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closed 6/15/2015 via BusinessWire

Kuepa, acquired First Class English

synopsis: Kuepa.com has acquired a majority stake in First Class, a leading English language provider in Colombia, which provides educational programs, test preparation, and exams for the corporate market in Colombia. With this acquisition, Kuepa increases its existing presence in the country.
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: First Class English
First Class has provided counseling and preparation services for English language learning to corporate and institutional programs for more than 14 years in Colombia.
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announced 12/12/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Meten International Education Group will be merged with EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp.,

synopsis: UK-based EdtechX Holdings has entered into a merger agreement with Meten Education, a market leader in English Learning Training in China. The combined entity will operate as Meten EdtechX and focus on providing English and future skills training for a growing market of Chinese students and young professionals.
buyer: EdtechX Holdings Acquisition Corp. (EDTX:$0.00)
UK-based EdtechX Holdings is a public acquisition company sponsored by affiliates of a specialist edtech investment bank. EdtechX has built an industry-leading platform of education and training businesses through the targeted acquisition, consolidation, and development of companies. "
target: Meten International Education Group
Meten is a market leader in English Learning Training (ELT) in China, with a leading position in the adult ELT segment. Meten operates an omnichannel business comprising a nationwide network of learning centers under the brands Meten, ABC, and Likeshuo, the popular English digital tutoring platform.
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closed 4/17/2019 via PR Newswire

LearnShip Networks GmbH, acquired GlobalEnglish Corporation

synopsis: Learnship, the world's leading provider of online, face-to-face language training has acquired GlobalEnglish, a leading provider of digital language training. GlobalEnglish is a worldwide leader in providing digital business English communication training to corporate learners.
buyer parent: THI Investments GmbH
buyer: LearnShip Networks GmbH
Learnship is based in Cologne, Germany with offices in Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Paris (France), Basel (Switzerland) and Chicago (USA). The company provides online, face-to-face training in 14 languages for employees at international organizations in more than 75 countries. "
target: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate.
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closed 3/27/2019 via PR Web

Alc Press Inc., acquired OKpanda

synopsis: ALC Press, a language-focused educational service provider in Japan, has acquired OKpanda, an English learning platform that includes instant messaging, live voice, and digital curricula. OKpanda connects English learners with amazing, certified ESL teachers who train users through the best of digital self learning content.
buyer parent: Freebit Co. Ltd.
buyer: Alc Press Inc.
ALC Press Inc. is a language-focused educational service provider in Japan. It engages in the planning, production, and sale of materials for distance learning in Japan. ALC Press provides language learning materials as well as learning courses over the internet. "
target: OKpanda
OKpanda is an English learning platform that includes instant messaging, live voice, and digital curricula. OKpanda connects English learners with amazing, certified ESL teachers who train users through the best of digital self learning content.
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closed 11/11/2016 via Company Press Release

GlobalEnglish Corporation, acquired GlobalEnglish Corporation

synopsis: Following the closure of a successful management buyout, GlobalEnglish announced the company as the new, independent leader in the Business English language learning market. The management buyout from Pearson, the world’s leading education company, was led by GlobalEnglish’s Karine Allouche Salanon, along with other organizational leaders.
buyer: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate. "
target parent: Pearson plc
target: GlobalEnglish Corporation
GlobalEnglish delivers Business English language learning solutions to organizations across the globe. The company’s unique combination of technology, personal coaching, context-driven learning and engaging content uniquely positions GlobalEnglish to help teams co-operate, collaborate and innovate.
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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
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$24
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announced 1/9/2013 via BusinessWire

CIBT Education Group Inc., will acquire Linkman International Language Institute

synopsis: CIBT Education Group Inc. has agreed to buy Linkman International Language Institute. Linkman is a language training institution in China that specializes in English language training for students in elementary and middle school, but also train students in high school as well as adults.
buyer: CIBT Education Group Inc. (MBA:$57.97)
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the global education market. CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language colleges and offers cooperative joint programmes in 18 countries. "
target: Linkman International Language Institute
Linkman International Language Institute is a language training institution. Linkman provides high quality English training programs to over 200 students in a wide range of age groups, but specializes in Children’s English programs.
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closed 7/30/2012 via BNC Analysis

