Like Vostro Institute of Training Australia

closed 1/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Academies Australasia Pty Limited, acquired Vostro Institute of Training Australia

synopsis: Academies Australasia announced the acquisition of the entire share capital of Vostro Institute of Training Australia Pty Ltd. The company delivers nationally recognized qualifications from Certificate II to Diploma level in industry areas including business, manufacturing, health services, and more.
buyer: Academies Australasia Pty Limited (ASX:AKG:$37.46)
Academies Australasia is an education provider that service through 10 separately colleges operating in Australia and Singapore. They offer English language, Senior High School, Singapore Government School Preparatory Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor and Master degree courses. "
target: Vostro Institute of Training Australia
Vostro Institute of Training Australia is a leader in flexible and cutting-edge classroom and workplace training programmes. They deliver nationally recognized qualifications from Certificate II to Diploma level in industry areas including business, manufacturing, health services, and more.
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$1.75 [$0.92]
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$4
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$1
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1.8x
closed 1/1/2018 via Company Press Release

Netmind, acquired B2T Training LLC

synopsis: B2T Training LLC, a leading provider of business analysis training and agile transformation services based in Atlanta, GA announced that it has been acquired by Netmind International LLC. B2T Training offers coaching services in a variety of ways throughout the learning process and beyond, including individual and team level support.
buyer: Netmind
For more than 30 years, Netmind has a been focused on training and promoting digital business through IT people. Services include IT management training, IT talent empowerment, IT culture transformation and IT agility and improvement. "
target: B2T Training LLC
B2T Training LLC is a leading provider of business analysis training and agile transformation services based in Atlanta, GA. B2T Training offers coaching services in a variety of ways throughout the learning process and beyond, including individual and team level support.
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announced 6/19/2017 via BNC Analysis

CVC Capital Partners, will acquire QA Ltd.

synopsis: CVC Capital Partners has agreed to acquire a majority stake in QA, a UK-based IT training business, from EMK Capital and Bregal Investments.
buyer: CVC Capital Partners
CVC Capital Partners is one of the world’s leading private equity and investment advisory firms. Founded in 1981, CVC employs over 420 people throughout Europe, Asia and the US. The CVC team's local knowledge and extensive contacts underpin a proven 35-year track record of investment success. "
target parent: Bregal Investments
target: QA Ltd.
QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders. They offer a complete range of business and IT training.
price ($mm)
$886
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EBITDA ($mm)
$63
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14.0x
closed 3/3/2016 via BusinessWire

ISACA, acquired CMMI® Institute

synopsis: ISACA, the professional association for IT governance, assurance and cybersecurity professionals, announced that it has acquired CMMI® Institute, the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process and technology.
buyer: ISACA
ISACA provides knowledge, standards, networking, credentialing and career development to IT and cybersecurity professionals. Through its comprehensive guidance and services, ISACA defines the roles of information systems governance, security, risk and assurance professionals worldwide. "
target parent: Carnegie Mellon University
target: CMMI® Institute
CMMI Institute is the organization behind the Capability Maturity Model Integration, the globally adopted capability improvement framework that guides organizations in high-performance operations. CMMI Institute provides the tools for organizations to benchmark their capabilities and build maturity.
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closed 4/1/2014 via PR Newswire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Effective-Learning A/S

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider GP Strategies Corporation completed the acquisition of the Effective-People and Effective-Learning companies, leading providers of human capital management solutions. Effective-People and Effective-Learning will operate as a part of GP Strategies' Learning Solutions group.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies Corporation is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. "
target: Effective-Learning A/S
Effective Learning and its sister company Effective-People are providers of human capital management solutions, including sales and support of the full SuccessFactors Business Execution Platform, eLearning and blended learning solutions, as well as recruitment and employee development services.
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closed 5/3/2013 via Company Press Release

Capita PLC, acquired Blue Sky Performance Improvement

synopsis: Capita PLC acquired Blue Sky Performance Improvement, a UK-based learning and development business that specialises in behavior change. Blue Sky provides bespoke, high quality learning and development solutions for executive level employees, through to field based and contact centre frontline staff.
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: Blue Sky Performance Improvement
Blue Sky Performance Improvement provides a combination of coaching, consulting and training for senior leadership teams, first line managers and front line sales and service staff- all geared towards improving business performance.
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closed 8/24/2009 via BusinessWire

