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announced 1/3/2014 via PR Web

Connections Education LLC, will acquire Advanced Academics

synopsis: Connections Education, a leading K-12 virtual education provider, has acquired the education products and service assets of Advanced Academics (AAI), an e-learning provider serving grades 6-12 and part of DeVry Education Group Inc.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: 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. "
target parent: DeVry Inc.
target: Advanced Academics
Advanced Academics, Inc., specializes in partnering with schools throughout the nation to deliver web-based course instruction with highly qualified teachers through a proprietary technology platform specifically designed for secondary education.
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closed 1/8/2020 via BNC Analysis

Capital A Investment Partners, acquired Kofschip Groep

synopsis: Investment company Capital A has taken over the Kofschip Groep educational automation company. Kofschip sells digital learning resources and IT solutions to educational institutions through seven distinct brands. These brands include Slim.nl, MBOwebshop.nl, VOwebshop.nl, Slimindeklas.nl, and more.
buyer: Capital A Investment Partners
Capital A invests in companies in the Netherlands and Belgium that have a strong growth outlook (whether autonomous or acquisitive). Their participations mainly consist of large minority or small majority stakes – they always emphasise partnership with their management teams. "
target: Kofschip Groep
Kofschip Groep, originally a family business, is a group of technology companies active in the Dutch educational market, formed around seven distinct brands. It serves approx. 1.2m students, 90k teachers, 40k teaching assistants and virtually all schools (600) in secondary and vocational education.
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closed 3/27/2019 via BNC Analysis

Squla, acquired WRTS.nl

synopsis: With the acquisition of WRTS, Squla becomes a player in the market for digital learning materials in secondary education. Squla, designer of educational games for children, takes over fellow industry partner WRTS from Young Capital. WRTS focuses on learning words in language courses in secondary education.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Squla
Squla is the leading consumer education brand for parents and their children in the Netherlands. Squla provides interactive educational tools for primary school students. Squla is linked to the Dutch national curriculum and is designed to supplement a student’s education in a fun and adaptive way. "
target parent: YoungCapital
target: WRTS.nl
WRTS focuses on learning words in language courses in secondary education. For more than 10 years, WRTS has ensured that the students in the Netherlands can learn words and rows by heart with an online hearing program.
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closed 5/30/2018 via BusinessWire

ECS Learning Systems, Inc., acquired PrepWorks

synopsis: Asteria Education, Inc., DBA ECS Learning Systems, the leading Integrated Standards Prep™ company and developer of STAAR MASTER, announced the acquisition of Miami-based PREPWORKS, a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning.
buyer parent: Asteria Education, Inc.
buyer: ECS Learning Systems, Inc.
Founded in 1982 in San Antonio, Texas, ECS Learning Systems is the Integrated Standards Prep™ company publishing STAAR MASTER®, TestSMART® and Novel Units®. From the beginning, their company mission has been to create quality, innovative K-12 resources that make teaching easier. "
target: PrepWorks
PREPWORKS is a globally recognized leader in education technology and competency-based learning. With a combination of intelligent software, courseware, and reporting, Prepworks is disrupting student achievement in secondary school and higher education to promote college and career readiness.
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closed 12/27/2017 via BNC Analysis

Wey Education Plc, acquired Academy 21

synopsis: Wey Education PLC, the AIM listed holding company of an educational group providing services online worldwide, has acquired Academy 21, a virtual school with a similar organizational structure to a small school or pupil referral unit. Academy21 has a strong track record of working with vulnerable and disengaged students.
buyer: Wey Education Plc (AIM:WEY:$3.28)
Wey Education plc is the AIM listed holding company of an educational group providing services online worldwide. Wey operates two main divisions –InterHigh, a non-selective fee paying secondary school, and a B2B division serving other educational companies and schools – Wey ecademy. "
target: Academy 21
Academy21 is a virtual school with a similar organizational structure to a small school or pupil referral unit. Academy21 has a strong track record of working with vulnerable and disengaged students.
price ($mm)
$2.13
rev ($mm)
$1
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EV / rev
2.1x
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closed 2/3/2015 via BNC Analysis