Pearson plc, acquired PT Efficient English Services

synopsis: Pearson plc, the London-based publisher of Penguin Books Ltd., spent $16.3 million for PT Efficient English Services, which operates Wall Street Institute in Indonesia, from Navis Capital Partners. PT Efficient English currently provides English-language training to more than 8,000 students in Indonesia.
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: Navis Capital Partners
target: PT Efficient English Services
PT Efficient English Services, which operates Wall Street Institute in Indonesia, provides English-language training to more than 8,000 students.
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$16
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announced 5/25/2012 via Wall Street Journal

Pearson plc, will acquire GlobalEnglish Corporation

synopsis: Pearson, the world's leading learning company, is announcing the acquisition of GlobalEnglish from its current ownership group for $90 million in cash. GlobalEnglish is a leading provider of cloud-based, on-demand Business English learning, assessment and performance support software.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is an international education and media company with world-leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing. "
target: GlobalEnglish Corporation
Founded in 1997 in California, GlobalEnglish is a leading provider of cloud-based, on-demand Business English learning, assessment and performance support software. It serves more than 450 corporate customers, including 20% of the Forbes Global 2000 companies.
price ($mm)
$90
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closed 7/30/2010 via Wall Street Journal

Pearson plc, acquired Wall Street Institute, Inc.

synopsis: The Carlyle Group said that it has sold English training business, the Wall Street Institute, to U.K.-based publisher Pearson PLC for $92 million. The Wall Street Institute's 340 franchised centers, together with its online tools, provide spoken English training in 25 regions across Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.
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: The Carlyle Group
target: Wall Street Institute, Inc.
Wall Street Institute is the premier source for English instruction for individuals and corporate clients around the world. Utilizing both company–owned and franchised centers, Wall Street Institute has provided instruction to over 2 million students with a current enrollment of 160,000 people.
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$101
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closed 7/15/2010 via PR Newswire

Grupo Ahorro Corporación, acquired Vaughan Systems

synopsis: Vaughan Systems, Spain's leading on-site and multimedia English language training company, announced that Ahorro Corporacion has acquired a 55% stake through its private equity fund, AC Capital Premier II, managed by AC Desarrollo.
buyer: Grupo Ahorro Corporación
Ahorro Corporación is the Spanish savings banks' financial services group. It has been providing advisory and investment services to institutional customers and professional investors for over 30 years. "
target: Vaughan Systems
Vaughan Systems is a English language training company based in Spain. Vaughan Systems has three principal lines of business: on-site training, media and publishing, which cater traditionally to corporate and individual clients.
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closed 1/5/2011 via GlobeNewswire

Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc., acquired Language Key

synopsis: Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc. has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Language Key Asia Ltd, a well-established business English and communication skills training holding company in Hong Kong, including its operational subsidiaries in Hong Kong and mainland China (collectively referred to as "Language Key").
buyer: Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc. (MKHD:$0.00)
Mount Knowledge Holdings, Inc. is an educational software development, sales and training company offering innovative and proprietary "real-time self learning" software products and teaching services for both corporate and direct consumer markets worldwide. "
target: Language Key
The Language Key is an established business English and communication skills training consultancy. The Language Key provides generic and tailored business English and communication skills courses and workshops to local and international companies.
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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.
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$4.68
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closed 1/6/2009 via BusinessWire

Kaplan, Inc., acquired West of England Language Services

synopsis: Kaplan, Inc. announced that it has acquired West of England Language Services Limited, an international group of English language schools located in the U.S., Australia, and the U.K.
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: West of England Language Services
West of England Language Services offers general English language training for adults, as well as courses focused on specific language needs, such as business English, academic English and preparation for the International English Language Testing System and University of Cambridge exams.
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closed 4/30/2008 via PR Newswire