Global Knowledge, Inc., acquired Nexient Learning Inc.

synopsis: Global Knowledge announced that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of Nexient Learning Inc., Canada’s largest corporate training provider. The combination of Global Knowledge's Canadian operations with those of Nexient establishes Global Knowledge as Canada’s leading provider of IT and business skills training.
buyer parent: Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
buyer: Global Knowledge, Inc.
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business training. Global Knowledge delivers via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling its customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services. "
target: Nexient Learning Inc.
Nexient Learning Inc. is the largest corporate training and talent development company in Canada. Nexient delivers the broadest choice of top calibre, industry-recognized curricula in information technology, business process improvement and leadership business solutions.
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closed 12/19/2008 via PR Newswire

Johnson & Johnson, acquired Human Performance Institute

synopsis: Extending its capabilities in wellness and prevention, Johnson & Johnson announced it has acquired LGE Performance Systems, Inc., a privately held company located in Orlando, Florida, known as Human Performance Institute.
buyer: Johnson & Johnson (JNJ:$81,325.00)
Johnson & Johnson embraces research and science - bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Johnson & Johnson companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. "
target: Human Performance Institute
Human Performance Institute is both a campus-based institute and client-location provider of training programs, including its Corporate Athlete(R) course, designed to manage energy to create and sustain high performance.
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closed 1/17/2008 via RTT News

Bear Capital Growth Partners, acquired Crestcom International, Ltd.

synopsis: Bear Growth Capital Partners, an affiliate of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking, the private equity arm of Bear Stearns Companies Inc. (BSC) said Thursday that it has made a majority investment in Crestcom International, LLC in connection with a recapitalization of the company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Bear Stearns Companies, Inc.
buyer: Bear Capital Growth Partners
Bear Growth Capital Partners is an affiliate of Bear Stearns Merchant Banking, the private equity arm of The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. BGCP focuses on making investments in middle market companies valued between $25 and $150 million. "
target: Crestcom International, Ltd.
Crestcom Franchisees market and deliver training in the areas of Sales, Recruiting, Customer Service and particularly Management Skills Development. Each month, thousands of executives and managers from more than 200 major cities in 50+ countries on 6 continents participate in Crestcom Training.
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closed 6/5/2007 via PR Newswire

Novations Group, Inc., acquired ProGroup, Inc

synopsis: Novations Group, Inc., a global training and consulting organization, has acquired ProGroup, Inc., a Minneapolis-based provider of corporate diversity training. Founded in 1986 and staffed by more than two-dozen professionals, ProGroup offers a comprehensive range of diversity products and services.
buyer parent: MCG Global, LLC
buyer: Novations Group, Inc.
Novations Group Inc. (NGI) is a global professional services firm committed to building human performance through specific consulting, training, technology, and measurement solutions. "
target: ProGroup, Inc
ProGroup's mission is to partner with organizations to meet their business goals by creating workplaces where all employees perform to their full potential and meet the needs of today's increasingly diverse marketplaces.
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closed 4/19/2007 via PR Newswire

BEI Consulting merged with i3Logic,

synopsis: Two leading providers of business performance improvement products and services, i3Logic and BEI Consulting have announced the merger of the two companies, according to Rom LaPointe, i3Logic president.
buyer: i3Logic
For over 25 years, i3Logic has been an industry-leading innovator of business communication solutions. Today, we focus on creating learning solutions that help companies perform, communicate and learn more effectively. "
target: BEI Consulting
BEI Consulting provides companies of all sizes with the tools, methods, and resources to improve human performance and business results. We identify the gap between current and desired levels of performance, and create the most appropriate, cost effective solutions to eliminate the performance gap.
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announced 2/14/2007 via BusinessWire