Wey Education Plc, acquired InterHigh Education Ltd

synopsis: Wey Education has acquired online education platform InterHigh Education. Interhigh Education provides a complete secondary school service over the internet. InterHigh Education offers Key Stage 3 and 4, IGCSEs and A levels as well as recognised vocational courses.
buyer: Wey Education Plc (AIM:WEY:$3.28)
Wey Education is bringing innovative, fresh thinking to learning, evolving and developing new models of teaching and learning; to provide a framework for lasting success. Wey Education’s Wey e-cademy concept is one clear example of this – aiming to be England’s first online state-funded school. "
target: InterHigh Education Ltd
Interhigh Education provides a complete secondary school service over the internet. InterHigh Education offers Key Stage 3 and 4, IGCSEs and A levels as well as recognised vocational courses. It also provides a virtual learning platform under license to other educators and education services.
price ($mm)
$1.18
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
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0.9x
EV / EBITDA
5.1x
closed 6/20/2013 via Company Press Release

Capita PLC, acquired Creating Careers

synopsis: Capita plc announces the acquisition of specialist online learning company, Creating Careers Ltd, for an undisclosed sum. Creating Careers has been developing and supplying accredited e-learning solutions to the further and secondary education sectors for years through its vision2learn product suite.
buyer: Capita PLC (LSE:CPI:$5,630.52)
Capita PLC is the UK's leading provider of BPO and integrated professional support service solutions, at the leading edge of redefining and transforming services. They deliver back office administration and front office customer services to private and public sector organizations. "
target: Creating Careers
Creating Careers Ltd is the company behind the vision2learn brand - the UK market leader for developing and supplying accredited online National Qualifications to the Further Education sector.
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closed 7/26/2012 via BNC Analysis

TSL Education Ltd., acquired TES Brightspark

synopsis: TSL Education is the sole owner of online tutoring platform TES Brightspark, after acquiring founder Tom Hooper's 50% stake. The education resources firm acquired half of Brightspark in March 2011. BrightSpark is an online learning company focused on math at primary and secondary level.
buyer parent: Charterhouse Capital Partners
buyer: TSL Education Ltd.
TSL Education Limited operates as an educational publishing company in the United Kingdom. The company offers online resources, newspapers, magazines, Websites, events, and exhibitions for the professional educational field covering from primary through to further and higher education. "
target: TES Brightspark
TES BrightSpark is an online learning company focused on math at primary and secondary level. The company provides one-to-one tutoring online, integrated with structured curriculum content and state of the art technology.
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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 11/1/2007 via BusinessWire

DeVry Inc., acquired Advanced Academics

synopsis: DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Advanced Academics Inc., a leading provider of online secondary education, for $27.5 million in cash.
buyer: DeVry Inc. (ATGE:$1,231.21)
DeVry Inc., is the holding company for DeVry University, Ross University and Becker Conviser Professional Review. DeVry University offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs in technology, business and management. "
target: Advanced Academics
Advanced Academics, Inc., specializes in partnering with schools throughout the nation to deliver web-based course instruction with highly qualified teachers through a proprietary technology platform specifically designed for secondary education.
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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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announced 5/15/2015 via BNC Analysis

EA Education Group Inc, will acquire Duke College

synopsis: EA Education Group Inc. has entered into a conditional share purchase agreement with Duke College Inc. Duke College is a Canadian private high school providing high-quality education to qualified students around the globe.
buyer: EA Education Group Inc (CNSX:EA:$1.66)
EA Education Group Inc. is a leading provider serving the unique needs of international junior and senior high school students and an active promoter of international education & cultural exchange between Canada and China. "
target: Duke College
Duke College is a Canadian private high school providing high-quality education to qualified students around the globe. Not only students can attend Duke's traditional school setting, but also they can have access to its unique programs through on-line technologies.
price ($mm)
$0.45
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closed 11/7/2012 via BNC Analysis