China Education Alliance, Inc., acquired World Exchanges Inc.

synopsis: China Education Alliance, Inc., a leading distributor of educational resources, offering high-quality programs and training both through online networks and an on-site training center in the People's Republic China, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire and has, on the same day, closed on the acquisition of World Exchanges Inc.
buyer: China Education Alliance, Inc. (CEU:$46.27)
China Education Alliance, Inc.'s strategy is to provide high-quality online educational services including: exam preparation outside the centralized Key High Schools, vocational training for graduates and continued professional development training. "
target: World Exchanges Inc.
World Exchanges Inc. provides English training programs in China as well as English test preparation courses and overseas study and consulting services through its five existing ''Group Entities''.
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announced 7/24/2007 via PR Newswire

Morgan Equities Group, Inc., will acquire Shenzhen Interactive Learning Center

synopsis: Morgan Equities Group, Inc. announced that it has entered an agreement to purchase 100% of Shenzhen Interactive Learning Center, a Wholly Owned Foreign Enterprise in China.
buyer: Morgan Equities Group, Inc.
Morgan Equities Group, Inc. is a public company based in Fayetteville, TN. The company's mission is to maximize the company's value for its investors. The Company's common stock is currently traded over-the-counter on the NASD, symbol MRGG. "
target: Shenzhen Interactive Learning Center
The Shenzhen Interactive Language Center is an English and Mandarin training center devoted to true interactive teaching methods in the classroom. Their classes attach special importance to the use of Mandarin/ Chinese Language in everyday, real-life situations.
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closed 3/20/2019 via Company Press Release

Learnlight, acquired Arenalingua Gmbh

synopsis: Learnlight, the global language, intercultural skills and soft skills training provider, has acquired arenalingua, a leading German language training company, as part of its European expansion strategy. The acquisition, backed by Beech Tree Private Equity and Learnlight’s management team.
buyer parent: Beech Tree Private Equity
buyer: Learnlight
Learnlight provides language and soft skills training to blue chips and international institutions across the world, using a blend of cutting-edge technology and world-class instructor-led training to equip employees with the skills they need to succeed in a complex business environment. "
target: Arenalingua Gmbh
Arenalingua is a leading German language training company. Arenalingua offers Government-sponsored English language courses for employees in a blended learning format, German training for professionals in specialist areas such as medicine, healthcare or engineering.
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closed 1/23/2019 via BNC Analysis

Eric Goebel, acquired Ipsé Formation Linguistique

synopsis: Eric Goebel, a French entrepreneur, has acquired Ipsé Formation, a language learning center in France. Ipsé Formation provides language learning services and supports companies in their international development. They offer courses for learning English, German, Spanish, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Russian.
buyer: Eric Goebel
Eric Goebel is a French entrepreneur. Eric Goebel is a managing director at Cofigem, a fund management business, and Plein Horizon, a real estate company that specializes in real estate rental. "
target: Ipsé Formation Linguistique
Ipsé Formation is a language learning center in France. Ipsé Formation provides language learning services and supports companies in their international development. They offer courses for learning English, German, Spanish, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, and Russian.
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closed 10/24/2018 via Company Press Release

Technicis Translation, acquired AAC Global Oy

synopsis: The Technicis Group, the professional translation specialist, has acquired AAC Global. AAC Global helps businesses succeed by providing translation and localization services for all types of content, tailored face-to-face and digital training solutions for any learning need, and marketing content production for every channel.
buyer parent: Groupe BPCE
buyer: Technicis Translation
Technicis Translation is the leading translation agency in France, and counts among the three main players in Europe. Because of 350 global employees and a network of 7,000 specialized translators, Technicis meets the needs of companies across all industries and in any language combination. "
target parent: Korona Invest
target: AAC Global Oy
AAC Global promotes its clients’ success in international markets by helping them to get their message through to their customers. AAC Global’s services include translation and localization services, content production for all channels, language and communication training, and interpreting services.
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closed 6/28/2018 via Company Press Release