Market Scan Information Systems Inc., will acquire Paul D. Cummings World Wide Enterprises

synopsis: Market Scan Information Systems Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire all of the outstanding stock of Paul D. Cummings World Wide Enterprises Corporation, a leading provider of online training and dealer management controls.
buyer: Market Scan Information Systems Inc.
Market Scan Information Systems Inc. a leader in financing software solutions for automotive dealers. The flagship line, Modular Dealership Suite, delivers a wide range of integrated solutions and services designed to speed transaction time and to increase profits and customer satisfaction. "
target: Paul D. Cummings World Wide Enterprises
Paul D. Cummings World Wide is recognized as the industry leader in providing sales and leadership strategies, technologies and solutions that work. PDCWWE recently launched PaulTvLive, a web-based virtual training system that has forever changed the way companies educate their team members.
price ($mm)
$36
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closed 8/9/2006 via PR Newswire

The Providence Service Corporation, acquired Innovative Employment Solutions

synopsis: The Providence Service Corporation announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Providence Community Services, Inc., has acquired substantially all the assets of Innovative Employment Solutions, the workforce development services division of Ross Education, LLC, a Michigan-based provider of vocational school job training & related services.
buyer: The Providence Service Corporation (PRSC:$1,634.25)
Providence Service Corporation, through its owned and managed entities, provides home and community based social services to government sponsored clients under programs such as welfare, juvenile justice, Medicaid and corrections. "
target parent: Huron Capital Partners LLC
target: Innovative Employment Solutions
Innovative Employment Solutions is the workforce development services division of Ross Education, LLC, a Michigan-based provider of vocational school job training & related services and the owner of Ross Medical Education Center.
price ($mm)
$7.80
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closed 1/2/2003 via PR Newswire

Corinthian Colleges, Inc., acquired Learning Tree University, Inc.

synopsis: Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (Nasdaq: COCO), today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Learning Tree University, Inc.
buyer: Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (COCO:$1,480.80)
Corinthian Colleges is one of the largest post-secondary education companies in North America, with annual revenues of $1.3 billion and a student population of over 86,000 students. The company's mission is to prepare students for careers in demand or for advancement in their chosen field. "
target parent: Corinthian Colleges, Inc.
target: Learning Tree University, Inc.
LTU was founded in 1974, and annually conducts more than 5,000 proprietary corporate training and continuing education courses to approximately 35,000 students. Approximately 450 instructor-led courses are delivered online annually. The organization provides instruction to more than 3,500 companies
price ($mm)
$5.30
rev ($mm)
$6
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EV / rev
1.3x
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closed 1/31/2018 via Company Description

TiER1 Performance Solutions, acquired IANSITI Performance Group, Inc.

synopsis: TiER1 has acquired IANSITI Performance Group, Inc., a results-based learning and organizational change company. IANSITI Performance Group, Inc. is a leading learning, strategy, and change implementation company based in Atlanta.
buyer: TiER1 Performance Solutions
TiER1 Performance Solutions helps organizations improve the performance of their employees. From holistic strategy to custom learning solutions, creative communications to effective training programs, Tier1 provides the knowledge needed to achieve success to the world’s best organizations. "
target: IANSITI Performance Group, Inc.
IANSITI Performance Group, Inc. is a leading learning, strategy, and change implementation company based in Atlanta. IANSITI Performance Group, Inc. is an award-winning consulting firm that assesses, trains and coaches managers, executives, and sales and customer service professionals.
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closed 5/14/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Brown & Brown Inc., acquired Automotive Development Group

synopsis: Brown & Brown, Inc. has acquired substantially all of the assets of Automotive Development Group, a performance improvement company. They help dealers to get better results through training and coaching their employees on their Proactive Selling System for Sales, Service, F&I and BDC/Phone Skills.
buyer: Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO:$1,913.04)
Brown & Brown, Inc. and its subsidiaries offer a broad range of insurance and reinsurance products and services, as well as risk management, third party administration, managed health care, and Medicare set-aside services and programs. "
target: Automotive Development Group
Automotive Development Group is a performance improvement company. They help dealers to get better results through training and coaching their employees on their Proactive Selling System for Sales, Service, F&I and BDC/Phone Skills.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$11
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0.0x
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closed 1/25/2007 via BusinessWire