MacMillan Publishers, Inc., acquired Sapling Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Education and publishing stalwart Macmillan U.S. acquired Sapling Learning Inc., an Austin, Texas-based start-up that puts homework and gradebooks online, with a focus on the needs of science students and teachers in high school and college.
buyer parent: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck GmbH
buyer: MacMillan Publishers, Inc.
Macmillan is a media company that publishes a wide range of books, magazines, and digital products for the consumer and education markets. The company is held by Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck. "
target: Sapling Learning, Inc.
Sapling Learning provides the most effective interactive homework and instruction, proven to improve student learning outcomes for the problem solving disciplines. Over 100,000 students, instructors, and authors use Sapling’s instructional technology, digital media, and educational content.
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closed 6/26/2012 via PR Web

Catapult Learning LLC, acquired Non-Public Educational Services, Inc.

synopsis: Catapult Learning, a leading Intervention Service Provider for K-12 Schools, announced that it has acquired Non-Public Educational Services, Inc. (NESI), a leading provider of intervention services, charter school support services, and military education and training programs.
buyer parent: The Carlyle Group
buyer: Catapult Learning LLC
Catapult Learning is the nation’s leading provider of educational services to public, private and religious schools. Catapult Learning partners with educational institutions to provide publicly funded services that are designed to improve academic achievement for struggling students. "
target: Non-Public Educational Services, Inc.
Non-Public Educational Services, Inc. provides educational services in four main areas: Title I programs to public and non-public schools, charter school services, virtual high school programs, and military education and training programs.
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closed 7/19/2011 via PR Newswire

Ascend Learning, acquired PrepMe

synopsis: PrepMe announced the sale of its adaptive learning platform and virtual classroom to Ascend Learning, a leading digital and print education company. PrepMe will continue to provide online college preparation and Coursification™ services under license from Ascend Learning.
buyer parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
buyer: Ascend Learning
Ascend Learning is a leading provider of technology-based educational, curriculum and assessment solutions for the healthcare industry and other vocational fields. It is renowned for delivering solutions that result in higher-performing student results at a lower cost. "
target: PrepMe
PrepMe is a leader in the online test preparation and course delivery space. The company offers an adaptive learning platform that is used by publishers to transform their content into highly engaging, personalized online courses.
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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
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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 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 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 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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announced 1/3/2014 via PR Web

Connections Education LLC, will acquire Advanced Academics

synopsis: Connections Education, a leading K-12 virtual education provider, has acquired the education products and service assets of Advanced Academics (AAI), an e-learning provider serving grades 6-12 and part of DeVry Education Group Inc.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: 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. "
target parent: DeVry Inc.
target: Advanced Academics
Advanced Academics, Inc., specializes in partnering with schools throughout the nation to deliver web-based course instruction with highly qualified teachers through a proprietary technology platform specifically designed for secondary education.
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closed 11/1/2007 via BusinessWire

DeVry Inc., acquired Advanced Academics

synopsis: DeVry Inc., a global provider of educational services, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Advanced Academics Inc., a leading provider of online secondary education, for $27.5 million in cash.
buyer: DeVry Inc. (ATGE:$1,231.21)
DeVry Inc., is the holding company for DeVry University, Ross University and Becker Conviser Professional Review. DeVry University offers associate, bachelor's and master's degree programs in technology, business and management. "
target: Advanced Academics
Advanced Academics, Inc., specializes in partnering with schools throughout the nation to deliver web-based course instruction with highly qualified teachers through a proprietary technology platform specifically designed for secondary education.
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announced 1/3/2014 via PR Web

Connections Education LLC, will acquire Advanced Academics

synopsis: Connections Education, a leading K-12 virtual education provider, has acquired the education products and service assets of Advanced Academics (AAI), an e-learning provider serving grades 6-12 and part of DeVry Education Group Inc.
buyer parent: Pearson plc
buyer: 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. "
target parent: DeVry Inc.
target: Advanced Academics
Advanced Academics, Inc., specializes in partnering with schools throughout the nation to deliver web-based course instruction with highly qualified teachers through a proprietary technology platform specifically designed for secondary education.
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$2.00
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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.
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$400
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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:$465.00)
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
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$368
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$50
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1.1x
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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.
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$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.
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$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
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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:$561.47)
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]*
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$304
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$36
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1.1x
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9.6x
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.
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$12
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$8
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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.
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$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)
$1.97
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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)
$20
rev ($mm)
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
EV / EBITDA
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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