EDUA Group, acquired James Cook Languages

synopsis: EDUA Group, the leading private educational group on the Czech market, is expanding its portfolio of services through the acquisition of James Cook Languages (JCL), the largest Czech language provider of corporate language learning.
buyer: EDUA Group
EDUA Group is the largest private educational group in the Czech Republic. Its brands – Jipka, Tutor, Caledonian School, Top Vision, Digiskills, and BridgeWaterBlu – focus on lifelong learning and the development of innovations in education. "
target: James Cook Languages
James Cook Languages (JCL) is the largest Czech language provider of corporate language learning. They developed processes, a methodology and quality which satisfies even the most demanding customer. They are a strong and stable partner providing comprehensive language services at reasonable prices.
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closed 6/15/2015 via BusinessWire

Kuepa, acquired First Class English

synopsis: Kuepa.com has acquired a majority stake in First Class, a leading English language provider in Colombia, which provides educational programs, test preparation, and exams for the corporate market in Colombia. With this acquisition, Kuepa increases its existing presence in the country.
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: First Class English
First Class has provided counseling and preparation services for English language learning to corporate and institutional programs for more than 14 years in Colombia.
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closed 6/15/2015 via BusinessWire

Kuepa, acquired First Class English

synopsis: Kuepa.com has acquired a majority stake in First Class, a leading English language provider in Colombia, which provides educational programs, test preparation, and exams for the corporate market in Colombia. With this acquisition, Kuepa increases its existing presence in the country.
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: First Class English
First Class has provided counseling and preparation services for English language learning to corporate and institutional programs for more than 14 years in Colombia.
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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 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 9/28/2016 via BNC Analysis

NIIT Ltd, acquired Ilimi.in

synopsis: NIIT Limited has acquired Perceptron Learning Solutions Private Limited (Perceptron), a Bengaluru-based start-up. Established in 2014, Ilimi.in by Perceptron focuses on developing next generation learning platforms that combine deep analytics and semantic computing to ensure better learning outcomes.
buyer: NIIT Ltd (BSE:532541:$127.92)
Established in 1981, NIIT Limited, a global leader in Skills and Talent Development, offers multi-disciplinary learning management and training delivery solutions to corporations, institutions, and individuals in over 40 countries. "
target: Ilimi.in
Established in 2014, Ilimi.in by Perceptron focuses on developing next generation learning platforms that combine deep analytics and semantic computing to ensure better learning outcomes. Perceptron has implemented its learning solutions in both adult learning and the primary education space.
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announced 1/9/2019 via BNC Analysis

Adapt IT Holdings Limited, will acquire Wisenet Information Systems

synopsis: Adapt IT is acquiring Australia’s Wisenet Group and Wisenet SG. Wisenet provides SaaS learning relationship management system to vocational training institutions. The Wisenet Group was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Melbourne, with regional offices in New Zealand and Singapore.
buyer: Adapt IT Holdings Limited (JSE:ADI:$97.24)
Based in South Africa, Adapt IT provides a variety of specialized turnkey IT solutions and services to the Education, Financial Services and Mining & Manufacturing sectors. Its services and solutions span the IT life-cycle from consulting and application design through to delivery and support. "
target: Wisenet Information Systems
Based in Australia, Wisenet provides a Software as a Service Learning Relationship Management System (Student Lifecycle Management and Compliance) to vocational training institutions called Registered Training Organisations.
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$3.83
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closed 9/9/2013 via PR Web

JAK, Ltd., acquired LabMentors Corp.

synopsis: PCS Edventures!.com, Inc., (PCSV) a leading provider of K-12 programs focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) announced the sale of its Labmentors Canadian subsidiary to JAK, Ltd., a Canadian company.
buyer: JAK, Ltd.
JAK, Ltd. is a Canadian company. "
target parent: PCS Edventures, Inc.
target: LabMentors Corp.
LabMentors provides guided on-line labs for web-based information technology training and certification. Participants can log on anywhere to gain hands-on experience and advice in the study of Windows 2003, XP, 2000, Security, Cisco Networking and Custom Application programs/certification tracks.
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announced 4/5/2017 via Company Press Release