GP Strategies Corporation, acquired Sandy Corp.

synopsis: Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation the operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation completed its previously announced acquisition of certain operating assets and the business of Sandy Corporation.
buyer: GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE:GPX:$504.99)
GP Strategies Corporation—whose principal operating subsidiary is General Physics Corporation (GP)—is a NYSE-listed company (GPX). GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-learning solutions, management consulting, and engineering services. "
target parent: Automatic Data Processing, Inc.
target: Sandy Corp.
For more than 30 years Sandy has helped some of this country's largest companies improve their performance, processes and products. Sandy offers custom sales training and print-based and electronic publications primarily to the automotive industry.
price ($mm)
$12
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$60
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closed 11/26/2018 via BusinessWire

Golden Gate Capital, acquired Vector Solutions

synopsis: Golden Gate Capital, a leading private equity investment firm, announced that it has completed the acquisition of Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, from Providence Equity Partners, a premier global private equity firm.
buyer: Golden Gate Capital
Golden Gate Capital is a privately held enterprise with over $15 billion in committed capital. They operate as a private holding company and recapitalize, restructure, and ultimately build meaningful businesses in partnership with management over an indefinite time horizon. "
target parent: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
target: Vector Solutions
Vector Solutions, a leader in eLearning and performance support, provides award-winning SaaS solutions for the architecture, engineering, construction, industrial, facilities management, public safety, IT and education industries.
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closed 12/26/2014 via BNC Analysis

Providence Equity Partners Inc., acquired VectorLearning

synopsis: LLR Partners has sold a majority stake in online education company VectorLearning.com Inc. to Providence Equity Partners. VectorLearning currently operates RedVector and Target Solutions, which provides online training for firefighters and emergency medical services providers.
buyer: Providence Equity Partners Inc.
Providence Equity Partners is the leading global private equity firm specializing in equity investments in media, communications, education, and information companies around the world. "
target parent: LLR Partners
target: VectorLearning
VectorLearning sets the standard for excellence in delivering online continuing education (CE) to a broad range of industries, including architecture, engineering and construction (AEC), as well as industrial, facilities management and public safety fields.
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closed 6/11/2015 via GlobeNewswire

GovLoop, Inc., acquired TMGov

synopsis: GovLoop, the knowledge network for government, announced its acquisition of TMGov, an association of over 100,000+ government talent management leaders, and its TMGovU online learning university. TMGovU is an online learning academy for government and the broader public sector.
buyer parent: Actua Corporation
buyer: GovLoop, Inc.
GovLoop is the premier social network connecting the government community; a powerful space where those that work in and around government can collaborate, socialize and support each other in an effort to make government better. GovLoop’s mission is to connect government to improve government. "
target: TMGov
TMGov is the owner of TMGovU which is an online learning academy for government and the broader public sector. It is focused on providing the most current and relevant human capital and leadership courses available.
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closed 1/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Academies Australasia Pty Limited, acquired Vostro Institute of Training Australia

synopsis: Academies Australasia announced the acquisition of the entire share capital of Vostro Institute of Training Australia Pty Ltd. The company delivers nationally recognized qualifications from Certificate II to Diploma level in industry areas including business, manufacturing, health services, and more.
buyer: Academies Australasia Pty Limited (ASX:AKG:$37.46)
Academies Australasia is an education provider that service through 10 separately colleges operating in Australia and Singapore. They offer English language, Senior High School, Singapore Government School Preparatory Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor and Master degree courses. "
target: Vostro Institute of Training Australia
Vostro Institute of Training Australia is a leader in flexible and cutting-edge classroom and workplace training programmes. They deliver nationally recognized qualifications from Certificate II to Diploma level in industry areas including business, manufacturing, health services, and more.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1.75 [$0.92]
rev ($mm)
$4
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$1
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0.2x
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1.8x
closed 1/31/2014 via BNC Analysis

