help students improve their scores in college and graduate school admissions tests.
price ($mm)
$60
rev ($mm)
$150
EBITDA ($mm)
$4
EV / rev
0.4x
EV / EBITDA
16.4x
closed 1/24/2018 via BNC Analysis

Grupo SEB, acquired Colegio e Vestibular de A a Z

synopsis: Grupo SEB, which belongs to entrepreneur Chaim Zaher, announced the acquisition of the Colégio e Vestibular de A a Z of Rio de Janeiro. Colégio e Vestibular de A a Z offers courses from the 9th year of elementary school to the third grade of high school, as well as pre-college entrance exam preparation courses.
buyer: Grupo SEB
Grupo SEB (Sistema Educacional Brasileiro) is one of the most respected education groups in Brazil. Grupo SEB operates several schools, from early education to higher education, located across different states in Brazil. "
target: Colegio e Vestibular de A a Z
Colégio e Vestibular de A a Z is a Brazilian educational institution founded in 2006. Colégio e Vestibular de A a Z offers courses from the 9th year of elementary school to the third grade of high school, as well as pre-college entrance exam preparation courses.
price ($mm)
$22
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/31/2017 via BNC Analysis

Grupo SEB, acquired COC Floripa

synopsis: Grupo SEB (Sistema Educacional Brasileiro), one of the most respected education groups in Brazil, has acquired an 80% stake in COC Floripa, an educational institution in Brazil that offers high school and pre-college exam preparation courses. COC Floripa offers a variety of differentiated activities, workshops, and projects to help students learn.
buyer: Grupo SEB
Grupo SEB (Sistema Educacional Brasileiro) is one of the most respected education groups in Brazil. Grupo SEB operates several schools, from early education to higher education, located across different states in Brazil. "
target: COC Floripa
COC Floripa is an educational institution in Brazil that offers high school and pre-college exam preparation courses. They have a variety of differentiated activities, workshops, and projects dedicated to help high school students learn.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
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EV / EBITDA
announced 10/4/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pearson Longman, will acquire Educational Resources Pte Ltd

synopsis: AEC Education PLC, which offers a number of diploma and degree programs up to the post-graduate level to students in the Asian region, said it has agreed to sell its non-core examinations subsidiary, Educational Resources Pte Ltd, or ER, to Pearson Education South Asia Pte. Ltd.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: Pearson Longman
In Singapore since 1965, Pearson Longman draws on experiences, heritage and networks to bring numerous quality instructional programmes and resources that are tailor-made to the latest syllabuses from the Singapore Ministry of Education. "
target parent: AEC Education Plc
target: Educational Resources Pte Ltd
AEC Education Plc offers a number of diploma and degree programs up to the post-graduate level to students in the Asian region. They have both class-based instruction and distance learning to post-graduate degree level.
price ($mm)
$4.03
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
1.3x
EV / EBITDA
25.0x
closed 1/4/2008 via

AEC Education Plc, acquired Educational Resources Pte Ltd

synopsis: AEC is pleased to announce the exchange of contracts to acquire the 65% of Educational Resources Pte Ltd that it does not already own (“the Acquisition”) with effect from 4 January 2008. ER is incorporated in Singapore and has four wholly owned subsidiaries. Following the Acquisition, AEC will hold 100% of the issued share capital of ER.
buyer: AEC Education Plc (AIM:AEC:$10.66)
AEC Education Plc provides a range of educational courses and training programs, both as tutored courses leading to qualifications and by way of distance learning under various arrangements with universities, primarily in Singapore and Malaysia. "
target: Educational Resources Pte Ltd
Educational Resources provides curriculum resources, library books, educational multimedia and teaching resources to schools in Singapore.
price ($mm)
$0.58*
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA

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