TakeLessons, will acquire Chromatik

synopsis: TakeLessons, the leading online community for lifelong learning, announces they have entered into an agreement to acquire Chromatik, a leader in digital sheet music and music education.
buyer: TakeLessons
TakeLessons is the trusted online marketplace for finding qualified and vetted instructors. At TakeLessons, students can follow their dreams and fuel personal growth by connecting with the perfect instructor in areas ranging from music, dance and acting to foreign languages, math and photography. "
target: Chromatik
Long Beach-based Chromatik, founded in 2010, develops digital sheet music and apps for music education.
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closed 3/8/2017 via BNC Analysis

Udacity, Inc., acquired Terminal

synopsis: Udacity acquired CloudLabs, a small shop building interactive coding environments that let groups collaboratively code from within their browsers. CloudLabs was behind Terminal.com, a platform enabling the custom creation of computer programming courses built around an interactive, container-based, command-line interface.
buyer: Udacity, Inc.
Udacity, a pioneer in online education, is building "University by Silicon Valley"​, a new type of online university that teaches the actual programming skills that industry employers need today, and provides education at a fraction of the cost and time of traditional schools. "
target: Terminal
Terminal.com, by CloudLabs, is a platform enabling the custom creation of computer programming courses built around an interactive, container-based, command-line interface.
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closed 10/9/2018 via BusinessWire

Wiley, acquired The Learning House, Inc.

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons has completed the acquisition of Learning House, a diversified education services provider, from Weld North Holdings. The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses.
buyer: Wiley (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
Wiley develops digital education, learning, assessment, and certification solutions to help universities, businesses, and individuals move between education and employment and achieve their ambitions. "
target parent: SilverLake
target: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals.
price ($mm)
$200
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$70
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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 11/29/2017 via PR Newswire

Instructure, acquired Practice XYZ, Inc.

synopsis: Instructure, Inc., a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company in education and learning and performance management, announced it has acquired Practice, an applied video microlearning solution used to sustain continuous learning cultures and drive innovation.
buyer: Instructure (INST:$245.53)
Instructure is a technology company that is focused on improving education. Instructure created Canvas, Gauge, Arc and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. "
target: Practice XYZ, Inc.
Practice is an applied video microlearning solution used to sustain continuous learning cultures and drive innovation. Organizations use Practice to create a scalable means for teams to practice skills and receive feedback through the power of peer-to-peer video assessment and coaching.
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announced 5/25/2016 via BusinessWire

China Chuanglian Education, will acquire Chuanglian Xinghui

synopsis: China Chuanglian Education Group Limited is pleased to announce that it has entered into a share transfer agreement to acquire an additional 50% equity interest in Shenzhen Chuanglian Xinghui Technology Company, a company engaging in online education development through its website ijiaoyin.com.
buyer: China Chuanglian Education (SEHK:2371:$14.79)
China Chuanglian Education is engaged in the online education business and internet advertisement industry in the PRC. The Group owns cross-media platform that facilitates online training, smart management of online education and exchange of education resources. "
target: Chuanglian Xinghui
Chuanglian Xinghui is a new and developing internet technology company engaging in online education development, and operates the ijiaoyin.com. It is an education system that operates across three major information media in computers, mobile phones and televisions.
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closed 2/10/2016 via PR Web

Fulcrum Labs, acquired Adapt Courseware, LLC.

synopsis: Los Angeles-based Fulcrum Labs has acquired online learning innovator Adapt Courseware. Adapt Courseware delivers a modern approach to antiquated textbooks through its adaptive learning repository of award winning multimedia interactives, videos, and assessments.
buyer: Fulcrum Labs
Founded in 2014, Fulcrum Labs is a full-service learning and development agency for organizations tired of DIY instructional tools and death by PowerPoint, which has been synonymous with e-learning and classroom training. "
target: Adapt Courseware, LLC.
Adapt Courseware delivers a modern approach to antiquated textbooks through its adaptive learning repository of award winning multimedia interactives, videos, and assessments. Its powerful, competency-based content aggregation and delivery toolset integrates with a school's LMS.
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closed 5/18/2015 via BusinessWire