Academies Australasia Pty Limited, acquired Vostro Institute of Training Australia

synopsis: Academies Australasia announced the acquisition of the entire share capital of Vostro Institute of Training Australia Pty Ltd. The company delivers nationally recognized qualifications from Certificate II to Diploma level in industry areas including business, manufacturing, health services, and more.
buyer: Academies Australasia Pty Limited (ASX:AKG:$37.46)
Academies Australasia is an education provider that service through 10 separately colleges operating in Australia and Singapore. They offer English language, Senior High School, Singapore Government School Preparatory Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor and Master degree courses. "
target: Vostro Institute of Training Australia
Vostro Institute of Training Australia is a leader in flexible and cutting-edge classroom and workplace training programmes. They deliver nationally recognized qualifications from Certificate II to Diploma level in industry areas including business, manufacturing, health services, and more.
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$1.75 [$0.92]
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announced 11/6/2013 via Reuters

Academies Australasia Pty Limited, will acquire DFL Education (QLD) Pty Limited

synopsis: Academies Australasia Group Ltd has agreed to acquire DFL Education (QLD) Pty Limited. DFL Education owns Brisbane School of Hair Dressing and Gold Coast School of Hair Dressing which are training academies for aspiring hair stylists. They offer certificates and short training courses and expert guidance to students and apprentices.
buyer: Academies Australasia Pty Limited (ASX:AKG:$37.46)
Academies Australasia is an education provider that service through 10 separately colleges operating in Australia and Singapore. It offers English, Senior High School, Singapore Government School Preparatory Certificate, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Bachelor and Master degree courses. "
target parent: DFL Caribbean Holdings Limited
target: DFL Education (QLD) Pty Limited
DFL Education (QLD) Pty Limited owns Brisbane School of Hair Dressing and Gold Coast School of Hair Dressing which are training academies for aspiring hair stylists. They offer certificates and short training courses and expert guidance to students and apprentices.
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$0.89
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closed 5/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

iCollege Ltd., acquired Australian Capital College

synopsis: iCollege has bought Australian Capital College, a CRICOS accredited education institution based in ACT, Australia. Australian Capital College is a private college set up to facilitate international students' desire to study in Australia, with courses in English, Business Administration, and Leadership and Management.
buyer: iCollege Ltd. (ASX:ICT:$1.58)
iCollege Limited is a vocational education and training organisation that provides both accredited and non-accredited training solutions to existing workers, job seekers and school leavers throughout Australia and abroad. "
target: Australian Capital College
Australian Capital College is a private college set up to facilitate international students' desire to study in Australia. They offer courses in English, Business Administration, and Leadership and Management.
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closed 8/11/2016 via BNC Analysis

iBosses Corporation Limited, acquired Straits Institute Pte Ltd.

synopsis: iBosses Corporation Limited is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 70% strategic interest in the share capital of Straits Institute Pte Ltd. Straits Institute's principal acivity is commercial schools offering higher education.
buyer: iBosses Corporation Limited (ASX:IB8:$0.85)
The iBosses Group is dedicated to inspiring and leading potential entrepreneurs in their pursuit of success through their individually-tailored training programmes. "
target: Straits Institute Pte Ltd.
Straits Institute Pte Ltd has been operating for more than 12 years. The principal activity is commercial schools offering higher education. Straits Institute started as Telelingua Eduational Centre Pte Ltd and developed into one of the biggest language training centre in Singapore.
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announced 1/30/2014 via Wall Street Journal

Loyalist Group Limited, will acquire Study English In Canada, Inc.

synopsis: Loyalist Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Study English in Canada ("SEC"), a licensed English-as-a-second-language (ESL) school operator with campuses in Toronto and Vancouver.
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: Study English In Canada, Inc.
Study English in Canada is a prestigious English Preparation School. SEC offers highly tailored, results-driven programs at both its Toronto and Vancouver campuses. Its curriculum structure allows students to design personal, specialized schedules in order to reach their goals.
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$4.38
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announced 11/26/2007 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., will acquire ACE Education

synopsis: Kaplan is to purchase a majority stake in ACE Education, which provides preparatory classes for entry to U.K. universities at centers across China, in addition to post-secondary and professional training at Sino-British College in Shanghai. Kaplan has been a minority owner of the business since April 2007.
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: ACE Education
ACE Education was established in 1997. In partnership with the Northern Consortium UK (NCUK), a university consortium of leading British universities, ACE offers international undergraduate and postgraduate programs in major cities across China, including Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu and Chongqing.
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closed 8/13/2007 via

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Bradford College

synopsis: Kaplan, a leading international provider of higher and professional education, has agreed to acquire Bradford College and Grange Business School, based in Adelaide, Australia. The parties expect to complete the transaction shortly. The price of the transaction was not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Bradford College
Bradford College provides pathway programs for the University of Adelaide, a member of the “Group of 8” schools that make up Australia’s leading institutions of higher education. Grange Business School offers programs in accounting and other business subjects.
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announced 1/29/2020 via BNC Analysis

Benesse Holdings, Inc., will acquire Study Hacker Co., Ltd.

synopsis: Benesse Holdings Inc., a Japanese company focused on education and publishing, will acquire a 50.1% stake in Study Hacker Co., Ltd., a specialty prep school in Japan. Study Hacker helps students prepare for medical school exams and other difficult university exams. The company also operates English learning centers.
buyer: Benesse Holdings, Inc. (TSE:9783:$4,052.38)
Benesse Holdings, Inc. is a Japanese company focused on education and publishing. Benesse Holdings, Inc. provides, through its subsidiaries, course material, student pocketbooks, magazines, tutoring services, exam prep services, educational equipment, and more. "
target: Study Hacker Co., Ltd.
Study Hacker is a specialty prep school in Japan. Study Hacker helps students prepare for medical school exams and other difficult university exams. The company also operates English learning centers that provide short-term training to help students improve their English.
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closed 4/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

ArborBridge, purchased Asian Business from ESM Group

synopsis: A Sacramento-based tutoring company ESM Group has completed the sale of its Asian business to ArborBridge, a Santa Monica-based learning company. ESM started its Asia business in 2008 with tutors in Tokyo, helping students there prepare for college entry into the United States.
buyer: ArborBridge
ArborBridge is an educational services firm that has pioneered the most scientific and personalized tutoring in the world. ArborBridge offers a full range of online and in-person programs that include SAT and ACT Test preparation, K-12 Tutoring and ISEE and SSAT preparation. "
seller: ESM Group
ESM started its Asia business in 2008 with tutors in Tokyo, helping students there prepare for college entry into the United States. It eventually did work in Singapore and Hong Kong, but in recent years it pared back down to only Tokyo.
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closed 10/18/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Berkeley College, acquired Rennert International

synopsis: Berkeley Language Services, a subsidiary of Berkeley Educational Services of New York (BES), acquired Rennert International, a New York City-based international language school, teacher training center and translation services provider. BES is the parent of Berkeley College, a family-owned institution with campuses in New York and New Jersey.
buyer: Berkeley College
Berkeley College, established in 1931, is a regionally accredited college providing excellence in teaching and learning through a student-focused approach to career education. "
target: Rennert International
Founded in 1973, Rennert International is a full-service language school, teacher-training center and translation services provider. Their specialties include translation and interpretation services, English and international language instruction, Teen language programs, and ESOL teaching training.
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closed 1/27/2016 via BNC Analysis

LCI Education, acquired Canadian as a Second Language Institute

synopsis: LCI Education, a network of postsecondary campuses around the world, has acquired the Canadian as a Second Language Institute. CSLI specializes in Conversational English classes and provides an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
buyer: LCI Education
Present on 5 continents, the LCI Education network consists of 22 post-secondary campuses in 12 countries, and some 1,500 employees offering instruction to over 10,000 students throughout the world each year. "
target: Canadian as a Second Language Institute
Canadian as a Second Language Institute specializes in Conversational English classes. They provide an active and engaging environment where students can get comfortable speaking English and learn to communicate effectively and with ease.
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closed 2/23/2006 via PR Newswire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired Hong Kong Putonghua Vocational School (HKPVS)