The Learning House, Inc., acquired Acatar

synopsis: The Learning House, a leading cloud-based technology provider of solutions announced that it has acquired Acatar. Acatar is an online education technology platform that applies science-based principles on effective teaching and course design to work with faculty to develop their courses for technology-enhanced delivery.
buyer parent: Weld North LLC
buyer: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. through its proprietary cloud based technology platform helps colleges and universities create, manage and grow high-quality online degree programs and courses. Learning House enables institutions to efficiently and affordably achieve their online education goals. "
target: Acatar
Acatar is a next-generation online degree platform, incorporating the latest advances in the science of learning, synchronous and asynchronous connectivity, virtual mentoring, and best in class user interface for faculty and students.
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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 11/5/2012 via BusinessWire

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., acquired CPAexcel

synopsis: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a global provider of content and workflow solutions supporting research; professional development; and education, announced that it has acquired Efficient Learning Systems (ELS), Inc, an e-learning system provider in areas like professional finance and accounting.
buyer: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JW.A:$1,830.28)
John Wiley & Sons is a global publisher. Wiley and its acquired companies have published the works of more than 450 Nobel laureates in all categories: Literature, Economics, Physiology/Medicine, Physics, Chemistry and Peace. "
target: CPAexcel
Efficient Learning Systems, Inc. is a leader in computer-based exam review for students. As producers of CPAexcel CPA Exam Review, it produces online test preparation platforms that enrich the learning experience through the use of a unique presentation system.
price ($mm)
$24
rev ($mm)
$7
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.4x
EV / EBITDA
closed 10/16/2012 via Company Press Release

Pearson plc, acquired EmbanetCompass, LLC.

synopsis: Pearson announced the acquisition of EmbanetCompass from an investor group led by Technology Crossover Ventures and Knowledge Universe, for $650m in cash. EmbanetCompass partners with leading non-profit colleges and universities in North America to provide fully online learning solutions for more than 100 university programmes.
buyer: Pearson plc (LSE:PSON:$5,359.58)
Pearson is the world’s leading learning company. Through its books, newspapers and online products and services, Pearson helps people of all ages to live and learn. "
target parent: Technology Crossover Ventures
target: EmbanetCompass, LLC.
EmbanetCompass partners with traditional not-for-profit academic institutions to help them launch and manage successful online academic programs that ensure quality outcomes for students and expand their institutional reach.
price ($mm)
$650
rev ($mm)
$130
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
5.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 4/11/2012 via Company Press Release

Boathouse Capital, Renovus Capital, acquired Atomic Learning, Inc.

synopsis: Renovus Capital Partners and Boathouse Capital announced the acquisition of Atomic Learning from Granite Equity Partners. Atomic Learning's training products provide workshops, classroom-ready projects and tutorials on more than 200 commonly-used software applications and are used by 460,000 teachers and 733,000 college students nationwide.
buyer: Boathouse Capital
buyer: Renovus Capital
Renovus Capital Partners is an education-focused private equity fund. Boathouse Capital is a $120 million junior capital fund that invests mezzanine debt and equity in high-quality lower middle market companies in partnership with management teams and private equity funds. "
target parent: Granite Equity Partners
target: Atomic Learning, Inc.
Atomic Learning's training products provide workshops, classroom-ready projects and tutorials on more than 200 commonly-used software applications and are used by 460,000 teachers and 733,000 college students nationwide.
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closed 10/31/2011 via Company Press Release

Weld North LLC, acquired The Learning House, Inc.