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc., one of the world's leading providers of educational services, has acquired Hong Kong Putonghua Vocational School (HKPVS), a leading provider of Mandarin language training in Hong Kong. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
buyer parent: The Washington Post Company
buyer: Kaplan, Inc.
Kaplan, Inc., is a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids and schools. "
target: Hong Kong Putonghua Vocational School (HKPVS)
Established in 1973, Hong Kong Putonghua Vocational School (HKPVS) provides Mandarin language instruction for individual students and executive learners, including international professionals seeking to improve business links in the region.
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announced 1/14/2019 via Company Press Release

Australian Apex Education Pty Ltd, will purchase Ability Education and MEGT Institute from MEGT

synopsis: Australian Apex Education, a subsidiary of SDM Group Holdings and a leading provider of Vocational Education and Training, will acquire Ability Education and Institute Training (MEGT Institute) from MEGT. Ability Education provides English courses to international students. Institute Training provides courses on early childhood education and care.
buyer parent: SDM Jazz and Ballet Academie
buyer: Australian Apex Education Pty Ltd
Apex Institute of Education is one of Australia's leading private providers of Vocational Education and Training for international and domestic students. Apex offers a range of quality courses developed and taught by highly experienced and qualified trainers in a diverse and inclusive environment. "
seller: MEGT
Ability Education provides English courses covering conversational, practical and academic English to international students. Institute Training is a Registered Training Organisation in Australia and a specialist provider for national accredited courses on early childhood education and care.
price ($mm)
$3.28
rev ($mm)
$10
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
0.3x
EV / EBITDA
12.7x
announced 10/17/2018 via GlobeNewswire

Anvia Holdings, will acquire The Eagle Academy

synopsis: Anvia Holdings Corporation announced that it has executed a term sheet to acquire Xamerg Pty Ltd, an Australian Vocational Education institution, trading under the brand Eagle Academy. The Eagle Academy has established itself as a leading education institution in Sports Management, English Language to foreign students, Business and Management.
buyer: Anvia Holdings (OTCPK:ANVV:$2.35)
Anvia Holdings is the world's integrated end to end service provider for blue collar workers by training, certification, placement services, entrepreneur services and provision of the blue collar services on demand for consumers and businesses around the world. "
target: The Eagle Academy
The Eagle Academy has established itself as a leading education institution in Sports Management, English Language to foreign students, Business and Management. They currently have campuses in two states in Australia: Queensland and Victoria.
price ($mm)
$0.93
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announced 12/3/2013 via Bloomberg

Pearson plc, will acquire Grupo Multi Holding

synopsis: Pearson Plc agreed to acquire Grupo Multi, an English-language training company in Brazil, as the London-based company accelerates growth in its education business. Group Multi Holding is a leader in the market of language teaching, information technology and vocational education.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn. "
target: Grupo Multi Holding
Group Multi Holding is a Brazilian multinational and world leader in the market of language teaching, information technology and vocational education.
price ($mm)[EV]
$722 [$829]
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announced 9/2/2008 via PR Newswire

CIBT Education Group Inc., will acquire Concordia Group

synopsis: CIBT Education Group Inc. is pleased to report that it has entered into an agreement with Concordia Career College and Modus International Language Institute (collectively "Concordia Group") of Vancouver, BC to acquire all the revenue, fixed assets, licensing rights, and intellectual properties.
buyer parent: Capital Alliance Group Inc.
buyer: CIBT Education Group Inc. (MBA:$57.97)
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management and investment company with a special focus on the global education market. Its subsidiaries include CIBT School of Business, Tourism Training Institute (Beijing), and Sprott-Shaw Degree College Corp. "
target: Concordia Group
Concordia Group is the parent of Concordia Career College and Modus International Language Inst. Concordia and Modus are both established career and English language schools with a special focus on the Korean, Japanese and Latin American markets.
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closed 2/8/2019 via BNC Analysis

Talisis, acquired Harmon Hall Holding, S. de R.L. de C.V.