synopsis: Weld North, a firm investing in and operating companies in education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing, has acquired The Learning House, Inc., a leader in enabling not-for-profit colleges and universities to develop effective ways to deliver online degree programs.
buyer: Weld North LLC
Weld North is an investment company concentrating on education, health and wellness, consumer services and marketing businesses. Weld North seeks to make control investments in businesses with high potential for long-term growth in cash flow. "
target: The Learning House, Inc.
The Learning House, Inc. is a comprehensive online education solutions partner that helps colleges and universities develop effective and affordable ways to deliver online degree programs. The Learning House partners with more than 90 colleges and universities in 30 states.
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closed 10/25/2010 via BusinessWire

Compass Knowledge Group merged with Embanet Corporation,

synopsis: Embanet and Compass Knowledge Group announced that they have merged, creating a combined company that is positioned to provide an industry-leading comprehensive suite of online learning services to universities and colleges.
buyer parent: Technology Crossover Ventures
buyer: Embanet Corporation
Embanet is the world leader in providing a full range of online learning services to postsecondary educational institutions. Embanet provides capital and expertise in program development, marketing and enrollment, student services and technology support. "
target: Compass Knowledge Group
Compass Knowledge has been the pioneer and premier provider of distance learning services to prominent non-profit higher education institutions, helping them plan, implement, and operate successful online undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
price ($mm)
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closed 1/9/2007 via BusinessWire

Neutron Enterprises Inc, acquired Stock-Trak, Inc.

synopsis: Neutron Enterprises Inc. has completed the acquisition of Stock-Trak, Inc., a leading provider of stock portfolio simulations for the educational and corporate markets. The acquisition, which was previously announced on November 30, 2006, is anticipated to be accretive to the Company’s earnings in the first year.
buyer: Neutron Enterprises Inc (NTRN.OB:$0.00)
Neutron Enterprises, Inc. is a publicly held corporation that operates two divisions; a newly formed Web and Interactive division and a Media division. Neutron Web and Interactive is currently in development of a community oriented, interactive, prize based multiplayer fantasy stock market portal. "
target: Stock-Trak, Inc.
Stock-Trak’s main site, www.stocktrak.com, provides educational stock market simulation services to over 800 college professors and over 50,000 students worldwide. Stock-Trak’s network of branded sites are used by over 100,000 middle and high school students each year.
price ($mm)
$3.50
rev ($mm)
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cancelled 6/26/2006 via Company Press Release

Facts On File News Service, cancelled an acquisition of Bridges Transitions, Inc.