synopsis: The Mexican learning and development platform company Talisis, has acquired Harmon Hall, the leading English Language company in Mexico. They use their own methodology to deliver English language education to all kinds of students.
buyer: Talisis
Headquartered in Mexico, Talisis is a platform for learning and developing skills. It optimizes the operation and academic focus of educational institutions and responds to the generational needs of knowledge and skills of the future. "
target: Harmon Hall Holding, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Harmon Hall is the leading English Language company in Mexico. They have developed their own methodology which is constantly evolving in order to always be at the forefront of language education. Their program strengthens speaking, reading and skills.
price ($mm)
$28
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closed 9/18/2013 via Market Wire

Loyalist Group Limited, acquired KGIC Education Group

synopsis: Loyalist Group Limited is pleased to announce that, on September 17, 2013, it has completed the acquisition of KGIC Language College Corp. ("KGIC"), an accredited and licensed English-as-a-second-language school, and KGIC Business College Corp.
buyer: Loyalist Group Limited (TSX-V:LOY:$47.90)
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs. "
target parent: CIBT Education Group Inc.
target: KGIC Education Group
KGIC Education Group, Inc., a language school, provides English language learning programs in Canada. The company offers language enhancement programs, summer programs, and workshops.
price ($mm)
$9.01
rev ($mm)
$24
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 3/15/2010 via PR Newswire

CIBT Education Group Inc., acquired KGIC Education Group

synopsis: CIBT Education Group Inc. is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition KGIC Education Group of Vancouver, British Columbia. KGIC Education Group is one of the largest private English language training schools and business colleges in Canada with 7 campuses.
buyer parent: Capital Alliance Group Inc.
buyer: CIBT Education Group Inc. (MBA:$57.97)
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management and investment company with a special focus on the global education market. Its subsidiaries include CIBT School of Business, Tourism Training Institute (Beijing), and Sprott-Shaw Degree College Corp. "
target: KGIC Education Group
With five campuses and 1500 full-time students, KGIC is one of the largest ESL & Business institutions in Canada. KGIC offers outstanding courses in English, Career development and Business; Teacher training diplomas; and Youth summer Programs.
price ($mm)
$4.68
rev ($mm)
$14
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
0.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/6/2009 via PR Newswire

Noah Education, acquired Little New Star Education Group

synopsis: Noah Education Holdings Ltd., a leading provider of interactive education content in China, announced the completion of its acquisition of 100% interest in Little New Star Education Group, a Changsha-based private education service provider that specializes in providing English language training for kids.
buyer: Noah Education (NED:$37.23)
Noah Education Holdings, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, engages in the development, marketing, and distribution of interactive education content in the People’s Republic of China. It offers interactive, multimedia learning materials primarily to complement prescribed textbooks used in China. "
target: Little New Star Education Group
Little New Star, founded in 1992, is a leading provider of kids' English language training in China, based in Changsha, Hunan province.
price ($mm)
$18
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closed 10/1/2014 via BusinessWire

Kuepa, acquired Cedumec

synopsis: Kuepa.com has acquired Cedumec, one of Latin America’s workforce development schools, which provides courses and other educational programs for adults in Mexico City. Cedumec provides training in computer science, computer assembly and repair, English language, and CENEVAL, a standardized test for adults who wish to validate high school studies.
buyer: Kuepa
Kuepa provides workforce development blended and online learning solutions to adults throughout Latin America. Through its proprietary platform and blended learning content, Kuepa has trained over 30,000 students since its founding three years ago. "
target: Cedumec
Cedumec is an institution with over 30 years of experience in providing quality education for adults. It provides training in computer science, computer assembly and repair, English language, and CENEVAL, a standardized test for adults who wish to validate high school studies.
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closed 7/18/2012 via PR Newswire

Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc., acquired MPW

synopsis: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm, announced that it has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of Mander Portman Woodward Limited. MPW is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities.
buyer: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
Levine Leichtman Capital Partners is a Los Angeles, California-based investment firm that manages approximately $5.0 billion of institutional investment capital through private equity partnerships, distressed debt and leveraged loan funds. "
target parent: Apollo Group, Inc.
target: MPW
MPW is a leading provider of high quality private education for students in their crucial transition from secondary school into UK universities. It provides educational offerings to both domestic and international students who plan to continue their education at prominent universities in the UK.
price ($mm)
$85
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