synopsis: Bridges Transitions Inc. has received notification from Facts on File, Inc. that it is withdrawing its previously announced, unsolicited, non-binding, proposal to acquire all of the issued and outstanding shares of Bridges. As a consequence, Bridges has ceased all discussions with Facts on File, Inc.
buyer parent: Veronis Suhler Stevenson
buyer: Facts On File News Service
Facts On File is recognized as one of the leading print and electronic publishers of general reference materials for the school and library markets. Its product formats include single and multi-volume books, online databases, loose-leaf binders and CD-ROMs. "
target: Bridges Transitions, Inc.
Bridges Transitions Inc. develops, markets and delivers comprehensive products and services that address a wide range of education needs. Our education and career planning products, online test preparation courses and professional development training services are used by schools.
price ($mm)
rev ($mm)
$12
EBITDA ($mm)
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0.0x
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Kyoshin Co., Ltd.
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$162.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$12.17
EBIT ($mm)
$4.76
Net Income ($mm)
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Employees
1463
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Ticker: TSE:6096
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
RareJob Inc.
With the largest number of students, RareJob is the top online English school in Japan. They have provided over 10,000,000 lessons and have helped more than 10,000 Filipino tutors. They aim to provide the best learning experience to students and the most ideal working environment for their tutors.
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2018
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$30.81
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.73
EBIT ($mm)
$1.24
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Ticker: MBA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc.
CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the global education market. CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language colleges and offers cooperative joint programmes in 18 countries.
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$57.97
EBITDA ($mm)
$2.61
EBIT ($mm)
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564
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Ticker: ASX:AKG
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Academies Australasia Pty Limited
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.
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$37.46
EBITDA ($mm)
$6.18
EBIT ($mm)
$5.53
Net Income ($mm)
$4.13
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Loyalist Group Limited
Loyalist Group Limited
Loyalist Group is an educational organization that is in the business of providing in-class private education services, with an emphasis on teaching the following: (i) ESL; (ii) professional development courses; and (iii) college transfer preparation programs.
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$47.90
EBITDA ($mm)
$5.40
EBIT ($mm)
$4.40
Net Income ($mm)
$3.00
Employees
24
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Ticker: EDU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New Oriental
New Oriental
New Oriental is the largest comprehensive educational company in China. The business of New Oriental includes pre-school education, general courses for students of various age levels, online education, overseas study consulting, and textbook publishing.
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$771.72
EBITDA ($mm)
$143.16
EBIT ($mm)
$116.80
Net Income ($mm)
$132.69
Employees
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Ticker: INST
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Instructure
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$245.53
EBITDA ($mm)
($59.16)
EBIT ($mm)
($70.87)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
1413
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ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu
ChinaEdu Corporation's primary business is to provide comprehensive educational services to the online degree programs of leading Chinese universities, including academic program development, technology services, enrollment marketing, student support services and finance operations.
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$85.91
EBITDA ($mm)
$25.24
EBIT ($mm)
$20.53
Net Income ($mm)
$8.57
Employees
2116
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Ticker: TWOU
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2U, Inc.
2U, Inc., formerly known as 2tor, Inc., partners with top-tier universities to deliver rigorous, selective graduate degree and undergraduate for-credit programs online.
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2018
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$411.77
EBITDA ($mm)
($13.76)
EBIT ($mm)
($46.54)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
2626
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Ticker: JP:3834
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc.
ASAHI Net, Inc. is a major Internet service provider based in Japan and is operated by ASAHI Net, Inc., a public company founded on April 2, 1990. ASAHI Net, Inc. has been listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange since December 2007.
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2012
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$80.14
EBITDA ($mm)
$20.62
EBIT ($mm)
$19.59
Net Income ($mm)
$11.63
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Ticker: ASX:RDY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ReadyTech Holdings Limited
ReadyTech Holdings Limited
ReadyTech is an Australian provider of people management software for employment and education. ReadyTech offers a complete student management system for institutions and training organisations. For employers they offer a complete payroll, HR admin and work health and safety management system.
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2019
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$22.12
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.02
EBIT ($mm)
($0.47)
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Kahoot!
Kahoot!
Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform in Norway. Kahoot! makes it easy to create, share and play fun learning games for any subject, in any language, on any device, for all ages. Kahoot! is used in a multitude of settings, including K-12 and university classrooms, corporate offices, and more.
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2018
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0
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Ticker: CA:BRI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Brighter Minds Media, LLC
Brighter Minds Media is a publisher of online and multimedia materials for the whole family with a focus on creating a wholesome online environment for children and the family.
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$6.57
EBITDA ($mm)
($1.06)
EBIT ($mm)
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Axiologix
Axiologix
Axiologix is an International Technology and Services Organization focused on delivering Cloud-based Products and Services. It is creating a nationwide Service Provider of Voice, Data and Cloud services to small and medium size businesses primarily in the United States.
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$9,914.00
EBITDA ($mm)
EBIT ($mm)
($0.32)
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Scientific Learning Corporation
Scientific Learning Corporation
Scientific Learning Corp. is a leading SaaS service provider that delivers neuroscience-based educational technologies that have been research-validated by over 250 studies, including those from Stanford, MIT, and Harvard Universities.
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$17.73
EBITDA ($mm)
$1.36
EBIT ($mm)
$1.01
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
121
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Shoal Games
Shoal Games
Shoal Games is the owner of the "Rooplay" EdTech games platform. Their pioneered curated games platform brings calm, structure and accountability for children and parents in the digital world. Using a subscription model, their active learning games are designed to inspire children to success.
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2018
rev ($mm)
$0.11
EBITDA ($mm)
($2.74)
EBIT ($mm)
($2.75)
Net Income ($mm)
Employees
11
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